Join the Vanguard
One Community, Multiple 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.Over time, we came to call our network of guilds and tabletops
The Vanguard Roleplay Network, or VRPN.
Wrymrest Accord-US / AllianceGuildmaster
the Silver Dawn
Who We're Looking For
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.Game-wise, our focuses are roleplay and light PvE, focusing on small-group content for story completion.
Our Guild Stories
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.
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.
Out-of-character in both guilds, we write and DM fun guild and server roleplay plots, as well as support greater roleplay and community efforts by fellow gamers. Many of us are also active writers who love collaborating in RP works with one another.
The VRPN is an inclusive community that does not tolerate any forms of bigotry, including but not limited to: homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, etc. Gaming is for everyone, and we don't subscribe to gaming's antiquated culture of discrimination, exclusion, and gatekeeping.
These are the rules we abide by. For the full text of each rule, see below.
Diversity, Inclusion, Safety, & RespectKeep Disagreements ConstructiveConflict Resolution is a Team EffortBe Excellent to Each OtherRemember to Have Fun
A Creative 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 Auxiliary Games
Between time in our favorite two MMOs, we also roleplay in:
4 Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition campaigns
1 Pathfinder 2nd Edition
And play these multi-player games:
Deep Rock Galactic
Sea of Thieves
Plus many more.
For World of Warcraft
Role(s): Community Manager, WoW GM since 2009
Game: Dawnfield on Wyrmrest Accord-US
For Guild Wars 2
Role(s): Community Moderator, GW2 GM since 2017
Game: Riathan Borden on Tarnished Coast-NA
Account Handle: Riathan.6825