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  1. SIGN UP FOR THE YONG PING PEOPLE'S ARMY! Reasons to enlist in the YPA 1. Free health care 2. You get paid 3. You learn how to fire Ballistas! 4. Free housing in the long keep 5. Rations provide by the Tainrui Tea house 6. You get your very own war goat & life long gbff 7. Equipment supplied & maintained 8. Reasons number 6 9. Honor to your ancestors, elders, family, goats & cows 10. To help rid the world of Azdrazi 11. Serve & protect the Jade state & her people 12. Dedicated brothers & sisters in arms. 13. FreeAlchemy lessons & gear 14. Free medical training 15. You get invited to see the council of goats 16. Two really cool YPA handbooks! How to Enlist MC Unsername: Discord Username: Persona Name: Persona Age: Citizen: (Yes/No) Reason for signing up: How did you hear about the YPA:
  2. 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.
  3. [!] Sealed with crimson wax and the gold sigil of the Tianrui rising sun, the rice paper missive is penned in tight swooping strokes. Return of the Tianrui Blades Missive commissioned Year 58 of the Second Age. House Tianrui, Compassionate Jade of the Sky by name, champion of the people by worth. The Blades rise to meet the threat against our people, against the Jade State once more as monsters occupy our homes. Comrades of different blood meet hand in hand, shield by shield, gauntlets clasped in oaths renewed. We have been here to fight the darkspawn to crawl out of the Arcas rifts, and we are here after them. We have been here to fight until the last fell at the final siege at Curon, and we are here after them. We have been here to defend at the last stand boarding the boats to Almaris, and we are here after them. We have been here before these stones, and we shall be there after them. While monsters and darkspawn seek to aggress and occupy our lands, we will not rest. This is our creed. Join us in the Yong Ping People’s Army. Speak to Tianrui Ren if you wish to serve against the darkspawn scourge. No Mud, No Lotus. Signed, Tianrui Ren, First Chapter Master of the Blades, Patriarch of House Tianrui, Founder of the Yong Ping People’s Army OOC: Contact me via In-Game: Moo_bot Discord: Coffee.exe [BOT]#5456 Or via the forums.
  4. 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.
  5. The ports of Oyashima, circa SA 12, 1808. Heat blistered against her skin, breaths coming frantic and short, cotton strained against her swollen belly. Sweat dotted her temples, feverish gaze sweeping across the port as the darkness of the night pressed in against her. Her gaze landed on the rocking ship, loud in her rushing ears as the moment came nigh. Guards exchanged posts, raucous laughter sounding as they exchanged strings of coin between greased palms, her coin; the last of it is clutched close. As the newly-arrived guards settle into their shift, one makes an excuse, dipping away from his partner on duty. Putrid, heavy breath hits her and the last of her coin is gone, clanking away in the guards pockets as a bruising grip finds its way to her wrist. Stumbling forward, her head ducked forward, tightly wound curls bouncing with her movement as she’s brought to the docks, nearest the boat. Niceties are exchanged between Guards, a commonality to see those dragging another individual off. Sweat soaked her neck, forehead scorching as her footsteps stumbled further upon the rickety ramp leading up towards the boat. Each movement lurched, stomach churning as bile rose, retching as acid burned her throat and she’s pulled in further amidst the all too loud waves smacking against the boat. Like sardine in a tin, she’s slid into a heavily confined space, a palm raising to shakily support her stomach and the other clutching at a rotting wood pillar, head lolling to rest against the scraping piece. Faces blurred before her, some old and some young, all with varying expressions: fear, apprehension, grief. Such a rare chance met with so many fleeing emotions, each creeping up on her as did her nausea. The filtered light of the lamps above goes dark as the brig slams closed, leaving only pitch black and heavy breaths. With the loss of one sense, the others only heighten, bringing the heavy scent of salt water and sweat to her nose as she lurched forward as the preparations to leave port soon began. Shouting sounds, indecipherable as blood rushes in her ears, footsteps pounding above as papers exchange. A cry is quieted, a worried fathers hand covering the near entirety of his daughter's face, almost suffocating in the darkness. Yasu’s vision faded in and out, time passing though she couldn’t be sure how long. Hours, days. Was it morning? The questions left her as her head bobbed back forward, all contents of her stomach long lost in the coming time that passed, consciousness hardly kept. A question barely reaches her, creeping away from grasping hands as light blared down into the pitch black brig for the first time in what felt like forever. Words are uttered, soon barked out as she couldn’t bring herself to quite catch them. Though, soon she’s hauled to her feet, unstable as she’s blindly pushed up the steps. The salty air of the sea met her flushed cheeks, head tilting back as sweat-soaked hair rustled, numb legs continuing its movement forward. Cries of relief follow her and the crack of a ramp being lowered sounds, eyes fluttering as she takes in the bustle of the new city. Trees soar high, homes of brick and terracotta reaching out into the distance as she’d stumble her way down, the first thing she could grasp in a while was that she was free. People, individuals crowd the docks, arms open as they welcome in families who fled. Her gaze swept over those there, each swipe causing dread to further sink into the depths of her stomach. She didn’t see him. Stumbling, searching, she spun desperately searching for a loved one. He should be here, he got away, didn’t he? Nothing made sense anymore, vision twisting as she collapsed to the ground, head cracking back against the cobbled alleyway. Something wet her legs, dark hand lifting as her blurred gaze took it in, disembodied as she faintly noted the feeling of being empty, weightless. Head lolling, she’d lost consciousness. On this day, one Goda Yasu, a refugee from the warring state of Oyashima died from prolonged sickness and childbirth. Her husband, Goda Botan had been thought to be separated from her in a previous escape attempt and within the Tai Ping district , body has never been recovered, sunk into the depths of the ocean at the ports of Oyashima. Goda Yusa - 1765 to 1808 [SA 12.] Goda Butan - 1764 to 1808 [SA 12.]
