Territ and the Vanarchy

In just two short days, on Friday the 18th of May, the first cycle of TERA's political system begins. That means guilds across the server will soon be vying for power in each of the provinces throughout the world. For more information on exactly what a Vanarch is and what they can do, check out En Masse Entertainment's Political System Guide.

So what are your plans?

Many of you have been asking what Territ plans to do, and after much deliberation, we can finally tell you. The main Territ guild will not be running for Vanarch, nor will our overflow/alt guild, Subterrit. Instead, the Territ Enhancement Suite folks (our Hardcore PvP guild) will run, with Territ and Subterrit to support them. TES is better suited to run a province, as they are all level 60 and willing to put in the necessary time. However, TES lacks one thing: numbers. There are only a handful of members in TES, while Territ and Subterrit together have well over 500. We can use this to our advantage to help put TES in office and make sure they have the resources necessary to govern properly.

What can we do to help?

You can start by praising the Territ Enhancement Suite guild every day on all of your level 10 or higher characters. If you have never done this before it is as simple as opening the menu (hit Esc while in-game) and going to the Social Menu and clicking on "Guilds On Server". From this menu, search for Territ Enhancement Suite and then click the "Praise" button next to their guild. Praise is like upvoting, but with the added bonus that TES can cash in on our upvotes if they end up in office. Praise will directly translate to something called "Policy Points" (Again, see the Political System Guide) that Vanarchs will need for things like enabling the various NPCs such as brokers and trainers throughout the province. Remember, voting for Territ or Subterrit won't help us, as neither of those guilds are running in the election. Make sure your vote goes to the Territ Enhancement Suite guild instead.

What province are we running for?

Registration begins on Friday, so we want to hear from you on this as soon as possible. You can either get in contact with the guild leaders (Sekhmet, Elbrar, and Sylley) in-game, or you can leave a comment on reddit. Our current top five is such:

  • Ostagarth (Fane of Kaprima, Castanica area, Cutthroat Harbor area)
  • Lorcada (Ebon Tower, Kalseik)
  • Veritas District (Bastion, Balder's Temple)
  • Val Kaeli (Valsekyr Hunt)
  • Helkan District (Shariar)

These are all primarily high level zones, with the exception of Ostagarth that spans a whole range of levels starting from around 30 and going all the way to 60. High level zones will be well populated and will continue to grow as more people reach the level cap. Members will be spending a lot of time in these zones, and it is beneficial for us to have control over one of them. A lot of cash also changes hands in these areas, giving us the potential to help fund the guild even with very low tax rates. Also considered would be a low level zone like Arcadia, which would allow us to offer our newer, low level members some additional protection once they get off the Island of Dawn and into Lumbertown. We want to hear your thoughts on the matter, so please let us know!

What about our other two votes? Couldn't Territ and Subterrit run also?

While three votes and three guilds does sound like a nice idea, we don't have the resources to mange three provinces. It costs a large amount of Policy Points just to keep NPC vendors operating during reign, and it will be hard enough to generate them for one province, nevermind three. In addition to that, Sylley and the TES people have forged an alliance with the Yakuza guild, and are in deliberations with Sinister Swarm as well.

So who do we vote for?

When the voting phase comes up in just over a week, each of you will get three votes. We would ask that one of your votes goes to Sylley, the Guild Leader of Territ Enhancement Suite, and another goes to Aoishi, the Guild Leader of Yakuza. Depending how talks go with Sinister Swarm, we may also ask you give your third vote to them. We'll make sure to keep you updated.

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