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Title: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on June 25, 2015, 09:51:52 PM
I'm just going to leave this here... I would rather hear others' opinion of this realm, if anyone has any to share.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Dorian on June 25, 2015, 10:03:20 PM
Good realm theme, rapid expansion, active leadership. Should be a fairly interesting and powerful realm. I am only slightly disappointed how they're allied with all of their neighbors. But that can probably change.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on June 25, 2015, 11:51:40 PM
Ganthor is a man of principle. He saw something he didn't like, and he took steps to stop it. The alliance was one of those steps. Rest assured that his insistence on principle has made him as many enemies as friends!
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Roran Hawkins on June 26, 2015, 01:06:49 AM
I haven't IC'ly at least heard too much of Arrakesh. I'm curious to hear about them though! Have you received the merchantman periodical and the grand inquirer already? International newspapers to write interestind tidbits of information in that everyone can read.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Beylan on June 26, 2015, 02:51:53 AM

Good realm theme, rapid expansion, active leadership. Should be a fairly interesting and powerful realm. I am only slightly disappointed how they're allied with all of their neighbors. But that can probably change.


All of their southern neighbors.  ;)
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on June 26, 2015, 02:14:59 PM
Good leadership, pretty active, good knight retention. Expanded a little quickly but built itself up well from nothing. Some little assistance, nothing major. Been enjoying it better than some incumbent realms.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Vamking12 on June 29, 2015, 09:09:37 AM
Pretty good king is a smart dude and my sub realm shall grow into a painfully powerful tumor of thte south
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Zandar on June 29, 2015, 11:39:42 AM
Elysium is suspicious of them, and their King has managed to rather annoy one of the Elysium Council of Kings. Big ambitions but would would appear to be trying to run before learning to crawl.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 03, 2015, 08:31:51 PM
Ganthor Vendaran's daughter has fallen in battle. Of her death this was written:

She fell in battle, blade glinting in the sun, spinning and clipping through her foes. In the end, they proved too many.  The glinting scimitar clattered to the stone floor next to her; her raven black hair splayed out looking for all the world like the dark star upon her crest. For a moment, the hot southern sun seemed to cool.

Her blood feeds the fields for the glory of Arrakesh.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on July 04, 2015, 03:15:12 PM
Hey, you should share that piece of RP with the rest of the realm. It was very nice.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 04, 2015, 08:48:31 PM
It's in the character's death description. I'm thinking about creating a realm wide message thread just for posting links to Lords of Arrakesh who have died. Kind of a memorial thread if you will.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on July 05, 2015, 07:25:35 AM
How about a more general thread for encompassing all kinds of RPs? Else the thread won't be very visited.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tom on July 05, 2015, 08:58:40 AM
It's in the character's death description. I'm thinking about creating a realm wide message thread just for posting links to Lords of Arrakesh who have died. Kind of a memorial thread if you will.

This is what publications were made for.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: netforce10 on July 05, 2015, 09:44:54 AM
Yes but I don't think that at the moment that it would be possible within Arrakesh to distribute it properly.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on July 07, 2015, 04:48:57 PM
Well, things start to warm up.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on July 08, 2015, 01:59:22 PM
Yeah... what's the big idea, Hawks??

100 heavy infantry is only like 10x what we can handle. Hope you dont intend on staying!
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 08, 2015, 02:03:19 PM
Yeah... what's the big idea, Hawks??

100 heavy infantry is only like 10x what we can handle. Hope you dont intend on staying!


Hawks have taken no action against Arrakesh, nor had any diplomatic interaction that would suggest they are a target.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: FARevolution on July 08, 2015, 02:11:05 PM
Is the entirety of the true south united?
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 08, 2015, 02:15:26 PM
Is the entirety of the true south united?


I certainly hope so, it creates far more options.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on July 08, 2015, 02:18:52 PM
Is the entirety of the true south united?

Technically, through alliances, yes. But in reality each realm can barely hold itself. Arrakesh is growing, but mostly relies on cloth-armored axemen. Doarhus, on the other hand, is forced to field rabble against a bandit. Dunno about the Asrians, but nothing gives me the idea that they are in much better conditions.

Hawks have taken no action against Arrakesh, nor had any diplomatic interaction that would suggest they are a target.

He obviously means the raiders.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 08, 2015, 02:32:56 PM
Technically, through alliances, yes. But in reality each realm can barely hold itself. Arrakesh is growing, but mostly relies on cloth-armored axemen. Doarhus, on the other hand, is forced to field rabble against a bandit. Dunno about the Asrians, but nothing gives me the idea that they are in much better conditions.

He obviously means the raiders.


Sure, there are NO Hawk raiders sanctioned to be in Arrakesh, nor any that I am aware of.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on July 08, 2015, 02:38:59 PM
Sure, there are NO Hawk raiders sanctioned to be in Arrakesh, nor any that I am aware of.

Touché. Of course, the ones raiding the Asrians are meant. Which would be a good excuse for Arrakesh to offer protection to the Asrians' king, of course, in form of vassalage. But that's just OoC speculation.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on July 08, 2015, 02:39:41 PM
The Asrians are allies and Hawks showed up
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 08, 2015, 02:40:43 PM
The Asrians are allies and Hawks showed up


Oh well this will be fun, least for us. Love it when allies assist each other unquestioningly.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: FARevolution on July 08, 2015, 05:00:20 PM
Indeed, it would have sucked big time if they didn't pledged support. It's not like we are invading though, just give us some food and we'll be outta your hair!
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Vamking12 on July 08, 2015, 10:35:05 PM
Wait Hawks is attacking us? I should probably use my 50+ troops to defend us... Hmm to much work for me.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Gustav Kuriga on July 09, 2015, 08:24:45 PM
Indeed, it would have sucked big time if they didn't pledged support. It's not like we are invading though, just give us some food and we'll be outta your hair!

