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  1. An ornate bamboo scroll snaps out, unraveling as rice-paper revealed bold letters, printed clearly for all within the Jade State to peruse: By order of the Zhu, Chen Wenping An election shall be held within the Jade State, allowing those who filled out the Census to campaign for the probability of holding the position of Mayor for the duration of three Dragons months. Section Jit: On Campaigning All campaigns must be entirely legal under law of the Jade State. In order to campaign, the individual must have applied to the most recent Census, otherwise it’d be null and void. The Census as of this day is closed, no further responses being accepted. They may run up to two consecutive terms and no further. Any of the Senate may not campaign to become Mayor. With campaigns, posters can be made and/or speeches, events must be approved by the Ministry of Rites. You must announce your intention to campaign within the first two Dragons days, the following three Dragons days dedicated to the campaigns itself and the last two Dragons days the citizenry voting process. Section Nug: On Privilege and Duties Upon becoming Mayor, they have the privilege of sitting in on Private Senate Meetings. Upon becoming Mayor, they have the privilege of requesting a Senate meeting. Upon becoming Mayor, they have the privilege of recommending someone with outstanding work for a Ministry. Upon becoming Mayor, they have the duty to take petitions from the citizenry before the Senate. Upon becoming Mayor, they have the duty to host at minimum three events during their three Dragons month period in office. Upon becoming Mayor, they have the duty to keep the notice board updated with current events within the Jade State of Yong Ping. The Jade Campaign period will last one Dragons week, from SA 64 to SA 65. [!] A form is attached below for those wishing to declare their intention to campaign.
  2. The Jade Court On Retainership Foreword This written document is meant to expand upon something often practiced within the Jade State, extending unto the Jade Courts in of itself, that of Retainership. In its own way, it is the older version of Wardship, when an individual reaches past the age of majority. A unique position all of its own, one may consider it akin to that of the Gentry in other places, though these individuals and for some families spend their lives and generations working for and tending the family above them. With no official way previous of becoming or declaring that of a Retainer, the Jade Court presents this answer henceforth. Definition of Retainership As to the definition of Retainership, it can differ from family to family, depending upon traditions and culture. Even so, there are some things that it means universally: Oftentimes, a higher-up family would take on a Retainer from another family or an individual on their lonesome. They serve that family to their fullest extent and with the approval of that family, they may approach the Senate with that merit and if passed, be gifted that of the title Baron. What is to be Expected If a family or the courts take on a Retainer, it does not always end in that of Nobility for the Retainer, and for some, this may be their last chance at raising in class if not. For others, though, Feathood is an option, a document to come soon after this, though first refer to the Five Ways of Ascension in Nobility within Yong Ping. If a family or the courts take on a Retainer, the Retainer is expected to take on varying roles needed by those they serve, though it can often depend upon the abilities of the Retainer themself. It is not an easy feat to do so. If a family or the courts take on a Retainer, they are responsible for their well-being and actions, for better or worse. Ex, if one such family takes on an individual as a Retainer, and this Retainer is recognized by the Zhu for a feat of honor, it’d reflect back on the family that took them in as a merit though the same can be said as to a demerit, as is to two sides of a coin. If the courts take on a Retainer, they are not afforded the rights of Nobility, nor the duties that a family may have. Though, it is a unique position allowing the Leading Lady of the Courts to bequeath rights of Nobility to the individual that may not otherwise be an option under that of a Family. If the courts take on a Retainer, they may often work within it for some time, having taken on some form of position best suited to their talents. At the behest of the Leading Lady of the Courts, they may be presented to the Senate and if passed, they can be gifted that of Nobility. A difficult process in itself. If a family takes on a Retainer, the Retainer takes on the duties of Nobility listed within Nobility Within Yong Ping and are afforded certain rights of Nobility to aid them in their position; the privilege of using a Champion in an Honor Duel, the privilege of seeking a Private Meeting with the Senate, i.e at the behest of their sponsor family, the ability to take on one Ward of their own, the requesting of YPA guards for the family if under danger and the privilege of having the ability to sit within the families dedicated seat in a public meeting, refer to Rights of Nobility for the aforementioned above. If a family takes on a Retainer, if they are presented before the Senate with the prior approval of the family and be gifted that of Nobility, it counts as a Merit upon their family and that of the family that took them in. If that of Nobility is to be denied, depending on the circumstances behind so, a demerit may be taken from the family and Retainer both. How to Become or Take on a Retainer If one such individual, family or the court itself wishes to take on or become a Retainer, there is an official process to go about it. Henceforth, we will expand on how to do so below. The Seeking Individual If an individual wishes to become that of a Retainer, they need not be Nobility nor Commoner but simply someone that lives within the borders of the Jade State. Open to those with and without families, it is meant to be on a broad spectrum. It often helps if this individual had first been a Ward beneath the family in question. So long as this is achieved, they may go through any of the following processes. Noble Families For a noble family to take on a Retainer, there are a few things that must be met first. They must inform the Leading Lady of the Courts of their intention to take them on as a Retainer, so that documentation can be made as to whether later down the line, the individual may count as a merit or demerit to the family. Unofficial Retainers taken on may not be granted a merit, nor the gift of Nobility at the end of their tenure. This includes Retainers taken on past that of the allotted limit per family. After taking on that of a Retainer, if the family wishes to remove them from their purview, they must inform the Leading Lady of the Courts so as to document this. The Jade Court For the Jade Court to take on a Retainer, an interview must first take place as to whether they’d be a good fit for the Jade Courts. An interview can be sought via the Directorate of Servitude, alongside the Senior and Junior Ladies of the Courts. If they see the individual fit to become that of a Retainer, the individual is presented to the Leading Lady of the Courts, so that documentation may be made. There is not a limit to Retainers the Jade Court may take on. Afterword With the elaboration as to how that of Retainership works, alongside the general processes and ways of becoming them out to the public as a whole, we look forward to the ever-present expansion of the Jade Courts. Keep a careful eye out on documents following these, namely on that of Feathood. Signed, Chen Yunya, the Auspicious Minister of Interior and Revenue of the Jade State of Yong Ping, Nushi of the Chen Household and Leading Lady of the Courts and Arts.
