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  • Birthday 12/08/1982

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    Orioni 2
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    O'polis
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    Empress Nabérrie
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    Chairlady Pristo

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  1. With the latest update of @Salvia and the Discord discussions, I get the feeling we keep moving the goalpost. This is what it looks like from my point of view. First it was about allowing in new members which is fine with me. The Aurelian League had already hinted at that. Then it became about redefining the zones and that was always going to happen. A more equal share for all signatories. Now it's about whether or not EOS remains a signatory to ARTHA or not. On an OOC level I have no problem with the pushback. It makes the international relations more interesting. RL Antarctica has plenty of overlapping claims. It'd increase IC Eurth realism to have more disagreements. Less friendly, less Mary Sue do-gooders. I can also work with that. In the IC realm, if you want to push the EOS out, this 3rd council will end with Mr Wayanor walking away. That's also an interesting conclusion, but not really what we set out to do in the first place. Which scenario will it be?
  2. Yes, I know: December is still a loooong way off. But with the first half of 2020 over, it would seem like a good time to start collecting nominations. We don't always remember in December what was written in January. So why not use the Summer lull to open up the discussion. No need to share your complete list. You can always amend it later in the year. Nominations Nominations are open up the community. You can nominate more than once. This is an opportunity to tell everyone about that great story you wrote that went unnoticed. Are you feeling low on nomination inspiration? Have a look at the topics in "Our picks". Here are the categories we'll re-use. When nominating you can use the numbers as reference. [Pax Eurthica] Which nation is the most peace-loving nation in the region? [Big Stick Dick] Which nation do you think is likely to declare war on you at the drop of a pin? [The Pushitzer Prize] Which news agency have you found to be the most realistic? [Bron Urgundy Award] Which news agency do you get the most giggles out of? [Fully-Diplomatic] Which well-written diplomatic event do you think has made a significant impression on the world? [Business Cat] Which well-written event or series of events do you think has been the most significant in global trade? [Moving the Goalpost] Which well-written cultural or sports event do you think has been the most entertaining? [Leading the Green Scene] Which event or resolution do you think has had the best results for our environment? [Ms/Mr Congeniality] Which RP character do you find to be the most likeable? [Lex Loathor] Which RP character do you like the least? [Notable N00b] Which member that joined in 2019 deserves our special recognition? Do you have an great idea for a 12th category? We'd love to hear it! Previous editions Europa's Annual 2017: All in Poll Europa's Annual 2018: Return of the Poll Eurth's Annual 2019: Revenge of the Poll Timing The actual deadline is sometime in December.
  3. In two week I have a few days of vacation planned. From Monday the 3rd of August to Friday the 7th. That is, if this 2nd wave of COVID-19 remains under control. We're not flying. Just driving. But under the previous lockdown only work-related travel was allowed. If all goes to plan I won't have access to a computer, but may check my phone once in a while.
  4. Congratulations @Eskeocha on your graduation through persistence and effort. The culture you describe is a little bit vague ("Alaskan") but we can certainly work on collecting more details. From what I imagine the area looks like, it'd be a good place for historical settlements of whale hunters and other large marine mammals. The climate would fit the region. The most recent climate map shows a warm and cold current splitting off your east coast. The latest map rework will include islands towards the east as well. The land area you selected for your stats is [4] "very large" . That'd be ±350.000 km2. Following our tutorial for Google Earth, I calculated the area you drew is ±470.000 km2. You can see it in this screenshot. To follow the same rules for everyone, we'll need to reduce the area to 3/4 the current size. This could be achieved by making two changes: Follow the western mountains as border. This would preserve Mt Caskada, but put Abasol outside the area. This saves ±40.000 km2. Redrawing the NE border along the upper course of the river towards Mastikan. This has a smaller impact, and allows for future expansion opportunities. This saves ±60.000 km2. It would seem reasonable to subtract the Cranarie Passage from the land area. This saves ±35.000 km2. I will require a change to the topography. Certainly not impossible, just a bit more work. But... it would also create a loophole of requesting larger land areas by adding lakes and subtracting their area. For this reason I'd rather not subtract it from the total area. The above two changes should be enough.
