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    Morheim
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    Queen Julia The Younger
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  1. Morheim

    A Voyage Towards the Present

    1961, Centre of the Adlantic Ocean, The Kraken The crew onboard the Majestic had risen with the sun, no sooner had it poked its first shaft of gold over the horizon the crew where on deck. It was routine that they'd gone through many times in the past few weeks but today there was a sense of expectation and nervousness in the air. The Kraken was a vessel that had developed over many years of gaining experience, it at first glance looked like a small submarine save for the bulbous sphere at the bottom. It was this sphere that would keep its two man crew of Phillipe Jancker and Raynard Holer safe, at least that was the plan. No one had ever gone as deep as they planned to today, and the 5inch thick metal walls at least theoretically would keep them alive. Add to that the intricate system of rebreathers, air tanks, scrubbers and buoyancy tanks and that made The Kraken one of the most sophisticated vessels the Morheim Royal Dockyards had ever made. It took most of the Morning to check and recheck the vessel until eventually at around 11am Phillipe and Raynard squeezed themselves into the pressure chamber. A hiss indicated that they were now sealed in and a tiny little viewing hole was their only way to see the outside world, A face appeared before it, the chief engineer Henri Savine, he smiled gave them a thumbs up and when he saw it returned waved them farewell. The sub was placed gently in the water and with a few twists of dials and flicks of switches the descent began. There was the obvious clinks and clatters as the sub made its way down, all the time the pair watching the needle of the instruments. They knew deep down that should something go wrong they'd die, but this was science and was worth the risk in their eyes. Man had been trying to conquer space for a while now and no-one had dared attempt what they were doing today. Almost five hours later they felt the vessel hit the bottom and they both breathed a sigh of relief, for the last thirty minutes there had been ominous knocks and bangs. The plexiglass window had even cracked an outer pane shaking the whole vessel and making each man nervously grasp something expecting an impending death, but the pane had held back the water and now through the tiny glass hole the glow of their subs light illuminated the ocean floor some 10,916meters below the waves. The men shook hands, it had worked, despite the cold temperature inside they felt a warmth of achievement wash over them. They checked their air supplies and then out of habit radioed in, they laughed about their attempt realising it was worthless, but then 14 seconds after their attempt a voice came back from the surface. In the background they could hear the crews cheers at the news of success, although Phillipe and Raynard may have been the crew this had been a task years in the making that had seen hundreds involved. They sat for a while watching the outside world wondering what life they'd see if any, eventually a few flat fish emerged in the gloom, they looked like small sole and flounder but the thickness of the window meant it was hard to tell, it did however prove life could exist at these depths and that was a discovery in itself. It was time, Raynard released some of the ballast the ship began its ascent back through the gloom and into the surface world. They sat nervously once more through all the clinks, clangs and bangs as the 3hour and 15 minute ascent began, and then finally they broke the surface. They heard clanging as the crews rescue divers clambered onboard to fix the hooks that would swing them back onto deck. The hatch popped open and Henri was there his big bear paw like hand reaching down into the narrow space and shaking both of their hands. He clambered back up one of the lifting chains as nimble as a monkey and leapt onto the deck. The Kraken was lifted and gently placed on the deck and the two men helped out, it felt strange being back on the deck and the cramped confines of the ship meant it took some time to shake out the stiffness of limbs, the Champagne being handed around helped. Other nations may look to the stars but Morheim had just taken a look at the deeps and in the eyes of Raynard and Phillipe that was every bit as special.
  2. Morheim

    A Voyage of Discovery - Open

    The Royal Scientific Institutes Head of Ocean Studies, Dr. Katarina Maydorft stood on the quay side looking at the vessel, the final touches were being put together but she could already see the shape of it. The ship stood like a giant sail poking through the waves that gently buffeted it. Beneath the waves she knew that much more of the vessel existed, a perfectly designed ship to allow her and those recruited from across the globe to observe the ocean depths. It was a unique project and she couldn't wait to welcome those willing to join her. She made her way to her office and pulled out a folder of personnel files telling her about the crew. She'd meet them all in a weeks time when the ship's grand unveiling was carried out by her nations own Queen, a ceremony that was exciting her. OOC - So I essentially plan a wander around the world looking at weird fish and stuff. Chance for a bit of a character driven RP. Everyone welcome. Name:- Nationality:- Age:- Qualifications Relevent to Expedition:- Experience Relevent to Expedition:- What can you add to our voyage:- Why do you wish to join our team:-
  3. Morheim

