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  1. Changed Status to Accepted
  2. Changed Status to Under Review Hi there, as you can see, you have been accepted onto the server! Well done on your application, you’re doing great! So now, I welcome you to the wonderful community of LotC! To get started, I suggest doing; /creq Can a CT monk come assist me starting out? ♥ Here are some links you may find useful while starting out! : https://wiki.lordofthecraft.net/index.php?title=Settlement_Guides https://wiki.lordofthecraft.net/index.php?title=Nations_and_Major_Charters Need help? Feel free to contact me via the forums or my discord [sarahbarah#0007]. I’m often online too, so you can message me with /message sarahbarah to find me in game. If I’m not around you can also use the LotC Discord which is right here! :https://discord.gg/lotc You can also use /creq ingame and me or my fellow CT members can help you that way! Lastly, For guides, tutorials, and how to request help from a CT member, please head to the New Player Hub found here: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/193743-new-player-hub/ Have a great time roleplaying, and I look forward to seeing you around in future! ♥
  3. THE QUEENS OF HOUSE RUTHERN “By Bones and Barrows” ISSUED BY FIRRESS VIORICA BARROW On the 1st day of Grona ag Droba of 444 E.S. SANGKRUV I RUTHER, Since the Rites of Worth were recently bestowed unto the kin of House Ruthern, I spent a year tirelessly researching the Queens of our lineage, scouring libraries across the realm for information about their lives, their achievements, and so on. In doing so, I sought to honour my family’s strong bloodline by granting each Queen hailing from House Ruthern a proper biography, in accordance with the trial I’ve recently undertaken, the Trial of Wit. Their biographies, in chronological order, have been documented and compiled below for all to read. ADELAJDA OF METTERDEN 1584 - 1620 Adelajda of Metterden was born to parents Demetrius Ruthern and Sophia Amador in the year 1584, twin to Aleksandra Abrielle and sister to three brothers Tuvya, Boris, and Viktor. Reportedly, she was quite close to her sister growing up and was very well-mannered as she grew up within the Royal Courts. Because of this, Adelajda gained substantial knowledge in courtly affairs, priming her for her eventual queenship as a result. As soon as the prospect of marriage to the King arose, however, the sisters’ relationship quickly soured as they both plotted against the other to win the King’s heart. Much to Aleksandra’s dismay, the Crown Prince favoured Adelajda first, and thus, she would consequently ascend to the role of Queen-consort through her marriage to King Marius I of Haense. Since the start of her reign, Adelajda’s perception amongst courtiers was seen only as negative. Her wedding gown alone had cost the crown a fortune and would prove to be a turning point in history. Adelajda was known to leave the court unattended often and when she was present, she lacked the proper etiquette and regality for a woman of her station. For many years it was of no surprise that Adelajda’s relationship with her husband grew loveless as most political marriages do. Because of this, her popularity within her court grew thinner each year. Once the battle to Courland was lost, Adelajda’s exile seemed to be a relief to the kingdom as the unliked Queen was finally gone from court. From then on, Adelajda’s history is quite unknown, though it is presumed that she grew ill in her exile which then lead to her death, rumoured to be surrounded by loved ones as she passed. ──────────── TATIANA OF METTERDEN 1630-1688 Tatiana of Metterden was raised within the County of Metterden to a loving family who provided the young lady with a fruitful childhood. Full of learning and scholarly interests, Tatiana seeme dto prefer books to people, oftentimes coming off as quiet and unsociable. Once it came time to wed, the details of her relationship with King Franz is rather murky, though their wedding was considered a humble one amidst the turmoil that was occurring within the realm. For the short month she was queen, Tatiana put her scholarly talents to use in administrative affairs of the Haeseni government where she notably excelled. Once the untimely death of her husband occurred, Tatiana was not cast aside to retirement just yet. Long after his death, she continued to work within the government, devoting her mind to the efforts of the Kingdom of which she loved. Despite her efforts, rumours within the courts circulated that