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The Astral Advent (Formerly known as The Astral Agency, Astral Agents, or The Agency) is an adventuring free company that works closely with the auspices of the Adventurers’ Guild. Built from the ashes of the now defunct Astral Agency, the company hopes to steadily evolve into a successful and sustainable business, as well as a place for anyone willing to work to make a life for themselves. The Advent is a steady source of work for adventurer, crafter and gather alike. The Free Company’s premises is located at the Goblet of Thanalan, Plot 43 of the 12th Ward. ||| The Advent seeks to provide an all inclusive lifestyle for any person with adventuring, crafting or gathering skill. It provides work in the form of leves and other contracted jobs that individuals or groups can complete in order to bring in gil. The range of work that the company takes on is extensive, but limited to the laws of the realm’s city states and the Eorzean Alliance on the whole. ||| An adventurer, crafter or gatherer is first admitted into the Advent by a member with the authority to do so. They are required to submit themselves to a brief interview in order to open their company file. The file will be used to determine what their proficiencies are, so that suitable work may be directed to them. It’s also used to keep track of their progress and contributions to the company. Once the admission is complete, they are issued a linkshell and given a general repeat of the rundown on the house, its amenities and its operations. The new member is encouraged to take on a job from the levemete for starters. Once the job is done, the company takes a small portion of the pay and distributes the rest among the participating individuals. The gil collected goes toward the upkeep of the house and grounds, as well as providing other amenities for its members.

Active

Active

Server

Balmung

Group Type

Free Company

RP Intensity

Theme

Adventuring, Story Driven

Recruitment

Open
  1. What's new in this club
  2. Berrod Armstrong

    Under Cobalt Skies

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    A new resource of knowledge and healing both is being put together within the Advent's ranks.
  3. Berrod Armstrong

    Torrents and Pirates, Part 1.

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    The Astral Agency had gained a reputation for itself among some sky pirates after ridding the skies of the merciless and savage Blueskulls some turns past. After hearing that many of the Agency’s members are now with the Advent, one Sky Pirate captain has a weighty request… ((A meeting style event hosted at Advent Hall to kick off a small plot!)) ((Friday October 19th, 8pm EST))
  4. Berrod Armstrong

    Mansion of Misery

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  5. The time has come to add some new blood to our ranks (and to the walls and floor, depending…)! What is the Astral Advent, you ask? We’re an adventuring Free Company that operates out of the Goblet in Thanalan, with the blessing of the Adventurer’s Guild. We got into trouble a lot – hell, our old Company was shut down because of it, but things are looking bright going forward! We’ll probably still get into trouble, but not the kind that involves mass unemployment. Maybe death, but at least you’d have died employed! No risk, no reward, so the adventurers say. We’ve had several adventures over the years, some of them lasted a couple weeks, while others have lasted moons. We’ve lost people along the way, good souls – but they’re never forgotten. It’s a part of the lifestyle, really…and if you hone your skills and keep your wits about you, it’s unlikely that you’ll meet that fate. We’re all inclusive in the sense that we are able to provide everything an adventurer needs once they complete jobs for us, and very inclusive regarding who we allow within our ranks. Of course – we have our limits. Void-touched, void-possessed, and pure-blooded Garleans need not apply. Sorry Garlean folks, while the company would be an ideal place for Garlean deserters, we’re obligated to forward those to the Eorzean Alliance so that those cases can be handled properly and transparently. We can’t ignore the political climate out there. Repatriated conscripts will be looked at on a case-by-case basis. Outside of the aforementioned, we’re pretty welcoming! I can imagine the leadership of the company cringing at that recruitment spiel…granted, it does set the tone. But yes! We’re recruiting. We’re looking for roleplayers on Balmung who enjoy a mix of slice-of-life and thrilling adventure, as well as interacting with a bunch of meme loving fuckssprightly individuals who are often eager to jump at the roleplay presented to them! We’ve recently ended our latest story arc, End of Agent which involved the destruction and shut-down of the old Astral Agency and the birth of the Astral Advent. The semi-IC portion gave a glance into what we are, but I feel the need to point out what we are not. Despite some opinions and impressions, we are not a ‘Bara’ or ERP FC. Take a look at the FC blog! You can get a decent idea of the kind of stuff we do. We have a heavy LGBTQIA presence, sure but – that just kind of happens when people from all over come together to play a game. We just have all sorts, and welcome all sorts. But oh no! Maybe you’ve heard we’ve had drama! A roleplay FC? Drama? In almost five years of operation? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS LIE? GOTTA HIRE A HITMAN. Yes, we’ve had drama, and we have dealt with it as we saw fit, so it goes in a roleplay FC. The good news! The drama is rare! The better news? Half the time the drama doesn’t actually have anything to do with what is actually going on in the FC, and is only hearsay! I’m sure a lot of you know what that’s like. Sometimes people don’t like the way we do things – and that’s fine. There’s so much else out there to choose from! This is kind of a weird paragraph to have in a recruitment post, but honestly I feel like its something that should be said. BACK TO THE FUN STUFF. If you’re interested in recruitment, you can follow the link at the top of the blog to our application. It is a bit involved, but we honestly WANT TO ROOT OUT THE WEAKLINGS just want to make sure that people find the fit that they’re looking for. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message here, or contact Berrod Armstrong, Sarij Rahzersyn or Cerina Borlaaq in game.
  6. Berrod Armstrong

    Let's Play Koechiap!

