Introduction OOC Rules IC Rules Kingdoms Characters Pairings Character Sheet Other Info In the world of Predania, the people only knew war. War resolved everything. The land became scarred, the population dwindled, it became dreary over the fight for power and land. Countries fought for dominance. Even if there was no clear winner in these awful battles, there was always a loser; nature. Even though everyone saw what they were causing, no one stopped it. Finally, many of the kings took into consideration that these wars were killing their own home. They sought to end them. In order to do so, they signed a temporary treaty, forbidding these kings from declaring war on the others. However, a treaty was not enough to bring peace. The kings planned a way to bring about everlasting peace within the houses. In order to solidify relations, they offered their oldest child for marriage. A council of the kings was called, where they decided on which children would be wed. The children of their own children would then be given to another royal family, and so on and so forth, a never ending cycle of peace through the world. The king who bore no children and had stayed neutral would host the princes and princesses in his own castle. Many trusted this king, as their nation had been neutral since wars began. Their fights were not his. His military prowess kept all unwanted intruders out of his country. He was a man that all the kings could place their trust in. Only time would tell if relations could be mended or if everything would fall apart. I am GM, my word is law. Please use the Character Sheet I provide. Feel free to use colors and other BBCode to make it pretty though. Real people images only for this. No posting in the IC without my approval. 4 character limit for now. I may open up more if needed, but for now, there is a 4 limit. Please post all characters on separate posts. Put some thought into your characters please. Spots are limited, first come first serve. Please let me know if you will be gone for a while, or just want to quit. I don't bite. I just need to know if you'll be continuing so I can open up your spots. No magic or fantasy creatures. This is a medieval-based RP, so no guns or cars or anything. The kings (except the neutral one) are yours to create. If you have the child of a kingdom, you may flesh out that nation's history and the king and queen. The only thing I ask, is that not all of the kings are abusive or mean, and on the flipside that not all of them are super nice and kind. Get some variation. I want this to be a moderately fast paced RP, so please post once every 2-3 days. I won't be strict on posting amount, but at least a minimum of 4 lines per character. I'll understand less if you have writer's block and let me know that's the issue. Characters can have history with other characters, just let the other person know you want that, and work it out with them. Please have decent grammar. Put 'If you please, your Highness' in a bright color at the bottom of your first character sheet if you read the rules. I allow cursing, so long as it's not your character's gimmick or something. This is not Libertine, therefore if your characters are gonna do the sexytimes, fade to black. If you're in the same age category, feel free to take it to PMs, I can't stop you. No godmode, power playing, mary/gary sues, etc. NPCs exist in the form of guards and the help around the keep. The neutral king and queen is my NPC. You can interact with these people. Name: Bellmere Rulers: Biome: Temperate Plains/Deciduous Forest Known For: Military, Farming, Aggressive Neutrality Basic History: Bellmere has always remained neutral, and will fight those who try to include them in a war. No wars have ever been fought by Bellmere, only battles. They have the most fertile land. This is where the princes and Princesses will be hosted. Old Enemy: none and all Photos: Capital City of Dencar-Fel|X x X Name: Lysoria Rulers: Biome: Desert Known For: Alchemy, Pottery, Leatherworking, Diamonds, Gold, Religion Basic History: Possibly the oldest kingdom, Lysoria is the birthplace of Voienism. They use alchemy, which is an advanced type of herbalism, to honor him. It is not uncommon to see even lower classes to have gold jewelry. Old Enemy: Sagewynn, the two have