RP: Divine Empress Visits another "Divine".
A Large Blue Dragon is spotted flying into Areleand and heading towards the Imperial Palace. An Rider is spotted on the Dragon and its assumed that Divine Empress Esolda is using that as a means of Transport. To Which the Dragon will land in the Courtyard of the Imperial Palace.
RP: Final Attempt
The Cross of Fire militants disguised as socialists would make one last attempt to get inside the striker’s stronghold. The force would return and present the strikers with 5 large crates packed to the brim with MREs and other forms of food rations stating: “We know your people are starving hence why we have brought you this food. You need more people to defend your families and the Blayredeshians plan on killing you after this siege. With more men like us on your side you could prolong the battle to the point where the Blayredeshians will have to ask for peace. If you don’t let us in to defend you then odds are without us the Blayredeshians will slaughter you and your families.” The militants would then present the strikers with photos showing the heavily armed Blayredeshians preparing for what looked to be a major assault on the striker’s position to further enforce the idea the striker’s would need all the help they can get.
The Diplomats are Enroute and will arrive in 4 days via jet transport
RP: Peace I guess
Luwuia has reached a peace and economic deal with Fiercewood. The Peace Treaty will end all hostilites between the two nations as well as create a non-aggression pact and Luwuia will return the 4 Bio-Synthetics to Kemonomica. An economic deal has also been made where Luwuia and Fiercewood will have free trade and economic investments between eachother
RP: The Olympics Test
IHN (Ironist Hall News): This just in A sports agency known as the Crostkol Sports of Comaraka has challenge not only Comaraka but all those who want to participate in the Olympics. The following sports are table tennis, Gymnatics, Hockey, and Pigskin Football. Winners will be the official sponsor of the CSC. Garry Pinkerton is a spokeswolf for the CSC and this is what they have to say: "We challenge all of you to join in our events to see who has the better athletes in Kalrainia"
RP: A friend!
Esolda has left and is now Ruling Her Country again... however Members of the high up are concerned over her wellbeing as she is ruling stricter with Karz gone now.
RP: Only I can Kill my Own People.
Esolda after leaving the ICe Palace arrives to the Strike area and begins the Attack Unaware of the Disquised Soldiers and begins to attack both Groups with her Tanks and Troops. Communications are messy since Esolda just showed up without contacting Blay or King Wallace as shes been out of the loop for a While.
Blay Soldiers nearby are told to stand back as quote from Empress Esolda "Only I can kill my own people." The moment Esolda was seen on a Tank is all it took for the Miners to race away with there Famalies to end the Strike. This Violent Crackdown will be remembered as for the Disquised Blayredeshians they are fired upon breifly but stops as Esolda Finds it really Strange Blayredeshian Humans of Accent and Ethnicity are here let alone Socialists. When News Breaks that they are disquised Esolda immediedly orders Medics for any Disquised Blayredeshians injured however Esolda is mad that King Wallace would allow Blayredeshians inside her country. Any an all non-official Military units are Barred. Rouge Paramilitary Units will now be hunted down and shot. Survivors will be de-limbed and tossed over the border. Official Blayredeshian or Government Sanctioned Disquised Units will be escorted out of Icewindia. Esolda plans a Joint-Military Exercise to make up for this little accident.
Esolda begins a Reign of Terror with Order of Ravens to begin kicking down the Door of every house no matter Ideology in the Colonies and taking the First Borns away from Families to chuck them off a Cliff. Esolda re-integrates the Colonies by force and will show who is in charge from now on. She has greenlighted Operation Pitch, The Order of the Ravens begin to round up Socialist Father's and Nail them up to the Cross and light then in Pitch. Purposely leaving the Mothers and Children alive so they will remember what happens when you Strike or Rebel.
Criminals in the Jails are not spared Reign of Terror either, As Esolda sets them all Free without there Hands. They will be a Reminder to Crime in the Empire. Only the Solists are spared the Destruction in the Reign of Terror.
RP: What is this?
Icewindia asks what is Elerium?
Daily Update From Thalassia
Yep its back. We are currently in our football season. We are also in IAFF world Cup qualifying. Have a great day
RP: Mec II electric boogaloo
As the previous Mec offensive provided the nationalists with impressive gains in both territory and power, it was expected that as it stalled out that the cost of the offensive in both lives and material would prove slowing to the nationalist advance. However this expectation has been broken as panicked news leaks out of the Center Valley of a new nationalist offensive, bolstered by the deployment of League forces, which has blitzed through the government lines. Beginning late in the night, the sky was cast alight with a sudden cascade of orange lights as Blayredeshian bombers resumed their previous campaign of bombing with an unforeseen increase in both the number and damage of their runs. The bombing campaign primarily targeted the government’s defensive forts and infrastructure, reducing their defenses that snaked across the fields and city streets to ruin. This was followed with a combined arms push by Nationalist forces and their league allies as they swept across the many mountainous plains that once flew the tri-star flag. In some towns the nationalists were even met positively with several mayors declaring allegiance to the Junta and allowing them to pass without a shot fired. However in a majority of cases they were met with stiff resistance, though their tenacity proved unstoppable to the league’s air power which delivered several important victories. In Marille, league infantry and Icewindian tanks fought with Agrarien militias over the hills which surrounded the town before devolving into urban warfare leading to capture of a vitally important regional power station. In Caroux, NRM brigades encircled a socialist army battalion, forcing the surrender of over 1000 socialist soldiers and their Lieutenant Colonel. The government for it’s part has ordered a general withdrawal from Conreac and Haravgny as well as southern Vossefaire with most of the army there scrambling to a hastily assembled fallback line as they attempt to stem the tide of the advancement of nationalist aligned forces.
