Recruitment

Recruitment is OPEN in general to Social/Casual applicants & to Ranged DPS for raiding, and CLOSED for other raiding (an exceptional Healer may be considered, Monk preferred).

Truly exceptional applicants will always be considered - be prepared to make your case. :-)

Raid Progress

Emerald Nightmare: 7/7 Mythic.
Trial of Valour: 2/3 Mythic.
Nighthold: 4/10 Mythic.
Tomb of Sargeras: 2/9 Mythic.
Antorus, The Burning Throne: 0/11 Heroic.

Role Playing

The Ebon Redemption
Open Guild Roleplay

The wind shrieked like a child in pain.

Ignorant of the tempest raging outside, a lone figure knelt before an ancient altar sheltered by cold, saronite walls. Despite the storm that seemed engulfed the structure, the interior was deadly calm, allowing the figure to concentrate wholly on the rythmic sounds of his own breathing.

His meditation was broken by a sudden gust of wind, sweeping through the benches, snuffing out the few candles that littered the room, providing the faint illumination. The figure's long, elegant ears twitched, as they registered the sound. The wind died as suddenly as it came, leaving the room once again in deadly silence. His concentration broken, the figure rose, the heavy platemail he wore creaking in protest of the motion. He opened his eyes, once burning with bright amber, now glowing with an unnatural blueish hue. His glaring eyes surveyed the now dark room, trying to pinpoint the source of the eerie gust of wind. It was more of a motion out of sheer habit, for his heightened other senses have long ago registered the other presence in the room with him.

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Welcome to the Ebon Flame!

Ebon Flame is a raiding guild with a strong social and community aspect based on Moonglade, an RP-PvE realm in the EU.

We are one of the oldest guilds in the realm, formed in December 2005. Today, Ebon Flame is a long-standing & successful guild with active recruitment, resources in the form of a focused & well stocked/funded guild bank accessible to members, and an active Officer corps.

We have until recently fielded two 10-man raiding teams. One was a progression raiding team that asked a high performance level from its members, and the other was a more social raiding team that wished to progress through current content and who are not afraid of a little challenge along the way. In the run-up to Warlords of Draenor, we have consolidated into one raiding team - and we will continue with one team into the expansion, hitting everything all the way up to & including Mythic.

As well as our raiding successes, we pride ourselves on the stable and mature community we have built up over time and welcome like-minded people to join us as social members. We encourage all other kinds of activities to take place, from PvP in arenas & battlegrounds to role-playing to PvE in instances and doing dailies together. We always aim to get to know each other better, challenge ourselves against the greatest of challenges, and ultimately enjoy the game all of us have chosen to play.

Guild News

Harjatan has been Mythically Destroyed

20 November 17, by Tiaana

The Defeat of Mythic Goroth

20 November 17, by Tiaana

Axedra's Campfire Stories - Friday 27th Oct, 2017

29 October 17, by Sofiana



Sofi's Story.

It is just gone midnight, in an otherwise unremarkable house in the back streets of Stormwind. The autumnal night is deathly silent, save for the distant cathedral bells tolling out the passage of the hours. A young child is asleep in her bed.

Suddenly wide & stone-cold awake, she hears footsteps outside her door, and peeks out of the corners of her eyes to see what is happening. Her door swings softly & gently open to reveal a silhouette, carrying what the girl... somehow knows to be... the corpses of her parents.

After quietly propping them up on a chair in the hallway, the murderer writes something on the wall in the blood of his victims, with his bare hand. He then hides under the child's bed.

The child is scared beyond belief. She can’t read the writing on the wall and she knows the man is under her bed. She pretends that she slept through the whole thing and hasn’t awoken yet. She lays as still as the bodies, quietly hearing the oh-so-soft breathing from under her bed.

The cathedral bell tolls once again. Her eyes have adjusted more and more to the darkness. She tries to make out the words, but... it’s a struggle...

Finally, she cannot help but let out a gasp or horror when she finally makes out the sentence...

"I know you are awake”.

The bed... shifts.




Axedra's Story.

Let me tell you this story about the old guild mate I had, Maerel, he was a nice guy that used to love all kinds of rare items and trinkets. He’d spent hours and would jump through hoops to gather all that shit.

So this one evening during hallow’s end, he logs on and finds himself back in goldshire. The mail icon on his screen indicated he had a new letter and he decided to check it out before going tricky treating like he planned. There were new pets to gather, after all.

The letter read:

Hi Maerel!
I’ve found a way to get that hidden hallow’s end mount, just throw some of this candy at the Lich King during his fight in ICC 25 and he’ll drop it 100%!
Good luck!

Despite the letter missing a sender’s name, Maerel concluded it was probably from his buddy Othello, they had discussed hidden event mounts the other night and itt was so like him to send some magical mount candy in the letter’s attachments.

Maerel put the candy in his inventory, and then went back into the inn to get the tricky treats. He noticed a strange character standing in the corner, it looked like a random npc all dressed in black. Nothing out of the ordinary about that of course but it lacked a nametag and was standing so close to the wall that it almost went through it. Its hunched back was turned towards maerel and it was standing very still, as if it got stuck somehow.
As Maerel tried to mouse-over the character, his game froze. The sound was broken too, he noticed, as he heard a soft looping sound effect.

