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About Seylos

  • Birthday June 27

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    Seylos
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    King Aidan Redmond

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  1. Seylos

    SBC: Seylosian Brodcasting Corporation

    Outrage Again Over Mundus Liber Survey Unsurprisingly another wave of national outrage has hit the nation as the results of Mundus Liber's Freedom Survey has been released. The SBC caught up with some of the interviewees from last article to ask them how they felt. 56 year old John Havers was returning to work after dropping his son off for the second time at university, "Ah those Mundus people are at it again? Look I'll tell ye I'm tired of them judgin us like this. I go to work, where I get wonderful benefits and don't have a fear of getting fired for things out of my control, I go out with the lads to the pub where we don't have any police trying to arrest us or people tryin to put us down for the way we think and have a good time. When I'm done with that I go home to me lovely wife and spend time with her watchin the tele, which has anything you can want and the government doesn't have any of their greedy hands in. Watch the SBC get some good news that int propaganda. Me boy is off to uni, and he doesn't ave' to be afraid of who is he there or here or anywhere. They'll be teachin him some right good stuff over there and they do some proper free thinkin. And what? Seylos is behind some religious government that bans political parties, or some other place that lets people get tortured, or another place where you can become a f*ckin indentured servant? These people are right outta their minds. Yeah we got our problems, but I can tell yeah after readin about places that are supposedly better than us I'd rather be in Seylos than any other place." Our reporters then traveled back to Selbourne, where there were already protests over the survey. Outside of the Royal Palace, police lined the perimeter watching over the peaceful protest outside. In the protest our reporter caught up to 34 year old Mary Clevens who had her own ideas about the survey, "Oh yeah, I'm right f*ckin mad at these survey people. They just don't get us ya know? We got our self a king who's a good man and leadin us to better places. Who needs these arseholes to tell us how free we are!? As far as I'm concerned these Mundis-whatever survey people can kiss my arse." The King was currently not in Selbourne, but released a statement that again voice disagreement with the survey but also took time to remind people that "Mundus Liber does not represent the government of Mauridiviah directly in international affairs. This will not affect our working relationship with any of our allies."
  2. Ever wanted to get your OP war RP out but could just never do it due to those pesky mods? Well now you can! This RP will let us be as overpowered as possible and murder our opponents while their future tech spies teleport into our bases and blow them up. Hit us with ideas people.
  3. Seylos

    SBC: Seylosian Brodcasting Corporation

    Massive Regional Restructuring Announced In a shocking announcement, King Aidan announced a massive series of regional reforms that will begin taking place in the nation in the near future. For the majority of Seylos's history elections have only ever been held on the local level, with regional governance dictated to mostly to the nobility. However after the events of the coup attempt by the former Prince Henry, it appears reforms to this system have finally arrived. For many years the powers of the nobility have waned, as the monarchy has assumed more control over the government as a whole. Now with some powerful nobles disappearing with the exiled prince it seems the last bit of opposition in the way of total reform has been pushed out of the way. "We've been very fortunate in how lucky Seylos has been when it has come to the monarchy. With the exceptions of King Aidan's father most monarchs have been seen as generally competent administrators who have looked after the country, " said Professor Miles Jameson from the University of Norfolk when interviewed on the new situation, "In fact the system of selecting an heir has only ever been a tradition for kings, never for the nobility. The system supporting the nobles has been rotting underneath it for the past hundred years, and it's only ever been on the direct intervention of the monarchy that disaster after disaster has been averted. However during the reign of King Stuart these problems began to boil over due to what most people would perceive to be his poor stewardship. Many believe the nobility could reassert their dominant position again if Henry were to take the throne, however the severely underestimated how much the Seylosian people simply didn't like them." In fact these reforms couldn't come any sooner as many counties and duchies have had to come under the direct control of the crown government following administrative issues. "The fact is, the monarchy cannot be everywhere all the time hovering over the people, nor should it," King Aidan stated during his televised speech. "Our nation will fall into a crises difficult to get out of unless the situation changes this instant. In my capacity as King of Seylos, I've ordered the creation of an election commission for each administrative county in Seylos. These commissions will begin the process of organizing this new election process and in short time run the elections under the authority of the crown. I sincerely believe that this step into a more involved democratic process will strengthen Seylos more than we can imagine and bring our country into a brighter future." After the speech unnamed sources within the government spoke of even further changes to national governance which have yet to be fully formed. It appears the age of nobility in Seylos is starting to come to an end.
  4. Seylos

