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The Frozen Forest
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Love is Wyrd (OOC) (Open) (Courting)

Postby The Frozen Forest » Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:42 pm

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You are a Monarch, or a Dictator, a President or a Prime Minister. A lowly Noble or the child of a pedigreed line of Kings. It doesn't matter, irregardless of your rank and status you have received a peculiar letter. At first glance it isn't much, just a regular piece of mail apart from a important looking seal and a small inscription with your name on it. Still it was brought to you with some haste, perhaps now would be a good time to read it?

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Addressing all Foreign Heads of State, Nobility or otherwise Interesting Individuals. Presuming you are the named recipient of this particular letter you have been chosen as someone of great importance in their respective homeland and of some interest to the Kingdom of The Frozen Forest. I write to you on behalf of my government and His Majesty, King Ivan of the House Bjork. Our monarchy has existed for more than a thousand years and throughout the centuries we have endured many distasteful situations. The subject of this letter is born of such a distasteful situation as was the death of His Majesty King Alvor of the House Bjork some time ago. When King Alvor died he left his son Ivan to take the throne and while Ivan has proven a capable and adept King, he is still unmarried and without issue, as is his brother the Crown Prince Ari. Such a situation is intolerable and must be remedied.

Former attempts to match His Majesty with a bride have failed and so comes this letter into your hands. His Majesty invites both foreign and domestic suitors to the renowned village of Norotunga for a week of festivities. Residing deep in The Northern Territories and nestled among a sprawling wintry forest year-round, Norotunga is famous as a love-destination for the rich, powerful and well connected. Suitors will be able to enjoy access to prime skiing, snowboarding and sledding locations among other entertaining events such as the annual Yule Festival which is concluded the crowning of a "Snow Queen." The Kingdom of The Frozen Forest will pay for all food, lodging and travel expenses for attending suitors.

Suitors will lodge either in the home of one of the local villagers or in the Froststag Inn. The Norotunga villagers are well regarded for their hospitality and openness to non-residents; alternatively the storied Froststag Inn has opened it's doors to non-natives, allowing a rare once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for suitors to spend time in the very halls that once also lodged King Ragnar III, King Thorold "Stonetooth" and Chief Ulfric "Barefoot." Suitors should expect to taste traditional Forestrian Norse dishes including reindeer stew, reindeer steak, hreindyriinnoþ, pickled arctic char, carp, venison and more. Temperatures in the Norotunga Valley vary considerably based on elevation and so suitors should bring adequate winter clothing expected for subarctic temperatures, though such clothes may be provided by The Royal Family if a suitor cannot or does not bring their own. Transportation into the Norotunga Valley is done exclusively via boxed ski lift. After arriving in the valley suitors will be taken via carriage to the village of Norotunga where they can check into their lodgings.

While some may find these events disinteresting, I assure you that the ramifications of these following days will echo through the world and have many benefits for the family and nation of birth of our future Queen. His Majesty will select a suitor and should they accept, the marriage ceremony will be conducted in The Frozen Forest at a later date. We will cover all costs and will also conduct the ceremony according to Frozen Forestrian customs. If you should happen to have sisters or daughters with which you would like to find a honorable husband, or you want to secure an alliance with our nation, take this as an opportunity.

Cordially
Foreign Minister Agan Iverson


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King Ivan Bjork
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Ivan was born on March 3rd, 1990 in The Royal Palace within the capital city of Truvaria. He is thirty one years old and heterosexual, though unmarried. He is the firstborn son of King Alvor Bjork and Queen Charlotte Bjork and is the reigning King of The Frozen Forest. His pedigree is extensive and can be traced back almost seven hundred years, following every King from the founding of the Kingdom to the current day. He is the older brother to Prince Ari and Queen Freja Krueger of Camelone. He is the uncle of Prince Ludwig and Princess Ailish of Camelone.

King Ivan is a practicing Forestrian Catholic and is a military veteran, having served in The Frozen Forestrian Navy and Army between the years of 2007 and 2012. He is an egalitarianist and believes that both males and females should have equal opportunity in The Frozen Forest and abroad to do well in their jobs. Additionally he is a Monarchist and believes in the concept of the Divine Right of Kings. He has been a strong enemy of The Frozen Forestrian Communist Party since the age of eight and has supported various pro-military and pro-monarchist policies since taking power. King Ivan has recently purged his Royal Guard on account of corruption and incompetence.

