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Golden Doubloons

Doubloons are a new system in Imperian to help mitigate the problem that many new (and old) users have had problems with over the years with Iron Realms games. The fact the buy-in is too great in order to be competitive with people who have been building characters for multiple years. Last month Imperian ran…
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A Pirate’s Life for Me!

After much deliberation and many meetings, we have determined that we need to adjust the role play and lore direction of Imperian in a new direction. Currently, Iron Realms has four fantasy themed games with our first SciFi game on the way. In an effort to distinguish ourselves from the other IRE games we have…
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A Thread Cut Short

After years of silence, the entity known as Nenmeri finally revealed herself once again to the people of Aetherius. Taking a moment to survey the ruins of the temple of the Hidden Hand, she was caught unaware by her fellow entity, Miriel. Though the exchange began initially as a friendly conversation about the nature of…
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Nexus Updated

We’re pleased to announce that the new version of Nexus is now live at https://play.imperian.com. Full documentation can be found here: http://nexus.ironrealms.com. Full list of updated items: For those who don’t remember the specifics of the update, here’s the list again: The scrollback system has been rewritten, fixing issues with the scrollback position jumping around…
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Intense

Player vs Player Combat

Imperian is all about PvP. The game world hosts several systems to encourage fighting between characters.

  • City Raiding system with objectives you can capture.
  • Obelisks of Power to capture on distant islands.
  • Shardfall Locations to fight over every few hours.
  • Powerful Leyline Intersections which must be influenced.
  • Build or defile Holy Shrines to the entities of your choice.
  • Participate in the Champion system to see who reigns supreme.

Combat is not the only to compete with other players. Can you master the political system? Can you become a master merchant, putting your competition out of business?

Thousands of Character

Skills and Abilities

Imperian has 20 different character classes, or as we call them, professions. Your character can become a necromantic deathknight, a deadly assassin, a crafty ranger, a demonic summoner, a holy templar, and diabolist are just a few of the possibilities.

There are over seventy different skillsets in Imperian. These skillsets range from things like Necromancy and Curses to Shamanism and Shapeshifting. Each skillset has dozens of different abilities to use while fighting other players or against the foul creatures wandering the world of Imperian.

There are over three thousand different abilities in Imperian. What type of character will your create?

What is Imperian?

Imperian is a multiplayer RPG (role-playing game) set in a fantasy-based world.

The difference between Imperian and other games is that Imperian is played entirely in text with minimal graphics. This genre of games are called MUDs or Multi-User Dungeons.

Characters in Imperian talk, trade, fight, and even kill each other. They roam the countryside and explore dungeons, killing foul creatures, gather gold and treasure, while increasing in power and prestige.

The World

The world of Imperian is a vast place, filled with wondrous and dangerous locations to adventure in.

Deep oceans, arid deserts, haunted forests and frozen wastes cover the land, dotted with sprawling cities and humble townships. Explore dark alleys, perilous keeps, jolly inns, and ancient libraries in historic cities. Delve into dangerous dungeons as you traverse high mountains and find hidden treasures within the deepest places of the world.

Imperian has thousands of rooms to find with tens of thousands of different creatures and NPCs to fight and interact with.

The History

Imperian has a rich history, covering four distinct ages, spanning back to the creation of the gods and world to the modern period.

Learn about the three different realms of existence. The Demonic and Spiritual realms mimic the Material realm on which mortals primarily reside. Beyond those, there are the various elemental planes, which may be called upon with various forces of power and manipulated by mortals.

Learn about the  Breaking of the moon, which unleashed magick upon the world and led to the creation of three distinct powers in the heavens.

What is a MUD?

They're the original massively multiplayer real-time online games. Before there was World of Warcraft, there were MUDs.

They aren't single-player text adventures like Zork or choose-your-own-adventure games. They're very much real-time and multiplayer.

Ultimately, you can think of MUDs vs. graphical games as books vs. movies in some respects. Just as many people feel books are more immersive than a movie, many people feel MUDs are more immersive than graphical games.

Are you one of those people? Only one way to find out. Try out our game world right now!