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Gael in the 1700's - 1800's (OOC | TWI ONLY)

A staging-point for declarations of war and other major diplomatic events. [In character]
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Gael in the 1700's - 1800's (OOC | TWI ONLY)

Postby Noronica » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:48 am

GAEL IN THE 1700's - 1800's


Overview

After some discussion in the RMB, I decided to set this RP up to flesh out some of Gael's history in the (late) early modern period. This RP would be a character driven RP with no set goal, which would allow participants to write up a part of their nation's history through the eyes of different characters and there wouldn't have to be a lot of commitment, just type up a post when possible. On this thread, we could discuss any major events or general topics we want to RP in the IC.

This would span 200 hundred years, so we would want to discuss how we might structure the RP. I suggest that we put dates on top of each post and write a single post for each event much like Athara Magarat's Medieval RP. This would allow us flexibility and freedom to write about anything within the timeframe. This is only a suggestion and is changeable.

This is meant to be a flexible and relaxed RP, so please feel free to add new suggestions.


Rules

  • We want a good historical RP here, so I suggest the minimum post size should be two sizeable paragraphs.
  • This is open to other nations, but the main focus is Gael, so please write about an event between your country and a Gael one or a character within a Gael country (please ask about the latter)
  • Please keep your posts within the timeframe. You may make reference to earlier times of course, but we don't want a medieval post, etc.
  • Please agree on things beforehand here, most of this should already be in factbooks, but this is still character driven.
  • Finally, stick to the general rules for RP in TWI.
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Postby Vancouvia » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:18 am

This is during my "Golden Age" where my military was hired on for many mercenary wars (like the Hessians/Prussians) and mostly succeeded at that, so if you have any wars during that period, I'd like to RP those out.
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Postby Noronica » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:29 am

Vancouvia wrote:This is during my "Golden Age" where my military was hired on for many mercenary wars (like the Hessians/Prussians) and mostly succeeding at that, so if you have any wars during that period, I'd like to RP those out.

That would add an interesting dynamic to the various events we might have. Noronica may have use of them as this period was the height of the Noronnican Empire.

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Postby Agadar » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:30 am

Sounds good. The 18th century is one of the things I go over in my (shamefully brief) factbook: a time in which Agadar was almost plunged into civil war, averted when the king agreed to surrender most of his power to democratically elected officials.
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Postby Noronica » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:40 am

Agadar wrote:Sounds good. The 18th century is one of the things I go over in my (shamefully brief) factbook: a time in which Agadar was almost plunged into civil war, averted when the king agreed to surrender most of his power to democratically elected officials.

That would be interesting to RP, especially to see the meeting and the feelings of the members of said meeting. Other nations might have also tried to take advantage of the turmoil.

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Postby Agadar » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:43 am

Noronica wrote:
Agadar wrote:Sounds good. The 18th century is one of the things I go over in my (shamefully brief) factbook: a time in which Agadar was almost plunged into civil war, averted when the king agreed to surrender most of his power to democratically elected officials.

That would be interesting to RP, especially to see the meeting and the feelings of the members of said meeting. Other nations might have also tried to take advantage of the turmoil.


Aye, I can definitely see one of Vancouvia's mercenary generals be present at the meeting when the king made his decision, trying to convince him to go to war.
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Postby Verdon » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:25 pm

So am I right in assuming this is 1700 to 1900? If that's so then the bulk of Verdonian history happens here and there's a wealth of occurances to be explored. In brief, for me, this covers:

-The exploration of Gael => this could be first contact between my people and others
-The repulsion of Ma'aneboc and Tlanti tribes
-The establishment of Verdon; also signifies the arrival of 'Enlightenment' ideas
-The War of the Stripes (1775-1786): A succession war already involving Keomora and Vanc (I think? I didn't write it down)
-The first Industrial Revolution and the advent of Verdonian Agriculture == Verdon is strong and wealthy
-Culminating in the First Oster War (1893-1895) with Ostehaar and Vancouvia and the first 5 years of occupation, which I've always wanted to RP because of the era, and which sparks Verdonian overseas expansion.

So that's two wars up for grabs. Feel free to use any of that stuff as a backdrop or active situation. If anybody is interested I can provide clarification.

