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  1. HOUSE KEINT -History: House Keint was founded long ago, they lived in Johannesburg, the old capital of the Empire of Oren. When the tragedy happened, all of them were in Johannesburg except a few ones, who survived and nowadays are the last Keints alive. -Members (Alive): -Ser Corvus Keint: Knight of the Golden Eagle Order and Lord of Keintania. (Kursion23) -Victor Keint: (Fire_Light) -Thomas Tarsington Keint: Lord Augustus Severus Roswell's squire, Lieutenant rank. (TJB_Minecraft) -Harry Tarsington Keint: (Alleyooper) -Numa Keint: (Narwhals4DaWin) -Residence: Fortress of Keintania, vassal of The Barony of Hallowfell. -Loyalty: Loyal to House Staunton, Principality of Evreux and House Merentel. -Family Tree: -Coat of Arms:
  2. Declaration of the Principality of Evreux Par la Grȃce de Dieu I. Dissolution of the Crown of Courland A. Dissolution of her Crown and Titles On this, the tenth day of Snow’s Maiden, MDCXV, does His Majesty, Joseph I, King of Courland, Duke of Eastbourne, Courland, Eruthos, the Heartlands, Frederica, Cascadia, Count of Aleksandria, Riga, Westmark, Beauclair, Sundholt, Wett and Eastmark, Baron of Curonburg, Lord of Mt. St. Tobias, the Protector of the Heartlanders and Defender of the ‘True Faith’, does so decree the dissolution of the Kingdom of Courland, her titles, and her Crown. With the signing of this decree, does His Majesty, King Joseph I, abdicate his throne and removes the titles of ‘King of Courland’ from himself and his heir. The remaining titles shall pass to Prince Henry Richard, who shall be kept in regency by Lord-Regent Augustus Severus Roswell, and in guardianship by Count Jacques Halcourt de Vasile until such time he has come of age. B. Establishment of the Principality of Evreux With the abdication of the King, and the dissolution of the Kingdom of Courland, the lands once recognised as those held by the Kingdom of Courland do fall under the protection of the Prince-Regent Augustus Severus Roswell. These lands shall henceforth be established as the Principality of Evreux, with all associated titles, nobility, and citizenry being transferred under the authority of the Principality and her Lord-Regent. II. Hommage to the Imperium With the establishment of the Principality of Evreux, the Prince Henry Richard does give homage to the Emperor John V. Frederick Philip Horen, and shall swear fealty to him within a year of the signing of this document. III. Fealty to the Principality of Evreux With the establishment of the Principality of Evreux, does the Lord-Regent send missive to all men who held titles under the Kingdom of Courland. Those who held titles shall attend the Court of Alexandria to swear fealty to Prince Henry Richard. Those summoned are as follows: 1. The House Baden 2. The House Roswell 3. The House Halcourt 4. The House de Savin 5. The House Palaiologos 6. The House Merentel 7. The House de Castro 8. The House Alba 9. The House Mauntel 10. All Gentry 11. Any men who held titles in the Kingdom of Courland IV. Establishment of the Principalities Military With the dissolution of the Kingdom of Courland, the armed forces and gentry shall be transferred to the Principality of Evreux, where they shall be sworn and administered by the Lord-Regent. A. Recognition of Gentry within the Imperium All Gentry within the dissolved Kingdom of Courland are hereby recognised, and their stations maintained, by the Principality of Evreux so long as they swear fealty and pay homage to the Prince, Henry Richard. B. Oaths All Gentry within the dissolved Kingdom of Courland who are recognised by the Principality of Evreux, shall reaffirm their oaths to the Prince Henry Richard. Any who do not reaffirm their vows, shall have the titles and authority revoked. V. Governance of the Principality of Evreux The Principality of Evreux is hereby recognised as a subject of the Emperor John V Frederick, and under full Imperial jurisdiction. Prince Henry Richard, and his Prince-Regent shall abide by, and aid the Emperor, or his agents, in all services required of them, and to keep the peace of the Empire within their holdings. The routine governance of the Principality shall be administered by the Prince-Regent, and all appointed men within the Principality. By the Divine Guidance of God, Signed, Prince Henry Richard of the House of Staunton, Prince of Evreux, Duke of Eastbourne, Courland, Eruthos, the Heartlands, Frederica, Cascadia, Count of Aleksandria, Riga, Westmark, Beauclair, Sundholt, Wett and Eastmark, Baron of Curonburg, Lord of Mt. St. Tobias, the Protector of the Heartlanders and Defender of the ‘True Faith’ Lord-Regent Augustus Augustus Severus Quintilius Roswell His Imperial Majesty, John V Frederick of the House of Horen, by the Grace of God, Holy Orenian Emperor, Forever August, Apostolic King in Oren, of Renatus, Salvus, Seventis, Vandoria, Savoy, Aesterwald, and Telemar, Defender of the Faith, Supreme Protector of Mankind, Prince of Alstion, Duke of the Crownlands, Cascadia, Avar, Count of Johannesburg Alamar, Thesmer, and Thelen, and Sovereign of Humanity.
  3. -------------------------------- Renault de Felsen -------------------------------- The city of Aleksandria, under the tyrannical rule of King Joseph and his dog, Lord Marshal Jacque Halcourt de Vasile. Renault stalked through the back alleys of Alexandria. He paused at the corner of a building as the sound of armored footsteps reached him from the main road, not more than 30 feet away. He looked up and blinked into the steadily falling rain. His blue eyes taking in the roof tops and roiling clouds. Glancing around the corner, Renault could see the passing column of Courland guards, led by none other than Jacque Halcourt de Vasile, the tyrannical and wretchedly foolish Lord Marshal. The Marshal could be heard barking orders at soldiers and civilians alike, even kicking some beggars who were too slow out of his way. Renault shook his head, the Lord Marshal was likely off to throw some new innocent from their home. Gritting his teeth he placed his right hand on his sword and began to move toward the street only to find a strong hand on his shoulder. Looking back Renault would see Uther, his friend and right hand man. “Now is not the time Renault. Be patient, his time will come as will the others.” Uther squeezed his shoulder and looked back down the alley they were traveling. “Come on, the others will be waiting. Renault grimaced but knew his friend was right. They turned and sloshed down the muddy back streets, winding through their labyrinthian paths. Eventually they would stop at a nondescript but solid door at the back of a low and sagging building. Renault reached forward and tapped a series of rhythmic knocks at the door. After a moment a gruff voice called out. “Who’s there?” the voice demanded. Renault smiles ruefully and looks to Uther who shrugs and sighs. “Who do you think it is you big lummox? Let us in, it’s pouring out here!” Renault would call through the door. After a few seconds the door opens and a large man steps back. “Sorry, Renault. Just tryin’ to be careful.” The big guy would say sheepishly as the two move forward to enter the building. “That’s fine. We can’t afford to let them catch us now, not when we’re so close.” Renault would say as he pats the fellow on the shoulder. He would take one final look outside at the alley. The habit of a man who has become hunted by the fiends of an oppressive government. “Close the door, we have work to do.” Credit to Emperor_Zufelt for aiding with this post.
  4. The Memoirs of Aylwin Blaxton - Book 8 Warning: NO META - These memoirs are OOC information until Aylwin Blaxton dies, then they will become common knowledge IC. Chapter 71: Cold Revenge Redacted Artist, "Presumed Appearance of Nikolai Rykov" (1604) Up in the top floor of the library tower, high above the skies into the Barony of Ostwick, the Queen Anna-Sophia's Privy Council gathered in haste. The Queen's body had been given treatment to cleanse the body, before being placed in a coffin, surrounded by flowers within the chapel. We all wept for the loss of our leader. Lady Alyssa Adelheid Amador, in particular, spent several hours sat on a pew of the chapel. She stared at the ornate wooden box that housed her mother's corpse. One can only imagine the pain that a person feels when they lose a parent; a shooting pain, as if you were struck by an arrow, grazing the heart. It is little surprise that people then act on such emotions. . . Don't Get Sad, Get Mad. . . Get Even. Get Revenge. Such thoughts no doubt passed all of us who sat in the council rooms. To my right sat the Court Wizard, Blundermore Wind-Raker, along with his servant. To my left sat the Lady Aylssa, tear-trails does her cheeks, with Ayldan Blaxton sat with a sword across his lap. And across from the room was the vacant chair of the new head of the house, Ser Frederick Augustus. He has also been grief-stricken with the loss of his sister, but shown his grief by spending long periods away from the world, often going on long rides or locking himself within his chambers. I called the present members of the Council to Order as my brother stood to speak. His scared face looked around the council chamber as he stated that a man had come to the Barony, requesting that he could kill the Queen-Slayer, Ser Bruce Hornigold. The Privy Council did not take long to deliberate. Everyone wished for the false knight to be killed. However, there was an issue presented to us: who would give the order? Such decisions were usually left to the head of the household, in this case, Ser Frederick. However, in his absence, the order could not be given. Therefore, given the council's consent, I gave the order. Soon enough, we were gathered outside the gates of Metz, where one of the Mardonic Soldiers had captured Ser Bruce Hornigold. I do not lie, I taunted the man who had killed our Queen. Stating a sentence that would likely haunt me and my family for the next few generations. Many others who had joined us also jeered the false knight, calling him all manner of profanities, before he was thrown upon a simple stone off of the road. Nikolai took out his axe, before the sights of the Captial and beheaded the false knight. His head rolling off towards the lake, before being taken by another. I do not know what became of his head, but his body was left at the side of the road, as a message to the King d'Amaury. Instead, we made our way back to the Barony of Ostwick, to prepare ourselves for another likely battle. By which time, Ser Frederick had come out of his grief and called another Council meeting. Chapter 72: A Sacrilege! Redacted Artist, "His Holiness, Owyn II" (1605) Whilst I was caught within the intrigues of the Lotharingian Civil War, events were taking place outside of the Summer Kingdom. These events took place before the death of H.R.H Queen-Anna Sophia, but memory imposes upon me to mention them here. For on the wider world, there had been continual strain under the imperialistic ambitions of the Kingdom of Courland, which adds to the context of our plight. As previously mentioned, the Kingdom of Courland was at war with Mardon, which had declared itself an Independent Kingdom during the Great Northern War. After the Kingdom of Courland had brought the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska low, the imperialist minds of Courland decided to reclaim the duchy of Mardon, whose capital of Lorath sat on the edge of the Blackfen marshlands. This led to a lot of the Highlander forces and refugees to flock to Mardon. In the early months of 1606, the High Pontiff Owyn II, decided to negotiate on behalf of the refugees from the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska. His heart had become heavy when he saw the Courlanders treat the remaining refugees poorly, attacking them and and other simple folk without provaction, which likened to the imperialistic actions of the Holy Orenian Empire. The High Pontiff also sought to end the hostilities of the Kingdom of Courland against the Kingodm of Hanseti-Ruska once before, to negotiate the peace of the Northern refugees so they wouldn't be pursued wherever they go, which ended in the High Holiness being stabbed. In his second attempt, His Holiness attempted to negotiate a continued peace with Mardon and the safety of the people there, as well as the Hanseti-Ruskan refugees who had gone there. However, this came to no avail in the presence of the Lord Chancellor Frederick Staunton, who was as firm in his own views as the High Pontiff. He stated the High Pontiff was required to convert to the True Faith, which in itself was an impossible request, then to vassalise himself and Mardon under the Staunton Banners. Naturally, this was refused. But what happened next was what caught the attention of all Axios: Courlandic soldiers worked with the Undead to Kill the High Pontiff. This news brought unparalleled shock-waves over the Churches of Axios. The first of which was a Message from Mardon. The words were merely to spread the news of the events, and reply with a preemptive strike by Arthur Jrent 'The Colossal' against the Courlandic Forces, for vengeance to be had. The second came in the form of yet another Battle in Asul, in which the Mardonic and Highlandic soldiers attempted to honour and beatify the High Pontiff as a Saint, by slaying yet more Courlandic soldiers outside the gates of Aleksandria. During such attacks and raids, a young nobleman of the de Savin family was captured, before promptly being executed by Arthur Jrent himself in front of his soldiers. However, these victories came at the loss of two prominent Hanseti-Ruskan nobles, Lord Eirik Baruch & Lord Hughs Pasquier. May GOD grant them all rest. Chapter 73: Council's Tower Redacted Artist, "Ser Frederick Augustus Horen-Pruessen" (1610) After the death of Ser Bruce Hornigold, outside the gates of Metz, the majority of the Council went straight back to the Council room. As we arrived, we noted that Ser Frederick Augustus was sat within his chair, with the young Victoria-Maria Horen-Pruessen either on his lap or at his side. She was a spry young thing, who up until this point, had not received any formal education. Instead, she had spent the majority of her time within the Queen Anna-Sophia's Gardens, or within the small library near the chapel. Since I had known her, she had a fascination with the Court Wizard, Blundermore. She often followed him around like a small puppy would an adult. Cute, I suppose. During the council meeting, Ser Frederick Augustus Horen-Pruessen accepted the responsibility of the head of the Household, taking the title of Serene Prince of Pruvia. He rejected the title of King of Lotharingia, citing that he had no