Open World RP
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Open World RP

The S:R MSQ has been updated with the conclusion of 3.5-4.0 story "Let's get Magiteknical" and the announcement of our next chapter in 4.1: "Unnamed"

This is the first of a bi-weekly recurring S:R Sponsored Free Form Open World Role Play Session. This is simply an organized time for all our Role-Players to log on and find a partner or group to Role-Play with.

We will also use these bi-weekly events to collaborate with other Free Companies and Role-Play groups to bring some more spice to IGL (in-game life).

Please look forward to it!

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MSQ Companions - By Sered
Jun
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

MSQ Companions - By Sered

One of the best things about Stormblood is going to be the new MSQ.

While you could do it by yourself it would be so much more fun with friends experiencing the story together. This allows you to have an established group that you are able to discuss the finer points of the story with help avoid spoilers for others as you will know exactly who you can talk to since you went through it together.

These groups will

  • Be premade 4-man parties (Tank, Healer, (2) DPS)
  • Start the MSQ together and (ideally) finish it together.
  • Be organized starting June 1st
  • Arranage start times and schedules amongst themselves.

The Benefits!

  • Experience the MSQ together with friends.
  • Instant duty queues
    • No need to wait in Duty Finder in order to continue the story
    • Also for when the MSQ does not conveniently drop you at the required level for the next duty.
  • Control over dungeon drops
    • Gear for alt classes can be funneled to those who can use it without having to beat a random person's roll.

When is it? 

Sign up begins on June 1st. Please be sure to reach out to Sered and Sterne who will help partner you up with matching roles. You'll be given: 

  • A Fun Designation
  • A feature on the website with a screenshot of your team
  • Help in any capacity you need to stay connected and communicative!

 

 

 

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FC:Fundraising 9Mansioni Fund] - Aquapolis
May
19
to May 20

FC:Fundraising 9Mansioni Fund] - Aquapolis

Itching to donate?

Wanna win?

As we get closer to our Gil goal for a mansion, the craving for it gets real.

Join us for a chance to contribute and a chance to win. Everyone who participates with a minimum of two maps will be entered into a raffle to win one of the items we find.

 

All dropped/reward items will be donated to the Free Company for resale.

This includes:

  • Treasure Coffers originated from a map (crafting mats, crystals etc.)
  • Treasure Coffers originated from inside Aquapolis (rare items, minions, etc.)
  • All gill earned from coffers and progress through the Aquapolis is yours to keep!
  • You are under no obligation to donate gil earned into the coffer.

Here’s how the raffle will work

  1. Periodically throughout the event, participants will be asked to deposit their obtained drops into Tab 3 of the Company Coffer
  2. At the end of the event, an officer will type the command /random to generate a number while standing before the Company Coffer and in presence the participants.
  3. All participants will then type the same command in the presence of said officer.
  4. The FC member who’s /random is closest to the officers will be declared the winner.
  5. The winner selects 1 item from Tab 3 to call their own.

 

The remaining items will be sold off through the FC sanctioned retainer on the estate. All sale history is made public so we can see the Gil rolling in!

 

We’re about Half of the way there right now. Let’s make great strides!

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Home is where the Hearth is  #whoareyou
Apr
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Home is where the Hearth is #whoareyou

Join us for an In-Game Meet and Greet

Get to know your fellow FC Mates through chats, activities, and duties

Location: La Noscea - The Mist - FC House

Bring your smile and a story!

Join us while we sit around the camp fire and introduce ourselves and show who we are through events and duties.

  • Raffle Entry for those who tell an anecdote
  • FC Duty Roulette from the toybox inspired by Fan Fest
  • Group Photo Op to be featured on the website
  • Glamour Contest! categories to be announced

 

Invitations to Discord and Group Me (our OOG chat) will be made available upon request throughout the event.

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FC:MSQ "Let's Get Magiteknical" pt. III
Mar
22
to Mar 23

FC:MSQ "Let's Get Magiteknical" pt. III

Location: La Noscea | Mist

Description :

The mystery prevails as the true end of the Scholasticate has yet to be revealed.

Combat breaks loose at the Scholasticate. The dead count rises, and all we're left with is blood and more questions written in the ash.

Objective :

Find how deep this rabbit hole goes.

