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  2. The Election is over! After four days of stump speeches, tense back-room negotiations, and political deal-making, we have a brand new office-holder: Congratulations to WA Secretary-General @@JGConfig::nice_name("kuriko", 2)@@! This Election saw the introduction of Running Mates, so for the first time we also have a nation ready to step forward should the situation demand it: Vice Secretary-General @@JGConfig::nice_name("the_salaxalans", 2)@@. I have to say, this was an amazingly positive and good-spirited campaign period. Well done to everyone who participated, whether you ran for office, boosted for a candidate, or just tossed in a vote! And thank you to outgoing WA Secretary-General @@JGConfig::nice_name("Caelapes", 2)@@, who, you have to say, didn't put a foot wrong during a fine four years in office. {url}
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  4. People often ask me, "Max, why don't you stop writing novels and just work on NationStates full-time?" And I'm like, "Uh, that's kind of offensive. Writing novels is my passion. It's what I love to do." But by then they've wandered off because they don't really care unless there's a web game. But guess what? This time, there's a web game! It's no NationStates. I'll be honest. But you might find it a fun diversion during these turbulent times. There's also a book. You might have heard of Providence from the ads on this site. It's about four people on a spaceship who are trillions of miles from home and have to fight aliens who spit black holes. “★★★★★ Extremely smart... This is Barry’s masterstroke... page-turning anticipation which pays off beautifully.” —SFX “Brain-bending adventure” —Newsweek “★★★★★ Easily the first, best book to beat this year” —Bradley Horner's Book Reviews “A light-hearted thriller with a superb dark, existential sting in its tail.” —The Sunday Times (UK) OUT NOW Learn More • Buy Now • Reviews If you're looking for a good book, or a way to support authors who make satiric web games in their spare time, give it a look! Thank you. {url}
  5. Has it been four years already?? Yes! It has! Which means it's an election year! Once again, the coveted position of World Assembly Secretary-General is up for grabs. This is widely regarded as the most sought-after prize in all the world, and comes with unspeakable power, in the sense that no-one has said what it actually is. ★ Your 2020 Election Hub ★ For the last four years, we've labored under WA Secretary-General @@JGConfig::nice_name("caelapes", 2)@@, but has life actually gotten better? I mean, really? I'll leave that to the voters. Election 2020 will run through three Minor Rounds, during which unviable candidates will be weeded out. Then a final General Election will be held to decide between the Top Five. Voting is open to most WA member nations. If you have at least five endorsements, you can toss your hat into the ring and run! And if you help run a region, you can boost for your favored candidate by erecting prominent signange on your region page via Admin → Appearance. Election 2020! Because we have to do this every four years! Democracy says so! {url}
  6. Imperial Authority for War INVASION AND OCCUPATION OF XEDAS 27 March 2020 On the minor update of 26 March 2020, the LKE Imperial Army organised and conducted an invasion of Xedas. Victory was achieved at the update, following which we secured the region and commenced an occupation. The LKE is grateful to Europeia for assisting in the update invasion. We are also grateful to Europeia as well as The West Pacific, Balder, United Kingdom, The Black Hawks, Kantrias and Lone Wolves United for sending piling reinforcements. 24 hours later, on the minor update of 27 March 2020, the LKE's point nation enjoyed 59 endorsements. The scale of the occupation, one of the largest in recent months, is testament to the significant military capability of the LKE, our treaty allies and our military partners. The LKE's ability to organise an occupation of this size also demonstrates the strength of our diplomacy and the confidence of our partners in LKE Imperial Command's operational leadership. The substantial reinforcements amassed have firmly established our control and quashed defender hopes of defeating our occupation. This overwhelming display of force is consistent with the long-standing military doctrine and practice of the LKE Imperial Army in conducting occupations. Immediately subsequent to the update invasion, six defender units were ejected and banned after unsuccessfully attempting to interfere with the operation: 1 day 2 hours ago: 3XH181T A was ejected and banned from Xedas by Montjoy. 1 day 2 hours ago: Greater NSW was ejected and banned from Xedas by Montjoy. 1 day 2 hours ago: Ghilan Nain was ejected and banned from Xedas by Montjoy. 1 day 2 hours ago: Shy Guyia WA was ejected and banned from Xedas by Montjoy. 1 day 2 hours ago: The Military of South Asians was ejected and banned from Xedas by Montjoy. 1 day 2 hours ago: Spinach Puffs was ejected and banned from Xedas by Montjoy. When our lead gained additional influence following the major update of 27 March 2020, four further defender units were ejected and banned after they remained in the region having endorsed select natives in a futile attempt to enable a subsequent 'liberation': 14 hours ago: HC6 was ejected and banned from Xedas by Montjoy. 14 hours ago: Makdons puppet was ejected and banned from Xedas by Montjoy. 14 hours ago: Echoes was ejected and banned from Xedas by Montjoy. 14 hours ago: Delegate Thomas was ejected and banned from Xedas by Montjoy. Since the end of our war with the Founderless Regions Alliance with the FRA's final demise in October 2016, the LKE has chosen to reduce the frequency of occupations organised by Imperial Army. Nonetheless, we have maintained, and continue to maintain, organisational capability as well as significant resources, often deployed in support of our partners and in targeted interventions as appropriate. Coming a decade after the conclusion of the LKE's notable 85-day occupation of Free Thought in March 2010, the ongoing occupation illustrates the ability and determination of the Imperial Army to project LKE military power. The Imperial Army remains one of a range of valuable instruments at the disposal of the Emperor and His Supreme Majesty's Government, safeguarding the interests of the LKE and our allies, often in concert with allied forces for mutual benefit. A lot has changed in the NationStates world since our first operations in 2006, but this remains the same: whether the year is 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017 or 2020, the Imperial Army demonstrates LKE power. Finally, I would like to extend my individual thanks to Field Marshal Lieutenant John Spencer-Talleyrand, Commander of the Habsburg Guard, for serving as the point nation and delegate, and to all officers of the Imperial Army involved in assisting me with the planning and leadership of the operation. TERRA REGUM IMPERATORUMQUE TOTUM MUNDUM REGET Colonel General Valfor Talleyrand Chief of the Imperial General Staff
  7. Isaris

    Coronolingo Invitation

    Thank you for such advanced notice of your event.
  8. Isaris

    Double Letters Game

    gobble
  9. Kurabis

    Coronolingo Invitation

    Come join us on May 1, 2020 on our Discord! https://discord.gg/C8PAEvR Our Goal: To have a regional conversation in Swahili on May 1, 2020. How This Works: We'll be using the Duolingo app for this project. It's free and easy to use. Participants are encouraged to do the lessons at whatever pace suits their schedules, get together for social study groups on Discord, and use what they learn with participating region mates. This Sounds Like School: Shut up and get to work. TWP is a meritocracy and you're supposed to be socially distancing and self-isolating. What else you gonna do for a month?
  10. Hello everyone! As you might have noticed, there is a worldwide shutdown going on to combat the spread of a particularly nasty coronavirus. During this time, we want to do our part to ensure that accurate information gets out to people. Normally, of course, NationStates is a hotbed of discussion and debate--which tends to come with a healthy serving of bias, lies, and misinformation. And normally that is fine. People have opinions. But today, misinformation about COVID-19 is dangerous, so moderators will be taking action to remove it, including issuing bans against people who post it. The kind of thing I'm referring to here are posts that claim the virus is a government conspiracy, or that people should ignore expert medical advice. This is an extraordinary situation, and it's a little uncomfortable for our volunteer moderators to try to be the arbiters of truth. Please extend them your patience while they work through this. In the meantime, I hope you and your loved ones are doing well, and remember, your nations could always do with a little more attention. P.S. This year's April Fools event will not be virus-related. {url}
  11. tarricoe