  3. An ornate bamboo scroll snaps out, unraveling as rice-paper revealed bold letters, printed clearly for all within the Jade State to peruse: By order of the Prosperous Zhu, Chen Wenping A census shall be held within the Jade State, taking count of those who live within our boundaries and taking place every three Dragons months. Section Jit: The Jade Census This census will last the duration of three Dragons months before being considered expired. To be considered part of the Census, you must hold a permanent address within the Jade State. All heads of Household will have one Dragons week to fill out a separate form, detailing who lives in their household. Each individual is required to fill out the census, even those part of a familial household. Section Nug: Citizens Rights They will be granted the ability to vote in elections brought before the citizenry. Such as; the Mayor, ie. an individual to represent the citizenry with the ability to speak directly with the Zhu’s Senate Council. They are given citizens rights referred to in the Official Laws of Yong Ping. The Jade Census will last three Dragons months, from year SA 63 to SA 75. Individual Census Form Head of Household Census Form
  4. The Jade Court On Wardship Foreword This written document is meant to expand upon something often practiced within the Jade State, extending unto the Jade Courts in of itself, that of Wardship. A way to learn things you might not otherwise get the chance to, for those of Nobility to showcase their ways and to afford those a chance to raise in class and lifestyle. With the onslaught of questions from families and individuals alike, the Jade Court presents this answer henceforth. Definition of Wardship As to the definition of Wardship, it can differ from family to family, depending upon traditions and culture. Even so, there are some things that it means universally: Wardship is something that those of commonhood or nobility both could partake in. It is when a Higher-Ranking family, namely a Count and up, takes on a child from a young age who is then raised amongst their family members as one would their own child. Upon reaching the age of majority, they would have that merit which they could bring before the Senate and if passed, be gifted that of the title Baron. What is to be Expected If a family or the courts take on a Ward, it does not always end in that of Nobility for the Ward, though there is a next step after going through the process, that of Retainership, which will be expanded upon at a later date. If a family or the courts take on a Ward, the ward is expected to take on varying tasks or jobs set forth by the family in order to continue to earn the privilege of Wardship. If a family or the courts take on a Ward, they are responsible for their well-being and actions, for better or worse. Ex, if one such family takes on an individual as a ward, and this ward is recognized by the Zhu for a feat of honor, it’d reflect back on the family that took them in as a merit though the same can be said as to a demerit, as is to two sides of a coin. If the courts take on a Ward, they are not afforded the rights of Nobility, nor the duties that a family may have. Though, it is a unique position allowing the Leading Lady of the Courts to bequeath rights of Nobility to the individual that may not otherwise be an option under that of a Family. If the courts take on a Ward, upon the age of majority they may be presented by the Leading Lady of the Courts to the Senate and if passed, they can be gifted that of Nobility. Most often, though, you may see a Ward going onto take a position within the Courts itself affording them many opportunities. If a family takes on a Ward, the ward takes on the duties of Nobility listed within Nobility Within Yong Ping and are afforded certain rights of Nobility to aid them in their position; the privilege of using a Champion in an Honor Duel, the privilege of seeking a Private Meeting with the Senate, i.e at the behest of their sponsor family and the privilege of having the ability to sit within the families dedicated seat in a public meeting, refer to Rights of Nobility under Nobility in Yong Ping for the aforementioned above. If a family takes on a Ward, if they are to go before the Senate upon the age of majority and be gifted that of Nobility, it counts as a Merit upon their family and that of the family that took them in. If that of Nobility is to be denied, depending on the circumstances behind so, a demerit may be taken from the family and Ward both. How to Become or Take on a Ward If one such individual, family or the court itself wishes to take on or become a Ward, there is an official process to go about it. Henceforth, we will expand on how to do so below. The Seeking Individual If an individual wishes to become that of a Ward, they need not be Nobility nor Commoner but simply someone that lives within the borders of the Jade State. Open to those with and without families, it is meant to be on a broad spectrum, though if already part of a family familial permission is first needed in order to undergo the process. So long as this is achieved, they may go through any of the following processes. Noble Families For a noble family to take on a ward, there are a few things that must be met first. If the ward has a family of their own, familial permission must first be gotten. They must inform the Leading Lady of the Courts of their intention to take them on as a Ward, so that documentation can be made as to whether later down the line, the individual may count as a merit or demerit to the family. Unofficial Wards taken on may not be granted a merit, nor the gift of Nobility at the end of their tenure. This includes wards taken on past that of the allotted limit per family. After taking on that of a Ward, if the family wishes to remove them from their care, they must inform the Leading Lady of the Courts so as to document this. The Jade Court For the Jade Court to take on a Ward, an interview must first take place as to whether they’d be a good fit for the Jade Courts. An interview can be sought via the Directorate of Servitude, alongside the Senior and Junior Ladies of the Courts. If they see the individual fit to become that of a Ward, familial permission must be obtained, followed by presenting the individual to the Leading Lady of the Courts, so that documentation may be made. There is not a limit to wards the Jade Court may take on. Afterword With the elaboration as to how that of Wardship works, alongside the general processes and ways of becoming them out to the public as a whole, we look forward to the ever-present expansion of the Jade Courts. Keep a careful eye out on documents following these, namely on that of Retainers. Signed, Chen Yunya, the Auspicious Minister of Interior and Revenue of the Jade State of Yong Ping, Nushi of the Chen Household and Leading Lady of the Courts and Arts.
  5. POSITIONS OF THE JADE COURT FOREWORD Previously documented is that of the Overview of the Jade Court, detailing the varying positions within that of the Court itself. Today this document is created so as to showcase who holds these positions as of current, alongside which are still open. Leading Lady of the Court As to what the role consists of and does, refer to Overview of the Jade Court. Held by: Nushi Yunya of the Chen Household, @tadabug2000, tadabug2000, beautifulwatty#6584 Senior Court Lady As to what the role consists of and does, refer to Overview of the Jade Court. Held by: Danshaku Izanami Kamiyama, @GammaRose, Gammanokia, NOEL∆NI#0258 Junior Court Lady As to what the role consists of and does, refer to Overview of the Jade Court. Held by: The Jade Directorate of the Temple As to what the role consists of and does, refer to Overview of the Jade Court. Held by: Gong Ren of the Tianrui Household, @Moo_bot, Moo_Bot, Coffee.exe [BOT]#5456 The Jade Directorate of Ceremonies As to what the role consists of and does, refer to Overview of the Jade Court. Held by: Shishaku Akemi of the Watanabe Household, @Moonish_Imp, Moonish_Imp, Moonish_Imp#1468 The Jade Directorate of Court Seals As to what the role consists of and does, refer to Overview of the Jade Court. Held by: The Jade Directorate of Servitude As to what the role consists of and does, refer to Overview of the Jade Court. Held by: Nushi Linli of the Ishikawa Household, @discojazz, Discojazz, jazzie#3925 A Jade Court Curator As to what the role consists of and does, refer to Overview of the Jade Court. Held by: Vespira L., @PrincessSnowie, PrincessSnowie, PrincessSnowie#0848 Danshaku Edict Kin, @Hopesky123, Animewolf0080, Anime_Wolf#0080 The Jade Court Goat Caretaker As to what the role consists of and does, refer to Overview of the Jade Court. Held by: Guizu Xue of the Chen Household, @mrfruit_4, mrfruit_4, mr.fruit#5488 Guizu Zavar of the Tianrui Household, @ColonelKuehl1, ColonelKuehl1, ColonelKuehl#6302 AFTERWORD With the filling of the ranks of the Jade Court, we look forward to further expansions taking place and the prosperity of the Jade State. Signed, Chen Yunya, the Auspicious Minister of Interior and Revenue of the Jade State of Yong Ping, Nushi of the Chen Household and Leading Lady of the Courts and Arts.