As the government increasingly finds itself outgunned and outmanned, they are resorting to more desperate measures. With the government reducing the minimum age for conscription from 20 to 18 with the new manpower going to newly constituted militia units and to fill the gaps in the existing federal army. As well the government, quickly burning through it’s stores of weapons and ammo has begun using supplies from caches which contained mothballed guns that were used in the unification war in an attempt to get more soldiers on the ground. As well, the central government increased the penalty and punishment for desertion and has begun a propaganda campaign to attempt to inspire the soldiers to “Hold the line against the league puppets”. However as the hum of enemy bombers draws ever more north, there are doubts about the government’s ability to do so.
RP: NRM general assassinated
Though the advance was largely to the benefit of the nationalists, it hasn't been without loss. A major one being the killing of Brigadier General Henri Botrel who was killed by an artillery fragment after the units he was commanding came under fire under they approached the recently liberated hamlet of Avile. President Mesny and Marrast have put out a joint statement offering condolences to the family and honoring the late general along with with an announcement that he will receive a state funeral in his home town. Botrel is so far the only nationalist general killed in action in the conflict.
RP: GDF enclave in Yirvaire repulses nationalist incursion
During the nationalist takeover of the south during the initial incursion, the towns there were presented with the choice between loyalty or sedition with many either siding or being "coerced" into joining the rebels. However a small pocket of half a dozen towns in the southwest Yirvaire province instead sided with the Gatisian Democratic Force in a bizarre twist that not even the GDF anticipated. They have since existed on the fringe with many miles between them and the GDF as a de-facto independent isolated island of disaffected towns who saw no benefit in either the government or the Augustine Junta. As concern and fear mounts in nationalist leadership over the GDF's relative inactivity and a possible southern offensive sandwiching them, forces in the south have seen it a priority to attempt to shore up their positions. The pocket existed as a prime concern and it was decided that it's existence can no longer be tolerated. However in a stunning upset, the enclave managed to survive as the mechanized troops dispatch to take it over became stuck in the muddy tracts around the area and were forced to retreat as the enclave's forces fired upon them from their makeshift road barricades. Though the defeat is an embarrassment to the local nationalist garrison, it is unlikely to garner them much more time as the fury from federal leadership is sure to ensure their eventual collapse.
The Republic of The Gatisland
Leader: President Mesny
Alliance: Augustine Junta
The king across the pond has come home. Exiled following his disgrace and ejection from power, President Mesny has used his position as head of the government in exile in Salis and his continued harsh critiques of the socialist government to gain both support and financial backing for the insurgent militias on the exiled government’s payroll from the wealthy community of Gatisian exiles. Now that he has returned he faces the task of a bloody campaign north and a need to regain the popular support of the people as well as the younger guard of the movement to further his aims.
National Republican Militia
Leader: Armel Marrast
Alliance: Augustine Junta
“L’armee d’Armel” as it is often jokingly referred to, represents the young guard of the nationalist movement. Arising years after the revolution as a radical student group in the Southern Agricultural University, the group separated itself from the mainstream Mesnyist groups for it’s syncretic ideology that attempts to meld corporatistic economics with traditionalist social views. Driven underground, the group found new life as their charismatic leader Armel Marrast molded it into a powerful group of militias which aims to achieve Marrast’s “Nouvel État”. Though they have cooperated with Mesny so far, the two groups often view each other with suspicion and are only united by their hatred of the central government, though even this alliance may have it’s limits.
The Socialist Federation of The Gatisland
Leader: President Pro-Tempore Charles Barthet
Shaken by a multitude of crises, the socialist central government is in dire straits, with a financial and domestic crises creating the biggest threat to the post-revolution politics and the Cazalite policies that have been implemented in its wake. Governing from Therveux, the government has attempted to further industrialise the country while pursuing a more internationalist foreign policy, though the nationalist threat has only since escalated. Barthet has managed to evade the total collapse of the federation, but the loss of southern control has already shaken confidence in his administration, and it seems unlikely he will remain as president. The units of the remainder of the federal army have professional training and equipment stockpiles, but their tactics must be chosen carefully to best the tenacity of the rebels. The government must choose a new leader and will try to manage both domestic and international relations to ensure that the federation shall not die how it was born.
Gatisian Democratic Forces
Leader: Governor Robert Marais, Jordi Calet
A union borne of need, the Gatisian Democratic Forces are a collection of irregular ethnic militias and federal police and army units which have been coalesced to defend the areas of Galtier province and the Mardoba River Autonomous Region. Though recently established the new players in the much changed political landscape of Gatisia have managed to maintain control over their claimed area and have repulsed the minor incursions made by nationalist fighters. Governed from Edennes, the newly minted proto-state is governed by a political diarchy of each entity’s leader in an attempt to balance this new union which for now remains a defensive pact against the Mesnyists but could turn into a more aggressive force for change and democracy should the sands shift in their favour.
Therveux Free Zone
Leader: Armel Garreau
Armel did not wish this upon Therveux, but his hands were forced after some of the worst communal violence the city had seen since the revolution broke out and exposed the deep divisons in the city. After he saw the government continue down a path of "pacification" he saw as suicidal and counterproductive he has declared the capital a "free zone". Though the declaration has given the city a much needed respite from the clashes and violence that have been tearing at it's once famous stability, the pressure on the new administration is great. The ire he has raised in the north is great and the nationalists have only since been emboldened by his concessions towards them which threatens to break Armel's dream of a peaceful and prosperous city at every step his administration takes.
The Nationalist Government of Ourandois
Leader: Armand Tiberi
Alliance: Augustine Junta
Tiberi had though his career in politics was over. After stepping down following two terms as the popular elected governor of the province of Ourandois. He retired to his summer cabin in the southeast of the province, expecting a quiet retirement. When public opinion turned against the political right following the Wheat-Stalk Revolution, Tiberi fled to Salis. There he settled in a majority Gatisian exile neighborhood and attempted to live a quite life, initially refusing to return and support a faction due to his centrist leanings and dissatisfaction with the beliefs of the various insurrectionists. It is perhaps this centrism is the reason that the two nationalist factions picked him for their great gamble. Though his popularity seems to have won him control of the south of his province, it is not a job he wants and he now faces the task of juggling the influence of the two factions who forced his return as well as scrutiny to attempt to present his government to the wider country and world as something other than a weak nationalist puppet.
