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East Island / Re: The New Xavax
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:48:46 PM »
(Distant rumbling....)

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Feature Requests / Re: Approved: Add Wikilinks to Signatures
« on: December 15, 2017, 04:50:05 PM »
omg it supports gifs..... ;D 8) ;) ::)

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Feature Requests / Re: Approved: Add Wikilinks to Signatures
« on: December 15, 2017, 04:46:46 PM »
Ahh cool so i can just take any image  that's hosted online and use that, skipping the wiki step entirely. nice!

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East Island / Re: The War
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:44:40 PM »
Let's see how this Kinsey fellow will do. Hopefully he will put more of a fight than Elric.


He only held off the entire Southern Alliance virtually by himself for years.  ::)

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Feature Requests / Re: Approved: Add Wikilinks to Signatures
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:43:20 PM »
Glad to see this implemented. Can you walk me through getting the pictures to work?

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East Island / Re: The New Xavax
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:38:36 PM »

A lot of the most fundamental aspects of Xavax culture were put into place during those earliest days, even before your arrival - to the point where arriving Xavax of your and later generations fell into two camps: those who immediately donned the Xavax mantle of public lore and those who wanted to reform Xavax in their own image/perspective.
Yeah no, I don't remember any of that considering Selenia was the 5th person in the realm and arrived a day after it opened so I'd be curious to see what set-up I missed. We were still land-locked at the time and could only go two regions out from the capital. I remember Selenia urged her supporters to vote for Magnus as first ruler in exchange for the Duchy of Xavax that guaranteed him the win against a former Atamaran queen named Viridiana Sovari. While you and Magnus may have had a very clear vision of Xavax, the rest of us were mostly confused, both OOC and IC, because Magnus himself was erratic and prone to melodrama. Most of Selenia's time as Duchess was spent alternately trying to keep Magnus from exacerbating his nobles while at the same time trying to keep the malcontents from starting an open rebellion. Ultimately, despite doing my best, she failed at both...which is pretty much a metaphor for her entire career.

As for the Black Swan, that occurred after the rebellion when Perdan first entered the Xavax Wars. I did a bit of recruiting and Mozzoni and I made up an RP in September 2016 to cover it. They formed a sort of "new" guard. Only 2-3 players of the original 12 knights are still active in the game. But by our height we had over 60 noble families in Xavax sharing the tiny, tiny tax income Xavax provided.
http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/Greater_Xavax/Black_Swan

Most everything of note that you missed is squirreled away on the Xavax wiki somewhere. Please don't split the Xavax into two opposed groups, the wiki-upkeep will become a nightmare  :-X

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East Island / Re: The New Xavax
« on: December 13, 2017, 06:45:48 PM »

...As the player who came up with most of the Xavax lore years before Xavax existed, inserting it into the early realm (both as a psychological experiment, and as tribute to the death Atamara. Hence why I created the Phoenix cult and called our king "Xerarch", among other bits. We'll miss you, Atamara.) I'd like to think my lovecraftian lovechild is still alive and well. Granted, its been mutated time-and-again into something altogether unique, but its both satisfying and horribly eerie how it still holds true to the ideological foundations and repeats the lore of feverish late-night type-a-thons.

You can try to wipe Magnus from Xavax history but he lives on every single time Xavax echo his crazy phoenix cult of pride and meritocratic imperialism. :P 

We seem to remember the same history very differently. Unfortunately, I did not begin recording Xavax history until Jan 2017, over 8 IG years after the fateful Xavax Civil War


Can someone ooc explain the Paragon bit? While it draws deep parallels with the framework of the phoenix cult, I have a feeling that is mostly accidental and that the Path faith was in fact designed to deviate from the old Phoenix pagan cult. Retain just enough to warrant conversion, the usual assimilation tactic.

Little known fact: Xavax faith, identity, and culture was designed in reference to Hebrew, Sumerian, and Egyptian mythology. The more modern bits were designed to echo Israel.

http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/Path_of_Paragons
The Phoenix Cult never took off; It's only torchbearer didn't have the time. The Path was founded years later, almost a decade IG, with the doubledeath of Ulfang Mormont, the First Paragon. It's entirely heroic ancestor worship more in line with what you'd find in Norse, Chinese, or Greek mythos. The author of that religion was one of the original Knights of the Black Swan and sadly no longer plays.


