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Vidarr the Terrible

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  • Birthday 01/15/1991

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  1. Well, I'm just going to upload the map to somewhere, what would work best for everyone? mega.co.nz? rapidshare?
  2. Who wants to take over the map before I can no longer post on the forums? I can send over the PSD I've been using if you want. It's pretty organized. All the names are on separate layers, organized in folders by continent, and there are quite a few helpful layers. Or does anyone even care about the map anymore? EDIT: For the sake of removing any ambiguity, my nation is going to go inactive soon. LINK TO PSD
  3. *icelandic recognition and nordic brotherly love*
  4. Updated. Map thread is for requests only, not for discussion. Especially not for OOC attacks.
  5. Alright, before I update, can I get a complete update on what's happened in South America? One person, one post please.
  6. Seriously, that's what I'm starting to do with Midgard.
  7. The Northern Wars When the Protestant Reformation was happening, Midgard generally supported the Protestants, agreeing with them that the church was just a political tool, and not one of religious use. Although given a friendly warning by the Ottomans, Midgard aligned itself with the Protestants in their fight against the Catholic Church, and opened its borders to Protestants and Reformed Catholics alike. In 1637, Midgard officially joined the Protestant side of the Thirty Years' War, and sent the Tjodsvord down to the Holy Roman Empire. This time, the Catholic armies were stronger, and the war left both nations hurting from the war. In the end, although the Protestants and Midgard won, it would turn to be a Pyrrhic victory for Fylkir Ralv II. A year after the victory in the Holy Roman Empire in 1648, Brandenburg, Bohemia, and a few other German nations declared war on Midgard. In 1650, England declared war on Midgard, invading their American territories and the Jarldom of Skotland. Overwhelmed and unable to mobilize the Great Heathen Army in time, Midgard had to concede defeat to both nations. Estonia was taken by Brandenburg, and Christian missionaries would be allowed within Midgard. In America, Midgard lost all territories to England, except for the island of Vinland, which retained its semi-autonomy under the Norse crown. The Second Northern War was started by Russia in 1655, who was seeking to claim Finland and Karelia, yet again. This time, the Great Heathen Army was fully mobilized, but still lost ground to Russia before sustaining a stalemate. In the end, Russia was able to sue for peace, claiming Ingria and the city of St. Petersburg. Fylkir Ralv II, while overseeing the loss of significant territory, was not considered a bad leader, just unlucky. One example of this was his decree in 1652, where he allowed human sacrifices to be made at the yearly Blot, in honor of some special anniversary that he dug up. This scared many Christian missionaries from proselytizing in Midgard, and as no nation wanted to challenge the Great Heathen Army on their own ground, the decree went unchallenged. Ralv II also declared that Midgard would no longer be a European nation, and would stay out of their affairs, focusing only on trade and sciences. ((This is where my canon diverges from CNRP canon, as in CNRP canon Scandinavia is conquered by Russia and the Christians, and all lands except Iceland are lost.)) Viðarr IV Ralvsson Hármyrkr, Fylkir af Miðgarðr (b. 1647, c. 1679, d. 1725) After the death of Ralv II, people began to doubt the role of the Fylkir as the voice of the gods, wondering how Ralv II lost two wars. Vidarr echoed these thoughts, and decided that matters of the nation should be left up to democratic processes, so that the people have a say in whether or not to go to war. As all local regions had their own Landthing, which presided over locals laws and matters, Vidarr IV laid the groundwork for the Althing, or general assembly. With the Althing came a constitution for the assembly as well as the crown, essentially codifying what had been in effect for centuries, and democratizing the process. Each local thing would vote on local laws and customs, with there being an overarching national law that each locality had to conform to. The Althing would be democratically voted on (the first universal sufferage), and then vote on legislation proposed by members of society. This constitution was ratified by a constitutional assembly, and signed by the Fyklir on September 5, 1680, becoming the first Constitutional Monarchy. The Next Few Centuries Midgard, would grow to become a sleeping giant. Through a heavy focus on trade and a powerful navy, she became a rich nation, dominating the main North Sea Trade routes, which ended up going through Vinland. Through their alliance with the Ottomans, they maintained a heavy influence over the silk road, gaining them even more wealth, and allowing them even more knowledge. While the Norse did not consider themselves a Militaristic nation, they prided themselves on the organization and the equipment available to the Tjodsvord, which was now on the technological forefront. Midgard also made great strides in non-military technology as well. Half of the inventions of western civilization during and after the scientific revolution were either made by or influenced by technology made by the Norse. Culturally and Politically, they made great strides to be on the forefront of progressiveness. Diplomatically, Midgard remained open only to the Ottomans, even when other European nations wanted to open relations and alliances with the most advanced nation in Europe. Midgard only commented on European affairs when the French were revolting (which was was always, according to then Fylkir Leif II), and Sigurd II's recognition of the United States of America. Sigurd II only recognized them out of schadenfraude for the British. When Napoleon was doing his conquering, Fylka Lagertha II was remembered for her intimidation of him. The Fylka was quick to mobilize the Great Heathen Army, putting them in constant drilling in preparation for Napoleon. Napoleon knew that if he tried to invade Midgard, his armies would be crushed, and he would be sacrified to their gods. On top of that, Lagertha as a person scared him. She was tall, muscular, and very outspoken. She would frequently emasculate men who tried to go over her head or assume societal dominance over her. Even with her husband, she assumed the familial leadership role. Many European comics at the time depicted her as a hairy, ugly amazonian, but painters at the time captured her likeness as a fair, commanding looking blonde woman, who was depicted in traditional battle armor, wielding a large axe. The biggest reason Napoleon was afraid of Lagertha II, was that she would send the amputated genitals of various animals to Napoleon as warnings. Eventually, the European powers defeated Napoleon twice, and things went back to normal. Alliances began forming, and power-blocs were rearing their ugly heads. Fylkir Ragnar III (r. 1877-1924) attempted to warn other Europeans that this was a dangerous idea, but none were interested in listening to a godless heathen. The World in 1918
  8. 1. Been suggested before, by you. Terrible idea, because the technology gap would still exist, unless you propose bringing down the top and then bringing up the bottom. 2. How would we decide what is overextended and what isn't, or is that just a targeted attack on people with big land empires (cough cough Triyun MGL and Cent), as has been every single attack in this thread. There is no rule that can "fix" CNRP, and every thread created that tries to "fix" CNRP just "breaks" it even more, because people would rather argue about rules than just write stuff.
