In The Gryphons Aerie, we take a “quality over quantity” approach to membership. New recruits join on a brief trial period to help foster close bonds of friendship and further strengthen the guild as a whole. New members are given time to settle in and adjust to the workings of the guild without having the pressure to contribute to the guild (although, participation is highly encouraged and aids in a successful trial membership).
There are no character race or class requirements; membership is open to all. We do not judge a person’s membership qualifications based on race, nationality, sexuality, or gender identification. Many members of the guild are either part of, or allies of, the LGBT community. What truly matters is how you act and treat others.
We believe in helping our members as much as possible. All one needs to do is ask and we’ll do our best to aid with answers, a battle buddy or three, learning how to RP, or even some gear to give you a better chance against all the nasties. We do not require specific builds to run dungeons/fractals, nor do we encourage or teach “speed runs”.
If “The Aerie” sounds like the right home for you, stop by our website and fill out the application. We look forward to meeting you and roaming Tyria togther!
Guild Lore (work in progress):
During the Krytan Wars and the rise of the White Mantle, there were many people who fell victim to the oppression and devastation. Driven from their homes, those lucky enough to escape the clutches of the White Mantle with their lives banded together and settled on the outskirts of the great Maguuma Jungle.Though word eventually reached the small village that the war had ended and the White Mantle scattered, the people still feared the possibility that small groups of White Mantle might find them.
Scouts were sent out into the jungle to search for a safe place to call home. Many weeks passed before they returned with news. Hidden deep within were some ancient ruins that fit what they sought. In a short time, the village was ready to move and secure their new home. The work went quickly with every able person helping to clear the ruins and in a month, the ruins were transformed into a stronghold where the people could live in safety. Whispered rumors of a hidden sanctuary, named "The Gryphon's Aerie", that offered refuge to all who sought it spread throughout Kryta and the people began to trickle in.
For many years, The Aerie, as it was nicknamed, flourished. Yet, as peace took over Tyria, the stronghold's need started to wane. In time, as fewer and fewer sought refuge within the walls, the Aerie returned to the ruins it was built on. Time ticked by and eventually even the memory of it faded away. The only clues to the history were countless rolled scrolls and thick tomes sealed away within stone tombs; waiting for a day when the Aerie would be needed once again.
After being set up by a rival street gang in Divinity's Reach, a pair of sisters were forced into hiding and headed west to find a safe place they could stay. Their travels took them all the way into the dusty wastes of the once lush Maguuma Jungle, where they came across some ruins. Realizing that it was once home to humans, they set about turning it into a place where they could be safe.
The sisters sent messages to others of their gang, inviting them to join them at their new hideout. By word of mouth, more people came to "The Aerie", as the sisters learned what the stronghold was once called, and were welcomed. With their past lives of thievery hidden from nearly all who settled in "The Aerie", the stronghold began to grow as all kinds of people came from merchants and artisans to mercenaries and soldiers willing to lend a protective blade for a few coin.
Membership requirements/guidelines: We have an 18+ age requirement.. Prospective members are expected to uphold the rules and demonstrate a desire to be a part of the guild family during their trial period.
Playstyle: PvE/RP (optional PvP on a per person basis)
RP Level: Light
Game Server: Tarnished Coast
Time Zone: Currently we're running on an East Coast US schedule. Adjustments may be made to accommodate as many people as possible depending on their locations.
Voice Server: TeamSpeak3
Official Guild Website: http://www.thegryphonsaerie.com
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to send me a private message.
Edited by Aria Silverfyre, 11 July 2014 - 06:01 AM.