  6. OYASHIMAN FOR DUMMIES (GAIJIN) Hello, lowly peasant! I would like to begin with my congratulations at your capability to read, I am highly impressed! There are many reasons to have found this book: you may have noticed that even our peasants are happier than the nobility, more graceful, and more serene. Or perhaps you had recognized the inferiority of your culture, and wished to convert to a true society! I digress, today I am to give you a primer regarding the Oyashiman language, particularly with respect to everyday words that you may hear. I must warn you in advance, as someone with such a simple culture such as yourself may have difficulty in comprehending something so advanced. I will do my best to explain the cultural context under which you (as a member of the peasant classes, undoubtedly), would perhaps find yourself in these situations. San: This should be used mostly in common situations wherein they are referring to one of the same social class or occupation as themself. If they are referring to you as such, they are showing you much more respect than you understand and perhaps deserve. Sama: This is used in reference to those of a higher social class than you, who in that circumstance are neither familiar enough nor important enough for an occupational title. You should end everyone’s name with this. And I mean you, reader. Dono: This is used to refer to one’s liege lord. These people typically carry at least one sword on them every day (not necessarily, but quite often a katana). They are equivalent to your noblemen, you will never talk to them period. You shall use this for the people who are carrying such a blade. Tono: This is to refer to the head of one’s clan, if one serves under another member of their clan. Again, you will never speak to someone in such a manner, as they are far too important for your time. But now you know. Chan: Typically used to indicate a young female the speaker is familiar with. You will not be so familiar with our women, you will never use this. Even those children are considered of a higher social class than you. See Sama. Kun Chan, but for boys. The same rules apply. Do not be so familiar with our children. See Sama. Senpai Used to refer to an individual student within a martial art school or a student of bujutsu (a samurai in training) that is older than you, you should avoid people using this term if they do not appear to be doing either of those things. Kohai/kouhai This is a term used to refer to a student within a martial art school or a student of bujutsu (a samurai in training) that is younger than you, you should avoid people using this term if they do not appear to be doing either of those things. Sensei: Used to refer to a teacher of some form of martial art. Typically applied to skilled swordsmen, but can also be applied to any trade or craft wherein someone is typically skilled. If the speaker is addressing an individual wherein this does not appear to be the case, avoid the speaker. These are the ones that you, a gaijin, would perhaps hear most commonly on the street. Of course there are many more, however I am sure you are already having difficulty understanding the complexities of the great Oyashiman culture. This is understandable. Next we shall begin with the study of greetings and goodbyes. I shall show you the word, and then explain when it is used: Ohayou/ohayou-gozaimasu: This is used during the morning as a greeting. You will use the second of the two, always. Konnichiwa: This is used before morning but after dark. Konbanwa: This is used after dark, this is not the same as good night. Oyasumi/Oyasuminasai: These are the ways you would give your final goodbye to someone. You will always use the latter of the two. It is the most formal. You will use it. This concludes the topic of greetings and goodbyes. Now we will begin with units of measurement, as these are what we, as the body of the world, use. As is the superior custom, we will utilize our measurement system, not an inferior gaijin system. It is important to note that only the nobility are the ones with coins, or at least they are the wealthier merchants. As such, it is simple: Kan: This is the unit of weight of one bag of rice harvested by a villein (or peasant, as you might understand the name). However, it is much more than that. It is a representation of the work that was incurred in the harvesting of that rice. It is a useful bartering tool, as the merchants and smiths will value their labor and efforts through how much rice it would have put on their family’s table. Do not worry about our coin, you should not use it. Use the Kan, gaijin. Shaku: It is roughly equivalent to one… I forget the word. It begins with an f. Foot. That is the word. Do make mental note that there are many, many more systems and words used depending on the context of what is being produced or procured, to include garments, carpentry, and the like. These are all you will be expected to know. Learn them and use them. This concludes Oyashiman For Dummies (Gaijin). If you disagree with me, you admit to being an individual that needed to read this in the first place to understand Oyashiman. This argument does not hold up, I do not care. None of us will care. Please finish your business and be on your way. Thank you.
