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“UB” is an alternative historical scenario utilizing the legends, myths, inklings of history, our imagination, and our exposure to other settings of alternative reality regarding Britannia of the 5th century. Here you will find that we alter, expand, or rewrite some of the stories already told throughout history, and course our own desires and pleasures about Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, the Sarmatian Knights, the people, and those that oppose our characters in the “Untold Stories” through roleplaying and creative writing as according to our own imaginations.

The current timeframe is 466 A.D., Just after the victory at Mons Badonicus, also known as Badon Hill; Arthur is the Garrison Commander of Knights of the Round Table and Camelot, while Merlin is the People's Shaman of Britannia, and Guinevere, his liaison, lives in Camelot.

Rules & Guidelines
Here are the rules and guidelines to get you started in "UB". You may also find additional information in the "FAQ"

Application
Use one of our two applications, or choose your own, as long as it contains the same information...

Available UB Characters
UB has many moving parts and characters ready to come alive. This is a list of Pre-made characters and NPCs available to become active; so take a look and choose one as yours.

Face Claim
A photo or drawing that gives a physical identity to a character. Said person can be anyone, but is typically an actor or animated character.

UB Chat'n
UB Chat'n is a chatroom in Slack, available for fluid conversation, sharing pictures, or talking about general subjects.


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Quote (500 ch): "Let every man, woman, child bear witness that from this day all Britons will be united in one common cause.

And as for the men and women who gave their lives, their deaths were cause for neither mourning nor sadness.

For they will live forever, their names and deeds handed down from father to son, mother to daughter, in the legends of Arthur and his Knights."
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Nov 7 2016, 12:18 AM
Who Plays Who

Here it is. A list of who plays who in “Unto Britannia, the Untold Stories”.
A way to help our members easily find out what mundane plays what characters.

Note: () indicates Leave of Absence = LoA


**note: Just remove the asterisks in the code tags please.

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[color=586633][u]OOC Name[/u][/color];
[*]Character Name: [i]Location[/i];



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    Mislee
  • Guinevere: Camelot;


    William
  • Arthur: Camelot;
  • Lancelot: Vercovium, Hadrian’s Wall;
  • Hector: Vercovium, Hadrian’s Wall;
  • Palomedes: Vercovium, Hadrian’s Wall;


UPDATED: 11-06-2016

Nov 3 2016, 12:09 PM
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2. If your site becomes inactive or our button disappears from your site, we will remove your button.

3. We currently scroll our spots, so our button may be static or scrolling on yours dependent upon the main page of your site.





ENTER

AU Historical roleplay

Character-Driven Plot

A variety of Available Characters to choose from…

Two choices of Application to choose from, or use your own…

No Word Count,

Relaxed and Friendly Atmosphere,


18+



UB Chat’n… a versatile social room from SLACK



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Oct 26 2016, 03:40 PM
This is compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions in the event someone is confused about one thing or another. If you do not see your question here feel free to PM an admin. If enough people ask the same question it will be added to this list.

Q: Does my face claim have to be period correct?
A: Preferably! If your play-by is a celebrity that has never appeared in a period film or drawing that is perfectly okay! Please use an image that is clothed appropriately (e.g no swimsuits etc)

Q: Do I have to use a real person for my play-by?
A: No. Art is acceptable, as long as it looks periodic.

Q: Can I take a character from a Book, Movie, TV show, Music Video or some other already publish medium and just use the same details here but just change the name?
A: Yes. Although that is called plagiarism, we do use canon information to some extent.

Q: What member group should I pick for my character?
A: That's up to you! If your character could fall into two or more categories, simply pick the one you think suits them the best! The current list of Member Groups is found HERE Be sure to read it before adding one to your application.

Q: Is there a word count?
A: No. Although we do request that no one liners be used. A general rule of thumb is a few lines for reflection, a few lines for responding to the post before and a few lines of new content. Some players like to write long posts and others much shorter ones. Just give the person you are writing with some content to reply upon.

