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  1. In terms of climate change as in global warming, the planet being much warmer means that ice sheets in Antargis and the northern coasts of Argis and Europa will be much more likely to melt due to human-caused global warming. Which is balanced out by the fact that Eurth has far fewer people and industrialised nations - effectively the two variables cancel each other out, so although Eurth only needs to increase temperatures by like 2 - 4 degrees Celsius (Compared to Earth's 5 - 6 degrees Celsius) to begin a mass domino effect, Eurth's output of pollutants and greenhouse gases is most likely less then a third that of regular Earth (for now). TL;dr the two forces of man-made global warming being reduced on Eurth and global temperatures being higher then Earth cancel each other out.
  2. I'm writing everything before I show the map (which is at the end of this message), so people understand before they berate me in the replies without understanding my decisions. As some peeps on the discord know, and from the quote above, the current map - although well made and a lot more pleasant-looking then the original - has a few issues related to realism. Those being that Argis and northern Europa have frozen over, which is a huge issue for nations like Tagmatium, Sayf, Pyrmont, Ahrana, etc. After watching a video part of the same series that taught Gene (@Creaturae) how to make a more realistic and nice looking climate map, and a bit of my own side research. I've come to a conclusion, and a compromise between the old map and the new one. That allows current equatorial nations who are mostly happy with their climate map to keep their new climates, but also doesn't entirely screw over the more northern countries on Eurth. My solution is a warming up of the Eurth globe by 1-3 degrees Celsius (from 14.6 Celsius to 16.0 Celsius), based on the Eemian Interglacial Period which existed from 127,000 to 106,000 years ago, before the last glacial period of the current modern day ice age. Doing so expands the regions of the planet more akin to European temperatures drastically, resulting in the southern half of Agris and the Siberian-esque Europa climate to become temperate, as well as resulting in the Alharu Desert undergoing greening, similar to the African Humid Period, as the Alharu Desert is very close in terms of location and size of the Sahara Desert. In the southern hemisphere, the opposite would occur, with the deserts becoming larger (which means Rihan is even more of a Desert, always a plus!). This greening and drying of the hemispheres would be caused by Eurth's northern hemisphere pointing towards the San at Perihelion (closest to the San in it's obrbit), which would cause the northern hemisphere to be hotter then the south in summer, which would cause a greater heat difference between the northern and southern hemisphere, and as hotter air and water is less dense then colder air and water, this can cause a monsoon circulation to occur on the western side of Alharu, not enough to make the region tropical, but enough for it to become greener. This combined with increased sun intensity allowing for plants to gain more energy, means the Alharu Desert would shrink and break up into smaller - more habitable - locations. All done without having to change the obliquity of the Eurth, rotational period of the planet, etc. The alternative is to have the southern hemisphere point towards San at Perihelion, but that would make Alharu - for all intent and purposes - uninhabitable. "But wouldn't heating up the planet cause the sea levels to rise?" No, Eurth already had incredibly odd topography and much of the land is very close to sea level. Which is exactly what a planet's surface would look like if it had increased from 14.6C to 16.0C, to simplify what I'm saying: We can assume the current land of the planet is what it looks like AFTER the warming. "Wouldn't this affect ancient civilisations." No, the warming for this sort of scenario would of occurred over 10,000 years ago, so unless you somehow have a functioning civilisation with order and laws and a unified culture in 8,000 BC - no, it won't affect ancient civilisations. It will, however, fix several old civilisation's climates, for example Aroman, which on Gene's climate map is Siberian, but on this warmed Eurth it is temperate. Humans on Eurth would have had no part in this warming and would of been natural. "Why bother? We just had a new climate map." Because it's important everyone gets the climate they originally had. On Gene's map several nations, such as Sayf, Fulgistan, Tagmatium, Prymont, Derthalon, Salvia etc. All had climates incompatible with the cultures they wanted to use, and the climate they originally chose. Most of these issues are solved with this map. And with countries nearer the equator who are happier about their climates who wouldn't want them changing, get to keep their current climates (even if shifted slightly). Really the only person who would be affect negatively by this change would actually be me - as I loose much of my rainforests, but with the warm currents and rainshadow affect increasing precipitation on my side of the mountains, it can be handwaved. Literally everyone gets what they want, it acts as a compromise between those who prefer the Old Map and the Gene Map. However, this is one major issue with my map which does deserve criticism - but also acts as an opportunity. Antargis is habitable, this isn't an issue solely with my map, Gene had similar issues with his, but Antargis is just too large to not have sections of temperate and Siberian climates on it's coastlines. Which means we either: 1) Make Antargis unrealistically colder (the most realistic - ironic - option.) 