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Vignettes / Engineering The Empire
« on: August 31, 2022, 07:48:13 AM »
Location: Somewhere in Ecskana
Time: 4:19 AST

Akane threw the stack of papers at the man the very moment she walked in the door. "Unacceptable is the word of the day, simply unacceptable on all levels. We handed you a golden opportunity, provided all the avenues to see our mutual aims achieved and...." she made a motion with her hands, "you squandered it. The Imperial Courts have rejected your petitions, public opinion is shifting toward the Empress, and somehow the INIS was capable of positioning Kyōko as an asset to the Imperial Government. She was our ticket to the Throne, to the heart of power in Pyrettania, and all of that is now gone. Now I have to rely upon other plans, assets and methods I'd had hoped to not employ, and it's all because of you. Do you have anything to say for yourself?"

"I played my role..." he quipped. "The role of an amateur, apparently!" she snapped back in anger. "Tell me, after all the years I invested in placing you in a position to be a man of consequence, how did you turn into one so inconsequential, carrying a legacy barely worthy of remark, and the one time you could have done something to change the course of history, you end up fumbling it? You've nothing to show for your efforts, not to me and certainly not to the Rokkenjiman People. I have no patience," she said as she walked behind him, "for useless things." In one swift motion she wrapped fishing line around her hands, placing it across his neck and pulling with all her might. She ignored the blood and the gasps from Mr. Walshs' neck, as she maintained pressure until his body had stopped moving, dropping the wire before taking his head between her hands.

"You won't be causing anymore failures," she said before spitting in the face before her, then throwing his body to the floor. Akane then pushed a button and, moments later, one of her agents had arrived. "Clean this mess up, I don't need him stinking up this room. He's been enough of a nuisance, I don't need him to become one in death. Disposal options are at your discretion and no, before you ask, we don't need to tie his death to Evanthe. He's already failed enough times that killing him would be of no benefit to her, and I don't feel like undertaking the effort to tie his death to her hands as it is. I just don't wish to see that face again."

"So we're proceeding with the fail-safe?" he questioned. "Don't ask too many questions, you'll know what you need to know when you need to know it, it's as simple as that. Right now you've some garbage to tend to, so do as I asked. Also," she paused, "I'll need our file on one Lucinda Hadley. I won't have any variables threaten our mission and, while she may be my successor, her loyalty to the lesser Anselmos is a liability which must be addressed in short order. They perverted her daughter, Charles saw that and recognized what must be done, and if there is one thing I will ensure in this life it's that the great mistake is corrected. Now, do your duty, stop asking questions, and trust your Lady has all in hand."

While Walsh had been a carry-over from Evanthe's time in Somerset she had hoped the role he would play in the game before them would have been greater. He had been privy to information she would otherwise have not had access to, however, one simple task was beyond his competency to execute. Had he succeeded in his role the Empire would have been in play sooner yet, with this unsatisfactory result, other methods were forced to be called upon.

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Diplomacy and Events / A Private Message To Crown Princess Serenity
« on: July 26, 2022, 12:29:19 AM »

An Invitation To Pyrena Castle; CC: Prime Minister Heishi
Office of the Princess of Azukishima

I don't believe that either of us were done with our exchange of ideas. While the events we've both just witnessed are unfortunate I would wish to continue with our exchange and have secured the Imperial Council Chambers for continued discussions, should you be interested in joining me. I understand the positions raised by our Tytorian allies especially as the First Empire has, throughout the reigns of Saisei and Ōkami placed the Cross-Straits system at the centre of its foreign policies and endeavours. I gave my word that I was interesting in seeing the "blank slate" route through to its conclusion before making any decisions. Transport to the Castle will be available outside of the CSC Headquarters should you accept my invitation.


Princess of Azukishima
Duchess of Pyrettania

Kyōko had brought to a close the first day of the Cross-Straits Summit, "it will be easy" they had said, a friendly gathering that should go without issue. Kyōko could not have expected the competing viewpoints or, despite the best of her efforts, her inability to see some harmony between them. She thus made her way to the Imperial Council Chambers and made an additional call for Grand Marshall Rowe and Tsuji Makoto, chair of the powerful House of Councillors Committee for Foreign Affairs, to join in.

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Diplomacy and Events / A Private Message To SANE
« on: July 16, 2022, 06:35:23 AM »

A Private Message To SANE
From The First Empire Of Rokkenjima

Despite our nations sharing a treaty of non-aggression many within Pyrettania have felt that we have not done enough to strengthen relations with our Ardian neighbours. I recognize the history between Rokkenjima and SANE, especially during the Saisei Era, and I can promise you that the concerns of Empress Saisei are not prevalent throughout the Imperial Government. Rokkenjima, New Derusmia, Quintellia and the Longdi Socialist Republic have had the same interests and concerns at heart, and I'm only sorry that this fact was not realized sooner rather than later. We are, at the end of the day, Ardian brothers and sisters and I am dismayed at the opportunities we missed in that era of tensions between us.

I write to you today to notify you of the interests of the First Empire to join the South Ardian New Electorate, to further our ties with our Ardian neighbours, and to work together to find solutions to the issues facing our nations at home and abroad. I believe firmly that through cooperation we may find answers to challenges none of us could provide without each other, and I am inspired by the spirit which has united all of your nations. If SANE should be willing to consider our application from membership I would hope to meet with you in the coming days to effect a plan for Rokkenjiman membership in SANE. For too long has the First Empire looked across oceans and continents for friends when, in truth, we had them here in Ardia to begin with. Once you have discussed this proposal to your counterparts I look forward to not only your response, but toward working together with our Ardian neighbours not only as the friends we are today, but as allies.

Until I shall receive your reply;


Princess of Azukishima
Duchess of Pyrettania

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On behalf of the Abstergo family I am pleased to see our nations begin moves toward a normalization of relations. With that comes a removal on restrictions upon Rokkenjiman firms doing business in Samantra, an opportunity which Abstergo believes we may both take full advantage of in this new chapter. As you may be aware my Division, the Financial Group, is looking to expand its offerings and services across Mundus and we would be pleased to begin operations within Samantra following the necessary approvals of the Samantran Government. To quote our previous release:

"Offering services which range from traditional banking, financial planning, lines of credit, loans, wire transfers, currency exchanges and a host of other financial products and services to harness the full potential of your money. When you open an account with our banks, which shall honour the heritage of Abstergo Industries under the name "Orchid Bank and Trust", you're entering into a partnership not only you can depend on, but one which your family may depend on for generations to come.

The AFG will also be a fitting partner to businesses across Mundus offering a robust array of services while opening the door to the world of international commerce. Utilizing the robust Abstergo Payment and Posting System (APPS) you may be confident that doing business, whether it be domestic or abroad, will not inure headaches. With a team of advisers and experts at your back you will have the tools and foresight to enable you to make decisions in situations where precious seconds may count. Furthermore, with Abstergo's expertise in Investments and Holdings you can rest assured as the same team which transformed Orchid Capital into a corporation which is today valued at र1.6tn ($900bn) will be looking out for your brighter future, helping you along the way to write the next great success story."

I am also aware of interest from Abstergo to establish an assembly line in Samantra to produce Abstergo electronics, specifically new models of phones running the AbsterGO operating system. These will be more reasonably priced models tailored for markets across Cotf Aranye, thus we would be looking to hire individuals in the region to hone these models to their intended markets. This represents another partnership, and one we hope to be able to move forward in.

Respectfully;

Iseri Norio
President
Abstergo Financial Group

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Diplomacy and Events / Rokkenjiman Policy Review 2022
« on: July 04, 2022, 02:07:21 AM »

Review Of Rokkenjiman Policy
Office of the Princess of Azukishima

Previously I had declared my intent to hold a formal review of Rokkenjiman foreign policy, a task which I have since laboured upon. Having spoken with countless individuals in the Imperial Government, considering past and present actions of the First Empire, and the future trajectory which has been spoken of as we near what shall be a transition into a new era once Crown Princess Asuna formally ascends, I have prepared a list of items I see as the greatest priority as we move into that new era. With the adoption of these recommendations I have little question that Crown Princess Asuna will have a firm foundation from which to work from, and the First Empire a multitude of options as it approaches and works with the community of nations looking well into the future.

