A one x one between @Lillian Gray and @Smallz A tale of two worlds, one modern, the other written in ink. So begins our story, of a girl going about as an individual might. One day, she happens upon a book, an older tome with a curious title, A Knight of Civil War. It's ancient, yellowed pages offer no summary of the story within, but once it is picked up, it's peculiarities are told. Sucking the reader into the book, she is trapped in the new world, of knights, dragons, and a civil war on the rise. It has been twenty years since the King's passing, every citizen knew the story like the back of their hand. In a terrible war between Ashborne and Casmere, the two major forces clashed just at the base of the Silver Peak. The battle lived on, known as the Battle of the Peak. One day, he had died in battle, struck down by the enemy General. A noble death. The next day, his brother died as well, and with no apparent heir to take the throne, there was only one logical solution left. The only man to have witnessed the final words of the King was his own General, a man named Sir Warren Ballard. He claims the King had left the throne to him. Seeing no other reasonable solution, the general population has no other alternative than to submit to the new ruler. All is well for the first few years, the war dies down, with a victory for the city of Ashborne. Rumors still spread of a living heir, and those who believe the King's brother was murdered in battle were hushed. Old soldiers swear they saw it, and one by one their voices were muted by Sir Ballard. What was truth, and what lies had been spread? The whispers only said one thing, a civil war was on the rise, with a hero to match the situation. A man who claimed to be the nephew of the King rides forth, determined to take back what was taken from him. However, to a girl from the modern world, this is all just some story she read about... ...right? The Quadrant: An island to the East within the book, four major Kingdoms referred to as such. When working together, their forces are formidable, no outside enemies being able to penetrate the land. When facing each other, the outcome is quite different, with no clear winner in sight. The major strongholds which correlate to the force are as follows; Ashborne in the Southwest, Crasmere to the North, Hiraine to the center of the land just near the Silver Peak, and Emelle to the Eastern front. Twenty years prior, Ashborne and Crasmere had conflicts about control over lands at the base of the Silver Peak. This war, formerly named the Battle of the Peak, has shifted relations within the Quadrant. Ashborne: In the South lies Ashborne, infamous for the impenetrable cove which the city lies in. The current ruler is a former General, now crowned King, named Sir Warren Ballard. He has one daughter, aged fifteen, and one son, aged ten, both from his wife, Melinda Ballard. The former King, Victor Dumont, and his brother, Adam, fought in the Battle of the Peak, and both perished in battle. They had no known heirs. Crasmere: To the North, is the stronghold Crasmere. Known for harsh weather conditions and rugged soldiers, the area is strife with military outposts. Most of the Quadrant's prisons lie in the North, where either the cold or the tough and hearty wardens break the occupants into submission. The current ruler is a young King named Peter Icewall, son of Harold Icewall. Peter, aged eighteen, has no wife. His father lives, but has health complications from the war. His mother, Helga Icewall, rules as Queen regent. Emelle: Of the four, Emelle is the most peaceful of strongholds. It houses mainly scholars and monks, and is considered the cultural center of the Quadrant. The current ruler is an aged man named Thomas Black, his wife is deceased, but left behind their four children, Margaret, Benjamin, Nicholas, and Evangeline, all over the age of adulthood, and all with families of their own. Benjamin is next in line for the throne when his father perishes. Hiraine: Lastly is the mountain stronghold. The area around Hiraine is rich in minerals, and the main occupation of the citizens of the land is mining. During wartime, siding with Hiraine can make or break the battle, as they often times control the supply of iron. The current ruler is a man named Johannes, with his wife Estelle. They have one male heir, and no other children, his name is Graham and is aged five years. Their are incredibly protective of their only child. Silver Peak: A mountain filled with untold riches, said to be guarded by a foul tempered dragon, though no one has seen it for many years. The Battle of the Peak was fought at the base of the mountain range, where many fortunes were lost in battle, though have mysteriously disappeared over the years. Some fall back on tales of dragons and goblins in the hills, while others put blame on a more reasonable explanation. Bandits often ravage the hillsides for the unfortunate passerby. The Western Isles: A land filled with much mystery. No one has ever survived a trip to the Isles and lived to tell the tale. It is said pirates scourge the seas around the island chain, and destroy all those who dare enter their waters. The Gicel Mannes People: Considered to be the original inhabitants of Casmere, the indigenous people now roam the Northen parts of the Quadrant in the frozen wastelands. They are regarded as strangers in most strongholds, and feared because of misunderstandings about their culture. In the common tongue, they might also be referred to as 'Frost Men' or 'Ice Men'.