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Emissary Report - April 2020

10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: April 2020
Population: 3285
Delegate Endorsements: 866
Forum: Link
Discord: Link
Twitter: Link

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Mingulay isle, THX1138.
~Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente
~Technical Liaisons: Kortexia, Aschente.


As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Pelanesomunk
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): HN67
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Marxist Germany
~Minister of Labor: HumanSanity
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.

New Government Appointments

~ 10000 Islands newest Ambassador to The Rejected Realms is Grea Kriopia. Eastern New England will serve as XKI Emissary to New West Indies. Wille-Harlia was appointed Emissary to Hartfelden. Congratulations to all three on their new appointments, and, kudos to Foreign Affairs maven Kuriko and XKI Minister of Labor HumanSanity who have now filled all diplomatic positions in the region.
~ Regional Cultural Officer HumanSanity brought on several new Office Assistants to aid in the development of regional events and ongoing projects. Welcome to the Culture Team Rovid-9, Constantinolia, Wille-Harlia, South Orwelland, and Valentian Elysium.
~ Dedicated Islander Eastern New England was appointed 10000 Islands WA Secretary by Chief Executive Markanite
~ The multi-talented Grea Kriopia was selected as 10000 Islands Secretary of State and will be supporting Kuriko in the WA Sec-Gen role and maintaining regular WA voting polls on the XKI forum.
~ Regional super-administrator Paffnia has been named Deputy Regional Reserve Chair
~ Gaming User Marxist Germany, Krystalveil, and HumanSanity have been appointed as RMB RP Moderators for the newly created XKI RP region A Taco Archipelago

A New Home for XKI Fast Roleplay

With the dramatic influx of new nations to the game after the Reddit boom earlier this year, the Council of Nine sought a creative solution to the accommodation of those newer nations that crave a quicker style of RP than TGs and the forum could allow. Not wanting ongoing RP to choke the regional RMB, the decision was reached to create an RMB-only region, with an embassy and RMB access exclusive to 10000 Islands residents.

Thus, A Taco Archipelago was born, and just in time for the latest wave of new nations in April, courtesy of Youtuber Drew. After a short period of transition and a few growing pains, the new region’s RMB is thriving with RP activity, international intrigue, murders, poisonings, skirmishes , and trade agreements. Lore in the region is growing at an exponential rate, and with such easy access and a welcoming core of RPers, early results suggest A Taco Archipelago will become a significant part of the 10000 Islands landscape.

10000 Islands Population Explosion

First and foremost, congratulations and sincere thanks must be extended to 10000 Islands’ exceptional Recruiting Team all of whom burned the midnight oil throughout April to tackle both of the Youtube waves of new nations to the game. The results of those efforts speak for themselves. At the start of April, XKI’s population was 1464 nations, by the end of the month 2761 nations were calling XKI home. Total new nations joining 10000 Islands during April was 1297. While there will no doubt be a downturn as the uncommitted nations begin to CTE (any day now) the region is anticipating good retention, thanks to a broad scope of engaging regional activities.

Around the Islands

~ Recent arrival to XKI Constantinolia was named April’s LinkFeatured Nation. Constantinolia has joined the XKI Cultural Team and is active in the field of NS Card Collecting, boasting the top deck in the region. Congratulations on being selected as Featured Nation by Deputy Minister of Education Sargon Reman
~ Nations Grea Kriopia and Controlitia have been appointed as members of regional Community Watch to provide more moderation and greater security in light of the huge increase in new nations.
~ Cultural Officer HumanSanity hosted a variety of Interviews with prominent NationStates players as part of the Link10000 Islands Best Flag and Motto Competition. Voting in the competition has now ended, and the winning flags and mottos can be viewed at the bottom of this dispatch
~ Senior Senator for Himes West and regional RP Czar (Gaming User) Marxist Germany held the LinkApril Trade Pacts Competition where nations sought to engage others in mutual trade agreements. The winning entry Liberal Understand and Agreement on Commerce featured agreements between nations Paffnia, HumanSanity, The United Royal Islands of Euramathania, Dorab, Jabberwocky, and Tuga nation. Congratulations to the winners, as well as to runner-up Trade Pact Perria International.
~ Congratulations also to Senator for Blue Canaria North Pelanesomunk who was selected as April’s LinkQ2 Rookie of the Quarter. Pel has been quite active in the region, was appointed interim Senator for BCN, joining TITO, and being awarded top recruiter for March. Well done!.
~ Cartographer-General Paffnia launched the new LinkIslands Space Programme, focusing initially on lunar exploration, and allowing nations to invest their hard-earned Tacos on the components and technology required to establish bases on the Linknewly crafted moon-map. This program leaves infinite room for expansion into the wider galaxy and will provide years of adventure for XKI residents.
~ WA Delegate Kuriko announced a Linkweekend visit to embassy region India. A variety of Islanders popped over to their RMB and Discord to say ‘Namaste’ during the event, and RMB exchanges between the two regions extended well beyond the weekend.
~ With the many hundreds of new nations arriving on the region’s shores in April, a variety of live RMB Q and A sessions were coordinated by Minister of Labor HumanSanity. Prominent Islanders and government officials took to the RMB to answer questions, provide guidance and welcome newcomers to the region. Thanks to Markanite, Kuriko, (Gaming User)Marxist Germany, Kanta Hame, THX1138, The Tasmanian Islands, HumanSanity, HN67, Paffnia, and Jabberwocky for guiding these essential orientation sessions.
~ Chief Executive Markanite proudly recognized two prominent nations with Awards in April: For their ongoing work on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19, health care professional Tuga nation was awarded the Link10000 Islands Purple Heart for outstanding bravery. To honour their recent election as WA Secretary General, and in recognition of their ongoing service to the region and the wider game, WA Delegate Kuriko was presented with LinkThe 10000 Islands Legion of Merit medal. Kuriko received yet more recognition from the International community, as outlined below:

WA Affairs

Congratulations to 10000 Islands Delegate Kuriko, who completed an exceptional run of success in April by receiving overwhelming support for Commendation by the Security Council. Congratulations as well to Markanite who co-authored the successful commendation. Also present among April’s XKI resolution authors was (Gaming User) Marxist Germany

Apr 01, 2020 SC Condemn This Game: An April Fools Day gag resolution playing on the similarity between ‘this game’ as it refers to NS, and the name of an existing region.
Author: Lord Dominator
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 2 | Against 9
Delegate vote: Against (weight 386)
Final WA vote: For 10540 (67%) | Against 5202 (33%)
Result: Passed Apr 4, becoming SCR#299

Apr 10, 2020 SC Commend Kuriko: Citing the target’s involvement in R/D, WA authorship, and service as regional Delegate
Author: Agalaesia
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 1 | Abstain 9
Delegate vote: Abstain
Final WA vote: For 12251 (80%) | Against 3068 (20%)
Result: Passed Apr 14, becoming SCR#300

Apr 14, 2020 SC Condemn Nations Creating Regions For SC Props: Another gag SC proposal playing off the April Fools idea, and seeking to condemn a region created for the sole purpose of this exercise.
Author: Davelands
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 2 | Against 11 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: Against
Final WA vote: For 1561 (9%) | Against 15041 (91%)
Result: Failed to pass

Apr 18, 2020 SC Repeal “Condemn This Game”: For the purpose of revoking the April Fools Day gag resolution.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 11 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For
Final WA vote: For 12631 (59%) | Against 8886 (41%)
Result: Passed Apr 22, becoming SCR#301

Apr 20, 2020 GA Prevention Of Forced Sterilisation: Seeking to limit nations in the practice of sterilizing their citizens, particularly as a response to a criminal act or as a means to control population.
Author: Maowi
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 14 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 673)
Final WA vote: For 20764 (87%) | Against 2989 (13%)
Result: Passed Apr 24, becoming GAR#486

Apr 22, 2020 SC Commend The Holy Principality of Saint Mark: Highlighting the target’s engagement in multiple regions, diplomatic work, and journalistic contributions to NS.
Author: The Unified Missourtama States
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 7 | Against 2 | Abstain 4
Delegate vote: For (weight 705)
Final WA vote: For 16164 (71%) | Against 6701 (29%)
Result: Passed Apr 26, becoming SCR#302

Apr 24, 2020 GA On Marijuana: An effort to harmonize permissive international law around cannabis use, as well as providing clemency for those previously convicted of marijuana related crime.
Author: Vhaovamer
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 4 | Against 12 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: Against (weight 715)
Final WA vote: For 5952 (25%) | Against 17433 (75%)
Result: Failed to pass.

Apr 26, 2020 SC Condemn Deruuu: An IC resolution seeking to condemn the target for bringing server-overwhelming traffic to the NS server
Author: A Mean Old Man
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 3 | Against 13
Delegate vote: Against (weight 736)
Final WA vote: For 2169 (91%) | Against 21214 (9%)
Result: Failed to pass

Apr 28, 2020 SC Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms": An effort to rescind existing legislation providing unfettered access to abortion throughout the WA realm.
Author: Marxist Germany
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 12 |
Delegate vote: Against (weight 796)
Final WA vote: For 5730 (23%) | Against 19114 (77%)
Result: Failed to pass

XKI Game-Side

This month’s curated collection of RMB posts offer a glimpse into one (very busy) day in the life of 10000 Islands, as the new nations poured in...

We think so too
Kuriko would agree
Thanks for spoiling our party, Drew
Herd world problems
Armstrong? Young? You’ll have to be more specific
The RMB has that effect
A friend indeed

April’s Regional Poll of The Month by Woonsocket was a little something to sink your teeth into

10000 Islands Best Flag and Motto Competition Winning Entries

As mentioned in the Around The Islands section of this dispatch, 10000 Islands hosted an International Flag and Motto Competition in April. After several rounds of qualifying voting, the Linkfinal round of voting revealed the most popular flag.

Congratulations to Penguin Dictators of Wintreath on having the most popular flag, and taking first prize

The runner up prize was awarded to This nation does not exist owned by prominent Islander Shy Guyia

Winner of Best Motto was nation The Element of Surprise with the motto ”Didn’t See That Coming”. Congratulations to Paffnia who owns the nation, and took first prize.

The runner-up for best motto was Dabberwocky of The United Federations with their nation Elon Musk and motto ”No Rights, No Worries”

Until next month, your 10KI Update Staff is signing off - THX1138

The Empire of Kuriko