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Skyfire Guild: The Art of the Haukk
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Author:  Talja-Sameria II [ June 9th, 2016, 3:19 am ]
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Skyfire Guild of Hermertia

Founded: Year of the Emperor 497.

Founders: Samyrrah of House Almandine & Talvilainen Haukks.


Welcome, Allies, Noblemen and Noblewomen of the Empire. This is a grand day for Hermertia. Today marks the opening of a new chapter in the ever increasing ingenuity of the people of Hermertia.

The grand unveiling of the Skyfire Guild!



- Fly!: Of course, this guild is built around the use of Haukk wings, crafted from a large predatory avian species found across the Empire, and now, more recently, the use of the Elytra, a superior device crafted from Dragon's wings and leather.

- Community: Providing a place for like minded individuals from across the Empire to come together and experience the joy of flight and gliding.

- Instruct: A means to spread the techniques learned in the wild heartlands of the Dawnstar mountains by generations of Haukk fliers, and integrate lessons from other such enthusiasts from across the breadth of Hermertia.


Following the climactic battle in the End, the acquisition of Dragon leather and scales has increased the effectiveness of the rugged, traditionally designed harness found worn by Aethen 'Haukk" fliers. This harness design utilises the wings of enormous birds of prey found commonly in the deep wilderness and mountains. This design, while functional and effective in it's own right, has limits based upon the materials used in it's construction. Dragon's leather harnesses have a higher stress tolerance for banking and slowing, but have the tradeoff of being slightly heavier and less flexible.

Upon seeing the Duchess's personal pair of Elytra, some of the more naturally curious and more adventurous adrenaline seekers were impressed beyond words and word began to spread. Disregarding their Elder's cautionary tones about becoming "Too Mercurianised" by spending too much time with foreign influences, small bands of Haukk fliers travelled south to Frostfall to witness again the Elytra harness crafted in part from dragon's wings, The Dragon, or a small piece of it at least, was real; thought to be only a myth from ancient Aethen legends. Aethen hands were feeling the texture of the harness, suit, and in-built wings under the gaze of Samyrrah of House Almandine.
Sensing a chance to continue to improve relations with the current generation of natives, Samyrrah proposed thusly: that anyone wishing to experience the untold joy of an improved flight-harness could, providing that the Art of the Haukk would be taught to House Almandine, and by extension, Valyrian enthusiasts.
The deal struck, a new era of flight was upon Dawnstar. The whole Empire was before the Haukks, with new lands to explore through the opportunities (and ships) provided by Samyrrah. This is the age of the Elytra and the Haukk. The age of Skyfire!


- Doing insane cliff jumps: The natives waste no time in enjoying their mountainous home and the more adventurous, younger Aethen have been experiencing limited at first, but growing in number, trips abroad to foreign jump sites.

- Leaping from the tops of buildings: How better to explore the reaches of a vast new land with your Haukk brethren than finding the tallest building in the town or city and leaping from it.
Constructing purpose-build towers for long range Haukk/Elytra travel within a realm. No hills to jump from? No problem with the Skyfire Guild.

- Competitions: Having the necessary skills to glide like a Haukk is one thing, putting them to test against your fellow Guild members and enthusiasts from another Realm is another thing entirely. Regular flight competitions, Timed, Race, and Skill flying.

Guild Hall Locations

A Guildhall is not necessarily a large building, and will often incorporate a Haukk/Elytra tower as part of the construction.

- Dawnstar: Port of Valtamerri.
- Wychwood: City of Isenwych
- Perth: Town of Jordbrukk.
- Valtoros: Town of Galios.
- Isilioth: City of Oakland
- Ostlond: City of Acholm

- More soon!

If you wish to have a Skyfire presence in your lands, please send a courier to your nearest Skyfire Guildhall and we shall most likely extend the Guild's influence to your area!