2) Shrink Antargis in size so that it remains entirely within the extreme polar regions. 3) Redesign Antargis' shape, which is my preferred option but the least realistic. But it would fix the globe-stretching issues that the current map has. The final option, is to just leave it. Maybe start an RP and OOC thread about that, maybe even its own colonisation story about modern day nations setting out for new lands to set up as colonies. Now on to each and every country, and what changes (Only doing countries who are active in the Discord, as I know what their preferences are the most.) -Variota Variota's climate has stayed the same, as requested, and also because Variota, you're kind of scary sometimes and I don't want to tread on your shoes anymore then this map already has. -Fulgistan Fulgistan's Mediterranean climate has increased to encompass a large section of their territory with cold arid steppe-like climates on their western most borders. -Limonaia Limonaia's Mediterranean climate now exists as an extension of the dry climate south of their borders. The waters around Limonaia also help insulate heat as the greater Sakspati-Ygros Sea is rather closed off compared to the rest of the world's waters, which allows for local circulation patterns to intensify the heat from the interior of Alharu. -Sayf / Greater Serbia Southern Agris got it's Mediterranean climate map, as part of the natural growth of the Gene Mediterranean, caused by increased temperatures. -Salvia Increased temperatures to Mediterranean-like climate, the Crusaders are back to their beautiful summers. -Tagmatium / Haruspex Returned back to Temperate climates from Gene's Ice Age. However @Haruspex is still semi-arid, similar to that of the central asia steppe, with a Siberian-like coast. Sorry buddy, if you want things budged around a bit please tell me. -Orioni / Mauridiviah Very little difference except the gradient from arid to tropical has increased, but this is more of a superficial edition which can be handwaved or brushed aside. Or incorporated - up to you. Climate Map of Eurth - Gene Edition (14.6 Celsius / 58.3 Fahrenheit) Climate Map of Eurth - Warmer Edition (16.0 Celsius / 60.8 Fahrenheit) Any other issues, please reply below. I should also mention I did consult Gene and spoke to Orioni before I did this. So don't worry about stepping over boundaries :).
  3. The Capital Paper (Matlatekáken) Metztlitlalio Welcomes a New Year. From all members of the Capital Paper, we welcomed the new Háb year of 6132 last night! At the stroke of the twentieth K'me fireworks were launched across the nation. Whilst most of the world celebrated 2020 AD (Which means Anno Domini for Yatotlans!) a week ago, many cities across Metztlitlalio were stocking up on fireworks and beginning the sacrificial killing of animals for their meat to be used for the Twenty day long holiday of the Celebration of the Mun. Below we've compiled some pictures of beauty from across the country. Fireworks explode over the city of Matasaqê, the capital of the Kalpollê of Tepatokasla, last night. Matasaqê is on the headlines today as the Kalpollê of Tepatokasla unbanned the use of fireworks within it's capital (with the permission of a licence needed of course), and celebrated with their own fireworks across the city at the start of 6132. This picture captures a truly fantastical shot of multiple fireworks going off at once, with the mountain cap snow in the background. A wonderful display. Tlalanex, Xoloa, red smoke spreads across the sky. The Xoloan town of Tlalanex near one of the many Khékhê Mines goes all out as the fireworks release a red powder at the end of the firework display, coating the area in a fine red mist (which thankfully does not sting the eyes!). A looming silhouette of Roberto Russo-Romano on his famous trusty horse, Rossi. Altepetl Tekaken's duel firework display. Two separate firework displays take place on different sides of the dividing river of the city. This year was also a mark of an end of a long-standing tradition since 1977 with one side of the river use blue and yellow fireworks and the other green and red. At the end both sides would release white fireworks in one massive flurry as to represent the end of colonial rule. This traditional was ended more-so because it was reported there wasn't enough Red fireworks due to low amounts of Strontium.