    Expansion: Derthalen

    Don't have any issues
  4. Morheim

    UENA Nations League

    Morheim has a fine semi-professional football league but I'm happy being the Faroe Isles of the UENA if possible.
  5. Morheim

    The Morheim Crown Chronicle

    QUEEN SUCCEEDS IN FIRST INTERNATIONAL TREATY Moments ago Queen Julia the Younger signed the Treaty for Cultural and Historical Exchange, the first international treaty to be created in Morheim. The 20 year old monarch fully assumed her duties around six months ago following the abdication of her Mother on health grounds. The nature of the treaty is to ensure the preservation and study of historical sites and artefacts across the globe, and support other nations in their endeavours, hopefully leading to more cultural understanding between nations. The contents of the first attempt by the Queen to forge a treaty shouldn't be a surprise as she is completing the study of her combined History and Archaeology degree on a part time basis. The treaty will enable Morheim scholars to visit sites globally, as well as host visiting exhibitions from partners across the world. The signing ceremony which is still underway was held in the plaza outside the Royal Palace in Thale and was well attended by the media, scholars and invited guests. The Queen gave a short speech before signing the document, so far the ceremony has seen @Kaitaine and @Derthalen add their signatures and it is hoped many other nations will in the moments that follow. The Queen did however present an interesting spectacle, the 20 year old is rather fashion conscious and opted to wear a suit, shirt and tie for the signing, something that has become a trademark, normally these are immaculately made and it is well known the Queen has staff check the state of them before appearing in public. This time however there was a large white mark on the sleeve, leading many experts to think the negotiations for the treaty must have been only just completed before the signing meaning Queen Julia had no chance to change before hand.
  6. Morheim

    Protecting the Past, Securing the Future

    Queen Julia took her guests into one of the Palace's lounges, it was full of old books which hardly ever left the shelves and two giant tapestries hung on the wall. Various members of the Palace staff popped in and out bringing either trays of goodies, pots of tea and speaking to the Queen about the arrangements being made. Outside in the giant plaza that fronted the Palace a long narrow table was being set up, each of the nations represented here. In front of the table rows of seats had been set up to allow the media and various invited guests. On the front steps of the Palace a harpist was tuning up preparing to provide some background to the event about to take place. As the sun began its downward descent it was time for the signing ceremony. One of the young Queen's staff entered the room and spoke loudly, "Your Majesty, esteemed guests, we are ready for the signing ceremony." With that the Queen stood and held the door for the others before following them back through the corridors. As she made her way out the front door of the Palace and past the harpist she noted how the spectators stood respectfully, Julia nodded her thanks and then made her way to the seat behind the Morheim flag. The others had been seated and the Queen checked the microphones were on before addressing the media. "Today we will see the formation of the TCHE, Treaty for Cultural and Historical Exchange. It will be the first undertaking of its type, a chance for mankind to work together side by side to expand our knowledge of the past. It is through better understanding of where we came from that we may break down barriers between nations. I look forward to working with those sat beside me today in ensuring the success of this endeavour." With that she sat down and picked up the pen that sat in front of her positioned on a thick creamy piece of paper. Along with the others she picked up the pen and signed her name before handing the document to her left, meanwhile an aide took the parchment from the far left individual and walked it back to the far end, a rotation of the copies of the treaty would see each able to take their own copy home. Julia leaned back in her chair pleased with how things had gone. OOC- Anyone feel free to sign
  7. Morheim

