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    Praetor Gathan Darok

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  1. It is an interesting proposition but seems quite isolating.
  2. "...the treasonous General Morror Kassus continues his march towards the capital. Soldiers of the Fourth Legion engaged his forces on the outskirts of Peldred and have since made a tactical manuver north to the seaport city of Mirek. Praetor Darok stated that the loyalist soldiers fought valiantly and would soon be joined by three additional legions who will place overwhelming force upon the oppositional forces of Kassus. He assured the Senate that Kassus would be arrested soon and brought before the Senate to speak of his crime, and ultimately executed. Several senators of the Jaridan coalition criticized the Praetor for the loss; in particular, Senator Enellis Vellon, saying that "the Praetor, according to information provided to the body on the intended course of action sounded well-thoughtout, only for it to come to pieces because he has no attention span except for when a matter concerns his personal body or possessions." Vellon was joined by Jaridan Consul Alidar Jarok who urged the Praetor to get his military affairs in order and fast, less he lose the support of his coalition." "...in other news, notable vinter and aristocrat Galan Charvanek was found dead at his estate outside the city of Calanistra this morning. He was found dead in his wine cellar by one the family's attendants, Sinda. She notified emergency responders who rushed to the scene and formally pronounced him dead upon arrival. His wife, Liviana, was notified and issued a brief statement saying that "she is deeply sadden by the loss of her longtime partner. She will be greaving for days and will take this time to remember all the good times they had as a couple before arrange proper last rites at the Septum in the center of Calanistra. As Galan's widow, Charvanek will assume total ownership of their joint estate. Praetor Darok, upon hearing the news of Galan's passing, said that "he and the people of the Republic stand with the Charvanek family in this most saddening of times and will ensure that all of Galan's deeds are remembered for all time..."
  3. Since it's our first proper Olympics, I am open to such a move -- perhaps for specific event categories... And yes Junior teams on football, and generally other 'team' comeptitions like field hockey, basketball, baseball, etc.
  4. I am also going to consider bringing along Enellis Vellon. A ally of political convienence, who will become Proconsul to the soon-to-be Praetor Kassus. And like all Rihannsu politicans, he's someone to keep an eye on.
  5. @Sunset Sea Islands, what a wonderful question to ask. At this moment, I am assuming every nation is participating in every event or at least every major competition category. For those sports that involve 'rounds' like Football or Field Hockey for example, I will do a very quick score generation and whip up matches in the same fashion on the UENA. For most events, I have a points generator, 0-100. The highest number gets gold, second, and third, hence silver and bronze. Now, you asked about would RP'ing help one's success. It could -- as some nations may not want to compete in every event (which is only realistic for the largest nations). If there are events that you would like a better 'chance' like I have more 'swimming strength' than 'weightlifting strength,' tell me and we can talk about it. I do hope that most nations are able to come away with a few medals. Though for the Little Flau team I mentioned in the intro, they are only able to win, well, so many given the size of their team.
  6. *rubs hands together* Sounds like you are itching to give the Aurelian League another member @Sunset Sea Islands lol. However, you are right -- @Kipan would need to be involved in this discussion as I am sure he has some 19th century colonialism going on over there. Concerning the second set of islands, I am pretty sure @Fulgistan has been pining for them...in some future scenario.
  7. OOC: Here is the Offical Schedule and Medal Tracking Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DxN0UHmMCEZBO-9JT3Q-0lKxjgtFsF3jG3s8Ecf9xBE/edit?usp=sharing The medal spreadsheet will be updated daily. I will also provide people with the exact event they won and the number of medals to denote. Good luck everyone!
  8. Given the cannon date and the ongoing civil conflict in Rihan between Morror Kassus and Gathan Darok, it probably makes sense for me to send a wealthy senator, Orum Kovex, who has some deep pockets in the economy, to attend.
  9. "...good evening, this is Andrew Michaels for EU1, and welcome to the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer 2019 Eurth Olympics here in the Fulgistani capital of Bogd Gioro! Tonight's festivities are being held in the National Stadium at the heart of the Olympic Complex. The entire Eurth has been waiting with anticipation for these games for months. We have reports that over 700,000 people have purchased tickets to watch the competitions over the next two weeks. Nearly 100,000 of whom will be occupying this stadium to watch the various track and field competitions. As to the number of nations participating this year, over 60 have sent teams (or a group of athletes). The IEOC said this was an outstanding result and expect the competitions to be exciting for all." "That's right," continued another announcer, his female counterpart Sarah Johnson, "the international airport has been completely bogged down with the increased number of arrivals, at least five times the regular number. Even the city's tourism bureau has concurred in a statement saying that the Olympics have brought the highest number of individuals to the capital in history at any one time. It would appear the massive infrastructure program General Secretary Almas has led since the nation's successful bid for the games is paying off." "We are just moments away from the official beginning of the opening ceremonies but before we get underway, we would like to remind our viewers that you can either watch the competitions on EU1 (Eurth Universial 1), or on two dozen national broadcasters who are partnering with us to share the stories of these games with the Wurld. Additionally, you can live stream it online and get the latest results from the various events from the IEOC's website. Ladies and gentlemen, we are getting word that we are mere seconds away from the start of the ceremonies, let's tune in..." A little Fulgistani girl is projected on screens surrounding the arena and counts down, on seven, the audience joins in. "10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1..." A massive gong is rang across the vast space. And then, General Secretary Almas introduces himself and the country to the world. He is given applause. IEOC Chairman J├╝gen Wetzel, a Magnean, spends a few minutes discussing the mission and objectives of the Olympic games and their benefit they bring in fostering international collaboration and healthy and peaceful competition between nations. He thanks the General Secretary for his and the Fulgistani peoples ability to get these games organized. Following the opening remarks from both leaders, the Fulgistani and Olympic anthems are played and the respective flags raised. Shortly afterwards, a weird yet motive electronic beat begins to play, with rave lights turning on and off and projecting different colors of light. In the middle of the field is a projected map of the Eurth. Fulgistani men forming moving barriers to direct the teams to their teams then danced to the beat. The various participating nations were called out in triple languages: Anglish, Lysian, and native Fulgistani. Nations range from as near as Variota to as far east as Orioni, Kipan, and the Sunset Sea Islands and south as Rihan and Shffahkia. Team sizes ranged from a single athlete to as large as 213 from Rihan. But no team got as big an applause and cheer as the native Fulgistani team who by far fielded the largest, over 300. The General Secretary had invested billions of Tenge into the games, and his return on investment would not be completely determined by the amount of money spent over the fourteen day period, but the number of gold medals his athletes won. It would take over an hour for all of the teams to be recognized and seated. Finally, the last two athletes entered the stadium, hailing from the islands of Little Flau. The eletronic beat slowed down as they sat down and then fizzled out. Then the lights went dark, only to come back shortly, and on the screens was a prepared video showing the progression of Fulgistani history from its earliest days, the era of the Yellow Empire, to the revolution and the present day. It captivated people on the richness of Fulgistani time. There was then a series of musical and dance performances, even one routine that involved swift Fulgistani horses, including several riders jumping from one horse to another through a form of acrobatics that stunned the crowd. Almas was smiling from his premium seats, chuckling with the IEOC Chairman. With the conclusion of the performances, the IEOC Chairman then stood up once more and recited the Olympic oath and summoned the torch bearers to enter the stadium. For four weeks prior to the opening ceremony, a relay of Fulgistanis had been moving the torch from one town to the next - even climbing it to the top of the highest skyscraper in Bogd Gioro. A squad of five fit men approached. The point man then transferred the flame to the other four and all of them proceeded to run around the first half of the stadium, who then handed it to another group of five. These five ran out the western exit of the stadium and out in front where a massive multi-level calduron awaited them. One by one, each lit their portion. The fire rapidly accelerated and raced to the center where the entire blaze broke out. Gongs rang out and fireworks were launched. The Olympic Games had officially begun. "...Sarah wasn't that simply an amazing performance," commented Andrew. "I am still completely stunned by the horse acrobats," she replied. "Only in Fulgistan," he remarked. "On behalf of the IEOC and everyone here at EU1, thank you for tuning in. While we will be broadcasting live all day long, EU1 will be having special primetime coverage starting at 7:00pm ACT (Alharun Central Time) each night."
  10. Heads up: For much of August and for all September, I will only be on here sparingly due to RL work demands. It is my intention to only post once a week so its my hope we can at least get through the Olympics before I have to take my leave of absence.
  11. Rihan