  4. Tokallê Teomatilistli a Nêkanatlakasêtla Metztlikua Religion #01: "The Many Religions of Metztlitlalio." Introduction & Islam: Contrary to stereotypes of a xenophobic Metztlitlalio, the nation is home to many differing religions with only 64.2% of the population following the national religion of Têomatê (Tēōmatē). Metztlitlalio - whilst technically a theocracy - allows the worship of religions deemed 'safe' by the Temple of Culture and Religious Life, said list is rather stringent however and only has Têomatê (of course), the Abrahamic Faiths, and Buddhism. Têomatê itself is split into many different sects as shown on the map below, however that is a topic for another time. The other 35.8% of the population that are not followers of Têomatê is divided amongst the Abrahamic faiths that take up much of Metztlitlalio's coastline. 5.1% of the total religious groups is Islam - made up of the Faloki and the southern Atinaslo ethnic groups. The specific sect of Islam is Ismaili Shia, coming from the Yellow Empire's enslaved Huang colonists brought over by Limonaia, purchased from the Sultanate of the Yellow Empire, for mining, as the locals began to die from Argis/North Alharuan diseases. The remaining 30.7% is made up two main Christian groups - Salvian Catholicism and Several Protestant Sects. Map of Kampans by Religious Groups. Mosque of Donjīng (Capital of the Falokê Autonomous Kalpollê) Catholicism: Salvian Catholicism comes from the Salvia-Metztli Crusader Period of 1570-1712 AD/CE. When 5 separate Crusader Kingdoms, sponsored by Sanctum Imperium Catholicum initially and later by Eulycea, were established in attempt to convert the southern half of the Palu Peninsula in a similar fashion done so in the north with the Tihuanaco Empire. Although the Crusader Kingdoms were successful in the beginning decades, they soon begun to turn on one another and stunted each other's growths. The largest of these kingdoms was the Kingdom of New Salvia, also known as Regnum Novae Salviae. New Salvia's lifespan as a nation is most often used to dictate the Salvia-Metztli Crusader Period. New Salvia's downfall came when Eulycea and New Salvia started a war with the Crescent Empire in 1711. The war itself began with King Peter the Third of Eulycea wished to prove his legitimacy as a ruler and King, as he was originally the King of Salvia who was exiled after the People's War in 1709. The war with the Crescent Empire was also meant to bring the Crescent Empire under the banners of Eulycea to help with conscriptions and resources in aid of an invasion of Salvia to reclaim the throne. The first battle of the war took place in September 1711 near the Ala River, with a combined army of 9,000 men, 8,000 of which were Eulycean, with the Crescent Empire's tributary of Tlaloala only able to muster an army of 3,000 in time. The battle was a disaster as the river flooded due to rain as the Dry Season had come to an end a week early, leading to a Crescent Empire victory. Over the upcoming months more men from the Crescent Empire were dispatched to New Salvia. By the end of 1712 the Crescent Empire had more than 50,000 men on the Crusader Kingdom's borders and begun a counter-invasion of New Salvia. A peace treaty was attempted with the Crescent Empire in January 1712, however peace talks broke down. By March 1712, New Salvia surrendered to the Crescent Empire and the war was ended with the Treaty of Saint Dominici, which saw New Salvia become a tributary state of the Crescent Empire. Most Salvian colonists at that point sought refuge in Eulycea or back in Sanctum Imperium Catholicum, however some still lived in the tributary, and live in Metztlitlalio to this day, now called Saláxa. Painting by Cassius Aponius (1784), a romanticised depiction of the first Salvian Crusaders. Protestantism: Protestantism first came to Metztlitlalio - not by Limonaia - but by Seylos. With Limonaias conquest of the western half of the Crescent Empire by 1851, Seylos did not wish for Limonaia to have complete hegemony over southern Alharu, and begun their own expedition in the eastern half. Most colonisation attempts were a failure due to lack of time and planning, the only colony that lasted was Kaseka which Seylos still owns to this day and which Metztlitlalio still claims as ancestral territory. Although most tension has been relieved with open borders of the City Colony and free movement of goods. From the city-sized colony of Kaseka was used throughout the late 1800s and early to mid 1900s as a trading outpost, which allowed for the gradual diffusion of Seylosian Protestant religious doctrine to spread, which was heavy preferred by the Limonaian Empire over the traditional pagan religions. Fort Harold, the historic capital building of the Kaseka colony. Now used as a museum for the colony's history and Metztlitlalio pre-colonisation history. Limonaian Protestantism was introduced initially in the late 1800s as Metztlitlalio was a colony, however pressure for conversion was only limited to the south-west coast, where most Limonaian colonists and their estates were built and defended. It was only after the reconquest of Metztlitlalio and changed to the Province of Mezzalunia that increased tension in religion began as the fascist Limonaian Republic wished to culturally and religiously absorb Metztlitlalio into the Republic. Such oppression only lasted 18 years, but ended up increasing the Protestant population by over 1100%. However with the independence of Metztlitlalio the number of Limonaian Protestants has stagnated and remained at a similar size even into the 2020s. Conclusion: Metztlitlalio's religious diversity, similar to it's ethnic diversity, as brought benefits to Metztlitlalio, allowing it to forge connections with nations traditionally religiously zealous as Metztli has a religious doctrine it can use to form friendly partnerships with. However drawbacks do exist, as the competing demands of differing religious groups cause strain upon the government, even if devolved to allow for greater local autonomy. Religious Fanatic groups also exist - such as Agilnaj (An Ethno-religious Tapelt Independence group which caused the 1992 to 2004 civil war), and Nánguo (An Islamic extremist group situated in the tropical rainforests in the northern half of the Falokê Kalpollê) - which leads to instability within the nation.
