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[NA-PC] House Ravnore | Imperial Vampire Coven, Heavy/Mature RP

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House Ravnore is an 18+ heavy roleplay vampire guild on the NA-PC server.

We are a lore-focused guild and believe in adhering to the game’s canon wherever possible.

Outwardly, our guild is an Imperial noble house run by a prominent magister with the Mage’s Guild. Secretly, we house a vampire coven. We specifically focus on roleplaying the mystery and intrigue of the Cyrodiil Vampyrum Order, though all like-minded vampires—as well as compatible mortals--are welcome within our coven.

We provide a platform where both vampire and mortal characters can rise to prominence and shine. We primarily RP on the Gold Coast and are a part of the Imperial RP scene.

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House Ravnore is a small but old noble house from the Imperial City. It rose to prominence three hundred years ago due to the family’s shrewd financial maneuverings in addition to their influence within the Mages Guild and Imperial College. Throughout the years it has remained outwardly modest in holdings, though in reality is steadily gaining in assets and influence to bolster the clandestine power which lurks under the surface.

The current head of the house is an Imperial magister named Gideon Ravnore. Publicly presenting himself as a respected scholar and member of the Mages Guild, Gideon has used his wealth and influence to establish his house as a coven for vampires serving the Cyrodiil Vampyrum Order.

Following the chaos of the soulburst, House Ravnore was forced to flee the Imperial heartland and establish holdings in Reaper’s March. For two years the House operated in the March, pulling strings behind the scenes and funneling wealth from Pa’alat to their holdings near Arenthia.

More recently, the house went to war against the blood family of Lord Ravnore’s concubine, Olyviana, following an attempt on her life. The war was brutal and came at great personal loss for House Ravnore, with numerous casualties and vast amounts of coin expended in the war. The house nonetheless achieved a narrow victory which granted them a foothold in Chorrol and ownership of a thriving apothecary business.

Immediately following their return from the war, Lord Ravnore decreed it was no longer financially viable to remain in Reaper’s March. He consolidated his assets and moved his house to the Gold Coast to focus on his business there. The sale of the house’s properties in the March funded the purchase of an ancient keep near Strid River that has seen better days, and for months the house was focused on rebuilding what they had lost and making coin in the flourishing economy of the Gold Coast.

Once settled in their new holdings, the house, recognizing their increasingly desperate need for coin, focused primarily on fleshing out their existing export business to bring in luxury goods from across Tamriel. The house received another financial boon after Gideon married Olyviana, her inheritance from the Chorrol war placing the house in control of a lucrative apothecary.

Unfortunately, a rash of bad luck beleaguered House Ravnore. Betrayals, broken alliances, near financial ruin, and the loss of numerous important personnel have left the house ever teetering on the edge of the abyss. However, those brave souls—immortal and otherwise—within the house refuse to surrender and work tirelessly to restore the house to its former glory.

Yet despite the house’s outward status as a legitimate Niben house, it remains clandestine in the shadows. Every alliance, purchased asset, and underground deal is orchestrated for one purpose: to fuel the influence of the Cyrodiil Vampyrum Order and the mysterious Lord Ravnore’s bid for power within it.

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We provide an OOCly friendly and helpful environment for people to create their own stories based around an Imperial noble house/vampire coven and the people who occupy it. Each of our members is ICly valued and will have a specific role to play within the house.

There are many facets of our daily RP--the decorum and political maneuvering of a noble house, our business dealings with an apothecary and luxury goods shipping company, the house’s history as a mage house with extensive knowledge of the arcane and even forbidden arts, the activities of the castle staff and guards, our involvement in the cross-guild alliance The Conclave of Night, and all you might expect from a vampire coven hiding in plain sight and upholding the veil which keeps them shielded from mortal eyes.

There is room for character advancement within our guild and we are willing to work with you to progress your character in a way that will be enjoyable for everyone involved. We put value on every member of the guild and love to help everyone carve out a niche where their character can flourish.

We define heavy RP as a setting where RP takes place on a daily basis, though not all members are required to RP that often. Freeform RP is our focus and proactive RPers are a necessity. We regularly convene as a guild in certain locations for daily RP, but you are also strongly encouraged to RP wherever and whenever you wish! Our guild is not heavily GM or event based—instead every member is expected to help create RP collaboratively with the rest of the guild.

We have a very strict no drama policy. We try to keep guild chat a stress-free and welcoming place at all times.

The majority of our guild RP takes place in the f Gold Coast as well as our guild keep. For this reason we strongly recommended you have the Dark Brotherhood DLC in order to access the Gold Coast, though it is not absolutely required if you’re willing to miss out on the public portions of our RP.

We believe IC actions equal IC consequences and that the most important aspect of RP is upholding the line between IC and OOC.