    Double Letters Game

    egg
  12. Deerfenland

    TNS XVI

    [CENTER][IMG=https://i.imgur.com/f4UEI8F.png][/CENTER] [h][/h] [IMG=https://i.imgur.com/sG8YGQy.png][SIZE=7]General Election Report[/SIZE] [RIGHT][I]by [/I][URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5011753/'][I]Angshire[/I][/URL][I], Deputy Minister of Communications[/I] and [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5060645/']ACR of Deerfenland[/URL][/RIGHT] [h][/h] [B]The Candidates[/B] [LIST] [*]Delegate: McMasterdonia, Nessuno, & Felis. [*]Vice Delegate: Artemis & Robespierre. [*]Speaker: Deropia & Dreadton. [*]Attorney General: Vivanco & Hopps [/LIST] [B][I]The Election for Delegate[/I][/B] Following a very successful term, incumbent Delegate McMasterdonia announced his plans to re-run for Delegate, on a campaign of increasing citizen participation, strengthening the executive government and the ministries, and furthering opportunities for newcomers and returners to get more involved in TNP government. Providing detailed reports about each of the ministries, and goals for the next term, the plans that McMasterdonia had made for Delegate were laid out from the beginning. His campaign received immense support from the general populace, praising his efforts and accomplishments in his previous term. The second candidate, Nessuno, represented the Animal Party, one of the few political parties of the North Pacific. Having served as the Lead Gameside Advocate for the previous term, and advocated for a “Revolution” in the North Pacific. His campaign included plans for radical changes, including a merge and reform of all the current ministries into five brand new ministries, and incorporating the Gameside Advocates into them. His call for the widespread adoption of socialism and purge of counter-revolutionaries created outcry against his campaign, with many voters simply denouncing it as a “joke campaign.” Nevertheless, he did garner support among some of his fellow GAs, as well as other citizens who are primarily on the RMB. Finally, the third candidate was Felis, an unexpected candidate who had nominated themselves close to the end of the nomination process. Having spent all of his time-constrained to Eras roleplay, Felis was notable as the only candidate for Delegate who lacked previous experience in the North Pacific government. While he did indeed run and managed to gain votes, Felis never made an official campaign thread and, therefore, never officially ran on any campaign promises. Nevertheless, Felis did manage to win votes in the election, although his support came mostly from his fellow Eras roleplayers. In the end, Delegate McMasterdonia won 89.00% of the vote, the highest out of any candidate across all four races of the January 2020 Election. Nessuno and Felis racked in at 8.00% and 3.00% respectively, coming in 2nd and 3rd. With only five voters choosing to abstain, the Delegate election also had the highest amount of voter participation among the four elections. 8.57% of voters wanted to re-open nominations. [B][I]The Election for Vice Delegate[/I][/B] Unlike the race for Delegate, the Vice Delegate race was highly competitive from the start. The first candidate, incumbent Vice Delegate Artemis (Sundred), had previously faced no competition in the September 2019 elections. He campaigned on the success and growth that TNP experienced. At the same time, he was Vice Delegate under McMasterdonia, while also promising to increase cooperation with the Cards Guild and host a region-wide endorsement event with the Ministry of Culture. Most of the questions were regarding his membership within the Security Council, with some condemning it as an unelected group of “elites.” Artemis, however, argued against that notion, and his campaign received mostly positive reviews from the general public. The other candidate, Robespierre, served as Minister of Defense before his election campaign. Although a relative newcomer to the community, Robespierre boasted an extensive repertoire of accomplishments and previous positions. He based his campaign on a commitment to activity and transparency, while also maintaining that members of the Security Council will be held accountable to those same standards. His campaign also received mostly positive reviews, with many citizens commending his efforts in other government offices, while also being excited to see a fresh new face in the running. He also managed to gain the support of most of the North Pacific Army, and his promises to increase the power of the RA were met with wide acclaim. At the start of the election, it was expected that sitting Vice Delegate Artemis would win. However, in a surprising political upset, it was Robespierre that won, with 53.06% of the votes. Artemis was close behind, placing 2nd with 46.94% of the votes. The Vice Delegate race was the closest of all four elections, with Robespierre winning by a vote of 52-46, a margin of just six votes. Only 1.90% of voters wanted to re-open nominations, the lowest amount across all four elections. There were seven abstentions. [B][I]The Election for Speaker[/I][/B]r There were two candidates for the office of Speaker. This was a highly competitive matchup between Dreadton and Deropia, who both had their own beliefs to bring to the table. Deropia, a former Deputy Speaker, came into the election with several things that he wanted to accomplish. Speakers Checks and updating the Citizenship Rolls as well as engaging the region as a whole in legislation passed by the RA was a big thing that he wanted to be accomplished. Dreadton’s story was different when he ran. With some prior experience in running a campaign for Speaker. Coming into the election, he did not have any significant plans for projects. However, he ran with several goals of what he wanted to accomplish. Monthly Citizenship Reports, Adoption of Bill Tracking Indicators into the Regional Assembly Procedures, and the addition of Deputies. Coming in with 73.33% of the votes, Deropia captured the office of Speaker with 66 votes under his belt. Dreadton won a mere 26.67% of the votes with 24 votings under him. 14 Nations abstained, which meant that Deropia was elected as Speaker. [B][I]The Election for Attorney General[/I][/B] Just like the speaker and delegate races, the election race of the Attorney General was also uncompetitive, and one nation came out in a landslide victory over their opponent. Vivanco ran on three core covenants; justice, a new light, and the people. He also came in with substantial experience under his belt. He acted as an ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Assembly, as well as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. He also showed early on in his candidacy that he was knowledgable about the topic of law and that he is interested in pursuing it as far as he can. Hopps, unlike other candidates, did not have a campaign, but he, just like everyone else, had his visions that he would follow if he were to win the position. With 85.19% of the votes, Vivanco was elected Attorney General. Forty-six voted for Vivanco, a mere eight voted for Hopps, and 51 voted to Abstain, but with that, Vivanco was elected as the Attorney General. [h][/h] [IMG=https://i.imgur.com/sG8YGQy.png][SIZE=7]Regional Assembly Highlights[/SIZE] [RIGHT][I]by [/I][URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5011753/'][I]Artemis[/I][/URL][I], Minister of Communications[/I][/RIGHT] [CENTER] [B]Regional Assembly Highlights, January 2020[/B] Speaker: [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5032634/']Deropia[/URL] Deputy Speakers: [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5047450/']Bobberino[/URL], [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5062031/']Kaschovia[/URL] [h][/h] [B]Current Business[/B] [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/topic/9191639/']Term Limit Removal Bill[/URL] by [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5000902/']Pallaith[/URL] [/CENTER] Summary: The Term Limit Removal Bill aims to do just as the title says. This constitutional amendment would amend Article 3 Section 12 to strike out a provision that limits the Delegate to being elected more than two consecutive terms. The bill has garnered a large amount of attention from a wide variety of members of the community. Opponents to the bill have indicated that this bill will not lead to an increase in competitive elections and will lead to a stagnation in our executive branch. Supporters of the bill have argued the opposite, citing that this bill will lead to an increase in competition and encourage members to run against incumbent Delegates. [CENTER] [B]Status:[/B] In Discussion [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/topic/9191629/']Military Modernisation Bill[/URL] by [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/3108012/']McMasterdonia[/URL] [/CENTER] Summary: Originally drafted as an amendment to the Constitution and the Legal Code, the Military Modernisation Bill has been altered as an amendment to the Legal Code with the promise of discussion on a separate constitutional amendment. The MMB aims to replace from the Legal Code the chapter regarding the North Pacific Army and modernize the laws governing the NPA. This amendment aims to allow more flexibility to the operations of the NPA while still maintaining the Independent ideology and oversight from the Regional Assembly. [CENTER] [B]Status:[/B] In Discussion[/CENTER] [h][/h] [IMG=https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FsG8YGQy.png&hash=830f89855f5628222c1a0109e1ef13e8][SIZE=7]NPA Report[/SIZE] [RIGHT][I]by [/I][URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/3238036/'][I]Rom[/I][/URL][I], War