Forging the Second Empire [OOC]
"And in the child's forehead was the Chim-el Adabal, alive with the dragon-fires of yore and divine promise,
and none dared obstruct Sed-Yenna when she climbed the steps of White-Gold Tower to place the babe Reman on his Throne,
where he spoke as an adult, saying:
I AM CYRODIIL COME."
It is the year 1E 2703. An ambitious warlord by name of Reman is attempting to unite all of Cyrodiil under one banner once more in the face of an impending Akaviri invasion by the Tsaesci snake-race... but the petty kings of Colovia and the Nibenay Valley are content with their own rule and oppose this young upstart and his plans. Their arrogance threatens to become Cyrodiil's undoing.
However, there's progress being made. The King of Skingrad, Baurus, has pledged to support the young Reman, who is staying behind in Skingrad to work out the details of the arrangement between them. Meanwhile, Reman's lieutenants and militia march for Kvatch, the ruler of which, a duke by name of Sagatarrius, has made it perfectly clear that he doesn't intend to support Reman one way or another. The time has come to remove him from his post.
Copied from the interest check:
That's the introduction. I'll set up the starting situation more in the first IC post. But first, time for you lads to create some characters.
And that's where we come in. A pretty simple premise based on the by now near-mythical early years of Reman Cyrodiil, the Worldly God. My attempt to give this fantastic period in Tamrielic history solid shape and tap the potential it has for great storytelling. This is a time in which Cyrodiil was still a jungle before Tiber Septim changed it with his Voice. A time in which the Cyrodiilic people were more like Romans than the medieval people we saw in Oblivion. This RP will be about humanity's second rise against its enemies, the ruins of the Alessian Empire scrambling back up to their feet with Reman as their leader.
You will be playing the lieutenants of Reman, some of his closest confidants and specialists of great skill. Remarkable people that were instrumental in his victory over the Tsaesci but whose names were lost to history. While it's possible for one or two people to play a different race, the lion's share of you will be Imperials. Be creative about how you got where you are or learned your particular skills, since this takes place in a time before the Fighters, Thieves or Mages Guild existed, nor was there a Dark Brotherhood. The lack of detailed lore about this period means you get a lot of creative liberty here. Make good use of it.
Name: (last names not necessary; many historical figures of this time seemingly didn't have any)
Race: (Imperial and one or two Nords, Bretons or Redguards)
Personality: (remember that your characters are part of the leadership cadre of this whole crusade)
Biography: (be interesting!)
Skills: (don't give me a list of skills, like One-Handed and Destruction -- describe what your character can do somewhat specifically)
Inventory: (any important or defining items your character has, but no Daedric artifacts or some shit like that)
Misc: (anything else?)
Feel free to ask questions. I didn't elaborate very much here because I'm not sure what to put here. I'll do more exposition in the first IC post, as I said. But ask anything you want to know here.