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  1. "Kaedrin elected HIM Peter III to be its king," notes a certain historian of the province. "Too bad Suticans don't understand how votes work."
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  3. Addendum 8 Harren’s Folly, 1774 Assessed by the Master of Ceremonies to possess ample wit and tact as required by the Hierarchie du Palais de Rhoswenii in assignments to the Royal Court, and having undergone the necessary procedures and ceremonies to be so recognized; the Palatial Household does confirm Mister George Dubois to be the new Superintendent of the Arts of Kaedrin, and thereby so confirms their status as a courtier of establishment in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. Assessed by the Master of Ceremonies to possess ample wit and tact as required by the Hierarchie du Palais de Rhoswenii in assignments to the Royal Court, the Palatial Household does confirm Mister Padraig O’Rourke to be a Gentleman of the Chamber of Kaedrin, and thereby so confirms their status as a courtier in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. Assessed by the Master of Ceremonies to possess ample wit and tact as required by the Hierarchie du Palais de Rhoswenii in assignments to the Royal Court, the Palatial Household does confirm Wilhelmina Beatrix of House Helvets to be a Lady of the Chamber of Kaedrin, and thereby so confirms their status as a courtier in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. Assessed by the Master of Ceremonies to possess ample wit and tact as required by the Hierarchie du Palais de Rhoswenii in assignments to the Royal Court, the Palatial Household does confirm Victor Leopold of House Helvets to be a Gentleman of the Chamber of Kaedrin, and thereby so confirms their status as a courtier in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. Furthermore, the Palatial Household does hereby remove Ms. Mariana Dubois, Ms. Lavinia Dubois, Hildegard Pruvia-Albarosa, and Charles Lothair Pruvia-Albarosa from their positions within the Court, to be returned either upon their future reaffirmation of loyalty to the Crown or upon their contributions otherwise to Our Commonwealth.
  4. “Oj Vejski,” says Katerina Barbanov-Mackl*morr. “Surely Neu-Neu Muldav is better term for this land than Leuven, Da?” she asks her fellow low-medieval compatriots. “After all, Falstaffs only owned it until they were attacked by plaguemen Renatus. Then Neu-Neu Muldav war Alimar land, rightfully given by ban-....mercenary lords, da.”
  5. ISLE DE FAE The shadows of trees over Loche-town. The pervasive mists, the mildew on the reeds. Few visited the Isle; fewer could travel freely. Lyn iv Mar was among the Charmed, however, the chosen followers of the near-mythical Fae – but above that, she was an Erinne, those empowered by the Mysts. Her boots squelched on dark mud, and the sounds of other boots followed. She had travelled to the village of Merring, a small place of withered elm and beasts that hunted Mystmen just as efficiently as Mystmen hunted them. Behind her, the townsfolk – what remained of them – carried lanterns and pitchforks. Rabble. But they’d be enough, for what she needed. They weren’t hunting Murktreaders, nor Lesser Drakes. The mob was hunting a Mystman, one of their own, a traitor to the Faerie Queen by way of self-indulgence. All sacrificed to Her; he was Merring’s gift to the Queen, a gift made yearly, and he was a gift that had run deep into the swamps. Cold chatter from behind her, silence in front – the glorious will of the Queen had given them cause, and with cause came reward. Pol iv Merring, after all, must be a practitioner of witchcraft, to so disobey Her eternal will, and witches were born to be executed at Her will. If Pol was caught and sufficiently tortured by Merring, the village could give an elderly as their gift to the Queen the next year. It would be a relief to the village – one less useless mouth to feed, but the favor of the Fae would be given all the same. Perhaps the blessed Todden would even be sent, and the monsters would keep far from the village for a few years. Perhaps, indeed, they would have enough food to raise three children each – four, frugally. The world would open itself up, figuratively, to their whims. And so the hunt continued. From underneath her wide-brimmed hat, Lyn smiled. Edain would be content. To Samalstraza’s Court of Nine Halls, the Erinne Wilm iv Ren and his familiar, a wolf, depart. Budget: 19,900 G + 10,000 Starting Gold Trade Depot | 10,000G Commercial District | 10,000G Civ. Man. | 7,500 G Saved | 2,400G Magic Research I | Passive Living Myst | High-Tier | Shadows and the night itself coagulate, forming a living being of great scale. The magic behind many myths of wights and shades, it devours all that live in its destructive path, using anything absorbed to fuel its evil existence. The Living Myst lasts from whenever it’s cast until the height of the next noon, if it’s on the surface. In the Isle, however, where the Myst is ever-present, Living Mysts have been known to survive a decade or more. Now, the Fae seek to return that dark magic to modernity. Magic Research II | Passive Create Chimera | Mid Tier | A familiar bound, the Adept can perform ‘enhancements’ – that is, meld two life forms into one, creating a grotesque combination of beasts. This magic, a dark twisting of the Mantle, is used almost only by those on the cusp of becoming Mages – for one life form must be their companion Familiar, which means they must be willing to lose their companion to madness should it go awry. A legendary beast of this creation, the Chimera Magna, was a lion mixed with a scorpion – such a twisted combination made it grow quite mad, killing its creator and two Erinne before it was stamped out. Since then, Chimeras have only been created of animals in the same class – two mammals, for instance, or two lizards – or between animals and the non-sentient, like dogs and trees. Tech Research I | Passive T4 Equipment. Finished Research Heavy Infantry
