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  1. 20JPorter

    Theme Songs for Factions

    An I'm working on composing a theme for Valland.
  2. 20JPorter

    Valland: Costly Profit

    The last thing a king was expected to do was go riding around the wilderness trading with whatever peasant he found. King Porter XX had come up with a long list of excuses in his mind as to why he was riding around the woods with goods. If I meet a new kingdom or village, it would be profitable. It is extra profit on top of what I already make. I’m scouting for more things to sell. But the King knew he just did it to get away every once in a while and remember his seemingly fading youth. He had taken a new path, as he always did, and saw a small pillar of smoke in the distance. This was common for a campfire, and unless it was an entire village, smoke meant profits. Jay pulled the reins and redirected his horse. Within minutes he came to a clearing with a sizable camp set up. A group of people sat around a fire. “Good afternoon, gentlemen.” Jay loudly said. “Hello There. Who are you?” asked a man. He wore a simple shirt and pants, but those were ripped and fading from the sun and the specks of ash on it. “I am King Jay Porter the Twentieth of Valland. I have come to sell goods.” “Ah, King Jay Porter, I have heard many rumors from sailors about the riches of your family. Why have you bothered to come to us?” “I- I enjoy occasionally coming out here to relax. Not to mention it brings more profits and helps diplomacy.” The men looked at Jay intently, obviously eyeing his attire. Jay wore the most well-made plate armor he could find and a special gold-weave pair of pants. “Well, Mr.King, sir,” started another man in the group, “Where are your shoes?” The King tried to hold back his blush. “Ah, my shoes, I have worn them as little as possible since my coronation.” “And why?” “Because I’m the King and I can and because I enjoy it. My father always forced me to look like royalty, even alone in the Palace. This makes me feel a bit more human. Anyways, I have plenty of varied goods. Have you heard of the Vallish Breed of Pigs?” . . . Jay looked up at the son and realized it was evening. These men had a surprisingly large amount of money, and they let him rant about the entire history of each item, including the 200-year Valland Royal Vodka that had been mass produced and stored in a vault for generations. Jay began to get back on his horse. “Well, I believe I must go.” “Wait, sir, it is getting late. Why not stay with us for the night?” “I-” Jay saw the first star pop up in the sky, even with the sun still up. “Very well, I guess there is no harm in staying. I am tired anyway.” Jay set up his tent, said goodnight, and tried to fall asleep. . . . A rustle to the right. A rustle to the left. A rustle behind him. Something was off. There was some type of animal surrounding his tent. He held his breath. Something was missing. His horse, no matter which horse he picked it always made some type of breathing noise. All there was was rustling, no howls, no snoring. Jay slowly unsheathed his sword. An ambush. Jay ran out of the tent, sword drawn, to reveal that the five men surrounded the tent, all with swords ready. One man was right out of the entrance and was taken off guard as a sword faintly orange from the distant fire appeared and cut off his right arm that held his sword. The man yelled in pain. The other four began charging Jay as Jay ran towards the fire. Find the horse. Find the horse. He saw a horse-sized figure a little ways from camp. That’s not where he had staked its lead to the ground. There’s the horse. There’s the horse. He came to it and saw that its throat had been slit. He turned behind him as one of the men came charging at him, sword up. The other two were farther behind. They must have tripped in the dark. Suddenly, the charging man fell to the ground. Horse blood is slippery, after all. Jay began slamming his sword down against the fallen man, who used both hands to hold his sword up. Suddenly, Jay jumped into the air and stabbed straight down, missing the defending blade and going through the man’s chest. The other two were close. Jay took the sword of the man whose blood was now mixed with that of a horse and began to charge at the two remaining. He held his swords straight to his sides and managed to slice both of them at the same time. Jay stared towards the fire as a warm liquid touched his feet. Wait. Jay swung his body and one of his blades directly behind him, catching another. There were 5, I killed 4. Jay swung his left blade down and his right blade to the left, the downstroke caught by the man's sword, the other cutting his abdomen. The man grunted and trusted is sword right into Jay’s chest. The sword was pushed to the side by the plate armor of Jay. Jay crossed both swords against each other and put them against the man’s neck. He dropped the sword and put his hands up. “I surrender! I surrender!” “A good choice,” Jay said. . . . The search party was small and mainly present as a precaution. Jay planned to be back two days earlier, but probably just spent a bit more time wherever he went. One group of three horsemen was traveling through the woods when they saw the gleam of gold. It was Jay and another man each carrying a large amount of bags. The man with Jay had his hands tied. The lead horseman got off his horse. “My King, let me assist you with these profits.” “Thank you very much, sir. You two, take this man to the dungeon under Conspiracy to Murder the King and Attempted Murder of the King. You, take me back to the palace and call off the search.” Jay and the horseman rode off. “So, my King, what had taken you so long?” “Well, I came across a camp of five men…”
  3. 20JPorter

