There are a few important things to note about joining House Ravnore.
The first is the majority of our internal RP is based around the intrigue and political maneuvering of a vampire coven. 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 definitely doable—but must be handled carefully, for our characters would logically kill any perceived threats unless your character proved to be very useful to them.
We are big supporters of character progression in RP. So, while it’s perfectly fine to join by saying your character that has served us for several years (for example), it’s equally fine to RP out each step in your character’s journey.
For example, if your ultimate goal is to be a vampire but you wish your character to be turned, you could RP that progression however you wished—such as going from hired soldier, to thrall, to eventually being turned.
If you have a defined end goal for your character, the only thing we ask is patience. Many of our characters who became vampires through RP were played for months before getting to the point where being embraced made IC sense. So, if you won’t be happy OOC 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:
A coven could not hide long without a staff of mortals to fuel the illusion of mortality and normalcy, and House Ravnore is no different. We are always in need of mortal servants of all kinds. A few potential positions in this field would be personal attendants, seneschals, cooks, maids, crafters (such as tailors, blacksmiths, etc), and businessmen/traders.
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. Note that thralls are still expected and encouraged to have a normal role in the house. For example, a thrall could also be a soldier, mage, spy, or servant. You get the idea!
Blood servants are mortals who willingly give blood to the vampires of the house. Far from being subjugated, blood servants are a treasured and vital part of the house—without them we could not hide among mortals. Much like thralls, blood apples may also have any other position within the house, or their status as a blood source may be their primary role.
Mages & Scholars
With House Ravnore’s public ties to the Mages Guild and Gideon well known as a magister, there is a logical hook for any mage character to seek out knowledge or instruction. This is especially true for any young or inexperienced mages who wish to pledge themselves as apprentices, particularly if they focus on the darker arts such as necromancy.
Guards & Soldiers
Nearly any blade for hire could find a position among the house as one of its standing army of mercenaries and loyal soldiers. The house’s combat forces are our main line of defense against outside threats. While the house is not military-focused and seldom goes to war, we are still in need of those with the skills to protect the house and the secret coven within, as well as securing and holding future assets.
Spies & Assassins
The house boasts a spy network which stretches across much of the Gold Coast. Spies are always incredibly welcome and frequently utilized, as are any other characters with underworld contacts. As long as they’re reasonably discrete, smugglers, thieves and the like could find a place among our sanctuary, but overt criminal activity would be considered a liability and not tolerated by the house.
House Ravnore is known among Imperial vampires as a coven and sanctuary for vampires of the Order. While all Imperial vampires would be welcome within our house, we also provide a safe haven for any like-minded vampire willing to pledge loyalty and work for the house’s benefit. Keep in mind vampire characters can also fill most of the above roles (for example, a soldier vampire, a spy vampire, etc—the possibilities are endless.)