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  2. PMN BREAKING NEWS Theodorian troops prepare their defences STANDOFF AT THEODORIAN BORDER AS REFUGEES ESCAPE Connor, Anderson. Today 44 refugees from the suppressed ethnic group, Charcentine escaped Theodoria via the last few travel coaches before the full travel ban is enacted. Theodorian authorities were first alerted when a sniffer dog found one group in the hold of a coach. Later Theodorian tanks rolled up to The Etherton Gateway, where they faced PyeMcGowian tanks on the other side of the border. Futher escalation occurred as Theodorian fighters flew dangerously close to the border leading to the ABDS Anti Air System being activated as bombers flew directly at the border. This comes only weeks after the Anibyniaet Andirswn attacks on PyeMcGowan, which have been both directly and indirectly blamed on Theodoria, as it harbors the terrorist organisation. Theodoria and the AA have been revealed to hold power in companies such as TIA, Teluedu Iaeth Andirswn the group that controls Andersish language media and AEC, the Andersonian Extraction giant, who’s CEO was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and illegal explosives. The Ministry of Defence has said that they are closely monitoring the situation along with the Prime Minister and PyeMcGowian delegations across the world. PyeMcGowian markets have dropped today as a possible escalation could have easily taken place as the standoff enters the night. Yesterday the National Conflict Emergency Act was updated, to include the nationalisation of formerly state-owned Companies such as PyeMcGowian Airways And PyeMcGowian Petroleum, incase of all out war. Authorities have released a series of educational posters and videos on what to do incase of an invasion and aerial bombardment.
  3. Gaut'n Reep'n Statium wins EurthVision 2019 bidding contest The Golden Bars Stadium in Ferrefaaierhafen was officially named the winner of the bidding contest for the EurthVision 2019 contest, to be held by Nasionale TeleSicht Variota within Het Huisselant. Other contestants included the King Luka I Stadium in Lukinagrad, the Anita Vooters Stadium in Rooibes and the Gillofan III National Park near Grootwaterflakte. While the Gillofan III National Park would have held more visitors, almost double compared to the Golden Bars Stadium and over seven times that of the King Luka I Stadium, the technical limitations of the locations ensured it was quickly eliminated from the NTSV selection as the organisation wants to make sure all kinds of tricks are available to contestants of the EurthVision 2019 contest, including but not limited to pyrotechnics and optical illusions. Similarly, the King Luka I Stadium in Lukinagrad was quickly eliminated due to the small size of the stadium and the lack of a civilian airport, plans to increase a local airport to one capable of receiving civilian flights being realized as we type but not being deemed ready before the start of the contest. Rumors state that those in charge of assuring that the contest becomes a success deemed anything less than 40.000 capacity as too small, seeking to double the attendance numbers compared to the first EurthVision. Whether this was a genuine requirement or mere gossip remains unknown. The final bidding was between the Golden Bars Stadium, or Gaut'n Reep'n Statium in Variot, and the Anita Vooters Stadium. Regretfully for the Anita Vooters Stadium, Rooibes' municipal council denied giving out any permits to allow the EurthVision to be held there, stating that they were hesitant to allow such a large scale event to come to their city. Indeed, the city of Rooibes maintains a lower amount of hotels per capita than most touristic cities in Het Huisselant and it would have been doubtful if a significant number of visitors would have been able to stay in the city or even in the neighborhood of it, instead having to travel a large distance to visit the venue. The Gaut'n Reep'n Statium in Ferrefaaierhafen, venue for the EurthVision Song Contest 2019 Bringing together a large amount of corporate sponsors and groups willing to sponsor the event, the Gaut'n Reep'n Statium was able to claim victory. Official sponsors include Vooters Food Group, which will be providing food, drinks and personnel, Heerefal Casino Resorts, which will be providing special hotel packages for international and domestic fans and the East Variotan Association for Adult Entertainers and Actors, which will be providing last year's winner Hete Henk, taking part in security duties through their Folke Milisie and providing special packages for international fans seeking a taste of the real Huisselant. The most surprising of these sponsors is the narcotics store chain SnuifFuif, who claim that recent lowering of production costs has enabled them to provide free product to any person with a ticket to the EurthVision Song Contest. Nationale TeleSicht Variota has not yet revealed who will present the contest, although bookmakers are giving reasonable odds on Dina Diva and/or Hete Henk. Other possible names named include Filomedes Jonkheere, General of the Propaganda and Morale Force of the HAP, Cherry Vooters or Lantheere Sjaak fan Oliefaaier, although even the bookmakers are seeing that possibility as a long shot. What they were able to reveal, however, was that all 41.000 fans of the contest would be able to enjoy an entire array of effects during the contest, special technicians from NSTV and from the stadium itself ensuring that contestants will be able to go full out during their performance in the upcoming edition. Airlines such as Fleugels fan'es Huisselant, Nasionale Flieg Maatskappij Variota, Air Reierfer and Vooters Air have already declared to be willing to maintain additional flights during the period to enable all fans to fly in genuine Variotan fashion but reminded all international citizens about the need to apply for a visa in time. Embassies throughout the world and Het Apparath spokespeople have acknowledged the upcoming need; while only 41.000 will be able to enjoy the contest from within the stadium, it is rumored that many more will still be flying to Het Huisselant to enjoy the contest from within its host nation.
