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  1. [!] *An execution missive would be posted across Arcas. Henry of Oren was strolling down the road to Helena for his daily shopping and trade. Before he could react, Ser Stefan Onfroi of Lorraine jumped in front of him, his sword drawn, blocking his progress into Helena. He was told to go to Rubern with Stefan, having not been armed he agreed to do this as he had more chance of surviving if he went into custody. Following this, they trekked to Rubern, entering the courtyard. Two trap doors could have been spotted by the gallows as Henry was forcing towards them. He was at first resistant to the shoving asking, “Why bring me all this way just to kill me?” Stefan replied with a shake of his head, remaining silent as he forced Henry into the underground cell complex. Stefan then locked the trap doors, ushering Henry into a nearby cell to question him. He asked the Orenian, “Where are you from, what is your name and what is your allegiance?” and as you would expect, he replied with, “Henry of Oren,” and went on to describe that he did trade with Oren. Both of these statements confirmed the man as a supplier to the Imperial State Army. Garrick of Rubern then came down into the cell complex, using the guard’s entrance, he discussed with Stefan over what they were going to do with the man in the cell. After a short period of time, they came back to talk to Henry, dragging him out of the cell and forcing ropes around his hands and feet. He was then fireman lifted out of the cell complex and to the bank of Rubern where he paid Stefan 575 minas, which to all who knows about ransoms, is not enough. He was taken to the gallows, having no one who wished to pay the ransom and hung. Henry had no final words to say, as his neck was snapped and his body was disposed of into the catacombs, never to be seen again. Ave Lorraine! Long live the Highland Realm. ((2x proof of pk permission: thank you to _Im_Matthew_ for the cooperation and awesome rp!)) Signed, Ser Stefan Onfroi of Lorraine, General of the AIS and scoutmaster of Rubern Signed, Garrick of the Huszar Company
  2. By the hearth of 5 Anapalais, A lone senator would sit looking over his fireplace. A grin would form on his face upon reading a missive sent to him by the Office of Civil Affairs. Taking out a thick sheet of parchment along with ink and quill, he would pen….. To my challengers, It has been so long since I’ve seen competition for my seat in the Senate. It brings much joy and happiness to see you two men run, for it shows that the political system I’ve been apart of for the last eight years is a fruitful endeavor, and that no matter who you are or what you represent, you have the chance to let your voice be heard. But without further rambling. I, Cyrus of the House Basrid, call upon Alexander Alstion and Saalh Al-Nabeel to meet me in Varoche Hall on the eve that the polls open so that we may discuss, debate, and let our voices be heard in front of all of Helena! I hope to see you all there, so that the people of Helena can know who they are electing to represent them in imperial government. Yours Truly, Cyrus Basrid Imperial Senator from Helena [OOC: Debate: Friday, 5pm est. 1/24/2020] @Nuker @Caranthir_
  3. A missive is sent to all Imperial factions and the cloud temple noticeboards. It would read the following: “We’ve captured a noble whose a citizen of Haense. His name is Johannes Barclay, of house Barclay. He is a prisoner of war. His ransom is 3.000 minas. Pay his ransom and he will be released. If his ransom isn’t paid in one saint’s hour he will be beheaded by the Marshal of Lorraine.” The letters were signed by Ser Stefan Onfroi, Marshal of Lorraine, General of the AIS and scoutmaster of Rubern Morana Vilchyc, Arch Chancellor of Lorraine
  4. RANSOM OF GRAND MARSHAL TIBERIUS OF HAENSE Issued on the 10th of Sun’s Smile, 1751 SONG CREDIT TO RAEL RADIO GRAND MARSHAL TIBERIUS of HAENSE -- he sits in our cells, weeping for your feeble rescue of his even more feeble body harmed in combat against our blessed troops in his fourth attack on elcihi. We grow tired of your armies incessantly marching to our silver city, threatening the deaths of innocent citizenry, threatening to skin the Kharajyr, and threatening to bring our great nation to its knees. Fortunately, that will never happen. In each attempt, GRAND MARSHAL TIBERIUS of HAENSE and his troops have met swift, powerful response and have fallen from our cliffs into the Silver Forest below. In the face of death, GRAND MARSHAL TIBERIUS of HAENSE, like ERIK BERHAL of REZA, one of his troops beneath his command, FLED COMBAT and left his loyal troops behind to DIE against our valiant Sillumiran, under the command of the very Kharajyr he threatens to flay. See to it that you collect this rat from our cages, should you still desire his filth in your city. Or, perhaps, you would see to his arrest for execution at your own sword given his betrayal of your people! A most worthy punishment, no doubt. GRAND MARSHAL TIBERIUS of HAENSE remains in our custody; yet, the Silver State would look favorably upon the exchanging of gifts. Should the humble offering of that which is listed following be given, we would be most inclined to generously return the favor in the form of your Grand Marshal: < ✩ > Five-thousand minas. < ✩ > 5 original copy books. < ✩ > 1 original copy book with an apology letter, signed by a nation steward or greater. < ✩ > A detailed report of your city’s defenses. < ✩ > 5 artifacts. ~ Ri’Haskir High Aelkos of the Kharajyr ~ A. Miravaris Okarir’tir of the Sillumir ~ Storm Elibar’acal Tilruir’tir of the Sillumir ~ Nehtamo Seregon Tilruir’tir of the Sillumir
  5. The Folk Romanovich “Godani jest wielk” The village of Muscovy and its Ruskan population at it’s peak -Circa 1723 ____________________________________________________________ The story of the folk Romanovich is a nomadic tale, riddled with violence. It begins with a poor Ruskan couple, Sergei and Mila. Sergei was a hardworking farmer toiling away daily in the Curonian fields whilst Mila looked after their home. Sergei fought in the Curonian levies whenever the able bodied men were called upon, there was no feeling that could match the rush he felt during the heat of battle. A love he passed onto his children. In 1697, Mila gave birth to the couple’s first children, twin boys named Dragoslav and Milos. Mila gave birth to a third son, Konstantin in 1700, and their final son, Yugio, in 1704. Sergei took Dragoslav and Milos to work in the fields as soon as they were able, trying his best to instill a strong work ethic into his boys just as his father had done him. Sharing stories of battlefield memories fondly with his boys throughout their arduous days. In 1707, the city of Avalain was raided by a roaming group of bandits. They had plagued Curonia’s countryside for many months and the local captain decided it was time to put a stop to their reaving, calling upon any willing able bodied men to assist the local guards. Sergei dropped his hoe and traded it for his axe and shield in an instant, joining the party of warriors. Sergei fought valiantly and played a crucial role in defeating and finally driving the bandits from Curonian lands, but suffered a fatal wound towards the end of the skirmish. He passed soon after arrival at the clinic in Avalain, his wounds proving to grievous. The loss rattled Mila, slowly driving her to madness. Dragoslav and his twin brother Milos did all they could at their young age to care for their younger brothers and deteriorating mother. The loss of her love Sergei proved to be too much for Mila to handle, she took her own life late one evening in the year 1714. Leaving her children to fend for themselves. The Romanovich brothers packing their few belongings, preparing to leave behind their Curonian overlords and build a legacy of their own -Circa 1714 ____________________________________________________________ Seeing no reason to continue their fruitless, limiting service to Curonia and yearning for adventure, Dragoslav and Milos decided to pack what little they had left and lead their family in search of a home they could truly make their own. The four brothers and Dragoslav’s newly wedded wife, Nina, left Avalain early in the year 1714. Their travels brought them to every corner of the lands of Arcas, picking up other Ruskan men and women living under the reign of people foreign to themselves, amassing a considerable following. After many months of wandering, carousing, and raiding the brothers finally found a spot they thought suitable. They began building as soon as they arrived on an island in a small cluster of islands near Arcas’ Southern borders, they called this cluster ‘The Ruskan Isles.’ Muscovy was founded, the year was 1715. Progress on the brothers’ village was rapid, drawing in many other Ruskan and Raev people looking to live free lives. Dragoslav had twins of his own with his wife Nina in 1716, naming them Nikoslav and Viktoryia. Young Konstantin fell in love and married a girl named Genevieve in the same year. Circumstances constantly improving for Muscovy and her people, who looked to the Romanovich brothers for leadership and guidance, idolizing the young men. Growing tired of raiding and looting the poor settlements around them, the brothers gather all their warriors and founded a company, Komanyia Muscovia, in 1717 and offered their services to the highest bidder. Signing a contract with the Marnantine emperor, Joseph, the warriors of Muscovy left behind their wives and children to enter The War of Two Emperors. Muscovian Cavalrymen leading a Marnantine charge in a skirmish against Renatian forces outside the walls of Leuven -Circa 1718 ____________________________________________________________ The brothers and their comrades forged a valiant reputation for themselves and amassed as much wealth as they could during the war, staying with the Marnantine forces until the end in 1721. Returning to their home to celebrate their successes with their friends and family. The mundane nature of daily village life soon got to the warriors of the Kompanyia, suffering from an insatiable bloodlust after experiencing the pure rush of battle. They turned to raiding as a solution to this thirst, devastating most of the settlements surrounding their own and completely wiping out a breed of elf that called themselves ‘Sun Elves’ held up in a town known as Mir’asul. The Romanovich brothers and their comrades believed themselves invincible. Late one night in 1727, Dragoslav woke to the strong stench on entrails and a thick cloud of smoke outside his home. Joining the defense of their beloved village, the Romanovich brothers and their remaining comrades finally drove the band of refugees from settlements sacked by the Muscovians back. Alas, the damage had been done. Many had died, including the Romanovich brother Konstantin, and much of their village and fields had burned. The strong and hardheaded population of Rus and Raev stayed in their village for as long as they could, but nothing was ever the same. With heavy hearts they abandoned their homes in 1739 and followed the Romanovich brothers back to the one place they knew they would be able to recover, Curonia. The Rus and Raev followers of the Romanovich feasting and celebrating their ever strengthening circumstances around a cluster of their farmsteads -Circa 1742 ____________________________________________________________ Avalain was good to the Romanovich and their followers. Their wounds healed, their spirits lifted, and many soon forged prominent names for themselves with Curonia. Dragoslav was appointed First Minister of Curonia by her majesty, Ester I Devereux, which he quickly followed with the appointment of Yugio and Sergei, Konstantin’s young and competent son, to the Cyrillian Cabinet. The brothers took ownership of the Bear Cub Pub in Avalain with their business partner, Charles, and discovered a new talent, the production of Vodka. They drank, laughed, and led in Curonia for five fruitful years, but the desire for freedom never left their hearts. Suddenly, in 1744, the Romanovich and their followers from Muscovy left Curonia to begin the search for a new home. Coming across a fertile valley placed by Godan between a forest in the East of Arcas and the Orcish Plains, they claimed the swath of land as their own and began building their lives in their new home. Rominsk is founded, the year is 1745. Rominsk amidst the vast Muscovian March -Circa 1745
  6. Saint Julia’s saviours [!] A midwife cleaning a newborn child after birth while the mother watches. [!] Ever feared the threatening dangers of childbirth and how every woman is always at risk? Well, with this midwife program I wish to try and lower the risks and possibilities of death. For we need the women and the children to survive during the long process of birth. Even our Queen Maya is not safe from the risk, as her own life almost forfeited after birthing triplets! Thank Godan for such a blessing. A call for doctors! We call for all doctors and medics who know much of the birth and the biology of women to help during this program. Each doctor and medic will be paid 1000 minas for each woman they are able to graduate into a purple midwife. Duties of the doctors Write books on birth and the biology of women for the midwives to follow and learn from. Making sure all the midwives are updated on all the best and newest knowledge of science on births and the biology of women. Testing each pink midwife of their knowledge until they are deemed ready to take the exam to become a purple midwife. A call for midwives - Females only! If you apply to become a midwife you will be greatly respected in the country as you help in giving safe passage to our future children and for less of our women to die in childbirth. For you are deeply needed. For those of you who apply you will be given a pink medal to wear as a sign you are studying in the art of midwifery. You may place the medal wherever you like. If you are already experienced as a midwife one of our doctors will test you. And if you pass you will be given a purple medal to wear at all times so the people will know that you are a professional and legitimate midwife. You may place the medal wherever you like. As payment for helping the women give birth you will be given 500 per non-noble child, 1000 per noble child and 1500 per royal child that survives. Must however be given proof of said child and the family. If the mother or child should die you will however only be paid 100 minas. Duties as a purple midwife of St Julia’s saviours The purple midwives are always expected to try and bring at least one pink midwife during a birth to help and gain knowledge. You are always at duty when asked for the help and will always assume there are no others that can help with the task. You may not refuse to help someone give birth even if they are a harlot. Will be punished with balding and the removal of the purple medal. You must always wear your purple medal. If not worn you will not be paid and acknowledged as if you have quit your services and must reapply if you wish to continue working as one. Write books of your experience to share with your fellow midwives. To the Maer of Haense I am also looking for a proper place to have the education for these women. It will need space enough for an examination room, a classroom, a room with a few beds if some poor peasants needs to give birth in the house. And a waiting lounge for the pregnant women that are waiting for their examinations. I would appreciate if we could get a spot right next to the royal clinic or close by so we can both work together. Signed, Her Ladyship, Frida Emelie of house Gant.
  7. A unexpected fire turned a prospering district of newcomers and businessmen to ash and charred frames in a matter of days. No one knows what caused the fire, whether it be an uprising, the damnation between interracial love, or a misplaced match. The damage is clear to anyone that nothing survived the raging flames, but it is unknown to everyone the amount of lives that may have been lost. Some victims will never be like who they were before the great blaze had robbed them of their homes and many citizens look to the Lord Mayor to find a solution to their homelessness. But... Thanks to the brave citizens, the ISA, and the Church of the Canon to come together and save who those trapped by the enveloping flames. When asked the Lord Mayor said, “We did all that we could today... Tomorrow will be the true test of what we can do.”
  8. Vote Briarwood An Orenian Future Helena is an ever-expanding city with a booming population, but with such things come problems. Riots in the streets, infestation of the sewers, a lack of housing for all; these are just examples of some of the many problems that we face and will continue to face in these coming years, but together we can and will make it through this. As a Senator of Helena, I hope to achieve much for the city in ways such as the following. Cuts and the vassal tithe: Lowering Taxes for Helena proper while pushing for a vassal tax, those who may not afford their own land outside of the city should not be punished while wealthy landholders who provide little to the state itself are rewarded for their indolence. Welfare Measures: Poverty in Helena is an unacceptable reality that we face; the shining pearl of the Empire deserves better, thus I would make strides towards the elimination of unemployment and impoverished living by giving aid to the needy; the creation of welfare programs such as soup kitchens, as well as cooperating with companies such as Carrington Co, and the Waldenian Trading Company, etc, to see the creation of new job opportunities for citizens of the Empire. Imperial Cartographic Project: As of the current year there are no cartographic efforts underway to establish a uniform map of the Imperial territories and the governorates and fiefdoms therein. I will establish a cartographer’s commission to codify and produce maps of accurate and up-to-date bearing for use across the Empire. Land Reform: The Crownlands are polluted with too many fiefdoms that see chronic disuse. These lands could be put to better use were they to be seized by the state and redistributed to tenant farmers and freeholders willing to till the land and produce vital goods for the people of Oren while also creating more opportunities for work within the heart of the Empire.
