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  1. That'll be fine and dandy
  2. OKie dokie. So there's a little bit of a switchup going on. Could my area be somewhere aroundish here: Just a general area
  3. New Art Exhibit Shocks wurld Link The unveiling of a new art exhibit at the Aadny Art Museum has shocked onlookers with a new plethora of new statues. The statues, created by the transhumanist artist Svalfi Ludr, displayed a remarkable fusion between well known sculptures of antiquity and futuristic elements, blending the two into a unique mixture. The sculptures were unveiled at 10 am UTC and by noon they had achieved international fame as the hashtag #cyberResnisance and #MachineLife trended on social media sites. Mr. Ludr was gracious enough to, on exceptionally short notice, grant the TBN new crew a chance to interview him regarding his work. The full interview can be found here. The main purpose of these sculptures in Mr. Ludr's "Renaissance of the Machine" collection was to take well known studies and pieces of human anatomy and to reimagine them in a futuristic lens. The aim of the exhibit is to challenge the perceptions of humankind and to ask the question "what does it mean to be truly human?" While the statues contain the purity of form and an exceptionally life-like appearance they also feature clear joints, vents, mechanism, and the like that mark them clearly as mechanical in nature; begging the viewer to ask whether it is form, function, or something ephemeral that makes a human being different from others. In later interviews Mr. Ludr has made it clear that he envisions a future where all of humanity would be like his sculptures: "...augmented, statuesque, and perfect in form. A future where hardship and disease are no longer blights, a future where the pursuit of aesthetics, art, and knowledge have risen above everything else." His goals are certainly lofty, however, Mr. Ludr words have caught on with many of the nation's citizens and the echo his calls for a cybernetic life. Time will tell whether such a thing is possible and how Theaca might look that far into the future. Photographs of two art pieces. Related Topics Transhumanism: Why it is the Next Step Modern Art History 2021 Art Festival Poll: Digital, Physical, Fusion? IRL work is credited to Jianhao Chen
  4. The Lost Tomb of Empress Nonaka Found Link Yesterday archeologists delivered shocking news: The lost tomb of Empress Nonaka has been found. After an exhaustive three decade search the temple was found carved into the mountainside and overgrown by dense foliage. Dr. Ariane Landry, the head archeologist of the expedition, has released a statement regarding the discovery of this near mythical tomb: "This discovery could change everything we know about who Empress Nonaka really was! Despite the growth on the surface of the tomb we are certain that the lower levels are still sealed and left intact." Full interview here. The top layer of the tomb consists of a grand courtyard flanked by all sides with large watchtowers. Ancient burial posts just from the ground at steady intervals, marking areas for trusted servants who died before their empress or agreed to be sacrificed to make the journey into the afterlife with her. Other areas served as repositories for goods and treasures, sealed inside great clay urns and remained remarkably preserved. One of the most notable finds was one urn filled with coins estimated to be around 30,000,000 in total value, adjusted for today's inflation. Empress Nonaka was a rather divisive empress, ruling from 731 to 785 CE, totaling 54 years. The empress ruled during the terrible period of the Keton Wars, a time when dozens of different heirs of the previous empress fought over the country. Empress Nonaka was know to be exceptionally blood in trying to enforce order back in Theaca. Certain historical accounts have recorded that the empress put over ten thousand Theacans to death and committed massive purges until the people rose up against her in her own palace. After a short battle and supposedly mortal wound Empress Nonaka fled with her treasure into the countryside, leaving the palace guard in a state of confusion and loss. However the confusion was put to rest when the soon-to-be Empress Lene invaded Eynam with her army and restored order. While it is unknown how long Empress Nonaka survived after the battle the archeologists have confirmed that loyalists stayed to ensure the proper rites were observed when burying the Empress. The archeologists have kept the lower levels sealed in order to preserve the likely untouched areas until the teams are ready to catalogue what is found within. Further activity is expected to occur around February 2021 with the first teams opening the deeper recesses of the tomb in March 2021. This discovery promises to not only light a fire in the archeological community but also to shed light on one of Theaca's most mysterious and infamous empresses. After careful study archeologists and historians will finally be able to settle the debate on if the accounts of the Empress's life were accurate and if The so-called "Bloodiest Empress" truly deserved that title. Related Topics Empress Nonaka: The Divisive Ruler The Keton Wars Theacan Historical Society Internships
  5. Wish Granted! It comes in all colors and all flavors, mostly sugary. The extra glucose and abundance of food have created a new generation of winter flies that come in swarms thicker than locusts to eat the colorful snacks. I wish to live.
