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    Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth of the 17th century
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  2. "I Magnate Casimir II Staszak with a true and contrite heart, ask for God’s forgiveness in the errors of my ways and accept the True Faith of God. I accept the real teaching on Predestination, Exalted Sucession, Horenic Exalted Supremacy and Pontifical Infallibility. With this oath I accept the orthodox views of the true Communion until the day of my death. "
  3. The Magnate of Pasnia smirks upon seeing the flier. His city truly is turning into a prestigious center of art and culture.
  4. Armia Pasnia The Pasnian people are renowned not for only their rich culture, but also for their battle prowess, with their renowned winged-hussars leading the charge. The formal and professional armed forces of Pasnia was formed under King Staszak, known as the unifier and pious for having successfully unified the Pasnian people under one banner instead of scattered, warring clans. With the re-organizing of his and the other Pasnian peoples clans into a more modern society, he wisely saw the need for a properly trained armed force to protect their borders. Hussars The Winged-Hussars of the Pasnian culture are the greatest heavy infantry and cavalry which the Pasnians possess, taking on an equivalent position of a feudal knight. Members of the Hussar force are chosen directly by the Magnate himself and often serve as his personal bodyguards. Hussars are also members of the Szlachta class, enjoying all its privileges. Maximum of four members. Pasnite Cavalry The Pasnians inhabit plains and light woodlands it is expected of each Pasnian to learn how to ride at a young age to cover the most territory, some as low as 3 have already learned horse mastery. As such the Pasnite cavalry maintains a high standard of performance from all of their members. They serve as scouts and rangers during peacetime to keep the Pasnian borders safe. Their standard equipment is plate armour, lances and szablas. Pasnite Archers & Heavy Infantry The Pasnite Heavy Infantry and Archers are perhaps a minority in the Armia, as they are the only ones which do not maintain horses, nevertheless they serve as the main line in any battle formations the Pasnians form. Their role is also important during peacetime as they are tasked with guarding and maintaining the peace in Pasnite settlements and cities. Due to their often limited numbers they are given the second best armor (Behind the Hussars) as it is cheaper to arm them than the Pasnite cavalry, which uses speed and mobility to their advantage regardless. Therefore only the best armour and weapons are given to the Infantry. They are armed with Plate, Szablas, Pikes and Crossbows/Bows They may serve as auxilliary cavalry. The Oath During the initiation ceremony, every Rekrut must pledge an oath that accompanied the Pasnian people for many centuries, no man or woman may dismiss this Oath at any time or any circumstance, with the single exception of saving the Magnate’s life at risk. “I pledge my life and loyalty to the Magnate of Pasnia, To uphold the good name of Pasnia and protect all it stands for, In the name of God, Almighty, the Magnate and Pasnia I fight, For the Fatherland raised me, To it I pledge my service. For God, Honor, and Homeland. Huzzah!” The Ranking System The Chain of Command is the core system of the Army, for without it chaos rages with no authority and discipline. Hetman The highest officer rank a soldier could aim for, appointed directly by the Magnate and a part of the Council. A Hetman is chosen for his loyalty, martial skill and leadership ability. The Hetman has many responsibilities and rights: Supervision of all officers. Promotion and Demotion of all soldiers at will. Taking the responsibilities of vacant roles at will. Flexity of military rules and laws. Carrying out all commands issued by the Magnate under all circumstances. Enforcement of the Imperial and Pasnian law. Carrying out verdicts regarding corruption, disloyalty and state crimes. Regimentarz The Regimentarz is appointed by the Hetman, and serves as his second in command; a trusted advisor and an assistant in all martial affairs. Towarzysz The Towarzysz is the standard field officer, tasked with carrying lesser tasks of leadership such as disciplining the troops, correcting formations and leading patrols. Veteran Pocztowy A Veteran Pocztowy is a soldier who has proven himself on several occasions as a well-disciplined and skilled warrior. Although not holding direct command over those below them in the structure, they’re often tasked with assisting patrol leaders and enforcing discipline within the Army. Pocztowy A Pocztowy is the standard soldier, making the bulk of the force. They are tasked with basic missions such as guarding, joining patrols, standing in line and introducing new recruits into the standards of the Pasnian Army. Rekrut A Rekrut is a newly recruited member of the Army and go through extensive martial and disciplinary training until his initiation as a soldier. Equipment: Szabla: These light Pasnian sabers of fine craftsmanship serve as a primary weapon for infantry and cavalry alike, and is casually worn by Pasnian nobility. The Szabla has a large significance in Pasnian culture and serves as a symbol of national Freedom, the blade which maintains the freedom of the Pasnian people in their land. The Szabla excels at slashing and has a significant ability to pierce through mail and even plate armor. Hussar Lance: The Lance used by the Winged Hussars, proves highly efficient to support the task of the Pasnian Cavalry in battle. The Lance excels at thrusting through armor, making it the ideal weapon for a cavalry charge. Pike: The Pike is often found amongst the Levy militia troops and sometimes with Heavy Infantry aswell, and proves to be a deadly weapon for defensive purposes, able to counter charging infantry and cavalry alike. Crossbow: The Crossbow is used as the primary ranged weapon in the Pasnian Army. Although slower to load than a bow, its piercing force and accuracy prove deadly. Halberd: A Halberd is a two-handed pole weapon that recently came to prominent use in the Pasnian Army, especially by Levy forces. The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. The halberd is usually 1.5 to 1.8 metres long. Roster: Officers: Hetman(1/1): Lord Patrek Roswell. (ACU20) Regimentarz(0/1): Vacant. Towarzysz(0/3): Vacant. Soldiers: Veteran Pocztowy(0/x): Pocztowy(0/x): Rekrut(0/x): Regimental Roles: Hussars(0/4): Quartermaster(0/1): Cook(0/2): Application Format(post in the thread below):
