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  1. THE ASHGUARD WANTS YOU! authored as of the year 72 S.A. by Marshal Asmund Camian on behalf of the Royal Norlandic Army As peace, stability, security and prosperity once more flock to the Kingdom of Norland, the duty to defend one’s homeland from the dangers from within and beyond our borders grows evermore! Thusly, the call for loyal and pious men and women of our homeland to take up arms in order to defend their people is once more presented to the citizenry of Norland! The Royal Ashguard of the Kingdom of Norland will house, feed, and arm any and all soldiers regardless of rank or wealth. Furthermore, those who have reached the rank of Footmen or above and have served the Kingdom for many dutiful years are entitled to an issue of land from the Kingdom, given at the length of retirement of said individual. In order to serve and fight for King and Country, any willing men and women must fill out the following form: IC: Name: Age: Race: Reason for Enlistment: Special Knowledge: OOC: Discord IGN: Minecraft IGN: [If there are any further questions, hit me up on discord: Hoehlenmensch_HD#1788 or in game: Froschli]
  2. The overtaking of Krew Circa. 14th of Sun’s smile, 71 SA A missive would be spread around all over the North by couriers of clan Sigvardson and clan Steelguard. Clearon Steelguard, with his clan and retinue in hand would be on a routine ride throughout the North, from Haense to Norland. However, this time it would be reported to Clearon, by a member of clan Sigvardson, an empty keep had laid in wait on the outskirts of Norland and near the Ferrymen's territory. Clearon in haste would ride to the keep, of which belonged to the old Baron of Krew, finding none to resist him in his path all the way to the gates and courtyard of the castle. Clearon would look around, finding the castle left pristine, as if someone still had resided there, yet to no avail every home, every corner was searched and none were to be found. The reality of the situation had come over Clearon and his men that they had now become owners of the keep they stood in. They in no time had taken over every part of the keep, every home, every bed, nothing being left. A new banner would be spread over the walls, and the new Lord, Clearon, would begin to do a merry dance along with his men. Clearon and his merry men doing a joyous little dance and song Clearon would soon after retreat away to his new quarters in the keep and thus scribe this very message, and a few others in part to be spread to the following lands of Haense, The Ferrymen Keep, and Norland so they may now know of the new Lord of Castle Krew: Clearon Steelguard. Clearon Steelguard, Lord of Castle Krew
  3. 14th of The Amber Cold, 70 SA While the three branches of Rurikid have rarely seen eye to eye on any matter, every branch can attest that the moot is a time honored tradition. It is not intended to be used as a ploy by cravens who cannot face their relations face to face, who cannot bear the consequences that come with calling all of age Rurikid men into one gathering place. Twice in recent history has the moot been called and twice has it been made a joke of, first by the last king of Norland, Vane Freysson, and now by Ragnvald Ash, formerly of Eiriksson. Every generation grows further distanced from a true understanding of what makes a Ruric a Ruric. We are all descendents of the Prophet. We are all prisoners to the burden of our lineage, the burden of legacy and honor. Lest we forget the Red Scrolls, as the tenets tell us: Do what is right, be it hard or easy going. With this said, let it be known that I, Manfred von Arichsdorf, chieftain of clan Edvardsson, declare my full support to King Vangel Freysson. Manfred von Arichsdorf, Chieftain of clan Edvardsson Leitsieg Thoromir von Arichsdorf, son of Manfred Theodric Edvardsson, Son of Alric Caedric Edvardsson, Son of Alric
  4. At a bloody battle with no way to victory, goes Clearon and his group making history. Twas 15 tribals against 5 from Norland. So how did Clearon and his comrades with their few armaments against the enemy's onslaught withstand? In order to protect Dunrath against the bloodthirsty adversary, goes the fearless Clearon, at his side his irregular military. Enemy warriors came with their torches and weapons to attack the gates of the city. But regardless of enemy numbers, the honorable group of knights beat it. Leading the cavalry goes Sir Uther, and for his God he squeals: "Malchediælis vult! Gloria in excelsis Deus". Sir Richard, coming along with Sir Uther, begins to utter: "Take the ones on the left and leave the other side for me to scupper". Behind Clearon was the archer, Sir Ludvig. Aiming his overpower crossbow, he took a lucky shot, hitting the unfortunate tribal in the head, his body left cold as its brain ends without a splot. Clearon kills a squad of the bastards and is then wounded by one of the belligerents, and in a fit of rage made this unfortunate enemy insentient. And the other combatant, Madam Rævna, whom had the more enemies around her, takes down more than half, but reaching the end of the streak, when by bad luck her leg is almost cut off. Having only recoverable injuries, what would happen in the end of the battle for the noble knights was bound. And that's what happens, the entire enemy formation was left on the ground. The story ends a happy fable, the 5 man army killed the whole of 15 intruding tribals in the finale of the scramble.
  5. Among the creative and intelligent minds of the Odinson Clan comes forth a tailor shop specialized to your needs. Offering to craft anyone any outfit they so desire, the Odinson's guarantee you satisfaction or you get your money back. A small 100 mina per outfit and you can be as sharply dressed as a nobleman without the hassle of politics! Stop by the Odinson Clan house and place a letter in our mailbox indicating you would like a spot in line for one of our expertly made outfits. Ranging from dresses to cloaks to armour, we've got it all! And, while you're stopping by, consider inquiring about joining the clan and earning yourself a place within the ranks of the Clan of Intellect. Sincerely, The Odinson Clan (OOC: Please message me on discord at Deus Mortem#8931 if you're interested in an outfit! my rate is 100 mina for a large outfit, 70 for a more minor outfit, and 150 for a full skin! Continually, whats earned will go into the improvement of Elysium, so do consider it! Prices are subject to change if you can't afford it <3)
  6. A new clan in the North appears, the leader being Ragnar Sigvardson. Fisherman, tradesman and Ashguardsman. A respected man in the North and West. The legacy begins here! Who can join this clan? Anyone really, with Nordic backstory. We do trading and help sustain Norland. Why should you join this clan? It's fun, we can roleplay, fish, trade. Anything you want. Language: Common Flag: Green and white squares. Representing our trade. Discord Server: None at the moment, my discord is yashinoki#0291. Clan House: Donovan 6, for now. We'll do gatherings there and as we progress, we will buy a proper Clan House. You won't regret joining!
