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Corindia this post isn't about fish but maybe you'll be able to relate

I think Pothos is an invincible plant.

My workplace has been working from home for nearly 4 months now and they're just now letting a few extra essential employees in (I'm the new kid still so I got the short straw on Thursday/friday). There are plants out in the halls that still get watered by maintenance, but a few cubes have planters in them and they haven't really been tended to.

I've kidnapped (plantnapped?) ones I've found whose cube owner is still entirely remote work, and have set up a triage station at my desk.

Damn things still have green on them. Lost about 70% of their leaves but they're still hanging on after 15+ weeks of neglect

So...it took me really long to even do something as simple as this.

I said that most Magaratis in the past did not have last names. You say "but how can that be? your nation being full of so many warring clans is your thing"

Well...the thing is that, to this day, only rich families or the nobility are allowed to use their clan names as last names. The commoners take their tribal names as their last names. Folks who no longer want to be associated with their clan took the tribal last name as well.

In the past, commoners getting to use titles like "Bahadur" or "Maya" after they participated in raids or invasions was a big motivator for the endless supply of canon fodders the Magarati nobility got in their endless number of meaningless wars. "Prem" becomes "Prem Bahadur" or "Prema" becomes "Prem Maya". However, this is no longer applied in this modern world. We aren't invading anyone for starters (who am I even kidding) :P

So, the commoners in Dragao do Mar would have Gurung or Tamu (or Tamusyo if female) as their last names while the rich stick to their Bharinyal or Ghale or whatever clan names. Same with Chepang for commoners in San Montagna while the Chathaese nobility used Praja.

You know what, we really have no idea about the naming system of the Isles or what the most popular first names or last names even are. Perhaps we should make a dispatch on that?

For ex: Roendavar has Given Name + Patron God(+title) + Family Name(s)

AM has Given Name + Clan Name (if you are nobility) / Tribal Name (if you are a commoner / someone who renounced clan name)

Shidei wrote:Corindia this post isn't about fish but maybe you'll be able to relate

I think Pothos is an invincible plant.

My workplace has been working from home for nearly 4 months now and they're just now letting a few extra essential employees in (I'm the new kid still so I got the short straw on Thursday/friday). There are plants out in the halls that still get watered by maintenance, but a few cubes have planters in them and they haven't really been tended to.

I've kidnapped (plantnapped?) ones I've found whose cube owner is still entirely remote work, and have set up a triage station at my desk.

Damn things still have green on them. Lost about 70% of their leaves but they're still hanging on after 15+ weeks of neglect

For some reason Iím very happy about the thought of these plants being saved

Would people be ok with me making a new RP newsletter that'd come out every three weeks?

Just a little friendly reminder to upvote this factbook for more recognition and to please please PLEASE contact me for literally all of the open positions(which would help me tremendously!!)
K thnx yíall


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"There shall be a Secretary of Recruitment, who shall be responsible for recruiting and attracting new and suitable nations to the region, welcoming new nations, facilitating their assimilation into the region and ensuring their progression; and promoting the happiness, well-being, and harmony of member nations."

- from the Constitution of The Western isles.


The Office of Recruitment is a team of members of the region who are dedicated to recruiting nations to The Western Isles. The office is a vital part of the region as it ensures there is a steady flow of new members of the region and it overlooks several other regional factors to ensure new members feel the region is accessible to them.

The Office of Recruitment is currently led by Remodio.

This is the official list of the members of the Committee for Recruitment. Our job is to recruit and maintain new members of the region, ensuring that they feel welcomed. If you have any enquiries or problems that you would like to discuss, please contact our members. To find out more, read the 'Secretary of Recruitment' section in the Constitution or ask any of us in the committee.

As a key part of the growth of the Western Isles, we are always looking for members of the region to give a better insight or ideas to recruit. If you think you can bring an interesting contribution to the office, feel free to telegram the Secretary of Recruitment.


Job title

Title holder

Job description

Compose Telegram

Secretary of Recruitment

Remodio

Represents the Office in the regional government, maintains the Office's factbooks, maintains the recruitment campaign, oversees the Office, and reaches out to members of the Western Isles for feedback in order for the region to grow.

