Splintershards (SPS) is a new cryptocurrency governance token which will be integrated into the Splinterlands game in order to provide increasing levels of decision-making ability and control over the product to the player-base, asset owners, and other stakeholders.
This document will cover all aspects of the new token, including its structure, distribution, utility, and estimated timelines for development and integration. This document will be available at https://sps.splinterlands.com and will continue to be updated and improved over time as progress is made and more information becomes available.
For nearly a millennium after the Splintering, the Wizards’ Council has ruled over and governed much of the Splinterlands, wielding a mysterious power that allowed them to control and even alter nearly every aspect of the world as they desired. The source of that power has remained a heavily guarded secret...until now.
Plagued by scandals around the recent unveiling and opening of the continent of Praetoria for exploration and settlement, the Wizards’ Council has suddenly and mysteriously disbanded, providing a rare opportunity for Splintral scholars to begin unraveling their many secrets. Before the death of Gariboleus the Old, the aged Wizard left a magical inscription upon the wall of a cave hidden deep in the Praetorian wilderness that began to tell the story. This cave was discovered by Truck Vandenburg, the first pioneer of the Praetorian explorations. The secret contents of Gariboleus’ inscription were revealed to the Order of the Silver Shield, who shared them with the most powerful people in the Splinterlands for an undisclosed price.
It has now been discovered that the source of the Council's control over the Splinterlands came from massive deposits of a previously unknown type of rock spread throughout the Splinterlands. These rocks are believed to have been created in the midst of the great Splintering itself nearly one thousand years ago. When enough of these Splintershards (as they have come to be called) are combined together, they have the power to alter the very fabric that makes up the world of the Splinterlands. As more information is slowly discovered about the Splintershards, Splinterlanders who understand their secrets are scrambling to harvest as many as they can in hopes of harnessing their immense otherworldly power.