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  1. ✠ Orden de Francisco ✠ The Franciscian Order Issued by the Viceroyal Crown 8th of Owyn's Wake, 80 D.R. Prelude [!] The Franciscian Order rallies to defend the Canon faith. The question of a nation’s survival and the defense of its homeland must be answered by its ability to protect itself. That ability is resonant in its people. Countless tales enumerate the brave Hyspians of yore who have laid down their lives in defense of their culture. The Fransician Order is a product of that historical passion for the Hyspian cause. That passion shall be honed and refined to preserve and protect the Hyspian Crown, her people, and the Canon Faith. After many years of reliance on the Crown of Haenseti-Ruska for the protection of her people, it has now become imperative for Hyspia to take up her own arms once again. Therefore, it is by decree of the Viceroyal Crown to introduce a reformation and reorganization of the armed forces into an unyielding structure; to be used as a model for the rest of Hyspia’s continued existence. Duties of the Order [!] A Franciscian knight being sent on a quest. The order relies on three tenets of faith and loyalty to demonstrate exemplary comradery amongst its members. All members must abide by the three core tenets. “Love thy Faith and thy Nation. An insult to a Hyspian is an insult to all. Follow thy Oath and never stray afar.” The duties of a soldier of the Crown are numerous. The main duties affirmed are to protect the people, bring honor to the Crown, and to achieve personal glory on and off the battlefield. Soldiers are expected to act in a manner that reflects the Order’s moral code, whilst never violating the basic moralities that a soldier may hold. Every man and woman that serves in the military is expected to keep a strong ethical code and follow orders only when they are morally sound. With martial prestige as a soldier comes martial responsibility. The regiment requires its soldiers to participate in intense training to ensure only the most disciplined and skilled are representing the nation. Every soldier is trained to follow orders in combat and any violation of this could result in loss of pay, or even loss of rank depending on the severity of the situation. Actions such as supporting an enemy of Hyspia, or an enemy of Canonism as a whole will result in an immediate court martial, loss of pay and rank, possible blacklist from the Regiment, or even execution if found guilty. Oaths and Traditions To be oathed is a centuries old tradition in which each member is tested upon their personal becoming. To truly be an asset and of sound prestige within the Order, each recruited member must face a fully grown bull in the ring. In the event however that they have proven themselves through heroism or displayed their steadfast loyalty in the protection of Hyspia, they may be exempted. Once an initiated soldado has taken on the bull they are then moved on to the duel. Only the upper ranks of the Order may conduct the oath. With this in mind the initiate in testing will be expected to duel an upper ranking member of the Order. To win or lose is less valuable than the true purpose of this test: to see where the skill sets of the recruit lies. A true testing and show of strength however may lead to a quicker promotion. It is at the will of the Viceroy or the Colonel to decide such. The Oath “I, _____, do solemny swear to uphold the honor, integrity, and stability of the Hyspian Crown. I shall uphold the Laws of Hyspia, uphold the three main tenets, perform my duties to the best of my ability, and I shall protect the Viceroyal Family and all Citizens of Hyspia.” Divisions and Squadrons División de St. Peter The División de St. Peter is the largest of the three divisions, serving as the general infantry force of the Order. This division is where all new members of the Order first join where they may remain, or transfer to another division. Escuadrón de St. Foltest The Escuadrón de St. Foltest are the siege engineers of the Order, tasked with ensuring the safety of the city from sieges, along with being experts in siege weapons. Escuadrón de St. Amyas Escuadrón de St. Amyas serve as the medics and alchemists of the Order. They are the foremost medical experts and physicians taxed with healing the wounded, sick and dying members of the order. Their responsibilities can also extend to the Hyspian citizens. División de St. Tylos The División de St. Tylos acts as the cavalry of the Order. Be it hard hitting cavalry charges, hit and run tactics, to quick and speedy scouts or messengers. The División de St. Tylos are skilled in it. Escuadron de St. Tara Escuadron de St. Tara is filled with swift riders and keen scouts. Tasked with locating threats to the realm and being the first into battle. The Escuadron de St. Tara acts as the first line of defense of Hyspia. Escuadron de St. Edmond Composed of formal knights of the order and their squires. The Escuadron de Saint Edmond is regarded as the most prestigious and elite cohort of the squads. They are considered the heavy cavalry unit of the Hyspian military. The Escuadron de St. Edmond is also granted the prestigious responsibility to personally protect the Viceroy and the Viceroyal household. División de St. Adrian The División de St. Adrian serves as the logistical side of the Hyspian military. Ensuring that every soldier has a blade in their hand, and plate on their chest. Their duties are important to the success of the entire Order. Escuadron de St. Robert Serving as the record keepers of the Order. The Escuadron de St. Robert ensures that all ledgers from supplies to manpower are up to date and correct. Escuadron de St. Johannes The Escuadron de St. Johannes travels the lands far and wide to ensure that the needs of the Order are upkept. From basic materials such as coal and iron, to rare herbs and ores for special weapons, the Escuadron de St. Johannes helps ensure the Order has what it needs. Ranks Gran Maestre The honorary title belongs to the Viceroy of Hyspia. Traditionally serving as the head of order and commander-in-chief of its members. The Viceroy is considered the ultimate knight of the kingdom. Only the Viceroy has the sole authority to knight promising escuderos into the order. All military decisions fall to the Viceroy. Along with this title comes the title of Ser and Knight. Caballero Comendador The honorary name for the Colonel. The Caballero Comendador is the highest authority in the practical chain of command, second in official rank to only the Gran Maestre. The main responsibility of the Caballero Comendador is to lead and oversee the Franciscan Order and its armed regiment on behalf of the Viceroy. Along with this rank comes the title of Ser and Knight. Caballero Capitán Selected by the Gran Maestre and Caballero Comendador, a Caballero Capitán is tasked with leading a division of the Order, and ensuring their division is skilled in their assigned speciality and overall competency at combat. Along with this rank comes the title of Ser and Knight. Sargento The Sargento acts as the second in command of a squadron. Assisting their Capitán in the running of the squadron. In the Escuadron de St. Edmond they are known as Caballero Sargento. Cabo A Cabo serves as an officer of their respective squadron, performing general command duties, such as leading patrols and groups into battle. In the Escuadron de St. Edmond they are known as Caballero Cabo. Gaucho The Gaucho is a fully fledged member of a squadron and. Tasked with performing the duties of their squadron. In the Escuadron de St. Edmond they are known as Caballero. Soldado The Soldado is a new and fresh member to a escuadron. Tasked with learning from superiors and following commands, they are trained and guided to eventually serve as fully fledged members of their squad, as a Gaucho. In the Escuadron de St. Edmond they are known as Escudero Milicia The Milicia is where anyone hoping to join the Order, or merely support the Order in times of need begins. Learning the basics of the military and assisting whenever they are needed. Once they are deemed fit to be a part of the Order they will be promoted to Soldado. Trials of Chivalry To become a credible knight in the Order, one must embark on a set of trials that will shape and carve them into the most perfect, trustable, form of intelligent-warrior-philosopher. These trials are meant to test every aspect and facet of the knight in question, but the Order is also under the belief that every knight should have a choice in what they see most important to their upbringings - decision making is a key trait in such a figure after all. That is why the trials will be based off of a points system with only one required trial that everyone has to complete. The text below categorizes Trials as well as puts a value to their worth; each trial may only be completed once, and each squire has to complete at least 