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OP 10/06/08 11:13:09 AM#1
My dearest brother and sisters,
The world is in turmoil.
Of course, for those that have lived as long as we, this is one time of troubles out of many that have come before. While this doesn't lessen the sense of urgency and worry that we all must feel from time to time, it does allow something that no man can draw upon, and that is the realization that through the unity of those with a strong will and stalwart heart, evil can be over come. It has before after all.
While our dark kin have returned once more, in numbers we have not seen in centuries, the servants of Chaos swarm over the lands of men, and the foul Greenskins renew their pressure against. It would be easy for a less wise people to give all our selves to fighting on fair Ulthuan's soil against the Druchii, we must follow our King's example and not shrink away from our treaties and promises of assistance we have given to the Empire of Men, or even the Dwarves. This is a time of trouble for all good hearts in this world, and it is ever the duty of the Elves to use our skill and our wisdom to help save it.
I realize that there are those that would say our time is past, that this is the age of men now, that we are but shadows of our former selves. To them I say that the Druchii are our shadows, and that whatever tragedies have beset our people and cause our numbers to dwindle, we will never lose the honor and tradition that we carry. If those that crawl out of the darkness believe us weak, then they should come, so that we may show them why we have never fallen.
Brothers! Sisters! From Charce, from Saphery, from Nagrythe and Caledor, and even from Tiranoc and Yvresse! All Asur, come! Unite together against the evil that comes from the north, from the east, from our very hearts! We must push back this tide of darkness, united within ourselves and with the men and dwarves, or all yet may be lost. May Hoeth give us wisdom, may Isha give us peace, may Asuryan give us strength, and may we be forgiven for the blood we must shed in Kaela Mensha Khaine's name.
The heavens help those that have drawn the wrath of the Asur!
While the tongue of men has certain complexities all its own, to a non-Elf Eltharin is likened to a maze with no exit. A rune language, each rune of the High Elf language is full of multiple meaning depending on its use and the infliction of the speaker. In that vein, it has always been difficult for men or dwarves to fully give a name to the Senthoi Elthrai. When its members are asked what it means, there is never one answer given, and sometimes none at all, explained away that it means many things to many people. There are two common translations however, but they do little to clear up any confusion.
At it's most simple, Senthoi Elthrai is given to mean "Unity in Hope." The origins of the name are said to be found in the unity of the old noble houses against the Dark Elves in the Sundering, a pact that has lasted since. However, a less common translation is given with the meaning "the broken promise of inexorable fate". No Asur will deny the correctness of the meaning, but few are there that can properly give what that means, or how it can be correct while the former is at the same time.
Whatever it's most true meaning, the Senthoi Elthrai as it stands today is a loose confederation of noble High Elf houses, united to the cause of war against Chaos and all those that would disrupt the peace and sanctity of good and noble hearts. Following the example of King Finubar and High Mage Teclis, the Senthoi Elthrai have extended as much of their resources as they can to aid the fighting in the lands of the Empire, and as can be sparred, to help in the lands of the Dwarves. However, they also look primarily to their own homelands, and the war with the Druchii, their Dark Elf siblings.
Unity in Hope has no wish for war, and would see an end to this conflict as soon as can be had, sparing as many lives and innocents as it can. Even if that means throwing themselves headlong into the mouths of demons or the blades or orcs, then so be it. There will be blood spilled and lives lost, but it will be done with wisdom and compassion when it is deserving.
Senthoi Elthrai will be a heavy RP guild dedicated to High Elf culture and the preservation of the High Elf lands. There will be no voice chat channel to help preserve RP believability in all cases, though members will be encouraged to brave the headset if any allies use vent in an RVR setting to better facilitate communication. While it will be an all Elf guild, we will fight in all battlefields on all fronts.
Other than the requirement of roleplaying, you must be at least eighteen years old. Once forums are up, we will expect you to register there as well. Otherwise, there will be an expectation for mature actions and attitudes, ooc will be left in an ooc channel. Structure will officially be laid out on the forums once they are up, but the basics will revolve around 4 noble houses formed from the 4 paths of war, Archmage, Swordmaster, Shadow Warrior, and White Lion.
If you're interested, please PM me, reply on this thread or contact Keldren (my character) or Elinil on Ostermark. Elinil plays hidden because of all the gold spammers but I always remain visible. We are still looking to form but there is already interest, so we are only looking for a few more souls to get off the ground.
OP 10/07/08 7:59:46 PM#2
We almost have all our founders set up. If you want to be involved from the start, there's still time.
OP 10/14/08 1:53:48 AM#3
Website up and recruitment now open.