Duchy of Lyon-Aspire & Create

Brudvir Duchy of Lyon

ᛒᚱᚢᛞᚡᛁᚱ ᛞᚢᚲᚺᚤ ᛟᚠ ᛚᚤᛟᚾ

The Wild Menn of the North

ᛏᚺᛖ ᚹᛁᛚᛞ ᛗᛖᚾᚾ ᛟᚠ ᛏᚺᛖ ᚾᛟᚱᛏᚺ

The Duchy of Lyon is the community that will develop Brudvir Lore, Culture and Norse roleplay and fighting in Elyria EU. A place to meet other cold-hardened Brudvir and it's inspired menn and womenn who live in the Taiga and Alpine Forest of Selene, to fight, feast, drink and tell epic Sagas in the long Winterswatch and to have fun while surrounded by Brudvir folklore, tradition and survival in the Snow.

We are brothers and sisters to the beasts

ᚹᛖ ᚨᚱᛖ ᛒᚱᛟᛏᚺᛖᚱᛋ ᚨᚾᛞ ᛋᛁᛋᛏᛖᚱᛋ ᛏᛟ ᛏᚺᛖ ᛒᛖᚨᛋᛏᛋ

The free and true Menn and Womenn of Snow

ᛏᚺᛖ ᚠᚱᛖᛖ ᚨᚾᛞ ᛏᚱᚢᛖ ᛗᛖᚾᚾ ᚨᚾᛞ ᚹᛟᛗᛖᚾᚾ ᛟᚠ ᛋᚾᛟᚹ

This is the icy Wolf's, frosty Bear's and frozen Elk's Den of the Realm of Snærsønr - Sons of Snow, the gathering of the Beasts of North, the free and true, cold-hardened Brudvir found in the northern parts of the Taiga and Alpine Forest in Elyria. To come together before and for the dire times of Winter near our Hearths of warmth to meet our kin, to find comfort beside our pack, to form skare’s for Hunts, clans in times of War, and most importantly become a bound Brotherhood of companions, brothers and sisters to the Wolf, Bear and Elk - sons and daughters of the Snow, living in the northern realm of Selene.

The Duchy of Lyon, in the Empire of Demalion, will be the hub of Brudvir culture bringing together sword and shield with plow and hearth to create epic adventures!

Duchy of Lyon

The Duchy of Lyon, in the Empire of Demalion, is and intends to be a vibrant international community with members from all over the world. The central goal of the duchy is to become an interesting and fascinating place to live. Players will encounter others from around the world working together on common goals. We will foster teamwork, between PvP and PvE groups and we welcome all guild sizes and will find a place for you, come and talk to us in the Duchy of Lyon Discord.

A duchy is a large place, some have said that it could be the size of 24 Skyrim maps. As such we need a wide diversity of playing styles. In addition to teamwork we aim to encourage and spark the creativity of it's members. Creative projects and guilds create the atmosphere and character of the duchy.

The capital city of Lyon intends to be a cultural hub to the duchy. Central to this plan is the creation of a University where players can come and learn any skill in order to advance more quickly. New technologies will be researched. Also, it is home to a unique martial arts fighting style as well as the seat of diplomatic and religious power. There will be a unique group of fighters who aim to run expeditions to distant lands in search of treasures. One county will be focused on commerce and in particular wine production. Another County will focus on gambling and a combat arena with prizes. There will be a county dedicated to promotion of healing arts and to the gods Angelica and Luna. Dotting the country side will be strongholds composed of Crusaders. There is a group of peaceful monks and nuns who earn their living off the land.

Some unique services found in the Duchy of Lyon:

  • Unique military orders
  • Unique combat style
  • Sophisticated trade system
  • Health care system
  • Social system to help new players
  • Church for priests and religious orders

Central Ideas of the Duchy:

-Core Values of the Duchy: Creativity, Freedom, Trust

-Duchy Motto: From Knowledge Comes Power!

-Duchy Theme: Early Medieval Europe around 900 AD

  • Style of leadership is to listen to and encourage individual players in their interests and projects. Leaders will mentor players to take on positions of leadership when the game launches.

-We will focus on several areas to grow our economy:

Building Infrastructure. We will focus on roads, bridges, and ports. This will allow merchants to quickly move resources from their origin to centralized strategically placed markets. These trade routes must be secure.

Increase demand. Build the population by creating a fun place to be with lots of activities, including carnivals, arenas and games of chance.

Focus on research and development. It will be new technologies that will usher in economic prosperity.

Fair taxes. Create taxes that generate enough income for infrastructure but do not represent a burden for citizens.

