State of the Township Address
October 19, 2019
My fellow Equilismers,
Once again I come before you as your elected Mayor to give a State of the Township address. An address of this kind, unfortunately, has not been given for over two years now. While I will no doubt not say much that is news to anyone, as the condition of our region is clear for most to see, I still feel that it is my duty to deliver you this speech. In it, I hope not to shame anyone, nor express that all is lost, but rather to shine the light on what we as Equilismers can do to make our region better and to present to you some of what I envision for the future of Equilism.
I ran for the office of Mayor on no platform and with no competition, and yet I won. I attribute this victory to the faith that has been placed in me in the past to guide our region forward and I will endeavour, always, to live up to that faith. However, this is a very unfortunate state for our township to be in. There simply are not enough people in the region and the people who are in the region have not been participating enough, including myself. Despite the lack of success in the past, we must restart our recruitment efforts.
On the foreign front, the Township has suffered as well. The Coalition Against the Ideology of Nazism disbanded nearly two years ago, and, one year ago, Europeia repealed its treaty with us due to its perception of Equilism as a "dead" region. While CAIN's disbandment was unavoidable due to the scandal surrounding Brunhilde, the loss of Europeia as an ally is stark. Though our two regions do not see eye-to-eye on every issue, Europeia represented a powerful friend and benefactor on the global political stage.
Additionally, the effort I made to create a new fighting force for Equilism, Section Sigma, has not borne fruit. Without the needed military expertise at our disposal, no amount of educational material here in Equilism can properly train those who would be our soldiers. Furthermore, we do not have enough soldiers enlisted to make any outside assistance worthwhile to another party. It seems, at least for now, that military gameplay will not be in Equilism's foreseeable future. I also believe we should discuss, as a region, what kind of military we would want, if any.
However, in events, Equilism has continued to perform grandly. In this last N-Day event in September, The E Team faction placed 7th; this was the first time we ended the event in the Top 10. I have confidence that we will take on this coming Z-Day with the same vigor. I have spoken with our Zombie Apocalypse Manager, Naivetry, and she has indicated her intent to join us again this year. I would like to take this time to briefly express my gratitude to her for her service throughout all of these years and hope that she will be able to join us as planned.
In conclusion, Equilismers, our region needs you to come together and fight for it. Fight for it the same way you fight on N-Day. Fight for it the same way you fight on Z-Day. I know in my heart and soul that you have the needed passion to make Equilism be exceptional. If you dare to channel it into the Township's day-to-day, it would transform our region dramatically. Instead of being in a state of decline, with your help, your energy, Equilism could thrive. Don't allow this historic region to wither away with not even a whimper.
Office of the Mayor, Isaris