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Aclion

Hello everyone. I hope you all are having a wonderful new year! I'm here to announce that signups for Oatland's Winter Games are now open. The games are open to everyone here so I hope to see some of you participate. Full details are in the dispatch.

2020 Oatland Winter Games

The Oatland Regional Games are an international sporting event held in Oatland. Its purpose is to promote sporting excellence and international brotherhood. The games are biannual, with winter games held in February and summer games held in June. Each game consists of numerous events in which athletes compete for the gold, silver and bronze metal. This years winter game has eight events: Figure Skating, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, the Biathlon, Alpine Skiing, Curling, Bobsledding and the Ski Jump.

Example roster:

Figure Skating - Angèle Dior, Lionel Genet
Cross Country Skiing - Marc Gérald, Céline Berlioz
Ice Hockey - Yes
Freestyle Skiing - Philippe Jauffret, Gérald Pretre
Bobsledding - Yes
The Biathlon - Christine Girard, Olivia Gaudreau, Jean-Yves Bachelot, Julie Rousselle
Alpine Skiing - René Pascal, Marinette Derocles, Nathan Carré
Curling - Yes


Eligibility
The games are open to all nations that are residents of Oatland, all nations that are residents of a region that has an embassy with Oatland and all nations which have previously competed in the games.

How to participate
In order to compete nations should telegram a list of competing athletes to Aclion, the event organizer.
This list should contain the full name of each competing athlete as well as the event they will competing in.
Nations are currently limited to sixteen athletes total and are allowed to allocate up to five to each event. If an athlete is competing in more then one event then each entry is counted separately towards the nations total athlete pool.
The exception is the team events, ice hockey, curling and bobsledding, in these events nations may only allocate one "competitor". This entry represents the nation's team so will just be named after that nation(unless you want to give a team name I guess)

Scoring
The exact system used for scoring is secret. However, nations should note that having a high heath stat will give them a small advantage in the games, nations can also gain an advantage by shrewd allocation of their athletes.
Nations can also take advantage of various bonuses, which are added to their athletes scores. Nations can earn team-wide bonuses by publishing team logos, uniform designs and anthems. Additionally nations that publish short biographies of competitors can earn a bonus for that competitor. Nations can also earn a bonus in a specific sport simply by noting that this sport is their nation's speciality when submitting their roster. Please be sure to submit all material by the sign-up deadline if you wish it to count towards your score.

Additionally when choosing competitors for your roster note that athletes and teams which earned medals in the previous winter games will automatically receive a bonus if they return to compete in the same event.

Schedule of events
Feb 1st: Signup deadline
Feb 2nd: Opening Ceremonies
Feb 3rd: Figure Skating
Feb 3rd: Cross Country Skiing
Feb 9th: Ice Hockey
Feb 10th: Freestyle Skiing
Feb 10th: Bobsledding
Feb 16th: Biathlon
Feb 17th: Alpine Skiing
Feb 17th: Curling
Feb 23rd: Ski Jump
Feb 24th: Closing Ceremonies

Participants:
Oatland
Massoude
Scrubbland
Nokgar
New erelis - Biographies
Keyyn - LinkAnthem
Aclion
Hospe
Christmas
Finmany - LinkAnthem - Linkflag
GoodKingWenceslas - LinkAnthem

Forest
Verdant Haven - Biographies and information.
Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun
Ordand - Dispatch
Paplia - Dispatch
The Bunny Fire
Fishy Apples- Dispatch
The Onigiri Enclave- Dispatch
Results:

Figure Skating

  • Gold: Robrecht Pavía of Paplia

  • Silver: Jacomina Antonisen of Paplia

  • Bronze: Genet Heartley of Finmany

Cross Country Skiing

Ice Hockey

Freestyle Skiing

Bobsledding

Biathlon

Alpine Skiing

Curling

Ski Jump

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Aclion

Hello everyone. With the long heady days of summer upon us we're once again preparing for the summer games. As always these games are open to all of you in our embassy regions, so we hope to see some of you there. Information about the games and signing up can be found here:

Oatland Regional Games
2020 Summer Games

The Oatland Regional Games is an international sporting event held in Oatland since 2016. Its purpose is to promote sporting excellence and international brotherhood. Citizens of all nations in Oatland and it's affiliated regions are welcome to compete in the games and each event is open to all athletes.

The Games
The Oatland regional games are biannual, with games held in both summer and winter. Each game consists of numerous events in which athletes compete for the gold, silver and bronze metal. This years summer game has nine events: Diving, Rifle Shooting, the Decathlon, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Equestrian Sports, Swimming, Archery, Fencing, and a new event Sailing.

Example roster:

Gymnastics - Angèle Dior, Lionel Genet
Swimming - Marc Gérald, Céline Berlioz
Weightlifting - Philippe Jauffret, Gérald Pretre
Rifle Shooting - Christine Girard, Olivia Gaudreau, Jean-Yves Bachelot
Decathlon - Olivier Ballouhey, Marinette Derocles, Nathan Carré
Equestrian Sports - Sara Lafaille
Archery - Charlaine Paquet, Raymond Denis
Fencing - Jacques Lefèvre, Françoise du Gast
Sailing - René Pascal


How to participate
In order to compete nations should telegram a list of competing athletes to Aclion, the event organizer.
This roster should contain the full name of each competing athlete as well as the event they will competing in. Nations are currently limited to Eighteen athletes total and are allowed to allocate up to five to each event. If an athlete is competing in more then one event then each entry is counted separately towards the nations total athlete pool.

Scoring
The exact system used for scoring is secret. However there are a number of things nations can do to to gain advantage, including:

    Cultivating a high health stat in their nation to boost athlete performance,
    Shrewdly allocating athletes among the events,
    Publishing team logos, uniform designs and anthems to earn a teamwide bonus
    Publishing short biographies of competitors to earn a bonus for that competitor,
    Selecting a national specialty sport to gain advantage in that event,
    Sending previous medal earners to the same event to receive a champion bonus,

Please be sure to submit all material for points by the sign-up deadline if you wish it to count towards your score.

