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Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by dominatr, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. dominatr

    dominatr Smoke Jaguar

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    don't be too concerned, i may consider bringing that back in the distant future. If there is ever to be another update, i'll give you a hint as to what happened with Mephata: They had a few allies too.:satan:
     
  2. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    I'd like Cornwall, please!

    Nation’s name: Cornwall/Cornish
    Capital City: Launceston
    Leader: High King Gorlois
    Place Names: Tintagel, Caer Baddan, Kelliwic, Totnes, Arbray,
    Societal Structure: A number of small petty kingdoms united under a High King. A Noble Warrior caste control a series of smaller domains and are subservient to their kings and High Kings, and the Peasantry farm. (Proto Feudalism)
    Brief History: The Cornish have lived here for as long as people have lived here, Slowly driving the Fairies and Wildmen into the wild woods, where no man dear tread, even today. It is said that Gawain, The first High King, United the tribes of men and claimed Launceston, the seat of the Seelie court with the help of his Queen, Morgaine, a princess of the Elves. This united kingdom drove the Darker faction of the elves out of Tintagel, thier Capital. Over time, the Light elves faded away as the Time of Man came. As such, No one in a thousand years has seen hide nor hair of a fey, though much evidence of both factions is still around: Who else would cause the sicknesses that run rampant every so often, who else built the ancient stone circles, who else would cause animals to die for no apparent reason.
     
  3. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    The sea turned red after all :mwaha:
    Anyways, I'll work on my nation's description tonight and tomorrow.
     
  4. MaxaTheGreat

    MaxaTheGreat Feel Prussian Iron!

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    I'm gonna reserve Aceh, because I don't want to write anything right now.
     
  5. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    Nation’s name: Cherokee League/Cherokee Legion
    Capital City: Echota (e-koot-a)
    Leader: "Sequoyah" Takasley and "Kutani" Kisasi (Family)
    Place Names: Keowee, Tugalu, Nikwasi, Joara, Tellico, Tanasi, Kituwa, Tomotley, Conasauga
    Societal Structure:
    Power is passed through the female line. One's birth-lineage comes from one's mother. All breedable women live communally and are shared with all males. Typically, there are one or two "prime" pales in each age class. The females rule as shamans of the Mighty Hunter, and serve to raise the children, keep the history, and craft goods. The most fertile women rules as the Kutani, or the Chief Shaman. For generations this has been under the Kisasi family, who claim to be descended, womb to womb, from Larutesa herself.

    Men labor, but men also run free. There are three classes of men. Youths, or the "Red Ones" hunt and fight. They are ritualistically imbued with spirits of dead youths before them to inspire bravery before battle, and their crimes are ritualistically cleaned before allowed to return to their homes. This cleansing also served to aid in the healing of any wounds. The mature, or the "Brown Ones", farm and lead. They tend the crops, defend their villages, and learn specialized crafts dedicated to men like pottery or (bronzeworking). Finally, the aged or "White Ones" guide and cleanse. They serve to give wisdom to the clan, to cleanse the Red Ones, and to dictate histories to the Women to be memorized.

    A tribe is typically ruled by a Brown One during peace, a Red One during war, and a White One during ceremonies. It is not uncommon that exceptional people lead during their entire lives. The "Sequoyah" receives the first pick of women every night and is the face of the tribe, for the Kutani may not be seen by any other man other than Cherokee.

    Brief History: When the Iroquois people were formed, the ten great sons of the Mighty Hunter fought over the land by the Freshwater Seas. Finally, the aging Mighty Hunter called his sons together. Five of them will remain home, and keep the hearth fire roaring for the return of any other. Two sons, Mohica and Tuscarora were sent to the east. Two sons, the Huronahi and the Eriholey were sent to the west. And his last son, Cherokee, was sent to the south.

    There, Great Cherokee found many Mighty Hunters, but none as strong as himself nor his father. Fighting bravely Cherokee managed to carve out a hunting ground for himself and the beautiful Larutesa. Together they had many daughters and sons, and from their loins was birthed the Cherokee tribe.