When he was younger he was involved in horseback riding, dueling and mountain climbing. He has competed in two horse races unofficially and did well in both. He has been fencing from a young age and is a protege of the late Bernoli Carzett, one of the most talented duelists in The Frozen Forest. Fencing has proven a stable hobby even with his duties as King keeping him busy.

King Ivan's younger brother Crown Prince Ari is a notable figure in The Frozen Forest. On account of Ivan's inability thus far to find a bride, Crown Prince Ari has exploited the situation in order to build political backing for himself as a claimant. King Ivan and Crown Prince Ari are engaged in a power struggle where neither side has managed to gain a foothold.
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Norotunga Valley
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Once upon a time there were two mice whose burrows stood across from one another. Every day the first mouse would wake up, collect his seeds and return home. Every night he would peer out of his burrow to the burrow across the way, hoping that the other mouse would come to see him. He thought to himself "I'm such a smart mouse, I would be a perfect husband so why doesn't she come to see me?"

The second mouse would wake up every evening and go out to collect her seeds before returning home. Every night she would peer out of her burrow to the burrow across the way, hoping that the other mouse would come to see her. She thought to herself "I'm such a pretty mouse, I would be a perfect wife so why doesn't he come to see me?" This went on for quite some time until one day the second mouse went a little too far from the burrow. She was lost until she found her way to the top of the mountain and realized that she had come so far. She looked up at the sky and across raced a star as bright as the day. The second mouse squeaked so loud that the first mouse heard the second. The first mouse was alarmed and so jolted out of his burrow and up the mountain as fast as he could go.

When he reached the top he saw the second mouse looking up and so looked up himself. "Wow, it's as bright as the sun" said the first mouse. "It's as bright as you are witty" said the second mouse absentmindedly before realizing what she had done. Embarrassed the second mouse pipped in "It's very pretty though!" The first mouse was surprised to hear that the second thought he was witty and twitched his whisker. The first mouse took a breath and summoned his courage "It's only half as pretty as you are" said the first mouse. The second mouse twitched her tail and looked at the first mouse surprised. "It's awfully cold, won't you join me?" And the first mouse did join her and together they watched the shining star in the sky.

Norotunga!

The Norotunga Valley is located in the far north of The Frozen Forest in a region known as "The Northern Territories" or "The North." It was first inhabited by the local scraelings who worshiped a deity of beauty and fertility known as Minowis. These scraelings known as "Minowati" lived a life of hunting, gathering and reindeer herding which sustained them in the valley. Protected on all sides and with only a few known entrances into the sheltered land, the first Forestrian Norse did not enter the Norotunga Valley until 1380 and did not establish any permanent villages until 1470. The Forestrian-Minowati War drove the majority of the Minowati into the far eastern section of the valley where they remain to this day, separated from the Forestrian Norse by a frozen river. This area of land is known as the Minowati Reservation and is off-limits to non-authorized visitors.

The Norotunga Valley's climate is generally classified as subarctic with temperatures at the highest elevations reaching as low as -50°Fahrenheit. As one descends the mountain peaks temperatures grow gradually warmer and at the lowest point reach 75-80° Fahrenheit. The Norotunga Valley is notable for being completely surrounded by high, unclimable mountains that insulate the valley from the rest of the outside world. Snow is abundant and light snowstorms are common. There are several large forests within the valley which are made up of different varieties of trees. Beneath the Norotunga Valley is an expansive cave system only recently discovered by Frozen Forestrian cave divers.

The local fauna of the Norotunga Valley consists of many species which are believed to have entered the valley at a time when some mountain passes were not closed by snowfall. These species include Forestrian Reindeer, Forestrian Whitetail Deer, Minowati Snow Hare, Forestrian Moose, Forestrian Polar Bears, Forestrian Brown Bears, Arctic lemmings, Arctic shrews, Forestrian Arctic Camels, Forestrian Arctic Snow Lions and more.

The Norotunga Valley is regarded as one of the most romantic locations in The Frozen Forest on account of it's hospitable population, relatively non-severe but beautiful snowstorms, pristine nature, isolation from the outside world and traditions and legends dating back centuries. Three prior Kings fell in love while visiting the Norotunga Valley and so it has earned the nickname "The Valley of Roses" despite the lack of roses present in the valley.

