I just logged on, and wow....
That was totally unexpected.
I suspect that there is going to be a major war this weekend, with syrtis and alsius fighting to retrieve the gems. One of our low level players (so I'm told) tried to retrieve one of our own gems, but got killed. So, we have 5 of the 6 gems. Warzone activity is going to be high, with ignis under constant attack. At least this kind of resets the board a bit, and lengthens the battle.
As for the guards and GC's at the gate...I'm not sure how its calculated. A few weeks ago, the population of ignis was at a really low point, and Syrtis had both our forts, and the castle. The gates went into danger, and we got 11 guards and 2 GC's at the gates.
Last edited by Linuxmage; 03-25-2010 at 10:36 AM.