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  1. @Alenveil, message me over the next two days as I would like to discuss how you want me to proceed in terms of this meeting.
  2. Rihan

    The Bread and Circus of Morror Kassus

  3. Morror Kassus Honorable Noble of Rihan (Khlinæ'eri emotæ mnea Rihana) and Senator of the Republic (Deihu mnea Rheilhhu) does hereby announce: a week of feasting, arena games, and boundless entertainment lasting from Brax (March) 15-20 in the name of our brave men and women who won a glorious victory at Duronom Free and open to the public, all provided at the personal expense of Morror Kassus OOC: As you will see concerning the date, this will take place following events yet to be played out in the "In the Shadows" plot line but I wanted to set it up now for when the time comes. Also, if people have ideas or designs for a personal seal for Morror Kassus going forward that I can use, let me know.
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    In the Shadows

    You Are Being Watched Far from the battlefields of Enolia, where men and women were fighting in the name of the Republic, life remained relatively normal in the capital and the communities on the fertile Aihai. Trade continued, children went to school, and nobles indulged in luxury. At the Charvanek villa in the well-to-do part of the city, Liviana kissed her husband farewell. He was returning to Calanistra to oversee their vineyard. As he drove away, she opened the gate, walked through and looked both ways onto the main street before closing it. In the alley across the street, an agent of the Phi'Tlaru - the dreaded intelligence service: Kaya, who was also working on behalf of Morror Kassus. She was silent, lying in the shadows, waiting for something to happen. Night fell. Kaya was still watching Charvanek's gate. She looked to the left and saw a car approach. The street Livana lived on was usually quiet. Only the wealthy lived here and whichever commoner so happened to find themselves walking in this part of the capital would be summarily removed by the police. But no such officers were in the area. The car pulled up in front of the villa and the man stepped out on the passenger side. He was wearing the uniform of a senatorial bodyguard. She looked closely and spotted the noble emblem embossed on his robes. "Kamemor." She took some photos. She spotted him looking her way and she moved further back into the alley and took as many shots of his face as she could. The man walked around the car and stood in front of the gates and knocked on it several times. A moment later, it opened. One of Livana's guards looked out a portal and then unlocked the gate. The man entered and the gate closed behind him. Kaya was satisfied. She put away her camera and snuck out of the neighborhood and returned to headquarters to file her report and clandestinely transmit it to Kassus.
  5. Rihan

    Laren Environmental Conference

    Anaka wanted to interject as he felt the Queen did not exactly understand what he said before. "I wasn't attempting to mandate a country match a private contribution, I was merely stating that private citizens may be in a far better position to help capitalize the green bank you're recommending in the short term and then nations can then use their momentum to lead towards making their own investments. Now, if you want to consider a GDP based approach in determining contribution levels, that your expectations aren't unrealistic."
  6. Indel tr'Kazon Personal history, what's going on right now in their life, and what happened before - Indel Kazon is an aristocratic patron of the arts, having gained his fortunes from his predecessors who had once owned large tracts of land in the Aihai. Indel's father sold most of the family's land in the countryside. Though Kazon is not nearly as wealthy as many seated Senators, he's put money towards improving access to the arts to masses. He's funded museum exhibits, concerts, public art, etc. Occupation, education, hobbies - Attended the Phi'lasasam, a major hobby of his is chess (yelbrek). Good and bad qualities, quirks and flaws - He is patriotic, devoted to the ideology of the Republic's superiority. He's very greedy - if there is something he wants, he'll find a way to get it. Drives, wishes, hopes, fears, and beliefs - He is one of many aristocrats who is striving to expand Rihannsu culture beyond Aurelia to all corners of the world. Family members, parents, children, love interests, relationships - He has a wife, Sana, and three children, Tocus, Oror, and Sorina. They have fifteen servants that help out around the house, all Zelvorians. Loyalties and enemies - Like many aristocrats 'friends and enemies' changes are regular. Generally, Indel is close to the Kavath, the Kovex, and the Tyrava. Having come from a family of far lineage, he has little respect for Gathan Darok.
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    [OOC] Pandemic

    I'd probably be involved in finding a cure - being the active nation with the virus is probably not well-timed with the expansion storyline I am building but who knows, perhaps it slows down the offensive for some time...I don't know.
  8. Rihan

