I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it. I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it. I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it. I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it. I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it. I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it.I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it. I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it.I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it.I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it.I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it.I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it.I wrote the fucking lore with the girls...I just wanna gear up...il write something later. Lore Character. Deal with it.
Hello there DayzRP community!
Its been a long wait we know, but we are happy to announce that the DayzRP lore wipe is officially here for the beginning of the month! With this new lore we will be doing a lot of different things here on the server so please take your time to figure out your characters, your objectives and how you want to play in this new world.
Let me give you a TLDR of what is going to come. In this lore we will not be following the Bohemian lore from now on. DayzRP will have its own lore seperate from the official ARMA verse Lore. Anything found outside of DAYZRP is no longer canon here on the server. But do not worry, we have plenty of information on what the worlds of Livonia and Chernarus are built upon.
For those that want the basics, and a basic understanding of our lore with ease to read, we recommend that you read the following:
Timeline This is the official DayzRP timeline for the lore here. This is here to provide bite size stories/events that have evolved in the servers to the modern day. Here will show what the world was like and what the world will be in the future. We will continuesly update this thread with news/stories and events that happen in both Chernarus and Livonia. We hope you can fully document the events that happen ig from now to come.
Livonian Whitelist Lore & Chernarus Whitelist Lore : These are the lore pages required to minimally read here to play in DayzRP. Use these along with the timeline as a simple guide to understand "What" the universe we have built for you and also "how" the outbreak come to be. They are simplified for ease but hope they are an enjoyable read. However for you lore junkies we have something a bit more special for you.
History of Chernarus & History of Livonia : This is something that has been requested quiet a bit by the community for a while so we have managed to finally get it sorted. This is a general book for making Chernarussian/Russian/Livionian characters with what the countries are, factions, politics, culture and general history of these countries. While it is optional for players to read this, we highly recommend it for those that wish to play national characters as it serves as a great foundation for all you "national" characters in the lore.
For those that have questions we will be linking the following Guide with FAQ regarding characters and the process staff and the community should follow regarding characters.
Map edits: Throughout the server thanks to the incredible help of the Dev team and volunteers we have been able to create a different chernarus with faction skins, bases locations to try and give a different feel within chernarus. We are hoping that these server changes will continue as the seasons and stories evolve, however the world that we all now play is fairly different to that we have played before.
Factions: As you have been able to see, we have created with the help of members of the community 3 different factions to start off the lore with. Each group has been notified on what needs to be done, how things will work and hopefully give you all an enjoyable time here in DayzRP. The factions at the start are going to be the Russian Federation, Republican Army of Chernarus and the Chernarus Liberation Front . Each with their own agenda and stories for this server.
Now regarding foreign characters, we have made a small optional Tourism guide for those that might struggle to find their way in the lands of Chernarus, now the Republic of Chernarus inside the Russian Federation.
With that all said, and with that all done..We the Loremasters and the DayzRP staff team are happy to introduce you to DayzRP Season one Dying Dayz
"The fields will be sowed with the seeds of our revolution, blooming eternally evergreen, growing in unyielding strength. For the earth has been watered from the bloodshed in the face of unjust oppression and the land has grown hungry, yearning for more. We shall answer it's call, but not with our own. Not any longer."
-Kosma Danoowski (Spring of Nations 1848) Speech after the defeat of the local Prussian Guard in the Capital
Livonia (Ливониа), officially known as the Kingdom of Livonia (under the Queen Elisia Casamir I), is located in the Baltic Regions between the states of Russia (next to Kaliningrad), Belarus (To her south-east), Lithuania (to her north-east) and Poland (to her south-west). A rather small region known for their mass open fields and illustrious forests with the river Biela and Krust with a territory of 45,300 km² and a population of an estimated 7 million people living in the country. Livonia is seen as Europe’s 33rd largest country.
Here is a map representation of were Livonia is located in Europe:
This is the modern-day variant of the Livonian flag. The tricolour of the flag (blue, white and yellow) was first seen in the initial uprising of 1848 during the spring of Revolution, each representing a symbol of Livonian aspirations and desires. The royal insignia of the House of Casamir is a modern-day adaptation and was implemented with the Casamir Restoration of 1992. The blue represents their desire for liberality and independence, a common trait throughout their history. White for harmony and desire of unity of the north and the south and the gold to represent the wealth of the Livonian lands and people.