  7. Signed on the 5th of Malin's welcome, Year 56 of the Second Age Article I: Sovereignty The Silver State of Haelun’or and the Jade State of Yong Ping, hereafter “the signatories”, do pledge mutual recognition of sovereignty and agree: THAT the power of the rule of each signatory in their respective territories shall be fully respected by the other; THAT the signatories accept the authority of the Zhu of the Jade State of Yong Ping and the and Sohaer of the Silver State of Haelun’or as representatives of the will of their peoples and thus the signatories shall recognize no other position claiming such. THAT signatories enumerated do mutually agree to refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of the Aheralic Principality and reject their claims of dominion over the Mali'aheral. Article II - Non-aggression The signatories enumerated do mutually agree that any forces affiliated with their banner, nation, reigning bloodline, etc., shall not engage in military or hostile action against the other signatory or their residents. If such were to occur, the signatories shall endeavor to resolve the issue diplomatically. Signing parties formally enter a pact of non-aggression. The pact will last for the duration of this treaty. After the expiration of this pact, a renewal may be negotiated. Signing parties refrain from participating in any conflicts that put them at odds with one another. Residents of the Silver State of Haelun’or are protected while in Yong Ping territories, and residents of the Jade State of Yong Ping are protected while in Haelunorian territories so long as they act within the laws of the respective realms. Guilds or mercenary contracts stationed within the Silver State of Haelun’or or the Jade State of Yong Ping will be subject to legal prosecution if they violate the pact in city limits or on citizens of either city. Signatories enumerated do mutually agree that the philosophy of Maehr’sae Hiylun’ehya shall not consider the citizens of the Jade State of Yong Ping, unless individuals would wish to follow such out of their free will. Article III: Trade The Signatories shall enter into an agreement of Free Trade. Both nations shall be allowed a tax-exempt stall that will be allowed for any legal trade purpose. Goods that are sold within these stalls shall not hold any tariff or duty between each respective nation. The signatories enumerated do mutually agree that large scale trading agreements between each party can be of either the purchasing kind (meaning that wares are purchased for minae) or of the bartering kind (meaning that different wares are traded on rates mutually agreed upon or previously set by precedent) Further business transactions or dealings between the signatories shall be entered into further agreements. Article IV: Diplomatic correspondence The signatories enumerated do mutually agree to convene once every four years to promote closer diplomatic relations and cooperation with one another. Were any of the terms of this treaty violated by either signatory, such a violation must be attempted to resolve through diplomacy before the usage of hostilities. Article V: Anti-Azdrazi Provision The Signatories shall cooperate and assist one another in the eradication of the vile race of heretics and Iblees spawn known as Azdrazi. This provision will compel them to share intelligence and assist each other in operations pertaining to the destruction of the Azdrazi, where those actions are not against the Sovereign interests of their respective Signatory. In the case of signatories getting attacked by Azdrazi, both are required to send military assistance to each other. Article VI: Duration The signatories enumerated do mutually agree that this Pact shall last a period of eight years, with the option to renew or abrogate upon the expiration of that period. Signed, Braxus Ni’leya, Sohaer ito’Haelun’or Signed, Usamea An’asul Okarir'san ito’Haelun’or Signed, Tianrui Ren, first Patriarch and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yong Ping Signed, Chen Wenping, the Illustrious Chancellor of the Jade State of Yong Ping, former Honorable Minister of Justice of the Jade State of Yong Ping. 陈 文平
  8. 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:
  9. The Official Yong Ping Legal System To ensure a well balanced and fair justice system within the Jade State of Yong Ping, and the previous laws being not only outdated, but also not regulated in respect to the new Jade Constitution, a new court system in addition to newly revised laws will be integrated in order to ensure the security and prosperity within the borders of the Jade State of Yong Ping. Under enforcement of this newly revised legal code, lesser crimes committed against the laws of the Jade State of Yong Ping are to be dealt with by on the spot issuing of punishment by an Officer of the Yong Ping Army. An Officer issuing punishment may prior to issuing punishment seek legal advice from a Judge or Lawyer, however this is not necessary. The aforementioned method of punishment and criminal identification may only be carried out and issued if the committed crime has been witnessed by three or more people. If the individual who has been issued a punishment by an Officer of the Yong Ping Army feels they have been wrongly accused or that their case was handled unfairly, they can place a complaint to the Ministry of Justice to receive reparations or an appellate Court date if it is found to be necessary. The following laws and regulations are directly tied to a point system, whereby the rights and privileges of convicted individuals can be affected by how many crimes one has committed and the degree of the crime to ensure the safety of further citizens of the Jade State of Yong Ping. All citizens of the jade state will have a record kept of the points tied to their name, age and address. Furthermore, if any individual wishes to rehabilitate themselves and not suffer the consequences of their actions after the issued punishment, a system for the removal of points has been introduced. To distinguish minor offenders from major and criminal offenders, the following regulations and laws are organized into three different subtypes. Minor crimes: 1 point added to the file of the individual (Are typically punished by fines or beatings) Intermediate crimes: 2 points added to the file of the individual (Typical punishments brandings, beatings or fines) Severe crimes: 3 points added to the file of the individual (Brandings, fines and/or non-lethal removal or organs or limbs) Variable crimes: Those that would be deemed treasonous, or possibly automatically five points. But can be contended by the Council. (Almost always execution or exile but may vary case by case and is determined by Chancellor or Zhu) Number of Points Consequences Cost of Removal 1 Point A warning 100 mina or a year of working for the state 2 Points No longer able to gain a position as Minister 200 mina or a two years of working for the state 3 Points No longer able to hold or gain a position in any ministry. Relegated to the lower districts. 