NationStates Jolt Archive

City-States: Mediterranea (Rules/OOC/Sign-Up)

17-12-2005, 07:39
Okay, well, City-States: Mediterranea is going to be a geopolitical role-playing campaign within NationStates, much like the very many Earths out there, most notably Earth II. This Earth-ish RP will be more like the Medieval Earths and the Ancient Earths around. I’ve decided not to name this one an Earth, partially because the title is so common, and partly because this does not center around the entire Earth, but the Italian region, during the time of Italian city-states of the Renaissance. While moderate realism would be nice, this is an alternative history campaign, therefore complete realism is not always necessary. However, the types of governments and rulers of each city-state must be realistic(i.e. Rome, the Pope; Venice, the Doge), and players should research their chosen city-state, for a more realistic feeling.

To begin with, each player may only claim one (1) single city. They may choose any unclaimed city unless otherwise specified by myself or any other moderators. As the game progresses, players may send their armies out to invade other cities, player-controlled or otherwise. They may also gift other budding empires with their cities, or send out men to settle in uncolonized areas.

Claimable City-States:
- Turin
- Milan
- Venice [Taken]
- Ferrara
- Genoa [Taken]
- Bologna [Taken]
- Florence [Taken]
- Rome [Taken]
- Naples [Taken]

National Threads:

The game will begin in the year 1480, heading into the time of the Italian Renaissance. In the game, one year will be a single RL week long, as in seven RL days. Spring will be two days long, Summer will be three, autumn will be two, and winter will be one.

and of course, the standard rules apply…

1. No power-playing (controlling other players’ cities, characters, etc.)
2. No god-moding/god-modding (making yourself invincible in-game)
3. Mods and Admins have the final word (the Admin/Co-Admin can overrule the mods, and of course the Admin can also overrule the Co-Admin)
4. You are permitted two in-game years (2 IRL weeks) of absence, after which time you will be deleted from the game and your city-state will become open once more.
5. You are permitted 4 IRL weeks (in-game years) of absence, with good reason.
6. No double accounts


Current Time: Spring, 1480

Current City-States:
Citystate/Username/Color [color to come on new map]
Rome/Trilateral Comission/

Current RP’s:

Moderation Staff:
Admin: Atruria
Co-Admin: Zanzik
Realism Moderator: Open
War Moderator: Palixia
17-12-2005, 07:59
Well then, I'll start off I guess, by claiming Naples!;)
Trilateral Commission
17-12-2005, 08:08
I claim Rome.
17-12-2005, 08:12
making you the Pope:D! Cool, first member!
17-12-2005, 09:41
17-12-2005, 10:24
17-12-2005, 13:34
Shameless wealth and matchless naval power have always appealed to me.

I will claim the Republic of Venetia (Venice); as the Venetian flag ( displayed a golden lion on a red field, I will use red as my color. Thus...

Arab Democratic States
17-12-2005, 13:51
If it was a mediterranean scenarion, then were did all the rest of the mediterranean states go????, South Mediterranean, North East and west???
17-12-2005, 13:59
I would like to claim Constantinople, and thus the Ottoman Empire. Color: orange
17-12-2005, 15:06
17-12-2005, 15:09
Allemande/Venice is accepted
17-12-2005, 15:10
I guess I'll expand the map and the area...
17-12-2005, 15:17
Thrashia, sorry, but despite the name, this is gonna be mainly Italy-based. This may change as the rp evolves and grows, but that's the way it'll stay for now.
18-12-2005, 02:32
18-12-2005, 02:54
I guess I shall claim The Republic of Genoa.
18-12-2005, 03:01
OoC: I would like to apply for the position of Co-Admin, or if that is not acceptable, for War Moderator.
18-12-2005, 03:15
I would like to be Florence, please!
18-12-2005, 03:16
Zanzik, sure; Amoriah, you're now Florence
18-12-2005, 03:20
[OoC: I'll get to recruiting soon, also, if I created an offsite forum, would we be interested in using it?]
18-12-2005, 03:24
Well, i think that it might be easier and we'd avoid the clutter of the NS forums, but people might be less likely to log on and actually take the time visit to offsite forums, but let's wait to hear what some of the other members have to say first.
18-12-2005, 03:28
I'll claim Bologna... hells yeah, I got something you make samdwiches with!
18-12-2005, 03:29
OCC: So long as this post is constantly updated by a member, I see no problems with reverting to an off-site forum.
18-12-2005, 03:36
Well, assuming, Zanzik, that you are in support of your idea, thereare two yesses.
18-12-2005, 03:38
I'll claim Bologna... hells yeah, I got something you make samdwiches with!

Haha lol...;)
18-12-2005, 03:54
...can I be War-Mod?!!?

Please, I'll give you chocolate, and gummi-worms!
18-12-2005, 03:58
okay, but i neeed lotsandlotsa gummi worms
Trilateral Commission
18-12-2005, 04:44
The Papal States would like to sign 5-year non-aggression pacts with all of its Italian neighbors - Turin, Milan, Venice, Ferrara, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, and last but not least Naples.
18-12-2005, 04:54
I think, untill we come up with a decision of the offsite forum at least, we should have a central international incidents thread for posts such as the one above...
18-12-2005, 05:18
[OoC: Like I said before, I have no problem making the forum, I just need the go ahead.]
18-12-2005, 07:21
Hmm... Lets go for it, if it doesn't work we can always revert back to the NS forums
18-12-2005, 07:34
I'm for an off-site forum, unless we can manage an organized system of marking each thread related to CSM.

BTW, the International Incidens thread for CSM is located at RP has started, sort of...
18-12-2005, 07:39
Trilateral Commission
18-12-2005, 17:53
I forgot to mention it originally, but Rome's map color will be white.
18-12-2005, 18:08
okay, tomorrow or the next day, i'll be creating a map.
18-12-2005, 21:29
I am now working on a forum. Link to be up soon.
18-12-2005, 22:17
It's up! ( Still a work in progress, suggestions are welcome and I'm looking for a skin.
19-12-2005, 03:26
awesome! ill work on the map now...
19-12-2005, 05:09
OOC: My apologies for the cursory nature of my first post; this close to Christmas, I’ve got a ton of things to do that take precedence over researching life in late 15th Century Venice. So have patience while I (slowly) work up to my usual level of historical RP.

The concept of a “non-aggression” pact is a fairly recent one; AFAIK, no such pact was ever penned before the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939. Prior to that, the closest things to such instruments were various “declarations of friendship” between would-be rivals.

It’s not hard to see why “non-aggression” pacts would have been unnatural to the denizens of a gentler era (or, for that matter, why they still make very little sense): if you swear not to attack me for five years, my natural inclination is to ask you, “So what happens in the sixth?” And there you have it: we sharpen our knives for five years, and then hurl ourselves at each other when our “pact” expires.

This, in fact, was implicit in the Nazi-Soviet Pact itself: two enemies were agreeing to delay their inevitable war for a while so that they could each fall upon other prey. When I see two nations agree to a “non-aggression” pact, I know that the both of them are wolves.

In the 15th Century, of course, leaders were every bit as vicious as they are today. The difference is that they didn’t have our cynicism: they didn’t openly reveal themselves to be power-mad killers. Instead, as “Christian” men, they assumed the appearance of men of peace, and would have taken it as an insult that someone would expect them to declare that they wouldn’t kill their neighbours.

Therefore, the appropriate manoeuvre is to remind all your neighbours of your Christian vows of peace, and let it go at that.
19-12-2005, 05:11
d'ya know? That's a good point, a very very good point.
Trilateral Commission
20-12-2005, 10:12

Good point, I did not think about that!
21-12-2005, 02:40
[OoC: Bump.]
22-12-2005, 04:13
[OoC: Bump.]
22-12-2005, 05:23