Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby Taikei no Yuurei » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:44 pm

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To Janis Tassadar,

As your scouts no doubt informed you, that unit is escorting a courtier. That courtier is on a diplomatic mission, and neither he nor I offer any threat. A single unit escort is barely enough to protect from any chance encounters with wild units, much less pose any sort of threat to your side. While I respect that you do not want our units close to your city, I am unwilling to send my courtiers out entirely unescorted, but have made concession by providing the most minimal force possible.

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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby GJC » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:44 am

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Genius Alva,

We do not wish to interfere in legitimate diplomacy. However, no side in the region has invited a Fae courtier, nor have you publicly announced your envoy. Will you share with us who you intend to visit?

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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby LTDave » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:14 pm

Genius Alva is dead.

The Grand Duke of the Grand Duchy of the Fae croaked quietly in his bed at the start of turn, aged 130.

He is succeeded to the throne by his eldest daughter, Maurelle Alva.

In accordance with time honoured traditions, any and all treaties between the Grand Duchy of the Fae and other powers are hereby ended, pending negotiation of new agreements with the current ruler.

Long live the Grand Duchy! Long live the Grand Duchess!

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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby GJC » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:20 am

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Wonderland's condolences go out to the Grand Duchy of Fae. Genius Alva was aloof, but he displayed wisdom, and honor. He was a good neighbor to us and will be missed.

The only question that remains is whether Duchess Amurelle reaffirm her father's treaties, and maintain his stance of noninterference.

We hope for a swift response.

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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby GWvsJohn » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:29 pm

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Duchess Alva,

Your units threaten to encroach upon the Savage Lands. If you wish to parley with Savage, proceed to x-3, y+8 from your current position. We will be happy to entertain you in the city of Panag.

Lord Ronald the Sour, Ruler of the Savage Lands
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby LTDave » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:27 pm


Fozzeh and Fozbeh had been together for as long as they could remember. Well, almost as long. She had popped a turn before him, and he often made jokes about her being an older woman, out to exploit the naïve and bright-eyed newly popped. Wakka wakka.
But it had been love at first sight, even if it took a turn or two before they realised what was going on. The shy sideways glances, the sudden coughing fits when the other walked into the room, the embarrassing delay after the “who’s there?” of the inevitable knock-knock jokes.

Eventually the stack sergeant had got sick of the ridiculousness, and assigned them to guard the same stretch of wall. Out of sight of the rest of the stack, Fozzeh had made her feelings for Fozbeh quite clear, and Fozbeh had reciprocated in kind, and with gusto.

That had been a dozen turns ago, and the two had been in relationship bliss ever since. One end of the massive barracks had been given over to them, with curtains for privacy, and the rest of the stack learnt not to come knock-knocking when the pairs’ ties were hung in a certain place.
Life in Fraggle Stone was a simple cycle of guard duty during the turn, and furious furry fun at nights. Fozzeh and Fozbeh were as happy as a pair of
A-Type units have ever been.

Then Lord Henderson had been croaked in Sesame Drive, and Mike Jaboc moved the capital to Fraggle Stone. Nothing changed for the lovers, except there was an extra building to guard.

Then, the others had come.

The pair had been on sentry duty on the wall. The Moppet turn had ended, and Fozbeh was counting the minutes until sundown, and dreaming of what Fozzeh kept under her hat. The trumpet sounded, and every unit on the walls was looking up at the vast silver spheres floating in from the East.

The Voyerans had arrived, and signalled for Parley. Mike Jaboc agreed, and one of the spheres approached to talk to the ruler.
The conversation went on for some time, out of the earshot of the defending units.

Fozzeh left her post, and stood next to Fozbeh. They held hands.

After what seemed like hours, the ruler gave an order, and the Fozzies stood down from defensive positions. The Voyerans landed their spheres, and they disgorged what seemed like dozens of units – most of them Sand Elves dressed in desert robes. The turn soon ended, with non-allied units in the hex.

