01. What is the Shillien Empire ?
The Shillien Empire is an Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Roleplaying Guild, located on the European server.
It's a religious military order, an underground cult dedicated to the Goddess Shilen (a real Goddess ? a fake Goddess ? more about that later...).
The Shillien Empire actually has a long history !
It was first born in Lineage II about 10 years ago, as one of the only RP Clans the servers had at that time (along with another great RP Clan called Echoes of Darkness), then it went on hiatus after the Goddess of Destruction update, only to be born again on the Lineage II Classic server.
Now most of our members have moved to Elder Scrolls Online, so after all these years the Shillien Empire is rising again on Tamriel !
This Guild is aimed at casual, mature and friendly roleplayers, and everyone can join regardless of class or level.
The idea is to mix everything the game has to offer (PvE, PvP, Housing, Crafting, Guild Trading, ...) with an extra layer of RP fun, and explore the world of Tamriel together !
02. How do I join ?
The easiest way is to send an ingame mail or a direct whisper to our Officers :
Alternatively, you can register here on this website and send a mail to Grazzt, or even post on our forums !
03. What do you mean by "Role-playing" ?
Roleplaying means playing as your character, acting as if you actually were your character, instead of only playing as you the player. It truly adds an extra layer of fun and immersion to the game !
Don't worry though, to us, Roleplaying doesn't mean we're always staying in-character no matter what, saying "thee" or "thou" all the time, and constantly using emotes like <bows very gracefully with a look of deep respect in his half-closed eyes>
But it does mean that we don't care about uber-leveling-24/7-grinding players, everyone can play the game the way they want of course, but they're not the kind of people we're looking for.
If all you like in ESO is grind-grind-grind to get to max.lv as soon as possible and "pwn" everyone, well, have fun but wihout us ;)
A lot of people nowadays jump to a new MMO, try to reach maximum level as fast as possible, then get bored and quit ... rince and repeat with the next MMO ...
We chose a different approach.
The idea here is casual, light Roleplaying, taking our time, having fun while leveling up and exploring all of Tamriel and uncovering ancient pieces of Lore and hidden Skyshards.
04. Do we have a Guild House ?
We don't have an official ingame Guild Hall, as those are not implemented in the game yet, but we do have a place that we chose on Tamriel to call home !
This is the Mathiisen Manor, owned by Azzagrath (our IC Guild leader) in Auridon, and decorating it together will be one of the fun Guild activities we'll have planned !
05. What about my character's name & everything ?
More info about that is to be found on this RP-specific thread.
06. What are the Ranks ?
The Ranks are used to show your ... well, Rank inside the Guild ;)
The Ranks are set individually by the Overlord (and shown on the Roster page of this website), they do not depend on your character level but on your implication within the Guild.
All Guild members start as Crusaders, and the more they take actions to help the Guild, the faster they will grow. So a lv50 character could be a Crusader while a lv20 character could be a Templar.
The Ranks go this way, from lower to upper :
You can find a more detailed description of each Rank here.
Let me know if you have another question that could be added to this FAQ !
Tinc3: @grazzt there is a new mobile game that ncsoft and netmarble published called Lineage 2 Revolution! Come join me, im playing in Ken Rauhel 02 server!
Tinc3: Give the leader to Insolitum, we still try to spread shilen to other rp guilds. :D
Grazzt: But I still love the "idea" of the Shillien Empire, what could we do with it ?
Grazzt: I think it's time to finally admit that I'm not 25 anymore, real life has taken over, and I don't have enough time to take care of a Guild, in any game, I can only be a casual gamer now :'(
InsolitumIn: Grazzt, will you make ir to event tonight? :)
Tinc3: Sadly, I have not much free time for gaming as well, and probably won't have 'till next year. ;[
InsolitumIn: Hey, we are fine. The social guild TInce, Oni, Hull and I are in has some members that want to try out RP, so we are doing inn RP even for them to get to know RP. IF you will have a chance to join it, feel free to drop by on October 15th 17:00 CET :)
Grazzt: How are you guys doing ? I gotta a lot of work these days so not much time for playing unfortunately :'(
InsolitumIn: Me and Tince won't make it to event, because we are at gaming conference. We are really sorry. But have a good time guys!
Grazzt: HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!! See you tomorrow :)
Tinc3: you're the one telling me that? :D
InsolitumIn: Dude. Get some friends :D
Tinc3: Happy Birthday to me! :D
Grazzt: Unfortunately not, but you can tell me what you'd like to see and I can try to make it happen :)
Tinc3: can we somehow edit it ?
Grazzt: You can now buy our Guild Tabard in our Guild Store (from a Banker) ! I tried to make it look as close as possible to a Shilen crest ;)
Grazzt: I'm back from my holidays !! And I found out that we now have 10 members, so we can have a Guild Bank and a Guild Heraldry !!
Tinc3: Missed you ;)
Grazzt: I'll be coming back from my holidays next week, I can't wait to see you all again :)
InsolitumIn: Rest in peproni, friends