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