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'''The Displaced''' are one of the nine empires vying for the control over [[Gamers:Countermay | Countermay]].
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'''The Displaced''' are one of the nine factions vying for the control over [[Countermay]].
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
"[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(nuclear_test) July 16, 1945]. Los Alamos, New Mexico. No one knew what would happen when the US Army tested with world’s first atomic bomb. Many feared the explosion would trigger a chain reaction and ignite the atmosphere… which is exactly what happened. Fire consumed the sky, and when it burned away, it was night and the stars were wrong. There was no communication from outside the base, no communication from Washington. Disoriented, the army sent out scouts to investigate, scouts who blundered into the advancing army of the [[Cult of Shad-Hujem|Hujem]], led by the God-King astride an ancient dragon. Panicking, the GIs fired upon this bizarre enemy, killing the dragon, decimating the Hujem, and unwittingly upsetting the balance of power in Countermay. They’ve inadvertently found themselves enmeshed in world affairs ever since. Possessed of the most advanced technology in the world, but unable to replace spent ordnance or fuel for their weapons and machine, these “displaced” Americans established relations with the other powers of this strange world while they searched for a way home. Today, some thirty years later, the Displaced have adapted, marrying local girls and dabbling in magic. The old guard is still searching for that way home. But their offspring, products of intermarriage with the locals (human and non-human), accept their fate as one of the Nine Empires of Countermay. They’ve known no other home."<ref>Vancil, Matt, and Nathan Rice. ''Romance of the Nine Empires: Rules of Play''. Edited by Jeff Quick, Alderac Entertainment Group, 2013.</ref>
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The first detonation of a nuclear device was conducted by the United States Army at the secret "Trinity" test site near Los Alamos, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(nuclear_test)</ref> During this test, the drop zone and most of the nearby military base camp—and all staff present—were burned away from their place on Earth and transported to Countermay.  
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These "displaced" American GIs lost all contact with outside command and sent scouts to investigate their new environment. Their scouts encountered the [[Cult of Shad-Hujem|Hujem]] army, led by [[God-King Shad-Hujem]] himself riding an ancient dragon. Panicking, the scouts fired on the unfamiliar, otherworldly forces, killing the dragon and dealing a tough blow to the Hujem, tipping the War of the God King against the cult and their allies in [[Merchants of Esh|Esh]] and the Unseelie [[The Tuatha|Tuatha]].
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Following the leadership of [[Simm Buxtehude]] of [[Kingdom of Holden|Holden]], the Displaced allied with [[Magocracy of Arcanix|Arcanix]], Holden, [[Protectorate of Malchior|Malchior]], the [[Ord]], and the Seelie Tuatha against the God-King's forces. While  Buxtehude and the Seelie prince [[Tuatha Dundareel|Dundareel]] tricked their enemies to direct their forces elsewhere, the alliance smuggled the Displaced's only remaining city-killing bomb into the God-King's presence, subsequently vaporizing Shad-Hujem and burying the Godhead Seat under a mountain of stone.
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Despite their small size, the Displaced have been involved in major events of Countermay since their arrival. While their technology is some of the most advanced in the world, they are unable to replenish ordnance and fuel for their weapons and machines. Thirty years on, the Displaced have adapted to their new existence, marrying local women and learning magic. The founding generation still search for a way to return home, but their children, both human and half-human, have known no other home and accept their place as one of the major factions of Countermay.<ref name="rules">Vancil, Matt, and Nathan Rice. ''Romance of the Nine Empires: Rules of Play''. Edited by Jeff Quick, Alderac</ref>
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== Fictional Card Game ==
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[[Romance of the Nine Empires US Nationals 2013|2013 R9E US National tournament]] quarterfinalist Jason O’Reilly played a Displaced deck.<ref name="rules" />
  
 
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==External Links==
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<li>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(nuclear_test) Trinity (nuclear test) on Wikipedia]
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[[Category:Countermay]]

Latest revision as of 12:42, 26 June 2020

Logo of the Displaced faction in the Romance of the Nine Empires card game

The Displaced are one of the nine factions vying for the control over Countermay.

History

The first detonation of a nuclear device was conducted by the United States Army at the secret "Trinity" test site near Los Alamos, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project.[1] During this test, the drop zone and most of the nearby military base camp—and all staff present—were burned away from their place on Earth and transported to Countermay.

These "displaced" American GIs lost all contact with outside command and sent scouts to investigate their new environment. Their scouts encountered the Hujem army, led by God-King Shad-Hujem himself riding an ancient dragon. Panicking, the scouts fired on the unfamiliar, otherworldly forces, killing the dragon and dealing a tough blow to the Hujem, tipping the War of the God King against the cult and their allies in Esh and the Unseelie Tuatha.

Following the leadership of Simm Buxtehude of Holden, the Displaced allied with Arcanix, Holden, Malchior, the Ord, and the Seelie Tuatha against the God-King's forces. While Buxtehude and the Seelie prince Dundareel tricked their enemies to direct their forces elsewhere, the alliance smuggled the Displaced's only remaining city-killing bomb into the God-King's presence, subsequently vaporizing Shad-Hujem and burying the Godhead Seat under a mountain of stone.

Despite their small size, the Displaced have been involved in major events of Countermay since their arrival. While their technology is some of the most advanced in the world, they are unable to replenish ordnance and fuel for their weapons and machines. Thirty years on, the Displaced have adapted to their new existence, marrying local women and learning magic. The founding generation still search for a way to return home, but their children, both human and half-human, have known no other home and accept their place as one of the major factions of Countermay.[2]

Fictional Card Game

2013 R9E US National tournament quarterfinalist Jason O’Reilly played a Displaced deck.[2]

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(nuclear_test)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vancil, Matt, and Nathan Rice. Romance of the Nine Empires: Rules of Play. Edited by Jeff Quick, Alderac

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