Pillar III: NFTs
There will be three main kinds of NFTs in Apeiron: Planets, Stars and Relics. These NFTs are unique, non-fungible ERC 721 Tokens that can be bought and sold. They can be transferred to the sidechain in later phases. Below are the key points of the system, proceeding from Planets to Stars to Relics:

Planet NFTs and Planet Breeding

Planets are where the main gameplay loop happens and are necessary to play Apeiron. Players have several options to acquire their first Planet NFT: (1) they may join a gaming guild to get a non-transferable seed planet to try the game; (2) they can purchase a Primeval Planet - the “Gen 0” Planets that have never been bred before - from our Primeval Planets Presale; (3) they may purchase any Planet available on the marketplace. Every planet is made up of a combination of unique traits and attributes split between the four elements. Planets come at different rarities, where the rarer Planets will have higher chances of getting rare traits and elemental distributions.
  • Initial Planet Presale: The Primeval Planets are progenitors of all other Planets in the Godiverse. 84% of these will be available for sale to the public, 15% will be sold to strategic partners and 1% will be reserved and distributed to Players as rewards.
  • Renting Planets: Players who have extra Planets can rent to other players for a fixed period of time. In this case, the owner receives a fixed share of the resources that the tenant generates during their play. The tenant may not use the Planet for Celestial Conjunction, but they may reset the Planet as many times as they wish.
  • Free to Play x Gaming Guilds: For those who want to try Apeiron for free but don't have or wish to buy a Planet of their own, they may join one of our gaming guild partners, who will provide them with a free, non-transferable seed planet for them to play!
  • Elemental Distribution: Planets will have 100 elemental points distributed among the four traditional elements: Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. This distribution forms the basic attributes of a Planet, not only does it affect the Planet’s appearance, it also affects the types of objects the player and Doods can grow. Furthermore, a more concentrated elemental distribution will give access to more powerful skills and miracles.
  • Planetary Traits: In addition to its elements, Planet can obtain traits though Planet simulation, with some traits being rarer than others. While many traits will have a direct impact on gameplay, some are purely cosmetic.
Planet Breeding: Should a player acquire more than one Planet through the galactic NFT marketplace, they will be able to perform what is called a Celestial Conjunction. A Celestial Conjunction takes the Planetary Elemental Distribution and Traits of both parent Planets - their spiritual essence - and generates a new one. By repeating the process of Celestial Conjunction, players will be able to “breed” their own utopias. These new planets will be their own unique NFTs which can be either kept for play or sold on the marketplace.
Celestial Conjunctions,
  • Through Celestial Conjunctions, the player will be able to concentrate their elemental attributes to make incredible Primal Planets - a Primal Fire Planet, for example, will have its whole surface wreathed in flames. Players will be able to unlock special rewards for creating Primal Planets and other types of unique worlds.
  • New Planets will have a higher chance to inherit traits from either of the two parent Planets used, as well as gain other traits randomly from the pool.
  • These are the requirements to conduct the holy rite of Celestial Conjunction to breed your own planet NFT worlds: first and foremost, you’ll need to own 2 planets. Then, you’ll need to pay a certain amount of Apeiros (APRS) and Anima (ANIMA), our governance token and play-to-earn token, respectively. Once you have paid the fee and selected the two planets from your collection, then the ritual can commence.
    • The amount of APRS needed for each ritual will be static, but the amount of ANIMA will go up as you use the planets more times. Ultimately, each planet can only be used to produce 3 additional planets. After that, the planet cannot be used in Celestial Conjunction.
Primeval Legacy Traits for Master Breeding: What does a Primeval Legacy Trait do? Essentially, when a Primeval Legacy activates, it will guarantee that your new planet does not fall below a certain minimum threshold for the dominant element. For example, let’s imagine you have two planets, an Earth Planet and a Fire Planet. The Fire Planet has the “Primeval Legacy: Pillar of Flames, which has an associated minimum threshold of 80% for the Fire element. When you make your new planet through a Celestial Conjunction ritual, then, the new planet will have a guaranteed at least 80% Fire element. Check out the table below for some examples:
Basically, whichever Trait value is bigger will be the one to activate. Looking at the Table above, let’s imagine I have one planet with the Primeval Legacy: Dunes and one with the Primeval Legacy: Pillar of Flames. In this case, since 80 > 55, the Pillar of Flames will be the one to activate, and my new planet will have 80% Fire.
The new planet will have a 10% chance to inherit the trait for EACH parent AND grandparent that shares the same trait, up to a maximum of 60% (both parents and 4 grandparents). Primeval Legacy helps players have some control over the planet breeding process.
Planet Age: Planet age is important for one reason: it unlocks more Relic slots. Relic slots allow players to insert Relic NFTs — powerful items or characters found across the godiverse — and use them for play for that particular planet. The older the planet, the more Relic slots it has! The more Relics, the more potential power you can boost into that planet.
When a planet is born, its age is set to 0, and it will increase by 1 every day. Once it reaches a certain age — shown in the table below — it will advance to the next age group, unlocking more relic slots. The earlier you breed, the better — as the more time passes, the older and more powerful the planet!
You may not want to necessarily wait before your planet reaches the next age tier. In this case, the Sanctuary section of the Marketplace offers ways for you to speed up the aging process. Notably, through the rite known as Chronomerging, you can sacrifice one planet and automatically add its age to another’s.
Avatar Cosmetics: Avatar Cosmetics are separated among 3 parameters: Weapon, Head and Body. Head and Body are inter-inheritable between elements AND classes, so whatever the parent planets have, you can expect the child to likely pick up! The Weapon, on the other hand, is bound to class, so that will follow whatever class the child has. There are thousands of potential combinations, making each Avatar unique!

