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  2. Logothesion ton Agelon investigates the Isthmos Kanalos Environmental Impact of the Canal Questioned The Istmos Kanalos is one of the greatest feats of Arhomaiki engineering ever carried out. Whilst the ancients were able to build the roads that allowed the soldiery of our nation to conquer much of the known wurld and constructed the aqueducts that meant our cities could flourish in a way unimagined by the barbaroi that surround our countries and our lands, it is the great canal that joins the Ragas Thalassa, the Raga Sea, and the Kolpos tes Stratonis, the Bay of Stratonis, that surmounts any of these glorious works of the past. Its completion at the start of the reign of his Aroman Majesty, Kommodos III, by the Grace of Christ the God, Agios Basileos kai Autokrator has been a vast boost to the economy of our nation. Although it has meant that some of the traffic that used to the call at the ports at the north-eastern end of the Ragas Thalassa now bypass them, the long way around the northern coast of the Occident is no longer as economically viable, opening up a huge amount of trade from southern Europa. But it has not been without its costs, and not just to the Arhomaiki ports in the south of our nation. From the start, there were worries that a route that joined the Ragas Thalassa and the seas of central Europa would have an adverse environmental impact. At the time, it was suggested that there ought to be locks fitted to the canal, to control the flow of water through it, even though the geography of the isthmus meant that the locks were not necessary for travelling through it. The idea behind these was to prevent the water of the seas mixing and preventing any invasive species from going from one to the other. This, however, was mooted by the order of the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion. The locks would impede the flow of trade as they impeded the flow of water, and the idea of stopping ships and putting them in dry docks to scrub their hulls clean of any flora and fauna would annihilate any economic and strategic advantage given by the canal. In order to counterbalance any damage done to God's Eurth, the Logothesion ton Agelon, the Ministry for the Environment, was ordered to monitor any changes and keep tabs on the progress of invasive species through the canal. At the time, it was rather naively hoped that the constant passage of ships through the canal would entirely disrupt the movement of any animals. As a precautionary measure, it seems almost comical in its woeful under-preparation. However, the new Megas Logothetes ton Agelon, Presbyteros Paulos Narses, has announced that a large-scale survey will take place of both the northern Ragas Thalassa and the Kolpos tes Stratonis in order to check the extent of the movement of invasive species. This will be in conjunction with Panepistímion ton Petrion, the Hekademion and, surprisingly, the University of Canastota in the Enomenes Politeies tes Prymonteias, the United States of @Prymont. The Logothesion ton Agelon has defended its inclusion of a barbariki institution because of their expertise in undertaking oceanographic and wildlife survey, and that the knowledge gained and shared here will help with the protection of the environment across Eurth. The Prymontiki are known for their keen awareness of the impact that human activity has on the wurld, especially since any rise in global temperature will affect their country more than many others. Much of the country lies within the Argic Circle. “Although we are much separated by both faith and distance, the Prymontiki are motivated by the same drive to preserve the environment as the Arhomaioi,” said a statement released by the Logothesion ton Agelon. “Seeking cooperation and tapping into the expertise that they can provide is not something that we can allow to pass us by.” Initial studies have been reportedly carried out to establish the extent of potential contamination between the two bodies of water. The Logothesion ton Agelon has remained tight-lipped about the amount of individual animals and the number of species that been found. There have been unconfirmed reports from fishermen that the Lavrakoi that are usually caught in the Kolpos tes Stratonis are diminishing, being replaced by Koiloi, a fish much more common in the Ragas Thalassa. This, in turn, has forced the beginnings of a change in how the local fishing industry operates. God willing, the survey that will be undertaken will be able to shed more light on the matter. Arhoma hosts Conference on Arhoma Potentially seditious meeting monitored by the Esoteriki Epitheorisi Pliroforion The city of Arhoma is the centre of our nation, the ancient and symbolic capital of our nation, which is the chosen nation of God on Eurth. As everyone knows, the Arhomaiki civilisation is the guiding light of Eurth, both spiritually and politically. All other nations look towards us and what we have achieved. Even now, all barbaroi regard us as the model to base their nations on. This can be seen in such things as the famous Manille Arsenal in Iberikeia (@Iverica) drawing on Arhomaiki architecture, as well as many other political and administrative buildings across wurld. It should not be surprising then that there are those Arhomaioi who wish to see a return to the past or move to a future different to the one that God has chosen for us. Last week, a conference was held in our ancient capital to discuss the future of our civilisation and what shape that might take. A range of different speakers attended, including academics, politicians and historians. The conference was not condoned by the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion and no-one from the government is known to have attended. It was at least partially funded by Isaakios Niketas, the former Proedros and leader of Nea Demokrateia, so the possibility of subversive aims of the conference should not be surprising. This is the reason why the Esoteriki Epitheorisi Pliroforion, the secret police, were carefully monitoring the conference. This was so that if there were any attempts to undermine the holy rule of the Agios Basileos kai Autokrator, they could be nipped in the bud. Niketas himself stated that the conference was nothing more than a meeting of like-minded individuals, keen to promote cooperation between the nations of Europa that claim Arhomaiki heritage, as well as to pool ideas on how to promote peace between the nations. Nationals from Adaptos (@Adaptus), Sporseia, Euandreia and Salbeia (@Salvia) are known to have attended and given speeches and seminars, as well as some individuals from the breakaway province of the Hexanesa. It demonstrates the enlightened rule of His Aroman Majesty that the visitors from that province were not arrested as traitors. Agios Basileos Kommodos respected the promise of his predecessor, Theodosios VI, who allowed the Hexanesanoi to visit Arhomaneia without fear of arrest for treason. It is no more than what they so richly deserve, however. One of the main speakers of the conference was a past leader of the Hexanesa, Ioannes Hegesinos, an ex-leader of the rogue province, who has advocated Arhomaiki cooperation in the past. Whilst Hegesinos was leading figure in a nest of traitors, he saw that a strong Arome is something that can be a force for good. He supports the intervention by Adaptos and Arhomaneia in the New Wurld, stating that it helps make our planet a safer place. His speech was reportedly on that theme, that Arhomaneia has a duty to help guide the rest of the wurld towards peace, working in cooperation with all other nations. Other speakers promoted closer economic cooperation between the five nations, or an expansion of the agreement between Arhomaneia and Adaptos. Trade between our nation and our closest neighbour and ally is frictionless and includes an alignment of standards and regulations. It isn't currently thought by the Logothesion tou Kommerkiarionikou, the Ministry for Trade, that an expansion of the agreement would be economically advantageous for the Megas Agios Basileia, especially since the south-eastern two nations have been through some chaotic times that see no sign of abating. It also remains to be seen whether Salbeia should truly be considered as a descendent of our great civilisation, considering their geographic distance and insistence on heresy. The Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion is supposedly frustrated with the fact that Praifektos Orbanos, Khristoforos Florentios, allowed the conference to go ahead. It is understood that the Praifektos Orbanos would have been aware of the conference and what it entailed, knowing it was controversial, but still gave it the go ahead. It can only be hoped that he is praying for forgiveness for his actions. Likely, this is part of his misguided plan to seemingly secularise our ancient capital and bring it in line with the capitals of the barbaroi, as if that is something that is laudable. His actions in allowing a fashion show to go ahead was criticised by the Patriarkhes of Tzankheia but was greeted by silence by the Patriarkhes of Arhoma.