I think it'd be great if we used this OOC as a 'research' area where we can ask questions and provide each other information on what our nations & people are like during certain times so that others may use that to craft their stories.

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Postby Noronica » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:47 pm

Verdon wrote:So am I right in assuming this is 1700 to 1900?

Yes
Verdon wrote:I think it'd be great if we used this OOC as a 'research' area where we can ask questions and provide each other information on what our nations & people are like during certain times so that others may use that to craft their stories.

That would be a great idea. As this is primarily character-driven, your idea would be perfect for anyone trying to RP characters in another country.
Verdon wrote:-The exploration of Gael => this could be first contact between my people and others

What did this entail?
Verdon wrote:-The War of the Stripes (1775-1786): A succession war already involving Keomora and Vanc (I think? I didn't write it down)

This sounds interesting, would Noronica join or is this strictly between you three?
Verdon wrote:-Culminating in the First Oster War (1893-1895) with Ostehaar and Vancouvia and the first 5 years of occupation, which I've always wanted to RP because of the era, and which sparks Verdonian overseas expansion.

This could be interesting for Noronica as Ostehaar broke away before this war from the Noronnican Empire. Could Noronica try to meddle and try to get Ostehaar to lose?

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Postby Vancouvia » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:11 pm

So what do you want to do - a really long RP where we go through the centuries and skip ahead to interesting parts? Spawn multiple RPs for each major event like a war? Do some sort of skipping around where we use flashbacks?

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Postby Noronica » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:33 pm

Vancouvia wrote:So what do you want to do - a really long RP where we go through the centuries and skip ahead to interesting parts? Spawn multiple RPs for each major event like a war? Do some sort of skipping around where we use flashbacks?

I was thinking doing something like your first suggestion with each post showing a character's point of view for sonething. I'm kinda inclined to run this like the Citizens's thread to allow people to write about their nation from a character's point of view, e.g a Noronnican Overlord discussing new plans for etc. etc. but that could run for a long time, so I'm up to different suggestions.

What did you have in mind?

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Postby Vancouvia » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:43 pm

Noronica wrote:
Vancouvia wrote:So what do you want to do - a really long RP where we go through the centuries and skip ahead to interesting parts? Spawn multiple RPs for each major event like a war? Do some sort of skipping around where we use flashbacks?

I was thinking doing something like your first suggestion with each post showing a character's point of view for sonething. I'm kinda inclined to run this like the Citizens's thread to allow people to write about their nation from a character's point of view, e.g a Noronnican Overlord discussing new plans for etc. etc. but that could run for a long time, so I'm up to different suggestions.

What did you have in mind?


That's fine, no preference, although I would really like to do some long war posts

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Postby Noronica » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:49 pm

Vancouvia wrote:That's fine, no preference, although I would really like to do some long war posts

That's why I made this to be flexible. We can write random posts for when we want to and we can also plan long event posts. The only problem would be trying to fit things into timeframes.

We could make a specific period before a war to allow small posts and then write a large event, then go back to small. Or we could just put dates on top of each post to help us know what part of history we are talking about.

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Postby Polar Svalbard » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:01 pm

Just dropping a line here to see if anyone would like Polar asvalbsrd to have a place in their history at this time. Hint hint wink wink. Navy on loan
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Postby Verdon » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:24 pm

I'd suggest just doing random events from random times for most of it, then convening here when we want to do a planned event, setting a date, and either keeping the thread on hold until we finish it, or starting a different thread for it. I very much like the idea of a 'tales from the war' event.

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Verdon wrote:-The exploration of Gael => this could be first contact between my people and others

What did this entail?
Verdon wrote:-The War of the Stripes (1775-1786): A succession war already involving Keomora and Vanc (I think? I didn't write it down)

This sounds interesting, would Noronica join or is this strictly between you three?
Verdon wrote:-Culminating in the First Oster War (1893-1895) with Ostehaar and Vancouvia and the first 5 years of occupation, which I've always wanted to RP because of the era, and which sparks Verdonian overseas expansion.

This could be interesting for Noronica as Ostehaar broke away before this war from the Noronnican Empire. Could Noronica try to meddle and try to get Ostehaar to lose?


