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Crossing the Rubicon: Caesar in Rome (OOC/Character RP/Open)

Postby Kernan » Wed May 17, 2017 10:04 pm

Crossing the Rubicon

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Italia, 49 BC
Rome is growing. Its enemies, cowering before its mighty Legions as they march across Gaul almost unopposed, are on the verge of being brought to heel. To an uneducated outsider, or a regular pleb, the ruling Triumvirate between Caesar the man who with his five personal legions has subjugated Gaul and beloved by Rome's people, Pompey was one of the greatest military generals Rome had seen to that point and Crassus was rich in gold, bankrolling his allies, was rock solid. However, behind the scenes the ambitions of Pompey and Caesar had threatened to tear the whole thing apart. However Crassus, ever the diplomat, had helped keep the two men from killing eachother. This was helped by Caesar's daughter Julia marriage to Pompey in 59 BC. However, in 54 BC Julia died in childbirth, her baby following suit some days later. This heightened tensions between Caesar and Pompey, suppressed by the marriage. However the tenuous alliance held as Crassus went East to fight the Selucid Empire in 53 BC and was decisively defeated at the Battle of Carrhae, dying in the process. That ended the famed Triumvirate as there were only two men left, both of which were not conservative in their distaste of eachother. Now Pompey, leading the Senate in Rome, has struck at Caesar in Gaul, ordering him back due to his governorship of Gaul being up. Caesar however would not go quietly. He has now crossed the Rubicon River into Italia, something expressly forbidden by the Roman Senate, with his Legions and proclaiming 'Let the die be cast'. Civil War has come to Rome. It is up to you to decide who to support, for you to decide who will win and in the end, decide the fate of the ancient Roman Republic.

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You take control of a Roman, be him senator or General, at the outbreak of the First Roman Civil War. Civil war is upon Rome between Gaius Julius Caesar and his Populares faction led by the military and Pompey with his Optimates faction, mostly made up of Senators. Your actions will have a effect on the War and you will decide if the Republic lives or dies on the field of battle. Maybe you can play both sides against each other, gaining power at the expense of both sides. Whatever path you take Rome will be forever changed.

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Name: Gaius Julius Caesar
Age: 51
Sex: M
Faction: The Popularies
Short Bio: Caesar's father died when he was sixteen years old. He became the head of the family and was responsible for his mother Aurelia and his sister Julia. At the age of seventeen he married Cornelia, the daughter of a powerful politician in Rome. Young Caesar soon found himself in the middle of a power struggle between two factions in the government. The current dictator of Rome, Sulla, was enemies with both Caesar's uncle Marius and Caesar's father in-law Cinna. Caesar joined the army and left Rome in order to avoid Sulla and his allies. When Sulla died, Caesar returned to Rome. He was now a military hero from his years in the army. He quickly rose up the ranks in the Roman government. He made allies with powerful men such as the general Pompey the Great and the wealthy Crassus. Caesar was an excellent speaker and the people of Rome loved him. At the age of 40 Julius Caesar was elected to consul. Consul was the highest ranking position in the Roman Republic. The consul was like a president, but there were two consuls and they only served for one year. At the end of his year as consul, Caesar became governor of the province of Gaul. As governor of Gaul, Caesar was in charge of four Roman legions. He was a very effective governor and general. He conquered all of Gaul. He gained the respect and honor from his army and soon was considered alongside Pompey as the greatest general in the Roman army. Politics in Rome became increasingly hostile while Caesar was in Gaul. Many of the leaders were jealous of Caesar and his following. Even Pompey became jealous and soon Caesar and Pompey became rivals. Caesar had the support of the people and Pompey had the support of the aristocrats. Caesar announced that he was going to return to Rome and run for consul again. The Roman Senate replied that he must give up the command of his army first. Caesar refused and the Senate said he was a traitor. Caesar began to march his army to Rome.
Goals: To seize control of Rome and lead it to greatness.
Talents (Military Commander/Wealthy/etc.): Talented military general, great speaker.

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Orodes II of Parthia - Nea Byzantia
Cleopatra Philopator Britanania
Marcus Antonius - Jhet
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Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States
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Postby Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States » Thu May 18, 2017 8:02 am

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Name: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Age: 57
Sex: Male
Faction: Optimates, angst
Short Bio: Born to an ambitious and wealthy Equestrian family in the year 648, Cicero enjoyed the spoils of a well-funded childhood early on. His father, a semi-invalid, never held public office, choosing instead to focus on his studies. Cicero inherited the academic thrift of his father, learning about the Greek philosophers from an early age. He was an ambitious young fellow, with the wish to make the name Cicero (meaning chickpea) more respected than any other Roman name.

