A Sonnet of Invocation to the Once and Future King

A Sonnet of Invocation to the Once and Future King

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A Sonnet of Invocation to the Once and Future King

by Sempiternam
Reposted from Life Is Feudal Forums

O Muse of Glory, sing thou of Manus,
Sun tanned and magnificent, who once strode
Girt in splendour ‘cross’d the ‘net. He won us
Triumph; to him our legacy is owed,

Driving that colossal Hyperion
To topple clanstones, men, and fortresses
-Nor are these conquests Fame’s sole criterion,
For just his mere glance felled panties and dresses.

O that brightest Sol might stretch his gold bow
And loose his shaft to crack the vault of hea’n
One last time, and send a ray to bestow
Upon the brow of Manus, so that then

His countenance might look on us once more,
And we might know him as he was before:

By the Grace of God,
His Royal Majesty, King of Hyperion, Duke of Wessex, Count of Elba, Baron of Yew, Lord of Long March, Grandmaster of the Solar Legion…

Oh lord, where have you been these many years?

Source: Hyperion

Source: Brando’s Personal Feed

Kingdom of Hyperion Hosts a New RP Experience for LiF: YO

Kingdom of Hyperion Hosts a New RP Experience for LiF: YO

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Kingdom of Hyperion Hosts a New RP Experience for LiF: YO

There are a lot of Roleplaying communities out among the myriad of MMOs these days, so results may vary when selecting one to join.  The Kingdom of Hyperion has always adopted a practical roleplay approach to the question of, “what’s the best balance to strike?” when it comes to encouraging RP interaction in open PvP games.  Now they’re taking that approach and bending it to flex to the mechanics of Life is Feudal: Your Own on a custom map called Riverside.  The fresh ideas of curated Roleplay mesh perfectly with the new landscape that the custom map provides.  Thanks to TerraTool that was built by Nyuton (Open TerraTool in a New Window) players can now load new maps and tweak the original one using a relatively straight forward process.

The server is called [US] LifeIsRoleplay.com | Riverside Map | RP PvP Events and can be found through the in-game server list.

Step into the Kingdom of Hyperion

So what is “curated roleplay?”  Essentially, it is the answer to the frustration felt by gamers who want to play on an RP server, but don’t want a laundry list of rules to have to follow.  Often times admins of other servers approach typical griefing and ganking scenarios with the best of intentions, but come out the other side with a quagmire of rules and procedures to accomplish even the simplest of PvP skirmishes.  Hyperion is looking to turn that problem set on its head and offer a slimmer set of rules that don’t require a criminal investigation the likes of which NCIS wouldn’t even touch to prove or disprove who didn’t follow the codified laws of the RP server.  Instead, through the presence of the different groups of Hyperion on the server, the players police themselves.  The political climate of the map ensure that groups look out for others and that PvP is encouraged and in fact, driven by the interaction with the Kingdom which provides the stage and the backdrop for conflict.

Hyperion patrols are meant to engage new groups coming to the server acting as emissaries on behalf of the crown.  The Kingdom has been given guidance to act as a non-belligerent entity in the affairs of those outside the borders of the crownlands.  Instead of picking all the fights, the Kingdom will work to quell conflict between those living on the frontier.  GMs will still be present to deal with glitches and bugs as well as exploiters, but interaction between groups is outside of their realm.

Organic Conflict is Best Conflict

With each of the principal shires of Hyperion being mostly settled in their structures and rosters, they are in a unique position to act as the third party to many of the conflicts that will arise on the server.  Groups who come in to construct peaceful settlements will be able to trade with the other shires and participate in trade markets.  Those who are more aggressive will be able to engage Hyperion patrols, ambush VIP convoys and trade missions out to the other settlements.  Overtly aggressive groups will find themselves at odds with Hyperion and can find the PvP that they desire as both sides are given the opportunity to prepare for the MMO organically rather than through scripted events and battles.

Slim Rules for Slim Administration; Let Them Play!

The rules are pretty straight forward and restricts most PvP to the wilderness between claims, but does give the ability for groups to pursue PvP consensual on claim.  Judgement is coming soon once the population rises, but for now the goal is to encourage wilderness PvP without the need to give warning or lose the element of surprise.  PvPers may bombard a claim or any point on the map with ranged weapons so there is still an aspect of danger, but if a claim is built up properly then players will be able to weather the raid unless they feel inclined to allow the assailants to enter their claim and PvP as they wish.

  1. No Judgement Hour on the server (subject to change soon); No PvP initiated on claims unless the owning guild consents, but PvP does not require contact or consent off claims.  Ranged and siege weapons may be fired into claims at any time.
  2. No claim camping.  If a cease fire is declared by the claim owning group, consensual PvP ends and attackers must clear off the claim.
  3. No PvP in the starter city including ranged and siege weapons fired into the claim area.

The only spot where No PvP at all is enforced is in the starter city, which serves as the Capitol for the Kingdom of Hyperion.  The expectation in the Kingdom is that travel will be safe unless raiders are able to break through the Kingdom’s borders and roam freely, unfettered by the soldiers of Hyperion.

To Sum it All Up

Overall, the server rules are an answer to gapping the distance between RP and PvP to maintain the element of danger, but to encourage interaction and immersion beyond just griefing and ganking.  The rules are subject to change and most likely will at some point, but for now we’re looking to push out a focus on the interaction between groups to enhance the game and develop more depth.


In order to join, search for [US] LifeIsRoleplay.com | Riverside Map | RP PvP Events on the server list.

Our website also has rules and a live map to give you a feel for the layout of the server that can be found at http://www.LifeisRoleplay.com.

Source: Hyperion

Source: Brando’s Personal Feed

Duchy of Wessex – Structure Information (part 4)

Duchy of Wessex – Structure Information (part 4)

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Duchy of Wessex – Structure Information (part 4)

YEOMAN  
Yeomen are the officers of the ducal court that perform the administrative and other day-to-day tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the shire. The cabinet officers direct and oversee their activities.

Any full member may take the yeoman examination to qualify. Members of the gentry may serve as an officer of the court, although they are more likely to be cabinet officers.   There are five types of yeoman in Wessex:

Heralds
Pursuivants
Clerks
Reeves
Quartermasters

Appointments are made subject to need and dismissals can be made on account of unannounced inactivity of more than a week in which case the yeoman will return to pauper status.

HERALDS  are responsible for the design of coat-of-arms, forum signatures, new member orientation, recruitment, assisting members on matters of ceremony and the recording of acts of valour by our soldiers. They are directed by the Master of Heralds as head of the College of Arms. In the absence of the Master of Heralds in a county one can be designated as Herald Emcee, a role which is limited to that county.

PURSUIVANTS are heralds in training and must be sponsored by a herald. To become a full herald a member must pass the yeoman exam. It is acceptable for a pursuivant that is purely interested  in  art and design work to not take the exam and remain in his current position indefinitely.

CLERKS perform clerical duties such as keeping member and other lists, reviewing trial membership applications and forum title administration. Both the Chancellor and Chamberlain direct the clerks of the Ducal Chancery. The clerk position is mostly a forum administration role and not county specific.

REEVES  work in the Ducal Treasury and collect taxes and carry out commercial activities on behalf of the Treasurer, bailiff or high-reeve. A reeve’s position is usually county specific.

QUARTERMASTERS are yeoman within the military and appointed by the leader of each military branch to administer to that branch. As yeoman they must pass the Yeomans Exam.

A HIGH-REEVE can be appointed by a Bailiff to be responsible for any and all of the following: county’s treasury, mediate disputes, enact assizes against members violating the Common Law, carry out sentences or act as the principal forum moderator for that county.  The high-reeve position is usually county specific and very rarely appointed.

Source: Hyperion

Source: Brando’s Personal Feed

Kingdom of Hyperion Assemblies Agenda for 02 Apr 2017

Kingdom of Hyperion Assemblies Agenda for 02 Apr 2017

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Kingdom of Hyperion Assemblies Agenda for 02 Apr 2017

Included here is the agenda for the assemblies of the populace of the Kingdom of Hyperion taking place on our Discord server at discord.kingdomofhyperion.com at 2 PM Pacific / 3 PM Mountain / 4 PM Central / 5 PM Eastern Standard Time on Sundays.

Agenda of Assemblies

Introduction

Popular Assembly

  • Latest LiF Updates and Beta Watch
  • Judgement Hour on LiF:YO Server
  • Petitions from the Populace
  • Popular Committee on Common Law

House of Commons

  • Common Law Review
  • Petitions from the Commons

House of Lords

  • Executive Session

Source: Hyperion

Source: Brando’s Personal Feed

Article-ception! An Article About Writing Articles

Article-ception! An Article About Writing Articles

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Article-ception! An Article About Writing Articles

One of the best ways to generate content and extend the exposure of the Kingdom is to author content and the main mechanic for doing so take the form of articles.  Guild structure, history, lore, RP stories, game news and updates, and multimedia from the game are all perfect topics to help push content to draw viewers in to visit the website and explore all that we have to offer.

We have installed and activated several plugins that make sharing that content and spreading it throughout social media and within the website itself a breeze.  Much of what we post as articles will be spread throughout the website, Facebook and Discord automatically.  The Silver Sun Republic has also set up automated sharing plugins that will pull from the website when articles are categorized for Kingdom of Hyperion.

In order to ensure the content lands in the right spot, it needs to be categorized correctly.  Hyperion currently hosts several categories, some that are specific to each of our member guilds, a category for guides, one for events and yet another for Life is Roleplay, which is the LiF:YO server that we operate.

Additionally, adding tags to the post help with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and allow viewers to find similar articles that might interest them.  The website also hosts an automated sharing plugin that will pull each of the posts to Facebook allowing for more exposure on social media.  Couple that with the Discord bot that automatically posts articles in a channel on the Discord Server and we’ve got ourselves a baseline sharing network that pulls viewers into our main site.  From there, each member guild can advertise themselves and market what makes them unique to potential recruits leading to players finding the right home to join up with and begin their time within the Kingdom.

Anyone who wants to contribute content can submit a writing sample to Brando and you can begin posting articles once an account has been created for you on the site.  It’s a great way to promote the Kingdom, your guild and of course, yourself.

