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A gentle August breeze (MT, OOC, Sign Ups Closed)

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Rivienland
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A gentle August breeze (MT, OOC, Sign Ups Closed)

Postby Rivienland » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:16 pm

Dear Family, Friends, Countrymen and Visitors from Abroad,

We joyously invite you to our family's annual August Garden Party at Het Oranjerie Paleis, a few miles outside of Oldenzijl aan Zee in Horrndorp, Rivienland, on Saturday, the 8th of August, 2020. It will be a whole-afternoon affair, starting at 11am and finishing at 5pm. Formal Wear is requested, but national dress and uniform are also allowed. Children are allowed and must be supervised.

Throughout the day there shall be various activities, since the Paleis is located on the sea: dancing, swimming, yachting, and more. Food and drink, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, will be served all day. Since we are expecting a large attendance, including several VIPs, private security will be in attendance, and no personal bodyguards will be needed. Guests may either arrive by boat, and park at the docks, or by car.

As we begin to close out another wonderful summer, we hope to spend the last days of summer with you.

Sincerely,

Duke Cornelis Zuylen & Duchess Charlotte Zuylen

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Greetings! As I have not had a chance to RP with Rivienland in awhile, I decided why not now! This will be my first RP, and, with that in mind, I thought a low-key, high society party might be fun. Just some guests, a lot of wine and a lot of food. Since this is high society, please keep the guests to either politicians/gov. officials, socialites, the wealthy, etc. Otherwise, do as you please! Make friends, enemies or any plot you wish. Just, as it will say in the rules, no killing please. Since this is all new, I might need to limit applications just so you know.

On another note, I have revised Rivienland almost three times since my last RP, so if we have had any interactions please reach out and ask before bringing them up. In most cases, I am sure we can slightly edit the past to fit the modern Rivienland. With that, Rivienland has gone from an isolated, old tech country, to a modern constitutional monarchy with some flair.

As mentioned, the party IC begins on Aug 8th, but depending on the amount of apps, will begin OOC either on the 14th or 15th. Reach out if you have any questions or feedback. Hope everyone can join!

-No Godmodding, Metagaming or other stuff.
-Respect the other players and, if there are issues, discuss it here first.
-Remember that general forum rules still apply.
-As mentioned, no teams of bodyguards are needed.
-Any characters from Rivienland are controlled by me.
-Keep it PG-13.
-Bring all the characters you want, but please do a separate RSVP per char.
-Whether arriving by boat or car, please have your characters begin in the Main Garden.
-No killing. No exception.
-OP has the last word if things get out of hand.
-Have fun!


Hosts: Duke Cornelis Zuylen and Duchess Charlotte Zuylen
-Henriëtta Zuylen
-Gregorius Van Riviendorp
-Willem-Constantijn Van Riviendorp
-Ambroos Van Riviendorp
-Michiel van der Linden
-Aleida Muis
-Thijs Van Dijkstra
-Stijn Van Dijkstra
-Elizabeth van Coevorden
-Julian de Kuyper and Sara Bakker
-Jan Abspoel
-Roosmarijn Lyuten and Luuk Glas

Nora Cathlong of the Tribe of Cork of The Selkie
Gwen Banphrionsa of the Tribe of Cavan of The Selkie
Nolwenn Gluaisrothar of the Tribe of Wexford of The Selkie
Himiko Daidouji of Kuronami
Tomoyo Daidouji of Kuronami
King Solomon of Middle Barael
Marc Nuya of Middle Barael
Chloë Arborn of Middle Barael
Jimmy Kudo and Rachel Moore Kudo of Cartoonia
Frederika von Langeden of Brettenwald
Robert Padean Scougal and Iseabal Mairead MacIllÌosa of Folaisia
Sarasvatī Yīng-Guzhei and Tsuchan Yīng-Guzhei of Shwe Tu Colony




The Setting

For a brief overview of Het Oranjerie Paleis, it was a seaside palace built during the 18th century by the De Vos Family, founders of Vos Trade Company. Per the name, the estate was widely known for the construction of several, ornate orangeries which held an expansive collection of various fruit trees imported from across the world. Originally built in the Rivienlander Baroque architectural style, the estate suffered a catastrophic fire in 1901 which saw most of the main palace destroyed. Changing owners and bought by the Immerzeel Family in 1902, the family sought to rebuild the palace, but with a Renaissance Revival architectural style in mind. Finished in 1909, it is still considered one of the most beautiful palaces in the region.

