The Following Has Been Issued From The Ministry For Trade And The Foreign Affairs Ministry
Gallaton accepts the offer, which is estimated to cost Frellor approximately 175.9 million Dollars. The Gallatonian Air Force shall begin Operation Facilitation, which is the transportation and protection of privately produced goods from Gallaton's industry to Frellor.
KASTRO MAVROKORDATOS | Cymiopolis Eschate, Antiope Minor
The Doge paused for a moment, took anopther sip of wine and smiled slightly. "Of course we will help you. What are friends for?"
Having already secured a deal with Pegasus Starships for the purchase of an additional 900 space bombers and 3200 space fighters, the CSF reforms have finally taken place and the Cymiopolitan war machine was ready to go. The Doge therefore pledged to send the expeditionary Epsilon Fleet, composed of over 2 assault carriers, 2 SSDs, 2 cruisers, 2 destroyers, 12 battleships, 360 bombers, 480 light fighters, 480 heavy fighters, 480 stealth fighters, 40 troop transports and 8 cargo transports. This fleet will be transporting the 8th Army (Morea), an 60 000-man army composed entirely of elite clone soldiers made with the help of New Sistonian scientists. Both the fleet and army will be ready to mobilise within a week's time.
"Our only request is that this fleet and army are used solely for defensive purposes. We will fight to the last man defending the territory of our Ventuan brothers, but we have no desire to set foot within Kunkenga. Deal?" Andreas calmly said before taking another sip of Ventuan wine, "Why would a Cymiopolitan die fighting in fields of barley when he's much more at home protecting the vineyards?"
RETCON - In no particular order
More specific dates and times and whatnot will follow later on, but I've put this off for long enough.
This history remains the same. Apparently Ymea and I fight a lot.
War of the Three Kingdoms
The Emperor dies and his very young son inherits the throne. Dong Zhou attempts to corrupt the young Emperor which leads to the war between the Wei, Shu, and Wu kingdoms. The Sun family in the Wu kingdom receives a messenger from the late Emperor of Han which was for Sun Jian's father, Sun Ce, who was to safeguard the Emperor's seal until his son came of age. Sun Ce had died at roughly the same time as the Emperor after old age and being sick from the rain had taken him, Sun Jian decided to take up the Emperor's last wish.
A coalition was building to out Dong Zhou by various other lords of the Han Empire who, after finding out that the Sun family carried the Emperor's Seal (and thus could proclaim yourself Emperor), many wanted it for themselves. The Coalition soon fell apart, but not before Dong Zhou was killed in battle. The Empire was divided after those that supported the Emperor (or wanted to hold sway with the young Emperor) demanded that the seal be given back to the Emperor (still a child), those that supported the late Emperor's last wishes did not approve of the Sun family advising the Emperor since they had taken up arms against the Han no matter the reason why, and finally there were those that wished for a Sun Dynasty to emerge. Sun Jian held onto the seal but left the Imperial Palace and let the other ministers and warlords of the Empire advise the young Emperor. With divisions between the Army and Ministry growing, the Jin decided to invade and ended up crushing the destabilized Empire. Various dynastys would rise and fall until the Mongols conquered China and began the Yuan Dynasty. The Sun family remained in possession of the Emperor's seal as many forgot that it existed.
The Mongols changed Chinese history by requiring Chinese troops to aid in the wars of the Khan. Soldiers learned the methods of the Khan's troops in sieges and military organization. The Chinese government also gained merit from the Khans as very little required change. The structure was slightly altered from the Han's imperial system, but remained mainly the same throughout the rise and fall of the Yuan Dynasty. During the failed invasions of the Japanese islands, survivors that washed ashore met the Japanese Samurai, and those that returned alive told stories of them, leading to the rise of the Shi class which mimicked the Samurai's devotion to the battlefield and led to many in the Shi (lower nobility) class to devote themselves to the ways of war.
History pretty much remains the same. Quin Empire falls under Western rule. Some are thankful for the western inventiveness, others see their country being taken from them.
China fights alongside the allies. The democratic government was wrought with corruption and ineffective. The military was in shambles and the government was falling apart. China manly provided the allies with rice and other foodstuffs during the war.
Japanese separatists wishing to remove the Empress and reinstate the shogun gather a rebel army and invade China with the support of the Germans. The fall of the democratic government led to the rise of the Communist government.
Rise and Fall of Communist China
China begins reforms and kills a lot of its own citizens through reforms. The government continues to build China from the inside out. Eventually, relations with Western Powers cause a massive conflict over resources and land. The Communist government falls during the war. During this time, rumors start to spread that the Emperor's seal has been found and now heaven looks upon the land to carry out its will. The Sun family emerge as the new Dynasty of China in an attempt to reestablish order.
