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    LBN - Llaltese Broadcasting Network

    Star in the Seas 20th December 2018 - Article by Ewan Seamore On the 15th of December, crowds of over 2,000 excited islanders gathered in Albanthia Square in St. Christopher to witness the Lighting of the Christmas Tree, an annual event in Llalta. As the 30m tall Christmas tree lit up, flouncing candles that twinkle like stars with silver tinsel and multicoloured baubles and decorations, people cheered and flamboyant fireworks exploded in the sky. People gather and talk amongst each other under the humungous tree, eating sweets, candyfloss and llama ice cream from the stalls and shops that cover the square. The smell of cinnamon and barbeques roam the square, foods all made from local produce. Local singers and bands play live, crowds fathering to watch and listen. A display of the Llaltese community. The festival goes as far back as 1923, when the first lighting was held. Since then, it has roughly stayed the same, the tree always being from the expansive forests, decorated with candles and baubles and decorations all handmade from everyone in the community. Stalls selling homemade foods such as burgers and wraps. People eating Canthen, a Llaltese round pastry filled with local quinces with hints of cinnamon. It is a huge event that everyone celebrates throughout Llalta, and when on a weekday, work and school halt to prepare the humungous Christmas tree. People gather to meet with friends and family and simply have a good time. Since the event, St. Christophers streets have been decorated with lights and beautiful decorations, main streets alive with beautiful light displays. Lanterns have been placed among Lumiose Street, from red to blue and other streets have had the minimalist treatment, with local holly embracing the streets and colourful lanterns. The famous True Love's Arch, an old stone arch which is on a desolate and small alley which leads to True Love's Balcony, providing some of the most breathtaking ocean views in the world, has been given a single mistletoe plant on it, allowing couples to kiss with the backdrop of the blue ocean. Snow is always common in Llalta throughout Autumn and Spring, especially Winter, Llalta's buildings and streets dusted with pure white snow.
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    LBN - Llaltese Broadcasting Network

    Renewable Energy Goals to Become Reality 1st December 2018 - Article by Ewan Seamore On October 26th 2018, the topic of renewable energy on Llalta was brought up and discussed. After which, it was decided that Llalta must switch to 100% renewable energy by Summer 2019. However, as it appeared this goal was unlikely to be met by the deadline, due to lack of money or resources at the small island's disposal. The goal seemed unrealistic to many and people were sceptic of the proposed plan. Even so, Eve Gallaghan, Llaltese premier, was optimistic saying, "Somehow, sometime we will get there. Llalta has done amazing things before that no one expected, so don't doubt it." This plan has become reality now that Sunset Sea Islandian renewable energy companies have offered monetary support and lucrative offers for high quality wind turbines to help support Llalta's renewable energy programs. Many people of Llalta are embracing the offers in hope Llalta can switch completely to renewable. Not to mention that SSI is one of Eurths biggest renewable energy providers along with having tight environmental laws to preserve the archipelago's beautiful wildlife.
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    LBN - Llaltese Broadcasting Network

    UFO - Unidentified Fish Observed 6th November 2018 - Article by Johanna Marie On the 27th of October, local fisherman, Mark McGold, recently spotted an unknown creature off the shores of the Eastern side of Llalta. Early in the morning, whilst doing his morning fish, he spotted a large shadow in the water which according to Mark spanned at least 35 metres long. It is reported that the creature swam at least 30 metres away from Mark's ship before turning East towards the Europa mainland. Mark also stated he heard a deep rumbling noise during the limited interaction, similar to that of the Adlantic Whale, although deeper and louder. Unfortunately, no further sightings of the mysterious creature have been reported. There are many legends in Llalta about a huge beast in the Adlantic Ocean, from the great Algomarnia, a huge 80 metre long serpent who would devour ships who cross paths with the beast. Another creature who most fits the description, is the Baltuga, a whale like creature who sings deep, melodic songs that makes fishermen tear up and cry within the first minute of the song. The Baltuga is also known to swallow ships up whole when hungry. However, many zoologists believe Mark is either lying or saw an Adlantic Whale, a common species around Llalta during the migration period, which it is not. However, until seen again, this creature remains shrouded in mystery.
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    Nation in Europa: Llalta Flag: Capital name: St. Christopher Capital location: In the South of the island. Factbook link: Newsroom link: Culture: Anglo-Celtic, a mix Welsh, English and Irish Climate: Hemiboreal, with cold, long winters as low as -20 C and mild, dry summers as high as 14 C. Location: A small island far off from any land masses. History: First discovered by a Seylosian explorer before a Seylosian business man discovered coal in the island, when coal was most needed in mainland Seylos. Workers migrated to Llalta to find work in the mine. Unfortunately a huge earthquake destroyed the mine leaving many residents on the island dead, and those who survived and didn't migrate back to Seylos established their society in St. Christopher, where many remain today.
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    LBN - Llaltese Broadcasting Network