Good luck with that, the realms are currently still in the process of stabilizing. We're struggling with wandering bandits, I hardly think that we'll have time for you.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 10, 2015, 12:03:33 AM
Good luck with that, the realms are currently still in the process of stabilizing. We're struggling with wandering bandits, I hardly think that we'll have time for you.


Yet Arrakesh were able to redirect what appears to be several hundred troops to their allies defence within RL days of our arrival. Perhaps they are more prepared then you think, or perhaps they simply have some bravado.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: FARevolution on July 10, 2015, 01:12:55 AM
Gus seems to be forgetting it's not Hawks vs Small Asrians, pretty sure the other southern realms are involved as well which we expected, I personally can take the entire south alone with my troops but I chose not to because that would be incredibly arse of me. Lets not forget that Daemon could have easily consolidated his resources to a single capital cutting troop, building and production time significantly same with Arrakesh.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 10, 2015, 01:37:25 AM
Gus seems to be forgetting it's not Hawks vs Small Asrians, pretty sure the other southern realms are involved as well which we expected, I personally can take the entire south alone with my troops but I chose not to because that would be incredibly arse of me. Lets not forget that Daemon could have easily consolidated his resources to a single capital cutting troop, building and production time significantly same with Arrakesh.


Arrakesh actually has an impressively sized capital. Not sure how much time they have had to build defenses, but then again one of the limitations placed upon the Hawks forces was no takeovers, so it is probably not all that relevant.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on July 11, 2015, 10:57:54 PM
We've had exactly as long as the veil has been lifted. What we have managed in that short time is Impressive, but it's quite an invasion.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Gustav Kuriga on July 11, 2015, 11:25:40 PM

Arrakesh actually has an impressively sized capital. Not sure how much time they have had to build defenses, but then again one of the limitations placed upon the Hawks forces was no takeovers, so it is probably not all that relevant.

Which the Companions have promptly announced they will ignore.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 12, 2015, 01:27:04 AM
Which the Companions have promptly announced they will ignore.

Tends to happen when the other side want to refer to you as whores and exclaim how they are going to humiliate you.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 12, 2015, 04:57:48 AM
I beg your pardon! Ganthor didn't call anyone a whore. Mere brigands, yes. And the humiliation part. That was in there. But not whore! What kind of man do you think he is??
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on July 12, 2015, 06:04:08 AM
Against anyone else in the south we would do very well. There's only so much you can do against hundreds of heavies when you barely have mediums. I respect the amnesty against the capital and applaud no settlement capture... But if there's nothing you actually want, you're just destroying our armies for no good reason. At least steal some women or something.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tom on July 12, 2015, 09:27:48 AM
The problem with these openings of lands is that the lands take a long time to be able to "compete". So when it is colonized by new realms, they are very weak for a long time. You really need to get some diplomacy and support of large realms. If someone like Ascalon or Ryne would be your protector for a small tribute, and announce loudly that any attack on you would be answered by them, such pick-on-the-weak expeditions wouldn't happen.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 12, 2015, 10:02:31 AM
I'm not complaining, although some of my nobles seem to think it's hopeless. I personally love playing the underdog. Nothing quite like it! Makes you feel alive!
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 12, 2015, 01:47:37 PM
The problem with these openings of lands is that the lands take a long time to be able to "compete". So when it is colonized by new realms, they are very weak for a long time. You really need to get some diplomacy and support of large realms. If someone like Ascalon or Ryne would be your protector for a small tribute, and announce loudly that any attack on you would be answered by them, such pick-on-the-weak expeditions wouldn't happen.


That is actually part of what Hawks is offering, just in a rather direct way :) Nothing like proving the need for such a protector and then trying to fill the gap. The troops of Hawks are large, but most the players controlling them are ensuring that they are leaving themselves open to concentrated attacks from Arrakesh. We don't particular want to lose, but a story of the underdog bravely defending and holding out beyond all odds is much more exciting then getting steam-rolled.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Vamking12 on July 12, 2015, 07:16:38 PM
Well honesty I feel Arrakesh doesn't need such protection from older lamer kingdoms, we'll win somehow.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Roran Hawkins on July 12, 2015, 08:15:27 PM
Well honesty I feel Arrakesh doesn't need such protection from older lamer  supercool kingdoms like Ascalon, we'll win somehow.
Fix'd it.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 12, 2015, 09:00:33 PM
Victory is the accomplishment of one's goals, not necessarily who gets to gloat after the most battles.

"Defeat is failure to achieve victory" - Sun Tzu

By this measure, Arrakesh will achieve victory!
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: FARevolution on July 12, 2015, 09:34:27 PM
Victory is the accomplishment of one's goals, not necessarily who gets to gloat after the most battles.

"Defeat is failure to achieve victory" - Sun Tzu

By this measure, Arrakesh will achieve victory!
Pffffs!


'Give me your women, they will make good whores' - Abel


'I will only rape her in days that end in y!' - Abel


Shall I go on?
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: WVH on July 12, 2015, 09:55:28 PM
Apparently A certain Northern family (not realm) has a good sized army headed to that area and is looking to sell/trade for it.  Food and supply entourage and all.  There there is a crazy old one legged broker somewhere near Ones Landing and traveling North, who Deadking refused to give the time of day to.

Sure he is crazy and looks a bit worse for the wear but he does not smell too bad.

(Really I only mention it here because of the discussion of new realm protection and because I do not think Deadking (player) caught on to the true depth of the political realization of what it means to have a Northern realm selling their army instead of having its warriors culled in the yearly raids.  Must have been a tough year up there.)
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 12, 2015, 11:32:50 PM
Against anyone else in the south we would do very well. There's only so much you can do against hundreds of heavies when you barely have mediums. I respect the amnesty against the capital and applaud no settlement capture... But if there's nothing you actually want, you're just destroying our armies for no good reason. At least steal some women or something.


As I understand it, the only large battles have been initiated by Arrakesh. We wanted NOTHING from you guys, you got yourselves involved in this.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on July 13, 2015, 02:58:35 AM
Because allies! Get off my lawn!
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 13, 2015, 03:53:01 AM
Because allies! Get off my lawn!


Only the foolish rush to the aid of allies without an understanding of the situation. Only the truly suicidal do it without announcing their intention first.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 13, 2015, 03:57:51 AM
Boo! The alliance was a matter of public record. That is what the relations screen is for yes?
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 13, 2015, 04:04:23 AM
Boo! The alliance was a matter of public record. That is what the relations screen is for yes?


An alliance simply means an agreement exist. For example GF realms are allied, yet our pact does not entitle people to unquestioned support. The fact you were allied meant we could expect that you possibly would assist, or would attempt to apply pressure in the matter. Attacking without declaration though, that is bandit level deceit.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on July 13, 2015, 04:26:35 AM
This is where I wish MF was a little more CIV like. More defined relationships between realms that can be easily set (war, neutral, ally, etc) and treaty tokens (passage, no passage, trade, kill on sight etc). This and an overhaul of the way relationships (internal and external) to simplify the whole. However many layers of potential realm entities (7??) Is too many I reckon. 2c worth.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on July 13, 2015, 04:28:41 AM
It's a polite sort of war though, isn't it?

" You did tell them we were coming, right?"
"Uhhh......."
"Nevermind, we'll just show up. I expect they'll get the message. "

Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 13, 2015, 04:29:02 AM

An alliance simply means an agreement exist. For example GF realms are allied, yet our pact does not entitle people to unquestioned support. The fact you were allied meant we could expect that you possibly would assist, or would attempt to apply pressure in the matter. Attacking without declaration though, that is bandit level deceit.

Well, Ganthor disagrees! The Asrians said their piece, there was no a priori knowledge available to show they were lying. And the raiders were there. Preponderance of the evidence. Ganthor has sense admitted he may have been put up to the attack. He isn't sure, it's certainly possible. But the initial defense in good faith was honorable in his eyes.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 13, 2015, 04:34:17 AM
This is where I wish MF was a little more CIV like. More defined relationships between realms that can be easily set (war, neutral, ally, etc) and treaty tokens (passage, no passage, trade, kill on sight etc). This and an overhaul of the way relationships (internal and external) to simplify the whole. However many layers of potential realm entities (7??) Is too many I reckon. 2c worth.


Use the public field of the relation to CLEARLY state the nature of it. Simply really.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on July 13, 2015, 05:23:00 AM
Simple, but like a lot of things, not really at the front of mind or really visible. Setting a relationship aught to be mandatory, not opt in.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 13, 2015, 05:49:23 AM
I don't think the nature is at issue, but the semantics. Ganthor believes a defensive alliance means you helps your friends. Nothing in life is certain and you may get it wrong. But think of it from his perspective. His ally says he is under attack and there are foreigners running about with armies on his land. Wait until you can give them the third degree? Check everyone's facts? You COULD do that, and it could cost time and your ally's trust. Or you could NOT wait. Either in good faith, both a choice. Nothing is certain.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 13, 2015, 06:07:00 AM
I don't think the nature is at issue, but the semantics. Ganthor believes a defensive alliance means you helps your friends. Nothing in life is certain and you may get it wrong. But think of it from his perspective. His ally says he is under attack and there are foreigners running about with armies on his land. Wait until you can give them the third degree? Check everyone's facts? You COULD do that, and it could cost time and your ally's trust. Or you could NOT wait. Either in good faith, both a choice. Nothing is certain.


That is exactly what Hawks has done, several times. But that is not the crux of the matter. Pile in without knowing facts sure. Hawks is mostly annoyed that you didn't bother to inform them that you were doing so.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 13, 2015, 06:15:04 AM
Hmm. Okay, that makes sense to me. I don't think Ganthor would expect the same. If he attacks someone he would simply anticipate a response by allies. But he isn't above respecting the etiquette.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on July 13, 2015, 07:39:04 AM
Problem is, there is no etiquette or formal protocol. Be nice if there was!


Watch tower has spotted Hawky Hawksburn with 100 soldiers. He is a member of: Hawks.  Your realm is: at war with Hawks.
13-10 Hawky lands at Someplace: violates trespass laws
12-10 Hawky looted some other place
Etc etc

Set out ways in which realms adhere or not to agreed behavior, so you know if they have operated outside that. Allow the ruler out judge to ' clear history' if those actions get paid off, compensated or swept under the rug (and to stop people bringing up the past!). Put those actions on a timer.

I reckon it would be great.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 13, 2015, 08:04:20 AM
More structure there would be great yes. I'm not sure how high on the todo list it would be. It is unfortunate that people are going to interpret words like "ally" or "peace" or even "war" differently. But that could be considered a feature. After all that happens in real life too. Politics and war are a messy business.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on July 13, 2015, 08:40:29 AM
Have to say though, as far as playing nice goes, you're doing ok.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Gustav Kuriga on July 13, 2015, 05:47:41 PM

An alliance simply means an agreement exist. For example GF realms are allied, yet our pact does not entitle people to unquestioned support. The fact you were allied meant we could expect that you possibly would assist, or would attempt to apply pressure in the matter. Attacking without declaration though, that is bandit level deceit.

