Leadership Changes

At this time the Leadership of the alliance went through a few changes, our Home Secretary and Generals positions changed around this time, (both difficult roles to fill) but through the contacts our leader has in all areas of Alpha we found some perfect replacements in the form of Suzanne, and Widowmaker. The rest of the leadership remained the same (Polycrates, Efkit, and Ilumm). Time passed and our ranks began to swell once again and the decision was made to expand our alliance recruiting and form a training alliance to help new players become accustomed to the Ionian ways. The decision was made and a trusted member of ION (JamCool) founded ION-p, our forum expanded, our ranks continued to swell, at one point we had near 250 members between both alliances. The Ionians have always been a group of independent cities, this has always been one of our strengths, however this was about to test the alliance to the core.

A simple pillage, a routine attack and it was all over

Ilumm, a member of the leadership of our alliance attacked a much lower ranked player of an alliance that we had peaceful relations with. After trying to resolve this issue diplomatically both from Ilumm, and the alliance perspective no common ground was found. Ilumm was removed from the alliance for dishonoring our name, and with him went our original forum. However, as soon as we lost one forum, another was born (the one you are on now) and life in Ionia moved forward. Not long after our world was brought a new gift (0.3.2) and the 80 round battle was born, a major adjustment to the battle system brought new challenges for us all, however without our trusty General Widowmaker we would still be lost. The new system made it much more difficult for casual players to become involved and for the first time in our history we began to loose players, some minor players at first but soon we would loose some long time friends. Our first major loss was Aurora Caurela, and we continued to see our ranks shrink. Something had to be done to ensure our survival.

Loya Jirga

Our members from far and wide sent representatives to Polycrates stronghold all eager to be included in the new world. After the jirga was over the alliance was once again reborn. Now with a core group of high ranking active players ready to fight for our Alliance. The talks were long and tiresome, and in the end we lost many friends at the Jirga and we also lost out training alliance. The decision was made to combine the strongest members of both alliances and come together under the ION flag, however their leader (JamCool) wanted to protect his family and decided to go his own way. We are now a group 75-80 players, who have played together for nearly 2 years. Now we say goodbye to our famed Home Secretary Suzanne only to have her role filled by myself (Haggis).


So here we are, still under the guidance of the unflappable Polycrates.
Defended by our first rate General Widowmaker, without whom we could not survive 80 rounds!
Forever protected by the wisdom of our Original Diplomat Efkit.
And myself (Haggis) as Home Secretary, and forum administrator.
There are Ionians all over the alpha server, and indeed all over the world. Thank you for reading our story, now COME JOIN US.