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Sporting Hub / Stardust Cup 2020 - Signups
« on: January 11, 2021, 09:01:02 PM »
Stardust Cup 2020

The Stardust Cup is a 24hr motorsport endurance race, the track runs through the countryside and forests surrounding the central part of the city of Artaxia in Aelmoor province, it is an open event meaning that various different cars can be entered. The winner is decided by which car completes the furthest distance in the allotted twenty four hours.

OOC explanation - This is basically modeled on the Le Mans 24 hr race, there may be an associated event based RP to go with this, you are permitted to enter up to five teams for this for each team I need a team name, nation of origin and the car they're driving (with a wikipedia link to the car if possible), the car info is required because I may be required to sort cars (and therefore teams) into different classifications - if someone enters a VW Golf for example it wouldn't be competing against a Ferrari.

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Map / MAP PURGE NOTICE (Delayed 2020 purge)
« on: January 10, 2021, 05:45:30 PM »
Attention everyone

As Cartographer I'm giving notice that at the next update it is my intention to conduct what I refer to as a map purge (happens once a year in this case delayed from 2020 due to rl so there will be a 2021 version later in the year), inactive nations will be removed, I'm sorry but there comes a point when we have to remove inactive nations that have just sat there and no communication has been received from the players.

The map purge will occur with the next update which will hopefully (again subject to rl) be at the end of January to give people time to let either myself or Dave (as RP Mod) know that they want to stay on the map. This does not apply to the active players.

If anyone has a query grab me on Discord.

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Press Offices / Cross-Straits Summit 2020 Press Conferences
« on: December 29, 2020, 03:57:04 PM »

Cross Straits Summit 2020, Dunwich

Found here will be announcements relating to items of business at the 2020 Cross-Straits Summit. Questions from the press welcomed.

OOC - this thread basically serves to assist in identifying what of the decisions made at the summit are and are not public knowledge, it is assumed that each CSC member has a representative available to answer questions as required.

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OOC Socialisation / The TIO Christmas Tree 2020 edition
« on: December 11, 2020, 09:38:12 PM »

It's that time of year again. Same rule as always, copy the picture, add one thing to the tree scene and post it again.

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Convention Centre / Queen's Foundation Awards Ceremony 2020
« on: November 04, 2020, 11:11:17 PM »

The Queen's Foundation Awards 2020


Charlotte Youngson - Chair of the Foundation Presenting the Awards

"Wherever you are on Mundus, good morning, good afternoon, good evening. Today we award the 2020 Queen's Foundation Awards, these are awards that recognise great achievements, that honour those people who dare to dream big, those who make a difference. We award prizes in nine different areas, we award these prizes to the people and organisations that truly deserve them. We acknowledge all the nominees and congratulate all of you on your achievements. Now as chair of the Foundation it is my privilege to announce the winners of the 2020 Queen's Foundation Prizes..."

Queen's Foundation Prize for Chemistry

Jessica McLean
"For the development of a method of genome editing."

Queen's Foundation Prize for Physics

Giuseppe Kessler
"For research into the dangers of cascading microdebris in astrophysics and orbital spaceflight."

Queen's Foundation Prize for Physiology and Medicine

Peter Simod
"For pioneering the field of utilising cyber technology with the human body."

Queen's Foundation Prize for Economics

Francine M. A. Therz
"For the economic transformation and transition of the Conglomerate to the Heyran Republic."

Queen's Foundation Prize for Engineering

Thanasis Polakis
"For bringing cheap and clean electricity to the people of Zimalia through the successful construction of the Haghighi Dam."

Queen's Foundation Prize for Peace

The Council of Albion
"For ceasefire and peacekeeping efforts in Merina."

Queen's Foundation Prize for Literature and Journalism

Dr. Marcus Merriman
"For publishing a complete History of Wars of the Modern Era."

Queen's Foundation Prize for Archaeology and Anthropology

Melanie Bell
"For the discovery and safe return to Vanora of an artifact fitting the description of and believed by some to be the Arc of the Covenant."

Queen's Foundation Prize for Mathematics

Victor Mikailov
"For contributions to the theory of optimal transport and its applications in partial differential equations, metric geometry and probability."

OOC - Chemistry and Mathematics awarded to random generated NPC's

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Diplomacy and Events / An Invitation to Altromine
« on: October 27, 2020, 10:17:36 PM »

An Invitation to Altromine

To: Arch-Protector Annakol Araanon

This is likely one of the most unexpected communications you could imagine receiving, for reasons more to do with differences Achkaerin holds with some nations around you territory on a few issues. However from what I have seen so far the actions of Altromine represent something different, with that in mind I would like to invite you, and whichever companions you wish, to meet with me and see if we can establish the beginnings of a lasting relationship between our nations.

Signed

Emperor Peter Azurewind

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Diplomacy and Events / Memorial Day 2020 - Open
« on: October 25, 2020, 12:47:52 AM »

To the nations of Mundus,

The eleventh of November is a date of great significance to many nations on Mundus, for it is the day that the final stage of what we call the "Great War" officially ended, the day the guns fell silent. Many people of many different cultures and creeds, many different people from many different nations gave their lives in that period. Every year we honor the fallen of all sides in that time and we also pay tribute to those who've given their lives in more recent conflicts and deployments. Every year on the eleventh of November Achkaerin marks Memorial Day, it concludes with the festival of remembrance in the Royal Theatre, Valtheim following a day of acts of remembrance across the nation. I would like to extend to each of you this invitation to join us as we mark the day and remember.

Signed



Emperor Peter Azurewind

OOC - feel free to reply with a letter for now if you want, I'm going to set the scene in a few days with an aim to have the act of remembrance on the 11th, after which usual diplomatic reception stuff.

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Map / Statement on the Next Map Update
« on: October 14, 2020, 04:59:32 PM »
This is an official announcement from the Cartographer concerning the next map update:

As people may be aware my normal practice with the map is to update fortnightly, this has lapsed somewhat of late and become a case of once a month or longer depending on various factors involved. Presently the most recent update is 24th August 2020, there has not been a more recent update due to my moving house at the end of August.

The files, software and such that I use to update the map I keep on my desktop computer which presently sits wrapped up in bubblewrap in the garage which is where it's going to stay until the furniture for my bedroom is fitted - that is planned for early to mid January 2021, it was originally supposed to have been fitted before I moved in however as I'm sure people will appreciate the effect of COVID-19 lockdowns meant this did not happen.