The people of Livonia have a vast and long history within their lands. While there is little to no information on the Pre-Dark Era, the earliest known written document about Livonia along with Lithuania was in the Quedlinburg Chronicles. These were done by Saint Bruno where they were quoted as the “Litua” in Latin. These people were groups of multiple different tribal groups: “Old Prussian/ Sudovians and some early Lithuanians. The modern day name of Livonia and the Livonian people was first seen by German scholars from the HRE (Holy Roman Empire) for the crusader state known as the Livonian Order and the later known as the Livonian Confederation (They have very little to do with the Livonian order besides their ties to the Teutonic order). However, it was originally seen as part of the territory of the Teutonic Order.
The Sudovians were known as fierce folk, often used as mercenary forces for many nations around the area and especially for the early first “Rus” along with other Germanic clans against the Romans after the fall of the Roman Empire. They were heavily skilled in warfare along with a strong hunter/gatherer upbringing due to the vast forestation and wildlife in the Livonian region, even taking an active part in the Prussian Uprising against the invading Teutonic Crusaders.
Livonia during this period, took part in a series of uprisings against the invading Crusaders and became one of the main frontmen against the invaders, here we see famous legendary figures such as Eliasz Tarnow and Elisia Sephenov, fighting against the invading forces. They met with initial success against the Crusaders, the early “Proto-State” of Livonia was formed in the year 1237. However after multiple rebellions and conflicts, the Teutonic crusaders managed to get the upper hand against the Sudovians with the killing blow at the “Battle of Stokowsko” between Prussian knights and Sudovian foot soldiers in 1283, where finally Eliasz Tarnow was killed on the battlefield. It is said in local legends that as the battle was ending, the last 50 of the soldiers were offered freedom if they would convert as they were surrounded. They were each offered a cross as a sign of conversion only to see them all drop them on the floor and spit on resulting in the known “Horned Stampede” were the remaining 50 men along with Eliasz charged against the Crusader forces as a last act of defiance. This is the mythical reasoning behind the creation of the modern-day version of the flag of Livonia, representing that defiance and warrior culture and a stag from the Tarnow family line
-Teutonic Knights while charging against the Sudovian Forces at the Battle of Stokowsko (1283)
The battle resulted in the annexation of the lands of Livonia into the Teutonic state and the transformation of these lands into Catholic state. With mass German migration, integration and conversion of the locals and mass exiling to make room for the new Germanic population.
After the Prussian Rebellions, Livonia became part of the Teutonic state from the year 1285, part of the crusader state where fortifications were built against the Luthianian and polish borders against external threats of Christianity. Successful at first and with the adaptation of Teutonic tactics into their warrior culture and Christianisation of the lands even production of a Grand Master (Borislav Ottovisk), however it only lasted for so long. In 1577 the Danzig rebellion hit the Teutonic order resulting in war between Danzig and their allies (Poland) and Teutonic forces. It resulted in a loss for the Order and in Poland annexing the territory of Livonia and formed the Duchy of Livonia under the new The Duke Adrian Branzow as a vassal state for the resulting Polish victory against the Teutonic Order.
Livonia formed part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during their union in statehood. It proved to be a period of prosperity and mass migration for within their territories. While Livonia was never fully annexed into the Polish or Lithuanian kingdoms and maintained their feudal lineage of the “Branzow '' it was respected as a semi autonomous state within the Commonwealth. Having the same rights as both of the other nations had during that time. The Livonians began their fortifications (Castles) against the possible invasion threats of the newly created Prussian’s against their borders, along with training of an advanced military of Pikemen to combat alongside the Polish Winged Hussars. In this period, the castle of Branzow was constructed along with other castles in Livonia on the Prussian Border.
Livonia formed part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during their union in statehood. It proved to be a period of prosperity and mass migration for within their territories. While Livonia was never fully annexed into the Polish or Lithuanian kingdoms and maintained their feudal lineage of the “Branzow” it was respected as a semi-autonomous state within the Commonwealth. Having the same rights as both other nations had during that time. The Livonians began their fortifications (castles) against the possible invasion threats of the newly created Prussian’s against their borders, along with training of an advanced military of pikemen to combat alongside the Polish Winged Hussars. In this period, the castle of Branzow was constructed along with other castles in Livonia on the Prussian border.