  6. Little did Armande know, there was a shadow writer slaving away whilst his child played in the mud.
  7. Foreword by Mr. Albert de Falstaff, Robert de Hartcold, et al. Herein follows the foundational document of the Kingdom of Kaedrin antique, known most famously as the headquarters of the Order of the White Rose, which was led chiefly by Peter Chivay, later Emperor Peter I. After a string of successes abroad, and many years of loyalty to the Imperial Crown, the Order of the White Rose was in 1414 granted letters patent to the Kingdom of Kaedrin – the first kingdom founded truly subordinated to the Empire, rather than as a nation abroad and conquered by it. Edits have been made to its formatting for ease of viewing. The Edict of Kaedrin Issued and Confirmed by HIM Horen V, Holy Orenian Emperor, the Year of Our Lord 1414 At the will of His Imperial Majesty the Holy Emperor Horen V, His Grace the Duke Peter Chivay is hereby declared King of Kaedrin, a title to be held by him and his legitimate issue in trust to the Imperial Crown of the Holy Empire of Oren for all ages. At the will of His Imperial Majesty the Holy Emperor Horen V, the Realm of Kaedrin is declared to be the lands of the Kingdom of Kaedrin, to be governed in trust to the Imperial Crown of Oren by His Royal Majesty the King of Kaedrin. Section I Powers and Obligations of the King of Kaedrin The King of Kaedrin is entrusted with the safety of the Kingdom of Kaedrin. The Title King of Kaedrin accords the holder certain powers and obligations, as declared in trust by His Imperial Majesty the Holy Emperor Horen V. They are as follows; The Duty and Power to manage the affairs of the region entrusted to him by the Imperial Crown, in a manner consistent with the Emperor’s Peace. The Power to declare Nobility in the region entrusted to him, in accordance with his duties as King of Kaedrin. The Duty to manage the revenues of the region entrusted to him by the Imperial Crown, in a manner consistent with the Emperor’s Peace. The Power to place levies and tithes upon residents of the region entrusted to him, in accordance with his duties as King of Kaedrin. The Duty to protect the region entrusted to him from foreign invasion and civil unrest, in a manner consistent with the Emperor’s Peace. The Power to direct the forces and call the bannermen of the Kingdom of Kaedrin in accordance with his duties as King of Kaedrin. The Duty to maintain Law, Order, and Justice in the Kaedrin, in a manner consistent with the Emperor’s Peace. The Power to place judgement upon criminals in Kaedrin, in accordance with his duties as King of Kaedrin and laws of the Empire. Section II Dominion of Kaedrin The Kingdom of Kaedrin herein includes the lands of the Duchy of Westerland to be rightfully governed by the Kingdom of Kaedrin, and all vassals under the Kingdom to submit to the King of Kaedrin as their new liege lord as-well as other land to be soon charted by the Imperial mappers. Section III Loyalty of Kaedrin The King of Kaedrin and his Kingdom are sworn vassals of His Imperial Majesty the Holy Emperor Horen V of House Horen and his male successors. The King of Kaedrin shall owe unquestioning allegiance to the Holy Emperor Horen V for all ages, and shall recognize his title and authority stems from the Creator as the sole and divinely appointed leader of all The Holy Empire. Horen the Fifth, By the Grace of God the Emperor of Oren, the King of Renatus, Seventis, Hanseti, Kaedrin , Salvus and of Our other Realms and Territories Lord, Protector of the Realm, Defender of the Faith, To all Lords Spiritual and Temporal and all other Our Subjects whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come Greeting; We have desired to kindly honour you and your legitimate descendants by an eminent mark of our grace; Therefore of our own motion, certain knowledge, mature deliberation and with good counsel, and in the plenitude of our Imperial authority and power, We have created, made and appointed you, Peter Chivay, and to all and singular your natural heirs, successors and legitimate descendants of male sex to be born in perpetual succession, true Kings of the Holy Empire of Oren, and by this title, honour and dignity of King we have raised and distinguished you, as by these present we create, make, appoint, raise and distinguish you, willing and by this our imperial edict valid in perpetuity ordaining firmly and expressly that you, said , Peter Chivay, and all your issue and legitimate posterity male in infinite might and shall hold, receive and obtain the name and dignity of King of the Empire henceforth for all times and be honored, called and known by it in all pronouncements written and verbal in all matters spiritual and temporal, ecclesiastical and lay, and finally that you might and shall use, enjoy, and possess, freely and without any impediment, all honors, ornaments, dignities, graces, liberties, privileges, rights, concessions, customs, pre eminences and prerogatives such as our Kings of the Holy Empire of Oren use, enjoy, and possess, by right or custom. Not withstanding anything to the contrary even if such should exist of which in these present special and express mention should have been made, to which any and all things insofar as they are or could in any way be contrary we of our imperial authority knowingly derogate and want and declare by these present that have been sufficiently derogated; and the rights and superiorities of the Most Honored Peter Chivay, King of Kaedrin our dearest servant always inviolate and saved. And thus be it permitted to no man of whatever rank, status, order, condition and dignity they might be or whatever eminence they might hold, to transgress or be so bold as to dare contravene this page of our confirmation, ratification, approbation, corroboration, erection, authority, will, grace and decree. And whosoever should do so, he will find himself incurring our most serious wrath and that of the Holy Empire of Oren and the pain of one hundred of pure gold, of which half we grant to our imperial treasury and the rest to the usage of those who have suffered injury, removing any hope of relief or pardon. In witness these letters signed by our hand and our Imperial seal appended. [Original Post]