Until that point there's not going to be a map update because I won't have the access to what I need to do it. I will update the map as soon as I am able to do so and I will consider the next update to be (delayed) annual map purge of inactive nations. At this point all I can do is encourage everyone to continue to RP in accordance with the principle that nations are where their map claims say they are unless otherwise stated.

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International Organisations / Mundus Goodwill Bank (MGB)
« on: October 11, 2020, 12:15:34 AM »

We the under signed organisations hereby agree to the formation of the not for profit Mundus Goodwill Bank (MGB). The MGB will exist to fulfill the following missions.

1. The provision of relief during times of natural disaster and war.
2. The support of projects aimed at improving living conditions where without funds the project would not proceed.
3. To provide medical support for those in need
4. To aid research into life shortening medical conditions.

The official currency of the MGB shall be the Universal Standard Dollar (US$)

In order to achieve these missions the undersigned organisations hereby agree to the following.

1. Each organisation will donate annually a sum to the Bank based upon what they feel capable of providing.

2. Each organisation will appoint a Patron to sit on the Banks Council. This person may be chosen using any method the organisation wishes. A Patron may sit on the Council for as long as their nominating organisation permits.

3. The Banks Council shall appoint a President of the Bank. The President shall be chosen following an election, each Patron may nominate a candidate and vote in the election. The candidate with the most votes is named President.

4. The President shall be responsible for the day to day running of the bank. They may distribute funds how they see fit after informing the Patrons of an application. Should a Patron oppose an application on any ground a meeting of the Banks Council shall be called and a vote of the Council taken, a majority decision determines whether funding can be allocated.

5. The President shall be responsible for raising donations to the Bank from non member organisations. These donations will be accepted only when the President is sure that the funder has no ulterior motive.

6. The MGB will not charge interest on loans.

7.The President may, at their discretion, deem loans to be a gift.

8. The Presidents term shall be four years and they may be re-elected.

9. An organisation wishing to leave the MGB may do so by giving 6 months notice, during that time they may still take part in Bank business.

10. Any organisation may join the MGB by ratifying this charter and making a donation to the bank of at least US$25 million.

Signed by High Priestess Joanna Ironside on behalf of The Cult of Helus

Signed by Oracle Temari Fuma on behalf of the Cult of Namis

Signed by Archbishop Richard Valance on behalf of the Church of Tytor

Note: Any organisation can make a payment to the bank to be used to help provide loans for good causes, in case of disasters etc. This is not limited to those who have signed the charter or even to religious organisations e.g. should OsmanTech wish to donate money they could.

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Convention Centre / Queen's Foundation Awards 2020
« on: September 29, 2020, 03:03:06 PM »

The Queen's Foundation Awards (otherwise known as the Queen's Medals), are a set of awards granted to people each year in acknowledgement of their accomplishments across a variety of different fields, are once more upon us. This year we intend to award prizes for accomplishments in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Physiology and Medicine, Literature or Journalism, Peace, Economics, Engineering, Archaeology and Anthropology and Mathematics. Nominations will be open until the 26th of October with the winners being announced on the 1st of November at a reception hosted by Queen's College of the University of Artaxia.

We look forward to another celebration of humankind's accomplishments.

Charlotte Youngson
Chair of the Queen's Foundation

OOC Explanation

Ok this is essentially modelled on the Nobel Prizes. You can nominate any of your own characters, someone else's character, or even an international organisation if you can justify it in any of the fields. There are some rules regarding nominations explained below. All I ask is that people be reasonable, this is intended as a fun RP event not a competition.

The Rules

1) The reason for the nomination (I.e. what the nominee has done) must have happened between the 27th of October 2019 and the 26th of October 2020 - i.e. the period between last years nominations closing and this years nominations closing.

2) The reason must be a completed RP event - for example if the SSC Honeybadger was nominated then it must have achieved the speed record and not still be being constructed. This also means it must be something on the forum. The nomination period is deliberately long to give everyone the opportunity to complete RP's that may be relevant.

3) The reason must be feasible (within the RP rules) - self explanatory.

4) The Queen's Foundation reserves the right to reject a nomination should it deem it to be inappropriate.

The Nomination Form

Please fill out the following form to nominate for a prize

Code: [Select]
Name of Nominee: (Link to character profile if they have one desired but not essential, do include titles)
Field Nominated in: Chemistry/Physics/Physiology and Medicine/Literature and Journalism/Peace/Economics/Engineering/Archaeology and Anthropology/Mathematics - Delete as Appropriate
Reason for Nomination: What have they done to earn the nomination?
Supporting Letter: Why you (the person nominating) think they should be given the award, signed by the person doing the nominating (must not be the nominee and you can nominate someone from another nation).

If anyone has questions get in touch with me on discord or PM.

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Vignettes / The View From the Gantry
« on: September 28, 2020, 03:10:44 PM »
The View From the Gantry


These are the stories of Achkaerinese sportsmen and women whether they be players, athletes or coaches.

Mundus Games 2020

Women's Road Race (Sammy Lawson)
Women's Rock Climbing (Gwen Spark)
Women's Swimming (Becky Brittaine)

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Diplomacy and Events / Lionbourg/CSU Discussions
« on: September 26, 2020, 04:40:13 PM »

To - Prime Minister Lentz

The Cross-Straits Union has received your application to join the Union as a full member, as is our custom I would like to invite you or a representative of your nation to the headquarters of the organisation located in Ashinxao, Rokkenjima for the purposes of the interview stage of the application.

Signed

Lžosa Cŗidh
Secretary General, Cross-Straits Union

OOC - Just post turning up at the HQ no need for a formal response.

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Economics and Industry / Achkaerin Rifling Company
« on: September 21, 2020, 05:25:12 PM »

The Achkaerin Rifling Company (otherwise known as ARC) is considered the odd one out within the Achkaerinese defence industry, it's not a historic name like McKinlay Naval Solutions or AADC, it's by comparison a newcomer having only been established in the early 1990's by its current owner and CEO Timothy Cross. The company manufactures combat vehicles ranging from tanks to patrol vehicles as well as small arms and other weaponry for the Achkaerinese armed forces and has managed, with an emphasis on quality and safety rise to the position of being the primary supplier of such weaponry to the Achkaerinese military.

Note #1: As per Achkaerinese arms export regulations military sales of Achkaerinese equipment require the purchasing nation to be signatory to the Uppsalla Convention as a general threshold, other conditions are dependent on the piece of equipment being bought.

