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  1. Krefarus

    Et Novi Orbis Terrarum (Rp Thread)

    The Netherlands 1914 ______________________________________________________________________________ New Years - Amsterdam, 1914 The year of 1914 had arrived. The streets and squares of Amsterdam will filled with thunderous joy and celebration. Fireworks and music could be heard and seen far outside the cities limits. 1913 had been a year of accomplishment and growth. A foothold in africa had been achieved, and the establishment of the VOK had seen increased interest in Dutch colonial holdings. In cities across the Netherlands, propaganda encouraging entry to the armed forces and revitalization of the colonies could been seen in abundance. (Dutch Propaganda piece, picturing Admiral Hendrik van Wesup, a popular figure and member of the General Staff) In the Netherlands the cogs of industry worked tirelessly, producing arms and equipment for the quickly modernizing Dutch army. A modern force it would be. Government incentives had been issued to help grow the Dutch industrial base as well as improve infrastructure across the homeland. ______________________________________________________________________________ Verenigde Oostelijke Korpsen The establishment of the VOK had been described as “A foot in the right direction” by Cornelis Snijder, though the struggles of the branch were apparent. In desperate need of funding The VOK would embark on a campaign of consolidation and expansion throughout the colonies. In an effort to lessen the VOK’s reliance on the homeland the government issues charters allowing them to establish production and resource harvesting facilities. All VOK establishments are expected to pay all equal and fair wages, regardless of who they employ. In addition as promoting social equality as well as the growth of industry, the VOK would be employed to help develop the the infrastructure of colonial regions. This would be accomplished by employing sections of the branch to perform manual labour as well as the native populations. Native workers are to be paid equally to their Dutch counterparts (VOK soldiers in ceremonial uniforms shown in Batavia) Matters of Industry, Trade, & Infrastructure Massive amounts of trade flow through Rotterdam and into the Ruhr, the heart of European industry, almost 85% of German imports to be exact. Because of this, a massive improvement of the areas infrastructure is to be commissioned. Construction companies like Boskalis and BAM are given government contracts to build roads, railways, and drydocks. Furthermore, companies such as Philips are issued reduced government taxes in order to grow the Dutch industrial base. On the military front, French & American companies such as Symington-Anderson and Wisconsin Gun Company are contracted to produce enough M1897 75mm cannons to outfit the standing Dutch army. Eritrean affairs The acquisition of Eritrea had been a rather unpopular decision in the fledgling colony. Dutch settlers had suffered numerous attacks from the hostile natives and the state had been evaluated as “delicate”. A series of policies are issued by the VOK, nicknamed “The Equality Acts” they grant all those living under colonial rule in Eritrea Dutch citizenship as well as equal rights in all regards. ______________________________________________________________________________ The Royal Dutch Army An overhaul of the Royal Dutch Army was directed under Cornelius Snijders. Lessons from the American Civil war as well as the Franco-German war had convinced Cornelius that flexibility, organization, and an officer’s own initiative was the key to a modern army. Because of these ideals, Cornelius, with the full support of the government as well as the General staff has decided to reform the army. A plan is drawn up to completely phase the conscript army out by 1915 in favor of a smaller, professional force. The conscript force is downsized by 50% bringing down to only 100,000. To outweigh this, 5 divisions of 10,000 men are to be recruited as professional soldiers. Countries like [France] [Germany] & [Britain] are contacted, asking for military advisors. (Group of the newly recruited men, posing with a machine gun during training) In an effort to promote Cornelius’s reforms each division will be divided into 10 brigades of 1,000 men each. Coupled with the officers own initiative, smaller sub-units will allow for quick and instant responses to front line situations. Special attention is paid to developing the army’s officer corps as well as the army’s defensive doctrine. ______________________________________________________________________________ Dutch Menu Pro colonialism & recruiting army propaganda is spread across the Netherlands. The VOK embarks on a campaign of consolidation and expansion. Improvements to colonial infrastructure and industry are directed. “Equality Acts” are issued in Eritrea, as to prevent the deterioration of the situation Boskalis and BAM are contracted as well as offered tax breaks (in exchange for actual payment, if they choose) to improve infrastructure, building roads, railways, and drydocks. French and American companies are directly contacted. Enough M1897 75mm guns are ordered to outfit the entire standing dutch military. The standing conscript force is reduced by 50%. 50,000 new recruits begin training as professional soldiers. [France] [Germany] & [Britain] are contacted, asking for military advisors to help train the men. A reorganization of the army structure is put into effect, prompting a more flexible, faster to respond and officer-reliant system. Secret meetings happen
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    Brave New World [RP thread]

