The Anvilrage Legion’s Sixth CohortThe Imperial Flame
“Imperial shocktroops – they have harnessed the potential of the Mole Machine as a weapon of war and perfected it. In the later days of the Blackhand menace of Blackrock, the Orc learned to fear the ground beneath their feet. Only steel floors offered any semblance of sanctuary. But even steel bends to the fury of the Dark Iron.”
The Imperial Flame is a loyalist Dark Iron military cohort within the wider structure of the Anvilrage Legion. Often deploying by way of Mole Machines, the Sixth take on the role of shocktroops, dispatched ahead of greater formations to sow chaos and reap carnage across the forward positions of enemy forces. Heavily armed and heavily armoured, the legionnaires of Shadowforge stand ready to deploy across the vast territories of the Alliance, and beyond, emboldened by their new Emperor and the revitalisation of the Dark Iron Empire. A ceasefire may hold the great armies of the world at bay, but for how long?
“Dark Iron warfare is unconventional, coordinated and often brutal, with great disregard for the destruction wrought or the casualties caused. Often supported by heavy artillery and powerful sorcery of shadow and fire, soldiers of the Dark Iron armies spill forth from Mole Machines behind enemy lines.”
Hail Argent Dawn,
thank you for tuning in to discover the Imperial Flame, a Dark Iron roleplaying guild centered around the loyalist, imperialist and militarist elements of Dark Iron society (so basically Dark Iron society as a whole). You may have encountered us out in the wide world, the sudden emergence of a Mole Machine heralding our sudden presence, you may even have spoken to us, or spotted us being up to, completely authorised, no good. Rest assured the Anvilrage Legion is looking out for you, Alliance constituent.
As indicated above, much of our roleplay is built up around the rapid deployment of the cohort with the Mole Machine, with events often beginning with entering one, or already being in transit depending on the operation area, and end with a return to Shadowforge City, with the belongings of our enemies in tow, preferably.
"By Fire and Iron, for the Emperor!"
We follow a very simple hierarchy within the guild, beginning with:
Captain, the commanding officer of the cohort
Adjutant, the executive officer of the cohort
Sergeant, the junior officer of the cohort
Legionnaire, veteran troop of the cohort
Guardsman, ordinary troop of the cohort
Reservist, freshly inducted recruit or transfer of the cohort
Progression within the guild comes naturally through participation and character development in our events, scheduled on a democratic basis by voting for event days for the coming week, unless we are undergoing a campaign, where events may be pre-planned and scheduled. PvEvents are semi-freeform with our own DM system (far more information is available), while we’re constantly looking to participate in some friendly RP-PvP, because that’s also very fun.
Our discord has a built-in rulebook to which all members must adhere, new and old. To summarise:
Do not disrupt roleplay in any way
Do not harass anyone in any context
No excessive swearing IC (a lot of us say ‘karking’ instead of the dreaded AD alternative to the f-word)
Keep things civil and work-friendly OOC
You may have guessed that we use and encourage the use of the Dark Iron Heritage Armour, which is a very good guess, wiseguy. Upon joining the guild and becoming a part of the Sixth Cohort in-character, reservists will be equipped with a full set of armour. When advancing into the higher echelons, some options and variations to uniform changes unlock.
Yeah, you go level that Dark Iron Dwarf like crazy in the Emperor’s name. Thanks for stopping by, the Emperor Protects and Dagran I did nothing wrong so-and-so.
If you’re interested and wish to know more about the Imperial Flame, contact myself (Ironwyrm) or the Adjutants (Rockchewer/Vandalmar), or simply poke anyone within the guild and I’m sure they’ll send you on the right path.
"A Mole Machine in the earth is worth a hundred soldiers marching upon it."