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The Kingdom of Athenia

Artamisios, 672 BC

The whole of Athenia breaks into celebration as the Feast of Sinners if finally kick-started! As those who love the violence and the adrenaline flock to the Arcus, the people who love to be amazed wait with eager eyes for the bloodshed to conclude and the circus spectacular to begin in the Central Plateia. But for many in Athenia, the real drama does not happen until the evening; when the royal family of Xanthos open their royal doors and welcome the members of the nobility into the grounds. Decorated in lights and entertainers, the royal gardens have become a den of exuberance and desirous excitement. For what could be more exciting than the royal palace offering the greatest Athenia has to offer in elegant women, high cuisine and fine wine. Athenians, find your inner Taengea and make sure you're there to appreciate the offerings! Don't miss the event of the year!

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AtheniaKing Minas of Xanthos   ♕Widowed   ♕Lord Alehandros of Antonis   ♖
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The Inner Circle, The Capitol
Athenia's capital city of the same name stands on the precipice of an impressive cliff face, overlooking the crescent ship harbour below. Post here if your topic does not belong to any of the following locations.
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The royal palace is one of the most impressive structures in the city. With towering columns, grand hallways and expensive cloth draped over every wall and floor, the royal home leaves nothing to be desired in its luxury. The palace holds the residential quarters of the current monarch, his official spouse and their immediate family. Occasionally other relatives will be allowed to live within the royal walls at the monarch's discretion - this is most often true of young females in the family who have no male guardian available. Politicians from the Senate will often visit the king or queen at the palace but not official laws or decisions can be passed in the building - these must be declared in the Senate to be legal.
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The Inner Circle is the rich central sphere of the city. In the center, is the royal palace, and around it are the homes of the wealthy and important members of Athenian society. This is likely to include, the other royal families (those who are not currently on the throne), the noble families, the families of the senators and courtiers, and anyone rich enough to own a property in the richest part of town.
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The Outer Circle, The Capitol
The Temple of the Gods is a sacred place for pray, reflection and offerings. The clergy templeman who look after the temple live in a small residential wing, each with their own private room consisting only of a bed, a nightstand and an epitaph of their preferred deity. The rest of the temple is open to the public, its impressive columns, halls and statues designed to be stared upon with awe and fear.
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Nov 6, 2018 13:36:44 GMT
A temple that makes the most of its water features in honour of its specific deity, the temple of Poseidon is a cool and airy construction. Many of the lower-class Athenians worship Poseidon due to so many of their livelihoods being reliant on the sea and its produce.
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Nov 12, 2018 7:41:10 GMT
The dikastírio is the Senate of Athenia. It includes the male monarch of each of the noble families (some of which have royal blood, and some of which do not) as well as the chief politicians of the realm. It is here that decisions in law, trade and war are discussed in an open forum between the senators and the royal monarchs.
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The Athenian university is considered to be the best education system in the kingdom. With professors from all of the world and a large financial budget from the current king, it affords some of the greatest learning that you can receive in the ancient world. It holds the biggest library in the kingdom and offers education to any man, and any married noble woman, who can afford the tuition fees.
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The central square is a public stage for events, announcements and open punishments or executions. When not in use for an important ceremony, the square functions as a place for the wealthy to congregate and gossip.
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Those who don't shop at the market may deal directly with traders they prefer. The shops and trader posts that are owned by the merchants and Athenia are all located down one main street. Here, the wealthier patron can look into shop windows and purchase on demand rather than battle the crowds at the local market.
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The Outer Circle of the city holds the residences for the less wealthy and fortunate. From decently built, sturdy, plain homes to ramshackle sheds and boxes, the Outer Circle has a wide range of quality in the homes it offers, as well as the people who live there.
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Nov 10, 2018 12:21:24 GMT
The agorá is the market. Here, people of the lower classes or the servants of the noble families will trade and purchase goods from the countryside or those imported in from the other realms. A lot of local traders set up their stalls at the agorá most days of the week, but on a sunday the market is full to bursting with sellers and buyers, making it hot and sticky work just getting through the crowds. On quieter days, singers and dancers entertain the shoppers for a coin or two.
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The arena, set into the center of an entertainment colosseum is used for many purposes. Sometimes the sandy floor will be graced by performers and artisans, sometimes by gladiators and combatants. Sometimes chariots race up and down its length. The arcus is a place for entertainment of all sorts.
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The public baths are open to both genders but have separate areas for men and women. Children generally bathe with their mother's until they are old enough to be considered women in the own right, or old enough to be thought of as men and told to switch to the male bathhouse area. Servants keep the bathhouse stocked with towels and soaking oils.
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Home to the headquarters of the Athenian Guard, the Barracks is a building set atop and astride the city prison. It has a separate out-building as an armoury to the Guard and the entrance to the jail below ground is kept guarded at all hours of the day, despite its entrance being directly in the centre of the Guard House's courtyard. The barracks also holds the basic living quarters for all guards who do not have a personal home in the city. Part of their wages is deducted for bed and board if they decide to live at the Headquarters.
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The city jail is a stone structure with ropes and bars around every exit and window. It is managed by the City Guard and utilised when a member of the public is to stand trial. It is generally at the discretion of the guard in question whether someone is locked within for any other purpose/reason.
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Where shipmen and sailors from all of the kingdom long to stay. The Athenian harbour is one of the grandest and most secure in the Grecian kingdom. This is due to most of Athenia's trade and money coming from the commercial ships that visit the realm and the sea-hauls that are brought into the city by boat.
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The cliffside of the island of Ire is a dangerous one and almost impossible to climb. It eventually curves down and around, with one side becoming a safe harbour and the other remaining rocky and dangerous to all ships.
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The Kingdom of Colchis

