- Dec 29, 2009
One And Eternal
An Account of the Reunification of China
Hello! Welcome to my first, hopefully not abysmal, attempt at producing an AAR. I've always wanted to write one, but I've been both too daunted to do so, and never sure of a concept enough to try. Now, I've finally settled on one, and hopefully it'll be a fun ride.
For the AAR, I'll be using the Expanded China Mechanics mod, which has two optional bookmarks. One to divide the Ming into five rival states, and one to divide it into about 18. I'll be going with the latter bookmark, for maximum carnage. I'll be playing as the Ming, called the Bo in their much diminished standing, who are still ruled at the start by the young Zhengtong Emperor. They're surrounded by competing states, all with missions added by the mod to try and accelerate the reunification process. It makes for a nice big battle royale.
I'll be writing in a history book style, from the perspective of an Italian exile in the Court of a later Emperor. It will mostly be a true representation of events, but many things will be tweaked or otherwise "edited" to appeal more to the author's patron, especially with regards to the Ming Dynasty itself.
House Rules: I'll be trying to RP as much as possible. I'll avoid purposefully doing gamey things, though I'm not that good of a player anyway, so I doubt I can do much of that anyway. If something happens that horribly derails any plans I have, then I'll reload, though I'll keep that to an absolute minimum. I'll also be using the console at an unspecified future point to do something, but rest assured, that will probably harm me a -lot- more than help me.
With that said, I'll upload a prologue chapter detailing the recent history of China, and then I'll try to upload the first chapter proper within a day or two. Any feedback is much appreciated, as I don't really know what I'm doing, and I hope you enjoy!