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WA Delegate: The Great Western Sasquatch of Bran Astor (elected )

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WELCOME TO THE WEST PACIFIC
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🌅 Rules & Info 🏄 New Player Guide 🌴 LinkForums & Citizenship 🌅 LinkJoin Our Discord 🏄 Regional Map & RP 🌴


Want to get involved? Here's how!
  1. Join the WA, endorse Delegate Bran Astor and the Guardians

  2. Summer Help Wanted! Put your talents to use in Foreign Affairs, Culture, or TWPAF

Endo Cap: 250 if endorsing the Delegate, 10 if not


Today in the West:


🍫 All your chocolate belong to Darkesia 🍫



Embassies: the Pacific, Balder, Karma, Osiris, Lazarus, the South Pacific, the Rejected Realms, The North Pacific, Europeia, Europe, Equilism, One big Island, The Land of Kings and Emperors, NationStates, The New Meritocracy, The Cuckoos Egg, and 22 others.The Moon, Mordor, Albion, Unknown, Lone Wolves United, Ile de France, Atlantic, Nasicournia, Gay, The Glorious Nations of Iwaku, Eientei Gensokyo, Hell, Doll Guldur, US Military, Caer Sidi, The Beech Beach House, The Sasquatch Republic, The Realms of Light, PacificCon, Warzone PacificCon, West Pacific Crab Sanctuary, and International Democratic Union.

Tags: Anti-Fascist, Anti-General Assembly, Casual, Featured, Feeder, Founderless, Game Player, Gargantuan, Independent, Issues Player, LGBT, Map, and 8 others.National Sovereigntist, Offsite Chat, Offsite Forums, Regional Government, Silly, Snarky, Social, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Extremely High

The West Pacific contains 5,722 nations, the 10th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Highest Crime Rates in the West Pacific

World Census interns were dispatched to seedy back alleys in order to determine which nations have the highest crime rates.

As a region, the West Pacific is ranked 11,565th in the world for Highest Crime Rates.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Combined Corporations of Win MintsAnarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society“Noli me tangere”
2.The Free Land of Kitten-eatersCorporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches“Fried kittens are tasty”
3.The Rogue Nation of CavaotinaAnarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society“Don't give us that look.”
4.The Pirate Nation of The Brethren C0urtCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“And really bad eggs. Drink up me 'earties. Yo ho.”
5.The 30 of ------------------------------Corporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches“The West Pacific”
6.The Buccaneer Haven of The Pirate KingdomCapitalizt Self-Congratulatory Merchant Bankers“Avast ye landlubbers!”
7.The Free Land of MuhaweleCorporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches“Don't work yourself into a shoot. VvV”
8.The Most Serene Republic of GastenburgAnarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society“The Free Market knows best!”
9.The Community of Anarchist LandsCorporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches“Government? What Government?”
10.The Public Limited Company of The Graemania IslandsCapitalizt Self-Congratulatory Merchant Bankers“It is the consumers who make poor people rich”
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Regional Happenings

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The West Pacific Regional Message Board

"The Voice" - The Moody Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiPzKbT21Vc

Won't you take me back to school
I need to learn the golden rule
Won't you lay it on the line
I need to hear it just one more time
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Won't you tell me again
Tonight

Each and every heart it seems
Is bounded by a world of dreams
Each and every rising sun
Is greeted by a lonely one
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Oh won't you tell me again
Tonight

'Cos out on the ocean of life my love
There's so many storms we must rise above
Can you hear the spirit calling
As it's carried across the waves
You're already falling
It's calling you back to face the music
And the song that is coming through
You're already falling
The one that it's calling you

Make a promise take a vow
And trust your feelings it's easy now
Understand the voice within
And feel the changes already beginning
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Won't you tell me again
Tonight

And how many words have I got to say
And how many times will it be this way
With your arms around the future
And your back up against the past
You're already falling it's calling you
On to face the music
And the song that is coming through
You're already falling
The one it's calling is you

Each and every heart it seems
Is bounded by a world of dreams
Each and every rising sun
Is greeted by a lonely one
Won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Oh won't you tell me again
Tonight

