“Your services within Lindinheim have rendered you immune to fear and supremely confident. Together you will fearlessly march across the battlefield, moving from foe to foe in an impregnable formation. You would die for those beside you, as they would for you. Alone you are weak, together you are strong. The savage will say cowardly… We say strength in unity. Reject your primitive impulses and embrace your companionship, your loyalty. Two of the core principles that separates us from the barbarian vermin. Each and every one of you have trained for years in gruelling conditions, a brutal regime that has caused you to adapt an uncanny level of agility and acrobatic prowess even under heavy loads - you will effortlessly bound over traps, slip past barricades and, barring any act of divine intervention, smash straight through to get to our enemies. Do not fail me. That is the only warning you will ever receive." ~ Baleron Vindhlér, Count of Lindinheim, Lord of Gödenheim Castle.
It is expected that everyone in Lindinheim to be able to handle mature content. As can be expected from the theme – a county for those who will take whatever measures necessary to defend Lindinheim and the Citizens of Drakeolm – The County of Lindinheim will go over some dark stuff. Drug use, sexuality, gore and the like would not be unusual. It’s much closer to say that we encourage a more dark/macabre atmosphere than your usual role-playing theme. Whereas the typical fantasy role-play theme is comparable to a Forgotten Realms novel, we are much closer to George R. R. Martin and R. Scott Baker. If you are comfortable with them, then chances are you would do well within our County.
However, if you find the darker side of humanity to be something you are not comfortable with, then Lindinheim is not for you. It should be noted that we are NOT 'evil', good and evil are subjective terms and should be treated as such.
As we have mentioned in the opening paragraph, the County of Lindinheim is not your usual run of the mill "clan". There are individual characters that just would not work well with us. The childishly naive, the simple minded, and those whose only purpose is to be comic relief are a few examples. When thinking of joining us, ask yourself this: “If my character was alive in the Viking Era, is it likely that he/she would fit in with a highly trained and disciplined community that swears allegiance to the Duchy of Drakeolm and the County of Lindinheim?" If your answer is no, then this is not the place for your character.
With all of the above said, we do accept members who just want to fight, or craft, or even not role-play at all. These players can out-of-character (OOC) chat with us at anytime, but we ask that they do not interfere with those who are role-players and the overall theme.
"Joining the County of Lindinheim means becoming more than the sum of your parts. Your comrades bleed with you, fight with you and may even cross blades with you. You fight as a pack of wolves, or a pride of lions, and concert your efforts." ~ Baleron Vindhlér, Count of Lindinheim, Lord of Gödenheim Castle.
All of our members will focus on various plot aspects, with one overarching story-line playing into the current arch of the campaign. Much of our story will come from interaction with other Tribes and Guilds through trade agreements, escort missions and other jobs, but also the day-to-day needs and pressures the different nations face. At the end of each story, we will conclude and then write a short summary covering the build-up, the major aspects and the major players of each. This we hope will tell the story of our characters and our Clan in an easy to read, organized fashion. We don't plan on creating page after page of expanded myth's or lore, we want a compact story-line that is easy for new members to follow so that they can easily throw their own characters into the mix.
You're welcome to follow our story on our website or here in the forums.