Dovahkiin’s King Speaks out…

Today at the stroke of midday, King strider made a faction announcement at Winterholds City Hall.

King: “Due to the high amount of threats we have come into contact with recently, I have decided to take certain measures to enforce that Dovahkiin can stand up against her enemies. Starting today, we are strongly enforcing measures to make sure that our faction can be once again mighty!”

**What does this mean?**

From now on, all new recruits must have the following to become a faction member:
– 100 Unarmed Skill
-100 Skill in any of the following:
-Axes
-Swords
-Bow

This rule will be enforced greatly as it will help players to train and realize how important it is to be able to defend yourself. Every new member MUST have these skills to become a full member of Dovahkiin.

Member Recruitment

Hello all.
Just a quick note to say that Dovahkiin is in need of new Loyal members! We want people who are going to stay in Dovahkiin and be loyal to the faction. If you know anyone; friend or not, who is after a faction, please speak to King strider or any faction officer. We will then review them and try and find a bit more about them before recruiting them.

Thank you for your time
~operationguard

Archery Grandmaster & Other Skill News

Wolfoftao has proudly claimed the first Grandmaster title for a PVP skill!
Wolfoftao achieved level 1000 in the Archery skill, he has been training hard and the results are well worth it. This hard work and determination displayed by Wolfoftao should be inspiration for all PVP Grandmaster aspirants, it is what is required to achieve Grandmastery. With level 1000 Archery Wolfoftao is a formidable opponent in battle, anyone seeking tips or training in this skill should seek out Wolfoftao, I’m sure he has plenty of knowledge to offer! Though Wolfoftao is not stopping there, he is still hard at work training his other skills, his swords is at level 523, axes at level 600, and unarmed at level 601. Very impressive work, be sure to congratulate Wolfoftao when you see him!

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In other news:

King Strider6106 achieves his second Grandmaster title in Repair!
Through repairing his broken training armour and weapons he has slowly progressed to level 1000 and has finaly reached Grandmastery!

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Many members are also progressing well in their PVP skills! Here is a list of those who are working hard and achieving good results:
Blacksheep65 with level 302  unarmed.
Operationguard with level 386 axes.
Riley9881 with level 417 unarmed.
Epicgamer553 with level 564 axes.
Puats with 276 axes.
Jawnson with 322 axes and 217 swords, good work!
_Wheatley_ with 369 axes and 227 unarmed, nice!
There are also a few others who are getting close to an impressive level, keep working at it everyone!

Gandalf_the_Gr8 promoted to ‘Head Guard’, and other news

Head Guard Promotion
Gandalf_The_Gr8 is a relatively member to Dovahkiin and in a short space of time has improved and achieved lots. I must first point out a few qualities in Gandalf that I noticed and value very highly: when Gandalf asked about the role I told him the requirements, he did not question them or try and find a way around them, he just got straight to work and in less than 2 days he met the requirements. Gandalf was respectful, efficient, obedient and honest and these qualities are what have set him aside from other members at his level in Dovahkiin.

It is now my pleasure to promote Gandalf_The_Gr8 to the position of Head_Guard in Dovahkiin!
His position entitles him to the in-game title of “Head_Guard”; the raiment of the “Head_Guard”(Armour Set); entitlement to a grant of up to 100 silver per-project for funding needed for the ‘Guards’ department; command of the NorthWest Tower and it’s adjoining building; a ‘Guards Command Center’ will also be constructed in Winterhold and Gandalf will take command of the Center.

Anyone who wishes to join the ‘Dovahkiin Guard’ please contact Gandalf, he will be looking for good recruits to aid in the protection of Dovahkiin.

Gandalf is a perfect example of what all Dovahkiin members should strive to act like, the values that he displayed are highly valued and will benefit him greatly in Dovahkiin and in the world of Aloria. Gandalf is not the only one to possess such qualities, there are many other members of Dovahkiin who display the same qualities and these members are highly respected and should be seen as role models for newer members of the faction.

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Return of Epicgamer553 Epicgamer553 is an old member of Dovahkiin and he went on a long journey though Aloria a while ago training his skills, he has now returned and is continuing training and has hopes to raise an elite fighting force in Dovahkiin. If you think you have what it takes to fight along side Epicgamer please contact him. Members if his Elite Fighting Force will be given residency in the new Fort being constructed outside Winterhold, the Fort is a very high quality Facility and has a great location.
Batman needs Vampire Hunters! If you are a skilled vampire hunter please contact Batmanfive, he is in need of warriors to help him in his efforts against the Vampires. Volunteers will be given a room in the Barracks!
Try not to die… Currently Dovahkiin does not have enough power to claim land, check ” /f p ” to see how much power you have. Try to get your power up as much as possible so we can claim our new cities.
Return of OperationGuard… This will be announced later.