  5. Yes :) You're next Kovachevs.
  6. Thirty years have passed since the infamous and controversial Courland refugee crisis. For thirty years the Staunton family lay dormant, waiting. Waiting to take revenge upon the people that betrayed them, lied to them and inevitably, slaughtered them. Courland is not just a person, it is not just a land, it isn’t even just a name. It is an idea. You can take away people, you can take away land, you can take away their name, but you cannot take away thoughts. On the 5th of the First Seed, 1593, it was a cool and temperate Orenian day. There was a gentle breeze. The guards spotted a group approaching, nodding to each other. This was a time that they had been waiting for. They raised the gates as a large force galloped into the keep, led by a younger, dark haired man. The purple and black flag was lowered as a new, all too familiar green and black flag was raised. The Revolution had come to the city of Krakow. The Houses of Staunton, Roswell and Staszak were ready.
  7. or rather staff biased..
  8. *A Herald in every major City in the Empire, declares the following before the masses:* "Hear hear. The City of Krakow, located eastwards to the Archduchy of Lorraine has been officially established. The Magnate of Krakow, Casimir the Second of House Staszak is delighted to invite new visitors to visit, settle and establish their trade in his most magnificent City. A patron of Arts and Culture, the Magnate seeks to invite the most talented of artists, poets, and scholars in the Empire to his court where they could develop their work to the best of their capabilities. Signed, by Magnate Casimir the Second of House Staszak.
  9. City of Krakow The newly constructed City of Krakow is the heart of Pasnia, led by Magnate Casimir II of House Staszak. The City hosts the magnificent Church of Krakow, and the Magnate’s most formidable castle. It is the center of trade and civilization in Pasnia, welcoming all visitors to its streets and markets. The merry Inn offers shelter and food for adventurers and travelers of Eastern Tahn, and the houses offer residence for the people of Pasnia. The Magnate of Krakow takes pride in patronizing art and culture, and invites many artists, writers, poets, musicians, sculptors, tailors and craftsmen to reside in his city, for Krakow is a center of art and culture in the continent of Tahn, renowned for its tolerance to all artists and their works. On several occasions the Head Steward arranges fairs, festivals and tournaments for all people to partake in its activities, ranging from horse races, archery games, arena duels and jousting to different art and writing contests. The Council The Council whose members are appointed by the Magnate (Governor) are tasked with the supervision and management of their respective branch. Advisor The Advisor is tasked with personal advice and counsel to the Magnate, regarding any forum and branch, aiming for utmost efficiency and prosperity. In the Magnate’s absence, he serves as his regent. Current Advisor: Szlachcic Karol Staszak (Jewslavski) Hetman The Marshal is tasked with the management and organization of Krakow’s levy force, and in the field taking the role of a commander. Current Hetman: Lord Patrek Roswell (ACU20) Head Steward The Head Steward is dedicated for the management and supervision of internal affairs which are; Finance, Housing, Commerce, Production, Labour and overall ledger work. Current Steward: Vacant. Szlachta(Nobility): The Szlachta were the legally privileged noble class in the Kingdom of Pasnia. The name Szlachta has origins from the Pagan society and was used to describe the class of the families of warlords and chieftains in Pasnia. After the Kingdom of Pasnia was founded, the name Szlachta became the word to describe the newly feudal noble families that were established. Today with the founding of the City of Krakow the old traditions continues. Nobility Titles: Magnate: Head of a Clan/City. Szlachcic: Standard aristocrats with no land. Hussar: Professional soldiers in the Pasnian Army who were granted the status of a noble. Laws of Krakow: Every vistor and resident are to comply with the following laws: Do not steal or damage private and state property. Starting a fight within the City is forbidden, any honor duels must be performed outside the City walls. Weapons are to be sheathed in public. Members of the Szlachta and the Army are to be treated with respect, insulting them may result in consequences. Taxes are to be collected every Sunday. Failing to pay taxes may result in the evacuation of your house/store. Settling in the City: In order to settle in the City contact the Magnate of Krakow or the Steward and they may provide you with residence/store. Below are the weekly tax prices: Store - 30 minas/per week House - 50 minas/per week *Taxes are collected every Sunday and are to be paid in the City Hall. * Members of the Clergy and Szlachta are exempt from paying taxes.
