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Akal 

Akal


Orcs,

It’s me, Madeye! My writing has improved a lot over the last year so the chieftain has given me permission to write you all the monthly letter. I suspect the teachings of the Thur’ruk Windwatcher has helped with this! Hasn’t her eyes ceased working? I’m sure she helped! Anyway, I should start talking about the previous month, so what happened?

Well we had some distressing news as the children of the Horde were rounded up and captured! A group of fanatical light worshipping zealots had entered Kalimdor and took cubs from their mother and father, a disgrace! Thanks to the efforts led by Karnna and Grarshak they were promptly defeated and the children rescued. Times for celebration were held, Kran and Thunk’s drinking tournament, Kargnar won the tournament, how? Kargnar’s a lightweight! What’s this world coming to? We also had the first Dra’gamgor, we had one at Kosh’harg but this was the first official one! Drunken backwards racing, wolf and mouse, you name it, we played it too much cheer!

Rhonya Steelheart also settled us down by the fire to to tell the tales of the clan. The stories of the revival of the Red Blades and personal Om’riggor’s were all told, it was a a wholesome night that we should do more! The Vrull’Morah was held for Ish'Magor as we all strive for perfection in the Son of Strife’s name, this month we had three teams after I had punished Kran and Gaar’thok for being disrespectful to a elder. They were named Team Mo’lak and in my eyes re-earned their honour with their excellent performance. Team Mo’lak came second after being heavily outnumbered, team Magor finished last and team Vrull won thanks to a match winning duel by Sigrak!

More troubling news hit our shores as the alliance attacked Durotar and the Barrens! We gathering with many friends and together we forced them back to their boats, the sight of them running with their tails between their legs, a sweet victory to saviour! Planned expedition to the Eastern Kingdoms to gather resources and teach the orcs history of the land was successful, we even managed to give the frostwolves of the Red Blade time to catch up with their clan.

This month has been chaotic and brought things closer to home, with the disgraceful actions of the alliance races stealing children and setting Durotar on fire. The war has just started and more dark times are around the corner, I’ve been getting some unsettling visions in my sleep and we may need to act on them sooner rather then later, but for now let Akashok guide us!

For the Blood of Red Blade,






Akal (May) Events


Guided by the element of air, Akal, named after Akala for her connection to fertility, ushers in vast amounts of positive energy. The coming of Akal often marked the beginning of the spring festivals for the orcish clans as they would celebrate the coming of fertility and growth and venture to new hunting grounds. Through the breezes and tides, Akal carries with it a season of spiritual growth as well as a time in which to celebrate life and the new season.

[Event] Through Rock and Stone
Some trouble is brewing in Durotar again! Those that wish to protect our lands should seek out Gaar’thok at Razor Hill on the 16th of Akal!

[Event] War Training
Kran Twinaxe leads the orcs in war training exercises to keep the clan sharp and prepared for battle, those that wish to be fighting fit should seek him out in Razor Hill on the 17th of Akal.

[Tournament] Vrull’Morah
Razaron hosts the monthly tournament dedicated to the Son of Strife, this month there will be no teams. It will be a individual tournament to see who comes out on top! Get your weapons and loincloths ready for 18th of Akal!

[Campaign] Whispers in the Shadows    
Razaron has been having constant nightmares for the past month and they’ve been gradually been getting worse and worse. He speaks of a wolf and of a far away land called Nazmir. The orcs must venture to these new lands under the guidance of Madeye to discover why the Varog’gor is having these dark visions? Prepare your survival kit, this is going to get bloody on the 19th of Akal!




Announcements

[IC] Clan Gathering
The clan gathering this month won’t be held by the usual tree on the hill of Razor Hill as we’ll be deep within Naz’mir at the time. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have one as the clan has grown even larger over the last few months, so to help with getting together for training and news we’ll try to do one each month.
Ish'Magor


Honored brothers and sisters,

A memorable Kosh'harg has concluded the past month, in no small part thanks to each of your very own efforts. I wish to both congratulate as well as thank you all for contributing to a very successful festival all around. May it be a worthy reminder of what the Horde stands for... as well as good practice for future festivals to come. For we can only eclipse it at this rate!

A joyous month has now come to an end, however. Instead, we must look to what lies ahead. With increasing reports of border incursions from the Alliance, it now falls to us to see to the defense of our homelands. We may not have chosen this war, but there is no reversing the sun. Remain ever-vigilant of threats to the safety of our people, both within and outside of our lands. We are, after all, ever-surrounded by a world of enemies. It is times like these during which we temper not only our blades, but our spirits and our resolve as well.