    Tlaru Aihrifv Rheilhhu

    "...this is Norlina reporting live from the front lines where our brave men and woman are fighting well. Soldiers of the 8th Legion under General Socan Ocala have secured a vital city on the road to the Enolian coast. Thousands of Enolian Guardsman were captured and will be kept locked up until the conclusion of hostilities. Though the Legions here have taken some losses, they were not in vain. Their honorable sacrifice has opened the way clear for Operation Flaming Sword to advance. To aid in taking advantage of the momentum, the 10th Legion under Morror Kassus has been given orders to mobilize at once. General Korel Rendek, the head of the Army (Draao) said that he was confident that Kassus' presence would further ignite energy in the offensive. Kassus is expected to meet with General Ayel Nevet in the coming days..." "...the Aurelian League, the continental arrangement involving joint defense, economic cooperation, and shared prosperity, and cultural enlightenment, saw its official headquarters open in Dartha, signifying a major step for the organization's development. The League was established following the signing of the Founding Treaty. The ceremonial occasion involved the raising of the League flag, a military review, and speeches given by the initial representatives of the participating nations. The Aurelia Council, the governing body, is expected to hold its first-ever meeting at the end of the month..." "...the Senate has unanimously passed legislation that would ban the hunting of the Mogai Eagle, the majestic bird that symbolizes the very strength of both the People and the Republic. Mogai Eagles are rare avians, only found in Rihan. Instituted punishment has been set for a mandatory sentence of at least 10 years and a fine of no less than 1,000,000 Chaks. Jol Tan Consul Tovan Quellar, who initially sponsored the bill, said 'the harsh consequences that would result from slaughtering the great bird would do more than enough to strongly detract anyone from considering such a dishonorable act.' The Environment Ministry will immediately enforce the law in coordination with local police authorities..."
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    [OOC] Pandemic

    *rubs hands together* I'm certainly in.
  10. Rihan

    RP schedule for 2019

    @Orioni: Curious to see where you want to go with 'pandemic' in March...
  11. Rihan

    Wiki Pages

    Criminal organizations: http://iiwiki.com/wiki/Criminal_enterprises,_gangs_and_syndicates_of_Eurth Aurelian League: http://iiwiki.com/wiki/Aurelian_League 2019 Olympics in @Fulgistan: http://iiwiki.com/wiki/Eurth_Summer_Olympics_2019 --> let's talk about what should go on this page.
  12. Rihan