wish to continue the war with the Kingdom of Lotharingia, which would have been his to inherit following the Queen's untimely demise. We were all a little sceptical of this change-of-heart from the Prince. However, it could be seen as somewhat expected. Despite having a firm victory at Ostwick against the d'Amaury forces, it was clear that we were losing the support of the Mardonic forces, especially after the Marshal of Mardon had called for a Ceasefire with the Kingdom of Courland. On top of this, the "Self-Deterministic Pact" Alliance members, the Kingdom of the Westerlands and the Sultanate of Haria, began to order an investigation into the assassination of the H.R.H King Lothar I d'Amaury. This Lothar Commission demanded an audience with either sides of the Lotharingian Civil War and to let their investigators look into the death of the former King of Lotharingia. Soon enough, envoys and investigators from King Caius I of the West would likely descend on Ostwick, which could have been a difficult turn of events for the new Prince. Whatever happened to these investigations, I do not know, but no mention of them was ever mentioned again. As such, the Prince made it known that soon a peace would be made, and no actions to the contrary should be taken. He was not best pleased to learn of the Order to Kill Bruce Hornigold. A slight I don't believe he has ever really forgiven me for. Another piece of the agenda in that meeting was the tutelage and education of the young Victoria-Maria. It was agreed that the young girl would learn some martial combat with a sister of the Westerlands Order of the Seraphim, whom was a friend of the Serene Prince. However, in order to teach the young girl the ways of the court and of diplomacy, I was charged with her education. I did not see it as much of a problem, but for what was to come, I failed to appreciate how difficult long distances was to one's education. Indeed, I failed in that young girl's education, as far as I was concerned. Perhaps somewhat to blame for what was to happen to her. Chapter 74: A Strange Peace Redacted Artist, "Peter Sigismund, King of Mardon" (1609) On the 23rd of the Great Harvest, 1607, a Treaty was signed between the Kingdom of Courland and the Duchy of Mardon, ending the hostilities between the two sides of their own war. One might wonder why I often cite the Mardonic Independence war so closely with the Lotharingian Civil war. To those who would ask such a question, I would answer that our two wars were actually one in the same, despite their differing objectives. Despite the Duchy of Mardon wishing independence from the Kingdom of Courland, and the former Baroness of Ostwick once wishing to gain control of the Kingdom of Lotharingia, what both of these wars had was the same family name: Horen. One might call it some a "Horen-Dominence" war, where the dragons became tired of serving others and attempted to go their own way, together. What was significant about this treaty, for us few who held onto the Barony of Ostwick, was the second condition: This placed us into a precarious situation. We were now somewhat safe within the Barony of Ostwick, given that we would receive defensive aid from the Duchy of Mardon, but we would no longer receive their support for an offensive into the d'Amaury lands. We were now short on men, mina and resources. What then was the best thing to do in this particular situation? A White-Peace would have possibly been preferable, but bending the knee to the d'Amaury King would not have been a pleasant experience for the Prince. The same would go for a surrender, in which we would likely all lose our heads, or worse. A peace would look very strange. On the 19th of the Amber Cold, 1607, Peace was concluded with the Kingdom of Lotharingia and ourselves. Within a treaty that was authored by the Duke of Mardon, Ostwick would be ceded back to H.R.H King Odo d'Amaury, but the Blackfen Marshes and the Mountains that shielded the Barony of Ponce were taken in recompense. A region would be established that would be known as the 'Shield of Mardon', where those who had held onto the Barony of Ostwick would be allowed to travel to. In the same treaty, they made known that the Duchy of Mardon had captured a man who claimed that he was the one who killed H.R.H King Lothar I d'Amaury. You may think me callous for not speaking out against this, but if the fool were to brag of such, then a fool's death he did deserve. The Treaty left those of us in Ostwick feeling mixed feelings, having to lose the home we had made for ourselves under our Queen, but remaining in a barony that had been difficult to maintain was itself a problem. Politically, it was the best case scenario for our problem. We would be removed from the region, with our heads still on our shoulders, with a land to make our new home. A White-Peace with concessions. So, we moved our belongings and transfered the storage at the barony to a small house in the middle of Lorath, which was owned by the Serene Prince Frederick Augustus of Pruvia. No doubt that he would now be working on building this new 'Shield of Mardon'. Chapter 75: To those Remembered. Redacted Artist, "Death" (N.A) Whilst I was busily moving out the storage from the Barony of Ostwick the the Mardonic Capital of Lorath, I had a lot of time to think about how much we had lost in this endeavour, all the people we had lost. The first of which was the Lady Adrijana Amador, who had spent a great deal of time in the Barony, in the company of the Queen Anna-Sophia and the Lord Oan of Brevis. She had grown rather attached to them in light of the Lord Owyn Amador's actions with the short-lived republic of Carasca, losing a large portion of the Amador fortune in the process. She had gone out one day during the war and was attacked by men from the County of Cleves, coming back severely injured and having to spend a great deal of time in the care of various medical professionals. Such thoughts were in my mind since the news broke that H.R.H King Tobias Staunton had died, a man whom I personally respected, even if we were drawn on different sides of the line. May GOD, not by any division of faith, grant him rest. His death had thrown his first-born son, H.R.H King Joseph I Alexander Staunton, onto the throne. I have to admit that I had never met the man, but wished him all the best in the endeavours. His wife, Queen Lisette, would likely have the hardest time. Having to attend a Coronation of her eldest son, in the few days when her love had left this plain of existance to transcend to the skies above. These two deaths, different in many respects, placed a new-found emphasis within me. An emphasis on seeking a comfortable means to live out the rest of my own life. Throughout these memoirs, I had moved from St.Karlsburg to Mondstadt, Mondstadt to Ostwick & now Ostwick to Mardon. I am entering my fourth decade in this Axios, watching over my back for a dagger meant for me, unable to find any way to make the next few possible decades more comfortable. Only die-hard warriors dream about dying on the battlefield in glory. For people like me, we want to die of old age, surrounded by those who care about us. Who would care for me? Regardless, the Lady Adrijana Amador was transported to her Lord Husband in Lorath, with a noticeable scar from her attack. She required around-the-clock care that only the Lord Owyn could afford, and no doubt passed me that he would, for the sake of their children: Henrik, Ruslan and Diana. I spent many a day making sure that she would pull through whilst in Ostwick, it was a weight off my shoulders to know that she would be okay. Chapter 76: Schloss Hochspitze Redacted Artist, "Schloss Hochspitze" (1611) I remember the day I arrived at Schloos Hochspitze fairly well. . . If I recall correctly, I was in the company of another man and travelled to Schloss Hochspitze together. We were met with locked doors and high walls, where a Priest named Father Cristobel wandered, reading from some of the holy scripts. As he noticed us, he came down and unlocked the gates for us, allowing us into the Grand Hall. It has always been a small irk of mine to see Castles such as these enter straight into a grand hall. . . perhaps it was my time in Lotharingia that taught me differently about the layout of some keeps and castles, with notable mentions to the Castles at Metz, Ostwick and Chambery. Father Cristobel was a kind enough soul. He gave us a small tour of the castle, which he had already explored, as well as show us some of the work he was doing. As a preist of the Church of the Canon, he was required to write theses now and then. His latest one, A Thesis on Nationalism, was an interesting read. He argued that the victories saw by religions, such as the Church of the True faith, was due to the nationalistic zealotry of their populations. This strove them to fight as hard for their beliefs as much as those of other faithful denominations and churches. I would recommend that any learned man read from Father Cristobel's scrolls. Upon finishing the tour, I happened to meet the Serene Prince Frederick. His face was shallow and as unimpressed as usual. He stated on a whim that he would be making me the Chancellor of Schloss Hochspitze, as I had proven myself during my tenure as the Chancellor for the Queen Anna-Sophia in Ostwick. He then tossed me a set of keys which allowed me access to most rooms in the Castle, bar that of his own keep and hall. Naturally, I was honoured to take up the role and started work by shifting the storage in Lorath from his house to Schloss Hochspitze. Whilst doing so, the Prince chided me on the topic of trust. I protested that I had gained the trust of the Queen Anna-Sophia before him. He merely glared back and said coldly: Clearly, I would have my work cut out for me to try and impress upon the Serene Prince my loyalty to his family and that of the Amadors, likely he'd taken insult from the order to kill Ser Bruce Hornigold. Nonetheless, I believed that, if I had managed to convince a red-hot blooded woman like Queen Anna-Sophia to trust me, I could do the same with the Serene Prince. Just as I had done since I first began upon my diplomatic career. Communications would begin with a simple good deed. The Serene Prince soon ordered me to the throne room to give me an assignment. To begin gathering various souls around Axios and bring them to Hochspitze as Soldiers and Courtiers. Chapter 77: Building the Privy Council Redacted Artist, "Floris Van Loden" (1600) The task of building a population for Schloss Hochspitze, and thus the newly formed Principality of Pruvia, would contain both soldiers and courtiers to the Serene Prince, was no easy task. The Serene prince required people who would be able to advise him in nearly every field of expertise that was not initially his own, which in this case was the fields of mina-making, magic and knowledge. Fortunately, many of the previous Privy Council of Ostwick had also joined me in going to aid the Serene Prince Frederick. Blundermore Wind-Raker, for instance, retained his position as Court Wizard. Lady Alyssa Adelheid Amador, not wishing to join her brother, stayed on at hochspitze as its chief architect, but was given no voice on the council. During the next passing days, I wandered out into the world of Axios and attempted to recruit people where I could. The first and foremost in my thoughts, who I believed would help the Serene Prince a great deal, was the former Steward and Mayor of St.Karlsburg: Floris van Loden. He had a lot of skill in dealing with the administration of a realm, so I thrust sent him a letter, marked with only a black seal. The messenger was asked to search for the man and given a great deal of mina for his trouble. Soon enough, I had correspondence back from floris that he was interested in the job and would likely come within the next Saint's month, given preparations for travelling. Whilst waiting for Floris to arrive, I managed to gather a fair number within the walls of Schloss Hochspitze. One Juliana Blackwood, the once servant of the d'Anjous, was made a chef at Hochspitze. Her food was divine. I also met a Very elderly gentlemen by the name of Aldred, who was well versed in nearly every form on knowledge that there was to have. Although, he seemed to have some strange history with the Court Wizard, Blundermore. I have never really figured out what it was either man had against the other. But it did not seem to disrupt them from their own work. Some soldiers were also brought in to join the Serene Prince's ranks also, including one named Schofield, I believe. His sister now works as a maid within the halls. One may ask, why did I do all this work for a man who seemingly did not trust me nor like me all that much? Well, there were two simple reasons for this. The first and most obvious, was that despite our animosities, he was a member of the same family of that as the Lord Owyn. His Uncle by all accounts, so loyalty meant a lot to me in this regard. The second, and one which most will end up citing as my true reasoning, was a promise of land should my services prove to be useful to the Serene Prince. Being a landed nobleman had never really struck me as much of a prospect, on account of being celibate. However, should the line continue for my brother and his progeny, then a just reward it would be. Chapter 78: Star-Crossed Lovers Adrijana Amador, "Erin Locksley & Willem Van Loden" (1603) During my travels to try and recruit people to the newly formed Principality of Pruvia, I found myself within the Courlandic captial of Aleksandria. One would be mistaken if they believed that I would be stupid enough to recruit men and soldiers here, under the gaze of Courlandic soldiers and generals. Nein. I actually went over to Aleksandria to browse among the marketplace and find myself a new saddle, for my old one had become tattered and broken from the use it had seen during the Lotharingian Civil war. Whilst traversing those stalls, I happened across a familiar woman with dark hair, dressed in a farm-girl's attire and with large round eyes gazing upon me. It was Erin Locksley. Without too much time, I soon ended up being suffocated by the squeezing hug I would receive off of her. During all of the commotion with both the Great Northern War and the Lotharingian Civil war, I had not seen my dearest friend in such a long time. I oft thought that she had escaped across the sea to Carasca, or perhaps hidden herself up in the hinterlands, but never dead. Erin was too much the darling sweetheart and too attractive for the common soldier to think of killing her thoughtlessly. We embraced for what felt like a small moment, before I was led away by her into the imperial lands, towards the Dragur Library