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Neny
[Roleplay] Whitestar Adventure on the Open Sea - PART 1


(Please excuse my broken english, not a native speaker but I tried my best :) )

Once upon a time there was a mystical time to be alive. Brave soldiers traveled the world. Mighty wizards wove spells to surpress their enemies, wild berserker men's firm grip would strangle weaklings and swift archers would shoot poisoned arrows to slay their foes.

This is the time Whitestar existed. A band of brothers and sisters who were part of the same family and very different from each other the same time. Nonetheless they fought for each other, bleed for each other if necessary but also enjoyed good times and some booze together.

This particular story is about five members of this family. Five sisters very different from each other too but who shared a very special trip together!

Everything started with Jiva (@Internet). A mighty witch of an even so mighty breed of witches and wizards, who mastered all the destructive arts of spells long ago. She had dealt with imps, trolls and even bigger demonic creatures and after some time she got bored. So she pondered:

"What will I do with my life?" and it indeed came to her quickly: all the fishing people were talking about. This was rather lucrative! She wasn't able to buy much by killing demons and collecting their itchor as a reward. With a side glance she take a look at @Elloa, her dearest girlfriend and closest friend, and took a deep breath. She wanted to make her happy. Wanted to shower her in gifts and jewelry, everything a girl's heart desired. But magic alone did not do this deed. So Jiva sucked in air, stood up from the bench she was sitting at home, and decided to craft a ship!

Yes, a real ship! To travel to the open sea, hunt whales for their expensive flesh and maybe, even maybe, to have an adventure in her life that was more than slaying etheral entities!

@Elloa sat at the table, the setting sun low behind her, rays of light in the dusty air of her window, cutting vegetables. She was used to the knife, the experienced ranger she was. Earlier this day she has been hunting and returned with three weasles to skin and cook later - but her mind was in the air. She would never admit this in front of Jiva, her beloved girlfriend, but lately she had grown weary of hunting. Her heart has always been with the wildlife. Everything she wanted was to live beside the weasles and rabbits, to run through the rivers, sniff at flowers, live in a tree and just live a peaceful life. Instead she had, as everyone else in the village, to pay taxes and taxes needed money. So she hunted animals to sell at the market to make a living.

A sound made her aware of her surroundings and her thoughts were interupted. Jiva stood up from the bench she has been sitting on for quite a time and left the house without a word. @Elloa surpressed a sigh. Things had been a little rough lately. Life has been harsh and they could not spend much time on quality time together as a couple. It was hunting rabbits on her side mostly as well as slaying demons for money on Jiva's side.

Slowly she put the vegetables into the stew and glanced at the setting sun. Would there ever be a different life for them in reach? Would they be bound to this simple life forever?

"Get over heeere!" a tall elvish girl yelled when she ran after a little animal that just escaped her cottage. @LunaDra stomped her foot in frustration and stared at the creature disappearing into the forest. She had been giving animals shelter for a long time, rescuing bunnies hurt by traps or little fawns who lost their parents, but none has been so ungrateful like this little bugger. She has fed him with the best food whilst she did not eat anything!

With a stormcloud over her head she returned into her little home. She lived inside a tree house, many foot above the ground, in a very silent spot of the forest. @LunaDra was an elf who valued silence, peace and darkness of the very night. She was a wise woman who seldom spoke - but when she did, it was to support her friends and family with helpful suggestions and she was valued for this by everyone.

From the top of her tree cottage she could oversee the open sea. Since she was a little girl there was something she has always dreamed about: sailing on the sea. Actually she was very afraid of water, @LunaDra could not even swim. Her parents have died when she was very young and nobody had taught her how to survive anywhere else but in the tree. The young elf woman loved this tree. She did. But sometimes she also felt like in a cage. A bird who wanted to set free, no matter how afraid of the outside world.

A baby squirrel climbed her body and sat down on her shoulder, snuggling on her cheek. @LunaDra smiled at the little furry creature and gave it a soft stroke. Watching the setting sun with her squirrel friend she made a decision.

She would not spend her whole life on this tree anymore! She'd go on an adventure!

The sun was setting. Cricket sounds were the only thing in the air beside dandelion seeds visible in the orange glow of the sun. The grass was moving slightly in the wind. A peaceful night was about to approach.

When suddenly a giant black creature burst out of the forest and trampled on the grass like a single stampede. The little animals around scattered into every direction in terror, even a bear shreeked and made his big paws leaving the clearing slowly.

The black beast came to a halt, snuffling. A dark red haired woman descended from the animal, touching his nose softly. She had weary eyes, a strong build, even when she was little, and the overall look of a fierce fighter. She knelt down on the ground to touch a fresh mark in the soil.

"Look" she murmured and the beast tilted his head as it was listening. "This must be it. The witch we are following all these days."

The tiny, sturdy woman, her name was Psota (@Hultay), did rise from the ground again and narrowed her eyes. The sun had nearly set but she was close. So close to the woman she was hunting. If they'd travel the night, they'd reach her. They'd reach her for sure.

To cut her throat.

With a little grim grin she whistled. Her beast let out a furious shriek, every tree close was trembling, and approached quick to let her ascend its back. Soon they'd meet the witch. To end the witch.

Psota yanked her feet into her beast's flanks to get it going again. She wanted this kill. She wanted it eagerly!

"Oh, not agaiiiin!", @Neny yelled and threw the old boot back into the ocean. With a snarl she fetched her rod again and continued fishing.

The young, blonde woman was daughter of a famous knight who had started drinking when she confessed: all she wanted to become was a fisherwoman! He has been so ashamed of her, he became more and more a drunkard and has even been cast out of the royal guard. In this anger he had beaten up her mother, left her crippled and the children poor, leaving the village for good to search for glory in battle.

But @Neny was no woman without delight. She loved fishing more than everything in her life and it brought delight to her soul, being able to feed her family with trouts, tiny kraken and seaweed! Well... mainly seaweed. As the truth was:

She was a pretty sucky fisherwoman!

The rod reacted abruptly, @Neny was yanked forwards and a broad smile enlightened her face. "A good catch!! I can smell it!", she thought to herself and brought up all her strength to slowly reel the fish in. She was a mess to look at. All shabby fishing clothes, a grey mantle with torn bottom, holes everywhere from mishooked hooks and she did reek like a fish herself.

"Is that why I have found no man yet?" she said to herself whilst reeling the fishing in. More and more strength she used to get this catch on land. What a mighty catch this must be! So strong to avoid her, to flee again! But she reeled and reeled and finally she yanked the rod free!

...to find another heavy shoe on the hook.

"SCREW THIS!!" she yelled and stomped on her catch with a red face. Exhausted from all the fishing slumped down on the spot, on top of this ugly, worn, red shoe from the open sea. "What do I do with my life?!?" she yelled to herself in frustration and laid aside her fishing pole.

She was just about to go home in embaressment, without any real catch but seaweed, when she glimpsed a silhouette on the horizon.. was that a ship? She narrowed her eyes. This was a SHIP! Would this be the opportunity to board a REAL big gouverment ship to fish on the open sea? To even catch a REAL KRAKEN?? She stood up again and waved her tiny arms. "Hey! Hey sea captain!! Take me with you!!" she yelled happily.

And even so, the ship was approaching her from a distance. But.. was this really a ship?

What will happen to the people in this Whitestar family?
Will Jiva(@Internet) be hunted down by the fericious Psota(@Hultay)?
Will @LunaDra finally manage to escape her tree prison?
Is @Elloa going to change her life completely?
And will @Neny finally become a REAL fisherwoman?

You can read MORE in the next episode :)

(SPOILER: including four terrible deaths!)