  4. Greenhouse Emissions Make a New Record in Greater Serbia; Conversion to Orimulsion Cited as Concern The ecological administration within the Serbian bureaucracy has cited concerns over record-number greenhouse gas emissions, the top culprits being power plant conversions to coal and orimulsion, a bitumen fuel derived from Serbia's leftovers of crude oil reserves. In the past week petroleum corporations Naftna Srbija and Energetike Srbije have successfully made the conversions on their crude oil plants to orimulsion or coal. The fuel has been used for a week so far, and it is showing signs of producing higher smog levels in Subotica, Novi Sad, Nis, and Kragujevac. The Serbian government has ordered NS and ES to cease orimulsion services in Beograd, citing concerns over the beauty of the capital city. Instead clean coal will be used in the absence of orimulsion. Zones will be designated in the future over where orimulsion and coal power plants can be built, so as not to hurt fragile nature conservation sites. The effects of this newly used fuel will be studied more, however foreign scientists that haven't been relocated to their home countries following the Serbian Blockade of 2018 will be excluded from these emissions studies. The Department of Ecological Safety made a statement to accusations of collaborating with Serbia's oil and energy companies: "We are committed to protecting the beautiful Serbian landscape, and there are indeed legitimate scientific studies over concerns of CO2 emissions in development." It is projected that the blockader nations will spin this story in a negative way, making claims over hurting the environment and sending pollution to @Sayf. Zvezda News will reply to the foreign news agencies should developments be made. For now, Serbia is completely energy independent, in regards to power plants and electricity. Glory to Serbia! Only Unity Saves the Serbs.
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  7. Greater Serbia Announces Plans for Negotiations An end to the crisis in sight? In surprising development, the state-owned news outlet of @Greater Serbia, Zvezda News, announced that the Chancellor of Greater Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic, was planning on starting negotiations to end the economic blockade of his nation. The Central Argic nation has been under embargoes and blockades from various foreign powers, including our own Arhomaneia, since reports came out about its treatment of a portion of its own populace, a minority that follows Islam. At first, many in our great country were sceptical about how a Christian nation could treat anyone in the manner that was being suggested – accusations that were being put forward by mainly non-Christian nations, or at least nations that did not follow Orthodox Christianity. The fact that the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion did not raise its hand to defend Greater Serbia came as a shock, as it seemed that the rumours put about were nothing more than baseless lies. However, and this paper would be amongst the first to admit it, it rapidly became clear that these rumours certainly had a grounding in truth. The Arab Republic of @Sayf released evidence that not only was the maltreatment of the Muslim minority severe but it also bordered upon genocide. Although this evidence was made public by a nation that could have been perceived as biased towards the Bosniaks, as they share their faith, the Arhomaniki Noimosyni Dykton demonstrated that this evidence was correct. Therefore, the Megas Agios Basileos was correct in placing an economic embargo against Greater Serbia, although the Heart of Christendom did not go as far as other, more warmongering nations and attempt to blockade the landlocked nation. This undoubtedly would have caused much more suffering in the Muslim Bosniaks and so was an astute decision by the Arhomaniki government. It does seem that the embargo has been having a significant impact upon the lives of the population of Greater Serbia, as recent news released by the state media, after a long period of silence, appears to suggest that oil and fuel reserves are running low. The nation seems to be in the process of attempting to convert its motor vehicles to the use of ethanol or natural gas, which perhaps suggests the inventiveness of the people of Greater Serbia in the face of world-wide adversity. When the the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion was asked by this paper for its opinion on the announcement by the state media of Greater Serbia, the following statement was given in reply: “Until such a time as Greater Serbia produces evidence that it is no longer pursuing its genocidal policies, the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion will maintain the embargo against that nation. Whilst military action is not something that the Megas Agios Basileia is moving towards at the moment, it is cannot be discounted until Chancellor Milosevic decides to move his country to a path that is pleasing to God and does more than give vague suggestions.” Sources from within the Logothesion ton Stratiotikou, the Ministry of War, have hinted at plans having been drawn up to divert one of the two carrier groups from the south-eastern coast of Aluxia, or the diversion of the carrier BP Dyrrakion to support Sayf, but they have not gone further than that. The BP Dyrrakion is currently performing Freedom of Navigation duties between the Raga and Amnalos Thalasses, the Raga and Amnalos Seas, off of the coast of @Suverina. Previously, the Church had come out in support of Greater Serbia, especially in the north of Arhomaneia. His Holiness, Nikolaos IX, Patriarkhos of Trapezon, had apparently considered the extreme step of excommunication of those who supported the embargo, although the evidence of massacres had made it plain that it was not God's work that was being enacted. Since then, the Patriarkhos has declined to comment on the embargo but has thrown his support behind the @Aluxian Benevolent Fund and the Arhomaniki Red Cross, who have begun to distribute aid to the beleaguered people of Aluxia. Plans to extend this mission to help the Bosniaks have so far been mooted, for fear that problem elements may divert any assistance away from the intended targets. In the end, it can be but hoped that the statement released to the world via Zvezda News mark a turning point in the Greater Serbia Blockade Crisis and that God has finally shown the way forward to Chancellor Milosevic. Peace is truly what pleases God, and this could well be the start of the normalisation of relations between the Christ-loving nations of Eurth. Chaos in the Auraid Bay Travel warning issued by the Logothesion ton Barbaron The situation in the Auraid Bay continues to worsen after a spate of terrible terrorist attacks rocked the Kingdom of @PyeMcGowan over the preceding weeks. These attacks have purportedly been carried out by an organisation known as “AA”, which is recognised by the neighbouring country of @Theodoria as a civil rights organisation. It appears