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on: March 19, 2020, 08:34:47 AM
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With the Butchers decimated and in shambles, the people panicky and anxious, and small protests and riots breaking out nearly every day, Ticker Square has increasingly been forced to rely upon the dozens upon dozens of mercenary companies that call the settlement home for protection. These mercenary companies, as varied in morals and scruples as they are in colors, partake in a series of complex contracts with various businesses and establishments in Ticker Square, which results in various territories coming under their influence and control. Almost overnight, the ward has seen its defenders transformed from a civilian guard-force to a heavily divided military-industrial apparatus. This state of affairs commenters have taken to calling the Blade Boom, and the forges have never been busier.

The unspoken truth just barely grazing the lips of these mercenary companies is that in the end there can only be one to "protect" Ticker Square. So they sharpen their knives, and prepare for the battles and negotiations to come. Some partake in the Great Ring Race in hopes of earning a place among the Guildmasters, while others plot instead the downfall of their rivals... making dark bargains with old and new foes alike.

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on: March 21, 2020, 01:52:06 PM
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There was destiny, first. Then there was courage. Then came the dark. And now there is Nothing.


Prince Trystan Moonspear crossed ninety-nine rings in the hope to find worthy men, worthy subjects, to fill his new kingdom, but after his Pyrrhic victory upon the invading forces of the Sibilant Empire he decided that the courage of all within the inner rings was not enough. Danebluff, Wakefield, Silver - such names to forever live on in infamy as the titles of cowards, living testimonies of the decay of the kingdom. The Prince rallied what remained of his Silver March and went on to finally break down the broken gate of the one-hundredth ring, only to uncover the stark truth that there was but the precipice of the abyss: beyond the gate there was roiling black and fading world - a shadowy principality of the feared Nothing and somewhere amidst the fade an empty throne void of a ruler, with subjects, beautiful in all their lacking,  desperate for a worthy man to take it. Who could deny such a plea for help? And so the promised king became the Prince in Shadow, demanding those that came to attend his coronation to kneel and those that didn't were made to, one way or the other. Now  prince Trystan sits atop his lightless seat, playing with a dark crown in his hands.. longing for the other.




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