Chartered Company: The Empyrean Order (New 2014-02-03)


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The Empyrean Order
 
Name: The Empyrean Order 
Alignment: Neutral Good 
Preferred Alignments: LG/NG/CG 
Purpose: Community betterment, protection of the weak, and promotion of justice.
Player Roles Accepted: All
Website: covenantofthepheonix.com
 
History: The Empyrean Order is a group established for the purpose of championing the ideals of positive gameplay in Pathfinder Online. Our early involvement in the community and strong mission statement garnered a wealth of support which has solidified our dedication to the purpose. Because of our identification with this purpose, we have officially become the Pathfinder Online branch of the Covenant of the Pheonix Gaming Community. Joining us will extend to joining them, allowing you to benefit from the opportunities they offer to enjoy other games together during the long wait for Pathfinder Online. Individual chapters still receive a fair amount of autonomy meaning that our leadership and structure which revolves around Pathfinder Online is dedicated to the title.
 
Ideology: The Empyrean Order believes that just because you can do something in a game, that doesn't necessarily mean you should. To that end, we want Pathfinder Online to have a community where -- even though Open World PVP is enabled -- random Player Killers are a fringe element rather than mainstream, and griefers are nearly non-existent. We also believe in helping new players, reaching out to the rest of the community, and generally making Pathfinder Online a better world for people to enjoy together.
 
Who Should Join TEO?: Everyone who agrees with the above ideology and wants to be a part of an organization that puts it into action. Beyond our military and militia, we have five guilds: one focused on combat training and creating combat events, one focused on helping people and community outreach, one focused on scouting and exploration, one focused on crafting and trade, and one focused on knowledge and study.

We cater to every play-style; from people wanting to be part of an elite military to pacifists; from people looking for a heavy role-play experience to those who'd prefer to avoid it; from Americans and Europeans to Australians and more.
 
Our Rules:
1. No killing without just cause. One of the main ways we distinguish ourselves is by only killing when we have good reason to do so. More details on what constitutes good reason will be given as we get more details on the game, but for the most part this constitutes enemies of The Empyrean Order and those who are a threat to the general public.
2. Do not make agreements you do not intend to keep. Nobody in The Empyrean order will demand you make promises or enter into contracts, but if you do, then you should honor your word.
3. Respect other members of our order, and try to respect those outside of it as well. I know this rule is very difficult and can rarely be followed perfectly, but know where to draw the line, especially in a public setting. This one will be enforced the hardest on inter-guild drama, any rivalry between members should be friendly. This does not always mean that all members are expected to think alike or see eye-to-eye all of the time or even most of the time. It does mean that these disagreements are expected to remain civil even if you have to agree to disagree.
 
Joining The Empyrean Order:
1. Register on the CotP boards. 
2. Apply for CotP membership. 
3. Introduce yourself in the Pathfinder Online section.
4. Join into our ongoing discussions on our policies in the upcoming PFO title, and check out the other titles our community have to offer.
 
Mumble Usage: CotP has a dedicated 24/7 Mumble server. Mumble usage is a requirement for all TEO members, but a microphone is not required unless you are part of the military. This is because Mumble is where most of our conversations happen, and if you aren't in there, you really will not get integrated into the community as much as we would like. Mumble does offer text chat options and if everyone in-game is using the Mumble then you can likely reply to comments on the Mumble via our in-game chat as well.
 
The Mumble setup guide for our server can be found here.
 
Guilds of the Order
The Seraphic Commission (White Staves):  This group is a community-oriented division of The Empyrean Order. Also known as the White Staves, this group focuses on engaging The Empyrean Order with the larger community through positive relations. The mission of The Seraphic Commission includes but are not limited to furthering the following aims:

  • Hospitality
    * Recruiting.
    * Provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for members new and old.
    * Seeking ways to help build familiarity and cohesion within the Empyrean Order as a whole.

  • Community Outreach
    * Hosting and management of Empyrean-sponsored events that are open to the public.
    * Collaborating with other groups who would welcome our aid to assist in their public events.
    * Assistance for novice players, regardless of affiliation, in getting introduced to the game and helping them prepare for the dangerous world ahead.
    * Assist in establishment of positive relationships with non-hostile factions and organizations that otherwise avoid preying upon the weak.

     
    The Explorer's League (Green Cloaks):  This group is an exploration-focused division of The Empyrean Order. Also known as the Green Cloaks, this group focuses on gathering information about the world around us.  Though actively seeking ways to expand and grow meaningful opportunities that fall under the spirit of the guild, the current duties of The Explorer's League include but are not limited to furthering the following aims:

  • Exploration
    * Creating geographical maps.
    * Updating maps with changes to Settlement locations, Points of Interest, Known Resources, etc...