that these attacks have had no other reason than to destabilise PyeMcGowan, as there have been no known statements or manifestos released by AA, which is rare for a terrorist group. In response to the attacks, the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion issued a statement of support to the King and people of PyeMcGowan, as did PyeMcGowan's other neighbour, the Kingdom of @Alenveil. However, although Arhomaneia undoubtedly stands beside the shaken kingdom, it is the duty of the Megas Agios Basileia to stand by its citizens, and so a warning was released by the Logothesion ton Barbaron, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, advising against travelling to PyeMcGowan. This may not cause much of an impact, as it isn't thought that there are many Arhomaioi within the kingdom, but it demonstrates to the world that the situation within the Auraid Bay area is reaching a crisis point. It is thought that there is likely to be open warfare between Theodoria and PyeMcGowan within a matter of months. The government of the Kingdom has repeatedly blamed its western neighbour for the rising tensions within the area, as well as sponsoring the AA terrorist group. PyeMcGowian aircraft have also struck supposed AA training camps within Theodorian territory. This is a gross breach of sovereignty, although it was precipitated by Theodorian actions, such as the arrest of numerous PyeGowian diplomats. This tit-for-tat nature of events is unlikely to go on for much longer in the manner that it has been. Unless attempts to find a diplomatic solution are found, and soon, war will likely come to the Auraid Bay. This will have a definite knock-on affect on the rest of Argis. In recent months, it has seemed that the central part of the continent has been descending into chaos, with the political crisis in @Girkmand, the Greater Serbian blockade, the civil war in Aluxia and the actions of @Derthalen all adding to the sense of anarchy – even greater than that which is shaking Europa. With eastern Argis sinking in the same manner, it seems that it is only the west that has any semblance of normality. The root cause of this is likely that most of the nations on the continent have turned away from the light of Christ. Whilst certainly Aluxia follows true religion, most of the other countries are either schismatics, heretics or worse. Thus, it could be said with no little certainty that many of them are beginning to reap what they have sown by turning away from God's love. It may be that the only way that the downward spiral of Argis can be rectified is if more of the population of the continent turn back towards righteousness, and the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion could help in this by encouraging missionary work by the Church in these sadly forsaken lands. But, of course, the governments of these many nations must also do their own part – they must make sure that their people are aware of what imperils them and are so able to be steered back from the precipice that is bringing this misfortune upon them.
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  9. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports 200 million people celebrate Āhuni O'POLIS -- The Orinese New Year is just around the corner. The first day of spring, or the spring equinox, falls on Wednesday this year in the Northern Hemisphere. But you don't have to be Orinese to celebrate. More than 200 million people worldwide, in Orioni and the diaspora, celebrate the day. For millions of people across the Eurth, Āhuni is no small celebration. Think Christmas, New Year's and a national holiday combined. Add to it family gatherings, festivities, delicious fish, rice and spices. Āhuni is Oharic for New Year. It means "new day." It's not a religious holiday but rather a universal celebration of new beginnings. Welcoming the future while shedding away the past. That's why families use this time to spring clean their homes and closets and buy new clothes. Āhuni promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families. It's a time of reconciliation. The Tacolic festival of Easter also falls in spring. Themes such as the Resurrection of the Tacolic saviour, and symbols like The Easter egg, are also associated with rejuvenation and renewal.
  10. As it appears that the relations between the nations that surround the Auraid Bay has continued to deteriorate, with a state of almost undeclared war existing between the Kingdom of @PyeMcGowan and the State of @Theodoria and numerous terrorist attacks within PyeMcGowan, the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion is putting in place a travel warning to is citizens. It is hereby recommended that any Arhomaios who travel to either PyeMcGowan or Theodoria exercise extreme caution, especially in the cities of PyeMcGowan. The Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion would consider it best that no citizen travel to those two nations, as a state of open warfare may very well break out within the immediate future. If any Arhomaniki citizen does choose to travel to either PyeMcGowan or Theodoria, they could very well find themselves in life-threatening circumstances. The Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion will, of course, endeavour to come to their aid, but if conflict does start between those nations, then it may well not be possible or take time for that aid to come to them. It is recommended that they cease any travelling in the region and make their way back to Arhomaneia via the Kingdom of @Alenveil. Whilst the situation in Alenveil appears to be much safer, it is recommended that any citizen there keeps themselves abreast of any changes in the situation and the events within the Auraid Bay region. The Logothesion ton Barbaron expects that Alenveil may get involved in any conflict between Theodoria and PyeMcGowan in some capacity. God will guide you and keep you safe within the Auraid Bay region, so long as you keep Him within your hearts. May God also help peace come to that region, and keep not just the people of Arhomaneia safe, but all of those in that region.
  11. Hosts So we have 3 volunteers for hosting this. That's nice. This will serve as our list for figuring out the next years of this RP. Once the organisation has been founded we can skip ahead relatively fast. 1974: Kipan 1975: SIC 1976: Oyus 1977: SSI Etc. Secretary-General We just follow the easy principle of having that year's host also be the sec-gen. You run the agenda. And you also have to host the thing. By the time we hit the 2010s I'm sure everyone will have had their turn. Next steps I'll reply to the existing posts. @Kipan will get to host the first round of GIN. Pick a city and we'll make it the $cityname Accords. We'll make our way over there. Send either a foreign affairs wonk or economist or both. Complain about prices, bring other topics into the mix. Decide to found GIN Everyone who's late to the game can just show up. IC you can say the invite was forwarded. I guess the 1970s were a bit more informal than today.
