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Resumption Of Bi-Weekly Updates
« on: August 22, 2023, 03:35:21 PM »

Fellow Orderians,

With more access being opened on our historic forums (accessible by clicking the "Old Forum" link in the navigational bar) I have modernized the format we used to use to compile updates. These updates were sent to regions we work with on a bi-weekly basis. You've likely noticed updates from the Rejected Realms and 10000 Islands and, when we had ambassadors, we'd return the favour and let them know what we're up to in our corner of NationStates. With the format modernized (I replaced former ZetaBoards bbcode with SMF code) we're one step closer to resuming these updates.

This is something we can all work together on composition, after which I will head over to the Rejected Realms and 10000 Islands and post them on their forums. I would also like to look for a few volunteers who would serve as ambassadors, posting these updates. I'll be here to do it in the mean time and, if someone should forget to post (and hey, life does get busy I know!) I'll be happy to have your back there and post it.

What is your role in all this?

Your role, should you wish, will be to write summaries of ongoing RPs. I would suggest doing it either as your RP is concluding or just before the deadline. Please provide details of what is happening in a few sentences; if it's left vague it's not really going to benefit those reading it. Please post such updates using the templates below:

OPEN RP - Stuff you want others to join in on.

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[color=#090][URL=www.roleplaylink.com]WHITTY TITLE OF OPEN ROLE PLAY GOES HERE IN ALL CAPS[/URL][/color]

Summary of what's happened in the RP either since it started or last update. Remember this is for people who don't know our region so its usually best to use charector titles not names so e.g. King David Ironside = King of East Moreland. This should be no more than a few lines as remember we don't want this to become a text wall.

CLOSED RP - Between people who are invite only.

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[URL=www.roleplaylink.com]WHITTY TITLE OF CLOSED RP GOES HERE IN ALL CAPS[/URL]

Summary of what's happened in the RP either since it started or last update. Remember this is for people who don't know our region so its usually best to use charector titles not names so e.g. King David Ironside = King of East Moreland. This should be no more than a few lines as remember we don't want this to become a text wall.

What happens next?

If we see interest and participation I'll prepare a date, stitch a post together using Dave's format, complete the media round-up section and tidy up on anything else that may not have been done. Then it'll be posted and dispatched to other regions, either by myself or ambassadors. I won't give this a firm date yet, but let's aim for Monday, August 28th and set up a bi-weekly schedule from there. Of course, as soon as the current edition is out we can begin working on the next edition!

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GOVERNMENT NEWS

A summary of government doings and appointments goes here.



ROLE PLAY NEWS (if it's green you can join in)

Whitty Title of Open Role play goes here
Summary of what's happened in the RP either since it started or last update. Remember this is for people who don't know our region so its usually best to use character titles not names so e.g. King David Ironside = King of East Moreland.

Whitty Title of Closed Role play goes here
Summary of what's happened in the RP either since it started or last update. Remember this is for people who don't know our region so its usually best to use character titles not names so e.g. King David Ironside = King of East Moreland.



INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ROUNDUP

Summary of international organization news with links
 

SPORTS ROUND UP

Summary of sports results, upcoming sporting events etc, with links.


MEDIA ROUND UP

Top news story from each nation in the last fortnight.

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Re: Resumption Of Bi-Weekly Updates
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2023, 02:19:50 AM »
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[color=yellow][size=24pt][u][i][b]SEPTEMBER 2023 UPDATE[/b][/i][/u][/size][/color]

[size=14pt][u][i][b]A WORD FROM THE GRAND CHANCELLOR[/b][/i][/u][/size]

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[size=14pt][u][i][b]ROLE PLAY NEWS[/b][/i][/u][/size] (if it's green you can join in)