Schedule of events
July 3rd - Signup deadline
July 5th - Opening Ceremonies
July 6th - Diving
July 6th - Rifle Shooting
July 13th - Decathlon
July 13th - Gymnastics
July 13th - Weightlifting
July 20th - Equestrian Sports
July 20th - Swimming
July 20th - Archery
July 27th - Fencing
July 27th - Sailing
July 30th - Closing Ceremonies

Participants:
Oatland
Aclion
Procrasta nation
Vernalo
Antibuda -biographies
Tronna
Octonovem- LinkUniforms -biographies
Belned - Linklogo - Linkuniforms
Keyyn - LinkAnthem
Mondlicht States
Franche Comte
Hospe - Rp dispatch
The Bar on the corner of every region
Anacin -Anthem - Biographies
Japan
Nagakawa - Biographies - anthem
Christmas
Finmany - Linktheme - LinkUniform
Equestria
New order of Equus - LinkTheme
India
The great bhutan
Forest
Hyon Delta - rp dispatch
The Bunny Fire
Fishy Apples - Biographies
The Onigiri Enclave - rp dispath

Diving:

  • Gold: Faruk Nor of Fishy Apples

  • Silver: Marc Gérald of Aclion

  • Bronze: Jane McCafree of Procrasta nation

Rifle Shooting:

  • Gold: Céline Bellenoue of Aclion

  • Silver:Stéphanie Lamolle, also of Aclion

  • Bronze: Wangyel Lhamo of The great bhutan

Decathlon:

  • Gold: Harbir Singh of The great bhutan

  • Silver: Red Halivista of Fishy Apples

  • Bronze: Ramir Ashad if The great bhutan

Gymnastics:

  • Gold: Wangyel Lhamo of The great bhutan

  • Silver: Ayame Yoshikage of Fishy Apples

  • Bronze: Anne Van Pan of Vernalo

Weightlifting:

  • Gold: Gérald Van De Grand of Finmany

  • Silver: Fagnru Kumar of The great bhutan

  • Bronze: Yangchen of The great bhutan

Equestrian Sports:

Swimming

  • Gold: Céline Berlioz of Aclion

  • Silver: Semyon Owlerski Anacin

  • Bronze: i Ōsugi of Nagakawa

Archery

  • Gold: Audre Jamba Adesina of Hyon Delta

  • Silver: Adam Stallion of New order of Equus

  • Bronze: Toshiyuki Murakami of Nagakawa

Fencing

Sailing

  • Gold: Dominique Barre of Antibuda

  • Silver: Andre DeSone of Antibuda

  • Bronze: Poppy Van Rome of Belned

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2021 Oatland Motorsport Games
The 2021 Oatland Motorsports Games is the inaugural edition of the Oatland Motorsports Games.
The games are to be held annually in the second half of the year, it features four formats: Karting, Rallying, Open Wheel Racing, Endurance Racing.
The host country for 2021 is the Kingdom of Hospe.
The event is as much for competition as it is for showcasing the best of the host country and therefore the region.

Eligibility
All member nations of Oatland and nations that have an embassy with Oatland are eligible for the games.

How To Participate
Nations should telegram a list of contestants to Hospe and specify which event they will be taking part in. A single contestant may partake in both the Kart Racing Event and the Slalom Event( please specify if this is the case). However, Kart Racing and Karting Slalom are the only events that can experience contestant overlap.

Sample

  • Kart Racing- John Smith- Evans, Tyrone Sampson, Ella Shovlin, Kelly Smith.

  • Karting Slalom- Gbenga Smith, Lewis Smithson, Kelly Smith.

  • Open Wheel- Ryan Brown, Mary Brownlow

  • Endurance Racing- Kevin Nye, Lance Armstrong, Jordan Ade

  • Rallying
    Hospean Team Blue
    Bryce Hamilton
    Jenna Adams
    Hospean Team Green
    Louisa Chen
    Abike Fijabi

Participants
Hospe
Forest Virginia
Octonovem
Greater ottonna
Finmany
Laufeyssen
Hospean Border Islands
Nerrise
Tjorl

Scoring
The official process for scoring will remain undisclosed. However, bonus points will be assigned for special notes and features such as: driver characteristics, a short paragraph on their backstory and past accolades.

Events
Karting: Nations can enter as many as four(4) contestants for each event. The race event grid is decided by a two lap shootout in which the fastest legal times of each contestant is used to decide grid position.
The Slalom event features racing around cones on the track and receiving penalty points for every come knocked off. There are no points but the top three contestants are awarded medals per event.

1st - 35
2nd- 28
3rd - 25
4th - 22
5th - 18
6th - 16
7th - 14
8th - 12
9th - 10
10th - 8
11th - 6
12th - 4
13th - 3
14th - 2
15th -1
Fastest Lap -1
* A point for the fastest lap is only given if contestant finishes in the top 15.

• Race
• Slalom

Rallying: Nations may enter no more than two teams of two drivers each. The rally this year will consist of three stages: The Southern Stage where contestants will race through the southern country side which is currently experiencing heavy rainfall, the Central Stage with scorching desert conditions and the Northern stage with snow and ice over mountainous terrain. Points are allocated to top ten finishers per stage: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1.

• Stage Rallying

Open Wheel Racing: Nations may submit two contestants only. This will involving all contestants making use of a single chassis and engine type.
Qualifying is done through three knockout stages, where a group of drivers with the slowest times from each stage are left out of the next stage.
Points are assigned thus: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1
A point for fastest lap is assigned if the contestant finishes in the top ten.
• Grand Prix Racing

Endurance Racing: Each nation is allocated one car and should submit three drivers. The Sprint Qualifying driver should be specified from the above three. Contestants will partake in endurance racing events ranging from 6 to 18 hours. All contestants will make use of a single chassis and engine type.
Qualifying will will give contestants two laps to set a time, they will be classified by the fastest time.
Sprint Qualifying will be a five lap race which will decide the starting grid for the endurance event. Five points will be awarded for pole position.
• Qualifying
• Sprint Qualifying
• Endurance Event


October 1st-4th - Personnel Training Program(IC)
October 11th - Signups Deadline
October 12th- Opening Ceremony
October 13th- Rally Practice Stage
- Endurance Racing Free Practice 1
- Kart Racing Free Practice
- Open Wheel Free Practice
- Endurance Racing Free Practice 2
- Kart Racing Practice and Qualifying
- Karting Slalom Training Session
- Open Wheel Practice and Qualifying

October 14th - Rally Stage 1
- Open Wheel Race 1
- Endurance Racing Sprint Qualifying
- Karting Slalom Event 1
- 6 Hour Endurance Race
- Kart Racing Race 1

October 15th - Rally Stage 2
- Endurance Racing Sprint Qualifying
- Karting Slalom Event 2
- 6 Hour Endurance Race
- Open Wheel Practice and Qualifying
- Kart Racing Practice and Qualifying
- Open Wheel Race 2

October 16th - Kart Racing Race 2
- Open Wheel Practice
- Endurance Sprint Qualifying
- Karting Slalom Event 3
- 12 Hour Endurance Race
- Rally Stage 3

October 17th - Rally Stage 3
- Open Wheel Qualifying
- Kart Racing Practice
- Open Wheel Race 3
- Kart Racing Race 3
- Endurance Sprint Sprint Qualifying
- Karting Slalom Event 4
- 6 Hour Endurance Race
October 18th- Rally Stage 4
- Karting Practice and Qualifying
- Open Wheel Practice and Qualifying
- Open Wheel Race 4
- Kart Racing Race 4
- Endurance Racing Sprint Qualifying
- Karting Slalom Event 5
- 18 Hour Endurance Race
- Open Wheel Practice

October 19th- 18 Hour Endurance Race
- Open Wheel Qualifying
- Kart Racing Practice and Qualifying

- Rally Stage 5
- Kart Racing Race 5
- Open Wheel Race 5
- Prize Giving Gala
October 20th- Closing Ceremony.