Telegram Link

Officer for Advertising

*to be filled*

Actively seeks to promote the region in other areas such as the forums, or other regions.

Telegram Link

Officer for Communications & Engagement

*to be filled*

Actively maintains contact with new players, such as introduction to the map and referral to guides to join roleplay. Additionally, this officer ensures that there are enough dispatches to inform new players of the rules, and regulations of the region, as well as their opportunities.

Telegram Link

Ambassador

*to be filled*

Commonly dialogues with the Secretary of Information and Secretary of Roleplay to further assist the overall recruitment process.

Telegram Link

To keep the Office of Recruitment active, it adheres to the schedule below.


What

When

Telegram meeting with committee members

Every month, before the publishing of the recruitment report.

Review of the Bi-Weekly Report

Coinciding with the Bi-Weekly Report

Publishing of the Recruitment Report

Every month, on the first day of the next month

Mass telegrams are not free. To effectively recruit more members to the region by the use of mass telegrams, we need donations. If you could spare money to support the region, please follow these simple steps.

If you donate, please telegram the Secretary of Recruitment so that they may add your name to the list below!


How to Donate Stamps

  • STEP 1: Go to the NationStates Store.

  • STEP 2: Click "Gift Options" at the top.

  • STEP 3: A box will appear. Click the box and type in: Remodio. Click "Select"

  • STEP 4: Make sure that my nation's flag pops up and a box has appeared at the top.

  • STEP 5: Scroll down to the bottom to where it says "Telegram Stamps". Type in the number of stamps you wish to give. It's 1000 for $1, 5000 for $5 and so on. Even 1000 is a huge help, but if you can afford more that's great. Now press "Update". Make sure the cost accurately reflects how much you wish to donate.

  • STEP 6: Either pay with Paypal or "Buy with Card". Complete the transaction and you should get a confirmation receipt.

Nation

Amount Donated

Atnaia

20,000

Alteran Republics

20,000

Balnik

10,000

Bitely

1,000

Ostehaar

10,000

Ostehaar

10,000

Ostehaar

10,000

Pacific peace union

10,000

Pacific peace union

5,000

Ostehaar

10,000

Ostehaar

10,000

Ostehaar

10,000

Ostehaar

10,000

Austrovik-Germania

8,000

Nhoor

42,000

Pacific peace union

1,000

Ostehaar

5,000

The Office of Recruitment currently has 80,000 stamps thanks to your donations!

You don't have to be a member of the Office of Recruitment to help promote the region! All we ask is that you help us by using these simple steps. Even doing one of these tasks helps us to recruit new members.


  • Donate stamps to our recruiting account. Follow the instructions above!

  • Edit your signature page here: ucp.php?i=profile&mode=signature by copy-pasting "Member of the The Western Isles" into your signature box. If you want, be creative! We want others to be excited about our region, and we want you to be comfortable with it.

  • Upvote any factbooks posted by anyone in the region, especially those that are made by officers (click the up arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the dispatch).

  • Encourage any friends to join The Western Isles, we are always willing to meet new people, especially those with connections to you.

  • Be friendly and helpful to any new nations that join The Western Isles.

  • Actively participate in the news thread, any RPs, and any regional discussions.


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The Western Isles Office of Recruitment

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Athara Magarat wrote:
You know what, we really have no idea about the naming system of the Isles or what the most popular first names or last names even are. Perhaps we should make a dispatch on that?

Ioudaia has multiple naming systems, reflecting its complex ethnic and religious history, along with being conquered a lot.

So, there are four common naming systems in active use:

Given Name(s) + son/daughter of + Father's/Mother's Given Name(s). This is by far the most common.

Given Name(s) alone

Given Name(s) + Clan Name, for people descended from and/or married into the Kabiruz clans that settled Ioudaia's northwest

Given Name(s) + Family Name, for people who descended from and/or married into Delendran or historically-wealthy Omvar ("native Ioudaian") families. Family names were unusual to start with, so this is the rarest these days.

It's a bit complicated in a nation of almost 24 million people, but it's traditional, so it stays.