and just off the road. Erin had been spending her time in the South, in the middle of the former Imperial lands, where none had thought to either place up a castle or settlement for fear of disturbing greater nations. Here, she had built a small homestead, with a spinning mill and houses for her family, the Van Lodens. It was a pleasant place that was full of plenty and warmth. Off in the distance a small child was tending to the cows in the field and feeding the sheep as they brushed and nudged him. Erin had built herself a nice, quiet existance. What I would give to let all people have the same opportunity as she had done. To give everyone a piece of land to call their own, to farm and feed their own families. An Agrarian Society. I told Erin of such a dream, and complimented her on making it happen for herself. I don't think she understood completely where I was coming from, but she most definitely enjoyed the presence of my company again, just as I did with her. We sat in the mill and drank tea, as we had done once before in Laurenstadt. We reminiced about what happened and explained our own stories up to the point, from the moment she last saw heading for the Battle of Vasiland, to the present moment. All of which felt like a blur to me, in honesty. Instead, I merely watched her as she talked and drank in her words, I had missed her so very much and vowed to continue visiting her in the future. Chapter 79: Another Falls Redacted Artist, "H.R.H King Philip I Owyn d'Amaury" (1605). Back within the Kingdom of Lotharingia, things were not all well for the House d'Amaury. Whilst they had won a Civil war by being the last contender to be left standing, they had been stricken by more misfortune. The King Regent, Odo d'Amaury, was soon removed from power after the conflicts of Axios had subsided. This made way for the second-born son of the former King John I & Queen Charlotte of Alstion, H.R.H King Philip I Owyn d'Amaury, to succeed to the throne. He was a young adolescent who had spent a lot of time within his brother's court. I had seen him several times whilst I was there, usually playing with toys or the like. He was a young boy of some reasonable intelligence, like his brother before him, but I would argue less serious. Nonetheless, during his short tenure as King, H.R.H King Philip I did very little in his reign; only to see the end of the Lotharingian war as his generals and family huddled around him to keep him close. There are no records as such that link to any actions done on his part. However, it is by strange coincidence that we should find the same man who killed Ser Bruce Hornigold, who would then go on to kill a member of the House d'Amaury Royal family: a peasant man by the name of Nikolai Rykov. No doubt this the annals of history shall carry his name into the same list of King-slayers that I doubtless belong to, infamous for the actions he has taken against the Kingdom of Lotharingia. But to me, it is a strange poetic (even divine) justice/retribution., that the d'Amaury line should not have won the war. After the death of her second-born son, I have been told that the Queen Charlotte was left utterly indisposed, cuddling her remaining kin protectively. Whilst the former King Regent, Odo d'Amaury, took up the mantle once more. But this time, the mantle would not be of a regent, but that of a King. His action to do so was supported by the entirety of the Lotharingian Privy Council. I am told that H.R.H King Odo does not take too kindly of the responsibilities that have been placed upon him, but nonetheless thrown himself diligently into his work, particularly on the restoration of the capital at Metz and the rejuvination of the Kingdom of Lotharingia. A Competent King, I do hope. Chapter 80: Feast of St. Owyn Redacted Artist, "Lady Aloisa d'Amaury" (1611) Whilst I had been going about the lands of Axios, recruiting people to join the Principality of Pruvia, with promises of riches and wonders for those who worked hard, the Serene Prince had decided to throw a festival at Hochspitze. The festival would be to commemorate the Saint Owyn, containing a feast with all the landed gentry in the now Kingdom of Mardon, as well as the noble courtiers who had come seeking land and glory within the new kingdom. It fell upon me as the Chancellor to arrange the feast's provisions, as well as make sure there were enough seating and entertainment available for the festivities, whilst also organising the new staff in Schloss Hochspitze. Provisions were easily sorted by my connections through Erin Locksley, who provided us with all the raw food and drink that we could possibly have needed. This was then given to Juliana Blackwood, who worked tirelessly in the kitchens, cooking up the feast. Ser Nikola was in charge of the defences during the festivities, however he would spend his night feasting with the rest. The guests themselves were all appropriately dressed for the occasion, with some coming from all corners of the Tahn. One notable favourite of mine was the Knight, Ser Viktor Kovachev, who had decided to spend the night drinking until his belly was full and his heart was content. Unfortunately, the festivities were overshadowed by three events. The first was the frosty arrival of the Lord and Lady Amador by the Serene Prince, who was unimpressed by the actions of the Lady Adrijana in the last few days of the Lotharingian civil war, which I knew not of. This frosty reception put the House Amador on their toes during the festivities, with Lord Owyn Amador contemplating leaving all together. However, seated by the good Ser Viktor, this subsided. The second was the arrival of H.R.H King Peter's company, one Lady Aloisa d'Amaury, daughter of the Prince-Bishop of Metz. A d'Amaury in the hall. Lady Alyssa remarked that we should eat pancakes that night, a remark that earned only scorn from the Serene Prince and the King. I admit, I felt uncomfortable. But the final event was surely to be the most dramatic of the feast, for the Lord Owyn Amador, insulted by some manner of words said by his sister, the Lady Alyssa Amador, decided it best to strike out at her with his metal hand. She fell to the floor crying, with my brother Ayldan being quick to pick her up and take her out of the way. Lord Amador was arrested on the spot for disturbing the King's peace during the festival, removed to Lorath to face the King's judgement come the conclusion. As I believe, the gesture was made by Lord Owyn as to assert dominance over his usually unruly sister, though it grieved me to see it done all the same. I am told he received the King's and Prince's Pardon, but Lady Alyssa carried her bruise for the next saint's month. Read Book 1 Here! Read Book 7 Here! Book 9 is a W.I.P
  5. savinia

    Relevant resources: Duchy of Savinia Praemium Virtutis Honor Establishment of the Duchy Eagle's Rebellion Est. 1587 With a thunderous crash, the Empire splintered into a hundred pieces, brothers and sisters torn apart as petty squabbles turned into bloodshed. While standing amongst it all were two brothers, the founders of Savinia, their gaze lay upon crumbling stone - the product of their opposing allegiances - watching as the wind carried the cold dust over every blade of grass and leaf, watching as the showers of rain bled the sanguine stains deep into the dirt below. The brothers would find peace again, but not upon lands that shook their memories with the screams of pain and cries of terror, with that they parted ways. One would lay eyes upon the meadows of Veldin, a sea of fading green sprinkled with a cacophony of colours; blue orchids, red poppies, and tall alliums with their flamboyant purple petals, dancing along the cool beating of breeze from the Bay of Biscay. So upon the tumultuous aftermath of the Eagle’s Rebellion, and at the decree of the Royal Charter, the Barony of Savinia was granted a ducal seat on the eleventh of the Grand Harvest, 1598. Lay of the Lands Palace of Veldin Est. 1603 Apart from the natural beauty of its lands, the Duchy serves as a strong commercial and strategic base for the Kingdom of Courland. Located due east of the Courlandian capital, Aleksandria, and bordering the Sultanate of Haria, it provides the capital's only access to the sea of Axios. As such there are a vast number of opportunities for commerce as well as for those who aspire to serve the Duchy and the crown. The Duchy itself is composed of various marches, the most important of which is the march of Ponzan, within which lies the town of Castell. A quaint settlement that provides the goods and services necessary for any entrepreneur or visionary to make their steps. A fort belonging to an infamous mercenary group, The Mark, lies within the march of Seville, along the southern borders of the Duchy. The Ducal seat is sandwiched between these two marches, an illustrious monument that paid respect to the beauties of the natural land. Perched upon staggering cliffs, overlooking the bay to the east, lay the palace of Veldin; a product of grand opulence and polished tastes, its walls adorned with etched white stone which glisten in the summer sun, its floors a mixture of refined marble and ornate mahogany planks, and its dwellings the most extravagant of any in Axios are embellished in exotic vibrant murals. Built upon the old ruins of Vilachia, of the defunct Principality of the Dreadlands, and the mysterious artifact of Veldin - of which the ancient and prestigious Order of Veldin is sworn to protect - the palace stands as a monument to all cultures and heritages, to the protection of the Duchy, and to the crown of Courland. The palace has over fifty rooms and halls, a central quadrangle and an enclosure which houses the barracks of the Savinian Brigade. Additionally, it is the home to the House of de Savin, and the ducal court, while also containing all the amenities available for budding apprentices who wish to gain experience within the palace grounds. Ducal Court Ducal Court Est. 1605 Members of the court are representatives of the Duchy and its people, given the responsibilities and powers to administer the Duchy on the Duke’s behalf; although any and all legal motions made must still be passed through the Duke, or regent if circumstances permit such an arrangement, who has the right to veto any decisions made. Although, members are not bound to the peerage of the Duchy, and are not limited to race or gender, each member is a specialist with extensive knowledge and experience in their relevant fields. Duke of Savinia The highest hereditary title provided by the crown of Courland. One which is inequitably analogous to the patriarch of House de Savin, sovereign of the Duchy and protector of its people. The title therefore grants upon the bearer the full responsibility for the Duchy, its laws and its inhabitants, as well as high power regarding motions and actions carried for the Duchy. The current Duke of Savinia is: His Grace, Abdes de Savin, GKV, SE, Duke of Savinia, Count of Veldin, Field Marshal of the Savinian Brigade, Lord Ambassador and Grand Justiciar of the Kingdom of Courland. ((Kevintarianism)) High Chancellor The most senior minister of the ducal court, apart from the Duke himself, whose position allows them to exercise the commands and wishes of the Duke; thereby acting on their behalf. This position may be elevated to regent in circumstances when the Duke is absent or unfit; thus granting the bearer powers and responsibilities equal as that of the Duke as to administer the Duchy on their behalf. The current High Chancellor Of Savinia is: His Excellency, Daedalus Taitale, CM, KV, OE, Duke Regent of Savinia. ((Deminisher)) The current Vice Chancellor of Savinia is: Ketevan Psellos Servetseza, CM. ((Manatee_)) High Treasurer Responsible for the ducal treasury, the bearer of this title is accountable for the management and acquirement of finances within the Duchy, whether it be monetary property, inventory or any other physical assets. The High Treasurer is not expected to have great wealth, but must be well versed in trade and productions, in order to carry physical duties if the circumstances see fit to do so. The current High Treasurer of Savinia is: Vacant High Scrivener Tantamount to the role of a privy seal, the High Scrivener is responsible for the engenderment of official ducal documents for the Duke and the court. In addition to handling the creation of such documents, the bearer is also to maintain administrative records and those regarding peerage within the Duchy. As such, the High Scrivener is expected to be experienced and well equipped in both the capacity to indite and interpret. The current High Scrivener of Savinia is: Varen'thal Ilmoriel, CM. High Mage The High Mage of Savinia is responsible for the administration of magical affairs within the Duchy’s territory. In order to carry out such duties, the bearer is expected to have a irrefutable wealth of magical knowledge and experience. Such a position will also be responsible for the wellbeing of the ducal family. The current High Mage of Savinia is: Filanir Ilmoriel, CM. ((Paleo)) [If you wish to fill one of the vacant positions, please send a pm or a bird to any of the members of the ducal court]
  6. To Arms In Courland. Southern men the thunders mutter! Northern flags in South winds flutter! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Courland! Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Courland! Advance the flag of Courland! Hurrah! Hurrah! In Courland's land we take our stand, and live or die for Courland! To arms! To arms! And conquer peace for Courland! To arms! To arms! And conquer peace for Courland! Fear no danger! Shun no labor! Lift up bow, pike, and saber! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Courland! Shoulder pressing close to shoulder, Let the odds make each heart bolder! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Courland! Advance the flag of Courland! Hurrah! Hurrah! In Courland's land we take our stand, and live or die for Courland! To arms! To arms! And conquer peace for Courland! To arms! To arms! And conquer peace for Courland! Swear upon your country's altar Never to submit or falter-- To arms! To arms! To arms, in Courland! Till the spoilers are defeated, Till the Lord's work is completed! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Courland! Advance the flag of Courland! Hurrah! Hurrah! In Courland's land we take our stand, and live or die for Courland! To arms! To arms! And conquer peace for Courland! To arms! To arms! And conquer peace for Courland! Written by Jackeal Ebenwald-Blackwood (James Ebenwald). Published, 12th of The Amber Cold, 1612. Lyrics are spread around the city of Courland as Anti-Ruthern propaganda, and as a way to recruit new soldiers.