different ideals of religion. Photos: Capital City of Inver|X x X Name: Orinthal Rulers: Biome: Tundra/Arctic Known For: Fishing, Fletching, Bowyery, Hardy Dogs Basic History: A place even farther north is Orinthal. Very small pockets of people live here. A sled and dogs are the easiest way to get around. Expert archers and those who make the bows and arrows are found here. Old Enemy: Melekur, for very old and petty reasons. They have never reconciled. Photos: Capital City of Cardion|X x X Name: Melekur Rulers: Biome: Jungle/Tropical Rainforest Known For: Hides, Hunting, Tailoring, Herbalism Basic History: Melekur are very good at hunting, though Asharia is arguably better. However, they make very good use of their hides in gorgeous clothing, and are very adept at herbalism. Old Enemy: Orinthal, because of old history of the first rulers who were estranged twin brothers. Photos: Capital City of Hawford|X x X Name: Asharia Rulers: Biome: Savanna Known For: Hunting, Pastoralism, Fiber Jewelry Basic History: A rather "barbaric" people in comparison to others, Asharia value survival over riches. They all hunt to survive. The king is more of a chief, but accepts the term king. Their weaponry is modernized through trade. Old Enemy: Gostain, they are relatively close neighbors, always quarreling over land. Photos: Capital City of Dalsey|X x X Name: Senegha Rulers: Biome: Cold Desert Known For: Archaeology, Largest Library, Crime Basic History: A small kingdom, Senegha is filled with outcasts and those wishing to unlock secrets of the past. Workers can be hired here for cheap, though they are sketchy. They have the largest library in the world. Old Enemy: Treolei, because they are the most common folk to try and "purge" the kingdom of criminals. Photos: Capital City of Ringham|X x X Name: Delgal Rulers: Biome: Steppe Known For: Medicine, Animal Breeding, Animal Training Basic History: A somewhat more nomadic people, Delgalians make their home on the steppes around the mountains. They are the best animal trainers, and seem to be able to train even the most rowdy creature. Old Enemy: Cruecia, they hate their lawlessness, and they often raid the country for exotic animals. Photos: Capital City of Litholm|X x X Name: Fulor Rulers: Biome: Mountainous Known For: Mining, Jewelry Crafting, Smithing Basic History: Tough mountain men and women make up the kingdom of Fulor. The mines there have been operational for a long time, and now wind throughout the mountains. They produce gems and precious metals. Old Enemy: Most, they have attacked almost every kingdom. Photos: Capital City of Morburn|X x X Name: Emain Rulers: Biome: Taiga/Tundra Known For: Timber, Carpentry, Woodcrafting, Architecture, Stonework Basic History: A tough and hardy bunch, Emain is filled with people used to the cold. They create wonderful architecture, with the capabilities of trapping heat, an essential to where they live. Old Enemy: Janholt, for no other reason than a dispute between kings over Emain's princess's hand in marriage long ago. Photos: Capital City of Strathbride|X x X Name: Quvania Rulers: Biome: Semiarid Desert Known For: Weaponsmithing, Trading Hub, Diverse Cultures, Engineering, Architecture Basic History: Water is a scarcity here, which has caused issues in the past. However, with their bustling trade, many happy foreigners come here to sell their water as a monetary good. Quvania has the most elegant cities and palaces. Old Enemy: Kerrigen, they fight over control of the area. Most of the time, Fulor also enters the fray. Photos: Capital City of Exdon|X x X Name: Cruecia Rulers: Biome: Coastal/Tropical Rainforest Known For: Fishing, Sailing, Shell and Bone Jewelry, Dyes, Shipbuilding Basic History: Kings of the sea, Cruecia has the most powerful navy in the world. Where they have strength on sea, they are also formidable opponents on land. Rumored to be originally settled by pirates, Cruecia is a bit lawless. Old Enemy: Delgal, they block the way for some of their trade routes and demand high taxes for crossing. Photos: Capital City of Dencott|X x X Name: Gostain Rulers: Biome: Marsh/Swamp Known For: Woodcrafting, Cooking, Needlework, Exotic Cuisine, Herbalism Basic History: Gostain has always been a very low key kingdom, rarely entering wars. They are likely the second