she and the man she appointed for the position of Lord Palatine, Karl of Rothswood, were forbidden lovers. Growing dissent between the nobility and the government brewed further as common folk were appointed to government positions. Consequently, Karl was executed as Sigmar I made his way into the capital one fateful day. Tatiana was spared, though she was banished from the Kingdom, subjected to living out the rest of her days in a nunnery. It is presumed she died peacefully in her sleep due to an unknown illness, though not much else is known about the circumstances of her death. ──────────── ELIZAVETA OF VIDAUS 1665-1707 Elizaveta of Vidaus, raised by her grandfather Rhys var Ruthern and twin to Demetrius Ruthern, had a rough childhood compared to most ladies of her time. Being sickly in her youth, Elizaveta lacked the ability to walk for many years, leading to her frail and limping frame in her adult life. Growing up, Elizaveta was close friends with the young King Robert and his sister, Princess Theodosia. The trio were all mentored under the watchful eye of Swithun Aldor. As she grew into a refined young lady, Elizaveta’s feelings for Robert grew, inevitably noticed by the Princess Theodosia who deemed Elizaveta as a sister. In her efforts to contribute to the kingdom, Elizaveta worked tirelessly to help remodel the Theodosian library, working herself into a sickness reminiscent of her childhood. It was when the sickness subsided did Robert officially ask Elizaveta for her hand and thus her reign began. Elizaveta was known for not having a costly wedding gown, even going so far as to dismiss luxurious colours and fabrics such as white, for a more available green hue which suited the queen-to-be perfectly. Throughout her reign, Elizaveta was dearly loved by the people of the kingdom, her main efforts focused on educational reforms and diplomacy, eventually taking up the position as the Crown-Representative for Haense within the Empire of Oren. Unlike the traditional perspective on elven nation so commonly adopted by Haeseni monarchs of the time, Elizaveta kept her focus broad, finding an interest in the other descendants and their cultures. As she continued her diplomatic work, the department of diplomacy flourished under her caring guise. Tragically, however, Elizaveta was assassinated by an unknown assailant, leaving behind a loving legacy which will be remembered for generations to come. ──────────── VIKTORIA OF METTERDEN 1751-1802 Viktoria of Metterden, the daughter of Konstantin and Katherine Ruthern, grew up in a rather large generation of Rutherns, being the eldest sibling of four. From the beginning of her life, Viktoria was always seen as disconnected from her family, seemingly looking to find her own path in the world. In her youth, the young Queen would be known for wearing bright colors, mainly opting for floral patterns in her every-day wardrobe which was a new style amongst the traditionally muted colors of the Haeseni courts of the time. As a young lady, Vikotoria was picked at random by Queen Maya to serve under her as a ward of which she excelled at. Known to have little friends at court and in life, Viktoria was focused primarily on her studies which Queen Maya provided. Aside from her wardship, Viktoria chose a more uncommon activity for a lady of her standing, that being swordsmanship and axe-wielding. Many saw this as unusual, although Viktoria payed no mind to such thoughts and opinions. To the surprise of the Kingdom, hours before the coronation of King Sigismund II, Queen Maya arranged his marriage to Viktoria, setting the stage for the future Queen. Yet another surprise came that evening when Queen Maya was assassinated, changing the course of Viktoria’s life in an instant as she would inherit the title upon her wedding day which came rather quickly. Her dress, reminiscent of her childhood fashion choices, was a white charmeuse gown with lace and a floral cloak. As soon as she was made Queen, Viktoria jumped into action, using her many years of courtly education to begin her own reforms of the Haeseni courts. Viktoria created a Chamberlain system and the Koenas Curation in order to keep her court informed of happenings within the Kingdom, although it fell dormant once the Scyfling Invasion arrived. During such turmoil within the Kingdom, Viktoria refused to be let out of meetings, making her presence known within the courts and the council of her husband. Because of the target upon her back as Queen, Viktoria commonly opted to wear hunting clothes and armour opposed to