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Surname Reservation Begins Now!
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Huzzah! Surname Reservation begins now!

We've started to roll out the surname reservation feature to users based on influence order. Not sure how much influence you have? Log in to your Chronicles of Elyria profile to find out, or go to the Surname Reservation page and check to see if you can submit your surname today!

What's Surname Reservation?

We've talked about surnames in a previous design journal, but here's a quick primer: when you reserve a surname, that surname becomes a part of the game's history on your server. Every character is born to a family in Chronicles of Elyria, and it's possible new characters will be born into your dynasty and will inherit your surname! Once you reserve a surname, no other player can claim it; it belongs to you, and you alone (and others who join your family's lineage)!

Note: Surnames are reserved on a per-server basis, with the exception of Courtiers and above, whose surnames are automatically reserved on all servers.

Are There Restrictions to the Surname I Choose?

We're building an immersive world in Chronicles of Elyria. To achieve that goal, we need to set a few parameters in place to able to maintain that immersion. So that means you won't be seeing any B0aty McB0atface's running around New Haven.

Here's the list of restrictions:

  • Cannot contain numerals
  • Cannot have any leading or trailing space before or after the surname if there isn't a second word
  • Cannot contain any symbols other than one apostrophe and/or one hyphen (example: Ba-twoon'ip)
  • Can have at most one apostrophe and one hyphen
  • There can be at most one space, max of two words (example: von Baschturen, Red Beard)
  • May contain Extended Latin character set (a-z plus: À, Á, Â, Ã, Ä, Å, Æ, Ç, È, É, Ê, Ë,Í, Î, Ï, Ð, Ñ, Ò, Ó, Ô, Õ, Ö, Ø, Ù, Ú, Û, Ü, Ý, Þ, ß, à, á, â, ã, ä, å, æ, ç, è, é, ê, ë, ì, í, î, ï, ð, ñ, ò, ó, ô, õ, ö, ø, ù, ú, û, ü, ý, þ, ÿ, þ, µ)
  • May contain at most two capital letters per word, one of which must be the first letter of the word (example: McDonald, Van Nuren, van Nuren)
  • May not include any of the names or words in Soulbound Studios' surname exclusion list (profanity, copyrighted names, Caspian, etc.)

If your surname does not meet the above requirements, it will be considered invalid, and you'll have to choose another surname.

And if you need some inspiration, we're giving everyone the ability to play around with our Elyrian random-name generator!

Random surnames are created using the language rules for each of our unique Elyrian languages. If you set on a surname, use the random-name generator to see what sort of surnames would be associated with the various Tribes of Mann.

Edit: 3/10/2018 - Please make sure you always use the "Check Availability" button PRIOR to submitting your surname to ensure the one you want is the one we receive.

So reserve your Surname now!


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3/2/2018 3:20:17 AM #1
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For an FAQ on Surname Reservations, see this post.


3/2/2018 3:28:42 AM #2
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Good Luck everyone!

3/2/2018 3:33:13 AM #3
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Yaaaaaaaaaaas


3/2/2018 3:34:20 AM #4
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sheesh, 8 days till i can pick a surname


Honor is a fool’s prize, Glory is of no use to the dead.

3/2/2018 3:59:39 AM #5
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And they're off!


Kip from Fist of the Empire

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3/2/2018 4:20:15 AM #6
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Completely understand doing it by influence order but dang gotta wait a week before I do it. The suspense builds


3/2/2018 4:46:47 AM #7
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5 DAYS UNTIL GET NAME. I CRI.

But for reals I am psyched and all, this suspense will kill me. XD

3/2/2018 4:49:08 AM #8
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And here I was worried that I was going out of town over the weekend and might miss my window...NOT


We Are The Many... We Are The One... We Are THE WAERD !!!

3/2/2018 5:00:16 AM #9
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Only 30 days to I save my name lol


3/2/2018 5:06:40 AM #10
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No matter how long you may have to wait, the silver lining is that we're making progress! Well done to the SBS team for keeping with the original release day. The reservation page looks good.

3/2/2018 5:08:35 AM #11
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That's a bit silly to tease a surname period and then make people wait upwards of 30 days. A day or two? Sure. I guess I can't seem to understand the logic in that time frame decision.


3/2/2018 5:12:25 AM #12
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Posted By Cambin at 12:08 AM - Fri Mar 02 2018

That's a bit silly to tease a surname period and then make people wait upwards of 30 days. A day or two? Sure. I guess I can't seem to understand the logic in that time frame decision.

They have to review all the names, it takes a while


3/2/2018 5:39:49 AM #13
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Huh, I Font habe a Timer? Ans where should I see this one?

Edit: ok it's too early for me ~.~. I have found the timer and I need to wait 7 days 😭


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3/2/2018 5:55:55 AM #14
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Oh well I guess I feel a bit better after seeing 12 days of waiting.

It does seem like a very long time after all the hype!


3/2/2018 6:02:19 AM #15
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Posted By Cambin at 9:08 PM - Thu Mar 01 2018

That's a bit silly to tease a surname period and then make people wait upwards of 30 days. A day or two? Sure. I guess I can't seem to understand the logic in that time frame decision.

Not really silly. You have hundreds, if not thousands, of name submissions to go through. You have limited staff and limited time in the day. They won't throw the whole staff at the job as some need to keep working on game dev and code stuff. Sorry if you're upset you have to wait longer than you thought you would have to but it makes sense. Gotta do them in batches and also give people in each batch a little grace period in which to respond and come up with backups in case their first choice was denied.

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