Hey my friends, it's me, Zukchiva, your local ambassador from TEP!
Here's our latest form of our regional news publication:
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July 31, 2020
Mindful Horizons: The University Reimagined
By Wonderess (Castle Federation)
Over the years, since 2011, I have spent in NationStates, I have realized that being here was never about the game. Of course, gameplay can be fun and fulfilling, but really NS gives us an opportunity to be a part of a community and contribute something we can be proud of. I am happy to be able to tell you here that yet another opportunity has blossomed in The East Pacific. The historic University of The East Pacific is open once again for everyone to enjoy and take part in. I am equally proud and humbled that I am the one that gets to speak to you about it. I am thankful to the Delegate for allowing me to become a new addition to the TEP community in such an amazing capacity as the Chancellor of the University.
You may be wondering what is in store for the University, so I hope I can paint a full picture for you. UTEP is first and foremost a community. I have decided on a motto for the University which is Veritas per civitatem which translates to “Truth through community.” It is all well and good to learn through Wikipedia pages or readings through books, but knowledge really comes alive when we approach it through discourse and speak about our loves with those who share our passion. Truth comes through the encounter of the other, and so UTEP fully revolves around this premise. We have both forums for in character topics such as NationStates subjects, role play, TEP history, along with real-world topics like science, the humanities, and subjects you would find at a real-world university. We provide goals to work towards such as the creation of a department which through effort can thrive into a sub-community focusing on a specific topic. You may even find yourself promoted to professor one day heading that department. The UTEP balance is between openness to provide spaces and resources for the topics you love to explore and also keeping the structure coherent so that there are not a bunch of empty channels or subforums forever.
The University mainly functions in two places. The forum is where academic works like papers go while the newly formed UTEP Discord is where conversations and casual learning take place. We are still getting things up and running, but I think the level of interest and excitement I have seen is very promising. I hope UTEP can be a place where all of NS can come and take part and actively bring growth to the TEP community as a prime intellectual hub of NationStates.
If anything here piques your interest, then I invite you to join us. If you would like to be a part of the inaugural UTEP staff and come join our ongoing conversations then you should join our Discord: [url]https://discord.gg/SFfHssK[/url]
Then just petition the Chancellor for membership in the Chancellor Petition channel, and you are on your way. Details about the university can also be found on the Discord in the Quick Facts channel. No matter who you are, there is something you can bring to our community that no one else can. I hope to see you come to take part soon! Thank you for reading, and here’s to a long-lasting and successful University!
Wonderess (Castle Federation)
Chancellor of the University
TEP RMB: A Fantastic Place to Be
By now many readers of our awesome regional newspaper have seen articles on both RMB RP and forum RP. And many may be wondering… “Really? Another article on this roleplay stuff? How is this relevant to anything I care about?”
Well, consider this article as an opinion, by me, Zukchiva, on why RMB RP is an awesome place for roleplay for your average newbie. Or in other words… a sort of recruitment article? Whatever, let’s get to it.
#1 REASON: YOU GET A MAP, YOU GET A MAP, YOU ALL GET MAPS!
Many roleplaying regions usually have one or two maps, in which people set their nations and roleplaying careers on. Maps are pivotal to most regional roleplay communities and rarely does roleplay exist in a region with no map to mark down land claims.
But here in TEP’s RMB, map limitations are nothing but a false construct. We’ve gone through multiple variations of maps and are still learning to this day what makes a jaw-dropping map and what makes a flop. In fact, you could consider the map environment of TEP RMB RP’s as something following Darwin’s theories of evolution; the maps that attract and keep roleplayers survive and thrive, those that fail to grab interest eventually die out and are forgotten.
But this world of tough love shouldn’t be discouraging to any intrepid cartographer! Roleplayers are forever seeking new opportunities to a) worldbuild, b) rule the world, or c) sh*tpost in new creative contexts. And what provides those very necessary opportunities? MAPS!
So the bulk of this reason is that TEP’s RMB RP is really a place for map experimentation. Roleplay in the (currently) three maps available, or maybe even make your own map and see what makes a good roleplay!
#2 REASON: DEDICATED COMMUNITY
Not everyone wants to roleplay with only themselves for company. Most people really want to experience the joys of nation-making with other flesh-and-blood humans. At the risk of toxicity, headaches, drama, and angst, roleplaying with other people is something that can be an enlightening and fun experience!
And that’s what TEP’s RMB RP roleplay has. An active, dedicated community focused on roleplaying (at least, when they aren’t meme-posting or discussing politics when the ROs aren’t prowling). It’s a community that’s been established for over two years, and it has been extremely vibrant ever since. (It’s also kind of taken over the entire RMB, to the point where “RMB” is a stand-in for “RMB RP”, but don’t tell anyone that.)
If you don’t believe me, just look at those page numbers! From 2011-2017, the RMB only had around 3,000 pages (sad). But then when the spark of roleplay hit, the RMB churned out nearly 40k pages in the span of 2018-2020 (nice).
#3 REASON: BAD ROLEPLAY? WE’RE USED TO IT
A lot of times, people often fear roleplaying/writing in general because they think they suck at doing it. The fact is, however, that RMB RP is full of “bad” roleplay. Plot lacking, shallow characters, and godmodding are as common to RMB RPers as seeing roleplay posts are.
So is your low-quality writing holding you back? Are those large beautifully-written textwalls scaring ya from trying your hand? Well, don’t let them. Because lemme tell you: I was here when all of these roleplayers began writing their first roleplays. And while they all write beautifully now, they sucked when they first started out in their writing diapers!
So TEP RMB RP is perfectly used to “bad” roleplays. So come and grow with us! We won’t do much (besides decimating your country and take over the world).
