02-06-2012, 12:57 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
The SoL Guide to RP volume 1: Night Elves
So remember when I said "I'd love to write a RP guide on night elves but I'm too busy?"
And then remember when I also said, probably drunk, that I am the Admin of Scrolls of Lore, the single most destructive force in the world (of Warcraft)?
Well I'm going to harness that power. Because if slave labor was good enough for the pyramids oh you'd best believe it's good enough for me!
So here's what I'ma do. I'm going to have you guys help me write a RP guide, especially find cited sources for it- since that's the problem with a lot of RP guides, they present the writers' fanon as canon. Well that aint how I fly. I want quest IDs, I want page numbers, I want comic issues.
So here's the structure of the guide- I want you to find information relevant to these sections, maybe a little summary of what you have (especially if it's not a quest or something that can be easily linked to). Remember that the RPG is not canon and that newer lore takes precedence over old lore. Start with Cata-era information and work your way back, chances are information from the WCIII era has probably been retconned.
When providing a citation please state what part of the guide it is relevant to, or if is not yet part of the guide but you find the citation is an important piece of lore, feel free to suggest an addition
*Night elves then and night elves now
*The "purple human" fallacy
*Progressivism for the Eternals
*Common night elf RPer mistakes
*Evolutionary history of the night elves
*Wars with the trolls
*War of the Shifting Sands
*End of Eternity
*World of Warcraft-WotLK
*Cataclysm and beyond
Biology of a night elf
*Highborne- just how different are they?
Magic and spirituality of the modern night elf
*Relationship between night elf religion and voodoo
*Ancient/Loa and their relationship with druidism
*What is Elune and what makes her special?
*The Arcane taboo hypocrisy
*Egalitarianism in the post Reign of Chaos era
Government and Politics
Part 1: Domestic issues
*Ethnicity in the night elf state- who is a "Kaldorei"?
*Nobility and gentry: then and now
*Structure of the government, a gyno-theocratic military dictatorship
*Where does the Cenarion Circle fit in?
*Citizenship in the night elf state
*Presence of secret police and the political prisoner conundrum
Part 2: International relations
*Night elves, isolationism and globalization
*Integration within the Alliance
*Acceptance or lack there of of technology
*Proliferation of night elf culture relating to Worgen
*Relationship with the Horde
*Relations with neutral organizations
*Relationships with hostile organizations
Domestic life of the average night elf citizen
*Individual employment and industry
Attitudes of the average night elf
*Provide at least three possible night elf viewpoints, I'm thinking traditionalist sentinel/druid, glass-ceiling breaking pioneer and highborne
*Provide how each night elf might react to different class-race combinations
*Provide how each night elf might react to certain types of magic
*Provide how each night elf may look upon certain organizations and religions
Anything I missed, guys? Now go. Do my bidding.