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Quebec Sera Sera

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This is my first AAR, all events are coded by myself, all translations are done by babelfish, and all historical inaccuracies are the result of poor research. I wont fish for compliments, however I will be most interested in receiving criticism, as I would like to improve.

It was late in the evening, all was quiet in the town of Sherbrooke and Father Luc Saint-John was about to enter the tavern named for the Fleur de Lis just as the man had whispered to him from the confessional, he pulled the hood further up to hide more of his face, fearing he may be recognized attending a meeting of the Patriote Pour Liberte, consisting mostly of middle class merchants who aim to free Quebec from Britain. The goal was to achieve freedom by a process of whining to each other over their drinks, and making scholarly observations about freedom to each other that would be forgotten when they wake up and deal with their hangovers the next morning.

Had Father Luc walked a further 15 minutes he would have reached a shabbier tavern by the same name, in which a group calling themselves the Sherbrooke Jardenage Societe was meeting, the membership consisted of young firebrands from all walks of life, including a couple of army officers. Their goal was a violent coup followed by applying to France for dominion status.

The owner of the first Fleur de Lis listened intently from the bar, as a third generation united empire loyalist whose family fled Massachusetts during the American War of Independence. John Hutchinson UE found the idea of Quebec separating from the Empire horrible, but at the same time could not see any reason to find the Patriote Pour Liberte to be truly threatening.

Regardless of their benignity he called his son Jack to the bar, and asked him to sneak out the back door to alert the authorities, his grandmother had never truly recovered from the loss of everything when she was forced to flee to Canada with her children as a young widow. She had never told anyone what exactly had become of his grandfather.

Jack Hutchinson slipped through a window facing the back of the pub, and set off at a sprint towards to nearest police constabulary, in his mind he was starting to wonder what it would be like to be a hero. He strode through the door to see that the officers of the law were drinking and playing cards. Knowing a lost cause when he saw one Jack raced away to locate anyone who would be of some assistance.

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Luckily, it would seem for the Quebecans, the British Police and Army don't quite seem ready for the event of a Quebecan break away. Let us hope it stays that way. And welcome to AAR writing, this already looks good ;)
 

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why thank you robou, to be honest I agonised over how to begin, particularly how to use graphics, because Quebec does not exist at the start of the game.

When I saw in VIP there were no Quebec events, and thought about its most delicious position for meddling with Britain and America, I couldn't resist.
 

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Once they get their independence they will have 12, with a combined population of 651,000.
Thats one of the things I thought would make Quebec a little fun, giving them a little bit of a "populate of perish" mentality.
 

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My objectives will actually be tied to the various political parties I am creating. I am planning to let the people have elections without interfering as much as possible, and whoever wins will decide what the goals are.

My conservative party uses a residence policy, and Quebec's population starts off with farmers, labourers, priests and soldiers.

I am kind of excited because I have written a couple ahead, but I know I have to pace myself, so that people who come across this AAR are not met with a wall of text.
 

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I don't have much to say, this looks good so far. I'm watching. :D
 

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Hello from Quebec city! :)

You can be sure I'll follow this. If you need any help with French language (or Quebec's language, its not alway the same), don't hesitate to PM me.
 

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I am kind of amazed by the fact I have such responses already. I was actually expecting to have almost the first page to myself before anyone showed interest.

Does anyone know what a decent time frame would be before I post the next update, just it is ready, but at the same time be reading the advice for new writers I learnt that people might not want to play too much catch up.

And General Grant I appreciate your offer and will have to take you up on it sometime, and thank you for your supportive comment.

My biggest translation worry so far was the Jardenage Societe, which was given to me by an auto translator, but google also suggests I might mean Jardinage.
 
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Updates should be done in your own time, when you feel you want to post one. If you decide to do it on time-frame (say 3-5 days or a week between updates) or on the ammount of comments, it is your choice. Just make sure you don't make it impossible to keep up. Do it as it suits you, first, and then look to us would be my advice.
 

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I like that answer, to be honest because I am coding all the events, test playing them, then going back to screep cap and write the story to accompany it, I have no idea how long updates will take.

At the same time, as long as I don't make them too long, 3-5 days sounds perfect.

Sidenote: I have to wonder why I didn't entitle it Quebec Sera Sera.
 

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I promise the whole thing will get more exciting, and have more content once Quebec actually separates from Britain, however I need to explain how it came about before I can do that.