  3. Strasberg Estate Many Days Later Many days had passed since Sigrid announced the biggest change to the Legislature in the History of the Ahranaian State, however she knew many things needed to change and in due time these things would to change. Sigrid had been very rigid since her las episode of PTSD and it was the worst episode she has had to date, she feels tired and exhausted but knows she must continue on and that she will. As Sigrid sat at her desk with the radio playing and going through emails a few things popped into her mind that brought her back to the Imperial times and how much more of a simpler life it was under the King. She had her Minister Duties she preformed and her Military Duties she preformed in harmony with that. She remembered one thing Gustoff had told her, "Sigird remember the basis of this Imperial Government is the People and their happiness and their ability to trust in you to protect them and do what is right and just in their names. If we fail them in that then we have failed not just the People but the entire History of this great State and that we must not fail." She knew Ivanoff had failed the Ahranaian People and that Core had started to gain their trust. But what about herself? She knew what some of the People thought about her and the Shit job her Government has done. Her government has had several failures and the biggest plunder was attempting to rid the country of its Drug issue, that blew up in her face as a failed operation and one that was bigger than life. She knew that some feared she was the next Ivanoff or worse bring another Revolution, if anything she would ensure that Democracy would flow through the land once again like it was under the Imperial Government. It was true that many in the Federal and Republican Governments wished for the return of the Imperial Government as well as did a good majority of the Population, but if that was to ever happen it would be a Imperial Government with a Written Constitution and one to stand to the test of time. Yet, she felt now was not the time but as Gustoff had once said it is not up to the Government to decide what is the best action but to the People to decide. But now was not the time to think of these thoughts, now the time called for the President to be able to create what should have been created and if at one time in the future the Country was to revert to the Imperial Government she would make it to where the transition would be a simple one not to complicated. Sigird walked to the Phone and picked it up, Hello please patch me to Minister Core please and make it to the urgent call please.... The call was transferred and she waited for a few second till another voice picked up, Minister Core here President what can I do for you? Core I need you to draft up something in secret, I need a protocol for the Transition to Imperial Rule drafted and ready for me to read in two days time. Can you do this? Yes well of course, but are you sure you want this....It will cause a few ruffled feathers if it happens soon. Core this is a Protocol for the future if it is to happen, I do not see it happening while I am in government. I do know that if this gets out to the Public and to some Politicians in the Legislature that I had this drafted in secret and it actually exists they will revolt saying its for the people...… I know damn well what will happen if this is found out but I am prepared to pay the price if it gets lose and if it does well the protocol will not be hypothetical at that point. Very well Sigrid I understand, it will be ready in two days time maybe earlier than that. When it is completed I will come to the Estate and hand it to you and we will discuss where it will be kept. Talk to you later Sigird. The phone was placed back on the hook and she walked over to her desk and looked at files that held pieces of legislature that needed reading and approval by herself. this is what she would be doing for the next several hours. TO BE CONTIUNED...….
  4. Home | Wurld | Salvia | Business | Politics | Church | Opinion | Tech | Entertainment l Sports Pope Gregory XVII: 'Second Inquisition to Take Place' to Root Out Corrupt Officials The pope announced the Church's plans in a speech Tuesday afternoon The pope of the Salvian Church, Pope Gregory XVII, announced plans to complete the investigations into corruption started by Cardinal Mark D'Angelo in November of last year. The pope has dubbed it as the “Second Inquisition” with “widespread efforts and a large amount of resources” required to fulfill his goals. The speech, given Tuesday to numerous members of the press and the Magnissimum Comitium Cardinalicium (MCC), intended to lay out the plans of the Church in tackling internal corruption and to make the process “as transparent as possible.” Strong-worded in certain areas, the pope took no time in acknowledging the “deep problem” of corruption in the Church, adding that he was “appalled and horrified” by some of the conduct he had witnessed as a cardinal. He went on to say that he was “further horrified by the extent this conspiracy had infiltrated the Church and how close it could’ve come to succeeding.” The investigations had previously been halted for the papal election that took place in March, but not before disenfranchising some 35 cardinals from voting in the papal election as they were under investigation. While the corruption investigations resumed in April, further investigation beyond the 35 cardinals were not taken as the MCC intended to “wait for His Holiness’ planning and decisions”, which the pope had been working on since his election. Besides the four priests, bishop, and three cardinals previously arrested, the MCC announced that 19 of the 35 cardinals had been fully investigated, with 13 being found guilty and receiving corporal punishment in the form of 15 years in jail. The 6 found innocent had any positions or duties they had fully restored and each of them fully accepted the papal election, per the Papal Dicastery for Communications. Gregory’s Tacolic counterpart, Pope Hilarius XIX, praised the plans put forth and stated publicly that he’d be willing to provide “any and all aid” needed to complete the investigation. Numerous independent groups, from watchdogs to Catholics, have reacted positively to the news, apparently holding on to the hope that Gregory is able to deliver on his promises and eradicate corruption and conspiracy within the Salvian Catholic Church.
