Velvet Pearl is intended to be a heavy +18 roleplaying guild with a focus above all else on roleplaying and character development, on providing more immersion for The Old Republic and helping to bring it to life with what we hope and intend will be excellent roleplaying. Our aim is ultimately that players can see a member of our guild and know that they can expect to interact with someone who will provide them with quality roleplaying and enjoyment of the highest order.
Ran as a Pazaak Casino and a Gentlemen's Club situated at Nar Shaddaa - The Casino is the headquarters and visible 'face' of our guild which we intend will be run as a business. We are an Empire sided guild faction-wise even though we consider ourselves neutral and independents.
- Casino Staff, Pazaak Dealers, Courtesan's, Dancers and Servants.
- Club Security, Brawlers, Hired guns.
- Agents, Information Brokers and Spies.
The Gentlemen's Club and all that it includes is certainly the outward face of the business and as such, yes, as members we will have some characters who will roleplay card dealers, dancers and prostitutes with all that entails who will also operate according to strict guild rules meaning that the enjoyment of other players is not spoiled by seeing or being exposed to anything they find distasteful. Velvet Pearl, also has other areas covering a broad range of the underworld in terms of skulduggery and it is hoped to cater for all those who have a taste for the less up market aspects of planets like Nar Shaddaa during the time of the The Old Republic, including Bounty Hunters, Hired Guns, Smugglers, Agents, Information Brokers, Criminals, Slavers and Bodyguards as well as women willing to sell themselves for entertainment.
It is intended that the Velvet Pearl will be a fairly neutral independent guild of entertainers, selling services of all kinds. Being neutral isn't a game option in The Old Republic and so Velvet Pearl will be sided with the Sith Empire. We will work hard to turn things in our guild towards a grey balance as an independent. Being Independents, we will accept freelancers from both factions to work with us occasionally.
Velvet Pearl is a business which means that 'taking sides' isn't advisable. We will welcome guests of both factions and treat them with equal respect and hospitality as long as they behave. We aim to fill a middle ground, yes we will do jobs assigned by members of the Sith Empire if asked - for a price - but that doesn't mean that occasionally we won't accept contracts from people working for the Republic either. One thing that we will guarantee though is discretion, no one employing us for whatever service need fear we will pass it on to others - again - it's bad for business.
Roleplayers! Easy going people, with the backbone to help shape a guild in the nature of the Velvet Pearl. We want to see well thought out characters that are not only already well developed in terms of who they are, but who also have the possibility to evolve and change through IC stories and events within the game itself. Not every character will have an epiphany, but there has to be scope for development and we don't want to arrive at that horrible situation where at every RP session your character sits and is constantly re-telling their written background. That's not a character, that's a script. Maturity is paramount. That doesn't mean in terms of age but in terms of behaviour both IC and OOC, particularly so given part of this guild's nature. We want creativity, we want people willing and eager to contribute. We're not expecting to have a guild roster of more than 20-30 players, but we do want all those who join to contribute to the development and evolution of the Casino not to mention the development and growth of the The Old Republic Roleplayer community by extension.
What we do not want are players who's only interest is in ERP. An acceptance of it as part of the guilds business and roleplaying, yes by all means. A focus on it to the exclusion of anything else - absolutely not. God modders, meta-gamers, drama whores, stalkers and people who brings their RL issues into their game need not apply.
- Soldiers of Fortune
- Bounty Hunters
- ...And more than anything else, the kind of people, who are just looking for a good time.
Velvet Pearl will be hosting their casino in an area accessible to the public. This means that we will stay PG-13 at all times in all public channels, we will be respecting and obeying the rules, guidelines and ratings of The Old Republic. Velvet pearl will strictly be enforcing these rules. Private things are for private chats only. Also if found to be a respectable patron and a trusted frequenter of the Casino you may be given VIP status which has further perks and a closer connection with all aspects of the guild without having to be in it.
If you are a dedicated roleplayer and attracted by what you have read, are legally adult, over the age of eighteen (given the nature of the guild's business that rule is strictly enforced) the you can contact Zahira, Galin or Slixi through PMs on this site for short exchanges of conversation or head on over to our boards at http://velvetpearl.enjin.com where you will find more information about the guild including our application process as well as details on how to contact us and where to find us should you need to hire us for any of the services we supply. Registration on the forum is only required if you want to join the guild though it is also possible to register simply as a friend of the guild and still post in certain sections of the boards. Indeed, if you simply want to do that you are more than welcome. If you already have an enjin handle, signing up at our forum is a super easy one click procedure.
Current jobs available:
Staff Employee: Open
Security Employee: Closed
RP and event Calendar: (Our preffered nights for regular VP nights will be Tuesdays and Fridays)
7th Jan - Grand Opening at Velvet Pearl: Show
18th Feb - Karaoke night at the Pearl: Show
28th Feb - Tuesday RP Night - Upcomming!
Place: The Velvet Pearl
Type: Social event
Details: Regular RP night