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Pope Lexus X

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  1. Pope Lexus X

    Gatesville News!

    Glad to see it all back up again so! Hope nothing was lost?
  2. Pope Lexus X

    Gatesville News!

    Thanks! Sorry I didn't get the second update to you, the Equilism forum was down when I was doing the rounds..
  3. Pope Lexus X

    Gatesville News!

    Update III - 21/4/13 Forum: Gatesville Region: Gatesville Inc Population: 343 nations WA Endorsements: 61 High Council: Nevadar - High Queen Gates - Grand Poobah Noctaurus - WA Delegate Kraut Killers - Forum Administrator Sudros - General of the Army Mr. Eviscerator - Internal Affairs Advocate Pope Lexus X - Theological Advocate Ukaraine - Court Jester Regarding the Events in The South Pacific An almost consistent feature of feeder conflicts is the confusion and speculation regarding the involvement of Gatesville in those affairs. The following message was sent by Gates the God to members of the Gatesville Guard yesterday and should clarify the region's stance on the matter. My fellow Gatesvillians, Last night at major update Milograd, the duly elected delegate of The South Pacific, took an unprecedented move in an effort to advance the cause of sovereignty in NationStates. At great personal sacrifice, and knowing with current game mechanics his efforts were doomed to eventual failure, Milograd took a stand. Our older players may not be familiar with the concept of Influence. Gatesville was founded well before its inception and flourished. In essence, nations that remain longer in a region acquire more Influence, thus making them more difficult to eject and/or ban from a region. in order to eject a nation the regional delegate must have acquired more influence than the other nation in question and then 'use up' the required amount. In its conception, it was a brilliant advance for sovereignty. In its implementation, it utterly failed and actually reduced the ability of regions to be truly sovereign in and of themselves. Older players became immune to any true punishment for not complying with their region's wishes as newer, younger players with fresh ideas attempted to make changes and bring their regions forward. This is not a valid concern in a region like Gatesville which has an active founder who maintains ultimate control, but for regions with no founder the results could be devastating. Like in The South Pacific. Inactivity reigned. An established oligarchy was in complete control with no real hope of newer, more active members to be able to establish themselves and make real changes if the oligarchy did not agree. For the feeder and sinker regions of NS, this is the norm. There has been much debate over several forms of media (the NS forums, regional forums, IRC, personal chat, etc) about possible solutions but without any real impetus to act. Which makes sense. Why should game mechanics be changed when there are other arguably more important aspects of NationStates to worry about? The new telegram system is amazing, but it does nothing to advance sovereignty in the game. We, as Gatesvillians, care about sovereignty. We care that nations and regions have the ability to govern themselves as they see fit. Whether that be standing by older, more experienced players or allowing newer ones to take a stand and roll with it, we think each region should have a choice about how to run itself, just as nations do. We were all new players once. So Milograd took a stand. He kicked out a few of the current governmental members and explained to the region that he was tired of the current Influence system, thus sparking debate that may actually lead to real change (finally)! Most people ignore that aspect, and view him merely as a dictator who is impinging on the sovereignty of The South Pacific. It is an obvious conclusion to be drawn if one is unaware of the greater aspects at play. Milograd is not stupid. His regional Influence is such that he could never hope to hold the region for an extended period of time. If that was what he wanted, he could have remained as the legal delegate through the current system and built up Influence over time. We are not asking you to support or condemn Milograd, but we felt that our members should be aware of the situation so as to draw their own conclusions. You may feel free to move to The South Pacific and partake in the squabble on whichever side you wish, but you are also free to remain here. Gateville's official position on this matter is neutrality. Our beloved Queen Nevadar, however, is not the sort of gal to let such a chance slip through her fingers as you well know. She moved personally to support Milograd in his quest, as did Regional BAMF Schleimels. One of our allies in The Sovereign Confederation disagreed with that decision and jumped to the conclusion that Gatesville was supporting Milograd. Amidst personal insults against our queen, the government of Osiris issued threats stating that if Gatesville did not remove its troops immediately they would take military action. They attempted to tell us what we could and could not do. THEY ATTEMPTED TO IMPINGE ON THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GATESVILLE ITSELF. This we will not stand for. Nevadar gave them until major update tonight to issue a formal apology or be declared an Enemy Of Gatesville. This afternoon, an official apology from the Madjack, Pharoah of Osiris, was issued to Gatesville and accepted by the High Council. While relations are still strained, Osiris is no longer declared to an Enemy and we will not be taking direct military action against them at this time. If you have any further questions, you are welcome to discuss this matter on our regional forum. In summary, Gatesville is remaining neutral on this issue and recognises the arguments to be made on both sides of this conflict. Following the distribution of the message, there are (at present) only 4 WA nations with Gatesville connections in The South Pacific. Councils of Gatesville v. The Conservative Front The court of the Inquisition has convened to assess the allegations that have arisen concerning Conservative Front (aka _CF_). The accusation is that Conservative Front, a former High Council and current Hall of Fame member, is a supporter of the World Assembly, Gatesville's sworn enemy and the enemy to national sovereignty across NationStates. The Councils of Gatesville demand to know if one of its own has turned upon it and as such has called the Inquisition to decide if Conservative Front has crossed into treasonous waters. The outcome of the trial will be sent in the next update, but do feel free to pop by and watch the proceedings from the public gallery where refreshments and thow-able objects will be available. 300+ Nations Once again we are happy to report that Gatesville Inc has hit another milestone on the road to restoration! Owing to the speed of our recovery, it is not hard to imagine Gatesville once boasted 1200+ nations (not counting the 300+ nations in our franchises) at its height. Once again, we offer thanks to those have aided the recruitment efforts and especially to the former members who continue to return in droves! Z-Day! Following the events of Z-Day, 1.6% of the population of Gatesville Inc remains uninfected. Gatesville Inc put up a strong resistance to the zombie threat, mostly by force of arms and as a consequence roughly 83% of the region are now dead. We hope the remaining 1.6% of uninfected and 14.9% infected citizens will be able to live together under the ever watchful eyes of Gates the Late and High Mummy Nevadar. World Assembly Report The office of the World Assembly Advocate, Gatchina, has produced the following report: Comrades, This round of WA voting they got the better of us. Against Corruption passed Statistics are as follows: Against Corruption was passed 9,319 to 4,755. This vote’s turnout was better than last time, about 45 of our 73 WA Nations voted on the resolution. 2 of our nations voted contrary to regional voting guidelines while the rest of you voted in accordance with regional suggestions. This brings us to the state of regional endorsements. As mentioned, the region has 73 WA members out of 330. Thus, we are operating at about 22% WA members, which is consistent with regional trends. I am pleased that several new nations have joined the WA in order to help us fight it. If your main nation resides in Gatesville Inc., please consider joining the WA to help increase regional power. We have seen an increase in delegate endorsement which pleases me greatly. We are operating at around 84% for delegate endorsement, which better and better. I really would like to see 100% of WA nations endorsing the delegate. I will close by repeating my traditional message: If you are not a member of the WA, I strongly urge you to join and endorse the delegate. We must all be able to share in triumph! You all have the ability to help us with our crucial mission! Comedy Zone
  4. Pope Lexus X

