My one lonely Charr is forever separated from his Warband, doomed to eternally open the same JP chest each day.
Aka… I quickly discovered I couldn’t play a charr since their running animation makes me motion sick. I did not delete the character, tried again after a while, no go. By then I didn’t want to lose an original toon.
What was the character’s warband like?
I like to hear how people named the characters in their warbands and what brought them to that name/naming convention.
My krewe is also working on projects without me
I’m not exactly sociable enough to say I had guildies/friends who were my warband.
My two Charr characters are imagined to be as such, though.
1st: Caecelia Sootshroud (Revenant)
She was often a target of her peers at the fahrar she was raised in with other cubs hoping to assert dominance over other members. Caecelia loves learning how to incorporate other techniques into her own kitten nal of skills, and often used these scraps as opportunity to employ and hone new tricks and skills against her fellow charr.
Caecelia got the name “Sootshroud” from her most memorable trick – after helping clean out some discarded exhaust cylinders from an Iron Legion vehicle, she was able to use the soot that had accumulated with some other items to create a smoke bomb. It was used once when a group of cubs decided to take her at once, where she used the cover to quickly incapacitate them.
Her study of an ever expanding range of fighting techniques would eventually lead her imagination to the employment of the skills of whatever she could uncover of Legendary warriors, in hopes of one day becoming just as great, if not succeeding them.
She wont say it, but studying that stuff has made her somewhat bookish as of late
Selrida Ironshatter (Warrior)
From the same fahrar as Caecelia, she’s spent much of her time there trying on armor and training weapons, and often damaging them in the process from stress or the gear in question not being very durable or worn as is. She got her name when trying a two-handed mace strike against another cub’s shield while sparring, simultaneously denting the worn shield beyond usability and breaking both of the old mace’s heads.
Both joined Blood Legion and worked together a number of times. Caecelia’s cooler head and skillset (or as Selrida calls it: her underhanded tricks) has made her the de-facto leader of the pair, though Selrida’s brute strength and tenacity is never underappreciated.
The two are looking for another member to add to their eventually formed Soot Warband I was supposed to make a Guardian, but havent thought of a decent name or backstory but they’ve held their own as a pair since.
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I’ll share a few of my Charrs’ warband but would like to know what the premise is to change names? If your old warband (perhaps from their youth) disbands for some reason, would a Charr change their name at all? Incorporate some of their old name into another? Or is the last name not important in regards to your warband?
The last name is very important (unless it’s a descriptor like “The Furious” which is not a warband name). Charr naming convention has the last name holding two parts: an individual designator and the warband’s name. The warband name can be the start or end of the surname. Corollary: If you name your charr with Blood, Ash, or Iron in the last name, you’re claiming s/he is very high up in a legion. It’s like claiming to be a Prince of Kryta in human terms.
I have two charr. One I made at launch, she was originally Talani Razorburn. She was in the Razor warband (a guild created pre-launch that went on strong for a good while, see image below for one of our patrols/drills). Sadly the GM had RL health issues and had to drop the game, so the guild declined. Combining that with not yet having multi guild chat meant I didn’t do much with her, though she got a fair bit of RP early on.
She’s an elementalist, considering herself ranged support. She’s militarily neat – in human terms, the soldier with the coin-bounce bed sheets and the perfectly pressed creases in the slacks and the neatly placed combat boots ready for super-fast donning. She disdains mice, being very prejudiced against them. And she follows orders very well, needing to prove herself part of the military machine to get beyond the anti-magic temperament of the Legions.
When Razor faded away I ended up doing a makeover on her with a name change. From sleek cloud leopard to bulked up mottled orange and black, from Talani Razorburn to Talani Stormburn. No idea what the Storm warband is about, she’s seen no RP in years, but I couldn’t keep the Razor name when I was clearly no longer a Razor.
My other charr is Reverus Farhammer, of the Ash scouting Far warband. He’s the muscle part, known as “The Hammer.” Something freaky happened on a mission to the Mists (I did post that origin story in the Creative forums long ago) and he became a Revenant. I haven’t RP’d him but he’s ready to go at need.
Charr do change their last names when they change warbands. Rox is actually an example of this- her’s was originally Pickheart, but she switched to Whetstone while she was trying to join Rytlock’s warband.
It’s not (as far as I know) mandatory, but it can be a matter of life and death. It’s vitally important that a charr fits into their new warband, that they learn to trust their new comrades-in-arms and that the trust goes both ways, and that they all learn to fight as a unit. Clinging to the old warband’s name gets in the way of that. It could come across as not being ready to move on and give the new warband their best, or it could be seen as feeling like the new warband isn’t as good as the old one. Neither one endears you to a new family.
