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Postby Pasifiktes » Wed May 15, 2019 8:38 am

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The Island of Gu'hi'ko, often called simply the Island by the Seafolk, was in many way an unremarkable island. Its size was modest, it is relatively distant from over sea trade routes. Yet, some how it became very important to the Seafolk, because of its grotto.

Somewhere the grotto achieved cultural significance to the Kingdom of Pasfiktes, and it was always where the Kingdom made contact to the Land dwellers.

The Island was not uninhabited though. Melanesians had longed settled on the island, and had good relations to the Sea folk. The dark skin among the hybrids was a testament to this.

The villagers had been recruited to help build the festival hall, an open structure that provided a roof, but little in the way of walls. The hall adjoined the aboveground entrance to the grotto. Both were decorated with lights, shells and flowers, creating one large room, partly under water.

The guests would have to arrive from sea, fortunately, the island had a small, but deep harbour. For security, purposes the shore was patrolled by islanders wearing sarongs and carrying assault rifles. Further out to sea, the occasional merman popped his head out of the water, confirming that, there too, was a patrol.

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Postby AHSCA » Wed May 15, 2019 2:48 pm

From Noir's research about Pasifiktes, it sounded rather like AHSCA almost. Different races, a small island nestled in the seas, honestly probably the perfect new friend to make. Duchess Marcella would have personally come along herself if not for the fact she just got an invite to another party already so she had to send Noir and her deputy with her best regards and a hope of good will and understanding until such time she could make it out herself. Added bonus this was an island that required sea travel to arrive by which was no problem for Noir. Roshin held her own pretty well though she wasn't as skilled as Noir, who even then probably wasn't as skilled a sailor as Marcella! But their little sailboat made of the wood of island palms of the AHSCA chain sailed its way along to territorial waters of Pasifiktes. Getting directions from the merperson or two was helpful and finally they arrived in harbor being able to lay anchor. "Ready, Roshin?" Noir helped her little first mate, colleague and deputy down.

"Yes sempai!"

"we're not student's you really don't need to call me that...."

"So this is it?"

"Yup looks like it is. Think the festival hall should be just this way, think we'll be okay if we just go along, our flag was our home nation so we're expected." The two made their way along, giving greetings if they passed someone. Arriving at the festival hall, rather humble looking. Perfect.
-I willingly keep AHSCA relatively poor and underdeveloped, why? Everyone on NS is a developed nation already-
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Postby Rave Shentavo » Thu May 16, 2019 5:43 am

Charmaine arrived without entourage. Her long, white hair was braided intricately to keep it away from her face. She wore a short pair of black shorts and a tank-top – the only thing that mattered to her was the beach. It was a chance to get away from the politics, the greedy humans, and any and all expectations placed upon her as an empress prospect. Here, there wasn’t anyone trying to kill her, or anyone that could set her temper off to a point where she might destroy something. This was a vacation – to her at least.

And there was a grotto? Maybe it was something like the hot springs they had back home. She carried an umbrella over her head to block out some of the sun; for comfort’s sake. She headed towards the festival hall to at least make introductions first before heading off on her don’t-bother-me-I’m-relaxing vacation.
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Postby Pasifiktes » Fri May 17, 2019 5:05 am

The guests were ushered to the hall. Inside mingled a group of Seafolk, those with legs were walking around, and looking slightly nervous. In the Grotto could be seen a mermaid sitting on a rock, with a group of mermen in the water. One could only mistake this mermaid for the Queen, had they not seen her, but one who had not seen the Queen could easily make the mistake. Her green hair was tied up in a snood on which tiny shells and were attached. Her upper body was covered by fresh flowers. In the water around her could be seen mermen, bare chested and armed with tridents.

On seeing the new arrivals, those with legs turned towards them and stood proudly and waited. The shortest from among them however, approached the strangers and welcomed them.

"I am Kumbo, her Majesty's Steward, I welcome you in her name. Unfortunately she is delayed in coming. However we expect her to arrive any minute. These Ladies and Gentlemen are members of the royal court." At being mentioned, the Courtiers gave up their aloofness and approached the guests and greeted them.

In general, the men had their hair cut extremely short, while the women had their long hair, which tended to be green or blue, tied up. For clothes, they wore tights made of scales, over which they wore mostly skirts or sarongs, although a pair of pants was seen as we as two linen jackets. The women especially wore a lot of jewelry made from shells, coral or other things found in the sea.

