[NRPU] The Dark Ages Roleplay

  • [NRPU] The Dark Ages Roleplay

    Created by Snarkblac / Tom The Turtle


    It is 865, Rome is a distant memory and Charlemagne is dead with his grandsons grappling for his kingdom. What remains is a wild and lawless Europe with pillaging Vikings and invading Muslims yet with this is opportunity and power to be had. In Asia the Tang have reformed China but enemies surround them as a chaotic Asia is ravaged by war. With Rome gone who will survive? The Dark Ages...

    Following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in 395 Europe was plunged into what many have called “The Dark Ages” which was a time of lawlessness and constant war across Europe and the Middle East as the Saxons, Huns, Visigoths, Vandals, Germans and Franks ravage the old order. The Saxons in particular migrated to the British Isles and invaded creating the “Anglo-Saxon”. Meanwhile on the mainland the Franks created a large empire in 481 under King Clovis which quickly became the largest post Roman state. Elsewhere the Byzantines under Justinian reconquered much of the old Roman Empire cementing themselves as the Great Power of the world before plague and famine robbed them of what could have been Rome’s resurrection. In China, warlords and armies battled for supremacy with none claiming the title of “Emperor”.

    Meanwhile in the East, the rising tide of Islam began with Mohammed and his followers subsequently annihilated the Sassanid and Byzantine Empires. Their caliphates stretched from Baghdad to Madrid with the Umayyad Caliphate making it all the way to Tours before being stopped by the armies of Francia led by Charles Martel, grandfather of the Great Charlemagne who would push Francia into its Golden Age.


    Europe in 800 on the eve of Charlemagne’s coronation

    Following Charlemagne’s death in 814, his son, Louis the Pious took over the massive Frank Empire which was racked by civil war as his sons fought amongst themselves for land and title. In 843, the Treaty of Verdun led to the division of Francia splitting it into East, West and Middle which brought a tense peace among the three brothers.

    Now it is 865… with Rome a distant memory and Charlemagne dead, chaos and unease has once again crept back into Europe. The Vikings have begun to raid deep into Europe with the British Isles being attacked by the Great Heathen Army led by Ubba, Guthrum and Ivar the Boneless. The dream of an United England within Wessex now faces the darkest days of the Dark Ages. The Abbasid Dynasty is seemingly invincible as the Byzantines and Asturias hold back the unstoppable tide. In India a fractured region is a battleground between countless states. While the Tang hold firm they also are surrounded by war and slaughter. With this who will survive the Dark Ages?


    Frankish Family

    Highlighted are who currently is ruling in 865

    Charlemagne - died in 814

    ⬇️ His son, Louis the Pious succeeds him

    Louis the Pious - died in 840 all three sons succeed him and split his kingdom


    Lothair I

    Louis II the German

    Charles the Bald

    Lothair I - died in 855 Middle Francia

    ⬇️ Sons

    Lothair II - King of Middle Francia

    Louis II the Younger - King of Italy subservient to his older brother after war

    Charles of Provence - died in 863

    Louis II the German East Francia

    ⬇️ Sons

    Carloman of Bavaria

    Charles the Bald West Francia

    ⬇️ Many


    Landswap Map



    If you are interested in joining this RP, Follow the Discord Link to apply. The Map is created and Landswap has begun!


    "Unity and Loyalty Above All"

    My Youtube Channel is linked in the thumbnail :)


    The New Roleplayers Union Discord is linked to the Banner. Feel free to drop by and say hello 8)


  • Just a quick update on this RP, We are currently in the landswap phase of day 6. Setup goes well.


    Currently We are still looking for the following nations to be filled:

    Kingdom of Connacht (Irish kingdom)
    Kingdom of Munster (Irish kingdom)

    Saffarid Dynasty (Muslim Tribe in Afghanistan)
    Rustamid Dynasty (Muslim Tribe in Southern Algeria)

    Kingdom of Aksum (Ethiopia)
    Ziyadid Dynasty (Yemen)
    Imamate of Oman (Self Explanatory)

    Khazar Khanate (Turkic Khanate in the Western Steppes)
    Kingdom of Qocho (Turkic Khanate in Uzbekistan)

    Nanzhao (Yunnan)
    Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty (Indian Hindu Kingdom)

    If you are interested in joining, just follow the link on the above thread.

    "Unity and Loyalty Above All"

    My Youtube Channel is linked in the thumbnail :)


    The New Roleplayers Union Discord is linked to the Banner. Feel free to drop by and say hello 8)