Mí na Nollag 2016

Cead Mile Failte!

Happy Holidays Everyone! 2017 is on our doorstep and now comes my favorite season of the year. The season of giving, laughter, and families. It's also the time I actually get to make progress on things as the rest of my world goes quiet. So I'm hoping to deploy some new toys this month for you all to play with.

We've got a lot of changes coming to 2017 and I wanted to take a moment to give you all a head start on getting used to them. So here's an outline of what is to come.

This year we are going to attempt to hold a second 2-day, 24-hour play session weekend on June 10th - 11th. We will be using this to get a headstart on the Extra Life Charity Event total.

In addition, you can now link your Extra Life profile to the Gaiscioch site my clicking on "Update Profile" then click on the charity tab. By adding your Extra Life profile URL you can begin earning rewards for funds raised.  This system will make it a lot easier to track and award participation for these events. Each year will be tracked and soon I will have special awards plugged in to your profile to display your devotion.

The Return of Public Community Events

We've taken 2 years off of Large Scale Public Community Events and I believe we have seen the effect of it on our community. There's a certain life that springs from these events and it carries across all of our activities. As a community that grows through actions these are essential to stimulate growth and place a proper image of who we are in people's minds.

In 2017 we are planning to launch two 10-Week Public Community Events. The first will be the Telara Saga 3 on February 2nd at 6PM PT in RIFT. The second will be the Great Tyrian Adventure 4 in Guild Wars 2 beginning May 4th. If all goes well we may look at doing a second 10-Week event later in the year but the summer and fall seasons are usually rough to have 10-weeks uninterrupted.

We are looking for members that want to get involved in the planning and operation of these events to join the PCE Planning Committee by typing "+rank PCE" in Discord. I plan to hold a meeting in December to discuss preparations for the Telara Saga 3.

Additionally we will be making an event Saturdays at 11-1PM PT that will be a fundraiser, materials drive, and scouting operation for the PCE on Deck. So between Dec - Feb Saturday Mornings will be RIFT, From Feb - May Saturday mornings will be GW2. This will be our Recon sessions for each game where we can start preparing for the adventure to come.

New Event Lineup

As we enter the new year we have some minor changes to the weekly event calendar coming in January.

  • Mondays 6-8PM PT: Adventures in Telara - RIFT
  • Tuesdays 6-8PM PT: The Siege War - Guild Wars 2
  • Wednesdays 5-7PM PT: Smitty Sabres - Guild Wars 2
  • Thursdays 6-8PM PT: Public Community Event / Social Adventures - Various
  • Saturdays 11-1PM PT: PCE Recon - RIFT or GW2
  • Sundays 4-6PM PT: Twilah's Travels in RIFT
  • Sundays 6-7PM PT: SORC Guild Missions in Guild Wars 2

We are looking to put the Streams of Epic Adventure and Weekend Warriors on hold for a while to help boost our numbers and host a regular event in RIFT. We seek to use our primetime slot to entertain the masses and we can make a larger impact streaming a RIFT event that people can join, than we can a livestream only playable by 3 and watched by few. 

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Gaiscioch Family News

Gaiscioch Family Promotions:

I wanted to take a moment to say congratulations to a few members this month for accepting their next credo and stepping into a new role in our family.

Legends of the Family (Laoch)

Among the most devoted in the community are the Legends. They have devoted more than two years of their lives to playing along side the family and have shown their devotion and commitment to our families beliefs and best practices. They encourage the new, teach the learning and support the community. These are the most trusted advisors to the elder council and occasionally they will request feedback, ideas and perspectives to help guide the future of the community. Above all else, Legends are shining examples of what all Gaiscioch members should strive to be. This role can be obtained by both leaders and followers and is the pinnacle of ones Gaiscioch career.

  » Lakshmi

Guardians (Seaimpín)

The Gaiscioch Family Guardians are an advanced part of the Veteran Members group and serve as the front line of our family. They help newer members learn about the family, our website, and our belief system. They occasionally will need to help get conversations back on track, or report misdoing's to the family elders. They act as advisors, guidance providers, and overall protectors of the family name. By this time a member should be involved in the family for more than 6 months and has been an active attendee in family events. For those who prefer fellowship over leadership this is the last stop on the family tree. Members must prove their leadership ability to progress to the Leadership ranks through the accumulation of both Valor Points (Earned through leading events.) as well as earning Tokens of Valor from lower ranked members of the family.