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Postby A m e n r i a » Sat May 18, 2019 9:45 pm

A teenage girl with short, wavy, blonde hair held the railing of a transport boat, leaning away to better enjoy the view. She had a white backpack on her. She wore a light blue tank top under a white sleeveless shirt, a short, red, skirt, and a pair of sandals. As she scouted the area, she saw the head of a merfolk poke out of the water. She smiled and waved towards him, before excitedly tugging on her half sister's sleeve. "Look Jiejie, someone's in the water!" "Maybe he's trying to cool off?" replied the older woman after a chuckle. Soon, they arrived at the island, where they were greeted by yet another merfolk. Their casual attire contrasted their official, formal mannerism. Being addressed as royalty is nothing new to the Amenrian nobles, but this sure was an interesting experience, at the festival hasn't even started yet. Huiqing and Meihui introduced themselves to the members of the merfolk royal court, bowing each time per usual Asian customs.

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Sinocentric Asian theocratic absolute monarchy. Please be patient while I retcon my shite, thank you very much. Yes, Tianshi and Cheonsa are the same person. It's literally the same word pronounced with a different language.


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Postby Pasifiktes » Tue May 21, 2019 2:44 am

As the guests mingled with the court, the sound of splashing in the water drew their attention. Large men wearing what appeared to be scale armour made of sea shells, were the first to break through the surface. The courtiers recognized them as the Royal Bodyguard, and sure enough, they were followed by the Queen herself. As she had been swimming, she was dressed simply, her legs covered with scale like tights and her upper body bare; except for an excessive amount of necklaces made of pearls and silver beads. Her, like the other ladies was done up, but unlike they others was a brilliant white and adorned with a crown of coral.

The mermaid who had been waiting in the grotto, greeted her sovereign with a bow and offered the Queen a large white piece of cloth. Once wrapped in the light fabric, the Queen greeted her guests.

"Welcome and thank you for coming, I am glad you could all come." Her manner and tone, while not unpleasant, communicated more pride than happiness.

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Postby AHSCA » Tue May 21, 2019 11:03 am

At long last the lady of the hour made her appearance, the Queen. And quite an entrance she made, she was truly a woman of style and commanded great respect. Noir with Roshin bowed in greeting

"Your Highness," Noir started off "Might I compliment you on your entrance you do know how to impress your visitors. What a pleasure it is to meet you. I'm Noir VinoCacao and she is my deputy, Roshin Tendo. We come on behalf of the United Island States of AHSCA in friendship."
-I willingly keep AHSCA relatively poor and underdeveloped, why? Everyone on NS is a developed nation already-
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Postby A m e n r i a » Tue May 21, 2019 9:10 pm

While both Hui Qing and Mei Hui aren't exactly used to seeing topless women in public (unless you consider the hidden, secretive, Imperial Harem to be "public", at least), it was rather expected, with the Queen being a mermaid and all. Nevertheless, the nobles acted professionally and bowed once more, this time deeper and longer to show more respect. They would give time for a brief conversation between the delegates of AHSCA and the Queen, before introducing themselves. "Your Highness, I am Mei Hui, and this is my sister, Hui Qing. We are nobles of the Ramadhan Family, the ruling family of the Empire of Amenria. We are pleased to meet you." Mei Hui moved her dark brown hair away from her face. Her porcelain, some might say pale, smooth, skin contrasted the colour of her long hair, which was parted in the middle. She had a loose, white blouse and a short pair of jeans on. Upon closer inspection, one would notice deep blue spots on her right thigh, seemingly arranged in some way or another, like a tattoo. Hui Qing had similar markings too, albeit on her left leg, a few centimetres above the heel. Hers was purple and arranged differently than her sister's.

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The Empire of Amenria (亚洲帝国)


Sinocentric Asian theocratic absolute monarchy. Please be patient while I retcon my shite, thank you very much. Yes, Tianshi and Cheonsa are the same person. It's literally the same word pronounced with a different language.


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Postby Pasifiktes » Wed May 22, 2019 11:19 pm

"Thank you" was Ama'laan's laconic reply. She had not intended to make a grand entrance, but had been delayed. However, she wasn't about to admit that.

"It is a pleasure to meet you, all of you" the Queen said after the introductions. "It has been along time since I have met with land dwellers, indeed it has been a long time since I have met someone new. Therefore, let us enjoy this special occasion and mark it with a drink." As if waiting for this signal, a young woman appeared and distributed glasses full of an orange liquid to the assembly. After every one had received it, the hostess raised her glass and said "To our guests!" before taking a large sip of the drink.

The drink was alcoholic, one could smell that, and mixed with the juice of tropical fruits, giving it a sweet taste.

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Postby A m e n r i a » Thu May 23, 2019 3:18 am

Apparently, the hosts of the event forgot that the two Amenrian nobles were Muslims. Either that or they simply didn't know. Upon being offered the drink, the elder would ask if it was alcoholic. Once she knew that it was, she would politely refuse and ask for some juice for her and her half sister.
The Empire of Amenria (亚洲帝国)


Sinocentric Asian theocratic absolute monarchy. Please be patient while I retcon my shite, thank you very much. Yes, Tianshi and Cheonsa are the same person. It's literally the same word pronounced with a different language.