    Monarch

    Two Days Later Chao stepped out of the truck that had spent the better part of the day taking her and her troops to the largest city on the island. Around ten thousand people lived in the 'city', she was seriously underwhelmed. Most of the structures in the city were single story, the largest of which were the local government building clocking in at a staggering three stories at their height. But at least to hear that mean that their resources were limited at best. She doubted their presence would be questioned, in fact their group had run into an unfortunate group of bandits on the way to the city which they quickly dispatched of. She was surprised people even resorted to banditry in such a poor place. But the rest of their trip had been uneventful, and upon arriving they were greeted by a native who had connections to the Iverican intelligence services. Chao approached the man, "I assume they have been prepared for out arrival?" The nervous man approached, "I told them what was conveyed to me, but they demand to talk more..." Chao shoved him out of the way and motioned to several of her men, "Christ, we will take care of this ourselves. With me" Chao and her group burst through the doors of the main government building, where a few surprised guards were waiting hurriedly trying to raise their old rifles. Frustratingly she had been given strict orders to not kill anyone, though she thought it would make a bigger impact. She and her troops immediately opened fire shooting the unfortunate guards in their extremities causing them all to be thrown on the ground from the impact of the shots. She and her troops strode by, beating the remaining conscious guards into submission quickly as they went by. Outside she heard the pops of gunfire, no doubt the city's militiamen trying to retaliate against their intrusion. She of course had no doubt that her own forces could easily repel them. After a minute, her and her soldiers had forced their way into what she assumed was the council chambers of the the building, "Councillors, I'm so glad you could see us. Though I suggest you get new security guards." One of the councilors stood up, looking enraged, "How dare you..." Chao held up her hand to stop her accompanying troops from shooting him, and glared at him pointing her hand towards his seat. The man stopped, looking at the armed men and women in the back of the room and slowly sat down. She took an empty seat near the front of the room, "Well, I'm glad we are all ok with us being here. I have a few requests, and a few presents." From her pack, she produced several files and shoved them into the middle of the conference table. Slowly each one of the representatives grabbed the one addressed to them and opened it. Each one had been specially prepared by the Iverican intelligence services for each individual member of the council. Some were receiving simply bribes, doing nothing of note to warrant blackmail, other though were receiving the news that the world would learn everything they were hoping to be a secret. Around the table a series of smiles and frowns emerged. Each exactly what Chao wanted. "What we need from you is in each of your folders, and as well what the nation of Iverica expects from you. As future friends"
  5. Michelle Yeoh as Commander Chao Yazhu
  6. Seylos