    OOC: An Hour's worth of research. :) I still changed things to make it more interesting. ;)
     
  6. Patchy

    Patchy Emperor

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    Nation’s name: The Attican League, Atticans
    Capital City: Athens
    Leader: Archon Peteus
    Place Names: Thebes, Delphi, Eretria, Larissa, Phocis, Thessaly, Ithaca
    Societal Structure:The Atticans have four distinct social classes: Councilmen, Citizens, Commoners, and Slaves. The Councilmen are anyone who is a part of the government of Attica which includes actual councilmen, head judges, high ranking officers, and the high priests. Their immediate family are also on their social level but are still called citizens.

    The Citizens are the people born in the Attica region and make up the upper and upper-middle class of Attica. If a Citizen is male and of age he can attempt to join the government and become a Councilman, but usually only older Citizens become Councilmen. The Citizens enjoy the right to elect their Councilman and serve as the elite soldiers of the Attican army. Regions that have been under Attican control long enough and have shown good behavior can apply for citizenship of their people. So far only Thebes and Delphi have obtained full citizenship with Eretria being in the transition stage and thus having only partial citizenship.

    The Commoners are the non-citizens of Attica, they are either recently conquered or their region has been showing resistance to Attican rule. The commoners make up, to no one's surprise, the lower and lower-middle class of Attica. They mostly serve as farmers working hard to feed Attica's armies and craftsmen. Another common profession is that of a sailor who helps man Attica's navy in times of war and makes a living serving on merchant ships in times of peace. The Commoners from relatively stable regions make up the bulk of Attica's armies and lifetime service carries the reward of citizenship for their immediate family.

    The Slaves are criminals and prisoners of war.

    Brief History: When Attica was first formed it was ruled by the highest ranking general of Athens who would conquer the surrounding lands and rule with an iron fist. While they attempted to conquer other lands the campaigns were at best temporarily successful and at worst a disaster. This was due to the armies being made up of mostly the disgruntled lower class who were conscripted into service and held no love for the general. Over time certain families began to become wealthier as they transitioned from farming large pieces of land to being landowners who let other people farm their land for them. This became the new aristocracy who would most always be secretly at odds with the general.

    After a particularly horrendous failed attempt at conquering Thebes the aristocracy overthrew the general and put in place a council of elected aristocrats that would rule over Attica. The aristocracy took on the name Citizens and had a lighter rule on the Commoners became more proud of their government. Due to the more democratic nature of Attica they were able to pick officers and generals partially via merit rather than what family they were from. This allowed for the successful invasion of Thebes after which all Atticans took on the name Citizens and dumped the title of Commoners on the people of Thebes.

    Now Attica has conquered all of Central and western Greece and have started to expand into Thessaly only to be met with stiff resistance from the people there. However due to their lack of organization the most they can do is harass the armies of Attica.
     
  7. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    Nation’s name: Pelloponesian League
    Capital City: Sparta
    Leaders: Leonidas I, Eumenis II
    Place Names: Corinth, Argos, Mycene
    Government: Dual Monarchy with Democratic and Aristocratic elements

    Kings: They are two and they share power. Their duties are mainly religional and military.

    Senate: Composed by 28 old rich aristocrats and the two Kings, they prepare the laws that are to be voted by the Ephors.

    Ephors: They are five, elected every 8 years, and they have admistirative powers, as they control both internal and foreign policy.

    Appela: Composed by all male citizens of Sparta under the age of 30, they elect the Senate and the Ephors.

    Societal Structure:

    Citizens: The citizens of Sparta, born by Spartan mother and father, are the only ones who can be elected in Government positions and the only ones who can vote. They are all equal and they all own the same amount of land.

    Paroikoi: They are the citizens of other cities, like Corinth or Argos. They have all rights of the Ctizens, except they cannot elect or be elected.

    Helots: They are slaves. They work in the farms and Estates of the Citizens.
     
