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    Name: Kingdom Bardhyl
    Moniker: The White Star
    Population: ~1,000,000
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    Contact: @Aleksei
    Ruler: Queen Olympia Melisende
    Government: Governance of the city is shared by a selected order chosen by Olympia. Decision-makers are selected on the basis of their expertise in their given area of responsibility and their aptitude towards bettering the City. Those selected either have strong political backgrounds or limited backgrounds towards the political field, yet they still have an immense effect on the City. Members operate under the same title.
    The Keepers: An order of expert observers and seers who are dedicated to preserving the balance within the city. Combining their common knowledge of the city and their understanding of the general needs of the people, they have come together to form a group of individuals who strive to obtain balance that has been lost to Shrine City for years. The identity of each Keeper is hidden to ensure the balance is not disrupted by people's known association with a Keeper.
    Keepers have preached against corruption such as selfishness, arrogance, and pride as they are considered acts of imbalances in one's life. A part of this balance, the Keepers accept technology while living in harmony with the natural world. Understanding that in order for their City to grow and its people to live in prosperity, change is an acceptable form of shift.
    Keeper Council: Comprised of individuals who decide on all courses of action whether it be criminal sentences, discussing issues among the Council, economic problems, etc.
    Bardhyl still stands after the Southern Schism and has been relatively prosperous since. The people of Bardhyl are hardy, strong, and incredibly pragmatic people who have lived through the bitter end of imperial rule. Having taken the throne after her brother, Neronius, Olympia has changed the Kingdom for the better. She is a kind ruler, perhaps a bit too naive, but is a woman built to rule and thus far has done a stable job doing so.
    The Kingdom of Bardhyl is built with the great cluster of mountains at its South, and access to the bay to the west through a grand canal that connects the Kingdom to the bay. This has allowed the Kingdom both access to vast stores of precious metals and minerals and great fertile valleys during the planing season. These factors have made the Kingdom self-sufficient, an aspect that has assisted in its rebuilding after the Southern Schism.
    Bardhyl itself has natural protection. To its rear, a vast cluster of mountains protects it from most enemies, as many will surely die attempting to cross the magnificent mountains. When the Kingdom is approached, you are faced with the high white wall of the outer ring. To its front is the fertile river valley; the soil is tilled deep during the spring and summer months, and due to the rain can often become deep mud traps for an advancing army or curious traveler.
    In the winter, it is far more treacherous. The cold is biting and with the lack of trees, as they have been cleared for farmland, the wind can kill an unwary man in a moment. Blizzards can come without warning, and fog can shroud the view. This makes the footing treacherous, and those unwary crossing the frozen rivers can find themselves drowning beneath the ice. While these factors might not destroy an army on their own, they will affect morale. Bardhyl soldiers are well versed in surviving these times, often using them to hit the foe with unconventional war tactics. Attacking in the whiteout of a blizzard, striking from the dense fog, and then disappearing just as quickly as they came.
    It was once said the Kingdom is a nightmare to siege and a jewel to defend. Both are true. When Bardhyl, formerly Shrine City, had been the capital of the Cold South and attacked during the reclamation, it was no small feat. Several insurgent-led attacks were launched on Shrine City proper, and it took months for there to be any success - but there was. Some say it had been a culmination of many things that led to Shrine City's downfall: Nero's lack of rule, people growing uneasy with the Corvinite influence, and the general distrust towards the royals, Shrine City was meant to fall.
    The Bardhyl Kingdom is a swell of curves and high walls and enormous, tapered spires. Technology still runs within the veins of Bardhyl, but the schism had caused the kingdom to step back to its once basic roots. Shops and homes are rustic in nature, their rooftops colorful, their forms shaped from brick and concrete; everything decorated plainly with foliage and flowers of choice. Bardhyl does not give off the imposing aura it once had, all who travel here are swathed in the feeling of home and comfort.
    The kingdom is split into five rings with an island smack in the middle. Three of the rings are waterways filled using the water coming from the bay; a large canal connects the kingdom to the bay, allowing ships to travel to and from the kingdom with ease. The other two rings are land and they both serve different purposes to the people.
    Map of Bardhyl: Click here!
    Outer water ring (3 stades wide - 0.555 km):
    Used for immediate travel, where people enter and leave by waterway. This place is usually congested, but all water fairing vehicles are guided through the waterway to ensure no problems arise from people entering and leaving.
    Outer land ring (3 stades wide - 0.555 km):
    The largest ring out of them all here you will find the market place and famous greenhouses. Enjoy the cozy hangouts and the family-run restaurants that serve a variety of tasty dishes. Delve into the various markets that litter the ring! It’s here where a majority of Bardhyl’s people reside.
    Middle land ring (2 stades wide - 0.37 km):
    A very active ring, the middle water ring is home to the various educational institutions that are free to attend for anyone -inside and outside of the kingdom. The Queen is known to often visit this area often, sharing her knowledge with anyone willing to listen.
    Middle water ring (2 stades wide - 0.37 km):
    The least active water ring of them all, there are a few ships that populate its waters, but the ring is mostly left as a scenic piece than anything else. Various exotic underwater plants can be found and harvested here. Aside from their beauty, some of the plans are used as medicine, while others play a functional role in maintaining the equilibrium of the ecosystem, some are even harmful and fairly dangerous.
    Inner water ring (1 stade wide - 0.185 km):
    This ring is privately used by the royal family and is very similar to the middle water ring.
    Island (5 stades in diameter):
    Home to the royal family, this island is a private spot where entrance into is often regulated. Queen Olympia enjoys her privacy and prefers to meet her people outside the walls of Ravenscar, her family’s home. For certain events the island is open to anyone and everyone, outside of that it is a quiet island.
    Original: @Alexei
    Edits: @Aleksei
     