  10. *This scroll could be found nailed to a Noticeboard in every major City in the Holy Orenian Empire. It reads the following:* "For many years our people were spread across the world, far from our lost Homeland, yet I believe that the time has come for us to find a new home. I have set up a Charter for land, and with the help of God and the Empire, we shall build a new settlement for our people where we could preserve our culture and live in peace. I, Magnate Casimir II of House Piast call to all those who could trace their heritage to the Pasnian people to join my endeavor in the City of Johannesburg." Signed, Casimir II Piast HONOR AND FATHERLAND AVE ORENIA
  11. Independent Charter Application: What is the name of your guild, village, organization, etc.: Town of Krakow. What is the purpose of your guild/village/organization (if sensitive, this can be withheld and then privately shared with whomever is handling the charter): A settlement for the Pasnian people, where they could preserve their culture and live in peace and prosperity. What plot size are you interested in: 70 x 70 What tile are you interested in: A58. If your tile is currently owned by a nation, do you have that nation's leader's approval: Not owned. Signatures (players should sign their persona/character name and their MC name): Casimir II Piast - Saarty1 Karol Piast - AJewz Eric Kordes - SogeKingB Tomas - LilCourlandicLad Patryk Belinsky - Dork117 Vladimir Kielce - InfamousDane Bronisław Nowak - gumshoeismygod Patek Ostrowski - Lolzboi Apolonia - Cave_Creature Clive - Vegetarianism Darizuo Winarski - terriblegecko80 Petro Kardas - _Argon Pawel Krawczak Kardas - TheArena
  12. “Bóg, Honor, Ojczyzna” God, Honor, Homeland. These are the three words that identify the patriotic, honorable and God-fearing people of Pasnia. Far from their homeland, the last remnants of the once great Pasnian Kingdom continue to uphold the legacy of their ancestors; and like their forefathers they now wander the lands in search for a new homeland where they could prosper and live in peace. History: Prosperity and peace: The history of the Pasnian people is near ancient, and could be traced as far as the days prior to the rise of Prophet Horen and the Canonist Faith. It is said that one of the ancient Harrenic tribes, a small nomad tribe named “Pasn” once wandered the lands in search for a homeland. Eventually, under the leadership of the Chieftain Krakus the Founder the people of Pasn settled in the plainlands north-east to the lands of Oren which they named “Pasnia ” after their tribe. The first settlement of the tribe in the lands of Pasnia was named “Kraków”, after their Chieftain. In Pasnia , the tribe developed a peaceful agricultural society and slowly began to flourish. Two centuries later with the arrival of several Canonist Missionaries, King Staszak the Pious who was then the chieftain of Pasnia , accepted the faith of the Canon and began the conversion process of his people. In addition to his conversion, King Staszak also found the Kingdom of Pasnia with City of Kraków as the Capital City, and established the dynasty of Staszak, which lives on to these very days. Under the successors of King Staszak the Kingdom continued to flourish and grow; new settlements such as Warszawa, Poznań and Gdańsk were established and the Capital of Kraków became a center for art, culture and trade. “A portrait of the City of Kraków in its prime” "The Bloody Wars": But the era of peace did not last forever, as the then pagan Raevir neighbors had set their eyes on the wealthy lands of Pasnia for many years, which they strongly desired. Under the period of three different Kings, the soldiers of Pasnia bravely faced the Raevir raiders in battle, until the battle of Poznań in which King Bolesław I the Victor was able to defeat the bulk of the Raevir forces, and then sign a peace treaty with the hostile coalition of tribes. This long and internecine series of conflicts became commonly known as the “Bloody Wars” in which the Kingdom of Pasnia emerged victorious but at a devastating cost. Following the war, the Kingdom was left shattered: generations of young men were erased and buried, villages and farm fields were burnt down and abandoned, and poverty became common amongst nobility and peasantry alike. “A portrait of King Bolesław I the Victor" Decline and fall: In the last years in King Bolesław I’s reign the Kingdom began to rebuild the ruins. However, following the death of King Bolesław I the Brave he was succeeded by his firstborn son, King Leszek the Idle. King Leszek the Idle cared little for the affairs of the State, which he left for his uncle, Casimir I to deal with. Due to the King’s indifference, many amongst the nobility in the realm decided to take advantage of the King’s weakness and the poverty caused by the “Bloody Wars”, and began demanding more lands, rights and authority from the Monarch which he was barely able to grant. With the continuous growth of power for the nobility, several