  8. THE OWYNSBURG CONSERVATORY Kaedrin; long-standing homeland of the great duality of military minds and bureaucratic geniuses. From its recent catastrophe in the wake of Richard de Reden’s resignation, the Kaedreni people have revived both as a people and as individuals. Now, Kaedreni noblesse dance the hallowed halls of Varoche; now, the great Kaedreni schools of thought revive and convene in Owynsburg. In the interest of protecting its cultural advancements for future generations, the Lieutenant General does at the pleasure of His Majesty the King and utilizing his great Seal, command the founding of the Owynsburg Conservatory - the premiere repository of new philosophical thought and modern works in Kaedrin, and also the hub outside of the palace for its court life and talents. Addressed at Queen Annabelle’s Playhouse, the Conservatory’s documents are instead held in the Palace’s basements, protected from strife and arbitrary thought. Those given recognition by the Conservatory will be granted Baccalaureates Rhoswenii, proof of their abilities in either unique talents, called a Bachelor of the Arts, or for their contributions to the social sciences or thought, a Bachelor of the Sciences. All court rosters and documents otherwise will be released to the public through the Conservatory as the publishers of the Palatial Household. In this way, a glimpse into Kaedreni court life will be made visible to the commonfolk of Owynsburg and abroad, allowing the Kaedreni courtier systems to be displayed for the greater continent in hopes that those outside of Our Commonwealth may improve their own systems through facsimiles of Our inner world. The Owynsburg Conservatory is to be directed as an assembly by the Court Major of the Palatial Household, that a greater communal control may be prompted in Kaedrin’s nobility. Queen Annabelle’s Playhouse at a convention of the College of Arms Furthermore, the Owynsburg Conservatory does confirm the establishment of the College of Arms at Kaedrin under the founding Royal Sergeant of Arms, Robert de Hartcold. With its creation, the Palatial Household does confirm; That the Royal Sergeant of Arms shall have all powers over the creation of coats of arms, heraldries, blazons, and sigils otherwise in Our Commonwealth. That the Royal Sergeant of Arms shall have the ability to recruit Heralds of Arms at will for the further improvement of Our Commonwealth’s heraldry over all. That the Royal Sergeant of Arms is charged with protecting the prestige of Kaedrin’s heraldic rolls, and that he is to bring suit to those that illegally use heraldry in Kaedrin, or those that break tincture or rules otherwise that the Royal Sergeant of Arms is similarly charged with creating and fomenting. That the College of Arms at Kaedrin is to be beheld as under the umbrella of the Owynsburg Conservatory, and therefore subject to the authority of the greater Palatial Household in the publication of rolls of arms. Signed into Being by God’s Graces The 5th Tobias’ Bounty the Year of Our Lord 1770 For the Betterment of Our Commonwealth The Rt. Hon. The Count Rochefort, Richard Victor, Lieutenant-Governor and Marshal of the Household Miss Lavinia Dubois, Majordomo Miss Mariana Dubois, Royal Superintendent of the Arts Mr. Albert Arthur de Falstaff, Royal Master of Ceremonies Mr. Robert de Hartcold, Royal Sergeant of Arms
  9. ROSTER OF THE PALATIAL HOUSEHOLD OF KAEDRIN, 1770 The King’s Household in Kaedrin Letters of Confirmation issuance date 18th Godfrey’s Triumph, 1770 The Crown of Kaedrin is pleased to award those of great intellect, valor, bloodline, or service. With all proper procedures having been confirmed and requirements met, the following persons have been APPROVED by seal of His Excellency the Governor-General at the leisure and continued command of His Majesty the King of Kaedrin to begin in tenure Godfrey’s Triumph, 1770, as members of the Household at Varoche Palace; Called to court to receive their assignment in just ceremony to the position of Marshal of the Household and be established by His Majesty’s seal and with God’s favor; The Rt. Hon. The Count Rochefort, Richard Victor of the House of Helvets is confirmed by the Palatial Household to be a courtier of establishment in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @duscur Called to court to receive their assignment in just ceremony to the position of Majordomo and be established by His Majesty’s seal and with God’s favor; Miss Lavinia of the Dubois family is confirmed by the Palatial Household to be a courtier of establishment in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @Zuziee