  5. Mr Wayanor spilt his drink. It happened while Minister Remmen was staring at him. The glass had slipt his hand, and now his pants were all wet. It was a fitting metaphor for the position he found himself in. Minister Remmen's arguments were rock-solid. And that last little sting, using his words against him? Wayanor was sure it would follow him around for the rest of his career. "Minister Remmen," he said calmly while his assistant Ms Julia Atenas tried dabbing his pants with some tissues that quickly started to fall apart, "As you can see, I must ask for a brief recess while I change into another outfit. Shall we say... 30 minutes?" Half an hour was more than enough for Wayanor. In fact, he only needed ten. Would anyone notice the delay tactic? This so-called accident would buy him some time for a private discussion. Or even a phone call to a certain someone in the city of Andro. Their host proved very accommodating, again. Wayanor and his team moved to a side-room in the Røvik Hotel. "Sir, while you take a moment to change I will reach out to Andrew Pipkin," asked Ms Atenas. It was a good idea. Wayanor didn't want to inform Councillor Hackney about the major pushback he was receiving. Orinese politics didn't work like that. The perception was just as important as actual accomplishments. Perhaps even more important. Reaching out to his old mentor Sir Pipkin seemed like a good strategic alternative. Meanwhile, his other aide, the young Mr Atikili Tenya, could rush up to the hotel room and grab some fresh pants. It took a while for the secure connection to get through. And there was a time difference to account for. But a few minutes later Sir Pipkin was on the line. He appeared to be outside some club, wearing a bright patterned outfit. "Ah hello, Toby. This is a surprise. It's been a while. And what an unusual hour," the former councillor said, "What can I do for you?" Wayanor explained the situation: the military alliance questions, housing the HQ, zone management, side-projects, etc. Pipkin listened for no more than 3 minutes before interrupting. "No no no Toby! You're seeing this all wrong," Pipkin called out, waving his hands in front of the camera phone, "The only thing that matters here is the zone management. What you need to do is turn the tables." Wayanor looked at the screen with a blank stare. "Listen, Toby, I'll let you in on a little secret" continued Pipkin, "We always envisioned the large EOS zone as a bargaining chip for something better, something more important. The way I see it, you can turn this around and make it into a nice PR moment for the Entente. By 'sharing' the large Antargic zones with other nations, you'll be the peace-maker. People will quickly forget the change in some territory down in Antargis. It'll soon be forgotten when the next news cycle rolls around." The two men further refined the argumentation. Ms Atenas had made ample notes. After another review, they said goodbye to Sir Pipkin. His perspective proved most helpful. Meanwhile, the second aide, gasping for breath, had returned with some fresh pants. The colour didn't match his jacket. But that was alright. The combination gave off an air of Variot je ne sais quoi, resembling a style similar to Dr Fantuitlant. Refreshed and feeling more confident about their approach, the Orinese trio stepped back into the room. Wayanor sat down again. "My apologies to keep you waiting," he spoke with a slight smile, feeling more confident than before, "The change in outfit has allowed me to see the change in perspective. It has become clear from the arguments you shared today, that there is a great passion for the Antargic. This latest announcement by Minister Remmen on the creation of a seed bank highlights this even more. It is in this shared passion that I think a compromise can be reached. Humanity stands to gain much from increased peaceful cooperation. What we propose to do is…" Encourage. We want to encourage greater participation in preserving and protecting Antargis. A revision of the Antargic Zone Management as outlined by Minister Remmen is key, considering the proximity of each signatory; Observance. We want to continue the observance of the original Antargic Regulation Treaty, which included recognition of the Entente as a valued signatory and partner; Service. We want to provide service and shoulder our fair share of the burden. This includes continuing transports of people and supplies to and from Antargis, maintaining coastguard patrols within the Antargic circle, and improving our search and rescue capabilities in cooperation with other signatories. "What do the council participants think of this proposal?" Wayanor wanted to take another sip from his glass of water. But then he realised he had no more glass.