    In the Shadows

    Regaining Momentum The war in Enolia had started off so well - the deployed legions had made remarkable progress in the Vrekess River delta and along the front, seizing small border towns without any resistance from the Enolian Guard. For two weeks, the offensive was moving like clockwork but then it all went downhill with the Siege of Rinum, a critical medium-sized city halfway on the road to Duronom, the major port. General Socan Ocala's 8th Legion had lost a third of its regiments in the fight, while the 3rd and 6th Legions that lent support to the assault saw nearly a regiment's loss each. The news of terrible mortality rate on the front lines made their way back to Dartha to a grim General Rendak and a furious Praetor. Korel was silent, not wanting to be the one who told his superior he told him so. The Central Command was in a fury of activity as strategies were reexamined and unit deployments were adjusted. The Praetor and the General gathered with the rest of the high-ranking leadership to debrief from the costly victory at Rinum. They conveyed to him that unless circumstances changed before the legions reached Duronom, the chances for total victory would be severely reduced. Terix was drumming his fingers on the table. Eventually, it was Korel who made his recommendation to the assembled. "We need to deploy more men immediately, use them to strike directly at the stronghold at Duronom and break the back of the Enolian defensive posture. Taking out the port will choke the capital of resources and will make assaulting Canamar significantly easier. The 8th Legion is in no position to fulfill its objective until it is resupplied and its men reassembled." Terix eyed the General and responded, "and which legion do you suggest we mobilize?" "The 10th at Garenah." Mathon was not pleased. "You are proposing to bring Morror into this," he questioned. Korel knew both men had a quarrel weeks earlier concerning paying for the war. "Yes," he said, "he and his men are no more than a three days march from the border and you know as well as I do that they are some of the most experienced men in the entire army." His remarks did not put the Praetor at ease. Morror had been a lifelong military man, only elevated to the Senate following his stunning victory at the Battle of T'vant in the previous Enolian War. Traditionally, generals and high-ranking military officials who had been appointed to the Senate were supposed to separate themselves from their soldiers. Alas, due to Kassus' military lineage and the powerful Jaridan senators in the chamber at the time, he was able to retain control of his legion. Though this had occurred before Terix had been conferred the Praetorship, he made tremendous efforts to separate legislators from maintaining private armies. The 10th, while a state legion, was in effect, Kassus' private army. "Is there any other units we could use instead," he asked. Korel knew the Praetor was restraining himself from bursting into a rage concerning Morror. "If there were any others within close proximity, I would have recommended but only the 10th is in range of dramatically shifting the situation on the front." Mathon grumbled some more. He capitulated. "Fine, inform Kassus that he's now in it and he's to advance at once and without delay." Rendak was already picking up the phone and keying to Morror's headquarters. In Garenah... "...yes...yes...we'll move out at once...vr'na rheilhhu! (for the republic!)" Colonel Varak was in the same room as Morror as he got off the phone. She commented, "it took them long enough to engage us and if they had only listened to you before the conflict started, we'd be almost close to total victory by now..." Kassus responded, "the Praetor has learned from his mistake and he won't make it again. As I told you, the men will get their chance, and that time is now, we have our orders." "Where are we going?" "Duronom." Two of his servants began to dress him in his general's marching attire. "Kalenna, inform the colonels that the legion will move out at once. We must rendezvous with Ocala's 8th Legion in three days," he instructed. Avor, the weaponsmaster, was walking past the general's office when he was stopped. "Nerik, we're moving out. Coordinate with the Talat to immediately transport a week's worth of supplies to Rinum for the 8th. They need it more than we do at the moment. Avor nodded and hurried to the armory and storerooms. The senior centurion had just entered the general's headquarters as Morror was leaving, his bodyguards in tow. "Sir," he questioned. "Where are you going," he asked. Kassus was almost into his armored car. "Duronom. Get in." Men got into formation and began moving out, others got into trucks, artillery in tow. And at the front, Morror stood erect, saluting his men. He shouted "Enolia mnæri seiyya" and the men responded in the affirmative. As Morror moved out, back in Dartha, all Mathon could do was show a grim expression on his face. He was in the Praetorian Palace in a room with a chessboard upon a wooden table. He looked out the window - rain began to fall. He moved away and walked over to the table, sliding the carved knight, a metaphor for Kassus, forward and to the right. He stared at the board, waiting to see which next move to make.
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    RP schedule for 2019

    https://sistercities.org/ <- a good place to start.
  14. Rihan

    Laren Environmental Conference

    "But of course," responded Anaka to Narses, "I was just saying if we do go ahead and put this agreement into force, there has been strict regulation and means of enforcement. It is fair to say that we are not all going to be in a position to sign this today, after all," taking a pause, "the honorable Senators back in Dartha will need to get behind it, much in the same spirit as your Emperor," commented Jovis. "But those are procedures that can be undertaken assuming everyone here is on the same page on the underlying framework Her Majesty here," extending his hand in expression has put before us." "The OPEC nations may exist in such an organization for the purposes of deliberation and there is yet to be any indication of their unified front that would cause a challenge but it is equally possible that once they learn of this, they will respond, eventually." He looked Narses, "perhaps my reference to piracy was misrepresented. It was only made when we were still talking about a solution you came up with." It was just as clear to Jovis as it was to his Tagmatine counterpart that there was still some stinging wounds that would need to hear. Prior to the Laren Conference, both Arhomaneia and Rihan had come to the point that they had to recognize each other and move forward, slowly. "I do concur with my Tagmatine colleague - a small council consisting of those present and two or three other participants would be a tremendous beginning of aligning efforts and hopefully spark others to get engaged in the process. Once we have mass, then we can grow it." "As to the bank," he changed topics in a flourish, "I do think private investment is the immediate right step if we in the room want to see it formulate and take action in short order in undertaking readily-available opportunities." He paused. "Recognizing that in order for this work with both public and private engagement, howabout leveraging the private contributions into matches by the public sector. We'd double if not triple the money on hand in the bank. It also gives us all and others time to strategize how they will come up with their respective financial attachments to the larger goals of the bank itself." Jovis listened to the Tagmatine's response to the treaty in relations to animal and plant species protection. He nodded in agreement. "As hard as it may be for me to agree with my counterpart, particularly as we are still getting used to more regular diplomatic engagement, "I know the Praetor and the Senate would want such protections inserted into whatever final treaty were to be submitted for their consideration."
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    In the Shadows

