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Honored brothers and sisters,

A full year has passed hence the day the clan has first come together from the ashes from whence it was born. A joyous occasion one might say, but an occasion that comes with a warning as well. In this ever-changing, rapidly evolving world, many clans have been known to wither and die with the passing of time. Be it hubris, sloth, weakness or otherwise, death is ever stalking its prey. And ever sure of it, sooner or later. Like how the old Red Blade tribe once met its - albeit temporary - end, we should be ever vigilant of all these things. With the month of the dead behind us, we should look to strive for life as the new year soon dawns upon us.

Many hardships yet lie ahead of us. So despite this anniversary, let us not forget what time we live in. A time of great peril and uncertainty. It is in times such as these that we orcs should look to one another more than anyone else, for if we cannot even afford to stand together and support one another, how can we hope to carry the rest of the Horde upon our backs? Walk forth into this long night with this burden upon your backs, knowing not only the fate of the clan rests upon your shoulders, but that of the Horde as well.

For the Blood of Redblade,

Nath'lok (December) Events

Nath'lok, the Long Night in the traditional orcish tongue, marks the end of the year and the centre of the winter season. A great emphasis lies upon the reflection of the past year and the preparation for the next, as orcs are ritually cleansed of their deeds from the previous months and make offerings to the spirits for a prosperous year to come. Among some clans, it was once the month when some of the most ancient (and sometimes most taboo) rites and traditions would be practiced, such as the worship of the Pale Lady in the sky.

[Celebration] The Long Night / Winter Veil
Though a date has as of yet been undecided, there shall undoubtedly be a feast to commemorate the end of the year as well as the midwinter season at the end of this month. Although we of the Red Blade have our own traditional celebration in the form of the Long Night, we may have plans to host a joint Winter Veil feast with our friends of the Shattered Shield community as well. More news shall be unveiled on this matter when all has been decided upon this matter.


[IC] Clan Gathering
Much has happened since the last Clan Gathering, so it is high time for the clan to get together and reflect on what has happened in the past month and is yet to happen in the coming month. Answer the call on the 9th day of Nath'lok!

[OOC] Guild events
As with last month, everyone is very much encouraged to host and organize events of their own as they see fit. We're looking to place a little more emphasis on a community effort, so don't hesitate to take the initiative if you've ever felt like hosting a little something for the rest of your guildies! Of course, "official" events will continue to drip in as well.