Your territory is the home for you and your pride! It's important to make sure you have enough room for everyone so they can have plenty of space to grow. This page explains what territory is, how to expand your territory, how to manage it, and how lions fit into territory slots.
Territory is what determines how big your pride can be. Your pride leader does not count towards territory space. Your territory size directly affects how many adult lionesses you can house, as well as how many cubs and adolescents can reside within your pride, and how many lionesses you can set to the broodmother role.
You are able to see how many territory slots you have by scrolling down on your den page to the very first box shown. Territory: # is the amount of territory slots you own. To reiterate what was mentioned above, the amount of territory you have determines how many adult lionesses (2 years of age or older) you can own. You can have one (1) adult lioness for every one (1) territory slot you have. For example, a territory size of five (5) means that you can house five (5) adult lionesses. Cubs, adolescents, submales, and frozen lions do not count towards your territory as they have their own slots.
If you have reached your limit with territory, you will not be able to receive any lions via trade or transfer, nor will you be able to claim lionesses in Explore, or claim lions from any other site features that offer them. If you need more space, you must get rid of an adult lioness, whether by chasing, killing, nature reserving, selling, etc. You may also continue to expand your territory, whether through PVP or by paying for more territory.
Note that managing your territory is very important. It's easy to get lost in the thought of hoarding dozens of gorgeous lions, and you may end up with more lionesses on your plate than you can manage! If this happens, you may end up having lions run away due to low mood, hunger, or overcrowding.
Each pride leader starts off Lioden with two (2) free territory slots. In order to expand your pride, you will need to expand your territory. There are two ways to do this: fighting via Player vs Player (PVP) and paying SB and GB. You can reach a total of 40 territory slots without utilising premium currency. You can fight for all of 40 of your territory, or you can pay for 20 and then fight for 20. Note that you can only buy up to 20 territory for SB. Once you reach 20 territory, whether via PVP or paying for them, you must then PVP for your final 20 "free" territory slots.
If you wish to expand your territory for free, you can do so through PVP. PVP, or "Player vs Player", is an option that can be found near the bottom of every player's den page, beneath their caves and above their allies table.
You can fight a player for Skill, Experience, and Territory.
As this page deals with territory, we will focus on fighting other players for territory. Other players can only be fought for territory once per rollover, so if the option to fight for territory does not appear, they have already had someone else fight them for territory that rollover. You will have to find someone else.
A good way to find other pride leaders that are near your level would be to go to Crossroads, then click on Territory near the bottom of the map.
You'll come across this page, showing you a map of your territory and the territories of other leaders that surround you.
Every pride leader within these surrounding tiles is around your level, with the lowest leaders being two levels below you. This is a fast and efficient way to find leaders that might be easy enough for you to defeat in PVP. You'll want to double-check each leader's total Stats and their Skill stat before you decide to fight them! You can absolutely defeat a pride leader with higher stats than your own, but it won't be easy; however, ensuring your leader's Skill stat is higher than your enemy's will get you one step closer to victory.
Okay, so let's pick an opponent and actually fight them. Before we begin, though, be sure you have at least 20% energy and that your leader is at or below 80% hunger—you can't fight on an empty stomach!
You might wonder, "What happens if I win? Does the opposing leader lose any of their territory? ...Do I lose territory if I lose the fight?" The pride leader you have chosen to fight will not lose territory if you win the battle. You will not lose territory if you lose the battle. Winning will grant you +1 territory, +80 to 120 experience, and +6% impression. Losing will not get you anything but +10 to 30 experience. No one's territory count will be harmed, and nothing on the opponent's account will be touched.
+1 territory space
+80 to 120 experience
+6 impression progress
Wow, you won! Great job! You've also lost -20% energy, an unfortunate downside to PVP. Not a bad price to pay for another territory expansion though, hm?
Now, if you weren't so lucky, you'll see the following message.
+10 to 30 experience
You can say goodbye to that effort (and your energy), but you can always try again after a 2-hour cooldown.
If you want to take the easy way out, you can pay SB to expand your territory slots by clicking on the (+) next to your territory count on your den page. Note that when buying territory, each slot increases in cost by 50 SB higher than the previous slot's cost.
|1 and 2
|550 SB or PVP
|100 SB or PVP
|600 SB or PVP
|150 SB or PVP
|650 SB or PVP
|200 SB or PVP
|700 SB or PVP
|250 SB or PVP
|750 SB or PVP
|300 SB or PVP
|800 SB or PVP
|350 SB or PVP
|850 SB or PVP
|400 SB or PVP
|900 SB or PVP
|450 SB or PVP
|950 SB or PVP
|500 SB or PVP
Once you hit 40 territory, the only way to expand your territory further is by paying with Gold Beetles.
|2 GB each
|3 GB each
|4 GB each
|5 GB each
|10 GB each
You can have an unlimited amount of territory. After Slot #252, all slots purchased have a set price of 10 GB each.
For every one (1) territory slot that you own, you are given five (5) cub slots. You cannot choose to expand your cub slots specifically; they only get expanded once you expand your territory slots. Cubs and adolescents take up your cub slots until they reach adulthood, at which point they will occupy territory or male slots accordingly.