    1603 Fall & Winter are upon us Time moves forward ______________________________________________________ In the early fall months, the outskirts of new Brandenburg are filled with death and destruction. Korean soldiers thunder through the outer territories, burning and pillaging as they go. German defenders dispersed into the countryside find little success and few return to the colony proper. Since the first Korean raid, starvation had beset the colony and now, with the influx of refugees from the countryside death became commonplace. The sick and starving numbered in the hundreds amd the colony slowed to a halt. Winter came upon the starving Germans like hammer, by the first thaw, the colony was no more. What survivors remained submitted to Korean dominance or fled into the countryside. ___________________________________________________________ Events: Disease ravages the Iroquois, and much of the leadership dies or falls ill. The War hawks have come to power within the confederacy [Tromsylvania] 2 Dutch ships arrive in Trompsylvania they bring equipment and settler, as well as a demand from the Dutch government. (+150 population, +100 arquebusiers) (The demand requests the income or fur itself generated by the colony is to be regularly shipped to the netherlands) [Novogrod] Fur is discovered in the newly colonized lands [Mekishiko] A Native army is spotted gathering to the west [Marcolo’s Brigands] New Spain surrenders to Marcolo, though many of them simply disperse rather than living under pirate rule (+400 population) ___________________________________________________________ Any 0 AP action results can be brought up with me via pms
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    Et Novi Orbis Terrarum (Rp Thread)

    The Netherlands 1913 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Assembly of the General Staff - Hague, 1913 In early July, 1913 an assembly of the Dutch General Staff is called for the purpose of evaluation and deciding the direction of the armed & naval forces of the Netherlands. Headed by Cornelis Snijders over the course of the proceeding weeks, much discussion consumes the general staff and the directions it ought to be taking. The evaluation of the army and naval forces led to some frightening conclusions. (The Dutch General Staff pictured before the assembly in Amsterdam) Dutch neighbors, primarily Germany and France possesed much larger, more advanced armies. Though the Netherlands practiced a policy of neutrality, in the event of a large scale conflict, there were no guarantees Dutch neutrality would be respected. The Dutch army would be requisitioned 35% of the military budget for the purpose of outfitting the army with the most advanced equipment available. [The United States] is sent a request to purchase production licenses to modern artillery and equipment. ______________________________________________________________________________ Colonial Governance Act of 1913 Issued on August 11th, 1913 The Colonial Governance Act seeks to improve and industrialise the state of the Dutch East Indies. The act seeks to offer government incentives and subsidies to businesses as well as provide a multitude of options for the expansions of enterprises and job creation. On the social level, the foundations of increased equality between Dutchmen and Indonesians are layed. In addition to economic incentives, the act establishes the Verenigde Oostelijke Korpsen or the VOK (United Eastern Corps). The VOK will function as an independent military body, seperate from the main Dutch Army which will enforce colonial order and exercise the will of the government across the Dutch East Indies as well as other colonial holdings. 20% of the military spending will be redirected to the VOK for the remainder of 1913. (Newly assigned VOK soldiers depart from Amsterdam to new positions in the Dutch East Indies) Fate of the West Indies In a historical deal, ‘The Treaty of the Dutch West Indies’ is signed with [The United States of the America] In New Amsterdam. The deal sells Dutch possessions in the west indies apart from the ABC isles to the United States for a value equivalent to eight million USD. Any Dutch citizens living on the isles are offered relocating by the Dutch Government back to the homeland. Treaty of Rome After a pleasant visit to the city of Rome, an agreement and partnership is arranged with [Italy] and her government. In accordance with this agreement, the Italian colony of Eritrea is to be transferred to Dutch hands. The governance of Dutch Eritrea will be overseen by the VOK and all Italian citizens living in the colony who wish to leave will be offered relocation back to Italy, free of charge. ______________________________________________________________________________ Naval Act of 1913 The Primary product of the July 1913 assembly of the General staff was the redistribution of the Dutch military spending. Previous focus had been directed to the land armies but Admiral Mannes Lindemen had swayed the assembly to redirect focus to the seas in accordance with the nations goals. 45% of the Military budget will be devoted to the Dutch navy, modernisation of the existing fleet will be prioritised before the groundwork of an expansion is layed out. (Dutch vessel departing for the East Indies just 3 years prior) ______________________________________________________________________________ Dutch Menu The Verenigde Oostelijke Korpsen or VOK is founded as an autonomous Military force based in the East Indies. As decided by the General Staff, military spending will be redistributed. 35% to the Army, 20% to the VOK and 45% to the Navy. A plan to modernize the fleet is launched, backed by an increased amount of funding. The ‘Treaty of the Dutch West Indies’ is signed in New Amsterdam, selling the West Indies apart from the ABC isles to the USA for 8 million USD The ‘Treaty of Rome’ is signed, in accordance to the agreement Eritrea will be incorporated into the Dutch Colonial empire. The Colonial Governance Act is passed, encouraging economic growth in the Dutch East Indies as well as several reforms to begin improving equality between Dutch and Indonesians. An offer to the [United States] is sent, asking to negotiate for the rights to produce America artillery and other military equipment.
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    Et Novi Orbis Terrarum

