How to Play in the Underworld

The Underworld Network

If Aes Sedai pull the strings that make nations dance, then the Underworld provides the music.  Led by the Hand, this faction cares little for the dogmatic concepts of good and evil, caring only for those who look to dance the spears to their own tune. 

 The Underworld provides a hidden network from the Isles of Seanchan to the Aiel Waste, training it’s Agents in weaponry or Channeling affinities, and always offering up cold hard cash.  If you need a task completed and you have coin to pay, then the Underworld will see it done. There is no lock we cannot pick, no puzzle we cannot solve.  We are the Underworld.

Every member collects points by completing a variety of simple tasks within the community to complete the rank and move forward. Those playing in the 4th Age Roleplay and Storytelling Game collect inventory and skills that will prove useful as you explore the lands in the 4th Age. 

These remain optional for all other members to use as they build their character to their needs. 

All members may collect wages which can be used for gambling and reward in the community.

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Every member joining the Underworld begins their journey as a Trainee. Whether your ambition is join the Shadow or join the Band, you will acquire basic skills before being accepted into your profession 

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The Underworld offers training in 5 professions:

Band of the Red Hand (Mercenary/ Sell Sword) – Trained in weapons*

Wilder* (Any non -Tower trained channeler, not Shadow) – Trained in channeling affinities*

(The term “Wilder” can be altered to suit – example Kin, Wise One, Windfinders etc)

Shadow Channelers – Trained in channeling affinities*

Shadow (Non- Channeling) – Trained in weapons*

Eyes and Ears (Spies/Networks) – Paid in gold

*There are a limited number of affinity or weapons points available in the Underworld. Further points are only acquired through training in either Tower or either Yard.


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Civilian* 

0 – 50 points

*All joining the Underworld join after completing all requirements for civilian rank.*

Tasks to compete rank:

Choose your character name and nation

Create a post on your character account, OR engage in a RP interaction in an official chat OR join in with any fandom discussion in the Reading Rooms or Discord. 

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Trainee

51 – 100 points

Tasks to complete rank:

A RP initiation interaction with members of the Underworld 

A task or question from a higher ranking member of the Underworld 

Inventory: 

A basic botany kit 

Wage: 

1 Gold Mark per week (paid every Friday)

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Apprentice

101-200 points

Tasks to complete rank:

A question or task from the leader of any profession 

A question or task from The Hand

Complete the Trial of The Crucible

Inventory

A set of Two (2) balanced steel throwing daggers

Skills:

+1 Channeling Affinity Point

OR

+5 Weapons Points

OR

100 Gold Marks Payment

Perks:

Access to the Underworld Tavern chat

Wage:  

5 Gold Marks per week (paid every Friday)

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Agent of …

(of chosen profession ie: Agent of The Shadow)

201-350 points

Tasks to complete rank:

Complete Character Spotlight for Archives page

A task about your chosen profession (in chosen format)

Inventory:

A newly forged weapon of your choosing

OR

A ter’angreal from the list

(note: non-channelers can only take non-channelling Ter’angreal)

Perks:

Access to your chosen professions chat group

May now own a messenger bird of your choice (Raven, Owl, Pigeon, Falcon)

Can now recognize the Underground’s code 

Channelers can now perform all basic weaves – see List

Skills:

+4 affinity points

OR

+15 weapons points

OR

500 Gold Marks Payment

Wage: 

20 Gold Marks a week (paid every Friday)

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You are now a specialist, which means you can choose your profession.  Please choose one profession you wish to follow.  Your choices on your skill chart plays a part in the type of tree you can choose (example: shadow channelers or wilder must have been collecting channeling affinity points). You must complete one profession before you begin a new one.

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Profession: 

The Band of the Red Hand

Leader of Profession: The Hand

Private

351 -500 points 

Requirements to complete rank:

1 item content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

5 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

A horse of your choosing 

Choice of body armor from list

Skills:

+10 weapons points

Your hire in a fight or battle increases chance of victory by 25%

Can charge 100GM for services as a sell sword and earn additional 15 rank points if your character is used by another playing member in a fight or battle scene

Wage:

60 GM per week

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Sergeant 

501 – 650 points

Requirements to complete rank:

2 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

10 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

Protective armor for your horse

Skills:

+10 Weapons points 

Your hire in a fight or battle increases chance of victory by 50%

Can charge 200GM for services as a sell sword and earn additional 25 rank points if your character is used by another playing member in a fight or battle scene

Wage:

80 GM per week

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Captain

651 – 1000 points

At 650 points, you are now eligible to be elected as profession leader and sit on Underworld council

Requirements to complete rank:

3 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

15 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

A weapon of choice from the list 

(may pay an Asha’man to upgrade weapon to power forged)

Skills:

+15 Weapons points

Your hire in a fight or battle increases chance of victory by 75%

Can charge 500GM for services as a sell sword and earn additional 35 rank points if your character is used by another playing member in a fight or battle scene

Wage:

100GM per week

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Profession: 

Shadow Channelers

Leader of Profession: The Highest

Dreadlord

351 -500 points

Requirements to complete rank:

1 item content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

5 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

A black hooded cloak

A basic disguise kit to hide identity 

Skills:

+2 Affinity Points 

Learns Weave: To Cause Pain

Wage:

60 GM per week

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Black Ajah

501 – 650 points

Requirements to complete rank:

2 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

10 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

A Ter’angreal from the shadow list

Skills:

+2 affinity points

Learns weave: Mask of Mirrors to hide identity 

A Talent from the list (approval may be required for Talents not listed) 

Wage:

80 GM per week 

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Nae’blis

651 – 1000 points

At 650 points, you are now eligible to be elected as profession leader and sit on Underworld council

Requirements to complete rank:

3 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

15 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

Personal command over a Myrddraal and fist of trollocs 

An angreal from the list

Skills:

+2 affinity points

May access the True Source on 5 separate occasions (ability to perform any of the advanced weaves from list regardless of affinities) 

Learns weave: Flight/ Levitation 

Learns weave: Compulsion 

Wage:

100GM per week

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Profession: 

The Shadow (non-channeler)

Disciple

351 -500 points

Requirements to complete rank:

1 item content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

5 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

A Poisons kit

Skills:

+10 Weapons Points

Advance knowledge and use of Poisons

Wage:

60 GM per week

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Darkfriend

501 – 650 points

Requirements to complete rank:

2 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

10 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

A weapon of choice from the list

Bolt of Fancloth to make into an item of clothing of your personal choice, enabling you to blend into surroundings

Skills:

+10 Weapons points

Wage:

80 GM per week

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Slayer

651 – 1000 points

At 650 points, you are now eligible to be elected as profession leader and sit on Underworld council

Requirements to complete rank:

3 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

15 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

A dream Ter’angreal

A fist of Trollocs to command

Skills:

+10 Weapons points

Ability to use Tel’aran’rhoid with great dexterity 

Wage:

100 GM per week 

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Profession: 

Wilder (Non-Tower Trained)

Leader of Profession: The Eldest

Wisdom

 351 -500 points

Requirements to complete rank:

1 item content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

5 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

Advanced Healing Herb kit

Skills:

+2 Affinity points 

Advanced knowledge and use in healing with herbs

Wage:

60 GM per week

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Weaver

 501 – 650 points

Requirements to complete rank:

2 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

10 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

A Poison Kit

Skills:

+2 Affinity points 

A Talent from the list (approval may be required for Talents not listed) 

Learns Weave: Caressing the Child

Learns Weave: Inverting Weaves

Wage:

80 GM per week

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Wisest

651 – 1000

At 650 points, you are now eligible to be elected as profession leader and sit on Underworld council

Requirements to complete rank:

3 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

15 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

A Ter’angreal from the list

Skills:

+2 Affinity points 

Learns Weave: Mild Compulsion

Learns Weave: Unweaving

Wage:

100 GM per week

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Profession: 

Eyes and Ears

Leader of Profession: The Spyder

Whisperer 

351 -500 points

Requirements to complete rank:

1 item content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

5 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

A basic disguise kit

Skills:

Ability to use and understand a number of dialects, including the Old Tongue

Can charge a playing member 100GM for providing information

Can claim 15 points if your character or information provided by your character is used in another playing members story

Wage:

60 GM per week

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Listener

501 – 650 points

Requirements to complete rank:

2 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

10 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

Advance spy kit 

Skills:

Considered moderately skilled at Daes Dae’mar 

Can charge 200 GM a playing member for providing information 

Can claim 25 points if your character or information provided by your character is used in another playing members story

Wage:

80 GM per week

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Spy Master

  651 – 1000 points

At 650 points, you are now eligible to be elected as profession leader and sit on Underworld council

Requirements to complete rank:

3 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

15 content posts on your character Instagram page

Inventory:

You now lead own personal network of spies

Skills:

Considered a master at Daes Dae’mar

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Can charge a playing member 500GM for providing information 

Can claim 35 points if your character or information provided by your character is used in another playing members story

Wage:

100 GM per week

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Wages (in Gold Marks) 

GM paid weekly:

Trainee: 1 gm

Apprentice: 5 gm

Agent: 20 gm

Profession rank 1: 60 gm

Profession rank 2: 80 gm

Profession rank 3: 100 gm

Additional payments:

The Hand: +30 gm

Second: +20 gm

Profession leaders: +20 gm

+5 GM for a task given to lower ranking member (awarded on completion)