I'm not sure what your definition of alliance is, but for most people it is two realms that will assist each other attacked. The part that requires a declaration is if they join an assault against another realm's settlements. And bandit level deceit? Now you're just being delusional, stupid, or both. If you didn't foresee them coming to aid the other realm from the outset, then don't blame them for your inability to put two and two together on the diplomacy screen.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Roran Hawkins on July 13, 2015, 05:59:11 PM
He means that there are different kinds of alliances with different 'terms and conditions'. Additionally, noone is forcing them to actually come and help you, be it an intentional betrayal or not.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 13, 2015, 11:32:52 PM
I'm not sure what your definition of alliance is, but for most people it is two realms that will assist each other attacked. The part that requires a declaration is if they join an assault against another realm's settlements. And bandit level deceit? Now you're just being delusional, stupid, or both. If you didn't foresee them coming to aid the other realm from the outset, then don't blame them for your inability to put two and two together on the diplomacy screen.


Really? Look at wars within our own history. When people come to the aid of allies they still generally issue a formal declaration of war. Of course we foresaw them coming to aid, and even if we didn't, we saw them moving troops for several days before the first engagement. Had you bothered to read the entire thread instead of attempting to prove yourself smarter then everyone else, you would have seen that mentioned several times.


My CHARACTER is annoyed that they attacked without formal declaration. That is how he is, he believe in certain niceties and procedures. Everyone else understands this, question why you do not.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 14, 2015, 12:17:03 AM
In modern history at least, wars have been rarely declared at all, let alone before hostilities begin. Look at the list of "conflicts" in recent American history for instance.

Wars are often not declared BEFORE hostilities begin. That having been said, your character can be annoyed by that lack of etiquette all he wants!
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Vamking12 on July 14, 2015, 12:31:50 AM
Plus Arrakesh is a empire now you attack the Arsains, you attack us.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 14, 2015, 01:21:27 AM
In modern history at least, wars have been rarely declared at all, let alone before hostilities begin. Look at the list of "conflicts" in recent American history for instance.

Wars are often not declared BEFORE hostilities begin. That having been said, your character can be annoyed by that lack of etiquette all he wants!


Why would modern history, with conflicts against groups without a sovereign entity be related to this? War declarations since the formation of the UN have been sparse, but even before that, in the 1700-1800's the practise feel out of favour. In the ancient world and medieval world, the practise was far more prevalent as honour and individual reputations were important. The Peloponnesian War for example is largely regarded to have arisen from a sneak attack by the Thebans.


In fact the Medieval period was when the concept that only the head of state could declare war arose and well as the concept of the just or legitimate war which required justifications for conflict. Did everyone adhere to it, of course not. Was their serious political and person repercussions, generally yes.


Plus Arrakesh is a empire now you attack the Arsains, you attack us.


That has no revelance to the entry of Arrakesh into the war, as the relation did not exist at the time.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Roran Hawkins on July 14, 2015, 02:47:05 AM
War was seen as a very serious matter and there were differences between false and righteous wars, and the latter had, at least in theory, very strict requirements. Additionally, since in the real-life Middle Ages honour and dependancy as social currencies mattered so much more in daily life and political interaction than in-game, those 'chivalric rules' were generally adhered to.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Gustav Kuriga on July 14, 2015, 06:50:54 AM
War was seen as a very serious matter and there were differences between false and righteous wars, and the latter had, at least in theory, very strict requirements. Additionally, since in the real-life Middle Ages honour and dependancy as social currencies mattered so much more in daily life and political interaction than in-game, those 'chivalric rules' were generally adhered to.

I do believe you confuse the popular perception of the middle ages with the reality.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on July 14, 2015, 07:15:49 AM
The conflict has ended, hopefully fun was had by all.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Roran Hawkins on July 14, 2015, 07:48:02 AM
I do believe you confuse the popular perception of the middle ages with the reality.
I did say that that was the theory. Of course it was vastly different in reality, but the very fact that it was a concept that was thought about and defined clearly says some important things already.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 16, 2015, 03:37:01 AM
"I also want you to know something - the rest of the realm will know it soon. Menaka Sangvari Verakesh Sul-Artha, the ancient Queen of the Arrakesh, whom I met during my years as a wanderer and who chose me to protect her people - is coming. I do not know how I know this. I feel it; I hear the savage drums that herald her presence in the back of my mind."

- Ganthor Vendaran to his most trusted Advocates.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on July 16, 2015, 04:17:53 AM
Ganthor Vendaran to his most trusted Advocates.

Someone should tell him at least one of them is not so trusty!  ;)
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 16, 2015, 04:49:36 AM
He suspects this. Many events seemed too... Coincidental. Perhaps he lacks the cold heart or ruthless resolve of most leaders to root them out.  It is what it is. He suspects a group he has taken great pains to befriend - hopefully he will win them over in the end.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: netforce10 on July 16, 2015, 06:26:13 AM
Someone should tell him at least one of them is not so trusty!  ;)

I think I may need to pay more attention, as I have no clue who it would be.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Dystopian on July 20, 2015, 03:23:59 PM
F%#$ing Asrians man.



Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: FARevolution on July 20, 2015, 03:43:07 PM
To be fair, my character warned Ganthor of the Asrians.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Daemon DeadKing on July 20, 2015, 03:44:51 PM
The Asrians are cool right ?
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Roran Hawkins on July 20, 2015, 03:51:30 PM
axeclothplis ;D
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Dystopian on July 21, 2015, 03:08:22 AM
Never really got to meet the Asians besides threatening to put their heads on pikes if they betrayed us.

Just happy to have the chance ;D
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: FARevolution on July 21, 2015, 03:15:11 AM
Never really got to meet the Asians besides threatening to put their heads on pikes if they betrayed us.

Just happy to have the chance ;D


You've never met an asian? Damn, must be hard getting your pc fixed.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on July 21, 2015, 03:41:16 AM
I'm sure Asrian heads will end up on sticks, probably as a big hood ornament of sorts for Ad-Alkot. It's pretty obvious conflict can't be avoided forever at this point.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Daemon DeadKing on July 21, 2015, 04:18:10 AM
It seems that the peeps in Arrakesh like heads on sticks these days .


Btw i heard the Asrians were super duper cool  8)
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on July 21, 2015, 04:27:45 AM
I, for one, commend the Asrians for making things interesting in the south.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Vamking12 on July 21, 2015, 03:09:27 PM
Damn southeners
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Dystopian on August 11, 2015, 03:45:42 AM
So... The Asrians are dead now. Hurrah?
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: FARevolution on August 11, 2015, 03:55:36 AM
So much for a prideful family that claimed they defended and heard the will of their people just to abandon them to their fate.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Roran Hawkins on August 11, 2015, 04:02:41 AM
A moment of silence for axe-cloth barbarian empire.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on August 11, 2015, 04:53:15 AM
Interestingly, neither Asran Deadking nor his son have yet been found...
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Dystopian on August 15, 2015, 04:06:48 AM
So I can't login to either of my characters right now, when I log in to Dorian all it gives me is the map, which doesn't work and status which sends me to an error saying "Character is required but missing, log in again." Needless to say logging in again doesn't work. Is the server down?
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Nascien on August 15, 2015, 04:11:35 AM
Yes, I have the same problem.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Dystopian on August 15, 2015, 04:16:31 AM
Nah its fixed itself, server was probably doing its thing updating or something.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on August 15, 2015, 05:44:57 AM
Ganthor has the "Xerarch" trait which I must say is perfect for him.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Dystopian on August 15, 2015, 06:02:26 AM
Yeah these traits are pretty cool. Kind of random though.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on August 15, 2015, 06:04:57 AM
They seem kind of random at first, and they are. But they clearly follow family lines. Which is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tom on August 15, 2015, 09:25:48 AM
The upload was incomplete and broke the game, sorry. I fixed it when I noticed it.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Vamking12 on September 22, 2015, 04:22:21 AM
Civil war? Allll yas we're gonna have a civil war
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on September 22, 2015, 07:40:53 AM
We prefer the term "domestic conflict," thank you very much!
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on September 22, 2015, 10:59:22 PM
It is very nice Teri goes out of his way to cause some havok while things are quiet. A shame everyone jumps into the bandwagon to kill him in order to grab a slice of his lands. People are quite risk-adverse over here. Well, that, and the fact that Teri is not the most diplomatic rebel, albeit he has not the worst cause.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Vamking12 on September 23, 2015, 01:02:57 AM
None of my three vassals chose to help me to defend, kinda sad they jumped on the bandwagon of ' kill him! "


Could of had a interesting war.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on September 23, 2015, 04:52:47 AM
Unfortunately the hapless Duke of East Arrakesh chose a deeply unpopular course of action on which to make a stand. You can't expect people to role play their characters as supporting something they view as irresponsible.

Soon, the Silent Empress will start to speak I think. When she does, things may change quickly.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on September 23, 2015, 05:04:14 AM
He basically took slumberblighted land and didn't accept his land being stolen as a punishment. I think my character would have a hard time breaking his oath with his liege over so little as that.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on September 23, 2015, 05:19:12 AM
Salient point; it could have been worse I suppose. Kind of surprised to hear ALL the vassals turned.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on September 23, 2015, 06:39:29 AM
Why is someone punished over slumberblighted land?
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on September 23, 2015, 06:55:08 AM
The land was part of another realm.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on September 23, 2015, 08:19:01 AM
The land was part of another realm.


If the other realm is Elysium, so what. They complain internally but have never made any effort to retake the land, or any threats.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: netforce10 on September 23, 2015, 11:55:56 AM
I'm quite disappointed it didn't end up in a massive split instead of what it now is. if Teri had been more diplomatic then he might have gotten me on board quite easily, I even planned on not doing much as so many people jumped on it immediately but alas, my character's husband pulled her into the conflict.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: FARevolution on September 23, 2015, 12:36:21 PM
That's why before rebelling one should seek allies and gain support instead of just outright war, kind'a boring 1 vs everyone.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Harriman on September 24, 2015, 01:36:26 AM
Yes the land taken was the land from [size=0px]Elysium.  Some argued it should have been taken by more diplomatic means and most are scared that thier allies will come down on us for it.[/size][/color]
[/size][/color]
[/size][size=0px]I think the larger issue though is the people are bored.  Some have large amounts of troops and nothing to do with them.[/size][size=0px]

[/size][size=0px]Yes Teri should have had more allies if he planed to revolt he claims he did but none have shown themselves.[/size][size=0px]

[/size][size=0px]As far as I know only the lands of Terri have been taken.  Yes some have looked to take lands of the others but are still waiting to see if the owners will respond or if they will rejoin Arrakesh or aid Terri.[/size][size=0px]

[/size][size=0px]ONe thing I find disapinting is the lack of defense of Teri's buidlings.  We have had little to do recently but both of his settlments had little forces defending them and one without a palaside.  For someone who enjoys praying on the week these are poor defense.[/size][size=0px]

[/size][size=0px]I look forward to seeing what the silent Emperesss says.[/size][size=0px]

[/size][size=0px]There have ben so many things that begin to start up but then fall flat on thier face because of the recent errors or  people just lose interest.[/size][size=0px]
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on September 24, 2015, 01:48:31 AM
Yes the land taken was the land from [size=0px]Elysium.  Some argued it should have been taken by more diplomatic means and most are scared that thier allies will come down on us for it.[/size][/color]

[size=0px]I think the larger issue though is the people are bored.  Some have large amounts of troops and nothing to do with them.[/size][/color]

[/size][size=0px]Yes Teri should have had more allies if he planed to revolt he claims he did but none have shown themselves.[/size]

[/size][size=0px]As far as I know only the lands of Terri have been taken.  Yes some have looked to take lands of the others but are still waiting to see if the owners will respond or if they will rejoin Arrakesh or aid Terri.[/size]

[/size][size=0px]ONe thing I find disapinting is the lack of defense of Teri's buidlings.  We have had little to do recently but both of his settlments had little forces defending them and one without a palaside.  For someone who enjoys praying on the week these are poor defense.[/size]

[/size][size=0px]I look forward to seeing what the silent Emperesss says.[/size]

[/size][size=0px]There have ben so many things that begin to start up but then fall flat on thier face because of the recent errors or  people just lose interest.[/size]


As the leader of Hawks, I thought I made it clear to Arrrakesh that even IF we moved to retake the land, we would not expand any conflict outside of the regions taken from Elysium. That though largely would depend on even having some new players to take over the area, the sub realm of Sakura has been inactive for a long time. EI came to an arrangement with Elysium over their Northern untended settlements, it was likely something could have been arranged for the settlements already taken in the south.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Harriman on September 24, 2015, 02:12:18 AM
That specific was not brought to the whole realm.  I only know what the Wyvernknight family heard.


But also like I said part of the problem is the realm is bored and looking for something to do.  We where denied the chance to expand north  though more diplomatic ways so we found ways from within to amuse ourselves for the time being.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on September 24, 2015, 02:38:21 AM
Yes, I think the realm does need something to do.  Guess I will have the Empress speak soon; to be honest I was waiting to see how the Black Order and Void thing I keep hearing about would play out.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on September 24, 2015, 03:35:57 AM
Reasons why befriending all your neighbours does not pay off.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Harriman on September 24, 2015, 04:06:38 AM
The back order still may happen but right.now the void would be one-sided anyway.


We are onlyn friends.with or negbors to the east.


We can not be to.aggressive because of deal with hawks.


The isseue with those to the north is thier allies.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Aly_Fontaine on October 16, 2015, 12:21:06 AM
Goodnight sweet Prince. Now all original Arrakeshi lords are no more. What happened?
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on October 16, 2015, 03:52:27 AM
Drinking sacrificial blood seems to be bad for your health if you are not an Emperor, they say.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on October 16, 2015, 05:26:57 AM
Something deeply confusing and divisive! What shall become of the southern realms now? Only time will tell. Don't forget Alexander is still alive and is now Prince of Arrakesh, so the bloodline has not died out. Not to mention Artemis...
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on October 16, 2015, 05:43:43 AM
Ah, but the taint runs through the veins of Artemis.

Strife and division in what was supposed to be a gathering of union and comradeship, as envisioned by Ganthor... What a shame!

Many questions are still unanswered: who killed the Prince? What has driven everyone to act so strangely? What is taking such a toll on the health of the Veseryan? Will the fiery Arrakeshi submit to their new Emperor? What the hell is/was the evil-looking Empress thinking?
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ehndras on October 21, 2015, 11:15:00 AM
...Son of a bitch! I just hit backspace and just lost a 20+ paragraph post of original material and out of context discussion regarding the Order, plus two hours of editing of prior things I've written. Bah! I'll try this again tomorrow. Running on 3 days no sleep is a no-no. Ah screw it Ill try this one more time with NO backspace.


Creator of the Order of the Black Star here.


Matron-Speaker Lysandra Gault-Moore (Arrakesh/Black Order)
Stewardess Septima Luciana Thorbrandr (Arrakesh- steward character)
Count Alekhsandr Aurea (Arrakesh - Count)
Seer, Warrior-Priest, & Count Maximilian Vvaros Aurea af Tutroleigh (Grand Historian of Ascalon)
Ehndras Aurea (Eldamar / Erstes)
Magnus Decimus Aurelius Gault (Doarhus)
Arh'ala Azharod (Ryne)
Reaver Blackmoore (Void)
Pestilence (Void)


Wow, just realized. One open slot left... Hmm... Where can I join that the Black Order would be welcomed?


So effectively, I called upon <bullshit excuse #3>, the "Ordos Tenebrae", roughly, "Shadow / Black / Dark Order", Arrakesh seceded from the Southern Empire, and I'm about to create the Black Order as a sub-realm of Arrakesh until I can get some foreign land somehow, with which I'll then create the Black Order as a monastic independent neutral realm - the anti-thesis of the Void. I plan on the Order being benevolent for a time, attracting many to its hallowed halls, and then becoming corrupted and eventually becoming a pain in the ass much like the Void is right now. Reformations will occur, realms will be sundered, estates will be taken, visions will be seen, apocalypse will be prophecized, splinter groups will arise, Vanguards will go insane and become living monsters, Order Chapters will be burned and conquered by realms who view us as heretics due to the previously-mentioned ideas, Speakers-Elect will become corrupt, Lysandra will die and the new ruler will have a totally different personality, and all sorts of other fun planned things will happen. But that comes later. Way later.

In the interest of not making this post absolutely insanely long, I'll just post the most pertinent post, even if it was written while half asleep and is honestly a pile of crap. Cheers.

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[/size][size=78%] ((OOC: Sorry for the wall of text, folks! Alexander Varakhul Vendaran, I restructured the message I just sent you. Once I wrote it, and read some more frustrating messages about everyone disagreeing incessantly, I realized I might as well pull the card and see what happens. Lets shake the bush and see what falls out. Just remember, adhering to the Order is by choice. You can kindly say no without issue, no need for threats and such, especially considering how the Order lacks the military power necessary to take a damn thing by force. Much like the Void, the Order should be elective. I won't force anyone to participate in the Order's RP... Not yet at least. ;) ))[/size]


If you all cannot agree, then by the power entrusted in me as Matron-Speaker of the Order of the Black Star, I shall be forced to intervene.


As in times of old, the Black Order held strategic territories in-trust - outposts and strongholds through which the Vanguard would strike at the heart of darkness. Beacons of light and hope in an ocean of shadows and deceit, from which we watched over the unity of Man. From these strongholds we armed the populace, trained them to fight the vile Spawn, sheltered the victims of conquest, watched over neighboring nations' borders, and safeguarded the peace between partner realms. The ancient treaties that grant the Order its rights existed prior to the God Wars - it was once considered a divine dictum: God's Law upon Man. A divine order to uphold their vision and combat the Void by any means necessary. An Order against all Darkness. That is my charge.


By this divine dictum, I was chosen as Matron and Speaker of the Order of the Black Star - to bring the holy fire of retribution against all agents of the Dark Star Rising. Under the Ordos Tenebrae, I may call upon nations to donate or relinquish the necessary tools with which to fight the Void. As it falls beneath the laws of the Order, I may conscript prisoners and free-men, even traitors due for execution and turn them into Vanguard - that their lives may serve a greater purpose in death. By divine right, I may kill good, loyal men whose actions hold the potential to damage the collective struggle of Humanity against the darkest of tides. I may call for the creation or dissolution of alliances and realms in the fact of the Void's advance. So you see: by the power of this divine dictum, I have been chosen to hold incredible power in-trust, and as such, must watch my words and actions carefully. I cannot allow myself to sacrifice the virtues of justice, honesty, diligence, and empathy for the sake of my ambitions. I live to serve the Order, which lives to serve Mankind - whether it agrees with our methods or not. Whether some Men wish it or not. It is our charge to sacrifice ourselves to the good of Collective Man - despite the consequences. I will likely never marry, as I doubt any man would marry a woman such as I. I will never watch my own seed flower in womb, my children grown to fight for virtue and justice - and the continuation of my bloodline. I will never be trusted and loved as others do - I will always be an outsider, and by the will of the Gods, I accept that.


It is not in the Order's best interest to initiate a civil war within the Southern Convocation, which I shall continue to call it so long as I feel the Southern Empire is ill-formed. I shall do so if it is necessary to the Convocation's survival against the Void, but only then. The Order has built empires, and it has demolished them... But such a path shall inevitably lead to distrust and strife, which the Void will swiftly and easily take advantage of. I refuse to echo the mistakes of those who came before me. I will not be a tyrant in the name of the Black Order. Not until it is too late to bring salvation through peaceful means.


If a man must die to save a thousand, then so be it - but I will not make such a judgement call without ample reason, and lack of alternative. The good of the many must always supersede the good of one, but the value of a life must not be diminished in the grand scope of our vision. Without an amalgam of individuals, there can be no society, no empire, no community to save. If we forget the worth of a single man, then we forsake the worth of the whole.


This is the hand I was dealt. The path the Gods chose for me. I chose to embrace it, and for my lifelong dedication and self-sacrifice, I now hold the power, resolve, and wisdom, and skill necessary to forge a new path from the ashes of the old.


Thus, I invoke the most-ancient Ordos Tenebrae - divine call of the Gods against Darkest Void - in the interest of preserving the unity of the South in the face of chaos resplendent.


As in ages past, the Matron of the Black Order may invoke the Ordos and call upon her chosen to represent the Order's comprising body as Aarkonians - Grand Speakers through which the Order shall mediate and act upon its member realms, thus ensuring God's will be done.


Tell me, who among you deserves the title of Aarkhon? Before I submit my personal choice, I ask that each realm submit three candidates for the position of Aarkhon. These individuals cannot be rulers of the realm - they must be a neutral party. Those chosen among the candidates shall oversee their particular realm's activities within this Federation we shall form. As per the Order's Rule of Threes, a trinity ensures the best representation of a people's true will. A trinity per realm ensures the opinions, rights, and concerns of a given realm are presented in as dynamic a way possible, aiding us in removing the chances of miscommunication and unfairness. The Aarkhonian Trinity of a given realm shall discuss among themselves, consulting with their people, before presenting a unified three-fold decision on their realm's behalf. Thus, we eliminate fears of uneven representation in this confusing agglomorated Southern Empire we've unwillingly inherited. Of course, a realm can choose to streamline its representation by electing but one Aarkhon.


((Depending on what you want, either have 3 likeminded folks that will agree with each other and push your agenda, or put 3 opposing opinions for the more interesting results. You could always default to one Archon if you so choose.))


I hereby request the exile of the Empress, that her poison grip may not end another beloved life. We have been led to believe that she is not in command of her faculties, and is thus an incredible danger to herself and others. If this is untrue, and she is well aware of the danger, then she is far more dangerous than we could understand. Where she is exiled to is a matter for further discussion, though I would personally choose an island. The ocean has a certain way of rendering the Void's psychic influence inert. That way, she may be of use to us with minimal risk.


I foresee many difficult, painful choices in our future... But this is why the Gods chose the south to house the Empress. To be the seat of change. The South shall be the hammer that strikes the anvil of the north, crushing the Void between its holy vice-grip.


Who among you would join the Order in federation, echoing the divine breath of our Gods? Who of you shall join us in ensuring the continued survival of the fabric of our societies? The safety of our brethren? The vitality of our homeland?


I live and die in the name of the Black Order and the people it is sworn to protect! My soul belongs to the Order and this union!

Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tom on October 21, 2015, 02:01:19 PM
...Son of a bitch! I just hit backspace and just lost a 20+ paragraph post of original material

I cannot recommend the Lazarus add-on for Firefox enough. It lets you restore form fields even if you deleted the content by accident or closed the window or something. I saved me a lot of times.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ehndras on October 22, 2015, 01:47:10 PM
I cannot recommend the Lazarus add-on for Firefox enough. It lets you restore form fields even if you deleted the content by accident or closed the window or something. I saved me a lot of times.


