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      LotC Community Meeting Minutes 01/22/17   01/23/2017

      LotC Community Meeting Minutes 01/22/17 [!] Arockstar28 opened the meeting.   What’s going on with the forums?   Tahmas: Tythus is handling the situation as we speak. It had been fixed earlier but as Tythus had other engagements, he had to step away. Thus, the attack resumed. Tythus will return and continue working on it later. There is no set time as to when they will be back up.   Can I expect the possibility of a frequent mandatory purge of staff teams to fight stagnancy and people just doing jack****? - Jonificus   Josh3738: These decisions are left up to the team leads. Some teams may be purged while others may not.   Why is the map so big? Why was mobspawning turned on? Why do you still keep it on? - Combine   Teegah: The map is large as that is what the community had requested. Mobspawning is turned as it contributes to; The minas economy. Killing mobs have a chance to drop minas. Items for Nexus crafting: Drops necessary for crafting certain items are only given by killing mobs.   How much money do admins actually cut from the donations? Was Tythus’ college paid by LotC?- Chaotikal   Tahmas: Admins receive nothing from the donations. Any funds collected from the server go back into the server. And no, Tythus’ college education was not funded by the server.   Is there any other race being planned for the future?  - Dewlox   Lore Team representatives: No.   501warhead: When it comes down to it, the addition of races will only be considered if it is practical for the server as a whole. In order to implement new ideas that may be considered, it must be submitted the same way as any other lore - through lore submission and review of the LT.   Axios storyline? Will there be a new race implemented/introduced in the next map? - Z3m0s   RideTheSky: It’s going to revolve around a giant chicken. There are currently meetings ongoing in regards to the Axios storyline. The LT is helping with the process and things are still in the works.Things are not being written down or released as the need for confidentiality is necessary to ensure the community is introduced to it at the same time.   What happened to the chapters of Axios? - Nug   LeoWarrior14: The chapters of Axios were started by Benbo (the previous LT lead) but he has since left.   RideTheSky: Benbo took all the documents concerning the chapters of Axios with him as he left therefore there is nothing left for the LT to build upon. Tsuyose wished to continue but seeing as how there was nothing, the Devs needed to remove it.   How long does it take for a charter to get a response? - Adam_barnett   Arockstar28: Ever has appointed certain GMs to handle charter distribution as well as stating that the times to obtain a charter will be shortened. However, they may still take up to a week to be approved.   Who let a trial GM, not even on the war team, arockstar28, make a worldedit on sand during the height of fighting, in a laggy open field skirmish war claim, which inexplicably crashed the server? -Harold   Josh3738: Present members of the war team determined that it would be an interesting dynamic to add to the war claim which unfortunately caused issues along the way.   Gusmarzku: The idea of a bomb was requested by numerous people.   501warhead: The worldedit was not the cause of the crash. There are several mechanisms set in place on the server that prevent WE from interfering and crashing the server.   Addition to previous question: If this was to happen, why were both sides not informed? -Harold   Arockstar28: The underlying reason was it that the bomb was to be a surprise.   Why did the warclaim get allowed to carry on? -Harold   Gusmarzku: There was no reason to not continue it. As well, Admins and GMs came to the decision to keep going.   Did the warteam agree that the war claim should be voided and redone? -Harold   Gusmarzku: No. The war claim continued as by agreement with Admins and GMs, as stated previously.   Did the warteam agree that this worldedit was even a good idea during the middle of the battle? -Harold   Gusmarzku: Yes.   Who made the decision to allow the war claim as valid, when staff incompetency was the main contributing factor to the crash? -Harold   Josh3738: Once the server was back up, the war claim was still playable. Therefore, as the war claim was still playable, there was no reason not to continue and no reason to void it.   Crashing during an open field skirmish is, historically, a voided war claim.  Why was this one allowed? -Harold   Josh3738: Once the server came back up, the server was capable of continuing its operations so there was no reason to void it.   Why is the ET so large? - FuryFire   RideTheSky: The ET is large as it consists of both actors and builders alike. Seeing as how the actors are trying to interact with as many players of the server as possible, time zones come into play. Recruiting ET members who can accommodate and create events for certain time zones is essential. At this time, the ET is looking for players in the Pacific time zone.   