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This article is a guild information page for Whispers of the Fallen of Shadow Council US.

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Overview

Whispers of the Fallen (Tabard) 2

Whispers of the Fallen's Tabard

Summary

Whispers of the Fallen was founded February 11, 2006 by Cartagia, a Night Elf Druid, who has maintained leadership ever since. As of April 24th 2008, the guild has 156 members.

Whispers of the Fallen is a tighly-knit community of like-minded individuals who serve a purpose greater than themselves by virtue of their patience, kindness, and vision. The four virtues held in highest regard are Selflessness, Integrity, Wisdom, and Valor. These principles form the Code that guides the behavior and decisions of its membership and is held sacred by all members.

The Fallen is generally classified as a Light Roleplaying guild based upon the nature of their communication and the guild's overall style and approach. While all of their face-to-face interactions (/say) are strictly in-character, their guild channel (/g) is a laid-back mix of both in- and out-of-character chatter. Communication within party chat (/p) and raid chat (/ra) is never expected to be in-character.

To facilitate VoIP communications for both guild members and their guests, the Fallen leases a 25-slot Ventrilo server. Invited guests are always welcome to connect to this server in order to participate in guild-hosted activities or just to hang around and chat.

Members enjoy each other's camaraderie while exploring every facet and dimension of the game together, including Raiding, Questing, Roleplaying, and PvP. Those among the Fallen take their friendships very seriously while maintaining a patient and friendly attitude towards guildmates and outsiders alike.

Ranks

The guild's rank structure establishes a chain of responsibility and demarcates a path of achievement, respect, and privilege. The following lists all of the ranks used within the guild, from highest to lowest, along with a brief description for each:

WotF Rank Elder Elder Leader of the Fallen
WotF Rank 5swords Luminary High Council member
WotF Rank 4swords Harbinger Senior Officer
WotF Rank 3swords Disciple Junior Officer
WotF Rank 2swords Acolyte Respected Member
WotF Rank 1sword Aspirant Beginning Member
WotF Rank Initiate Initiate Probationary Member

Alliance History

A few months after the guild's inception, Whispers of the Fallen formed a raiding alliance with Ashenvale Templars. Much of Molten Core was conquered by this alliance until its dissolution on August 21, 2006.

In late Summer 2006, the Fallen was honored to receive among its ranks a number of departed members from the former Undying Council guild. Their kindness, integrity, and spirit were invaluable to the family, and many of those members attained some of the most honored titles held within the guild.

Hail Stone forged an alliance with the Fallen on September 8, 2006.

On October 26, 2006 Vacuus Reformo united with Hail Stone and the Fallen to form a triumvirate alliance whereby all members would regularly teamed up to Raid, PvP, and assist one another. Following the introduction of The Burning Crusade, members of each guild began largely exploring the new content in separate directions.

Due to interpersonal issues, Hail Stone was invited to part from the alliance on March 13, 2007.

Circa July 2007, several Fallen members who were all military personnel serving in Korea at the time decided to split off and form Pacific Legion with the intention of better supporting their different raiding availablility and overall style. Two months later, on September 20, they formally allied with Whispers of the Fallen.

On March 3, 2008, the guild dissolved all its alliances in order to return focus onto its own path.

Recruitment

Whispers of the Fallen does not have quotas or caps on its membership; however, they are considerably selective with their recruiting and focus far more on an applicant's overall personality and integrity rather than his or her character's gear or skill level. To be eligible for membership, one must first either submit an application at the guild's website.

Raiding

The Fallen promotes a fun and jovial atmosphere during raids while maintaining focus and direction (See: Raiding Guidelines). Many guests and friends have often been invited to join the Fallen for many of its raids.

Prior to the introduction of The Burning Crusade, the guild utilized a slightly modified Zero-sum (or Null-value) Dragon Kill Point system for loot distribution for all 20-man (or larger) raids. They currently use a simple "main spec, off spec" method for loot distribution.

The guild has fully cleared Naxxramas, Obsidian Sanctum, Vault of Archavon, Eye of Eternity, Trial of the Crusader, and Icecrown Citadel (all in normal mode).

Historic Endgame Progress

Onyxia's Lair: Completed on September 25, 2006.

Zul'Gurub: Completed on October 15, 2006.

Molten Core: Completed on October 27, 2006.

Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj: Completed on January 9, 2007.


Karazhan: Completed on June 25, 2008.

Zul'Aman: Completed on August 16, 2008.

Gruul's Lair: Completed on August 19, 2008.


Endgame Progress

Vault of Archavon (Normal and Heroic): Completed on January 2, 2009.

Sartharion (Normal and Heroic): Completed on January 2, 2009.

Naxxramas: Completed on January 12, 2009.

Ulduar: Cleared up to Yogg-Saron. Algalon defeated on November 29, 2010

Trial of the Crusader: Completed on December 11, 2009.

Trial of the Grand Crusader: Not yet in progress

Icecrown Citadel: Completed on October 13, 2010.

Ruby Sanctum: Completed on November 4, 2010.

Miscellany

  • Whispers of the Fallen was the first (and is currently the only) guild on Shadow Council to partner with NoGold.org
  • Since its inception the official guild website has published well over 2,000 news stories, and the forums have received over 11,000 posts
  • A version of the "WoW Databases" block featured on the main page of the official website is available for download and is covered under the GNU General Public License
  • The guild's post within the Alliance Guild Listings topic in the official Shadow Council Realm Forums can be found here

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