For the Blood of Redblade,




Ish'Magor (April) Events

As the first buds open to bloom and the wild animals begin to emerge from their dens, Ish'Magor, or 'Echoes of Magor', is primarily known as the month of the element of the Wilds. In addition to the energies of the Wild flowing most vigorously in this period, it is also a time of wisdom and knowledge for those orcs inclined towards matters of the mind. Many of the clan sages would take this opportunity to venture out on self-imposed pilgrimages in order to pursue new knowledge and insights. In the Red Blade Clan, this makes it the favoured month for those who revere the aspect of Magor.

[Event Chains] Incursions
  • Blademaster Grarshak has received reports of Kaldorei contingents making steady advances in the region of Azshara. He has called upon the clan's aid to help drive them from Orgrimmar's front door from the 2nd day of Ish'Magor onward.
  • Karnna Blackfeather has reported bands of raiders and slavers roaming freely into orc territories, threatening the very safety of children and civilians alike. If the Horde is ever to be taken seriously, these manner of threats must be rooted out and wiped from the face of our lands without mercy. We join Blackfeather in rooting out this vermin from the 4th day of Ish'Magor onward.
  • Additional reports indicate the Alliance navy has been growing increasingly bolder near Kalimdor shores. We would do well to remain vigilant not only of our inland borders, but our shores as well.

[Event] Clan Moot
It has been many moons since the last Clan Moot took place, but a recent matter of grave concern to the Mag'har who hailed from their own homelands has recently come to light. Given their past experiences with both orcs and Draenei wielding the Light as a a cruel weapon, concerns have been raised regarding the usage of Light magics within the clan. In order to ensure that the Light's more grievous abilities are held in check as we do with Fel magics, the Clan Moot shall offer a discussion forum for those who wish to contribute to the discussion, so we may come to a unanimous decision what shall and shall not be tolerated. The Clan Moot shall be held upon the 14th day of Ish'Magor.

[Tournaments] Vrull'Morah and Drinking
The monthly Vrull'Morah returns and shall be held on the 12th day of Ish'Magor! Come pay tribute to Vrull or come and see which team will seize victory this time. Will Team Vrull be able to beat the new champions of Team Magor this time around? Additionally, a new tournament shall be held upon the 25th of Ish'Magor: Krunk's Tournament of Drinking. Hosted by Kran Twinaxe and Thunk, they shall lead this tournament of strong heads and livers. Who shall have the questionable honour of being the first to seize the title of Liver Splitter?

[Campaign] Watch out where you Steppes
From the 29th of Ish'Magor onward, Drakora Steeltalon offers to escort any of the clan willing to join her on an expedition to the Burning Steppes. The purpose of this expedition shall not only be to gather crucial supplies to the clan and war effort, but also to introduce us to an important lesson of history as we set foot into the memorable plains at the foot of the Blackrock Mountain.



Announcements

[IC] Clan Gathering
As the last Clan Gathering helped prove, we have a great amount of activity taking place in the clan right now, as new orcs flock to our banner to help pursue our never-ending cause! In order to ensure training shall be kept up to date and all orcs are kept in the know, the next Clan Gathering shall already be taking place on the 21st of Ish'Magor.

[OOC] Officer promotions
During our last Clan Gathering, we have at long last had a great amount of officer promotions that were announced in last month's newsletter! Joining the officer team as of this month are Kai'gron Ripclaw, Kyrazha Throatrender, Razaron Madeye and Vraxxar Wildmark as Varog'Gor, and Kargnar Bloodpaw as Rrosh-tul! Out of these, Razaron, Vraxxar and Kargnar will also be taking up OOC officer responsibilities in addition to their IC responsibilities (in addition to Nar'thak, who has become an exclusively OOC officer for the time being), so don't hesitate to contact them if you require an officer to look into any OOC matters.
Return of the Gul'thauk
(April Fools)


The Gul'thauk were, in the old Red Blade Tribe, among the most feared and mysterious Orcs the tribe had to offer. With initiation rites unknown to the surrounding world, they were tested and hardened relentlessly, in hopes of creating the most mentally strong and cunning Orcs to ever walk Azeroth. To a degree, it was successful. The ranks of the Gul'thauk were once booming, and they were a formidable force of outcasts, rogues, and outlaws that sought their place elsewhere than the other two paths that the Red Blade had to offer, lead by the Varog'Gor; the most elite bodyguards of the Chieftain himself.

In time however, their numbers dwindled and the Gul'thauk were soon unheard of, except for in those pesky dusty annals that nobody except know-it-all New Bloods read to prove a point to their superiors. The infamous curse of the Varog'Gor seemingly rubbed off on the Gul'thauk and drove them to near extinction; leaving only a select few left to tell their mysterious tale.

