Book of Tasks
The tasks are here purely for the benefit of those members who wish to take them,
though at all times we would like to see at least the first four positions filled.
The tasks give members added responsibilities for little more than an extra title and
the gratitude of the other members. But it is a way to show a bit more commitment to
the Chosen as well as a possible way to express ones creativity. In the end it is all
for the enjoyment of our members.
This is no final list of tasks and for many their exact contents are purposefully left
vague. It is for the members to find something that suits them and give this the form
they feel comfortable with. So tasks can be added to this and existing tasks may be
split up into more. There is just one condition. In order for a task to be considered
‘official’ the current leaders must agree with it.
This list shows a number of ideas for tasks as well as suggestions as to how to give
them form. The first four are tasks whose purpose is more important to the group, as
without them certain parts of the Chosen would not function. If these positions are
currently left open, others in the group usually temporarily take them up.
> Keeper of Scrolls <
Shir’le E. Illios
The Keeper of Scrolls is both the Web Mistress and the one responsible for keeping
track of the members. Potential new members contact her to become part of the group,
current members keep her informed of their activity status and current e-mail, and
she keep the webpage up-to-date to provide members and outsider with accurate
information. The Keeper of Scrolls is also the one to do the activity checks once
about every three months. Any informational problems on the pages can be reported to
and fixed by this person.
> Path in Moonlight <
Shir’le E. Illios
The Path in Moonlight is basically responsible for keeping a check on the forums. As
forum coordinator the Path has the responsibility to keep everything working, keep
unwanted elements out (banning them if needed) and acting as a moderator of the
moderators. If something is wrong beyond the moderators’ abilities, this is the
person to look at for help.
> Silver Song Herald <
Do you hear a song? Perhaps you do, perhaps you don’t. The Silver Song Herald
must hear it. What song is this you ask? It is the song of Peace and Harmony. The
Silver Song Herald is the one who tries to keep peace with the other races, guilds
and characters for the Chosen. He or she also presents Eilistraeen content to the
world to show our peaceful intent. Though he or she hopes for peaceful solution at
all times he or she must not be afraid to defend what the Chosen believe in.
> Starlit Hunter <
The Starlit Hunter is responsible for organizing games. Training games within the
group, friendly quests with others or even full-blown warfare, all such games and
more are organized by the Hunter. If you have a group of adventurers assembled but
are short one hand (say a cleric), then one might consider contacting the Hunter and
asking to find one among the Chosen. It would be especially pleasant if the Hunter
could host a semi-permanent server where stories can be played.
Next to the four tasks described above there are those responsible for upholding
certain specific aspects of our goddess Eilistraee. More so than the list of the
previous four tasks this lists in by no means exhaustive and descriptions are
especially vague. If you carry one of these tasks it is your jobs that the Chosen
aren’t short of the element attached to it. You could say that you’re the
representative for that part of our goddess. Taking one of the following tasks means
you’re extra passionate about it.
> Mistress/Master of Music <
Music can be so fulfilling, so strong, so full of emotion. It can make you laugh and
it can make you cry. And even if you’re not consciously listening to it but
merely have it in the background it can be so important, so enhancing to the
atmosphere. You can have music for dancing, music to accompany song, music during
feasts and ceremonies. And there are so many instruments to make music with. Of course
the flute, harp and horn, but also so many more. That is my duty and joy, the pursuit
> Mistress of Song <
Shir’le E. Illios
To sing is to tell a story. Stories of joy, stories of regret, stories of love,
spiritual stories and more they tell. They can entertain or educate, be they brought
during meals, on the road with your companions or at night by a warm campfire. Sing
whenever possible and appropriate, and sing of life. That is why I gather them for all
> Master of Dance <
Dance is as good a metaphor for life as any other, it brings people and groups together
then moves them apart, it can be slow and sombre or it can be fast and furious. Passionate
and lethargic, fast and slow, extravagant and plain; dance is full of oppositions as is
life. A dance allows its participants to throw off their sorrows and woes and give
themselves over to ecstatic pleasure straight from their goddess and leave aside the rest
of the world for a short time.
> Mistress/Master of Food <
Everyone needs food to live; that is simply a fact of life. So we must make sure that
all have food and drink enough to do so. But food isn’t merely about survival,
it can be a source of joy, it can be spiritual, it can be a means of communication.
Since we have to eat anyway, it is best that we make it an enjoyable experience.
Learning old and new ways to prepare food and deal with eating and drinking is what
> Mistress/Master of Hunting <
We are all part of the circle of life. Birth… death… rebirth. Hunting is in our
blood, a way to feed ourselves and keep our surroundings safe. Never do we take more than we
need; never do we kill more than we need to, more than we must. But there also is no denying
the exhilaration it offers and the challenge to our abilities. To hunt is to live and to feel
> Master of Swords <
To feel the cold steel in your hands, to swing your weapon, to thrust and parry, is to live.
To feel the icy touch of your opponent’s blade soar through the air and pierce your skin
and draw your blood, is to die. And everything that lies between those two… is passion.
The passion for the craftsmanship with which the blade was forged, the passion for the
swordsmanship with which it is wielded, and the eerie mixture of feelings that course through
your veins when you use it in battle - that is what defines the worth of our blades. Another
may feel the same about any weapon of his choice, but ultimately, the blade is superior to
them all, if only for the keen slash of the blade or the flicker of light on the steel. The
blade… an accurate manifestation of Eilistraee’s chaotic nature on the prime
material. And one we seek to control, even if we cannot always do so.
> Mistress/Master of Beauty <
How does one write about beauty? Beauty must be seen, beauty must be experienced, beauty must
be grown. Over the times there have been some great poets, sages and artists, all trying to
express beauty. But despite all their attempts they have always fallen short of their subject.
Still, in the efforts they have created a beauty of their own, a beauty for a new generation
to pursue. And thus we aspire to beauty until all the world knows is beauty in its myriad
> Mistress/Master of Moonlight <
One night, when still but a babe, I was lost in the forest. The haunting darkness of the faint
starlight chased me, cornered me. Then, through a break in the clouds, the moon shone on my
path. It remained there till I found again my way back to the temple. It was thus that I
learned that the moonlight guides us from the darkness. And if it can guide us then so can it
do for those still hidden in the shadowy recesses of the Underdark, welcoming them to the
light of the surface. If you let the moonlight guide you the light will in time shine from
you to guide others.
> Mistress/Master of Drow <
To forget who we are is foolish. We are the Ssri-Tel’Quessir, known my some as dark
elves, drow, Ilythiiri or Tel’gothrim. We are hated, feared and despised, unwelcome
wherever we go. Envied for our grace and cunning, scorned for our passion and dedication, we
must never forget our heritage or what we could have been. Thus we can fight to preserve what
is good about our race and make our own place under the infinite skies.
> Mistress/Master of Joy <
Once there was a sister, who asked what she would be.
They told her that a clown is what, though not easy to see.
Her task was to find fun again, so hard to find below.
Then nurture it and feed she would, in hopes that it would grow.
And finally give back to us, set our happiness free.
Thus mistress of joy she was, a title now for me.
So lift your spirits and a smile, or else I’ll surely see,
And then I will tickle you: Tickle tickle tee.