(OOC) Note #2: Some vehicles do identify an operating system, this is done for reference purposes and is not included on any export models

Spoiler:  Vehicle Template • show

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   [td]How many people do you need to operate it[/td]
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   [td]Weight[/td]
   [td]in kg[/td]
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   [td]Length[/td]
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   [td]Range[/td]
   [td]in Km[/td]
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   [td]Armament[/td]
   [td]Stuff that goes bang[/td]
[/tr]
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   [td]Other Capabilities[/td]
   [td]Cool shit it does[/td]
[/tr]
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   [td]Cost[/td]
   [td]in $$$$$$$$$[/td]
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   [td]Background[/td]
   [td]Why the hell build this.[/td]
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Spoiler:  Weapon Template • show

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   [td]Length[/td]
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   [td]Firing Range[/td]
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   [td]Cost[/td]
   [td]in $$$$$$$$$[/td]
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   [td]Background[/td]
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Diplomacy and Events / Josai/CSU Discussions
« on: August 30, 2020, 07:28:43 PM »

To - President Seiko Kumoya

The Cross-Straits Union has received your application to join the Union as a full member, as is our custom I would like to invite you or a representative of your nation to the headquarters of the organisation located in Ashinxao, Rokkenjima for the purposes of the interview stage of the application.

Signed

Lžosa Cŗidh
Secretary General, Cross-Straits Union

OOC - Just post turning up at the HQ no need for a formal response.

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Diplomacy and Events / A Letter to MICA
« on: August 27, 2020, 09:56:00 PM »
OOC - Didn't want to bog the relevant event thread down in terms of letters ping pong


To: The Membership of MICA

As you will all undoubtedly be aware recent reports in the East Moreland press have given rise to information that the terrorist group known as the Borland Separatists are making use of a human trafficking network and that the network involves journey's from across Mundus. Reports from Hassfurt have suggested the possibility of 131 cases being potentially related to this in some way, East Moreland has also reported previous cases involving Toshikawan's and Nueva Ardian's. To that I can add that I have been informed that there are some 100 known cases relating to the Faejeon people of the island of Awhaele, we are presently lacking details of this due to the previous Awhaele government's corruption and apparent preference for not keeping detailed records.

In addition I write to inform the membership of MICA in advance of the action intended to be undertaken by the Achkaerinese military in response to this crisis. Acting within the provisions of article 110 of the Fair Seas Concordat Achkaerinese vessels will enforce their right of visit on vessels journeying to Zimalia, we act on the basis that human trafficking is defined as involving things within the boundaries of slavery. Achkaerin has a strong history of cooperation with many MICA members and I hope to see such cooperation continue in this instance.

In friendship and cooperation

Emperor Peter Azurewind

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Diplomacy and Events / Frozen North Neigbours (Ach and Griss)
« on: August 18, 2020, 03:55:11 PM »

An Invitation to the Griss Confederacy

To the Council of Elders of the Griss Confederacy,

It is not often that I get the opportunity to write an invitation such as this to a fellow 'frozen north' territory, my nation and your alliance appear to be the only two not presently engaging in some form of isolationism, the Crown and Government of Achkaerin would like to extend their condolences to Princess Aerila on her recent bereavements. I would also like to take the opportunity to extend an invitation to your nation to visit Achkaerin so that we may hopefully begin to build a lasting relationship between ourselves.

Yours in friendship

Emperor Peter Azurewind

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Sporting Hub / Mundus Games 2020 - OOC Signup
« on: August 14, 2020, 05:35:11 PM »
Mundus Games 2020

It's that time of year again- our version of the Olympic Games is back for its seventh outing, as always there have been a few minor tweaks to the event list with some new events added and other modifications made (most notably medieval MMA is now a discipline in its own right). I'm also once again foregoing group stages in various competitions to simplify things. Bidding information is included in this post for anyone interested in hosting, if no one bids for hosting then you're all coming to Valtheim.

Time wise these are slightly delayed due to the fact that I'm moving house in a couple of weeks so I'm trying to ensure that the sign up period overlaps that moving period so that I don't end up scoring a few days of this and then have a long delay on the other end, so the IC stuff for this will be September - October I expect.

Bidding information

The bidding process requires nations wishing to host to submit requested information, what information is dependent on the event in question. There will be a deadline set for bid submissions in the case of the Mundus Games this is the 26th August any bids entered after that date will not be considered unless the vote has not opened. As you can probably guess from that sentence once bidding closes there will be a vote conducted. By vote this will be in the form of a post in this topic and the format of that vote will be explained at the time as it depends on the number of bids received.

So with that in mind the following is the criteria for Mundus Games Bids:
  • A list of venues for the events- you are expected to include the capacity of these venues and the athletics stadium must have a minimum capacity of 80,000
  • Name of the Main TV Rights Holder (For example EMTV)
  • Plans for the Athletes Village (just an image will do with a brief explanation)
  • Importantly a written letter signed by a ranking member of your government stating a) that they will provide safe venues and protective services for all athletes and staff no matter which nation they hail from. (No refusing entry to a nation or holding people prisoner because you don't get along in RP with their nation) and b) explaining the legacy of the games in your nation (what will the venues be used for afterwards, will there be a focus on the next generation of athletes? etc) This is the selling aspect of the bid

Everyone is advised that the last bullet point is quite important as it involves something akin to the Olympic Truce.

Also as the controller of the Mundus Games Committee (our IOC) I reserve the right to refuse a bid should there be a legitimate IC reason to do so, e.g we wouldn't be having this in a country in the middle of a civil war.

As a word of advice to any prospective bidder do bear in mind that you will require multiple stadia for events such as football and cricket.


As usual competing nations will have the opportunity to choose disciplines to specialize in that is those headings in YELLOW, you are permitted three specialisms. You may also suggest the addition of an event if you wish but please remember these are the summer games (so no snowboarding). Also this is just the event list I have not yet worked out the schedule.

Finally I am not simply assuming everyone competes in everything but I am instead letting you determine which events you enter however please note that some events have a set number of people involved and some have a minimum number, these are generally team events and are indicated. Also please remember when determining your team size what the size of your nation is and how sporty they are.

Event List

All events apply to men and women unless specified otherwise, and all relay events are one relay team per nation. Team events are also one team per nation.

