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  1. thesmellypocket

    7.0 Annoucement!

    Have fewer nations and settlements, that is more of an issue than a smaller map. And I think the map was Athera, which I personally enjoyed a lot...Which I realise may make me a very small minority.
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    7.0 Annoucement!

    Certainly, it's a very impractical idea...Cheers. But having fewer cities is generally a GOOD thing.
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    7.0 Annoucement!

    I dunno, I agree that RP needs to be more centralised. And that's coming from someone who helped to write and found vassal cultures like Lorraine. Not to blow my own trumpet...but I am making the point that I have an interest in these vassal cultures yet still agree with centralisation. I think it's a bit absurd that, especially for GMT timezone when there are fewer people, you can STRUGGLE to find RP when 80+ are online...It's depressing to walk through miles of beautiful cities that are completely deserted and devoid of people. I think it was Cato (Catostrophy I think his name was, apologies to him if I got it wrong) who suggested one big city for RP. Whilst I wouldn't got anywhere near that far, RP centralisation is a good thing in principle. If this map is the compromise between RP centralisation and vastness of land it claims to be, I will be very happy...
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    Polis [OOC/APPS]

    Application 1. The District you are applying for: Argos 2. Your Archon's (leader) name and history: Andronikos Mourtzouphlos or Andronicus the Bushy-Eyebrowed. A man of very unusual appearance. He has a limp, a stutter, very bushy eyebrows as his nickname suggests, and was known universally as a fool and an idiot. That was, until he started writing his history...'Here Andronikos presents his inquiries...' he began, unveiling the 12-book masterpiece as one of the greatest historical works ever written. Certain circles started to take more seriously this laughing stock of a nobleman, one going so far as to call him the Father of History, until the previous Archon himself, a veteran of the Civil Strife, an hardy warrior called Alexios began to groom the boy as his successor, recognising his intelligence and potential in spite of his obvious flaws. Such was Alexios' respect among the people that he was able to persuade the electorate to vote for Andronikos on his retirement from politics. Thus someone who would usually be regarded as something as a joke candidate became Archon. Now Andronikos must guide his district to glory and prosperity in these uncertain times. It is worth mentioning that there are some rumours that Andronikos is overcome by Eros or erotic love for his beautiful wife, Zoe, and that she is the real power behind the Archonate. But in a republican, democratic system such a rumour is unlikely, for the business of state is done in public, and not in privy chambers where who is in power can be far less certain. 3.Argos represents one of the intellectual heartlands of the world. Fiery debate is everywhere, and elections are harshly contested. But there is more than just a civic side to be an Argive. An Argive must be an hoplite in battle and without his shield and spear he is no citizen at all. Thus, the intellectual, civic and military duty of every Argive is drilled into each and every free adult male. This culture of civic service does not just extend to the middle class citizenry, but to the upper classes to, who feel a strong sense of public duty. They build great public works as opposed to closed-off private estates, and take up position on the battlefield alongside their less wealthy fellows. Law in Argos is harshly dealt. The most horrific punishments can be dealt for what other districts might consider minor crimes. The civic duty of the armed citizenry to enforce the law, and their willingness to be ruthless in doing so, mean the streets are well-ordered. Argos does not suffer from much hooliganism. The flowering of intellectual life has led to a recent religious revival. The purpose and meaning of the Gods are discussed daily, and the people tend to be pious and observant of religious practices. However, with the free-flowing nature of these debates dangerous new religions and ideas can emerge that could be the source of strife. 4. Unique unit (military). The Sacred Band of Argos represents fully the kind of civic duty embodied by the wealthier parts of Argos. Encased in bronze or iron and trained from a very young age, these represent some of the finest hoplites around, preferring to fight on foot alongside their fellow citizens rather than atop a horse as some other nobles might. As such, they have plenty to shell out on gear - making them exceedingly well-equipped. 5. Thesmellypocket #3901 6. None
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    Et Novi Orbis Terrarum (Rp Thread)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NO-Ylg9qlbC6ccIMuzrKWgNz3mtJWoPbqkm6bqu-Bf4/edit ((LET'S GET THIS HUUUUGE POT NOODLE SNACK.))
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    Et Novi Orbis Terrarum (Rp Thread)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/11MoL-zIKrK-RhglnlJsz4ddMVmgvincFNol6mAKSDFA/edit ((Not as A E S T H E T I C but I was busy.
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    Et Novi Orbis Terrarum (Rp Thread)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GIowCwy1uh_DN7iUwRFXZhVfr8SK23lBEIARMrWiCek/edit ((AESTHETIC POST
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    Et Novi Orbis Terrarum

