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    RP Mentor: History
  • 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. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports 200 million people celebrate Āhuni O'POLIS -- The Orinese New Year is just around the corner. The first day of spring, or the spring equinox, falls on Wednesday this year in the Northern Hemisphere. But you don't have to be Orinese to celebrate. More than 200 million people worldwide, in Orioni and the diaspora, celebrate the day. For millions of people across the Eurth, Āhuni is no small celebration. Think Christmas, New Year's and a national holiday combined. Add to it family gatherings, festivities, delicious fish, rice and spices. Āhuni is Oharic for New Year. It means "new day." It's not a religious holiday but rather a universal celebration of new beginnings. Welcoming the future while shedding away the past. That's why families use this time to spring clean their homes and closets and buy new clothes. Āhuni promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families. It's a time of reconciliation. The Tacolic festival of Easter also falls in spring. Themes such as the Resurrection of the Tacolic saviour, and symbols like The Easter egg, are also associated with rejuvenation and renewal.
  2. Hosts So we have 3 volunteers for hosting this. That's nice. This will serve as our list for figuring out the next years of this RP. Once the organisation has been founded we can skip ahead relatively fast. 1974: Kipan 1975: SIC 1976: Oyus 1977: SSI Etc. Secretary-General We just follow the easy principle of having that year's host also be the sec-gen. You run the agenda. And you also have to host the thing. By the time we hit the 2010s I'm sure everyone will have had their turn. Next steps I'll reply to the existing posts. @Kipan will get to host the first round of GIN. Pick a city and we'll make it the $cityname Accords. We'll make our way over there. Send either a foreign affairs wonk or economist or both. Complain about prices, bring other topics into the mix. Decide to found GIN Everyone who's late to the game can just show up. IC you can say the invite was forwarded. I guess the 1970s were a bit more informal than today.
  3. Map: https://i.imgur.com/cbRIrsa.png Added: @Rhodellia in South-Aurelia Edited: Added sea names Added peaks & mountains Added rivers for @Iverica Added cities for @Ide Jima Turned the 'UBPSSIF Protected Marine Preserve' into an islands chain as agreed with @Sunset Sea Islands and @Andalla Removed: Asgeirria islands outside their main island from Aurelia Derthalen expansion reservation from East-Argis Imperial States of Europe (ISE) from South-Marenesia Tallovia from South-Thalassa Poland-Lithuania from central Argis UBPSSIF islands from North-Thalassa, as explained above
  4. @Rhodellia I'm looking for some kind of analogy with present-day Argentina, which includes 8% German-speaking people. Tie that into a colonial past similar to @Shffahkia and @Faramount. Both of these are on the eastern side of Aurelia and Alharu. That geography gives them a different influence compared to the western side. It think we can add a continuity that works by finding a timeline that matches.
  5. @Rhodellia Some thoughts on this map request. Academy trajectory went positively. News. RNN has a good mix of stories and social media. Factbook. Oh my, that's detailed. You're already hinting at the area you'd like to be in. I'm not commenting on the contents since @Variota has done so already. Culture. While native cultures can go about anywhere, the specific mention of RL Anglo-Saxons ("American, German, British“) will already hint at someplace outside the tropics. You also mentioned a "generally mild and temperate" climate. Locations. Usually, there are three options. In this case, I had to struggle to find a 3rd choice. East-Argis somewhere between to the existing similar countries. Have a look at the triangle between Morheim, Derthalen and Alenveil. That'd explain away the proximity to @Derthalen and troops appearing there. Deep south Aurelia. As you drew on the map, just further south, to hit that climate. Or change some facts and enter a more tropical area. Inland sea area between Argis and Alharu. The texts above feel Portuguese as Variota also noted. This would open up the southern shores of Argis, from the Verde Sea in the west, to the Mediargic in the east. Still fits into your exploration story.
  6. @Rihan Thank you for taking care of this. I'll go through my remaining pages, and any untagged or OOC ones. Did they share an approximate date when the old IIWiki will disappear?
  7. A very happy birthday to you @Cristina!
  8. 🎉 A very happy birthday to you! 🍾

    1. Cristina
    2. Orioni

      Orioni

      I wish you the best day today. 🤩 That all your wishes and dreams may come true.