    Protecting the Past, Securing the Future

    Queen Julia was running a mixture of feelings, it seemed that her treaty had largely meet with approval of those who attended, but that was the problem, what Julia had hoped would become a beacon for international co-operation was a little light on the ground, all that could be hoped for now was more nations would join later down the line. The young Queen shuffled her papers as she though for a moment, "Having taken on board the comments of those around the table I think we have an agreement." She tapped a button and on the projector screen a new copy of the treaty appeared. "If people are happy with that then we can arrange a signing ceremony of sorts later this evening." OOC- Unless stated otherwise I'll set up a signing ceremony Monday or Tuesday
  8. Morheim

    The Morheim Crown Chronicle

    ISLE OF LAREN TO BECOME WILDLIFE SANCTUARY The Isle of Laren which lies off the Southern coast of Morheim is set to become a massive wildlife sanctuary. The island which is considered sacred to members of the Elementium faith is to ban hunting, fishing and capturing of wild animals. It is hoped that the protection will help Morheim fish stocks as well as create tourism on the island which is home to 1000 people. Legend tells that the island was the first land created when the Four Gods came together and that all living creatures originated either on its land or in it's seas. The move has been pushed for by the islanders for the last five years and Queen Julia, as head of the Elementium faith, has agreed. There can now be no fishing within 1 mile of the island, something experts say will help replenish fish stocks in the area as the islands rocky shores will provide a safe haven for young fish to grow up. The island is also home to a massive Deer population, some of which have been traditionally hunted for their meat. This practice too will stop on the island, except for once a year when vetenery experts will assess the island herd and cull any numbers above that which can be supported, something one expert said is "highly unlikely". The Island is due to be visited by the Queen in the coming days as she inspects the repair to the Island's Temple which had its roof damaged in a storm around 6 months ago. The 700 year old Temple is the oldest still in use in the nation.
  9. Morheim

    Queendom of Morheim

    THE 1st LIGHT SCOUTS The 1st Light Scouts are the nations elite military unit and do not permit anyone to join directly. They have a rigourous selection and training procedure. The 1st Light Scouts is made up of around 800 Scouts. To become a Scout you must first serve at least 5 years in the military and then pass an intensive 31 week training and selection period. After that any member of the unit can veto your entry by placing your name on the base doors. Once enlisted in the unit you are on probation for 12 months. SELECTION PROCESS Stage 1 - Application A potential Scout must have served a minimum of five years in any branch of the military. To apply they must receive a nomination from two officers and then pass an interview with a Scout NCO. After the initial NCO interview the candidate undergoes various aptitude tests and psychological profiling. Stage 2 - Scout Orientation (1week) Candidates are required to make their way to the units HQ where the course takes place. Candidates undertake a map and compass test, a swimming test, a first aid test and a combat fitness test. Each day features a "Sergeants Adventure" which is some form of adapted run, such as combat run from an unknown location back to HQ. Each day sees distances, weights carried and difficulty of terrain increase. Stage 3 - Fitness and Navigation (4 weeks) This section starts with basic fitness tests, a 2.4km run to be completed in under 9mins30 seconds, followed immediatly by 45 press ups and 55 sit ups to be completed in two minutes each. Each week follows a "Trial" at the end. These are tests designed to see a candidates progress and time limits vary dependent on local conditions. Week 1 - 15km run complete with kit Week 2 - The Figure of 8. A 24km march to be completed while reading a map and carrying 18kg rucksack, 5kg rifle and each Scout must be in possession of a litre of water when they finish. Week 3 -Endurance - Using a hand sketched map the Scout must cover 35km carrying 18kg of kit, 5kg rifle and radio. They must navigate from RV to RV meeting an instructor at each stage. Week 4 - The Long Drag - A 65km navigated route march to be completed in around 20 hours. Candidates must use map and compass to navigate between memorised Grid References where a NCO is waiting. The Scouts rucksack must weigh 25kg upon completion and a standard issue rifle must be carried. Stage 4 - Initial Continuation Training (14 weeks) This consists of detailed and realistic training in weapon handling, vehicle handling, demolitions and small unit patrol tactics. The candidates are assessed each day and any failing to make progress return to their unit immediately. Stage 5 - Alpine Training (6 weeks) Alpine training is usually carried out in the icey Alps with candidates allocated to a four man patrol, each patrol supervised by a serving Scout NCO. Cold and rain are persistent, potentially demoralising the candidate, and skin contusions, frost bit, hypothermia and blisters must be cared for due to the risk of infection. Training includes winter survival, patrol techniques, navigation, ski handling, camp and observation post techniques, contact drills and medicine. The final test encompasses these skills, where all things that have been learned must be applied correctly in a tactical environment. Any candidate thought not to be making progress is returned to their unit. Stage 6 - S.E.R.E Skills(survive, escape, resist, exfil) (5 weeks) Using skills learned so far the potential Scout receives detailed training in Survival skills, Escape and evasion, resistance to capture and exfiltration. Any candidate thought not to be making progress is returned to their unit. Week four see's Scouts given ill fitting 1960's equipment and a hand drawn map. They are to evade capture while travelling between checkpoints with a Hunter force chasing them. Once caught or upon reaching the final checkpoint they are "captured", often realistically, and taken to the Army's interegation centre. There they undertake a week of interegation where giving anything other than "Name, Rank, Number, Date of Birth and "Sorry I can't answer that question" " results in a fail. Candidates are exposed to sleep deprivation, extreme heat and cold, starvation, dehydration and other forms of mental torture. Stage 7 - War Games (1week) Potential Scouts are attached to a patrol preparing for deployment to a live theatre. Here the recruit experiences day to day life as a Scout and is expected to be able to integrate within a patrol. The exact nature of this stage depends very much on the operational deployment of the patrol. The NCO of the patrol may return the candidate to their unit at any time. Final Parade During the final parade candidates who have passed so far are placed on parade with the whole of the unit that is not deployed. During the parade they are presented with their Blue and white Beret unless a serving member of the Scout's veto's their entrance to the Unit. Probation (12months) During this time the Scout serves as a member of the 1st Light Scouts, upon completion of the Probation period the patrol they have served on vote as to whether to give them their full blue beret. A majority decision is taken, if they vote to not present the full blue beret the Scout is returned to their original unit.
  10. Morheim