  6. Blomsuke Festival Soars in Attendance Link The Blomsuke Festival is a venerable celebration of Theacan culture and how far the country has come. It originally began sometime in the year of 2305 BCE. The event was recorded after a particularly harsh winter when a young empress saw the poor condition her people were in and opened the imperial reserves to save her people from starvation. The people rejoiced at the sudden influx of food and the festival was held in the subsequent years as an act of good faith and kindness during the harsh winter months. While harsh winters and low amounts of food are a thing of the past the festival has persisted throughout the years and the different iterations of Theacan society. It is frequently considered to be the largest and most culturally significant festival in all of Theaca and has since spread from only Eynam to the rest of the country and even other countries that have populations of Theacans. This week long festival traditionally consists of consuming large amounts of food, offering friendship to your neighbors, small handcrafted gifts, and dancing. In more recent years the festival has also spawned a day devoted to Theacean independent films and music as small scale concerts and film festivals are set up. Surprisingly larger bands, movies, and performers only take part as spectators or judges. For larger creators and those with international acclaim it is seen as a faux pas and as a day to let more unknown artists and talented individuals to have the stage. Each year the submissions for films to be screened and art pieces to be displayed has a certain theme to tie it all together. This year the theme was "The Young Getting Older." The number of both films and art pieces by groups and independent creators has risen by nearly three times as Theacans, young and old, express how their lives have changed in recent years and how they feel the progression of time. The largest of the festivities was held in the old palace courtyard. Dozens of tents, displays, and stages were set up for performances, art displays, carnival games and distractions, and the wurld class food. Nearly 3.81 million people have visited the palace and Eynam this years, smashing the previous record held in 2008. The festival was also notably graced by the Empress herself. During the third night of the festivities the young Empress Adela made a public appearance and speech regarding the state of Theaca. It was short, sweet, and completely unannounced, leaving most news teams covering the event to scramble in an attempt to catch a picture of her or her speech. According to eyewitness statements the Empress was seen in the company of a strapping young man, although no news on what their identity was has been uncovered. This year did mark a rather interesting departure from the norm: A massive amount of tourists have been reported to attended the Blomsuke Festival this year. The people of Theaca have been all to happy to invite others to share the festivities and experience the culture. The tourism brought in by visitors to Theaca has not only helped the local businesses grow from the festival but has also hopefully highlighted Theacan culture on the wurld stage and helped our neighbors get to know us as a nation. Documentary film crews were also reportedly seen taking footage of the festivities but as of yet there has been no further developments on the film crew or their exact purpose. . Related Topics Cultural Festivals History of Eynam Theacan Historical Society Interview New Wing of Palace Open to the Public The Empress's New Flame?
  7. Granted. You are the god of dust bunnies and other useless trivialities. I wish I could see the early cretaceous period.
  8. AH yes please. I'll definitely need some help my points are 0 in area 2 population 2 wealth
  9. Tropic is fine. As long as it isn't a desert I'm dandy my culture will, likely, just be a hodge podge of things I mush together into something that maybe might vaguely resemble something that might have happened. good economy is a + cuz I was going high pop and high gdp but low land.
  10. 1. I had no idea so sure. 2. Tbh I can't tell the climate on that one so I defaulted to the koppen climate one 3. I was gonna have my history shaped by my geography and where I was. Was originally planning a costal silk road with afew people but I think that's null now.
