Agent Adventures are our way of designating phases of our Guild Story. During these Adventures the Agents will find themselves in a myriad of story-arcs that keep with the current theme, and aid the over-arcing story for the Agents of Suramar.
Guild Campaigns are massive story-arcs that take Agents through an epic storyline. Often the structures for these Campaigns can vary, but are usualy directed by a chain of events making the main story line, with side events to aid the overall story.
Every week the Agents gather at the Agent's Estate for the Weekly Council Session. This meeting is a time honored tradition of the Agency since its very beginning. During these sessions the Agency Council, The Director (GM), and The Deputy Directors (Officers), will individually take the floor and talk about the ongoings within the Agency. Each of them speaking to their repsective departments. This is also when Agents will be offered to accept promotions given they have acquired the appropriate amount of Agent Accolades to do so. The Council Session's primary function is to keep Agents informed, and to provide a platform to help the Agency Council keep the Agency running smoothly. Often during these sessions the Director will make major announcments, give out Agency wide orders, and use this time to rally the Agents in times when a morale boost is needed.
• War Table Conference (Coming Soon!)
Bi-Weekly, Agents gather in a disclosed location for the War Table Conference. Unlike the Weekly Council Sessions, this gathering is intended for Agency wide participation, and purposely lacks the “formality” of the Council Sessions. This is where the Agents discuss current, and upcoming missions. Decisions on strategy are compiled, as well as conversation on the Agency’s next steps. Rank means little during these meetings, though respect is always demanded for every Agent in attendance. It is not uncommon for arguments, and emotions to flair during this meeting, but it is always held in a most civilized manner.
• Agency Bar Night
Held Bi-Weekly, the Agency Bar Night is a time for Agents and allies to catch some R&R. Every other week the Bar Night is held at a different location, often with a reoccuring theme going on for several meet ups. Everyone is invited to Agency Bar Night, as long as they follow a simple rule, leave the war, at the door.
The current theme for Agency Bar Night is "Dive Bars", as in the underwater taverns located throughout Zandalar and Kul Tiras!
To put it simply, the Academy is a place where Agents can grow their skills, and give themselves the opportunity to advance within the Agency. The Academy hosts a myriad of courses, and events, that all Agents can participate in. It is also a primary source for an Agent to obtain Agent Accolades for promotions.
What kind of events can be expected from the Agent Academy?
The Academy will offer a variety of events, from Social types, to D20's, Artifact research, and much more. Events will be categorized based on the Subject they are designed for.
Here are some events in the works that you may see!
General Combat Training
Battlefield Strategy (Lecture & Lab)
History of Wars (Lecture)
Fundamentals of Magic (Lecture & Lab)
History of Magic (Lecture)
History of Healers (Lecture)
Community Service (Social)
Business in Azeroth (Lecture & Social)
Profession Training (Engineering, Tailoring, Blacksmithing, etc)
Negotiating 101 (Lecture & Social)
The Agent Emporium & Academy Projects
The Agent Emporium -Now Open! For a listing of items available through the emporium, check out the Agent Emporium channel on our Discord!
The "Agent Emporium" is where Agents can spend small amounts of Accolades on desirable IC items, such as potions that provide bonus roles (that of course have restrictions to avoid abuse), or other IC trinkets that will be detailed at a later time.
Agents will go on missions to help the Emporium collect materials needed for specific creations. Success with these missions will often provide the Emporium with new “products” that Agents can then buy withaccolades.
The Agent Emporium is an example of an "Academy project". An Academy Project can often be thought of as a series of events, or a story-line that leads up to a beneficial outcome. These will be long term, In-Character projects, that will eventually reach a goal, and reward the Agents who participate in it.
Another example would be a "Bounty Hunting Board", this would be a project that is ongoing, that would also offer an opportunity for any Agent of the Academy to gain bonus credits, or other rewards.
Academy Projects at the end of the day can be almost anything, and will be another avenue for Agents to obtain Agent Accolades, or possibly spend them on other IC benefits.