Athletics and Field

100m
200m
400m
800m
1500m
5000m
10,000m
3000m steeplechase
110m hurdles (Men)
100m hurdles (Women)
4x400m relay
4x100m relay
Marathon
Heptathlon (Women)
Decathlon (Men)
Pentathlon (men and women)

Triathlon (ind and team) (team is 4 athletes in a mixed relay)
Cross Country (ind and team) (four athletes is assumed)

Shotput
Discus
Javelin
Hammer Throw
High Jump
Long Jump
Triple Jump
Pole Vault

Swimming

50m (free, back, breast, fly)
100m (free, back, breast, fly)
200m (free, back, breast, fly)
400m (free, back, breast, fly)
800m (free)
1500m (free)
200m indiv medley
400m indiv medley
800m indiv medley
4x100m medley relay
4x200m medley relay

10k open water swim

Synchronized Swimming
Water Polo (15 athletes per squad)

Weightlifting

Menís 56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105, over 105kg
Womenís 48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75, over 75kg

Rowing

Single Sculls
Double Sculls
Quad Sculls
Coxless Pairs
Coxless Fours
Coxed Eights
Lightweight Pairs
Lightweight Fours

Sailing

Menís solo- RSX, Laser, Finn
Menís Team- 470, Star, 49er
Womenís solo- RSX, Laser
Womenís Team- 470, E6
Surfing - mens ind, womens ind, team (team is mixed 3 surfers)

Gymnastics

Individual and Team all around competition (six athletes per team will be assumed)
Menís disciplines, Rings, Vault, Floor, Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars, High Bar
Womenís disciplines, Floor, Vault, Balance Beam, Uneven Bars,

Ind Menís Rings, Vault, Floor, Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars, High Bar
Ind Womenís Floor, Vault, Balance Beam, Uneven Bars

Ind Womenís Rhythmic Gymnastics (Ball, Hoop, Ribbon, Clubs, Rope)
Womenís all around (team and ind)

Trampolining (ind and team)
Trampolining Pairs

Tumbling (ind and team)

Fencing

Epee
Foil
Sabre
Kendo (ind and team (team is 3 athletes))
Katana

Diving

3M Platform (indiv and pair)
5M Platform (indiv and pair)
10M Platform (indiv and pair)

Cycling

Individual Pursuit
Individual Sprint
Team Pursuit (four riders per team)
Team Sprint (three riders per team for men, two riders per team for women)
Keirin
Individual Scratch Race
Individual Elimination Race
Individual Points Race
Individual Flying Lap
Individual 1km Time Trial
Madison (two rider event)
Omnium

Road Race (maximum of six riders per team)
Time Trial
Mountain Bike (Cross Country)
BMX

Archery

Recurve Individual
Recurve Team (three archers per team)

Boxing

Menís 49, 52, 56, 60, 64, 69, 75, 81, 91, over 91kg
Womenís 51, 60, 75kg

Judo

Menís 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, 100, over 100kg
Womenís 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, 78, over 78kg

Taekwondo

Menís 58, 68, 80, over 80kg
Womenís 49, 57, 67, over 67kg

Karate

Menís 58, 68, 80, over 80kg
Womenís 49, 57, 67, over 67kg

Mixed Martial Arts

Mens and womens individual events at lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight

Medieval Mixed Martial Arts

Mens and womens individual events at lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight
Duo events at lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight

Football (squad size of 23 players)

Basketball (squad size of 20 players)

Rugby Sevens (squad size of 16 players)

Muggle Quidditch (squad size of 16 players)

Netball (women only, squad size of 14 players)

Cricket (T20 Format)

Ball and Stick Games

Hockey (squad size of 23 players)
Lacrosse (squad size of 16 players)
Baseball (squad size of 20 players)

Volleyball

Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Spikeball

Racket Sports

Tennis

Singles
Doubles
Mixed Doubles

Badminton

Singles
Doubles
Mixed Doubles

Equestrian

All Equestrian events are mixed i.e. men and women compete against each other

Dressage (ind and team)
Cross Country (ind and team)
Showjumping (ind and team)
Three Day Eventing (four riders per team)
Puissance
Polo (12 riders per squad)

Shooting

Rifle- 10m, 50m prone, 50 m three positions
Pistol- 10m, 25m, 25m rapid fire, 50m
Shotgun- trap, double trap, skeet

Skateboarding

Freestyle
Halfpipe

Cue Sports

Snooker
Pool

Rock Climbing

Individual Rockclimbing


Sign Up Information

As last year this year we're using google sheets to create the Database as far as I understand it I believe you should be able to add in your athlete information without needing to sign into a google account, if for whatever reason you can't add yours in post it below and I'll get it added. I have already put Achkaerin's information in there to give people an idea of when numbers are entered and when yes/no isn't. If you aren't entering an event please enter either a zero or no into the cell or leave the cell blank.

Also remember to include your nations three specialist disciplines in the sign up post you do.

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Diplomacy and Events / An Invitation to CARDA (Ach & Sol)
« on: July 11, 2020, 01:30:48 AM »

To CARDA,

The Achkaerin Space Agency would like to formally invite you to our headquarters in Djana-Ville, Achkaerin. We extend this invitation following the announcement made of several projects concerning your organisation in recent days, some of which appear to be Soleimani versions of missions that the Achkaerin Space Agency has successfully undertaken, as such we would like to extend our experience and expertise on those and perhaps explore other possibilities as well for the future.

Signed

Gary Hale
Director of the Achkaerin Space Agency

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Vignettes / The Discovery Project
« on: July 09, 2020, 01:59:18 PM »
The Discovery Project



The INS Discovery used to be the most infamous aircraft carrier on Mundus - why? Because before it was in Achkaerinese hands it was the HMS Leonard I of the Vaguzian Navy, that's right the carrier that bankrupted a nation. Now though it serves in the Achkaerinese Navy and has a rather special crew, including a cat that prowls the corridors. These are the stories of the ships crew and the goings on aboard ship, everything from the mundane daily routine to what happens when things get a little more tense.

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First I apologize that this has snuck up on me. Basically for those who don't know the Edelweiss Festival (basically think of it as Proms meets Children in Need and other similar festivals) is an annual Achkaerinese event that does music, culture and the arts. it's icly organized and put on by the Achkaerinese royal family. Anyway I'm branching it out a little this year and while I've asked a couple a question about parts of it, I'm now opening it up to international participation in three areas.

1) Putting on a Play, Poetry Recital, Dance etc

In the cause of trying to avoid this becoming a Glastomundus double header I'm not opening sign ups for the Memorial Gardens aspect of this (which is Proms in the Park) instead I'm opening up the performance space at the Royal University of Music for play performances, poetry recitals, dances and so on. Anyone interested in this fill in the sign up form below.

Name of performer: (who's doing it individual or performing company, drama school etc)
Nation of Origin: (Where are you from)
Subject of Performance: (title of the play, can be either something already existing or fictional, I'll allow a maximum of three at this point)


2) International Young Musician of the Year

I have in previous years mentioned a domestic young musician of the year specific to Achkaerin, this is an international category that I'm throwing out there, for a bit of fun. It'll be on the schedule for the festival. I don't mind what instrument or musical selections people make provided it fits the outline.