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[u]Name[/u]:
[u]Title(s)[/u]:
[u]Nationality[/u]:
[u]House/Family[/u]:
[u]Family Crest[/u]:
[u]Place of Birth[/u]:

[u]Age[/u]:
[u]Religion[/u]:
[u]Languages Spoken[/u]:
[u]Travel of Note[/u]:
[u]Personality[/u]:
[u]Likes[/u]:
[u]Dislikes[/u]:
[u]Fears[/u]:
[u]Allergies[/u]: (N/A if none)
[u]Bio[/u]:

[u]What will you be bringing with you[/u]: (Weapons are forbidden)
[u]What gift will you be presenting to the King[/u]: (While a gift isn't required it is recommended as a way of demonstrating prestige or wealth)
[u]Lodging[/u]: (Village or Inn)
[u]Miscellaneous Information[/u]: [/box]


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Guest List

Those In Attendence
Princess Kiana of The Lunar Kingdom (TFF)
Amir Tasha of the Ivasyan Sultanate (TFF)
Emira Sasah of Taiz Guo (TFF)
Earlyna Gwendolyn Hyldretha Cildrahurs-Réocanwic of Ísburg
Basilopoúla Helena Palaiologina of Rhomania
Chieftess Sartana of Ninakatari
Princess Marihime Ingansu of the Ingansu-Family
Quinn Fiacais of the Tribe of Wicklow
Elizaveta von Sassnitz of The House von Sassnitz
Catherine Donoghue-Marning
Princess Astrid Nerissa Reynholm-Cärrino of Brettenwald
Viscountess Kædhnè ac’Thonnūfshœh-Márnínckhe of Thirastia
Le'elt Akosua Tewodros of Ethiopia
Baroness Hanbyeol of Amenria
Princess Anne Dorothy Samantha Diane Brisdor of Phibeta
Princess Amalsuintha Siculo of Gothian Crimea
General Lillian Alexandra MacDuff
Captain Bedric Kin-Ashwin
Lady Stefania Skarbek Tatra
First Princess Ariadna Isabella Da Mervay of Mervay
Governor Damian Alexander Jose Rizal III
Mystikos Anna María Biorkopoulina


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>The OP's word is Law
>Humanoids Only (All techs are acceptable)
>Anime Styled Pictures (Anime, Manga, Paintings or drawings can be used for "Appearance." I'm going to say no to actual photographs of people, simply because it looks strange compared to Ivan's photo. Descriptions are acceptable though not preferable)
>At least one paragraphs per post (five lines)
>Grammar is important.
>You may apply with several characters
>Common NS Rules Apply

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Postby Aionios Rhomania » Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:54 pm

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Name: Helena Palaiologina (Full Name: Helena Kaisarina Laskarina Palaiologina)
Title(s): Porphyrogeneta (Born in the Purple, 3rd in line of succession)
Basilopoúla (Princess)
Kaisarina (Female form of Kaiser)
Kyriatate (Honorable Lady)
Sebastokratorissa (Female form of "Venerable Ruler/One)
Nationality: Roman (Rhōmaîos)
House/Family: Palaiologos
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Place of Birth: Purple Chamber of the Imperial Palace, Constantinople

Age: 24 (born 1998)
Religion: Orthodox Christianity
Languages Spoken: Romaic (Greek), English, Some Italian and French, recently a bit of Forestian Norse
Travel of Note: All of Rhomania, Paris, London, Vijayanagara, Kyoto, Istanbul (Turkey South America), Gondar (Ethiopia)
Personality: Inquisitive
Polite
Proud
Gregarious
(May Infrequently be Arrogant or condescending depending on situation)
Likes: Coffee
Tzykanion (Polo, Participates)
Bála (Rugby, Observes)
Physical Activities (Swimming, Jogging, Cycling, Horseback Riding)
Reading (Owns an entire library)
Writing
Painting
Orchestra
Plays
Italian Food
Video Games (Likes anything that challenges her mentally rather than reflexively, such as simulation games)
Dislikes: Tea
Most Combat Sports (Although she shows interest in at least watching Greek style fencing which is considered more refined than the more brutal Pankration)
Perfidy
Incompetence
Two-faced people
Anything that could be construed as being Barbaric
People who think they know better
Being disrespected
Braggarts
Fears: Not living up to her station as an Imperial Princess (Failure)
Closed Spaces
Snakes
Heights
Being Alone
Allergies: Some grasses
Bio: Helena Palaiologina was born in March 15, 1998 in the Purple Chamber of the Imperial Palace, daughter to Constantine XV and Euphemia Laskarina. Helena is 24 years old, and is the third child of her parents, her twin brothers being born in 1995, she is third in line to the throne (The order of succession having been decided by who came first between her brothers.) Helena's family pedigree is extensive, being a member of the longest reigning dynasty in the Roman Empire, having gone as far back as 1261. This is to say nothing of her national prestige itself, with Rhomania's history dating as far back as 753 BC (And Greek specific history dating back even further). Much like the majority of Romans, she is a practicing Orthodox Christian, although she isn't particularly zealous, and sympathizes with people of other faiths.