    Discord Name; You got it Nation of Choice (and why?); The Netherlands, I seek to restore dutch colonial glory 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 Netherlands a mostly industrialized nation lay in an unique position. As a small nations with large oversees colonial holdings, it had much to lose from any European conflict. Due to this, the Netherlands practiced an independent armed neutrality policy. Because of this it had been home to peace talks of 1899 and 1907. After the proclamation of the German Empire, the Dutch had been well aware of the possibility of a second French-German conflict. Because of this, leading up to world war 1, the netherlands spent almost 25% of their national budget on defense. Modernizing the army, defensive lines, and fortresses. Politically, the dutch practiced a firm policy of 'Friendship with all, alliance with none' Nation’s Government Type and Leader/Party; Constitutional Monarchy- Queen Wilhelmina / Prime Minister Pieter WA Cort Van der Linden Any special characters you made and want to introduce?; Not atm Nation’s relative army/navy statistics (If you can’t find any pm me); Army: Roughly 200,000 men Navy: 7 Battle Ships, 4 Cruisers, 8 Destroyers, 35 Raiders, 3 submarines, 35 misc Did you read all the information?; yes - Wyoming Suggestions or feedback?; nope
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    Polis [OOC/APPS]

    Polis 389 CE (City of Polis 389 CE) (Political map of Aegos 389 CE) [Red = Vathacian States, Purple = Knyos, Orange = Myridios, Teal = Amidia, Green = ‘Barbarian' Kingdoms, Yellow = Nomadic peoples & tribes] The city of Polis, once the cultural, economic, and political center of the Vathacian League, later the Vathacian Empire. A city home to the greatest works of the civilized world. A city that once commanded armies across Aegos, and asserted its influence even farther now stands alone. It has been over 40 years since the last Hegemon was ousted by a coalition of Polisian factions and the Periochi were established by the signing of the Práxi Enótitas. After the reign of the Hegemons and the collapse of the Vathacian Empire, The power vacuum left in Polis led to a period of disaster. Foreign powers stripped Polis of control of most of its lands and territories. Hegemony over what remains of Vathacian territory is nothing more than symbolic. Many states flock to foreign powers, believing their fortunes will better there. In the wake of the collapse the Polisian factions waged war across the city, covering Polis in death, disease, and devastation. After over a year of conflict a victorious faction, Illerius, emerged and established the rank of Polemarch. The rise of the Polemarch ceased the city’s internal conflicts and secured peace with Polis’s various neighbors. Finally after almost a decade of instability, there was peace. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Available Factions Polis is divided into 10 Periochi, or districts. Every Periochi is governed by the Archon of one of Polis’s 10 factions. The Archons, though mostly independent, still bow to the Polemarch who maintains direct rule over key sections of Polis. Each Periochi has vague cultural traits that will serve as a guideline for you to expand upon. However it is to be noted that they all stem from original Polisian culture, a culture very heavily influenced by Vathacian Culture, which is based of that of Ancient Greece Rules [Any questions can be brought me or the discord] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1amSgKuKybeVyMtVBY4S9xewOSJl0BW_K5qk1hgwWwGE/edit?usp=sharing The Periochi (The 10 playable factions are shown and numbered above) (Above is a map displaying the different Periochi & their accompanying Sectors 1. Argos - The second largest economic sector of Polis and a long standing and respected faction. The majority of Argos’s citizens lie in the upper middle class. Population: 310,000 Improvements: 2x Development [Spread between Sector 4 & 5] 1x Market [Sector 4] 1x Lvl 3 Academy [Great Work | Sector 5] Resources: Scholars [Sector 5] 2. Decelea - The wealthiest Periochi in Polis. Originally head of the Vathacian fleets, this faction quickly secured control over Polis’s waterways and harbours. It is home to the largest marketplaces and wealthiest members of Polisian society. The people of Decelea practice a culture strongly influenced by trade and are widely regarded as the most alien of Polisian peoples. Population: 260,000 Improvements: 2x Development [Spread between Sectors 1 & 2] 2x Markets [Sector 1] 1x Lvl 1 Dockyard [Sector 1] Other: Great Library of Irae [Sector 1][Great Work][Under Polemarch Occupation] 3. Kleones - The most industrious of the inner Periochi. Kleonesians are an honest and hard working people. They take pride in the superb quality of their goods and the faction hosts the largest industrial base in Polis. Population: 290,000 Improvements: 1x Lvl 1 Military foundry [Sector 16 , inactive due to Polemarch occupation] 1x Lvl 1 Academy [Sector 18] 4x Development [2 in Sector 16 & 2 in Sector 17] 1x Lvl 1 Gunpowder