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About skuke101

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    Jacques Halcourt de Vasile, Ser William Green

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  1. Great, hard working, and polite dude. Should definitely be given a chance. +1
  2. User: Skuke101 Skype: skuke10123 Timezone: Central standard Name: Ser William Green Race: Heartlander Why do you desire to join? I own land in Vawdrey so to defend my land Do you agree to PK if RP is done appropriately and well? Maybe
  3. The length of Pyro's ban is absurd. This is what happens when too many liberals gather in one place.

    1. Harold


      im a socialist if that helps

    2. El Ricktador

      El Ricktador

      dae h8 LIBERALS? XDDDDD

    3. L0rdB0rd


      I shoot every liberal that walks onto my lawn. The administration are all communist. get your facts right.

  4. If I would've meant Auvergne, I would've typed Auvergne instead of Relouria @Jonificus
  5. Writing cred goes to Lyonharted
  6. « Relouria » "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph" — Aᴜɢᴜsᴛᴜs Fᴏᴜʀɴɪᴇʀ I, ᴄɪʀᴄᴀ 1473 « Pictured | A painting of the now lost Château de Vasile, circa 1100 by an unknown artist. » Relouria, a land long dead, whose sons and daughters have been spread far and wide by fate’s cruel hand. Most have found their home in Oren, particularly concentrated in Savoy and the crownlands. The peoples of Relouria are known for their pragmatism, legalism, and particularly, their unique traditions and culture. ⁌ Culture ⁍ “We shall defend our islands, whatever the cost may be: we shall fight on the beaches; we shall fight on the landings; we shall fight in the fields and in the streets; we shall fight in the hills... we shall never surrender. ” — Cʜᴀʀʟᴇs Hᴀʟᴄᴏᴜʀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Yᴏᴜɴɢᴇʀ, ᴄɪʀᴄᴀ 1427 « Pictured | A traditional Relourian vineyard, painted in the impressionist style by an unknown artist. » ⁌ Art ⁍ Relouria had always been known as a center for the arts. Even during prehistory, when the druids and various chiefs ruled over the isles, great sculptures and mosaics littered the early cities of the Relourians. In the modern era, they are known particularly for their impressionist style of art. Impressionism seeks to capture the content of a painting with bold colors and sharp contrasts; typically an impressionist paints sweeping landscapes, revealing portraits, etcetera. “Prince Charles the Younger” | Maximilien Lafayette « Pictured | A somber rendition of Charles Halcourt the Younger, the last prince of Relouria, painted in the modern impressionist style by renowned Relourian artist Maximilien Lafayette. » Relourians are also known for their music and poetry. It is, at times, both upbeat and melancholy; both optimistic and gruesome; and both joyful and poignant. Musicians of the Relourian variety tend to emphasize humanity in their works. The struggle of man against nature is often emphasized. This is somewhat symbolic, as Relourians once worshiped nature; it is both a straightforward concept - that is, man is in perpetual conquest against nature - but simultaneously, it is metaphorical of the past, pitting modern Relouria against the Relouria of yore. “Au clair de la lune” | written by Sophia Caterina de Storen Au clair de la lune, Mon ami de Pierrot, Prête-moi ta plume Pour écrire un mot. Ma chandelle est morte, Je n'ai plus de feu. Ouvre-moi ta porte Pour l'amour de Dieu." Au clair de la lune, Pierrot répondit: "Je n'ai pas de plume, Je suis dans mon lit. Va chez la voisine, Je crois qu'elle y est, Car dans sa cuisine On bat le briquet." Au clair de la lune, L'aimable Lubin; Frappe chez la brune, Elle répond soudain : –Qui frappe de la sorte? Il dit à son tour : –Ouvrez votre porte, Pour le Dieu d'Amour. Au clair de la lune, On n'y voit qu'un peu. On chercha la plume, On chercha du feu. En cherchant d'la sorte, Je n'sais c'qu'on trouva; Mais je sais qu'la porte Sur eux se ferma. By the light of the moon, My friend de Pierrot, Lend me your quill To write a word. My candle is dead, I have no more fire. Open your door for me For the love of God. By the light of the moon, de Pierrot replied: "I don't have any pens, I am in my bed Go to the neighbor's, I think she's there Because in her kitchen Someone is lighting the fire." By the light of the moon Likeable Lubin Knocks on the brunette's door. She suddenly responds: – Who's knocking like that? He then replies: “Open your door for the love of God!” By the light of the moon One could barely see The pen was looked for, The light was looked for. With all that looking I don't know what was found, But I do know that the door Shut itself on them. ⁌ Philosophy ⁍ Relouria is particularly for known for two dogmas: legalism and pragmatism. These two philosophical doctrines are summarized as follows. Legalism | doctored by Frederick Adelheid de Vey Veyian legalism emphasizes, above all, law and order with respect to established precedents and documents. The Veyian legalist believes that law should be well documented and publicly available for all to decipher, so that all may live a lawful live. Legalism is in effect an argument in favor of jurisprudence. When a certain punishment