  • The Imperial Government must live up to the standard set forth by Empress Evanthe which, and I quote, "demand(s) that for each military solution two diplomatic solutions must be presented." In recent times we have seen Empress Evanthe fall into the trap of the Saisei Empress in employing Rokkenjiman military assets for issues which a simple communication would have been much more appropriate and productive while being much less costly. It is thus my recommendation that all deployments of military assets, outside times of active conflict or national security, require the concurrence of the Empress and Vicegerent before orders are issued for Rokkenjiman assets, for example those of the Imperial Rokkenjiman Navy, to be deployed unless the deployment has a clear and defined purpose related to the defense of the First Empire, the defense of a Rokkenjiman ally, or upon the request of a foreign nation in distress.
  • The employment of sanctions against states as the first response, instead of the last once all diplomatic options have been exhausted, should henceforth be ceased immediately. The Empress should thus task the Vicegerent with a review of present Rokkenjiman sanctions and determine which of those serves the foreign policy interests of the First Empire and those which are frivolous in nature and worthy of being repealed. In the future, the concurrence of the Crown and the Imperial Diet should be necessary before the implementation of any new sanctions. As elected representatives of the Rokkenjiman People the concurrence of the Diet, which would naturally require votes on each proposal of sanctions, their voices are crucial as the First Empire weighs such options in the future.
  • Pyrena Castle must be as willing to talk with adversaries, non-aligned states, and states outside of traditional spheres of Rokkenjiman interest as it is in pursuing talks within those traditional spheres. This process has already started with my talks in Abertone and discussions between Rokkenjima and Lijiang, but the process cannot stop there. Should Pyrena Castle ignore the need for talks with nations beyond its traditional spheres I fear it will impose upon itself a period of quasi-isolation, with the only force to blame being the present leadership. With the sanction of the Imperial Government, if conferred, I would be willing to personally lead this initiative.
  • Ongoing disputes between the First Empire and powers such as Heyra and Samantra should be reviewed and considered outside of the lenses they've previously been viewed through while the door to good-faith discussions and negotiations should be opened to advance a peaceful normalization of relations regardless of the present state of relations with the state in question. In the case of the former questions surrounding their ties to the Tamoran institution of slavery should naturally be answered, however, the notion that the Heyran Republic is some ominous threat to global peace is ludicrous. That this view is held by an alarming number of Rokkenjimans must be addressed by the Imperial Government.
  • The Imperial Government is on the right path with the South Ardian New Electorate and should use that approach as a template in approaching other states in which relations have soured. Whereas we once had Rokkenjiman officials openly speaking of military action against SANE we now see a state of affairs which sees the First Empire and SANE nations capable of cooperation, understanding and even working toward mutual aims. There is no new USR or Warsaw, and the adversarial "us versus them" mentality some seemingly cling to in the Imperial Government needs to evolve to meet the needs of the present and the future.
  • The First Empire should revert to the previously stated 'open line' policy and should not preclude itself from diplomacy with any state, regardless of the state of relations it holds with the state in question. This effort shouldinclude the reinstatement of embassies with those states which the First Empire has either withdrawn or withheld diplomatic recognition.
  • Renewed vigor should be shown in finding areas of cooperation and inclusion between Rokkenjima and foreign nations. Like most nations we share largely the same concerns and interests when it comes to international peace, security and stability. This should include pursuing an understanding which sees no nation utilizing international agreements as cudgels against any state, and it should likewise include a shift in Rokkenjiman policy which sees all states as potential partners in the pursuit of our mutual interests in these spheres.
  • Finally, the Imperial Government must be quick to shut down potential crises which arise when, for example, the Rosari Faith nearly contributes to a dispute amongst the faiths of Mundus. We must also not see any faith as a threat to the First Empire, nor allow the perception that we view such a threat to exist as these situations do nothing to forward either our interests or our security.

While it is upon the Imperial Government to review these findings I am confident that, should the recommendations I've made here today are adopted, we will see improvements and new avenues open for the First Empire moving into the next few years. The current paradigm is broken and is in need of reform. Where possible I have presented answers which I believe are capable of addressing the issues I have highlighted and look forward to the Imperial Government acting upon them.


Princess of Azukishima
Duchess of Pyrettania

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International Organisations / Annual CSC Summit
« on: June 30, 2022, 07:47:56 AM »
Cross-Straits Community


Annual Summit of the Cross-Straits Community

Friends, allies and partners across the Cross-Straits nations;

As we continue to move forward into this year it is my privilege to invite you to the Headquarters of the Cross-Straits Community for a Summit which will set our agenda, reaffirm our bonds, and address a variety of issues before the Community and Mundus at large. As Cross-Straits affairs have been added to my purview, along with an attache who is well versed with the Community, I look forward to getting to know you all as well as working together on issues which face all of our nations. The first issue we shall be tackling is slavery, both states who practice slavery and those who aid and albeit them in the continuation of this barbaric and reprehensible institution. Secondly, it is the indication of several people I have spoken to to see a broad spectrum military exercise to gauge the interoperability of the Cross-Straits Treaty Organisation, and we believe that the Rokkenjima and Dauntel Seas make the perfect area for such exercises to occur. In addition to any topics our Cross-Straits allies and partners wish to approach ISEA will be present to address our mutual space-fairing endeavours, whilst a representative from the IOAA will be on hand to talk about exciting new developments for the exploration of Mundus' oceans which we know much less well than even our own lunar surface.

I also understand that some representatives wish to discuss the future of the Cross-Straits Community, including the CSTO specifically, which shall be addressed at the Summit, together. I look forward to welcoming you all at the Headquarters of the Cross-Straits Community and making this meeting a rousing success!


Princess of Azukishima
Duchess of Pyrettania


Princess Kyōko awaited the arrival of her guests at the Headquarters of the Cross-Straits Community. Evanthe had selected her to represent the First Empire of Rokkenjima as a test as the audience would be "friendlies", and she held confidence in her capabilities having worked with her during her tenure as the Governor of Rishiri. She reviewed her notes, both those given to her by the Imperial Rokkenjiman Government and her own, "Remember Beatrice's strengths, not her shortfalls," and rose her head when the first arrival was announced.

"I'm pleased to welcome you to this Summit of the Cross-Straits Community," she said with a respectful bow. "May our discussions today be productive," she continued with a smile.

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Diplomacy and Events / Rokkenjima and Abertone
« on: June 21, 2022, 12:25:06 PM »

An Invitation To Abertone
From The First Empire Of Rokkenjima

To Emperor Marco Lupin IX, King of Abertone and Grand Duke of Faidello

Your Imperial Majesty;

As our nations share a considerable border I have been tasked by the Imperial Government of the First Empire of Rokkenjima to spearhead talks to establish and build relations between our two Empires. The First Empire has long believed that our region of Mundus is an engine of economic growth and prosperity, and one which can serve as an example to the rest of Ardia for a path towards greater prosperity and equality between the Peoples. For these reasons I would be happy to visit the Empire of Abertone to formally establish relations between our Empires and to cement a firm friendship between our Peoples.

Upon your word I shall make preparations to meet with you in Abertone and to conduct discussions on behalf of the First Empire of Rokkenjima. I look forward to a fruitful set of discussions and the establishment of a strong and mutually beneficial friendship between our Peoples.

Yours in Friendship;


Princess of Azukishima
Duchess of Pyrettania

OOC:

It should be noted that this letter is sent roughly a month after the reveal, which is the time where the Princess decides to start her duties.

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Diplomacy and Events / From Princess Kyōko
« on: June 21, 2022, 12:11:20 PM »



To all the well wishers I have heard from across Mundus through private messages, to the People of Rishiri who have kept my spirits high through these times, and to the Rokkenjiman People who have been nothing but wonderful in their correspondence with me, I thank you all. To learn what I have in these past few days has been difficult, however, not all has been terrible. As we will all remember the Saisei Empress and I shared a close friendship, we often called each other sisters, and to know that was not by chance or mistake is oddly comforting in these times. Today, I stand in a position where I may best support my niece as she continues her path of education to assume Chrysanthemum Throne and reign in her own right.

It has been a difficult many days here at Pyrena Castle, overcoming all the thoughts and emotions which come with not only realizing your life wasn't what you thought it was, but also realizing the life and the relationships you never got to know due to that. It's something I wouldn't wish on the worst of my foes, but through my time at Pyrena Castle I have been made to feel welcome, my questions and concerns have been addressed, and I am starting to feel at home myself. I will always love the family who raised me, however, I have had a chance to learn of my biological family and they have welcomed me with open arms, with love and compassion, and I feel wholly welcome, wholly at home, for the first time.

