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Who was chosen as a royal heir by Mideus Prosperous to succeed him?  

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  1. 1. Who was chosen as a royal heir by Mideus Prosperous to succeed him?

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[FONT="Century"][I]At a time of turmoil and misery, one family stands up against the tyranny.
The name of the family will ring throughout history as a beacon of hope:
The Almagest.[/I][/CENTER]

Welcome to [b]The Almagest Legacy[/b], a revolutionary new Steampunk RPG from the minds of [b]Sandy[/b] and [b]Shy[/b]!

The proud nation of [b]Czenovia[/b] is a country of divided population: The ruling class are brilliant scholars, politicians and nobles, while most of the denizens are humble workers spending their entire lives to support both the delicate class structure and the mysterious [b]Magitechnology[/b] which powers Czenovia. The masters of this strange and fantastical science are [b]the Alchemists[/b], whose powers are drawn from an ancient civilization. This is a world of airships and old lace, neither of which come cheap.

However, the seed of revolution has spread throughout the lower class, prompted by the recent kidnappings of several prominent alchemists. The motivations behind these crimes remain uncertain, but the entire nation, from the mines of [b]Brigit Town[/b] to the twin cities of [b]Czenoble[/b] are on high alert for this new and mysterious threat.

You are an [b]Almagest[/b], a member of [b]High Czenoble's[/b] most beloved and prestigious family. With your wealth, skill and influence you can hope to reverse the fortune of your once-thriving nation, or perhaps facilitate the revolution. One thing is certain, history waits for no one. What will your legacy be?

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[size=5]~The Encyclopaedia~[/size]

[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk"]What is Steampunk?[/URL]

[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchemy"]What is Alchemy?[/URL]

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[SIZE="5"][CENTER]~The Dramatis Personae~[/CENTER][/SIZE]

[B]Celsius Almagest[/B], the inventor of Magitechnology who lived a century ago
[B]Leanne Almagest[/B], the wife of Celsius whose pride was the rose garden surrounding their mansion
[B]Marette Silva Almagest[/B], the only daughter of Celsius and mother to Leonhart and his siblings
[B]Reuben Almagest[/B], the strict father of Leonhart who was killed in the Mine War
[B]Leonhart Almagest[/B], the patriarch of the Almagest family and a veteran of the Mine War
[B]Patrice Almagest[/B], Leonhart?s first wife who passed away over two decades ago
[B]Bavaria Almagest[/B], the second wife to Leonhart who is an ambassador of the New Globe
[B]Dame Anna Grimalkin[/B], the housekeeper of Rosengard who fought alongside Leonhart in the war
[B]Harriet Almagest[/B], the wife of Daedalus and the mother of his four children
[B]Beatriste Elyse Almagest[/B], the oldest child of Leonhart and the mother of Elizabeth, Alecia and Victoria
[B]Erick Almagest[/B], the deceased husband of Beatriste
[B]Elizabeth Brea Almagest[/B], the oldest daughter of Beatriste who passed away tragically
[B]Bertram & Pearl Almagest[/B], the two children of Elizabeth and Charles who are now taken care of by their grandmother Beatriste

[B]Dynast King Mideus Prosperous[/B], the current ruler of Czenovia who has three potential heirs to his throne
[B]Primas Generous[/B], the oldest heir of the Dynast King who is actively involved in politics
[B]Augustine Beauteous[/B], the heiress of the Dynast King known for her vanity
[B]Juvenus Courageous[/B], the youngest heir of the Dynast King who frequents the Chimaera Circuit
[B]Agron Deacon[/B], the advisor of the Dynast King
[B]Belmonda Deacon[/B], the first wife of Agron and the mother of Bavaria and Jack
[B]Odilie Markham[/B], the second wife of Agron and Morphia?s mother who hails from an influential family
[B]Olivier Achard[/B], a renown businessman from Anova and the father of Vincent
[B]Evangeline Achard[/B], the wife of Olivier and the mother of Vincent
[B]Gustave Achard[/B], the cousin of Vincent and a celebrity in his own country
[B]Callisto Prometheo[/B], the professor in charge of the Prometheo Laboratories
[B]Meredyne Artemis[/B], the president of Artemis Air Transports
[B]Lector Moebius[/B], the head master of CHAOS and a renown historian
[B]Gaul Rosier[/B], the commander of the Royal Police Guard
[B]Thames Dreadnaught[/B], the keeper of the Chimaera Circuit who has dubious origins
[B]Donner & Blair Stark[/B], the married leading couple of the rebellious Underdogs

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[SIZE="5"][CENTER]~The Chronicles~[/CENTER][/SIZE]

[right][size=4][font=garamond][b]I Key Cities of Czenovia[/b][/font][/size][/right][left]
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[i][size=1]The thick stone walls guarding High Czenovia have protected it for centuries.[/size][/i][/center]
Czenovia is one of the largest and most powerful nations in the [b]New Globe[/b]. For centuries it has led the way in terms of industry, science and the arts, creating a kingdom the like of which the world has never seen before. As long as there has been Czenovia it has been run by [b]The Dynasty[/b], a bloodline of warrior kings and queens who have ruled the nation with a firm grip.

Its' current monarch is the great [b]Dynast King Mideus Prosperous[/b], who earned valor and the love of his people during the [b]Mine War[/b] almost fifty years ago. Full of spirit, sadly King Mideus draws ever closer to the end of his life. Although he has yet to choose a successor, his three potential heirs eagerly await their chance to inherit the [b]Crystalline Throne[/b].

King Mideus resides in his palace in [b]High Czenoble[/b], the capital city of Czenovia. High Czenoble was carved into the side of [b]Mount Grail[/b] centuries ago, and it is home to the nation?s most powerful and influential families. It is a heavily secluded place, and during times of war its? thick stone walls can be used for defense. While security in Czenovia is relatively sparse, High Czenoble is constantly being monitored by the [b]Royal Police Guard[/b].

