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    The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:59 pm

    The Noble Knights


    The Knights have officially disbanded.

    We are now based in the archives. Please try to refrain from killing Seath so you can use it to pvp in events. Dragonslayers wishing to gain prestige for killing Seath on NG+, before you kill him on NG please PM me. For people wishing to join please message Shkar (IDs on the wiki, link above) over XBL or message me on the forums.. If you wish to join please send your PSN/GT/Steam name and your knight's in game country so I can add you.




    The Knights:
    For too long Lordran has remained untested by the might of the Knights. The dragon Seath has been allowed to run rampart for far too long. The undead lord Nito has built an undead army to rival the armies of the living. The half-breed spawn of Seath is in hiding, working on her secret plans. The demons of chaos run rampart without any to stop them. These foul beasts must be stopped before it is too late. Knights you stand before me as part this new order. We are the Noble Knights, and we will not allow these travesties to stand. No one else has the power to stop them. It falls to us, to the strength in our arms, the blades of our weapons and our strength of brotherhood to
    purge Lordran of these evils. Noble Knights we shall be the dragonslayers, the crusaders and the saviours that Lordran needs. Our order is primarily Sunbro's participating in jolly co-operation in the lands of the lords, fighting against those who would save the corrupted fools.

    To reclaim Lordran we must claim these areas of vital importance. Some places will require our aid while others will require our vengeance.

    Painted World of Ariamis:
    The home of the detestable half breed Priscilla. Offspring of a dragon she carries too much of Seath’s blood to be safe. She hides in her painted world, planning and plotting. We cannot allow this to continue. Do not be swayed by her words of peace my men, stand strong.

    Write your summon signs in her world. Aid others who are trapped to escape her world by ending her life. Kill her and claim the dagger of her tail for extra prestige among us. But beware of her Lifehunters. Dangerous individuals wielding scythes designed to make you bleed. They wild fend her to the end and you will have to fight them to get to
    Priscilla. But persevere. Show them that they can make us bleed, but we will repay that blood in kind.

    Duke’s Archives and the Crystal Cave:
    The home of the dragon Seath. I hope
    that I do not have to explain our task here but there may be newer member among us who need direction. Seath is a dragon of sorcery. In the great war to slay the stone dragons Seath turned on his own brethren for material gain. Once a traitor, always a traitor. For too long he was under Gwyn’s protection but no longer. Now he is open game. He will be dealt with the same way as his daughter.

    Drop your summon sign in the archives and in the crystal cave my knights. Aid the warriors within in killing the dragon Seath so we may rid the world of dragons once and for all. Claim his sword, cut from his tail for extra prestige among us.

    Catacombs and Tomb of Giants:
    The undead menace is spawned from deep in the catacombs inside the unholy tomb of giants. From within work Nito’s servants the gravesworn, infecting the worlds of those who try to eliminate his presence. We must purge the undead from this world to reclaim it. Wherever you see his servants signs invade them, kill them to save the worlds they have infected. Hunt in the catacombs for these unholy lurkers and teach them the error of their ways.

    Drop your summon sign in the catacombs to aid others in their journey to kill the gravelord and his priests. help them survive the infections so they may reek revenge on his servants. However the tomb of giants is too dangerous my friends. It is not its inhabitants are too strong but thats its environment is too evil. The darkness there absorbs light and we cannot afford to lose knights to cliffs and other obscured hazards. Therefore I will ask you to refrain from entering the tomb. Fear not though he shall not go unpunished. We will drop our signs so other may be helped to kill him and we will hunt down his servants and spread their ashes to the wind.

    Demon's Ruins and Lost Izalith:
    The city of Izalith and the surrounding lands have fallen into ruin and become flooded with demons. The bed of chaos continues to spawn these monstrosities. Countless brave warriors have fallen trying to eliminate its threat both facing it and against the demons that guard it. Even the great Solaire was tricked by its spawn and fell. We must not let more fall. Now is the time to act. We must
    put our strength towards helping eliminate the chaos threat. Drop your summon sign here to help warriors succeed in battle. But be weary of the Protectors of Izalith, these powerful pyromancers wield both normal and chaos pyromancies.

    Order Rules
    We fight with honour and respect according to our Chivalric code. However
    if our foes choose to fight unfairly we will not put ourselves at a
    disadvantage. Your honour remains intact for fighting unfairly if they
    break our code first.

