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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, June 20 2019 9:37 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 Once every five years the Emperor and his nobles throw a feast to celebrate the conclusion of their week long council meeting in which they toiled to determine many key aspects of the rule and foreign policy of the provinces of their far flung, stitched together realm. Here you will hear the massive imperial kitchens at work, servants shuffling back and forth, the highest nobility enjoying the fruits of their hard work with just a little too much to drink. Two massive fire places keep the room aglow. And last, but not least, a talented harpist infuses the room with an ethereal sense of warmth. 

"Feast of the Emperor" is the latest in Darkraven Games' expansion of "Vivat Imperium" -- the world's biggest project to bring audio for your adventures in large fantasy cities to life! Look no further! Following on the successful heels of "Inn of the Green Dragon 1" and "Inn of the Green Dragon 2", "Feast of the Emperor" is the ultimate audio with specially commissioned harp music played on medieval and Celtic harps to bring all of your large noble feasts to life in your role playing adventures. 

GOLD COLLECTOR'S EDITION BACKER LEVEL - $39 ($34 Early Bird)

Shipping: FREE to USA - add just $7 to rest of the world - this additional charge will be added to your purchase based on your address.

With the Gold Edition of "Feast of the Emperor", you get a physical product with items 1-6 below shipped to your doorstep on a USB stick in a DVD case:

1)  A 45 minute seamless super-loop of "Feast of the Emperor" (instead of just 30 minutes for the Silver Edition) with 3 bonus harp songs (for 11 total) to reduce repetition. Listen to a sample of what you will get in the project video above! 

2) an alternate 45 minute track during the feast featuring rain

3) an alternate 45 minute track during the feast featuring the heavy winds of a winter storm to really allow you to set the mood as your adventures require 

4) PLUS one alternate 45 minute track which features just the harp and a fireplace (with someone occasionally working it) on a windy evening without people eating or laughing in the background. Just so you can put it on and transport yourself to a cottage in a frozen Scottish glen as needed to get away from it all. Just like the others, this is one long track so there is no interruption between the songs to break the immersion. I am loving it ALREADY!

5) A FREE copy of our original Cthulhu I audio, which sold over $20,000 of product with more than 1500 customers! MSRP: $19!

6) A complimentary copy of our Darkraven sampler, with 8 tracks and over 90 minutes of audio to bring your table top adventures to life!

SILVER BACKER LEVEL - $19 ($17 Early Bird)

At this backer level, you get our standard, awesome, basic edition of "Feast of the Emperor" -- delivered to you by digital download link. There is no shipping cost for this backer level:

1) The basic Silver Edition backer level of "Feast of the Emperor" features a 30 minute digital download seamless MP3 audio super-loop with 8 harp pieces set in a designed background of sound replicating a medieval noble feast. Listen to a sample of what you will get in the project video above!

2) A FREE copy of our original Cthulhu I audio ($19 MSRP!), which picked up over  $10,000 with more than  230 backers and a complimentary copy of our Darkraven sampler, with 8 tracks and over 90 minutes of audio to bring your table top advetures to life!

All Silver Edition "Feast of the Emperor" audio delivered in 320 kbps MP3 format. Item 2 delivered in 240 kbps MP3 format.

VIVAT IMPERIUM EDITION BACKER LEVEL - $129 (Early Bird - $99) - reg. $181 total MSRP

Shipping: FREE to USA - add $7 to rest of the world for "Feast of the Emperor" Gold Collector's ed.  - this additional charge will be added to your purchase based on your address.

1) Everything as listed above for the "Gold Feast of the Emperor" shipped to you in physical format on a USB stick in a DVD box! And that includes the FREE copies of Cthulhu I (MSRP $19) and the Darkraven sampler (items 5 & 6 above). Regularly $39.

2) "Vivat Imperium" Platinum MP3 Edition - Our massive, ongoing project to develop the world's largest audio database to bring your fantasy adventures in large medieval cities to life! This product has over 50 new city environments with many alternative tracks for a total of 110 tracks and 26 hours of fantasy city sounds including tracks like, "Imperial Troll Trainers", "Adventurers Melee with the Undead in Crypt", "Carriage Ride Through the City", "The Bells Peal", and many, many, many more! It even included a whole chapter of audio for the imperial city under siege and at war! Details and many samples on our website HERE. Delivered by digital download. MSRP: $89.

