Code Geass: BotR2: Do You Hear The Elevens Sing? is the Sequel In Name Only to Code Geass Ballad Of The Rebellion. It takes up shortly after where its predecessor left off, with mercenaries Alaois and Amando hired by Clovis again for another job. However, soon after, the players find themselves in strange reenactment of episode one- this time, Lelouch is discovered by fellow black sheep of the Royal family and Amando ends up signing the contract on the condition that he finds Lelouch. The Lancelot was Gundamjacked by Alaois, who soon earns a name as the Hound of Shinjuku and the pair manage to ally themselves with Oghi's cell, save most of the residents and join up with the JLF as the infamous 15th Division, The Remnants of Shinjuku.
Lelouch ended up killing Clovis and framing both his brother RGC and accidentally leaving Suzaku as a scapegoat. He adopted the identity of Zero in order to spare the name of his companion, kidnapping both him and Gottwald in an attempt to save him with the assistance of the 15th. While, RGC recently turned up dead with a seriously injured Ashford student killed by a mysterious assassin.
Julius Caesar attempts to invade Britain, but is met with strong resistance from the local tribes, who elect a super-leader: the Celtic King Eowyn, who summarily becomes the first member of the Britannian Imperial Family. The disgrace costs Julius Caesar his chance at becoming Emperor, Rome Remains a Republic. Weakening and become a Vestigial Empire much sooner, collapsing under the weight of civil wars and opportunistic Barbarians. Dark ages begin in continental Europe, but Brittiania remains largely unaffected for several centuries and is seen as a center of knowledge lost on the continent. First suspected use of the Geass by Eowyn.
6th Century a.t.b
King Arthur unites the Isles under his banner, bringing the Saxons and Vikings under his dominion. Celtic Culture is slowly blends with Saxon culture, including interbreeding as far up as among the royals within a century of the conquest. Wales and Scotland do not exist, Our England is divided into Briton, England (small section on the East) and Juteland (North-Eastern England) similar for all intents and purposes to Scotland and Wales respectively. Suspected to possess a Geass. Founds the original Knights of the Round.
Unknown year - Middle Ages
Sakuradite (known as the "Philosopher's Stone" at the time) is discovered near Stonehenge. The preservation of knowledge by Brittania turned it into a centre of scholars reassembling Ancient Greece. Great minds, many aided by a Geass, with this easily usable natural battery allow them to make advancements centuries ahead of their time. However, the scarcity of sakuradite impedes the research to turn it into a viable energy source. In his travels, Marco Polo journeys further into the East, reaching Japan and discovering the nation's large deposit of sakuradite.
16th Century a.t.b.
Elizabeth I, who remained single throughout her life, bears a son, Henry IX. The potential fathers Sir Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester; Sir Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex; and Sir Carl, Duke of Britannia gain influence and power with this knowledge.Henry IX ascends to the throne after the death of his mother in 1603 A.D. or 1548 a.t.b., starting the Golden Age of the Tudor Dynasty.
The American Revolution (also known as Washington's Rebellion) occurs. The Duke of Britannia bribes Benjamin Franklin with promises of titles and territories in the colonies, who was charged with appealing to Louis XVI for assistance in the American colonies' war for independence.
Thereafter, Benjamin Franklin is given the title of Earl. It is suspected that he had been Geassed. As a result, the Continental Army suffers a decisive defeat during the Siege of Yorktown with the death of George Washington, marking a severe blow to the American movement for independence. Rebels flee to their ally France for shelter and support revolutionary movements there, creating a strong sense of internationalism.
End of the 18th Century a.t.b.
The western world enters the Age of Revolution, with numerous national revolutions taking place, except in the British Isles, under the rule of King Henry X, who continues to hold absolute monarchy. This leads to the formation of the Euro Universe.
After French revolutionary Napoleon Bonaparte emerges with a strange and rather eccentric councillor, he wins the Battle of Trafalgar, and, upon this councilor's insistence, invades Great Britain and occupies London. The British Isles are conquered from Britannia and become a part of the E.U.