  7. THE GREAT NORLAND ROAD TRIP THE EXPEDITION TO NORLAND ON 13TH OF TOBIAS BOUNTY 1859 –The Barony of Krew burning as Norlanders watch on– Once again, the brave 7th Brigadiers and the Sons of Nagg, as well as some friends decided it had been too long since they had paid a visit to Norland. As such we took to our horses and made our way there, with our first trip being to the Barony of Krew. Upon our arrival there, we found 2 Norland Princesses. Despite their struggles and aggressions, we sent for one of them to be judged by the holiest of people, for their sins and the other was taken by the Sons of Nagg, to find a better home for them, in Krugmar or Elysium. As this was done, and we had no further people to deal with, we then set fire to one of the houses with a torch, watching as it burnt down, crumble into ashes. We then decided to march down to the capital of Norland, known as Varhlem. We were met with an open gate and no defence, as such we took whatever we could carry, pillaging as we went. We easily took the capital and left without anything but a singular fleeing brigand. –The Brave Men of the 7th Brigade and the ISA fight the barbaric Norlanders– As the brave soldiers pillaged the city of Varhelm, 30 more Orenian soldier would join the 7th Brigade force with Guillaume Louis Pruvia in lead. Heading towards the south of Varhelm, to the Jarldom of Dunrath for a raid. When the 7th Brigadiers passed the tunnel and reached the city walls they saw a gate blocked by stone and fearful Norlanders staring at them with anger. As the civilians rang the bell the lead of the 7th Brigade Little Tony Helena made a generous offer to the Dunrath civilians, he offered them a fair 100 versus 100 field battle outside the walls of the city in the fields of the city. The Norlanders accepted this offer and the 7th Brigadiers lined up and took over one of the farmhouses outside of the city. They waited for the scared Dunrathians to arrive on the battlefield. As the Dunrath force arrived on the battlefield, the 7th brigade gave the pagan Dunrathians time to get ready. When the battle finally commenced bow shots would be traded. Not much time later, Little Tony would call for a flank from the left side of the field and the Dunrathians would be on the run for their lives as they were slowly dying. When the battle came to an end, the 7th brigade counted 90 people. There would be 10-20 Dunrathians left Alive. SIGNED, Harien, Hunter of the Northerners Little Tony Helane, Leader of the 7th Brigade, Proud Recruit of the ISA Guillaume Louis Pruvia, The Dragon of the Pruvia
  8. The Last Night of Winter [!] An oil painting of Inga Edvardsson at her Mother’s deathbed on the 12th of Sun’s Smile It had been a cold day, the winter had brought much warmth for the months as the Edvardsson family found out they’d been blessed with another child. In the month of Sun’s Smile Baroness, Leyna Edvardsson had been expecting to conceive the child without a single expected issue. However - with the dark and dreary times of war - Prince Alric Edvarddson, Baron of Krew had left the keep. Heading to the east to fight the coming war. Leaving behind Leyna and Inga, her other siblings had gone off to either be a part of the war lines or travel for studies Inga had been excused from. Sadly the time had neared much sooner than expected, Inga Edvardsson had to help deliver her youngest brother. Edvard Edvardsson; the beautiful baby boy was born a few months early with sharp blue eyes similar to his eldest sister’s and the raven hair of his mother and father. What Inga believed to be the most joyous day for her family would soon turn dreaded as the young girl at a ripe age of twelve had left her mother to tend to the newly born child. Returning to the room to find her mother had passed away from the labor of childbirth. A dead silence filled the Krew manor that night as Inga wept at her mother’s side before finally standing up. Inga Edvardsson sent out her small bird to inform her father who was going to be still out in the battle fields for a few years. Her icy eyes had glazed over with sorrow as she slowly traveled down the cold stone staircase making her way to the throne room of the keep as she found herself sitting down in the throne of Krew and staring at the blank cobbled wall’s It was not a time of celebration anymore for the young girl at the age of twelve had assumed the title of the Barony, deciding at once to change its name and pledging a new start to the late baroness’s work.
  9. The Barony of Krew Laying a Foundation The foundations of Krew were laid by the Chieftain of the Kazimir Clan, Leyna Kazimir. She had always dreamed of a continuation of her mother, Rebeka la Weavra’s, wish to create a place for her people to live in peace and prosperity as The Duchy of Rozania was supposed to be. As the Duchy of Rozania succumbed to an increase in bandit attacks and revolving leadership, Leyna moved to the Kingdom of Norland and proclaimed the establishment of her Clan, the Kazimirs, renaming the La Waevra clan. Nadia Buckfort, formerly known as the Duchess of Rozania, gave her thanks to Alric Edvarsson Ruric for letting her people migrate there, giving them a place to call home, the true successor state of Rozania, the Barony of Krew. After becoming one of the more prominent members of the Norlandic Kingdom she had encountered the man she would marry, Alric Edvardsson Ruric, who was the Hand of the King. With her newfound connection to the upper echelons of the Kingdom both Leyna and Alric would plan the establishment of a new Barony. The Barony of Krew was founded in 50 S.A. The Establishment The Barony of Krew is a place of Feudal Roleplay that is host to a mix of both the Norlandic and Rozanian cultures. Krew, in the Rozanian language, translates to ‘Blood’ for those whom the Barony was originally intended, and as a tribute to the men and women who gave their lives to the creation and preservation of the unique cultures that inhabit it. Realistically, Rozanians stem from Sutica as Sarissian's, a trait shared by many in Krew. Leyna herself was born in Sutica, and gave homage to the many who have traveled to the cooler lands of Almaris. Both Rebeka, and Leyna were part of the leadership in Rozania, after Leyna’s younger sibling Nadia Buckfort took over the Duchy with Gywn and then Eliza Raven. Eliza has plans to move the remainder of the Rozanian people elsewhere, but Krew is still home to many native Rozanians. Polnoci Culture This particular group of people, from many different cultures and places have been intermixed long enough, to give themselves a name. The Polnoci people. Polnoci do not follow the usual formality practices, similar to the Norlandic kingdom as a whole. Bowing or curtseying is seen as strange and extraneous on display, so most greetings are done with a wave, a nod, or a verbal hello. - Terms like your highness, majesty, or excellency, are also not used, nor should they be within the borders of Polnoci lands. Many Norlandic people have titles, and they are used but not as seriously as many other nations and settlements. Polnoci people are kind, loud, and in layman's terms, fun. They are always open for a friendly brawl. They are people of knowledge, strength and pure will. Many of them wear traditional Norlandic garb, they can often be found wearing different uniforms dark in color, as well as warmer, and full length attire. Many dress with accents of fur. Religion Those in Krew prefer the Red Faith, as they participate in it frequently, and are able to “Spread the flame” as they choose to. They have a Keeper to help facilitate all their teachings, and many participate in the Hearth Forums to learn more, and discuss the faith and spread of the flame. This was chosen after the forced canonist conversion in Rozania, giving those the option to join the Red Faith was more appealing. Language The language used by those in Krew is Rozanian, and common for most everything. This language goes back generations, and is truly only known by them, unless otherwise taught. They of course also speak a variety of other languages, including Common. Events and Festivities Grand Pumpkin Festival Taken after Rebeka la Waevra, A Grand Pumpkin Festival, to celebrate Harvest time, and the mother who brought together the first of the Polnoci people. It consists of a pumpkin smashing, drinking pumpkin flavored drinks and eating delicious pumpkin goods grown on the property. The Pit The Pit is a place in the depths of Krew, and many events take place there, in which anyone of any age at any time can go to the pit, and spar and fight with another. Oftentimes there are mina prizes and drinks are served. Academics Meetings There are various amounts of academia surrounding Krew, from the language, the culture to religion. In the library of Krew, there are many meetings held on various topics of interest. These academic meetings fall under the Academics Guild in Haense under leadership of Otte Bishop, as a Norlandic branch. Originally, the academics guild took place in Sarissa, with Eliza Raven and Lomiei Vinelli as the foremost leaders of such. Leyna Kazimir, having a deep respect for her passions and origin, decided to open this academic branch for the betterment of her barony and community. Notable Figures Alric Edvardsson Ruric Baron of Krew, Hand of the King, and Chief of Clan Edvardsson Leyna Kazimir Edvardsson Ruric Baroness of Krew, Head Diplomat of Norland, and Chieftain of Clan Kazimir, Formerly Master of Whisperers of Rozania Nadia Kazimir Buckfort Blackthorn Grandheart Former Duchess of Rozania, The Grand Jackalope, Heir Apparent to House of Buckfort William Buckfort Duke of Rozania, The Jackalope Knight, Keeper of The Nightglow, etcetera… He brought many people together, the most loyal of whom eventually made a mass migration to Krew. Death : 50 S.A Rebeka La Waevra Formerly Master of Whisperers of Rozania and Chieftain of Clan La Waevra Birth Mother of Leyna, and Adopted Mother of Nadia Death: 41 S.A Lomiei Vinelli Formerly General Ambassador of Sutica, Ambassador of Sarissa, loved member of Rozania Father of Leyna Death: 41 S.A.