 

WARFARE : Reasons we are hesitant to include ourselves in wars.

Note: This is my viewpoint on the situation and may not be shared by the other officers, the General or the King.

At the current time I have been asked multiple times if we are a peaceful faction and/or if we raid. To put it simply, we aren’t as well prepared as we use to be a year ago. A year ago our faction was quite good at fighting. We were largely a non-premium faction (as we still are) but minecraft’s combat system has changed since then. Enchantments weren’t a thought and armour worked differently*. Few had high mcmmo skills and fewer had Grandmastery** of any combat skills. The combative difference between premiums and non-premiums was slim for most, now it means almost everything.

As for now, I will not take anyone under Novice** in a melee skill on a raid nor will I sanction one. The consequences of raiding a faction for satisfaction of the moment are outweighed by the repercussions of said action. While we may have fun at the time, it’s likely they will come to raid us and then we will get complaints about it which is more challenging to deal with. People will complain of the items they lost and their armour that was destroyed and will demand compensation. The way to remedy this is to train. Train your skills like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve been training my skills for about two or three weeks now, about 3-4 hours a day, and have gotten my swords and axes to 500 and my unarmed and archery to 600. I know most have jobs or school among other things that limit the amount of time you can play but when I see most of you, you spend no time training at all (Note: I do know some have other things they are working on while they are on and are therefor excluded from this). Some do train but when you hit 50-100 in a skill you immediately want to raid and test your new abilities. That will almost always get you killed, I’ve been there so I know firsthand.

Now to address the difference between premiums and non-premiums. While I understand that some of the younger players haven’t a credit card to buy premium with, others just don’t want to pay for one reason or another. I see no problem with either just know that without a high skill-set (around the Journeyman or Experienced ranks at the very least**) you will, in most cases, never win against a premium. If a premium has god armour and Grandmastery of a combat skill it is unlikely even three to four non-premiums could kill the premium. That’s just how it is unfortunately and I hope they fix this as I would love to have all of my friends beside me as I fight without watching them be murdered with one or two hits from an axe. Again, this can be remedied slightly if you have iron-god armour but iron just doesn’t have the durability diamond does.

To conclude, we don’t involve ourselves in raids/wars because our citizens aren’t trained enough to handle them yet. I hope everyone can understand this as it can only change if you train. With that, I hope to see you on the field. -Wolf

* Armour would protect you less the more it was damaged. This meant a person in a damaged set of diamond armour could be killed  as easily as someone in iron if not easier.

** We have a ranking system for skills with Upcoming being the lowest (0) and Grandmaster being the highest (1000). The list of ranks is provided here as well as on the Archery Masters tab in Army Divisions. It was drawn up by strider6106 (our King) and shows what level is needed to be considered each rank.Image

WAR ON VAMPIRES :General Marek’s Announcement

Outside the Winterhold barracks, a clambering crowd is waiting noisily. The snowstorm has already formed a white blanket around them, and is showing no signs of slowing. Despite this, the growing crowd seem undeterred. All of a sudden, the doors of the barracks swing open, and a great hush falls upon the crowd. Stood in front of them is a blond man; he is wearing a thin blue waistcoat and has a glowing sword swinging at his belt. The man seems unfazed by the extreme weather conditions that he is surrounded by and instead looks directly and confidently at the gathering. This man is General Marek Dredros, leader of Dovahkiin’s army and an experienced Vampire slayer. He clears his throat and begins to speak…

“Citizens of Winterhold! It has come to our attention that the waves of demonic activity in Regalia and across the other continents of Aloria are likely to have been endorsed and encouraged by the unearthly scum known as Vampires. It is important to understand that these beings are responsible for mass deaths throughout our lands. They split apart our families and feed on our children. They must be stopped. It is for those reasons, and for many others too horrendous to mention, that the mighty people of Dovahkiin have chosen to act! We, at the request of our mighty King Strider, hereby declare Vampires to be outlawed in all our towns and cities! Any Vampires caught on our property will be arrested and given a simple choice: Cure or Kill. I will personally lead this movement, and any true citizen who wishes to aid us can contact one of my representatives. It is vital to note that this is not a declaration of war against any faction or empire, and that we are simply outlawing Vampires in our territory. I thank you all for your support in these troubling times for this world, and would implore you to inform the fine soldiers of our army of any Vampires that you may be aware of!”

The General gives a brief bow, then pivots on one foot and strides back into the barracks. Great applause is given for this new movement and as the crowd disperse, the great steel doors of the Winterhold Barracks swing shut, sealing the great building from the harsh mountain winds…