THE ASCENDANCY GUIDE [last updated march 17th]

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    GENERAL INFO

    as·cend·an·cy


    occupation of a position of dominant power or influence.

    "the ascendancy of evil over good"

    synonyms: dominance · domination · supremacy · superiority


    The Ascendancy is currently led by: Damian Dimera, Helena Domenico and Merlin Ambrosius

    The Guide was contributed to by: Kink (information + format), Lyn (edits + revision), Tempest (banner)


    Clan Intro

    This is not a group for the weak of heart, nor does it follow the typical laws or traditions of the existing clans of Agrelos. Those who reside here are usually rejected by normal society for their sheer lack or morals, and you can rest assured that most - if not all - are twisted or evil in some way. Even the most vile of anti-clans dare not associate themselves with this place. The laws here are few and shaky at best, with none in play to protect outsiders, be they adults or children. As for the clan itself, it's split into two clear Classes of people, where those who are 'worthy' live freely and those who are not join The Mark, sentenced to oppression and abuse by those who control them.


    The goal of the Ascendancy isn't just to dwell here and be evil though. No, this is a group that seeks to conquer and assimilate, to systematically destroy the clans already living in Agrelos until the only nation left standing is their own. Those who will not join their society as ranking members are given to The Mark, and those that continue to rebel beyond that don't tend to lead very long or happy lives. They boast the future title of 'clan killers' and aren't known for making allies of others.


    Joining Policy

    This is a clan that plays host to some of the most extreme criminals in all of Agrelos, and if you want to run with them then you have to be willing to prove how serious you are. Therefor, all newcomers who come looking to join are 'jumped' into the group, meaning that those who meet you at the border will beat the crap out of you. If you don't run away crying then your welcomed into the ranks as a full member, congratulations! But if you fail, be warned - your fair game!


    Laws

    The laws here are few and shaky at best, and none are driven by a need for morals or to protect the outside world.


    - What the Leaders say, is law.

    - Settle your own problems, whether it be with words or violence - just don't maim or kill anyone if it's a clanmate.

    - Everything is allowed here, and no member is scorned or punished for committing a crime, no matter how vile it may be to others. The only 'rule' for this, is that you cannot target your own clanmates.

    - Your standing in society is not permanent here. If you join the clan as a member who is judged worthy but suddenly go soft, you can be 'stripped' of your brand and forced into The Mark. Likewise, members of the Mark who grow tired of being nothing in life are welcome to call for a council with the Leaders, who can allow them to be 'jumped' into the clan on a probationary period to see if they have become worthy of being a full member.


    Traditions/Culture

    While this is a clan that doesn't hold much interest in things like laws or structure, it does hold a few unique traditions that distinguish them from the other groups, most of which are scorned by outsiders. You can read about them in the spoiler below!





    WE'RE NOT SCARED OF YOU, IT SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY

    ran by kink, lyn and tempest + led by damian dimera, helena domenico and merlin ambrosius + reside in the 'treacherous steppes'

    guide + mass adopts + hp tryouts + discord

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  • CLAN INFO

    Territory

    The Treacherous Steppe is a large expanse of grassland that only the most resilient attempt to settle in. Not much lives on the windy expanse in terms of prey, forcing the clan to look elsewhere for food much of the time. Towards the south of the Steppe, things become much more dangerous, as an unnatural heat covers the land. Pools of lava lined in stone dot the southern edge of the territory, and while one knows quite how it happens, within the pools of lava along the stone that houses them grows crystals and occasionally the rare silverstone that is a prized possession all across both Orcadia and Delos. If travelers aren't lucky enough for the lava to bubble and pop a stone out on the surrounding rocky bank of the pool, they have to have some way to scrape at the walls of stone submerged in lava to unearth the crystals and potential stones, drag them up, and harvest them.


    For Landmarks and Camp info, check the spoiler below!


    Ranks

    the demons in charge...

    Gloryhounds- (HPs, these are the highest ranking members and their word is law)

    - Helena Domenico, penned by lyn.

    - Damian Dimera, penned by Kink

    - Merlin Ambrosius, penned by tempest !

    The Chosen - (Hps, these are hand chosen by the leaders to succeed them when they die or retire, one for each Gloryhound)
    - n/a, penned by n/a


    the seven deadly sins that follow...
    Reapers - (HPs, these guys are the elite, hand chosen by the gloryhounds to act as bodyguards, max 2)

    - Twelve, penned by Eidolon **
    Vices - (HPs, these are the 'sub-leaders' of the clan. they take the initiative on raids and patrols, and are often put in charge of important tasks, max 3)

    - Toughluck Dynamis, penned by Antiigone **

    - Gomorrah Warfare, penned by ?

