Lore Update 1
As mentioned in the previous update the topic of today is the lore update part 1 (LUP1). It includes background information about the Romanov, Arkwright, Black Eagle and Europan factions as well as their respective sub factions. Furthermore, it includes information about how each faction sees both itself and the other factions and makes mention of key figures for each faction.
LUP1 currently stands at 27 pages of text with around 12000 words. This document will grow and expand as we release additional information. Click HERE to access LUP1 directly and click HERE to download backer design templates for your tier(s). The lore document is also accessible from the backer design templates page.
If you are a regular backer we hope you will enjoy reading more about the backstory and lore. If you also pledged for design tiers then we encourage you to use this lore update to improve your backer design.
Lore update part 2 (LUP2) will include background information about the Osmani, Rebels, Pirates and a few other factions. It will include a revised and expanded timeline which covers major events in Mandate history. It should help put things in perspective. LUP2 is scheduled for a late May release.
When LUP2 comes out we will simultaneously send emails to all backers who pledged for design tiers to remind you to start sharpening your virtual pencils.
A few notes about the lore updates:
- The writing style and vocabulary used may sometimes seem a bit unfamiliar or even obscure. It may even motivate you to dig out your favourite dictionary or at the very least google a few words online. This is intentional and by design
- Naturally we did not have a lot of time to flesh out the universe before and right after the Kickstarter campaign. As we added sub factions and discussed the role of each major faction it made sense to do certain adjustments. Therefore there are some major changes compared to information we have released previously
- Whenever there is a conflict between the lore updates and any previously released information then you can assume that the lore updates contain the most current and correct information. For example some of the articles on the official website are out of date
- We plan to maintain the lore update document going forward and it will contain both a version number and a changelog (in case we add data or do tweaks/typo fixes)
Also, as announced earlier, with the launch of this update we will disable the ability to purchase backer designs. We will give a few days for anybody who came late to the party or who got motivated after reading LUP1.
The final deadline for purchasing backer designs will be 5th of May at 11.59 PM GMT (6.59 PM EST, 3.59 PM PST).
We will keep the option to pre-order game copies at the $20, $30, $40, $50 and $75 tiers open until LUP2 has been released but eventually both our BackerKit pre-order store and our PayPal store will be deactivated. If you have friends who have been sitting on the fence, you should poke them soon.
Your friends at Perihelion Interactive