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[SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Melnerag on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:39 am

Brothers and sisters under the Light,

The Church of the Holy Light has a special place in the hearts of Stormwinders. When the Second War came to an end, the holy Church donated generously to the restoration of the city of Stormwind. Light’s justice prevails, now the people of Stormwind welcome the refugees from the fallen Kingdoms and offer them shelter and support as they had once supported Stormwind.

The Church of the Holy Light unites us with our closest High Elven and Dwarven allies and shapes the soul of humanity, setting it upon a road of righteousness, justice and good that leads towards illumination and ultimate assumption into the Holy Light. The Church always stood ready to assist the cause of Good, yet when the Church itself falls upon hard times it is left in the cold.

I say, when our blessed Church falls upon hard times and appears weaker and less pure than before it is our cue to double our effort and support and set upon the task of serving the Church with Light-inspired zeal instead of choosing the path of schism or apostasy.

These schisms have greatly tarnished the name of the Church and undermined the trust of the people. Memory of the Scarlet Crusade and their paranoid and indiscriminate slaughter of guilty and innocent alike haunts the collective memory of the Alliance to this day. The Argent Crusade with their inexplicably apathy towards the plight of Gilneas, Hillsbrad and Arathor baffles the servants of the Church. Even within the Church itself, the disappearance of the Archbishop and the rumors of his fall from grace shake the foundations of this Light-sent pillar of our society.

Holy Anethion, our prophet, teaches : “The Holy Light is simple; do not look for It in theology. Take a look around you and let the whole world inspire you with Light’s Glory. Seek It out instead in beauty of the nature and the arts, the power of a sincere prayer and sweetness of a psalm.” (A:2)

While the doctrine divides us, the Holy Light itself unites us. This One, Indivisible and Omnipresent Light touches the hearts of all and inspires us to do Good and shun Evil. Each man is in a continued dialogue with the Holy Light, understanding what he can understand and seeking the guidance of those more illuminated when his own understanding falters.

The Church of the Holy Light understands the importance of this Faith and service to the Light and understands the underlying mind-boggling simplicity of the Holy Light, that is why our blessed Church is inclusive and encourages ceaseless debate over dogma crystallized in stone. It is through asking the questions, not hearing the answers, that we draw closer to the Holy Light.

I, Gwendelyn Ashborough, Holy Abbess of Tyr’s Hand, the Supreme Lectress of the Tyrrean Order and by the grace of Light Vicar of the Prophet Anethion resolve to restore the communion between the disciples of the Prophet and the Church of the Holy Light. There is One Light, indivisible and omnipresent, there is One Divine Truth in Its million radiant facets and undertones and so should there be One Church, uniting traditions, bridging differences and always asking the question. This is Light´s Will, and what the Holy Light wills must come to pass. Let this deed of the Tyrrean Order serve as an example to all and mend every schism.

I call upon the faithful Anethioneans to keep alive the flame of the Prophet´s teaching and to stride confidently into the embrace of the Church and to add your voice that speaks the righteous teaching to the voices of the Church. There are many ways to reach the top of a mountain, and each man has his own optimal way. In sharing our knowledge of the Divine with one another we all draw closer to the Light as a people.

The Council of Bishops that runs the Church of the Holy Light welcomes the clergy of the Tyrrean Order into the fold of the Church, the residents and the archresidents will keep their congregations. Bishop nominations will be considered.

Knights-shadowbreakers of the White Cross will keep the traditions of their order and continue to serve the Holy Light under the wing of the holy Church. The Order will receive proper and complete recognition after the Church is once more headed by an Archbishop.

Petition has been brought to the attention of the Council of Bishops to recognize the Monastic Order of Tyr’s Hand – Chapter of Holy Anethion and to restore to this Order the Abbey in Tyr’s Hand where our Prophet and his Vicars taught.

The Church needs us, let us not fail it. Every man must do his part for the Greater Good. United Church will stand strong against the Horde, the Forsaken and the Legion and see Universal Community of the Faithful prevail!

Faith Shall Overcome

While this proclamation was spread, Gwendelyn Ashborough delivered the black mitre of the Supreme Lectors, the keys of Tyr’s Hand Abbey and the silver sunburst Vicar’s Crown to the Church of the Holy Light. Light Willingly, the age of schisms has ended and by the end of the year there will be one single Church, strengthened by new blood and zeal, united in its diversity, faithful to the Light and equipped to face the challenges to come…

OOC : The End:


The Chapter of Holy Anethion, founded in July 2009 has come to end. It was a fantastic journey from obscurity, to prosecution and to recognition. The server lore has progressed, Blizzard lore has moved on and the RP situation is no longer the way it was in 2009.

I wish to thank the members of the Chapter for their loyalty and activity, I’ve been in several guilds and run a few and I have never seen members who are so devoted to a concept. I also can’t express how grateful I am to those who led the guild through the challenges, it is a rare guild which survives the change of leadership. Chapter’s leadership looks like this (from memory, and probably in wrong order):
Dragomir – Validar – Lokik – Immanuel – Ioanna - Farglade – Jehorius – Veltrick - Osmand – Thonian – Ioanna – Jehorius – Osmand – Greagoir – Ravenholme – Aadaria – Gwendelyn – Hawkeyè.

