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Midnight has come. Although it's one of those days when my mood is not great, I am a man of my word. The (belated) Easter Event is here. All you need to do and know is in the Dispatch below.

In the first age, on the first holiday, when the son rose again, seven stood. Burned by the embers of Sin, their souls blistered by the icons of Easter and tainted beyond ascension, they chose the path of perpetual sinning. In their ravenous conquest they found no peace; and without heavenly virtues they scoured in their region seeking cards of the legendary nations who had interested them. They wore the crown of the Dead, and those that tasted the bite of their swords named them... the SDS.

Solve what and who is meant in the 'riddle' (and totally not altered game quote) above.
Give me a list of what you have found via TG (here or on my main).
Take your time.
Wait for the results.
Don't share your answers (although I can't control it).

First place - The dreaded Request relating to the fanfic

Second place - A Legendary Card

Third place - Two Epic Cards or a card of a Pacifican (4 third places are possible)



Hints unlocked after some time

Symbols of Easter - may it be Eggs or the long-eared floor ball - are needed. 7 times.

Doom-Marine is a puppet of Wubdich. But it's not my only puppet. There are 133+ more of them.

7 Sins of the 7 Deadly Sins have hidden things in every field possible. It just takes a good look.
Read dispatch

EDIT:
You have the right for a hint - but the question needs to be specific.

Wubdich wrote:Midnight has come. Although it's one of those days when my mood is not great, I am a man of my word. The (belated) Easter Event is here. All you need to do and know is in the Dispatch below.

In the first age, on the first holiday, when the son rose again, seven stood. Burned by the embers of Sin, their souls blistered by the icons of Easter and tainted beyond ascension, they chose the path of perpetual sinning. In their ravenous conquest they found no peace; and without heavenly virtues they scoured in their region seeking cards of the legendary nations who had interested them. They wore the crown of the Dead, and those that tasted the bite of their swords named them... the SDS.

Solve what and who is meant in the 'riddle' (and totally not altered game quote) above.
Give me a list of what you have found via TG (here or on my main).
Take your time.
Wait for the results.
Don't share your answers (although I can't control it).

First place - The dreaded Request relating to the fanfic

Second place - A Legendary Card

Third place - Two Epic Cards or a card of a Pacifican (4 third places are possible)



Hints unlocked after some time

Symbols of Easter - may it be Eggs or the long-eared floor ball - are needed. 7 times.

Doom-Marine is a puppet of Wubdich. But it's not my only puppet. There are 133+ more of them.

7 Sins of the 7 Deadly Sins have hidden things in every field possible. It just takes a good look.
Read dispatch

EDIT:
You have the right for a hint - but the question needs to be specific.

Just us 3 ? Oof.

Cohuila Y Tejas wrote:Just us 3 ? Oof.

The only three that reacted to things regarding it.

Cohuila Y Tejas wrote:Finish the stupid overused joke:

Nico! Nico! N-

reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Hello

Kreutzberg

I want to take over the moon

Wubdich wrote:Midnight has come. Although it's one of those days when my mood is not great, I am a man of my word. The (belated) Easter Event is here. All you need to do and know is in the Dispatch below.

In the first age, on the first holiday, when the son rose again, seven stood. Burned by the embers of Sin, their souls blistered by the icons of Easter and tainted beyond ascension, they chose the path of perpetual sinning. In their ravenous conquest they found no peace; and without heavenly virtues they scoured in their region seeking cards of the legendary nations who had interested them. They wore the crown of the Dead, and those that tasted the bite of their swords named them... the SDS.

Solve what and who is meant in the 'riddle' (and totally not altered game quote) above.
Give me a list of what you have found via TG (here or on my main).
Take your time.
Wait for the results.
Don't share your answers (although I can't control it).

First place - The dreaded Request relating to the fanfic

Second place - A Legendary Card

Third place - Two Epic Cards or a card of a Pacifican (4 third places are possible)



Hints unlocked after some time

Symbols of Easter - may it be Eggs or the long-eared floor ball - are needed. 7 times.

Doom-Marine is a puppet of Wubdich. But it's not my only puppet. There are 133+ more of them.

7 Sins of the 7 Deadly Sins have hidden things in every field possible. It just takes a good look.
Read dispatch

3 hints will be given after some time (maybe a forth - pending).
1st hint unlocked.

Kreutzberg wrote:I want to take over the moon

Do it

Kreutzberg

Grand Duchy of Brussels wrote:Do it

I want to but I cant :/
Dont have the tech

Kreutzberg wrote:I want to but I cant :/
Dont have the tech

Oh that's too bad

Kreutzberg

Grand Duchy of Brussels wrote:Oh that's too bad

I know right

Pappa Ballistikov
Can you get me the moon please

Kreutzberg wrote:I want to take over the moon

How do you take it?

Kreutzberg

Almanty wrote:How do you take it?

With a side of fries, big mac and coke please

News in Jar Wattinree, Darths and Droids, and The Ascendant Hive...

  • Earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.

  • Terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums.

  • People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.

  • There's a bright dawn ahead for Jar Wattinree.

  • There has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.

  • The Star Fox of Jar Wattinree is ranked 2,362nd in the world and 52nd in the Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 879,506 Standard Monetary Units.

  • The official Cheddar Phrase Book weighs as much as a small child.

  • Politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls.

  • Hymns sung by popular choirs top the billboard charts.

  • Street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities.

  • Foreign nations kill migratory animals at random in the hope that Darths and Droids will pay them to stop.

  • The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of Darths and Droids is ranked 14,368th in the world and 326th in the Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 342,710 Standard Monetary Units.

  • Government policy is dictated by the Sword-Logic.

  • 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.

  • The words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.

  • To 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase.

  • Ascendant Brood watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.

  • The Social Darwinist Imperium of The Ascendant Hive is ranked 1,330th in the world and 31st in the Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 1.23 million Standard Monetary Units.

Spare Squadron is the craziest Ace Combat Squadron I've ever seen. A squadron of criminals flying out of an air base/prison.

books are so highly regarded in Cadruania that libraries are often revered as holy shrines

Well that's fun

I'm also slowly taking land from the east of indonesia

Cadruania wrote:I'm also slowly taking land from the east of indonesia

(Leans in) >:(

2 motorized battalions of the Acadian military entered the capital city of Nouvelle Bruges earlier this morning. Soldiers from the 9th Armored Regiment stormed the capital city with tanks and armored vans full of men in the wee hours of the 11th of April. The soldiers quickly surrounded key buildings in the capital city, including the Houses of Parliament, the President's offices, and the official residence of the prime minister and his cabinet (which at the time was uninhabited due to the hung government). Witnesses later reported seeing soldiers dragging out members of parliament in handcuffs from their homes and offices, into the backs of military vans. Included in the list of arrested MPs are the former prime minister and his cabinet members. The President was not arrested, but has been placed under home detention.

After the initial storming of the city and houses of Parliament, more soldiers began to arrive in trucks from outside the city. The fresh wave of soldiers into the streets prompted residents of the city to begin their protests; after the initial confusion had subsided, several thousand citizens attempted to take to the streets in the morning in protest. Many businesses still opened as per normal in the morning. Soldiers attempted to stop the protesters by setting up sandbag barricades and checkpoints on the major streets and roads; although not a single shot had yet been fired.

Following that at around noon, the news stations in the city were seized by the soldiers under command of General Henri Renson. This included the largest national news broadcasting station within the nation, the Nouvelle Bruges Héraut Quotidien. Shortly after the initial seizures, a live broadcast was televised to every television in Acadia, a speech by General Renson himself. He stated that due to the events which had occurred in the past few weeks, and the nature of the fallen parliament, the military had temporarily seized control to restore order to the nation while investigations into the chemical weapons leakage in the air in parts of Acadia was to be carried out. The general stressed that martial law was not going to be declared, and that for the most part the civilian government could still continue functioning as normal. Parliament, however, would be dissolved until a new Parliament could be created after the upcoming national elections; after which the General promised to hand back the reins of power peacefully.

In the hours following the coup, the offices and residences of several executive ministries and departments were also raided by the military. This included the BIAA's headquarters, within which almost every employee was detained. Police were dispatched onto the streets in anticipation for mass protests; a curfew was not declared initially, but as more and more citizens took to the streets and the size of the protests ballooned, a curfew was at last declared. Riot police units engaged with protestors throughout the entire afternoon, and stores began to close at 3 pm as the violence began to grow. Protests and riots are still ongoing, although only riot police units have been engaging with protesters.

Throughout the rest of Acadia, reaction to the coup was mostly one of indifference, shock, or relief. Although the urban population reacted poorly to the coup, the rural population seemed mostly apathetic to the events conspiring in Nouvelle Bruges. The mayors of various major cities in Acadia did not denounce the coup, many simply carrying on with their daily administrative matters. Cities such as Nouvelle Brussels and Mechelen also saw massive protests, although no military units arrived at the cities to restore order and only local law enforcement was deployed to limit the protests.

United Acadia wrote:Snip.

Official response from Mestovakia

"Something something something we condemn the coup blah blah blah restore the rightful government yada yada yada."

Goodnight everyone. With any luck, I'll be able to finish that post tomorrow.

7) Pigeons have received military medals. Name an animal which has not received a military medal.

Dog - SHEEP - 16
Pigeonius
Chi Messenger Services
Norwany
Tiberius
Wile E Coyote
DCI Wesley
Thundie
Arazian
RopakRopak
Pigeon Youttle
Swen
Nub the sregguh
Companus Mutati
Jacey
Selina the Fancy Pigeon
looneylew

Bear - 5
Viktor
MetroPigeon (+9 bonus)
Melina
Arthralon
Peken

Pigeon - 2
Bunnies
Aesonicus

Horse - 2
Kathol
Longbowe

G.I. Joe - 1
Bobogoobo

!xoricat - 1
Conflux !pigeon edition

Ysalamir - 1
Emperor Palpaducktine

Human - 1
Ara!

Dragon - 1
Dragon

Cat - 1
Violet (Bonus: 5 points instead)

WRONG:

Hippo - -1 (I can find no records of it)
Pink High Priestess

Goldfish - -1 (I can find no records of it)
Broadway

Worm - -1 (I can find no records of it)
El Mainframe Cosmico

Chicken - -1 (I can find no records of it)
JadenStar10

Manatee - -1 (I can find no records of it)
ᏚᎥτеτһᎥеf оf ⅴʏⅼᎥⅹɑɴ

Daisy - -1 (answer acknowledges it is correct)
Rose

Dragon's being counted for points because dragons are not real, so this is not technically an animal (ditto Ysalamir and G.I. Joe). Broadway, despite answering with an animal which hasn't received a medal, also pointed me to a story about a soldier who got punished for taking a Siamese fighting fish on a parachute jump. Glowworms were actually honored in a military memorial, but nothing that can be construed as a medal from the look of it. Humans are animals, but only Ara! caught that. I never said you couldn't use pigeons. Rose, I could give Daisy a medal... Dogs were the SHEEP, while the exploits of a certain Polish bear also caught a lot of attention. Violet deliberately got the bonus wrong but gained points anyway.

Standings as of Round 7:

1st (+1): looneylew - 64
2nd (+2): Nub the Sregguh - 63
3rd (+2): Swen - 62
4th (+3): RopakRopak - 60
5th (-4): Peken - 59
6th (+5): Chi Messenger Services - 55
6th (+5): Selina the Fancy Pigeon - 55
8th (-6): Melina - 53
9th (+5): Tiberius - 52
10th (+5): DCI Wesley - 51
11th (-4): Viktor - 49
12th (+4): Companus Mutati - 47
13th (+4): Jacey - 46
14th (-7): Bobogoobo - 45
15th (-9): El Mainframe Cosmico - 44
15th (+5): Pigeon Youttle - 44
17th (-7): Ara! - 43
18th (+5): Arazian - 41
18th (+5): Wile E Coyote - 41
20th (-7): Kathol - 40
21st (+5): Thundie - 35
21st (+5): Pigeonius - 35
23rd (-6): Bunnies - 32
24th (-5): Aesonicus - 31
25th (+5): MetroPigeon - 29
26th (-5): JadenStar10 - 26
27th (-5): ᏚᎥτеτһᎥеf оf ⅴʏⅼᎥⅹɑɴ - 25
28th: Violet - 23
29th (+6): Norwany - 22
30th (-5): Pink High Priestess - 21
31st: Arthralon - 19
32nd (-3): Dragon - 18
33rd: Longbowe - 11
34th (-2): Rose - 10
35th (-1): Emperor Palpaducktine - 8
36th: Conflux !pigeon edition - 4
37th: Broadway - -3

Perennial contender looneylew takes the lead, with Nub the Sregguh a mere one point behind. Broadway is now farther below Conflux than last turn thanks to Conflux's insistence on answering in its own commands. El Mainframe Cosmico did not have a good round, dropping 9 spots. Norwany, on the other hand, gained 6 places. The bonuses didn't have much of an impact this turn, it seems. Next time: Think Stupid In Space.

Read dispatch

- looneylew takes the lead! Follow along here -

Welcome to Think Stupid! This will be five concurrent games, all of which are played with one set of answers. They will be:

1. Highest scoring player
2. Highest scoring team (total of players' scores)
3. Highest score within each team (i.e. how you would do if your score was only compared to those of your team)
4. Most SHEEPy player (we'll get to that later, but it means highest number of SHEEP answers)
5. Most SHEEPy team (total SHEEP answers)

So, how does one play Think Stupid? At the bottom of this post will be a link to a Google form, which you will fill out according to an hono(u)r system. The goal is to answer the same way as your comrades, and particularly those in your team. You will receive a number of points equal to the number of people who answered the same as you for each question- provided the answer is incorrect (this is Think Stupid, NOT Think Same). The most popular (wrong) answer is called the SHEEP. Now, suppose you give a correct answer. You then receive negative points equivalent to the number of people who answered that correct answer. So, let's say six people are asked to name something that normally lives in the ocean. Three people say "Dog"; that is the SHEEP answer and they receive 3 points each. One person each respond with "cat" and "sycamore" and receive one point each. One person responds with "Shark" and receives -1 points for giving a correct answer. Each question works the same way.

