Gladal is a County with a large active, friendly and helping community with people all around the Europe and several members from the US. Instead of having a specific set of goals, we are committed helping all players of all professions reach their respective potentials to the best of our ability.
As such we welcome:
New or experienced players – If you’re new to CoE we will help you get oriented and familiarized with game, and regardless of your knowledge, we will help you get established in game faster, and easier, at this stage of the game you don’t need to be pledged to join our community.
Large or small groups of players – Due to the fact that CoE will not have traditional starting locations, and groups may end up being scattered, we will help you to pick best solution for starting locations and assist you in with settling together.
Any Barons and Mayors – We always welcome new aristocrats in our lands, you can be part of Gladal both within our borders, or outside, while having our support thanks to our confederation system.
Any Counts – Again due to our confederation system we welcome any counts that like our structure and ideas and would like to work closely with us. Expect extended support, mutual benefits and no loss of freedom on your side.
With current standing of 4 counties, more than 10 mayors/barons and several guilds we’re sure you’ll be able to find something you like and fits your style.
Join us for a wild, fun times, meet the community, plan your future while we wait for Chronicles of Elyria together.
When Gladal was created, it was created in the mindset that members would be free to pursue their own goals as to the specific goals of our leadership. This goes against the usual archetype of most guilds and groups you find in Chronicles of Elyria and indeed video games in general. In most communities you will find a leadership which places its own agenda over the aspirations of its members and constituent parts. It is my hope that as we move forward, we continue to offer an alternative to many of the dictatorial and overly controlling groups and leaders that seem to be present in a surplus and continue to be a community that looks to how we can help each other rather than help ourselves.
As time has went on, our numbers grew. Because of this growth, we began to need more space, more territory and more counties. However, with this there comes an issue that our current structure will not suffice. Our original structure was meant to allow for efficient governance over 300 members, rising to 600 members as a maximum. We are now in a position where we will have a population of a minimum of 1500 citizens and a large amount of land. To this point, our current plans and structure have been enough to cope. However, we will see a large influx of players at some point and we will need to be ready for this. Even now I am beginning to realise that if we are to continue to offer a place for people to live and more importantly thrive, we need a more expansive structure, regulations and clarity in all fields. In this vein, in my opinion, it is vital that we do not see ourselves or act as an individual county anymore. The solution to the aforesaid issue is that Gladal County becomes Gladal Confederation, one power but with a more decentralised leadership under the leadership of a Jarl. It has always been my intention to steer Gladal on a path chosen by our citizens and I know now that this will be the way that we do that together.
While leading Gladal, I have tried my utmost to build a home for all of you and be the leader that this community deserves. However, am not unaware of the mistakes I have made until this point and the lapses in my own judgement that have resulted less than favorable circumstances for many of you. It is my hope that this new structure will allow many more of you to lead alongside me and delegate more power and responsibility to the best part of our community – Our citizens. A more devolved structure will also make up for my shortcomings as a leader and while the title of Jarl will still remain, it is my wish that it will be less dictatorial in nature. Finally, I want Gladal to take strength and unity from our community and have a structure in place if my leadership is ever no longer needed.
It has been an honor to be your leader up until this point and I hope that I can remain that for many years to come with your support and blessing
-Jarl Eric Woodward.