As I've mentioned in previous articles, the MUD that I play, Achaea, is a living world with many wonderful possibilities and hidden dangers. Navigating such dangers can be a harrowing experience, indeed, for the new adventurer. Luckily enough, there are many organizations designed to assist and protect you, including player-run Houses and Cities. However, there will be times when you require something greater in order to invoke justice upon your enemies. In such cases, there are Champions and Assassins that await you.
Perhaps a relative of yours was stolen from? Or perhaps a political ally was slain before your eyes? Or maybe you personally were attacked? If the enemy managed to slip away, you still have options to avenge yourself.
First, there are the great Champions of Achaea. The Ivory Mark was created as a brotherhood of Champions available to fight for those that could not defend themselves. Honorable, and willing to take up the cause for all those that are wronged, the Ivory Mark receives no compensation for their work. They fight for justice without promise of coin. Indeed, if you desire, you are given the option of joining such an organization and fighting for others as well.
Second, there are the secretive assassins of the Quisalis Mark. Members of the Quisalis will take out assassinations for a price, unlike the Champions. If you've been wronged, and have a purse of coins to spare, the assassins of the Quisalis will attempt to assassinate your target for you. They do not champion the cause of justice, but rather, work for the highest bidder. Indeed, if you desire, you are also given the option of joining the Quisalis, if you desire to kill for coin.
Both organizations are headquarted in different areas of the lands. If you desire, and become strong enough to do so, you can join these organizations and fight for the causes mentioned above. To join, you will need to find their bases of operations and speak to the appropriate leader. Whether you need a champion, or require a hitman, there are many options for justice available to you. Perhaps, in time, you will be the one that others call upon when wrongs are committed. That option is left up to you!
If you are inspired to play in a living, breathing world, create a character in one of the free to play games from Iron Realms and come join us. We're always looking for new people to play with, and champions and assassins will always be needed to avenge the populace!