In 1807 A.D., Queen Elizabeth III retreats to Edinburgh, where a revolutionary militia arrests her and forces her to abdicate, ending the monarchy. This event becomes known as The Humiliation of Edinburgh. However, Sir Ricardo von Britannia, Duke of Britannia, and his friend and subordinate, Sir Richard Hector, Knight of One, bring Elizabeth III and her followers to the New World and establish a capital on the east coast of North America. Brittania loses her grip on most of her other colonies, most notably Australia, India even Quebec.
Elizabeth III nominates her lover, Sir Ricardo von Britannia, as her successor upon her death. She ends her reign for being "the Queen who loved throughout her stormy life". The Britannian calendar, Ascension Throne Britannia (a.t.b.), is established, with the origin year set to the ascendancy of the first Celtic king. A policy of vicious expansionism using 'Honourary Brittanians' (Non-Ethnic Anglo-Celts including Slaves, Forgeinners and Native Americans) as cannon fodder, they manage to complete their "Manifest Destiny" and expand across North America, crushing the Quebec Rebels in the war of 1812, expanding their rapidly growing population across the east and eventually South America which had fallen into Chaos after the death of Simon Bolivar. Slavery ends due to a lack of slaves from the honourary Brittanian system.
Napoleon divided his Empire into several smaller Republics resembling Modern Day states, uniting Germany and Italy as nations. His invasion of Russia was a success; however he knew his limits and, seeking to avoid the long struggle of winter, stops before besieging Smolensk and St. Peter. War weary, angry, and discontent with Napoleon's surrender in the face of what they believed as their final victory, old Revolutionaries in France rose up against him again and are joined by others across Europe, including hungry and unpaid soldiers. It is mentioned in other sources that Napoleon waged war against European Revolutionaries, presumably these were his enemies at Waterloo. Napoleon Bonaparte dies on his way back to France, after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo; although it was never proven, it is rumoured that assassins poisoned his food in accordance to Elizabeth III's will. Her last words included the famous line, "I do not forget slights to my honour."
The Great Depression strikes Britannia and its close allies Tsarist Russia and Nationalist China. Discontentment spreads among the populace who view the EU's socialized system as almost Utopic in comparison, causing several major uprisings. The Nihilist movement movement in Russia gained force, sparking a major revolution in Russia, supported directly through military intervention by then President of Germany and Chairman of the E.U. Karl Marx. The "Confederates" of the Northern Areas led by Abraham Lincoln lead a revolutionary war against the Britannians, while the Movement towards Modernisation was pre-emptively crushed by the "Boxer-Rebellion" (or Counter-Rebellion, Suppression, etc.) who slaughtered foreigners and their sympathizers who had been ignored by the former lords of the area. After over throwing the Emperor and becoming the Chinese Republic Briefly, until Yuan Shikai seized power and began a Chinese cultural revival along with a war of conquest to create and Asian "Co-Prosperity Sphere".
Indo-Chinese War. China, backed by Britannia, conquers India despite EU and MEF (Middle Eastern Federation) support. Much of South East Asia falls as well. Australia cedes all off Island Territories. New Zealand is surrendered to Britannia. Japan, however, rebels supported by the E.U. and Britannian Support. China does not intervene for fear of losing Britannian support and/or sparking all out war with the EU.
Brittania continues its policy of expansion, waging smaller scale wars while the E.U. suffers from splintering and complacency.
BotR2 contains examples of:
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Amando. He's an effective spy and excellent shot, but he's also very, very good at slacking off.
- Characterization Marches On: Amando has developed to be nothing like the chaotic and evil Hired Gun Hired Gun described on the sign up sheet.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Damon disappeared shortly after seizing the reigns to the Lancelot Club, nicknamed 'Hector'. He has since been exiled to the same area of dubious canon as the Club itself.
- Gambit Pileup: Everyone has their own interests at heart, NPCs and PCs alike are stabbing the backs of everyone and anyone in view.
- The Nicknamer: Inverted; Alaois is the nicknamee, presumably due to his unique name. He's been called everything from "Irish" to "Leprechaun".
- Red Baron: The Britannians know Alaois as "The Hound of Shinjuku"
- Sunglasses at Night: Amando utilizes his shades to cover up use of his Geass, even in places where sunglasses would be completely useless. Amazingly, nobody has questioned this. Yet.