A hot winds blows from the east. Samite curtains shift and glint in the the light of the oil lanterns. The aging queen’s eyes open, and she beckons her bodyguard closer to whisper in his ear…
A hot wind blows from the east, and the squire-boy’s concentration is broken long enough to draw a cuff from his master. The boy sets his jaw in renewed determination as his master speaks…
A hot wind blows from the east. A terrifying moment of confusion as the snow-drifts under the shield-maiden’s feet seem to shift and surrender to greater force. She continues to drill with spear and shield; with every exertion a mutter of the same few words; over and over…
“Beware the Desert Falcon riding the blister-wind of the east.”
Hyrkanian Nights is a brand new server inspired by the brooding, dangerous, sensual imagery of the Tales of the Arabian Nights.
Server IP: available in discord
Adult: all players required to be 18 years or over.
Established 30th March 2018, and funded for a year in advance - Hyrkanian Nights is co-founded by long-term RPers with experience in both tabletop and online roleplay. We’re seeking other dedicated roleplayers to be a part of an ongoing story about survivors gradually learning to thrive. We’re set squarely in the heart of Conan Lore; at an unspecified time in pre-history. Lore characters are not referenced; so only a broad understanding of Hyborean Age cultures is required.
Characters needn’t be Hyrkanian, or any of the eastern cultures. While “our” Exiled Lands are alluded to in RP as being more easterly than might be accepted as ‘standard’ they are still a place where unwanted folks are sent. Pict, Nordheimer, Cimmerian will be found fighting for a place here, just as much as any trueborn Turanian.
We’re primarily a PvE server -though willing to be flexible- and while players’ characters needn’t get along; we prefer most conflict to be sorted through diplomatic means; on the understanding that there are greater threats in exile there than a person willing and capable of having a conversation. Permadeath is at the sole discretion of the character’s owner.
XP and gathering rate are set at merely 1x - survival is tough, and progress is slow. By keeping these rates low, and leaving decay on; we will be shielded from the “Mega-build” spam that some servers labor under. In order to build large, it will ideally take a group working together; and our hope is that the low rates will also allow a more vibrant trade economy. It also makes loot from enemies considerably more valuable, and thralls of all tiers retain purpose and value as well.
Admins hold themselves to the same standards as all other members of the community. Anything built, wielded or worn by admins has been obtained by their hard work and gathering; the same as yours.
TL;DR - Hyrkanian Nights is a low-powered server where players’ characters become heroes by the sweat of their brow. Join now to help shape the culture of the server, and be part of creating a vibrant, thriving community.
Mods currently in use: (Admins open to further discussion)