Welcome to The Queen's Games, a future/AU Tortallan based forum headed by a Matriarchal Monarchy in the Queendom of Kalim. Gaining independence little more than a century ago, the Queen has been pushing for contact with Tortall and other lands to the east in the past decade. With the victor of the Games to win the Crown Princess's hand decided, the Darshani Empire has set its eyes on conquering Kalim and regaining power through force.
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Coming down from its January cold spike, the weather creeps up unusually warm for February, turning what would normally be frozen ground and light snows into a slushy wet mix throughout the country. This creates poor travel conditions throughout the country: avalanches in the north and roads so muddy they threaten single mounts and caravans alike.
New member Rozzy has taken a dive straight into QG's deep end, landing a powerful character in perhaps the most complex niche - the rook council - and she is owning it. Rosalyn is an alluring and dangerous woman - cougar, hex mage, councilwoman, and to add a layer of complexity, mother. We look forward to seeing if her cool demeanor cracks in the face of the storm brewing in Kalim's underworld.
While it's nearly Gwyn's hallmark to play gloriously off-the-wall characters, Dassa's disturbed past and somewhat barbaric heritage make him downright ballsy. Playing a necromancer is a risky move, in and out of character. Though he runs the risk of being ostracized and shunned for the nasty nature of his work, with the body count rising in Havran, those who need an advantage ignore him to their peril.
Information This is where you'll find all the information you'll need (and hopefully more) to feel at home in Kalim. There's a FAQ forum with Kalim-specific universe info, there's general universe info, and there's a suggestion/question thread. Go wild! Subforums: Hitchhiker's Guide to Kalim,
The Mountebank Named after the Rook slang for a profession that involves standing in a high spot in a public area and yelling the news (very, very loudly), this forum includes IC "public information" that may or may not be true, but is often widespread. Ranging from rumors of war to gossip about the Queen's latest fashion choice, no piece of information is too large or small to be warped in the entity that is gossip.
Royal Palace Located within the inner ring of protective walls that were constructed around Richilde following the Independence War, the royal palace is an architectural marvel. It is a huge complex of limestone buildings, scattered with gardens and pristine courtyards, it features intricately detailed stonework. Subforums: Independence Day Ball
The City Kalim's bustling capital city never seems to sleep (though contrary to popular belief it does). Featuring a huge temple complex close to the gates of the inner walls, the city is surrounded by a thick protective wall built after the Independence War.
Lake Richilde Considered the heart of the queendom, this huge lake is located at the dead center of the country. The waters are outrageously deep, and the lake doubles as a sort of inland harbour since the Yesan River is wide and deep enough to allow full-sized ships passage.
Convent School Located outside the city walls but within view of the city, the convent is the place where the queendom's young ladies learn all the things they need to know to head a household. The convent also trains those with the Gift, but the education in magic is not as intensive as what is offered at the Academy in Havran.
Old Palace The home of the Kalimi Royal Family before the Darshan Empire invaded, the Old Palace is now the home of Havran's noble family. It's splendor has faded somewhat over the years, but it still retains much of its former glory.
The Academy Created specifically to train the population's Gifted, the Academy offers the queendom's highest level of education (except, perhaps, for what the royalty receives). Unfortunately tuition is quite steep, but there are programs in place to help highly Gifted commoners attend.
Richilde River Complex The mess of skinny rivers flowing south from Lake Richilde has come to be known as the Richilde River Complex. The rivers join up to form the Richilde River just north of Havran.
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The Cities Not quite "cities", the River Cities are a massive number of towns clustered along the Richilde River Complex. They boast the highest crime rate in the queendom, and are the home of Kalim's black market. If you start a thread in here, please note the city in which it takes place as well as the date.
Market Located in Alora, one of the larger towns that make up the River Cities, the market is more on the black side of things. Nobles have been known to buy back goods that have been stolen from them here, and there are always rumours of Darshanis buying and selling as well.
Borders By land the Queendom of Kalim is completely surrounded by the Darshan Empire. The Grennae Mountains form a natural barrier for most of the border, but the southern end of the nation is heavily guarded in case of Darshani invasion.
Kalimi Cities Cities administed by noble families that do not have their own subforums are located here. As the site grows, subforums under Kalimi Cities will be expanded into their own city-forums. Let an admin know if you would like your noble's city to be created! Subforums: Eldeva,
Midwinter Falling on the winter equinox, Midwinter celebrations last from the 21st of December to January 1st, with various events peppering the span of it. Shopping and celebrations exist on a lower scale throughout the month at the winter fairs on the mage-frozen river and lake at Havran and Richilde respectively
Festival of the Hunt In celebration of the divine huntress Akalimi, the Festival of the Hunt takes place on the 25th and 26th of November. Contests are held all over the country as to who can bring in the most and the largest game as a last hurrah before true winter sets in.
Other Countries The Queendom of Kalim is the main setting for threads, but obviously important events happen elsewhere as well. Threads that take place in other countries should go here, and please make a note of what country it takes place in!
May 21 2013, 09:57 AM In: Edolon By: the six above
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