Shared Topic this week from Matty:
What vows would your character say, intend, or break, and to what allegiance? Would it be to class/race/specialization, deity, or ruler? This is quite a challenging Blog Azeroth topic, however, I know you are all up to it because you are amazing writers.
I found this one a hard one…many of my readers would know, I am not a very good writer, in fact I would go so far as to say I suck!! Thinking about oaths and actually coming up with how to formulate those ideas into words was a struggle, however I believe I have come up with something that is only mildly crap :p
The thing you have to understand with my mindset about my toons is I don’t really care about the faction that are in. If they are alliance, they hate horde or whatever the larger evil is (death wing anyone), and same with my horde toons, they typically hate the alliance. The issue I have found is that my toons have been back and forth so many times in their life, I tend to just see them as their class and leave it at that. I wrote some oaths trying to express how my main characters see their life and any oaths they may have taken to continue on their chosen path (horde or alliance 🙂 – yes I know a whole bunch of friends just screamed that I have to choose a side!!!)
My warrior has taken the following oath:
I pledge my life for yours to protect you from all danger and spill the blood of our enemies, before a drop of yours is shed. I shall honour our earth, I shall cleanse in the water, I shall breath in the air, I shall feast with our clan by the fire. Always must I believe my shield is as important as my heart, and should one break the other will follow. I am more than my weapon, and my scars will ever be a reminder of the trials we have suffered and the battles we have won.
My Paladin took:
The light shall absolve me; in the light, I shall triumph. Any pain shall be healed, any fear will be quelled. Within the light we will become one, our triple aspect becoming greater than any evil our world can attempt to destroy me with. Protection, healing and killing shall be my future with the understanding I must remember to always protect those who cannot protect themselves. This is my oath until the light leaves my body for the last time.
We bring the storms and we can bring the calm. We are the army that lights up the night sky. Together we are stronger than man, demon or god. The fire burns within us, seeking destruction; ice stills our mind, seeking the calm and the arcane flows through our veins; bursting with knowledge. Seek the wisdom to defeat our enemies, create the balance in your mind and allow the fire in your soul to be shared with your allies.
and finally my Druid:
I am bound to the moon, as the earth is bound by the sun. I feel the turning of the seasons as one feels the rage in battle, all my forms are given to the service of the old gods. I shall nourish the earth as she nourishes me and I will fight our enemies without reservation if they cause damage to the land and the spirits which inhabit it. I fight for those who do not understand the ways of the spirit, so that one day the fight will no longer be needed.
I can’t wait to see more oaths!
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2 Replies to “BA Shared Topic – Oaths”
I feel the same way about Alliance/Horde; for me, those distinctions are less important tha those to our characters’ classes, or deities. I am going to officially wag my finger at you: don’t ever, ever say you are not a good writer again. You are a wonderful writer, and I love these. These are awesome.
Aww blushing happening at full red levels!!!
Thanks! It was a lovely topic!!!