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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

    Organisation of Celtic Cultures, (IC)

    TO: Government of PyeMcGowanig FROM: The Kingdom of Seylos The Kingdom of Seylos would be delighted to help create such an organization. Seylos is home to significant populations of Scots and Welsh speaking peoples and their culture makes up a significant amount of what it means to be a Seylosian. The local governments of Alba and Cymry have worked extensively on ensuring the strength and perseverance of their cultures and would be excited at the opportunity to connect at an international level.
  2. Seylos

    SBC: Seylosian Brodcasting Corporation

    Curious Encounter In the Dolch Sea The Dolch Sea (also known as the Dolch See) has been a grey area for the Seylosian Royal Navy for many years. Royal Navy doctrine has been mostly to avoid causing unneeded tensions with Derthalen to the north. However during times of the year where Seylosian shipping traffic picks up in the Dolch, there are increased patrols in the area to ward off any piracy actions. Yesterday the navy cruiser HMS Ardent responded to a call from a Seylosian freighter that was concerned it was being shadowed by unknown ships as it made its way through the Dolch Sea. At midday the Ardent met up with the freighter and took up a position next to it in order to escort it. Almost an hour later three small ships appeared moving on an intercept course towards the freighter. What those ships didn't know however is that the freighter had already contacted the Ardent, and the commander had made the decision to continue hiding behind the freighter. As the pirates got close to the freighter, the Ardent dropped from behind the freighter and confronted the ships. However, unlike most pirates who would usually flee at the sight of a modern warship the ships pressed on. In fact surprisingly they changed their target from the freighter to the cruiser. After firing a few warning shots from the Ardent, they were suddenly met with a hail of machine gun and RPG fire. "I was certainly taken aback by the brazen assault, but I wasn't going to let them get away with it, or hurt any of my crew," Captain Jason Lennox said in a later interview. While the Ardent was taking a beating from the pirate assault, Lennox ordered the ships destroyed. And within only a few minutes, the Ardent's single five inch gun and heavy cannons laid the smaller boats to waste. The Royal Navy is reporting one survivor from the attacking pirate ships who is currently recovering from their injuries. The spokesman however did not elaborate on any information that may have been gathered from this individual.
  3. Seylos

    A Trifle of Stipend

    Yazhu led the contingent from the helipad so a large collection of new buildings in the heart of the compound. The mercenary compound had grown quite a bit, and in fact had begun to expand outside the walls. With the business slowly expanding they had begun plans to build out residences, training, and storage areas from the main compound. Although the physical building looked more of a facade to the visitors since, while they had new recruits, the core that they had originally came with were the only well trained ones they had at the moment. The group walked past a series of armed guards who promptly saluted their commander as they went by. After entering the main administration building in the compound, Yazhu led them through a series of hallways and into a large meeting room, where she gestured to her guests to sit. Behind them the doors were closed by a pair of guards while they took their seats. "Now Minister Terrome, I hope that we can speak clearly on this matter. I know some basic details that you were willing ot share before arrival, but I do hope that you can elaborate on the specifics on what you wish Monarch to do for you and your nation."
  4. Seylos

    Coronation Celebration

    Aidan had been busy all night meeting and greeting the most powerful people on Eurth, and truth be told it was exhausting. Not in the sense that he didn't want to do it of course, but he had been talking for some long he thought his voice might be ready to give out. Of course something had been weighing on his mind he had sworn he had been talking to representative of some country that spoke something like French. Of course he couldn't quite nail it down, and looking around they all seemed to be gone, or were they there? The memory of the encounter was fading when General Secretary Almas from @Fulgistan approached him. "Your Majesty, it is my honor, on behalf of the Worker's Republic of Fulgistan, to present to you this fine horse, emblematic of our people and our way of life, as our first gift to you as King. If you would permit, we also have brought with us a dancing troupe from Bahinar, as well as the finest chefs in our nation, to entertain and excite your guests. Would you permit them to perform, and to set up a cook-stall on the far side of the courtyard?" Almas said to him holding the reins of a beautiful horse dressed in red. "Of course General Secretary, it sounds wonderful they can set themselves up wherever they see fit." He couldn't keep his eyes off the horse though. Not many people really knew that he rode sometimes in his spare time, he did that mainly to move away from the image of pompous landed aristocracy. Still, he had to take the horse for a ride very soon, probably to get some alone time. "This horse is incredible, I absolutely love it. I've honestly never seen finer." From the corner of his eye he spotted a massive animal walking towards where many of the gifts had been congregated, what was inside totally surprised him. He leaned towards Dustin, eyes wide in disbelief. "Is that a giant f*cking wolf?" Dustin nodded slowly also in disbelief, "That is uh, a giant f*cking wolf." "Should that be near the horse? Should that be near us?" Aidan said, eyes still locked on the beast. "Christ almighty." Walking past the wolf with a look of regal disgust on their faces was the @Adaptus delegation, headed by Augustus dressed scantily like his Hypaspists, on their way to speak to the @Tagmatium Rules delegation. Aidan looked around and waved a server over who was carrying a variety of drinks. When he approached he grabbed what looked like two shots, "What's this?" "Shots of vodka Your Maj..." Aidan immediately downed them one after the other. Thanks Dina Diva, he thought to himself. The most eclectic set characters he could ever imagine had all come to this event, and the most normal thing he had seen the whole night was a horse. He grabbed another shot off the server and waved him off, at the same time pointing with this shot hand towards another person walking around bumping Dustin on the side, "Oh look and Foolish Bandit from @Prymont , I love his stuff. Here he is with Dina Diva, a giant wolf, a large horse in red, a bunch of mostly naked people in gold, and hey now Dina Diva and Foolish Bandit are getting together for shots." Dustin smiled and looked at him, "You want to hangout with them don't you." "Well yeah, they're like you know famous and sh*t. And cool. I swear I'm not fourteen." Aidan said shuffling awkwardly. "Kings are allowed to be fans too," Dustin said laughing. "Go on I'll play diplomat for a bit." Aidan did a little hop and made a small jog towards the life of the party. Shots in hand of course.
  5. Seylos