Athara Magarat wrote:I blame Marubhumi Hangate, Hangate of Khumbuwan and a few other states for why we have low GDPpc.

Well it could be worse, AM's GDPpc is very roughly 6 times higher than Martenyika's (if I actually did math correctly) lol.

Hey, how is everyone today?

Austrovik-Germania wrote:Would people be ok with me making a new RP newsletter that'd come out every three weeks?

You would have to talk to polar about it.

Austrovik-Germania wrote:Would people be ok with me making a new RP newsletter that'd come out every three weeks?

I mean Iíve got no problem with you doing that if you want to, stuff like regional newsletters doesnít have to be through the regional government imo.

Mahiyi wrote:Hey, how is everyone today?

Iím exhausted from work but overall alright. You?

Shidei wrote:Corindia this post isn't about fish but maybe you'll be able to relate

I think Pothos is an invincible plant.

you could put pothos through a blender

I think it's invasive in a lot of places bc of that so be careful throwing away leaves and cuttings

Corindia wrote:you could put pothos through a blender

I think it's invasive in a lot of places bc of that so be careful throwing away leaves and cuttings

Sounds like a gross and slightly poisonous smoothie. Willing to bet it tastes better than kale still.

I've got pothos at home so I'm well aware of what it can do. Got runners almost 6 feet long after letting it wrap around an iron plant rack and it's only been here a year. If there are dying or dead leaves I'll pluck them off but I won't throw them away until they're completely dark brown and desiccated

Aizcona wrote:I mean Iíve got no problem with you doing that if you want to, stuff like regional newsletters doesnít have to be through the regional government imo.
Iím exhausted from work but overall alright. You?

Iím doing okay, though nothing eventful happened and Iím slightly bored. thanks for asking though

Mahiyi wrote:Hey, how is everyone today?

A high positioned person at my work unexpectedly resigned today (or was kicked out; speculations are running wild) so that's that. Otherwise my "don't wanna" mood is continuing, but I read an article that that may be the side effect of unspent adrenaline generated by the corona tensions and insecurities :)

hey

Agraelia wrote:hey

Welcome! Here us some general information about The Western Isles if you like to stay here and do stuff:

Welcome!

LinkHello there. Thanks for joining the Western Isles!

You must be wondering what you can do here and how, what is expected of you and how to start role-playing... I'll try to answer these questions in this dispatch.

First of all, if you haven't done so already - go ahead and introduce yourself on our regional message board (RMB). You can post things like what country you're from, if you're new to NationStates or to role-playing (RP), what kind of a nation you want to create, and anything else you'd like to share.

About the Region

Where do we communicate?

  • IC communication (in-character, meaning role-playing) is done on the NationStates forums

  • OOC communication (out-of-character, from general chatting to world-building) is done on the RMB

  • Telegrams are usually OOC

We don't have offsite forums, so you don't have to worry about missing something else.

How does this region work?

We have a democratically elected government (you can run for office) which is in-charge of several aspects of the region:

  • Facilitating RP and promoting world-building and cooperation in the region

  • Managing the region in terms of regional rules and standards

  • Recruiting new players and managing our embassies with other regions

To really understand how we do, you can read through the following dispatches when you get a chance:

  • The Constitution - It details the responsibilities of the various government officers and the Founder, as well as the processes of legislation and elections in the region. Of course, there's no need to remember it all, but it's there if you need it.

  • The Regional Rules and Conduct - That's just... The rules. You know, don't be a jerk to others, don't spam the RMB, and so on. The map rules are also there, but we'll get to that in a minute.

  • The Regional information dispatch - Contains current and updating information about the region (recent stats of the region, weekly updates, important daily events, etc.).

  • The Regional Links dispatch - Contains useful links to other regional guides or interesting dispatches (list of alliances, the regional militia, World Assembly guide, guides on RP, and more).

This is confusing... Can anyone help?

Of course, most of us can. If you still have questions, you can do either of the following:

Your address for questions regarding specific RP rules (can this be done? can I take over that? can I have that size? etc.) is the Sec. of RP (Thuzbekistan). Feel free to tag him in your RMB post or to TG him.