    1. Bow at the start of the fight in a 1 vs 1 scenario. While protecting the host only bow if the invader does.
    2. No BSing
    3. Protect the host. Always try to fight an invader 1 vs 1 so the host stays safe
    4. No healing unless they do.
    5. No hatemail.
    6. No glitching/modding

    Allies and Enemies
    In this new world we are not without allies who will help us. We are not without enemies either.
    Enemies - Gravesworn, Seath's Sorcerors, Protectors of Izalith, DarkStalkers
    Allies - The Organisation, Brotherhood of the Blade
    User allowed Covenants - Sunbros.

    To get the most out of this covenant it a SL 60-80 Sunlight Warrior Knight build will give you the most opportunities.


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:59 pm

    The Armoury

    Ourorder is made up of Knights from lots of different countries and different specialisations. However all Knights conform to a central uniform that makes us easier to identify. The order also provides a list of suggested weaponry for use that matches the knight’s homeland. Remember you dont have to wear the armour constantly, only while you are co-oping as a Knight.

    If a shield or weapon says preferred before it, then it is not required to be used. It is simply an
    indicator of the type of weapon generally used but knights of that country, and to give players an idea of a weapon if they don't know what to use. Make sure to look at the example build ot get a good idea of what your knight should be like.

    Astoran Knights
    Armour – Elite/Knight Set
    Suggested Weaponry – Halberd/Spear weapon and any Straight Sword
    Suggested Shield – Dragon/Grass/Crest Shield
    Example Build

    Balder Knights
    Armour – Balder Set
    Suggested Weaponry – Balder Side Sword/Rapier
    Suggested Shield – Balder Shield/Buckler
    Example Build

    Berenike Knights
    Armour – Steel/Black Iron Sets
    Suggested Weaponry – Greatsword/Great Hammer weapon
    Suggested Shield – Tower Shield/Black Iron Greatshield
    Example Build

    Catarina Knights
    Armour – Catarina Set
    Suggested Weaponry – Claymore/Zweihander
    Suggested Shield – Pierce Shield
    Example Build

    Carim Knights
    Armour - Favor Set
    Suggested Weaponry - Dual wielding
    Example Build

    Thorolund Knights
    Armour – Paladin set.
    Suggested Weapon – Divine Weapon
    Suggested Shield – Sanctus
    Example Build

    Oolacile Knights
    Armour – Stone set
    Suggested Weaponry – Stone Greatsword
    Suggested Shield – Stone Greatshield
    Example Build


    The Soldier
    Armour – Chain Set
    Suggested Weapon – Straight Sword/Spear
    Suggested Shield – Knight’s Shield
    Example Build

    Holy Knights
    Armour – Cleric armour + Country set.
    Suggested Weapon – Mace/Morningstar
    Suggested Shield – Sanctus or country shield

    Sage Knights
    Armour – Country chestpiece, any other armours
    Suggested Catalysts – Ivory/Sorcerer’s/Logan’s Catalyst
    Suggested Shield – Country Shield

    The following armours are specced armours and cannot be used without entering their spec.

    DragonSlayers
    Dragonslayers are the elite of our order. They wield the famed dragonslayer spear and wear our hero Ornstein’s armour. Unlike other regiments the weapons for dragonslayers aren’t optional.
    Armour – Ornstein’s set
    Weapon – 2 handed Dragonslayer Spear or Dragonslayer Greatbow

    Knights of Havel
    The Knights of Havel follow Bishop Havels path, using great strength and endurance. They wield teeth pulled from living dragons and wear one of the few remaining sets of Havel's armour. Due to the high requirements of Havel's Greatshield and the Dragon Tooth the tooth is optional while the greatshield can be substituted with any greatshield.
    Armour - Havel's Set
    Preferred Weaponry - Any dragon weapon
    Shield - Greatshield

    Sunlit Knights
    The sunlit soldier follow Solaire in his quest to find the sun. They are the third of our elite specialisations. They were his armour, use his shield and use lightning or fire weaponry to better simulate the sun.
    Armour - Solaire's set
    Weaponry - Any fire/lightning weapon or any normal weapon under the effect of SLB or the charcoal or pine resins.
    Shield - Sunlight Shield

    Crystal Seeker
    Crystal Seekers are powerful magic users who us ecrystal weaponry. They follow Logan's ideals and his quest for knowledge.
    Weapon and shield - Any crystal weapon/shield
    Catalyst - Logan's Catalyst
    Armour - Big hat, Sage Robes, Gauntlets and Leggings may come from any armour from the armoury.


