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feyeleanor

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Colonies Realm seeks New Knights
« Topic Start: January 14, 2015, 11:41:24 AM »
Minas Thalion is a relatively young realm (refounded after a long period in exile) about to be pulled into a war against Outer Tilog and we could use good knights who are keen to win their spurs and become a significant force in the realm. With between 3 and 5 characters at any one time we've fought successful wars against both Portion and Aren, the latter now our Federation partner, but we really need between 7 and 10 characters to return to our pre-exile glory days.

For those of a mercenary disposition we have ample gold whilst those looking for good quality troops to command will find our RCs well stocked with infantry, archers and ranged special forces of excellent calibre. We recently opened a cavalry RC for those who like the thrill of the charge and have less expensive rural levies available as well.

In terms of history we were originally a realm carved out of the carcass of the Theocracy of Alebad back when the Colonies player count numbered in the hundreds. Our ruler was previously Duke of Alowca and a prophet of the Trinitarian faith so Minas Thalion inherits much lore from the old Colonial order, he was also the ruler who stood up to the joint armies of Oritolon and Lukon before keeping the realm alive in exile without a city for close to a year of warfare with Lukon and Outer Tilog. That's the longest that any realm has ever survived as a functioning entity without a city, the whole time maintaining an army of 3-4K CS and half-a-dozen knights.

Sadly Outer Tilog finally succeeded in destroying our palisade and ending our independence, but undaunted a couple of us worked with Lukon to destroy the Republic of Oritolon and refound our realm back in its capital city Alebad. Sadly many of our players had left BM by this point and the lands we acquired (Alebad and Abaka) were in an appalling condition. It's taken a long time to get Alebad's production back to the 90% it now boasts and every scrap of infrastructure has had to be built from scratch so for many months gold was in short supply and already spoken for. Thankfully that's no longer the case and we have plenty of space for estates which will deliver a decent income.

Frankly though this rebuilding made the realm unfriendly for newcomers as there was little for them to do outside of border skirmished and little gold with which to do it. Even our wars were on a reduced scale. But now we're back as a strong realm fully capable of supporting ourselves and a decent army making this an ideal time for knights to join.

If you've never played in the Colonies you may be put off by the one-turn-per-day pace: please don't be. Yes events happen slower than on other continents however our politics are every bit as dangerous and our culture quite unique. The war which refounded Minas Thalion also returned us to the city-state politics of an earlier age so there are plenty of opportunities for alliances, treachery and preferment. And many ancient feuds, often dating back into dimly remembered ancient history.

So if you fancy a change from your usual routine, come give the Colonies a try - and especially Minas Thalion. We have openings for region lords, government members, priests, diplomats, knights and adventurers. All are welcome!!!

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Re: Colonies Realm seeks New Knights
« Reply #1: January 16, 2015, 02:20:24 AM »
Your situation isn't what makes Minas Thalion unattractive. It's the fact that nobody says anything, ever. I was there for a whole week, and I got maybe one or two messages that weren't reports or people giving reports. Not even a welcome message.