Fozzeh and Fozbeh ate their evening rations in silence with the rest of the stack. No one had anything to say. Afterwards, the pair went to their end of the barracks, hung up their ties and hats, and held each other. They made slow, careful, gentle love. Then they held each other until dawn, and the start of the new turn.

The Voyerans were assembled in the middle of the city when the Moppit turn started. The Fozzies formed up opposite them. Mike Jaboc walked in front of his troops, saluted the Voyeran commanders, and led the way out of the city.

Fozzeh looked at Fozbeh as they were promoted to field units. They had never left the city before – never stepped beyond the walls. There was excitement there, but also great sadness. It was very clear they would never return to Fraggle Stone, never return to their nest in great barracks. Everything was going to change.

Fozzeh looked back as the last Moppit unit left the city, and shuddered as the blue Voyeran banner rose over the city. Her home – the only home she had ever known – was gone, and there hadn’t even been a fight.

It was a hot and dusty march, and the night phase was sweltering. Even so, Fozzeh and Fozbeh took the opportunity to answer an ancient question.

It seems bears do it in the field as well.
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby Silversought » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:33 pm

[Book]Greetings from the Mogul; we would inquire of our friends in Nuremdorf their intent in moving units toward our territories. You do, of course, have a road that follows the other side of the mountain, so it puzzles me. Why are you approaching? Will you finally accept parley?

I have no qualms discussing territory and travel, but I cannot permit your foray to continue into an unhappy accident. Please reply.[/Book]
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby HerbieRai » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:43 pm

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Mogul

We will be opening up to some small discussions with our neighbors next turn, and if you wish a personal discussion we can have a courtier in Westwold next turn.
The troops in question are not in any claimed territory, so we saw no need in announcing the move. They have no orders to move further east, and they will not be moving any closer to your territory.

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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby Taikei no Yuurei » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:35 pm

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I thank you Lord Ronald, for your invitation. It had been my father's goal to open ties with the Savage Lands, and I wish to see that continued. We had wished to meet at the nearer city of Savage, but we will go to the city of your request, though it will be a few turns till he arrives.

Janis Tassadar, you have your answer for the presence of my units. As for treaties, I cannot honor any from you at the moment, as my father has left no records of what the treaties were. I am however willing to send a courtier to review and possibly renew them. Please tell me which city you would like to entertain my courtier at if you wish it, and he will arrive shortly.

-Duchess Maurelle Alva
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby GJC » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:41 pm

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Duchess Maurelle

We are happy to hear that you are open to negotiations. You need not dispatch a courtier this turn, though. We will be in touch.

Though on a side note, it would be extremely convenient for all involved if you allowed Julian Hofflepopper III to remain in Sesame Drive.

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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby CroverusRaven » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:00 pm

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With our current down sizing and reorganization of troops, I will consider allowing Julian to stay. We have drastically increased security and may require that they submit to being disarmed and under guard by Moppet units while they stay in the city, for their own safety as much as anything. We will inform all to any chances to our openness. Courtiers are of course still welcome at Sesame Drive as my father's theatre shall remain open, but I am in the works of altering the Moppet's agenda.

-Overlord Mike Jaboc
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby Silversought » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:41 am

[Book]It is wonderful to hear from you, Bailiff, and I welcome the opportunity to join discussion. However, Westwold is not actually a Voyeran city. If His Majesty of Whedawall is inclined to entertain our representatives, this would be excellent, but otherwise I must ask that we meet in the city of Rimvard, or perhaps the fork just south of it if you would rather a more neutral meeting place.

