Domain & Settlement Selection has started

Hail and well met, Elyrians!

Today we begin one of the most important pre-launch events of our game. Today is when those who have pledged to be responsible for the lands of Elyria can, at last, begin to claim their corner of the map. These hopeful Elyrians have spent countless hours planning. To what liege do they swear fealty? To whom do they invite into their borders as vassals? What tribe do they wish, and their citizens, wish to play? What industry do they hope to develop? And, maybe most importantly, what the heck are they going to name everything?!

As you have already likely seen, Caspian made an update yesterday that detailed some of the technical hurdles we've had in preparing for this event. But even though the D&SS webpage is not yet ready to launch, the event is not being delayed. This first week of the event, when the Kings and Queens of Elyria are choosing their sovereign lands, we will be providing the necessary map information they need to make their decision as a kind of dossier or infographic instead. We've already discussed the process with our 20 monarchs, and they are on board to choose this way.

Our aim is to get the map ready in time for the Dukes and Duchesses to take advantage of it during week 2 of the event. While one less week to browse and plan using the interactive map is universally less preferred than having it, we still want to provide as much information as we can for our royals, courtiers, and mayors. That is why we will be sharing the monarch's selections in the following posts, along with the information sheets they used to make their choices. The first dramatic reveal of the event is the pick order of the monarchs on each server, which will be a surprise to many!

Angelica (NA-W) Kingdom Selection Post

  1. Aranor
  2. Ashland
  3. Valyria
  4. Riftwood
  5. Blackheart
  6. Tyria

Luna (NA-E) Kingdom Selection Post

  1. Vornair
  2. Boardweall
  3. Kairos
  4. Alésia
  5. Fortuna

Selene (EU) Kingdom Selection Post

  1. Demalion
  2. Al'Khezam
  3. Arkadia
  4. Tryggr
  5. Nirath

Oceanus (OCE) Kingdom Selection Post

  1. Lor Voskara
  2. Tylsia
  3. Aequitas
  4. Caprakan

By the end of week 1, all the monarchs will have selected their kingdoms and duchies, so the Dukes and Duchesses coming into week 2 will be primed and ready to go. We expect those posts to see some action during the course of week 1, as well as spin-off discussions in the respective server forums and in Discord. If you had intended to grab some popcorn and watch the map during week 1, you'll want to watch these posts instead!

You will be receiving a PM on your CoE account with your admission time later today, so keep your eyes peeled so you can set your alarm appropriately!

Expect another announcement post when the Domain & Settlement Selection webpage is launched for Week 2, which will include the link. If you need a refresher on the rest of the event, read the initial announcement post or head to our official Discord server and enter the #domain-and-settlement-selection channel.

Pledged to Your Continued Adventures in Life, Both Actual and Fantasy,


4/29/2019 7:18:32 PM #1

Will the inforgraphic also be available to to lower tiers as well ? wondering which might be best at viewing large amounts of information quickly, and if we see or hear of the interface perhaps it would be more familiar then the map initially till the dukes get a chance to see the map.

4/29/2019 9:20:56 PM #2

Merry DSSmas everyone!

4/29/2019 9:47:45 PM #3

Here we go!

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4/29/2019 9:53:23 PM #4

Such a big step! I can't wait to see the map. <3

4/29/2019 9:54:56 PM #5

Sbs, please test the website properly so it works correctly when DSS starts for the others!

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4/29/2019 11:09:12 PM #6

The game has now begun! Chronicles of Elyria is no longer a dream. Lets go!!!

4/29/2019 11:38:23 PM #7

"grabs another hand full of popcorn"

4/29/2019 11:45:05 PM #8

I feel so Game of Thronsey right now... As a Vornarian, I feel pretty confident of where we'll wind up on Luna, but once we get to the Counts, things'll get really intriguing.

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4/30/2019 12:31:43 AM #9

I'm loving this...

4/30/2019 10:43:39 AM #10


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"A dragon...knows how to wait."

4/30/2019 11:36:13 AM #11

Begins popping the cauldron of popcorn... prepping the Skittles as well...

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4/30/2019 12:06:53 PM #12

''To whom do they invite into their borders as vassals'' :thinking:

4/30/2019 7:43:26 PM #13

How much time do we have to pick when our admission time begins until it (presumably) automatically chooses for us?

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4/30/2019 8:29:46 PM #14

Posted By Valaar at 12:43 PM - Tue Apr 30 2019

How much time do we have to pick when our admission time begins until it (presumably) automatically chooses for us?

It won't automatically choose for you. So make sure you choose sometime between your start time and Exposition.

5/1/2019 9:08:04 PM #15

When is governed selection time am I under counts or mayors?