    Monarch

    Several Weeks Earlier By the time their cargo ships had arrived their Iverican contacts had setup some sort of small makeshift dock area. It was sufficient enough for the smaller vessels from the ships to transport cargo down over time. This particular area of the island, had no population at all. In fact it was relatively unpopulated, barely even a fifty thousand people lived on the entire island. Henry was fairly was thoroughly unimpressed, more people lived in a square mile in Selbourne than lived in the whole place. Though the island itself was the most habitable place, the coastal areas were almost like paradise, untouched by large scale habitation. And this particular bay they were landing in was perfect to build a new military settlement in, flat and somewhat open. The first few days into their arrival a small tent city had sprouted up. Henry had brought with him around three hundred people half mercenaries and half wealthy supporters. But close behind them were workers hired from various Iverican companies to begin the construction process and to ferry in additional supplies. He was still nervous though, any attack would catch them off guard, and only one Seylosian patrol ship had been captured in the entire coup, and that was only because the majority of its crew was on furlough while it was getting some repairs. Still though, despite being slightly nervous about his position he was positive Aidan hadn't been able to track him to this area, and the natives would pose no trouble. Not only did they not realize they had landed yet, but whatever pathetic militia they had wouldn't pose any threat to his well trained mercenary core. He was in his command tent when his top mercenary commander stepped in, "Sir, you wanted to see me?" Henry turned to look at him, "Ah Commander Chao, I'm glad you're hear. I have a mission for you." Commander Chao Yazhu had been with Henry since the coup attempt in Seylos, it was her advice that had led for the best of their troops to evacuate early when the tides had begun to turn. She had once been with some of the rebel groups in Fulgistan, but she had the forsight to leave such a hopeless cause, and found another calling. Mercenary work with the exile Prince Henry. "Prince Henry, I'm at your disposal." Henry chuckled, "Oh Mrs. Chao, don't worry, you're one of the few people here who isn't someone I want to dispose of. I was impressed with your thinking before we left Seylos, and I know you can get any task done I set before you." He walked up to her and handed her a file, "These are a list of local 'politicians' that Iverican intelligence had handed us. I need them under control. Not even to rule this wretched rock, but enough to give us what we need. Money and this land. Iverica will take care of the rest when they decide to integrate this island. The rest of your orders are inside" Yazhu snapped to attention, "Of course sir, it will be taken care of." As she turned to leave Henry chimed in one more time, "I think Henry will do Yazhu."
  7. Seylos

    Monarch

    Henry stepped out of his large office onto the balcony overlooking the warm tropical island he had taken. Just south west of Iverica it was in a nice isolated place, but still close enough to critical areas to easily perform operations around the world. He had made sure to setup shop in the newest building that was in his new capital city. Or at least as he saw it. He had spent the past several weeks establishing his new organization away from the prying eyes of the world. The small amount of nobility that had followed him had a sufficient enough set of contacts to begin setting up a network of contracts around the globe. His best mercenaries had been evacuated quickly before the Seylosian military had caught up to them, sadly he lost more troops than he bargained for but the ones that were lost were expendable. His core was intact, and he was ready to expand again. For the moment the throne of Seylos was no longer his concern, this interesting little island was, as well as growing his income. After first settling in on the island, starting out with just a large collection of tents and cargo ships floating off the coast, he had begun the process of the takeover of the natives. Nothing drastic of course, he wasn't interested really too much in governing them but their monetary resources. He had used the Iverican intelligence services to target exactly who he needed to in order to gain as much control in the local government as possible. After a week or two of somewhat heavy handed leveraging, he acquired a massive grant of land free from habitation of the locals to build and develop his mercenary haven. Not to mention all the generous government 'grants" he pressured out of the terrified politicians here. From there he began his ambitious construction projects, lavish barracks, administration buildings, leisure facilities, it was all truly designed to be a military man's paradise. He wanted to be sure to attract the best soldiers he could to fill out his ranks, even if it dried up his funding in the short term. He had made sure to his his and his compatriot's identities behind a new private company, Monarch. A little on the nose, but he still felt he wanted to keep a certain regality around any organization he ran. Now his corporation was the power behind the throne on this island, keeping watch and making sure to get a cut. Not exactly the way he planned on all this, but one of the more efficient ways to regain the power he had lost. At least now had had some real soldiers under his command and it was a start, he was certain all the major powers of the world would be needing deniable ops and the money would begin flowing in in earnest. OOC: Henry is open for business friends. More to comeeee
  8. Seylos

    Seylos Factbook

    Map of Seylos Eire, Pleinmont, and Sark are not currently part of Seylos but will be part of expansion RP later.
  9. Seylos

