Just to confirm, this is indeed me
Man that sucks... I guess when you buy into a high tier like that its hard to switch servers. I already traded my 10 coins for items but I hope you win it.
Thanks for your support, it's indeed fairly difficult to leave behind an account like that without a good incentive.
Not even mentioning the community building that is largely server specific.
Thank you for the coins anonymous gentlemann. The light will reward you in your need.
Some questions and concerns I want to address.
Q: if you’re Hrothi won’t that just mean you’ll be Demalion?
A: the Hrothi, the Waerd and the Yoru are known to build underground. The yoru aren’t available at the start, but the Hrothi and the Waerd are present in multiple kingdoms, so underground temples can be build almost anywhere. It doesn’t have to be the Hrothi main biome or even the weard main biome, there can be mountains and large caves anywhere.
Q: my kingdom already supports candidate x.
A: I have talked to most candadates and kingdoms, and it seems they are mainly interested in the duchy, which is the second place. There is little interest in actually winning it. And besides if everyone just supports their kingdom, only the one with the biggest/richest community will win, all the other kingdoms will see no benefit.
The kingdoms seem very tribal, so whichever kingdom wins will definitly keep the stone for themselves.
I will make sure that everyone who supports me will benefit. Anyone who was in the race for the sunstone and gives up their position in the race (they can still aim for second spot of course) will be rewarded with a very high rank position in the organization. Considering a single kingdom (especially the smaller kingdoms) are unlikely to win, this is already more than most kingdoms (by definition) can gain.
If your kingdom/candidate does not choose to support me, you can still as an individual choose to support me, and you’ll be given a suitable reward. Your support will not go unnoticed, and you won’t be forgotten.
Q: how will you be neutral in a game that doesn’t support neutrality?
A: I am not affiliated to any kingdom and do not plan to be (exception if I accidentally win the Duchy I’ll have to choose a side), but I do not plan to. Much like real world politics, some small independent countries can exist, usually in between the border of two larger countries (Monaco for example, or the Vatican, which is located inside another’s country but acts independently). As long as your organization has enough political support from various other independent nations, those nations can collectively guarantee your independence and therefore guarantee your neutrality.
Of course, this requires the coooperation of at least two kingdoms, because if only one kingdom supports my independence then effectively I can not be neutral, as I would be bound to the whims of a single monarch. However if two kings guarantee my independence, I can be neutral, and over time gain the trust, support and recognition of the remaining monarchs over time. (This is exactly how small countries don’t immedialty get blown up in the real world).
Sure, a feudal society is different, but even in a feudal society city states existed. As well as powerful independent religious organizations. There definitly is place for a neutral (i.e. not aligned with one Kingdom in particular) organization.
Q: surely you’d need to be located somewhere, so in effect your location decides your aligeance doesn’t it?
A: I’ll attempt to find a suitable place in between two or three borders of supporting kingdoms, and declare that space neutral ground, in effect creating a small neutral area (probably county sized or smaller, definitly smaller than a duchy). The organization could pay taxes to all kingdoms involved, or be exempt from taxes altogether because of the religious and economic value it brings. That is something we would need to work out between the kingdoms involved.
I will give every supporter the opportunity to directly or indirectly interact with the sunstone. For example those who were supported by their kingdom but stepped down to support me will be given the highest rank in the organization, giving them a lot of power and status, as well as the ability to choose the representatives of their kingdom who will be allowed to carry the sunstone during the event.
Others who support me can be high ranked priests or captains of the guard, or fill other high-status roles within the organization, given that they are capable and interested of course.
Once the organization grows big, financial rewards or exclusive in-game information can be shared with top supporters. The priests of the sunstone won’t only be tasked with guarding the sunstone, but also with acquiring knowledge of other relics and establishing a library/museum of relics and magick. Early supporters will be trusted with some of the exclusive information that may be clues to finding relics.
Better to count your eggs and pick the winning side, if you’re in a small kingdom you have little hope of winning versus the candidates of the bigger/richer/more influential kingdoms. There are 5 kingdoms, of which one is a double kingdom, of which only one candidate can win. It’s obvious that the smaller kingdom candidates won’t stand a chance even if their whole kingdom supports them, and if the more powerful kingdom wins, you’ll once again be left behind (and the power gap between the stronger and weaker kingdoms will only grow, as the relic could be a powerful “selling point” to potential new recruits). It is therefore wiser to support a neutral candidate that will reward you and your kingdom for siding with me. That way, you will be almost guaranteed to share in the victory, while if you just blindly support your kingdoms candidate, you will be guaranteed defeat, and will be left empty handed, as even if you collected several thousands of coins, they will be worth absolutely nothing if you don’t reach first or second place.
If the kingdoms are rational (and I expect them to be), the smaller kingdoms would realize that they are in fact the smaller kingdoms, and they would support me. If even 2 of them are rational, that already means I am likely to win the race even against the biggest kingdoms. Which means the not so small kingdoms would also benefit by supporting me, or be left out completely. Rationally then it follows that even the most influential and wealthy kingdoms should support the winning side, for no matter how influential you are, you won’t stand a chance against the combined effort of all the other kingdoms combined (this holds true even if 1 or 2 or even 3 kingdoms do not choose to support me).
Better to win together than lose alone. Let’s proof that cooperation is possible.
Send you my Coins. Praise the Sun 😁
Awesome, thank you, may the sun bless your path!
whats gonna happen with the sunbringer?, since you didnt win the stone?
He will steal it :)
welp, i wish him good luck rofl