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    King Aidan Redmond

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  1. There's media, just in the bigger cities. And mostly dominated by their geographically closest neighbors.
  2. The Tadhg Brewery Group has identified multiple areas on Bulgenstazi land appropriate for the farming and cultivation of hops that is currently available. Tadhg would like to develop this land further for farming hops as well as constructing the necessary infrastructure required for export. Tadhg has also identified property locations in Khenkourt that are suitable for a processing plant that will prepare the hops for transport. Our group estimates this will require around 500 Bulgenstazi workers in both farming and processing roles. We believe that around 20 management employees from Seylos will be required for this endeavor with the rest of the management workforce hired from Bulgenstaz. In accordance with the Royal Ethical Foreign Production Tax Scheme (REFPT), no Bulgenstazi employee of the Tadhg Brewery Group will make below the Seylosian national minimum wage, which is 10 Seylosian Pounds per hour, and shall not exceed weekly work of 60 hours, except in cases of paid overtime. Farming and environment standards will be in accordance with what is required from the REFPT. These regulations are similar to those set for domestic farming production in Seylos. These standards will be followed, unless Bulgenstaz has requirements that exceed those set forth by the REFPT We hope soon to be in continued contact with the Bulgenstaz government for the joint endeavor. - Stewart Iain, President/CEO Tadhg Brewery Group
  3. So the OOC thread is here and I'm going to take my time here to explain exactly what I'd want to happen. What is Ceris? Ceris is the large island west of the island of Seylos and south of Derthalen. It's a complicated placed populated by a variety of nations and peoples. It's defining features are that of a poor and unstable place with frequent conflict between these nations. It is also home to the Ceriser culture, a rugged group of people formed long ago after Anglish, Alban, Cymrian, and Germanic cultures intertwined while settling the land. Below the surface, a forgotten threat has already begun to sink its teeth into the societies of Ceris. Who Are the Sentists? The Sentists were a radical cult formed over a year ago and made their appearance in the Dolch See Halloween RP. The nations of @Seylos, @Fulgistan, and Adaptus engaged with the mysterious seafaring pirates on the open ocean only for them to disappear again. The only thing known of their faith is that they greatly desire to send a message to their diety, whatever that message may be. They've already infested parts of Ceris and have started to sow chaos, though their involvement isn't strictly known just yet. A Look at Ceris Above I've numbered every territory that could make an appearance in RP's about Ceris. Of course not every one of them needs to make it into the RP or be mentioned at all, but their possibilities are there. I've assembled a Google Doc giving a brief description of each country and what it may be like at the onset of the RP. Click Here To Look At It (For the moment ignore numbers 26-31. They are only there if we need them in the future) How do I join? Won't this cause war with Seylos if I get involved? The majority of the island is of the Ceriser culture, and while distantly related to the main Seylosian cultures, relations between Seylos and these Ceriser countries has been sour. So don't worry! Seylos isn't going to throw a fit (in the beginning at least) over your involvement. As for how to get involved, you can get involved any way you see fit! With the exception of countries that have very xenophobic views almost all of them will accept help in whatever form from a country willing to offer it. These nations are on the brink of collapse and social upheaval and in general are very weak. Once your merry band of adventurers (no matter how big that group is ) gets into Ceris they will have free enough reign to move on with your bit in the story. Just don't forget you may get into conflict with another player's vision for that land. How will the story progress? Through myself. I will be making core story posts for Seylos's own adventure in Ceris and my posts will contain the major events that can effect everyone in the RP simultaneously. However don't let this slow you down, you can effect the world too without my posts. So if you're interested or have any questions that I can clear up go ahead and make a post. This is a very open ended RP and it's a story we can all build together.