    The Faceless
    Shown the power of the abyss by Lethard during the archives war, and witnessing its destructive power in destroying Oolacile, Oscar chose to fight fire with fire. He created a secret order of his most trusted and strong willed knights, who would use the power of the abyss against it. He called these knights “The Faceless” for those who were part of it should not suffer the fear of their fellows. The knights wore hoods or helms representing cages to trap their identity within.
    Armour – Any combination of the BK set and Thorn set, with any hood which covers the face allowed. Thorn helm is recommended.
    Shield- Dark hand
    Weapon – Any


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:59 pm

    Ranks

    Grand Masters of the Order – The one and only, DoughGuy
    Master of the Order/Lord Militant – Leader of their console
    (Country Name) Regimental Commander/General – Must be granted, can only be one for each country
    Division Sergeant of (Country Name)/Colonel
    Knight Captain of (Country Name)/Captain
    Elite Knight of (Country Name)/Sergeant
    Knight of (Country Name)/Private

    Ranking up
    Sunbro’s – 10 SM for Elite +
    20 SM for Captain +
    50 SM and specialisation for Sergeant
    = 80 total

    Current members
    Grand Master of the Order Oscar, DragonSlayer ******* (PSN,DoughGuy)

    Rising Storm of the Order (XBL) Aeter **********, DragonSlayer (Shkar)
    Master of the Order (PC) Grant ****** (Hoshizoku )

    Regimental Commander of Astora Ser Natalia Allant (PSN), Prestigious ******
    Regimental Commander of Sages Andarta (PSN) ********, Crystal Seeker (Serious_Much)

    Division Sergeant of Carim Viral ****, Faceless (PSN)

    Holy Paladin Captain SunlightCrusader (XBL) *****, Knight of Havel
    Paladin Captain MediocritasAurea ***** (PSN) +30
    Paladin Captain DarkSomething56 *****, Dragonslayer (PSN)
    Holy Sworn Captain Tiberus Abyss ****, Sunlit Knight (XBL) +2

    Elite Knight of Astora Manuel_646 (PSN) ** +10
    Elite Tower Knight BiotheImpaler ****** (XBL) +13
    Elite Bane Knight TheFallen **** (PSN)
    Elite Paladin Seth Winternight * (XBL)

    Holy Onion Knight Sparkly * (PSN)
    Bane Knight Ser BeeSeaEss (PSN)
    Tower Knight Boilerfan8472 ** (PSN)
    Tower Knight Argus (PSN) (Orango19)
    Honourary Raider_Everdak (PSN)
    Tower Knight Rant (PSN)
    Sage Fade Knight xysizzle (XBL)
    Sworn Knight dr_calamitus (PC)
    Sworn Knight Wilkinson (PSN)
    Tower Knight T-King (PSN)
    Sworn Knight Oroinvictus (PC)
    Sworn Knight Osiris46 (XBL)
    Sworn Knight Zach (PSN)
    Sage knight TinyPantha (XBL)
    Paladin ThatPerson (PSN)
    Fade Night CapnCrunch (XBL)
    Private Spurgun (PSN)
    Fade Knight Darkkilla (PSN)


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:00 pm

    Events

    We are at the forefront of the covenant wars. All of our war will have
    goals that, when completed, will earn prestige. We will also in future
    have small tourneys among ourselves involving duelling and jousting (yes
    jousting) to practice our pvp skills.

    Congratulations to my knights! In an extremely close battle we triumphed 26-25 over the Gravesworn!
    In a hard fought battle we valiantly lost to the Lifehunters 1246 - 980. You did well my knights, we'll get them next time.
    In the mock war against teh LH we won 501 to 477. Good work Knights, we showed them.
    In the first battle fought on our new home ground, the Duke's Archives, due to some unfornnate super scoring by our foes we just lost 3247 to 2911. Good work knights, we'll get them next time!


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:01 pm

    Prestige
    Prestige is earnt by performing extraordinary tasks within the order. Prestige shows your abilities to the rest of the order. To acquire elite ranks within the order you require certain amounts of prestige. The following are ways to gain prestige.

    - Obtain the Moonlight Greatsword
    - Obtain the Sunlight Maggot
    - Forge a +10 divine weapon with a slab stolen from nito's tomb.
    - Obtain the Demon Catalyst
    - Obtain the most points in an event

    - Kill Seath as a dragonslayer (dragonslayers on NG+ only)

    - Kill Nito as a Knight of Havel (Knight of Havels on NG+ only)

    - Kill every Bounding Demon of Izalith as a Sunlit Knight (Sunlit Knights on NG+ only)

    Kill the Firesage Demon as a Crystal Seeker (Crystal Seeker on NG+ only)

    To become a Division Sergeant you must have 3 prestige points and be specialized.
    To become a Regimental Commander you must have 4 prestige.

