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The most important newspaper in the Empire
A DAY OF HAPPINESS IN THE EMPIRE
Our most benevolent Emperor, Jacob Menelassar III., inaugurated the monument of his father, the great George Menelassar I. who died exactly 15 years ago. Our emperor said:
"There has never been a greater man on Earth. He formed the most advanced Empire ever seen on this planet. Our progress is unstoppable and the day when Tamurin will dominate Europa and the world will come. This century will be remembered as the "Century of Tamurin". Knowledge, Technology and the Spirit of Progress and Power are localized and concentrated most in our great nation.
We have to stand united against all threats from within and without. Other Empires, like the old corrupt Byzantinum Empire, are threatening us in a desperate attempt to stop our progress. Byzantinum-led political groups inside our great nation are trying to weaken and divide our country. We cannot let this happen! We have to stand united! Remember the spirit of our people when this great Empire was founded. Honour the name of my father and all your fathers in continueing, what they started."
The speech of the Emperor was followed by cheers, applause and rejoicing.
The monument of George Menelassar I.
In the biggest fleet manoeuvre since the founding of our great Empire, the imperial fleet has once again proven that it is the most powerful and advanced Navy in the world.
The 5th fleet before departing to the manoeuvre
"Our navy would crush any enemy!" said Admiral von Tarnoff. "Our guns are very precise and our shells will penetrate any armour! Nothing can defeat this great navy."
Imperial Cruiser "Tiger", one of the medium-class warships of our navy, personal ship of Admiral von Tarnoff
"One day this great Navy will be seen at all shores of this world. And when this day comes, I will be among a very special shore, looking at the burning ships of a very specific navy..."
The imperial naval port Arrabar
REPUBLICAN TERRORISTS SENTENCED TO DEATH
The five leaders of the Republican Terrorist Cell "Republican Progress Now", who were captured two days ago trying to place a bomb near the Imperial Palace, have been sentenced to death by shooting. The execution will take place in two days.
The Republican Party, always sympathizing with terrorists, protested, but was overruled by the Upper House.
The Younger Uddomar
This is the tale of Otto the Peaceful, or as he was known at the time, Uddomar. The God Emperor who crushed the skulls of his enemies, and created great bonds of kinship and friendship with those that were willing to hear him. Hear these words and bask in his light, for without Him our world and people would have sunk into the waves of our enemies. Long before he had unified our peoples and created our great empire he was a young princeling, full of wanderlust and thirst for conquest.
'Uddomar! Stay near!' The sound of swords and the crash of axes rang out through the valley. Uddomar's raiders continued to pile into the ambushed host, forming an encirclement and pushing the defenders into the valley's river. The young princeling the ever growing glory hound had insisted on leading the centre, for where else would one prove their mettle? His eagerness had placed him in imminent danger though. Despite the warnings of his more experienced comrades, he had urged his men to keep on pushing, and he had found himself in an unstable salient which could collapse at any moment. Seeing the danger, his second in command, a Goth named Wendel, had ordered the men from the reserves into the centre to replace those that had fallen due to this folly. With the influx of fresh warriors, the centre line began to stabilise again and the men pushed forward as a uniform force. Within three hours the last of the ambushed host lay dead on the ground, or had drowned trying to escape across the river. No slaves were to be taken today, as even those that had laid down their arms had been killed afterwards; the raiding host could not afford to take prisoners with them.
'Bring the bodies into the woods, we can not afford for anyone to notice what has happened here.' Despite the tiredness of the warriors, they all had to help collect the fallen and hide them out of sight. It was crucial that no one should discover that they had won a battle here. 'My lord, Hrothkar sends his praise, and wishes for me to inform you of a meeting that is to take place and of his wishes that you attend.' The Princeling was ecstatic; despite being told months ago that he would have his father's favoured retainer with him, he still could not get over the fact that his idol was calling for him to join in a meeting after battle. The Princeling had spent many a winter's night gathered with his siblings hearing tales of Hrothkar's exploits, and his bravery in leading the defence of the Kingdom thirteen years ago when the Plattengotts had tried to claim our rich mines while the King and his army were busy elsewhere fighting in a far-off war. The man was now quite venerable, being aged around forty-three years. 'I will go to him immediately then, thank you for bringing me this news.' The Uddomar barked a few orders to his men and began running off to the forest camp to join the meeting. When he got there, the mood was rather sombre though. His second in command and Blood Brother, Wendel was nervously sitting at one end of a table looking like he had seen a fish jump out of water and talk to him, while Hrothkar looked absolutely furious. You could practically see his beard curling up in anger as the Princeling entered the tent. 'What were you thinking by pushing that far you cretin! Our encirclement was nearly broken thanks to your stupidity, and we lost over thirty men in the centre alone because of it!' Taken aback, Uddomar started stammering excuses about taking the initiative and pushing the advantage before realising that he was the leader and starting to shout back. He was cowed nearly in an instant. 'I do not want to hear it milksop! Of the ninety men who followed you, only forty-eight are still in fighting condition. Ten men are viciously injured, and the rest are dead. That is not counting the men from the reserve Wendel here had to send for you.' The Prince sat down quietly and did not try to defend his actions further; with that the meeting began in earnest. 'All right then, now that you have hopefully learnt your lesson we can start. Despite losing fifty-three men, we still have three-hundred and seven men left. That should be enough for our purposes, and then some.' Wendel followed it up with good news 'The men we fought here appear to have been mostly peasant levies, but a good portion were from the garrison of the castle we are after. Your plan of harassing the local villages has worked. Judging by how many we fought here, the castle should have some fifty or so men left defending.' 'I would advise that we march immediately for the castle once we are done looting and hiding the dead. If we move quickly, we will be able to attack it tomorrow night and take it before news of our location spreads!'
