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Latest revision as of 20:18, 26 June 2020

Empire Of Vordul Sanguinis
Vordul Sanguinis Banner.png
Overview
Island

Capital
Government

Duchies
Regions
Population
Gold
Food
Nobles

Beluaterra

Wudenkin
Tyranny

3
12
147599
7796
2515
20

Council
Emperor
Warlord

Crimson Judge
Seneschal

Gustav Kuriga

Copper Gronholt
Azizah Daris


Description

A RP Heavy Lawful Evil Tyrannical Empire, focused on role play and status gained through the Blood Oath and Favor with the Disciples and Emperor. We look to bring continent wide role play through regional RP and inclusion of Nobles & Adventurers regardless of their patron realm.

Introduction

Xlair Silverblade, the "Blood Eternal" cursed to wear the Armor of Arshava, a torture device made by the Silverblade family of necromancers with the intention to kill and enslave Xlair. Instead he was able to conquer it by using the blood of his enemies to sate and bind with the armor itself.

He would take revenge upon his household, destroy it, and come to Beluaterra. He took Wudenkin due to its history with evil and power and is seeking divine lore, worship and oaths of strength by blood toward the common goal of finding relics of power to open a portal to the gods with the intention of finding the Dark Mistress.

The Dark Mistress is believed to be the source of the undead blight upon this world, ultimately it is the goal of the Sanguine Empire to defeat her. He has appointed disciples, those who have shown dedication and loyalty toward the cause. A secret ceremony binds them closer to the Emperor then the other blood sworn, but the oath remains the same

Blood Oath

From this day forward, I am Sworn to Emperor Xlair Silverblade.

As it has been given, it can be taken, by his word.

Through him I shall have power.

Through him I shall have immortality.

Through him, and only him, shall I have absolution.

For now, and forever.

So do I swear, In Blood Eternal.

Diplomacy

  • Thalmarkin - Neutral
    • Relations currently strained due to the secession of the Duchy of Providence and the recent war declaration involving "Mad King" Zatar.
  • Ar Agyr - Peace
    • The first neutral realm to sign peace with the Empire.
  • Caelint - Peace
    • The second neutral realm to sign peace with the Empire.
  • Nothoi - Peace
    • Territorial claims settled by diplomacy.
  • Shattered Vales - Peace
    • To avoid fighting during the war with Thalmarkin
  • Obia'Syela - Neutral
    • Currently unclear. Wary.
  • Nova - Neutral
    • Chilled at best.
  • Irondale - Peace
    • Ally of Nothoi

Controlled Regions

Claimed Regions

Culture

Prominent Stories (Roleplays)

Here list the most prominent stories of Vordul Sanguinis' history that have been recorded:

  • {WIP}

Nobility

The Emperor and his Disciples
Appearance Name Titles Description
Xlair Square Crop.jpg
Xlair Silverblade
Warrior/Hero
Emperor,Warlord
Xlair Silverblade stands 7'2" tall, with a slender but muscular frame. His skin is a pale alabaster and stretched taught over high cheekbones, a firm square jaw, and a narrow nose. His eyes are black, and the fury within them makes them resemble burning coals that lock on anything he finds worth his attention. He wears his long thick raven black hair down, where it reaches to the middle of his back.
Azizah Daris Square.jpg
Azizah Daris
Warrior
Seneschal,
Duchess of Vordul Sanguinis,
Magravine of Verdomite
Description
Copper Gronholt Square.jpg
Copper Gronholt
Warrior
Crimison Judge, Baron of Ippetimbal
A mountainous man covered in black metal, with a pigfaced bascinet. He carries a large bladed, two handed Axe in one hand. This menacing giant is Emperor Xlair Silverblade's personal guard, butcher and is seldom seen very far from the Emperor's side.
Rasil Grimblade Square.png
Rasil Grimblade
Courtier/
Ambassador
Ambassador,
Duke of Agros Aurea, Count of Ircymbar
Description
Bloodsworn
Appearance Name Titles Description
Seiðr Scribbler Square.jpg
Seiðr Scribbler
Warrior
Margrave of Verdomite
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Craglan Square.png
Craglan the Cold Mejor
Warrior/Cavalier
Baron of Pel Mark
Craglan the Cold Drraad'da Mejor is as pale as snow. His hair a wave of white and silver and his eyes like gently lit ice. His features are sharp; predatory, including sharp teeth and strong fingertips with a bit of a claw. He wears a leather robe that is lined with a lush fur, and carries a Crystal Staff. He wears a bejeweled sword at his waist and is often seen looking into The Crystal Skull, which people had seen him talk to. A jeweled haversack is worn across the shoulder beneath the robe and pouches of many sizes can be seen around his belt. A white snake with a blue pattern is often seen draping and slithering on his person; Scycle, Craglan's familiar from another age when Magic yet survived in its truest form.
Eriol Blackdagger square.jpg
Eriol Blackdagger
Courtier
Count of Vale
Eriol is a young man, at only 17 years of age. He has pale white skin with a splotch of black, messy hair. He stands 6 feet tall, but has a muscular build; a testament to the farming life of his youth. Eriol is a kind and brave man. Despite his kindness, he is fiercely loyal to the rather bloodthirsty Emperor, and has dedicated his life to his service, despite their different views. Although he is an honorable young man, he always has a snide comment at the ready, and views himself as more important than he truly is. An able commander and warrior, he has taken his assignment to the ambassadorial corps with frustration, although he seems to have a talent for it. Recently, his demeanor has taken a dark turn after being punished for a minor affront to the God-Emperor.
Godfrey Greybrook Square.jpg
Godfrey Greybrook
Priest/Diplomat
Priest of Vordulism, Baron of Iknopata
Standing at around 5' 7", Godfrey is rather slender for a Greybrook. While his skin has minor scars of war, it is his mind and strength of faith that he values more than his swordarm. Well kept in appearance and manners, he is usually seen wearing his courtly robes bar when he is serving in the army where a modest set of lighter armour is used to enable greater flexibility. Godfrey is known to be inquisitive and intense but good willed.
Gunhilda Gildre square.png
Gunhilda Gildre
Warrior/Hero
Dame of Ircymbar
Standing at just a smidge over 4 feet tall, Gunhilda is an axe bearing warrior hailing from the icy northern reaches of Thalmarkin. Bulging muscles pressing against restrictive armour, she is stout and brawny. Devoted to finding glory in battle, she seeks adventure and war to test her mettle.
Lupo Gabber square.jpg
Lupo Gabber
Warrior
Knight of Wudenkin
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Gustav Kuriga Square.jpg
Gustav Kuriga
Priest/Diplomat
Knight of Verdomite
A grizzled veteran of the Invasions, Gustav has little time for small men with small aspirations. He has seen things that would drive most mortal men insane, and it is questionable whether he is still sane, despite his implacable demeanor. His arm is a constant reminder of the past, and he is never quite free of its weight.
Renthar Myrkwood
Warrior
Knight of Verdomite
Long Dark Black hair flows from the top of Renthars head, dark brown eyes penetrating the most courageous of souls. He stands tall at 6'2" and 210 lbs. He wears his armor finely engraved and polished to perfection. No flaw can be found in his attire or his dominate confidence.
Zurias Ujim square.jpg
Zurias Ujim
Warrior/Hero
Lost Bloodsworn
This man stands at 6'4" weighing close to two-hundred and fifty pounds. He carries a large two handed sword and speaks like a scholar. He met Xlair almost a lifetime ago, and speaks of their relationship and his loyalty as if Xlair gave him a new life.
Halamance von Striga Square.jpg
Halamance von Striga
Warrior
Knight of Iknopata
From the pale Striga complexion and icy blue eyes to his baffling, obtuse manner of speech, there is something deeply unsettling about Halamance.He is at once considerate and callous, chivalrous and yet unspeakably cruel. Halamance would think nothing about using the blood of murdered prisoners to water his gardens at dawn, before going on to teach the children of Imperial nobles courtly literature at noon.In battle he stands by his men clad in heavy maille, his black cloak emblazoned with the crimson Striga dragon. He fights ambidextrously, a simple steel lance in one hand, his heirloom sword Panzerfaust in the other.
Forsworn
Appearance Name Titles Description
Ambrose Peregrine Square.jpg
Ambrose Peregrine
Warrior
Knight of Wudenkin
Sullen face, shaven head, clad in ragged leathers and steel. Ambrose is a hedge knight by name and an opportunistic mercenary by trade.
Nyx Harte Square.jpg
Nyx Harte
Warrior
Dame of Vale
Everything Nyx loves melts away before her eyes.
Hamish Atholl Square.jpg
Hamish Atholl
Warrior
Knight of Vale
Laird Hamish of the Clan Atholl. He stands at an impressive 5 foot 11 inches. Dressed in his the colours of his clans tartan his kilt stops just at the knee's. He grasp's his basket-hilted broadsword with his right hand. He is always accompanied by his Bagpiper and standard bearer.
Jehan Chavavilliers Square.jpg
Jehan Chavavilliers
Warrior
Knight of Pel Mark
Standing around 5'10 with broad shoulders. Jehan has brown eyes and long brown hair with a trimmed beard.
Lilith Nuanet Square.png
Lilith Nuanet
Warrior
Dame of Verdomite
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Zarianna Heartseeker
Warrior
Dame of Ircymbar
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The Lost, Forgotten, Banished, Exiled or Executed
Appearance Name Titles Description
Svari Strome SQ2.jpg
Svari Storme
Warrior
Lost
Tall for a woman, she is very near six feet tall and admittedly lanky because of it. In her gambeson and plate she appears around the same size as the men on the field. Her hair is plain and brown, usually forgotten in a careless bun to fit under her helm.Destiny lead her to distant lands, where she met Xlair Silverblade at just sixteen. Working as a farmer, hunter and cook in his camp the wild land and its blood thirsty natives gave her more experience and skills then any conventional education ever had. She returned home as a truly changed person.
Sol Tempest.jpg
Sol Tempest
Warrior
Forgotten
Sol, the Eldest child of the Tempest family hails from the province of Yipinalke. Born with the gift of fire magic Sol was trained to harness the power of her namesake with complimented knight training. Upon coming of age to be a lady she was quite skilled with a single blade and modest magic skills. On her 17th birthday Sol could be described as a slender women standing around 5ft7 with skin as pale as snow and blonde hair to match. Her eyes normally are a faint golden color however glimmer like topaz while spell casting. This is off putting to some common folk who often refer to her as the tempest witch.
Woelfen Guile Square.jpg
Woelfen Guile
Warrior/Hero
Banished
Standing at a frightening 7’6”, Woelfen is the largest of his family to date. His snow white hair is constantly a mess, falling forward to cover his rainbow coloured eyes and to hide the visible signs of madness. He wears the traditional Guile patchwork armour and wields a massive warhammer known as “Night’s Embrace”. He can most usually be found experimenting on local peasantry and the occasional rogue.
Englebert Schwarzherzig Square.jpg
Englebert Schwarzherzig
Warrior
Banished
Englebert, son of Sevastian, son of Jonsu. Englebert is the tallest member of House Schwarzherzig, standing well over six feet. He is lean and lanky. His eyes are cold, two pinpoints of ice. His face is often expressionless, and his voice is gravelly and emotionless.
Vittoria de Medici Square.jpg
Vittoria de Medici
Warrior/Hero
Banished
For some years, Vittoria de Medici has proven herself a capable warrior and military leader in the north of Beluaterra. From a naïve, opportunistic girl, she has become a general, a mother and for a short while, even a queen. Living in her late husband's shadow, her natural cunning is needed now more than ever - for both her and her five children. She is of average height is often found wearing a set of light armour with a metal pauldron on her left side, and one made of fur on her right.

