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    Hi there and welcome :) Happy story writing!
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    Full Name: Ral’rush of the Darkspear Nicknames: Rush, Ral, the Blood Drinker Date of Birth: springtime in the year 0, around the time when the Dark Portal opened Age: Mid thirties Race: jungle troll Gender: male Hair: dull red Skin: light blue Eyes: dull red Height: 8’4” / 254 cm Weight: 450 lbs / 204 kg Place of residence: nameless Darkspear village in Dustwallow Marsh, Kalimdor Place of Birth: cluster of huts on the coast of Stranglethorn Vale, Eastern Kingdoms Known Relatives: numerous; his parents are alive, and his multiple siblings and cousins are all married with kids. He’s also been married to the same woman since the sinking of Darkspear Isle. Religion/Philosophy: confused and non-observant, though he respects his family’s veneration of the loa Hir’eek Occupation: career soldier, wandering do-gooder, and a fungus farmer when not at war Group/Guild affiliation: none (I’ve been playing since vanilla and never spent any considerable time in guilds) Guild Rank: n/a Enemies: surprisingly few among the Alliance; most of his enemies are former commanding officers or demons whom he killed multiple times Likes: humid weather, arguing about the news, competitions in crowded and noisy taverns Favorite Foods: cat meat, fluffy puppies, stinky mushrooms, broccoli-flavored ice cream Favorite Drinks: cactus punch, orange juice, the blood of his enemies Favorite Colors: red and black Weapons of Choice: a two-handed mace as his primary weapon for attacking other heavy infantry, though he always keeps two cutting blades as sidearms such as machetes or falchions Dislikes: disunity, ending friendships, antisocial behavior (he’s a hypocrite there), stereotypes Hobbies: mount racing, animal fights, liar’s dice Physical Features: though of average height for a Darkspear, Rush is of heavier build, fitting the archetype of the stronger, hardier berserkers. He doesn’t do much with his hair and beard, shaving everything off when going on the march, letting it all grow back until it gets in the way of fighting, and then shaving everything again. His clothing style tends to be very primitive, and other trolls as well as orcs can usually identify him as a villager by his unstitched garments. Special Abilities: his stamina is his pride and joy; it’s extremely rare that he grows tired of physical activity. He’s also exceedingly difficult to render unconscious without poison or magic (though he’s also rather vulnerable to the latter two things). He’s also regenerated from particularly horrible injuries which should have killed him, albeit over a slow healing process. Positive Personality Traits: loyal, helpful, open-minded (for a troll), dependable Negative Personality Traits: poorly educated, follower personality, indecisive, excessively cruel when angered Misc. Quirks: he experiences visual distress when pushed to rebel against authority; he’ll commit acts he knows are wrong when ordered unless the act is extreme, or if he sees other people rebelling first. Played by What Famous Person: Ron Perlman! And ONLY Ron Perlman! Theme Songs: Listen to this like a soundtrack while reading, I guess? History: very little about Rush’s story is unique or out of the ordinary. The story of contemporary Azeroth’s armed conflict is like the story of his life. His family having boarded the large galley ships with the orcs, Rush joined the Horde and participated in the Third and Fourth Wars, the War in Outland, the Siege of Orgrimmar, the Wars against the Iron Horde and the Burning Legion, and the War against the Jailer’s forces. In between wartime, he lives at a village of mostly Darkspear trolls in northern Dustwallow, where his family farms fungus in a stagnant swamp.