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2969.0]ASDN SUMMIT[/url] - the nations of the Dauntel Sea and Strait of Shaw regions come together in an attempt to form a regional organisation based on cooperation and collaboration, the level of success is yet to be determined however the nations at the table have shown willingness to cooperate over a matter of concern within the region.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2928.0]COSNAT TALKS[/url] - the small (and we mean small) nations of Mundus have come together to try and establish broad relations, talks remain ongoing however if successful the organisation could become something the likes of which the world hasn't seen in a few years.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2985.0]INAUGURATION OF TESAN CIKNIYE[/url] - The newly elected President of Lakhzovia is to be sworn into office, however he cuts a divisive figure with the international community - President, political operator and suspected terrorist Tesan Cikniye is some or all of these things depending on who you talk to. Mundus waits with baited breath to see what the new President intends for the nation he now leads.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2963.0]CRISIS IN MERSCH[/url] - The terrorist group "the Uncrowned" has launched a campaign of terror against the list of candidates to rule the nation of Mersch, several are dead or injured, some are under the protection of East Moreland who are attempting to get a handle on the situation.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2961.0]STORM IN THE CHANNELS[/url] - A separatist regional government in the nation of Kalasin has declared independence from the national government, worse the separatists, aided by terrorists have carried out a missile attack against Daito, a dirty bomb attack in Rokkenjima and struck a Preorian hospital ship. With fears of the separatists long term designs becoming justified as intelligence gathering yields results an international coalition prepares to take action to end this threat before it can spread.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2992.0]ART OF DIPLOMACY[/url] - A painting done by Emperor Orion has gone missing in the nation of Lodja, just what kind of game is afoot? Who took it and why? You'll have to stay tuned to find out just what the heck is going on here.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2991.0]BACK TO YOUR ROOTS[/url] - A straightforward Police flight from Neu Uburzi's to the Iwi brings personal baggage along with it and maybe a helping of redemption, who knows? That may come to depend on King Piripi of the Iwi.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2954.0]FESTIVAL OF SAIL 2023[/url] - The biggest international event of the year, the celebration of all things maritime is taking place in East Moreland, notable vessels in this years parade included several Royal Yachts from across Mundus, a couple of new military vessels on their first long distance voyages, what may forever be known as "the disco ship" from the nation of Cassiopeia (on account of the lights) and the Viking Longship the Drakken from the nation Nya Aland, favourite of Princess Rhiannon of East Moreland. So far the King of East Moreland, family members and government officials are busy dealing with a number of high profile international guests as the diplomatic side of the event gets into full swing.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2972.0]GLASTOMUNDUS 2023[/url] - One of the most high profile Mundus Music Festivals is back, once a year music fans, whether they like the rock and roll scene, the pop genre or maybe the easy going showtunes, classic style and quirky acts (that Achkaerin sends to not aggravate hangovers on the morning after the big night) turn up to a field in East Moreland and celebrate music, this years list of applicants is very high quality.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2984.0]THE DRAGONS HORSEMAN[/url] - the nations of Jargalant and Lijiang revive a tradition of bi annual meetings with each other, what will come of this first in a century meeting? Cordiality, prosperity, suspicion? No one is entirely sure but it will have consequences for both nations however it goes.

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[size=14pt][u][i][b]SPORTS ROUND UP[/b][/i][/u][/size]

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2973.0]MUNDUS GAMES 2023[/url] - the big festival of sport the Mundus Games (the Olympics with a fair few extra events) is being held in the nation of Achkaerin this year, the Games ancestral home, competitors from across Mundus have come to compete, records have already been broken with the nation of Abertone winning twenty one medals in a single day, normality has returned to the rugby world with East Moreland redeeming themselves with double gold in the rugby sevens and the most decorated athlete of all time, Achkaerin's renowned cyclist Sammy Lawson, closes in on her fiftieth Games medal.

