Teatime <<Tea>> is a med-heavy role-play free company on the FFXIV Balmung server.
The Shroudrose Teahouse and Tavern is a cozy teahouse and bar located within the Lavender Beds of the Twelveswood, serving a wide array of beverages and snacks and selling their own specialty loose-leaf blends of tea. At least, that is what is most publicly known. Less mainstream is the knowledge that the establishment also serves as a front for an information brokerage and private investigations business. Secrets, lies, rumors, intrigue... what is it that you are seeking, or selling, perhaps? Pay us a visit, cut a deal, and spill the tea. Or just enjoy a warm drink and some pleasant company!
Teatime is a free company where we strive to take our role-play seriously and everything else lightly. We wish to provide a space for role-players who are mature and take the initiative to get plots moving, create events, and find role-play. We seek members who enjoy role-play with depth, complex characters, artistic writing, and an approach to lore that is both flexible but respectful to the setting and canon, who look for more in their stories than romance and sex, and who give fair consideration to the other role-players around them. We also enjoy a healthy amount of PvE such as dungeons, trials, and maps; PvP; and social activities such as game nights, movie nights, and voice chat on top of the usual OOC chatter.
While active members are ideal, we understand the demands of real life and we are open to those who may have limited playtime or wish to join on alt characters. We accept characters of all sorts and alignments so long as things make sense in character, and they may be involved in the teahouse, the information brokering business, or both. We accept players both new and old to role-play as long as they meet our standards, and above all else we seek members of all walks of life who are friendly and open-minded. Non-RPers are welcome to join us, as are RPers who may not wish to have their characters associated with the free company IC. We are primarily based in NA eastern time, as are most of our events, but we accept--and have--members from all over the world. Event participation is strongly encouraged, but never mandatory.
If you interested, please review our FC Rules and if you feel you can abide by them, check out our Recruitment Info where you can find an explanation of recruitment process, as well as a link to the application. For those who wish to spend time with us or role-play with us but cannot commit to joining the FC, you are welcome to join our Discord server as a guest. Simply contact us for an invite, but please be mindful that when it comes to RP events with a limited amount of participants, FC members will be given preference, and some activities may be limited to FC members only.
Shroudrose Teahouse and Tavern is our free company estate, a large mansion nestled within the Lavender Beds. The free company house is a public role-play space where anyone is welcome to come role-play at anytime, and can be used as a venue for events with some prior discussion. To stop by when there is a crowd and the place is staffed by player characters, please see the Role-Play Event section below, or the Events tab near the top of the page. If you wish to role-play in the teahouse outside of our event hours, you can assume NPC staff take care of your characters, or you can contact us and we will have a character come assist you if possible. Feel free to come take a look at our decor, and leave a message in the Guest Book if you please! You can learn more about Shroudrose Teahouse and Tavern here.
These are our regularly scheduled RP events. We sometimes host one-off events both private and public, or participate in events hosted by other groups on the server, as well. For a full view of our upcoming events, please check out our calendar!
Our public events are open to anyone and everyone! If you are a stranger, come become a friend!
Teatime - Our open teahouse event, hosted the first and third (and fifth, if there is one!) Monday evening of each month beginning at 7:00 PM eastern time. Enjoy some of our teas and tasty treats! Check out the tea list here!
Happy Hour - Our open tavern event, hosted the last Thursday evening of each month beginning at 9:00 PM eastern time. Kick back with one of our unique cocktails and enjoy some performances!
Our private events are meant for our free company members, often as well as our Discord guests.
Missions (Coming Soon) - Missions are DMed events for the information brokering side of the free company, involving investigation and sometimes combat.
Role-Play Night - A social event on Friday night at 8:00 PM eastern time for our FC members and Discord guests to meet, mingle, and get to know each other, whether it's a night out at an event or just hanging around the teahouse.
We are always glad to role-play with other groups and individuals outside the FC! Please let us know if you are interested in working with us in any capacity.
We are open to...
Information brokering Clients - Please see information on how to hire us here!
Storylines - As allies or as enemies, we are open to plots, pending discussion.
Business Partners - Whether it's transporting goods, providing ingredients, or anything else we might need, the teahouse can strike up a deal!
Retailers - Shroudrose will conditionally allow the bulk purchase of our goods to sell at other businesses!
Performers - We welcome entertainment for our public events whether it is song, dance, stories, or anything otherwise!
If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact the Free Company Leader.
In Game: Faye Covington
Discord: Destiny (Faye)#8463