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The Theocracy of Kai-Rang (TKR)
The Theocracy of Kai-Rang provides a collective for "neutral pilots" seeking enlightenment in the Ways of Kai-Rang, The Sky-God Dragon, who, they believe, created the Universe.
Join Requirements and Application Procedure
The requirements for being eligible to join are as follows:
•500,000 APs played
•If alliance member, alliance stance can be "disclosed" or "veiled" [MECH:Creating/Joining an Alliance]
•Not piloting a TSS or EPS ship [TWOP:Syndicate Ships]
•Not carrying a Theocratic Bounty
If these requirements are met, a player may apply to join the TKR at any of the Kai-Rang Temples situated on the Planets / Star Bases at Wolf, Ceanze, Nex Kataam, Lahola I, Edethex, Fawaol and Propus, after pressing the TKR Syndicate link. The applicant must then complete a Pilgrimage of Kai-Rang, killing (or rather 'temporarily freeing from their mortal form') 16 Space Dragon Queens (or Matriarchs) at the following locations within the space of 14 days:
Koo-Vayu, Matriarch of Air. Lalande, Federation Human Core
Koo-Chippujana, Matriarch of Earth. Wolf, Empire Keldon Core [Temple]
Koo-Waimiz, Matriarch of Water. Zeolen, Empire Skaari Core
Koo-Kaj, Matriarch of Fire. Olcanze, North Pardus Rim
Koo-Paibisundarat, Matriarch of Beauty. Essaa, Federation Rashkir Core
Koo-Koura, Matriarch of Gold. Ceanze, Federation South Human [Temple]
Koo-Kotinga, Matriarch of Harvest. Nex Kataam, West Pardus Rim [Temple]
Koo-Kangenraga, Matriarch of Music. Veedfa, Split
Koo-Sahas, Matriarch of Courage. Lavebe, Union North Rashkir
Koo-Chahana, Matriarch of Love. Waolex, Lane
Koo-Adauchi, Matriarch of Vengeance. Lahola, South Pardus Rim [Temple]
Koo-Rir, Matriarch of Wrath. Edethex, Union Rashkir Core [Temple]
Koo-Hon, Matriarch of Fate. Fawaol, Empire West Skaari [Temple]
Koo-Its, Matriarch of Peace. Propus, Gap [Temple]
Koo-Kengen, Matriarch of Power. Olaeth, Union Keldon Core
Koo-Pakanga, Matriarch of War. Alfirk, East Pardus Rim
Those successfully completing the pilgrimage are granted membership of TKR and termed Disciples.
Membership Requirements and Retirement
The requirements for being and remaining a TKR member are as follows:
•Killing at least 210XP worth of organic space monsters per week, or supplying a Temple Planet / Space Station with at least 700 tons of upkeep resources (energy / food or water) per week as offerings to Kai-Rang
Weekly, these requirements are checked. Should they not be met, the player is kicked from the TKR. When kicked from the TKR, half of one's competency level is lost (e.g. 12 and 80% ? 6 and 40%). Voluntary retirement from the TKR is possible in the same Temple as the application, and has the same consequences.
•Access to neutral bulletin board missions which were commissioned by TKR sympathizers (increases the amount of available neutral bulletin board missions by 67%) [MECH:Missions]
•Divine Protection: The Theocracy automatically places bounties on all non-TKR pilots who attack the ships or buildings of (or credit hack) Disciples. (These bounties are handled in the same way as Faction Bounties).
•Payout boost on all Theocratic bounties collected by 50% [MECH:Bounties]
•TKR-only ships, available at planets / star bases having Temples, requiring certain competency levels. TKR ships allow movement cost in Energy to be reduced by 1 Action Point. This is cumulative with Flux Capacitors / Navigation Skills . [TWOP:Syndicate Bonuses] [TWOP:Syndicate Ships].
•TKR -only equipment, available on neutral planets and starbases and only installable on TKR ships
•The TKR is considered to have dual dominance in all sectors inhabited by the Matriarchs listed above, with TKR Disciples enjoying all the usual benefits regards safe retreat points.
•Transparent membership (i.e. everyone can identify TKR members, when visiting their buildings or in the Other Ships window, as well as by browsing the TKR member list displayed in every Temple's TKR Syndicate section)