We are an 18+ mature guild. Our guild RP commonly contains darker elements as would be expected from a vampire guild, though we are story-focused first and foremost. You won’t find torture porn or random sleaze here—just quality, gritty, serious RP.

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There are a few important things to note about joining House Ravnore.

The first is the majority of our internal RP is based around the intrigue and political maneuvering of a vampire coven. For this reason, it is highly recommended your character know our secret sooner rather than later so you don’t miss out on RP.

However, if you wish for your character to join without knowing our secret, it is definitely doable—but must be handled carefully, for our characters would logically kill any perceived threats unless your character proved to be very useful to them.

We are big supporters of character progression in RP. So, while it’s perfectly fine to join by saying your character that has served us for several years (for example), it’s equally fine to RP out each step in your character’s journey.

For example, if your ultimate goal is to be a vampire but you wish your character to be turned, you could RP that progression however you wished—such as going from hired soldier, to thrall, to eventually being turned.

If you have a defined end goal for your character, the only thing we ask is patience. Many of our characters who became vampires through RP were played for months before getting to the point where being embraced made IC sense. So, if you won’t be happy OOC until your character has reached a certain point, it might be best to start at that point from the beginning.

With all of that in mind, we are currently recruiting the following types of characters:

-{ Mortal Servants | A coven could not hide long without a staff of mortals to fuel the masquerade, and House Ravnore is no different. We are in need of mortal servants of all kinds, from personal servants to seneschals, cooks to maids, stewards to slaves (though any slaves will likely be freed and trained for practical use). | Recruitment Status: OPEN

-{ Thralls | We are especially in need of those willing to play long-term thralls. A thrall is a mortal bound by blood to a specific vampire, to serve as a blood source in addition to serving the one that binds them. Thralls are valued and viewed as trusted mortals. Note that being a thrall does not preclude your character from having skills or an additional role in the house. For example, a thrall could also be a soldier, mage, spy, or servant. You get the idea! | Recruitment Status: OPEN

-{ Blood Servants | Blood servants (or pomme de sang/blood apples) are those mortals who willingly give blood to the vampires of the house. Far from being subjugated, blood apples are a treasured and vital part of the house—without them we could not hide among mortals. Much like thralls, blood apples may also have any other position within the house, or their status as a blood source may be their primary role. Most thralls will start as a blood servant. | Recruitment Status: OPEN

-{ Mages and Scholars | With House Ravnore’s public ties to the Mages Guild and Gideon well known as a magister, there is a logical hook for any mage character to seek out knowledge or instruction. This is especially true for any young or inexperienced mages who wish to pledge themselves as apprentices, particularly if they focus on alchemy, illusion, conjuration, soul magic, or necromancy. | Recruitment Status: OPEN

-{ Guards, Soldiers, Mercenaries| Nearly any blade for hire could find a position among the house as one of its house guards and combat forces. While the house is not focused in formal combat, we are still in need of those with the skills to protect the coven and secure future assets. | Recruitment Status: OPEN

-{ Spies and Underworld Contacts | The house boasts a spy network which stretches across much of the Gold Coast. Spies are always incredibly welcome and frequently utilized, as are any other characters with underworld contacts. As long as they’re reasonably discrete, smugglers, thieves and the like could find a place among our sanctuary, but overt criminal activity would be considered a liability and not tolerated. | Recruitment Status: OPEN

-{ Vampires | House Ravnore is known among Imperial vampires as a coven and sanctuary for vampires of the Order. While all Imperial vampires would be welcome within our house, we also provide a safe haven for any like-minded vampire willing to pledge loyalty and work for the house’s benefit. Keep in mind vampire characters can also fill most of the above roles (for example, a soldier vampire, a spy vampire, etc—the possibilities are endless.) | Recruitment Status: OPEN

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While we will always put RP first, we also PvE frequently. This means we welcome members who are interested in playing the game in addition to RPing (but if you want to do nothing but RP, you are more than welcome!).

Members are encouraged to work on leveling up, gearing, and running endgame content such as dailies, dungeons, and crafting. We are not currently running organized guild PvE nights but would like to in the future once sufficient interest has been built.

While members are welcome to PvP, we have no plans to do organized PvP as a guild at this time.

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There’s no question vampire RP carries a certain stigma among RP communities, and for good reason. All too often what should be a mature, secretive concept gets tainted by those who would rather play an overt brooding vampire getting in bar fights.

House Ravnore upholds the masquerade which allows vampires to live undetected among mortal society at all costs. This means there will never be an incident of open, public vampires walking around in mixed company. Every character we guild will be expected to protect our secret at all costs. To show how serious we are about this, we have ICly killed several characters for behaving in a way that put the secrecy of our coven at risk.

We value quality over quantity and are only interested in guilding lore-accurate characters who will navigate the challenges unique to RPing a vampire in a mature way.