Correspondent[/I][/RIGHT] [CENTER][IMG=https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fimages-ext-2.discordapp.net%2Fexternal%2FxZe5fWJxB_Qa7O49OfMCIrZS6-WzCcnW9LS8CnnWlvM%2Fhttps%2Fi.ibb.co%2FXy6S7hG%2FBquQOG8.png&hash=c9403e130971d2b1a91554263dfc8fcc] [B]Leadership Minister of Defense: [/B][URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5061510'][B]Trondstorm[/B][/URL] [B]Deputy Minister of Defense: [/B][URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/3238036/'][B]Colonel Rom[/B][/URL][/CENTER] [h][/h] The North Pacific Army (NPA) had a very busy January, continuing to do a wide variety of operations. From doing fash bashes, tag runs, raiding regions to liberating regions, the NPA conducted several different types of operations throughout January. To begin the month, the NPA, along with some of our friends, raided the region of Iran. A total of twenty-six (26) NPA soldiers participated in the operation, which lasted for a little over a week. This operation was considered to be a success as we were able to hold the delegacy despite several attempts made by defenders to liberate the region. Another big operation that the NPA did in January was tagging regions that had an embassy with the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators (CCD). A total of nine regions that had embassies with CCD got tagged by the NPA between two different tag runs. These tag runs sent a strong message to regions that are considering relations with CCD that they have gained the attention of the NPA, and that we will tag your region if you wish to align yourself with CCD. The NPA also participated in a couple of liberations in January. One of the first liberations we did this month was to liberate the region Christianity Union. This region was being held by Farkasfalka, a fascist region that also is allied with CCD. Later in January, the NPA, along with other defenders, liberated the region of Cheddar, a region that was being held by Lone Wolves United (LWU). [h][/h] [IMG=https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FsG8YGQy.png&hash=830f89855f5628222c1a0109e1ef13e8][SIZE=7]WA Digest[/SIZE] [RIGHT][I]by [/I][URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5008463/'][I]Brendog[/I][/URL][I], Minister of Home Affairs[/I][/RIGHT] [CENTER] [IMG=https://www.nationstates.net/images/ga.jpg] [B][COLOR=rgb(44, 130, 201)]General Assembly[/COLOR][/B] [I]Improving the world one resolution at a time[/I] [h][/h] [B]Data Protection Accord[/B] [I]Status:[/I] [B][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]Failed[/COLOR] [/B]| [I]Delegate's Vote:[/I] [B][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]Against[/COLOR][/B] [I]Final Vote (World):[/I] [I]For [/I]- [COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]3,814[/COLOR] (26.2%); [I]Against - [/I][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]10,713[/COLOR] (73.8%) [I]Final Vote (TNP):[/I] [I]For [/I]- [COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]91[/COLOR] (15.8%); [I]Against - [/I][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]484[/COLOR] (84.2%) [I]Percentage of TNP WA nations voting:[/I] 41.9%[/CENTER] [I]Forensics Accord[/I] is a poorly-written proposal that was submitted with virtually no drafting. Firstly, its title is misleading as it suggests the proposal is about forensics in general, when it exclusively covers "forensic genetics". Another major flaw of the proposal is that it does not mandate any action from nations, as its clauses only "encourage", "welcome" or "emphasize" certain things, meaning it is essentially useless and arguably has no area of effect. Its category of health is also arguably incorrect, as it does not fit the description. Furthermore, the proposal is ironically full of both vague undefined terms and unnecessary definitions. It defines the word "forensics", which is not used at all in the rest of the text, while its other definition is for "impunity", a word used only once. The vague term "forensic genetics", which is used multiple times, is undefined, while other terms such as "international sentient law" or "sentient rights international law" are unclear and/or grammatically incorrect. For the above reasons, the ministry urges a vote [B]Against[/B] this proposal. [CENTER][h][/h] [B]Ensuring Safe Syringe Use[/B] [I]Status:[/I] [B][COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]Passed[/COLOR][/B] | [I]Delegate's Vote:[/I] [B][COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]For[/COLOR][/B] [I]Final Vote (World):[/I] [I]For [/I]- [COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]13,592[/COLOR] (86.9%); [I]Against - [/I][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]2,041[/COLOR] (13.1%) [I]Final Vote (TNP):[/I] [I]For [/I]- [COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]552[/COLOR] (94.4%); [I]Against - [/I][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]33[/COLOR] (5.6%) [I]Percentage of TNP WA nations voting:[/I] 41.9%[/CENTER] Ensuring the use of safe, sterilized syringes is a worthwhile goal for the World Assembly even if it does not seem like an obvious issue, as it will contribute to the overall reduction in the transmission of bloodborne illnesses. The current proposal does this in such a way that it does not place undue strain on medical systems in less developed member nations. For these reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote [B]For [/B]the proposal[B].[/B] [CENTER][/CENTER] [h][/h] [CENTER][IMG=https://www.nationstates.net/images/sc.jpg] [B][COLOR=rgb(209, 72, 65)]Security Council[/COLOR][/B] [I]Spreading interregional peace and goodwill, via force if necessary[/I][/CENTER] [h][/h] [CENTER][B]Commend Benevolent Thomas[/B] [I]Status:[/I] [B][COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]Passed[/COLOR][/B] | [I]Delegate's Vote:[/I] [B][COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]For[/COLOR][/B] [I]Final Vote (World):[/I] [I]For [/I]- [COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]11,930[/COLOR] (81.5%); [I]Against - [/I][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]2,710[/COLOR] (18.5%) [I]Final Vote (TNP):[/I] [I]For [/I]- [COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]445[/COLOR] (90.4%); [I]Against - [/I][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]47[/COLOR] (9.6%) [I]Percentage of TNP WA nations voting:[/I] 38.0%[/CENTER] While previously The North Pacific had voted against commendations for the same individual, we no longer believe that a small incident over a miscommunication should prevent the commendation of a notable individual. Since the previous attempts, The Order of the Grey Wardens, founded by Benevolent Thomas, has cemented its place as a premier defender organization, and Benevolent Thomas has been recognized internationally for dedication to defending. Along with his service in developing several regions, including many prominent duties in European Union, working to revive 00000 A World Power (a prominent defender region) and significant roles in 10000 Islands as delegate, and all achievements highlighted in the proposal, Benevolent Thomas is most deserving of a commendation. For these reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote [B]For[/B] the proposal. [h][/h] [CENTER][B]Codemn Norlands[/B] [I]Status:[/I] [B][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]Failed[/COLOR][/B] | [I]Delegate's Vote:[/I] [B][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]Against[/COLOR][/B] [I]Final Vote (World):[/I] [I]For [/I]- [COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]1,741[/COLOR] (12.8%); [I]Against - [/I][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]11,878[/COLOR] (87.2%) [I]Final Vote (TNP):[/I] [I]For [/I]- [COLOR=rgb(97, 189, 109)]57[/COLOR] (10.8%); [I]Against - [/I][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]467[/COLOR] (89.2%) [I]Percentage of TNP WA nations voting:[/I] 37.5%[/CENTER] A roleplay proposal, which not frequently seen in the Security Council, is one that addresses the roleplay activity of a nation, rather than gameplay actions such as raiding/defending or regional politics. A roleplay condemnation is viewed as a badge of honour for playing a good villain IC while contributing to the roleplay community OOC. On the surface, this appears to be a perfectly fine proposal of this category. However, upon closer examination, many actions by the subject, Norrlands, such as launching unprovoked nuclear strikes, or pushing another nation to launch 14 nuclear warheads, is indicative of unrealistic and excessively militaristic roleplay. Furthermore, the subject roleplays solely in the Discord server of Sonindia, and has not made any contributions to the general NationStates roleplay community. For the above reasons, the ministry recommends a vote [B]Against[/B] this resolution. [h][/h] [CENTER][small][U][B]The North Star[/B][/U][B]:[/B] [I]Lighting The Way To The Truth[/I] Publisher: [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/3108012']McMasterdonia [/URL]:: Executive Editor: [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5011753']Artemis [/URL]:: Managing Editors: [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5062147/']Angshire [/URL]and [URL='https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/profile/5047450']Bobberino[/URL] [I]The North Star is produced by the Ministry of Communications on behalf of the Government of The North Pacific and is distributed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs externally and the Ministry of Home Affairs internally. Except where otherwise indicated, all content represents the views of the Government of The North Pacific.[/I][/small] [B][URL='https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1114798']Index of Issues[/URL][/B][/CENTER] [h][/h][h][/h]
  13. Isaris