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    Sometimes he cursed the days that bled into each other one after the other. When he had something to do the time was well spent and the inability to sleep was a blessing. But when the holidays approached it left him with endless amounts of time to check the main road and see if he was coming. For the hundredth time that day alone he found himself too distracted to do anything more than listlessly fiddle with his lab equipment. The holidays were always a hard time for him. What was a feast to a man who barely ate? What was snow to a man who hardly felt the cold? In these times he rarely felt the spirit that everyone else was infused with. The only ones who brought a modicum of that cheer into his empty eyes were his family. His wife had long lost her sympathy for his seasonal gloom. Soon enough she would start baring her teeth when he wasn't looking, then it would turn to growling and finally a demand to just stop fretting. For his own sanity and hers, he had thrown himself into a new task of preparing the small feast for the two, hopefully three, of them. If nothing else the chopping blade demanded your focus. Vegetables were diced, almonds slivered, potatoes chopped, steamed and mashed and mixed with an unhealthy amount of butter. "He's not coming." Selris finally murmured, setting the bowl down with a resolute thunk. His wife would look up and narrow her eyes, silently demanding an explanation. "You remember the last time we saw him, the argument... HE hasn't written a letter in months. I know he's going to blame it on me-" Before he could go into a full rant, he was struck in the back of his head with a wooden spoon. "...Fair enough but you know I am right." He sighed, offering a soft smile under the threat of another bonk. Satisfied, his wife turned back towards the fat bird on the flame. Dusk was falling and the meal in its entirety had just hit the table when three soft knocks sounded at the front door. The two of them sprang from the table to answer it, moving in sync towards the entrance. The door swung open wide to reveal the travel weary orc. His armor was scuffed, his eyes tired, and more than a few patches of his exposed skin were covered in dirty bandages. Before he could even begin to offer an explanation or a muttered, awkward rant, he would find himself embraced by his parents. Appearances did not matter, neither did the latest feats. In that moment, the family had become whole once again. For one evening, the arguments could rest. "Welcome home, Gunny." The Father murmured softly, ushering the young orc inside out of the cold.
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    Full Name: Syreena Shadowblade Titles or Nicknames: Shadowblade, Little Sister, 'Reena, Sy, Viper Age: Died of the plague somewhere around 18 Race: Forsaken Gender: Female Hair: Purplish Red Eyes: Yellow Height: 5'0" Weight: 80 lbs Notable Physical Features: Identical twin to Anaie, though she appears a bit younger and thinner. Her flesh is a patchwork of mismatched skin. Her teeth have all been filed into jagged points. There is a purple voidscar on her neck. Place of residence: Grim hall in Tirisfal Glades or her new farm near Andorhal. Place of Birth: A farm near Andorhal Known Relatives: Derrick Breen, Father (dead); Melinda Breen, Mother (dead); Laurel Breen, youngest Sister (dead); Anaie Breen, Twin sister (now Forsaken). Her family name is not widely know. Religion/Philosophy: Peace through annihilation Occupation: Rogue, Alchemist, Grim Inquisitor Guild Rank: Dreadweaver Known Associates: The Grim, Baal'themar, Tahzani Known Nemesis: All Alliance, Cessily, Lovely, Svetlaena, Eternal Aegis, the Mackinzie sisters, Sanctuary especially Kex'ti Dalendala and Cerryan Vrel Special Skills: Sneakiness, lock picking, assassination, perfect aim with snowballs Positive Personality Traits: Extremely loyal to friends and guild mates. Very protective of them as well, having been known, on several occasions, to put herself in danger to protect them. Negative Personality Traits: Can be sneaky, dishonest, manipulative if it's for a good cause (according to her), racist against elves. Very vengeful against those who are perceived to have wronged her or someone she cares about. Usually believes her crimes and cruelties are justified and deserved. Interesting Possessions: An elekk plushie from Cen, Geodorik Deepwater's mechanical hand, a bagful of personal effects from Symorick Tyrrell's coffin, a carved wooden horse from Draquesha, a magical vase from Qabian. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- History: During life, she was raised by a drunken old alchemist. He taught her to steal to fund his gambling addiction. He also taught her to find herbs and create potions to help with his livelihood. She learned to sneak and kill out of necessity. She died in an Andorhal prison from the plague, and later rose as a servant of the Lich King before being freed by the Dark Lady's call. History In The Grim: Syreena joined The Grim four months after it was founded. Since then, she has improved her killing skills. She's become a competent killer for the Mandate, and has helped train the other Grim rogues. During her time in The Grim, she was reunited with her twin sister, Anaie. The greatest compliment she's ever received was from someone who proposed marriage to her, and she turned him down only because he was not Grim. He laughed and said, "You are Grim through and through." Shortly after the Dark Portal opened, Syreena became the Dreadweaver in charge of all Grim rogues. She excelled at killing, and she taught the other rogues her techniques or helped them perfect their own. She spent much time helping The Grim kill things in old magic towers and underwater caverns. She also spent a great deal in the goblin arenas with Duranor's Irregulars and smaller teams. Around this time she also ran into the old gambler who raised her in life. He was also undead by now, and Syreena spent some time playing mind games with him, intending to kill him when she was finished toying with him. Unfortunately, he slipped away, and she still has plans to find him again some day to make him pay for the way he treated her. Around the time the Horde sailed for Northrend, Syreena became the guild master of The Grim. During this time, Grims bestowed upon her the title of Shadowblade, which she later adopted as her last name. She was in charge for one year, while also killing in Ulduar and the Lich King's Citadel with a team of Grims that called themselves the Puppies. The two roles ended up at odds with each other, preventing the little rogue from being effective or comfortable with either. Eventually, feeling like she was constantly being torn in two, she quit both positions, returning the guild to Abric. She stepped back into the shadows for a while. After the Cataclysm, for a short time, Syreena was the overseer of the teams fighting threats to the Horde other than the Alliance, though she rarely participated herself. Then, when someone else finally stepped up to take over that job, she returned to the relatively responsibility free rank of Harbinger for the remainder of that period. In Pandaria, Syreena enjoyed her time as Harbinger. She started training some of her many pets for combat, she learned to tend to plants, and she again participated in large scale battle with The Grim in places like the Throne of Thunder and when Orgrimmar was under siege. Then came the day she was called to duty once again. The High Inquisitor was in need of an assistant and had chosen her. After some thought, she decided that becoming an Inquisitor may be the best way she could shape the future of The Grim, and she accepted. Not too long after that, the High Inquisitor retired, and Syreena stepped into that role. She enjoyed testing the new Grims in various ways, sometimes without them even knowing they were being tested Her purpose was to train the new Grims in the ways of the old Grims, to preserve the ways of the Mandate, and to instill in them the desire to achieve peace through annihilation. A few months after the portal to Draenor opened, conflict arose between Sanctuary and The Grim. A rogue Sanctuary member nearly killed a Grim in an unprovoked attack. In anger and revenge, Syreena attacked another Sanctuary member. She failed to kill him, however, and worse, was identified. As punishment for her failure, she was demoted back down to Harbinger, and assigned the task of destroying any traitors to the Horde. She did manage to kill a few other Sanctuary members, but her