  5. Tokallē Teōmatilistli a Nēkanatlakasētla Metztlikua Culture #04: “Tekolotl da’Tlalokipakatlê” “The Celebration of the Mun” "The leather drums beat hard, the rhythm picks up in speed and anger, the palms of the priests slam down like thunder upon a forest. A never-ending pattern of thunderous sounds. The voices of whistle-screaming priestesses wearing the traditional leather hats with gorgeous plumes of feathers of green, red, black, yellow, and white. Massive groups of priests split within generations play the traditional instruments of Meztlitlalio, the oldest in only white feathers and a simple black and white tunic play the screeching skull whistles to the abyssal sky. One of a few times the sounds of sizzling meat can be heard throughout the southern Tapatepetli Mountains has arrived, and the opening of the Temple of the Highest to the public. It’s mighty stone doors swung open as thousands enter as part of great colourful parades. The drums continue to beat, beating to the chanting voices of cheering. In the star-filled sky the full Mun reigns supreme, outshining anything else. The Celebration of the Mun has begun." -Xê Yenk (2004). The Tales of Karis. Donjīng Hé University. The Celebration of the Mun, also known as “Tekolotl da’Tlalokipakatlê” is a 20 day long celebration starting from the start of the new year (time period within the Metztli calendar, 354 days long.) and is a celebration of Kipakatlê, the closest to a deity within Têomaté, who’s physical form is believed to be the Mun. The Celebration of the Mun is thought to be incredibly ancient, as old or even older then the religion of Têomaté itself, as a celebration to bring back the rains to the southern Palu Peninsula and occurred more tightly to the annual droughts and floods. However by the modern era, it has simply become a Celebration of the Mun and the new year for the Metztli Calendar. The main ways of celebration occur within 4 parts of 5 days each. The first five days are more passive then the others, where people decorate their homes and their local temples with traditional religious works and art, with a small get together of neighbours. On the 5th day a larger celebration takes place at the local temples, with dancing and food. From the 6th day to the 9th day more elaborate decorations take place, statues, usually dyed saturated colours, are arranged around local temples, each statue representing a Yanton Cycles (a time period of just under 22 years). These Yanton Statues are often quite small, up to half the size of a person. Larger statues representing Ékáton Cycles (time period of 438 years) are also prevalent. Statue of the 12th Ékáton in Pallemeki, Tlalotolte. One of a few statues that are shipped out to Fulgistan for half a year, every year, in accordance to a Cultural Exchange program. A replica has begun construction to be kept permanently at Bogd Gioro. Many locations have their own unique statues representing different cycles as for most of the history of Metztlitlalio, the region was dominated by several tens of states, each with their own histories. However, two statues that all local temples possess are two statues of “Tlakhêallê Tlalokipakatlê”, also known as the Muner Creation story, and “Tlakhêallê Tlatekepak”, the Earth Creation story. These two statues are placed around the local temple on the 10th day. The 10th day is also considered the most important of the celebratory 20 days. Important games to Metztli culture, such as Ollamalesetlê (Known internationally as Hipball) both locally and possibly the Grand Finals for the Quadrennial Ollamalesetlê National Competitions, if the dates line up. As well as Patollê, Kamamotla, and many more games. Later in the evening, when the Sun has just gone below the horizon, large congregations of people go to temples (often the Major Temple that oversees the local temples if possible) for one final large-scale celebration and prayer. On the 11th day, gift giving begins between friends and families, mostly clothing and tools, with children being given toys. The last ten days gradually decrease festivities, with the religious works and art removed on the 15th day and the statues removed on the 20th day, signifying the end of the Celebration of the Mun. Instruments most commonly found being played across the 20 day celebration are wind instruments such as clay flutes, ocarinas, and conch shell trumpets. Percussion instruments like rattles, rasps, shakers, and many types of drums were also commonplace. The most used drum variant is the Ehetl drum – a large vertical drum with stretched animal hide for the cover. There was also the Taponasatlê drum made from a horizontal cylindrical wooden log played using mallets as it’s counterpart in music. Both the Ehetl and Taponasatlê drums can both play a high and low tune, allowing for flexibility in songs. Ehetl Drum. Taponasatlê Drum. Celebration of the Mun is also one of a select few celebrations when the consumption of large amounts of meat are acceptable within the religion. Usually eating meat should be down with care and in small amounts, but with the Celebration of the Mun, the usual taboos of eating meat are lifted. However, high-intelligent animals such as Primates and large terrestrial birds are still banned from consumption. In the 1800s and 1900s there was a significant movement to synchronise the Celebration of the Mun with Christmas, and largely succeeded in coastal and urban areas, but with the Temple of Culture and Religious Life’s recent expulsion of Christian doctrine from the religion and the reintroduction of the old calender, the celebration returned to it’s 354 day lunar cycle. To this day, the Celebration of the Mun is the most well-known of the celebrations and holidays of Metztlitlalio. 2020's Celebration of the Mun takes place from the 6th of January to the 26th of January, which will be classified as a public holiday. As such children are allowed off school for the 20 day duration, except - ironically - in Aristocrat/Priest schools, who are expected to work harder in those 20 days then usual. With only the 5th, 10th, 11th, 15th, and 20th days of the holiday for rest.
  6. The Capital Paper (Now Matlatekáken!) Tenoch Okelotlamachallē ousted for "Backdoor deals" states leaked documents. Tenoch Okelotlamachallē's reasons for being ousted from the Qopnō Party have recently been revealed via a leaked document that was published on the internet on Sunday the 15th. The document details the many backdoor corrupt dealings that Okelotlamachallē had undergone in her time as the head of the Qopnō Party, as far back as 1998. Ranging from bribery to loopholes in laws she and the party has attempted to pass. The Document itself also may potentially show connections between Okelotlamachallē and the T'sompanatli Cartel through blind-eye drug smuggling, intentionally allowing the export and import of illegal substances. An investigation has begun to take place on Okelotlamachallē and the entirety of the Qopnō Party for fraud, corruption, and traitorous actions against the state. No information of the investigation has yet to be released to the public nor to The Capital Paper. Rumours have spread that the Qopnō Party may be barred from the 2020 elections if any major negative revelations are uncovered. The identity of the person who has leaked the document is unknown, which has casted doubt onto it's credibility, with many citing it as mere scaremonger propaganda from a party of the opposition, which is leading to many to call for investigations to be put onto other political parties, although no such action has taken place. New Syllabic Script Finalisation. The Temple of the All-High and the Temple of the Highest have unveiled the finished new Alphabet script designed to replace the current outdated Yatotlan Alphabet and is to be implemented nation-wide on the 15th of February, 2020, with teachers already being retrained nation-wide and limited changes to current non-vital signs and logos. The new script contains 19 symbols, 4 less then the current version, as well as uses international standard notations. At the end of this newspaper will be a chart showing the new letters with their old versions. Letters that once represented certain sounds such as q and w but no longer do have been removed in the new Alphabet. The Capital Paper strives to stay up-to-date and modern, as such we have already refitted our company's name to the new system via the Temple of Finance. A new logo will be unveiled later this week to commemorate the change as well, designed by Xoxêmekátlapallê herself. The plans for changing the Alphabet begun in 2017 when a committee was set up to begin work on constructing a new alphabet for the nation, to promote unity and consistency across the regions, due to many different regions using different Yatotlan-inspired Alphabets. A new syllabary is also in the works, one of the committee advisors revealed, that surpasses the Alphabet in day-to-day use for the nation, with it scheduled to be revealed in early 2020. Many are criticising the government's choices, however, both in regards to the decisions made for the Alphabet itself, and for releasing such a major change to the nation so quickly after public release and in the same year as a Kalpollê-Kampan double election. So far the Temple of the All-High and the Temple of the Highest have been quiet about the change, with no official statement released.
  7. Guess who forgot they don't have winter mock exams, I did. So I'm coming back half a month early.
  8. After some recent developments and I’ve begun to notice my College results are becoming very poor (On average I use to get A’s and B’s but now I’m getting D’s and an E for my most recent test). I’m leaving the discord server for the foreseeable future to put all my time and focus on College. My posts will also significantly slow down (maybe 1 or 2 a month) until maybe around January, earlier if significant improvement comes. sorry for any inconveniences. edit: I will still be checking the forum every now and again, so I will be able to continue with the LAANN and DoC threads
  9. “--Let’s not forget we’re entering a warzone once we land, no one is our friend in there, even if they wear the flag of Limonaia or Fulgistan, for that matter. We’re going to move as quickly as we can and avoid anything that looks like trouble." The Faloki Captain Liu commanded, gritting through his teeth as the ocean foam splattered across the hull. "This ocean liner is not fitted for one on one combat against a power equal or greater then ourselves. Let's just--" Faint in the distance, the exchange of rifle fire could be heard from the interior, flashes of light speeding across the dishevelled coastline. Almost immediately the captain and the men on the deck leapt to the safety of the ground. However, no pinging of metal or any signs that they were the target for that matter came. Hesitantly the captain lifted himself from the wooden floor as one of the two Intelligence Officers who had come along poked his head out a side door. "The gunfire came from the border of the Oclait border, sir." The Captain nodded to the I.O., turning his head back to the gathering of 'soldiers' in front of himself. As his eyes gazed over the men and women, yes they had training, but he knew that whatever they had gone through before would be nothing like Ceris, and definitely nothing like the Oclait Territory. They were priests first and foremost. As the Captain begun to open his mouth to speak, the High Priest Itisekon burst out of the control room, with his cellular phone in his right hand, clapping it shut. "Are we ready to land, Captain?" "Yes, howe--" "Excellent. The Intelligence Officers have found a nice bay near the Rusheau border." Itisekon stated, pleased with current events and himself. The same Intelligence Officer from before had exit the control room to the High Priest's side, beginning to reiterate the High Priest's words, although with rationalisation. "The bay's beaches are flat but defensible positions are possible, especially in north due to the headland. The strait leading into the bay would force any incoming ships into a bottle neck, so if we must fight, we have a chance. Shaedal Bay is our best option for success." The High Priest looked over the starboard side of the ship, giving the Captain ample time to give him a glare behind his back for interrupting him twice, before turning to the crew to finally finish. "Let's just get this over with. Into the bay we go." With his commanding voice, the ship begun to turn clockwise by 90 degrees, heading towards the bay's narrow entrance. Picture of the Shaedal Bay after landing from High Priest Itisekon's camera.