Until we negotiate proper borders and travel accords, however, I must insist that all Confederate units remain west of the seventh column. You have no holdings in that column or east of it. Withdraw your unit before our turn begins. Voyera would remind you of how you responded to our own curiosity. Consider this the courtesy of a warning, though I will endeavor not to croak your unit if he remains across the border in our turn.[/Book]
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby HerbieRai » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:59 am

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Sorry for the misunderstanding. All you Erflians look and sound alike to us, it is hard to tell you apart. We can meet you in BB Comm. We will not hold any diplomacy in Rimvard. We cannot move our units as we have already ended turn.
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby Silversought » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:35 pm

[Book]I apologize for this insistent manner, but I am going to be forced to remove your units from their proximity to my city. You have no reason for those units to have moved onto that stretch of road but that of either preparing for an invasion or scouting my cities, neither of which I approve of. For a side that has displayed a militant isolationist policy, you certainly seem to expect openness when you have offered none.

When our turn begins, if one of your units is in Voyeran territory, I will remove it. I will endeavor to capture and transfer those units to the proposed meeting location to be released to your leadership. If you have leadership with those units, this will all be much smoother. Please do not ruin this peace before we can even negotiate it.

BBCamp is not an option. Parley will be in 06.23. Acceptable?


To another esteemed Erflian, I'd like to address His Majesty of Whedawall. Would you be interested in a parley with my Chief in Westwold or another location? I removed the dear Anchor Luscia from Sesame Drive because I lack a free courtier at the moment and I would avoid stressing the good Overlord Jaboc in this time of confusion.[/Book]
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby HerbieRai » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:10 pm

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We advise you to not attack our men in the field, as that kind of aggression could attract a military response. We have been occupying that hex for a few turns now, you didn't have a problem with it before. We can meet in 7.24 to parley next turn.
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby Silversought » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:21 pm

[Book]The hex 07.23 ought to be no man's land. However, we will table this issue for the parley in 07.24 and not remove you this turn. Until then, Voyera will establish a temporary border on the tenth column that should be very visible on your map. Do not advance past this; we intend this to be an absolute minimum for borders, though we would rather the seventh be a firm border. Your cooperation is appreciated, Bailiff.[/Book]
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby HerbieRai » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:31 pm

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To the ruler of Whedawall

We would like to parley with you to disscuss our new policies in Erfilia. We are willing to meet you at 9.17, Westwold, or another location if you wish. We are able to meet next turn or later.

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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby CroverusRaven » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:00 pm

[book]Under the advisement of my Chief Warlord ensuring me that a single Warlord alone in my city would not pose a threat with my current guards, and the encouraging words from NoName the Courtier on her activities during negotiations, I will allow Anchor Luscia to return to Sesame Drive, should she wish to and should her side see it beneficial. This would eliminate the need for Voyera to keep a useful magical item like the hat with us, and we are of course willing to hand it over should Voyera need it returned. There is no rush to make any decision, it is simply an offer being extended.

-Overlord Mike Jaboc

Note: Please remember to sign who it is writing things down, some have not been doing so and there is no telling if the Great Kingdoms to the East and West have access to books of their own.[/book]
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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby GJC » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:25 am

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Duchess Maurelle

Are you arrogant, or merely foolish? We rejected your offer to send a courtier to our cities. Why did you insist on moving your unit inland? Even if you claim ignorance of the treaties between my side and yours, we warned you that you were on our borders last turn. And now you are intruding.

A courtier may not be a combat unit, but it is as capable as any of scouting, and it is becoming blatantly obvious that that is all you are doing.

So explain yourself, Duchess, or lose your intruders.

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Re: Empires X.1 - Erflia - IC ONLY

Postby GJC » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:14 am

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Duchess Maurelle

We may have spoken too harshly. We understand you are a new ruler. However, we will not allow our neighbors to infringe upon our territory. We will forgive your mistake in return for a one-time penalty of 500 smuckers, to be paid on your next turn. If you agree, you will be permitted to withdraw your unit back to the north, over the water.

We feel this is a fair compromise.

In order to avoid a repeat of this scenario, we would like to suggest a meeting, 2 hexes east of Fassen. We will station a courtier with a small escort there, we hope you will meet him.

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