    Gatesville News!

    There's a Church of Westwind
  5. Pope Lexus X

    Gatesville Embassy Reopening Request

    Thanks folks! Good to see you too Nai
  6. Pope Lexus X

    Gatesville News!

    Update I - 15/3/13 Forum: Gatesville Region: Gatesville Inc Population: 136 nations WA Endorsements: 31 High Council: Nevadar - High Queen Gates - Grand Poobah Noctaurus - WA Delegate Kraut Killers - Forum Administrator Sudros - General of the Army Mr. Eviscerator - Internal Affairs Advocate Pope Lexus X - Theological Advocate Ukaraine - Court Jester The Reunification Several years after the close of the region of Gatesville many former nations, including Gates the God himself, have returned to NationStates and reunited the many successor regions of Gatesville; Holy Moosean Empire, Equilibrium, Cingeta and Gate of Evil. The reunification of Gatesville has been coordinated largely by former High Council members Nevadar, Kraut Killers, Agasaya, Ukaraine, Noctaurus, Sudros and of course Gates himself. The response of former members has been remarkable with many of them flocking to the new region of Gatesville Inc and re-establishing many old traditions; indeed, the Tavern is back open! Gatesville is proud to be re-entering the world stage once more, strong and determined to protect the sovereignty of all nations against the tyranny of the World Assembly. 100 Nations On March 15th, Gatesville Inc reached the 100 nation mark and is still growing! Such a feat seems trivial in the shadow of the 1000 nation strong region that Gatesville once was but such a growth in such a short period is a testament to the loyalty and work of Gatesville's former members. Bishop Othercoast wrote on the occasion: The Sovereign Confederation Gatesville has already begun to make its mark on the world of NationStates by joining such great regions as Equilism, The Pacific and Osiris in the Sovereign Confederation. The purpose of the organisation is stated by Astarial: Church & State! The Gatesville Church has been established to promote the Gatesville message and interpret the Word of Max Barry. The Church, divided into the Orders of Truth, Might, Knights Templar and the Inquisition, has been working tirelessly to fight the evils of the World Assembly, encourage population growth and develop our presence abroad. Our holy Pontiff hghlighted our struggle against the WA in a recent sermon: The Gatesville Ball! The Gatesville Internal Affairs Advocate, Mr. Eviscerator, is currently organising a Ball to commemorate its great return to NationStates. All our friends at home and abroad will be invited, and details of the Ball and its events will be released with the next Update. Comedy Section!
  7. Pope Lexus X