foundry [Sector 18, inactive due to lack of resources] Resources: Scholars 4. Apamea - Apamea is the poorest of the inner Periochi, apart from the main streets, the district is largely a confusing maze of slums and apartments. Despite supporting the last Hegemon, they managed to remain in control of their section of Polis through their peoples almost fanatic loyalty to the state. They are an opportunistic people, and unlike their southern counterpart, they are seldom considered honest. Population: 320,000 Improvements: 2x Barracks [Sector 13, one is inactive due to Polemarch occupation] 1x Lvl 1 Military Foundry [Sector 15] 1x Development [Sector 14] Other: Polemarch Garrison [Sector 13] 5. Phocis - Phocis is the most populous of the inner Periochi. Their control of the river gates and largely trained citizenry allowed them to control large sections of Polis. The people of Phocis are stalwart advocates for democracy and independence Population: 350,000 Improvements 1x Lvl 2 Academy [Sector 9] 3x Development [1 in Sector 12, 1 in Sector 11 & 1 in Sector 10] Resources: Scholars Others: Polemarch tax collection center 6. Ephesus - The most militaristic of the Polisian factions & a favorite of the Polemarch. Ephesus was originally formed during the collapse of the Vathacian Empire and was made up mostly of Hegemonic loyalists as well as the largest portion of the remaining Vathacian military. Ephesus is home to the greatest military minds of Polis. Their culture revolves around the good of the Faction and much of the population lives in large communal blocks. Population: 130,000 Improvements: 2x Barracks [Sector 7] 1x Lvl 1 Gunpowder Foundry [Inactive due to lack of resources & Polemarch occupation 1x Lvl 1 Military Foundry [Sector 6] 3x Development [2 to Sector 7 & 1 to Sector 8] 7. Iolcus - The most populous district in Polis. Iolcus is a largely unorganized mass of buildings, plazas, and miscellaneous buildings. The district possesses massive amounts of resources in comparison to the inner Periochi. Iolcusian culture is similar to that of Kleones, however the more rural region hosts more traditional values. Population: 550,000 Improvements: 1x Mine [Iron, Sector 23] 1x Barracks [Sector 21, inactive due to Polemarch occupation] Resources (known): 2x Lumber [Sector 20] 1x Iron [Sector 23] 3x Farmlands [1 in Sector 20, 2 in Sector 23] Other: Polemarch Garrison [Sector 21] Polemarchy Tax collection center [Sector 21] 8. Sestos - Sestos is the largest agricultural Periochi. The finest crops of Polis hail from Sestosian fields and many of the inner districts rely heavily on the constant flow of food products from these regions. Up until recently, the people of Sestos have been largely neutral, during the Polisian civil wars Sestos remained the least affected of all Periochi. Population: 300,000 Improvements: 3x Farmlands [1 to Sector 25, 2 to Sector 27 Resources(known): 6x Farmlands [2 in Sector 25, 2 in Sector 27, 2 in Sector 28] 2x Lumber [Sector 27] Other: Polemarchy tax collection center [Sector 27] 9. Oreus - Oreus is the chief supplier of lumber and iron in Polis. Though not as resource rich as their Thespiaen counterparts. Massive destruction of Oreus during the Polisian civil wars forced the economically struggling district to accept mostly unfavorable trade deals with the Inner Periochi, particularly Decelea, in order to gain financial support. These trade agreements remain mostly intact, which has prompted widespread resentment from Oreusians. The culture of Oreus is similar in nature to their Sestosian neighbors, however it is significantly less pacifistic and more traditional in nature. Population: 440,000 Improvements: 1x Lvl 1 Mine [Sector 30, Iron] 1x Lvl 1 Lumber Yard [Sector 31] Resources(known): 3x Iron [Sector 30] 1x Lumber [Sector 31] Other: Polemarch Garrison [Sector 29] 10. Thespiae - The least populace of the outer Periochi, but largest in physical size. Thespiae boasts a massive amount of raw material. Of the outer Periochi, Thespiae is the most resentful to the other Archons. During the Polisian civil wars, Thespiaen controlled a large portion of what has become Argos. However they were eventually forced out from the city walls. In recent time Thespiae has become the main antagonizer towards the Inner Archons and the leader of the push to restrict the inner Periochi’s access to raw material. Population: 290,000 Improvements: 1x Lvl 1 Military Foundry [Sector 37] 1x Barracks [Sector 34 Inactive due to Polemarch occupation] 1x Stables [Sector 39] 1x Mine [Iron Sector 36] 1x Development [Sector 38] Resources: 1x Horses [Sector 39] 3x Iron [1 in Sector 36, 2 in Sector 37] 4x Farmlands [2 in Sector 39, 2 in Sector 35] 1x Lumber [1 in Sector 37] Other: 3x Polemarchy tax collection centers [2 in 39, 1 in 34] Polemarch garrison [Sector 34] Application 1. The District you are applying for 2. Your Archon's (leader) name and history 3. An explanation of your districts culture 4. Unique unit (military) 5. Discord 6. Suggestions
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    Brave New World [RP thread]