Called to court to receive their assignment in just ceremony to the position of Royal Superintendent of the Arts and be established by His Majesty’s seal and with God’s favor; Miss Mariana of the Dubois family is confirmed by the Palatial Household to be a courtier of establishment in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @DahStalker Called to court to receive their assignment in just ceremony to the position of Royal Master of Ceremonies and be established by His Majesty’s seal and with God’s favor; Mister Albert Arthur Ashford de Falstaff is confirmed by the Palatial Household to be a courtier of establishment in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @edelos Called to court to receive their assignment in just ceremony to the position of Royal Surveyor of the Lands and be established by His Majesty’s seal and with God’s favor; The Hon. The Viscount Rillsworth, Frederick of the House of Armas is confirmed by the Palatial Household to be a courtier of establishment in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @Esterlen Called to court to receive their assignment in just ceremony to the position of Royal Sergeant of Arms and be established by His Majesty’s seal and with God’s favor; Mister Robert de Hartcold is confirmed by the Palatial Household to be a courtier of establishment in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @TJBGamer Called to court to receive their assignment in just ceremony to the position of Castellan of Myre Tower and be established by His Majesty’s seal and with God’s favor; Mister Gawain aep Cynan is confirmed by the Palatial Household to be a courtier of establishment in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @Balthasar Assessed by the Master of Ceremonies to possess ample wit and tact as required by the Hierarchie du Palais de Rhoswenii in assignments to the Royal Court, the Palatial Household does confirm Lady Lorena Annabelle of House Helvets to be a Lady of the Chamber of Kaedrin, and thereby so confirms their status as a courtier in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @sunny25 Assessed by the Master of Ceremonies to possess ample wit and tact as required by the Hierarchie du Palais de Rhoswenii in assignments to the Royal Court, the Palatial Household does confirm Lady Hildegard of House Pruvia-Albarosa to be a Lady of the Chamber of Kaedrin, and thereby so confirms their status as a courtier in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @axelu Assessed by the Master of Ceremonies to possess ample wit and tact as required by the Hierarchie du Palais de Rhoswenii in assignments to the Royal Court, the Palatial Household does confirm The Hon. The Viscount Pruvia-Albarosa Frederick Leopold of House Pruvia-Albarosa to be a Gentleman of the Chamber of Kaedrin, and thereby so confirms their status as a courtier in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @BigMacMoMo Assessed by the Master of Ceremonies to possess ample wit and tact as required by the Hierarchie du Palais de Rhoswenii in assignments to the Royal Court, the Palatial Household does confirm Charles Lothair of House Pruvia-Albarosa to be a Gentleman of the Chamber of Kaedrin, and thereby so confirms their status as a courtier in its midst, allowing them the privileges and rights thus qualified. @Proddy The Household of 1770 The majestic palace of Varoche, which sits comfortably on the side of the great Mt. Ste. Catherine, is the cultural capital of the Commonwealth of Kaedrin, its significance solidified as the seat of the Duke of Cathalon and his kin, the House of Helvets. Since Helton Helvets’ ascension to the throne of Kaedrin as King Adrian I in 1726, the Palace has been the family seat and has doubled too as the capital of noble proceedings within the province. Any king in Kaedrin holds court in the Palace’s halls; as the current king is more prominently the Holy Orenian Emperor, Peter III, the Governor-General and the extended House of Helvets has been tasked with the maintenance of his royal court in his stead. GOVERNANCE MAJOR Positions considered to have overwhelming authority in the Commonwealth and over its courtier systems especially. The King of Kaedrin HIM Peter III, Holy Orenian Emperor The King of Kaedrin is the elected sovereign of the Kingdom of Kaedrin and its vassal provinces. As King, his primary duty is to oversee the success and continued growth of the kingdom, alongside appointing a Governor-General and council members to oversee the day-to-day running of his lands within his realm. HIM Peter III has ruled as King since 1750. The Governor-General of Kaedrin His Excellency, Sir Henry Frederick Helvets, Governor-General of Kaedrin The Governor-General of Kaedrin is the chosen leader of the greater kingdom of Kaedrin, chosen by the Imperial Cabinet to serve as a warden in the King’s absence. His duties include being a physical presence within the provinces of Kaedrin, providing leadership and guidance for the greater populace, and governing normal business in the King’s stead. Sir Henry Frederick Helvets was appointed to the role of Governor-General in 1761 by the Imperial Cabinet. The Duke of Cathalon His Grace the Duke Cathalon, Robert Castor Helvets The Duke of Cathalon is the lord of Varoche Palace and patriarch of the House of Helvets. His role is to act as head of the ducal residence, and therefore also as patron of the palatial court. His Grace the Duke