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ilustrums

Trivias & Lives

Luxus

Sestertius

Permutatios & Tickets

Score and Gladius

Status

Sapiens

Badges

Jokers

ilustrum League

Legions

General configuration

Brutus

Creatium

Create public collections

Create private collections

Privacy and property rights

ilustrums

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What is an ilustrum?

An ilustrum is a virtual trading card. Collections are formed by multiple ilustrums that are dragged into the album in order to complete them.
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How do I get ilustrums?

You can obtain ilustrums by answering Trivias correctly. However, you can also trade your spare ilustrums with other players for the ones you have missing or sestertius (permutatio).
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How do I stick the ilustrums in the album?

Each ilustrum has a number that identifies its position within the album. You can locate the appropriate page where it is located and drag it into that position or you can also use the "Easystick" tool to do so.
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How can I see the information of the ilustrums that I have stuck in my album?

When moving through your sticked ilustrums on the album an "i" (information) icon will appear, then clicking on it will load the full image resolution and the information regarding the ilustrum.
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Why do some ilustrums have gold or silver stars on them?

Rare ilustrums are identified with either golden or silver stars: they are more difficult to obtain and furthermost more valuable.
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How many gold ilustrums are there in each collection?

You must consider that all collections are not the same size so the amount of golden lustrums will vary. Furthermore, approximately 7% of the ilustrums in each album are golden ilustrums.
In the Locator panel you can see how many golden and silver ilustrums there are in each collection and how many of those you are missing.
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Can I see the album of a collection that I have finished?

Yes, you can see it as many times as desired. On your profile page you will distinguish two lists, collection albums that you are playing and those already finished. In the finished list you can easily click and access to the album of a finished collection and review it.
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Is there a time limit to complete a collection?

Yes, you have to complete the collection in less than 10 days.

Trivia

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What is a trivia?

A trivia is a question about the subject of the collection.
It has been approved according to the criteria of the Dominus of the collection. If you answer it correctly you will get an envelope containing ilustrums and/or prizes. The faster you give the correct answer, the more ilustrums you will get in the envelope. (up to a maximum of 3 ilustrums)
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How can I answer trivias?

Each collection has its own trivias.
You can answer as many trivias as you want, whilst you have lives of course. You can start answering them by using the button "Trivias" on the collection menu located on the left side of the page.
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What are the lives?

Having available lives is a requirement to be able to answer trivias. Meanwhile you have lives left you will be able to answer trivias and obtain ilustrums. You lose a life when failing a trivia.
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How many lives I have available?

All users start with an initial life capacity, those extend when increasing the level of the game (Status). However, a user can extend their life capacity through the ilustrum Store.
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How do lives regenerate?

If you have lost one or more lives, on top of the life bar a counter with a countdown will appear. This counter indicates the time left to generate one free live. The counter will not stop to until the life bar is totally loaded.
You can also ask a Facebook friend for a free live or fully recharge the lives through the ilustrum Store.
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What is a trivia aurum?

These are the trivia that are more difficult for ilustrum players to get right. These trivia double the number of ilustrums you can get with a correct answer. This means that you can win as many as 6 ilustrums in an envelope.
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Who makes the trivias?

Some of the trivias in a collection are written by the Dominus him/herself. However, the other users can propose trivias which will be added to those of the Dominus, of they have been accepted previously. When you are answering a trivia you will see the name and image of the person who wrote the trivia next to the question.
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How do I know which of my trivias has been accepted by the dominus of a collection?

You will get an e-mail to say whether your trivia has been accepted or rejected. You can also look on your profile clicking in the label My trivias and there you will see the trivia you have sent for each collection, and also you will see how many are waiting to be checked.
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Can I propose trivia to the dominus of the collection?

Yes, you can send trivias for the collections that are in creation mode. Go to the Creatium area and then go to 'Propose trivia'. You will earn Luxus if the Dominus approves it! Try!
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Can I propose trivia for collections that are already published?

No, you can only propose trivias for those collections that are not yet published, they can be found in the Creatium area and then go to 'Propose trivia'.
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I have found an incorrect trivia. What should I do?

We've developed an integrated reporting system for incorrect trivias.
When you answer a trivia a label with the text "Report this trivia" will appear. Click on it and you will see some suggested motives for reporting the trivia.
Choose at least one motive and send your report.
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What status must I have to be able to report trivias?

To be able to report incorrect trivias you must have reached Level 2 status to have sufficient knowledge of ilustrum for this task.
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What happens with the reported trivias?

The trivias that are considered incorrect by a suitable number of users will disappear from the collection. Once they are corrected they will return to the system.

Luxus

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What are Luxus?