  9. THE BROTHERHOOD OF SAINT KARL VE OROENIR SANT KARLEO His Majesty’s Arm of Strength “Should we falter our shield turns to ash, but we shall not falter.” BACKGROUND Founded in 1678 by King Sigmar I (r. 1670-1681), the Brotherhood of Saint Karl began with the merging of the levies of the great Houses of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska. Throughout its duration as the central military force of the Crown, the Brotherhood has been guided by its longstanding tradition of fostering unity, strength, and justice to those sworn to its ranks. Bound by oath and fraternity, the Brotherhood of Saint Karl stood among the preeminent human martial forces during some of humanity’s most trying times. Under the leadership of then Lord Marshal Rhys var Ruthern, the Brotherhood of Saint Karl was the primary bulwark against the Vaeyl Order: an undead army stationed at the far southern castle of Last Hope. Besides guarding the realms of men, elves, and dwarves, the Brotherhood functioned also as a domestic peacekeeping force. With its formation in times of great strife, the Brotherhood of Saint Karl has stood poised in answering the call of the challenges of its time. Founded under the patronage and namesake of Saint Karl Barbanov, the Brotherhood espouses the affinities of this saint: strength, courage, and for the intentions of soldiers. Saint Karl was an instrumental figure in the history of Haense, considered its founder who lived over two centuries ago. It is said that whilst in battle, Saint Karl was struck down and at the verge of death before seeking divine providence and being endowed strength to rise and lead his men to victory. At this act, he vowed to consecrate his life in the name of GOD and formed the foundation of Haeseni civilization as a testament to the blessings of the Seven Skies. In 1564, High Pontiff Theodosius I canonized Duke Karl Barbanov as the patron saint of strength. His name honored the first capital of the newly formed Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska in 1578, City of Saint Karlsburg. The Brotherhood of Saint Karl honors the tradition and legacy of Karl Barbanov by espousing the values of the saint into those who pledge to serve the kingdom. Those called to the Crown’s service reflect the stalwart values and cultures of the Highlander people, a sense of fraternity and unity for the defense of those who wish to do harm. An artist’s rendition of King Sigmar’s charge at the Battle of Three Hills, c. 1678 During the of the Battle of the Three Hills, marked by the terrain upon which the conflict ensued, King Sigmar I led his levy company composed of levies of the vassalage. As they advanced the stout keep that rested atop the ledge between the three hills, they were met with a barrage of archer fire, causing the formation to diverge. The king himself was separated from his main levy and forced to fallback behind the base of the southernmost hill. With the forces now split, King Sigmar was to make his choice: charge with his remaining force or recall his forces back. Echoing the hardships of battle and strength, King Sigmar called upon the patronage of his ancestor, Saint Karl, and entrusted his plight to the saint of strength. The army chaplain, Fr. Anselm Gerhard recalled that day when the king saw the countenance of Saint Karl upon the sides of the three hills, each bearing a sword with a crow resting upon the blade. He took that as a sign of courage and strength to maintain his position and against great odds, the Haeseni troops overwhelmed the fortified southern hill. Not long after, their advance of the second hill was met with heavy fire but by midday, the keep had been driven out by King Sigmar’s charge with the colors of Haense flying triumphant along the keep’s facade. During the procession back to Markev, the soldiers were met with great mirth at their victory. Upon the roof of the main gate, the crow that King Sigmar saw in the field of battle sat upon the crenellations of the wall and flew off as the king entered the city. When King Sigmar called his war council together at the Krepost Palace, he spoke of a charter to consecrate the levies under the patronage of the Saint who had given him a sign of victory at the battle. King Sigmar took his victory as a form of humility by GOD to devote Haense’s forces to Saint Karl. In close collaboration with the levies of the great houses of Haense such as Ruthern, Stafyr, Enthelor, Vanir, and Baruch, the foundation of the Brotherhood was formed as a central Haeseni force, branded to serve GOD, king, and kingdom. THE WAR WITH THE VAEYL ORDER (1681-1692) A drawing of soldiers of the Vaeyl Order, taken from Ser Geralt Rauen’s journal, c. 1650 Threats of the Vaeyl surrounded the southmarch since the early years of King Otto III (r. 1643-1655) but were largely dismissed as fictitious folktale. The first reported sighting occurred in 1650, when woodsmen in the Wickwood reported seeing a skeletal horseman observing their work. Thinking of this as nothing more than superstition and in order to quell the fears of the peasantry, King Otto III sent a small patrol to the South under Commandant Ser Geralt Rauen with orders to repel the “undead threat”. This group of men instead discovered the ruined fortress of Last Hope, one of the main strongholds of the Vaeyl Order, though this was unknown at the time. These men came under attack, and many were killed in the ensuing ambush. Upon the survivors’ return to Markev, they were given strict orders by King Otto III to report their brothers’ deaths as being caused by the cold of the bitter winter so as to avoid causing mass hysteria. As a result, the Kingdom’s focus shifted instead turned to the War of the Czena and the Vaeyl were largely forgotten about for many years. However, as alarming reports throughout the latter 1600s merited great concern for the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska, whose geography was primarily threatened by any breaches of the southern wall. The Brotherhood of Saint Karl was quickly tasked by the Crown to mobilize its ranks and prepare for the threats upon the Atlassian continent. The first engagement of the Brotherhood with the Vaeyl occurred in 1681, when an expeditionary force led by Lord Marshal Rhys trekked through the Yatl Wastelands in the far south. Roughly 500 brothers traversed toward the south after reports of the Vaeyl Order’s activity were made known to the court of King Sigmar. Upon their arrival, the Brotherhood was met with a powerful blizzard that claimed the lives of almost a third of their regiment. When the soldiers arrived, they established a fortification at Nekristadt, where they were joined with Imperial knights. The combined human garrison swiftly began defenses in anticipation of the Vaeyl Order’s impending advance. A lone Red Vaeyl soldier approached the gate of Nekristadt and offered peace in exchange for the human forces to surrender. However, the Brotherhood and the Imperial knights declined as they drew their swords and executed the emissary. Soon thereafter, Red Vaeyl soldiers began to scale the northern wall of Nekristadt. Haeseni archers attempted to keep them at bay as the battle consumed the entirety of the night. As day broke, the Red Vaeyl Order suddenly breached the main gate, ushering in hundreds of the enemy forces into the courtyard. The Brotherhood and the Imperial Knights were reinforced by a regiment of Imperial troops led by the Grand Marshal Ser Roland and were able to outflank and overrun the Vaeyl Order’s formation towards the lake. In the aftermath of the battle, the Brotherhood was tasked by the Imperial Grand Marshal to establish a permanent settlement and fortification to counter succeeding invasions from beyond the southern wall. In 1691, after successful campaigns against the Red Vaeyl Order, Commandant Rhys var Ruthern led the Brotherhood of Saint Karl in concluding the final stages of what amounted to a decade-long conflict. The Siege of Last Hope solidified the Brotherhood of Saint Karl as the preeminent bulwark against the threat that had loomed over the entire continent of Atlas for over half a century. As the Brotherhood trekked toward the south to advance into another excursion to repel the Vaeyl Order’s presence from Atlas, the Brotherhood had experienced great success. Before the battle, Ferdinand Karl offered a prayer on behalf of the men in which before donning their helmets, they saw a Crow perched atop a stone, a sign that the Kingdom of Haense would emerge victorious over the bases of the Vaeyl at Last Hope. TRADITIONS Since the Brotherhood of Saint Karl is devoted to the saint that bears its name, it is typical for the chaplain or an officer to be delegated the task to lead in prayer prior to battle. The Brotherhood is heavily rooted in the Church of the Canon, and as such, maintains staunch traditions of faith. Prayer is begun in New Marian, beginning with the phrase ‘Iv Joveo Maan ag Koeng’ before beginning the intentions. Soldiers typically light three candles surrounding a figurine of Saint Karl Barbanov to represent three petitions: strength, courage, and prudence. Followed by prayer, the Brotherhood marches together to the tomb of kings and offers a moment to honor the liege lords of the realm. The tradition concludes with a final petition to Exalted Siegmund to lead the devoted Highlandic warriors to victory with the insight and arm of the Seven Skies’ Exalted. OATH ‘To my left I see my fellow brothers, to the right I see the same. For all in the world, we fight for the peace of this land. Through God, he gave us stewardship of the realm. Through stewardship, we gained the knowledge of diligence and prudence. Through diligence, we may conquer all without fault. And if I should falter in my course, send me never to the skies above. If I should succeed, bestow unto me His blessings, forevermore. For, now I march into a valley through which there is no path. And the stones cascade behind me, to seal my retreat. Though in this valley, I find my Brothers; Now I am named Guardian of My Homeland. Should I falter, my shield shall turn to ash; But I shall not falter.’ ORGANIZATION The Brotherhood of Saint Karl hosts three different chapters, each home to men of different abilities and talents. These three chapters are: CHAPTER OF THE CROW: The main bulk of the Brotherhood, this chapter consists of the rank and file infantrymen of the order. Fighting on foot with sword and spear, these men stand as a bulwark against the enemies of the Haeseni people. CHAPTER OF THE DESTRIER: Consisting of the knights and nobility of the Kingdom, this chapter is filled with the finest horsemen the Haeseni motherland has to offer. These men carry on the legacy of the Carnatian hussars of the past, and strike fear into the hearts of their enemies. CHAPTER OF THE BLACK CROSS: The most elite warriors of the Kingdom, this chapter enlists the greatest Haeseni swordsmen alive to serve in special operations. They are also given the most honorable duty of protecting the King of Hanseti and Ruska. RANKS Lord Marshal | Hauchmarsal - This position merits the confidence of the Crown to lead the Brotherhood of Saint Karl by overseeing military affairs and advise His Majesty’s Government on the Aulic Council. He, as leader of the brotherhood, is the first brother of brothers and chief general to the King. If it is his will and the will of our gracious monarch, then the brotherhood will dole it forward. Commandant | Kommandant - This position is delegated the task to direct the soldiers and it is he who commands the men on the battlefield, to bring glory to his nation and defeat upon their wretched enemies. Woe to those who must face them upon the fields of toil and despair. Each Chapter of soldiers will have a Commandant, and each Commandant will have a number of Sergeants within their Chapter, each of whom are responsible for their own squad of soldiers. Sergeant | Serzhant - This position consists of the veterans of many battles and sieges, these men are the tried and tested of the Brotherhood. Sergeants command squads of five men each and are responsible for equipping and maintaining their squad. Their experience in matters of warfare make them exemplary soldiers for younger and newer Brothers to look up to and are deserving of all respect. Armiger | Brustya - This position is for the armsmen that have shown capable of handling little responsibility, and have been deemed ready for more by their squad’s Sergeant and the Commandant of the Chapter. These men will begin handling more responsibility within their squad or chapter and, if they prove their capability, may be promoted to Sergeant. Armsman | Oxtzen - This position is designated for the Footmen who have proven capable of holding their own on the field of battle and are more experienced than regular Footmen. These men are often given small responsibilities, such as training recruits or footmen, and leading patrols of the roads and lands surrounding the Kingdom. Footman | Nausangkruv - This position consists of the bulk of the brotherhood; men who have passed their initiate trials and have been deemed worthy by the Sergeant and Commandant of their Chapter of being accepted as a full brother of the Brotherhood. These men have taken the oath before the Tomb of Kings, and sworn their swords to the King and Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska. Initiate | Naumaan - This position is for the newest members of the Brotherhood, untested and unblooded. These men are not considered full brothers yet, and will have to undergo a series of tests and trials before they can be fully welcomed as a brother. APPLICATION The Brotherhood accepts all who have a desire to serve both King and Country, the one requirement being that they have seen a minimum of 16 winters. NAME: NOBILITY (Y/N): if not, GENTRY (Y/N): RACE: PAST EXPERIENCE :
  10. Lars Aliquam-Aprthe 1704-1748 [!] A note can be seen in front of a tomb in the crypt of the Aliquam family. "Lars was a member of my family, my first advisor, a warrior and a proud member of this community. He died as he lived, proudly defending his honour by washing the family name. For that, I will be eternally grateful to him. He worked for the creation of the County of Domus more than anyone, even more than me and unfortunately he only barely saw the opening. The potential he breathed into this place is the greatest gift he could ever give to us... It is my duty to make sure that it is not in vain. We have gathered for a final homage and a final word for a man who survived to fight in two wars, first the war against the Holy Orenian Empire & the Federation of Mokh-Urak and the current independence war between the Holy Orenian Empire & the Alliance of Independent State. He even built and designed the Aliquam domain by himself, he created the foundation of the law system here in Domus and as a council member, he led us toward the right way until his last breath. With his decease, the Cadet branch of the Aliquam family has ended. It is now our duty to ensure that we honour their traditions and their memory. We will make this place, Domus, the county we have always dreamed of.” "Some losses are hard to accept, others are inconceivable." - Eadon I of Domus "Luceo non uro / I shine, not burn" - Lars Aliquam-Aprthe
  11. THE IMPERIAL DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY As issued the 2nd of the First Seed, 1749 As dictated by the Secretary of the Treasury In efforts to further expand and refine the management of the city of Helena, the Office of the Treasury does proclaim that the Helena et Stewardry shall undergo a full reconstruction. The official mandate shall be acted on as follows: ALL current stewards must reapply for their position. New steward applications are hereby open, and those with the necessary will to serve under the office are encouraged to apply. Stewardry applications will be overseen by a panel of the Secretary of the Treasury , The City Mayor, and the City Clerk. Stewards shall be eligible for a FIFTY PERCENT discount on ALL shop and housing taxes. Stewards are permitted to collect FIVE PERCENT of all house and shop sales, as a personal salary. The Imperial Office of the Treasury hereby dictates all measures to be effective immediately. IN NOMINE DEI Secretary of the Imperial Treasury, Comptroller of Finance, Mayor of Helena, City Clerk of Helena,
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuFEzQzgcHU Reconstruction of the New Reza clinic, completed in 1748 [[Shaders used: BSL Shaders]] Having been named after the Patron Saint of passion and service, the remade clinic of New Reza shall move forth in its steps to uphold such symbols of the revered Saint of Cordoba. The former clinic had fallen into a state of stagnancy, which has left the usage of medicines and the need for physicians to be forgotten in the royal capital. The Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska is a strong-standing kingdom, with hardy warriors and bright-minded citizens; however, there has been a fault within our very own foundations; which was not taking our own lead in heading the education and nurturing of our people. It is time for the Hanseti people to step up and care for ourselves. The goals of Saint Michael’s Clinic is to educate and stand ready to tend to any ailed citizen that comes our way. With these goals in mind, the clinic will be creating essays and books on varying herbs, medical practices, and instructions on preparing minor remedies. Additionally, apprenticeships will be offered and private lessons shall be held to further educate and better develop aspiring physicians. [Note: There may be a limit to how many apprentices are taken in at a time, depending on the availability of experienced staff.] OOC Commentary: I would put this in a spoiler, but I hate the white background for spoilers. For around the four or so years that I have been on this server, I have always loved doing alchemy/herb/medic RP. I remember my friend Shannon and I working together to teach ourselves about the various herbs on the server, or trying to figure out how to make certain potions. I remember teaching myself medieval practices in treating injuries, or trying to figure out how certain plant-types were used traditionally in order to make medicines, and then incorporating that into my roleplay with the herbs on LotC. I’ve always had the most fun in doing that sort of roleplay, though I’ve realized some time ago that I had a flaw in my RP; a flaw that I’ve realized that many people have in their RP. That flaw is always having your character be able to save your patient, no matter the severity of their injury. Yes, a lot of that was allowed due to the powerful traits of the old potions from alchemy, though it is an issue that still exists. The flaw extends out to other forms of RP; not many people are interested in having their characters lose, and not many people are wanting their characters to experience conflict. But that is how stories are made - they are fueled by conflict. Star Wars would have never happened if the Sith didn’t cause issues; Lord of the Rings would have been dull of Sauron wasn’t wanting to enslave everyone. So, with this clinic, I want to try and encourage