Helena attended the University of Constantinople where she earned her Diploma, although she has shown no interest in partaking in the bureaucracy. Helena like most of her family is deeply entrenched in the Caesarian ideology, which promotes a strong linking of the Emperor with the people of Rhomania at the disadvantage of the aristocracy and church, which has sometimes seen the title of emperor referred to as "a quasi presidency". Like most Romans she is an avid coffee drinker, and enjoys eating Italian food, she enjoys the fine arts and even enjoys writing and painting, but she is also physically active. Helena is both a fan and player of Tzykanion, which mean she is also a great horsewoman, although she doesn't play the sport she is also a fan of Bála; Helena is not a fan of combat sports, but while she may dislike something like Pankration, she shows interest in Greek style fencing, which is seen as a refined competition of skill with a linage literally traced to combat manuals issued to armies in the 15th to 16th centuries.

Helena may enjoy being physical such as jogging or swimming, but she also enjoys the more sedentary activities, with her primary hobby being ready, to which she has a libraries worth of material to read from. Being a woman of the 21st century she has also taken an interest in video games, although these activities are not as frequent and are more focused on simulations or strategy rather than anything less "sophisticated." Like many Romans, while she isn't privy to say it out loud, she is deeply skeptical of foreigners, and sees certain behaviors as "barbaric", not being a particular fan of braggarts, deceivers, or people who think they know more about something than they really do. Helena is proud, not just of herself but of her family legacy and of her country, although this has led her to have fears of inadequacy, fearing that she may fail to live up to these high standards. Perhaps as a part of this she fears being alone and has taken a proactive step in being friendly to new people, always willing to learn new things.

What will you be bringing with you: Most things will be carried by her attendant, things like a phone, perfumes, hand wash, minor things all considered.
What gift will you be presenting to the King: Helena will present to King Ivan a golden wreath, in the event that his majesty chooses to wed Helena (And assuming it's politically viable of course), and if he so wish, he may use this to ask for a crown specifically made for him. She will further gift him silks for him to wear and hand out to his loyal subjects, among them will be a silk scarf and cloak dyed purple (Although not quite the same shade used for the Emperor.) for Ivan personally; she will also gift him new jewels worthy of his status. Helena will also seek to present some automata (machines) for King Ivan to decorate his court with, having commissioned some in the shape of the Forestian national animal, may they entertain King Ivan's guest if even for the novelty of it. She will also have statue of Ivan carved in marble brought, if not available by the time of the courting than soon after, and a painting dedicated to Ivan made by herself.
Lodging: Inn
Miscellaneous Information:Will be guarded by members of the Athenatoi, who will be decorated with their signature Rhomphaia, along with pepper spray on hand. She will also have a female attendant named Maria Synadene come along with her, who will tend to her needs when required.


Will get to the Bio and anything additional in a bit, real excited to start a new!

I might even add another suitor this time.
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Postby Polish Prussian Commonwealth » Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:40 pm

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Name: Elizaveta von Sassnitz
Title(s): Previously she would be in line to inherit the title of Countess of Sassnitz, but strictly speaking none as nearly all of Prussia-Poland's "old nobility" were stripped of their titles by Krazus von Hohenzollern-Jagiellon in order to make way for his 'new nobility' of soldiers.
Nationality: Strictly speaking, Prussian-Polish; however, as the
House/Family: The House von Sassnitz.
Family Crest: N/A
Place of Birth: Truvaria

