Salutations, fellow Europan internauts!
The Neo-Enclave was a nation which, for the short time they spent in Europa, surely made their mark. It is why I thought of making this thread to provide the full story outside Europa proper. This Vertibird-exporting monarchy became infamous in a surprisingly short amount of time. Due to the astounding speed at which his entrance and subsequent parting unravelled in, it was easy to miss out on everything that had happened. I found myself wondering where the Vertibird's-the-word man had gone and thus I entered into the rabbit's hole. This thread is to shed light on the situation that unravelled here in Europa by telling the story of the main character himself. All information was taken from public forums and RMBs. Much like the slogan of the Pirate Party: Knowledge is Power and Power belongs to the people (Kunskap är makt och makten tillhör folket).
What is the past of the Neo-Enclave? Was he a villain who attempted to take over a region or a victim of circumstance? Let's start digging and see what lies behind the Vertibird exterior.
The Europan section of the story is pretty self-explanatory and well-known. It doesn't play a large role in the story except for the fact that it's his third known expulsion. The story begins where it ends: in The Republic of Northern Powers, the last-known place of residence of the Neo-Enclave. The latest activity in the region, as of posting this, was seven days ago. What's important is that the RNP has a forum called Northernfree where this all truly begins. The forum consists mostly of topics and posts made by the Neo-Enclave for worldbuilding.
However, one thread in particular sticks out, for it is a collaborative work of two people, not one. In fact, reading it wasn't completely my own pleasure, rather I read through the 404-page thread with my associate Meeda through discord. Together we embarked upon the journey through time and space with Captain Bellinger and Queen Donalia.
But enough with the story. After having read the story, we decided to search for more information. First, we attempted to rummage through the discord of the RNP to no avail.
Only later we decided to seek info about this Odinburgh as he seems to be the only RP:er, I’ve seen that can create a story with Neo-Enclave. We didn’t have to look far for Odinburgh as he had put up a message in the RMB of the RNP.
From here we were lead to Novus Lucidum where we began to snoop around. And where there is smoke…
We looked into Odinburgh and other nations such as the Greater New Jes Islands with their cockroach people but ultimately came up with nothing of interest.
Yet once we entered the forum, smoke arose:
The thread in question was put on holding due to a then-going trial. By the fact that he doesn’t have much activity in the forum, it can be wagered that he was ejected. But why? What is this trial held in this regions own subforum? To find out I had to go undercover and infiltrate their forum. In other words, I had to register as a member.
After my registration, it was time for a quick trip to the ministry of justice to see their only case:
The trial was straight-forward. First Neo-Enclave presented their case (Names of IRL people and places were redacted):
What was “the incident” and which region is he talking about? We get an answer to one of those questions from Castonisia who replies to Neo-Enclave’s defence.
Not everyone, however, was against him:
Later on in the discussion:
Does that sound familiar? But more importantly, we got two keywords: The Radiant and the Incident. Before I went forward I decided to look into the RMB and search Neo-Enclave’s messages to see if there were any mentions to the trial or Europa:
Although getting only one half of the conversation paints a one-sided picture, I saw it as nothing special and concluded that he had been banned from the region. It was time to look into “the incident” and The Radiant.
Upon first inspection, it quickly noticed that Castonisia and Odinburgh were featured on The Radiant Chronicle - Vol. 2.2 - July 7, 2018. This meant that they knew Neo-Enclave before the Novus Lucidum.
Thus we enter the forums of The Radiant. It was a pretty normal forum. Nothing out of the ordinary really. And then I find Enclave.
It is clear that here as well Enclave is struggling to cooperate. A look into the RMB’s history shows the mark he left in The Radiant.
His actions inevitably led to his first known ejection in May 2018.
Is this the full story of the Neo-Enclave? In the three regions we’ve seen him in he’s been ejected each time for seemingly the reasons of breaking RP rules and having multiple WA nations. This was confirmed by a source from the Novus Lucidum discord server. It is noted in his ejection decree that his second nation was called Straona. It is also note-worthy that Enclave pleaded innocent in his trial in Novus Ludicum of having multiple nations. Instead claiming that the two used similar software in their high school.
Finally, I would like to set things straight somewhere on the sexuality spectrum. My initial hypothesis was that the Neo-Enclave was also a nation called Ronter who had been found out to have multiple WA nations (two others: Darklarit and Gueyever) in the Radiant. This fitted the description of the incident in his trial in Novus Ludicum. However, after looking through their respective RP’s, I cannot claim them being the same. Ronter’s legacy in The Radiant seems far more salient. On top of that, Ronter was excommunicated and not simply banned. Ronter’s excommunication happened two years before anything with Enclave ever popped up which disproves the connection between the two even more.