those RPing around it to allow their characters to struggle and to work with others in developing stories with each other, rather than trying to have the, “I win, you lose” scenario. Clinic Staff These staff members are approved and trusted by the Surgeon General to help uphold the ideals of the Saint Michael’s Clinic by serving the Hanseti people. Surgeon General Head figure of medicine and medical practices in the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska Chesna Kovachev [[IGN: UnBaed | Discord: UnBaed#3468]] Apprentices: No longer taking anymore on. - Ainsley Nansen [[IGN: DashingStar]] - Maya Valeriya [[IGN: Eryane]] - Franziska Klara (lessons will begin once child is older) [[IGN: yandoe]] Physician Medics of the clinic trusted by the Surgeon General to tend to whatever issues may be brought to them, capable of taking on apprentices. Nolan O’Hara [[IGN: TwistedFries | Discord: TwistedFries#1055]] Apprentices: Not taking on apprentices. Specialist A trusted member of the clinic whose primary focus of practice relies on one field, rather than all required to be deemed a full on physician. Ranks within specialists vary from Surgeon to Apothecary. Selrik Wick [[IGN: FlyingHalfMast | Discord: +[+-]#0373]] Surgeon Apprentices: – Rin Prunus Dulcis [[IGN: AmberCats]] Siegmund Wick [[IGN: SomebodyHelpMe | Discord: Gavyn#4574]] Apothecary Apprentices: None. Assistant A reliable helping hand around the clinic, trusted to deal with less threatening issues or aid anyone while a Physician or the Surgeon General isn’t present. Aedan Capulei [[IGN: Aidoro | Discord: Aidoro#0946]]
  13. Foundation of the new County of Domus [!] Standing in front of the Aliquam Domain, hanging on the wall a the right side of the gate, a commemorative bronze plaque can be seen relating tidbits of the history of Domus and the Aliquam family. In addition to the text, you can see some illustrations engraved on the metal. "Everything begins with a simple idea, at first this place was just a little piece of land with only one building standing, the Aliquam Mansion, nothing much really, just a quiet place far in the north far from conflicts inside a pin forest that would later become the woods of the Kingdom of Suffonia. The Aliquam family, followers and allies decided to settle here after the war against The Holy Orenian Empire and the Federation of Mokh-Urak, where they fought bravely to protect the Merentel family during the siege of the duchy of Vintas led at this time by Sergius Merentel... [!][You can see deeper grove on this name] the same one who disgusted those who had sworn to protect him by his disgrace." [!] An illustration of the war against The Holy Orenian Empire and the Federation of Mokh-Urak "Eadon Aliquam alias Eadon I of Domus, patriarch of the Alquam family was lieutenant of the black army of Vintas and a successful merchant of artifacts and precious gems, he used his wealth to finance the construction of the Aliquam Mansion and to create a trading agreement with the castle of Warwick nearby for land and protection. This agreement has evolved over time into a good relationship and then into a strong bond leading to the culmination where Eadon Aliquam made the oath to serve the Suffolk family and the kingdom to Suffonia in return, they ennobled him as the Count of Domus and gave him a bigger land to prosper in the year of 1746." [!] An illustration of the Eadon Aliquam "After some preparation and more construction, the official opening of the County of Domus took place in 1748, the year of creation of this commemorative plaque. The pillars of the Dommusian society are tolerance of race and religion, wealth, prosperity and Honour. [!][The last work would be underlined] As a matter of fact, the Domussians would rather die to cleanse their honour than live in shame, which is why they would hunt down any oathbreaker to the end of hell if they had to." [!] An illustration of the Aliquam domain [!] At the end you can see some sentences written differently as if they were engraved by another hand. “The Crown of Suffonia and the Dommusians trusted me to run this place, this is why I, Eadon I of Domus of the house Aliquam, vow to make this place the richest and most prosperous county this realm has ever seen, for the honour of my family and for all Domusians. Ave Domus!” “A man's worth is no greater than his word.” ~ Eadon I of Domus OOC We are officially opening the county to the world, with this new land extension we have a lot of ambitions for the future. That's why we are making a new look with a new discord and this post. I invite you to connect to our discord if you are interested there are a lot of jobs to be filled. Looking forward to RP with you soon ~ Eadon Note: You can join officially only by rping with me or one of the council member. https://discord.gg/aCuEjTW
  14. Royal Decree: The Rules of Campaigns Issued by King Andrik IV and Sigmar Baruch, Herzen of the Royal Duma It has come to the attention of the Crown and the Royal Herzen that kingdom elections have become more heinous and vulgar as the fatigue of war sets heavily upon our lands. It is with this in mind, rules and regulations will be put into effect on how to properly run a campaign for office. The changes will start with a 300 mina entry fee to begin your campaign, to be paid to the Royal Herzen. This set of rules is not optional nor up for debate, these are concrete guidelines that all candidates must follow. If a candidate breaks said rules, they will, pending investigation, be disqualified from running for the term and face serious fines. The rules are as follows: No attempt at bribery or the purchasing of votes is permitted. Candidates must treat their opponents in a respectful and cordial manner befitting of the electoral process. No signs are permitted to be used as advertisement due to their abuse in past elections. This is the only rule that will result in only a fine if the perpetrator is found to be guilty. The positions of Lord Marshal and of any other military officers are not permitted to be used in order to publicly endorse electoral candidates. The position of Royal Herzen is not permitted to be used to publicly endorse electoral candidates. Physical attacks or fights between candidates and their families will lead to both parties being disqualified and heavy fines being placed on the offenders. Slander, defamation, and libel are all crimes and pending investigation. They will be tried and punished as such, resulting in disqualification. Accusations of such will be held to a very high standard of proof before the courts. His Grace, Sigmar Joren Baruch, Duke of Valwyck, Count of Ayr, Baron of Voron, Laval, and Riveryrun, Lord of Jorenstadt, Royal Herzen of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska His Royal Majesty, King Andrew IV of Hanseti-Ruska, Grand Hetman of the Army, Prince of Bihar, Dules, Ulgaard, Lahy, Sorbesborg and Slesvik, Duke of Carnatia, Margrave of Rothswald, Count of Graiswald, Karikhov, Baranya, Kvasz, Kavat, Karovia, Kovachgrad, Torun, Turov, and Kaunas, Baron of Rhysburg, Venzia, Esenstadt, Krepost and Kralta, Lord of Alban, Reza, Markev, Lord of the Westfolk, Protector of the Highlanders, etcetera
  15. Ser Aedan Capulei with members of the Brotherhood, 7th of The Grand Harvest, 1748 My fellow citizens of Haense- I would like to preface this speech by thanking Kamila Julya Stafyr for her many years of dedication to the position, and the work she was able to accomplish in her tenure. I also wish the utmost of luck to my opponent, Siegmund Wick. Some of you may know of me, some of you may not. My name is Ser Aedan Capulei. I have been in Haense for many years now, and have seen many things. I recall a time where we were niet fighting Morsgrad and the AIS, but instead where our enemies were orcs. I recall a time when the carrion black ran dry, and riots erupted as a result. I recall a time when the city we held dear was razed, a time when helped Curon fight back the Voidal Tear plaguing their city, a time when our fighters fought back the Pagans in the fields, a time when we marched into battle to defeat Grief. But these events.. Are not just events. No, instead they are what make us Haensetians. A people who fight for Justice, a people who fight for what is right, and protect our lands and our culture. It has been my honor, each and every time, to fight alongside every good man and woman of Haense, whether in Orcish lands, whether in the smoke and chaos of the fire, whether we are fighting monsters from the void, or Pagans from foreign lands. I am proud to say that I have stood with Haense through good and bad or through thick and thin. These past few years have been grueling. We are close to reaching ten years of this conflict, with no signs of the war stopping soon. Men, women, children, none have been safe from the Pagans who scour the countryside. In these times, many of us have found ourselves spending most of our days within the city. As a result, we must continue working to improve and adapt our city to the threats this war provides, and ensure that as a people, we are self-sufficient, unified, and ready to fight. The question is, how do we accomplish this. What can we do now that we have not yet done, in order to better fight the Pagans and emerge victorious? We must unite together to fight once more, not in the fields, but instead fighting to improve the Kingdom we call home. If elected Maer, my main and unyielding drive will be towards flawless communication amongst our Kingdom, and the various forms of Government. Whether from the Duma chamber, the office of the Maer, the treasury, or