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Flohaland
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Postby Flohaland » Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:32 am

I have an idea for a RP, or series of them that take place in the Grand Duke's court. It would be very social. There are plenty of roles for foreigners to be involved at court: diplomats and visiting nobility are the obvious choices, but there is also the possibility of other roles, from immigrants seeking employment at court, advisors, spies, celebrities, wealthy investors etc.

There would be different events, for the characters to react to. They would be small scale and low stakes (at least to outsiders), but would provide drama and the opportunity for character development. I am a big believer in character arcs.
I am also interested in working with a co op on this.

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HRH Grandduke Ferdinand Albert II has no sons and two daughters. According to the house law, his brother Albert Maximilian is the next in line. . The Grand Duchy is a constitutional monarchy, but one that gives the monarch a large roll in the actual governing of the land. Ferdinand Albert II has taken mostly a hands off and back scenes role

Regarding the form of address, the Grand Duke is His Royal Highness and the rest of the family is Highness. This is usually reserved for formal settings or people who just met. Sir or Ma'am can also be used. Friends and family can use first names.

The capital is called Muenchenfurt am Floha. The Grand Ducal family live mostly in the Residence in the baroque Neustadt neighborhood. There are also a lot of villas and palaces there as well as the nearby Altstadt. The family also has some country estates. The Grand Duke is Lutheran, but his mother was catholic and his brother converted and became a priest.

Grand Ducal family:

Princess Louisa of Flohaland
24 years old and the oldest child of the current Grand Duke. Known for her seriousness, she is less popular as her younger sister, but less prone to scandal. In fact, she is criticized for being "too perfect." She has publicly stated several times that she is not disappointed in not being in line to inherit the throne. Many however think her mind could be changed, once the prospect becomes a possibility.

Princess Maximilia
Aged 17 is the youngest child of the Grand Duke. A typical second child, she often crosses the boundary on what is considered proper behavior for a princess. Some hope that she could become Grand Duchess as she is not only more liberal than her sister, but due to her youth, easier to control.

Prince Albert Maximilian

The Grand Duke's brother and heir presumptive. At 65 years of age he is 3 years younger than his brother. He has settled into his role as younger son, before it was considered likely that he would inherit. Actually the third son, his other brother Ludwig became a priest and renounced his rights. Albert Maximilian's popularity has varied a lot. As a young adult, he lived abroad and married a wealthy heiress. He returned to assist his brother in outing the fascists. Until a 15 years ago, he spent most of his time abroad. Now as the next in line to the throne, he works full time to support the Grand Duke in various functions. Albert Maximilian has a daughter. His son died in a tragic accident. He is rumored to have some illegitimate children, but nothing has been proven.

Prince Albert Maurice

The Grand Duke's cousin is 27 years old and third in line to the throne. He is being prepared to rule some day. His politics are unknown, but he is seen as youthful and more modern than his cousins. His Highness is an officer in the reserves and a member of the diplomatic corps.
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The Selkie
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Postby The Selkie » Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:43 am

This does sound interesting. When would it be?
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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New Visayan Islands
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Postby New Visayan Islands » Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:44 am

Vana Ptang: Good day!

I see you're new to the forums; I have removed your tag post and would like you to read and review the Rules moving forward.


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Flohaland
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Postby Flohaland » Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:53 am

The Selkie wrote:This does sound interesting. When would it be?


I will make an app and when at least 2 people are accepted it will start.

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A m e n r i a
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Postby A m e n r i a » Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:59 am

I'm a simple man. I see "character arcs" I want to join.
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Polish Prussian Commonwealth
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Postby Polish Prussian Commonwealth » Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:03 am

i am intrested.
very intrested.
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Awesome Imperium
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Postby Awesome Imperium » Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:43 am

Same tag for interest.

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New Doliandis
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Postby New Doliandis » Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:04 pm

I am interested as well and get a foot back into NSRP.

