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OK, some quick inquiries on the new map/travel details:

1. I've often heard that an army's "regular" pace (not running from an enemy, ordered by the superiors to rush B cyka blyat, or otherwise in a hurry) is more like 25-30 miles by foot? Then more like forty if they're skipping meals, shorting themselves on sleep, and otherwise needing to get the fuck where they're going ASAP. I don't know what "with luggage" means, however, since I'm assuming any sufficiently provisioned group of travellers has some kind of baggage train with it. If "with luggage" means you're carrying all your possessions on your back then fair enough. I've done that and it ain't fun.

2. Since a war is a-brewing, should we surmise that it's springtime, or at least fast approaching it? Particularly since you said this setting is analogous to the 10th Century, I would believe that barbarian raids are happening during spring and autumn, when there are harvests to steal; and that military campaigns end in late summer so soldiers can return to work their farms at harvest, hole up for winter, and then (if the levy is called again) resume fighting in the next thaw.
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2. Since a war is a-brewing, should we surmise that it's springtime, or at least fast approaching it?


The first blooms of spring are fast arriving. That's the idea, yeah. Rainy, wet, still snowy in some areas, but winter is finally at its end.

1. I've often heard that an army's "regular" pace (not running from an enemy, ordered by the superiors to rush B cyka blyat, or otherwise in a hurry) is more like 25-30 miles by foot? Then more like forty if they're skipping meals, shorting themselves on sleep, and otherwise needing to get the fuck where they're going ASAP. I don't know what "with luggage" means, however, since I'm assuming any sufficiently provisioned group of travellers has some kind of baggage train with it. If "with luggage" means you're carrying all your possessions on your back then fair enough. I've done that and it ain't fun.


So far as I can tell, these are the numbers by researchers based what we know about Medieval Europe.

With luggage is referring to having a backpack full of stuff, right. Bedroll, blankets, winter clothing because of the location, food supplies, cookware, any tools you might need... Don't forget having a sidearm (like an arming sword), a dagger, a coinpurse, rope... There's a lot that you could be carrying.

Minimal luggage is, well, minimal.

I'm assuming these travel times were based off of a leisurely pace, not a brisk / hustle pace. A well-traveled person can probably move faster than the numbers assigned, and modern people whose bodies are well conditioned can indeed go 20 miles a day if taking breaks and stops, 26-27 if they're not.

Considering the terrain, however, I think the numbers I dug up are reasonable.
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ordered by the superiors to rush B cyka blyat


I'm howling. This was too good.
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Letting everyone know there are three days left to finish applications!

If I haven't gotten back to you, I may have forgotten or missed a message. Please message me again if this is the case! And again, if you need the Discord for any reason, let me know.

I will be busy for the majority of tomorrow (the 16th), so expect delayed responses then.
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Curious the lifespans of the races? :)
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Curious the lifespans of the races? :)


Intentionally left vague, but...

Immortals
Minotaur effectively live forever and don't age. However, they can only be so old as the Wizard Wars, having been created during them to fight for the Beastshaper.

Wizards aren't confirmed immortal, but what little people know is that such figures as the Beastshaper were around when First King Ulrain arrived on the continent. Meaning... they're either immortal or can live a REALLY long time, or at least some of them can.

Dragons are believed to be immortal.

Long-lived species

Dwarves and elves can live for a long time, but aren't immortal.

The giants of ancient days are long lived for sure.

Wyverns aren't as long-lived as dragons but can still live a long time.

Gnolls

Gnolls are short-lived, only lasting 30-40 years at most before they expire.

Everyone else

Roughly as long as humans, though some races may have somewhat shorter or longer lifespans.

There may be species out there that aren't known about which live longer than humans, as long as elves/dwarves, or are immortal. And it may well be that some races have considerably shorter lifespans than humanity. However, most of these would be minor races, and thus not well known to the populace at large.
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Intentionally left vague, but...

Immortals
Minotaur effectively live forever and don't age. However, they can only be so old as the Wizard Wars, having been created during them to fight for the Beastshaper.

Wizards aren't confirmed immortal, but what little people know is that such figures as the Beastshaper were around when First King Ulrain arrived on the continent. Meaning... they're either immortal or can live a REALLY long time, or at least some of them can.

Dragons are believed to be immortal.

Long-lived species

Dwarves and elves can live for a long time, but aren't immortal.

The giants of ancient days are long lived for sure.

Wyverns aren't as long-lived as dragons but can still live a long time.