  6. Those of the Jade State of Yong Ping had no need to gather as the New Century Festival commenced, already packed together due to the creatures who had hastily taken over their city. Ever different then the previous Century, and yet the same, as they’d been packed akin to sardines in the district of Tai Ping. Conflict followed them in both instances, as some things never did change and yet, so much was indeed different. And yet as they began their celebrations, bringing a moment of respite in their long years, it all began with a retelling of the Story of the Nian. An age old curse that has followed them no matter the lands they made our home, a creature of varying forms, hardly recognizable without the warnings passed on by the generations before them. With the mention of the Nian, perhaps akin to that of a dinners gong being rung, it had appeared. Having taken on a new form then it did the previous century, the tired denizens of the Jade State took up arms, weapons and firecrackers at the ready, ever-more prepared than the last Century to defend their home and their state. And so the battle raged on, the Nian heralded off for perhaps another century and a blessing in of itself came in the process. With the leaving of the Nian, so did the rest of these creatures inhabiting their fair city. Had they feared the creature that haunted them so? Or perhaps these creatures moved on with the time of things? Nonetheless, the city was now free once more and the celebrations truly began.
  7. FASHION IN THE JADE COURT FOREWORD Upon the introduction of the Jade Court, there has been a series of raised questions on that of expected appearance of the Nobility of the Jade State of Yong Ping and those who attend its courts. That of varying dress can relay many a thing with only that of a brief glance and we wish to elaborate on this more today. Clothing in the Jade Court In previous documents, an in-depth account as to clothing worn within the Jade State in the varying cultures, alongside that of hair-dos has been made. Keeping that in mind, we aim to not reiterate what is already known but instead expand upon it as a whole. On Furs Furs are something that have begun to make their debut in the courts, consisting of varying types and with peculiarities to them. The collected furs most often come from animals found within the Jade States borders, though some may be outsourced from other locations. A heavy ban on killing these animals are in place, instead the preference being sending workers out to collect shedded fur and to care for these varying animals. Bison Fur The Bisons of Yong Ping have been an animal the State has long cared for, mainly using them in assistance of caring for the farms along the walls of the Jade State. A territorial being, it takes quite a bit of time to establish trust between the Bison herd and oneself. Once this trust is established, though, workers are sent out to wash and care for the Bisons, brushing them down as they shed in the Spring and bringing back the collected fur. Panda Fur Most commonly found roaming the Sakura forests, the Pandas of Yong Ping are something newer to the Jade State overall. As the nation grows to understand the animals, a revelation has been made, mainly being that the Pandas shed year-long and are not limited to certain seasons as other animals may be. Under work, though being established, workers are starting to be sent out to care for the beings, washing and brushing them as they do the Bison. On Accessories With any outfit, something to complement the wearer is seen as a must. Providing an outlet of creativity and beauty, each varying piece is meant to aid in the outfit as a whole and not detract from the view. Hairpieces Fa-zan | Kanzashi | Binyeo These specific hairpieces mentioned are hairpins, mentioned in the order of language; Li-Ren, Oyashiman and Hyeol-Yeon. Quite notably, within all of the aforementioned cultures, there is a Coming of Age ceremony that comes with wearing a hairpin. Until an individual reaches 15, this includes men and women alike, they are not to have hairpins in their hair. Upon reaching the age of 15, they undergo what some may call a ‘hairpin initiation’ as a rite of passage. A lovely tradition that comes with this, is that upon one's engagement, they may gift their hairpin to their fiancee as a pledge of their future marriage. After the marriage ceremony, their newly made spouse would place the pin upon their significant other's hair. On the opposite side of the coin, it can be used as a form of love token. Lovers when forced apart would break it in half, each keeping half of the hairpin until reunited. Otherwise, those married but apart for a long time would break the hairpin in half, each keeping their own half. If they meet again in the future, the hairpin is put together once more. Buyao - 步搖 The Buyao is most often an elaborate hairpin, most often made with gold and decorated with highly sought after jewels and carvings. Seawater pearls directly from the Ports or polished jade being a fan favorite, carved designs often consisting of phoenixes, butterflies, birds and other winged animals. Buyao is a piece that would be added to tiaras, giving it further intricacies and faint shaking as one would walk. Shubi - 梳篦 The Shubi are combs made of bamboo, wood or bone more often than not. Intricate detailings would be found along its edges, whether with golden calligraphy, delicately carved lotus flowers or peach blossoms. Depending on the hairstyle preferred, one would pick between a thick-toothed comb or a thin-toothed. Fengguan - 鳳冠 Fengguan, though also known as the ‘phoenix crown’, is one of the most intricate pieces seen from the aforementioned. Inlaid Bokolo feathers, golden carved dragons, beaded pheasants, seawater pearls and auspicious gemstones all find a place within the piece. It is a crown of constant rebirth, never entirely finished as pendants, beads and ribbons are added frequently, making it a heavy piece to wear on any individual's head. Bira-bira Kanzashi - びらびら簪 A two-pronged hairpin with metal strips attached to a rounded piece at the end, mainly consisting of bells, silken flowers braided together and colorful ribbons. The hairpin itself is made of gold or silver, accented with jade, red and pink corals and other auspicious jewels. The wearer's family crest is often stamped on the rounded piece at the end. Hanagushi - 花櫛 Hanagushi is a thin-toothed comb, often made of silver or gold and decorated with folded silk flowers. Varying silk colors are seen most often, giving it a bright visage. More time consuming and uncommon, other silk pieces would be found folded along it, shaping to convey animals or other forms of nature one may find. Pārusanbāsuto - パールサンバーストティアラ The Parusanbasuto is a fringed tiara, with rows of seawater pearls topping it, a larger pearl within the center and layered with varying jewels to form a parure Beneath the pearls is exceptionally thin diamond arrays, all leading up to a top line. Binyeo - 비녀 Binyeo is a hairpin that is long but heavily ornamented, mainly towards the end with intricate shapes and carvings, making the need for it to be well-balanced a hefty one. Often made from gold, silver, brass or amber, the ends piece would have many a contrast of varying colors and materials such as wood, bones and diamonds. Kkoch - 꽃 빗 The Kkoch is a comb most commonly made of ivory, bone, tortoise shell or varying woods. It is thick-toothed, with delicate paintings of lotus flowers, beautiful scenery or scrawling calligraphy decorating its main body. Sinla - 신라 A Sinla is a crown, primarily made of gold, silver or bronze. Abundant use of jade is often used, chains of varying lengths decorating the crown itself and the chains holding blue jade and golden leaves at the ends of it. The crown has tree-like prongs on each side and antler-like prongs on the left and right. Variations are found within it, consisting mainly of varying jades, bones and jewels decorating the piece. AFTERWORD This is meant to be the first of many installations to that of the Jade Court as varying members of Nobility are introduced, our growing ways and traditions will ever be expanded upon, allowing a glimpse into the pillars of the Jade State. As this document is long in of itself, this is only the first part of what is meant to be what I shall lovingly refer to as the Jade Courts Catalogue. May the Jade State of Yong Ping ever prosper. “No mud, no lotus.” Signed, Chen Yunya, the Auspicious Minister of Interior and Revenue of the Jade State of Yong Ping, Nushi of the Chen Household and Leading Lady of the Courts and Arts.
