Kankou Posted January 4, 2012 Report Share Posted January 4, 2012 Vichy Quite a quiet town it was, Vichy. This spa town had once been a glamorious place, with its ever popular termal baths being the main center of attention. Ths stylish buildings, the Convent of the Celestins, l'Opéra, Castle Franc and the Pavillon Sevigne, all pay homage to how important the city was to French society. Yet, now it was quiet. The constant wars, conflicts, and upheavals ahd drained the city of its people and money, and now it was just what it had been in the past: a quiet countryside town. But this was just the calm before the storm, as various forces slowly gathered..... In one of the smaller multi-use rooms of the Palace of the Congresses, elegent men in suits were gathered around. There was the atmosphere of frustration, as "reds", "murders", "commies" could be heard occasionally through the soft chatters. In the room covered with marble in neat decorations was a large table, where these men were seated. At the head, a person in the uniform of the old Imperial French Army opened his mouth as he looked upon a golden scroll. "Gentlemen, we once had a destiny, a destiny where we would be the rulers of Europe and thus the world. Under the gracious rule of the Grand Emperors, France was to be the Empress, to whom all looked up to in fear and awe. That was what was supposed to happen, gentlemen, the fulfillment of our manifest destiny." Closing his eyes and after giving out a long sigh, he continued talking. "There is only one duty that we have. [i]We[/i], as the representatives of the French people, must be the rulers of this land. Only then would the final realization of the dream of Charlemagne and ultimate peace be achieved. We must go on the same path as Charles XI had done." A very thin man, wearing a stern face, raised his hand to speak. "By Charles XI, do you mean the so-called Charles Martin de Bourbon-Hohenzollern, recorded in history as Karl Martin? Why would we want to follow that particular evil, who had gave so much away? Would this not be against the very principles upon which our movement is based on? " "A very good question, and one which shows us why we are all gathered here. Consider what is going on with our grand nation right now." A map of France showed up on a screen at the far side of the room. "For a short time the Red have attempted to expand into the Amercias, and it had succeeded for some time. But, with recent movements such as the successful rebellion of New France and the Lunar invasion of the puppet Vicidalia, the grip is loosening. Now, the direction that the Commune had taken is the basic reason why the triumph is so short: Instead of going were we need to go, the Red took the opposite direction. It is in Europe that France can be great, and the goals of Charlemagne and Charles XI in obtaining hegemony through unification is what he must strive for. It is, after all, why we have formed [i]Croix-de-Feu[/i]." "My apologies for now realizing this." "It is forgiven. Now, gentlemen, we have most of our supporters ready to rise up through the long time of ceaseless preparation. We shall first wait for a major crisis to drain the powers of the Reds, at which we strike. Most likely a final clash will happen in the Americas with which the foundations of the Commune will be shaken. Before this, we are to have some incidents happen in the northern parts of the country, and when the time comes.... we rise. With our strong base, we shall sap the Reds dry and then advance into the rest of the country. Any questions?" "What do we do before then?" "We just wait, until the time comes. If there are no furhter details, the meeting shall end for now." The white marble slowly turned blood red as the sun set over the horizon. OOC: Closed RP with initially only Sarah and myself. Inquiries on joining should be sent to either Sarah or me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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