           
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    Aleksei got a reaction from Phoebe in Externus: Scouring the Bay   
    Most unusual is what some would say. The canal itself is a dominant feature of the Bardhyl Kingdom as it leads out to the bay that slithers into the outstretched sea. A majority of the imports that come into the vast kingdom happen through the canal, making it a unique hotspot, even on a slow day such as this one. It would be unusual to see no one upon the waters, more unusual not to know such a canal existed for it leads to a city that is anything but small.
    Unusual and extremely eventful. Bardhyl has kept to itself for the last half-year, quietly working its way back from the dust of battle and tainted history. There was a time the place was loud about its existence, letting everyone know that it is here through power and regality. Now, it would not be a surprise if anyone knows that it still exists - a hopeful wish. The hands that have crafted the mighty kingdom have changed. No longer are warmongers and their ilk sitting upon the tainted throne.
    No longer is the silent, silent.
    Their lifeboats would be allowed access to the flowing canal; the waters and the accumulating business would guide them to the gates to the first ring encircling the kingdom. Sectioned into rings, Bardhyl is a magnificent sight to behold.
    The walls keeping the rings together extend 30 feet into the air, and 30 feet beneath the soil; their color is magnificent, pure white like the snowfall Bardhyl is often known for. During the Southern Schism, the walls had been penetrated and brought down, but not completely. Through specific negotiations, the Queen was able to rebuild the mighty walls in a handful of months. Bardhyl was slowly reclaiming its outward glory.
    Once the lifeboats reached the large gates leading into the first ring, they would be stopped (as is protocol allowing any vehicle to come through) by Legionnaires.
    "State your business within this kingdom, please." The gentleman was a young faced man who is not so wet behind the years but hasn't seen the labors of battle. He was tall, handsome, and eager to get this line going, so it doesn't cause congestion on the canal. "If you are doing business, what business is it. If you are meeting with someone, state their name."
    Queen Olympia is not so cruel or power-hungry to turn anyone away, especially when her kingdom has begun to bud. Many sneer at that kind of soft heart, but most are extremely welcome towards it. "If you are newcomers, I suggest you take a right where the rest of that collection is," he says, pointing to a small gathering of ships in varying sizes, "and await directions."
    He feels that with such a large caravan, it is best that they unload their business on someone else and not him. Going to the right meant they would have to leave their lifeboats behind, docked in an area specifically for those entering the city to muck about and then leave. Everyone else with a purpose, they were guided to the other half of the first ring where they'd be left to do their business in peace. Once all matters are settled, the group of new arrivals is free to wander and ask questions, even meet the Queen if she is available.
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    Aleksei reacted to ZachGreedy in Alistair Dreytori   
    statistics   Name: Alistair Dreytori   Alias: Drey   Title: None   Visual Age: 24   Birth Place: Genesaris - on a farm a few weeks outside of Raven's Landing   Race: Normal boring Human   Alignment: Neutral mostly.  Leans towards good intentions.   Gender: Male   Class:  Pending     physiology   Hair: Light brown   Eyes: Green   Height: 6'1"   Weight: 210 lbs   Voice: somewhat deep, likes to take his time    Build: thin but muscular   Condition: healthy, tanned, rough hands     personality   • Outgoing, Alistair is certainly not shy and can sometimes speak out of turn.  He is often smiling, preferring to find joy in life. • Alistair can appear selfish at times with his wishes/desires, and if things are not going his way, will get angry or impatient, though never violent.     likes   • wildlife • a strong ale • carving • fishing     dislikes   • rats, just hates them (both the animal and people who act like one) • boring people • heights     hopes/desire   • to see his family again • to figure out how he came to have his strange palming ability • to seek some adventure     clothing   • simple, plain, common - colors reflective of his upbringing on a farm - brown, dark green, tough.  Wears leather boots.     skills   • farming skills (can milk a cow like a boss...) • hunting - adept enough to create snares and traps • archery - adept enough to shoot an arrow accurately from a prone position • herbalism - basic knowledge taught to him by his mother • reading/writing - can read and write quite well in Genesari • arithmetic - basic math knowledge • wood carving - ability to artistically carve figures, animals, faces or any useful item out of wood     inventory   • dagger, bow, quiver with arrows • winter clothing • backpack, traveling gear (flint/steel, blanket, rope) • wood carving kit     family   Father: Barvin Dreytori (49 years) Mother: Ambernee Dretori (nee Falster) (47 years) Siblings: Barvin (brother, 28 years), Maven (sister, 26 years), Alosyius (brother, 18 years), Satiri (sister, 9 years)     background   Alistair grew up on his family's farm some travel outside of Raven's Landing.  His upbringing was simple and hard - the daily life of a farmer requiring him to be up early and work hard.  He learned all of the rudimentary farming skills, his mother, father and siblings all taking time to ensure he was well-trained.  In the evenings, his mother would teach all the children how to read and write and do basic arithmetic.  She wanted them to know enough to navigate the world outside the farm, and eventually, in their own lives.  As he grew, Alistair focused hard on learning the inner workings of the farm, and would often spend extra time with his father and older brother to learn new skills.  His mother, beyond reading and writing, taught him herbalism, simple remedies he might use for healing, sickness, etc.   When Alistair was 15, he discovered his ability to palm items.  He has not idea how this power actually works, but it began a series of petty thefts where he would procure items neither he or his family could afford.  These thefts continued were some time, until he was 19 years old, when his father found his stash of items.  Unable to explain how they came to be in his possession, and not wanting to divulge his strange ability, Alistair was tossed out of his home.  His mother, however, kept in contact with her son and helped him secure a job on a farm several communities away working for an aging man.  There he worked for several years until the old farmer passed away whose family chose to sell the land.  Now, at age 24, he is on his own, with a little coin in his purse and an unsure future ahead of him.     power   • when he was in his teens, Alistair developed a 'palming' ability.  An item he desired that could fit into his hand or pocket would mysteriously appear some moments after he expressed his wish to possess it.  It is limited to small items and Alistair must speak his wish before it will work, and even then, it does not always manifest.  Regardless, he did abuse the power after he discovered his ability, to the point where he was caught with many stolen items in his possession.        Credits: • Dan: Profile Layout.
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    Aleksei reacted to Malintzin in A Little Night Music [wedding banquet]   
    | The Entry - Heading for the Great Hall |
    He kissed her forehead with such reverence and love that she was briefly flustered. It was rare for them to be united as a family, and even still—Rowan was married to his job and to her, as when they had first met, she was his job. But monsters, as they did, sang to her the siren song of their humanity. It was a thing she valued and cherished and fostered. Now she could enjoy the fruits of her labor.
    Was this the Rowan of before? Raveena wondered.
    Before the agony. There was something to be said about watching a man be stripped of that which made him humane. It was far from pretty, but she had seen it, felt it, even. She remembered his memory when he first became the Chimera. Every mutated cell that set his blood on fire. Every loud crack of bones that broke queerly. The chitinous exoskeleton. Rowan had been reborn as something grotesque and hideous. A refined machine of murder and mayhem, if he so chose.  Spliced to disguise the monster he could become beneath the thin veneer of what little humanity remained; the cold, calculating gaze of a precise killer and the charming smile of a man. It was like her to love a monster.
    She knew Rowan’s song. A song of emptiness and loneliness. A song of remorse and redemption. A longing of something foreign—was it love? And he sang so sweetly, that she listened and joined to harmonize. So gentle she was with his humanity, cupping it softly within her hands. She loved it so, and with time she learned about the Spider. She was unlike any ordinary assignment he had faced. Troublesome and stubborn—barely compliant, much to his chagrin. They would argue back and forth, neither ready to admit the other was right and they were wrong. She thrived on the danger that came with the fulfillment of protecting her people, and he feared the danger she put herself in.
    Rowan Knight was an infection, a disease. It spread across her skin in wild veins of respect and understanding. Spread deep to her bones and blood with unbridled affection. It took root in her heart and became love. They had never had a proper wedding, not with more refugees than they knew what to do with. The council wept after they went through so much trouble to arrange the courting dance to find her a proper suitor, only to acknowledge this man and his ilk as nobles of the court and then be denied the opulence of a wedding their Empress deserved. Perhaps, at the end of it all they would renew their vows and celebrate properly.
    There was something unmatched in this new Rowan, or perhaps he was not new—Raveena was still undecided. The Rowan of before, she never knew. Not in the true sense of the word. She felt him, and protected him, and coerced him to surface where she could. She knew it in the way he changed, slowly, over time. In the way her boys warmed up to him. In the way he seized his chance to be the father he couldn’t before. Rowan had always been an absent parent, but he loved his family none-the-less. Now, things were different, things were changed. His eldest son was to be married, to a poor woman perhaps too pregnant to enjoy the festivities in earnest. Grant was never the best at communication—to communicate he had found his heart’s own, that they were to be married—and, most importantly, they were expecting.
    To say that Raveena reacted gracefully to the news would be a lie.
    But the curl of Rowan’s smile and the genuine joy of seeing his family grow helped her warm up to the idea. Grant fell outside the rules of their imperial coil by the grace of his biological mother’s blood. Grant was considered illegitimate (Raveena hated that wretched word), but still retained the title of an Imperial Prince. He was free to go and love as he wanted to. Still, adult that he was, she couldn’t deny she was mildly hurt by his secrecy but respected the need for privacy. Her first grandchild! She would certainly spoil the newest member of their family. The children were thrilled, and it seemed that across Valucre, the continents were recovering from its own pockets of crisis one joyous occasion at a time.
    She met the eyes of Jinsoku, a brief, knowing smile flitting on her lips as she nodded. She had not seen him since the Battle of Last Chance, where she had gifted him Naga, the Naginata he teased and swore he’d inherit—and so he had that day on the battlefield. If James Eredas was the closest person to a father Jin had, Raveena was certainly the closest to a mother figure. Pride danced in her eyes, no longer fearing for his life. They were two Knights of the same Order that diverged. He continued his path as a Master Knight, having found his purpose. Raveena left Force Majeure, having found hers in her people. She would still burn the world down for him, and would give anything to hold onto the innocence she once adored in him.
    The Entryway took a moment to receive them all inside, for everyone wanted a glimpse at the newly wedded couple. To give their well-wishes and bestow their gifts. There was music and merrymaking in the Great Hall, the fragrant feasting in the Dining Hall. The dull roar of chattering—Raveena glanced back at her son, raising her voice above the rest, “We must find someplace comfortable for Lady Delphine!” She called to him. To Delphine she said, “Anything that you need Delphine, you let me know and it will be done, no questions asked.” She meant every word.
    "Be at ease, maa Khaiperion voĭn. Caution runs in our veins."Adá's attentiveness was typical of the Hului men. They were born and bred to be warriots. Adá was different and she appreciated this above all else. She proceeded to tell him the story of an invitation she received to a masquerade ball, the apprehension that it was a trap, and how she was the only lady to show in uniform and ready to fight. "Is ek srors vaa kiks raa'orm su ovraa'ceosa sra vo goblen sa kul'tuur rara." We must learn to appreciate the tapestries of culture here. She gently patted Adá's shoulder with affection. "And don't worry. We will find new and inventive ways to test his memory." She grinned wickedly.
    @The Hound @danzilla3 @L E V I A T H A N @Aleksei
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    Aleksei reacted to King in God Slayers [OOC]   
    It will get finished. I planned on hitting that up tonight.
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    Aleksei reacted to Malintzin in God Slayers [OOC]   
    Same as Tybutt, I've got it mostly typed up so I'll see if I can get it done.
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    Aleksei reacted to Darthgamer101 in The Renovation Cosa Nostra   
    Hey all sorry its taking so long, summer classes have just started and im trying to find my footing. Please be patient and I promise excellence!
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    Aleksei reacted to Veloci-Rapture in Renovatio Hall of Recognition   
    Character
    Vetiver al-Lient
     