  4. A Warning Issued for the Dolch Sea Today the Royal Navy has issued a series of new guidelines when approaching trade for the Dolch Sea. "Right now, the Royal Navy cannot guarantee the safety of ships traveling in the Dolch. We implore all maritime traffic to divert around the south of the Seylosian islands in order for the Royal Navy to offer better protection against hostile elements" This comes as yet again another rash of pirate attacks and unknown raids have occurred in the Dolch Sea. Almost a year ago Seylos and sever other nations launched a series of anti piracy operations in these waters to stop various criminal elements from attacking unsuspecting commercial vessels. However, with only Seylos patrolling these seas actively, it has proven too much for the Royal Navy as ships are spread thin. On top of this, the same mysterious organization has apparently redoubled its efforts from the previous year to cause mayhem and destruction. Ceris, the neighboring island to Seylos to the west and home to many nations, has experienced the worst of these attacks. Sources within the government have confirmed that some of these nation states have appealed to Seylos for additional assistance, regardless of their past isolationist views. A Royal Navy spokesman has stated that Seylosian navy presence in the area has been reorganized to more optimally protect maritime traffic to Seylos, however it appears for the moment the only ships in the Dolch are guarding Seylos's northern shores, particularly Kirkwall which is home to Seylos's space program. Another Launch Ends in Disaster The SSAA has found itself dealing with a disaster of its own as another of its rockets has met with an unfortunate fate. Earlier today, the rocket labelled as SAP-09, exploded on the launch pad casting doubts as to whether or not the SSAA has made any real progress towards space flight. "While today can be looked upon as a failure, it should be known that achieving something monumental as space flight will take enormous amounts of trial and error," stated SSAA spokeswoman Shelby Clearwood, "Every attempt at a rocket launch allows us to further refine our knowledge of rocket and spaceflight making it possible for the future." Others were more skeptical, with opponents in the House of Governors voicing dismay over the apparent waste of funding while Ceris is in disarray. Several representatives voiced their governor's opinions that Seylos should be focusing on Eurth, and not the stars to solve their problems and the possibility of nearby dangers.
  5. This is definitely a really cool creation. And climate is something we need to finalize for the region. Though I do have some questions on my own area. I'm uncertain how my country is split in half between a cold arid climate and a tropical savanna. They seem like very different environments that are very close together on the same latitude. I've always kinda of gone along with the idea that the Seylosian islands were more of a sub tropical environment, like Florida's IRL.
  6. *Classified Secret* TO: The Megas Logothetes of the Logothesion ton Stratiotikou of the Megas Agios Basileia ton Arhomanion @Tagmatium Rules FROM: King Aidan of the Kingdom of Seylos Our nation for some time has felt the internal pressures of our region, and the certain foreign powers which are attempting to exert far more control over other nations than we are comfortable with. While Seylos's navy has never been stronger, we now see that this naval might must expand further to show the world that we are not to be trifled with and to defend our interests and the interests of our allies abroad. The HMS Defiant has served with distinction as the fleet's flaghship over this past year, however it cannot be in two places at once and there are maters across the globe that require a strong Seylosian naval presence. Most recently is disturbing reports from our sister island to the west of piracy and rampant civil distress. If there is ever a time for Seylos to begin to expand its stabilizing influence, it is now. An additional carrier at our disposal would allow Seylos to more effectively project its power over the region. We whole heartedly accept the invitation of your country to send out naval inspectors to the ships in question. Our Ministry of Foreign Affairs and representatives from the Royal Navy will be contact with your own representatives soon.
  7. Our First Steps Into the Unknown (On Television) A news anchor appears, a large grin on his face. "Today we have an incredible live event for all of Seylos. The first public broadcasting of our attempts to reach space. The SSAA is launchingits first rocket set to breach the seventy five kilometer barrier today. And for context to our viewers, scientists put the edge of the Eurth's atmosphere at one hundred kilometers making this the closest any nation in the new world has attempted to achieve in space flight. We take you live now to the launch pad at Kirkwall" The image changes to a launch pad near the ocean. A smaller rocket it seen on the launch pad, steam erupting from where its engines are located. (Controller) "T-minus ninety seconds. Main engine launch sequence had begun" (Launch Control Staff) "Roger that, onboard computers have assumed control. Launch area has been cleared." (Control Room Staff) "Main booster go, navigational guidance go, pad separation go, fuel mixture go. Rocket has been transferred to internal power." (Controller) "T-minus thirty second. Engine startup in progress" The camera focuses in on the bottom of the rocket, sparks shooting from the bottom of the vessel. Soon the engines light up, intially bright orange then shorter and blue in color. (Launch Control Staff) "Airspace continues clear, go for launch" (Control Room Staff) "Auto sequence is confirmed, starting now) (News Anchor) "An incredible sight we are seeing as Seylos' first serious space attempt is underway" Massive column of smoke erupts from the bottom of the rocket. The rocket begins to shake and slowly move upwards. (Controller) "And launch of SAP-05 to seventy five kilometers) (Control Room Staff) "Fuel mixture reads nominal. Temperature readings nominal. Five is on course" The rocket erupts from the pad, heading straight towards the sky at a slight angle taking it towards the sea. Behind the rocket, ships can be seen as small dots in the background. (Controller) "SAP-05 at one kilometer and continuing" The camera focuses in on the rocket forcing itself upwards. (Controller) "Five has made it to ten kilometers, speed increasing." (Launch Control Staff) "Fuel mixture nominal. Engine output exceeding recommended levels." The camera focuses is on the rocket, its plume of fire growing more intense. (Controller) "Five has reached thirty five kilometers and still rising." (Launch Control Staff) "Fuel mixture is showing significant deviation, engine output showing significant deviation. Request abort." (Control Room Staff) "Significant course deviation, request abort." Camera is still following the rocket which has noticeably tilted in a northernly direction. (Controller) "Control has requested an abort, which has been approved. Five is at forty seven kilometers." Suddenly a bright light flashes on the camera followed by a massive smoke plume as fiery debris spreads out. (Control Room Staff) "Abort successful" Camera cuts to control room staff who are smiling and shaking hands. (News Anchor) "Well this certainly turned to be exciting. And by the look of the control room staff, even after losing their rocket they are incredibly excited. We are told the goal was seventy five kilometers but to the peopl in that control room even twenty eight short seems like a success. An incredible step for Seylos, as we try and head for the stars. We'll be bringing on experts to try and analyze what's happened here today. Stay tuned."