  9. Almost four centuries ago, Copenhagen was the seat of power for the Harmyrkr dynasty in the vast Kingdom of Midgard. The Danish people enjoyed boundless liberty, and the nation was just starting to open up to religious freedom, when a pan-Christian coalition stabbed the Kingdom in the back, conquering all the lands except for Iceland. A few years before Vidarr's coronation, a Danish Kingdom took root, and converted to a Norse religion, something close to Nordic Asatru, but a more conservative model, as some scholars noted. King Vidarr was curious, and decided to take an opportunity to meet with the Danish King and pick his brains about his realm. A letter would be sent to the King's desk to request a diplomatic meeting.
  10. As far as South America goes, Triyun has been seriously, or jokingly, disputing stuff. So I'm going to leave it like it is until South America is completely sorted out. Joking requests or joke disputes will be given severe consequences. Other than that, updated.
  11. The Kingdom of Iceland recognizes the new government of Great Britain, wishing the new monarch a long and productive life.
  12. A guy who wants other people to stop telling him what to do wants to tell another person what to do. That's rich.
  13. Miðgarðr through the High Middle Ages After Vidarr II came his son, Thorvald (b. 1299, c. 1320, d. 1348). Thorvald led Midgard through a series of wars against the various Christian orders who tried to convert the realm. Thorvald was dead set on taking the entirety of the Baltic coast for Midgard, or at least a vassal state. Thorvald succeeded in conquering Estonia in 1346, but died of the Plague two years later. The plague hit Midgard the hardest. Combined with the little ice age, nearly 40% of Scandinavia's population was wiped out. However, some historians believe that the Black Plague was directly responsible for the success of the Vinland colony during this time. Many healthy people were escaping the peninsula to Vinland and Markland, helping to expand and grow the only new world colony so far. During the same time, the wars of Scottish Independence were being fought, and the Norse vassal state of Nordic Skotland fought alongside Scotland proper. Thorvald signed a treaty with the Scottish King, allowing the King of Scotland to rule over Nordic Skotland and Orkneyjar, in return for an alliance between the two nations. Viðarr III Eiriksson Hármyrkr, Fylkir af Miðgarðr (b. 1432, c. 1450, d. 1506) Like Vidarr II, Vidarr III was also in the Sandseggr, where Vidarr met Mehmet II, the future conquerer of Constantinople. The two became very good friends, and Vidarr was treated like a prince when he was in the Sultan Murad II along with Mehmet. When Mehmet was Sultan the first time, the two of them engaged in parties and other royal debauchery fit for a Sultan. The Ottomans taught Vidarr of the art of the modern cannon, while Vidarr taught them how to love. When Vidarr III became Fylkir, he engaged in a military alliance with the Ottomans, which remains in effect today, and is the longest unbroken treaty in the world. When Mehmet II began the conquest of the Byzantines, Vidarr III sent divisions of the Great Heathen Army to Anatolia to aid in their conquests. Although he was not asked for help, Vidarr sent troops as sort of a "fuck you" to the Christian nations who invaded Midgard in the past. From then on, Midgard and the Ottomans shared a large amount of trade. The Nordic Renaissance and Early Scientific Advancement Erik III oversaw a Nordic "renaissance" around the same time the Italian Renaissance was happening. During this time, Nords began adopting Italian art styles, leading to a lot of statues and art pieces of past kings, as well as more stylized runestones. Erik III set aside forested land north of Oslo to build the Fylkirsviðr, or King's Forest. Artists around Midgard began crafting large stone pillars with runic inscriptions of the Kings, as well as statues to commemorate the great ones. Erik also commissioned the best artists to construct runestones along a long, riverside trail that would be called Viðarsraun, or Vidarr's Trail. There would be various runestones and statues to commemorate the Vidarrs of the realm, and has continued to be added to, even in modernity after the reign of Vidarr V. The religion also underwent a modernization of sorts. Erik III and Ralv II oversaw a series of changes to the Asatru, continuing the changes of Vidarr II. Now, the myths became even more metaphorical. The world was not created from a giant, but the giant Ymir was a metaphor for the body that the world once was, and that Odin created the world as we knew it from that world. The science that had been arriving from the south was seriously challenging the beliefs of the Asatru. Although there was a very tough resistance from conservative Asatru, the religion became more progressive. Europe in 1600
  14. House Harmyrkr of Iceland sends its warmest regards and finest gifts to the House of Denard, congratulating them on their free elections in Somalia, and officially recognizing their statehood.
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