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To Choose an Empress (OOC Signup - Closed)

Postby Rave Shentavo » Fri May 10, 2019 6:54 am

IC Thread: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=464452
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Background


The Three United Empires used to have an Empress; an Empress in whom many fanatical citizens placed both their loyalty and faith. The cult following had little effect on the overall productivity of the empire – in fact, more citizens were inspired to work harder. It was an age of prosperity and enlightenment. Over time, the Empress amassed an exorbitant amount of power; which wasn’t an issue until her family broke out in in-fighting. What happens when the most powerful family starts fighting among themselves? They wipe themselves out. The Empress had died.
The problem was that the citizens wouldn’t believe it at first. The Empress had died before and had come back. It was almost a cycle in and of itself. The nation kept functioning as if nothing had happened, save for a few more sermons about how she would return.

…but she didn’t.

Over a hundred years, once generations had passed that remembered what the Empress had been like, that faith started to waver. Civil war broke out between those who were faithful and believed in her return, and those who wanted a new leader. Eventually, it led to a tenuous compromise. DNA would be tested by the government and compared to their archives to find any possible relatives of the Empress’ bloodline, Shentavo. Out of those that were found, a leader would be selected by government officials as well as the Empire’s current and potential allies.

Premise

As an ally (or influencing citizen) of the illustrious Three United Empires of Ravelyn Shentavo, you are invited to Somerset Capital for the selection of our next Empress/Emperor. You will have three days to determine who is fit to rule, weed out the lies from the truths, and potentially form everlasting bonds (and influence) over the future successor. The choices that you make, who you choose to speak with and/or vote for will have lasting repercussions. Below is what your chosen character’s intelligence has returned to them, but is not public knowledge by all guests in attendance.

Dossier: Charmaine Locke
Species: Hybrid
Charmaine is said to have DNA that traces back to Quissera Shentavo; the son of the Empress. Unfortunately, Quissera went mad during the war and ended up killing six other members of the bloodline. The populace see Charmaine's heterochromia as definitive proof that she is Quissera's descendant and therefore a descendant of the Empress.
It's unclear if she truly wants the throne, or has just shown up because she is expected to show up.
*Charmaine is said to have some issues with her temper.


Dossier: Halvar
Species: Human
Halvar is the only human among the number of potentials. As the Shentavo line had mythically sourced vitae, it's highly unlikely that Halvar would be a true decendant of the Empress. He's well liked, great at negotiating, and not too rough on the eyes either - which could make him a good leader if you ignore the probability for another civil war due to some still being faithful to the Empress. He is also the only male of the group (which is fine by him), but Shentavoans are a matriarchal empire, and this could work against him.
*Halvar is said to be somewhat of a flirt.
*Questionable DNA results/tampering


Dossier: Deliverance Dane
Species: Hybrid
Deliverance Dane never thought she was related to the Empress' line. She didn't really care; she was a traveller by nature and her wanderlust brought her many places. Intelligent, patient, and calculating, she would make a shrewd ruler. Unfortunately she lacks passion in her speeches and is quite blasé about threats. When you have lived that long, the world begins to lose its shine. She is thought to be the descendant of Kenja, daughter of the Empress.
*Deliverance is said to be in a committed relationship with drugs and alcohol.
*Socially awkward at times


Dossier: Eloanne Versai
Species: Mage
Elloane Versai is well rounded. She served in the military for six years as infantry. Shrapnel wounds left her with one leg which has recently been placed with a high quality prosthetic.
Her DNA results had a trace of the Shentavo DNA possibly acquired by an ancestor via ingestion. Her ancestry was traced back to Genesis Versai and Jeremy Witz - the advisor to the Empress and an emissary from an allied nation. No one is certain how she got Shentavo DNA in her genetic code, but it's there. She carries the abilities of her ancestor as a mage, also limited in the areas Genesis was limited in.
*Levelheaded
*Possibly too trusting


Out of Character Information

OOC: It’s been a long time. I remember starting in NationStates over a decade ago, at a time when my grasp of the language was not at it’s greatest. Reading old threads makes me cringe a little now, but without the forum experience of refreshing the page at 1am waiting for individuals long since gone to post, I wouldn’t have been able to grow with my style of writing as well. This is my first thread out of retirement. All are welcome to Join.