  8. A Sharp Rebuke of Rihan Shock and outrage have followed since the official word from @Rihan following not only the annexation of Enolia but the coup that led to their current Praetor, Krassus Morror. Seylosians have waited for an official government response and today we finally have one. King Aidan appeared with several leading members of parliament to hold a press conference and speech regarding these events today. What follows is a piece of the speech spoken by the King about the situation. "What we have seen in the past few weeks is amongst the greatest causes of concern not only for Seylos and her allies, but potentially around the world. Rihan has created a direct threat to the peace and stability of the nations of Aurelia while violently moving forward with it's insatiable need for territorial conquest. Not long ago, Enolia, a sovereign nation on Rihan's eastern borders capitulated under a direct invasion from Rihan. The conflict was local, but the message is clear. Those willing to stand in the way of Rihan's ambitions were to be met with force. Even more concerning is not only in the successful conquest of a sovereign state, but in its aftermath. Even after a heavy campaign, now Praetor Kassus Morror led his own forces in a violent coup against the former government leading to the deaths of thousands and the brutal killing of their former leader in an archaic and barbaric duel. Typically we hear the word 'barbaric' thrown around as a generic word used by Aroman successor states as a way to look down upon other cultures, but today I believe the word barbaric can truly apply to the action taken by these people. To bolster his armies, Praetor Morror promised freedom to slaves, of course forcing them to fight in his armies regardless of the offer. Let us not forget that many of those thousands they forced against their will to fight for this brutal empire. Those who had no choice in their lives for the sake of conquest. Never before has the modern day world seen slave armies marching in support of a coup. We have dealt with the likes of Derthalen for years, and the threat they pose with their slaving. But in this moment we have never seen a nation truly militarize their slave population, a true evil that must be destroyed. And yet while Rihan drives its lowest towards death and endless war, we seek to expand our horizons to create a better world without threatening our neighbors and promising more for those in most need their most basic rights in support of conquest. Seylos reaches out it's hand in peace and cooperation towards many of our fellow nations on this planet such as Shffakia, Fulgistan, Gallambria, and Tagmatium. Many nations who hold many values are willing to come to the table and discuss our mutual interests in the hopes of moving the entire Eurth forward, all without the need of brutal conquest. Such labors have already brought Seylos well into the space age, with Gallambria and Seylos preparing to take that step together. We implore Rihan to take a different path, lest the rest of the nations of Eurth decide to change your path for you." The speech ended with several other ministers and members of parliament making short statement regarding the situation ranging from economic to military concerns. This story is still developing and the SBC will be monitoring it for any reaction from involved parties.
  9. TO: The Federative Republic of @Shffahkia FROM: Kingdom of Seylos To our friends in Shffakia, we would like to invite President Adélaïde Larue and also any of her advisors to participate in a summit meeting we wish to hold in Loughrea, the capital of Éire. Many important events have occured over the last several months, events that we believe both Seylos and Shffakia have mutual interest in. Most pressing is the recent integration of Éire in the kingdom. Their government has long held closer relations to Shffakia due to the presence of many who have Éire ancestry in your country, and with their inclusion into the kingdom, it is only right for Seylos to continue that relationship into the future. As well we wish to discuss the recent expansions of Rihan and their recent, violent, change in leadership. A development that no doubt causes concern for both of our nations. We hope soon to hear back from your government and begin this summit in earnest. -King Aidan Redmond
  10. I would like to state though I did kind of have "expansion ideas" and story ideas for the island west of Seylos (3) but I haven't posted anything formal about it so my ideas can change on the matter.