  5. As most of you are aware, I'm working on a GSuite based system, that allows us to have a functioning Currency system that allows nations to have their currency weighted against a standardised unit, their foreign investment inflow, commodity and currency reserve etc. Below is a list of Commodities I have already in the system. Please reply to this if there are other commodities that you'd like to be seen in the system. GOLD PALLADIUM PLATINUM RHODIUM SILVER NATURAL GAS COAL CRUDE OIL ALUMINIUM LEAD IRON ORE COPPER NICKEL ZINC TIN COTTON OATS COFFEE COCOA LIVE CATTLE LEAN HOG CORN FEEDER CATTLE RAPESEED OIL RICE SOYBEAN WHEAT SUGAR
  6. Magnissimum Comitium Cardinalicium Announces Partial Investigation Results The Magnissimum Comitium Cardinalicium has concluded some of its investigations on the 35 cardinals that were disenfranchised for the papal election. Of the thirty-five, nineteen cases have been concluded, with 13 being guilty of various degrees of corruption and conspiracy against the Church, operating within the bounds of the group originally uncovered as a result of investigations conducted in February 2019. Those found guilty have been defrocked and, after receiving permission from the Saulius executive, have recieved corporal punishment and are now sentenced to 15 years in prison. The 6 found innocent have had all privileges, duties, and positions restored, their names cleared of any misdeed. All six, despite being wrongfully denied the right to vote in the papal election, have accepted the results. His Holiness Pope Gregory XVII is to announce further plans to combat corruption and conspiracy later today. Written on this day, the Seventh of July, Year of Our Lord 2020
  7. The officer spoke his Tagmatine rank and name, in his own tongue. Molaghos-Kentarkhes Oiskrates, Ikatanoi, it rolled off of the tongue and made the right guttural hiccups as it were. A faint acknowledgement from the red beret wearing Haru. He responded in Tagmata, or at least the hill folk accent of the poppy farmers. " Is good, sorry we are late." A hand gesture or three, followed up by the plastic map with lines drawn here and there. He continued. " We were to Aden, but that is no more. We are to villages Crethia, and Kamor. Forty kilometers west. Oversee refugee evacuation before possible incursion by the NTC." He paused and saw the somewhat blank look upon Ikatanoi's face, and confirmed probably one of many suspicions. " Ji'Mar the Fool is dead. What remains of Taskforce Hades and the loyalists to his banner have formed a secessionist force within Aden and several other areas in the mid-lands. We are to contain them here, lest it lead to full-scale civil war. Refugees are priority, we must acquire, and lead them to Ulusk to be repatriated to the coalition, alongst with information for funding and settling as well." If hearing a Haru speak the poppy farmer Tagmata tongue was jarring, no worries, Ji Yagens, Hark to those who knew him, was also jarred. However the point was to work with the observers, not against them. So much had already been lost using the dogs of Hades, that even their honor as Elemmiire could not be counted. He turned a moment and spoke in the quick tongue of the Haru, the lowland mountain dialect that was from the city-state Yaris. Another Haru replied and clambered up to toss down a digital land-nav. He gestured to Ikatanoi and his second, plotting a path and gesturing to his regiment at the same time. " We will take point, vehicles will adopt eleven meter spread as we approach Crethia first, observers behind secondary line of vehicles." He patted the command vehicle as the secondary lead in. " We will surround, and then begin house to house evacuation, you will observe as we do such. If there are any to leave, we will check face recognition to prevent hostiles, offer medical attention and then continue the same towards Kamor." He paused and shook head a moment before continuing. " Kamor will be dangerous, it is near a line of resistance. Tatika is ten kilometers away and is a known point of contention for NTC militia and regulars. Overwatch will cover us to Kamor, but may be called elsewhere." Folded the map once more and slung the nav-pad. " If we are quick, we should be able to save lives and get them out of harms way." A splay of hands some. " If not, you will get them to Ulusk, and we will delay any enemy force from having the area. Those, Molaghos-Kentarkhes Oiskrates, Ikatanoi, are my orders."
  8. That evening the crowd of journalists waited at the royal palace for the appearance of Princess Sofia Soleri in the common room, for the interview that the survivor of the royal family had arranged to inform the whole nation about what was happening. The journalists were eager to hear what the new monarch had to say, while the anatean people remained with bated breath and eyes glued to a television, whether they were at home, public places, bars or other infrastructures. Princess Sofia Soleri - I can do that, i can do that... - said the young princess to herself, from behind the scenes, trying to hold back the tears that had repeatedly scratched her face at the news of her parents' disappearance a few hours before. - Are you ready, miss? - said a male voice behind her suddenly. It was Fulvio Silani, the president of the anatean Set party, the right-wing party of the nation currently in charge. The girl nodded shyly, continuing to look with resignation at an undefined point in front of her. - I know it's really hard to lose a family and remain the only one able to carry on a nation on their own, without anyone's support. And on this, princess, i' m close to you because on that plane i' ve lost some of my friends and colleagues from my party too, and as minister chosen by our citizens, i want to tell you that you' ll not be alone in all this. - Princess Sofia Soleri - Thank you... - she managed to get out of her lips the young woman, raising her head for then, with a firm and slow step, go through the door that would take her to the common room, where the people waited for answers to the thousand questions they had. Princess Sofia Soleri - People of Anatea, who have inhabited our land for centuries and who rules this nation sovereignly. Today is a black day for our nation ... My father and my mother, our beloved rulers of this peaceful nation, died a few hours ago at the hands of a vile attack by Ruthenia, that not only cowardly killed my parents without even showing itself, but it took the opportunity to attack and start an invasion of the Dalstavia region, south-west of Anatea. Our diplomats worked day and night to prevent this, but Ruthenia didn' t want to listen and deceived us, even though we had all the peaceful intentions of resolving this thing in peace. Now lots of our compatriots are fighting in the south-west to defend us from this imminent threat, wishing them to return home safe and sound. I hope we will be able to get out of this situation without too many deaths, and hoping that madness and anger will not bath in blood the lands of both countries. - When the speech was over, the woman returned to her personal room to lock herself in it. She didn't want anyone to talk to, she didn't want to hear anything except the voice of her parents that she hoped to hear at any moment, as if everything that had happened had been just a mis-en-scene. But nothing was perceptible to the hearing, if not the sad silence that had enveloped the room and the chirping of some birds outside which accompanied the setting of the sun. Sofia could not help but burst into tears, sitting exhausted near the closed door on which she had leaned her back, while her hands tried to unsuccessfully repress the tears that came plentifully from her eyes. She didn't know what to do in this situation, she didn't even know how to handle the sudden conflict in which Anatea had been thrown. She felt lonely and abandoned in a world she was not yet ready to handle. How many people depended on her? And how many were dying elsewhere to protect the land that she alone had to govern? The questions crowded her head without stopping, while the crying didn't decide to stop. She had never suffered so much in her life, and it came to her when she sometimes thought that the deaths of a few people in the world were worth very little. It was a damn tragedy that no one was ready to face. After a few minutes of venting she finally managed to stop crying, getting up and moving close to the large window that looked out on the capital. The world outside was dangerous and hard, but she knew in her heart that she had to do everything to protect her home and all its inhabitants. Gone were the happy moments when everything depended on others. From today Anatea was her commitment, and not only did the present of the nation depend on her, but also the future.
