The Azurite Republic had been the voice of reason, intelligence and civilization for eight hundred years, until it became The Empire. Led by the Azure Emperor, Alicia/Leon Augustus, a former barbarian of one of the northern provinces, the Empire had grown to swallow the world whole with contemptous ease. Alicia/Leon Augustus is a brutal dictator. The High Council, which has replaced the abolished Senate with various Lords over the vast regions of Aeoulia, holds all the power of the Empire, and most of it's vast wealth is in the Imperial coffers. Will the Empire remain at peace with power hungry Warlords squabbling with eachother over their unwilling subjects, land, and wealth? Positions
Emperor/Empress Leon Augustus/Alicia Augustus
High Lord (On The Council)
Lord (A significant Lord, but not on the Council)
Petty Lord (Maybe a Lord of a wealthy or significant city or small province, but not a powerful Lord)
As GM, I
play the part Leon's personal Concubine. Yes, Leon must
be Gay or Bisexual if the Emperor's player wants to role play as a male. Also, I am now accepting a female Emperor (An Emperess) instead, if a player wants to be a female. However, while the Emperor/Empress enjoys very powerful political and personal benefit in the beginning of the game, he's really not advantaged over other players OOC. Leon is immortal, but dead player characters are merely replaced by another character to continue their regimes.
Concubines and I, the High Concubine use sex in order to gain Land Holdings. They have the exact same powers and privileges as the High Lords and Lords, which is why the role play has it's storyline. This role play is sort of a European version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, with Concubines playing the same role as Eunuchs (They aren't Eunuchs though, unless you want them to be.) did in that novel.
Court Sorcerers are generally less privileged but still maintain land holdings and wealth. While they serve the Emperor and the Imperial Court they perform magical duties and acquire knowledge and power as role player flavor.
High Lords and lower generally play politics and wage war/kill to get rid of opponents and require wealth, loyalty and land.
Gender: (The Emperor might be gay or bisexual, but female Concubines are just as common. If not for the Emperor, than they might back up a High Lord.)
Bio: ( 3 paragraphs)
Position: (Top, bottom, switch? What?)