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For the August Garden Party, several sections of the estate will be open to visitors:

The Main Garden: This shall been where most of the guests will reside, and where the dancing will take place. The Oldenzijl aan Zee Symfonieorkest (Oldenzijl aan Zee Symphony Orchestra) shall be playing all day the classics of Rivienland, and may take additional requests from guests. Otherwise, the scene shall be decorated by cocktail tables, various flower bouquets and the original 18th century fountain.

The Fruit Orchard: Due to the summer climate, the various fruit trees have been placed out in the Orchard area for viewing, or, if one wished, to eat. With over a hundred trees, anyone would be overwhelmed with the beauty and aroma of the area.

The Docks: This is where some guests may arrive, and where several small yachts and rowing boats are kept for the festivities.

The Great Room: Being the largest room of the palace, this is where others can withdrawal to if the summer sun is affecting them. Spacious but cozy, the room has various couches and seats for those looking for rest or privacy.
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The Selkie
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Postby The Selkie » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:03 pm

Good evening, Rivienland,
as we talked about before, I'm going to apply to this RP with a few people, who I have to dust off, to be honest, with how long I haven't used them in a RP (; )), as well as a fresh face.

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    The Free Lands of the Selkie.
Notes:
    None.
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RP Example:
    A Beach Feast, OOC and IC.


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Name:
Occupation:
    CEO of Gabha Blacksmiths Limited.
Appearance:
Country of Origin:
    The Free Lands of the Selkie.
Notes:
    None.
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RP Example:
    A Beach Feast, OOC and IC.


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Name:
Occupation:
    Company heiress and representative of Gabha Motorworks Limited, Student, Model.
Appearance:
Country of Origin:
    The Free Lands of the Selkie.
Notes:
    First time abroad in such a function.
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RP Example:
    A Beach Feast, OOC and IC.
I play PT, MT and a bit FT. I am into character-RPs.
My people are called the Selkie, the nation is usually called the Free Lands in MT-settings. Thanks.

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Rivienland
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Postby Rivienland » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:48 pm

The Selkie wrote:Snip

Approved, of course!

Nora, Gwen and Nolween might like to talk to either Prince Gregorius Van Riviendorp (President & CEO of the Grand Duke of Rivienland Foundation), Duke Cornelis Zuylen (Our host and the President & CEO of the Zuylen Holdings Corporation), or Julian de Kuyper (VP of International Acquisitions and Investments for the Zuylen Holdings Corporation). I am sure they could have some interesting discussions on business, if that is what they are looking to discuss.
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The Selkie
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Postby The Selkie » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:52 pm

Rivienland wrote:
The Selkie wrote:Snip

Approved, of course!

Nora, Gwen and Nolween might like to talk to either Prince Gregorius Van Riviendorp (President & CEO of the Grand Duke of Rivienland Foundation), Duke Cornelis Zuylen (Our host and the President & CEO of the Zuylen Holdings Corporation), or Julian de Kuyper (VP of International Acquisitions and Investments for the Zuylen Holdings Corporation). I am sure they could have some interesting discussions on business, if that is what they are looking to discuss.


Thank you!
As for the options, those sound very interesting indeed. I might take you up on one or two, though what exactly is the nature of the foundation and the holding the three of them are heading?
I play PT, MT and a bit FT. I am into character-RPs.
My people are called the Selkie, the nation is usually called the Free Lands in MT-settings. Thanks.

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Brettenwald
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Postby Brettenwald » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:15 pm

Tag. (Participation not guaranteed, I might be stretching myself a little thin lately with a lot of RP involvement so we'll see what happens.)
A decadent, capitalist, absolute-ish monarchy. The aristocracy desperately clings onto the good old days while everyone else looks to the future under a charismatic young ruler and a true emergence from decades of conservative paranoia and isolationism. Tech level: MT, current year: 2020. Factbooks are perpetually mid-retcon, so disregard any marked WIP. Using IRL geography until further notice since I'm too lazy to make something original. NS stats are not used, Autocracy policy is not canon, Theocracy is semi-canon.
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Reutoa
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Postby Reutoa » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:20 pm

Tag. I haven't done a role-play in a while, so this will be nice and refreshing if i do.
The Presidential Republic of Reutoa
19 year old Rockefeller Republican, College Student studying History to be a Teacher, Former Campaign Aide, aspiring pescatarian

WELD 2020
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Every post made before August 2020 is not canon for this Nation.