    Title:
     
     
    Fame:
    Rumored
     
    Recognition Threads
    Toto, I've Got a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore - 30 RP
     
    Total RP Remaining
    30 RP - 20 (Fame level 1)
    10RP
     
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    Aleksei reacted to Vaudevillian in Quests and Recognition   
    Well, guess I'm first post.
    Difficulty Classification C - The Holy Text of Creationism: It's been rumored that an original Holy Creationism Text was brought down by Grad Na Ang'eli a few weeks ago, but the delegation mysteriously disappeared. The Church of Creationism asks you to track down the Holy Book and, if you can, find out what happened to the Angel delegation. But the Holy Text is your priority.
    Quest Giver: The Church of Creationism Reword: 30 RP and a favor from the Church Location: Nehalen Restriction: Fame Route - You must return the book | Infamy - None! You can even burn the church if you want. Post Requirement: 1+ page and 1+ player Reservation for this?
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    Aleksei got a reaction from Mickey Flash in I Have to be Seen to be Believed [Kinumo-Open]   
    @ticklefarte
    Areille would leave Skacharm to do what he must as leader of this wonderful crew of misfits. She listened intently, while Rohini wrestled with himself internally. He should have known better than to let her outside, she can nearly hear him say through each huff of his growing annoyance. With Romilly being preoccupied as ruler of Nehalen, Rohini has taken the helm as doting and overbearing brother. If she had told him what she intended, the guard would have tied her to a post or locked her away. Such reaction she could not allow, not when there was adventure to be had.
    Rohini knew better than to confront his illustrious leader when surrounded by so many ears. There may be no other chance for him to tell her how he felt about this whole thing, though. Chewing on his bottom lip in thought, he went through the various stages of grief over this whole thing. He can't tell her no, and even if he did grow so bold, she would just ignore him. She'd probably give him some kind of speech about having to become her own person, or whatever people surrounded by luxuries tend to spew. The one and only highlight of this adventure could be Areille will realize how sheltered she is.
    "You have assumed correctly," came her reply, which interrupted Rohini's growing disdain. Again he did not hover above her, but hung closer this time around as the man asking the question is a stranger. "I've absolutely no need for money."
    By a large margin, Rohini thought, a rueful smile coming across his face. Skacharm's offerings were mostly for the rest of the group who all appeared to be more inclined to accept the offerings than Areille.
    "Skacharm and I are friends, and in terms of friendship I believe it's only correct for me to join him."
    She did not turn her face to look towards the voice, but she did incline her head to show her interest. "If all goes well, perhaps I can be kind enough to offer you a bit of my share. I plan on putting the rest to use, like buying silk or face creams."
    He withheld his chuckle, instead focused on his surroundings while Areille went about teasing her company. Too much like her mother and not enough of her father, the woman just says what she wants without consideration of the title hovering above her head. She is Sovereign, Second to the Grand Kommadant, her Royal Highness Areille Cartyr, Second to the Throne. All that and she's here talking about face creams, holding hands with old flames, and mingling with people who would otherwise be categorized as "lowly". She lacked etiquette, something Rohini could appreciate.
    "Here I was expecting a raise for protecting your royal end," Rohini said, his humor finally warming back up.
    "I suppose that's what you get for having such high expectations."
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    Aleksei got a reaction from ticklefarte in I Have to be Seen to be Believed [Kinumo-Open]   
    @ticklefarte
    Areille would leave Skacharm to do what he must as leader of this wonderful crew of misfits. She listened intently, while Rohini wrestled with himself internally. He should have known better than to let her outside, she can nearly hear him say through each huff of his growing annoyance. With Romilly being preoccupied as ruler of Nehalen, Rohini has taken the helm as doting and overbearing brother. If she had told him what she intended, the guard would have tied her to a post or locked her away. Such reaction she could not allow, not when there was adventure to be had.
    Rohini knew better than to confront his illustrious leader when surrounded by so many ears. There may be no other chance for him to tell her how he felt about this whole thing, though. Chewing on his bottom lip in thought, he went through the various stages of grief over this whole thing. He can't tell her no, and even if he did grow so bold, she would just ignore him. She'd probably give him some kind of speech about having to become her own person, or whatever people surrounded by luxuries tend to spew. The one and only highlight of this adventure could be Areille will realize how sheltered she is.
    "You have assumed correctly," came her reply, which interrupted Rohini's growing disdain. Again he did not hover above her, but hung closer this time around as the man asking the question is a stranger. "I've absolutely no need for money."
    By a large margin, Rohini thought, a rueful smile coming across his face. Skacharm's offerings were mostly for the rest of the group who all appeared to be more inclined to accept the offerings than Areille.
    "Skacharm and I are friends, and in terms of friendship I believe it's only correct for me to join him."
    She did not turn her face to look towards the voice, but she did incline her head to show her interest. "If all goes well, perhaps I can be kind enough to offer you a bit of my share. I plan on putting the rest to use, like buying silk or face creams."
    He withheld his chuckle, instead focused on his surroundings while Areille went about teasing her company. Too much like her mother and not enough of her father, the woman just says what she wants without consideration of the title hovering above her head. She is Sovereign, Second to the Grand Kommadant, her Royal Highness Areille Cartyr, Second to the Throne. All that and she's here talking about face creams, holding hands with old flames, and mingling with people who would otherwise be categorized as "lowly". She lacked etiquette, something Rohini could appreciate.
    "Here I was expecting a raise for protecting your royal end," Rohini said, his humor finally warming back up.
    "I suppose that's what you get for having such high expectations."
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    Aleksei got a reaction from Mickey Flash in LONG LIVE THE QUEEN [OOC]   
    I would like to post a response to someone real fast if that’s alright 😘 I’ll have it up in the next few hours. I don’t mind pushing the timeline up a bit  
    Now that we are all in one group together, perhaps we could do a structured posting order just to keep everything flowing
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    Aleksei got a reaction from Twitterpated in Make Predator's Keep Great Again - I   
    Myrlande allowed herself to become slightly distracted by the attention being paid to her by the purring creature. It wasn't an odd happenstance that the beast would find itself interested in the woman, but such a thing is a conversation for another day. Right now, she must attend to this young child who is barely wet behind the ears; his lack of experience showed in his superfluous speeches, though that is not a terrible thing. It made him smart and keen; he knew that he must appear to be a reliable individual to the people of the Keep. To do so, he must paint himself to be an adult.
    Giving the lion one final scratch behind the ears, she gestured for the boy and his companion to follow her. She needs to take a turn around the land to get familiar with it again. The air itself was different. The people were strong, but there was a kind of hesitance to their moves, and the music of the hustle and bustle was distinct in more ways than she could say. This was a different Predator's Keep, and that meant whatever power she may have had is almost nonexistent, and no matter his namesake, Kairos is just a fancy face with a fancy name.
    "Impasse," she said out lowed, a reflection of her convoluted thoughts. Once she was satisfied they were far enough from curious ears, she sat on the ground with a heavy sigh wooshing from her lungs. "Impasse."
    "I've no interest in the leader you claim to become. Minds change too often, time shapes us crudely, and we can't be so eager to carve our path when we've not the tools to do so."
    Reaching into the folds of her jacket, she withdraws what could be described as a want. It was an elaborate creation that fit the woman perfectly; carved from a dragon's horn, Myrlande had spent weeks shaping it the way she felt was most appropriate for her at the time it was made. Right now it feels odd, having not held it in such a long while, she struggled to manifest its power, which creates a disconnect between herself and it. It's odd.
    "First, you are nothing if you operate alone. You can claim to be whatever great thing you want, but if there is no one to support that, then you are no one."
    Tapping her wand against her knee, she continues to explain. "It would be in your best interest to recreate the council."
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    Aleksei got a reaction from Phoebe in [GS] Taurus   
    ・・・】 God: Taurus
    ・・・】 God Slayer: @ticklefarte
    ・・・】 OOC: Thread
    Balls of fire are thrown about, catching the village on fire and all within it. He yells during his rampage, cracking the earth and shaking the air; all the while the flames rage forth, causing the surrounding forests to catch on fire. 
                         