  9. PRYMONTIAN RUS SPECIAL Oil companies lobby for government to consider boundary review POINT KANAMOI - Leading oil companies in the Prymontian Rus have joined forces and written to the government to request that they formally review the northern border. Prime Oil, Husky Energy and SF Energy have been utilising the rich oil and natural gas deposits in Point Kanamoi which borders the Canamo Sea, but are unable to utilise further generous deposits in the northern lands due to the lack of an official territorial claim. The existing Prymontian Russian borders prevent resource exploitation throughout the entirety of the Canamo Bay, and it's understood that executives of the energy companies are keen to interrogate the inland sea just north of the Prymontian Rus as well. The letter, written initially to the Commissariat of Energy, has received an official response from the Commissariat of Internal Affairs. Matthew Sergeyev has promised to review the situation in close cooperation with his Energy counterpart Eugene Matveyev, but has made no further comments and declined to elaborate when probed by PNN. Expanding a nation's borders is not as simple as proclaiming sovereignty over a slice of land anymore, and matters are worsened by the fact that the crumbling, twisted Germanic Staat maintains a questionable claim over the area in question. Drilling activities in Point Kanamoi have been a driving factor in bringing down fuel and energy prices in the Prymontian Rus and the United States since 2018, and the benefits have also been seen across Argis with cheap energy being sold throughout the Canamo neighbourhood while @Iverica maintains a presence in energy collection. While the United States continues to push renewable solutions such as wind and solar energy and promotes greener lifestyles, the Prymontian Rus continues to rely on traditional methods of power as it regains its place on the wurld stage. An off-shore drilling rig, operated by Husky Energy in the Canamo Bay, pictured in January 2020. Prymontian Rus Sarov Army opens doors to female soldiers CAMP KEDROVY - Women and equality supporters across the country are rejoicing after the government introduced a landmark act allowing females to serve in the Prymontian Rus Sarov Army. The Armed Forces Equality Act was passed by Leopold Evdokimov, the Commissariat of Defence in a bid to increase numbers of the army. Five hundred soldiers have already been deployed to Estaria as part of the coalition PRUSPET project with the United States and a further two thousand have been earmarked for future deployment. With the Canamo Canal still requiring patrols and Circle of Death pockets continuing to pop up in the southern regions, a greater military is required to protect the nation. β100 million has already been set aside for the construction of segregated barracks, unique training regimes, and to fast-track proficient soldiers into commanding positions. It's understood that women will be able to serve in the same ranks as men and will be seen as genuine equals by law, although the reality in such a male-dominated sector is yet to be seen. Women will also be free from the compulsory two years of service required by men when they turn 18. It's not sure why this is, but it has caused unrest amongst certain male equality groups who claim that if women are seeking equality, they must adhere to the same set of rules as men. While the act only applies to the army, it's understood that similar motions are being forwarded for the navy and air force if there's enough interest to justify such expansions. Equality campaigners have praised the government for implementing the decision directly rather than allowing it to be congested through parliament, and now urge the government to take further steps and ensure equality across the entirety of the Prymontian Rus' armed forces. Women have previously served in the Sarov Resistance Army, albeit in an unrecognised capacity. New Pokrovsk high-rise housing estate approved POKROVSK - The war torn city of Pokrovsk is on the rise, and is set to receive a significant boost from the government after plans were approved to construct a new housing estate consisting of six high-rise apartment blocks. Much of the city's architecture was brought to the ground during the war against the Circle of Death in 2018 - Pokrovsk was the centre of several scuffles between coalition forces and the terrorists and saw tens of thousands of civilian deaths. After his election success in 2018, Premier Iskander Yegerov promised to resurrect Pokrovsk from the ashes, and is now following through on his pledge. Plans were revealed earlier in the week to construct a group of six tower blocks, each housing 217 flats. The blocks will soar almost 100 metres into the sky, offering prime views of the revival of Pokrovsk and what is earmarked to be an area of mass development as the Prymontian Rus itself rises from the ashes. The estate will cost an estimated β240 million, with a further β40 million set aside for leisure and retail units. The towers will introduce a more modern standard of living for Pokrovsk residents while also taking up very little land compared to standard terraced housing. Preliminary work has already begun on the site, and the first building is expected to be complete in 2023. A model of one of the towers shown to local civic planners, featuring an external elevator and stair shaft.
  10. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports Visit Orioni: top 5 destinations you must experience O'POLIS -- From the beaches of Amilaki, to the chaos of Zuidhaven, alongside the history, culture and jungles, there is just so much to see in Orioni. There is no question about it, Orioni is one of our absolute favourite countries to visit. If you’re looking for somewhere tropical, relaxed and has amazing food, you'll find it hard to pick somewhere more idyllic and relaxed. Whether you are staying in a tranquil Oriental beach villa, or a hotel suite in a high-rise Zuidhaven hotel, there are plenty of possibilities for everyone. The country is home to a variety of landscapes and climates. You can find crystal clear blue waters and blinding white sand running around the edge like Dimeti and Deseti, just two of its many spectacular islands. If you want something different you can experience the bustling chaos of Zuidhaven, or climb up into the cooler mountains in the northeast. Here you will find peaceful jungles, rich spirituality and picturesque views. Wherever you go, you will find yourself charmed by the ancient and mysterious culture, the delicious food and the welcoming locals. If you've been to Orioni a few times, you'll have created a routine for yourself. Fly into O'polis or Zuidhaven and stay for a few days. After that, it is off to a dreamy beach getaway. With so much to offer it can be hard to narrow things down. With that in mind, here are our top five destinations in Orioni that you have to visit. 1 O'polis Even if your plans for Orioni mainly involve frolicking on a beach and eating as much biryani and spiedini as humanly possible, you'll probably spend at least a day or two in O'polis. There are plenty of things to see and do in the capital, but the Imperial Palace should be at the top of your list. This is the number one sightseeing attraction in the city, and it's staggering in both historical significance and craftsmanship. 2 Zuidhaven Orioni's bustling 2nd city can be overwhelming at first. It is a hive of activity and its chaos is all part of its charm. The sights, sounds and smells that assault your senses will also inspire your curiosity. Each street will bring something new and alien to try to understand. It makes the perfect introduction to the country and southeast Europa as a whole. For history buffs and photography enthusiasts, a favourite stop is the ruins of Hierapolis. The ruins of this old city still stand proud despite enduring centuries of battle and exposure to the elements. It offers many lovely photo opportunities. 3 Deseti Deseti is Orioni's largest island, and also one of its most well-established island resorts. The island is popular with everyone from backpackers and stag parties, to rich and discerning EOS diplomats looking for 5-star luxury. Just like all the other islands in Orioni, it has unreal beaches fringed with swaying palm trees, and these are Deseti's main attraction. You will undoubtedly find it a peaceful place to relax after the commotion of Zuidhaven, but it is certainly no backwater either. There are also opportunities to get to know the local culture on the island, with the Sahini monastery being a great place to start. There are a wide variety of places to stay on the island, and luxury retreats offer some of the best villas in Deseti. 4 Dimeti The name Dimeti refers to a chain of barrier islands, and the largest island in particular. It is a much smaller place than some of Orioni's other beach destinations. If you're not looking for a party, Dimeti is a great option. There are plenty of attractions in the Amilaki region, but the main one is diving along the Weledi Gulf. The waters are teeming with colourful fish, as well as coral reefs and turtles and the landscape is so unique with little islands popping up everywhere. 5 Adansi If you finally decide you have had enough of the beach, head up to Adansi to see a completely different side of the country. The city is located in the mountainous Kidusi province, and it is the perfect place to base yourself if you want to see what the area has to offer. Mountain walks, mysterious hill tribes and ancient temples are just some of the things to do around Adansi. Elephant rides are a popular activity here, although the practice is sometimes ethically questionable. You'll love visiting the elephant sanctuaries, transplanted from the Kingdom of @Koku, which allow visitors to appreciate these magnificent creatures while providing them with a safe and loving environment at the same time. (OOC: I was planning my own summer holiday. But the options in 20202 are rather limit with fluctuating quarantaine rules and travel restrictions. So wondering about fictional travel proved an easy alternative.)