pretenders to the throne rose; including Casimir I himself. To restore order in the Realm, Casimir I decided to take on a radical solution - he imprisoned the King and forced him to abdicate to claim the throne for himself. As King, Casimir I was able to issue several reforms which reduced the influence of nobility and restored some stability to the Kingdom. However, near the end of Casimir’s short reign a deadly plague from an unknown origin hit on the Kingdom, and swiftly erased nearly three-quarters of the already contracted realm’s population. After the plague, the Kingdom never managed to recover as pagan invaders began raiding and pillaging Kingdom’s countryside again. The people of Pasnia were now forced to abandon their homeland and flee south to find shelter in the Kingdom of Oren, where they remained to this very day. "A village in Pasnia, left abandoned" Military and Warfare: Levy Militia: Like most armies the Pasnian Military primarily relied on its feudal levies in times of war. These poorly trained and lightly equipped peasants were mostly drawn from the country-side of the realm and usually served as skirmishers or shock infantry. They were often armed with crossbows, or spears and armored with poor leather and cloth items, and seldom also with mail armor. Due to their lack of discipline and training, these troops are often used in spread formations and are sent to charge at the enemy mainly from the flanks. "Pasnian peasants being levied into war" Heavy Infantry: The Heavy Infantry were usually drafted from the Nobility class and soldiers of the regular standing army who could afford the expenses of mail/plate armor and heavy weapons. In battle, they are often used in tight formations to hold off the enemy charge and allow the more agile troops to surround the enemy from the flanks. "A Pasnian Knight" Pasnian Winged Hussars: The most prestigious and fearsome of units in the Pasnian Military were the Winged Hussars. Heavily armored cavalry troops, armed with lances and sabers the Winged Hussars served as the ideal shock troops of the Pasnian Army. The mixture of horse mobility and heavy armor made these Winged Hussars more than able to charge and penetrate through enemy lines, as they cast terror on their opponents. “Pasnian Winged Hussars charging at the enemy” Religion: Ever since they were converted to the Canonist Faith, the Pasnian people were known as God-fearing people, and held close relations with the Church of the Canon. Perhaps one of the greatest architectural displays in Pasnia was the formidable Cathedral of Kraków, which contained a grand library of books and gave host to hundreds of people who occasionally came to pray. In addition to that, the Pasnian Church has canonized several prominent figures in Pasnian history such as King Bolesław I the Victor for his victories against the pagan invaders, and King Staszak the Pious who converted to the faith of the Canon and found the Kingdom of Pasnia. “The Cathedral of Kraków in its former glory” Cuisine: Prior to the “Bloody Wars” period, the cuisine for the common people was based on dishes made of agricultural produce and cereal crops (millet, rye, wheat), meats of wild and farm animals, fruits, forest berries and game, honey, herbs and local spices. A high calorific value of dishes and drinking beer or mead as a basic drink was typical of the Pasnian cuisine. In addition to that, there are several traditional foods and beverages that are consumed both daily and in holidays. Bigos: Bigos is a traditional stew (Hunter's Stew) and is considered to be the national dish of Pasnia. Typically, Bigos includes sauerkraut, various meats and sausages, tomatoes, honey and mushrooms. For meats, you can have bacon, beef, pork, ham or veal. Bigos is considered a "perpetual stew" which means it can be kept in a pot for a week or more. Pierogi: Pierogi are boiled dumplings stuffed with varying ingredients. After they are boiled, they are fried with butter and finely chopped onions. They can be filled with potato and cheese, mushrooms, and even fruit. Golabki: Cabbage rolls wrapped around minced pork or beef meats, chopped onions and rice. They are usually baked with a spicy tomato sauce. Wódka(vodka): Despite being a common Raevir beverage, the Wódka, or vodka also found its way to the Pasnian Cuisine. "A bigos" Traditions and Customs: The people of Pasnia have a long and rich history of traditions and customs which have gathered through the years. Etiquette: In the Pasnian Society, there is great stress on being polite and courteous, especially amongst nobility. Men are expected to kiss ladies' hands and to behave with decorum. An acceptable gift for women is an odd number of flowers, regardless of whether a woman is the recipient or presenter. Most men consider themselves judges of a fine drink, and for men the standard gift is alcohol. One must always drink from a glass, never directly from a bottle. When encountered with nobility, it is customary to bow and greet