Cathalon, Robert Castor Helvets, has held this title since 1758. THE COURT MAJOR Positions considered to have the power to alter in some way the structure and/or lesser positions of the Kaedreni courtier systems, and hence major players in its internal politics. Marshal of the Household The Right Hon. The Count Rochefort, Richard Victor Helvets The Marshal of the Household is the chief overseer of the royal and ducal household. It is their primary job to maintain the palace itself, along with its courtiers and upper household. A well-known proponent of advanced courtly culture, and perhaps the primary reason for Kaedrin’s rapid advancement in its upper classes, Richard Victor is a stalwart guardian of both traditions and cultural advancement. He doubles in his role as the Lieutenant General, managing much of the day-to-day operation of the province. Majordomo Miss Lavinia Dubois The Majordomo of the Varoche Palace is the overseer of private and public affairs regarding both the royal and ducal households, as well as the courtiers who reside within the palace. Tasks including the arrangement of private dinners, advocate potential court assignments, and continuing the advancement of court culture within Kaedrin. Miss Lavinia Dubois is the daughter of the famed Mariana Dubois, Minister of the Interior of Kaedrin. Perhaps even more famed is her ever-present companion, Msr. Bon-bon, a rare Sutican Shih-tzu. Royal Superintendent of the Arts Miss Mariana Dubois The Royal Superintendent of the Arts is the primary event planner to both the Varoche Palace and the town of Owynsburg, conducting festivals and general merriment across the kingdom of Kaedrin, as well as recruiting merrymakers and skilled artisans from abroad. Working in tandem with both the Marshal of the Household and the Majordomo, the Master of Ceremonies is the very heart and soul of entertainment among the citizenry. Miss Mariana Dubois has faithfully served the Kaedreni government for a decade as the Minister of the Interior, reviving its ideals and inviting immigration en masse to the province that had previously been near-deserted. Royal Master of Ceremonies Mr. Albert Ashford de Falstaff The Royal Master of Ceremonies is charged with the protection of decorum in the court, the publication of courtly rosters, and ensuring the continuing prestige of the Kaedreni courtly system. Albert de Falstaff is a famed savant polymath, creating instruments that have sold for upwards of 5,000 Imperial Marks and studying under famed bureaucrat Laurence August Pruvia. His lineage, his mother the musician Isabel of House Stafyr and his father the famed Armande ‘the Baby’, Albert was afforded the best possible education outside of Helena. THE COURT MINOR Official courtiers of the Commonwealth in some capacity, offering them a greater range of privileges and rights as opposed to normal citizenry. In the Office of the Majordomo; Hildegard Pruvia-Albarosa, Lady of the Chamber Lorena Annabelle Helvets, Lady of the Chamber Frederick Leopold Pruvia-Albarosa, Gentleman of the Chamber Charles Lothair Pruvia-Albarosa, Gentleman of the Chamber As Royal Surveyor of the Lands; The Hon. The Viscount Rillsworth, Frederick Armas As Royal Sergeant of Arms; Robert de Hartcold As Castellan of Myre Tower; Gawain aep Cynan
  10. THE OWYNSBURG ROLL Or; The Collected Arms and Heraldry of the Commonwealth of Kaedrin and its Subordinate Fiefdoms past and present as beheld from its capital of Owynsburg, the Year of Our Lord 1770. Commissioned by the Lieutenant Governor of Kaedrin, The Rt. Hon. The Count Rochefort, Richard Victor, at the pleasure of the Crown. PREAMBLE The Commonwealth of Kaedrin in modernity is marked as the third realm to bear such a name. The oldest such state, the Kingdom of Kaedrin, was held cum terra by the Chivay dynasts from the year 1414 to 1420, while its territories were de facto ruled by the Order of the White Rose until 1426, when the lands were ceded to the Harrenite kings. It was temporarily restored in the year 1456 and would last again until 1467 as the Crownlands title of the Third Empire, until said empire’s collapse at the hands of Vibius de Sola in that same year. The First Commonwealth of Kaedrin, known in Imperial circles as the Savoyard Commonwealth, was formed as a frontier state under the de Bar kings in Oren, and was held cum terra by Cantonus of the House of Chivay from 1518 until the 1543 Act of Merger, which granted both its title and territories to the d’Amaury dukes of Lorraine. While this Commonwealth was for all intents and purposes a pseudo-ducal title, it held both the lineage and legend of the Kaedreni kingdom. In the time immediately preceding the Second Commonwealth, the region surrounding Mt. Ste. Catherine was ruled by the Republic of Ves, centered around its Grand City. Called for a time the Duchy of Adria, a defunct title from its sacking by Antonius, Emperor of Man, in the year 1711, the Republic of Ves was a central point in the War of Two Emperors, and many of the titles created in its time were grandfathered into this roll of arms. The Second Commonwealth of Kaedrin, known colloquially as the New Commonwealth, was established by King Adrian’s Articles, dated 1726, and was held cum terra in the territories previously making up the Republic of Ves. It was held by Adrian of the House of Helvets until his death in 1750, at which time Peter of the House of Helane, Emperor Peter III, was selected as