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The Federation of Ruasliabh
« on: March 24, 2022, 10:05:56 AM »


Cónaidhm na Ruasliabh
The Federation of Red Mountain

BACKGROUND

As the Celts left West Ardia and headed East the clan of Conell lead an exploration North East from modern day Dal Riata. Under Lochlainn Conell in the clan began carving out territory and bringing it under the control of a High King. By around 510 AD the push had reached what is today the central part of Ruasliabh where they discovered a huge mountain that seemed to have superb soil around it. As such they constructed a settlement there called Ardagh (meaning High Field) this however was short lived as in 517 AD it erupted as it turned out to be a volcano. The disaster caused the Conell clans to scatter and over the next 800 years or so they headed further North subduing various other clans and peoples until they reached the Krimeon. With seemingly little territory to conquer left it was only a matter of time until the clans turned against each other and until 1603 a series of wars rocked the region as the now monarchies vied for power. It was only under the large religious might of the Aos Sí that this fighting was brought under control and each clan given a set territory. This agreement has held for almost 400 years without fault.

CURRENT GOVERNMENT

The Federation is governed by a monarch that is not hereditary. The monarch though has their power constrained by several checks and balances. The first of these is the " Tuatha Dé Danann" which are a group selected from among a religiously appointed pool of citizens. The second of these is the Seanadh an tSléibhe which serves in much the same way as a Parliament in many monarchies. The Monarch must get the approval of the Tuatha Dé Danann for any law to be changed and a 65% rejection of a law by the Seanadh an tSléibhe.

The monarch must be drawn from the pool of people designated as part of the Aos Sí upon their birth.

The  Tuatha Dé Danann is a kind of upper house of 40 members of the Aos Sí.

The Seanadh an tSléibhe is a group of 219 individuals elected every four years and may be any citizen over the age of 18.

Population:- 67.2million
GDP per Capita:- $40,284

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Re: The Federation of Ruasliabh
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2022, 11:02:40 PM »


THE AOS SI

It is believed that a group of individuals exist who are blessed by the spirits of nature with a closeness to the Gods of nature. These people are called the Aos Si and are afforded a high status within society. The monarch must be from within the Aos Si and the upper house of the two chamber system must all be members.

Any person born in Ruasliabh is eligible to be regarded a member of the Aos Si. When a child is born the local Druid is required to take a note of as many circumstances as possible and determine omens. They then make a recommendation as to whether the child is part of the Aos Si. Once they have made their recommendation a 2nd Druid overlooks their recommendation and either confirms or denies the status of Aos Si.

Those who are determined to be members of the Aos Si are permitted to take an educational test at the age of 11 and the top 50 students taking it that year are permitted to attend the Aos Si Phrontistery, which is a school dedicated to creating an academic elite. Only graduates from this school are permitted to become monarch when the previous one dies.

In addition to being able to be monarch the members of this group are permitted to be members of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

While the Aos Si recieve no special privledges legally they are often favoured for certain things such as employment (especially if a graduate of the Phrontistrey), seem to have advantage if running for political office and also academic opportunities.

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Re: The Federation of Ruasliabh
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2022, 09:46:42 PM »
THE MONARCHY

Kinmoore Castle[1]

The Ruasliabhian crown is not heriditary in a traditional sense. The King or Queen is appointed from a religiously appointed group within society known as the Aos Si. These are people believed to share a special closeness to the Gods of nature and therefore are in the best position to lead the nation. The process of appointing a new monarch begins as soon as it is known that a new one will be required. For example if a monarch is diagnosed with a terminal illness the process would begin so that as soon as the current monarch died it would be hoped the new monarch would be ready. This however is not obviously always possible.

The Aos Si maintain a school called the Aos Si Phrontistery which takes the top 50 academic achievers each year. During their time at the school the individuals are subject to observations by the Druids who help run the school and upon graduation anyone deemed "Crown-worthy" are added to a list without their knowledge. Those on the list known as the Léiriú Ríoga are assessed by the Druids each year in terms of omens, achievements and misdeeds. The list then draws a five most desirable candidates list and when needed they are invited to the Palace where they are put before the leadership of the Druids and the Tuatha Dé Danann. This 50 person panel then determines the new monarch. The system in the past has however been manipulated by families able to get members into the Druids and the Tuatha Dé Danann

The monarchs family are entitled to use other royal titles such as Prince, Princess etc during their relations time on the throne however they revert to Duke/Duchess when the monarch dies.