Thump sshh… Thump sshh...

It almost sounded like something being dragged across a floor.

His screen flashed from black to white and the game was unfrozen. The dark character was gone. Maerel shrugged and decided it was probably a glitch, a character from another zone that shouldn’t have been there and wondered where it had come from. He even toyed with the idea of going online outside the game, to see if others had seen it in different locations as well.

However, Hallow’s end wouldn’t last forever and Maerel wasn’t about to let this opportunity of a rare mount pass. After raiding the inn’s pumpkin, he made his way to the icy colds of Northrend.

Moving into Icecrown Citadel, Maerel noticed that the place was unusually quiet. The characters inside had all already been killed and for some reason, their corpses hadn’t vanished. It looked as though a raidparty had just ploughed through it.
Grumbling, Maerel moved back outside and started thinking, did he clear it already this week or did he forgot he extended it before or something?
He made sure he wasn’t in party, pressed “reset all instances” and went back in. The loading screen flickered from black to white and there was that weird thumping sound effect again, but after the entrance reappeared things looked normal again. Even the alliance npcs were back to life.
Maerel scratched his head, something about that irked him, but he proceeded to clear the instance anyway, no use wasting a good instance reset..

Things were easy these days, he remembered coming here when the content was current. Remembered how it felt to be careful and not trigger the guardian traps in the first few halls and having to clear entire rooms before engaging a boss. “Good times” he thought to himself while one-shotting everything in his path.
As he walked up to the gunship encounter, he was surprised to find the ship missing.
“What the hell is up with this game tonight?” Without a gunship there was no way to move forward, so Maerel paused and reloaded his ui before taking more drastic measures.

Instead of seeing the regular loading screen, his screen started flashing and he caught glimpses of the alliance gunship burning and falling from the sky. He could see the horde vessel in the distance and, in between the screen flashing as if the scene was being illuminated by lighting, a hunched dark figure standing silently on its deck. Why was it facing away from Maerel and the falling gunship?
The sound had gotten all wonky again too.

Thump sshh… Thump sshh...

Was it getting louder or was that just his imagination?

His screen flashed once more and then returned to normal. The gunship arrived to dock as if nothing had happened.
For a moment maerel just stood there, shaken by what he had seen. Was his pc malfunctioning? Should he unplug and let someone look at it before it burned to a crisp? Or maybe it was something in the raid that had been changed for hallow’s end?

It was probably the latter, he nodded reassuringly to himself.
No need to freak out, the pc is fine.

Valiantly, he stepped on the deck of the gunship. Prepared for more glitches or jumpscares he started the fight... but was relieved to find it played out as it had done a hundred times before. In fact, during the other boss encounters, saurfang, professor putricide and his “children” absolutely nothing happened out of the ordinary.
Maerel started to think he may have actually imagined things and felt himself falling back in the raid’s familiar routine, next up was the vampire queen’s lair.
He walked back into the circular room where the raid branched out between the various bosses and noticed the two valkyries that normally circled the room were both dead on the floor.
He was sure he did not kill them.
Upon closer inspection he found they had been decapitated and gutted. “Is this a new death animation?“ Maerel wondered, “It looks rather brutal, not to mention way too gorey.”
When he followed the bloodtrail with his eyes, Maerel saw a hunched dark figure on the other side of the room, limping slowly towards the opposite hallway, blood dripping from its hands. Confused by this sudden appearance of the unknown figure, maerel checked his ui for a clue about its identity.
“I’m pretty sure that thing is not supposed to be here… Why is there no goddamn name-tag?”
The creature was still slowly moving forward, it had an irregular step and seemed to drag one foot behind it.
As Maerel moused-over it for more info it suddenly turned its back towards him and stopped moving completely.
“Wha- what is wrong with that thing? why doesn’t it highlight when I mouse over it?” Maerel tried to move closer to select the creature but his screen was already frozen. The music had died and there was that horrible thumping sound effect again, sounding louder this time, no doubt about it...

Thump sshh… Thump sshh...

Suddenly his screen flashed and the figure was gone. The music returned to normal and Maerel was able to move his character again.
“Is this really part of the hallow’s end stuff?” Maerel shuddered and looked around, the valkyries were still dead but there was no sign of the hunched figure.
Maerel decided to press on, he’d not gone through all this weird crap to leave this raid halfway. Besides, there was this pet he had been after forever, that wouldn’t drop for him, so maybe he’d earned some goodwill from this buggy game tonight.
Coming through the rooms of the following bosses he found they had all already been killed and were lying unlootable, decapitated and gutted on the floor. Maerel sighed, “ugh, I’ve so had it with this weird shit, that lich king had better still be there and give me my mount”

Walking back into the circular room where the dead valkyries still lied, Maerel stopped and inspected the teleporter. It was active, the lich king was reachable. He took another look around the room, no dark figures. “This has been one trippy evening”
When he checked his bags to see if the special candy was still there, his mouse cursor rested on the heartstone next to it.
Maerel shook his head and stepped forward on the teleporter.