  11. June 6 | 1643 Hours Hilocani, Northeast Alvernia The most powerful man in Alvernia stood with his hands in his pockets in the middle of an intersection, eyes squinting as the sun beat down on the city. A cool breeze swept through, bringing a number of different objects and litter with it. Looking around in a circle, the Lunex observed looted stores with broken windows boarded up with rough planks, cars overturned, charred or burning, with concrete and transportable barriers acting as remnants of the violent riots. It brought tears to his eyes. Shameful. He could almost hear his father’s voice and instinctively flinched, but nothing followed. His wife came over from behind him and put a hand on his shoulder and squeezed it. “Relax your jaw, dear.” Marzeni became conscious of his clenching and relaxed it, a dull ache on his teeth setting in. The man sighed wearily before leaning into the woman’s embrace, silently sobbing as he continued to look over the wreckage. A shameful display of authority indeed, leading to disaster like this. * * * Sneaking up behind the house, the man knocked on the small window that was near the ground seven times in an asymmetric, odd rhythm. Knock knock. Knock. Knock. Knock knock knock. Looking through the window pane, the couple saw a man sitting in a plastic chair pull a cord above him, turning on a single dim bulb, a rifle in his other hand. He simply nodded at the couple in front of him and turned the lights back off, returning the basement to darkness before opening the window. The couple slipped themselves through, falling some 10 feet before landing on a mattress. Pitch black, they navigated their way with ease, having done this uncountable times before. Although curfew was just instated last week, they had been meeting in secret anyways. After all, the same few dozen people entering the same house several times a week and sometimes exiting with duffel bags and satchels would mark the house and anyone who enters it as incredibly suspicious. Especially if said people were also Marenai in a Salvian neighborhood. Making their way to the back room of the basement, the pair took great care in avoiding the numerous arms and explosives lining the hallway. Even though they were well packaged, homemade explosives were still homemade explosives - not to be trusted on that much. Opening a door at the end of the hallway, they entered a room in the very back of the basement, its windows blocked and another dim lightbulb on the ceiling the sole point of illumination. All it lit was a metal table, several chairs pushed aside to make room for the people - about six - working at it in an assembly line, crafting some sort of bomb. The pair greeted the workers before pulling up seats to the table, unpacking their bags filled with supplies. An older Marenai, possibly in his fifties or sixties, sat on the opposite side of them and spoke up. “Tamar, Aria.” The two looked up, still unpacking their bags without looking. “Yes?” “You missed this since we were separated, but Marco was arrested.” The man continued to focus on whatever he was tinkering with as he told the pair the news. “He got too close to them, man. We were telling him to-” he was cut off by the man guarding the window entering, shotgun in hand. Holding his pointer finger to his lips, he whispered, “THEY’RE OUTSIDE.” The group quickly and silently packed everything on the table and hid it in cardboard boxes scattered throughout the room. Grabbing guns, they all spread out, hiding, the pair positioning themselves to another window, this one closest to the forest behind the home. A moment passed. Several more then, before loud thuds and thundering footsteps announced the breaching of the house. Clutching the weapon tighter, Tamar gently pushed Aria away from him towards the wall. Risking a peep, he heard the footsteps come down the basement and ducked back down. A couple of people had made it out of the room and were somewhere else in the basement but most of the group was stuck in the room they were in. The group heard a muffled, “Freeze!” before a series of gunshots and screams echoed throughout the basement, then silence. Tamar squeezed his eyes before opening them and dragging Aria towards the window. Someone whispered, “Tamar what the f*ck are you doing?” “Getting the hell out of here, what do you think?” “What? There’s no way they don’t have the neighborhood surrounded!” “I’ll take my f*cking chances while I can.” Footsteps thudded louder as Tamar rotated the handle that slowly opened the window. Two more series of gunshots, then total silence. He counted 6 of them in this room, meaning the other three had slipped out. And were now dead. Shaking his head and squatting slightly, he cupped his hands, motioning the others towards him. “Well? Let’s go!” When they crept over, taking careful care not to hit anything on the ground, he whispered to them, “When you get out, run for the woods.” Tamar had boosted four of them out before he turned to the last man, who simply sat at a chair facing the door, a pistol on the table in front of him. He began to load it with a single bullet as Tamar just observed silently. “You coming?” The man at the table sat motionless, then replied, “No.” Cocking the pistol, he pointed it at one of the cardboard boxes to his left. “You need to go. Keep the mission, Tamar.” Tamar tried to protest, but all he could do was open his mouth and close it again. He nodded, tears rolling down his cheek, “I won’t let you down, tama*.” With that, Tamar hoisted himself up and out of the house. Aria was crouched by the window and reached to Tamar for help, who took it. “Is he-?” “Just go.” The two began to run as silently as they could and upon happening by a foxhole Tamar slid in it, grabbing Aria and bringing her down. He stared at the house and listened intently. The sounds could still be heard at the distance, some 250 feet away. The door banging open and the officer’s yell were faint, but the gunshot was unmistakable. As was the deafening explosion that followed. Tamar, on his stomach, pressed his head against the hard dirt before carefully standing and pulling Aria with him, away from the fire and sirens that now filled the air, tears streaming down his face. *Tama: Salvian-Marenai word for father * * * June 6th | 2133 Hours Deopolis, Salvia Bianchi slapped the paper down on the desk and jammed his forefinger on the paper. “Bingo. The proof you need.” Saulius slid his reading glasses on and picked up the paper, a conversion between the President of Alvernia and de Wohine, the latter being the person who had recorded the conversation and sent it to the Salvian intelligence agency. Bianchi had highlighted the most pertinent section: Saulius returned his gaze to Bianchi, arms crossed for a moment before he threw them up in a shrug. “I don’t know, Pat, seems to me like Marzeni plans on uniting the Salvians; more importantly, he wants to unite the Salvians at the expense of us.” Saulius took a breath in and pointed at Bianchi. “Alright, first off, don’t call me Pat. Second,” Saulius began motioning with his hand towards the paper in his hand, “this, this doesn’t tell us anything, alright?” “Oh cut the shit, it does too.” “Look, the point is that I’m still not convinced. And neither is my cabinet. We aren’t gonna budge until we’ve exhausted everything else.” Bianchi rolled his eyes and began to protest before being shushed by Saulius. “Gio, what the hell do you think is gonna happen if they’re able to link the deaths to us? McCoy was right, we’re in no position to pull this off.” The president sighed. “We’ll… keep this as a last resort. I don’t want to escalate anything - Marzeni’s done nothing in relation to us publicly.” Bianchi slightly shook his head, “That’ll change soon, I can guarantee it.” Saulius shrugged. “You’re dismissed, Gio. Get some sleep tonight.”
