Alright, thisi s the universe teh RP will take palce in. I will try to link a picture of a map, as well, but we'll see. . . .
The Political Structure of the White Isles
The White Isles, named for the large amounts of white clay deposits that make up much of the islands’ geology, are a feudal monarchy, ostensibly with one, single leader in control. However, for the last five years they have been embroiled in a vicious cold war between the Dukes of Eorik in the north and Vanaster in the south. The two Dukes, Guy of Eorik and Lambert of Vanaster, feel that the present King, Alfden, is too young and inexperienced, at only thirteen, to effectively rule. Instead, they both believe that the crown would better rest upon their own brows. However, they are not so foolish as to make their true feelings known, and keep themselves close to the king in the guise of advisors, while secretly plotting against him and each other.
The kingdom is splintered, as is common in feudal systems, into numerous townships. Three townships make a barony, and two baronies make a duchy. Each township is governed by an earl, who in turn is ruled over by a baron, who, as his liege lord can call upon him to serve at any time. The barons are ruled over by the Dukes and Duchesses, and, finally, they are ruled over, supposedly, by the monarch. However, given the current situation, it is more common for the fiefdoms to pick and choose a side depending on which seems most advantageous. This has led to there being a secret but no less real split in the Isle of Alvian, creating a Northern, Eorikist faction, and a Southern, Vanasterian faction. Few fiefdoms have managed to remain unaffiliated. Those who have tried have found themselves repeatedly raided by “Bandits” until they finally yielded to one side or the other.
The outlying islands of Terynn and Kemaryn, though technically both vassals of the Alvian throne, have been left largely to their own devices, due to the inexperience of Alfden, and the plotting of the two Dukes.
Kemaryn is the traditional home of the Elves and their cousins, the Dwarves, and, as one might imagine, is noted for a tradition of archery using the yew longbow. The Elves are extremely tribal, living close to nature in simple villages high in the mountains and deep in the southern woodlands. There are those, however, who have chosen to follow the Alvian way of life, that of men and furres. Such Elves live in the northern port city of Tyllwyn, and are firmly in the Eorikist court.
The dwarves, on the other hand, reside high in their mountain stronghold of Kyradak, where they refuse to take sides in the squabbles of the “Barbaric” world, as they view Alvian and the city dweller elves, and instead follow such pursuits as smithing and tinkering with things better left alone.
Terynn is a proud isle. It’s people, a mix of men and furres, are hearty, and value their freedom above all else. Though they were conquered by the Alvian kings around a century ago, there remains a strong element of resistance to royal rule, and the Fyann Dyrí, or Finn’s Blades, a secretive group of so-called “freedom fighters” continue to cause problems for the monarchy in the area.
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As for the rest. . . . Umm . . . .
I don't like including lsits of gear or clothing, or even a backstory. My character would not know other players' hsitory, so why should I?
Rules are as follows:
No Godmodding. No trolling. No OOC drama. As this is mostly meant to be between ymself and Sky, that should not be a problem, but should we decide to bring others in, it still needs to be included. OH! And you msut be competent in your use of grammar, and capable of at least three-four sentences per post.
Also, note that I am a bit OCD about realism, as such it could lead to problems if you step into this RP using assumed or made up knowledge about how weapons and/or armour, as well as other things of that nature, work. Get your facts straight before hand, and we'll have no problems.
I am still working on the storyline. . . . But this is somethign to get us started off.