DarkTriad is one of the largest and most well-established houses on the Europe East server. We spoke with its founder and leader TheKeeper from their stronghold in Maoyang.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR ABOUT CONQUEROR'S BLADE?
We first heard about the game last summer. We needed something new and exciting after Total War: Arena was shut down. We chose Conqueror's Blade!
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO FOUND A HOUSE?
We had a core team of about fifteen Total War: Arena players, who took part in every CBT stage. We started with the ordinary "Why don't we give it a fun run?", and eventually gathered a great community of players. Today we have both seasoned veterans and newbies, who joined us during the CBT and OBT.
WHAT SETS DARKTRIAD APART FROM OTHER HOUSES?
One of our House rules: everyone can have fun their own way. Do you want your own raid? Go ahead! Do you want to gather a group? Whatever floats your boat. Do the right thing and no one can stop you. Members of the House belong to different age groups, and yet we support free communication, trying to stay together on the same page.
WHO ARE YOUR MOST TRUSTED ASSOCIATES AND WHAT POSITION DO THEY OCCUPY?
Phobos, SocialistHippie, Merder, Chidori, and Eclipse - we've been together since the old times. They still play a role in House development. There are some new active House members, too. They are Danek, PRAV, CaCao, and SithLord.
ARE THERE ANY HOUSES THAT YOU ADMIRE OR SEE AS COMPETITION?
To paraphrase Henry Palmerston, "The DarkTriad has no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow."
Many thanks to TheKeeper 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.