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Now I've been thinking about doing another medieval role-play.

 

Our last one, discounting US's as it’s a story rather than an RP, ran out of steam after a few pages as no-one quite knew what was going on.

 

This time, it's going to have a proper beginning and an end. The middle is down to you lot, if any of you are interested.

 

What I've got in mind is an RP set from about 1294-1304, which ends with the defeat of the Holy Empire of Tagmatium as a major power in the region up until the 1900's.

 

As the story opens, the current Holy Emperor, Heraclius, has just bumped off his co-Emperor, Basilicus, and ends the period of the "Diarchy" which started when the two overthrew Valentinian II and ended a period of waning Imperial power.

 

All now seems well, as Tagmatium appears to have shaken off its decline and is once again entering a golden age. However, enemies are gathering on its frontiers. A nomadic people, the Skiithicoi, have been united by a strong ruler, Kagan Barjik and they begin to look towards the Holy Empire as a target for plunder and expansion of their territory. The Empire is strong enough as it stands, but Heraclius has made many enemies within his realm due harsh rule and occasional brutal act, typified by his murder of his colleague, to which he thought no-one suspected that it was anything more than an accident.

 

Any takers?

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Hmmm, this was one of my ideas...

 

I'm not sure whether it'd be better to do it myself, ? la the Tamurin Civil Wars, as it would be easier to "steer" the RP in the correct direction, less chance of it wandering off on a tangent. Plus I would like to RP as something different.

 

BUT, it may constrain other people's entry into the RP.

 

I'm hoping it all gets sorted out in this thread.

 

EDIT: How about something like Europa's own Volkswanderung? So long as Tagmatium gets defeated and ground into the dust, and it's nice and controlled rather than chaotic, that maybe nice. Allows more people as "barbarians". tongue.gif

 

Several tribes migrating south/east/west etc, and they encounter a resurgent Tagmatium, defeat it partly through strength of arms and partly through Imperial traitors, and then march onto other nations, although that might be best kept to a second, subsequent RP, with this one setting the backdrop.

 

Tagmatium will live on, although as a small vassal state tributary to an occupying barbarian force.

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Yeah, i'll join in, but it will be long before the formation of the Empire of Adaptus, Kingdom of Adaptus, or anyother name it has went by. This will be when Adaptus was nothing more than 5 diffrent areas, before they were formed as one, so i'd be RPing as The Imperian Empire, the strongest of the 5 regions. It is a very Russian Themed state.

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I'll take part too. I have cut and pasted the description I wrote of the Akiiryan tribes in the last medieval rp into the SPA fact book. I don't see the tribes being much different earlier on (accept they lack towns and the hill tribes/coastal tribes probably don't exist...I need to think about that a little).

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I was talking about the one we did before yours, which can be seen here: link. It ran out of steam due to lack of aims, objectives and any OOC planning.

 

I was discounting your's in the first post tongue.gif

 

EDIT: Needed key words to make sence.

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I'm unsure as to how to get involved, other than repeating a ship based force... which is kind of unoriginal

In this age your people may still be migrating from the North to the South. Or, is it possible, as traders they have contact with Tagamatium (although long distance open seas voyages at this time would be, well, highly dangerous)?

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I don't see the tribes being much different earlier on

That was from the 1000's, whilst this is roughly 300 years later.

 

@Ide: You don't have to have a military presence. You could have a diplomat at the court of Tagmatium who plots against Heraclius because he could be doing something like encouraging trade with a different nation, rather than Ide Jima. Say, for example, Ide Jima was the biggest silk trader in Europa at the time, and Tagmatium one of its best customers, and the Holy Empire either begins to trade with another silk producing nation or manufacture the material itself. Ide Jima knows this, and tries to stop this by persuading a rival of Heraclius to rebel, using the considerable purse of Ide Jima to help matters run smoothly. If this rebel does take over, he would then be honour-bound to only go to Ide Jima for silk.

 

Or something like that.

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What I've got in mind is an RP set from about 1294-1304, which ends with the defeat of the Holy Empire of Tagmatium as a major power in the region up until the 1900's.

My national history for that part of time is still unwritten. However, I do have a list of empresses who date back beyond that, so I wouldn't have any problems with main characters. I'm in, if you'll have me.

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I made a list of Emperors with a line of what happened in their reigns during the summer last year during a moment of boredom.

 

Yeah, everyone's welcome, but as you can see there has been little attention. I suspect because this is one of the many things that hinges on the map situation.

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The sort of technology is going to be something like High Middle Ages, circa 1300, although some will have slightly different advancement to others.

Some general characteristics that could be interesting for this RP: knights, crusades, heretics, Hansaic league, Marco Polo, compas, first (European) uses of gunpowder, bookprinting.

 

More information at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Middle_Ages

Medieval technology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_technology

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I think this would be very interesting to get involved in, but how would Miiros be involved since I am very new and unknown to -modern- Europa.

 

The Free City would probably most resemble an Italian City-State at this time, profiting vastly from being a major port city on its then green and lush isle out in the sea. Perhaps Miirosi money can influence corrupt Tagmatium officials or the merchant princes can seek to damage your economy before a golden age can set in and Tagmatium can move in on trade markets.

 

A way to kind of eliminate Miiros from history after this episode would perhaps be a big viking or pirate raid on the Free City; this would explain its disappearance from history until recently. Or a tornado hit the city and moved it to Oz. >_>

 

Or I could just play another role such as pirates or barbarians; I'm open to anything really.

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Ooops, sorry for not noticing this sooner.

 

I'd be glad for you to take a role in this RP.

 

You can take a similar role to that of which I suggested to Ide, helping to explain the rapid collapse of the Empire at a time when it was apparently strongest.

 

If you want, this could be found out, and a mercenary or Imperial fleet could be dispatched and told to burn Miiros to the ground, or something.

 

The reason why this is taking so long to get off the ground, is that me and Akiiryu are trying to sort out details of the invasions, so that it is mutually acceptable.

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That was a long time ago, so I can probably accept a really cool sacking of Miiros. I was mostly being dramatic before. =P We can sack the city as long as it's done proper and in a fashion that's enough to scare Miiros into isolationism for seven centuries. Remember, there were no such thing as war crimes back then and if there were then it was just hard to report them without pesky peacekeepers observing everything! So, is there a rough start date set for all of this or are you still hammering out details?

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