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Origins - An Adventure MRCA Story INDEX Summary Prelude (this post) Chapter 1: Tellvok Part 1.a: Escorting Princes - The Request Part 1.b: Mesabi Adventure - The Voyage of the Aurora Part 1.c: Escorting Princes - Leaving Stedor Part 1 d: result @Kolonialbeamter Part 2.a: The Trador Agency for Exploring & Culture in Tellvok Part 2.b: The Stedor Embassy in Tellvok Part 2.c: result (Bregir) Part 3.a: Alleenridders Crytpe in Deliah Part 3.b: Leaving Tellvok Chapter 2: Journey to Destiny Part 1: Making choices - Welcome to Drolic - A Wine, a Dine and a Star to Shine Part 2.a: Firmy Boaty Inspectors Part 2.b: A Lotii Wedding Gift Part 3.a: Royals Part 3.b: "Hello little troublemaker" - - - - - SUMMARY Status: Prelude Participating members Chapter 1: @Maxim I (ESL) Trador (ESL) @Mesabi (COR) Chapter 2: Maxim I (ESL) Trador (ESL) Chapter 3: Maxim I (ESL) Participating vessels Prince of Stedor (Chap 1 - 3) Purple Reign (Chap 1 - 2) Margot (Chap 1 - 2) WTC Aurora (Chap 1) Point of start: Stedor - - - - - Prelude Origins of Stedor On a grey Sunday, Princess Margot found Lord Maximilian Damaximus in the library of Trador, examining a knight holding a shield with the herald of Stedor. “Are you homesick, my sweet prince?” Maximilian looked up, somewhat confused due the sudden interruption. “I am not really homesick, I was recalling stories told in my childhood about the origin of Stedor” “Oh stories! I love stories! Barbara (the maid), could you bring us some apple cider please!” “You see the golden star in the herald of Stedor? The same golden star that can be found on the flags of Elysabethtown, MAESTRO & Trador? That’s the golden star the Alleenridders gave to their headquarters as it was there where they always would return too, their home as they had forsaken their original homes. The Alleenridders were a brotherhood of knights from every corner in the world who roamed the known earth centuries ago. They helped the people who needed aid and their reputation was legendary. As their reputation grew, their army became bigger and their wealth enormous. Their residing city, the city of Ximus was a place of good living with many palaces and little povery. Envious kings allied together to bring them down, fearing the power of the Alleenridders. Those kings elected a new emperor, who would become known as the Dark Emperor. Around 95 AE, they besieged the capital of the Alleenridders, Ximus. The Alleenridders fought hard and brave, but had no other option than to surrender. Every single Alleenridder in the city was slaughtered and murdered. The whole city was sacked and plundered. However, a small group of Alleenridders, under command of Dama Mfalme Edehl of Ximus, was on a mission and when returning, they found everything gone. Ofcourse not all of the wealth of the Alleenridders was being saved in the lost city, so the small band took what they could take, and left. They went north and travelled in the night, hiding for their enemies. Ofcourse they had allies as well, but none of the allies could guarantee their safety against their enemies, as rumours said the dark emperor was destroying everyone helping the outlaws. The refugees travelled further north, but the spies of the Emperor were everywhere. At a sudden night, the remaining Alleenridders had no other choice than to sail into the unknown. In 102 AE, they arrived at the Madrice Empire. They were given a new land in the most southern corner of the Empire. They called their new home “Mpya Stedor”, what translates to “New City of Gold”. Only one year later, the Madrice Empire felt apart and Mardier was now ruling the region. The influence of the Dark Emperor didn’t reach that far North, and as a new Empire, Mardier had better things to do than to investigate who those Alleenridders were. Finally having a home again, the Alleenridders continued doing their duties, helping people wherever their path brought them. Traces of the Alleenridders could be found in Oleon, Varcoast, Corrington, … Some even dared to go as far south as Pan. The number of Alleenridders growed again, recruiting people from all those nations. Lord Dama Mfalme Edehl of Ximus died as an old and notable man, and his son, Gothe Mfalme Edehl of Stedor took over from him. To honour him and to not forget their history, Gothe adapted Damaximus as his last name instead of Mfalme Edehl. Now we are 500 years later and the Damaximus family still controls Stedor and its hinterland. With the invention of gunpowder, the knights became obsolete and the Alleenridders became the military branch of MAESTRO. But still, every child in Stedor dreams of the legends of the Alleenridders, their lost land and the fabulous wealth hidden. In the library of Stedor, there are many books written by Geshi Edeh Nis around 105 AE, and modern scientist of the Stedor University think they found where the hidden treasures can be found. The only problem we got is that no-one knows where exactly Ximus can be found on the modern maps.” Margot was quiet for a moment. She only heard a few of the stories of the Alleenridders as she grew up in Terelli, far away from Stedor. But she loves to read and stumbled across some ot the books of Geshi Edeh Nis in the Great Library of Terelli. - - - - -
As Lord Damaximus still was laying siege at Eastgate, he decided it was time to show the world his re-organised army. As it would be stupid to give his enemy too much information, he only showed 3 or 4 soldiers of each group. But to give you a general thought of his army: it should be between 500 and 600 men Ofcourse such an army costs a lot to maintain, so that's why he prefers to work with mercenaries. Also, not all of these soldiers will fight in Eastgate as those of M.A.E.S.T.R.O., Mpya Stedor itself and Everlast have their own duties. all pictures will direct to my flickr :) The Sieging Troops The Alleenridders Alleenridders - Fifth Alleenridders by Da_Maximus, on Flickr 1001 Tigers (led by Lord Nomar Helmier) Ximian Mercenaries (led by King Mattiximus himself) Drakrydari Mercenaries (led by King Dragonius XXV himself) (the Dragons were sleeping so they could not get painted in time...) Atlarkian Norsemen (led by King Donkon II himself) Those who stayed home Troops of Everlast Troops of Mpya Stedor (Troops led by Lord Damaximus) Troops of M.A.E.S.T.R.O. (Mpya Stedorian All-Encompassing Science, Trade & Research Organisation) (Troops led by Lord Gah Rydog) I hoped you enjoyed the presentation (and the text I wrote in the spoilers ) C&C ofcourse welcome