The team is also large at the moment because it allows the ET to be stricter on what it is they want. Considering that the community is large, a large team is also needed. However, the ET management is in the works of sizing down the team. Seeing as how they have no quota, the need for activity is the primary requirement for ET and such is taken into consideration when taking on new members.   Are donations keeping up with the monthly and yearly costs? -Wendigo   Tahmas: The server is up and running, so yes.   501warhead: The Christmas sale helped exponentially with the revenue of donations. It should be noted once again that donations always go back to the server and that the Admins do not receive anything. A warm thank you is extended to anyone that helped contribute to the server during the holiday sale.   Any plans to upgrade the server box/host or have you already? -Wendigo   501warhead: Currently the server has more than 64 GBs of RAM and is running very well. While optimization is being sought after, there is no need to place any more expenditure in upgrading.   What’s the max run time we have with the current reserves of money (did the server need personal funds)? -Wendigo   501warhead: While personal funds have been used in the very distant past, they have not been for a long time now. Our current revenue of donations sustains our run time for the moment and donation savings maintain our run time into the distant future. As for the max runtime, that is unknown.   Current and future plans going forward A) Bring in new players & B) Player retention? -Wendigo   501warhead: There is currently a project in the works to help integrate new players into their respective player bases. Getting to know the other players and establishing a sense of community is necessary for player retention.  A majority of the players here have remained as they have established friendships and relations with other players. Therefore, catering to the newer players is essential.   RideTheSky: The AT and ET are working on a project where a new player will spawn in, immediately be immersed into roleplay with a veteran member, and will essentially be introduced into the appropriate player base.   In the past, this flopped as the players were all introduced to the human capital. So the prime idea is to showcase the diversity of the server to the new players and allow them to choose their own path.   Future plugins? -Wendigo   501warhead: Integrating new plugins takes a lot of time and because of this, along with the possibility of the plugin failing, there are no announcements in regards to releasing new plugins. However, at the moment there is a fast travel overhaul underway as well as an instance dungeon plugin. There may be new skills being worked on, but it is uncertain. There are larger projects in the works that the server will be notified of in due time.   Is anything being done concerning the voting websites? The information is outdated and some websites no longer work? -Wendigo   Tahmas: It’s all Ski’s fault, blame him.   Gusmarzku: I’ll do it.   501warhead: Tythus needs to configure the voting settings as the issue may lie within the registration on the voting sites. It’s up to him at this point.   What benefits have been seen, if any, from emerging the LT and MT? - Cybermarzku   Tahmas: The MT is now able to have more control and work more effectively with the lore pertaining to magics. The MT is also now able to vote on what magics they wish to see implemented.   JaxOff: There is more cooperation between both teams but there is not a significant amount of improvement.   Bokermon: With both teams being together in the same chat it helps a lot, communication wise. It’s not perfect, but it’s better. The MT now has more say in what it is they think will be an improvement/detriment to the magic found on the server.   1.8 pvp when???? - Flurgh   Teegah: Just this past friday there was a meeting between the Devs and some PvPers discussing said issue. During this meeting, swing timers as well  as plans concerning PvP were discussed. Also, there are currently three players on the server who have swing timerless weapons. These weapons were permitted during PvP combat and the Devs observed to see what the results were. The issue arises with the fact that, without the swing timers, there is a hit delay and no possibility of combos.   Assassin of Awesome: Removing swing timers isn’t as easy as it seems. There are problems with it.
        When are we getting rid of the two other inactive islands, that aren’t Tahn? - Kinslayer   Tahmas: This is being evaluated. The activity as well as events done on the respective islands are always being monitored. It cannot be said when or even if the islands will be removed. This is to be discussed among the Admins.   501warhead: Removing the islands will result in less space for new settlements that wish to separate away from the main capital cities. However, the problem still exists that new players will find themselves on these inactive islands and only be confused as to where they are. More will be discussed.
