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Dark Star, a multi-game guild (well, eventually...NW marks a new foundation for us!) is setting up shop in the streets of Neverwinter as the Dark Star Syndicate. Treasure hunters, seekers of ancient lore, and hired swords are just some of the characters you'll find in our open-ended setting. We consider ourselves to be a Heavy role-playing guild due to this being our primary focus in the game, although we welcome the occasional non-roleplayer as well, and guild chat is typically out-of-character with an additional in-character channel provided as needed. Read on for the details!
Alignment: Neutral on the surface, with strong inner-leanings towards Evil
Style: Heavy RP, Social, progression end-game and competitive PvP for those interested.
Chat: OOC, Separate IC channel(s) provided. RaidCall available for voice chat.
Timezone: US (Schedule balanced between eastern / pacific)
Restrictions: 18+, concessions made for family on a per-case basis.
We've been around since the beginning of 2007 in a variety of incarnations. While Dark Star represents our goal to establish a new, multi-game brand, we have years of experience with a variety of guilds and settings to ensure success.
An Open-Ended Premise
We believe the best roleplay comes from collaboration, and in order to encourage that we're employing a guild premise that allows members to weave in their personal goals and stories, without having to worry about stepping on the toes of the greater plot.
From table-top adventures to Neverwinter Nights modules, the Syndicate plays host to a variety of experienced dungeonmasters who are eager to get their hands on the foundry and supply the guild with unique and interesting content.
An Unrivaled Web Experience
Our website is more than a tool for recruitment; it's a place for our members to truly express themselves. With free access to galleries, personal blogs, and more, members have all the tools at their disposal to showcase their creativity and passion for the games they play.
We're continuously updating our website with additional resources, tools, and features. Check out some of these articles for additional information about our guild; we'll update this list regularly!
Unearthing the Artificer
Learn about the individuals tasked with overseeing the Dark Star's agents.
Faces of the Dark Star - Part I
In this series, we take a closer look at the Syndicate's setting and some of the character concepts you'll find within.
Role-Playing Guidelines & Character Building Tips
We share our thoughts on good roleplaying practices and some pitfalls to watch out for when creating a character.
Progression Raiding with the Dark Star
Discover our philosophy and expectations when it comes to competitive endgame raiding.
The origins of the Dark Star Syndicate are hazy at best. Unable to trace a clear route to any leadership, those who attempt to dig deeper find only the conflicting aims of the organization's artificers. At first glance it would seem that the Syndicate has no motive other than profiting off of the artifacts of old, but those who have served under its code speak of the knowing gaze in an artificer's eye as she exchanges an agent's find for a satchel of gold.
In truth, the Syndicate is a vast network of plunderers, vendors, and informants unwittingly feeding their gains back to some unknowable source, but few would complain. What treasures the artificers take for themselves are never taken without due compensation, and the Syndicate's agents are free to profit from the rest of their gains. Those who care more for power than gold find themselves pursuing the coveted position of artificer, though the privilege does not come without its price.
Whether you're a treasure-hunter looking to sell your gains on the black market, a wizard in pursuit of a particular item of power, or just an unwitting pawn trapped in the web of the Syndicate, we aim to provide a setting with opportunities for characters of all kinds.
The core of the Dark Star family has been playing MMORPGs together since early 2007, though some of us go as far back as Anarchy Online! Our history of games includes such titles as World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and The Secret World. After years of adjusting our concepts and designing new websites each time, we've finally decided to settle on a single brand and branch out from our new home in Neverwinter to future titles of interest under the Dark Star banner. Although we aim to play a multitude of games, we're committed to supporting each one, and we've specifically chosen Neverwinter as our foundation because we believe it to be the best long-term option. Don't worry, we're not going anywhere!
As roleplayers, we believe in engaging, collaborative environments that draw not only from the settings of the games we play, but the playable environment as well. Our motto is "role-play with the game, not against it", and we take that to heart. We're specifically looking for intelligent, mature role-players who also want to be a part of our tight-knit out-of-character social atmosphere. For us, a guild is more than a catalyst for roleplay or raiding; it's a community, and we want people who are eager to be a part of ours.
Although our primary focus is roleplay, we have many highly-skilled players with a history of achievements in both PvE and PvP. Whether it's a server-first raid clear or a reputation for dominating the battlefield, we've accomplished these things and more while under the banner of roleplay. While we don't expect everyone to play to the same degree, the opportunity is there for those who are interested, so if you're looking to combine your roleplay with some serious gaming, you've come to the right place.
Does the Dark Star Syndicate sound like something you want to be a part of? We're looking to grow in preparation for Neverwinter, and we'd love to hear from you.
You can get started by visiting our website, reading about our Neverwinter chapter, our Mission, and our Code of Conduct. If it all sounds good, then we encourage you to submit your application. Note that you must be registered on the website and logged in to view this page, and be sure to check your spam folder for validation e-mails!
Once submitted, your application will go to a members-only section for review, and once we've had some time to mull it over (we aim to process apps within 48 hours, but it may take longer at times) we'll contact you via PM on our website with a yes or no, and in some rare occasions we might even have more questions for you. If everything checks out, you'll begin a two-week trial period where either party can determine if it's not a good fit, no hard feelings, no questions asked. After that, congratulations, you're a full-fledged member!
We hope we've covered most of our bases, but if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask them here in this thread, or contact me via PM. We're excited to contribute to the growing Neverwinter community, and look forward to meeting everyone!
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02-18-2013, 10:15 AM #1
Dark Star Syndicate [Heavy RP, Endgame, Dynamic Stories & Foundry Focus!]
02-19-2013, 09:03 AM #2
I've been gaming and roleplaying with this group for years and haven't regretted a moment of it. If you're looking for roleplay that will keep you up way too late on a work night because it's just so fun you don't want to quit, experienced leadership and a close knit family feel we are the place to be.
So looking forward to the stories we weave in Faerun!
02-19-2013, 07:48 PM #3
Great post! I'm excited to get to know everyone.
02-19-2013, 09:14 PM #4
Glad to have you on board, Dahmish!
In other news, I've just posted a new blog entry detailing the role of the Artificers within the Syndicate. As the only face of leadership within the organization at present, Artificers represent the enforcers of the Syndicate's code, but also possess the capacity to act as catalysts for conflict both between themselves and among agents.
Oh, and of course applications are still wide open.
02-20-2013, 12:02 PM #5
A neutral alignment that leans towards evil is going to create some great RP opportunity!
02-21-2013, 08:29 PM #6
I'm really looking forward to the Foundry...this will be one of the first MMOs where you can actually do "evil" things, rather than save everyone you come across.
02-21-2013, 08:49 PM #7
02-22-2013, 08:39 PM #8
We're providing more insight into the guild's inner workings with a new blog series entitled "Faces of the Dark Star", where we're looking at some of the various characters that can be found within the guild in order to paint a better picture of what our setting is like, as well as to give prospective and existing members alike some additional ideas for character concepts. Check out Part I of the series here!
02-22-2013, 09:14 PM #9
02-23-2013, 04:13 PM #10
These guys are not only a solid roleplay group, but they also excel in both PvP and PvE aspects. A solid guild, all around. I look forward to see what adventures Neverwinter brings to the table.
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