Old Crow Medicine show - Wagon Wheel
https://youtu.be/1gX1EP6mG-E

Headed down south to the land of the pines
And I'm thumbin' my way into North Caroline
Starin' up the road
Pray to God I see headlights
I made it down the coast in seventeen hours
Pickin' me a bouquet of dogwood flowers
And I'm a hopin' for Raleigh
I can see my baby tonight
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama anyway you feel
Hey mama rock me
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama rock me
Runnin' from the cold up in New England
I was born to be a fiddler in an old-time string band
My baby plays the guitar
I pick a banjo now
Oh, the North country winters keep a gettin' me now
Lost my money playin' poker so I had to up and leave
But I ain't a turnin' back
To livin' that old life no more
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama anyway you feel
Hey mama rock me
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama rock me
Walkin' to the south out of Roanoke
I caught a trucker out of Philly
Had a nice long toke
But he's a headed west from the Cumberland Gap
To Johnson City, Tennessee
And I gotta get a move on before the sun
I hear my baby callin' my name
And I know that she's the only one
And if I die in Raleigh
At least I will die free
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama anyway you feel
Hey mama rock me
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama rock me

#saywhat? - the not so grand finale

Dave Grohl - parody of Creed's With Arms Wide Open
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVv3Y5lP8ng
Full disclosure: I was a big Creed fan and I felt offended when this came out

[Verse 1]
Well I just heard the news today
It seems my life is going to change
I closed my eyes, begin to pray
Then tears of joy stream down my face

[Chorus]
With arms wide open under the sunlight
Welcome to this place I'll show you everything
With arms wide open
With arms wide open

[Verse 2]
Enunciate the way I plea-uh-se
I prayin' now, I'm on my knees
I went to church on Sunday
I start the band, so start to get paid

[Chorus 2]
With arms wide open
Into the pews in church
(can't bring himself to continue)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuG1n9CYpSU

Is this a Jojo reference????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrsW--Sh7YE

King Crimson - In the court of the Crimson King (Live)

Are dragons welcome?

Puff The Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul, and Mary

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
Little Jackie paper loved that rascal puff
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff oh

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on puff's gigantic tail
Noble kings and princes would bow whene'er they came
Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name oh

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys
One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave
So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave oh

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee

If we're talking about music, I just love to come back to this song. RIP Kurt Cobain.

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

~ ~ ~

Load up on guns, bring your friends.
It's fun to lose and to pretend.
She's over board and self assured.
Oh no, I know a dirty word.

Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, hello!

With the lights out, it's less dangerous.
Here we are now, entertain us.
I feel stupid and contagious.
Here we are now, entertain us.

A mulatto.
An albino.
A mosquito.
My libido.
Yeah! Hey. Yay.

~ ~

I'm worse at what I do best.
And for this gift I feel blessed.
Our little group has always been.
And always will until the end.

Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, hello!

With the lights out, it's less dangerous.
Here we are now, entertain us.
I feel stupid and contagious.
Here we are now, entertain us.

A mulatto!
An albino!
A mosquito!
My libido!
Yeah! Hey. Yay.

~ ~

And I forget just why I taste.
Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile.
I found it hard, it's hard to find.
Oh well, whatever, never mind.

Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, hello!

With the lights out, it's less dangerous.
Here we are now, entertain us.
I feel stupid and contagious.
Here we are now, entertain us.

A mulatto!
An albino!
A mosquito!
My libido!

A denial! A denial! A denial!
A denial! A denial! A denial!
A denial! A denial! A denial...!

~ ~ ~

Bonus: Kurt Cobain ate the mic. (lol)

https://youtu.be/DzRAZ1uS-Ao

Starblazer wrote: RIP Kurt Cobain.

As if Westwind hasn't told enough stories already.....In June 1992, Westwind moved out of Carnation, Washington. The same month Kurt Cobain moved into Carnation, Washington.

I moved to Carnation again late '95. While I lived there, occasionally, a white limo would drive around the town of about 1500 people. It was Courtney Love.

"....despite the understandable attention paid to the site of Kurt Cobain's death, it was the Carnation property that was the first home he owned and that was retained throughout the maelstrom of mid-1992 through 1993."

