The Kingdom of Versaillia is one of the great powers of the Old World, a realm of both wealth and military might. For decades, the Kingdom has been at war with the Avalon Empire, their neighbor and seemingly eternal rival. Battles were fought across both Versaillia and Avalon, and as far away as their distant colonies in the New World.
Now, after a decisive Versaillian victory in the battle of Alais, a treaty has been signed to bring an end to the long conflict. People across both lands rejoice at an end to the bloodshed. King Larvane XI, the beloved and respected ruler of Versaillia, has decreed that a grand feast will be held to celebrate the war’s end.
Invitations to the feast have been sent out to noteworthy figures across the realm. The invitations request that the recipients make their way to the Palace of Mirrors in the capital of Luetia at their earliest convenience. When a royal missive requests something ‘at your earliest convenience’, that generally means one should drop whatever they are doing and get there as soon as possible.
Peace is a wonderful thing indeed, but it also opens up new opportunities. Will the feast be the simple celebration it appears to be? Or is it a golden opportunity for schemers and plotters to grab at power in the heart of the Kingdom?
Already, dark rumors swirl, threatening to sully the mood of good cheer. The people talk of disgruntled peasants threatening to revolt, protesting the high taxes brought by the war. Others claim that the victory was only secured by dark magical powers. Things often are not as they appear in the Palace of Mirrors.
This game is a bit of an experiment. The player characters will all rarely be working towards the same goals. This is a game of Machiavellian intrigue and plotting. You are strongly encouraged to let your subplot drive your character’s actions. Plotting with your fellow players is certainly encouraged, but plotting against them is also encouraged. There will likely be some PvP aspects to this story.
Versaillia, while oppressive in many regards, practices absolute primogeniture. The sexes are essentially equal. Please feel free to play a character of any gender in any role.
This is a low fantasy setting. Magic and fantastic creatures exist, but are exceedingly rare. Most people are uncertain about what is real and what is mere legend when it comes to the supernatural. Versaillia is loosely inspired by pre-revolutionary France, so assume a late 18th century level of technology.
I will likely take 7-10 players depending on levels of interest and the sorts of applications I get. Feel free to create your own nature, strength, weakness, and subplot cards in addition to those provided. Please include an avatar image with your application.
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Scenes played: 5
License: Community License