1 trial from each category before doing a second one from another. In order to qualify for the final trial, one must accumulate 10 points worth of trials. Of course if a squire thinks of another adequate form of trial that will gain them points, that is fine. It first must be passed by their knight as a trial worthy of praise and showing off their trained attributes. Trials of Piety A knight must show devoutness to the church of cannonism, and a healthy one too. Above everything is the crown and nation of Hyspia - religion takes a close second. Don’t be mistaken though. A knight without spirituality is no knight at all. Trial types Fell an unholy creature in the name of Hyspia’s church and provide proof of kill (2pts) Embark on a holy pilgrimage in which they gain blessings of all the cannonist nations - bring proof of blessings back to the crown. (3pts) Provide a substantial donation to the church and get a document that proves their pilgrimage. Trials of Diplomacy Any knight of the order must be skilled in communications with Hyspia, and other allied - sometimes not allied - nations. This trial will depend upon multiple factors since it really depends on what the other nations need during that moment. This trial will likely count for 2 points required for the final trial. Trial types Attend a diplomatic meeting between the crown and another nation as an ambassador - contribute to whatever this might be in a meaningful way. (1pt) Fulfill the needs of another nation after seeking out a person in power and obtaining a quest and bring back a note from said nation’s leader/person in power that proves their aide. (2pts) Fulfill the needs of another nation based on a task given by the crown and bring back a note from said nation’s leader/person in power that proves their aide. (1pt) Attend a diplomatic meeting between the crown and another nation as an ambassador - contribute to whatever this might be in a meaningful way. (1pt) Trials of Honorable Combat As a knight, not only should they be filled with a vast wealth of knowledge - having an in-depth knowing of the Hyspian Culture and some of the other nations surrounding it - gaining a unique philosophy that is aligned with Hyspia’s most prosperous future - showing care for their spiritual health, which means having a healthy relationship with Canonism. It is any squire’s duty to prove their body and combative prowess is up to par with the rest of their attributes. It should come easy to them; very easy. By this point of their training, if their knight and military experience has done all it was meant to, they should be more than capable of fighting honorably and righteously for the crown. Trial Types Gain Heroic merit from the crown itself for an experience of combat directly from the field (3pts) Fell an enemy of the state through a duel (2pts) Fell a creature that is a threat to descendants [this and the unholy creature felling trial do not go together. They must be done separately](2pts) Trials of Culture Hyspia above all else is a knight’s most sacred and devout duty. In order to truly become capable of serving this nation, one first must prove their knowledge of its vast history. Trial Types Undergo a testing from their assigned knight on the Hyspian culture (2pts) Host a cultural event for the nation of Hyspia to enjoy. The event must tie into Hyspian history (3pts) Trial of Fealty (The last trial one must complete after accumulating a total of 10pts.) In order to prove one's complete and absolute undying loyalty to the crown, a knight must complete a task given directly by the crown - this task can be anything the crown deems worthy, but above all, it must be a daunting and truly trying test of everything that knight has worked toward. The Ceremony Upon the completion of their trial, the squire shall go through a pious ceremony to be officially ordained within the Order. The ceremony shall be held within El Palacio de Girasol and shall be hosted by the Viceroy. All squires who adhere to the Canonist faith or who wish to convert to Canonist must also go through an orthodox baptism, to cleanse their previous sins and to further purify themselves before GOD. Releasement of Position, and Traitorous Actions Honorable Discharge If one was to suddenly become incapable of serving the Order, or had been deemed incapable of doing so, the Crown has access to managing the status of their duties and title. An honorable discharge implies one’s title will stay and keep the weight for how much they have done, while relieving the said person in question of their duties. Some possible reasons for an honorable discharge might look as follows: Aging out of service, catastrophic injury from heroic combat in the name of the crown, those the crown deems worthy, any knight rank. Being granted an Honorable Discharge allows a knight to keep their title as Ser. General Discharge An Under-Honorable Discharge is a category that acts as a way for a soldier to ‘unenlist’ from service without facing any consequences or punishment. Another reason this type of discharge is used, is for someone that is deemed as inactive or not of enough service to the crown. In order to qualify for an under-honorable discharge, they have to have served at least 5 years of service - any rank qualifies for this. Once they are Under-Honorably discharged, they lose all titles but face no punishment. Being granted a General Discharge does not allow a knight to keep their title as Ser. Dishonorable Discharge One who has fallen victim to a dishonorable discharge has sullied or betrayed the crown from a very mild, to a very large degree. Any titles they have at that moment will be stripped from them and likely will face a small fine, punishment, or even execution. Such consequences shall be in respect to their culpability and guilt. Some punishable deeds for a dishonorable discharge are Murder, Fraud, Desertion on field or to the crown, or treason. Being given a Dishonorable Discharge does not allow a knight to keep their title as Ser. Enlistment Prior to enlistment, one must satisfy the minimum prerequisites required for admission: I. One must be at least thirteen summers old. II. One must be a Hyspian citizen. III. One must be of able mind and body. If all prerequisites are satisfied then the candidate may be admitted into the Order at the Gran Maestre’s discretion. To defend ones home and nation is a right that all Hyspians shall hold. The Order shall be the main force of resistance against all oppressive forces that seek to bring woe to our nation. May DIOS keep Hyspia and her people, ever steadfast and determined in their right to exist. Viva Hyspia! Con DIOS Avanzamos, HIS HIGHNESS, Cesar II de Pelear, Viceroy of Hyspia, Duke of Pacazu, Baron of Arenisca and Del’mar, Lord of Ladorada, Lord of Niseep, Gereon's Hold, and Ciudad de Plata, Gran Maestre of El Orden de Francisco, Protector of the Hyspian People, Protector of the Farfolk, Patriarch of House de Pelear HER HIGHNESS, Ramona de Pelear, Crown Princesa of Hyspia, Duchess of Paraiso HIS EXCELLENCY, Señor Jose Fuentes, Caballero Comendador of El Orden de Francisco
  2. Caladras Joust of St. Malcolm of Fjordhem As written upon on this 6th of The Amber Cold, 154 S.A. From The Exilic Kingdom of Númendil and the Lordship of Caladras "Fair shall the end be, though long and hard shall be the road.” To all of those in Aevos who champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil, THE JOUST OF ST. MALCOLM OF FJORDHEM To celebrate the consecration of our Temple of St. Malcolm of Fjordhem, The House Seregon shall host a joust upon their Lordship. Knights and squires of all realms and their people are invited to either watch or participate in this grand joust. The skilled artisans and merchants of the Exilic Kingdom of Númendil are highly encouraged to bring wares out to showcase and sell. The Champion of the Joust shall receive a 200 mina prize, with second place earning 100 and third earning 50. (OOC: Mechanical Joust) TIME AND PLACE The jousting shall take place in the Lordship of Caladras within the Exilic Kingdom of Númendil. The Lordship is host to a lists within its domain, on the early days of The First Seed, 155 S.A. OOC: 5 PM EST, Friday the 17th of November Coordinates: 811 170 497 Midlands Warp at CT SIGN UP To participate in the joust, please fill out the form below: OOC NAME: IRP NAME: DISCORD: Lord Elerríon of House Seregon, Lord of Caladras, Seneschal and Steward to the White Court of the Númenaranyë, Huntmaster to the White Court of the Númenaranyë, Captain for the Royal Guard of the Númenaranyë, Templar of the Aengul Malchediael, and Knight of the Realm Lady Cálienë of House Seregon, Lady of Caladras, Steward to the White Court of the Númenaranyë, Physician to the White Court of the Númenaranyë, Serjeant for the Royal Guard of the Númenaranyë, Templar of the Aengul Malchediael, and Knight of the Realm Ser Ellisar Angrenor of House Aevaris, Castellan of Caladras, Templar of the Aengul Malchediael, and Knight of the Realm