    Live Auction, 8/18/18 at 1 EST

    Was the auction a success? We had a great number of people show up and bid and we had some fun while doing it. If you were to ask me, it was a success because more people showed up than I anticipated. However, the items themselves often did not sell at all largely due to many repeating items and bulk items. If you ask many of the people who came, they might say it was a failure because there was nothing they wanted to buy. Next time, I will be sure to put a deadline on entries and better use my right to deny entries for the sake of time and repetition. I will also seek out people with specific items to auction off in order to create a larger variety of items.
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    Valland: The Coronation

    Even with the city in rambles, almost all of the population turned up for the Coronation of King Jay Porter XX. After a week of grieving and preparations, Valland gathered together for a simple event that would bring a new era to their Kingdom. A purple carpet adorned with rubies and sapphires was laid out with guards on either side acting as a barrier between the citizens and where the future King will set foot. The crowd formed hours before noon when the Coronation would occur. But when the sun hit its peak, a rumbling in the distance was heard. It became louder until a covered chariot stopped at the beginning of the carpet. Prince Porter set foot on the carpet and began to walk slowly as the crowd around him cheered loudly. Jay was visibly attempting to not cover his ears, but halfway through, he held his hands up to his ears. The crowds quickly silenced. Sighing in relief, the Prince continued the needlessly long trek to the steps of the Throne Room. Finally, he reached the end of the carpet. Keshi Waawaashi stood there with the crown. In Valland, the only religious leader above the others is the King, so it was the custom for the second highest in command to crown the next King. His father’s Chief Economic Advisor had died in the Halvening, leaving his choice, Keshi, to crown him. The Prince looked at the crown, as he did so many times as a child. It was a very curious object, each past King adding his own unique part to it. His father had told him it was surprisingly light and suspected that the gold used was not pure. He looked at Keshi, who was nervously sweating; it was rare for even partial cervitaurs to sweat. The Prince mouthed “it’s okay” to Keshi before turning around to the thousands of people before him. The crowd remained silent. “I am Prince Jay Porter the Twentieth. My father and half of our families have tragically died to move on to Glod’s Holy Land of Profit. Chief Economic Advisor Castellano has also died, leaving my good friend Keshi to crown me today.” He looked over his shoulder and nodded to Keshi. “Profits to Glod!” Jay yelled. “Profits to Glod!” The crowd replied. The crown was now on his head. “I saw this as a new person, for I am no longer Prince but King of Valland: Profits to Glod!” “Profits to Glod!” the crowd replied. “Now let us feast!” The new King led Valland into a new era of prosperity. He was forced to rebuild a broken city and people, but they thrived. As it turns out, half the population dying helped the economy over time due to lower rent and more food. They became the greatest port in the world. That is, before the war (With Kingstone)...
  5. 20JPorter

    Valland: The Halvening

    Some say a horrible disease. Others a punishment from Glod. In the twenty third year of the reign of King Jay Porter IXX, a great disease broke out in Valland, killing everyone infected after days or even weeks of suffering. The disease killed exactly half of the population of Valland and wore the city down both physically and economically. The cause is unknown, but the circumstances seem to point to a single event. Earlier that same year, King Porter IXX set off to explore new lands and profits while also letting his son, Prince Jay Porter XX, learn to rule without his guidance. The King was gone for a month, and when he returned never spoke of it, only leaving a book of his travels in the King’s Library, which may only be accessed by the King himself or anyone he specifically permits. Three days after his return, his favorite female servant was the first to become infected. She had been summoned to the King’s room the night prior. Quickly, the disease spread throughout Valland, killed half of the population, and then dissipated. The effects of the disease were horrible. The first stage was sores appearing all over the body and nausea. The second stage was indicated by bleeding all over the skin and constant vomiting. The third stage was where the person’s body collapsed into dust. This third stage is very similar to Glod’s wrath in the Ecotorah. After the plague ended, King Jay Porter IXX went to a balcony to speak to the people when suddenly he flaked into dust. Perhaps it was Glod, perhaps the disease was slower, but King Jay Porter XX was crowned King of Valland at the young age of 19.
  6. 20JPorter

    Valland Applications

    Beo has been ACCEPTED Into Valland. May we profit greatly.
  7. 20JPorter

    Valland Applications

    Luvion has been ACCEPTED Into Valland. Congratulations.
  8. 20JPorter

    Valland Applications

    Aguanga has been ACCEPTED Into Valland. You may choose to join now or wait for a Kingstone response. However, in order for Kingstone to respond Valland must reach 6 members.
  9. 20JPorter

    1000 Posts Game

    24 Batter down the door
  10. 20JPorter

    Valland: A Deer Friend

    Fire has always been a peculiar thing; in good times, it brings destruction and death, in bad times warmth, safety, survival. This was a rare instance, however, where there was a good fire in a good time. King, or rather Prince at this time, Jay Porter XX was on his horse searching for new profit with new people in the woods not too far from Valland. But in the sky, almost within a moment, a dark streak appeared, moving with the wind. Jay was soon Galloping towards definite destruction, the light of which was becoming visible. But as he reached the site of the light, he was met by a thick wall of brush. I can’t get through with a horse, Jay thought. Horse fastened to a tree, he began working through the wall between him and destruction. As he finally got through, his heart sank as he saw an entire village burn down. But the ground near the massive fire had innumerable boot prints in the mud. It rained yesterday, these are fresh. But aside from the popping of wood, it was silent. Still. Nothing stirred. “Hello?” Jay called out, “Anyone here? I have arrived in order to assist whoever is in need- for a price, of course.” A bush stirred from across the clearing. “You, in that bush, please come out, I have no intent to harm you.” Suddenly, at least 70 people came out from the bushes. But they weren’t human. One walked forwards, two other following it. Their leader. As Jay approached them, their figures became more detailed. They were like nothing Jay had seen or even heard of before. They had horns, not sharp, but smooth like that of a reindeer, and skin with light fur in other spots. Whatever they are, they have the decency to wear clothes. Jay put out a hand. Their leader, a female, shook his hand. “I am Prince Jay Porter of Valland, who may you be?” “I am Keshi Waawaash of Ishkode.” “And is this your village?” “Yes.” “Who set it on fire?” “We all did.” Jay looked to his right for a second. Keshi continued. “We needed to clear the land for a better planned village.” “If it weren’t for the fact that the smoke all appeared at once I wouldn’t believe you. But I do. Now, if you don’t mind my asking, what are you?” “We are… we don’t exactly have a real name for our race. We are partial cervitaurs, in other words, half deer-people half human.” “Ah, I see, thank you. Could I see the plans for the village?” Keshi took Porter to a small hut where she had a book containing all the plans for a city. They talked for a long while, about the city, about themselves, about their histories. But when the night came, Jay pointed out one crucial thing. “You are aware this forest can’t give you all the materials you need for this city, correct?” Keshi sighed. “There is no way we can stay secluded and have enough materials to sustain ourselves. My people are questioning if we should remain in isolation or go join a real Kingdom. We are part deer, so we are supposed to enjoy isolation.” “But you are also part man, so you enjoy company. I’ll be honest, Valland needs a decent City Planner, so I’m willing to make a deal. In exchange for your joining of Valland, I will hire you, and at good pay, as a City Planner while giving your people all the land and materials they need for this village. You will represent your people in our government, and have all the rights and protection as all Vallandians.” “I’ll- I’ll have to think on that tonight, it’s late anyways, you can stay in this hunt for the night.” “Thank you.” The sun rose, and as Jay walked out of the tent, he was met with Keshi, holding a bag. “I’ve decided to join you.”
  11. After much deliberation, it has been decided that Valland will take Project Mending as a Vassal. It has been decided mutually profitable, for Valland by expanding it’s Kingdom and population, and for Anduril, the new official name of Project Mending, joining the fame of the Ports of Valland. Momo (Pie) has been made an Admiral of Valland. An Admiral is an equivalent of a Governer. Noah Hansen (Noah) has been given the title of "Konartist" This is due to an unusual demand within the merging agreement. Admiral Momo and KHAAAAANNNArtist Noah are now official members of Valland. On other news, the new currency of Valland is the Valland Value, the value of which is held up with bluesteel.
  12. 20JPorter

