The Grand History of the Hall of Rogues-An Interview with whitelightfell

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Hesu (2/2/2007 7:46:00 AM): Well, lets start at the beginning white. how long have you been in this city?

whitelightfell (2/2/2007 7:46:28 AM): Just over 3 years, found the city Nov 7, 2003

Hesu (2/2/2007 7:47:35 AM): when you arrived in the city, do you recall who was the first vampire that you met?

whitelightfell (2/2/2007 7:48:11 AM): outside my sire, the first vampyress I met was Nemesis Wings whitelightfell (2/2/2007 7:48:50 AM): I had joined the SC dojo, and she was the first to greet me, and became my sage within the hour

Hesu (2/2/2007 7:49:39 AM): I see Hesu (2/2/2007 7:49:55 AM): you were in the Shadows Court for quite awhile then Hesu (2/2/2007 7:50:18 AM): would you like to expound about your early days then?

whitelightfell (2/2/2007 7:53:10 AM): my early days were typical.. I was a student in the Dojo, so was discouraged from making myself known to the city. I worked my way up in the Dojo, Sage of Teaching, then the first Paladin of the Shadow Court. My responsibility was student safety. I stayed at position for a while, till finally making Magister of the Dojo whitelightfell (2/2/2007 7:54:11 AM): its the only other house Ive ever known than Rogues

Hesu (2/2/2007 7:54:23 AM): well the Shadow Court was a long standing, old and once illustrious clan, we can hardly touch on all of the history now. But may we touch on what maybe was your happiest day there and then your worst?

whitelightfell (2/2/2007 7:56:42 AM): hmm my happiest days had to be during my courtship with rel. Both of us knew the day we met, something bigger would come for us. However I was with another, and she’d sworn to never be companioned. Funny how that works out. It was a good time for the clan as well, the Dojo was strong, we had great students and sages - like your husband. whitelightfell (2/2/2007 7:58:59 AM): the worst? without a doubt when petty differences, attitudes, and apathy crumbled the SC from within. I’d had a dream of starting my own clan at one time, but had committed to seeing SC rebuild, and stay strong. seeing it fall the way it did broke my heart

Hesu (2/2/2007 7:59:01 AM): well we all have those we admire and those that have let us down in our life, might you have someone that you feel let you down the most?

whitelightfell (2/2/2007 7:59:18 AM): hmmm a couple… Hesu (2/2/2007 7:59:28 AM): you care to name them?

whitelightfell (2/2/2007 8:00:17 AM): ~smiles~ my sire. Jodee. she showed such great potential, then let petty things and self madness take her, and she took her own life in the streets. whitelightfell (2/2/2007 8:00:53 AM): I still see the shell of what she was walking about, but it’s not her inside. she destroyed everything she was, and could have been

Hesu (2/2/2007 8:01:47 AM): so may I ask Hesu (2/2/2007 8:01:58 AM): what was the final straw that caused you to leave the SC?

whitelightfell (2/2/2007 8:04:56 AM): Rel and I both saw the Rogues had no future with them. I had transferred to the Rogues from Dojo to help build a stronger force, to build what Will Der Bauer had originally set forth to do, make the Rogues more than just thieves. Ever time we presented a plan, we were met with outright opposition. Add to that, the fact that my “replacement” in Dojo as magister wouldn’t let us recruit new students, and we realized we’d been set aside. We’d been discussing it for a while, and still were trying to find a way to weather that storm, it just couldnt be weathered

Hesu (2/2/2007 1:28:27 PM): so tell me about the beginnings then, if you would be so kind. Hesu (2/2/2007 1:28:45 PM): How many members did you start out with?

whitelightfell (2/2/2007 1:28:57 PM): when we ceded? whitelightfell (2/2/2007 1:29:04 PM): we took 4 with us whitelightfell (2/2/2007 1:29:10 PM): now we’re over 20

Hesu (2/2/2007 1:29:22 PM): thats an impressive number Hesu (2/2/2007 1:29:31 PM): in such a short time

whitelightfell (2/2/2007 1:29:37 PM): thats including students

Hesu (2/2/2007 1:29:58 PM): I see Hesu (2/2/2007 1:56:27 PM): what is the goal or mission statement of the clan?