The Emperor Sun Ze has died and his son Sun Zheng is preparing to take the throne. The Empire, under the rule of Sun Ze, has rebuilt the country stronger than before with a heavy influence on technology. The dying wish of his father was to see a united China again, and Sun Zheng will see the various countries that were ripped from the Empire by the West, reunited one way or another.
Hello, New West Indies! Hopefully, I will be assuming Forest's ambassadorial spot here soon, so I am going to share our environmental agenda for August. If you have any questions, please feel free to TG the author of the dispatch (Turbeaux, my main account).
Forty million tons of electronic waste (electronics/electronic accessories that are thrown away) is generated every year and only about twelve and a half percent of it is recycled. It is often full of toxic materials (examples include lead, mercury, dioxins, and cadmium). Much of it ends up in poor regions of Asia and Africa where these toxins inevitably leach into water supplies, killing aquatic life as well as severely impacting the health of land animals (including humans). Additionally, plastics involved are photodegraded into microplastics which proliferate globally at an alarming rate. (Microplastics severely impact animal health. No animal life has evolved any mechanisms to combat them.) Some simple steps can be taken to minimize your E-waste footprint:
1. (Reduce) Do not purchase new electronic devices unless the justification for doing so outweighs the environmental degradation that the e-waste from it will create (Of course, this is ultimately a personal judgement. However, it is easy enough to find the facts that you need to inform it).
2. (Reuse) If you find yourself with unneeded electronic hardware, try to reuse it (I have a single cable that I use to charge my shaver and water flosser.). If you cannot reuse it with other technology that you own, consider using it for other purposes. For example, I am using a broken wireless phone charging stand as a camera mount. If you cannot do any of these things, please consider selling/trading in or donating these items.
3) (Recycle) There is some E-waste that cannot be reused for one reason or another (when a cable is cut, no amount of handiness is going to restore it into a functional and safe one. Such items can be recycled easily enough. In the US, every Best Buy location accepts E-waste for recycling (I will include a link with details in my references). If you are handy and have the necessary equipment, you can recover some metals on your own.
4) (Responsible disposal. That’s right, I added a fourth R!) Unfortunately, some items like damaged batteries cannot be addressed with Rs number two and three. These should be taken to local hazardous waste collection.
Please remember that electronic waste is not just a problem impacting the environment. It is also a problem impacting human rights/health!
Raphtalia was in her office relaxing after a stressful meeting with the Senate when she felt a presence behind her. She didn’t turn, sighing slightly. “Honestly Rifana, I understand sticking to the shadows is the way of the Shadow Guard but you could just use the door.”
“My apologies, my lady,” Rifana said, lowering her hood. She was dressed in a navy blue cloak and her ears gave away her identity as a weasel Demi-human. “There’s something I think you should see.” She put a holodisk onto the table.
“What is this?” Raphtalia asked as it activated, displaying what appeared to be a live feed.
“A rally from one of Kunkenga’s colonies. The speaker is the colony’s governor.”
“You hacked into a Kunkengan channel?” Raphtalia chose not to pursue it any further and watched the feed.
“Today marks the beginning of the end for the Republic,” the man said to what appeared to be a large group of people. ”The end of a regime that acquiesces to disorder. At this very moment in a system far from here, the Republic of Ventus Primelies to the galaxy while secretly supporting the treachery of the Rebellion!”
“This fierce navy that you have built, upon which we now witness, shall bring an end to their government, to their cherished fleet! All remaining systems will bow to the Second Monarchy and will remember this as the LAST DAYS OF THE REPUBLIC!”
Raphtalia turned off the transmission. “I think I’ve seen quite enough. “Do you think they’re planning an attack?”
“It’s hard to say at this moment, but the others are looking into it,” Rifana replied.
“Let me know as soon as you discover anything,” Raphtalia said as she stood up. “I will not let Szel fall while I am leading this nation. It cannot happen.”
“We will do everything in our power to make sure that doesn’t happen, Lady Raphtalia,” Rifana said as she put up her hood again. “After all, we are the Shadow Guard. We are your eyes, your ears; your sword, your shield.”
(This is starting to turn into Star Wars but anime.)
The Shadow Guard are a small group of Kapteynians that serve under Vice Chancellor Raphtalia. Years ago during the Kapteynian War, these individuals fought under Raphtalia as part of a rebellion against CIC forces on the planet Nubila, during which they swore to devote and give their lives to her.
Currently, some of the jobs the Shadow Guard partakes includes hacking, espionage and sometimes assassinations, to name a few. They blend in with society and their identities and existence as a whole are largely unknown except for a small few, including the Supreme Chancellor.
-Most Serene Ministry of Defense-
Having observed from the sidelines long enough, the Most Serene Republic has had enough of the Kunkengan menace and has declared war against the despotic nation in support of our allies, Ventus Prime.