    Specializations
    Within our order we have 5 specializations. Knights may join any specialization they wish however joining one prevents you from joining the other 4.

    Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayers follow Ornstein. They use Ornstein's set and 2 hand wield the dragonslayer spear or dragonslayer bow. These knights focus primarily on co-op in the painted world and Seath's domain. They learn Priscilla and Seath's tricks and moves and know how to counter them. To become a dragonslayer you require 2 prestige points, pass the trial of combat and must present me with a moonlight greatsword you cut from Seath yourself.

    Knight of Havel
    The Knights of Havel follow Havel. They use his armour with a greatshield and a dragon weapon. They share his hate of sorcery but combined with a distaste for the undead. They mainly participate in co-op on Seath and Nito's domains. Knights of Havel may traverse the darkness of the tomb of giants whenever they wish to, unlike normal knights who must wait for special events. To become a knight of Havel you must have 2 prestige points, pass the trial of combat and show me the white titanite slab you stole from Nito's domain.

    Sunlit Knight
    The Sunlit warriors follow Solaire and his sad tale of defeat. They wear Solaire's set and wiled a fire or lightning weapon to simulate the sun. They strive to succeed where he failed and conquer Lost Izalith. They mainly participate in co-op in the demon's ruins and Lost Izalith. To become a Sunlit Knight you must have 2 prestige, pass the trial of combat and present me with the sunlight maggot taken from one of the beasts who felled Solaire.

    Crystal Seekers
    With the discovery of the crystal ember Oscar was desperate to learn its secrets so they could be used against Seath. He charged Andarta the Sage with creating a new order of knights to unlock its secrets and the old magic of flame. These knights follow the idaels of Logan. They co-op in the duke's archives, crystal cave and in the demon's ruins at the demon firesage. To become a Crystal Seeker you must have 2 prestige, pass the trial of combat and show me both the crystal ember and the demon catalyst.

    The Faceless
    With the discovery of Oolacile and the power which destroyed it Oscar took drastic measures to combat the new threat. After Cyrian's mission into Oolacile Oscar created this new order to combat the abyss. They wear hoods of caged helms to hide their identity from their fellows. These knights co-op in the Royal Woods, Oolacile Township and Chasm of the Abyss. As a special condition the Faceless are also allowed to be WoW members. In order to become a Faceless you must have 2 prestige, pass the trial of combat, show me the Soul of Manus/Pursuers/Manus Cat and prove your strength to resist the abyss.

    The trial of combat involves a duel against Combat Instructor Amos or Mildred. You do not need to defeat them to pass, just be judged worthy.


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:01 pm

    Feasting hall

    Yes
    I did just steal this from the Men in tights. Sorry Tolvo but it was
    too good to pass up. Here is where we share stories of our knightly
    conquests. Be sure to post any hilarious or memorable questings here.

    Lady Mildred's quest to take the tail of Seath:
    *the quest begins*

    Lady
    mildredof catarine sets forth from the firelink shrine on her long and
    deadly quest.... Sworn to solo the game in human form and bring back
    seaths tail aswell as slay the evil beast.

    +10 claymore in hand
    and dressed in onion head armor she slew all that her gaze fell upon.
    1st quelaag and then the gargoyles fell to her blade. In the fortress of
    sen she met and defeated her 1st invader... Only to fatroll into a axe
    of death. Bloody but still strong in spirit she continued on and
    defeated the golem and traveled to anor londo....

    *the holy quest continues*

    In
    the city of anor londo she faced the toughest trials yet, the gargoyles
    fell but death to archer and invader slowed her quest. Fighting onward
    she was tempted to summon a sunbro after dying to S&O 3 times, but
    fatrolled to victory.... Seath im coming for you.

    She enters the
    beast's lair having made her way thru the archive with no trouble. Sword
    in both hands she battled the beast cutting its tail with 3 mighty
    blows. Loot in hand she raises her sword in salute to the fallen dragon
    and heads home to glory and fame.

    The founding
    of the seekers:
    It all began the day that Letos brought back the ember.
    The power and potential contained in the flame was something that Oscar
    could not resist exploiting, even though the crystals contained in the
    ember stemmed from the Primordial Crystal; the artefact that drove even
    Seath to insanity, the potential was too great.

    He charged the
    Sage Knight Andarta with researching the ember and learning how to use
    its power to forge weapons for the order. Of course Andarta had leapt at
    the chance to research and gain more knowledge from the artefact, but
    he had no knowledge of crystals. He couldn’t have conceived how powerful
    and crucial they would one day be to the order.

