NA | Apostles of the Abyss | EST | PvX | Semi-HC & Mid-Core

kinovandimionkinovandimion Member
edited January 21 in NA Guild Recruitment
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Welcome to the Apostles, Branded one...

PvX | NA | EST
Min Age: 18+ please ~ Guild features adults & cursing in good fun

“Stacking the cobblestones to reach the castle in the sky.”

-We are the Apostles of the Abyss-
A dedicated PvX Ashes of Creation guild with the goal of creating & maintaining an active & welcoming community in order to make our mark within the game. We will rely on & work with each other to progress & succeed in the most daunting of tasks. As a guild, we will persistently strive to excel in all areas & aspects of the game, welcoming anyone regardless of their style of play. We are recruiting casual & hardcore; crafter, raider, dungeoneer, pvper, or anything inbetween. If you are looking to form lasting relationships that go beyond the boundaries of clocking in & clocking out for raids, this might be the place for you.
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Our website is nearly complete with a couple changes incoming - however the launch version is now ready. If you want to learn all about us, our potential, goals, plans, and view a complete FAQ section about us.. Please, check it out:

https://www.apostlesoftheabyss.com

We are extremely well-organized. It is our dream to have a fully integrated community of Artisans, Battle-Masters, Diplomats, Monks, Priests, Adepts of Magic, Merchants, Smugglers, Bounty Hunters, & fortune-seekers alike & are aiming for Guild~Size 300/Max with potential ancillary Guilds in the future. Being a Metropolis major Patron is our first goal laying the stones to royalty.
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Quite Specifically, if you want a very close look inside of our Guild's Discord Template, I arranged an Imgur Gallery here: l0OzKwl.png
Yes, that is in fact a scrollbar on the far-right side for the roles in the server

We're building synergy together and camaraderie now before launch and testing phases. Feel free to watch / visit / join - whether to reserve your spot - or to be active with us now as well in various titles.

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I want to introduce you to first the people leading the Apostles and discuss both roles that are filled & some of the leadership positions available, as well as describe some of the inner-factions of our community, & more:
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~Kino: Co~Leader
Will be covering day-to-day general discussion & organization with other leaders, streaming content, recording videos for later uploads, and serve or head councils within the Guild.
~ By extension of the God Hand - will be:
  • ~Managing major guild functions / working with officers
  • ~Will be creating and maintaining community events in coordination with our Community Manger
  • ~Co-running our division of the community playing Final Fantasy XI together to build synergy, as this game was chosen by a few of us for its similarities in Ashes of Creation's development - no party finder, layers of inter-dependency, danger that created a need to work with others to move forward, etc.
  • ~Has been managing Guilds & Communities since 2003
  • ~Was a Guild (Linkshell) Officer and Raid assistant for 4 years from 2003~2007 in Final Fantasy XI for Dienamis & Einherjar events
  • ~Has lead a competitive PvE Raiding Guild in FFX|V for 5 years achieving 1 server 1st 10 wins vs. Twintania, but also unknowingly achieving a world 2nd for a solo tank strategy in the first turn competing against Order of the Blue Garter.

~Haldol: Community Manager
Joining us with high aspirations for our community. Working uncompromisingly to foster a legion of dedicated, high-impact players coming together to provide flexible, proactive institutional guidance for our node and server as a whole.
"I hope our comprehensive programs in diplomacy, formalized bounty systems, and event planning are effective in building a community that serves as an ideal for others to emulate."
MMO History
  • ~WoW - Spent 12+ years in both retail and private server scene. Achieved server first raid kills as a guild/raid leader. In addition, achieved 2.2k rating in rBGs throughout 4.1 -> 5.4 as a BG leader.
  • ~RIFT - Spent 2 years as an officer in pvp roles where we achieved notoriety for consistent, superior gameplay.
  • ~LiF - Spent 4+ years as lead ambassador and negotiator. I was responsible for negotiating trade deals, building and maintaining alliances with various groups and vassals, notifying our PvP officer of direct-line requests for aid, and establishing server wide events that gave our guild an enviable reputation for professionalism and respect. My accomplishments in this regard include establishing a PvP arena event for our server, negotiating contracts for trade union representatives, and maintaining amicable relationships with over 6 guilds with bi and multilateral defense pacts.