I’ve only got the one charr myself. Cinder is part of the Wood warband, so named because they started out as loggers, then shifted gears to smelting. Cinder disgraced the previous legionnaire sufficiently to have leadership unceremoniously plopped into her lap, and she’s since steered the warband towards her own strengths in diplomacy, but they’re still a relatively dysfunctional and quarrelsome bunch, and desertions a few years back have left them thin on the ground.
The other members of the warband are all background NPCs. Cinder doesn’t see a lot of playtime, between being my second-least-favorite profession and not fitting in with my current RP guild, so there’s been no need/opportunity to entangle her with other players’ characters.
My warrior is Carracido Rustclaw, from the Iron Legion and the Rust warband, and my ele is Circe Sharpfrost, from the Ash Legion and without an official warband.
They havent seen real RP since my guild isn’t really RP oriented, but I like to imagine them as part of a larger effort from the Charr to strenghten alliances with other races within the Pact: Circe uses her ice oriented magic to provide surprise attacks or distraction operations for the Order of Whispers, while Carracido and his band have specialized themselves in the protection of squishy scholars in the Priory.
that it makes every other class in the game boring to play.”
My Charrs’ warbands are made up of alts.
My first character is a charr named Nyoka Gorefell. She is a Blood Legion warrior and leads the Gore warband. Alts from her warband all have “Gore” in their surname (Thorn Gorecrow, Sezra Gorescourge, ect…)
The Gore Warband is my cast of evil characters—Nyoka aims to become the next Blood Legion Imperator. Gore Warband is made up of renegade sympathizers, murderers, and power mongers. Nyoka herself is a sociopath.
My “good guy” charr are a band of gladium—and those who grew up outside Ascalon entirely. They don’t have a leader, and they don’t share surnames. Albane Memorykeeper is my main “good” charr. After losing her first warband and deserting her second (which was Gore warband), she became disillusioned with the charr ‘system’ and escaped Ascalon with another deserter named Myas.
Last is Dalgarn Flameveiled, a Godforged Flame Legion Shaman.
My full roster of charr characters includes…
and the non-gores…
Asynda the Harlot
The screenshot is of Nyoka. As my first GW2 character, she gets the most playtime
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I have.. a lot of charr. A lot of them are not closely intertwined with each others stories and off the top of my head I do not think I have multiple charr in the same warband. However, some of my friends have made charr that belong to the same warband as some of my characters, such as the Steam warband and War Warband (lol).
Avalix Sootwatcher (Avalix Belus, as she was my first character I made and I didn’t know anything about charr lore at the time) is a young Charr that was left Gladium when the entirety of her warband was ambushed by a Flame Legion raiding party at their station in the Brand. The only reason Ava survived was because she had been sent north to scout ahead by her Legionnaire. When she returned to her camp with her findings all she found was a blood bath and a few straggling goldies. In a desperate effort to avenge her fallen ‘bandmates she attacked the Flame charr and managed to take out those that remained, but at the price of her drake, Snaggletooth’s, life. Refusing to join another warband amidst the urging of her tribunes, she ultimately registered as Gladium and now wanders the world in search of a place that feels like home.
Colias Steamcaller is an Ash Legion Centurion that presides over multiple legionnaires of the Steam Warband. She is very.. large, and can be quite intimidating at first glance, but honestly Colias is just a big ol’ mother hen. She would do anything if it meant keeping her ‘bandmates safe, as long as it doesn’t mean surrendering to any Flamelickers. Her warband often is stationed in various parts of Ascalon to deal with the plague of phantoms, and occasionally to oppose Flame Legion presence when they pop up. Some other members (played by friends) of this warband include Hommut Steamtooth, Bijoux Steamwalker, Ferrala Steamchase and Meer Steamrise.
Iraa Tornthroat is a hot-headed, stubborn and bigoted Blood Legion warrior that got stationed with the rest of her warband in Lake Doric during the White Mantle assault as part of the Charr showing good faith on their treaty / cease-fire negotiations. As you can imagine, she is not too happy about being there. Iraa strongly believes that the humans should fight their own battles, especially since the Charr should be worrying about threats more immediate to them such as controlling the Brand, keeping the ghosts in check and making sure more than a few Flame skulls get cracked together. All her ’bandmates are NPCs besides one: Tex Blisterthroat.
Roarst Sunwalker was my third Charr, a grumpy Flame Shaman. He was born and raised Blood and the high legions were all that he had ever known growing up. However, when his younger sister was tried and convicted of being a Flame Legion spy due to her stance on faith, Roarst began to harbor resentment the longer the trial went on. The tribunal decided execution was a proper punishment and haunted by the (unjust and unwarranted) death of his sibling, Roarst deserted Blood and sought out Flame. Not because he agrees with their ideologies, or their mission, but because that was the biggest “kitten you” he could think of to rub salt into fresh wounds while he enacted vengeance.