  7. - The Roswell Pledge - Conrad's fire in the woods, 15th of snow's maiden 1612 Conrad Roswell sits by the fire in the woods of Lorraine as he picks up his armor piece by piece getting it ready for his only option, his eyes are a mirror image of the fire in which he looks into. He looks at the armor which is laid down in front of him as he draws his axe looking it over before he does what he promised. He then takes out the last of his paper and a quill and begins to write... The letter read: No news has come to me from the Kingdom of Courland, so i am now forced to do as i said, I was hoping to never have to do this, but sadly i must. The Kingdom of Courland has not laid down its arms and neither has the rebellion. I will stay true to my word and do as i said i would, House Roswell must go to war however, I do not intend to go to war as the two sides are today… Conrad picks up his axe an hesitates for a brief moment before throwing it into the fire, he then picks up the armor piece by piece and continues to throw them into the fire. Humanity has been separated ever since the beginning, every man and women identifying itself under its kingdom rather than its race. Never has humanity seen peace within it’s own walls and I find this to be heartbreaking. I Conrad Roswell declare a challenge for all of humanity, a way to solve our problems without our fists. Men, women and children have always found it easier to use their fists instead of their mouth. They have always shown force as the primary response to any problem. When the creator put us in this world do you truly believe he put us here to smash our own race into the ground, or to slam our axe into each other's skulls? This question should never need to exist, the answer is before our eyes… the answer is no. Men have lost their lives to many times to such actions, women being left at home with no way to put enough food on the table to feed for their children. That is the case for the lucky, for the winners. The side of the fallen is much different, the fallen lose their homes, their children or even their own lives. This is tolerated out of the ways that we have come to know so well. I and many others know that it is time for a change, lay down your arms and pick up a quill, put down your fists and use your heart, and your mind. I have seen so much destruction within the human race and I know this destruction can be fixed if we try. I call on every man, woman and child for one last hope in unity, in peace… I call on all of you to put the name of your kingdom aside and put your identity as a human above it for a moment. No matter what kingdom you are under, no matter how much mina you have, no matter your current opinions war only leads to more destruction and chaos. I challenge all of humanity to join together and pledge for peace not war, that be the battle that I fight here today. By signing this pledge you promise to lay down your weapons and use diplomacy to solve your problems, to use your heart even when facing your darkest enemy… I _____ Pledge to serve humanity in an effort to repair relationships and to put down my weapons, to unite under my race and not my kingdom. I pledge to use my words as a tool to save our race, not destroy it. I pledge to walk this world in peace, not in hostility. Signed, Conrad Roswell Magnate of Vallendar Anguinatus of the Anguine Legion
  8. A Meditation 11th of the Amber Cold, 1611 __________________________________________________ Preamble The hearth is temperate, emitting an audible flurry of crackling, amber embers. The gilded chandeliers adorned with candle lit flames gives the dining hall a secure sense of comfort and cosiness. Despite this apparent tranquillity, I recline in a state of perplexity. The uncertainty of the righteousness and justification of my previous actions, embedding a stomach-churning feeling deep within. It is within this state of perplexity, that I am forced to pen my thoughts concerning the matter to provide not only myself with clarity of thought, but my people with clarity of conscience. It is within the confines of Baden’s Hold that I do proceed. __________________________________________________ Introduction The man who pens this contemplation is none other than I, Frederick Staunton-Baden. I was the brother of a King, I am the Arch-Chancellor of his son, yet most recently, I am the harbinger of war. I write with a tone deprived of lament - no trace of it on my mind, nor sympathy for those declared enemies of my people as it is of their own doing. I do write with conviction however, having heard the rhetoric and sophistry of the so called ‘men’ who would insult my Kingdom, my House and myself. __________________________________________________ The False Pretense of an Empire Following the demise of the Kingdom Haense-Ruska, it was the victor, Courland who was declared an Empire. I will momentarily declare why this is a false claim with the sole aim of bringing the Kingdom of Courland into disrepute. I shall state objectively and without a trace of subjectivity, the transgressions of each Kingdom, starting with a list of offences by the Kingdom of Haense-Ruska; 1. The raiding of lands belonging to the Kingdom of Courland by a Baron of the Kingdom. 2. The murder of Meric Staunton, Lord Emissary of Courland whilst on a diplomatic mission at the court of his cousin, Marius, the former King of Haense. 3. The beheading of Duke Marna whilst in Karlsberg. 4. The kidnapping of the daughter of Duke de Savin. 5. The kidnapping of a Courlandic Princess. 6. The issuing of an Ultimatum. 7. A Declaration of War. Now, I shall list the transgressions of the Kingdom of Courland; 1. The raiding of lands belonging to the Kingdom of Haense-Ruska. 2. The execution of a Count of the Kingdom of Haense-Ruska. 3. Victory over the Kingdom of Haense-Ruska. I shall not delve into detail pertaining each item listed above. However, I do not believe that I must as it is quite clear who the blame for the demise of the Kingdom Haense-Ruska befalls. Despite offering amnesty and refuge to all of the North, we were branded as tyrants. Detestable! __________________________________________________ The Mardonian-Courlandic Conflict Whilst the Duchy of Mardon was under a regency, the regent at the time decided to take advantage of the situation by declaring their intent to betray and rebel from the Kingdom of Courland on the eve of battle with Haense. The Duchy of Mardon decided that when their liege most needed them, it was time for them to pursue their own interests. Unbeknownst to them at the time, it was Courland who Triumphed and it was Courland who would not forget this sickening treachery. Thusly, war ensued. The Kingdom of Courland however, decided to be merciful as it had been with the Kingdom of Haense-Ruska. One must recall the Mardon-Courland Treaty of 1607. Again, we were branded as tyrants. __________________________________________________ The moon now was at its peak, owls hooting, the flames from the Hearth beginning to dwindle - he rises. With a brief addition of Courlandic pine, and the stoking of the fire with Courlandic iron, its heat once more radiated and illuminated the dining hall. __________________________________________________ The Courlandic-Ruthern Conflict All one has to do is recall the Ruthern Restoration Act of 1604 for an example of the kindness, generosity and good-will shown to House Ruthern. This relationship would end when the House Ruthern, a Crown Vassal invaded a foreign Duchy within the Kingdom and annexed the County of Istria. This was declared an inexcusable, unjustifiable, illegal and illegitimate action. Thusly, the Crown issued, once more, generous terms to which they did not agree to, for accepting whichever terms you see fit does not complete the accord. We then summoned them to court and were met with, at the start, pleasantries. This good nature suddenly changed when I branded them as rebels and traitors for refusing to accept and comply with all of the terms - as it was declared would happen in the Royal Response to the Annexation. They then drew their weapons and aggressed upon their liege in his court - a boy died. To the death of this lad, I do not condone nor will I ever condone infanticide, however, this is the doing of his own men. The boy was caught up in the conflict and sadly perished. May he rest with GOD above. What I find utterly repulsive is the capitalisation of this tragic event by House Ruthern. They are disgracing the boys legacy by using his unfortunate death as propaganda for which to fuel and justify their lust for war. GOD will judge each and everyone of you according to your actions. To you rebels, we shall meet you on the battlefield. __________________________________________________ The Kingdom of Courland was founded on the principles of Liberty, Freedom and Truth. Yet when we are subjected to Subjugation, Slavery and Dishonesty, we must strike. Remember, it was us who took on the Empire and called upon the nations of the world to aid us in our conquest of tyranny. We cannot be tyrants for it is not in our nature to be so. As the birds once more begin to sing their morning song, I shall leave you - the GOOD people of Courland with a final remark. Ave Courland __________________________________________________ Signed, Prince Frederick Staunton-Baden, Arch-Chancellor of Courland, Count of Trier.
  9. “Loyalties are the pillars that sustain this world, if one falls all of them collapse crashing those on the ground.” -Alexander Merentel, 5th of The First Seed, 1596. House of Merentel, born of rebellion, sustained by loyalty. Founded in 1596, after the rebellion against the Holy Orenian Empire, House of Merentel is a new House formed under its patriarch Alexander Merentel with the support of the King of Courland, His Majesty Tobias of House Staunton. House Loyalties House of Merentel is loyal to Courland and has close relations with the ruling and royal House of Staunton and their allies. House History Alexander was born in the Orenian Crownlands in the Isles of Axios. When his mother died of fever he realised that he had no reason for staying in the crownlands so, even though being a child, he left home and travelled far east until he found the County of Heart, ruled by Sven Hearth, a relative of Duke Aleksandr Staunton. In Hearth, Alexander found the family he never had. He quickly joined its military and learned how to wield a sword. His skill with the sword was so impressive that the Count of Hearth himself appointed Alexander as the squire of a famous old knight. As his squire, Alexander learned all the secrets related to chivalry and discipline. The County of Hearth lived a period of peace and prosperity. But, as is so often with history, it repeated itself, the Holy Orenian Empire betrayed the Count of Hearth Lord Sven Hearth and drove them once more from the Holy Orenian Empire. After the rebellion, Aleksandr’s son, King Tobias Staunton of Courland recognised the acts and deeds performed by the House of Merentel, raising Alexander to an official knightly status and becoming a member of the prestigious Golden Eagle's Order. After proving his loyalty, Alexander was awarded with land and a title of Baron (Lord) by King Tobias of Staunton. He decided to name his barony Hallowfell, in memory of all victims of the Holy Orenian Empire. The Barony of Hallowfell wasn't completely built until the year 1600, when the building process was completed. Family Tree -Alice Meren (Dead) & Marcus Meren (Dead) -Alexander Merentel (Current Patriarch) & Ophelia Merentel (Baroness) -Gideon Merentel (Heir) - Jon Tobias Merentel Vassals -Ser Corvus and the HOUSE of KEINT: After acting as the Marshal of Hallowfell, Ser Corvus "The Brave" recognized Lord Alexander as his liege lord and became his vasssal. The ancestral fortress of House Keint is Keintania. Culture The culture of House of Merentel is predominantly Courlandic.
  10. Minecraft Name: Hillary4prison18 Skype ID: gamingvenom13 Time-zone Central Time Zone Do you, or have you held, any other staff positions: Yes, I was a mod on a server named Arwen. Where do you grab inspiration from: I have gained inspiration from multiple places, such as Lord Of The Rings (Obviously), Skyrim, Destiny, Past events, Halo, and Dark Souls. What are your current list of characters, and are you willing to sacrifice any: Princeps Valentyn-I wouldn’t sacrifice him. Conrad Roswell- I wouldn’t sacrifice him. Adam Floyd- I would be fine with sacrificing him. What race, or group, do your events best cater to: Mostly accustomed to human events but are willing to expanse myself. What do you believe are they key factors for a successful event: It’s important that every event fits in a spot with the lore, if the event is random i personally don’t get into it as much. Events must be well planned and executed fairly often. With those things in mind I believe any event could be great! What strengths would you bring to the team: I think I could bring aspects of existing RP groups into the events and have the events effect the RP group in some way. I also love to read the server lore and do so quite often. Why do you want to be part of the team: I want to help the server as much as I can, but i also want to see a recurring events...whether that be an evil daemon or a get together of people that go on a hunt once every saints week. Create three distinct event scenarios based on the servers lore that you would organize Its spring time and a group of polar bears are causing havoc in a small town, they are going after all the food they can. They had just came out of hibernation and are very hungry, They decide to go to the local village and see what humans there are in the area to feast on. They find a few animals before they get to the town and decide they are full, but they go to the town anyway to get a meal for later to put in their den. They take a 6 year old boy from the town and carry him to their den with their mouth. He breaks some bones and the villagers go off to find him. It’s mid winter in the wasteland of j burg and a group of children are wandering around the area to play, they get stuck in a hole and their parents put a reward for them to be found. There are many groups out looking for them, but one of the groups is a group of evil people that want to capture the kids first and get more money from the parents than was asked. The parents are notified and all chaos breaks out as the group of good Samaritans tries to find the kids as quickly as possible. A giant lion looking figure is spotted deep in the mountains in the north near Istria and a man wants the creature's head to put on his wall, he calls for a hunt for the beast and people far and wide come out to try and catch it. The reward is that all the meat from the beast will be given to the lucky person that finds it. The beast has enough meat on him to last a family of three 6 months. As the giant lion starts to be found and gets a few cuts and bruises on himself he gets angry and starts to go down from the mountains and terrorize the people of Axios, getting more aggressive by the minute. The people have to join together to take the beast down, or the beast will keep doing this until they flee for good. How long do you plan to be able to work on the team: I hope to work on the team as long as i'm on the server. Tell me a joke What would you call a very funny mountain? Hill Arious