Now that I have settled in I will be assuming official duties as Princess of Azukishima; I was raised to have a strong work ethic and I shall continue that in my duties as a Princess of Rokkenjima. Due to my background in international affairs and government I shall be sharing duties with the Vicegerent on the foreign policy of the First Empire, and I shall serve as an advisor to the Crown Princess and future Empress as she prepares for her Enthronement. I shall leverage the full depth of my experience in leading Rishiri, and as First Minister of Rishiri, to her benefit. Future announcements shall be made available as time passes as to the full depth of my responsibilities and duties to the Imperial Government, the most immediately impactful at the Enthronement as to my understanding. Following that date I look forward to engaging with the community of nations on behalf of the future Empress of Rokkenjima.

Yours in Friendship;


Princess of Azukishima
Duchess of Pyrettania

OOC: This should be seen as taking place one month after the Princess' reunion with the Imperial Family.

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Diplomacy and Events / An Invitation To Clysperis: Summer Games '22
« on: June 19, 2022, 05:48:51 AM »

It is my humble privilege to extend an invitation to foreign governments and sporting officials to join me in Setri for a three-day weekend to inspect the facilities and infrastructure which has been built in the Clysperi bid to host the Summer Games. I look forward, with the Clysperi bid, to showing you why the Kingdom of Clysperis is best positioned to host the Summer Games as opposed to merely extolling the virtues of Clysperis with words and pretty graphics. You will have full access to the facilities which shall host events, as well as those which shall serve to house the athletes, all while staying at some of the finest hotels in the City of Dreams. The costs for your stay shall, naturally, be covered in full by the Royal Clysperi Government.

During your stay I shall be available for private meetings to further build support for the Clysperi bid to host the Games. Any concerns, any areas you would wish to see addressed, and other arrangements will be discussed between us. If I did not believe that the facilities we have built at the Khemnen-Setri Games Park were not suitable I would not be inviting you to scrutinize them personally. I look forward to your arrivals and to us working together for one of the most remarkable Mundus Games in recent history.

Akasha Di-‘nh-mi-Re, Sovereign of Sovereigns, Divine of Appearance, Beloved of Amun, Chosen of Ra, Lord of the Three Lands, Ruler of Justice like Ra, High Priest of Every Temple, the Eye of Horus, Satisfied is the heart of Ra.

CSMC Special Programming on the Khemnen-Setri Games Park and the Clysperi bid to host the Games.

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Diplomacy and Events / An Invitation To An Enthronement
« on: June 12, 2022, 02:10:07 AM »

Enthronement Of Empress Sutāraito

To the Community of Nations:

I am pleased to welcome you to Pyrena Castle as we mark the enthronement of Crown Princess Asuna, marking the begining of the Sutāraito Era and the true end of the Saisei Era. Accommodations shall be provided in the residential wing of Pyrena Castle, while festivities shall include an Imperial Ball, a dinner, a concert featuring various Rokkenjiman acts, as well as various activities for international leaders to interact with the future Rokkenjiman Empress and her present representatives in Imperial Government.

I look forward to welcoming you all in Pyrettania.

Respectfully yours;


Empress of Rokkenjima
Princess of Arovium

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Diplomacy and Events / A Message To Phuebra
« on: June 07, 2022, 05:14:27 PM »

A Message To Phuebra

Greetings,

The First Empire has long believed that, through friendship, the nations of Ardia may share jointly in the fruits of prosperity. Our region of Ardia has been an engine for economic growth for quite some time yet the prosperity this brings with it has not benefited Phuebra or her People. Indeed, Phuebra has been a nation which has been struck by many issues and challenges, and one which the First Empire has not reached out to. I would like to rectify that by visiting with the Government of Phuebra to establish a firm friendship with our Southern neighbours, to see where Rokkenjima may be of assistance, and to see Phuebra embark upon the path of prosperity and plenty which I feel it is most deserving of.

For these purposes I look forward to a visit to your nation at your convenience so that we may lay the foundations for a new partnership between Phuebra and Rokkenjima. Knowing which areas are in greatest need of attention prior to this meeting will assist me in drafting a plan to work from. I look forward to your reply.

Respectfully yours;


Empress of Rokkenjima
Princess of Arovium

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Diplomacy and Events / To Zimalia
« on: June 04, 2022, 10:48:49 PM »

A Request To Zimalia

I recognize that the actions of the former Empress have placed us upon a path of confrontation and strife, and this is a equation I wish to change between our Peoples and Nations. I do not share the beliefs of my predecessor that Zimalia is a harbour for terrorism, and I wish that our Nations and Peoples could walk forward from our previous path of conflict toward one of cooperation, discussion, and harmony.

If you would accept my invitation for talks in Pyretannia, at Pyrenna Castle, I would be pleased to host you and to find ways forward from our current state of affairs. I look forward to your response.

Respectfully yours;


Empress of Rokkenjima
Princess of Arovium

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To: The Members of the Assembly

Given recent actions by the Republic of Heyra (enabling the Tamoran institution of slavery via subsidiaries which operate in Elysium, a violation of a Resolution of the Assembly) and the apparent notion that Heyran courts will determine damages related to the QAMB affair (a violation of yet another Resolution of the Assembly), the First Empire is hereby calling for an emergency meeting of the Ardian Assembly to resolve these issues. Until such a time these issues are resolved, and the First Empire can ensure that no funds transferred to the Heyran Republic are diverted toward supporting their dealings with Tamoran firms, the likes of which do not hold the Free Stone Mark such as the Tamora Imperial Bank, all payments to the Republic of Heyra shall henceforth be suspended. While I wish this action was not necessary until we get to the bottom of the black hole which is the Heyran economy itself, there are few guarantees that these funds will not end up supporting the institution of slavery.

It is my hope that the Assembly of Ardia may be capable of producing answers where an unwilling and deceitful Heyran Republic has been incapable of being forthright. If it is found that, beyond any doubt, the Heyran Republic has been deceiving the Assembly of Ardia in regards to its business dealings via Tamoran subsidiaries operating in Elysium the First Empire will move for the expulsion of the Heyran Republic from the Assembly of Ardia.

Respectfully yours;


Empress of Rokkenjima
Princess of Arovium

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Diplomacy and Events / A Message to the Dragon Emperor
« on: May 28, 2022, 07:21:58 PM »

A Message
To His Imperial Majesty Dragon-Emperor Tielin II

I write to you today to state, unequivocally, that I got it wrong and take full responsibility for our failures toward Lijiang. I apologize to you, and your People, for my words and actions toward you, your People and your nation. I believe that, in friendship, we could be a force of stability and prosperity upon the Ardian continent and, in partnership, working together on international concerns of security and securing a future where the atom is decidedly a symbol of international peace and cooperation. It is perhaps my greatest failure that these paths were not followed and, in hindsight, I can see where my actions unnecessarily politicized the MAEA and that the words levied against Lijiang were wrong. If there was ever a moment I wish I could go back and take the paths not taken I would certainly use it on these matters.

I was wrong, and while I cannot take back those actions which have transpired I can give my full faith commitment to working toward a better future between our states. As one who has, time and again, professed his belief in the vision and mission of the MAEA I hope to overcome past failures in our interactions, to right this historic wrong. As we both know the MAEA only works if nations join the Agency and work toward fulfilling its objectives. We cannot again allow Mundus to reach the dangerous era we've placed behind us, and Lijiang would be a magnificent partner in ideals I feel we likely still share.

Should you see it as acceptable to grant me your graces in rectifying these issues I promise my full and undivided attention in a meeting between our nations and I would be humbled by those graces as well as the opportunity to overturn this historic wrong between our Peoples and Nations. I can, of course, understand if you should say no to such a proposition, but I place my faith in your graces that such an opportunity may be possible under your terms.

Respectfully yours;


Empress of Rokkenjima
Princess of Arovium

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In the matter of “QAMB victims” versus Unknown it is the advice of the Attorney for the Crown that no Rokkenjiman citizen present themselves to Heyran authorities. As these individuals are not named, however, it is my understanding that the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued a warning that Rokkenjimans should not travel to the Heyran Republic for any reason. The charges are unwarranted, the arrest warrants invalid, and it is the position of the Imperial Government that these proceedings are little better than a show trial. If the Heyran Republic was interested in a legitimate trial, as opposed to theatrics, it would bring the matter before the Uppsala Convention instead of the Heyran Justice Bureau.

