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  1. Altar und Thron Fifth Edition, 1762 The greatest Haeseni publication enlightening our godly Patriots and contemporaries, wherever they might be. In every edition of ‘Altar und Thron’, we shed a divine light on the affairs of the Empire and the lifestyle of the pious man. Im Names Gottes. NEW DANCE CRAZE STRIKES THE HUMAN ART COMMUNITY THE HELENA UNIVERSITY OF ARTS BEWILDERED What otherwise appeared to be a normal morning all across the Orenian Provinces turned into a frantic riot, upon the discovery of a new artform, which spread overnight to virtually all settlements, including Athera. The magistrates of the Provinces were shocked to see the citizenry, all across the cities, dropping everything they were doing to dance frantically, with bundles of farming equipment, tools and baskets discarded on the ground. The ‘Hogo Bojo’ dance seems to have gained the status of a public legend, with nearly all citizenry of the realm declaring an impromptu strike for the day, to enjoy the brainchild of Chef Hogo Bojo. State profits are expected to drop by %75 for the day, according to the estimates provided by Economical Analyst, Krystian Lles, which could have a huge impact in the development of infrastructure. Whether this will set a worrying precedent for the serfs of the realm is unsure. The Municipal Council insiders in Reza deem the popularity of this dance as dangerous and threatening. “A commoner chef invents a dance, and suddenly we have an all out general strike in our hands? This might well snowball into an all out peasant revolt!” Would comment King Sigismund II, while his servantry dropped the food that they were in process of delivering, as they started to frantically dance. The international response right now is unknown. We have tried to reach out to Rennard Amador on the matter, but the man was caught trying to chisel his way into the Bishopric of Ves, accompanied by shady looking men, who brandished daggers to our reporters. A depiction of the dancing mania! THE TRUTH ABOUT “THE TEA” It is widely known that there has been great conflicts within Sutica and other cosmopolitan nations regarding gang violence and drug crime. While the zones of production and the zones of distribution remain within lands such as these, the zones of consumption and commerce remain at lands such as Haelun’or and Oren. Within these realms, criminal syndicates are in constant infighting to dominate the zones of distribution to make most profit off of the drugs. These events might be sounding normal to the average reader, but our Sutica Correspondent, Abram Stalislena has a more grim detail to report, about the seemingly innocent newspaper dubbed “The Tea.” Several insiders from Sutica have sent informative ledgers to our correspondent, entailing where the funds gained from the newspaper sales go towards. “What seemingly is an innocent newspaper, is apparently funding gang warfare within developing countries’” HR Representative for Oren, Grigor Maximoff comments. “Readers are tricked into thinking they’re reading an unfunny newspaper, while in fact, their coin funds weapons and equipment for child soldiers.” Our correspondent met up with two Sutica gang members, to get a better understanding of the life on the streets, and the reality of a drug culture spiralling out of control. “It’s crazy, it’s wild.” says the black-clad dark elf towards our reporter, while pointing towards the tattoo of a cross on his forehead. “You see this cross right here? This cross means I was a murderer. This cross right here means I wasn't playing. It isn’t for decoration.“ Our reporter asked the second man, “Why is it so dangerous over here?” It seems the lanky man checked the corners of the streets, before holding his arms. “****, man, it's violent 'cos they don't wanna give me no job, you hear me? So hell, if you don't wanna give to me, and I'm trying to do the right thing, well, then I gotta go take it.” The question of who hires them seemed to strike the most towards the two men, which the first dark elf promptly answered. “We just transport illicit material towards the dead-drops. Seems boss got deal with them Orenians oop there. All them folk wear brown armbands with the symbol of a tea, and they try to get us to read their magazine, showing how that the pieces of paper are gold or sum’n. Says that these papers fund our wars and swords.” THE ASSASSIN TROUBLES With the recent affairs, our informants from Altar und Thron have observed how there has been a %45 rise in assassinations within the Royal City of Reza. First, it started with the death of Maer Stafyr, by an unknown assailant. Then it was the two attempts on the King’s life, from a bunch of goblins, known as the “Kub Clan”, followed closely by the deaths of the Queen-Mother, and the Knight Paramount. While other newspapers such as the ‘Golden Crow Chronicles’ carrying out an inconclusive investigation, our reporters from Altar und Thron LTD. have managed to garner a plethora of evidence from the source of these assassinations. “While the common folk think these even’s are disconnecteh, is nie!” Says Emerich Gant, as he stares into the eyes of our reporter in a hookah lounge blankly. He follows up with a sweeping statement, that