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  1. Peter Montalt recites the missive, with some modifications. “…Though your body may break and your life’s blood stain the ground, know that you make the holiest of sacrifices for the Lord King of Balian, whom is still banished from our lands for adultery many years ago (we chose to forget this).”
  2. “…Tatake.” Said Gorb’Gorkil in the corner
  3. "Friar Villorik, Firstly, I must commend you on your observations. I do not mean to pen this letter as some sort of refutation, but rather a supplement to your thinking; perhaps, my response will allow you to ponder more over the why the issue you mention persists. Unlike its promulgation, the High Pontiff is no longer seen as the direct 'representative' of our Lord's will, but rather, the shepherd of Canonist thought. As such, the 'role' of the Church has often molded to the direction of its master; the Vicar. Under Lucien, it was the faith militant. Under others, it was rather a scholarly institution. To most, it was to keep the peace. Compared to most contemporary history, we now live in unprecedented times. Why is that? To put it simply, there is no Fidei Defensor. Historically, the role of the Church was intertwined with a Crowned Emperor (thus, the common saying of "Crown and Laurel"). The Church relied on the Emperor to quite literally "defend the faith", and for the most part, relied on the influence of an Empire to spread its political will. Obviously there have been many independent cases where this relationship has been soured (such as Owyn III), often leading to trends such as an independent papal state, an independent church militia, schisms, etcetera. But when you study the scrolls and even the history of our Church, this has been prescribed as the trend. It is largely known that the Emperor and High Pontiff were dependent on each other, each in different ways. Now to your point, the Church is forced to back the political ambitions of the largest human conglomerate, because there is no Empire and Fidei Defensor for them to rely on. We have seen this with the previous struggle with both Aaun and Haense; effectively, the nation who bought the most majority support of humanity was often the nation which earned the political capital of the Church. Why did the Church intercede in the death of King Edmund of Aaun, but not the King Frederick of Oren? Because one nation was still victorious, and the other wasn't. Some may call this as politics, and while I must agree that some actions of the Church have certainly been malicious, I would prescribe it to mere survival. I am unsure of how to remedy this, but perhaps an independent state and militia may be the answer. But then, we have seen that an independent Church has always violated the political interests of human countries. Will this bring another schism? Who knows. - Father Adelric"
  4. Geopolitical Derfey comments, “I think they forgot a member of the ‘Canonist’ alliance.”
  5. "LETS ******* GOOOOO!!!" Said Jonny Fortesque.
  6. Robert 'Derfei' Alstion makes some modifications to the public missive: The Archbishop of Albarosa, The Prince Merryweather Lord Commander, The Viscountess Valence Governor of the King’s Person, HRH Prince Robert Alstion Defender of the Faith Sir Gawyn Tiber Knight Grandmaster of the Order of Paradisus, Ms. Melina Dieuxmont, And Sjt. Louis Haverlock.
  7. Skimmed through the post and while I agree with some of these arguments, realistically there's only so much staff can do about this. I really think this plague of determining "proper conflict" has devolved to an issue with player mentality, not a specific ruleset. We've seen combat and conflict rulesets dramatically change over the past few years, but these issues still persist. Why? At the end of the day, the responsibility of changing and guiding how playerbases approach conflict roleplay falls on the leaders of communities (not necesssarily the NL, but for example, a military leader). If people really care about the issue of CRP vs. PVP, set an example of having a good mentality as the leader of your RP group. If you set an example of CRPing in good faith, and PVPing when needed (or if both parties are down to just pvp), the grunts/noobs that follow you will inevitably adopt the same practice. We often see many people talk about how they've had the greatest CRP duels ever regardless of the outcome, because the two players beforehand set mutual standards for what that conflict would look like. Imagine now, if military/community leaders set that example for the people under them. At the end of the day: sure, there's still rules to work on (Re: Xarkly's post about mechanical running). But at the same time, there's only so much change in the rules that we can administrate. It falls on RP leaders of militaries and communities who care about these issues to set the example of when it's fair to CRP, and when it's fair to PVP. Only then, we might see some change spread across the server.
  8. Sir Peter Montalt, Baronet of Ivanovich in Veletz, signs the missive.
  9. "We must introduce him to Bertha Potte." Sir Peter proposes the idea to Edward Galbraith and his Vilac relatives. @chaotikal @Evrocentrik @𝖂𝖆𝖌𝖜𝖆𝖓
  10. "Godanistan this, Godanistan that. These Raev are going to drive me insane." Sir Peter Montalt prepares a small gift for his cousin Oksana in celebration of the new birth.
  11. Sir Peter Montalt, battered and bruised, is wheeled off in a wagon by Willy Horen following the battle at the cliff. The army, despite their numbers, was pincered by both sides in the great Urguan halls - it was a fatal mistake to take a battle at that position. In the midst of many haybales, the Verbantine commandant weeps for Gerhardt.
  12. Farewell, my dear father, Until I am worthy enough to meet you again in the golden fields of Mardon. Sir Peter sat in the flowing river of the hills of Middelan, laying his sword in front of both his deceased parents and the brother he never knew.
  13. Discord: Chennster MC Name:Chennster RP Name: Ser Peter Montalt Timezone: EST
  14. Ser Peter Montalt readies his horse for the momentous challenge to come. He reminisces over his duel with the King of Numendil some months prior, wondering if they may compete once more across the arena.
  15. “Thank you, Ben. Thank you for making me swole, when no one else believed in me.” Conrad de Falstaff salutes.
  16. The cold, stony ambiance of the Czernin hall was eerily quiet, save for the reverberated echoes of Captain Peter and his brigade of militant merchants and glorified brigands. The men had finished a fine day’s work of Balianese animal slaughter, and instead of joining his men in the Crow’s Catch Tavern, he retreated to his quarters to bear the news. If not for the safety of his leathered gloves, his palm would have been ravaged by his nails. He hated this feeling: weakness. Helplessness. His father would not be there to scorn him, his siblings to mock him, and most importantly: his mother to uplift him. For the first time, he truly felt alone. It made him sick to the stomach. He reminisced fondly over his youth in Petra, and childlike antics behind his mother’s back - traversing the long alleyways of Mardon after sitting through long, boring meetings of the Round Table with his mother. He remembered her worried look after their home was traded over to the Aaunites, yet her presence was enough solace to him. He now regretted leaving her for his multiple yearly ventures to the sea, his calm pastime, and his repertoire with his mother over the years diminished. I wish she knew not to worry for my safety. He thought to himself. I wish she knew of the friends I met, the adventures I had, and the rash decisions I made. I wish she knew that I learned everything I needed to be a man. I wish she knew I missed her. His hand rose to stop the tear that began forming in his eye. I wish she knew I want to make her proud.
  17. Ser Peter Montalt considers the bright future of Adria under the stewardship of the Crown and cloth.
  18. "How do I sign up." Says Peter Montalt.
  19. Peter Montalt is ecstatic to celebrate an event for his Ivanovich cousin!
  20. This feels like a private conversation to be had with administrators or moderation, and I am sure they were aware of all evidence when ruling on whether he’s changed his behavior on this server. If the post is to “let the community decide”, what is the community deciding here? Since when was the appeal process and a player’s status on the server decided by a community feedback post, and not by staff? If you want to confer to a general discussion about when a player should not be allowed to roleplay on the server and what general rules should follow, that’s fine, but this seems more like an exposé than an actual discussion.
  21. “Loyalty knows no man except for Sir Edmond of the Blackwald. Petty squires and aspiring knights will deplore themselves for not being born decades before, to have witnessed his numerous tenets of bravery.” The aged Baron of Guise remarks.
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