is given, for example, that ought to set a precedent for future generations: in future situations wherein the same law is broken, the same punishment should be given. It is therefore the duty of leaders to document their decisions, and to study the legal annals ad infinitum during their tenure, in the opinion of the Veyian legalist. Pragmatism | doctored by Jean Claude de Robineau Robinean pragmatism believes that the singular most important thing is practicality. It is not the idea of something that matters; it is the wholesome effect, the practical application… The pragmatist believes wholeheartedly in embracing only what has and will happen. Rather than debate the morals of a leader, for example, pragmatists would discuss what that leader would do in truth. In summary, practicality is the goal of the pragmatist. Jean Claude was also a notable legalist. He lived during the Atheran exodus, fleeing Relouria and settling in Savoy. A famous motto that emphasizes the Relourian-Savoyard exchange of culture was coined at this time by Jean Claude himself. “Drofhsa rof doolb!” Nobody really knows what it means, but it’s said to be in the ancient holy language of the druids, emphasizing the bond between Relouria and Savoy. Religion The people of Relouria are deeply canonist. Since the days of Philip Halcourt I, the prince often would heed the advice of the archbishop of Vasile. The schisms that have plagued Oren at times had gone largely unseen in Relouria; and after the fall of the principality, Relourian expatriots remained mostly the same. Perhaps due to their pragmatic nature, the idea of God has largely been viewed in a practical sense amongst Relourians, without much theological debate. The Relourians who have found a home in Courland are followers of The True Faith. ⁌ History ⁍ “There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others. Alas, had only our forefathers understood this fact...” — Sʏʟᴠᴇsᴛʀᴇ Hᴀʟᴄᴏᴜʀᴛ I ᴏғ Aʟᴅᴇʀsʙᴜʀɢ, ᴄɪʀᴄᴀ 1469 « Pictured | Around the 12th century, Charles Halcourt the Elder began to drastically reform Relouria, particularly by requiring nobles to spend time in court every year. This painting is of one of his typical days in court, hearing petitions from his subjects, with his ever growing entourage about him. » The rise of Relourian society | circa 300 anno domini Roughly some four hundred years before the foundation of Vasile by Philip Halcourt I is the first recorded Moot - ‘the Council of Avens’ - a meeting of the Druidic tribes close to the later lands of Avenese. It signified a change in Relourian society from smaller homesteads to organised pagan fiefdoms, presided over by a rough and largely powerless religious organisation. It is generally suspected by contemporary historians that this also signified the first time that the major southern lords joined together into a loose group, a trait of theirs in future rebellions, mostly directed by the universal faith that bound them together. Foundation of the capital | circa 753 anno domini Philip Halcourt I, ironically fleeing the strife of his own home, founded a new city: Vasile. He quickly established dominion over the surrounding isle, settling his loyal knights and bannermen on the wilderness. Important Relourian baronies, counties, etcetera such as Avenese, Vey, and Pierrot were founded during this era, almost a millennia ago. This is when Relourian culture came into its own. Art flourished under the patronage of the new Relourian aristocracy. Political theorists, painters, poets, and more practiced their crafts as clients of various high profile aristocrats. This era of Relourian history is generally regarded as its golden era. It is said that on his deathbed, Philip abandoned the pagan religion of ancient Relouria and embraced canonism. However many of the common folk, and the established nobles, clung to their past ways - encouraged by the druids of Avenese. Sovereign of the isles | 976 anno domini A document published in 976 described the full Relourian state. The Prince of Relouria was at its helm, with a rising aristocracy beneath him. The two counts of the realm, the comte de Avenese and the comte de Pierrot, became somewhat powerful, and most of the time joined the Prince in his court. By now, the status quo of Relouria was established. « Pictured | The banner of House Halcourt, unchanged to this day. » Around this time, the Prince began describing himself as ‘sovereign of the isles’. He therefore asserted his absolute power and rule over his newly established principality. The banner of Halcourt was also at this time created, and flown as a de facto national flag for the entire realm. The fleur de lis was a symbol of Relourian culture, as well as the Hanseti eagle, incorporated in an attempt to create an air of legitimacy abroad. The rise of cadets, and centralization | circa 1100 anno domini During the 12th century, number of cadet branches of House Halcourt emerged, and the tradition of agnatic cognatic elective inheritance was solidified. Most notable among them were Halcourt de Fournier and Halcourt de Pierrot, both of which would come to rule over the only 2 counties in Relouria. These families became distinct legally and otherwise from the main Halcourt branch, which was