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Author Topic: Clan Heirlooms and Relics  (Read 1309 times)

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Clan Heirlooms and Relics
« on: May 27, 2019, 09:02:09 AM »
Clan Heirlooms and Relics

Spoiler: "Sceptre of the shaman king" • show

Mruthgor the Shaman King's Sceptre looks more like a mace, a somewhat ugly simple metal thing with spikes. Unwieldy and not looking to be the very powerful weapon it is supposed to be.


After becoming Chieftain, Mruthgor had coerced the Thur-Ruk Oracles into an unprecedented ritual to forge a powerful artefact and weapon. Decades of spirit-walking had dealt a cost to the Shaman-King, as his spiritual powers began to fade. To reverse this, the Oracles pledged their power to him, each sacrificing some of their spirit within the Scepter of the Shaman-King, which became an extraordinary spiritual conduit.

Upon Mruthgor's death, the Scepter would be handed down from Chieftain to Chieftain, though none had the power to wield it. It would be lost following the upheaval of Akesh the Poisoner's treachery, only emerging decades later in the hands of the Twilight's Hammer cult, who sought to adapt its power to enslave untold numbers of elementals to their cause.

Mruthgor's spirit reached out and connected to several Red Blade orcs, convincing them to scour all of southern Kalimdor in a bid to track down the Scepter. After the Shaman-King's spirit personally escorted them to the gates of Ahn'Qiraj, the tribe descended into the ancient city to retrieve the Scepter and ensure it did not fall into the hands of evil again.




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Sadok had the Sceptre in his and Rhonya's hut when the legion invaded. Somehow, trying to protect the children when the demons came falling from the sky, he activated it by picking it up. While Sukeenah, Rhonya's troll friend who aids in the hut with the kids, was battling demons outside to try keep them out, Sadok grabbed the sceptre. An infernal fell on the hut with him and the children inside, but somehow the sceptre defended them. A bubble was all that was left of the hut, Sadok holding up the sceptre in the middle of it. It was a shield. He urged Sukeenah to take the children and flee. She refused at first, but realised Sadok couldn't move and his power was being drained by the Sceptre. She knew she couldn't let the children see this, so she took them all and left Sadok to his fate.
Sadok died, hours later, in Rhonya's arms. When the Sceptre had pulled all the energy from him, he had collapsed, the remains on the hut falling on him.
Rhonya kept the Sceptre in her possession for a year.
However, the spirit of Sadok reached back out to her, through great effort. He told her he was stuck. Stuck in the Sceptre, not the Eternal Plains that everyone thought he had gone to. Apparently the Sceptre had been corrupted for a very, very long time already.

Rhonya contacted Mruthgor himself. After some coercing, he agreed to help her cleanse the Sceptre.

"HOW DO YOU CONSECRATE A CORRUPTED OBJECT? ARE YOU NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A SAGE OF YOUR CLAN, COUNCIL IN MATTERS OF THE SPIRITS? TRULY, HOW STANDARDS HAVE FALLEN IN THE MANY YEARS SINCE MRUTHGOR THE MIGHTY SHAMAN-KING TRANSCENDED MORTALITY.
YOU MUST ANOINT A VESSEL OF CLEANSING WATERS BLESSED BY THE ELEMENTAL SPIRIT-GODS OF THE ABYSSAL MAW. YOU MUST PREPARE A WHITE FLAME OF PURITY BY SEEKING THE APPROVAL OF THE ELEMENTAL SPIRIT-GODS OF THE FIRELANDS. YOU MUST CRAFT A STICK OF INCENSE AMONG THE FOUR WINDS ATOP A MOUNTAIN-PEAK, BLESSED BY THE SPIRIT-GODS OF THE SKYWALL. YOU MUST GATHER SOIL FROM THE TWO ENDS OF THE EARTH, HALLOWED BY THE BLESSING OF THE SPIRIT-GODS OF THE DEEPHOLM.