  » Blienmeis   » Elchanan   » Olestra

Veteran Members (Curadh)

Veteran Members have proven their devotion to the family by participating in events and contributing to the family's success. They have been active more than 90 days and have continued to be contributing members to the family.

  » Engwar   » Gearman   » SirHenryVale

Official Members (Lorgaire)

Official Members have earned the rank of Lorgaire and have accepted the Mark of the Kindred credo. They have officially decided to become members of the family and start their journey to ascend the roles of the Gaiscioch Family.

  » Cattrya   » Lolhost   » Neo   » Oreckang

Gaiscioch By The Numbers

Group Active
Guild Wars 2 280
Elder Scrolls Online 191
RIFT 191
Social Adventures 86
Total 650
Group Total
Subscribers 4,735
Readers 22,435
Views 183,143
Media Total
Twitch 526
YouTube 436
Twitter 707

Guild Wars 2 News

The Living World Season 3 Part 3

This past month, ArenaNet released part 3 of their adventure. This is the 3rd part that introduced an entirely new zone. I'm starting to wonder if they can keep this pace up. In addition they finally added the Guild Commendation vendor in our guild hall so no more having to go hunt him down in Lion's Arch. Lastly there's a new fractal based off Part 3 that is now available for those who wish to participate.

You can read more about this part of the living world by checking out Ed's wonderful preview of it at: http://gsch.info/a/176649 

The Great Tyrian Adventure 4

It's been a couple years since we last brought the Great Tyrian Adventure to Guild Wars 2. In fact we ended the series the week before Elder Scrolls Online released. It's high time for another adventure, yet we will be pulling this one off with considerably less support, and less resources at our disposal. We are targeting Thursday, May 4th at 6PM PT for kickoff.

For the Great Tyrian Adventure we're planning on making each week themed around Fire, Ice, Life, Corruption, Water, Earth and tell a story that leads up to taking on some of the biggest and baddest creatures in the game. Heart of Thorns will be required for most of the season as it is required for many of the zones we will be traveling to.

I will be relying heavily on the community to help me pull together prizes and come up with a fun storyline that compliments the game.

Learn more and share your ideas at:

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our Guild Wars 2 family.

  » Ahluhl [wtf heal you ftw.7620]

Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance


SORC Missions

Gma Fog's Leveling The Playing Field

Fractals Teaching Group 28/11 cancelled

W v W v W


Dungeon Tuesday

The Siege War


Weekday Raiders, featuring Frel

Namrie's Fractal runs and Teaching :)

Smitty's Sabres WvW


GW2 WvW Daggers


Once Upon a Time

The Last Stand in WvW


World Completion with Gma Fog

Pookha's WvW Fight Group


Introduction to the Raids

SORC Guild Missions

Top Guild Wars 2 News For November, 2016

  1. Guild Wars 2 Update: Game Update Notes - November 1, 2016
  2. The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of November 7
  3. Guild Wars 2 Update: Game Update Notes - November 8, 2016
  4. Don’t Miss the Fourth Tournament of Legends
  5. NPC Temporarily Disabled
  6. ArenaNet Survey: Week of November 23, 2016
  7. New Hair Colors and Plush Baby Aurene Backpack in the Gem Store!
  8. Marjory’s Shrouded Outfit and Mini Bloodstone Rock have hit the Gem Store!
  9. Watch the Trailer for A Crack in the Ice
  10. Guild Wars 2 Update: Game Update Notes - November 21, 2016

Elder Scrolls Online News

Strong Growth in November

Over the past few weeks we've had a free weekend, Elder Scrolls Online went on sale for $9 and we've seen a surge of more than 30 players joining our community. This is great news as the current Elder Scrolls Online is much better than the original and the chance of these new players sticking around is much better. Over the next few months we will continue to grow our ranks and look forward to future growth. What this means for everyone is we will have greater ease finding groups to hang out with and also will likely see some marketplace action in ESO.

Be sure to connect with Verve, Pops, or KiltedPiper in ESO if you have any questions about the ESO Chapter or if you need an invite. Remember all members can invite so if you hop into discord it's likely someone can get you in.