ENDWORDS AND FAREWELLS
Roleplaying, in the end, is an awesome endeavor that occurs all throughout NationStates and the internet in general. But TEP’s RMB RP is one of the best places to begin your roleplaying career; whether it’s trying to get used to socializing with people on the Internet, improving your writing, or just wanting to talk about your nation to others.
You have to start somewhere, so why not start in a dedicated, experimenting, seen-it-all roleplay community? Because in the end, there really is no reason not to!
So come along down, old and newbie roleplayers alike, to TEP’s RMB RP. I promise we’ll take care of ya. Somewhat.
See you around! :D
By y0 (Evrigenis)
Throughout my time in The East Pacific, I have found many aspects enjoyable—the region’s diverse RPs, lively government debates, and new trading cards organization have each been good reasons to start playing and keep staying. But I have found the best reason of all is its community. Our community is hard to define, but one of our core characteristics is that we are extremely inclusive and constantly improving. In the last month, we have initiated several region-wide programs to boost activity.
One major component of this suite of renovations is the World Assembly. If you’re not familiar with it yet, here are some pages that may help you get context. If you are familiar, that’s great! To encourage region-wide participation in the WA, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs has launched Raising Eastern World Assembly Recognition and Development. Wallenburg, TEP’s MoWAA, stated his primary objective for the program succinctly: “As Minister for WA Affairs, I am chiefly interested in getting people to join the WA, take interest in its mechanics, and become part of the WA community.”
As a precursor to REWARD, TEP implemented an auto-updating dispatch to encourage WA members to endorse our Delegate, Libertanny. But that’s just the beginning. We have also begun discussion for a tiered reward system based on how many endorsements nations give and receive. But that’s not where REWARD ends. The WA Development Program of TEP has made strides to publish region-wide opinions on resolutions. We are also in the process of building a mentorship program that connects experienced authors with newer members of the community.
If you haven’t already, you should join the WA community! I hope you’ll find it as rewarding as I do.
Volinovia and Merlovich Talk About Each Other’s Maps!
By TechTag (Technocratic Tagalog)
Here in NationStates, every region has its own message board, or RMB for short, which is used for talking IC (In-Character) or OOC (Out-of-Character) stuff. But here in TEP, the RMB has another function, Roleplay!
But first, what is a roleplay? What is RMB? The Regional Message Board, or RMB for short, is a chat function visible in a region,( found by scrolling down on the region’s homepage). This aspect allows nations of that region or other people from other regions if they have an embassy there to communicate and displays their flag as well as allowing them to ‘like’ others’ messages and quote them. Roleplay is the changing of one's behaviour to assume a role, either unconsciously to fill a social role, or consciously to act out an adopted role.
Now we have RMB RPs where people role-play in the regional message board. But what do they roleplay? Of course, there are people who have made specific maps and specific eras to fit the nation/player’s taste on roleplay! In TEP we currently have 3 very active roleplays, Windsor by Volinovia, Valsora by Merlovich, and Courisla by me!
Windsor takes place in the World War I Era of the 1910s to 1920s; Valsora features modern technology roleplay that is slowly advancing into future tech, while Courisla is a renaissance role-play that is also advancing in technology. But since there are lots of Regional Message Board Role-plays sometimes bad things happen including on which RMB RP is better or such, and this is the purpose of this article, to ask the owners/cartographer’s opinion about other RMB RPs throughout the entire region of The East Pacific, starting with Volinovia, the Owner and the Lead Cartographer of Windsor!
TechTag: *barges in Volinovia’s room door* Hemlo Volinovia! How are you? Are you doing fine on your vacation? I hope you get a keyboard soon. Anyways I’m not here for that, But I think you already know why am I here right?
Volinovia: Hello! Doing fine here, thank you though. And yes I do know why you are here in the middle of night barging in at my big mansion is totally not creepy.
TechTag: Okay, okay I am sorry to interrupt your beauty sleep. I will only ask a few questions about the RMB RPs then I will leave you alone. Is that okay?
Volinovia: Fine then. Ask.
TechTag: So, what do you think about Valsora?
Volinovia: I love Valsora, it was the map I really made the image of my nation on through kicking the NUSSR’s butt back when he was fledgling. I have always liked it through Zuk, Nova, and now Merlo.
TechTag: Okay okay, what do you think about Merlovich and Valsoran roleplayers? Instead?
Volinovia: Valsoran Roleplayers have always been my friends, I have always kept tabs on Valsora and the movement of things in the TEP, although I may be biased in thinking Windsor is better, Valsora is certainly not far behind and is an important piece of the TEP’s history.
TechTag: Hmmmm, okay. Last question. Are there any circumstances that you have encountered saying that “Valsora is better than Windsor” or other things that basically make Windsor and Valsora somewhat rivals? If yes, what would you do to show that it’s not rivals of some sort, and if no, what would be your response to it if it happens?
Volinovia: I remember in the first version of Windsor had a small running with a Valsora v Windsor rivalry. I don’t think that either map is “better”. Each RPer needs to find the map based on their RP style. While Windsor may be a little more Game like and in-depth, Valsora has its own charms that make it unique as well and nobody should be judged based on their choice of map. If a Windsor RPer went around toting that Windsor is better than Valsora and started being toxic I’d clamp down on them, I would expect and hope that Merlo and the Valsora staff would do the same.
TechTag: Thank you for your amazingly grandiose answers Voli! I know this may be short and somehow quick as it’s my first article and *sigh* woooo. This is somehow nerve-cracking! Anyways I shall barge out of your room now! Until we meet again! Woop woop!
Woo! What an entertaining interview! Let’s go barge into Merlovich next! This will be enjoyable as well!
TechTag: *barges in Merlovich’s door* Hemlo Merlooooooooo! I mean no- Oi mate! howdy! What are you doing in this fine upside-down world today? Oh my god, it’s too hot here!