  12. A MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF BULGENSTAZ Queen Mary and I have been deeply shocked and saddened hear of the massive loss of life after the flooding in Dnestov. On behalf of the people of Gallambria, we send our most sincere condolences to you, the families of those who have died, and all those in Dnestov by this tragedy. ALBERT II 20th March 2019, Santhope House @Bulgenstaz
  13. MEDIA RELEASE GALLAMBRIAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO DNESTOV FLOODING As a result of the collapse of the Vietrow Dam on the Let Desvow river earlier today, the Government has directed the Gallambrian Armed Forces with assisting in the distribution of humanitarian aid, aiding the Bulgenstani government with victim identification and repatriation, and infrastructure engineering. Deployed, will be personnel from No's 39, 94 & 60 Squadrons, and, No. 100 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron of the Royal Gallambrian Air Force, and elements from the Army's 1st and 2nd Engineering Support Groups. The Government has also authorised the release of £7.5 million in emergency funding for the Bulgenstani Government. @Bulgenstaz
  14. PMN NEWSNIGHT P200 MILLION IN STOLEN METALS FOUND AT AA BASE Llanspecter, Anderson Following a raid on a warehouse in Llanspecter last night, authorities have discovered P200 Million in precious metals, especially gold and silver. The metals were stored in large containers that were disguised as medical waste for AMSUP, one of the largest private medical companies in PyeMcGowan, that recently had its Vice President, Gareth Von Lewylean Jr, arrested for laundering money from AA shell companies. The money was thought to have been stolen from banks in Jones Island, during the Jones Island Incident, and the Mercator Edmonton in 1988. Multiple containers of arms and ammunition were also found at the site, having been produced by TIA, the Theodorian State Owned arms manufacturer. The Warehouse It was all found in was owned by Mr Henry Paulsen, who was later arrested for helping to fund the AA in 2017. But authorities still question how the building wasn’t found when his assets were being frozen by the BPM in Charleston. Sponsored by
  15. Khenkhourt, 1974 The Second Argic War was a trial for the many countries of Eurth, this much had been known from the beginning of the conflict. What little trade Bulgenstaz had begun before the war had been all but crippled, and the fledgeling nation had found itself somehow even more removed from the world than ever before. Or at least it was, until 1973. Former Prime Minister Jan Lim entered Bulgenstaz into the global scene; thrust the developing nation into global politics with the beginnings of the ICEB. It had been a time of turmoil for the nation, to be sure, but it seemed Bulgenstaz was taking a great stride forward in the realm of global diplomacy. Prime Minister Kacper Nhek Lviv had only just been elected when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had received a telex, an invitation of sorts. Taking his new position into full stride, Nhek Lviv had quickly requested a copy sent to his office, where he had been waiting for it. It was as he began to pace around his new office in Zalensk when the runner arrived: "Prime Minister, sir, the letter has arrived. I believe it is an invitation of sorts, and it has nothing to do with the Fulgistani, Dniesterian, or any of the ICEB, for that matter." "Curious, allow me to see it, if you will." The runner handed the copy to Kacper, bowed ceremoniously, and promptly evacuated the office. The new Prime Minister surveyed the letter, a seal of the Beautiful Empire of @Orioni gave away the invitee. At this, Kacper's heart skipped a beat: Orioni? What would the historic monarchy want with the small island state? It was halfway across the world from Bulgenstaz, and it seemed unusual for a Europan nation to take an interest in Bulgenstaz. Then again, perhaps this is more common for the Prime Minister than Kacper had thought. Rather than sit and continue to mull over the possibilities, the Prime Minister began reading. A "Group of Island Nations"? GIN? This proposal was curious, to be sure. Once Kacper had read the entirety of the letter, he rushed out to the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; this group of island nations seemed almost too good to be true.
  16. Dam Burst Floods Dnestov The Vietrow Dam in the Let Desvow river collapsed in a massive flood of the agricultural section which led to the loss of at least 1000 lives yesterday. This tragedy has been blamed on neglectful maintenance of key infrastructure in the Okrug. While the Dnestov council has expressed their despair for the tragedy, Governor Vol Nyuet have yet to comment. As the confirmed dead continue to rise, the flooding has been halted, though the crisis will impact this years harvest and probably many to come. Estimated damages are in the millions of Khourts, though fortunately the nearby Let Desvow nuclear reactor had not been significantly impacted by the flooding. As a region with significant agricultural importance to Bulgenstaz, it can be expected to see food prices increase, especially within the Dnestov Okrug. Above: Kompung Let Vietrow has been all but destroyed by flooding. Large deposits of formerly undisturbed sediment has suffocated much of the plant life which would have survived a natural flood. Concerns Raised Over Increasing Tensions in PyeMcGowan In the far north of Eurth, tensions are on the rise: it seems PyeMcGowian and Theodorian tensions have hit a new climax. Reports claim links between Theodoria and recent Andersonian terror attacks within PyeMcGowan. What this could mean for the future of relations between the two nations is difficult to say, though many speculate direct conflict is inevitable at the current pace of escalation. We to the south can only hope the two Argic nations can find some way to come to some peaceful agreement, and maintain peace in the Auriad. Investigations of Theodorian links to the Kushnik Láo Bratva have so far turned up nothing. Bulgenstazi criminologists doubt there any significant motives for Theodorian operatives to be linked to local crime: Bulgenstaz has limited relationship with PyeMcGowan, and there is little strategic value in Bulgenstazi terrorism for Theodoria. Regardless, the search for a link continues. While the Bulgenstazi government has expressed it's disgust at the Theodorian-linked terrorism, they have also announced there will be no form of Bulgenstazi participation should a major conflict break out. Our hearts go out to the families of those families damaged by recent hostile acts in PyeMcGowan, and the thousands of Bulgenstazi effected by the Vietrow Dam flooding.