Call for new Event Leaders

We've seen a lot of new members join the community in the past couple weeks. We want to make sure that these members have a chance to get to know everyone and feel part of the community. If you are a Lorgaire or higher, you have the ability to schedule an event and lead it for the masses. Whether it's a simple zone clear, veteran dungeon group, or ava group, your leadership is very much appreciated and encouraged. It's important that we nurture these new relationships.

If you're curious as to how to lead an event be sure to check out our leadership tutorial at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1AWiGcvxmk 

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our Elder Scrolls Online family.

  » Clansman [@Clansman2013]   » Drakul [@emperador]   » Mallagant07 [@mallagant07]   » OpalCat [@Miintyfloss]   » RobotDancerBloodEye [@Blood-Eye]   » Stixntats [@stixntats]   » T [@briancujo]

Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance




Fighter/Mage/Undaunted Quest Daily Run




Fighter/Mage/Undaunted Quest Daily Run (Saturdays)


Sea's Dive in to ESO Trial's

Top Elder Scrolls News For November, 2016

  1. Black Fredas is Here!
  2. One Tamriel: Postcards from The Dagger’s Edge
  3. ESO Free Play Weekend on Xbox One
  4. ESO Free Play Weekend – PlayStation 4 & PC/Mac
  5. Play ESO in 4k on the PlayStation®4 Pro
  6. One Tamriel: See the Sights of Rivenspire


The Telara Saga 3

We plan to launch the Telara Saga 3 on Feb 2nd 2017 bringing an all new story to Telara that takes place 4 years after the Guardians and Defiants united to send the Dragon Cults into submission. Now a new threat approaches in the form of Ankhet and the Telarians will be called on once again to prepare to assault the comet hurling at their homelands.

The Telara Saga will venture through Crafting Rifts, Hunt Rifts, Great Hunt Rifts, Raid Rifts, Nightmare RIfts, Zone Invasions, Onslaughts, Strongholds, World Bosses and meet it's end at the gates of the Fortress Siege. We're setting up for one epic 10-week adventure.

We will be having weekly raffles for prizes including 28-slot bags, 26-slot bags, and More.  Our grand prize Raffle will even be awarding REX to some lucky participants. All raffles will be handled through the Telara Saga website (launching soon).

Learn more at:

Starfall Prophecies Launches

This past month the newest expansion came to RIFT. This new expansion allows Telarians to travel to a comet hurling at their home. They must defeat Ankhet to save their world from destruction. This new expansion brings a new type of Instant Adventure, new open world objective types, and coming soon the all new fortress siege system. I've spent the past couple weeks playing around in the new zone and while it is smaller than the Storm Legion expansion it has a lot of content and updates including the legendary skill system. Starfall Prophecies will be a big part of the second half of the Telara Saga 3.

Gaiscioch is Back

Coming back to Telara has been quite the homecoming. So many people remember us and have already sent mails, whispers, and kind gestures our way welcoming us back to the community. We've reconnected with many of you and have been sharing some interesting adventures. So much has changed over the past 4 years and there is so much to learn.

If you are looking to get connected with us you can simply transfer to Faeblight (Free), press "Shift + G" search for "Gaiscioch" or go to the bottom of page 2 and click "Join". We are inviting all members who request to join (unless your name is offensive).

Additionally you can type "/chatjoin Tuatha" to join our alliance channel and request an invite through there.  There is no limit to the number of alts you can bring into the family. Feel free to bring them all.

By claiming your characters on Gaiscioch.com your character will be synced to your rank in the family and you will unlock the permissions that go with that rank. Until characters are claimed they will be listed as guests and will have limited access to various systems in RIFT.

New to RIFT? No Problem, we have several events setup for new players every week. We have a lot of first time RIFT players just learning the ropes. We also have a lot of seasoned players like Quille, Lakshmi and Hosfi helping guide players through their journey.

Learn More at:

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our RIFT family.

