Militha is the only child of the Crescendum family. As she turned out to
be a female, she was given training both in the physical and the arcane
arts. The Crescendum family valued strength, and so she was pushed to her
limits every day. Not once did she end the day without feeling tired, and
often she was sore as well from her weapons training and time spent
mastering her concentration necessary to use the arcane arts. It was not a
short time before her family deemed her ready to go to the surface world
from Unlit City. In fact, it was not until she had spent two years studying
and learning how to use weapons that they let her go. By that point, she
had mastered enough of the ways of her kin to feel comfortable on her own.
She was now truly a lady of darkness, and the dark-knight guild welcomed
Demons and Darkhan
Some time after Militha came to the surface, she met a female member of
her kin who spoke of Darkhan's ways. Though Militha has forgotten the name
of her former drow kin, she remembered the name Darkhan and pledged herself
to him. Some time later, Legion was closed, then reopened with the
stipulation that its members must worship Dogran. After what Militha saw
out of the Legion members, she was disgusted by their actions. They didn't
seem to care about making themselves feared as individuals. Quite to the
contrary, it seemed as though they openly used numbers as though this made
them more fearsome. This went against the principles of the Legion Militha
had known and heard about from tales of the past, where each member was
feared in their own right and practically a one man or one woman army. She
naturally decided against joining Legion, disgusted as she was with their
actions. She also disliked the demons that seemed to be coming out of
nowhere, and actively attempted to fight them at one point. Despite the
fact that she sold her soul to a demon, Militha considers herself against
them in general. Perhaps she is a demon slayer with demonic powers. Maybe
she just doesn't know where she's going. Whatever the case, Militha does
not like Legion, but considers herself a pious follower of Darkhan.
A rider without purpose
Some time after reaching her 50th and final title, Militha started
engaging in random acts of violence. She would fight people just to test
her strength, not caring about the consequences. Many fell before her,
though some survived. Her own aggression almost got the better of her on
two occasions, and actually got the better of her on another occasion
against somebody named Tsov who turned out to be a Keeper. While her
relationship with Legion had long been solidified, that defeat followed by a
random duel with Tiram proved to her that the Keepers were not to be messed
with. The Knights of Valour were another matter. She attacked the Castle
to draw out Thandus from the Palace, and had a few engagements before she
got drained from the power she had called upon with unholy strength exiting
her at a bad time. Miraculously, Thandus had not killed her, though she was
at her most vulnerable and could've easily died. When she taunted Thandus
about how the Knights must be pathetic if he's the best Lord Ceridwel has to
offer, his response surprised her; he actually said the light welcomes all
as opposed to cussing back at her. The subject of the oath was surprisingly
brought up despite all she had done. She said she would consider it and was
unsure of her purpose.
Some time later, she decided to join Strife because it gave her some
direction and meant she could exert more control or dominance over her
opponents. As the Warlord Letya had said she was one of the few who would
actually fight, she decided this was the way to go. Damned be the
consequences, forget the oath... If anyone wished to challenge her she
would be more than happy to settle things in the Arena. If someone
disrespected her outside, fine. That meant she could do as she pleased.
Ultimately, Militha has wanted to say for some time she is a champion. But
only time will tell...
There were a number of developments which happened after Militha joined
Strife. Most notably, she met a Knight named Savanti who had some initial
hesitation to speak to her. Savanti offended her at one point by getting
her gender wrong, which cost him his life. Militha killed him again later
but noted that like Thandus, Savanti seemed to think that the subject of the
oath was not yet decided. It seemed to be Savanti's goal to get her to take
it, possibly without coercion.
But then she met Krask. Krask immediately entered a crusade instead of
discussing matters, which made Militha view him with contempt. They have
fought once as of now, but Militha is certain she can beat him.