About Role-Playing in the Region

How do I get a spot on the map?

Our regional map is the basis of our RP, and it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP or plan to do so. Before asking a spot, please first make sure you have at least one nation-building factbook (relating to some aspect of your nation) and at least one forum post.

To be added to the map, send Vancouvia a telegram with answers to several simple questions - they are listed under "Map Rules" in the Regional Rules and Conduct dispatch. In order to stay on the map, you need to be relatively active in regional RP. nation-building dispatches or RP posts in the forums at least once week or so, should be enough.

How do I develop my nation?

Here in this region we don't use NationStates stats at all. Population, economic status, main industries, defense budget - All of those things are up to you, the player, to decide! Make factbooks or dispatches describing your nation's culture, history, religion, government, budget, climate, military, science, industries, people, corporations, trade deals, and anything else you can think of.

Are there limitations?

RP in this region is based on realism and modern-technology, so keep your nation in those limits. There are a few other guidelines we have in place to keep things balanced, for example:

If you're having trouble coming up with realistic numbers, just search Wikipedia for information on the real-world countries your nation is based on (or related to), and use that. Remember that this is an island region, and that our nations are not the largest and richest in the world - so, for instence, don't take the size and scope of the US' armed forces as an example, and don't take China's economy as an example. Try to find a realistic balance that would fit an island nation. Tip: There are no "perfect" nations - all nations have their strengths and their weaknesses. The Sec. of Role-play (Thuzbekistan) or other members of the region can help you design your nation as well.

Other than that - the limit is your own creativity. Feel free to look around and read other nations' factbooks and dispatches for ideas. See for example:

For other interesting, creative, or highly informative factbooks by members of the region, check out The Western Isles Factbook Spotlight. Take some time to look around, get to know the other players and the region as a whole, and develop your nation. I recommend doing that before getting into RP.

Alright, what now? Where do I RP?

You can get to the region's ongoing RPs and events in either of the following ways:

  • Through the "Ongoing Events and Perpetual RPs" in the region's main page

  • Through the Active RPs of the Western Isles dispatch, which contains the region's RPs

As a start, I recommend reading the recent posts in the regional news thread and posting some of your own, before moving on to more complex RPs. This would allow players of the region to get acquainted with your nation.

And of course - you can always think of your own idea for an RP based on or in your nation, and recruit or interest others to join. I also recommend checking out the region's Alliances and Trade Agreements dispatch, where you might find other nations with similar interests and players to RP with; and the region's Marketplace, where you might find storefronts and corporations seeking to expand.

NS is full of useful guides for the technical or procedural aspect or RPing. This one, for example, is short and to the point. I've also published one myself, about RPing in our region. There are many more RP guides and tip dispatches or threads around the site - feel free to explore and learn more about RPing.

As always, for any question on RPing in the region or in general, feel free to ask on the RMB or send a personal TG to the Sec. of RP or any of the active members.

Read factbook

If you have additional questions don't hesitate to ask!

Mahiyi wrote:Iím doing okay, though nothing eventful happened and Iím slightly bored. thanks for asking though

Watch a good show or something!

Aizcona wrote:Watch a good show or something!

Never too late to start watching Madoka Magica

I am so distraught between two conflicting ideals and thoughts in my mind. My head feels like it's going to split between the two sides of a decision I have to make.

Agraelia wrote:I am so distraught between two conflicting ideals and thoughts in my mind. My head feels like it's going to split between the two sides of a decision I have to make.

Flip a coin and pick the winner that way

Shidei wrote:Flip a coin and pick the winner that way

I wish it was that easy.

👋

Le sneak peak: https://i.imgur.com/XjxqdOq.png

Alteran Republics wrote:Le sneak peak: https://i.imgur.com/XjxqdOq.png

Tish, you spake French!
https://images.app.goo.gl/Nt7sXAEDrSbTLA7z6

I don't know weather this is funny or sad.
But I went home for a week today and slept for 3 hrs during the day and I'm now unable to sleep... Like I should be doing (because it's almost 2 AM) wohooo!

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