1, What is the full name of your character?
2, What is the name of your character as it appears in-game (including special characters)?
3, Level and class:
120 Death Knight
4, How long have you been roleplaying in WoW and without?
I started roleplaying in WoW at the tail end of WoD and have been RPing ever since. All in all, I have about three years of RP experience under my belt. From WoW RP, I branched out to casual D&D 5E with my old University D&D club and old guildmates, and I’m still eager to learn even more both inside WoW and inside other tabletop RPGs such as D&D and even Vampire: The Masquerade.
5, What is your age range? (Options are 14-17, 18-21, 22-25, and 26+)
6, What is the backstory and history of your character? (Feel free to be as detailed as you would like.)
Tilvyn Palecrown was born the eldest daughter of a trio of siblings to a pair of commoners within Silvermoon City. Her father, a mildly-known physician and priest, spent late nights tending to house calls, and her mother, a simple Silvermoon guardsman, was rarely seen in the home during waking hours due to late night patrols. Tilvyn never quite had the chance to enjoy her childhood, being the defacto role model for her younger brother and sister.
As the elf grew, so did Tilvyn’s discontent with her fate of being only a nameless carpenter and dockworker at the Sunsail Anchorage. The long hours were drudgery, and she resolved to never be lost to the annals of history as only a simple crate-lifter.
Each night, after her body was worn from long hours of carrying shipping imports, the young elf pored over her father’s medical texts every day before acquiring enough knowledge to assist him in patient care. And in the early hours of the mornings, she fought through the soreness in her muscles as she sparred relentlessly with her guardsman mother to drill martial techniques into her being.
At the culmination of it all, Tilvyn enlisted in the Farstriders. She fought tooth and nail to earn her place, relying not on noble birth or connections but only raw determination and the stubbornness to keep pressing forward. She was finally a ranger, equally skilled at preserving the life of her comrades and ending the life of the always-looming Amani threat.
But the Scourge invasion of her homeland could not be described as anything less than blindsiding. Tilvyn was positioned at the first elfgate with her fellow rangers, tasked with holding off the undead enemy for as long as they could. But the Scourge crashed through. And after hacking down a dozen undead invaders, Tilvyn fell during the battle, her battalion utterly wiped out.
Tilvyn was among the many raised again as death knights, now unwillingly turned against her kingdom. A prisoner within her own body, she couldn’t struggle against the Lich King’s control until the Battle of Light’s Hope Chapel. And it was there, bloodied, beaten, and defeated at the hands of Argent Dawn and Silver Hand that Tilvyn pledged herself to the newly-formed Knights of the Ebon Blade.
As a knight of the Ebon Blade, Tilvyn specialized in fleshmending and blood magic: repairing undead and even the living, should one power through their subconscious aversion to have been treated by her.
Though after the defeat of the Lich King, the death knight struggled for a sense of purpose. After the Lich King, it was then eradicating what remained of the Scourge in Northrend. And after the Scourge in Northrend had been culled, it was then the Burning Legion with their second invasion. And after the dust settled with the Legion’s defeat, Tilvyn, fearless in the face of demons and the undead threat, felt hesitation on the topic of reconnecting with her family. But she summoned her courage and pushed through with it.
The Palecrowns welcomed back the eldest daughter with open arms, albeit with a slight bit of hesitation during the reunion. With time, the family as a whole began to heal. Now, her family is Tilvyn’s anchor to life, a reason to keep going: Protect them with the full fury of what she is now and ensure that they will have to face as little hardship as possible.
7, Tell us about the personality of your character.
Tilvyn never had anything handed to her; at her core, she is a doggedly relentless and direct person, perhaps a bit unwittingly harsh at times. She often seeks the most direct and efficient way of solving a problem. While her time as a death knight has certainly damaged much of her former personality, she still tries to adhere to what she was in life, even if only to go through the motions as a way of staving the gnawing memories of her time under Arthas’s control. It’s still very difficult to directly show people she still cares for them; Tilvyn prefers to let her actions speak in place of her rather… echoed and awkward words. She is still an altruist at heart, finding purpose in the protection of her kingdom and, by extension, its allies and those she calls friend.
8, What does your character look like?
The death knight's muscled form stands tall for a sin'dorei at 6'1" (185cm). Even in undeath, her apparel and appearance is meticulously kept and well-groomed. Rarely will lint or any stray specks of dirt find their way on her clothing if she can help it. Tilvyn strongly smells of alcoholic disinfectant and strawberry perfume, though the hint of rotting decay is still very much perceptible. A daily hygienic routine keeps the death knight's decay more or less at bay.
She bears a grotesque line of stitches that runs diagonally across her face. The skin above the stitch appears to be a discolored grayish color contrasting with her usual pallor.
Tilvyn seems to always keep her hands moving, whether it be bending and relocating her nose or index finger. The elf can rarely sit still. Regardless if she is out of her armor or inside it, Tilvyn always displays a white and red armband on the left bicep. 'MEDIC' is etched into the band's metal in Thalassian.
She can often be seen proudly displaying the Ebon Blade tabard in armor or a downward-pointed sword belt buckle in casual clothing to mark her as one of the aforementioned.
9, What does your character think of their warchief, Sylvanas Windrunner?
“Should you have asked me this during the Second Invasion of the Burning Legion, the Dark Lady was called on to shoulder the burden of leadership, and she stepped up to the challenge. It is not my place to question Vol’jin’s decision, and I do not question Sylvanas’s authority either. She is a Windrunner, and perhaps the best ranger out of all of us. It’s why she was the Ranger-General, after all. And I was eager to see what a fellow ranger could do as the warchief.
