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Setting The Concrete Foundation of Oyus & Her Future


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Especially relevant mentions: @Salvia @Limonaia @Fulgistan

This upcoming November will mark my second year since joining here, with my activity having been on and off. It has long been my mission to set in stone my history which largely has been vague and left unwritten and mostly implied. I kind of want to put what I intend to change on here as well as what I hope to also do in the future with Oyus by making some of these revisions and requesting the potential for further revisions that are not as simple as changing the date a couple years or the like. Much of what I have changed has been discussed pretty well with those involved, however, in order to avoid any lack of transparency, I wanted to write what is being changed and has been discussed.

History

Previously my history was vaguely as follows

Tribes -> European-esque invaders -> Unified tribes -> invaders repelled -> peace for a little while -> Limonaians rent a port instead of invading -> Limonaians collapse with colonialism, port reintegrated -> Oyus becomes a democracy and fails -> democracy dissolved and creates current state

I've reworked this to be more sensible (personally) with some discussion with Salvia about this. As a result I have come up roughly with what follows, with input and collaboration needed from Limonaia before setting it in stone. I will preface by saying this is a brief point by point broad idea of what will later be elaborated upon and detailed. the purpose of this is to show the general idea intended to be conveyed.

  • Pre-Salvia -  A unified ancient civilization sort of deal - not necessarily too important to work out until the rest is.
  • Early 1570s  - Salvian merchants establish a trading post in modern day Costa Scura. Natives are welcoming of these newcomers, opening up trade.
  • Mid 1570s to 1589 - Trade is the nice way of putting it by this point as Salvian merchants actively exploit natives and missionaries attempt to forcibly convert causing grief. Conflict arises when the last straw is exhausted and Salvians are targeted. A prolonged engagement will occur for the next two decades, and recorded well enough until eventually scaring off the merchants and deterring others from bothering with Oyus until later on. 
  • 1589 to ???? - Until contact with the Limonaians, a new era dawns upon the Oyussard civilization. While in decline with the introduction of some diseases not seen beforehand, Oyussa is reformed from an enthused theocracy to a muted queendom. Some changes are made (to be determined) 

  • ???? - Contact with Limonaia. Limonaians land and offer an olive branch having learned from the mistakes of the Salvians. Over time they keep their distance, at times there being small conflicts between the two but ultimately never getting out of hand as both sides resolved their differences for the better. Through this period, there was trade and Oyussard civilization slowly modernized while maintaining a degree of cultural independence. 

  • 1902 - The outbreak of civil war in Limonaia enables far right radicals to call for the dispersal of Limonaian officials and the gradual reintegration of the community in Costa Scura into the Oyussa Queendom.

    1924 - Tensions in Oyussa erupt when the royal family is killed off via assassination. What could have turned into a civil war was saved by the aristocracy “giving the people a voice”. Aristocrats found the Democratic Republic of Oyus.

  • 1925 - 1946 - The Democratic Republic is rife with corruption throughout this period, gamed by the aristocrats clearly showing that no one could ever know if they trust someone who claimed to be for the people. Illiteracy began to rise during this period.

  • 1945 - The Sudden Dissolution occurs. As tensions rose within Oyus once more, many factions had formed against the aristocrats’ sham republic. In the end though, it would be Yulaa Lam who would rise above them all promising the restoration of an old order with a reformed twist. Winning favor with the military, still with sympathies to the old queendom, her restorationist promise put her in position to coup the republic and dissolve it overnight, establishing the present day matriarchy.

  • 1945 to 2000 - Yulaa establishes a system meant to endure time and be efficient, refining the Matriarchy convincingly and pushing away other ideologies.

  • 2000 - Yulaa abdicates to her heir, Eka, who she believes to be more than ready to lead the Matriarchy, ending a steady and stable reign of fifty-five years. 

I anticipate that there will be changes to later parts of this history and even possible adjustment after further discussion of this. I'm open to hearing to criticism about what could potentially added or may be seen as unnecessary to lead Oyus to where it is today.

Present day Oyus

To begin with, demographics play a large part of how Oyus is modeled. Previously, I had figured Oyus to be more of a majority indigenous country with a foreign minority, like 60/40 split or so and largely politics would be favorable to the indigenous.

However, with the revisions I am making this set to change. While I haven't come up with exact numbers, there will not be a majority of any one group and it will be a very mixed country, though the indigenous would have the plurality with say something like the low 40s while the foreign groups as a whole would be a majority per se, though made up of several groups. Limonaians would likely make up a big portion of this with being anywhere between a quarter to a third of the population. A likely third group I have more recently been considering to be part of this are Huang. Something that I would like revisit and flesh out is a potential Huang migration that helped build up Oyus. This would be drawing off of the Speed Date discussion Fulgistan and I have had and would certainly need to be had more to paint the fuller picture. The remaining groups would likely be smaller insignificant groups that you could chart on a demographic pie chart but that would be the extent of them, perhaps from neighbors like @Metztlitlaca, @Shffahkia, and/or @Gallambria

There is one change I would like to make I expect there be needing some approval from moderation. For what I envision even in present as Oyus stands, and what I wish to do with it in the future (this will be explained later on in the next section) the meager population 3 million no longer fits and sits well with me in my mind, and for me with the space Oyus has, it is entirely possible to have up to 20+ million due to a similar size of that of Taiwan. That being said, that is not what I am requesting that my population go to, but instead something more sensible in my personal opinion to something in the range of 7 to 11 million. I would be happy to ahve a discussion at great length to fwork how this would be acceptable and attainable if needed.

