Our server lore is set within the Hyborian world, you are a lost soul tossed into the Exiled Lands for one purpose or another. However, we wish to expand on both the game lore and the world’s lore, making it darker, grittier and with a whole host of monsters. Our lore will be inspired by real world myths, cultures, Warhammer Fantasy, Lovecraft, The Witcher, World of Darkness and many other fictional universes. All with the intent of creating a unique and dangerous feeling roleplaying environment.
Completely reshaping the traditional world of Conan, we do everything to keep it consistent and without internal contradictions. The server lore is extremely detailed and allows a lot of creative self-expression within its borders, so prepare to spend time getting acquainted with it and keep your RP lore friendly.
Magic is a powerful tool for a would-be sorcerer or conjurer, however magic comes at a price. Want to bring down a plague on a nearby town? Find the right patron and do what they demand and you may taste a flicker of their power. However, the gods are cruel, perhaps you will be the first victim of this new plague. Forge your own pact with a demonic creature and attempt to bind it to your will, or risk it taking control of your mortal shell.
Various creatures and corrupted humans stalk the world of Hyboria. And we aim to allow our players to experience them firsthand. You can play as Vampires, Hellspawn, Inpu, Serpentmen, Deep Ones, Beastmen, Half-Giants and many more. Many of these races have been updated or completely reworked to fit the setting and our current season. Human characters will also have the option to spice up their already diverse backgrounds with various sub factions to pick from, be that religious cults or zealous monster hunters.
As much as many roleplayers want to jump right in after being accepted on to a RP server, such an approach will never work here. That’s why we request to submit character applications for whitelisting you to play on the server. “Blank slate” character approach is considered lazy and won’t be accepted. Even if you start as an ignorant boy from small village, you’ll still have some amount of IC lore knowledge. Game Masters will help you to define it if needed.
We want your character to fit in the world of Grim Saga in every aspect — from backstory and name to character stats. Especially Supernatural characters. As such you will need to get your character concept approved by filling out a character sheet and having it approved by Game Masters before you make your way onto the server. We are doing it to maintain the quality and balance on the desired level
Admins control the situation on the server and balance between various factions when they accept new Character Applications. We aim to keep supernaturals feeling rare and dangerous, as well as stopping one clan from ruling the whole server. Through the use of careful selection with supernaturals and DM’d server events we aim maintain the correct level of grim dark.
Grim Saga is built with seasons in mind, as such there will be events that occur that are staff generated, these will be displayed in server events and will slowly ramp up, it is up to the player base what happens next.
Conan’s world is sexist, racist, deprived of tolerance and full of different kinds of exploitation. The Grimdark flavour that we added only emphasises those qualities. Of course, Fade to Black option is always present and allows you to skip some parts of roleplay you find uncomfortable. However, if you frown upon the very existence of Erotic Roleplay or the possibility of violence, you won’t stay here for long. We do offer a consent sheet via the Roleplay Mod, this is a good way to check what your RP partner is willing to do, remember to make the RP fun for both sides.
This server exists for rich and developed RP and is definitely not a “play-to-win” game. While your character or clan might control some areas of the map and hold great influence in the world, they will never be allowed to completely dominate the server, destroying each new threat before it gains any power and strangling a RP setting with standard PVP approach. We play to have fun, not to prove something to other fellow roleplayers. No one plays "main" characters, everybody is an asset to the ever-evolving story.
We realise how many good RPers are forced by real life circumstances (work, family etc) to be casual players, having only a few spare hours here and there. That's why we give level 60 kits on start and have gathering settings close to vanilla ones. In no circumstances should clan member be reduced to hours of mindless farming and grinding without being provided RP from their clanmates — or avoid RP in favour of those activities. Any action in-game can be accompanied by RP and therefore made more entertaining.
High damage from NPCs and possibility of RP Permadeath (with Permadeath dynamics constantly monitored by the team) ensure that game has challenge, risk and suspense suitable for dark fantasy setting. Conflict is part of interesting RP story, but is not our main goal. PVP is just another tool for RP development. Following PVP meta and bending your RP concepts to it is discouraged. Any attempt to go on some murder roll through the server will be stopped early on.
Once you get in, it's really a censorship free server in many regards. But when it comes to ensuring healthy state of community, consistency of lore and RP quality — it's tyranny, not democracy. If you feel deeply uncomfortable about such an approach — there are many other servers out there. Otherwise — trust us and give it a try. You won't find an experience like this anywhere else.