3) "Inn of the Green Dragon" Platinum MP3 Edition - Our audio product and "Vivat Imperium" expansion  to bring your stays and evenings in happening inns to life. This popular package of ours combines many specially recorded, foot stomping, period songs played on authentic instruments to get your adventures off to a proper start! Details and samples on our website HERE. Delivered by digital download. MSRP: $34. 

DARKRAVEN FANTASY EDITION BACKER LEVEL - $219 (Early Bird - $199) - reg. $309 total MSRP

Shipping: FREE to USA - add $7 to rest of the world for "Feast of the Emperor" Gold ed.  - this additional charge will be added to your purchase based on your address.

Darkraven has been creating audio to immerse you in your adventures since way back in 2013! We have developed a series of products specifically for fantasy adventures. With this backer level, we'll hook you up with:

1) Everything as listed above for the "Feast of the Emperor" Gold Edition shipped to you in physical format on a USB stick in a DVD box! And that includes the FREE copies of Cthulhu I (MSRP $19) and the Darkraven sampler (items 5 & 6 above). Regularly $39.

2) "Darkraven Fantasy Soundscapes" Colossus Edition - Our most popular, flagship product, with 70 tracks and 17 hours of sound to give you basic coverage for all of your fantasy adventures, including "chapters" titled: "Underworld", "Forest of the Necromancer", "Bay of the Corsairs", "Blasted Lands", "Land of the Frost Giants" and more! Details and samples on our website HERE. Delivered by digital download. MSRP: $99.

3) "Vivat Imperium" Platinum MP3 Edition - Our massive, ongoing project to develop the world's largest audio database to bring your fantasy adventures in large medieval cities to life! This product has over 50 new city environments with many alternative tracks for a total of 110 tracks and 26 hours of fantasy city sounds including tracks like, "Imperial Troll Trainers", "Adventurers Melee with the Undead in Crypt", "Carriage Ride Through the City", "The Bells Peal", and many, many, many more! It even included a whole chapter of audio for the imperial city under siege and at war! Details and many samples on our website HERE. Delivered by digital download. MSRP: $89.

4) "Inn of the Green Dragon" Platinum MP3 Edition - Our audio product and "Vivat Imperium" expansion  to bring your stays and evenings in happening inns to life. This popular package of ours combines many specially recorded, foot stomping, period songs played on authentic instruments to get your adventures off to a proper start! Details and samples on our website HERE. Delivered by digital download. MSRP: $34.

5) A FREE copy of our "Halls of Balthorg -  Goblin Dungeon" Gold Edition. This is amazing audio in a dungeon in the form of a 40 minute seamless super loop, with an alternate version for after your players have skewered most of the bad guys. This is a $29 value! Information HERE. Delivered by digital download. MSRP: $29.

All audio delivered in 240 kbps MP3 (item 2) and 320 kbps MP3 (items 1, 3, and 4). 

DARKRAVEN THE WORKS BACKER LEVEL - $379 (early bird $299) - reg. $630 MSRP

Shipping: FREE to USA - add $7 to rest of the world for "Feast of the Emperor" Gold ed.  - this additional charge will be added to your purchase based on your address.

So much flipping sound to bring your adventures to life that if digital information had mass it would probably tip the scales about the same weight as a WW2 German pocket battleship. You get over 440 tracks with over 100 hours of sound on them in the following products:

1) Everything as listed above for the "Feast of the Emperor" Gold Collector's Edition shipped to you in physical format on a USB stick in a DVD box!

2) "Inn of the Green Dragon" - Gold MP3 Edition. Inn of the Green Dragon is a romp through a busy medieval tavern. You get over 40 minutes of sound inside a large city tavern with over a dozen medieval songs recorded by a professional group of specialists in period music. Alternates give you the tavern without music and on cold winter evenings with snowstorms outside and a crackling fire. It's a pleasure just turning this on and listening for the fun of it! Details HERE. MSRP: $34. This product delivered by digital download.

3) "Inn of the Green Dragon Album" - This gives you each musical track on "Inn of the Green Dragon" without any backing Inn audio. MSRP: $14. This product delivered by digital download.

4) "Vivat Imperium" Platinum MP3 Edition - Our biggest audio project ever. With 50 locations and dozens of alternates totalling 110+ tracks and 26 hours of sound to immerse you in your fantasy RPG adventures in, under, and around a massive imperial city. Also includes the platinum level Imperial City War pack which takes you on campaign with the imperial army. Info HERE. MSRP: $89. This product delivered by digital download.