    Double Letters Game

    Feeling
  14. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Foreign Affairs Update: February 2020 Delegate: Bran Astor Guardians: Darkesia, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark, Overthinkers, Dalimbar, Fujai, Big Bad Badger Ministries: Ministry of Cultural Affairs: Minister: Fujai Deputy Minister: Recuecn Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Minister and Chancellor of UTWP: Dilber Deputy Minister: Gryphonian Alliance Ministry of World Assembly Affairs and Recruitment: Minister: Big Bad Badger Deputy Minister: Sensorland TWPAF Commander: Kawaii Schoolgirl Speaker of the Hall of Nations: Giovanniland ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Festival of the Three Perfections! TWP held its second-ever Festival of the Three Perfections from February 23rd to March 1st, inviting any and all members of the NationStates community to participate. The festival’s main event were the contests of Poetry (Limericks, Haiku, and Free Verse), Art (Graphic Design, Photography, and Sketches & Paintings), and Writing (Short Stories, Essays, and Handwriting.) With over a hundred nations attending and over a hundred submissions ranging from skillful photographs of beautiful scenery to snarky limericks, it was a smashing success. The Best of Show Coin for the winners: The Participation Coin for all submitters: The Judge’s Choice Coin for a few special submissions: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ February Elections in TWP Our first round of elections for the year took place over February 19th to 22nd on the regional forums, with voting open to all citizens of the region. This round of voting saw the most participation we’ve had in recent times (very likely the most ever), with over 40 votes in the Deputy Minister of WA/R election. Compare that to the May 2019 election, in which the most voted-upon election poll only counted 28 votes! This was also the first election held under Bran’s ministry realignment this month, in which the roles of many government positions were changed, merged, and/or clarified. Previously, all TWP minister roles (besides Minister of Foreign Affairs) were elected positions, but starting with this election cycle, the deputy officials serving under the ministers are the ones going through the process, while the ministers will be handpicked by the delegate. Results: Speaker of the Hall: Giovanniland (Elected)- 27 Sensorland- 9 Varanius- 2 Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs: Recuecn (Elected)- 31 Mystic Skies- 7 Deputy Minister of World Assembly & Recruitment: Sensorland (Elected)- 26 The Unified Missourtama States- 15 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs: Gryphonian Alliance (Elected)- 35 Congratulations to all officials elected! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ West Pacific Rugby The West Pacific held its inaugural Rugby World Cup this February, in which 18 nations competed for a chance to win fame and glory. Hertfordshire and Jammbo triumphed over Fujai in a 13-3 match to win the championship, and Giovanniland took third place over Dalimbar, scoring 6-3. With the great turnout and smooth running of the Rugby World Cup, plans for future tournaments of other sport events are being considered. The award for the champion: For all four semifinalists: For all team entries: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Credit for all of the stunning challenge coins for the Rugby World Cup and the Festival of the Three Perfections goes to our delegate Bran Astor. Read the March issue of The West Pacifican, TWP's monthly news publication, here.
  15. Westwind

