lowborn

anonymous asked:

Do you have any important tips for RP-ing as a Highborne? I'm super interested in doing so

Here’s a link that leads to Highborne lore resources from a similar question asked!

If you’re more interested in the how2Highborne, there’s a couple of important notes to keep in mind. The rest is up to you; such as your Highborne’s personality, points of views/opinions, and experiences.

  1. To be a Highborne you must be born into the caste. That is what the name means, “those of noble birth”. 
  2. Not all Highborne were magi, but they monopolized and coveted magic and arcane power above all other caste of night elves. They don’t have to be a mage as far as in-game class is concerned, but they will most likely have a connection to, some skill in, or some experience with, arcane magic. 
  3. Many, if not all Highborne, were at least once loyal to Queen Azshara. Some still are.
  4. Highborne tend to think they are better than everyone else, especially lowborn kaldorei. Some are more humble than others in the waking of the Cataclysm, but for the most part Highborne are known to stubbornly cling to their old ways and now-archaic social caste.
  5. They then to be drawn to magical/powerful sources. Even a strong-willed Highborne will at least display curiosity towards artifacts or founts of magic - they like the prospect of more power and/or knowledge.

That’s about it, from the top of my head. I may add more later, but I think that covers most of it! Anyone else is free to add their thoughts or ideas to help!

LOWBORN

The title comes from Psalms 62:9, it feels the entire chapter sums up our existence, and our existence in the band. The album cover is the brainchild of Nathan Young and Jordan Butcher.

The title is a mantra that we as ANBERLIN have always tried to adhere to, we never wanted to be ‘rock stars’ we never wanted people to think that we thought of ourselves as better than anyone. We hope that we were more than just a band, we hope in the end that we are considered friends; I felt this was the perfect message to leave out on. 

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Resolutions of Respect - In Memory of Anberlin

Photos and lyrics from Anberlin’s final album, Lowborn

  1. We Are Destroyer
  2. Armageddon
  3. Stranger Ways
  4. Velvet Covered Brick
  5. Atonement
  6. Birds of Prey
  7. Dissenter
  8. Losing It All
  9. Hearing Voices
  10. Harbinger
LOSING IT ALL

Not sure what tomorrow brings

Not sure why a cage bird sings

Don’t ask cause I don’t know

No idea just where to go

High hopes and higher dreams

May not have everything

I promise to be good

I’ll be good to you

Hard work and harder times

As long as you say you are mine

We’ll see the other side together

Its not losing it all if we have each other

In the end its all that matter

If we take this chance

And it falls to pieces

In the end you’re all that matters.

My my oh no

Don’t have much money to show

Don’t care don’t cry

Wipe that mascara from your eyes

i know, you’ll see

We’ve just got to believe

In you in me we make our own destiny

Its not losing it all if we have each other

In the end its all that matter

If  we take this chance

And it falls to pieces

In the end you’re all that matters.

How could I

Say goodbye

We’ve come too far to turn back now.

Who are we

Without each other

To intwined to untangle now.

This song is for all the dreamers, those that sacrifice for the their goals. Those who work two jobs to pay for University, those who leave friends and family behind to explore a promising future, those who view financial woes as just a marker that they are one step closer, and for those significant others that stand behind us every step of the way. 

I know that this will be the most underrated song on the record, perhaps in our catalog. Even some of the guys wish it wasn’t on the record; for me its one of my favorites. It reminds me of the ‘pop’ songs we used to write. 

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Anberlin - Stranger Ways (music video)

Hearing Voices

I feel lost

Conflicting thoughts course through

Clarity she’s gone took everything I thought I knew

 

Everyone wants to see heaven but no one wants to say goodbye

Everyone wants to see heaven but no one wants to die

 

Can’t explain this feeling there’s a void inside

Can’t escape this feeling how can I deny

 

I hear voices in my head

Choices, I can’t contend

I hear voices and they all know your name

& they all know your name

Trapped inside a cell that I built myself

Felt so very empty cold dark and lost

Everyone wants to (know) God but they’re afraid of what they’ll find

Everybody wants to know God but they want to live like he died.

Can’t explain this feeling there’s a void inside

When the spirit moves you how can you deny

I hear voices in my head

Choices, I can’t contend

I hear voices and they all know your name

& they all know your name

I feel It all

I feel it all around

I heard it call

It doesn’t make a sound

Voice in my head

never seems to leave

I know your there

I know your here with me

Can’t escape the Ghost

When the Ghost is not dead


This song is about my faith, and the humbling experience that a God powerful enough to create the universe still has time to communicate to me through others, his Word, and (for me) signs & wonders. 

I wanted to call this song Voices but since that was Saosin’s big song I thought it better to change it at the last second. 

ATONEMENT

I’ve seen faces I may never see again

I’ve been places I never could have dreamt

I’ve touched hands with those who touched me

Seen the marks of a skeleton keys

I found peace in a foreign atonement

I lost myself in tides of a moment

but nothing compares

Dont want to be here

Dont want to be here without you

I need to know you believe me

What’s it worth, if what’s its worths alone

somebody tell me now

And what’s the point if all the points lead home.

Somebody show me out

I’ve loved where I’ve lived yes I’ve loved where I’ve been

but my hearts where I’m going.

Dont want to be here

Dont want to be here without you

I need to know you

I need to know you believe in me

Cause I don’t want to go it alone

I don’t want to do this on my own

We can ride into the sun

together we can take it worldwide with you beside

I don’t want to go it alone.

This song is self explanatory, I needed a way to show my gratitude to all those who have listened, loved, or touched our lives. I want to make sure that those who follow ANBERLIN realize that this decision had nothing to do with chaos or turmoil within the band, It was those outside the band who become our passion. 

Seen the marks of skeleton keys is referring to those who have ANBERLIN tattoos; to me that has become one of the highest forms of compliments ever. I wish I could do more than add a simple line in a song to say thank you.