An expeditionary force composed of the Epsilon Fleet and the 8th Army (Morea) has mobilized and is currently on route to the Ventuan planet of Nubila in the Kapetyn system in order to break the orbital blockade and the standstill on the ground.
While the possibility of the Kunkengans opening new fronts on our domains are improbable as that would divert too many ressources, the Cymiopolitan fleets and army’s on Earth, Callisto and the Amazonia System will remain on high alert should the need arise. The Odyssey Zeus IM-2 kinetic bombardment system will assist the Frellorians fighting in Kunkenga’s European territory along with an undisclosed amount of XQ-58A Valkyrie drones.
Back in Steel City, the WASP had narrowly missed its target (Sinon) as she slipped into the elevator leading to one of the many smelting rooms in the foundry. After the elevator's doors closed the WASP morphed its hands into two massive, crowbar-like, tools and pried them open again. But it was too late, Sinon's elevator had already descended. Looking down the empty shaft the WASP could see the elevator begin to ascend again.
She's gotten off, it noted.
Files on the floor plans for the seven smelting rooms in this facility indicate than all but two of them have secondary exists besides the elevator. These are smelting rooms three and four, came the calculation at lighting speed.
It looked at the military block print beside the elevator indicating it lead to smelting room three.
She's trapped it thought, before taking one rigid step into the empty elevator shaft and falling into the abyss. After landing at the bottom of the shaft, the WASP molded itself into a thin strip and oozed its body through the tiny crack of the elevator door.
After clearing to the other side it found itself in an abandoned smelting room, the machines still humming, sparks still falling, and the bright orange glow of molten steel still glowing. All the workers appeared to be gone, likely fighting the invasion, but crucially the WASP noticed that Sinon was also nowhere to be seen.
Amina City, Nubila
To the east of the beachhead, the team of 21 Hornets that was meant to open a second line of attack on the trenches was pinned down. A crack team of Republican shock troopers had begun firing on them with powerful repeating blasters, forcing them to take cover behind the tree line.
"Crecent, this is S7, please respond captain" one of the Hornets calmly called into his coms as blaster rounds whizzed past his head. "We need support down here, the enemy is engaging us with heavy weapons."
"One step ahead of you, S7. We've been monitoring your status and agree." a familiar voice replied through static transmission of the coms. "Aid is already on the way."
A dreadful noise could soon be heard approaching the Hornet's position. 27 black attack ships screamed across the sky. They were a squadron of the 3rd legion's elite attack ship fleet, the WENDIGOs. Sliding doors on the 27 ships all slid open in unison and revealed several soldiers dressed in the standard black uniform of the 3rd legion's infantry troops. On either side of the ships were two colossal chain guns, each manned by a stoic Hornet troop. Speakers also adorned the wings of the ships, fixed beside twin sets of missile launchers.
"Rammstein?" on of the soldier's aboard the attack ship asked his colleague.
"Bit of an oldie don't you think?" responded his colleague. "But I suppose its fitting, I haven't heard 'Deutschland' in a while" he continued, holding a small holodisk with an iron cross printed on its obverse.
Soon all the ships began belching a quick and sinister synth sound from their speakers, followed by an intense electric guitar riff. The noise filled the air across the shore, audible even against the blaster fire and explosions on the beachhead.
The attack ships got closer to the Hornet's position.
Ich, ich will dich nie verlassen
The gunners fixed their sites on the Republican shock troopers.
Man kann dich lieben
The attack ship's pilots began locking in nearby walkers into their targeting systems, picking individual spots on the chassis and legs to hit with specific missiles.
Und will dich hassen
The Hornets slowly began making their way out of cover.
Überheblich, überlegen, übernehmen, übergeben, überraschen, überfallen
"Fire away" came the order from the squad leader.
Deutschland, Deutschland über allen
Official message from the Royal Ministry of Defense
By order of His Majesty King Nicola I of Habsburg-Savoy, the Royal Space Force of the NIU will assist the nation of Ventus Prime in its conflict against the nation Kunkenga. We are doing this to help an ally, we advise kunkenga to avoid countermeasures on earth along our shared border. Peace and snow should reign on the Alps, not blood and death.
The shock troopers were holding the enemy as best as they could, though neither side seemed eager to advance. It was only then that they heard a new sound, two to be exact. One was the sound of multiple coming towards their position, the second was the music playing.
“Aw sh-t, take cover!” One of the troopers yelled before the Area was littered with laser fire. “Where the hell is the damn air support!?”
“We’re a bit busy, taking care of that destroyer!” the commlink replied.
Blasterfire then started erupting behind them but fortunately they were not being at. “Reinforcements are here!” Commander Rex called out. “We have to hold this line, right here and not move another inch!”