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  13. To: Diplomatic outreach, EOS Headquarters, Deseti island, @Orioni From: Yumi Kochi, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Serene Kingdom of Esonice On the behalf of the people of Esonice and his grand serenity, Serene Prince Sanomi. We are glad to announce that we are indeed interested in accepting the invitation of becoming a member given to our nation to join the Entente of Oriental States (EOS). Many of us believe it will be not only to our great benefit - but also to the benefit of fellow member nations of the EOS. We are hoping; if the EOS does accept the Esonian nation into its family; it will create many new economic opportunities for fellow members and Esonice to invest, help develop and grow each other's nations and allow the people from across the EOS to reap the benefits of the alliance bringing Esonice in. And also allow a greater understanding of each of our cultures - allowing for cultural exchange and a taste of what other cultures have to offer to each other. We are greatly hoping that Esonice will be able to bring a plethora of our brightest minds to the table, to accelerate scientific advancement in the alliance as well. We are also positive that our neighbourhood in our part of the wurld will be more connected with each other, allowing for friendly relations and cooperation among other diplomatic opportunities. Esonians welcome the EOS with open arms to its doors. And we wish all the best for the future following this historic occasion. Yours sincerely, minister Yumi Kochi of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  14. Briefer << Alright gentlemen, this is it. It took us a long time to get to this point, so let's try not to mess up this delicate operation or we'll piss off the ruthenians more than necessary. The regents of Anatea, more precisely King Edward II and Queen Isabel II must arrive safely in the city state of Sigta, where peace negotiations will take place between our nation and Ruthenia. The route the the VIPs will have to follow will be this, obviously it will be on the opposite side to Ruthenia to avoid problems with it, given the situation. Your mission will be to escort the royal cargo to the city of Sigta. For this operation several squadrons will be deployed, so it should be almost impossible to be intercepted. Escort the regents and then bring them home safely, dismissed! >> . . . The scarlet sky of that day was full of anatean planes, more precisely Sol, Starlia, Raylay and Horizon squadrons, an AWACS and the C-5 with the king, queen and some members of the anatean delegation of the Set Party on board. All those aluminum birds reflected the sunset sunlight that was setting more and more in the unclaimed lands. It was a peaceful and relaxing scene. AWACS Sky Arrow << AWACS Sky Arrow to escort planes, all quiet at the moment. In a few miles we should get to Sigta. Still stay on alert. >> Bradley Lee (Sol 1) << This is Sol 1, roger. I can' t wait to arrive, this Su-33 burns gas without problems. >> Alis Costi (Sol 2) << And by the way i' m sick and tired to be on board this fighter without doing anything.. >> AWACS Sky Arrow << Guys, cut the chatter. You' re on mission and you can't spea... wait, hold it... >> At some point, total silence fell. Nothing was perceptible and no one dared to interrupt that silence to avoid not hearing an alarm or warning that would come from the AWACS. Suddenly someone spoke. AWACS Sky Arrow << Anatean aircrafts on south? An extra escort? We weren' t informed... this is Special Transport Formation, what' s your affiliation? >> asked the AWACS, but there was no response. The new aircrafts continued to advance more and more towards the anatean formation. AWACS Sky Arrow << Incoming allied fighters, respond. >> tried once again Sky Arrow, but nothing happened. No one answered on the radio. A few seconds of anxiety passed, until someone answered the radio, but they weren't the approaching fighters. Anatean Air Transport << This is Galda! AWACS, they' re targeting us! What' s going on? >> AWACS Sky Arrow << What..? They have our own IFF, how' s that possible? >> Starlia 1 << Sky Arrow, what should we do? >> AWACS Sky Arrow << ...Engage. We don' t know who they are, but if they' re aiming to the royal plane that means they' re not allies. >> The escort fighters began to detach from the C-5, heading south to prepare for interception. Only Raylay Squadron remained close to the transport as last defense line. Bradley Lee (Sol 1) << Remember, don't stay too much on a target, hit and run! >> Daniel Bivieri (Sol 3) << Of course Captain! >> It took a few minutes before the fighters of both factions came face to face. The anateans had 12 Su-33s, the unknown ones were 22 between F-15Cs and Mig-31s. Planes absolutely not belonging to Anatea. There were a few seconds left to the point of no return, if both fighters had turned back to go in opposite directions nothing would have happened ... but that wasn' t the day. In a few moments the sky turned into a show of missiles, flares and flaming aluminum carcasses. The fighters had engage. The aircrafts had begun to shoot each other relentlessly, chasing each other like a cat chasing a mouse, while chaos reigned supreme around them. The anatean pilots had not been fighting in skies of war for years, that was their first real battle. It was Sol 4 who asked for help, engaged in that moment in a dogfight with an F-15C. The distances between the fighters had shortened so much that the training in that moment was almost useless: it was a matter of reactions by instinct and speed. Sol 1 managed to get behind the enemy F-15C, firing a salvo of GSh-301 that damaged the left wing of the unknown target. This allowed the enemy fighter to detach itself from the pursuit, but did not stop the battle going on around them. The enemy Mig-31s managed to break through the air front with their rapidity as interceptors, managing to get a few kilometers near from their target: the cargo. Raylay Squadron managed to intervene in time, but although the enemy fighters had been intercepted and blocked, they managed to continue gaining meters. Suddenly the unthinkable happened: one of the Mig-31s managed to disengage from the air battle and aimed at the anatean cargo with its missiles. The anatean transport began to shoot its cascade of flares, but it was all in vain. The enemy semi-active radar guided missile had already been launched and the distance was too short to avoid the impact. It all happened quickly. The enemy missile crashed into the belly of the aircraft, exploding into a rose of smoke and deadly schrapnel. The metal bird that had been flying quietly in the scarlet sky just a few moments before, turned into another fireball resembling a second Sun that was falling further and further down. The King and Queen of Anatea were dead. Animated by a mixture of anger and revenge, the surviving anatean fighters began to hunt the unknown aircrafts that were withdrawing from the operational area. The flares and chaffs launched by enemy fighters tried to cover their air retreat, but the anatean escorts engaged relentlessly and mercilessly, trying not to let anyone escape from that area. Only 7 enemy fighters managed to leave the airspace, while the surviving 9 anatean fighters could not help but be called back by AWACS Sky Arrow who ordered to not leave the operational area. . . .