  10. Tokallē Teōmatilistli a Nēkanatlakasētla Metztlikua Culture #03: Tēōmatē Basics Tēōmatē is the national religion of Metztlitlalio, with up to 80.2% of the population adhering to the many sects recognised by the Temple of Culture and Religious Life. Tēōmati is broken up into several sects, the main three are the Totas Sect, Nepanatla Sect, and the Agilni Sect. Which together make up 95.4% of all Tēōmatē followers. The main idea that all of the sects of Tēōmatē follow is that the universe has two parts. Matter (Tlamanatlē) and Form/Soul (Alamatlē). Without Tlamanatlē, the Alamatlē cannot interact with the world. And without Alamatlē, Tlamanatlē has no form and cannot interact with the world. Tēōmatē, compared to other religions of the Wurld, has very lax 'ethical laws'. And those that do exist are primarily about the upkeep of the Wurld. Such as the banned consumption of highly intelligent meats (such as fellow humans, Crescent Birds, Chimps, etc.) and restraint in the consumption of meat in general. As such, homosexual behaviour or similarly 'progressive' ideas are not considered an issue within Tēōmatē, and within the Metztlikua culture, where bisexuality is the norm, is not even considered something that could be an issue in the first place. Within Tēōmatē, there is no deity (except within the Agilni Sect and several smaller subsects.) or deities. The closest to one would be Kipakatlē, which is a giant creature that makes up the Mun (Which they call Metestlē or Tlalōkipakatlē depending on context). And where all organic material and Alamatlē come from. When someone dies, their Alamatlē returns to Kipakatlē to be reused for other life, and depending on how well that person serves Kipakatlē, their Alamatlē is reused for an organic being relative to that servitude. Which comes with the consequence that slaves are actually considered one of the highest serving groups, as they have their entire life devoting to the upkeep of the Wurld or serving those who do. Blood sacrifices to Kipakatlē to keep his energy up as he created new life use to be commonplace, however blood sacrifices were banned and subsequently removed from scripture by the Limonaian Empire, who initially thought of Kipakatlē as the Devil in disguise, but with the translation of scriptures into Cristinese for Limonaian priests to dissect, they found that Kipakatlē was more akin to a twisted form of their God, and thus attempted to synchronise the two, fazing out sacrifices and several other considered 'barbaric' practises. However a symbolic form of sacrifice is still performed using decaying organics such as plant life and/or carcasses of dead 'lesser' animals. Each living being has an Alamatlē (what is considered 'alive' or 'not alive' is up to serious debate – primarily around bacteria and viruses), which makes up their personality and form. However memories requires both Alamatlē and Tlamanatlē. One to create it, and one to store it. There are also Abstract Alamatlē, souls/forms that guide processes, such as time, perspective. And even more abstract concepts such as emotions and concepts. No Alamatlē is conscious or alive, they simply exist. Priests are, to some extent, able to communicate with other Alamatlē besides their own, the more trained and wise a priest is, the more precise and accurate their communication is. The Archpriest however, is considered to house two Alamatlē – Their personal Alamatlē, and the Alamatlē of Purpose. To give out purpose to those around them, to serve the upkeep of the Wurld.