  11. Luxury Flying and What It's Really Like LINK This Article is part of a paid promotion. The discovery of flight has fulfilled one of humankind's most ancient dreams: to soar amongst the clouds. Through careful innovation and an eye for detail Blue Orchid Airlines has brought the premium in luxury flights to the forefront of the market. Blue Orchid offers one of a kind luxury and speed for the most discerning of customers. The Blue Orchid fleet is comprised of ZH-23 supersonic passenger planes that make the often too long and too cramped travel on traditional planes a thing of the past. Each Blue Orchid plane has been thoroughly detailed for the most luxurious experience possible with no expense spared to ensure an experience that is unmatched by any other airline service available. Blue Orchid was founded in 1954 by noted businesswoman and billionaire Sandra Deniau. She saw the advancements in military technology in the field of aeronautics and wanted to take the cutting edge technology and apply it to the growing field of commercial flight. In 1965 she completed the first porotype of the ZH-20, the wurld's leading and first supersonic jet made for passenger flight. Over the decades Blue Orchid grew and Sandra Deniau knew that the market was evolving. While other airlines focused on cheaply made planes that crammed as many possible passengers inside and charged the customer for every conceivable extra dime Sandra Deniau envisioned something different. She saw a state of the art luxury airline service that provided unparalleled speed, efficiency, and most of all comfort to all its valued members. Blue Orchid doubled down on its super sonic jet research and created the incredible ZH-23, the fastest and most luxurious supersonic passenger plane in production Premium The premium service is the most affordable option for getting from one part of the globe to another. With the supersonic capabilities of the ZH-23 Blue Orchid can take members anywhere in the wurld in a fraction of the time. Traditional airplane services are compact and can fit upwards of 360 people inside. However, Blue Orchid promises that no more than 40 passengers will be flown at any one time, allowing others to enjoy the freedom and space that comes with a reduced load. The premium service ZH-23s feature a comfortable seats with large amounts of leg room, built in seat heaters and massagers, as well as the ability to recline. The premium service also includes an in-flight snack prepared by gourmet chefs and an in-flight accessible bar for relaxation of members. Executive The executive service is the best way to travel in complete privacy with Blue Orchid. Each of member will be given their own private room and the ability to enjoy the flight in peace and comfort. Each room comes equipped with entertainment services, a bed, a desk, charging ports, a table, and a rotating massage chair that offers a full 360 degree range of freedom. The executive service, during mealtimes, also offers a full menu with a range of specially prepared options for the discerning pallet. The executive service is a the choice of businesspeople and celebrities all over the wurld as the only way to travel in today's busy times. Royal The royal service is available as a charter option for members who truly wish to fly the way of the future. With a completely private plane featuring a full lounge, an entertainment system, fully stocked and complementary bar, a private bedroom, showers, and a full 3 course meal, catered to your specific tastes; The royal service is truly the option for anyone who desires to have the finest flying experiance. The royal service will be available to charter anywhere on the globe that a member could desire. No matter the distance or the location the royal service can be there at any time! The royal service prides itself on a policy of "members first" and Blue Orchid guarantees full satisfaction with the service and no questions asked. Related Topics Most Popular Travel Destinations A Look at the planes of the future! Featured Video:Inside the ZH-23
  12. Nation in Eurth: Theaca Flag: flag Capital name: Utauchi Capital location: Along the coast here Factbook link: IIwiki Work in Progress Newsroom link: Theacan Broadcasting Network Culture: hodgepodge, Obsession with aesthetics, polytheist, early history as merchants (I'm helping make Alaharu silk road), very progressive. Climate: Temperate- tropical acceptable Location History: Still being sussed out