Age: 1992
Religion: Roman Catholic
Languages Spoken: A few scraps of Polish and German, taught to her by her family in preparation for their surely-inevitable return to Prussia-Poland. Frozen-Forestrian and English.
Travel of Note: His majesty should be aware that the Lady von Sassnitz spent time(unauthorized by her parents) in the colonies, working with various local charities and religious organizations to provide medical aid to the indigenous population, around the same time as his deployment to those same colonies.
Personality:
Likes:
Dislikes:
Fears: Loud cracks and booms terrify the Lady. With a great deal of self-control she can avoid complete breakdowns, but it will still not be a pleasant experience for her or anyone observing.
Allergies: (N/A if none)
Bio:

What will you be bringing with you: N/A
What gift will you be presenting to the King:
Lodging: (Village or Inn)
Miscellaneous Information:
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Postby Awesome Imperium » Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:08 pm

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Name: Julia Ivsilla Aestiva
Title(s): Emperess of the Imperium
Divi Fila Venus (Legacy of Venus)
Caesarina
Fila Romana (Girl of Rome)
Princeps
Imperator
Emperess of Indica
Emperess of Australia
Emperess of Malay
Empress of Victoria
Emperess of the Roman Empire
Emperess of Byzantium
Successor of Justinian
Successor of Julius
natus ex purpura
Commander in Cheif of the Imperial Armed forces
Princess of the Principate
Princes of Hellenia (Greece)
Praetor Imperialis (just some of the major titles :)
Nationality: Imperian[Roman]
House/Family: Aestivan (descended from the Julio Claudian Emperors and Julius Caesar himself.)
Family Crest: N/A (Golden Laural with SPQR or a laural with an elephant (caesars crest).
Place of Birth: Chamber of Purple, Imperial Palace Private Chambers.

Age: 24
Religion: Hellenism
Languages Spoken: English, Latin, Greek, French, Hindi, Filipino, Scraps of Afrikans, Indonesian, German, Russian and Persian. (Required to learn 11 out of the 31 official languages of the Imperium.
Travel of Note: Flight from Imperia city to Constantinople to Rome then from Ravenna to The kingdom of the frozen forest.
Personality: Kind and understanding but can be ruthless and inquisitive if needed to be.
Likes:
Tea
Animals (All Animals accept beetles, some very ugly insects (Likes ants wasps, and bees though) and arachnids, especially arachnids.)
Dimachari and Knife fighting practice
Political, Geopolitical, strategy, and War based games (board and video)
Reading
Instrumentals and classical music
Asian food
Dancing
Swordfighting
Dislikes:
Shrewd ness
Disrespect Incompetence
Threats to Imperial Power
Fears:
Spiders
Scorpions
Heights
Horror movies
Being Alone in the Dark
Not being able to continue the Imperial legacy and uphold her responsibilities and the Princess of the Principate and Emperess of the Imperium.
Allergies: (N/A if none) N/A
Bio:

What will you be bringing with you: (Weapons are forbidden) The Emperesses 3 brothers, 48 Praetors (Leaders of the Imperial Praetorian guard and trusted advisors, 4 attendants, 30 Imperial aids and assistants
What gift will you be presenting to the King: (While a gift isn't required it is recommended as a way of demonstrating prestige or wealth)
The Emperess will gift the king a set of swords and knives from the major cultural regions of the empire to decorate his court with. He will also receive a Gold encrusted laurel wreath along with a Crimson cloak (Crimson is for consuls and kings Purple reserved for the Emperess, Praetors, and Imperial Family (rank differences in the Imperium.) Jewels, Treasures from across the empire, and a collection of the Finest Porcelain, Silks, Spices, and Jade.
Lodging: (Village or Inn) Inn
Miscellaneous Information:


May add bio later.
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Postby Brettenwald » Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:01 pm

Tag. Third branch of the family is on hold until my brain starts working, but I'll probably brainstorm in our DM with HSE and PPC at some point soon.
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Postby The Frozen Forest » Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:46 am

Aionios Rhomania wrote:Happy to see the thread up Forest!

Just letting you know I see it and I'm working on the post, just curious, whats the reserved post for?


Just whatever I need it for, anything I may way to keep separate from the main OP. Right now I'm working on three suitors from the colonies as competition for y'alls suitors.
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Postby The Selkie » Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:55 am

Good morning, TFF,
So, as Amina shot herself out of the competition last time around, I'm thinking about who to throw at Ivan this time around. I'm currently debating with myself who to send instead, but...
The Frozen Forest wrote:[...]
Rules:
>The OP's word is Law
>Humanoids Only (All techs are acceptable)
[...]