    To gain
    knowledge, he once again sought after the one who had taught him all he
    knew of sorcery, great hero and sorcerer of Vinheim, ‘Big Hat’ Logan.
    However, he had left for a place of far greater knowledge, to learn
    evenmore from the tomes of another. His search meant he must journey to
    the land of the Grandfather of Sorcery, Seath the Scaleless.

    Andarta
    left the Anor Londo camp, making his way to the Duke’s Archives. With
    the entrance having been cleared by Letos’ expedition, he found it safe
    to enter. His progress was swift, as Seath was slow to replace the
    losses Aeter had caused to his forces. Eventually he found Logan, who
    was working in a secluded room, surrounded by books. To Andarta’s great
    surprise, what he was studying was none other than which he required to
    master. His study was focused on the use of crystals, which could be in
    turn used as part of magic. According to the archives, crystals were not
    just mere tools for use as a part of sorcery or to fuse with weapons.
    They were in essence linked to the root of sorcery; they were linked to the soul.

    Logan
    and Andarta worked tirelessly, they first learned to use crystals as a
    part of sorcery, and fuse the power of crystals to the power of the soul
    and the sorcery that became of it. Powerful
    magics were formed,
    beyond anything ever before using the principles that Seath himself
    developed. He had used crystals to make his own self into a catalyst.
    This magic Logan found, would be the secret to unlocking the creation of
    crystalline weaponry and the most powerful catalyst of all, fused with
    the power of the soul and crystal; the crystallised catalyst.

    Finally
    Andarta and Logan found the secret to the forging of these weapons
    using the crystal ember, weapons that had great power, but imperfect and
    brittle. Logan slowly perfected the
    technique until he finally
    crafted a single perfect creation from the flame; a tin, crystallised
    catalyst. At this time though, Logan had become secretive. He created
    another sorcery, his last sorcery. However, this final knowledge of
    crystals however drove Logan to anger and dismay, rejecting Andarta’s
    greetings. Without revealing the secrets of the flame, Logan fled away
    to further within the archives, researching about the Primordial Crystal
    itself.

    Andarta, realising he could lose this knowledge of the ember hastily gave chase to Big Hat, and
    cornered
    him in a room laced with crystals. Logan had gone completely mad. He
    did not even recognise Andarta and attacked him with the sorcery they
    had created together. With regret Andarta plunged his sword through
    Logan’s chest and ended his life. He took the Big Hat and the crystal
    catalyst, and also a book in Logan’s own writing, which explained the
    steps to create a perfect crystalline object. Andarta upon returning to
    the room of Logan’s studies found the ember and all of Logan’s
    possessions including his great catalyst crafted from the Archtree
    inside.

    With
    the knowledge he now possessed, Andarta forged a blade solemnly using
    the principles left behind by logan. His soul and crystals were poured
    into the blade, which he then tucked away before leaving, returning to
    Oscar with the knowledge he had sought. When he returned Oscar was
    shocked to see Andarta, he had changed, aged. His figure now instead of
    a Balder forged breastplate had the robes of a sage draped over him,
    and a large rimmed hat hiding his face. In one hand, he held the
    unmistakable catalyst of Logan and the other a crystallised sword from
    Andarta’s country of Balder.

    As Andarta presented the sword to
    Oscar, the grandmaster caught a glimpse of the knight’s eyes. Where
    there was once the youthful look of inquisitive notion was now a cold
    gaze of wisdom. As Andarta told the grandmaster of the ember’s origin
    and danger, Oscar decided that only those who could be deemed worthy to
    withstand the power would wield the crystalline armaments.

    Thus,
    the order of the Crystal Seekers were born, to harness and wield the
    power that drove Logan and Seath to madness and continue the search for
    higher knowledge and sorcery.

    Judgement:
    Since
    usernames rarely make good real names I’ve renamed the knights that
    need it for this. Knights if your toon actually has a name just post it
    and I will change it.

    Boiler – Bero

    Niko – Niko

    Aurea – Aurea

    Sparkly – Spearson


    Gabranth waved up his knights, they had arrived. The Tomb stood before them, the utter
    darkness
    swallowing what little light made it this deep into the catacombs.
    Only the warm glow from Izalith allowed the knights to see, albeit no
    further than an arm’s length away. Bero took point as they entered;
    followed by Spearson, Aurea, Niko and Gabranth brought up the rear,
    despite his wish to take point his stone armour would likely be his
    death.
    Spearson weaved his magic and a slight glow, as bright as could be
    risked, emitted from Bero’s sword, which he kept in front of him
    scanning ledges, directing the group along the path that they had picked
    out. Gabranth breathed a silent prayer that the knights first attack
    here had been successful, and that they had taken maps rather than push
    on.