    In Amongst the Enemy

    Captain Walsh was in his office when there was a knock on his door. He looked up from his paper, "Come in." An officer walked in and made a brief salute, "Captain, we've received a message from Admiral Forrest, thirty of the harriers that were committed to ground operations in Fulgistan are to be returned immediately. The Defiant has already been on route to Fulgistan and is close to the range where the fighters can return on their own power..." "What? Let me see that." Walsh stood up and crossed the room, making an imposing figure doing so. He grabbed the decrypted communique out of the officer's hands and read it for himself. He found himself nearly enraged reading the rest of the sheet. "Returning our jets for a fleet review? What the hell is the King thinking? He knows we need these for aerial support..." His voice dropped off as he suddenly began to realize. Those planes wouldn't just be taken away with no reason. Of course he could only speculate as to what was happening since a fleet review was custom when a new monarch had their coronation. But he knew King Aidan as a navy man himself wouldn't risk military operations like this unless there was a very good reason. "Is there any more to this?" "No sir, the public statement at the moment is that during such a fleet review the prestige of Seylos's carrier fleet would be diminished without the presence of its aircraft during such a fleet review." "Alright then leftenant, get our ground operation on the radio, we need to inform them of this change." "Aye sir" ------ Major Patrick Keaton had just gotten on the radio with the HMS Archangel and had to take a moment to keep his frustration in check. He left the command tent and looked out at the operation surrounding him. Already ten of the Harrier jets had arrived, sitting idle in an improvised landing field just a few hundred meters away, and were being tended to by their operating crews fighting off the harsher Fulgistani elements. Luckily no other operations had been disrupted and the aid teams had begun setting up quite the operation. His command tent was one of a few dozen scattered around ready to provide services when the need began. His small compliment of marines were actively patrolling the perimeter, but he anticipated no real issue since they had setup a fair distance from the front lines. Having a quick look to his side he could see his XO approaching him, Captain Benjamin Fox one of the special forces operators that had accompanied them to the region. "Major, some mixed news. Our people are back some from their last mission with the Fulgistanis. Mission was a success though we sustained a few injuries, one somewhat serious when some of the Fulgistani choppers went down. But all in all everyone seems to be in one piece. I'd say I feel a lot more comfortable if we could use our own helicopter assets for this." Major Keaton gestured at the fighters in the distance sounding a bit angrier than he intended when he replied, "Well what you see is what we get Fox." "Sir?" "Our other craft got the order to return back to Seylos for fleet review due to the coronation." Fox put his hand on his head, "Are you serious sir? Is something going on?" Keaton threw up his arms as he began to walk off towards the airfield, "I have no f*cking clue. Just go get our people sorted Captain."
  10. Seylos

    [OOC] In search for Adlantis

    Ah this is really cool, but Seylos in any way shape or form wouldn't have existed I'm not sure what I'd do. But if it was something pre-modern Indiana Jones style I'd 1 million % be down for it.
  11. Alright boys and girls let's discuss how blockades usually need water. How is this whole series of events going to go down?
  12. Seylos

    Request: Arab Republic of Sayf

    Hey there @Sayf I like the cultural idea of your nation, it certainly would make things more interesting around our regional area and always good to have more neighbors. However I do have one small concern that being your quite large starting GDP from your factbook off the bat. For that geographic region that would put you past even Iverica in terms of economic power and make your country a regional powerhouse especially with your population size. Is the Sayf economy built heavily off of oil products? Definitely interested in learning more about your country though, your location could set off a bunch of interesting RPs.
  13. Seylos