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Kuronami
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Postby Kuronami » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:40 pm

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Name: Himiko Daidouji
Occupation: Princess of the Amaterasu Domain of Kuronami
Appearance: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/46/e8/f0/46e8 ... 470197.jpg
Country of Origin: Kuronami
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RP Example: most recent work


RSVP

Name: Tomoyo Daidouji
Occupation: President of Piffle Company in Kuronami, Princess of the Domain
Appearance: https://i.imgur.com/aG3ZRtCl.png
Country of Origin: Kuronami
Notes: Twin sister of Himiko
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Middle Barael
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Postby Middle Barael » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:10 pm

This is my first time doing real normal RP (although my brother and I do like to our own version of RP with each of our nations). However, I’m excited to try.

RSVP

Name: King Solomon (The Kingship is an elected position, much like a president)
Occupation: elected King of Middle Barael (See above note)
Appearance: Slightly tan, brown hair, usually clean shaven (though he will grow a beard for the party), dark brown eyes, Mediterranean complexion, quite slim
Country of Origin: Middle Barael
Notes: He will be here for the entire party
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RP Example: N/A (this is my first time doing real RP


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Name: Prime Minister Marc Nuya
Occupation: Prime Minister
Appearance: Athletic build, dark brown to black hair, clean shaven, black eyes, stone-faced yet charming looking, looks similar to Justin Trudeau
Country of Origin: Middle Barael
Notes: He will only be here for part of the party, as he has to be back in our capital of Scania for an important vote tomorrow
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Name: Chloë Arborn
Occupation: Head of the Green Party of Middle Barael, Parliament Majority Leader (Different than Parliament Speaker)
Appearance: Long straight-ish dark brown hair, long pleasant face, big teeth, slightly tall, looks very similar to New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern
Country of Origin: Middle Barael
Notes: Can only be there for part of the party, as she too must be back in Scania by the morning
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Rivienland
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Postby Rivienland » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:32 pm

The Selkie wrote:Thank you!
As for the options, those sound very interesting indeed. I might take you up on one or two, though what exactly is the nature of the foundation and the holding the three of them are heading?

First, only Prince Gregorius is with the Foundation. Duke Cornelis and Julian are with the Zuylen Holdings Corporation. Second, the Foundation is simply a private corporation that manages and invests the private wealth of the Grand Duke, and by extension the entire Van Riviendorp Family. Third, the Zuylen Holdings Corporation is a general holding company, now overseen by Duke Zuylen following his father's untimely death. Their primary portfolio is mainly domestic investments, specifically in media, mining and shipping. Though, Julian's mission is to invest into more markets abroad.

Brettenwald wrote:Tag. (Participation not guaranteed, I might be stretching myself a little thin lately with a lot of RP involvement so we'll see what happens.)

I completely understand! I would be happy to see you here, but, if not, I will see you in Monaco!

Reutoa wrote:Tag. I haven't done a role-play in a while, so this will be nice and refreshing if i do.

I know how you feel. Either way, Reutoa is always welcomed!

Kuronami wrote:Snip

Accepted! Always happy to see you, Kuronami!

Middle Barael wrote:Snip

Accepted! We have all been there, and I am honored to host your first RP here. Just keep the rules in mind, and have a fun time, fellow Forestian!
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Middle Barael
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Postby Middle Barael » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:48 pm

Rivienland wrote:Accepted! We have all been there, and I am honored to host your first RP here. Just keep the rules in mind, and have a fun time, fellow Forestian!

Thanks! Will the RP actually be happening here in this forum, or is this forum purely for signups and you have another forum?

Edit: I forgot to mention, my characters are arriving via a small government-produced electric yacht, sailing from Cothon City, Middle Barael, to this castle in Rivienland.