Sinon caught her breath, or at least she tried to. She could only curse at herself for getting herself trapped in here. Unfortunately, she only had her blaster which she now configured into a heavy blaster, along with a few grenades. Still, she had one idea.
If this thing was a machine, made of metal, perhaps the intense heat was messing with its sensors, and if that were the case... What she was about to do was risky and likely would get her killed, but she didn’t have many options.
She stood near one of the large basins of molten steel. “Alright you son of a b-tch, you want me, I’m right here!”
Voting for GAR #43: Amend 'Criminal Code of the New West Indies' has begun!
Voting will last 72 hours. It has been pinned to the NWI and GA regions. It can also be found here:
Amend 'Criminal Code of the New West Indies'
Affects: All citizens of the NWI
Section One: Statement of Policy
Section Two: Amendment
Criminal Code of the New West Indies
GAR #22, § P shall be amended as follows:
"P. Anyone who
Has committed Felony Repeated Misdemeanors and shall be liable to a penalty at judicial discretion of at least one of the following:..."
GAR #22, § T shall be amended as follows:
"T. Anyone who
Has committed Felony Abusing Freedom of Expression and shall be liable to a penalty at judicial discretion of one or more of the following penalties:"
Appendix: Amendment to GAR #22
L. Anyone who
Has committed Felony General Fraud and shall be liable to a penalty at judicial discretion of at least one of the following:..."
P. Anyone who
Has committed Felony Repeated Misdemeanors and shall be liable to a penalty at judicial discretion of at least one of the following:..."
T. Anyone who
Has committed Felony Abusing Freedom of Expression and shall be liable to a penalty at judicial discretion of one or more of the following penalties:..."
New Raleigh, Old North Province
Today marks the first on-camera appearance of Ariana Thompson since that Palmetto City attack nearly 8 months ago. A Karteria born political journalist by the name of Don Winters was tasked with interviewing the current sitting President of the New United Carolinas, which would be airing on various channels across not only the world but across the many galaxies that humanity has settled in.
Don had lived in the Carolinas for nearly a decade now, so he was familiar with the political climate of the country. The drive from Asheville to New Raleigh was comfortable and gave him plenty of time to review his draft. The city was bustling with summertime excitement. Part of it was due to the basketball game happening in the southern part of the city. New Raleigh Capitals vs the Newly formed Aerbourne Aviators. The excitement was everywhere, but Don wasn't too familiar with the sport. He was more of a Baseball fan, himself.
As he approached the capital campus, he was quickly stopped at the gates by federal guards. But once they saw the special sticker on his vehicle's windshield and window, they simply took his name and directed him to the underground parking garage. Once there, he was patted down, scanned for suspicious items, and escorted inside the Capital House itself. He was directed towards a room, workers in the building taking glances at him as he passed with escorts to his sides. The room they were hosting the interview in was of course filled with cameras and lighting equipment, along with floating microphones. All of it was centered around two chairs, one of which the President was currently sitting in. The moment Don entered the room, the cameras began filming.
Ariana smiled and stood up to approach Don.
"Good afternoon, madam President. It's a pleasure to see you." Don said formally, shaking her hand firmly. Ariana's grip was strong in itself. She was beautiful. Her assistants had done a fantastic job with her makeup and hair. She radiated confident energy, the way a good leader should. She had a bold, confident presence, yet it was also calming. She was nicknamed the Godmother of the Carolinas for a reason. With an inviting smile, she responded. "It's nice to meet you as well, Mr.Winters. Come, take a seat."
Don took the seat adjacent to the one she had been sitting in. Ariana took her original seat. Between the two chairs were two glasses of sweet tea, the national drink. "Help yourself to some tea. If you'd like more, we'll be happy to serve you some." Ariana said with a hint of a southern accent. "Thank you very much, Madam President," Don said. He took a sip, before pulling his folded notes out of his pockets.
"Now, let's just get straight to the point."
Winters: "Madam President, it has been nearly eight months since your last public appearance. Forgive me for provoking any negative memories, but we understand that it is because of the attack that occurred in Palmetto City, correct?"
-President Thompson Pauses-
Thompson: That is correct. While I'd rather keep most details private, let it be known that my absence was part of a trauma recovery process. But in no way does it mean that my ability to lead has been hindered.
Winters: Can you elaborate?
Thompson: During my absence, I've made sure to attend to my presidential duties. I have continued to oversee the construction of the national railroads, which is around 70% complete. I've also overseen the construction of the underground cities, spaceports, the integration of the new Provinces, and the expansion of our space program.
Winters: So we've seen. Just recently in Asheville, we've began construction of our spaceport near Asheville-Buncombe International. It's been going quite smoothly.
Thompson: Great to hear!