  3. ROYAL ORDERS OF BALIANESE CHIVALRY “Prince Lothar walked the world as though a site of pilgrimage could be found in every mortal’s soul. Even at the most depraved nadir of his grisly war, it was liberation and liberation only that stirred his strength, as though he would free the Exalted Tabernacle waiting within his lost enemies.” An ancient Almaris account on the character of St. Lothar the Bannerlord, often considered as the first knight of Canondom. THE CODE OF BALIANESE CHIVALRY In Hoc Signe Vinces Cor In this sign, conquer the heart Collect no debt and despise all rewards. Challenge no malice except that you challenge it also in yourself. Take neither bread nor water, nor any succor, unless in company of those with greater need. Persevere in every enterprise until a righteous end. Raise a hand not in sin or judgment of sin, but to safeguard the needy. In speaking, set no words apart as oaths, but let your every word be true. Study the world and love its peoples. Introduction Chivalry stands uncontested as one of the many pillars of the Heartlander spirit. Countless knightly orders across the ages have been the proving grounds of some of humanity’s greatest champions and villains, from the valiant heroes Silverblade and Steelstong whose insights and command drove the foundation of the first empire, to the lost scourges of old Angren whose rebellions collapsed another. Over time, while knighthood endured as an institution of merit in the Petrine empire and subsequent successor states, the art of chivalry itself had waned in authority, with some even associating it with backwardness, cruelty, and insurrection. Yet the fall of the Petrine empire, if nothing else, gave mankind many insights as to its path forward. The many bureaucracies of Helena eroded and collapsed without a cultural foundation to serve as its spine. Few came to understand that better than the Novellens of Atrus, who found themselves exiled toward a distant land that they soon came to know as the country of the Prince St. Lothar of Balian. As the Kingdom of Balian began to unearth more and more of St. Lothar’s legend, they elected to formally codify their orders and chivalry, and raise a knightly standard once more. To build upon the triumphs and failures of their ancestors, King Adrian I has taken the honors of the Petrine Empire with the code of St. Lothar to institute three orders of knights in the realm of Balian. The first two, the Royal Order of the Silver Comet and the Royal Order of St. Michael reflect honors of merit and valor respectively, akin to the old Imperial Orders of Chivalry. The third order is distinct, however, as it reflects the highest class of chivalry in the realm. Members of this order are raised from the two royal orders if proven to be otherworldly in talent, virtue, restraint, and wisdom. These knights are given unique vows and training in order to safeguard the spirit of Balian, and are known as the Most Illustrious Torreveliars of St. Lothar, charged to oversee the status of chivalry and virtue in the realm. CANZION DE GESTE THE SONG OF BALIAN The Canzion de Geste, translated literally as “the Story of Great Deeds”, but more often translated as “The Song of Balian”, is the chivalric mission that drives every Balianese aspirant of knighthood. The concept emerged after the myth of The Pigeon’s Riddle, an anecdote where under the reign of King Alexander, the knight Sarson al Granpaloma posed a riddle to an aspiring squire. The riddle asked “If the marines keep the peace, the solicitors the law , and the bureaucrat order in our world, what is a knight’s left with to protect?” The spirit of the question emerged as part of post-Petrine thought, where the role of knighthood had waned from a martial institution into one purely ceremonial. The alleged answer to the Pigeon’s Riddle is the soul of a nation - while soldiers, lawyers, and bureaucrats all maintain peace, law, and order, a knight’s chief most duty is to cultivate the soul - the national spirit and culture of a nation. This tradition emerges with the knowledge that one of the markers that ended the empire was its lack of such an institution - no bureaucracy was capable of yielding and promoting heroes that promoted civic and chivalric virtue. Such a body is essential to inspire the people to press forward and keep the legend of their people strong.. In that way, the Song of Balian is the living story of the Balianese. While its torreveliars maintain its legend, it is made up of all peoples in Balian, big and small, who all contribute to the wider narrative of this growing country. In this way, while martial prowess is welcomed, above all else, a true knight of Balian must exhibit a zest for their culture and the desire to protect the world around them. One of the markers of a true torreveliar as a result is their arcane feats - bardmancy and alchemy are encouraged, to maintain and embolden the legend. The Most Illustrious Torreveliers of St. Lothar The Torreveliers of St. Lothar heralds from the ancient times of the Bathalite Empire. This ancient chivalric order championed the Bathalite identity and culture whilst raising arms to defend its homeland and their fellow descendants. As Balian unearthed the Lothar Tablets. The chivalric code of the Order of St. Lothar came to light. Inspired by its traditions, culture and strides to uphold its national identity, the Kingdom of Balian would reform the order under the title of “The Most Illustrious Torreveliers of St. Lothar”. The Torreveliers of St. Lothar is the highest chivalric order in the Kingdom of Balian. The order governs all matters regarding the induction, maintenance and culture of knights in Balian through ascent of the Crown. The highest ranking member of the Torreveliers is the Cavalier Gran Creu. Under the Cavalier Gran Creu are the Torreveliers. The council of seven knights, including the Gran Creu govern the three chivalric orders of Balian. The Torreveliers are unique from other chivalric orders in the fact that in order to be considered as a Torrevelier, one is committed fully to the path of chivalry, and are only permitted to hold a landed title or stand to inherit a title with royal dispensation and the consent of the majority of the existing Torreveliers. Torreveliers are also expected to be a former or existing member of the Royal Balianese Armada. Under royal assent and consent from the landed title holder however, a promising squire is next in line for a landed title may forgo their inheritance to become a torrevelier. Torreveliers are picked from the royal orders by the monarch and Gran Creu and effectively sit as a council above all other knights. While they do not get an extra postnominal, they instead are given an epithet from the crown that characterizes their service and legend. For example, the first Torreveliar, Sarson al Granpaloma, was given his title of ‘Granpaloma’, or ‘Great Pigeon’, for his courier work in recovering the Lothar Stones as well as establishing diplomatic connection between Ba’as and Balian. Torrevaliers oversee chivalry and can motion to strip knighthoods, organize votes on nobelissimos, and are responsible for the royal legend of errantry, a questing list for all Balianese to endeavor to. Chivalric Hierarchy The Royal Orders of Balianese Chivalry are ranked in a hierarchy. At the top of the hierarchy seats the Monarch, the ultimate authority and inductor of cavaliers. Below the monarch is the Gran Creu, a Torrevelier who is considered the highest ranking cavalier of Balianese Chivalry. The Gran Creu may conduct operations and decrees for cavaliers through the will of the Monarch. Under the Gran Creu are the Torrevelier Creus, the six Torreveliers who make up the council of the Order of St. Lothar. Below the Torreveliers are the Otimoliers who are considered the most exemplary of knights in the two royal orders. The royal guards are chosen from the pool of Otimoliers for they are considered the pinnacle of Balianese chivalry and bravery. Below the Otimoliers are the Cavaliers, the knights that were inducted into the two royal orders of St. Michael and the Silver Comet. Only the Monarch can induct new cavaliers. However, the Gran Creu may induct cavaliers through the ascent of the monarch. Monarch The ultimate authority of Balianese chivalry. Gran Creu Highest ranking Torrevelier and highest ranking Cavalier of Balian. Torrevelier A council of Cavaliers who are considered the most deserving of the highest ranking order of Balianese chivalry: Torreveliers of St. Lothar. Otimoliers Exemplar knights of the two royal orders. In order to be considered for promotion to an Otimolier, the Cavalier must demonstrate mastery and understanding of Balianese chivalry through training Escudiers. Cavaliers Knights of the Two Royal Orders of St. Michael and the Silver Comet. Escudiers Aspiring knights that have reached the age of canonical age