  13. New Telescope Promises a Stunning View Link The final segment of the first RNT Project telescopes. The final segment of the first ELT in the Roku National Telescope Project has been completed. After two months of delays to ensure proper calibration in the system the final component was produced and is scheduled to be fitted into the the completed ELT as of January of 2021. The Roku National Telescope Project, abbreviated RNTP, has long been a promise of the government to create a new telescope that would not only give scientists across the wurld a much bigger and clearer picture than ever thought possible but also provide eager Theacean stargazers and astronomers the chance to observe planetary bodies in detail that has never before been seen. With the completion of the fist telescope: Roku I, on the horizon production for Roku II is scheduled to begin in mid April. Roku I is the first of a chain of six telescopes that will compose the entire RNTP. Once all six are functional they can be used simultaneously to take a picture of unparalleled resolution. With the new year just around the corner and Roku I ready for its final tests before operation the wurld's eyes fall upon Theaca to see what the first images that the Roku I produces will display and what new insights such a tool can give humanity. Alceste Camille, chief director of the RNTP, had this to say on the project: "The project is unfolding smoothly and within four weeks the final piece should be installed and the telescope will be operational. The RNTP has already chosen the stellar coordinates of the first image captures based on promising radiation reading captured by other space agencies around the wurld. We are proud that everyone could come together for such a large project and we hope to show the wurld what Theaca can offer." The Roku I telescope is currently one of the most advanced telescopes in the wurld with a stuffing 2.5 meter diameter adaptive optical unit and over 6000 actuators to help get the clearest image possible. The final segment (pictured right) ins one of nearly 800 identical 40 meter segments that make up the entire array of the Roku I telescope. With a total cost of 1.6 billion sceats, the Roku I is also one of the most expensive pieces of modern technology. From the sensitive optical instruments to the large amounts of computers dedicated to image process. Even the floor of the facility has been designed, no pun intended, from the ground up. The foundation has been built specifically to be earthquake resistant due to the sensitivity of the equipment within the telescope's interior. With both the extreme cost and amount of technology invested into a single telescope the RNTP has taken great care to ensure each part is delivered in the safest and most efficient manner possible as even the slightest error in transport could have devastating effects for the equipment. Related Topics Space Roku National Telescope Project New Planets Sighed That Might Contain Life
  14. Ten Thousand Turn up for Spontaneous Pride Demonstration Link A crowd in front of the stage where Night of Firsts was set to preform live. Over ten thousand party-goers gathered in the historic Terrace Plaza for an impromptu concert by the indie band Night of Firsts. Crowds flooded the plaza garbed in white outfits and carrying flags and signs depicting the 1943 Terrace Plaza Riots. This spontaneous and unplanned demonstration was news to both city administration and local residents who suddenly found their streets flooded with activists. By 13:45 the crowd had grown to over an estimated one thousand people and festivities were in full swing. The original call to action appeared to be a headed by both the Night of Firsts Nu-Board page along with the popular "cyberactivist" Bnd3. Both parties pinning a similar post on their boards. The Nu-Board post by Bnd3 approximately 3 hours before the festival's start at 13:34. The festivities included speeches from well known community activists such as Gauthier Thibault, Ilonna Rigal, and the aforementioned Bnd3 as well as a surprise appearance by famed actress and LGBT advocate Nadia Devereux. Poetry reading along sharing personal stories was also highlighted during the festival with members of the LGBT community, many of whom were young Theacans, coming to share their stories of adversity and triumph in the recent years. Many of the interviewed attendees stated they were called to the Terrace Plaza in remembrance of the events that occurred in the Terrace Plaza Riots and to celebrate the progress in LGBT rights. By 23:40 the strange pop-up festival had died down and the last of the party-goers dispersed. The last forty minutes were dedicated to cleaning up the mess left behind by the earlier celebratory actions. When interviewed one attendee said "(they) were sticking around to make sure everything was cleaned up. We want to make sure this is a positive experience for everyone, including the people who live here." Residents in the area have confirmed that the gathering was peaceful and that after the festival volunteers had finished with tidying up one might never even know that a massive party had concluded mere minutes ago. Related Topics Pride LGBT Cultural Festivals 1943 Terrace Plaza Riots