300 mina or three years of working for the state and a public statement of apology 4 Points Confiscation of all property both private and business related Unable to be removed save by pardon of Zhu or the Chancellor 5 Points Execution/Banishment Unable to be removed save Pardon from the Zhu Crimes Against the Individual Impersonation - Maofan Nng: The act of one individual imitating another individual of the common folk, for nefarious and unlawful purposes. Maofan Jit: The act of one individual imitating another individual of State or Military rank. This may be considered as treasonous action depending on the rank impersonated. Attempted Assault - Maofan Sa: The attempted harm or injury of another individual through methods of an unarmed nature. Maofan Nng: The attempted harm or injury of another individual through methods involving a weapon. Assault - Maofan Sa: The act of physically attacking a person, which results in no permanent damage to the attacked individual. Maofan Nng: The act of physically attacking a person, which results in lasting damage to the attacked individual. Maofan Jit: The act of physically attacking a person, which results in permanent damage to the attacked individual. Kidnapping - Maofan Nng: The intentional and willful abduction, confining and chaining or otherwise restraining of another individual without actually causing any physical harm to said person. Maofan Jit: The intentional and willful abduction, confining and chaining or otherwise restraining of another individual, which leads to unintentional physical harm to said person. Maofan Jit: The intentional and willful of abduction, confining and chaining or otherwise restraining another individual, with intention to physically harm said person, or having intentionally caused harm to said individual. Mutilation - Maofan Sa: The act of removing teeth, fingers, toes, eyes or tongue of an individual through negligence. Maofan Nng: The act of knowingly and willfully removing teeth, fingers, toes, eyes or tongue of an individual or through negligence removing limbs and organs or otherwise doing permanent damage to another individual. Maofan Jit: The act of knowingly and willfully removing limbs, organs or otherwise doing permanent damage to another individual. Torture - Maofan Nng: The act of individuals not authorized by the council performing long lasting and willing physical damage and torment to another individual over an extended period of time. Maofan Jit: The act of individuals not authorized by the council performing permanent and willing physical damage and torment to another individual over an extended period of time Manslaughter - Maofan Sa: The taking of the life of another through pure negligence or accident, with no premeditated plans or intentions for the death of the deceased individual. Murder - Maofan Sa: The act of taking an individual’s life in the heat of the moment, either as a result of coercion, threats to the individual taking the life, or high strung emotional passions. Maofan Nng: The act of willingly taking the life of another without individual cause or premeditation. Maofan Jit: The act of willingly planning out, and conducting the taking of the life of another individual. Crimes Against Decency Slander- Maofan Sa: The willful spreading of false information, about an individual/company without intent to harm the person/company’s reputation or standing within the greater community. Maofan Nng: The willful spreading of false information, about an individual or company without intent to harm the reputation or standing of said company through pictorial means, or written word. Maofan Jit: The willful and purposeful spreading of false information about an individual company with direct intent to harm their reputation and standing within the wider community through word of mouth, print or pictorial means. Disturbing the Peace - Maofan Sa: The unintentional disruption of the daily routines of the people of Yong Ping through upsetting, violent, crude or deplorable displays. Maofan Nng: The intentional disruption of the daily routines of the people of Yong Ping through upsetting, violent, crude or deplorable displays. Incitement- Maofan Sa: The convincing or manipulation of making other individuals to commit crime. Resisting Arrest - Maofan Sa: The individual has attempted to run or obscure themselves from the YPA (Yong Ping Army), or other state authority figures after having had a warrant issued for their arrest or been placed under arrest. Maofan Nng: The individual has attempted to avoid arrest, and or punishment by the YPA (Yong Ping Army), or other state authority figures by violent means. Discrimination - Maofan Sa: Any discriminatory, verbal or physical action taken against an individual on the grounds of their race, descendant or otherwise, culture, preference of partner or gender. This does not include on the grounds of religion or individuals of an undead or tainted nature. Deviancy - Maofan Sa: One or more individuals performing acts in public which would be considered indecent, or not appropriate for the general public. Adultery - Maofan Sa: The action of an already wed individual, copulating with someone who is not their spouse, without the knowledge and/or expressed consent of said spouse. Prohibited Goods - Maofan Sa: The willful possession of any illegal substances, literature or items found on someone's person, and/or in their abode. Maofan Nng: The willful selling and or distribution of illegal substances, literature and/or items. Maofan Jit: The willful cultivation and manufacturing of illegal substances, literature and/or items. Crimes Against Property Vandalism - Maofan Sa: Unintentionally defacing, or destroying public and or private property. Maofan Nng: Intentional defacing, or destroying public and or private property. Trespassing - Maofan Sa: The unlawful act of entering an abode, private plot or