    ~Serpico: Co~Leader
    Playing with anyone willing & learning the way with the rest of us. He will also be serving on several councils within the Guild, such as the Shadow Council.
    • ~Will be assisting in guild functions at higher levels
    • ~Will be leading our Last Epoch division of players wanting to get together and play a game waiting on Ashes testing phases / release that do not prefer Final Fantasy XI.
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    Raiding
    We will have at minimum 2 full Raid Groups, possibly more depending on demand.
    • ~Mid-Core / Social / Focused Raid: At least 1 Saturday Raid, Expectation - 3~5 hours per week (to be determined later)
    • ~Progression / focused / theory-crafters: Expectation - 12ish hours per week (to be determined later)

    For us, Raids shouldn't fall on responsibility to just one person. We will have multiple leaders available to us and each Raid will be also equipped with Class Leaders / Researchers as well so that we can journey, learn, & dominate together.


    When we approach Beta 1 - Raid Leaders, Dungeon Masters (Raid Assistants in this case), & Class Leaders will form the foundation of each Raid Group, they will commune and set up a schedule best for that Raid's leadership, and we will begin advertising for schedules and times for those that will appreciate time to prepare in anticipation of launch.

    Interior Factions:

    ~ God Hand ~
    The Guild Council / Leadership. As of now, there are 4. A deep love among our members is that of the tale of Guts and his journey through a harrowing world. In that light.. Or.. shade.. Of.. nvm.. we have themed our Guild around Berserk in many ways.

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    ~ The War Council ~

    This will consist of: God Hand Members, our Bounty / PvP Captain, Shields of the Falcon, & the Siege Captain. They will make all decisions on initiating or defending against threats of war or actual sieges by a majority vote, or only when in emergency and/or a member cannot be reached ~ a supermajority vote must reach consensus!

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    ~ The Shadow Council ~
    For now, there are 3. Eventually, at our Prime - we will expand to 5. These Prime voters will handle the source of meta-influence, responses to threats, make early drafts of plans to propose to the God-Hand, and will handle as a majority system all major player-related decisions. I.e ~ Some promotion decisions, dismissal of unruly members, etc.

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    ~ Artisans Guild ~
    We will host events regularly for resource gathering or processing goods. Whether for an upcoming Siege, developing our Node, or constructing ships - the best and brightest of Artisans can become Guild contracted masters. These Artisans will be regularly contracted for Guild projects and developments, as well as outfitting our members with Armour, Weapons, and work very closely with our leadership.

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    Band of the Falcon ~ Guild Bounty Hunters ~
    This is the mercenary wing of our guild. These individual hunters have a very particular set of skills; skills they have acquired over a very long career that will be integral to our success in the grander scale. They will be in charge of asset protection, anti-griefing, group disruption, siege strategies & more. These talented players will earn a cut from guild contracts.

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    We will seek to form Mercenary opportunities for certain causes we deem worthy - such as protection of certain assets, although if asked to go to war we will have to be hesitant and diligent in our research and responses as a council.

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    Interested Node Types: We have established 3 primary nodes we are interested in to remain flexible for competition, but such discussions are internal only, apologies.

    We have more interior factions than listed in the above sections. In our Discord for example, there is a specific thread detailing every post, who owns it or if it is vacant, it's various responsibilities and exactly what opportunities are available to them. This was originally a Google Doc - which spanned 12 pages in length, for sake of everyone's eyes it seemed redundant to post all info here - as well as some of our interior factions have specific goals which we keep internal. If you want to specialize yourself and your path within the game bound to a force to be reckoned with, seek us out soon~

    We will command a Legion, with intertwined denizens & fully integrated community of Artisans, Battle-Masters, Diplomats, Monks, Priests, Adepts of Magic, Merchants, Smugglers, Bounty Hunters, & fortune-seekers alike seeking & maintaining 300 members.[/b]
    We will be considering adding ancillary guilds with specialty functions to take advantage of small guild buffs while maintaining an alliance and a unified Discord server.
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    Leadership Positions Available:
    • ~PvP Captain: 'Falcon of Light' ~ Leader of the 'Band of the Falcon' / internal Bounty Hunters faction.
    • ~Raid Leadership positions available: 3 ~> 1
    • ~Dungeon Master ( 8 & 16 person content focus ) (4 positions available)
    • ~Guild Artisans: 1~3 for each specialty field of crafting, with exception of only 1 Guild-sponsored Shipbuilder. Any other master artisans interested in the trade will work with the Guild Shipbuilder to accomplish tasks and prepare to set sail. Passionate crafters & gatherers, if your dream is to be the most renowned Alchemist in the region/land/continent, the best in quality of Smelters for 3 nodes, or the most tireless miner the rugged land has 'ere seen: We want you! If you want to spend your days mining and forging armor.. Let us buy you a nice digital Ale after the day's labor, ya know..... before we do it all over again.
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    No area will be over-looked for layers of inter-dependency!

