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  * The Rus are part of one of the major Principalities or perhaps even the ruler of a small or tributary Principality. Playes should choose one for their character. They are [[orthodox|Orthodox Christians]] and part of the [[the orthodox states|Orthodox States]] faction.   * The Rus are part of one of the major Principalities or perhaps even the ruler of a small or tributary Principality. Playes should choose one for their character. They are [[orthodox|Orthodox Christians]] and part of the [[the orthodox states|Orthodox States]] faction.
-  * Rus characters start with a +1 bonus to either their [[chargen#survival|Survival]] or [[chargen#fighting|Fighting]] skill. Note that this can take you to Rank 6 in the skill. When submitting your character sheet please note whether you have included this bonus already or not.+  * Rus characters start with a +1 bonus to either their [[chargen#survival|Survival]] or [[chargen#fighting|Fighting]] skill. This means that the first rank of the chosen skill comes free - if you wish to have the skill at a higher rank, it simply costs one point cheaper.
  * Rus characters have access to [[Symbolic]], as well as [[Hedge]] Magic and [[Witchcraft]].   * Rus characters have access to [[Symbolic]], as well as [[Hedge]] Magic and [[Witchcraft]].
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Having been officially converted some two centuries before, the Rus are Orthodox Christians and in that time it seems all traces of paganism have disappeared. Not as pious as the Georgians, the Rus are still know for their resolute faith. Having been officially converted some two centuries before, the Rus are Orthodox Christians and in that time it seems all traces of paganism have disappeared. Not as pious as the Georgians, the Rus are still know for their resolute faith.
-Paganism still exists, to a degree - a handful of stories remain and there are practicioners of hedge wizardry and witchcraft. Even though the traces are few, much can still happen.+Paganism still exists, to a degree - a handful of stories remain and there are practicioners of hedge wizardry and witchcraft. Even though the traces are few, much can still happen. It has even been said that the lands of the Rus are now broken as they accepted Christianity, and that a return to the darker, pagan ways would bring about a stronger, more powerful Rus, capable of conquest far beyond the lands where they now live.
//Religion is not necessarily the core and cornerstone of a Rus characters - it is more as a part of everyday life.// //Religion is not necessarily the core and cornerstone of a Rus characters - it is more as a part of everyday life.//
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===Vladimir-Suzdal=== ===Vladimir-Suzdal===
-Vladimir-Suzdal is the most powerful of the Rus Principalities, ruled from Rostov, Smolensk and Vladimir by Prince Vsevolod the Big Next and his many sons with an iron fist. A capable general and prudent politician, Vsevolod has worked to consolidate many of the former provinces of the united Kievan Rus.+Vladimir-Suzdal is the most powerful of the Rus Principalities, ruled from Rostov, Smolensk and Vladimir by Prince Vsevolod the Big Nest and his many sons and daughters with an iron fist. A capable general and prudent politician, Vsevolod has worked to consolidate many of the former provinces of the united Kievan Rus.
-He has even displayed acts of terror in razing to the ground a number of towns who would not submit to his rule. For now, his conquets have paused, but there is little doubt that he may wish to plant his sons on the thrones of all the Rus Principalities.+He has even displayed acts of terror in razing to the ground a number of towns who would not submit to his rule. For now, his conquets have paused, but there is little doubt that he may wish to plant his sons and daughters on the thrones of all the Rus Principalities. His eldest, Xenia, is an extremely capable leader in her own right and has been influential in helping bring into line the conquered provinces.
Keen warriors, the Vladimirans are also capable traders and have an interest in promoting the expansion of the Church in their territories. Keen warriors, the Vladimirans are also capable traders and have an interest in promoting the expansion of the Church in their territories.
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Keen traders like the Novgorodians, the Galicians maintain a well-organised military force in order to protect themselves from the neighbouring Lithuanians, Poles and Hungarians who are a greater threat than the Rus squabbles. Keen traders like the Novgorodians, the Galicians maintain a well-organised military force in order to protect themselves from the neighbouring Lithuanians, Poles and Hungarians who are a greater threat than the Rus squabbles.
 +==== Cities of the Rus ====
 +The city of [[cities#Kiev]], while no longer ruling a large principality, is nevertheless a place of greatness.
==== The Holy Land ==== ==== The Holy Land ====
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