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    Aleksei reacted to Zashiii in Renovatio Hall of Recognition   
    Character
    The Mistress Blackhead
     
    Title 
    Common - ''Best Girl" 
     
    Infamy
    Level 4 - The Provisionally Acknowledged (Nu Marty)
     
    Recognition Threads
    [GS] Cialo = 50 RP
    [GS] Pisces = 50 RP
    [GS] Libra = 50 RP
    [GS] Aquarius = 50 RP
    [GS] Sagittarius = 50 RP
    Assassins of Kings (Nede) = 40 RP
    Aquarius Relic Thread = 40 RP
    Sagittarius Relic Thread = 40 RP
     
    Total RP Remaining
    290- 20 RP (Level 1 Infamy) = 270 RP
    270 RP - 50 RP (Level 2 Infamy) = 220 RP
    220 RP - 70 RP (Level 3 Infamy) = 150 RP
    150 RP - 120 RP (Level 4 Infamy) = 30 RP
    30 RP -10 RP (Common Title) = 20 RP
    20 RP + 40 (Aquarius Relic) = 60 RP
    60 RP + 40 (Sagittarius Relic) = 100 RP 
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    Aleksei reacted to Ataraxy in Renovatio Hall of Recognition   
    Character
    Lilith Reiter
     
    Title 
    Common - Necromancer > Advanced - Lady of Death
     
    Infamy
    Level 4 - The Provincially Recognized
     
    Recognition Threads
    dread it, run from it, destiny arrives all the same - 100 RP (Artifact Claim)
    [GS] E'na - 50 RP (B Level Quest)
    [GS] Gemini - 50 RP (B Level Quest)
    Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore - 30 RP (C Level Thread)
    Kingdom of Ascension Lore Article - 30 RP (Lore Creation)
    Garden of Nede Lore Article - 30 RP (Lore Creation)
    Renovatio Today: Breaking News! - 40 RP (Two Articles | Two Class D Quests)
     