Luxus are the official gems of ilustrum, they are used to purchase all the different in-game products or convert them to sestertius.
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I haven’t got anymore Luxus. How can I get some more?

You can get them in several ways:
  • In the ilustrum Store you can recharge luxus using one of the following payment methods:
    1. PayPal
    2. Credit card
    3. By sending a SMS from your mobile phone.
  • Creating collections and obtaining the Badges Dominus I, III y V.
  • Proposing trivia for any of the collections in the creation phase that are in the Creatium area and then go to 'Propose Trivia'.
  • Inviting to join your Facebook friends through the FREE Luxus button.
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Can I exchange my Luxus for Sestertius?

Absolutely, just press the recharge Sestertius button in the top menu.
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How do I keep track of my Luxus expenses and incomes?

For a proper control of your expenses and incomes, access the Latest transactions window on the top right menu. There you will see your last Luxus and Sestertius movements and the reference of the transaction.

Sestertius

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What is a sestertius?

The sestertius is the ilustrum's trading currency. They are used to purschase some products in the ilustrum Store and in the in-game trading between users (Permutatio).
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I haven’t got anymore sestertius. How can I get some more?

You can get them in several ways:
  • Guessing trivias and earning prizes in the envelopes
  • Obtaining badges with Sestertius prizes attached as a reward
  • As a reward when finishing public collections
  • Sharing on social networks
  • With some private e-mail newsletters sent by ilustrum
  • Converting Luxus to Sestertius
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Can I exchange my Sestertius for Luxus?

No, but you can exchange your Luxus for Sestertius.
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When I logged-in to my account it looked like some sestertius have disappeared. What happened?

If a user accepts one of your permutatios where you offer sestertius, the system automatically deducts them from your account, whether you are connected or not. In the same way sestertius will be added if a permutatio, where you asked for sestertius, is accepted.
For a proper control of your expenses and incomes, access the Latest transactions window on the top right menu. There you will see your last Luxus and Sestertius movements and the reference of the transaction.

Permutatios

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What is a permutatio?

Permutatios are the actions between two players when they want to swap repeated ilustrums.
You can also exchange ilustrums for sestertius. When you get a permutatio from another player you have three options: accept it, reject it or make a counter-offer.
5 ilustrums is the maximum possible to offer or demand in each permutatio.
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How do I place a permutatio?

In the album page of each collection you will foresee a button called "Permutatios". Click there and perform your offer. Once you place that permutatio the system will deduct one of your tickets.
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What is a Ticket?

Tickets are a requirement to place permutatios. Each time you place a permutatio one ticket will be deducted from your counter.
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How many tickets I have available?

All users start with a maximum of 5 tickets. However, a user can extend their ticket capacity through the ilustrum Store.
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How do tickets regenerate?

If you have lost one or more tickets, on top of the ticket bar a counter with a countdown will appear. This counter indicates the time left to generate one free ticket. The counter will not stop to until the ticket bar is totally loaded.
You can also ask a Facebook friend for a free ticket or fully recharge the tickets through the ilustrum Store.
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I made a permutatio with one player but I haven’t obtained the expected sestertius/ilustrums requested. What happened?

In the Permutatio window there is a tab named "History". There you will be able to review all the previous permutatios and the reason why it didn’t go through. Furthermore, in Latest transactions window you will be able to review your income/outcome Sestertius movements.
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Why do I get cancelled permutatios?

There are two motives for cancellations:
  • One is that one or more of the ilustrums that wanted to swap (you or the other player) is no longer available.
  • The other motive is that the player who proposed the permutatio with you has cancelled it because they are not interested in the deal anymore.
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Why do I get rejected permutatios?

The only motive for getting a rejected permutatio is when the player who receives your permutatio offer isn’t interested in it and rejects it.

Score and Gladius

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What are the Gladius?

The Gladius system is used for competing in ilustrum. Gladius rewards you for your skills in the album.
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How do you get Gladius?

There are a total of 3 Gladius available for each collection. You will get them by answering trivias correctly.
Gladius 1 is obtained when reaching 60 points. Gladius 2 is set at 150 points, and the last one, Gladius 3 is rewarded at 210 points.
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How do you get points?

As you answer trivias you will be able to get between 1 and 3 points.
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Where will my score be shown in the collection?

The Podium is the place where you will be able to see your score once you have finished the collection. You can organize the Podium so that you can see your points in comparison with your friends or with all of the community.
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Which score will appear in the Podium of each collection?

Your score will be fixed with the points you have obtained after answering the first 100 trivias. Once you have answered these 100 trivias you can still continue guessing them to complete your collection but those points will not be reflected in your score.
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Can I improve my score on a finished collection?