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Postby Pasifiktes » Fri May 24, 2019 3:11 am

As the Pasifiktians had only a vague understanding of Islam or any land religion, they were surprised their guests refused alcohol. However, the problem was easily solved and the two Armenians were given fresh pineapple juice.

The toast completed, the Queen gave a signal, and a short table was brought out, followed by dishes and utensils which was in turn followed by food, and more drink. "Please take a seat" the hostess said. As everyone selected a place to sit, Ama'laan made suggestions that resulted in an arrangement where none of the guests were sitting next to someone they came with. With every in their place the Queen began to eat, signalling the others could begin.

The food, was as one might expect, mostly seafood, supplemented by fruits and vegetables grown on the Island.

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Postby AHSCA » Fri May 24, 2019 11:27 am

Noir and Roshin took their seats to enjoy a nice meal. A spread for them of seafood fruits veggies and tropical based alcohol. Not different from AHSCA. It would seem the two nations already had plenty in common. "Thank you for the food" they both thanked as a means of prayer thanks though it was also for their hostess.

"Milady," Noir inquired "Might you tell us more about your nation?"
-I willingly keep AHSCA relatively poor and underdeveloped, why? Everyone on NS is a developed nation already-
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Postby Pasifiktes » Sun May 26, 2019 11:35 pm

"It would be a pleasure" replied the Queen. "My realm encompasses the whole Pacific Ocean" Ama'laan began with the controversial claim, that didn't reflect reality. "I have about 10 million subjects, the main industry being fishing and agriculture. I have tried to expand our industry and have moderate success with mining. We have a handful of underwater cities, but most of the Seafolk live in small settlements." Is there anything specific you would like to know?"

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Postby A m e n r i a » Mon May 27, 2019 6:08 am

As soon as she was seated, Hui Qing smiled widely with her almond eyes closed, almost giggling in innocent excitement. Hi! I'm Hui Qing, nice to meet you!" She bowed and greeted the guest in front of her before taking her seat and trying out the seafood. She almost wondered if the merfolk could be considered cannibals to eat fish, but then realized that sharks do too.

Mei Hui, on the other hand, was calmer a more dignified, perhaps her attitude had to do with her older age, at her early twenties, contrasting her teenage sister. She also bowed and smiled to the lucky man seated in front of her. She crossed her legs and brushed her dark brown hair, waiting for the other person to begin eating, as she assumed he was older than her.

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blue: spoken in English
The Empire of Amenria (亚洲帝国)


Sinocentric Asian theocratic absolute monarchy. Please be patient while I retcon my shite, thank you very much. Yes, Tianshi and Cheonsa are the same person. It's literally the same word pronounced with a different language.


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Postby Pasifiktes » Tue May 28, 2019 3:51 am

The merman sitting across from Mei Hui took a bite of the tuna set before him, soon after the Queen began eating. At 150 years old, he was certainly older than the young lady across from him, although he looked barely middle aged. After chewing his first bite he sipped his drink and then addressed the Baroness.

"I am Nereus, Duke of Arga" he said by way of introduction. "You come from Armenia, right?" The Duke smiled as he talked. It had been a while since he talked with a land dweller, but he had fond memories of visiting fishermen's daughters in his youth.

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Postby AHSCA » Tue May 28, 2019 8:47 am

Pasifiktes wrote:"It would be a pleasure" replied the Queen. "My realm encompasses the whole Pacific Ocean" Ama'laan began with the controversial claim, that didn't reflect reality. "I have about 10 million subjects, the main industry being fishing and agriculture. I have tried to expand our industry and have moderate success with mining. We have a handful of underwater cities, but most of the Seafolk live in small settlements." Is there anything specific you would like to know?"


"Very interesting. What are your people like? Your nation's culture overall? Sounds very quaint much like us. And is this your first time reaching out to other foreign nations like us?"
-I willingly keep AHSCA relatively poor and underdeveloped, why? Everyone on NS is a developed nation already-
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Postby Pasifiktes » Fri May 31, 2019 1:16 am

"The Seafolk" answered Ama'laan, "are a divers and cultured people. The various settlements are far apart and isolated from each other, so that each has its own traditions and culture. It makes it difficult to rule and I am more reliant on local nobles than I would like." The Queen smiled warmly as she talked. "In the cities, such as my Residence, Lu'hug, there are many people from all over the ocean, and even some humans." The monarch's pride shown through as she talked about her city. "It is under water, but we are capable of producing air bubbles. There we have philosophers and engineers, that though lacking many things the surface world considers simple, can accomplish things that are truly astonishing." The ruler of the mermaids framed things to put her nation in the most favorable light, and would have been offended at the description of quaint had nit her guest used it to describe her own land.