    Total RP Remaining
    150 RP - 20 RP (Level 1 Infamy) = 130 RP
    130 RP - 50 RP (Level 2 Infamy) = 80 RP
    80 RP - 70 RP (Level 3 Infamy) = 10 RP
    10 RP - 10 RP (Common Title) = 0 RP
    0 RP + 30 RP (Toto Thread) = 30 RP
    30 RP - 30 RP (Advanced Title) = 0 RP
    0 RP + 30 RP (Nede) + 30 RP (Ascension) = 60 RP
    60 RP + 50 RP ([GS] Gemini) = 110 RP
    110 RP + 40 RP (Article on Lilith) = 150 RP
    150 RP - 120 RP (Level 4 Infamy) = 30 RP
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    Aleksei reacted to danzilla3 in [Nu Sicily] that's gonna hurt.   
    "We humbly accept the well wishes of your family, and welcome any aid you might be willing to provide."
    Isadora moved with an air of familiarity as she moved past his desk to pour Nunzio the offered drink. The sight of her up and about did his heart good, even though he knew that she was still hurting. But there were certain things expected of her as Underboss; regardless of how much she might be hurting. She had always been the type to put the family before herself. He smiled when she kissed his knuckles; a habit she had picked up when they were children. When his hands would be torn to shreds after an intense training session, she would always offer to, "Kiss it, and make it better." By then he was too old for that to work, but he would always pretend it did. The smile she would give when he said so was more than worth it.
    All too soon the moment was over, and Nunzio and Isadora were waiting for his response to his sister's opening. Pouring himself another drink, he moved to join his guests, sitting in the armchair.
    "I think I know what you're going to say," he began, "That my order was too hard on the vamps... and you're probably right. So I'll be rescinding that order after this meeting. The question is, what should I do instead?"
     
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    Aleksei reacted to Ataraxy in God Slayers [OOC]   
    Hi everyone!
    So for everyone who has completed their thread and would like their characters achievements to be recorded in Renovatio's Hall of Recognition, please look at this thread!
    Also, every God Slayer thread counts as 50  Recognition Points! If you have any questions about other threads you've been in and ha e had canonized, let me know!
     
