Welcome to Dershingham Vale! We are a no word count, post-Pride and Prejudice roleplay site that is set in the year 1827 in an isolated town located in England. Our plot is centered around the secrets, mysteries, and murders of the dark town and its inhabitants.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to pop into our chat box or drop a message into our guest-friendly 'Questions, Comments, & Suggestions' forum.
09.06 Newsletter .004 is up! Check out all the town gossip and news!
09.02 Announcement .003 has been posted. Make sure you read as there are really important updates in this one!
09.01 New skin is up! Site is in the process of being updated completely! Keep an eye out for any pm's from JB and stay tuned for more updates!
08.26 Site is under construction.
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Admin 333 Posts
Posted on: Oct 18 2016, 02:20 PM
Here you will find the residence-options for your characters. Please remember to place them in housing that matches their member-group.
Not everyone will be able to have a mansion or house. Some families will even have to live with other families, if that's what you prefer. Let's try to keep things balanced. -STAFF
A manor house is a country house that historically formed the administrative centre of a manor, the lowest unit of territorial organization in the feudal system. The term is applied to country houses that belonged to the Gentry and other Grand Stately Homes.
FARM CONTROL AND OWNERSHIP HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN A KEY INDICATOR OF STATUS AND POWER, ESPECIALLY IN MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN AGRARIAN SOCIETIES. THE DISTRIBUTION OF FARM OWNERSHIP HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN CLOSELY LINKED TO FORM OF GOVERNMENT.
THE FREE MEN WERE PAYING FIXED DUTIES FOR THE LAND THEY WERE WORKING, BASICALLY RENTING IT, AND THEY WERE NOT REQUIRED TO WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FEUDAL MASTER. THE COTTARS WORKED FOR THE LORD, IN RETURN RECEIVING A PLACE TO STAY, AND A SMALL PART OF THE HARVEST.