On the matter of Captain Sophia Forrester that is a matter which would best be pursued with Imperial High Command.

Should this position be in any way unclear my counterparts in the Heyran Republic may contact my Office.

Lucius Stanley
Attorney for the Crown
7 ITC Complex, Onedari Square Suite 502
Exuperia, Azukishima Prefecture
102-2057
+7-407-0002

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Diplomacy and Events / The Imperial Address, Seventh Edition
« on: May 08, 2022, 08:59:51 AM »

Imperial Address
An Address to the People of Rokkenjima, her Allies, and the broader International Community

Fellow Rokkenjimans, Friends and Allies of the First Empire, honourable delegates from afar, I thank you for joining me here this afternoon.

On April 22nd, 2014 the Saisei Empress stood before you in this very Chamber to deliver the first Imperial Address. In the years which have followed it has been customary for the Empress to come before the whole of the Empire to present her assessment of the preceding year, her goals for the year to come, and to reflect upon the challenges, concerns, hopes and aspirations of the Rokkenjiman nation in that moment. In her first Imperial Address the Saisei Empress touted the strength of the Rokkenjiman economy, as well as that of the Imperial Rokkenjiman Navy, in her opening remarks. This year, however, I wish to look back upon history to highlight the challenges we have met, and the remarkable success of Rokkenjiman unilateralism in meeting the challenges before the international community.

We may recall that when the United Soviet Russia enacted a blockade of the Great Northern Sea, while at the same time pursuing an expansive biological weapons program, this First Empire broke through the Soviet blockade with the might of the Imperial Rokkenjiman Navy while the intense pressure brought upon the Soviets forced them to bring their weapons program to a halt. With this success over the Era of Soviet Aggression, the First Empire in its benevolence established the Covenant of Nations, an institution with which we could ensure a lasting peace and ever expansive international stability. Then, when the Thematan Corporatists embarked upon a campaign of genocide and brutal oppression of their very people Rokkenjiman pressure, combined with the full might of the Imperial Rokkenjiman Armed Forces, overwhelmed the Corporatist Regime, and liberated the Thematan People, restoring to them a liberty and freedom which had been stolen from them decades ago.

I can see the bewilderment on your faces and please have faith, my faculties have not taken flight. Naturally, we all know that when the United Soviet Russia embarked upon its era of aggression that the Imperial Rokkenjiman Navy, joined by our allies of Quinntopia, worked together and broke the blockade imposed by the Soviets; through a concerted campaign of international pressure which built consensus between Rokkenjiman allies and independent partners which brought the Soviet program to a halt. Likewise, the partnership which the First Empire built with nations across Mundus resulted in the formation of the Covenant of Nations; and when the cruelty of the Thematan Regime was delivered to the forefront of global attention by the Saisei Empress this First Empire, joined by our allies and partners from across Mundus, rose to the occasion and acted with swift and decisive determination to hold the regime accountable for its actions while seeing a free Themata rise from the ashes of the corporatists.

Considering the alternative version of history I presented to you, we must likewise recall a recent Rokkenjiman history which is not alternative in nature: that of a reliance upon unilateral capability and actions which alienated longstanding Rokkenjiman alliances and friends. This highlights clearly how every Rokkenjiman success has been born of the close cooperation between Rokkenjima and her allies which built international consensus to address the issues of the present moment. The might of the Rokkenjiman nation has never been represented by her solitary military, diplomatic or economic power but by her capacity to build consensus, to act with others, and to impart our strength upon the cause of the powerless. In each success we have seen it was never a naval base in our possession which brought about results, but our coordination with a concert of nations to address issues which, at their heart, speak to the common values and principles held with our allies and partners.

It is in the spirit of partnership that I share with you the results of work which started under the Saisei Empress; a rapprochement between Rokkenjima and East Moreland, the restoration of friendship and cooperation between Pyrettania and Valtheim and, finally, the multilateral effort which has seen the genesis of the Cross-Straits Community. These are crucial links which will further foreign policy objectives of the First Empire, strengthen Rokkenjiman abilities in working toward addressing crises and ensuring stability, while leaving in place an infrastructure from which our Crown Princess may work upon her ascension to the Throne. You will note that these developments do not see the First Empire acquiring military bases, nor are they instruments which would provoke the ire of Rokkenjiman allies and partners. These diplomatic developments are undertaken as the First Empire looks well into the future, rather than with short-sightedness and spite.

While these developments proceed, we must also be mindful of the present challenges which face the community of nations. Tribalism, a breakdown in the institutions of international diplomacy, and an increasing trend to look inward toward echo chambers threatens a split upon Mundus. Fears of religious competition have also presented themselves in recent times and it is upon all of us to address these issues before they establish themselves as insurmountable challenges. Over the coming weeks I will be collaborating with the Vicegerent to have honest conversations with many nations, focusing upon rebuilding those links beyond the Cross-Straits System and fostering an international conversation in which we may address mutual concerns, areas of cooperation, and concerns which some may feel have been ignored by Rokkenjima. This constructive dialogue is long overdue and is one which I look forward to holding with our neighbours in the community of nations.

We must also be mindful of the impact our actions have upon our neighbours and should act, always, as good neighbours, always working to foster understanding. We have seen the winding down of Operation Typhoon in the Kyne, the Imperial Council is at present reviewing Rokkenjiman sanctions upon the Emirate of Royal Seleucid in relation to the breadth of their practices and, by extension, policy toward Samantra, and we are seeing the nascent revival of the Mundus Development Bank. With the resources available to the Bank the capacity for effecting good in the world around us is quite remarkable, yet quite tragic if those funds continue to sit unused. Seeing the MDB return to normal operations and become a partner to peoples across Mundus in improving living standards and constructing essential infrastructure, is just one way we may all work together to transform lives and bring hope to communities.

We also find ourselves in a time of transition. One day, in a future which is no longer quite so far away, Crown Princess Asuna will ascend to Chrysanthemum Throne, ushering in a new era for the First Empire. She is surrounded by people who will continue to help her to grow into her role as Empress, continuing a tradition of service to the Rokkenjiman People. Already we have seen her not be shy to share her opinions on current and past Rokkenjiman policy with her words resonating with Rokkenjimans from her generation and even beyond. I am confident that she will continue to learn the skills to best utilize her passion in the governance of Rokkenjima.

While we have not always had the right answers, we have always tried to do the right thing, approaching difficult moments and critical decisions instead of shirking from them. We should never avoid such moments; however, we should take the time to discuss our approaches with involved parties to reach well-rounded approaches that provide for lasting solutions to problems before the community of nations. When solutions do not come from us, as a nation blessed with resources and capabilities, we should lend our strengths to those solutions. We must return to a strategy of building consensus and partnership which has proven itself repeatedly in the past as opposed to strategies which see just one viable way forward. The latter is a strategy which is destined for failure, and one which we must not repeat moving into the future.

Indeed we must remember that mistakes will be made, yet that is not what defines us as a nation or a People. What we do with these situations is what defines us, and on that note we can certainly do better, and we shall do better. Initiatives being formulated between myself and the Imperial Government will address the issues I have shared with you today while positioning the First Empire for a more engaging relationship with nations beyond existing ties. We have, in many ways, isolated ourselves from ideas and opinions which may not align with our own, we have not discussed these differences, so we are left without the understanding necessary for successful diplomacy and the capacity necessary to come together with neighbours to resolve pressing issues. I am pleased to bring this era of semi-isolation to a much needed close and to engage once again in the spirit of international cooperation.

Our immediate future sees many opportunities if we are courageous enough to take them, and to trust in the common compass which is in the heart of all toward that which is true, just and good. I pray that we have the wisdom and foresight to avoid missteps in those moments, to work with our allies and partners in harmony while also engaging with nations outside of that sphere to find answers and solutions we otherwise would be oblivious to. Yes, we must also remember that because a nation may be different or may hold beliefs which aren’t quite understood, they are not worrying and, with just a bit of conversation, most differences can be reconciled, and in that the spirit of cooperation is most often born.

We, as a Nation and People, once again renew our commitment to cooperation with the community of nations, not fearing what may be but working together to shape what shall be. May each day which follows be brighter than the day which we saw before, and may we keep misapprehension at bay.

Thank you all for your time. May the All-Mother continue to bless this First Empire, and may we all work together to foster a more understanding and harmonious future.