them with their title. Attire: The Peasants usually wear clothes that are akin to the clothing of peasants of other Kingdoms, especially those of the Raevir nation. The attire of peasants is characterized with long robes, and leather boots. The women sometimes wear a scarf, along with a long dress. However, the Noblemen in Pasnian society have a rather unique clothing as described below. "Pasnian peasants in traditional attire" Kontusz: The Kontsuz is a type of outer garment worn by the Pisnan male nobility(szlachta class). The kontusz was a long robe, usually reaching to below the knees, with a set of decorative buttons down the front. The sleeves were long and loose, on hot days worn untied, thrown on the back. In winter a fur lining could be attached to the kontusz, or a delia worn over it. The kontusz was usually of a vivid colour, and the lining was of a contrasting hue. The kontusz was tied with a long, wide sash called a pas kontuszowy. Throwing kontusz sleeves on one's back and stroking one's moustache was considered to be a signal of readiness for a fight. "A Pasnian Nobleman" Dances and Folk Music: Local ensembles use string instruments like violins and a cello to play a distinctive scale called the Lydian mode. The distinctive singing style used in this scale is called “lidyzowanie”. The lead violin (prym) are accompanied by several second violins (sekund) and a three-stringed cello (bazy). Duple-time dances like the krzesany, zbójnicki and ozwodna are popular within Pasnian culture. The ozwodna has a five bar melodic structure which is quite unusual. The krzesany is an extremely swift dance, while the zbójnicki is relatively slower. Folk songs typically focus on heroes in Pasnian and Raevir mythology. Below there's an example of Pasnian folk music: Pasnian Wedding Ceremonial Customs: The customs of a Pasnian wedding is riddled with culture and tradition, with every step necessary to complete in order for the union to be officially recognised by the Pasnite people. The wedding takes course throughout a single day but royal or noble weddings may take place for a longer period, otherwise it takes place from dawn until midnight. The ceremony takes place as follows; When the wedding starts, the first step is to greet the guests warmly, preferably by a hearth or small fire with drinks (Traditionally vodka mixed with Cranberries). Once the guests are greeted any gifts may be given as being a good host is paramount to any gift, as otherwise the couple would go undeserving of any gift. After the guests are greeted by they are then seated, the man is then separated from the woman to sit at opposite tables from the other. During the first feast the man wears traditional Pasnian clothing throughout, but the woman instead wears a simple dress to represent her innocence and maidenhood. The first feast then begins, usually with a speech and the food is served consisting of traditional Pasnian foods and drinks. After some time has passed dancing may commence, the bride may take part in the dancing but the man may not to show his restraint and trust. During the first feast and dance the bride then leaves to change into new clothing, this being a dress which combines the banners of both Houses/families and represents the unity and sanctity between the respective families. This dress also represents the woman's coming of age and casting of her maiden attire to blossom into that of a full woman, recognized as such in Pasnian culture. After the pair has been wed, the second feast commences and the pair may now share a table together, this to symbolize that they will from that day forth dine together as husband and wife. The feast continues and a bedding is considered optional, the pair deciding on that factor. It then either stops due to everyone falling asleep or due to the families deciding to end it. Language: The first recorded sources of the Pasnian language could be found near the era in which Pasnia converted to the Canonist Faith, probably due to the arrival of Canonist Missionaries who brought the literacy to Pasnia. The Pasnian people borrowed the Floxi alphabet to their language, to which they’ve added their own letters to pronounce certain sounds. Below there is a list of common words and phrases in the Pasnian language: "The Pasnian Alphabet" OOC: If you're interested in role-playing this culture, contact Saarty1 via forums or skype.
  13. IC Name: Vasily the Pious. Race: Human. Service: (Nun, Monk, Priest, Holy Knight, Vicar Bannerman, Charity Worker, other) Priest. Why do you wish to assist the Church?: I wish to assist the Church in order to spread the word of God to the people of the world; so one day we'll know peace through unity and service to the Creator, almighty. I strive to live a life of virtue and service, to aid the weak and the poor - and none for personal gain, but for the Glory of God and the greater good. Anything else?: None to add. OOC Minecraft Name: Saarty1. Skype Name: Saarty1.
  14. Touché.
  15. Accepted.