...please don't tempt me. ; )

mfg,
Selks

(P.S.: Underlining by me for emphasis.)
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My people are called the Selkie, the nation is usually called the Free Lands in MT-settings. Thanks.

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Postby The Frozen Forest » Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:29 am

The Selkie wrote:Good morning, TFF,
So, as Amina shot herself out of the competition last time around, I'm thinking about who to throw at Ivan this time around. I'm currently debating with myself who to send instead, but...
The Frozen Forest wrote:[...]
Rules:
>The OP's word is Law
>Humanoids Only (All techs are acceptable)
[...]

...please don't tempt me. ; )

mfg,
Selks

(P.S.: Underlining by me for emphasis.)

I have all the faith in you not to abuse that Selks, and I look forwards to your app :p
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Postby The Selkie » Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:39 am

The Frozen Forest wrote:I have all the faith in you not to abuse that Selks, and I look forwards to your app :p


Well, I'll try my very best! ; )
Btw, if I play people from different nations (Mari might reappear), would you terribly mind me playing them from one account? That'd be simply easier for logistics.
I play PT, MT and a bit FT. I am into character-RPs.
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Postby The Frozen Forest » Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:51 am

The Selkie wrote:
The Frozen Forest wrote:I have all the faith in you not to abuse that Selks, and I look forwards to your app :p


Well, I'll try my very best! ; )
Btw, if I play people from different nations (Mari might reappear), would you terribly mind me playing them from one account? That'd be simply easier for logistics.

I think it'd be pretty hypocritical of me to say you couldn't when I'll be using characters from my colonies under this nation. I'm totally fine with you using characters from multiple nations under your main account, feel free!
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Postby The Selkie » Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:01 am

The Frozen Forest wrote:
The Selkie wrote:
Well, I'll try my very best! ; )
Btw, if I play people from different nations (Mari might reappear), would you terribly mind me playing them from one account? That'd be simply easier for logistics.

I think it'd be pretty hypocritical of me to say you couldn't when I'll be using characters from my colonies under this nation. I'm totally fine with you using characters from multiple nations under your main account, feel free!


Thank you very much. Apps will be forthcoming once I decided on a few things. ; )
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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Name: Gwendolyn Hyldretha Cildrahurs-Réocanwic
Title(s): Lady, daughter of Duke Grythwald of Ísland, Earlyna of Ísburg
Nationality: Ealdracafolk
House/Family: Cildrahurs-Réocanwic
Family Crest: Light blue shield featuring a black raven with a sword in it's talons
Place of Birth: Réocanwic, Ísland, Ealdracaland

Age: 19
Religion: Cuthbertite Christian, Church of Ealdracaland
Languages Spoken: Ealdracafolk, English, Narbelik, Norwegian, Classical Norse
Travel of Note: Across the North Sea and Baltic along with traveling to East Asia on multiple occasions. Has made pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Personality: Gwendolyn is a charming and adventurous girl with a love for travel and getting to know people on a personal level. She can at first come across as a bit stiff and formal, but once she gets to know someone, she'll talk their ear off about all sorts of things. She is also caring and nurturing, spending much of her time looking after her younger brother and helping her father care for the young heir after the passing of her mother.
Likes: Travel, the northern lights, people, children, snow, animals (especially puffins), reading, painting and Chinese food
Dislikes: Disloyalty, rudeness, broccoli, Mondays, heat, being stuck at home
Fears: The unknown, witches and trolls
Allergies: N/A
Bio: Gwendolyn was born to Duke Grythwald and Duchess Hilda on November 28th, 2002. She was the firstborn of the Duke and spent her life living happily with her parents, becoming close with her mother. She had a rather normal childhood despite the luxury of being second cousins with the Eormencyne. Since her family ruled over a more rural part of the Eormencynedom, she was able to grow up more adventurous than many of her peers, preferring to explore the woods and play in the snow than go to fancy dinner parties. At the age of 14, her Isaac would be born, with her not only losing her title as heir of the duchy but also losing her mother who died of a disease following her brother's birth. Despite this, she never heals a grudge against her brother, instead rasing him like a mother. She came to adore her little brother and the two of them would travel the world with their father. Once reaching the age of 18, her father would bestow her with the small Earldom of Ísburg, allowing her to have a title of her own. Now, Gwendolyn is currently in university studying zoology in order to help with the conservation of Artic wildlife, especially puffins, which she keeps as pets.

