Well, they are preparing an official statement at the moment, which I will post, then give a poll.
The day is cold and crisp, but that clearly doesn't effect the emperor as he steps out on to the terrace, his two attendant guards stand at attention, he waves his hand and they leave, another man, wearing the red robes of a sovereign protector. "My emperor," the protector bows, "the other nations are preparing for war, you should've dealt with them when you had the chance, now we may have to fight." The emperor take a deep breath, "I do not doubt that this war will be long and destructive, but it will rid the nation of many of the issues we currently face," he tone darkens, but if they strike at the people who have not been known to raid, then we will strike back."
"Hi everyone! I’m Bennisia (Benn) and I’m the Immigration Minister for the region Heart, a territory in a Union led by the region Force. What I've proposed to Santland is that you guys (who are slightly smaller and slightly less active) move to us (Heart) to boost Heart's population and activity and also give a hand to your region. You guys will get a Cabinet role and will have total control of Heart’s RP, and we won’t take away from your regional identity - you will be able to organise politically, religiously or however else you want to. I know that you do your RP on RMB, ours is primarily on Discord but it’s not very active; We’d love for that activity boost on the RMB from you guys. As a Former PM of Heart and current Immigration Minister I think this is all positive; A population boost for both of us, and a new alliance of two relatively small regions, working together for the betterment of each other. Please do consider this merge - we’d love to have you
This statement is in conjunction with the new merger poll. Voting No is acceptable and you will not be judged.
Vadesh had been held hostage for weeks now. Everyday his captors would come in to the tent they held him in and tortured him, thinking they could get valuable information for their next raid. Today was not one of those days. It was early in the morning. Vadesh was still sitting tied to a chair, blood running down his face and soaking his robes. He had heard his guards outside the tent talking. They seemed to be very relaxed, not expecting retaliation. Thats when he heard it. Hooves pounding the ground, metal clanking and feathers fluttering. Vadesh began to worry. He had heard of the increasing intensity and brutality of the raids. Sweat began to run down his face as every worry he could possibly have raced through his mind. Then he heard steel clashing and screams of pain. He noticed his guards were gone, presumably off fighting the attackers. He heard frantic yelling, but some of it was Fernusi. Then a Fernusi soldier, plated in steel and covered in blood, burst into the tent. "General, hes in here!" More soldiers rushed in, cutting Vadesh's binds and carrying him to safety at a Fernusi military outpost where his wounds will be treated. This daring rescue solidified the strengh of the new Fernusi army and made it clear that there will be no compromise with the raiders.
I've been thinking for a little bit of how to make my country a stew of different irl native cultures while still being a feasibly united country. I was thinking that the villages along the river have a more Polynesian/Maori style culture centered around fishing and a warrior tradition. The western border and northwest could be a Sub-Saharan African style culture centered around hunting game and foraging in the jungle/forest. The northeast could have a Nordic culture inspired by the neighboring Til-Gur. The indentured servitude of Til-Gur could have also bolstered their pro-slavery views. They are focused on mining. The center would be plains and grasslands inspired by Midwestern Native Americans with slight Adduni influence. They could be mostly farming and livestock with homesteads hunting herds of buffalo and similar animals.
Also, I'll be gone for a little over a week in North Carolina. My brother accidentally lost the phone I use by putting it in the library return bin, so I won't be able to use it since the library has to quarantine it for four days and I'm leaving tomorrow, so bye!