1 pointYOUR RP NATION Full Name of Nation: The Republic of Westzeeland Government type of nation: Congressional Republic Culture/ethnicity of your nation: Predominantly Black or Biracial, with a white minority. Give us a short description of your nation: Similar to Apartheid era South Africa, a hot tropical nation with vast plains and forests. A former colony currently in conflict with anti-apartheid groups, violence is fairly common. The white minority is currently in power, with all but two members of Congress being of ‘European’ ancestry. In short a South American South Africa, that is a bit behind the times. Do you have an IIWiki page?: Yes, though I have just started it. https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Westzeeland WRITING EXPERIENCE How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying? I have roleplayed previously in gaming and social groups, I would say that I am fairly good at it. How would you describe yourself? I am a Slightly Right leaning centrist, university student from England. RP/Writing samples (if available already): Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here? Yes, I do. NATIONSTATES Why do you want to join this region?: Though I have only started playing NationStates, I have researched deeply into finding a good group to call home. Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?: No. Do you have any prior experience on NationStates? Not much at all. If so, give a brief accounting of it. Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates World Assembly? Anything else?: Providing any falsified or deliberately misleading information will result in your application being rejected and your access to the forum revoked. By submitting this form, you are indicating that you agree to abide by the community and RP rules of this community. Any breach thereof may result in disciplinary action including but not limited to revoking of forum posting rights, banning from the forum, removal of regional citizenship, and ejection from the region.
1 pointJulia accepted the gift of the spice but wasn't really sure what the diplomatic thing to do with it was, should she taste some now but then what if it the maghical properties it proclaimed were real and somehow it triggered a change in her during these sessions. What on the other hands if she hated the taste and spat it out, would that be an insult to the guests. She considered her approach for a while and then simply determined the best course of action was to say "Thank you for the kind gift. I am sure that our own Oracle will be interested to discover what this spice is like when next I meet with her." She figured diverting the responsibility onto the head of her faith was a more tactful response. She listened carefully to the description of the Bene Gesserit faith by her guests, a lot of it she had read herself but hearing it direct from the followers, and in this case the inner circle, of the faith made things much clearer. It was in Julia's mind a faith based around fear of what was coming as well as a hope in that evil could be avoided and in someway she admired that. Practical solutions to a challenging problem. "My own duty within our faith is more of that of a policeman, keeping a watchful eye on its security from threats outside of it and inside of it, sadly as of late it has been the threat of those within the faith that I have had to worry about. While I have the Oracle to guide me in my decision making, in the path my own soul takes I have the duty that those advising my subjects are as pure as they claim we should be. Historically speaking its been a mainly traditional role, sadly it seems that many in the faith have used our nations devotion to it and my Mother's illness to take advantage of the power it has in our society. It's something I'm keen to ensure doesn't ever happen again. As such I would not consider myself like your Reverend Mother, while the Elementium faith guides my thoughts and actions I am not what I would consider tied to its doctrine as a way of leading our nation. I suspect this is something your Reverend Mother has to consider more than I do. In many ways our nations faith and our nations government are two separate entities but ones that are closely related." "Perhaps we should set out where we both would like this meeting to head and then once we have an agenda a time for each of us to reflect might be an idea. While we are doing that we can go and meet the new Oracle who I know will be much better placed to answer your questions regarding our faith."