This is my first attempt at RPing, please critique it if you want, I would love to hear what you guys have to say. Orazio looked out into the open fields with longing. The chariot continued to seem lost, as it had since the departure of Santiago. The ship ride from Venice, which most travelers would agree was the worst part of any commute, seemed nothing in comparison to the bumpy ride through New Arkadia. In addition to all of this, Orazio was feeling anxious; it had been a long time since any member of The Family had been sure of something. The Family's history had begun some time in the 3rd Millenia BC, during the Sedrik Dynasty. Since then The Family had been involved in politics in Arete and Arkadia, and later on Kassite. During the demise of the Arkadian Dynasty under Dutchfire, Orazio's ansector joined a then far-off Separatist group known as the Principality of Kassite, participated in a rebellion that overthrew the government, but then witnessed the lost control of the new Empire to a Representative Monarchy based in Arete, sometimes referred to by the peasants as the "Cycles." After the Revolution, The Family (who were still tied to the recognized Principalities of Kassite) moved to rural Venice with the leader, Vandal the Rebel. Although Vandal again attempted to spark dismay in the Empire, The Family did not participate, and instead waited until peace was achieved. The faction was thus renamed the Free State of Venice, and following the peace, The Family received a house in coastal Venice and gem mines North West of Seville and on a direct route to Santiago. The last was what brought Orazio out to New Arkadia today. Orazio's grandfather, Antoneo, had received the gem mines as well as The Family house; however, both him and Orazio's father, Nate had no real business knowledge. Orazio, on the other hand, had recently graduated from the University of Arete, where he studied business and Law. He saw something. "We're here?" said Orazio. "No," said his Spanish servant, Matteo,"Sir these are the mines in Seville county, your mines are actually located in the Holy Land." "Very well. Driver," Shouted Orazio over the sound of rock and wheel, "How much further?" "We must cross a marsh land and from there it will only be a little longer, perhaps another two hours." Orazio fell asleep. Things were, despite hard travels, looking up for The Family, Nate was busy making political ties far better then the unusual ones they have now as they ventured through the New Arkadian Countryside. Orazio had also begun networking in collage in hope of soon being able to start a family business or partake in an economic adventure. Orazio worried dearly for The Family though, as they were still situated in Venice, and he had no real news of the Babylonian Crab War. Officials in Santiago had told him that the armies had broken all the way into Babylon, and that Babylon's army would now be no match for our armies, who were led by great military minds such as Provoshogun, Gustavus II Adolphus, and the Dutchfire, but Orazio would not rest. He had seen with his own eyes the Babylonian Army, and feared Babylon's proximity to Venice. "Wake up, Sir, were here," said Matteo. With the chariot stopped Orazio stepped down onto the dew-moistened green grass of New Arkadia, rumored to be be most pleasant grass in the world. He looked from the top of a small valley to the bottom, where small mines numbered the walls and Spanish slaves worked pleasantly among the cool valley breeze and the water rich Riverbed. A Spanish man walked up to Orazio holding a clear rock. "Lord Orazio, this is the most recent findings, its a crystal." Orazio help up the Crystal to the noon sunlight. The Crystal shone with excellency. Orazio walked up to a clearing, the viability was great, and you could see past the Holy River of Madrid, where his land ended. "This is what The Family has been waiting for."