The whole oath issue is not one she views lightly. Coercion isn't going to
work on Militha, that's for sure. She's willing to fight if challenged, and
any idiot who is dumb enough to enter a crusade against her is asking to
As far as the whole thing goes, she doesn't like the restrictions the oath
gives, nor the consequences of not following them. If there were some way
to still allow for participation in Battle Royales where Valourian citizens
were involved, then it would be in the realm of possibility. But when
people yell at Militha to oath or die, she's willing to just laugh and kill
Also, Legion appears to be dormant at the time these words were recorded.
Militha suspects if they were more active, the Knights wouldn't be harassing
her as much.
But, who can say where this will all lead? Even the Immortals don't know
Destiny and Conquest
Militha lost count of how many people she had slain after a while.
Killing was just a bad habit she couldn't seem to quit at first, and then
the Keepers wanted her head after she had already died to them once. She
realized there was no point to holding back any more. She had acquired
Mourneblade at one point, and collected ten souls with it before Kryton took
it from her dead body (literally).
She had wanted to pick an opportune time to turn on Valour, but after losing
Mourneblade, she realized there was no point to holding back any longer.
And so Militha started to actively fight the Knights, embracing her destiny
as Darkhan's champion, and aiming for conquest as her new main goal.
A female humanoid is here. She has skin like sleek obsidian, glossed
almost as though a thin layer of glass was put on top of it. This thin
layer is undoubtedly her sweat, based on the scent which comes from her
direction. There would appear to be something wrong with her eyes, based on
her gaze. But this gaze is simply an open, predatory stare, almost as
though she is challenging you to cross her. This is supplemented with an
ever present smirk, giving her the air of arrogance and self-confidence.
Ozaru, I don't want to be that one asshole by singling you out, but... You have such potential for becoming an elite player but it's wasted on paranoia and pettiness. If you put more effort into your RP and tried to have fun instead of focusing only on PKing I think you'd do better. People aren't out to get you (at least I'm not), but playing the exact same way all the time means people go, "Oh that's another Ozaru character, I know exactly what to expect from him."
The Knights seemed to disappear once I explicitly refused the oath... Well, now that I'm gone I hope you come back!
I'd like to see the Consortium members spend more time playing outside of the late Friday/early Saturday surge, and less time being with one another to the point where nobody ever sees them alone. Several members are guilty of this. Ilromie, you're a goddamn coward who talks big and doesn't have a foot to stand on. The one time I didn't see you on at that specific time, I saw you scurry away from me like a rat at a time I was hunting Terrath... I came across you at random east of Valour, passed by you (without attacking), and you logged off well within a minute of my merely passing by. Valindra wasn't as bad... In fact I was enjoying our relationship. Were it not for the fact that I was focusing primarily on PKing I might have actually considered a career as a Herald.
The whole Darkhan business made things fun. I remember I was all set to take the oath and one of the Immortals, who was swapped into the fanatic priest, had some interactions with me. "You have forgotten me" were words spoken, which reminded me of one of the old Disney movies I watched over and over as a kid.
All in all I had fun. Not a terrible ratio I suppose. Kryton was a brute... Now he's definitely the big dog.
[reply to Militha]
Savanti 0 , 0 , 0 . And I'm really sorry for disappearing, I didn't exactly have much choice last month. Davairus 3 , 0 , 0 . You're pouring cold water on this with these post-delete negative call-outs. Militha 0 , 0 , 0 . You're right Dav. I'll not do that in the future. Militha 2 , 0 , 0 . So let me follow up again... I want to apologize for my needless callouts and brash conduct. I'd rather not be remembered for that over all the other stuff I did. I'll admit I didn't like Ilromie much sometimes due to some of our interactions (I was trying to attend an event at one point and Krask kept interrupting my participation, which ultimately led to some hurt feelings after I accidentally hit Istina). With that said, I can't really fault her for her actions. Just because I didn't like them at times doesn't mean I had to act out as I did a couple days ago. And I'm sorry. Davairus 3 , 0 , 0 . First, no need to apologize. AR is a very aggressive game, where we are literally killing one another, but, its pretty silly to trash talk after logging off / deleting. itd look especially dumb coming from "the elite". of course many of us enjoy a good dumpster fire because there's something wrong with us. but its not what we needed. what we need is for our players to be nice guys once they get off the game, even if they just logged off a nec. we need to maintain mutual respect for one another on the forums. i know sometimes that's as challenging to do as being good at pk'ing (if not more so) but that's definitely how to prove that we love this game and key to it flourishing. plenty of us with work to do here.