At the base of Mount Grail is [b]New Czenoble[/b], the nation?s largest city. It is home to several of Czenovia?s most important businesses, including the [b]Magitech Corporation[/b], [b]Prometheo Labs[/b], and [b]Artemis Air Transports[/b]. A far cry from decadent High Czenoble, New Czenoble is populated with poor factory workers and immigrants. Pollution, crime and poverty run rampant, breeding hostility and planting the seeds of rebellion among the lower class.

Another important city in Czenovia is [b]Brigit Town[/b], whose mining operations fuel the growing developments in [b]Magitechnology[/b]. Brigit Town was forcefully annexed during the Mine War, and although older citizens still resent Czenovia, the current generation sees economic value in King Mideus? rule. With its? valuable resources and shrewd businessmen, many have joked that Brigit Town is truly the capital of Czenovia.[/left]

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[size=1][i]Celcius Almagest, the father of Magitechnology.[/size][/i]

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[i]A Clockwork Man given life through the power of Magitechnology.[/i][/size][/center]

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[right][size=4][font=garamond][b]II Magitechnology[/b][/font][/size][/right]

It was over a century ago that [b]Celcius Almagest[/b] first combined alchemical science and magic to create the foundations of [b]Magitechnology[/b]. Celsius was hoping to find a clean, renewable energy source as an alternative to steam and coal, what he found instead was a revolution. This process has become Czenovia's most priced secret that is not to be shared with other nations.

Magitechnology supplements existing technology by helping to bend - and often times breaking - the laws of physics. The masters of this science are the [b]Alchemists[/b], brilliant scientists, magicians and engineers who have an inherent potency to access the power of Magitechnology.

Alchemists excel in a particular field, often focusing obsessively on it. This innate gift is nearly impossible to detect, but is usually found within certain bloodlines. Many children in [b]Czenovia[/b] are often ostracized for being eccentric, totally unaware that their unique quirks signal an unparalleled ability to create.

Some of the most common applications of Magitechnology include: [b]Weaponsmithing[/b], [b]Potionism[/b], [b]Gadgetry[/b], [b]Transports[/b] and [b]Chimaera Creation[/b]. Every year new uses for Magitechnology are discovered; and its? limits have yet to be fully explored.

One of the first, and most important of Celsius? inventions was the [b]airship[/b], a flying machine that defies the laws of gravity to help passengers travel the skies. It can carry much heavier loads than the more old-fashioned blimps. Today?s airships are vehicles of luxury, reserved exclusively for the elite and those who can afford them. [b]Artemis Air Transports[/b] builds Czenovia?s airships, and also runs the nation?s extremely profitable public transportation system. Aside from the dangerous roads and tunnels through [b]Mount Grail[/b], airship is the only method of travel between [b]High Czenoble[/b] and [b]New Czenoble[/b]. Transportation inside New Czenoble and between it and other cities is done by train, the most modern type of which runs with Magitechnology and has dozens of cars with multiple floors.

Unfortunately the marvels of Magitechnology do not come without a price. Following Celcius Almagest?s discovery Mount Grail was nearly hollowed out by [b]Gem Hunters[/b], eager to find the precious metals and stones that power Magitechnology. It is this reliance on stones and gems which spawned the [b]Mine War[/b], and countless other military campaigns.

Not only does the mining process tear mountains apart, but the pollution that Magitechnology generates far exceeds that of coal or steam power. As a result, a thick cloud of smoke sits above New Czenoble a grim reminder of the high cost of progress. Only the citizens of High Czenoble are fortunate enough to enjoy fresh mountain air above the smog.

[right][size=4][font=Garamond][b]III The Loves of Leonhart Almagest[/b][/font][/size][/right]

[b]Leonhart Almagest[/b], grandson of [B]Celsius Almagest[/B], is President of the [b]Magitech Corporation[/b], and one of the most important public figures in all of [b]Czenovia[/b]. A shrewd businessman as well as a distinguished war veteran, Leonhart has brought his family and all of Czenovia into the Modern Age.

It was almost fifty years ago that a young Leonhart fought alongside [b]Dynast King Mideus Prosperous[/b] in the [b]Mine War[/b], It was his involvement in this war that allowed Leonhart to take a controlling interest in [b]Brigit Town?s[/b] mines, something which transformed his family?s struggling [b]Magitech Corporation[/b] into one of the premier businesses in Czenovia.

During his time as President of Magitech Corporation the science behind alchemy has been heavily researched and redefined, leading to several important technological breakthroughs, It was this service to the people of Czenovia that earned him the [b]Wreath of Valor[/b], an honor bestowed only to the nation?s most beloved citizens by King Mideus Prosperous himself.

Leonhart is also patriarch of the large and prominent [b]Almagest Family[/b]. This bloodline has been blessed with several great alchemists over the years, and Leonhart?s children have gone on to earn fame and fortune for themselves. Unfortunately, Leonhart?s busy schedule has kept him from forming close bonds with most of them.

Leonhart?s first wife, and the mother of his children was [b]Lady Patrice Almagest[/b], née [B]Midorah[/B], heiress to the vast [b]Mysticeen[/b] fortune. They had med prior to Leonhart?s service in the Mine War, and married at an extremely young age. When he returned from the war she gave birth to several children before dying suddenly from illness. She was Leonhart?s first love, and her name is considered sacred within the walls of the posh Almagest family estate, [b]Rosengard[/b], located in [B]High Czenoble[/B].