    Queendom of Morheim

    THE ARMY Headquarters:- Royal Palace Morheim Commanding Officer:- Field Marshall Hendrik Aarse Active Soldiers:- Approx 278,000 Reservists:- Approx 103,000 STANDARD ISSUE WEAPONRY Weapon Issued to Role AR8 - Longbow Front Line Infantry Assault Rifle AR7 - Javelin Non Front Line Units Assault Rifle (being withdrawn) SMG8 Crossbow Vehicle Crews Sub Machine Gun HG5 Kern All Troops Handgun SR-8 Firebolt Snipers Sniper Rifle GPMG 3 Stormer Squad Issue Light Machine Gun MM3- Watchman Designated Marksman Marksman Rifle Hawk MANPADS Squad Issue MANPADS Bear ATW Squad Issue ATW COMBAT VEHICLES Vehicle Role No.in Service Ratan MBT Main Battle Tank 400 Lion ATMC Anti Tank System 300 Rogue Armoured Fighting Vehicle 220 Stalker Armoured Fighting Vehicle 670 Boxcar Armoured Personnel Carrier 1100 Cheetah Armoured Personnel Carrier 650 Squirral Armoured Recce Vehicle 330 Rhino Infantry Mobility Vehicle 150 Swiftfoot Infantry Mobility Vehicle 65 Surefoot Infantry Mobility Vehicle 35 Tusker Infantry Mobility Vehicle 2800 Wasp SPH Self Propelled Howitzer 120 Hornet SPH Self Propelled Howitzer 80 Firebrand Towed Howitzer 110 Ballista Multiple Launch Rocket System 60 Spear Point Medium to Long Range ABM/SAM 25 Shield Wall C-RAM 30 Starstrike Mobile SAM 35 Alligator Attack Helicopter 50 IN SERVICE BUT CLASSIFIED Vehicle Role No.in Service X8 Guided Missile Carrier 35 X11 Unmanned ground vehicle 100 LSV Commando Strike Vehicle 100 Multi X short range surface-to-air and anti-tank platform 10 Air X Commando Air Vehicle 25
  11. Morheim