the new king, and the title held in dominion whilst its realms were de facto administered by the Helvets dukes of Cathalon. Each peer whom, at the time of their accession, belonged to a house that had not yet ruled Kaedrin, and does not yet have the modifier “de” in their names, is labelled “[House Name] de [Blank]”, [Blank] being their primary Kaedreni title, to differentiate between Kaedreni branches [such as in the case of the House of Marna] and their potential branches or titles elsewhere in the realms of Man. Within the Commonwealth, there are four [4] extant peerages, out of twenty [20] peerages confirmed through its history. Of the twenty peerages, nine [9] such titles were granted in the Kingdom of Kaedrin, three [3] in the First Commonwealth, and eight [8] granted in modernity. Of extant peerages, there is one [1] extant ducal peerage, two [2] extant vicecomital peerages, and one [1] extant comital peerage. Of all peerages both extant and dormant, there have been four [4] ducal peerages, eleven [11] comital peerages, two [2] vicecomitals peerage, and three [3] baronial peerages. The Commonwealth of Kaedrin The Commonwealth as it was 1770. Gules a cross Argent, on a canton Or an Argent rose aflame. The Duchy of Cathalon Held ad coronam under the Commonwealth of Kaedrin, as created 1725 As held by Robert Castor of House Helvets, 1750 Corresponding to the region of Cathalon, of the Second Commonwealth. The Duchy of Korath As created for Thomas of House Chivay, 1414 Defunct from 1426 Corresponding to the region of Korath, of the Kingdom of Kaedrin antique. The Duchy of Ves Held ad coronam under the Commonwealth of Kaedrin, as created 1725 Corresponding to the city of Ves, of the Vesnian Republic and of the Second Commonwealth. The Duchy of Westerland Held ad coronam under the Kingdom of Kaedrin, as created 1414 Defunct from 1426 Corresponding to the region of Westerland, of the Kingdom of Kaedrin antique. The County of Ardvale As created for Edward of House Chivay, 1414 Defunct from 1426 Corresponding to the territories surrounding the castle of Ard Kerrack, of the Kingdom of Kaedrin antique. The County of Castern As created for Roland of House Ashford, 1414 Defunct from 1426 Corresponding to Castle Castern and its territories, of the Kingdom of Kaedrin antique. The County of Cintran As created for Thomas of House Chivay, 1414 Defunct from 1426 Corresponding to the lands of Cintran, of the Kingdom of Kaedrin antique. The County of Hengfors-Krinfrid Held ad coronam under the Commonwealth of Kaedrin, as created 1518 Held by Foltest of House Helvets de Krinfrid, 1521-1539 As held by Reinholt of House Helvets de Krinfrid, 1539-1543 Defunct from 1543 [Attributed Arms] Corresponding to Castle Krinfrid, the village of Hengfors, and their territories, of the First Commonwealth. The County of Kreden Held ad coronam under the Commonwealth of Kaedrin, as created 1518 Defunct from 1543 [-+-] As recreated for Richard of House de Reden, 1730 Defunct from 1749 Corresponding to the lands of Kreden, of the First Commonwealth, and to Reden Tower and its territories, of the Second Commonwealth. The County of Lachsin As created for Edmond of House Brunswick de Lachsin, 1414 Defunct from 1426 [Attributed Arms] Corresponding to the lands of Lachsin, of the Kingdom of Kaedrin antique. The County of Peakard Held ad coronam under the Kingdom of Kaedrin, as created 1414 Defunct from 1426 Corresponding to the lands of Peakard, of the Kingdom of Kaedrin antique. The County of Redmark Held ad coronam under the Commonwealth of Kaedrin, as created 1518 Held by Adam of House Gleveisen de Redmark, 1519-1521 As held by Arstan of House Bedell de Redmark, 1521-1543 Defunct from 1543 Corresponding to the village of Redmark and its territories, of the First Commonwealth. The County of Rhoswen Held ad coronam under the Kingdom of Kaedrin, as created 1414 Defunct from 1426 Corresponding to Krak du Rhoswen and its territories, of the Kingdom of Kaedrin antique. The County of Rochefort As created for Richard Victor of House Helvets, 1761 Corresponding to the lands of Rochefort, of the Second Commonwealth. The County of Witchwood Held ad coronam under the Kingdom of Kaedrin, as created 1414 As held by Robert of House Chivay, 1415-1426 Defunct from 1426 Corresponding to the Witchwood, of the Kingdom of Kaedrin antique. The Viscounty of Pruvia-Albarosa As created for Frederick Leopold of House Pruvia-Albarosa, 1768 Corresponding to the Archbishopric of Albarosa, of the Second Commonwealth. The Viscounty of Rillsworth As created for Frederick of House Armas de Rillsworth, 1761 Corresponding to the chateau at Rillsworth, of the Second Commonwealth. The Barony of Aldenburg As created for Caius of House Marna de Aldenburg, 1730 Defunct from 1757 Corresponding to the chateau at Aldenburg, of the Second Commonwealth. The Barony of Guise As created for Conrad of House Ashford de Falstaff, 1711-1713 [-+-] As held by Henry of House de Guise, 1713 Defunct from 1721 Corresponding to the chateau at Guise, of the Vesnian Republic. The Barony of Wett As created for Ingrid of House Ashford de Wett, 1520 Defunct from 1543 Corresponding to the chateau at Wett, of the First Commonwealth. Confirmed to be accurate to the fullest extent by the Royal Sergeant of Arms and his College of Kaedrin. [[HUGE thanks to @TJBGamer for creating 95% of these COAs for us as our King of Arms, definitely couldn’t have been done without him.]]
