About the Netherbane
Having been founded in mid-2005 on the Earthen Ring (US) server, the Netherbane is one of the oldest roleplaying guilds for demon hunters and demon hunter allies in World of Warcraft. Long before they existed as a hero class, we were roleplaying demon hunters using only the classes available, creating our own lore, and becoming a part of the hidden backdrop of our home server.
Though we started with demon hunters at our core, the guild itself has a very diverse cast of characters. The hunt against creatures of darkness can be pursued by anyone with a will strong enough to face the risks, from holy paladins who bring righteous judgement and fury, to the ancient druids who bring the wrath of nature down upon their foes.
Lead by Shan'do Tharion Greyseer, the Netherbane and its allies strive to protect Azeroth from threats both internal and external. While we are small, we are focused around exploring some of the more epic concepts in roleplay, from cosmic entities to hidden wars that threaten to undermine the safety of Azeroth’s citizens.
If you seek to know more, feel free to delve into this site. In here you will find our history, our beliefs, and our knowledge.
HOW TO USE THIS SITE
This site was designed to serve one primary purpose: to provide information and custom lore to roleplayers in the World of Warcraft. If you’re new to roleplay, you find guidance on how to roleplay a demon hunter who follows the path of the Netherbane (as opposed to the path of the Illidari as established by Blizzard in World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade and World of Warcraft: Legion). If you’re a veteran, you will find information on the roster of characters with whom you may interact.
A WORD ABOUT RECRUITMENT
The Netherbane does not actively recruit very often. As a roleplaying guild representing an inherently small and secretive group, we do not frequently reach out to gather new members. However, if you have an interest in the Netherbane as a guild, or you wish your character to be taught by Tharion Greyseer, then simply approach one of us in-character. Interact with us naturally, and we can go from there. There’s no need to fill out forms or submit formal applications at the moment.
Why is the guild so small?
It takes a rare sort to be a true demon hunter. It takes an even rarer sort to trust one enough to fight alongside them.
Demon hunters are outcasts from their society. They are shunned from the population at large because of their pacts with darkness. Most common folk neither trust nor understand the demon hunter, and because of this, they are rare.
The name Netherbane is used to refer to the group of those who follow the teachings of Tharion Greyseer who, in turn, follows the teachings of his former mentor, Eraelan Netherbane. The relationship between Shan'do Tharion Greyseer and his students is similar to the relationship between a sensei and his pupils, and this is why the group is kept small. There is currently only one shan'do to a handful of students.
In addition to the in-character reasons for keeping the group limited, there are also the real life obligations that make running a guild difficult. The guild is kept small as much for reasons of leader sanity as it is for more lore-based reasons, and unless things change drastically in the future, the guild will remain small.
It is just the way of things.
A WORD ABOUT GUILD LEADERSHIP
We are all adults here, and we all have lives that require attention even more so that World of Warcraft. Often times this pulls us away from things like guild management, event scheduling, and roleplay coordination. Be understanding when it comes to our activity, for balance is an immensely important thing for all of us to pursue.