5) "Halls of Balthorg - Goblin Dungeon" Gold MP3 Edition - 45+ minute seamless super-loop. This GOLD edition also gets you one alternate without humans screaming and one alternate in an empty dungeon. That is three tracks with over two hours of sound. you get all of these tracks in 320kbps MP3 format. Details HERE. MSRP: $29. This product delivered by digital download.

6) "Fantasy Orc Zombie Assault" Platinum Edition - 15 tracks and 4.5 hours of sound! The perfect match for your Halls of Balthorg audio adventures. Info HERE. MSRP: $39. This product delivered by digital download.

7) "Darkraven Fantasy Soundscapes - Colossus Edition". This is what started it all back in 2013. 17+ hours on 70 tracks (samples at our website). This monstrous product includes "chapters" from dungeons, cities, frozen lands, wind-torn highlands, feudal lands, and our favourite, "Forest of the Necromancer". Info HERE. MSRP: $99. This product delivered by digital download.

8) "Darkraven Science Fiction Soundscapes - Orion Edition". 19+ hours of SciFi sound on 76 tracks (samples at our website). This massive product includes "chapters" from starports, mining facilities, starships, cities, and more. Want to feel like you are living in the 25th century? Just pop on a few of these tracks and let them rip. We do. Info HERE. MSRP: $99. This product delivered by digital download.

9) "Cthulhu I" - Full edition - 80 minutes on 5 tracks. Info HERE. MSRP: $19. This product delivered by digital download.

10) "Cthulhu II: Return of the Old Ones" - 80 minutes of Hollywood level sound and music on 8 tracks (samples on our website). Info HERE.  MSRP: $19. This product delivered by digital download.

11) "Kingdom of the Elves" - 4 hours of fabulous music and sound over 24 tracks to immerse you in your Elven adventures and cultures (samples on our website). Info HERE. MSRP: $24. This product delivered by digital download.

12) "Shadows of the Mind" (formerly: Redux-Horror) - 4 hours of sound and music to terrify any adventurer. Info HERE.  MSRP $24. This product delivered by digital download.

13) "First Blood" (formerly: Redux - Combat) - 4 hours of sound and music to accompany just about any fantasy battle or melee sequence you can dream up. Info HERE.  MSRP $24. This product delivered by digital download.

14) "Manor of Madness" - Our first foray into horror soundscapes set in and under a secluded castle in the middle of a deep, foreboding forest. 2.75 hours and 11 tracks. Info HERE.  This product delivered by digital download.

15) "Descent Into Hell 1" - Descend into the bowels of this possessed dungeon run by the undead if you dare. 2.75 hours of sound over 11 tracks to turn your knuckles white with fear. Info HERE. This product delivered by digital download.

16) "Descent Into Hell 2" - Part 2 of our terrifying adventure into the unknown. Another 2.75 hours with 11 more tracks to take your horror fantasy or just plain horror adventures to the next level. Info HERE. Manor of Madness/Descent Into Hell Suite (Manor of Madness/Descent Into Hell 1+2) MSRP: $57. This product delivered by digital download.

17) "Zombie Apocalypse" - A modern zombie apocalypse of audio is unleashed for your 20th and 21st century gaming! The main attraction is a 30 minute seamless superloop of mayhem in a rural American town assaulted by hordes of undead and an alternate at night. 7 tracks with over an hour of audio. Also includes a series of zombie kill short effects. Info HERE. MSRP: $34. This product delivered by digital download.

18) "Zombie Apocalypse (The Alternates!)" - The Zombie Apocalypse is back with seven alternate tracks with over three hours of sound for the original -- including one set in a dungeon! Info HERE. MSRP: $34. This product delivered by digital download.

Risks and challenges

Darkraven Games has been around since 2013 and has done over 25 audio Kickstarters (on this account and two others). We feel we have gotten the hang of things and are excited to get this project to get this to you as well. Though not ALL of our projects were delivered on time, in every case except for one, we were no more than 1 month late and have since really adjusted our self imposed deadlines to more accurately reflect time required. With all of that experience, we feel this project has a 99% chance of going according to plan. But who knows. Something can always go wrong. There is one thing we have proven... Darkraven plans to work to make our customers happy and plans on doing what it takes to be around in 10 years with a good reputation!

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