  • Scouting
    * Watching for and gathering information on hostile troop movements.
    * Locating and sharing knowledge of PvE Dungeon and Escalation Cycles.
    * Advance scouting ahead of critical resource and trade caravans.

  • Education
    * Help members and allies learn topics such as Navigation and Detection Avoidance (with and without stealth).

     
    The Golden Scales Trade Guild (Golden Scales):  This group is an economy-oriented division of The Empyrean Order. Called the Golden Scales for short, this group focuses on building the economy that will power the The Empyrean Order and ensure it remains well-funded and well-supplied. The missions of The Golden Scales Trade Guild includes but are not limited to furthering the following aims:

  • Trade Networks
    *Crafting of goods from weapons and armor to various consumables.
    *Organization and transportation of both raw resources and finished goods.

  • Business Education
    * Market analysis
    * Educating fellow members on aspects of business, craft, and trade

    The Argent Guard (Silver Blades):  This group is a martial division of The Empyrean Order. Also known as the Silver Blades, this group focuses on martial pursuits. The missions of The Argent Guard includes but are not limited to furthering the following aims:

  • Guard and Protection Services

  • Combat training
    * PvP strategy and tactics
    * PvE tips and tricks

  • Martial Events
    * Tournaments
    * Dungeon runs
    * Monster hunting

    Azure Astra Arcanum (Blue Stars):  This group is a scholarly division of The Empyrean Order. Also known as the Blue Stars, this group focuses on learning and teaching knowledge on all aspects of the game, especially those not covered by the other guilds. They also serve as something of a trade guild for magical services, so far as they will or will not be a commodity within the game. The missions of Azure Astra Arcanum includes but are not limited to furthering the following aims:

  • Knowledge Acquisition

  • Knowledge Sharing
    * Writing books and articles (In game-if availabe, but also In-Character Wiki entries and/or User Guides)
    * Live instruction

  • Magical services

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    This new thread includes updated information for joining after our merge with Covenant of the Phoenix. Please allow the old thread to drift into history and place any new inquiries for the group here. Thanks!

    Liberty's Edge Goblin Squad Member

    Wooo!

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    Looking good.

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    Lifedragn wrote:
    This new thread includes updated information for joining after our merge with Covenant of the Phoenix. Please allow the old thread to drift into history and place any new inquiries for the group here. Thanks!

    I've replaced your old listing in Guild Recruitment with this thread.

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    Nihimon wrote:
    Lifedragn wrote:
    This new thread includes updated information for joining after our merge with Covenant of the Phoenix. Please allow the old thread to drift into history and place any new inquiries for the group here. Thanks!
    I've replaced your old listing in Guild Recruitment with this thread.

    Thank you, Nihimon the Erudite!

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    Well... in my opinion this looks

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    Huzzah!

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    Woah, Ixio took a turn for the dark side!

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    Haha. Having trouble finding a good representation on this forum for him honestly. Expect it to change now and then while I find better ones.

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    Good job TEO.

    Silver Crusade Goblin Squad Member

    I'm in!!!

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    lucky7 wrote:
    I'm in!!!

    Is TEO accepting liches? :o

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    @Shane it is clearly TEO's impressively progressive new diversity/EEO* initiative manifesting in real-time.

    *EEO= Equal Entertainment Opportunity

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    Pax Shane Gifford wrote:
    lucky7 wrote:
    I'm in!!!
    Is TEO accepting liches? :o

    I hope so!

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    I'm now picturing an army of liches in white robes handing starter gear and friendly advice to newbs and enforcing the peace.

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    With their risen Doves heralding the oncoming age of peace between the living and the dead.

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    I really like the revamped charter that TEO has decided to go with. If I was not already a solid member of T7V, I could see myself becoming a Green Cloak.

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    We've had the 5 guilds for awhile but I don't think they were as well advertised in the old topic. Green cloaks have proven a very popular sub-build. Much more than I was expecting.

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    Yeah, whoever heads that lot up will be busy....

    <_<
    >_>

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    I have no problems with the notion that a Lich may be redeemed (or Baelnorn's that don't need redeeming) and use their vast power and longevity for the forces of Good.

    Also a welcome to Kabal who has signed up as well.


    Lifedragn wrote:

    I have no problems with the notion that a Lich may be redeemed (or Baelnorn's that don't need redeeming) and use their vast power and longevity for the forces of Good.

    Also a welcome to Kabal who has signed up as well.

    thank you, happy to be here. Ill have a character on circle too, hope that is not a problem. both companies share many goals, imo would be a good idea to merge maybe.

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    Nice to have you Kabal

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    Welcome aboard Kabal!

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    I personally have no issues with having a separate character in Keepers of the Circle, at this time. I admire their dedication to a non-aggression principle and do not foresee conflicts between the groups.

