How can I join the
Grundurz and become a Grund?
You must be at least Dub'Futh rank (level
24) and pass the Grund Test.
What is the Grund Test?
The Grund Test is the
rite of passage for entering the rank of Grundurz. We test your
readiness, and if you are ready, we give you the opportunity to
make a solemn oath to the Klan and become a Grund.
When am I ready to take
a Grund Test?
You can take a Grund
Test as soon as you are Dub'Futh rank (level 24) or older. If you
are new to the Klan, you may want to wait until you are a little
more familiar with Klan rules and culture, but don't wait too
long. You should take your Grund test no later then the time you are
gakh'futh rank (level 34).
Once I am ready, how
can I take the test?
Listen for an
upcoming test to be announced in the Klan blah (/gu)
channel. Do not harass testers by asking in a tell to be tested;
simply wait for an announcement.
When a test is
announced, contact the tester right away in /send so that
they can add you to the test. Tests are given in /chat
groups, so if you are in a chat group already, you will need to
leave it first (using the /cg leave command) so that you
can be added to the chat group for the test.
How can I do well on
the Grund test?
Pay attention and
follow directions. Try not to put yourself in a situation where
you will be distracted by fighting or other conversations. You may
want to find a hiding place or go to a safe city during the test.
Why didn't I pass my
There are a number of
possible reasons for someone not to pass: not displaying adequate
knowledge, not paying attention, not following directions, not
being present during part of the test (if you are having
linkdeaths or crashes), or having trouble communicating. You don't
have to have perfect language skills to pass, but you need to be
able to express yourself and understand others.
What do I do if I don't
You can take the test
again! Just listen for another Grund Test to be announced. But
first, make sure to address the reason you didn't pass the first
time, so that you make sure to pass when you take it again.
If I have more than one
character in Shadowklan, does each one have to take the test?
Yes, you must take
the test with every one of your characters who becomes eligible.
Each character is treated as an individual, and has his own
individual journey through the various ranks and tribes in the
Klan. We don't keep track of people's alts, and frankly, we don't
even want to know!
I've been waiting to
get tested, but I haven't heard a test announced. What should I do?
While you are levels 24-34, you should be actively listening on
the alliance chat channel for Grund Tests.
If you have not taken your test and you are about to go over
level 34, turn /xp off immediately
and contact a Nob to be tested.
If you are having trouble finding a
Nob in game make sure to go to the blah boards and post that you
need to be tested along with the following information:
- your character's
name in game
- your character's
- what hours you
will be in game for the next couple of days