  10. [!] Posters are hung around different parts of Almaris, especially in areas of scholarly impact. Book Competition A competition of academia, writers, and collectors. In the Barony of Krew, in Norland, a new library sits beneath the foundation, most of the shelves bare. This competition is important for those who wish for knowledge, to share and learn themselves. Prize: Three prizes of 100 minas The competition: The person who brings the most original books, will get a prize of 100 minas The person who brings the most useful, authentic book will get a prize of 100 minas. We will have an additional contest regarding any books made in previous years, also original, and the oldest book will win 100 minas. Rules: Any original books, dated within the current year, or past years to, 59 S.A. are acceptable, except the oldest book competition. Each book will be judged on usefulness, authenticity, and substance. Each book must have at least 5 pages, with a cover page including the date written. The academic’s guild will look over the books, rating them all, and pronounce the winner. All books will be donated and shown in the grand opening of the Barony of Krew library in 65 S.A. A donation bin will be placed in the Barony of Krew library, and you may drop off any books you have, as well as any of the original ones for the competition. OOC:
  11. Decree of Uniformity Published at this 6th of the Grand Harvest, year 58 of the Second Age From the Office of the Marshal of the Ashguard, To all members of the Ashguard and Citizens of the Kingdom of Norland, it is the wish of the Marshal of Norland and the Wardens of the Ashguard to inform the public of a change to the uniforms of our armed forces. Previously, the uniform of the Ashguard had been divided up by rank in order to signify who was apart of what rank. However, in recent times the leadership of the Ashguard wishes to impose a sense of brotherhood among its members. As a result, all members of the Ashguard below the rank of Warden will wear one singular uniform. [!] Below is a depiction of the Uniform that all members of the Ashguard will now be required to wear. In order to keep with the chain of command and allow for easier identification of military leadership, Ashguardsmen with the rank of Warden+ will still wear their previously standard-issue uniform. To add on, members of the Ashguard will now officially be allowed to make minor alterations to their helmet in order to allow for individuality within the Military. However, overall alterations of the rest of the uniform remain forbidden. Signed, Ragnvald Eiriksson Ruric, Marshal of the Ashguard, Prince of Norland, Ruler of Eiriksgrad.
  12. To The Mountain Men To the Tribesmen, The People of the Mountains, The Kingdom of Norland and Jarldom of Dunrath do not accept this proposal written forth. We reject it on all counts. 1. The Jarldom of Dunrath shall build as they see fit and as the King of Norland allows. 2. The Fortress known as “Fort Cathrine” will continue to stay standing. 3. The Settlement known as Gränsstad will continue to exist as it has. 4. The Construction of estates outside the walls of Dunrath shall continue as they have. 5. Constructions of roads through the Raenrland will continue as they have. 6. The Tribesman of the Mountains will be allowed to live in peace. These terms are non-negotiable. Should you refuse, The Father’s fire shall rain down on you, and all of Norland shall descend upon your lands until all of you are sent to his halls for judgement. We are the rightful rulers of all the lands of Norland, including the Raenrland mountains. There will not be an acceptance needed as these are our terms, if they are not followed, all of you shall have war upon you. Signed, His Royal Majesty, Vane Freysson Ruric , King of Norland, Duke of Varhelm, High Chieftain of the Rurikkid, Protector of Highlanders His Highness, Ragnvald Eiriksson Ruric, Marshal of the Ashguard, Prince of Norland, Ruler of Eiriksgrad The Most Honorable, Dùghlas MacDhaibhidh MacFhilib MacMartainn Sutharlainn, Chieftain of the United Clans of Barr and Suther, Jarl of Dùnrath, The Rt. Hon. Lady, Leyna Edvardsson, Baroness of Krew, Chieftain of Kazimir, Envoy of the Kingdom of Norland
  13. The Pact of Ash and Falcon The Kingdom of Norland and The Fakhr Oasis ARTICLE I - SOVEREIGNTY The Kingdom of Norland and The Fakhr Oasis recognize each other as independent lands, legitimately overseen by their respective sovereigns, and will make no attempt to subvert the authorities governing them. ARTICLE II - NON-AGGRESSION The Kingdom of Norland and The Fakhr Oasis will adhere to a pact of non-aggression, and will not incite conflict between themselves, nor will they participate in any conflicts that will result in the signatories being in opposition. Citizens of both civilizations have their safety guaranteed within the borders of the other, so long as the laws of the local governments are adhered to. ARTICLE III - FRIENDSHIP The Kingdom of Norland and The Fakhr Oasis, have deemed both signatories as virtuous stock with good morals, good intentions, and a value for mundane, descendant life. Both signatories hereby declare the friendship between the parties and vow to smile upon each other with kind hearts. ARTICLE IV - TRADE The Signatories may adhere to the following trade policies: - Signatories may receive a market stall free of rent in their respective capitals. - Signatories may trade specialty goods free of tariff. - Signatories shall not trade products of alcohol or pork between each other; this includes the raw materials necessary in the production of those goods. ARTICLE V - DURATION This pact shall be in effect for a duration of 15 years. In the case where either The Kingdom of Norland or The Fakhr Oasis is found by the other to be in violation of this pact, or either of the signatories undergo a change in nation status, all articles will remain in effect, while the signatories search for diplomatic resolutions. Signed, Sayyid, Qamar Bin Zayd, Sheikh of the Nabeel, Emir of the Fakhr His Royal Majesty, Vane Freysson Ruric , King of Norland, Duke of Varhelm, High Chieftain of the Rurikkid, Protector of Highlanders The Rt. Hon. Lady, Leyna Edvardsson, Baroness of Krew, Chieftain of Kazimir, Envoy of the Kingdom of Norland
  14. A GRAND FEAST The sun rises and the sun sets, the day of undeniable doom for Philip III and his Kingdom draws nearer by the second and by the hour. When the day arrives the sons of Yavok, the kin of Urguan, the people of Haense and the men of the ferry will spill Orenian blood and achieve goals of justice, revenge and the reclaiming of honor done away by those who follow the “Holy” Orenian Emperor. The alliance of Kingdoms and Empires against a common cause has been repeated multiple times in history. But history is truly in the making and our names will be etched in history as we once more fight to bring down the corrupted state of Oren that has plagued our lands, wronged our people and dishonored our gods. With such an occasion, Clan Ireheart invites the various peoples of the alliance, from King to the common folk to feast, to drink and to bond for the fight to come. The Following parties are invited to Feast in the Temple of the Brathmordakin, in Urguan: The various vassals and peoples of Urguan Sigismund III and the Kingdom of Haense The Ferrymen Band Vane Freysson and the Kingdom of Norland OOC: Friday 4 PM EST. 12/31/21