    3. Cristina

      Cristina

      Today's gonna be a great day!

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  10. Thank you @Sunset Sea Islands. I used the absence as an opportunity to insert some uncertainty. The EOS icebreakers also needed to be spotlighted. It is one required step before we can also establish an Antargic research station. And, of course, the zone management. The Aurelians wanting a piece of the pie was to be expected. And I must admit, it makes the situation rather interesting. But I'm glad you agree with the final outcome. @Miiros and I had a private discussion about this. Whether or not we were going too far. In the end, we decided on sticking with our first proposal, and waiting for the inevitable pushback. Which, surprisingly, didn't come . But in your case, this doesn't really matter since you just joined EOS.
  11. 03:00 aboard HMS Tornado Southwestern Azure Sea The back and forth rocking of the ship was enough to put Lieutenant Commander Belizón to sleep. He was exhausted from another long day commanding the HMS Tornado. During the weekend they had protected a convoy of merchant ships going from Niederoestereich to Miiros. Suddenly, a metallic sound. Someone was outside his cabin, banging on the door. Belizón woke up immediately. He still felt tired. But he remained professional as ever. From the chair, he grabbed his uniform jacket it on and opened his cabin door. Standing right there was warrant officer Mikaelis, part of the night crew. "Sir, apologises for the disturbance, but we have an urgent emergency." "You can explain it on the way, Mikhaelis." Belizón walked straight past Mikaelis, right towards the ship's bridge. The hallways were filled with a dim red glow. Surface ships change lighting during "darken ship" or after sunset and after sunrise. It makes them more difficult to detect from afar. "Sir, we've received a distress signal from a @Sa Haran oil tanker. The SV Khabastan. They report at least 4 small vessels on approach. Possibly more. The ship rejected our navy's proposal to convoy towards their port of final destination in @Ide Jima." "Those reckless idiots," Belizón grumbled. By now they had reached the ship's bridge. The bridge used blue-tinged light. To facilitate easier viewing of various monitors, charts, and general reading. Captain in deck." "At ease. Sitrep?" "Sir, six pirate vessels confirmed. The oil tanker is 80 km away SSW. Our ship might not get there on time. But the helos can. Our commandos are preparing for departure."
  12. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports Navy foils pirate attack on oil tanker off the Bainbridge coast LAHAINA, Bainbridge Islands -- Orioni's naval forces have successfully thwarted a pirate attack on an Orinese oil tanker off the Bainbridge coast. Pirates in 6 speedboats attacked the oil tanker with a cargo of more than 150.000 tonnes coming from @Sa Hara. However, commandos of the Navy’s Operation Ocean Guard, which patrols the Azure Sea in an anti-piracy operation, managed to repel the attack. The operations fleet, which includes the HMS Tornado, set off for high seas in the summer of 207 on a mission to maintain the Orioni Empire’s power in international waters and safeguard maritime routes. In recent years, Orioni’s Navy has increased its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers. In line with international efforts against piracy, the Orioni Navy has been conducting patrols in the Azure Sea and around the Bainbridge Islands, safeguarding merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Orioni or other countries. Orioni's Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Orinese and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.
  13. The new default theme is pretty boring. Fortunately, we can set a custom header image. It will look something like this. Your suggestions for images are welcome here. Keep in mind that we can only add 1 image, instead of the 5 variants we had before.
  14. (OOC topic: Group of Island Nations.) Prologue Most island nations weren't directly involved with the Second Argic War (1968-1974). As islands, their relative geographic isolation was one advantage. Shielded by a natural 'wall of water', any military action would require transport across the sea. And a large-scale maritime invasion was never in the books. But none of the islands nations could escape the consequences of the Argic conflict. They felt its impact in all kinds of ways. This wall of water was also a curse. Any island nation, whether they be small like @Llalta and @Oyus or large like the @Seylos or @Gallambria, dependend on maritime shipping for imports of raw materials and finished products. They had made efforts in the 1960s to diversify the sources of supply. But the degree of their vulnerability had never been registered with such intensity as during this 2nd Argic War. By the summer of 1972, the dependence on foreign imports