At the time of the Great Northern Wall's construction, Qin Shi Huang sent diplomats to the tribes of the north. He demanded their surrender and loyalty, pledges that they would support his lands and armies in time of need. Most of the northern tribes rejected the emissaries of Qin Shi Huang. Some of the northern tribes sent the heads of the diplomats and their escorts as their tribe's reply. Yet, there was some who rallied to his banner. Small and unimportant tribes which had been weakened by strife and conflict with the 'barbarians of the north.' Underneath Qin Shi Huang, these smaller tribes was reorganized and structured underneath a single banner which became known as the Kian Tribe.
Yet, the reign of Qin Shi Huang never lasted ten thousand years. His campaign to the north never came and the barbarians' will to fight was quelled by the mighty ramparts and cliffs of the Great Northern Wall. Instead, the northern steppes fell into internal strife. Tribe against tribe as they struggled for dominance upon those cold and bitter steppes. Yet, the legendary enemies of the Qin prospered in that era of internal strife. The Xiongnu, underneath Modu Chanyu, had begun to reach a height of power never before seen.
In the fall of 206 BC, seven horsemen rode to the Great Northern Wall and passed into the cities of the north. With those seven horsemen came their cause. In pleading tones, the seven horsemen besieged the governors of the north to honor their treaty. Even though the era of the Qin had come to pass, the Kian tribesmen argued that they had upheld their charge. The diplomats of the Kian tribe argued that they had defended the Great Northern Wall against the enemies of China and even now they protected. Yet, by the day, their tribe was being pushed back by the armies of Modu Chanyu. That by the day, the legendary tyrant of the north was gaining ground and soon his territory would press as far as the Great Northern Wall. It was a message at first ignored by the governors of the north.
By the winter of 206 BC, rumors had spread across the majority of northern China. Rumors which claimed a host of over one hundred thousand men laid ready to attack the Great Northern Wall. The Xiongnu had finally reached the borders of the northern frontier. Yet, rumors persisted that even after being denied, the Kian people had continued to struggle on. That even at the brink of defeat, the Kian people stood ready to fight. The question remained, however. Would anyone relieve them of their struggle?
Application: Up to ten players will be permitted into this quest. All applicants should make a roleplayed post which sees them head beyond The Great Northern Wall and enlist their services with the Kian people. Likewise, all applicants should follow the format below. The ten slots will go by rolled result and the ten rolled will be given membership to the quest.
December 24nd at 6 PM Central Time Zone (-6 GMT)
Character Name: Sir Fancy Pants
Skills: GENERAL OF WIN XXXXXXXXXXXX, JIANSHU I, GONGSHU IV, CHARGE III
Items: The Tale of Sir Fancy Pants (+9000 Command Book), Crossbow, Sir Fancy Pants' Pants
BLARG BLARG BLARG BLARG. Sir Fancy Pants requires not the rp, but, you do!
Quest Progression: Players who are accepted into the quest will find themselves given access to the Kian Tribe PH. Within this thread, players will be given the chance to vote for their CiC for this quest who will have final say over battle tactics. This quest will have eight phases to it with four being civil and four being military. Players will be given an chance to improve their army before each of the four battles and then another chance to improve their army before the next. It will go: Civil, Batt;e, Civil, Battle, Civil, Battle, Civil, FINAL BATTLE. More details will be revealed in the quest PH.
Quest Rewards: To be revealed
Quest Danger: High - These are considered real battles and they will have real effects. Duels will be death matches and captures can end quite horribly. However, due to the danger rating, rewards are VERY high as well.