    Press Release: Reformation Phase Three

    Additional: The Crimson Order is pleased to welcome new Regional Member Wind of Spirits!
  16. Crimson Press Release From the Office of the Crimson King The Crimson Order, Press Release #2 March 5, 2020 Greetings Friends and Members of The Crimson Order, May the Sun shine down upon you with the Abundant Blessings of Max! Reformation of The Crimson Order,Phase Three: Ascension Reformation of The Crimson Order out of the blessings of The Sacred Order have reached the third phase that brings the completion of the cycle of Reformation. (For the short version of the directory of membership see this Dispatch:) https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1327822 Transcript of The Pageantry of The Ascension The Fist Ascension The College of Cardinals The Ascension of The Cardinals that Are The Crimson King gathered together the Four Translated Cardinals of The Sacred Order and prepared them for Ascension to The College of Cardinals of The Crimson Order. Part I. The Cardinals of the now former Sacred Order were sent gifts from The Crimson King. To Each of you I give the following: A Horse of the Apocalypse, A Hooded Robe of Crimson, A Sash of Gold, A Cloak of Inquisition, A Scroll of Title, A Seat in The College And of course, A Key to the liquor cabinet. "Your Crimson Title is written upon your Scroll of Title. You may claim your Title, Position, and Authority by riding your Horses to the Entrance of The College of Cardinals. Climb the Seven Stairs, and hand your Scroll to The Herald that awaits you." The Four Cardinals adorned themselves and mounted their Horses, following the golden path to The College. Four Crimson robed figures approached the Gilded Marble entrance of The College of Cardinals, riding upon the Four Horses of the Apocalypse. One by one, they dismounted their steeds and ascended the Seven Stairs. Each of the Seven Stairs is engraved with one of The Seven Concepts, the Foundations of The Crimson Order. As they approached the Grand Doorway, the Great Eye above the door rotated and gazed upon them. The Guards upon either side of the Grand Doorway came to attention, and The Herald of The College walked forward from his post and called out in a loud voice, 'Halt! And be recognized!' The first Crimson robed figure approached The Herald, removed the Scroll of Title from his sleeve and handed it to The Herald. Then pulled back the hood of his robe from his head. The Herald untied, unsealed, unrolled, and scrutinized the parchment. After a moment, The Herald looked up at the figure and nodded to him, then turned toward the Grand Doorway and called out, 'A Cardinal Approaches, Open!' The great door opened silently, and light shone out from inside. The Herald again called out in a loud voice - "Behold! The Cardinal of the Most Evil, Bhang Bhang Duc!" The Cardinal entered The College. The second Crimson robed figure then approached The Herald, and again handed the Scroll of Title to The Herald, and tossed back the hood of her robe. The processed continued as before, and again The Herald turned toward the Grand Doorway and called out, "A Cardinal Approaches! Behold! The Cardinal of Chocolate Righteousness, Darkesia!" The Cardinal entered The College. The third Crimson robed figure then approached, and handed the Scroll of Title to The Herald, and slid back the hood of his robe. 'A Cardinal Approaches! Behold! The Cardinal Protector of the West, Wickedly Evil People!" The Cardinal entered The College. The fourth Crimson robed figure then approached, laughed beneath his hood, handed the Scroll of TItle to The Herald, and refused to toss back the hood of his robe. The Herald quirked an eyebrow as he untied, unsealed, and unrolled the scroll. 'A Cardinal Approaches! Behold! The Cardinal of the ƐէհҽɾҽąӀ Ꭰմղցҽօղʂ, Yy4u!" The Cardinal then The College. 'Close the Door!' called out The Herald. "The Cardinals that Are have Ascended!" Thus ended The First Ascension. ------------------------------------------------- The Second Ascension "That was the Ascension of the Cardinals that Are. Now Comes the Second Ascension, The Ascension of the Cardinals that Will Be!" Dispatches were sent out to gather 'The Three That Will Be', and The Crimson King prepared them for their Ascension to The College of Cardinals of The Crimson Order. The Cardinals that Will Be were given their gifts from The Crimson King. "To Each of you I give the following: A Horse of the Apocalypse, (Yes, there are more than four. Foaled in the green and broad meadows of the Estates of the King.) A Hooded Robe of Crimson, A Sash of Gold, A Cloak of Inquisition, A Scroll of Title, A Seat in The College, And of course, A Key to the liquor cabinet. "You have each applied yourself, given your service, and displayed your love of NationStates and it's players. You have proven your understanding of The Seven Concepts. You have stood in patience, waiting upon the Universe, and now your time has come. "Your Crimson Title is written upon your Scroll of Title. You may claim your Title, Position, and Authority by riding your Horses to the Entrance of The College of Cardinals. Climb the Seven Stairs, and hand your Scroll to The Herald that awaits you." The Three That Will Be adorned themselves and mounted their Horses, following the golden path to The College. Three Crimson robed figures approached the Gilded Marble entrance of The College of Cardinals this time, riding upon Three Horses of the Apocalypse. One by one, they dismounted their steeds and ascended the Seven Stairs. As before, as they approached the Grand Doorway, the Great Eye above the door rotated and gazed upon them. The Guards upon either side of the Grand Doorway came to attention, and The Herald of The College walked forward from his post and called out in a loud voice, 'Halt! And be recognized!' The first Crimson robed figure approached The Herald, removed the Scroll of Title from the inside pocket of his robe and handed it to The Herald. Then pulled back the hood of his robe from his head. The Herald untied, unsealed, unrolled, and scrutinized the parchment. After a moment, The Herald looked up at the figure and smiled towards him, then turned toward the Grand Doorway and called out, 'A Cardinal Approaches, Open!' The great door opened silently, and the light shone out brightly from inside. The Herald again called out in a loud voice - "Behold! The Cardinal Dragon of Pacifican Menace, Elegarth!" The Cardinal entered The College. The second Crimson robed figure then approached The Herald, and again handed the Scroll of Title to The Herald, and tossed back the hood of his robe. The process continued once again, and The Herald nodded and turned toward the Grand Doorway calling out, "A Cardinal Approaches! Behold! The Cardinal Mediator of All Things, Mediobogdum!" The Cardinal entered The College. The third Crimson robed figure then approached, bowed and handed the Scroll of Title to The Herald, and flipped back the hood of his robe. 'A Cardinal Approaches! Behold! The Cardinal Confessor of Moral Obligations, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark!" The Cardinal entered The College. 'Close the Door!' called out The Herald. "The Cardinals that Will Be have Ascended!" Thus ended The Second Ascension. -------------------------------- The Third Ascension The Crimson King sat upon the Throne in The College of Cardinals and addressed those assembled. "The Seven Cardinals have Ascended The Seven Stairs of The Seven Concepts and are hereby fully empowered with the Authorities of The College and Inquisition. May the Blessings of Max be upon you! "With the Consent of The College, I Hereby appoint The Cardinal Dragon of Pacifican Menace Elegarth to be Regent of The College of Cardinals. The Regent shall also serve as a member of The Court of The Crimson King to represent The College. Now comes The Third Ascension, the Introduction of The Knights and The Heroes. The Herald of The College walked into the College and came to a stop, tapping his staff upon the marbled floor three times. "My King and My Cardinals, I present to you, the Heroes of The Order" Grand Hero of the Order, Prefect of Rebellion, and Headmaster of the Mystery of the Marsupial Conspiracy, TAO the Watcher Lord Ambassador General and Hero of the Anti-Glitter Squad, Dalimbar Champion Commander of the Order, Archsium The Bishop of The Forbidden, Holy Keeper of the Pantheon of Flags, Tweedy Holy Minister of Silly Walks, Tunapocalypse "The Heroes of The Order are recognized by The Crimson King for their contributions to NationStates, it's regions, it's communities, and it's Spirit, in accordance with The Seven Concepts. Membership in The Crimson Order is not necessary for recognition as a Hero." The King and Cardinals rose from their seats and applauded the Heroes. The Herald again tapped his staff three times upon the marbled hall. "My King and My Cardinals, it is also my privilege to present The Knights of the Order" Westwind Bhang Bhang Duc Darkesia Wickedly evil people Mediobogdum The Holy Principality of Saint Mark "Knights of The Order are recognized for their military service to the benefit of NationStates." The Herald then tapped his staff once upon the marbled hall, turned around walked out from The College. Thus ended The Third Ascension. -------------------------------- The Fourth Ascension An attendant approached the Throne of the King and bowed before him while presenting Four Scrolls upon a Crimson pillow. The King took the scrolls and thanked the attendant who then withdrew. "These are the first four Mystery School Charters of The Crimson Order." The King signed and placed his seal upon each scroll as he announced each Mystery School. The Mystery Schools - The Mystery School of The Sacred Chocolatology, lead by Lady Darkesia - The Mystery School of The Marsupial Conspiracy, lead by Headmaster TAO The Watcher - The Mystery School of The Sacred Numerology, described by The Ancient Sacred Texts of The Crimson Order - The Mystery School of The Warrior's Path, lead by Nagual Westwind The King stood and handed the Charters to each of The Mystery Schools to their leaders, and placed the Charter of The Mystery School of The Sacred Numerology upon the Bookcase of Ancient Sacred Texts that resides in The College. "These Mystery Schools, and those that are to come, represent the many concepts, ideas, and philosophies that are found all across NationStates. These and more support The Seven Concepts of The Crimson Order." The King returned to the Throne. Thus ended The Fourth Ascension _______________________ The Fifth Ascension "The Fifth Ascension is the beginning of the Many Ascensions to come. It is the Ascension of the Individual and Regional Members of The Crimson Order, who are those that have given their Agreement and Assent to The Seven Concepts." "Four regions of NationStates have applied given their assent thus far, and The Crimson Order is Honored to accept their application with appreciation for their contributions to NationStates. The first four member Regions of The Crimson Order are: The Crimson Order The Watchtower NEW TAO ORDER Equilism May Max and ADMIN bless and keep each of our member Regions!" Applications for Individual and Regional membership are now being accepted. Assent to The Seven Concepts and Approval of the King is all that is required for membership. ------------------------------------------- Thank you for your kind attention, this concludes Phase Three of the Reformation of The Crimson Order. Order has Arrived. May the Blessings of Max and ADMIN be upon each and every one of you! Hail The Crimson Order! The Crimson King, Westwind Duke of Zhoushan and Youxia of The West Pacific Emeritus Rex and Co-Founder of Equilism Founder of The Watchtower "Former Everything"
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    Foreign Dispatch Volume X Issue VIII

