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Campfire at Razor Hill

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Campfire Night at Razor Hill next to the infamous Tree. ((August 2011))
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A New Dawn & A New Trailer

Feast your eyes upon our brand-new recruitment trailer, made especially for Orcs of the Red Blade's move to Argent Dawn on the 9th of June 2015! Best enjoyed in full-screen and 1080p resolution, it features cinematography and voice-work by Kozgugore, a soundtrack mixed by Sadok, and a cast of over 30 Red Blades!

For more information about our migration from Defias Brotherhood to Argent Dawn, please use the following quick links:

May 12 2015 A New Dawn
written by Sadok

A New Dawn


On Tuesday the 9th of June 2015, Orcs of the Red Blade are moving to the Argent Dawn RP realm after just under ten years on Defias Brotherhood RP-PvP. We have enjoyed our many years on Defias, and are proud to have been a strong and stable cornerstone of its RP community for months shy of a decade.

But after a consultation phase of soliciting the opinions and feedback of our core membership, a clear majority have decided that moving realms will provide Orcs of the Red Blade with more roleplay opportunities, from new friendships with Horde guilds to exciting encounters with the Alliance community, allowing us to remain faithful to our RP-PvP roots in a way that Defias can no longer offer.

Argent Dawn, with its larger playerbase and wider range of guild concepts, will provide our members with both a more satisfying roleplay experience, from casual tavern nights to wider campaign focuses, and a more sustainable, stable home from which the Red Blade tribe can only grow and prosper.

There’s only one thing missing, however: YOU!

Orcs of the Red Blade’s continued success relies on the enthusiasm and activity of its dedicated members, and so our motto for this transfer is very simple: “No Orc Left Behind.”

We are currently raising funds amongst our members to pay for realm-transfers for those who cannot afford the switch, with the intention of retaining as close to all of our active core membership as possible. It is our hope that every Red Blade is able to migrate successfully to our new home, so we have the strongest possible start on Argent Dawn. You will find threads in the members-only section of our forums for those that either wish to donate or require a donation themselves.

If you are interested in joining Orcs of the Red Blade and are on Defias Brotherhood, please be aware of this transfer before you apply. If you are rolling a new character for the guild or are transferring a character from another realm, it is recommended you do this on Argent Dawn ahead of the move.

Understandably, this period of transition will leave some of you with questions or concerns, and the officer-team are available to handle any and all queries related to our realm transfer. Please contact Kozgugore, Sadok, Rhonya, Therak or Gridish should you require any further information.

Then, Now and Forever… For the Blood of the Tribe~!

written by Sadok

Between A Rock And A Kosh'harg Place


In past years, the Red Blades came to see their biannual Kosh’harg celebrations in Nagrand as something of a reprieve. A safe haven amongst Outland’s more dangerous and corrupt regions, the Land of Winds was a home away from home. Orcs would tell tales around the Garadar campfire, spar at the Ring of Trials, hunt the majestic talbuk and mighty clefthoof of the land — and of course, on the anointed day of the Kosh’harg Festival, trek out to the Spirit Mountain of Oshu’gun to give tribute to the ancestors and feast amongst their allies.

But the Red Blades are not upon Outland, but its primordial alternate antecedent of Draenor. When the latest Kosh’harg season came about upon the vernal equinox, they made the customary pilgrimage to its version of Nagrand. Yet the tribe found not a haven but a hornets’ nest of Warsong war-riders, Gorian centurions in stone-wrought battlements, and oversized, ferocious beasts. Everything had changed, and the Red Blades would have to abandon their prior knowledge of Outland’s Nagrand in hopes of mapping out the dangers of this savage Land of Winds.

Nothing proved sacred to the ruthless Iron Horde. The traditional Kosh’harg grounds, nestled in the foothills of Oshu’gun, had been annexed and fortified by the Warsong Clan. Eager to avoid defiling hallowed ground with bloodshed, and moreover, desirous to celebrate the Festival safely without the threat of ambush, the tribe were forced to hold the Festival upon a high, remote clifftop within view of the Spirit Mountain. With the Red Blades' allies in the Horde arriving on their own business or to commemorate the Kosh’harg, the Festival itself came and passed without violent incident. This indeed proved a relief for those weary of war and past internal bickering amongst the banners of the Horde Gathering.

As the sun set on the Kosh’harg Festival, the Spirit Mountain appeared as magnificent as ever amongst the picturesque Nagrand landscape. Yet not all was quite as it seemed — spiritualists approaching Oshu’gun reported feeling an off-putting tension in the air, and south of the mountain, a strange sort of eldritch corruption had begun to wither away the trees of the Spirit Woods and its beasts. Something was foul in the region, and whether the result of the Iron Horde’s machinations or something darker yet, it would have to be put to an end for the sake of the ancestral spirits dwelling within the Spirit Mountain.