    1603 Spring & Summer are upon us Time moves forward __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Siege of Hanseong In the early morning of November 18th, 1603, The silence of the Korean harbor was shattered. Cannons from Scandinavian ships & Korean defenders thundered across the sea. For roughly two hours the relentless cannon fire sounded across the colony. As the battle concluded, Korean cannons & fortifications proved to be too formidable for the attackers, who were eventually forced to retreat out of range of the colony's defenses. (Hanseong -1 corvette, -10 AP worth of damage to walls) Though the besieging fleet remained present through the remainder of the year 2 frigates were forced to return to Vinland for repairs. On land, the Dutch milita finds little success. Though no decisive engagement is fought, Korean outposts and military presence effectively prevent any notable damage. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Marcolo's Brigands The blockade of New spain is successfully executed, restricting any trade income into the colony [New Spain] Trompsylvania Finally, the ship dispatched to the old world returns. News from the old world is grim, endless war and disease seems to still grip the continent. Glad we're not there! The Dutch government seems interested in the New World, but has little to fund it with. Never the less, they give the envoy a nice bag of change and assist in recruiting more colonists. (+100 population, +1 AP) Nothing of use is found at the West India Company The Iroquois deny the alliance, they seem to be quite annoyed at the continous attempts to socialize Everyone else not mentioned things happen stuff gets built
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    A Burning World ( RP Thread )