Q: I am not satisfied with my username, or it is incorrect, and I want to change it. How do I do that?
A: You can apply for a name change through the settings area of your account; or simply notify an admin and they can make the change for you! But remember, we are busy and wish to write as well.

Q: Should I register with an OOC account?
A: Posilutely! (j/k : Absolutely +positively) This will be the account the admins and other players will use to contact you. Jcink allows you to link sub-accounts to the OOC account; just link it to your OOC account under my Controls. The OOC account is not the account to register your character app. A new account needs to be made for each character you wish to bring into the game.

Q: Who should I notify about site glitches or mis-information?
A: Send a PM to UBAdmin! I will correct the glitches or misinformation as quickly as I can. Although we admins cannot provide support to Internet Explorer issues, you may need to find out where the site works best… on Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari.

Q: I’ve been having some issues with another player. How do I handle it?
A: Let a staff member know immediately. Be sure to tell us what the problem is so we can handle it appropriately.

Q: Can I jump into any posted thread?
A: If a thread is posted as ‘OPEN’, you may add your character to it. If a thread is closed, you must ask the players involved.

Q: I want to write a thread that goes beyond the 222 rating. Where should I put it?
A: Just contact an admin and apply for the password to the protected MATURE CONTENT forum, stating the kind of thread you are intending to post there.

Q: Why are my accounts Inactive and my character/s archived?
A: You have not posted for 30 days or more without positing a notice in the ABSENCE and LoA forum in the OOC Section; or minimally PMing an Admin of your absence. We do this to prevent broken or abandoned plots and threads. No one likes to be left hanging !!

Q: Can I get my accounts and character/s reinstated?
A: Yes in some cases. Please refer to the Rules and Guidelines.
Oct 18 2016, 03:49 PM
What is SLACK?


Since the world is connected in many different ways, it is beneficial to use what is available. Slack is the name, which is actually an acronym, meaning "Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge"… a great application that enables our members to keep in contact across a variety of devices. Slack offers persistent chat rooms (channels) organized by topic, as well as private groups and direct messaging.

All content inside Slack is searchable, including files, conversations, and people. Slack integrates with a large number of third-party services and supports community-built integrations.

And HELP for New Users

Basically, Slack tis a place to plot, to play, to share files and images, or just to chat once our posts are in place for those to read.

Slack versus Skype?


Most of us know Skype… some like it, some do not. For many of us, Skype simply aggravated us to an extent that we decided to try something else. So now we offer Slack as an alternative…


Slack complicated? Nay…!


It really is not. Daunting at first appearance, but once you use it, you shall find it much easier and more toward what you need, and want. But, it saves battery life on cellphones… and cuts down on data used. Oh yes, you can even change the colors to a particular preference!

HELP for New Users


Slack versus CBox?


This is pretty easy to comment on…
CBox is limited in UB… of the five different site skins to choose from, only two have CBox… and has limited capability.

Slack chat, and yes even Skype chats are meant for a variety of OOC enjoyment, or just to chat roleplay, if you remember how. ::snickers:: There are also channels for plotting, general OOC chat, really just about any channel can be what we desire it to be. Oh, topics are not censored in Slack, so we should keep NSFW (Not Safe for Work) images and lewd speak in a separate channel labeled just for that kind of stuff.


Is Slack required?


Absolutely not !! It's totally optional. There are many other ways to plot and get your story moving in the plotting section of the board and you are welcome to use the CBox for exactly that! I would highly recommend it however, as it is how we do about 90% of our plotting and chatter.


Ok, how do I join?


Welllll, that be simple my friend !! Follow this LINK and just follow the instructions! Or, you may provide me an email addy and I can invite you straight away. Of course, should you encounter problems along the way just PM me on the board, or email me at chronicledpath@aol.com.
Oct 18 2016, 03:45 PM
The Wood, the Wood. Oh to live in the forest, and know that one is fortunate… to watch goldfinch and woodpecker in the cedars… to hear the songbirds in the veiled vastness. Whilst cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, and salmon the streams… wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with their families for food. Cedar and fir, hemlock and spruce, oak and willow abundant.