For years (give or take), there were no more Varog'Gor or Gul'thauk left. The path was made obsolete, and its followers were left mostly pathless in the newly reformed Red Blade Clan. But with the recent rise in Varog'Gor numbers, from zero to four, the Gul'thauk of old have begun stirring under the surface, and thus the Chieftain and his Elders made the quick decision to reinstate the Path of Cunning, but with slight reformation to avoid another downfall.

The comprehensive new guide to the Path of Cunning:
  • No Warriors
  • No Shaman
  • The Gul'thauk must be dabbling in some form of forbidden or shunned magic
  • The Varog'Gor are no longer Elders of the Path
  • There will be a council of Gul'thauk, consisting of one Nag'Ogar, one Gosh'kar, and a New Blood to ensure the Path of Cunning moves in the right direction
  • No Shaman
  • Training will be done in a free-form manner, there is no list of tasks or training that one must complete; it's to be done under one's own supervision
  • The Gul'thauk may break the code. Yep, you read that right! They're sneaky awful Orcs, why would they need to follow the code?
  • Gul'thauk must have a backstory of betrayal and supernatural occurrences
  • Shaman are not allowed

The selection process is carefully done by the Elders of the Clan, and thus only the strongest and most cunning Orcs will be accepted among the Gul'thauk. Do you think you have what it takes? Fill in this comprehensive, easy to fill in form and send it to one of our Officers on Discord or through the PMs on the forum!

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Character name:

Class:

Has your character experienced anything supernatural? (Y/N)

Have you read the guidelines? (Y/N)

Why should -you- be a Gul'thauk and what does it mean to you?

Is your character a Shaman? (Y/N)

In no more than 4000 words, describe to us why you believe Gul'dan is the best orc in history.
Karoshgoth


Honored brothers and sisters,

After some arduous weeks of setting upon the path and beating back enemies left and right, the time has come at last to unwind in one of two most treasured times of the year: the Kosh'harg festival. This season's Kosh'harg is bound to be an incredible undertaking, as we have made grand plans to make up for the world of excrement we have had to suffer over the past season. Now more than ever, we have earned this respite from discord.

In order to make it so, however, your help is required. Make sure to offer any aid you are willing to lend to any of your fellow orcs who intend to put their backs into the organization of this Kosh'harg. There are yet some of us out there who might still be in need of volunteers, so ensure to do your part if you can spare any hands. Even if it be for a single day.

Having said that, however, there is one order above all others that I seek to give to you this month: enjoy. Feast. Celebrate. And give thanks the ancestors for the strength of the pack as well as their support in the times that lie ahead. A new day dawns after the long night has at long last ended. It is a day that is ours for the taking.

For the Blood of Redblade,




Karoshgoth (March) Events

A paradoxical month, Karoshgoth, Serenity's End, marks both the time of the first bi-annual Kosh'harg festival - an essential time of peace for all clans - but also the beginning of new military campaigns as Spring brings with it mild enough conditions to start new wars or resume any outstanding wars. At the very least, the Kosh'harg often provided an opportunity for feuding clans to use the festival as a last chance to prevent any conflicts if at all possible... or a time to offer their respects to the enemy clan, knowing full well it would be their last time among one another as friends.

[Festival] Kosh'harg Celebration
That time of the year has come once more: the time of the Kosh'harg! And this time around, it's bigger than ever before. Just about everyone in the clan has stepped up to take some manner of responsibility in ensuring the festival will be bigger, larger and more entertaining than ever, so be it as organizer or as visitor, be sure to attend the festivities from the 18th to 25th of Karoshgoth! For any additional information, see the entire line-up of activities and events on the notice board here.

[Campaign] Journey to Outlands
With the Kosh'harg Festival fast approaching, the clan has begun to make its way to the Old World in preparation for the festivities. As always, however, the pilgrimage is bound to be beset by threats and unwanted distractions. In charge of the clan's journey to Outlands this time is Nar'thak Strongarm, who has taken up the responsibility to see the clan to Garadar safely. What might the clan find along the way?

[Tournament] Vrull'Morah
The monthly Vrull'Morah returns! Hosted by Razaron Madeye, the Vrull'Morah is the perfect chance for the orcs of the clan to hone their skills! As a tribute to Vrull, the Son of Strife, two different competitions shall be held on the night of the 8th of Karoshgoth in order to test which among the orcs rank as the best fighters the clan has to offer!

[Allied guild] Call of the Wolf
Failed to emerge as the victor on the clan's Vrull'Morah? On the 27th day of Karoshgoth, those who wish to once more test their mettle may attend the Iron Wolf Clan's Call of the Wolf tournament. In addition to the usual brawling tournament, there will be a feast dedicated to the victor.