  8. Circa Year 58 of the Second Age, creatures of all sorts descended upon the Jade State of Yong Ping during the Jade Jiandi. Merriment abound, the leading family of the Jade State opened the Jade Jiandi with a matchmaking ball, meant to find matches for their eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Music coasted from the teahouse, upbeat renditions of varying songs on the zither and drinks aplenty made their way about. As some of the opening awkwardness abated, events really got into full swing, loud laughter echoing out as friends and family played varying games. Laughter soon turned to rumbling, the rapid sounds of footsteps and crashing as creatures big and small began their siege of the city. The ground shook with the heavy weight of monsters, the road cracked with the snap of a tail. Valiant as ever, the Yong Ping Army fought these descending creatures off, though supremely outnumbered. Citizens joined the fight, even as those unable to help were escorted to the temple for some semblance of safety. The fight went on. Minutes bled into hours, night soon falling as barricades found their way up around the various district entrances. The Jade State of Yong Ping is alive and teeming with creatures of all sorts, living within their homes, eating their food. With times in such dire straits, a plan is concocted as the Tianrui District is fortified, becoming the nation’s main base of operations. The Jade Gambit shall begin.
  9. The Jade Gambit INTRODUCTION To begin, this post is entirely oocly, meant as a prelude to an event the Jade State of Yong Ping will be implementing. The concept is based around an instance video game, with more to come. For those living or coming to Yong Ping, once this begins, all districts will be closed off except the main district as you enter, the Tianrui District. It starts as a series of creatures all entering the city, whether over the walls or otherwise, requirements must be met to go through the instances that would allow people to begin unlocking more districts. The District Levels The Tianrui Markets Requirements This is our base of operations. It cannot be lost. Players: N/A Key Points: Markets, government building, front gate. The Hirano Farms Requirements A week since the start of the event before anyone can do it. At least one scouting mission first. Players: Min of 5 Key Points: Farmhomes and crops The Zi Ji Slums Requirements For the Hirano district to have been gotten. For two weeks to have gone by since the last district was gotten. At least one scouting mission first. Players: Min of 5 Key Points: Walls, the mine. The Su Weng Military District Requirements For the Zi Ji District to have been gotten. For two weeks to have gone by since the last district was gotten. At least one scouting mission first of the district itself first, a separate mission for supplies from the Long Keep. Players: Min of 7 Key Points: Military keep, more housing. The Chen District Requirements For the Su Weng District to have been gotten. For two weeks to have gone by since the last district was gotten. At least one scouting mission of the district itself. Players: Min of 7 Key Points: More housing. The Jie Lu Ports Requirements For the Chen District to have been gotten. For two weeks to have gone by since the last district was gotten. At least one scouting mission of the district itself. Players: Min of 7 Key Points: More housing. The Watanabe District Requirements For the Jie Lu District to have been gotten. For two weeks to have gone by since the last district was gotten. At least one scouting mission of the district itself, a scouting mission of the enemies main base of operations, a rescue mission of the Goats. Players: Min of 10 Key Points: Save the Goats. Yishu Island Requirements For the Watanabe District to have been gotten. For two weeks to have gone by since the last district was gotten. At least one scouting mission of the district itself, a separate mission to take back the ferry, a siege of the Chen tower, unlock and free the city. Players: Min of 10 Key Points: Ferries and trade, unlock the city. MECHANICS The Tianrui District is in essence like Cloud Temple, at least in this eventline, monsters cannot get into it or otherwise and it cannot be lost. The first week of the event, district unlocking cannot begin just yet. Requirements must be met first before a team can attempt unlocking a district. Districts can be attempted to be unlocked every two weeks. Even after a district is gotten, if upkeep is not done, it can still be lost. RPly, people will not have access to their homes in the districts. OOCly, they can still store things and get to it. Taxes will not happen during this, after all, y’all rply don’t even have your homes. Challenges may include but are not limited to: -Monsters infesting the docks and climbing out of the water, preventing any further trade and immigrations, this one is for the murder hobos. -Monsters creeping through the slums, making for a dangerous horror-game-esque eventline. -Farms are ravaged, crippling the city’s food supply. This will require strategy to root out and keep out monsters, then keep farmers and farms safe. The eventline has not begun yet, you will know when it does. If you are interested in helping with the eventline: forum posts, builds, mats, planning and hosting the events themselves or otherwise, dm me at tadabug2000 or beautifulwatty#6584.
  10. THE YONG PING ARMY the Warriors of Yong Ping DEFINITION The People’s Army of Yong Ping, also named the Yong Ping Army, are a force of volunteering and conscripted citizens alongside allied mercenaries who have chosen to take up arms in the name of protecting the people of Yong Ping. Whether it be against an internal or external threat, the YPA and its Soldiers are purpose-trained to their specific duties. The most soldiers or regular ranks are familiarly known as Zhànshì or Lion Guard, whilst the commissioned officers are known as Guān or Dragon Guard. The Army has a strict code of honor, which all soldiers regardless of rank must follow. The soldiers stand as a representation of Yong Ping itself, alongside its history and its population. Hence they must portray utmost honor and bravery in every given scenario before them. The Yong Ping Army is divided into two Regiments. Those being the Zhànshì Regiment and the Bushi Regiment. The soldiers and officers of the Zhànshì Regiment specialize in siege work alongside community services, while the counterparts in the Bushi Regiment are trained and exercised specifically in the art of cavalry and tax collection. Both Regiments have a unique culture within them, yet follow the same ranking structure and code of honor: Their purpose is twofold; To serve and protect Yong Ping. HISTORY Formed as a defensive volunteer force conscripted from the City’s population, the Yong Ping Army has stood proudly as a protective barrier against all dangers and threats posed against the people of Yong Ping for many years. The Tianrui zhànshì have long stood a bulwark against that which would harm their people, serving as protectors and monster hunters in the past. With the growth of numbers in their countrymen joining them in the West though, they soon realized they alone could not uphold this duty alone. Tianrui Ren saw to the establishment and training of a civilian defense force in their then resident district in Talon's Port, a group which would be known as the Tai Ping People's Army. The militia at the time was aided in numbers as needed by the Icathian Company, an ally who continues to stand by Yong Ping and her people in valued service to this day. With an even further surge in population and founding of Yong Ping, the YPA was formally established and the handbook written as a guide of conduct and service for all enlisted. New supply requisition was contracted out to the local San Xiong Di Company, outfitting the ranks with the finest the city had to offer. It was also during this time that two main regiments were established. The Zhànshì, a regiment of Li-Ren under the command of then Duhu Tinarui Ren specializing in siege equipment and civil service; and the Bushi, a regiment of Oyashimans under the command of then Sōchō Masamune Musashi specializing in cavalry and tax collection. Whilst specializing in different categories, the two served the same purpose and remain flexible in duty to fill needs as required. In modern Yong Ping, the Zhànshì regiment serves as the sole pillar of the YPA in both law enforcement and city defense under the command of Duhu Tianrui Ryu. Stationed in the east wall side Long Keep, the crimson and gold uniform can be seen patrolling all districts as symbols of safety and security in the Jade State. BENEFITS After joining the Army of Yong Ping, the soldiers receive a number of benefits. These are: ⦁ A tax reduction for housing within Yong Ping ⦁ Yearly payment in form of minae ⦁ Free healthcare for treatments of any kind ⦁ Material benefits for the soldier’s specific needs ⦁ Free equipment maintained by the Army ⦁ Access to facilities and amenities of Long Keep HOW TO JOIN To join the Yong Ping Army, fill out the following form with your information: Minecraft Username: Discord Username: (Can be omitted from public application if sent via forum PM) Character Name: Character Age: Citizenship: (Yes/No) Reason for application:
  11. OVERVIEW OF THE JADE COURT FOREWORD Upon the introduction of Nobility within the Jade State of Yong Ping, a Jade Court has formed. With the goal of introducing various things and aspects of life to the newly named Nobility of Yong Ping; a series of measures have been taken to set up what is sure to be a good time. In order to achieve this, a number of positions are being introduced and will be granted to those taking an active part in the initial setup of the Jade Courts. Leading Lady of the Court The Leading Lady of the Court is the highest ranking court position in the Jade Court, they are an individual that takes on a role different than that of the Senate in court matters, ensuring a standard is met for that of the Nobility of the Jade State of Yong Ping. Tasked with setting the example, they are expected to keep up and set the standard for those to follow. They ensure the court is running smoothly with all the essentials it may need. Alongside this, is the hiring of Senior and Junior Court ladies meant to act as a second in all aspects of the Courts. Senior Court Lady The Senior Court Lady is the second highest ranking court position in the Jade Court, they are an individual directly hired by the Leading Lady of the Court and is someone meant to work closely with them with the upkeep of standards and expectations. They conduct the interviews of the heads of the Jade Directorate, are in charge of the updating of Court staff for the public, alongside keeping on top of Court matters. Junior Court Lady The Junior Court Lady of the Jade Court can be a tedious role, as the third highest ranking court position, they are tasked with a primarily management role. Helping to conduct interviews for the lower positions of the Courts, namely Wards and Retainers, they then bring this to the upper-levels for approval. Alongside this is the organization of the courts, keeping a close eye on Court matters and doing the various tasks delegated to them by their higher-ups. The Jade Directorate of the Temple The Jade Directorate of the Temple is hired directly by the Senior Court Lady and is in charge of the expansion of religion within the Jade State of Yong Ping. They are to direct ceremonies in the temple itself, keep to the care of Monks quarters and introduce new Monks to the way of Temple life. The Jade Directorate of Ceremonies The Jade Directorate of Ceremonies is hired directly by the Senior Court Lady and is in charge of various events and matters within the Court. They are tasked with the introduction of games, traditions and to ensure each thing is more exciting then the last. They are to interview and speak with potential Curators of the Jade Court and to introduce new and fun ways of doing things. The Jade Directorate of Court Seals The Jade Directorate of Court Seals is hired directly by the Senior Court Lady and is in charge of the court archives, the keeping of important documents and the introduction of new ones. They are to keep the Court relevant, with the finding of various art pieces, bringing forth traditions old and new and keeping a keen eye to our history. The Jade Directorate of Servitude The Jade Directorate of Servitude is hired directly by the Senior Court Lady and is in charge of the lower levels of the court, interviewing potential Servants and other various positions such as the Court Goat Caretaker and delegating them their tasks. Ensuring the court is fully stocked with necessities, they are to keep the cabinets full, the lower positions running smoothly and ensure the Court standards are upheld. A Jade Court Retainer A Jade Court Retainer is one that doesn’t come directly beneath a Noble family of the Jade State but instead under the Jade Court itself. They do not have specific tasks set, as Retainers can be hired on for any number of reasons, depending on talent and ability. They are called upon when their particular set of talents are needed within the Courts, i.e. varying performances, origami work. A Jade Court Ward A Jade Court Ward is one that doesn’t come directly beneath a Noble family of the Jade State but instead the Jade Court itself. They are often set menial tasks, giving them an education as they’re raised amongst the courts. They’ll often be found delivering missives, being set tasks from varying Directorates, among other things that’ll allow them to learn the ins and outs of the Court at a young age. A Jade Court Curator A Jade Court Curator is not a direct part of the Court but still an important position in of itself. They are interviewed and can come from any settlement or nation, provided they have something valuable to offer. This can be mainly considered a merchant role, where artists may be invited in, jewelers or other various skills certified to sell within the Jade Court. A Jade Court Servant A Servant of the Jade Court can mean a variety of things, as they are set a variety of tasks from those of the Directorate. Most often, you’d see them conducting tea ceremonies for the various meetings happening within the Court, ensuring a standard of cleanliness is upkept and serving during various functions. The Jade Court Goat Caretaker A highly important and respected position is that of the Court Goat Caretaker, the Goats within the Jade State have become a national animal that the government and citizenry alike strives to protect and care for. The Jade Court Goat Caretaker is to ensure the housing and cleanliness of Goats, their protection from any would-be harmers, training and other various measures that would need to be taken to constitute proper care. AFTERWORD With the creation of the Jade Court, there is much work to come. Those of varying talents and skill sets are welcome as we usher in a new era under the reforms of the Jade State. As each pillar we shall soon stand steady upon is constructed, we will need the people, you, to help us in this endeavor. With the official announcement of positions, the Jade Court begins their search for those to take us high and prosper. “No mud, no lotus.” Signed, Chen Yunya, the Auspicious Minister of Interior and Revenue of the Jade State of Yong Ping and Leading Lady of the Courts and Arts.
  12. An ornate bamboo scroll snaps out, unraveling as rice-paper revealed bold letters, printed clearly for all within the Jade State to peruse: By order of the Prosperous Zhu, Tianrui Ryu The citizenry votes for the next Mayor shall be conducted and held within the Jade State, allowing those who filled out the Census to vote for their peoples representative and Mayor, lasting a duration of three Dragons days. Section Jit: On Voting In order to vote, an individual must have applied to the most recent Census, otherwise it’d be null and void. If the Census had not been filled out, the individual must wait until the next Census comes out. A voter must be of the age sixteen and above. The Jade Mayoral Campaign voting period will last two Dragons days before being closed. [!] A form is attached below for those wishing to vote.
  13. A young Li-Ren’s depicting of the Savoyard Court [!]A random poster of people screaming about cannons and stomping on each other is drawn[!] Below would be some sloppy words, the person not quite educated in the language. “They scream loud, CANNON CANNON CANNON MICHAEL!! Who is cannon they speak of? Does someone own cannon? Is cannon big? Where does one get cannon? The church sell cannon?” People died for cannon merchant. Said cannon wasn’t right, legitimate Michael was rightful cannon merchant Lots of shouting in cannon shop Cannon merchant got away, Was told that shortman worked with cannons Dwarves with cannons? Did shortman also Have cannon merchants? A stamped seal lays on bottom of the poster, with a large ? above it.