traditional gowns. This, alongside her activity within the HRA of whom she fought side by side, she was dubbed “The Warrior Queen.” Moreover, Viktoria readily accepted those around her as equals despite their status, leading troops to defend her home of Metterden. During such fighting, Viktoria received many battle scars, contributing even more so to her moniker. Because of her continuous efforts to remain involved in the government, she was awarded the title of Deputy Palatine. Upon the untimely death of her husband due to suicide, Viktoria was officially made Queen-Mother, although she maintained her title of Deputy Palatine under Konstantin Baruch, aiding her son, King Josef I during his reign subsequently. In her last years of her life, Viktoria accomplished much. Saving Theodora Helvets from being stabbed by her own father, Viktoria suffered a heart attack shortly after such an ordeal, an evident consequence of her age. Following a successful effort to wed her sister to the Archchencellor of Oren, Viktoria suffered one last heart attack during a training session, ending her life with her sword resting upon her palm. DRUZ GJERNZ AG GRYVNZ, Firress Viorica Barrow
  4. WRIT OF ABDICATION Issued by THE DUCHESS OF VALWYCK On this 10th of Jula ag Piov of 444 E.S. VA VE EDLERVIK, It has been seventeen years since I first inherited the Duchy of Valwyck from my father, Eirik I. Throughout my tenure, however, I dedicated most of my time to my Palatial duties as opposed to the betterment of my House, much to my own dismay. Further, my vigour is not what it once was, as I have grown much older, and consequently weaker in both body and spirit. This has not been the case for my firstborn son and heir, Valdemar, who has shown great prowess in ducal affairs from the very beginning of his heirship. Now that he has come of age, I see no reason to stand in the way of his potential, for he has the vigour and drive necessary to bring the Duchy to new heights it has yet to witness. He is most capable of inheriting the Duchy and I have the utmost faith in him that he will serve Valwyck and the Kingdom well. Thus, I proclaim that all of my titles - Duchess of Valwyck, Countess of Ayr, Viscountess of Voron, Baroness of Gant, Laval, and Riveryn are to be abdicated to my firstborn child and heir, Valdemar Eirik Baruch. Long may he reign. BY MOUNTAIN, RIVER, AND COAL, Isabel A. Baruch KML
  5. A STUDY ON THE FLORA AND FAUNA OF LAKE VORON A watercolour painting of Lake Voron c. 390 ES PUBLISHED ON THE 5TH OF JULA AG PIOV OF 444 E.S. VA VE EDLERVIK, When the Haeseni resettled onto Almaris in the year 349 E.S., the Baruchs, under the leadership of Duke Matyas, travelled east of the early settlement that would later become Karosgrad. They sought to find an ocean for their people to settle by, to continue their traditions of whaling and fishing. They arrived upon the shores of Lake Voron, then thought to lead out to the ocean. It was only decades later, around 388 E.S., that the lake had been explored entirely, and that it was revealed that it was, in fact, not part of the ocean, but a large inland body of water. Despite there being no clear connection to the ocean, however, Lake Voron shares many characteristics with the sea. For one, it consists of saltwater, not of freshwater. Because of its unique characteristics, there is speculation regarding the possibility of there being an underground and underwater connection between Lake Voron and the Attenlund Sea. Most interesting, perhaps, is the variety of flora and fauna that reside within Lake Voron, for it appears to share an interesting ecosystem comprising both that of an ocean and that of a lake within it. I. FLORA PEARLWEED The Pearlweed flower tends to be found in clusters amidst the lake’s shores, though is mildly uncommon due to Valwyck’s harsh and wintry climate. Evidently, the Pearlweed blossom is only suited for the kinder summer months, though some rare subspecies are capable of surviving the harsh Valwyck winters. The blooms are rather sizable too, with stems measuring anywhere from twelve to eighteen inches in length. The flowers themselves are quite wide, with a span of about eight to ten inches in total. In addition, the flower can be seen in hues of white and pink alike, though the white-hued flowers - as per the blossom’s name - are more commonly seen about the shores of Lake Voron. THE LAKE LILY The Lake Lily is the most common of the Voronian flora. Similar to the Voronian Pearlweed, the waterlily-like plants are found in large clusters most commonly. Like their