YOUR RP NATION
Full Name of Nation: The United Kingdom of Tara and Cambray
Government type of nation: Unitary parliamentary elective monarchy
Culture/ethnicity of your nation: The nation is based on the pseudo-history of Tephi Tamar, and therefore has strong roots in Jewish and Celtic cultures.
Give us a short description of your nation: Service to state and devotion to family form the bedrock of Taro-Cambrayan society. While the sexes are universally considered equal, males tend to enter political and military service while females dominate the sciences. The arts are highly values, but only composers, artists, and playwrights with past service to the state achieve any true and lasting acclaim.
Do you have an IIWiki page?: Not yet.
How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying? Long time listener, first time caller. I tend to be world-builder but never an active participant in the daily grind.
How would you describe yourself? More hair than wit and I’m balding.
RP/Writing samples (if available already): Sample #1: Jack Kearns leaned back in his chair and stretched. The analyst had spent the last couple hours watching footage of the Kohlandian Assassination as fast as it came into the Central Desk at ODIN[note]Occidental Defense Intelligence Network[note] headquarters in Kimberley. He took a sip of long-cold coffee and double-clicked the next file in the queue. It looked like B-roll for a local news crew- handheld camera from a different angle than the pool cameras. Jack popped his lips and nodded along to the succession of gunshots as if listening to his favorite song on the radio.
Definitely semi, he thought to himself. Why three in the second pair of victims? Why waste the time if you're looking for effect? "Whoah!" Jack lurched forward in his chair and rapidly clicked with his mouse to pause the recording. He backed it up a dozen frames and played it back in slow motion. The cameraman was obviously scrambling for cover and was no longer paying attention to what was being recorded. The camera raised up and caught appeared to be a silhouette standing in the window of a high rise. "What the hell are you doing up there?" Jack played and replayed the clip over and over. "You dumb sonuvab*tch!"
He quickly saved the video file to a thumb drive and twisted into his suit jacket. "Let Director Curtis' office know I'm coming up, Allison." He said to his assistant as he tossed the drive to her. "And get somebody to clean that up."
Sample #2: VICTORIA - In what is most likely the final public address of his term of office, Marcus Sydney announced the first of Grand Pacific deployments to Allegheny-Vekaiyun frontier. The governor-general spoke in no uncertain terms that the nation would honor its military commitments to Kerilo signatories and that this action was not apart of the fledgling Victoria Treaty Organization (VICTOR).
"We will not stand idly by as our allies in Yasteria fight for not only their freedom, but for that of others." Mr. Sydney continued, "Let us not forget the years we suffered as drones; the years our identities were stripped for the sake of the Hive. We will stand. We will fight. Never again shall a people be assimilated by the likes of Noi."
In a year dominated by conflict, the Republic's military has been tested and stretched- possibly too thinly. The humanitarian expedition to northern Tano in July resulted in the long-term occupation of Naju; Vekaiyun annexation of Unonian-speaking Isklevyu brought about naval expansion in the southwestern Keigan; VICTOR sees troops deploying to fill the ranks of three new legions in support of the Council of Nations. Mr. Sydney's greatest critics call his martial approach "cowboy diplomacy" but this doesn't seem to phase the outgoing chief.
"We are either form freedom everywhere or nowhere. We value all life or none at all. There can be no compromise in our resolve."
While total troops numbers are being kept confidential for reasons of national security, defense analysts estimate as many as 30,000-50,000 troopers will be transferred to the expeditionary force, the single largest deployment since the First Global War.
While not part of the venture, a battalion stationed in Naju is redeploying to Nugala, South Dveria to assist with security and humanitarian operations in the war-ravaged city.
Sample #3: DISPUTED TERRITORIES, East Keigan Sea - VICTOR inspectors, associated with the First Legion stationed in the Grand Pacific, arrived at an abandoned Rhodesian facility on the disputed East Keigan islands to gain a "better understanding" of the rogue nation's self-proclaimed "defensive operations."
Engineering teams observed several of the hastily erected radar sites that dot the islands, some giving team members pause upon noting the foundations.
According to intelligence reports released by the Defense Directorate, Rhodesia claimed possession of the islands as a defensive buffer. Defense analysts feel it was more likely a bid to control trade entering the Gulf of Prussia. Rhodesia was recently awarded ownership of a series of islands to the industrial corporation, Wey-Yu, an act that lends credence to the belief of wide-spread corruption in the upper levels of Rhodesian government.
Rhodesia's efforts to control the islands appeared to be easily thwarted; military forces withdrew as fast as they landed, abandoning hardware such as construction equipment, building supplies, and mobile launchers built-in to defensive positions.
Chief inspector Clint Kelly, a former Naval Engineer attached to Marine units that saw action in Operation Rubicon and the Tanoan Troubles, is leading a team of 18 inspectors tasked with sifting through what's left of the Rhodesian occupation. "It's going to take time to figure out what all is here," he told the CBC. "I don't think we'll understand the full scope and status of Rhodesia's efforts here for several weeks, if not months."
Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here? Yes
Why do you want to join this region?: Change of pace palate cleanser. I’ve been hard at work creating events for a feeder region. I’d like to take a break and do something for myself.
Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?: Received an official warning for using the national motto “Twice the bulls, half the bullsh*t[sic]” for the host of a bull riding event. Mods these days...
Do you have any prior experience on NationStates? If so, give a brief accounting of it. - I shared a recent interview in my introductory post that touched on my background in NS. As I also noted on Discord, I discovered I had visited Europa nearly eleven years ago as Montgisard.
Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates World Assembly? I am a Guardian in The West Pacific and must maintain WA status on the nation Bran Astor.
Anything else?: I like Funyuns but not mudkips.
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