  14. An ornate bamboo scroll snaps out, unraveling as rice-paper revealed bold letters, printed clearly for all within the Jade State to peruse: By order of the Prosperous Zhu, Tianrui Ryu An election shall be held within the Jade State, allowing those who filled out the Census to campaign for the probability of holding the position of Mayor for the duration of three Dragons months. Section Jit: On Campaigning All campaigns must be entirely legal under law of the Jade State. In order to campaign, the individual must have applied to the most recent Census, otherwise it’d be null and void. The Census as of this day is closed, no further responses being accepted. They may run up to two consecutive terms and no further. Any of the Senate may not campaign to become Mayor. With campaigns, posters can be made and/or speeches, events must be approved by the Ministry of Rites. You must announce your intention to campaign within the first two Dragons days, the following three Dragons days dedicated to the campaigns itself and the last two Dragons days the citizenry voting process. Section Nug: On Privilege and Duties Upon becoming Mayor, they have the privilege of sitting in on Private Senate Meetings. Upon becoming Mayor, they have the privilege of requesting a Senate meeting. Upon becoming Mayor, they have the privilege of recommending someone with outstanding work for a Ministry. Upon becoming Mayor, they have the duty to take petitions from the citizenry before the Senate. Upon becoming Mayor, they have the duty to host at minimum three events during their three Dragons month period in office. Upon becoming Mayor, they have the duty to keep the notice board updated with current events within the Jade State of Yong Ping. The Jade Campaign period will last one Dragons week, from SA 53 to SA 54 of the Deep Cold. [!] A form is attached below for those wishing to declare their intention to campaign.
  15. An ornate bamboo scroll snaps out, unraveling as rice-paper revealed bold letters, printed clearly for all within the Jade State to peruse: By order of the Prosperous Zhu, Tianrui Ryu A census shall be held within the Jade State, taking count of those who live within our boundaries and taking place every three Dragons months. Section Jit: The Jade Census This census will last the duration of three Dragons months before being considered expired. Once the census is posted, those have one Dragons week to fill it out to be considered valid. To be considered part of the Census, you must hold a permanent address within the Jade State. All heads of Household will have one Dragons week to fill out a separate form, detailing who lives in their household. Each individual is required to fill out the census, even those part of a familial household. Section Nug: Citizens Rights A. They will be granted the ability to vote in elections brought before the citizenry. Such as; the Mayor, ie. an individual to represent the citizenry with the ability to speak directly with the Zhu’s Senate Council. B. They are given citizens rights referred to in the Jade State of Yong Pings laws. The Jade Census will last three Dragons months, from SA 52 to SA 63 of the Deep cold. Individual Census Form Head of Household Census Form
  16. With Tianrui Ryus campaign to be the next Zhu made public, the Chen Household has decided to support him full-heartedly as they did his predecessor, Tianrui Ren. As with support, comes means of how they'll do so, especially with the various things being introduced to the Jade State. They have taken note that compared to the last Zhus focus on religion, this one in particular is focused on that of the Military, these following gifts meant to symbolize that. Approval gotten and gained, the Chens as a whole offer this to the next Zhu of the Jade State of Yong Ping and watch on to be sure he uses it well. Various flyers meant to show those who they'd be voting for A chest worth of iron dedicated to the military from their very own stores. A chest worth of meat provisions dedicated to the military from their very own stores. A blade that had been used by the first Zhu, Li Xiuying, herself. And Long in the works, the government farmhouse will be revealed with well-kept horses meant for the military, alongside a way to further the meat stores longterm. With this stated, they hope to see his time as Zhu to be a prosperous one. Signed, Wenping of the Chen Household, Patriarch of the Chens and Minister of Justice. 陈 文平 Yunya of the Chen Household, Minister of Interior and leading lady of the Arts.
  17. Created and published by Chen Yunya Transcribed by some poor passerby ┏━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┓ 冰冻三尺,非一日之寒。 Bīngdòng sān chǐ, fēi yīrì zhī hán. "It takes more than one cold day for a river to freeze a meter deep." ┗━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┛ ┏━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┓ 吃得苦中苦,方为人上人。 Chī dé kǔzhōngkǔ, fāng wéi rénshàngrén. Enduring deepening pain is how man ascends. ┗━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┛
  18. -x- You may not know me, but you should! I am the one and only Li Xiufeng! Naturally, my family is well known around our glorious state. But, I don't think everyone knows enough. Read on and educate yourself more on the best family in all of Young Ping! The Zhu, Bestest teacher, and the best bestest A-Yi, -x- Li Xiuying, illustrated with love and care by the great artist Li Xiufeng -x- As everyone should know, this is my A-Yi and is also the Zhu of the Jade State! She is super duper nice, patient, a little old, and patient, and teaches me. I do not know where I would be without my A-Yi. Maybe I wouldn't be as famous or smart. No one can replace my A-Yi! She is also the leader of my home and Yong Ping! She's a god, I saw her fly once. Ex-Minister, bestest best best Baba, -x- Li Xiahong, illustrated with love and care by the great artist Li Xiufeng -x- This is the famous Xiufeng's Baba! He is the super nicest like my A-Yi but always pesters me about school and studies which is really annoying and boring but A-Yi says he does it because he loves me! I love him very much and he makes very okay food. He always teaches me out to treat others and it has made me into the super cool person I am today. The Famous Xiufeng's Mei-mei, the bestest friend, -x- Li He Ying, illustrated with love and care by the great artist Li Xiufeng -x- This is the famous Xiufeng's Mei-mei! Her name is He Ying and is really loud but not with her voice but with her drum! She is the bestest musician and is going to take over the word with her drum! Baba gets mad because she plays late at night but I really like it because it helps me sleep because it sounds nice. She is the bestest Mei-Mei! The Famous Xiufeng's Jie-Jie, -x- Li Mei Lin, illustrated with love and care by the great artist Li Xiufeng -x- This is the famous Xiufeng's Jie-Jie. Her name is Mei Lin. She is a little mean and smells a little funky but, I, Xiufeng, am the bigger smaller person and pay no mind to the negativity. I love her a little not a lot but I love her! Baba makes us behave good and his good teaching made both of us cool! The Famous Xiufeng's Di-di, -x- Li Xiao Huan, illustrated with love and care by the great artist Li Xiufeng -x- This is the famous Xiufeng's Di-di! His name is Xiao Huan! He only came into my world a little bit of years ago and is a little sticky and a lot gross but Baba said I have to be nice! Even though he is a little dumb, I, Xiufeng, love him with all my heart! Maybe one day he can be cool but he will have to try really hard because he has a long way to go. -x- The honorable Li Xiufeng, speaker of all things speakable, truth sayer of all things sayable, smart person of all things knowledgable illustrated with love and care by the great artist Li Xiufeng -x-
  19. [!] Invites marked with a crimson wax seal of fire 火 would be sent to all residents of Almaris, bearing with it a painting depicting a spectacle of fireworks fired over a sea of fire. [OOC CREDIT: Hosai Baido 1848-1920 'Fire Fighters Brigade' ] Evil lurks amongst the land as the cold winds of Spring dissipate to welcome the hot breeze of Summer. To lower the risk of wildfires, decrease the chances of wild animals decimating farmer's crops, and remove any cover where evil may hide, the people of Yong Ping will be hosting their first Yamayaki Mountain Burning in the mix with a Summer Festival. The Yamayaki Summer Festival will last for a number of three dragon days, preparing the earth for the last day where a mass-controlled fire will take place in the forest east of Yong Ping. Yamayaki Summer Festival Itinerary [OOC CREDIT: Firemen of Edo] [OOC: Friday 6:00 PM EST] The Ring-Around Race The Ring-Around Race is a massive two-player obstacle course taking place outside the walls of Yong Ping, consisting of four parts that require both players' participation. [MATERIALS & INFO ] 1) Player 1 will be blindfolded and handed a bucket 2) Player 2 is a guide that helps Player 1 navigate the obstacle course Further divulged at the event, players in teams of two will need to race around the nation of Yong Ping, starting from the west wall to the south, east, and North. The first to make it across the finish line will be awarded the prize-winning sum of 20 mina each and a trophy. The Beginning Summer Festival Show Part of the festival's booths and entertainment has been arranged at the North wall, sandwiched between the Sakura Forest and Yong Ping. With a vast variety of food and games set up at every stall, guests are more than welcomed to watch the Geisha show that will be performed later in the evening, accompanied by a firework show to end the night. [OOC: Saturday 5:30 PM EST] The Mid-Day Summer Festival Show Starting our event off with a bang, the Geishas of Yong Ping will perform a live show for the audience before the fireworks ceremony. Shortly after, the Grand Hunt will begin. The Grand Hunt Clearing the North Forest for the Yamayaki Mountain Burning is no easy task, so the citizens of Yong Ping invite all of Almaris to come and join in this festive hunt. Participants may group themselves into teams no larger than four members or can go solo throughout their rounds. The hunters who gather the most game within the borders of Yong Ping (boars, foxes, sheep, cow, pigs) will be rewarded with a trophy and the prize sum of 20 mina. (OOC: Instructions will be further divulged at the event. There will be no guides; this is an all-day event; participants will be provided chests to lock themselves for later inspection. The winner will be declared the following day VIA the forum post and at the Yamayaki Mountain Burning.) [OOC: Sunday 6:00 PM EST] The Yamayaki Mountain Burning + Festival Land cleared and appropriately prepared, a controlled fire will brush through the earth accompanied by a long firework show and geisha performance. Participants are more than welcome to help with the mountain burning so long as they do not spread the fire outside the controlled region. Later in the evening, those who have helped with the Yamayaki Mountain Burning will be rewarded with a Fire-Fighter Medal. Food, drinks, and entertainment will be set up for the viewers' convenience and a seating area to enjoy the firework show. Any acts of arson outside of the controlled region will be viewed as criminal behavior and shall be subjugated under national law.
  20. The Festival of Paper [!] Delicate flyers would find themselves being spread across all Almaris from Yong Ping, telling of a festival taking place primarily within the Tianrui Teahouse. Festivities Origami - The Serene Art of Paper Folding The beginning of the festival shall start with the festival-goers filing into the teahouse, origami paper prepared at every place on every table. A teacher shall be at the head of the seating area, showing off the Oyashiman art of the paper folding craft and teaching a simple bit of the art to others. Envelopes of Wishes Envelopes will be given to everyone participating in the festival, along with sheets of blank paper and writing utensils. The envelopes, unlike the red ones often used in larger Yong Ping events and given to others, are not colored in any way. The festival goers are to write a wish upon their paper before placing it into their given envelope. The envelope is then sealed with the mark of a deer for good luck. The wish, however, is meant to be kept secret, for only the wisher and the envelope itself to know the contents. Otherwise, the wish shall not come true. The wisher is to keep the envelope until their wish comes true, then after they can do whatever they wish with said letter, but it is still recommended to keep it safe in their home. Decoration of Lanterns After the sealing of the wishing envelopes, pre-made lanterns will be sold to those wishing to decorate one. The lanterns are light and delicate, so only light paints or pencil sketches are recommended. The decorator can then either send their lantern off into the sky by lighting a candle within the lantern, or take it home to hang within their abode. Gongbi - Ink Brush Art The old art of Gongbi, or merely ink brush art, is a stylized way to create art using only a few simple materials. Festival goers will be able to purchase a Gongbi kit of their own in order to create such art, and be informed of the various styles of such as well. Fan Decoration Sensu fans shall be given to anyone attending the festival, made from light bamboo wood and strong, thick paper. The fans can be left as is for the simplicity, or they can be decorated to the owner’s content. For a possible decoration, if a pair wished to write their initials onto a single fan, the act is said to bring the two together as a prosperous couple. OOC: There will be an auction of mina on whoever wants art and/or pixel art of the design described on their fans. The art shall be made by Moo_bot aka Coffee.exe [BOT]#5456 and prizes go to the three highest bidders. 1st Prize - Illustration & Pixel Art 2nd Prize - Illustration 3rd Prize - Pixel Art Samples of the art: Foods The foods and drinks served during the festival shall be provided by the teahouse the the festival is hosted within. The normal foods from the teahouse will be available, but so will Onigiri and Mochi placed in origami lunch boxes for easy taking and purchase. Signed, Li Xiahong, Minister of Rites Tianrui Carla OOC: The festival shall be held Sunday, June 13th, at 3pm EST
  21. SPRING SAKURA FESTIVAL [!] Invites would be sent around all of Xin Zhou [Almaris] with colourful depictions of the blooming Sakura trees by Yong Ping’s entrance and a dish of enticing Oyashiman cuisine in the foreground. As the sun rises to greet the newly blossomed buds of spring, the people of The Jade State of Yong Ping gather under the cherry blossom trees in feast; celebrating the new season of fertility. This year, the citizens of Yong Ping have prepared a grand event and invite all the residents of Almaris to come and celebrate in the Sakura Festival. Each Saint's Day of the festival will end in a large and grand feast, sharing with everyone the cuisine and culture of both Li-Ren and Oyashiman. It is highly encouraged to refrain from bringing any weapons to the festival- unless they are participating in the Sakura Festival Hunt. Sakura Festival Itinerary OOC: Friday, May 7th, 7 PM EST Mochitsuki Mochi is a delectable sweet that is enjoyed by many of the residents in Yong Ping; however, to make this soft and stretchy treat can be quite tiring. As a test of speed, strength, and endurance, participants paired into teams of two will observe and pound white rice into what is known as mochi. The first team to finish quality mochi will be awarded a one of a kind omamori charm. A demonstration will also be performed to help the participants have a finer grasp. The Yoake Feast The Yoake Feast is the first feast of the annual Sakura Festival. Here, participants will be able to experience some of the large variety of Li-Ren and Oyashiman cuisines while also having a first glance of geisha performance. Guests will be served light alcohol, tea, and juice, and the entrees will consist of seafood, beef, and pork. As a word of caution, any participants who cause loud or major disruptions will be asked to leave and escorted out. The First Fireworks With a colorful spectacle to end the first day of the festival, fireworks will be set off at the bay for the participants to enjoy. It is highly advised that pets are taken elsewhere due to the noise pollution. OOC: Saturday, May 8th Sakura Hunt -- 2 PM EST Under the first blooms of the sakura blossoms, the group of hunters would be approached by a fox