  15. Presented by Donnet University The Nicer Version The Terrace Plaza Riots, also commonly known as the Burning of St. Alram, was a protest that soon spread into localized riots starting on the 12th of December 1943. The Terrace Plaza Riots began in response to Caspar Alram, a preacher at the Terrace Plaza Gateway Church. The preacher recently gave a sermon denouncing homosexual Theacans and issuing a proclamation that they will suffer in the afterlife. In response protests against the sermon began to mount and on the 12th of December clashes between the protestors and church-goers escalated into riots. The Terrace Plaza Riots became a national source of attention and soon the riots spread across the country as indignant Theacans targeted churches. The riots came to a head as the Terrace Plaza Gateway Church was burned to the ground along with Caspar Alram and a small amount of his congregation. Shortly thereafter the rioters dispersed. The legacy of the Terrace Plaza riots is notably a reaffirming of Theacian beliefs in equality between homosexual and heterosexual couples. The riots also strengthened the movements against the Christianization of Theaca and the pushback against the spread within Theaca. Riots against churches and the subsequent burning of the Terrace Plaze Gateway Church have led to Christians leaving the country and the canonization of Caspar Alram as St. Alram. Gay Rights Before Terrace Plaza Historically Theaca has held progressive opinions towards same-sex relationships. During the earliest days of its national history homosexuality was neither stigmatized or seen in a poor light. As further westernization occurred and Theaca became more open to other nations and their cultures homosexuality was briefly criminalized from 1430-1432 but great public outcry along with a handful of the members of the royal family declaring their support the decision was reversed and homosexuality was once again seen as legally the same as a heterosexual couple. A new issue was on the horizon: the advent of marriage laws. Theaca had not officially recognized the concept of marriage but as cultures bled over into the nation a growing desire for the ability to marry both from the nobility at the time as well as peasantry. The Theacan monarchy obliged but the question was raised regarding homosexual couples: would they be allowed to marry? In an effort to appease both side the monarchy left it up to local lords on who exactly could get married and the rule stood until 1790 in which same legal status was given to all couples looking for marriage. In more modern times Theaca has expanded its protection of homosexuality to the entirety of the LGBT+ movement and has encouraged other nations within its sphere of influence to do the same, citing human rights and scientific studies on gender. In the early 30s Theaca became a refuge for members of the LGBT community who had found themselves discriminated against in their homeland. These actions earned Theaca admonishment from more conservative nations while more progressive nations lauded its efforts in providing a safe place from discrimination to sexual minorities. Local Christians began to organize movements against the growing support of LGBT rights and stage demonstrations against the growing enthusiasm towards it based on their belief of the spiritual and moral harm that it inflicted upon Theaca's people. Terrace Plaza Protest On a late afternoon on the date of the 8th of December 1943 the Terrace Plaza Gateway Church congregation had finished a sermon and was leaving the church. They were confronted by a group of Theacan youths that had overhead the sermon from an opened window and were disgusted by the homophobic message within the sermon. After a brief exchange of words the young adults left, neither side knowing that this confrontation would serve as the basis for one of the largest riots in Theacan history. The church goers returned to their homes and the Theacan youths left to find their friends. The youths went to a local hangout and told others of what had happened. By the next time the church opened for a sermon protestors were ready and formed a crowd to protest the message. Outrage had spread amongst the native Theacans and they had gathered en-mass to make their voices heard outside of their church. Local law enforcement was called to ensure the peace and after some heated words were exchanged the church-goers were able to enter and attend their service. Each day following the first protest on the 9th larger crowds of protestors attended as well as larger crowds of Christians whom had left their local area to stand in solidarity with the church. Insults and threats continued to be passed between each party while the police maintained a line between the two opposing sides. National interest soon got sparked as the city became covered in protestors and news crews covering the incident. Day by day more Theacans arrived to show their support and soon the city was covered in brightly colored banners, pennants, and crowds of people holding signs. For local businesses this brief period of peace was a goldmine and everything seemed to be going well beyond the areas closest to the church. This was, however, not meant to last. The 12th of December, 1943, was an overcast and sleepy day and yet it would be the day that shocked the entire nation. The Riots Begin The fourth day of protesting started like any other: church-goers once again flocking to the now daily sermons while protestors surrounded the church. The air was filled with the electric atmosphere of change and witnesses were perplexed when the police, whom had been