residence without the expressed permission of the owner. Squatting - Maofan Sa: The unlawful and unauthorised staying in a home, building or residence without paying taxes for up to two years. Maofan Nng: The unlawful and unauthorised staying in a home, building or residence without paying taxes for between two to eight years. Maofan Jit: The unlawful and unauthorised staying in a home, building or residence without paying taxes for upwards of eight years. Arson - Maofan Nng: The accidental setting alight of any property private or public. Maofan Jit: The intentional setting alight of any property private or public. Larceny - Maofan Sa: The taking of property or mina with a value of up to 100 mina from a person or their home, without the consent of said person. Maofan Nng: The taking of property or mina with a minimum value of 101 mina and up to 300 mina from a person or their home, without the consent of said person. Maofan Jit: The taking of property or mina with a value of over 300 mina from a person or their home, without the consent of said person. Burglary - Maofan Nng: The entry into the residence of an individual with intention to commit a non-violent crime. Maofan Jit: The entry into the residence of an individual with intention to commit a violent crime. Banditry - Maofan Sa: The taking of property equal to the value of up to 100 mina from an individual through violence or threats of violence. Maofan Nng: The taking of property equal to the value of above 100 mina and up to 300 mina from an individual through violence or threats of violence. Maofan Jit: The taking of property equal to the value of above 300 mina from an individual through violence or threats of violence. Fraud - Maofan Nng: The unintentional deception of an individual, through use of a written or verbal contract, or someone not fulfilling said contract. Maofan Jit: The intentional deception of an individual, through use of a written or verbal contract, or someone not fulfilling said contract. Extortion - Maofan Jit: The use of violence or the threat of violence to get an individual to perform acts they otherwise wouldn’t or to give over materials, goods, mina or information they otherwise wouldn’t. Misuse of The Arcane Practice of Forbidden Arts - Maofan Jit: The practice of forbidden arts is the practicing of magics which causes corruption or rot of the soul; this does not include the voidal arts. Harboring - Maofan Jit: Hiding or caring for those practitioners of forbidden arts. Allowing them to reside, and perform acts of forbidden magic within your abode. Aiding and Abetting - Maofan Jit: Helping or acting alongside/on behalf of practitioners of Forbidden Magics. Either through the act of luring, or participation in their rituals, or harming others in their defence, or for their desires. Illicit use of Magic - Maofan Sa: Use of voidal or deity based magic in an attempt to cause willful and conscious harm to another individual. Maofan Nng: Use of voidal or deity based magic to cause willful and conscious harm or injury to another individual. Maofan Jit: Use of voidal or deity based magic to cause willful and conscious permanent harm or injury to another individual. Magical Misconduct - Maofan Nng: Causing injury or damage to other individuals through negligence or malpractice of magic. Maofan Jit: Causing long term permanent injury or damage to other individuals through negligence or malpractice of magic. Crimes Against the State Tax Evasion - Maofan Nng: Unintentionally failing to pay taxes on a residence, storage, business or stall, before the allotted time of payment. Maofan Jit: Intentionally failing to pay taxes on a residence, storage, business or stall, before the allotted time of payment and repeatedly returning to attempt to keep said asset, without paying the taxes. Bribery - Maofan Jit: Offering mina, items or other rewards to an individual in return for their silence, or dishonesty. Obstruction - Maofan Jit: The crime of preventing the Council, YPA or other authorities of the State from enacting justice, capturing criminals or state business. Mendacity - Maofan Nng: The willing and knowing hiding of information from the State, during an interrogation or otherwise. Maofan Jit: The willing and knowing hiding of information from the State, under oath or during a trial. Insurrection - Maofan Jit: The act of inciting others to indulge or perform rebellion, or treason either outright or in secret through action, word of mouth, written word or any other method. State Homicide - Maofan Jit: The murder or manslaughter of a member of the Council of the Jade State. Treason - Maofan Nng: Knowingly acting against the Jade State of Yong Ping through disobeying the State’s wishes, disloyalty or crimes which would otherwise harm the State as a whole. Maofan Jit: Knowingly engaging in espionage, armed conflicts or rebellions against the state.Or working for, and aiding those who are enemies of the Jade State. This would also include murdering, or attempting to murder member’s of the State Council in an attempt to coup, or cause a change in power for outside forces. Tianrui Ryu, second Patriarch of Yong Ping, The Prosperous Zhu of the Jade State of Yong Ping, former Second Duhu of the Yong Ping People’s Army Chen Wenping, the Illustrious Chancellor of the Jade State of Yong Ping, former Honorable Minister of Justice of the Jade State of Yong Ping. 陈 文平 Atsuki Waythe, the Honorable Minister of Justice of the Jade State of Yong Ping, former Enigmatic Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Jade State of Yong Ping.
  10. Krugmas In The Jade-State As the snowflakes of winter befall upon the Jade State of Yong Ping, our lakes freeze from the cold and our birds cease their chirping and move onward to a warmer environment, within the Jade State of Yong Ping preparations are made left and right, with decorations such as trees and lights illuminating the entirety of the Nation. To celebrate the coming of this freezing season, our nation announces a grand festival for any and all friends or allies of the Jade State of Yong Ping to attend! During the aforementioned festival, the attendees are invited to attend many activities, such as; Ice Skating within the centre square of the Jade State. An exchange of gifts from whoever has something to give. A contest of drinks, both hot and cold. And the Special appearance of a special guest…… OOC; The Event will take place on the 18th of December at 1:30 PM/EST, in the square of Yong-Ping.