    Way of the Wind 28th October 2018 - Article by Johanna Marie A hot topic within the Llaltese parliament has been the usage of renewable energy. It has been proposed by many islanders that Llalta converts to renewable energy by the summer of 2019, installing 2 - 3 wind turbines to power the whole island along with the already built pair of wind turbines. The proposed plan also includes the distribution of solar panels among islanders. The proposed idea would greatly decrease the carbon footprint of Llalta and with strong winds being common in Llalta, the power would be constant and reliable. The island already has two wind turbines in action, producing enough power for 2,000 Llaltese homes. The wind turbines power around 70% of Llalta, the rest being imported gases, which due to the proximity from any land, is expensive. However, many argue that the wind turbines would be too expensive to build and import, and with a lesser power output, wouldn't be worth the money. A vote within the Llaltese government and a small vote from the residents of Llalta will decide whether the plan will be executed. HEADLINES Esther Winterbourne Brings Home Silver in WHF "The Sixth Station" Commercial Success Abroad New Species of Alien Fish Reeled in by Llaltese Fisherman The Moonshine Recruiting Waiters/Waitesses
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    LBN - Llaltese Broadcasting Network

    BREAKING NEWS Explosion! 19th October 2018 - Article by Johanna Marie Cavendale, Llalta's biggest volcano, erupted today at 13:42. This is the second time this month the huge volcano had erupted. Fortunately, due to the fairly small scale of the eruption, nobody was harmed during the eruption. However, the residents of the miniscule hamlet of Asbourg, were forced to evacuate their homes which destroyed in the eruption. Luckily they have found shelters and have received the help needed, funded from the governing body of Llalta. It has been reported that the smoke traveled as far south as St. Christopher, but traveled no further.
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    LBN - Llaltese Broadcasting Network

    Going Nowhere Fast 14th October 2018 - Article by Ewan Seamore Llalta - with vast mountain ranges and thick forests in the way, cars seem to be an ideal choice for travelling across the nation effectively and efficiently. So, in theory, cars should be popular in Llalta. However, a new statistic from the Llaltese Statistic Club, this assumption is wrong. According to the poll, only 33% of people own 1 or more car. However, only 48% of those who own one use it at least once a month. And when you consider that people on the island are spread out far and wide, wouldn't it be more efficient to use one? There is no law in Llalta opposing the usage of cars and people don't oppose it either, so why is there such a lack of cars in Llalta? I travelled to Alborne, one of the most far away villages in Llalta, located deep in the mountains in the North. It is around 118 miles away from St. Christopher and is one of the most car-less villages in Llalta, despite being extremely far away from St. Christopher with huge mountains and forests blocking the path. Alborne is miniscule, with only 30 residents living there and the village is little more than 18 cottages with 6 other slightly larger buildings, being a school, café, restaurant, hospital and two small food stores. The paths are cobblestone and there are a couple acre long fields north of the village. There is also a single well at the centre of the village. I asked Timothy Bellmont, a 30 year old farmer who has lived in Alborne all his life. "The reason we don't use cars is because, well... we don't feel we need them. They are unnecessarily expensive too." He went on to say, "To get to St. Christopher we use our horses. And we have done since... well, the beginning of our village. They are useful to help us traverse across Llalta. And I think this applies to most of Llalta. Those in St. Christopher don't need to cross Llalta, and use bicycles to travel around the town and those in the small villages like Alborne use horses, goats or walk."
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    LBN - Llaltese Broadcasting Network