[reply to Dogran]
[reply to Ceridwel]
[reply to Quinace]
Militha 0 , 0 , 0 . Ah yes, that reminds me. The primary reason I went Strife was access to tenacity. I wanted to show what could be done with it, since people were talking about it at one point in the patch threads along with the Warlords stuff...
Davairus 0 , 0 , 0 . elaborate on what you mean by "not work in the void" Militha 0 , 0 , 0 . as in, you can't track someone in the void rooms if they enter them (same goes for the Shadow Grove). I was finding it really easy to get through the shadow grove by simply tracking my opponent's movements, which kind of defeated the purpose of it having a random layout if you ask me (at least from a PKing perspective). Militha 0 , 0 , 0 . you know how you can't track someone in a watery room? Something like that, applied to those rooms is what I'm thinking of as a fix.
Another thing which heavily worked in my favor was the addition of the tracking command. It's definitely not as OP as the golden road was but still pretty strong. It might need to be adjusted a bit to not work in areas like the Void or Shadow Grove.
[reply to Savanti]
Savanti 2 , 0 , 0 . My thoughts....superb roleplay, every interaction I had with Militha was great, you brought out the 'knight' aspect of the dark knights very well,especially being a member of Strife. You were a terror on the field that I could never overcome. Some of your RP I'll be forever traumatized by though I was giggling internally the whole time and trying to figure out how in the hell to play it. The oathing business, I was very proud of, even after a suspicious Imm put the kibosh on it with their own RP, it still made for a great time. Thank you for being a challenging opponent! Militha 0 , 0 , 0 . I enjoyed our interactions as well, Savanti.
Make no mistake, I had seriously been considering the oath until it became clear there were consequences if I actually did it. Being an outcast isn't fun (I know this from personal experience), and that seemed like the obvious consequence, so I decided to take the strong suggestion from the fanatic priest that I should reconsider my decision.
After that, I was wondering when or even if ever I would be considered anathema because it seemed obvious that I could handle any of the Knights one-on-one. I enjoyed pushing the limits at first, and was basically gaining souls with Mourneblade before my final note to Thandus and the Archons when I decided it was time to stop being so passive.
Overall, I enjoyed being a figure similar to the Green Knight from the tale "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" - a challenger to the heroes, though not one without honour.
Good run, Militha. Look forward to your next char.
[reply to Kryton]
[reply to Bladefury]
Mogu 0 , 0 , 0 . +1 HoE. Dogran 0 , 0 , 1 . This is not the process for HoE. Xenyar 4 , 0 , 0 . Like Nadrin said, we do have a uniform process now. Which is a good thing. Instead of one singular opinion could make the move to HoE at a whim. Bladefury BANNED 1 , 0 , 0 . That's basically what I do at this point. It honestly doesn't matter because as stated there is a new process but I for sure am gonna still recognise anyone who's character I feel meet the standard. With that being said well done.
But, I still think it's good thing for the community to voice their opinion with +1's and -1's. That shows a character was elite status in their eyes, and that player deserves that recognition in their GY.
I encourage the community to give that opinion. I always liked it when everybody chimed in with a +1 hoe(Ygin for example).
[reply to Avenar]
If you’re upset with the scholars why not just kill them? I’m sure you could have rp’d a reason for it.
Not going to cheer/boo/yawn since I barely interacted with you on any chars but it looks like the feedback is overall positive. That’s nice.
