Forlorn Hope is recruiting. Looking for mature, easy-going players, no matter what age. Forlorn Hope is a small guild, with a great many real life friends. We have several married couples in the guild as well, so couples are especially welcome! Though we raid, we are not raid intensive, and just love playing the game. We also have several of the few Founders of the game to be found on Orien , so our knowledge of the game and its history is vast. Our guild airship, The HMS Vorpal Duck, is a Daedalean Kraken class with all the amenities, including bacon!
We are patient when it comes to teaching others about the game, so those new to DDO are welcome as well. If you are interested in joining our forlorn band of miscreants, contact Scorn, Boo, Minsk, Crimson, Thorn or Fatrat in game, *or* just reply to this thread with when to contact you in game on Orien.
The term 'Forlorn Hope' as defined by Websters:
1: a body of soldiers selected to perform a perilous service.
2: a desperate or extremely difficult enterprise.
a further definition:
The term was most frequently used to refer to the first wave of soldiers attacking a breach in defences during a siege. It was likely that most members of the forlorn hope would be killed or wounded. The intention was that some would survive long enough to seize a foothold that could be reinforced, or at least that a second wave with better prospects could be sent in while the defenders were reloading or engaged in mopping up the remnants of the first wave.
A forlorn hope may be composed of volunteers and led by a junior officer with hopes of personal advancement. If the volunteers survived, and performed courageously, they could be expected to benefit in the form of promotions, cash gifts and adding glory to their name. The commanding officer himself was almost guaranteed both a promotion and a long-term boost to his career prospects. As a result, despite the risks, there was often competition for the opportunity to lead the assault.