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Guild Quest: Into the Belly of the Beast

Discussion in 'The Knights Guild' started by Sir., Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Sir.

    Sir. Well-Known Member

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    Sir Rendlesham
    POP-QUEST!

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    THE ORCS HAVE DESTROYED HAILSTONE!

    Merely days before building was complete, an unknown clan of mountain orcs laid siege to the construction site of Hailstone, recently relocated to the Valley of the Virtues mountain ranges, and they have taken control of our castle! Our sources speculate that these orcs were on their way to see Gruumsh about allying the cave clans with the mountain clans to get rid of us Knights in this Valley and on this Mountain... They've left Hailstone in ruins after running their war-party through it, pitting the guards against their brute lords and dragon whelpings for entertainment and torturing the workers before tossing their corpses over the mountainside...
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    OUR QUEST: BUSINESS FIRST

    The orcs then moved into the Cave where we are to follow them, as we have them right where we want them; trapped in the belly of the beast. This will be a seek and destroy quest, to eradicate the orcish hordes in the caves and locate our main objective, Gruumsh, and eliminate him to break the possible alliance between the cave orc and mountain orc clans. We have 3 weeks to complete this objective, and once the orcs have been dealt with we'll get back to building Hailstone.
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    Quest Outline: Phase 1 (3 Weeks to Complete)
    1. -Eradicate the orcs in the cave by collecting 250 masks from the caves
    (put masks in orange donation chest on steps of HQ)
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    2. -Successfully kill Gruumsh with 5+ knights together and post screenshots
    (or send pics to Sir.#1409 on disco)



    WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?!?
    Ahhh! Hailstone is in ruins! Why!? Well, since we moved the castle and started polling votes on a final design, we noticed a strong voice of desire to contribute in the final design of Hailstone (30x30 gifted to us from staff) by many of our members. We decided to give EVERY knight who has EXPERIENCE or ADVANCED design skills to submit ONE 30x30 plot design for the NEW Hailstone Castle. We will be using Test Center to obtain 30x30 plots to design. Details on how to submit a design below.

    HOW TO SUBMIT A CASTLE DESIGN (KNIGHTS ONLY)!
    1. Before going any further, be sure that you would be considered above average (no borg cubes!) to some degree with custom house designing, please, as we are looking for a high level of attention to detail and functionally aesthetic designs.
    2. See the #hailstone-designs channel and ask around in our disco to get in touch with someone for a plot on Test Center to use for your build.
    3. Once you have a design you are happy with, take 4 screenshots, each with your character at a different corner of the house from the OUTSIDE (pics will be judged on outer presentation only and pics must be of the outer design from all 4 corners of the plot).
    4. Send your 4 screenshots to Sir.#1409 on disco or in a PM to me here on the forums.
    5. You MUST use the following wall types in order to submit a design - NO OTHER WALL TYPES WILL BE ACCEPTED:
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    (you may use other wall types and misc items in small aesthetic manners, but not as the main style of the build)
    Things to keep in mind/try to include: joust drag, melee arena, armory, rp areas, crafting area, storage, etc

    In three weeks, IF we have collected 250 masks and screenshot records of killing Gruumsh with 5+ knights together, we will begin Phase 2 of this Quest line and begin moving forward with a new Hailstone design voted by YOU!



    See some examples below of previous Hailstone builds, concepts and inspirations:


    Massive Castle Fortress Style
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    Castle Courtyard/Square Style
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    Monastery Barracks Style
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    RP Village References (Kraggen-Cor; Baja)
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    Stronghold Keep Style
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    Building Technique References
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    STAY POSTED FOR UPDATES ON THIS QUEST!

    Contact Sir.#1409 on disco or PM me here with questions, concerns, etc! Huzzah!​
     
  2. Sosarianlegend

    Sosarianlegend Well-Known Member

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    Sosarian legend, deadly beast, incubus, bowtastic
    One night, a hooded traveler approaches, carrying a pack of various mystical and strange objects on his back. He wields nothing more than a crooked staff with a lantern hanging from the top of it to guide his way in the night. His head, cloaked with a heavy large hood attached to his robe.

    "Greetings, knights... I have heard of the quest you are on and have something that may interest you."

    presents a strange looking artifact wrapped in a delicate leather casing... as it is unveiled, the artifact seems to grab light from the moon and shine brightly off of the Knight's armor who are present

    "This, knights, will call forth the champion of all Orcs that you desire to slay. I ask only for one of his mighty tusks, for I am a rare wares dealer, and this would be a fine relic to my collection of oddities and idols."

    sets the artifact down on the table, smiles, and nods as he exits the castle... beneath the artifact is a small piece of paper that reads, "just one tusk" and includes his contact information
     
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  3. Sir.