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OOC Socialisation / Music
« on: May 02, 2022, 08:02:04 AM »
Been too long since we had a music topic so allow me to properly inaugurate it. :P


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Diplomacy and Events / Pyrettania-Nakim Line
« on: April 28, 2022, 10:44:17 PM »
Evanthe picked up her secured line with the Lakhzovs and, once the signal that the line was indeed secured sounded, she proceeded.

"Yes, this is Empress Evanthe. I would wish to speak with President Kadassa, should he be available." With that she waited, as she was quite certain that a recent endorsement was by now well known within Lakhzovia's halls of power.

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Office of the Chancellory / Tea In The Garden: Fireside Chat 2.0
« on: April 26, 2022, 10:33:57 PM »

My Fellow Orderians,

Some years ago I held a series of "Fireside Chats" which, to quote myself, "I feel it's important to maintain an open line of communications, one where we may exchange ideas, tackle concerns, and also what I hope will be engaging and thought-provoking discussions." With current circumstances and our renewing spirits of community I wish to once again have an opportunity to speak with all of you in an open and candid manner, to answer questions, take on concerns, as well as having fun and entertaining some of the oddity questions which some of you may have. :P

Our Vice Chancellor, CGJ, may also be joining us from time to time.

Before we proceed, allow me to present a few ground rules:

  • You can ask about anything regarding NationStates, the Independent Order, its Government or roleplay matters. Questions not related to the Order, its Government or role-play matters will be answered by discretion.
  • You should be respectful when asking questions; being offensive in the garden isn't nice, and really throws off the feng shui of the Chancellery Garden.
  • The Vice Chancellor and I shall answer all questions presented, though if they are not relevant to the Order, its Government or roleplay we reserve the right to decline.
  • Discussions which take place in this topic should remain respectful and calm.

This will, once again, be a permanent fixture of my Office. Well, not quite, as it's out in the Garden, but you know what I mean.

Also, before we go further, I know that the words and actions I took toward the Land of Kings and Emperors was petty, as well as being beneath my usual standards of conduct. I can only apologize and while I will offer no defense, since we're being candid, I know Dave's departure has weighed heavily upon all of us, but I feel as though I bear full responsibility for things coming to that point. I should have reacted better and, to those ends, I have apologized to Dave for letting him down in such a massive fashion but I also owe Altona, Rayyu, our community and countless others an apology when I had the opportunity to listen and act much, much sooner. I admit I was aloof and complacent, it's not hard to do when you're in a community that lasts this long online, but I promise all of you I will do better, and I look forward to working with all of you to put these times behind us and get back to an Order where we can escape to, and not have to worry about drama. We'll never allow complacency to divide and threaten our community again, and I personally thank each person who has acted against that, seeing that we'd fallen from what we are: a region of good RP, quality writing, and placing cooperation and collaboration over competition and a "winning" mindset.

With that being said, do ask away. I look forward to answering your questions. :)

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Office of the Chancellory / The Order of the Pen
« on: April 26, 2022, 09:22:03 AM »

THE ORDER OF THE PEN
OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER

The Grand Chancellor formally establishes the Order of the Pen as an Order of Chivalry, this shall be awarded for members Roleplay quality and Roleplay Contribution, All individuals who hold titles of nobility, that were awarded for Roleplay Contribution, shall be inducted automatically into the Order of the Pen. The following Independent Nations are hereby recognized for the continued quality of their RP, and are thus inducted as Members of the Order of the Pen:

Altona
Cass
Markus
Daito
Heimney
RobertAgria
Paracambi
Kermah
Rayyu
Paralipomena
Lijiang

We all look forward to reading and engaging with excellent RP, and I to recognizing yet more people as time goes by. Thank you all for your contributions to our region, to sharing your stories with us, and may we all continue to build together. :)

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Office of the Chancellory / Appointments and Intentions
« on: April 26, 2022, 09:05:04 AM »

Fellow Orderians,

With the adoption of our new Constitution I am pleased to make the following appointments after advice and consultation:

I ah hereby formally appointing RobertAgria to the position of RP Moderator and announcing my intent to appoint the following individuals (pending their formal acceptance) as Roleplay Managers:

  • Altona
  • Tytor
  • Markus

I am excited to embark upon this new chapter in our regions history as well as continuing to work with you all to continue our improvements to the Independent Order and our community. I thank everyone who has been a part of this process and look forward to what we next achieve together.

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Laws of the Land / Constitution of the Independent Order (2022)
« on: April 26, 2022, 08:50:33 AM »
Constitution of the Independent Order

Forum Administrators - There are currently three forum administrators, Beatrice, CGJ and Achkaerin, their responsibilities are:
a) Maintaining and updating the forum
b) Addressing forum issues encountered by members of the forum.
c) Notifying the membership of the region of issues of concern administration wise.

The Chancellery - this comprises the Grand Chancellor, currently Beatrice and the Vice Chancellor, currently CGJ, their responsibilities are:
a) Ensuring the safety and stability of The Independent Order;
b) Conducting Nationstates inter regional diplomacy.
c) Appointing office holders where required;
d) Removing office holders where there exists reasonable grounds to do so:
e) Administering the official chatroom of the region, the NationStates region, and any other official off-forum locations;
f) Advising office holders where requested;
g) Maintaining and updating the Criminal Code and Discord Code of Conduct (with the consultation of the Lord Chief Justice).
h) Investigating complaints concerning the Lord Chief Justice.
i) Inducting (and removing when inactive) members of the Order of the Pen upon instruction of the Order.
 
The Roleplay Managers - There are three Roleplay Managers in simple terms this group generally manages the roleplay rules and assists new members they have the following responsibilities:
a) Welcoming newcomers in the region
b) Mentoring newcomers
c) Recruiting new members
d) Amending the Roleplay Rules, (all amendments require a unanimous vote and the consultation of the Roleplay Moderator and where needed the consultation of the cartographer)
e) Maintenance of a Roleplay Guide designed to assist and inform the players of the region of aspects of the Regional roleplay.

Roleplay Moderator -The Roleplay Moderator is the person responsible for ensuring the roleplay rules are followed they have the following responsibilities:
a) Welcoming newcomers in the region
b) Mentoring newcomers in the region
c) Recruiting new members
d) Managing NPCs
e) Enforcing the Roleplay rules
f) Settling disputes between players
g) Managing the RP canon
h) Taking measures in regards to players that are not complying with the Roleplay rules
i) Making realism rulings.
j) Creating and managing regular RP events (delegating where necessary)
k) Granting RP rewards (with consultation where necessary)

- Any decision to change a historic event in the RP Canon shall require a public consultation to take place, to ensure that players have the chance to raise awareness of issues.  A decision to remove a current event or current post from the RP Canon shall require an announcement on the forum with reasoning.

- Decisions regarding the actions of an NPC shall require the consultation of three players who may not necessarily be the roleplay managers, the Roleplay Moderator shall abide by the majority view. Consulted players are expected to act considerate of the NPC’s history, policies, relationships etc

- Decisions regarding the creation, enlarging, reducing, relocating and dissolving of NPC’s and other map decisions shall require consultation with the cartographer.

The Cartographer - the Cartographer is the person responsible for the RP world map they have the following responsibilities:
a) To maintain and update the RP Map (by removing inactive nations and adding new ones)
b) Making proposals in respect of the map to the Roleplay Manager or Roleplay Moderator

The Lord Chief Justice - The Lord Chief Justice is the person who ensures that the forum rules are being followed as well as other responsibilities in respect of accountability, they are responsible for:
a) Advising the Office Holders when asked;
b) Ensuring all Actions by office holders are made in compliance, and are themselves compliant with the Criminal Code and Roleplay Rules;
c) Investigating complaints originating outside the Regional Roleplay and determining a reasonable action.
d) Investigating where it is suspected that any member or institution of the government has acted in error, as defined by law;
e) Hearing appeals from players on matters regarding Regional Roleplay.
f) Enforcing the Criminal Code and Discord Code of Conduct.
g) Overseeing, by majority vote, the election of a new Grand Chancellor should it be required (Removal of the previous Grand Chancellor shall require reasonable grounds).

- Should the Lord Chief Justice determine that a body (office holder) has acted in error, they may issue an Order to remedy the matter.

Discord Mods - there are four Discord Mods they are responsible for:
a) Monitoring the regional discord
b) Enforcing the discord code of conduct.