    The Western Roman Empire Anno Domini 474 ______________________________________________________________________________________ March on Rome With the legions raised and the changing of the seasons, Julius Nepos I performs an act of political daring. On the first of the September the gates of Rome are sealed and senatorial assets are seized. Those deemed ‘Unruly & disloyal’ are arrested, many now vacant seats of the senate are replaced with more, compliant individuals. This is to occur not only to allow the Emperor to more easily enact his will, but to rid the West of corruption on the senatorial level. As to not disturb the public order after the Emperor has finished his, march a great celebration is hosted in the Colosseum, non essential food supplies are to be used to host a great feast for the people of Rome. Message for The Vandals As word of the Vandal request reaches the Emperor’s ears, a set of demand are compiled and returned to the Vandalic leadership. The Imperial conditions are as follows, in exchange for a military alliance the Kingdom of the Vandals will cede the following areas to Roman control. Sicily, Sardinia, & Corsica Edict of Rome By order of Emperor Julius Nepos I, an edict has been drafted, finalized, and dispersed throughout the West. The currently standing requirements that restricted membership of the Legions exclusively to christians, has been lifted. Any Roman citizen who worships the old gods or the Christian god is permitted to serve the empire. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Imperial Orders The Civilized Word, Circa 474 AD Imperator Orestes and his accompanying armies are to disband to a strength not exceeding 60,000 men. Word from Rome also directs the army to disperse across the Burgundian border and construct a series of forts, encampments as well as outposts. In Latium, proceeding the March on Rome the two legions are to continue their training and 2 more are to be raised from across Italia and march south to Ravenna ______________________________________________________________________________________ Imperial Menu Leader: Julius Nepos I Capital: Rome Population: 8,000,000 -2 More legions are raised in Ravenna -Imperator Orestes’s army is downscaled to 70,000 in number -Legio I & Legio II continue their training -Demands to the Vandals are sent -March on Rome -Restrictions on Legion entry is lifted
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    A Burning World ( RP Thread )