Winters: Now, the nation has been wondering how the New Years Party has affected your feelings regarding foreign policy. The Embassy and Consulates of Kunkenga have since been closed, which is understandable. But there has also been a lack of interaction between the New United Carolinas and her allies since the attack.
-President Thompson takes a sip of tea before answering.-
Thompson: It is true that the Carolinas haven't made much of an attempt to strengthen foreign relations. Given the circumstances, we decided to refrain from diplomacy, to mitigate the chances of attacks during these turbulent times. However, that was then.
-Ariana Crosses her legs.-
Thompson: But I've realized now that we shouldn't let that tragedy stop us from going about our business. The bottom line is, we were an innocent bystander in this situation. In no way did we deserve what we got. That's why we closed the consulates and embassies. And trade between our two nations has been completely cut off.
Winters: What about Foreign Policy with allies or uninvolved nations?
Thompson: I plan on reaching out to allied nations such as Cymiopolis and Ventus Prime to offer our support in the war. Mostly with supply and aid, such as foodstuff. As for diplomacy, I'd love to meet with The Sakura Nippon and Gallaton.
Winters: Staying on the topic of Foreign Policy, there have been concerns from Scherzinger regarding foreign relations between your two nations. You first met with... erm
-Winters looks at his notes.-
Winters: Emperor Erwin Agustus Sacschen von Zenzefer III at the New Years' party. As I'm sure you're aware, Scherzinger is, by Carolinian Standards, a hyper-conservative, nationalistic state. Some members of the Liberals of the Carolinas, the party from which you hail, have condemned this move. Not to mention the entirety of the Cooperative-Democratic Party, have denounced your decision to meet with the Emperor. While there is less conservative pushback, some members of the Conservative Party have denounced your decision as well. What do you have to say that?
Thompson: While the Carolinas and Scherzinger may differ in many ways; and believe me, I wholeheartedly disagree with many sentiments of the Scherzingerian government, I do not see that as much of a reason to completely cut ties. Scherzinger is ultimately a non-belligerent nation, and it is not oppressive to its citizens. When New Spiedska was expanding after WWIII, it was a very different nation. Their ideas were completely opposing to the NUC, which at that time was run by our founder, Marcus Sterret, may he rest in peace. Not to mention the relationship between Inklings and Humans was weakening, to say the least. You could argue New Spiedska was even worse, being such a militant nation. However, despite the opposition, Marcus knew of the importance of branching out diplomatically, even if the nation is politically adjacent to our own. So long as they remain peaceful with us, our allies, and it's own people.
-Winters shuffles notes around-
Winters: Regarding the Ventuan-Kunkengan war, many are curious as to what your stance is on the war, and whether the Carolinas should get involved. It has no doubt become a major talking point in the upcoming 2148 election.
Thompson: I'm reluctant, especially considering the fact that our military is in the process of rebuilding and reshaping. And from my understanding, joining the war is practically an all-party belief. As I said before, I will supply our allies. And perhaps when the time comes, we will join the war. Though that's still up in the air.
Winters: Don't you feel any sort of malice towards Kunkenga for the destruction they caused in Cusabo?
Thompson: I try not to hold a grudge, no matter how traumatizing it was.
-Prersident Thompson takes a sip of tea.-
Thompson: When a nation goes to war, all parties truly dod believe they're doing what's right, despite the casualties of the innocent. We were that casualty. However, regardless of Kunkenga's intent, they've killed indiscriminately. And they've changed the lives for the worst for many Carolinians that night. Including my own. I believe they will get their comeuppance.
Winters: I see.
-Winters checks notes once more-
Winters: This year, you are running against Dan McHale of the Conservative Party, London Chipping of the Cooperative-Democrat Party, Kurt Parish of the National Party, and Marvin Kite of the Green Party. Though by the looks of it, you're projected to win 65% to 70% of the vote. Just astounding numbers, and much higher than your 56% from 6 years ago. What do you have to say to that?
Thompson: I must admit, it's very flattering. Of course, I'm not going to hold back just because my projections are good. My platform is essentially carrying on the tasks and policies I have been advocating for. I'll be expanding our space exploration, beyond that of Red Dust. I will continue to improve infrastructure across the nation, as well as continue to integrate the new Provinces into our great country.
Winters: Well Madam President, I wish you luck in the next election. Unfortunately, we are out of time, so I'm afraid this is where we'll part ways.
Thompson: Thank you for your kind words!
Winters: Thank you for your time and hospitality. Please, have a good day. It was a great honor to interview you.