Membership & Ranks

For Cycle of the Phoenix:


For Cycle of the Tide:


- Haukk: Advanced Member. Lead competitions and attend flight classes for less advanced members. Honorary title from traditional Talvilainen tribespeople fliers.

- Valka Kalasääskii Current Guildmaster's honourary title: Samyrrah Almandine. Named after the near-mythical snow white birds of prey rarely seen in the wilds, this person ensures the Guild's operation and running of awesome and truly inspiring aerial ballet.

Ranks of the Skyfire Guild:


In order to become a Fledgling, one must profess a desire to learn and to wish to fly. Strapping on a pair of Elytra and visiting a Guildhall earns you that title.

A pair will be provided for you if you do not possess your own, dragon’s leather may be fashioned into a harness if provided, by expert craftsmen, who have been capably creating wings for centuries.


In order to attain the rank of Falcon, one must have spent time training within the Guild, in one of the safe fall areas within the Bay of Kaltamerri, or any other non-lethal drop site. Once ready, an aspiring Falcon may attempt one of a few pre-set courses that must be completed under the watchful eyes of the Guildmaster or resident Haukks on station.
The course may be attempted as many times as possible, with a celebratory feast and ceremony prepared for all recent Falcon achievers.

Current Courses to attain Falcon: - Kaltamerri, Kingdom of Dawnstar.


A Haukk is a dedicated member of the Guild, achieving the highest rank available. To attain this rank, one must have proven their dedication to training those of Fledgling or Falcon rank, and by having an Elytra Tower and accompanying Guild hall within their own County. A Haukk must also be able to perform, and be successful, each skill course required for ascension under the Guild Master’s supervision.

- Current Courses for Haukk ascension (Require total 3 of all Courses to ascend)
- Etsia to Kaltamerri unassisted, single flight.
- Glas Claddach to Gates of Dunn unassisted, single flight.
- Kaltamerri to Etsia way station unassisted, single flight.

More to come!

Valka Kalasääskii

The current Master of the Guild and Leader of the Haukk’s Council therein. Duties include overseeing the construction of Guildhalls and approving new Elytra courses required for rank ascensions.
The Guild Master is a highly skilled master of the art of flying, having spent years perfecting their craft. Responsible for overseeing Haukk level ascensions and providing Empire-wide relations with other Realms and ensuring that the tenets of the Guild are upheld responsibly.

Skyfire Guildhall in Kaltamerri


Come join us!


Author:  The Chairman [ June 9th, 2016, 8:06 pm ]
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Skyfire, you say?

Author:  Talja-Sameria II [ June 13th, 2016, 2:57 am ]
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Updated original post with vastly more information!

Author:  The Chairman [ June 15th, 2016, 7:44 pm ]
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Haedren and I were actually discussing placing towers at either end of our new North-South road so one could glide and site-see all the way from Anthi Laguna to Duras.

Author:  Cerdic Accynnafon [ June 15th, 2016, 10:40 pm ]
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The Chairman wrote:
Haedren and I were actually discussing placing towers at either end of our new North-South road so one could glide and site-see all the way from Anthi Laguna to Duras.

That sounds amazing !

Author:  Talja-Sameria II [ June 15th, 2016, 11:17 pm ]
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Seconded. You can prove your worth as new Guild members and earn your Falcon badges by proving this as a viable means to traverse the land!

Author:  Talja-Sameria II [ July 22nd, 2016, 1:53 am ]
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Updated the original post with more information from the Guild Ranks!

Author:  Scrios V [ July 27th, 2016, 1:48 am ]
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I really love the idea of this guild. Any ideas of what can be placed in Dunn? I have some ideas I would like to discuss with you!

Author:  Talja-Sameria II [ July 27th, 2016, 3:52 am ]
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You shall have a post built in Dunn. 70 Blocks high tower is the minimum height! We can arrange a place somewhere soon!

Author:  Scrios V [ July 27th, 2016, 3:54 am ]
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Looking forward to this!

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