On the official authorization of the council of Port Lyconia, we do hereby declare a state of emergency across the Lyconia territories. We have received word and confirmation that the fortress city of Icemark, capital of the Meridian Empire, was besieged by a pillager faction foreign to these lands known only as “The Val’Darim”.
These pillagers are reported to have successfully breached Icemark’s great western wall, crossed the western quarter, and launched an invasion of the city proper before finally being driven back by the combined forces of the Icemark city militia, the Icemark Praetorians, and several well-known adventurers.
Subsequent attacks have been reported in the north and we have received additional reports and requests for aid from many of the villages found across our land.
It is therefore with the greatest solemnity that we do then decree that this faction known as “The Val’Darim” are official enemies of all peoples of Lyconia and her territories and should be opposed with extreme prejudice. We ask that any adventurer who takes up arms against this enemy and successfully defends against an attack or carries out a successful raid against their holdings notify us post-haste. We will see you rewarded as soon as possible.
No quarter. No mercy. This threat must be exterminated like a weed.
(Reply to this post with XYZ coordinates if you clear out any holdings of the Val’Darim and destroy all Illager spawners.)
What is happening?
The Invasion of the Val’Darim pillager faction is officially beginning. This faction will seek to begin constructing various forts across the lands of Lyconia with the intent of attacking NPC villages, player settlements, cities, and empires. Clearing out forts controlled by this faction will be incredibly difficult. Locations attacked and successfully captured by the faction will be occupied and there will be a 25% chance of a razing event to occur which may result in block damage to structures.
What should I know to participate?
This event will be following “FaintingHope’s Simple MC War System”, additional details being available here. We strongly recommend you incorporate your settlement as a city by creating a Town Post on the forum and ally yourself with an existing kingdom or form your own with friends. Settlements that have not been incorporated as cities may not accumulate military forces and may still be attacked by The Val’Darim.
What if I am not online to defend myself?
During the past week, several players on the server have shown the initiative to assist those who were not online themselves. Additionally, if you are offline when the faction attacks, your city WILL AUTOMATICALLY defend itself in your absence while calling adventurers to your aid.
Are there rewards?
The successful defense of a siege will award between 1,000 - 20,000 GC to the city owner who will then be responsible for rewarding any players who assisted in the defense of their city. Additional special prizes will be rewarded based on accumulated War Score.