Sword-For-Hire (Rental)

The bigger that his Barracks grows, The less the Master each Champion knows; The Master needs the Champs to fight, But the Champions need a guiding light. And so the Master is thus inspired, To take advantage of the Sword-for-Hire; He rents his Champs for golden pieces, And both his and others’ luck increases.

Rental Overview

The Red Village rental program (aka Sword-for-Hire) is a big step in growing The Red Village, allowing casual players to enter the ecosystem at scale, with no cost barriers. By enabling free-to-play (F2P) we increase accessibility and widen our potential audience. Importantly for current players, it will make discovering, utilising, and benefiting from all of your Champions even easier.
NOTE: Rental is in alpha testing. There are many future developments planned. It is still under construction. Instructional videos, overviews, tutorials, and more are all forthcoming. This is not a finished product. Feedback is welcome.

How Rental Works

To begin with, the rental platform is hosted by our partners IQ Protocol, backed by In future, we will bring the platform on to TheRedVillage website.
Effectively, when a rental is initiated, the original Champion NFT will be sent securely to the IQ protocol rental contract, where it is held in custody. An identical ‘clone’ version, known as a ‘wrapped’ NFT is then sent to the renter. This wrapped Champion can have conditions imposed upon it; for example, it cannot be transferred between wallets, cannot be sold, and cannot be used to Summon. It is automatically transferred back out of the renter’s wallet at the end of the predetermined rental period. Using this system, there is no risk to the renter, the owner, or the Champion.
Rented Champions can compete in 8 player Tournaments, SNGs, Community events, Championships, and 1v1s, but cannot be used in ‘Play-For-Keeps’ (To-The-Death) 1v1s.
A Champion cannot be used to Summon by either the owner, or the person who rented it, while it is rented. Keep this in mind if a Summoning Cycle is approaching!

How to Use Rental

Video Tutorial

Start with this introductory video by all-around legend, @AKidFromCompton. (COMING SOON!)
LISTING a Champion for Rent
RENTING a Champion
How to LIST a Champion for Rent
  1. 1.
    Head to IQ Protocol, connect your wallet, and then click ‘List NFT’
  2. 2.
    Choose the Champion/s you want to rent out and set your preferred conditions (terms)
    1. 1.
      In the near future IQ Protocol will have the ability to mass-upload Champions for larger Barracks
  3. 3.
    Submit transaction through your Metamask
  4. 4.
    When you want the Champion back, submit a transaction recalling the Champion. If the rental period is finished, it will be returned immediately. If the rental period is still ongoing, it will be returned immediately upon its completion.
How to AIRDROP a Champion to someone else
(complete the 'LIST' steps, then..)
  1. 1.
    Click "Rent"
  2. 2.
    Set rental period
  3. 3.
    Click the pencil Icon
  4. 4.
    Paste the wallet address you'd like to airdrop to and click the checkmark
  5. 5.
    Submit transaction through your Metamask
How to RENT a Champion
  1. 1.
    Head to IQ Protocol and connect your wallet
  2. 2.
    Choose the Champion you want to rent
  3. 3.
    Select the rental period. At this point you can also choose to send the Champion to a wallet other than your own, if you're feeling generous!
  4. 4.
    Press ‘Rent’ and sign the transaction. There is no transaction fee for this process; TRV will absorb it!

Rental Fees & Conditions

In this early phase, conditions that can be set are fairly limited. In future, there will be a lot more flexibility and customisation. Currently, the owner of a Champion can choose to:
  • Set the amount of time a Champion is rented out for (hours or days)
  • Set the rental fee (from $0 to $inifinity)
    • Currently this is paid in $USDC, in future, WETH will also be accepted
  • Set the revenue split between their own wallet and the renter’s wallet (this is how much will be paid to the owner of total (gross) earnings, not net earnings - so best to keep this at or below 20%!!)
    • This is also how XP will be split, when Runes are implemented into gameplay
Not available yet, but in future versions of rental, the owner will also be able to:
  • Choose how many Tournaments a rented Champion can compete in

Rental Restrictions

  • Rental Champions cannot compete in 1v1 ‘To-The-Death’ (ie “Play For Keeps” matches)
  • Rental Champions cannot be used to Summon
  • Rental Champions cannot be transferred between wallets or sold