Disclaimer

OOC from Xlair Silverblade to the realm.
Please note that we understand the evil and strict nature of Vordul Sanguinis is not the standard within Battlemaster. We've set this up with as much intention to be unique, as we have set it to be challenging. This is not "easy mode", it will be a cruel grind through role playing and decisive action toward moving up the chain of the command. As much as I (OOC) would love to make you all Disciples, take and follow all advice given, that's simply not possible. I will echo the words often told to me about Battlemaster, this is a slow game, no one is going to make it from Forsworn to Disciple in a short amount of time. It will take a lot of work, dealing with strict Disciples, undertaking quests and demands, and showing that you're a good follower/Sworn before you'll make any progress upward.


I want everyone to have the freedom to play their evil (or not evil) character however they want. That being said, all players of all levels, need to understand that in the Sanguine Empire, this is an evil hierarchy that rules through fear and power. However unfortunate, in this hierarchy, a majority of the characters will begin as those being trodden upon. Being insulted, given the dirty work, blamed, punished, etc. even if they have the best intentions. I'm not saying this is going to be the norm, but I'm saying it is likely within an evil hierarchy. This is not because we want to ruin your fun, or put your character in a corner. It's because we want to challenge you, nothing is going to be handed to anyone. As you gain power as a character, and move up the ranks, people will be expected to cower in fear from you, require to open their estates to you, or whatever respect/fear your character demands, once your station supports it.


I cannot just hand over titles, and refuse to do so, to people because I've known them for a long time OOC, or because they've played Battlemaster for 10+ years, or because they had one golden idea. The people in their current positions are there because their characters have consistently and reliably followed the orders of the Tyrant leader Xlair. Without question and without complaint they've taken punishments (just or unjust), they've shown undying loyalty and adherence to the laws and culture of the Empire.


I want everyone to have fun and enjoy the game. I understand that the Empire is not for everyone, but for those of you who like the concept, I want to challenge you to continue to bolster and fortify the culture of the Empire. Everyone can make a Monarchy with a good King/Queen, honorable Knights/Dames, with kindness and congeniality. I want to make something unique and challenging, build something that Battlemaster hasn't seen before. A powerful empire, based on lore and hard core role playing, with aims to bring continent wide RP. We could end up being the next "invasion", but fully player run, as a villain that aims to make fun, without stomping on everyone's toys. A lore driven Empire that works to uncover the rich lore of Beluaterra and use mighty relics and tactics to challenge even the Devs with the idea of how characters can challenge the Divine, maybe through a GM led quest.


Whatever it may be, let us build it together, and work together to get there. Read up on what we've posted in the Bulletins and the Wiki, and see how best you can fit within it. Sure, we need Disciples and an Emperor, but we need the Sworn more. The Sworn carry the weight of the Empire's culture on their shoulders. Your RP, observance to the laws and the culture, is what will make the Empire feel like an Empire, rather than a bunch of individual nobles disobeying one another and taunting each other in messages. That's been done before, let's do something different.


Sincerely

Xlair Silverblade