 

OOC: As a reminder, there are many options for your introduction to this SR:MSQ. An easy example being the letters inviting scholars to the studium which are still scattered about the three city-states, though they have long been out of production and are most heavily concentrated in Limsa Lominsa.  Please feel free to be as creative as possible and contact your Loremaster and FC-Leader for any questions and ideas you may have on how to get introduced.
This Main Sccenario Quest (MSQ) is designed to be fluid and respond to the actions of our players. Consider these quests as a turning point in the story that run very similarly to a Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) campaign. Between these MSQ, RP will return to free-form and will not be directed by any one individual or leader in a DnD sense.

 

We look forward to the stories we can create together.

 

 

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SR:MSQ "Let's get Magiteknical" pt. II
Mar
6
9:00pm 9:00pm

SR:MSQ "Let's get Magiteknical" pt. II

Location: La Noscea | Mist

Description :

The mystery prevails as the true end of the Scholasticate has yet to be revealed.

Our players have appeared on the stage to set a scene of mistrust, subversion, and fear. We last left them   on the ground floor of the studium with an immediate goal: get help    . The founder, Sterne Evans,   insists they solve the mystery before the Maelstrom arrive to interrogate and clean up—destroying evidence and wasting time in the process.

Behind the group lays the remnant of the scholars’ last defense, and beyond them are the halls of the dormitory where the dead last lived. Before them stands the studium’s door-less framethrough which light pours and smoke slips out. 

Time is running out as the Maelstrom approaches. What will they decide to do in the deathly quiet interim? Will they search for clues or survivors? What will happen if they stay? What will they find? What lies beyond them now that the Scholasticate has fallen?

Objective :

Make haste before the Maelstrom arrive.

 

OOC: As a reminder, there are many options for your introduction to this SR:MSQ. An easy example being the letters inviting scholars to the studium which are still scattered about the three city-states, though they have long been out of production and are most heavily concentrated in Limsa Lominsa.  Please feel free to be as creative as possible and contact your Loremaster and FC-Leader for any questions and ideas you may have on how to get introduced.
This Main Sccenario Quest (MSQ) is designed to be fluid and respond to the actions of our players. Consider these quests as a turning point in the story that run very similarly to a Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) campaign. Between these MSQ, RP will return to free-form and will not be directed by any one individual or leader in a DnD sense.

 

We look forward to the stories we can create together.

 

 

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S:R:Side Quest - "A Questionable Samaritan"
Mar
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

S:R:Side Quest - "A Questionable Samaritan"

A waterlogged, weak and dazed Roegadyn sits in a slump near the Aleport docks. His shoes are missing, and his pants are so wet he might as well be carrying the Rhotano Sea in his pocket. Creating a ruckus and a splash as he pleads to those around you, his gaze inevitably meets yours.

Reward: 2,000 gil + Raffle Entry

Objective: Interact with the Roegadyn as you wish. This quest may be accepted as a group or one on one. The quest will be made available from 7p EST - 10p EST.

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FC Fundraising [Mansion Fund]
Feb
26
9:30pm 9:30pm

FC Fundraising [Mansion Fund]

Itching to donate?

Wanna win?

As we get closer to our Gil goal for a mansion, the craving for it gets real.

Join us after our MSQ Role-play event for a chance to contribute and a chance to win. Everyone who participates with a minimum of two maps will be entered into a raffle to win one of the items we find.

 

All dropped/reward items will be donated to the Free Company for resale.

This includes:

  • Treasure Coffers originated from a map (crafting mats, crystals etc.)
  • Treasure Coffers originated from inside Aquapolis (rare items, minions, etc.)
  • All gill earned from coffers and progress through the Aquapolis is yours to keep!
  • You are under no obligation to donate gil earned into the coffer.

Here’s how the raffle will work

  1. Periodically throughout the event, participants will be asked to deposit their obtained drops into Tab 3 of the Company Coffer
  2. At the end of the event, an officer will type the command /random to generate a number while standing before the Company Coffer and in presence the participants.
  3. All participants will then type the same command in the presence of said officer.
  4. The FC member who’s /random is closest to the officers will be declared the winner.
  5. The winner selects 1 item from Tab 3 to call their own.

 

The remaining items will be sold off through the FC sanctioned retainer on the estate. All sale history is made public so we can see the Gil rolling in!

 

We’re about 1/4th of the way there right now. Let’s make great strides!

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FC Fundraising [Mansion Fund] - Aquapolis
Feb
3
to Feb 4

FC Fundraising [Mansion Fund] - Aquapolis

Itching to donate?

Wanna win?

As we get closer to our Gil goal for a mansion, the craving for it gets real.