  11. - Pasnian Migration of 1596 - Pasnian Men and Women going to their new home Conrad shuts the heavy oaken doors, enlaced with thick iron braces and an almost faded brass lock. In days of old, the very doors he nonchalantly shuts stood against the shoulders of many an intruder. Now those days were past, locked away inside the memory of Conrad and his people. As the rasp of the wood battling against the stone floor came to an end, and the iron lever slid into the lock, the thud of the door filled the room, until it was entirely silent. The room was empty, secluded, devoid of not just sound, but conflict. Conrad himself liked it this way. This way he was detached from the many troubles that plague the land of Axios and those who tread upon it, this way he was not Oren or Pasnia. This way, he was merely Conrad, his own entity, alone. A heavy, yet relieved sigh met the end of the echoing thud, before he trudged toward his chair. A slow sit, then a reclined souch shortly followed, before he slid his hand below the side of his desk, pulling a drawer, and retrieving his treaty-making equipment. The parchment was laid, the ink was set. As he found the quill, he noticed how worn it had been. The very same quill that served Conrad’s time as a noble had never been so worn as it was now. The decay of it was almost exponential, Conrad would remark. Times were indeed troubling. Leagues were formed, then dissolved. Treaties signed, then torn. Perhaps it wasn’t just Conrad’s quill that had worn so rapidly these days. As the man began carefully and intricately etching each proposal, statement, and diplomatically concocted act of flattery, the memories would flood his mind. The memories of years spent on the castle balcony, overlooking the land he once called his own. The health of the good people of Pasnia, the succulent taste of the first bite into the apples grown on his lands. The melody of the local bard’s lute, the laughter amongst the streets of his lands. In another world, it might’ve still been his home. Then came the memory of the treaty he signed, the ink that donned the very quill his careful hand swished about now, the indents created on the stretched sheepskin canvas. The same treaty that marked the end of Pasnia in this world forever, at least as the populated land it once was. His people became nomads until then, bending to most of the rising, and then falling lieges. Migrating and fleeting alongside the power of other momentary nobles and Kingdoms. The Lotharingian coins they carried with them were perhaps the only constant of those days. Now with the assured permanency of the Staunton leadership, having stood inside its walls for so long, Conrad and his advisors shifted their gaze to the Courland Kingdom. Observing the honour, well treatment to vassals, and protection Courland offered, discussions were held. Nights spent in halls drinking and debating, serenading, and a few times even roaring, conclusions were met. These conclusions Conrad now immortalized into the short piece of information he wrote on. The Ruskan approach to Courland was nothing but a positive argument to his case. The well treatment they received, and the help they were given, merely added to the Staunton reputation of honour. Conrad firmly planted the dot at the end of the letter, signing the bottom, and rolling it up. Another relieved sigh followed, but this time followed by a small smile. Perhaps the Pasnians might find another place to rebuild, and continue their history. But these lands weren’t, and could never be Pasnia. They were not Oren, who could carry the name wherever they went. His people needed a new name. Conrad took a brief moment to ponder what it might be, before the train of memory-laced thought that nostalgically carried him through the letter before returned. Conrad needed a name befitting of his history and the distant past, to rebuild what only now exists in memories. “Istria.” he’d mutter under his breath, as his hand would grasp at the door’s handle, pulling it. Allowing the outside world to encompass him once more, and for Conrad to stop being an individual, and become Istria. The letter read: “Dear noble King Joseph Alexander. I, Conrad Roswell, Count of Istria, solemnly swear to serve under the glorious nation of Courland, and the honourable House Staunton. We swear to fight in thick and thin, and serve the interests of our Staunton lieges. We humbly request for a land to house our Pasnian peoples in by the wise Ruskan Archduke, under the name of ‘Istria’. We promise to serve for as long as we stand, bound by oath and honour. We promise to fight until GOD himself tears us from the world, and our very beings are scattered. Ave Courlandia. - Count Conrad Roswell. -”
  12. The Reformed Privy Council of the Kingdom of Courland - 1609 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Privy Council of Courland include leading members of the realm, often vassals who own great fiefs. The council acts as advisors to the King, who offer their experience and wisdom to ensure that the governance of the nation remains as efficient as possible. The King wields the power to veto any decisions made by his council. Entailed below, are the members of the reformed Privy Council of Courland. Furthermore, one will find a brief description and summary of each of the Council positions and the tasks and duties expected to be upheld by each member. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Arch-Chancellor of the Cabinet, The Archchancellor of the realm is tasked with the overseeing and supervision of the other members of the Privy Council and Notaries. The Arch-Chancellor holds ultimate authority when the King is absent and maintains the power of Kingship in the aforementioned absence(s) until the King has returned to lead. He is to serve or name a regent if the King is incapacitated or not of age. The Arch-Chancellor is to follow a similar frame of policy pertaining to those previously established by the King. If, however, those policies are deemed unfit or in need reforming, the Arch-Chancellor maintains the rights to alter policy and to follow a new structure in regards to policy making. HIS HIGHNESS, Frederick Staunton-Baden The Lord Emissary of the Cabinet, The Lord Emissary is the chief diplomat of the realm. He is expected to maintain good relations with most nations, oversee individual diplomats and draft diplomatic agreements for the nation. HIS GRACE, Ostromir Ivanovich The Lord Marshal of the Cabinet, The Lord Marshal of the realm is tasked with maintaining and organising the Royal Army, in their home of Aleksandria. In times of war, the Marshal has supreme authority over any and all military orders and levies that owe their allegiance to the crown or to a vassal of the crown, his orders only being able to be overturned by the King, King-Regent or the Arch-Chancellor. HIS EXCELLENCY, Louis de Felsen The Lord Treasurer of the Cabinet, The Lord Treasurer of the realm is to manage the economic aspects of the Kingdom, including taxation, and the implementation of public spending and the maintaining of the Kingdom's treasury. HIS EXCELLENCY, Percius Mauntel His Majesty’s Privy Seal, The Privy Seal retains the personal Seal of the King. This Seal is printed on every official government document and acts as an authenticator. The Privy Seal is also tasked with the drafting of Edicts, Noble Peerage and Royal documents. HIS EXCELLENCY, Bishop Nikolas of Pontian The Grand Knight of the Cabinet, The Grand Knight is the head of the Golden Eagle, and is tasked with maintaining records of the current Knights of the realm and squires. He is to set an example of chivalrous attitudes. Furthermore, he is tasked with the recruitment and training of the Golden Eagle. HIS EXCELLENCY, Ser Elias de Castro The Lord Justiciar of the Cabinet, The Lord Justiciar of the Kingdom is tasked with drafting new legislation for the government. He is also tasked with the maintenance and enforcement of aforementioned legislation and issuing punishments to those who defy it. HIS GRACE, Abdes de Savin Signed, HIS ROYAL MAJESTY, Joseph Alexander Staunton, King of Courland, Haense and Ruska, Duke of Eastbourne, Courland, Eruthos, the Heartlands, Frederica, Cascadia, Count of Aleksandria, Westmark, Beauclair, Sundholt, Wett and Eastmark, Lord of Mlt. St. Tobias, Baron of Vsenk, the Rightful Protector of the Heartlanders and Highlanders.
  13. The Treaty of Wehn Drafted on the 14th of the Amber Cold, 1608 The Alliance between the Snow Elves of Fenn and the Humans of Courland is to be classified as a defensive alliance. However, the numerous clauses of this pact are as follows; 1. That the definition for the ‘defensive alliance’ expressed above shall be as such: “A military alliance between all parties signing below (should the signatures given be that of the respective nations’ leaders, or representatives given his/her personal approval) which guarantees defensive aid by all parties should the other party/parties come under threat. Should a rebellion commence in any of the signant’s respective lands, the original signatories of this document, and not the rebel party, shall earn the support of their counterpart. This military alliance will afford no less than the full, armed support of alliance nations in times of trouble. 2. That the mutual enemy of any nations signing here below shall be the aggressive nation in a conflict involving any of the parties agreed herein, and that which is deemed more liable to reform an Orenian empire of any kind. In a situation where the truly aggressive party in a conflict is not easily determined, the nation which had shown the first act of aggression shall be deemed the aggressor and will warrant a united declaration of war from both the Kingdom of Courland and the Princedom of Fenn. 3. Free travel and commerce between all parties in this alliance will be guaranteed at all times, with open borders to the citizens of all nations on the part of their ally. 4. That diplomatic embassies will be established by both parties of the agreement in their ally’s respective nation capital. 5. That any and all alliances made by either parties of this agreement with other nations will be made public information, should their ally nation request it. 6. That the security and judiciary forces of both parties to this agreement will communicate freely and without boundaries, disclosing information on any potential threats to the integrity of their ally nation. 7. That this agreement will have a renewal date ten years from now, and on that date, the option to solidify this alliance into a permanent feature will be introduced. 8. This agreement will also not affect any allies of both parties during a time of war. 9. Should conflict arise between two allies of the Princedom of Fenn, the Princedom of Fenn reserves the right to take upon a mediative role in order to settle peace between the opposing parties. 10. Upon the change of leadership of either the Kingdom of Courland or the Princedom of Fenn, this treaty must be re-negotiated. Signed, His Majesty, Aelthir of the House Tundrak, the second of his name, Crown Prince of the Princedom of Fenn and of the Mali’fenn, Lord Commander of the Ivae’fenn, Commandant of the Citadel of Acael, Protector of Leon, blessed by the Seven, and chosen by Wyrvun His Royal Majesty, Joseph Alexander Staunton, King of Courland, Haense and Ruska, Duke of Eastbourne, Courland, Eruthos, the Heartlands, Frederica, Cascadia, Count of Aleksandria, Riga, Westmark, Beauclair, Sundholt, Wett and Eastmark, Lord of Mt. St. Tobias, the Rightful Protector of the Heartlanders and Highlanders
  14. Redacted, “Coronation of Joseph Alexander Staunton” [7th Sun’s Smile, 1608]. Today would be the start of a new page in history. On summer-filled morning Aleksandria awakes to the bells of the Temple of the Diarchs. To the big bells as loud as the thunder and to the little bells soft as the psalm, it’s sounds reverberating around the streets and marketplaces, announcing a procession that began to depart from the Palace of Curonburg; Gilded men wearing bands of gold, furred silks and gem-encrusted swords held aloft. Marching to the sound of a Vanguard’s drums and trumpets, down the thoroughfare, as White doves were released from the parapets of the palace. The sun’s holy light beamed down upon this procession of swords held by the Courlandic Nobility, the first of which would be that of the Archduke Ostromir Ivanovich. Donning the Cap of the Hetman, the Warden of the North would look stoically forward as he was followed by Duke Abdes de Savin, himself flanked by the Barons Romanos Palaiologos, Percius Mauntel and Alexander Merentel. Their blades brightly shining alongside those of Dionysius de Savin and Rotger von Curon, flanking Lord Marshal Elias de Castro, whose armour flared flamboyant flickers along Aleksandria’s avenues. They would only be matched by the jewels of Amelia Palaiologos, obediently proceeding behind the nobility. Such a spectacle had never been seen before as the retinue of the future King stepped forth. His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Joseph Alexander would be surrounded by the Royal Family: His uncles, Sven Staunton-Hearth and Frederick Staunton-Baden, the Arch-Chancellor, would march up front. To his sides, The Crown Prince would be flanked by his brothers, Princes William Augustus & Oliver Richard, whilst Prince Arthur Richard would be behind him with the ten-year old Prince Alfred Henry, both grasping at the train that followed from the shoulders of Joseph. His Mother, Her Royal Highness the Queen Dowager, Lisette of Virdain, stepped solemnly on the steps of the Church, alongside her daughters: Princesses Elizabeth Maria and Sophia Alexandria. Elegantly dressed in glowing gowns of gold and green, with the fineries of twinkling tiaras that matched their Royal Pedigree. The Ferula of the True Faith was held high, like the sword before it, behind his High Holiness, Callixtus I, held by the Bishop Nikolas. Beside him would silently step the holy Sisters Gertrude and Margravine, holding the Crown and Sceptre of Courland respectively on plump green, gilded cushions. Najira Borisovich, the High Priest’s Wife, followed suit with the sacred scrolls of the True Faith. As the procession commenced down the nave of that most holy church of the True Faith, each man and woman would take their place. The Nobles would occupy all but the front most pews, reserved for the King’s entourage. The Queen Dowager and the Royal Princesses turned abruptly to enter the King’s box, sitting suitably in the thrones provided, as the Clergy would occupy the Altar and dias. With all in their place, Joseph Alexander knelt before the High Priest, who began the vows. Callixtus I shalt say, "Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this Kingdom of Courland, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statute laws and customs of the land?" Joseph Alexander, "I solemnly promise so to do." Callixtus I, "Will you to your power cause law and justice in mercy to be executed in all your judgements?" Joseph Alexander, "I will." Callixtus I, "Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of GOD, the true profession of the gospel and the religion of the True Faith established by law, and will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this Realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them?" Joseph Alexander, "All this I promise to do." After this, Joseph Alexander lays his upon the holy Gospels, and shall say, Joseph Alexander, "The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep: So help me God." Callixtus I places the Crown of Courland atop Joseph Alexander’s head, taking a few steps back before saying “Then before the sight of GOD, I give you King Joseph I of Courland. Long may he reign!” The Crowned Heads of Courland would take off their golden bands and raise them aloft, replying “Long may he reign!”
