What is Mara's Moxie?
Mara's Moxie is primarily a social guild with a combination of PVP and PVE activities. Mara's Moxie began as a focus group of mainly female testers for the Elder Scrolls Online beta in 2013. However, MM is not restricted to women. We welcome those of any gender. We simply ask that those wishing to join read and uphold our high standards described in the Guild Rules.
Who is Mara?
Mara is a goddess in Tamriel (Elder Scrolls). She is one of the Nine Divines and considered the mother-goddess and goddess of love. Some consider her a universal goddess. In mythic times, she was a fertility goddess. In Skyrim, Mara is a handmaiden of Kyne. In the Empire, she is Mother-Goddess. She is sometimes associated with Nir of the Anuad--the female principle of the cosmos that gave birth to creation. Depending on the religion and era, Mara may be married to Akatosh or Lorkhan or the concubine of both. She appears in nearly every culture's pantheon in Tamriel. In Morrowind, Mara appears in the form of Ama Nin. (Source)
Temples devoted to the Mother Goddess of Tamriel are called Benevolences because the followers are devoted to the charge of uniting all creatures as brethren, children of Mara. They are intolerant only of those who show intolerance; they hate only those who hate. Mara is their Mother Goddess and thus she blesses all with the gift of love. Particularly, she favors those who help her followers in Tamriel. For a reasonable donation to a Benevolence, the patron will be blessed--and supposedly be forever beloved by he or she who loves them best. Those who devote themselves further to the Mother Goddess are even more blessed. The Benevolence's priests and priestesses study the greatness of Mara's Tamriel and are said to have learned much, so there is much secret knowledge that is shared with initiates who are judged to be true to Mara's calling. (Source)
What is a moxie?
Moxie means a force of character, determination, or nerve. The term is used as a synonym for courage and adventurousness.
Who can join Mara's Moxie?
Mara's Moxie is open to all Mara Testers (from the Elder Scrolls Online Beta), their family members, friends, and interested parties. Please review and accept our Guild Rules if you wish to join us.
Which alliance is Mara's Moxie in?
Members of Mara's Moxie are in all factions. However, the guild is officially allied with Aldmeri Dominion.
Is Mara's Moxie only on the US PC/Mac server?
MM is mainly on the US PC/Mac server. A parallel guild is available on the EU server. With the console servers open, we would love it if someone created MM there.
Do I have to worship Mara?
Neither you nor any of your characters is required to worship anyone/thing. We simply ask that you uphold the values for which we stand.
What does this guild have to do with the Mara's Kiss public house?
The Mara's Kiss public house is in-game location with only the goddess' name in common. For more information, see the wiki article about the Mara's Kiss Public House.
What does this guild have to do with the Rings of Mara?
The Rings of Mara are an in-game item with only the goddess' name in common. For more information, see the wiki article about the Rings of Mara.
Do members have to perform the Ritual of Mara?
No, the Ritual of Mara is an optional in-game activity. For more information, see the wiki article about the Ritual of Mara.