Livonia also in this period became an important trade node within the Commonwealth, a centerpoint between both the Lithuanian Capital and the Polish Capital of Warsaw and the Biela river, connecting important trade-cities such as Topolin and Sitnik. Much of the trade from within the empire had to come from their territories, especially through the newly formed capital of Andrzejow. It was a period of prosperity for the region, where many of the cities would have mass growth and trade roots would be established within the region. Livonia was a major producer of iron/cattle and grain for the Commonwealth due to their vast fields and rich iron sources within their territory. They became a major supplier for the war efforts within the Commonwealth, especially in the territories north near the Lithuanian border and the rich fields of Nadbór.
Soldiers and trade were vital in many wars that went through the region. The infamous northern wars between The Polish Commonwealth, Russian and Denmark against Sweden and also the religious wars in the HRE, Livonia maintained their warrior culture traditions and were infamous for their pikemen and soldiers. Forming mercenary groups such as the Hajduk (not to be confused with the Polish Hadjuk), the Czerwony Orzeł (shot and pike unites) and Zółty Jeleń (mercenary unite directly hired to protect the Duke of Livonia). These were some of the major mercenary groups from within Livonia, well trained soldiers who not only fought for the Commonwealth, but were rather popularly recruited by other states during wars. The Livonian people maintained their reputation as warriors, not on the level of the hussars but with their tactical skills on the battlefield, but in the end, they found themselves along with Poland and the HRE (Holy Roman Empires) on the side of the Catholic League fighting in iconic battles such as the battle of Humenné and the battle of Frankfurt an der Oder.
However, this period of prosperity would only last so long. As the Commonwealth would begin to decline, so would the “autonomy” of the region itself. States such as the newly formed Russian Empire and Prussia would show great interest in the region. Russia due to its trade ties inland and Prussia due to its connections with her mythic Prussian lands. As the Commonwealth began to fall, the lands of Livonia were finally split up with their old rival and a new power in the region (Russia) in 1795. where the north-east would form part of the Russian Empire and the south-west would form part of the new Prussian state.
From the separation of the lands in 1795, Livonia began a cultural identity crisis from within their lands. With their territory split between two major forces, the people were split into two separate blocks. The south block formed part of the Prussian state where the north would form part of the Russian Empire. With attempts from both ends to indoctrinate the Livonian people into each state's culture, there was a common misunderstanding from both ends that believed that Livonia was just another “Polish” territory. However, this division of statehood would only last for a short period of time as once the French revolution hit Europe, as part of the treaties of Tilsit (1807) where Livonia (united) was her own independent kingdom along with the newly formed Duchy of Poland under the ideals of the French Revolution (nation and freedom). In 1808 there was the first ever constitutional monarchy (along with their first ever monarch “Otto Casamir I”) upholding the ideals that revolution. This freedom however only lasted for so long as once the Napoleonic Empire fell, pre-revolution borders of Livonia were drawn once more, resulting in divided people with the elimination of the newly formed constitution.
But the ideas of the revolution and nationalism did not leave the hearts of the Livonian people. Like many other countries that were part of the Napoleonic Empire, the changes implemented into Livonian lands had already taken their toll. The idea of a “united” and independent Livonia stretched through both ends, taking great influence from the Germanic Romanticism movement. The concept of a Livonian state began along with the rebirth of Livonian literature and translation of old “Prussian/Livonian” texts into modern-day Polish/Russian with the idealization of a Pre-Commonwealth Livonia state with local heroes, legends, myths and battles. It was a cultural booming period of writers within Livonia. But this was mainly seen on the German side. On the Russian side, there was a lot of oppression and heavy attempts to “russianize” the territory as they did with many other territories within the Russian Empire.
During the 19th century, there were multiple nationalist uprisings from within the Livonian territories. The most famous was during the Spring of Nations (The revolutions of 1848 were on both ends Livonian nationalists rose up against their oppressors and attempted to formed a liberal Livonian state, led by famous revolutionaries such as Adrian Czar, Kosma Danoowski and Sara Brzoza. With initial success and supporting the Polish revolutionaries, these people wanted to bring back the initial constitution of 1808, along with the restoration of the monarchy under Friedrich Casamir (son of Otto Casamir).
-Flags of the Revolutionary Countries 1848
It seemed that there was going to be a free Livonia. However, once the Polish rebels from within Prussia fell, the Holy Alliance (Russia and Prussia) joined forces and squashed the rebel forces resulting in mass execution for the rebel leaders that rose up against their overlords. Sara Brzoza, a woman revolutionary and lover of Adrian Czar is treated as a martyr till this day in Livonian culture for her participation in the war and her literature during her imprisonment:
“Nations, unity and freedom should not be dictated by Kings and Emperors they should be dictated by equal men.”
-Sara Brzoza, During her imprisonment in Saint Petersburg 1851
Depending on the region inside Livonia, the industrial revolution did not properly hit Livonia like the rest of Europe. Since her territories were split between Prussia (in the future Germany) and the Russian Empire, there was a minor scale industrialisation on the German side of the border. Due to the connection to the Biela river, trade still flew in from Königsberg (now actual Kaliningrad) and the discovery of coal mines near the capital. Coal was transported through the Biela river up to Königsberg. Bit by bit, the south end of Livonia became a coal source for within the German Empire with the first railroads constructed (1861) between the capital of Andrzejow and the mining sector to the south following up to Biela river finally to Königsberg. The first ever city-to-city railroad (the Andrzejow Line) in 1891 was a continuation of the imperial railroad that connected from mainland Prussia all the way into Russian controlled Livonia to the city of Stokowsko and from there up the Baltic coasts. This was to ease transportation between both empires to show off both German and Russian might of the era. It was also seen in the nationalists’ point of view as further unification of the lands and ease of communication and travel for the Livonian people..
-First car production lines in Livionia in the Capital Andrzejow
However, the north end of Livonia did not feel the effects of the industrial revolution. There were some basic iron/steelwork factories that were built to the northern borders to make steel and iron, but much of the production was sent into the Russian homeland. The north focused on a more agricultural effort. Focusing on their cattle (mainly the local breed of cows) and grain and potatoes for the empire, producing 9% of the national grain income and a 5% in the potato production in Russia.
During this period of “industrialisation” within the territory of Livonia, the nationalist/liberal movements inside the country had taken multiple drastic changes. Due to the lack of industrialisation on both sides of the territory, most of Livonia did not have a “strong” Marxist movement inside the country. As most parties were banned from within the Russian border and movements were censored, a lot of the nationalist/workers/liberal movements for Livonia happened from within the German side of the country. Parties such as the Przywrócenie Kazimierza (Casamir restoration; A monarchical party trying to restore the Casamir dynasty), the Partia Demokratycznej Wolności (PDW; Democratic Liberal Party), Livonian Ruch Społeczno-Marksistowski (LRSM; Livonian Social-Marxists Movement) were major players in the south, while in the north -in the Russian controlled territory-there was a heavy anarcho-communist movement. A far more violent movement than in the south end of Livonia such as infamous groups called the Czarna Ręka (The black hand) and the Dzikie Orły (Feral Eagles; an extremely strong anarchist Anti-Russian militia)
On the Russian side of the border, they suffered multiple terror themed attacks inspired by Russian anarcho-communism, attacking both ends of the border. The Dzikie Orly being one of the more violent groups in the region, responsible up to 2000 recorded deaths from their initial creation in 1856 to their eventual disbandment in 1901 were they grouped up with the Czarna Ręka focusing more on an anarchist Livonian state, rather than anarcho-communism. This was a period of oppression but steady radicalisation within Livonia, only to finally bear fruit once the great war began.
Livonia found herself fighting against each other during the Great War. Both sides of the same coin, they found themselves drafted to fight opposite ends both with the promise of freedom. The German side promising an independent Livonian state with the reinstatement of the Casamir dynasty and the Russians promising a new Duchy with a local war hero put as head of state. Livonia found herself as one of the major battlefields in the war in itself. Its territory open fields and very little mountain terrain.
Livonia was a prime example for mobile warfare between the Russian and German states, constantly under attack from the north-west side of the Prussian border and invasions coming from the south. The Biela river had a huge strategic importance for both ends as it was a source into the Prussian homeland and a defensive position for the Russian empire to stop the advance into the Baltics and their iron reserves. The war was a constant back and forth, like most of the eastern front. However, in the year 1915 it was clear, trench warfare was going to be the outcome for most of the war. Towns and cities such as Gliniska and Brena became important Russian strongholds in the region, while cities such as Murantyn and Topolin became German strongholds with the formations of a series of trenches networking all the way from Topolin up to Sitnik.
-The Livonian Forces massing for the Russian Front Tarnow (1915)
Eventually with the outbreak of the Russian Revolution and the moral of the Russian Army flustering, the German Army managed to break through the entrenched Russian forces and push past the river, eventually managing to conquer all of the Livonian territory resulting in finally unification of the Livonian peoples under 1 banner. The formation of the Livonian state became official in the treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918) resulting in the creation of the Kingdom of Livonia underneath the Great Great Grandson of Otto Casamir (Otto Casamir II) as new king of Livonia. Here they also made the constitution of 1918, following the ideals of the constitution of 1907 but adding universal suffrage (male), freedom of expression, meeting and movement and the recognition of a parliamentary government under the influence of the German State (Parties such as the PDW, PK, LRSM and the newly founded PRC (Communist party)). Livonia’s National independence came on April 18th of 1918 but her official independence day is May 27th. Her first official Party was led by the PDW under their first president Levig Konosow.
The newly formed state also had formed their official national military the LDF (Livonian Defence Force) and began using the German Papiermark (Later known as the Reichsmark) as official currency for Livonia due to her Economical ties to Germany. They were sided on the side of the Central Powers during the war, but did not actively take part in the war due to the creation of statehood.
As the war ended and in the Treaty of Versailles, Livonia was recognised by the Entente as an independent state and was able to keep the borders that were drawn after the treaty of Brest-Litovsk. However from the conception of her independence, Livonia found herself already at threat from external invasion by the newly formed USSR and the invasion of Poland (Polish-Soviet war of 1919-1920). Livonia even though her territories at that moment were not in threat joined with the Polish alliance against the newly formed Revolutionary Army and fought against them in the battle of Warsaw. Supporting their former brothers in arms in a bloody battle that ended in Polish victory. With the war ending, Poland recognised Sovereignty` of Livonia and the forced recognition by the Soviet Union of the Livonian State. Livonia also found themselves after the war with the newly formed USSR as an invited member into the League of Nations.
-Livonian Defence Force (LDF) in the fields of Warsaw before the Revolutionary Army Offensive (1920)
One of the main interesting factors of Livonia is her time during The Great Depression. Like Poland, the country was originally hit hard by the economical crisis however the country itself recovered rather quickly thanks to the support of their fellow Baltic countries and Poland itself coming out of the depression with a stable economy.
Livonia during this period of time became one of eastern Europe's Becons of democracy off the former Russian states. Taking influence on the style of Goverment in Czechoslovakia, however it was not without her troubles during that period. Like the rest of Europe, due to the Great Depression there was a rise in the Radicalisation of both political spectrums. On the Left the PRC (Livonian Komunistyczna Partia) with the support of the USSR found great strides down south in the industrialised sectors of Livonia, especially along the River cities. While up in the north (And some parts of the south) they would see the creation of Paramilitary/Nationalistic/Religious groups that would be radicalised in the defence of Livonia. Groups known as the Wiara i Dziedzictwo (WD "Faith and Heritage"), an extreme monarchical organisation in favour of an absolute monarchy and preservation of the Catholic Faith/Livonian Traditions of the king and the Liga Nowych Ludów (LNL "New Peoples League") A Proto-Livonian Paramilitary organisation that was influenced by Italian Fascism and Germany and the intent in keeping an independent and free Livonia.
Livonia, like Poland was threatened on each end of Europe. From one side, the USSR wished to regain her old borders and reclaim her territories of Northern Livonia and in addition south Liviona also, forming a Communist Republic under the ideals of the USSR. On her western front, she found herself also part of a territorial claim of the newly formed German Reich. With a small population of Germans living on the borders of Königsberg, Germany had promised to protect all Germans and to unite all Germans under one banner also with the ties to the Teutonic Order and the old Prussian lands, German saw Livonia as Lebensraum and a core part of "Greater Germany". With all these enemies from within and outside Livonia found herself allying with Poland in a mutual defensive pact while also finding themselves pushing themselves closer to the Entente and forming an alliance with Great Britain and France after a failed attempt to unite all Baltic states under one strong banner against any external threat.
As the war Began, and with the invasion of Poland, Livonia kept their promise of mutual defence and declared war against Germany also. However, even though the Livonian like the Polish Troops defended their territory with honour due to the far more advanced German tactics and then the future help of the USSR, both Livonia and Poland found themselves fully occupied and annexed into each state. Livonia lasted only a couple of weeks after the fall of Warsaw but finally surrendered as the German Troops were beginning to siege Andrzejow. They officially surrendered on October 17th of 1939. As part of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Livonia found herself fully part of the official "Greater Germany" and had enforced and placed the Nazi Party in full control of the region itself with the elimination and persecution of all former Livonian diplomatic/Armed forces ties to the country. The King and important political figures had managed to Flee the country thanks to the help of brave soldiers of the LDF and managed to flee to Great Britian, shown as a symbol of a resistance leaders of occupied Livonia.