serving as a medium between the two side didn't arrive. The shouting between the two rose as both sides covered to only a few meters apart from another. According to witnesses an object, later discovered to be a brick, was thrown into the crowd of protestors and it struck a young woman on the head. She collapsed and the outraged crowd surged forward. With nowhere left to go and the call starting to be raised throughout the city many of the Christians fled, fearing for their lives, while others barricaded themselves in the church. Medical technicians arrived to take the young woman, identified as Lise Delsarte, to the hospital but upon examination she was found to have passed away. The crowd of Theacans grew incensed at the news and when the police finally arrived and ordered them to disperse the crowds tolerance had ended. Throughout the city riots erupted and calls for justice for the murder of Lise Delsarte rang out from nearly every corner. Officers surrounded the Terrace Plaza Church in an attempt to protect it and so the angered Theacans took to the streets in mass protests. Destructive riots appeared in areas with close ties to Christianity or businesses that openly supported the faith. On the opposite end of Terrace Plaza speakers began to give their own speeches regarding solidarity between Theacans and the threat Christianization brought to the nation. Later that evening, around 19:00, the mother of Lise Delsarte tearfully addressed the crowd on how rioting in the streets needed to come to an and and how it would not solve the deeper issues. Historians agree that while the woman likely meant well the crowd perceived it slightly differently. Instead of venting their frustrations on the streets a large mob organized in the square with the intention of storming the church. Thousands of Theacan citizens gathered and began to march on the church and police. After a few minutes of standoff between the police and the Theacan population an unknown rioter threw a Molotov cocktail over the police line and onto the building. Soon dozens sailed through the air and the intention was clear: the rioters intended to burnt he church, along with it's occupants, to the ground. The police fired warning shots into the air and soon the crowd had scattered but the damage had been done and the Terrace Plaza Gateway Church was now on fire. In an effort to protect themselves the church-goers, including pastor Caspar Alram, had barricaded themselves inside by stacking the heavy wooden pews on top of the doors. By the time they realized what was happening the building had been completely engulfed in flames. Cries of alarm rose in the air and the fire department was called but unfortunately the packed streets and debris from the riot delayed the life-saving water. The police and few remaining protestors could only watch in growing horror as the building burned to the ground. Unfortunately none of the estimated 70 occupants within the building survived. Spread of the Riots As the sun rose on the 13th of December and the mood throughout the nation was somber. After a few days of mourning for the regrettable loss of life and the shock of the destruction faded it had seemed once the the nation was at peace with itself. As the final embers cooled the people of Theaca stepped back for introspection on how things could have devolved to this level so quickly. The government did its best to tiptoe through the issue and carefully soothe both the Christians and the polytheistic Theacans. This peace, however, was short lived. In the wake of the burning of the Terrace Plaza Gateway Church Caspar Alram, one of the deceased, was granted sainthood by Christian authorities despite the earlier protests in Theaca. This act rekindled the fires of resentment and a new round of riots occurred, this time throughout the Theacan countryside. Christian schools, churches, and shops were burned to the ground or defaced. Great stacks of bibles and other Christian literature were gathered in piles and burnt en masse. In the streets violence between Christians and polytheistic Theacans soared to the point that it threatened to boil over into a full fledged conflict. Tensions only eased when the international community became involved and issued a proclamation of how the Thecan government was handing the riots. Whether through shame or an increased crackdown the riots eventually began to die out but the feelings of resentment only seemed to grow. Legacy The legacy left behind by the Terrace Plaza Riots is a confusing and often shameful look into the past actions of Theaca. It created a line in the sand between the Polytheists and Christians. Resentment soon began to boil beneath the surface and the events from the Terrace Plaza Riots would resonate with both groups for decades to come. Many Christians were unwilling to stay in Theaca and instead fled north or south and out of the country, searching for greener pastures. Inversely Polytheists flocked to Theaca as a bastion against growing Christian influences, which only further strengthened the growing divide that would plague the nation for many years to come.