  15. THE REKINDLING OF ASH AND FOXES 16 of Snow’s Maiden, Year 55 of the Second Age PREAMBLE With the expiry of their former agreement, the Kingdom of Norland and the Duchy of Elysium seek to revitalize their relationship. ARTICLE I - SOVEREIGNTY The Kingdom of Norland and The Duchy of Elysium (henceforth ‘the Signatories’) recognize each other’s Realms as independent lands ruled by their respective monarchs, and will make no attempt to subvert those authorities governing them. ARTICLE II: PACT OF NON-AGGRESSION With the goal of fostering a future of cooperation, the signatories agree to the following terms in regards to non-aggression. I. The Kingdom of Norland and the Duchy of Elysium, as well as the families-in-power therein, will engage in no form of hostility against one another, nor will they partake in any military conflict which would put them at odds with one another. II. Should it come to pass that conflict does arise between the signatories, both will commit themselves to finding a resolution via diplomatic means. ARTICLE III: ANTI-AZDRAZI PROVISION The Signatories shall cooperate and assist each other in the eradication of the vile race of heretics and Iblees spawn known as Azdrazi. I. The Kingdom of Norland and the Duchy of Elysium will share intelligence and assist each other in operations pertaining to the destruction of Azdrazi, where those actions are not against the Sovereign interests of the respective Signatory. ARTICLE III: TRADE AGREEMENT To ensure the continued economic well-being of both the newly established Elysian municipality, as well as that of the Kingdom of Norland, the signatories agree to the following terms as they pertain to trade and commerce. I. The Kingdom of Norland will grant a stall within the Varhelm Plaza, free of tax, for the use of the Duchy of Elysium. In return, the Duchy of Elysium will bestow a stall within the Elysian Commerce District, free of tax, for the use of the Kingdom of Norland. ARTICLE IV: DURATION The terms of this agreement shall last for a period of twenty years, with the option of renewal upon its expiry. Signed, Vane Freysson, King of Norland, Duke of Varhelm, Protector of Highlanders Leyna Edvardsson, Baroness of Krew, Emissary of the Kingdom of Norland Eugeo de Astrea, Duke of Elysium Aylin de Astrea, Heir Apparent Minister of Interior & Foreign Affairs
  16. The Pact of Ash and Frost The Kingdom of Norland and The Fennic Remnants 5th of the Deep Cold, Year 55 of the Second Age ARTICLE I - SOVEREIGNTY The Kingdom of Norland and The Fennic Remnants recognize each other as independent lands ruled by their respective monarchs, and will make no attempt to subvert the authorities governing them. ARTICLE II - NON-AGGRESSION The Kingdom of Norland and The Fennic Remnants will adhere to a pact of non-aggression, and will not incite conflict between them. They will also not engage or join another defensive agreement, against the other. ARTICLE III - TRADE The Kingdom of Norland and The Fennic Remnants enter into an agreement of free-trade between the signatories. Nation-affiliated merchants shall be allowed to trade in the other’s nation without unnecessary tax or harassment. ARTICLE IV - DURATION This treaty will remain in effect for five years. It may be renewed by mutual consent of both The Kingdom of Norland and The Fennic Remnants. In the case where either is found by the other to be in violation of this treaty, all articles will remain in effect, while the signatories search for diplomatic resolutions. In the Name of, His Royal Highness, Vytrek Tundrak, Prince of the Fennic Remnants, Prince of the Mali’fenn His Royal Majesty, Vane Freysson Ruric , King of Norland, Duke of Varhelm, High Chieftain of the Rurikkid, Protector of Highlanders The Rt. Hon. Lady, Leyna Edvardsson, Baroness of Krew, Chieftain of Kazimir, Envoy of the Kingdom of Norland
  17. Letters from Chieftain Leyna of Clan Kazimir Listy od wodza Leyna z klanu Kazimir Issued the Eleventh of the Deep Cold, 46 S.A. To my People, my Family, my Kin, I, Leyna Kazimir, write to you now, not only as a compatriot and kinsman but as a Chieftain and the sole-inheritor of my late-Mother’s great family name. As the firstborn and eldest of my late-mother, Rebeka la Waevra, and late-father, Lomiei Vinelli, it is not only my honor to take up the mantle but my duty. It is then my prerogative to take up a new Clan name, befitting our Clan Mother’s legacy, a legacy wrought not by wrathful ambition but peaceful growth and the establishment of a peaceful place for all who followed her. In the Rozanian language the name Kazimir refers to a bringer of peace and it is for this reason that I have chosen it. A symbol of not only our clan’s past but a symbol to guide us into the future. Many of you, my people, my family, and my kin, have been spread across the Realm of Nyrheim following the tragic death of our Clan Mother. It is to you and your families I wish to give a home, a greater family, and a name to be proud of. For those of you I have had the privilege of close comradery with, I am thankful for all the years we have had together; and to those I have yet to meet, be you distant cousins or lost bannermen, I anticipate with great pleasure our coming meeting. To Qiew la Waevra, @JudgedKitty To Malakai La Waevra, @Roria To Pip, To Doc, @ggooose1 To Mythzic, To Brawly, @Tk4522 To the House of Bishop, @Lomiei To the Redfist Chief, @Robin01_boy To Nadia Buckfort, To Alric Edvardsson, @Qaz_The_Great Allfather guide you, Leyna Kazimir, Chieftain of Clan Kazimir
  18. The Rathonian Basic Law Enforced from the 1st of the Amber Cold, Year 44 of the Second Year By the Baron of the Barony of Dùnrath, Daibhidh MacFhilib Sutharlainn at the Barony of Dùnrath. Part I - General Principles 1 The Rathonian Basic Law shall apply to facts committed in the following spaces, except as otherwise provided for in international treaties or agreements in the field of judicial assistance applicable if the offence is committed: (a) in the Barony of Dunrath, regardless of the nationality of the perpetrator; or (b) all territorial waters, defined as 50 metres from the coast of the Barony of Dùnrath 2 The Rathonian Basic Law shall also apply to spaces not being mentioned at Section 1, when the offence is committed: (a) the fact of being committed by an Rathonian resident against a non-resident of Dùnrath, or by a non-resident of Dùnrath against an Rathonian resident, provided that (i) The perpetrator is found to be in Dùnrath, or other parts of the Kingdom of Norland, where the law of the Kingdom of Norland may apply. (ii) Such facts are also punishable by the laws of the place where they were committed, but The Rathonian Basic Law shall not apply if that place does not exercise the power to punish; and (iii) Constitutes a crime that allows the surrender of the perpetrator, and such surrender is not permitted; or (b) by a Rathonian resident against a Rathonian resident, provided that the perpetrator is found in Dùnrath. The Rathonian Basic Law is applicable to facts committed outside of Dùnrath to the extent that the perpetrator has not been placed on trial, in the place where the facts were committed, or the perpetrator has evaded fulfilling all or part of the sentence imposed. Part II - Facts 3 In the Rathonian Basic Law, unless the context otherwise requires, (a) Illegal, means the action is contrary to or forbidden by the Rathonian Basic Law. (b) Not legal, or decriminalised, means the action has been stopped to be treated as illegal or as a criminal offence. (c) Legal, means the action is permitted by the Rathonian Basic Law. 4 An individual who acts with the knowledge that the fact is a crime and intends to cause that fact to occur is defined as intentional. An individual who, knowing that the consequences of an act are likely to cause the occurrence of a fact that is consistent with a crime, accepts the occurrence of that fact at the time of the act is also defined as intentional. 5 If, considering the legal order as a whole, the wrongfulness of a fact is deemed to be prevented by the legal order, the fact is not an offence. In particular, a fact is not unlawful if it is made in the following circumstances: (a) in self-defence; or (b) the exercise of a right; or (c) the performance of an obligation under the law or compliance with a proper order of the authorities; or (d) with the consent of the individual who has a legal interest in the violation. 6 The rights of the Rathonian Citizens and visitors visiting the Barony of Dùnrath are as follows: (a) The Right to not be Discriminate, on the basis of race, colour, gender, language, religion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status; (b) The Right to Freedom of Movement, both to and from the Barony of Dùnrath, unless being banished by the Barony of Dùnrath. (c) The Right to Live, unless they have been accused and proved to have been involved in serious crime. (d) The Right to Practise a religion, unless the religion is deemed to have violated the Rathonian Basic law or the act violates other people’s rights. (e) The Right to Freedom of Speech. (f) The Right not to be submitted to slavery, servitude, forced labour or bonded labour. 7 However, the rights will not be valid when the action done violates the Rathonian Basic Law, or orders and documents issued by the Barony of Dùnrath. Part III - Punishments 8 Punishments by jail (a) The term of imprisonment is generally at a minimum of one month and a maximum of thirty five years. (b) In exceptional cases, the maximum term of imprisonment prescribed by law may be up to forty years. (c) In no case shall the maximum limit referred to in 7a and 7b be exceeded. 