Yes, as long as you repeat the collection. Only the highest score obtained will be shown on the Podium for that collection.

Status

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What is status?

It’s the level a player is assigned in ilustrum. All the players start at the lowest status (Servus) and can rise up to the highest status (Imperator).
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How many status are there?

There are 10 status:
  1. Servus
  2. Libertus
  3. Peregrinus
  4. Proletarius
  5. Legionarius
  6. Eques
  7. Quaestor
  8. Praetor
  9. Generalis
  10. Imperator
Each status may have several ranks. For more information, go to the status page.
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How do you increase your status?

Your Status goes up when you finish a certain number of different collections (the ones you repeat don't count!). You can check how many are required to reach a specific Status at the Status page. To know how many collections you have currently completed, check your Profile page. Every status increase implies an upgrade of your maximum lives and Creatium points.
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Does your Status go up if you repeat a collection?

No, status only increases the first time you finish a collection.
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Does your Status go up if you delete an album? (without finishing it)

No, but you can always replay it later in order to finish it and increase status.
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I've finished a collection, my status hasn't gone up. Why?

Status goes up when you finish a collection for the first time. If your status hasn’t increased it is because you have repeated an already finished collection. If you have deleted the album, you will be able to repeat the collection and then increase your status.
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What is the Podium?

The Podium shows the your position in relation to the rest of the players. This score is obtained from the first 100 trivias answered in each collection. You must finish the album to appear in the Podium.
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What is Senatus?

The Senatus is the place where the users with the best Status of play are classified: the highest pinnacle for elite players.

Sapiens

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What is a Sapiens?

"Sapiens" is the latin word for "he who knows", the wise. But it is also a distinction that ilustrum gives to the players with knowledge on the topics of the collections still in creation, and who have a desire for creating content in these collections. The users with a certain number of own accepted trivia will receive a bookmark in their avatars being then recognized as Sapiens.
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How can I become a Sapiens?

¡It’s very easy! Just go to the area "Propose trivia" in Creatium and propose your own trivia in those collections still in creation. When the Dominus have accepted a minimum of 100 trivia, you will be given the first distinction as Sapiens.
At last, the share of knowledge has its recognition!
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How many Sapiens distinctions can I get?

There are four types of Sapiens distinguishments in Ilustrum: bronze, silver, gold and ruby. When a player has had 100 trivia proposals accepted, they will get the Sapiens bronze distinguishment. In the same way, when they get to have 500 trivias accepted they will get the Sapiens silver distinguishment and when they get to have 1,000 trivias accepted, they will get the Sapiens golden distinguishment. Finally, if a player is really a winner and hungry for triumphs, and reaches 3,000 or more accepted trivias, ilustrum will award them the Sapiens ruby distinguishment.
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How can I know how many accepted trivia I have?

Visit your profile page and you will see a progress bar next to your avatar. This progress bar indicates the number of trivia that are left to get the silver-plated distinction. When you get the silver-plated distinction, then the bar represents the number of trivia left for the golden-plated distinction.
You can also find this progress bar by clicking on the My trivias link above your avatar in your profile page.

Badges

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What is a Badge?

Badges are accomplishments that the game awards you for completing a concrete challenge.
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Where can I see my Badges?

You will find the "Badges" section at the top right part of your profile page. Press "view all" to find out which badges you already obtained and what you need to do to get the remaining. You can also check them here.
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What do I receive for obtaining a Badge?

Badges are symbols that confer presence and experience in the Community. Besides that, some badges may include a reward in Luxus or Sestertius.

Jokers

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What is the Joker?

The Joker is a special card that you can use to replace any missing ilustrum from any collection.
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How can I get the Joker?

You can acquire the Joker from the ilustrum Store. Jokers can be purchased individually or in a 10 item pack.
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When can I use a Joker?

You can use them whenever you want to replace an ilustrum that is missing.
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How many times can I use a Joker?

Each Joker can only be used once to replace any ilustrum from any collection.
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How are Jokers used?

To use a Joker follow these steps:
  1. Open the album of the collection where you want to use the Joker.
  2. Click on the Joker image in the space of the ilustrum that you want to obtain.
  3. Confirm in the pop up screen that you want to carry out the action.
  4. The ilustrum you desire will appear in the new ilustrums zone and you can drag it to the album.
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Can I change a Joker for an ilustrum from another player or sell it for sestertius?

No, the Joker cannot be swapped or sold, it is non-transferable.

ilustrum League

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What is the ilustrum League?

Its a closed competition within ilustrum where you can earn especial prizes.
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How to join the ilustrum League?

