"Our history begins long before the founding of our great city. Long ago humanity was not but a mere collection of loose knitted tribes that teetered on the brink of extinction. Their numbers were winnowed by an ever-increasing struggle simply to gather what was needed for survival; for millennia they simply persevered, wandering ever further afield in search of food and refuge..."
The Magus Senate of Dalaran[edit | edit source]
Magus Senate of Dalaran, also known as the Kirin Tor, was founded on December 20th 2012 by the three mages, Elberich Haltring, Verus Baelheit, and Damon Halliwell. Today we continue on that proud legacy. At our core, the Magus Senate is a political role-playing guild that directly serves the Council of Six as the government of the Magocracy of Dalaran.
In order to achieve the Kirin Tor's mission, the Magus Senate of Dalaran is made up of several sub-organizations, or Ministries, that encompass the major role-playing themes found within the Moon Guard community. These Ministries include:
The Ministry of Academics
The Ministry of Academics is the largest ministry in the senate. It caters to the Kirin Tor's goals of collecting knowledge and sharing that knowledge to train magi. The Ministry is lead by Minister Cylus Baultery. The professors of the academy are responsible for teaching classes on a wide range of topics. Classes are common events in the Senate and provide a good chance for socializing. Many professors even allow non-members to sit in on their classes. The Ministry also has several independent departments dedicated to a single area of study and research such as alchemy, engineering, and archaeology.
The Ministry of Defense
The Ministry of Defense is lead by Minister of Defense Candun Greysong. The largest department is the Battle Mage Corps which is charged with protecting Dalaran from threats abroad. They often work outside of the city on missions; the first ones to arrive at any battle and the last ones to leave. The Corps is split further into smaller specialized units like the Scouting Corp. The Battle Magi can usually be found training in the Violet Stand. Occasionally the Battle Magi will act as bodyguards for members of the cabinet when they are in foreign lands. The Defense Ministry also works jointly with the Ministry of Academics for research and development purposes.
The Ministry of State Security
The Ministry of State Security, led by Minister Elberich Haltring, is responsible for policing and security within the Magocracy of Dalaran and its territories, the investigation and enforcement of Dalaran’s laws, counter-intelligence, foreign intelligence, and other responsibilities.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or MoFA, is one of the ministries of the Magus Senate of Dalaran and is responsible for developing and carrying out the foreign policy of Dalaran and international relations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is lead by Minister Zanbor Emerson. Duties include administering diplomatic missions, advising the Chancellor and cabinet on foreign affairs, and negotiating treaties and trade deals. The ministry works closely with the other ministries to put Dalaran's best foot forward in the international arena and to advance the national interests of Dalaran abroad.
Whether you roleplay an alchemist, battlemage, diplomat, engineer, guard, scholar, spy, or a student, our ministries are tailored to provide you a creative outlet where you can find a welcoming and engaging community to utilize your character's talents to their greatest potential.
Lore and Story[edit | edit source]
As one of the oldest guilds on Moon Guard, our lore has been expanded upon by many of our members, the events we host, and the events we partake in with our community and our allies. The Magus Senate of Dalaran utilizes a great deal of fanon in its role-play to better develop stories for our guild and its members by expanding upon what official lore is available. While we do not expect anyone outside of our guild to acknowledge these stories, members of the guild are generally expected to try to incorporate our lore into their characters' histories and stories.
Additionally, the Senate is known for hosting lore and story driven campaigns and events, both for our own members, as well as the community as a whole. Such projects include our many Magical Symposiums, the Arcane Union, and several renowned campaigns.
Our Requirements and Recommendations[edit | edit source]
As an independent organization, The Magus Senate of Dalaran is open to recruiting membership from a wide variety of races and specializations across Azeroth provided they swear (or have sworn) allegiance to the Kirin Tor and possess rational nexus between your character’s RP/backstory and our organization. Despite this, however, there are some restrictions:
- The following magics are strictly forbidden in-character without prior approval from officers, provided there is an extraordinary circumstance: Fel, Necromancy, Shadow/Void, Blood, and Drust. For more detail, see the Forbidden Magics Act in the Laws of Dalaran.
- Demon Hunters (IC or OOC) may not join the Magus Senate.
- IC Warlocks may not join the Magus Senate, however, Warlocks may OOCly join the Magus Senate if they are IC proxies for mage, or something similar.
- IC Death Knights may not join the Magus Senate, however, Death Knights may OOCly join the Magus Senate if they are IC proxies for mage, or something similar.
