The Heroes of Beacon (2015) (Roleplayer of Caelia Polyhymnia, Cynthia Nivian Dea, and Ni Rensa Ryou.)
Heroes of Beacon - The Next Chapter (2015 - 2018) (Rest in Peace to one of my most memorable RP's during College. Roleplayer of Caelia Polyhymnia, Cynthia Nivian Dea, Ni Rensa Ryou, Sarina Tala Dei and Vega Venetia.)
Awasapa System Awasapa Prime, World of Infinite Islands Palace of Kapayapaan, City of Serrasalas
Empress Talakuan Nami
“Nothing is set in stone yet but notify Lei to begin exploratory talks to improve relations. We have neglected relations for too long. I want the agenda to start off with combatting piracy and re-strengthening economic relations. We will deal with the political side later. That is all.”
“Yes Empress” as the Empress Assistant walked away.
Nami sat cross legged on the palace balcony, staring out to the waters of Awasapa Prime on Kapayapaan. It was gifted to the Empire when they along with Korinokuni joined the Empire. Although as the waters peacefully moved, her mind was racing. Years of near political, social, economic isolation has not boded well for Zishan. The economy has been stagnating and has only grown little, relations with the Oversellar Zishan has been neglected and relations with most nations in the cluster have been widely neglected. The everyday Zishanese citizens are increasingly curious of the wider cluster, seeking greater economic opportunities making the risky migration out from the home systems. Its already stressful enough she must deal with political bickering regarding conservative members on opening the country to the wider cluster along with the spiritual discussing regarding the faith. It does not help that being located in far edge of the cluster having to deal with adventurous pirates, from the perspective of the Navy that many of the pirates hail from the core, attacking cargo and transport ships and enslaving their own citizens. For the Empress, who is thirty-five her role as face of the nation and a living deity was something stressful due to the previous administration governance. At least her mind she knew she had an administration that would be support behind these uncertain times.
Paradiso System World of New Eden Zishan Embassy
Lei Dacoruan, the thirty-four-year-old ambassador sat within her office. She has been the ambassador for Zishan for only a few years, having to take the role of the leader of the Overstellar Zishanese. She also noteworthy for being several of the youngest members of the Empire diplomatic service and was chose for this position as she represented a generation of Zishanese born outside of the Imperial System. She understood very well that Zishan would have to adapt to cluster to survive and could not keep itself in nearly isolated for that long.
Lei muttered something indescribable under hear breath.
She sighed at her desk while looking at a report on her computer, several cargo ships in the frontier attacked by pirates, unknown number of Zishanese migrants on board as reported from one Zishanese who escaped via escape pod. She muttered, “Damn Pirates.” Just at that moment then, a message notification popped up on her screen, “The Empress bid you blessings, under her administration you are to begin exploratory discussions regarding the improvement of Zishanese-New Eden relations.”
That was all, and thus Lei would begin the difficult work on improving such strained relations between two states. Starting though, is always a good sign as she relayed a message to the New Eden administration of starting exploratory talks to improve relations.
Before Earth was engulfed by Perses a combined effort by the nations of East and Southeast Asia had secured an ARC dubbed Xinri. For the Christians and Islamic ones, the current world was coming to an end but a new one awaited. The Buddhists accepted that the world was coming to an end but would be reborn again.
ARC Xinri was part of the grouping, the Asian Arcs. Xinri composed many East Asian and Southeast Asians. It made the gamble jump, but it did not pay off well as the ARC would arrive to an unknown star system on 3561 alone. What was worse was that a catastrophic error had occurred. More than 80% of the Xinri inhabitants had died. Many of the celestial objects in the new star systems consisted of worlds unfit for human life but only one stood. Another Earth was there for them. The ARC awoke its remaining passengers and many rejoiced, naming the world Xintian but also were saddened by the loss of their brethren.
Year 3561 - Arrival and War of Survival Period
Although for many of the Human passengers, the world they would make their home would not be easy. Xintian was already inhabited by several other medieval tech, sized alien species on the several continents that were not welcoming to the new species that made landfall. Violence broke out between the Humans and the Xintian natives. Peace was impossible as the attempts by Human settlers come to an understanding could not be bridged. Having traveled away from Earth impending destruction, and 80% of their fellow brethren and sisters dying on Xinri with hostile aliens present on the only habitable world, the base instinct of human kicked in. Survival. Many of the them came to a collective understanding that survival of its people was the one and only priority and abandoned peace for war. Many echoed a sentiment in which they would not die at their hands to aliens and placed their leadership in the hands of former individuals who had served in the past East/Southeast Asian militaries on Earth to lead them. Already Humanity had the advantage. Technology was the number one factor. Even though most were civilian based, the Humans of New Light repurposed the tech aboard Xinri for war.