    Free Labor A ship's horn could be heard on the horizon. "There she is now," said the harbormaster, peering through his binoculars. He turned to his subordinate and instructed him to hand him the radio. Grasping it in one hand, he said "the cargo from Southern Alharu is here. Inform Senator Darok." Mirek's harbormaster was on the up with a highly questionable business arrangement Gathan had brokered with the Faramountian Economy Minister when he had last been in Rihan sorting out some oil and natural gas investments with their counterparts. The cargo ship got closer and closer and docked on the quay. Rihannsu border guards were brought aboard to inspect the cargo but their procedure was hastened by the harbormaster who gave each of them a small contribution for their service. The criminal and the desperate of Faramount had been given a 'second chance' in Rihan to wash away their records back home, all for fifteen years service to the Republic. It would not be pleasant. As the first individuals had begun to disembark for processing, Darok arrived in his car. Prelek, his aide and driver opened the car door and he proceeded to watch them make landfall. "They're late," he muttered to the harbormaster, "they were supposed to be here last week." He contemplated taking action upon his bribed sea captain but realized he needed him and was not prepared to spend precious time and money getting a new one, let alone the bribes it would take to circumvent the RTC. Darok stood on the quayside for over an hour until the first fifty had been appropriately documented. He approached the group and stood on a box his servant Prelek had placed down. A microphone was set up and the speakers turned on. "Welcome to Rihan," he began, "you have been brought here by your Government to be given an opportunity to redeem yourselves. You are all wayward, lost. I have arranged with the authorities in New Limone to have tens of thousands of you - the criminal and misguided - to work hard, become productive, and skilled citizens. You will work here until your terms are up and then you will either be given the choice of becoming protected residents here or be given the ability to return home to Faramount..." More Rihannsu individuals arrived on the quayside - many of whom owned massive farms in the Aihai or deep mines in the D'Kalla. Unbeknownst to the Faramountese, the several thousand on this ship were already 'sold' to these aristocrats - no so much for hard currency (something Darok didn't need more of) but for political influence both now and in the future. Etom Sedhri, one of the largest owners of agricultural land in the Plains (and was always in need of additional hands in the fields), was present. In exchange for his support on critical votes in the Senate down the road, he was asked to "support" upwards of a fifth of the total new arrivals which would number 75,000 a year per Darok's agreement with Terrone. Bribed members of Mirek's police force had been observing everything from the sidelines, waiting for their role in this gathering - corralling the arrivals with their respective groups by 'supporter.' They began slowly filtering into their position on the far side of the large loading area. Darok was still speaking, "now that you have been accounted for, each of you has been given a card with a number. You will first see the medics behind me for a prompt examination and then you will go to the area marked with your number," he could see some members in the crowd starting to get very nervous. "There is nothing to fear. We are here to help you. Form up. Now." Beside the policemen were a small group of grim, tough men. The Assessors, the individuals charged with their new arrivals 'discipline' to the same level they too applied to those still enslaved people. At first, the process was calm, but then there was trouble. One man decided he did not want to follow instructions and instead charged straight for the Senator. The man was armed with nothing more than a piece of shattered glass he had hidden in his pants to protect himself and his meager belongings from his other shipmates on the voyage south. Gathan's personal Zelvorian bodyguards shot him and died before hitting the ground. There was complete silence in the loading area. Darok picked up the microphone again, "let that be a warning to you all, obey or face the consequences. Your supporters will remind you of this until it is second nature. Do not forget this moment." Everything else went without a problem after that. The processing and ordering took all day but by the time began to set, the aristocrats drove away with their gifted workforce. Darok smiled knowing that he had gained several new friends both within and outside the chamber with this simple exchange. The harbormaster approached him, "the next shipment is expected to arrive by the weekend." Gathan nodded silently and let his complicit mariner leave him. He pulled out his cellphone and dialed Senator Tela. "...wanted to let you know that your extra hands will be in the next few days...of course...thank you, Consul, good night" and hung up. His deliverance had gotten him very close to being put in line for becoming the next Nej'ahar consul when the time came. And one step closer to the Praetorship. His personal aide Prelek opened the car door and he got in, back to Dartha.