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New! The Dwarven Vanguard website - No sugar! - No calories! by Valkorunn Darklocke Category: Announcements
Feb. 20, 2021, 10:39 p.m. (9 months, 2 weeks ago) 877 views

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New Forums

The latest posts from the forums are shown on the front page, this post included.

There are a bunch of interesting categories to post in, including:

Category

Type

What it do tho?

AnnouncementsGrey (Only staff can post, but anyone can read)The latest post in this category will always be shown at the top of the home page.
Guild InformationGreyContains a wealth of useful information like the rules, the uniform, the trials of progression, etcetera.
General DiscussionWhite (Any Member can post and comment) …

Windwarrior Thaela Featherfall by Thaela Featherfall (Peregrin) Category: Profiles
May 12, 2021, 6:54 p.m. (6 months, 3 weeks ago) 388 views

Name: Thaela Featherfall

Rank/Division: Recruit of Mountaineering

Class: Enhancement Shaman

Status: Alive


About Thaela:  I haven't gotten a chance to write up to much, as most of it I would like to have eventually found out via RP. But I did write up a short story about her time during the Cataclysm in the Twilight Highlands fighting against the Dragonmaw Clan. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BkaQeDHlc5yhYkywb4Kojsp5KyusV5KCvGhXYDfi2L4/edit?usp=sharing

She stands about 3'6'' which I understand is rather short for a Dwarf, the oldest of a set of Twins and the apple of her father's eye. She carries the dormant Stormhammer of her fallen sister, so that one day she can smash the orc's face in who killed her sister.

About Dusky: Can't write about Thaela and forget about the most important part, her Gryphon Dusktalon. A stubborn creature who loves Thaela with every feather on her body. Shes somewhat a giant mother hen, and is often seen preening Thaela's hair making a right mess of it, but if you ask Dusktalon it looks fabulous!


About Me:  Hello my name is Ashley, but many of you know me on server as the little Lt Peregrin Ramsey from the Tenth Fleet the Kul Tiran Firecracker herself *flex*. I've …

Dun Tor by Valkorunn Darklocke Category: Guild Lore
May 12, 2021, 11:48 a.m. (6 months, 3 weeks ago) 401 views


Locations

Grand Hall
The first area excavated and used as the Vanguard's forward operating base for much of the early Legion invasions. As other spaces were excavated, operations moved further into the mountain. Being behind the large front gate, it is a safe place to temporarily gather goods and people in an emergency. 

The Loose Blunderbuss
The hold's watering hole. The pub doesn't operate with money but on a strict personal ration. It's possible to earn an extended ration as a bonus for good work and after successful missions. 

Troop Barracks
The garrison is not large enough for seperate division quarters, so they share the barracks. It is segregated by gender.
The Dun Tor troops are mostly Mountaineers, so the others eventually become more informed about gun maintenance and goat-rearing than they ever cared to know.

Off-Limits Construction
Even after most Vanguard troops have left Dun Tor, expansion has not stopped. A small but dedicated team of mining engineers work in a closed-off area, making sure it is safe before opening new spaces for use.

Steward's Office
The office of the Steward of Dun Tor, currently held by Lt. Valkorunn Darklocke. Under his stewardship Dun Tor has become a center …

Grudgebearer Ragnarr Ungart by Ragnarr Ungart Category: Profiles
May 12, 2021, 10:17 a.m. (6 months, 3 weeks ago) 405 views

Name: Ragnarr Ungart

Rank: Recruit

Class: "Grudgebearer" - Fury Warrior (I don't PvP, Fury is just so I can shield and Great Weapon for Transmog. Also, Fury for RP.)

Status: Begrudge, the character name, is new. I made him exclusively for Dwarf RP. I'm a huge fan of Dwarves in Fantasy settings, although never got into WoW Dwarves, ironically enough. Hopefully you guys can aid me in this endeavor! He is active.