Papercuts and Skittles wrote:
King Crimson - In the court of the Crimson King (Live)

Sounds like a Westwind reference! (he is the Crimson King, right?).

Hi I'm new here

The Grandest Empire wrote:Sounds like a Westwind reference! (he is the Crimson King, right?).

Indeed.

Hail!


The Crimson Order

The Seven Concepts

- The Guidance of Max and Admin
- The Primacy of Game Mechanics
- The Authorities of Delegates and Founders
- The Sovereignty of Regions and Nations
- The Rights and Obligations of Rebellion
- The Necessity of Activity in it's Many Forms
- The Harmonies and Diversities of Communities



The Crimson King

- Westwind

The Court of The Crimson King
(Cabinet)

- Regent of The College of Cardinals, Elegarth
- Governor General of The Congregation - vacant



The College of Cardinals

- The Cardinal of the Eternal Dungeons, Yy4u
- The Cardinal of Chocolate Righteousness, Darkesia
- The Cardinal Protector of the West, Wickedly evil people
- The Cardinal of the Most Evil, Bhang Bhang Duc
- The Cardinal of Imperial Dragons, Elegarth
- The Cardinal Mediator of All Things, Mediobogdum
- The Cardinal Confessor of Moral Obligations, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark



Heros of The Order

- Grand Hero of the Order, Prefect of Rebellion, and Headmaster of the Mystery of the Marsupial Conspiracy, TAO the Watcher
- Lord Ambassador General and Hero of the Anti-Glitter Squad, Dalimbar
- Champion Commander of the Order, Archsium
- The Bishop of The Forbidden, Holy Keeper of the Pantheon of Flags, Tweedy
- Holy Minister of Silly Walks, Tunapocalypse



The Mystery Schools

- Sacred Chocolatology, lead by Lady Darkesia
- The Marsupial Conspiracy, lead by Headmaster TAO The Watcher
- Sacred Numerology, by The Ancient Sacred Texts of The Crimson Order
- The Warrior's Path, lead by Nagual Westwind



The Crimson Congregation
All Individual Members

The Crimson Regions

- The Crimson Order
- The Watchtower
- NEW TAO ORDER
- Equilism
- Wind of Spirits

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Reefdog wrote:Hi I'm new here

Howdy! Oddly enough, it seems I've been here forever. Welcome to The West Pacific!

Here is a guide for new players, hope it helps!



All your chocolate belongs to Darkesia




Quick Contacts


TWPAF:
Overthinkers
@WeirdoXVII#8247

Foreign Affairs:
Dilber
@Dilber#4438

World Assembly and Recruitment (acting):
Nieubasria
Aelitia Astor#5388

Cultural Affairs & Newspaper:
Fujai
@Smithy876#6074

UTWP:
Dilber
@Dilber#4438

Hello and Welcome to The West Pacific!

Congratulations! Your nation was founded in NationStates' premier meritocracy! In this guide you'll find all you need to navigate this game and join our community here in the West.

TWP Quick Links: The West Pacific - LinkForums - LinkDiscord - Master Dispatch


What is NationStates?

NationStates (NS) is a nation simulation game where we, the players, run nations and band together in regions to have a good time. First and foremost, there is your individual nation. This is what you see with when you login to NS. You have the authority to govern it as you see fit by answering issues, which change your laws, statistics, and rankings. You can find these using the different symbol tabs on your nation page.

You can also join the World Assembly, apply for regional citizenship, and join the regional government, which you'll read about in the next few sections.

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Regions and the World Assembly

Every nation is a part of a region. Like you, they start out in one of the five feeder regions. From there, you can either stay where your nation was founded or move to a different region. Most regions have their own systems of government that have been created by the players who live there. Each region is headed by a Delegate, who is the nation with the most World Assembly endorsements.

The World Assembly (WA) is similar to the United Nations in the real world. In this body, resolutions and laws are passed that all WA member nations must abide by. While no one can force you to join the WA, we highly recommend it, as it is a first step toward becoming more involved in the region.

