What i am about to write is my own view on how events would unfold as time would progress in our first roleplay world if we continued playing it. However, the events written would unfold with complete disregard of ooc player relations and opinions of one and other, as well as a disregard to the ‘‘need to consent’’ rule. In other words, what if it would unfold onwards as real life.
IN THE SOUTH…
Kaveh - Ebongrasp
With the Ebongraspian Empire in ruins due to its recent revolution and the implementation of a more liberal government, Kaveh, as their closest neigbour, would most probably attempt to exploit this weakness to its own advantage. Gilgamesh having declared that his motives on Vellanora were not to conquer, but to trade, would mean the result would most probably be a complete economic takeover of the new Ebongraspian free market by private Kavehan enterprises, due to Kaveh’s substantial and almost unfair technological and economic lead. Furthermore, it would be a sound move for Kaveh to further diplomatic ties with Ebongrasp, as it is a much much larger nation, offering them loans to rebuild their country and negotiate a deal which would guarantee Ebongrasp would not mark up tariffs on Kavehan goods to protect their own industry beyond a certain margin. The deal would likely include an alliance, or defencive pact of some shape or form. If not for their exports of raw materials, Ebongrasp’s economy would from then on become largely service-based with very little to no industry of its own. Slowly but surely, even if Kaveh would refuse to directly share its technology with Ebongrasp, it would leak through to them, and Ebon would begin to catch up, but never reach or pass Kaveh’s lead. Tourism could have been the right way to go once any natural resources would have been depleted.
Valkoria - Kaveh
Assuming the storm surrounding Valkoria never happened because its BS. The Emperor of Valkoria continues to stubbornly refuse any economic treaties proposed by Kaveh. Tensions between the nations become intense, but nothing ever sparks any conflict. Valkoria struggles to maintain any foothold in Ebongrasp with its troops it had deployed there to take control due to being severely outnumbered, and eventually they pull out, only for Kaveh to offer them help in their recovery efforts, creating a strong bond between the two, and a common hatred for Valkoria. Instead, a shadow-war is waged behind the scenes as Valkoria attempts to conduct espionage on Kaveh to hopefully gain an insight to their advanced technology, especially military so it might resist any future conflict with them, and Kaveh resists with vigour and counter these attempts by sowing dissent within the common folk of Valkoria, forcing Valkoria to redirect some of their efforts to stop the Kavehans and quell any civil unrest. Ideally, Kaveh, possibly with the help of Ebongrasp, would try and cause an ideological civil uprising in Valkoria with tenets mirroring that of their foreign patrons. IF they succeeded, whichever government form Valkoria would en up with (either a constitutional monarchy if the emperor decides to heed his people’s demands, or a democracy if he fights them and looses, resulting in him being overthrown) would include a free market system, which is an open invitation for Kaveh to do to Valkoria what it had done to Ebongrasp.
Kaveh - Ebongrasp - Valkoria
Should the above happen, southern Vellanora would have become a very different place indeed. All of this might or might not have happened if the rebels wanting to overthrown Gilgamesh in Kaveh would have staged a coup and won. IF these rebels staged the coup before any of these takeovers, these efforts could only ever unfold with the collective approval of Kaveh’s new leftist government and its business mogul’s interests if they would have any. But IF this coup would happen and had succeeded after any of these takeovers, the south would undoubtedly have become the beacon of liberty on Allura, likely uniting the three nations in alliance.
MEANWHILE IN THE NORTH…
Kleriel - Maruba - Lasenor - Danheim
This is the one part of this epilogue where i am sure how things would go for Lyrien, because i had it planned for her.
The state of the north is one scene which could have had many outcomes and endings all depending on the resolution of Kleriel’s attempt to dominate the Caledian sea, and make Maruba and Lasenor in to its client states.
IF Maruba’s referendum voted in favour of it going under Kleriel’s wing, Lyrien would return home a hero. She would likely disband the defensive pact Kleriel’s governing conclave had established with Valkoria, and reform the conclave’s functions all together, purging it of the power hungry tycoons that pollute it who would sabotage her as such behind her back, and establish a more democratic form of governance and enact conclave elections. No declarations of war would pass or pacts would be signed by the approval of both the crown and the conclave. This newfound idealism would also likely bring Kleriel closed to Kaveh, would the coup which Kleriel has decided to aid succeed. Or it could possibly forge friendly relations with the Southern Alliance, in the instance that Kaveh, Valkoria, and Ebongrasp have all embraced liberty in its fullest. In the instance that Valkoria’s government remains unchanged and the Emperor manages to keep his nation together, still in opposition of Kaveh and Ebongrasp, Kleriel would likely denounce them for braking two of their treaties in one swoop and re-forge its alliance with Danheim.