  17. Thursday, 16 December, Year of Our Lord 2018 Joseph walked down the two-lane road outside his suburban neighborhood. The clouds shielded the hot sun, allowing the tall man to go on an afternoon walk without the oppressive heat. He worked from home today, and so the roads and sidewalks were almost completely absent of cars or other people, save the lone stay-home mom on a jog or group of teens skipping school. He cherished the empty space as one of the only places he had the time to think. Joseph stopped suddenly in the sidewalk. An asphalt path to his right led into a small woodland downhill, until meeting a bridge and crossing a creek before turning left and losing sight from the main road. It was nothing special, although Joseph had never gone down there before. And something was pulling him. He shrugged and decided to make the little detour. It turned out to be a nice secluded area. Quiet, with the birds chirping and little other noise. Thinking he had the whole space to himself, Joseph further relaxed. Unbeknownst to him, Anthony had been trailing him since he left his house. Surprised by his obliviousness throughout the journey, Anthony took Joseph’s trail through the woods as a gift of an easy beating. No witnesses, no problems. Anthony waited until he took the left turn before sprinting towards Joseph. Joseph apparently heard this, turning his head around in confusion, but it was too late. Anthony lunged and tackled Joseph, quickly putting his hand over Joseph’s mouth and a gun cocked to his head. “Listen motherf*cker, I got a big job and you’re a part of it.” Josephs showed fear through his eyes. He remained tense and simply nodded. Anthony nodded quickly, still slightly out of breath, heavily breathing through his nose. “Good. I need the info of a certain group. Flowery group, if you know what I’m talking about.” Joseph’s eyes widened further then what they already were. Anthony could just make out through his hand, “How do you know about that?” Anthony simply stared back at him. “Let’s not delve into details kid. Except about this group. Spill the beans or I’m capping your ass.” * * * Monsignor Kevin Rogers was no longer a monsignor, but rather a bishop. While the ordaining of a bishop was usually a celebration of a pious man taking the seat of what the apostles once held, the mass was arranged to be a rather quiet affair. Cardinal Edris Melku, from @Orioni, had even made the trip to ordain him, or at least that was the story told to the public. In reality, he had been brought over for an exchange, his support for money. The path for Rogers had been planned out before the Ordo Sacra Gloriosa had even met him. The order needed a man willing to infiltrate Church ranks. Their goal was to get rid of papal authority, through electing a man sympathetic to their cause or through some other method. They found the man they needed in a young and upcoming priest in the city of St. Paul. A more liberal man, he had been heard by some to denounce the papal authority in the government. The order found the man- now a monsignor- and contacted him. The order had then used him to secure endorsements, funds, and other supplies necessary for the task. While the inner circle was small, the whole Ordo Sacra Gloriosa numbered some thousand, and so used other connections in other places to do the same. They had gotten 4 to the office of bishop, and dozens of others hastily ordained to the priesthood. Bishop Rogers now stood by the front door of the rectory where it all began. He had come back to pack the few belonging that remained to finally head to the home where he would stay. The local church members had organized a barbeque in the backyard to celebrate his time here, and with the guests all gone hours later, Rogers began to leave. The other priest that had stayed with him and would become the pastor approached him to give one last goodbye. Kissing him on each cheek and hugging him, he bade farewell and good luck. “Good luck out there Kevin. May God bless you.” Rogers nodded solemnly, “And as to you.” Turning to the door, Rogers opened the screen door and stepped outside. He walked down to the driveway, where a car was waiting for him. When he reached the car, he looked over his shoulder and yelled over to the other priest, who still stood by the screen door. “Leo, do not forget Judas and the wolves. Many times they are very close to you. Stay on guard.” Before Father Leo could reflect on what Rogers had said, Rogers had got in the car and drove off.
  18. To: the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion of the Megas Agios Basileia ton Arhomanion From: General Roe Chon-Yong, Nominated Spokesman for External Affairs, under the express direction of His Majesty Artakai I Your Excellence, The Emperor expresses heartfelt gratitude at the recent communique received from the Tagmatine Government. The proposal for re-establishment of diplomatic ties with the Greater Holy Empire has been upheld unanimously by the Ide Jiman Government. The history of our nations has, for better or worse, been a formative theme in Eurth’s history, and the Emperor wholeheartedly welcomes the opportunity to open a new chapter in the shared story of our great and ancient nations. His Imperial Majesty Artakai I has himself issued a directive for an embassy to be made available for the Greater Holy Empire, effective immediately, within the Central Government District of Serekan. All necessary steps are being taken to ensure that an Ide Jiman embassy is available to dispatch to the Greater Holy Empire at the earliest opportunity. With Sincerest Respects, General Roe Chon-Yong, Nominated Spokesman for External Affairs
  19. Map: https://i.imgur.com/cbRIrsa.png Added: @Rhodellia in South-Aurelia Edited: Added sea names Added peaks & mountains Added rivers for @Iverica Added cities for @Ide Jima Turned the 'UBPSSIF Protected Marine Preserve' into an islands chain as agreed with @Sunset Sea Islands and @Andalla Removed: Asgeirria islands outside their main island from Aurelia Derthalen expansion reservation from East-Argis Imperial States of Europe (ISE) from South-Marenesia Tallovia from South-Thalassa Poland-Lithuania from central Argis UBPSSIF islands from North-Thalassa, as explained above
  20. @Orioni I’ve pretty much already integrated my timeline with @Shffahkia, @Kirvina, and @Fulgistan’s. I’ve conducted trade and received immigrants from all three. Fulgistan and the earlier Yellow Empire played significant roles in influencing Rhodellian technological and cultural development. In exchange, Rhodellian entrepreneurs were probably among the Derthaler industrialists who helped to industrialise the Sultanate of Fulgiyan; the threat of economic colonialism by foreign powers was a major cause for his revolution. We’ve talked about Rhodellian weapons from the Colonial Era and Anéantic Wars being sold en-masse to Fulgistani markets too. Rhodellia’s history is also closely intertwined with Kirvina and Shffahkia’s. Rhodellian troops fought alongside Shffahkia in the Eustachian Wars against Kirvina, and alongside both in the Anéantic Wars. In the Colonial Era, Kirvinska troops proved crucial to winning the First Valley War. They were allowed to settle in the Rhodellian Commonwealth afterwards; their descendants have since grown into the largest ethnic minority in Rhodellia. Aside from that, Rhodellian merchants have conducted trade and other exchanges with them for centuries. Not sure what to do about Faramount. He hasn’t said anything on discord since November. As for analogies with Argentina, I think I can make a Falklands joke somewhere down the line. There’s a big island just to the east, but I’d rather let its history be written by any future players who end up getting placed there. However, I don’t think a big analogy is all that necessary.