Merlovich: G’day m8, what brings you here in the middle of deserted Australia with lots of spiders, snakes, and emus?
TechTag: Ah yes, I came here to interview you! about…..*pants heavily* Windsor… Yes! Windsor.
Merlovich: About Windsor? Hm sure, go ahead!
TechTag: Okay then if you say so, first question -- so, what do you think about Windsor?
Merlovich: I think Windsor is great, it's always interesting to look at other maps as a map owner myself. I like Windsor both as a conventional map, and admire the loyalty it's members show to it. Despite it's quieter nature recently, Windsor still has a great load of potential, and I'm eager to see where it goes.
TechTag: What a wonderful answer: very nice, next question! What do you think about Volinovia and Windsorian roleplayers instead?
Merlovich: I don't know a huge amount about individual roleplayers on Windsor, but I know that they're quite strongly tied with the map, and they enjoy it. As for Volinovia, that only goes to show how much he cares for the map, and how well he's done at running it.
TechTag: *is jungshooked* Okay, questionne la finale~ Are there any circumstances that you have encountered saying that “Windsor is better than Valsora” or other things that basically make Windsor and Valsora somewhat rivals? If yes, what would you do to show that it isn't at all If no, what would be your response to it if it happens?
Merlovich: I've heard from a lot of people that Windsor is either being run better or is overtaking or has 'overtaken' Valsora as the RMB's main RP map. I've seen a lot of people place Windsor and Valsora as direct rivals, which I'm not a fan of, and neither is Voli. Both these maps can work and live in peace with one another, and they've done so recently quite well. I dispute the claim that Valsora is any lesser than Windsor, while I admire the work that Voli has put into Windsor, and am impressed with its longevity, I'm still confident that Valsora is the main map for RMB RP. Valsora goes through ups and downs, it always has and the cycle continues no different, sometimes there just needs to be a spark to keep the RMB alive and running smoothly. Valsora is still going strong and will continue to do so. I love this map and have the utmost faith in it's continued success as TEP's main RMB map.
TechTag: What a long answer, anyways thank you so much for your time and such, I hope you have a good day mate!
Merlovich: Yeah, you too!
There we go, we basically got each other’s opinions on their maps. Both Cartographers say each other’s map is awesome and unique in its own way, having different roleplay styles. Both maps have their own life and fandom and should not get hate, as they are one of TEP’s most influential RMB RP Maps, and their purpose is to shed happiness and fun to its roleplayers, not hate. -TechTag
Technocratic Tagalog Interview: RMB’s Rising Star
By Art (Sokala)
1. How long have you been in NationStates?
Around 96 Days! And Yep, I’m one of those peeps who joined during the infamous “Drew Wave”.
2. How long have you been in The East Pacific?
I started in TEP So lol! Same day as my nation founded above!
3. What was the first RP that you joined? What made you join that RP?
4. Are there any other RPs you are part of? What are those RPs?
Yep! I am also a Part of Valsora, My own map, Courisla, and now the forum rp, Urth! And some Roblox RPs
5. What are you RPing as in those RPs respectively?
Ah, in Valsora I’m just a simple republic there who is slowly rebuilding from the ashes of its past, I decided to go into that way since I’m inactive in Valsora, In Windsor, I am a Kingdom bearing the name of Valhalla, a powerful Kingdom with a pretty much worldbuild related to some real-life nations. And in Urth, I’m an Absolute Monarchy focusing on Technology.
6. Prior to NationStates, did you have any other experiences in roleplay?
I have been to a lot, I have also experienced roleplaying in such games such as; Roblox, Minecraft and other games but not this time of roleplay as a nation of course hahaha. And some real-life roleplays that I’m sure I don’t wanna talk about.
7. What are your thoughts on your rapid ‘promotion’ from cartographer to one of the admins of Windsor, a relatively powerful position for someone who’s less than a year in NS?
It was a damn emotional rollercoaster. In just a span of three months, I have already got into this position? Man, this feels like yesterday when I joined, to be honest. I don’t even know how I went up into this position starting as a Helper, I just did my own thing and moved with the flow, It's pretty much amazing if you ask me.
8. With Volinovia moving on from Windsor, what are your future plans for it?
Currently, I am still planning the last update that Volinovia was going to make for Windsor before he decided to leave, the culture and religion update in which Culture is now released, planning for religion. But I guess for now I don’t have many future plans for it but I’m sure there is a plan that might come soon.
9. You recently joined the Urth RP of TEP. Any thoughts on why you joined Urth?
I am a man of curiosity. I like to check out things when I have extra time and have nothing to do, I saw the server invite in the main discord server and joined, There are a lot of supportive people there like Sammy (New Leganes) and Dylan(Staynes) which really urged me to join Urth and here we are now, me having a fun time on Urth as well.
10. There are talks about you rebooting Courisla. Any comments on this?
Courisla just went from active to super dead when I lost my charger for 2-3 weeks, I started it as a joke as I am trying to hone my cartography skills without using a premade map by a generator and tried it. It turned at least pretty decent and joked about it on the server then, yeah some people do want the reboot. Who knows? Maybe in the near future if someone is still interested.
Looking through the Stained Glass Windows
By Inquisitive Examinations
Editor’s Note: The following is a work of satire and does not represent the views of The East Pacific.
As you know, we are currently in the middle of this [current world event], and no doubt it’s taken a big toll on people in this game and elsewhere. I’d just like to preface this with a reminder to stay safe and kind to each other at this time.
One of Delegate Libertanny’s most prominent actions this month was the Windows Defender theme, which confused many interregional onlookers. The posting of blue flags and blatant advertisement of Microsoft’s anti-malware program seemed completely out-of-character for the previously-vibrant green tones of The East Pacific. The July 12th announcement, prefaced with “Statement on Defender Alignment,” no doubt alarmed many in the R/D-centric Gameplay community. Some individuals concluded that this couldn’t have meant a defender ideology, since TEP law currently forbid such a move.