    The Ninth Station, Ninth Out of Ten? 28th September 2018 - Article by Johanna Marie The prestigious Aubharne Studios, Llalta's most famous animation studio, have released it's newest movie The Ninth Station. The film, 2 hours and 18 minutes long, tells the story of a small town within the fictional land of Suus, a small nation in the midst of a civil war. The small town, known as Olgenbourg, is hidden away in the mountains, away from the war. However, with food being scarce and the cold, bitter winters seeping in, Olgenbourg's residents are growing sick and tired. Charlotte is sick of her everyday, mundane lifestyle. She yearns to be free, even if that means risking her life. After months and months of planning, she finally builds up the courage to leave, so she sneaks off to the city via the only way out of there; by train. However, disaster strikes when the city is attacked. The film is Aubharne Studio's 5th film, following the critically acclaimed Painting the Wind. However, some people believe this is the studio's best film yet, receiving 9.5/10 on SMB and many 5 star reviews. It also featured the Llaltese voice talents from Erik McGarrison to Chiara Alanburg. The movie has also been translated into many other languages so that it anyone can watch it across the Eurth. Aubharne Studios was established in 1938, by animator Devon Sandford alongside co-animator Isla Mont Beausoir. It was made as a response to the light hearted and nonsensical animations from the early 1930s and tried to make animated films accessible to people of all ages. Nowerdays, it is run by Isla's grandchildren, Sofia Greenwood and the older sibling, Troy Mont Beausoir.
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    LBN - Llaltese Broadcasting Network

    A Whale of a Time! 24th September 2018 - Article by Johanna Marie Over 2,000 Llaltese have flocked to the rocky shores of Llalta to see the Adlantic Whale's annual migration from Gallambria down in the South to the Argic Ocean, where they will feed until returning back to Gallambria to breed for April - May 2019. Since 1938, people have celebrated and witnessed each migration. This year, 2,300 have travelled to Llalta's beaches, specifically Ashenbourg Beach, to witness the migration of over 1,000 Adlantic Whales. Many people have also brought boats along, to get a closer look at these wonderful yet gentle giants. The event has also made it's way onto 101 Things to See Before You Die. Adlantic Whales can grow up to 20 feet long in length, being one of the largest animals on Eurth. Despite their humongous size, they feed on a diet which mainly consists of plankton and smaller fish, such as Adlantic Salmon and Silverback Tuna. Known for their distinctive teal and grey colouring, Adlantic Whales travel from Gallambria to the Argic Ocean to feed on the numerous species of nutritious fish that plague the sea. They will eventually return to Gallambria in April - May 2019.
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    Llalta