Gnolls

Gnolls are short-lived, only lasting 30-40 years at most before they expire.

Everyone else

Roughly as long as humans, though some races may have somewhat shorter or longer lifespans.

There may be species out there that aren't known about which live longer than humans, as long as elves/dwarves, or are immortal. And it may well be that some races have considerably shorter lifespans than humanity. However, most of these would be minor races, and thus not well known to the populace at large.


OK I see! I didn't realize it was intentional haha.

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Hey guys, I think I just finished replying to everyone that messaged me yesterday.

I'll be making my final character picks tomorrow, 2/18/2020. I'll say... Everyone has until 11:59 p.m. CST tomorrow to make final changes. (Not 11:59 p.m. tonight, 11:59 p.m. tomorrow.) After that I will make my final picks and draft my scene intros for everyone.

Everyone SHOULD have their first session or post started by the 24th, and I'll try to advance everything once every seven days minimum, though perhaps more than that.


The plot will be moving similarly to IRL. Namely, every 2 weeks IRL is going to be 18 days in the setting itself. (Yes, this is weird, but you'll see why.)

Years will be 360 days long. The year is divided into five seasons, each of which is split into two 36 day months, for ten months in the world. So, every two weeks IRL = 1/4 a season in the setting. These months are named as follows:

Spring Dawning - Second Waning - Summer Dawning - Summer Waning - Fall Dawning - Fall Waning - Winter Dawning - Winter Waning - Frost Dawning - Frost Waning

Frost is just an even harsher winter. And yes, this means that whereas every other season only lasts 72 days, winter overall lasts 144 days. Winters are long and harsh in this world.

Hopefully this helps everyone understand posting rates and story pacing!
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Can we get info on the world's currency? Does everyone use a common one, like gold and silver? Are there places that only accept local currency? Are there places where only bartering is acceptable? Etc.
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@SilverPaw From the discord:

Currency is going to be partly coins, partly a barter system. Remember, early medieval world. Yes, gold and silver is there; but at the same time, people will take foodstuffs and trade goods in lieu of currency.
It's not a universal currency system, either, but most everyone uses either silver, gold, or both.
Different names for different coins, but it's all valuable and often weighed.
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Is there a communal discord for people to chat as long as they don't reveal their characters? Or do people have discord for their RP purposes with this format? :)
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Is there a communal discord for people to chat as long as they don't reveal their characters? Or do people have discord for their RP purposes with this format? :)


There is a Discord, but I won't be adding anyone new until 11:59 p.m. CST tomorrow. It's only for people that have been officially accepted.

I'm making my selections at that time, and truth be told I'll have to refuse a couple people because of the number of applicants and my consideration of the load.
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There is a Discord, but I won't be adding anyone new until 11:59 p.m. CST tomorrow. It's only for people that have been officially accepted.

I'm making my selections at that time, and truth be told I'll have to refuse a couple people because of the number of applicants and my consideration of the load.


Awesome! I figured the discord, if there was one, which there is, was for accepted players anyway.
I also figured there would be some rejections on applications due to the sheer amount of interest.
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@Reia
Hey, just stumbled across this RP this last Sunday. I may have missed this in the thread, but will you be accepting applications to go on the waiting list after the RP launches?
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@Tuxxle 77 If I'm understanding correctly ... submit your app within the next seven hours (1AM EST) and you're eligible to be placed onto the whitelist tomorrow, meaning you're accepted into the RP and invited into the Discord. Any later than that and you'll be put on a waiting list instead.
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Thanks, @pugbutter!
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@Reia
Hey, just stumbled across this RP this last Sunday. I may have missed this in the thread, but will you be accepting applications to go on the waiting list after the RP launches?


Pug is correct!
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Hey guys, letting everyone know I'm headed to bed. You have roughly 3 hours left to submit final character forms unless you're okay with going on a waiting list.
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Okay, everyone. I'll be making official selections now:

PLAYERS
@pugbutter
@Luminosity
@Ollumhammersong
@Romero
@Pupperr
@SilverPaw

You will all be added to the roster on the first post of the Characters tab, bringing me to fifteen player characters. This is my absolute maximum number of players. I tried to fit everyone I could.

If you want to be added to Discord, send me a PM requesting it as soon as you can. Again, only approved players, please!

WAITING LIST

Anyone that wasn't selected to join the roster, please PM me if you have a completed sheet and I will add you to the waiting list (unless for some reason I don't think your character is ready).
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This is a super good sell to me conceptually, a shame I am late to show up.
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