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    Another leve another gil! A business order for a large amount of fish-pickled brine has come in from a culinary group looking to recreate an Othard seasoning! There's fish to be caught, pickling mixtures to be concocted and money to be made! A tidy sum to be made--hopefully enough to compensate for reeking of vinegar and fish when it's all said and done! [A social event with 'busy work' activities. This will take place in two parts--the initial retrieval of the fish and then the pickling bit. Come for fun, talk and fish! Open to all both early and late-comers!]
  7. Berrod Armstrong

    Cardamom, What a Loss!

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    A leve has been picked up by Tarot to help escort a shipment of rich spices and coffee beans from Vesper Bay to the Gates of the Sultana. Payment for the job will be divied up based on the number of helping hands with a bonus of beans and spices for anyone who helps should things get delivered smoothly. [Expect social interactions with a chance of very low-key battles. Encounters may be random but may include other hazards outside of combat! Late-comers welcome!]
  8. CrookedTarot

    Characters OOC with the Company

    Crooked Tarot's: Gannet Fenstanton - Witch / Cunningman located near Camp Tranquil Miles Bezreel - Secretary and Ward of House Bezreel
  9. Berrod Armstrong

    Characters OOC with the Company

    Berrod's: Yukino Migite - Hingan Retainer Farrzwyn Ryssdaegsyn - Sailor that works at The Burly Barnacle Gunnar Bloodblade - Ul'Dahn Merchant and Shady dealer Brady Bradshaw - Independent Adventurer
  10. Not all the characters in the physical FC are IC associated with the company. Some of them actually are on rather poor terms with the company, and others simply just are character concepts that would not fit into the FC company itself for assorted reasons. However, some of them have ideas and plots that would honestly work out as their own FC, but the player prefers to be able to hang out with the FC on that character for PVE reasons or simply because it is more fun to chat and plot with friends. These characters are alt characters approved to be within the physical FC. A list can help clear out confusion and assist in RP hooks. Sarij's: Norowareta Yuki - Hingan Lord Mhrazwyn Ryssdaegsyn - Sailor that works at The Burly Barnacle Iex Moks - Au Ra in the air (aka needing rework)
  11. Sarij/Norowareta

    Ongoing RP Plots

    Title: 3 Most Recent Event: Cancer of Zevaigoth Character: Grave Shadow, Sergei Harlenk Plot Hooks: (This Arc is coming to a close soon (tm).) Currently there is some sort of crystalline growth occurring near Black Brush and the Antlings. These crystals seem to consume aether and grow from the fuel. Agents have been engaged in dealing with the threat of Zeviagoth for some time. ---- Title: Razor's Return Most Recent Event: What Sleeps Beneath the Waves Character: Sarij Rahzersyn Plot Hooks: Your character is helping gather resources for the Agent's submersible. Character looking into pirates in the region notorious for extra violence and brutality. You character is a mechanic.
  12. CrookedTarot

    Ongoing RP Plots

    Title: Carnivale of Cadmium Most Recent Event: A Boulder Form of Murder Character: Nocturne Philomel Plot Hooks: Inquiries made about or having knowledge pertaining to I-Ching, Geomancy, Madame Wu or the Inqquiry of the Yellow Jackets into the murder of a well-known Arcanist.
  13. CrookedTarot

    Ongoing RP Plots

    This is a topic to post any ongoing plots you may be running on characters or are running for the Company to get involved in as a whole. It is best to post them as the following: Title: [Title of the event] Most Recent Event: [The most recent developments to take place in the event - summary] Character: [Which character of yours, if any, to inquire to or about in regards to getting involved in the plot] Plot Hooks: [Any openings or points of interest that a character could currently explore or discuss to get involves or further/deepen their involvement] ----------------------------------------------------------------- MASTER LIST OF EVENTS [ Tag/Update Me to inform me when things need to be changed!] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Title: 3 Most Recent Event: Cancer of Zevaigoth Character: Grave Shadow, Sergei Harlenk Plot Hooks: (This Arc is coming to a close soon (tm).) Currently there is some sort of crystalline growth occurring near Black Brush and the Antlings. These crystals seem to consume aether and grow from the fuel. Agents have been engaged in dealing with the threat of Zeviagoth for some time. ---- Title: Razor's Return Most Recent Event: What Sleeps Beneath the Waves Character: Sarij Rahzersyn Plot Hooks: Your character is helping gather resources for the Agent's submersible. Character looking into pirates in the region notorious for extra violence and brutality. You character is a mechanic. ---- Title: Carnivale of Cadmium Most Recent Event: A Boulder Form of Murder Character: Nocturne Philomel Plot Hooks: Inquiries made about or having knowledge pertaining to I-Ching, Geomancy, Madame Wu or the Inqquiry of the Yellow Jackets into the murder of a well-known Arcanist.
  14. CrookedTarot