    - Balthazar Lannister Reaver, penned by Kedamono

    Rogues - (HPs, these are the members that have proven themselves to be useful and ruthless. They are often tasked with things such as organizing events, visiting clans, and more, max 4)

    - n/a, penned by n/a
    Demons - (S/HPs, a stepping-stone rank, these members have found a way to stand out and gain the interest of their hps, max 4)

    - Poisonedpaw, penned by holmes !

    - Awol Warfare, penned by tig *
    Sinners- (the starter rank for those who join, they are the fresh blood of the clan who are still making name's for themselves)

    Unbranded - (Any litters born to a member could remain unmarked until their 6th month, where they can have the option of being jumped in, or joining The Mark)

    The Mark- (the imprisoned lower class)


    * = warning has been given, up to three before you're demoted, less if it is seen as fitting

    Titles

    Insidious - for those who have gained something for the clan through deception/spying (Holders: n/a)

    Vehement - for those who are known for getting even with their enemies (Holders: n/a)

    Cold-Blooded - for those who have proven to be downright heartless in their ventures (Holders: n/a)

    Headhunter - for those that bring in high value captures like enemy hps (Holders: n/a)


    These are special titles known as Titles of Sin, and they are only given out to individuals who have truly embodied one of the deadly seven.

    Pride - those who are proud to be part of the Ascendancy, awarded to those who are consistently active OOCly and ICly (Holders: ritzu kageyama)

    Wrath - for those who have proven their loyalty via participating in a lot of raids or captures (Holders: n/a)

    Lust - given to members who aren't known for 'being shy'', awarded to those who partake in mass adoptions often (Holders: n/a)

    Gluttonous - for members whose hunger is insatiable, awarded to those that often succeed in stealing prey from enemies (Holders: n/a)

    Avarice - a title for members who show they want more, awarded to those who constantly take the initiative on things like patrols or events. (Holders: n/a)

    Sloth - a title for those who prefer to let others work while they play, awarded to those who make frequent use of members from The Mark. (Holders: n/a)

    Envious - for those who take from others to make their own life better, awarded to members that do well during 'break ins' (Holders: n/a)

    WE'RE NOT SCARED OF YOU, IT SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY

    ran by kink, lyn and tempest + led by damian dimera, helena domenico and merlin ambrosius + reside in the 'treacherous steppes'

    guide + mass adopts + hp tryouts + discord

    The post was edited 19 times, last by THE ASCENDANCY ().

  • THE MARK

    This sub-section of the Guide will tell you everything you need to know about the lower class that resides here! The Mark is a large part of the community despite their lack of social stature, and there is still plenty for them to do and lots of ways you can develop your character by joining them!


    Intro to The Mark

    The Mark is made up of any individual that does not wish to farther the cause of the clan by contributing to the destruction they cause in the world. There's no one specific personality or body type one must have to be a member of The Mark, and you'll find everything from kids to adults, fighters to pacifists. Unlike normal members of the clan, members of The Mark are restricted by numerous laws and rules, and are generally the servants, workforce, and toys of the upper-class. These members, unless specified by their rank, are assumed to always be under the supervision of someone from the upper-class (can be an NPC).


    Ranks/Social Structure

    While anyone with the dove brand is known as a member of the mark, this social class does have their own ranking system, which allows for certain perks and benefits. The 'higher' your mark, the better your treatment is and the easier your workload. To distinguish this easily, along with their dove brand members of The Mark also have scars in the form of tally marks on their chest or shoulder, representing which mark they belong to (example, 4th mark= 4 tallies, 2nd mark= 2 tallies, etc.)


    4th Mark - ( trusted and proven highly useful, these members may choose a person from the upper-class to become a personal servant to. If accepted by them, they may live with them and are considered 'private property', meaning nobody may use, punish, or give them orders but the person they've chosen to serve.

    - Frenchrevolution

    3rd Mark- (those who prove docile, reliable, and hard working may be promoted to this unsupervised Mark. They are basically servants, and their chores include things like cleaning and cooking for the upper-class. They have semi-private rooms that they share with a roommate of the same rank (you can choose who you room with).