The Roman political machine orders her participants to follow the Cursus Honorum, and Cicero was no different in this. He served under Sulla and Rufus in the Social Wars (664-666), but really was not a man meant for the military. He was more of an academic, a scholar, choosing to begin his work as a lawyer in 671. In 674, Cicero took on his first case: the defence of Sextus Roscius on charges of patricide. Cicero blamed the murder not on Sextus, but on Chrysogonus, a close ally of Sulla. Cicero eventually won the case, a direct slight against the ruling dictator.

In 675, Cicero left for Athens, officially to hone his skills, but really because he feared the wrath of Sulla. He studied at the Academy, which had been initiated by Plato 300 years before. There, he learned more about rhetoric and philosophy. Here, he perfected the art of orating, which would turn him into the greatest speaker of the ancient world. Owing to this, he shot through the political ranks in Rome, holding most of them at the youngest possible age. He even successfully prosecuted Verres, governor of Sicily, for economic misconduct.

In 691, Cicero became consul. With some fast political manoeuvring, he managed to get his co-consul completely out of the picture, being the de facto consul of Rome for the entirety of his term in office. During his term, martial law was declared, allowing him to crush the Catiline Conspiracy which rocked the Roman Republic. Him executing the conspirators without a proper trial would make him the Father of the Fatherland, but it would also haunt him for the rest of his life, leading to his eventual exile.

Even before his exile, Cicero had been against Caesar and his triumvirate. He was briefly asked to become a part of the group, but he dismissed Caesar, fearing such a powerful group would undermine the Republic. After his exile, Caesar tried to fight the triumvirate, but their power was too great, and he had to accept their sway over the republic. He retreated from politics, and took a governorship of Cilicia. Now, he has returned to Rome, fearing for the future of the Republic.
Goals: Peace, at all costs, and the restoration and maintenance of the Republic
Talents: Talented speaker, good legal mind, hero of the Republic
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Kernan
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Postby Kernan » Thu May 18, 2017 11:14 am

Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States wrote:-snip-

Accepted.
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Postby Nea Byzantia » Thu May 18, 2017 11:19 am

Do I have to be Roman or could I be a Roman client king? Perhaps Ptolemy XIII?

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Postby Kernan » Thu May 18, 2017 12:58 pm

Nea Byzantia wrote:Do I have to be Roman or could I be a Roman client king? Perhaps Ptolemy XIII?

Um, sure.
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Postby Nea Byzantia » Thu May 18, 2017 2:00 pm

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Name: Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator
Age: 13
Sex: Male
Faction: Neutral
Short Bio:
Ptolemy was born in 62 BC to Pharaoh Ptolemy XII Auletes at the royal palace in Alexandria. In 51 BC, he and his sister Cleopatra were made co-rulers after the death of Ptolemy XII. Currently, the regent of Egypt is the eunuch Pothinus.


Goals: Eliminate Cleopatra, his wife-sister and co-ruler as she's a burden on Ptolemy, make Egypt great again
Talents (Military Commander/Wealthy/etc.): Is Pharaoh of Egypt, is surrounded by good advisors

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Postby Cuprum » Thu May 18, 2017 2:40 pm

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Name: Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
Age: 57
Sex: Male
Faction: The Optimates
Short Bio: Pompey the Great, was a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic. He came from a wealthy Italian provincial background, and his father had been the first to establish the family among the Roman nobility. Pompey's immense success as a general while still very young enabled him to advance directly to his first consulship without meeting the normal requirements for office. His success as a military commander in Sulla's Second Civil War resulted in Sulla bestowing the nickname Magnus, "the Great", upon him. He was consul three times and celebrated three triumphs.

In mid-60 BC, Pompey joined Marcus Licinius Crassus and Gaius Julius Caesar in the unofficial military-political alliance known as the First Triumvirate, which Pompey's marriage to Caesar's daughter Julia helped secure. After the deaths of Julia and Crassus, Pompey sided with the optimates, the conservative faction of the Roman Senate.

Goals: An oligarchic rule
Talents: Skilled politician and succesful general.