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Laka Strolistandiler
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Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:48 am

Very interested comrade

UCA- and SM- opposed. Semi-isolationist, pro-autarky but not against some international cooperation. People and the regime willing and ready to annihilate themselves and any aggressor. Counter force first strike nuclear policy. Ruled by very anti-democratic tomboy Queen Alexandria, with her head of government- First Minister Teilga and funny war crimes Fieldmarshall Von Ludendorff-II. Anti democratic but will not try to spread fascist ideas because why

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Dar Al-Badw
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Postby Dar Al-Badw » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:50 am

Extremely interested.
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Lux Pulchrae
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Postby Lux Pulchrae » Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:07 pm

I wouldn’t be uninterested

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Flohaland
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Postby Flohaland » Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:46 am

Sorry, I have been busy in RL.

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A m e n r i a
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Postby A m e n r i a » Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:25 am

Flohaland wrote:Sorry, I have been busy in RL.


No worries, man, good luck with whatever you're dealing with rn
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Flohaland
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Postby Flohaland » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:24 am

Ok, the app is up. It is important to know that the App information on the app is in part to tell the other players, what their characters should know.

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Flohaland
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Postby Flohaland » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:40 am

Character Name:Grandduke Ferdinand Albert II
Age: 69
Vocation: head of state
Appearance[/b]: Just tall enough to not to be short, his once mouse brown hair has greyed and the wrinkles on his face make him look older than he is. He has a small scar under his right eye, broad shoulders and impeccable posture. A little round in the belly, but not especially fat. Steel blue eyes.

Important Background Information: The Grand Duke is a monarchist and to some degree a traditionalist. When he first began his reign he ended the facist rule. Rule of law and the Rechtstaat are both important to him. Also his family is important to him. He has suffered tragedy late in life that took his two sons.

Role at Court:As the sovereign, he is the courts center, the sun around which the courtiers orbit.
Rumors:As a monarch, there have been perpetual rumors that he is having an affair. Recently there have been rumors that he is terminally ill.

What we should know about your nation: Flohaland is a constitutional monarchy, but not in the sense that the monarch is a figurehead. It is much more similar to the German Principalities before the German Revolution. It has, however, more democracy than any of them.
Nations Relations to Flohaland:
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A m e n r i a
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Postby A m e n r i a » Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:17 am

Would you rather have my character be a morally ambiguous lady who would more or less be tied to your nation by the end of the RP and or someone more, say, standalone and deserving of his/her own arc?

If it was the former, I might have an idea for a (former) Amenrian with possible connections to your king.
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Sinocentric Asian theocratic absolute monarchy. Set 28 years in the future. On-site factbooks are no longer canon.

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Flohaland
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Postby Flohaland » Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:17 am

A m e n r i a wrote:Would you rather have my character be a morally ambiguous lady who would more or less be tied to your nation by the end of the RP and or someone more, say, standalone and deserving of his/her own arc?

If it was the former, I might have an idea for a (former) Amenrian with possible connections to your king.


Wer hat die Wahl, hat die Qual

I am not sure which would be better, but it seems that you have a concrete idea for the former, so why don't you go with that.

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A m e n r i a
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Postby A m e n r i a » Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:31 am

Character Name: Michelle Miao (might be in Flohaland under the alias Catherine Luo, if you'd allow it)
Age: 25 (physically), 50 (real age)
Vocation: See role at court
Appearance: Jo Sojin with a few extra centimetres
Important Background Information:
  • Is a vampire (vampires from R1 can eat normal food and is okay under sunlight, just a little more susceptible to sunburns). Whether or not this detail is public in your world we can discuss further.
  • Is being hunted by different groups at the same time, including her own daughters. Is considered an outlaw in Amenria for different crimes.
  • She can more than handle on her own, should this RP escalate to fighting.
  • Is hiding in Flohaland because of aforementioned reasons and to collect funds for her personal projects, once she has enough money, she'd move on to the next world.
Role at Court: She might pose as a socialite or an advisor or a researcher. Whichever you think fits the narrative best.
Rumors: Those rumours about the king having an affair? Yea...
What we should know about your nation: besides what I display on my sig? The fact that Amenria is looking to establish relations with nations outside it's universe and may come knocking to Flohaland with a friendly attitude, which might jeopardize Michelle.
Nations Relations to Flohaland: Officially, none yet. We don't even know your nation exists. This may change in a while though.
RP Sample: check sig.