water-lily counterparts, however, these flowers exist in aquatic environments only. The icy waters of Lake Voron, surprisingly, are the perfect temperature for these lilies to flourish in.Oddly enough, the Sea Lily seems to thrive in Voron’s salty waters unlike many other plants native to Hanseti-Ruska. Notably, these blooms are also the most resilient of the flora Lake Voron encompasses. They usually survive all year long and do not falter in the freezing climate of Valwyck. Moreover, this plant is much smaller than the other shrubs seen about the shores of Lake Voron. The lilypads measure about six to eight inches in diameter and the sea lilies themselves bear a span of four to six inches at most. AYRIAN’S GOLD This flower is the most prized amongst the flora of Lake Voron due to its rare yellow hue. In fact, this bloom is the rarest of all flora that constitutes Voron. Further, its rarity has led many to believe that it is a sign of great fortune and prosperity for those who discover it. However, because of its rarity, not much is known about this blossom spare for its colour and how long it tends to live, hence why it has been dubbed “Ayrian’s Gold.” Much like the Lake Lily, this plant takes the shape of a typical waterlily and exists within aquatic environments only. It is slightly smaller than the Lake Lily, however, though its other sizes have yet to be discovered. Uniquely, these plants also tend to have the least resilience, further contributing to their rarity; Ayrian’s Gold will bloom in the spring but most will die by the time autumn arrives, as the temperatures in Valwyck during the autumn months are far too cold for these blooms to withstand. II. FAUNA THE AYRIAN LAKEWHALE The Ayrian Lakewhale is a creature of great mystique, though it is most certainly real as it has been sighted on multiple occasions. It is no question that the Lakewhale is massive, though varying accounts on its size are what contributes to the mystery surrounding this creature. This, of course, has led to the formulation of tales, stories, legends, and even songs about the famed Lakewhale. It is said that these Lakewhales measure up to twenty-five feet in length, though sailors of yore have reported sighting ones with a span of forty feet, further contributing to the legends about the inconspicuous “lake monster” of Voron. Usually, the Ayrian Lakewhale bears a bluish or black hue, making it difficult to spot within Voron’s deep blue waters, though an Ayrian Lakewhale possessing a silvery white hue was spotted on one particular occasion. The whereabouts of this albino whale are unknown, as no Baruch has spotted it since. THE VORONIAN TORTOISE The Voronian Tortoise is the only species of tortoise known to Voron, though its vibrantly golden shell makes it stand out amongst the shades of blue it is so frequently seen amongst. It is averagely sized in comparison to its other aquatic counterparts, spanning about twelve inches in length across its shell. Most frequently, it is spotted loitering upon the shores, sometimes tucked away within tall blades of seagrass. Astonishingly, gathered evidence suggests that these creatures can withstand the wintry climates all year long, especially peculiar for a reptile suited for warmer temperatures. Moreover, varying sizes and colours of the Voronian Tortoise have yet to be recorded, though it is quite likely that many subspecies exist within Voron’s evolving ecosystem, perhaps lingering much farther beyond its shores than once anticipated. THE PETRYSAN COD This species of fish is the most abundant amongst Voronian sea life, amusingly dubbed the Petrysan cod after Dukes Petyr I and Petyr II of Valwyck. They are fairly large fish, ranging from one to two feet in length, though these sizes can vary. Nonetheless, they are a great source of commerce for the denizens of Lallybroch, seeing as they are so greatly abundant. The Petrysan Cod bears a yellow-brownish hue, though ones possessing a rather bluish tint have been spotted on a few rare occasions. These are dubbed ‘Lucky Cod’ since they are rather rare, and should one spot this type of cod or even catch it, they might just gain some extra luck. AYRIAN’S FOE The Ayrian’s Foe fish is a vibrantly coloured sort of catfish native to Voron, typically blue or red in hue. Though it might seem harmless upon first glance, it bears its name for good reason. Sailors that frequent Voron’s waters note that this fish is particularly aggressive and can sting or even bite with its unusually sharp teeth and hinged jaw. In fact, one legend states that an