The New Age Nassau
Self-reliant to the point of radicalized isolated independence, the False Bay; now the Rogue Nation, found it easy to adopt the more hard-line militant machinations of their anointed king, Musa Bashir. Immediately dominating the black market with weaponized Aethrium, capitalizing on the digital anonymity of the dark-web. Assessing the market's price weighted index from the inside, using informational influence to incubate and ultimately capitalize on high paying illegal activity investments, while seeking to cement the False Bay as a small yet mentionable power on the World stage.
But there is also the Alcazar's rich and fertile soul, which creates the regions duel juxtaposition of sub-economies. Aethrium agrarian technology, produces biopharmaceutical crop density unlike anywhere else in the World. Through advanced hydroponic tailoring, the annual yield is three times that of the international average. Agricultural augmentation through cosmetic gene therapy. The future.
Because the Nation's self-imposed isolationism bleeds into its Aethrium technology, design philosophies and methodologies are often different, even incompatible with more conventional equipment. Defended by the teenage technopath Sequitur Crix, the Nation's entire grid is immune to outside hacking, as it is not based on binary electronics.
Erected some time around the end of the 15th century to serve as a suitable way-point for Portuguese slave-traders, the beach front fortification known as the "Kwazulu-Alcazar"(castle), was an enterprising success. Allowing the Portuguese to diversify as they're ambitious explorations along the coast afforded them exclusive trade routes in both spice and slaves. With the cooperation of two of the regions most influential chieftains; who as a profitable result of their disturbing allegiances, were allowed to expand their tribal rule, Portugal quickly established a strong presence in the southern cape. As their influence and power grew, so to did the keep.
Eventually sprawling over 700,000 feet of land, including the sacred burial grounds of the Geliefdes (Loved Ones). The holiest of sanctums shared and respected throughout even the most hardened of tribal rivals. This direct affront would eventually lead to one of history's great unknown slave revolts championed by a warrior tribe, a family. Whom had been the righteous and ceremonial custodians of the Geliefdes since before the Great Panther God had opened up the African plains. In the end the original Moorish castle was all but destroyed, but pieces of its foundation would later be used to build a new more technologically advanced Kwazulu Alcazar.
Thanks in large part to the Bengal Bashir's (Ali's great great grandfather) decision to unseal the regions Aethrium mines thus granting access to its moderated vein of precious metal. Marking the Kwazulu as a small yet indomitable coastal African bastion that would be handed down through generations of Bashir men. A holy site, with many from around the region make the daunting pilgrimage to pray at the alters and be baptized in the springs.
Fully powered by a stolen state of the art HALO fuel cell, integrated into the Alcazar's stylish Afro-futuristic architecture, the traditional iconography of the Rogue Nation is a mixture of synthetic nextgen cultures and traditional blood oaths. Each citizen wirelessly connected to the rogue state's advanced network through a ceremonial bracelet assigned at birth. Individual beads connecting to an assortment of devices, apps and programs.
Unfortunately it is difficult to corroborate a detailed census as a result of the isolated nature of the Bay. But needless to say, much of the nation's marcofauna is metahuman. Large numbers of retroviral insects roam the less inhabited areas and wetlands.
Plant life in the Rogue Nation was some of the first to reap the rewards from the Aethrium radiation soaked into the landscape. Amazing florescent colors and aromas permeate the atmosphere around the sacred Gardens of the Geilifields.
Few samples have reached the outside World. Those that have show the unexplained emergence of paranormal plant species. Anecdotal evidence suggests the event is still growing. The Kwazulu Kush is an Awakened breed of hemp that features heavier THC levels (responsible for the plant’s characteristic florescent purple with off-yellow leaves) and dual-natured flowers. Growing to unprecedented size and girth(s).
Spiritual resting place. Sacred ancestral ruins. Ceremonial capital of the Crowns Unconquered.
The Birnin Mutata holds the physical and spiritual remains of the Bashir bloodline. Serving as a gateway to the Astral plane, where undying wisdom and knowledge await. Where dead, await. And only the King of the Undead may seek their council.
- Catacombs of the Panther Kings
- The Waterfalls of Will
- Labyrinth of the Vengeful Moon
- The Ruins
Den of Thieves
The Den of Thieves is the King of King's criminal cabal of cultivated killers. Contract liquidators of varying degrees of intelligence, gear, and skills. And gathered from all around the globe as an expandable yet competent rebel force. Opinions among the nation's people about mercenaries vary. After all, allowing outsiders into the Bay had once upon a time been considered a treasonous act. But the Rogue Nation is not the old Bay. More new age Nassau then Kwazulu Alcazar as the militant minded Bashir continuous to cut traditional corners at every turn.
Once an elite mercenary command operating primarily in Somalia, the ARPCT (Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism) was considered a laughingstock among Africa's ruling warlords and criminal community. Though it didnt make their methods any less depraved or disturbing. Primarily used as a cautionary tale on the consequences of poor and even sadistic leadership. The faction failed, but its members were never able to acclimate to a normal sense of living. As teenagers desperate for any contract, methods aside, their price and neotech based approach to combat made them ideal to Musa's newwave war mongering cause.
Analytically placed Photovoltaic cells help convert sunlight into raw energy for the Neo-Moorish castle's sublime operating systems. Secondary power annex's distributes power to the foundations circulatory nexus and storing excess. Reinforced synthesized Aethrium segments shield the fortifications architectural integrity with its nearly impenetrable metal. Stolen HALO technology comprise 90% of the castle's upgraded foundation.
The lower levels are strictly dedicated to the uninterrupted research and technological advancements of Aethrium. Its elevated portions serving the more aristocratic criminal clientele with heightened security courtesy of the Coda4. As well as affluent amenities perpetuating the sense of sophisticated Afro-futuristic elegance.
Not an empire (under population mark)
The goings on are unknown (pm Musa for interactions/questions)
5 interaction rule in effect. Meaning in order to rp here we must have rp'd together at least 5 times :D
All other nU rules apply