The meme teams are back, but these are just for fun this time.  They are primarily used for the secondary games. There is a bonus, though- pick a question, and pick a number of pigeons from 1 to 20 for Tebeat to fight. If he wins (as determined by RNG in the roleplay channel on our Discord server), you get points equivalent to the number of pigeons he fought. If he loses, you get the median score instead of however many points you would have otherwise received for the question.

The hono(u)r code: By playing Think Stupid, you agree to not disclose your answers to any player save the organizer (Marinas Island) between the posting of this form and the closing of responses. You agree to bring any issues to the attention of the organizer as soon as you find them and not to challenge the outcome if you do not do so. You agree to only submit one set of answers. If you wish to dispute the ruling of an answer as correct/incorrect, you agree to bring it up with the organizer via forum PM, NS telegram, or Discord DM. If you want clarification on any question or to modify an existing answer, you agree to bring it to the attention of the organizer via forum PM, NS telegram, or Discord DM.

The game will begin in one week (7 days). The game can be found here:

LinkClick me

Good luck~

Changes to this edition from usual rules: Searching is permitted, because frankly it won't help you.

There will be a prize to the winner.  Past winners are still eligible for prizes even if they have not redeemed theirs.

Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
Round 10
Round 11
Round 12

Read dispatch

United Acadia wrote:
2 motorized battalions of the Acadian military entered the capital city of Nouvelle Bruges earlier this morning. Soldiers from the 9th Armored Regiment stormed the capital city with tanks and armored vans full of men in the wee hours of the 11th of April. The soldiers quickly surrounded key buildings in the capital city, including the Houses of Parliament, the President's offices, and the official residence of the prime minister and his cabinet (which at the time was uninhabited due to the hung government). Witnesses later reported seeing soldiers dragging out members of parliament in handcuffs from their homes and offices, into the backs of military vans. Included in the list of arrested MPs are the former prime minister and his cabinet members. The President was not arrested, but has been placed under home detention.

After the initial storming of the city and houses of Parliament, more soldiers began to arrive in trucks from outside the city. The fresh wave of soldiers into the streets prompted residents of the city to begin their protests; after the initial confusion had subsided, several thousand citizens attempted to take to the streets in the morning in protest. Many businesses still opened as per normal in the morning. Soldiers attempted to stop the protesters by setting up sandbag barricades and checkpoints on the major streets and roads; although not a single shot had yet been fired.

Following that at around noon, the news stations in the city were seized by the soldiers under command of General Henri Renson. This included the largest national news broadcasting station within the nation, the Nouvelle Bruges Héraut Quotidien. Shortly after the initial seizures, a live broadcast was televised to every television in Acadia, a speech by General Renson himself. He stated that due to the events which had occurred in the past few weeks, and the nature of the fallen parliament, the military had temporarily seized control to restore order to the nation while investigations into the chemical weapons leakage in the air in parts of Acadia was to be carried out. The general stressed that martial law was not going to be declared, and that for the most part the civilian government could still continue functioning as normal. Parliament, however, would be dissolved until a new Parliament could be created after the upcoming national elections; after which the General promised to hand back the reins of power peacefully.

In the hours following the coup, the offices and residences of several executive ministries and departments were also raided by the military. This included the BIAA's headquarters, within which almost every employee was detained. Police were dispatched onto the streets in anticipation for mass protests; a curfew was not declared initially, but as more and more citizens took to the streets and the size of the protests ballooned, a curfew was at last declared. Riot police units engaged with protestors throughout the entire afternoon, and stores began to close at 3 pm as the violence began to grow. Protests and riots are still ongoing, although only riot police units have been engaging with protesters.

Throughout the rest of Acadia, reaction to the coup was mostly one of indifference, shock, or relief. Although the urban population reacted poorly to the coup, the rural population seemed mostly apathetic to the events conspiring in Nouvelle Bruges. The mayors of various major cities in Acadia did not denounce the coup, many simply carrying on with their daily administrative matters. Cities such as Nouvelle Brussels and Mechelen also saw massive protests, although no military units arrived at the cities to restore order and only local law enforcement was deployed to limit the protests.

Novoblupolians: "Hey, I've seen this one! It's a classic!"

Kreutzberg wrote:I want to take over the moon

Well you kinda can’t because it is international waters

Commune of Australasia wrote:Well you kinda can’t because it is international waters

You can colonize parts of the moon, right?

Edit: Sorry, forgot i already made a post. I'll just edit this then

Welcome back The New Ruski Empire

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