    Sir. Well-Known Member

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    Sir Rendlesham
    QUEST REPORT:
    OBJECTIVE COMPLETE

    QUEST SUMMARY:

    Shortly after the Mountain Orc Clans had taken over the Hailstone construction site where our new castle was being built, they continued down the mountain and into the Orc Caves to form an alliance with the Cave Clans. Their intention was to push us Knights out of the Valley of Virtues. Thinking they had wounded us by laying siege to a hollow structure in the process of being built, they underestimated our valor as we quickly responded with ready blades.. We prepared our troops and followed the Orcs into the cave where their only way out was through us, and we were well ready to make sure they'd never see the light of day again alongside our loyal allies in the Alliance of the South...
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    It was in the deepest bowels of the caves that we found the portal that would summon the Orc Champion, the Mighty Gruumsh! Here, laying at the bottom was an altar where the ritual of manifestation would be performed... Sir Rendlesham reached in his pack and pulled out the leather bound object the strange wandering merchant had left the night before.. He placed it on the altar and commanded the wretched beast to present himself and be dealt the virtues of Justice!
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    Suddenly, the walls began to shake as pieces of the cavern roof started to collapse, revealing innumerable tunnels into the massive champions chamber as the walls and ceiling began to spew forth an army of orcs! The Knights and their allies began slaying the creatures by the masses, laying waste to the horde that was sworn to protect their leader at all costs... Vigilantly, we pushed on!
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    As the caverns roared with the sounds of battle, therein could be heard a horrific sound that silenced the sea of orcs as if they all became suddenly afraid. From the altar could be seen a bright flash of light that revealed the source of the terrifying bellows! It was Gruumsh, the leader of the Cave Clans that they had set out to slay! Huzzah! [e yell
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    It was known that the Orcish Champion had the power to turn anyone who opposed him into an orc, indistinguishable from the others and would be slain by their allies. However, the Knight's had a trick up their sleeve... You see, cave orcs are very sensitive to light as they live in almost total darkness most of their lives. We developed an ointment, a paint if ye will, that is ultra-reflective and covered our armor and garments in it so that the flashes of magic and torch light in the cave would blind the mighty Gruumsh when he attempted to put his gaze onto one of us, preventing him from turning us into his pawns! As if shadows to him that he could not see, and the aid of magic flash from our allies, we cut down the beast using our wits and strategy over brawn (although a little elbow grease may have had somthin' ta do with it too! hah!)...
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    And lo, the Knights and their allies present, rejoiced over the victory in the Revenge of Hailstone.. It were these brave heroes that, on this day, ensured the safety once more in the Valley of Virtues and put a stop to a looming threat, ever present, from the bowels of the earth, for theirs is the shadows and the darkness therein. When heroes are called upon, their light shines true!
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    And as the Knights and their Allies carried their loads of treasure out of the cave, rejoicing in their victory, Sir Rendlesham remembered the request of the strange merchant and ripped a tusk from the beasts filthy mouth and secured it in his satchel... hearing the cheers of his companions growing more silent, he began to catch up to them as they exited the caves and emerge to the surface once more, victorious! Huzzah!


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    Commemorative and Honorable Mentions:

    Knights Present:
    Commander Rendlesham
    General Rick Steves
    Sergeant Barriston
    Nym, the Mini-Knight
    Johan, Knight
    Raymond Wallace, Knight
    Sir Khalel, Knight

    Allies Present:
    Avalon Alduin, Trinsic
    Lady Skye Wolfbane, Queen of the Southern Kingdoms
    Milkstone, Trinsic
    Wezart, Trinsic
    Follow, Trinsic
    Blade, Paws

    Thank ye all who participated in helping us complete this guild quest that pushes our story and chronicles one step further in over two years of RP, storytelling and adventure within the halls of the Knight's Guild! I sincerely believe that it is players like you who are the heroes of history in games like this, never to be forgotten and always retold. Huzzah!

    ...The Revenge of Hailstone...
    Heads Collected 250/250
    Gruumsh Slain 1/1
    -COMPLETE-

    The last part of this quest is the voting of Hailstone! On Wednesday night at 11:59pm EST all submissions must be made for the new Hailstone Castle design! Huzzah!​
     
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  4. Sir.

    Sir. Well-Known Member

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    Huzzah! The FINAL part of our Guild Quest has been completed; we have voted and chosen a NEW Hailstone Design!

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    Thank ye all who participated in every step of this Quest and helping us progress yet another chapter in the epic history that is the Chronicles of the Knight's Guild! Huzzah!!

    Now for the side quest: Collect ultimate knightly pixels to deco our new castle with! Huzzah! :D

    Great job, everyone!!​
     
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