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Matope
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:50 am
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In order to help people to plan out their RPs and locations more clearly, we have finally -- with extensive work from Amorpheous -- created a map that represents the world as Kin see and know it!

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Areas of the World -- nearly all RP should currently be taking place in the swamp, the large green-brown section in the southeast, opening to the ocean. Aside from those in Longstride's company, all kin who have entered the swamp are seized with the Ache, which makes it painful and eventually impossible to travel into other areas of the world. The small green area in the middle of the swamp is Ghost Thistle's mound. Not far away, marked by a small diamond, is the first Obelisk.

However, the rest of the world continues to exist. The pale yellow-green area in the midwest is the plains, home of the Kiokote. The red-orange area to the far west is the desert, home of the Acha, which continues to the horizon, too large to ever explore fully. The grey-blue sprawling area to the north is the mountains, where the Totoma originate. Beneath this area is the home of the Zikwa, a network of caves that open out at the boundary of the mountains, into both the plains and the swamp. These colors all correspond with their kin's certs.

Beyond that is unexplored territory; areas that no kin can reach, because the Ache seizes them before they could ever reach them.

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Scale -- for scale, the swamp is roughly the size of Tennessee. On the enlarged map, a kin might be one or two pixels large; it is expansive, and would take several days to walk its length. The other areas are correspondingly sized, although the desert extends an unknowable distance to the west.

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Land "Ownership" -- consistent with the world of Matope which does not have concepts of land ownership, tribe territories are not considered the property of the tribe. The Swamp is a place that the MotherFather created for all kin to share. All kin are the children of Matope so they are a collective family occupying the Swamp, each equal in the eyes of the MotherFather and the Swamp. While a tribe may claim a plot of land as territory, they have no more right than a kin from outside of the tribe to live off of the land and its creatures. While a tribe member could prevent non-member from using the land by fighting them off, it does not put the defending kin the right and the non-member in the wrong since there is neither legal right or divine or natural providence that confers absolute and exclusive jurisdiction of a piece of land and the resources that exist within or on it.

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Claiming Territory -- to clarify lands and to make tribe RP simpler, we're going to be allowing tribes to claim territory in the swamp, to mark out their homes on the map. In order to qualify this, you must meet several requirements:

  • You must have a tribe thread set up, with a description of the tribe and a mission statement.
  • You must have at least 10 members in your tribe.


Once you have fulfilled these, grab the map above and draw a loose circle on it in any program you like to indicate the area you'd like to claim. Submit it to this thread using the code below. Staff will then make sure to give you a fair claim of land, marking it out ourselves, giving you as close to the space you want as we can manage.

The image above will be updated as tribe territories are added.

Please note that should land become scarce at a later date, we may increase the requirements to hold onto your territory by adding further requirements or instituting some kind of battle system -- in other words, you may lose your territory at a later date. There will be a shop wide announcement before this happens if ever, though!

[b]Tribe Thread:[/b] [url=linktotribe]TribeNameHere[/url]
[b]Desired Area:[/b] [url=linktomap]Map[/url]
[b]Reasoning for placement:[/b] Why do you want this particular area?
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:13 am
claimed post!  

Matope
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Matope
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:13 am
one more for good measure!  
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:48 pm
Tribe Thread: End Days
Desired Area: Map
Reasoning for placement: This is a relatively isolated area of the Swamp pressed up against the mountains and the sea close by. This makes this area defensible when the reckoning comes.  

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Minsuil
Crew

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:50 pm
Tribe Thread: Westfen
Desired Area: Map
Reasoning for placement: Westfen needs to be close to the water and the small lakes have importance in tribe culture. This space most closely matches the needs of the tribe in accordance to the rituals created.  
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:12 am
Tribe Thread: The Brotherhood
Desired Area: Map
Reasoning for placement: The Brotherhood have a shame-ritual where a kin must stand up to its neck in water, so there needs to be water nearby! They're also very communicative, and search actively for other dragons in the swamp- so they need access to travelable lands!  

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:23 pm
Tribe Thread: Rise & Shine
Desired Area: Map
Reasoning for placement: Rise & Shine is an extensive located at the salt marshes for food preservation, utilising a fairly large area of land for their sizeable tribe, myriad customers and large group events, own cultivated plots of produce (and animal husbandry) for food production. This area best matches their needs, with the ocean estuary creating the necessary salt banks, and the inland lake providing fresh water for cultivation.  
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:33 pm
Tribe Thread: The Friends
Desired Area: Map (sry is horrible circle but i didn't want to accidentally take the land i din need on the other side of the river prong QAQ)
Reasoning for placement: The Friends have two-fold purpose, to care for those in need, and oppose those in greed. Having decided that Rise & Shine are most in greed, their camp is deliberately set near Rise & Shine in order to spy on and challenge them as necessary. This space across the river from Rise & Shine is ideal, as it is next to a lake that would aid in the care of the weak and infirm that the bulk of their base is constructed for.  

Jun D
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Ruriska

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:04 pm
Tribe Thread: The Mothers Club
Desired Area: Map
Reasoning for placement: I always imagined Mothers Club lands to be a large bit of real estate with fresh streams running through it. It would also make sense for it to be in a fairly central location, close to a landmark, so that any mothers seeking their help will be able to find them easily.  
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:17 pm
Tribe Thread: The Outliers
Desired Area: Map (sorry for crap quality, had to screen cap & edit on my phone. I can ask to borrow a computer to redo it if needed).
Reasoning for placement: Snailshell & Ancient Song decided to settle the tribe near Sorrel's garden. Mainly because Sorrel & Mugwort grow medical herbs and plants. The edge of the boundary running through the water is where the garden is.  

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:46 pm
Tribe Thread: The High Born
Desired Area: Map
Reasoning for placement: Perfectly placed with the rivers acting as natural borders, locking in the rich, fertile earth that is perfect for cultivating the most beautiful of flowers.  
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:57 am
Tribe Thread: The Fairy Court
Desired Area: Map
Reasoning for placement: The dividing balance of temperate (plains) and cold (mountains) climates is important to the duality of the tribe. Rivers and lakes also feature heavily in their lore.  

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:04 am
Tribe Thread: The White Crane Tree Tribe
Desired Area: Map
Reasoning for placement: The tribe requires Kin to take a pilgrimage of sorts to reach it and therefore requires distance from the heart of the swamp. It is a wonderful location for gathering/cultivating herbal ingredients as the tribe specializes in healing and the area provides not only room for their fields but also the housing of their tribe members and herbal/food stores. Plus the White Crane Tree they formed their tribe around would have an easier time growing on the fringes of the swamp and would have been overlooked by the majority of Kin being so far away.  
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