Tis in these dark, mysterious places, heroes can lose their way, face unexpected challenges, and stumble upon hidden secrets. The age-old magic of forests lies in the ideas that people have about trees. Myths and legends galore… tis some say trees appear as ladders between worlds, as sources of life and wisdom, and as the physical forms of supernatural beings.

With their roots buried deep in the earth, their trunk above ground, and their branches stretching toward the sky, a tree serves as a symbolic, living link between this world and those of supernatural beings. To them, a tree is a vital part of the structure of the universe. Gods and their messengers travel from world to world by climbing up or down certain trees. For tis said it is the great ash tree that nourishes gods, humans, and animals, connecting all living things and all phases of existence.

Providers of shade and bearers of fruit, long associated with life and fertility. Tis the Evergreen tree, which remain green all year, that represent the undying life. Deciduous trees, lose their leaves in the winter and produce new ones in the spring, symbolizing renewal, rebirth after death, or immortality.

From the forest’s darkest corners - an ideal villain’s hideout - to glorious sunlit clearings in the woods conjuring the perfect spot for happy-ever-after endings, the woods have it all.

The forests of Britannia are rich with living history, and offer an ever-changing environment; brimming with sounds, smells, and textures. Every season nature brings another visual drama. Winter offers the spooky silhouettes of gnarly branches; the ideal prompt for a narrative crammed with witches and spells. In the spring; ferns unfurl like the heads of fiddles to inspire stories about Life and Knowledge, Immortality, and a Magical, Mystical Forest!


Ceredrell Forest


Some of Britannia’s most breath-taking sceneries. Places not merely seen, but sensed. Places that steal your breath and replaces with amazement where imagination once reigned.

The spaces within are quiet, yet a stillness aches in the ears with the sounds of time passing. Branches sway in the wind, dancing to silent tunes, thick branches inch barely against the swaying breeze.

The trees vibrate but there is none to know it, none to feel it. The rich tapestries are unending, ever changing with the season; simply jaded by soft shades of rich greens that turn to gold and reds, as with scattered spots of light cast through the small stained-glass windows of a cathedral.

Each trunk, some tall and straight, some twisted and knurled, distinguishable by their own by the textures of their bark, the shape of their broadly reaching roots, or the shapes and textures of leaves. Some grown thru the ages, other merely younglings.

Mosses cover the long fallen brethren, their textures wooly and soft, jagged and spiky, the seeds for the future lie in crumpled bark, now buried in the forest floor, protected by the bulk of the downed trunks, ready to give life anew.

Roaming insects of various sizes and colors rule air and ground throughout the land of green.

But as soon as the sun gives way to the moon in the sky above... The light fading, creating new shadows and dark patches… inhuman eyes glimmer from tree hollows.

The wind wails between distorted trunks, carrying the sickly stink of wood rot… the forest darkens and what pleasantries existed during the day, becomes hostile in the night.

A silent fog seeps throughout the forest basin. Every eerie sound now amplified, adding to the insanity. The forest disturbingly beautiful and inviting of day, yet disturbingly horrid and repelling during the night.

Many people think of the forests as the provider of resources, peaceful places to enjoy. Alas, there is one that is dreaded by all, a hostile environment brimming with vicious wildlife and unseen hazards in the brush; however, even the most seasoned outdoorsman is afraid to enter for fear of what hostility lies within.

Those that enter, never returning, adding to disturbing tales of unknown entities mythicized to stalk the woods.


Forests of Stratford-on-the-Avon

A deep, black forest, a faint glow of the moon through the dense and gloomy leaves… the scent of the water from the rain, the muggy earth that squelches as it is tread lightly upon the many spooky and mysterious noises that come from all directions, generating curiosity.

An owl, big and dark, flaps across the old path and sits on a high branch with piercingly bright yellow eyes, cooing loudly as if to warn others of his presence in the wilderness.