A Little Bit About the Character

Ragnarr Ungart is heir to being the Patriarch of the Ungart Clan. Currently, he holds their Book of Grudges, with all known trespasses against his Clan's honor. He's two-hundred and twenty-one years old, and has seen conflict in all four Wars, serving the Alliance, specifically under his Clan's banner in Ironforge's armies. He's infantry, through and through, always preferring the heaviest armor and the largest axe or hammer around. He's stoic, speaks a lot of Dwarvish rather than Common, and has an impeccable beard, as all Dwarves should. He protects his friends and allies as though they were his Clan, and Ragnarr expresses a bit of hatred toward Elves, Orcs and... Well... The Horde in general. Blackbloods, Knife-Ears, Greenskins, Cows... He's called …

Guild Advancement by Valkorunn Darklocke Category: Guild Information
April 3, 2021, 7:56 p.m. (8 months ago) 678 views

Advancing through the ranks requires a few things. First of all, remaining in good standing with the guild. Attending a certain amount of events. Hosting some of your own. Most notably, you'll need to complete the Trials of Progression for your Division to advance beyond Warbrand. 

Recruits in the Vanguard are typically already accomplished soldiers or warriors in some sense. They were recruited by the Vanguard after being recognized for their prowess.

Dragoons have completed their training and are starting to get accustomed to their Division.

Warbrands are seasoned veterans of the Vanguard. They show their grit during the branding ceremony by holding a burning coal in their bare hand.

Ironguards are exceptional soldiers who have successfully completed many difficult missions and trials. They have earned the right to create and wield a masterwork weapon of their own.

A Bael Guard is the best at what they do. They are seen as an expert in their field and can wear a custom uniform to their own specification.

Trials of Progression by Division

Infantry: https://dwarvenvanguard.com/category/2/article/28/infantry-trials
Mountaineers: https://dwarvenvanguard.com/category/2/article/29/mountaineer-trials
Medical: https://dwarvenvanguard.com/category/2/article/31/medical-trials
Sorcerers: https://dwarvenvanguard.com/category/2/article/30/sorcerer-trials


Rank Progression

Recruit to Dragoon

- Attend 5 RP or RP-PVP events with the Vanguard …

Conquest D20 Guide by Valkorunn Darklocke Category: Guild Information
April 3, 2021, 7:25 p.m. (8 months ago) 654 views

Thanks to Maxen and the Warcraft Conquest community for allowing us to use this system!

Unless specified otherwise by the person leading the event, we typically use the popular Conquest system at our events.
Simplified ruleset: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wi9-5LBCJXX-oqOW2vHDXMbp7sjj4Wbj7UqMxTbtaPc
Character sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rvEzXj1y1JX-_d5f0e_E9yMV1u43D0UatOnQQEr0Ojo

Join the official Conquest Discord for more information.

Conquest Overview

- Players start with 10 health
- A player who lost all their health will be "knocked out" until healed.
- You can take or deal damage based on your combat roll:


RollEffect
1You take 6 damage.
2-3You take 3 damage.
4-6You take 2 damage.
7-9You take 1 damage.
10-11No effect.
12-14Deal 1 damage.
15-17Deal 2 damage.
18-19Deal 3 damage.
20Deal 6 damage.


Roll 1: You take 6 damage
Roll 2-3: You take 3 damage
Roll 4-6: You take 2 damage
Roll 7-9: You take 1 damage
Roll 10-11: No effect
Roll 12-14: Deal 1 damage
Roll 15-17: Deal 2 damage
Roll 18-19: Deal 3 damage
Roll 20: Deal 6 damage

- Damage dealt in a combat roll may be applied as healing.
- You may take damage in place of an ally if you roll a draw or higher. …

Gryphon Lessons by Thaugrim by Valkorunn Darklocke Category: Mission Board
Feb. 25, 2021, 7:16 p.m. (9 months, 1 week ago) 387 views


THE DWARVEN VANGUARD


Gryphon Lessons


Claimed by: UNCLAIMED


Event Type:

Combat and Free RP

Basic Theme: 

Fun atmosphere, streak of distress later

Location:

Hinterlands, begin at Aerie Peak

Minimum Player size:

None

DM Difficulty Level:

Medium - Hard


IC Mission Statement:

The newly recruited warriors of the Wildhammer Clan are familiar with gryphons, but have much to learn from their elders. Being able to take to the air is not enough; one must be deft upon the winds to continue the fearsome reputation of the Clan’s gryphon riders. As relations mend between the Vanguard and the Wildhammers, Baruzad troops are invited to get top of the line training along with these young recruits. Join your kin and learn how to fly a gryphon like the best!