whitelightfell (2/2/2007 2:00:28 PM): Its hard to classify a lifestyle into a goal or mission statement whitelightfell (2/2/2007 2:00:34 PM): that means we have a target in mind whitelightfell (2/2/2007 2:01:05 PM): we’re an evil clan, we dont tolerate the politics of this city, find it rather boring actually

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:01:59 PM): Let us talk about the clan Hesu (2/3/2007 6:02:05 PM): its beginnings Hesu (2/3/2007 6:02:08 PM): where it is now Hesu (2/3/2007 6:02:11 PM): where you hope to be

whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:04:24 PM): We were formed in November of 2003, by Heimdag’ who at the time, wanted a band of cut throat thieves. Over the years, we’ve had such leaders as Heimdag, Neo, Nemesis Wings, Will Der Bauer, vampsrtramps, wOundedknee’ among others. whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:04:41 PM): We’ve had a couple of face lifts’ the original name HouseHeimdag, was formed from two houses of the original Capadocious Empire, the Healers, and the Black Hand. Shortly after, we were renamed the weaponsmiths by Will. He then started the path to molding the Rogues to what we are today. Eventually, Will renamed us the Hall of Rogues. We were no longer thieves, but true visions of the dark arts he imagined we should be. May of last year, we ceded from the Shadow Court. Before their ultimate demise. whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:05:05 PM): We have a rich and varied past. But one thing stands the same; we’re strong, determined, and eternal. We’re ruthless, whether we’re zeroing your bank account or your blood. So, welcome to the Hall of Rogues. We’re the new kids on the block that just happen to have been here longer than most of the noise makers in this City. whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:05:15 PM): thats kinda our past whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:05:20 PM): and to a degree our present

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:06:03 PM): what is different now from then?

whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:06:21 PM): under the sc we were thieves whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:06:29 PM): mainly, thats what Heimdag created whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:06:53 PM): Will started the change and wanted more skilled dark arts, the ability to defend ourselves. whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:07:42 PM): sadly the SC needed to feel they were more than that, and had to “defend us”. didnt go so well. Once I joined th Rogues, we picked up Wills original idea, and ran with it, building our own arms. whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:09:02 PM): we have two houses now…. Shebalin d Xal (Drow - the Rogues adopted language for Rogues of Might) whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:09:15 PM): the Xal are the warriors, the brute thugs of the clan whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:09:50 PM): I run the units within the house. we take nothing off of no one

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:10:11 PM): explain what you mean please

whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:10:18 PM): we dont care who crosses us, backgrounds, family.. .doesnt matter whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:10:32 PM): you cross a Rogue, you get all of us whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:11:01 PM): once we hit, we dont accept surrender, or negotiations. whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:11:20 PM): we give two warnings before we strike, both in the city and in the public halls whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:12:08 PM): but once that first shot is fired, we dont rest till theyre done. The only acceptable surrender by an enemy is zero whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:12:59 PM): we had to remove an errant vampire from the city for an attack on one of our own recently. they were quite cowardly about it at first, and begged for their life. whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:13:25 PM): at one time, their sire offered an outrageous amount of coin if we’d spare this ones life. whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:13:46 PM): we didnt accept whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:14:07 PM): our other house is Shebalin d’ Olist (Rogues of Stealth) whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:14:20 PM): they’re the thieves,intel, secret ops of the clan

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:16:10 PM): so who are the leaders? whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:16:22 PM): relsav leadsOlist whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:16:27 PM): I lead Xal

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:17:50 PM): so off the subject of the clan momentarily Hesu (2/3/2007 6:18:12 PM): what are your views of the city today as compared to when the clan began long ago?

whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:18:51 PM): I see a lot more drama and whineyness than I did 3 years ago. Hesu (2/3/2007 6:19:07 PM): agreed Hesu (2/3/2007 6:19:15 PM): less hard work and more chest beating

whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:19:21 PM): Politics have taken over, it seems, everyone is afraid of upsetting an aliance whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:20:05 PM): and I see a lot of pathetic bickering from a lot of young ones who’d have had their ass handed to them for it, just a few years back whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:21:37 PM): Ive learned to despise the little cliques in the city