Also, OOC, is the castle in your photo the real life Livadia Palace in Crimea?
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Anti: Environmental destruction, fossil fuels, Trump, Laissez-faire economy, communism, far-right, homophobia, “Pro-Life”, dictatorships, one/two-party systems, guns, Netanyahu, Israeli settlements/annexation, Hamas, Hezbollah, Jihadist terrorists, war, racism, anti-immigration, nationalism, fascism,
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Rivienland
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Postby Rivienland » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:27 pm

Middle Barael wrote:Thanks! Will the RP actually be happening here in this forum, or is this forum purely for signups and you have another forum?

Edit: I forgot to mention, my characters are arriving via a small government-produced electric yacht, sailing from Cothon City, Middle Barael, to this castle in Rivienland.

Also, OOC, is the castle in your photo the real life Livadia Palace in Crimea?

Hey!

So, this, the OOC thread, will be used for applications and communication between players if they have any questions, issues, or announcements. On the 14th or 15th, depending when I get to it, I will post the IC thread and announce it here. On the IC thread you can then post your characters arriving.

And, yes! It is the Livadia Palace in Crimea. I love that place, and I thought the white exterior might look beautiful on the coast of Rivienland.
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The Selkie
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Postby The Selkie » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:12 am

Rivienland wrote:
The Selkie wrote:Thank you!
As for the options, those sound very interesting indeed. I might take you up on one or two, though what exactly is the nature of the foundation and the holding the three of them are heading?

First, only Prince Gregorius is with the Foundation. Duke Cornelis and Julian are with the Zuylen Holdings Corporation. Second, the Foundation is simply a private corporation that manages and invests the private wealth of the Grand Duke, and by extension the entire Van Riviendorp Family. Third, the Zuylen Holdings Corporation is a general holding company, now overseen by Duke Zuylen following his father's untimely death. Their primary portfolio is mainly domestic investments, specifically in media, mining and shipping. Though, Julian's mission is to invest into more markets abroad.

[...]


Interesting. Very interesting. Julian can expect to be charmed out of his wits. ; )
Two small questions:
I plan, as usual, to have my people arrive in ethnic clothing, namely the Geansai. As it involves wearing fur of formerly living animals, the question now is, is there a law against wearing furs or are there cultural bans on it?
Second, I plan to have my people arrive via the Cineál-class Yacht Cineál in the next harbour and then have them make their way over via a car carried aboard, so that they can see a bit of the landscape. Of course, they'll start out in the Main Garden. Would that be okay with you?

Also, Hi, Kuronami!
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I play PT, MT and a bit FT. I am into character-RPs.
My people are called the Selkie, the nation is usually called the Free Lands in MT-settings. Thanks.

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Rivienland
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Postby Rivienland » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:36 am

The Selkie wrote:Interesting. Very interesting. Julian can expect to be charmed out of his wits. ; )
Two small questions:
I plan, as usual, to have my people arrive in ethnic clothing, namely the Geansai. As it involves wearing fur of formerly living animals, the question now is, is there a law against wearing furs or are there cultural bans on it?
Second, I plan to have my people arrive via the Cineál-class Yacht Cineál in the next harbour and then have them make their way over via a car carried aboard, so that they can see a bit of the landscape. Of course, they'll start out in the Main Garden. Would that be okay with you?

Also, Hi, Kuronami!


First, there is no laws on wearing furs or any cultural bans. Feel free to wear it! Second, yes, that sounds good. If they want, they can even dock at Oldenzijl aan Zee, the capital of the Stadtholderate of Horrndorp. Might provide an easier experience and a nice view of the seaside city.
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Middle Barael
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Postby Middle Barael » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:05 am

Rivienland wrote:
The Selkie wrote:Interesting. Very interesting. Julian can expect to be charmed out of his wits. ; )
Two small questions:
I plan, as usual, to have my people arrive in ethnic clothing, namely the Geansai. As it involves wearing fur of formerly living animals, the question now is, is there a law against wearing furs or are there cultural bans on it?
Second, I plan to have my people arrive via the Cineál-class Yacht Cineál in the next harbour and then have them make their way over via a car carried aboard, so that they can see a bit of the landscape. Of course, they'll start out in the Main Garden. Would that be okay with you?