BATHE THE SCEPTER IN THE WATERS OF THE VESSEL AND PRONOUNCE THE WORDS 'AQUA, EGO EXCITO ELE.' PASS THE SCEPTER OVER THE WHITE FLAME. 'IGNEM, EGO EXCITO ELE." PASS IT OVER THE RISING SMOKE OF THE INCENSE STICK. “VENTUS, EGO EXCITO ELE.” AND BURY IT WITHIN THE SOIL OF PURITY. “TERRA, EGO EXCITO ELE.”
FINALLY, TAKE THE SCEPTER IN BOTH HANDS AND RECITE THE FOLLOWING WORDS SEVEN TIMES: "I CONSECRATE THIS WEAPON BY THE POWERS OF THE FOUR ELEMENTS AND THE SPIRITS THAT BIND THEM. MAY THE SPIRIT-GODS WITNESS THIS HALLOWING OF ITS MATTER -- IN MY HANDS SHALL IT SERVE TO WEAVE THE POWERS OF THE SPIRITS. AS I WILL IT SO IT SHALL BE."
YES, THE SCEPTER’S POWER WILL BE MADE ANEW AND YOU MIGHT RELEASE THE SOUL WITHIN, TO ITS FINAL REST IN THE ETERNAL PLAINS."

Rhonya bargained with him to have him help her get the items, and in exchange for an evening of celebration in honor and name of Mruthgor, he agreed to give her the items to perform the cleansing. This, she did together with Azolg, freeing all the spirits that had been held in the Sceptre for many, many years. One of the spirits claimed to be Drag'nash The Devourer, the very first Varog'gor, who spoke with Rhonya for a short moment. If he spoke true, no one knows.

Keeper: The finally cleansed Scepter is currently in possession of Kogra Windwatcher.


Spoiler: "War banner of the clan" • show

Traditionally carried into battle by the clans champion, the winner of the tournament of the blades, this collection of war trophy’s decorates the dark red and black colours marking the tri-star symbol of the clan. Typically, this grand emblem and focal point for the Nag’ogar and Rroshtul is only unfurled and raised when specifically commanded by the chieftain. When the banner is raised, it means the clan is at war, and won’t rest until its foes are utterly defeated.

Keeper: Varog’gor Razaraon Madeye, Champion of Clan Red Blade.


Spoiler: "Rrosh’Nathor, The dagger of oaths" • show
   
Forged from spirit-blood steel, an ancient alloy coveted by the burning blade clan of old, this dagger was forged by Krogon Devilstep as one of several gift weapons created for the clan elders and promising aspirants. Rrosh-Nathor is intended as a symbol of authority for clan chieftains, literally binding the oaths made by Red blades to each other and their chosen Alpha. The supposed powers of the dagger are eluded to include being the central anchor point by which the spirit link is formed, as well as granting control over the clans large cohort of worgs, dire-wolves and Half-garn. Only one thing is for certain though, only the true Alpha and Chieftain is fit to carry it. The most important feature of the dagger is the Kalimag rune for ‘Oath’ etched into the blade.

Keeper: Chieftain Kozgugore Feraleye, Wolfking of the Red Blade.


Spoiler: "Torosh’Nathor, the Horn of Wisdom" • show

Forged from spirit-blood steel, an ancient alloy coveted by the burning blade clan of old, the two metallic bands holding this great Talbuk together were created by Krogon Devilstep as one of several gift weapons created for the clan elders and promising aspirants. The horn has an unusual set of powers, which are not fully known. What is known, is that the note played by it when blown depends on the situation, either bolstering courage of warriors or lamenting the spirit of the deceased and easing their passing. The Horn of wisdom is etched with the Kalimag rune for ‘wisdom’ on its upper alloy band.

Keeper: Thur’ruk Kogra Windwatcher.


Spoiler: "Gul’Nathor, the blade of Cunning" • show

Forged from spirit-blood steel, an ancient alloy coveted by the burning blade clan of old, this dagger was forged by Krogon Devilstep as one of several gift weapons created for the clan elders and promising aspirants. While deadly sharp, the blade of cunning is something of an unknown among the other spirit-blood steel devices. Its powers are completely unexplored, its first keeper Therak Duskstalker having never used it, it was promptly returned to the Chieftain for safe keeping.

Keeper: Gul'thauk Tagrok Valorwind.


Spoiler: "Barak’Nathor, sword of Strength" • show

Forged from spirit-blood steel, an ancient alloy coveted by the burning blade clan of old, this sword was forged by Krogon Devilstep as one of several gift weapons created for the clan elders and promising aspirants. While the sword is indeed well made and deadly sharp, its intended purpose is that of bolstering the wielders commanding potential, giving them an aura of authority, and blessings of leadership. Famously the sword is rarely drawn from its Gronn bone scabbard, and more often than not is only physically used as an emblem or a symbol for who may speak at moots or war councils. Its first and only keeper so far was Rrosh’tul Gridish Rimeweaver, a mage, but has since been returned to the Chieftain.

Keeper: Nag'ogar Karnna Blackfeather.