known as Halcourt de Vasile. Their patriarchs were influential at court and held much sway with the Prince. They also were often appointed to positions of power. By now, the Relourian bureaucracy was growing, and it was a multifaceted beast, with numerous tiers and long titles. Around this time, a certain Halcourt Prince worked to centralize the country. He did so largely by slowly removing powers from the nobility and clergy while simultaneously convincing them it was good for them. His most famous reform was to require that nobles spend one half of the year at his court; therefore, nobles would have to purchase lodgings in his city, they would have to eat there, etcetera, thereby bringing money into his coffers and out of the provinces, as well as curbing noble power by keeping them away from their holdings. It was under this Prince, Charles Halcourt the Elder, that the idea of Relourian court life emerged. Noble gentlemen would court debutantes; court intrigue became common, and political warfare often ensued; and altogether, the Prince became a sort of social paragon. All hoped to garner his favor and to be the life of the court. Interestingly, this lead to what later historians dub the Vasilean renaissance. The people of Vasile became increasingly more wealthy: the peasant class was slowly replaced by a growing bourgeoisie; people moved away from farming, smithing, etcetera into luxury industries such as art or trade… Overall, the capital became very much the center of the principality, as power and wealth were literally drained from the rest of the principality. The Avenese Rebellion | circa 1100 anno domini A certain Louis, count of Avenese, rose his banner in rebellion against the crown. He declared himself king of Relouria, a title none had ever borne; the Halcourts in Vasile had only ever dubbed themselves Princes of Relouria. They had seen the might of far off empires and kingdoms, and yet understood their independence - they were neither kings nor dukes, neither counts nor emperors… they were Princes. But as said, Louis de Avenese rebelled and claimed the title king of Relouria. In doing so he killed a number of his opponents, particularly a certain Philip Halcourt de Fournier, the knight of Storen. His son, Bastien Fournier, quickly rallied his levy, and gathered his allies. He soon marched alone to the sea, and readied a small fleet. Bastien sailed to Avenese, and surprised the rebel host. He stormed the city, and sacked the entirety of it. But Louis de Avenese was not there; he had been making way to kill the Prince... And so the rebel king turned about, headed to his now ruined home. In time he made it, but the levy of Bastien was prepared. They garrisoned the walls that once protected Louis, and then sallied out to destroy him on the field of battle. Word soon reached the Prince of the young Bastien’s achievements, and his savior of the realm. He therefore named him count of Avenese and Storen, and therefore arose House Fournier. Once merely a knightly cadet branch of Halcourt, they now controlled nearly a third of the Relourian realm, and would surely hold much power in the years to come… The Imperial Era | 1209 anno domini - 1319 anno domini This era of Relourian history, generally supposed to have begun with the election of the Prince Frederick Halcourt to the throne in 1209 is generally considered to be the apex of Relourian power - the principality’s influence stretching over an enormous section of the nearby archipelago. It was a feared maritime power, naval force, and the period was only ended by the rash actions of one Louis Fournier. The period began with Frederick’s highly expansionist policies, building on the work done by his vassals in wealthy colonies such as Foix and Echay, and his incredible focus on shipbuilding. The island gained an enormously powerful navy and under him subjugated some ‘thirty-eight unknowns; thirteen knowns; three score princes; eight kings; half-a-dozen governors, and the fools of Ancille.’ Following his death, a large faction of courtiers, generally seen as war hawks, ensured the succession of a poorly known and relatively young prince, prince Philip IV, whom they manipulated to continue the policies that had so benefited their coffers. His reign, and that of his successor Frederick II, were characterised by the same policies as their famed predecessor and it was during this time that the people of Relouria came into contact with many of the foreign people that they would later encounter upon their exodus. This period of Relourian history is most notable for the long stretch free from any civil insurrection in the south of the country, up until 1287. A series of poor investments by Louis Fournier, comte de Avenese, had left him forced to raise severe taxes upon many burghers whom in turn destabilised the succession by lobbying for a candidate well known to be sympathetic to paganism. The Principality Falls | 1436 anno domini War followed after a brief relapse. This time, however, it was for an entirely different reason. The then Prince, Charles Halcourt the Younger, sought to finally put an end to the heathens of Avenese. Those druids followed the timeless, ancient pagan faith of Relouria, long abandoned by the ruling class in