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So, I'm hoping to have an RP set in the War of the Red Diamond. I don't want to provide a link that will spoil the end for you, but here is a brief introduction as to how it started:

When Emperor Pelagius died, his son Antiochus took power. However, Antiochus was a randy bastard and didn't stay in his wife's bedroom much. So, when their daughter, Kintyra, was born, she was tainted by rumours of bastardy.
When Antiochus died in 3E 120, Potema, Queen of Solitude and Antiochus' sister, used this claim to try and convince the other nobles to support her son, Uriel. However they refused to back her so she went back to her Kingdom in Solitude and began to raise the Nord Kings and Breton Lords in rebellion.
However, her younger brothers, Cephorus and Magnus, who had power in Hammerfell and Black Marsh respectively, supported Kintyra's claim. Many of the Imperials were split between the two sides.

So, I'm hoping this will become a good, intrigue sort of RP. It's set in a time none of the ES games have covered so it's fairly new territory. Everyone will have to create new characters, who I'm hoping will be lords and courtiers, either for Kintyra or Uriel and Potema. Race does not decide it: even though the majority of High Rock and Skyrim supported Potema there were some rebels against.
The setting can either be across Tamriel. We can minimise distance by just saying: X travelled to Y's keep. Or it can be set in the Imperial City, which supports Kintyra's claim but many nobles were against it.
I'm hoping this will contain a lot of intrigue and even, as we are in a war, battle perhaps.

Speaking of battles, how will this work. I have noticed that most individual RPs here tended to have spluttered and died or haven't been organised well. We could avoid the issue completely, as we could be playing as minor nobles and courtiers who won't be in charge of leading an army. But if people do want to involve battles, then those who want to have battles are the ones who lead armies and either have another thread just for battles, or discuss it through PMs and then post the winner. I don't want it on the RP thread.

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Name: Formos Maximus
Race: Imperial
Age: Late twenties, early thirties
Class: Agent

Background: Grew up on the streets of the Imperial City, his ambition served him well as he climbed to the top of the numerous gangs which occupied the city by use of theft, blackmail and corruption. This brought him to the attention of Antiochus, who offered him a life of luxury in return for his services. Naturally, he accepted, though he still kept his street contacts. However, Antiochus' successor, Kintyra, has made the mistake of assuming that Ignatius' reliance on her power is the same as loyalty. While he does not support Potema as of yet, he is certainly keeping his options open.

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Name: Optimus Maximus VIII.

Loyalties: None, more of a free agent.

Ambitions: Wealth and power, well more wealth and power.

Views: Kintyra has power and wealth which he wants but Potema has ambition so he will aid whoever is most beneficial.

Background: Comes from a very wealthy and influential family in Colovia and when he inherited the estate he was quick to make ties with... shady types of people. His wealth comes from mines all over Tamriel and has a large Jazbay wine operation running in Eastmarch as well as running a large trade organization that spans all across the continent. He's also very paranoid and a bit of a perfectionist and a mage but sometimes duels with an Akiviri katana.

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Name: Trentor Calinwor

Race: Orc

Goal: Hired by Kintyra's council, Trentor was assigned to prove her claim to the throne is genuine and investigate Potema's possible threat to her.

Views: although told to prove she is the rightful heir, he holds more dedication to the truth and will bring it to light if it is discovered she is a bastard.

Background: traded to an Imperial family at a young age, Trentor was raised to be much less brutish than Orcs are known to be, however he does at times give in to those feelings. He can hold his own in a fight but prefers to keep by the law and would rather see the guilty be jailed than executed.

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Gylvis Menestys

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Goals- To most his goals are indistinguishable and the company he keeps is sometimes strange and in fact troubling. He seems to be power hungry yet remarkably patient. He seems to strive for something and his eyes burn with this passion yet never is there a moment where this passion or desire becomes clear. In the midst of chaos and uncertainty he seems the most alert, delighted/excited, and at home. Currently his most clear goal is to act as a counselor on affairs of war while gathering "Interesting" information on ...opponents. He also is currently acting as a liaison to important groups and houses in morrowind.