Windows Defender Flag
Ultimately what was the Windows Defender theme and why did it take place? The earliest mention of Windows Defender seemed to take place a day previous, when Libertanny joked that The East Pacific was turning defender, shorty before complaining about setting up Windows 10. A connection between these two topics were soon made, with the Windows Defender joke being born.
Libertanny’s arcane viewing device, which he uses to control TEP
What turned Windows Defender from a throwaway joke in the General channel into a theme for the whole region? In his statement, Libertanny cited the “NSGP rumors” about TEP’s “guilty pleasure.” It would seem the conventional reason would be that Libertanny was shrugging off these rumors by declaring that TEP would turn defender - Windows Defender.
But...something doesn’t add up. Why would Libertanny do this? It’s clearly not very funny. If you look under the announcements at the comments, you get a true representation of feedback, because looking at the comment sections is always a valid method to gauging opinion. You get some less than stellar reviews.
Clearly, Libertanny was paid to do this. Like all the Raid: Shadow Legends commercials, only money could have convinced him to post something as unfunny and meme-worthy as Windows Defender. This thus implies that some higher power has paid off Libertanny to be unfunny. Could it be the Rahls, whose presence has similarly plagued TEP and NSGP with rumors for years? The Illuminati, like we at Inquisitive Examinations illuminated in a previous article?
(Artist’s Rendition: The Conjurer’s Ritual. We at Inquisitive Examinations called Libertanny’s election. :P)
I think it’s more than this. And before you ask what’s higher than the Rahls or the Illuminati, I need only remind you of the world’s richest man. He’s the one running all of this.
As taken from WeeKeePeeDeeA
Wait, I hear you saying. Isn’t the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos?
Yes, technically. But it’s all a front, you see, so he’d be less suspicious. And also possibly because it took a lot of money to pay Libertanny off.
Of course it would be Bill Gates who did this. Windows Defender is a thing developed by Microsoft, which -- not a lot of people know this, but -- Bill Gates runs! Well, until a few years ago. But he’s still the person people think of when they think Microsoft and has a lot of money.
People complain that TEP doesn’t take things as seriously. Maybe this is the true reason because they have no reason to while they are being paid off by Bill Gates to advertise Windows.
This is an affront to the broader NationStates community. You can’t have all this handed to you on a silver platter! Yes, you can be in charge of a GCR, yes, you can have a constant influx of new nations and people, yes, you can have a boatload of WA endorsements and influence, and yes, you can have a ridiculous presence in the World Assembly and no one will call you out.
But this is where it ends. We at Inquisitive Examinations have decided to take action. Today, we have filed a subpoena with the East Pacific Conclave in Rillanon, Christie Island. We wish to divulge something very important to the true people of NationStates. The East Pacific will call it leaking. We call it investigative journalism.
We need Libertanny’s tax returns. There is no way that his salary as Minister of Foreign Affairs or even as Delegate of the East Pacific justifies his lavish behavior. Even with the heavy pension that birds get in TEP because they have all the power and influence. We will find the root of all of this, whether it be Bill Gates or the New Pacific Order.
Join us in this noble and valiant fight, for the true people of NationStates. This will be long and grueling, and we will face many trials along the way. Legal challenges in the Conclave are very expensive, and as a newspaper, it is very hard to get funds as print media is dying. That is why we humbly request that you disable AdBlock and donate to Inquisitive Examination’s Patreon here. Your donation would be greatly appreciated.
And that's it. Have a nice day! I'll reappear here again in a month or so with the next issue. :D
The trade ministry explains that Elerium is a new energy source recently found in some dark and musky cave, when the heat is right, it produces an electric current but the downside is that it generates heat fast and when it reaches a certain amount of heat it solidifies and becomes useless. When cold it can corrode material but it will of course oxidize and become a harmless gas like tear gas!
RP: Icewindian 4th Air Core.
With Icewindian Troops under Command of Blayredeshia the Icewindian Airforce has arrived and begins to construct there own Airbases first as Dirt Strips next to High Quality airbases under construction. Bombers fly day and Night with Fighter Escorts heading deep into Enemy lines. There Targets is Power Stations, Water Treatment Facilities and Infrastructure.
Operation Stone Age is a go.
For the Operation 150 Bombers and 400 Fighters are escorts. When the Concrete airbases are done they will be able to host 4,000 Bombers and alot more Fighters though this will take a year to finish. Icewindia is heavily investing into a Bombing Program to cripple not just the Northern Government but civilization itself. Icewindia has no sympathy to Communist/Socialist scum and would rather see the North fall into Anarchy and beg to Join Nationalists then let Young Socialists sneak back into Nationalists unaffected only to drip there poisen once more 4 decades from now.
Esolda and her companions are stopped by the Imperial Guard at the border and told to stay out or else they will be shot- Orders by the Empress.
The lower thrones however carry a message other than "go way"- and all via a secure channel or a courier in order to keep the answers from publicity;
-The Arch Pope of Silver Walley ensures he's loyal to the Holy Empress, Demigod Eerika I of Rekken
-The Amerian Lord swears loyalty to the "common initiative" of which he tells nothing more of
-The King of Qerro-Ruvenia informs he's loyal but to his people- The Qerri and the Ruvenians although that is not his only option if others seem more preferable
-Perelevians carry a message telling of loyalty to the "common initiative"- nothing more
-The Para and the Miri have suggest the duke and the lord have arranged a defensive pact in case the Imperiumi is to fall but until then a stable trust of the High-Throne of Rekko-Ömegä is held
-And finally the Fokkenian Representatives' Council has requested protection from their great Goddess of Ice and Snow at Icewindia if the Imperiumi were to crumble let it be due to the radical action taken by the Empress or other means.
The High-Throne of Empress Eerika is not informed of this leak of information to a foreign Empress.
RP: Demiran Ase
While the persecutions around the Imperiumi continue, the Demiran Ase (translated; "Demira Weapons") corporation keeps secretly arming civilians and the private guards of the lower thrones who are willing to join the so called "common initiative".