His second (and current) wife is the famous diplomat [b]Lady Bavaria Almagest[/b], daughter to one of King Mideus Prosperous? key political advisors, [b]Agron Deacon[/b]. While Lady Bavaria is easily Leonhart?s intellectual equal the beautiful young woman is almost twenty years his junior. This fact has created much tension between Leonhart?s children and Lady Bavaria, so much so that Lady Bavaria volunteered to leave Czenovia to serve as its? official Ambassador to nations of the [b]Old Globe[/b]. Though she visits her husband and Rosengard on occasion, she has never felt comfortable interacting with the large, extended Almagest family.

Leonhart Almagest?s best friend is the House Matron of Rosengard, [b]Dame Anna Grimalkin[/b], hailing from a family of workers. Loyal and brave, Dame Grimalkin fought alongside Leonhart during the Mine War. When the war was over Dame Grimalkin took on several minor roles within the Magitech Corporation before ultimately taking a position within Rosengard following Lady Patrice?s unexpected death. In addition to keeping watch over the large estate and its? dozens of servants, Dame Grimalkin is Leonhart?s primary advisor.

To Leonhart?s younger children she is a surrogate mother of sorts, but to her fellow servants she is a force to be reckoned with. She runs Rosengard with the utmost care and attention to detail, and takes great pride in the large hedge mazes that surround the complex.

Although many have speculated about the nature of their friendship, Dame Grimalkin and Leonhart treat one another with a great degree of professionalism while in public. Lady Bavaria is extremely jealous of the relationship that the two share, but has been unsuccessful so far in her attempts to remove Dame Grimalkin from Rosengard.

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[size=1][i]Leonhart Almagest, President of the Magitech Corporation.[/i][/size]


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[i][size=1]Lady Bavaria, Leonhart's current wife and Ambassador to the Old Globe.[/i][/size]


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[size=1][i]Rosengard, the Almagest family estate[/i][/size]

[right][size=4][font=garamond][b]IV The Almagest Family[/b][/font][/size][/right][left]
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[size=1][i]Marette Almagest's three children: Daedalus, Leonhart and Catherine Sara.[/i][/size][/center]
With vast resources and political connections the Almagest family is one of the most prominent in all of Czenovia. This is in no small part due to the creativity and brilliance of [b]Celcius Almagest[/b], and that of his entire bloodline. It?s current patriarch is the middle child of [b]Marette and Reuben Almagest?s[/b] three offspring, the wealthy businessman and war veteran [b]Leonhart Almagest[/b]. As President of his family?s [b]Magitech Corporation[/b] Leonhart oversees day-to-day operations of the prominent business and research laboratory. Aside from his grandfather, Leonhart is considered to be the greatest scientific mind Czenovia has ever known.

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[size=1][i]Beatriste Elyse, Fauntleroy and the twins Macey Ellen and Marie Evangeline "Eva."[/i][/size]
Leonhart has been married twice. The first wife was [b]Lady Patrice Midorah[/b], heiress to the Midorah Fortune, and Mother to Leonhart?s four children: [b]Beatriste Elyse[/b], [b]Fauntleroy[/b], and the twins [b]Macey Ellen[/b] and [b]Marie Evangeline[/b] (?Eva?).

Beatriste, the eldest, lives in the Almagest?s family estate, [b]Rosengard[/b]. She has given birth to three daughters, but her oldest, [b]Elizabeth Brea[/b], recently passed away, leaving behind the girl?s husband [b]Charles Cornwall[/b] as well as their two young children, [b]Bertram[/b] and [b]Pearl[/b]. Beatriste has taken on the responsibilities of caring for Bertram and Pearl in addition to keeping a watchful eye over her two children, [b]Victoria Ann[/b] and [b]Alecia Leanna[/b]. Charles visits his children regularly, but finds that their presence brings back too many painful memories of his late wife.

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[size=1][I]Beatriste?s daughters: Elizabeth Brea, Alecia Leanne with husband Alexander and Victoria Ann[/I][/size][/center]
Alecia is Beatriste?s oldest living child, and has recently married [b]Alexander Edward Madison[/b]. The young couple lives near Rosengard in their own small home in [b]High Czenoble[/b]. Alexander provides for he and his wife by serving as a member of the [b]Royal Police Guard[/b]; Alecia currently studies [b]Potionism[/b] as an apprentice in one of High Czenoble?s medical centers. Young Victoria Ann attends the [b]CHAOS Academy[/b] where she hopes to one day pursue an interest in [b]airships[/b].

Leonhart?s second eldest child, Fauntleroy, has taken on a variety of odd jobs over the years, but currently works at [b]The Chronicle[/b] as a photographer. His two younger sisters, Macey Ellen and Eva are gifted scientists who work in [b]Prometheo Labs[/b] (A division of Magitech Corporation,) where they specialize in Potionism and [b]Chimaera Creation[/b], respectively. Macey Ellen is currently the subject of public scrutiny following her much publicized divorce with [b]Vincent Achard[/b]. As a result she has withdrawn from public life, becoming a recluse to even her closest friends and family. Eva is much more social, although finding a husband her father would approve of seems to be impossible.

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[size=1][i]Assorted members of the Almagest clan: Elizabeth's husband Charles, Macey Ellen's former husband Vincent Achard, and Henry Grimalkin, son of Anna Grimalkin.[/size][/i][/center]
Leonhart Almagest?s two siblings have no trouble living in the shadows of their brother. Both take great pride in Leonhart?s numerous achievements, and have found their own unique ways to contribute to Czenovian society over the years. [b]Catherine Sara[/b] is the youngest of Marette Almagest?s three children, but may very well be the brightest. Although she has no children of her own, she has enriched the lives of literally thousands of children by teaching various fields of Magitechnology as a professor at the CHAOS Academy.

[b]Daedalus[/b] is Leonhart?s older brother, and works with him at Magitech Corporation. A Mine War veteran like his brother, Daedalus has devoted his life to advancements in Czenovian weaponry and defense. Only a few of his most dangerous creations have seen the light of day, yet many more sit within [b]Mount Grail[/b] waiting to be used.