    Forbidding multiple characters going to different guilds seems it will just cause them to do so in private rather than to make the fact known. Having the knowledge available will allow us to discuss and work through any potential conflicts of interest together.

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    If you are a member here, please pop in to the CotP forum and check out our members area. Also, if you haven't been by the CotP boards in a while, there is a big meeting (CotP as whole, not PFO specific) in about an hour and 20 minutes. Sorry for the short notice here.

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    Unfortunately I cannot attend the meeting since my wife and I are going out to an Opera concert tonight. I'm excited.

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    No need to excuse. It was merely a service announcement for those who wish to and are able to attend.

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    A quote from my pen and paper group, presented without context (I couldn't find a better place to share this and it had me cracking up):

    "Red Mantis Assassin? Isn't that the Canadian version of Deadpool?" - DM Etrius

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    Applied, Long time EvE player. Can't wait to see PFO.

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    Darius Silverbolt wrote:
    Applied, Long time EvE player. Can't wait to see PFO.

    Welcome aboard, Sir Silverbolt!

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    Greetz Silverbolt!

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    Hello and welcome.

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    Welcome Darius! Glad to have you.

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    Welcome Silverbolt, avatar twin of Bringslite.

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    Andius wrote:
    Welcome Silverbolt, avatar twin of Bringslite.

    It would appear that I am the copycat. It looks like Darius has been a Paizo poster since 2004.

    I shall not, however, surrender my "Dude Surfer" avatar easily! ;)

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    I see no mention of guardians or protectors that pursue the arcane arts, does the Argent Guard include non-martial characters or are you only allowing those pursuing the martial arts to join that sub-group? It seems like the Blue Stars are going to be more of a metagame information element.

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    Uthreth Baelcoressitas wrote:
    I see no mention of guardians or protectors that pursue the arcane arts, does the Argent Guard include non-martial characters or are you only allowing those pursuing the martial arts to join that sub-group? It seems like the Blue Stars are going to be more of a metagame information element.

    The guilds are not restricted by or intended to be segregated by class. If you are a combat focused sorcerer or wizard then the Silver Blades are likely more to your suiting than the Blue Stars.

    If you are a scholarly / knowledge focused fighter or paladin then the Blue Stars may be more to your suiting than the Silver Blades.

    I myself have declared my guild (Silver Blades) but am conflicted about my choice in class. And probably will remain so until I've had a chance to test them all out in the Pit Fighter.

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    Very much as Andius states.

    Think first of what you wish to do, and that helps determine which sub-guild you may seek to choose as a primary. Though it is entirely possible to defer that choice for now. The HOW you do it is a separate element. Some "class concepts" certainly fit certain areas better, but they are not restricted as such.

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    Please note we have guild oriented discussion going on in the CotP boards in our member's section. I would love to hear feedback from any of our members who have not been checking in there.

    Thanks!

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    I think you guys misunderstood me. "Martial" typically implies physical combat rather than magic. I was simply commenting on the word choice. :)

    I think TEO or T7V is where I'll end up. I actually filled out an app for T7V over a year ago but posted awhile back that I would rather see how the first bit of EE goes before committing. Both organizations seem to want to promote a playstyle very close to what mine typically is.

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    Hmm, I just looked it up and I may actually be wrong. It means "warlike" which really does fit well. I think I must have been going off of roleplaying jargon instead of actual real world semantics.

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    Yeah. In the real world, "martial" doesn't include magic because we don't have magic. ^_^

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    Drakhan Valane wrote:
    Yeah. In the real world, "martial" doesn't include magic because we don't have magic. ^_^

    Makes sense. A combat oriented wizard is more "martial" than a crafting focused fighter.


    Uthreth Baelcoressitas wrote:
    Hmm, I just looked it up and I may actually be wrong. It means "warlike" which really does fit well. I think I must have been going off of roleplaying jargon instead of actual real world semantics.

    the term martial derives originally from Mars Roman god of war

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    TEO is still recruiting. If you like what you see, post here, check out our links and join the conversation.

    **Brax breaks open another case of fine Sellen River Brandy.**

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    **that smells delicious, i wouldn´t mind one too**

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    Doesn't like drinking but asks for one anyway. He knows the resale value is worth it


    BrotherZael wrote:
    Doesn't like drinking but asks for one anyway. He knows the resale value is worth it

    Careful you might get accused of being a TEO member and shamelessly bumping their proprietary thread.

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    Monty Wolf wrote:
    BrotherZael wrote:
    Doesn't like drinking but asks for one anyway. He knows the resale value is worth it
    Careful you might get accused of being a TEO member and shamelessly bumping their proprietary thread.

    wait... this is the TEO thread?! WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!?!?!

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