What will you be bringing with you: Her purse, a few assorted sweets and her Puffin, Gimbus, if allowed.
What gift will you be presenting to the King: A handwritten poem, a few Ealdracan pastries she baked herself, a thread of golden twine.
Lodging: Village
Miscellaneous Information: She will always dance no matter what to any song by Bob Marley.
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Postby The Frozen Forest » Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:54 am

Ealdracaland wrote:SNIP


I would be insulted if Gwendolyn DIDN'T bring Gimbus. Accepted! Welcome to LiW, I hope you enjoy the RP.
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Postby Aionios Rhomania » Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:20 am

App is completed :)
Year: 1476 ♦ Status: Civil War ♦ Claimants: Porphyrogenitos Rhōmānós Palaiológos | Strategos Georgios Bryennios | Eidikos Michael Doukas ♦ Government: Bureaucratic Republican Absolute Monarchy

May 17th, 1476: Romanos ends his recruitment of mercenaries in Iberia and plots to sail to Genoa to gather more men, his Uncle-in-law Henry of Portugal helps finance Romanos in his quest to retake the Queen of Cities. Qara Qoyunlu finally begins attacking Demetrios all across the eastern borders, raiding into Armenia and even aiding the Mamluks who had recently taken Latakia; George Bryennios is forced to turn back to push back the Mamluks.

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Postby Awesome Imperium » Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:47 am

Hmm there’s two Roman empires in this ? Interesting most interesting >:)
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Postby The Selkie » Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:10 am

Awesome Imperium wrote:Hmm there’s two Roman empires in this ? Interesting most interesting >:)


Welcome to the NS-Multiverse. I hope you'll like your stay.

That being said, TFF - would a daughter of the family owning the most land and agricultural ventures in the Free Lands qualify as part of "Interesting Individuals" or do I have to bust out the High Priestess of the Goddess of Death, Destruction, Rebirth and Pudding? Or, alternatively, one of the Grand Captains of one of the Orders?
(Btw, special emphasis on the pudding.)
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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Postby The Frozen Forest » Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:20 pm

The Selkie wrote:
Awesome Imperium wrote:Hmm there’s two Roman empires in this ? Interesting most interesting >:)


Welcome to the NS-Multiverse. I hope you'll like your stay.

That being said, TFF - would a daughter of the family owning the most land and agricultural ventures in the Free Lands qualify as part of "Interesting Individuals" or do I have to bust out the High Priestess of the Goddess of Death, Destruction, Rebirth and Pudding? Or, alternatively, one of the Grand Captains of one of the Orders?
(Btw, special emphasis on the pudding.)

Prominent landowners/businessmen absolutely qualify as "Interesting Individuals." With that said so do Grand Captains and High Priestesses.
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Postby The Selkie » Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:26 pm

The Frozen Forest wrote:
The Selkie wrote:
Welcome to the NS-Multiverse. I hope you'll like your stay.

That being said, TFF - would a daughter of the family owning the most land and agricultural ventures in the Free Lands qualify as part of "Interesting Individuals" or do I have to bust out the High Priestess of the Goddess of Death, Destruction, Rebirth and Pudding? Or, alternatively, one of the Grand Captains of one of the Orders?
(Btw, special emphasis on the pudding.)

Prominent landowners/businessmen absolutely qualify as "Interesting Individuals." With that said so do Grand Captains and High Priestesses.


Agriculture Princess it is, then.
(The other were the reserve plans. ; ))
So far, I am at said Agriculture Princess, a Teressian Duchess and Mari (who's there for the nibbles at this point, I guess ; )).
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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Postby The Frozen Forest » Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:35 pm

The Selkie wrote:
The Frozen Forest wrote:Prominent landowners/businessmen absolutely qualify as "Interesting Individuals." With that said so do Grand Captains and High Priestesses.


Agriculture Princess it is, then.
(The other were the reserve plans. ; ))
So far, I am at said Agriculture Princess, a Teressian Duchess and Mari (who's there for the nibbles at this point, I guess ; )).

I don't imagine this agricultural princess has too much experience in the tundra and sub-arctic - I'm looking forwards to your apps!

