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  1. So the OOC thread is here and I'm going to take my time here to explain exactly what I'd want to happen. What is Ceris? Ceris is the large island west of the island of Seylos and south of Derthalen. It's a complicated placed populated by a variety of nations and peoples. It's defining features are that of a poor and unstable place with frequent conflict between these nations. It is also home to the Ceriser culture, a rugged group of people formed long ago after Anglish, Alban, Cymrian, and Germanic cultures intertwined while settling the land. Below the surface, a forgotten threat has already begun to sink its teeth into the societies of Ceris. Who Are the Sentists? The Sentists were a radical cult formed over a year ago and made their appearance in the Dolch See Halloween RP. The nations of @Seylos, @Fulgistan, and Adaptus engaged with the mysterious seafaring pirates on the open ocean only for them to disappear again. The only thing known of their faith is that they greatly desire to send a message to their diety, whatever that message may be. They've already infested parts of Ceris and have started to sow chaos, though their involvement isn't strictly known just yet. A Look at Ceris Above I've numbered every territory that could make an appearance in RP's about Ceris. Of course not every one of them needs to make it into the RP or be mentioned at all, but their possibilities are there. I've assembled a Google Doc giving a brief description of each country and what it may be like at the onset of the RP. Click Here To Look At It (For the moment ignore numbers 26-31. They are only there if we need them in the future) How do I join? Won't this cause war with Seylos if I get involved? The majority of the island is of the Ceriser culture, and while distantly related to the main Seylosian cultures, relations between Seylos and these Ceriser countries has been sour. So don't worry! Seylos isn't going to throw a fit (in the beginning at least) over your involvement. As for how to get involved, you can get involved any way you see fit! With the exception of countries that have very xenophobic views almost all of them will accept help in whatever form from a country willing to offer it. These nations are on the brink of collapse and social upheaval and in general are very weak. Once your merry band of adventurers (no matter how big that group is ) gets into Ceris they will have free enough reign to move on with your bit in the story. Just don't forget you may get into conflict with another player's vision for that land. How will the story progress? Through myself. I will be making core story posts for Seylos's own adventure in Ceris and my posts will contain the major events that can effect everyone in the RP simultaneously. However don't let this slow you down, you can effect the world too without my posts. So if you're interested or have any questions that I can clear up go ahead and make a post. This is a very open ended RP and it's a story we can all build together.
  2. I was thinking about regional organisations. And the spectrum of sea-based nations came to mind. The working title is GIN: Group of Island Nations. Premise We could discuss common socio-economical topics challenges as economic development, trade and shipping, ecology, fishing, and much more. Because there'd probably be some shared problems and solutions there. Different from those other, land-based neighbours. Leadership. From a practical point of view, perhaps rotating leadership role where the Secretary-General changes every 6 months. Agenda. The Sec-Gen is responsible for organising a conference on 1 topic. That's not too much pressure to post. Look to the PIF for more RL inspiration. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Islands_Forum Or a similar RP organisation in Forest. https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=392607 Setting. Founding this somewhere in the 1970s would make sense. This would place it after the events taking place in The Law of the Sea (1959). Any interest? Off the top of my head, I'd ask these players if they're interested: @Andalla @Asgeirria @Astriedan @Bulgenstaz @Gallambria @Kipan @Llalta @Little Flau @Miiros @Orioni @Oyus @Pallamara @Sancti Imperii Catholico @Selayar @Seylos @Sunset Sea Islands @Synturia I'll attach a quick poll to gauge the amount of interest. If there is >50% positive votes, this can be considered a viable idea and we move onto establishing further details.
  3. Link to IC topic I've been working on a draft of a simplified version of the major conventions pertaining to the law of the sea. I'll get into specific provisions later, but this would provide a baseline for maritime law, allowing us to operate for the most part based on the real life rules. My thought is we could RP this convention occurring (and actually debate the couple of interesting noteworthy issues), and then just establish that the many smaller RL maritime rules were subsequently adopted by the international organization created by this convention. My thought is that this convention should happen 1-2 decades after a major global conflict, and should be based in the main port of a major maritime power. Would people be interested in participating? Any ideas on when/where the convention should occur?
  4. As a reawakening nation within Europa/Eurth, although not a dead race, perhaps not as focused upon the region about them as they might have been. It has been some time since a visit was conducted within the Haru lands, be it for simple curiosity or ventures of trade and economy. Recent events, a war, a return of the old ways, the acknowledgement of old friends and perhaps old enemies, brings the slumbering beast from its reverie once more. The Occident is in a different state then when the Empress first, and the Emperor that followed, had paid attention to it. A new emperor is about to be crowned, banners once more shall rustle in the breeze. Shall this be more of the same, or a different approach to the realm as it knows.