    The Western Roman Empire Anno Domini 474 ______________________________________________________________________________________ Ravenna, capital of the West, 474 The room was quiet, at its center a large table with maps and figures spread across it. Julius Nepos, Emperor of the West, poured over the map. Several of his advisors surrounded the table alongside him. “The situation is grim Emperor, what’s left of our legions are spread thin. Barbarians are at the gates. The west is doomed.” Uttered Orestes, one of the few remaining Generals at Julius’s disposal. “All will be resolved my dear friend, rally what remains of the Auxilia & march north. Drill the men, fortify the borders & prepare for any & all barbarian incursions.” Orestes offered a quick nod before exiting the room. The rest of the council remained in deep discussion deep into the night. For hours they debated the best possible course of action for the remainder of the Empire. Finally, a conclusion was reached and a list of directives was established. Edicts were drafted, orders distributed, tasks were assigned and Imperial cogs turned. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Edicto Ravennates The Edict of Ravenna, enacted in early 474 by order of Julius Nepos I has declared the re establishment of the Imperial government at Rome. All non-provincial government bureaus & officials are ordered to relocate to the now capital in Rome. Military Reforms By order of Julius Nepos himself the Roman Army was to undergo extensive reforms. The largely barbarian core of the army was deemed ‘ineffective & inefficient’ and serious overhauls were required. Newly trained legionaries are to be trained with key emphasis on organization, flexibility, & formation fighting. Diplomacy Imperial riders & diplomats are sent to the [Eastern Roman Empire]. They are to establish strengthen Inter-Roman relations as well as request shipments of food & grain to the Western Empire A small company of officers diplomats & their accompanying guards is gathered and sent north to establish communications with what remains of [Roman Gaul]. The fastest horses are given to the company. They are to deliver orders directly from Julius Nepos I himself requesting for no less than 5 Cohorts to be raised and trained in compliance with the newest reforms ______________________________________________________________________________________ Imperial Orders The Civilized World, circa 474 Due to the extensive lack of Roman military presence, two legions consisting of ten cohorts [10,000] are to be raised & equipped in the province of Latium. The men are to equipped with the best equipment available. Local blacksmiths, metalworkers, & leather workers are to be paid to provide necessary equipment. Across the Empire, in an effort to quell revolt & supply the growing Imperial army. Taxes are to be collected in the form of any finished or raw war material as well as grain & of course coin. Imperator Orestes is to march north with the remainder of Imperial Auxilia & prepare the regions for possible barbarian incursions. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Imperial Menu Leader: Julius Nepos I Capital: Rome Population: 8,000,000 -The capital and all accompanying administration are to be relocated to Rome -The army is to undergo extensive reform -East Rome is petitioned for shipments of food supplies from Egypt -Roman Gaul is requested to raise 5,000 men -10,000 men are to be raised in Latium -Taxes are to be collected in useful forms of war material, resources, as well as coinage -Imperator Orestes marches north with the remnants of Auxilia forces and prepares the north for the possibility of Barbarian incursion - /annex Gaul
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    Brave New World [RP thread]

    1602 Spring & Summer is upon us Time moves forward ______________________________________________________ Fire & Blood Darkness covered the New England wilderness. No sound apart from the marching of men could be heard. Far through the trees a slight glimmer of light could be seen, they had arrived. In was the early morning. The Colony of New Brandenburg was quiet many of the colonists aside from several groups of sentries. From the treeline the noise of marching could be heard & a faint light could be seen. Just then, without warning a warcry filled the air as Korean soldiers poured from the trees. Torches in hand. They quickly put the surrounding lands to the torch as alarm bells from the colony rang out. The air was thick with smoke, German troops quickly rallied & volleys of lead were exchanged by both sides. German rifle men, outnumbered & with cannon support managed to force Korean troops to retreat. At sea German frigates were manned as quick as possible, as 3 korean corvettes and 1 turtle ship enter the German harbour. The two fleets exchanged fire for over 2 hours before the arrival of German land based artillery managed to repel the attackers. Hanseong: -43 Frontiersmen, -20 Pikemen, -2 corvettes, New Brandenburg: -78 German riflemen, -1 Frigate, -20 AP worth of damage to farmlands (make sure to subtract losses from total pop) ___________________________________________________________ Events: No news from the old world [White Port] The early fall landings brought to the Syrian settlers great misfortune. Though initially food stores were sufficient. The north american winter soon set in, lack of proper winter apparel quickly became apparent. Constant snowfall slowed colonial operations too a near standstill, many of the horses & goats were slaughtered to survive. (-350 population, -3% growth next turn) [Tromsylvania] The Colonies of Novogrod & New France are discovered, no sign of the vessel dispatched to the old world [Vinland] All colonies north of Trompsylvania are discovered [New France] No news from the old world, All colonies north of Trompsylvania are discovered [Mekishiko] Peaceful contact with the natives is rarely experienced by the colonists. The expedition suffers a total of 15 casualties ___________________________________________________________ Resources Neu Munchen +1 Lumber Jew boys +1 Spices New Rome +1 Fertile Land Both Dutch colonies +1 Fur New Spain +1 Spices Any 0 AP action results can be brought up with me via pms
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    Et Novi Orbis Terrarum (Rp Thread)