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  1. STAFF WARNING This is not a real roleplay post. Coronation Speech He looked around the crowd, smugly smiling and taking in the scene. Amongst friends and enemies Tobias Staunton stood triumphantly, looking deeply into the crowd. The world was silent, he hadn't uttered a single word, yet they were all transfixed. "Archduke of Lorraine, Duke of Savoy, King of Hanseti and Ruska, Prince of Laureh'lin, King of the Westerlands, fellow citizens and people of the realm, thank you." His words were as sharp as a freshly tempered sword thrust against the silence of the crowd - to which broke into mighty uproar. "We, the citizens of the empire, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our nation and restore its promise for all of our people." He paused, giving time for the shouts and cries of support to die down. "Together, we will determine the course of Courland and the realm for many, many years to come. We will face challenges, we will confront hardships, but we will get the job done." "For too long, Oren has reaped the rewards of the nation while the people have borne the cost. Johannesburg flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land." The crowd went silent, lingering on his every word, as if the words of God. "But now, with the death of Oren, and the destruction of Johannesburg, we can finally bring back power to the people." "The forgotten men and women of our nation will be forgotten no longer." "We are one nation and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. The imperial oath I take today is an oath of allegiance to all subjects of the empire. "We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only Courland first, the Holy Courlandian Empire!." His words would begin to drown within the wild cheering of the crowd, lost in the patriotic rejoice. "There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God." "So to all Courlandians in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again." "Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way." "Together, we will make Courland strong again. We will make Courland wealthy again. We will make Courland proud again. We will make Courland safe again. And yes, together we will make Courland great again!" Uproar would continue to flood the city, echoing into distant realms beyond. "Thank you. God bless you. And God bless Courland." "Thank you." "God bless the Empire of Courland." Tobias would raise his right arm as to salute the people before disappearing from the podium.
  2. STAFF WARNING This is not a real roleplay post. Empire of Courland Declaration In the name of his Imperial Majesty Tobias I of the House of Staunton, by the Grace of GOD, Holy Courlandian Emperor and rightful Emperor of Aeldin, forever August, Apostolic King in Courland, of Oren, Savoy, Kaedrin, Haense, Renatus and Salvus, Defender of the Faith, Duke of the Crownlands, Courland, Curon, Avar, Frederica, Krajia, and Cascadia, Margrave of Greater Kreden, Count of Westmark, Hearth, Curon, Aleksandria, Beauclair, Sundholt, Estavar, and Wett, Baron of Riga, Fjordham, Eastcliffe, and the Kraken's Watch. Sovereign of Humanity, Suzerain of the Elves and Protector of the Dominion of Malin, etcetera. He does declare the annexation of the Archduchy of Lorraine, Duchy of Savoy, Kingdom of the Westerlands, Duchy of Cantal, Duchy of Barranquilla, etcetera. He does declare the submission of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska, the Grand Kingdom of Urguan, the Dominion of Malin, the Federation of Sutica, the War Nation of Krugmar, and the Sultanate of Haria. Signatories Through the power of God, the faux empire of Oren has fallen, and so will the fate of all empires from the rising of the sun to its setting. For it is clear that it is God's will that we are the one true rulers over this realm and all others. All, at the head of the Kings, shall come to pay homage to the emperor and to serve him. We shall take note of your submission. And if, however, you do not accept God’s order and act against our command, we shall know that you are our enemies. May our enemies turn to the fate of Oren to seek judgement and foresight to all those that do not submit. May even Iblees cower in awe at our might. Long live House Staunton, Long live the Empire!