Yet more immediate dangers would soon confront the Red Blades. Guerrilla assaults were hatched to stem Iron Horde aggression in the area, and try and make the roads of Nagrand a safer place for travellers — yet it proved clear that the tribe were hopelessly outmatched and outnumbered, and whatever impact they might have, it was certain to be temporary. News that the Iron Horde had allied with the ogres of Highmaul proved distressing, but emboldened the orcs to begin considering strikes against their holdings.

The Iron Horde and Gorian Empire were not the only organised threats facing the tribe, however. Reports of encroaching and hostile Alliance forces began to appear, and then, danger struck from the most unlikely of places. An unassuming sheep that had been High Blade Sharptongue’s pet and companion of late turned out to be the exiled warlock turned peon Luk Vileclaw. Though eventually captured and executed, with his soul imprisoned within Gul’thauk Blackblade’s runeblade to prevent an unholy resurrection, Luk’s brief violent and manic appearance had involved brainwashing Gul’thauk Throatrender and injuring several orcs along the way to an assassination attempt on the High Blade.

Throughout all of these many perils, the Red Blade tribe has held strong, and through the rigors of adversity, they have bonded closer yet. The Kosh’harg Season has drawn to a close, and their attention is beginning to turn from the Warsong strongholds of Nagrand to more vulnerable areas upon Draenor. To where will the Red Blades ride next? Only time will tell.
Apr 01 2015 At Last: Avast!
written by Sadok

At Last: Avast!

The First Voyage of the Red Sails

Ye come seekin’ adventure and salty ol’ pirates, eh? Sure, ye come to the proper place — but keep a weather eye open! And mark well me words, mateys… dead orcs tell no tales!”

— Seaking Kozgugore, Captain of the Red Sails

For ten years, Orcs of the Red Blade have provided an authentic orcish tribal roleplay experience. But even time-tested concepts must evolve, and after weeks of consultation and brainstorming amongst the officer-team, I am proud to reveal a bold shift in our long-term direction. So ahoy, strike yer colors and fire at will, ye scurvy swabs, for the Red Sail crew are ready to set sail!

“Ahoy, weigh the anchor and keep yer ruddy hands inboard! There be plunderin’ pirates in every cove, waitin’ to board, and the depths of the briny blue for them what don’t obey! Now, hoist oars aloft, ya bloomin’ cockroaches!”

— Gridish Rimemariner, Gunner and Navigator of the Red Sails

Since the demise of Kalimdor Corsairs, the nautical niche on Defias Brotherhood’s Horde community has been unfilled for years. But after a couple of weeks of an introductory plotline, the Red Blade tribe will soon turn their eyes seaward and turn to pillaging and plunder! Without spoiling too much of what we have planned, there will be buccaneering bilge-rats, fo'c's'le swabbies and tawdry tavern wenches aplenty — not to mention salty sea-storms, murderous mutinies and cursed treasure!

“No fear have ye of evil curses, says ye? By thunder, properly warned ye be, says I! Who knows when Davy Jones will strike the greedy beholders of this bewitched treasure?”

— Jolly Rhonya, Ship’s Surgeon of the Red Sails

But wait, there’s more! Using existing in-game assets such as ships in Stranglethorn Vale, Tanaris and the Swamp of Sorrows, we’ll overcome the static WoW world with fluid RP focuses (or Voyages, as known going forward). Nor will the variety of events suffer — from RP-PvE roll events (with the new and improved Bloodied Barnacles system), to use of the Battle for the High Seas scenario, to coming ashore to conduct RP-PvP raids of Alliance settlements, a fun time is guaranteed for all! Before long, you’ll be playing Liar’s Dice and drinking grog with the best of them!

“Squawk! Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight! Squawk!”

— Polly Morph, Gridish’s Parrot

Some will understandably find the transition from lily-livered landlubbers to salty sea-dogs a bit awkward and sudden, especially after a decade of tribal roleplay — not to mention our repeated shipwrecks over the years! But I wish to reassure the sceptics amongst you that our introductory plotline should smooth the process quite considerably, and that before long, you’ll be so used to life on the seven seas that you won’t even know what a wolf looks like!

Stay tuned for more information about the impending first voyage of Orcs of the Red Sail! Avast!

"...Yarr! For the Blood of the Crew and for the Yo-Ho-Horde~!"

— First Mate Sadok Scurvytongue

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