  11. I'm completely alright with you settling there! It'll be fun having a neighbor that isn't a crazy empire.
  12. Unification Act of 2019 Signed Today the Unification Act of 2019 has been signed between Seylos and the Duchies of Eire, Pleinmont, and Sark. This has been hailed as a landmark agreement that stands to not only drastically increased the size of Seylos as a whole but manage to save Eire from a series of financial woes that have been plaguing the country up until now. Not much is known about what occurred during the violent negotiations and signing ceremony but it appears that the King himself has garnered the respect of the governments of Pleinmont and Sark. During the early negotiations a terrorist attack struck the Ducal palace in Eire causing a panic among government official and the military as any rushed to find out the status of the king and his envoy in the crisis. So far the government has only release that the king and his guard were involved in a minor skirmish in the palace in which the King was able to leave the area without harm. However it seems somewhere along the way that whatever happened made a sizable impact upon the governments of both Pleinmont and Sark who have also kept fairly quiet about the incident. Regardless the signing ceremony continued in the capital city of Sark, Weymouth. The King made a brief appearance signing the documents on the balcony of the of Seylosian embassy in Weymouth in front of the massive crowds that had turned up mostly in support of the signing, though significant numbers of people had arrived in protest. This is a developing story and we will continue coverage as news of the Unification spreads around the world. Already the Seylosian stock markets have begun to respond positively with inevitability of unrestricted trade between the former sovereign nations.
  13. Seylos

    The Storm

    5 days later in Selbourne "Is it something you're ashamed of?" Aidan glanced over from his chair at the doctor. Dustin had been instant trying to get him to get some sort of help, and eventually his pride had been overwhelmed by his partner's pleas. "Why would I be ashamed?" Aidan replied coldly, his eyes narrowing while responding to the psychologist. "You told me that you had let them get away, that you felt everything had become much worse now. Is that true?" "Of course it is, I couldn't stop those people from taking something my own family made. Terrible weapons..." Aidan trailed off slowly bringing his hand up to his head rubbing his temples. "What makes you think you could have done more than you already had done?" Aidan huffed, "What do you mean? If I had been there... I could have pushed them quicker or been more efficient. Or something! Not just gone back to a room full of scared people and cried." "This bodyguard you were with? Mr. Parker was it? Do you think he was in some way incapable of his job?" Aidan opened his mouth for a second but stopped. He didn't have a response and he paused trying to think of something. But of course the doctor chose to speak quicker. "You described him as a man not only good at his work but as someone of solid character yes? "Yes... of course, he saved my life." "A veteran yes?" The doctor said. "Yes, as far as I know he's been in the military for years. He was in Fulgistan before he transferred out and was assigned to my security detail." "Can you tell me then... Do you think you would have been better than him? Would you have been able to stop those terrorists better than he would have? Right there in that situation?" "You don't understand I have to be there, if I don't-" Aidan stopped himself. He was struggling with words to try and counter the doctor. "I know you've been in a few conflicts, but do you think that Mr. Parker would be less qualified than yourself to take on that responsibility? Would it have been his fault?" "Of course it wasn't his fault, he fought harder and with more skill than almost anyone I had seen before. He's a far more proficient fighter than anyone I've ever met." Aidan said, feeling a sort of anger building up while defending Parker. "So if he couldn't have done it, how could you?"