Announcements

[OOC] Kosh'harg Festival
Thanks to the collective efforts of the guild's members, we have an incredible amount of activities and events planned for this season's Kosh'harg! A big thank you to you all for your help and commitment! A lot of work still remains to be done, however! There are still several activities which require some additional volunteers for helping out, and it's never too late to host any extra events in case you're interested in hosting one in addition to the existing activities. Make sure to refer to the festival calendar found on our Discord server to see which activities are still in need of help!

[OOC] Officer promotions
As mentioned on our Discord server last month, we're actively on the lookout for fresh officer material again due to the incredible amount of newcomers we've had the pleasure of welcoming into our community. Though we've had a few volunteers step up to the task already, we continue to keep on encouraging any willing souls to step up and show interest if they have any! If nothing else, we appreciate any events that you all keep on hosting to ensure we have a nicely filled up calendar from this month to the next, as we've certainly not had a lack of events in the last few months!
Vosha'gur


Honored brothers and sisters,

Some say we are exiles from our own home. That we are fools to abandon Orgrimmar to its present fate. That we are traitors to the Horde. However, some also say that discretion is the better part of valour. That it is better to live to fight another day. And that you should not believe everything that people say.

You choose what you wish to believe. But there is no reversing the sun or casting the die anew. The way things are now, is the hand we are dealt. I choose to believe that betrayal to one's moral codes and beliefs is far worse a crime than to betray a Warchief absent morals or dignity. Our clan's Code is ever clear on such matters; there is no misinterpreting what it says of chiefs who are found unworthy and allies who are found undeserving.

And so we have set upon the road for the time being. Come what may, we will stand with the Whiteclaw Communion as we bide our time for a better future. That future begins with our pilgrimage to Mount Hyjal for the revered Wolf God Lo'gosh. We may not end up sharing the road with the rest of the Whiteclaws forever. But for now, our paths are intertwined. Ensure to look after our allies as you would your fellow brother and sister, for unity is more important than ever before in times such as these.

For the Blood of Redblade,




Vosha'gur (February) Events

Vosha'gur, or 'the First Light', marks the end of the Long Night and the beginning of the sun's ascension in the sky. Though few orcs traditionally practice the cultivation of crops, the first signs of Spring are instead observed in the movement (and herding) of animals in preparation for birthing. It is also a traditional time for the making of new pledges and dedications for the coming year.

[Campaign] The Wolf God
Having been delayed from the previous month due to our unexpected detour to the Crimson Compass campaign, the clan shall now at long last follow Okiba Spearbreaker in his pilgrimage to Mount Hyjal to honour the wolf god Lo'Gosh. With the expedition already on its way, it is clear that the road ahead may be fraught with peril all the same as influences both within and outside of the Horde may seek to thwart our progress.

[Server-wide] Expedition to Pandaria
As the clan joins the rest of the Whiteclaw Communion in visiting potential allies within the Horde, several activities await those with an interest in Pandaren culture as we set foot upon Pandaria. Starting with the 2nd Tournament of Celestial Arts on the 15th, a Love Festival on the 16th, a Cloud Serpent Race on the 17th and the August Championship Tournament on the 18th day of Vosha'gur. Bear in mind that these events shall be open to both denizens of the Horde as well as the Alliance and shall be held on neutral grounds. As such, any hostile behavior from within the clan shall be met with severe punishment.

[Event Chain] Harpies and Quilboars
Despite the ongoing tensions, we will not forsake our duty to the homelands. With the majority of the Horde's forces pulled out of Durotar to focus on the fronts, all manner of threats have begun to arise anew, overconfident in their ability to jump upon hapless travelers on the road. Nag'Ogar Kargnar Bloodpaw aims to set the clan upon the task of culling these threats once the clan returns from Pandaria. Join him on the 12th, 19th, 22nd and 26th day of Vosha'gur!

[Tournament] Vrull'Morah
Featuring as a new tradition in the clan, Razaron Madeye has set about hosting a monthly tournament for the orcs to hone their skills in! As a tribute to the Son of Strife, Vrull, two different competitions shall be held on the night of the 8th of Vosha'gur in order to test which among the orcs ranks as the best fighter!



Announcements

[IC] Whiteclaw Communion
Due to the ongoing tensions within the Horde, the Red Blade clan intends to commit its full support to the Whiteclaw Communion it helped bring into existence. Though we have several plans of our own already set in stone for the coming month, we will - whenever possible - accompany the Whiteclaw Communion on the road as they intend to gather support for their cause and help out the locals.

[OOC] Promotions and training
Due to our busy schedule this month, we may not have any available days for an official Clan Gathering. This means that anyone who is eligible for promotion or further training should ensure to report it with their respective Elders, so we may set aside an occasion upon which to deal with such matters outside of any Clan Gatherings. Don't hesitate to keep up your progression despite the busy month of events!
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