    If you think you have what it takes / the experience / the desire to hold a position in a specialized faction or role within our community, or you wish to join our ranks - please fill out the app & we'll get the process started~

    Join our Discord & learn everything you need to here: https://discord.gg/qCsjCgrMdk


    If you're looking for more than just a place to reserve a guild spot - we're definitely the place for you~
    We have members building synergy together in:
    Several in Final Fantasy XI (Eden), a couple unruly dwarves in Deep Rock Galactic, a couple Black Desert regulars, a few theorycrafters in the Last Epoch Beta prepping us for its release soon, & soon a few pilots ready to take to the stars for Star Wars: Squadrons.
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  • kinovandimionkinovandimion Member
    edited August 2020
    COMPLETE overhaul and major text replacements. New icons & custom images added.

    Website: Launch-version complete ~ https://www.apostlesoftheabyss.com/

    We do not currently require Alpha or Beta access for standard members, but we encourage and desire it.

    Our numbers grow by the day. We've been overwhelmed with joy seeing the reactions to what we are trying to create and the structure being put into our leadership. We have Alpha & Beta confirmed members ready to stream for us so we can grow and learn together. Join us today~

    Updated: 8-21-20
  • NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men
    Best of luck to you and your guild ^^

    p.s

    GRIFFETH!
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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
  • Nagash wrote: »
    Best of luck to you and your guild ^^

    p.s

    GRIFFETH!

    Huzzah Mate!
  • Anduin KayvaanAnduin Kayvaan Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
    Welcome to the community!
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  • Welcome to the community!

    We're quite excited to be here as it grows into the most beautiful MMO babeh we've never dared to dream could exist.
  • kinovandimionkinovandimion Member
    edited July 2020
    A new section was added to the OP:

    "We have more interior factions than listed in the above sections. In our Discord for example, there is a specific thread detailing every post, who owns it or if it is vacant, it's various responsibilities and exactly what opportunities are available to them. This was originally a Google Doc - which spanned 12 pages in length, for sake of everyone's eyes it seemed redundant to post all info here - as well as some of our interior factions have specific goals which we keep internal. If you want to specialize yourself and your path within the game bound to a force to be reckoned with, seek us out soon~"


    I hope that suffice to say: We will be well-organized. It would be a dream of ours to have a fully integrated community of Artisans, Battle-Masters, Diplomats, Monks, Priests, Adepts of Magic, Merchants, Smugglers, Bounty Hunters, & fortune-seekers alike in the numbers of 3~500.

  • kinovandimionkinovandimion Member
    edited July 2020
    I've had one person ask, so I'll answer here:

    I've put an insane amount of hours into fully customizing my Guild's Discord, it's features, channels, permissions, roles, titles, achievement roles, specialty function roles, etc. It looks like this, so if you want a close look at our Template, I set up an imgur gallery here: https://imgur.com/gallery/rv2wxTJ
    *I've also added this to the OP*

    Also note: In the more recent version, the interior faction of 'Bounty Hunters' is changed to 'Band of the Falcon' & 'Leader of the Hunt' (Bounty Hunter & PvP Captain) was changed to 'Falcon of Light'.

  • kinovandimionkinovandimion Member
    edited July 2020
    High-Priority Recruitment Listing: *(Interview required)*
    ~ Falcon of Light ~ *Bounty Hunter Captain: Position Available ! *
    Oversee the day-to-day of the Bounty Hunters Guild. Note the activity of registered hunters, evaluate aspiring hunters, & work closely with the God Hand on importantly both deciding on new policies as well as implementing them in regard to the security of our Influence. Must be an upstanding and trust-worthy individual. We don't want ass-kissers - we want truth, justice, & gd profit.