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    Isadora giggled at his evaluation of her. It's very true, she looked just how she felt, and that's pretty much the epitome of hell. The brand on the back of her neck was irritated, and her wrapped fingers ache, everything else is sore and yelling at her to rest up. Nunzio's embrace helped her regain some strength though, and with that little nugget, she was led to her brother's office.
    Possibly her most favorite part of their home was Jacob's office. It smelled like leather and cigars, masculine scents she has grown to love the years. He kept it dark and sleek, something she can appreciate just about now thanks to the terrible effects of the drug that's still coursing through her veins. Sunlight, and the very idea of it, makes her stomach clench - is this how they felt? Being able to relate to the bloodsuckers made her want to throw up a little.
    "Sit down, Nunzio." Isadora released the gentleman from her hold, offering him an encouraging look that said she would survive to stand. "I will pour you that drink."
    She can't say that she dislikes the overwhelming mood Jacob carries towards the pain inflicted upon her. Anyone with eyes can see how she encourages him and how he does the same for her; two raging fires meshed together, creating a terrible inferno. Whatever she wanted to say to Jacob, it quickly left her at the sight of him sitting and drinking comfortably. He fit the picture of a Don, and she must respect that, no matter how the two ebb and flow.
    Pouring Nunzio his drink, she speaks to Jacob in a calm and casual voice - no need for theatrics at this point. "Don Fedele, we need to discuss the recent missive you sent out to the people." After offering Nunzio his drink, she remains standing; this is the only time she can really be above Jacob. Looking at him from her position showed she is serious. "Perhaps we can discuss the situation in full, now that I'm more awake. Then we can rectify any possible misunderstandings and approach this situation with our heads on straight."
    Walking around the desk, she approached the Don on steady feet. Reaching down, she grabbed his hand and placed a soft kiss across his worn knuckles. "I have Nunzio, and you here, I honestly couldn't be in better hands. It's safe, and I'm ready to talk if you are ready to listen to me."
    Using the edges of the large desk to get back to her seat, Isadora gets comfortable for the long conversation about to happen. She hadn't been allowed to speak, but under the circumstances, that was an understandable oversight. Maybe the two men can create a better plan that's been presented, hopefully, one that can save any innocent from getting caught up in the battle. It's a problematic hope, one she's going to hang on to like it's a lifeline.
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    Aleksei reacted to Tyros in Rath Lux - Heartweald   
    The Heartweald - "What do ya mean you can't feel it? It literally beats together with ye-... oh, I get it. You're an outsider, ain't cha? Oh well, stay 'ere long 'nuff, and you'll know what I mean."
    There is a famous tale among the locals of the Island, the Rathians, as they have chosen to name themselves, one that claims that the very land they live on is alive. Now, any shaman or witch high on shrooms, any mage that uses the elemental spirits in their magics really, can tell you much the same. The land lives as every stone, every gust of wind, every fire and every bit of liquid water is alive, as it has an elemental spirit within it, most of them however, have souls that are either dormant or far too weak to interact with the world around them. These elemental spirits are, in fact, so soulless that they may as well be called undead, but that is not the point of this particular tale.
    No, the tale of the mystical, primordial Heartweald is much deeper than that, deeper than even the rivers of blood spoken off in maddened tones by individuals infected by the hemocraze. Every local of the island, be they born on the island or an outsider that has lived upon it for long enough, can tell you that there is a sort-of feeling, a calling, inside of them. Like a child that does its best to scold them if they do bad things, often reacting in violent ways and rewards them with "luck", whenever they do something that makes it, and others, happy. Heroes of the Island tend to live unnaturally long lives, meet their soul mates as if they were created just for them and the like. Much the same way, evil doers are punished without fail, especially those that are considered to be "bullies". That said, just like any child can scold or be physical with an equal, that same child will bow down and cover in fear of those that have done things shocking to it. Evildoers whom pracice their arts to the extreme may find themselves being coereced instead of despised, appealed to instead of rejected outright. Albeit, as time has gone on, neither heroes nor villains are as celebrated as they were in times long gone by.
    Weaker minds are also said to be influenced by the Heartweald, forming an unnoficial hive mind mentality with everything around them. Just as every tree in the forest has its place and job, as a host to mushrooms, just as the mushrooms live on their specific trees and feed the other lifeforms on the island, so to do people have their own place in society, seemingly tailored to their own mindset and, in the rarest of occassions, almost as if their place was forged for them long before they were born.
    Naturally, people, beasts, monsters; all living creatures have those whom rebell against the preset paths laid out before them, which is why the Islanders have so many outcasts and exiles. This is also said to be the main reason behind the Rathian's communistic views on many of life's questions. After all, its much easier to be a member of the collective, when the alternative is a constant, childish feeling of utter guilt for "failing" to conform to "societal" demands.
    All people have a place. All people have a purpose. A perfect world that cannot be judged or broken!
    The viewpoint of an innocent, hopeful child. An intricate example of the Utopian Dream made flesh. That all said and done, there's no "concrete proof" that the Heartweald is even a thing. Perhaps, its due to the fact that nobody on the Island questions it and that it seems to run from outsiders, especially those who come to investigate its presence.
    This has brought birth to a rather "atheistic" point of view that has ended up becoming popular on the island; as even the locals themselves preffer the "theory" of them just being better people than any "outsiders", which is how a society such as theirs could have even come to form, rather than it being the work of some invisible, childish, but learning, thing.
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    Aleksei reacted to Ataraxy in Hall of Recognition Feedback   
    I've started working on a Hall of Recognition for Renovatio based on a discussion I stalked by some members yesterday lol
    If you can, read the system linked below and let me know what you guys think! Keep the feedback helpful. "Wrong" for example, is not a helpful comment if that's all the comment says. lmfao
    Tagging @Vaudevillian since this is based on his idea. 
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    Aleksei reacted to Ataraxy in Renovatio Hall of Recognition   
    The Hall of Recognition allows for a character to gain canon levels of fame or infamy, and a title to be worshiped or feared. Even though the Hall of Recognition only records for characters and organizations groups in Renovatio, their level of fame or infamy may spread beyond just our borders!
    Throughout this article I will be saying "character" but that will mean character or organization. I simply don't wish to type that all out everytime. 