  3. The trenches were cold today. The men stared blankly across the lines, their helmets obstructing their view of where the Orenians lay in wait. When the war started, they said it would be over by Krugmas. Now, Dwarves, Humans, Orcs and Elves lay together in one giant cesspool of blood in the land between the siege fort and Johannesburg. ‘No Man’s Land’. Holes littered the front, cavities in the ground caused by artillery fire. Various limbs lined their sides. Empty eyes stared at the sky and ground, their owners’ unable to ever gaze again. The Marshal of Courland, the brilliant Jacque de Staunton, gazed at his men. Already artillery fire sounded, signalling the next great charge for inches of land. He gazed upon his men with a heavy heart. Few would survive to see their wives, their children. He did not have long to look, however; the Imperial forces began a barrage of their own. Cannonfire, magic, and bolts from crossbows fell into the trench. Men struggled to move without seeing the end of their days. An Orenian lad, the pride of his family, took a bolt to the lung. His eyes lost their color as he gave his final spasms. He had recently defected from Oren, his heart proud to be serving a cause he found worthy. His aspirations for greatness bled out with him as the blood exited. And the battle went on. In the trenches, a common affliction was trench foot. Those ill were moved into the tents above the ground, their moans echoing throughout as battles waged, millimeters taken. Their groans were soon to be ended however; a blast of fire hit one of tents, sending many up into flames. Their groans changed to screams and shouts as their bodies charred black. Jacque de Staunton looked on in horror. A man of action and martial brilliance, he knew he could hold them here no longer. With a leap over the trench, he blew the whistle. The order was given. “CHARGE!” Hundreds of men poured into no man’s land. Courlanders, Dwarves, Elves or Orcs. The bolts did not discriminate, and found their mark on many a fighter. Golems made their slow march, hurling rocks at the enemy positions, taking bolts and artillery fire alike with little damage. Orenians screamed as its rocks tore through their ligaments, their blood rushing forth like a waterfall. As the rebel forces got closer, bodies mixed with each other. Telling apart loyalist from rebel became an impossible challenge, their blood so deeply soaked into their uniforms they were forever stained red. Swords clashed. Men fell in heaps on both sides, the dirt watered in blood. They say that the blood there created a new species of flower, known as bloodrose. Rebel forces penetrated the Orenian lines, and soon, they began to rout. The rebel forces would shout out their battle cries of “MADNESS HAS HAD IT’S DAY!” and “TAXES DUE MONDAYS!” The rebels pushed forward, but not without losses. The Orenians kept order during their flight, and bolts flew deep into rebel masses. Cries for medics filled the air, from both sides. Gurgling on his own blood, a young Courlander reached out to a medic for help. He was ignored. The medics had to many people to help that may yet survive to help those who were certain to die. Even putting them out of their misery could mean another dead. The Courlander died, blood pouring out his mouth. Back at the siege fort, the cannoneers stood fast against the enemy barrage. Heroically, the Prophet of Uruguan ordered the cannons fire; their balls tearing apart as many of the fleeing Orenians as their own soldiers. One cannoneer from Savoy curled up against a cannon, his arm torn off by artillery. His whimpering was ignored as the men continued their grim work. The Orenians had little defense against the force of these balls. One lay surprisingly alive, a hole in his chest and back from where a ball passed through. His ragged breathing, his tears at his wish for another life, was ignored by God and Man. The Orenians managed to make it to Johannesburg. The gates shutting behind them, the men quickly dispersed in a quiet and somber mood, looking to find lost comrades or inform their families of their safe survival. Their force was hurt drastically, however; as many men had come back, many more lay in the land’s out the wall. Shrieking, crying. Sobs of joy, laughter of relief. All these permeated the area. But soon they would need to head back out again. For death does not choose sides, and the Emperor demands much to assist him in his collection. The victorious rebels were soon dismayed; they could not build a new fort here, this close to the Orenian capital. Inches were fought for, inches were gained. Millimeters were usable. The men somberly marched back, their joy smothered in the stark reality of this war. The cannonfire had stopped, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t heard. Many a soldier fell to their knees, their eyes clouded with the fight before. Their tears streamed as rivers. Back at the fort, a small celebration was had, but the hearts of the men were not celebrating, for death had claimed more of their friends and comrades. And the war went on.
  4. Today King Tobias Staunton lets our crew inside his newly acquired royal palace, to answer the question we all have; What does the king do in his daily routine? King Tobias Staunton lets us in his newly furnished palace. We enter the imperial throne room of the King of Courland, let's see if we can get a closer look Just look at those mutton chops on Sven Staunton, truly remarkable We move on over to the imperial dining hall, You can almost smell the alcohol from here The king and his lovely wife are nice enough to invite us into their chambers Tobias - "You look lovely my lady" Lady Staunton - "This necklace is beautiful!" Such a lovely couple they are And they know how to please themselves as well ;), well leave you two love birds in there for a bit. Here we have the Tobias, Ramsey, and Sven watching over the walls. Though it seems that Sven is taking a leak over them! Later we see Sven dealing with some Staunton troubles in the court Practicing their trio dance And to end his day, King Tobias likes to wrap up with his wife in bed Catch us next week as we get a look into the daily life of a dwarf, digging holes, drinking ale, and a whole ton of drunken fights.