Exploration entails Clodio de Terouane's explorations into the Gaelian mainland, and his complete mapping of the coast and nearby islands, he's my nation's Darwin, or Linnaeus. I'll most likely use this as a way to introduce species, ethnicities, and first encounters with nations. He was active before the unification of Verdon and represents the city of Arle.

If your nation would have wanted to influence Verdon during the late 18th century, The War of the Stripes is probably the best way to do it. Two noble houses battle it out for a decade until one receives aid from the Keomoran Empire in trade for a marriage alliance, tipping the scales.

That would be fine with me as well. The First Oster War is generally a very one-sided Verdonian victory between a wealthy, mobilized nation and a fledgeling government. It also starts to elucidate the horrors of warfare at the turn of the century, with the introduction of chemical weapons manufactured by the Vaenguard. Having even more people on my side, especially through subversive means, could make it even more believable.

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Postby Ostehaar » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:07 pm

Oooh, that's cool. I've been looking to RP a 19th century war for some time now.

Anyway, I'll briefly survey my nation during that time, so you'd have some context:
  • 1688 - 1850: Time of the Oster Kingdom, mostly known as Kingdom of Lindastir; a theocratic monarchy; population is generally oppressed
  • 1732 - 1847: Kingdom of Lindastir is a vassal state to Noronica; the kingdom goes through some modernization and industrialization
  • 1851 - 1888: The Oster Wars of Independence; the middle class revolts and nearly 40 years of turmoil, instability, and violence ensue
  • 1889: State of Ostehaar is officially established; first national elections take place 4 years later in 1893
  • 1893 -1895: The Verdodian Invasion, known in Verdon as the First Oster War; Verdon occupies the south-eastern portion of the country for 30 years

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Postby Athara Magarat » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:44 pm

Pokes head into this.

Seems like a history project going on here, fellows. Self-proclaimed history lover tags this so that he can read awesome 18th-20th Century history.

And thanks for mentioning me in the Overview, Noronica :)

Gael's been doing good. Maybe Mesder should also do something...
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Postby Noronica » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:40 am

Athara Magarat wrote:And thanks for mentioning me in the Overview, Noronica :)

That's fine, you made one of these first!
Athara Magarat wrote:Gael's been doing good. Maybe Mesder should also do something...

NO! Gael needs to build something of its own... the Mesder has been taking the spotlight too often :(

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Postby Novus Concordia » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:58 pm

During this time period my nation pumped out artillery and ammo like there was no tomorrow. So if you need me to fuel any wars I can do that

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Postby Keomora » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:10 am

Just checking in due to that marriage back then...
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Postby Putaoya » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:08 pm

My country at this time was known as a great regional power in the world with tributaries around the continent, it was known for it's culture at this time, but if it was angered beware of it's military might

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Postby Ostehaar » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:25 pm

Putaoya wrote:My country at this time was known as a great regional power in the world with tributaries around the continent, it was known for it's culture at this time, but if it was angered beware of it's military might

Hey there,
Are you on The Western Isles map? Since we're an RP region, members should be on the map.
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Postby Noronica » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:39 pm

Hey all,

I'm sorry for not being as active as I should have been on here. I've been in Scotland but I am now back.

I think we should start something to stop this dying immediately. Shall I set up an IC?

Is everyone fine with one thread where we can put stories in or shall we create multiple IC's where one is just for random 'citizen' posts while others are for specific historical events?

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Postby Verdon » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:42 pm

For certain, we need a character thread. Everyday life stories highlighting events and culture through our citizens' and dignitaries' eyes. We can come back to this thread and plan, ask questions when we need to.

For large-scale stuff, like the things people have mentioned, I'd want a separate thread.

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Postby Vancouvia » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:08 pm

I am ready

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Postby Noronica » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:40 pm

Verdon wrote:For certain, we need a character thread. Everyday life stories highlighting events and culture through our citizens' and dignitaries' eyes. We can come back to this thread and plan, ask questions when we need to.

For large-scale stuff, like the things people have mentioned, I'd want a separate thread.

Vancouvia wrote:I am ready

Right, I'll set up the character thread when I get back to my computer.

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