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  1. Westwind

    Press Release: Reformation Phase Three

    Additional: The Crimson Order is pleased to welcome new Regional Member Wind of Spirits!
  2. 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"
  3. Westwind

    Foreign Dispatch Volume X Issue VIII

    Good to hear from our friends in LKE!
  4. 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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  6. 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"
  7. 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
  8. Westwind

    Hi, Hello, Welcome to Costa Rica

    I have to check in once in awhile to make sure the forum is still here. Although I suppose if something happened, someone would eventually tell me. I should probably change the forum default background one of these days. That snow looks cold.
  9. Westwind

    Hi, Hello, Welcome to Costa Rica

    Well, you just never know. But things are pretty quiet in these parts.
  10. Westwind

    TNP Updates

    Good to hear the attempt failed. I see Jocospor dispatched a brief statement: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1308714
  11. Westwind

    The Northern Lights Issue 30

    Interesting articles, thanks!
  12. Westwind

    Admin Request Thread

    So let it be written, so let it be done.
  13. Westwind

    The North Pacific Ambassador

    Welcome to Equilism! May our 15 year friendship never fail
  14. Westwind

    December 2019: Mayor Nominations

    I nominate Tarricoe and Isaris.
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