the Palace itself, communication should be, must be, and will be absolute, to ensure we are working at the best of our capabilities. But enough of my babbling, none of that matters if my agenda does not match what I say! First and foremost, I seek a full renovation of the Clinic, as well as restocking of medicines, salves, supplies and kits for use in the Clinic. Too many times have I seen people of Haense injured and in need of a medic get improper care due to lack of many medically trained individuals, and a proper clinic to use. I seek to train the citizens of Haense in medicine, so that they may become Licensed in various forms, whether those being Field Medicine for the members of the Brotherhood, or trained nurses and surgeons prepared to help at home. As well as this, I hope to train a group of individuals in order to control any potential diseases that may break out, as well as stocking of an apothecary, so that we may be prepared to combat any diseases that arise. I hope to work closely with Doctor Mayan Avern in these efforts, so that Haense may become a leader of medicine in Arcas. I am proud to announce that I will be donating one thousand minas towards these efforts, so that supplies may be purchased, and this project can come to fruition. Secondly, I wish to make education a primary objective within the Kingdom. Wars are often waged in the fields, but also in the mind. By the hiring of teachers, as well as hosting of lessons for the populus of Haense, I seek to sharpen the minds of the citizens of Haense, so that we may all work together in order to improve our great kingdom. From historical classes, weapons training, cooking exercises or the aforementioned medical training, every citizen of Haense will have an equal opportunity at seeking a full and complete education. As a third point, a goal of mine is to boost the economic capability of Haense, through introducing a more competitive atmosphere within Haenseti commerce. Those who wish to become merchants within Haense will have expanded opportunities to do so, by reduced pricing on stalls, and monitoring of stalls currently in operation, with the help of our cities Stewards, and with the approval of the recently appointed Head Steward, Peter Bisk. Stalls must continue to remain stocked and selling items in order to make the best use of our markets, and encourage our vendors to put their best foot forward in their business. But Haense is not alone in the commercial market! Many of our allies have bolstering economies, and through working to secure trade contracts for business owners within Haense, we can improve the circulation of goods amongst the Empire, making a name for Haense in the trade market. Finally, I seek to diversify the events held in our dear city. Do niet get me wrong, I love myself a good dance, but we must host other events for our citizens to enjoy! I hope to establish more events that are fun and unique to Haense, so that we may continue to represent our fine culture and embrace our cultural identity as Haensemen. But to do this, we need space within the city. Due to this, I am seeking to work with the architects within Haense, as well as our stewards in order to make a space within our cities walls that we may host activities in, so that we do not risk being attacked by pagans during our festivities, and can enjoy them in safety. This will allow for a wide range of events, including scavenger hunts, feasts, tournaments and competitions, as well as providing the Brotherhood a spot to train within the cities walls. Either from camping trips with the Brotherhood, whale hunting on the cold shores of Ayr, cooking lessons courtesy of Chef Hogo Bojo, or plays within our theater, I hope to bring Haense culture into the forefront of Arcas, with events that are a must-see. Concluding my speech, I hope to improve the infrastructure of our dear nation, so that we may be the best form of Haense that we can be, and defeat the Pagans who threaten us. But to do that, I turn now to the citizens of Haense, to give me the chance to do everything I have promised in this speech, and to help me improve this Kingdom we call home. Thank you, Ave Andrik, and Ave Haense! Signed, Ser Aedan Capulei
  16. "THE KNIGHT FALLS" 7th of Harren's Folly, 1747 It was late in the night when Ser Brand was awoken, awoken as a result of the illness that had plagued his life and affected his mobility from the day he had decided to move into the barracks, yet he nevertheless persisted. The man arose from his bed with great trouble as the illness had rendered his hands and legs shaking, his vision blurred and his head felt as if he had been hit with a shield from all sides. However, as if it were a miracle he was able to find the strength to grab his sword and belt and make his way to the kitchen - only to be stopped as he heard three silent knocks on the door. Upon opening the door he was met by a rather strange fellow of short stature, pointy ears and red eyes. His actual face appeared hidden from withunder the black mask he wore. The man pushed Ser Brand aside, inviting himself. "Ah yes, I must run a darned tavern in here." He muttered underneath his breath as the man passed him. "You wish for an audience, is it not?" He inquired of the mysterious man that had allowed himself entry as he was met with nothing but silence in return. "Fine then, follow me.. I need fresh air." The by now limp knight made his way to the walls alongside the mysterious man. "T-tell me, w-what do you seek of me?" He inquired once more, the 'illness' had given him a weakish stutter - his question was only met with further silence. "W-well?" He turned around to look at the masked man once more, though suddenly halting in his tracks, his eyes widening as he felt a sharp pain in his chest - looking down onto the blade that was plunged into his chest by his to-be assassin. "Why did you abandon your previous ways?" The assassin inquired of the knight as he threw the wounded and poisoned man to the ground, giving him time to respond. "Y-you wouldn't understand.." "How about you take a nice dive off of this ugly wall?" "As would be appropriate for a man descended from a house of bastards.." The assassin lifted him up by his throat. "T-the walls?" The knight's eyes widened as if he had a momentary breakthrough, remembering his last conversation with Allim Barbu. "Would I die if I jumped from these walls?" Allim had asked him during a previous meeting to which Brand had responded: "Yes, I think so.." "A-allim?" He asked out of desperation to know who this assassin was before he would meet his end, never to receive his answer in life as he was thrown from the walls to his early demise. With his passing came uncertainty for House Denhardt – all of his other relatives were considered either deceased or missing at present. As for Brand - of his fate was more than just certainty as his broken body laid at rest not far removed from the Curonian gates as he had died at the ripe old age of 21. OOC: Quick thanks to everyone who contributed to the story of this character, even if short. Merry Christmas and don't get thrown off of buildings this Christmas. Will likely be changing some things when I have time and stuff is likely missing or p wrong placed but :shrug: I just wanted to get this over with.
  17. SophiaTsu

    To Be Wed

    A cold winter evening, a knock at the door, and Alli was stumbling downstairs. “Coming!” She called, glancing at her pale new parrot Fiona before opening the front door. To much of her surprise (and impatience), none other than Marshal Ser Stefan the Shark Onfroi was waiting behind the spruce door. He was looking posh, as usual, though his face was unveiled. It was the first time she ever really got to study him. She didn’t know he had such sky blue eyes. “Hullo,” she greeted, tapping her foot, hand still on the door. “Can I help ye?” “Just a mandatory check-” his sentence was cut off when his eyes met hers. It was almost as though he was at a loss for words. “Can I come in, actually?” A sly smile was playing on his lips. Alli looked at him curiously. “Yus, sure. Come in.” Ser Stefan walked inside, eyes scouring the room. “Lovely place you have here.” He noticed the bird perched on the dining chair. “Nice bird.” Alli nodded, but otherwise ignored his small talk -after all, it had been two years and she still did not have a single clue who this strange hero was. Or what he wanted. “Can I help ye?” The sly smile grew wider. “Actually yes, you can.” Then, suddenly, his hand was behind her back, drawing her in for a long kiss. Alli didn’t know whether she should move or not, but the blood in her veins rushed to her head and her cheeks were hot. She remained still until he pulled away, brushing the hair from her face to behind her ear. “You are such a beautiful woman.” Alli couldn’t help but scoff. “If dirt is beautiful, then aye.” She looked to the floor, false grin masking her unhappiness. “I was a farmer, too, you know,” he lifted her face by his finger. “And I know beauty when i see it.” Then once again, Alli’s lips were met with his. He was warm, so warm. And so familiar. Afterwards, they tightly held each other in an overdue hug. Alli felt tears brimming her eyes. “Ye even smell like him...how’s that possible...” She didn’t have to say his name for Ser Stefan to understand. He pulled her even closer, which she didn’t think was possible. Later that evening, Ser Stefan popped the question of whether Alli would give him her hand in marriage, officially becoming one of the noble Onfroi’s. It was announced to the rest of Darrowmere in the courtyard and the date has yet to be set.