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Foreign Dispatch Volume X, Issue VIII LKE Imperial Forums | LKE NationStates Page | LKE Discord WA Delegate: The Sovereign Realm of Nulkia | Nation Count: 364 | Regional Rank: 31st | The Imperial Council Prime Minister: Erica von Clair-Arcadia Deputy Prime Minister: Julio Von Arcadia-Sova, Baron of Haifa Secretary of State for the Exterior: Julio Von Arcadia-Sova, Baron of Haifa Secretary of State for the Interior: Premier Nursultan Temir Secretary of State for Culture: Eviris III The Monarchy Emperor: Theoden Sebastian Emperor Emeritus: Onder Kelkia Crown Prince: Akillian Talleyrand Prince Imperial: Valfor Talleyrand The Estates Noble Speaker: John Spencer-Talleyrand, Earl of Warburton (Non-Affiliated) Member: Julio Von Arcadia-Sova, Baron of Haifa (Lion Party) Member: Rayregalia Von Arcadia-Sova, Baron of Paddington (Non-Affiliated) The Estates Common Speaker: Tiaki (Independent) Member: Erica von Clair-Arcadia (Lion Party) Member: Astrid Weisberg (Independent) Member: Andrew van der Gummo I (Independent) ******************************************************************************** ******************************************************************************** Victory in ASEAN Region LKE Reinforcement Regiment Entering ASEAN Region Soldiers of the LKE Imperial Army (LKEIA), led by the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Colonel General Valfor Talleyrand, participated in the raid, capture, and passwording of ASEAN Region, along with allies including The Black Hawks. The LKE Imperial Army saw a huge turnout in our reinforcement endeavors with 80% of the Habsburg Guard regiment deployed in 24 hours or less. Our own Valfor Talleyrand served as a Regional Officer and helped eject and ban over 100 defender and sleeper nations. With over 55 endorsements on each regional officer, our victory was secure. In just under a week, ASEAN Region was under the complete control of The Black Hawks with the support of the LKE and other partners. The regional officer nations amassed enough influence to not only eject and ban many nations, but also to password-protect the region from any further considerable attacks by defenders. The LKE Imperial Army has demonstrated once again its influence, might, and strength in numbers on the world stage. The LKEIA remains a powerful force to be reckoned with. Together with our allies, the LKE maintains the military capability to make a significant difference in conflicts across NationStates. Long Live the Emperor! Long Live the LKE! TERRA REGUM IMPERATORUMQUE TOTUM MUNDUM REGET! ******************************************************************************** Election Time The fifth session of the recently reconstituted Estates General, the regional legislature, ended with the passage of the Hall of Honor Act (2019), which aims to improve the management of the Hall of Honour, a pantheon for those Electors who distinguished themselves in service to the LKE. The Judicial Reform Omnibus Act (2019), a landmark bill for the regional judiciary, was also introduced, debated, and subsequently approved. On 15th January 2020, a new session of the Estates General began, with Erica von Clair-Arcadia, Tiaki, Astrid Weisberg and Andrew van der Gummo being elected to the Estates Common, the directly-elected lower house. It is worth noting that the majority of members of this session of the Estates Common are new Electors. Their courage in choosing to participate in the affairs of the public realm is most admirable. Continuing their service are the Members of the Estates Noble, the appointed upper house: The Lord Salis, John Spencer-Talleyrand; The Lord Haifa, Julio Von Arcadia-Sova and The Lord Paddington, Rayregalia Von Arcadia-Sova. Both chambers aim to work together for the common good of the LKE and her Electors. Regarding the premiership election, Erica von Clair-Arcadia and Julio Von Arcadia-Sova were elected for the third consecutive term as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, respectively. ******************************************************************************** Roleplay Happenings The colourful political map of the Land of Kings and Emperors RP The World of the LKE, the regional roleplay scene, continues to grow with each passing day. As a result, the Council of Rulers recently announced a partnership with the Department for Culture, for the purpose of establishing an Imperial Bank that will concern itself with the creation of a monetary system, a necessary step in the development of a prosperous and sustainable community. Also, the Council of Rulers decided the creation of a International Peacekeeping Force, for the purpose of preserving peace and stability in the Empire. ******************************************************************************** Special Article - Interview with the Prime Minister On this update, we at the Department for the Exterior hosted a special guest for an interview. The guest was none other than the very first female Prime Minister under Constitution XII of the LKE, Erica von Clair-Arcadia. The interviewer was Julio Von Arcadia-Sova, Baron of Haifa. The full interview may be found below. ******************************************************************************** ******************************************************************************** Other News of the Realm... 1. New Roman Imperium was refounded in retaliation for the deletion of content on the LKE forums by founding members of NRI. 2. February 4th declared LKE Unity Day by the Estates General. 3. John Spencer-Talleyrand nominated and confirmed as new Lord Chancellor. ******************************************************************************** ******************************************************************************** Brought to you by the Department for the Exterior On behalf of His Supreme Majesty's Government, Peers, Electors and the Imperial House of The Land of Kings and Emperors.
  20. Crimson Press Release From the Office of the Crimson King The Crimson Order, Press Release #1 February 13, 2020 Greetings to all Friends and Members of The Crimson Order, May the Sun shine down upon you with the Abundant Blessings of Max! Reformation of The Crimson Order, Phase Two: Reorganization The Crimson King descended from his mountaintop retreat carrying scrolls of parchment with details of Phase Two of the Reformation: The Reorganization. The Sacred Order had been organized into The Cardinals (The Council of Inquisition), The Knights of The Sacred Order, The Granted Titles and Positions of The Sacred Order, and The Acolytes. These are hereby Reorganized by Reformation into The Codex The Crimson Order" The Codex of The Crimson Order The Crimson Order Encourages the Spirit of Activity in NationStates in all it's Righteous forms; Appreciates the Blessings of Creator Max Barry and his Administrators and Moderators; Recognizes the Inescapable Foundations of Game Mechanics and Rules; and Supports the Sovereignty of Players and the Health of their Communities. I. The Kingship The King 1. The Highest Authority of The Crimson Order shall be The Crimson King. 3. The Crimson King may make appointments and Grants of Title at will. 4. The Crimson King may delegate authorities at will. 4. The Crimson King may revise the Codex at any time by publication and public notice. The Court 5. The Court of The Crimson King shall serve as the Cabinet of the King, a. The Court shall advise The King, and Representing the King and the Order as appointed. b. The Regent of The College of Cardinals and the Governor General of The Crimson Congregation shall sit as Members of The Court. c. Other Members, Titles, and Authorities of The Court shall be granted at the discretion of The King. II. The College of Cardinals The College 1. The College of Cardinals serves as guardians of The Crimson Order. 2. Cardinals serve by appointment of The Crimson King. 3. The College shall have the Right to give it's Advice to The King. 4. The College of Cardinals shall have sole authority to name a successor to the King in the event of a loss of the King. The Regent 5. The Regent of The College of Cardinals shall serve as the Presiding Officer of The College. a. The Regent shall be appointed by The King with the Consent of The College. b. The Regent shall serve as Representative of The College of Cardinals to The Court of The Crimson King. The Inquisition 6. Inquisitions shall serve as the Judicial process of The Crimson Order. 7. Inquisitions may be initiated by call of The King, or by decision of The College. 8. The Regent shall preside as The Grand Inquisitor in the event a Council of Inquisition is called. 