9 Punishments by a monetary fine. (a) The amount of a monetary fine is generally at the minimum of 100 Agnethe Deràrchean, and a maximum of 2000 Agnethe Deràrchean. (b) If the sentence of imprisonment does not exceed one year, the sentence can be replaced by a fine of the same number of hours or by another penalty that is not deprivation of liberty, except where the execution of the sentence is necessary to prevent future offences. If the sentenced person does not pay the fine, An individual shall serve the sentence imposed. 10 Banishment Banishment is defined as the individual being kicked out from town and not being able to regain residence of the Barony of Dùnrath. This status is permanent unless banishment is revoked by the Baron of the Barony of Dùnrath. 11 Execution Execution is defined as a sentence to death in the Barony of Dùnrath. It is only executed in the form of private beheading and public execution is strictly forbidden. Part IV - Extradition 12 Part IV only applies when all the following conditions are fulfilled: (a) Law boundaries, when either (i) The perpetrator commited a crime which is illegal in the Barony of Dùnrath, and the crime of which the perpetrator commited is illegal in the nation of which requested for the extradition, or (ii) The perpetrator commited a crime which is decriminalised in the Barony of Dùnrath, and the crime of which the perpetrator commited is illegal in the nation of which requested for the extradition. (b) The crime of which the perpetrator committed took place in the Barony of Dùnrath and its territorial waters. (c) The perpetrator is not a citizen of the Barony of Dùnrath, except when: (i) The perpetrator commited a crime of which its maximum punishment, according to the Rathonian Basic Law, is execution. This only applies when the victim(s) are citizen(s) of the nation of which requested for the extradition. (ii) The perpetrator commited a crime of which it is illegal in both the Barony of Dùnrath, and the Kingdom of Norland. This only applies when the nation of which requested for the extradition is the Kingdom of Norland. 13 A request by a place outside the Barony of Dùnrath for assistance under Part IV shall be refused if, in the opinion of the Baron of the Barony, or the Court of the Barony, (a) The granting of the request would impair the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Norland or the security or public order of the Kingdom of Norland or any part thereof; (b) There are substantial grounds for believing that the request was made for the purpose of prosecuting, punishing or otherwise causing prejudice to a person on account of the person’s race, religion, nationality or political opinions; or, (c) The granting of the request would seriously impair the essential interests of the Barony of Dùnrath, or the Kingdom of Norland. 14 A request of extradition must be in the form of an official document, where the document is signed by either the leaders of the place, or by its judicial entity. Part V - Treason 15 An individual commits treason if the individual, (a) kills, severely wounds, imprisons or restrain the Baron of the Barony of Dùnrath. (b) forms an intention to do any such act as is mentioned in 12a and manifests such intention by an overt act. (c) levies war against the Barony of Dùnrath with the intent to depose Their Highness from the style, honour, and royal name of the Crown of the Barony of Dùnrath, or in order by force or constraint to compel Their Highness to change Their measures or counsels, or to put any force or constraint upon, or to intimidate or overawe, Parliament or the legislature of any Rathonian territory. (d) instigates any foreigner with force to invade the Barony of Dùnrath, and/or the Kingdom of Norland. (e) assists by any means whatever any public enemy at war with the Barony of Dùnrath, and/or the Kingdom of Norland, or (f) conspires with any other person to do anything mentioned in paragraph (a) or (c) Any individual who commits treason shall be guilty of an offence and can be imprisoned for a maximum of thirty five years and/or be placed with the status of banishment, or execution. Part VI - Murder 16 Murder is defined as the unlawful killing of another individual without a valid justification, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought. Murder is a serious offense of which any individual who commits murder shall be guilty of an offence and can be imprisoned for a maximum of thirty five years and/or be placed with the status of banishment, or execution. Part VII - Manslaughter 17 Manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of another individual with no intention to do so. It can be subdivided into Voluntary Manslaughter and Involuntary Manslaughter. 18 Voluntary Manslaughter is defined as an individual killing another individual with intention, but there is evidence of which the killing should not be classified as Murder depending on the situation of which the killing happened. The valid voluntary manslaughter justifications are: (a) Lost of control, where a valid event happened which led the perpetrator to kill the victim. (b) Imperfect self-defense, where the perpetrator used unreasonable force, for the purpose of defending one's own life or the lives of others by killing the another individual/party. Voluntary Manslaughter is an offense of which any individual who commits murder shall be guilty of an offence and can be imprisoned for a maximum of thirty five years and/or be placed with the status of banishment. 19 Involuntary Manslaughter is the killing of a human being without intent of doing so, either expressed or implied. It is distinguished from voluntary manslaughter by the absence of intention. Involuntary Manslaughter is an offense of which any individual who commits murder shall be guilty of an offence and can be imprisoned for a maximum of twenty five years and/or be placed with the status of banishment. Part VIII - Assault 20 Assault is defined as an unlawful threat or attempt to do injury to another. This section applies to both physical assault and mental assault. Physical assault is defined as a person doing physical injury to another, where the victim is wounded. 21 Mental assault is defined as a person doing mental assault to another, it can be in the form of verbal abuse, stalking, verbal discrimination or the restriction of the victim’s freedom. 22 Assault is an offense where the punishment depends on the severity of the case, the perpetrator can be issued a fine, imprisoned for a maximum of thirty years and/or be placed with the status of banishment. Part IX - Scamming, Stealing and Destruction of Public Properties 23 Stealing is defined as the act of taking money, items, work, or anything with value from another involving individuals/parties without the other involving individuals/party’s consent. Stealing is an offence, and the perpetrator can be issued a fine, imprisoned for a maximum of ten years and/or be placed with the status of banishment. As of Year 44 of the Second Age, the fine of Stealing is equivalent to 160% of the total value of items being stolen from the victim. 24 Scamming is defined as the act of taking money, items, work, or anything with value from others involving individuals/parties with the other involving individuals/party’s consent. But the method of obtaining the consent is unfair, or forceful. However, if the trade occurs in a trade base, where prices are clearly listed on the product, and/or the price was clearly delivered to the buyer, Section 24 cannot be used against the seller. Scamming is an offence, and the perpetrator can be issued a fine, imprisoned for a maximum of eight years and/or be placed with the status of banishment. As of Year 44 of the Second Age, the fine of Scamming is equivalent to 100% of the total value of items being scammed out of the victim. 25 Burglary is defined as the illegal entry of an entity not belonging to the perpetrator with intent to commit a crime. This also includes the destruction of private properties not belonging to the perpetrator. Burglary is an offence, and the perpetrator can be issued a fine, imprisoned for a maximum of twenty years and/or be placed with the status of banishment. As of Year 44 of the Second Age, the fine of Burglary is equivalent to 250% of the total value of items being scammed out of the victim. 