  11. The room was large and rectangular, with a basic long table and chairs, made of a dark greyish rock. Basic. Two main windows on the eastern long side of the room overlooking the Temple of the Highest, still under repairs after decades of misuse and degradation. Scaffolding covered major towers and domes, like a metallic cobweb, with thousands of workers clambering across like spiders. "-Best wishes. Ismail Tian-Han." Oqixatlitetl stated closing the envelope and hesitantly handing it over to the Archpriestess, who reached out and plucked it from the man's hand, reading it for herself as he begun to talk. His voice was thick with a Tapelt accent, and overly ambitious for his role. "It appears as though the mother nation of the Faloki have taken well to our prospects of friendship. I suggest we take this opportunity we have with both arms out.". As Oqixatlitetl lay out his plan, he walked around the table, picking up a Popoatli from a bowl and inspected it. "Fulgistan is a rising power, and in such a prime location..." "It would not be enough." The Archpriest commanded, tapping the wooden table with her fingers. "Fulgistan may be a powerful ally, but if we wish to truly set up a network of alliances for Alharu, we will need at least one more nation." She took a deep breath and sighed. "But who?" "There is always the possibility of Eul--" But before the Foreign Affairs Minister could complete his sentence, Tletlaxoxitle cut him off, her voice stern and uncompromising. "Eulycea is out of the question. There is not a trace of our ancestor's rivals left in their Yatotlan blood.". Silence hung across the room for several minutes as the two went to deep thought. A sudden echo of a wooden door slamming rang across the room, the Archpriestess stood up in shook as the Foreign Affairs Minister put himself in front of her, expecting the worst. Instead, a young lady made herself known but entering the room. Totasaslo complexion, dark brown hair, short. Isayōkōnexetli, the Archpriest's Tekilanani, had arrived. Tentatively, Oqixatlitetl removed himself from the Archpriest's line of sight, allowing her to see her own wife without obstruction. "Isayō? What purpose brought you to us at this time?" Tletlaxoxitle questioned, her face struck with a slight frown. "Am I not welcome? I am deeply sorry if I interrupted something important." Isayō answered, bowing subtly to the Archpriest, who took several steps towards Isayō, bowing her head down in response. "Not at all. We are simply discussing that boy's Native Nation's proposal, I will come see you once we are done." She stated. The Foreign Affair's Minister raised an eyebrow in suspicious, but said nothing. "Oh! I knew you would come around to it eventually!" Her tone shifted dramatically to that of excitement, attempting to stay in a polite posture, leaning back and forth subtly. "May I recommend the Matriarchy of Oyus? Out of all of Alharu, they appear to be quite friendly to newcomers.". "We will take in your consideration, Priestess Isayōkōnexetli." The Foreign Affairs Minister replied. As he did, Isayō begun to make her leave, following her Archpriestess' orders. Better late then never. As the Priestess walked towards the exit, Oqixatlitetl leaned over and whispered into the Archpriest's ear. "Why did you not tell her about recent developments?" He questioned, his voice careful and respectful as to not disrespect his Archpriestess. "I will. In time." Tletlaxoxitle whispered, not taking her eyes off as she left, even lingering on the last spot she could be seen as she had left the room. "I do not mean to be disrespectful nor rude my Archpriestess, but..." The Foreign Minister's voice trailed off. After a moment had passed, the Archpriestess flinched and turned around towards him, speaking rather more informal then usual. "Isayōkōnexetli has had a history with the Faloki I would rather not expose right now. It would be best to withhold this information from her for now." The Foreign Minister nodded, closing his eyes as he did so. "Of course. I will inform the High Priests to tell the rest of the Temple of the Highest and the Temple of Finance. The Archpriestess sighed and fixed her slowly slouching posture to be upright, speaking formally once more. "Find out if it is in our best interest to send a letter of invitation to the Matriarchy of Oyus." "Of course, my Archpriestess."
  12. Of course :). This was just a proposal to see if people were okay with me getting involved.
  13. I’m not sure if I am too late, but Metztlitlalio would happily take in the refugee Christians if there are no other alternatives. Metztlitlalio is willing to accommodate 5,000-10,000 immediately, and if given 2-3 months to prepare, a maximum of 100,000. Anymore and the infrastructure will not be able to accommodate. Metztlitlalio has access to (although a bit shoddy) ocean liners that they can transport people with if all else fails. Metztlitlalio already has a large Christian sect with their own autonomous region that is one of the richest areas of the nation, so although Metztlitlalio is a theocracy, Christianity is a protected faith and allowed to be freely practised within the autonomous region. Below I will put reasons for why Metztli may not be a great candidate for refugees, but also why Metztli is (suspiciously) welcoming:- -Climate: Metztlitlalio has a tropical climate, perhaps not the best climate for a steppe people, however the temperature range is somewhat similar. And the Yatotla Autonomous Kalpolli (Christian region) has. Mainly deforested their region, so tropical diseases are lessened in that region. -Infrastructure As most know, Metztlitlalio isn’t exactly a powerhouse and does require further industrialising, however the Christian region is the most industrialised outside of the capital territory, and I’m sure many would prefer to live in cramped apartments or rural villages then a Haruspex labour camp. +Work Force Metztli has a population of 20 million. It needs some form of influx of migrants if it ever is to truly industrialise as so few live in the country compared to it’s size. An injection of 10,000 of working age adults would do wonders, 100,000 could potentially kick start a new base of economics... or the infrastructure could collapse. It’s a 40/60 chance to be honest. And hey, if all else fails. Metztlitlalio is in need for some cheap labour of it’s own in the agricultural and mining sectors . +Diamond in the haystack there is potential for some of the refugees to hold valuable information that Metztlitlalio can use for leverage, either politically (unlikely) or to introduce new ideas into the economy (likely). Which helps the above reason. Of course not everyone in Metztlitlalio would agree to this, but hey, it leads to some very interesting plot lines in the future. Just in time for Metztlitlalio’s 2020 elections. As stated in the past, Metztlitlalio is a MIC/LIC nation, so it would probably be best for my nation to be a last resort “we have no other options”.
