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If anyone has any pitches or ideas, post them here to be reviewed by staff and/or community members.
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| August 2, 2017, 11:34 am
Ok. I wrote a question on whether religion is allowed and got and answer from Reese. I want a little more widespread religion than what he gave me permission for, so I’m giving you guys the choice. Here’s all that would and wouldn’t be included and some pros and cons for you to use in your decision.
Religion has been a very essential part in medieval Europe and I feel including some form of religion, even if it is just some allusions, or a character disguised as a monk, etc. can give the story a more distinct medieval feel. Many well-known medieval fiction stories include allusions to religion: The Count of Monte Cristo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Les Misérables to name a few. Here are a few pros of having a religion:
1. Weddings and other important events can be held at cathedrals or with the priest administering the vows (or whatever form of formal agreement is necessary).
2. They provide a whole new plethora of character opportunities for both main characters, supporting characters, and disguises.
3. Churches and cathedrals make a distinct shape and architectural style that could improve aesthetics of a city.
4. Churches may function as a gathering place or even a courthouse in small villages.
Lest I be too biased, I shall also present some possible cons of including religion, and the ways I intend to neutralize them:
1. Players could include too much religion in their stories to the detriment of the rest of the story.
2. Slightly limits the freedom of players.
3. Could be a point of conflict between members.
So the system I propose would apply only to the faction of Mythron. It would be somewhat of a Catholic church with cathedrals, monasteries, etc. Churches wouldn’t necessarily be built in every village, but they would be a common site to people and a part of many people’s lives. Characters do not have to be part of the church, and other churches and cults may exist that are separate from the Catholic-like church (which would not be officially recognized). Players would not be allowed to preach their religious beliefs (“show don’t tell” applies here as well), rather this is only an enrichening opportunity for stories. And lastly, lest you think I am Catholic, I’m not, but I feel this offers an interesting aspect of culture and new opportunities to stories. So, what do you guys say? I’d love to hear opinions on this.
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| August 3, 2017, 2:34 pm
Quoting C Stucky
Ok. I wrote a question on whether religion is allowed and got and answer from Reese. I want a little more widespread religion than what he gave me permission for, so I’m giving you guys the choice. Here’s all that would and wouldn’t be included and some pros and cons for you to use in your decision.
Religion has been a very essential part in medieval Europe and I feel including some form of religion, even if it is just some allusions, or a character disguised as a monk, etc. can give the story a more distinct medieval feel. Many well-known medieval fiction stories include allusions to religion: The Count of Monte Cristo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Les Misérables to name a few. Here are a few pros of having a religion:
1. Weddings and other important events can be held at cathedrals or with the priest administering the vows (or whatever form of formal agreement is necessary).
2. They provide a whole new plethora of character opportunities for both main characters, supporting characters, and disguises.
3. Churches and cathedrals make a distinct shape and architectural style that could improve aesthetics of a city.
4. Churches may function as a gathering place or even a courthouse in small villages.
Lest I be too biased, I shall also present some possible cons of including religion, and the ways I intend to neutralize them:
1. Players could include too much religion in their stories to the detriment of the rest of the story.
2. Slightly limits the freedom of players.
3. Could be a point of conflict between members.
So the system I propose would apply only to the faction of Mythron. It would be somewhat of a Catholic church with cathedrals, monasteries, etc. Churches wouldn’t necessarily be built in every village, but they would be a common site to people and a part of many people’s lives. Characters do not have to be part of the church, and other churches and cults may exist that are separate from the Catholic-like church (which would not be officially recognized). Players would not be allowed to preach their religious beliefs (“show don’t tell” applies here as well), rather this is only an enrichening opportunity for stories. And lastly, lest you think I am Catholic, I’m not, but I feel this offers an interesting aspect of culture and new opportunities to stories. So, what do you guys say? I’d love to hear opinions on this.

Les Misérables is set in the 1700's... And you bring up an interesting point as the Catholic and Orthodox churches played a major role in medieval European history. The catch is if you parallel a religion, you must be Consistent in Comparisons; for instance, If I were to make a parallel to the Catholic church, I would have to include certain prejudices against those outside the religion, and the "convert or be slain" tactic [Only in some cases]. But I agree, Adding religion would be beneficial from a cultural standpoint, and would give depth to the RP as a whole.(I'll edit in more when I think of it...xP)
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| August 3, 2017, 2:52 pm
I noticed in the history it mentions the outlaws having hidden outposts which they use to fight their guerrilla war. It's fine if just were to maybe play around with said outposts and write stories during the War, right?
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| August 3, 2017, 4:28 pm
Quoting Black_Wind 8319
I noticed in the history it mentions the outlaws having hidden outposts which they use to fight their guerrilla war. It's fine if just were to maybe play around with said outposts and write stories during the War, right?

That's the general idea with this new system.:P But you need to clear your story with the community(I think you already knew that though.;P)
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| August 3, 2017, 4:34 pm
Quoting Reese EH
If anyone has any pitches or ideas, post them here to be reviewed by staff and/or community members.

I plan on my story leading to a Rainosian beach head and siege on Carthal, which is just northwest of where Daeron met the Rainosian stealth scout. This is kind of taking the March UC and putting my own spin on it.

Quoting Loli Balter
Quoting Loli Balter
Quoting Reese Hawthorne
Quoting Loli Balter
Quoting Reese Hawthorne
Unfortunately, ranks don't make sense under the new system at the moment.

However, with the spy of Maldensian thing... that could lead into a pretty neat story arc of a character attempting to become a Maldensian. I don't think it was ever really developed, just kinda invented and left out there.

So what does that mean exactly?

There will most likely not be ranks under the new system.

It would be interesting if someone wrote a story which included further details on becoming a Maldensian spy and what it entails.

Ooh... So I suppose I could be said person, I just need to rank up that high, or else find another way of getting there... Maybe slaying a dragon like Smaug.

Or actually, Daeron could prove himself and, with the ranks gone, I can say that the council of Elrond(Or whatever the Nerogue high council is called.xP) decided to promote Daeron to a Rider of Zorthan, then it would only be a matter of time before he 'ranks up' in the new, rank-less system. That would fit my story arc for the first few chapters well.


There's a fully quoted conversation that grasps the jist of my first "season" in LoM. I'll get more out as it is approved.
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| August 3, 2017, 4:44 pm
Quoting Lolimon The Wise
I plan on my story leading to a Rainosian beach head and siege on Carthal, which is just northwest of where Daeron met the Rainosian stealth scout. This is kind of taking the March UC and putting my own spin on it.

Quoting Loli Balter
Quoting Loli Balter
Quoting Reese Hawthorne
Quoting Loli Balter
Quoting Reese Hawthorne
Unfortunately, ranks don't make sense under the new system at the moment.

However, with the spy of Maldensian thing... that could lead into a pretty neat story arc of a character attempting to become a Maldensian. I don't think it was ever really developed, just kinda invented and left out there.

So what does that mean exactly?

There will most likely not be ranks under the new system.

It would be interesting if someone wrote a story which included further details on becoming a Maldensian spy and what it entails.

Ooh... So I suppose I could be said person, I just need to rank up that high, or else find another way of getting there... Maybe slaying a dragon like Smaug.

Or actually, Daeron could prove himself and, with the ranks gone, I can say that the council of Elrond(Or whatever the Nerogue high council is called.xP) decided to promote Daeron to a Rider of Zorthan, then it would only be a matter of time before he 'ranks up' in the new, rank-less system. That would fit my story arc for the first few chapters well.


There's a fully quoted conversation that grasps the jist of my first "season" in LoM. I'll get more out as it is approved.


Okay

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| August 3, 2017, 6:02 pm
Quoting Black_Wind 8319
So what does that mean exactly?

There will most likely not be ranks under the new system.

It would be interesting if someone wrote a story which included further details on becoming a Maldensian spy and what it entails.

Ooh... So I suppose I could be said person, I just need to rank up that high, or else find another way of getting there... Maybe slaying a dragon like Smaug.

Or actually, Daeron could prove himself and, with the ranks gone, I can say that the council of Elrond(Or whatever the Nerogue high council is called.xP) decided to promote Daeron to a Rider of Zorthan, then it would only be a matter of time before he 'ranks up' in the new, rank-less system. That would fit my story arc for the first few chapters well.


There's a fully quoted conversation that grasps the jist of my first "season" in LoM. I'll get more out as it is approved.

Okay

Thanks!
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| August 3, 2017, 6:04 pm
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Quoting C Stucky


I personally want to have religions in the Lands of Mythron because it can provide motivation and backstory for certain characters. However, I feel that if we were to establish a religion for one faction, then we need to establish some general religions for all factions.

This might be something we can turn into a community project, where members could perhaps submit pitches for different religions and we could plug them into the factions...

I'll talk to the other staff.

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| August 4, 2017, 12:14 am
Quoting Reese EH

I personally want to have religions in the Lands of Mythron because it can provide motivation and backstory for certain characters. However, I feel that if we were to establish a religion for one faction, then we need to establish some general religions for all factions.

This might be something we can turn into a community project, where members could perhaps submit pitches for different religions and we could plug them into the factions...

I'll talk to the other staff.

If we're going to do that then we should think of one important factor: The Mythronian religion would be the most widespread because of their having a near map wide empire at one point.:P
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| August 4, 2017, 9:01 am
Are there giant snails in the Lands of Mythron? if not, could you consider, because that sounds cool.
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| August 7, 2017, 5:31 pm
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Quoting X Brick
Are there giant snails in the Lands of Mythron? if not, could you consider, because that sounds cool.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/124388168@N08/32698126096/in
/dateposted/
This was my entry for Round 3 of the Tourney this year. :P Which means that yes, technically giant snails are canon, or at least have the possibility to be so as there is canonical precedent for them existing. However, the fact that this entry got me out of the competition should tell you something about the general popularity of giant snails. :P
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| August 8, 2017, 1:03 am
Quoting Cab ~
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124388168@N08/32698126096/in
/dateposted/
This was my entry for Round 3 of the Tourney this year. :P Which means that yes, technically giant snails are canon, or at least have the possibility to be so as there is canonical precedent for them existing. However, the fact that this entry got me out of the competition should tell you something about the general popularity of giant snails. :P


Nice. I might have to build one now just in case
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| August 8, 2017, 9:10 am
Quoting Lolimon The Wise
Les Misérables is set in the 1700's... And you bring up an interesting point as the Catholic and Orthodox churches played a major role in medieval European history. The catch is if you parallel a religion, you must be Consistent in Comparisons; for instance, If I were to make a parallel to the Catholic church, I would have to include certain prejudices against those outside the religion, and the "convert or be slain" tactic [Only in some cases]. But I agree, Adding religion would be beneficial from a cultural standpoint, and would give depth to the RP as a whole.(I'll edit in more when I think of it...xP)


Hey, Loli, this sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it? CoughcoughLCRPReligionFight2k17coughcough
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| August 8, 2017, 10:16 pm
Quoting Jedi Master0310

Hey, Loli, this sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it? CoughcoughLCRPReligionFight2k17coughcough

Yeah, but with more tact than what we're used to.xP
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| August 9, 2017, 10:14 am
Hey, I was referred to come here to ask a story arc question or two.

One: Am I allowed to have the Rainosian force in my story be 2,000 strong?

Two: May I siege Carthal with the aforementioned force?

Three: May I have permission to use Julia L.E.E.P. in my story, as she is the defender of the city?

Four:The idea of the first season of my story, as you may have already guessed, is getting him to become a Rider of Zorthan(Then eventually a Spy of Maldensian, as the sieries goes on). To this end, after Daeron defeats the Rainosian forces at Carthal, can the Neroguian High Council "rank him up" to rider of Zorthan for his having valorously proven himself?

Five: May Daeron recruit 200 able bodied villagers to grab weapons and aid in the defence of Carthal?
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| August 9, 2017, 4:38 pm
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Quoting Lolimon The Wise
Hey, I was referred to come here to ask a story arc question or two.

One: Am I allowed to have the Rainosian force in my story be 2,000 strong?

Two: May I siege Carthal with the aforementioned force?

Three: May I have permission to use Julia L.E.E.P. in my story, as she is the defender of the city?

Four:The idea of the first season of my story, as you may have already guessed, is getting him to become a Rider of Zorthan(Then eventually a Spy of Maldensian, as the sieries goes on). To this end, after Daeron defeats the Rainosian forces at Carthal, can the Neroguian High Council "rank him up" to rider of Zorthan for his having valorously proven himself?

Five: May Daeron recruit 200 able bodied villagers to grab weapons and aid in the defence of Carthal?


Carthal is in Mythron. Nerogueians would not be defending it and would receive no honours in Nerogue for doing so. Furthermore Julie L.E.E.P
(whose name you really need to take more care when spelling xD) is a ranger and therefore would not be the official military commander of any defences in the city while she and the rangers do protect the surrounding area to some extent. Also as I suggested earlier, slow down, you have much more freedom with a character of lower status as you don't have to take every single little detail to the staff for approval.

I can however inform you that a failed siege of Carthal is likely to be added to canon at some point when the staff get round to it. It would be simple if a little discussion wasn't required. When we release details of this we can help you adapt your story to have your character present.
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| August 9, 2017, 5:11 pm
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Quoting Lolimon The Wise
Hey, I was referred to come here to ask a story arc question or two.

One: Am I allowed to have the Rainosian force in my story be 2,000 strong?

Two: May I siege Carthal with the aforementioned force?

Three: May I have permission to use Julia L.E.E.P. in my story, as she is the defender of the city?

Four:The idea of the first season of my story, as you may have already guessed, is getting him to become a Rider of Zorthan(Then eventually a Spy of Maldensian, as the sieries goes on). To this end, after Daeron defeats the Rainosian forces at Carthal, can the Neroguian High Council "rank him up" to rider of Zorthan for his having valorously proven himself?

Five: May Daeron recruit 200 able bodied villagers to grab weapons and aid in the defence of Carthal?


The only thing I would like to point out is that it doesn't make sense that Daeron, a Nerogueian, is fighting for Mythron; this most likely would not prompt the council to elect him as a Rider of Zorthan since he is fighting on foreign soil for a cause that the council does not condone.

EDIT: I just noticed Jonny said something too.
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| August 9, 2017, 5:23 pm
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For story purposes, I think it might be useful to name the mountain range in the east of Bodus (at the left side of the white area in the northwest of the LOM map). I suggest "The Parennials", which makes some sense since one of the definitions of the word perennial is "continuing without interruption", which I think lends itself well to describing mountains that reach into the clouds.
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| August 10, 2017, 12:41 am
Quoting Cab ~
For story purposes, I think it might be useful to name the mountain range in the east of Bodus (at the left side of the white area in the northwest of the LOM map). I suggest "The Parennials", which makes some sense since one of the definitions of the word perennial is "continuing without interruption", which I think lends itself well to describing mountains that reach into the clouds.

I like it, but perhaps this will mean we have to name the other ranges and rivers.
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| August 10, 2017, 9:43 am
Quoting Jacob Syrups
I like it, but perhaps this will mean we have to name the other ranges and rivers.

Dude, that's right up my alley! We should start a group for that purpose simply because it's the ridiculous thing to do.xD
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| August 10, 2017, 11:59 am
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Quoting Jacob Syrups
I like it, but perhaps this will mean we have to name the other ranges and rivers.

I think it might be easier to just name mountain ranges and rivers and lakes and so on as they become relevant to people's stories.
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| August 10, 2017, 12:38 pm
Quoting Cab ~
I think it might be easier to just name mountain ranges and rivers and lakes and so on as they become relevant to people's stories.