    The German Empire 1912 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Crown Prince’s Palace, Berlin, 1912 The Kaiser peered through one of the windows of the palace, no sounds could be heard aside from the cheers outside celebrating the new year. The relative silence of the room was pierced as the door opened slowly. “Mein Kaiser, a telegram has arrived from Konigsberg” “Konigsberg?” “That is correct” “An excellent start to the new year I’d hope” Wilhelm took the telegram, reading it over quickly before placing the paper on the table “Send word to von Mackensen at once, development on project firefly is to begin at once. gathern the general staff, much is to be discussed” “Right away Mein Kaiser” _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ German Army Headquarters, Berlin, 1912 An assortment of generals, field marshals, & commanders were gathered around a table. A map of Europe was spread out across it. The room was filled with discussion, argument, & debate that lasted for hours on end. However, a conclusion was reached & the 1912 course of action for the German Army had finally been agreed upon. Several minor reforms are made to the Imperial Army, Calvary units are downscaled, a new corp the Beleuchtungskorps is founded, & the Pickelhaube is de-commisioned in favor of a recentley designed steel helmet popularly known as the Stahlhelm. Project firefly is launched ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Imperial Menu Expansion of Industry, Infrastructure & Railways is to continue with greater emphasis being placed on Colonial holdings Minor reforms are made to the Imperial Army (see above) Project Firely is to begin
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    A Burning World ( OOC APP)

    Nation: Western Roman Empire Religion: Christianity Total Population: You've been pm'd regarding this Backstory of Leader: Julius Nepos appointed Emperor of the West in early 474 by the Eastern roman emperor Leo I. Julius's reign over the entire west was short lived as he was deposed in august of 475 by General Orestes, who crowned his 15 year old son as Emperor. Julius continued to rule as "Emperor of the West" from Dalmatia until 480 when he was assassinated.
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    Et Novi Orbis Terrarum

    Application Discord: You have it Nation of choice: German Empire Pre 1912 History: Pre ww1 Germany was a rising state. Consisting of 26 states and over 65,000,000 people by 1912. It had the third largest colonial empire & the second largest global economy, second to only the United States. It was an industrial, scientific, & technological giant. Its rapidly expanding railways and population fueled the growth of the strongest & most efficient land army in Europe. In less than a decade the German navy had grown to the second largest in the world. After the removal of Otto von bismarck as chancellor in 1980, the empire had embarked on Weltpolitik, an aggressive imperialist foreign policy that aimed to transform Germany into a truly global power. Government Type: Semi-constitutional monarchy // Wilhelm II Special Characters: not yet Relative army/navy statistics: found some pm’d
  13. Krefarus

    Brave New World [RP thread]

    1601 No contact from the Old World Fall & Winter are upon us Time moves forward ______________________________________________________ The spring and summer has been eventful for most, Many colonies learned they were not the only to escape to this new world. As relations between this colonies begin to sprout up native sightings increase & some even initiate formal contact with these settlers. ___________________________________________________________ Events: An influenza spreads through the eastern seaboard colonies of Trompsylvania, West India Company, New Brandenburg, & New Munich (-3% growth for 1 turn) While first approaching the colony of Hanseong a scout from Brandenburg fires his rifle, severely injuring a civilian. The scout was captured quickly after the event (New Brandenburg, Hanseong) A group of unknown natives attack the expedition heading east, only few return (Mekishiko, -30 pop) Immediate neighbors are found (excluding Vinland & Mekisho) ___________________________________________________________ Any 0 AP action results can be brought up with me via pms
  14. Krefarus

    A Brave New World

  15. Krefarus

    A Brave New World

    My discord is SUPREME Leader#1328