TRP is a post-Great War AU RWBY RP set in Mistral City and Haven Academy with no canons, no rank claims, no maidens, and no god interference. We offer a progression system and site-wide events that change the setting based on player actions.
Culture frames of references on The Remnant Project are a little different than canon, and below are some rough flavor guidelines for what is common in each Kingdom. These are not meant as rules, because each Kingdom has at least one megacity of sufficient population to have an almost infinite number of cultures and lifestyles within it and each Kingdom has pockets of cultures that are entirely different cultures than is the norm… but in any country there’s going to be a norm and over the years players have established the following cultures to be of at least a slim majority in each Kingdom.
Mistral: East Slavic. Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. Everything from food to government structure and style to festivals take inspiration from this area of the real world. A formerly more locally autonomous kingdom transformed into an iron-fisted monarchy and then a “managed” democracy which is authoritarian in all but name. Income inequality is stark and obvious even to tourists.
Atlas: Lower class Atlesians have been portrayed as having heavy Scottish influence, with upper class skewing much more French in the past. A nation that claims to be an open meritocracy where those who show the most talent rise to the top, but in reality, is much more of a plutocracy where money buys success. Income inequality segregates the population between Mantle and Atlas, with the latter being touted as a utopia for the most worthy.
Vale: West-Northern Europe, with Holland acting as the rough template culturally. Highly individualistic, Vale believes in autonomy much more so in practice than most other kingdoms and also firmly believes that a military is antithetical to their way of life. Median income is the highest out of all kingdoms, health care is provided by the state, and worker protections are much stronger in Vale than in any other kingdom.
Vacuo: West Africa, with countries like Guinea-Bissau acting as models for existing character cultures within the region. There is no government here, and only those who are willing to turn themselves into what most civilized nations would abhor can live for long in a desert filled with Grimm and frequent natural disasters. Life is nomadic and short for most, and even in the city anarchy reigns supreme in the absence of any government capable of exerting any real power over the masses. While people band together to survive, they must take care of their own affairs because no one else will.