OUR WEBSITE AND WHERE TO APPLY: https://norvalla.enjin.com/ CONTACT THE LEADER: Ryslo Suramlo#0001
CONTACT AN OFFICER: Fethend#0001, Inquistor#8482, Nicky Nine-lives#0013, Nytefall#3282 JOIN OUR DISCORD: https://discord.gg/4GuZRg3
GENERAL SYNOPSIS Norvalla is a roleplaying community that has given itself a theme of being a Charitable Organization that strives to bring good will and fortune upon those who have been forgotten and lost in the wake of the war between Eorzea and Garlemald. Out of character we hope to harvest, create, a work together with our members to make this a home that will stand the test of time. We strive to build ourselves up piece by piece and learn from the mistakes we make along the way. We plan to do player vs. environment content outside of our normal roleplay focused events. On top of all this we simply wish to make this a place where you can meet folks and make friendships that will hopefully last well after this game has come to an end. Welcome to Norvalla!
It is important to note we do utilize a RP System that utilizes Character Sheets and /random. The system is designed to keep new members and old members practically in line with each other but reward people for their own character strengths and weaknesses allowing people to be stars in critical moments during our story telling process. It is also our way to measure activity by rewarding members with AP (Activity Points) which will be the main factor when it comes to promotions. We've decided to promote people based on what they give and provide the company and eliminated the 'Special Treatment' that often occurs in companies where friends are the only ones promoted (Obviously if your in a FC you should be a friend but were more concerned with special treatment of 'Close' friends). We believe in transparency and this is one of this mechanics that keep things fair and even across the board. Also our /Random system has a greater success rate for characters then standard dice systems where its primarily off the number game.
Norvalla is born from the single idea that those who are forgotten should not be. To serve the people who are displaced by war, who are victims of famine, who suffer losses and who are forgotten by the Hero's and Lords of the land during this tumultuous period of strife. Three individuals came together to craft the Idea that would be seeded as Wanderlust first but would begin to grow into the Organization known as Norvalla. Ayame Tatsuya, Kodama Tatsuya and Yezekael Telesphore are those three individuals who had decided the average day to day labor's of being Mercenaries was not enough and so the idea of doing work for good and charitable cause was the better of the two paths. Of course this is still akin to the work Mercenaries would take, however the way on which individuals are paid for their work is much different.
As the seed grew so did the structure of which Norvalla would stand upon. Having a need to keep some resemblance of order among the projected goal of the organization a rank structure was formed. Where new members would be welcomed within the Free Company by being a part of the old guard and assigned someone of the Knight Status and Above. The goal of this assignment is not to place command over the new person but to give them an immediate connection to the Organization. To help integrate new folks and give them a way to engage immediately.
OUR EVENT SCHEDULE
Currently we are just recruiting and doing Light RP. Once Shadowbringer's has been out for a week we will be hosting regular events weekly and biweekly. The following is what we plan to host throughout a month.
Main Story Event (We are utilizing the world as our Canvas!)
Player Vs. Environment Events (Map Runs, Raids)
Member's that just join our ranks are initially marked as a Recruit. It is here they are introduced for a short period to our community, delve into its confines and learn about how things work. During the period on which they are a recruit we plan to engage them, get them involved day one into a Mentor Program which Recruits and Squires alike are assigned to a Knight individually or at times in Squads depending on the number of Knight(+) we have available. After you achieve a certain amount of AP (Activity Points) you will be given a ceremony on which you will be elevated to the rank of Squire. The follow will explain each of the ranks a little better but it is very important to understand that your out of character rank is 'New Member' and your in character rank differs.
Recruit - Brand new member to Norvalla. They have been interviewed, processed and assigned a Mentor. The first rank of many that a member is granted and a rank that helps identify new faces to the Free Company so current members can provide aid and welcomed greetings.
Squire - The Second Rank a Member will Achieve. This rank is a representation of the dedicated efforts of a New Member, their progress through our system and their understanding of it. They are engaging other's and are a part of the community (Involved in events with and without their mentor, joining the Main Story Event and Social Events too!). They are well on their way to becoming Knighted.
When you achieve the out of character rank known as 'Full Member' you have now entered the rank of being a Mentor and someone that can be looked upon as a guiding force for our community. The first rank you achieve as a Full Member is Knight. Knighthood is important as it opens doors for you to host events with new members, lead in character and provide solid feedback to leadership to help and aid in Norvalla's Growth. You are a beacon of a future that has yet set its course. From Knight you will advance to Knight Lieutenant where you will be granted access to leading a Small Squad of New Members in times when Knight's are in short demand. You can take new members on one-shot missions leading them into the fray against Bandits, the wilds or even providing succor and respite for the lost. You are nearing the end of the Full Membership Status for when you leave Knight Lieutenant behind you enter the Status of Veteran Member. The following is a brief Synopsis of the Full Member Ranks.
Knight - Your a full member now and with it comes the opportunity to lead new members into the greater aspects of Norvalla. Just as you had been raised by a Knight (or higher) you will be given the opportunity to meet someone new, engage them in RP through interactive missions and develop them into a strong asset for Norvalla's cause. You will also at times take point in Story Missions and will be a guide for the future success of the Organization.
Knight Lieutenant - You have risen yourself to a prominent role within Norvalla. You have trained, honed and introduced new faces into the ranks of Norvalla's old guard. You will be looked upon for future leadership roles as you continue to grow and continue to aid in the mentorship of new members alike. You may be at times asked if you'd like to raise a Squad (A group of Squires / Recruits) in times when Knight's are in short demand and may even lead missions in the Main Story Event or side ones.
Veteran Member's have been with the Free Company for sometime and have gone through the paces. They have seen what is successful and what isn't. Due to this not only will new member seek their guidance, leadership will often go to them and inquire their opinion, their perspectives and their advice. They have the eyes and ears of the community upon them as they have demonstrated loyalty, commitment and a passion to remain with the collective. They have groomed, helped bring in new members and have been a willing participant to many events, stories and affairs. These individuals are the roots of the community where as the Full Member is the trunk and the New Members the Branches. Veteran's start off at the rank of Knight Captain and can work their way up to Knight Commander. Conclave Members fall within these ranks as well, however they have taken on more out of character responsibilities and commitments giving them the out of character rank of Conclave Member rather then just Veteran Member. As stated Veteran Members are very important and in some way an extension of the Conclave itself.
Knight Captain - A commanding role among the Membership of Norvalla. Not only have they been around for a considerable amount of time but they have also put in the paces and have helped many Eorzean's during their travels. They've taken on tasks, faced challenges and have been a presence among Norvalla for sometime. They mostly take point in Missions and are sought out for their experienced council.
Knight Commander - The pinnacle of the Norvalla Structure. They are a commanding presence in keeping Norvalla on task. They understand the mission better then anyone as they have faced the horror's of those who suffer from them. They are leaders among the members and even though there may be a day when there are Multiple Commander's does not diminish this rank. They are often Kind people who welcome new folks alike while remembering where Norvalla has been and their advice, their words and their council are always appreciated.