The Opening Ceremony for the Inaugral Oatland Motorsports Games was celebrated in grand style at the Steel Jaw stadium in Freeland Harbour.
The event kicked off with a rousing rendition of the Oatlandian Anthem performed by the Hospean Metropolitan Orchestra.

An inauguration speech was given by Emperor Solis of Lennia.

The orchestra further regaled the audience with various performances of classic Oatlandian compositions.

A short film detailing the evolution of the automobile in Hospe was played.
The competitors from the nations: 
Hospe,Forest Virginia,Octonovem,Greater ottonna,Finmany,Laufeyssen,Hospean Border Islands,Nerrise,Tjorl

marched out under their respective flags during the performance of the Motorsports Games theme song and were surrounded by a display of drones.

A show of stunt driving commenced, lit by strobe lights and pyrotechnics with an EDM and dubstep soundtrack provided by DJ Mousy.

The five trophies for Karting, Karting Slalom, Rallying, Endurance Racing and Open Wheel Racing were unveiled by King Jeffrey of Hospe , highlights from the most memorable motorsports events in Oatland were played.

The Opening Ceremony ended with a spectacular fireworks show to songs performed by Hospean rock band, Flowers For Anger.

Rallying Practice Stage
All registered teams were required to take part in the practice stage to show preparedness for the future stages.
The participants total times' were added to provide this table, which serves mostly to familiarize viewers with the teams.
1 Australian Army Motorsports Association Greater ottonna
2 Forest Team Orange Forest Virginia
3 Tjorlish Team Black Tjorl
4 Subaru Do Motorsport Greater ottonna
5 Hospean Blue Team Hospe
6 Tjorlish Team White Tjorl
7 Hospean Green Team Hospe
8 Finmany Gold Angels Finmany
9 Finmany Red Devils Finmany
10 Team Freki Laufeyssen
11 Bluered Energy Rally Team A Octonovem
12 Forest Team Green Forest Virginia
13 Bluered Energy Rally Team B Octonovem
14 Team Geri Laufeyssen

Endurance Racing FP1
Endurance Racing Day One
Free Practice 1 got under way at the National Autodrome in Izio. The earlier rainfall meant the drivers had to contend with a drying track.
Simi Stucker would send Team Hospe's car into the gravel after misjudging his entry into Turn Four.
Team Forest Virginia spun several times on the track and narrowly avoided a pit lane collision with Team Octonovem. This led to a heated exchange of words between Octonovem's Natille Brunner and F. Virginia's Lee Godwin.
However, when the final times were chalked up, Team Forest Virginia would find themselves in p5 with a top time of 1:44:27.
Team Ottonna were fourth with a time of 1:44:05.
Team Hospean Border Islands had a quiet but speedy run finishing p3 with a time of 1:42:64.
Team Laufeyssen and Team Finmany would thrash it out at the top of the standings but Brad Elliot was able to some extra tenths of a second putting Team Finmany on the top step with a time of 1:40:12 as compared to Team Laufeyssen's top time of 1: 41: 04.

1 Team Finmany 1:40:12
2 Team Laufeyssen 1: 41: 04
3 Team Hospean Border Islands 1:42:64
4 Team Greater ottonna 1:44:05
5 Team Forest Virginia 144:27
6 Team Hospe 1:44:29
7 Team Octonovem 1:45:01
8 Team Tjorl 1:45:09
9 Team Nerrise 1:47: 00

Kart Racing Free Practice 1
Free Practice 1 commenced at the Ozara International Circuit.
Eevi Larsen of Laufeyssen topped the time sheets with a time of 1: 27:08.
Octonovem's Gregory Havirz and Louie Vega rounded up the top three in second and third respectively.

Open Wheel FP1
The Open Wheel free practice session took place at the National Autodrome in Izio. The track surface was mostly dry and the only challenge faced by the drivers was finding the perfect set up.

Endurance Racing FP2
Free Practice Two commenced after the Open Wheel racers had their own free practice session. 

All teams set improved times but we saw a new number one as Forest Virginia beat their fp1 time by over six seconds.

Team Nerrise improved their time by three seconds but still brought up the rear. The Hospean Border Islands were the only to not post an improved result posting a slower time than their earlier effort. 

Team Octonovem took five seconds off their earlier effort to claim the number two slot. The Tjorlish team also improved their lap time but could only move up two places into sixth.

1 Team Forest Virginia 1:38:21
2 Team Octonovem 1:40:04
3 Team Finmany 1:40:10
4 Team Laufeyssen 1:40:11
5 Team Hospe 1:40:16
6 Team Tjorl 1: 42:12
7 Team Hospean Border Islands 1:43:20
8 Team Greater ottonna 1: 44: 02
9 Team Nerrise 1: 44:09

Kart Racing Free Practice 2
Hospe's Iris Freed set the early standard with a 1:25:00. Multiple attempts to match this time led to nothing but a stunning late lap by Eevi Larsen put Team on top with a 1:24: 44 with only four minutes left in the session.
Tjorl's Rosemarie Lafrentz rounded up the top three with a time of 1: 25: 04.