This is the story of the story behind the Vetirbirdman. A story of being ejected thrice from different regions each time for similar reasons. But is there hope? Today he resides in the RNP where he wrote a collaborative semi-coherent Star Wars-themed RP with another person. I for one choose see this as the beginning of improvement, as the start of a better RP career. Only time knows where our Vertibird will fly, but I and Meeda will be rooting for him all the way from The Radiant to the Republic of Northern Powers.
Ti Yi Yayyyy
OOC: As someone new to the region I was looking for a way of getting to know about some of the key issues, people etc that have an impact today, by reading the stuff on here already its confusing to a new comer what's important and what's something long lost, figured this may be a way of helping me, as well as giving some people an outlet to promote some issues and personalities
A REQUEST FOR SPEAKERS
Every year the Chapterhouse School invites speakers to come and address our students, alumni and selected members of the general public on a whole host of topics ranging from inspirational life stories designed to spur the students to greatness, to scientists explaning key concepts and ideas to allow students to gain great insight. This year we are asking for speakers across the world to take part in our series of lectures, talks can be on any topic so long as it is either academic or inspirational, we accept speakers of all political backgrounds, religions and nationalities. Those accepted to speak are given accomodation at the school for as long as they wish to stay and arrangements can be made for them to tour the school, surrounding area or meet with members of the national government if requested. Guests are also invited to dine with the students at a meal hosted in the Grand Hall where they are the Reverened Mother's guest of honour. We also fund all travel expenses both to and from Chapterhouse. Talks take place twice a month and we are happy to be flexible with dates.
We look forward to adding to our already impressive list of speakers and hope to be able to extend a warm welcome in the near future.
Board of Scholars, Missionara Protectiva.
Talk Speaker and Topic 1 Duchess Anna Fremen- 35 years a Truthsayer. The Duchess discusses her life as part of the Sisterhoods paramilitary and at the same time raising a family and running a country. 2 3 4 Bryce Harkonnen - To Legislate or Not to Legislate That is The Question. Respected business lawyer discusses the challenges of balancing government control and free enterprise. 5 6 7 8 Vespasian Atreides - Rebuilding The Past- Renowned architectural designer talks about the challenges of keeping old buildings in tip top shape while not destroying their character. 9 10 11 12 13 Duke Niklaus Corrino - Orchestrating Business - How a background in the arts can lead to succes in business. 14 15 16 17 Agnes McCaul - Engineering the Future - Engineer and busines owner looks at the engineering challenges to be conquered in 2019. 18 19 Blair MacReachtain - The Wandering Missionara- The global adventures of the 27 year old Truthsayer turned Missionara. 20 21 22 23 OOC: My idea would be you'd say who you wish to send and what their talk will be on. Then it gives you time to think about what you want them to say (doesn't need to be long at all) to a group of about 600 school girls aged between 14-18 and a selected number of academics. Its a chance to get a foreign policy stance explained, talk about some achievement of your nation, share some cultural ideas or anything else you like, maybe even tell the life story of a VIP from your nation.
Mundus Liber Freedom Index
The Mundus Liber Freedom Index, compiled and maintained by the government backed Mauridivian think tank Mundus Liber Institute, seeks to rank all nations on Eurth on how free they are overall by giving them a number from 100 to 0, with 100 being the most free and 0 being the most oppressive. The number is based on the average rating given to a country on four categories, which are: political freedom, personal/social freedom, economic freedom, and press freedom. This index will be updated periodically to reflect changes in world freedom throught time.
100+ -- ANARCHY
90-99 -- HIGHLY FREE
80-89 -- MOSTLY FREE
70-79 -- MODERATELY FREE
60-69 -- SOMEWHAT FREE
50-59 -- SLIGHTLY FREE
40-49 -- SOMEWHAT UNFREE
30-39 -- MOSTLY UNFREE
20-29 -- UNFREE
10-19 -- OPPRESSIVE
1-9 -- SEVERELY OPPRESSIVE
0 and below -- TOTAL OR NEAR-TOTAL OPPRESSION
The Mundus Liber Freedom Index, in Alphabetical Order (Link to the Google Spreadsheet).
Note: As of June 28th, 2018 Gallambria's numbers, alongside the averages have been updated to correct a mistake.
(This Index is not perfect it's just my first attempt to try and comprehensively compile how free the nations are in the world. In RP however, I hope y'all would consider this canon.)