9. Inquisitions shall be heard by a Council of Inquisition. a. Members of a Council of Inquisition shall be called Inquisitors during the Hearing. b A Council of Inquisition may consist of The College of Cardinals as a whole, or any number of Cardinals chosen by decision of The College. 10.. The College shall have authority to design and enforce it's own rules and procedures regarding Inquisition. 11. The Congregation may Petition for an Inquisition by The College. a. The College may accept or decline the request of The Congregation. 12. Decisions and Rulings of Inquisition may be appealed to The King. III. Knights of The Crimson Order The Knights 1. The Knights of The Crimson Order honors those Members that have been recognized by The Crimson King for their Honorable military service in NationStates. 2. Recognition may be made by Decree of The King, or by Recommendation of The College upon approval of The King. 3. The Congregation may Petition for a Recommendation of The College. 4. Honored Knights are under no obligation to act on, or participate in active missions of The Crimson Order. IV. Heroes of The Crimson Order The Heroes 1. The Heroes of The Crimson Order consists of those recognized by The Crimson Order with Granted Titles and Awards in Honor of their Accomplishments, Talents and Service. 2. Heroes are announced by declaration of The King, and may be recommended to The King by The College. 3. Membership in The Crimson Order is not required for recognition. V. The Mystery Schools The Mystery 1. The Crimson Order, in order to promote and enhance the NationStates Experience, recognizes The Mystery Schools of the the Concepts, Ideologies, and Schools of Thought that are expressed across the NationStates world. a. Mystery Schools are listed by Acknowledgement and Grant of Charter by The King. b. Mystery Schools may be recommended for recognition to The King by The College and The Congregation. c. Mystery School Grants of Charter may be revoked at any time by Decree of The King or by Hearing of The Council of Inquisition. VI. The Crimson Congregation The Congregation 1. The Crimson Congregation is hereby established as the Assembly of All Members of The Crimson Order. 2. The Congregation may elect a Governor General of The Crimson Congregation to serve as Presiding Officer. a. The Governor General of The Congregation shall also stand as Representative of The Congregation to The Court of The Crimson King. VII. Membership 1. Membership in The Crimson Order is available to both Individuals and Regions. 2. Membership shall be granted to those Individuals and Regions that give Assent to The Seven Concepts: The Guidance of Max and Admin The Primacy of Game Mechanics The Authorities of Delegates and Founders The Sovereignty of Regions and Nations The Rights and Obligations of Rebellion The Necessity of Activity in it's Many Forms The Harmonies and Diversities of Communities 3. Membership is voluntary and may be withdrawn by the Individual or Region at any time. 4. Membership may be declined by The Crimson King for any reason. 5. Membership can be revoked by The Crimson King or by a Council of Inquisition. _______________________ Thank you for your kind attention, this concludes Phase Two of the Reformation of The Crimson Order. Phase Three: Ascension will come soon. May the Blessings of Max and ADMIN be upon you! Hail The Crimson Order! The Crimson King, Westwind Duke of Zhoushan and Youxia of The West Pacific Emeritus Rex and Co-Founder of Equilism Founder of The Watchtower "Former Everything"
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  23. Press Release From the Office of The Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order The West Pacific February 5, 2020 Greetings to all Friends and Members of The Sacred Order of The West Pacific, May the Sun shine down upon you with the Abundant Blessings of Max! As was announced on January 23, 2020, Reformation of The Sacred Order was Initiated by The Grand Inquisitor. And now the time has come for the Three Phases of Reform to begin: Phase One: Reformation Phase Two: Reorganization Phase Three: Ascension High upon the Sacred Mountain, The Grand Inquisitor entered his mountaintop retreat to meditate and prepare for the coming Reformation. As Betelgeuse dims in Orion and the Sacred Numbers aligned in the first Palindrome Day in 909 years on 02/02/2020, a day of Wealth, Abundance, and New Beginnings, The Universe provided ample Confirmations and Agreements that the time of Reformation has arrived. That time is Today, a Master Number day on the Calendar. "I, Westwind, Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order of the West Pacific, hereby Invoke the Fourteenth of the The Thirty-Six Stratagems of Ancient China; Jiè shī huán hún (借屍還魂/借尸还魂):" "Take an institution, a technology, a method, or even an ideology that has been forgotten or discarded .... ..Revive something from the past by giving it a new purpose or bring to life old ideas, customs, or traditions and reinterpret them..." The Sacred Order of The West Pacific was built upon Foundations and Ideals that pre-date The Sacred Order. Thus, The Seven Concepts shall remain in our Heart through this Reformation: The Guidance of Max and Admin The Primacy of Game Mechanics The Authorities of Delegates and Founders The Sovereignty of Regions and Nations The Rights and Obligations of Rebellion The Necessity of Activity in it's Many Forms The Harmonies and Diversities of Communities All with Respect and Thankfulness for NationStates Creator Max Barry, the Beneficent actions of his Administrators and Moderators, and all Players that have Enlivened the Spirit of the Game. Today, I announce the Phase One Reformation. From this time forward we shall no longer be known as The Sacred Order of The West Pacific,and today restore our Foundations as, The Crimson Order Phase One Reformation: 1. The Sacred Order, while no longer an organization with membership, shall remain in our Hearts, in recognition of the Many Orders of NationStates that adhere (formally or informally) to The Seven Concepts. 2. The Crimson Order, being Inter-regional in scope, shall no longer append "of The West Pacific", or any other regional name to it's designation, except in cases where a Local Regional Membership or Individual Membership may append the name of the Region in which they reside. 3. The Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order is hereby Reformed and Restored as The Crimson King. 4. The Crimson Order shall be Reorganized in Phase Two by Decree of The Crimson King. 5. All Members in Good Standing of The Sacred Order are now Members of The Crimson Order. 6. All titles of The Sacred Order are hereby Translated to The Crimson Order, until otherwise Reformed in Phase Two. 7. Members-in-Waiting shall attain Ascension to The Crimson Order in Phase Three. Thank you for your kind attention and May the Blessings of Max and ADMIN be upon you! Hail The Crimson Order! The Crimson King, Westwind Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order Duke of Zhoushan and Youxia of The West Pacific Emeritus Rex and Co-Founder of Equilism Founder of The Watchtower "Former Everything"
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  25. Press Release From the Office of The Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order The West Pacific January 23, 2020 Greetings to all Friends and Members of The Sacred Order of The West Pacific! It is my privilege to announce to you today that a long overdue overhaul and impending Reformation of The Sacred Order has been initiated by this Office. Under consideration of The Grand Inquisitor are a number of Reforms, as The Sacred Order looks forward into the new Decade in NationStates. These Reforms will be announced as they are implemented. Reforms will aim to bring greater relevance, recognition and organization to The Sacred Order, as well as to modernize membership and purpose in alignment with the current State of The Game of NationStates. The Foundations of the Ideals of The Sacred Order will remain true: The Primacy of NationStates Game Mechanics, The Sovereignty of Individual Nations, The Inherent Authorities of Delegates and Founders, and The Necessity of Activity. Cardinals, Knights, and all members of The Sacred Order of The West Pacific, are hereby given Official Notice of The Impending Reformation of The Sacred Order. A bit of history. The Sacred Order of The West Pacific Imperium was announced six years ago on February 11, 2014, in order to provide a theme for the Imperium Government of The West Pacific under Grand Inquisitor and Delegate All Good People. That change was unanimously ratified by