  21. @Rhodellia I'm looking for some kind of analogy with present-day Argentina, which includes 8% German-speaking people. Tie that into a colonial past similar to @Shffahkia and @Faramount. Both of these are on the eastern side of Aurelia and Alharu. That geography gives them a different influence compared to the western side. It think we can add a continuity that works by finding a timeline that matches.
  22. Language The Sovereign Imperium's primary language is Haru-Dakat. English is a required second. This is a basic guide on responses and so forth for a would be traveller. Hello = Rammu Good day = kuut tyo Good evening = kuut ajahehk Good night = kuut hekrd Hi = Re Good bye = kuut poa Bye = Poa See you soon = Caa oui cuuh Where? = Frana? When? = Frah? Why? = Fro? What? = Fryd? Who? = Fru? How? = Ruf? How much/many? = Ruf silr/syho? Is/are there? = Ec/yna drana? Please = Bmayca Thank you = Dryhg oui I'm sorry, but... = E's cunno, pid... Excuse me = Aqlica sa That's a shame = Dryd'c y crysa May I...? = Syo E...? Yes = Oac No = Hu That depends = Dryd tabahtc I don't know = E tuh'd ghuf I don't think so = E tuh'd drehg cu I suppose so = E cibbuca cu I think so = E drehg cu It doesn't matter = Ed tuach'd syddan I don't mind = E tuh'd seht Of course = Uv luinca True = Dnia With pleasure = Fedr bmaycina Congratulations! = Luhknydimydeuhc! Happy birthday = Rybbo pendrtyo Happy New Year = Rybbo Haf Oayn Good luck! = kuut milg! Enjoy the meal = Ahzuo dra saym Have a safe journey! = Ryja y cyva zuinhao! Have a good holiday! = Ryja y kuut rumetyo! Take care! = Dyga lyna! Have a nice day! = Ryja y hela tyo!
  23. Border Defense Fortifications This is the Jesshc d' Thalack, The Exterior Defensive Line bordering The Greater Holy Empire of Tagmatium, and wrapping about the exterior of the Haruspex Territories facing that of the bandit infested badlands and others. Keep in mind, that it is adding to existing defensive positions of the interor region. Constant updating for defensive and offensive systems keeps a steady workforce of several million alongst the borders which has created small townships and outposts within reach. The most recent update after the Hamaii incursion was to NBC proof the line, of which this is currently underway and looks to a 2025 completion of task. Jesshc d' Thalack Exterior Defensive Line Purposes of the line The Jesshc d' Thalack Line was built to fulfill several purposes: To avoid a surprise attack and to give alarm. To cover the mobilization of the House Military legions that are stationed nearby. To protect the border from military incursion. To be used as a basis for a counter-offensive. To push the enemy to circumvent it while passing by and within range of the artillery and line's own defensive weaponry. Organization of the line the Line is/will be quite deep, varying in depth from between 20 to 25 kilometers deep. It will is composed of an intricate system of strongpoints, fortifications, and military facilities such as border guardposts, communications centers, infantry shelters, barricades, artillery, machine gun, and anti-tank gun emplacements, supply depots, infrastructure facilities, observation posts, etc. These various structures reinforce a principal line of resistance, made up of the most heavily armed and fortified "ouvrages", which can be roughly translated as forts or major defensive works. From the front and proceeding to the rear, the Line will is composed of: Border Post line (1): This consists of blockhouses and stronghouses which are often camouflaged to look like the desolate wasteland terrain, built within a few meters of the border, and manned by troops so as to give alarm in the event of sneak or surprise attack as well as delay enemy tanks with prepared explosives and barricades. Outpost and Support Point line (2): Approximately 5 kilometers (~2.5-3 miles) behind the border, a line of anti-tank blockhouses are intended to provide resistance to armored assault sufficient to delay the enemy so as provide sufficient time to allow the weapon crews to be ready at their battle stations. These outposts cover major passages within the principal line. Principal line of resistance (3): This line begins 10 kilometers (~6 miles) behind the border. It is preceded by anti-tank obstacles which are metal rails planted vertically in 6 rows with heights varying from 0.70 to 1.40 m (2-4 feet) and buried to a depth of two meters (6-7 feet). These anti-tank obstacles extend from end to end in front of the major works across hundreds of kilometers, interrupted only by extremely dense forests, rivers, or other nearly-impassable terrain. The anti-tank obstacle system is immediately followed by an anti-personnel obstacle system made primarily of very dense barbed wire. Anti-tank road barriers also make it possible to block roads at necessary points of passage through the tank obstacles. The frontage Infantry Casemates (4): These fortifications are armed with twin machine-guns and anti-tank guns of 88mm-155mm. They range from single (with only one firing room in only one direction) or double (two firing rooms, in 2 opposite directions). These generally have 2 floors, with a firing level and a support/infrastructure level that provided the troops with rest and services (power generating units, reserves of water, fuel, food, ventilation equipment, etc…). The infantry casemates often have 1 or 2 turrets located on top of them. These cupolas sometimes are used to emplace machine guns or observation periscopes. Their crews 15-25 legionnaires. Towers(5): These small fortifications reinforce the line of infantry casemates. These are generally made up of several infantry