NA server-based and billeted primarily in Ostaria, Tuatha and Gaiscioch are two separate houses, but to all intents and purposes they are one and the same. They are borne of the same long-standing game community, with the same shared history, structure, identity and goals - to help new players find their way. The group (which exists as part of the Westweg Alliance) was founded by Foghladha, who also speaks on its behalf…
How did you first find out about Conqueror’s Blade and what attracted you to the game?
In 2018 the Gaisicoch were looking for a new title that contained Siege Warfare. I saw Conqueror's Blade mentioned, did some research and was provided with a handful of keys for the then-upcoming European X Test.
I fell in love with the game right out of the gate. It was the best parts of numerous games combined into an MMORPG. For more than a decade our community had been searching for a siege warfare game that both PvP and PvE players could enjoy, so I knew I had to bring our community here in some form or another.
Why did you decide to set up a house in Conqueror’s Blade?
We originally decided to form a house that the entire Tuatha Extended Alliance (that has travelled across five games with us) could use to try our Conqueror's Blade and see if it was something they could enjoy. House Tuatha was created and operated by Gaiscioch, which has a long history with siege-based MMORPGs and is a very dedicated part of any game community they are a part of.
House Tuatha was built to become a place where new players could learn about the game, enjoy some PvE and PvP experiences and get better at the overall game mechanics. Our focus is on keeping things light-hearted and fun. Siege warfare can be extremely fun in both a PvE and PvP setting if you’re playing with the right people.
What do you think makes your houses different?
Our houses are very different from most in Conqueror's Blade. While most focus on Territory Wars and maxing out their characters and troops, we focus on bringing in new players, moving them to Westweg - away from the toxicity you find in capital cities - and working with them to find the same passion we found in this game. We teach them about their skills through one-on-one instruction and duels in our weekly new player events. Our focus is entirely on getting the new players excited about the road ahead.
When they begin wanting to take part in Territory Wars or playing on a larger scale, we pair them up with other houses that we have come to know as reputable, honorable people. Our goal is not to take over the world, but to build a world worth taking over. A place where warriors enjoy the battlefield and rise from defeat to finally find their success. We don't care what house people are a part of, we train dozens every week and want to work with anyone who needs a bit of advice.
What about the alliance?
We created the Westweg Alliance so unaffiliated players can request to join our alliance and we can work with them through alliance chats. Both House Gaiscioch and Tuatha operate as one house, focused on teaching new players about the game.
We are not focused on taking territory and work towards making allies with all of our neighbors. We do not attack cities unannounced and always open a dialog when we want to organize a skirmish with another house or alliance. We have the respect of most of our neighbors and have remained untouched at Westweg for nearly three months - for which we are eternally grateful. Westweg was originally a gift to us from the CATS and Spartans as a place where we could help teach new players. While our neighbors have changed many times, we continue to remain peaceful to all.
What will be your legacy?
We hope that in the years to come just about every house in Conqueror's Blade has someone trained by us: players who ignited their passion in Westweg and continued on for years to come. We want to be a positive influence in the world and help make this game fun for all.
What’s your favorite class to play as and why?
Personally I love the Dual Blades most, with a close second being Spear. I have spent a great deal of time with the Short Bow, Long Bow, Musket, Long Sword, and Short Sword as well and find each of them enjoyable, but I have always enjoyed being up close and personal. Assassins have always been an archetype I frequent. Dual Blade offers a lot of risk/reward gameplay where you get that adrenaline rush knowing at any moment you could be pummeled if you don't act quickly and precisely.
What activities does the house regularly engage in and enjoy?
Our houses frequent Rebel Camps, Expeditions, Siege Battles, and spend a lot of time helping each other learn the game. From testing out troops and formations on random wandering rebels to completing dailies and weeklies together. Everything we do is about learning the game and getting better.
Traditionally on Territory Wars nights, we pair up with one of our friends for some friendly skirmishes to help the new players see how Territory Wars function. We have several houses and alliances that we are "At War" with that we are actually allies and help each other train new players about the ways of Territory Wars in set locations each week.
Who are your most trusted warlords and what roles do they command within the group?
In our houses we have several who help coach the new players. Dorda is our resident expert on crafting, resource gathering, and rebel camps. I handle weapon training, battlefield tactics and answer general gameplay questions. Todaki, Abrakay, and JaakDaniels lead a lot of fief questing and rebel activities.
If someone wanted to join your house or start a dialogue towards trade or establishing a pact, what should they do?
There are several ways you can get involved:
- Join the Westweg Alliance as a Free Agent - Simply open the alliance pane, search for “Westweg” and click Request
- Join House Gaiscioch or Tuatha
- Join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/gWGyMG5
- Visit us in Westweg
- Contact “Dorda” or “Foghladha”
If you would like to contact us regarding alliances between our house and yours, be sure to contact Foghladha in-game or Foghladha#6138 in Discord.
Are there other houses that you admire or that you consider to be natural allies?
We consider all houses allies until they give us a reason not to. We are always looking for new small budding houses that need guidance to help them get their footing. We have a vast contact list that helps many get in contact with each other and we overall look for others like ourselves that are trying to better the community and livelihood of Conqueror's Blade.
Conversely, are there any houses that you'd consider mortal enemies?
Historically, we stand again toxic communities that seek to tear others down.
Many thanks to Foghladha 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.
The wider Gaiscioch community will be taking part in a charity livestreaming event from 1-3 November. You can find out more here.