  16. “Good morning everyone I trust you have all slept well.” A thin man with half moon glasses stood atop a small podium and addressed a room. All over the oval shaped room politicians shuffled through their papers to the current legislation. The man adjusted his tie and then continued, “Now then the matter of proposition 243. I do believe that we are ready to discuss it a little further, no?” A few people in the room coughed or checked their watches, it was clear not many of them wanted to continue a discussion that had been ongoing for nearly three days, especially this early in the morning. Cyrille gently tapped Representative Calvet and pressed a small mug of tea into the drowsy woman’s hands, receiving a grateful not in return. Cyrille’s job as a political aid had so far been a rather dull affair. It was not like the political dramas that swept the web: full of intrigue, passionate speeches, and dramatic victories of legislation. Instead, it was mostly remembering to compile Representative Calvet’s notes, bring her tea, and listen to her complains. In all honesty though Cyrille enjoyed the job and Sara Calvet was a kind and understanding boss. The two got along well enough and in the moments of respite between the recent hearings Ms. Calvet had quite a sense of humor although the most recent hours had taken a toll on them both. Cyrille snapped out of her musing when she realized the room that had been full of shuffling papers and soft whispers had now gone completely silent. The sound of footsteps echoed throughout the room before being swiftly joined by two more sets. The gathered representatives stared at the queen as she entered. The queen was young, almost painfully so. Her mother had passed recently and instead the young woman was left to rule in her place. The queen’s thick blonde hair was pinned into a messy bun with two hairpins. Murmurs filled the room and Cyrille soon saw why as the queen passed by: She was dressed in a rather tight sheathe dress whose blue fabric seemed almost painfully colorful against the blacks and greys of the gathered representative’s formal wear. “My queen, what a pleasant surprise. To what do we owe the honor.” The man at the podium had stepped out from behind the metal object and now stood between the queen and stand. His face and tone were friendly enough, but his interdiction sent a clear enough message. The two people that accompanied the queen stared down at the smaller man. They were the royal guard, infamously protective and held no loyalty to the state or anyone besides the royal family. “I’m simply going to take my seat. It is about time the monarchy rejoined these discussions. Will that be a problem, Representative Raoult?” The queen nodded towards an elevated seat that stood slightly to left of the podium. It was an expensive mahogany throne with plush cushions and a small desk for paperwork. The rest of the representatives waited silently, watching the moment and the clash of will. Raoult glanced between the royal guards, the queen, and then to the blank faces of his peers before stepping aside. “My my, now this will be interesting.” Representative Calvet murmured with an amused look. Cyrille turned to her with a confused expression, not entirely sure what was so humorous about the interaction. “The monarchy hasn’t been involved for quite some time,” Representative Calvet continued patiently, “It appears our new queen has decided to change that. I, for one, am hoping that means no more early sessions and I will actually get to sleep for once. Either way these will be interesting times.” Cyrille chuckled softly in response to the representative’s joke. Her declaration of ‘interesting times’ echoed slightly in the back of Cyrille’s mind as the room settled and discussions once again resumed.