Note - the Judge's selection piece is a piece of music chosen that reflects a theme, this years theme is Hope

Name:
Nation:
Instrument:
Judge's Selection Piece: (youtube link and explanation if wished) 
Concerto Piece: (youtube link)
Freestyle Piece: (youtube link)


3) International Young Artist of the Year

Similar to the young musician of the year but focused around art, I have only one rule please try to avoid using big name paintings and follow the guidance in brackets). Sign up for this is below:

Name:
Nation:
Painting 1: (Must be a still life)
Painting 2:
Painting 3:

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Diplomacy and Events / The Window of Opportunity
« on: June 08, 2020, 10:39:59 PM »
Marble Palace, Valtheim, Achkaerin

The Round Table Conference, the Royals, the Government ministers, the intelligence services, the Military as well as other services as required were gathered in what was called the Round Table Room of the Marble Palace. The topic of discussion? Merina. Currently the floor was held by the Minister for the Diplomatic Office Cheryl Holmes.
"At present the Council of Albion are preparing to talk with the factions involved in Merina to see if they can achieve some sort of peace. The good news is that the major players in this are all staying their hands, no one's going to start shooting until the Council have had their chance or unless something else happens in the meantime."

"So we have a window of opportunity." the Achkaerinese Emperor Peter Azurewind said "Sophie."
"Yes Your Majesty." Deputy Sky Marshall Sophie Wall said, she was the Director of the Military Defence Initiative otherwise known as the MDI, she brought up familiar footage of the Makeni chemical incident "As you can see we have aircraft swoop in, drop bombs and then we have the chemicals. If the Free Mundus Network is to be believed we're talking hundreds if not thousands of casualties."
"Any clue on who might be responsible?" Peter asked

"Your Majesty this is one of three things - first the plane has launched the chemical weapon, second the plane has launched a conventional weapon which has impacted the chemicals in a tank or some such or third the plane has not caused this and the chemicals have been released by an unknown party to frame the regime." Sophie said
"A false flag" Rion Ayanami said "Well yes it's possible."
"Either way we're talking multiple breaches of the Uppsalla Convention." Crown Princess Serenity said
"We need to get in there and gather information." Rion said
"Good thinking but how?" Peter asked
"We need a cover." Sophie said "Humanitarian aid operation?"
"Hannelina?" Peter asked looking at the Foreign Aid Minister Hannelina Porter
"If the Merina government accepts the offer." Hannelina said "Then it's simple enough."
"Logistics?" Peter asked
"We can work with the Merina Red Cross" Nettie Taylor said "Move whichever hospital ship is currently in Phuebra out there and fly appropriate assets in, subject to the approval of the Merina government."
"And we put the appropriate personnel to investigate in the midst of those we fly in." Rion said "That could work."
"Do it." Peter said "And privately let the Free State and our other friend what we're up to so we don't get raised eyebrows."



Private Letter to the Merina Government

To: President Nguessa of Merina

Following the tragic events that transpired in Makeni the Achkaerinese government would like to offer what humanitarian help we can including medical facilities on a hospital ship and personnel experienced in dealing with similar circumstances, we simply require access to an airfield to land aircraft and use as a base of operations while aid is distributed. We hope you accept our offer and look forward to your response.

Signed
Hannelina Porter
Achkaerin Foreign Aid Minister

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Diplomacy and Events / The Viceregent Reports
« on: June 04, 2020, 03:44:49 PM »
It had been a longer than usual morning in Pyrena brought about by what had been referred to in the corridors as 'odd statements' by Soleimani and Heyra, if the circumstances weren't as severe or the stakes as high they would have been laughable. Still as requested the Viceregent Emerson Ravenswood had assembled the newly appointed Imperial Council and spent most of the morning going through all the technicalities of the CFT, the view was crystal clear the CFT did not have a higher authority than the Fair Seas Concordat. With the final unanimous agreement of the council Emerson made his way to Evanthe's office and put the document on her desk.

"The report you asked for." Emerson said



In accordance with the request of the Empress the Viceregent has undertaken a swift review of the Treaty between the First Empire of Rokkenjima and the Heyran Republic (formerly the Conglomerate) known as the CFT with a view to concluding whether it was compatible with Rokkenjiman foreign policy, in need of reform or whether it should be withdrawn from. This review included input from the Imperial Council and has their approval.

Summary of the CFT

On the face of it the CFT is a one sided agreement which appears to give numerous advantages to the Heyran Republic and disadvantages to Rokkenjima, there is notable inconsistency and ambiguity contained within it. The document does appear to have been signed by the Empress-Emerita as some sort of slight against East Moreland and Seaforth at the time, following the closure of the then QAMB, on that basis it would certainly appear that the Conglomerate as it was then took advantage of the Empress-Emerita and dangled two military bases in front of her in exchange for virtual carte blanche in other areas, this is obviously an unacceptable state of affairs and in need of urgent address.

The inconsistencies in the CFT are seen when comparing the terms of the base leases for the Queen Adriana and King Leopold bases. Under article II(b) of the CFT:

"The maintenance, personnel, supply, security and construction of such installations in the defined annexes are to be at the expenses of the First Empire. The maintenance personnel of the annexes is to be at least 70% from The Conglomerate nationality. An annual fees of 300 000 000 USD is to be charged to the First Empire for the usage of such annexes."

As can be seen from the underlined phrase this article obligates Rokkenjima to in effect pay rent to Heyra for having a base there, which in of itself would not be unreasonable, however it becomes unreasonable when it is considered that the land lease of Cocytus does not see Heyra obligated in the same way despite the providing of a service by the Rokkenjiman police as per article V - "The Conglomerate agrees to let First Empire of Rokkenjima police forces, air, sea and ground, patrol freely within the respect of The Conglomerate legislations in Cocytus." so not only are Rokkenjiman police officers being asked to patrol around Cocytus but they also have to then enforce not Rokkenjiman Law but presumably Heyran Law, this is clearly a service being provided that there is no payment for and given the tone of the CFT this appears unacceptable.

Further concerns with the CFT are found in the rest of Article II and Article III

Article II(a) - "The definition of the annexe zone, plans and architecture are to be validated by The Conglomerate."

Concern: On the face of it reasonable but the word 'architecture' can be taken to imply certain things such as what a radar tower or dome can look like, what a jetty might look like, a drydock and so on. The point is there is a difference between looking good and being practical, and in military terms practicality is the superior point. Additionally the idea that Rokkenjima could potentially have to give the Heyran's detailed plans of what the inside of a military facility is going to look like does raise significant security concerns.

