It is the much anticipated matrimony of the season, the unification of House Sideros and House Anestis. The wedding of Lady Aspasia of Anestis to Crown Prince Cleon of Sideros is underway, further joining Ionia and Peloponnesus as allies. With little choice in the matter Aleuas of Anestis is rather forced by his king to secure a marriage to the Spartans. It is hardly a jubilant affair for the widower, though little can be done by the Ionians but to endure Spartan customs. By a stroke of mercy from the gods, the Spartans have agreed to a compromise of matrimonial customs, a three-day affair playing out as a result.
Political tensions ebb and flow in Hellas, where three kingdoms maintain precarious relationships. If intrigue, scandal and strategy seem enticing, come check us out. Diverse cast of canons, including royals available. From hetaerae at the Temple of Aphrodite to the Oracle at Delphi, we've got something for you!
Who are we?
Eleutheria is a realistic Historical forum set in Classical Greece in the year 402 BC following the end of the Peloponnesian War. The fighting may be over, but the conflict is far from concluded. Political intrigue and brooding atmospheres of turmoil and discord cloud relations between the triumphant Spartan kings, even amongst themselves, and relations with their newly installed monarchy in Attica. Tensions are heating quickly as one Spartan king has unilaterally sent part of his army to his colleague's doorstep in Athens to address rumors of rebellion, in a city already burdened with poverty and plague. As the only active Historical Greek site on Jcink, we've done our best to create lore that is understandable, relevant, and accurate for the time. We are an engaged group of writers who love to plot and create stories while ensuring all members feel welcome, included, and valued for their ideas and content.
Our goal on Eleutheria is to ensure creators feel like they're stepping back in time when they enter our world. As a complement to the field of Historical sites, we welcome the exploration of events and character growth through historically inspired myths and stories. Classical Greece was rife with love, lust, warfare, political upheaval, turmoil, and debauchery. As a 3/3/3 rated site, we encourage our writers to explore all aspects of ancient Greek society, including those that are taboo and often hidden in the back pages of our history books.
We are always accepting new plots and ideas. Our global plots are fluid and can change the course of history at any moment. No story is preconceived, and our members have the capability of shaping the world around them through their own actions. Below is a list of the Kingdoms currently in play on Eleutheria. Our site began its story just after the end of the Peloponnesian war when, after the loss of their naval fleet a year before, a beleaguered Attica has surrendered to Sparta and Peloponnesus. Now with a transition of power imminent, insurgents are anxious for conflict and a desire to take control.
After precariously settling his family in enemy territory, the newly appointed king of Attica, Icarus of Hesperos, finds the kingdom that he nominally rules harder to govern. Problems such as poverty, the plague and devastation are shadowed by rumors of rebellion and mistrust, only contributing to the mess he's been tasked with correcting, as well as heightening his own motivations for plotting against the very men who made him their equal.
Still recovering from the traumatic massacre of all but one member of one of the royal families some ten months ago during a helot uprising, the senior-most Spartan king, Phaidros of Sideros, remains quick to alarm and quicker to action, perhaps prematurely, sending his army back into Attican lands. Currently in Thebes, several Spartan regiments, lead by General Ulysses of Sideros, Crown Prince Cleon of Sideros, and Princess Nikoleta of Sideros, marches towards Athens to squelch these alleged rebellions. But the enemies outside of Phaidros' kingdom may prove to be the least of his worries, as a series of gruesome murders have been discovered on the streets of Sparta, festering unrest and skepticism right on his doorstep.
Ionia is filled with tension as the aged, possibly deranged, King Methodius of Florakis pulls strings to entertain and amuse himself with the politics of his kingdom. To bind the tenuous alliance with Sparta, Methodius has imposed the capital's archon, Aleuas of Anestis, to betroth and marry his first born daughter, Aspasia, to the crown prince of Sparta, Cleon of Sideros. Sending the betrothal envoy to Sparta, a regiment of Iliad soldiers accompany the archon's daughter to merge with the Spartan troops to aid in quelling the Athenian rebels.
Other Notes: While historical settings can be daunting, we have done our best to break down the world into a format that is easy to learn so members can jump into play. We're always eager for new friends to join us with exciting ideas, and our community is convinced anyone and everyone can write within a historical theme. Just like modern cultures, the Greeks were a complex people with deep-seated beliefs and a love for family, friends, and their faith. Eleutheria is an intermediate to advanced site, but our emphasis is on the ability for members to carry and move a plot forward, rather than word count.
Some Unique Features to our Community
Ease of Use - Easily navigable setup free of clutter and extemporaneous sub-forums. User CP Applications - All apps are housed in the main User CP and are shown on the main profile. There is no need to fill out complicated dohtml apps with coding. Mythological Beings - While our world is grounded and lead by the mortal realm, Ancient Greece would be nothing without the influence of the Gods they worshipped. Immersive Lore - We've done the research for you! All you need to know about Classical Greece and the people who lived then is housed on the site. Historical Fiction + Alternate Timeline - Our site is based in Classical Greece and our lore is pulled from the pages of history, making it easy for writers to research offsite. However, the characters in our world are fictional and influence Greece in their own right from 402 BC onward. Canons - Our extensive canon list allows members to create aristocratic members of society and influence the world around them from their first post. Clans - Create your own aristocratic family to rule city-states and create your own political dynasty!
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