Due to just how badly vampire RP can go if mishandled, we are also generally not the best environment for those new to RP and its commonly accepted etiquette regarding godmoding, metagaming, etc. (But don’t be intimidated if you aren’t overly familiar with vampire or ESO lore—we’re always willing to help out!)

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If you are interested in joining House Ravnore, please visit our guild site. You will need to join our site and then click the “Application” button. It is also a good idea to check out the House Information section of our forum to learn more about our RP.

House Ravnore | Guild Site

Please feel free to send any of the officers any questions before applying if you’d like further information!

Officer Contacts
Gideon - @GideonRavnore
Beltane - @Beltane3
Morriel - @Genkidu

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Recruitment Status: LIMITED

As of October 18, we are still open for recruitment, but in a limited capacity.

Due to our recent influx of mortal characters who do not know our secret, we are no longer accepting unaware mortals until our existing mortals have been fully integrated in the guild.

However, we are still accepting vampires and mortals who are already aware of the masquerade.

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In other news, we are thriving! We hosted the first IC Conclave of Night meeting in Pa'alat this past Sunday with over 50+ vampires and thralls in attendance. Now is a great time to get involved if you're interested in quality vampire RP.

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Recruitment Status: CLOSED

As of October 21 we are temporarily closed to new applications!

We need to get our new members established before accepting new people, but there's still opportunities to get involved and RP with us. If you aren't already a member, please check out the Conclave of Night forum (the community hub for vampires and other monster RPers) and get involved in the community and events there.

Keep an eye out for future application openings!
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This past Sundas Gideon summoned the entire house to meet in the main room of the manse, where he briefly welcomed those new to the house and then bid everyone to follow him to the basement. Normally off limits to even the most trusted among his house, the basement laboratory was an imposing labyrinth filled with the undead abominations the powerful necromancer had created over the years.

Once everyone was standing deep within his inner sanctum, before the altar of Molag Bal, Gideon revealed his true form as a vampire. He gave the mortals new to his house the choice between death and service, and all four initiates present--Elarienne, Shyllisyr, Shadowed-Moon, and Flavius--opted to live for at least a little longer.

The initiation took a surprising turn when Gideon announced Adrianne, his longest serving thrall and the skilled majordomo of the house, had earned her place among the Order. While the entire coven looked on Gideon drained Adrianne dry and left her upon the altar, where the disease of his gift and curse would take root and she would awaken in three days as a vampire.

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This past Friday, a large group from House Ravnore traveled all the way to High Rock to attend the Fredas costume party and visit with House Gawad Du. It was a great event and you can see full screenshots here.

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The procession from House Ravnore left Northpoint at dawn. The four carriages, ten guards, and assortment of house vampires and staff made good time through the scenic landscape of High Rock, but eventually a violent rainstorm slowed the procession to a crawl.

As rain violently fell over the land, turning the roads to sucking mud and reducing visibility to nothing, the carriages finally wound their way through an abandoned orcish encampment. The ramshackle village showed recent signs of life yet no residents could be seen. The reason for this suspicious silence was quickly revealed when a volley of arrows launched from the top of a nearby wall of rock.

The carriages managed to make it to a farm house, where the mortals within took shelter while a battle raged outside. More assailants arrived on horseback, seeming under the command of a mage in ornate Breton armor. Though many injuries were sustained, all of the assailants--including the powerful mage--were eventually killed, though not before the mage had managed to afflict Olyviana's mind with some sort of curse of blood magic. There was only one enemy survivor, an archer who fled after seeing Amelia's mist form.

With Morriel critically injured, Olyviana trapped in her own mind, and Shyllisyr, Shadowed-Moon, Carwen, and many of the vampires sustaining wounds of various severity, Gideon elected to finish the trip by portal rather than carriage. After opening a portal to the manse the bedraggled, bloody group was all too relieved to return home and begin treating their injuries.

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As per the orders of the head of the house, a small group of House members traveled to the Dark Market in Marbruk in search of supplies to aid the coming war.

While nothing was purchased that would turn the tide, those who attended did manage to find soul gems, potion reagents, enchanted jewelry, and bolstering potions to add to the house's stores.

It was a relaxing evening and a time of socialization and levity, a much needed break for those burdened by the worries currently plaguing the House.

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Following the assault on the House near Wayrest, Gideon sent a letter to Gawad Du informing them of the assault, since it happened on the way back from the gathering on their land. Gideon requested aid in the form of maps, records, and any publicly known information about their attackers—House Dasciya—that could be discovered.

Lady Morna from House Gawad Du responded amiably and one week later a delegation from the allied Barony arrived with the requested information. On top of the valuable information Lord Malfyrvis provided, it was a good excuse to continue fostering the ties between the two covens. Several hours of socializing followed into the night before the delegation went on their way.