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[size=1][i]Daedalus' four children: Jacob Mason, Dawlish, Helen "Nellie" and Harrison[/i][/size][/center]
Daedalus has been married for over fifty years to his wife, [b]Harriet Nord[/b], daughter to Czenovia?s legendary [b]Airship General Rockwell Nord[/b]. Together they have three sons and one daughter: [b]Dawlish[/b], [b]Jacob Mason[/b], [b]Harrison[/b] and [b]Helen[/b] "Nellie."

Dawlish is the oldest of Daedalus? children, and works for Magitech Corporation overseeing research and production in several fields. He was severely injured in an accident years ago, resulting in the loss of both his right leg and his gentle nature. Jacob Mason is a popular reporter writing for The Chronicle, and during his free time shares his father?s affinity for Weaponsmithing. Nellie serves as an elite member of the Royal Police Guard, and is personally charged with the protection of [b]Dynast Princess Augustine Beauteous[/b].

It wasn?t until two decades later that Daedalus had a fourth child, Harrison, the most headstrong and rebellious of the bunch. He attends CHAOS Academy but has yet to choose a specific field of study.

Lady Patrice passed away decades ago, and only recently has Leonhart found a new love in [b]Lady Bavaria Deacon[/b]. Several years Leonhart?s junior, Lady Patrice is a cunning diplomat and serves as an Ambassador to nations of the [b]Old Globe[/b]. She is the daughter of [b]Agron Deacon[/b], who serves as [b]Dynast King Mideus Prosperous?[/b] personal advisor.

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[size=1][i]Lady Bavaria and her two siblings: Jack and Morphia[/i][/size][/center]
Agron Deacon has several children, each of whom have strong political aspirations. The sole exception to this is [b]Jonathan ?Jack? Deacon[/b], the infamous airship pirate and smuggler. Others have taken on more predictable roles in high society, with many more waiting in the wings. One such example is the Chimaera Jockey [b]Morphia Celios Markham[/b], Lady Bavaria?s half-sister. The young girl is eager to marry her way into even more power and priviledge, and sees the powerful Almagest clan as an excellent means to do so.

Others have intertwined themselves with the Almagests without marriage. [b]Dame Anna Grimalkin[/b] is Leonhart's closest friend and House Matron of [b]Rosengard[/b]. She lives on the compound with her son [b]Henry[/b], who is a popular Chimaera Jockey. Although the identity of Henry's father remains a mystery, many suspect that he is yet another member of the enormous Almagest family tree.[/left]

[right][size=4][font=garamond][b]V The Dynasty[/b][/font][/size][/right][left]
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[i][size=1]Dynast King Mideus Prosperous is the 21st ruler of the Dynasty bloodline.[/size][/i][/center]
The calendar of [b]Czenovia[/b] is counted by [B]Years of Dynasty[/B] (or YOD for short), the current year marking the 709th year under the rule of the mighty royal family known simply as the [b]Dynasty[/b]. The ancestors of that one family united Czenovia under one banner and enabled it to become the mighty nation it is today. The Dynasty built the city of [b]High Czenoble[/b] to the side of [b]Mount Grail[/b] ? seemingly an impossible task for the technology of the time ? and erected the [B]Mirror Palace[/B] to the center of the city as their haven.

The contemporary [b]Dynast King[/b], [B]Mideus Prosperous[/B], is the 21st ruler from the bloodline. The centuries before his time were filled with treachery, assassinations, secret romances and siblings fighting on who will be the next to rise to the [B]Crystalline Throne[/B], a sparkling siege made completely out of precious jewels mined deep within Mount Grail. The constitutional law of Czenovia states that the current ruler must choose an heir from among their offspring before their death, the position cannot be inherited any other way.

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[size=1][i]The three eligible heirs: Augustine Beauteous, Primas Generous, and Juvenus Courageous.[/i][/size][/center]
Mideus has produced seven children, three of which are still eligible heirs. The oldest of the three is [B]Primas Generous[/B], a master tactician and a cunning politician who has won the favor of many aristocrats of High Czenoble. Unfortunately for him, his father does not think so highly of him, due to an incident where Primas was suspected for ordering the death of his elder sister [B]Julienne[/B], the Dynast King?s favorite. Primas succeeded on placing the blame on his younger brother [B]Janus[/B], who was subsequently executed.

The second heir is [B]Augustine Beauteous[/B], who is deeply admired by the social circles for her grace and sense of style. But evil tongues tattle about her vanity and uptightness, and she is famous of changing her maids-of-honor like dresses. Augustine?s twin brother [B]Augustus[/B] was born disabled, and thus he has never been seen in public. Augustine was also responsible for revealing her younger sister [B]Florence[/B]?s relationship with a servant, resulting in the couple?s banishment from the whole country.

The last of the three potential heirs is [B]Juvenus Courageous[/B]. A playboy, Juvenus spends all of his time on the [b]Chimaera Circuit[/b] or in one of the city?s luxurious casinos, placing careless bets with his family?s treasures. He doesn?t care about the fame or the fortune of his royal lineage, but prefers to live his life to the fullest. It is joked that if he is chosen as the heir, the whole Czenovia will go bankrupt.

It is no wonder why the Dynast King hasn?t made his choice yet. Unfortunately old age has caught up with the proud man, and time is running out. Rumors from the Mirror Palace tell that Mideus Prosperous has been quite anxious about something lately, but whether it is because he has to deal with his unworthy children or something else, no one can say.[/left]

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[size=1][i]Blair Stark (above) and Donner Stark (below), married leaders of The Underdogs.[/i][/size]

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[right][size=4][font=garamond][b]VI The Underdogs[/b][/font][/size][/right]

Standing in defiance against [b]The Dynasty[/b] are various factions and groups within Czenovia. Some have taken this fight to the public, using politics to overturn outdated laws and ideas, while others make use of more deadly means to get their point across. One of the most secretive and powerful of these organizations are [b]The Underdogs[/b], who have fought against the tyranny of the Dynast government for nearly a decade.