Artamisios, 672 BC

Colchis is now back on its feet. After a horrendous few weeks where the economy of the kingdom's waterfront businesses dropped like a stone and the ships in the Midas port were almost entirely lost, the kingdom - with the efforts of King Tython and Prince Zanon has finally begun to remeet the orders and trade agreements it had fallen behind on. Not only are relations between Colchis and the other kingdoms improving once more, but efforts to ensure new trade have been made with the encouragment of an international market in Midas, this month. Opening up the port to new traders and lowering the levies and taxes for trade within the capitol, has ensured new sellers and buyers reaching the Midas market and raising the economy in a big way. It has also, however, encouraged petty crime in the city. In other news, the Crown Prince of the kingdom has been seen at this same market and - it would seem - rumours of his death have been greatly exaggerated. His presence brings a calmness to his people as their future king is shown to be going nowhere any time soon.

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MidasKing Tython of Kotas   ♕Queen Yanni of Kotas   ♕Prince Vangelis of Kotas   ♖
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The Upper Levels, The Capitol
The city of Midas is an impressive feat of man that has stood the test of time. Carved from the cliffside rock and able to withstand even the harshest of seasons that batter its face, Midas is the centre of Colchian pride and honour. Post here if your topic does not belong in any of the following locations.
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The location of many a fight or deadly scuffle, this discussion chamber, also known as Great Hall of Midas, is used only for meetings held by the current royal family. Designed to be a forum for thought and opinion, the chamber has gradually become a room in which mental and intellectual warfare is played out. Unlike other kingdoms, Midas has no royal palace and, instead, uses the Great Hall for all courtly/royal functions, while the current ruling family of Colchis remains living in their family home.
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The very origin of the city of Midas, the capital of Colchis was begun as a temple to the Gods. Carved deep into the mountain, the Naós Cavern has separated into specific temples for several of the major Olympian Gods. While other temples are situated around Greece, the ones held within the Hall of the Gods are always considered the most divine and the closest one can get to their preferred immortal.
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The upper levels of the city are home to those who can afford it. As the weather is monsoon-like for nearly half the year and rain water runs downhill, the upper levels are often clean, crisp and full of beautiful architecture designed to keep the wind at bay.
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The Lower Levels, The Capitol
One of the few surfaces of Midas that is on a steady level, the plateía operates as both the central square and the city's marketplace. Official functions are always prepared and announced ahead of time, causing the market to close whenever an execution or ceremony is to be performed for the masses.
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Colchians are skilled weapon makers and leather producers. The merchants are worldly-wise and are intelligent traders with foreign suppliers and shippers. There are many blacksmiths in Midas because of the wind current for steeping fires and it is common knowledge that nearly every official royal sword or armour in the nearby kingdoms was made in Colchis.
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The trade off for inhospitable weather and a city perched on the edge of a cliffside chasm are the hot springs to be found in the mid-levels of the city. Used by both the high and low classes (though they are privately closed when the king wishes it) the hot springs are a relaxing and effective means of cleanliness and many people travel to Midas in order to experience the reported beautifying qualities of the hot spring mud.
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The lower levels of Midas are built sturdy and strong but almost on top of each other. A maze of homes, roads, alleys and walls, the lower city is a labyrinth when not familiar to the walker. This area is mostly home to the workers of the mines or holds slave and servant houses, owned by the noble families who own the people within.
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The Midas jail is reported to be a terrifying please, second only to Hades itself. Supposedly haunted, it has yet to dawn on the scientific minds of the time that the jail is situated deep in the mountain, alongside the mines and beneath the ocean. The noise of the water currents, plus the clanging of the miners and the wind blowing against the rock face outside all create the horrifying noises that have been attributed to the dead souls of the prison.
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Colchis's biggest export is metal and precious ore. In the mines, slaves and free men work side by side to remove the bronze, silver, gold and iron from the land. Skilled mathematicians and designers are on constant watch in the mines to ensure that no-one digs too far towards the sea or in a manner that would weaken the city above.
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Rocky, dangerous and full of small caves that disappear with a rising tide, the Hydra's Teeth is a terrifying strait between the Kirakles islands. With a strong current and hidden rocks, it is an areas to be avoided by all sailors.
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The Kingdom of Taengea