caught the eyes of the Altar und Thron upper management. “Who do ye think woul’ benefit from tha King becoming incapable, or even killed?” The man seems to lean towards the table, as if he is about to let on a secret. Looking out to both sides of the small lounge he currently occupied, Mr Gant begins to whipser; “It was a joint plan by Otto Sigmar, and Prince Nikolas. Th’plan was to either mortally incapacitate the king, or kill him outright. Think abou’ it, if the Kin’ is incapableh, then Otto Sigmar gets Regency-Eternal! And we all kno’ that he likes to exercise his dictatorial powahs, such as when he vetoed mah bills left an’ righ!” A depiction of Otto Sigmar, just before the King’s coronation. After speaking to Karl Amador about these incidents, our reporter has cited Lord Emerich as the source of this trivial information. Unfortunately, Lord Emerich was later on found dead in his plaza within the boundaries of the Duchy of Valwyck, possibly due to his role as an informant to Altar und Thron. Lord Karl Amador repeatedly was seen with an armed party of men after the interview, going towards the Hangman’s Bridge, where Lord Emerich frequents. Karl Amador is dubbed to receive a trial for murder, and Otto Sigmar is bound to represent him for his actions against Lord Emerich. IN MEMORIAM ‘Emerich the Lordling’ ? - 1762 He will forever be remembered as our beloved Lord, incognito Centralist, father and son. After investigating these rumours, Altar Und Thron has been able to uncover the entire plot created by the Palatine Otto Sigmar. First, Otto Sigmar would either incapacitate the King, or kill him, in order to put Prince Nikolas in the throne. Even though the Prince is not aware of this plot to put him in the throne, mourning for his mother, and the Knight Paramount, Otto Sigmar planned to control the boy’s actions in an extended period of Regency. However, because the Palatine did not want external sources controlling the newfound monarch, Otto Sigmar orchestrated the murder of the most influential person to the Princeling; His mother. Of course, in order to access Prince Nikolas, Our Lord Palatine had to disrupt the guard force that defended the Royal Family. What better way to do this, than killing the leader of the Knights, Jonathan Frostfire? All had been done by the hand of Karl, Amador, Otto Sigmar’s henchman, according to our informant Godfric Alimar, a close confidant to the Grand Prince of Muldav. When will the former Regent stop his ploy to garner power? It is unknown. “No…” says the poor Prince Nikolas, unaware of this grand scheme, when asked about his mother’s death. “Whoever did this, did it to hurt our family.” He said, all unawares. “My mamej was a great woman, the best to ever live in Haense!” He says with a rogue tear running on his face. Unbeknownst to him, Otto Sigmar and Karl Amador are planning to puppeteer him into an unsuccessful reign.
  2. Osvald look over to Bishop Anton's publication, signing the Lorraine on his body.
  3. Osvald Anton Barclay, upon reading the missive would have a sit-down with his daughter momentously, talking about the long-term benefits that such an affair might entail. After both have made agreement on the courses, he goes over to take a seat in his favourite chair within Freisburg, quickly penning a letter towards the Queen-Mother. ”To Queen Maya, I am writing to express my desire to enroll my daughter, Karolina Hanna Barclay in your prestigious school for this coming school year. The course choices that she picked are as listed; History Concentration: Haeseni Wars & Battles Extracurricular Studies: Swordsmanship Extracurricular Studies: Theology I look forward to hearing from you about this matter. Sincerely, Osvald Anton Barclay (Guardian) Karolina Hanna Barclay”
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wid_sJERcw HOUSE BARCLAY “Wer rastet, der rostet.” One of the few remaining Waldenian houses of the realm: House Barclay is a relatively new line to the Haensei peerage, standing proudly as the military family of the Kingdom. Although trouble has not spared their history, their adaptability and sheer persistence have continuously realized their survival and prosperity. Wilheim and Anton Barclay, a composition GENERATIONS OF THE LINE: Patriarch Wilheim Barclay; Baron of Freising, Marschall of Hanseti-Ruska Being the first to establish Barclay as a house, Wilheim was accompanied by his brothers Anton- and Reinhard Barclay. ‘The three brothers’ essentially expanded the house with each a line of their own, expanding Freising to a noteworthy fortification and establishing far reaching ties, in marriage and in diplomacy, with other houses across Oren. Reinhard established a cadet-branch with Natalya Ruthern known as House Markanz. Ongoing issues with House Kortrevich and its unpopular Lord-Palatine brought House Barclay to the fringes of Haenseni society, although it didn’t render them replaceable. Patriarch Erwin Barclay Count of Reinmar, Marschall of Hanseti-Ruska Firstborn of Wilheim Barclay, Erwin’s steady hand and extensive politics greatly contributed to the re-integration of House Barclay into the society of Hanseti-Ruska. Resolving their ongoing disputes with House Kortrevich, constructing a powerful political alliance known