of majority of fourteen or older. Paginiers Younger aspiring knights below the age of fourteen. [!] A party of Balianese knights valiantly patrolling the beaches of the La Costa Rubinissima ROYAL ORDERS OF CHIVALRY The Royal Order of St. Michael RIBBON: Red and Gold ESTABLISHED: 1936 FOUNDER: King Adrian I Sir Apolloyn Marshall Serving the Kingdom of Balian for years, during the time the Kingdom was a Grand Duchy. Apolloyn Marshall was sent by the command of King John of Balian to join the Harvest Revolution, joining in the assault of King Fredericks Palace, avenging the Brothers war. Sir Ephrem Kervallen During the Cloudbreaker Incident, Ephrem Kervallen was a part of the squad chosen to confront the mastermind of the Incident. A Lich of ill-repute, together he and the squad managed to slay the Lich and bring an end to any threats that he could bring to Realm. Knighted by King Alexander of Balian. Sir Aerdir of Joma Awarded their Knighthood for joining the defense of the City of Atrus during the Cloudbreaker Incident. Showing valor and willingness to put themselves in harm's way to defend the Balianese people. They were bestowed their Knighthood by King Alexander of Balian Dame Alatariel Awarded their Knighthood for their valiant defense of the City of Atrus during the Cloudbreaker incident. Showing valor and the willingness to put themselves in harm's way to defend the Balianese people. They were bestowed their Knighthood by King Alexander of Balian. Sir Peter d’Arkent of Salia Awarded his knighthood for his decades of service to the Crown of Balian, he was bestowed his Knighthood by King John of Balian. He joined the Acreans in their assault on King Fredericks Palace, successfully partaking in the assault and avenging the Brothers war. Dame Isabel Awarded her knighthood at the insistence of Dame Alatariel for her fearlessness in the Cloudbreaker Incident, reputed to have saved many lives in the battle for Atrus. She was awarded her Knighthood by King Alexander of Balian Sir Demetrius var Ruthern of Marsana Awarded his Knighthood after years of marital service to the Kingdom of Balian, he has served the King and his Armada diligently since the early days of the Company of Balian. Demetrius is now an Admiral serving in the Armada as one of its finest officers. For this the King also awarded him the moniker al Valent, or the Valiant in Common. For he has always been ready to go and defend the Kingdom from whoever dares intrude on the Kings peace. Sir Damien de Salia Serving in the Armada since he was but Eight years old, Damien would be awarded by King Adrian his knighthood for all the years that he had spent in service to both the Crown and the Armed forces of Balian. Diligently serving under both Sir Peter d'Arkent and now Admiral Dante DeNurem, protecting the Royal family should they ever come to harm as was his duty by the King. The Royal Order of the Silver Comet RIBBON: Silver ESTABLISHED: 1606 FOUNDER: Princess Esther of Ba’as Sir Franz Sarkozic Sir Franz Sarkozic’s accomplishments are credited to his diligent work in rebuilding and renovating the Palatio Monterosa in Atrus. His further commitment to the architecture of Balian cemented his position in the Royal Order of the Silver Comet. Sir Guillermo Rutledge Awarded their Knighthood for architectural work on Atrus and the Porto. Sir Guillermo served as a head architect of the Royal Balianese academy for the first three kings. They were bestowed their knighthood by King Alexander of Balian. He also served as a quartermaster in the Armada. Dame Augustina Novellen As King John I's second-born daughter, she earned her Dame title by organizing palace events for nearly a decade during her father's reign. She fought a giant worm that attacked Atrus with incredible bravery, undoubtedly saving many lives and earning her people's admiration and respect.In addition, Princess Augustina demonstrated her ability as a leader when she successfully organized a defense against orc pillagers who threatened Atrus. Her strategic abilities and bravery aided in the protection of the city and the protection of many innocent lives. On his deathbed, her father, King John, knighted Augustina. One of his final acts as King of Balian. Dame Persephone Novellen Vilac Persephone Maxima Novellen was knighted as a young woman by her father, King John I whilst he was on his deathbed, along with her sister Augustina Therosia Novellen. Both had recently been gravely injured in a battle to protect the city of Atrus from an earthquake causing creature. Persephone had taken the lead in cutting into the creatures abdomen whilst her sister Augustina worked to slice the creatures legs, causing both to end up trapped beneath the being as it perished. For their efforts, and perhaps due to slight Nepotism, both were given the honor of Dame. Despite the title, Persephone has declined to use the title past the first few years holding it as she was crippled from the battle and subsequent Cloudbreaker attack. This has caused her to be unable to fullfill any knightly duties, and she has formally retired from all positions. Sir Robert Joseph de Lyons Knighted by King Adrian of Balian, he was knighted for his decades of service to the Kingdom of Balian, serving from a young age as the ward to Ledicort Vuiller, then finally earning his way on his Majesty's Duana, where he revamped the Law of the Kingdom. His work has earned him the right to call himself a knight of the Royal Order of the Silver Comet. The Most Illustrious Torreveliars of St. Lothar RIBBON: White and Purple ESTABLISHED: 536 FOUNDER: St. Lothar of Balian Sir Sarson al Granpaloma Born in the ancient city of Helena, the dark elf al Granpaloma has lived a storied life, from his day’s as a boy in the imperial palace and Barraman forge, to his service as a tracker and bodyguard in the land of Ba’as. Sent from that country to foster diplomatic relations, Sarson returned to his Petrine people by making a home in Balian and advising King Alexander I and Amiratus Ledicort Vuiller through the Renovatio. His work in recovering the Lothar Stones for the Kingdom, fostering diplomatic relationships with Ba’as, and safely escorting the Queen Andromeda from across the Amber Sea to the Balianese crown all earned him a knighthood of merit. Later, upon the recovery of his hand by Testugawan engineers, King Adrian saw fit to raise him as a Torreveliar and serve as one of the great keepers of the Song of Balian. His styling of al Granpaloma, or Great Pigeon, was granted by King Alexander, for the elf’s role as a daring courier, traveling across the world to recover Balianese treasures and histories, as well as negotiate the marriage pact of his son, the future King Adrian. Fittingly, the dark elf is practitioner of bardmancy, utilizing its powers to create word glyphs across the kingdom capturing the story of Balian and its ancestors. Sir Dante DeNurem al Rook Arriving to do as his ancestors had during the Imperial Age, Dante DeNurem brought with him the innovation and the motivation to completely change what was at the time, the failing company for a new organization, one that will thrive under his leadership. The Royal Balianese Armada. Serving as its first Admiral, after years of serving in the Armada as the Lord Admiral of the Balianse Armada, King Adrian saw in him to raise the man further, and was knighted as a Torrevalier. One that will uphold the Chivalry the Kingdom forges, and the Song of Balian that will be sung for years. Sir Gabriel Arkent al Defensor Born in Atrus, the first city of the Balianese, the heartlander man known as the Defender in Balianese has lived a life of dedication to the Kingdom of the Balianese, serving diligently in the Army of the Kingdom since the days when it was known as the Company of Balian. Now having served for decades of his life, King Adrian saw fit to raise him as a Torreveliar, with the moniker the Al Defensor, for his diligent defense of the Kingdom he has sworn himself