    Will recognize attendance, performance, saves, attempts, etc & be there playing with those Hunters regularly. Will ensure at Council dedicated Hunters are rewarded regularly whenever possible from Guild Funds - or from Player-hosted interior Bounties / Protection contracts placed - etc.

    Oversight of the PvPvX factions within the Guild as well as participate in related content regularly:
    ~Bounty Hunters Guild: Read more on this below!
    ~Siege Defenders
    ~Siege Assault Teams
    ~Caravan Escort / Assault Teams
    ~PvP Build over-sight & possible training.

    Will be expected to answer questions that new players have and accommodate them in learning. We must remember that investing in people will help us thrive long~term.

    The Falcon of Light will be able to vote to designate 2 lieutenants that will work closely with them to assist in all matters related to these duties as to ease the burden - and they will carry the Falcon's diplomatic weight and respect as Heralds of the will of the Council. Aptly named the Shield of the Falcon
  • SpudlerSpudler Member
    edited July 2020
    Seems like a very promising crowd
  • Available Raid Leadership positions available: 3 ~> 1

    For us, Raids shouldn't fall on responsibility to just one person. We will have multiple leaders available to us and each Raid will be also equipped with Class Leaders / Researchers as well so that we can journey, learn, & dominate together.

    Needing Guild Artisan masters! If your dream is to be the most renowned Alchemist in the region/land/continent ~ We want you! If you want to spend your days mining and forging armor.. Let us buy you a nice digital Ale after the day's labor, ya know..... before we do it all over again.

    No area will be over-looked for layers of inter-dependency!
  • Our Guild website is being built, more info soon~
  • Updated OP regarding Guild Size: We are building the core guild currently, and plan to later create specialty alliance branches.
  • Very good organization
  • Do you revel in the thrill of PvP? Do you have experience leading others? Does the idea of being involved with an organized Bounty Hunter division & assisting with war plans for sieges cause drooling or foaming of the mouth from sheer excitement? We need you as our Falcon of Light / PvP Captain! Join us~
  • kinovandimionkinovandimion Member
    edited August 2020
    You can now directly join our Discord server, ask questions directly to officers & community leaders, check about about 1/3 of our Discord server to explore and see what our community is like and get a taste of our organization, & speed up / streamline the sign-up process!

    Join the server now: https://discord.gg/d8GBVep
  • Our PvP Captain has been found, along with our first moderators, etc. OP updated to reflect new leadership availability.
  • SpudlerSpudler Member
    edited August 2020
    Come help lead raids on the deadliest monsters the world of Verra has to offer!
  • Our numbers grow by the day. We've been overwhelmed with joy seeing the reactions to what we are trying to create and the structure being put into our leadership. We have Alpha & Beta confirmed members ready to stream for us so we can grow and learn together. Join us today~
  • If your into FFXI or would like to get into it some members are actively playing on a private server and will be until launch.
  • COMPLETE overhaul and major text replacements. New icons & custom images added. Website is in development!
  • kinovandimionkinovandimion Member
    edited August 2020
    If you'd like to meet some of us, chat with us, and watch us play together - we'll be hosting our first stream Thursday evening somewhere around 9 pm EST until 12~1 am EST here: https://www.twitch.tv/apostlesoftheabyss
  • If you're looking for more than just a place to reserve a guild spot - we're definitely the place for you~

    We have members building synergy together in:
    Several in Final Fantasy XI (Eden), a couple unruly dwarves in Deep Rock Galactic, a couple Black Desert regulars, a few theorycrafters in the Last Epoch Beta prepping us for its release soon, & soon a few pilots ready to take to the stars for Star Wars: Squadrons.

    We will be active from the... time we were created.. until the day we are forced to close our doors (hopefully in 6~10 years assuming Ashes is everything we hope it to be.
  • Our website is finished. OP overhal. :)

    https://www.apostlesoftheabyss.com/
  • We're active, having fun, and planning the path forward. Join us!

  • MikasaMikasa Member, Leader of Men
    lots of stuff
  • Building synergy before testing and launch! Join us:

  • We are currently highlighting recruitment of:
    ~PvP Captain
    ~Raid Leadership
    ~Dungeon Enthusiasts
  • We hope you'll check us out and join our quest for dominance in the world of Ashes of Creation. We're highly active together even now~
  • bump
  • bump 2.0. Plenty of people with Alpha access here
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