Kart Racing Qualifying
After an hour in which many teams rushed to make necessary adjustments to their karts, it was time for Qualifying.
All eyes were on Eevi Larsen and she failed to disappoint, setting an astounding 1: 23: 35 time early in the session. Eleven minutes from the end of the session, however a bevy of faster times rolled in. Octonovem's Louie Vega put himself on provisional pole with a time of 1:23:05, but on the same lap Finmany's Max Grove and Cam Tyrrell brought in near identical lap times of 1:23:02 and 1:23:03. Tjorlish representative Lafrentz also found her stride with a 1:23:00.
It would be Hospe's Iris Freed that would take the times to another level with a 1:22: 71 and claim pole position to deafening applause. The fast lap times kept rolling in, including an improved result from pole favourite Eevi Larsen.
Qualifying Results
1 Iris Freed Hospe 1:22:71
2 Rosemarie Lafrentz Tjorl 1:23:00
3 Max Grove Finmany 1:23:02
4 Cam Tyrrell Finmany 1:23:03
5 Louie Vega Octonovem 1:23:05
6 Eevi Larsen Laufeyssen 1:23:07
7 Cash Bowyer Forest Virginia 1:23:09
8 Gregory Havirz Octonovem 1: 23:11
9 Rochas Okaro Hospe 1:23:14
10 Ismail Amani Nerrise 1:23: 20
11 Anders Andreassen Laufeyssen 1: 23:24
12 Rick Smithy Finmany 1:24:01
13 Matthäus Holgersen Tjorl 1:24:06
14 Natalia Saller Tjorl 1:25:11
15 Mariam Garba Hospe 1:25:14
16 Jari Hansen Laufeyssen 1:25:21
17 Kelean Harvick Forest Virginia 1:26:00
18 Rosco Martin Forest Virginia 1:26:07
19 Mitch Smith Finmany 1:26:11
20 Khadija Shiri Nerrise 1:26:13
21 Andrew Masoumi Nerrise 1:26:14
22 Hansjörg Hermansen Tjorl 1:26:19

Karting Slalom Training Session
The Karting Slalom training session got well under way at the Ozara International Circuit. No times were recorded competitively but all participants seemed well briefed on what would be expected of them.

Open Wheel FP2
Free Practice Two was faced with rainfall which provided a tough time for the drivers. Experience shone through, however as big names Derek "Risky" Busines and Keira Trezeguet proved themselves to be head and shoulders above the rest of the field in the almost treacherous conditions. They traded lap times, shedding several tenths of a second that other drivers couldn't let go off. Ultimately Busines, the star of Team Octonovem took the lead with a time of 1:27:48. Trezeguet's closest effort would only bring her to 1:27:91. While this was enough to send the Hospean crowd into raptures, Evan Edewor found himself in fifth, the young Series 1 star unable to improve upon a 1:30:75, despite having frequented the National Autodrome during his career.
Arechavaleta secured the final spot on the provisional podium, followed closely by Nerrise national, Desdemona Pikeman. Starring performance by the representatives from Tjorl, Holzer and Storstrand put out closely identical performances with Holzer taking the lead by just a tenth of a second. Laufeyssen's Helstrom failed to set a time after putting her car in the barriers on the exit of Turn Five. Teammate, Alf Larson complained about his setup over the radio and never seemed at home in the car. Team Forest Virginia experimented with their setup but seemed worse off for it, posting the slowest times of the session.
1 Derek Busines Octonovem
2 Keira Trezeguet Hospe
3 Sheryl Arechavaleta Octonovem
4 Desdemona Pikeman Nerrise
5 Evan Edewor Hospe
6 Jacob Holzer Tjorl
7 Angela Storstrand Tjorl
8 Mike Smalls Nerrise
9 Jack Chilton Finmany
10 Pato Russel Finmany
11 Lauren Alvira Hospean Border Islands
12 Daniel Ricciardo Greater ottonna
13 Jacoby Robinson Hospean Border Islands
14 Mark Webber Greater ottonna
15 Alf Larsen Laufeyssen
16 Kurt Hamric Forest Virginia
17 Jack Bedford Forest Virginia
18 Solveig Helstrom Laufeyssen

Open Wheel Qualifying
After the practice session came Qualifying, the drying track providing very tricky conditions for the drivers. The barriers at the exit of Turn Five got a bit more action as Larsen beached his car on his first lap, bringing out yellow flags. Larsen was able to drive his car back to the pit lane but it will no doubt be a late night for the Laufeyssenian crew.
Larsen was hardly the only driver to have troubles staying on the track as Webber, Alvira, Bedford and Holzer would all find themselves on the grass at various intervals. There was trouble in the Tjorlish garage as Storstrand's car refused to start for the better part of the session, she managed to post a time eventually but would line up fifteenth on the grid. Holzer seemed to have no grip and had his best lap time deleted for exceeding track limits at Turn Eight. Trezeguet's experience with the track paid off as she posted an unbeatable 1:11:16, taking pole position. Octonovem's Derek Busines would pull out all the stops on the final moments of the session but a lap time that would have seen him take pole position was deleted for exceeding track limits at Turn 8 leading to chaos amongst the Octonovemian crowd.
1 K Trezeguet 1:11:16
2 D Busines 1:12:01
3 E Edewor 1:14:09
4 D Pikeman 1:14:11
5 S Helstrom 1:14:13
6 S Arechavaleta 1:15:02
7 D Ricciardo 1:15:13
8 L Alvira 1:15:13
9 M Smalls 1:15:14
10 K Hamric 1:15:19
11 M Webber 1:15:19
12 P Russel 1:15:23
13 J Robinson 1:15:25
14 J Holzer 1:15:31
15 A Storstrand 1:16:11
16 J Chilton 1:16:13
17 J Bedford 1:16:56
18 A Larsen DNQ
Hospe will have the statistical edge tomorrow as the pressure will be on Edewor to give Busines enough problems for Trezeguet to break away. There is also the question of if Arechavaleta will be able to make up enough ground to help out her team mate. Pikeman won at this track during the most recent season of Series 1, she has a chance of winning, she will be looking to capitalise on it.
Terrible day for Team Tjorl, their setup absolutely lacked the needed pace but it's too early to rule them out. Helstrom is up front and could potentially podium here but that second Laufeyssenian car will be sorely missed.
An important thing to note is that there were no truly slow times today as the entire field is covered by just five seconds on a track that couldn't decide if it was going to be wet or dry.

Rallying Stage 1
The first actual Rally stage got off an interesting start. The representatives would be crossing the southern marshlands. There were various reports of cars becoming stuck in the mud. Teams: Forest Team Orange, Finmany Red Devils, Team Geri and Subaru Do Motorsport needed to have at least one driver leave the vehicle and help push the car out.
Stage One Results
1 Bluered Energy Rally Team A Octonovem
2 Finmany Gold Angels Finmany
3 Forest Team Green Forest Virginia
4 Hospean Green Team Hospe
5 Australian Army Motorsports Association Greater ottonna
6 Bluered Energy Rally Team B Octonovem
7 Tjorlish Team Black [nation]Tjorl
8 Tjorlish Team White Tjorl
9 Team Freki Laufeyssen
10 Hospean Blue Team Hospe
11 Forest Team Orange Forest Virginia
12 Finmany Red Devils Finmany
13 Team Geri Laufeyssen
14 Subaru Do Motorsport Greater ottonna