If you have reached your maximum amount of cubs, you are unable to breed your lionesses as you will not have any room for more cubs to be born. Your lionesses can give birth to an amount of cubs that will push you over your maximum amount, but you will be unable to breed until some cubs are abandoned, chased, killed, nature reserved, traded off, or removed from your account in any manner.
The amount of broodmothers you can have within a pride hinges on your territory amount. You can have one broodmother for every ten (10) territory slots you own, and the amount rounds up to the nearest ten; therefore, if you have eleven (11) territory, you can have two (2) broodmothers.
Keep in mind that the above table is only an example of how broodmothers are calculated. The only limit to how many broodmothers you can have is determined by your territory amount.
In order to keep an adult male lion that is 2 years of age or older, you must first have an available (sub)male slot. Submales do not take up regular territory slots. They can only occupy submale slots. You cannot manually place a submale into a submale slot. Once a male lion ages up to 2 years, he will then automatically occupy an available submale slot. If no available slot exists, then he will run away upon aging up. You can reclaim submales that run due to lack of space after expanding your submale slots.
Unlike territory, which you can earn through PVP, the only way to "earn" submale slots is by purchasing them. As there isn't usually a point to owning more than one submale at a time, submale slots are priced much higher than territory slots and will quickly jump up in price between slots.
If you wish to expand your submale slots, click on the (+) next to your male slot count on your den page.
You can have an unlimited amount of submale slots. After Slot #5, all slots purchased have a set price of 15 GB each.
Frozen/immortal lions do not take up territory, cub slots, or male slots like living lions do. They occupy frozen slots! Frozen slots are used to hold any lions that you might make immortal by use of a jellyfish. There are four total kinds of jellyfish on the site, and three of them are related to freezing lions: Canopic Jellyfish, Jellyfish, and Turritopsis Jellyfish.
Freezing a lion will immortalise them and cause them to lose their personality, sex, and stats. They will never age, gain hunger, or lose mood. Frozen lions cannot be assigned any roles, breed, cub train, hunt, patrol, or protect cubs. They also cannot be placed into raffles as prizes, but they can be put up for trade and transferred to other players. You can customise and decorate your frozen lions at any time.
Note: Lions that are hunting, patrolling, offered in a raffle, offered in a trade, pregnant, or nursing cubs cannot be frozen. Lionesses must be on a 15 day breeding cooldown or lower in order to be frozen. Grandpaws cannot be frozen whatsoever.
Once you have frozen a lion, you have up to one (1) hour from the time that you froze them (or until rollover) to unfreeze them. Unfreezing a lion will remove their frozen/immortal status, placing them back at the age they were previously (with all other attributes [personality, stats, .etc] unaffected), as well as refunding the jellyfish used back to your hoard. If you do not unfreeze your lion within the provided hour timeframe, then you will not be able to unfreeze them at all. They will remain frozen permanently. If you no longer wish to retain your frozen lion, you can retire them to your Pride Dynasty at any time for a fee of 10 SB, so long as they are not secured. If you do not wish to pay, and you instead want to permanently get rid of your lion, you can kill them or send them to the nature reserve.
Unlike territory, which you can earn through PVP, the only way to "earn" frozen slots is by purchasing them. As frozen lions are essentially treated as pretty (albeit useless) trophies, frozen slots are priced much higher than territory slots and will quickly jump up in price between slots.
If you wish to expand your frozen slots, click on the (+) next to your frozen slot count on your den page.
You can have an unlimited amount of frozen slots. Slot #1 is free, Slot #2 costs 5 GB, and each subsequent slot that you purchase afterwards increases by +5 GB. The table above is only an example of frozen slot pricing up until Slot #20.
As was briefly touched upon earlier within this page, lions can and do leave your pride, whether due to low hunger, low mood, or overcrowding. That being said, the only lions that are at risk of running away are adolescents that are aging up from 1 year 11 months to 2 years (as they will become adults once you rollover, then leave your pride due to lack of space), non-custom adult lionesses, and adult submales. Cubs and adolescents 1 year 10 months of age or younger are not at risk of leaving. Frozen/immortal lions and custom lionesses made in the Oasis can never leave your pride due to neglect. If you are full on territory and/or submale slots and you have adolescents that will age up to adulthood upon rollover, you'll want to make room for them, otherwise they will leave due to overcrowding once they age up if there is not adequate room to house them.
Lost a precious lion that you really, really want to get back? Not to worry! When a lion leaves for any reason, you have up to seven (7) real life days to reclaim them, starting from the day that they left your pride. The limitation is to conserve server space—you can probably imagine how many lions would sit taking up space on the site's server because their owners stopped logging in and let them "sit" in the reclaim area. To combat this, lions that have not been reclaimed within seven (7) real life days of running away will be permanently deleted. It costs 200 SB to reclaim one adult lion. If your lions left due to overcrowding, you may need to expand your territory or male slots before attempting to reclaim your lions.
Lions that have left due to neglect or lack of space will go into a temporary holding area before they are permanently deleted. You can find this area at the bottom of your den page, below your caves and beetle mounds and just above your allies.
It is important to keep in mind that the reclaiming system operates based on real life days, NOT rollovers. If your lions have left your pride due to neglect or lack of space and you refrain from rolling over, the days you have to reclaim them will still go down each day at 2:05am Lioden time. The reclaiming system functions independently from personal rollovers. Again, if you do not reclaim these lions within seven (7) days, they are permanently deleted from the site and can never be retrieved.