    Gatesville Embassy Reopening Request

    Hurray! Thanks Astarial! We can't wait to see more of you Westy Nice to meet you too Zeorus!
  8. Pope Lexus X

    Gatesville Embassy Reopening Request

    It's been a busy few weeks Good to see you still floating around Westy
  9. Wonderful to be back in Equilism, has been years! On this occasion, I am delighted to request the reopening of the Gatesville embassy. We are currently residing in the region of Gatesville Inc and our forum is at http://s13.zetaboards.com/Gatesville
  10. Pope Lexus X

    Foreign Update

  11. Pope Lexus X

    The Jethnean Journal

    Edition 3: Issue 1 Date: 14/12/08 Editor: Pope Lexus X Jethnea Moves House! On December 12th, the former King of Jethnea, Pope Lexus X, announced that Jethnea would be moving it's active populus to the Equinox forums where Jethnea would set up a Guild to govern the region's millitary and representation in Equinox. This move came with the acknowledgement of several senior members of Jethnea of the continued decrease in activity in Jethnea, and their hopes to keep Jethnea's culture alive no matter what. As Lexus said, "We could only go so far until we realised that there was little to keep people interested in the region." The Jethnea Guild in Equinox has already three members and is expected to recieve several more in the coming days. A charter has been written by Lexus, which is expected to be put to vote once more members join the Guild. The implications that the move to Equinox will have on Jethnea's membership in the Founderless Regions Alliance is unknown at present. Jethnea was offered a place in the FRA member-region 00000 A World Power, which would have protected Jethnea's FRA membership, however the Guild system in place in Equinox appealed more to Jethnea's needs. It is unsure whether or not this move is permanent as Lexus said in the closing lines of his speech that, "Jethnea will one day return, but not yet." We at The Jethnean Journal have not been given the full details on the meaning of this statement. This is literally what happened..Impressive.. Jethnea's Forum Attacked! On December 13th, Jethnea's home forum was viciously attacked by spammers trying to advertise products such as viagra on the forum. Two accounts were made, "viagraforlove" and "discountcilis", on the 12th and 13th of this month. A total of 29 topics were created advertising products which took administrators over 30 minutes to delete from the boards. Administrators are said to be furious over the incident, and irritated by the reappearence of the spam attacks. Over the course of the regions history, Jethnea has been subject to several attacks like this, however the attacks were generally one or two topics created at a time. The level of spam significantly increased with all visible forums being spammed. The cause was rumoured to have been the c-box which had caused the appearence of numerous pop-ups for IE users, however, noone is certain. With the removal of the c-box, administrators are again unsure why the attacks are still being carried out. Seriously.. stop the Spammers before they spam you! Jethnea Keeps Connections! With the move to Equinox, it was expected that Jethnea would drop all relations with foreign regions and only engage in external affairs through Equinox however several regions, including Equilism, have expressed an interest in maintaining relations with Jethnea due to it's long history and association over the years with these regions. The Jethnea Guild is more than happy to provide our old friends with word of our progress in Equinox and they are all more than welcome to stop by the Jethnean Café. All foreign friends are asked to stop by for Green Tea.. Honourary Knighthood Given! On the 17th of November the well-known graphics guru of Nationstates, Tweedy, was given an honourary knighthood in Jethnea, after the creation of the House of Lords in the region. The King said: Although the House of Lords is now closed until further notice, Tweedy is to be placed on the records as an honourary member of the Jethnea Guild in recognition of his work in Nationstates. Sir Tweedy recieves his honour in style..
  12. Pope Lexus X