    SBC: Seylosian Brodcasting Corporation

    Role of Prime Minister Has Been Officially Announced Today was a busy day for the government as a series of major announcements were put out concerning not only the government but the military structure. King Aidan recently signed into law the latest of the new governmental reforms which will create a position of Prime Minister. The Prime Ministerial role will be different that other future members of parliament in that it will be a directly elected role by the whole of the country. The new PM would be second only to the King himself in the government hierarchy, giving the position a significant amount of power right out of the gates. While this new move won't replace the non-democratic power of the monarchy, it is still an unprecedented step forward in Seylosian politics that in such a short time much power has transferred from the fractured nobility into the hands of the people. Professor Miles Jameson showed excitement for the new position upon hearing the news, "This is a massive turnaround for the decaying political structure of the Kingdom. Not only has this move seemingly solidified the power and popularity that King Aidan is enjoying right now, but it has breathed new life into our political system. Without these new reforms we may well have been in dire straights just months from now." While we tried our best to contact members of the nobility for comment is appears they are staying quiet on the subject for now. Military Humanitarian Order Founded King Aidan has announced the foundation of a military order dedicated to humanitarian aid and providing armed protection of a civilian populace in heavily disputed warzones where the government is unable to do so. Currently the order has been titled 'The Military Order of Camillus' or sometimes known as the Knights, an entirely separate and independent branch that answers only to the king himself. "Currently the Knights has 150 active combat personnel and a pool of over 500 aid workers from various backgrounds to deploy on missions in the future. The Royal Navy has set aside one frigate, one patrol ship, and the hospital ship Bristol for the use of the order. Dr. Alecia Brynn has been selected to be the order's first leader and Major Garrick Scott has been selected to lead the Knight's military contingent," The King spoke while giving his announcement. "We have faith that the Knights can help people anywhere in the world, regardless of nation origin, race, or any other factor. Because of these lofty goals, we also wish to open up recruitment for this order to any people of the world. We know in an undertaking such as this, diversity is key." Critics have been quick to attack this move by the King, calling it a ridiculous attempt at becoming a world police. At the same time other critics have touched on the fact that the Knights would be allowing non-Seylosians into the armed forces even if they are only restricted to the Knights. Regardless the creation of the Knights seems a symptom of the times, where reports of civil war, war crimes, and disaster have become much more common in recent years. It may be the King is trying to propel Seylos even higher into the world stage.
  6. Seylos

    A Trifle of Stipend

    Commander Chao Yazhu stepped forward after the helicopter's engines died down and Gastone Terrone exited the helicopter. From what she knew about this meeting it could be what was able to break Monarch into greater recognition, and into greater profits. However if there was anything she understood about Farramount's security services is that even her limited amount of troops could give them a thrashing before they succumbed to sheer numbers. With the limited amount of information that Terrone had shared before his meeting here, she was certain she could turn at least a portion of his security services into a well oiled fighting machine, though she was possibly being too generous with herself. Henry had decided that in this case his identity was best left secret. To the outside world he was simply the mysterious benefactor of Monarch who had started a PMC out in the tropics. For now Commander Yazhu was to be the face of the organization, an arrangement she had little problem with. She had always wanted to be seen as a fearsome warrior, and she cared little what people thought of her moral integrity. "Minister Terrone, I am glad you could make it to our fine island today, " she said approaching the minister, "Perhaps you would be more comfortable having these discussions in our offices. Follow me please we can conduct our discussions in a secure location inside."
  7. I'll list it up as well. Seylos would be willing Provide logistical support as a "local power" using the Seylosian navy and air forces. Special forces support Long range tactical support in the form of missiles, planes, etc. Taking in refugees Humanitarian aid
  8. 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."
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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"
  12. Michelle Yeoh as Commander Chao Yazhu
  13. 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."
  14. 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
  15. Seylos

    Seylos Factbook

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