  11. TO A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN “Honor and Service” authored and published in the year of 1851 from the Office of His Excellency, the Zhu of the Jade State of Yong Ping To the citizens of the Jade State of Yong Ping, As the voices and wills of our fellow citizens are echoed through the vote for the Jade Mayor of Yong Ping, I wish to bestow my congratulations upon the honorable Baihu of the House Wu for his successful election. Not only do I as a citizen expect great effort, dedication and progress to bloom from the term of the Jade State’s servant Wu Baihu in his newly elected function, but also do I as Zhu await a period of prosperity. It is with due expectations in mind that it shall be upon today’s dragon day that I shall be officially inaugurating the new Mayor of the Jade State into Office at our government building. May our ancestors place their blessing and benediction upon our new Mayor. No Mud, No Lotus. Signed, Tianrui Ryu, Patriarch and Zhu of the Jade State of Yong Ping [OOC] The Event shall take place today at 5 PM EST within the Jade State of Yong Ping.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Posters pinned to the streets of Yong-Ping and letters being delivered to the allies of the Jade State.. With the appointment of our new Zhu, we of the Senate feel it is time to celebrate this momentous and grand time within the Jade state to celebrate Tianrui Ryu and his placement as Zhu of the Jade State of Yong-Pong! The Celebrations will come in the form of a grand feast, at the Tea House. Where the humble beginnings of our new Zhu began… The Feast will present the citizens of Yong-Ping as well as any visitors to our nation, to interact with the newly assigned Senate and Zhu. As well as a dance performed by our very own Minister of rites (and my granddaughter) Chen Yunya! Drinks and food are to be offered to everyone who desires to attend the festivities! I humbly invite the friends and allies of the Jade-State OOC; The Event will be held on December the 12th at 3 PM Est/8 PM Gmt, in Yong-Ping at the Tea House
  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 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.
  16. 不怕慢慢长大;只怕站着不动 (Be not afraid of growing slowly;Be afraid only of standing still- Wu Zixu) Not much is said about the Wu of this era, it’s prestige a fledgling flicker of its great past. The remnants shattered and spread across the realms due to constant wars, eventually fleeing their ancestral homelands in the Ai-zho peninsula. Spread thin by both weather and unfortunate events, a call comes from a lonely house in the Jade State, shouting for whatever family is left. [!]A lonely 朱 sits atop the missive, the tone of the letter solemn and heartfelt.[!] To my kin, my dearest family… I hope this letter finds you in good health, better than what was left when my father came to these shores. Long have we been separated, it is time once more for the family to stand tall, once again showing pride in our name. I write to my kin to join us in the Jade State, despite any rumors heard of it. It is a fairly peaceful place, a land to plant and grow our hopes and dreams together, however wide they may be. I write to my kin to join us, hear both the sense of duty to our people, and to our family. Not just those related by blood, but by our common heritage and love for our identity. Wu Baihu 朱白虎 朱 OOC INFORMATION 朱 Thank you for taking your time to read this! I am looking for member for my small but growing family. We are a family based out of Yong Ping, following the Li-Ren culture, which is based off the chinese culture of ancient times. We are a fairly active group, looking for like minded people to enjoy both family and cultural roleplay. Li-Ren Culture There is a small collection of family members available to play, free to play them as one likes. We are here just to help spread both the family and the fun behind the spice that is Li-Ren roleplay. I have skins to chose from or will commission ones for those that join. Contact Monke#8221 on Discord if you are interested! Current Living Characters Wu Fang- Born 1764 - Currently Unplayed. Would be a fun elderly character if one is interested! Wu Jing- Born 1789 - Son of Wu Fang. Currently Played! Wu Feng- Born 1793 - Son of Wu Fang. Available to Play! Wu Rong- Born 1826 - Son of Wu Feng. Available to Play! Wu Baihu- Born 1832 - Son of Wu Jing. Currently Played! Wu Qian- Born 1835 - Daughter of Wu Jing. Available to Play! Wu Xiaodan- Born 1839 - Daughter of Wu Jing. Available to Play!
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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 ⌟°━┛
  20. Created and published by Chen Yunya Transcribed by some poor passerby ┏━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┓ 小洞不补,大洞吃苦。 (Xiǎodòng bù bǔ, dàdòng chī kǔ.'small hole not mend; big hole eat hardship') — If small holes aren't fixed, then big holes will bring hardship. ┗━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┛ ┏━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┓ 水满则溢。 (Shuǐmǎn zé yì. 'water full but overflows') — Water flows in only to flow out. ┗━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┛
  21. A Skin Auction Yong Ping Edition So! I decided to try my hand at skinning recently and think I did quite okay and therefore, I'll be selling some skins I made! Rules No editing your comment, you have to make a new one. When bidding against someone, tag them in your comment. No last minute skin sniping. Starting bid is 100 minas, at least 25 minas on going up! Ends this Sunday at 9pm EST, 9/26/21! Form Discord Username Skin[s] Bid[s] Li-Ren Hanfus Crimson Rider Hanfu Peaches and Cream Hanfu Oyashiman Kimonos Permeating Mandarins Kimono Sun-faded Kimono Day in the Clouds Kimono Hyeol-yeon Hanboks Vibrant Melon Hanbok A Scholars Hanbok Happy bidding!
