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    roboblu reacted to Aleksei for a article, the Council of Five   
    'To the stars who listen.' The Council of Five is made up of the Maharaja and his four Rajs who all rule over their Court. The Council comes together ever so often to discuss various subjects that affect Kalopsia as a whole. While there are many disagreements amongst the Council members, they all are reasonably capable of listening and understanding each other and their claims.
    The Council is a body that represents the citizens of each Court. A Raj may serve it's Court for years, even until death. Their reign depends on various factors: their people if they wish to keep their current Raj or feel it is time for a change, if its found they are erring on the side of trouble, or if the current Raj wishes to release their position which then calls for an election.
    A Raj will always be part of the Council of Five.
    Maharaja Desmond Harsha Indrajit
    · Crown of Elements   Rajs    
     Hasan Inderpal                   Kaseem Inderpal                Aisha Kajal                        Abhay Hari
    · Flame Court.                    · Earthen Court.                 · Water Court.                     · Wind Court.
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    roboblu reacted to The Hummingbird for a article, Crystallo Stella   
    Nation Name: Crystallo Stella
    Capital: Nigrum Stella
    Ruler: Aurora Aequaliter-Nubila
    The underground world of Crystallo Stella extends underground from the north where Raven’s Landing stands, through the mountain range to the south to Saint Desolatus. Entrances to Crystallo Stella are found at the base of Wicker Mountain, and the coast of Raven’s Landing hidden in the face of a cliff. Other entrances have yet to be discovered, or manmade.
    Crystallo Stella's underground location:
    When eyes are first laid upon the capital of Crystallo Stella, ‘Nigrum Stella,’ massive buildings made of stone and quartz can be seen from high altitude on a well-traveled road deep into the mountain. The quartz mimics the sun powering much of the city, other stones give off glows of multiple colors giving a show of lights.
    The building architecture is very similar to the ancient romans, many have the flowing water through the floors to in home baths and mini baths that hold fish or other water living creatures often used as pets or simply food. The houses are held up by the massive carved rock pillars that are often seen to be covered by the green vines of a jungle plant that had adapted to the darker environments, as well as the climate. The roofs are open to the sky made of natural quartz crystal, which is often found incorporated into the structure of the houses, other more high-quality minerals are found in the buildings of the upper-class citizens and public buildings like the royal house and temples. Crystallo Stella appears to be a massive mountain that often changes its formation due to the high priests/priestess manipulating the mountain to allow in the elements (sunlight, rain).
    With a steady 70/80 temperature with humidity mixing with the coolness created by the inside of the mountain. Even with the city being deep within a mountain, a natural jungle supported by the indigenous people allow for massive vines and trees to take over, with the earth having been manipulated to allow for the jungles and water to take over.
    Flora and Fauna
    Outside Crystallo Stella is a thick jungle full of thickly grown trees that cover most of the canopy, moss most often found on the trunks of the trees and on any fallen fauna. Wild flowers can be found in patches where the sun pushes through the canopy much easier. Mushrooms and many other nocturnal growing plant life can be found in the caves and in trunks of the trees. Further into the mountain thick green vines and jungle life oddly grows in the dark, natural minerals like quartz crystal can be seen protruding from the rock face inside the caverns.
    The culture of Crystallo Stella is made up of a mix of different races: Faerie, Dwarves, Elf and Human. The differences can be seen in the architecture of the buildings that were crafted by the Dwarves working with the Fae to give the inside of the mountains life, and magic powered crystals bring light and other items to life for the people.
    The underground City of Crystallo Stella is self-sustaining, every outside village contributes with farms, some specializing in certain crops, animals and the like. No outside commerce has been brought to the City, but with the exposure that will soon change.
    The people worship Mother Nature, and everything given to them by her. The land is the most sacred to them, they’re often seen protecting ancient life like the tree. The high priests and priestesses can be found worshipping in the temple built around a massive tree with a face, or performing rituals for the seasons.
    It is said that the Tree is a link to the Tree of Life, a life line to the great mother Gaia.
    Parks and Recreation
    Landmarks and Monuments
    Silver Stella Castle
    Large white stone carved castle cut from the rock of the mountain give way to the home of the royal family, and birth to the natural spring water that feeds other streams and rivers.
