Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes (Sunday, July 20, 2014)

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes (Sunday, July 20, 2014)

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes (Sunday, July 20, 2014)

These are some of the topics that I will discussing during the official guild meeting tonight on vent! Please note that there will be more detail given over voice than can be type in one post here so please be sure to show up regardless of whether you read the notes or not!

Guild Leader Statement of the Month

I would like to take the time to personally welcome all of the new members of the guild! It has been a busy past few months of recruiting, and I’m so happy to see all of the new faces and people that have joined the Coram family. I am sure that we will all have a wonderful experience getting to know you all in the coming months as we lead up to the Warlords of Draenor expansion.

As always, please remember that this is a safe space for anyone and everyone and that our personal conduct policies and guild rules are in place to reflect this. We want to be a positive, welcoming and uplifting place for everyone who joins our ranks and for the community at large. It is often times difficult to find friendly places on the Internet, much less in a largely competitive game environment. At Coram Populo, we hope to break that trend.

Keep in mind that we have PvE, PvP, Role Play and Social divisions to the guild so you will meet other guildmates who may have different interests than your own and can help you expand your horizons, so to speak.  Of course, there is never any pressure to participate in any of the PvE, PvP, role play or social events if you should choose not to as well.

Guild Website and Guild Forums

Although all of you have done so already, please feel free to take the time to review our guild website and forums once more. Signing up for a forum account and participating in our forums are great ways to enhance your guild experience and to further immerse yourself in the story of Celestial Dawn. The forums are also a useful tool for our raid team and PvP Division as well as a place to seek out role play assistance or find role play partners. Even if you simply wish to meet new people or get to know your guildies, there are threads for everything contained within our guild forums.

The URL for our guild website its: www.corampopuloguild.com
The URL for our guild forums is: http://forums.corampopuloguild.com

Tumblr

If you have a Tumblr account for your character, please let us know so that we can add you to the links page of our guild Tumblr! We always enjoy reading drabbles, posts, and summaries of things that are going on with your characters and many of us read Tumblr right from our phones or tablets during the day.

The URL for our guild Tumblr (OOC) is: corampopuloguild.tumblr.com
The URL for our guild Tumblr (IC) is: celestialdawnguild.com

Meet Your Officers

Tarcanus Frostbourne (Guild Leader)

I have been running Coram Populo in some way, shape or form for the past five years. While not always a role player, I have enjoyed raiding and PvP since the beginning of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. I created Coram Populo to break the mold, so to speak, on communities that exist in World of Warcraft, MMO’s, and Internet communities at large. Too often, there is negativity and judgement on the Internet. We hope to create something different – a safe space for all and a place that does not make people feel uncomfortable with who they are and what their path in life may be.

I am always available via the guild email address (corampopuloguild@gmail.com), on Tumblr, Twitter (@TarcFrostbourne), and of course in-game mail.

ICly, Tarcanus is the Headmaster of the Order of Celestial Dawn and leads the Ascendancy Department in addition to his duties as Chancellor of the Order (i.e Head of Academics that oversees Education, Research and Ascendancy). His office is located within the Executive Offices of the Estate.

Talandriel Sunchaser (Guild Marshal)

OOCly, Talandriel is your guild marshal and assumes much of the responsibilities that I do. I consider her my right-hand woman and consult with her on any major guild decisions, projects, issues and journeys that we may experience or embark upon. Her decisions and statements carry the same weight that any of mine would.

ICly, Talandriel is the commanding officer of the Defense Division within the Order of Celestial Dawn and oversees the Arms, Recon, and Triage Units within said division. Her office is located within the Executive Offices of the Estate.

Lyrinel Morningflame (Commander)

OOCly, Lyrinel is the Director of Human Resources, Personal Assistant to the Guild Leader, Commander of the PvP Division and Chief of Recruitment for Coram Populo. She runs the nuts and bolts of the guild itself as well as most of the day-to-day operations of our organization. Often times she will be your primary point of contact, especially during times when Talandriel or myself are unavailable.

ICly, Lyrinel is the Executive Assistant to the Office of the Headmaster and the Vice Chancellor of Education within the Academic Department of the Order. Her office is located within the Executive Offices of the Estate.

Rhaelia Daybreak (Lieutenant)

OOCly, Rhaelia is the leader of the Flex team and a member of the healing corps for our current content raid team. She is also Senior Story Teller and Dungeon Master for our role play division and assists in designing future stories, expeditions, outposts, and research assignments for the Order.

ICly, Thradia Starshard is the Chief Legal Counsel for the Order of Celestial Dawn in addition to being a Magistrix of Silvermoon. Her office is located within the Executive Offices of the Estate.

Zurilod Dawnreaver (Lieutenant)

OOCly, Zurilod is a Guild Rules and Regulations Enforcement Officer. She is also Senior Story Teller and Dungeon Master for our role play division and assists in designing future stories, expeditions, outposts, and research assignments for the Order.

ICly, Zurilod is the leader of the Arms Unit within the Defense Division and the Personal Protectorate of the Office of Masters.

Tellaria Evensong (Sergeant)

Tellaria is a Senior Advisor to the current content raid team in addition to being the Senior Instructor of PvE Content for the guild. He is also the raid leader of our LFR team.

Within the current content raid team, he provides assistance in plotting strategies for future encounters and managing our raid composition in addition to providing feedback throughout the week concerning the state of the team in general.

Within the guild at large, Tellaria offers his services in assisting individuals become better raiders. Tellaria can assist someone from the ground up, training an individual who has absolutely no raid experience become a proficient raider. He can provide feedback to senior or seasoned raiders, allowing them to move from being a good raider to a superlative raider. He can also provide assistance and “one on one” tutoring to anyone in between those two ranges as well.