The Monarch has the power to make laws. This is done by issuing decrees. These are then debated on by the Tuatha Dé Danann, if they approve it then it goes to the Seanadh an tSléibhe. If the Seanadh an tSléibhe reject it with 65% or less voting against it they produce a report on the decree and make recommendations. The monarch can either then accept these and amend the Decree to make it law or reject them at which point the process must begin again. The two councils do have a means of promoting legislation themselves however this can often be rather cumbersome. The system has been described as a kind of reverse Parliamentary procedure. 

The current monarch is Queen Talulla McElligott who inherited the throne in 2017.



Queen Talulla McElligott

Born in 1983 he father and mother ran a business making decorations for weddings and festivals. She is the eldest of three children and has a younger sister called Órlaith and a brother called Donal. She and her sister Órlaith were both named as part of the Aos Si upon their birth. Talulla was a bright student but wasn't expected to pass the exams to go to the Aos Si Phrontistery. In 1994 she finished 48th in her year and was admitted. While at the school she excelled in the stricter confines of the education system there and excelled in particular at maths and science. In 2001 she left the school having achieved well academically. She enrolled at University and studied micro-biology graduating in 2004 with a degree.

Out in the "real world" she found a job with a pharmecutecal company and worked her way up through various research positions until in 2014 being given her own team responsible for examining a range of bacterial infections including anthrax. In addition she began mentoring students from the local university and often visited the Phrontistery to give guest talks.

When King Lakelan's health failed in 2017 she was invited to the Palace and the Druids described her as a "calm and rational woman with a deep appreciation of what she does not know and a desire to understand everything." She received 38 of the 50 votes for monarch.

In 2013 she began dating a scientist called Tierney Ó Briain and they married in 2015. They have one child called Prince Ruarc who was born in 2019 and deemed not to be a member of the Aos Si. King Tierney serves now as an adviser on the National Council for Science and Technology and is a leading academic in the nation on virology.
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Re: The Federation of Ruasliabh
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2022, 02:32:49 PM »
Tuatha Dé Danann

Tuatha Dé Danann translates as "Tribe of the Gods" and is a name given to a council of 40 members drawn from the Aos Si. Their meeting hall is located at the  Aos Si Phrontistery. It operates on a process known locally as "Dead Man's Shoes" by which point once in the council you are in for life (saving the monarch successfully petitioning for your removal once convicted of a crime). Upon the death of a member the monarch may draw up a list of at least ten individuals for the vacant seat. The Council reduce this to two and the lower council, the Seanadh an tSléibhe then vote on who should receive the vacant seat.

The Council is presided over by a graduate of the Phrontistery but who is not a serving member. Their sole duty is to organise and manage the debates and report of results to the general public. They sit in one of two seats set either side a small throne. The other seat is reserved for the head of the Seanadh an tSléibhe who is permitted to observe the debates but may not give input. The throne itself is reserved for the monarch should they attend the council, which often takes place several times a year. The monarch may contribute in debates and may also vote if in attendance in person.

The Council are tasked with reviewing decrees made by the monarch and either supporting or rejecting them. Rejected decrees must be given amendments while approved ones continue to the Seanadh an tSléibhe where they are finalised.

A special military unit called the Marcaigh na nDéithe (Riders of the Gods) exists attached to the Council. They are made up of 26 soldiers, all graduates of the Phrontistery who guard the building when in use and still to this day use horse to carry decrees from the Council to the Seanadh an tSléibhe, a distance of 1.5km.


The Marcaigh na nDéithe about to deliver a Decree

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Re: The Federation of Ruasliabh
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2022, 10:10:04 PM »

Seanadh an tSléibhe

The Seanadh an tSléibhe translates into "Assembly of the Mountain" and is the name given to the 219 individual elected council. The Seanadh an tSléibhe is open to any citizen over the age of 18 and is determined by votes in geographical areas every four years. The Seanadh an tSléibhe is open to Political Parties and the largest party for the last 20 years has been the Sovereign Alliance Party. The party with the largest number of members appoints the Head of the Assembly.

The Seanadh an tSléibhe is the final hurdle for legislation to become law. If the Seanadh an tSléibhe reject a law and 65% or less vote against it they produce a report on the decree and make recommendations. The monarch can either then accept these and amend the Decree to make it law or reject them at which point the process must begin again. The Head of the Assembly may present a Decree to the monarch if they can first get 50 signatures from the Assembly and at least ten members of the Aos Si.