Views- He believes that though it would be interesting to see a bastard on the ruby throne it is best for him to support a more sustainable claim. He has chosen for the moment to pledge loyalty to Potema and her claim for her son's right to the throne.

Background- He is approximately 120 years old though oddly there is little information of his early life and what there is proves of no interest to most. There is an odd gap where he seemingly disappears for almost 30 years before showing up and making grand moves to gain power and wealth within morrowind. Within ten years his name and lineage of have granted him the ability to ascend to an affiliate or representative to Imperial organizations such as the East Empire Trading Company. Within 7 years of obtaining his new position trouble began to brew within the imperial government. He began to work at warming himself up to the extended family of the emperor particularly those in skryim. When the throne came under dispute he found that his quick workings and machinations had come to fruition and he was thrust in to a position of power as a counselor and information expert.

Sarin Strdr

First name: Reimas
Surname: Argos
Race: Nord
Age: twenty six
Appearance: Long dark red hair and thick beard, a scar runs down his face just under his eye. Hazel eyes and a ever so slightly larger build.
Gender: male
Title: Lord
Birthsign: Warrior
Faction: N/a
Personality: He is a well educated nord who is always ready to draw his axe if the need arises. relatively calm and relaxed.
Backstory: He was raised on a farm by his fathers servants teaching him humility and respect. he was well educated and taught to fight as all nords are by the servants. he stayed on the farm until his father died of heart failure in the night. He took power over night and quickly he began making ties with other lords and merchants. he looked to other northern lords to gain more political power but was sent away told he was but a boy. Angered he challenged the old lord to armed combat and won with use of his huge battle axe. he aspires to become more noted by other lords and acquire a high political position.
Skills: he knows how t present himself in a courtly manner but is also skilled in the use of large Axes.
Challenges: he is young and generally ignored by most lords older than him. He doesn`t like being thought of less than other lords.
Best memory: Gaining power from his deceased father.
Worst memory: Being insulted but a older lord who he challenged to armed combat for the insult.
Religious and Political View : Arkay is his god for he is no stranger to death. He backs Kintrya as he sees he claim to be the most legitimate being the daughter of the previous emperor.

Archmage Alator

First name: Dunard

Surname: Virane

Race: Breton

Age: 35

Appearence: A tall and pale man with long black beard and hair with blue eyes.

Titles/occupation: Lord of the Virane family, Master-wizard of the Council of Arcanea.

Skills: He is a master of Mysticism. He is also skilled in destruction and alternation. He has skill with a blade aswell and usually fight as a spellsword.

Backstory: He was born in the castle of the Viranes in the Mountains of High Rock, he were the firstborn son and became the lord of the family not so long ago when his father Uthyn died in an ambush made by brigands. He started creating Alliances with other noble families and are engaged in the politic of High Rock. Though without the knowing of most he sits high in the Council of Arcanea and are running jobs for the Archmage from time to time.

Best memory: Casting his first spell.

Worst memory: His father died.

Personality: Proud and intelligent, and leading comes naturally to him. Ofetn has hard to admit when he are wrong about something.

Religious views: He worships the eight divines and Magnus.

Political views: He supports Magnus and High Rock, he is a staunch enemy of Potema.

Miasmador

First name: Fyrin

Surname: Daelos

Race: Altmer

Gender: Female

Age: 47

Appearance: Tall, dark golden skin, amber eyes and long grey hair.

Skills: One handed, restoration, destruction and illusion.

Political views: Supports Potema.
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Well actually Potema conquered Skyrim and High Rock by suprise and took Power that way...

I will look if Alator is still alive by the time of this war lol


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(August 8th 2013, 09:24 AM)Archmage Alator Wrote: Well actually Potema conquered Skyrim and High Rock by suprise and took Power that way...

I will look if Alator is still alive by the time of this war lol

Actually, many nobles supported her claim. After all, it was a good one. Don't forget, Kintyra was most likely a bastard.

And Alator will not be alive. This is 400 years after the war. Don't overpower you character. If he was 400 years old then he would be famed as the "Human who became immortal". And I want everyone to be one equal footing, more or less.


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(August 8th 2013, 09:35 AM)Iogairn Wrote:
(August 8th 2013, 09:24 AM)Archmage Alator Wrote: Well actually Potema conquered Skyrim and High Rock by suprise and took Power that way...

I will look if Alator is still alive by the time of this war lol

Actually, many nobles supported her claim. After all, it was a good one. Don't forget, Kintyra was most likely a bastard.

And Alator will not be alive. This is 400 years after the war. Don't overpower you character. If he was 400 years old then he would be famed as the "Human who became immortal". And I want everyone to be one equal footing, more or less.

Oh, but he died Before the war :P he died shortly after Tiber Septim got the throne.


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...that's about 300 years after the war but...OK, it doesn't affect the RP...


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I were just joking with you :P when I said if I should look if he were alive. But actually there are many Telvanni and other mages that are immortal or live for very long...


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Telvanni are Dunmer and that mage guy in Morrowind was unique. I remember him being famed for what I said above.

On another note, are you for battles or against them?


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(August 8th 2013, 09:39 AM)Iogairn Wrote: ...that's about 300 years after the war but...OK, it doesn't affect the RP...

Wait I remembered wrong, he died in 2E 702.

Not too many battles, but I'm with if you are planning on having a few.
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(August 8th 2013, 09:43 AM)Archmage Alator Wrote:
(August 8th 2013, 09:39 AM)Iogairn Wrote: ...that's about 300 years after the war but...OK, it doesn't affect the RP...

Wait I remembered wrong, he died in 2E 702.

Not too many battles, but I'm with if you are planning on having a few.


Tiber Septim got the throne at the end of the second era the Red Diamond war is 3-4 generations after that.

Anyway a curious RP it might be a little difficult to create a character as a noble or person with lots of influence though. As for battles a lot of the Wolf Queen books have more political battles than actual bloodshed and it might be fun to play a role like that for a change.


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I already got a noble but I didn`t put him down you want us to be imperial or any race he`s a Dumner vamp born way long ago first Era in fact. I`ll probably do him up for my Rp I`m doing I just posted it actually I`m getting off track now sorry


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I will do a bit of thinking, but I may use a descendant of one of my character as the character for this as all of them would be long gone except Kaaos who's fate is left to every reader to decide lol when I write that story that is though I am playing it out in the rp about a trip to akavir.

I really like this idea especially about pming about the battles then posting winners maybe give a quick summary of how it went, but I am all in on this roleplay man. I think I will have to think about this, but this sounds really fun and could turn out very interesting and for those who end up on the same side to appearances that is we can pm and plan and all that make this truly a plot and intrigue thing haha. I love the idea man looking forward to when your ready for this.

I really agree with Took on the whole political debate and battles in the court rather than warfare. I think some duels tournaments test of honor some assassination attempts that kind of stuff could make this a wonderfully lively roleplay.
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(August 8th 2013, 06:16 PM)Took an arrow in the knee Wrote:
(August 8th 2013, 09:43 AM)Archmage Alator Wrote:
(August 8th 2013, 09:39 AM)Iogairn Wrote: ...that's about 300 years after the war but...OK, it doesn't affect the RP...

Wait I remembered wrong, he died in 2E 702.

Not too many battles, but I'm with if you are planning on having a few.


Tiber Septim got the throne at the end of the second era the Red Diamond war is 3-4 generations after that.

Anyway a curious RP it might be a little difficult to create a character as a noble or person with lots of influence though. As for battles a lot of the Wolf Queen books have more political battles than actual bloodshed and it might be fun to play a role like that for a change.

*sigh* Dont you Think that I know when he got the throne? I remembered wrong when my char died.
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Ok, I'll join, though I'll have to think about a character. Glad we're not going to have any major battles, as you said, they always seem to die. But yes, I will join...


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I will join if that's okay with you, I think I'll do an Imperial noble who's a free agent kind of thing with lots of connections and power and is very wealthy and influential that type of stuff.


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do we need to sign up now or will the rp start open?
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