  17. Theaca

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    Theaca Full Name of Nation: The Enlightened Monarchy of Theaca Government type of nation: Semi-Constitutional monarchy Culture/ethnicity of your nation: vaguely European. I plan on building more onto it as I go but I don't want to nail myself down until I get my feet under me Give us a short description of your nation: Theaca is a small, socially progressive, and wealthy nation that values modernism. A vast majority of its wealth comes from medical technology and information technology, forcing the nation to stay on the cutting edge lest it lost its main source of income. However in more recent times and since the advent of the internet a new "influencer economy" and tourism industry has boomed. The ultra modern cities and mindset of the people of Theacia attract not only tourists who want to see the glittering cities but also the ready adaptation of the internet and capitalization on trends has led a lot of the younger generations to become enamored with social media and take up positions as internet celebrities and talking heads. This continued youth involvement has created a new wave of activism and many of the youth in Theaca have become much more politically active and knowledgably than the generations before, meaning that the older parties now have to appeal to a new and rapidly growing demographic lest they be left behind. In the recent years this has become ever more prominent as the new queen is from this new generation of political activists and has taken a much greater interest in utilizing her executive power than any of her forebearers. Do you have an IIWiki page?: I'll have one very soon. WRITING EXPERIENCE How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying? Eeeh, shakey sorta. I'm not great. I played dnd like once or twice How would you describe yourself? I guess semi-creative. I like to have clear goals in mind and move towards them. I also am pretty detail oriented and like everything to be organized. Other than that not much to say I guess. I really suck at describing myself. RP/Writing samples (if available already): Here's the news thing I did. Not amazing but it's a start. Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here? Yes please NATIONSTATES Why do you want to join this region?: Seemed cool, had a nice map, bf thought it was neat. Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?: Nope Do you have any prior experience on NationStates? If so, give a brief accounting of it. I joined a long time ago for a brief bit. Didn't do much got bored and left. Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates World Assembly? I already am Anything else? I like to make my own art and graphics. My news and flag were both done by myself. : Providing any falsified or deliberately misleading information will result in your application being rejected and your access to the forum revoked. By submitting this form, you are indicating that you agree to abide by the community and RP rules of this community. Any breach thereof may result in disciplinary action including but not limited to revoking of forum posting rights, banning from the forum, removal of regional citizenship, and ejection from the region.
  18. Ten Thousand Turn up for Historic Pride Parade . Over ten thousand party-goers gathered in the historic Terrace Plaza for an impromptu concert by the indie band Night of Firsts. Crowds flooded the plaza garbed in white outfits and carrying flags and signs depicting the 1943 Terrace Plaza Riots. This spontaneous and unplanned demonstrate was news to both city administration and local residents who suddenly found their streets flooded with activists. By 13:45 the crowd had grown to over an estimated one thousand people and festivities were in full swing. The original call to action appeared to be a headed by both the Night of Firsts Nu-Board page along with the popular "cyberactivist" Bnd3. Both parties pinning a similar post on their boards. The Nu-Board post by Bnd3 approximately 3 hours before the festival's start at 13:34. The festivities included speeches from well known community activists such as Brent Kylon, Tiffany Drake, and the aforementioned Bnd3 as well as a surprise appearance by famed actress and LGBT advocate Edda Atkins. Poetry reading along sharing personal stories was also highlighted during the festival with members of the LGBT community, many of whom were young Theacans, coming to share their stories of adversity and triumph in the recent years. Many of the interviewed attendees stated they were called to the Terrace Plaza in remembrance of the events that occurred in the Terrace Plaza Riots and to celebrate the progress in LGBT rights. By 23:40 the strange pop-up festival had died down and the last of the party-goers dispersed. The last forty minutes were dedicated to cleaning up the mess left behind by the earlier celebratory actions. When interviewed one attendee said "(they) were sticking around to make sure everything was cleaned up. We want to make sure this is a positive experience for everyone, including the people who live here." Residents in the area have confirmed that the gathering was peaceful and that after the festival volunteers had finished with tidying up one might never even know that a massive party had concluded mere minutes ago. A crowd in front of the stage where Night of Firsts was set to preform live. Related Topics Pride LGBT Cultural Festivals 1943 Terrace Plaza Riots
  19. Is there a way to recover deleted telegrams. If it had a link I lost the one that invited me here.
  20. Hello there. Saw the telegram, seemed like a great region so I hopped on in. Hope to have a great time with ya'll!
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