    Coronation Celebration

    OOC: Alright everyone, this is where it begins This might be a tad bit long but it's just so everyone has a solid standing of who is in attendance. Also I tried to keep the actual coronation brief so it's not super wild and amazing aha Inside the Royal Palace held a sprawling throne room, used mainly only for official functions and rarely for practicality. But today it would be the most important place in Seylos, with many eyes around the world looking upon it. Inside were already hundreds of attendees waiting for the main event to being. Lining the center aisle of the throne room were representatives of various members of the Seylosian military, standing as a form of honor guard. By the throne stood several upper members of the nobility, military flag officers, and the Lord High Steward who himself would be responsible for the crowning. At the entrance stood an older man, dressed in his formal regalia next to a small podium and microphone whose duty it was to announce those of importance who entered the hall. A deep bell tolled throughout the hall, sending the crowd into silence. The man at the microphone spoke up his voice filling the space, "It is now my honor to introduce our most esteemed guests from every corner of this fair Eurth." Quickly the members of the military flaking the central aisle snapped to attention facing inwards. "General Secretary Tomur Almas of the Worker's Republic of @Fulgistan, accompanied by his family, Deputy Secretary Bagabandi, and Secretary for Culture Bayanchur Tekin." "His Royal Highness King Albert II of the Kingdom of @Gallambria accompanied by his wife and Queen of Gallambria." "Noah Marshall, representative of the United States of @Prymont." "Prime Minister Theresa Tumbleweed of the Radiant Republic of the @Sunset Sea Islands." "Foorste Frauwe fan'es Ferantwortleik fane's Folk Dina Diva of the Unified @Variotan State." "His Royal Highness Grand Duke Vittorio Emanuele VI of the Grand Duchy of @Limonaia accompanied by the Ducal family." "Ministre des Affaires Diplomatiques et Commerciales François Richard of the Republic of @Fleur de Lys." "Caesar Augustus III of the Alexedrain Realm, Anax of the Adapton People, Imperator-Elect of the Foederati Imperium, Archon-Principal of the College of Principals, Theos-Ethereal of the High City, of the Grand Federal Imperium of @Adaptus." "Praetor Mathon Terix of the @Rihan Republic" "Minister of State Arthur Durand of the Democratic Republic of @Faramount." "Grand Duke Valentinian III of the Grand Duchy of @Pallamara." "Kouropalates Filipos Kommenos of the Megas Agios Basileia Arhomanion ( @Tagmatium Rules)." "Queen Nova Maxima Korvini of the Kingdom of @Cristina accompanied by the Royal House of Korvini and members of government." "And Princess Verania Aïl of the United Houses of @Astriedan." By the end of the introductions the more important guest had taken their seats in the front of the hall. Behind the now closed doors Aidan paced nervously waiting for his part to finally being. The small Royal procession taking a breather before the beginning of official ceremony. Dustin walked up to him and smiled, "Try not to be too nervous out there, if it makes you feel any better I'm not a famous entertainer or a person with a fancy title. I'm sure there will be more eyes on me the potential walking scandal." Aidan gave him a playful push, "Don't be ridiculous. Plus I also made you a Baron yesterday so you get to have at least the fancy title." Dustin was shocked, "You made me a Baron? A baron of where exactly?" "Well Im pretty sure it was Dunblane." Aidan replied pausing for a moment to think, "Yeah definitely Dunblane." Dustin barely held back his gasp, considering he was just made the lord of his hometown. He realized that Aidan most likely didn't understand how big of a deal this was to him, even if he was dating the soon to be king. Aidan took notice, "Are you alright?" Dustin just shrugged, "I uh, dinnae ken really. It's just a big deal." Aidan was about to respond when his mother, the Queen Mother Eleanora approached them both, "Come now Aidan, it's about to begin." Another bell tolled. It was time. Inside the throne room the man's voice again filled the space, "All rise for His Royal Highness Prince Aidan of House Redmond in attendance of his coronation to be made King of this bountiful Kingdom. The Prince will be accompanied by the Queen Mother Eleanora, Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret, and Lord Dustin Gareth of Dunblane. " The crowd inside stood up, most of the guests arching their heads trying to get a glimpse of the procession. Aidan had eschewed many of the over the top expenses of coronations past, such as his father's. But even in doing that he still couldn't help but take in the grandiose appearance of the throne room. He began to walk slowly through the door, dressed in his naval dress uniform, and down the central aisle. On his left his sister, his right his mother, and behind them Dustin walked with two members of the Royal Guard. After what seemed like hours he reached the edge of the steps to the throne, which had the Lord High Steward and the Archbishop of Selbourne on each side. There next to the Archbishop lay the crown, an impressive work of art lined is velvet and gold. Approached the front of the chair and stood waiting for the Lord High Steward to begin. The Lord High Steward spoke up, "May the prince kneel before the Throne of Seylos." Aidan got down on one knee and bowed his head slightly in front of the throne. The Archbishop held the throne in his hands gently and passed it to the Lord High Steward, who grasped either side picking it. The Steward walked over to Aidan, also carrying the Sword of State which had already been with him. "Aidan Redmond, do you proclaim the Royal Oath of Loyalty to this grand Kingdom for which you are to rule?" Aidan looked up and recited the oath that he had been memorizing for the past few days. After a few minutes he finally finished hoping he had gotten the whole thing correct. "By the powers given unto me by great nobility of Seylos, the people of Seylos, and by god himself, I proclaim you King Aidan Redmond." The Lord High Steward placed the crown on his head and turned to the assembled nobility standing nearby, "Sirs, I here present unto you King Aidan, your undoubted King! He has come to pledge in eternal service to this Kingdom, are you willing to do the same?" The crowd replied loudly, "God save King Aidan!" The Lord High Steward stood back towards Aidan, "Then rise Aidan Redmond, King of Seylos." Aidan turned and faced the assembled crowd, which burst into cheers, with much of the Seylosians present chanting 'God save the King' over and over. Aidan smiled and began to walk back down the aisle again. The procession beginning it's traditional ceremonial movements which he joined. By the end he was back out in the large courtyard which itself had a well maintained beach on it. He couldn't help but smile as he saw several ships from the Royal Navy standing by just off the coast most importantly the HMS Defiant which had just come back from Fulgistan. Behind him he could see the royal guests begin to file out of the palace into the courtyard for the beginning of what he was hoping to be a legendary afterparty.
  14. I suppose I'm going with actor George Mackay as King Aidan Redmond
  15. Seylos

