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Imperia Great Houses

Discussion in 'Imperia History' started by Texashawk, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Texashawk

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    Hey all!

    One of the major changes from the first Imperia is the concept of Houses. This is no minor change; it will fundamentally change the way you as the Emperor will play the game. There are 3 different types of Houses : Great Houses, Minor Houses, and common Houses. There will only be 5 Great Houses in any one game (out of 10 written) and there will only be 10 Minor Houses (out of 20). Common Houses are generated procedurally and represent 'normal' Houses with no special history, talent, or resources, and there will be 70-80 of these per game.

    To give you an example of a Great House we are working on, here's a bio of House Hawken: We will explain the significance of the values in a dev diary that I will post tomorrow. For now, enjoy!

    HOUSE HAWKEN
    FOUNDED: 2940
    RANK: Great House
    LEADER TITLE: Grand Duke
    HOUSE SEAT: Illitch
    HISTORY: One of the newer Houses, they rose to power in 2940, when the young Octavius Hawken discovered a way to convert aluminum to keramium, an incredibly light and strong substance that could be used to coat traditional metals, but provide incredible protection using only 1/10 of the metal required. Naturally, this cut down tremendously on costs, particularly with aircraft and military craft, as well as lessen the stresses on starships. The House, as a result of this discovery and a savvy negotiation with the War Prime of the time, resulted in the House being given a tremendous grant for further research on their House seat of Illitch. As a result, over the last 110 years the House has been given over to war research for the Empire, to the disgust and some fear of the other Houses. They are also the only House that is allowed a personal military, for purposes of experimentation. The current leader, Grand Duke Altus Hawken, is seen as somewhat more expansionist then his predecessors, and with the idea that his House is ‘new money’, is watched with equal parts scorn and trepidation. The affiliation of the House means that the War Prime is heavily influenced by this House, which could lead to trouble should the House move too far away from the Emperor.
    RIVAL HOUSE: House Horlock
    TRADITION VALUES (out of 100)
    • SCIENCE: 80
    • HIGH TECH: 70
    • GOVERNMENT: 35
    • MANUFACTURING: 35
    • WAR: 20
    • TRADE: 15
    • FARMING: 5
    • MINING: 10
    SECTOR SPECIALTY: SCIENCE
    PERSONALITY: VERY BENEVOLENT
    STABILITY: VERY STABLE
    WEALTH: AFFLUENT
    AMBITION: CONTENT
    TRAIT #1: HAS EMPEROR FAVOR +
    TRAIT #2: IS WEALTHY ++
    TRAIT #3: IS SCIENCE PRIME +++
     
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