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:23:30 PM): who in the city do you most admire?

whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:23:54 PM): wow whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:23:56 PM): hmmm whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:24:03 PM): its changed over the years… whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:25:12 PM): let me think on that whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:26:06 PM): I think, rel. shes always reminded her own person, despite what those, even me, around her do and say whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:26:16 PM): she calls me out when Im wrong (its often) whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:26:27 PM): she admits fault the one or 2 times Im right whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:26:42 PM): shes never really changed from who she was 2 1/2 years ago

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:27:40 PM): consistency in character is a mighty virtue Hesu (2/3/2007 6:27:47 PM): especially in this fly by night city

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:28:16 PM): so white, what do you see in your future, the clans future and the culture of this city?

whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:31:08 PM): I see my future strong with rel and the Rogues… and I see us continually growing, pushing on, gaining speed as we go. whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:31:17 PM): the culture? wow thats hard. whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:33:03 PM): I think something needs to be done, city wide to restore some truer value to what we had once before, where a vampire knew when to keep their mouth shut. that they understood there are things far bigger than they are.. .and just because something works in the emo circles and the ghettos, it won’t fly with those of us who’ve been around for a while

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:34:43 PM): I agree very much Hesu (2/3/2007 6:34:52 PM): but how do you think we can attain that?

whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:35:07 PM): ass kicking parties? whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:35:39 PM): seriously, a bonding of those who hold these same traditions, and we cleanse the city whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:35:54 PM): we step up and show who we aer, why we’ve made it this far whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:38:27 PM): I got into a pissing match with a ahem pleasant young lady whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:38:46 PM): who was irate over my 360, that claimed the house the Rogues came from was older than most clans whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:39:20 PM): she likes to think her clan is the oldest warring clan in the city whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:39:52 PM): anyway she totally missed my point. that we have roots that run deep; Ive never professed the rogues were old whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:42:52 PM): we’re slowly coming to an understanding that she might realize Im not just talkin to hear myself talk whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:44:37 PM): I wonder when the city went soft? whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:44:46 PM): or started talking things to death whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:45:46 PM): its the drama and the sorority cliques that are out there whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:46:11 PM): the weapons of holy water and scrolls have been replaced with slander, and backstabbing whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:46:14 PM): and exclusion

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:46:39 PM): well Hesu (2/3/2007 6:46:49 PM): I was of the excluded now wasnt I? Hesu (2/3/2007 6:47:21 PM): actions will always eventually speak louder then any words Hesu (2/3/2007 6:47:30 PM): Roadie told me this during the CoB war Hesu (2/3/2007 6:47:32 PM): he said Hesu (2/3/2007 6:47:36 PM): they will all start to see Hesu (2/3/2007 6:47:46 PM): one day they will realize… you always mean and do what you say Hesu (2/3/2007 6:47:54 PM): and they are just following hot air Hesu (2/3/2007 6:47:59 PM): and he was right

whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:49:09 PM): Id much rather you show me who you are than have some silly whiner whisper it to me

Hesu (2/3/2007 6:49:19 PM): exactly

whitelightfell (2/3/2007 6:57:45 PM): Im just excited to see how this all gets put together, and to see a future for the city



One thing that I guess I failed to mention in this, and it wasn’t a purposeful deletion…

In no way shape or form do I want the credit for the Rogues being where they are today. Rel laid every foundation we currently have the day she took the Rogues from her predecessor. The Rogues had taken a few very tough hits, and she weathered that storm and laid down the pavement for us to work off of. She worked her ass off to ready the Rogues for the next step, she dug up so much of the past that we’ve implemented.

She’s the reason I was even here to do this interview… Why I’m with the Rogues, and why Im looking forward to the clans future.

If my previous comments haven’t said that, let this show the real record.

Rel, I’m very proud to be building this home with you

whitelightfell Senger d’lil Shebalin karliik shebali d’ xal Hall of Rogues qu’ellar d’ t’puuli rels, forever