  22. THE YONG PING MINISTRY OF EDUCATION LESSONS FOR THE YEAR OF 42 SA The Amber Cold (Monday at 7:30 EST) “The History of the Jade State” Lecture on the history of the Jade State of Yong Ping, focusing on the history of the Oyashiman, Li-Ren, and Hyeol-Yeon peoples. Hosted By Wen Zi Shu and Chen Wenqian To be Hosted In Government Building Snow’s Maiden (Wednesday at 7:30 EST) “The Cultural Landscape of Yong Ping” Lecture and discussion on the political climate of modern Yong Ping, emphasizing discussion of change in law and international relations. Hosted by Wen Zi Shu To be Hosted In Government Building (TBA) “Debate on Culture” An impromptu style debate revolving around the topic of “Is Culture an Integral Part of Society?” Hosted by Wen Zi Shu and Wen Ke Xing To be Hosted In Government Building (TBA) “Morals Then vs Now” A lecture on how have the morals and traditions of the Easterners changed since the creation of Yong-Ping? Hosted by Chen Wenqian To be Hosted In Government Building
  23. Yong Ping Persona Creation A Guide to Persona Creation within the Jade State So! You are looking to make a persona within Yong Ping. There are a few questions you’d need to answer for yourself first, that being the following: Which of the current cultures do you want your persona based on? Are you looking to join an existing family or make your own? If looking to join, what are the current existing families? What is the backstory of your persona or what do you want it to be? And What kind of skin would you need and how do you get one? We’ll now refer to the first question, cultures. As of current, there are three cultures within the Jade State; the Li-ren, Oyashiman and the Hyeol-yeons. The IRL equivalent being that of the Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The first two mentioned have an extensive history, which there is a multitude of forum posts on while the last is relatively new to the nation but growing. https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/196044-culture-li-ren-culture/ The Li-ren people hail originally from Li-guo, having fled from the ever-warring state to go on to find a place of refuge and safety. They are a people of the arts, often seen with ornate fans and parasols in the higher classes and wearing Hanfus all-around. A diagram below depicts the stylings of a hanfu. https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/203284-a-look-into-li-ren-fashion/ Fun fact, the first Zhu of the Jade State is Li Xiuying, the Li-ren who founded first the Tai Ping district followed by becoming that of a settlement led to Nationhood, the Jade State of Yong Ping. https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/194066-culture-oyashima/?tab=comments The Oyashiman people originally hail from Oyashima, bound within the confines of a rigid caste-system. They have many special weapons custom to their culture, one of many being the Katana most often used by the Samurai, an honorable class of warriors. The Oyashimans most often wear Kimonos, the diagram of one depicted below. Fun fact, the Ishikawas are a well-known family of high status both in Oyashima and the Jade State alike. A branch of the family had been founded in a castle of their creation, Tsutenkaku, by one Tsune Hirano. She later went on to become a fervent ambassador alongside our Wise Minister of Education before her passing. https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/203665-culture-the-hyeol-yeon/ The Hyeol-yeon peoples originally hail from the Cunyuan region and are found to be highly religious people who didn’t initially flee their home but have come to settle here. With a variety of religious rites, they are a fan of totems and statues; such as the Jangseung, among other things as they are superstitious people believing in that of Karma. They most often wear a Hanok, the diagram of one depicted down below. Fun fact, the Hyeol-yeon people were initially introduced to the Jade State through a series of pirate attacks that lasted years. Having been forcibly taken from their home, they had been enslaved on the Pirates ships and later freed by the Yong Ping Army and led back to the Jade State in order to recuperate, over five-hundred people were given their freedom and went on to incorporate themselves into the city. Before going into that of open families, it is always open to make a family of your own. Whether a lower class one within the slums or finding yourselves within the Port district as sailors, there are many options to those open to making a persona within the Jade State. The families listed below are ones currently open to accepting new members, though keep in mind to contact them first. The Tianrui family The Tianrui family is based on two cultures, Li-ren and Oyashiman, through a series of long history. Mainly that of Elves, there’d be some humans pocketed throughout, with a heavy presence in the military and merchant work. Leading the prosperous Tianrui Teahouse and with a member as Duhu of the Army, they are a family of great size to be reckoned with. Point of Contact: Tianrui Ren, Moo_Bot, Coffee.exe [BOT]#5456. The Chen family https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/202483-the-chen-family-history-%E9%99%B3%E5%AE%B6/ The Chen family is one that mainly focuses on that of the arts. Known for their love for calligraphy, dance and poetry, they aim to bring further beauty to the Jade State. Keeping this in mind, if one were to watch them closely, they are a family of drama with a taste for the finer things due to their higher status in the caste system alongside many a Minister and Government worker coming from their family. Consisting mainly of Li-rens, there would be a few Hyeol-yeon spotted among their ranks, alongside elves and humans alike. Point of Contact: Chen Yunya, tadabug2000, beautifulwatty#6584 or Chen