The Underdogs strongly object to Czenovia?s class system, and use extreme force to underline this fact. While they were originally considered an urban legend, the power and influence of The Underdogs has spread throughout the entire nation. Even high-ranking members of [b]The Tribune[/b] are rumored to sympathize with the group, secretly conspiring to overturn the monarchy.

[b]King Mideus Prosperous[/b] has long been aware of the threat that The Underdogs pose to his rule. However, he has been reluctant to take any formal action, afraid that doing so would only draw more attention to the revolutionaries. In fact, even the symbol of the group, a howling wolf, has been forcibly removed from publications in order to keep the revolution a secret.

Mideus Prosperous has charged his son, [b]Primas Generous[/b] with the important task of weeding out conspirators. Few so far have been apprehended for their connections with The Underdogs. However, a number of leads have presented themselves in connection to the recent bombings in New Czenoble. Time will tell whether or not the investigation reveals anything, since many believe that the influence of The Underdogs extends to even the inner workings of the [b]Royal Police Guard[/b].

The only two people ever arrested for their connections to The Underdogs are its? rumored leaders, [b]Donner [/b] and [b]Blair Stark[/b]. Years ago they were arrested in connection to setting a small fire outside of the [b]Celcius Complex[/b], only to mysteriously escape custody hours later. While they are rarely mentioned in public forums, the two remain Czenovia?s most wanted criminals.

It is unknown where and if The Underdogs have created a base of operations. Some speculate that Donner and Blair Stark have taken up residence within [b]Brigit Town[/b], while others believe that they have fled to the sympathetic nation of [b]Anova[/b]. Regardless of where they are, Donner and Blair Stark continue to pose a threat to all of Czenovia and its? citizens.

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[b]Anova[/b] is a small country on the western coast of the [b]North Continent[/b]. It takes up a relatively modest area; the rest of the continent is occupied by its much larger neighbour, [b]Czenovia[/b].

The western province of Anova was first settled in 19 YOD ([b]Year of Dynast[/b]), exactly nineteen years after the famous Czenovian [b]Dynasty[/b] established power. Historical records from this period are sketchy, but it is known that the Anovans were ethnically and linguistically different from their eastern neighbours; Dynasty forces conquered and settled the territory with little resistance. As local villages and towns were ill-equipped to fight their larger and more powerful foe, they quickly succumbed to Czenovian rule.

Anova Province was ruled without incident for another two hundred years. In 220 YOD, Anovan workers stood up to local Dynasty authorities, protesting the fact that their high taxes mostly went directly to High Czenoble. The Royal Family and ruling classes were considered to be a cancer on society and finally, the entire province was plunged into a [b]Civil War[/b] (sometimes called "[b]The Purge of 220[/b]"). The war lasted until approximately 226, when the ruling Dynast King at the time struck an agreement with Anovan leaders: Czenovia would relinquish control of the province to its people, on the condition that it be given access to Anova's extensive silver deposits.

By 230 YOD, Anova elected its first Prime Minister, [b]Jacques Villette[/b]. In the same year, Czenovia established two large silver mines in the country's northern region and built an eastern airship corridor to transport the material back to New Czenoble for processing in its expansive factories. Both countries also built extensive fortifications along their mutual borders; many of these fortifications have since been removed, but ruins still remain to this day.

Anova's capitol city is called [b]Le Monde[/b]. It is the oldest city in Anova and, prior to Czenovian occupation, it was the largest village in the region. Its name means "The World"; when the city was founded, its residents believed that the globe did not extend beyond what is now known as [b]Mount Grail[/b]. Legends and myths spoke of horrible creatures in and around the eastern mountain, which no ancient Anovan dared to pass.

As mentioned, Anova is culturally different from Czenovia. While many citizens now speak the language of the [b]New Globe[/b], some still speak traditional Anovanique. As a result, many Anovans have strong accents and are easily identified when they enter Czenovia. Anova has a generally cooler climate than Czenovia and its buildings are often lower to the ground and designed with a different style.

Unlike its neighbour, Anova does not have serious class distinctions. Its population has a far better living standard per capita, but this is largely because Anova does not contain any industrial cities (like New Czenoble). And, while it does have small concentrations of wealth, Anova has a far smaller aristocracy than Czenovia.

Also, Anova produces far less products than Czenovia. It is known, however, for certain high-quality, hand-made goods (such as jewellery and products that incorporate Anovan Silver). [/left]

[right][size=4][font=garamond][b]Through the Looking Glass: Le Monde[/b][/font][/size][/right][left]
[b]Le Monde[/b] is Anova's capital. It sits near the center of the country, just beyond [b]Mount Grail[/b] (which lies just beyond the eastern border with Czenovia).

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[b]I: City of Le Monde[/b]

The inner city is bordered with short, ornate walls and large iron gates. It has multiple access points from all directions of the country ("all roads lead to Le Monde"). The center-south portion of the city contains [b]Town Square[/b], which is a popular meeting place for the public. It is also used for festivals and performances of all kinds. The south west corner is home to the [b]Royal Dynast Gardens[/b]; the old [b]Provincial Palace[/b] still stands, but is now home to the [b]Prime Minister[/b]. As you can see from the map, Le Monde contains many lush parks and gardens.

[b]II: Bourgade[/b]

Bourgade is almost a second city, although it is still considered to be part of the Le Monde region. It is the center of Anova's rich and powerful and inhabits its own island near the city center. The Achard family owns a large estate in Bourgade, called [b]Achard Hall[/b]. Bourgade houses a small [b]Aerodrome[/b], which is only used by the local residents.