Economically, there would not be any real changes. Oyus is an offshore tax haven. Less than 1% in corporate tax can't be beat and likely why among other reasons Oyus on paper has plenty of wealth. Not to mention the influx of tourism being a very liberal and open minded tropical paradise. The only change that I have already brought into effect is the disappearance of an manufacturing sector that doesn't quite make a whole lot of sense for an island paradise. It wasn't very elaborated upon to begin with, as such it isn't too hard to sunset it and accept that we would more than likely be importing from Limonaia and likely later on LAANN as it comes to fruition IC.

Oyus From Here Out

If anyone has been reading or paying attention to The Mermaid's Dark Metamorphosis (TMDM, and its okay if you haven't I don't have any real expectation anyone would) you may realize there is a rather knee jerk change and shift. What I intend to be doing from here out is pretty straightforward. With a multicultural nation that formerly had some degree of imperialism, albeit rather muted, and a government that has long been ruled by the indigenous plurality, there has been unaddressed clash of cultures and beliefs and sort of an ignoring of many of its people. I haven't done much to illustrate this yet, but it will come in due time. Oyus as it will exist from here out is no longer some indigenous ruled nation but one ruled by a minority. Though, it is a technical minority, they wouldn't necessarily be ignoring others as it would take a coalition to rule the future Oyussa and appeasement to smooth things out for what will come next.

The Limonaian-led coalition that has long felt oppressed and with a nostalgia for the past will be reigniting a passion for the former colonial empire it used to be apart of by uniting former colonies under one banner. Some of these will be small island possessions while others will be unmapped Limonaian colonies in Aurelia. Once TMDM come to its end, it is my personal wish to move towards that expansion and molding Oyus into a sort of malevolent power in disguise. There is a lot I still want to work out and make airtight before I embark and I enjoy every bit of criticism or advice to bring me to realism. Additionally, I understand that embarking on possibly becoming ot just a thorn in the side but as a threat to neighbors that at some point there will be battles I'll lose which is perfectly fine. OOCly speaking, I want to mold Oyus into an eventual bad guy that has some sort of muscle, my expectation isn't to be ***the power*** though.

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On 6/23/2020 at 10:10 PM, Oyus said:

Early 1570s  - Salvian merchants establish a trading post in modern day Costa Scura. Natives are welcoming of these newcomers, opening up trade.

Which resources are they trading? What kind of benefits does your ruler get out of it? Why would they tolerate the arrival of missionaries? This group could undermine their authority.

On 6/23/2020 at 10:10 PM, Oyus said:

???? - Contact with Limonaia. Limonaians land and offer an olive branch having learned from the mistakes of the Salvians.

This could be timed with other Limonaian explorations. I'd have a look at the dates of when they arrive in nearby places.

On 6/23/2020 at 10:10 PM, Oyus said:

1924 - Tensions in Oyussa erupt when the royal family is killed off via assassination. What could have turned into a civil war was saved by the aristocracy “giving the people a voice”. Aristocrats found the Democratic Republic of Oyus.

Did the royal family have an active political or purely ceremonial role?

On 6/23/2020 at 10:10 PM, Oyus said:

Once TMDM come to its end, it is my personal wish to move towards that expansion and molding Oyus into a sort of malevolent power in disguise. There is a lot I still want to work out and make airtight before I embark and I enjoy every bit of criticism or advice to bring me to realism. Additionally, I understand that embarking on possibly becoming ot just a thorn in the side but as a threat to neighbors that at some point there will be battles I'll lose which is perfectly fine. OOCly speaking, I want to mold Oyus into an eventual bad guy that has some sort of muscle, my expectation isn't to be ***the power*** though.

Just an idea. Using the power hidden in your offshore tax could enable you to wield some influence in buying up strategic companies in other countries. The threat of downsizing will allow you to influence political decisions elsewhere, and spread those Oyussard tentacles.

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2 minutes ago, Orioni said:

Which resources are they trading? What kind of benefits does your ruler get out of it? Why would they tolerate the arrival of missionaries? This group could undermine their authority.

Certainly something I have to think about. The questions likely would have been asked anyhow, nonetheless your asking them helps ensure they're considered. Something to think about.

3 minutes ago, Orioni said:

This could be timed with other Limonaian explorations. I'd have a look at the dates of when they arrive in nearby places.

Well, when I wrote this thread, that was likely going to be the case. However, given that what appears to be an abrupt departure from here, I am no longer interested in having Limonaians be my colonial overlords and will be exploring new suitors or even my own. I can detail further why, but in essence, Limonaia in the future will be rooted out of my history for the most part.

5 minutes ago, Orioni said:

Did the royal family have an active political or purely ceremonial role?

Oyussa has had a long tradition of a "benevolent" (something I will eventually detail, though not high on my list like other things) absolute monarchy more or less. Nothing ceremonial at all, it is how the current state was able to come to pass and not a reformed democracy instead.

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While I previously had more comments, my post was made easier by a permanent @Limonaian exit.  While certainly possible he comes back, I'll operate on the basis that you have on Discord and run without a Limonaian Oyus.

On 6/23/2020 at 4:10 PM, Oyus said:
  • Pre-Salvia -  A unified ancient civilization sort of deal - not necessarily too important to work out until the rest is.
  • Early 1570s  - Salvian merchants establish a trading post in modern day Costa Scura. Natives are welcoming of these newcomers, opening up trade.
  • Mid 1570s to 1589 - Trade is the nice way of putting it by this point as Salvian merchants actively exploit natives and missionaries attempt to forcibly convert causing grief. Conflict arises when the last straw is exhausted and Salvians are targeted. A prolonged engagement will occur for the next two decades, and recorded well enough until eventually scaring off the merchants and deterring others from bothering with Oyus until later on. 

Couple points with this.  First off, "Pre-Salvia" in this context is a large time period, ranging from whenever human landed in Oyus (several thousand years ago) to the early modern period.  I know you said this is a "general idea", but like O I just want to point out that this is something you should be thinking about - how is this "unified, ancient civilization" founded?  

Secondly, the name is a bit disingenuous since we've agreed already that Salvia has been trading with Oyus as early as 550 BC.  While I recognize this trade/contact would be rather limited, there'd certainly be increased contact throughout the centuries (this isn't even really a point at all just wanted to point it out :P)

Third, when we last discussed in March, I had kind of envisioned Salvian exploitation as rather limited as firstly there'd already be Salvians, both traders and missionaries, before the late 1500s and secondly when we were discussing in Discord the language we both used was rather vague.  However neither of these things result in limited exploitation, and I can be your bad guy if you want 😉 

I'd certainly be willing to clarify anything and everything with you.

On 6/23/2020 at 4:10 PM, Oyus said:

To begin with, demographics play a large part of how Oyus is modeled. Previously, I had figured Oyus to be more of a majority indigenous country with a foreign minority, like 60/40 split or so and largely politics would be favorable to the indigenous.

However, with the revisions I am making this set to change. While I haven't come up with exact numbers, there will not be a majority of any one group and it will be a very mixed country, though the indigenous would have the plurality with say something like the low 40s while the foreign groups as a whole would be a majority per se, though made up of several groups.

I... disagree with this.  Not really a different way to phrase this.  Unless we're talking long term colonization and efforts of colonizers locating to Oyus, people would be largely Oyussard or the numerous Palu ethnicities - that's just geography at play.  An island sees much more homogeneity than other nations.  Unless there's a colonization movement.  Which there very well could be! - your nation and history.  

 

On 6/23/2020 at 4:10 PM, Oyus said:

Limonaians would likely make up a big portion of this with being anywhere between a quarter to a third of the population. A likely third group I have more recently been considering to be part of this are Huang. Something that I would like revisit and flesh out is a potential Huang migration that helped build up Oyus. This would be drawing off of the Speed Date discussion Fulgistan and I have had and would certainly need to be had more to paint the fuller picture. The remaining groups would likely be smaller insignificant groups that you could chart on a demographic pie chart but that would be the extent of them, perhaps from neighbors like @Metztlitlaca, @Shffahkia, and/or @Gallambria

Well, Lim's departure certainly shakes this up 😅 Considering geography, Palu ethnicites from @Metztlitlaca would certainly be present since very early Oyussard history and would probably intermingle with the Oyussard natives.  I highly recommend further discussions with your Palu neighbors.  The Huang, I find, are a long shot, with Fulgi's influence diminishing by the time it reaches Yeosan, which I'd probably place as the southern border of any Huang influence.  Not saying there are no Huang or even no large minority, but you'd probably be looking at single digit percentages instead of your third largest ethnic group.

Other than that, history could play out in a way that makes any of the following the next largest groups.  If in fact there is a major colonizer movement/other major historical event, I'll eat (most of) my words - a white majority/large minority (depending on which you'd want) would certainly be probable, or Palus and Oyussards clash leading to limited migration between the two.  But just by looking at the map, we can draw clear boundaries with what your ethnic groups/cultural influences are.  Huang, Aurelians, and Marenai (from the westernmost Gallambrian islands) could very well be large, single-digit minorities (think slightly larger minorities than Asian-Americans), but geography severely limits any serious spread they could have, barring certain historical scenarios.  But a serious look at history reveals geography oft rules.

On 6/23/2020 at 4:10 PM, Oyus said:

the meager population 3 million no longer fits and sits well with me in my mind, and for me with the space Oyus has, it is entirely possible to have up to 20+ million due to a similar size of that of Taiwan. That being said, that is not what I am requesting that my population go to, but instead something more sensible in my personal opinion to something in the range of 7 to 11 million. I would be happy to have a discussion at great length to work how this would be acceptable and attainable if needed.

Agree with this a lot.  From a very brief visit to Google Earth Pro, Oyus is roughly-probably-maybe-quitelikely-around 3 times the size of Taiwan.  If I were you, I'd lean closer to 11 mil.

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7 hours ago, Salvia said:

Couple points with this.  First off, "Pre-Salvia" in this context is a large time period, ranging from whenever human landed in Oyus (several thousand years ago) to the early modern period.  I know you said this is a "general idea", but like O I just want to point out that this is something you should be thinking about - how is this "unified, ancient civilization" founded?  

Having an all inclusive history will take a long while to do right and do well. This is mostly why I am leaning to leaving it vague until a later date. I want to cover parts of my history that are very relevant to potential events that may occur in canon. (Not to say that may not have an affect, but I find the more recent events to have a larger influence and affect on this.) I don't want to force myself to punch out everything up until this point only to entirely redo it for whatever minor reason or whim I have later on. I want it to be done right the first time, which isn't what happened with my history at all. I will put a little more description in regards to this because this is mostly meant to be a lackluster detail, general and broad overview of what I intend my history to look like. A valid point, no less.

7 hours ago, Salvia said:

Secondly, the name is a bit disingenuous since we've agreed already that Salvia has been trading with Oyus as early as 550 BC.  While I recognize this trade/contact would be rather limited, there'd certainly be increased contact throughout the centuries (this isn't even really a point at all just wanted to point it out :P)

Now that you mention, we did have this discussion and it would seem I never wrote this down for consideration in my own history, so something to discuss when we do. An oversight, a mistake on my part and fair point is fair point. I'm not sure how I feel about it remaining that way as it certainly messes with what I had in mind, however, I won't discard it so quickly and keep an open mind as we have our discussion on this.

 

7 hours ago, Salvia said:

Third, when we last discussed in March, I had kind of envisioned Salvian exploitation as rather limited as firstly there'd already be Salvians, both traders and missionaries, before the late 1500s and secondly when we were discussing in Discord the language we both used was rather vague.  However neither of these things result in limited exploitation, and I can be your bad guy if you want 😉 

Yes, I can at times speak very vaguely and that is probably my fault for not being direct and clear. I want a devil in my history and that is what I had intended to use Salvia for. A "Those white men are dangerous" and effective repellant story for a later more hands off form of colonized Oyussa.

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7 hours ago, Salvia said:

I... disagree with this.  Not really a different way to phrase this.  Unless we're talking long term colonization and efforts of colonizers locating to Oyus, people would be largely Oyussard or the numerous Palu ethnicities - that's just geography at play.  An island sees much more homogeneity than other nations.  Unless there's a colonization movement.  Which there very well could be! - your nation and history.  

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Considering geography, Palu ethnicites from @Metztlitlaca would certainly be present since very early Oyussard history and would probably intermingle with the Oyussard natives.  I highly recommend further discussions with your Palu neighbors.  The Huang, I find, are a long shot, with Fulgi's influence diminishing by the time it reaches Yeosan, which I'd probably place as the southern border of any Huang influence.  Not saying there are no Huang or even no large minority, but you'd probably be looking at single digit percentages instead of your third largest ethnic group.

So the Huang demography I include largely because Fulgers and I probably a year ago were discussing migration (the topic of V's Speed Date) of Huang to Oyus in the late part of the 20th Century as Oyus really began to roll in the dough and grow. What we had established iirc were Huang coming sort of as guest workers and being that by now Oyus had very welcoming policies, they decided they liked it after their stay in Oyus and continued to live and work here to raise families and build communities of their own, etc. I had figured that they might be a sizeable portion, but you might be right in that they may not be the third largest group and that likely would  be a slice belonging to Metzli or yourself.

A large reason why I am of the preference of there only being a plurality and not a majority of Oyus' OG people is because Oyus is intended to be a place and sanctuary for all who come to wander and remain. I don't think a nation with the gates open wouldn't be migrated to, to some degree. While I disagree with your opposition, it has illuminated in me perhaps necessitating further ways of illustrating why despite not being too colonized/imperialized it is very mixed and almost as mixed up as the local Metzli ethnic soup to my north.

On a separate note, there will still be colonization similar to what I had envisioned with Limonaia. If all goes well, my idea for replacement that you actually helped me with by linking the Darien scheme will probably be talked about relatively soon. Lots of things and discussions that on its own I will have to have.

7 hours ago, Salvia said:

Agree with this a lot.  From a very brief visit to Google Earth Pro, Oyus is roughly-probably-maybe-quitelikely-around 3 times the size of Taiwan.  If I were you, I'd lean closer to 11 mil.

I am certainly hoping for something 11 million if this is something that sits well with mods & admins, but I didn't want to seem like I wouldn't be willing to work with them even on the number and thus provided the range I would hope to raise it to. 11 million is certainly the preferred number for a variety of reasons.

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For the past few days I have been creating an entirely new entity and creation to spawn as an NPC and collected feedback from some staff such as  @Iverica and @Sunset Sea Islands, as well as regional neighbors like @Metztlitlaca, @Eulycea, and @Shffahkia, also speaking to @Seylos in playing a small part in the foundation of this new nation and would be NPC. Discussions will remain on-going because there is somethings that will need to be worked out and solidified. I figured given the positive feedback from this that I would post about it here so updates about this, along with the rest of Oyus lore, can be made and further scrutiny to harden my lore.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rsKjs06K5Z7mwFZhD1vhfDvMfR9dPTAUm9JVMOfY-bQ/edit?usp=sharing

Earlier in this thread, I mentioned the removal of Limonaia from my history following recent events and coming with the understanding that officially, they will not be returning. Having been operating on the assumption (until it apparently being made official) this would be the case and being fed up with waiting on mere acknowledgment on the matter of history collaboration, I made a decision: Replace Limonaia with a smaller colonial power of my making. The reason for this is by having no officially approved history between Limonaia and myself, it also messes with my plans for the future, specifically expansion. Originally I had hoped to do something such as diplomatically (or forcefully) unite former colonies of Limonaia in Aurelia to Oyus, a sort of colony of its own. Removing the biggest common factor destroys any chance of that and as such this is meant to be a two birds one stone solution.

I want to be clear for those already feeling nauseous of my bringing up expansion: it is still a long ways out given I am only just starting Chapter 2 of 3 in TMDM, which is going to be likely the longer chapter of the three. TMDM isn't the only project I will be involved in either prior to embarking on an official expansion. Expansion will not be so quick to come with little to have been written, with little merit. I want to be transparent with my intentions.

Since I will be creating an NPC to help supplement my history, I am likely to be focusing now my efforts on polishing it's overall history first so that it can fit in with that of its neighbors and Oyus' and then polishing Oyus' overall history so that it can be set in stone.

 

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  • 4 weeks later...

For nearly a month I have been working to flesh out the history and location of the NPC. In close discussions with @Metztlitlaca and @Eulycea the location has been settled to be on the Palu peninsula with some boundary adjustments agreed upon with Metz as seen below. A special thanks to Metz ❤️ who suggested the location and encouraged choosing this location. It is important to note this made a lot of things to consider easier and allowed me to not stress over this.

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Ethnic map draft with national boundaries of Metzliaca, Eulycea, and Fearannteth

In addition to settling on a location, I have been fleshing out the history further and am almost at an end with it. This is before making revisions to fit in with local histories. Feel free to review the progress thus far in the Google Doc. I will list an abbreviated version here much like one for Oyus earlier in this thread. I expect to fill in some blanks once the overall history is written out.

  • 1500s - Founded by Domnhall Gunnach, Alban from @Seylos as a joint venture
  • 1500s - Natives provide lifeline to settlers in a secret deal with Gunnach
  • 1634 - Kingdom of Fearannteth declared by Douglas MacCathasaigh after persisted lack of interest to be annexed as Seylosian colony
  • 1641 - Tribes aired concern about expansionism promising retribution if warnings weren't heeded.
  • 1641-1643 - Skirmishes and conflict arose between settlers and natives leading to a need for intervention.
  • 1643 - The Treaty of Ceitham is signed by natives and King Cailean I imposing demarcation lines that form Fearannteth proper's modern borders.
  • 1680s-1700s - Under direction of expansionist King Alasdair I, settlement is expanded into the Banchory Tip, where present day Cassieshire lies.
  • 1720s-1730s - King Alasdair II expands west, breaking the 1643 Treaty of Ceitham. During this period, Cassieshire and West Fearannteth natives would be violently removed if they did not accept their new cohabitants in the Fearann.
  • 1734 - The Treaty of Carmyville is forced upon the indigenous in which Alasdair II pledged not to expand any further than the present area. Native communities in Fearannteth proper are removed.
  • 1755 - King Alasdair III ascends and declares the Cassie Proclamation (think Monroe Doctrine) over Aurelia and the Adisi Ocean
  • 1758 - Oyussa leases modern day Port Dorcha (currently Costa Scura) to Fearannteth in a stepping stone for a colonial empire for Fearannteth.
  • 1750s-1800s - Fearannteth would establish small coastal settlements to help support her Royal Navy as well as for commercial purposes, returning to its roots in settlement in the search for riches.
  • 1830s-1850s - Fearannteth undergoes an industrial revolution over the next couple of decades.
  • 1840s - West Fearannteth given greater autonomy and a small boost in funds to avoid potential separatist movements
  • 1850s - Cassieshire elevated as a Principality within the Kingdom of Fearannteth being given autonomy on paper but becoming more closely controlled by the monarchy. Previous Cassieshire completely dismissed.
  • 1889 - The waning investment in overseas territories due to the policies of Cailean II and Horas I result in colonies demanding for more as they are unable to remain alive. Prince Horas would grant some aid to the colonies, but not enough.
  • 1894 - The colonies once again appealed to now King Horas for aid. He would deny the requests of the colonies for further investment.
  • 1897 - Colonial governors return to the table and demand more say on the matter. King Horas I mandates an elected legislative body to figure out how to better budget their own budgets as opposed to letting it fall on the Minister of the Realm. This isn't what the colonies were looking for.
  • 1897-1902 - A coalition is formed between colonial governor-generals to seek investments from foreign entities to fund an independence drive against the Kingdom.
  • 1902 - The Coalition declares independence from Fearannteth. Horas disperses and reorganizes the garrisons in the colonies as he secretly bolsters their numbers with Oyussa marked ships.
  • 1903 - Oyussa is caught off guard by being accused of aiding Fearannteth, resulting in the cancellation of the port lease. Oyussa orders Fearannteth to withdraw immediately.
  • 1904 - Fearannteth officially declares war on the coalition, responding in force.
  • 1904 - Oyussa gives an ultimatum that is declined by Fearannteth, resulting in Oyussa's involvement in the conflict by attempting to remove the Fearann garrison in Port Dorcha.
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I only have a couple of concerns; due to Fearannteth bordering Metztlitlaca, I am rather anxious about Fearannteth's modern history and how it plays out as it would directly affect my own country. There is also the concern of Oyus' current culture and whether it is still compatible with LAANN's ideological agenda (not a threat, don't worry) as well as Fearannteth's culture, their proximity means some of their own customs may bleed into my own country and especially so if Fearannteth is more developed economically/technologically then Metztli.

So before I can give two thumbs up with confidence, I personally would like to see something about Fearannteth's culture and it's current economy/technology at the very least.
(Also that ethnic map is inaccurate)

 

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Very interesting!  I'd like to see how this colony interacts with Salvia/Eulycea.  Also like to point out I plan on having colonies in the New Wurld during your "Monroe Doctrine" time, so we should figure out what's gonna happen with that 😉

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On 7/23/2020 at 10:57 PM, Salvia said:

Very interesting!  I'd like to see how this colony interacts with Salvia/Eulycea.  Also like to point out I plan on having colonies in the New Wurld during your "Monroe Doctrine" time, so we should figure out what's gonna happen with that 😉

This is certainly something we will have to discuss, lol.

Another update post

  • 1907 - The Adisi Liberation War comes to an end, with a victory for Oyussa ad former possessions of Fearannteth.
  • 1909 - King Horas I abdicates to his son, Horas II who institutes political reform with the creation of the Royal Congress.
  • 1910 - A pro-reform party wins a plurality in the unicameral legislature and further pushes for reforms with the help of King Horas II.
  • 1913 - The Equality Act is passed, giving men and women of all races equal rights and protection from discrimination.
  • 1915 - The Reform Party secures a majority while dwarfing the size of the corporate backed opposition, the Old Dominion.
  • 1916-1920 - The Illegal Statuses Act formally outlaws slavery, indentured servitude and debt being a crime. Military funding was cutback in order to begin paying for the debts due to the war from years earlier and the beginnings of health standards for food processing. The laws passed drew criticism from the Old Dominion.
  • 1920 - The popular Reform Party loses its majority to find itself in the opposition as the Old Dominion took control of Congress. The new ruling party would begin to repeal legislation passed by the previous session of Congress.
  • 1920-1923 - King Horas II repeatedly criticized the Old Dominion and would override them often as they attempted to repeal the work done by the Second Congress. This would frustrate the membership and their donors overtime.
  • 1923 - King Horas II and his father, Horas I, are assassinated. His younger sister, Ceit, would become the first Queen of Fearannteth.
  • 1923 - Queen Ceit is threatened by the Old Dominion and strongarmed into "reforming" the legislature turning it into a bicameral one with an upper body that was not elected but instead appointed known as the Senate.
  • 1925 - The Reform Party's majority is restored in the House of Delegates, now the lower body of Congress. The Old Dominion's presenced is almost completely evaporated and dwarfed by an almost all separatist delegation from West Fearannteth. The Old Dominion find a majority in the Senate, however.
  • 1925 - Unrest grew due to the lack of representative views of the Senate delegation of West Fearannteth and demands grew for independence. The Act of Separation was introduced for debate in the House of Delegates but did not make it to vote when the Senate voted it down without discussion. Queen Ceit criticized the Senate for doing so, but deemed it to be legal.
  • 1926 - The Comaniar, the separatist party representing most of West Fearannteth, adopted a policy of abstentionism and withdrew from Congress.
  • 1927 - West Fearannteth's autonomous assembly controlled by the Comaniar began debating a declaration of independence as protests took place. The governor-general would suspend the assembly until peace was restored to the province.
  • 1928 - In a closed door meeting, the governor-general of West Fearannteth requested that the Queen permit a peaceful grant of independence to West Fearannteth. Senate President Chester Filmean would object to this and threatened Queen Ceit if she went through with it. Independence would not be granted.
  • 1927-1929 - In secret, the members of the provincial assembly continued to meet and had arranged for the beginning of a revolution to secede from the Kingdom. In public, they joined the governor-general's calls for peace and unity and the assembly was restored.
  • 1929 - A referendum vote is held and voters overwhelmingly support independence. Despite it being non-binding, the Comaniar swiftly declare independence.
  • 1929-1935 - The Independence War (as known in West Fearannteth) aka The Secession War (as known in the Kingdom) takes place, at first almost being a quick loss for the West but over time recuperated and costly conflict for both sides and one that ended with Paisley being surrounded. The Treaty of Ceitham (1935) is signed.
  • 1935 - A separate document mandated by the Treaty of Ceitham known as the Winchester Accords granted dual citizenship to westerners, free trade between the Kingdom and Commonwealth, and visa free passage between the two nations.
  • 1935 - The Demilitarization Act of 1935 passes the House of Delegates and becomes the topic of debate in the Senate, held by the Old Dominion with a narrow majority. No legislation would be passed for close to three months, ended by the Queen calling for the vote to be held and the quorum for it not being met.
  • 1936 - In an attempt to hurt the political opponents, the Reform Party targeted the mining industry which funds the Old Dominion almost entirely. It would win the support of the Queen and frustrate the Old Dominion. Senate President Filmean would call for the Queen to have an election redo.
  • 1937 - A fraudulent election takes place after pressure is placed on Queen Ceit. The Reform Party refuses to acknowledge the results while Filmean takes joy in them.
  • 1938 - Protests pop up against the election and Filmean takes advantage by instigating riots and using a burning divided nation to be granted emergency powers and dissolve Congress. The Senate President takes the title of Príomhfearann (Prime Fearann).
  • 1938-1969 - The Priomhfearann cracks down on all forms of protests and rules with an iron fist. During this time period, rights are curtailed and there is discrimination against the indigenous in Cassieshire.
  • 1969 - Chester Filmean dies and is succeeded by an heir apparent. Piers Creag becomes the new Príomhfearann.

In this update, there was much more focus on this century as it is the century that pretty much puts the Fearann realm where it is today. There is little time for international politics when there is just a consistent internal struggle and tug of war for power, which hurts the Kingdom down the line. The next update will likely be the one that brings it to present. I will also note that on the last little bit, there will be more detail, I just wanted to put it in the update as at this point while I have plenty of ideas I'm exhausted from having taken a good part of my day writing this all out. In addition to finishing the rough draft history that will be revised heavily, I intend to have a cultural write up in my next update as well for @Metztlitlaca

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Second to last update post on this first draft, the revision process will begin after the next post, maybe in the next post. No culture write up since I just wasn't able to accomplish much today. I blame work even though it is my off day.

  • 1938 - Chester Filmean fashions himself as the new Head of Government of Fearannteth
  • 1938 - Filmean orders the arrest of protestors angered by his ascension.
  • 1939 - Protest leaders are executed publicly to be made an example of while the regime releases the vast majority of the protestors arrested.
  • 1939 - The Great Dominion Declaration suspends all parties except the Old Dominion, making Fearannteth and Cassieshire one-party states. Queen Ceit dissents and begins to lose her freedom.
  • 1944 - Queen Ceit is completely isolated from the public by Chester Filmean stoking backlash from the populace. An ultimatum is issued to Ceit: abdicate and leave or face potential consequences. Ceit chose the former and fled to West Fearanntetha and later Oyus.
  • 1948 - The Royalist Union, a group sympathetic to Queen Ceit and the Kingdom, is snuffed out by Filmean's secret police task force. The success of a secret police becomes a lasting legacy of the Filmean regime.
  • 1950 - The Filmean regime dissolves the autonomous regions in Cassieshire and declares an end to indigenous savagery. Police are sent to occupy these regions to ensure no attempts are made to separate.
  • 1953 - The Fearann Institution of Civilization (FIC) is created by the National Council and facilities are built to reeducate and indoctrinate indigenous citizens to assimilate into Fearann society.
  • 1956 - The FIC proposes the use of failed assimilations to be used as mentally broken cheap labor. Separate FIC facilities are constructed for this explicit purpose. In some cases, forced labor is sold internationally.
  • 1959 - Filmean breaks the military down to a defensive border guard and naval fleet, appropriating the money saved to himself or the police.
  • 1961 - The National Council spins off a sub-ministry that oversees mining activities and founds the Ministry of Mining Activities. The Ministry grants free license to many large mining industry corporations in the Fearann Tapatepelti mountains and begin rolling in a profit.
  • 1966 - Chester Filmean appoints the Minister of Mininng Activities, Minister Piers Creag, as Priomhbeul, a deputy to the Priomhfearann as Filmean began to suffer ailments. ("Priomhbeul" also known literally as prime mouth in Alban.)
  • 1968 - Piers Creag becomes the new Priomhfearann after Chester Filmean passes from health complications. He was 88.
  • 1970 - After promising to phase out forced labor, Creag outlaws it overnight and creates an employment program for companies like Nova Thule, a prominent mining company based out of Thule, to be able to integrate the new costs of labor gradually with government assistance.
  • 1972 - Creag builds upon Filmean's policing legacy by beginning to phase out publicly uniformed police officers and relying entirely on a silent and secret police force. Only police headquarters were permitted to be known to the public as precincts and other smaller offices were relocated and became hidden from public knowledge.
  • 1975 - Piers Creag ends the Great Dominion Declaration, and parties are restored. Rights are also permitted to the indigenous if they assimilate successfully into Fearann society.
  • 1982 - Creag invites Princess Millicent, the would be Queen, to return to Fearannteth with the promise of bringing the royal family back into politics.
  • 1983 - Piers Creag dissolves the National Council and resigns his post as Priomhfearann, retiring in Oyus. Queen Millicent ascends the throne, restoring the monarchy.
  • 1984 - Queen Millicent restores the original unicameral legislature, nixing the perversion of her brother's reform in having an upper house. The Royal Congress has elections to elect parties to a term lasting through 1990 and every 5 years afterwards.
  • 1984 - The Reform Party returns to dominance with a majority in Congress once more, along with new parties joining the fray: the Christian Socialist Party, the Communist Party of Fearannteth, and the Christian Monarchist Party.
  • 1986 - Rights are restored to all members of the indigenous community after being subjugated by the harsh policies of the National Council. Autonomous reservations are restored and seats allotted in Congress for their representation. The FIC is shut down and the creation of the Ministry of Indigenous Realms is created, to be elected by members of the indigenous community.
  • 1992 - King Alastair V ascends the throne after the untimely passing of Queen Millicent.

