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    Celesarn
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    Political Surroundings in Holocaust

    Post  Celesarn on Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:43 am

    Japhir is a country full of political turmoil and internal strife. Here, I will detail the main governments, associations, and organizations which are presently in power in this country. I will only post knowledge which meets at least one if the following criteria; all of the characters know it, and it is common knowledge; it is easily accessible and requires so low a Gather Information Check that it's negligible (note that this doesn't mean that your character is actually aware of it); I don't feel like role-playing it when NPCs tells you all about it.

    Celesarn
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    Re: Political Surroundings in Holocaust

    Post  Celesarn on Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:20 pm

    12 years ago, a new president, Sergei Benefield Sarlock III, was elected to lead the nation of GreyHawk. This nation contains most of the land in the country of Japhir, from the south-eastern plains west to the sea and the Bay of Deltas, and all the land on the southern border between. The jurisdiction extends to the North up to the edges of the Wooded Country, West to the mountains, and East up to the dessert, where the orcs reside. President Benefield appointed Lord Mohivar Tyroff as his Commander-in-Cheif, and Anton Verischelli as his vice-president. When Verischelli, along with his wife, was murdered four years later, President Benefield appointed the Head of Senate Arcturus Panders to be his successor. Weeks later, he died of an unknown malady, and his adopted son, Tolivar Madgaffi, bravely took up the position. He is Vice-President today.

    Over the last four years, there has been an increased feeling throughout GreyHawk of racial supremacy among the Humans. Apparently endorsed by Benefield, movements and bills began to be passed limiting some of the rights of non-human races, particularly the Halflings living in Human cities, and especially the Half-Orcs. Rumors of violence began to spread in the slums, of half-orcs and others of monstrous decent being "civily removed" from their dwellings by members of the militia. Then, two and a half years ago, a bill was almost unanimously passed in Senate declaring Halflings servants of the human race. Halflings were captured and rounded up for enslavement.

    The same day that this bill was passed, Lord Tyroff sent out a silent decree to his army to capture all of orcish or monstrous descent in the capital city of GreyHawk (also named GreyHawk) for execution. Armored men ran throught the streets, pulling half-orcs out of their homes and attacking unarmed civilians. Any who resisted were executed in the street. The next morning awoke to piles of dead bodies several feet high and the stench of bloodshed throughout the lower-class sectors of the city.

    This sudden genocide sent a great shock through the Elven communities of Japhir, particularly those within Benefield's jurisdiction. Taking the hint from the humans before it was too late, the Elves living in Human cities quickly evacuated, as well as any half-elves who could get away. Eight months after the massacre, Lord Tyroff led a campaign to remove all Elves forcibly from the city, and to capture all remaining half-elves for execution. Just as the monstrous humanoids before them, Half-elves fell to the sword, but Lord Tyroff had already scared off the majority of the elven kind, and bloodshed was relatively small.

    The Council of the High-Elven Templari met and made some rapid decisions. First, all of the humans in Elven woods were immediately imprisoned for further negotiations. Even while the council was still in session, a group of humans led a rebellion and attempted to escape from their prison. When they attacked Elven gaurds, the Elves shot into the prison, killing most of the prisoners. Lord Tyroff took this political opportunity to declare war on the High-Elven Templari.

    Now at war with most of the Human population of the country of Japhir, and having been weakened by a relatively recent 600-year civil war with the Dark Templari, the Council decided tht extreme measures had to be taken. On a vote of four pedigrees to three, the High-Elven society voted to ban all other races from their lands until the end of the war. Three pedigrees, however, were outraged at the inclusion of the helpless half-elf population in this isolation. The High Templar would not budge on the Matter, however, so the three pedigrees chose to temporarily abandon their Elven brethren and provide refuge for the half-elves, monstrous humanoids, halflings, gnomes, and anti-Tyroff humans, and to fight in their defense. They formed the Alliance of Amasthare, headed by the matriarch of the Namarie pedigree, and swore to defend their brothers of separate race until the "Japhiran Extermination Order" was terminated.

    Those of exterminated races who survived, being several half-elves, many halflings, and a sadly small number of monstrous humanoids and half-orcs, formed the Union of Confederate Free Races, known short-hand as the Confederacy, allied with the Union of Amasthare. President Benefield and Lord Tyroff now find themselves at war with the Union, the Confederacy, and the Templari, as well as any allies which the Confederacy can muster up among the Dwarves, Men, and Gnomes of surrounding country. The Confederacy was officially formed, with a working, militaristic government on October the 8th of last year. It is May the 23rd as the campaign commences, and you are either working for or soon to be at the mercy of the Confederacy.

    Further posts on this forum will reflect additional intelligence gained on other organizations, people, or events of note throughout the campaign. And so we begin.

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