The Meeting - Tue, 10th Oct 2147
Kiyomi: "Oh well, if their is any need for more agricultural produce, I'll have my Trade Minister go into the details as I don't really have the education to know how much is needed for such and such," she replies, of course this was apparent because she had went to Military school where they would teach her language, mathematics and mostly train her in battle tactics and the lessons they could get out of war, there was no such thing as Economics, Sociology, Politics and other Electives in her Academy. And even then she graduated as a Generalissimo in the Imperial Japanese Army Academy at the age of 17. She was as such rather talented in a particular field but was rather ignorant in several other fields. Hence why she formed several Ministries and a Cabinet to advise her on matters.
Kiyomi's relationship with her mother has been at its peak when she was a little child and at the age of 7. Having to always hold the hands of her mother and cling onto her bed while she was a child, but she was a child no more when she went to Military Academy to be toughened up. Of course her best friend and sensei General of the Army Horikiri Reiko kept a good eye on her while she was in the Academy. Noticing everyday goes by that Kiyomi loses her innocence and youth to the hands of weapons that were meant to kill and not to play. As time goes she became more distant with her mother, sometimes Kiyomi wished things were different but her feelings rather drift away by the solid iron heart the military had placed on her.
Kiyomi: "Well you seem sweet and innocent, I trust you as a Japanese more than someone who wasn't born in Japan. So of course I would consider us close friends with your keen interest in hoping that we could establish some mutual trade and friendship that'll benefit both our people and land." the Empress only being 17 years of age didn't seem to take time and trust into value. All she felt that was enough to make them close friends was that they were both Japanese, not the same species but Empress Momo seemed to be kind enough to lend a hand. Not to mention an alliance with the two nations will most definitely help cement relations.
Kiyomi: "I would be really excited to go to High Charity II and particularly you bring up something about it being commanded by a android? Well we are in the development of Dolls and have already created cyborgs in some of our military branches and Public Security Sections. I am rather excited by how you compliment on it," she replied, while Empress Momo silently said her hometown to herself, it was heard by Kiyomi, considering Kiyomi wasn't human and relies on animal ears to hear what people say, even when they say it silently to themselves and depending on the distance between them. She would still be able to hear them clearly, Kiyomi then slowly rises from her seat, "Anyways, I'll grab myself a warm jacket for me to wear, train to Tokyo should arrive in a few minutes, I'll have a limo take us to Mito . However I'm unsure if my geta will provide me any form of warmth considering that it's occasionally for more warm and sunny days rather than October where the leaves fall and the air is colder than summer." [i]she replies.
"I understand completely. It is hardly appropriate to expect the Empress to know everything. I do not think that any head of state knows every minute detail of every single aspect of their nation, agricultural or otherwise. If it gives your Celestial Excellency some assurance, the most i know about agriculture is some simple gardening and trimming my bonsai at home. I'll have my Ministress of Foreign Affairs Akiyama Yukari get in touch with your Trade Minister to have the appropriate details settled." *Momo understood completely what the Empress conveyed. While Momo pided herself in her own knowledge, she only knew the knowledge of the topics she chose to study, agriculture being among the ones she didnt have much interest in. Momo appreciated the work of those who chose agricultural trades, seeing as how they literally feed the nation, and allow it to produce such things as High Charity II, and allow for Momo herself to live a healthy and happy life.
Momo tried not to blush. She was quite flattered by what Kiyomi had said, as the person who normally says that to her is her husband Erwin, which made her feel quite warm inside. Erwin had overheard the remark Kiyomi had made about trust between Japanese vs Non-Japanese people, but dismissed it. Firstly, he didn't say anything out of respect for the Empress, and secondly, he didnt think anything of it. He was well aware that the Japanese trust each other, just like the Germans trust Germans and Carolinians trust the Carolinians. Erwin liked this, as he prefered to earn trust.
"That's a lovely sentiment and I feel honoured to be considered among the Celestial Empress' friends. I will be sure to affirm this friendship through words and actions alike, to prove my worth as your friend. It's heartwarming to know that even though we arent of the same species, we do not let that get in the way of friendship and prosperity. AN example to all in the world that regardless of differences, we all can find similarities and friendships." She said, offering a smile that would otherwise be rare to see.
Momo loved having friends, which she hadn't the luxury of during her childhood. Momo valued her friends as well as trust, and she would surely show Kiyomi how much she valued this trust through her promises and deals with the people of her homeland as well as Scherzinger. Momo didnt care about the difference of species, but only the goodwill that Kiyomi has, and the effort put forward by the Celestial Empress.
"We can happily have that arranged whenever you like. I am sure that Princess Hiei would be happy to show you around the construct and answer any questions you have about androids, or the particulars of her class of android. Hiei is a remarkable lady, intelligent, gorgeous, efficient. She is one of the most dedicated androids i have ever met." Momo eagerly explained.
