a few weeks ago I made a thread about the idea of a tribe that would be based off the lore of this new world. The basic idea was to model the tribe very loosely after a medieval monastery. You can read this thread here.
It got off to a slow start (and that's a good thing in my book!), we refined the basic idea in some details, added a bit more flavour and changed the name of the tribe to better align with future developments in Xsyon. Most importantly, however, we decided to give it a go and to go ahead with more or less the original concept. Thus the Brethren of the Seals will be a part of Xsyon for the months to come.
We are currently 5 players (with a few more having expressed interest in the tribe) and will setup camp in the mountains to the southwest of Sugarpine, about 10 minutes running from Sugarpine and the nearest scrap heap. Yes, we will be living without a scrap heap. At our current camp (and we intend to stay at that place for a while) we have natural resources, and during beta we managed to trade these natural resources to the townsfolk at Sugarpine in exchange for their goods like tools, weapons, clothing and armour. We will try to do the same after launch.
We do not intend to ever grow into a large tribe, we do not intend to ever become powerful or wealthy. Our goal instead is to seek trust and respect from our fellow survivors. We will be neutral. We will never attack another survivor unless being attacked first.
We will be gatherers, weavers, hunters, messengers, woodworkers, masons, scouts, fishers, farmers, foragers, travellers. We will know the lay of the lands and know how to live off it. We will know the natural resources and how to both use and preserve them.
But we will be monks first.
Being a monk is a state of mind more than everything else. A mind where you are at peace with your surroundings and fellow survivors, a mind where you have let go of shallow and superficial ambitions. A monk's strenght comes from within himself and it's the strength of his soul that counts.
We can be trusted. We are the monks. We are the Brethren of the Seals.
Interested players might want to read this post about requirements to join us.
Interested players might want to read this post for a bit of flavour and atmosphere.