That sounds fine to me.
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| August 10, 2017, 12:39 pm
Quoting Lolimon The Wise
Dude, that's right up my alley! We should start a group for that purpose simply because it's the ridiculous thing to do.xD

:P
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| August 10, 2017, 12:40 pm
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Quoting Jacob Syrups
I like it, but perhaps this will mean we have to name the other ranges and rivers.


I've been saying this for a while. Obviously there are smaller rivers and mountains which aren't marked on the map but as for the ones we can see I do know the original names for a couple. The forested area between Meids and Rogath is called Darkthorn Forest. At some point west of the forest but still east of Meids there was possibly an area called the Nervnor Swamp. And finally both branches of the river (for some reason) running from the central lake (one south towards Falmor where it again branches towards Carthal, the other to Meids then Elpis) are called the Someli River

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| August 10, 2017, 3:44 pm
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My story requires a relatively large ship which will voyage across the Sea of Myths to discover new lands. Could I have one of my characters steal a capital ship from the Outlaw navy? The beginning of the story is set in 8 AU, when the Outlaws were working on strengthening their comparatively weak navy so they could keep up with the other factions, meaning there would be several newly built ships that could possibly be stolen.
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| August 11, 2017, 12:57 am
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Quoting Cab ~
My story requires a relatively large ship which will voyage across the Sea of Myths to discover new lands. Could I have one of my characters steal a capital ship from the Outlaw navy? The beginning of the story is set in 8 AU, when the Outlaws were working on strengthening their comparatively weak navy so they could keep up with the other factions, meaning there would be several newly built ships that could possibly be stolen.


If it makes logical sense, you don't even have to ask here. Just keep in mind what the defenses of those ships would be and how easy/hard it would be to steal one.
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| August 11, 2017, 8:31 am
What ever happenend to the religion thing? I think it's a good idea.

BTW Les Mis is the student rebellion... 19th century.
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| August 13, 2017, 5:51 am
Would I be allowed to set up a "cult" of some description in Enalicia (or whatever it is)?

It would be a 30 strong group, mainly of seasoned diplomats and seasoned fighters. It would kind of form the diplomat's and espionage wing of the enalican armed forces.

It will eventually die. My character, when/if he can advance to a figure of power within bodus will lead an expidition for some reason, and then come into contact with their island He will then, seeing the enalican banner, storm it. The cult will die there with its members.

So.. What do you think?
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| August 13, 2017, 6:02 am
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Quoting James Douglas
Would I be allowed to set up a "cult" of some description in Enalicia (or whatever it is)?

It would be a 30 strong group, mainly of seasoned diplomats and seasoned fighters. It would kind of form the diplomat's and espionage wing of the enalican armed forces.

It will eventually die. My character, when/if he can advance to a figure of power within bodus will lead an expidition for some reason, and then come into contact with their island He will then, seeing the enalican banner, storm it. The cult will die there with its members.

So.. What do you think?


That sounds nothing like a cult. xD
Armon will be able to give you more information on the Enalican system than I can so I'll leave this one for him.
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| August 13, 2017, 6:53 am
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .

That sounds nothing like a cult. xD
Armon will be able to give you more information on the Enalican system than I can so I'll leave this one for him.


Yeah I typed that out badly.

It won't be soo closely related to the army or government.

I changed it into that to make it more lore freindly. But here is the original idea-

A terrorist organisation (of sorts) (which is known by the enalican government. They know it exists and do not stop it) which has one goal- they want enalica to grow. To prosper. All will bow to them.

They do it by certain rather shady means. Assasintation, dodgy diplomatic espionage, etc.

They try to influence governments. Dispose of certain ministers or senators who would be anti enalican. They see no need for allies.

Of any sort whatsoever.

Enalica will prosper.

All else must and will die.
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| August 13, 2017, 7:46 am
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Quoting James Douglas

Yeah I typed that out badly.

It won't be soo closely related to the army or government.

I changed it into that to make it more lore freindly. But here is the original idea-

A terrorist organisation (of sorts) (which is known by the enalican government. They know it exists and do not stop it) which has one goal- they want enalica to grow. To prosper. All will bow to them.

They do it by certain rather shady means. Assasintation, dodgy diplomatic espionage, etc.

They try to influence governments. Dispose of certain ministers or senators who would be anti enalican. They see no need for allies.

Of any sort whatsoever.

Enalica will prosper.

All else must and will die.


You might want to read the timeline and ask questions first as this idea sounds very unlikely. The setting for the story is also important as the time period will influence anything involving the factions. The Enalican government would be in control so any terrorists would be anti-enalica and since the entire government of Enalica is a military hierarchy there is no such opposition within the government. There are no senators or ministers in the LoM. There already exists a "terrorist" faction in Enalica so another one would be a bit samey. I just don't see how this idea works with the lore at all.
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| August 13, 2017, 8:53 am
I know. That's why I asked.

When I said senators or ministers I meant noblemen or politicians or advisors of kings. Like, I don't know, nerouge councils or outlaw confederacies. The members of those, that kind of "minister" or senator. (Tho not them as in the members thenselves. Using them as examples.)

I just had an idea of a group of international terrorists of sorts, enalica first, etc etc. There weren't really controlled by the government. I tried to say the government knows they exist, and dosen't stop them.

The enalican government dosen't want to be associated with them too closely as it could reflect in them badly.

And it isn't enalican advisors they would kill.

I'll re-write my story, sure. I'll come up with something else. :)

Anyway, other organisations would do. It's more or less they ask my character to I'll someone, as if he dies, no one will notice, and he is almost guaranteed to do it. (Reasons why are in story).

It's fine if it dosen't work. It dosen't even have to be Enalicia.

They would assassinate a baron (advisor) as he is rather anti enalica. But seeing it dosen't work that's fine.
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| August 13, 2017, 9:33 am
And not really a faction. Just a small little organisation.
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| August 13, 2017, 9:36 am
May I use David FNJ's character Davarian in my story?
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| August 13, 2017, 4:50 pm
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Quoting Lolimon The Wise
May I use David FNJ's character Davarian in my story?


You mean Darvainian?
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| August 13, 2017, 5:12 pm
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .

You mean Darvainian?


Bit of a silly question, Jonny.
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| August 13, 2017, 5:17 pm
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Quoting James Douglas

Bit of a silly question, Jonny.


You haven't met lolimon then xD Srsly, if there was a 3 year old minor character called the name he said he would have found him and asked to use him. I don't doubt it.
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| August 13, 2017, 5:39 pm
Quoting Lolimon The Wise
May I use David FNJ's character Davarian in my story?

Wait? Davarian? That's the exact name and spelling of a fantasy nation I've created. :O
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| August 13, 2017, 5:59 pm
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .

You haven't met lolimon then xD Srsly, if there was a 3 year old minor character called the name he said he would have found him and asked to use him. I don't doubt it.


But seeing he said "David FNJ's", and gave a name fairly close to the real spelling, I doubt Dave would have had two characters with such similar names.

Feel da logic. XD.

unless they were father and son.
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| August 13, 2017, 6:21 pm
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .

You mean Darvainian?

Yeah, that's what I said.xP
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| August 13, 2017, 9:03 pm
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .

You haven't met lolimon then xD Srsly, if there was a 3 year old minor character called the name he said he would have found him and asked to use him. I don't doubt it.

The sad thing is, I can see myself doing that.:P
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| August 13, 2017, 9:04 pm
Quoting James Douglas

But seeing he said "David FNJ's", and gave a name fairly close to the real spelling, I doubt Dave would have had two characters with such similar names.

Feel da logic. XD.

unless they were father and son.

For some totally inexplicable reason, I feel like I should make a character named Davarian.xD
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| August 13, 2017, 9:06 pm
Quoting Marley Mac
Wait? Davarian? That's the exact name and spelling of a fantasy nation I've created. :O

I'm secretly your Doppelgänger.*Plays x-files theme*
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| August 13, 2017, 9:08 pm
May I use David FNJ's character Darvainian in my story?xP
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| August 13, 2017, 9:13 pm
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Quoting Lolimon The Wise
May I use David FNJ's character Darvainian in my story?xP

if you keep it canon i think it should be fine
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| August 13, 2017, 9:27 pm
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Quoting Lolimon The Wise
May I use David FNJ's character Darvainian in my story?xP

I would suggest reading up on FNJ's stories with Darvainian in them just to make sure you keep him in character. I'm suuurrreee you know not to do anything ridiculous like make him assassinate Bartok or sign documents to enslave orcs, etc. We'll be checkin' up on you boi. =_=
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| August 13, 2017, 10:54 pm
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Quoting James Douglas
I know. That's why I asked.

When I said senators or ministers I meant noblemen or politicians or advisors of kings. Like, I don't know, nerouge councils or outlaw confederacies. The members of those, that kind of "minister" or senator. (Tho not them as in the members thenselves. Using them as examples.)

I just had an idea of a group of international terrorists of sorts, enalica first, etc etc. There weren't really controlled by the government. I tried to say the government knows they exist, and dosen't stop them.

The enalican government dosen't want to be associated with them too closely as it could reflect in them badly.

And it isn't enalican advisors they would kill.

I'll re-write my story, sure. I'll come up with something else. :)

Anyway, other organisations would do. It's more or less they ask my character to I'll someone, as if he dies, no one will notice, and he is almost guaranteed to do it. (Reasons why are in story).

It's fine if it dosen't work. It dosen't even have to be Enalicia.

They would assassinate a baron (advisor) as he is rather anti enalica. But seeing it dosen't work that's fine.

It actually doesn't sound like a bad idea, granted that you keep it to around thirty members and that they'll eventually die out (nothing OP). Also making sure they don't kill any important peeps like faction leaders or city leaders, which you should know. If they killed some random foreign entrepreneurs or advisors coming into Enalica that would be fine. My suggestion is to set this during the time when Reia disappears after Sadon orders her capture, since Enalicans will be suspicious of who their allies are and it's a lot more likely for an extremist terrorist group to form. I'll be checking in with you later.
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| August 13, 2017, 11:00 pm
Quoting Armon Russ
I would suggest reading up on FNJ's stories with Darvainian in them just to make sure you keep him in character. I'm suuurrreee you know not to do anything ridiculous like make him assassinate Bartok or sign documents to enslave orcs, etc. We'll be checkin' up on you boi. =_=

I've read them all, but I can't figure for the life of me which one is the most recent. Do you think you can help?
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| August 14, 2017, 10:32 am
Quoting Armon Russ
It actually doesn't sound like a bad idea, granted that you keep it to around thirty members and that they'll eventually die out (nothing OP). Also making sure they don't kill any important peeps like faction leaders or city leaders, which you should know. If they killed some random foreign entrepreneurs or advisors coming into Enalica that would be fine. My suggestion is to set this during the time when Reia disappears after Sadon orders her capture, since Enalicans will be suspicious of who their allies are and it's a lot more likely for an extremist terrorist group to form. I'll be checking in with you later.


