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==Epilogue==
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===Based on the true events held at the battle of ‘Till the last man!’===
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Moisture could be seen from each breath on this cold morning just before the sunrise. Alexandria looked out the from the battered and poorly maintained palisade of Libidizedd, the first and only region claimed for the new colony of Astrum. The unrelenting blood thirsty creatures gave them no quarter as the onslaught continued. Starvation had already claimed the lives of many soldiers, commoners and minor nobility. Those who managed to find food must fight for their lives and those that are successful are exhausted and mentally broken. The Vasila and the very few nobles that followed her were not free from these perils.
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“Everyone stand your ground. We fight again.”
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She heard Strategos Justin Greystone croak the orders. After 3 sleepless days of defending the city, his voice was now unable to speak any more than a whisper even if he wanted to. The last of his 7 spearmen took position in front of everyone knowing full well that their time of sacrifice has come. Extreme loyalty and the threat of homelessness is what kept them from fleeing.
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Duke Brance Indirk and his one swordsman stood next to the Strategos, ready to fight at his side.
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“I just wanted to say, it’s been an honor.” Duke Brance spoke, not speaking to anyone specific but with all the hardships they all endured together, it was implied he spoke to everyone.
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Tired and hungry, the Vasila gripped the hilt of her sword with what little energy remained. Her personal guard already claimed by death, she relied so much on the few nobles also without any soldiers to command for her own protection. To her left was Haruspex Maximus Aram Stien and Fiduciary Marrick Montrez. To her right was Sergio Mozzoni, faithful to both Astrum and the Bloodstars.
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“The star of the Maddening looks bright even so close to sunrise.” Aram pointed to the sky. Anyone who cared to look could plainly see it while all other stars had already disappeared.
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Marrick gave a deep sigh of disappointment. He wouldn’t believe anyone if they said this was only the beginning.
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Just as they were about to be overrun, Sergio redirected his gaze from the sky to the beasts charging through the frail ramparts. He spoke the few words that gave everyone the will to fight one last time.
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“The star of the Maddening lends us strength. It’s our duty to prevail. We hold till the last man!”
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And with that, the bloody and deadly battle commenced. Brance was immediately struck down by a beast just as the sunlight burst above the horizon revealing the reinforcements so desperately needed. It was Boreal Arakiss, sword drawn high above his head and cape billowing in the wind, leading the Shadowbane Arrows from the docks in the city. He returned from his long voyage not a moment too soon. The couple volleys of skillfully shot arrows allowed the Vasila and her band of broken but not defeated nobles to retreat safely behind the archers. The Shadowbane Archers continued the fight in close quarters combat and sustained heavy casualties only to emerge victorious so that Astrum could live another day.
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                -Written by an unknown scribe. Retold countless times to all children of Astrum.
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== The Theocracy of Astrum ==
 
== The Theocracy of Astrum ==
 
[[/Welcome to Astrum/]]! If you are a new player, please visit the welcome page to read up more about how to play the game.
 
[[/Welcome to Astrum/]]! If you are a new player, please visit the welcome page to read up more about how to play the game.

Revision as of 20:48, 3 September 2017


Theocracy of Astrum
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From the Bloodstars We Are Astrum,
To the Holy Lands of Them We Advance.

Overview
Island

Capital
Government
State Religion
Duchies
Regions
Population
Gold
Food
Nobles

Dwilight

Mimer
Theocracy
has state religion::Sanguis Astroism
5
9
171671
8871
2345
15

Council
Archon Carlos Snodaert
Sword of the Maddening

Hand of the Auspicious
Austere Banker

Migash Sarracenia

Migash Sarracenia
Terra Pryde


Epilogue

Based on the true events held at the battle of ‘Till the last man!’

Moisture could be seen from each breath on this cold morning just before the sunrise. Alexandria looked out the from the battered and poorly maintained palisade of Libidizedd, the first and only region claimed for the new colony of Astrum. The unrelenting blood thirsty creatures gave them no quarter as the onslaught continued. Starvation had already claimed the lives of many soldiers, commoners and minor nobility. Those who managed to find food must fight for their lives and those that are successful are exhausted and mentally broken. The Vasila and the very few nobles that followed her were not free from these perils.

“Everyone stand your ground. We fight again.”

She heard Strategos Justin Greystone croak the orders. After 3 sleepless days of defending the city, his voice was now unable to speak any more than a whisper even if he wanted to. The last of his 7 spearmen took position in front of everyone knowing full well that their time of sacrifice has come. Extreme loyalty and the threat of homelessness is what kept them from fleeing. Duke Brance Indirk and his one swordsman stood next to the Strategos, ready to fight at his side.

“I just wanted to say, it’s been an honor.” Duke Brance spoke, not speaking to anyone specific but with all the hardships they all endured together, it was implied he spoke to everyone.

Tired and hungry, the Vasila gripped the hilt of her sword with what little energy remained. Her personal guard already claimed by death, she relied so much on the few nobles also without any soldiers to command for her own protection. To her left was Haruspex Maximus Aram Stien and Fiduciary Marrick Montrez. To her right was Sergio Mozzoni, faithful to both Astrum and the Bloodstars.

