The year is 25 ADP.
The City of Stormwind is the shining beacon of the Alliance- formed from the races of the Kaldorei, Gnomes, Dwarves, and of course, the noble Humans. Humanity now clings to the city like moths to a flame. Organizations of religion, cast from the north by the Plague. Refugee groups, creating communes and groups within its streets. The various races and their own traditions mixing with the great, white stone architecture of the great city of Azeroth.
However, as the House of Nobles rules the Kingdom in the stead of the young Prince, Anduin Wrynn, the lack of presence of the warrior-king Varian Wrynn has caused a divide in the city. The Human-based Guard are unable to stop various riots that have been caused by the backing of the Defias Brotherhood, its claw crawling over the city even from Westfall.
Rumors of Government corruption and the presence of the Defias have made many suspicious, and as various murders, at random places and times, pop up around the great, stone city of Stormwind, many start speaking of crawling whispers from the dark corners, shadows, and sewers of the City. A virus has infected the City, and the Chief of the Guard cannot stand it.
Going to the House of Nobles, he puts forth a force that would give hope to the people, protect them, but not serve them. They would have greater jurisdiction than the normal Guard. They would still serve the House but would be of the four races of the Alliance, a symbol of the Faction that has made the now crime-infested City as their capital. Fortunately, the divided House of Nobles, or the House of Cons, as the people call them, voted in favor of the formation of this Company.
So was born the Lion's Shield, officially the 1st Old Town Homefront Guard Company.
Hello, people. Thiccroy here.
I've had an idea like this before. A crime-based Sandbox set in SW, during Cataclysm. But it sadly ended during construction, under the name of SW: Noir. Now I return to you, the people, with another offer:
Lion's Shield would be a guild set in Vanilla-timeline SW, meaning only four races (or five, if you're including the Quel'dorei) will be playable. The players will take their roles as Guards of a newly formed Company of Guards meant to crack down on the Defias and various other gangs, anti-gov Communes and Groups, as well as suspicious behavior. The story would depend on the actions of the Company men, both individual, and group-based decisions.
The story, mostly, would be made of various different stories, and various characters might die along the time, replaced by new ones and new ideas, ways of playing. The fate of Stormwind's Law and Order will depend on the decisions of the players, both OOC and IC.
The Guild idea is inspired by various Guilds I've been already, and some stories I've read, and shows I've watched concentrating on True Crime, meaning that it will be a grittier look on Life in SW. Moreso, there won't be many guns or greater technologies we see after Vanilla, meaning you will be mostly in plate armor, with a shield, sword and maybe a crossbow to protect yourself from the hordes of criminals, angry civilians and other, malcontent people.
If you're interested, do contact me on my Discord: Thiccroy#8129
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