Team Standings After Stage 1
1 Bluered Energy Rally Team A Octonovem 25 Points
2 Finmany Gold Angels Finmany 18 Points
3 Forest Team Green Forest Virginia 15 Points
4 Hospean Green Team Hospe 12 Points
5 Australian Army Motorsports Association Greater ottonna 10 Points
6 Bluered Energy Rally Team B Octonovem 8 Points
7 Tjorlish Team Black [nation]Tjorl 6 Points
8 Tjorlish Team White Tjorl 4 Points
9 Team Freki Laufeyssen 2 Points
10 Hospean Blue Team Hospe 1 Point
11 Forest Team Orange Forest Virginia 0 Points
12 Finmany Red Devils Finmany 0 Points
13 Team Geri Laufeyssen 0 points
14 Subaru Do Motorsport Greater ottonna 0 Points

National Standings After Stage One
1 Octonovem - 33 Points
2 Finmany- 18 Points
3 Forest Virginia- 15 Points
4 Hospe- 13 Points
5 Greater ottonna- 10 Points
6 Tjorl - 10 Points
7 Laufeyssen- 2 Points

Open Wheel Race 1
The first Open Wheel race event got underway at the National Autodrome in Izio. All 47 laps of the race were rather exciting as there was at least one battle to watch.
There was chaos at the first corner as Jacoby Robinson from the Hospean Border Islands went into Finmany's Pato Russel. Tjorl's Angela Storstrand was unable to avoid the collision and clipped Robinson's rear wing on her way into the barriers. The race was red flagged for over an hour. Jacob Holzer, Evan Edewor and Lauren Alvira provided some entertainment for fans online, streaming their various teams' red flag antics on Instagram.
The race restart was very exciting as Trezeguet and Busines went wheel to wheel through the first few corners, Trezeguet was able to pull away on the Gator Straight and would more or less remain unbothered for the rest of the race as Edewor quickly caught up to Busines on the next lap. Both drivers would go wheel to wheel with Edewor trying every trick in the book to get past Busines and being foiled everytime. This went on for over ten laps until Edewor would go off the track after contact with Busines into Turn Eight. The Hospean driver was called into the pits on the next lap and was livid on the team radio as he felt Busines had not left the required space. Edewor's little excursion was quite catastrophic as Greater ottonna andLaufeyssen's Daniel Ricciardo and Solveig Helstrom who were charging through the field on softer and faster tyre compounds than everyone else quickly got past.
Edewor and Pikeman would clash several times for five laps but the Nerrisean driver would get the move done in Turn Five. Meanwhile, Holzer would make a heroic drive from his promotion to 12th place to 10th making a clean pass on Webber on the Gator Straight. He would make multiple attempts to pass Hamric but the man from Forest Virginia was driving the widest car on the car. Hamric's defensive driving left Lauren Alvira the time and space to go after Octonovem's Sheryl Arechavaleta but would ultimately fail to make the pass in time for the checkered flag with Arechavaleta taking the fastest lap on the very last lap. It was an easy pole to win victory for Keira Trezeguet, as her team mate's battle with Busines allowed the reigning Series 1 champion to open up a 13 second lead from the Octonovemian.
Results
1 K Trezeguet 25
2 D Busines 18
3 D Ricciardo 15
4 S Helstrom 12
5 D Pikeman 10
6 E Edewor 8
7 S Arechavaleta 6+1
8 L Alvira 4
9 K Hamric 2
10 J Holzer 1
11 M Webber 0
12 J Chilton 0
13 J Bedford 0
14 A Larsen 0
15 M Smalls 0
16 A Storstrand DNF
17 J Robinson DNF
18 P Russel DNF

National Standings
1 Hospe 33 points
2 Octonovem 25 points
3 Greater ottonna 15 points
4 Laufeyssen 12 points
5 Nerrise 10 points
6 Hospean Border Islands 4 points
7 Forest Virginia 2 points
8 Tjorl 1 point
9 Finmany 0 point

Endurance Sprint Qualifying 1
Less than an hour after a riveting Open Wheel race. The Endurance Racing teams would line up for Qualifying. Max Reza would start on pole for Nerrise but a spin at Turn Five would see second placed Max Haugen of Tjorl would pass him to claim a possibly decisive victory. Meanwhile, Tommy Peters would come from the very back of the grid to place Forest Virginia second.
The teams will lineup thus:
1 Team Tjorl 5 points
2 Team Forest Virginia
3 Team Octonovem
4 Team Hospe
5 Team Laufeyssen
6 Team Hospean Border Islands
7 Team Nerrise
8 Team Finmany
9 Team Greater ottonna

Karting Slalom E1
1 D King Finmany 🏅
2 K Server Octonovem 🥈
3 I Amani Nerrise 🥉
4 R Okaro Hospe
5 C Bowyer Forest Virginia
6 A Goldschmidt Tjorl
7 E Larsen Laufeyssen
8 M Kerner Tjorl
9 H Deegan Forest Virginia
10 V Yama Hospe
11 I Freed Hospe
12 L Smithson Finmany
13 R Lafrentz Tjorl
14 D Thompson Octonovem
15 S Eichel Tjorl
16 J Araki Nerrise
17 B Bullock Forest Virginia
18 R Smithy

Endurance Racing Race 1
1 Team Forest Virginia
2 Team Tjorl
3 Team Octonovem
4 Team Hospe
5 Team Laufeyssen
6 Team Greater ottonna
7 Team Hospean Border Islands
8 Team Finmany
9 Team Nerrise

Kart Racing Race 1
1 E Larsen 35 points
2 M Grove 28 points
3 C Bowyer 25 points
4 I Freed 22 points +1 point for fastest lap
5 C Tyrrell 18 points
6 L Vega 16 points
7 G Havirz 14 points
8 I Amani 12 points
9 R Okaro 10 points
10 R Smithy 8 points
11 M Holgersen 6 points
12 N Saller 4 points
13 M Garba 3 points
14 K Harvick 2 points
15 J Hansen 1 points
16 R Lafrentz 0 points
17 A Andreassen 0 points
18 R Martin DNF
19 K Shiri DNF
20 A Masoumi DNF
21 Hermansen DNF
22 M Smith DNF


Rally Stage 2
The second stage of the rally competition took place in the Central Hospean desert. Multiple teams had vehicular problems as temperatures soared beyond what was expected.
Results
1 Team Freki 25 points
2 Finmany Gold Angel's 18 points
3 Tjorlish Team White 15 points
4 Finmany Red Devils 12 points
5 Bluered Energy Team A 10 points
6 Hospean Green Team 8 points
7 Bluered Energy Team B 6 points
8 Australian Army Motorsports Association 4 points
9 Forest Team Green 2 points
10 Forest Team Orange 1 point
11 Hospean Blue Team
12 Tjorlish Team Black
13 Team Geri
14 Subaru do Motorsports