    A character cannot be both famous and infamous, but a player may have more than one character in the Hall of Recognition where some are raising their fame level and others their infamy. However, only one of your own characters can gain Recognition Points per thread, even if you have multiple of your own characters in the same thread. A group or organization cannot gain Recognition Points if your character already has. However, if you have a character that gains RP and another player gives their RP to the shared organization, that can work. Both players can give RP to the same organization even though they're in the same thread. 
    In order to raise your level of fame/ infamy and to obtain a canon title, the character must earn Recognition Points through roleplaying. There are a couple ways to go about gaining these Recognition Points (RP). Keep in mind that all threads giving RP must be canonized. If the thread is not canonized, no points will be given because I'm not going to go searching through every thread. It's also up to the player to either specifically tell me "Hey Ataraxy, I gained RP from this canonized thread." I won't be canonizing every thread since that's actually more @Aleksei's job, which means I may not see it if you don't tell me specifically, or tell her to tell me lol
    Anyways, here's how you can get some RP!
    1. Accept a quest from the Renovatio Quest Board that gives RP. There will occasionally be an S level quest which will give a shit ton. Quest RP is given per character, so it doesn't matter how many people are involved; everyone gets the same amount! In general, the point allocation for quests looks like this:
    S Class Quest: 100 RP A Class Quest: 50 RP B Class Quest: 40 RP C Class Quest: 30 RP D Class Quest: 20 RP 2. Ask for permission! If you want to do your own custom thread but want to add an RP reward for yourself and/ or others, you can do that! But make sure to ask @Aleksei and myself first, before the thread starts. Based on your summary of the thread/ interest check, we'll assign a quest level to it (even if it's not a quest type thread) and the RP awarded will be based on that level. If you want to know where your thread might land, refer to the Standardized Quest Rules. I interpret the units like "2+ pages" written in the Standardized Quest Rules to mean two fully completed pages; not having just barely reached the second page. Custom threads can be S level, but will very rarely be allowed even if the length requirement is satisfied due to the needed canon impact to equal the worth of 100 RP. 
    3. Participate in a board event! Threads like Lilith Reiter's invasion of Nu Martyr will, in the future, provide large amounts of RP for characters involved. The more it effects canon, the more points you can request to be given in it.
    4. Creating lore! Creating some lore for Renovatio won't give as much RP as actually roleplaying there, but it's certainly a method for those that prefer world building. We're always looking for people that want to create their own lore in Renovatio. This can mean creating a city, an island, bestiary lore, etc. The standard RP awarded for lore creation is 30. It can be increased or decreased depending on quality and quantity of text.
    To give the Lore Creation RP to your character, the lore must be connected to them in some logical way. It cannot be something totally separate. Lore must be accepted and canonized by @Aleksei 5. Obtaining a Renovation Artifact or Relic! Artifacts give a little more than twice as much as relics, but you net some delicious RP either way. The allocation system for Artifact/ Relic RP is quite simple!
    Artifact: 100 RP Relic: 40 RP  
    Okay, so now you have RP and you're ready to get famous! Or infamous! But I bet you're wondering how exactly you go about raising your level of infamy/ fame? Well look no further young padawan (autocorrect wanted to change that to panda lmao). 
    All characters will begin with an Infamy/ Fame level of 0. 
    To "level up" you will have to submit a certain amount of RP. Once you do, that "level up" will be recorded here, in the Hall of Recognition! Keep in mind that the cost is per level. If you spend 20 RP to increase your fame to level 1, you need another 50 to increase to level 2. 
    Level 0 - The Beginner
    Where each character begins. Here your character is neither infamous nor famous. They are just characters doing their thing.  Level 1 - The Rumored
    Here your character has a couple rumors of themselves floating around the city in which the canonized thread took place.  Cost = 20 RP Level 2 - The Whispered
    Your character is no longer only in rumors, but is now a fact. Achievements whispered among those of the city in either admiration or fear. Cost = 50 RP Level 3 - The Folk Tale
    People of the city now recognize your character as something real. They may or may not know what the character looks like (can't know about the real identity of an assassin!), but they know you exist. They know you're real. Your character is a local story that parents will tell their children before bed. Maybe to encourage them to became a great person in the future. Or to warn them not to misbehave. You're a folk tale. A story based on a real, living person. Cost = 70 RP Level 4 - The Provincially Recognized
    Your character is beyond the city now. Their name or title has spread throughout an entire Province or Kingdom (of your realistic choice). More than a story or a whisper, an entire Province now recognizes your character. From Hero to Villain, or even a provincially renowned tailor or blacksmith.  Cost = 120 RP Level 5 - The International Legacy
    Your character is now known through the entirety of Nehalen and the adjoining Kingdoms like Alterion, Seinaru Forven, Kalopsia, and Grad na Ang'eli.  Cost = 200 RP Level 6 - The Global Phenomenon
    This level is a bit different since it involves your character becoming famous in other continents as well. You will be recognized as a Global Phenomenon if you can submit to me at least two canonized threads completed by your character in each Lagrimosa (@supernal) and Genesaris (@King). These canonized threads must have already been approved by the respective board leader and be of a level which is either A or above, such as an artifact quest or board event.  No RP necessary!  
    Alright! Now your famous. Or infamous. But you still don't have that canon title I promised! 😠
    Woah, okay, I give! I'll tell you how to get it 😄
    It's actually fairly simply. Think of the RP you gained like money. You use that RP to gain a title! And just like that level of infamy or fame, you can upgrade your level with RP so that you get more and more reknown. Wanna know the best part? You can have multiple titles!
    Keep in mind that the titles below are only examples. You are more than welcome to pitch to me your own titles and upgrades. I have no issues with adding them, so long as they are like, obscenities lol
    *Also, remember that these titles are "official" in that it's what people whisper about your character. You don't have to have the Blacksmith title to be a Blacksmith. People just won't be whispering or telling stories about Blacksmith A canonically without the canon title. 
    Common Titles
    Examples: Blacksmith, Helper, Warrior, Chef, Thief, Murderer, Vigilante, Fighter, Good Samaritan, Swordsman, Magician, etc Cost = 10 RP each Advanced Titles
    Examples: Expert Blacksmith, Expert Swordsman, Village Chief, Governor, Sage, Veteran Fighter, Savior, Freedom Fighter, etc Cost = 30 RP Master Titles
    Examples: Master Blacksmith, Master Swordsman, Paladin, Master Sorcerer, Imperial Knight, King of Thieves, etc Cost = 50 RP Legendary Title
    Examples: Legendary X or some other really cool title upgrade. lol Cost = 70 RP Mythical Title
    Hero of Renovatio, Saint of Primera, Lord of Evil, Divine Sage, Daughter of the Creator, Mythical Swordsman, etc Cost = 150 RP  
    FINALLY, LAST PIECE OF INFORMATION but also super important: Character Cards. Players will have to keep track of their points and threads on their own in the Character Card Post (refer to the post I made for Lilith down below). I will approve the RP gains and threads, but I won't actually be physically recording everything. As much as I'd love to do that, I can't guarantee I'll have the time to update it as fast or often as people would like, so I've decided to let people keep track of their own characters!
     