  15. FROM: Diplomatic outreach, EOS Headquarters, Deseti island, Orioni BCC: Mrs Yumi Kochi, Ministery of foreign relations, Esonyaveli, Serene Kingdom of @Esonice Foreign relations department, Xincheng, Holy State of @Heiheguo Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Auvergne, Federal Republic of @Acadia Secretariat of foreign affairs, Aulon, Confederal Republic of @Little Flau Diplomatic sorority, Arrakeen, Theocracy of @Kaitaine Secretariat of foreign affairs, Maurotopia, Most Serene Republic of @Mauridiviah Chief of Foreign Affairs, Wanaveraʻa, Monarchy of @Selayar Esteemed representative of your proud nation, For more than 14 years, the Entente of Oriental States has paved the way towards economic, scientific and security. cooperation. Great progress has been achieved in the interest of a long-lasting peace, protecting sovereignty and furthering good relations between neighbours. I am honoured to extend the hand of friendship, and would like to humbly invite you to join the Entente as member state. As a nation bordering the great and vast Oriental Ocean, you are already entitled to take up a position of observer status. Please take your time to debate and consider this formal invitation. We look forward to your reply. Cordially, Mr Tobiya Wayanor
  16. @Wellsy Congratulations Jon! Enjoy your lovely 39th birthday.
  17. 🎉 Congratulations! Enjoy this lovely birthday. 🙂 

  18. Iverica

    Iverica One

    Since January this year, 3 ships have met accidents on the lateral Northern Argic Passage; a risky, narrow, but efficient shipping lane that connects the North Oriental Ocean and the Adlantic Ocean. Just last week on the 26th of June, the MV Explorator, a ship registered to a commercial freight company in Mannarsto, Narva, met an accident when it collided with a substantial piece of the summer ice floes just 50 kilometres away from the coast of Nanuvat, an indigenous territory in the northeastern Argic coast that has yet to be recognised by the international community. A breach in her hull left the civilian ship slowly listing for hours until it eventually capsized. It took 9 hours before the nearest fishermen could reach the Explorator's lifeboats, one of which deployed improperly, resulting in the death of 1 crewman. The accident is still under investigation by Mannarsto authorities. This, among some other incidents, has prompted the Armada Iverica to consider old plans proposed in 2005, the deployment of a permanent and peaceful sea-service mission to the polar peripheries in the Argic northeast. Prompting has come from the awareness among maritime stakeholders and the general public. In the 25th of April, an illegally operating Nanuvat whaler was sunk when it struck a low berg, about 120 kilometres east from what would be the MV Explorator accident site. The whalers were unable to raise assistance in their boat's radio and all but one perished in the freezing waters. The incident made headlines across Northern Argis and raised a two-fold concern over maritime safety and wildlife protection in the region. The passage has few emergency infrastructures and the ports to seek assistance from are few, far-between, and usually under-equipped. But as the route saves thousands of kilometres worth of fuel and supplies compared to a Mediargic transit, many businesses and priority freight continue to cruise the Northern Argic Passage. Given the staunch determination to maintain the route, the Iverican government is now considering the option of establishing a facility to assist ships, protect wildlife, conduct emergency response, provide a base of operations for vital infrastructure building, and host supply and relief efforts to communities and vessels that may become iced-in during the brutal Polar winters. Sidelined for modernisation priorities in 2005, the plan dubbed "The Polar Service Initiative", is currently being re-examined by the Armada Almirantasgo and Executive Ministry Praesidio. Press release from Corregidor sheds some light on the tentative Polar Service's mission: "The Armada Polar Service is to provide humanitarian aid by lending skills and emergency assistance to distressed ships and communities. It is to provide safe berthing, fuelling, and victuals to any civilian vessel passing through their area of operation. It is to accomplish this by establishing vital and environmentally considerate facilities in uninhabited territories and with the permissions of regional entities. Such facilities shall be staffed by essential and skilled Armada personnel and shall remain unarmed but for self-defence; they are to be restricted from carrying missiles, large calibre guns, or offensive electronic warfare systems. The facilities will be open for observation and visitation by the Argic-Thalassan-Alharun Regional Association (ATARA) inspectors. The Armada is to cooperate closely with the government of the United States of @Prymont , which maintains state interest in the region. Though many questions are abound--regarding location, exceptions, and execution, what is known is mainly speculation. There is some statement basis for the Iverican government to cooperate with indigenous authorities and some loopholes in vague and fragmented local maritime laws to situate stations in international waters. Some sites have been speculated as likely choices, the most curious of which is a former Helleno-Russian naval base located in far-northeastern Argis and abandoned since the Second Argic War. Some have also pointed to the Armada's wide inventory of prefabricated modular infrastructure, developed for the Islandero Operations and extensive naval logistics capability to aid in the quick deployment of a polar aid station. Should such an undertaking follow-through, the northern ports of the Iberic Federated Commonwealth are likely to see new or expanded opportunities arise in Eastern Argis and Northern Europa.
  19. Hello all! ^^ I would have a liiiiittle request for a little part of the map If would be possible to move the big island near the anatean penisula from here to there: mostly because i just want a lil island for an rp reason (have an only island military base/secret military base for one of my sub-plots of my country) and mostly cause the island there wouldn't fit so well, when instead if put near the other one already existing is more fitting because it seems a fractured island Of course i'm aware that relocating that island would remove some territory from my nation, but i'm oke with that so i don't have problems nor i don't want to have so much land at the beginning
  20. The Marenesia Conference, Stage II | IVERICA 1600 Charlie Time (+3) | 5th of November, 2019 Fort Beleturi, Salvia --- "Is it just me, or does this place feel... too Salvian", remarked ExecMin flunky Tomas as they passed a Salvian propaganda billboard. The small tour crowd had just passed the barracks, rows of Salvian personnel had stood-to for the inspection. His colleague, Quinto, snorted. "Its a Salvian Base you Mér-á-Capessa*!" "I mean, there's just something that feels comically stereotypical about this place", remarked Tomas defensively. He stopped, facing Quinto. Behind him, a billboard mounted above the barracks compound's postern gate loomed in full view. The billboard featured a larger-than-life Salvian crusader complete with tabard and barrel-like great helm. He stood in the foreground with a finger pointed in the general direction of the viewer. Whereas in the background, a city looking suspiciously like a Europan holy city of religious import burned merrily. Meanwhile, in the midground, an anachronistic array of mixed trebuchets and modern field guns were featured in various states of firing. Prominently, lines of Salvian men in uniforms from varying eras charged the gates with fixed bayonets and handsomely shaded musculature and jawlines. In large bold text, supposed to appear as speech from the helmed crusader were the words: "I want YOU to retake the HOLY LAND!" Report to your local recruiter today. Quinto squinted, looking around. "I don't quite see it. Whatever do you mean?", Quinto asked as the tour group moved on, passing a main battle tank with a large brass crucifix (complete with suffering Christ) welded on to its upper glacis plate. "I can't rightly say. The way everyone walks? Their accents? The way the place smells maybe?", said Tomas. "Can't you just accept them as