The RP itself
So without further ado, I welcome you to the Kingdom of Czervenia! Where the hills and forests are green and the girls are pretty! But seriously. I said without further ado ._.
Rich in metal resources, natural beauty and crime, the kingdom is the most powerful nation in the region, bolstering the highest population among other factors. I'll run this place down.
All power rests in the hands of the Tsar, his cabinet ministers and parliament merely being advisers. Corrupt to the bone, as long as the state is not affronted you are free to do what you want. Let the church whine about the nightlife and westernisation.
Befriended with most Orthodox nations, especially Greece and Russia. Kinda sorta hates their neighbours and the US. A lot. Which led to Washington declaring the country a pariah state.
There's ethnic strife in certain provinces, with killings motivated by racial hate being commonplace. Justice system is biased to the Czervenian people in this case. The non-Czervenians aren't happy with their political place of residence. At all.
Typical continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Tourism is flourishing on the coast, though.
Heavily reliant on military-centred industry, resource export and agriculture. Czervenia's agricultural potential is huge, but underdeveloped. The service sector consists of the vibrant nightlife in the cities and tourism.
While outdated and lacking in equipment and training, the uniforms and parades are notoriously pompous. A homage to World War I.
A mix between Muslims, Catholics and Orthodox Christians. The older generations believe more than the younger ones, who are more concerned with their life on earth right now. (#YOLO)
1. Don't be a twatwaffle.
2. You're a human being, no godmodding.
3. Sex and murder to be directed to a chatzy.
4. Immerse yourself when making your character.
5. If you're going to kill someone, don't do it for the sake of killing someone. Character deaths should happen because they're important, not because they're footwipes.
Czervenia has been dominant in the region since 1918, when the entente ceded large swaths of land inhabited by Czervenians to the country. In 1941 the Germans invaded the region and fought a short but hard war. They deposed the old Tsar Kyril VI, who, together with his family, the social elites, the church, the navy and many nationalistic people evacuated to Britain. After WWII, Greater Czervenia again became independent. After the USSR fell, Czervenia's communist system disintegrated and an instable republic was created in 1992. Which was after two months given a surprise. The government-in-exile, the old money and everyone relevant who fled and their descendants returned. They quickly seized their lands again and became the old powerful social elites before they knew it, controlling the vast majority of the nation's wealth and land. Coming to dominate parliament they quickly acted in their own interests. They rewrote the constitution and invited the young heir to the throne, Alexander IV, to take the crown and scepter and rule his land. He accepted and was crowned in unmatched splendour, contrasting to the poverty of the nation. Alexander quickly became the central figure of the old order; the absolute ruler of the country. His realm is an unstable one. Multicultural, with federalists and nationalists among every ethnicity.
Fastforward to 2013. I will update the history as it happens in the thread.
Name: (His Imperial Majesty,) Alexander (IV) Selovic(, Tsar of Czervenia)
Appearance: A tall man with black hair, brown eyes and a short beard. He prefers to dress in expensive tailored suits or military uniforms.
Allegiance: To himself.
Social class: Technically he's above nobility.
Styles: His/Your Majesty, alternatively Sir.
Occupation: Tsar of Czervenia
Background: Born and raised in the UK by his late father, his sole obsession to reclaim his homeland was a rallying force for the Czervenian exiles. He did it.
Political opinions: I really don't need to enter this, do I? :P
5'10",200 lbs,Green Eyes
Social class: Poor
Hapa was born to a poor family in the slums of Czervenia. A childhood filled with violence, fear and uncertainty followed. His father had no other choice than do what little he could to provide for the family, but before Hapa was 10 years old , his father died under suspicious circumstances. Hapa's mother who held high values eventhough being poor, had to sell her body to get at least some food on the table. This went on for a few years until it had broken his mothers body and mind. Drugs, alcohol and sex, was what filled the house. Hapa had to watch his mother do horrible things that no child should see. A mother drugged up and passed out every day, while her 14 year old son had to make his own dinners and wash his own and his mothers clothes. His mother had abandoned him and cursed the life they lived. There was a night when she had tried to suffocate Hapa with a pillow to spare him of cruelty of life.That night Hapa fled from his own home, a small apartment wich wasn't much to begin with, and started his own life, never to return.
5 years passed and Hapa had done the only thing he could have. He got himself involved in a local crime organization and worked himself up in the ranks. With the amount of hardships he had been enduring during his childhood, a life of crime came easy to him. Extortion, violence, drugs, prostitution,kidnapping it was all known to him already by the age of 16. The boss of the organisation noticed his skill and started to groom him to be his predecessor. Hapa watched close by how things were done and learned quickly the tricks of the trade. He followed the man to business meetings, dinners, shake downs, drug runs, everything. Now the boss has been ill for months and no one knows if he will make it. There is tension within the organization and no one knows whom to follow, but Hapa has decided to step up and do what he was taught to do. Run one of the most successful crime organizations in Czervenia.