- Those with Discord Moderation powers operate a three strike system, strike one is a first warning, strike two is a final warning, strike three is a mute. Continuing beyond strike three can see longer mutes, server kicks and server bans employed depending on the nature of the issue.

Order of the Pen - this is a non authority role, it is available to all players and is granted for Roleplay contribution, it is formally awarded by the Grand Chancellor on the instruction of existing members of this order.

Miscellaneous

- This document and the Criminal Code (2013) shall extend fully to all parts Independent Order, including the forum, NationStates region, official chatroom and any official off-forum locations. Additionally the Forum Terms of Service shall be considered part of this document, as defined by law;

- If any individual holding an office that requires a forum presence fails to log in to the forum for a period of fourteen days without posting a Leave of Absence they shall be deemed as having vacated their position. Vacancies, including those arising from resignation, shall be filled:
a) Where a deputy or vice exists, by said deputy or vice; or
b) Where no such deputy or vice exists, or if the deputy or vice has also gone inactive, by the usual procedures specified in this document.

- To remove an office holder for a violation of the forum rules shall require first the establishment that such a violation occurred, as per the procedures of this document, and then a confidence vote of the office holder lasting for two (2) days, the process is overseen by the Lord Chief Justice (or Grand Chancellor should the Lord Chief Justice be the subject of the matter). A confidence vote not concerning a forum rule violation may be held at any time and overseen by the same. No office holder who has been the subject of an unsuccessful confidence vote shall face another one for six months, without the leave of the Grand Chancellor (or Lord Chief Justice if the Grand Chancellor be the office holder).

- for the purposes of this document reasonable grounds to remove an office holder shall include but not limited to - violation of the criminal code, violation of the discord code of conduct or inactivity.

- Any member may submit a proposal to amend this document by posting of the proposal in the Conference Hall forum, the proposal shall be debated for no less than seven (7) days and be followed by a two (2) day vote.

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Conference Hall / Proposing A New Constitution
« on: April 22, 2022, 06:59:56 AM »


Proposing A New Constitution

My Fellow Orderians,

After great consultation and engagement between all of us we have before us a draft Constitution written by Achkaerin which recognizes the current needs of the region, simplifies language, and addresses concerns shared by Orderians. This Constitution is now before you all and is even open for a petition to force a referendum which would require the support of three people to oppose its adoption. I think that the work which has gone into this document speaks for itself,  and I hope that we shall be able to adopt it and continue our march forward from these difficult times. That being said, I am pleased to present to you this draft Constitution for the Independent Order for your consideration.

Quote from: Draft Constitution
Forum Administrators - There are currently three forum administrators, Beatrice, CGJ and Achkaerin, their responsibilities are:
a) Maintaining and updating the forum
b) Addressing forum issues encountered by members of the forum.
c) Notifying the membership of the region of issues of concern administration wise.

The Chancellery - this comprises the Grand Chancellor, currently Beatrice and the Vice Chancellor, currently CGJ, their responsibilities are:
a) Ensuring the safety and stability of The Independent Order;
b) Conducting Nationstates inter regional diplomacy.
c) Appointing office holders where required;
d) Removing office holders where there exists reasonable grounds to do so:
e) Administering the official chatroom of the region, the NationStates region, and any other official off-forum locations;
f) Advising office holders where requested;
g) Maintaining and updating the Criminal Code and Discord Code of Conduct (with the consultation of the Lord Chief Justice).
h) Investigating complaints concerning the Lord Chief Justice.
i) Inducting (and removing when inactive) members of the Order of the Pen upon instruction of the Order.
 
The Roleplay Managers - There are three Roleplay Managers in simple terms this group generally manages the roleplay rules and assists new members they have the following responsibilities:
a) Welcoming newcomers in the region
b) Mentoring newcomers
c) Recruiting new members
d) Amending the Roleplay Rules, (all amendments require a unanimous vote and the consultation of the Roleplay Moderator and where needed the consultation of the cartographer)
e) Maintenance of a Roleplay Guide designed to assist and inform the players of the region of aspects of the Regional roleplay.

Roleplay Moderator -The Roleplay Moderator is the person responsible for ensuring the roleplay rules are followed they have the following responsibilities:
a) Welcoming newcomers in the region
b) Mentoring newcomers in the region
c) Recruiting new members
d) Managing NPCs
e) Enforcing the Roleplay rules
f) Settling disputes between players
g) Managing the RP canon
h) Taking measures in regards to players that are not complying with the Roleplay rules
i) Making realism rulings.
j) Creating and managing regular RP events (delegating where necessary)
k) Granting RP rewards (with consultation where necessary)

- Any decision to change a historic event in the RP Canon shall require a public consultation to take place, to ensure that players have the chance to raise awareness of issues.  A decision to remove a current event or current post from the RP Canon shall require an announcement on the forum with reasoning.

- Decisions regarding the actions of an NPC shall require the consultation of three players who may not necessarily be the roleplay managers, the Roleplay Moderator shall abide by the majority view. Consulted players are expected to act considerate of the NPC’s history, policies, relationships etc

- Decisions regarding the creation, enlarging, reducing, relocating and dissolving of NPC’s and other map decisions shall require consultation with the cartographer.

The Cartographer - the Cartographer is the person responsible for the RP world map they have the following responsibilities:
a) To maintain and update the RP Map (by removing inactive nations and adding new ones)
b) Making proposals in respect of the map to the Roleplay Manager or Roleplay Moderator

The Lord Chief Justice - The Lord Chief Justice is the person who ensures that the forum rules are being followed as well as other responsibilities in respect of accountability, they are responsible for:
a) Advising the Office Holders when asked;
b) Ensuring all Actions by office holders are made in compliance, and are themselves compliant with the Criminal Code and Roleplay Rules;
c) Investigating complaints originating outside the Regional Roleplay and determining a reasonable action.
d) Investigating where it is suspected that any member or institution of the government has acted in error, as defined by law;
e) Hearing appeals from players on matters regarding Regional Roleplay.
f) Enforcing the Criminal Code and Discord Code of Conduct.
g) Overseeing, by majority vote, the election of a new Grand Chancellor should it be required (Removal of the previous Grand Chancellor shall require reasonable grounds).

- Should the Lord Chief Justice determine that a body (office holder) has acted in error, they may issue an Order to remedy the matter.

Discord Mods - there are four Discord Mods they are responsible for:
a) Monitoring the regional discord
b) Enforcing the discord code of conduct.

- Those with Discord Moderation powers operate a three strike system, strike one is a first warning, strike two is a final warning, strike three is a mute. Continuing beyond strike three can see longer mutes, server kicks and server bans employed depending on the nature of the issue.

Order of the Pen - this is a non authority role, it is available to all players and is granted for Roleplay contribution, it is formally awarded by the Grand Chancellor on the instruction of existing members of this order.

Miscellaneous

- This document and the Criminal Code (2013) shall extend fully to all parts Independent Order, including the forum, NationStates region, official chatroom and any official off-forum locations. Additionally the Forum Terms of Service shall be considered part of this document, as defined by law;

- If any individual holding an office that requires a forum presence fails to log in to the forum for a period of fourteen days without posting a Leave of Absence they shall be deemed as having vacated their position. Vacancies, including those arising from resignation, shall be filled:
a) Where a deputy or vice exists, by said deputy or vice; or
b) Where no such deputy or vice exists, or if the deputy or vice has also gone inactive, by the usual procedures specified in this document.

- To remove an office holder for a violation of the forum rules shall require first the establishment that such a violation occurred, as per the procedures of this document, and then a confidence vote of the office holder lasting for two (2) days, the process is overseen by the Lord Chief Justice (or Grand Chancellor should the Lord Chief Justice be the subject of the matter). A confidence vote not concerning a forum rule violation may be held at any time and overseen by the same. No office holder who has been the subject of an unsuccessful confidence vote shall face another one for six months, without the leave of the Grand Chancellor (or Lord Chief Justice if the Grand Chancellor be the office holder).

- for the purposes of this document reasonable grounds to remove an office holder shall include but not limited to - violation of the criminal code, violation of the discord code of conduct or inactivity.

- Any member may submit a proposal to amend this document by posting of the proposal in the Conference Hall forum, the proposal shall be debated for no less than seven (7) days and be followed by a two (2) day vote.

Provided the petition threshold for opposition (3 people) isn't met that this will become the Constitution on Tuesday.