Jack ran from the constabulary to raise a crowd, stopping in at various taverns to gather as many anglo-canadians are possible. He starts with The Bishops Knees and the Sherbrooke Arms gaining only two assistants who are all the worse for drink before he reaches the Six ‘n Out. Once inside he turns to a local cricket team and yells “there is high treason in the Fleur de Lis, you lads go ahead, and I will try to get some more assistance”. Jack waited to make sure the team started to move before racing off towards The Swan’s Neck a tavern popular with students from Bishop’s University.

The man known only as Monsieur Colere looked up from the meeting of the Sherbrooke Jardenage Societe, to see shadows start to draw close to the windows of the tavern. Turning to the men around him he whispers in a low voice “do not resist” just as the entire membership of the Sherbrooke Cricket Club start to file into the tavern.

Meanwhile at the other Fleur de Lis Jack arrives with the two entirely intoxicated men who followed him from the Bishop’s Knees carrying between them a shovel, half a broom and a small branch they had picked up on their way as weaponry.

Monsieur Colere and his associates were escorted from the tavern to the shock of its sympathetic owner towards the nearby police constabulary; the Jardenage Societe walks at a brisk pace, and defiantly stare down everyone they pass. The cricket team walks along with them singing a bawdy club song at the top of their voices.

Meanwhile at the other Fleur de Lis John beckons Jack over to the bar, and whispers “two of them are asleep, and the rest can’t stand, lets just leave them be”. John proceeds to reward the two men accompanying Jack with a glass of ale each.

The next morning Lieutenant General Archibald Acheson, the 2nd Earl of Gosford awoke to news of localized rioting in Sherbrooke. Having a citizen’s arrest made on a group of men meeting to discuss gardening has caused shock and outrage amongst the Francophone community of Sherbrooke. By lunch time rumours had started to spread about the arrests being politically motivated, with people quick to point out that all the men arrested were French speaking and catholic.

By dinner time the rumours had spread all the way to Quebec City and Montreal where they were treated at definite facts. Mobs had begun to form, property owned by English speakers and the government had been vandalized and the options looked pretty grim. He could call on the authorities to suppress the rioting and create widespread resentment from the Franco-Canadians, or let the riots run their course and suffer the complaints from the Anglo-Canadians. With a sigh Archibald resigned to his office to open a sealed letter he had received from King William IV just prior to leaving to accept his posting.
 

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excellent start ! ! :D

i'm in ! !
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Ah, I see. The revolt is the spin off of some minor talkers being arrested, nice thinking. For the good of Quebec, let us hope the Earl of Gosford makes the right choice! :eek:
 

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Lieutenant General Archibald Acheson sat at his desk, watching the shafts of sunlight play amongst the clouds. In his hand he held the damnable sealed letter with its secret instructions. He picked up the letter and started to read.
“If by chance widespread and popular revolutionary sentiments come about, here are your instructions to maintaining the integrity of the Empire.

1. Locate a suitable leader for the popular sentiment, the most moderate in his demands. Ensure he is not a trouble maker, republican or papist.
2. Meet with him and his associates, invite them to join a committee to help decide the future of Lower Canada, draw them as much as possible into the decision making process, by participating they are accepting the legitimacy of the Empire.
3. Compromise; make whatever deals must be made to ensure we are able to maintain control of the region. Offer them home rule. It is far better to let them work with us, rather than against us.
4. Do not bicker with them over small details; we can always make further treaties to regain anything we lose.
5. Under no circumstances retaliate against local provocateurs, for we cannot afford to lose more of North America.


With a heavy heart Archibald headed to the nearest garrison and spoke to the local British military commander. He wrote out messages to twelve men of prominence within Quebec, eight Franco-Canadians and four Anglo-Canadians calling them to a special meeting on emergency measures. He dispatched the letters with soldiers from the garrison, before retiring to his study for the rest of the day, just watching the clouds.

The twelve men arrived the next day their number included the Anglican and Catholic bishops of Quebec City, the head of British forces in Lower Canada, wealthy merchants, bankers and businessmen.

Archibald gathered them together to make his announcement, that Lower Canada would receive its own parliament conditional upon fair and free elections being held and British interests being protected within the region. Until the elections occurred however the twelve men present were to form the interim authority. Additionally Archibald announced he would be stepping down from his role as Lieutenant Governor, however he would remain to ensure that everything remained proper during the lead up to the elections.

Announcements were immediately penned in both French and English to be published in the next day’s newspapers, while riders were sent out to smaller settlements to spread the news.

Quebec had won her freedom, well partially and conditionally, but freedom nevertheless.

From his prison cell Monsieur Colere rested his eyes and looked through the window bars at the light playing amongst gathering storm clouds and smiled.

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Promise from here on in things should get more exciting. I no longer have to try to explain this key premise that was fairly taxing to justify.