Ilkor: Dark Rising™ is an online mass multi-player, fantasy text RPG you play in your web browser.
There's nothing to download or install and it's totally free to play.
Sign up is quick and easy, simply create your character and start playing today!
Arcadia is the name of the world in which the game takes place.
In the world of Arcadia YOU assume the role of a brave hero (a character you create on sign up) whose heart yearns for fame, fortune, and of course...the thrill of adventure!
In Ilkor: Dark Rising™ your actions and decisions will not only shape your character's destiny, but perhaps alter the course of history!
> Vast World
> 5 Huge Regions
> Starting Region: Caledon
> 200+ Villages, Towns & Cities
> Seasons & Climate
> Numerous Random Encounters
> 20,000+ Magical Items
> 14 Religions
> 4 Movement Modes
> 750,000 Locations (approx)
> Over 70 Kingdoms
> 170,000+ Locations on Caledon!!
> 7 different Terrain Types
> Roads & Rivers
> 150+ Monsters Types
> Hoards of Treasure
> 16 Guilds
> 2 Magic Realms
Introducing Lord Vega & Orco
Ilkor™ is still being designed and developed. In the meantime we are looking for worthy, wannabe adventurers to signup NOW.
We are limiting the playtest positions, so hurry up, get your friends involved and together you can become an active member of the Ilkor™ community.
In the coming months you will be kept abreast with the latest developments.
You will be invited to take part in 'Knowledge Quests', preparing you for the exciting but dangerous world of Arcadia.
We will also be requesting help from you with our Alpha Testing that should commence sometime in the New Year.
Old School Rules...RULE OK?
The Forum, Message System & Wiki
None of your personal details (player name, email address, etc) will ever be made available to other players.
Both the game forum and the internal messaging system are the main forms of communication between players and GameMasters.
The Gazetteer is a wiki containing game related source and reference information for players to immerse themselves into the rich and detailed backdrop of Ilkor™.
The Player's Handbook is a rules wiki for players.
The GameMaster's Guide wiki is only available to GMs and contains the various rules and guidelines that GMs need to adhere to.
Character Races & Classes
There are just 4 races & 4 'bases' classes to choose from, providing only the truly 'classic' character combinations of old.
Players can choose between Human, Dwarf, Elf or Halfling races.
Each 'base' class branches out into 3 unique specialist classes upon your adventurer reaching level 5.
Each race has a 'Prime Class'. This is the class that is typically the best match for that race.
Strongholds, Specialist Classes & Companions
Key game features are unlocked upon reaching specific levels.
Level 5 introduces the Specialist Class of which each 'base' Class has three to choose from.
At Level 10 an adventurer is awarded a stronghold. There are many different types and vary based on class.
Adventurers receive an animal companion upon reaching 15th Level. The adventurer's class determines the animal type.
Items and information that your adventurer encounters in his travels will be presented to you in the form of 'Power Pack Cards'.
There will be various packs for weapons, armour, spells, monsters, etc.
These packs will grow in size as you amass more knowledge through encounter, possession and research.
Each card holds information on one item. There are 3 knowledge levels that can be obtained.
Guilds & Factions
Each class has it's own guild. Guilds are represented in every settlement throughout the lands.
Guilds are places where adventurers can seek help, advise and even quests. Items and services can also be purchased there.
Factions are player alliances. An adventurer can only belong to one.
There are various advantages (and maybe disadvantages) belonging to a faction.
Quests come in all different shapes and sizes. Adventurers are encouraged to quest, it is a core element of the game.
GameMasters control quests in various ways, they design, create and set them up.
There are solo and group quests which are available at most settlements, guilds and temples.
Key Character Features
> 4 Abilities (STR, INT, DEX, CHA)
> 4 Races
> 4 Base Classes
> Unique name & Avatar
> 12 Armour Types
> 45+ Weapons
> 75+ Spells
> Experience Points (XP)
> Strongholds (at Level 10)
> Practise Divine or Arcane Magic
> Join a Guild
> Form Adventuring Parties
> 4 Skill Groups (PHY, KNO, SUB, COM)
> 15 Class Levels + Titles
> 12 Specialist Classes
> 3 Alignments
> 6 Shield Categories
> 11 Magical Item Types
> 40+ Skills
> Fame Points (neg. & pos.)
> Animal Companions (at level 15)
> Worship a Deity
> Join / Create Factions
> Complete Quests
Ilkor: Dark Rising™ is set in Arcadia, a world of dragons, magic and high adventure. It is a vast untamed world divided into 5 major regions.
Rumour has it, Ilkor, the Goddess of Darkness is regaining her power and planning to resurface, after being banished from Arcadia for many an age.
On Caledon, the blue region, brave adventurers are being summoned by Icesi, the father of the heavens to stand up for what they believe in, now is the time to make your mark and help shape the future of Arcadia.
This is YOUR chance to join the ranks of the mighty heroes of old. Have you got what it takes? Do you take the path of good or evil? What is your fate?
Play for FREE. Never pay...EVER
It will always be free to play Ilkor™.
There are no hidden costs, adverts, spamming or reselling your personal information of any kind.
Beautifully Hand Drawn Maps
Tolkien style maps, hand drawn by the amazing Jon Roberts depicting the immense detail of this fantastic game setting.
Help shape Ilkor™ through YOUR involvement in the playtest, suggesting improvements & contributing to the rich background.
You can even become a 'Player Guide' or transcend into a GameMaster role if you so desire!
A Text RPG Browser Game with a difference!
Ilkor™ can be best described as a cross between a classic RPG and board game.
It is Turn-based, running on a weekly cycle. Players are required to be online only 3 times a week for 10 minutes.
Advancement in the game cannot be bought nor is success gained by repeating brain-numbing actions throughout the day.
Caledon Region opens first
Caledon (Blue region), Arcadia's central continent will open first for adventurers. It is in this region that all adventurers start out.
It is a vast land mass, consisting of approximately 170,000 locations and nearly 50 villages, towns and cities.
It is well populated and relatively 'safe' when compared to the surrounding four 'wild' regions.
There are still plenty of unexplored and untamed areas just waiting for a brave adventurer like yourself.
Character Class Levels
There are 15 known Levels. Advancement is slow, expect to take 5 years to reach 15th Level.
Experience Points (XP) are earned each turn based on the success of actions performed.
'Level Up' is a process that happens upon reaching the next level. Adventurers are given various points and bonuses to distribute amongst stats and skills.
Each new level opens up more exciting game play.
Fame & Experience Points
These are the two main measurements of success.
Experience Points (XP) are earned based on the success of actions performed.
Fame Points are awarded based on deeds considered worthy of an entry into history (news, story, legend or myth).
XP is an indication of an adventurer's skill, strength and power while Fame is relates to respect & popularity (famous or infamous).
A unique character portrait, hand drawn by Simon Lee Tranter will be assigned to you at the start of the game.
Later on in the game you will be able to customise it.