Political opinions: Pro Monarchy
Extra: In order to become a member Hapa had to get rid of his own name and go by the name of Hapa instead of his real name.[/QUOTE]
Name: Gordon Handel
Appearance: Short in height, at a mere five foot seven inches tall, Gordon is hardly an imposing figure. While in good physical condition and having an athlete's muscular build, Gordon has no intention of fighting. His hair is blond and wavy, cut short and brushed to the left. His eyes are blue and he wears glasses, or contact lenses when engaging in any physical activity. He wears plain black business suits with a blue and black striped tie over a smart, long-sleeved shirt which is usually a light blue colour. His cufflinks are plain, usually a golden or silver colour with an inexpensive jewel embedded in them. In his own time he tends to wear jeans and plain, cheap polo shirts.
Allegiance: Anti-goverment, anti-communist.
Social class: Higher middle-class.
Occupation: Businessman (owns a corporation which deals largely in the production and sale of electronics, specifically computers, however thanks to being favoured by the government for his pro-economic actions he also owns a significant amount of the trade network). Government economic/trade advisor.
Background: Gordon's father was killed in the original riots which preceeded the rise to power of the new monarchy. His mother was a protestor against the new order and its cruel and heavy-handed crackdowns and was amongst many killed when armed soldiers opened fire on a peaceful protest. Working for himself from a young age, Gordon proved to be a capable entrepeneur and funded his own education in the finest university in Britain: Cambridge. Having returned to his own country with more experience of a liberal nation and attitude he despaired at the state of his homeland and vowed to try and reform it from the inside into a modern, democratic constitutional monarchy much like the widely respected British form of government.
Political opinions: Against armed-revolution. Prefers to attempt reform from the inside and has the patience to bring it about. Very anti-communist, prefers the current government to a communist take over.
Extra: Nothing, as of yet.
SpoilerName: Rafa Popov
Appearance: Short stature, dark hair, dark eyes. Often dons military uniforms from the communist era when meeting with the rebels.
Allegiance: The pro-communist rebels.
Social class: Lower middle class.
*Styles: None, although the rebels call him comrade.
Occupation: It used to be engineer, now it's rebel leader/politician.
Background: Rafa was born to a devout communist family in socialist Czervenia. When the socialist republic fell and the monarchy took over naturally they were heartbroken. Having spent the first twelve years of his life in socialist Czervenia, Rafa is often musing on about the "good old days" just as his parents are. He has also always had an interest in machinery and weapons, thus always wanted to enter that field. Luckily later on he trained to become an engineer, a career which is now put behind him to focus on the revolution and educating the masses.
Political opinions: Communist. He hopes to bring the eventual restoration of socialist rule to Czervenia and draws inspiration from the revolutionaries of old.
Name: Major Jovan Lilic
Appearance: Lilic stands at an impressive 6' 5" tall, with a slim, but fit build. His eyes are an icy blue, which rarely show much emotion. Usually combed to the left, Lilic maintains his dark brown hair fairly short and groomed, as befits his position, with a well-kept handlebar moustache. His dress almost always entails his red officer's attire, complete with various medals, a white sash, and accompanying aiguillette upon his shoulders.
Social class: Low Class
Occupation: Army Major
Background: Growing up in a rural area, to peasant parents, Lilic had very little in terms of future. Thus, coupled with his strong desire for a more orderly nation, the military seemed the perfect fit. Despite lacking political connections or inheriting prestige, Lilic rose through the ranks fairly quickly for his near-religious fervour for service, and abundance of loyalty. Known as a stern leader, with no tolerance of tomfoolery, some see Lilic as harsh or cruel, but with hints of exaggeration. Now at the rank of Major, Lilic commands a sizable degree of respect, and is ambitious for even more.
Political opinions: Czervenian nationalist, with strong value placed on stability and unity. Populist and Fascist tendencies with a dislike of Communism.
Name: Ognjen Ćosić
Allegiance: God, the Tsar, and Czervenia
Social Class: Wealthy middle-class
Occupation: Deputy for Smederevo
Biography: Born to a local Orthodox priest and his wife, Ognjen was raised in a devout household steeped in traditional Monarchism alongside Orthodox values. Deeply conservative Ognjen followed his father into the priesthood upon his death; and served the Orthodox community of his village for years before leaving the priesthood to pursue politics in what he saw as an increasingly liberal nation. He was swiftly elected to the Chamber of Deputies and founded his own political party, the Party of National Hope and Revival (SnHo). The Party calls for a reaffirmation of a traditional Christian lifestyle and a kind of modern feudalistic paternalism; with the nobles of the kingdom caring for and supporting those beneath them as the common people work together with the wise and benevolent Tsar to uplift the nation.
Privately, Ognjen despises the current Tsar as a young and dissolute hedonist; however he takes care to respect the throne rather than the man sitting in it and would sacrifice his own life to protect the monarch. He also has a healthy conservative disgust for those noblemen and noble children who forsake their duties in favour of partying and leisure instead of fulfilling their God-given parental duties towards the people and the nation. The SnHo has some rural support in areas like Bosnia and is kept alive by generous financial backing from elderly noblemen and clergymen of the old school who are similarly disgusted by the younger generation.