as ‘The Feudalists’ in the Duma and seeking allies abroad. House Barclay became a force to be reckoned with within the Kingdom, leading to both admiration and spite inland and outwards. Erwin as incumbent is marked as remarkably more calm, and many in the house see it as a proper continuation of Wilheim Barclays will: to consolidate the House as an integral part of Haenseni society. ETYMOLOGY Despite Barclay not sounding as a Waldenian name, it technically is: for it stems as an adopted word from the Waldenian linguistic predecessor known as Reinmarisch. Barclay is the combination of Bark, the word for charge and Lei, the word for steed. Barklei became the Reinmarian way of describing the cavalrymen of the tribes above the Tova river: alleging that House Barclay, or the ancestors they stemmed from, have a long standing equestrian tradition. Although no known Barclays precede the first generation of Wilheim. CULTURE House Barclay is distinctly Waldenian, although they identify as Hansetian. Respecting the legacy of Hochmeister Mirtok, his Teutons but also their impact on what now became Hanseti-Ruska: they wish to restore the Hanseti identity beyond their family lineage. They are properly integrated in Haenseni culture and adhere to the New Marian ways when it comes to marriage, social hierarchy and faith: although they have an uniquely democratic way of governance as a House. They elect a new patriarch through moots, where the whole family gathers to discuss events or vote. They also invite the advice from all members of the House for important political matters or internal affairs. The renovations of Freising POLITICS In the latter part of the ‘Wilheim era’ of House Barclay, political participation increased tremendously. Various relatives ran for Alderman, Duma and the Senate: seeking to establish a more ‘Hanseti’ brand of politics instead of the Haenseni status quo. They later became one of the chief architects of a prevalent political alliance between a large variety of houses, known as the Feudalists. Generally, the Feudalists sought to regain control of various Haenseni institutions from the royalty: believing it undermined their Jeremic liberties as people of Hanseti-Ruska. In the generation of Erwin Barclay, the house adopted a distinct centrist albeit pro-Imperial line of politics. This has primarily to do with the fact that the Rubern War threatened their existence if it weren't for the Empire, and this increased communication between Barclay and the aristocratic houses of Helena. In the Imperial context: they identify as staunch Everardines, pro-Imperials and sympathizers to a strong Holy Canonist Church. CONTINUED EQUESTRIAN TRADITION Much like the Carnatians or the Savoyards, the Barclays seemingly inherited the ways of the steed. In their service as Landsers during the War of the Two Emperors: they had proven their cavalry excellence in every battle they were deployed. After this war, the House kept an extensive breeding industry to provide to the Brotherhood of Saint Karl and the Hanseti-Ruskan state. Their brand of having quick steeds made them, aside from being a military force, a big commercial player as well. From this wealth, they purchased further land concessions and a villa in New Reza. MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE FIRST GENERATION Wilheim Barclay Anton Barclay Konstanz Barclay✝ Reinhard Barclay✝ Rhegal Barclay Rolf Barclay✝ Tylos Barclay✝ Franz Jonas Barclay✝ SECOND GENERATION Erwin Barclay Manfred Karl Barclay Brandt Barclay Friedrich Barclay Viktor Lorenz Barclay✝ Osvald Anton Barclay Karolina Barclay Eberhard Wilheim Barclay Conrad Barclay
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    Technical Update

    Bad mindset to have
  6. The Barclay Promise Penned by Alderman-Ser Osvald Anton Barclay, 1760 Introduction During The Royal Election of 1759, the People of Hanseti-Ruska were presented with a dichotomy, in which they were to pick between two options. An term of prosperity and representation, or a term of stagnation that emphasised quantity over quality. The result of said election would reveal that the former option has been picked by the populace of Haense, who granted me a landslide victory. Fuelled by the confidence of the Haeseni people in my initiative, I shall hereby seal in writing my promises for the people of Hanseti-Ruska, by the end of my term. Co-operation “Zusammenarbeit” In order to make progress that stretches beyond party expediency, and quarrelsome coalitions, co-operation within the benches are necessary. Within my campaign, I have promised a far greater effort in unity and collaboration with the Centralist and the Cross-Bench representatives. Under my term as an Alderman, the quarrelsome relationship between the benches shall be put aside, in order to truly achieve progress. By the end of my term as Alderman, I promise that I shall co-sponsor three bills, along with the Centralist or Cross-Bench representatives, to bring forth a culture of unity and cohesion. Lord Henrik Vanir examining the election turnout with Osvald Barclay, circa 1759 Military Representation “Militärische Vertretung” As a member of the military, my main agendas within the Duma had always been greater representation for the rights of the