-Resistance efforts and enforced repression by German troops on an Anarchist Hideout (1943)
However Livonias fight in the war did not end there. Groups such as the PRC, Dzikie Orły, Czarna Reka and ironically the Liga Nowych Ludów found themselves as strong resistance groups against the occupation of Livonia, coursing violence against the German occupiers, destroying infrastructure, communication lines and murder of high value targets throughout the lands. Each with their own course and motives behind it, but united against the German Occupation. The most important uprising was the communist, what had been steadily been growing support through an underground network though the years of occupation, with that there was an uprising in Livonia in September 1944 with support of the Red Army against the Occupiers in the city of Stokowsko what later spread to the Capital as a means of attempt to bring the Communist Revolution to Livonia and join forces with the Red Army, inspired by the uprising in Warsaw earlier that year. Unlike the uprising in Warsaw, the Communists found far greater success in the uprising and managed to capture the cities and hold them until Red Army forces could further solidify their grasp on the Nation. From here, was the birth of the First Soviet Socialist Republic of Livonia (Livonian Radziecka Republika Socjalistyczna) otherwise known as the LRRS)
As the war came to an end in Europe and with the new rise of power in Livonia. Many former Rebel cells inside Livonia (such as the Paramilitary Wing and the Anarchists) found themselves going underneath further oppression and made illegal within Livonia with the new rule of a Soviet influenced Government and with the continued exile of the King and former war cabinet. This did not come without Diplomatic disapproval of the allied nations as the return of the king was a promise of the allied powers to Livonia, but it became a sacrifice in Soviet appeasement after the end of the war, with the King Ending up living the rest of his life with his family in Austin Texas Livonia became a prime example of a state under Soviet control and influence and even formed part of the Warsaw Pact, becoming firmly part of the 2nd world.
Livonia did suffer though through the change of course during this period. Many of the rebel groups inside Livonia where still heavily armed organisations and continued to course extreme amounts of trouble for Livonia during these many years of rule within the Soviet Block. The most active groups (Terror wise) were the Dzikie Orły and Liga Nowych Ludów, both of these groups heavily armed and classified as terror groups underneath the Soviet Regime. During this time-phrame, they would see multiple attacks on the north and also along towns and cities in Livonia. The LNL being the most violent this time period was known as the "Winged Terror" attacks such as the bombing in Kolembrody (1975) or the mass shooting of 12 police officers in Sitnik by the in Dzikie Orły (1984). However the most violent one was carried out in December 14th 1951 by the LNL where there was an attempted coup d'État with the help of former sympathetic generals of the Livonian Army in the Parliamentary building, this resulted in a standoff and firefight between the Soviet forces and the the LRL. In the end after negotiations broke down, the Red Army Forces stormed into the Parliamentary building, but it resulted in the deaths of 23 politicians, 13 army personal, 32 civilians and policeman and 13 members of the LRL with another 23 arrests, all resulting in a swift execution after their attempts in a Coup d'État, to this day the events known as Krwawy piątek (Bloody Friday)
But not every movement inside Livonia was Violent. Many political parties went underground or operated outside the country, many groups setting up newspapers in countries such as France, America, Great Britian and even West Germany at the time. Even through all these hardships, Livonian began a heavy period of industrialisation in their lands. The new communist party taking advantage of the already put in place infrastructure and networking within Livonia, she became one of the more heavily industrialised states within the Warsaw Pact, recovering rather quickly from WWII. This also found the redesign of gridwork cities within Livonia, construction of Soviet Styled and themed building blocks and cities through the Livonian lands, while also trying to maintain their illustrious countryside (Used by the Soviet Union and the Livonian Defence force as practice grounds for training their troops on open tertains). This was a time of progress, slow and corrupt within Livonia, but a stable progress the country had not seen for many years. But every Empire has to fall, and soon it was time fo the end of the Communist Regime.
Unlike their neighbors to the southwest, Livonia took a cautious approach to post-Soviet politics. In the wake of Glasnost, Perestroika, and the dissolvement of the Soviet Union, Livonia held its first free parliamentary elections in 1991, two years after other countries in the region began their own political discourse. Previously suppressed political ideologies began resurfacing, though the long-standing rule of communism in the region drove the country towards a rise in democratic and monarchial ideas. This political push in Livonia saw the establishment of a Constitutional Monarchy by the year 1995. Stepping into power together, the Casamir dynasty, under King Gustav Casamir, and the Partia Demokratycznej Wolności began Livonia’s transition from a country crippled by the Soviet Union to a thriving, active democracy.