The weapons given out are mostly a bought old stock of AG-69's and old DAA BW-R10's converted to fit a lighter barrel and a 30-round magazine instead of being belt-fed giving them a designation of "DAA MW-10".
A group of volunteers lead by a Demiran Federal separatist known as Synthia Pimiä, is also hired by the corporation and tasked to "acquire" Empress Eerika's personal defense plans and if possible, her dagger, something she doesn't seem to protect quite as dearly as Sievi I did in her time.
RP: Not interested
The samples are denied as they are seen as "Unnecessary work that will lead to nothing".
RP: A Day in the Life of President Angelica Hethwyr
Recently, a short documentary made by the Schwypian Free Press Society was shown on Schwypian television depicting the private life of the nation’s beloved President. The President lives in the Presidential Residence on Government Square, which is just a short walk away from the capital building, with her husband, Fulgore, and her 13 year old son, Alois. Most of her time is spent working tirelessly to run the country from her Office or the capital building, though she leaves time in the evening for recreational activities. She spends a lot of her free time playing her guitar; she often posts herself playing covers or original songs to her social media. She is known to be an avid fan of Schwypian and international football and supports the Philosa Typhoons in the SPFL (Schwypian Professional Football League). She states in the documentary that she is agnostic but supports religious institution.
The documentary also focused on the rest of the family. Fulgore is known to be an avid swimmer, which he does to keep in shape and help with his rehabilitation from prior injuries. He is also known to like shooting and often visits the gun range to keep his skills honed. Their son, Alois, was quiet but blunt on his wishes to follow his mother’s footsteps and enter politics once he is of age. It is known that Alois attends a private school near Government Square and apparently maintains stellar grades.
The documentary was well received by most, but the minority in opposition to the President see it as propaganda to boost the President’s appeal.
Uh... Kaiser are we gonna void this Archondia stuff now that I am back?
Yes but Esolda Purging the Colonies in a Reign of Terror is not voided.
Werewolf Islands ((Our RP with Esolda and Wolfy is void minus the Purge of Colonies/Reign of Terror))
Esolda army Marches Conscript Army of 200,000 to the Border and states that she will allow Icewindians to Protect the Fokkenian's from her. There is also a Request for her to Abdicate on charges of Insanity and let a Regency take over until her Brother is old enough to Rule. They have 2 Hours to respond before a state of War is Declared.
RP: Demirian Prize (Covert)
Esolda offers 800 Million for the Dagger as its important as a collectable. The offer is extended to Synthia Pimiä and Demirain Corporation. Also 100 Million for taking Sievi's Tank and getting it over to the Icewindian Border safely in one Piece.
Empress Esolda agree's and will bring Hemlock, Ironsides and Don lefty over as a bodyguard
RP: Respite (Secret)
Following the announcement, the Antenesian government and people have publicly expressed their gratitude to their fellow states on the mainland for the shipment of adequate aid and resources, relieved that, for once, the islands' resource insecurities are being addressed. However, it seems the current action of the mainland simply cannot erase the decades of perceived injustice and mistreatment the Antenesians have undergone, and many are quietly resentful such a tragedy was required to facilitate what has been urgently needed for so long.
All too aware rising tensions on the mainland could easily lead to a war that severs access to supplies, many councilors and several chiefs continue to hold discussions behind closed doors regarding the future of Antenesia. While these discussions are, by nature, out of the public eye, there are theories abound to whom is present and what is being discussed, with speculation ranging from resource redistribution, forced relocation, and even an outright coup of the government. Of course, the idea that the urban councilors are plotting to secede remains popular as ever, predominantly in the rural islands, with some chiefs even calling on the members of these meetings to come forward and divulge what is being discussed.
While there is celebration and conspiracy abound, the fact remains full shipments have yet to arrive. Due to a mixture of events, only the Federati and Hwokāni governments are sending aid, and given the tensions between the two, it may well be a transient occurrence.
Everything that has to do with Archrondia Collapsing and Karz being away, Rose being moved away, and Roma, has been Voided. Both sides have agreed to this.
RP: Karz requires his wife’s opinion
Karz has come up with a 5 year plan to bring back the Military to Archron. Karz has requested Esolda to look at it to make sure its safe to enact
RP: A Recall
The Archronian Government, has requested Ellie Feylani of Dwarf Land4 and Thorn Rhinehardt of Artaecus to return back to Archron and return to the Spartan core. This is all done in secret away from Karz. Both Ellie and Thorn has refused. Ellie has requested Lily speak to Karz and Thorn has begged Kaathe to get her a new warthog because of this
RP: Northern Tactics
Given the terrain of The Gatisland’s northern provinces reports have varied suggesting that the Blayredeshians will resort to using their preferred tactic of using an armored spearhead followed up by infantry in order to drive deeper into northern lands although carpetbombing and heavy artillery strikes are still expected for more deeply entrenched positions. Many suspect General Karloff is attempting to seize territory for himself so that the Nationalist League can set up a neutral zone as to not cause tensions between the NRM and Mesnyists especially as the nationalists draw closer and closer to Therveux.
With half a year since the start of the Gyeoul Offensive, Artaecus reconassiance units notice the East Kowenians withdrawing from their offensive positions around the front line signaling that they are giving up on the offensive and going back onto the defensive. The air units of Artaecus and Werewolf Islands were crucial in surpressing the East Kowenian force from effectively organizing large forces to assault the front line. While the East Kowenian military does have surface to air missile launchers, which would have been a real threat against the aircraft, it appears they held them back into the crucial areas (capital, Pyongbaek, and other large military/industrial areas) and didn't move them into an area where they could help defend the forces during the offensive.