Fair laws. Don’t create laws which hamper economic development. I have heard a Duke say he was going to ban weapons in his Duchy. This would clearly hamper economic development and has other inherent flaws.

The Three Pillars of Lyon

The Three Pillars of Lyon are to aspire, create and enlighten. This means that before anything can happen we must first dream it or think about it. But a dream is nothing if we don't bring it into reality by creating it and making it real. Lastly, by sharing what we have built and learned with others we move the whole community forward.


Be free to dream and to explore the game in the manner you choose. You earned your soul and should be free to do as you wish. There will be no micro managing of players telling them what path they have to be on. Dream big.


Create what you want, be what you want. You want to have a noble order of Knights, make it. You want to create a tavern with gambling and other services, do it. Perhaps you want to build a spire dedicated to knowledge and history, go for it.


Rise to new heights by exploring the road less traveled. Take up meditation and Marital Arts to build up your body and your mind. Teach others what you have learned and bring them to new heights with you.


The duchy is run by the Council of Counts which is chaired by the Duke. A Parliament of Ministers, which reports to the Council, serves to administer various aspects of the duchy as well as to craft and propose laws to the Council of Counts. The following are the ministerial positions.

Minister of Diplomacy

Coordinates diplomatic relations within and outside the duchy.

Minister of Coin

Oversees the banking operations and budget for the duchy. Produces quarterly reports as to the duchy expenses and revenues.

Minister of Justice

Appoints judges and supervises the courts within the duchy. Oversees, local police forces and jails.

Minister of Interior

Is responsible for the natural resources of the duchy. This includes surveying and mapping out these resources and for preservation and conservation concerns.

Minister of Agriculture

Studies and understands the agricultural needs of the duchy and ensures proper planning and development of agricultural resources.

Minister of Commerce

This minister is responsible for promoting economic growth within the duchy. They study the the economic forces in the region and gather data helpful in decision making. They oversee technological development for the duchy.

Minister of Medicine

In charge of the medical system for the duchy. We aim to have a health care system across the duchy which is supported by the duchy. This minister will also oversee medical research.

Minister of Social Services

Oversees orphanages and social services. Social services will include coordinating donations and alms to the poor as well as orphans. This will ensure that orphans get a proper start in life as well the poor can get a fresh start.

Minister of Defense

By default this is the duty of the duke but may be delegated at some time. Coordinates the fighting forces of the duchy.

Minister of Development

In charge of public buildings within the duchy. This will include the writing of contracts of occupancy for current developments and the planning of future developments.

Minister of Transportation

Is responsible for the planning and construction of roads and bridges.

Minister of Education

This minister will oversee universities and teaching facilities.

Duchy of Lyon Coat of Arms

Made by Kranot

Flag of Lyon

Symbolizing Diplomacy, Freedom and Higher Learning.

Noble House of Lyon

In CoE you can be born into my family and start your life with a group of friends at the beginning. I will help you get off to a good start in life and invite anyone who is interested in starting out in my family to please contact me. I am looking for people who are fun loving and team players. A good number of us would like to work on combat related skills and role playing the story of Elyria.

The moto of the House is the same as the Duchy: Ex Scientia Venit Postestas! From Knowledge Comes Power!

Duke of Lyon Coat of Arms

Associated Groups

Angelica's Divine Mercy Hospital System

Blacksmith guild of Myrmidonia

City of Myrmidonia

County of Brayns-Dutch While having all of the required crafting and trading elements aims to have a strong military.

County of Blackhawk, will feature a fighting arena with ladder tournaments and gold for the victors, Count Zastrix von Domnuit

County of Lyon, The cultural hub of Lyon with a University, Hospital, Cathedral, Kingdom warehouse district, Monastery, Duke Rojax Lyonsbane

County of Midgard Where iron of the highest quality is worked, to make the best weapons and tools! This County has a real desire to bring together French-speaking souls lost in Elyria. Led by Count Vanharsen.

County of Murmex A German and English speaking County led by Count Namykos

Church of Lyon Aims to provide social services to the people of Elyria

Crusaders of Virtori

École élémentaire publique de Midgard A school for new players to quickly advance through early stages.

Elyrian Expedition: Expeditionary Force within Lyon. Baron Dvppy

Grand Livery Company of Lyon: founded as a home for those skilled in various trades to come together to develop their skills and produce their ware and share their skills in a safe environment.

L'ordre du Phoenix A military order based in Valedor, capital of Midgard County. He is entirely devoted to Valedor, protecting the Count, the city and its inhabitants. Initially constituted of Knights of high rank, the Order gradually opened and it now welcomes men from the Middle Class and even the peasantry. Led by Count Vanharsen.