The Army of Xinri began its attack on the Luhenese, becoming the first civilization and species to fall. On their former capital, rechristened Xiwangshi, they buried the dead that had perished on the ARC, the commoners in mass graves on Luhenese capital to consecrate their fellow brothers and sisters on a world they would never see. They would then build a new capital using the Xinri. The fall of the Luhenese sparked a crisis. Nearby alien states would band together to fight against the Humans. For the Army of Xinri the path for making Xintian there world will take years. The War of Survival would be bloody, and tiring as even Humanity technological advantage, the stubbornness and will of the Shengsuo aliens to survive and fight would tire Humanity. Its victory and losses as it fought against the aliens and while bravely enduring a new world would forge a new culture and society that was distinctly Zishanese. Many looked back to their faiths, Christianity, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism etc. This would have deep effect on the formation of a new society on Xintian.
While that, trying to understand why the aliens so viciously fought them revealed a rather universal mythology that was like other alien species they encountered on Xintian. Through paintings it seemed that Humanity had represented what were a demonic prophecy to the aliens, of individuals coming from the sky and landing on their world, who were a pestilence and scourge. For the humans, it made sense as to why the aliens were hostile…but they could care less about diplomacy after that. The settlers would move to target every other species on the different continents wiping them all out in there war march. The military leaders tapped into zeitgeist need of Survival for their own vision, a Xintian for Humans to live on with no one else in their way.
During the early stages of the Survival War, an expedition began to explore an island that held the Seinarugu to establish an outpost on it. They stumbled upon a massive cave complex, the explorers there were exposed to an unknown substance deep within it. Many of them succumbed to the substance, some dying, others falling into comas. When another expedition came in, they were shocked at what they found, one Humans in comas within the caves and the others dead one looked as if they experienced living through hell from one account. They established an outpost at the Seinarugu and began studying the fellow brothers and sisters that had been affected by the substance, dubbed Shengsha. What they found surprised many of scientists. Those that succumbed to Shengsha found that their bodies had biologically self-destructed, many of their organs ruptured, and bodies mangled. Those in comas were still alive but in deep sleep.
Many years later, the ones that finally awoke from the coma exhibited Psychic powers that shocked much of the Humans settlers. Overnight they were hailed as living deities by the people who used their powers to help the colonists along with leading the Army to Xinri into battle against the Shengsuo aliens. They become known as the Jingshen as they rose quickly to leadership positions.
40 years later on 3601, with final conquest of the Hongians, a deep warlike culture had been reinforced onto the first generation of humans born on Shengsuo, one that was born into martial, warlike culture. 3601, would mark the end of the Survival Period. On this year the Zishan Empire was proclaimed.
By the end of 3601 the Zishan Empire was proclaimed. Although a consequence of War of Survival left much of the leaderships being entirely military personnel. Much of the civilian leadership had died out or were in old age and had no power. The new generation of Humans who were also the first generation of Zishanese grew up in military style culture. The planet was united on Xintian but made up of quasi-feudal autonomous states that were founded during the War that were loyal to each other. The First Zishan Empire survived due to a shared affinity based on the notion of Humanity, faith and Survival. Although political unity was never true. Several the different military states argue for political power and control. The first generation of Jingshenren would themselves ally with the military and/or be leaders of the various military states. The Generals ruled the states in feudal, aristocratic, and authoritarian manners. As well, the dispute of the early faith was another problem, concerning doctrine and practice including the power of the Divine Guardian over society
The First Empire survived for 50 years but was marked by political/religious conflict within the Empire. The fracture of the 1st Empire on 3651 was marked with through the years the rise and fall of different via conquest by other states, and removal or even usurpation of Supreme Divine Guardian. A culture of war was very common and for many peace was as such, a fleeting experience.
Culminating before the Zishanese return to the space was marked with Great Unification War that was bloodiest conflict on Xintian between the several great super-states. It ended with unification of the planet under one empire, one humanity much the old stories of the past. Although this next iteration of Zishan was different. The experience of years of warfare, civil and religious strife led to this generation who would then lead the Zishanese into stars again, where their ancestors self-exiled themselves from the end of the homeworld of Humanity from Perses rage. Here they hoped to advance Humanity towards an era peace and prosperity. Under the new dynasty, Unity reigned supreme through Imperial Centralism and the unquestioning loyalty was directed to the Supreme Divine Guardian.
