Official Tribe Q&A Part II Question Thread

Greetings Elyrians! If you haven’t read Caspian's Design Journal on Tribes, check it out to catch up how they were developed.

The next Tribes Q&A is on Monday, June 19 at 1PM PDT / 4PM EDT / 8PM GMT / 8PM UTC on our Twitch channel. We will be taking questions primarily from this thread. Please don't clutter this thread with discussion, only post your questions or vote up the ones you want to hear answered in the Q&A.

Please follow these rules when posting questions for the Q&A.


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We'll see you on Monday, June 19 at 1PM PDT / 4PM EDT / 8PM GMT / 8PM UTC!

EDIT: Be sure to catch up on the latest details on the Kypiq, Janoa and Dras tribes.

Until next time,


6/15/2017 2:48:33 AM #1

My only question is how will tribe selection work with wards?

Edit (Expansion of Question):

  • Could I be a Yoru orphan in a Neran orphanage, and if so will I speak their language or the Yoru language?

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6/15/2017 2:50:31 AM #2

So, it seems like some tribes are linked through lore. (janoa and dras | yoru and brudvr) would it be safe to assume that such tribes are also linked in terms of location. Meaning the presence of one indicates the presence of the other?

6/15/2017 2:56:37 AM #3


How hard would it be to convert your settlement from the established religion to another? (ex. Switching a predominately Neran settlement from Virotri to Two Fold Queen.)

6/15/2017 3:02:21 AM #4

Question regarding Hrothi Kingdoms

Much of the Hrothi domain will be subterranean with dukes "Guarding entrances" to the underground Kingdom. I know some of the Hrothi domain will be above ground but I imagine the below ground will be much more extensive in its total area.

The question is, could Hrothi Kingdoms potentially overlap spatially with another kingdom? One occupying the subterranean space, and the other the surface space overhead?

  • post carried over from the last Q&A.

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6/15/2017 3:02:53 AM #5

So since the tribes are not stagnant, will there be a chance of accidentally breeding with a single tribe where they are not the original tribe anymore?

For example if all of the Kypig breed with other tribes but not each other, and the original Kypig die off, are the offspring still Kypig?

6/15/2017 3:27:55 AM #6

My question is in Regards to Religion. If you Cross bloodlines with another Tribe with a different Religion will there be a critical Moment when you have to choose Between Religions? Will you Worship both Religions? Or is Religion not a huge factor and being Devout follower of the faith make no more Difference then a Godless heathen?

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6/15/2017 3:32:19 AM #7

How much migration should we expect at launch? This can probably best be answered by example: will there be towns of a different (friendly) tribe within another's biome? e.g. a neran settlement in Kypiq's broadleaf forest.

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6/15/2017 3:39:17 AM #8

Each of the tribe write-ups has a section on Leadership. Will each tribe have their own a "tribal authority," a ruling body overseeing tribal issues rather than kingdom-specific issues?

Or does this section simply outline the tribal culture and customs to which a kingdom's nobility and aristocracy belonging to that tribe will be expected to conform?

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6/15/2017 3:42:30 AM #9

To what extent can can your tribal bloodline (as far as your genetic stat ramps) be mixed before they are no longer present?

e.g. If you start as a Yoru and marry a Brudvir; Your next character is the child of that union and marries a Hrothi and so on.

Basically how pure must your tribal blood be to benefit from any of the different tribal bloodline perks?

6/15/2017 4:02:42 AM #10

Not 100% tribe related but close.

If your pledge package has a custom surname/crest and you want these to fit in with where your character ends up.

Must these be used upon character creation or can we hold them till after we have seen the area or some of the names/language of the tribe/tribes you end up as a part of?

6/15/2017 4:20:39 AM #11

Will there be specific issues that arise for Nobles and Aristocrats based upon having subjects under their rule that are of a different tribe?

6/15/2017 4:24:50 AM #12

Dear elyria devs, how psyked and exited are you (on a scale of 1-9000+) to see the players start playing and interacting with eachother through the tribes ingame?! :D

6/15/2017 4:38:17 AM #13

Will some tribes have their own version of things that have happened in lore or will all tribes share the same versions. E.g. All the world and every major religion has their version of the flood.

6/15/2017 5:42:51 AM #14

Are tribes\biomes contiguous, or will there be patches where part of a tribe exists as an enclave?

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6/15/2017 5:48:30 AM #15

Will there be the odd case of migration post launch? For example a Yoru NPC blacksmith has a shop in the Neran capital?

Or will such migration only be possible by players during ElyriaMUD, Exposition and post launch?

Put another way, will there be at least some tribal diversity within towns and cities?

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