    A New Mother

    Queen Julia was nervous, this was her first real overseas visit as a Head of State and she was unsure what was going to happen. She remembered speaking with her mother when she was younger about some of her visits and they had always been rather simple affairs, fly into somewhere, pose for photos, shake some hands, then do your best to be nice to your hosts in the hopes that it'd give you and the people of Morheim a new opportunity or something. This was however different by the end of today she would be witnessing the birth of a new Head of State as well as a Head of a religion. Julia had tried her best to find out about the faith when she first had the invitation and had made a visit to her old tutor at Royal Thale University, he'd been an expert in religious history and if anyone could give her some insight into this foreign faith it would be him, but even he was struggling to give her any concrete answers, what he did do though was introduce her to a student called Jessica Meakin, a 21 year old Undergraduate who just so happened to be a member of the Bene Gesserit's Missionara Protectiva. Julia had invited the Kaitainite to the Palace and enjoyed hearing about this faith, it seemed strange that such a structured religion could have developed while having no real orthodoxy in its teachings. Julia had tried to make the most of every insight she'd been given and had even considered inviting Jessica along as some kind of cultural adviser but then considered it may be bad form taking one of their own people along as her staff. Instead she had selected to bring along one of her old school friends, the eldest daughter of the Duke of Ruddesheim, Charlotte Brandel. The pair had been classmates all the way through grammar school and Charlotte had then gone off to join the Air Force as a fighter pilot, or that had been the aim until she'd been diagnosed as having low blood pressure and as such found herself now flying helicopters, Julia still saw Charlotte as a kind of sounding board for things and so had relished the chance to have the Pilot Officer with her. As their aircraft touched down Julia checked her appearance in one of the state rooms onboard, she selected a black tie with thin yellow diagonal stripes and checked the note and length ensuring it touched the top of her belt buckle perfectly. She slipped the black suit jacket on and returned to the cabin just in time to see the aircraft's door open. Charlotte stood aside holding Julia's briefcase, for the purpose of appearences Charlotte would be filling in as the Queen's aide for this visit and so followed her monarch down the short flight of four steps and onto the tarmac of Kaitaine. Julia heard the Morheim national anthem begin and stopped still placing her hand on her heart with her thumb tucked in, a sign of her Elementium faith, beside her Charlotte held a salute, no doubt the press would be somewhere taking their photo and Julia new back home the importance of patriotism. The music faded and she strode forward with her "aide" beside her, the large military turn out looked impressive and Julia extended a hand towards Duke Niklaus as she approached, she had learned the faces of the Holy Houses and smiled saying, "Duke Niklaus, thank you for such a warm welcome"
  12. Morheim

    Protecting the Past, Securing the Future

    OOC - I'm assuming anyone who is interested has actually arrived. Queen Julia glanced around the large hollow square of tables that had been arranged, each nation had been provided with seats for their representatives, each had been provided with a black leather folder, their own flag embossed on the front, inside a copy of the draft treaty that Julia had written along with a few advisers. She gripped the edge of the table and stood up, keeping her self focused by the tight grip on the table, she could feel her legs wobble a little as it was the first time she'd spoke to dignatries outside of her nation. "Good morning" She began clearing her throat first with a cough. "I'd like to thank you all for agreeing to come, I know in the past Morheim has been a mere passenger in global affairs, content to watch events from the sidelines, refusing to take sides and happy to keep ourselves to ourselves. These things can not be allowed to continue, we are not a people with Imperialist dreams, nor do we wish to seek to control the world, what we wish is to be partners in greatness, we are a nation that values education, science, culture and loves our traditions. That is not to say we do not appreciate the culture and traditions of others, just we need to open ourselves to it. With that in mind I hope others will share our vision and join with us to create this new global organisation. I know many of you will have read the draft treaty, and I wish to reassure you that it is exactly that, a draft, I therefore open the floor to suggestions." She sat down breathing a sigh of relief as she did so.
  13. Morheim