Zishan quickly expanded throughout the nearby stars it would consider its home finding a number of primitive alien species but also much to their shock discovering that other Asian ARCs had crashed into the nearby systems and settled on their own worlds such as the Shiroyama of the Ice world Korinokuni or the Awasapans island worlders of Lupain ng Sagana who settled on their worlds similarly much like the Zishan. These were first humans the Zishanese encountered before making wider contact with the Eden cluster. Zishan, Shiroyama, and Awasapa quickly began cooperating. Eventually both Shiroyama and Awasapa would voluntarily integrate with the Zishanese.
In an earlier time, Zishan, where at far reaches of the frontier from the more metropolitan cluster and had mutual relations with other states. Location in frontier made a challenge to maintain close relations and particularly integration into the wider part of the cluster as the three nations were more concerned with developing their star systems and expanding its presence into other nearby star systems. Although as piracy increased and pushed towards its home systems, relations, relations between other states suffered and increasing isolation began to set in. Political and economic integration seemed less desirable and Zishanese focused more on self-sufficient in the light of piracy.
At some point the Zishan fought several minor skirmishes with the Appavock Republic. Dispute and claims within nearby star systems, and from the Zishan point of Appavocks open hostility to them. At this time too, anger over piracy reached a breaking point from the Empire. The hijacking of a New Eden Federation starship and kidnapping of several noteworthy individuals including the relatives of a Divine Guardian by pirates and their execution on their way for a goodwill mission to New Eden led to massive retaliation operation ordered from the Supreme Divine Guardian at that time. Months after the incident Operation Ember Heaven was launched that targeted several piracy installations and worlds that were near its systems. It was done due to the lack of cooperation with other states but also a show of force to the pirates and wider cluster it would not be pushed around. The Operation was noteworthy not because of its success but rather zeitgeist as the Zishan military exhibited its warlike cultural qualities that were present from its past during the War of Survival. No quarter was given to the pirates as survivors who managed to escape reported “a savagery they have never felt before.” These reports became known throughout the wider cluster. Scorched earth was done to a number pirate world, destroying everything and showing no remorse. Particularly what made this controversial was the collateral damage as during the operation, individuals from other states who had been kidnapped and forced into slavery by pirates were collateral damage, that would strain its relationship with other galactic states.
Presently the Zishan are frontier superpower. While having contacted New Eden and the wider galaxy, the Zishan are still isolated from the wider galaxy. Zishanese have been working with Atlas concerning piracy, as many Zishan are annoyed by the presence of pirates who see them as being pushed to them by the core near to their home systems.
Government Type: Autocratic Monarchic Republic Demographics: Humans (includes the Jinghshenren subset) Leadership:
Empress Nami Talakuan
Zishan economy as a superpower on the frontier is similar regarding other superpower economies. The country has robust agriculture, manufacturing, extraction of resources, technology etc. Although due to its isolation, Zishan also has a Galápagos syndrome in which its products including its Sciences are isolated from the wider lcuster. Because of this its products are incompatible with other products coming say from the core worlds. At the same time, it is becoming more well-known especially in the frontier regions that border the Zishan Empire. Its common to find in the frontier systems near Zishan, of frontier worlds and peoples using Zishan technology since they are cheaper more readily available than the products coming from the core world.
Zishanese culture at its root was mix of East/Southeast Asian culture that was carried survivors of the ARC Xinri. Beginning in 3561, much of the various culture the settlers brought would syncretize. The War of Survival upon landfall on Xintian was a major incubator for establishing the basis of Zishanese culture. From that, its faith coined Zishanism by outsiders are multiplicity of different beliefs, including coming from the Old Earth Religions. Its religion is deeply tied the Zishanese character and their everyday life.
Linguistically Zishan Empire language is based on Mandarin including the use of Hanzi and Pinyin although due to the synthetization with other Asian culture during the settlement of Xintian, the language became peppered with a hodgepodge of words from Japan, Philippines, Korea etc. The Mandarin spoken today reflects this. Similarly, on Zishan the other Asian languages survived due to desire to culturally preserve it due but also evolved over time as well. Or in other cases such as the Shiroyama dialect or the Awasapan dialect. Although these new iterations of the Asian languages are minorities languages when compared to Zishan Mandarin standard.
