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@Morheim is to arrive in the enclave to meet and discuss with Enclave officials

 

 (This post is just to create the thread and that is why it is short)

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Queen Julia the Younger had been rather surprised to receive the invite from a nation they had little contact with previously but Morheim was a nation that valued the concept of free trade and so this was not an oppurtunity they wanted to pass up. Julia was also keen to extend her nations diplomatic network so far she'd managed to host a few nations which had seen the creation of the Treaty for Cultural and Historical Exchange, so far only Kaitaine and Derthalon had signed it but she still held out hopes of other nations joining up. That though would have to wait for a future occasion this trip was all about business which was why Trade Minister Joachim Volkstein had joined her. 

The pair chatted about their hopes for the meeting ahead, then about the upcoming Thale football Derby, the Queen was a fan of Thale FC while her finance minister supported their cross town rivals Thale 76. It was shaping up to be a rather heated match in a weeks time and the Queen fully intended to be there. It was only as the aircraft began it descent that the pair returned their focus to matters at hand exchanging the last few pieces of advice. As the wheels touched down and the aircraft slowed to a gentle stop Julia straightened up her tie, slung her suit jacket on and made her way outside ready to meet her host nations welcoming committte. Two members of her nations Light Scouts, a unit that provided the nations ceremonial guards as well as a commando force waited in their dark green dress uniform at the bottom. They saluted their Queen as she passed by and Julia thanked them before waiting for her host. 

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The welcome party headed by cynthia Elizabeth (minister of diplomacy) but was also composed of: a dozen elite Sigma soldiers, Alexander Dunn (Enclave legate) and Dr. Jackson (enclave and Scientist). Cynthia said" Weclome To the neo-enclave, I'm representing my sister but I am also minister of diplomacy. Since my sister is out of country I'll be the highest ranking personnel you will meet. Now how, was the flight your majesty?"

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Queen Julia was a little disappointed, this was a major diplomatic visit as far as Morheim were concerned and yet the nations Head of State wasn't there to meet them, it however wasn't going to be something that took away her intentions. What was a little more concerning was the mass military presence, she understood some nations where a little more militaristic than Morheim but to have a dozen soldiers accompanying an official welcome was a little off-putting. It made Julia consider what exactly this nation was about. They had however travelled quiet some way and so Julia and Joachim would do their best to at least come away with something. "The flight was like any good flight, uneventful" Julia responded. "I'd like to present your nation with this token of friendship" With perfect timing Joachim handed her a small light brown polished wood box. Inside where four small statues each carved out of different mineral stones of different colours, black, brown, blue and red. "They represent each of the deities of our faith, its considered good luck to have all four within your home" she closed the lid once more and handed them over to her host. "Thank you for extending your invite." 

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 She took the box and said” Oh, don’t us, thank you for being so kind and we’re sorry for the military presence but since the extremist group, the exclave are still present be it an incredibly minor presence. We thought it’d be better not to take any chances. Your highness we have a limousine which will bring us to the palace and later to a few sights around them city.” She then led them to a long black stretched sedan and the enclave troops opened the doors for the queen and her entourage. After they got in their seats Cynthia said to them “Thank you guys for this but you can return to the control station. If they ask just say a military presence is not needed right now... and we don’t want to disturb our guests.” The rest of guards then left and the three entered the vehicle. @Morheim

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The Queen sat herself in the limosine and waited for her Minister to settle in beside her. "I look forward to that" Julia commented as Cynthia talked about showing them the sights. She was a student of History and Archaelogy, at least she was trying to be but in recent weeks her studies at Royal Thale University had been sadly neglected as royal duties took over her time. Her mother was still ill and since her abdication had spent most of her days seated in the Palace study watching the goings on in the plaza below only occasionally offering her young daughter advice on what to do. "So what sights shall we see?" Julia asked keen to try and get her head around who her hosts where, her lecturer at University, the well respected Professor Von Merrima always said you could understand a nation by the things it preserved and Morheim was obsessed with preserving its past, especially the old ancient libraries that dotted the country, especially the Holy Land of the Isle of Laren. She hoped anyone visiting would see the nations love of knowledge and literature and judge them by that and not the old vast forts that sat along the coast. "Perhaps you could give me some insight into your nations attitudes towards trade?" Julia asked hoping for any insight that may prove helpful. 

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Cynthia stated “We are going to see first: st. Patrick’s basilica where the Enclavite Catholic Church is run.” After ten minutes the car pulls up to a huge church with hundreds of statues on the roof with a statue (one for every monarch) including that of Jorge of House Washington. On the walls ledges are statues of: Jesus and the twelve apostles, the Virgin Mary, St. Patrick, St. Albert, St. George, st. Sebastian, st. Genevieve and St. George. In the front is a large stained glass window showing enclave History with all of the enclave monarchs led by Jorge. Cynthia then gets out of the car and they head to a statue. Cynthia says “Now before we enter this church do you have any questions you’d like to ask about the exterior?”

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The Queen was a religious person but didn't find faith massively important in her everyday life. Yes she prayed and yes she made offerings when needed to the four deities but she wasn't like some of those at the Royal Palace who every other word muttered something about an omen or the like. She was surprised that her host had brought her to a Christian Church, it was hardly a faith native to Neo-Enclave and she'd have prefered to see something of the culture of her hosts rather than some global influence. "So why did your people choose to build a Church dedicated to Saint Patrick? Why not some other saint?" she asked as they entered the Church. 

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(Sorry I took so long but I am going through a family emergency which is why this post is so short)

"Saint Patrick of many things is the patron saint of engineers, a profession we value here" said Cynthia.

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Julia had a good look around the church before returning to the host. "Perhaps you'd care to start discussions soon?" she asked. 

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