[b]III: Aerodrome[/b]

Le Monde has only one large public Aerodrome to the north west; it is the largest Aerodrome in Anova. It is kept away from the city so as to avoid too much noise or pollution in the skies directly above. Roads lead around nearby hills into the city or, alternatively, airship patrons can catch a steam ferry to the [b]Western Wharf[/b]. While some Anovans travel regularly to Czenovia via airship, many citizens prefer to fly to other continents.

[b]IV: Fort Blanc[/b]

Fort Blanc (also known as "The White Fort") was built after the [b]Civil War[/b]. It occupies a strategic position on the [b]Levant River[/b]; Anovans chose this position so that enemy ships travelling down the country's main waterway could be intercepted if an invasion occurred. Today, Fort Blanc is the home of the [b]Special Security Force[/b] (SSF), Anova's national military and policing organization.

[b]V: Levant River[/b]

The Levant River begins at Mount Grail and runs west, then north west through Anova. It ends in the far north western corner, at [b]Cobalt Bay[/b]. Many small towns and villages exist along the banks of the river; it is the lifeblood for many communities, who rely on it for fishing, transport and recreation. It is often affectionately referred to by locals as "Heaven's Path", because it led early explorers to massive silver deposits in the north.
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[right][size=4][font=garamond][b]VIII CHAOS[/b][/font][/size][/right]
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[i][size=1]CHAOS Academy stands as Czenovia's premier educational institution.[/size][/i][/center]
[b]The Czenoble High Academy of Sciences'[/b] (CHAOS) origins can be traced back to well over a century ago when [b]Celcius Almagest[/b] started the quest to discover the secrets of [b]Magitechnology[/b]. In the effort to further this technology the[b] Crystalline Throne[/b] ordered the construction of the Academy in order to facilitate the education of it?s more privileged citizens in the alchemical arts of [b]Weaponsmithing, Potionism, Transports, Gadgetry[/b] and [b]Chimaera Creation[/b] to better serve [b]The Dynasty[/b]. Only students documented to have a standard proficiency in [b]alchemy[/b] are chosen for these advanced courses, but many ?normal? students are enrolled in classes as well.

With the capacity to teach as many as 1,000 students at a time it has a long tradition of literally enriching thousands of bright children. Built of the finest materials with specially imported sandstone and wood and a roof made of metal shingles, a product of magitechnology, the school consists of two main floors a basement and an attic, as well as ballrooms, a study hall, gymnasium, extensive library and assembly halls.

Like many historical buildings in [b]High Czenoble[/b], CHAOS rests above an elaborate series of tunnels and passageways. Student use of the tunnels is strictly forbidden, although many CHAOS alumni have been known to break this rule on occasion.

It?s first Head Master, [b]Franklin S. Harris[/b], was a talented [b]Alchemist[/b] under the tutelage of none other than Celcius Almagest and worked diligently to raise the school to the highest levels of excellence in teaching. It was a tradition that was continued through the years as each Head Master was chosen based on their knowledge and understanding of the various courses taught at the Academy as well as first hand experience in one of the fields or in teaching.

It?s newest Head Master [b]Lector Moebius[/b], though a renowned historian, is the first person in it's long and distinguished history who is not a teacher or experienced in one of the many sciences there to ever hold the position of Head Master.



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This thread is for all comments, questions and feedback related to the upcoming [I]The Almagest Legacy[/I]-RPG. The auditions will go up soon, and this thread will get updated as the game progresses. Before that, we hope to gather some interest towards the world of the game here.[/FONT]
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[COLOR="77656"]Raiha, you can fucking swear as fucking much as you can fucking wave a fuck-stick at, there are no rating.

But, I really like this idea sandy, I'm going to jpoint up, but I feel like this has been up on the boards before? Odd vibes I'm getting right now.

But it looks fucking awesome.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR="Indigo"][quote name='Gunslinger'][COLOR="77656"]Raiha, you can fucking swear as fucking much as you can fucking wave a fuck-stick at, there are no rating.

But, I really like this idea sandy, I'm going to jpoint up, but I feel like this has been up on the boards before? Odd vibes I'm getting right now.

But it looks fucking awesome.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]You're so clueless Gunslinger. It's painful to watch.

I'd be curious to know that as well, though I'm sure the both of you already know I have no issues with mature content. :p Still, since I understand Beth and Rach plan on signing up playing as a couple, I would have to consider signing up just so I could poke fun at those two. Heh.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR="77656"]Clueless about what Rach? I'd really love to know. :p Sorry about my horrid spelling on the other post. I just downloaded Firefox and it takes a while to get used to that's all.

What really got e about this RPG is that it's steampunk. My favorite genre of story. Plus, after watching FMA after a while, the alchemy part seems to draw me in. >_> I've vowed to actually join the RPGs I sign-up for so I'm definitely joining in on the festivities.[/COLOR]
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I really can't define a rating at this point, I need to talk about it with my partner-in-game Shy and see how the sign-ups turn out. But on my behalf there can be swearing, yes.

Just remember that part of Steampunk is maintaining Victorian manners and sophistication (we're playing a family of aristocrats, on top of that), so it should be more like "cor blimey!" than "fucking anal slut!". ;P

[B]Crystia[/B]: yes, I got Rach and Beth hooked up on this already, so [I]of course[/I] you have to join as well! ;D
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[size=1]One thing I would like to mention about the RPG is how posting will work.

A lot of RPGs are using a Chapter System these days, in the sense that the Game Creator tells the players exactly what needs to be accomplished within their posts. That won't be happening here.

We're using something called [b]The Landmark System[/b], which is a variation of something used in Hybrid Vigor (among other places.) The idea is that the story will be going on regardless of your player's actions, and that certain events, objects and discoveries will push the story forward with or without your involvement. After all, Czenovia is a big place.