Maruba and Lasenor in either instance would be changed for ever with Kleriel bringing in their advanced machinery to help exploit their natural resources, especially iron, with which Kleriel would expand its fleet beyond anything seen before.
IF Maruba’s referendum decided to refuse to come under Kleriel’s wing, and continued to bloat its own part in The Great War. Lyrien would return home insulted and without anything else than the rather pathetic amount of iron Maruba offered to gift Kleriel in comparison to how much Maruba could have mined and sold to Kleriel if they decided to accept and would have its mining industry modernised. With Kleriel’s fleet weakened and the southern powers of Kaveh and Ebongrasp unchallanged (should they have allied), Kleriel would attempt to gain what it needs to stay in the game by force. Returning home, Lyrien would publically speak against Maruba in preparation to lead her people in to another war, one she was sure would be swift and easy with the size and technological level of Maruba. She would not denounce Valkoria and brake their defencive pact, because in this instance she realises it could be useful. With her people mobilised, she would declare war on Maruba, and invade both them as well as Lasenor, who is their known ally.
In this instance of war, if Maruba pleads Danheim for aid and Danheim accepted and declared war on Kleriel, it would force Kleriel to fight on two fronts. With Danheim’s fleet in disrepair since the last war, they would focus on a land campaign, facing whatever forces were left in Kleriel head on. Danheim being the largest country in the world with the most manpower, it would have been a disaster for Kleriel. Even if Kleriel did manage to take Maruba and Lasenor, they would be stretched too far with fighting both Danheim, and trying to maintain the occupations of Maruba and Lasenor. Lyrien would be forced to call upon its defencive pact with Valkoria to fight the invading Danheimers. A drastic move which could win them the war, but a mistake. Kleriel’s conclave and military leadership would have been outraged, calling Lyrien dissloyal to her former allies, a hypocrite, and possibly even a traitor for fighting the nation which was her ally in the last war, and calling Kleriel’s old enemy in to the conflict to defeat this old ally which they stood by not even a decade ago. With soldiers deserting, military leaders discontent, and the war with Danheim being an unknown at the beginning of this conflict, which has been a disaster so far, the leaders of the conclave enact their final plot and take control of the government. Lyrien is assassinated, as well as her loyal staff, after which many of the co-conspirators in the conclave are disposed of as well, a political purge takes place in the highest echelons of Keelish society, a purge orchestrated by Kesh.
Sparing you of all the details of how Kesh was the one who had the deepest web of spies and sleeper agents, he claims power and establishes his own fascist dictatorship. Together with Valkoria, they defeat Danheim and this time, they devastate their capital, practically levelling the place. Kleriel takes control of Danheim and Lasenor and splits Maruba with Valkoria. A Kleriel - Valkorian alliance is forged to oppose the southern powers and a new stage for future conflicts is set.
IF Maruba does NOT call Danheim to the war, or if it does and Danheim refuses, then Kleriel would have quite simply taken and annexed the both of them with relative ease. You know, assuming an impenetrable storm and a sea wall or something similar don’t suddenly spawn around either nation making them untouchable… After which, Lyrien would disband its defensive pact with Valkoria and proceed to purge the conclave as mentioned before. Unless Gilgamesh remains in power in Kaveh, in which instance Lyrien decides to keep the defensive pact intact, for the both their sake.
In the instance that the world does become polarised by the authoritarian north (+Valkoria) and liberal south, Kaldaross’s independence would likely be guaranteed by both sides, fearing the other would attempt to make a jump on them. This means Kaldaross would effectively remain neutral.
In the instance that the entirety of the south had embraced liberty, as well as Kleriel enacting more democratic reforms, the peope of Kaldaross could potentially want for something similar within their nation. Due to lack of character development of their government and leadership, i have no idea how such an issue would unfold…
In the instance that neither of the above examples were true, Kaldaross would mainly continue to exist as it has, unaligned.
Axcom - Everyone
IF the world did get ideologically polarised, an arms race would have likely taken place, alongside an inevitable space race, where eventually Allurans would become aware of Ax-com-in…
The same awareness could potentially be reached in time in an entirely democrat/liberal/whatever-the-■■■■-specific world when the nations of the world work together to go to space.
How would Axcom react? …
THATS ALL FOLKS. Now go ahead and tell me how it totally would not go down like that.
Also, yes, i did not include any nations who either don’t exist anymore, or who have basically no roleplay interactions/relations with anyone, such as Music’s faction.