...You just convinced me, in one fell swoop, to move all my gaming and blogging from Google Chrome to Firefox. Thank you! I can't count how many times a day I lose a large amount of writing, sometimes work-related, forcing me to start over 2-6 hours of work - which I obviously half-ass out of sheer frustration. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Harriman on October 22, 2015, 11:39:46 PM
Also as with all good rp's and plans.  Please allow other players to play along or disrupt things as they end up doing.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on October 27, 2015, 01:52:38 PM

...You just convinced me, in one fell swoop, to move all my gaming and blogging from Google Chrome to Firefox. Thank you! I can't count how many times a day I lose a large amount of writing, sometimes work-related, forcing me to start over 2-6 hours of work - which I obviously half-ass out of sheer frustration. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Which is why I write everything in either google documents or Workflowy.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ehndras on November 09, 2015, 05:32:45 AM
Hey folks. Lets make Arrakesh a bit more interesting. The folks I brought here are bored. What can we do? Too much inactivity at the moment. :| Arrakesh was my more active, fun realm, and now its by far the most dead. Magnus Decimus of the Dominate is now my most active.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on November 09, 2015, 06:06:10 AM
I tried running a variety of concepts past the realm in-character with lukewarm response. I thought the Great Quest, for instance, would have generated better than halfhearted interest. I could always have players voice some ideas OOC. Unless there is a revolt fomenting of course.  ;D
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ehndras on November 09, 2015, 06:29:13 AM
Yeah, lets discuss something OOC. Things seem dead and I don't like it.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on November 09, 2015, 11:24:19 PM
Started a discussion, I'm trying to get some other realm members to step up and make a contribution to the decision of what the realm will undertake next. If you have any ideas, let me know. Mine have been falling flat lately!
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Dorian on November 09, 2015, 11:32:37 PM
Join the Dominate, like you should have from beginning. ;)
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on November 10, 2015, 12:07:40 AM
I like the Dominate. You'll recall I helped come up with some of the ideas for it. We agreed to have the events unfold IC'ly and there was pretty much nothing but push-back from the nobles of Arrakesh. I'd like to see Arrakesh start some periodic traditions of its own (Great Quest etc) instead of dissolving, esp because the Dominate is plenty big as it stands. But I have no problem in principle with adding the territories of Arrakesh into the Dominate if that's what the other players there would prefer.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ratharing on November 10, 2015, 02:25:35 AM
I would have some issues about become that large, and if it were to happen I would push for more decentralization.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on November 10, 2015, 02:36:21 AM
I would have some issues about become that large, and if it were to happen I would push for more decentralization.

Agreed. It would then be huge.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on November 10, 2015, 04:03:45 AM
Would make it the second largest realm.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ehndras on November 10, 2015, 04:17:12 AM
That'd be nice, actually. The South, from what I've heard, has historically been a scattered mess. It'll be cool for a SOUTHERN EMPIRE to rise. ;) Even if it inevitably shatters beneath the weight of bureaucracy...
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Tweeznax on November 10, 2015, 04:28:40 AM
I would say the south has actually slowly marched towards consolidation over time. There was another kingdom, the Asrians, in the southwest near Arrakesh, but they goaded us into a conflict and were annexed. Doarhus was to the east, but was plagued by slumberblight. And now that region is part of the Dominate. Going back even further, there was Sunderheim, Fearia, and probably others.

The game offers no real incentives for splitting off or logistical penalties for being huge, so "blobbing" is a thing. It's on my mechanics wish list. ;)
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: De-Legro on November 10, 2015, 04:41:48 AM
That'd be nice, actually. The South, from what I've heard, has historically been a scattered mess. It'll be cool for a SOUTHERN EMPIRE to rise. ;) Even if it inevitably shatters beneath the weight of bureaucracy...


Yeah not so much. Recall that what you call the south is not what Rathgar call the south. Since they are united by culture where the "south" is not, it is chaotic. The "south" as defined as where these three realms is located is rather new, and the three main realms formed relatively early all things considered. Certainly less of a mess then EI has historically been.


The game offers no real incentives for splitting off or logistical penalties for being huge, so "blobbing" is a thing. It's on my mechanics wish list. ;)


Tough one, several mechanics were trialed in BM, none really satisfactory. Mostly you end up punishing "success" and creating an inhibition to fun for a significant group of people. Rather like the too little war mechanic did.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: henyr on November 10, 2015, 06:50:31 AM
If a realm is becoming to big, I think a better way to resolve the issue than decentralisation, is aggressive centralisation from the leader/s until the subrealms are forced to split up / pick sides etc. I like that the Dominate could easily find itself broken up if things don't go the way of its Archons.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ehndras on April 26, 2016, 06:51:53 PM
Aurea / Tarzath / Gault families are reawakened. Financial situation is in the shit but I got subbed as repayment for a favor to a friend.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ehndras on November 07, 2016, 02:17:48 PM
Is everyone slumbered? :|
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: cred on November 07, 2016, 02:51:56 PM
By the look of it, almost everyone in Arrakesh and Sarantium is slumbered. But the Kenos Republic looks pretty active.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Golden on November 07, 2016, 02:58:23 PM
Is everyone slumbered? :|
As far as I know there are people that are not slumbered, they may soon as they are unresponsive and inactive mostly, you better try your chance with Kenos Republic they are pretty much only active realm in that area.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Ehndras on November 08, 2016, 01:54:41 AM
Figured. One of the Kenos nobles just left Blackwatch, I'm there with Alekhsandr reclaiming my old fortress at Blackwatch.
Title: Re: Arrakesh
Post by: Calion Alcarinollon on July 23, 2018, 01:53:28 AM
This seemed to be a quite vibrant realm while it lasted. May it rest in peace.