Article II(c) - "Provisionary exceptions may be made to the upper point on the number of vessels, tonnage and personnel, if authorised by The Conglomerate for no more than 10 days."

Concern: Does not define under what circumstances the exceptions may be made and a ten day authorisation is very arbitrary as history across Mundus shows the likely set of circumstances under which this might be asked for (humanitarian operations, combat operations etc) take substantially longer than ten days.

Article II(e) - "The Conglomerate reserve itself the right to use the military installations in emergency cases, such as one which may put in danger Human lives."

Concern: Very vague as the amount of circumstances that can qualify for this is a long one, a humanitarian operation puts lives at risk, a terrorist group seizing a vessel and holding the crew hostage puts lives at risk, a honeybadger getting loose on a cargo ship puts lives at risk. In fact Heyra could twist practically any arising situation and interpret it in a way that allows them to use the installations, which is likely to hinder the ability of Rokkenjima to effectively conduct operations, potentially expose sensitive Rokkenjiman equipment such as ICON to Heyra, potentially place Rokkenjiman ships at risk and ultimately cost lives rather than save them. In addition the stationing of Heyran assets on a Rokkenjiman base does raise the question of command position and who is ultimately the command authority to those Heyrans.

Article II(f) - "Coordination efforts will be took, for allowing The Conglomerate assets to be temporarily deployed on a military annexe for executing Article II e) and Article III in alignment with both the First Empire and The Conglomerate wills to cooperate on defense questions."

Concern: No definition of how long "temporarily" is and the concerns as noted in relation to Article II(e) would apply.

Further concern in relation to Article III - "In the sake of safety and security of passing goods and people through the Mhorish, Illumic, Krimeon and Kyne Seas, The Conglomerate and First Empire of Rokkenjima agree to anchor a long-standing cooperation for managing common patrols along exercises in the said regions for ensuring the neutrality of the maritime routes, along a direct connexion between both military headquarters to ensure proper communication."

Observations: This article seems to suggest that the four areas identified are in some way not secure in terms of trading routes. However the Illumic channel is most certainly the most secure waterway of Mundus and as has been demonstrated on several occasions East Moreland and Seaforth are perfectly capable of handling issues that arise there. The introduction of the 3RA's policy of MICA would extend this principle to the Mhorish, therefore it seems odd and surplus to requirements to suggest that such patrols in those areas are required. The Krimeon and Kyne are both very large bodies of water and that fact combined with already existing commitments that Rokkenjima has would appear to place a rather large burden on the IRN in respect of the CFT obligations, to the point where it could easily be considered that Rokkenjima would have to run on practically a war footing to achieve the numerous patrols required. Which does call into question the value of QAMB and whether the loss of the base, as would be the case in terminating the CFT, would be beneficial or detrimental for Rokkenjima. The Imperial Council believes this would be of benefit.

Compatibility of the CFT with Values Based Policy

Rokkenjiman foreign policy is a values based policy seen in the signature of Rokkenjima to numerous international treaties such as the Fair Seas Concordat, Mundus Convention of Universal Rights, Uppsalla Convention, Outer Space Standards Convention and so on. In recent days and weeks we have seen the incompatibility of the CFT with these values we have seen rather than a private concern being raised a frankly insulting attack on Tytor by Heyra for what has been called a violation of the FSC when in truth no violation has yet taken place and whether any will is debatable. The continued attempted use of the CFT by Heyra as some sort of justification to prevent Rokkenjima taking any action, action which is in accordance with Rokkenjiman values and that Rokkenjima is entitled to take, clearly indicates if it were not already evident that the CFT is not compatible with Rokkenjima's values based foreign policy.

Conclusion and Recommendations

Having considered the above concerns the following is concluded:

The CFT in its current form is not fit for purpose, it should never have been signed in that form and the only reason that can be deduced as to why it was signed like that is the judgement of the Empress-Emerita being clouded by anger. The amount of alterations required to the treaty to make it equitable are significant but achievable however the manner in which this treaty is used by Heyra to try and impose over international law is disturbing as is the manner in which they allow it to operate as such on their own soil.

Therefore the following recommendations are made:

1) the immediate withdrawal of Rokkenjima from the CFT, the treaty is incompatible with Rokkenjiman policy and is based around a false premise that Rokkenjima needs a military base in that area. Rokkenjima does not require a military base in the Illumic or Mhorish area, from a security point of view those areas are very well secured by the local nations.

2) As a consequence of recommendation 1 progress on QAMB construction to be discontinued and appropriate steps taken to ensure that the work done so far is demolished.

3) Communication to MICA and Seaforth[1] to advise them of the withdrawal of QAMB and to negotiate terms under which Rokkenjiman ships may use ports in the Mhorish for resupply and leave as per port calls under the FSC, thus allowing some Rokkenjiman patrols to take place but in a collaborative manner and not in a manner where Rokkenjima is seen to impose itself as an Illumic or Mhorish power.

4) Notice be served to Heyra that the land lease for Cocytus is revoked.

5) A request be made to Rosa Shipyards to cancel the contract with Heyra found in Annex A of the CFT.

This concludes the requested report of the Empress by the Viceregent.

Signed

Emerson Ravenswood
Viceregent of Rokkenjima
 1. OOC - Assuming they're not a MICA member

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Quote
Commonwealth Treaty Organization
General Assembly Resolution

Resolution #0024
Adopted by the General Assembly on 28th May 2020

The General Assembly,

Recognizing the myriad issues facing the modern world,

Acknowledging the fact that the Commonwealth Treaty Organization is presently unable to fully represent the global community,

Realizing that this inability is compounded by the existence of competing organizations (namely the Cross Mundus Agency),

Determined to do what is best to remedy this situation, and

Believing that the principles espoused by the Commonwealth Treaty remain the best way to do that, despite its current flaws,

Hereby

1. Announces its intention to hold a summit at Tarrenburg Castle, Kingdom of Tytor, on 8th June 2020, to discuss a path forward for the joint causes of global unity and world peace;

2. Declares that these talks will be open to representatives from any and all nations and international organizations that wish to attend;

3. Specifically invites the member states of the Cross Mundus Agency in particular to participate; and

4. Expresses its hope that common ground may be found, and that a better and brighter future may be secured.

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Sporting Hub / Tour De Alba Karinya 2020 - IC
« on: May 21, 2020, 07:24:46 PM »
Tour De Alba Karinya 2020

