For all who care about the lore.
The Nierslin once lived in a far less elevated state then that in which they currently dwell. Many aeons ago they were primitive creatures that barely sentient themselves dwelt deep beneath the surface of the earth in massive tunnel complexes. With no knowledge of a world above the Nierslin never even considered the possibility of digging upwards. They existed in a state of savagery where even those who would be known as the High Nier who ruled over the semi sentient masses were primitive and backwards with little of the culture they currently exhibit. But this long state of isolation beneath the earth would ultimately change when something found them.
"We existed, but were not truly alive. In foolishness we believed ourselves masters of our world never knowing what we lacked. We spawned hosts of lesser kin in the darkness for endless battle and were marching to our dooms to buy years of life. Then they came. They broke into our world, these giants of metal, emissaries of light. Awe and terror filled us and for the first time our differences were no more, unified were we in our shock. The others wished to fight, to strike against the intruders, but I convinced them, we had never seen such things before. I went to these intruders, these great beings from above. I spoke but they did not understand, they spoke and I did not understand, their own holy words too pure for me to know. They showed me wonders that I cannot describe, the light that gleamed from a thousand fires flickering against the metals, others of their kind as well, these great emissaries of the light. They raised me up from the depths and I beheld the truth of our misery. They showed me the surface and light blinded me but it was pure and in time I beheld the wonder of the world. For a time I stayed with them and much I learned, the holy speech of light, the knowledge of what we must become. Many gifts they gave seeing my love of the light, a crown that reflected the brilliance of the source and a rod that once glowed alone. The light of the source was strong and these giants of metal, these emissaries of the light prepared me to return to my people so that I could show them the truth. But before I could the brilliant light of the source darkened in a flap of wings. I beheld the true evil which blots out light, beasts that glide above with great wings. They descend to fight the light but the light was strong and the dark winged ones cast back. I returned to our world bringing the holy truth and showed the way."
Radiance Qiuslia, the tale of the begining.
“Keia Vewyx, mystery man,
Stalks his name whenever he can,
Appears with no warning, away with no sound,
I still quite wonder how his name is so easily found.
At least by himself, since he stalks it so.
If you say it in some thread, Wisp! He is on the go.
To stalk his own name through wind and through rain,
Beware of the Keia; He isn't quite sane.
He will torture your mind with oh, so odd words,
Like; Jee, thy no likeness, upon these ponderous birds!
So why am I rhyming, about a mystery man?
Because I simply wanted, and just because I can.”
-- Poem created by Roleplayer Guild user Xiga
Never be better than Commander Shepard.
I believe a Merchant General would find his place in the naval capital of the land.
Not sure if you meant to use "your" or "you're"?
I'll be doing Trivia of the Day every day just to give some random info about Miya'Juma and Jumanj, I feel like everybody should do the same. Just for fun xd
- - - Updated - - -
EVERYBODY FIGHT OVER THE MERCHANT GENERAL,
I WANT MONIES!
I will now make the case for the appropriateness of the Tcha intellect.
Rather than simply looking at in the context of Mijuma getting a free level of riding proficiency and leaving it at that, one should ask why they have this proficiency. What makes their Cavalry the best on the continent? This question can be easily, and fairly answered with "because the Tcha are intelligent." I don't know how many of you have ridden a horse before, but if you have you can understand how much smoother an endeavor it would be if both you and the horse had a mutual understanding and communication beyond the limited body language of pulling, prodding and grunting. Some riders can make a horse do all sorts of things, but only after countless hours of practice and routine. Many of these hours are spent learning very basic maneuvers. But if the mount was of higher intellect, the majority of this practice time would vanish, and more complex principles/maneuvers could be learned/practiced. This negates the level of skill needed by the rider to ride effectively, as the mount has the same understanding of how things should go as he/she does. Not only does this lessen and enhance training time, but improves effectiveness in the field, making their cavalry units more proficient than others at all skill levels. This intellect isn't OP either, as the Tcha have no hands to build with, no hands to write with. Their intellect in game terms would only apply to riding.
"But if they are of relative comparable intllect as humans, then they would refuse to be ridden" you say. For one this is an underestimation of the cooperative nature of humanity, as well as an erroneous assumption that with intellect comes a human mindset. Simply because they possess intellect does not mean that their minds perceive the world in the same way humans do. In fact, given the vast differences in morphology, the Tcha would very likely have quite a different reasoning process.
So in conclusion, the Mijajumian Cavalry is the best because they have smart mounts. It is congruent both in mechanics and fluff.
Current RP - 850
Recruits - 400
Companies - 0
GENERATION 13: The first time you see this, copy it into your sig on any forum and add 1 to the generation. Social experiment.
The idea that makes this character interesting is that he is still self-serving. So if a nation makes it harder for him to do business, or increases taxes, he may leave that country along with his increased food and resource production. That could make a serious difference in a war of attrition. The idea needs hashing out, but I think it could be vital.
He put into words something that I couldn't, and for that he is rad.
Nobody accused the king of reasoning of being good at remembering nations names.
Nation speciality- Due to the effective centralized rule of the High Nier of Kniel-sis the numbers of the various lesser nier can be controlled to an increased degree. This allows them to produce specialized units which are more capable at the tasks that need to be done, when they need to be done. Every turn Kniel-sis will recieve one of the following a bonus of 10% to recruits gained that turn, a bonus of 10% to food produced that turn, or a bonus of 10% rp produced that turn.