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Welcome to Aquitaine, an intermediate to advanced Alternate History role-playing game. This game takes place during the year of 1514 in the newly established country of Aquitaine and its European neighbours, and will eventually expand further into the future. There will be good times and bad times for the characters here as they enter a time rife with as much pleasure as there is peril. We hope you decide to join and become part of our RP-ing family!
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"Emma loved people, and if she could make them happy, that was good enough for her."
Emma Hirst is the youngest daughter of the Hirst family, and has never aspired to anything beyond her God-given station in life. Quiet and kind-hearted, the girl goes about her business in a compassionate and muted manner, entirely unaware of the ambitious plans being made for her by her family. A friendly, innocent person, she brings a balance to the more rough-around-the-edges characters prevalent on the board. No matter what's going on, one can trust that Emma will be looking for the silver lining of the situation.
Quote of the Week
The people, chaos, ran all around,
And no one could nail sanity down.
The building, it just burned to the ground.
You heard it here, the place is changed.
I'm telling you, the place is changed.
While recovering from a mauling in the field Commander Shaft's Iscariot Legion has set up camp near an old Monastery in England. During a routine trip to the nearby town for supplies their man Thurgold was assaulted and injured by highwaymen. One naive failed-monk, Galahad stepped in to play the role of good Samaritan and helped get the man back to his friends. Now the quiet and kind doctor must deal with the Iscariot's cold commander and its most eccentric scout, Ace, if he wants to continue his role as nurse and bring his healing touch to the ill-used men of the mercenary-legion.
Year of our Lord: 1514
Season: Summer Weather: This is the season where the sun is almost always out and shining. Sea travel during the Summer is much safer than during the Winter, and many take advantage of this fact. Expect hot weather, soaring temperatures, and even the occasional light shower.
Member No.: 2
Joined: 14-April 09
Every action has a reaction, and regardless of nationality, faith or allegiance, the death of Arthur, Prince of Wales, had repercussions that none could have ever imagined. It created a panic, sudden change of fates and a young man being thrust into a position he had not been groomed for. Prince Henry, the King's younger son was pushed forward to fill his deceased brother's shoes. It was assigned to him to become the heir to the throne of a Kingdom newly united after years of war, England.
This single event rippled through the courts of France, and arguably caused the creation of a new state, Aquitaine. It was not long before his seat upon the throne was granted, following the death of his father only shortly before. However, all those old ghosts of the family were brought up and rebellion ensued.
Sprouting from the region in southern France previously under English possession, the Duke of Aquitaine took the opportunity as England descended into a brief period of violence and rebellion to seize possession of the territory. Proclaiming himself King over Aquitaine, there was little anyone could do considering the distance and the difficulty for the King of England to travel and quell the betrayal. Propaganda was distributed and loyalists destroyed as the new Kingdom began to take shape, to stabilise before it's giant neighbours could take advantage. The French, thankfully, were busy ridding their shores of the English in the north, and the Spanish more inclined to having a small Kingdom on their doorstep than one of the greater powers. In the end, it was Aquitaine's minor status that saved it from destruction.
There is still plenty to be done in terms of unifying the small country, with rebels still rife around the cities, disrupting trade and harassing obedient citizens. Not only this, but Loyalists remain a problem. Some openly oppose the separation from England, rallying men to their cause as they attempt to oust the new King of Aquitaine through force of arms. Others however, poison the government they hate from the inside, causing trouble and bring mishaps to every venture they can.
And Aquitaine isn't the only country struggling to assert itself in the grand scheme of things. France, Spain, and England all remain respected powers in Europe, and each country has its own problems. An influx of change has swept over Europe, and history is happening now.
Where will your allegiance lie? To a beloved country, a loved one, or to yourself?