In this update, I expand on the last two points in my previous post, in which Fearannteth has a period of dictatorial rule. Undoubtedly there is some alarming policies in a more modern day setting than if they occurred in the earlier parts of its history. This also delves a little past the dictatorial era of Fearannteth by setting the stage a little of politics we will be seeing in present day. The next post will most certainly be what brings the first draft of Fearann history to present.

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Final v1 Fearnnteth history 1990-Present

  • 1990 - The first "hung" Congress is ushered in and the term produces nothing of substance, empowering then Prince Alastair to promote his own vision.
  • 1992 - King Alastair V ascends the throne.
  • 1995 - Another Congress is elected with no clear majority. The Christian Monarchist Party and the Indigenous Bloc (loose coalition of independent legislators representing indigenous communities) form a working coalition to pass legislation.
  • 1996 - The Fearann Defence Act of 1996 retains a mercenary force as the nation's national defense and retires the remaining homegrown soldiers.
  • 1998 - The Act of Minsterberry cedes much of Congress' power to smaller authorities like provinces, counties, and municipalities.
  • 2002 - The largest tax cut in Kingdom history is passed.
  • 2007 - The Indigenous Bloc withdraw their support for the Christian Monarchists. Political crisis ensures and Congress deadlocks.
  • 2008 - Fearannteth is hit by the effects of the economic crisis of Eurth
  • 2010 - Another hung session is elected with no clear majority and with no involvement on the part of the monarchy. Another session of Congress with no action.
  • 2012 - The Kingdom begins to encounter difficulties in fulfilling its financial obligations its mercenary force, resulting in the "defunding" of secret police on a national level and ceding further authority to lower levels of government to police itself.
  • 2020 - The Christian Monarchist Party finds itself in the minority as the New Era Coalition rises while the Reform Party has a razor thin majority.

It is done. There may well be a revision to the later part, but it is a suitable framework to work with for the moment and gives you an idea of some glaring problems with Fearannteth: The government has money issues and the people are beginning to look for a more radical shift from the status quo in electing a sizeable amount of New Era Coalition members (Socialists and Communists). A decade of political deadlock has also hurt Fearannteth and there is no real defense force if shit goes down. Part of the timeline is not reflected in the Doc, which will be written up later but it finally closes out the first draft of what has been a month long project. All that remains is the culture write up (which if not tonight, will come tomorrow) and revisions may begin with @Metztlitlaca and other applicable parties like @Salvia @Shffahkia @Eulycea and potentially @Faramount with his recent return.

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  • 1 year later...
On 6/23/2020 at 4:10 PM, Oyus said:

If anyone has been reading or paying attention to The Mermaid's Dark Metamorphosis (TMDM, and its okay if you haven't I don't have any real expectation anyone would) you may realize there is a rather knee jerk change and shift. What I intend to be doing from here out is pretty straightforward. With a multicultural nation that formerly had some degree of imperialism, albeit rather muted, and a government that has long been ruled by the indigenous plurality, there has been unaddressed clash of cultures and beliefs and sort of an ignoring of many of its people. I haven't done much to illustrate this yet, but it will come in due time. Oyus as it will exist from here out is no longer some indigenous ruled nation but one ruled by a minority. Though, it is a technical minority, they wouldn't necessarily be ignoring others as it would take a coalition to rule the future Oyussa and appeasement to smooth things out for what will come next.

The Limonaian-led coalition Fearann-descended populace that has long felt oppressed and with a nostalgia for the past will be reigniting a passion for the former colonial empire it used to be apart of by uniting former colonies under one banner. Some of these will be small island possessions while others will be unmapped Limonaian Fearann colonies in Aurelia. Once TMDM come to its end, it is my personal wish to move towards that expansion and molding Oyus into a sort of malevolent power in disguise. There is a lot I still want to work out and make airtight before I embark and I enjoy every bit of criticism or advice to bring me to realism. Additionally, I understand that embarking on possibly becoming ot just a thorn in the side but as a threat to neighbors that at some point there will be battles I'll lose which is perfectly fine. OOCly speaking, I want to mold Oyus into an eventual bad guy that has some sort of muscle, my expectation isn't to be ***the power*** though.

TMDM has come a long way, it has taken over a year to complete, but at last the day finally came. While there remains a couple of posts to add more depth of lore and insight into Oyus to truly complete it (an Epilogue), the thread is complete to cement this brief internal quiet conflict has concluded. In the beginning, it was meant to be far more public, brutal and bloody, however over time I elected it to be more realistic in line with the culture of Oyussa.

A lot of what I had originally thought to do has changed, too. Oyussa, as it will be known from here out IC, (it will stilll remain it was once known as Oyus for a brief period in history) has been structured to be more diverse as it should be and as TMDM has illustrated in words. It will continue to show over time and something I am excited to showcase more along with the appearances of other characters in TMDM or new ones I wanted to write in but simply couldn't here. I'm likely going to continue working on the history of Oyussa now that I've finished off TMDM, which was necessary for my future vision of Oyussa.

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