Note that if you feel she wouldn't fit in this particular RP I can always sign up with someone else.
The Empire of Amenria (亚洲帝国)

Sinocentric Asian theocratic absolute monarchy. Set 28 years in the future. On-site factbooks are no longer canon.

Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan | Wilujeng Poe Kamerdekaan | Happy Independence Day


Save yourselves from yourselves.

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Pan-Asiatic States
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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Pan-Asiatic States » Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:45 pm

Character Name: His Excellency, Jonah Siallagan
Age: 58
Vocation: Ambassador of the People's Federation of Pan-Asiatic States to the Grand Duchy of Flohaland
Appearance: A slim, grey-bearded Malay-looking middle-aged man who wears a black Western-style suit with a pin of the seal of the Asian Communist Party.
Important Background Information:
  • Ambassador Siallagan hails from Aceh, and represented several service-based recreational concerns to the State Development Directorate.
  • Committed to rendering greater duty to the Asian Communist Party, he joined the diplomatic cadre in 1999 and has worked as a tourism attaché to several European and some South American countries which the Pan-Asiatic States have close ties with.
  • The ambassador was transferred to Flohaland as a formal diplomatic ambassador based on his own written request to expand his own career experience.
Role at Court: Ambassador Siallagan has been tasked with normalizing relations with Flohaland and expanding mutual interests, particularly in trade, despite the differing ideologies between the Grand Duchy and the People's Federation. The Pan-Asiatic States believes both itself and Flohaland can work to the benefit of each others' peoples.
Rumors: Newspapers have been particularly harsh on the Ambassador. Is he here to spy on Flohaland on behalf of the Pan-Asiatic States government? Is he an illegal drugs smuggler? Is he an arms dealer? It could very well just be that the yellow press is not too fond of communists.
Nations Relations to Flohaland: Generally tolerated. This may change as you reveal more information about your country.
RP Sample: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=500012&p=38592810#p38592810
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Hanoverian Great Britain
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Postby Hanoverian Great Britain » Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:58 pm

Character Name: Lady Lily Brown
Age: 27
Vocation: General Secretary of the Labour Party, MP for Streatham
Appearance: Basically Lady Kitty Spencer
Important Background Information:
  • Is the eldest grandchild of Prince Charles II, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, and the eldest royal-born great grandchild of famed American actress, Hedy Lamarr.
  • Posesses a generally moderate to liberal character.
  • Is mostly interested in international humanitarianism and world affairs like her grandparents and parents.
  • Began involving herself in local politics by successfully becoming the Labour Party MP for Streatham in the 2019 election.
Role at Court: Socialite, and de-facto ambassador due to her generally extroverted personality
Rumors: As a young and aspiring politician, she is seen by some as a potential high-ranking government minister in the future, or even a Prime Minister at that. An another rumour is that while doing her international humanitarian work, she might have been involved in some shady or murky controversies pertaining to her work in Africa in particular

What we should know about your nation: Its the United Kingdom but with a huge chunk of land in what is today Lower Saxony in Germany
Nations Relations to Flohaland: Diplomatically lukewarm
RP Sample: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=478516&hilit=outsizing
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The King Isle
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Postby The King Isle » Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:15 am

Very interesting
Communist democratic nation
Capital city: Gloria
Largest city: Canton
King: Wilhelm Richard IV
Prime minister: David laponsin

Member of UCA, and NATO,
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Flohaland
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Postby Flohaland » Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:50 pm

A m e n r i a wrote:Character Name: Michelle Miao (might be in Flohaland under the alias Catherine Luo, if you'd allow it)
Age: 25 (physically), 50 (real age)
Vocation: See role at court
Appearance: Jo Sojin with a few extra centimetres
Important Background Information:
  • Is a vampire (vampires from R1 can eat normal food and is okay under sunlight, just a little more susceptible to sunburns). Whether or not this detail is public in your world we can discuss further.
  • Is being hunted by different groups at the same time, including her own daughters. Is considered an outlaw in Amenria for different crimes.
  • She can more than handle on her own, should this RP escalate to fighting.
  • Is hiding in Flohaland because of aforementioned reasons and to collect funds for her personal projects, once she has enough money, she'd move on to the next world.
Role at Court: She might pose as a socialite or an advisor or a researcher. Whichever you think fits the narrative best.
Rumors: Those rumours about the king having an affair? Yea...
What we should know about your nation: besides what I display on my sig? The fact that Amenria is looking to establish relations with nations outside it's universe and may come knocking to Flohaland with a friendly attitude, which might jeopardize Michelle.
Nations Relations to Flohaland: Officially, none yet. We don't even know your nation exists. This may change in a while though.
RP Sample: check sig.