What type of RP is this?

This is a character based RP. This means that you create a character to play in the scenario rather than forces at large. This allows you to focus on the representation of your nation (or a Shentavoan citizen if you desire) and their growth arc rather than large scale logistics. You can develop a unique personality and potentially end up having an extremely prominent influence on the direction of the nation and its characters/citizens.
By signing up you are committed to quality writing preferably longer than one sentence. Make sure that your posts add something to the story rather than just ‘nods head’.

What type of characters do you want joining/are appropriate for this thread?

1. Any character that is any race/species from your own nation is appropriate, as long as they do not brood in the corner of the room for the entirety of the time
2. You can play an influencer in my nation, if you desire. You can either play a purist – a cultist still faithful to the empress who may be looking to sabotage the selection – or is begrudgingly going along with it to avoid another civil war. You can play a normal politician who just may get lucky and become an advisor to whomever is selected. You can play some guy who got in simply because someone else dropped a ticket.

Is there a cannon ending to this thread?

There is no established cannon ending. The ending is determined by player choices, interactions, and which candidate the characters support. There are different potential outcomes for each of the candidates. The outcome will have an impact on future RP threads, etc. The goal is to seat one of these four individuals as the leader after a long absence/death of the previous Empress. Which one of these four have not been determined; it will be up to the participants to make that decision.

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What type of story are you interested in most OOC?
Are there any specific themes you want to explore with this character?

Please feel free to ask any questions on this thread. I look forward to meeting new nations as well as seeing some old ones again
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Postby Rave Shentavo » Fri May 10, 2019 10:31 am

Hi Amenria. There is no established cannon ending. The ending is determined by player choices, interactions, and which candidate the characters support. There are different potential outcomes for each of the candidates. The outcome will have an impact on future RP threads, etc.

The goal is to seat one of these four individuals as the leader after a long absence/death of the previous Empress. Which one of these four have not been determined; it will be up to the participants to make that decision.
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Postby A m e n r i a » Fri May 10, 2019 12:23 pm

Rave Shentavo wrote:Hi Amenria. There is no established cannon ending. The ending is determined by player choices, interactions, and which candidate the characters support. There are different potential outcomes for each of the candidates. The outcome will have an impact on future RP threads, etc.

The goal is to seat one of these four individuals as the leader after a long absence/death of the previous Empress. Which one of these four have not been determined; it will be up to the participants to make that decision.


That's awesome. I'm thinking of making this connected to my universe's lore too. That being said, I won't play as an Amenrian, but as a villain from Amenria's universe. You wouldn't mind a bad guy trying to turn one of the candidates into a vampiric minion of his, do you?

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Postby Rave Shentavo » Fri May 10, 2019 12:37 pm

Not at all; I do want this to be free form and let the roleplay evolve organically. I will provide you some background in regards to that particular creature type that may help how you craft your character.

The former Empress was head of the Shentavo line; a vampiric line. Descendants and bloodlines became important to the people because as the bloodline became muddied, individuals had less and less power in comparison to the original Empress. Still, they want to hold on to that idea even though the empress is long since dead (though few would admit it). This is why the DNA testing for individuals was conducted; to find remnants.

Two are hybrid and will be unable to be converted. One is a human. One is a mage. Both of the non-hybrids are available for targeting if you choose to go this route. Or, if you choose to remain ignorant IC about vampires of the nation, then you might try to convert either of the hybrids and see the resulting RP with that.

Hope this helps. Please ask any questions you have.
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Postby Rave Shentavo » Mon May 13, 2019 7:07 am

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=464452

Here will be the IC thread ^
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Postby Deutschess Kaiserreich » Mon May 13, 2019 7:23 am

Interesting. Might be a good way to break into fantasy RPs.
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Postby Rave Shentavo » Mon May 13, 2019 7:29 am

Deutschess Kaiserreich wrote:Interesting. Might be a good way to break into fantasy RPs.