  15. Ordo Fratrum Santci Lotari The Holy Order of St. Lothar Romanos Palaiologos receiving a blessed blade during the formation and consecration of the Holy Order of Saint Lothar, 14th day of Amber Cold MDXCIX. Formation of the Order of Saint Lothar: Founded on the 14th day of the Amber Cold MDXCIX, through divine inspiration of Romanos Palaiologos upon witnessing a mass baptism to the True Faith. the Order of Saint Lothar was born. With his heart filled with the joy of God did Romanos pledge both his own life, and the considerable available to his house to the formation and maintenance of the first Holy Order of the True Faith. Proclaiming his devotion and patronage to Saint Lothar, did Romanos swear to the continuation of the Holy Saints work, donning the shinny Gold of God's light and the Crimson of his sacrifices. Thus, through the blessing of the Episcopal Council, the righteous purpose of uniting all Humanity within the True Faith. and to bring His peoples of the West and East beneath the protecting wings of the Double Crested Eagle was bestowed. Upon the formation did his Majesty, King Tobias Staunton of the Kingdom of Courland, grant upon the newly formed order his personal land within which the Order of Saint Lothar was free to govern, and use as the Chapter Houses estate. Hierarchy of the Order of Saint Lothar: Swearing themselves to no secular body of government, the Holy Order of Saint Lothar answers directly and only to the Episcopal Council and the Episcopal Prelate elected for the caretaking of this Holy Order. Their mandates, promotions and duties handed unto the Grandmaster personally by either of these two Holy entities, and their members consecrated into the Order through the consent of the Episcopal Prelate or his appointed Chaplain. The Grandmaster: The Holy Order of Saint Lothar is thus headed by the Grandmaster, to whom the tasks of provisioning, training and organizing the Order falls. The Grandmaster is the senior position within the Order, and is directly answerable to the Episcopal Council, or it's Episcopal Prelate. The Chaplain: The Order's Chaplain is tasked with the currying and overseeing of obedience to the Episcopal Council, or Episcopal Prelate mandates, promotions, or duties within the Order. Duties assigned to the Chaplain beyond the aforementioned include holding Sermons, and consecrating initiates into the Order, and is issuing promotions in the absence of the Episcopal Prelate. The Captain: The Order's Captains hold authority to the Sergeants, and answer directly to the Episcopal Council, Episcopal Prelate and his Chaplain, or the Grandmaster of the Order. Their duties include the daily training, and protection of the lands assigned to them and their Ordermen The Sergeant: The Order's Sergeants hold authority to the Ordermen, and act as auxiliary officer to the Captain. Answerable to the Episcopal Council, Episcopal Prelate and his Chaplain, and the Grandmaster and his Captains, the duties of the Sergeants include the marshalling of the Ordermen, and assisting in their training and the protection of the lands they are assigned. The Ordermen: The Ordermen hold no authority within the Order of Saint Lothar, but to the faithful to which they server. The Episcopal Council bestows upon the Ordermen, and all ranks above their station, the ability to detain and bring forth all Heretics, Heathens, and Pagans found, to either the Episcopal Council or its individual members, the Episcopal Prelate or his Chaplain, or to any ordained Clergyman of the True Faith in order for the Heretic, Heathen, or Pagan to be witnessed to their sins and judged by the aforementioned. It is heavily asked that all Ordermen do not bare physical damage to the Heretic, Heathen, and Pagan beyond what is necessary to detain and bring forth their souls to be judged by His faithful. The Acolyte: The Acolytes of the Order of Saint Lothar do not bare any authority within the Faith. Their duties consist of what is required by the Ordermen, and their officers or Chaplain. Holy Knights of Saint Lothar: The Knights peerage of the Order of Saint Lothar derives from the most pious and zealous men within the mortal plain. Their devotion and sacrifice to the service of God, and His word is unquestionable, and so their position within the Order of Saint Lothar night unmatched by most Ordermen. The Knights directly answer to the Episcopal Council, and the Episcopal Prelate, however, unlike the other Ordermen, they do not directly answer to the Grandmaster. Instead, the Knights of Saint Lothar accept the Grandmaster into their Order as a Brother. Thus, the Grandmaster is answerable to the Holy Knight Commandant of the Knights of Saint Lothar, as all Brother Knights are required. Hierarchy of the Holy Knights of Saint Lothar: The Holy Knight Commandant: The Holy Knights of Saint Lothar are directly commanded by the Holy Knight Commandant, who is appointed by the Episcopal Council with great care. His authority being absolute outside of the direction of the Episcopal Council, or the Episcopal Prelate. His authority encompassing the autirity of the Chaplain within the Order of Saint Lothar, save for the hosting of Sermons. The duties of the Holy Knight Commandant encompass the provision of his Knights, the protection of the Faithful and the Holy See, the obedience of the Episcopal decrees to the utmost of his ability. The Holy Knight: The Holy Knights of Saint Lothar are the fully consecrated body of the Order, their service and devotion to God separating them from the Secular Knights of the Kingdoms. The duties of the Knights of Saint Lothar are to the Code of the Order of Saint Lothar, and to the decrees of the Episcopal Council, and its Episcopal Prelate. Knights Errant: Knights Errant are the coming Knights who seek acceptance to the Holy Order as a fully consecrated Brother. They Continue their education in the Church and begin education in the marshal realms. Knight Cadet: Knight Cadets are the future Knights Errants in training. They are not initiated into the Order as the Knights Errant, and have not been trained within the marshal abilities of the Knights Errant. They are expected to follow orders from those above them, and learn the ways of the Church. Seeking mentorship within the ranks of the Holy Order of Saint Lothar, or the Clergy of the True Faith is encouraged. Code of the Order of Saint Lothar: Stations: i. Stand guard for the Episcopal Council and Holy See. ii. Protect God's Faithful from Heresy, and Paganism. iii. Root out the Heretic, Heathen, and Pagan. iv. Safeguard the lands of the Holy See, and uphold peace and order. v. Carry the sentences of those convicted of crimes against the Faith and Holy See. Tenets: i. Share the word of God ii. Keep devotion to God and His word. iii. Obey, without question, the hierarchy of the Order, and ultimately the word of the Episcopal Council. iv. Embrace fellow Ordermen as Brothers of the Faith, and treat them as such. v. Know that to violate the Code is to be stripped of rank, and to be exiled in disgrace. Oath: To God I kneel, for none may stand against him. To the Council I am sworn, for my actions are not my own. To the faithful I pledge, protection from the unholy. To myself I hear, the calling of my duty Deo servio, et soly servies. Fill out the following application and send it to the Grandmaster in the Temple of the Diarchs: IC Name: Age: Race [Human/Elf]: Status of Blood (Nobility, Gentry, Commoner, etc): Place of Residence: Martial Knowledge (if any): Skills: OOC MC Name: Skype:
  16. AN AGREEMENT OF THE PEOPLE AND KING AS TO THE COMMON RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OF HIS SUBJECTS. We recognise the ancient rights and liberties afforded to the people of the Heartlands, and thereupon we do sign this bill in order that these rights be entered into the common law of the people, including those that all freeborn men hold and are entitled to, as well as those bestowed upon the many Feudal classes of the people. -Alexandros of Nicaea. THEREFORE, WE PLEDGE UNDER GOOD AND LAWFUL CONDITIONS, DECLARING ALL PREVIOUS CHARTERS OF RIGHT AND LIBERTY NULL: I.Those Liberties Afforded to All the People of the Kingdom are here-under described. I.To be judged by no other manner except by lawful judgement of his peers. To not have his property unlawfully seized until he has been found guilty and tried by such a judgement. That his lawful and free customs, property,person or otherwise be protected by the lawful of the land. II.To be tried by a single law, or else by those crimes punishable only under church authority, under which all men will stand and be judged. III.To have his oath to his lord in written form, in the Common language only, so that mayoral custom cannot be used to press men unlawfully. IV.The right to petition lords, government and even the king himself. We see the power of petition and its ability to improve the general condition of the commune. V.To not be pressed unlawfully into a standing army, navy or retinue; that the maximum amount of days he is required under feudal obligation to serve be forty, unless he pledges by written oath to stay for a longer period, or to join such a standing army as a man-at-arms. VI.To receive any inheritance he is obligated to, or, if a woman, to receive any marriage portion upon her widowhood, with exception to two circumstances: A.He is in a situation wherein his property means he holds property and allegiance of two lords. Thereupon he should give up the lands under one lord and keep the other. B.Lawful judgement has found him to be a criminal to which he is still facing punishment. VII.That every non-serf, who is not a member of the clergy, has a right, and is further encouraged by the government of this kingdom to bear arms, so that he may keep law and order in his own community and defend his person.Those groups not included in this rights can bear arms also, but it may be prohibited by royal decree. VIII.That no man is property of another, although serfs may swear by oath to hereditary servitude, in which case their children may be also held in such servitude. IX.Any attempt to force any Courlander or foreigner into an oath without the sanction of the law is thus declared unlawful and illegal. X.We hereby declare that the kingdom follows an inheritance law wherein: I)The eldest son should inherit all titles, except those given by special provision in the form of a dower; II)In the absence of the son, titles pass to a daughter, who is to marry at her earliest convenience to find a male consort; III)If there be no children, it shall pass to the nearest male relative, and, IV)In their absence in should revert to the crown. By specialists in these matters, this has been described as agnatic-cognatic primogeniture. II.Those Liberties Afforded to all Freeholders and Property-Holders of the Kingdom I.We hold that the landowning people of the kingdom, be they holding land of the crown of otherwise, should elect twelve representatives every twelve years among the constituencies, or those regions of voting, for the kingdom. Those qualified to vote are knights, gentlemen, nobles, printers, clergy, university graduates, scholars, landowners, yeomen and burghers, as well as any who own land. Thereupon we shall form an annual assembly, known as the Londes Folk, to vote on tax increases and other changes to law, with royal approval and the approval of the privy council of the realm. II.Whereupon we hold that each landholder represent the needs and petitions of his various constituents, to hold them dearly and to raise them among the Londes Folk. III.Therefore we contend that no king may change the law without the approval of the Londes Folk, and vice versa, and we also encourage, although not mandated by this Bill, that the king be advised on tax increases by a vote of the Londes Folk before increasing taxes. IV.Any law or amendment is considered passed when a majority of the Londes Folk vote for it. V.We also shall have it so that the Londes Folk may vote to increase its maximum number to whatever number, but the minimum number of constituencies is eight. It may also pass a law extending the voting franchise, should it be thought necessary. VI.We consider it proper than any substantial land-owner in the kingdom have the right to train his tenants and otherwise into a militia, for defensive purposes. VII.It is hereby declared that, the yeoman being free, that the landowning rural class be entitled to preserve their independence, to hold direct allegiance to none unless they swear by it, even if a hereditary oath, but to keep the king and the church. VIII.At the death of a husband, a widow will have her dower portion at once and without delay, at which point shall the husband’s heirs be required to take her into her household for a minimum of forty days, after which she may take up her inheritance and reap its profits. We also think it good and lawful that all women be assigned a dower upon marriage for their own sustenance by her husband, to be given under unfortunate circumstances, on the death of a husband, be it in silver minas, oxen, land or otherwise, according to the wealth and status of the freeholder, and that hereafter any such dowers be written down in the Common language of all citizens. IX.Of the principles thereof we agree that the same liberties are afforded to the burghers of the kingdom, except that they shall draw up a militia under the royal banner. III.Those Liberties Afforded to all Minor Nobles and Gentry of the Kingdom I.Minor nobles and gentry are thus defined as barons, baronets and knights. If a man be a knight or the family thereof, he be a gentleman or woman, whereas a barony or baronet is the title of a nobleman. Further provision is also offered: if a man is not a knight, but owns an estate worthy of a gentleman, he can be declared an Unsworded Gentleman by the king, that is to say, he shall be considered gentry, with all the privileges contained therein, without being a knight, and from him shall be exacted a greater volume of taxes, but he shall not be obligated to serve beyond the minimum feudal service as the knight shall. II.We consider it just to stress our former answer back: a baronet is appointed to his noble title by the king, and then the title reverts back to the crown upon the baronet's death, whereas the baron’s title remains, to be granted to all descendants thereafter, the inheritance of which cannot be prevented except by lawful judgement of the inheritor’s peers under the common law of the country. III.Yet during a man’s lifetime, it is only through the law can a man’s property be seized. Even with the support of the king, his council and the Londes Folk, a baron, baronet or knight may not have his property unlawfully taken unless he has done wrong (and proven to have done so) by church or common law. IV.It is considered honourable and just, and obligated by the law of the nation thereafter, whether crown vassals or not, that the noblemen and gentry of the kingdom are required to give military service to their liege for as long as required - not just the 40 days minimum required of a man’s feudal levies - and that all men of these two classes be able to sustain warhorses and full armour and weaponry befitting their wealth. V.We shall, in God’s good country, therefore also have it said, that all new knights, baronets and barons created be given royal approval before being given their title by the other nobles. VI.Mayors, who administrate towns, are afforded the same rights and liberties as the gentry. IV.Those Liberties Afforded to all Dukes, Archduke, Counts and Viscounts of the Kingdom (Senior nobles) I.We hereby shall have it stated clearly: dukedoms and counties are hereditary titles, the passing of which is regulated by