    The route they took was dangerous, but for the same
    reason Nito’s giants could not patrol the way and it was barely guarded.
    The necromancer and his skeletons that guarded its beginning fell to
    Gabranth’s solo charge, his unnamed greatsword cleaving through 3
    skeletons and taking the necromancer’s arm in one swing. A quick
    reversing of the hands allowed a swift uppercut through its chest
    finishing it off, and a bash with the hilt caving the skeletons skull
    in. After 10 minutes along the path they encounter a lone skeleton.
    Bero pushes his blade through its chest and then scrapes it off along
    the cliff face before it can attack.


    The rest of the journey passes in silence as the knight’s edge forwards encountering no
    further
    resistance. At the end of the path they come to the outer vault, a
    short jump separating it from their walkway. Spearson jumps first,
    easily making it. Bero jumps second, some difficulty but easily
    managed. Gabranth jumps second, a running start giving him enough to
    make it, except just as he jumps the ledge edge gives way under his
    weight and he plummets. His outstretched hand grasps the air. Spearson
    throws himself down barely grasping Gabranth’s wrist. Bero throws
    himself on top of Spearson arresting his fall. Niko and Aurea leap as
    one, immediately grabbing Spearson as they land. Niko uses her blades
    to hook into Gabranth’s armour and ease off the weight on Spearson.
    Slowly, the 4 pull Gabranth up. Once they pull his chest over Gabranth
    heaves himself over, the knights tumbling backwards.


    Before
    the others can catch their breath Gabranth is up and pulling the
    knights onwards. The slip has cost them time and their efforts will have
    been heard. Now more than ever
    they need to move. They sprint to
    the vault entrance Gabranth now leading. As he turns a corner he swings
    his sword in front of him. The blade slices through the leg of a
    giant’s collapsing it. A twirl over his head brings it down on the
    fallen remains crushing it to powder. Spearson emerged next, a blast
    of magic soaring over Gabranth’s head exploding on the vault wall. The
    blast hit nothing but sent a storm of dust and bone flying through the
    air obscuring the entire landscape before the vault. Before the storm
    covered his eyes Gabranth noted the defenders and their positions, 5
    more giants, 3 gravesworn and at least a dozen phantoms. As the other
    knights rounded the corner he signalled them their targets. He counted
    down, 3 fingers ... 2 fingers ... 1 finger, his fist closed and they
    moved. Bero spearheaded the charge, his shield protecting him as his
    greatsword swung mighty arcs to either side, crushing many of the
    summoned phantoms. Spearsons magic followed, great blasts of magic
    keeping the guards dazed. Niko ran up the vault wall, leaping off it
    and executing a backflip mid air before plunging down in top of one of
    the gravesworn, her twin blades penetrating either side of its neck.
    Aurea followed Spearson halfway before splitting off and leaping at the
    other giants. His divine mace burnt their bones and caused them to
    crumble while he danced between their legs watching them fall one by
    one. Gabranth himself followed last, but his charge was most important.
    As his knights passed their tactics blew away the fog, and the guards
    recovered ready to strike. His battle cry roared through their ranks as
    he plunged into them, an unstoppable wall of rock crushing all those
    who stood before him. “BY MY BLADE OF JUSTICE I PASS YOUR JUDGEMENT!”
    he roared. His blade cleft the second gravesworn in twain from head to
    toe. The phantoms that rushed him could not penetrate his armour and he
    destroyed them with swings of his blade or fists covered in rock. The
    third gravesworn leapt to meet him, its scythe hacking at his armour.
    This one was skilled, its scythe aimed
    for the joints in his armour
    as it danced away from his blows. His armour slowed him to much and he
    could not keep up. The gravesworn grew more viscious, Gabranth started
    feeling pain as it pierced his joints. “ENOUGH” he roared. Dropping
    his blade he caught the scythe mid swing and pulled, wrenching it from
    the gravesworn’s grip. Suddenly unarmed the gravesworn backed off but
    could not escape Gabranth. He punched it in the face sending it reeling
    backwards. Its rose slowly, blood pouring from its face. “I JUDGE YOU
    GUILTY” he roared and kicked the gravesworn. Its ribcage caved in and
    the limp body fell off the cliff and dropped into the darkness below.
    Gabranth retrieved his sword but saw the battle over, Aurea having
    finished off all 5 giants while Niko had helped the others kill the
    phantoms which had eventually died with their masters.