  5. TO ALL MEN OF THE REALM: The House of Roswell is perhaps a long forgotten house by most, once we stood strong as counts of Pompurelia, later gifted with the titles and responsibilities as dukes of Istria. Our familial flame rose above many others, but when our flame was almost put out, gasping for air we pleaded to the emperor, and instead of giving aid to his vassals, he discarded of us instead, our beloved Emperor. And through great strife and hardship, our family has risen anew and retaken most of what was lost, but that does not settle the score. We hereby reject the Empires neverending onslaught and conquest for new territory, the incursions into dwarven lands and beyond. We reject the deceitful and unholy Emperor Philip Frederick, you whom does not aid your vassals, your attempts to subvert the Church of the Canon's ways for your own personal benefit. We strip ourselfes of all oaths ever given to him, for he did not keep his own. We strip ourselfes of the burden of endless war and suffering for the greater good of all of Axios. And as such, henceforth House Roswell shall hereby dedicate it's financial and material reusources in the Courlandic struggles against the tyrannical crown, it shall dedicate it's military expertise to aid in the freedom of the peoples of Axios until the end of this war. No longer shall you opress the people of Savoy or the peoples of Lorraine, no longer shall you wreak the benefits of useless wars for your own prestige. Johannesburg shall burn for your treachery. Et flamma incentiuis! Lord Patrek Ronald Roswell, Hetman and Grand Hussar of Pasnia
  6. 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:
  7. "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!))
  8. 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.))
  9. Courland's Ducal Anthem "Die Starke Armee" Das Heer von Courlandia By the decree of Duke Aleksander Staunton and his chancellor, the central military provides the law enforcement of the realm from institutional grounds. Being the supreme enforcer of law & order within Courland, it stands as the caretaker of both civilian and official. Die Starke Armee serves as a central force to Courland, and is one of many Courlandian militaries, another significant one being the Company of the White Cross. Aside of its role as protector of the realm, the Ducal military offers personal education for squireship and strategy; providing the burgher with opportunity to personally serve the Duke of Courland; Aleksander Staunton, whose generosity knows no bounds. Any registered enforcer of Ducal law shall enjoy the following privileges within the realm of Courland; ~ Unlimited access to any part within the Duchy of Courland, only with righteous reasoning. ~ Permitless carriage of weaponry & goods while on service. ~ Priority in housing & appointments due to voluntary service for the Duchy and its Duke. Die Starke Armee To protect the fertile fields of Courland, and with that, the soul of humanity and cunning; Die Starke Armee operates as the core military organization of the Duchy of Courland. Battle-hardened and ever vigilant, it proudly serves the crown and its many interests within the Human Dominion. At the helm of it all stands; Der Führer The figurehead of the military, the Staunton ruler of Courland. Der Generaloberst, Overseer & Caretaker of all military branches of Die Starke Armee Oberstleutnant, The Generaloberst’s delegates, ensuring the functionality of the army. Leutnant, The officers of the army, initiating training and leading the branches. Feldwebel, The prime stage of any soldier; Hardened, vigilant & awarded for great and consistent service. Unteroffizer, Men that have proven themselves to be capable in service. Gefreiter, New recruits of Die Starke Armee, at the beginning of their path to greatness. For those that follow this just path for the Duchy of Courland, and its Imperial caretaker, nothing but prosperity awaits you. Serve the crown jewel of the Empire of Oren, and award yourself with the greatest honours of all. Medikus, Field soldier who specialises in treating wound of those who have been wounded in a field of combat. Admiral, The head of Courland’s fleet, he oversees their construction and maintenance. Matrose, A sailor, working aboard Courland’s ships and on the docks. Application: Name: Race: Reason for joining: (OOC) Skype: Do you use TS?: Der Fuhrer, Aleksnder Staunton. Der weiße Adler von Kurland, sigil of the army. Eine karte von der Vaterland. ((Credits to Draeris for putting together this post))