  4. The Knights of Len’velulaei The Blossoming knights of the Barony of Vikela the Crest of Len'Velulaei (art done by @UniBearse) Morals and Duty of Len’velulaei Founded by Floria Kaeronin, Sister branch off that of which is called the Crimson Ravens of Vikela, Len’velulaei was created to be guardians of the people, protectors of that which is good, to protect their home and the citizens that reside within it, it is the blade of which is behind and protects the crown instructed and trained by its Ceru'Vuln and the Ibar'Athri lead by the Ceru'Vuln the knight of Len’velulaei is devoted to upholding Loyalty, courage, discipline and Justice. Len’velulaei was created for the soul purpose for the protection of the royal family and the people of those within the walls of Vikela, Floria Kaeronin Formally known as Floria Vanari had been a ranger in prior years starting out as a young age and following in her step siblings footsteps whom she had grown attached to, be in her thirties the elfess became a Chevalier meaning she had taken her own squad whom she lead however this did not last long for the chevalier rank was overruled and distinguished turning them back into rangers, but this too did not last long, the rangers was disbanded, Floria Kaeronin, retired she mindlessly wondered, the elfess had left her home for a few years going from place to place but in the end, she was lead back to where she had grown up, at the time they already had the ravens, for some time she thought about joining the group, but something was amiss, it was something the elfess just couldn't get used to, it then came the time where the elfess found her old drafts for when she had been planning her own guard group, she had been working on it for many years and had always waited for it to come afloat but it never did however, seeing an opportunity arise the elfess stepped fourth and she had been knighted her group officialised and has since been going strong for a few generations. Floria Kaeronin with her Luonto Lilly watching over her (art done by @UniBearse) The Duties all soldiers Implemented by Floria Kaeronin the Ceru'Vuln of Len’velulaei every warrior is expected to follow as such: I Keep the crowns peace Those that live within the peaceful walls of Vikela are reminded that no threats of any kind shall be tolerated, if disturbance is made Len’velulaei will step in. II Protect the citizens When the bell is rung the Len’velulaei knights step fourth, from any kind of threat the knights see to the people's aid, they stand strong and form a wall between any threat and the people they seek to protect. III Defend that which they call home When danger comes to face those within Vikela, the first they meet will be the knights, Len’velulaei stands to defend and protect or they’ll go down trying. IV Daily Trainings These knights can not do anything unless they are trained and ready, those that wish to stand and fight must also be ready to do the required training. V No man left behind The knights form a strong bond, their a team and as such must work together, when one falls behind others must help them catch back up. Ceru’Vuln Floria Kaeronin and and Ibar'Athri Rosalyn Dafir standing guard at their paramount's coronation. Salary and lodgings Those that serve under the Len’velulaei knights do not go unpaid for their efforts, the Ceru’vuln Floria Kaeronin pay each knight every other elven week, if the guards do in fact need lodgings or food, the Ceru’vuln will make sure they are provided for, those that warrant it may if the Ceru’vuln deems fit get a promotion earning them higher salary, but with such promotion comes more responsibility. Guard uniforms Thillin’turr The Duties of the Thillin’turr These soldiers are to follow in the footsteps of those walking ahead of them, to attend trainings listen to the Asul’chirr these individuals are but sheep waiting to come out of their wool to become wolves, saplings still yet to blossom but within time when the Ceru’Vuln thinks it's time they will move up and follow their brethren side by side. Asul’chirr The Duties of the Asul’chiir These individuals have been granted their roles, graduated from recruitment and are the swords and shields of Vikela they stand to ground keep the wall and patrol the areas to safeguard against threats. Synalli’tahorran The Dutoes of the Synalli’Tahorran Whilst these Soldiers have the same job as the Asul’chirr these individuals had shown great promise to those of the higher up, they had been promoted to hold train sessions, lead their own groups of the guard and do more special jobs for the leaders. Ibar’athri The Duties of the Ibar’athri The ones second highest from the Ceru’Vuln these select few are handpicked by the Ceru’Vuln they are the head figures of the guards when the Ceru’Vuln is not able they stand in until the Ceru’Vuln has returned. Ceru’Vuln The Duties of the Ceru’Vuln This particular Soldier the Ceru’Vuln also known as the Lord Commander they run the specific part of the military the Len’velulaei are a part of, they are in charge of making sure everything runs smoothly, handing out the payments every other week and that everyone is attended to. Recruiting To join the knights of Len'velulaei, contact the Ceru'Vuln (yoursdearly_pixiedearest) or fill out the form ‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾Recruitment form☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙ Discord: Minecraft username: Time zone: Persona name: race: age:
  5. [!] During the early morning mist, a blue banner was placed in petra’s square A large parchment tied to its fabrics To those on whom it may concern, I Estrid Sigvardson declare solidarity, I claim the title of Family Head, denouncing Sigmund Sigvardson as our leader. To those reading this, I open my doors to you, In a new age where Sigvardsons no longer hide behind closed doors away from their problems, I call upon all Bannerless men and women who seek their place to join me in arms as we fight and protect our leaders and its loved ones and to fight against those who seek our downfalls, Join me as I work to keep our beloved commonwealth safe from its aggressors in the outside world of Aevos SIGNED, Estrid Sigvardson Matriarch of House Sigvardson HONORABLE MENTIONS BJORN SIGVARDSON (no forum account) ERAK SIGVARDSON @TheDrHedgehog Sondher @sondher
  6. HOUSE DE LYONS “Do Not Provoke the Lions” The House de Lyons is a knightly family of Heartlanders, initially hailing from the Province of Endaen, upon the continent of Aeldin. Although previously rendered an obscure name following its exodus from the distant continent, the bloodline has since reemerged in the realms of men, aspiring to uphold honour and chivalry above all else. ~HISTORY~ Foundation ~ 15th Century By Louis Edmund de Lyons; Circa. 1568. At the onset of the Imperial Age and the establishment of the Horosid Dynasty, the northern territory of Aeldin was steadily brought into compliance by the rapid expansion of the heartland armies. Among those subjugated were the native Harrenite clans of the region of Endaen, brigandish folk thought by outsiders to be little more than uncivilised rogues. The Empire reluctantly spared the bulk of these clans from the sword, on the condition they swore oaths of fealty and pledged their martial strength to aid in future conquests. Yet, as occupational forces withdrew in wake of establishing a provincial government, the stringent control of hardened generals gave way to weak-minded bureaucrats. Rebuffing the counsel of interventionist advisors for a laissez-faire approach, the new Governor of Endaen permitted the Harrenites to continue practising their barbaric way of life, believing it would facilitate long-term amicable relations. So long as the Imperial tithe was paid, their inclination for plundering the border territories would be tolerated. Clan Scrymgeour stood as one of the oldest Harrenite bloodlines of Endaen and were among the most powerful too. Adept skirmishers who proved lethal in lightning warfare, Imperial censuses suggest that from the territories they controlled the Clan could muster nearly three thousand riders. Donagh Scrymgeour, their petty lord, was swift to take advantage of the Governor’s incompetence, ordering his men to ransack merchant caravans and isolated hamlets, so that their coffers might overflow by winter. But ever an avaricious opportunist, Donagh foolishly perceived the decadence of the Empire’s nobility as total ignorance, attacking sanctioned state convoys and withholding tributes to the crown. Furthermore, when the provincial government sought to treat with Clan Scrymgeour and procure a diplomatic solution, the Harrenites openly mocked and dismissed the olive branch as a farce. At last, acknowledging that an example had to be made of such blatant defiance, the Governor of Endaen declared Clan Scrymgeour traitors and in open rebellion. The aftermath of a Harrenite raid; Unknown Date. With an entire province taking up arms against his Clan, Donagh surmised that survival depended on defeating the Imperials in the field before they could muster a substantial force, thereby reopening negotiations in his favour. The Scrymgeours took to the lowlands, harrying rural populations and setting ambushes along the main roads to the provincial capital of Langford, thereby depriving the army of able-bodied recruits and provoking a premature advance. In the following weeks, an Imperial regiment was hastily dispatched into the countryside to give battle to the Harrenite reivers, seeking to end their revolt. Leading the retribution force was a young knight-errant hailing from the Heartlands, Sir Lyonel de la Foret, who had previously distinguished himself in the eastern Imperial campaigns. A significant portion of Lyonel’s army were veterans of the long-winded war for Aeldin’s unification - five hundred heavy cavalry and just over a thousand men-at-arms. But just as Donagh had hoped, this force stood at barely half the size of his own host. The reivers beckoned Sir Lyonel into their country, rallying their combined might in sight of the Scrymgeours’ own ancestral seat. Donagh was confident in securing a decisive victory, his banners gathered in full force before the numerically inferior Imperial host. The three thousand Harrenite riders positioned themselves upon the foothills of the nearby river valley, staring down the Knight-Errant’s armoured front lines, who had adopted a defensive formation just beyond the shelter of a coniferous forest. Sir Lyonel understood the severity of his disadvantage and so took to establishing perimeter trenches with sharpened stakes upon his flanks. The thick surrounding foliage also served as cover, allowing the Knight-Errant to disguise his smaller host’s movements and seek refuge from the projectiles of the Harrenite light cavalry. He was well aware that in order for Donagh to have any chance of truly vanquishing him, the rebel lord would have to meet him directly in a contest of arms. All that remained was to wait, for whilst Clan Scrymgeour were ferocious warriors they lacked discipline and were easily roused into a frenzy. Patience would win the day - the Empire could wait. Sir Lyonel engaging Donagh Scrymgeour and his bodyguard; Circa. 