Religiously, the Zishanese faith is an ethnic polytheistic faith but in a sense stresses monotheism centered around the worship of the Divine Guardian. The faith origins began during the War or Survival against the alien threat on Xintian. The Divine Guardian was an individual with the power and ability to lead the Zishanese faithfully on Xintian against the alien threat. The Divine Guardian of what would many would emerge from the Seinarugu an explorer who became a Jinghshen would become the 1st Supreme Divine Guardian and led Humanity to survive. Other Divine Guardian would follow in her wake as well and become a part of a broad network of worshipped guardians. Divine Guardians can undergo the process of sanctification even though if they are not Jingshen. The real world is also considered divine as well such as natural and intergalactic features (like planets) are worshipped. Consecration is also an important aspect too as many sites on planets are sanctified such as the Xinriren Graves or the Seinarugu. Planets in the five home systems themselves are consecrated too such as Xintian.
The maintenance of a keeping harmony between nature is factor. Because of this, settlement planning and architecture generally reflects this in which works to reduce their impact on the environment.
The notion of supreme god is not absent but up to different interpretations, some believing the Supreme Divine Guardian to be one true god, other in which a creator does exists also up to interpretation, whether reality is the current creator in some other sects. Generally, there is no issues so long there is recognition and obedience to the Supreme Divine Guardian.
Two major concepts within the faith is Kegare, and Harae Humans are imperfect and not immune to Sins that they externally do and must practice maintaining Harae and avoiding Kegare. Zishanese often try to live their lives with ethical conduct, morality and wisdom. Purification ceremonies are conducted at temples to remove Kegare.
Cosmologically, the Zishanese consider the galaxy just as a wider Heaven. In its holy literature, Earth was the first home of Humanity until the Perses, the bringer of death brought an end to the first world. Those who survived made their way to Eden, the second heaven and settled onto a new heaven. Those left behind were unlucky ones to not have been chosen.
On all five home systems, lay a network circuit of sites such as graves, shrines, and statues
Jingshen - The Jingshen are minority subgroup of Human within Xintian culture that emerged during the War of Survival Period. The emergence of the Jingshen began when Explorers while exploring the Seinarugu. stumbled upon a massive cave formation, the explorers there were exposed to an unknown substance Shengsha. Many of them succumbed to the substance, some dying, others falling into comas. The ones that awoke from comas had received Psychic (like Mass Effect biotics), the ability to bend nature would also shape the direction Zishan society.
Imperial Zishan Military
The roots of the IZM were laid in the War of Survival. As Zishan re-expanded to space in the future, a professional military branch was created.
Imperial Zishan Military
Imperial Zishanese Army (IZA)
Imperial Zishanese Army (IZA)
The IZA is responsible for land-based operations and garrison duties in the home systems.
Imperial Zishanese Air Force (IZAF)
Thee IZAF is responsible maintaining aerospace superiority over planetary bodies. IZAF oversees orbital and planetary installation such as maintaining defense platforms and military bases, regulating, military and civilian orbital activities.
Imperial Zishanese Navy (IZN)
The IZN in charge of both spaces based naval operations and planetary based naval operations. Subordinated under this command is also the Marines specialize in expeditionary warfare.
Carriers (Named after Divine Guardians of Jinghsen and Non-Jingshen descent)
Battleships (Named after Sub-national entities including cities)
Cruiser (Named after Noteworthy individuals non jingshen descent)
Destroyer (Named after Geographic features such as mountains, rivers, forest etc)
@Elgappa@Ayazi Drat! But i shall respect the dibs, if i do seek to join and get on top of submitting any proper ideas or such to the discord. ^^;
Well, with that in mind: "What places on the map are still open for use?" (if that's ok to ask, i mean, ah...)
Could also help any other new players that are not me, perhaps, who could be looking. At least'd I'd want to think that could be the case. :D
Thanks. :) I've been working on this sheet for a long time but got held because of school (well no longer now because I have time). Actually spot I also do suggest is the Maritime in Canada for some faction. Newfoundland as well as I remember in a previous Fallout rp someone having a faction based out on the island. The Caribbean is still open too like Puerto Rico.
@Elgappa Thank you for answering questions so far! Its been very informative, and very interesting, to boot! :D
Though i do want to get an idea of what kind of a nation might work out in this place, seeing the...er...recent discussion here since my post last night. Call it my way of just "feeling out things", just in case my interest tips far enough to put in an app in future. ^^;
"What would your thoughts about a Pacific Islands nation? Say, one that has been not in contact with the mainland for a long time due to its need for resources (aka taking other islands that are closer) and for working out stability or such? Maybe based mainly in the islands of Hawaii, and has taken over some sets of smaller islands in the Pacific like Tonga, the Galapagos, and Fiji and such? Maybe with a solid enough sea/air force with little in the way of land infantry capability?"