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Postby Duestchstien » Thu May 18, 2017 2:44 pm

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Name: Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (the Younger)
Age: 41
Sex: M
Faction: Populares (Caesar)
Short Bio: Born in 90 BC, to Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (Consul in 78 BC), Marcus grew up in a rich patrician family. In 55 BC he married Junia Secundus (Half Sister to Brutus the Conspirator). He bagel his career by joining the college of Pontiffs as a young child. His first position in the Cursus Honorum was Triumvr Monetalis (overseeing the mint). He quickly rose up the ranks of the Senate and caught Caesars eye. In the beggining of 49 BC he was elected Praetor and has almost completely taken control of the senate leading the Populares movement in Rome in the stead of Caesar. He now has an important position to fill to keep from from collapsing into chaos and making sure it is maintained as civil war erupts around the city and empire.
Goals: Support Caesar, Keep Rome Stable, gain a nice province to govern when this thing ends.
Talents (Military Commander/Wealthy/etc.): Wealthy, Renowned Military Commander, Famous Politician, High Charisma

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Postby Kernan » Thu May 18, 2017 3:02 pm

Nea Byzantia wrote:App:
Name: Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator
Age: 13
Sex: Male
Faction: Neutral
Short Bio:
Ptolemy was born in 62 BC to Pharaoh Ptolemy XII Auletes at the royal palace in Alexandria. In 51 BC, he and his sister Cleopatra were made co-rulers after the death of Ptolemy XII. Currently, the regent of Egypt is the eunuch Pothinus.


Goals: Eliminate Cleopatra, his wife-sister and co-ruler as she's a burden on Ptolemy, make Egypt great again
Talents (Military Commander/Wealthy/etc.): Is Pharaoh of Egypt, is surrounded by good advisors

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Please expand the bio if possible
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Minister of Intelligence: Peskov Portfifiry
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Postby Nea Byzantia » Thu May 18, 2017 3:14 pm

Kernan wrote:
Nea Byzantia wrote:App:
Name: Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator
Age: 13
Sex: Male
Faction: Neutral
Short Bio:
Ptolemy was born in 62 BC to Pharaoh Ptolemy XII Auletes at the royal palace in Alexandria. In 51 BC, he and his sister Cleopatra were made co-rulers after the death of Ptolemy XII. Currently, the regent of Egypt is the eunuch Pothinus.


Goals: Eliminate Cleopatra, his wife-sister and co-ruler as she's a burden on Ptolemy, make Egypt great again
Talents (Military Commander/Wealthy/etc.): Is Pharaoh of Egypt, is surrounded by good advisors

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Please expand the bio if possible


He's a 13 year old kid, but I'll see what I can do. I'm sure there's something...this is the Ptolemies we're talking about.

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Postby Greater Belarussia » Thu May 18, 2017 4:46 pm

If we are a non major military/ political character would it be ok if our characters are fictional? I have a unique idea I really like

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Postby Kernan » Thu May 18, 2017 5:02 pm

Nea Byzantia wrote:
Kernan wrote:Please expand the bio if possible


He's a 13 year old kid, but I'll see what I can do. I'm sure there's something...this is the Ptolemies we're talking about.

Oh, sorry. Didn't know that. Thought he lived longer but im not to knowledgable on Ptolemeic Egypt.
Minister of Finance: Helga Romanov
Minister of Armed Forces: Gregori Stocker
Minister of Intelligence: Peskov Portfifiry
Minister of Internal Affairs: Vicktor Yakovich
Foreign Affairs: Tratzyav Ulanzo
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Socialism 100
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Postby Kernan » Thu May 18, 2017 5:04 pm

Greater Belarussia wrote:If we are a non major military/ political character would it be ok if our characters are fictional? I have a unique idea I really like

Yeah totally. Also, all those above are accepted. Ill add them to the roster.
Minister of Finance: Helga Romanov
Minister of Armed Forces: Gregori Stocker
Minister of Intelligence: Peskov Portfifiry
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Foreign Affairs: Tratzyav Ulanzo
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Postby Apror » Thu May 18, 2017 5:07 pm

Kernan wrote:
Greater Belarussia wrote:If we are a non major military/ political character would it be ok if our characters are fictional? I have a unique idea I really like

Yeah totally. Also, all those above are accepted. Ill add them to the roster.