  18. THE IMPERIAL DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY As issued the 5th of Harren’s Folly, 1747 As dictated by the Secretary of the Treasury The Imperial Government of the Holy Orenian Empire is declared to be shut down, until a resolution can be made amongst the Senators to pass a budget. The Budget of 1747, when discussed by the senators, was tied by those elected to vote upon such. A tie-breaker was set to occur, with the Vice Chancellor Joachim Boussy Haas being the one called to break the even voting. His vote was in favor of opposing the budget. Thus, the budget was tabled with his tie-breaking decision. However, the war department’s budget of 6,000 mina passed regardless of the tie-breaker, through the process of another vote within the Imperial Senate. The debate of such a budget was because of the original disputation regarding the transparency of the destination of finances. The Treasury was not in favor of re-submitting the previous budget as well, due to the disagreements surrounding its appropriations– as it did not state its time of expiration, and it was to be assumed of its expiring within the year of it being in place. Therefore, with the previous budget –in the eyes of the treasury– having expired last year and not another passing, all departments excluding the military, are to be shut down at once. It is of the utmost expectation that the war department stays open, as the Senate voted on allowing the appropriations to flow. IN NOMINE DEI Secretary of the Treasury, Imperial Senator from the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska, President pro tempore of the Imperial Senate,
  19. The Bear’s Decree of 1747 15th Tobias’s Bounty, 1747 It has come to the attention of His Royal Highness, Wilhelm II Edward Devereux that several pretenders have risen up within the lands of the Empire who falsely claim to be of the same lineage and pedigree of the House Devereux. In order to preserve the integrity of the Royal family and ensure these inferior deceivers are caught in their petty acts of fraudulence, His Royal Highness as patriarch of the House Devereux does hereby set forth the following decree: On the matter of the children sired by Wilhelm I Alfred Devereux and Evelyn Devereux nee Falkenrath, we do proclaim that all children, with the exemption of His Highness, Prince Edward II Devereux to be deceased. On the matter of children sired by Jarrack I Devereux and Katheryna Devereux nee Barbanov, we do proclaim that the only children ever to be sired by His Royal Majesty, King Jarrack are the Princess Ester Rose Devereux and King Alfred II Edgar Devereux, both of whom produced no legitimate children with the name of Devereux before their deaths. On the matter of the children sired by His Highness, Ecbert Devereux and Natalia Remiel Devereux nee Halcourt, we do proclaim that only children ever to be sired by His Royal Highness, Prince Ecbert to be King Pierce I Devereux and Princess Sarah Devereux, both of whom are sanctioned as deceased. On the matter of Her Highness, Sarah Devereux we do proclaim that no legitimate children bearing the last name of Devereux were conceived before her death. On the matter of children sired by Her Highness, Anabel Lisette Devereux and Romulus Cascadia, we do proclaim that no offspring born from their marriage hold legitimate claim to the name of Devereux. We do decree that Godfrey II and his descendants, John VII and his descendants, and Lorena Empress Consort and her descendants shall never hold rights or claims to the crown, throne, titles, and lands of Curonia. On the matter of Marianne Devereux, we do proclaim that that no legitimate children bearing the last name of Devereux were conceived before her death. On the matter of Everett Devereux, we do proclaim that no legitimate children bearing the last name of Devereux were conceived before his death. In this we do decree, His Royal Highness, Wilhelm II Edward Devereux, Governor-General of Curonia, Prince of Curonia and Evreux, Duke of Curon and Umbra, Count of Albion, Arbor, Avalain, Blackreach, & Cyrilsburg, Baron of Alsace, Arisan, Frosthold, Rivia, & Vasile, Lord of Bear Mountain & Blackden
  20. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CHURCH OF HELENA To the Officials of the Church of Helena, We the Council of Warwick of the Kingdom of Suffonia do hitherby denounce the “QUARTUS BULLA AUREA SANCTUS HELENAM; The Fourth Golden Bull of Helena” issued by the head officer of the Church of Helena and further denounce and disregard any administrative claim of the Church of Helena over the lands and estates of the Kingdom of Suffonia, including but not limited to the so called inclusion of the Suffonian lands in to the diocese of Curonia for the duration of the tenure of the said Head of the Church of Helena continues. Signed and Executed Unanimously by the Council of Warwick HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, Prince John Nicholas of the House of Suffolk,Chamberlain of Suffonia and Second Lord of the Royal Exchequer HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, Prince James Percival of the House of Suffolk,High Treasurer of Suffonia and First Lord of the Royal Exchequer HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, Prince Edmund Ralph of the House of Suffolk, Justiciar and Constable of Suffonia. HIS GRACE, Alexander of the House of Merentel, Duke of Westmark, Count of Alannor and Baron of Hallowfell HIS LORDSHIP, Eadon of the House of Aliquam, Count of Domus HIS LORDSHIP, Valentín of the House of Castelo, Viscount of Halburg, Lord Speaker of the Council of Warwick, Grand Knight of the Order of King Edward HIS LORDSHIP, Maxim of the House of Petrovya, Baron of Granatovya HIS LORDSHIP, Saerus Joseph of the House of Gladridge, Baron of Glading
  21. A Resignation *A letter is sent to all Officers and members of the ISA and the Privy Council and pinned outside the ISA Bastille in Helena* 7th of Godfrey’s Triumph, 1747, To my esteemed colleagues and comrades, For nearly 30 years I have served as the Secretary of War. In my time, we have seen great upheaval in the world order. Yet, we have stood fast. The current war is fated to end and with it, Oren will remain. Because of this, I believe I have succeeded in my role. I know not all of us have always agreed on the best approach to solve our issues, but it is within our belief in a strong and unified humanity that brought us triumph. In all my years of combat, from the defeat of Lorraine, to the valiant defense of Haense, I know that in the end, men will stand up for what is right. We must instill within our great Empire the ideals which we hold so dear. We must not let ourselves be led astray by personal ambition or internal strife. It is then that I issue my formal resignation and request for discharge. I retire now to my home in Harlingen with my fellow veterans, though I am not gone. I will rise to the occasion as I have before to protect my home so long as it should need me. I thank each of you for the time we have served together and I look forward to hearing of the great accomplishments of this Empire in our future. Nothing above the Empire Leonard II de Ruyter, Count of Harlingen, Knight of St. Edmund’s Cross and Former Secretary of War
  22. The Curonian Heritage Act of 1747 4th of Owyns's Light 1747 His Royal Highness, Wilhelm II Edward Devereux, Governor-General of Curonia does hereby see fit to bring forth within the Kingdom of Curonia a new system of governance at both a local and national degree. His Highness, the Governor-General recognizes the attempts of his predecessor, Her Royal Highness, Princess Ester Rose Devereux to bring forth a breath of new life into the nation by reforming the nation’s government into a system in which relies heavily upon Imperial design and influence. However, this previous system has long been poorly implemented and the quarry of countless accounts of ridicule and contempt by many within our proud nation for its stench of foreign animus. Therefore, in order to bring back true order to his Kingdom, and honor the ancestors of the Bear’s Domain, His Highness, Wilhelm II Edward Devereux does hereby abolish all forms of the previous systems of government within the Kingdom of Curonia. In his desire to see The Kingdom of Curonia once more brought back into a state in which truly represents not only itself in name but also its culture, history, and people His Highness does hereby establish two new systems of government within the Kingdom. The first form of government shall be the lower of the two, and take shape in the form of democratically elected legislative system of representatives in which vote upon various issues regarding the capital city of Avalain. The second and the higher of the two systems, shall be the Cyrillian Council. By re-establishing this historic system of hand select members to serve on His Highness’s privy he does, therefore, ensure his nation, his people, and crown are guided by those who are capable of the duties bestowed upon them. By royal decree, the following positions are hereby established and granted to those individuals who have served the crown dutifully and without fail. Chancellor The role of Chancellor is that of utmost respect and importance in the Kingdom. Often standing in for the Governor-General in meetings, receiving foreign diplomats when His Highness is otherwise occupied, and speaking with the Crown’s authority on all matters of importance. The position of Chancellor is hereby