National Standings
1 Octonovem 49 points
2 Finmany 48 points
3 Laufeyssen 27 points
4 Tjorl 25 points
5 Hospe 21 points
6 Forest Virginia 18 points
7 Greater ottonna 14 points

Endurance Racing Sprint Qualifying 2
1 Team Hospe 5 points
2 Team Greater ottonna
3 Team Tjorl
4 Team Octonovem
5 Team Forest Virginia
6 Team Nerrise
7 Team Finmany
8 Team Hospean Border Islands
9 Team Laufeyssen

Karting Slalom E2
1 A Goldschmidt 🏅
2 C Bowyer 🥈
3 D King🥉
4 V Yama
5 R Lafrentz
6 K Server
7 I Freed
8 M Kerner
9 E Larsen
10 I Amani
11 S Eichel
12 R Okaro
13 R Smithy
14 B Bullock
15 J Araki
16 D Thompson
17 L Smithson
18 H Degan

Endurance Race 2(6 Hour)
1 Team Tjorl
2 Team Hospe
3 Team Forest Virginia
4 Team Greater ottonna
5 Team Nerrise
6 Team Octonovem
7 Team Finmany
8 Team Laufeyssen
9 Team Hospean Border Islands

National Standings
1 Tjorl 65 points
2 Forest Virginia 61 points
3 Hospe 50 points
4 Octonovem 40 points
5 Greater ottonna 30 points
6 Laufeyssen 21 points
7 Nerrise 18 points
8 Finmany 15 points
9 Hospean border islands 12 points

Open Wheel Qualifying 2
Open Wheel action got under way at the Viktoria street circuit. A lot of drivers had problems maneuvering the much smaller space left available leading to much of the practice and Qualifying sessions being used to feel out all the tracks kinks.
1L Alvira
2 J Holzer
3 S Arechavaleta
4 E Edewor
5 D Busines
6 K Trezeguet
7 S Helstrom
8 M Webber
9 D Pikeman
10 J Robinson
11 A Larsen
12 A Storstrand
13 P Russell
14 D Ricciardo
15 K Hamric
16 J Bedford
17 M Smalls
18 J Chilton

Karting Qualifying 2

1 E Larsen

2 G Havirz

3 L Vega

4 I Freed

5 R Okaro

6 M Holgersen

7 I Amani

8 N Saller

9 M Garba

10 C Bowyer

11 H Hermansen

12 K Shiri

13 M Grove

14 M Smith

15 A Masoumi

16 J Hansen

17 R Martin

18 A Andreassen

19 R Lafrentz

20 C Tyrrell

21 R Smithy

22 K Harvick

Open Wheel Race 2

1 J Holzer
2 L Alvira
3 S Arechavaleta
4 D Busines
5 K Trezeguet
6 E Edewor
7 S Helstrom
8 J Robinson
9 D Pikeman
10 M Webber
11 A Storstrand
12 P Russell
13 A Larsen
14 K Hamric
15 D Ricciardo
16 M Smalls
17 J Chilton
18 J Bedford


Open Wheel Race 2

1 J Holzer
2 L Alvira
3 S Arechavaleta
4 D Busines
5 K Trezeguet
6 E Edewor
7 S Helstrom
8 J Robinson
9 D Pikeman
10 M Webber
11 A Storstrand
12 P Russell
13 A Larsen
14 K Hamric
15 D Ricciardo
16 M Smalls
17 J Chilton
18 J Bedford

National Standings
1 Octonovem 52
2 Hospe 52
3 Tjorl 26
4 Hospean Border Islands 26
5 Laufeyssen 18
6 Greater Ottonna 16
7 Nerrise 12
8 Forest Virginia 2
9 Finmany 0

Drivers Championship
1 Trezeguet 35
2 Busines 30
3 Holzer 26
4 Alvira 22
5 Arechavaleta 22
6 Helstrom 18
7 Edewor 17
8 Ricciardo 15
9 Pikeman 12
10 Robinson 4
11 Hamric 2
12 Webber 1
13 Storstrand 0
14 Russell 0
15 Larsen 0
16 Smalls 0
17 Chilton 0
18 J Bedford 0

Kart Racing Race 2
The second Kart Race event commenced at the Mirus State Kartdrome and fans saw a record 126 overtakes in a single race.
The lead was tightly contested with Larsen and Vega taking the checkered flag virtually side by side. The track's state of the art photo finish technology was consulted to declare Larsen the winner.
1 E Larsen
2 L Vega
3 M Holgersen
4 R Okaro
5 I Freed
6 G Havirz
7 H Hermansen
8 I Amani
9 N Saller
10 J Hansen
11 C Bowyer
12 M Grove
13 K Shiri
14 R Lafrentz
15 M Garba
16 C Tyrrell
17 A Andreassen
18 R Smithy
19 A Masoumi
20 K Harvick
21 R Martin
22 M Smith

Endurance Sprint Qualifying 3
The third Endurance Event will take place at Aktis' Super Secret Test Track in St. Remington.
Team Forest virginia would take pole in Sprint Qualifying after holding off Teams Tjorl, Octonovem and Hospean Border Islands. There was some controversy as they appeared to have forced the latter two teams off the track at Turns 14 and 3 respectively. However, footage was reviewed by the stewards and Team Forest Virginia escaped with a reprimand.

1 Team Forest Virginia
2 Team Tjorl
3 Team Octonovem
4 Team Hospean Border Islands 
5 Team Greater Ottonna
6 Team Finmany
7 Team Laufeyssen
8 Team Nerrise
9 Team Hospe

Karting Slalom E3
1 K Server 🏅
2 B Bullock 🥈
3 D Thompson 🥉
4 E Larsen
5 L Smithson 
6 I Freed 
7 S Eichel 
8 H Degan
9 C Bowyer 
10 D King 
11 V Yama 
12 R Smithy 
13 M Kerner 
14 R Lafrentz 
15 A Goldschmidt 
16 J Araki 
17 I Amani 
18 R Okaro 

Endurance Race 3(12 Hours of St.Remington
Team Forest Virginia held of multiple overtake attempts both on and off the track to claim a dominant victory. While Team Greater ottonna's strategic gamble was unable to help them claim the lead, they were able to secure the next best thing. Team Hospean Border Islands made an audacious pass on Team Tjorl going into the switchback in the later moments of the race to claim third.
1 Team Forest Virginia
2 Team Greater Ottonna
3 Team Hospean Border Islands
4 Team Tjorl
5 Team Octonovem
6Team Nerrise
7Team Finmany
8Team Hospe
9 Team Laufeyssen

National Standings after Endurance Race 3
1 Forest Virginia 104 points
2 Tjorl 68 points
3 Hospe 59 points
4 Octonovem 58 points
5 Greater Ottonna 57 points
6 Hospean Border Islands 35 points
7 Nerrise 33 points
8 Finmany 27 points
9 Laufeyssen 27 points

Rally Stage 3
The third rally event will see the teams traverse the East Coast. Starting at sunset, teams will have to drive through the night testing not only ability but perception.