  6. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports Visit Orioni: top 5 destinations you must experience O'POLIS -- From the beaches of Amilaki, to the chaos of Zuidhaven, alongside the history, culture and jungles, there is just so much to see in Orioni. There is no question about it, Orioni is one of our absolute favourite countries to visit. If you’re looking for somewhere tropical, relaxed and has amazing food, you'll find it hard to pick somewhere more idyllic and relaxed. Whether you are staying in a tranquil Oriental beach villa, or a hotel suite in a high-rise Zuidhaven hotel, there are plenty of possibilities for everyone. The country is home to a variety of landscapes and climates. You can find crystal clear blue waters and blinding white sand running around the edge like Dimeti and Deseti, just two of its many spectacular islands. If you want something different you can experience the bustling chaos of Zuidhaven, or climb up into the cooler mountains in the northeast. Here you will find peaceful jungles, rich spirituality and picturesque views. Wherever you go, you will find yourself charmed by the ancient and mysterious culture, the delicious food and the welcoming locals. If you've been to Orioni a few times, you'll have created a routine for yourself. Fly into O'polis or Zuidhaven and stay for a few days. After that, it is off to a dreamy beach getaway. With so much to offer it can be hard to narrow things down. With that in mind, here are our top five destinations in Orioni that you have to visit. 1 O'polis Even if your plans for Orioni mainly involve frolicking on a beach and eating as much biryani and spiedini as humanly possible, you'll probably spend at least a day or two in O'polis. There are plenty of things to see and do in the capital, but the Imperial Palace should be at the top of your list. This is the number one sightseeing attraction in the city, and it's staggering in both historical significance and craftsmanship. 2 Zuidhaven Orioni's bustling 2nd city can be overwhelming at first. It is a hive of activity and its chaos is all part of its charm. The sights, sounds and smells that assault your senses will also inspire your curiosity. Each street will bring something new and alien to try to understand. It makes the perfect introduction to the country and southeast Europa as a whole. For history buffs and photography enthusiasts, a favourite stop is the ruins of Hierapolis. The ruins of this old city still stand proud despite enduring centuries of battle and exposure to the elements. It offers many lovely photo opportunities. 3 Deseti Deseti is Orioni's largest island, and also one of its most well-established island resorts. The island is popular with everyone from backpackers and stag parties, to rich and discerning EOS diplomats looking for 5-star luxury. Just like all the other islands in Orioni, it has unreal beaches fringed with swaying palm trees, and these are Deseti's main attraction. You will undoubtedly find it a peaceful place to relax after the commotion of Zuidhaven, but it is certainly no backwater either. There are also opportunities to get to know the local culture on the island, with the Sahini monastery being a great place to start. There are a wide variety of places to stay on the island, and luxury retreats offer some of the best villas in Deseti. 4 Dimeti The name Dimeti refers to a chain of barrier islands, and the largest island in particular. It is a much smaller place than some of Orioni's other beach destinations. If you're not looking for a party, Dimeti is a great option. There are plenty of attractions in the Amilaki region, but the main one is diving along the Weledi Gulf. The waters are teeming with colourful fish, as well as coral reefs and turtles and the landscape is so unique with little islands popping up everywhere. 5 Adansi If you finally decide you have had enough of the beach, head up to Adansi to see a completely different side of the country. The city is located in the mountainous Kidusi province, and it is the perfect place to base yourself if you want to see what the area has to offer. Mountain walks, mysterious hill tribes and ancient temples are just some of the things to do around Adansi. Elephant rides are a popular activity here, although the practice is sometimes ethically questionable. You'll love visiting the elephant sanctuaries, transplanted from the Kingdom of @Koku, which allow visitors to appreciate these magnificent creatures while providing them with a safe and loving environment at the same time. (OOC: I was planning my own summer holiday. But the options in 20202 are rather limit with fluctuating quarantaine rules and travel restrictions. So wondering about fictional travel proved an easy alternative.)
  7. FROM: Diplomatic outreach, EOS Headquarters, Deseti island, Orioni BCC: Mrs Yumi Kochi, Ministery of foreign relations, Esonyaveli, Serene Kingdom of @Esonice Foreign relations department, Xincheng, Holy State of @Heiheguo Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Auvergne, Federal Republic of @Acadia Secretariat of foreign affairs, Aulon, Confederal Republic of @Little Flau Diplomatic sorority, Arrakeen, Theocracy of @Kaitaine Secretariat of foreign affairs, Maurotopia, Most Serene Republic of @Mauridiviah Chief of Foreign Affairs, Wanaveraʻa, Monarchy of @Selayar Esteemed representative of your proud nation, For more than 14 years, the Entente of Oriental States has paved the way towards economic, scientific and security. cooperation. Great progress has been achieved in the interest of a long-lasting peace, protecting sovereignty and furthering good relations between neighbours. I am honoured to extend the hand of friendship, and would like to humbly invite you to join the Entente as member state. As a nation bordering the great and vast Oriental Ocean, you are already entitled to take up a position of observer status. Please take your time to debate and consider this formal invitation. We look forward to your reply. Cordially, Mr Tobiya Wayanor
  8. @Wellsy Congratulations Jon! Enjoy your lovely 39th birthday.