casemates connected by an underground tunnel network to which are attached various buried facilities, such as barracks, electric generators, ventilation systems, mess halls, infirmaries, and supply caches (of water, fuel, food, ammunition, etc…). Their crew consists of between 100-150 Legionnaires. Keeps(6): These fortresses are the most important fortifications on the Jesshc d' Thalack Line, having the sturdiest construction and also the strongest armament (artillery). These are composed of at least six "forward bunker systems" or "blocks of combat", as well as two entrances, and are interconnected via a network of underground tunnels that often feature narrow gauge electric railways for transport between bunker systems. The various blocks contain necessary infrastructure such as power stations with generating units, independent ventilating systems, barracks and mess halls, kitchens, "feeder systems?", water storage and distribution systems, hoists, ammunition stores, workshops, and stores of spare parts, food, etc… Their crews range from from 500 to more than 1000 legionnaires. Observation Posts(7) Are located on hills that provided a good view of the surrounding area. Their purpose is to locate the enemy and direct and correct the indirect fire of artillery from the artillery fortifications as well as to report on the progress and position of key enemy units. These are large reinforced buried concrete bunkers, equipped with armored turrets containing high-precision optics that are connected with the other fortifications by field telephone, wireless transmitters and a closed server networking system. Network (8): This system connects every fortification in the Jesshc d' Thalack Line, including casemates, infantry and artillery fortifications, observation posts, and shelters. There is a closed server system that is also apart of this and fields command authorizations and orders on a rouine basis. If it is compromised, wireless transmitters and the field phones will be used. Legion Reserve Shelters (9): These are found between 500 and 1000 meters (~.3-.6 miles) behind of the principal line of resistance. These are buried concrete bunkers designed to house and shelter up to a company of legionnaires (200 to 250), and has such features as electric generators, ventilation systems, water supplies, kitchens, heating, which allow their occupants to hold out in the event of an attack. They can also be used as a local headquarters and as a base to carry out counter-attacks from. Flood Zones (10): Are traps that spout a high volume of water from lakes or rivers, so that an area could be flooded on demand and thus constitute an additional obstacle in the event of an enemy offensive. Anti-Tank Bunkers(11): Are built near the major fortifications in order to make it possible for weapon crews to reach their battle stations within the shortest possible timetime in the event of a surprise or sneak attack during peacetime. Supply 60 cm (~24 inch) Narrow Gauge Railway System (14): A network of narrow-gauge railways is being built so as to rearm and resupply the major fortresses from supply depots up to 50 kilometers (35 miles) away. Electric(with petrol engines for backup)-powered armored locomotives pull supply trains along these narrow-gauge lines. High-voltage Transmission Lines (15): Initially above-ground but then buried, and connected to the local power grid, providing electric power to the many fortifications and fortresses. Heavy rail artillery (16): Hauled in by locomotives to predesignated locations so as to support the fortress artillery, which is intentionally limited in range to 10-12 kilometers. -------------------------------------- Inventory There are 5450 Towers, 5252 casemates, 878 shelters, 417 observatories and 55,000 blockhouses over all of the Jesshc d' Thalack Line. Light Armoured Turrets There are several kinds of armoured turret. The most widespread are the anti-infantry turrets. They are composed of 3 to 4 openings. These are next equipped by differents hoppers: Rifle machine-gun, direct vision block, binoculars block or mortar of 50 mm. Sometimes, the turret is topped by a periscope. There will be a total of 21,118 turrets on the line. Almost every block, casemate and shelter is topped by one or two turrets. Light Pillbox The light pillboxes have one opening equipped with a pair of machine-guns. There are 8174 light pillboxes as support for the light turrets. Medium Armoured Turret There will be 4572 on the line and are equipped with a pair of coaxial machine guns at the base and in the turret, two 65mm anti-armour cannons. Medium Armored Anti-Aircraft Turret These are mounted near the Towers and some of the other standard turrets. Housed in the turret section, eight 35mm flak cannon reside. For secondary defense against light armor and infantry, side mounted ball turrets mount three 25mm autocannons. Eclipsable turrets There is the inventory of turrets. 3221 turrets of 75mm 3212 turrets of 75mm 2671 turret of 75mm 2617 turrets of 135mm 1621 turrets of 81mm 6712 turrets for mixed weapons 4587 turrets for mixed weapons + mortar of 50mm 2361 turrets of machine-guns Artillery The casemates are supplemented by a variety of weaponry so that a wide range of fire can be delivered to hostile forces. Types: 65mm Mortar 80mm Mortar 120mm Mortar 75mm Howitzer 135mm Howitzer 155mm Howitzer 175mm Howitzer 220mm Howitzer 75mm Self Propelled 108mm Self Propelled 175mm Self Propelled MLRS Rocketry Support Systems Air Support Elements: 44 Ki-24 IIA Gunship/Troop Transport VTOL's from 2 Airbases 78 HAD 37 Rattler Aerofighters from 2 Airbases 29 HAD S39 Viper Aerofighters from 2 Airbases 11 HAD 8 LRADO from Strategic Point Airbase
