Welcome to the Vulpine Imperium!
The Vulpine Imperium¬© is a fully-interactive Redwall-based online club. Members will join ships, submit to the captain's cruel whimsy, and partake of humourous and entertaining distractions while serving, er, spending time in the club. There is a large and sprawling town wherein are found such staples as an apothecary, a bank, various shops, and a dock.
But be forewarned - failure to perform your tasks properly (or with the proper decorum!) will get you thrown in the brig. Ships can leave the port and have adventures, or stick around to help out with more domestic things. Go to the status page to see what we've accomplished so far, and may the the blessings of His Grace the Emperor tumble down upon you like a golden fog.
Prominent Citizens1. wolf bite
2. Calantorntain S. Pickwic
3. Zagger Z. Rath
4. Kenshin R. Bladedart
5. Methalor Xanthir
6. Vulpera C. Errul
7. Alfanr Arildson
8. Sindri Eklund
9. IronPaw R. SkarBlade
10. Terren Fertonholt
Top Corporations1. Crooked Coffers, Inc.
2. Kreehold Barracks
3. Sharptooths INC.
4. Ye Olde Berries
5. The Director's Men.
7. Fogey Police Force
8. Chattels Real, Inc.
9. Manipulating the Economy
10. Kaiba Corp.
Game Events: Thee End of Maelstrom - Expanding Horizons
Notempre 4, Yr. 1733, 9:49 pm
Over the course of the last year, the Imperium has been accosted by the anarchist group known as Maelstrom. On the stormy day of Macabre the 18th, the Maelstrom cowards kidnapped several more beasts of note, including such notable characters as: Tandor Slemm, the mayor, Nadia Darkon, Captain of the Stoatorian Guard, Mackenroe V. Rokford, Captain of the Skeered of Nothing, Kaiea Malikus, Blademaster of the Unsmudgables, and Caden Freemont, son of MinoWar Nuori Sken. Negotiations went south as the news of Cadenís assumed death by fire** reached the stand-off in Red Oak Place, and several outgoing members of the Imperiumís delegation were shot down. Biding their time, Nuori forced a strategic retreat. With this, broke all out chaos as the Maelstrom dogs poured over the city in a wave of fire, filth, and fighting.
The Stoatorian Guard kept to several barricades placed throughout the city, a key factor in pushing down the well-trained Maelstrom beasts. First, however, to take the brunt of the attack were the Grey Guard, fulfilling their intended purpose as the peopleís militia. Also present throughout the city were the elite forces of MAUL and the Unsmudgables, both as strike-teams and clean-up squads. At the apex of the fighting, throughout the pouring rain, came the final battle of Ash Prophet and Bronze Fang, within a secluded warehouse. Exposed in his final moments as Murkle Mack, dreaded Captain of the Red Vengeance and starter of the Bronze Fang legend, Ash Prophet burned his face with the bronze mask.
However, within the Harbour, the fighting only intensified. The Golden Hide, and several other Imperial ships fought against Maelstrom sloops, which exploded at while in close proximity to the other vessels. Carrying decoys of Bronze Fang, they hoped to keep the mystery of his identity at large.
As the last holdouts of Maelstrom fled to a Fort at the Imperial Jetty, the MinoWar personally saw to the destruction of the anarchists stationed within. As the clouds broke and the sun set on the Harbour, Nuori gave the order to fire upon the fort. Exploding in great plumes of flame, rock, and gore, the last of the Maelstrom threat was extinguished.
In the aftermath, the last traitors would be rounded up for the noose, and the streets cleared of bodies and blood. Sken was reunited with her son at the Ministry of War building. Captain Rokford escaped his kidnapping with his life, though barely as he was flung from the roof of the Bully Harbour Opera House. He has since been promoted to Admiral of the Navy, where he will work the rest of his days pushing papers and hopefully Not Having To Move So Much. Kaiea Malikus was promoted to Captain of the Skeered in Rokfordís stead.
With their largest threat taken care of, the Imperium now seeks to expand its borders, and find the waters of the world far more inviting than they first thought. With all of its flagships refitted and remodeled, they set out on their own tasks, expanding the reach of His Majesty the Emperor.
**This news had been delivered on the destruction of the last known whereabouts of Caden in a plume of fire. Various beasts who had witnessed the event report having seen beasts jumping out of a second floor window before the house exploded into flame. These reports have not yet been confirmed.
Game Events: The Vulpine Imperium: Ten Years Later
Bugs 6, Yr. 1733, 11:12 am
As of this month, The Vulpine Imperium, a website that has become one of the last bastions of activity within the ROC, has been running for a decade.
Together as players we have created and maintained a world of action, adventure, intrigue, emotion, and good, rollicking fun. We have all made characters we are heavily invested in, characters who have become inseparable from the history of the Imperium, each playing an active role in how events of the past ten years have played out.
We have gone through ups and downs in activity and have weathered our fair share of bugs and hacks, but still here we are, writing together and making good, lasting stories. Because that's what we're about here: Storytelling. Together we have created legends, our characters heroes and villains within the constantly intertwining mythos of the Imperium.
And there is much more to come. A new age of the Imperium is beginning, new plans set in motion as we sail into a vast world of discovery and expansion for both the setting of the VI and for our characters. I look forward to sharing in this discovery with each and every one of you, our dedicated writers.
A special and much heartfelt thanks to Retto, our Minister of Innovation, for keeping this site up and running as long as he has. I also thank our admins, both past and present, for preserving a consistent setting and keeping the VI true to its purpose.
Lastly, to all of you who make up our community of players: This place would not be what it is today without your inspiration and creativity. We built this place as a community, and that is how we have endured-- not through the will or power of one, but through our work as a team of writers who are, in my opinion, one of the most supportive, friendly, and close-knit online communities I have encountered.
Let's hear it for the VI! Huzzah!
Server Status: New Host
Soggus 27, Yr. 1733, 6:03 pm
If you're seeing this message, then you're visiting the new host! And the database is loaded properly! And it seems to be hooked up right. Whew! For more details visit the Bilge and Bucket.
Server Status: Host Move
Soggus 27, Yr. 1733, 12:33 pm
The Vulpine Imperium will be moving to a new host this weekend, following some technical difficulties at our current host earlier this week. There may be some downtime, and some posts/changes may be lost (I'll do my best to keep everything intact, though). Thank you all for your patience while we transition!
Game Events: Hide Captain killed in line of duty
Soggus 26, Yr. 1733, 11:57 pm
Captain of The Golden Hide, Aleyah Malik, was killed while on a mission on Coran while she and her crew investigated possible Maelstrom connections on the island. According to reports, the Maelstrom prisoner captured by the crew escaped, then attacked and killed the Captain.
Malik is succeeded in Captaincy by the former First Mate of the Hide, Brek Larks.