"It is true that, I have followed a policy of isolation, strict isolation, but it was necessary after the civil war during which I came to power. It was a bloody conflict, made bloodier still by the interference of the Landfolk, I mean certain Landfolk, who allied with rebels. Now, however after over 70 years, it is necessary to establish good relations with the nations of the Landfolk, having established stability under the Sea."

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Postby Legokiller » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:37 pm

In the eyes of Silverdale, a chance for an outreach beyond the cold waters of the Snow Sea is a must. At least for this assignment given by the young and impressionable Tanya Seaborn. Silverdale was distant from any threats, and it was a blessing and a curse. Without any protection of foreign nation with its supplement, pirates and other threats may harm the nation’s cargo fleet. So the chance to meet with a civilization of seafolk is a must, as ultimately, the damage from ships could hard their livelihood.

In the crash of a great wave, a white and grey narwhal like creature bursted through the water as Tanya leaped onto the beach. She was fond of the sea, as any good penguin would know. So any underwater dive tour would be no problem. At least without the period of breathing in at the surface. She knew the place shall be hot and while a tropical paradise is a good place to visit, Tanya made sure to carry a special cooler to have chilly water! Penguins aren’t a fan of unbearable heat.

She waddled her way up to the gathering place and down the halls to meet with the rest of the group. Tanya gave a blow and looked at the official representatives, like members of the royal family, with a smile. “I apologize for my late arrival your highness. It’s quite rude to be late for such an honorable event. Regardless, I am Tanya Seaborn from the United States of Silverdale. It’s a pleasure to be here.”
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Postby A m e n r i a » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:52 am

"Mei Hui from Amenria, Duke." She corrected Nereus, before taking a bite of her meal herself. Fish, as expected of an underwater nation, not something she is new to. She grew up in the Imperial Harem, after all, a tropical paradise hidden to all but her father the Heavenly Emperor, his concubines, including her mother, and Cheonsa's most trusted individuals. When the duke is not focused on her, she would visually analyze him, averting her gaze when he would notice, to avoid being called out for staring. She sized him up and tried to find out about him from his appearance.

green: spoken in Chinese
blue: spoken in English
The Empire of Amenria (亚洲帝国)


Sinocentric Asian theocratic absolute monarchy. Please be patient while I retcon my shite, thank you very much. Yes, Tianshi and Cheonsa are the same person. It's literally the same word pronounced with a different language.


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Postby Pasifiktes » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:48 am

Legokiller wrote:In the eyes of Silverdale, a chance for an outreach beyond the cold waters of the Snow Sea is a must. At least for this assignment given by the young and impressionable Tanya Seaborn. Silverdale was distant from any threats, and it was a blessing and a curse. Without any protection of foreign nation with its supplement, pirates and other threats may harm the nation’s cargo fleet. So the chance to meet with a civilization of seafolk is a must, as ultimately, the damage from ships could hard their livelihood.

In the crash of a great wave, a white and grey narwhal like creature bursted through the water as Tanya leaped onto the beach. She was fond of the sea, as any good penguin would know. So any underwater dive tour would be no problem. At least without the period of breathing in at the surface. She knew the place shall be hot and while a tropical paradise is a good place to visit, Tanya made sure to carry a special cooler to have chilly water! Penguins aren’t a fan of unbearable heat.

She waddled her way up to the gathering place and down the halls to meet with the rest of the group. Tanya gave a blow and looked at the official representatives, like members of the royal family, with a smile. “I apologize for my late arrival your highness. It’s quite rude to be late for such an honorable event. Regardless, I am Tanya Seaborn from the United States of Silverdale. It’s a pleasure to be here.”


"Nonsense" replied the Queen of the Sea, whom being late herself, could hardly criticize her guest. "We have only just begun, and there is plenty to eat." Queen Ama'laan gestured to the table as she spoke. "Please join us, I hope you had a pleasant journey?"

A m e n r i a wrote:"Mei Hui from Amenria, Duke." She corrected Nereus, before taking a bite of her meal herself. Fish, as expected of an underwater nation, not something she is new to. She grew up in the Imperial Harem, after all, a tropical paradise hidden to all but her father the Heavenly Emperor, his concubines, including her mother, and Cheonsa's most trusted individuals. When the duke is not focused on her, she would visually analyze him, averting her gaze when he would notice, to avoid being called out for staring. She sized him up and tried to find out about him from his appearance.

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blue: spoken in English


If the Duke was embarrassed because his mispronounced the country's name, he didn't show it. Instead, he slowly repeated the name as if to remember it, before seamlessly beginning a question. "Amenria, that is quite a country isn't it, very unique, if I am not mistaken"


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