The Uniqueness of Your Rivermen
Engaging into the BianRiverse | Rivermen NFT
As stated in the previous article, Rivermen NFT has a total supply of 10,000 (some airdropped NFT has not been claimed yet so the total supply on Opensea is about 9,900). In this article, we will introduce Rivermen NFT in different aspects of rarities, including appearance, occupations, and synthesis.
Appearance, Am I Special?
Rivermen has many properties, such as hat, head, jacket, shoes, trousers, type, and more can be fully viewed on Opensea. Among these properties, we usually think heads are the most important ones, while hats may be the second due to their attractiveness. Ranks can be viewed on Rarity.tools.
Head style is the most visually distinct property. It is innovatively designed with Chinese cultural elements. Most Rivermen have a head of human beings, while some have different styles. Mahjong, a four-player entertainment game developed in 19th century China, is considered a super unique head style. There are 1–9 barrels in head style, representing a series of symbols in Mahjong. Teapots and teacups (called Vup in Rivermen NFT) are also unique styles. There is also rice, dumplings, noodles, buns in head style for saying that cuisine culture is a special custom in ancient China and lasts until today.
If you don’t know much about the meaning behind these cultural elements, don’t worry. We will publish independent articles talking more about Rivermen's head and hat style in Chinese culture as they are they most important elements in Rivermen’s appareance. Stay tuned!
Occupations, the Hidden Property
While occupations are not listed in properties on Opensea, they are super important as well. Unlike some other NFTs named by series number, each Rivermen NFT has a name or title as its occupation. There are 202 different occupations and each one represents a character in Qingming Shanghe Tu.
For example, the pawn on the left has a Kirin head and Plum Blossom hat, which are 1% rare among all pawns (Don’t worry if you don’t know what Kirin is. You will know it soon). Besides these, it has an occupation in its name — The Audience. This indicates this pawn’s position in Qingming Shanghe Tu. There are other pawns who have the same occupation but in different appearances.
Occupations also have rarities, which are not displayed on Opensea or Rarity.tools. They were designed to be discovered by the community. The community has found that some occupations are rare, which belong to only 10 or 15 pawns among all Rivermen, while some common occupations have a total number of 50.
But how does occupation affect Rivermen and BianRiverse? It actually has a big influence on Rivermen synthesis, a gaming rule for further engaging with BianRiverse.
Synthesis, Core of the Game
In BianRiverse, there are a total number of 11 universes. One is the Main Universe, named The Lord of the Space, and will be on auction soon. The other parallel 10 universes, called the WHOLE, will be synthesized by Rivermen pawn NFTs.
The synthesis rules were listed by the Rivermen team before as below: synthesize pawns into a SCENE; synthesize scenes into a PLACE; synthesize places into a PART; synthesize parts into a WHOLE. A Whole is a parallel universe of the main universe. Remember there are only 10 Wholes in BianRiverse. If you have one, it is super unique!
Each Whole contains 202 pawns of different occupations. You have to own all 202 occupations for synthesizing into a Whole, or you can synthesize a scene or place and trade with others. As mentioned, there are only 10 Wholes in BianRiverse, meaning only 2020 pawns will be in Wholes. What happens to other pawns not in a Whole? Are there benefits if we own a scene or a place? We will answer those questions in the next article.
As of today, the synthesis function is live on Rivermen official website. Try to put a group of your pawns and check if they can be synthesized into a Scene. If they cannot, it will notify you without losing any gas. NOT all scenes are open to synthesis yet. Try to combine your pawn!