  10. Ravens would be sent across the Realm of Man, from the Courlandic Ducal Palace to the known landed Nobles of the realm, each one carrying a copy of the same missive. The missive would be sealed with the wax sigil of House Staunton of Courland. 9th Snow’s Maiden, 1563. To the Lords of the Realm, It has come to my attention on this very morn, that a host of Courlanders sent to the Carnatian Stronghold of Gryphon’s Hold as a final step toward ending a war that has been ravaging the north for the past three years, have only been met with cold steel. Not only were the victims of the Carnatian aggression loyal Courlanders and loyal men of the Empire, but one was a noble of our Realm, Jacques Fournier who was brutally butchered and his mutilated body found in the snow. GOD allowed us to reunite Lord Fournier with his young son’s body, allowing him to hold a proper burial. The barbaric acts of the Vanirs and Carnatians cannot, and will not be dismissed as so much has been before, the men of Courland will no longer stand for this sort of disobedience and violation of His Imperial Majesty’s laws, and we will take it upon ourselves to rid Courland of her Carnatian invaders, and of the Empire if his Imperial Majesty wishes. This feudal war was once over a crumbling Vanir keep, but the blatant murder of young nobles of the Empire has changed our perception. We will march onwards to Kraken’s Watch within the fortnight, still within the boundaries of the Pacta that had been agreed upon to regulate this conflict. The war has not been resolved and we find these acts of brutality to be a demonstration of the Carnatian's and Vanir's inability to maintain any sort of peace. We plead for the foreign forces to lay down their arms, and return to their war-torn, deprived land for if they remain on Courland soil, only blood and steel will be used to remove them for good. Signed, Richard Staunton, Duke of Courland. WARCLAIM DETAILS Type of battle: Skirmish Time: Saturday, June 11th at 4pm EST Attackers: The Duchy of Courland Defenders: The Northern Coalition Location: https://gyazo.com/6ce519b63d87a4750116a39d81e8f6fe TERMS OF VICTORY Offensive Victory: All Coalition forces killed or routed from the battle area. Defensive Victory: All Courlandic forces killed or routed from the battle area. REWARDS Offensive rewards: They may continue the war with a conquest WC on Kraken’s Watch. Defensive rewards: They may continue the war with a pillage WC on the city of Riga. RULES -No status switching -If the Coalition forces do not show to the battle, it is forfeit to the attackers. (Vice versa) -All LoTC Rules apply
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRrss4kBi2M Aleksander stands alongside his military advisors overlooking a map of his former home. As the icy northern winds bites his skin, he casts his attention to his forces. “I am the rightful Duke.” he says. “This is my Duchy by right of birth. I am the eldest child.” Aleksander’s loyalist forces cheer valiantly. “Each of you prepare to do battle with your former brothers, as I prepare to do battle with mine. Though this may be tough, we shan’t stand by and allow the turmoil that our great Duchy has fallen into continue. My brother’s efforts were bold, yet they were not bold enough. Now we march together from our stronghold in Nikae east, across the river, from where we will enter and reclaim the once great Capital of the North.” As Aleksandr finished his speech, he was met with an uproar of cheers from the loyal Courlandians, and from there they marched onward, preparing for a bloodcurdling siege. WARCLAIM Type of battle: Skirmish Date And Time: Saturday Marxh 26th, 2:00 PST / 5:00 EST / 10:00 GMT Side A: Aleksandr’s (Vegetarianism’s) Courlandians + allies Side B: Anden’s (_Gridlock’s) Courlandians + allies Location and boundaries: Will be posted Thursday night Terms of Victory All enemies are killed on the battlefield Upon Victory For... Side A: Control of the region "stauntondutchy", and every region within the RP area of Courland. Side B: Maintained Control of the region "stauntondutchy", and every region within the RP area of Courland. No subsequent warclaims may take place for at least one month. Rules No status switching No one day alts