Myrmidon Order

Naval Pioneers of Demalion

Scribe Society of Elyria Created by Mayor Gostotem. The Scribe Society of Elyria is a multi-server society of scribes in Elyria which primary focus is to ensure scribes are present in all kingdoms on all servers.

Settlement of White Arden By Mayor Rellik. The city itself is located on the coast, with an ancient tree located in the centre of it. Although the city itself was based upon a duel, due to its centralised location within the duchy and kingdom as well as its access to water with its dock, it had quickly become a merchant central and a trade outpost.

The University of Durgard, in the County of Midgard


This duchy hopes to have players from The America's, Great Britain, Europe and The Middle East. Therefore, the duchy will be located on the EU-Server.


Contact a duchy rep in Duchy of Lyon Discord if you would like to talk about joining Lyon.

1/27/2017 3:31:47 PM #16

Nice site. Lots of info. I like. ;-)

1/29/2017 8:12:09 PM #17

Greetings and well met CoE community members. I've come to the conclusion that what really defines a duchy is the players who make up the duchy and their projects. This drives the central theme of the duchy, which is to support and encourage the player's projects. I have my own little city where my project resides but the rest of the land is up to the players to create. I will do my best to help everyone achieve their dreams in CoE.

1/29/2017 10:07:54 PM #18

Posted By Rojax at 3:12 PM - Sun Jan 29 2017

Greetings and well met CoE community members. Lately, I have been relying on a link from our Kingdom post to advertise the duchy. But I made so many changes today that I wanted to get it up on the front page for a short bit. I've come to the conclusion that what really defines a duchy is the players who make up the duchy and their projects. This drives the central theme of the duchy, which is to support and encourage the player's projects. I have my own little city where my project resides but the rest of the land is up to the players to create. I will do my best to help everyone achieve their dreams in CoE.

Well said, sir.

3/25/2017 1:05:23 AM #19

Wanted to share with the community that the duchy is growing nicely. We have some new and interesting projects developing.

4/23/2017 10:38:37 PM #20

Added the Duchy of Lyon Call Center. This is intended to be a place for people to ask questions about the Duchy.

5/4/2017 12:31:22 AM #21

We will be hosting a Kingdom of Arkadia Q&A Sunday 7 May at 21:00 CEST. There is a Reddit page where you can post your questions:

Q&A Reddit

6/6/2017 12:30:59 AM #22

Hey CoE,

Wanted to share my new Coat of Arms.

Some highlights of the symbolism: The keys symbolize my role as High Priest, The red symbolizes martyrdom, which is the conviction to die for ones beliefs. The horizontal and vertical lines stand for protection. The white background is for purity. The green wreath is for peace and diplomacy.

6/10/2017 5:19:21 PM #23

Great work on that CoA

Duke of Lyrhia

6/17/2017 2:29:55 PM #24

Fantastic Duchy, with an awesome idea of how to run a duchy and a fantastic community. I will be setting up a city based on trade there, so if you find the duchy interesting and want to start in a smaller town, I'll be happy to welcome people :)

7/19/2017 11:59:03 AM #25

I'm very pleased to have joined the Duchy of Lyon with the intent of founding a monastic order under the Virtori faith. My city, Sedruol, will be a home for the poor, and a place of refuge for the oppressed. The Militia Immaculatae will work tofeed those who cannot feed themselves, and travel from village to village tending to the hurts and spiritual needs of those in Lyon, while extolling the truth and beauty of the Virtori faith.

The community in Lyon is very friendly, and I encourage anyone in Selene looking for a place to call home to check it out!

Nec Timo, Nec Sperno

7/19/2017 3:11:17 PM #26

I recently joined Lyon. The community is filled with like-minded people and I definitely don't regret joining the douchy.

10/31/2017 7:45:13 AM #27

Im happy to say that the County of Midgard are joining the Duchy of Lyon, lets have fun and build a strong community.

10/31/2017 9:39:09 PM #28

The Duchy of Lyon would like to welcome Mayor Bertramqas, Mayoress Sariaru, Drazili, Count VanHarsen of County Midgard and all of his fine residents. Also, the guild: Scribe Society of Elyria

We are all so pleased to have you and look forward to creating a great duchy!

11/1/2017 1:33:24 AM #29

Thanks for your support Rojax.
The scribes of Lyon will honor your motto.
Ex Scientia Venit Postestas! From Knowledge Comes Power!

11/2/2017 5:35:24 PM #30