So, remember, when posting make sure you choose the right category, add some tags, throw in a featured image and get that post published.  All of these additional features can found on the right hand side of the Post page making it easy to follow from the top to the bottom setting up the post to be the most effective it can be.

Source: Hyperion

Source: Brando’s Personal Feed

Are You Using Your LiF App?

Minigames are out now thanks to the Life is Feudal App that can be downloaded via the Apple and Google Play stores. What does the app do for me? Well, first off it lets you track on the status of the servers from your phone, which is great for those of us who have busy schedules between ‘significant other’ aggro and planning out our evenings. Perhaps even more importantly, it features the minigames that are now present in the MMO.


You can even invite guests using a ‘guest link’ so your unsuspecting friends and family can enjoy mindless hours of fun and benefit your game time in Life is Feudal. Think of it as bringing your family closer together through slav … I mean semi-voluntary labor. You can opt to use results from the minigames to replace your standard timer resulting in faster completion of various tasks. As of right now the minigames will enable the use of result pools for Logging, Mining, Herb Gathering, Materials Prep, Bowyering and Smithing.

While the minigames aren’t amazing, they do help pass the time and will contribute to your results in the game when you finally find time to log in. With the slowing of the skill gain in the MMO compared to what most people are used to in Your Own, anything will help especially if you can do while you’re not logged in an actively playing.

Bottom line, make sure you grab the app and start building up your result pools for when it truly counts!

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For the main post from the devs, you can find the link HERE.

Calling for Reinforcements!

Written by Hannibal Amerys

Good Evening fellow Republic Citizens,

It is, I, Hannibal, Ranger of the Garrison; I send this raven for hope of reinforcements to the {US} Feudal Realms server.  It is a land with lots of resources, and population, but currently it is in state of chaos and war, which is why I decided to follow The Church Of Soldeus into this land, these people need soldeus and order into their hearts; meaningless barbarism and violence has plagued this land for ages. The Church has established a monastery for any who seek soldeus to come into their hearts, and it has worked, many have come in pilgrimage to the monastery.

But there are also the northmen who seek to drive us off the land, they hate soldeus and believe in a god called the “Cookie Monster” another name for Umbra.  It is for this reason I call upon any SSR reinforcements to join us, and to establish a SSR Colony not far from the Monastery.

long ago there were a band of foresters who lived in this area, because of them the trees are of high quality and good for building. the distance from the monastery is a minute walk.

We have successfully defended ourselves from raiders & bandits several times, but I fear the raiders plan a great siege next week, which is why we need reinforcements from Hyperion.

Citizens who are looking for opportunity, this is your chance; there is plenty of land to farm, ample work and lots of populace to convert.  ((Let me know if interested, in discord, PM Hannibal Amerys))

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This is a very good opportunity to practice teamwork, PvP, and cooperation with those from our Kingdom.  The skill cap will not be 400 like the MMO but we can still get a lot of experience from this server.  Good luck and good night fellow members of the Republic.

Life is Feudal: Your Own Server Arrangement

With the MMO looming on the horizon there are still several objectives and goals that the SSR has to achieve and we’re using our LiF:YO servers to sort it all out.  We have determined our build order for facilities as well as skill tree progression and what is needed to maximize our efficiency.  Since we have determined the core elements of our game plan the next step is to push PvP readiness and fleshing out combat mechanics.

As a result we’re opening up the Hyperion MMO Prep server and boosting the skill gain total to 30x.  The purpose of Hyperion server will be to encourage PvP while the SSR MMO Prep server remains focused on skill and building progression.  The skill totals will remain at 400 to reflect the MMO settings.  An audit of skill and stat totals will help ensure fairness between all the participants of the servers.

Both servers can be located by looking for LifeisRoleplay.com followed by Hyperion PvP Prep for the skill gain boosted server and the SSR MMO Prep for the reduced skill gain to simulate the MMO’s progression rate.

Coming Soon: Branch Pages

Coming up shortly we’ll be rolling out pages with information specific to each branch.  As forums start to become a thing of the past we’re working to take advantage of ways to present you with the latest news and information about the Republic.  EVE Online and Life is Feudal will be our starting branch pages to serve up guides, news and info about what we’re doing in each of those games.  Look for other content including lore and history articles as well as Op Ed pieces about the games we’re playing and the state of the gaming industry.  Our whole effort is centered around you, our members, so if you’re interested in contributing, please step up and help out!

New Front Page and WordPress plus Discord Integration

Greetings!

Great news for the Republic and all her citizens with the install of the new WordPress Install and Discord Integration.  From now on any new posts on our website and our Steam community will be automatically pushed to Discord.  We can control several feed sources for Discord to include the forums, Facebook and Twitch.  We will be integrating this new streamlined content management system across several platforms making Discord and our website the primary starting points to which everyone can access content about the Republic and the Kingdom of Hyperion.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be pulling everything together to create one continuous stream of information and content to help keep everyone informed and help spread the good news about what the Republic and her citizens are accomplishing!

In Service to the Republic,

Bernardo dei Medici

Doge of the Republic