The Gendarran Free Company is a group of tightly knit brothers and sisters in arms who hold no specific allegiance. Funded by benefactors, donations and rewards, the GFC takes on only just causes. From defending farmsteads to breaking castle sieges, Captain Laskaris leads combatants of all backgrounds in a war of their own terms; a truly 'free' company of soldiers beholden only to themselves and each other.
Want to see a day in the life of the GFC? Read the story below!
Are you coming?
(Short story written by Sally Forrath)
(Short story written by Sally Forrath)
The GFC has aspirations in all aspects of the game; from casual RP in taverns, escorting caravans across Tyria and fighting the good fight on the battlefield. The nature of the guild means that we have free reign to join and create RP of our choosing without stepping on the toes of existing lore - and we take advantage of this to arrange a wide variety of RP for our members as well as promoting independent ideas and initiatives.
We don't want to restrict you from enjoying GW2's amazing world but rather encourage you to explore it all as part of our guild. The guild's structured with this in mind, so we won't force you to wear a uniform; we won't force you to attend an RP event or do something on pain of expulsion: you're free to RP when and wherever you like. All we ask is that you contribute to the whole in some way and that you're fairly active, at least every few days most of the time.
At the end of every other month a guild meeting is held where anyone promoted beyond the trial rank can vote on directions, or hold their own vote; most things are decided by committee, IC and OOC.
Interesting characters. Vibrant, off-the-wall characters, even if they're a bit silly, are much more likely going to be considered over cookie cutter military characters out for revenge because charr killed their parents. For the guild's IC banter to be interesting it's essential that characters are at least somewhat talkative, have interesting character development, and are just fun to be around.
Furthermore, we need players that can create their own RP. We don't serve up RP on a plate in GFC; I'm not getting paid enough. Our community is friendly and always willing to join in, so it's an ideal environment for people who don't mind getting their own RP started; plotlines, events, IC dungeons, or what have you. If you're looking to join, you have to be prepared to contribute.
You have to be active. If you aren't representing our guild most of the time, and if you aren't at least active several days a week, you won't get anything out of this guild. It isn't suited for multi-guilding.
Be prepared to put effort in, and you'll get plenty out of the guild in return!
If you're looking to join the Companions, Applications are accepted via our guild website. Please put as much effort and detail into this application as you can, as this is our first impression of you. You can apply even if recruitment is presently closed, and we'll consider it when we re-open. Please allow around a week for consideration - each officer in the guild has to review it before we proceed.
There are a few stages to the recruitment process:
- Apply to the guild using our online form, where we'll consider the basic details of your character and your background. If approved, goes to:
- An IC meeting with the GFC officers, where we roleplay the interview (typically a casual bar drink). If approved, goes to:
- A one month trial in the guild. After which, the GFC will vote on approving a promotion to Companion.
See below for the Free Company's recruitment posters you might see around towns and cities!
The Free Company is always up for hire! If you want to hire the Company for any reason, from guard duties to epic campaigns, please contact any of the officers listed below or seek us out IC. We pride ourselves on a respectful and professional approach on an OOC level whenever we are involved in an event, and we will do our best to co-ordinate with you to ensure fun for everyone involved.
Our lovely guild officers are always happy to chat with you if you have questions! You can PM us over Enjin, whisper us ingame or even find us for RP and ask in-character.
When we're not busy on jobs, the GFC can typically found around the taverns in Divinity's reach. You're always welcome to come RP with us!
See who to look for, and contact links, below:
Thanks for reading!