beckoning them to a hunt across Almaris. Through the great cherry trees, onwards towards—the sly fox would try to lose their trail. Across the lands, the fearsome hunters will encounter boars, bears, and various fauna to spit roast and enjoy at the end of the hunt. The Hinode Feast + Fireworks Show -- 5 PM EST The Himode Feast is the second feast of the annual Sakura Festival. Here, participants will be able to experience some of the large variety of Li-Ren and Oyashiman cuisines. Guests will be served light alcohol, tea, and juice, and dishes will consist primarily of raw beef and pork to be cooked manually at the feast. As a word of caution, any participants who cause loud or major disruptions will be asked to leave and escorted out. Fashion Show While the guests are feasting, a showcase of the fashion seen in Yong Ping will be on display, and the stage of the teahouse will be turned into a runway as our models strut their silks! OOC: Sunday, May 9th, 5 PM EST The Wen Puppet Show Gather up the children and the whole family, as the Wen household puts on a puppet show for our guests in the teahouse! The Dei Feast + Fireworks Show The Dei Feast is the third feast of the annual Sakura Festival. Here, participants will be able to experience some of the large variety of Li-Ren and Oyashiman cuisines. Guests will be served light alcohol, tea, and juice, and dishes will consist primarily of raw and cooked seafood. As a word of caution, any participants who cause loud or major disruptions will be asked to leave and escorted out. OOC: Monday, May 10th, 5 PM EST Cooking Contest The Higure Feast + Fireworks Show The Higure Feast is the fourth feast of the annual Sakura Festival. Here, participants will be able to experience some of the large variety of Li-Ren and Oyashiman cuisines. Guests will be served light alcohol, tea, and juice, and dishes will consist primarily of soup and noodles. As a word of caution, any participants who cause loud or major disruptions will be asked to leave and escorted out. OOC: Tuesday, May 11th, 5 PM EST Yuyami Feast + Fireworks Show The Yuyami Feast is the fifth and final feast of the annual Sakura Festival. Here, participants will be able to experience some of the large variety of Li-Ren and Oyashiman cuisines while also having a front view seat of the final firework show of the festival the Season of Fertility. Guests will be served only tea, and juice, and dishes will consist primarily of fried and hot dishes. As a word of caution, any participants who cause loud or major disruptions will be asked to leave and escorted out. Drinking Contest For any and all who wish to test the strength of both their stomachs and kidneys, the residents of Yong Ping have collectively prepared a variety of alcoholic drinks to be collectively consumed in contest. For the cost of 5 mina to participate, any participants who are able to hold down their liquor and remain the most sober will win a grand prize of 85% of the earnings collected from those who paid for the event.
  22. CELEBRATION OF NATIONHOOD (Kunisato Utagawa. Kokugikan. 1853. Triptych Color Woodblock Print. Far Eastern Museum, Stockholm.) Our History For the past eight years the people of Yong Ping have sacrificed blood and sweat to bring us here today. Our people began as a humble caravan of migrants, fleeing a dark and colored past. But the pain of many years before is long since gone. The Cathant is but a faint memory in the back of the oldest elves' minds, and the separation of Li-Ren and Oyashiman are equally distant. For the past eight years the people of Yong Ping have worked immeasurably, giving their all so that their people may be safe and experience the new comforts that their home now brings to them. With a robust culture that reflects its diverse people, the arts of Yong Ping are shown in museums across the lands. Our merchants travel far and wide, and our goods find themselves in the homes of the northernmost towns of Alamaris. (Hiroshige Utagawa. Mariko, 20th Station. 1832. Color Woodblock Print.) The People of Yong Ping The backbone of the people of Yong Ping are the farmers and tradesmen, or the San Xiong Di. They feed the people and make wares that serve the people of Yong Ping. From the great walls that shield the city to the weapons in the army, finally in the food sold at innumerable stalls across the city, the humble laborers are celebrated and valued for their work. Next, the merchants are a lively folk. Providing trinkets and materials for common folk to buy, merchants help bring the world to Yong Ping. Whether it be the finest jewelry or Nordlandic decorations, merchants have found a way to provide. Serving the people is an equally noble task as any, and that is no different in Yong Ping. The government has expanded rapidly, with volunteers and officials filling the ranks of every hall of the Great House. Facilitating every aspect of life, these often unseen workers oil the gears of the machine of bureaucracy to keep Yong Ping alive. A Declaration of Sovereignty Today, we the people of Yong Ping, are proud to declare ourselves an equal of any people or polity on Alamaris. Our claims are settled, and our lands defended. We see a bright future for our people, and as such, must elevate ourselves on the world stage. Today we see it fit to declare ourselves The Jade State of Yong Ping. We claim the city of Yong Ping and her fertile fields. We claim the coasts to our sides and the fields north and east. With this declaration, we wish to secure our place in the world, and in history. [永平萬歲萬歲萬萬歲] Credits to KhiteBuilds for ghost writing this for me
  23. MAGIC REGULATION ACT [Year 15th of the Second Age, Malin’s Welcome] In an attempt to clarify the rules around magic use in Yong Ping, this Act will endeavour to protect the safety of citizens within Yong Ping’s walls from any harm brought by magicks. 一。Any form of magic that brings physical, emotional, and/or mental harm upon a citizen of Yong Ping will be dealt with under the clause of ‘Assault’ in Yong Ping’s Laws and taken to court. 二。Magicks that require the harming of another citizen during casting are strictly prohibited and will also be prosecuted under the clause of ‘Assault’ in court. 三。Severe offenders will be punished with banishment if found guilty through trial. 四。Exception to this rule is ghosts have the right to bother exorcists. [Ooc: We're not gonna take away your chance to do ghost hunting rp, just keep it safe and consensual tyvm] 五。This Act is primarily aimed to ensure the safety of our citizens as well as allow magic users safe and responsible practice of their craft. 六。This Act will come into effect immediately. Signed, Li Xiuying Minister of Justice [OOC: TLDR don’t use magic to hurt citizens, unless you’re a ghost trying to do conflict rp with ghost hunters.]
  24. ORPHANS ADOPTION ACT [Year 15th of the Second Age, Malin’s Welcome] In the event that an Orphan decides to reside within the City State of Yong Ping, this Act will bring into place support structures to help them settle into the community. 一。 We hereby define the term ‘Orphan’ as a personage yet to reach the age of adulthood [18] and lacks an existing guardian or parent. This also includes children who have not been claimed by either parent, regardless if the parent is a Yong Ping citizen. 二。Orphans will be taken under the Care of the State, with food and shelter provided. In return, the Orphan will provide service for the State, whether that be military or government related. 三。If an Adult wishes to adopt an Orphan, they must obtain the consent of the Orphan first and acquire an adoption form from any Officer of the Ministry of Justice. 四。Once adopted, the Orphan is expected to take their Guardian’s family name and register under the family name registry. If later on the guardian and dependent wish to separate, they will have to return the Orphan back to the State’s Care if the Orphan is yet to become an adult. 五。This Act is primarily aimed to ensure that children without guardians are properly cared for and raised with a means to support themselves upon reaching adulthood. 六。This Act will come into effect from Year 16th of the Second Age. Signed, Li Xiuying Minister of Justice [OOC: TLDR if you are an orphan you’ll be a state worker until adopted.]
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