There is a lot of room for creative liberty if you want to play an average human or otherwise. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance with ideas.
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Postby Bijoria » Mon May 13, 2019 4:27 pm

Name-Therogold Fracutus
Gender-Male
Race-Bijorian * Marinus Saipan*
Point of Origin-Colony C Bijoria.

Background- Therogold is a part of a society hailing from Bijoria called The Clasp of Good Tides, a diplomatic influence on land based Nations Often appearing as humanoid they try to influence Nations into kinder treatment of their oceans and maritime movements both ecologically, economically, and militarily. Bijorian influence always go for those whos heart belong to the ecologically friendly beliefs and policies, not overly caring about a nations civil or government policies as long as it isn't overly aggressive. Bijoria looks for partners for a clean ecological future, strictly against maritime drilling and strict and limited policies in maritime building, ecologically kind and safe shipping as well as limits on fishing and whaling. Sharing Bijorian standards of high penalties for crimes on the seas even in international waters, illegal fishing, whaling, piracy and dumping toxic or dangerous materials into the oceans are paramount for a good relationship with Bijoria and candidates who uphold these values in all honesty and sincerity are a shoe in for Bijorian support.


Bijorian candidates would do well to follow these policies or make promises regarding them

*Harsher penalties for maritime crimes including dumping, poaching and illegal whaling as well as overfishing.

*limited use of maritime shipping lanes and ecologicaly *green* shipping that do not use radioactive, crude ore based fuels and are enviromentally safe.

*Restricted use of all and sonar based communications that disturb, harass and harm Cretacean lifeforms, involving dolphins, whales, porpoises and other marine mammals important to the balance of a healthy ocean ecology.


*Good relations with Bijorian beliefs having a 6 or better on the BDS *Bijorian diplomatic scale*

https://www.nationstates.net/nation=bij ... /id=914841

* pacifistic anti colonial beliefs as well as * Reasonable * negotiation with other nations regarding conflicts due to Bijorias history under brutality and being ruled as a colony.


* Being a member of Bijorias new " Azure Assurity " a green ecologically sustaining group that ensures a healthy ocean for our next generation as a citizen of a nation or making a promise to become a member.


Theogold and the Clasp of Good Tides has noticed Rave Shentavo and has decided it has an opputunity to add it to its inffluence as another potential member of the ecologically elite. Quickly making its way using its many land based contacts, the CGT has become a ticketed member in the crowd of the market for choosing its new leader. Being number 23 of in Ecologically friendly, Bijoria is only all to happy to inffluence the future attitude of this nation towards its home, the vast green oceans in hopes to prevent the land based nations from ruining its eternal home. Bijoria has high hopes, high hopes indeed to ensure another stepping stone towards their future, as well as the future of the land based natiojns in protecting and cherishing the oceans, the veins and kidney of this great and mysterious planet, acting as guardians and watchmen to ensure its continued safety. Theogold is thought as a fool as most Bijorians think little of their land based cousns, the memories of their cruel treatment still a stirring and painful memory for the Bijorian people. Theogold and the CGT think otherwise. Gaining the bemused blessing fromthe Bijorian government it has cautiously crawled onto the land poising as humanoid citizens, not an easy thing to do. The Kingdom of Rave Shentovo is their first " test target " in regards to land based reaction to Bijorian foreign policy. After much gentle prodding and intelligence gathering the discovery of other non humanoid creatures living in the land based world has left many Bijorians slightly fearful, yet hopeful of their appreance and teachings.


Potential " Allies " of the cause


*Ecologically minded political hroups who support a ecologically friendly policies.

* Other " non human " races who wouldnt look down on Bijorians for their plae of origin/race

* Powerful poltical members who embrace xenophilia and other cultures


Potential " enemies " of the cause


*Big businesess in ore and mining, oil and ecologically damaging businesses

*Xenophobic " hate groups " or extremist

Big powerful fishing, whaling companies


Potential support options

Halvar

Reasons- Diplomatic tendencies, as well as a sm,oother way of dealing with potentially " inciendery " international disputes

Eloanne Versai

Reasons- The more military minded see her as a strong military minded and would be willing to deal harsher punishmets to those who broke the laws as having a military background


Theogold would like to meet all members before a final choice is made
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Postby Rave Shentavo » Mon May 13, 2019 5:00 pm

Hi Bijoria! This character is approved for play. It is a character RP so you will be able to write that character in and what he does who he talks to etc. Wait until the end of the RP to choose a candidate. They may surprise you for better or worse.

