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Some tentative interest here. I've been really trying to break into group roleplays for awhile now-I've honed my skills in partnerships and all of that, but it's been a bit since I've shaken off the rust and leapt into a group venture. It's a shame, because group stuff is how I got my start.

I'm curious however, how much leave are we given to world build? Right now I've got a bit of a concept of a foreign merchant princeling (not...actual royalty, but hailing from a nation where royalty is something of a concept that's up for grabs. Have a manor? Have money? Or simply have enough scary men with swords? Congratulations. You're a prince now!) out to make a profit, at first. Maybe pick up some lore while he's at it.

Add it his ever-growing collection of curiosities.

The works.

Basically, someone with no initial investment in revolution/revolt, but gradually finds himself drawn to oppose the crown, despite his the risks it poses to his operations.

Now, if worldbuilding isn't allowed on the part of players-I found no references in the rules, so I'm not sure-then this won't work clearly. So I'm asking if the above concept sounds workable before I go to the effort of drawing up a character sheet.


Glad to have you join us. World building is ok as long as it’s worked out with Kitty and I. As he is a foreign, its a little more lax on rules. Just know it’s a fantasy setting (very basic) but all fantasy races are super rare to see and are thought to be stories. Magic is apart of it but it’s complicated, Kitty will explain that. It’s a more realistic approach to fantasy.

Anywhos we can have your character from the east (outside the map) can boarder The eastern most city on the map. I was kinda hoping for a more Asian like race to the east, but I’m flexible. I kinda want to hear more about the idea you had about the government. But post up a character if you got something
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@Aerandir I'll keep that in mind. Let's say that at the moment Annabelle is simply on the run from the law.

Well, if she was a Merchant, she probably lived in Yeruse, though as a freeholder I was thinking that she lived in a town north of Yeruse (from where she ran into the woods to be an outlaw)

Of course, if a particular area is known as Tricaelia's breadbasket, Annabelle might be from there


Yeruse would be in a good spot for a breadbasket. I can add a new city in the plains north east between the capital and the Easter most city. That would make more sense and I can add a small forest around there.

A merchant would make sense if her family owned a mill and some land but what Itll have lord over it
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Oh, I actually have some cliff notes on culture/government and the works.

What I’m envisioning for his homeland is a chaotic stew of city states ruled by various Elector Princes, with a strong base of ‘merchanter’ princes underneath them. The city states, the Free Cities of Verenzia, are a melting pot of diversity in many ways-you can find merchants from just about everywhere. Walk down the street and you’ll see a dozen things you do not know. Sexuality tends to be fluid too-society is pretty open. Bisexuality is more or less expected. Though there is a strong undercurrent of homosexuality.

Philosophers too, thrive in the open societies of Verenzia. A collection of homegrown thinkers and exiles who love to write long-winded treatises and srgue endlessly with each other. As is the wont of every philosopher. But...this libertine, thriving, even vibrant culture, does have a downside. Wars between city states are common. Power can change hands quickly. Street fights between merchanter princes are common in the less stable cities. A constant low-level civil war.

“Ah, the free cities!”

“If you don’t like the politics, wait five minutes for new ones!”

That’s...Uhm, the cliff notes. More or less a summary of the general time and feel I’m going for. Think that’ll fit in?
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@Aerandir Thank you for the clarifications. Just been bouncing through a few ideas in my head. The final question I suppose I have is whether it would be alright to be part of a splinter-group within a faction. My thought was a contingency of Woodsmen who have been loyal to the crown, but more loyal to a certain Woodsman within the faction. The idea is that in the RP they end up formally splitting from the Woodsmen due to ideological differences.

I had this plan honestly so that I could run a small faction of sorts, since I didn't want to just step in and try to claim leadership over the Woodsmen themselves, especially since you guys put in the work to establish the faction already. A splinter-group might add a weird (yet interesting) wrench into the mix of the rebellion.
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@webboysurfpm me he reasons for the split and what the new ideology was
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@Ophidian I’m cool with it, just need to wait for kitty to fully approve. She’s been a bit busy. To add my two bits, if I didn’t say this before, just make it easy of this kingdom. And if you do make it, the Allaway family rules the city that boarders it. Khunsrith. So they would well known by traveling merchants from that kingdom.
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@Aerandir I've got a few questions. For one, does the king hate mages and magic? Or is it only the Vanguard? Secondly, I'm assuming Akarath is the capital. Is the mage tower property of some mage order? Also, is magic different from most other settings here? I would love to play as the leader of a mages guild or something like that.
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@Legion02 I know the king sees the value in magic even though it’s strange and unknown and that scares everyone. The vanguard doesn’t like it at all, though they have had magic users within their ranks. (I know it’s messed up. ) as for how all magic works I’m going to leave that to Kitteh, @kitty to decide. I know it’s really different than regular magic in other fantasy’s. But I’ll talk to her on that more.

Edit: as for the tower we really haven’t set an order yet, it’s more of a place of learning. Magic or not
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I've completed the first part of my submission-the guild sheet, detailing the faction my character will head up.

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You can't take it with you honey
A queen beats a jack here Sonny
Are you thinkin' red or black now honey?
Double up your stack now Sonny
Luck says don't look back now honey
Lay your money
Lay your money
Lay your money down!



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As you can all see, there is a reason @Aerandir is my co-gm. I've been keeping up for the most part with everything on here I just struggle with some health stuff that just makes it easier for Aer to be the main communication at times. So I'm sorry if I come off as a horrid GM, I promise I am still here and taking in everything everyone is saying. Some days are just better than others ya know.

Anyways onto the important stuff.

@Ophidian I very much am intrigued and interested in how your guild will play out in the roleplay. Looking forward to your character!

@Legion02 I don't have all the magic thought out and am still throwing things around in my head to figure out the best for this world. What Aer said about the Vanguard not liking magic users but the King being intrigued is true. As far as a magic guild, I find the idea interesting and intriguing. I'll let you know when I have finalized ideas for the magic, but if you have any suggestions or ideas for how you think the magic in the world can be just let me know. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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Sorry guys I’ve been snow plowing every morning and night for the last few days with two more storms coming tonight and Sunday night.
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@AerandirI am here and I was wondering if you would like to go over some character stuff between our characters?
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Yep. I've just been busy for the last few days.
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I'm here, just been a bit busy.
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What happened?
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Life, it’s been super rough for us at the moment @Dusty
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@Dusty@Ophidian@Chiro@sly13@webboysurf@Legion02@AtomicNut

https://www.roleplayerguild.com/topics/176184-viva-la-vida-the-price-of-freedom/ooc

We have once again brought it back, this time with different races clearly stated as part of it. We are revamping it a bit more than we did between the first and this attempt, which was horrible timing due to the holidays and some personal things in my life. Feel free to look over the interest check and ask any questions you may have!
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