OUR GUILD HISTORY
Happy Anniversary! We did it! We survived a full year as an ESO guild. Not many guilds can say that; so take a bow, shake each other’s hands, applaud your accomplishments for they are much deserved and appreciated. We would not be here today without all of you, thank you. But as I look back over the past year, I realize many of you don’t know our history. You see the guild as it is, not how it was. So I’ve decided to take a trip down memory lane. Mind you, I turn 45 this year. My memory isn’t as good as it used to be. Lol! Oh well, here we go. Like with The Elder Scrolls, our guild can be divided into eras. Now unlike the ES eras which last centuries, ours are in months. And as we grew, the months grow longer for our eras. We will start with Part One; the “In the Beginning” era.
The Obsidian Guard was created July 3rd, 2015 by I, Randall Frost. The name comes from the trait stone that makes Dunmer gear. I always have played as a Dunmer since the days of Morrowind. Originally, I was going to call the guild The Obsidian Order. But when you say OO, it’s taken as oh oh, which is never good. So what went good with the O? Well G of course, standing for Guard. OG makes a statement; original gangsters, original guild, Obsidian Guard. So the guild was formed; I created a recruitment page on the ESO forum, recruited what few friends I had playing the game, and off the guild went. Patches 0007, a good ME3 multiplayer friend, became our first Lord Commander. That first week was bumpy, primarily because I didn’t really have any idea what kind of guild I wanted to have. I’m a shy person by nature so getting out there to recruit was way outside my comfort level. But I had to try, just to see if I could. That first week saw very few people join that would stay. But amongst them was DraydenDD, my first blind recruit found wandering in the EP. Every so often, he jumps into game these days so you might see him around. He is officially the longest serving member in our gui ld outside of me. So after our first week and very little recruitment, I tweaked the recruiting page. I had been listening to area chat, learning the pros and cons out there. My biggest problem was that many of the existing guilds migrated over from the PC or created long before the console release, therefore established. I was starting from scratch and it was a struggle. I heard the hatred for the legions out there with their strict policies or the trade guilds with their expensive dues. So I asked myself what I would be looking for in a guild. A relaxed, no stress, pressure free guild that lets you play when you can. Bingo! That’s the guild I will build. So I tweaked the recruitment page to represent to reflect that new direction, and it worked. Over the next two weeks, members like Renhardt, Raven Sonata, RomperStomper, Coyote NZ, and Completely Toast joined our ranks. On 7/25; we unlocked the guild store for all to use, I also opened the guild bank for all to use, and knew more members would be coming. This concludes the “In the Beginning” era.
Next week: The Expansion and Wild West eras. (Yes, I said wild west.)
Your High Council is:
. Lord Marshal, 1IC .
. Lord Hand, 2IC .
Your Elder Council Members are:
. Lord Commander, 3IC .
. Master of Coin .
funnylady86 ― Gyp5yTear5
Your Ambassadors are:
Knalei ― Ryu Levone ― shotofespresso
FilteredRiddle & shotofespresso
. Co-captains .
ChatyC ― funnylady86 ― Knalei ― Megaen356
Ryu Levone ― TyDog76
GUILD CHAT GUIDELINE
We will NOT tolerate any malicious and degrading conduct from our guild members toward any gender, culture, belief system, lifestyle, etc.. Please be informed of our rules and check out the Voice Chat Guidelines under the Guild Guidelines in the NEW PLAYERS website forum.
As a member of this guild, remember that you have the right to speak up and remind someone that they might be in breach of Guild rules. As always, if there’s something/someone that’s bothering you, please let one of the ambassadors (or Elder Council) know before it escalates and thank you!
RECRUITING & RANKS
For now, all members who want to become “active” with bank privileges, will continue to be on probation for one week, be required to register on the guild’s website, add an introduction post on the forum and are subject to review by the Elder Council. No exceptions.
ELDER SCROLLS LORE
A Recurring Column Written by Ranger_STL
Ranger STL is off this week for the special edition release of the newsletter. He will return next week with another installment of Elder Scrolls Lore.
As most of you know July is the 1 year anniversary month for the guild, and since this is a big milestone, we are going to celebrate in style!
Over the month of July we have a range of events for guildies to participate in, not only will you get to tick off achievements, travel to some possibly new places, and meet some of your guildies you might not have met before, you will get PRIZES!
PRIZES will be issued to ALL that participate in events - what will you get? well that depends on what you require in the game, are you a new player looking to learn crafting? well we have the motifs for you. Are you about to hit end game gear but lacking improvement items? we have some of those too. No matter how hard you try to farm a particular mat, you still end up short? Well we have the mats your looking for. There are prizes to suit all players, whether you are a seasoned vet, or still taking baby steps, we have you covered.
the plan is for there to be 1 video/photo event per week (4 total) and 2 other events per week (8 total, one over each weekend and one mid week)
Participation is the key - you dont have to be the best at any event, just take part, introduce yourself (if you have a mic) and get involved
Photo comp - 1st - 10th July - TBA
Group fishing events
- AD - 5th July 8-10pm EST - Fishing expedition leader - KNALEI
- DC - 5th July 8-10pm EST - Fishing expedition leader - Gyp5ytear5
- EP - 6th July 6-8pm EST - Fishing expedition leader - ChatyC
Dolmen generals hunting (cyrodil) - campaign tbc
- 1st and 2nd July - 7pm - midnight EST - Generals hunting leaders - FUNNYLADY86/KNALEI
Video comp - 10th - 17th July - TBA
World boss farming
Video comp - 17th - 24th July - TBA
Cyrodil Zerg - AP farming
'Hide and Seek'
Photo comp - 24th - 31st July - TBA
Repeat of most popular event
If you're interested in Trials, please join the OG Discord servers (info on how to do so, can be found by clicking 'Chat' on the website menu bar). The current Trials planning goes on in the #og-eso-group-finder room and we'd love to see an increased interest! You may also message FilteredRiddle with any questions about Trial groups.
NEW X-ALLIANCE GROUP
With the release of the Thieves Guild, we can now do cross-alliance groups for dungeons and trials. This means the days of being separated by alliance allegiance are over! If you're interested in doing last minute groups (e.g. Undaunted Dailies) or in becoming part of Trials, please make yourself available in our OG Discord chat. The Group Finder chat is used as a jumping place for lots of last minute guild group content runs. The more people for groups, the more groups in general!
A big thanks to FilteredRiddle for setting up Obsidian Guard on the Tamriel Foundry website as one of their guilds. If you have an account and would like to proudly represent OG, the main guild page is here:http://tamrielfoundry.com/groups/obsidian-guard/