Once the League has started you can join by going to the League page. Each League is independent, so you must join each one of them separately.
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Which collections participate on the League?

On the League page you will find the collections elegible for each League. If you have joined the League and started some of the collections you will see them marked on the collection menu.
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How do I earn points for the ilustrum League?

In general, when you finish a collection included in the League you will earn the points you obtained by answering trivias. Please check specific rules for each league in the League main page.
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What happens if I do not finish the collection within the League period?

You won’t accumulate those points for that specific League.
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Which prizes can I earn in the ilustrum League?

The prizes you can earn are located in the League main page.
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What is the INVICTUS badge?

INVICTUS badge is awarded to the winner of each League. It will stay visible on the user picture during 1 month.

Legions

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What's a Legion?

It is a group of players united by interest.
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Who can create a Legion?

Any player who's reached at least Level 2 (Libertus).
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How many players can be part of a Legion?

A Legion can have up to a maximum of 25 members.
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Who is the leader of the Legion?

It is the player who created the Legion.
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How many legions can I join?

You can only be a member of one legion. To change Legion, you have to leave the one you belong to.
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How many types of Legion are there?

There are 3 types of Legion:
  • Public: Any player can access.
  • Private: Only the Legion Leader can invite you.
  • With Invitation: You must send a request to the leader in order to access their Legion, who can reject or accept it.
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How can I join a Legion?

Use the legions search box and access the one you like, if it is public, or send a request to join it, if by invitation. You can also join a private legion if his leader invites you previously.
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Can I leave a Legion?

You can always leave a Legion when you want.
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Can I be expelled from a Legion?

The Legion Leader can kick out whoever they want from their Legion.
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How can I invite people to join my private Legion?

Only if you are the Leader of a private Legion you can ask to the future members through their profile page, underneath of the information area you will find a button to join them.
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Can I change the name of my Legion?

No, once the Legion is created you can not change its name.
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What is the Legion Chat?

Chat is a feature that can be used by members of the Legion to chat with each other.
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Is there a list of the best Legions?

Yes, it's rated according to the number of gladius Legions have accumulated. Every two weeks the gladius markers of all the legions are set to zero and new Legion season starts.
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How are gladius added to a Legion?

Whenever a member of the Legion finishes a public collection, the gladius collected are added to the classification of the legion to which they belong at the time. If a member leaves or is expelled from one legion, the gladius accumulated by that member will continue on the scoreboard of that legion.
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What are the Legion seasons?

Every two weeks a new Legion season starts: that day the gladius markers of all the legions are set to zero. At the end of the season, the members of the Legion at the top position in the ranking earn an exclusive badge.
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Can I play ilustrum without being member of any Legion?

Of course, you can freely play ilustrum without joining any Legion.

General configuration

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How can I send a private message to another player?

You can do it in two ways:
  • One is to go to the profile of the player you want to send a message to and click on Send message.
  • Or go to your message box, click the New message button, start to write the name of a player and select it from the dropdown list.
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How can I change the language of the ilustrum interface?

The interface language can be changed through the links in the footer of the website. You can also change it from your account settings.
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How can I change the language of a collection that I have started?

You can change its language from your profile, in the 'playing' collections tab; access the configuration of the collection by clicking on the gear icon of the collection you want to configure. You will find all the available languages for that collection.
You can also change its language from the main page of the desired collection. You will find a gear icon next to the album cover.
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How can I change my ilustrum profile photo?

The players who have Facebook linked to ilustrum will use, initially, your facebook profile photo. However all players, including those linked to Facebook, can change the image from their user profile page.
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How can I quit a collection that I have started?

If you want to quit a collection that you have already started, go to the home page of that collection. Next to the album cover, you will see a toothed gear, click on this gear and a pop-up window will appear. There you will be able to quit a collection. You can also access to the configuration pop-up from your playing collections list in your profile page. Remember – you will permanently lose everything you have in the collection if you quit it. Later, if you wish, you can start it again from zero.
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How can I view a collection I have already finished?

If you want to view a collection you have already finished, go to your profile page. You will see a box with a 'completed' label with all the collections you have finished. Click on any of them to view a finished album again.

Brutus

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Who is Brutus?

Brutus is the sentinel of the ilustrum community. His function is to ensure good practice for everybody in every site related with ilustrum™.
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What does Brutus watch?