The Three United Empires have been very accepting of other races, given the former Empress was an amalgamation. It's well known she aligned herself with multiple nations regardless of race.

Welcome. Any questions, ask here :)
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Postby Bijoria » Mon May 13, 2019 5:55 pm

Among Fins

Part I of, " A Bijorian out of water "

Theogold glances nervously around the room, his mind in a slight haze, and it having nothing to do with the somewhat potent cocktail in his hand, a mix of fine Bijorian sargasseum Ale and a pinch of Coquadele venom. Surprisingly enough, he wasnt dead at the end of a harpoon the land dwellers semed to enjoy using so much on their large mammalian hunting crafts. No, He had been cordially invited inside, barring the somewhat surprised looks on the beach combers face, his lack of land based tongue seeming to get his message across. He wasnt here to " take over the world, " throw a trident at other costumed land walkers or dance around singing " under de sea " or any of that nonsense that these funny looking creatures seemed to think that Bijorians were going to do just being there.

Far from being horrified at his sudden apprearence of he and his bretheren appearing from the bottom of a cargo carrier they quietly took him and his 4 others and after a bit of discussion they were invited inside of a massive building complex, about the size of their main colony. And surprise surprise! They seemed to be having their election soon and these total strangers were invited to help out! Whoda thunk it? Still, so much could still go wrong, he could mess up a message and end up hooked on a dock as a warning, or cause a massive war between Bijoria and the land dwellers. He quickly takes a sip of his drink. He would be precise, he would be careful but most important of all, he would try to be diplomatic, who knew just how well tempered these land people were? They semed pretty alright so far. He would still be careful. Looking at their pamphlets he squinted, this seemed to make no sense. Maybe if he talked to the others it would help. He sighs and decides to sit back and await the others.

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Postby Rave Shentavo » Mon May 13, 2019 7:00 pm

Hey bijoria! The IC thread is linked in the first post. You can find a description of the area and options.
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Postby Bijoria » Mon May 13, 2019 8:06 pm

Rave Shentavo wrote:Hey bijoria! The IC thread is linked in the first post. You can find a description of the area and options.


sorry about that! I fixed it. I'm pretty excited :)

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Postby A m e n r i a » Mon May 13, 2019 9:14 pm

Character Name: Koldan Novoluniye
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Race/Species: Slavic Vampire
Origin/nation: Empire of Amenria
Background or Personality: Ambitious, honourable. Seeks to overthrow his father as Patriarch and take over the Novoluniye Coven.
What type of story are you interested in most OOC? Action, intrigue, practically the Yakuza series but with fantasy themes
Are there any specific themes you want to explore with this character? Betrayal, temptation, vampire supremacy

May I ask you to elaborate more on the history of interactions between vampires and humans/other species in your timeline?
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Postby Rave Shentavo » Tue May 14, 2019 5:20 am

Accepted Amenria.


The Shentavo bloodline was one that ruled over the empire. The empress was worshipped for the protection she provided and her caring nature. Her son was feared for his instability and propensity towards violence. The rest of the family was generally well liked and didn't really have much interaction with the laypeople save for acting as diplomats when the empress or her son would not be in attendance. People aren't scared of vampires just because they are vampires; not that they wouldn't be scared if threatened with violence.
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Postby Pasifiktes » Tue May 14, 2019 7:41 am

Question: When you say hybrid, you mean Vampire Hybrid, or are there other races in the Empires? Also, what kind of vampires are they?

Specifically, how often do they feed, what happens to their prey etc.