[size=14pt][u][i][b]MEDIA ROUND UP[/b][/i][/u][/size]

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=108.msg27740#msg27740]LODJAN SUMMER BALLS END FOR THE YEAR[/url] - the annual ball season in Lodja has come to an end, the event is primarily used in Lodjan society as a means of securing marriages. The season took on an international expansion this year with balls in East Moreland and Ui Cenneslaig occurring as well as a "Lodjan Ball night" at the Edelweiss Classical Music Festival in Achkaerin.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=8.msg27753#msg27753]EMPRESS SAISEI LEAVES ON MAIDEN VOYAGE[/url] - the latest Rokkenjiman ocean liner the Empress Saisei has left on its maiden voyage which will see the vessel travel from Rokkenjima to Daito and then on to the nation of Dartfordia.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=1636.msg27762#msg27762]PRIME MINISTER ADDRESSES RELIGIOUS REFORM[/url] - the Prime Minister of Mktvartvelo has given an interview discussing a variety of topics including law and order and religious reform in the nation in the wake of a series of strikes and protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=2926.msg27744#msg27744]DAITO ARCHAEOLOGISTS MAKE INTERESTING FIND[url] - archaeologists examining the Kamiishizumisanzai Tomb in Daito have discovered a Kōfukō cadaver which is believed to be the well preserved body of the first emperor of the nation, tests are being carried out.

[url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=1361.msg27724#msg27724]CLYSPERIS COURTS SENTENCE FOUR FOREIGN TOURISTS TO DEATH ON DRUG OFFENCES[/url] - a court in the nation of Clysperis has sentenced four foreign tourists to death for "bringing drugs into the nation" this has prompted international questions and will now see an independent investigation carried out to ascertain the safety of the convictions.

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[size=14pt][u][i][b]THE TRIVIA CORNER[/b][/i][/u][/size]

The trivia corner is where we have one of our regions roleplay characters answer five questions, to introduce you to the various characters of Mundus and we throw in a fun fact as well to give you a little bit of lore trivia.

This month answering the questions is [url=https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=49.msg170#msg170]Empress Serenity Azurewind[/url] of the Holy Empire of Achkaerin

[b]What is/was your favourite subject in school?[/b]

Like a fair few of the leaders of Mundus I'm a history geek, I think it's important to learn from our past experiences so we can better inform our present and future judgement and decision making. There's a nation out there where my hair colour essentially means I've done something really bad in a past life, it was interesting discovering that because in my nation my red hair is actually viewed as a blessing rather some sort of curse mark.

[b]What is your favourite book and why?[/b]

Anything by Tolkien but if I had to pick I'm going with the Lord of the Rings because there's something about being able to lose yourself in an epic quest in such an established world with the lore of the legendarium backing it up.

[b]What has been the hardest thing you've done to date?[/b]

The challenge in the run up to this years Mundus Games, I got talked into or more specifically I let myself get talked into trying out all the different sports that make up the Games program. Some of them I'm reasonably good at, I've competed in a few of them, but stuff like Medieval Mixed Martial Arts where you have someone with a sword running at you and hitting you with it? Going to need a lot more practice on that one.

[b]What's your pet hate?[/b]

People doing half the speed limit in the outside lane on the motorway.

[b]What do you do to relax?[/b]

Play the piano, watch a film with my daughters, go for a run.

[b]This Months fun fact[/b]:

At one time the official Royal Residence of the Achkaerinese Royal Family, the Marble Palace in Valtheim, was the residence of royals from four different nations at the same time, these royals hailing from Achkaerin, Aquitaine, Daito and Rokkenjima.
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Thank you for reading this months update from The Independent Order

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A WORD FROM THE GRAND CHANCELLOR

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ROLE PLAY NEWS (if it's green you can join in)


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SPORTS ROUND UP

Summary of sports results, upcoming sporting events etc, with links.


MEDIA ROUND UP

Top news story from each nation in the last Month.
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THE TRIVIA CORNER

The trivia corner is where we have one of our regions roleplay characters answer five questions, to introduce you to the various characters of Mundus and we throw in a fun fact as well to give you a little bit of lore trivia.

This month answering the questions is NAME of BUSINESS/NATION

What is/was your favourite subject in school?

What is your favourite book and why?

What has been the hardest thing you've done to date?

What's your pet hate?

What do you do to relax?

This months fun fact
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