    The
    vault door was caved in by the combined efforts of Bero and Gabranth.
    Inside sat the large divine ember which the 2 carried back. Despite the
    danger they managed to take the same route back, a bridge of bones
    allowing them to cross the gap with no danger. At the start of the Tomb
    Spearson sent a missile of magic into the sky, signalling the attack.
    The knights of Havel cleared a path for the group to escape with the
    ember.


    Back at the burg Oscar met Gabranth as he cleaned his blade. “Have you found a name for it yet?” asked Oscar.
    “I believe so” replied Gabranth.
    “I thought so. Bero already briefed me. Good work Judge Gabranth.”
    Gabranth looked at Oscar with knowing in his eyes. “Thank you sir.”
    Oscar
    nodded and left. As Oscar walked away Gabranth turned back to his
    blade. As he cleaned it he traced the newly etched figures in his
    blade. Judgement.
    The Alliance:
    The alarm
    sounded, sentries were instantly alert. Ballistae were loaded and
    crossbows mounted on the wall for accuracy. Troop formations appeared
    through the archives marching to the front door, ready to repel
    invaders. The Dragonslayers assembled at the forefront, spears held
    ready, the Knights of Havel and Sunlit Knights covering their flanks.
    The seekers lined the upper aisles; supported by the mage knights they
    raised their catalysts ready to rain sorcery on intruders. The
    lifehunters had arrived.


    They arrived in a group, 4 wide
    and 20 deep. Crossbows, ballistae and talismans followed the group,
    each targeting a separate part of the group showing the hours of
    training the knights in defence of their new home. At the front a group
    of 3 led them. The Wyrmhero walked in the centre, his armour freshly
    painted and resplendent in its colour. Ahhotep, his newest second in
    command, replacing Etraiu the deserter, walked on his left. His twin
    blades sheathed on his back. The crossbreed dragon Spurgun was on his
    right. The Dragon’s form raised mutterings among the assembled soldiers
    and even some Dragonslayers raised eyebrows at their brazenness.


    The
    procession halted with the hand 5 metres from the Dragonslayers.
    Neither of the 2 sides had weapons drawn but the tension was easy to
    see. The 2 sides stared at each other for a minute until the
    Dragonslayers broke into 2 groups forming an aisle. Between them walked
    the Noble Knight’s command. Oscar passed through first in his golden
    armour followed by Lady Mildred in hers. Ser Allant in her brightly
    polished Astoran armour came third and Gabranth rumbled in forth, his
    rock armour shaking the floor with each step and
    Judgement hanging from his side.

    “Hand” growled Oscar.
    “Oscar” responded the Hand coldly.

    The
    pair stared at each coldly again, the entire hall silent in
    anticipation. The Hand raised his hand and waved his ranks apart. The 2
    outer ranks split off allowing the 2 inner ranks to move forward. A
    barely dressed woman led the groups, innocently twirling a massive
    scythe in her hands. It was then Oscar looked past the lifehunters and
    noticed who the centre ranks contained. Row upon row of men and women
    in the armour of knights made up the bulk of the lifehunter force. Each
    had a hood over their head but their armour made them immediately
    identifiable. Oscar was taken aback for a second, unbelieving of what
    he was seeing.


    “I request your aid Oscar. I bring your knights taken prisoner back as an offering of goodwill.”
    Oscar was silent for a time. The lifehunters were a sworn enemy. “What do you want Hand?”

    The
    hand waved again. The barely clothed woman walked back into their
    ranks and pulled out a man dressed, unlike the others, in rags. With a
    flourish she pulled off the hood and Aeter stared back at Oscar. For
    the second time Oscar was speechless. He had
    assumed Aeter dead after he had stayed behind to buy the knights enough time to escape.


    “The Gravesworn must fall Oscar. I am willing to put aside your actions until they are destroyed.”
    Oscar
    turned to his regimental commanders. One by one they nodded at him.
    He turned back to the Hand and stuck his gauntlet out. “Till the
    Gravesworn are destroyed.”

    The hand grasped his gauntlet “Till the tomb is cleansed.”

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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:01 pm

    Challenges

    Thanks to FinPeku for the pic big grin

    The Great Cleansing of Lordran Challenge

    Its time. You have earnt 5 prestige already, you have proven yourself a powerful knight, your worth earnt in battle. But now you hunger for more, your passion at your goal drives you. You will not stop until Lordran is free, you will cleanse it of evil. And most of all, you will do it looking right. The challenge consists of large pve parts with a few small pvp bits in between. It will test all of you and your toons skills. The SL cap for the challenge is 120. It must also be completed in NG+ or above (although no extra prestige is awarded for higher NGs). To make the challenge a little easier you may use any toon that fufills the requirements, not just your knights toon. The challenge must be completed solo, no summons are allowed. When you are required to fight a leader you may fight them after you have killed the boss for that area. If you lose against a leader you must wait 3 days befor you can fight them again.