the law of the country, and not the word of the monarch. However, Viscounts are appointed by the man to whom they are vassal, although on the condition that the Viscount has royal approval. II.To kings, inheriting the first two titles, there shall come no privilege of inheritance, except that in the absence of a relative, he shall inherit, which goes for all property of our kingdom. III.We also consider it proper that the Privy Council, which, along with the Londes Folk and the King, forms the third arch of government, whose main role is to advise the king and veto also proposals of the Londes Folk, be made predominantly, although not entirely if a man should prove worthy, of men of this class. Their number shall be 6, and a majority approval from them is needed to veto a bill. IV.Members of the Privy Council are appointed by the king, and only by him, and can at liberty be dismissed by him. They may not veto the king, for that is the business of the Londes Folk. V.As for minor nobles and gentry, it is decreed that senior nobles may be required to serve beyond their usual service - these means after the 40 days, that they draw up levies and, once they are expended, to use his professional retinues to support his king at war. VI.If a noble should abuse his power and unlawfully execute, incarcerate or assault another citizen, then it shall be as if he murdered, kidnapped or attacked a man by law - he shall face justice in court. V.His Majesty the King and his Rights and Responsibilities I.His Majesty the King of Courland, being in all good grace and manliness, reserves the right to bring any of his subjects to his court for a period of 14 days, after which his subject reserves the right to leave. During this time His Majesty may not incarcerate him unjustly, but summon him with all honour and grant him hospitality. II.His Majesty also reserves the right to create or give any noble title to any subject he pleases, provided they are not serfs or bound by oath to a lesser man. III.If there should be no male ruler, then it is considered right and just that the Queen should find a man to marry her as soon as possible. However, she will retain the primary ownership of the kingdom. Further, if the king should a minor - he is considered to have reached the full age of kingship at 15 years - there should be at once a regent appointed by agreement of the Privy Council, who may appoint anyone as regent - usual candidates include: one among their own ranks, their legal guardian and thus closest male relative, the Queen Mother, a courtier (talented in manly feats) or a soldier, depending upon the needs of the kingdom. Should the kingdom be under grave threat, a soldier or privy councillor is preferred, but under peace, a man may be selected from the Londes Folk, yet also the Queen Mother often makes an excellent candidate for the regency, given a mother’s natural wish to safeguard her son the king’s interests and her intimacy with royal affairs. IV.If the common law of the country, or the bill of rights herein, is not respected by his vassals, the king has a duty to bring them to heel. V.The king reserves the right to veto any bill of the Londes Folk, or block any veto of the Privy Council. VI.The king has the right to call the commune to war. This will require his vassals to gather their feudal levies and retinues and fight alongside him in war. VI.The Rights and Independence of the True Faith of our Holy Church (Penned by Bishop Nikolas of Pontian) I.It is hereby declared that should any man, woman, or child who is subject to the Church of God through the means mentioned hereafter, shall be within the authority of the Eccumenical Council of God, and shall be administered by said council solely and by no other than the Eccumenical Council of God, A.Those individuals living upon the lands allocated by the Church of God B.Those individuals who swear themselves to service of God C.Those who swear in service to God through Monasticism D.The Monkhood of God E.The Nunship of God F.Those who swear in service to God through Militantism G.Those who swear in service to God through Clerical Anointment H.Those who swear in service to God through Devotion to the Faith I.Those individuals who swear themselves in service of God through their works, or actions, and J.Reserved II.By the right of the blessed traditions of the Church of God is the Clergy, the Structures, and the Anointed men of the crosses of Husaria, Horen, and Lorraine, be exempted from all taxation upon their Properties, Persons, or Possessions. It is hereby strictly forbidden to illicit such taxations upon the aforementioned through any institution, or personage, or those on behalf of an institution, or personage not allowed providence by the Eccumenical Council of the Church of God the rights to do so III.It is hereby declared, through the Eccumenical Council of God, that the institutions and personages mentioned hereafter, and only those institutions and personages mentioned may act with the providences allowed by the Eccumenical Council of God listed in section IV. A.His majesty the King of Courland B.In the absence of His majesty the King of Courland, his King-Regent shall assume his office, as such time to be passed for the King of Courland to resume his rule. C.The Holy Order of Saint Lothar D.The Holy Knighthood of the Church of God E.Reserved IV.All Institutions or Personages venerated by the Eccumenical Council of God, who shall act on behalf of any institution or personage listed in this act, in part or whole of the providence allowed to such. V.Through veneration by the Eccumenical Council of God, do the institutions and personages allowed providence within the Faith of God by the Eccumenical Council of God, shall be granted the following, A.The right to enact taxation upon the faithful of God i.Except whereby the enactment of such right shall infringe upon section II. of this act B.The right to enact servitude upon the faithful of God C.The right to call to arms the faithful of God D.Except in those held within the sole providence of the Eccumenical Council, i.The Holy Crusade ii.The Injury to the Faith iii.The Schism of the Faith iv.The Assault of the clergy v.The Arrest of the Clergy vi.The Trial of the Clergy F.The right to call a Holy Trial of God, i.Except wherein no member of the Clergy is present, or may be made present to preside over such, or ii.Except wherein the call of a trial of God is summoned against a member of the Clergy iii.Unless said trial of God is venerated by the Eccumenical Council of God iv.Reserved. VI.By decree of the Eccumenical Council of God, no member of the mortal plain shall be permitted to indulge themselves in the act or acts of, A.Injury to the Faith B.Schism of the Faith C.Apostasy D.Blasphemy E.Heresy F.Practice of Paganism G.Except whereby those who practice Paganism subject themselves to the rule of the Church of God through, i.Taxation ii.Undue Exposure iii.The bareness of shoulder iv.The bareness of stomach v.The bareness of bossom vi.The bareness of thigh vii.The usage of unholy materials viii.Any act that the Eccumenical Council of God so does proclaim to be against the divine inspirations, meanings, wisdoms, etc. of God ix.Reserved VII.It is hereby written, through the divine right of God, that all trials and penances served within the realm of the Kingdom of Courland, and her subjective territories, holdings, marches, and wild lands, be subject to the ruling of said trials and the carrying of said penances within such areas as aforementioned. And that all trials and penances shall not be infringed, interfered, subverted, subjected, ignored, etc. upon, whereby, A.The trial of God has come to fruition, B.Penance has been handed down by God to the sinner, or C.The innocent has been venerated by God’s divine wisdom D.The trial of God is underway E.The penance has been served, or i.The penance is yet to be fulfilled by the sinner, or ii.The penance has been fulfilled by the sinner F.Reserved VIII.Through the infringement, interference, subversion, subjection, ignorance etc. of a trial of God, the penance hereby described shall be enacted on any party, member of said party, or conspirator, or number of conspirators as listed, and shall be enacted upon by the Clergy present, or those in protection of said Clerical representative, or those in summons of God, A.Penance of excommunication B.Enactment of a trial of God upon those aforementioned C.Penance of crucifixion D.Penance of servitude E.Within Monasticism F.Reserved. IX.Through the completion of the Holy Trial of God, are the penances and judgements found within His Holy commune immune from any restrictions but for the restrictions enforced by the Eccumenical Council of God. X.The Eccumenical Council is hereby exempt from such offices of state as to keep separate the Holy structures that serve God and He alone, and the secular body of the Kingdom of Courland with the restrictions being placed upon, A.The Mayorship of any city within the Kingdom of Courland B.The Marshalship of the forces of the Kingdom of Courland i.Except within the povidence of Holy Crusade C.Reserved Under These Right and Goodly Terms, We Pledge: I.TO UPHOLD THE JUST RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES DESCRIBED HEREIN II.TO UPHOLD LOYALTY TO OUR LIEGES AND TO THE CROWN III.TO PROTECT THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE CHURCH AND THE SANCTITY OF THE TRUE FAITH. TO THIS WE SWEAR, NOW PUT INTO THE COMMON LAW OF THE COUNTRY. AMEN. *The bill is signed* His Majesty, King Tobias R. Staunton The Clergy of the True Faith, Represented by Bishop Nikolas, Titular Bishop of the Most Blessed See of Pontian. Alexandros of Nicaea, Commoner and Yeoman.
  17. Ruthern Restoration Act of 1604 Issued by the hand of Count Victor Ruthern and His Majesty, King Tobias. By bones and barrows, the traitorous usurper of Metterden has surrendered to the Courlandic forces, led by his majesty, King Tobias. Eric the Black’s corrupt rule over the Ruthern lineal land was one short-lived, and as predicted, one without the capacity to contain achievement or success. The north has surrendered, and the snow-swept lands of Hanseti are now held within the grasp of Staunton. It grieves the denizens of Ruthern to see their homeland be savaged by such violence, yet such stubbornness and ignorance only demanded that justice was brought. No side is innocent in the ugliness of war, and therefore Victor II Ruthern, Count of Metterden, hereby declares that his sisters, cousins and direct familial relations are welcome to take refuge and find a place at his table within the keep of Alriczan, in accordance to the writ of terms forged between the Barbanov and Staunton patriarchs. The sisters of Victor II Ruthern are beckoned to come home to their familial seat of Metterden. They are encouraged to either embrace the noble society of the victorious Courland, or maintain an individual identity within the comforts of their home of Metterden. Count Victor shall assume lordship over the lands and holdings of Metterden, and with such ascension, Eric Ruthern is hereby required to vacate the county. If Eric swears an oath of fealty to the king and supposedly becomes a denizen of Courland, he is granted the right to live in peace with the rest of the kingdom, however his presence will not be accepted within the county of Metterden. Sworn to Staunton or not, proceeding into the county will be seen as a hostile act and will be met with severe consequence. As patriarch of the Ruthern house and count of the ancestral holdings, Victor Alric declares that Eric’s claim on the Ruthern name has been nullified and will no longer be regarded as apart of the house. His claim on the house holdings and the name is no longer, and any of his issue shall not be acknowledged as apart of the direct Ruthern lineage. Disobeying these acts - falsely taking the Ruthern name or disregarding his expulsion from Metterden - will result in a trial and considerable punishment by His Right Honorable and His Majesty. With Knowledge Comes Power, Signed, HIS ROYAL MAJESTY, Tobias Staunton, King of Courland, Hanseti and Ruska, Duke of Eastbourne, Courland, Eruthos, the Heartlands, Frederica, Cascadia, Count of Aleksandria, Riga, Westmark, Beauclair, Sundholt, Wett and Eastmark, Lord of Mt. St. Tobias, Baron of Vsenk, the Rightful Protector of the Heartlanders and the Highlanders The Right Honorable Sixth Count Victor II of Metterden, Lord Marshal of the Order of the Edelweiss, Protector of the Pass, Baron of Rostig, and Lord of Alriczan. His lordship, Adelwen Alexander Ruthern.
  18. On the eleventh day of the Amber Cold, in the year of our Lord 1604, the Kingdom of Courland and the Kingdom of Haenseti-Ruska agree to end the bitter war that has plagued both their nations and peoples. With the signing of the lieges King Tobias Staunton and King Marius Barbanov to this pact, both Kingdoms and their respective Vassals will end their aggressions towards one another. With the conquest of Vasiland by His Majesty King Tobias Stauntons armies, King Marius Barbanov formally submits the Kingdom of Haenseti-Ruska to surrender, and agrees to adhere to the following terms: King Marius Barbanov and his vassals offer unconditional surrender to King Tobias Staunton immediately. Their weapons and men put back to reserves - all aggressions ceased under penalty of execution. King Marius Barbanov and his vassals surrender their lands and holdings to the Kingdom of Courland. The Hansetian people shall be allowed to leave their lands unhindered by the armies of King Tobias Staunton, free to find refuge wherever they please within Axios. King Tobias Staunton shall allow any man, woman, or child who wishes to remain upon their lands to do so, should they submit to his rightful rule. With the changing of the Monarchy in the Kingdom of Haenseti-Ruska from that of King Marius Barbanov to King Tobias Staunton, does his majesty King Tobias Staunton so does send missive within this edict to the Vassals of King Marius Barbanov to swear fealty to his majesty within a year of agreement, and that none shall challenge his rightful rule within the lands of the northern realm. The following Vassals are hereby summoned to the court of King Tobias Staunton, in his seat of Aleksandria: The Count of Metterden, Count Arik of House Ruthern The Count of Mondstadt, Count Owyn of House Amador The Baron of Laurenstadt, Baron Floris of House Van Loden The Duke of Carnatia, Duke Sergei of House Kovachev The Baron of Rytsburg, Baron Stanimir of House Vyronov The March of Vasiland, Marquis Petyr of House Vanir The Count of Ayr, Count Eric of House Baruch The Baron of Laval, Baron Hughes of House Pasquier All others who were ennobled by King Marius Barbanov, or hold titles in the Kingdom of Haenseti-Ruska Signatories agree to the terms of this surrender and shall abide by them under penalty of execution or prolonged war. Should these terms be broken, dismembered, or changed to the those not written here and agreed upon by either King Marius Barbanov and his Vassals, or King Tobias Staunton and his Vassals - appropriate action will be taken. Signed, HIS ROYAL MAJESTY, Tobias Staunton, King of Courland, Duke of Eastbourne, Courland, Eruthos, the Heartlands, Frederica, Cascadia, Count of Aleksandria, Riga, Westmark, Beauclair, Sundholt, Wett and Eastmark, Lord of Mt. St. Tobias, Baron of Vsenk, the Rightful Protector of the Heartlanders His Majesty the King Marius I of Hanseti and Ruska, Grand Prince of the Raev, Duke of Akovia, Krajia, Greymarsh and Alban, Margrave of Vanderfell and Adria, Count of Siegrad, Werdenburg, Kavat, Karovia, Torun, Owynswood and Kaunas, Baron of Vsenk and Wyrmwood, Defender of the Faith, Lord of St. Karlsburg, Protector of the Highlanders.