  5. The last activity in this alliance subforum was +6 months ago. If no activity occurs within 30 days after this notice, the alliance will be considered inactive. Thank you for your understanding.
  6. For 2019 I'm planning a small tourism RP. Its focus is to explore the cultures and sights of nations in Argis and Alharu. This will be semi-open depending on which nations grants a tourism visa to my character. The title is a pun on Mr Smith goes to Washington but other than the name this has little to do with politics. Story Mr Hidad Simizi has reached the pension age of 66 years. Unfortunately, his wife of Isla Raisi died in 2014. The couple had been married since 1971. His three children have all left the house. For the last 5 years he has been putting some money aside and now he wants to see the world. He is making plans to visit Argis and Alharu, collectively referred to here as "Alhargis". (If this works out well and Mr Simizi survives the trip, perhaps he might visit more places in the future.) Character Profile Hidad Simizi is a 66-year-old former tradesperson's assistant who enjoys watching television, baking and he is obsessed with photography. His other hobbies include jigsaw puzzles, knitting, football, cycling, donating blood. Backstory. Hidad has three children from his late wife Isla: daughter Halliye (born 1975), daughter Gloriya (born 1980) and son Jabril (born). He grew up in an impoverished working-class neighbourhood. After his mother died when he was young, he was raised by his father. He finished school and then left academia. Hidad's best friend is another tradesperson's assistant called Elmer Oweni who nicknamed him "Lazy Hidad". The two men have a very fiery friendship. He also hangs around with his neighbour Patsy Neali. They enjoy watching television together. Character. He is giving and friendly, but can also be very thick and a bit lazy. He is an Orinese man who defines himself as straight. Appearance. Physically, Hidad is slightly overweight but otherwise in good shape. He is short with brown skin, black hair and black eyes. He has a small moustache. He is allergic to milk. Countries to visit Once it's clear which countries are open to tourism, I'll have him apply for a Visa in each of these nations. If you're open to a visit, please start by filling out this form with additional details. VISA APPLICATION FORM * Requirement: (yes/no) * Max. duration: (days) * Health requirements: (which) TOURISM GUIDE * Top cities: (city names) * Sights worth seeing: (historical buildings, special places, parks) * Cultural events taking place: (what, where, when, how many days) * Getting around: (airlines, public transportation, taxi) * Local cuisine: (what to eat and drink, what to avoid) * Sleeping: (hotels) Itinerary Right now I'm thinking of having him visit Alharu and Argis from west to east. It really depends on which nations are welcoming enough to grant him a tourist Visa. @Andalla Can I start out by having my character travel via Arkhavn? Confirmed visits: Andalla (layover) Fulgistan
  7. The NationStates League is an international association football competition, to be contested by the national teams of UENA (Union des Associations Nationales de Football). The first tournament is due to commence in June 2018, and the winner will be decided in July 2018. The bidding process to select a location for the cup will start in April 2018. Calendar March: Foundation April: hosting bids May: tournament planning June: tournament start July: tournament finish Tournament Depends on the number of teams we have. If we have 8 teams, it will be an easy bracket of 8 to 4 to 2 teams With 12 teams, we can hold a group phase of 3 teams each, of which the top 2 advance. With 16 teams, the group phase can include 4 teams. Participants If you are interested in participating, please reply with the following information: Team nickname (optional): can be generated using https://www.teamnames.net/fantasy/random-team-name-generator Team colours (2) Team coach Team players: 11 names in total, can be generated using https://www.behindthename.com/random/ Team kit (optional): can be generated using http://dyo.blksport.com/ Team lineup (optional): can be generated using https://www.buildlineup.com/ OOC In 2004 we held our very first football league: the Inter-Europa Football League. Two years later, in 2006, this was continued by the Euro Cup. And now, 12 years later, I want to reboot the idea with a Nations League. We will use the tools and generators already available. To help get this started you can add your team and players. We will also be needing a global headquarters.
  8. OOC: @Fleur de Lys, you weren't contacted about the invitation of these new members because you'd left Europa. You still haven't returned to the Discord, which is where we discussed these changes, so it's very obvious that you weren't consulted. Why would we consult someone that's left the region?