  » Clansman   » Farsyte   » Lilacsky   » Medori   » Nyriee   » Ryvven

RIFT Events at a Glance





Adventures in Telara with Foghladha




Sunday Morning Coffee crew with Twilah

Top RIFT News For November, 2016

  1. A word on the recent disconnections and lag
  2. RIFT Livestream – PUZZLE ME THIS! – 11/4/16 – 3:30 PM PDT
  3. Second Chance Opie Opportunity!
  5. RIFT Livestream – 11/18/16 – 3:30 PM PST
  7. Producer’s Letter
  8. RIFT Livestream – 11/11/16 – 3:30 PM PST
  9. 25% Off Black Friday Rides!

Social Adventures News

New Adventures

Popular Adventures

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Gaiscioch Magazine News

Issue 11 Prepares to Ship

With the holidays we've delayed the release of Issue 11 until mid December. This issue will feature an awesome interview with a very talented cosplayer and a wealth of previews, guides, and reviews from all your favorite games. It also features our best of 2016 list. Stay tuned for more!

Popular Stories:

  1. Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 3 Episode 3 First Look
    573 Reads | By: Edward "Screenager" Orr
  2. Step into the Shoes of your Local Dispatch, with 911 Operator
    438 Reads | By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
  3. Tobias Graff Talks Lost Ember
    218 Reads | By: Amanda "Soren" Carr
  4. A Look at Riders of Icarus
    171 Reads | By: Althea "Briseadh" Damgaard
  5. Get Wrecked in Warface
    133 Reads | By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
  6. Challenge and Charm with Coatsink’s Latest Shu
    127 Reads | By: Edward "Screenager" Orr
  7. How-To Get Cooking in the Black Desert
    123 Reads | By: Althea "Briseadh" Damgaard
  8. Tips for a healthy Extra Life
    118 Reads | By: Shavonne "Ckemikal" Chouinard
  9. Crowdfunded: FOX n FORESTS
    112 Reads | By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
  10. Chicken Milano with Lemon Tarragon Mushroom Sauce
    104 Reads | By: Robert "Jairone" J. Mann

Popular News:

  1. The MMO Alpha and Beta List: November 11, 2016
  2. The MMO Alpha and Beta List: November 18, 2016
  3. BlizzCon 2016: You’ll never see Overwatch’s Sombra coming… unless you watch this short film
  4. The Stream Team: A glimpse of Revelation Online (and a closed beta giveaway)
  5. Funcom opens new store to sell Secret World merch
  6. Elder Scrolls Online’s Orsinium sales and double rewards event has begun
  7. Lineage Eternal KR Site Teased with CBT Coming in November
  8. Nexon is bringing a truckload of MMORPGs to G-Star this year
  9. Heroes & Generals abandons browser client, implements team-oriented patch
  10. Worlds Adrift heralds alpha playtest signups with new trailer

Be sure to check out our latest stories and gaming news at: gsch.info/mag

Gaiscioch Livestream News

Changing our Tempo

For the past 2 years we've streamed every game under the sun in hopes to draw an audience. A lot of the time we've put into our streams of random adventures has paid off in small amounts and definitely helped getting us recognized as a player in the gaming media, however we feel its best at the moment to focus on strengthening our community by focusing our streams on the day to day activities we as a community participate in. We want our streams to give a look into our community so people can see and hear what we're all about. Thus we have some changes to our Livestream lineup coming in the next few months.

  • Weekend Warriors - Is being put on hold while the Public Community Events are being ramped up.
  • Streams of Epic Adventure - As of Jan 1st we will be putting SOEA on hold for the foreseeable future. It may return later if the demand is there.
  • Social Adventures - This will become our Public Community Event stream slot. So from Feb-May it will be the Telara Saga and from May-July it will be the Great Tyrian Adventure. On the offseason it will resume our Social Adventures stream which will tour through our most popular titles with events.
  • Side Quests - Our late night side quests will be breaking off on it's own. It will be converted into several new streams featuring First Looks, Playthroughs, and Let's Play Events. These will be shorter than previously recorded and stick to hour long sessions. Additionally I will likely only have 2 weekly scheduled streams late night and freelance the rest of the time with some spontaneous adventures. Daytime Side Quests will continue to feature daily story driven adventures on the Playstation 4.

I'm going to be putting more effort into recording shorter "First Looks", "First 15 Minutes", and other short videos for the Gaiscioch Magazine with my late night activities. I want to further build our magazine content through straight to web articles, videos, and more.

Show Schedule:

December Episode Linup:

Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)

Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Taoiseach de na Griobhta Glas