Rally Stage 3
Forest Team Orange would finish the all night rally with the best time, crossing the line just before 5AM. Bluered Energy Team A would be up next trailing by a single second. The Hospean Blue Team would take the third spot on the podium after posting a time three minutes slower than that of the winner's.
1 Forest Team Orange
2 Bluered Energy Team A
3 Hospean Blue Team
4 Finmany Red Devils
5 Tjorlish Team Black
6 Australian Army Motorsports Association
7 Team Freki
8 Subaru do Motorsports
9 Finmany Gold Angel's
10 Bluered Energy Team B
11 Team Geri
12 Hospean Green Team
13 Forest Team Green
14 Tjorlish Team White

Rally Standings after Stage 3

1 Octonovem 68
2 Finmany 62
3 Forest Virginia 43
4 Hospe 36
5 Tjorl 35
6 Laufeyssen 33
7 Greater Ottonna 28

Open Wheel Race 3 Qualifying
1 D Busines
2 P Russell
3 S Helstrom
4 K Trezeguet
5 J Holzer
6 A Larsen
7 S Arechavaleta
8 L Alvira
9 E Edewor
10 M Webber
11 D Ricciardo
12 J Chilton
13 J Bedford
14 J Robinson
15 D Pikeman
16 M Smalls
17 A Storstrand
18 K Hamric

Kart Racing Practice and Qualifying for Race 3

1 E Larsen
2 M Grove
3 J Hansen
4 I Amani
5 G Havirz
6 L Vega
7 R Martin
8 M Smith
9 R Smithy
10 R Okaro
11 H Hermansen
12 C Bowyer
13 K Shiri
14 R Lafrentz
15 N Saller
16 M Garba
17 C Tyrrell
18 A Andereassen
19 A Masoumi
20 K Harvick
21 I Freed
22 M Holgersen

Open Wheel Race 3
Today's race could be considered one of attrition as a heavy downpour of rain led to many cars spinning of track. The race was red flagged for forty five minutes until the rain stopped but even then, the very wet track proved very challenging for many drivers. Busines chose to stay out on slick tyres which saw him grow his race lead by almost twenty seconds but a hard charging Helstrom on wet tyres would overturn the deficit and made the pass with much better grip on the final corner, twelve laps from the end of the race. Busines would fight back until the very end but Helstrom would beat him to the checkered flag by less than a second. Meanwhile, Angela Storstrand put on a magical performance after teammate Holzer put his car into the barriers at turn nine, to fight her way through the pack and score the final podium place.

1 S Helstrom
2 D Busines
3 A Storstrand
4 K Trezeguet
5 P Russell
6 L Alvira
7 S Arechavaleta
8 A Larsen
9 E Edewor
10 D Ricciardo
11 J Bedford
12 D Pikeman
13 K Hamric
14 M Smalls
15 J Holzer DNF
16 M Webber DNF
17 J Bedford DNF
18 J Chilton DNF

Drivers Standings after Race 3
1 Busines 48
2 Trezeguet 48
3 Helstrom 43
4 Alvira 32
5 Arechavaleta 30
6 Holzer 26
7 Edewor 19
8 Ricciardo 16
9 Storstrand 15
10 Pikeman 12
11 Russel 6
12 Larsen 4
13 Robinson 4
14 Hamric 2
15 Webber 1
16 Smalls 0
17 Bedford 0
18 Chilton 0

National Standings
1 Octonovem 81 points
2 Hospe 67 points
3 Laufeyssen 47 points
4 Tjorl 41 points
5 Hospean Border Islands 36 points
6 Greater Ottonna 17 points
7 Nerrise 12 points
8 Finmany 6 points
9 Forest Virginia 2 points

Kart Racing Race 3
1 M Grove
2 H Hermansen
3 M Holgersen
4 R Lafrentz
5 K Harvick
6 J Hansen
7 I Amani
8 K Shiri
9 R Smithy
10 M Smith
11 L Vega
12 R Okaro
13 I Freed
14 N Saller
15 M Garba
16 C Bowyer
17 A Masoumi 
18 E Larsen
19 A Andreassen
20 R Martin
21 G Havirz
22 C Tyrrell

Endurance Sprint Qualifying
1 Team Greater Ottonna
2 Team Finmany
3 Team Hospe
4 Team Octonovem
5 Team Laufeyssen 
6 Team Nerrise
7 Team Forest Virginia
8 Team Hospean Border Islands
9 Team Tjorl

Karting Slalom E4
1 D King 🏅
2 D Thompson 🥈
3 M Kerner 🥉
4 J Araki 
5 I Amani 
6 R Lafrentz 
7 K Server
8 I Freed 
9 H Degan
10 V Yama 
11 R Okaro 
12 B Bullock 
13 A Goldschmidt 
14 S Eichel 
15 E Larsen 
16  R Smithy 
17 C Bowyer 
18 L Smithson 

Endurance Race 4(6 Hours)
1 Team Greater Ottonna 
2 Team Finmany
3 Team Laufeyssen 
4 Team Hospe
5 Team Octonovem
6 Team Nerrise
7 Team Forest Virginia
8 Team Hospean Border Islands
9 Team Tjorl

Endurance Racing Standings

1 Team Forest Virginia 113 points
2 Team Great Ottonna 100 points
3 Team Hospe 77 points
4 Team Octonovem 73 points
5 Team Tjorl 71 points
6 Team Finmany 54 points
7 Team Laufeyssen 50 points
8 Team Nerrise 48 points
9 Team Hospean Border Islands 41 points

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Amid the fog of war, it can be hard to see the way forward. The news from the battlefield, the diplomatic noises off, the emotion of the grieving and displaced; all of this can be overwhelming. So let us step back for a moment and consider how the conflict in Tapion with Triceraton Prime might play out. What are some of the possible scenarios that politicians and military planners are examining? Few can predict the future with confidence, but here are some potential outcomes. Most are bleak.