  9. OOC: Only gone in the sense that I don't park my nation here anymore. I visit the forum and RMB quite frequently. After all, I didn't put years of keeping the lights on just to entirely walk away. And just in case anyone was wondering, my nation uses soft Cs, not hard. As such, you pronounce the full name as: vOH Sin Nay, and the capital city as: vOH See Ah. Otherwise, on Discord or as the name I go by most everywhere else "Voc", that's a hard sound, like saying the word "Voke". Anyway, I'd rather do this in a OOC thread, but as there is none, well, gonna do it here. Sorry. For the record, I authorized the use of mentioning Vocenae while visiting the Europa Discord, but I did not, however, authorize full use of it, or characters, named or otherwise, within it. This is a very clear use of another player's IP without permission, and while the scenario surrounding it is different, the problem behind it is no different than is I or any other player decided to go "And a group of corrupt Andallan politicians and soldiers had reached out for supporters of a coup". It's taking control of another player's assets, no matter if they're 'here' or gone entirely and it's not acceptable. Sorry if this comes off as harsh. I've had more than a few people steal things from me and my nation over the years and it's left me more than a little defensive when people take liberties with my stuff. Again, for the record, here is the amount of content that I gave permission for: This was the extent in which I was led to believe you would be mentioning my nation, which again, I gave permission for. I did NOT, however, give permission for use of anything else involving my nation. As such, I'm going to have to ask you to remove all references to my nation, beyond the above, from your post. Again, sorry if this sounds harsh, blunt or mean-spirited. It is not intended that way, but I will defend my IP. And as a basic creative rule, always, ALWAYS try to get permission from another player or if that player no longer exists, use a NPC nation. Don't ever use someone else's property without permission. And if anyone EVER needs to contact me concerning the usage of my nation in an RP, or just RP ideas in general, I am always a simple Telegram, PM or Discord Message away. PLEASE contact me as get my permission before using my nation again in the future. Thank you.
  10. Hello, community. 1. Contest Name The name for this song contest is not yet established. The image above is just one example. Suggestions are welcome. Update: It has been decided that our contest will be called the EurthVision Song Contest. 2. Hosting Bids We're looking for players willing to host an international music competition. Besides having the honour of being the host nation, you will be responsible for providing a venue and welcoming participants. If there are multiple bids to host this event, the person to make the strongest case for their nation will be selected by public vote. Some relevant examples of earlier stories include: 2006 Concert Season by @Vocenae 2017 KavuFest by @Cavunia Update: The single hosting bid we received was from @Prymont. They have the honour of hosting the 2018 event and will be your Game Master for this RP. http://www.europans.com/topic/4753-song-contest-signup/?do=findComment&comment=40008539 3. Contest Signup Why reinvent the wheel? The description of earlier NationStates Song Contests helps explain how a contest like this is run. Here is how to participate: This will also serve as the official participant's signup sheet. Name your participant, and perhaps include an example of their music. YouTube anyone? [b]Nation Name:[/b] Your nation's name goes here. [b]Official Broadcaster:[/b] Your official broadcaster for EV goes here. [b]Song Title:[/b] The IC Song title goes here. [b]Artist(s) Name(s):[/b] The name of your act goes here. [b]Tune:[/b] The real life tune you're basing your song on goes here. [b]Lyrics:[/b] The lyrics to your song, must be 80% original. Have fun and enjoy! Archived copy of the previously proposed logo. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/274678876242837505/438781725477175296/Voicenae_Prymont.png
  11. One of the main draws for me is international affairs and diplomacy. The rare times this is possible, is when someone organises an event or a meeting. I'd love to see more regular events like this happen. This is why am proposing to create our own Model United Nations. (See Wikipedia for more information.) An institution for everyone to discuss IC their complaints about other nation's actions. An opportunity to be a force for good, or condemn evildoers. A linchpin for the creation of other institutions. Yet another way for news media to criticize ineffective politicians. Practical How do I see this working? Everyone is a member, unless they explicitly demand to leave. Combination of General Assembly and Security council. Led by a Secretary-General who is elected every X months. If this works, there can be offshoots and specialised agencies, for example: UNESCO, WHO, IMF, etc.
  12. well, i am interested in starting some sort of historical RP, as i thnk it owuld be an intersting experiance to have RP's without the massive mussiles and WMB that so dominate matters nowadays. The problem is that in order to play out part of europas past, we all need to agree what time frame we are looking at, what sort of technological age we are in, and some indecation of where we are going. Some nations may want to play out a particuler event, others may just wish to start at a time with a nation, and see where we go from there. I suggest that all people intersted in a 'europas past' RP topost in a new thread i will create with any ideas they have about it, as we will all have to agree on a theme for the RP to work. people, pleae post here with any ideas you masy have on how to work this.
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