[Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Ladki96 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:50 pm

A tiring journey behind them, and now they're free for the moment? What would you do?


Sleep, duh.

-The soldiers are given a couple of days off (<3) and the brothers settle in. The children have long since been collected from Ye and left under the care of the five teachers (and Governor Liu) in Ji.

-Baozi and Wenchang write to their families, updating them on their situation.

hello great parents

We did a lot of war shit but we're okay! I'm in Jinyang to get monies. Sorry, I'll try to make it home during the holidays.. I'm totally eating well. My tent is 100% clean. How are you? tc

ur filial son

-Dewang visits the secretaries and they're like, can we get your autograph. Okay not really. But it's clear the people are in a good mood. The rebellion has been dealt a great blow, and the Bingzhou army has performed excellently, so they expect rewards. Rumour has it Ding Yuan may be made High Minister and his son-in-law will take over as Governor.
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Scarik » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:36 am

The day of the audience comes and while no official word has reached the city from the Imperial Capital at Luoyang word at court is that the Minister of War, Huangfu Song, has recommended Ding Yuan to be Minister of Works for his leadership and skill defeating the rebels. If true it is a stunning honor, but already it brings fearful whispers and questions.

What will become of Lu Bu? Will the fiery warrior be made a governor? If not then what sorrows will his unrealized ambitions unleash? Few think he would be happy to follow his adopted father to the capital as an assistant and none expect he would receive a ministry of his own.

What also is to be done with the sorcerer, Du Zhiteng? He has proven his mastery of the Tao rivals that of the Yellow Turban leaders. They say he communes with the gods themselves and that with but a soft word he can command the skies and waters. Other tales of necromancy and prophecy spread alongside these stories though they are not as widely believed. In general the courtiers think Master Du should leave administration to the scholars and return to his religious duties.

As for the other heroes of the rebellion there is nothing but awe at the martial prowess of Wei Yan and the military lore of Mao Xu. Some say that Mao Xu is as masterful as Bai Qi and note that 白色 (Baise) sounds similar to 宝子 (Bao Zi) and has the same meaning as 白起 (Bai Qi). Others scoff at such thinking as in the area where Mao Xu was born the words are not so similar. Those who place more credence in the generals over the scholars compare Wei Yan to Lu Bu, and while they acknoweldge the former has far to go to match the latter they refer to him as 一百枪 (Yibai Qiang, 'one hundred spears') in contrast to Lu Bu who is said to be worth 1,000 soldiers.

How much of that gossip matters to the Governor is unclear, but the three brothers have plenty of time to hear it as they wait to be called into the hall.

It is midmorning when the clerk summons them and they take their seats among the other courtiers, officials, advisors and attendants. A few moments later Lu Bu Arrives to take his seat at the head of the officials and soon after the Governor takes his place facing them all at the front of the hall.

Business begins with administrative matters for the capital and the state of the province. Suggestions are made about the harvests and what taxes are due as well as what improvements to prioritize. It is nearly noon once the discussions conclude and the governor decides to distribute additional food to the masses until spring when they will begin improving irrigation in the northern commanderies.

Next comes the announcement of gifts, honors, titles and appointments.

Ding Yuan reveals the Emperor has made him a Marquis of one county and appointed him 'General Who Restores the Land'. No mention of ministries is made.

Lu Bu is awarded the taxes of half a county for ten years for his service and is official given the title 'General of Flying Cavalry' by the Emperor.

Lesser gifts are forthcoming for other military officers according to their rank such as Zhang Yang, Hou Chen, Wei Xu and Song Xian. These presents consist of bonuses equal to their yearly salaries in the form of fine silks, impressive horses, masterfully crafted weapons and other finery.

Wei Yan is among those who receives a large bonus including a letter from the Court acknowledging him as the legal and rightful possessor of the Golden Sabre of Yan.

Mao Xu is given the office of Magistrate over the fishing port He Qu in Xi He Commandery. There is some grumbling about this as he is not a long time official in Bingzhou but Chief Secretary Lu slams his fist on his desk before rearing up to glare at the malcontents,

"Can you ingrates not see the Imperial Seal on this appointment? Who dares impune the wisdom of the Emperor!" It is not a question, but a challenge and the discontent ceases.

Baozi is allowed two appointments of county officers as well as clerks of his choosing in addition to the 600dan salary of a magistrate.

Du Zhiteng is not called out for any special honor or gift, he receives only the 1 half year bonus given to all quartermasters and other military clerks.
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Ladki96 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:38 pm

The brothers spend the winter in the capital and set out for Hu Qu after the new year/spring festival.