Also, Hi, Kuronami!


First, there is no laws on wearing furs or any cultural bans. Feel free to wear it! Second, yes, that sounds good. If they want, they can even dock at Oldenzijl aan Zee, the capital of the Stadtholderate of Horrndorp. Might provide an easier experience and a nice view of the seaside city.

My guests shall do the same, except they will arrive in the port on their electric yacht (not a Cinéal), and they’ll drive to the palace in an electric car made by AFEA Barael’s Government Brand.
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Cartoonia
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Postby Cartoonia » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:35 pm

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Name: Jimmy Kudo
Occupation: Supreme Leader of Cartoonia
Appearance: Jimmy Kudo
Country of Origin: Cartoonia
Notes:
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RP Example:The most recent one


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Name: Rachel Moore Kudo
Occupation: Wife of Supreme Leader of Cartoonia
Appearance: Rachel Moore Kudo
Country of Origin: Cartoonia
Notes:
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RP Example: The most recent one
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Brettenwald
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Postby Brettenwald » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:47 pm

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Name: Frederika von Langeden
Occupation: Writer, teacher
Appearance:
Image

Country of Origin: Brettenwald
Notes:
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RP Example: Can't decide what specific thread to put here, so just click through my post history until you find something good enough.

I know a writer may not sound like the type of person who would normally come to an event like this, but Frederika's something of a celebrity among Brettenwald's younger artistic crowd and has connections in the aristocracy, so I figured it'd be fine. Also, I noticed some discussion about transportation, so she'll be arriving by car, just for the record.
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The Selkie
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Postby The Selkie » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:22 pm

Rivienland wrote:First, there is no laws on wearing furs or any cultural bans. Feel free to wear it! Second, yes, that sounds good. If they want, they can even dock at Oldenzijl aan Zee, the capital of the Stadtholderate of Horrndorp. Might provide an easier experience and a nice view of the seaside city.


That sounds very good. I'll take Oldenzijl aan Zee as the port of arrival. What does the area look like?
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I play PT, MT and a bit FT. I am into character-RPs.
My people are called the Selkie, the nation is usually called the Free Lands in MT-settings. Thanks.

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Rivienland
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Postby Rivienland » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:45 pm

Cartoonia wrote:Snip

Approved! Happy to host the Supreme Leader!

Brettenwald wrote:Snip

Approved! What kind of writing does Frederika do? Anything that might be known in Rivienland, or by any of our friends from abroad?

The Selkie wrote:That sounds very good. I'll take Oldenzijl aan Zee as the port of arrival. What does the area look like?

It is a smaller city, at about 16,000 Rivienlanders. Within Horrndorp, most of the area is know for being a vacation destination during the summer. In the city proper you will see a lot of buildings in the Rivienlander Baroque architectural style. With a large marina, there will be quite a few yachts out on the sea. Basically, our Selkie guests will see a very busy city with a bunch of seasonal tourists. As they leave the city limits, the suburbs will be dominated by various vacation residences, reflective of all social classes, and with all types of architectural styles, from traditional to ultra modern. Various resorts will also pop up from time to time.

Hope that helps!



Just a heads up I will update the guest list tomorrow!
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Brettenwald
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Postby Brettenwald » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:04 am

Rivienland wrote:Approved! What kind of writing does Frederika do? Anything that might be known in Rivienland, or by any of our friends from abroad?

She's currently 600+ pages into an 17th-century historical-fiction drama revolving around the court of Emperor Dietrijk II (think Louis XIV, but even more fabulously decadent/debauched) chock-full of sex, intrigue, murder, political scheming and, in one memorable sequence, the election of a horse to parliament, which is the third book in a series about the rise & fall & rise again of the Empire. Imagine Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series, but written on an epic George R.R. Martin scale. She also writes the Inspector Tamlin mystery/thriller series (currently on book 7 and counting), young adult fantasy, science fiction, satire, and has contributed to short story anthologies and several collections of essays & poetry. So, a little of everything. I wouldn't necessarily call her internationally recognized, but if you live in the Empire and follow the literary scene you've probably heard of her.
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Postby Folaisia » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:50 am

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Name: Robert Padean Scougal
Occupation: CEO of Bateson Medical
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Country of Origin: Folaisia
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Postby The Selkie » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:16 am