    In the Shadows

    Anger Gathan Darok's gamble at holding off Kassus' Tenth Legion was a disaster. Over half of the Fourth Legion were destroyed in the two offensives they had taken upon his defensive lines. Unknown to the Fourth Legion's scouting division, Morror had placed his fierce Zelvorian auxilaries in the tall grass, many sniping the approaching forces. The remaining half had either attempted to fight back but most routed. The initial battle plan was that the Fourth would hold on long enough for reinforcements but alas, Gathan wanted to prove to the people that he was a military leader. This defeat sparked massive outrage by the Jaridan, most of whom hated him generally speaking. "...if you had stuck to the battle plan, Kassus wouldn't be able to march on the capital," shouted Darok. He would proceed to blame the generals in the room for their incompetence when everyone knew it was the Praetor's fault. Rendak spoke up. "We told you to wait until at least the Seventh Legion arrived but you insisted on striking first." He picked up a paper, "four-thousand are dead, as forth, less." Darok was seated at the front of the conference room table. "I will not hear excuses. You will all fix this." "With what forces Praetor?" said another and then continued to say, "clearly fighting him on the ground isn't going to work." Gathan sneared, "then bomb him from above." Rendak intervened, "he's encamped right outside Peldred, the second-largest city, we cannot do that." The assembled men and woman chatted amongst themselves. "We'll see what we can do Praetor," said Rendak. "See to it that he's completely stopped or else," the Praetor ordered and withdrew from the meeting. Everyone else was dismissed and Rendak returned to his office, frustrated with Gathan. Both men had never liked each other and he clearly knew that his tenure was going to be a very brief one. Meanwhile in Calanistra, a servant of Liviana Charvanek's, Sinda, arrives at the local Phi'Tlaru bureau. She asks to see the Colonel. Both speak privately in his office for a few minutes as she hands him an signed document about her husband. The door opens, "thank you for bringing this to our attention, we'll take care of this matter promptly. Have a good day."
  12. OOC: Okay, I've waited long enough to post something. I will begin finalizing my draft for posting tomorrow night. @Fulgistan: Can you send me the name of a few arenas that would be used in the games. I'll figure out how to score events...
  13. OOC: I am going to give this one more week before I put in the vast amount of time to put the scorinator together -- last call is Saturday morning.
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