Brotherhood Of Saint Karl, and other servicemen within its fold. Given that %40 of my supporters are from the Brotherhood, a military agenda is a must-have. Alongside my cousin Erwin Barclay, I shall propose 2 bills regarding the livelihood of the Brotherhood by 1760. Osvald Anton Barclay attending a Brotherhood Rally Clerical Agenda “Klerikale Agenda” As an era of religious prosperity revolving around the blessed word of Canonism comes forth, the policies within our government should adapt, and the clerical agenda should be represented to a greater extent than it is being represented in the Duma right now. With a great portion of my voters being members of the Church of the Canon, it is a requirement that I pass religious reforms. By the end of my term. I propose the addition of lessons revolving around the tenets of Canonism to the national curriculum, for the upbringing of a pious youth. Osvald Anton Barclay aside Father Anton Barclay. Summary I recognise that during my campaign, I have made many promises to the populace of Hanseti-Ruska. And in order to ensure that my promises are delivered, I am publishing my agenda and my promises on paper, for the population to cite later on, so that my tenure as Alderman lies unquestioned. Thank you for your votes. Osvald
  7. “Now that’s a BARCLAY BARGAIN!” Repeats a Barclay, liking the catchphrase.
  8. “Not Altar und Thron?” Says a man!
  9. "It seems that Lotd Henrik is underestimating Ivan's contribution to the House of Vanir, with his servitude in the Brotherhood. I do not approve of Lord Henrik's decision." Osvald said with a sigh.
  10. "Haha, my true claims only don't mean anything to you when you don't have an answer to it. Just like I beat you in the joust, I shall do the same to your argument."
  11. Ser Osvald Responds once more to the Vyronov’s abhorrent claims! “I have already responded to these baseless claims, under a notice on your campaign’s notice board.” He said, laughing. He’d produce the paper, looking towards Stefan’s response on the other board. “I have never kept low down in the Duma, these baseless claims make me laugh. Within my four years in the Duma, I have responded and given my opinion on every piece of legislation, sometimes adding amendments, and even directing the debate. You say you are going for change, and how are you going to achieve this? By making a statue, with no statue-carver in Haense present? You do nicht need the Duma’s approval to erect statues, just talk to the Maer. You are talking about making change, yet your campaign has nothing to do with the welfare and the substance of the Haeseni people. You talk and flaunt, yet you only promised us irrelevant infastructural developments. I am promising military representation, religious values being upheld, cooperation between feudalists and centralists, and greater representation. Half the poeple running are running because of my work within the Duma, and your attacks on my person are disgusting, mister Stefan. If you were a respectable candidate, you would have challenged the status quo, instead of attacking a member of your own party, that has been elected to run through the will of the Feudalist Peers. While we quarrel, the Centralists form an united front against the Feudalist cause, and you are the cause of this. Do not spit upon our party and say that you are one of us.” Osvald defending the Kingdom alongside the King Ser Osvald representing human rights in a trial Ser Osvald capturing the leader of Darrowmere Ser Osvald leading a Haeseni delegation to the Empire for diplomatic purposes
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    Admin Fireside Chats

    I wish I could have a fireside chat with Telanir 😔
  13. Ser Osvald responds. "No, I refuted yout statement about my involvement and pointed at the external factors which impacted the Duma in it's entirety." "No, you clearly were sleeping. I advocated for freedom of press in response to Lord Sigmar's bill, and pointed out the economical flaws in trying to publish a newspaper. I have also commented on the fact that a state-sponsored newspaper would only serve for a propaganda. Their entire argument revolved around my point, which Lord Sigmar can confirm." "It is easy to tell the Maer to go build structures. Even a kid can write a bill asking people to go build structures. I don't see your architectural work, so I presume you will only ask people to improve the countryside, which doesn't really discern you at all from any other candidate." "Very expedient of you to describe a bill which enfranchises the vast population of Hanseti-Ruska to represent their communities a 'good bill'. I'd rather make a historical bill, rather than ten bills which build statues and plant flowers."
  14. Ser Osvald would look towards Wilhelm in the Brotherhood common room, offering him a mug of Carrion Black. "Given your demographic background, I'd firmly support your campaign for Tribune. You are both representative of the common man who endured many hardships since the start of the war, and the Brotherhood, who has been going through a different branch of troubles. You are also adequate in your policy, and I would like to see your success in the Tribunal debate!"
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