granted to Her Royal Majesty, Julia Devereux, Queen Dowager of Curonia. Colonel of the Royal Army Leader of the armed forces, the Colonel of the Royal Army is the supreme authority in all matters militaristic. They are charged with maintaining a standing military at all times for the Kingdom and protecting its lands and capital from foreign threats. The position of Colonel is hereby granted to Lord Rickard Enthelor, Baron of Nohr. Royal Treasurer The Royal Treasurer is the master of coin and trade within the Kingdom of Curonia. They are tasked with maintaining, ensuring, and protecting the economic stability and welfare of the realm. All forms of domestic and foreign trade, taxes, tariffs, royal loans & bonds, national interest rates, and so on are all formulated, implemented, and carried out by the Royal Treasurer. The position of Royal Treasurer is hereby granted to Dame Klaudia Grimoire. Chamberlain The Chamberlain is the keeper of the Royal Court. They are tasked with arranging and hosting balls, festivals, court sessions, and other stately functions pertaining to palatial administration. All members of the royal court are subject to the Chamberlain’s supervision. The position of Chamberlain is still open. High Justiciar The High Justiciar of the Kingdom of Curonia is the senior-most judicial figure of the nation. They are the foremost legal representative on matters pertaining to Royal interests, and affairs involving the Crown. The position of High Justiciar is hereby granted to Lord Tobias Merentel, Duke of Eastmark. Seneschal The Seneschal of Curonia is in charge of all forms of housing distribution, city upkeep, city projects, and shop distribution within the City of Avalain. It is through them that the housing needs of the Kingdom are monitored and fulfilled. The position of Seneschal is hereby granted to Matthias Rutledge. Consul The consul of Curonia is one of the Kingdom’s leading dignitaries for foreign diplomatic communications. The tasks that befall them are subject to the monarch’s will and desire, however, most duties include traveling to both friendly and hostile nations for either delivering messages from the Kingdom and its peerage to another or to better relations between Curonia and foreign powers. The position of Consul is hereby granted to Ser John D’Arkent. The Latgalia The Avalain Municipal Government, otherwise known as the Latgalia, is the governing body of democratically elected legislators that propose and draft bills for the city of Avalain and the surrounding lands. Each session of the Latgalia lasts two years. ELECTIONS & STRUCTURE The Alcalde serves a term of four years, and is elected by popular vote of the citizens of Avalain. It is their duty to ensure the Municipal Government is well administered, and the city is secure, well kept, and to report and advise on behalf of the citizenry to the Royal Crown. The Alcalde is also the President of the Assembly, and can call the Latgalia to meeting whenever they please. The Municipal Government is comprised of four Councillors, each of which is elected by popular vote of the citizens of Avalain. Any citizen of Avalain may run for office, and the four with the most votes are assigned the office. Citizenship is defined as having more than three years residence in Curon and to hold no offices or titles in any country, be it foreign or in other parts of the Empire. Members of the Cyrillian Cabinet may not run for any office. ALCALDE: Vacant COUNCILLOR: Vacant COUNCILLOR: Vacant COUNCILLOR: Vacant COUNCILLOR: Vacant BILLS The Municipal Government has the jurisdiction to draft and propose laws with regard to the City of Avalain, exempting those with regard to taxation. A bill passes with a simple majority of the Municipal Council. The Assembly’s bills only take effect once the Curonian Crown provides assent for that bill. In this way, we prevent anti-Curonian ideals from presenting themselves within its legislative body. In this we do decree, His Royal Highness, Wilhelm II Edward Devereux, Governor-General of Curonia, Prince of Curonia & Evreux, Duke of Curon & Umbra, Count of Albion, Arbor, Avalain, Blackreach, & Cyrilsburg, Baron of Alsace, Arisan, Frosthold, Rivia, & Vasile, Lord of Bear Mountain & Blackden
  23. A MISSIVE TO HAELUN’OR 12th of Horen’s Calling, the Year of Our LORD, 1747. Deck the walls with elves - we’re mingy, fa la la la la la la la! ‘Tis the season to be cringy, Fa la la la la la la la! Don we now our striped apparel, Fa la la la la la la la! Purge the high race which is sterile, Fa la la la la la la la! See the blazing blade before us, Fa la la la la la la la! Strike the Helf before they bore us, Fa la la la la la la la! Follow me in pious measure, Fa la la la la la la la! Seeing their ears gives us displeasure, Fa la la la la la la la! Can’t fend off the Orenian masses, Fa la la la la la la la! Hail Owyn, helf lads and lasses, Fa la la la la la la la! Helven bodies burn in the nether! Fa la la la la la la la! Our helmets have two big feathers, Fa la la la la la la la! TO THE WORLD UNDOERS OF HAELUN’OR, Imperial Diplomacy has failed, thus Kaedreni Diplomacy shall prevail. Every available opportunity which the Department of Intelligence receives to accost your tiny, isolated city, the Department of Intelligence shall take. If the gates are shut, we shall secure the roads. Should the roads be polluted, we shall purify them. This is the cost of insulting our divine Emperor and attempting to undo the world. It is not humanity’s fault that it will always be a great deal purer than your own meddling sub-race. A sub-race in such disrepair and of little esteem that I might consider those of Snow-Elven blood to represent it better than yourselves. You will never become one with God as Godfrey had. Accept it! Sincerely Yours, The Department of Intelligence
  24. i personally want 1.13 and for the devs to focus enhancing 1.13 rather than update to 1.14 with a bad chunkloading, the new blocks are cool but it doesnt replace the chunk loading, we cant move from point a to point b it takes literally too much time for travelling, maybe we can go back to 1.13 with an older save if world corruption is a concern but we cant stay in 1.14 its ruining the traveling of the map
  25. The Royal Duma And The Common Man The Memoirs of the Lord Speaker, Sigmar Joren Baruch (1745) His Majesty’s Royal Duma and its longstanding history has seen many different forms before taking the present of a legislative body in 1707. Throughout its history, it has been seen as the nobility’s chance to govern over the demesne of the Koeng. It is their right, niet, their duty to take part in the governance of the Kingdom granted to them by Koeng Andrik III in his edict,“The Laws, Rights, and Decrees of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska”. For decades now, in this new form, the nobility has sat in the seats of Lords as well as Aldermen, the common man has been passed by and overlooked. The very people the Royal Duma are supposed to govern, protect, and pass laws in favor of have been forgotten. It is now that I write my thoughts on the matter. Why has it gone this way? How do we change it? The common folk of Haense have been left unrepresented in the Royal Duma. The nobility has taken the seats reserved for the people and used it for their own gain, ignoring the needs and wants of the peasantry of the kingdom. Why is this?Why does the common man take no part in their government? My theory is this; because of the lack of knowledge on the Duma by the peasantry and working class they see no reason to involve themselves in the petty squabbles of Haeseni nobility. We, as government officials and civil servants of Haense, have failed our citizens and constituents by not educating them on what the Royal Duma truly is, and how it affects each of them on a personal level. Therefore, let me explain the Duma in its simplest form; a legislative body composed of nobility, gentry, and peasantry alike in which they aide in the governance of His Majesty’s Demesne. The Duma was created to ease the burden of leadership on his Majesty whilst giving a voice to the people that this Sovereign government rules over. It is not just solely the job of the nobility, nor the gentry, it is the job of all haensemen to take part in their government. The Duma is a tool for the people to voice their concerns, to pass meaningful legislation, and to protect the rights of all highlanders. It is ,however, not to be taken advantage of. Some will try weaponize this body, this is a breaking of the contract made by the king to his servants, and will result in the immediate destruction of the power that was invested in us. You may ask, how can the common people of Haense get more involved? They can take part in elections, run for offices such as Maer and Alderman and taking them back from the nobility, and voice their concerns by taking a more active role in their community. For centuries, highlanders have been united under the sovereign crown of Hanseti-Ruska, and in recent years they have had a fair chance in voicing their concerns and wants for the future. I urge all of you, no matter your social status, to take advantage of the sacred and respected body and use it as a tool for the betterment of our great kingdom. His Excellency, Sigmar Baruch, Count of Ayr, Baron of Laval, Riveryn, and Voron, Lord Speaker and Herzen of the Royal Duma of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska
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