Momo's excitement, and concern, continued to mount. Mito was literally just minutes away and she couldn't help but be excited. "Oh, I might be able to help you there." Momo briskly walked over to her suitcase, her soft and perfect feet making no noise as she walked. Opening, her case, she pulled out a pair of Japanese white high heels. Putting her flats back on her feet, she quickly walked over to Kiyomi, proudly presenting her shoes to her. "As another way of showing my appreciation to you, I would like to give you these. They're just a simple pair of white High heels. Nothing really fancy, but they would definitely keep your feet warm. You may keep these if you wish. A gift from me to you, and a little something of mine, to commemorate and enshrine our very first meeting together, and a symbol of the beginning of a long and prosperous friendship between nations and rulers alike."
Official message from the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On behalf of His Majesty King Nicola I of Habsburg-Savoy we announce our willingness to establish diplomatic relations with every nation interested that have may haven't yet been contacted by our Kingdom. Please contact us to establish meetings.
We are also elaborating a plan to create a new European Union to ensure cooperation and prosperity in the continent. Farther information will be given soon
Official Message from the Antachian Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Republic of Antachia hereby CONDEMNS the actions of Kunkenga and places an official travel ban from all the Kunkengan citizens towards Antachia and vice-versa. Moreso, we will be looking forward to help the nations of Ventus Prime and Frellor until this tyrannic war will meet an end.
Message From Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Xander Miller would like to request a meeting.
Private Message from the Antachian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hello New West Indies! It is now November, 2148 in the roleplaying year. Please check the following dispatches for updates!:
C O N T E N T S
R O L E P L A Y E V E N T S
I N T R O D U C T I O N
Below is a list of all possible events that could occur in the roleplaying world of the New West Indies. All of these events are determined by the NWI Roleplay Committee. These events will effect the general direction of roleplay in some way, and we highly implore nations to keep them in mind when writing their roleplay posts.
Events are determined in one of two ways. The first way is through pre-established roleplay, which means that an event could be decided by a roleplay post written by a member of the New West Indies. If said post can garner a reaction from the international community, it will be announced as an event. How long the event lasts is determined by the nation(s) in question.
The second way is through the Roleplay Committee itself. Certain events that affect no specified nations will be announced at random (such as recessions) OR at a pre-designated time (such as seasonal events). If the committee decides an event must start within a particular nation, the Committee will ask that nation for permission. For example, the committee may ask a nation on a fault line to roleplay an Earthquake. If the nation agrees, it will be counted as an event, and if the nation disagrees, the event will not be counted.
As previously stated, events of this nature can occur at random or in specific time ranges.
PLEASE do not ask the committee for certain events to begin.
T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
C U R R E N T E V E N T S
S E A S O N A L E V E N T S
Entire weeks or months where potential natural disasters can occur, such as Hurricanes or Wildfires. It generally affects certain areas in the world. Everyone hold your breath! Keep in mind that these are NEVER determined by roleplayers. HURRICANES, DROUGHT, MONSOONS, AND WILDFIRES can only be roleplayed in these timeframes, as they are the only times it'll really make sense.
N A T U R A L D I S A S T E R S
From earth-shattering earthquakes to hurricanes that tear houses apart, natural disasters have shown themselves to be destructive forces that should not be underestimated under any circumstances, lest you want widespread tragedy and death.
H U M A N - M A D E D I S A S T E R S
Humans are often times very destructive. Whether it be accidental or "accidentally on purpose," we're oftentimes behind the destruction and disasters that affect the places we call home.
D I S E A S E
Diease is something we all have to deal with in real life, so no doubt it can occur here as well. All the Medicaid in the world might not be able to prevent a sudden outbreak.
P O L I T I C A L E V E N T S
The world has made sure that actions by a few prominent political or military figures ripple into big events that could very well change a nation, or continent, forever.
S P O R T I N G E V E N T S
Being everyone's pastime even during the days where we inhabited in caves, sports are still going strong with hundreds of millions engaging in this beautiful art daily. These events are determined by our soon-to-be sports dispatch (WIP).
E C O N O M I C E V E N T S
Thousands of business-suited people across the world eagerly watch the line of the stocks market and rejoice if it is going up, and scream if it is going down. The world of Economics is so diverse, everything can affect it; Likewise, it can affect everything.
The large space station outside Nubila’s orbit was the headquarters of the Council, the nine seat governmental body of the Kapetyn Alliance. It was there that Supreme Chancellor Shadow was meeting with President Leopold Tomas, leader of the Council and Alliance, over a bottle of Ventuan brandy. Tomas was Kapteynian, with the ears and tail of a wolf.
“Cheers,” Tomas said before both men took a drink. “I can’t believe it’s already been five years since the war ended.”
“Indeed,” Shadow replied. “I remember most of my aides thought I was insane to get involved, especially just after getting elected.”
“I remember when most of us were just slave labor for the CIC... may they all rot in hell.”