most neutral kingdom. The most exquisite needlework comes from here, and is a must have for royalty everywhere. Old Enemy: Asharia, because of land disputes that have never been settled. Photos: Capital City of Caerworth|X x X Name: Kerrigen Rulers: Biome: Temperate Rainforest Known For: Poisons, Herbalism, Thieves and Assassins, Armorsmithing, Dyes Basic History: Kerrigen is a hidden city, not easily accessible. They tend to stay to themselves, except if they feel as if they are being threatened. They have been in many wars to protect themselves. Old Enemy: Quvania, only Fulor separates the two countries. They are often fighting each other for control over the whole mountain range. Photos: Capital City of Morceth|X x X Name: Treolei Rulers: Biome: Temperate Coastal/Plains/Forest Known For: Horse Rearing, Farming, Fishing, Timber, General Crafting, Trade, Alcohol Brewing Basic History: The largest kingdom, Treolei has many profitable things. They have always been benevolent towards their neighbors, so long as their neighbors agree with their ideals. Old Enemy: Senegha, because their criminal ways always disrupt their trade caravans and steal from them. Photos: Capital City of Wexwood|X x X Name: Janholt Rulers: Biome: Coastal Desert/Mountainous Known For: Fishing, Marble, Clay, Pottery, Painting Basic History: Janholt is a very old kingdom, their staple being pottery, statues, and paintings. A very creative town, many famous artists are from or end up traveling to Janholt. Old Enemy: Emain, because centuries ago, the King of Emain refused to let his daughter marry the King of Janholt. Photos: Capital City of Mynis|X x X Name: Sagewynne Rulers: Biome: Chaparral Known For: Wine, Cheese, Tailoring, Fine Herbs, Philosophers Basic History: Sagewynn was always one of the more "mystical" kingdoms. If magic existed, they would be the ones to use it. Very clever people make Sagewynn their home, making it a great place for intellectuals. Old Enemy: Lysoria, their views on religion differ. Photos: Capital City of Elvestre-Til|X x X Royalty of: Name|Age|Spouse Princess of Lysoria: Nayyirah-Anadil Bolusi|23|Apollo Mason Tandersay Prince of Orinthal: Aris Blaire Kallister|25|Brita Erlik Princess of Melekur: Taken by Kachina Prince of Asharia: Faraj Madaki|29|Rosaline Brigidda Montherry Princess of Senegha: Naila Ghadah Samira|23|Prince of Janholt Prince of Delgal: James Francis Heatherbright|22|Rosalie Adam Princess of Fulor*: Brita Erlik|21|Aris Blaire Kallister Prince of Fulor*: Torkal Erlik|21|Felicity Allison Davenport Prince of Emain: Quinten Lewis Savoy|22|Princess of Melekur Princess of Quvania: Rosaline Brigidda Montherry|24|Faraj Madaki Prince of Cruecia: Apollo Mason Tandersay|27|Nayyirah-Anadil Bolusi Princess of Gostain: Rosalie Adam|21|James Francis Heatherbright Prince of Kerrigen: Open Princess of Treolei: Felicity Allison Davenport|22|Torkal Erlik Prince of Janholt: Open Princess of Sagewynn: Adelaide Diane Lovett|20|Prince of Kerrigen *Fulor has two oldest twins. Princess of Lysoria X Prince of Cruecia Princess of Melekur X Prince of Emain Princess of Senegha X Prince of Janholt Princess of Fulor X Prince of Orinthal Princess of Quvania X Prince of Asharia Princess of Gostain X Prince of Delgal Princess of Treolei X Prince of Fulor Princess of Sagewynn X Prince of Kerrigen Erase everything in parentheses! (photo here; required) Name: Nickname: Age: (no younger than 20) Gender: Sexuality: Kingdom: (optional photo here) Short Physical Description: (2-3 lines) Eyes: Hair: Height: Weight: Piercings: Markings: (tattoos are accepted) Diseases/Handicaps: Common Clothing: (can be photo, description, Polyvore collage, etc) (optional photo here) Personality: (about 5+ lines) Physical Strengths: (3+) Mental Strengths: (3+) Physical Weaknesses: (3+) Mental Weaknesses: (3+) Likes: (5+) Dislikes: (5+) Fears: (2+) Secrets: (At least one) Family: History: (optional if you want to flesh it out in RP) (optional photo here) Friends: (liked people) Allies: (loved people) Foes: (disliked people) Enemies: (hated people) Spouse: (left blank until I make the pairings) (optional photo here) The official religion of the world is Voienism, the following of the All-Father Voien. Some people have turned away from his teachings and have gone by the way of philosophy.