favor of canonism. And so he issued an ultimatum: convert or be put to the sword… This would not bode well with the people of Avenese. A minor cadet branch of Halcourt, known simply as de Alsace, lead by its champion - a certain self-styled Prince Felix - rallied support throughout the realm against Charles. However, their rebellion was somewhat secretive: ‘Prince Felix’ gained notoriety of a sort, an almost envious infamy from the lower and higher classes alike. His platform was to ‘restore the rights of nobility and clergy alike’ and he sought to do so by fire and sword. Ironically, he appeared to support the heathen druids. « Pictured | A poster printed by the infamous rebel leader Prince Felix, mocking the ruling monarch prince Charles the Younger. Various pieces of propaganda such as this circulated throughout the principality by both sides, ranging from blatant ad hominem attacks like this to genuine grievances. » In time, real battles began. Various armed militias and levies, loyal to Felix or Charles, would skirmish here and there. Cities loyal to one or the other would be razed. All in all, bloodshed and warfare raked the land. Years passed with no clear victor. Relouria experienced a quick plunge into chaos. On one fateful night, as anticipation filled the air all throughout the realm like clouds fill the sky, a great flood came about. It brought a reckoning which none would ever have foreseen. The people of Relouria fled on any ship they could, or in a ramshackle manner built rafts… Most died. Most found their end at the bottom of the sea. Prince Charles was away commanding the army in their hunt for the rebel Prince Felix. His children - Sylvestre I, Cecil I, and Eliza - were in the capital, and hastily boarded the small ships that composed the Relourian navy. Courtiers, artisans, and peasants alike crowded in, smuggling gold, food, and all that they could. They fled, onto the sea. For months they sailed, until they made contact with a foreign fleet. It was the people of Anthos, a nearby continent, whom were also in flight of this great flood. And so they joined them as they fled through a great portal into Athera. Savoyard Alliance | 1436 anno domini Upon arriving in Athera, the people of Relouria, lead by Sylvestre and Cecil Halcourt, met with the leaders of the duchy of Savoy. An impromptu oath was sworn, and Halcourt would in their time of need serve the sons of Ashford. Soon, the duke of Savoie, Olivier de Savoie, became the king of Oren itself… Thus did Sylvestre I became seneschal of Savoie and, in Olivier’s absence as he managed the realm, he put his life into Aldersburg - the Savoyard capital. Meanwhile, Cecil formed the Petrus Watch, guarding the Orenian capital. This was the Orenian hayday of Relouria, and besides the Halcourt’s success, many other Relourians found a home in Savoy, or the crownlands. Courlandic Uprising | 1609 anno domini The son of Sylvestre II Halcourt, Jacques, received land to settle and the title of Baron from the most honorable King of Courland, Joseph Alexander Staunton. This marks a new beginning for Relourian society as all Relourians now a place to call home once more.
  7. Jacques Halcourt de Vasile would smile in approval, "Thus begins a new era for all Relourian people!"
  8. MC Name: Skuke101 Skype: Already have it Professions: Leatherworking Will this be your main: gonna split time between personas as evenly as I can Name: Ser William Green Race: Heartlander Age: 50 years young Where do you live? Have a house in Sutica and Mardon. Experience: Served as a Decurion in the original legions of Johannesburg, founder of 2nd "Stalwart" Company, oversaw martial law of Haelun'or
  9. Real good guy, has always been there to help me out if I needed it ooc or ic. Should definitely be a gm. +1
  10. Ser William "the Stalwart" of House Green would sign the charter, nodding to his comrade and friend Sylvestre afterwards (Skuke101)
  11. Out-Of-Character Information What’s the name of the Minecraft account you're applying for?: Skuke101 What's your MAIN Minecraft Account name?: ChaZz101LOL Do you agree to follow the rules on your new account?: Yes Do you understand you cannot be on both of these accounts at once? This will result in a ban if you are caught!: Yes Do you understand that if one account is banned, so will be the other(s)?: Yes How long have you been on LotC?: Almost a year. How many accounts do you currently have whitelisted (including main)?: Just one, my main.
