Shards are a promotion system in PW that refresh monthly. If you reach 100 shards before the month ends, you get a promotion if you’re a member; 125 shards before the month ends for moderators. Promotion from 2ic only occurs when a leader chooses them to be promoted, most likely when the leader retires. However, embers are negative shards. Embers burn shards you gain, so try not to get them! If you have 50 embers, you get a demotion. However, shards can make up for embers (i.e., you received 4 embers, but you also received 2 shards, you would only have 2 embers).
Attending Miscellaneous Events — 10 Shards
Attending Unscheduled Events — 10 Shards
Attending Invasions — 15 Shards
Attending Defenses — 20 Shards
Recruiting 5 troops — 25 Shards
Recruiting 10 troops — 50 Shards
Missing One Invasion* — 2 Embers
Missing 2 Invasions Consecutively* — 10 Embers
Missing One Defense* — 3 Embers
Missing 2 Defenses Consecutively* — 15 Embers
Missing Miscellaneous Events* — 2 Embers
Missing Obligatory Events* — 20 Embers
* = Only received if you didn’t provide a valid excuse.