Taking a look at the lore canon and here, i haven't seen anything about that part of the world as off yet, save that Chinese subs were off Cali's coast pre-Great War. So i felt this idea would be a good example to toss by you and feel out here.
Just a reminder, but I have been working on a Hawaii faction sheet since last year and trying to get it up onto WNC.
Fil-Am. Gen-Z Milennial trying to find my place, happiness and prosperity in the world while the world is in chaos.
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[center][url=http://www.roleplayerguild.com/topics/75870-heroes-of-beacon-the-next-chapter/ooc]Heroes of Beacon - The Next Chapter [/url] (2015 - 2018) (Rest in Peace to one of my most memorable RP's during College. Roleplayer of Caelia Polyhymnia, Cynthia Nivian Dea, Ni Rensa Ryou, Sarina Tala Dei and Vega Venetia.)[/center]
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[center][b]A little bit about me[/b][/center]
[center]- Filipino-American. Half Tagalog, Half Illokano (Partially Chinese)[/center]
[center]- Can speak a little bit of Tagalog and Mandarin.[/center]
[center]- Alumni of the Class of 2019 of UC Davis.[/center]
[center]- Majored in Anthropology and Psychology.[/center]
[center]- Currently working in the IT Sector.[/center]
[center]- Roleplaying since 2010, I began on the old Bethesda Softworks Forum doing Fallout Roleplays.[/center]
<div style="white-space:pre-wrap;">Fil-Am. Gen-Z Milennial trying to find my place, happiness and prosperity in the world while the world is in chaos. <br><br><div class="bb-center"><span class="bb-b">Former Username: Shadowkiller912</span></div><br><br><div class="bb-center"><span class="bb-b">Former RP's</span></div><br><br><div class="bb-center"><a href="https://www.roleplayerguild.com/topics/32261-seirei-no-tsumi-sin-of-the-spirit/ooc">Seirei no Tsumi: Sin Of The Spirit</a> (2014) (Roleplayer of Evelyn Rose Angara de Barazza.)</div><br><br><div class="bb-center"><a href="https://www.roleplayerguild.com/topics/42213-rwby-another-time/ooc?page=4#post-1268360">RWBY: Another Time</a> (2014) (Roleplayer of Regina Cordelia and Victoria Cordelia Caesar.)</div><br><br><div class="bb-center"><a href="https://www.roleplayerguild.com/topics/7581-mass-effect-spectre-strike-force/ooc?page=2#post-141935">Mass Effect Spectre Strike Force</a> (2014) (Roleplayer of Naomi Gagarin.)</div><br><br><div class="bb-center"><a href="https://www.roleplayerguild.com/topics/78030-star-wars-grievous-ascent/ooc?page=4#post-2577803">Star Wars: Grievous Ascent</a> (2015) (Roleplayer of the Jensaarai.)</div><br><br><div class="bb-center"><a href="https://www.roleplayerguild.com/topics/49899-the-heroes-of-beacon/ooc?page=7">The Heroes of Beacon</a> (2015) (Roleplayer of Caelia Polyhymnia, Cynthia Nivian Dea, and Ni Rensa Ryou.)</div><br><br><div class="bb-center"><span class="bb-b">Former RP's</span></div><br><div class="bb-center"><a href="http://www.roleplayerguild.com/topics/75870-heroes-of-beacon-the-next-chapter/ooc">Heroes of Beacon - The Next Chapter</a> (2015 - 2018) (Rest in Peace to one of my most memorable RP's during College. Roleplayer of Caelia Polyhymnia, Cynthia Nivian Dea, Ni Rensa Ryou, Sarina Tala Dei and Vega Venetia.)</div><br><div class="bb-center"><a href="https://www.roleplayerguild.com/topics/161357-persona-academic-akrasia/char">Persona - Academic Akrasia</a> (2017) (Roleplayer of Arina “Cal Senpai” Mifune.)</div><br><br><div class="bb-center">----</div><br><br><div class="bb-center"><span class="bb-b">A little bit about me</span></div><br><div class="bb-center">- Filipino-American. Half Tagalog, Half Illokano (Partially Chinese)</div><br><div class="bb-center">- Can speak a little bit of Tagalog and Mandarin.</div><br><div class="bb-center">- Alumni of the Class of 2019 of UC Davis.</div><br><div class="bb-center">- Majored in Anthropology and Psychology.</div><br><div class="bb-center">- Currently working in the IT Sector.</div><br><div class="bb-center">- Roleplaying since 2010, I began on the old Bethesda Softworks Forum doing Fallout Roleplays.</div><br><br></div>