    Luna Lake
    A large natural spring lake that is housed outside the castle of the royal family, often a meeting place for the people and the royal family in times of annual events.
    Divine Rose Tre Temple
    A beautiful massive tree within the waterfall that houses the priests and priestesses that worship and teach about Gaia and all that she has done for her children. Found inside the temple is an odd tree with a face, the source of worship for all the practicing citizens.
    Blue Agate Library of Other Worlds
    The Blue Agate Library can be found carved into the eastern wall of the mountains, the structure donning large carved columns and a roof made from the blue agate. Inside the library is housed works from all over the world of Valucre, pieces that are brought back from travels of outside agents of the royal family. Some of the most delicate of works are kept under lock and key and are often put on display for the people to visit.
    Forgotten Gardens
    Large dome building leading into a garden of many flowers and shrubs that grow from ground to ceiling, the all crystal cut windows allow for the rays of the sunlight to nourish the plant life. This often a popular place for families to visit or for those who are doing a hand fastening.
    Local Government
    The Government consists of the ruler the Queen/King, and a council of Nobles stationed throughout the underground nation of Crystallo Stella. Each of the smaller villages are ran by the nobles, each house cares for their individual citizens managing any crime that may pop up. Each Noble House has a small army that can be called upon in times of war, or diplomatic reasons.
    Academies are found in the central part of the city, it houses the teachings for children as young as 4 years of age, until they mature into young adults. This academy gives them a chance to decide to take on a trade or a specialty at the age of 18 allowing them to join guilds and continue as apprentices.
    Long distances of travel the people of Crystallo Stella can be seen traveling by carriage or horseback.
    Roads and Highways
    Parts of Nigrum Stella is ran through with a large river that came from the waterfalls that stem from the Temple itself. Other water sources can be found deeper in the mountain where smaller villages are stationed. The largest pool of water can be found outside the Castle, the lake provides for a cool place to retreat from everyday stress.
    Cab (mounted horse, etc.?):
    Horse drawn carriage.
    Notable Residents
    Royal Aequaliter-Nubila Family; Queen Aurora Aequaliter-Nubila and Queen Mother, Iris Aequaliter-Nubila.
    Council of Nobles.
    Created by: Eternity
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    roboblu reacted to supernal for a article, About Us   
    Who we are
    Founded: 2004.
    Founder: supernal.
    Administrators: supernal and desolate
    Pronounced: Val-uh-cray
    Mission statement: Make roleplay as fun, accessible, and meaningful as possible
    From server hosting to custom mods to advertising campaigns, Valucre is powered by donations. Every dollar (or pound or euro depending where you are) goes to keeping Valucre alive and helping the site grow. Every member of Valucre's attentive and helpful staff is a volunteer who contributes their valuable time to managing the community.
    Our promise to you
    Short version
    Quality roleplay in immersive settings Flexible RP options: mystery, horror, action, political in the canon world or "anything goes" in Alternative Active and friendly community Helpful staff "New member" specific areas and guides Long Version
    Valucre emphasizes character development and plot driven writing inside of persistent settings, backed by an active community which loves to write, made up of all ages, backgrounds and experiences. What ties us all together is our love of roleplay, writing, and story.
    Valucre is also a bit of a sheep in wolf's clothing. You sign on looking for a place to game and what you end up with are friends and an endless potential to craft stories in one of the longest running roleplay sites on the internet. 
    Register on Valucre and you can change the setting with your characters and your plots too. We're a roleplay community that focuses on exactly that. The roleplay, and the community. 
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    Origin story
    I was 15 and the places I'd go to roleplay were vanishing, either because of technical issues or because of poor management. I got tired of wading through the constant stream of dying sites and decided I should just make my own and see how that goes. I signed up on a free forum host and made Valucre's first incarnation. 
    And then got to work. Instead of hopping around on forums I was hopping around on familiar chat rooms, picking the right time and place to advertise my new and growing website and P.T. Barnum'ing my friends into coming along. 
    The state of roleplay forums at the time gave me the impression that if I became an admin I'd eventually go crazy, but eventually I came to the conclusion that people were just making the job harder for themselves. I treat members the way I'd like to be treated and shape the site around what I want to see and be able to do if I was just a regular member. 
    Here we are today.
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