House Degovia is a heavy freeform roleplay guild focused entirely on providing a good storyline and plot-centric roleplay to members of House Degovia and those who come to associate with us. We value core roleplay first and foremost, as this is a t1 freeform guild.
A guide to help those wary of Freeform or 'Emote Fighting' as many tend to call it: http://thetonyexperience.deviantart.com/journal/RP-Combat-Butt-Kicking-101-271544659
Branches of the House + Needed Roles
No noble house, Imperial or otherwise, can even hope to stand without a strong military to back them up. The Degovian Guard is tasked with upholding the safety of the Estate, and those who dwell within its walls, maintaining an orderly state.
The duties do not stop with simply safeguarding the House's populace, but also protecting their trade interests when need be along with various other assignments that require martial assistance. As trust is earned and ranks gained, the soldier will be given the opportunity to pursue other tasks, such as being assigned as a personal guard, or given responsibilities that may take them outside of the house’s grounds temporarily.
Led by Lord Deceus Degovia, a former Imperial officer who is determined to carve out a disciplined and capable fighting force through whatever means he deems necessary.
Every great house needs a strong foundation. For house Degovia, a cornerstone of that foundation comes from the staff that man and care for the house. From the lowly scullery maid, all the way up to the Lord’s hands, the servants see to the regular duties of the estate and ensure that Degovia’s day to day business runs smoothly.
Trade and commerce are a secondary source of the house’s ever-growing wealth and influence. With trade routes throughout Cyrodiil, Skyrim and Hammerfell, Degovia’s reach stretches far, and her members want for little.
Traders and merchants in the house are responsible for maintaining the house’s relationship with its trading partners, securing deals, investing, as well as tracking shipments and investigating losses. Whilst perhaps a seemingly benign position, those in charge of Degovia’s income are given among the highest of responsibilities… failure is not tolerated.
Of course, what would a noble house be without the nobles? From the brothers, Lords Alexander and Deceus Degovia, all the way to the distant relatives that are returning home, the rich blood of high-born nobility flows through their veins.
However, such a life is not merely cabarets and enjoying small talk over high tea. The life of a member of the nobility can be ruthless. They must always watch their backs, unable to trust even their own blood. By the same stroke of the sword, they are expected to have plots and contingencies of their own, for those who fail to keep up with their siblings, will be left in the dust.
The Dragon God of Time: Akatosh
Divinity is a topic of importance among the Degovians and those that tend to enter it's ranks must at the very least adhere to respect the divine of choice; Akatosh. Since the early days of their house being bestowed noble status the only one to whom ever held true relevance among it's great halls held the Grand Dragon of Time, the very chief diety among them all.
So close to the confines of Kvatch, the devoted followers remained within lands nearby and hold his word even more firmly then law. Obediance to the nobility and Imperial forces deserving of it; Duty to their land and the namesake that they hold dear; and of course service to the Dragon God of Time himself. These simple tenants are strictly enforced by the Degovians and are fully expected to be followed at all times...
The Cult of Heart's Grief
.....However, within the very shadows of the house; to the front of the coin that holds Akatosh, other held a darker more sinister intention behind it. Though the majority of the House holds devoted to Akatosh, there holds whispers among the halls, unsettling moments among the nearby village in which fall upon their lands and even extending to nearby lands itself.
Manipulation; tarnishing and corruptive forces that hold some form of ties, influence and power among the house have throughout the last few generations been a present entity among them. To whom do they serve? What exactly are their intentions among the House? With service, duty, and obediance comes Akatosh....with rage, brutality and scheming can only bring about the truest form of domination.
House Degovia is a heavy roleplay guild with its focus on building a good storyline and plot-centric experience. While we attempt to be as inclusive as possible, the guild may contain darker themes not suited for those under 18.
Those who wish to join the house will have an opportunity to make a name for themselves, as the children of the late lord Degovia vye for power of their own. The story and world will be shaped by the roleplay of the characters, and all involved will have the chance to be part of the history of House Degovia.
Above all, we value the separation of IC and OOC (In Character and Out Of Character). Understanding this difference helps avoid drama, as actions committed IC will have consequences IC. We a strictly a T1 freeform guild. However, not everyone in the house is required to be a fighter, and non-combatants are also more than welcome.
Discord is required to join, and along with that, so is a basic level of respect. We do not tolerate IC conflict bleeding into OOC, bullying, or disrespect.
If you wish to join the guild please leave a message on the thread, PM me here on enjin, or message Alexander Degovia(@MikeHeel) or Deceus Degovia(@Tongeezy)