26 Alternating or destroying public and/or state-owned land is an offence, including the alterations of: (a) Public roads, buildings and lamp posts. (b) Land owned by the Barony of Dùnrath. (c) All signs, banners, and public records. (d) All state-owned transportation services. (f) other government land, properties, and plants. Any individual who commits this section shall be guilty of an offence and can be issued a fine, imprisoned for a maximum of two years, and/or ask for repair whatever part was being altered. Part X - Trespassing 27 All individuals in the Barony of Dùnrath have the right to access all outdoor areas, both public and private, unless the owner of land and/or the Government of the Barony of Dùnrath stated with clear signs otherwise. The right is also known as the right of public access to the wilderness or the right to roam. 28 Trespassing without right and not leaving after a warning by the owner or their co-owner is a minor offence, where the owner of the private property can claim a compensation of up to 500 Deràrchean. If the perpetrator failed to pay the compensation, the perpetrator can be imprisoned for a maximum of one year. Part XI - Use of Magic 29 The use of magic in public is not legal but except any of the following situations, (a) The practition of Druidism, Paladinism, Chi, housemagery and Shamanism. (b) Any magic that does not change the state of an individual or public entity, including harming, wounding and transporting. 30 Magical items can be brought into the Barony of Dùnrath as long as all the following conditions are fulfilled: (a) The item is declared at the gates to the Barony of Dùnrath, and would be recorded by the Barony of Dùnrath. (b) The item is on the list of permitted magical items. All other magical items must be handed in to the guards and it will be kept until the departure of the individual.
  19. [!] After several discussions between High Keeper of Norland and Heir Regent of Elysium on the matter, a letter circulated through both Norland and Elysium: It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Outrider Matilda Osmond has passed into the Allfathers Halls. Mother of Aila and Raimyr, wife of High Keeper Dramyr Edvardsson Ruric, friend of everyone she came into contact with, we wish to extend invitation for her funeral which is to be held on the premises of Old Elysium: it was a place she held most dear and is where she shared many memories with her loved ones and fellow Rangers. Signed, High Keeper Dramyr Edvardsson Ruric Aylin de Astrea, Former Chief Diplomat to Norland, Heir Regent & Head Diplomat to Elysium
  20. The funeral pyre of King Sven II of Norland. Penned by Rev Vuiller from his experience during the historic moment in Norlandic History. Written on the 1st of the First Seed, in the year of our lord 1829 An painting of Rev Vuiller depicting the young man writing. It where an weathered day in our city of Providence when I packed my bags readying myself for my long travel to an place I'd had never believed I would set my foot on anything other than a diplomatic meeting, but as I had come to know from love, most things are not as first believed by eyesight. Upon entering the ferry carrying me to the docks of Varhelm I sat there with my book drawing the wonderful landscapes of the Kingdom we not long ago thought against on bloody battlefields, and today I where on my way to the funeral pyre of the man who had declared war upon our up most Holy Orenian Empire. Sketch taken from the notes of Rev Vuiller. As I entered the usually busy docks of Varhelm I met a quiet city in morning their late King, the docks not worked within, the people gathered within the scare as a funeral pyre had been made. the pieces left of the body of the late King gathered upon the pyre as friends and foes stood still in respect. Once the whole flock had gathered around the High Keeper would take her stance in front of the pyre placing a pair of candles upon the pyre by the head and feet of the late king, next she’d place a blade upon his chest uttering a prayer in Old Norlandic, after the masked priestess would hold up a decanter as well as an golden goblet, pouring a small portion of the wine to the ground before she’d fill the goblet placing it upon the pyre by the hand of the late King, she’d then turn as she’s begin to speak. "Today we mourn the loss of Sven Edvardsson; King Sven II of Norland. His life was a short one, and it was certainly an impactful one. In his few years as King he did a great many things comparatively, that is. He didn’t quite have the time to do as much as he could have. Sven was the fourth man to rule our people during my lifetime, and the third that I coronated personally. While I cannot say I was a fan of Sven, I will only ever remember him as a good man, if a bit too quick-to-action.” The public gathered would look to one another, as my eyes drifted a bit to the side as an old man in an humble grab would take his stance next to me, though aged and clearly in a more humbled grab I at the instant recognized the man as the former King of Norland Halvar Edvardsson. he’s face saddened as he'd look to the pyre where his son laid, the High Keeper would then once again begin to speak. "Today we usher our fallen King on to the next life, to be with the Father and serve as a solider for his Eternal Mission. But first, we must remember and honor him properly, and so I invite those who are so inclined to step forward, place your offerings upon the pyre, and say whatever words you wish to say in his Honor” A drawing sketched by Rev Vuiller of the former King Halvar Edvardsson of Norland, looking into the fires where his son would lie. The priestess would step towards the side as she motioned her hand towards the pyre, a slight cough leaving her lounge's behind her mask. Many unknown to me walked to the pyre placing upon its offerings to the late King as they would speak their kind words, I myself seemed to be the only Orenian at the funeral pyre therefore I walked to the pyre placing a shield upon it which I carried during the Tenth Nordling war. After looking at the other offerings, none of the faces stood out to me but those of two people, as I knew who they were. These being the former King Halvar Edvardsson, and the late King Sven II’s cousin and now King Vane Freysson. As Vane walked to the pyre he’d place multiple items upon it giving a firm nod of respect to his cousin before he’d turn to speak his thought "Ye were a good King cousin, ye were gone before yer time, but ye are with the Father now, with our Ancestors” he paused, a deep breath leaving his lounge's as he’d look to the ground for a moment before raising his chin “I am glad ye are there to protect us eternal from the Long Dark” he then walk from the pyre, once more taking his stance as he looked to it, in peace. A moment of silence would then pass, as the High Keeper looked to the gathering “Nothing further then?” she’d state, not long after the aging man by my side would raise his hand before he’d move towards the pyre while stating “I've got one..” the High Keeper would give of a solemn nod of recognition as an response. The former King would withdraw a roll of cloth, tied with a lengthy rope around it, withdrawing an aged looking but pristine sword holding an Norlandic ruby within its crossgard. “This served me well in the Inferi war. May it serve you well by the Father’s side. My Greatest regret will forever be my absence in your last moments, My pride and Joy.. My son” The former King would seem broken down, almost unable to stand by the end before he’d make his way back to the crowd, his hands placed behind his back as he’d look to the pyre. The elderly priestess would then once again give a solemn nod as she’d begin to pace her way behind the pyre “Then with the offerings made, we will proceed” she’d lift her staff towards the seven skies as she’d continue to speak “We now lay Sven II properly to rest. May our fallen King find glory in the forever-after, at the side of the Father, our protector and bulwark against the Darkness” she announced, lowering her flamebrand to begin, setting the pyre alight with brazier at its ends. an inferno growing from the pyre as the flames would raise, and thus we had given our farewells to the late King of Norland Sven II Even though bad blood has been spilt between the Kingdom of Norland and our up most Holy Orenian Empire many times before as close to our present day as the tenth Nordling war, it is important that we do not forget that they are still children of Godan, lost from his eternal light. Thus it was an important experience to partake in the funeral of the late Norlandic Monarch. We shall not forget the pain, blood and lost life's of our brothers and sisters, but we shall take these times and memories and use them for a better tomorrow. for a TIME of PEACE. Written by Rev Vuiller from his in person experience at the funeral of King Sven II of Norland.
