Challenges of the Mandate

A Supplicant of The Grim is greater than any king. By seeking to fight under the Mandate, he recognizes something to which most in this world are blind – that the path to peace leads through a sea of flame and blood. The Grim are that fire. The Grim are the blade. The Inquisition will determine whether the crucible will turn out one fit to wear our tabard – or worthless slag to be ground underfoot.

Trial of Combat

The Grim do not resolve issues with words, but with action. When the Warchief Thrall first called to the members of the Horde to defend against its threats, The Grim were among the first to answer that call. In every campaign and every conflict since, The Grim have been in the vanguard of the fight. From the beginning, we knew there was only one way to succeed in our battles – to bring peace through annihilation.

In the Trial of Combat, a Supplicant must prove his skill in battle. What enemy the Supplicant faces will be determined by the Inquisitors, and can change from Supplicant to Supplicant. If found worthy, a Supplicant will begin his next Trial. If found wanting, he will be cast out.

OOC: The Grim do not reward inactivity in gaming and this Trial is meant to test the player’s commitment to the guild’s concept of “peace through annihilation”. This Trial can be completed through either PvE or PvP content, so long as it is the same level or tier of difficulty as the current level of the character. Proof of success in this trial can take many forms – through an achievement (earned during your time in The Grim), screenshots, a video, or eye witnesses of guild members. Creativity is a plus – anyone can beat a raid or kill 5,000 Alliance – but a quality player will be able to find a unique spin that really draws our attention to you.

Trial of Sacrifice

War is sacrifice – none know this more than The Grim. We do what others are unwilling to do, either because of personal morals, their culture, or their own limits. There are no innocents in battle and no price too dear for victory. To stand among The Grim, a Supplicant must understand that his life apart from the Mandate can rule him no longer.

In the Trial of Sacrifice, a Supplicant must show his willingness to let go of who he once was and to embrace the Mandate as who he is now. What the Supplicant will sacrifice will be left to him – unless it is found unworthy of the Mandate, in which case he will be assigned something more fitting. Those wishing to become true Grim must be prepared to give anything and everything, and to know this truth for themselves – “You are Grim or you are nothing.”

If the sacrifice is found worthy, the Supplicant will have earned his status as Adherent of the Grim. He will be presented with his tabard and be recognized a true follower of the Mandate. If found unworthy, a Supplicant will be given a more fitting sacrifice to give – a single chance to redeem himself. Should he fail, he will be cast out.

OOC: The Trial of Sacrifice is meant to allow the Supplicant player to flex his creative muscle. The in-character words for this Trial are meant to be vague, so you as the player can choose what of value your character is willing to sacrifice to show The Grim that he is committed to the cause. What we are looking for here is the transition of your character’s backstory or previous WoW experience to the Grim storyline; while it is up to you to provide the substance and context, it will be the Grim leadership who decide if the character’s sacrifice is truly something of worth. We are looking for something creative, but within the confines of game mechanics and good taste.

Finally, it is recommended (and welcomed!) that you speak to the Inquisitors if anything about these Trials is unclear or if you need suggestions/advice on the Inquisition process. These Trials should fit not only your character, but you as a player, and while we want to ensure that our standards are upheld, we also want to make your introduction to the Grim a fun and memorable experience without unnecessary stress or anxiety.

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