As we had talked about in the minichat and in game, Fire Opal armor has been turned off server wide. All other opal armor, weapons, and tools are still available. With this change, we can now have our PvP section on the main map. The area can be seen in the south-west portion of the Dynmap, right up against the southern border.
There was once a small kingdom called Tir Brenin. It was a fairly stable kingdom until 50 years ago, when the young king was suddenly stricken with an illness which took his life without an apparent heir. The nobles fought for years, leading to their own downfall. The Tir Brenin castle now sits empty, ransacked of all its treasures, and so it shall remain until a true king claims it. The area of Tir Brenin is now split into 9 main regions. The center area is still known as Tir Brenin while the others go by their old country names. Tir Brenin is neutral territory until someone worthy is able to claim it. To claim one of the other regions, a party leader needs only to state that they want to take it over. Once an area has been claimed, that party cannot directly claim any additional territories.
The regions are named:
To take over additional regions, the leader of a party needs to state that they are invading that region. If the following conditions are met, the invasion will proceed: The leader of both parties involved must be online, an additional member of each party must also be online, and a senior staff member needs to be online to oversee the invasion. If the conditions are met, the ability to build within the region will be turned on, and the parties will fight until one of two events take place: 1) all participating members of a party have died in combat at least once, 2) the leader of a party is beheaded (playerheads plugin). If the invading party wins, they will gain control of the invaded region. Members of the other party will be allowed to move their pets and items out. If the defending party wins, then there is no change, but the losing side has lost items and made a new enemy.
A leader of a party that owns one region can have a nickname adding Baron/Baroness to their name. If they have two regions under their control, they can be known as a Count/Countess/Earl (depending on preference). If they control 3 regions they will be known as Duke/Duchess, and all party members can have the title Knight. If a party controls 5 regions, the leader will known as Archduke/Archduchess/Grand-Duke/Grand-Duchess (again, preference). Finally, when a party controls 6 regions, they can claim the central region and be declared King/Queen. Other parties can still invade the other regions, but the central region will only change hands when a new party has taken over 6 regions.
Once a king has been named, a portal to the much harder version of the End will be opened up. We will work out the details of the reward for beating it in the future when the time comes.