    - Mercury/unnamed

    2nd Mark- (the usual starter rank for slaves, they are given supervised work roles in the clan, such as mining, pulling carts, or building things, and bunk together in …..)

    1st Mark- (the lowests of the low, usually individuals who have pissed someone off, these members are usually kept caged or tied, and serve as toys for the clan to be used for any purpose whatsoever.)


    Rules & Laws of The Mark

    - No member of the Mark, save for those belonging to the 4th Mark, may leave camp without supervision (can be with NPC).

    - Unless specified by their rank, anyone from the upper-class can call upon someone from The Mark at any time, for any purpose.

    - Aliases are chosen by those who give them the mark. For example, if Ragnarock finds a reason to put a new mark on Ragnar, he will be able to choose their new alias, even if one was previously chosen.


    Housing System

    Those of the Mark are all housed in the same place, though depending on which mark they belong to, they have the option of public or semi-private lodging. Those from the 1st and 2nd Mark sleep in a community area that is always supervised, while those of the 3rd Mark may choose a friend of the same Mark to room with in an unsupervised room.



    WE'RE NOT SCARED OF YOU, IT SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY

    ran by kink, lyn and tempest + led by damian dimera, helena domenico and merlin ambrosius + reside in the 'treacherous steppes'

    guide + mass adopts + hp tryouts + discord

    The post was edited 7 times, last by THE ASCENDANCY ().

  • FOREIGN AFFAIRS + HP HISTORY

    This section outlines the relationship the Ascendancy has with the other clans in Agrelos! They will be updated as relations change, shift and develop. The latter half of this part details the history of high positions within the Ascendancy.


    Allies

    None


    Neutrals

    Anyone not listed


    Enemies

    None


    HP History

    The history of the Ascendancy starts with the three founders: Damian Dimera and Helena Domenico, two short-time friends set on getting what they wanted, and Merlin Ambrosius, an ambitious young man itching to lead.



    WE'RE NOT SCARED OF YOU, IT SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY

    ran by kink, lyn and tempest + led by damian dimera, helena domenico and merlin ambrosius + reside in the 'treacherous steppes'

    guide + mass adopts + hp tryouts + discord

    The post was edited 7 times, last by THE ASCENDANCY ().

  • Q & A/FAQ

    Can I join the the Ascendancy? How?

    Of course you can! Your character can join in two ways: one, have them appear at the border and follow the initiation process in a joining thread, or simple post an intro and act like they've been here the whole time!


    Can I play an HP?

    Only if your character has been promoted to said position. This applies to all other ranks as well, including sHPs. However, HP tryouts are held on the Mass Adopts thread, so you can post a form there and your interest will be noted!


    How do I become become a High Position?

    There are many aspects when being promoted, but most are pretty simple! Your character must be a useful, active member of the Clan. This has different meanings for each character. Some welcome newcomers and present ideas, whereas others are always lending a hand in raids, and others may simply do handywork around camp. The key component is contribution and interaction with other members of the group. But how your character does that is up to them and you as their roleplayer.


    Does my character have to believe in StarClan?

    No, your can character can hold any sort of belief they desire!


    Where's the book clans?

    This game is set in an alternate universe to the one in the books: the cats in the Warriors series have never existed here.


    I need a HP!

    Look at the rank roster and tag them. You can easily do this by @theirname.


    I still have questions!

    No worries! If you're still confused, you can always post here in the guide with your question. You can also hop into the chat thread and ask the roleplayers there, or privately message a Gloryhound. We're always here to help!


    WE'RE NOT SCARED OF YOU, IT SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY

    ran by kink, lyn and tempest + led by damian dimera, helena domenico and merlin ambrosius + reside in the 'treacherous steppes'

    guide + mass adopts + hp tryouts + discord

    The post was edited 4 times, last by THE ASCENDANCY ().

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    YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, BUT IF YOU

    DO IT RIGHT, ONCE IS ENOUGH !

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    PENNED BY tempest ! - AI WO KOU SHIGUSA DE DAMARIKONDE

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    OBIETA KOTORI WA SAYONARA NANTE IENAKUTE

    PENNED BY tempest ! - AI WO KOU SHIGUSA DE DAMARIKONDE

  • PUT MY FEELINGS ALL ASIDE —

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    — DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT RIGHT

    I WASN'T TRYING MY BEST
    ALL THE MISTAKES THAT I MADE

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