The guild will continue on Argent Dawn, and I am taking a nice, long, lovely wow-break.
For the final time: I testify that there is nothing holy but the Holy Light and no truer teaching than that of Anethion! FAITH SHALL OVERCOME!

PS: It was a miracle, but while cleaning up I found my old laptop that burned down and got repaired. Repairs took 3 months so by the time it was done I had long moved to a new computer. But that laptop turned out to not have its HD wiped...and it contains most of the Old chapter stories! I am going to dig through it and post what I can.



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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by erwtenpeller on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:49 am

*bows head*

May it rest in peace.

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Cid on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:58 am

No more heated arguments about Titans and Light? Aww... Sad

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Melnerag on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:20 am

Cid wrote:No more heated arguments about Titans and Light? Aww... Sad

What is there to debate? If a child believes in the Good Faerie it is impossible to dissuade it. So we let the Dwarves toy with their little cute religion of worshipping callous and uncaring world-builders who can't even hear or answer prayers until the Dwarves grow up and turn to the Light.

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:20 am

Things will be different without the neighborhood unstable, religious fanatics.

Who will we blame for everything that's wrong now?

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by John Helsythe Amaltheria on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:46 am

Cheers

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Anivitas on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:52 am

My first R.P guild Sad
Actually sad to see it leaving.
R.I.P Chapter.

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Feral / Blackfall on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:53 am

Wh... Nooooooo...... I was just looking forward to seeing it reborn, that's a shame. Sad DB will not be the same without dem crazy Chapterians roaming SW Sad

Good luck those who went AD. You (coming from a Blade) shall be missed.

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Rmuffn on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:06 am

I'm sure that enemies aswell as friends will miss them, Feral.

It's not Defias without the Chapter. It's not the Chapter without Defias!

Good luck to you all over there. Burn all the witches.

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Timna on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:25 am

T'was good while you were here.. Long live the Chapter! Sad

Good luck!

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Vaell on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:56 am

That truly sucks!

Good luck on AD, it looks like everyone is going there atm...

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Lexgrad on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:00 am

"I know now why you cry, but it is something I can never do."

So long fair cultists.

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Samian/Bismack on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:04 am

The chapter was/is one of my favorite guilds, this is like getting a vital organ ripped from your system Sad

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:05 am

Vaell wrote:That truly sucks!

Good luck on AD, it looks like everyone is going there atm...

We're getting a truckload of AD Forsaken migrants at the moment.

The Chapter of Holy Anethion has had one of the most unique and well thought out concepts on Defias Brotherhood, but the realm isn't going to suddenly collapse because one guild goes.

The best of luck on AD, my money is on you returning because if you're going to be focusing on Stormwind role-play then you're going in for a very very very very very nasty shock.

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Dorothee/Duvaineth on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:22 am

Good luck on AD. Just came back from there. If things seem confusing its because its huge realm, may take time to figure out which guilds are worth Rping with. Advise. Stay out of goldshire naked elves run around Razz and SW is in chaos. No guards no nothing. Ppl stand around in cathedral square and look at eachother Razz

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Rmuffn on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:25 am

Dorothee Drake wrote:Good luck on AD. Just came back from there. If things seem confusing its because its huge realm, may take time to figure out which guilds are worth Rping with. Advise. Stay out of goldshire naked elves run around Razz and SW is in chaos. No guards no nothing. Ppl stand around in cathedral square and look at eachother Razz

Sounds like old Defias Brotherhood. I'm sure the Chapter will do well. They like to play illegal guards.

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Lexgrad on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:27 am

There is a guard guild but I have never RPed with them.

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/guild/argent-dawn/Stormwind_Home_Guard/

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Feydor on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:30 am

damn, sad to see you guys go
atleast now we no longer need arson insurance on the shady lady \o/

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Sorayah on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:55 am

Sad to see the chapter go as well. I never got the opportunity to RP with you much (though I did a couple of times!), but I can surely say you made Defias a much better place.

Enjoy AD. Smile

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Thondalar Stormleaf on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:19 am

I will be incredibly sad to see you lot go. What is DB without its religious fanatics!

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by erwtenpeller on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:17 am

So, time for a new flavor of religious fanatics to rise.

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Rhonya Steelheart on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:22 am

The Cult still are religious fanatics! But yeh, good luck on AD Smile Hope you're able to clean the mess a little there!

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Amaryl on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:25 am

Good luck on the greener pastures!

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Dorik Thunderbelly on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:21 pm

Lexgrad wrote:There is a guard guild but I have never RPed with them.

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/guild/argent-dawn/Stormwind_Home_Guard/

I have an alt in them, believe me when I say that if you try a concept like the Chapter there in SW, you'll get run through by an invincible Night Elf DK within five minutes and get harassed by super-ninja-assassins...every day.

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Re: [SW] The End of the Chapter

Post by Drustai on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:08 pm

A disappointing end to one of the most interesting guilds on DB.

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