Post by Weylin on Apr 13, 2015 7:37:02 GMT -5
…cause Monks of Destruction sounds dumb. at least to my German ears
Regicide has begun…
This is where I will keep track of what Quincy stuff has happened/is happening. Sort of like a timeline ever since that one thread during the Golden King Arc that kicked off everything Quincy plot wise that has ever happened.
There are already a couple of meta game threads where I tried to do that before, but I thought at this point a User Generated Guide might just be the better way to go as our information is severely outdated. It’ll probably take me a while to sort things out and get it together, so stop by periodically to help me and give me feedback and such (my PM box and Skype are always open).
At any rate, I wanted to start this guide now since I finally found the muse to sort out that whole king-thing.
Quincy Council Era
With the end of the Culling the Quincy entered an age of relative peace. Nursing their wounds the surviving men and women had to acknowledge the fact that they were past their zenith as a race and with the advent of the industrial revolution chose to fade out of human history. They went underground, traded the days of noble crusading for a life in the shadows.
It was around the time when the world first begun to become smaller and smaller that the major clans in each country and continent formed semi-independent councils to govern their secret society. The most important of these councils was located in the heart of Europe, and over decades the German clans, their home country being the cradle of the Quincy, would assume a dominant position, steering the council’s decisions whichever way they pleased – a fact that is strongly resented to this day by many minor houses all throughout the world.
However, over the years the system became convoluted, ripe with corruption and political intrigues, making it neigh impossible to govern efficiently. It was during that time, when the bickering and in-fighting hit yet another peak, that the German Clans Fractured.
German Clans Fractured
The case seemed clear. After slighting their southern neighbors a northern clan in Germany suffered retaliation; half a family lay dead. It was not unusual for families to feud amongst one another, yet never before had the Quincy Council seen violence on such a scale. As a result a tribunal was called and headed by the Prussian clans in order to prevent things from escalating any further.
It all changed though with the appearance of Barry ‘Ryder’ Hughes. One of the strongest Quincy in existence yet with no ties to any clan she heralded the coming of the Golden Court, acting as the proxy of King Gilgamesh himself. She gave the Quincy an ultimatum: join Gilgamesh or be conquered. Enticing many with promises of returning to former glory the woman turned to her friend Weylin von Wolfenstein to look for support to sway the people completely. However, fearing that warmongering would only return their race to the point of neigh extinction Weylin refuses.
The occasion does stress a few important points though. The Quincy are fractured, weak, their system of government is bloated, bureaucratic and dysfunctional. If the Quincy hope to whether the storm that is yet to come they need to stop thinking of themselves and their family as separate entities and start believing in the ideals that unites them as people. What they need is a leader to form them into a nation.
The Quest for a King
Consumed by the idea to help, to [is]safe[/i], his people Weylin von Wolfenstein sets out to find a way to unite his people. He is very much aware that common diplomacy has failed him; a radical change is needed. Inspiration comes while studying an old tome. It details the ritual of the Kingsmoot, a ceremony in which Quincy of all corners of the earth gather to elect their leader. The Moot itself is centuries old, had initially been used only in times of war, and yet had also given rise to a variety of kings and queens…was this what von Wolfenstein had been looking for? [/span][/span][/p]
He confines his idea to friends and family; few are convinced, even fewer excited, yet all of them acknowledge the need for change and thus Weylin sets out to campaign. He traverses the entire globe and is consumed by the hope of leading his people back into a Golden Age and in the process loses sight of the happiness that is right in front of him. Great personal misfortune befalls the young Quincy, a tragedy that would not only change his life but seal the fate of his entire race.
King Hohenfels the First