“The star of the Maddening looks bright even so close to sunrise.” Aram pointed to the sky. Anyone who cared to look could plainly see it while all other stars had already disappeared.

Marrick gave a deep sigh of disappointment. He wouldn’t believe anyone if they said this was only the beginning.

Just as they were about to be overrun, Sergio redirected his gaze from the sky to the beasts charging through the frail ramparts. He spoke the few words that gave everyone the will to fight one last time. “The star of the Maddening lends us strength. It’s our duty to prevail. We hold till the last man!”

And with that, the bloody and deadly battle commenced. Brance was immediately struck down by a beast just as the sunlight burst above the horizon revealing the reinforcements so desperately needed. It was Boreal Arakiss, sword drawn high above his head and cape billowing in the wind, leading the Shadowbane Arrows from the docks in the city. He returned from his long voyage not a moment too soon. The couple volleys of skillfully shot arrows allowed the Vasila and her band of broken but not defeated nobles to retreat safely behind the archers. The Shadowbane Archers continued the fight in close quarters combat and sustained heavy casualties only to emerge victorious so that Astrum could live another day.

                -Written by an unknown scribe. Retold countless times to all children of Astrum.

The Theocracy of Astrum

Welcome to Astrum! If you are a new player, please visit the welcome page to read up more about how to play the game.

The Beginning

Astrum is an island realm in the north central seas of Dwilight. The trade island of Libidizedd was colonized by a group of seven nobles from the theocracy of Morek. Astrum was created to spread the word of the Bloodstars across the land, the expedition party was sent from Morek with honour and cheer.

The seven founding nobles of Astrum:

Government

The government of Astrum is a simple Theocracy, the ruler or Vasila as the locals call the noble who runs the realm heads the council, but relies heavily on the information supplied to them from the people placed as Strategos, Haruspex Maximus, and Fiduciary.

The Haruspex Maximus and Vasila are permenantly in position as they should hold the strongest religious beliefs and it is their mission to expand the belief of the Bloodstars.

History

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Astrum was formed under the three Bloodstars, Maddening being the most potent and powerful lends its power to the city of Libidizedd, while the Auspicious and Austere stars lend theirs to Mimer and Eidulb respectfully. Astrum eventually expanded to encompass the city of Chrysantalys. Soon after that, the city of Mimer was seceded by Duke Mathurin Hossenfeffer, Prophet of Sanguis Astroism, to form the realm of Corsanctum.

Memoirs by Captain Gunther

After the great monster invasion, Astrum absolved Corsanctum back to survive. After years of struggle, Astrum managed to reaffirm themselves as one of Dwilight's most influential realms.

Religion

The official Religion of Astrum is Sanguis Astroism (The worship of the Bloodstars.) The Bloodstars are three red stars: the Maddening Star, the Auspicious Star and the Austere Star, that only appear a few times a year for a week or more. The constellation curiously hangs permanently over western Dwilight. Check the current phases of the Bloodstars here.

It is believed that the constellation causes madness among the natives of Dwilight and is a good omen to those of the eastern continents. It was the rise of Sanguis Astroism that led to Morek's rise over the natives.

The Guardians of the Temple were established in Astrum between autumn and winter of the Year 5. The Guardians are bound by an oath to protect the Temples and Priests of Sanguis Astroism.

Festivals and Holidays

Holidays

  • Astrum Luminaria
  • Fasting of Austere

Festivals

  • The Festival of Auspicious Ascending

Military

The military structure of Astrum for a long time consisted of only one army: The Order of Astrum. Sponsored by Astrum's first Strategos Justin Greystone, the army represented a milestone in the military affairs and expansion of the realm, but due to a very bad sponsoring system, it is now departed. The Order will always be remembered with joy, especially among the older nobles of Astrum.

Before losing most of their western territories, the military organization of Astrum was based on Ducal Armies and area coverages. All Ducal Armies were led by their Marshals and are at the disposal of the Strategos of Astrum.

After forcefully being relocated to the former lands of Corsanctum, Astrum was attacked by their traditional enemies who were untouched by the great monster invasion. Astrum had to restructure their armies by focusing on two main armies. One for defending their homeland and one for offensive campaigns.

Nowadays, Astrum's military is well-known throughout the lands. While their neighbours suffered greatly against monsters that swim across the inner sea, Astrum has hardly lost any region due to their well-established defenses.

Military Structure

Culture

  • Spectrum - Spectrum is a strategy game that has been played by the locals in Libidizedd for countless generations. It has recently been co-opted by the nobility of Astrum, who renamed the game and adapted it to fit their religious way of life.

Diplomacy

Allies

Warring Nations

Treaties

Tournament

  • Kihalin Lapallanch-The winner of the tournament in Valkyrja. The first noble to win a tournament in Astrum. A three time tournament champion.
  • Cerber DeRouen-The winnier of the jousting tournament in Golden Ferrow.

Hall of Fallen Heroes

Guilds

Golden Age

Astrum at its greatest extent.

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Archive