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Character Name:George Proteus
Appearance: (When taking the form of a human) Just over two feet tall and built like a swimmer, he has short white hair, pale yellowish skin and webbed feet.
Race/Species: shapeshifting merman
Origin/nation:Kingdom of Pasifktes
Background or Personality: More a businessman than a warrior, Proteus left his homeland (homesea?) in the Pacific during the Civil War. Over the decades he built a large business and became an important figure in the expatriate community.
What type of story are you interested in most OOC? I would like something with intrigue and with drama, especially that comes from the individual character's specific personality or motives. Also the possibility that it effects events in Pasifktes.
Are there any specific themes you want to explore with this character? Loyalty and what it means.

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Postby Rave Shentavo » Tue May 14, 2019 7:46 am

Both the current are vampire x human hybrids. There are other races in the Empires, but the Shentavo bloodline was most prominent until an internal conflict wiped the family out.

We have:
Vampires and vampire hybrids - most left over from dalliances with other nations. The empress was known to have relations with key individuals of Underaloz, Tarlachia, and Haraki. Her offspring also had connections outside so there are many possibilities.
Mages - humans w/ some sort of ability.
Humans
Werewolves - rare, and stay out of politics. Leave them alone, they leave you alone.

-An assortment of outside races from nations that visit and choose to stay; I will not portray these characters as they are from nations long since gone from existence, but want to recognize they are still out there.

They feed via blood; and need to feed in conjunction with how much power they use. Power also diminishes each day they don't feed due to the blood it takes to animate the body. Hybrids have to feed less and can stomach normal food - however they are not as strong as the purebloods who were wiped out.

Pasifiktes wrote:
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Character Name:George Proteus
Appearance: (When taking the form of a human) Just over two feet tall and built like a swimmer, he has short white hair, pale yellowish skin and webbed feet.
Race/Species: shapeshifting merman
Origin/nation:Kingdom of Pasifktes
Background or Personality: More a businessman than a warrior, Proteus left his homeland (homesea?) in the Pacific during the Civil War. Over the decades he built a large business and became an important figure in the expatriate community.
What type of story are you interested in most OOC? I would like something with intrigue and with drama, especially that comes from the individual character's specific personality or motives. Also the possibility that it effects events in Pasifktes.
Are there any specific themes you want to explore with this character? Loyalty and what it means.


Accepted Pasifiktes.

Welcome.
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Postby Bijoria » Tue May 14, 2019 4:20 pm

* Waits for the others to join in *


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Postby Rave Shentavo » Wed May 15, 2019 4:18 am

Otl?
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Postby Rave Shentavo » Wed May 15, 2019 6:41 am

Sure. Though time will be different as one day might take weeks to rp - depends on the pace.
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Postby Imperial Esplanade » Wed May 15, 2019 7:24 am

Hm, let me think about this one a little more. Currently debating between the "outsider" or "insider" character-track. Leaning toward the former, given its' lack-of-representation thus far.
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Postby Rave Shentavo » Wed May 15, 2019 7:24 am

Absolutely. Thank you for your interest. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Postby Phalanix » Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Guess it's a good thing I got the deletion email today, you're probably one of the few who could prod me back into these kinds of misadventures.

Character Name: Ander Hale
Appearance: A man easily in his mid 30s, short brown crew cut hair and pale skin with a lean athletic frame.
Race/Species: Augmented Human
Origin/nation: Phalanix
Background or Personality: A survivor and one who thrives under pressure Ander is the typical frontiersman you find in the Phalanixian wastes far from the sterile underground cities. Weathered and tempered by the harsh life he remains driven by the stories of old, of the brothers who led the country to greatness, their exploits (a certain school with a certain indent in a certain rooms floor comes to mind,) and the ever present desire they maintained to rebuild the nation to her former glory. Reconnecting with old allies is one of those steps in his mind although he has other reasons for being here.

What type of story are you interested in most OOC? Honestly I'm more interested in seeing what kind of misadventure we end up on and if our skills as writers have improved in the years since we last played. I want to see what new stories we can build of our shared history from the days of watching the forums go down at 1am from all our refreshing.
Are there any specific themes you want to explore with this character? Na not really, kinda in the lets see what happens mindset with this one, it's been a long time since I dipped my toes into forums so I don't want a ridged plan.
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