Rivienland wrote:[...]
It is a smaller city, at about 16,000 Rivienlanders. Within Horrndorp, most of the area is know for being a vacation destination during the summer. In the city proper you will see a lot of buildings in the Rivienlander Baroque architectural style. With a large marina, there will be quite a few yachts out on the sea. Basically, our Selkie guests will see a very busy city with a bunch of seasonal tourists. As they leave the city limits, the suburbs will be dominated by various vacation residences, reflective of all social classes, and with all types of architectural styles, from traditional to ultra modern. Various resorts will also pop up from time to time.

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Indeed it does. It will most likely remind them a lot of either Oea or of the Archipelago! ; )
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Postby Rivienland » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:24 pm

Brettenwald wrote:She's currently 600+ pages into an 17th-century historical-fiction drama revolving around the court of Emperor Dietrijk II (think Louis XIV, but even more fabulously decadent/debauched) chock-full of sex, intrigue, murder, political scheming and, in one memorable sequence, the election of a horse to parliament, which is the third book in a series about the rise & fall & rise again of the Empire. Imagine Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series, but written on an epic George R.R. Martin scale. She also writes the Inspector Tamlin mystery/thriller series (currently on book 7 and counting), young adult fantasy, science fiction, satire, contributions to short story anthologies, and several volumes of essays & poetry. So, a little of everything. I wouldn't necessarily call her internationally recognized, but if you live in the Empire and follow the literary scene you've probably heard of her.

Oh that is really cool! Honestly, even I would read that first book. I am sure, with the Hostess being an avid reader, there might be some connection. Also, one of the guests, a neighbor, is a history professor from the Visser College in Oldenzijl aan Zee. They might have some interesting chats.

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Approved! All the CEOs!

Is Bateson Medical a pharmaceutical company, or something else?



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Postby Folaisia » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:32 pm

Rivienland wrote:Approved! All the CEOs!

Is Bateson Medical a pharmaceutical company, or something else?


Thanks!

Bateson Medical's a biotech company.
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Postby Brettenwald » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:21 am

Rivienland wrote:
Brettenwald wrote:She's currently 600+ pages into an 17th-century historical-fiction drama revolving around the court of Emperor Dietrijk II (think Louis XIV, but even more fabulously decadent/debauched) chock-full of sex, intrigue, murder, political scheming and, in one memorable sequence, the election of a horse to parliament, which is the third book in a series about the rise & fall & rise again of the Empire. Imagine Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series, but written on an epic George R.R. Martin scale. She also writes the Inspector Tamlin mystery/thriller series (currently on book 7 and counting), young adult fantasy, science fiction, satire, contributions to short story anthologies, and several volumes of essays & poetry. So, a little of everything. I wouldn't necessarily call her internationally recognized, but if you live in the Empire and follow the literary scene you've probably heard of her.

Oh that is really cool! Honestly, even I would read that first book. I am sure, with the Hostess being an avid reader, there might be some connection. Also, one of the guests, a neighbor, is a history professor from the Visser College in Oldenzijl aan Zee. They might have some interesting chats.

I could put together a full bibliography if you like, as a reference for you and other players who decide their characters are familiar with her work.
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Postby Middle Barael » Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:08 pm

Brettenwald wrote:
Rivienland wrote:Oh that is really cool! Honestly, even I would read that first book. I am sure, with the Hostess being an avid reader, there might be some connection. Also, one of the guests, a neighbor, is a history professor from the Visser College in Oldenzijl aan Zee. They might have some interesting chats.

I could put together a full bibliography if you like, as a reference for you and other players who decide their characters are familiar with her work.

Though Marc Nuya, our prime minister and one of the guests at the party, does not read her books, his eldest daughter loves her books about the old royalty of Brettenwald, and is looking forward to the book on Dietrijk II. The PM, who will be at the party, is looking forward to meeting her, and hopes to get an autograph to surprise his daughter with. In addition, Chloë Arborn has read a short story from this author, as well as a few essays and poems, and though she may not be a superfan like the PM’s daughter is, she still found that short story and the poems to be very entertaining, and she found the essays to be most interesting, though she disagreed with a number of points in one of them.
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