    Protecting the Past, Securing the Future

    Queen Julia was pleased to welcome the next few delegations, things were going far better than she had hoped, and letters from various others indicated that more were to follow. She settled down on a sofa in the lounge having introduced the delegates from Fleur de Lys and the Sunset Sea Islands to those already arrived she poured herself a coffee and took a seat. She was unsure how to proceed, for some reason she'd imagined that they'd all just somehow magically arrive at the conference table next door and things would begin, she hadn't realised the arrivals would be so spread out. She took a sip of her coffee, it was far too warm and her tongue was burnt by the dark liquid, she wished she'd added some milk now to at least take away the burning edge of the coffee. She did her best to not react and calmly placed the cup and saucer back on the coffee table that sat between the horseshoe of sofas , "I must say I'm excited to begin these talks, not only is it a first for our nation to host such an event, but its my first real royal event, I figure if your going to do it, then better go big yes?" she asked rhetorically realising she may sound a little unsure of herself. That wasn't the case at all, it was just that she knew so much rested on this, the first impression of her nation for one. She sat for a moment or two thinking what she should do and praying to the four Gods that someone would come and tell her that everyone was here and they could begin, her mind had been over and over her opening remarks for an hour or so by now and she just wanted to get it out of her. "I'm hopeful today will be positive, I know my people here are looking forward to meeting many of the worlds folk and sharing with them our history, and likewise visiting many interesting new places. If i was to visit what should be the first thing to see in your homelands?" She figured getting them to talk about their homes would be a good way of passing the time.
  14. Morheim

    An offer to Gallambria

    To the Government of @Gallambria While I am only to aware that in the past our nation has remained silent following incidents on the international stage I can not allow this to continue. We feel that if we are to be a part of the wider international community we must act in a responsible and friendly manner towards all nations. With this in mind let me first extend our nations condolences following the loss of life caused by the recent Earthquake. Such tragedies are ones that we feel we must offer support for and we believe we stand in a position to do so. Our nation has an island community off our coast who sadly regularly experience flooding. As a way of attempting to support this group we have stockpiled supplies of water, non-perishable food, medical supplies, generators and many other items that we believe would be useful. If you believe that these supplies could be of support in your time of need we can arrange for them to be flown to your nation within the next 24 hours. We would furthermore ask if there are other ways in which we can support your people at this time, such as sending medical teams, engineering equipment and the like. As a nation we send our best wishes for you and your people during this difficult time. Best Regards Queen Julia of Morheim.
  15. Morheim

    The Morheim Crown Chronicle

    QUEEN TO OFFER EMERGENCY FLOOD SUPPLIES TO GALLAMBRIA[/center] In an announcement this morning Queen Julia the Younger announced that it is her intention to have the government offer the nation of Gallambria, who have recently experienced an Earthquake. The nation keeps a warehouse of bottled water, non-perishable food stuffs, generators and various other emergency supplies in case the island community on Rokeveen or nearby coastal areas get flooded. The warehouse has not been used for around two years as new flood defences have yet to be challenged, leading some to say the Queen is sacrificing reserves that may yet be needed. This however was challenged by one of the National Emergency Response Team (NERT) who said, "Last time Rokeveen flooded we transported everything the population there would need for just over two weeks, we used around 35% of the stockpile that we have in place because this occurrence is so common people are prepared." The Queen explained her move saying, "Disasters like flooding we can predict and defend against, one's that Gallambria is experiencing we largely can't. For a long time we would have been content to sit and send them our condolences, perhaps a few people would have changed their Facebook status, or tweeted. Few would have done anything of any practical use and Morheim would have watched from a far. We have the resources ready to, not wave a magic wand and solve or their problems, but to at least try and make sure no one dies from things like cholera or starvation. Our faith teaches us to try and ensure balance exists, how can it exist when we have supplies for a disaster and we do nothing." The move was applauded by the Elementium faith, the leading Priestess saying. "Nature sends these disasters to test whether in the face of adversity will mankind join together as one. For too long we have spoken in our places of prayer about helping the needy, helping the starving and the poor. We do that but only on a national level, the Gods do not work nationally, they work throughout the Universe, and so our response to these issues must be placed where it is needed not where it is easiest." The Queen is expected to write a letter to the government of Gallambria formally offering this support in the coming hours.
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