Wenping, Bemoblue, Samuel The Cannibal#9401. We’re getting closer now to the full creation of your persona, though backstory is an important factor. Referring to any of the cultures above, of course any backstory can be created from that but for those who need a little help, here are a few events that have happened that may help towards creating one for yourself. The Tai Ping Massacre For those looking for a persona that’d be in their forties or above, the Tai Ping Massacre happened during a time when the two cultures at the time [Li-ren and Oyashiman] had founded a district within the settlement Talons Port. A group of serial killers had harassed the district for a Dragon's week, with the grand total count of deaths being 30 at the end. Bodies had been strung up from every crevice, laid across every roof and blood permeated the air leaving quite the traumatizing irp year. The Fleeing of the Refugees Nearly forty years ago now, when news of Yong Ping first being founded spread to Aeldin, alongside a new venture made to bring forth unity between the ever-warring cultures [Li-ren and Oyashiman], both had fled to the newly found settlement. Tensions were tight, having fled from the bloodshed only to be close to those they’ve fought for many, many years but with time and effort, the cultures have come to respect each other with time. The Freeing of the Hyeol-Yeon Nearly twelve years ago now, when the pirate attacks began and it was found they held Slaves, the Yong Ping Army boarded their ship and through a hard-fought battle, freed five-hundred people who then went on to incorporate into the city as refugees. The Brewing Tsunami Only eight years ago now, a great disaster and yet one that was a religious moment, Susanoo, a Kami, had warned the people of the Jade State of a coming tsunami and to rush to the temple. Those that heeded the warning were spared, the large waves crashing down, only to split before the temple and spare those within. The people who hadn’t found themselves in the temple weren’t so lucky, some children having been orphaned during this time. The Final Destruction of the Pirates Just under a year ago now, the Pirates encampment has been fully destroyed. Many had died due to the Pirates attacking and killing their own and during this time, there had been twenty-one orphaned children saved and brought to the temple to be cared for properly. A diagram of clothing of all three cultures. When going about seeking a skin for your persona, you have a few options. With the use of @skinner in our main Discord, you can commission a skin from one of our fine skinners. If unsure on that option, there are free to use skins which will be linked below, alongside templates for those wishing to make their own. Hanfu Templates Li-Ren Free to Use Kimono Templates Oyashiman Free to Use Hanbok Free to Use Any Free to Use If you have any questions as to further character creation, join the Yong Ping discord today and look under #information for more, alongside #characterreferences in channels. We look forward to having you! https://discord.gg/7sUf6WFXHJ
  24. Created and published by Chen Yunya Transcribed by some poor passerby ┏━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┓ 不作不死. (Bù zuò bù sǐ. 'Not do not die.') — If you don't do stupid things you won't end up in tragedy. ┗━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┛ ┏━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┓ 塞翁失马,焉知非福。 (Sài Wēng shī mǎ, yān zhī fēi fú. 'Sai Weng [legendary old man's name] lost horse, how know not blessing'.) — Blessings come in disguise. ┗━°⌜ 赤い糸 ⌟°━┛
  25. The Treaty of The Jackalope and The Dragon ARTICLES ARTICLE I - SOVEREIGNTY ARTICLE II - NON-AGGRESSION AND FRIENDSHIP ARTICLE III - DEFENSIVE ARTICLE IV - INVITATION TO TRAINING ARTICLE V - TRADE ARTICLE VI - DURATION PREAMBLE The Duchy of Rozania and The Jade State of Yong Ping have long been in contact with one another. The Jade State of Yong Ping offered asylum for those known as Sarissans, when they did not have a home. In light of this, and The Duchy of Rozania being built, a lasting contract has been made, to signify the friendship and respect between the two signatories. ARTICLE I - SOVEREIGNTY The Duchy of Rozania and The Jade State of Yong Ping recognize each other as independent lands, and will make no attempt to subvert the authorities governing them. ARTICLE II - NON-AGGRESSION AND FRIENDSHIP The Duchy of Rozania and The Jade State of Yong Ping will adhere to a pact of non-aggression, and will not incite conflict between them. The Duchy of Rozania and The Jade State of Yong Ping have deemed both signatories to be of good morals, good intentions, and declare friendship with one another. ARTICLE III - DEFENSIVE The Duchy of Rozania and The Jade State of Yong Ping will enter into a defensive contract, in which both will aid and rally in war time, as long as neither are the aggressor in the conflict. In the case of which either is the aggressor, there shall be no aid, or help in wartime. ARTICLE IV - INVITATION TO TRAINING The Duchy of Rozania and The Jade State of Yong Ping will invite each other to military training, and therefore practice and teach each militia of their rules and styles. ARTICLE V - TRADE The Duchy of Rozania and The Jade State of Yong Ping 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 VI - DURATION This treaty will remain in effect for twenty years. It may be renewed by mutual consent of both The Duchy of Rozania and The Jade State of Yong Ping. 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. Signed, Tianrui Ren, Patriarch and Zhu of Yong Ping Ser William Buckfort, King of Rozania, Father of the Sarissans, Keeper of the Night Glow, etcetera Rebeka la Waevra, Master of Whisperers, Head Diplomat, Chieftess of La Waevra Clan
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