Stars

Stars are similar to the “Lands” in other NFT games. Players may purchase Stars via Stella Tabula chests. Ownership of a Star provides passive bonuses to all Planets orbiting it. Additionally, rare Stars may come with Celestial Objects like dark nebulae or black holes with their own explorable adventures. Like Planets, Stars are NFTs that may be bought and exchanged. Stars will also have their own passive traits which will provide either cosmetic or gameplay bonuses.
  • Each Star comes with at least one orbital track for a planet. Planets must be “parked” in the orbital track to receive that Star’s benefits. Orbital tracks may be rented out to other players when not in use by the owner.
  • Owners will receive bonuses from player activities (e.g. other players exploring Celestial Objects or planet development) happening within the star’s system.

Relics

When a player initiates an Armageddon, they are given a chance to convert their items and Apostles into Relics. Relics may be Apostles, Equipment, Skill Cards, Cosmetics and even rare Planetary Wonders that might otherwise be lost during reset. To mint an object into a Relic NFT, the player must spend Apeiros. These Relics may be installed into a Planet’s Relic Slot and activated in the next Planetary cycle. Once they are activated for a new cycle or for a new planet, Relics revert back to their original form, and must be converted again into a Relic if they are to be used in a future cycle, necessitating a further expenditure of tokens, which requires either more play or purchase on the marketplace.
  • Relics are unique NFT of NFTs that can be openly traded with others. Relics provide a form of permanent progression for players that also gives them an incentive to interact with the marketplace.

Presales:

Planet NFT Presales (ETA: March)

The first 4,586 Planet NFTs generated will be the rarest Planets in the Apeiron metaverse: the Primeval Planets. These limited edition, never-again-minted NFTs feature exclusive cosmetic and meta tags, and their pre-sales will raise capital for the project. They will also grant their owners access to special privileges such as pre-launch Celestial Conjunction opportunities, beta gameplay, and more.

Stella Tabula Lottery and Presales (Date: TBA)

Some Star plots in Apeiron will be sold to early buyers - specifically, a total of 11,498 Stars will be made available for Sale in the form of Stella Tabulas. Stella Tabulas are chests containing Stars from across the many galaxies of the Apeiron universe. Besides a guaranteed Star, the chest may also contain up to ten Celestial Items to customize your Star. Stella Tabulas come at different rarity tiers, ranging from common to divine: higher rarity Stella Tabulas come with better chances at scoring Ancient Stars and legendary items. Stella Tabulas will be initially sold through a lottery available to those who stake our Apeiros token.

Marketplace & Wrapped ETH

All NFTs will be sold in public marketplaces. Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) is the native currency for these Marketplaces. To help users minimize costs and weather ETH gas fee fluctuations, we use sidechain tech and Wrapped Ethereum for stable marketplace operations. ETH supply increased by 2.3% per year while Bitcoin increased by 4% and the US dollar increased by almost 10% in 2021. Ethereum is currently transitioning from proof of work (PoW) to proof of stake (PoS), and once the process is complete, projected supply growth will become negative (around -1.9 % per year).