The Holy Grand Assembly of the West on February 22, 2014. "Take a look at the use of a theme in Lazarus as a recent example. Or look to the longevity of the NPO. Or the successful works to bring activity to a dead NationStates with The Crimson Order and others. Look to our fellow GCRs. In addition to Lazarus and The Pacific; Balder has its Nordic theme, Osiris has its Egyptian theme. The Rejected Realms has it's defender focus, and The East Pacific has adopted defenderism along with its Masonic backgrounds and long history of RolePlay. The South Pacific focuses on it's form of Democracy and widening it's military activity. The North Pacific is a bastion of legislation, legalism, and debate." Following the Delegacy of [nation]All Good People[/nation], the Sacred Order of The West Pacific continued as a non-governmental entity within The West Pacific, with relationships that extend outside of the region. This continues to be the status of The Sacred Order today, while The West Pacific has progressed through time into the Imperial China theme that was announced by then Emperor and Delegate [nation]The Holy Principality of Saint Mark[/nation] one year ago tomorrow, January 24, 2019. A listing of the Membership, Titles, and Organization of The Sacred Order of The West Pacific as it exists prior to Reformation can be reviewed here: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=218063 Thank you for your kind attention and May the Blessings of Max and ADMIN be upon you! Westwind of All Good People, Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order of The West Pacific
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    Visit our Discord and our Forum WA Delegate: Deadeye Jack | Culture Officer: PowerPAOK | Foreign Affairs Officer: Neop | | Outreach Officer: The Pharcyde | Media Officer: Bormiar Speaker of the Assembly: An_Dr_Ew Rejectmas 2019: A Celebration to Remember Deputy Officer Morover takes a quick nap on the floor of his apartment after a long day of cleaning Dramoon-colored stains out of the carpets of Capitol buildings. The turn of the decade was greeted by the Rejected Realms’ annual hairy and very smooth Rejectmas Festival, flaunting a gusto that rivalled its popularity back when the event ran in conjunction with the NationStates’ World Fair. We invite you to learn more about the holiday’s traditions here or to consult our brief checklist. With the regional holiday officially running from December 26 to January 1, our Culture Department prepared a series of ten activities for Rejectmas Festival 2019, hosted gameside, forumside and on our discord server. Hosted Gameside, we had a poll-run popularity Unicorn Jousting tournament, where contestants came up with unique unicorns to represent their nations and competed in elimination play-offs. Congratulations to [nation]The Church of Satan[/nation] whose sponsees, Rudolphon the Reindragon and Duke Christmas Goodknight, secured the title of Unicorn Jouster of 2019. The Lord of Misrule was also in full effect over on our RMB, causing what was essentially state-sanctioned chaos upon the region. Yet, do not let this description fool you, as the rules were strict and even more strictly enforced. A summary of the damage, in the form of suppressions and rule-inspired posts, as well as all the misrules throughout, can be seen here. Lastly, we also ran the Rejectmas Flag Guild. Over on our discord server, we ran two games of Escadian Battleship. The first was played using the Classic gamemode, and was later converted into a dispatch that narrates and gives justice to the experience, found here. The second is where we tested an early version of the new expansion gamemode, which has now officially launched through The Rejected Times’ Issue LV as the Werewolf Expansion. Turning our attention forumside, we saw the return of some old activities as well as some new and exciting additions; we saw the return of our old Rejectmas Tree, the return of Rejection Apologies, and our 3rd annual Rejectmas Chess Tournament, joined by the three new inclusions of Online Dixit, Pin the Tail uncovering the tail of the true Greymarshes’ Unicorn, and our popular group-led game of AI Dungeon. Congratulations to [nation]outboundstagnate[/nation] for becoming our 2019-2020 Rejectmas Chess Champion, usurping Delegate [nation]Dead I Jack[/nation]! Unicorn Star Treaty Ratified In a time of prosperity, The North Pacific and The Rejected Realms have come together again in order to draft a new treaty between the two regions. On December 9, 2019, with margins significantly in favor, The Unicorn Star Treaty was ratified. A closer relationship with The North Pacific was a goal of the leadership of The Rejected Realms for quite some time. After cooperating with each other for N-Day, for the Epic Gamer Party, and to combat the coup perpetrated against our mutual allies,The East Pacific, it ultimately came to fruition this past December. Then Delegate Kyorgia and Foreign Affairs Officer Deadeye Jack worked with their TNP counterparts to write a new treaty that included mutual defense and built on the provisions of the old, non-aggression pact, The Unicorn Star Accord. In effect, the new treaty was simply a rise in relations to a formal alliance. In the process of ratification, the treaty was very well-received on both sides, being ratified with 17 votes in favor and no against votes or abstentions in TRR, and 27 votes in favor, 4 abstentions, and no against votes in TNP. We at The Rejected Realms are excited about this new alliance, and we are even more excited to see where the future will take our relationship with The North Pacific. Electoral Dysfunction The Assembly has been abuzz with various threads this past month. But, why? I'll take “Election Season” for 1000, Alex. Several candidates lined up for the nomination/declaration processes, the first of which was for Officer Elections and began on November 30. Manson, New Wight, Glacikaldr (PowerPAOK/Nequedum), Neop, The Pharcyde, and Bormiar all made it through this process, but the latter four were the ones to come out victorious in the Officer Elections. Not nearly as fiercely competitive, the Delegate Election was won by Deadeye Jack in a landslide victory. Early on in the nomination process, it seemed very likely of Jack to run unopposed. However, to combat this while retaining a sense of good sportsmanship, An_Dr_Ew ([nation]Gorundu[/nation]) decided to run for the position of Delegate as well for the heck of it. Despite losing, An_Dr_Ew kept their chin up. This was not the last we saw of them in the election ring. With the Delegate Election coming to a close on December 12, the Speaker Election was not much far ahead; its nomination cycle began on December 31. Two familiar citizens announced their candidacies for Speaker. The first being An_Dr_Ew, and the second being Morover. On January 9, the voting period had come to a close. With six votes to Morover's five, An_Dr_Ew had won the tightly contested election and filled the role of Speaker. Congratulations to our newly-elected Officers, Speaker, and Delegate. Flag History Project Launched We're not even sure when this flag was flown over the region… (Flag made by Cuatela/A Raptor) Regions change over time, and as a result of this, so do their flags. As far as many people are concerned, documentation is essential to the preservation of these remnants of a time long passed. It's evident that Culture Officer Glacikaldr (also known as PowerPAOK and Nequedum) had preservation in mind when he started The Rejected Realms' very own Flag History Project. Revealed to the public on December 12, 2019, the Flag History Project is a program dedicated to archiving and documenting each notable flag flown over the region, at one time or another. Striving for accuracy, Glacikaldr has begun to list details about the flags that some would consider unnecessary. For example, he has collected information on when the flags were first flown, when they were made, and who crafted them. Historically, The Rejected Realms is a storied region. The Flag History Project has seemed to be a worthy cause and does well in its initial task of making citizens knowledgeable about our past as a region. Here is what a couple of citizens had to say about the program: No matter where the future takes The Rejected Realms, we must not forget our past. Mementos such as flags are not the limit. However, they're an excellent place to start. Other news Two horrific reanimated corpses have been found wandering around The Rejected Realms harassing citizens. Oh wait, it's just Sedge and CG! Popmaster has made a comeback. >_>!
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