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  1. North Timistania

    DW2: The Mighty Dučrijekans

    Royal Federation of Hessunland Albrechthof, Franktorf Hugo drained the last of the wine from his glass and reached for his pen, outside the low rumble of a thunderstorm filled the darkened skies. The weather was a fine match for the very real human storm that had swept across Gothis, the PGU...
  2. North Timistania

    DW2: The Mighty Dučrijekans

    Royal Federation of Hessunland Albrechthof Palace, Franktorf It was raining, a chill seemed to pervade the palace as though the cold was seeping through the ancient stones. Hugo watched the droplets hammer the window of his office with a wearied eye, it was as though the heavens were crying...
  3. North Timistania

    Scraps of Worldbuilding

    Cigarettes in Astragon Red Crowns-High Quality, High Strength, Silk Cut and Clove laced. You Smoke these because you have money and status Scorpions- Strong acidic hints, caustic feel, Edgy orange packaging. You Smoke these because you are young and want to look cool or because you've been...
  4. North Timistania

    The Iterian League

    Sarakhaid paused and pondered the situation, Ascalon's reluctance to engage in pan-Iterian projects was not a surprise, leaving the league altogether though? that was something of an escalation. He sighed and lit a cigarette, there was an old saying in his homeland "Ascalonian loyalty" and this...
  5. North Timistania

    DW2: The Mighty Dučrijekans

    The ground shook as another salvo was sent hurtling towards the maimed city of Kosada, the shaking caused dust to fall from the tent roof, Alric frowned and set down the pistol he had been cleaning. He wondered if the artillery barrels were red from overuse yet, they had been firing without...
  6. North Timistania

    DW2: The Mighty Dučrijekans

    Kosada outskirts It was like a scene from the apocalypse, the sky was obscured by a haze of smoke and the air stank of fire and death. From their vantage point, the men and women of the 1st northern light infantry watched the bombardment with a growing sense of horror and disgust. Alric...
  7. North Timistania

    Memorial for Cruithne

    So sorry to hear of your Loss Flem, deepest condolences and may she rest in peace.
  8. North Timistania

    Rio Verde Blues(open)

    Chapter 11: Traffic Alfred Goffman Memorial Bridge, Rio Verde Sancho’s ageing silverstar* moved at a snail's pace, the engine humming loudly as the car did so, traffic was blocked up as far as the eye could see. He checked his watch, he was going to be late, normally the prospect of being...
  9. North Timistania

    Local News Topic

    1 Hour Ago Astragonese Ambassador Slams Nygaard over Anti-Shaddaist Comments In a rare break from Astragon's usual non-involvement in the political affairs of a foreign nation, Sobekh Na Tandesha the ambassador to Prydania has delivered a scathing criticism of the embattled Tenna Nygaard...
  10. North Timistania

    [December 2019] Royal Wedding [OPEN]

    "To the newlyweds!!!" Gaiseric roared as he and Magnar clinked mugs and drank to the dregs Gaiseric glanced over at Anegrette, she was busy conversing with other guests, a longing filled him for a moment, then he was jolted out of his sudden melancholy by Magnar pressing another ale into his...
  11. North Timistania

    The Manticore Rising

    Juku Na Eboye watched the empress depart with his jaw clenched, the room around him descended into a heated debate. He might as well have been alone and in total silence, he glared at the baobab doors as though he wanted to tear them from their hinges. He had been holding his glasses case in his...
  12. North Timistania

    The Manticore Rising

    I raise my hand, the council has been indulged enough, signalling that the time for discussion is over. I study the room with an appraising eye, passions have been inflamed and battle lines drawn, the forum better resembles a battlefield. I rise from the ivory throne and regard the room one...
  13. North Timistania

    Local News Topic

    BREAKING NEWS: IMPERIAL TROOPS DEPLOYED TO RIO VERDE It is a day many on both sides of the Emmereh peninsula thought would never come, in the early hours of the morning, some 15,000 Astragonese troops crossed the Rio border and entered the city proper. the move comes following weeks of...
  14. North Timistania

    Rio Verde Blues(open)

    Chapter Ten: Bugle Call Mainland Astragon, the town of Navinga Brigadier-General Morgan Tandesha watched the television set with a relaxed eye, he was content, the children had been put to bed an hour earlier and his wife was dozing gently next to him as they enjoyed a rare lazy evening at...
  15. North Timistania

    Rio Verde Blues(open)

    Chapter Nine: The Sakard Clause Downtown Rio, Legation Council Chambers The mood in the situation room was apocalyptic, aides hurried back and forth passing through doors guarded by men with assault rifles. The updates were never good, half the city was on fire and the other half under...
  16. North Timistania

    Scraps of Worldbuilding

    1840-1930- HESSUNLAND'S GOLDEN AGE and Gottia's rise When we think of modern Hessunland we tend to think of the circumstances that surrounded the birth of the nation, namely the abortive Gotmark war of 1987-1988, while this view is not entirely inaccurate it does ignore a great deal of...
  17. North Timistania

    The Iterian League

    Sarakhaid ascended the steps and stood before the podium, he paused to savour the moment before the plunge and then leaned into the microphone to speak "Nations of Iteria, I come before you today to offer a vision for the future of our continent, Iteria represents the spirit of humanity...
  18. North Timistania

    DW2: The Mighty Dučrijekans

    The militiaman attempted to scream only to find his cries muffled as his face was gripped by a calloused hand, his struggles ceased abruptly as a blade pierced his ribs, the duckie went limp as the life faded from his body. Horg let the body fall to the ground and then pressed his boot into the...
  19. North Timistania

    Scraps of Worldbuilding

    Astragonese idioms Bearing Syrxian gifts- To appear friendly at face value but secretly have an agenda Testing the river with both feet- To act without caution Dancing to Skandan tunes- to engage in aggressive or irrational actions Going Kaiderin- referencing the military caste, to ‘go’...
  20. North Timistania

    The Manticore Rising

    “The Menials, Astragon’s forgotten children, a caste of criminals, military disgraces and the descendants thereof. In times past they served a valuable purpose, a cautionary tale of how far any could fall without due vigilance, over time, however, their numbers had swollen to the point where...
  21. North Timistania

    Local News Topic

    1 hour ago By Bob Parker They have been compared to shadows, their very name is a byword for obfuscation and deceit, the Shavashkaid has been involved in almost every conflict, political intrigue and power struggle in Astragon's history and yet many do not even believe they exist. GNN was able...
  22. North Timistania

    He's a Pirate [Open]

    Thabo Na Zondi was sitting under an improvised parasol with his feet resting on a crumbling table,with his back to the sea enjoying the feeling of cool wind in his dreads. The Oclusian coast would have seemed idyllic if not for the stench of smoke and fire that now wafted its acrid mélange...
  23. North Timistania

    DW2: The Mighty Dučrijekans

    Hessunland-Ducrijecka Border Approach to Planište It was dusk when the convoy left Camp Christoph and crossed into Ducrijecka, by the time the Franktorf valley had faded from view it was pitch black. General Schulz had given Major Stiglitz 1000 men and instructed him to advance towards the...
  24. North Timistania

    The Iterian League

    Sarakhaid entered the chamber flanked by Mpande and Ryokawa, he ascended the podium his white line robe flowing across the steps, he took time to wave and acknowledge the various dignitaries in the room before he began. It has been a gamble getting to this point, Astragon had only just returned...
  25. North Timistania

    Vote for the Host City of the 2020 Odinspyl

    Name of Nation: Astragon Which city should host the 2020 Odinspyl?: Nippur Name of Nation: Essalanea Which city should host the 2020 Odinspyl?: Krimielstein Name of Nation: Hessunland Which city should host the 2020 Odinspyl?: Pataliputra
  26. North Timistania

    Rio Verde Blues(open)

    Chapter Eight: The Seal Breaks Hernandez Street, Inner Wards, Rio “Hurry up!” Ofili hissed as the lights from a passing helicopter briefly illuminated the alley “I'm trying!” Kosi growled back in a low voice It was a dangerous game the two boys were playing, breaking curfew during a...
  27. North Timistania

    The Iterian League

    Secretary General Nation:Exalted Empire of Astragon Candidate: <Abstain > Would you like to reopen nominations? < No > Speaker of the Iterian Assembly Nation:Exalted Empire of Astragon Candidate: < Minister Walden Suthili Would you like to reopen nominations? < No > Justice of the Iterian...
  28. North Timistania

    Scraps of Worldbuilding

    Music in Hessunland: The Emergence of Hair Metal in Mittel Gothis Hessunland is a comparatively young country by Gotic standards, one of several successor states to the much-reviled Gottia, Hessunland is a mere 3 decades old. Born following the deposition of the Himdach regime at the end of...
  29. North Timistania

    The Manticore Rising

    Ashan’s guard of honour formed up around him as he descended the tower stairs and made his way towards the gatehouse. They soon descended into the lower palace levels, passing statues and portraits that gazed out from their elegant perches. They passed through the gatehouse and were soon lined...
  30. North Timistania

    The Manticore Rising

    Sovereign Hall, Faishahn, Capital of the Faishah Isles The night air was oppressive, the streets were slick with rain and a sticky humidity clung to every surface. The normally serene boulevards and processionals of Faishahn’s palace district now buzzed with activity. A great council was...
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