    First is the cleansing of the ToG. You might fight and kill the Gravesworn leader (Either Viral/Fed or DxV04) on their home turf. You must also kill Nito wearing the Knight of Havel's gear.

    The cleansing of the archives. You must fight and kill the lifehunter's leader (Wyrmhero or Shkar) and kill Seath wearing the Dragonslayer's gear.

    The cleansing of Lost Izalith. You must first kill the followers leader (Joebroski or ChaosServantSpectre) and also eliminate every bounding demon wearing the Sunlit Knights's gear.

    The cleansing of New Londo. You must first kill the darklstalker leader (Billy or Dancash) and kill the 4 kings wearing The Crystal Seeker's gear.

    So you've cleansed Lordran right? Nope. Next up you have to kill ... the bridge wyvern. But for aded challenge you are only allowed to deal damage when he is on the bridge, not up there roosting. The only time you may hit him while he's up there is to bring him down.

    Now your just looking forward to sitting back and relaxing right? Hanging your nice shiny 3 new prestige on your wall? Well you've still got another challenge. You must first fight the POLG leader (Nsane32 or DarkW17) and fight Gwyn wearing your original knightly gear, weapon upgrades are allowed, armour upgrades are not, without parrrying him.

    And after all that up simply have to link iwith the fire to complete the challenge. Easy aye? Now for your reward. As mentioned before you get a 3 brand spanking new prestige. You are also now eligible for titles.

    Titles
    As part of this polishing I am adding titles. They are not however, easy to get. To begin with you must complete the great cleansing challenge. But that does not give you a title. You must then earn it separately by writing some insanely good lore or doing really well in a war. These are something to earn, to really strive for. Now go out and get some prestige!

    The Bodyguard Escort Challenge
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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:02 pm

    And obligatory extra post in case I want to add more stuff to my amazing cov big grin
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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by FellipeMariano on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:03 pm

    Holy mother god!

    That's a lot of reserved spaces.

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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:10 pm

    And now they're all filled!


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by dancash1808 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:21 pm

    Wilks told me to inform you that he is a ganking sunbro with no honour in the forest at SL 209...
    I dont know if this him applying to the knights or some show of loyalty to your values you set him, I'm just the messenger silly


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:23 pm

    I guess I'll have to unleash the brotherhood again *sigh*
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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:23 pm

    dancash1808 wrote:Wilks told me to inform you that he is a ganking sunbro with no honour in the forest at SL 209...
    I dont know if this him applying to the knights or some show of loyalty to your values you set him, I'm just the messenger silly
    Where did you hear this? what lies do you speak of!?


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:26 pm

    Wilks I'm afraid I have to trust Dan, he is after all completely trustworthy and a-
    Wait a minute!


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by dancash1808 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:27 pm

    Dough, when have I ever misled you... besides you are in the skype chat containing the message. you can just check if you dont trust me sad sad


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:28 pm

    [7:18:42 PM] Wilkinson3424: Cosplaying in the forest as shiva! SL 201... its fun...
    [7:19:06 PM] Wilkinson3424: Im a praiser of the suns! (tell dough i said that)
    [7:22:12 PM] Mike: lol
    [7:22:15 PM] Mike: ok silly
    [7:22:24 PM] dan: I have. check the new NK thread
    [7:24:39 PM] dan: wilks? you still here?


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by dancash1808 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:29 pm

    Dough is in the chat you fool. good effort though.
    and I am annoyed that my character is besmirched simply because I am in the darkstalkers! >.>


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:35 pm

    dancash1808 wrote:I think dough sucks btw, LOL im gonna delete this really fast so noone can see it >.< AND ALSO IM A FULL OUT BRONY!

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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by Darksomething56 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:38 pm

    hmm MADNESS SHALL BEGIN since it already has


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by biotheimpaler on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:41 pm

    Woo new thread and already off to a good start! XD


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    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:42 pm

    Skittlez work for the bronies, WHAT'CHA GONNA DO?


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    Re: The Noble Knights, the final thread

    Post by Darksomething56 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:45 pm

    oh no this is bad... so many people being turned into bronies! this is bad for all.. (btw nothing against bronies and their funny at times)


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    eh.... wilks is just weird. silly


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    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:55 pm

    biotheimpaler wrote:eh.... wilks is just weird. silly
    IM NOT WEIRD... im normal... your the weird ones!


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    Post by biotheimpaler on Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:00 pm

    I don't know about that haha


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