Spoiler: "Irok’Nathor, blade of Family" • show

Forged from spirit-blood steel, an ancient alloy coveted by the burning blade clan of old, this dagger was forged by Krogon Devilstep as one of several gift weapons created for the clan elders and promising aspirants. This blade is primarily meant for rituals, rites and magics that centre around family or the pack. Be it in births, deaths or family bonds, the blade of family has an important social place in clan matters. The blade has the Kalimag rune for “Family”, which is also the same word for “Pack” etched into the alloy.

Keeper: Gosh’kar Rhonya Steelheart.


Spoiler: "Totem of Vrull " • show

The son of strife famously despises those who speak much and do little, so his totem and the rites it involves reflect this appropriately. The totem of Vrull is carved from blackened, burnt wood shaped to look like a mighty black wolf howling skyward. The totem is carved with many ‘exposed’ slots that allow for the insertion of weapons taken from defeated foes. Once placed in the totem, it is burned, though miraculously never harmed. While on fire, the totem appears to belch fire from the mouth while the eyes burn ferociously. While the totem is unharmed, the weapons given in offering however are burnt to ash, of which is used to mark the follower of Vrull with the wolf spirits emblem. This is an important and sacred item to the path of strength.

Keeper: The Rrosh’tul and path of strength.


Spoiler: "Totem of Magor" • show

The Totem of Magor is a lightly carved tree-stump, that looks to of almost naturally taken the shape of the wandering wolf spirit. Uon its shoulder is carved the shape of the spirits famed companion, a windroc named Aottok. Traditionally to earn Magor's blessing, offerings that hold personal significance and tell a very personal story or experience are given or placed upon the totem. If the offerings are accepted, a local bird will fly over, land on the totem and inspect the offerings before singing or calling its ascent and appreciation.

Keeper: The Thur'ruk and the path of Wisdom.


Spoiler: "Horn of Courage" • show

When the Senate army of Ironforge, known as the army of the three hammers, sacked the settlement of Taurajo and massacred its populace, the then Tribe Red Blade launched a campaign to bring the attackers to justice. The conflict culminated in the epic battle of Dun Algaz, known to many in the clan as "The Long Climb". The battle was both brutal and decisive, Tribe Red blade decimated the dwarven force, even forcing Senator Irondawn to flee the field and killing the enemy General. When the opposing General was felled, his mighty mountain ram mount was cut down, and its huge gold, curling, gold capped horns taken as grand trophy's of the epic battle. The Horn of courage is the left horn, decorated with dwaren gold, but etched with Orcish runes, the Horn is typically gifted to Nag'ogar of great note and worth. It last keeper was Gnash Stronghand, whom famously slayed an Ettin singne-handed in his death throws to save another clan member, blowing the horn all the while.

Keeper: Rrosh'tul Nosh'marak Ironclaw.


Spoiler: "Horn of Command" • show

When the Senate army of Ironforge, known as the army of the three hammers, sacked the settlement of Taurajo and massacred its populace, the then Tribe Red Blade launched a campaign to bring the attackers to justice. The conflict culminated in the epic battle of Dun Algaz, known to many in the clan as "The Long Climb". The battle was both brutal and decisive, Tribe Red blade decimated the dwarven force, even forcing Senator Irondawn to flee the field and killing the enemy General. When the opposing General was felled, his mighty mountain ram mount was cut down, and its huge gold, curling, gold capped horns taken as grand trophy's of the epic battle. The Horn of command is the right horn, decorated with dwaren gold, but etched withOrcish runes, the Horn is typically gifted to Nag'ogar of great note and worth. It last keeper was Rargnasha Bloodmark, whom famously led the tibe on many successful campaigns, using it as a means to signal and as a rallying call to great effect, in particular when leading the charge through the dark portal against the Iron Horde.

Keeper: Rrosh'tul Nosh'marak Ironclaw.


Spoiler: "Razarons Cursed Axe" • show

Razaron's former axe origin is unknown, it was handed down to him from his father Gorgush as a family heirloom. Little did Razaron know that it was cursed, the wielder of the axe would have to pay the penalty for using it. When blood was spilt, the axe would drain a part of the users life essence as payment. During the years after Orgrimmar was built, Razaron and Peacemoon managed to freeze but not reverse the effects of the axe. Part of Madeye's life was stored within it, that was in till Xuja the Bloodgiver ambushed Razaron at Razor Hill and reactivated. The orcs of the Red Blade came to the Varog'gor's aid and entered the axe's nightmare world, former wielders of the axe and even it's victims were twisted and distorted in this new domain. Eventually the shade of Xuja was defeated with the help of a echo of Razaron's grandmother, the Matron Razara. Madeye's life was restored as the axe lays dormant.