But after the War of Thorns, I do question what she is thinking. All of us within the high kingdom suffered loss from a foe that blindsided us and razed our homeland. Why must we now do the same to civilians and non-combatants? There is a line, even in war, that we must be wary of crossing. And now, I’m afraid we have not only crossed it, we have stomped our boot into the line over and over, burned it, and salted its entire length for the sake of protecting our skin. There is no honor in cutting down those who cannot fight or do not wish to partake in the conflict. For this, I would stand by another leader who would see these acts as what they are: atrocities.
I am beginning to see parallels between her and Arthas, and I pray that she will see sense before she succumbs and becomes what I fear will be a Lich Queen.”
10, The following questions are designed to get a better grasp of your character within their race and position within the Horde. Only answer the question(s) specified to your character’s race. If the question does not apply to your character perfectly, still try to answer to the best of your ability.
Blood Elf: In the time before the Sunwell was restored, how did your character deal with their addiction to the arcane?
Tilvyn died during the Scourge Invasion of Quel’Thalas, just before Arthas had defiled the Sunwell. Due to this, she never did quite experience mana addiction and withdrawal. That isn’t to say she’s had no experience with addiction and withdrawal. In place of the arcane addiction, the Eternal Hunger is always there for all Sin’dorei death knights: the need to inflict harm else the death knight will spiral into a crazed, bloodthirsty frenzy.
Tilvyn has always directed this hunger against an undisputed enemy: The Scourge, the Lich King, the Iron Horde, the Burning Legion. But now, she sates the eternal hunger through enemies of Silvermoon, and by extension, enemies of the Horde. For her, it’s unacceptable to succumb to the Eternal Hunger and harm allies, and she will fight tooth and nail to keep it sated.
11, Which pages of the site did you read?
Blood Elf RP Guide
Forsaken RP Guide
Scythe of Sylvanas
How to Join
What Makes Us Different
Several other past applications
A few images from the gallery
Some of the news posts
12, What do the fans of Blight Boar love to drink at their concerts?
13, Can you initiate roleplay on your own? How often do you? How do you?
I can. While I’m not a huge fan of city RP, I do make an effort to reach out to others through discord DMs or in game whispers or try and lay out RP hooks where and when I can. The classic DK stereotype is that they’re all brooding and will seldom participate with other people; I make a conscious effort to shy away from that stereotype with Tilvyn and attempt to RP with whoever I can.
14, What does the goblin's trike use for fuel?
15, How involved do you like to be in the guild community outside of the game? Do you enjoy using forums / Discord, etc?
I absolutely enjoy using Discord and the forums. I find that it’s easier to connect with people if I can hear their voice and chat with them with my own. It feels much more personal, and it does wonders to help me wiggle out of my shell when I meet new people. As far as forums, I do enjoy them too. Reading through works that other people have put their blood, sweat, and tears into to create always is worthwhile, and it spurs me on to keep active and match that kind of drive.
16, Why do you want to join Warforged Legacy?
I see a lot of traits the guild has as ideal and matches what I want in a guild. I admire a guild that has a firm stance on OP characters such as dragons and prioritizes quality over quantity. The mentoring system in place also intrigues me, and essentially helps to break into a guild’s dynamic. It’s also an assurance of the discouragement of cliques and promotes inclusion of new members.
17, Do you know anyone in the guild, and how do you know them?
I do not currently know anyone from the guild.
18, How did you hear about us?
Funnily enough, the guild finder and seeing other members with the guild tag running around the world. From there, I found myself here on the website.
19, On average, how often do you log into this character and play? Try to be specific.
I typically am on most days, barring exams or any spikes in college work. Specifically, I can be on roughly 2-5 days a week for 2-6 hours a day. As certain times in the college semester come, such as midterms and final exams, I will be on less, toward the minimum side in the aforementioned ranges.
20, What was the name of the last guild you were in, and why did you leave it?
The Red Reach, later turned Ravenbough Marauders, were a mercenary guild I held an officer position in. The name change occurred due to a need to rebrand after the departure of the previous GM, who, while a great guy, was too young for the role. With the new GM, we thrived for awhile, though it was evident that the GM’s position was too heavy a burden for her. She had to step down. And slowly, the guild evolved into more of a community than a dedicated, ingame group before eventually disbanding a year and a half later.
Still, the people who were in the Ravenbough Marauders are very close friends of mine, and I wouldn’t have gotten into WoW RP or even D&D5E without them. I owe most of what I know about RP today to them. And I still continue to plan to take the flight to visit them every year on memorial weekend for some good ol’ tabletop RPG fun.
21, Anything you would like to add? (Tell us about yourself, etc.)
I’m Tristan, and I’m a Pre-Nursing student. I’ve been playing WoW ever since late WoTLK. And I love to both RP and PvP. A quote I live by is: “Strive to know something you didn’t know the previous day today.” And I adhere to it not only in RL, but even in game with learning about other people’s characters through interactions and storytelling. I see roleplay as a symbiotic relationship; I can learn from other people, and through them, I can better improve my own roleplay.
To me, RPing is like a never-ending game of Dragon Age or Witcher. Each day is another chance to learn more and live through experiences I never would have imagined in other static games with a beginning and a concrete end. And that’s what the beauty is: We create our own content.
Regardless if I’m accepted or not, thank you for reading through this application. And I wish you well on the rest of your day!
22, If you understand that a reason will not be provided if your application is denied type: "I UNDERSTAND" in response to this: