27 October

The Free Kingdom of Elyria

By Caspian

Hail Elyrians!

Are you planning to play on the NA-E (Luna) server? If so, you could be among its nobility!

NA-East is unquestionably filled with strong leaders and dedicated players, committed to making a memorable and enjoyable experience for all. However, one Monarch slot remains, and one Kingdom goes unoccupied. We wanted to ensure that whomever takes the "reigns" of the final NA-E Kingdom is equally strong, with the full support of a large and dedicated following. Here's how we make that happen....

It's my pleasure to announce a brand new event called The Free Kingdom of Elyria.

On November 1, 2017, we'll be adding a new token to the online shop called a Kingdom Token. This token can be purchased for $10 and traded to others just like the Villager or Guild Tokens, but it has different benefits! First, each person who purchases a token will immediately receive 100 EP (Just like the EP100 store item), while the recipient will receive 50 EP for each token they have received at the end of the event.

Monarch Token

Next, on the token you'll find the text ""Eligere Imperator" which when translated from Latin to English roughly means "choose/vote" and "ruler". That's right, from November 1 until December 31, 2017 you can buy and transfer tokens (cannot be re-transferred) to whomever you feel is the most suited for leadership on the NA-East server!

After the event ends we'll tally up the tokens and award prizes as follows:

  • 1st Place: A modified† Monarch package
  • 2nd - 7th Place: A modified† Royal package
  • 8th - 151st: A modified† Courtier package

† Modified packages do not contain Design Experiences and all counties and duchies awarded are restricted to being inside the 'Free Kingdom' of Luna (NA-E) during settlement/domain selection.

Rules

  1. Existing monarchs or dukes (on any server) are ineligible to become rulers of the Free Kingdom, and tokens they receive will not be counted
  2. Accounts which transfer Kingdom tokens to each other cannot be merged together
  3. Must own a package to receive a token
  4. Must own a package to purchase a token
  5. There is no limit to the number of tokens that can be purchased or received
  6. The contest will run from November 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  7. All tokens purchased grant the purchaser 100 EP
  8. All tokens received grant the receiver 50 EP
  9. You can claim your own Kingdom Tokens, however you will not receive the 50 EP for receiving a token
  10. All EP received by anyone who does not have a Bloodline+ package will be converted to Story Points (SP) before launch
  11. The Package won through the Free Kingdom of Elyria cannot be broken down, liquidated, or items traded in for EP. If you don't want to govern, don't accept the package.

That's it! So who do you want to be the new rulers of Luna? How about you? Get out there and prove your leadership by gaining the most tokens!

The fall of The Empire of Xeilias

In the year 671 of the Fourth Age, the Deranged King began his terrible conquest to become emperor of all the known lands of Elyria. Voracious in his attempt to rule, he drafted his citizens - willingly or otherwise - into his service. Enslaving men, women, and children, he dispatched the ones capable of holding a sword to the far reaches of his empire to encroach upon the lands of Fortuna. Those too young or too old to fight were put to work within Xeilias; forging weapons and siege equipment for the war efforts. And so the Deranged King spread his claws over the continent, cutting a bloody path of war for the next 25 years.

But in the summer of 696, when the old had perished and the children had known no other life than war, the Deranged King's reign came to an end. Stretched too thin, the occupation of Bordweall and failed invasions of the Scattered Lands led to prolonged resistance. Lacking in resources and the will to fight, the armies of the Empire were slowly pushed back when the previously disorganized tribes forged an alliance to rid their home of his oppression.

Simultaneously, the quality of life within the Empire had reached an all-time low, and the people of Xeilias would no longer tolerate the cruel leadership of their tyrannical King. A coup erupted and the King was defeated. With his defeat, and the banishment of the Xeilian family, the Empire fractured and plunged into years of chaos.

After the fall of Xeilias, the tribes of the Scattered Lands that had banded together to fight united under the leadership of Jordyn Rhyne, becoming the current-day Kingdom of Vornair. The region that once housed the grandest and most elegant parts of Xeilias were consumed by what is now the Kingdom of Kairos. Today, within Kairos, lies a Grand Duchy which is said to be the last remnants of House Xeilias - for now. The Kingdom of Fortuna proved its namesake and the area sprang back into health, while Bordweall vowed to never again be occupied.

And finally, a third of the former Empire of Xeilias was left in chaos, devoid of leadership with the previous nobility and aristocracy cast out of the Empire. But rather than wither and die, a new government arose. A kingdom composed of free people who shared nothing more in common than their desire to live in a world without tyranny and oppression. They would be the Free Kingdom of Elyria - they... could be you.

Pledged to the Continued Advancement of the Soulborn Engine and the Chronicling of Elyria,

Caspian

Discuss

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Aneira - 1 year ago

I have 8 tokens !

Maybe 1-2 more and I'm guaranteed County !

I have contacted a few potential dukes, and they are OKAY with working with me as Count, so feel free to help me secure it !

Brythwaite - 1 year ago

To clarify: If I have the "Elyrian" Package and end up winning a A modified Courtier package.

These two would then be merged giving me everything in the "Elyrian" package & A modified† Courtier package. Meaning I would gain access to Exposition and the Exposition Points that come with the modified Courtier package.

Sir_Skylos - 1 year ago
@Brythwaite:

Posted By MarcoTheBlack at 06:53 AM - Thu Dec 21 2017

To clarify: If I have the "Elyrian" Package and end up winning a A modified Courtier package.

These two would then be merged giving me everything in the "Elyrian" package & A modified† Courtier package. Meaning I would gain access to Exposition and the Exposition Points that come with the modified Courtier package.

your package would be upgraded to the modified courtier package since currently you only have the base game. I'm not sure what that consists of but I would assume exposition access

Brythwaite - 1 year ago
@Sir_Skylos:

all they say is that the modified package excludes "Design Experiences" and you have to settle in the free kingdom. My "GUESS" is everything else in the package is the same.

Loridin - 1 year ago

Well that's good clarification, so I can be rest assured I'm not sacrificing one of my counties if I want to settle in the FKOE.

Serpentius - 1 year ago

Please be aware of this clarification mentioned in Discord recently regarding merging accounts that have Kingdom tokens:

Luranthe - 1 year ago

Vote for me if you like. I will be a king in this game, whether I'm voted as one or not. It may as well happen sooner rather than later.

Kittik - 1 year ago

Vote for me.

Saebelorn - 1 year ago

It's a big world, and in most cases you won't be affected by all the big-shot noblepeople wherever you happen to live. You can always live in an NPC county and probably live totally unaffected by it all. Or just a less hardcore noblefellow who's more interested in their own things than the bigger picture.

randys22 - 1 year ago

I so would wish they let it go NPC. That way people who dont care about the polictics can at least have somewhere to start without being throw into the BS. I'm going to play the game for the cool features and ability to do what I wish not to bow down to people who want to be on power trips.

TheCheshireDragon - 1 year ago
@randys22:

Posted By randys22 at 9:54 PM - Tue Dec 05 2017

I so would wish they let it go NPC. That way people who dont care about the polictics can at least have somewhere to start without being throw into the BS. I'm going to play the game for the cool features and ability to do what I wish not to bow down to people who want to be on power trips.

Pretty big reason I'm running for the throne. I don't like bowing down to anyone. I know I'm not the only one. That's why I want to make the Kingdom that empowers the people to enjoy the game, rather than dictate how people play.

VioletWinterlynn - 1 year ago
@randys22:

Posted By randys22 at 7:54 PM - Tue Dec 05 2017

I so would wish they let it go NPC. That way people who dont care about the polictics can at least have somewhere to start without being throw into the BS. I'm going to play the game for the cool features and ability to do what I wish not to bow down to people who want to be on power trips.

Thankfully not all the candidates are power trips and actually want a community where people can play how they want. ^.^ Like me

Gorawyn - 1 year ago

If you would like to see more of the Free Kingdom candidates and Free Kingdom Citizens be sure to tune in to the Free Kingdom Chronicler Saturdays at 7PM CST.

Find out more here: The Free Kingdom Chronicler

Caspian - 1 year ago

Hey folks,

Just a reminder, the Free Kingdom Event is about gaining the support of other community members. Enough support that they're willing to buy one or more Kingdom Tokens on your behalf.

This means it is possible for someone who has no money themselves to, through their forum posts, social media campaigns, interviews, and other means, garner enough support to become the last Monarch of Luna (NA-E).

Desdark - 1 year ago

Supporting means nothing without real life money (tokens), so...i dont care about the bidding wars.

Brutehunter - 1 year ago

Well this will be interesting to see. But I got a feeling someone who wanted a kingdom package, and can now spam buy. However I also hope they release a chart so those wishing to buy tokens for themselves or for someone they want to be king, so they don't waste there money on a candidate who has no chance of winning.

1mmaculateDeception - 1 year ago

I am not so sure it would be a good idea to show the individual donors. That might actually stifle some spending on this campaign.

I dont see too much harm in showing us a ranking list, perhaps not making visible the actual number of tokens a person has. If there is a huge disparity then that could actually quell token purchasing as well as some folks might feel there is no point anymore. If that is left blank though then people have to fill that in with their imagination to some degree and the competition still exists.

Mydas_Goldman - 1 year ago

I agree with you, Gunnlang. Ultimately this contest is not just about the election but about raising more funds for SBS and the increased competition a ranking or tally would give to the contest would be great for that! Not to mention that it would be so much fun watching the rankings/tallies change throughout the course of the race! It would definitely shake things up a bit. And we could see who is bluffing and who has legit support. It would also be interesting to see how many individual donors each campaign has.

KvotheAodhan - 1 year ago

Is there a way in which we will know the tally as the competition as it progresses? Most elections have some sort of poll or tally.

VioletWinterlynn - 1 year ago
@KvotheAodhan:

Posted By Khaylius at 7:42 PM - Mon Nov 20 2017

Is there a way in which we will know the tally as the competition as it progresses? Most elections have some sort of poll or tally.

I feel like adding a tally, would make it so that people would have bidding wars and it would just come down to who has the most money, not who can gather the most support

Gunnlang - 1 year ago
@VioletWinterlynn:

Posted By VioletWinterborne at 2:20 PM - Tue Nov 21 2017

I feel like adding a tally, would make it so that people would have bidding wars and it would just come down to who has the most money, not who can gather the most support

It's already about who has the most money. You can have 1000 people supporting you, which means nothing if those people aren't supporting you with tokens.

A tally would at least bring in more money for SBS. Really have people fight for spots, which are still probably going to get the title way cheaper than normal.

Scheneighnay - 1 year ago

Still voting Mickdude even though his thread was locked for no reason.

Dareus - 1 year ago
Rhiri - 1 year ago

Oh my~. Well, I hope someone crazy doesn't get put on a throne. We do not need any Pelagius Septims or Radovids hahaha. Though perhaps that would be interesting.

Chroniclesofalias - 1 year ago

A vote for me is a vote for the complete domination of elyria and kypiq enslavement

Dleatherus - 1 year ago

serious contenders for the title of Monarch of the FRee Kingdom of Elyria might wish to participate in THIS EVENT TO SCORE SUPPORT & TOKENS

Soulbrandt - 1 year ago

A vote for NiHZ is a good vote.

Duffy_de_Concierge - 1 year ago

This is certainly an opportunity that we did not anticipate. We're throwing our hat in the ring: Embrace your inner deviant, pledge to the Potential Deviant Kingdom!

(Link in signature, more appropriate name to be voted upon later).

Kuj0 - 1 year ago

Let Phyllain bring the Empire back to prominence!

DuskGrim - 1 year ago

I, Lord Grim of the House of the Duskwalkers, on this day do proclaim that I shall battle for this title.

Respectfully,

Lord Grim

Potrais BlackHeart - 1 year ago

I Count Potrais Blackheart of the House of the Blood Oaks on this day proclaim that being of nobility I shall defend the weak and fight tyranny. I shall lead my citizens with a soft heart and strong hand. I look for allies and friends to join the house of the blood Oak.

Respectfully

Potrais Blackheart

TheCheshireDragon - 1 year ago

I'm throwing my hat into the ring.

Daynen - 1 year ago

Now THIS is a bold move. I like it. Gives us a wildcard ruler just before things kick off.

In retrospect, this might have been a good idea to begin with; it would've allowed us to distribute the burden of that whopping 10k pledge amongst like-minded folk.

Rutledge - 1 year ago

Now I'm kicking myself for mostly lurking all this time. Maybe I can still finish in a Count slot after I pick my pledge. Good luck everyone!

Subterfuge - 1 year ago

I can only hope that the new Kingdom is somehow allied with Vornair

Would only give me more areas to.... have fun with...

HolyAvengerOne - 1 year ago

I like the idea, very community, very organic and with a low price of entry ($10) for backers. Couple questions on my end about this :

  • I see this offer as being more aggressive in terms of value proposition per dollar invested (150 EP from $10). It's also in line with the more open-ended strategy for fund-raising that we've seen lately with the à la carte stuff. Given this and the fact we're well into Q4 2017 and have yet to hear about external investors, should we see this shift in strategy as meaningful from an external investor standpoint? When are we likely to hear about a partnership deal being struck with a third party to invest in the game? And, most importantly, at your current burn rate and projected income based on the new strategy, do you still expect to require an external investor to bring CoE to RC1/gold?

  • What were the main reasons behind choosing the date of November 1st timeline for allowing people to start pledging their token? IRL there's usually a minimal amount of time in any election before voters can cast their votes (either on election day or by anticipation in some states); part the reason behind that is to make sure all parties are being heard and to protect voters from a precipitous choice. Have you considered a model where you leave token acquisition and token pledging according to different timelines/timeframes (i.e. leave some time between the tokens can be purchased and the pledging starts, and then leave some more time after token purchase ends and when pledging closes ans votes are tallied)?

Sirvi_RavenWind - 1 year ago

What I would like to know is if we can trade in or merge titles we win in this contest? I am fine with using the count or duke should I get them but I would not want to do so if my candidate for queen does not get it. I would then stay with her then join another kingdom.

Moltres - 1 year ago

So I get more EP if I get the 25$ deal on up, my incentive for the token event is so that I can give someone my vote AND 50ep? Maybe give us Kris Kringles a little something more, or just give us the 50ep when we gift it instead.

mystichaze - 1 year ago
@Moltres:

Posted By Moltres at 05:46 AM - Sat Oct 28 2017

So I get more EP if I get the 25$ deal on up, my incentive for the token event is so that I can give someone my vote AND 50ep? Maybe give us Kris Kringles a little something more, or just give us the 50ep when we gift it instead.

I am not sure, but you might have misunderstood. When you purchase a token you also receive 100 IP/EP. :)

Moltres - 1 year ago
@mystichaze:

Posted By mystichaze at 2:21 PM - Sat Oct 28 2017

Posted By Moltres at 05:46 AM - Sat Oct 28 2017

So I get more EP if I get the 25$ deal on up, my incentive for the token event is so that I can give someone my vote AND 50ep? Maybe give us Kris Kringles a little something more, or just give us the 50ep when we gift it instead.

I am not sure, but you might have misunderstood. When you purchase a token you also receive 100 IP/EP. :)

I might have, but I'm seeing this: 1 token for 10$ =100EP, 5 tokens at 50$= 500EP; 100EP for 10$, 600EP for 50$. There is a better deal to the buyer for purchasing EP rather than the token after 10$. I'd be sacrificing my EP for someone I don't know.

SO why not just buy 1 token? Again, so I can have someone receive 50EP and a vote, while I get the 100EP I would have if I bought the 100EP without the token? I'm interested in buying a little EP, but this event is counter-productive to me.

Desdark - 1 year ago
@Moltres:

Posted By Moltres at 5:04 PM - Mon Oct 30 2017

Posted By mystichaze at 2:21 PM - Sat Oct 28 2017

Posted By Moltres at 05:46 AM - Sat Oct 28 2017

So I get more EP if I get the 25$ deal on up, my incentive for the token event is so that I can give someone my vote AND 50ep? Maybe give us Kris Kringles a little something more, or just give us the 50ep when we gift it instead.

I am not sure, but you might have misunderstood. When you purchase a token you also receive 100 IP/EP. :)

I might have, but I'm seeing this: 1 token for 10$ =100EP, 5 tokens at 50$= 500EP; 100EP for 10$, 600EP for 50$. There is a better deal to the buyer for purchasing EP rather than the token after 10$. I'd be sacrificing my EP for someone I don't know.

SO why not just buy 1 token? Again, so I can have someone receive 50EP and a vote, while I get the 100EP I would have if I bought the 100EP without the token? I'm interested in buying a little EP, but this event is counter-productive to me.

Sure, the bonus EP from the high tier EP is good. $100 EP its 25% bonus.

But if you want to buy only $10, you will get the same (EP $10 = 100) and you will retain the 100 EP, using the Token to vote. Every vote received will grant 50 EP.

Its about to help build a place. You will grant EP for someone and a vote.

ElyrianExplorer - 1 year ago

Can the tokens be purchased with credit on account, or new cash only?

Baronos - 1 year ago

What a fantastic idea of creating an event to solve the missing kingdom problem, the best thing in all of this is the use of player made lore! Very cool =D

I wonder if we will have a more wallet oriented competition or if it will really be a matter of popularity. Maybe we will have both, and even if it goes as a wallet thing, it will be good - it helps SbS regardless of anything, and we will see first-hand an Elyrian candidate buying votes for their election.

Thanks for bringing this to us, you SbS guys are great!

Rheika - 1 year ago

Player-written lore being implemented into the server. Really cool.

FASHION - 1 year ago

"Simultaneously, the quality of life within the Empire had reached an all-time low, and the people of Xeilias would no longer tolerate the cruel leadership of their tyrannical King. A coup erupted and the King was defeated. With his defeat, and the banishment of the Xeilian family, the Empire fractured and plunged into years of chaos."

https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/1135/empire-of-xeilias-victory-through-any-means?page=38#16

Fyradeen - 1 year ago

Well isn't this exciting! New NA-East server lore is looking good and neatly connects each Kingdoms' recent history together!

Celebratory cheese for everyone!

Serpentius - 1 year ago

In order to keep things tidy, please ONLY submit your campaign threads in the LUNA domains forum.

If you do not, rest assured, we'll move it for you :)

May the best mann or womann be victorious!

Rofus - 1 year ago
@Serpentius:

Posted By Serpentius at 11:02 PM - Fri Oct 27 2017

In order to keep things tidy, please ONLY submit your campaign threads in the LUNA general forum.

If you do not, rest assured, we'll move it for you :)

May the best mann or womann be victorious!

Any chance that they could be moved to the Luna Domains forum? These threads are already cluttering the most reacent threads window...

Anyway it's a fun idea. I wish there was something similar for other servers. A chance to win a count or a duke title would have been fun!

Caspian - 1 year ago
@Rofus:

Posted By Rofus at 1:47 PM - Fri Oct 27 2017

Posted By Serpentius at 11:02 PM - Fri Oct 27 2017

In order to keep things tidy, please ONLY submit your campaign threads in the LUNA general forum.

If you do not, rest assured, we'll move it for you :)

May the best mann or womann be victorious!

Any chance that they could be moved to the Luna Domains forum? These threads are already cluttering the most reacent threads window...

Anyway it's a fun idea. I wish there was something similar for other servers. A chance to win a count or duke title would have been fun!

Great suggestion, Rofus. I've already moved some to Luna Domains and we'll change from directing people to General to Domains.

Jarri - 1 year ago
@Rofus:

Posted By Rofus at 1:47 PM - Fri Oct 27 2017

Posted By Serpentius at 11:02 PM - Fri Oct 27 2017

In order to keep things tidy, please ONLY submit your campaign threads in the LUNA general forum.

If you do not, rest assured, we'll move it for you :)

May the best mann or womann be victorious!

Any chance that they could be moved to the Luna Domains forum? These threads are already cluttering the most reacent threads window...

Yes please.

Stormbreaker - 1 year ago

I still think it should be a raffle and one token gives a number and then there should be a live video draw. I would buy a token if I thought I was in with a chance, as it stands I wont be buying one.

Primus Dedumo - 1 year ago

Starts plotting for the great game...

Xeilian - 1 year ago

Long may Phyllain raign!! Death to the non-believers!

Cleome - 1 year ago

Long live the Free Kingdom!

Dareus - 1 year ago

I love the idea of the Free Kingdom. I hope it ends up being independent of all of the existing kingdoms.

What a great way to solve the missing kingdom problem.

FlariaIcaria - 1 year ago

Good luck to those who are doing this! I can see the members picking up the heat.

Jarri - 1 year ago

This idea seems generous and great from some perspectives but another popularity contest that can be taken advantage of.

Edit: just this version of a popularity contest has a wallet attached to it

I would also like to know what the APAC community thinks of this rolling out on the NA-E server.

Sharielane - 1 year ago
@Jarri:

Posted By DevelopingStories at 05:14 AM - Sat Oct 28 2017

I would also like to know what the APAC community thinks of this rolling out on the NA-E server.

shrugs

Why should Oceanus care for the goings on of Luna? It sounds like it's going to be entertaining to watch. Besides Server Selection and KoE is still months away. Just because Luna is getting this attention now does not mean SBS doesn't have any plans for a similar sort of attention for Oceanus when the time is right for it. Which frankly isn't now while many of our number sits on the fence waiting to ensure themselves that CoE and an Oceanic server are both actually going to eventuate.

Luna however does have the numbers for such a venture right now. Why should they wait to go ahead just because Oceanus does not? I can only speak for myself in this matter but I do not see why I, or anyone else on Oceanus, would begrudge them this opportunity.

mystichaze - 1 year ago

Awesome idea. You guys neve cease to amaze me. :)

Noxidius - 1 year ago

Holy Melonist Empire, anyone?

Aurra Sing - 1 year ago

Great idea!

GoldenKnight - 1 year ago

some fresh LORE baby

Maulvorn - 1 year ago

I am really looking forward to this!

Is there a limit on how many Kingdom Tokens you can buy?

Jarri - 1 year ago
@Maulvorn:

Posted By Maulvorn at 12:07 PM - Fri Oct 27 2017

I am really looking forward to this!

Is there a limit on how many Kingdom Tokens you can buy?

Rule number 5 states: There is no limit to the number of tokens that can be purchased or received

Tigari - 1 year ago

Loyal followers of House Xeilias! Continue to follow Phyllain Xeilias and we shall reclaim what is rightfully ours! We will regain what the Mad King lost!

FASHION - 1 year ago
@Tigari:

The Mad King? It sounds like he's the only sain one. Everyone else has gone mad.