1490. War horns sounded at the break of the following day as Sir Lyonel’s sentries spotted movement along the ridge. Just as the Knight-Errant had anticipated, bloodlust and a yearning for battle had enticed the Scrymgeours to make the first move, a third of their army advancing. The well-formed Imperial host stepped just beyond the treeline to face the Harrenite vanguard, their tower shields and pikes aloft as the many cycles of javelins and arrows were absorbed by the front line. Retaliating, Sir Lyonel’s archers released volleys unto the hill slopes, catching the lightly armed riders in a hail of death. Scores of reivers fell from their horses, wailing and dying as their lord looked on in apprehension. With his host decimated and morale wavering, the last strand of Donagh’s caution snapped. Believing his weight in numbers would see him prevail, the Harrenite lord ordered forth the entirety of his host, over two thousand mounted warriors galloping forth to strike the Knight-Errant’s lines with all their might. The Imperial centre buckled, but maintained its coordination, their polearms holding back the full brunt of the enemy charge, littering the ground with mounds of corpses. Yet despite their losses, the Scrymgeours were fully committed to the battle, determined to break their adversaries no matter the cost. Alas, Sir Lyonel made the final move, his own heavy cavalry charging forth from the reserves. Divided into two formations, their lances emerged from the tree line and smashed the flanks of the Harrenites. Bogged down by the broken ground and compacted like a shoal of sardines, the lightly armed reivers had no room nor time to reform their lines, falling victim to the brutal doctrine of Imperial shock warfare. A thick melee erupted, crushing those unfortunate enough to have been caught in its epicentre. Only a few hundred clansmen were so lucky to escape the whirlpool of terror. Donagh was not amongst them. Confronted by Sir Lyonel himself, the lord of Clan Scrymgeour met his end upon a cold steel edge, the Knight-Errant’s longsword cleaving the reiver’s head clean from his shoulders. Leaderless and utterly defeated, the Harrenites could do nothing more than limp back to their castle, from which Donagh’s household had witnessed his downfall. In the hours that followed, Sir Lyonel’s host pressed onwards to surround the now sparsely defended fortress, over which a flag of parley was raised. The rebellion was at last over. For his prowess in battle and efforts in restoring stability to the province, Sir Lyonel was awarded the former holdings of Clan Scrymgeour, which in due time the populace would dub Lyonesse, in his honour. What remained of the local Harrenites either faded in obscurity or bent the knee to their new liege lord. In time, tales of a knight with the strength of a lion thrice over spread throughout Endaen; a reputation that prompted Lyonel to take the beasts as his personal sigil. A legacy that, alongside his name, would be passed down for generations to come. A Lyonen knight, patrolling the bogland of Endaen; Circa. 1563. A Reflection ~ 20th Century By Arthur Hughes de Lyons; Circa. 1906. In exploring my family history, I have come to realise regrettably that vast swathes of our records remain either incomplete or have vanished entirely. For example, precisely when we departed from the continent of Aeldin remains a matter of debate, and there are no details as to how we found passage to this side of the known world. My hope is that in time, by uncovering additional records, or through the voluntary aid of other Aeldinic bloodlines, I may yet be able to shed more light on those time-lost generations. Regarding my own thoughts on what I have managed to piece together, though it is somewhat sparse on specific details, my ancestor Louis seems to have written a believable account of my family’s foundation and progenitor. It is corroborated by similar records from that period, indicating that a campaign of expansion was indeed being prosecuted by Imperial forces, though to what lengths I cannot be certain. Yet, returning to the topic of our exodus, I will acknowledge that our time as landed lords within the province of Endaen most likely ended in a drawn-out period of violence. Ironically, much like the Scrymgeours before us, House de Lyons challenged the imperial bureaucracy's effectiveness and dared to question the provincial government's fitness. Our honour, desire for autonomy and devotion to chivalry sowed doubts regarding our usefulness to the Empire; a corrupt establishment having little need for those unwilling to be pawns. From my personal experience of the known world, I realise that humanity has on many an occasion fallen victim to vain pride and ambition, with wicked men carving out vast realms at the expense of all moral decency. There will come a time that I am no longer able to guide my household and must leave our family legacy in the hands of the next generation. But it is my earnest hope that those who take up that mantle of responsibility remain true to the chivalrous virtues and knightly valour of our forefathers. The House de Lyons must never again bear steel in the name of an Empire, for the very concept has proven anathema to integrity and self-determination. We must be better and recognise that mankind may yet prosper without being coerced into submission beneath the shadow of a singular oppressive banner. ~CUSTOMS~ The Legacy of Lyonesse By Arthur Hughes de Lyons; Circa. 1906. The House de Lyons has traditionally served as a knightly family, aspiring to maintain chivalrous virtues and honour above all else. Both men and women of our bloodline are expected to achieve, if not strive towards, Knighthood or Damehood so as to ensure our martial origins are not lost to the ages. We have not always succeeded in this endeavour, for many years having faded into obscurity amidst the intrigues of the realm. But alas, titles alone are not a measure of one’s virtue, for it is a purity of the heart that determines whether one is truly worthy. The day a child of Lyonesse has shown that they can bear steel with restraint, they are gifted a weapon of their own. Furthermore, a knight is characterised not only by their strength at arms but also riding into battle on horseback. For when a child of our bloodline is able enough to walk, they may yet be capable of riding and caring for a steed of their own. Throughout the generations, this has instilled a sense of duty and teaches the youth that life must never be taken for granted. All must be capable of doing their part, should they seek to earn anything, respect in particular. With the passage of time, we have also taken to adopting new traditions. My lady wife, Juliana Rosemary of the House of Vernhart, showed me that one may yet wield a pen with as much grace as a sword. To accommodate this worldview, my own children shall receive falcons for the expressed purpose of bearing missives, as part of their tutoring in performing civil matters. With this, I hope they may better serve the realm from a domestic perspective when they come of age. Yet, perhaps our most significant custom is the words of our family: “Do Not Provoke the Lions.” They serve as a warning to those who might seek to take advantage of our hospitality and defile the virtues we hold so dear. There have been many occasions in which a knight of the House de Lyons has taken up steel in defence of our family’s honour, willing to engage in single combat if it means settling a dispute. Trial by such means is a revered custom, for ultimately it is GOD who favours the victor, and so our ultimate fate lies in his blessed hands.