  19. That dirty bastard stole my kill loot
  20. Without Mercy : The Battle of Elba - Day 2 “You men who stand with me are the liberators, protectors and the sustainers of Valior. There shall be freedom in life and in death.” Ushered by His Majesty, King Alexander Staunton, addressing the Coalition forces during the Riga War. A painting depicting two white Eagles circling the blood stained battlefield, following the decisive second day. As dawn came over the horizon, bringing with it shining golden rays which played across the dew that had collected on the grass the night before, the shouts, clangs, and ruckus of the Haensetic and Courlandic camps broke the early morning silence. As tabards were donned over battle tested armour, banners raised over the shining helmets, and formations made upon the now muddy earth, the forces once again formed themselves on opposing sides of the blood soaked earth. The men that had been cut down the previous day lined the ground in a morbid display of where the forces had clashed not but a few hours before. As the Haensetic Commanders gazed across the field in preparation of their movements, the Courlandic General Edmund Torryn bellowed his orders without a moment's respite after the green line was made. Pouring forth, at the behest of his call, came the rushing tide of green clad men, screaming and chanting ‘Ave Courland’. With the sudden and jarring advance, the Haensetic commanders had no choice but to meet the green sea before they were swallowed up as the day before. As the forces crashed together upon the reddened earth once more, the now all too familiar sounds of battle lofted to the air. However, with the same suddenness that had brought the green tide of Courland to the yellow fields of Haense, the men of Courland pulled themselves back. Seeming to run back to their camps in fear, the Haensetic commanders ordered their men to advance. And so the Green tide was pushed further and further across the field, the yellow of Haense swallowing up the earth as it drank thirstily of its soon victory. With their advance, the Haensetic forces came to hold the Chapel. It, although being ruined by the war, was a strong position, and so the Haensetic forces stopped and prepared their defenses in this forward position as they enjoyed the fruits of their laborious task in the field. An error, they would soon learn, as the tides of the green sea once again changed, and with them, the death of many Haensetic men. Rushing back across the field in a renewed vigour, delighted that the Haensetians had fallen into their trap, the men of Courland came. So quickly, in fact, that the Haensetic men held within the Chapel soon found themselves surrounded. With terrified eyes they scanned for retreat, but were only met with the forest of the green tabards of Courland. And so the stranded men fought, surrounded as they were, to the end. Their slaughter easily done by the superior manpower of Courland. With this crushing blow, the Haensetic forces once again collapsed. Their main force taken to the earth as the Chapel once again fell into the hands of Courland. The Haensetic Commanders, left in astonishment, called for a retreat for the day in order to recuperate themselves. As banners of green and black were raised above the fields for the second time, the men of Courland came to camp with Haensetic loot. Albeit, their sacks less empty than before as the Haensetic forces reserves were dwindling from the consecutive losses. As the sun set on the second day, the field fell quiet once more. The men of Courland were filled with confidence and pride as the pinnacle engagement the Battle of Elba dawned.
  21. A Clashing of Swords : The Battle of Elba - Day 1 “Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori.” Ushered by His Majesty, King Tobias Staunton, amongst his men upon the field of war. The clashing between Haensetic horde and Courlandic infantry. A cool breeze traced itself across the fields and through the trees of Tahn, rushing past the tents, banners, and men of the Courlandic army as it went. Banners of green and black, red and yellow, black and white, yellow and black, carelessly drifted above at the end of their poles, the dyed tabards of green and black almost glistening as the dew on the grass. An idyllic silence enveloped the company as they marched to meet the Haensetic forces, the Stauntonite retinue led by Commander Edmund Torrent. They passed the farmland surrounding Aleksandria, now filled with hopeful faces and cheers of ‘Ave Courland’. Weaving their way to the boats lining the shore, the men began to embark. Their faces marked by the unknown outcome of their journey as they loaded the weapons, armour, and food they would need to put the sword to their enemies. As the boats lifted their moorings, and began to take to the sea, hundreds of men, women, and children watched the brilliant green of their sails pass from eyeshot. Some still cheering, others waving until their arms grew sore. Upon spying the shore of Tahn, did Commander Edmund Torrent send out word to make themselves ready, and with it came a sudden bustle of movement across the fleet. Men grabbing their weapons, donning their armour, praying, and nervously laughing spread like a wildfire from the Command ship. By the time the ships sank anchor near the shore, the boats that would ferry the men to the land were filled with the gleam of metal. From their landing point, the army quickly formed itself and began moving inland. Through the overgrown fields of the crater once known as Johannesburg. The men glancing to the direction of the pit with worry for the blue death that resided there, but also pride, as they knew their might had proven greater than a supposedly mighty Empire now crushed beneath their very boots. Upon coming to the battlefield, Commander Torrent had the men form their lines. The men fanning out across the plains, nearly lost themselves in it against their tabards and banners. With their full force positioned and anxiously awaiting the order to advance, the men of Courland were ready. Across the field, they could see the Yellow banners of the Haensetic forces billowing from their poles, marking their position. And so the call to advance went out on both ends of the battlefield, the armies coming together for a bloody meeting. Pikes, spears, swords, and arrows met their targets, as men screamed in pain and rage as the forces clashed. The dead had barely enough room to fall as the press pushed against itself, the living became a mass of flesh and metal. The first moments of battle had little gain on either end, the men of both armies well experienced in warfare and unrelenting to their enemy. But as the battle drew on, the green of Courland soon began to grow within the yellow ranks, pushing the men of Haense further from the center. By midday the Haensetic forces were upon their own encampment, pressed on by the Courlandic soldiers as the blood ran deep about their feet. With determination the Haensetic forces tried to hold onto every inch of dirt they could, and with martial ability did the Courlandic forces take it. As pockets of Haense men were found, they were exterminated, by sword or fire they were engulfed by the green tide as it swept the field. By the end of the day, the Haensetic forces were struggling to maintain the security of their camp, while the Courlandic forces held the entirety of the field beyond it. With cheers did the men meet the night, shouts of ‘Victory’ could be heard for miles about as the Courlandic forces celebrated, their Commander pleasantly smiling at his accomplishment. As the men of Courland returned to their camp to wait out the night, many dragged great bundles of Haensetic armours and weapons. The treasures of a hard won battle were all about the men as they settled inside their tents. As the sun set, the field fell quiet once more. The men on both sides of the war knew that it was far from over, but it was the Courlanders who had this first day.
  22. ========================================= A depiction by mummers of the current orations in the Kingdom of Courland & the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska =========================================
  23. The Order of Noctis "If you must take your sword from its sheath, return it bloody." "Seeking your Destiny is like looking into a mirror. You see an image, however blurred, in whatever light exists at the time. But if the light ever changes, so will the image itself. And if the light ever vanishes, the mirror will be empty. That is why the truest mirror is the one that needs no light at all." -The Order of Noctis motto’s Welcome to The Order of the Noctis. This is a guild based on working together, building, trading, and training to be a soldier in a time of need. The Story We were formed to fight for the Courland rebellion, but when they were destroyed we were exiled out of the kingdom. Now we have been reformed in the dreadlands. The Transcript of the Order You shall never attack, injure, or kill another Order member or an ally of the guild. You shall never steal from the Order. You shall never disobey the orders of your superior in the Order. If there is an issue with another member of The Order of Noctis you will bring it up with your supervisor or if it is a large issue you will come to the overseer. If there is a need to fight you must come to the aid of the guild. Your loyalties lie with the Overseer first, then to your brothers and sisters in the Order, then to your home country. Positions Ranger Rangers are the archers and tactical minds of The Order of Noctis military. They will hide in the shadows until the time is right then burst out and let rain a fly of accurate, deadly arrows. There can also only be 50 active rangers at once ( non-gold leafs) Trainee - You are new and are being trained by a higher ranking Ranger (usually one on one). Bronze Leaf - You are a fully-fledged Ranger and you now don't have to be accompanied by an older Ranger when on missions. Silver Leaf - You are an older Ranger and you can now take on apprentices and will be part of the inner circle of rangers making decisions with the leader. Gold Leaf - You are a retired Ranger who helps documenting and other non-field assignments ( If there is a serious requirement you can be requested to do a field assignment). Leader - you are in charge of the Rangers and you give out missions either for the Overseer or from peasants (other players) requesting help. Assassin Assassins are the unsung heroes behind every win. As they sneak by and take down the enemy before they even know what is happening, and they let the others do what they do. Initiate - You are new and haven't proven yourself as a good agent. Proven - You have proven you are a loyal and well deserving agent. Accepted - You can now lead missions that were given by your Up-incoming. Up-incoming - you lead a group of accepted and give them tasks from the leader. You may be next in line to be a leader. Leader - you give Assassins missions from the Overseer. Or if there are no missions you can send them on scouting missions to enemy territory. Warrior Warriors are the backbone of the The Order of Noctis's military. They are the foot soldiers and the people who charge head first into battle seeking glory and honor. Recruit - You are new and still need training to become a soldier. Soldier - You are no longer a recruit and are now a part of the Order of the Warrior’s Blade’s military. Sergeant - you lead a group of soldiers into battle and you also train the recruits in your party. Lieutenant - you lead the Sergeant's and give them orders for them to carry out to their groups. Leader - You command everybody and by giving orders to your Lieutenants you get your men to carry out these orders. Non-Battle Positions These are positions for things we need that aren't part of the military (you can have both) (an asterisk* will be by those you cannot have a war position with). Resource Collectors - (We need lots of them) They are the ones that go out and collect resources for us (miners, farmers, and woodcutters). Treasury Manager* - You take care of the funds and manage the Bankers (you will not get this job strait of the bat you need to be trusted, on LOTC a lot, and very well known). Banker* - You are similar to the Treasury Manager you will manage some of the funds or paychecks, etc. Blacksmiths - To make armor, swords, etc. and to make thing to sell to make money for the guild. Woodworkers - To make bows, arrows, etc. and to make thing to sell to make money for the guild. Cook - To make food for us and to sell for the guild. Healer - You heal the injured of the guild (through magic, potions, etc.) on and off the battlefield. Alchemist* - To make us potions for us to use when we need (in war, to help collect resources, etc.) Wizards* - To use spells in battle or to help the guild in times of peace (Fi'hiiran'tanya is espcialy useful) (If you are applying for a wizard please put your specialty down too [alteration, illusion, etc.] Applications (Do not lie we will find out and you will be kicked from the guild.) OOC: Minecraft Name: Age: Why you want to join: Skype (optional): In Game: Name: Age: Race: Gender: Job(s) you are applying for: Why you (the character) wants to join:
  24. "The Victorian Knights" The recently events of Courland's rebellion against Oren have troubled Ser Demetrios and King Aleksander Staunton. After a long meeting the two have decided to bring back an ancient Order of the Akritian kingdom, "The Victorian Knights". The Victorian Knights order was first founded by Justinian Komnenos to protect his land from the barbarian Turkins, the Order was disbanded after the loss of their capital and no one ever heard of the Order again. Now, Ser Demetrios Palaiologos has formed the Order once more, but this time to protect Courland against the Imperial forces. "This is a very emotional day today, I was given the opportunity and the privilege to reform an ancient Order of my homeland which is not destroyed." Ser Demetrios would say to his recruits. The Order's main priority is to defend Courland from ANY enemy forces that seek to harm the land or it's people. Any Courland can join the Order, but do YOU have what it takes to become a true knight of the Kingdom of Courland? -How to join the Order- To join the order you simply have to follow the following steps: 1) You must be male. 2) You must be 15+ years old 3) You must be Courlander. 4) You must complete the following form: =-=Recruitment Form=-= RP: Name: Age: Height: OOC: Minecraft name: Skype name: 5) Repeat the Oath after Ser Demetrios Palaiolgos: I,[Name] swear loyalty to Ser Demetrios Palaiolgos, I swear to protect Courland and those in need. I swear to give my last breath for Courland, King Aleksander and Ser Demetrios. ((This is NOT a PK clause)) The Order's seat is castle Pyrgos, located west from Riga. A cart should be outside from Riga soon that leads to castle Pyrgos.You will be given food, a room in the castle to stay and last but not least your starting equipment. ((I would appreciate if anti-Courlanders wouldn't comment on this post, as it would bring salt and toxicity. You have been warned, thank you very much!))
  25. The Huntsman Guild of Courland The animals of the north grow wilder, men & women of Oren. The volume of game being found in the forested regions of Courland is increasing and I offer the opportunity to you to join the newly founded Huntsman Guild of Courland and help maintain the wildlife count in the stark but beautiful forests of the Northern duchy of Oren. We have a quaint hunting lodge with sufficient room to house applicants & room to expand if needed. Food is almost always available and while the weather outside may be bitter at best, there is plenty of room about the hearth for any who venture north. Members may also be requested to assist in hunting any monsters that appear in the lands nearby too so having aurum weapons may be beneficial. Equipment may be issued but hunter-customized equipment may be preferable than any standard issue equipment the guild may provide. To join, seek Carrick MacCanonach in Courland, Oren. ((Type your Minecraft Username, Roleplay Name, Race and Skype info (optional) below to apply. The guild will be heavily RP focused. See Pledgytarianism.))