As he feared, there was no loading screen…. Just a pool of black so deep, he could almost see his own reflection. And that sound….

Thump sshh… Thump sshh...

As the throne room suddenly appeared, Maerel was relieved to see the familiar figure of the lich king still sitting on the throne.
The lich king looked much smaller than usual though. Maerel suddenly realised the -now almost familiar- sound effect hadn’t stopped
Thump sshh…
and was becoming faster and louder with every passing moment.

Thump sshh… Thump sshh...

Did the lich king always have a hunch? Maerel tried to move his character but his game was already frozen. His stomach turned as he saw that, not only was what he thought was the lich king actually the dark figure he had seen all night, it had started moving and turned slowly and unnaturally toward him.
Thump sshh…
The thumping sound effect was in sync with the creatures movements and was now so loud it was blocking out all other sounds in the room.

Thump sshh… Thump sshh...

A chill ran down Maerel’s spine as he felt his limbs become heavy and unresponsive, he could do nothing but wait for the creature to come closer and closer

Thump sshh… Thump sshh...

It was so close now he could almost touch it..

Thump sshh… Thump sshh...

He felt the cold, wet breath of the creature on the back of his neck and realised...

The sound was not coming from his computer...


The Heroic Felling of the Fel Fallen Avatar (of Fel)

31 July 17, by Sofiana

Ahead of the Curve - Heroic Gul'dan Dead!

15 April 17, by Sofiana

The warriors of Ebon Flame stand triumphant, having defeated Gul'dan in the culmination of Heroic Nighthold!



Also, Heroic Botanist.



And Heroic Tichondrius.



And Heroic Star Augur Etraeus.



And Heroic Krosus.

Another Update, Mid-Heroic-Nighthold

6 February 17, by Sofiana

Spellblade Aluriel, The Nighthold, Heroic.


Trilliax, The Nighthold, Heroic.


(Earlier Nighthold bosses on Heroic weren't deemed worthy of a screenie, having been one-shotted. :-) )

Gul'dan, The Nighthold, Normal.


Helya, Trial of Valour, Heroic.

Pre-Nighthold Update

12 January 17, by Sofiana

Congrats and well done to all involved in these tricky kills! :-)

Dragons of Nightmare, Emerald Nightmare, Mythic. (Mental note: never stand behind Lylaeth. :-( )


Ursoc, Emerald Nightmare, Mythic.


Elerethe Renferal, Emerald Nightmare, Mythic.


Guarm, Trial of Valour, Heroic.

Bringing Things Up to Date

21 November 16, by Sofiana

Nythendra, Emerald Nightmare, Mythic.


Helya, Trial of Valour, Normal.

Heroic Xavius - Dead!

25 October 16, by Sofiana

Boom.

First Killshots of Legion

18 October 16, by Sofiana

Some toughies here, all from Emerald Nightmare on Heroic. Congratulations to all involved, who are now looking full in the face of Heroic Xavius... :-)





Mythic Hellfire Assault & Iron Reaver Beaten

10 June 16, by Sofiana

After some considerable time and a number of issues affecting numbers of raiders, on the evening of Thursday the 9th May 2016 with less than twelve weeks to go until Legion launches, Ebon Flame made it's first successful foray into Mythic Hellfire Citadel - and dropped the first couple of bosses. People seemed to generally enjoy the renewed challenge and chance to stretch their skills in tough, progression content again for the first time in months. :-)

Blackhand (Mythic) Has Fallen!

27 May 16, by Sofiana

Ariethar. Axedra. Chiikiraa. Dawnelle. Devial. Ellvae. Gandogar. Heba. Kenshou. Llompski. Materalus. Mayuu. Shayden. Sofiana. Talyth. Tiaana. Uria. Verannion. Vivantaa. Ymla.

Twenty names - those of Ebon Flame raiders who, on the eve of Thursday the 26th of May 2016, saw through the fall of Blackhand at his most empowered. As a thanks, the Alliance has awarded all Ebon Flame members the opportunity to purchase a Blacksteel Battleboar. :-)

Furthermore, following this victory Ariethar was awarded the single Ironhoof Destroyer to honour his services to Ebon Flame in leading raids since the start of the Warlords of Draenor expansion. Thank you very much for all your efforts to the benefit of us all, Ari! :-)

Heroic Archi Looks Good From Here, Too

20 November 15, by Sofiana

The culmination of many nights of work and wipes happened on the evening of Thursday the 19th November, 2015. We knew what we were doing, and all it took was a little extra "punch". :-)

Archimonde Looks Good From This Angle

3 September 15, by Sofiana

Ebon Flame Transmog Contest

27 August 15, by Sofiana

On the evening of Wednesday 26th August 2015 in the beer garden of "A Hero's Welcome" in Dalaran, Ebon Flame held a costume/transmog competition! First place was won by Devavictrix, second was Susaku, third was Chiikiraa with myself a finalist runner-up. Thanks ever so much also to Bragdash & Faelwen & Catla for taking part, to everyone who showed up to spectate, to Merri & Llompski for judging, and to Shayden for organising and judging! :-)