  7. A Call to Trial Circa. 11th of Malin's Welcome, 1909. By the UNITY OF MIND of the GOVERNMENT in PETRA, serving always CHIVALRY, LIBERTY and JUSTICE, the ROUND TABLE do affirm this EDICT, delivered at MOUNT GARMONT Concerning the alleged crimes of the Archduchess Renilde I @tilly PREAMBLE LO, unto the Petrans, Dark times plague the lands of the Petra. In the pursuit of unity and peace, the Knightly Council calls upon Archduchess Renilde I to return to Petra to answer for crimes committed against the people of Petra and stand trial to end this debacle. The alleged crimes of the Archduchess are an internal affair. The Round Table of Petra calls upon all foreign nations to not intervene and respect the sovereignty of the Commonwealth. The Knights of the Petrine Laurel swear no harm shall come upon the Archduchess. Let us avoid bloodshed and settle these issues so we may adjudicate. We call the Archduchess Renilde I to stand trial for the following crimes… Chapter 1 78. Thieve the property of another Man. 84. Lay with another Man’s spouse, or to lay with another when you are wed. Chapter 2 99. Raise an army against forces of the Commonwealth Signed; Knight Paramount, Sir Arthur de Lyons, Sir Louis d'Azor, Sir Brandt Berhal, Sir Emir d'Abbassia, Sir Gwendel Vilac, Dame Livia d'Anapalais, Sir Lucien Ashford de Rouen.
  8. Holy Order of Saint Wilfriche Holy Order of the Black Mace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGMqKLGFpA “In hoc signo vinces” HISTORIA THEOCRACIA MILITIUM ♔Command♔ High Pontiff The High Pontiff has absolute and supreme authority over the Holy Order of Saint Wilfriche. His Holiness, Sixtus IV Holy Knight Commander The Knight-Commandant is selected by the High Pontiff from among the Knights. He is the direct commander of the Order and manages their day to day operations. Holy Ser Edward d’Ambray 'the Austere' ♘Holy Knights of the Black Mace♘ The Holy Knights of the Black Mace are chosen from the current serving cadets as seen fit by the Holy See and Holy Knight Commander. Holy Knights are sworn to uphold the Palatine Code. Knights are expected to maintain the laws of the Church as well as those of the Imperium. A high priority is set on the members of the Church and its beliefs. As the members of the Black Mace are knights of the church they are title, "Holy Ser". Knight Banneret Bannerets serve as the leaders of the Order taking charge of a division of knights. Holy Dame Aquila Elendil 'the Humble' Holy Ser Alexander Gotthold 'the Ardent' Holy Dame Karina Gotthold 'the Beast' Knight Knights are the backbone of the Order. They are experienced in matters of protection. Each knight is expected to mentor a Cadet. Some knights may also choose to specialize with the inquisition and learning to keep heresy at bay. Holy Ser Maximillian Dawnstead 'the Truant' Holy Ser Alexander ‘the Savage’ Knight Errant Knights Errant are up-and-coming knights. They are the young blood continuing their education in the Church. No longer a cadet, they are more autonomous. Holy Ser Vaerath Leydon Knight Cadet Knights in training under the banner of the Holy See. They are yet to be fully initiated into the Order. Cadets are expected to follow the orders from those above them and to learn the ways of the Church. It would be beneficial to seek a brief mentorship with a priest. Cadets are expected to complete five trials. Pierre de Robineau Dorm Amador Dane Lester ♖Inquisitors♖ Canonists that serve as inquisitors are specially trained and qualified to root out heresy and find the unholy throughout the world. Many are to be feared as they can be ruthless in achieving success in the name of GOD. “Ordo ex chao” Superior The Superior is charged with maintaining the inquisition. A Superior is the most experienced of inquisitors as is to be expected of their position. Typical duties other than rooting out heresy can be more formal such as presenting investigations to the Synod and as simple as keeping the training of inquisitors and external aid. Inquisitor Tasked with rooting out heresy. An inquisitor might find himself working anywhere in the world seeking the unholy. Sometimes that which is unholy is to be destroyed other times, a more kind approach may be taken such as turning that which is unholy back into GOD’s light. Acolyte The title bestowed upon someone seeking to become an inquisitor. Following along with an experienced inquisitor to learn the ways and traditions. “Pro deo et patria” ♘Holy Knights of Visiga♘ The Palatine Code All members of the Order are expected to follow the stations and tenets as well as take the oath. I. STATIONS i. Stand as guardians of the High Pontiff and Holy See. ii. Protect the Creator's faithful from evil, whenever possible. iii. Hunt all worshippers of evil and practitioners of darkness. iv. Keep watch in the lands of the Holy See, and uphold peace and order. v. Be the Vanguard of any Holy Crusades and Inquisitions. vi. Carry out the sentences of those convicted of crimes against the Faith and the Holy See. II. TENETS i. Share, with tolerance and understanding, the word of the Lord. ii. Maintain a powerful and unwavering faith in the Creator and His word. iii. Seek to embody Horen's Virtue and Owyn's Spirit. iv. Strive to deliver upon the faithful the embodiments of Godfrey's Gospel and Siegmund's Auspices. v. Obey, without question, the hierarchy of the Order, and ultimately word of the High Pontiff. vi. Embrace our fellow Ordermen as Brothers, and treat them as such. vii. Know to violate the Palatine Code is to be stripped of his rank and to be exiled in disgrace. III. Oath 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 His Flock. Should I falter, my shield shall turn to ash; But I shall not falter. Testaments of Faith FIRST TRIAL : SACRED URN The creation of the Sacred Urn, holder of the martyr's ashes, is first amongst the tests. The Urn must be fired and molded by the squire himself, all resources and tools must be chiefly his own work. After, a bishop of the Canon must approve and give his blessing, lest the squire remake the Urn. SECOND TRIAL : TONGUE OF FIRE To speak the Creator's Will is to have a Tongue of Fire, the tongue which breaks all barriers of language and communication through His Power. In order to be considered to become a Knight of the Black Mace, one must convert a heathen, one who has not had the joy to hear the Canon, and bring him fully into the fold of our community. THIRD TRIAL : SWORD OF OWYN The Creator’s Wrath brings fear and awe across the plains of existence, in every heart and mind of every being which has walked and thought. Through discipline and faith, one may acquire the Creator’s Blessing in the art of combat, to spar and wield the weapons of His Divine Will. FOURTH TRIAL : HOLIEST DUTY The Vicar of GOD is the chief priest, representative of His Divine Will. Through his words mark the words of GOD Himself, and so the tasks delivered by him also Divine in nature and spirit. Accomplish the task given by His Holiness moves one ever further in achieving the ashes of the sacred. FIFTH TRIAL : ARMOR OF FAITH To truly believe in the Grace of GOD is to have true faith in Him. The test of faith marks a man from the commoner to the most devout. Weapons of the Faithful Fill out the following application and send it to the Knight-Commandant in the Apostolic Palace next to the Cathedral of St. Thomas. IC Name: Age: Race [Human/Elf]: Status of Blood (Nobility, Gentry, Commoner, etc.): Place of Residence: Martial Knowledge (if any): Skills: OOC MC Name: Skype ID:
  9. The Guild is gone!! The leader had died!! ~Golden Knights~ The golden Knights Are a small Group That seek Minas and land and to help the common man. The main Goal Of the golden Knights is simple to protect the common man and make minas and glory, defend what they think is right in the world as well as roads and becoming a merc group to one day claim land and build a small village and protect all roads from monsters. We shall Protect any man from beast or a bandit. We are here to make sure every man and woman of every race has a chance to make big Mians And that is why our starting pay is 40 mians a day!!!!!!! Send a Bird to Ser Hoska Grimson ((Kingaff96)) if ya wish to join -~-~-~Ranks~-~-~- ((General's)) ((Pay:100 per mc day)) There will be Two Generals with in the Golden knights there job is to make sure every thing is going smoothly with in the company and make plans for when war is to come they send out orders to the Officers it ranges from gather ores,logs to make sure each Squadron Is in tiptop shape ((Officers)) There Job is to make sure the units with in there Squadron Are trained and always have something to do From just patrolling to finding recruits to even making armor and weapons and even fighting monsters at night there are up to three types of officers Recruiters,Field Commanders,Resource ((Recruiters)) ((Pay 100 per eleven week)) There job is to go out and find new recruits to enlist They get paid the highest Out of the officers for they get 20 minas per recruit ((Field Commanders)) ((Pay:60 per mc day)) These guys handle The Units on the field they train The men to march on the field in formations And Train the men how to fight Ony the best out of the best can become one of these men For each Formation they train a Squadron in they gain 10 minas ((Resource Officers)) ((Pay:100 per elven week)) They Handel the amounts of ore or Resource's That come in. they keep track and watch the books and hand out the ore's and such to each Person that needs them they also gather groups of Recruits to go gather Resource's ((Footmen)) ((Pay:40 a mc day)) These guys are the backbone of the Unit They complete task And train daily to become the best of the best they seek out jobs for the unit or just trade agreements ((Recruits)) ((Pay:10 a mc day)) New men enlisted to seek glory or gain minas there pay starts off small but grows as they rank up ((Ps. seeking some one to make this look all fancy and what not i do not know how make these look great :/ Also seeking some one who can make nice skins)) ((OOC)) Ign: Is this a alt persona: Timezone: Skype: Teamspeak: Age((Optional)): ((Rp)) Name: Age: Reason to join: Race: ((Crafting and such)) Skills:
  10. "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!))
