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OOC Stuff

Ye, this is just a disorganized mess of quotes I thought were cool, often vaguely related to this nation in one way or another. Expect me to structure it more at some point. I've also cut out some of my more cringy, saccharine earlier introductory stuff here until I can replace it with a satisfactorily "tiiiiiiiiiiiiired" perspective.


So, what in the name of God is all this?

It's in essence, a falling power with an ancient way of life being slowly choked to death by other, slightly less ancient powers surrounding it on all sides as the Iron Age takes hold. Kiu Ghesik is the age-old conflict between the pastoralist and the nomad, the maker of dwellings and the dweller in the open sky. It's about the bloody conflict of cultural change and the last gasps of a dying, wounded, cornered beast, looking to do little more than split the skull of its killer on the rocks before blackness claims it.

Cheery stuff, eh? A bit heavier than the bumbling, corrupt Outer Acharet, at least.

Aesthetically, Kiu Ghesik borrows from the Scythians, the Huns, the Sassanids to some degree, minor bits of First Nations themes, the Aryan-period Indus River Valley civilization, the Mongols, and the Mesopotamian nations. There's a bit of Xiongnu spiced in there, too, but it's kind of diluted by nomadic cultures situated further to the west and closer to the old Assyrian sphere of influence.

It's also, as far as I know, one of the first Bronze Age nomadic nations on NS! Yay, I did something unique!

If it needs to be said I clearly don't endorse the Kiu's micro-level views, especially since those views entail letting the worms drink deep of the invaders' blood and the wind taking their lifeless bodies. I shouldn't need to say any more on that topic. Hell, I shouldn't need to even say that, but here I am.


Testimonials of unSatisfied Customers

Western Fardelshufflestein:
"A...fellow...hereditary leader...is...always...com...forting. It...makes...me feel...less...lone...ly. The...part that...con...cerns...me the...most...is ac...tually...about...her...father...as...op...posed...to Ari...her...self. I...am dis...turbed...that...Oloughin...cas...trated...one hun...dred man after he--"
-King Alastair Laertes Amadeus Ludwig Kehrer IV

"Alastair!"
-Queen Marie Victoria Ethel Kehrer

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Wuchu on The Cult of Xil: *Vores you for your own good*

Gigaverse: Also, the people of the tribe-entity (for lack of a better term) depicted seem rather informal, and their target of worship is basically Tengri-as-a-Mommy.

Fun fact, I didn't know anything about Tengrism when I first created the Ghesite faith. I wrote the Sky-Mother without a clue that I was making what was aesthetically a R63 version of a Turkic sky god.

Settlers league: ...the result of someone trying to rush all their neighbours in a game of Civilisation and starting to lose the tech advantage.

Personally I think we're NPC barbarians but I guess we could be someone failing an Attila or Genghis run

Neos Realm on the Kiu's flag: Anprim NATO banner.

That's funny. I guess it's not clear the circle on the flag is a shield rather than a compass, but that's still quite funny.

Zitravgrad: [ARI] is doing her best even though her best might include T-posing on horseback with swords in both hands with throat-singing war cries while raiding settled civilizations.

Accurate assessment.

Santa Selena(I know it's about the father BUT I CAN'T RESIST)
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Varzick, on Empirical switzerland: ...the lib pit...

Socialist Macronesia: ROSS (to ARI):
I'm here to shoot people, commit war crimes, and seduce you.

Drugs and alcohol were involved.

Brettenwald: you can't stop me from scrambling your child

No context will be provided.

Empress Walllalie I, of Daruwong, reflecting the animosity between our two nations: “And so the filth has risen; and comes to slaughter myself. I bid you know this before I am to perish. That my country is not to forgive your barbarism; that my daughters shall avenge themselves upon you for my loss; and that when the Dream reveals itself to you, you will regret all that you have wrought. Now rend me. Feel my blood upon your hands. Relish it as you will; I pity you not when the gods bake you.”

I care not for the threats of those who have abandoned the Mother, blasphemer! You spit in Her face with your every waking moment! When the day of judgement comes it will be you who are struck down, not me, for I am true to my faith, and I do not presume to order about She who grants life and commands death through the burning of incense!

This is actually the best response I've seen on this site. I'm glad to know our hatred is mutual, friend!

Broader Confederate States: The nation equivalent of Reviewbrah.

My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.

Brettenwald: I'm not going to bang the replicant, if that's what you're implying. Professionals have standards.

Zitravgrad: Ohshitohshitthereisapicturenow

Sanghyeok: Time is a capitalist construct anyways.

Wuchu/oneofhismanyinnumerablepuppets: "Why's this carpet-flag so angry?"

It's canonically a cool rug Ari stole at this point.

Telugu nadu, who is secretly New Carthagea:
In an ocean of FT and MT powers,
there was a rebel,
a rebel, who, despite all the odds,
has kept the hope of Chinggis alive.
Kiu Ghesik.

\‾ (`-` )



Kiu Ghesik BFs/GFs are...

Satosere
> Knows a lot of stuff about meteorology and climatology
> Her use of that knowledge is very superstitious
> Light brown, similar to Tomyris from Civ6
> Pretty tall compared to Bronze Age girls, but average in 2020
> "What anon, you had a permanent house?! How do you live in those?!"
> Adept at horse-riding and archery
> Likes to cook yak-based cuisine

Tsarus 2142
>Good on a horse
>Great with a bow and spear!
>Can throat sing
>”Anon, the Clouds say we are destined to be together until death!”
>Close with his community, well known and respected
>Almost grew addicted to a drug known as Agriculture. Luckily, you stopped him!
>”Anon, come with me to the grocery store.” Breaks into your neighbors house.
>Always looking up at the sky for some reason


Velvets Realm: Ninja'd by the anprim

feckin braindead, that's who
guess writing's cool maybe
uwu
(o´・_・)っ⊂(•‿•⊂ )*.✧

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