  12. Out-Of-Character Information Please do your best to correct spelling and grammatical errors, this is an RP server and writing is the main form of communication! What’s your Minecraft Account Name?: ChaZz101LOL How old are you?: 17 Are you aware the server is PG-13 (You won’t be denied for being under 13): Yes Have you applied to this server before? (Please link all past applications): No Have you read and agreed to the rules?: Yes What’s the rule you agree with the most?:The Harrassment rule. It takes all the fun out of an RP if a group of people is mallicously targeting another player for OOC reasons. Are there any rule(s) that confuse you or don’t make sense?(If so we can help clear it up! You will not be denied for having a question on the rules): No How did you find out about Lord of the Craft? Internet Search Definitions Feel free to Google the answers or browse our forums, but make sure that you write the reply in your own words, not those of another website or person! What is roleplaying?: Taking on a character's identity and acting as if you were them What is metagaming?: Having OOC knowledge that a charater in RP would not normally have and using it to gain an advantage on everyone else in the RP server What is powergaming?: When a player does something that he or she may think is the right thing to do so they do it but they dont give the other player enough time to respond In-Character Information Now you actually make your character - be creative but stay reasonable! Make sure they make sense and that they follow lore. Try to come up with a character that you actually want to play. Character’s name: Luke Alexander Character’s gender:Male Character’s race:Heartlander Human Character’s age:23 Biography (Please make it a decent two paragraphs long. Remember to add server lore, and events that happened to your character so that they don’t contradict history.): Luke was born in the human capital of Petrus to a blacksmith, Joppa, and a farmer's daughter, Jane. Luke was born at the tail end of a long war between the Kingdom of Akovia, Mardonic League, the Dwarves, and the orcs. A year after his birth, the war ended and his home city was handed over to the Kingdom of Akovia. Due to this change and chaos, Joppa decided to move his family away to provide a more stable home for his one year old child, Luke. Joppa brings them to Werdenburg and sets up a forge and small home for his family. Over the years, Luke was taught and trained in many different trades by both of his parents. Jane, Luke's mother, was a scholar in her early life. she taught herself to read at a young age and had a natural talent for academics. She was forced to abandon her studies and her home town of Oakhearth for stealing a few rolls of bread for some homeless children begging on the streets. she took as amny books with her when she left to maintain her intelligence. She met Joppa on her way to Petrus. Joppa was a warrior who was returing home after being injured in a battle in which the rebel group he was a part of defeated a force from the Holy Oren Empire. They settled down after a few months and married each other. Joppa, who was a master swordsman, could no longer fight so he decided to become a blacksmith to satisfy his love for weapons and armor. It took Jane and Joppa nine years to have a child, but when they did, they vowed to do everything they could to raaise him right. Once Luke was old enough, his mother Jane taught him how to read. They would spend hours a day practicing. She then began to teach him the basic mathematics and how to write and understand poetry. Joppa then taught Luke the basics of forging, then how to forge armor, then weapons. Once Luke forged his first weapon, Joppa began teaching him how to weild the sword and how to swing/use it. When Luke was 13, his mother fell ill and passed away. He received a small inheritance of Minas from his mother after her death. He used the money to buy a few advanced books to further his knowledge to please his mother and honor her memory. He began studying and practicing his forging and swordmanship more and more. Luke's father Joppa had a friend in the Kingdom of Urguan at the time when the war between the Urguans and and the Iron Uzgs broke out. Joppa and old war buddies shipped off to help his friend's cause and the Urguans in their war. Luke, a fully grown 21 year old at this point, was left to mine resources for the forge, smelt the resources, and make weapons and armor for passing by traverlers and guards. He mastered his blacksmithing skill during this two year span. he also praacticed his swordmanship more to help possibly defend his home town during any threat with the lack of experienced men in his town. Joppa returned critically injured and in 1513 and unfourtunately passed away a week after returning home. Luke promised his father that he would become as powerful as he possibly could be to honor his father and mother's memory as much as he could. Luke left his home town and sets off on his adventures. Afew months into hi journey, a giant worm devestated almost all of Athera. He made his way to the coast as quick as possible and travelled to The Isle of Vailor with the rest of the survivors, determined to keep his promise to his father. Personality Traits:determined, happy/kind person, charasmatic, witty, smart, extremely sure of himself, and willing to learn new things Ambitions: to make a name for himself and become as powerful as possible Strengths/Talents:good with a sword, excellent blacksmith, very skilled talker, strong Weaknesses/Inabilities:very limited knowledge when it comes to battle(only skilled with sword so far),may talk too much sometimes, to sure of himself sometimes, cant run long distances too often Appearance (List the extra details of your characters appearance, IE; height & weight):6'2" 200 pounds Appearance, please provide us a screenshot of your character’s skin (If you need help, see our screenshot guide here): http://www.minecraftskins.com/skin/5826021/warrior-in-chain-vest/