Following the close of the 20th century, Livonia stepped into the realm of European politics confidently, joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on June 4, 2000 in a bid to strengthen their military and their relationships with allies worldwide. In this time, the country also witnessed its first peaceful transition of power, as Queen Elisia Casamir I stepped in to fill the vacuum left by the natural death of King Gustav Casamir. Under Queen Elisia, Livonia thrived whilst undergoing massive change. 2004 saw the country’s admittance to the European union alongside neighbors Poland and Lithuania. Now holding membership in two major world organizations, Livonia’s identity shifted, specifically in the rural areas of the country. Rural towns saw their citizens relocated across the Nadbor region and their buildings demolished, turned into simulated war environments for military training for both Livonian and NATO troops. Economy boomed as the Livonian military was hired out to allies for assistance in external conflicts and membership status in the EU slowly began showing its benefits.
The country also underwent a cultural revitalization. In the early 21st century, Livonians returned to their roots with massive support for the monarchy and a resurgence of the Catholic faith. Ultimately, the country was as strong as ever. The monarchy ruled peacefully alongside Parliament and the Catholic church saw a rise to political power in 2007. NATO and the EU saw militaristic and economic booms in the country. Livonians settled into a peaceful and prosperous life, a far cry from the uncertain and dangerous landscapes of just a few decades prior. However, while the country was mostly at peace, not everyone was satisfied. Pockets of political dissonance appeared across the country and whispers of the past surfaced along with them. This dissonance culminated in the first and only major act of violence in the country since 1991. In 2014, an unexpected appearance by the Czarna Reka was accompanied by a plot to assassinate Queen Elisia with a young member of the black hand trying to shoot down the queen during her annual birthday parade throughout the city. With a couple of the guard hurt and one officer killed, After the dust of this would-be assassination settled, Livonia picked up where she left off: a thriving country in eastern Europe however her dark days of anarchistic movements begin to show flourishing throughout the countryside and the cities, leaving a air of doubt throughout the lands.
Hello there Staff team and community
Since that you are all aware at this point. The wipe is going to be out by the next month. Now, with this wipe there is going to be MAJOR changes to what chernarus/Livonia is actually going to be on the server. Most of you have a General TLDR of what it is all about, however this FAQ for the new lore and stuff that you can reference back to if you have any questions about any NEW character pages coming up on the forums. LET THIS BE KNOWN! That the Lore will be progressing each season and each season there could be changes in the server that can allow different forms of characters there also and maybe limit others. Take this into account and make sure you Frequently read this FAQ for future updates. With this said, here are some simple guides for you regarding the new lore:
Will the New Lore be respecting Bohemian/Armaverse Lore?
-No, the New lore will NOT be respecting the Armaverse/Bohemian lore in this current Wipe. ALL lore needed will be provided by the Loremasters (current and future) either on the site or Direct questioning. If people claim something from the ArmaVerse. Unless stated by us or in the Major Country posts/Whitelist lore it is not canon and will result in a denial
Is Chernarus is a separate country?
-No, Chernarus from 2018 is a Republic within the Russian Federation. It is NOT officially a country while the nationalists rebel groups such as CLF (Chernarus Liberation Front) wish to make it independent.
I want to play a Western Soldier (America/Britian/Nato ETC) ACTIVE in Chernarus can I?
- No. In the way the current lore is written there is NO active soldiers from outside of Russia/Chernarus region in South Zagoria. Western Forces are not active here and can NOT state in the lore they have been sent/deployed in Chernarus. Livonia they are allowed to state that western forces are in the country as it is a NATO run country. However this does not downright deny characters who are westerners to begin with. The outbreak has been there for a long time so it is possible that characters could have been on lockdown for a long time in the country, either on holiday, trip, traveling etc...
When did the Outbreak happen? What is the virus?
There are 3 major forms of the outbreak. But the one we are playing in the server is the 3rd wave. Lets be clear here though. The ZOMBIE outbreak did not happen until the 3rd wave as the zombie outbreak is a mutation strain from the original virus. The first outbreak happens in Turkey in 2018. This is a MINOR pandemic outbreak and gains little media attention. It is not the Focus, The MAJOR outbreak is in the 2nd wave that happens in 2019. This is a major outbreak of a virus like the flu and courses mass death AND isolation that coursed a lot of the countries around the world to close their borders. It slowly began to die down at the end of the year but in 2020 rose up again what then mutates into the zombie flu. This examples why there are many quarantine zones throughout Chernarus and Livonia on the Map.