    *Note: I will be accepting any thread that was canonized 2018 and after. Anything before that was too long ago and I can't be bothered. 
    *Note 2: RP Costs might change after I get feedback on this system.
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    Aleksei reacted to Twitterpated in A Little Night Music [wedding banquet]   
    [Front Gate > Courtyard]
    When was the last time he'd attempted a social event? Ah yes, the festival in Hyperion; A night he'd prefer not to remember over most. He could only hope that things remained more controlled tonight than they did on that one, lest he resort to never attending public events like this ever again. In the recent weeks he'd been encouraged to get back out there and find someone for himself. While he felt he'd hardly gotten over Rou, he'd accepted by now that he was smitten and naive. A mistake he'd never make again. Despite his doubts, he allowed himself to be convinced to make an appearance, meet some new faces, and just see what happened. So here he was, dressed in foreign fabrics with odd designs, though fittingly formal none the less. Anything fancier and he risk deigning himself something much more than a Knight. As he approached through the front gates, he could be seen digging a finger in his collar and working it around a bit to try and give himself a bit more room to breath. For the most part the suit fit just right, but he couldn't help feeling it was a bit tight on his neck. Perhaps he just wasn't accustomed to such, considering his usual choice of casual appearance, or his alternate option of full regalia regardless of which set he chose to adorn himself with. 
    Taking a deep breath, he exhaled slowly and put on his charming smirk before officially breaching the Courtyard. Upon entry, it didn't take long to begin identifying the royal figures, even if he couldn't place them all precisely where they hailed from. On the contrary, he noticed a few familiar faces as well. The Empress Raveena and her family, all looking good as ever. He hadn't visited since the festival, or even since Kotori left Terrenus to travel with them; Though that was simply because he allowed life to get too far ahead of himself sometimes. He'd been so busy lately, that he'd nearly not even noticed how long it'd been since he gave himself one of those well deserved days off. Part of the privilege of being a Knight was having the freedom to choose how one spent their time. Jinsoku just always seemed to pick what he felt was most important at a given moment. Without approaching or avoiding any one person. Jinsoku merely afforded smiles, nods, and waves all around unless directly stopped or approached. Otherwise he made a beeline across the Courtyard headed for where ever he might find some liquid courage to calm the nerves.
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