Veska Seabound, Durga Dreameater, Basil Plaguebite, Dasva Redcloud, Mieko Dawnreaver, Jaws Rotweaver, Rhagar Shroudreign and Viir the Butcher are all Gladium for one reason or another. Veska is a pirate captain, Durga is a whispers interrogator, Basil is… Basil, Dasva is a cub that was born into Flame but was given a chance at freedom when another charr made their escape and took her with them, Mieko and her brother are fleeing unfortunate circumstance, Rhagar is a mercenary and Viir kinda hunts down criminals and deals with them. Brutally.
Vaxile Pridebane, Vyre Sweetfire, Caas Grimdrake, Rahl Rouselight, Ossa Onyxblood and Orus Warsong all have warbands but if I listed many more in big blurbs I’d fear for the length of this post. Vaxile’s warband is made up of misfits pulled from their fahrar’s for one reason or another. The Sweet Warband (Vyre’s) volunteers at an orphanage. Caas is the head of a decent sized splinter-faction of Blood legion charr that operate independently in the Fields of Ruin. Rahl is currently waiting for her warband to make it to the agreed rendezvous point in case they were ever separated, Ossa is a powerful Druid who has been exposed to celestial magic so often her blood now runs black instead of red and Orus Warsong is a warrior that leads battle anthems when their warband marches to war.
After leaving their old warbands behind in order to join an Order, the Pact, etc, my characters banded together with other charr in a similar position. So, they are now in one of three warbands, one for each Legion.
Ebon Warband (Ash Legion)
Gaius Ebonmask: Mesmer of the Vigil
Thespia Ebonshift: Mesmer of the Order of Whispers
Silvanus Ebonbow: Ranger of the Order of Whispers
Diana Ebontrap: Ranger of the Durmand Priory
Brutus Ebonblade: Thief of the Order of Whispers
Laverna Ebonshade: Thief of the Durmand Priory
Null Warband (Iron Legion)
Octavius Nullgear: Engineer of the Vigil
Varinia Nullcraft: Engineer of the Vigil
Albus Nullshield: Guardian of the Order of Whispers
Athena Nullflame: Guardian of the Vigil
Charon Nullbone: Necromancer of the Durmand Priory
Mania Nullblood: Necromancer of the Durmand Priory
Scorn Warband (Blood Legion)
Orcus Scornstone: Elementalist of the Durmand Priory
Hekate Scornbolt: Elementalist of the Order of Whispers
Janus Scornmist: Revenant of the Durmand Priory
Styx Scornblow: Revenant of the Order of Whispers
Ferox Scornclaw: Warrior of the Vigil
Victoria Scornhowl: Warrior of the Vigil
Perhaps the only RP-oriented guild on the server
Main Character: Farathnor (sylvari ranger) 1 of 22
If you truly must know, all of my characters are charr, however only two of them have stories behind them.
My ranger, Ember Wandertooth is a gladium, her warband was slaughtered by ghosts, her, and her twin survived(another player) her twin is in a RP warband, she however went her own way, joining the priory.
the other, is named Lucina Astralshard, and she is part of the Shard warband.
but, my other charrs include
Murina Ghostblade(Engineer of the iron legion, and Vigil), Surina Chillbite(Warrior, part of both ash legion and the OOW), Kainda Redpaw(Guardian, part of iron legion and the Priory), Requiem Myre(Mesmer, part of ash legion and the OOW), and Fate Spiritweaver(Revenant, and nothing else at the moment.)
When GW2 first launched, my guild started a guild warband. It was a very fun exercise in unity. We invited all guildies who wanted to, and still offer to all new guildies, who create a Charr character to join the Fell warband. It’s become kind of a large warband and I can’t keep them all straight, but we’ve got Fellblade, Fellshot, Fellspine, Fellheart, Fellsnow, Fellmyst, Fellstorm, Fellfire, Fellfang, just to name a few. Guild warband ftw!
Leader of the Guardians of Light (GoL)
We are Hearth warband and have 6-10 members. What makes us different is that we chose Hearth to be at the end of our last name instead of the beginning. For example: my Charr mesmer is Xola MindHearth. We chose it because – in the end – “We always return Home. We return to our Hearth.”
Slash Redmaw of the Red warband, Blood Legion. Me and a few other people had a sortof theme going near launch, but I think most of them quit playing.
The warband was;
.I forget the last two’s names but I’m sure you get the reference.
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