“I heard some CIC sympathizer managed to find an abandoned droid factory and tried to reactivate all of them.”
“He managed, but luckily it was a small number he actually activated by the time we arrived and they were hardly an issue. To be honest, I think it was a good boost of morale for the troops, being able to handle things by ourselves.”
“You’re still committed to demilitarization?”
“To an extent yes,” Tomas replied as he took another drink. “It’s not that we don’t appreciate your protection and support, but I want our people to live in this system without a fear of war. That being said, it hasn’t stopped the large number of volunteers.”
“While we’re on the subject, I wanted to give you something, consider it a gift from our military.” Shadow took out a holodisk and activated it, showing a hologram of a starfighter. “VSI has been busy coming up with new ship ideas for our military and when they presented me with this, I thought you could have them as well.”
Tomas studied the ship closely. “Chancellor, I really do believe...”
“I realize most of the ships in your fleet are Ventuan ships, but wouldn’t it be nice to have one ship you can call your own? I’ve already agreed with the Minister of the Navy that these ships would only be manufactured for the Kapteyn Navy, if you agree.”
Tomas sighed. “Well, I’m sure our pilots certainly won’t complain. I would assume since it’s VSI they’re worth every credit?”
“It would fly circles around a Z-95, that’s for sure, but don’t tell my Vice Chancellor I said that, she still has her old ship from the war.”
“Ah, she has a bond with that ship it seems, the Kapteynian people are like that as well, with many things they hold dear. Very well, Chancellor, I thank you for this. I suppose time will tell when we see just how useful they’ll be.”
Nubila - Present Day
The view of space from the cockpit was constantly flashing from the large amount of laser fire from both fleets. Naofumi Kadash, leader of Luna Squadron, had his eye on the lead Kunkengan ship. “Alright Luna, that destroyer is giving our guys trouble so let’s take those turbolasers. On me.”
“Copy Luna Leader,” multiple voices called out over the intercom.
The twelve Tri-Wings lined up in formation as they made their run towards the destroyer. It didn’t take long before the turbolasers started aiming towards them. “Pick your targets and hit ‘em hard!”
The ships opened fire, their four laser cannons raining down and destroying the turbolasers one by one. “Hey Naofumi, we got some company coming in at our seven.”
Naofumi smiled. The Kunkengan ships were fast and nimble, but so were the Tri-Wings, with a little extra firepower.
We have a few announcements following from Gallaton's Government:
An Announcement from The Foreign Office's Diplomatic Undersecretary
Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On behalf of the Supreme Chancellor I, Jairhou Wilmhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, would like to set up a meeting with both leaders from North Italian Union and New United Carolinas at their earliest convenience. Due to the state of things, I will leave the meeting destination up to the two leaders.
Japan to space
After a few months of construction in outer space. N-87 Nemesis, Japan's first Space Combat Battlecruiser was ready to begin its travels to the ends of the galaxy. The ship began being boarded by its first crew of 100 men. Where they will operate key points to bring it down to Japan. Once it had landed in Japan's clearing spots where they had designated the zone for the landing spot of the Combat Battlecruiser. It will be refueled by using rocket fuel in order to launch itself out into the air. It was a good thing that the spot was on the coast otherwise the ships thrusters would catch vegetation on fire.
The Combat Battlecruiser was made up of civilians, soldiers, and pilots that flew the N-87 Nemesis and her Space Fighters. On the August 5th, she would be at the edges of the Sol system and warp her way into the abyss. Never to hear again.
That was until about 2 weeks later on August 21st that they received radio messages from the N-87, saying they have spotted a system with a habitable world to settle on. It was a great day for Japan after weeks of radio silence. To commemorate this a nationwide celebration was conducted and the people of Japan now thought that a new chapter of Japan's stormy history was about to be written.
Her Celestial Majesty has requested to her distant cousins along the Kitsune Family to go to the Inari System and to take care of their first settlement known as Kogitsune on another planet.
Kitsune Harui was honored to be the first Empress of a Colonized Japanese System and she would do her best to take care of the colonists. She though knows Kiyomi's mental health has deteriorated after the New Years incident and has promised to check up on her once a week to see if she was alright. Harui was no longer Princess Harui as she shall adopt her regal name and be known as Empress Hoshi I (Star).
As Japan has grown more Monarchial in terms of how it's government is ran and the Democratic or Shogunate forces of its political systems threatening he Imperial Family. Japan has now moved its capital to Kyoto, the old capital of Japan where the Emperors and Empresses of the Imperial family has resided. Hopefully to strengthen the position of the Kiyomi as a monarch and the Kitsune families position in Japanese politics. The transfer of ministries from Tokyo to Kyoto will be an issue but for now the Cleestial Empress shall conduct her business in the Kyoto Imperial Palace than the Tokyo Imperial Palace.
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