Written by | Posted November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm Deconstruction

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

The Rose Ball 2010
comment 7 Written by on August 25, 2010 – 11:45 am

Every year, near the end of the dog days of summer, a group of wonderful people on Feathermoon get together and throw one of the longest-standing recurring RP events on the server.

The Rose Ball.

This year’s event will be held at the Waygate in Sholazar Basin on Friday August 27th at 6pm Feathermoon Standard Time (US-Pacific Timezone).

(This is the 7th Rose Ball, the first one being held in December of 2004!)

The Rose Ball is the culmination of weeks (or more) of effort from a group of people dedicated to putting on a truly one of a kind RP event. Cross-faction and open to anyone who wants to come, you’ll find storytelling, plays, dueling competitions, riddles, pet battles, and a raffle to win a really awesome prize – this year’s being a figure-print bust statue of the winner (past prizes have included cool TCG items and other swag).

The only rules are basically Don’t Be a Dick. Just show up unflagged and have a good time. Since this is a cross-faction event, there is a certain level of diplomacy involved, and even the usual PVP guilds show up unflagged and often help to keep the peace. Anyone is invited who can get to the event location – this one is in Sholazar – either by their own power or via warlock transport.

It’s a really unique event, very fun, and if nothing else, it’s a fun time to hang out with friends (and make new ones) and show off your favorite RP outfits.

roseBallInvite2010

Since the invitations were mailed, Ms Chelody Smallwing has announced that the storytelling contest theme is “Holidays” – any holiday celebrated in Azeroth counts, so long as the story is “fictional” to Azeroth.  Only short stories are accepted, as there are usually a lot of participants, and nobody wants to be there until 4am!.

Arrens and Aely will be there, and you should come too – there’s something for everyone, whether you want to participate, hang out with friends, or just watch the festivities. It’s a low pressure event, since there is usually a very large gathering, so even if you’re only comfortable talking to one or two friends, there’s fun to be had and fun people to meet. (And of course, you don’t have to participate in every event – Aely usually gets in on the Riddles contest, and loves to hear the storytelling, but neither of us is very interested in dueling!)

Hope to see you there!

annas

Monday Update
comment Comments Off Written by on August 23, 2010 – 11:00 am

So I got home from vacation… only to turn around three times and have my inlaws staying with us.

Apologies for dropping off the face of Azeroth, it’s been a wacky few weeks. I’ve not logged in for close to two full weeks, and while that’s been fun, I find myself seriously missing friends and community in game. (Also thinking about things I could be DOING in game, like leveling Annylais.) I’ve certainly had plenty to do though, and I’m glad to have a bit of a “break from my break” this week. I’m a creature of habit, so I’m looking forward to having things get back to normal… or as normal as things get around The House Of Anna.

Anyhow, just wanted to pop in and say hello, let you guys know I’m mostly back, and hopefully will be back in game later today or tomorrow. I’m slowly catching up on the backlog of other blog posts and stuff that’s happened over the last few weeks!

<3

annas

How I Feel About the Cataclysm Beta
comment Comments Off Written by on August 17, 2010 – 2:37 pm

Go check out this post by Falconesse over at WTT:RP – it pretty accurately sums up what I have been doing in the Cataclysm beta. Or at least, what I used to do in the beta (still can’t get this new launcher to actually download without erroring, crashing, and telling me to reinstall. :/)

Little Roleplay
comment 5 Written by on August 11, 2010 – 12:02 pm

I was reading this post over at I Like Bubbles and this post over at WTT:RP (you should go read them both), and I got to thinking.

(Dangerous, I know)

I got to thinking about burnout and doldrums, expansions and story lines, end bosses and drama and all that kind of stuff that’s been floating around.

And it seems to me that maybe what we all need right now is what I’m going to call “Little RP”. Not Epic RP, or Major RP, or Big Storyline RP, or even Extended RP.

Just Little RP.

No pressure, every-day-interaction kind of RP that lets us connect with our characters again. Maybe (gasp) not even our “main” characters. (Everyone needs a rest sometimes, even characters.)

Perhaps even SILLY RP.

Nothing with kings, nothing with crowns;
Bring on the lovers, liars and clowns!

Old situations,
New complications,
Nothing portentous or polite;
Tragedy tomorrow,
Comedy tonight!

Nothing with gods, nothing with fate;
Weighty affairs will just have to wait!