Ahead a small light glows, a simple glimmer of hope in the dark forest drawn by the enthusiastic urge of optimism, but ever cautious as what may be hidden within the knurled branches, narrow passages, and deep foliage a beast hungry for fresh flesh, rather than rotting meat of long dead animals.

Deeper within, the scent of smoke from open fire roasting meat or soups cooking over the fire.

And yet, day or night, sunny or inclement, there is a watcher.


Sciryuda


Sciryuda holds the meaning ‘the woodland belonging to the Druid. Within its boundaries lies 100,000 acres of valuable resources, of timber and game (Vert and Venison)… a continuous swathe of dense virgin forest, comprised birch and 1,000-odd veteran oak woodland, interspersed with large areas of open sandy heath and rough grassland.

Quite apart from the sheer size and age of the ancient oaks of Sciryuda, traditionally possessing legendary mystical powers of prophecy and healing… that the trees are inhabited by god.


The Guardian


For centuries, nothing but shadows in the forest… a life dedicated to protecting the Forests. Broken bones, cuts, and even deep wounds could not prevent the ‘Shadow’ from assigned duties. A true identity unknown to any, save a dedicated few. But the course of those duties thru the decades, that Shadow had fought off the Romans, Britons, and even Saxons… protecting the beloved forests, with every fiber of a humanly being.

The Dark Archer. the Guardian !! Whatever the moniker, Ceredrell Forest, the Forests of Stratford-on-the-Avon, the Sciryuda, and all the smaller forests stand today because of the Guardian… Able to use the trees as tools, aids to accomplish what needs to be done… fighting for the people against those that would destroy the Forests and the land… And, accuracy with the arrow deemed legendary, able to best even those considered the best in the lands.

So it came to pass... a Dark Archer; one who protected the villages and the Forests for over three hundred years… since the first Roman tread upon Briton lands. Tales of a phenom that reportedly was born with a bow and arrow in his hands… One who vanquishes evil with his arrows… One who refuses to die until the lands of Britannia are free forever… Once again rise up the voices seeking justice and revenge for blights against the Britons… against the Forest. It is said that the Dark Archer shall protect those under the forest's cape.

First, there was clan against clan… then there were the Northmen… then the Romans. Battle after battle upon our island, the Guardian, known by many as the Dark Archer, has come to the aid of those that need it… But one… even if only serving as an inspiration…

But there were those who would rip hearts from body… those who kill the land knew that one could institute change… able to calm the ancients, to convince them to live in harmony…and drive out the Northmen… and with the Romans?

Just as Spartacus did so long ago, to put a blade right at the heart of Rome itself. Over the years, several Praetors of Rome had vanished or died at the hands of the Dark Archer, then deemed worthy to die… But alas…and so they sought the Guardian… offering reward… that accomplished nothing. Then the disease that was Rome began to torture the people… and the Guardian struck at the heart of disease itself…

Twas rumored that the Guardian was killed… and many vow to have seen the arrows penetrate a loving heart… And THAT story in itself has been told several times over and over, throughout the ages, with each escalation of threat to the Forest… And yet, signs offered of the Guardian’s existence remained thru the years leading to the fact that Archer lives still… Many have seen the signs, and did not realize the Guardian and people of the land cross the same paths every day.

Tugging at the yearning of fantasy… Many people say the Archer is immortal, as old as the Forests itself… that when the Forests are threatened, the Guardian arises to cleanse the disease… whether it was Roman, Saxon, or Briton… that if a disease transgresses upon the land, and as such affects the Forests, the Guardian reappears…

Being immortal, or so the people believe, the Guardian lives alone, a vow of chastity… never to wed… never to have a family, as that would be a weakness… a way to kill the legend… Though one entity cannot cleanse the disease alone, doth inspire others to step forth. Tis the Dark Archer that nominates the Shadows of the Forest… to teach others… and tis even rumored, Merlin is shaman thanks to the Archer…

The myth… the legend… lives today… and stands as Guardian still…
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