  21. The Northwind Post Year 36 of the Second Age --------------------------------------- The Pact of Ash and Scorpions A peace treaty was issued on the 2nd of the Amber Cold, 25 S.A. This treaty was between Norland and Krugmar, to not only be at peace, but to aid in wartime, allow free trade, and to respect borders. This treaty will allow those of Norland and Krugmar to have a better relationship, and better two nations in Almaris. The Pact of Ash and Stone A peace treaty and non-aggression pact was issued this past year, between Urguan and Norland. This agreement states that the Kingdoms should both avoid conflict, as well as enter into free trade. As long as laws are followed by citizens of both nations, there will be no tax or harassment, and the Kingdoms avoid conflict both with each other, but also with anyone who may put them at odds, the pact will be beneficial to both Kingdoms. Tournament in Elysium A tournament was held in Elysium, in the White Bear Tavern. Many showed up to fight for the Ruby Estrella championship belt. The Ruby Estrella is a star of which only comes every 100 years, a red star, that which many say, champions are born under its shine. Marshall in Norland Many are confused at recent events, not only with where the Rangers and Northguard are left, but with a lack of leadership in a Marshall. We can only hope, we will find one soon, to better all of Norland. Ferrymen Battle Raid threats have been consistent, but the Rangers and Northguard have got it covered. This past year, during the First Seed, as well as earlier in the year, there were threats of raids in Elysium. Those in the Northguard and Rangers, went to the gates, making sure women and children were safe, to take care of the Ferrymen. The Ferrymen retreated, after arguments at the tavern in Elysium. Skannari A battle was fought between the Skannari and Norland, leaving Norland victorious. However long the battle dragged on, there is sure to be another fight from the Skannari, as they do not easily accept defeat. In other news The First Agnethe Chess Tournament is being held by Daihbidh Sutharlainn, the chairman of Sutherland Corporation, which has branches around Almaris including Elysium and Varhelm. The match has many great players, but only one can be the winner. Contact Sutharlainn if you are interested in watching the matches. Varhelm still has plenty of houses available! If you are interested, talk to a Steward today! The Northguard is still recruiting. Talk to a Northguard today to join! If you have anything to add, please contact Rebeka la Waevra. ~ Rebeka la Waevra
  22. The flyer for the Tournament of Valiant Stars is posted around all of the nations of Almaris. The flyer looks to be made of sand paper, and would be written in cursive. It would also be pinned into the surface with a silver nail Come one come all, Elysium's Greatest fighting tournament shall be hosted in her own White Bear Tavern. Bring your presence, your will and best champions from the land to fight for the Ruby Estrella champion belt. The star that passes over the eastern hemisphere, this is the year to determine the true champion of the Ruby Estrella. The Ruby Estrella is a star of which only comes every 100 years, a red star so bright, it is said that those who look on believe it as beautiful as the northern stars. Many also believe that champions are born under its shine. Its an event that only comes around for that amount of time. And leaves for another Hundred years. So come to Elysium Two Saint months from now with all your champions, and bring them. To prove the champion of the Ruby Estrella, the true Valiant Stars. ||OOC: On Tuesday August 3rd at 2:30pm (latest est) I’ll be hosting this Fist PvP tournament, all races and nations are welcomed to come and fight, If you wish to apply early DM: ScarletFrisket#6545, Entry is 15 minas per fighter || Signed & made by:
  23. The Northwind Post Year 35 of the Second Age ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Undead in Elysium After a quick chat with the Lord Purifier, he revealed there was a spectral being that came into Elysium. It was only noticed due to the aurum across the gate. Rangers called upon the Purifiers and Orin took care of the spectral being, with the Lord Purifier and an aurum net. The creature's intentions were not clear, but there is bound to be speculation. The creature was purified, and thankfully no one was harmed. Marshal Attacked While on duty at the gatehouse Marshall Uruan was attacked by a ranger named Nym. His left ear was bitten off. The High Keeper held a trial at which Nym was punished for her actions against the Marshall. A small dwarf service was held for the ear which was subsequently buried. Military Meeting A meeting will be taking place this Stone Sunday between the King, The head of the NorthGuard and the Head rangers in an attempt to quench disputes and arguments that have occurred. Under the new Marshals reign the Rangers have had a difficult time figuring out their place in the military. Hopefully this meeting will clear things up for those in the military, and the citizens in need of protection. Threats Against the High Keeper A man came into Norland, during the Deep Cold, and was looking for Alisa Camian. Shouts were heard and fighting, due to this man, a Canonist, threatening to kill the High Keeper for her “sins”. He was slain, but it begs the question of why a Canonist would try to fight Norlanders alone, and is there more to this than just a religious battle. Skanarri Problems Norlanders went to go meet Chieftain Argos to discuss a peace treaty, and were ambushed by Skanarri who betrayed and killed Argos, and greatly wounded King Vane, Marshal Uruan Stormheart and several other members of the NorthGuard. They also captured Aylin De Astrea, the Heir to Elysium. Eventually the Skanarri were run off as reinforcements arrived. There have been attempts to rescue Alyin De Astrea, and after a Rangers Rescue Mission there was success. Aylin de Astrea returned to Elysium for medical treatment for her injuries. Brighter News Varhelm housing is still available. There are plenty of great houses available, and cheap too. 20 mina per year, a great deal, for the cheapest housing. The Ashwood tavern in Varhelm is hiring, and is constantly busy. Come on down for a drink. The Northguard is recruiting, and would love people to join them. Talk to Marshal Uruan Stormheart to join. The weather in Norland is cold in the upcoming weeks. Snow is forecasted for the next few weeks. Expect tremors in the North, something is happening recently in Almaris. Please act with caution in event of a quake. If anyone has anything they would like to add, please contact Rebeka la Waevra. ~ Rebeka la Waevra
  24. [!] In the maplewood forests on the road to Norland, a rather horrific scene of a severed head that seems to be an MRA soldier hanging from a lone maple tree. It ominously swings with each subtle gust of wind. The head would clearly be fresh, exhibiting an emotion of pure terror. Attached to the head is a note, written in blood. Around the tree, blood would be spattered everywhere, showing that more than one MRA soldier fell victim to the wrath of Norland. [!] " To the MRA, It has been brought to my attention that the MRA has been continuously harassing innocents of Norland on our own roads. We, the kind-folk of Elysium have not failed to notice that you all turn tail and run at the first sight of a true warrior of Norland descent. While you cower in fear in the bushes of the Maplewood forest as a soldier walks by, you willingly jump out to harass and torture innocent civilians. An act of true cowardice, and a clear example of abhorrent behavior. There's been a continuous argument on whether those that follow the Red Faith are pagans or not. I offer this open-ended question; what would you call someone who tortures an innocent woman, brands her, and sends her back to her town? What would you call someone who massacres a town of innocents, including women and children? That's right, Pagans. If you thought otherwise, you yourself are a pagan. Nevertheless, I don't give a damn if you think I'm a pagan or not. There has to be someone to call judgement upon those who prey on the innocent. I, along with some other good people, am offering myself to speed up the process of karma to befall upon you fools. Go ahead and pray to your false god, I'll be kind and send you to him. After a few excruciating hours of course. Maybe you'd consider what the point of this letter is. It's a warning and a sign of clarification. I'm just merely spelling it out for you. You are no longer hunting the innocent on our roads. We are hunting you. I truly hope you're naïve enough to ignore this warning. I promise you, we will be waiting. Love, The One Eye'd Raven Absolon de Astrea"