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Diplomacy and Events / Onvilal Summit of Sovereigns - Open
« on: April 18, 2022, 09:40:05 AM »

An Invitation To Onvilal

Allies, friends, and fellow Sovereigns,

Some time ago the Saisei Empress opened Haru Palace to the community of nations to discuss matters of the day and produce an agreement upon its conclusion. Today, however, I write to invite you to Onvilal Castle to foster dialogue and understanding between international leaders and allow for an opportunity for all of us to speak candidly, presenting issues of concern which may exist between our states and to forge a path toward a more harmonious future. I hope that we shall be able to bridge the gaps between our cultures while lessening areas of contention where they may exist. Indeed, through meetings which shall be held in private it shall be an opportunity for all of us to speak without a pre-determined statement or resolution to work toward, and I personally look forward to this opportunity to improve relationships and discuss matters of mutual concern which may have fallen to the wayside otherwise.

The Onvilal Summit of Sovereigns is not a proposal for military ties nor toward the formation of a new alliance, rather, it is a venue for leaders of all sovereigns to discuss areas of mutual concern and to see tensions and misunderstandings addressed so that Mundus may avoid new eras of conflict, discord and growing strife.

In the spirit of understanding and cooperation I hope that my invitation shall be received. The Onvilal Summit of Sovereigns will occur at Onvilal castle which sits near the heart of Austrana Prefecture. Security will be provided by the Naval Intelligence Service, and the meeting shall be press free. Upon conclusion of the meeting we may determine where the next Summit shall be held, should one be desired, and see the creation of a new tradition of communication, cooperation and coordination between the monarchies of Mundus.

Respectfully yours;


Empress of Rokkenjima
Princess of Arovium

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Conference Hall / Constitutional Amendment Proposal
« on: April 15, 2022, 10:52:16 PM »


Amendment Proposal

A Directive and amendment to the Roleplay Rules to bring into force new Roleplay Rules and to incorporate it into Independent Order law.

Be it enacted by Her Excellency the Grand Chancellor, by and with the advice and consent of the Regional Government, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

The Constitution of the Independent Order shall be amended as such:

2(e) shall read as follows:

"Inducting and removing, by means of Writ, members of the Regional Nobility;"

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TV Shows / CSMC Special Programming - Summer Games 2022
« on: April 14, 2022, 07:18:14 PM »



Hello, Mundus! I am pleased to be speaking to you today from the City of Setri as the Winter Games unfold before us. Undoubtedly, as we near the accompanying Summer Games you'll receive letters and other gestures to secure your support in hosting the Summer Games, and while I'm certain they shall make a compelling case as to why they would be the perfect hosts I thought I would do something different. That's why I've taken some time to speak with you, to show you why Khemnen-Setri is the best site for the upcoming games, and also what we're doing to give back to the People throughout this entire process.

Two years ago, the world came to Midaranye for the Mundus Games, yet unlike most years we did not see the usual unifying spirit accompany them. Nations protested the games, athletes from some lost the opportunity of a lifetime and many would agree that clouds did indeed loom over those Games. I believe that, once again, the world should look to Midaranye to host the Summer Games, to showcase not only the rich and vibrant history of Midaranye but also its bright and promising future. The Kingdom thus wishes to welcome Mundus to the cities of Setri and Khemnen where, against the backdrop of the Pyramids of Nafu and the Great Sphinx, monuments of a proud past, and the City of Setri, this generation's great monument, the finest athletes from all nations may compete.

Clysperis is a nation with a deep passion for sports and competition. Should the Summer Games come to the Kingdom a new generation of Clysperi athletes will be inspired that, even in Clysperis, Mundus can come together to tear down all which may have divided us to gather as #OneMundus. For years Clysperis has been an outsider, it has been seen as a nation on the wrong side of history, neither of which are true any longer. I hope that Mundus will allow Clysperis an opportunity to re-introduce ourselves, to eliminate the barriers which have existed between the Kingdom and the world, to realize together this new era.

In between the cities of Setri and Khemnen I have directed the Royal Clysperi Armed Corps of Engineers to overhaul and revitalize what was once a Soviet sports park. Designed with eyes to the future the Park mirrors the development of Setri as a miniature “smart city” which sips energy and adjusts based on the present energy consumption needs. Recycled and reclaimed resources have been utilized in its reconstruction, realizing savings in waste as well. Athletes, trainers and officials will enjoy a truly remarkable experience in the Park’s Athletic Village which, following the conclusion of the games, will be utilized as affordable housing for the descendants and victims of the institutions of servitude.

This effort has transformed the remnants of our occupation into a testament of the Clysperi will to evolve and renew herself, and I am thus pleased to present to the international community the Khemnen-Setri Games Park.  Should the Clysperi bid be accepted CSMC, alongside an international partner station, are set to be the Main TV Rights Holders.


Khemnen-Setri Games Park


Accommodations for athletes, trainers and other Games officials.


The New Century Stadium, with a capacity of 90,000, has received a grand overhaul from its former architecture typical of Soviet planning. LED lights sip power provided by the forward-looking Setri power grid, a city which has been designed to be smart and harmonious with the environment around it. If selected as the hosts for the Summer Games the New Century Stadium will be utilized for the opening and closing ceremonies, football and rugby events finals events.


In addition to New Century Stadium the Kingdom is utilizing the facilities of Nafu Stadium, Valley Ridge Stadium, the Tri City Stadium and the Ramses V Stadium (below) to host football matches. Not pictured are two facilities within the Khemnen Metropolitan Region, keeping the Games within reach of the cultural heart of the Kingdom of Clysperis with access for guests to a variety of shops, accommodations and lodging options. As I suggest to anyone who has yet to visit Clysperis taking some time out of your day to visit the Pyramids of Nafu has always proven to be an experience with few parallels. The newly restored Great Sphinx will also be revealed during the Games, a moment the Kingdom has been working toward thanks to a collective effort of local and foreign donors to see it returned to its former glory following a disfigurement during the Soviet occupation.


With a capacity of 82,000 athletics and field events will take place in Khemnen International Stadium. While outside of the Games Park Clysperis will be utilizing a fleet of electric and renewable vehicles to transport athletes to and from events at the Khemnen International Stadium, furthering our commitment to an environmentally harmonious Mundus Games.


Khemnen-Setri Aquatics Centre

Featuring a Games Standards swimming pool, a diving pool featuring 1, 3, 5, and 10 meter high jumping tower, training pool, a social building and open and covered amphitheaters the Khemnen-Setri Aquatics Centre will be utilized for swimming and diving. The Centre also features youth pools and will be used to inspire our next generation of athletes as they begin their own careers once the Summer Games have concluded. [Capacity: 16,000.]


The river Ḥ'pī will host rowing events. The Ḥ'pī represents in many ways the vital artery of Clysperi civilization, providing for our needs in what would otherwise be a desert lacking the variety of vegetation we see in the Ḥ'pī valley. The banks of the Ḥ'pī provide ample opportunities for spectators to view the Games, which will be utilized for sailing and rowing.


Turning our eyes back to Khemnen we've chosen the Khemnen Sports Complex for gymnastics and boxing events. This modern Complex provides ample data connections to ensure those sharing their experiences at the Games can keep in touch with their loved ones, and favourite social media platforms. [Capacity: 30,000]


Likewise the Khemnen Exhibition Centre will be used for fencing, which many in the city are especially looking forward to. [Capacity: 10,000]

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Khemnen-Setri Park Cycling Track - Cycling [Capacity: 7,000]

Khemnen-Setri Park Archery Field - Archery[Capacity: 6,500]

Khemnen-Setri Park Tennis Court - Racket Sports[Capacity: 31,000]

Setri Comprehensive Gymnasium - Weight Lifting[Capacity: 5,500]

Khemnen Exhibition Center - Judo, Taekwondo, Karate, Mixed Martial Arts[Capacity: 8,200]

Ramses V Stadium - Football[Capacity: 81,000]

Khemnen-Setri Park Indoor Complex - Basketball, Netball, Baseball, and Volleyball (Finals)[Capacity: 43,000]

Setri Volleyball Facility - Volleyball[Capacity: 5,500]

Khemnen-Setri Park Cricket Field - Cricket[Capacity: 27,000]]

Nafu Field Hockey Centre - Field Hockey and Lacrosse[Capacity: 17,000]

Nafu Beach - Beach Volleyball
Setri Equestrian Centre - 20,000 - Equestrian events [Capacity: 20,000]
Inner Setri Marathon route - Setri - Marathon events
Outer Setri Cycling route - Road Cycling

Intef, General of Armies Shooting Grounds - Shooting Events[Capacity: 17,000]

Khemnen-Setri Park Skatepark - Skateboarding
Khemnen Exhibition Centre - Cue Sports

Nafu Cycling Centre - Mountain Biking and BMX


Within and around the Games Park I have worked with a dedicated team to select the best venues for this years Summer Games. Looking to the games of past years I am inspired by the power of sport to bring the nations of Mundus together, to set aside differences and leave politics at the border. Whether it be in the stadium or the arena what matters is the spirit of sportsmanship. From the athletes competing to their fans across the world it seems, if for a brief moment, Mundus is truly one. We do not focus so much on what makes us different but that which unifies us and, perhaps, if we can bottle some of that spirit upon the conclusion of the Games and reflect upon their principles beyond the closing ceremonies, all of us can do our part in being good neighbours in the Mundus-wide community.