Artamisios, 672 BC

After the horrors of the Circus nearly six weeks ago, the Taengean capitol has finally grown quiet and people are out and about, living their normal lives. An area of tension still remains however, as the cultists dubbed The Creed have made it clear that they intend to stay. Outside the city of Vasiliadon is a gorge of sorts - a crack in the rock of the Island of Serenn and it is down this crevice that the Creed appear to have taken residence. Only a few miles of the capitol's outer walls and easily within distance of only a days travel, the Creed are undisturbed, however, due to their reactions to anyone attempting a siege. Straggler members of the Order of Vasiliadon - men who did not wait for orders from their Grand Maester - have attempted to purge the Creed from the Taengean land entirely, only to be found dead, at the edge of the crevice 24 hours later... minus their skin, and their heads. The Creed have then, for each attacker, made an assault on a nearby village in the capitol's province and marked their choices with a piked head - one from each of those that assaulted their newfound haven. Many do not wish action to be taken by the new king - about to be coronated - for fear of such violent retribution.

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VasiliádonKing Stephanos of Mikaelidas   ♕Queen Olympia of Mikaelidas   ♕Prince Irakles of Mikaelidas   ♖
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The Quarter, The Capitol
The city of Vasiliádon is considered to be the most beautiful in the Grecian kingdoms. Designed by lovers of art as well as structure, the entire city is built in concentric circles with decorative carvings along every wall. Post here if your topic does not belong in any of the following locations.
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The palace of Vasiliádon is the crowning jewel of an already beautiful city. Taking advantage of the smooth land of the island, the palace occupies a huge square foot area, with shallow pools and columned promenades in white marble. Against the temperate and balmy blue sky, it really is a palace of dreams, and is home to the currently ruling noble family.
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Instead of a huge, stuffy hall in which to negotiate, the politicians of Vasiliádon prefer to practice their debate and bluster in an open arena forum. The structure sits in the centre of a long spiral pathway. The creator argued that his design was deliberate - in order to give the men plenty of time to consider their points and remove all emotion from their arguments, before arriving at the Arcus itself.
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Home to the wealthier and more luxurious residences in Vasiliádon, the southern quarter of the inner circle of the city is home to the royal and noble families, close to the sea and in view of beautiful sunsets dipping below the horizon.
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The Outer City, The Capitol
Music and the arts are incredibly important to the Taengeans and, as such, their capital holds the greatest music and arts school in the known realms. Located in the wealthier area of the capital city, the school is exclusive and only open to those who can pay a high tuition for the privilege of attending.
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No one knows how to throw a party like a Taengean and in thanks for their vineyards and their sweet fruit, the Taengean's make a point to worship and celebrate the God of Wine. An annual festival is held in Vasiliádon for the express purpose of celebrating the God and the temple is decorated with vines of ivy every harvest.
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One cannot live in Vasiliádon without worshipping the Goddess of Love and Beauty. The noble houses of Taengea seem, in recent generations to have a propensity for producing beautiful women and many believe this to be due to the blessing of the goddess.
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Open at all times of day for slave-trades, performances and musicians, the central square of the capital is more a central hub of gossip than anything else and operates as a place for courtiers and laymen to mingle and chatter outside of official constraints.
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Home to traders and merchants of all kinds, the agorá of Vasiliádon is so large that most sellers refuse to pay the extra cost of a merchant store or shop and, instead simply trade every day from their own market stall.
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Home to the less wealthy of the city, the residences occupy the northern area of the city, further away from the pretty sea and closer to the fields in which most of the occupants work. The houses are pretty and robust but the amenities are something to be desired and it is a long daily walk to their workplaces out in the countryside.
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The public baths are divided by gender but also have private rooms for the more wealthy who are interested in further privacy. The eunuchs and slaves who man the baths are also trained in massage and skin treatments to those who pay. All proceeds go to the owner of the baths - the Leventi family.
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The Order are a private military group that are loyal only to the current monarch of Taengea. They cannot be bought or ordered by any other - no matter their status of nobility - and it is against the code of the Order to take on independent military work. The Order is a guild of men who believe in a brotherhood and unity in honour and serve with their lives.
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Around the city of Vasiliádon is a large wall, winding its way, in a near perfect circle around the outercCircle and The Order's headquarters. There are only one set of gates into the city, manned by an ever-changing group of men from The Order who are, when stationed at the gates, referred to as the Gate Keepers.
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On the outskirts of the city is the circus - the arena of champions. Chariot races are famous and the horses who win them even more so - if anyone wants to gamble or fight in the greatest race of their life - they come to the Vasiliádon Circus.
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