    Overview Llalta is a Seylosian crown dependency located in the centre of the Adlantic Ocean, consisting of a single island that spans 128mi² (333km²). Known for it's vast mountain landscape, covered with rivers and thick, dense forest, Llalta has a population of 3,316, making it the smallest dependency on Eurth. It has a miniscule economy, consisting mainly of fishing and agriculture. Llalta, whilst technically a part of the Kingdom of Seylos, enjoys a high degree of autonomy both internally and internationally, having it's own government and premier. History Discovery The first recorded discovery of Llalta was in 1832, 8th December, by Seylosian explorer Alexander Cavendale. The team recorded and mapped the island, noting the untouched flora and fauna and landscape. Despite this, Cavendale and his team left the island, and Llalta remained uninhabited until 1862. Coal Mining (1862 - 1897) In 1862, Seylosian business man James Gallaghan discovered a large amount of coal on the island, specifically in the Northern valleys and mountains, and built a coal mine, which was in high demand back in the mainland. Many working class Seylosians from Alba and Cymry migrated over to Llalta in search of work. By 1870, Llalta's population was 6,000. This population boom also gave way to Llalta's first port town being built, now known as St. Christopher, built to accommodate the mass amounts of coal being transported back to the mainland. Many smaller mining towns in the North were also built. During this time, the people of Llalta was at a time of wealth, making huge profits for the mine owners at the time. And despite barely getting any of that profit, the miner's standard of living increased and lived better lives than many of those working in Seylosian mines. By 1875, the population grew to 9,000, garnering a huge profit for the mine owners. As a result however, crime was a huge issue due to the lack of government or law on the island, and around 20% of Llalta's forests were being cut down for more land. Llalta produced a lot of CO2 as well at the time. Many species became endangered or even extinct. In 1896, an earthquake of 8.2 magnitude in the North of Llalta caused the mine to collapse, killing 682 people working in the mine at the time. A further 1,000 were killed during the earthquake in the many mining communities surrounding the mine and many more died in the subsequent rockslides and tsunamis. It has been speculated that around 4,000 people, mostly miners, were killed in the earthquake and subsequent incidences. Around 3,000 were injured. Those 2,000 in the south, in St. Christopher, were barely affected. By 1899, the population had shrunk back to 2,000 and there was little support from Seylos. However, the two thousand left thrived well. Modern Day (1899 - present day) In 1930, Seylos granted Llalta a high amount of autonomy and gave Llalta a government to rule itself. Government Culture Economy Llalta’s tiny economy consists mainly of agriculture, farming and the seafood industry. However, Llalta has a few other industries as well, such as producing high quality wool and leather. Llalta’s main trading partner is Seylos, exporting and importing many products with each other. Llalta’s biggest town, St. Christopher is the islands most important port, allowing sea trade with Seylos and acting as a key stop off point for ships travelling across the Adlantic Ocean. Geography Llalta is a miniscule island that sits in the Adlantic Ocean, directly in between Argis and Europa. As well as that, it is placed on the border between the Fractian plate and Marenesia Major, leading the island to be affected by earthquakes and tsunamis very often, and covered with volcanoes. The seas around the island are also particularly rough. Due to it's many mountains and it's Northern position, Llalta is very cold, with mild summers and cold winters. Snow and rain are very prominent in Winter, Spring and Autumn, whilst Summers are usually mild and sunny. The island faces many storms in Spring and Autumn as well. The island is covered in a vast mountain range known as the Titanus, which is covered in thick, dense forests. The trees are mostly evergreen, but coniferous trees are common too. Volcanic eruptions also give the soil fertility, allowing a various amount of flora to grow across the island. The fertile soils are also great for harvest.
  13. Welcome to the LBN - Llaltese Broadcasting Network - Llalta's biggest (and only) news provider! Come here for the daily news from all over Llalta and beyond! Info about us! Established in 2002 to bring Llalta onto the world stage, the LBN is Llalta's main broadcaster which provides, news, game shows, soap operas and even branching out to kids television. The chairman of the LBN, Marcus MacMillian (1968 - present), has run the Llaltese broadcaster since it's very creation. Where to find us! For Europans looking for "quality" Llaltese TV, find us on Freeview channel 214.
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    Llalta

    OTHER FACTS Birth Rate (per 1,000 people): 3 Death Rate (per 1,000 people): 2 Life Expectancy: 82 Adult Literacy Rate: 99.9% Doctors (per 1,000 people): 6 Average Calorie Intake per person: 2,286 Annual Electricity Consumption per person (kWh): 2 Annual Millitary Expenditure as percentage of GDP: 0.0 Mobile Telephones per 1,000 population: 282 Internet Users per 1,000 population: 406 Homeless People per 1,000 population: 6 Annual Amount of Homocides per 1,000 people: 0 Voting Age: 16 Alchohol Consumption Age: 16 Age of Consent: 18
  15. Llalta "Strung Together like a String of Flowers" Status: Seylosian Overseas Territory Population: 3,136 -Density (per mile²): 24.5 (9 per km²) Capital City: St. Christopher Largest City: St. Christopher Official Language: Anglish Official Religion: Albanthism Demonym: Llaltese Government: Crown Dependency with a Unitary Parliamentary Republic under a Non-Partisan Democracy - Premier: Eve Gallaghan - Vice Premier: Michael McHarley Legislature: Parliament -Upper House: Hall of Mont Alexander -Lower House: House of Populus Land Area: 128mi² (333km²) Highest Point: 809m (2654ft) Lowest Point: 0m (0ft) GDP (nominal): $118,000,000 GDP (nominal) per capita: $37,628 Currency: Llaltese Pound Time Zone: +2 Calling code: +037 Internet TLD: .lla
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