    In Amongst the Enemy

    For the past few days the HMS Defiant and her accompanying escorts had been on course to the Fulgistani city of Wulumuqi. They had rendezvoused with a smaller group of ships, mainly cargo vessels, containing supplies bound for both the front lines and as aid resources for the population displaced by the fighting in southwestern @Fulgistan. The Defiant has been pulled off of anti-piracy duties to contribute its aircraft to Fulgistan's upcoming push into the rebel held territories, as well as to deliver a compliment of marines to protect the aid workers that would be sent in, and a several special forces teams to be sent in for reconnaissance and surgical strike missions. Of course once these were delivered, the Defiant and some of its escorts would turn around and make way back to Norfolk in Seylos as the carrier would no longer be needed until much later to retrieve the twenty Harrier aircraft and personnel it had left behind. However two ships would remain off the coast of Wulumuqi in order to provide long range support if needed, the guided missile cruisers Archangel and Superior. The ships had just the range necessary for missile strikes guided in by their special forces teams on the ground if necessary. Seylos's involvement would mainly extended to aerial and recon support and the Royal Marines had no intention, at least for the moment, to move their small compliment to fight on the front lines. Onboard the cruiser HMS Archangel, Captain Darragh Walsh was in command of the entire mission to Fulgistan, including the Seylosion ground forces and aid personnel that were involved. Standing on the bridge he took a moment to gaze out at the approaching city coast, then turned around and made his way to the communications officer in the back, "Ensign signal the harbourmaster in the port at Wulumuqi that we will be arriving on schedule and will be needing both our cargo ships to be docked immediately. Then do your best to get our Fulgistani military contact on call, we've been having trouble getting a meeting longer than a few minutes with them, I want to make sure this is all coordinated smoothly." The ensign looked up and nodded, "Aye sir." Captain Walsh looked back out the front windows of the bridge and wondered to himself if any of this was going to go smoothly. He doubted it.
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