brothers in the Saviour?", asked Quinto, slightly exasperated. They passed a prototype fighter jet that featured prominent nose art. Painted on it, a rather attractive looking nun struck a bold pose as she spanked a strangely dressed boy (presumably a heathen) on the buttocks. "I suppose I can. I just get the strangest nigglings from this place", acceded Tomas. Quinto shrugged. "I can't relate.", the pair continued in silence walking passed a line of cuirassed troops in attention as they received a blessing from a priest in woodland-pattern battle-dress cassock. The smell of incense from the priest's swinging censer lingered on the nose. * Mér-á-Capessa- (n.) Expletive. Literally: faeces on/atop a head. Semi-common Iberic expletive used to refer to someone annoying or unpleasant, as bird droppings on one's head might be. Likely originated from sailor's expressions during the age of sail, as it was common for seabirds to perch on yards and booms of a square-masted sailing ship. OOC: @SalviaThis doesn't have to be canon. As you might have already surmised, I'm f*cking about. I thought it would be funny. --- 17:15 | Alexis Hall After the cue from a very jolly Defence Minister Vernon McCoy, CCO. Ferran Arnau Macharius gave a very terse speech about the unity of the Marenesian continent. Briefly, but also sincerely, he addressed the delegation from @Tagmatium Rules (OOC: and @Seylos if he's still up for it) thanking them for their open-mindedness and initiative in being the first to become Partners for Peace. To Macharius, and no doubt, most of the others assembled in this chamber, it was a welcome breeze of sense against the stifling air of confusion that seemed to waft about the wurld. Macharius would later spare a brief thought to that confusion. There seemed to be an otherwordly notion that TRIDENT was out to get them or start rows. All the more ironic when, just 2 years prior, TRIDENT was founded simply a mutual-defence measure against WMD armed rogue states and Communist proliferation in Argis. Where these narratives came from, Macharius could only guess. For all of TRIDENT's existence, all it had done was stop a revolutionary government that assassinated its former king from sending a nuclear fleet into the Mediargic (See: Kirov Class Battlecruiser and the Verde Blockade), hosted a naval exercise to keep an Aurelian rogue state with a penchant for false-flag operations ion their toes, launched an initiative to standardise electronic communications and designation systems, and hosted a summit to expand diplomatic and strategic cooperation with states of fairly good repute. Hardly the league of nefarious, hand-rubbing, cat-stroking villains. One might even say that TRIDENT contributed to cross-cultural understanding and wurld force-parity. But, what would Macharius know? He was just the Capo-Comandante of the Republican Armed Service--hardly qualified for such lofty understandings. Macharius' speech instead focused on the great step of including Salvia and the Partners for Peace while also touching on action plans for 2020. Covering in brief the Treaty Council desire to exchange liaison officers with the Partners for Peace, the plans to hold further joint training exercises, to establish joint bases that could allow for member states to troops and support capability in an ally's part of the wurld. Lasting all of 7 minutes, Macharius ended his speech and gave a small nod to his aides de camp, who began walking the assembled plenipotentiaries and Council members through the amendments made in the Tricontinental Treaty OOC: Embedded the Treaty w/ amendments to this post. Big (finally official) Welcome to Salvia and the Partner(s) for Peace!!! At this point we can assume that everyone agrees to the amendments. Feel free to post your conclusions and perspectives on how this affect's your nation's bottom-line.
  21. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports Checking wastewater pollution in Mar province MAR YAHOSN -- The Weledi Gulf Tourism Cooperative (WGTC) has called for addressing the pollution caused by wastewater in the Weledi Gulf and the Dimeti Barrier Islands. The Cooperative raised the issue of wastewater from tour boats and tourism activities. Pollution caused by discharges from vessels remains a challenge despite many regulatory efforts taken by provincial authorities. The Dimeti Barrier Islands in northern Orioni are made up of 67 islands that span 250 square kilometres in length along the northern edge of Mar province in the Amilaki region. The largest island, called Dimeti, has roughly 9.000 inhabitants, with an additional 3.000 people living on floating fishing villages off the coast. The island is the adventure-tourism capital of Orioni, with places to mountain bike, rock climb, hike, and more. In 2019 around 750 tourism boats operated in Weledi Gulf, including over 200 vessels that anchored overnight. In April and May, the WGTC invited two international experts to evaluate the sustainable tourism management and environmental protection in the bay. The experts concluded that the gulf wasn't threatened by pollution. Nonetheless, they did express concern over growing tourism numbers and ineffective waste management, concluding it would pose a significant threat. Both experts also hoped the province would soon announce the standards for wastewater systems. Mr Gideta Yelemi, the Provincial Director of Environment, said the department has asked the Council of the Environment to set national wastewater treatment standards that could be adopted by 2020. Mr Yelemi added that: "All boat owners understand the impact on the environment of untreated wastewater from cruise ships. They support the initiative to instal treatment systems on vessels." During a recent workshop with stakeholders from business circles and the provincial government, the Zuidhaven Institute of Technology (ZIT) presented several technology and management solutions to alleviate wastewater pollution in the area. The solutions are aimed at helping tour boat owners comply with stricter regulations: either having built-in treatment systems or using external treatment services.
  22. THE DALSTAVIAN WAR May 2019 It is always thought that after a war peace should come, and with it also prosperity and knowledge ... but that was not the case. The long and heartbreaking civil war in Ruthenia brought Supreme Leader Kars Delai to power after 9 years of sacrifices, deaths and hunger. Although the conflict ended in 2009, the nation was unable to recover economically from the disastrous situation it was in, leaving the population at the mercy of the dictator and death. There were those who had enough of all this, that it was time to stop trusting the government and decided to break away and seek luck with other partners. The Dalstavia region did so, proclaiming its independence from Ruthenia on April 28, 2019 to join the Republic of Anatea. At the time Anatea did not want to allow Dalstavia to join, to avoid a war with Ruthenia, but limited itself to sending humanitarian aid to the region. Despite this, Ruthenia's reaction was furious: loyalist forces in the region began to prevent anatean transports from reaching their destination, even going to arrest the members of the convoys with anatean military included, while the refugee camps began to be bombed or threatened by the ruthenian forces. The situation was decaying more and more into total madness, and the only answers that politicians were able to give were threats. Fulvio Silani, prime minister in that year and president of the Set Party (center-right wing) repeatedly threatened to declare war on Ruthenia if it did not cease hostilities with refugees and anatean organizations in the dalstavian region. At first the message seemed not to have been received but one day, suddenly, hostilities ceased. Supreme leader Kars Delai had stopped any hostile action on the territory of Dalstavia. Did he finally understand that such actions would lead to a disastrous war for both nations? At the moment it is not known, but the leader has accepted a peace meeting in the neutral city of Sigta to speak in person with the anatean regents King Edward II and Queen Isabel II. It seemed that the war had finally been avoided, so much that the anatean population had breathed a sigh of relief, but Ruthenia had other plans ...
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