Kickstarter-versary is Here Again!

Greetings, Elyrians,

Two years ago we put our future in your hands by launching our Kickstarter. With big risk comes big reward, and the Chronicles of Elyria community came through that month, and since then, in spades. We have made tons of progress in the last year, but we never would have been able to get started without that initial Kickstarter.

Last Kickstarter-versary we offered our existing backers rewards based on the total amount spent on pledge packages and EP. Rewards ranged from 10% Store Credit all the way to a bonus Courtier Package which could be used to add value to an existing pledge package or gifted to a friend. Those rewards were recently applied, so make sure to check out your new EP totals and pledge packages!

To say thank you once again for that successful Kickstarter, and to share the rewards with the community that has joined us on this journey, we're launching continuous promotions throughout the month of May. This year, starting on May 7th and going through the end of the month, each week we'll be adding fresh new items to the store as well as bringing some favorites out of the vault for a limited time only. As well, we're adding a fun new challenge with a big reward at the end if we can meet our goals (Hint: it rhymes with Ferrari). But we're not going to make you wait until the final prize. We have eleven other community rewards that everyone can partake in if we reach our milestones throughout the month. See below for all the details!

In addition to the prizes listed below, and in addition to the weekly promotions we'll be running, there's a few other events happening throughout the month.

The Return of the Ki...err Du... er Count

Kicking off this celebration we've got a surprise for all those with noble aspirations. Beginning Monday, May 7th, a modified Courtier package will return to the store! This light package, much like in the Free Kingdom event, lacks the Design Experiences, but otherwise comes with all the rest of the benefits. There are still openings for these high level positions, and we know many of you have been requesting its return for a while. So if you want the chance to rule, don't wait!

Also coming back for a limited time are the 3 share packs: Carriage for Two, Cottage for Two, and Buy the Farm. For those community members looking to play with friends or family, make sure you take this opportunity to start with everything you need to play together.

The Two EP Packages

But wait, there's more! Last seen in February, the 3,000 EP pack is a highly sought after prize that is coming back for a limited time only. But it is not alone. In addition to getting 3,000 EP for $200, you can now get 2,250 EP for just $150! Make sure to snap these up while available, as they won't last long! Been planning to run some community competitions? Have a mother or wife to celebrate in May? No problem. The giftable versions of these items will also be made available!

NOTE: All of these promotions will end at 12PM (noon) PDT on June 1st, 2018.

2018 Kickstarter-versary Community Reward Milestones:

If total sales reach the indicated amount next to each reward between May 1st and May 31st, those items will either be unlocked in the store, or added as a freebie to your inventory. Rewards are only given to those with completed packages by the end of May, 2018.

  • $10k: Kypiq Party Pack - Get ready to participate in the Kypiq's Sunsight Festival
  • $25k: Purebread Horse - Join us in jest with a horse that you can eat...freshly baked bread
  • $50k: Pack Bonuses - All previously purchased backpacks (Adventurer's Pack, Founder's Pack, & Merchant Pack) will each have additional goodies added to them for any that were sold (a la carte or as part of a package) before June 1st, 2018
  • $75k: Special Title - Receive an in-game title (it's a surprise) to show you're a Pre-Alpha backer
  • $100k: Otter Bear Baby - Unlock an Otter Bear baby as a pet in the store
  • $150k: Otter Bear Mount - Unlock Otter Bear mount in the store
  • $200k: Mystery Gift - A gift shows up in your inventory with a note that says "Warning: Do not open until launch," written in pyqsi
  • $250k: Upgraded Housing - Houses in the Aristocracy and Nobility Packages are getting an upgrade! (ex: All Mayors get a villa, all accounts with a villa get a manor, and all accounts with a manor get a grand-villa)
  • $300k: Soul Pack - Get an extra set of 3 random souls to choose from for your starting character
  • $350k: Old Soul - Get a soul that’s one lifetime older than one of the 3 souls from the previous "Soul Pack" reward
  • $400k: EP Kit Limit Increase - You will be able to purchase 2 of each of the Profession, Store Front, and Land Use Exposition Kits from the EP Store (currently limited to 1 per category, per title).
  • $500k: Mydarri At Launch - Some Mydarri will have found their way to the starting continent, will be scattered throughout all temperate and warmer biomes, and will be playable at launch! (Not a dominant tribe. Cannot be chosen by Nobility)

NOTE: All of these reward milestones will end at 12PM (noon) PDT on June 1st, 2018.

Whether you backed us during the Kickstarter, got a package later from our online store, or are just hearing about the game for the first time, there is something for everyone. We've all been working hard to make this dream a reality and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and welcome you into our community! Look for the first weekly post with info on the new items and those coming back next Monday, May 7th!


The Soulbound Studios Staff

5/4/2018 12:34:01 AM #1


5/4/2018 12:36:12 AM #2

Awesome! Looking forward to it! Especially that upgraded housing..

ref This game was a dream. Its dead now.

5/4/2018 12:36:16 AM #3


5/4/2018 12:38:51 AM #4

Looking forward to this!! Hats off to the studio, as usual.

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5/4/2018 12:38:54 AM #5

lol nothing to say

5/4/2018 12:41:48 AM #6


Also known as AvA in Discord.

5/4/2018 12:44:22 AM #7

You forgot the most important milestone: 800k (aka 5,000,000$ total) : Adam Burrfoot will shave his beard :D

5/4/2018 12:46:24 AM #8

All backpacks or only backpacks bought this month?

5/4/2018 12:46:52 AM #9

Otter bears are all we need. I8

May Fortuna smile upon us.

5/4/2018 12:47:14 AM #10

Awesome, TYVM SbS <3 It's spending time. :)

5/4/2018 12:48:13 AM #11

Fantastic :)

5/4/2018 12:49:15 AM #12


Let's do it boys!

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5/4/2018 12:53:07 AM #13

Posted By Hydorian at 5/4/2018 12:46:24 AM

All backpacks or only backpacks bought this month?

All before June 1st. So.. including the ones you've already got.

5/4/2018 12:54:17 AM #14




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5/4/2018 12:55:49 AM #15

Ikr me too.