- If for some reason there is an event that utilizes in-game combat mechanics, spells utilized must be non-Fel or Necromantic in nature: ie fire spells for Warlocks, and frost spells for Death Knights. Any character development, 'retcons', or deaths & resurrections that result in the development of the character becoming an IC Warlock or Deathknight will result in the character's immediate termination of affiliation. These classes may not wear "Warlock/Necromancer style" transmog sets and must have 'living/healthy' physical appearances (no decay, etc).
- Void Elves may only join the guild if they are role-played as High Elves, and have the High Elven skin tones and hair options.
- Our weekly (Guild) Senate Meeting occurs Saturday at 8:00 p.m. server time, and Ministry events occurring/typically starting between 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m throughout the week. Please make sure you can attend the Saturday Senate Meetings, at a minimum, before applying.
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Ranks and Academic Proficiencies[edit | edit source]
The Senatorial Ranks of the Magus Senate of Dalaran, as a guild, are made up of four tiers. Each tier comes with additional perks and privileges.
Citizen Citizen is the rank for people who are not sitting members of the senate, which means they cannot vote, however, they can participate in our activities IC as they are citizens of Dalaran.
Senator Senator is the rank which includes the Junior Senator, Senator, Senior Senator, and High Magus ranks. These make up the bulk of the senate. They are full voting members of the senate and are entitled to certain benefits.
Senior Magocratic Service The SMS includes Veteran Senators, Governors, Department Heads, Ministers, and the Chancellor. These people are the trusted members who contribute to the guild. Generally they hold higher offices.
Chancellor The Chancellor of the Magus Senate of Dalaran is the leader of the mage body within the City-State of Dalaran. The Office of the Chancellor directly oversees the Vice-Chancellor, Aetyleus the Elder, and the two often work together in order to ensure both the Senate body and the Inner-Council are effective in their duties and decisions. Salazar Demes is serving as the current Chancellor. Both the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor are considered members of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Academic Proficiencies ranks: Renowned as the pinnacle of magical might and chief center of learning for magicians throughout Azeroth, the Magocracy of Dalaran has operated with a strict appreciation regarding the practice of magic and the classification of those who endow themselves within the mystical arts. And just as a craft guild or trade union may rank its members in terms of their respective proficiency and tenure of service (apprentice, journeyman, and master), so too does the Kirin Tor. Below is the revised system of the ‘Apprentice Modelship’ as applicable to the Kirin Tor’s titles of prestige and their associated honorifics based solely upon the proficiency of one’s practition of Arcane magic. These ranks include Archmage, Undermage, Mage, Apprentice, and Novice.
Our Rules[edit | edit source]
The Magus Senate of Dalaran maintains an in-depth list of guild rules that every member must abide by in the interest of maintaining a friendly and welcoming environment for its players.
1. Our rules are subject to change based on the change of lore, the realm, the game mechanics, the desires and needs of our allies and of course, the change and growth that comes with our guild. If a change is made, the amendment will be posted and the original rule will be stricken. Ignorance is not an excuse for failure to understand and obey our rules. Joining the guild makes you responsible for knowing the rules and applying them— whether there is an officer to see you or not. Anyone caught breaking a rule is subject to demotion, suspension, or complete removal from the guild OR, depending on the circumstances, a direct ticket to Blizzard. Because of the dynamic and ever changing relationship between roleplay and the character or player, not all situations or circumstances may be detailed, covered, or addressed by the rules below. In the event of a 'grey-area' of policy, the Guild Master and their officers' judgement will be considered the final verdict for any issues perceived prejudicial to the good order and health of the community.
2. Typing and English. It is expected that both IC (in-character) and OOC (out-of-character) members of the guild use proper capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar. It is recommended that members download the Misspelled addon (see below) if they are not confident in their spelling.
3. Be respectful, ICly and OOCly, to all players and their roleplay. All members are expected to act professional and courteous. Understand the difference between IC and OOC, and know when to separate the two. Under no circumstance are you to post OOC to break role-playing immersion. If something must be made clear OOC during role-play, whisper the individuals involved or speak in party, raid, or guild chat.
4. No drama. This means that if you’re the type of person who feels the need to make everything into a melodramatic scene, this is not the guild for you. While roleplay (and critiquing fashion) can cause a small amount of drama — we expect it to — this is not an excuse for you to make a mountain out of a molehill. We want a good, friendly atmosphere where people can feel comfortable to speak their mind.