Would have been neat to see how you would have done against Szrevan. I found that to be a hard fight with a dark elf DK. Much harder than fighting an uncaballed fire warrior I’d suspect. That’s not a dig at Kryton, I’m not saying he is bad, just pointing out how strong mico tenor slith warlord is.
I was really looking forward to fighting you with my new char (if our times ever matched up). Good luck with the next, hopefully see you on the battlefield.
[reply to Kalist19]
Militha 0 , 0 , 0 . Perhaps ironically Kalist, *you* taught me how to play the reworked class... Remember Aelaldric? I fought you at one point on a different character, then figured out some other things later as I went along on Militha.
Kalist19 0 , 0 , 0 . Re: Aelaldric haha nice, that was a fun char.
Militha 0 , 0 , 0 . Oh and as for the timing... You tended to come on at around 10 PM my time, and since I now work full time and have to be up at 6:30 in the morning, any extended fight would generally hurt my sleep. I found work about a year ago after a period of unemployment. I was able to fight Linisan I believe because I didn't yet have commitments... After a while, I wasn't able to come on until 5:30 PM on weekdays due to my schedule and travel time. I actually earned an effective promotion a few months ago, and this meant among other things that I had increased commitments - commitment to my team, commitment to my job, commitment to meeting deadlines, commitment to responsibility for making things happen, and more. As such, I didn't log on as much later on in the day because when I have too little sleep, it can become dangerous for me to be driving (I've avoided accidents but that doesn't mean one wouldn't happen). Commute time is half an hour each way so it's not insignificant.
And I did fight Szrevan once in a duel to the death. He destroyed me as you might expect, though my gear was nowhere near as good as it was when I was at my peak.
Oh man I didn’t even check szrevan record before I said that, militha is old AF!
While we never danced your preferred number (it's not a jig I know well...), I always enjoyed your presence. I deeply appreciated how much a massive PK side player like you engaged with the Consortium. You consistently attended events and submitted works. Watching your and Savanti's relationship develop just through the written works was a joy. And while you apparently have hard feelings about never getting to come to blows with the Polymath, I adored the tension you two created while still maintaining the peace of the taverns. Sorting out teams for Kesaria's puzzle room and doing it with you is one of my favorite memories of recent times for the interpersonal aspects at play.
I also want to thank you heartily for actually applying for my gifts and entertaining the questions! It turns out not many will! You were unique and lovely. Cheers!
[reply to Trillian]
Militha 0 , 0 , 0 . It was out of respect for Valindra that I avoided doing anything in the taverns. Ilromie just irritated me and I found it annoying that she never seemed to be around aside from what for me was the Friday night surge and yet was talking about ruining of immersion due to a simple statement I made when it ruined *my* immersion to see her on at the exact same time every week, and no other times. I understand the whole situation of not being around at other times better when you put the way you did though, Trillian.
Its disappointing to see you carrying a grudge because I called out your obvious anachronism. Next time you see my on my way home while you're fighting someone else, let me know you want to go 2v1 and I'll happily oblige.
[reply to Ilromie]
Who will polish Mournblade now?
Who will shirk her duties?
Who keens for her among the Drow?
I sing of grief and cruelty.
Who will share the latest gossip?
Who will trash the Knights?
Who will bring my favorite outfit--
A tutu—to a knife fight?
Who, who, who? I am an owl
Or something less familiar:
I hoot and scream and cry and howl.
To hear it might have killed her.
But here she lies: gone, dead, and so—
I close another chapter--
A mourning song, who’s next to go?
I sing of what comes after.
[reply to Valindra]
Davairus 2 , 0 , 0 . not gonna get you a mercenary
that sort of thing is too OP
not gonna give you dirt kicking,
ive got something else thats just the thing...
*drops militha into a coffin*. take a look inside girl. Its my DK in a box!
its in a box
[reply to Dwiggans]