  11. The long-dead William of Aanen wonders if he'll get a mention, whether as a tyrannical slaughterer of Marnanite nobility or a bureaucrat.
  12. Albert de Falstaff is shocked upon hearing of his 6-year-old frenemy becoming a minister.
  13. Loyalty Magical Knowledge Technological Expertise Size Economy Sea-Faring Military Application: 15 spots available. No reservations, I judge based on application quality. Discord Name: bickando#5883 Nation Name: Isle de Fae Government Type: Religious Dictatorship Magic Type: Dark + Essence Leader: The Faerie Queen Culture: (Deviant - The Mist Court) - Isle de Fae, the Island of Fairies, is named more similarly to a village's folk tales than a nation, but the island has stood centuries all the same. The island is covered constantly by a heavy, thick fog, restricting sight to no more than a couple dozen feet, and rains often in the warm seasons, snowing the same in the cold. Its has been ruled by a strict cultural strata since time immemorial - the Myst Court, both the name of its people and their collective tale. Its upper echelons are comprised of the timeless, whitr-haired and green-eyed Fae, who are said to be gifted with flight and preternatural powers over the gloomy forests that cover the Isle de Fae, though which mages of other nations might recognize to be Essence Magic in one of its most primal forms, twisted in some mad combination with Dark magics to give them an array of powers over the natural world around them. It is ruled by the Faerie Queen, the arbitrary, but timeless, half-myth leader of the Isle. Some say she has been frozen in amber for five generations, more say she once treated with an Atemic general. All Fae agree, however, that her heart still beats within the Shadetree, even if she has not made a public appearance in living memory. The Fae Circle, as it is known to outsiders, is the council and governance by which the forest's growth - and the occasional culling of its inhabitants - is determined, and all obey its will as the word of their gods. Few normal inhabitants meet their overlords in flesh; they pay tithe to the servants of servants, and the small population of the island does not lend well to disobedience anyways. The Fae are those fully transformed by deviancy, with skin so pale as to be translucent, glowing green or black eyes, platinum to white hair, thin frames, and, most notably, a pair of shimmering, immaterial wings. They wear flowing robes, and, most importantly to the effect, have never been seen to age past the appearance of a young adult, perhaps mid-twenties. This, of course, is a rare fact to know, for the Fae wear veils universally, just thin enough that thsir glowing eyes are visible but just opaque enough so as to obscure their features, and so outsiders rarely glimpse their faces. Below the Circle are the Charmed, those touched by the Myst - that is to say, those with a glow to their eyes, and while they lack the blessed appearance of the Isle's ruling class, they are granted the ability to serve their living gods, carrying out their will and acting as their military hand abroad and hunters of heresy within. None are more feared within the Isle than the Dames d'Guivre, a female-only enforcement arm of the Fae Circle granted the ability to wield magics in the Faerie Queen's name, for none that have been put on their lists, the only legal use of paper by non-Fae, survive. Despite their subservient class, few know of the outside world, and those that do have been brainwashed from a young age and turned into mindless slaves of the Fae. At the lowest echelon are the normal citizens of the Isle, the Mystmen. Pale, but not luminously so, green-eyed, but not spectacularly so, and with hairs as dark as a dirty blonde, they are not so different from the average human, and perhaps only their reliably weaker frames prove a physical difference. Yet they, too, serve a purpose in the Faerie Queen's all-knowing plans; they are the mortal engine upon which the Courts continue to thrive, and it is their unbending, unflinching loyalty that propagates Her rule. They are little different from other humans of the area save this collective zeal; they live in family units, largely patriarchal, though village elders are always female, for the men are called more often than less by the Charmed to serve unknown duties; they tend crops, hardy ones, and harvest fruits, usually small; and their homes are built of stone and roofed with thatch over plank. History: No histories are written within the Isle, save the trees; but lore states that the Faerie Queen has ruled since before the Empire at the very least, both by the accounts of the Isle's sparse few traders and by Samalstrazi records. Yet from the deformed corpses of petrified trees at the Isle's edges, one can see that it once fended off major attacks through magical means, and a visitor to the Isle might note its long-decayed seaports and withering, moss-covered stone roads otherwise, and know that it has not changed in many years. Groups or places of interest: The Pale Castle - The home of all Fae in the Isle, the Pale Castle is made entirely of white stones, none native to the Isle, and is far from any nearby Mystmen homes, located deep eithin the forst. Surrounded by many rows of thick bramble, it is impossible to happen across randomly, but equally impossible to