was becoming critical. Especially the energy supply faced two serious problems: uncertain supply and high cost. Events in Argis led to another round of crude oil price increases. The warring parties were willing to pay steep prices to keep their military machines running. If needed they'd take out massive loans. Whatever energy output remained, it had to be shared among non-combatant nations. And island nations were the last in line. Motorists and truck drivers faced long lines at gas stations beginning in summer 1972 and again in 1973. Fishers were protesting because their trips were becoming uneconomical. Criminals were buying up whatever they could get their hands on, to resell these same goods at exorbitant prices. People were unhappy. And by 1974 this displeasure was showing. ∴ March 1974 Imperial summer palace Orioni Marble floors. Large windows. A high ceiling. Tropical potted plants in the corner. The Empress' audience chamber looked impressive as ever. It was only March, but the temperatures in southern Orioni were already quite warm for this time of the year. The ageing empress never liked to stay in the busy city of O'polis. At age 66, Empress Owa Nabérrie (1908-1989) preferred the summer palace by the sea. It had a much better view. And there was plenty of fresh air. Salty, perhaps, but that's just how she liked it. "Our people are complaining," grumbled Empress Owa Nabérrie at the Chairlady during the weekly audience. "And you don't seem to be doing anything about it, Berhanu." Owa remained comfortably seated. Perhaps if she'd been 20 years younger, she would have gotten in Berhanu's face about it. But that was then. It wasn't the first time Chairlady Berhanu Talagi had received a scolding from the ageing monarch. And for good reason. Berhanu remembered her promises during the general election. How she'd create more jobs and promote Orinese exports. So she apologised profusely. "Your Highness, I'm as concerned about the situation as you are. The people are sick of these high energy prices. It's the war in Argis. It's been really hurting our economy. The conflict is making it very difficult for us. We have to juggle the competing interests of food imports, electricity production and gasoline." "Yes, Berhanu. I know that. Any college-level student knows that. You don't have to lecture me about policy," answered the Empress calmly. Berhanu’s explanation didn’t convince her. Blaming others wasn't reason enough to explain the government's inaction. She had expected an answer like that. With a small smile, she replied: "Surely our nation is not the only experiencing these problems? Just look at how that young king Tomasso is using nuclear technology over at the @Sunset Sea Islands. Where are our nuclear power plants?" Berhanu felt lost for words. Yes, she'd known of the early successes of this new technology. "Your Highness, this is true. But there are also the Gallambrians and Kipanese, who face similar issues as we do. Energy prices won't come down as long as this Argic War rages on." Owa wasn't buying it. Another deflection, she thought. Politicians are always putting the blame on others. "Nonsense. I'm sure there's a way forward. I suggest you send a telegram to the leaders of these other nations. There's a lot we can learn from one another. I expect to see some results, Chairlady, and I expect them soon." Owa extended her hand, signalling that this audience had ended. "Yes, your Highness, I will get on it right away," answered Berhanu. She wouldn't send a telegram. Telegrams were old technology, from the Empress youth. Much easier would be to use the telephone or telex. Those had become more and more reliable for international communication. (OOC: please review these comments.)
  15. That's all very possible. For starters, though, let's start out as a talking shop in the 1970s. Low-key collaboration on specific issues that al island nations deal with. Skipping forward in time we can let it evolve into an assembly (or not). Compare it to have plenty of RL organisations evolved. The initial setup would still be similar to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Islands_Forum @ Everyone who wanted to participate: the prologue is ready. It outlines the economic problems we face and share. Some notes before we go forward: Host city. I'm looking for a partner to host this first informal meeting. People. This'll be just a regular chat. It can involve your 1974 head of state, foreign affairs or economy ministers. Just don't recycle the same people. This event is taking place 45 years ago. None of your existing characters will have been around. Invitation. You've already confirmed your participation, so... We'll just say that everyone else is allowed to show up. Someone will have told someone else and the invitation was passed along. Outcome. Formation of GIN. This includes appointing a secretary-general.
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