    Discord Name: Thesmellypocket no.3901 Nation of Choice (and why?): United Kingdom. To build a new Jerusalem in England's green and pleasant land! Nation’s historical background leading up to 1912 (Would like a paragraph + here giving a full account of your nation's state at the moment. Particularly important if you want to apply for one of the Greater Powers): The Liberal Party is in power with the help of the Irish Nationalists, having pushed for a number of Liberal reforms including a basic welfare state, they have now begun to out-pace Germany in the so-called naval arms race, ensuring British naval supremacy for at least the near future. However, Asquith suddenly resigned for undisclosed reasons, although it is speculated that he was caving into pressure from the incredibly popular David Lloyd George, a maverick working class Welshman with an active mind and a reputation as something of a rabble-rouser. The Welsh Wizard also gained credibility for his principled and early opposition to the Second Boer War. Now, the Liberal Party stands at a fork in the road. Demands for women's suffrage, the rise of the Labour Party, and the political fall-out from the Budget of 1909 could threaten Liberal dominance. It is therefore Lloyd George's job to steer Britain to stability and prosperity, uniting the country behind a popular set of policies and improving the quality of life in the country. Britain's industrial and naval dominance is threatened by emergent Great Powers such as Germany and the USA. Although Lloyd George is no Cecil Rhodes, with no desire to 'paint the map Red' any more than is necessary, he knows that maintaining the Empire and the Royal Navy make up the absolute bedrock of gaining public respect, and so that is what he shall attempt to do. Britain must modernise and keep pace, whilst shrewdly making the right calls at the international level in order to maintain what is her's. Britain maintains an highly-trained, well-equipped and professional army as a result of lessons learnt in the Second Boer War. Britain allocates more than double the yearly rounds for live fire training than any other country: 250 to Germany's 100, for example. This ensures a high standard of accuracy and quick fire with the Lee Enfield rifles. Nation’s Government Type and Leader/Party: Constitutional Monarchy under PM David Lloyd George of the Liberals. Any special characters you made and want to introduce?: I would just request that I can start with DLG as Prime Minister of GB. In reality he was the most influential member of the Liberal government anyway. If I can't I will just edit my application to Asquith being PM. Nation’s relative army/navy statistics (If you can’t find any pm me): https://spartacus-educational.com/FWWnavy.htm This may be useful. https://spartacus-educational.com/FWWnavy.htm By August 1914, Britain had 247,432 regular troops. About 120,000 of these were in the British Expeditionary Army and the rest were stationed abroad. There were soldiers in all Britain's overseas possessions except the white dominions of Australia, New Zealand and Canada. They also had available 224,223 reservists and 268,777 Territorials. https://spartacus-educational.com/FWWbritain.htm Did you read all the information?: yes Suggestions or feedback?: Nein
  9. thesmellypocket

    Those Exalted, Sanctified, and Blessed

    ((What happened to the biographies and pictures of the Saints? I swear this thread used to have pictures and some little paragraphs on each Saint. Why were they removed? I know it can be hard to find old players' biographies but it's a bit silly to remove all the existing biographies and pictures.
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    The Seven Years War: RP Thread

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q2n0fByCV7W7vPrbzbS1tTTPTvtq8Dl2Wopjc3Cmgq8/edit ((East India Company, early 1750. Ravl wishes his posts were as A E S T H E T I C and A V T H E N T I C as mine.
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    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

    AMERICAN CIVIL WAR A SPECIAL REPORT ON THE BREAKING NEWS FROM THE VERSAILLES TIMES AN ATTEMPTED COUP by forces loyal to HUEY LONG has failed, but it has started a Civil War that may tear America apart for a long time. Forces loyal to the President Elect and Congress found themselves firing on Minutemen loyal to Long, as well as military units commanded by Vice President MacArthur attempting to seize the capital. Long and MacArthur failed and there would be no quick victory. What followed was stalemate. Over the next 12 hours Congressmen, generals, officers, magistrates and individuals picked sides. 'The Constitutionalists,' 'Blues,' or 'Warrenists' took control of much of the East Coast and Rural South, whereas the West Coast and Industrial South fell into the hands of Long's 'Anti-Congress,' 'Red,' or 'Longist' forces. The Longists are known as the 'Judas' forces to the Blues, who try to paint their enemy as traitors going to war for benefits and pensions, rather than principle. Immediately before the coup, Long railed at Congress and called the election 'rigged', whilst a Republican journalist proved this not to be the case, in another early victory on the propaganda front for the Blues. Map: (Will have a map up soon)
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    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

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    The Seven Years War OOC

    -Country name: The Honourable East India Company -Head of State: Major-General the Right-Honourable Lord Clive. A brilliant politician and general who rose from a minor gentry family, he is a controversial figure back in Blighty for his often ruthless tactics and insatiable hunger for enlarging Britain's Indian possessions. He often acts independently of London and is not afraid to do so. After all, if he and the Company were restricted in every step by fat old Tories and whiny Whigs in Parliament, they wouldn't have conquered so much as an acre of Indian land. -Flag/Portrait: -Country description: The East India Company, with ruthless force and financial genius, has secured control over a number of ports in India, along with most of Bengal (Excepting Plassey and Chandernagore.) But, whilst having secured a strong foothold on the subcontinent, Britain is just one power among many in the land. The talking heads in the Commons may be content for this to remain so - so long as the tea and textile imports continue, trade flourishes - but for Clive, that is not the case. The Company, to secure Britain and the Company in the land, must focus on building an Indian Empire - a vast territorial expansion secured through the military genius of Clive and his lieutenant, Stringer Lawrence, a man with a wealth of experience who knows the ways of India... -Character description: See 'Head of State.'
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    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

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    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)