Traditionally NGD officers are selected on the basis of their ability to contribute selflessly to the guild and their, usually complete, disinterest in actually being an officer. Some have reluctantly accepted promotions they’d inadvertently demonstrated themselves deserving of. Others, having contributed more than they knew to the success of the guild, accepted the promotion as an honor. Lastly, there were those promoted without being asked, their souls bound to NGD via dark rituals. After all, necessity often supersedes such silly things as freewill.
The core of the NGD officers has been bound together, perhaps surprisingly, in their imprisonment from the birth of NGD or in one case shortly thereafter. Digitally speaking, this makes the NGD leadership old as dirt. But with age comes wisdom and experience…well experience anyways, wisdom is always relative. A lot has been said, even more seen. In the end these experiences helped the officers shape NGD and the officers were in turn shaped by NGD. This longevity is a point of pride amongst some, a cautionary tale of the trials and tribulations required to run a guild for so long to others, and lastly an ethereal representation of what NGD is to those who dig deep enough to understand.
Leadership within NGD functions largely as a constitutional monarchy, minus a fully written out and signed constitution. There is a definitive head of state. But tyrannical rule, debatably beneficial in times of need, is absent from NGD and nearly all decisions are reached by consensus. This has always included frequent input from the NGD members and as such the NGD officers have frequently acted more as the representatives of NGD members during decision making than anything else.
While there have been many NGD officers over the years, there tends to be a natural ebb and flow to things. The result is a cyclical pattern of individuals being promoted during their prime and then discarded like refuse once they found themselves unable to meet their responsibilities online. Mostly because of some trifled excuse like “real life”. As a result the current NGD officers are also largely the original NGD officers. So, without further ado, here is the current leadership of NGD.
aka The Guild Master, aka Mensrea, aka Masochistic Healbot.
The first and only Guild Master that NGD has ever had, and some say will ever have. The Red Knights WoW division found itself leaderless for roughly half a day when the previous GM stepped away. It was with a degree of reluctance that Soulcatcher, perhaps accidently, picked up the reigns a mere hour before another chump was about to. Ever since, NGD’s figurehead has carried the burden of leadership all these many long years. It is, however, neither detrimental nor an accident that he is and has been the heart of NGD since before its conception.
aka Guild Executive Officer, aka The Hand, aka Fuck you and your nepotism.
Have you played Portal? Have you meet the GLaDOS? If so then you’re on the right track to sketching a rough analogy of this frequently enigmatic individual. To this day he has never officially accepted either his promotion to officer or to guild XO. Some say he doesn’t even exist and is just a split personality of Soulcatcher’s, the Tyler Durden to Soulcatcher’s Edward Norton narration if you will. Of course, most of the people saying that have died under mysterious circumstances.
aka Guild Mother, aka Mrs. Soul, aka You got your FPS in my eye you asshole
Her initial foray into WoW was meet with a certain degree of trepidation. The GM’s wife is playing? Is that why he’s not raiding tonight? Collective breaths where held and fairly quickly released as people realized that rather than being a hindrance, Macavity proved to be a boon, a safe place to find an empathetic ear about life, love and the workings of the guild. She was, much to her complete joy and emphatic enthusiasm, promoted to officer when it became apparent how integral her already blooming role was to um…appeasing the masses.
aka Squealer, aka Guild Bank OCD Girl, aka Bloodthirsty Killer of Small Creatures and People.
Raevlyn is sometimes cited as being the spirit of everything NGD has attempted to represent and encompass since its birth. Do not let this deception lull you into a false sense of security or misconstrued pretense, that’s what she wants! Behind the guise of casual innocence and comedic confusion is one of the most prolific mass murders WoW ever made the mistake of allowing to PvP. When running across her, the final sounds most people hear is “hhMMMM ooh! EeEeEeE! AHHH!?!” or translated into English “Raevlyn mother fucker, do you speak it!?!”, that and the sound of a small Asian girl frolicking in their blood.