While you can create as many nations as you like, you are only allowed to have one nation in WA. Anyone who violates this will have their nation deleted by the game's moderators. Once you have joined the WA, you may vote on proposals in the General Assembly (GA) and Security Council (SC), and endorse other nations in your region. The West Pacific believes in the inherent sovereignty of nations to govern their own nations without being forced to follow the WA's resolutions. For this reason, we encourage you to vote against new resolutions, and vote for repealing past resolutions.

As mentioned earlier, the nation with the most WA endorsements in a region becomes the Delegate, gaining executive power in the region. For those reasons, if you decide to join the WA, be sure to endorse our Delegate Bran Astor and the Guardians. To endorse a nation after you join WA, find their page and then scroll to the bottom, where there will be a button to endorse. If you have any further questions about the World Assembly you can read the WA FAQ, ask them on the Regional Message Board (RMB), or send a telegram to our current Delegate, Bran Astor. Heís a great guy and will kindly help with and questions or concerns you may have!

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All about The West Pacific!

Here in The West Pacific, we use a meritocratic system of government with the Delegate at its head. The more active you are in the region and the more capable you show yourself to be, the more opportunities you will get for responsibility and advancement. Because of this, we are one of the most continuously innovative regions in the game. The regional government is made up of the Delegate, Bran Astor, the Guardians, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and staff. All positions are appointed by the Delegate based on merit except for the Deputy Ministers, who are elected by the regional legislature, the Hall of Nations.

Members of the Hall of Nations are citizens of The West Pacific, while all other nations are only considered residents. To join the Hall, you must make an account on our forums, Linksubmit a citizenship application, and repeat the citizenship oath. Your application will be processed within a few days, or up to a week during election cycles, so be patient. Once you've been accepted, congratulations! You're a citizen of The West Pacific and have full voting privileges in the Hall of Nations!

After applying for citizenship, you can join one of TWP's four government ministries to get more involved!

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TWP Ministries and other volunteer opportunities

The West Pacific Armed Forces (TWPAF) is a sovereign military that offers Invader and Defender operations for regions by using techniques called raiding mechanics to take over other regions. For front line action, you usually need to be available at "major update" (12:00 AM EST) or "minor update" (12:00 PM EST). But if you can't be online at updates, you can join the Reapers division which supports occupations. Check out this dispatch to learn more about raiding mechanics, operations and ranks.

LinkApply here!

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FA) is the West Pacificís diplomatic corps. This ministry develops relations, organizes interregional events and helps spread our culture. You will have the opportunity to interact with other nations on a regular basis while helping advance West Pacifican interests abroad. It is always looking for new ambassadors, so become one today!

To apply, send a Discord message to the current Minister, Dilber, at @Dilber#4438!

The Ministry of World Assembly and Recruitment (WAR) is in charge of recruiting residential nations to the World Assembly, bringing new endorsements to the Delegate, overseeing Regional Guides, developing authorship of GA and SC resolutions, and enforcing the endorsement cap. WAR is a great fit for those that like to help strengthen the region, help new nations and support the Delegacy.

LinkApply here!

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs (CA) is tasked with developing regional branding, organizing festivals and roleplay events, and creating a greater sense of enjoyment outside basic game tasks. Itís not all fun and games, though, it requires being active in the region and understanding the wants and needs of players. Cultural Affairs is great for people who are passionate and able to work both independently and collaboratively, all with a sense of fun!

LinkApply here!

The University of the West Pacific (UTWP) is the premier and only institute in the West Pacific with a focus on developing newer nations into the regional leaders of tomorrow. In four hands-on courses, you will work with others to learn more about every ministry and find your path in the West Pacific. Enroll today, and be placed in the next cohort!

To enroll, Linkjoin the TWP Discord server and leave a message in the #enroll_at_utwp channel!

The West Pacifican is the official newspaper of The West Pacific. We report on a wide range of topics, from serious to lighthearted and everything in between. The paper publishes once a month every Friday, and is always looking for writers and artists to fill the pages!

LinkApply here!

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Would you like to know more?

You can find our regional hub, the forums, Linkhere. We also have an active discord server that you can Linkjoin here. This is where, most of the time, you can find the contacts mentioned above in the volunteer group list.

Congratulations, you made it to the end! We hope you learned something, and enjoy your stay in The West Pacific!

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