  25. Posted along the streets of most major cities, a paper with bold writing hangs for all to read. "The Kingdom of Norland has proven on countless occasions they think not with their heads but with their greed and bloodlust. Now that I have your attention, my name is Inui R'ikarth. I wouldn't call myself anyone of grand importance, but I also wouldn't call myself a nobody, if only because of my participation in multiple kingdoms across the land. When I speak of my 'participation', I speak heavily of Norland, the place I started and for a while, the place I loved." "I'm an odd little Ker, No lineage to call my own except a single human man who I grew to consider my brother. Eugeo de Astrea. And its on his behalf that I write all this in the first place, as he and Elysium are suffering further abuse from their dictators in Varhelm. They've asked me to speak out on my story. He is the current lord of Elysium, my first home when I chose to finally leave a life in the woods. I found a family there, and even now I love and visit them. But it was not long that I got to spend with this family that Norland thrust us all into a needless war." "Young and naive at the time, I'll admit I was rather foolish, I probably still am. But I had good heart. Knowing nothing of the world, I was not so eager to believe Norlands lies that Oren was made up of monsters, that we had every right to wipe them out. Hearing that peace communications had gone unheard in Oren, I did a military's greatest nightmare, and ran off to Oren on my own volition hoping to achieve something for the peace effort, even if it wasn't my place." "I'll cut out some filler and spare you some details, but in my time there, I managed to achieve an audience with the Emperor, and to my pleasant surprise, he and his people were all kind and eager to help me find a peaceful path to ending the war. I hadn't yet realized it was my own kingdom at fault. With the Emperor's wishes for peace in hand, I returned to tell the news to the King. The King denied the chance I was giving him, and spoke only of desiring to see his axe in their heads. A perfect chance for peace, denied. I was forbidden by him to return or speak to the Orenians. But on top of being foolish, I was also stubborn. After many weeks of research and fact searching, I came to realize Norland's only goal with this war was to satiate their greed at the cost of not only Oren's people but Norland's as well. Despite Varhelm being so willing to go to war, they did little to nothing to aid their abused front line, my home, Elysium. My family was suffering such loss and pain over a war that never needed to happen in the first place, with no aid from those who brought all this pain over them. So despite being forbidden, I returned to Oren. I did so not to negotiate the end of the war, but to negotiate a way to save Elysium from Norland." "Unfortunately, before such a goal could be achieved, I was found out for going behind Norland's back after my participation in resolving an Orenian raid, and saving hostages was mentioned by name in an article." Copies of the Article are attatched "I was quickly summoned to the Palace to speak with the King's right hand, for what I assumed would be a harsh punishment. Despite that I still went, and to my confusion, what I found was seemingly the opposite. I was told that I was being inducted, not willingly mind you, into a new elite group that served the king, called the Red Hand. They said I was to be their diplomat, having seen my work. For a moment, I thought this was a good thing, that Norland was taking an opportunity to take a better path in the war. I was dreadfully wrong. In that same conversation, I was told my first assignment would be to abandon any efforts in Oren. I had a sick feeling, and realized quickly the only reason I was in the Red Hand, was to be managed. Or at least I thought, but it was so much worse. I asked them what I thought was an obvious question, as a diplomat, a representative of peace, I wouldn't be required to fight right? Wrong. Very wrong. They told me, and I quote," "The only peace left for you to find, is blood upon your blade." "They told me I would be required to fight, and that it would be at the front lines as well. A sense of dread filled me when I recalled, my summons had been written by the King, King Sven. He was man I called my friend, and I confided in him many times my frustrations because of my inability to fight, even after being taught. He knew this, and he's the one who summoned me to speak with his right hand. Knowing I had no skill to fight or defend myself, I was being ordered to the front lines of the war. This was just their way to kill me quietly." "I acted quickly, taking my things and fleeing from Norland all together. At the time, many of my family in Elysium were upset with me for the events of the article previously mentioned. Knowing their anger at me, I told no one except Eugeo that I left, and it broke my heart. I fled to the only other place I knew anything about in this realm, Oren. They gave me a heroes welcome, and worked with me to cover up the fact I had fled, making up the story they had instead arrested me as a spy for my sake. For my efforts, I was granted the position of diplomat for Oren, and for a while enjoyed a peaceful life there. So the war waged on. Despite it, I snuck into Elysium to visit Eugeo what rare times I could, and eventually I was spotted and found out." "Norland was expectedly upset. And many times tried to attack me, even while I was pregnant and unarmed. My visits to Elysium were cut down tremendously due to Varhelms hostility towards me. But eventually, the war was over. Once it was over, I was eager to see my friends again and went to pay them a visit. My family in Elysium was rather angry at me, until I told them the story behind why I left. It was a blessing to reunite with them. As I was speaking with one friend in Varhelm, I wanted to ask him about something. In my time away, I had heard heard rumors that during the war time, Norland has called me a war criminal. I asked him if those rumors had been true or not." "The current Norlandic King, Vane Freysson, who was at the time on the kings council, took note of me and my conversation. Despite once again being peaceful and unnamed, he decided to take it upon himself, with the help of an insane dwarf, to attack me. I tried to reason with them, never once fighting back but they chose to chase me. They ran me well out of Norland's borders but despite that, still knocked me out and dragged me back Norland. There Vane officially banished me as a proper war criminal, by threat of execution should I ever return. They told me I could leave this once without issue. But his associates decided I was better off dead before I could even leave. They found an excuse to kill me through my atronach prosthetics. Some time ago, I unfortunately lost both my legs and one of my arms and now wear magical limbs to function. For the crime of wanting to have limbs to function at a basic level, they decreed I was a void monster, and that I had to die. It was only through the grace of the Elysium Rangers, my family, that I was able to flee from Norland." "And so we come to the present. Elysium now faces tyranny from Norland, partly so because of how they've defended me on multiple accounts. False accusations of breaking the law and not upholding it have been levied towards the Rangers. Elysium has been stripped of military rights and attempts have even been made to arrest them. I tell you this now, Elysium is the only reason Norland is still even standing. Elysium is a shining example of people who are just, kind, and strong. Norland repays that with tyranny, sabotage, and abuse." "I had no intentions on ever making this story public, but after seeing Elysium bleeding and hurting, I decided to do so, here it is. My personal account of the abuse I have faced from Norland, all for wanting peace and for valuing my life. I hope this could shed some light on the reality of what I now call the Bloodthirst Kingdom." P.S. - Guess what Norland? I sneak into Elysium. Banishment wont stop me from seeing my family. -Inui R'ikarth ~Ambassador of Stygian Hollow, Head of Clan R'ikarth, Stygian Hollow Council Member.
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