Nothing that’s formal,
Nothing that’s normal,
No recitations to recite;
Open up the curtain:
Comedy Tonight!
-Steven Sondheim, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Of course, I’m not advocating for comedy just for its own sake. Not all Little RP is funny, even if a little comedy can truly be a relief.

But when people are burned out and tired, when things are winding down and real life is intruding, the big, dramatic, epic storylines often just don’t fly. People want RP to relax, RP to have fun and enjoy, RP that doesn’t come with writing responsibilities or emotional turmoil – for them OR their characters.

A few examples:

  • I was on my banker, doing bankery things. On my way past the Gilded Rose in Stormwind, I saw a few people having a conversation. It seemed innocuous enough, something about one of the innkeepers and about auctioneering in general. So Berylla popped in and said hello. She’s a proper Gnomish Financier, and of course had her own opinions on selling things. They had a short, pleasant conversation and then I went on my way.
  • In Dalaran, I was enjoying some Little RP with a friend who isn’t really sure she’s ready for major storylines yet. As we sat there having a conversation about Pebbles the Devilsaur, we were joined by another Draenei Hunter, resulting in a pleasant 10 minute conversation about pets, hunters, and whatever else came up.

Pub RP, little meetings, the usual kinds of things that friends do – that’s Little RP. But so is random RP with a stranger or someone you don’t usually see – a conversation in a pub, something that brings you back into your character while you’re waiting for your daily heroic queue to pop. It doesn’t have to take long, and it certainly doesn’t need to have any kind of further implications, twists, responsibilities, or even expectations that you’ll ever see the other character again.

So I think I’m going to issue a Little RP challenge. (Strictly optional, of course)

Engage in some Little RP sometime this week or next, either with people you already know or with random people on your (or another) server. If you can, do so in public, and see if other people join in.

If you opt for the “Random” route, you might not turn up anything – Random RP is subject to the “right place at the right time” clause, which can make it tricky, but either way, give it a try. Use a chat channel if you need to. If you see a guildmate or friend in Dalaran, /wave and say hello. Maybe nothing will happen, maybe something will.

But don’t let the pressure of huge stories get in the way of enjoying whatever RP happens to come along. Sometimes all it takes is a “little roleplay” to get you feeling connected to a character and to their friends again.

annas

Deconstruction

November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

Patrol

November 13, 2013 – 9:59 am

The cathedral bells stop ringing overnight, except for chiming the hours. Three bell strikes, and Angoleth padded softly around another corner of the Cathedral District, staying carefully in the shadows. Trained ears picked up Mogget’s soft breathing – nearly inaudible …

Riders in Lordaeron – Memory

November 7, 2013 – 1:33 pm

(Written by Jolly, Tarquin, and Annalea)

The highlands of Lordaeron were not for the faint of heart; be it the putrescence of the Scourge’s long-lingering remnant, or the rock-strewn hills and valleys that made farmers out of only the most …

Riders of Lordaeron – Logistics

September 13, 2013 – 7:11 pm

(With Tarquin and Annalea)

Once more, four people made their way through the thickets and hills of Lordaeron, this time in the crisp chill of late morning, seeking after the Rider. Aelflaed had snatched what sleep she could while Chryste …

Riders of Lordaeron – Problematic

September 11, 2013 – 9:47 am

(With Tarquin)

She hadn’t wanted to leave Jolly – not so soon after finding him again – but once away, it took about five minutes for Aely to figure out she had a problem.

That problem had just announced that …

Riders of Lordaeron: Arrangements

September 9, 2013 – 10:05 am

It was an uneasy goodbye for him, but it was agreed by both he and Aely that a stroll back to Hearthglen would not be very easy to explain, nor would the explanation needed for the three Argent soldiers once …

Riders of Lordaeron

September 7, 2013 – 9:02 am

“Light sent me ye when I needed ye afore – an’ now again when I need ye. I canna ask fir more than tha’.” She sighed and slung the shield back across her shoulders. “It’s… Light. Been awhile hasna it? …

Dark Rider of Lordaeron (Part 4)

September 6, 2013 – 2:02 pm

She blinked, but did not drop either of her shields. “Aye, though I’ve been Caltrains fir th’ last near three years. Canna say I’ve any memory ay ye.”

“Yeh’ve far moar’n yeh realize,” he replied evenly, his grip tightening on …

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