  8. mythmonster2

    mythmonster2 BEC NOIR! RUN!

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    This looks interesting: think I'll take Egypt. Will fill out the form when I have time.
     
  9. topsecret

    topsecret Believer

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    Here's my details:
    Nation’s name: Japan, Japanese
    Capital City: Kyoto
    Leader: Emperor Yayoi
    Place Names: Tokyo, Nagasaki, Osaka, etc.
    Societal Structure:
    Emperor: The richest and most powerful class. Obviously there is only one member to this class, though when one Emperor dies, his throne passes to his closest relative.

    Royal Family: Anyone related to the Emperor, by birth or marriage. The second richest class, this group has more potential power, but it is less immediate than the next two

    Advisors: Helps the Emperor decide what the new laws are.

    Chiefs: Set over parcels of lands, they decide the outcome whenever there is a land dispute between the divided land. Obviously there is a lot of corruption in the system...

    Warriors: Enforcers of the Empire's commands. These warriors are prepared to fight to the death, if need be.

    Farmers: The common people. Merchants have not really risen yet, but the farmers always are trying to buy out the others. The warriors are drawn from this class.

    Outcasts: The criminals and people who could not pay their debts. The Emperor usually uses this class to hire for his less desirable work (Assassinations, etc.).

    (Very) Brief History: The Emperor Yayoi has finally united the Japanese, and is planning to solidify them into the largest and deadliest fighting force on Earth.
     
  10. Daedwartin

    Daedwartin Emperor

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    England!

    Nation’s Name: The Britannian Republic/ Brittannian

    Capital City: Londonium....located where you think it is.

    Leader: Imperator Caligula.

    Place Names:
    Eboracum: Latin for York...
    Societal Structure:

    Consul/Imperator/First Citizen:The Military Autocrat leader of the Empire( I am aware that the nation is called a republic, but I'm basically romanized england). Just like RL roman emperors, this IS NOT passed done from father to son, but to who ever the Imperator or the senate (if their is no incumbent Imperator at the time) wants. granted...the Praetorian Gaurds have to approve of the Imperator first...else he will find a not so nice feeling dagger in his back.
    Senator: A legislator....not powerful at all, at least from the stand point of being a senator...HOWEVER, they tend to be RICH. And money = easier time funding legions = military power...and the republic is a military autocracy.
    Praticians : The upper class. Rich. Affluent. Allowed to be a senator.money is consider a powerful thing to have, despite the military being a somewhat quick way up. Course, those riches can be used to obtain military power...a civil war would defenitely be a bit of a issue here. NOTE: there are several high up positions a Pratician IS FORBIDDEN to take in the bureaucracy. Getting here simply requires having a lot of money. The classes are monetary-based
    Equites: the middle class. Not dirt poor, but not super rich. Some of the prarician forbidden positions are these guys ONLY. The republic would break without these guys.
    Proles: dirt poor to just below just well enough off. The remember of the Pratician forbidden positions go to these guys. Let's face it, there are thing the Proles know better then the upper class. So let the guys who know how do it.
    The Bureaucracy: A good way to gain power. This is why no nobility system exists here.(yes, those upper class people are not nobles.) without these guys...their would be no republic.
    The Military: another way to power. The sword and shield of the republic...trains night and day.
    Praetorian Guard: special mention here. These guys are the Gaurds of the Imperator. These guys are our version of the kingmaker...as these are the guys who make sure no one assassinates you...unles you don't keep them happy...in which case, THEY WILL assassinate YOU! Therefor, being the commander of this is one of the highest honors. And makes you nearly as powerful as thy Imperator. If not more. Therefor, if you coup the Imperator and keep command of the Gaurd...you would have the loyality of your gaurd being their commander, AND the empire as your plaything...