Please note that Tellaria specializes in (real life) education and understands that each person learns in different ways. There is no judgement or pressure for any student or player that he takes under his wing to train and the environment is very friendly and welcoming. So do not be intimidated!

It is rare that a guild has someone who is willing and able to consistently train people one on one for a few hours during the week. If you are interested in raiding in any capacity, please contact him and he will be more than willing to start assisting you as soon as possible.

PvE Content

LFR

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. server time.

The guild runs LFR as a group on Tuesday evenings. This group is led by Tellaria Evensong, a senior advisor to the current content raid team and official PvE instructor of the guild.

LFR is a great way to attain gear while learning the basics of raiding as a group or team. In addition, running LFR with Coram Populo is a great way to get to know your fellow guildies and potential future raid partners.

Flex

Sundays, 5:30 p.m. server time.

The guild runs Flex as a group on Sunday evenings. This group is led by Rhaelia Daybreak, healer for the current content raid team.

Flex is a precursor to current content raiding (which is Normal/Heroic mode currently and will switch to Mythic raiding in the next expansion). Flex is used by the guild as a stepping stone from LFR and casual raiding to current content raiding. Members who participate in Flex raiding will have the opportunity to experience what a raiding environment feels like as well as receive feedback on their individual and group performances.

Normal/Heroic and Current Content

Monday/Friday 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. server time.

The guild runs Normal/Heroic raids as a group on Mondays and Fridays. This group is led by Tarcanus Frostbourne.

Current content raiding is a point of pride for the guild and one of the primary focuses of many of our senior members. We have nearly started progression Heroic mode and are fine tuning the remainder of our gear for the big jump. To join the raid team as an alternate, please contact myself or Talandriel for a quick conversation and overview of our current raid team situation.

Role Play

Concept

Academic, University, Adventure

Compendium of Leadership

Office of the Headmaster

Headmaster: Tarcanus Frostbourne
Executive Assistant: Lyrinel Morningflame
Chief Legal Counsel: Thradia Starshard

Office of Masters

Founding Master: Verithari Lighthymn (Missing) ((OOC MIA))
Founding Master: Tindomiel Singsorrow (Missing) ((OOC MIA))

Defense Division – Commanding Officer: Talandriel Sunchaser

Arms Unit Department Head: Zurilod Dawnreaver
Reconnaissance Unit Department Head: Ameriya Nyteshade
Triage Unit Department Head: Amannette Hardy

Academic Division – Chancellor: Tarcanus Frostbourne

Research: Liseda Dawnbloom
Education: Lyrinel Morningflame
Ascendancy: Tarcanus Frostbourne

Summary of Recent Events

The Estate

The Order of Celestial Dawn has concluded the finishing touches on the Estate, which is the headquarters of the Order and is located on the coast of the southern end of Quel’Thalas. The Estate is where the offices, student living quarters, stores, docks, supplies, research labs, academic facilities and emergencies provisions are located.

Pandaria Expedition

Most recently, the Order took an expedition to Pandaria to study Pandaren culture, art, history, warfare, arms, spirituality and people.

The Future

Excursions

We are transitioning to become more involved and invested in research assignments and excursions due to the upswing in interest in adventure role play and the expressed desires by our members to role play throughout the world or in dungeons/raids.

Outposts

The Order will soon be focusing on constructing outposts in various continents, including when the expansion hits in Warlords of Draenor.

Classes, Seminars and Lectures

Classes and seminars will now be held on a monthly basis as to allow more time for random role play, walk-up role play, and excursions. Special lectures and guest lectures can be held at any time and always feel free to pitch an idea for a class or event that you think might fit for your character and your personal role play interests.

Become Involved!

We ALWAYS welcome new role players to the guild, regardless of their role play experience or time in game. We love to meet all your characters and see you turn out at role play events.

If you wish to take on your own expedition, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do to facilitate that.

If you wish to hold your own seminar or teach your own classes, please also contact one of us and we’ll point you in the right direction.

If you have an aspiring student or academic or have an apprentice that needs a tutor, please feel free to send us an in-game mail or walk up at any time.

Even if you have characters that are mercenaries, bards, or spellswords, musicians, or party animals there are always reasons and room for any character to becoming involved in the guild storyline, whether it be our Defense Division, Academic Division, or as an associate working with us in various parts of Azeroth to help us reach our goals (whatever they may be).

The only thing we always ask is that players always abide by our personal conduct policies and guild rules with regards to player conduct, both ICly and OOCly.

PvP Content

Lyrinel is the leader of our PvP Division, working tirelessly to form a rated battleground team and guild arena teams.

If you are interested in participating in either, please contact her for more information.

Please note that she and others are more than willing to run random battlegrounds and arenas with guild members in order to help them catch up with gear that they will need in order to progress to higher arena ratings or participate in rated battlegrounds.

Again, you should always feel free to ask in guild chat if people are free and want to run arenas or battlegrounds with you!

Old Content / Legendary Farming

Beginning in August, Lyrinel and other officers will begin running old content during the week so that people are farm transmog gear, titles, achievements, reputations, and legendary items!

Please stay tuned to the guild forums and our guild website for more information.

For further details or to make an inquiry, please whisper Lyrinel or send her an in-game mail!

Social Events

Again, please check out our guild forums for information regarding our social events and parties that we may be throwing on vent and in-game. We often plan things once or twice a month so that we can shoot the breeze and get to know one another better.

Podcast

Be sure to keep an eye out for the announcement of a new podcast that will be coming out shortly that definitely relates to the guild, World of Warcraft and role play! More information will follow quite soon!