5. If you feel the need to say something about someone; hold your tongue and let an officer know. We’re all prone to having bad days and having “really bad” days. If you’re having a bad day, it is suggested that you don’t partake in Guild Chat, Officer Chat or any chat until you’ve cooled down. This also means no flaming, i.e. no talking “smack” or “crap” about someone. Whether they are in the guild or not in the guild, no one has any right to flame another person. We carefully and charmingly critique others but we do not purposefully target people and make them feel bad for who they are or what their character does. If you wouldn’t say it to someone at work, do not say it in guild chat.
6. A certain amount of cursing and playful banter is allowed, but when it begins to cross lines and make people feel uncomfortable, it needs to stop without remark or question. If conversations get too heated or aggressive, members may ask other members to cease discussing a certain topic. Do not go out of your way to antagonize or harass others. Do not joke or use derogatory slurs based on sensitive subjects like rape, suicide, sexual abuse, sexual orientation, race, or mental illness. Members found to do so may be removed from the guild depending on the severity of the offense at officer discretion. Members who are found to regularly create a hostile environment which makes members uncomfortable may be removed at officer discretion.
7. Participate. While we don’t expect your main character to join this guild, if you do introduce an alt character to us, be sure that they participate regularly. We will remove people from the guild after 2 months of unexplained absence.
8. No God-modding/Powergaming. God-Mod is when you modify the scene in order to control someone else’s character, whether or not it is in combat. An example of this would be if you wrote, “My character trips Lewis down the stairs and he breaks his neck and dies.” No he doesn’t, that wasn’t written by Lewis. Let Lewis decides what happens. Instead, you should write that your character attempts to do things, such as "I attempt to trip Lewis down the stairs." Powergaming is when you purposefully make your character omnipotent or invincible or flawless- whether in or out of combat situations. This is unacceptable and poor form, and it makes things less fair to other players. You should practice the ability to write a character that is balanced and not overpowered; strengths should be balanced with reasonable weaknesses.
9. Character name requirements. All characters within the Magus Senate of Dalaran must be appropriate and conform to the standards of Role Playing servers set by Blizzard. Violation examples include:
- Non-medieval or non-fantasy names (for example: Slipnslide, Robotman, Technotron).
- Names that reference well-known people, lore characters, places, or icons (for example: Britneyspears, Austinpowers, Mcdonalds, Georgewashington, Newyork).
- Names that consist of multiple words (for example: Inyourface, Welovebeef, Howareyou).
10. Alt Policy. All alts that admitted members request to be invited to the guild must conform to all rules and policies of the Magus Senate. No OOC alt characters are allowed, and alts may not advance through the ranks as main characters do.
11. While adult relationships are a part of RP (as well as real life), we heavily recommend members refrain from partaking in ERP. If you absolutely must, ensure it is kept private and out of the public eye. Therefore, we respectfully ask all members do not engage in ERPing on characters with <MSOD> guild tags over their head.
In general, members of the Magus Senate must be courteous and respectful to each other and to those outside of the guild. There is absolutely no tolerance for harassment or disrupting others' role-play uninvited. Members who are found to break the rules of the guild are subject to demotion or removal depending on the severity of the offense.
Submitting an Application[edit | edit source]
When you apply to join the Senate, it will be assumed that your character literally received, filled out, and mailed in an application. For story, these applications can be found in the city of Dalaran proper, our outlying territories such as Amberledge or Ambermill, or our embassy in Stormwind City. Our application has an in-character section that is treated as such. Please provide as much detail as possible as applicable to your character - we really want to get to know you.
1. Fill out an application.[edit | edit source]
Please take your time when filling out the application. We pay attention to detail, as should you.
2. Wait for your application to be reviewed.[edit | edit source]
Once you've submitted an application, it will be reviewed promptly within three days. If anything needs clarifying or critiquing during this time, an officer will inform you on your application.
3. If approved, schedule an interview.[edit | edit source]
If your application is approved, you will then receive a friends request and a private message from an officer in Discord.
Officers of the Magus Senate of Dalaran:
Chancellor Salazar Demes (Armory)
Vice-Chancellor Aetyleus the Elder (Armory)
Minister Cylus Baultery, Academics (Armory)
Minister Candun Greysong, Defense (Armory)
Minister Elberich Haltring, State Security (Armory)
Minister Zanbor Emerson, Foreign Affairs (Armory)
Minister Vorien Dawnstrider, without portfolio (Armory)