So the OOC thread is here and I'm going to take my time here to explain exactly what I'd want to happen.
What is Ceris?
Ceris is the large island west of the island of Seylos and south of Derthalen. It's a complicated placed populated by a variety of nations and peoples. It's defining features are that of a poor and unstable place with frequent conflict between these nations. It is also home to the Ceriser culture, a rugged group of people formed long ago after Anglish, Alban, Cymrian, and Germanic cultures intertwined while settling the land. Below the surface, a forgotten threat has already begun to sink its teeth into the societies of Ceris.
Who Are the Sentists?
The Sentists were a radical cult formed over a year ago and made their appearance in the Dolch See Halloween RP. The nations of @Seylos, @Fulgistan, and Adaptus engaged with the mysterious seafaring pirates on the open ocean only for them to disappear again. The only thing known of their faith is that they greatly desire to send a message to their diety, whatever that message may be. They've already infested parts of Ceris and have started to sow chaos, though their involvement isn't strictly known just yet.
A Look at Ceris
Above I've numbered every territory that could make an appearance in RP's about Ceris. Of course not every one of them needs to make it into the RP or be mentioned at all, but their possibilities are there. I've assembled a Google Doc giving a brief description of each country and what it may be like at the onset of the RP. Click Here To Look At It
(For the moment ignore numbers 26-31. They are only there if we need them in the future)
How do I join? Won't this cause war with Seylos if I get involved?
The majority of the island is of the Ceriser culture, and while distantly related to the main Seylosian cultures, relations between Seylos and these Ceriser countries has been sour. So don't worry! Seylos isn't going to throw a fit (in the beginning at least) over your involvement.
As for how to get involved, you can get involved any way you see fit! With the exception of countries that have very xenophobic views almost all of them will accept help in whatever form from a country willing to offer it. These nations are on the brink of collapse and social upheaval and in general are very weak. Once your merry band of adventurers (no matter how big that group is ) gets into Ceris they will have free enough reign to move on with your bit in the story. Just don't forget you may get into conflict with another player's vision for that land.
How will the story progress?
Through myself. I will be making core story posts for Seylos's own adventure in Ceris and my posts will contain the major events that can effect everyone in the RP simultaneously. However don't let this slow you down, you can effect the world too without my posts.
So if you're interested or have any questions that I can clear up go ahead and make a post. This is a very open ended RP and it's a story we can all build together.
I was thinking about regional organisations. And the spectrum of sea-based nations came to mind. The working title is GIN: Group of Island Nations.
We could discuss common socio-economical topics challenges as economic development, trade and shipping, ecology, fishing, and much more. Because there'd probably be some shared problems and solutions there. Different from those other, land-based neighbours.
Leadership. From a practical point of view, perhaps rotating leadership role where the Secretary-General changes every 6 months.
Agenda. The Sec-Gen is responsible for organising a conference on 1 topic. That's not too much pressure to post. Look to the PIF for more RL inspiration. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Islands_Forum Or a similar RP organisation in Forest. https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=392607
Setting. Founding this somewhere in the 1970s would make sense. This would place it after the events taking place in The Law of the Sea (1959).
Off the top of my head, I'd ask these players if they're interested:
@Andalla ✅ @Asgeirria @Astriedan @Bulgenstaz ✅ @Gallambria ✅ @Kipan ✅ @Llalta ✅ @Little Flau @Miiros @Orioni ✅ @Oyus ✅ @Pallamara @Sancti Imperii Catholico ✅ @Selayar @Seylos ✅ @Sunset Sea Islands ✅ @Synturia I'll attach a quick poll to gauge the amount of interest. If there is >50% positive votes, this can be considered a viable idea and we move onto establishing further details.
As a reawakening nation within Europa/Eurth, although not a dead race, perhaps not as focused upon the region about them as they might have been. It has been some time since a visit was conducted within the Haru lands, be it for simple curiosity or ventures of trade and economy. Recent events, a war, a return of the old ways, the acknowledgement of old friends and perhaps old enemies, brings the slumbering beast from its reverie once more.
The Occident is in a different state then when the Empress first, and the Emperor that followed, had paid attention to it. A new emperor is about to be crowned, banners once more shall rustle in the breeze. Shall this be more of the same, or a different approach to the realm as it knows.