For example: Rather than telling Sandy that his character needs to track down the kidnappers, I might post up a 'Wanted' poster (a "Landmark") in the main thread featuring some of the most likely suspects, a brief description, and their last known whereabouts. Now Sandy's character (or anyone interested in solving the kidnappings) has an idea of how to start their search, although the finer details are totally up to them.

Other examples of "Landmarks" might be newspaper clippings, puzzles, or even songs. These will cover a wide cross-section of plots and sub-plots both directly and indirectly, so it should help give the sense that Czenovia really is bigger than the players who inhabit it.

Aside from trying not to contradict anything Sandy or I put into the RPG, players have complete freedom to do whatever they want. But I do hope the story will be compelling enough to keep at least a few characters focused on the main plot.

-Shy[/size]
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[COLOR="Indigo"][quote name='Gunslinger;796990][COLOR="77656"]Clueless about what Rach? [/COLOR][/QUOTE]Well there's my name for starters... :p Crystia, not Rach. But I was referring to you advising someone that there is no ratings and that they can swear when it's actually up to the creator of the rpg as to whether or not one can swear. The ratings may not be visibly tagged, but they still exist. So no free license to simply swear all you want. Why else would Neuvoxraiha even bother to ask? lol[QUOTE=Sandy']I really can't define a rating at this point, I need to talk about it with my partner-in-game Shy and see how the sign-ups turn out. But on my behalf there can be swearing, yes.

Just remember that part of Steampunk is maintaining Victorian manners and sophistication (we're playing a family of aristocrats, on top of that), so it should be more like "cor blimey!" than "fucking anal slut!". ;P

[B]Crystia[/B]: yes, I got Rach and Beth hooked up on this already, so [I]of course[/I] you have to join as well! ;D[/QUOTE]Personally, after Ragnarok, I'm a little burned out on mature content so even if allowed I probably won't use that much. And tasteless swearing just for the sake of swearing doesn't interest me either. But then you and certain others know how to use it to tell a story so I'm not really that worried over it either.

Anyway, I'm more interested in finishing up the Ragnarok first so there's no overlapping or if there is, it's not much. But this would be a nice place to move to once that one wraps up. [/COLOR]
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[quote name='indifference'][COLOR="Indigo"] I understand Beth and Rach plan on signing up playing as a couple[/COLOR][/QUOTE]Now that sounds cute. :catgirl: And fun at the same time. But before I would even dream of considering something else I would want some idea as to what to expect rating wise. After all I do like knowing what I'm getting into and would hate to have to leave like I did with the FQFG.

Also, gunslinger, for heavens sake, go and smack yourself upside the head and wash your mouth out with soap! Or at the very least leave out the swearing until you figure out when it's even appropriate to use it.
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[COLOR="77656"]Oh, sorry about the name change I gave you Inidff. I asn't paying attention. [spoiler]But how in the hell can I forget someone's name after knowing them for a few months?[/spoiler]

Sorry, A_M. Damn it, now I feel like a complete asshole. But I agree, Rath or Bech, whatever fusion of names you feel like saying, sounds like a great team-up. And yes, I've been watching to much news and decided to mix Rach with Beth (Rath), and Beth and Rach. (Bech)[/COLOR]
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[quote name='Aaryanna_Mom']Now that sounds cute. :catgirl: And fun at the same time. But before I would even dream of considering something else I would want some idea as to what to expect rating wise. After all I do like knowing what I'm getting into and would hate to have to leave like I did with the FQFG.[/QUOTE][size=1]While Sandy and I haven't discussed the rating per se, I'd like this RPG to remain firmly within the [PG-LV] range. Especially violent, or objectionable posts won't be welcome here, and no doubt we'll be keeping that in mind when choosing the players.

Remember that we are keeping to the Victorian setting. Proper ladies and gentlemen simply don't do those sort of things.

-Shy[/size]
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Remember that we are keeping to the Victorian setting. Proper ladies and gentlemen simple don't do those sort of things.

-Shy[/size][/QUOTE]

[COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"]Not in public anyway...

Thank you Indifference for schooling Gunslinger for me. That's what I get for going off to do homework and laundry for a day. But seriously folks. I'm still curious, as I don't see my question being answered. What's the limit to alchemic abilities?[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR="77656"]Probably nothing like the Philosaper Stone for the alchemy bit, but now that you mention it, I'm wondering too. I don't remember much of the Victorian era, besides what I learned form art class in 5th & 6th grade. >_> I'll just wiki it.

EDIT: This is a revoloutionary new RP, so what are the other features besides the Landmark System? Is there like some kind of Character Creation and stuff like that? Or is it through the story?[/COLOR]
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[quote name='Neuvoxraiha'][COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"]What's the limit to alchemic abilities?[/FONT][/COLOR][/QUOTE][size=1]The rules of alchemy will be only loosely defined for purposes of the game, since the alchemy itself will be secondary to character interaction and the stories being told. In this game it's basically a hodgepodge of sorcery and various fields of science. Most alchemists use their gifts for medicine, science and art, but there are probably a few combat alchemists in this world as well.

More information about alchemy will become available when portions of The Chronicle are released. It's likely the character sign-up may ask what your character's alchemical speciality is (if they have one at all,) so start thinking about that. We'll be looking for creative uses for Magitechnology, and not just people who know how to make GunSwords.[/size][quote name='Gunslinger'][COLOR="77656"]EDIT: This is a revoloutionary new RP, so what are the other features besides the Landmark System? Is there like some kind of Character Creation and stuff like that? Or is it through the story?[/COLOR][/QUOTE][size=1]Another interesting aspect of The Almagest Legacy is that every character is a member of the same family. Not everyone will be related by blood, mind you, but all characters will have some relation to one another. We feel this will get a lot of the boring character introductions out of the way.