  1. That you use correct language and behaviour: You are not allowed to use inappropriate language that may offend, discredit or insult other users. There will also be sanctions for behaviour that incites violence, racism, sexism, etc. This rule will also be applied to nicks and avatars.
  2. Tolerance and respect to other users: ilustrum is a multicultural and multilingual community, open to all and where everyone has the opportunity to participate in different subjects and languages.
  3. Good use of ilustrum You should make proper use of your account and ilustrum profile. You may not use the system fraudulently and/or try to manipulate it to influence your playing results. For example have several dormant accounts only for collecting Sestertius, and then to transfer those to another account.
  4. The use of the brand or emblems of ilustrum, such as the Dominus icon or the ilustrum logo on profile photos or in ilustrums in any collection.
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What can Brutus do if I don’t follow his rules?

Depending on your infringement, Brutus could send you a warning message for you to solve some problem that has been detected in your account. And, if you repeatedly infringe the rules of participation, Brutus will proceed to expel you for a few days. If your fault is very serious, Brutus will block your account permanently. Brutus reserves the right to ban you directly with no warning, if they consider it appropriate.
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What is the function of NON GRATA?

The NON GRATA function allows you to block contact with those users who you want to avoid. Either because you have been treated badly, or have been annoyed or cheated at some time. The blocked user will not be able to send you messages nor do permutatios with you, nor you with them.

Creatium

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What is CREATIUM?

Creatium is the space for creating content in ilustrum. Creatium consists of 3 areas: VOTE, PROPOSE TRIVIA and CREATE.
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What can I do in CREATIUM?

Each area of the Creatium area is designated to a specific function for creating and promoting content by the users themselves in ilustrum.
In the CREATE area, any user with at least Legionarius status can create their own collection of ilustrums, choosing their own images, the topic and the trivia.
In the PROPOSE TRIVIA area, all ilustrum users can add trivias to the collections being created and earn sestertius for doing it.
In the VOTE area, all users can vote and give Creatium points to the completed collections so as to decide which will be the next one that can be played on ilustrum.
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How long before the next collection comes out?

Go to the VOTE area, there you will see a counter that will indicate how long before the next collection comes out which will be the most voted.
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What do I gain by participating in CREATIUM?

Depending on the area you participate in, ilustrum will reward you according to your effort and accuracy.
If a user creates a collection and it gets the most votes, so that it can be played on ilustrum, this Dominus will be compensated with an orange star icon on their profile photo which carries the title of Dominus, with the recognition and distinction that this bears.
The user who proposes a trivia, which the Dominus of the collection accepts, will earn 5 luxus for the trivia proposed.
Finally, if a user votes for a collection, it will be him/her who decides which collections will be played on ilustrum.

Create public collections

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Who is the dominus of a collection?

It is the person who has created the collection and is in charge of checking the trivia proposals from other players to decide whether to accept or reject them.
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How can I create a collection?

In the upper part of your user profile you will find the option Creatium, it explains the conditions, requirements and instructions for creating one. First of all, we will ask you to send us some sample trivias and ilustrums so that our team can check over your subject, the quality of writing and the trivias that you send. For more information consult The 5 Phases to becoming Dominus.
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When will my collection be published?

Your collection will be published once all trivias are accepted, then it will be transferred to Creatium Vote. It will remain there a maximum of 60 rounds. When it reaches the first position it will become public to all the ilustrum community.
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My collection has not reached the first position in any of the 60 rounds. What happens now?

If your collection has not won any of the first 60 rounds it will be published the following saturday.
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Why do some players have an orange star on their avatar?

Because they are dominus, which means that they have created at least one collection.
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Why are collections discontinued?

Collections can be discontinued for various reasons:
  1. The theme of the collection or the collection itself has become outdated over time.
  2. The quality of the trivia and graphic contents of the collection could be improved.
  3. The dominus does not correct reported trivias.
  4. It is subject to some type of claim for intellectual property rights.
  5. Under ilustrum's editorial criteria.

Create private collections

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What is a private collection?

Private collections are a type of albums that remain closed to public: they can only be played when being invited. Those are not indexed in the catalog. Private collections are not reviewed by our team and the content does not become public under any circumstance.
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How can I create my own collection?

Located on the upper bar there is a button with a pencil shaped on it. This gives you access to the Creatium's Create your collection section.

Privacy and property rights

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What types of images can I use to make my ilustrums?

You can use any image, provided you have the author's consent and permission to use it. Of course also images with Creative-Commons licenses such as fan-arts and images of that are of your own authorship can be used. For more information go to the Terms and conditions page and read the section on intellectual property.
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An Ilustrum user has used an image of mine without having my permission nor asking permission to use it in their album. What I can do?

If you own a picture and/or contents of an album and the Dominus of that collection has not asked your permission, you must prove that you have the rights to these images and/or content. Then we will inform the Dominus of the matter and proceed to remove the image from the album and if necessary, withdraw the whole album if is shown to infringe copyright law in most of its ilustrums.