original Sanctuary target bested her when she faced him again, and he cut off her left ear. Under Grim orders, she captured and helped torture a prominent member of the Alliance; in turn, she herself was taken prisoner by the Alliance and scheduled for execution after her memory had been partially erased. A small team of Horde broke her out of the Stockade in Stormwind and helped her escape. For the remainder of the Draenor campaign, the Shadowblade spent most of her time hunting Alliance in Tanaan Jungle, promoting the conflict between The Grim and Sanctuary, and violently retaliating against anyone she perceived to have wronged a Grim. She also spent some time working on a new Plague of Undeath, and testing it on unsuspecting subjects, mostly without success. After a spree of attacks against Sanctuary members, Syreena suffered the consequences at the hands of Cerryan, who pinned her to a wall with a sword infused with Holy Light. Burning inside and out, she was left there until Julilee and Lilliana came for her. Julilee wanted to execute her, but Liliana fought her off and returned the burned rogue to the Grim halls. Baal'themar took her to his secret cabin for Nathandiel to tend to her. Over the next several months, Nathandiel was able to mostly patch her up, with a few modifications, such as some synthetic parts and her teeth filed into jagged points. During most of the Legion campaign, Syreena tried to steer clear of Sanctuary, spending time fighting the Legion alongside The Grim. She bought a farm near Andorhal. She employed Borrowed Time to search for an old friend, but the search was unsuccessful. She did find success, however, in attaining some long overdue vengeance on members of Eternal Aegis. She acquired the girl known as 'The Shard', killed Geodorik Deepwater, and raised a dead Dr. Symorick Tyrrell as her undead slave. An Eclipse happened during this period, and Syreena swayed back and forth between helping the "good guys" and helping Karthok, who was the prime force trying to summon Accalia. The resulting Nightmare was a frustrating scenario where Syreena questioned her own identity and that of members of The Grim and Sanctuary, leaving her confused for weeks after. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stories: A Rogue's Diary - Ongoing journal. Assassin for Peace - Syreena's conflict with Sanctuary. Broken - Syreena's mental breakdown. Nightmare: Reunions - Syreena faces her worst fears in the end of the Eclipse conflict. The Hunt for Hollowrot - The Grim hunts Morinth, a new threat. Revenge Overdue - Syreena tracks down her tormentor from Life. The Prisoner - The Grim captures and tortures a prominent Alliance member. Chats with a Cockroach - Syreena is taken prisoner by the Alliance. The Shard - Syreena is still a prisoner of the Alliance and eventually scheduled for execution. Extreme Justice - Syreena attacks Sanctuary and suffers the consequences. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Syreena Breen, aka, Syreena Shadowblade of The Grim has allegedly committed the following crimes: • Y13-20, Andorhal – Various trespassing, breaking and entering, and theft charges. • Y18-20, Andorhal, Lucky Mug Tavern – Drugging the drinks of unsuspecting patrons in order to rob them after they passed out from the effects of the drug. • Y20 – Andorhal outskirts – Murder of 16 year old Emily Jameson in her rural home. • Y20 – Andorhal prison – Unauthorized reanimation as a Scourge after dying to the Plague. Unauthorized departure from the prison. • Y20-23, Lordaeron – Various warmongering and murder charges, as a Scourge. • Y24 – Scarlet Monastery – Brutal murder of a Scarlet Crusade canine member. Unauthorized departure and escape from the dungeon. (Suspected accomplice: Anaie) • Y25 – Felwood – Involved in brutal murders of several mages in Satyr camps known to be rich in felcloth. (Suspected accomplice: Lucion) • Y26 – Stranglethorn – Involved in the attempted murder of Grim Sin’dorei, Cessily Suntouch (Suspected accomplice: Anaie) • Y26 – Stranglethorn – Involved in the attempted murder of Grim Sin’dorei, Lovely Bloodstorm (Suspected accomplice: Anaie) • Y26 – Shattrath, outside Lower City – Murder and mutilation of unidentified female adolescent troll. • Y26 – Shattrath, Scryer’s Bank – Involved in impersonating bank tellers to steal deposits from patrons. (Suspected accomplice: Anaie) • Y27 – Dalaran – Involved in the attempted murder of Grim Sin’dorei couple, Svetlaena and Duroxas Quel’Ivan, by sending them a poisoned pie. Attempted to frame Elder Ashenfury, The Grim’s High Inquisitor at the time. (Suspected accomplice: Anaie) There are no entries for the next few years. • Y31 – Nagrand (Draenor) – Assault on Sanctuary Sin’dorei, Kex’ti Dalendala with intent to kill. • Y31 – Sanctuary garrison – Attempted assault on Sanctuary by delivering poisoned candy during the Love is in the Air holiday season. • Y31 – Grim garrison – Murder of goblin messenger who delivered poisoned candy to Sanctuary garrison. • Y31 – Spires of Arak – Attempted murder of Sanctuary Tauren lawyer by antagonizing Alliance death knights to attack him. • Y31 – Frostfire Ridge – Attempted murder of Sanctuary orc, Nazshakul. (Suspected accomplices: Konro Stormreaver, Lilliana Bloodshine, Lupinum—because they were bored) • Y31 – Talador – Brutal slaying and dismemberment of a Draenei female. Sending severed body parts and addictive herbs through the goblin postal and delivery service. • Y31 – Talador – Brutal slaying and dismemberment of several Draenei females. Sending severed body parts and addictive herbs through the goblin postal and delivery service. • Y31 – Warspear – Murder and dismemberment of an unidentified black-haired Sin’dorei male. Sending severed body parts and addictive herbs through the goblin postal and delivery service. • Y31 – Icecrown – Interfering at a Mok’gara, attempted assault on Breygrah Ragetotem, assault on Kex’ti Dalendala with intent to kill. • Y31 – Orgrimmar – Assault on Darethy Voidblade. • Y31 – Warspear – Assault on Breygrah Ragetotem with intent to kill. • Y31 – Warspear – Assault on Siane Dawnlight with intent to kill. • Y31 – Home of Darethy Voidblade – Stabbing of Darethy’s wife, Alfirin. • Y31 – Vol’mar – Involved in the assault and mutilation of Cerryan Vyel. (Suspected accomplice: Lilliana Bloodshine) • Y31 – Desolace – Assault on Grim, Kerala Windchaser. (Suspected accomplices: Malhavik Undercroft, Orphyn) • Y31 – Frostfire Ridge – Capture of Siane Dawnlight. (Suspected accomplice: Orphyn) • Y31 – Darkmoon Faire – Involved in the assault on Sanctuary members Commander Julilee Liene, Cerryan Vyel, and Taozhu. (Suspected accomplices: Ley’ujin Zeygosa, Orphyn) • Y31 – Frostfire Ridge – Attempted murder of Siane Dawnlight and her bodyguard, Ny’shra. • Y31 August – Tanaris – Suspected in the disappearance of Forsaken alchemist Aleister Hornsby. • Y31 November – Northern Barrens – Abduction and torture of Chancellor Skylah Mackinzie of the Twilight Empire. (Suspected accomplices: Shaelie Brightwing, Filora Livlet, Lilliana Bloodshine, Tesonii Inbetween, Khorvis Bloodstar) • Y31 December –Stormwind – Escape from the Stormwind Stockade. (Suspected accomplices: Kex’ti Dalendala, Lilliana Bloodshine, Zanas Autumnvale, Gnarrdog) • Y32 January -- Manufacture and delivery, with intent ot harm, contaminated sweets to various guilds and establishments around Azeroth. • Y32 February – Warspear – Assault on Thaldis Dawnstrike, stabbing of Shokkra Deathrage. (Suspected accomplices: Shaelie Brightwing, Baalthemar) • Y32 May -- Manufacture and delivery, with intent to harm, contaminated baked goods to orphanages around Azeroth. • Y32 May -- Warspear -- Assault on Isadora Arath'dorei (Suspected accomplice: Baal'themar Dawnsorrow) • Y32 July -- Warspear -- Assault and mutilation of Sen'ahri of Sanctuary. • Y32 August -- The Cleft of Shadow, Orgrimmar -- Attempted murder of Kanda of Sanctuary. • Y33? December -- Scarlet Monestary Graveyard -- Participated in a necromancy ritual to raise and enslave a former paladin. (Suspected accomplice: Malkaris Darkfire, Khorvis Bloodstar, Qabian Grimfire) Timeline Key: Y20 – Plague of Undeath, Y22 – Forsaken rise, Y26 – Outland, Y27 – Northrend, Y28 – Cataclysm, Y30 – Pandaria, Y31 – Draenor, Y32 August -- Broken Isles