  14. Seylos

    The Storm

    Aidan turned around to grab his rifle that he had laid down when he felt a hand on his shoulder. He turned around sharply to see Parker looking at him. "Your Majesty, I need you to stay out of harm's way. I've kept you alive most of today, I don't intend on letting you get hurt now. I'll take care of this." Parker took his hand off of Aidan's shoulder looking directly into his eyes. Aidan reluctantly nodded, he had always been more of a man of action but in this situation running gun ho into a fight felt ridiculous even to him. "Your Majesty, Lord Garth is waiting for you. I would suggest you be with him. There's a lot of scared people who need someone like you right now." Aidan stared at him for a moment, then blinked. He resisted the urge to shake his head while clearing his mind and gave a simple nod. Parker nodded back in return grabbing one of the Seylosian guards and ordering him to escort the king back to the main group. Aidan watched as he ran back towards to the growing group of palace guards and Seylosians to take the fight to the rebels that has stormed the palace. For awhile everything seemed slightly in a blur. He walked past what felt like more than a dozen people rushing past him towards the fight. A fight he felt such an urge to get back to. Eventually though, they made their way over to the main entrance again, the sound of sporadic echoing gunshots behind them. Nobody registered their arrival, mostly wrapped up in their own terror, but almost as soon as he entered the room he heard a familiar voice call out to him, "Aidan! Oh god Aidan are you alright?" Dustin ran up and nearly tackled him, "Oh god I had no idea what was going on. Are you alright?" Aidan embraced him back and took a second taking a look around. He grabbed Dustin holding him tightly and guiding him towards some door close to the main entrance. There was a Seylosian bodyguard nearby who approached him, seeming to warn him off but in his hurry he just waved at him. He heard Dustin speak briefly but he threw the door open and dragged Dustin in. Inside was a some sort of closet, not terribly small but enough to fit all sorts of janitorial supplies. Aidan turned to look at Dustin but didn't make a sound just staring at him. "Aidan, are you alright?" Dustin asked in concern. He could see something was incredibly wrong with the king. Aidan just stood there silently staring at him. Dustin felt Aidan's hand hold his arm hard in a vice grip. He couldn't control his breathing anymore at that point, Aidan started heaving in and out and looked around in a panic, and was grasping onto Dustin for what felt like dear life. He couldn't focus and all he could do was grasp onto his partner, the only thing here that made him feel safe. Dustin at this point was almost panicking himself, but almost immediately understood what was happening. He just grabbed Aidan holding him in his arms. ----------------------- Parker was looking back and forth between the old blueprints that had been found in the room and straight ahead. Him, the bodyguards, and several palace guards were advancing down what felt like an endless series of tunnels under the palace complex. But Parker knew what they were looking for, and the dire consequences if they couldn't secure it before these terrorists could. After awhile of moving forward they could hear voices up ahead, he silently motioned to his group to get ready for the upcoming confrontation. Approaching a corner in the corridor, Parker peaked around and saw a door only a few feet away wide open. Inside several men were hurriedly trying to move large metal crates. He quickly looked back and gave the signal to move, at this point no amount of strategy was going to beat their element of surprise through that open door. Parker and his group of guard rounded the corner, opening fire almost immediately. The closest enemy to the door was cut down quickly while the other scrambled to rally, throwing down their crated and hurriedly trying to get to their weapons. By this point though it was too late, Parker and his guards had already breached the opening laying down fire through the whole room. What terrorists were left were returning fire while trying to retreat. However Parker could see something wrong, even though most of the enemy had decided to return to engage them there was a bright light flickering around the corner where the other exit was. By the time the battle was over, several of his guards were injured and most of the enemy was dead save a few that had been captured. But he had already known what was going to happen. He ran up to the heavy steel door on the other of the room and saw the welding marks. They had sealed it from the other side, and he knew the couldn't pursue them through the hurricane.
  15. Landmark Agreement with Gallambria, Seylos Looking to the Stars Yesterday the King signed an agreement brought to him from the ambassador to @Gallambria in a landmark moment to try and move Seylos directly into the Space Age. The Royal Navy and Air Forces have come together with the government to help form a new civilian agency, the Seylosian Space and Aeronautics Administration (SSAA). Under this agreement the SSA has been committed to work directly with the Gallambrian Space Agency to further both nations interests in borth aeronautics and space exploration. For decades Seylos has lacked any sort of major aeronautics industry after the collapse of the country's largest aircraft manufacturer, Vertical Enterprises, in the mid 1970s. The government hopes with this initiative that an entire new industry will blossom, giving the country a decisive edge against others on the world economic stage. In fact the latest aircraft to be designed and Seylos, though build in Prymont, is the Harrier III variants which has pushed the Seylosian air technology into the modern era. In fact the Harrier program has already brought benefits to those that were involved, many of whom have reportedly already been recruited by the SSAA both military and civilian alike. On top of this, the creation of the SSAA has also spurred an enormous amount of excitement in the field of academics, with both the University of Selbourne and University of Norfolk both confirming they have been approached for consultation regarding the agency. The city of Kirkwall has already been chosen as the main headquarters for the SSAA not only due to large available amounts of desirable land for the agency, but also the most favorable weather patterns for potential launches that could occur in Seylos. The mayor of the city has already released in statement that he is "absolutely thrilled by the announcement and the future benefits it could bring to the city of Kirkwall". The government has said that more information will be released in the coming days to the SBC, but until then this seems to be an enormous step forward for Seylos towards the stars.
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