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10th Annual Auraid Summit

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Following the ride from the motorcade, Prime Minister Alvaro Tartaglione quickly followed the PyeMcGowan leaders into the Hall of Prosperity. He sits down in the Blue Merchants Hall, opposite of Prince Von Dover, Deputy Prime Minister Dawson, and Prime Minister Willowston. At the sight of the protestors, he could feel anxiety bubble up in his chest and his throat tighten. What am I nervous about? he asked himself, It's just fishing rights. It'll only be fishing rights. Right? 

As the flashes spread like a virus across the Blue Merchants Hall, Prime Minister Tartaglione flashes a smile and waves politely as the leader should. He looks around at the Blue Merchant's Hall, marveling at the ornate decoration of PyeMcGowan and how intricate the placement of everything was. "Your hall is wonderful, Prince Von Dover," he quickly commented before folding his hands over the desk and looking over at him with a calm smile on his face, clearly ready to begin.

"Shall we?" he asks as he straightens his tie before returning to his original position. He tried to look as calm as possible, but he was terrified internally. He wasn't sure if this was going to turn out right or of this would erupt into anger. He mentally questioned how someone could do this for their entire life, let alone five years? He forced back his negative emotions and continued with his calm and collected state, waiting for the summit to begin.

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The room was quickly cleared by non essentials, such as press, and very low level officials, and It became very clear to the Alenian delegation on the purpose of the meeting.Admiral Henry Jordan, of the 6th Fleet, stands and presents some images “Here are images taken by one of our sattelites. As you can see here the Theodorians have seemed to have caught on what we’ve been talking about, by further increasing their presence in the bay, as well as the northern area of borderlands. And over here, we believe that the Theodorian Navy are Building what seems to be a reasonably sized aircraft carrier, suggesting that they have boosted their military budget by many billions.”, The room falls silent. “We believe, thanks to intelligence recently gathered, that the Theodorians not only know all of our land and propositions, but also the ins and outs of our fleet, and the ABDS. With this knowledge a counterattack could be evermore successful”

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The Alenian Prime Minister was somewhat thrown off-guard for not being told the real plan. He could feel sweat begin to well from his forehead, he ran his fingers through his hair and thought, taking in the knowledge he was given. He analyzed and quickly came up with a way to respond.

"War would be risky, though. It would shock the citizens if it struck," he snapped his fingers, "like that. We would need to postpone this to not cause sudden riots because of how quickly we came into this war. However, there is the risk of Theodoria taking advantage of our compassion for our citizens and striking right away. This knowledge is something very dangerous to have. If we were to give out small bits of information to the press and ease them into the situation, it might raise suspicion, but at least the citizens would know and wouldn't be suddenly shoved into a conflict that they had no way of knowing about."

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The Prime Minister turns on his microphone “ I agree with the Alenian, we had looting in Broadam, one of our safer areas, during Jones Island. The least we could do is recognise that war is forseeable and increase security for those living on the border. As of yesterday the Auraid Bay Fishing Community or Abfico put an amber warning to those fishing and conducting other commercial activities in close waters, I believe Mr Samuel Halbert has additional Information”

 “Thank you, I am Sir Samuel Halbert, Secretary for Commercial Activities at sea. As you know already, an amber alert was put into play yesterday, so fishing boats, tour boats and other vessels that could be in danger in case of a conflict, they have been strongly advised to cease operations. Larger container ships don’t have to dock until the Red alert has been announced, as well as non government owned Cruise Liners. Any vessel caught in a dangerous region will be escorted to dock, by either a destroyer, or a simple patrol boat.”

The group are handed documents titled ‘NATIONAL SECRETS ACT”, prohibiting them from sharing what they’ve learned with outside parties, including civilians, the PSA Director stands, “inside this is the intelligence gathered by one of our agents, for security reasons we will not disclose his or her name. The information was gathered from the Theodorian Prime Ministers residence, during an operation in October. As you can see from paragraph 5, we found that enclosed in A borderlands mountain is a relatively modern defence system, which could halt an advance. This and many other locations we found have been listed and handed to Air Marshall Miller, Now I will hand over to him”. “Thanks to these lists, we have created a step by step program that could speed the advance by weeks, making it ever so much easier for troops to reach Constantus, before an organised counter attack could happen. We advise that these air strikes be the first shots fired during said conflict”. PM Willowston states “Well that’s if we get approval by the Parliamentary Commitie for Conflict, as well as its Alenian counterpart, so far we only have the reasons, one, the Human Rights abuses, which could easily be solved by international sanctions or peacekeeping forces, and two, the Foreign citizens currently in Theodorian jail, which could be returned in a trade.” The PSA director quickly says “Would it help, if you were to look at Paragraph 12, there you can see that The Theodorian Government has been directly supporting AA forces near the border, giving them ludicrous amounts of weapons, ammunition, explosives, we even found suitcases filled with cash, directly from the Theodorian Central Bank. And drone footage suggests that the Theodorians have handed 2 tanks. Our Analysts believe that they desperately wanted an independent Anderson, even trying to influence the result by using Particle Ads, which were quickly shut down, but many saw. They will do anything to get us, and it’s not long before they take action”. The room sits in silence, “If you don’t mind I’m going to take this to the committee next week. This, this changes everything. I believe that you have people in the AA supporting villages” “Yes, Sir” “ Get them into the AA, get them to learn everything about the Theodorian support, give them Degrees, important histories. They can do and get whatever they need, I’m head of the justice system, give them every court power in the book, I want everything on these people.” “Right on it Sir” “Good, now I believe that this session is over, if any press asks just say, that tariffs on imported Foodstuffs are being lowered. And Mr Tartaglione, we have lunch in half an hour. Enjoy the break” The room quickly empties with only venue staff remaining. Some decide to head to the many halls and rooms, whilst others leave for attractions around the city, including the regional Eisteddfod.

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With a gentle nod at the completion of the summit, he got up from his table. He went and set a timer for 30 minutes on his phone and began to follow those who left to visit the Eisteddfod, ignoring the press following him around completely. He could just feel the headlines begin to be written and generated, "Prime Minister Tartaglione seen visiting PyeMcGowan Eisteddfod," he imagined. There was still that feeling in the back of his mind about possible listening devices being placed in the conference hall. One reporter with a notepad leaped in front of the president. "Loki Freymarsson, Alenian National Tribune! What has changed about the Chionian and Leverne Island fishing rights? What did you talk about in there?" 

President Tartaglione suddenly panicked, Loki had scared him and he almost forgot what he was supposed to say. With a stutter, he spoke, "tariffs on imported foodstuffs are being lowered." Loki squinted at the president and, with a nod, wrote it down on his notepad. "Thank you, Mr. President." Loki ran off and vanished into the crowd. Prime Minister Tartaglione continued with his day and returned to the Hall of Prosperity cafeteria for lunch.

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