Things to take into account:
Are there Foreign medical aid groups in the country?
No, There is no WHO/Red Cross/Doctors without Borders/Salvation Army (Foreign aid) etc etc within Chernarus or Livonia. Many of the countries themselves will be overwhelmed by their own medical sector and will need all national doctors as possible within the country. Does this mean they can not play medical doctors within the country? No, they CAN play these characters however they can not be SENT within the country at that time to HELP with their Local governments at this time. However this does not mean these doctors can not be STUCK in their countries during these waves. They could have volunteered to help the countries of Chernarus/Livonia during this outbreak but can not be DIRECTLY sent to these countries to help out.
Is the 2009 Civil war still Canon? If so, who won?
The Civil war is still canon. HOWEVER only to the beginning of the Game of the Arma 2 campaign. The events of the game never happen as the US fully pull out from the war. So, the war results in the CHDKZ fully winning the war.
Does the CDF/NAPA/CHDKZ still exist?
No, the CDF was defeated in 2009 during the Civil war and NAPA hunted down and disbanded. While you can "Play" a former character who fought in the war claiming to be NAPA/CDF. This character has to be at least 30 years old. Anybody claiming to have joined the CDF/NAPA after is not canon as they where not a thing. Evolved forms of groups/organisations are allowed (respecting the lore) BUT NOT CDF/NAPA.
The CHDKZ does no longer exist, future groups claiming to be CHDKZ are not accepted/canon. The CHDKZ reformed into the RAC (Republican Army of Chernarus) in 2012 under the lead of Lopotev.
Are any countries at war at the time of the outbreak/Nukes/etc etc with world ending events? Is the world dead?
No, no countries are at war at the time of the pandemic. The pandemic is global and a slow burn. There is no major event, no major nuke, war or anything that courses the infection to go down. A very pessimistic approach to the earths death. Some countries might still (at the time of the lorewipe) be active, but will have their borders shut/closed at the time. The death of this world is a slow quiet one, with the zombie outbreak designed to finish of the rest of humanity.
When we start Day 1 IG, how long have the infected been on the streets?
The fall of society within Chernarus and Livonia has been a long process. But the exact decay and fall of Goverment/society was the final nail in the coffin for these countries. You/Players will be playing into the first couple of weeks into the fall of each respecting region (after a week or so). The flu has been around for a long time and is still feared by society, the zombie outbreak however just as scary to you and is still a relatively a new thing for everyone.
Will Crazy/Cannibal Characters be accepted currently?
At this current stage in the lore, it does not make sense to have crazy/cannibal characters within the server. After time we will begin to allow these types of characters to be played in the server. You can play criminals/hostile characters/psychopaths etc etc...But cannibalistic traits/survival tactics at this CURRENT stage in the lore will not be allowed in the character pages.
How can I get my foreign character in the country/Are the Borders Open?
In each setting, in both Livonia and Chernarus from the get go the eastern world has already fallen. So that would be Russia (Including chernarus), Poland, Livonia, Belarus etc etc. Their borders have already been closed Due to the outbreak seen in 2019 and now the newer one in 2020. From the get go of the lorewipe going live, there is NO border control from this point. HOWEVER it does not make sense currently for western characters coming to the country as they are also dealing with strict no movement laws at this time (Think COVID-19 we are having in the world today).
Does this mean They could have arrived before the outbreak? Yes, they could have been trapped in the country already, but have been trapped already for a decent amount of time due to the outbreak and the infection. Some of you might have stayed from the original outbreak others might have arrived when the borders where reopened. But the borders CLOSE again after signs of the 3rd outbreak. We will allow foreign characters back into the country after a period of time, those traveling around once the world is utterly fucked. HOWEVER at this point it is harder to build these characters.
How do players react to infected?
Infected are still considered "people" who are just sick. Players should not be accustom to murdering them in the streets. There needs to be a fear and a restraint when it comes to interacting with infected. Killing in self defense is expected. Outright murder is still considered a war crime/illegal.
Is COVID-19 Canon within our lore?
No! And that is going to be instant denied. No Covid memes/references. Covid-19 is has not happened is the Freenzy flu is what is canon. If people argue the fact "it was a thing in the past" shut it down. Covid-19 is not canon.