From Sanctuary Shard
- Five races with a broad selection sub-species. Bring in your character from your choice of most medieval fantasy fiction, include ours.
- A vast world map with five kingdoms, 5 capital cities and (eventually) 2-4 towns per kingdom. This map is the primary "world stage" supporting the role-play of royal courts and the movement of NPC and player armies.
- A web-based tool that bring the conflict of kingdoms and noble houses directly into the hands of the players. RPCSS is a role-play conquest simulation system where the player leaders of NPC armies can be direct on the world map. See your armies in game, fight other players, win control of towns and kingdoms.
- A starter island that includes new player hunting plus shop & home rentals. Summer Isle will be the primary "random encounter role-play" location.
At some point in the last 10 years you left your previous life behind. All that you had accomplished, all that you had struggled for, and all that you had lost was understood to only be the beginning of what this journey has forged you for. You are a hero no matter how small or mild you may feel, inside you exists an ancient seed to make changes at the mythic level.
On your journey from your past lives, to this new world, you come to understand that this is the last struggle, the last battle, the mythic age which forms all realities. Here, you will be swept along by the ravages of war and the struggle to make your ideals count. This is no simple story of hearth and home but rather of courage and conviction. In this new world you will take up a banner and lead armed forces in defense of your lands, try your wits at the Royal courts, and gain power to make change.
Two great dragons, one of iron and ice, one of amber and gold, encircle this birth place of beginnings. High in the sky soars Ancalagon the Black, his movements chase back the sun and hold power over the moon and tides. While deep in the earth roils Jormungandr the world serpent, the fluid mass of the land a cauldron of earth and fire. Over and over they summon gods and heroes to via for supremacy. Our heroes are set within the land, to lead noble houses in honor of their chosen gods. Only those gods who are set in effigy upon the Arcanum Crystals that lie within the kingdom capitals will aquire enough influence to effect other realities.
From Mith and Lara
RPCSS is a web-based game tool that simulates the land-based war between kingdoms and other noble houses. RPCSS stands for Role-Play Conquest Simulation System and can be played by the leaders of Sanctuary's guilds to move in-world champ spawn armies, manage a treasury, go to war, make allies and spy on their enemies. This is the current beta version of RPCSS, and is the first version to be integrated into Ultima Online. The alpha edition was play tested on Second Life for six months, and introduced some of the most dynamic and intense conflict role-play Mith and I have ever had the fortune of participating in.
RPCSS allows a completely player-run storyline to be implemented fairly and efficiently without the need for seers, and without the fear of favoritism or cheating. In short, world domination can happen using RPCSS. It will take strategy and the ability to build allies via role-play. But the bar has truly been raised. Read More ..
About RP Conflict
This version of Sanctuary is intended to be a high conflict setting. Players who do not want to participate in political conflict role-play may choose to be residents of Summer Isle and not declare a kingdom (or team) allegiance. A few warnings and restrictions: