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For three long years the Duchy of Garwek has been beset by the ravages of war. In the north the fields lie empty, the populace killed by battle or plague, or fled to the rapidly overcrowding cities. The depredations of Gutar Kaarl seem to know no bounds, at least if the wild stories circulating among the refugees are to be believed. The city of Koldansk has thus far escaped the worst of the fighting, but after inflicting a crushing defeat on Duke Androlf, Prince Kaarl’s army now sweeps towards it. Strategically straddling Garwek’s major river, and placed at the foothills of the southern mountains, Androlf’s political heartland, Kaarl knows he must take Koldansk to be able to advance into the interior. With Androlf’s army shattered, and his ally Duke Malheim trapped by winter snows in the mountains, Koldansk prepares itself for siege.
In this storium, players will take the roles of people within the walls of the beleaguered city of Koldansk. There are a plethora of possibilities, from refugees, war-profiteering merchants and mercenaries, to city elders, honourable soldiers, and noble lords and ladies- or perhaps even enemy spies! I hope that players will get creative with their roles, and that we get an interesting mix.
The tone of this Storium will likely be quite dark given the subject matter. Swearing, blood, gore are all acceptable. Sex and other NSFW content will probably be treated with a fade-to-black system, unless the players would prefer otherwise. Since the story is set in a city under siege, issues like starvation, disease and wartime death will all be issues I hope to explore, as well as the traumas of war attendant with such times of strife.
The setting and the story will be highly collaborative, with players encouraged to contribute ideas to make the city of Koldansk, its peoples and cultures and the war (everything really) more fleshed out, dynamic and generally detailed! There is no conclusion planned, so it’ll be the role of the players to drive the story forward as they explore their subplots within the setting. With that said, I do intend to introduce some plot points if they are needed, or to shake things up once in a while. Players are invited to make up their own natures, strengths and weaknesses, and required to make up their own subplots (unless you want to use the default one supplied)! If possible keep the medieval manuscript aesthetic for natures/strengths/weaknesses- though this isn’t required if you can’t/don’t want too.
The setting is an extremely vague low-fantasy (think Game of Thrones) at the moment, though this will hopefully change with player involvement and discussion. Non-human races are welcome, my only request is that we steer clear of the typical high fantasy tripartite of elves, dwarves and men. I’ve set up a forum page where we can discuss the setting before we get stuck in, and while we wait for people to (hopefully) sign up here: https://storium.com/forums#/category/lfp/thread/w9bx8s
I’m not a particularly experienced narrator, but I think this might be really fun! If it sounds at all interesting to you, then consider signing up!
Hosted and narrated by:
Gus Ryer (AugustusR)
Scenes played: 7
License: Community License