OOC Event Map:

The pacing of this event will be tricky. You begin at the rookery and choose an Elder Wildhammer NPC to guide your group (name them). You also pick 2-3 recruit NPCs (name them too - give bonuses to characters who say they already know how to fly well). Take to the sky and do some fun skill checks ( out of /50 so the people know it’s not combat, lighthearted outcomes …

Suggest a site widget (the sidebar on the right) by Valkorunn Darklocke Category: General Discussion
Feb. 25, 2021, 5:38 p.m. (9 months, 1 week ago) 411 views

Widgets are the blocks on the right side of the screen, like Moon Guard Time and the Three Hammers Tribune IC newspaper. If you'd like me to add a feature to the sidebar, let me know and I'll do my best.

- Dice roller widget (D20 by default, or give number from 1-100)

Division Emblems by Valkorunn Darklocke Category: Art
Feb. 21, 2021, 5:59 p.m. (9 months, 1 week ago) 331 views

Google Drive folder with all files: 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15c9B01SoZ9hgS7KCUChcCoKySAeeVXHt

All credit to Thaugrim Anvilrage

Infantry


Medical



Mountaineers


Sorcerers



Khudaal Silverbelt by Valkorunn Darklocke Category: Profiles
May 19, 2020, 4:01 p.m. (1 year, 6 months ago) 261 views

Name: Khudaal Silverbelt

Rank/Division: Ironguard of the Mountaineering Division

Class: Assassination Rogue

Status: Alive



About Khudaal:

Khudaal was born in Thelsamar, the only child of his parents. Khudaal's father died a few months before he was born, so he was raised by his mother, a woman who taught him the life lessons he holds to today. As he grew up, he learned how to hunt the bears in the surrounding woods, and later joined the Rangers of Loch Modan. When he learned of his mother's death at the hands of an orcish raiding party, he traveled south to recover her remains, only to find that she had been buried under the Light at Northshire Abbey. This led to Khudaal hating all orcs, and distrusting those who use the Light. His anger at his mothers death pushed him to join the Defias Gang, where he spent many years preying upon the people of Elwynn, Westfall, and Duskwood. Becoming infamous as the Crimson Reaper, the gang drugged sold him to a cult to keep people from catching on to their work. At the mercy of the cult, Khudaal lived over a decade as their pawn, a prisoner inside his own body as …

Syta Ironbellows by Valkorunn Darklocke Category: Profiles
April 7, 2020, 11:31 a.m. (1 year, 7 months ago) 341 views

Name: Syta Ironbellows

Class: Forgeguard (Retribution Paladin)


Character Info:

Syta was not always a warrior, much less a Forgeguard. Her humble beginnings as a hearth-maiden mark her as different from her brothers and sisters in arms. Preferring to shoo you away from her campfire or cooking pot should you ask about how she became a Forgeguard, as cooking is her one passion, a holdover from her days as a hearth-maiden. She is known to cook for her fellow members of the vanguard while on patrol.


About the player:

I am a 51 y/o woman from the US, I've only been playing since the tail end of Draenor,  joining shortly after Hellfire Citadel came out. This is my very first real rp guild, so I hope to learn as I go.

Moon Guard Time


Dec. 2, 2021, 8:53 a.m.

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MISSIVE FROM THE COUNCIL

As the war against the vile Naga drags on The Council of Three Hammers expresses their gratitude to the service-dwarves who fought in recent battles with Naga forces, and calls for a moment of silence at sunset to remember the 18 dwarves who laid down their lives. Wreaths will be laid at the Pit of Coals in the Ironforge Military District on Thursday.


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