unfortunate Ayrian sailor lost his finger due to an injury obtained from one of these frisky fishes. Thus, it was dubbed “the Ayrian’s foe” from thereon. Despite its aggressive nature, however, the size of this creature is hardly intimidating as it spans seven to eight inches in width on average. Evidently, the biodiversity of Lake Voron is vast and ever-expanding. Indeed, it is even theorised that there are hundreds of undiscovered species lingering in Voron’s depths. Nonetheless, the flora and fauna recorded presently are confirmed to be unique to Voron’s environment alone, recorded solely by Duchess Isabel I over the span of her lifetime. Should any curious soul venture out to Voron’s shores and discover any flora or fauna unrecorded here, it is advised that they send the Duchess Isabel a letter informing her of such. BY MOUNTAIN, RIVER, AND COAL Her Grace, Isabel A. Baruch, Duchess of Valwyck, Countess of Ayr, Viscountess of Voron, Baroness of Gant, Laval, and Riveryn, Lady of Jorenstadt, Guardian of the Hanseti Coast, Knight of the Order of Queen Maya and the Lily
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    JaneDoesThings

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    JaneDoesThings

    Hi there, as you can see your application has unfortunately been denied, check below for the detailed reasons why. Player has already been accepted to the server, needs their alt whitelisted!
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    Torbo

    Hi there, as you can see, you have been accepted onto the server! Well done on your application, you’re doing great! So now, I welcome you to the wonderful community of LotC! To get started, I suggest doing; /creq Can a CT monk come assist me starting out? ♥ Here are some links you may find useful while starting out! : https://wiki.lordofthecraft.net/index.php?title=Settlement_Guides https://wiki.lordofthecraft.net/index.php?title=Nations_and_Major_Charters Need help? Feel free to contact me via the forums or my discord [sarahbarah#0007]. I’m often online too, so you can message me with /message sarahbarah to find me in game. If I’m not around you can also use the LotC Discord which is right here! :https://discord.gg/lotc You can also use /creq ingame and me or my fellow CT members can help you that way! Lastly, For guides, tutorials, and how to request help from a CT member, please head to the New Player Hub found here: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/193743-new-player-hub/ Have a great time roleplaying, and I look forward to seeing you around in future! ♥
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    Hi there! As you can see, your app is almost ready! Just a few changes you need to make, but don’t worry - you are doing great! Your IP is registered under two accounts, therefore I cannot accept your application yet - please DM me so we can get it sorted! You’ll be given 24 hours to correct the changes above. Once you are done correcting, please contact me! Whenever you are done, or have any questions, feel free to message me via the forums, or in-game with /message sarahbarah. If I’m not around there, you can add me on discord at sarahbarah#0007 If you still need help, make sure to check the wiki! WIKI If you need to contact me, or need help, you can join the LotC Discord here : https://discord.gg/lotc ♥
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    DozyWallflower

    Hi there, as you can see, you have been accepted onto the server! Well done on your application, you’re doing great! So now, I welcome you to the wonderful community of LotC! To get started, I suggest doing; /creq Can a CT monk come assist me starting out? ♥ Here are some links you may find useful while starting out! : https://wiki.lordofthecraft.net/index.php?title=Settlement_Guides https://wiki.lordofthecraft.net/index.php?title=Nations_and_Major_Charters Need help? Feel free to contact me via the forums or my discord [sarahbarah#0007]. I’m often online too, so you can message me with /message sarahbarah to find me in game. If I’m not around you can also use the LotC Discord which is right here! :https://discord.gg/lotc You can also use /creq ingame and me or my fellow CT members can help you that way! Lastly, For guides, tutorials, and how to request help from a CT member, please head to the New Player Hub found here: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/193743-new-player-hub/ Have a great time roleplaying, and I look forward to seeing you around in future! ♥
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