The Tour De Alba Karinya, an eighteen stage cycling race across four nations on Alba Karinya, from the flats of Zimalia, to the hills of Hassfurt, the Alps of East Moreland and Vaguzia and then the Vaguzian roads before a return to East Moreland and a finish on the driveway of the Royal Palace in Northfort. It's the first time the event has been held and a great chance for cycling fans to get a look at their heroes up close including the most successful Mundus Games athlete of them all Sammy Lawson. With all the jerseys up for grabs who will win them? So with that in mind and in the words of the musical "Get on your bikes and ride"

Stage numberHost StateStage WinnerJersey Holders
1Zimalia (TT)Sammy Lawson (Phoenix Cycling)Y & W: Sammy Lawson (Phoenix Cycling)
Team: Phoenix Cycling
2ZimaliaIrene St Joseph (RCF All Stars)Y & W: Sammy Lawson (Phoenix Cycling)
G: Lena Tocci (Telestar)
Team: Phoenix Cycling
3HassfurtRebecca Rhomero (Roll-Out EMAC)Y & W: Sammy Lawson (Phoenix Cycling)
M: Neve Macdonald (Roxiquer Attsolt Racing)
G: Lena Tocci (Telestar)
Team: Phoenix Cycling
4Hassfurt (TTT)RCF All StarsY & W: Sammy Lawson (Phoenix Cycling)
M: Neve Macdonald (Roxiquer Attsolt Racing)
G: Lena Tocci (Telestar)
Team: RCF All Stars
5HassfurtMaria Cairns (Phoenix Cycling)Y: Irene St Joseph (RCF All Stars)
W: Sammy Lawson (Phoenix Cycling)
M: Neve Macdonald (Roxiquer Attsolt Racing)
G: Lena Tocci (Telestar)
Team: RCF All Stars
6Hassfurt
7East Moreland
8East Moreland
9East Moreland
10East Moreland
11Vaguzia
12Vaguzia (TT)
13Vaguzia
14Vaguzia (TTT)
15Vaguzia
16Vaguzia
17East Moreland
18East Moreland

Standings

OOC Notes:

TT on the calendar indicates an individual time trial and TTT indicates a team time trial (note that in the team time trial all six riders on a team will be awarded the same time for practicality reasons)

Scoring for the Sprint and Queen of the Mountains will be done randomly on a points system - there will be a number of checkpoints dotted through the stages the first rider across them will get 10 points, 2nd will get 8, 3rd will get 5, 4th will get 3 and 5th will get 1.

The team classification is awarded as per the cross country at the Mundus Games - each rider will score points equal to their finishing position (1st place = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 3rd = 3 points etc) these are totalled up across all the stages and the team with the smallest total at the end will win that classification.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY SUBMISSION FORM
Formal Name of Submitting Nation(s): Kingdom of Tytor
Nations involved: All CTO Member States
Title of Submission: A Proposal for a Summit on the Future of the Commonwealth Treaty Organization
Draft Resolution:

Quote
Commonwealth Treaty Organization
General Assembly Resolution

Resolution [XXXX]
Adopted by the General Assembly on [Date]

The General Assembly,

Recognizing the myriad issues facing the modern world,

Acknowledging the fact that the Commonwealth Treaty Organization is presently unable to fully represent the global community,

Realizing that this inability is compounded by the existence of competing organizations (namely the Cross Mundus Agency),

Determined to do what is best to remedy this situation, and

Believing that the principles espoused by the Commonwealth Treaty remain the best way to do that, despite its current flaws,

Hereby

1. Announces its intention to hold a summit at Tarrenburg Castle, Kingdom of Tytor, on [date], to discuss a path forward for the joint causes of global unity and world peace;

2. Declares that these talks will be open to representatives from any and all nations and international organizations that wish to attend;

3. Specifically invites the member states of the Cross Mundus Agency in particular to participate; and

4. Expresses its hope that common ground may be found, and that a better and brighter future may be secured.

Any other details: An exact date for the proposed summit can be fixed during this resolution's debate period.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY SUBMISSION FORM
Formal Name of Submitting Nation(s): Head of the Commonwealth Civil Service and the Commonwealth Counsel
Nations involved: All CTO Nations
Title of Submission: Motion to Dissolve the Commonwealth Treaty Organisation
Draft Resolution:

Quote
Commonwealth Treaty Organisation
General Assembly Resolution

Resolution [XXXX]
Adopted by the General Assembly on [Date]

General Assembly,

Aware of the issues that have blighted the organisation post CTOMM,

Understanding the reasons why member nations have acted outside of the organisations purview,

Concerned that the willingness of the organisation to act has been shown only by a minority of the membership,

Further concerned that such inaction by the majority of the membership has damaged the organisations reputation internationally,

Believing that the organisations reputation, standing and credibility is terminally damaged by such inaction

Acts as follows:

1. Dissolves the Commonwealth Treaty Organisation effective as of midnight on the 1st of July 2020.

2. Agrees that should this resolution pass that steps be taken, in advance of the dissolution, to ensure the continuation of the subsidiary organisations - the Mundus Health Organisation, Mundus Refugee Council and the Mundus Crime Agency in some form.

3. Devolves the authority enshrined in article 25 of the Commonwealth Treaty to the relevant bodies/groups.

4. Extends its thanks to Tim Carpenter, Birgit Strand, Empress Evanthe Rhodes, Crown Princess Serenity Azurewind, Lord Joseph Cornwallis and Sheriff Sakura Sheppard for serving as Secretary General.

5. Thanks Doctor Duvall and subsequently Doctor Byrne for serving as Lead Health Advisor of the MHO, Melissa Lusk for serving as chair of the Refugee Council and Amber Duff for serving as Chief Constable of the Mundus Crime Agency.

Any other details: I could provide a detailed breakdown of a few things to support the need to get rid of the CTO but I won't because ICly they are well known. In practical terms if the CTO is not being used and continues to not act when faced with situations that it was meant to be able to deal with then it simply has no purpose. It is brought in this form because the CTO can only cease to exist by means of a CTO resolution and it does need to be voted on because of the relationship the CTO has with other organisations, alliances and treaties. Should the resolution pass then the CTO would cease to exist as per article 1 and we would then have to before the dissolutionindependently establish the subsidiary organisations for example I imagine the refugee council would be rolled into the IRSA.

Note: Depending on length of debate the date stipulated in article 1 may be altered.

Usual convention applies of a minimum three day debate and then vote.