  24. Naval Forces as of Current: Most vessels of the Haruspex Imperial Navy is not only built for itself but many of it's protectorates and patrons of it's international military armaments program, HIA. Submarines * (15) 941 Dobruuh (Typhoon) class submarine's VTOL carrier Conversion kit by Hypersphere Technologies Ltd. o (22) Tatum I-Class SSCN (Submersible Nuclear-powered Cruiser) Hypersphere Technologies Ltd. Major surface combatants * Aircraft Carrier: (45) Elory Class The Strathan Naval Engineering Group * Aircraft Carrier: (25) 245 'Battle' Class Consolidated Naval Construction * Aircraft Carrier: (20) 270 'Ark Royal' Class Consolidated Naval Construction Total Carrier Based Aircraft HAD S40-N: 60 HAD S39-N: 100 HAD S34-N: 560 HAD S38-D: 426 XFA-27B: 500 (Constructed by): Auremena Flight Dynamics Ki-24 II MASC VTOL: 225 Ki-24 II ASR VTOL: 200 HAD TR-02 'Aykma' (Eagle): 126 HK-01 " Darkstar " UAV: 960 * Dreadnoughts (24) : Cbayn (Spear) class * Foreign Dreadnoughts (4) : North Carolina-Class BBGN Hypersphere Technologies Ltd * Cruisers (8) : Alaska-Class CGN Hypersphere Technologies Ltd * Frigates (100):(40) Cfunt (Sword) class frigate, (48) 210 Dekan (Tiger) Class * Foreign Frigates (12): Leftwich-Class Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) Hypersphere Technologies Ltd * Corvettes (148): 205 Ymekydun (Alligator) Class Patrol ships * Patrol Boats (212): 202 Cemjanvecr (Silverfish) Class FPAC Amphibious ships * (10) Cay Kut (Sea God) Class * (10) Dymuh (Talon) Class Mine warfare * Minesweeper: (14) Clyjyhkan (Scavanger) class minesweeper * Minesweeper: (11) Caagan (Seeker) class minesweeper Support ships * Fleet oilers (AOR): 255 * Surveillance ships: 106 * Logistic support: 229 Luycd kiynt (Coast Guard) * Frigates (FFG): 106 (1 reserve) * Light Frigates (FFL): 112 * Offshore Patrol Vessels: 27 * Patrol Icebreakers: 66 * River craft: 122 Land Based Military Legions Equipment The entire military legions would take months to move en masse, but smaller legion's would take anywhere from forty-eight hours to a week or so to mobilize depending on their operational and battle readiness. Main Battle Tanks: 2,800 (2,200 constructed by HIA, 400 constructed by NILS) The Sovereign Imperium MBT's consist of the following vehicle types: MCA-7L a foreign produced vehicle of Nineveh International Land Systems All other vehicles are produced within the Imperium and sold by Haruspex International Armaments: S-98 Myht Fumv (Land Wolf) Main Battle Tank Light Tanks: (151) Rubmeda (Hoplite) Light Tank Military Utility Vehicles:,10,234 H17 3.5-Ton Cargo Truck - Military Logistic Vehicle FS 42 Transporter - Military Logistic Vehicle Vannad (Ferret) - Military Light Multirole Vehicle Rihdan (Hunter) - Military Light Multirole Vehicle Infantry Fighting Vehicles: 2,175 LAV-25 MGS " Jeban " (Viper) S-11 Anti-Infantry Vehicles:750 S-17 APV Armoured Personnel Carriers: 525 S-12 Half Track Series Anti-Tank Vehicles: 250 HIA Q39 Nota'man (Devil) Towed Artillery: 4,212 155mm 45-calibre, towed gun howitzer " TAC-12 " Self Propelled Artillery: 72 Ryssan (Hammer) 155mm SPG Multiple Rocket Launchers: Valkirie MARS - 42 Tajem (Devil) HMARS - 22 Mobile Anti-Aircraft Systems: Pylg Cdyp (Back Stab) MMLS - 34 Chyyban (Snapper) Mobile Missile Launcher System - 52 Self-Propelled Surface to Air Missiles: 412,500 9M-Z (Jackal) Man Portable Anti-Aircraft Systems Land Based Aircraft and Equipment Frontal Air Force HAD S34 Venom: 250 HAD 22B: 335 HAD S39 Viper: 230 HAD S39 Viper-B: 100 HAD S40 Asp: 75 Ground Attack HAD S30 Sylrada: 102 HAD S37 Rattler-D: 148 Air Defense HAD S39 Viper-E: 32 HAD S34 Venom-B: 50 Strategic Bomber HAD S8 Suuca (Moose)-C: 25 Reconnaissance HAD S39 ViperRB-E: 25 Transport HAD HT-02 'Ciban Ryiman': 40 HAD HT-01 'Vycd Muytan': 70 Refueling Tanker HAD HT-01R 'Vycd Muytan': 30 Helicopters/VTOL Ryfg AH-01 Attack Helicopter: 140 TE-02A Nywun (Razor) Strike Gunship Model Series 01-A: 61 TE-01B Dymuh (Talon) VTOL Gunship Model Series 01-A: 68 TR-02 Aykma (Eagle) VTOL Transport/Gunship Model Series 01-C: 20 V-33H CibanVnuk (SuperFrog) Heavy Lift Helicopter Model Series 02-B: 46
  25. I’ll pick Southern Aurelia. The climate's just a rough idea I compressed into a single sentence. The history parts are more fleshed out and important. Feel free to take some liberties when drawing out the map. Cheers mate!
  26. @Rhodellia Some thoughts on this map request. Academy trajectory went positively. News. RNN has a good mix of stories and social media. Factbook. Oh my, that's detailed. You're already hinting at the area you'd like to be in. I'm not commenting on the contents since @Variota has done so already. Culture. While native cultures can go about anywhere, the specific mention of RL Anglo-Saxons ("American, German, British“) will already hint at someplace outside the tropics. You also mentioned a "generally mild and temperate" climate. Locations. Usually, there are three options. In this case, I had to struggle to find a 3rd choice. East-Argis somewhere between to the existing similar countries. Have a look at the triangle between Morheim, Derthalen and Alenveil. That'd explain away the proximity to @Derthalen and troops appearing there. Deep south Aurelia. As you drew on the map, just further south, to hit that climate. Or change some facts and enter a more tropical area. Inland sea area between Argis and Alharu. The texts above feel Portuguese as Variota also noted. This would open up the southern shores of Argis, from the Verde Sea in the west, to the Mediargic in the east. Still fits into your exploration story.
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