  14. Indeed, I had a look at several IIwiki pages that I could gather information from, if they are up to date of course. Perhaps this ethnic family tree could one day be expanded to all currently active nations, to help visualise and consolidate data. Until then, I am still on the look out for indigenous groups of Aurelia and Alharu.
  15. The Capital Paper (Amatluatekaken) Tenoch Okelotlamachallē kicked out of her own party. The head of the Tlateqopnōsētla (also known as the Qopnō Party or Conservative Party), Tenoch Okelotlamachallē, in a stunning historic turn of events, was expelled from his own party earlier this Sunday at midnight (17th November 2019), and recently confirmed earlier today with his leaving speech. The speech was played live over the National Metztlitlalio Broadcast Network at 8am this morning. At the end of this article is a translated copy of the script for those who was unable to watch the broadcast. With Tenoch Okelotlamachallē exiled from his own political party, the possibility he will be reelected in his Kampan, Tlalōtaxakalli Otosotla, is unlikely as he is now under an independent Tlatonitōnatlē unless another party picks his up for the upcoming Kampan and Kalpollē elections in 2020. The removal of Tenoch Okelotlamachallē only a month and a half away from the start of the official campaigning season, and coupled with the refusal of both Tenoch Okelotlamachallē and the Tlateqopnōsētla party to publicly disclose their reasoning for the expulsion, has casted doubt onto the party's ability to hold dominance in the next election. The leader the other major parties have yet to release their opinions on the matter due to the lack of context and reasoning, with the leader of the Makoxotlasētla party herself, Xiadanē Xōxisynada, stated that "Until we know all the details, we can not and will not release any formal statement on the expulsion of Tenoch Okelotlamachallē from the Tenoch Okelotlamachallē.". With no leader of the party, a snap election within the party has been scheduled to begin at the end of November. Ever since I first stepped into the Tlateqopnōsētla Temple, I strived to make this nation a better place then I first came. And although I believe I have done that, the Tlateqopnōsētla Party has decided to relieve me of my duties to the people they represent, and ultimately sealed my political career to it's end. So I am today public ally announcing my forced resignation as the head member of the Tlateqopnōsētla party and it's temple. I feel as certain today as I did ten years ago that in a democracy, if you give people a choice you have a purpose, a duty, to implement what they decide. I have done my best to do that, to help the common people with the hardship of common life. I negotiated within my Kalpolli to have minimum wage increased by 10% and across Metztlitlalio for continual support of the League of Alharu and Aurelian Native Nations, which as come to be proven as widely successful for the wider economy. And I did everything I can to convince other Tlatonitōnatlē to back the proposal nationwide, and although had succeeded, not to the extent I and many others had hoped for. But it is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of my Kampan for a new Tlatonitōnatlē to lead that effort for me. And to continue the growth of Metztlitlalio by doing his or her part. Both I and the party have kept the Archpriestess, my Purpose, and the highest priests fully informed of my leave, who personally decreed my split from my party last Saturday on the 17th of November. It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver my promises I had layed out to the people of my Kampan completely, and I hope successor to seek a way forward that honours what has been built upon so far. To succeed, and to find the strength and will that I could not muster. I have always lived by the quote 'Compromise is not a weakness. Life depends on compromise.' This country is a federation. A federation of compromises, trust, and family. Not just a family for the individual ethnic groups, but for each and every one of us. Every family, every social group. We may not agree on individual policies, but nonetheless we are still a family. We stand together. And together we have potential for a great future. A future without the need of slaves, a future without the need of such fear of the outside. A future, I will be happy to watch unfold. Even if I cannot play a direct role within the Temple of the Commoners. I will still love this nation, and love the opportunity I had to serve this great and beautiful family. -Tenoch Okelotlamachallē, Wednesday, 20th of November.
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