This is meant to be a user-friendly introduction into the regional roleplay for players who are not fully familiar with Selene or who prefer to take things slow at first. This dispatch provides a simple step-by-step walkthrough with the information that all roleplayers need to participate in Selene. Those who wish to see more detailed information about the regional roleplay should feel free to click the ★★★ icons that can be found within this dispatch.
Events happen mainly in Vesta, one of the ten planets in the Selenid System and the only one known to have intelligent life. Vesta has experienced more than 50 years of peace since the end of the Great War (2017-2023), but the main world powers are now forming new alliances and competing against each other both at home and offworld.
World Society (focus on world peace and cooperation) [OOC] Membership is automatic and mandatory for all countries.
Valentian Alliance (focus on security, economic integration and space exploration, open only to democracies)
Commonwealth of Nations (focus on international cooperation and security, open to all countries)
There are a few rules that you should know before you apply for your plot. These rules are simple and are meant to help makes things fun and easy for everyone in the region. See the 📜 Library of Alexandria for the full text of regional laws.
Be respectful towards others. Posting content that is offensive or violates the privacy of others may lead to expulsion from the region.
Get permission from the user before attacking their country or claiming that something happened in it.
Avoid making your country all-powerful or otherwise immune to attack. Assume that your country had diplomatic and trade relations with the world since before you joined the region.
Use real world languages and religions if necessary but give them different names or use the ones already assigned to them in our 🌐 Culture Repository.
Time in roleplay passes three times as fast as it does in the real world. Use our 📅 Date Calculator to see the current roleplay date.
Countries can build and operate satellites and launch suborbital rockets on their own, but access to more advanced spaceflight capabilities is restricted to members of the Valentian Alliance and the Commonwealth of Nations.
You may be removed from the map if (i) your nation ceases to be in Selene, (ii) you have not roleplayed on the Regional Message Board at least once in the past month, or (iii) you have been expelled due to rules violations. You may reapply at any time after losing your place on the map, but you will need special permission if you were expelled due to rules violations.
To join the regional roleplay you need to select the area where your country will be located. For your convenience the world map is already divided into 51 plots and all you need to do is select the plot that best fits your country. Review the maps below to have a better idea of which plot would fit your country best based on different criteria such as surface area, climate zones, and mountain ranges, and languages spoken:
You will also find within the spoiler below a table with all existing plots and their surface areas so that you can know exactly how large your country would be.
Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
* Plots V39-V42, V48 had a significant role in the Great War (2017-2023) and must consider certain predetermined events as part of their history. Contact Justinian Kalominos or Mydic Empire for more information.
To join the regional roleplay you need to submit an entry to the Global Information Survey, a form that will allow you to figure out some basic facts about your country and will allow the Roleplay Councillor to know if there are any points where you could use some help before you get started.
You can see the spoiler below for more information on the questions within the GIS and the 📜 Encyclopedia Selenida for various examples of GIS entries.
The code of the plot you have selected (e.g. V01).
The alliance that your country wishes to join (e.g. Valentian Alliance, Commonwealth of Nations, None).
The country most similar to yours.
The full name of your country which may be different from your NationStates account (e.g. Empire of Selene).
The abbreviated name of your country (e.g. Selene).
The city where your national government is located.
Form of Government
The way in which your government is organised (e.g. presidential republic, constitutional monarchy, military dictatorship, etc).
The title and name of your national leaders (e.g. President John Smith, King John I, Prime Minister Jane Smith).
B. People and Society
The population of your country which may not be higher than 250 million.
The term used to refer to people from your country (e.g. Selenid).
GDP per Capita
The economic output per person in your country, which may be similar to that of your equivalent country.
The languages that are spoken in your country.
* Each alliance has the final word on which countries to admit. See here for more information on each alliance and their membership requirements.
To submit a GIS entry click the link below. It will take you to a telegram box where you should replace the XXXX with your country information and hit the Send button. We will reach out to you, possibly with comments or questions, before we approve your entry.
Here are some ideas for what to do after your GIS entry has been approved:
Post updates from your country and interact with other countries on the 📰 Regional Message Board.
Read about the recent 🗺️ History of Vesta.
Read about the planets that conform the 🪐 Selenid System.
Join our 💬 Discord Server to get roleplay assistance or interact with other members of the region.