Note that if you feel she wouldn't fit in this particular RP I can always sign up with someone else.


A fugitive vampire from another dimension, that was, unexpected. I think that we can make it work. She needs a backstory for her cover ID, specifically one that would get her into contact with the Grand Duke's family. What type of advisor would she be?

Pan-Asiatic States wrote:Character Name: His Excellency, Jonah Siallagan
Age: 58
Vocation: Ambassador of the People's Federation of Pan-Asiatic States to the Grand Duchy of Flohaland
Appearance: A slim, grey-bearded Malay-looking middle-aged man who wears a black Western-style suit with a pin of the seal of the Asian Communist Party.
Important Background Information:
  • Ambassador Siallagan hails from Aceh, and represented several service-based recreational concerns to the State Development Directorate.
  • Committed to rendering greater duty to the Asian Communist Party, he joined the diplomatic cadre in 1999 and has worked as a tourism attaché to several European and some South American countries which the Pan-Asiatic States have close ties with.
  • The ambassador was transferred to Flohaland as a formal diplomatic ambassador based on his own written request to expand his own career experience.
Role at Court: Ambassador Siallagan has been tasked with normalizing relations with Flohaland and expanding mutual interests, particularly in trade, despite the differing ideologies between the Grand Duchy and the People's Federation. The Pan-Asiatic States believes both itself and Flohaland can work to the benefit of each others' peoples.
Rumors: Newspapers have been particularly harsh on the Ambassador. Is he here to spy on Flohaland on behalf of the Pan-Asiatic States government? Is he an illegal drugs smuggler? Is he an arms dealer? It could very well just be that the yellow press is not too fond of communists.
Nations Relations to Flohaland: Generally tolerated. This may change as you reveal more information about your country.
RP Sample: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=500012&p=38592810#p38592810


I am wondering how your character would fit in the social situations, because as a communist, the members of the nobility would probably not trust him. Flohaland has relationships with communist countries, but they are typically strictly business.

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Exalted Inquellian State
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:13 pm

Does it have to be someone from our nation?
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Flohaland
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Founded: Jul 12, 2021
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Postby Flohaland » Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:50 am

Hanoverian Great Britain wrote:Character Name: Lady Lily Brown
Age: 27
Vocation: General Secretary of the Labour Party, MP for Streatham
Appearance: Basically Lady Kitty Spencer
Important Background Information:
  • Is the eldest grandchild of Prince Charles II, Duke of Clarence and Avondale.
  • Posesses a generally moderate to liberal character.
  • Is mostly interested in international humanitarianism and world affairs like her grandparents and parents.
  • Began involving herself in local politics by successfully becoming the Labour Party MP for Streatham in the 2019 election.
Role at Court: Socialite, and de-facto ambassador due to her generally extroverted personality
Rumors: As a young and aspiring politician, she is seen by some as a potential high-ranking government minister in the future, or even a Prime Minister at that. An another rumour is that while doing her international humanitarian work, she might have been involved in some shady or murky controversies pertaining to her work in Africa in particular

What we should know about your nation: Its the United Kingdom but with a huge chunk of land in what is today Lower Saxony in Germany
Nations Relations to Flohaland:
RP Sample: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=478516&hilit=outsizing


You forgot the relationship to Flohaland. Since part of your nation is in Germany, Flohaland probably isn't far away and they would probably have a cordial relationship and maybe even the ruling family are related to some degree.

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Flohaland
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Postby Flohaland » Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:51 am

Exalted Inquellian State wrote:Does it have to be someone from our nation?


There is no rule against it, but where would they be from?

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