miss when in the vicinity - for in the dark island, it is perhaps the only thing bright in color. Loche-town - Loche-town, capital of the Isle to those that would visit it, is located on the bank of Loche Ren; a large, rather smelly and depressed lake near the center of the Isle's dense forest. Black mud makes up its shores just as it makes up the streets of the town, and a knoll of withered grass its city center. The Shadetree - The Pale Castle is the heart of the Isle, and the Castle's heart is the Shadetree, a monstrous, deformed tree of withered, barkless ebony deep in its dungeons. There, a pulsing light can sometimes be made out as emanating from its depths- the light most claim to be the heartbeat of the Faerie Queen entombed within, and to whom they offer regular sacrifice. The Forest - almost as much an entity as the isle itself the all-encompassing Forest is both the island's protector and its enemy. Large, lumbering animals of the deep woods still roam here, hidden within the rain and the fog, and while the terrain is all but impassable for armies seeking to find the Pale Castle, so too is it impassable for the Circle's own forces. Eighteen days out of twenty the Isle is blanketed by rain and fog, the other two clouds and fog, and many have come to believe their homeland cursed, their only protection the power of the Faerie Queen hidden within the Shadetree. Dark shadows loom at every corner, light rarely peeks through even at noon on the equinox, and the Fae have done nothing to stop rampant rumors from spreading. Other: The Hole - A legendary locale said to be in the Pale Castle, the purpose of which is unknown. Myst-town - The seaport village of the Isle. Key Figures (3 people with points): The Eternal Maiden - She who keeps the Queen's court, the title is perhaps ironic, for its holder indeed dies. Instead, it is the fact that the new keeper takes on the title as their name, foregoing their past, that makes it so. The current Eternal Maiden was once called Laria, irreverent in her youth, nearly 90 years ago. Now she is by all accounts suitable to continue the eternal regency. (7 Arcane, 4 Leader, 2 Cha) The Hegemon, Ev - The Lord of the Mystmen, a substantially lower title than Faerie Queen, rules in Loche-town, and is the only Fae that permanently resides outside of the Pale Castle. From his manor in the center of Loche Ren, the rest of the Isle is commanded - for governance is not entirely appropriate for the complex method of tithing and dictates sent forth from the Fae, when the vast majority of the Isle operates otherwise as small town-states. (7 Arcane, 2 Leader, 2 Cha, 2 Martial) Lyn iv Mar - An Erinne, one of the trusted Charmed adepts of the Isle, Lyn iv Mar bears a rather common name among her peers - Mar was the village she was salvaged from by the Charmed Tithemen, Lyn her mother's name (differentiable because her mother was not from Mar, but from Kanu). The Erinne generally act as advisors to the Isle's various governing regions, but some act too as envoys when necessary - Lyn fulfills this role, and therefore is granted the privilege of protecting a lesser Fae named Edain, as well as the rare ability to read and write the flowery script of Myst-tongue. (Arcane 5, Martial 4, Agi 4) Point Distribution: Loyalty 5, Military 5, Magic 10, Tech 3, Seafaring 5 (War Caravel), Econ 2 Nat Idea: THE ISLE; Can use and research Essence magic and, specifically, close range telepathy. Cannot expand or build cities or towns. No additional farms required as pop grows, and Civ manu cap reduced to 50,000. For land forces, can only create unique units. Starting population set to 1/8th normal size. Unique Units (3): The Charmed (Todden) - Heavy Infantry - Unique - 2 slots Closest in function to witch hunters abroad, the Charmed fall into two categories - the Erinne and the Todden. The Todden are well-equipped trios of Charmed warriors trained from birth, wearing thick, waterproofed robes over chain, and carrying generally flanged maces and shields. These are the faces known to outsiders of the Isle as the representatives of its secretive leadership, and are famously adapted to fighting mages and mental techniques. Mystmen Zealot - Light Infantry - Replacement - While not particularly useful off the island, a horde of crazed zealots in their home habitat of a mist-covered forest is generally pretty useful. They are equipped almost universally with bludgeons and shields, and are trained primarily in catching intruders unaware. Starting Location: im on mobile so sent via discord What is my Favorite color? youre still a racist
  14. Minecraft Username: edelos Discord: bickando#5883 Roleplay Name: Albert de Falstaff Please write at least 2 paragraphs of your personal experiences in mercantilism, highlighting leadership roles or events organized: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vhy4wkEkfEHPHh5YIZ7rWJTpXyo9HQN8YVkk2V1BC0s/edit Do you have experience checking and verifying the quality of goods? If so, where?: Yes; musical instruments; Guise, Owynsburg and Helena. What is your experience in mass distribution of goods, including war-time necessities: No. I wish to join the Merchantry of Street-Sellers: Yes/No I wish to join the Coalition of General Craftworkers: Yes/No I wish to join the House of Auctioneers: Yes/No
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