Keeper: it's now kept under lock and key with the other Red Blade artifacts.


Spoiler: "Regorns Redemption" • show

Old record from old thread:
"Regorn Thunderheart.

The staff of the redeemer remains a reminder to our tribe of times when our race as a whole revered the spirits in a time long gone. those the old days may have passed, Regorn honoured the old ways all the same, standing up for them against other view points and darker perceptions. His staff remains with us, a tool of healing for our High Blade Thur'ruk. May Regorn smile on us with pride as he see's the woudned tended well by that which he left behind. He knew his time well, and went to it as the Ancestors and spirits bid it, we shall miss you brother."

Regorn was full on the old ways and Spirits, the Staff came to him as a gift from a Earth Elemental, who promised him that he would find redeemption when he would give up the staff.
It's a staff he used for a great deal of healing as he took up the role of a healer after the event. Useful for such things. Very close connection to Elemental Earth as well.
Regorns hatred of fel seems full well in the staff, as he used it at some point to burn away some Fel corruption.

Whereabouts: Unknown.


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I've been planning to make a full list of the clans most sacred, revered, cursed, haunted, blessed and ancient artifacts, relics, weapons and totems for a while now. This post will be edited at a later date to be much more organised and give a full and comprehensive list.

So.. if you have any knowledge of any, or want/think something is worthy of being put here...

1) Provide its name, origin and current caretaker within the clan (or just communal location if usable by all)
2) a little history about the item, how and why it is used.
3) ensure its something that can be handed on, and isn't just your own personal object.
4) provide an image if you like, either from model viewer, sketch or painted.

let the Orcish antiques roadshow commence!
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 07:37:17 PM by Vraxxar »
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Re: Clan Heirlooms and Relics
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 09:05:11 AM »
First sweep of items posted! details to be filled in for many!

Should give folks an idea of what i'm going for.

In particular i'd love any history or background on the staff of the shaman king and its history/current whereabouts!
« Last Edit: May 28, 2019, 09:20:48 AM by Okiba »
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Re: Clan Heirlooms and Relics
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 03:19:46 PM »
Razaron's Cursed Axe

Razaron's former axe origins is unknown, it was handed down to him from his father Gorgush as a family heirloom. Little did Razaron know that it was cursed, the wielder of the axe would have to pay the penalty for using it. When blood was spilt, the axe would drain a part of the users life essence as payment. During the years after Orgrimmar was built, Razaron and Peacemoon managed to freeze but not reverse the effects of the axe. Part of Madeye's life was stored within it, that was in till Xuja the Bloodgiver ambushed Razaron at Razor Hill and reactivated. The orcs of the Red Blade came to the Varog'gor's aid and entered the axe's nightmare world, former wielders of the axe and even it's victims were twisted and distorted in this new domain. Eventually the shade of Xuja was defeated with the help of a echo of Razaron's grandmother, the Matron Razara. Madeye's life was restored as the axe lays dormant, it's now kept under lock and key with the other Red Blade artifacts.

« Last Edit: May 28, 2019, 03:22:28 PM by Razaron »

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 03:58:58 PM »
Added, though it sounds more like a personal/individual item rather than a clan wide one  :-[

I suppose you have some secret purpose for it in the untold future...

 :o ;)
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Re: Clan Heirlooms and Relics
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 04:12:16 PM »
Well after Razaron was cleanse of the curse and his stolen life essence was restored, it was left with the clan to do with it as they wished. The unknown elements about the weapon makes it a bit of a predicament, do they risk trying to destroy? Is it worth wielding for it just to become active again? It's now under lock and key, awaiting a final resolution.

Perhaps it can be added again in another story in the future as a plot device. ;)

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 04:28:48 PM »
Well after Razaron was cleanse of the curse and his stolen life essence was restored, it was left with the clan to do with it as they wished. The unknown elements about the weapon makes it a bit of a predicament, do they risk trying to destroy? Is it worth wielding for it just to become active again? It's now under lock and key, awaiting a final resolution.

Perhaps it can be added again in another story in the future as a plot device. ;)

Then it shall remain!  8) :o

now, the rest of you, give me more! MOOOARRRR.
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Re: Clan Heirlooms and Relics
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 12:49:16 PM »
I hate double posting...

BUT! The list is now filled in and up to date!

However, I eagerly await any further input from all of you! Keep the historical artifacts coming!
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Re: Clan Heirlooms and Relics
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 07:39:05 PM »
Updated with another artifact!