Beyond that, wait and see.

-Shy[/size]
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Shy answered to your question, D'Ann, but I just want to add that you shouldn't expect to be able to just clap your hands to do miracles and call that achemy, a la Fullmetal Alchemist.

In this game alchemy really is a science, for which you may have an inherited potency, but which you still need to study long and hard. That's why none of the commoners are alchemists, really (since they don't get to go to science schools).

But you don't need to worry about that, since you're not going to play as a commoner. ;D

Like Shy said, more will be revealed when we get the Chronicles-section up.
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[font=franklin gothic medium]It's sounding interesting as you describe it beyond the initial post.

I'm definitely interested. The visual concept reminds me of something like Final Fantasy IX (or possibly XII). Very cool.

I'm not sure if I like the idea of all the characters being related (this might make things difficult under some circumstances), but I do like the idea that most characters will be part of a broad lineage.

I'll start thinking of characters and see how it goes.

Edit: And I just wanted to mention that I love the Steampunk concept and the Alchemy. Very cool. And I'm glad someone is going with a Landmark System! It'll be good to finally see this implemented, since HV never got started.[/font]
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[size=1]Just registering my interest now.

I've never really seen or taken part in anything Steampunk before so this is pretty new to me and I think I like it already. I have a feeling that has something to do with the writing you guys have done on it.[/size]
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[SIZE="1"]This is a fascinating little RPG Josh and Sandy, and I am certainly interested in further participation when everything is ready. I have to say though what intrigues me the most is this new "landmark system", and I can't wait to see how it's going to affect the way the writing of the RPG. Well, that and it's Steampunk, and after Rise of Legends, I'm just a steampunk geek.[/SIZE]
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Chronicles I and II are now up! Read them from the first page to learn more about the life in Czenovia and the art of Magitechnology.

Any questions that rise from the articles, considering your characters in this game for example, can be asked here.
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[font=franklin gothic medium]This looks awesome, Sandy. I've read through it already and it really fleshes the universe out quite a bit.

I only have two questions at this stage.

First, what is the currency in the game? (It may seem trivial, but I'm curious lol).

And second, will you at some point post a general world map? It wouldn't have to be very detailed, but it could just show the general locations of cities and continents.

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[quote name='James'][font=franklin gothic medium]This looks awesome, Sandy. I've read through it already and it really fleshes the universe out quite a bit.

I only have two questions at this stage.

First, what is the currency in the game? (It may seem trivial, but I'm curious lol).

And second, will you at some point post a general world map? It wouldn't have to be very detailed, but it could just show the general locations of cities and continents.

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We have to discuss about the currency with Shy, but I can answer the question about the world map straight away: there most probably won't be one, since the game takes place within the twin cities of Czenoble, and I'd hate to limit the freedom of the players to invent and name other cities and countries themselves.

One thing is for sure: this world is purely fictional, only taking impressions from the Victorian era of our world. So Czenovia isn't just a made-up kingdom on Earth, it's part of another planet entirely.

There won't likely be any other intelligent races besides humans, though, so don't try to mix in any elves or dwarves or anything like that. ;P

But thanks for the questions, Jamesy! More Chronicles will be added in the near future, so keep an eye for them.

Oh, and I don't want to take all the credit for the Chronicles, since it was Shy who worked the majority of the text and the images and coding into what is seen in the first page from our mutual planning. Most of the names and locations come from me, but Shy's been awesome in bringing them to a much deeper level. ;D
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[size=1][color=navy]Just dropping a line to say that this concept looks very intriguing and I'll definitely keep watching for more details. At the moment I feel that this will be an awesome project to sign up to, especially since after tomorrow I'll be good with uni for a few months and I'll have time to spare. I think it'll really be something different for me to get into and it looks great.[/color][/size]
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[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1]This looks really interesting, and I'm looking forward to it going up for Auditions. I think you'll definitely be seeing an audition from me.[/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1]Just a couple of questions: you say that everyone will be part of the same family, but they won't all be related by blood - is that just a marrying-in thing, or is there something else to it?[/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1]Secondly, is there some kind of hierarchy in Czenoble? As in, does it work down from a King or Queen, or Prime Minister or whatever, through the aristocrats, or is it more like a Senate kind of deal?[/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1]Other than those, I don't think I have any more questions for you - this seems like a really well-thought out idea. Congratulations![/SIZE][/FONT]
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[quote name='Blayze'][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1]Just a couple of questions: you say that everyone will be part of the same family, but they won't all be related by blood - is that just a marrying-in thing, or is there something else to it?[/SIZE][/FONT][/quote][size=1]While we would prefer that most of the characters be blood relatives, it isn't neccessary. Also keep in mind that this game will be focusing on at least three very different generations of Almagests, so it's entirely possible that a lot of the distant cousins or whatnot have never met before.

You'll find some leeway on what actually makes someone a member of the Almagest family. There are characters who are connected by blood to the Almagests and simply don't know it yet. There might also be close family friends who aren't connected by blood, but are still considered to be an Almagest.

The family tree will be posted after the Audition proccess is complete, but you will be able to find some more information the key members of the Almagest clan soon.[/size]
[quote name='Blayze][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1]Secondly, is there some kind of hierarchy in Czenoble? As in, does it work down from a King or Queen, or Prime Minister or whatever, through the aristocrats, or is it more like a Senate kind of deal?[/SIZE'][/FONT][/quote][size=1]Right now I can say that due to the class structure in Czenovia not all citizens have the same political rights. While there are legislative bodies in Czenovia elected by the general public, the most important decisions are made by the Dynast King and his advisors.

The next Chronicle will probably be about The Almagest Family (following Auditions) but after that we'll be diving right into some of the political and economic factors that run Czenovia.

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