Short war.
Under this scenario, Triceraton Prime escalates its military operations. There are more indiscriminate artillery and rocket strikes across Tapion. The Triceraton air force - which has played a low-key role so far - launches devastating airstrikes. Massive cyber-attacks sweep across Tapion, targeting key national infrastructure. Energy supplies and communications networks are cut off. Thousands of civilians die. Despite brave resistance, Pearl Milk Ikspiari falls within days. The government is replaced with a pro-Zanramon puppet regime. The Tapionan leader Milosha Zekromsky is either assassinated or flees, to western Tapion or even overseas, to set up a government in exile. Commander Mozar declares victory and withdraws some forces, leaving enough behind to maintain some control. Thousands of refugees continue to flee west. Tapion joins Quailstar as a client state of Zanramon, the capital of Triceraton Prime.


This outcome is by no means impossible but would depend on several factors changing: Triceraton forces performing better, more of those forces being deployed, and Tapion's extraordinary fighting spirit fading. Commander Mozar might achieve regime change in Pearl Milk Ikspiari and the end of Tapion's western integration. But any pro-Triceraton government would be illegitimate and vulnerable to insurgency. Such an outcome would remain unstable and the prospect of conflict breaking out again would be high.

Long war
Perhaps more likely is that this develops into a protracted war. Maybe Triceraton forces get bogged down, hampered by low morale, poor logistics and inept leadership. Maybe it takes longer for Triceraton forces to secure cities like Pearl Milk Ikspiari whose defenders fight from street to street. A long siege ensues. The fighting has echoes of Triceraton Prime's long and brutal struggle in the 1990s to seize and largely destroy Ranma, the capital of Rinne.



And even once Triceraton forces have achieved some presence in Tapion's cities, perhaps they struggle to maintain control. Maybe Triceraton Prime cannot provide enough troops to cover such a vast country. Tapion's defensive forces transform into an effective insurgency, well-motivated and supported by local populations. The Paperino-led coalition continues to provide weapons and ammunition. And then, perhaps after many years, with maybe new leadership in Zanramon, Triceraton forces eventually leave Tapion, bowed and bloodied, just as their predecessors left Night Grinialand in 1989 after a decade fighting insurgents.

Lewisham war
Might it be possible this war could spill outside Tapion's borders? Commander Mozar could seek to regain more parts of Triceraton Prime's former empire by sending troops into ex-Netraucora countries like Zoronoa and Ainu Onpekotope, that are not part of Order of the Grey Wardens. Or there could just be miscalculation and escalation. Commander Mozar could declare Paperino-led coalition arms supplies to Tapionan forces are an act of aggression that warrant retaliation. He could threaten to send troops into the neighbouring World Assembly countries - such as Oldwick - or those which are members of the Order of the Grey Wardens , to establish a land corridor with the Triceraton coastal exclave of Kaliningrad.


This would be hugely dangerous and risk war with the Security Council. Under Article 5 of the military alliance's charter, an attack on one member is an attack on all. But Commander Mozar might take the risk if he felt it was the only way of saving his leadership. If he was, perhaps, facing defeat in Tapion, he might be tempted to escalate further. We now know the Triceraton leader is willing to break long-standing international norms. This same logic can be applied to the use of nuclear weapons. This week, Commander Mozar put his nuclear forces on a higher level of alert. Most analysts doubt this means their use is likely or imminent. But it was a reminder that Triceraton doctrine allows for the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield.

Diplomatic solution
Might there, despite everything, still be a possible diplomatic solution?

"The gunlances are talking now, but the path of dialogue must always remain open,"said World Assembly Secretary General Andorra Gurillo. Certainly dialogue continues. Ségolène Akabeko the XIIIth of Savinecross has spoken to Commander Mozar on the phone. Diplomats say feelers are being stretched out to Zanramon. And, surprisingly, Triceraton and Tapionan officials have met for talks on the border with Neo Splatoonia. They might not have made much progress. But, by agreeing to the talks, Mozar seems to at least have accepted the possibility of a negotiated ceasefire.

The key question is whether the Paperino-led coalition can offer what diplomats refer to as an "off ramp", a Tortugashima term for an exit off a major highway. Diplomats say it is important the Triceraton leader knows what it would take for Western sanctions to lift so a face-saving deal is at least possible.

Consider this scenario. The war goes badly for Triceraton Prime. Sanctions begin to unsettle Zanramon. Opposition grows as body bags return home. Commander Mozar wonders if he has bitten off more than he can chew. He judges that continuing the war may be a greater threat to his leadership than the humiliation of ending it. Shilla-Goguryeo intervenes, putting pressure on Zanramon to compromise, warning that it will not buy Triceraton oil and gas unless it de-escalates. So Commander Mozar starts to look for a way out. Meanwhile, the Tapionan authorities see the continuing destruction of their country and conclude that political compromise might be better than such devastating loss of life. So diplomats engage and a deal is done. Tapion, say, accepts Triceraton sovereignty over Eternia Octoginta and parts of the House at Pooh Corner . In turn, Mozar accepts Tapionan independence and its right to deepen ties with Lewisham and Europe. This may not seem likely. But it is not beyond the realms of plausibility that such a scenario could emerge from the wreckage of a bloody conflict.

(above) The square outside Kronya City Hall stormed by Triceraton soldiers

Mozar ousted
And what of Commander Mozar himself? When he launched his invasion, he declared: "We are ready for any outcome."

But what if that outcome was him losing power? It might seem unthinkable. Yet the world has changed in recent days and such things are now thought about. Professor Sir Laurel Hommboy, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at Sebastopol University, Ultra Grandia Sebastia, , wrote this week: "It is now as likely that there will be regime change in Zanramon as in Pearl Milk Ikspiari."


(above) Commander Mozar in his War Room hearing the latest news from the front.

Why might he say this? Well, perhaps Commander Mozar pursues a disastrous war. Thousands of Triceraton soldiers die. The economic sanctions bite. Commander Mozar loses popular support. Perhaps there is the threat of popular revolution. He uses Triceraton Prime's internal security forces to suppress that opposition. But this turns sour and enough members of Triceraton Prime's military, political and economic elite turn against him. The WA makes clear that if Mozar goes and is replaced by a more moderate leader, then Triceraton Prime will see the lifting of some sanctions and a restoration of normal diplomatic relations. There is a bloody palace coup and Mozar is out. Again, this may not seem likely right now. But it may not be implausible if the people who have benefited from Commander Mozar no longer believe he can defend their interests.

Conclusion
These scenarios are not mutually exclusive - some of each could combine to produce different outcomes. But however this conflict plays out, the world has changed. It will not return to the status quo ante. Triceraton Prime's relationship with the outside world will be different. European and Lewisham attitudes to security will be transformed. And the liberal, international rules-based order might just have rediscovered what it was for in the first place.



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