So, seeing they kick off my story, I can't really put my story starting before her capture?

(Looks at Johnny smugly)
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| August 14, 2017, 11:30 am
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Quoting James Douglas

So, seeing they kick off my story, I can't really put my story starting before her capture?

(Looks at Johnny smugly)

Well, I suggested having it start after her disappearance (not capture btw) because it just seems more plausible for a group like that to form when Enalica is most unsure about its allies and such.
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| August 15, 2017, 6:36 am
Quoting Armon Russ
Well, I suggested having it start after her disappearance (not capture btw) because it just seems more plausible for a group like that to form when Enalica is most unsure about its allies and such.


So that's around 8AU?
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| August 15, 2017, 1:23 pm
Jeez loli, can you go anywhere without starting a linguistic/religious/political debate? See, this, THIS is why we can't have nice things. :P anyways... I'm still a little confused on the whole storyline pitch thing and the "seasons" do i just give an idea here and then the admins either way yay or nay?
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| August 15, 2017, 8:07 pm
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Quoting Black_Wind 8319
I'm still a little confused on the whole storyline pitch thing and the "seasons" do i just give an idea here and then the admins either way yay or nay?


Yes. Seasons are a way you can seperate your story out if you feel the need.

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| August 15, 2017, 8:14 pm
Quoting Cab ~
For story purposes, I think it might be useful to name the mountain range in the east of Bodus (at the left side of the white area in the northwest of the LOM map). I suggest "The Parennials", which makes some sense since one of the definitions of the word perennial is "continuing without interruption", which I think lends itself well to describing mountains that reach into the clouds.

Also for story purposes, I'd like to name the southernmost height of that chain (The Parennials), Blackhawk Peak and the river flowing down from it Thunderhole Creak. My story takes place in a village at the foot of Blackhawk Peak, which I name Southwood. By the way, anyone looking for names for geographical features that are important for their story should try this out. It uses real names of features from a Nat Geo database:
http://www.mithrilandmages.com/utilities/FeatureNames.php
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| August 27, 2017, 4:55 am
Quoting C Stucky
Also for story purposes, I'd like to name the southernmost height of that chain (The Parennials), Blackhawk Peak and the river flowing down from it Thunderhole Creak. My story takes place in a village at the foot of Blackhawk Peak, which I name Southwood. By the way, anyone looking for names for geographical features that are important for their story should try this out. It uses real names of features from a Nat Geo database:
http://www.mithrilandmages.com/utilities/FeatureNames.php

PS.: Further up, the river (Thunderhole Creak) divides. My story does not use this part of the river and anyone can come up with other names for it. Alternately, if you aren't feeling creative, just use Thunderhole Right Branch and Thunderhole Left Branch.
Anyway, why do we have rivers dividing on our maps? In the real world, the only place rivers divide is at the delta. Rivers have tributaries that flow in to them, but not out of them. Anyway, just some geographical thoughts. It is a fantasy world :)
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| August 27, 2017, 5:02 am
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Quoting C Stucky
Also for story purposes, I'd like to name the southernmost height of that chain (The Parennials), Blackhawk Peak and the river flowing down from it Thunderhole Creak. My story takes place in a village at the foot of Blackhawk Peak, which I name Southwood. By the way, anyone looking for names for geographical features that are important for their story should try this out. It uses real names of features from a Nat Geo database:
http://www.mithrilandmages.com/utilities/FeatureNames.php


Nice names. In medieval terminology the word creek would mean something more swamp like so I'm not sure about that but the rest of your names sound good. I am puzzled by southwood though considering it would be north of nearly all the forests in the lands unless I'm taking things too literally. :P
Take care to avoid americanisms with that database btw, otherwise all seems good.

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| August 27, 2017, 8:31 am
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Quoting C Stucky
PS.: Further up, the river (Thunderhole Creak) divides. My story does not use this part of the river and anyone can come up with other names for it. Alternately, if you aren't feeling creative, just use Thunderhole Right Branch and Thunderhole Left Branch.
Anyway, why do we have rivers dividing on our maps? In the real world, the only place rivers divide is at the delta. Rivers have tributaries that flow in to them, but not out of them. Anyway, just some geographical thoughts. It is a fantasy world :)


Actually no, some rivers do divide into distributaries. I'm not sure what you're referring to here anyway considering thunderhole isn't a river on the current map* so when you draw your mini map you can have it not divide if you wish.

(While distributaries do exist I do have to wonder about the mapmakers ideas having found some references on the wiki to rivers flowing TO cities instead of from them to the sea :P )

*Edit: Cab's description of the location of the Parennials states them to be east of bodus then gives a location west of bodus so I need to check this now.
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| August 27, 2017, 8:35 am
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Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .
*Edit: Cab's description of the location of the Parennials states them to be east of bodus then gives a location west of bodus so I need to check this now.

My bad. :P The Parennials are in the west of Bodus. I probably just switched up east and west on the map.
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| August 27, 2017, 2:22 pm
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .

Actually no, some rivers do divide into distributaries. I'm not sure what you're referring to here anyway considering thunderhole isn't a river on the current map* so when you draw your mini map you can have it not divide if you wish.

(While distributaries do exist I do have to wonder about the mapmakers ideas having found some references on the wiki to rivers flowing TO cities instead of from them to the sea :P )

*Edit: Cab's description of the location of the Parennials states them to be east of bodus then gives a location west of bodus so I need to check this now.


Actually, the river is on the map, it goes from just above the white area up to where it divides near where the word "Larpang" is written. If I new how to send notes made in Edge, I could send you an annotated picture of the map.

Edit: the name of the village refers to geographical location within the Outlaw Lands and not the Lands of Mythron as a whole.
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| August 27, 2017, 2:39 pm
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Quoting C Stucky

Actually, the river is on the map, it goes from just above the white area up to where it divides near where the word "Larpang" is written. If I new how to send notes made in Edge, I could send you an annotated picture of the map.

Edit: the name of the village refers to geographical location within the Outlaw Lands and not the Lands of Mythron as a whole.


Read my edit.
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| August 27, 2017, 2:42 pm
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .

Read my edit.

I can't find Bodus on the map (strange since I'm pretty sure it is an important city). Also, did you see Cab's message?
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| August 27, 2017, 2:45 pm
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Quoting C Stucky
I can't find Bodus on the map (strange since I'm pretty sure it is an important city). Also, did you see Cab's message?


Bodus isn't a city, it's an area. The entire icy northern region is Bodus (within which the cities of Nostrogel, Larpang and Bodus Minor are located). Frostclaw is the citadel within the city Bodus Minor.

And yes I saw cab's message. I believed he meant the mountains in the east of the region due to the minor mistake in his explanation, until now.
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| August 27, 2017, 2:49 pm
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Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .

Bodus isn't a city, it's an area. The entire icy northern region is Bodus (within which the cities of Nostrogel, Larpang and Bodus Minor are located). Frostclaw is the citadel within the city Bodus Minor.

Elpis, btw, could also be considered part of Bodus. Meids is definitely outside of the region though.
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| August 28, 2017, 1:30 am
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .

Bodus isn't a city, it's an area. The entire icy northern region is Bodus (within which the cities of Nostrogel, Larpang and Bodus Minor are located). Frostclaw is the citadel within the city Bodus Minor.

And yes I saw cab's message. I believed he meant the mountains in the east of the region due to the minor mistake in his explanation, until now.

Ok, did you see the river I was talking about?
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| August 28, 2017, 6:18 am
I have a suggestion for an addition to the timeline:

In the year 24 or 25 AU, there is a rebellion on Mercado. It's not a typical rebellion, but more of a giant Industrial Revolution type strike. Jaron Dragian, the son of the ruler of Pescado, starts it by spreading rumours and resentment against Enalica. So the farmers, fishermen, and miners decide not to send their goods to the rest of the LoM, especially to the rest of Enalica, who they consider to be using their goods to get wealthy. Reia Loda sends troops to Pescado to restore order without violence if possible, but the rebels see this as an act of war and skirmishes breakout between them and the Golden Army. Reia sends more troops and equipment to deal with the rebellion and it falls apart due mostly to the majority of farmers and fishermen not wishing to be part of the violence and leaving the rebellion. Jaron escapes to Santuario before authorities can bring him to justice. Thoughts? I have more details if staff want/need and am open to changes, especially at the end.
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| August 28, 2017, 8:53 pm
Quoting Jacob Syrups
I have a suggestion for an addition to the timeline:

In the year 24 or 25 AU, there is a rebellion on Mercado. It's not a typical rebellion, but more of a giant Industrial Revolution type strike. Jaron Dragian, the son of the ruler of Pescado, starts it by spreading rumours and resentment against Enalica. So the farmers, fishermen, and miners decide not to send their goods to the rest of the LoM, especially to the rest of Enalica, who they consider to be using their goods to get wealthy. Reia Loda sends troops to Pescado to restore order without violence if possible, but the rebels see this as an act of war and skirmishes breakout between them and the Golden Army. Reia sends more troops and equipment to deal with the rebellion and it falls apart due mostly to the majority of farmers and fishermen not wishing to be part of the violence and leaving the rebellion. Jaron escapes to Santuario before authorities can bring him to justice. Thoughts? I have more details if staff want/need and am open to changes, especially at the end.

Sounds good to me, but you'll need to get approval from the staff, of course.
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| August 29, 2017, 4:25 am
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Quoting Jacob Syrups
I have a suggestion for an addition to the timeline:

In the year 24 or 25 AU, there is a rebellion on Mercado. It's not a typical rebellion, but more of a giant Industrial Revolution type strike. Jaron Dragian, the son of the ruler of Pescado, starts it by spreading rumours and resentment against Enalica. So the farmers, fishermen, and miners decide not to send their goods to the rest of the LoM, especially to the rest of Enalica, who they consider to be using their goods to get wealthy. Reia Loda sends troops to Pescado to restore order without violence if possible, but the rebels see this as an act of war and skirmishes breakout between them and the Golden Army. Reia sends more troops and equipment to deal with the rebellion and it falls apart due mostly to the majority of farmers and fishermen not wishing to be part of the violence and leaving the rebellion. Jaron escapes to Santuario before authorities can bring him to justice. Thoughts? I have more details if staff want/need and am open to changes, especially at the end.

Hmmm I think you'd do better to focus more on the labor strike aspect of it. Enalica has already had its share of skirmishes and we wouldn't like things to get dull. ;P So the strike happens probably by this Dragian guy telling people they aren't being paid enough. They protest, stop sending out goods, etc. Reia sends troops to see what the problem is and maybe they do agree to raise some wages, satisfying them and putting Dragian in an awkward position. They turn on him and he flees to Santuario. How's that?
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| August 30, 2017, 10:16 pm
Quoting Armon Russ
Hmmm I think you'd do better to focus more on the labor strike aspect of it. Enalica has already had its share of skirmishes and we wouldn't like things to get dull. ;P So the strike happens probably by this Dragian guy telling people they aren't being paid enough. They protest, stop sending out goods, etc. Reia sends troops to see what the problem is and maybe they do agree to raise some wages, satisfying them and putting Dragian in an awkward position. They turn on him and he flees to Santuario. How's that?

That sounds pretty fine to me. Does the year 25 AU work?
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| August 30, 2017, 10:23 pm
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Quoting Jacob Syrups
That sounds pretty fine to me. Does the year 25 AU work?

Yep, that should be ok.
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| August 30, 2017, 10:26 pm
Quoting Armon Russ
Yep, that should be ok.

Alright, thanks staff!
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| August 30, 2017, 10:31 pm
Quoting Reese EH

I personally want to have religions in the Lands of Mythron because it can provide motivation and backstory for certain characters. However, I feel that if we were to establish a religion for one faction, then we need to establish some general religions for all factions.

This might be something we can turn into a community project, where members could perhaps submit pitches for different religions and we could plug them into the factions...

I'll talk to the other staff.


That would be awesome Reese! Definitely something I'd want to be a part of.
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| September 2, 2017, 10:04 pm
Hey, so I think that my having a small settlement to the south-east of Nerouge that is not heavily associated with any faction. Small groups of soldiers from some of the factions stay on this island and hunt the mystical creatures that live there.

This would open up new, mostly-unsettled territory and create a rush for new land, that each faction would benefit from. It also opens up new opportunities for collaboration between characters that would not usually interact. It also creates a place for new players to place their characters. In addition, new creatures can be introduced on the island and also on the mainland as work-beasts or war-animals.

I'm not sure if that island has a name, maybe the Isle Wyrd?
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| September 6, 2017, 1:56 pm
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Quoting TheCubbScout .
Hey, so I think that my having a small settlement to the south-east of Nerouge that is not heavily associated with any faction. Small groups of soldiers from some of the factions stay on this island and hunt the mystical creatures that live there.

This would open up new, mostly-unsettled territory and create a rush for new land, that each faction would benefit from. It also opens up new opportunities for collaboration between characters that would not usually interact. It also creates a place for new players to place their characters. In addition, new creatures can be introduced on the island and also on the mainland as work-beasts or war-animals.

I'm not sure if that island has a name, maybe the Isle Wyrd?


This idea works apart from the factions part. The island is purple on the LoM factions map because no faction has claimed it but it is very unlikely soldiers from enemy factions could use the land without conflict. I'd suggest changing the idea to groups of hunters. Hunters could come from all over and not come into conflict due to there nationality. As for the name, I'll ask the rest of the staff. ;)
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| September 7, 2017, 8:22 pm
I've improved upon my idea, initially, a council formed by all factions initiates an exploration of the island sending ambassadors from each faction. There is only member from each faction, and stuff will happen once I post my first moc here. I just want to know if I can have some creative control over who has possession over the island.
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| September 7, 2017, 8:27 pm
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Quoting TheCubbScout .
I've improved upon my idea, initially, a council formed by all factions initiates an exploration of the island sending ambassadors from each faction. There is only member from each faction, and stuff will happen once I post my first moc here. I just want to know if I can have some creative control over who has possession over the island.


Many of the factions on the map are mortal enemies. Rainosians are also tribal while the outlaws are just outlaws. They wouldn't form councils with members of other factions. Nobody has possession of the island as shown by it's purple colour on the factions map. If it were to be claimed it would need to be by one faction and such an idea would need to be discussed here in the ideas thread.

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| September 8, 2017, 10:19 am
OH. Okay. Thanks!
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| September 8, 2017, 10:27 am
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .

Many of the factions on the map are mortal enemies. Rainosians are also tribal while the outlaws are just outlaws. They wouldn't form councils with members of other factions. Nobody has possession of the island as shown by it's purple colour on the factions map. If it were to be claimed it would need to be by one faction and such an idea would need to be discussed here in the ideas thread.

And discussed in much, long-worn debate. :P
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| September 8, 2017, 8:16 pm
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Quoting Lolimon The Wise
And discussed in much, long-worn debate. :P

would you have it any other way?
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| September 8, 2017, 8:39 pm
I hate to come back to this topic, but is it OK if the island is controlled by a small faction of Enalican soldiers?

Have fun in your debate... :D
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| September 8, 2017, 10:23 pm
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 .
would you have it any other way?

xD I see what you did there. But I'm not the one with authority to do the debating.:P
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