After two hours of debate, a plan was decided upon. They were going to march on the castle right away while having a thirty-man warband break off and harass villages. Reports of the warband's continued attacks and harassment would filter back to the castle within a day and would give the defenders the false idea of their enemies being far off, and with luck would draw more of them out to go get request help.
OOC: Sorry for the short post, but I lost most of what I was writing and decided to just do this.
Cristina Maxima Korvini (10 February 1760 – 29 December 1797) was the the fifth queen of Cristina. She reigned over the Kingdom of Saint Christ from 1778 to 1797.
Born at the Korvini's Palace in Saint Christ, Cristina Vera was the first daughter of King Carlo Korvini of Saint Christ and Queen Carolina Maxima Korvini. She was the only one of their children to survive infancy. She had three younger sister, Tereza Devota (1762-65), Paolina Francesca (1766-69) and Francini Tereza (1771–77).
Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini the Unbeaten (1780). Because she had no brothers, Cristina became the heiress to the throne of Saint Christ. Her father decided that her future husband should assume the surname of Korvini and rule Saint Christ jointly with her.
After the death of her father, Cristina traveled from Coeur to Saint Christ on 4 April 1778 and received an enthusiastic reception from the populace. She was crowned Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini of Saint Christ on May of the same year.
On 20 October 1781, at the age of twenty one, she married Prince Goran Mandic of Skrovja after the Korvini family had proposed him as a candidate in the aftermath of the truce in the Battle of Sabatini (1780), fought by the Saint Christ Army and the Korvini's Flottiglia against Skrovjan invaders by land and sea. His candidacy was supported by Queen Cristina herself, as a means of establishing political alliances, trade and peace between Saint Christ and Skrovja and consolidate Orthodox Church influence in the region. Prior to this, Cristina's father was eager to wed his daughter to a Tatiani cousin. This marriage did not materialise due to the poor finances of the Tatianis at the time.
Cristina and Goran had three children. Her husband preferred to stay in Velija, Skrovja, instead of Saint Christ, where he had several mistresses.
Naval stage of the Battle of Sabatini, by Felipi Gramscini (1800)
Also known as The Unbeaten due to her role in the Battle of Sabatini, Cristina Maxima Korvini proved to be a military and political genius, having distinguished herself commanding troops during the conflicts against the powerful army and navy of King Petrus Mandic of Skrovja.
Under her rule, the Kingdom of Saint Christ became a stable, flourishing city-state. During this time, she improved the infrastructure and military of Saint Christ. Queen Cristina Maxima also reformed the taxation process. Her reign is known as Pax Cristina because during her reign diplomacy flourished. The Kingdom's economy was dominated by wealthy industrialists and bankers and she followed conservative policies, especially under the influence of Minister of State Franco DiMango during the period (1785–95).
King Goran Mandic Korvini of Saint Christ
Cristina Maxima founded the Royal Bank of Saint Christ (today Royal Bank of Cristina) in 1785 and the Korvini Overseas Trade Company (today Korvini Corporation) in 1787. She also promoted friendship with the Kingdom of Mantella and sponsored their colonial expansions.
Although she was married, Cristina was open about her homosexual behaviour. She made a strict distinction between her role as queen, in which she could not compromise, and her personal role, which was entirely pleasant and courteous. Cristina had a secret romantic affair with Signora Isadora Dellamare, Countess of Sabatini, from 1783 to 1788, and a more open one with Signora Giulia Campesini, a third cousin of her, 1790-91.
At the end of 1797, Cristina Maxima Korvini died of smallpox. Her husband neglected the affairs of Saint Christ and had to leave the country in May 1798. He abdicated in favor of their daughter, Duchess Carla of Louisagna, the same year.
Her husband remained a widower, despite a rich dowry offered to him by the Duchess of Corolla, Deusenora Maldini, for the hand of her unattractive daughter, Signora Francesca Maldini, a granddaughter of Luigi II of Mantella.
In 13 June 1847, the Korvini family and the National Council officially renamed the country Kingdom of Cristina (Regno di Cristina) after the great Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini.