- Jul 1, 2008
nce update, as with mayorqw I really appreciate the effort you put into fleshing out the background and on wider social issues
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On principle I think you are right. However, there would need to be a way of keeping the competition for power in check (something the original Roman Republic eventually failed at). This one of the main arguments for constitutional monarchy, that it contains the struggle for power by taking the top job out of play.We need the Constitutionalists to get some muscle and create a true Roman Republic!
Great update. I like how you always strive to flesh out society at different times.
A very believeable update on the social composition of the Republic.
Thank you. It is something I enjoy thinking about. It makes a fictional world a little more plausible and a bit easier to write about.nce update, as with mayorqw I really appreciate the effort you put into fleshing out the background and on wider social issues
I think you are spot-on about Slavek's inclinations. We will hear about this in the next proper update.I have a feeling that Slavek is going to turn out to be solidly Royalist at the very least. Either that or argue that the state is in perpetual emergency and therefore needs a permanent dictator.
Thank you for reading. I think this is already around 32,000 words, so well done for persevering.Took me a couple of hours, but I've caught up with this. Subscribed!
Good observation. I hadn't noticed that.Anyone else notice that none of them had kids until they took over?
I think Slavek would like that Emperor title, but would the Senators like him to have it and what could they do about it?So far we've followed the pattern of the odd generations going up a rank (count -> prince -> king) and the even generations consolidating and laying the foundations for the next. Slavek's an odd generation - the fifth - so it's Emperor or bust.
Even I thought he had gone a bit far with the whole 'niece-as-mistress" thing. This is one of the great things about CK though. You can take a series of three or four individual events and really work out the story that explains them.again, brilliantly developed and very plausible. Rather worrying though that Slavek might lean to the West but seems to have adopted the sexual mores of the racier Byzantine emperors - a definite echo of the 'Secret History' in there
Thank you for reading and for your kind comments. The next update is probably going to be after Christmas now. My wife and I decided to do a big family history project as a Christmas present for my father-in-law and it has taken monstrous amounts of time. I am now writing it up and trying to add maps, etc. We have found out lots of interesting stuff (e.g. where different parts of the family were from before coming to Victorian London), so hopefully it will go down well.Just read through the whole thing. Hopefully, there will be more updates soon. You inspired me to start my own CK game. Great stuff!
If you are UK based there are a lot of good resources, in particular detailed census records (from 1841) and registers of births marriages and deaths (from 1837). These are both easily available online. Before this you can get useful information through parish records (although this is harder to access).How do you find out these things? Are there detailed archives in some government facility or something?