Remember all those people saying they'd never tolerate Selenia as Xerarch? I wonder what happened to them :P
They, particularly Kellan Dodger, made it their mission to make my life...interesting. I credit KD in particular with tipping the first domino that eventually brought Selenia to her knees.

Xaligus is just a bit wierd. Are you really expecting that many Caligan refugees to come over to the NX immediately after being wiped out by them?I have a fun feeling there'll end up being southern Xavax and northern Xavax, the difference being those who have deemed to have "sold out" to the south or were prepared to redact Selenia in exchange for Fontan. I don't doubt these two nations will have a vast difference in culture and may not get along as well as might be thought. The word "traitor" is being flung around a lot in Sirion. What about Xerachim/Xerachar for ruler names?

It's unclear what the Caligan knights will do. I imagine their players will find IG reasons to go wherever the fun on the Island is. Despite a relatively bad reputation, Sirion may see some new refugees. If not that, then their only immediate choices would be with the Xavax or with Vix/Highmarch as the latter are currently having a blast, lol. I do agree that if the Xavax Schism isn't healed, we could end up seeing a war between the two Xavax factions that will occur primarily in the north and east. Idk if I dread or relish the notion. I can't deny that seeing two Xavax realms at eachother's throats would be exhilarating, even if I could never join in the fun. The whole "Who's the true Xerarch" here...It reminds me of the Eastern and Western Popes. Near as I can tell, this Xavax Schism was primarily driven without initial malicious intent by Asher Renodin, with Sigrid Aru'un in a supporting role and opposed to the Phoenix [Old] Guard that includes Selenia's ruling council and other recognized princes.

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Colonies / Dissolve the Senate
« on: December 13, 2017, 04:59:31 PM »
Self-Explanatory

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East Island / Re: The New Xavax
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:02:05 PM »
Etc. etc.


Abjur2020 - Why vote for a lesser evil?  ;D

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Beluaterra / Re: Sacred Obia'Syela
« on: December 12, 2017, 10:58:27 PM »
On the plus-side, I'm going to get poptarts


I am grossly susceptible to bribes...

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East Island / Re: The New Xavax
« on: December 12, 2017, 08:00:10 PM »
The you could have the two rival Xerarch's of the north and south suddenly dealing with the fact that the "True" Xerarch had returned and wasn't picking either of them :p


This could be a fun idea. Probably exhausting, but definitely fun. I don't think Selenia still has the cred to really pull that off, though. The Pall of defeat hangs over her like a heavy shroud. Whether self-imposed or otherwise, once a leader's been exiled it's rare they can ever come back for any reason.

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East Island / Re: The New Xavax
« on: December 12, 2017, 03:10:44 PM »

Sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but Selenia already warped Xavax into something unlike the Xavax of Old. :P
If only you'd been around to keep us on the straight and narrow. ::)

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Development / Re: A Legacy of Descriptions?
« on: December 12, 2017, 12:23:32 AM »
I, for one, welcome our new stick-bopping overlord and his idea for persistent descriptions in a unified database.




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East Island / Re: The New Xavax
« on: December 12, 2017, 12:21:39 AM »
I'm not so certain. GX was unique in a lot of ways, but it was common goals and interests that truly transformed the Xavax from a disparate group of refugees into a unified people. Be attacked from all sides engendered a deeply rooted sense of personal and national pride among them. All I really did as a player was take advantage of what was already there, like a conduit, so I think that any character could have filled Selenia's role. Even though she's withdrawn, I still get the feeling that what made them into a unified people is still there, even though they've devolved into idealistic factions, New bloods and old, pro-sirion and anti, Selenist and separatists, they all want the same things in the end. So long as they keep wanting those things, Xavax will endure in their hearts and minds even without the physical realm. They never really splintered, you see. Their faith keeps them together.


That said, I still don't think that some version of "New Xavax" is a good idea, at least not politically. Besides, they're missing a pristine opportunity to make "Xaligus" a thing. ;D

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East Island / Re: The New Xavax
« on: December 11, 2017, 11:45:21 PM »
That's just my feeling, and I certainly would love to be proven wrong. I am just a bit biased, after all.

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