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TV Shows / Achkaerin News - 2020 Election Day Coverage
« on: May 14, 2020, 02:52:01 PM »
Achkaerin Decides 2020

Welcome to coverage of the Achkaerinese Senate elections for 2020, the polls opened at eight in the morning and will close at ten tonight, for those joining us for the first time we'll very quickly explain the arithmetic of the Senate.



Cyan: Unity Party - 188 Seats (Major govt partner)
Purple: Patriot Party - 74 seats (Minority govt partner)
Red: Endeavor Party - 150 seats (Lead Opposition Party)
Yellow: Liberal Party - 70 seats
Dark Blue: Progressive Party - 7 seats (including Speaker)
Maroon: Workers Alliance Party - 3 seats
Green: Green Party - 6 seats
Light Brown: Republican Party - 1 seat
Dark Brown: Puritan Party - 1 seat

At the start of play on election day the current Unity-Patriot Party coalition holds 262 out of 500 seats giving them a twelve seat majority in the Senate as a party requires, due to the convention of the speaker being a non voter, 250 seats for a majority. We'll bring you updates throughout the day and then from 10pm the exit poll and results as we get them.

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Convention Centre / Edelweiss Festival 2020 Musicals Vote
« on: May 10, 2020, 03:20:40 PM »
Ok very simple explanation - a little while ago I ran a news article concerning the Edelweiss Festival (basically think of it as Proms meets Children in Need and other similar festivals) anyway it's icly organized and put on by the Achkaerinese royal family and this year they're doing three musicals (in which they and friends star), two of which are determined by the public. Now I could just pick two musicals at random and let that be it, but for a bit of fun I thought I'd put up this poll and let it be the IC public vote if that makes sense so I'm saying you can vote for three of the options and the two with the most votes are chosen (if there's a tie I'll be flipping a coin).

The Options

Vote for Up to Three of the following:

Note: All explanations where necessary have been Mundusified

We Will Rock You - We Will Rock You (often abbreviated as WWRY) is a jukebox musical based on the songs of the Dartfordian rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought and fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.

Wicked - Wicked is a musical by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, itself a retelling of the classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas, and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's private fall from grace.

Company - Company is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. Its plot revolves around Robert (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Robert's 35th birthday.

Anything Goes - Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from Dartfordia to Rokkenjima. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy Number 13, ďMoonfaceĒ Martin, aid Billy in his quest to win Hope.

Just So - Just So is a musical by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles based on the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling.

My Fair Lady - My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phonetician, so that she may pass as a lady.

Chicago - Chicago is an Ardian musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Chicago, Allied States of Ardia, in the jazz age, The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal".

Miss Saigon - Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel SchŲnberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr, and tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving a Toshikawan woman abandoned by her Achkaerinese lover. The setting of the plot is in 1980s Saigon, Toshikawa, during the 1980's Toshikawan Civil War,

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Diplomacy and Events / A Letter to New Derusmia
« on: May 10, 2020, 03:03:58 PM »

A Private Message to New Derusmia

To the Government of New Derusmia;

The apology issued by President Feish over the apparent support for the so called (and now defeated) Confederation of Clysperis expressed by New Derusmia is welcome however much like the Pharaoh of Clysperis the Achkaerinese leadership and Government is concerned over the extent of this support and while we appreciate a press release is hardly the place to be publishing the specifics of the matter, there are concerns we would like to address with you over the matter.

As such we'd like representatives of the Derusmian Government to make themselves available for talks in Valtheim with the Achkaerinese Government to address this matter and to discuss other matters that may be of interest.

Signed

Cheryl Holmes
Minister for the Diplomatic Office

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Diplomacy and Events / Navigating Murky Waters (Ach and Merina)
« on: April 23, 2020, 09:25:06 PM »
To say it was business as usual in Valtheim could either be accurate or dismissed depending on a persons point of view. The Round Table Conference which was essentially the total sum of the royals, government, intelligence and military leaders. The Vice Consul Rhian Kennedy had just finished explaining what had happened at the meeting in Kaedwen.

"In short my assessment is that Merina is a right mess." Rhian said "I'd go as far as to say that every faction is as bad all the others. The twin track solution proposed at the meeting and now referred to the Council of Albion has flaws but most concerning of all this doesn't have any support from the current Merinian government."
"So on paper this is analogous to Marseilles rather than Lakhzovia" Field Marshall William Dawson said "Any move against Merina without cause is an act of war."
"Which is why we're proposing a wait and see approach coupled with some factfinding on our bridge model." Richard Chambers the minister of foreign affairs said

Emperor Peter Azurewind relaxed in his chair considering his options
"Tell me about these charges the FMA wants to throw at the President of Merina." Peter said
"No idea what they are, the Merinian's weren't exactly specific about them." Rhian said
"And it's not like we can just call up Merina and ask is it?" Peter said "And anything following Uppsalla being in force we need to know about. Rion?"
"I can get someone on the ground to get info from the parties involved." Rion Ayanami said "Once we've got that we can navigate this one issue at a time."

"Let's be very clear I am not authorising a military operation without just cause to do so." Peter said "Rion how would you do it?"
"Current intel says that the Free State hold the coastal city of Donze." Rion said "We can use a naval vessel to drop someone off and they can move in discreetly."
"How many agents?" Peter asked looking at Rion
"One should be all we send on this." Rion said
"Do it." Peter said


Strait of Shaw

The INS Kryptonite headed east out of Phuebra where it had been stationed following the end of the Phuebran civil war, it's destination was to get right up against the Merina EEZ line before dropping off their package and backing off to hold position. Standing on the bridge the ship's commanding officer Captain Lily Falconer monitored the situation as the ship approached its destination point.
"Captain we're coming up on position." the helm officer said
"Very well Lieutenant, slow to all stop." Lily said
"Answering all stop Captain." the helm officer said

Lily nodded and narrowed her eyes.
"Keep on radar and sonar for any Merina naval activity I don't want a standoff." Lily said "Inform flight deck they can deploy."

Out on the flight deck Hazel Nairn one of Achkaerin's Justicars was readying herself for what was probably going to be a very odd moment. A small dingy had been readied and now with her aboard it was being lowered into the water. She checked her bearings and sighed this wasn't any more risky than anything she'd done before. She set off into the night heading for Donze.

When morning dawned Hazel was slowly entering Donze's harbour, she got as far as getting out of the water and up onto the jetty before two armed soldiers presumably they were Free State had weapons trained on her, Hazel wouldn't actually be surprised if they'd been watching her in for a while. She raised her hands.

"Ok no one do anything rash." Hazel said "I'm not armed. I just want to talk to someone in charge."
   

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