During the offensive an estimated collective 100,000 East Kowenian soldiers had risked their lives crossing the front line and choose to abandon their posts to surrender to Artaecusian and Werewolf Island forces. The soldiers, almost all of them showing signs of battle fatigue and some even in the beginning stages of starvation, told their captors of the horrid conditions that they had to endure during the offensive and how many were demoralized. "The war is already lost." Said one conscript who surrendered to a Werewolf Island controlled part of the front. "They (the East Kowenian military command and government officials) are only delaying the inevitable."
In the end, the Gyeoul Offensive was deemed a massive failure to the East Kowenian military. Over 250,000 EK infantry had been killed or wounded in action (in addition to the ~100,000 who surrendered), most of the armor either being destroyed or abandoned due to a lack of fuel in order for the armor to retreat, and most artillery being destroyed due to aerial bombardment.
The East Kowenian forces retreat back into a mountain range surronding the capital and Pyongbaek.
Meanwhile, Artaecusian and Werewolf Island forces in the northern part of East Kowen are able to quickly gain ground due to a lack of an enemy presence. Most of military had been moved to defend the capital and the industrial heartland of East/South Kowen which laid in the southern part of the country; leaving the north with it's towns and the occasional city essentially defenseless. The small military forces that remained in the urban areas surrender without a fight, recognizing that they were essentially left to their own devices.
Within two days after East Kowenian forces retreated from the eastern part of the front line, the Artaecusian and Werewolf Islands' foreign affairs departments each receive telegram apparently written from an East Kowenian diplomat asking for a week long cease fire to negotiate a conditional surrender.
RP: Investigation findings
Ultimately the Central Kowenian government turns down Kemonomica's request to have Section 7 units within their nation. Although sends a report of their findings upon their own independent investigation. Most of the report wasn't entirely helpful to the Kemonomican authorities, although the Central Kowenian government had identified three persons of interest who may have been involved within the 'canal scandal', and at least one who has been arrested in connection to the scam. The suspect, when cornered with evidence pointing he was in Kemonomica during the suspected time of the scam taking place and not being able to explain a large increase of funds in his bank account, confessed to acting as a salesman for the fake company to investors in Kemonomica.
The Central Kowenian government has requested that the suspect be extradited to Kemonomica to (face trial and) be sentenced for his part in the scam.
The three persons of interest are in other countries, who had fled after apparently word getting out thaat Kemonomica was attempting to send an investigation team into the Kowenian States. Two persons of interest are suspected to be living in The Atomic Schism, while the third person of interest is surmised to be en-route to Blayredeshia.
RP: Succession troubles after signs of king's declining health
The Central Kowenian press has been running wild after a press conference where a representative stated that King Ryong Jae-Wook had been hospitalized due to an "accident" within his palace. While at the hospital, the representative also stated that the king has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, while may have been a factor into the incident where Wook had almost drowned within his own swimming pool at the palace. With some Central Kowenian doctors theorizing that Wook may have suffered a stroke while in the pool, and say that it's possible Wook may have had another stroke, but the second stroke being claimed as an "accident" to cover it up.
A Central Kowenian diplomat has been sent to Rumanian States to speak to the federalists ((or whatever government that was originally in power)) in Rumania to presumably discuss the incident and the king's health.
This has led the Central Kowenian press all asking pretty much the same question: Who now?
With the king's health in question, many are beginning to spectulate what will happen if Wook is unable to find his duties as king of Central Kowen. The National Progressive Coalition (NPC) has proposed the democratization of Central Kowen, in a published article of the left-leaning The Kowenian Star newspaper the founder of the NPC party argued that Central Kowen needed to "be brought into the modern world, as it's economy was" by having a democratic system in place to go along with it's developing market economy and stating that an absolute monarchy is an "old style of government on it's way out." While on the opposite end of the spectrum; fierce loyalist groups, supported by the far-right Kowenian Eagle defended against the argument of the removal of the monarchy, stating that a democratic system is flawed along with the absolute monarchy should be kept in place. "Democracies don't live long within our own nation, the elected politicans begin to eat their own after everything is settled. They are set up for failure."
RP: Investigation into senator's murder; unravels a story of gambling, racketeering, and organized crime
The Liranaholm law enforcement investigation into the senator's murder has collected a large amount of evidence and information after two of the three persons involved in the home invasion that resulted in the senator's death had been found and arrested. While further investigating the two men, one of them cracked while in custody and confessed to authorities, offering a full explanation to the authorities the circumstance surronding the senator's death.
The suspect had stated that the senator had a large gambling problem, which often caused him to go into a large amount of debt which he went to questionable and illegal ways to pay back the money. He eventually fell into loan sharking that was operated by associates of The Red Devil Syndicate, a criminal organization that is prominently Kowenian and operates out of West Kowen. The senator had begun collecting so much debt, he offered favors to his debtors in exchange for some of the debt being forgiven which they agreed to. The senator had then reportedly used his influence when suspected members of the Red Devil Syndicate were arrested in connection to drug trafficking, the Lirana trade, and other rackets that the crime organization has (and is) involved in.
The senator however came to the end of his rope after amassing over three quarters of a million Onyx in debt to the loan sharks, which they then threated him with violence. The senator had actually been given police protection for nearly a month after he reported to the federal authorities that has life was in danger. Although the senator refused then who and why he was threatened, the Liranaholm authorities had offered their protection. After a month of protection though, for unknown reasons the police protection for the senator was suddenly dismissed. Two days after the police protection was dissolved, the murders had occurred. Suspecting Liranaholm officials to believe whoever made the call to dismiss the police escort for the senator is also involved in the crime group due to the short time span between the police protection being canceled and the murders.
The third suspect is still at large, and the second man in custody has refused to cooperate with authorities in their investigation.
The authorities could release their findings to the press, in order to satisfy reporters regarding the story of the senator's death although some federal officers question the move as it would be seen as slanderous and could lead to the senator's widow and daughter being harassed after that information comes to light.
RP: Hunting [SECRET]
The Lirana authorities have begun a manhunt for the third suspect, and a warrant has been gained for their arrest.