    Live Auction, 8/18/18 at 1 EST

    The First Everneth Auction House During this season, many have started random auctions in chat for items. For this reason, I am organizing The Evernethian Auction House! This is an event where anyone is allowed to put anything up for auction as long as they sign up the items they wish to sell. The event will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 1 PM EST at the Colleseum. To add your items to the auction, contact 20JPorter through this post or on Discord. No fees will be charged. This is a privately run event by 20JPorter and not run by Par. Current Lineup (Subject to Change) in Order: 2 Groups of 4 Protection IV books (Pie) 2 Groups of 32 Iron Blocks (Pie) 2 Groups of 55 Wee- I mean Kelp Blocks (Pie) 1 Free Redstone Device from Rex Corp. (Rex) 2 Groups of 9 Stacks of Spruce Logs (Pie) 5 Stacks of Oak Logs (Pie) 4 Shulker Boxes (Pie) 27 Mending Books (OK)
  13. 20JPorter

    Valland Applications

    Medo (OK8) has been REJECTED Sadly, due to past experience and a ban history, I must reject him. My apologies.
  14. 20JPorter

    Valland Applications

    Keshi Waawaash (boofsly) has been ACCEPTED into Valland. Hopefully, she will write masterful pieces of writing that are very profitable. And don't involve Icarus and me.
  15. 20JPorter

    Valland Applications

    Didn't get into Kingstone? Want to be rich? You have come to the right place! I am King Jay Porter XX of Valland and am here to guide you on your quest for power, glory, and most of the Land of the Glod of Profits. So, how could you profit from joining Valland? You could help make Valland great again, creating a very large amount of profit for yourself. You will work with only the second-best people in Everneth to create a glorious empire- maybe even greater than Kingstone. So how does one join? Apply! How? Here is the format to comment below! Name: Roleplay Name (Gamertag) Link to your character profile Explanation of why you should be chosen Build Screenshot Profitable Idea Once you have completed this, you will be asked a question from the Ecotorah and possibly other questions to further gauge your eligibility. If there is a question of your PvP skill, a PvP test will be planned. I'll give an example of an application of my own: King Jay Porter XX (20JPorter) My Character Profile I should be chosen due to fact that I am not only the King, but the one who chooses. I am mediocre at PvP, building, redstone but experienced. Building Valland is profitable. Duh. It literally means value land.