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Postby The Selkie » Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:38 pm

The Frozen Forest wrote:
The Selkie wrote:
Agriculture Princess it is, then.
(The other were the reserve plans. ; ))
So far, I am at said Agriculture Princess, a Teressian Duchess and Mari (who's there for the nibbles at this point, I guess ; )).

I don't imagine this agricultural princess has too much experience in the tundra and sub-arctic - I'm looking forwards to your apps!
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She's a Selkie and a Mainland-Selkie at that.
From near a town called Tipa in a region called the Baille. It might not be tundra or sub-arctic, I give you that, but she knows, how to handle the cold.
I'd more worry about the Teressian Duchess, if I were you...
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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Postby The Frozen Forest » Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:34 pm

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Name: Crown Princess Kiana Marae Tarlaeris of the House Tarlaeris
Title(s): Crown Princess of the Lunar Kingdom, Duchess of Aaetheris
Nationality: Lunarian
House/Family: Tarlaeris / Tarlaeris
Family Crest: Image
Place of Birth: The Royal Palace, The Lunar Kingdom

Age: 26
Religion: Lunarian
Languages Spoken: Lunarian, Frozen Forestrian, English
Travel of Note: The Frozen Forest
Personality: Kiana is loyal to her family above anything else, especially her brother Garaemarys. She is known for her natural intelligence and can oftentimes be seen reading. Kiana is attentive to the people and things around her. She is hostile to others and is not quick to open up her heart. Due to her hostility Kiana is often viewed as overly formal or a narcissist and thus she hasn't made many friends.
Likes: Expensive Jewelry, Expensive Clothes, Expensive Food, Power, Books
Dislikes: The Common Folk, Dirt/Mud, Bugs, Animals, Physical Labor
Fears: Losing her position in the Royal Family, The Common Folk
Allergies: N/A
Bio: Kiana is the firstborn daughter of King Raenaerys Tarlaerys of The Lunar Kingdom. As a young girl Kiana was kept in the company of wetnurses rather than her mother, Queen Kiara. Kiana's world would be shaped by her Kingdom and families position as vassals to The Kingdom of The Frozen Forest. Kiana would learn three language as she grew older: Frozen Forestrian, English and Lunarian. She watched as her Kingdom's finances were wrecked by constant interference from their overlords, her family oftentimes struggling to afford basic necessities and luxuries expected of their position. When Kiana was 14 she was allowed to accompany her father on a rare visit to The Frozen Forest to pay homage to King Alvor. The opulence and splendor of The Frozen Forestrian court even in that time was incredible and Kiana realized just why her people couldn't free themselves from the Frozen Forestrians.

When Kiana turned 16 she formally moved from her place in the royal succession, going from next in line to second in line after her young brother Garaemarys. While her brother spent his time with her father to learn how to rule, Kiana was forced to spend time with her mother and learn how to act as a successful Queen. Under her mothers tutelage Kiana learned how to conceive and bear children (the theory of it anyways), etiquette (in as many situations as possible), how to hide her emotions successfully and how to speak publicly. Kiana took these lessons to heart though never expected to utilize them as a Queen in her own right. When Kiana was 19 her father Raenaerys died and her brother succeeded him as King. Whispers soon abounded in court that Kiana was to be married off to a local noble in order to secure her brother's power base though this turned out to be false - what her brother had planned for her was something far more grand.

"You will marry Crown Prince Ivan Bjork. Your children will be princes and princesses and will rule one day - they will look to you and you will guide them to free our Kingdom from Frozen Forestrian yolk." That was what her brother had told her and what she has prepared for since. Kiana knows what will happen if she fails to seduce King Ivan - marriage to a poor man or worse: exile. One way or another Kiana feels that she must succeed even if the competition is harsh.

What will you be bringing with you: Perfume, handkerchief, a sack of gold Lunarian coins, a few books and a makeup kit.
What gift will you be presenting to the King: A Golden Scepter
Lodging: Inn
Miscellaneous Information: N/A


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Postby Awesome Imperium » Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:20 pm

Could I send multiple people or just one character?
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Postby Awesome Imperium » Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:53 pm

I'm gonna add more titles and the bio as well as update some if the app stuff. Also btw if Julia is chosen she will still remain emperess of the Imperium as per law and tradition or there would be a bunch of revolts and riots.
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