The guild is divided into two main divisions: the Aristocracy and the Academy.
The Aristocracy is run by the nobility of the House. It involves the management of House legalities, as well as staff, research, and security.
The Academy is the heart of the House’s standing in Imperial society and is focused on preserving and distributing knowledge. It is currently taking both students and instructors.
What is important to note is the majority of our internal RP is based around the intrigue, danger, and political maneuvering surrounding a vampire coven hiding in plain sight. For this reason, it is highly recommended your character know our secret sooner rather than later so you don’t miss out on RP.
However, if you wish for your character to join without knowing our secret, it is doable—but must be handled carefully, for our characters would logically kill any perceived threats that were not proven to be more useful alive.
We also accept multiple entry points into the guild story. Some members have elected to take an offscreen NPC IC by saying their character has already been working for the house in the background for years. Others choose to start fresh by showing up on our doorstep. The choice is up to you!
We are big supporters of character progression in RP, but also expect people to be realistic. For example, if your ultimate end goal is to be turned into a vampire but wish to RP out every step along the way, you can—if you are prepared to wait. We are a realism-based guild and important events take time to achieve.
In terms of progression, we are willing to work with you to tell the story you want to tell, if you are willing to be patient. Otherwise, if you will only be happy OOCly until your character has reached a certain point, it might be best to start at that point from the beginning.
With all of that in mind, we are currently recruiting the following types of characters:
Agents of Law
From bailiffs to scribes, the Aristocracy has room for those who seek to become cogs in the wheels that ensure the laws of the house are enforced and maintained—both mortal and vampiric laws.
Archaeologists & Researchers
As a house of scholars, those skilled in retrieving relics from dangerous places or studying them for cataloging will find ample work within our Archive and Reliquary.
Mortals who willingly give blood to the vampires of the house are always needed. Far from being subjugated, bloods servants are a protected part of the house, for without them we could not hide among mortals.
While we focus on being a legitimate noble house, there are times when we need to twist someone’s arm, collect a debt owed to us, or chase down a runaway. The house is hiring those with minimal scruples who are not willing to do unpleasant work for a higher cause.
Not only does the house need priests willing to aid in rituals in worship to the House’s patrons, Molag Bal and Clavicus Vile, but we have a fully functioning chapel to the Divines (minus Arkay, who is not welcome) which is always in need of priests.
A house with so many secrets is always in need of those who would bleed to keep us safe. While we have no standing army or military presence, we are hiring guards who are willing to protect the weaker members of the house and ensure no harm befalls us—or our secret.
Knights & Tribunes
Our order of Holy Templars are vampiric knights of noble heritage who are the embodiment of house law. They enforce the will of the Ravnore family and oversee squires, who wish to one day be knighted themselves, and Tribunes, which are deputies who work under them.
Mages & Scholars
With the house’s public ties to the Mages Guild as well as the opening of our Academy, there is a logical hook for any mage character to seek us out for knowledge or instruction. This is especially true for any young or inexperienced mages who wish to pledge themselves as apprentices.
While we are a vampire house, part of how we maintain our place in the shadows is by ensuring we aren’t outed by our own kind. Feral vampires in the region are a threat to us in more ways than one, and we are willing to hire monster hunters–provided they don’t mind working for the “enemy”.
House Ravnore has recently fully opened its Academy and is ever in need of qualified teachers. Whether one teaches the art of illusion, the way of the sword, or even the basics of sewing, all who would care to teach their skills for pay should seek employment.
A coven could not hide long without a staff to fuel the illusion of mortality and normalcy. We are always in need of servants of all kinds. A few potential positions in this field would be personal attendants, cooks, maids, groundskeepers, and crafters.
The Academy is always accepting new students who come to the house to further their own knowledge. All who wish to improve themselves are welcome to come and learn beneath the Ravnore banner.
Thralls are mortals bound by blood to a specific vampire, to serve as both a blood source and loyal attendant. Thralls are valued and viewed as trusted mortals. They differ from blood servants in that they generally only offer blood to the vampire they are thralled to. Note that thralls are still expected to have a normal role in the house.
We are known among the shadowy underworld of Tamriel as a coven and sanctuary for vampires in service to the Order. While all Imperial vampires are welcome within our house, we also provide a safe haven for any like-minded vampires willing to pledge loyalty and work for the house’s benefit. Keep in mind vampire characters can fill any of the roles above.