    History: A long, long, long, long, long, long, long time ago on river bank not so far away, if your a Londoner...though for this poster a 9 hour flight away, Their was a cruel king and Queen...well, the king was powerless in the face of the Queen. She had....wait wrong story....no never mind right story...a unsateable greed, and taxed the people endlessly...the people rebelled. it was REVOLUTION. And so, the people declared a republic when they won. For some time it stood, but the gap between the wealthy and poor widdened, as we expanded...eventually the Impetator Gauis took power in a bloody civil war.
    Game Start

    OOC: damn you vocaliod...you had me starting going off with servent of evil's plot there. Just some changes.
     
  11. mythmonster2

    mythmonster2 BEC NOIR! RUN!

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    Nation’s name: Egypt, Egyptians

    Capital City: Memphis

    Leader: Pharaoh Djoser

    Place Names: Heliopolis, Gebelein, Nekhen

    Societal Structure:
    At the top is the pharaoh, with absolute power in enacting laws and leading the army. He is assisted by a vizier.
    After the pharaoh and his vizier come the other nobles, who are the only ones who can hold government positions.
    Next on the ladder are the soldiers, whose job should be obvious, and the scribes, who, as the few who could read and write, keep government records.
    Merchants, artisans, and other professionals make up the middle class, and many of them are state-controlled.
    Farmers make up the majority of the population, must pay taxes in grain, and may be conscripted for labor.
    And finally, at the bottom, are slaves and servants. Slaves are mostly used as indentured servants, and can buy or work their way to freedom. All Egyptians, except for slaves, are viewed as equals under the law.

    Brief History: Once, Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt were separate. Warfare was common between the two areas, and much blood was shed. However, eventually, Pharaoh Narmer first united Upper Egypt, then went north and defeated his enemies in the Delta, uniting Upper and Lower Egypt for the first time. It was with him that the divine kingship of the pharaohs was established. His dynasty and the next ruled Egypt for many years, but now is the era of the Third Dynasty and the Old Kingdom.
     
  12. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    The British Isles have WAYYYY too many people!
     
  13. Daedwartin

    Daedwartin Emperor

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    Not a bad thing. It breeds competitiveness from its states. It means there will be a very, very interesting game here. Cornwal, Scotland, England, ALL we need now is Wales and Ireland, and one can declare the Region Of Brittannia the center of civilization(we don't have a different name for our home islands...and don't know what the others will call them yet.)
    But one thing is certain: We will be reliant on thy naval power for thy success...at least, the one who will win the scramble to unite these two island under a single rule.

    OOC: annex SCO, annex IRE.....I forgot....this is multiplayer and this isn't EU3 anyways...well, then it's the hard way then.
     
  14. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    Albion, not Britannia :p
     
  15. Daedwartin

    Daedwartin Emperor

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    Britannia, but Albion. :p.
    you see, the great scramble starts before the game even begins...
     
  16. dominatr

    dominatr Smoke Jaguar

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    Not just the British Isles, but all of Europe is getting crowded! There's 10 players there, that's more than my last NES had at any one time! :lol:
     
  17. Daedwartin

    Daedwartin Emperor

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    Time for the greater empire of Britannia then...after all, this isnt even bronze age. no "peacniks", no "freedom"...well, some are better at this than others, but they are irrelavent. nothing beats brute force controlled with finesse and with stealth...
    Semper Fidelis Britannia, Imperator!
     
  18. mythmonster2

    mythmonster2 BEC NOIR! RUN!

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    More of the world for the rest of us, then!
     
  19. Daedwartin

    Daedwartin Emperor

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    ahh, but remember one thing: less neighbors mean more room...but less contacts means less trade... Europe had the smaller empires in RL, but they had far more trade and infighting. War is the mother of invention. Trade supplies the funding, and the ideas. so, smaller empires, but more turmoil might mean when we do come your way...we might be smaller but we could potentially out tech you.
     
  20. mythmonster2

    mythmonster2 BEC NOIR! RUN!

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    Key word being potentially. And even then, it was a while before Europe could match the technology of China, India, and the Middle East, with the exception of the Roman Empire. Speaking of that, though, I'm surprised we only have an India and Japan in Asia. Would have expected at least a China so far.
     

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