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Re: The Federation of Ruasliabh
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2022, 05:07:10 PM »

THE ROYAL DEFENCE FORCE

100,032 Soldiers
19,873 Reservists

Current Equipment

220 x Project 105 Main Battle Tanks
300 x BattleAxe Armoured Fighting Vehicle
420 x Bludgeon Armoured Fighting Vehicle
380 x Club Infantry Fighting Vehicle
450 x Flail Armoured Personnel Carrier
500 x Project 104 Armoured Mobility Vehicle with Anti-Tank capabilities
380 x Mace Mobility Vehicle
280 x Quarterstaff Mobility Vehicle
100 x Shestopyor Reconnaissance Vehicle
50 x Project 103 Unmanned Ground Vehicle
85 x Project 102 Self Propelled Howitzer
40 x Pernach Rocket Artillery
100 x Dagger Towed Howitzer
40 x Estoc Mobile Surface to Air Missile Systems
40 x Falchion Equipped for Mobile SAM duties
12 x Knife Air Defence System


Naming convention - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medieval_weapons
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Re: The Federation of Ruasliabh
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2022, 05:15:30 PM »

THE RUASLIABH AIR FORCE

43,203 Airmen
7,201 Reservists

45 x Project 201 Multi-Role Fighters
80 x F-6 Firebrand Multi-Role Fighter
4 x P-9 Night Phantom Maritime Patrol Aircraft
5 x E-3 Earth-Mover Electronic Surveillance Aircraft
10 x K-31 Kala Tanker/Transport
60 x T-3 Temugin Advanced Trainer / Light Fighter
30 x T-13 Tomoe Basic Trainer / Basic Strike Bomber
30 x C-70 Chemistro Transport Aircraft
25 x C-39 Chessmen Transport Aircraft
40 x H-2 Half-Face Transport Helicopter
20 x Project 101 Attack Helicopter
15 x C-22 Coldblood Transport Aircraft
10 x U-2 Udarnik UAV
7 x U-2 Unicorn UAV
10 x B-1 Beetle Bomber
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Re: The Federation of Ruasliabh
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2022, 05:32:15 PM »

ROYAL RUASLIABH NAVY

36,813 Sailors
7,312 Reservists

5 x Aconitum Class Ballistic Missile Subs

1. Crispin Agnew
2. James Edward Alexander
3. William Alexander
4. Douglas Allan
5. John Anderson

6 x Adonis Class Submarine

1. Albert Armitage
2. John Arthur
3. William Balfour Baikie
4. Andrew Geddes Bain
5. Patrick Douglas Baird
6. Peter Belches

2 x Anthurium Class Helicopter Dock

1. John Bell
2. Walter Bell

1 x Aquilegia Class Landing Dock

1. Alexander Berry

5 x Project 301 Class

1. Henry Robertson Bowers
2. Robert Brown
3. James Bruce
4. Patrick Brydone
5. Alexander Buchan
6. David Buchan

12 x Azalea Class Frigate

1. John Young Buchanan
2. Alexander Burnes
3. Francis Cadell
4. William Cameron
5. John Campbell
6. Donald Campbell
7. Ella Christie
8. Hugh Clapperton
9. Robert Clark
10. John Dundas Cochrane
11. John Cunningham
12. John Crabbe

6 x Belladonna Class Patrol Ship

1. Robert Oliver Cunningham
2. Cunninghame Graham
3. William Downie
4. Thomas Drummond
5. John Duncan
6. David Ferguson

5 x Bloodflower Class Mine Warfare Vessel

1. Alexander Forbes
2. Henry Ogg Forbes
3. John Gillies
4. Sandy Glen
5. John Goldie

5 x Bloodroot Class Fast Attack Ship.

1. Robert Gordon
2. Thomas Edward Gordon
3. James Augustus Grant
4. Douglas Douglas-Hamilton
5. Bonaventure Hepburn
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Re: The Federation of Ruasliabh
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2022, 06:14:52 PM »

Gasóga de Scáthach (GDS)

The Gasóga de Scáthach ( The Scouts of Shadows) are the nations elite armed forces. The unit takes its name from the mythological figure Scáthach (Lady of the Shadow) who according to many folktales was the responsible for training several of Celtic folklores heroic figures. Stories tell of those heroes having to complete a number of arduous tasks under her tutoring before being blessed with a magical weapon. Upon completion of training each soldier is given a ceremonial spear head which is decorated according to the omens on day of graduation.


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Re: The Federation of Ruasliabh
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2022, 06:40:18 PM »
Marcaigh na nDéithe (Riders of the Gods)

The Marcaigh na nDéithe are a unit of 25 soldiers who fulfil a mostly ceremonial role. They are made up of 26 soldiers, all graduates of the Phrontistery who guard the building of the Tuatha Dé Danann when in use and still to this day use horse to carry decrees from the Council to the Seanadh an tSléibhe, a distance of 1.5km. In addition they fulfil a number of ceremonial roles such as being used for state funerals, royal marriages and ritual days in the religious calendar. They must have served within the armed forces for five years and be a Corporal or higher.