Elloa
Agagor, promoted Elder

I'm not really sure when and how I met @Agagor. We never played a game together. We were not part of a same guild. I guess we just got to know each other via social media, or some forums of some kind. Then he joined guild UMBRA under my guidance, and errrrmm.... that didn't ended well. After that episode, when I came up with the idea of re-creating Whitestar, two years ago, I obviously invited @Agagor to be part of it. And this what he said:

I already thought you would plan something like this, when you posted about a crazy idea and something freaking awesome :D ...
Sounds kinda awesome .. even though I didn't have anything to do with any of the two guilds (Whitestar / Mist Angels) so far :-)
Would be an honor to be part of this :D

Back then, I proposed him to be one of the Council member, but he declined.

However, its two years that @Agagor has show his dedication and support to the community, providing and handling our Team Speak and Discord server, being a dedicated World of Warcraft officer, or being present to most community events and having at least one low level alt in each of our guilds.

Usually the title of "Elder" is given to old Council members that step down, but can still provide guidance and suggestion to the actual Council. However, the Council decided that we wanted to give @Agagor this title, simply because he deserve it.

Congratulations Aga!

Now we know the grim consequences this promotion will have, Agagor will read all post in the archives, will store every informations in his oversized brain an when someone will make an argument about a new decision, Agagor will answer " I remind you that the 5th april 2014, you said exactly the opposite <quote>" ermmm...

Elloa
How to help Whitestar? - List of ideas

Greetings everyone,

Some days ago, we have published a thread called Whitestar may evolve, no one will be left behind. And since then the Council is actively discussing different solutions to help every members to feel at home. The solution we have ended by agreeing on is to create a lit of things YOU CAN DO to help us!

The following list are ideas and suggestions of what you can do to actively help the Community. This is by no means obligations that we expect you to accomplish. But more you will act, better the Community will become. So, when you are in the mood, when you feel like it, please, pick up one of those ideas and help Whitestar to be the cozy home for all that it's meant to be.

  • Welcome new applicants and ask them questions. We need to discover who they are, and put them at ease. After all, they might become our guildmates! (note: for now our recruitment is closed)
  • Help new members to get well introduced in the community. Make them feel part of the family. Give them some tip of how to use Anook or Discord, and help them in game to settle
  • Support your fellow guildmates by commenting their post, screenshots, videos, or by visiting our TwitchTv channel
  • Try to play with members you know less to discover who they are.
  • Try to keep the guild chats active, by sharing a comment once in a while, especially if you are using a voice chat. That will keep the guild active and dynamic even for the players that are only in game.
  • Have you noticed someone that participate rarely to events, or that do not share much? Maybe poke that person, and ask him/her if he need your assistance.
  • Is it a very long time you have not seen or heard about X member? Sent this person a private message to ask him some news. It's always pleasant to know we are missed.
  • Do you find the guild a bit quiet and less active than it once was? Try to organise some event, may it be improvised, or organised on Anook. Do not hesitate to contact people via Discord. Sometimes some members play other game, but would be very happy to tag along if they knew something special happen.
  • Try to not be exclusive to only certain people. Others deserve your friendship too and you might find great friends where you weren't expecting it!

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

The Council have opened a special "secret" forum where we can find solutions for any sort of issues you may have and don't want to share publically.
If you have an issue, you can contact the Council/Elder of your choosing, and sent a private message. You will be asked if you allow the message to be quoted in the special forum, if you want to keep your anonymity (your message will be rephrased to ensure it) or if you don't want your message to be shared AT ALL. The Councill is bound to respect this but please, be aware that message that can't be shared significantly reduce the spectrum of possible solutions

Our goal is simply to allow each of our members that have conc.erns or issues to share it knowing that it will be treated with respect and discretion. We want to work on solutions to keep our community the pleasant, reassuring, respectful and loving place it's supposed to be. We want to ensure that no one will be hurt, and that everyone can be a happy star!

As reminder, you can read this post related to DISPUTE and how to deal with them