K I N G S L A Y E R Sovran Invasion Information of the World The roleplay currently takes place in a nation called 'Niotan,' which is similar to Chinese/Japanese culture, with smaller, more delicate and refined furniture, construction, weapons, etc. Niotan is also a remarkably resourceful nation, operating a large amount of trade from mountain trade routes, and 2 ports. To the north are the Northern Mountains, which snake down to the North East. To the South lay the open desert, which extends up from Southern Niotan to Central Niotan. Niotan only takes about 9 days' travel on horseback across the nation, from port to port. Where it is not desert in Niotan, it slowly gives way to a grassland, and maybe a day's travel from the edges of the desert, the land becomes lush forest. The Capital of Niotan is that of dry grassland/half-desert, in the center of the major trade road that intersects the most major mountain trade route, and the routes from the 2 ports. There is a string of mountains that mark the edge of Niotan's borders, since they provide strategic use to the Niotan defense. General Plot Information The largest, most imperialistic empire of the land is often known as the 'Sovran.' A great empire expanding from the Arapeen land would be called 'The Arapeen Sovran.' The Arapeen Sovran is the current Sovran, and is currently become the largest empire to date. When you look at it, you see a mighty force. They are in 5 simultaneous wars against surrounding nations, one of these had been going on for well over 12 years. In addition, these people have turned their attention to the resource-rich Niotan Monarchy. Several years before the events in this roleplay, the brightest and most successful Arapeen general, First General Darius Braesilli, had been pulled from the Niotan warfront to go on a short conquest with small raiding groups near the Arapeen capital. The King of the Arapeen Sovran had sworn to protect his people and his land to the best of his abilities when Darius was sworn into service, with Darius having a similar oath. In addition to this oath, the King had also sworn to restock the capital's garrison as soon as possible, because Darius pulled heavily on the City Guard to bring forces against the raiding groups. These raiding groups were barbarians. When Darius returned from a sudden lack of barbarians, he found the capital taken by the barbarians. It took a week of vicious street-and-alley fighting tactics to retake the city, at great cost. Three days later, after the King was rescued from the dungeons and threw a banquet for Darius's victory, Darius killed the King for breaking his word, taking the death penalty of such promises very seriously. Because Darius had killed the King in his sleep, he reported to the King's heir next door, telling him of what he did and why he did it. The King's heir understood, though grieved he was, but ordered Darius to live, because of Darius's doing of nothing wrong. 2 years of running later, disrupting all kinds of military movements, Darius was not captured by the Arapeens, but by the Niotan people. Shortly after being brought to the Niotan Queen Teresa, he was enlisted to be re-instated as the rank he once served: General. As the Lead General of Niotan, he has to fight off the Sovran invasion that had been put on pause. Because of various political and military policies, routine, and crap, the replacement of warfront generals, supplies, and orders took about 2 and a half years. Currently, the Arapeen Sovran controls the land beyond the Northern Mountains, the land beyond the Desert and the Desert Mountain Range, and to the West beyond the Niotan Western Port of Tradesmouth. Rules: 1. Me and the other GMs have a special ability to make our word law. Follow the law. 2. Don't be overpowered, meta-gaming, powergaming, etc. 3. Be original or at least half-original. 4. I don't care if there is romance, but if it becomes a focus [or if I feel like it's becoming a focus], I will tear it apart in the roleplay! :DD 5. Put something like 'USSR WILL RULE THE WORLD!' in your app as the password. 6. Have fun, or I'll kill you. :3 7. Don't be rude and disrespectful unless you have a legit reason, but say sorry afterwards, at the least. 8. Follow all those Iwaku rules. 9 Follow the above rule. 10. Follow the rule above rule #8 11. Hi. Application: Name: Age: Gender: Position: [Are you the head of another household? Are you a palace messenger/runner? Are you a bodyguard, or are you the Queen's assistant? Note: No one can be Darius or the Niotan Queen, or some other person in Arapeen.] Appearance: Quirks/Habits: Interesting or notable stuff about your character Strengths: Are you smart? Are you particularly skilled with metalworking? Are you really good at swordplay? Weaknesses: What do you suck at? Can't shoot a bow to save your life? Can't hold your alcohol? Fears: What are you totally freaking scared of? Favored weapon: What weapon do you like best? Favored 'class': Do you prefer the upper class, rich people? The middle class? The lower class?