Join us after our MSQ Role-play event for a chance to contribute and a chance to win. Everyone who participates with a minimum of two maps will be entered into a raffle to win one of the items we find.

 

All dropped/reward items will be donated to the Free Company for resale.

This includes:

  • Treasure Coffers originated from a map (crafting mats, crystals etc.)
  • Treasure Coffers originated from inside Aquapolis (rare items, minions, etc.)
  • All gill earned from coffers and progress through the Aquapolis is yours to keep!
  • You are under no obligation to donate gil earned into the coffer.

Here’s how the raffle will work

  1. Periodically throughout the event, participants will be asked to deposit their obtained drops into Tab 3 of the Company Coffer
  2. At the end of the event, an officer will type the command /random to generate a number while standing before the Company Coffer and in presence the participants.
  3. All participants will then type the same command in the presence of said officer.
  4. The FC member who’s /random is closest to the officers will be declared the winner.
  5. The winner selects 1 item from Tab 3 to call their own.

 

The remaining items will be sold off through the FC sanctioned retainer on the estate. All sale history is made public so we can see the Gil rolling in!

 

We’re about 1/4th of the way there right now. Let’s make great strides!

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SR:MSQ "Let's get Magiteknical"
Feb
3
9:30pm 9:30pm

SR:MSQ "Let's get Magiteknical"

Location: La Noscea | Mist

Description:

Squatters have taken over the Scholasticate in the absence of leadership. The students who remain have become nothing more than indentured servants; blackmailed and bullied into trailing on the coat tails of their captors, they remain.

Where on a normal day the Scholasticate would smell of books, ale and stale popotos, today it smells of ash and stale blood. An unknown group of souls have invaded the Scholasticate, murder many in their path and beating others to a pulp.

Who were these people? What were they after? Who has survived and why? What do we do now but pick up the pieces?

Only you can solve this mystery.

Objective:

Speak to the survivors of the assault and discover what befell the troubled studium.

OOC: There are many options for your introduction to this SR:MSQ. Letters inviting scholars to the studium are still scattered about the three city-states, though they have long been outof production; most heavily concentrated in Limsa Lominsa. You could have been one of the many students still enrolled and trying to survive, or you could be one of the attacked.
Please look forward to our first RP Workshop for this leg of our story. 

 

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RP Workshop II
Jan
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

RP Workshop II

Interested in RP, you say? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Join us January 27th 9p EST for a workshop where we'll discuss character backstories, the current SR story, and do some One on One RP sessions to help you find your characters voice.

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General Assembly II
Aug
21
8:30pm 8:30pm

General Assembly II

Emergency Meeting

August 21st @ 8:30p EST

 

Summary Agenda:

  1. The state of the FC
  2. Recruitment
  3. Restructuring

If you're unable to attend, a summary will be posted here with the results.

If you want your voice to be heard, please attend.

Apologies for the short notice

 

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General Assembly I
Jun
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

General Assembly I

Join us on June 11th @ 2PM EST for a very important meeting

The Free Company is about to change, and we need your voice!

Summary Agenda:

  1. Steering the direction of the FC (End-Game, RP, Pure Social etc.)
  2. Officer Elections and Restructure of Leadership
  3. Introduction of new weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly events

While the summary may be short, there's a lot to discuss.

The future looks bright, and that's because you're in it!

 

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Apr
9
to Apr 10

Bobbing on the Benevolent Beat

Announcing our first ever

Recruitment and Kindness

Event

April 9th @ 8pm EST

Our members will dawn our uniform (as designed by member Aen Synergy: see below) and visit all corners of Eorzea in one night. Much like the Red-Clad Fat Man we'll be bringing presents and our presence to those in need.

Our goal is to, as a group, engage in conversation with players not in our Free Company, to help them by discussing game mechanics or features, to compliment their glamour!

Let's show them how fierce we are (and maybe gobble them up)!

Please do not let that be the end goal! Even if they don't to join, let's be kind, courteous and benevolent.

What you should look out for:

  • Players with the Green Root above their head
  • Unaffiliated Players
  • A player who seems to be lost, confused, or checking out some newly added game features (like PVP)
  • Anyone that catches your attention

We'll be moving as a group, chatting on discord, and typing away too.

If you're feeling anti-social, don't fret - your presence will do wonders for this project.

The Uniform

The chest piece will be made available to those who do not have it for the purpose of glamour

You will need The Company Tabard (dyed Black), White Pants & Black Boots. The head pieces, weapons and style of pants and boots are completely up to you. You too can make the uniform look sexy as Shiva!