    Jethnea & Equinox

    I hope you do too, cause I've just written an article on it
  13. Pope Lexus X

    Jethnea & Equinox

    We want Jethnea to survive, but we cannot do it on our own, and I was struggling more and more each day to keep people enthusiastic. Options 1 and 4 appealed to us most. I am too afraid of option one having watched my own region die the same way, so I have opted for option 4. Our intention is to join Equinox as a Guild of their region. We can keep the Jethnean Regional Guard, we can establish our own democratic hierarchy in the guild, and we can still keep the region. We would benefit hugely from partaking in their government, and we can get new members there as well. I ask you all to move a puppet nation to Equniox and sign up on their forum for citizenship asap, so we can rebuild ourselves. Remember this is temporary. Jethnea will one day return, but not yet. I officially abdicate my position as King of Jethnea, and I hope you all follow me to keep Jethnea alive in Equinox. Yours Sincerely, ~Pope Lexus X~
  14. Pope Lexus X

    Sorry

    Jethnea is still here.. we're just..going slowly.. Sorry for the inactivity. I like the funky new skin though
  15. Pope Lexus X

    The Jethnean Journal

    Edition 2: Issue 4 Prime Minister Returns! After the passing of the Cabinet Act, the first act passed by the new Regional Assembly, the Monarchs appointed long-time Jethnean, Henningania as Jethnea's new Prime Minister, a role which has previously been known as President, and Premier. The Monarchs said, "Henningania has served the region countless times as both a minister and leading figure. We wish him the best with his new role, and hope he will help bring the region to a new position in Nationstates." Henningania began his term stating, "As a first measure, I will call for general elections for the newly created, yet vacant positions of the ressort ministers and the Speaker of the reinstalled JRA. Then, there will be the task to stimulate regional growth as well as the creation of a full legal basis for Jethnea, a constitution. This is my agenda for the first legislation of the new Jethnea." We here at The Jethnean Journal wish him the best of luck in the future! Extra! Extra! Theory of evolutions "missing link" found! Election Excitement! Almost immediately after being appointed, Prime Minister Henningania, started the first elections in over a year! The elections are for the positions of Foreign Affairs Minister, Internal Affairs Minister, and Speaker of the Assembly. Currently five members of the region are up for election: Bolcheva and tommattox are running for Internal Affairs Minister position, Santa8 and The Merlion are running for the Speaker of the Assembly position, and Bolcheva and The Merlion are running for the Speaker of the Assembly position. Voting is set to end on the 30th of September with the executive starting their work on the 1st of October. We wish all the nominees the best of luck! Ah, memories of my own days as a nominee.. New Papers Launched! Two new Jethnean publications have already released their first newspapers, The Hot Issue and Henninganische Volkszeitung. Both papers include national and regional information, with both factional and fictional articles within them. Both papers are available to read here: The Hot Issue Henninganische Volkszeitung If only we had access to photoshop.. Interregional News The feeders are still in a state of confusion and war. Recent developments in The East Pacific saw one leader of The Empire, Lord Rahl reveal his true identity, as Biyah, the longtime West Pacifican, and citizen of Equilism. The North Pacific and Gatesville are also currently at war, with The North Pacific making the first move and taking over two Gatesville regions which were used for the "Survivor" game played by Gatesvillians frequently. Great Britain and Ireland were recently the victim of several disgraceful spam attacks on their forum by members of The New Revolution and The True Revolution. These attacks saw members of TNR and TTR posting pictures of a pornogarphic nature throughout the regions forum. Fortunately, the administrators were quick to clean the attacks off the forum, and several regions including Gatesville and Europeia have stated their disappointment of TTR and TNR, and are proceeding to end all relations with them. The warzones have been the scene of a number of battles recently between regions such as Equinox, The Black Market, New Sorvun, NPA, and others, and 00000 A World Power. The coalition group with Equinox managed to protect Warzone Europe, and forced Warzone Asia from 00000 A World Power, a huge achievement as AWP are known to have one of the most efficient defender armies in NS currently. North Pacific are currently holding an NS debating Contest on their regions forum. The contest, which has entered it's second round, began with 16 members, and now has been reduced to just 8; Delta Golf Sierra, Ferosa, Rhegaedia, Uropa, Todd McCloud, and The Narnian Council. It is being judged by Big Killer Babys, Sedge and Pope Lexus X. When Cultures collide..it ain't pretty.. Fin: This issue of the Jethnean Journal was brought to you by HM Pope Lexus X, and HM Earthly Heaven, the King and Queen of Jethnea.
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