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And oh boy, what a lovely town awaits them! You got:

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1) cruel cops!
2) local bandits!
3) terrible living conditions!
4) angry spirits!
5) poor fishing catches in the last few years!
6) miserable citizens!
-and much more!

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"Okay, so we are going to fix... all of that. (Just after a little bit of nepotism.)"

County Officer 1: Du Zhiteng (Master of Rites
County Officer 2: Wei Yan (Garrison Commander

1) cracks knuckles Smack some sense into them
2) Find them and then smack some sense into them (after building up a good force ofc!)
3) Uhhh I'm sure as the socio-economic condition improves this will fix itself for the most part /o/ till then temporary shelter/rations can be provided to the families in the direst situations? in return for work or smth
4) The "communer with the gods/commander of the skies and waters" can deal with this, right? :P
5) Probably has to something to do with 4) so let's see how that goes but if it isn't straightened out, set up protected areas in which the little ones can grow to maturity and fish elsewhere/import for now ^^
6) free hugs? ok ok, resolving other issues is what we meant. totally

Baozi says no to nonsense!

"My farm has had a good bounty this year. Here is your gift! Bring the whole cart in, bois! By the way, my neighbour has been bothering me a lot about "extending my borders" and "misbehaviour." Could you set that jackass straight?"

"Well uh I already have enough to eat, thank you, and also you should file an official complaint and then I'll look into the matter and hear from your neighbour too and all that jazz."

"Oh."

"Yeah."

Baozi also uses half his salary to rebuild the temple. Something about "inappropriate luxury" and "filial devotion" or whatever. Don't ask.

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Xian Kun

RBs! Pack your stuff and get here yesterday! Yeah, with the kids. It's all worked out. I have some space for a proper school now. Laters!

Du Zhiteng
Teacher, Leader, Legend

"It's pretty good land. Just a little run-down. Anyway a dream told me to rebuild Huangdi's temple here so that's what I'm gonna do."

"You say construction, I say physical training. It's all good, we'll help!"

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"Why should we help with that?"

"a)It will help you, b)I said so and c)I'll break you if you don't?"

"Oh."

"Yeah."
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Scarik » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:33 pm

The task of resettling Dewang's students is the least of the worries in the fishing region of Hu Qu. The county is a collection of tiny hamlets along the river spread over a few dozen li with what could, perhaps, be called a village in the middle. It is where the magistrate's court is located, and it stands out sharply against the the rough homes of the people with its stone walls and tiled roofs.

The village has several docks and piers stretching out into the water while the other clumps of homes have only stakes pounded into the earth where they tie their boats in storms. In fair weather they simply pull them ashore and turn them upside down to keep out the rains.

Away from the river there are only a few homesteads and isolated families who make their living as woodsmen, fishing and digging shellfish in the marshes.

The county itself is a rough triangle pointing south. It follows the river north as its western border while its east tracks northeast along some mountains, though no one goes so close as to reach them given the trackless marshes that surround them on all sides. The northern edge of the county is the road that leads to the larger town of Xi He which serves as the main settlement of the commandery*.

As for the local govnerment it is a textbook example of what the Yellow Turbans cited as their reason to rebel: inefficient, inattentive and corrupt. The soldiers are worse than bandits, outlaws at least have to flee after their crimes. Furthermore, it is worth noting, Liang Ju is from this county and these men were not seen as fit for his own corrupt designs.

Wenchang makes sort work of reforming them with several thrashings and enough lashes to remind them of their filial duty to the State. Over the next week all of the ringleaders and many of the men slink away into the night with as much equipment and wealth as they could carry leaving no more than a handful of trained soldiers and Wenchang's loyal cavalry left to defend the area from what will surely be more bandits.

Some are caught and put to the sword, but even still the armories are depleted and the granaries and warehouses empty by spring. It will be a struggle to collect the taxes and still leave enough for the people to eat in the coming year.

Morale at least is high. The people respond eagerly to their new magistrate, though he is unlike any official they have met before. His quiet, reserved nature cannot hide his towering intellect and so while his policies are adored, the man himself seems to make people nervous.

With good spirits it is easy for Baozi to institute his reforms and civic projects using corvee labor. Even those too young and old to be drafted volunteer to help rebuild the temple. Dozens of young men and women volunteer to join the militia as well, eager to take up arms for when their former oppressors return so they can thrash them worse than Wenchang did the first time.



*Administrative regions go county < commandery < province.
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