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Alea Iacta Est (AIE) is a gaming community that was started by the creators/fans/friends of The Instance podcast on the Earthen Ring (RP)-US Realm of World of Warcraft. We have since branched out into other games such as EVE, Rift, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, and of course, The Secret World.

AIE is a very casual cabal. We are not a strict raiding cabal nor a strict PvP cabal nor a strict role-playing cabal (although we may have groups of people in the cabal who pursue such interests). We are a cabal that believes that players should be given the opportunity to experience multiple aspects of game play and that a lack of experience does not imply a lack of aptitude.

Every voice in AIE is equal, and we enjoy open conversation as long as you do not belittle your fellow members. If you have any ideas/suggestions/comments/etc, please submit them to the officers at any time.

As a member of AIE with the tag over your character’s head, you represent AIE as a whole and are expected to act accordingly. You may not get along with everybody in the cabal, but you are expected to be polite and civil to your fellow cabalmates.

Ignorantia legis neminem excusat, ignorance of the law excuses no one. Every member is expected to be familiar with the guild policies and abide by them.

Applying For Admission

Membership is available to all players of The Secret World. All prospective members MUST file an application in UMAMI.

Once processed an approved e-mail will be sent to validate your e-mail address. Please click on the link provided in the e-mail and contact a cabal officer in-game to be invited into the cabal as a Wanderer.

Cabal Ranks

General Membership


After having a membership application approved, a member is invited and joins as a Wanderer. During this time, the Wanderer is expected to become familiar with the cabal policies and to register in the official cabal forums. Within two (2) to twelve (12) weeks of joining, the Wanderer’s membership status will be reviewed and the member will be either promoted to Seeker or removed from the cabal.


Cohort is the highest non-officer rank in AIE. A Seeker is considered a member in good standing and carries with it the full privilege and responsibility of AIE membership.

Officer Corps


Trainers assist with bringing in new members, resolving conflicts and performing a mentoring function within the cabal. They are also responsible for executing promotions, handling escalations of cabal policy issues, and managing cabal resources.

Trainers are only selected through nomination by current officers or the cabal Master. The Trainer rank is not the result of general member progression or solicitation by members.


Machiavellian pragmatist.

Role Playing

Roleplaying is appreciated and encouraged, but not a requirement. Cabal policies apply to both in-character (IC) and out-of-character (OOC) activities. In cabal chat, it is recommended that you make it clear whether your comments are IC or OOC. This can be done with quotes, parenthesis, or leading slashes to indicate IC comments. Unless it is clear that a comment is IC, it is assumed to be OOC.

Raiding/Organized PvE Content

Alea Iacta Est is by no means a “Raiding Guild”. Raiding and other PvE activities here will be done on a friendly and amicable basis, and those that raid do not have any preferential status over those that concentrate on other in game pursuits. The cabal does not officially organize or designate raid teams or leaders so if you wish to participate in raids please contact those members who have taken it upon themselves to organize teams or form a team yourself. Remember that you are still expected to treat every member in your group with respect and to conduct yourself in a civil manner.


Like raiding, we are not a hardcore PvP cabal. Most members of AIE PvP in small, impromptu groups. However, members are welcome to form and organize PvP groups. Occasionally, as a cabal, we may coordinate PvP events as well as PvP Initiation events in order to jump-start PvP among those who may have not experienced it yet. You may PvP as you wish, whether it be casual or hardcore.