The House was left with a better understanding of the enemy they face and a stronger alliance with Gawad Du.

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Recruitment Status: LIMITED

As of November 11, we are once again open for limited recruitment!

We are accepting all character types as long as they are either vampires or already "in the know". We are currently involved in a guild plotline that will last the next few months, and it is a very poor time, ICly, to initiate new mortals who have no idea of what we are.

What this means is you are free to apply on a mortal, but you need to have a reason worked out why the mortal knows about us. The easiest solution for this is to be a thrall or pomme de sang/blood donor who also serves the house in any capacity (guard, mage, spy, etc)--or as a vampire.
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Following a letter Morriel sent to House Arachne apprising them of the situation with House Dasciya and requesting their assistance, a meeting with House Arachne was arranged for the next Dark Market. Held in Riften, Skyrim, it was too far to reach via conventional means, so Gideon arranged transportation by portal.

Once at the market, the bulk of House Ravnore’s forces dispersed to socialize and view the wares, while Gideon, Morriel, and Olyviana retreated to an alcove. Soon enough Lady Brielle, Sindrillion, and Miara arrived to discuss the situation.

During their talk, it was revealed that Sindrillion and Miara just came into possession of a ship full of artifacts and its manifest which stated they were being delivered to House Dasciya. The shipment consisted of Ayleid artifacts—large welkynd stones, memory crystals, and various cursed items which Sindrillion believed could be used to reanimate a plethora of corpses at one time in advanced necromancy rituals. Even more troubling, a vampire using blood magic would be able to corrupt the influence of the artifacts to forcibly produce bloodfiends on a large scale.

Thanks to Arachne’s involvement, the House was left with a small amount of solace that the shipment did not reach their foes yet were made aware of the increasing threat they represent.

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House Ravnore also attended the second gathering of the Conclave of Night.

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Gideon met with the few who had agreed to accompany him to Coldharbour. He was going because in order to help assure victory against House Dasciya he would need to summon an army of undead to accompany his army of mercenary Legionaries. To accomplish this he would have to acquire a large amount of souls and the only place to get them would be Coldharbour or the Soul Cairn. He was at least familiar with Coldharbour and had some influence there as a priest of Molag Bal and a Vampire.

The trip was thankfully a short and quick one. The small group of Vampires headed by Gideon was able to travel to Coldharbour. They passed uneventfully through the Orchard and to the center altar of Molag Bal. There Gideon knelt in prayer and beseeched the Lords of his Father's Realm for help.

They answered, the spectral heads of three Elder Vampires appearing and glowering down at those present. A deal was struck, a bargain signed but only those there know the particulars. Gideon and his small party returned with a large dark chest, a soul cairn which he promptly had taken below and soon followed.

The House now had a distinct advantage in the coming war. But at what cost? Only time would tell.
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Following a scouting mission sent to the House Dasciya holdings north of Wayrest, a group of House Ravnore’s forces were sent on a covert mission to eradicate the house from within. The group was initially led by the Champion of the House, Morriel, who skillfully orchestrated the stealth invasion of the compound.

Once within, the attackers activated the device Gideon had constructed to harvest the souls of all who died within the estate’s walls, which were locked from within to prevent any escape. While soon set upon by guards, the party successfully beat back the compound’s opposition, killing guards, mages, and members of House Dasciya’s bloodline alike.

The attack was not entirely without mishap. Morriel and Carwen suffered injuries from the defending mages, and Amaria—the lone werewolf present for the assault—had the misfortune of having much of her fur burned off by a lantern fire. On top of that, Shyllisyr fell through a roof into a burning building and would have perished if not for Motzimir’s timely rescue.

In short order the mansion housing the members of House Dasciya had been set ablaze by Morriel’s fire spell, at which point the party was engaged by one of the vampiric blood mages responsible for ruling House Dasciya. The mage, Jascyn Dasciya, brought with him four armed soldiers and seven mages, and the battle was violent but ultimately victorious for House Ravnore.

Before his untimely end, Jascyn succeeded in cursing several members of House Ravnore, most notably Morriel who suffered greatly in the wake of the powerful vampire’s attack. Unfortunately for him, when he attempted to flee he was immolated by a misfired flame spell from one of his allies, causing the enemy vampire to brutally burn to death.

Thus marked the end of the battle on House Dasciya’s estate, save for one final unsavory task. Those present could hear Gideon’s voice in their minds, reminding them of the terrible deed required of them: all present must die, in accordance with the pact he had made with the vampire lords in Coldharbour.

In short order the innocents who had been unable to fight—the women, elderly, scholars, and even the children—were rounded up and summarily executed. Afterwards, the heads of all of the members of House Dasciya were mounted on pikes outside the walls, while their bodies were desecrated and arranged in daedric symbols upon the snow, the better to frame the assault on some dark rituals gone awry.

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