Please be sure to reach out to an office by 7p EST to get your uniform set!

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3.2 Launch Party
Feb
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

3.2 Launch Party

It's that time! Please join us for the official S:R 3.2 Launch Party.

We'll be doing everything from PvP to Dungeon Crawling. Log in at 8p to assure the highest concentration of members to assist you.

Throughout the evening and night we'll be covering all the content. People will be available to help you clear, or to even guide you through quest NPCs and the like.

Please be sure to log in to the lodestone on your browser before clicking this link.

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An Eorzean Christmas
Dec
19
12:00pm12:00pm

An Eorzean Christmas

Secret Santa

December 19th at 12PM EST (time subject to change)

Join us in the Mist Plot 5, Ward 6

How to Participate:

  1. Click the button below to register.
  2. Upon registration, you will receive a number in an e-mail response. Please save this number.
  3. Purchase a gift no greater than 25k gil at Market Board Value - or - Craft an item(s).
  4. Do not share your purchase or craft ideas.

The Gift Exchange:

  1. Shortly after the start of the event, random numbers will be called in pairs (the numbers you were given upon registration).
  2. The first number in the pair will be the receiver, and the second in the pair will be the giver.
  3. Once gifts are exchanged, the receiver will then become the giver and another number will be called to find a new receiver.
  4. It is at this point, that the new receiver may choose to take the gift given to the previous receiver (now the current giver), or accept the unknown gift from the current giver.
  5. If they choose to accept the givers gift, the process will continue as stated at Step 3. // If they choose to take the gift given to the giver from the previous round, the steps will continue at Step 6.
  6. The current receiver will accept the gift of their choosing, and the current giver will be seated. 
  7. The current receiver will now become the giver, and the steps will begin again at Step 3 and repeat until everyone has participated.
  8. After the last exchange at the end of the event, the first player who's gift was taken and was seated (as in Steps 5 and 6) will be free to take one gift from anyone who has participated in exchange for the gift they've prepared for this event.

Please Register Here:

Feel free to leave us a message with any questions or concerns you may have.


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Free Company Meeting
Dec
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Free Company Meeting

Meet us at the docks of the Mist, Ward 8 for the first ever Meeting @ 7p EST Saturday the 5th.

We will be discussing:

  • Brief Round Robin "Getting to know You"
  • Upcoming additions to the FC
  • Free Company Raid Groups and the Future
  • Secret Santa Event
  • Housing Discussion
  • Current and Future Census
  • Q&A
  • Screenshots Photo Op
  • Primal Runs

Please do your best to be on time. Cookies will be given, and perhaps a secret door prize!

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RP Workshop I - OOC
Nov
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

RP Workshop I - OOC

We are in exciting times. As mentioned in our blog, the population count in S:R has grown very quickly. We have a great mix of end-gamers and role players (RPers), and though this recurring event will be catered to our RPers, we encourage those who may be interested in the process or just writing to come and join us.

The goals of this event:

  • An opportunity for our RPers to come together and meet in an Out of Character (OOC) environment.
  • Story crafting 101: A chance for us to discuss the kind of stories we like to read, write and how we incorporate it into our RP. Techniques for RP and our methodology using the XIV systems.
  • Q&A for S.A.L.T. (OOC)*: Reina and Sterne will be available to field questions about the nature of the Saints of Academic Logos and Theorem (S.A.L.T.) Scholasticate, the loose idea of their respective roles and how we plan to incorporate your characters into upcoming story arcs and dramatic events.
  • Reverse Q&A for our RPers: We want to hear about what you would like to gain and what you expect with RP in S:R and how we can meet you half-way. Help us help you create the best experience for RP on the server.
  • Getting your fingers wet: We’ll end the session with casual RP with the understanding that it may not be canon (i.e. a permanent part of your characters story). This is more to blow out the proverbial cobwebs of your RP, and a chance for you to try out a few things you just learned and to  experiment.  

So join us on November 28th @ 5p EST in the Mist 8th Ward - Seagaze Docks! While you’re enjoying your holiday Turkey (or other assorted meats and non-meats), give your character a thought or two and prepare to embark on your own story, and your own fantastic journey, with us here on Balmung.

*To avoid spoilers and OOC meta, we may not be able to answer all questions posed. However this will not impact the quality of the Q&A and the quantity of information you can glean for your own RP.


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