They have to be real?
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Postby Greater Belarussia » Thu May 18, 2017 5:12 pm

Apror wrote:
Kernan wrote:Yeah totally. Also, all those above are accepted. Ill add them to the roster.

They have to be real?


I am almost certain they can be fictional

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Postby Greater Belarussia » Thu May 18, 2017 5:18 pm

Uhhhhh! I am torn apart by two ideas that I have that I would like. I can't decide. Time to use an online wheel decide

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https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=428927

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Postby Greater Belarussia » Thu May 18, 2017 5:58 pm

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Name: Publius Atius Argentarius
Age:44
Sex: Male
Faction: Neutral, will side with whoever will help him make a larger profit
Short Bio:
Publius was born to a a very wealthy family, his father being a merchant who sold wine and tile to Egyptians, Cyprusians, Rhodesians, and Syrians. He was raised in Syracuse, and favored banking to his father's merchant ventures. Publius allowed his brothers to continue the merchant trips. Publius made a huge profit during Sulla's Civil War, as he doubled, and even tripled interest rates in some cases, as jacking interest rates up during times of conflict was popular among bankers. Publius married his wife, the daughter of a Rhodesian merchant, and has built up a small private army with her dowry and money coming from his new Rhodesian clients. Publius has been gravbing up land all over Sicily, as the poor in debt to him have nothing to pay him except the land, and that is what they did. Publish will defend his Banking and Mercantile Empire, with his private force as well.

Goals: To become even wealthier, cement financial control in Syracuse
Talents (Military Commander/Wealthy/etc.): Wealthy, Mercantile skills, Persuasive

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Postby Kernan » Thu May 18, 2017 6:51 pm

Greater Belarussia wrote:App:
Name: Publius Atius Argentarius
Age:44
Sex: Male
Faction: Neutral, will side with whoever will help him make a larger profit
Short Bio:
Publius was born to a a very wealthy family, his father being a merchant who sold wine and tile to Egyptians, Cyprusians, Rhodesians, and Syrians. He was raised in Syracuse, and favored banking to his father's merchant ventures. Publius allowed his brothers to continue the merchant trips. Publius made a huge profit during Sulla's Civil War, as he doubled, and even tripled interest rates in some cases, as jacking interest rates up during times of conflict was popular among bankers. Publius married his wife, the daughter of a Rhodesian merchant, and has built up a small private army with her dowry and money coming from his new Rhodesian clients. Publius has been gravbing up land all over Sicily, as the poor in debt to him have nothing to pay him except the land, and that is what they did. Publish will defend his Banking and Mercantile Empire, with his private force as well.

Goals: To become even wealthier, cement financial control in Syracuse
Talents (Military Commander/Wealthy/etc.): Wealthy, Mercantile skills, Persuasive

Accepted
Minister of Finance: Helga Romanov
Minister of Armed Forces: Gregori Stocker
Minister of Intelligence: Peskov Portfifiry
Minister of Internal Affairs: Vicktor Yakovich
Foreign Affairs: Tratzyav Ulanzo
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Postby Greater Belarussia » Thu May 18, 2017 7:01 pm

Thanks for accepting me! I can't wait to start this! My private army will rule all

* Ancapistan intensifies*

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Postby Nea Byzantia » Thu May 18, 2017 7:01 pm

Kernan wrote:
Nea Byzantia wrote:
He's a 13 year old kid, but I'll see what I can do. I'm sure there's something...this is the Ptolemies we're talking about.

Oh, sorry. Didn't know that. Thought he lived longer but im not to knowledgable on Ptolemeic Egypt.


Am I unnacceptable?

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Postby Kernan » Thu May 18, 2017 8:20 pm

Nea Byzantia wrote:
Kernan wrote:Oh, sorry. Didn't know that. Thought he lived longer but im not to knowledgable on Ptolemeic Egypt.


Am I unnacceptable?

No, you can be accepted. I didn't realize that he was 13 at the time this takes place.
Minister of Finance: Helga Romanov
Minister of Armed Forces: Gregori Stocker
Minister of Intelligence: Peskov Portfifiry
Minister of Internal Affairs: Vicktor Yakovich
Foreign Affairs: Tratzyav Ulanzo
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Socialism 100
Tenderness 25

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Postby Apror » Thu May 18, 2017 8:50 pm

Can I get that lead of the Gauls or Macedonia fam? As a governor?
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