  11. The Visigian Vanguard “To Defend Until Death” - Charles Philip Horen, Viscount of Balian, and Lord Vicar of the Church Purpose of Visigian Vanguard Standing quietly along the border of the Holy Orenian Empire, Visiga is part of Oren's first defense against any southern incursion. The holy lands, inhabited by the Pontifical state itself, seeking to cohesively form a line of fortitude against aggressors, has decided to assemble. Under the authority of Charles Philip Horen, Viscount of Balian and Lord Vicar of the church, the Visigian Vanguard was formed. Henceforth, it is created as a stalwart force to be a bulwark for those who inhabit the lands and beyond. To fight for those who cannot. To defend until death. Ranks Constable: The Constable commands the Vanguard in its entirety, is a man who has proven himself to be an exceptional leader both at home and on the field, and the Viscounts Military hand. The Constable works closely with the Viscount of Balian to excel in his duties. A man of few words, the Constable is required to be adaptable and collected. He has the final say in all matters. Captain: Second in command of the Vanguard, the Captain answers only to the Constable and is also responsible for maintaining the troops. His duties can range from keeping morale up to leading the men on the field of battle. Commander: Third in command of the Vanguard. They assist with keeping order within the ranks, and are often granted minor privileges and duties, as well as missions to lead the enlisted men on. Enlisted Sergeant: The sergeant is the well known solder in the Vanguard, and an Officer in training. runs the lower end ops. Man-At-Arms: The man-at-arms is no stranger to battle. These weathered veterans are expected to hold the line without fail, their ferocity and determination making them formidable opponents. Nothing less than complete obedience is expected of the man-at-arms. Footman: These soldiers are the backbone of the Vanguard. They are fully fledged soldiers that have had some experience in the military, and their presence is both a relief to their allies and a curse to their foes. Recruit: These men are the newest additions to the Vanguard. Most are lacking experience in any form of combat, and have yet to prove themselves. They will undergo trials and training until they can become Footmen. Medals Medal of Grievance: Considered the atonement medal; is given out to injured members of the Order who suffered their ailment during righteous battle Medal of the Stalwart: One of the highest of honour that could befall on a member of the Order the Medal of Stalwart is granted to those who have attained glory or surmounted a great feat. Joining the Visigian Vanguard Name: Race: Age: Any past military experience?: ((OOC)) MC Name: Skype Name (can PM if needed): Do you have TeamSpeak, or are you willing to download it (will be used in battles and other activities)?: Timezone:
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  13. Scarlet Dawn A guild were all are accepted and none are judged were all types of work are needed from mighty swords men to the finest alchemist to even the smallest of farmhands we can take on any task and any job one might ask of Scarlet Dawn we trade, we fight and we will do any thing if the price is right .we can fill in shipments of armor to Lumber. Aswell guarding city's from bandits. We are scarlet dawn!! and we can Take On any task!!!! Ps. we also teach Magic and Sells goods Ranks Guild Master: The leader of the Guild They will decide all major choices of the guild Counicel member: Is A member of the Guilds Counicel That helps Run the guild And is also Head of a branch And will sort out quest into tiers Quest Finder: Members who go around looking for Jobs for the guild And Trade Recruiter: One who go's out an recruits for the guild Officer: Takes Charge is the counicel member is away and gives out quest ((With permission from Counicel member If online)) Teir 3 Quester: Highly Expeinced Questers that take on the mightyist Quest The elite of the elite Teir 2 Quester: A More Exprince quester that takes on more commen quest Teir 1 Quester: A new meber of the guild that take on small quest The guild Is one of many We look for Adventure. We trade. we may serve as guards for a city or a caravan or just as reinforcements in battle ,we can also find out info or scout out a place if you want. we teach magic as well as Study it.We can Build Or destroy. Name what you want and we will name a price. we will only recruit the finest of people so make your app good. We Are Scarlet Dawn and We can take on any task!!((We will recruit One Officer,Recruiter,Quest finder Starting off after that you will start off as a tier 1 quester) Application ooc mc name: Age: Country: How offen can you be on: Ic Name: Perfeshions: What you are applying for((limmited time)): Why should we recruit you?((Please give us a vaild reasion must be atlest 3 sentnces atlest)): Are you in any Curent guilds?: Are you willing to what ever it takes to get a job done right?: Race((It Dosnt matter just nice to know)):
  14. *A note is left on every notice board,house door,shop saying the folowing*" To all who wish to Make coin,gain honor,power or wish to make a name for there self But live in the shadow's or work in them place.Or just to learn magic, gain land,knowledge or to seek some one's death bed. Or just want some one to neel at your feet. Then just place a torch out side of your home and we will contact you. Follow The call of darkness and Power that one might seek or maybe you seek coin then join and your wish's will be granted as long as you stay loyal to the black crown Rank's Black crown -leader of the guild Head blade - They handle giving out order's to the rest of the guild Black knight - Do alot of the small thing's but are the basic soldier's of the guild Shadow -One that is there to be nor seen or heard but is to do as asked also sent on assassination missions (basically a dark knight in training) Slaver - They handle the slaves of the guild and make sure they do there work((will only have vary few of them it is the same rank as a shadow))but will be sent out to capture new slaves Dark minion- They are the newly accepted member's of the guild and will be sent to rob people follower - They are trying to prove them self's worthy of joining Reason the guild was made: To keep the good at edge to give all of these's new guard groups a job and to give city guard's a reason to patrol there area and there road's. to keep them on edge. and to add more rp. And spice up the whole every one wanting to be a good guy or the next hero it's getting quite annoying Reason for joining the guild: to kill some people/rob them to keep the bad guy's alive .To make people fear you or just to seek knowledge,power,land,honor the chose is up to you App OOC mine craft username: do you have have Skype (leave Skype name if yes) or ts: Country: Age: IC Age: Name: Reason for joining: Are in any other guild if so what guild: none lol Can you use magic? Race((all thought it dosn't matter )): Combat skills: Extra info you wish to share:
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