The medieval age wasn't known for nascent democracy, but then Falcata doesn’t seem too bothered with following history too strictly; only with marking a corner of it and having some fun along the way. We sat down with founder and leader, Aspis, to see just how forward-thinking the Spanish house really is.
HOW DID YOU FIRST FIND OUT ABOUT CONQUEROR’S BLADE AND WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE GAME?
The first time I played was in January 2018. I signed up for a raffle for key codes and I was lucky to find the game I had been dreaming for years. The best part of the game is the open world, the fight between houses.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO SET UP A HOUSE IN CONQUEROR’S BLADE?
I was tired of having bad experiences with selfish and authoritarian leaders in other games. I'm not like that, Falcata was made so that everyone has fun and the maximum possible equality between its members.
WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES YOUR HOUSE DIFFERENT?
I do not know how other houses work, so I do not know what makes us different. I believe that our greatest virtue is that we do not fear anyone, we motivate ourselves fighting against the biggest enemies and we love to fight against the biggest and strongest enemy.
YOUR HOUSE DID PRETTY WELL IN TESTING PHASES AND THE FIRST TOURNAMENT. WHAT HAS BEEN THE SECRET OF YOUR SUCCESS?
The good atmosphere within the clan and the faith in ourselves. About the tournament, we went with the objective to have fun and we had a lot of fun. If you enjoy what you do, the results come easily - if you have the right conditions, obviously.
WHAT DOES THE HOUSE HOPE TO ACHIEVE - WHAT WILL BE ITS LEGACY IN YEARS TO COME?
The main thing is to enjoy the game. If we do not get that we will have failed. Mainly get a little plot where to grow potatoes and, as soon as we must, attack other houses to make sacrifices to our god - each member must bring an enemy to sacrifice in honour of Miguel.
And in the long term, our idea is to continue doing well in tournaments because we want to have our house full of Conqueror's Blade merchandising!.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CLASS TO PLAY AS AND WHY?
There are several classes that I love but I have not decided on a favourite yet. It will be a melee class.
WHAT ACTIVITIES DOES THE HOUSE REGULARLY ENGAGE IN AND ENJOY?
Assault castles, and inside the game everything that the game offers.
WHO ARE YOUR MOST TRUSTED WARLORDS AND WHAT ROLES DO THEY COMMAND WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION?
In our house, the field-commanders are elected by the members, and if the members are not happy with them, members will decide not to vote for that commander and another candidate will occupy his position. Once they are house members I trust in all of them.
IF SOMEONE WANTED TO JOIN YOUR HOUSE OR START A DIALOGUE TOWARDS TRADE OR ESTABLISHING A PACT, WHAT SHOULD THEY DO?
Diplomacy is undertaken by Show and FLRevan. Houses and alliances should talk first with them, but they should know that Falcata is not interested in belonging to alliances with a multitude of houses. Our idea is to form strong bonds with 2-3 houses and access non-aggression pacts with a few houses or alliances.
Access for new members is controlled by Viruta and Golosete who are the recruiters and by me (Aspis). Candidates must enter our discord and send a private message to one of us.
ARE THERE OTHER HOUSES THAT YOU ADMIRE OR THAT YOU CONSIDER TO BE NATURAL ALLIES?
Our house has been in all the betas and throughout the jourrney, we’ve made friends and enemies. For example, from our first beta, we had a good experience with German house Wildblood and we have a lot of big respect for them. Our oldest ally is the best French house in the game Les Boulettes Rousses, and, more recently, we have a good relationship with Unity. So we are happy with the houses that we surround ourselves with.
CONVERSELY, ARE THEY ARE ANY HOUSES THAT YOU'D CONSIDER MORTAL ENEMIES?
This is a war game - all are enemies until proven otherwise. We do not hold a grudge against any house because they attacked us, because that's what the game is all about.
Many thanks to Aspis for answering our questions. If you know of a house that is deserving of similar recognition that we should profile in the future article, please make your nomination via our Discord channel.