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O L D G L O R Y


They say that in the ancient times, before the Reckoning that destroyed the Earth, America had an empire that stretched from sea to shining sea, horizon to endless horizon. The Founders chose the President-King who in turn sent out armies of knights and legions of bards to spread their influence across the seas and even into the stars. Now, we're all that's left. Five kingdoms all claiming to be the heirs of an empire none of us really know much about.

I pity Old America; I'd hate for her to have to see what's become of her children.





PREMISE

Welcome to Old Glory aka "Game of Thrones but in a post apoc America based on the mod After the End for CK2". The idea is to have a sort of collective story where the adventure is in the journey and not really the end. As such, while I expect (and sort of encourage) the things and tones of GoT, none of it should ever be a sudden surprise and everyone should know what's going to happen; secrets are only in character, not out. Working together to build a connected world and all those good relationships is what I'd like to aim for. Also 18+ because politics and intrigue and war are rarely PG-13 and I don't intent to bowdlerize them too much.

Beyond GoT's stuff, the other big theme is America, or namely how its been misconstrued in this new world as you can see above. It has been at least a thousand years since the Five Kingdoms were united into one with at least a few hundred years of post apocalyptic stuff before that. Which means no guns, electricity, etc. If you are wondering why, its because like After the End, this is mostly to get a very medieval America.

I want at least four/five players to play as the major houses that would rule each of the five kingdoms, once those are filled other people can join in as either cadet branches, vassal houses or other characters within those major houses. Lore is listed below, I have more ideas but I'll add more based on interest. Character sheets will also come at a later date with enough interest or time. I'm aiming for this RP to be "high casual", there's a lot of lore and thought going on in the background but your actual posts don't need to be novellas, just enough to work with/get the point across.

The main plot is still up in the air but there is going to be an inciting incident to kickstart the RP. Right now ideas are ranging from the death of a large portion of the Ivory Throne's line of succession to a mad king to some kind of rebellion, either before, during or after.

Discord here.


LORE

The main setting is the Five Kingdoms located in what's known in-character as "Atlantica". Each is ruled by monarchy who all swear loyalty to the Ivory Throne in Washentown. They each claim legacy from America or some part of it. The main faith in the Five Kingdoms is the Faith of the Founders, a deification of the Founding Fathers into a sort of polytheist pantheon.




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@Nallore of House Forgefyre, the Steel Lady of the Old Dominion
@Infinite Cosmos of House Brewer, Lord the Lakelands
@DX3214, Lord of the Sunbelt
@Paradoxial of House Delver, Lord of Appalachia
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This looks interesting
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@Nallore Thanks, any ideas of what you want to play?
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Interested. Will definitely keep a look out for this.
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Here is the House CS. You don't have to follow this format exactly, you just need to have the information displayed.
Character CS to come soon.



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@ClocktowerEchosI would like to play someone from the house whose seat is in the Lakelands, as that is closest to where I'm actually from.

Can you enlighten me as to what the house name would be and their words/sigils and such? Unless you would like me to create it.
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@ClocktowerEchosI would like to play someone from the house whose seat is in the Lakelands, as that is closest to where I'm actually from.

Can you enlighten me as to what the house name would be and their words/sigils and such? Unless you would like me to create it.


Those are all things for you to create! If you have local wisdom as to what they'd be like (mixed with what they're currently like in the setting) that would be grand.

Oh also, do you have discord by chance?
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@ClocktowerEchosOk. I'll do my best with that.

Also, yes. I do. You have a server link?
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@Infinite Cosmos Its in the OP under the premise but here it is again: https://discord.gg/QFMgSQtT
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Looks good although I have two things:
1) The Lakelands aren't the "true north". You could keep the title of Warden of the North, but whoever takes control of the Northern Marches will likely want that title for themselves.

2) History is interesting although how did the Brewers go from holding a port and castle to becoming the Lords of the Lakelands? Intrigue? Coup? Rebellion? Marriage inheritance? Did the Ironwits name the Brewers the new Lords after the old house did something?
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Regarding the warden title. Can I change it to Warden of the Great Lakes?

The history bits. I thought you wanted a short version haha. I will get to work on that part and expand it.
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Yeah Warden of the Great Lakes works fine. As for history, don't be afraid to stick it all in a hider.
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@ClocktowerEchosChanged. Let me know if that works!
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@Infinite Cosmos I'm still a bit confused on how exactly the Brewers rose to power. It seems like that they married someone who could see into the future who gave them a prophesy that told them they would rule and unite the lakes so they built a new castle and some how that gave them the title? Also, you won't be reestablishing a collage based on an ancient manuscript, its been nearly 2000 years and just scraps remain. Even the Constitution which has had been taken care of with incredible care is now reduced to scraps and shreds.

Also this a much more minor but Shedd House doesn't sound... regal? It sounds like a port side business and not really a castle. Maybe Castle Shedd or Watershedd? Again, tiny thing and ultimately its your call, I'm not going to hold you to this part as much compared to the stuff above.
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@ClocktowerEchosThe prophesy thing is just for flavor, not a whole lot in it. But ok, I will keep working on the history.

As to the castle, I can change that as well.

Thanks!
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Character sheet. This is for the main PoV you'd be playing and thus has the most info. Again, don't have to use this exact format, just the information mentioned. If you want to have other characters, feel free to make smaller CS's for them




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As requested, moved to the general interest check!
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Okay so claim on sunbelt after much thinking.
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So as of right now, none of the house are really connected to one another. In an effort to remedy that (and to make writing the opening events of the RP more interesting and easier), I'd like to point out that right now President-King Franklin Ironwit is married to an unnamed woman of an unnamed house and has had two kids. He also has two sisters who have been married off that could form alliances and have become mothers.
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