    Player RP Availability

    Crooked Tarot: EST - Eastern Standard Time United States (UTC -05:00) Typical Online Time: Weekdays: Afternoon to Evening Weekends: Any time Special Unavailability: -Wednesday: Running D&D Session in Evening Discord Rp: Yes
  15. CrookedTarot

    Characters IC with the Company

    Crooked Tarot: Adventurer / Runs a Shop that deals in Acquisitions Clayton Abercrombie: Retired Temple Knight / Adventurer Sebastian Sundai: Adventurer Nocturne Philomel: Security Team (Intelligence) / Geisha
  16. Viktor Harlenk

    Characters IC with the Company

    Viktor Harlenk (Horne): Security Team/Adventurer Logan Whytewood: Kitchen Staff/Runs tavern down the street Kenjiro Takata: Student of Mountain's Shadow
  17. Tiergan

    Characters IC with the Company

    Tiergan Vashir - Adventurer/Mercenary Lurial Vashir - Adventurer/Mercenary || Information Broker Furious Storm - House Staff. House 'guard' in a sense that he will fiercely protect the home if it comes under attack while he is present. Leilani Leilai - House Staff. Self-proclaimed Records Keeper of all Epic and Badass Agency Actions. Self-proclaimed Junior PR Agent
  18. Tiergan

    Player RP Availability

    Tiergan: Pacific Time Zone - United States (EST - 3 hours) Typical Online Time: Weekdays: Evenings starting from 6:30-7 PM PST onward. Weekends: Generally free, but may be occupied with out-of-game projects. Will definitely appear if RP scheduled in advance unless there is a conflicting RP event. Special Unavailability: Discord Rp: Yes
  19. Berrod Armstrong

    The Burly Barnacle

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    The Burly Barnacle is a traditional sailor tavern opening in the goblet. The proprietor, Logan Whytewood, is a retired Maelstrom galley chef who found himself working in Thanalan and missing the taverns of La Noscea. He’s bringing the sailor experience to the desert for those who seek the smokey, dim bar to toss back a few tankards while listening to sea shanties. "Yer favorite sailors down at The Burly Barnacle are waitin’ fer ya. Bring a mate or make some new ones at the bar! As long as ya keep drinkin’ we keep the lanterns lit. Stage is open fer any aspirin’ bards or other performers." Balmung, The Goblet Ward 12, Plot 33 https://burly-barnacle.tumblr.com/
  20. Berrod Armstrong

    Player RP Availability

    Berrod's: Port of Spain Time, Trinidad and Tobago (EST + 1 hour during DST, Matches with EST otherwise) Typical Online Time: Weekdays: Afternoon to Evening Weekends: Any time Special Unavailability: -Tuesday: Evening Manning The Burly Barnacle Discord Rp: Yes
  21. Berrod Armstrong

    Characters IC with the Company

    Berrod's: Berrod Armstrong - Company Co-Director Caden Agron - Adventurer/Merc Mountain's Shadow - Consultant/Non-member Brooker Bandersnatch - Conjurer Healer/Adventurer
  22. Sarij/Norowareta

    Player RP Availability

    Best way to set up RP is to know when people are available, but on the flip side IRL and current mood often dictates that just because you can be online does not mean you are online / free for RP. Some of us also raid or have set weekly RP events that mean we are not available for general RP. That being said it may be a good idea to instead note your Time Zone and when you absolutely will not be free for RP. Sarij's: Mountain Time Zone United States (EST - 2 hours) Typical Online Time: Weekdays: Afternoon to Evening Weekends: 50/50 Chance Will Be Online Special Unavailability: Monday: Evening Not Available Tuesday: Evening Manning The Burly Barnacle Discord Rp: Yes
  23. A lot of people within the FC possess lots of alts, but not all of them are associated with company. Listing your character and their 'role' in the FC can be helpful in making contacts and knowing who to poke. Sarij's: Sarij Rahzersyn - Company Director Ravn Vandsten - House Staff Grave Shadow - Contractor Quur Rustrock - Adventurer/Merc Vulgar Beast - Conjurer Healer Part Time
  24. Berrod Armstrong

    Agency Screenshots

    Featuring screenshots of members, events, and anything of interest to the Free Company!
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