  9. 🎉 Congratulations! Enjoy this lovely birthday. 🙂 

  10. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports Checking wastewater pollution in Mar province MAR YAHOSN -- The Weledi Gulf Tourism Cooperative (WGTC) has called for addressing the pollution caused by wastewater in the Weledi Gulf and the Dimeti Barrier Islands. The Cooperative raised the issue of wastewater from tour boats and tourism activities. Pollution caused by discharges from vessels remains a challenge despite many regulatory efforts taken by provincial authorities. The Dimeti Barrier Islands in northern Orioni are made up of 67 islands that span 250 square kilometres in length along the northern edge of Mar province in the Amilaki region. The largest island, called Dimeti, has roughly 9.000 inhabitants, with an additional 3.000 people living on floating fishing villages off the coast. The island is the adventure-tourism capital of Orioni, with places to mountain bike, rock climb, hike, and more. In 2019 around 750 tourism boats operated in Weledi Gulf, including over 200 vessels that anchored overnight. In April and May, the WGTC invited two international experts to evaluate the sustainable tourism management and environmental protection in the bay. The experts concluded that the gulf wasn't threatened by pollution. Nonetheless, they did express concern over growing tourism numbers and ineffective waste management, concluding it would pose a significant threat. Both experts also hoped the province would soon announce the standards for wastewater systems. Mr Gideta Yelemi, the Provincial Director of Environment, said the department has asked the Council of the Environment to set national wastewater treatment standards that could be adopted by 2020. Mr Yelemi added that: "All boat owners understand the impact on the environment of untreated wastewater from cruise ships. They support the initiative to instal treatment systems on vessels." During a recent workshop with stakeholders from business circles and the provincial government, the Zuidhaven Institute of Technology (ZIT) presented several technology and management solutions to alleviate wastewater pollution in the area. The solutions are aimed at helping tour boat owners comply with stricter regulations: either having built-in treatment systems or using external treatment services.
  11. Map: https://i.imgur.com/aNbWKDS.png Added: @Anatea in Aurelia. Europan NPC's to completely fill the void, after long discussions with Tag about Aroman history. Edited: Shorter canal for @Tagmatium Rules. Renamed New Halsham to Rettenmyr for @Prymont. The background layer is now V3 from the Climate Map Rework. The topography will return once that's done, to avoid any confusion of sharing intermediate versions. Removed: City of "Manitou" for Prymont.
  12. In that case you'll get a little more land in the south to add that bend in the north.
  13. I need to find a way out of the stalemate without losing face. Some kind of hollow victory. Just not the HQ, because that'd just cost money. And the HQ is no use for spying on communications, if I'll soon be using the 5G networks of Gallambria and SSI, both of which are ISTC members. In order of importance, I think what I want is: For EOS to remain a recognised partner, even with the "whole military not allowed" argument. I'd argue that we signed the treaty, hosted a council, and were invited to the 3rd. That already indicates recognition and acceptance. Otherwise we'd lose the option for more drama later on. Patrol the Antargic coasts for security, delivering goods back and forth on those ice breakers. Potentially sell similar tech to other polar nations. Fix the search and rescue helicopters so they actually function in the cold climate. Something Aamotech can help with. I'll need to start a trade topic. (I've dropped the sharing of technical innovations. You could use it as a non-negotiable and Wayanor will give in to this.) (Drop any opposition to Variota's and Seylos plans for exploitation. Let's leave this door open for future disagreements.) And in return Mr Wayanor can position himself as the person who: Is a peace-maker for sharing the large Antargic zones with other nations. A nice PR moment that will help people forget about how much territory he actually gave away. Secure EOS recognition as an equal partner.
  14. @Anatea I'm alright with this spot in Aurelia, seeing as @Shffahkia also has some Lysian/Cristinese ties. I hadn't considered the area since it so far away. And you can keep Oyus company. Play navy games with Gallambria. Get involved with the southern continent. I'll go ahead and measure the areas so it's not too big. The peninsula is only 120.000 km2. Medium area = 210.000-250.000 km2. So you can add another 90-130K. Would you like the coast to bend north or south?
  15. Hi @Anatea. I'll write up a short reply before heading to the restaurant for my one-year anniversary. Climate. You mentioned "mediterranean climate [...] with maybe a little desert". Since I'm not exactly sure where this would go with the climate update, I'm tagging @Metztlitlaca and @Heiheguo for advice. Culture. Several people have correctly pointed out that the !Italian area is more to the east. Anything where Limonaia could have been. Especially where this meets Central Argis. The island north of @Seylos could work if you can agree to have more Anglo-Saxon (Buranian) influence than Greco-Latin (Aroman). That big island along measures 250.000 km^2. 3 potential locations: The culture would fit somewhere along the sea between Argis and Alharu. The screenshots @Iverica shared with @Tagmatium Rules's drawings make sense. Plenty of competitive neighbours around. If an island-location is a must, there's the option of replacing @Valacia. https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Valacia Unfortunately they left us for another region little under a year ago. https://www.nationstates.net/nation=valacia Those 4 eastern islands measure about 33.700km^2. The island west of it is another 23.500 km^2, currently unclaimed nor reserved as expansion. Nice strategic location. For the desert you could later expand into a coastal area in Alharu. Something more out of the box could be East Argis, closer to Alenveil. That theatre of operation is quite interesting. I'm sure the North Adlantic states would be very happy to welcome a new neighbour.
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