Silky Venom of Seradon!
In the latter part of 2005, a purely testing guild for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes was formed under the banner of "Silky Venom", a name carried over from our Vanguard Affiliate Site. From the guild's inception, through the progressive betas, through the first day of release of Vanguard and continuing today, Silky Venom, as a guild, has been dedicated first to thorough testing and now to committed playing of the game.
To make a long story short, many in Silky Venom were here to witness the evolution of the game from the beginning of Vanguard. When Sigil Games decided that it would only work with community websites that did not support or promote goldselling and RMT, Silky Venom was created and became an Affiliate Site. That site became a major community source of Vanguard news and information. When the Vanguard betas began, Silky Venom moved quickly to develop a testing guild focused on thorough engagement with Telon. As the guild grew, the website leaders created an online home for it, cataloging its evolution and providing a place for interaction among Silky Venom members and between the guild and the community.
The guild has expanded from those early years and, while we never ceased being a testing guild at heart, we have evolved into primarily a players' guild. The relationship between the Silky Venom website and the guild has stayed strong through the years and we enjoy the continued support of the Silky Venom staff as they maintain our guild home.
Silky Venom's chosen server is Seradon. While Silky Venom was focused exclusively on raiding at launch, we have branched out and now fully support all three Vanguard gaming spheres. We do take raiding seriously and work hard at maintaining a geared and knowledgeable raiding force. Our object is to fully experience all the content that Vanguard has to offer. Many of us play a variety of alts, just to have the opportunity to play through content missed by our main characters. As a guild we also make a sincere effort to assist and support crafters and diplomats as they seek out the content variety offered in their specific spheres.
Both the Silky Venom website and the guild gained many friends and associates through the years who, along with us, cheered the day that Vanguard launched. Some have since left Vanguard and we miss them. Many still play the game and enjoy the mature and lively community. Whether you apply to Silky Venom or not, we hope you will continue to be part of our circle of friends.
To those of you who may be interested in joining the Silky Venom guild, we'd enjoy meeting you and talking to you. The easiest way ingame is for you to join our /svapp chat channel. There you can say hello, start to get to know us, and arrange to join us for some companionable adventuring. If Silky Venom feels like a good fit for you, then you're welcome to read our policies and apply here on our website.
Whether you choose to join us in the Silky Venom guild or not, enjoy the game! We certainly will!