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GM
 GM, 14 posts
Fri 17 Feb 2017
at 04:50
Q&A Thread (Questions and Answers)
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GM
 GM, 40 posts
Sun 23 Apr 2017
at 00:27
Q&A Thread (Questions and Answers)
     1. How long since the Unification Wars to form the alliance?

  • The Unification Wars were more like two separate battles in which Nessia flexed their superior might to prove a very lethal point. Work together, or die alone. The Dwarven warriors were all slaughtered because they refused to surrender, leaving not a single soldier left standing in the Dwarven kingdom. The Pirate Queen's own alliance formed of favors was set ablaze because they believed themselves superior. It has been just over five years since then and most ill seated feelings have since disappeared from both the Dwarves and Elves due to the prosperity that has engulfed the both of them, as well as under the table deals that profits everybody. Nessia is a powerful kingdom, more of an empire now that the 'Alliance' has formed underneath it and their main fighting force is the Royal Legion and Gregori. Both fights were decided solely on their newfound powers, it was a show of strength that solidified Nessia as the true ruler within the Wall.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:32, Wed 26 Apr.

GM
 GM, 43 posts
Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 22:31
Re: Q&A Thread (Questions and Answers)
     2. Did the wall go up after the Unification Wars five years ago? Or before that? If it was just five years ago, how did people live with the threats that were just recently on their borders?

  • The wall was built well before the unification wars, though to close up the northern half of the wall the project was delayed until the dwarves submitted. The south is bordered on the sea so the wall did not need to be built there and you can instead consider it a half circle that separates the coastal region from the rest of the world, like a horseshoe in shape and design with the open end of the shoe being the ocean.

    The threats from the grand world were mostly held at bay by the surrounding mountain scape, but those that initially attacked would often wreak havoc where ever they went and it would cost countless lives to stop them. Hence the need for the Grand Expedition to discover a weakness, if any existed, or some way to slow the tide. Needless to say it was less than successful but the survivors that returned to the wall were... changed, to be put mildly.

GM
 GM, 49 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 22:46
Re: Q&A Thread (Questions and Answers)
     3. How rigid is the caste system in the universe? Obviously there are nobles, but people such as merchants are they considered peasantry or a sort of patrician class? Is there serfdom and do they have any rights, are they considered part of the citizenry? Is there land-holding citizenry or is this a right reserved for noblemen?

  • The caste system follows history rather closely with less gender bias. Nobles, whether male or female, are treated with equal respect and the same is true for knights and all aspects of society. Jobs and status in society are never based on gender and are based purely on skill.

    As for merchants: Notable merchants, such as ones that monopolize or specialize in valuable resources and trade are often considered lesser nobility in their own right. Mostly due to the fact that money and commerce rule the world. You can't supply armies without coin for materials and and food, so a merchant with enough money often forms enough connections to run rather well in noble circles.

    There is serfdom and they do have rights, though they are governed rather severely by lords. They own the lands around their villages and are tasked with cultivating the land and producing whatever they can from their soil. Some areas that are not suitable for crops will often have the village focus on mining or some other production. Not exactly slavery due to the fact that they aren't held at gunpoint, but they do have to pay their tithes to ensure that the lords offer their protection.

    As for land-holding citizenry it is quite possible but would have to be gifted by a noble. For example if someone impresses a Duke/Duchess they could be gifted an estate which would really elevate them socially. Generally the land can still be taken away at any time as all lands within the Kingdom of Nessia belong to noble families, what the noble families do with their land depends on the families themselves, as there is no strict code that dictates how the land is utilized, as long as the Royal Family receives a portion of every harvest and the loyalty of their soldiers.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:47, Fri 12 May.