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The Vanguard Roleplay Network

Founded 2007


Recruitment is OPEN

Updated February 2023

One Community, Many Games

We began as a small World of Warcraft roleplay guild on October 3, 2007.

As years went on, we branched into other games and started tabletop campaigns together. Today, we have two established guilds in World of Warcraft and Guild Wars 2, and hang out in many places in between.

Diversity, Inclusion, Safety, & Respect

We’re a diverse community from all walks of life, banded together by our love of storytelling and video games. After a long day of work, stress, and other real-world commitments, the VRPN (Vanguard Roleplay Network) is a place for chilled adult gamers to play with like-minded folks, have fun, and make memories. We welcome fellow gamers and storytellers who want the same.

Our Mainstays:

The core games we play together and recruit from are:

  • World of Warcraft
  • Guild Wars 2

Game-wise, our focuses are roleplay and light PvE, focusing on small-group content for story completion.

Our MMORPG Guilds

Vanguard of the Rose

Server: Wyrmrest Accord-US, World of Warcraft
Guildmaster: Dawnfield

Vanguard of the Silver Dawn

Server: Tarnished Coast-NA, Guild Wars 2
Guildmaster: Riathan

Writing Community

Unique to the VRPN is we maintain a network site with full creative writing support. Guildies who love writing can publish their roleplay stories as well as original works for the fellow writers and readers.

Our Auxiliaries:

Between time in our favorite two MMOs, we also play:

  • Darktide
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Sea of Thieves

The list goes on…

Tabletop Campaigns

We also have 5 ongoing tabletop roleplay campaigns in:

  • Dungeons & Dragons 5E
  • Pathfinder 2nd Edition

Latest Roleplay Writings

Here’s what our members have recently written in their character journals. Writings include our MMORPG games and tabletops.


acceptance;

Does it hurt? Yes. He writhes. He hums with a new feeling, a new sense to him. She watches him melt, and renew himself upon these hidden sands, deep in the back of a skull too often cracked upon pavement and stone and clay. His chest bubbles and boils. His head sears with a blinding, […]

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bargaining ; anger

Again. She demands his attention. She demands his strength. His cunning. His sacrifice. She demands the facets of himself he’s honed to spearpoints, as he chases Her through the brush and wilds. This is something else now, something new and terrifying, but She will not leave him be, content to watch himself fling his soul […]

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denial;

There is no immediacy here. There’s not a fractured, hollow ringing in his ears when the blow comes. There is only the moment. And then there is a beach. When he opens his eyes once more, the shade has gone, and the white sand warms his back and the waters cool his feet. The soul […]

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Sacrifice

Mission successful Argus slumps against the wall, eventually dragged over to a bed in the infirmary, beads of sweat running down his face. While it was no longer bleeding, there was a indiscruabable pain where his arm once was. His arm was gone, gone… He could still feel it, it still felt like it was […]

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Our Guild Story:
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

In World of Warcraft, the Vanguard of the Rose was founded to broker cooperation between the Alliance and Horde. Similar to its velvet yet thorned namesake, the Rose specializes in both diplomatic and martial means to achieve its goals — the latter, only as necessary.

However, from the Rose’s inception, the on-and-off-again Alliance-Horde conflict made the its peacekeeping mission fraught. All this culminated with Theramore’s destruction — a port that up till then, was incidentally called home.

Following Theramore’s destruction, the Rose dedicated itself to removing genocidal warchiefs of the Horde, beginning with Garrosh Hellscream, pausing at the peaceful albeit short tenure of Vol’jin Darkspear, and ending with Sylvanas Windrunner.

Separate from the faction conflict, the Rose battled other threats. From the Red Witch, Sha’s nightmares after losing Theramore, betrayal within from the most unlikely places, and allying with rogue Covenants in the afterlife, the Vanguard has rose and prevailed.

Our Guild Story:
Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2

In Guild Wars 2, the Vanguard of the Silver Dawn was sanctioned by the guild initiative and active in battling the threats against Tyria, preparing for new threats to arise.

Formed by Riathan Bordren, former noble of Ascalon, the Vanguard have braved many threats both Dragon-borne and Mist-borne. Formed from all walks of Tyria’s denizens, an unlikely band, yet willing to rise to any challenge.

Their latest threat was against a Shadow King spawned from the Mists from an echo of one of humanity’s most shameful days, seeking to corrupt and turn humanity back onto a different, darker path.

New allies made from hidden enemies, lives started anew without the misdirection of a false leader. Ancient magics stir in the wake of the final days of the Dragon Cycle, and the Vanguard Seek to understand an ancient blade, and a new source of magic that may prove disastrous to all who come in it’s way.

Event Calendar

Here’s what’s going on within our community this month.


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