Thank you for your time, attention and your consideration. May the best teams win, and may all realize their dreams upon taking to the field. I look forward to welcoming the world to Clysperis and over the following months I will be embarking on a tour to build support for the Clysperi bid. I shall be happy to answer any questions which may be had regarding our bid, Clysperis, and what we're doing to address the unfortunate legacy of slavery and servitude in our region. Pharaoh Seti has a few words he would wish to add.


Thank you. When the Mundus Games last came to Midaranye the world looked much different. The Clysperi Conflict had not yet happened, the standard of living and quality of life was hard we saw indentured servitude right here in our own borders, and it seemed that the status quo would remain unchecked. I am proud today to stand here in the City of Setri, the City of Dreams, in that different world. While Clysperi society has always been welcoming of peoples of all backgrounds we had great work to do in welcoming the poorest, and most vulnerable, in our society: those impacted by the institutions of slavery and servitude. This is why I am proud that the work put into the Khemnen-Setri Games Park has been undertaken in a way which, following the games, we can give back yet more to those impacted.

The games themselves represent dreams from different perspectives: the dreams of the nations vying to host them, athletes aiming to reach the highest echelons of their respective sports, fans in the stands and at home dreaming of bringing home those medals, and the brotherhood which is shared by Mundus during them. We could not imagine any other time than now to bring the games to the City of Dreams itself, and witness together as each of the teams put forth their best. Win or lose, I know that we will see many dreams realized out there.

The Kingdom of Clysperis can, once again, call itself a vibrant society, one which holds true to the ideals of the Mundus Games. A land of competition, where all Clysperi have as the limit to their potential only the height of their dreams. A land of brotherhood, which sees every Clysperi stand together even in the darkest of times, and where none of our brothers and sisters are held in chains. Finally we are a land of peace, dedicating ourselves to leaving a positive impact upon each life we touch. It has been a long and crazy road to this day, with some of us doubting whether or not to place a bid before the international community for consideration, but I'm glad the voices of doubt did not win.

I hope to have the opportunity to welcome Mundus to Clysperis alongside my wife, Pharaoh Akasha, to witness the spectacles and talent which are certain to be held at the Games, and to honour the spirit of the Games as #OneMundus. Thank you all.

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An Invitation To Onvilal

Allies, friends, and future friends,

Some time ago the Saisei Empress opened Haru Palace to the community of monarchies to discuss matters of the day and produce an agreement upon its conclusion. Today, however, I write to invite you to Onvilal Castle to foster dialogue and understanding between the monarchies and allow for an opportunity for all of us to speak candidly, presenting issues of concern which may exist between our states and to forge a path toward a more harmonious future. I hope that we shall be able to bridge the gaps between our cultures while lessening areas of contention where they may exist. Indeed, through meetings which shall be held in private it shall be an opportunity for all of us to speak without a pre-determined statement or resolution to work toward, and I personally look forward to this opportunity to improve relationships which I have either harmed or neglected.

The Onvilal Summit of Crowns is not a proposal for military ties nor toward the formation of a new alliance, rather, it is a venue for leaders of all monarchies to discuss areas of mutual concern and to see tensions and misunderstandings addressed so that Mundus may avoid new eras of conflict, discord and growing strife.

In the spirit of understanding and cooperation I hope that my invitation shall be received. The Onvilal Summit of Crowns will occur at Onvilal castle which sits near the heart of Austrana Prefecture. Security will be provided by the Naval Intelligence Service, and the meeting shall be press free. Upon conclusion of the meeting we may determine where the next Summit shall be held, should one be desired, and see the creation of a new tradition of communication, cooperation and coordination between the monarchies of Mundus.

Respectfully yours;


Empress of Rokkenjima
Princess of Arovium

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Economics and Industry / Rokkenjiman Interest In New Fighter - Tytor
« on: April 09, 2022, 01:29:35 AM »

Interest In AS-60

Having conducted a review of the Imperial Rokkenjiman Air Force it has been determined that a new fighter is desired to replace the RK-74 (RL F-15). The IRAF has expressed an interest in the Tytorian AS-60 as the logical replacement for the RK-74, however I know there are issues of national security and such which have precluded the AS-60 from export, even to her closest of allies. I am relaying this interest personally, as the trust we've built over the years will not be forsaken.

I look forward to your reply.

Respectfully yours;


Empress of Rokkenjima
Princess of Arovium

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Diplomacy and Events / A Visit Between Faiths (Open)
« on: March 30, 2022, 08:28:00 AM »

The Inter-Faith Dialogue

My counterparts,

As you are undoubtedly aware a meeting of Abrahamic faiths is presently taking place largely under the narrative that the Abrahamic world is somehow under attack. This comes as Patriarch Alexy  increasingly employs language that seems to be geared toward fomenting a "holy conflict" of sorts between the Abrahamic Faiths and those which have no ties to the Abrahamic Faiths. Given the history of the Rosari Faith with Christianity and the rhetoric we are seeing from the Patriarch I felt it was prudent that our Faiths should meet to discuss how we should move forward in this new and uncertain era, and to promote a path for the maintenance of peace between the Faiths of Mundus.

I thus invite all of you to the Caelestis Curia, Templum Septem, in Pyrettania so we may address the challenges of the present era we find ourselves in. I look forward to your responses and our meeting to find the best path forward in these uncertain times, as well as manners to diffuse the language presented by some in the Abrahamic community. The Rosari Faith holds no ill-will nor animosity to our Abrahamic brothers and sisters, yet we cannot proceed without addressing the issues which face all faiths that are not Abrahamic.

Until we should meet;

Lady Yuna
Grand Maester of the Rosari Faith
Most Humble of Islyna

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Diplomacy and Events / Conference On The RSCU
« on: March 25, 2022, 05:54:29 AM »

An Invitation To Discuss The Rokkenjima Sea Cooperative Union

The Rokkenjima Sea has long stood as a stronghold of self-determination, progress, and economic opportunity; a concentration of engines of economic growth and prosperity in Ardia and beyond, however, it has not developed the ties nor cooperation as we've seen in the Illumic. It is my firm belief that expanded cooperation in our region shall serve the mutual benefit of our nations, harnessing our cooperative energies while better positioning the Rokkenjima Sea as a key economic hub well into the future. Toward these ends I propose the formation of the Rokkenjima Sea Cooperative Union (RSCU) to further  economic, research, diplomatic, and military cooperation in our region, providing for our Sea the tranquility necessary to preserve its prosperity.

Beyond the immediate Rokkenjima Sea we see a region which does not directly border the Rokkenjima Sea yet benefits from trade and transit with Rokkenjima Sea nations. This 'Greater Rokkenjima Sea' region includes partners such as Eisenwald and the Kingdom of Tytor who should be welcomed to take part in the RSCU in some capacity, such as inclusion in a Rokkenjima Sea free trade area. Together, the nations of our region represent a significant amount of trade and financial activity which can only increase with our collective efforts.

It is for these reasons I have dispatched invitations to Daito, Gowu, Phuebra, Tytor and Eisenwald to a conference to be held in Pyrettania which shall establish the foundation of the RSCU. I sincerely hope that we may discuss with our neighbours our mutual expectations regarding this organization, as well as incorporating the full spectrum of our interests into the RSCU. The Kingdom of Tytor, while not sharing a direct shore with the Rokkenjima Sea, have proven to be a firm partner in the security and tranquility of our region, thus their invitation at this early stage. This conference shall be scheduled to take place in the coming week.

Respectfully yours;


Empress of Rokkenjima
Princess of Arovium

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