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His Holiness The Dalai Lama and The Venerable Karmapa Lama arrived in Belgrade representing the nation. With them was the Minster of Foreign Affairs, Chödrön Yangtso. One of the major topics is the Operation New Aca which involves mutual defense and mutual training. Already the Royal Air Force, National Guard and the Airborne and Engineer divisions of the Royal Army are being prepared to be deployed to an island off the coast of Corsica. Management of the island will primarily be managed by Aca due to the long distances between the nations. Trade will also be discussed especially with the natural resources of Tibet. Tibet will be primarily in a supplying role in the new task force. His Holiness made a comment regarding this
"This is a step forward in the direction of opening to the world. This will be of mutual benefit to our nations"
Exporting Water Power?
Tibet has a total of two hydroelectric dams with a third in the making. Hydroelectric power, nuclear power and natural gas are called affectionately "New Power" as opposed to coal and petroleum oil. Due to the stringent mining policies uranium and gas drilling are allowed in certain areas only. However, hydroelectric dams are not as strict so as long as careful monitoring of the ecosystem is conducted. It is projected there will be a surplus of energy generated by hydroelectric power in the next five years to where discussions of exporting the power has been discussed. The idea would involve selling batteries with hydroelectric power stored in them to other nations.
THE EAGLE SCREAM
1955 - DECEMBER - 28
| NATIONAL |
SENATE ISSUES WARNING TO ACA
The bordering Slavic nation of Aca has been issued a advisory by the Senate of the Freeborn Landholders today in the wake of their declaration of intent to fill the Adriatic Sea with their warships, the resources to build which are being supplied by the nation of Tibet.
- The Acai has previously labelled the Freehold a 'threat' to their sovereignty, and has laid claims to territory in the north provinces regarding them as Slavic lands, suggesting pejoratively that there exists only the choice between being subject to the Ephyral or existing in opposition to them. Plans to arm the Adriatic, part of which is bordered by Ephyral territory, has resulted in the Senate convening and issuing advice that the Acai cease or limit the extent of their construction.
- The Senate consult reads as following; "The Acai are to be advised to cease or substantially reduce their plans to massively arm the Adriatic in what is a clear attempt to gain military leverage and threat against the Freehold. It is believed known to the Acai that their plan to link up to bases in Sicily necessitate violating Ephyral waters, and we affirm that if such an act occurs, it will be reacted to as an act of war, for which a legitimate case will exist to be persecuted at our convenience.
- "The Freehold will not tolerate threats against its integrity or sovereignty by any power. In the name of the Senate and Freeborn Landholders of Ephyra."
Tnlje Ilješ Vljeljaalje
(The New Belgrade)
Peace, Freedom, and Truth
A response to Ephrya
As the president stood there, preparing for his speech, he reread the paper containing Ephrya's ultimatum to the Acai government.
He looked at the document once more, took a sip of water, and began.
"The amount of fallacies, twists of words, and pure lies written in this document is just absurd.
First, I am not planning to fill the Adriatic sea with warships. I am simply planning to station a naval fleet there to protect our trade route. The way you word things is very important, you know? I assume you already know that, which is probably why your message is written the way it is.
Second, it is true we claimed you are a threat to our sovereignty, and it is true we laid claims to Serbian lands, but the idea that we are either your puppet or your enemy simply proves my point. To you, there is no in-between. You either want us to bow down to you, or to be destroyed. Does that not sound like a threat to our sovereignty? It is, and the idea that it isn't is simply absurd. Your hypocrisy knows no bounds, does it?
And finally, we are not planning to invade your sovereign waters. This is a outright lie! We are avoiding any area within 5 miles of your coastline, and the entire operation goes around Italy, not coming close to neighboring your lands. Of course, the trade route curves, and nearer to the Adriatic it is closer to your coast, but we always keep it at a 5 mile distance from your coastal waters, if it even ever gets that close to begin with. Which it never does!
At straight Messina, the area is protected by Acai ships, and the Acai protected zone at the far coast of Northern Sicily. From there, it curves torwards Corsica, and curves once again until it reaches Trankvilan protected waters.
Did it come near Ephryan borders even once in this case? No! Not even once!
Unless you believe that the entire Mediterranean sea is your "territorial water," then your statement is an outright lie!
If you "dont tolerate threats against your sovereignty," then dont make threats against ours!
Your casus belli is terrible, and a attack on our nation would seem foolish, immoral, and unjust. Do you want to be on the good or bad side of this conflict?
Its a bold move to attempt to attack a innocent nation for immoral and selfish reasons, and if you do so, you will look like a fool.
Finally, it wouldn't just be bold, but it would be stupid to make such a move. Provoking such a conflict could bring in the possibility of having to fight Tibet, and more importantly, Germany.
For context, Aca recently signed a agreement with Germany in which the nation would guarantee Aca's independence, under the condition that Germany was not permitted to extend or in any way attempt to influence Aca. Simply, no major diplomacy will take place. The only defining feature will be if an attack happens, Germany will defend. But they are not permitted to take measures to mobilize, prepare, or do anything before outright war is declared.
No meetings, or anything of the sort.
Only to mobilize after war was declared, and prepare after war was declared. No beforehand preparations or any similar actions.
Additionally, the border between Germany will become a demilitarized zone and will only allowed to be crossed in the case of helping Aca in a war. Several other measures were taken to make sure any German attempts to influence Aca would be thwarted.
However, a non aggression pact was signed and Germany now guarantees Aca's independence. This faces a serious challenge to anyone who plans to threaten the nation.
"Your petty behavior will be your downfall. Do you really want to fight a war your bound to lose? I advice you to stay out of my politics, and consider the consequences of such a brash move. Your threats mean nothing. So I advice you to cease your violent methods of persuasion, or else you yourself, will suffer the consequences you bring upon yourself."
But that is all for now!
Have a fantastic day, and see you next time!
Your Time. Your News
Response To Ephyral
The Minstry of Foreign Affairs, Kashag and Minstry of Defense issued a joint statement regarding the threats made by the nation
We have received your threats and are shocked and appalled at the remarks made. In no way is the Empire of Tibet funding war projects in the Mediterranean Sea, a sea that no sovereign nation has a monopoly on. Yes our military is working with Aca regarding mutual defense of international trade between our nations. The Empire of Tibet in no way has interest in attacking the nation of Ephyral. Such bold statements are simply baseless assumptions made on the part of the government of Ephyral.
You tried and failed to intimidate the nation with bold claims of war. We will continue as planned, unmoved by the words of a thug. We will move forward with mutual defense unmolested by your military and far away from your sovereign land. Listen well for we will only say this once.You do not wish to contend with Tibet, Aca, Germany and the entire international community should you fire the first shots.
A written copy was sent to the various government positions in the nation of Ephyral. The Tibetan military in the operation are continuing as planned with more engineers and Armymen being sent to joint base.
Kaiserliche Nachrichten Netzwerk (KNN) - Broadcast of Tuesday, 17th January, 1956
| Gott Mit Uns |
The Kaiser signs non-aggression and independence guarantee.
Cerman man eats own dog spontaneously during walk in Wien, claims he is allergic to dogs and then dies.
"That's going to do it for us tonight, I'm Ronald Burgund and fück you Maine. Guten nacht."
Let there be light...
Despite much progress in the rest of the world, Karthspiri families still eat by candlelight, children do their homework by flickering fires fulled by the floorboards of their homes and pedestrians are guided only by dim orange glows which threaten to blow out under so much as a slight gust of wind. This is the situation in just our capital. In pushing forward the schedules for programs initiated under the previous Government, a new hydroelectric dam has been constructed on the Allyr river; just north of Elinhir. This dam alone is capable of generating enough power to feed to Elinhirs; allowing the Government to push forward with plans to electrify not just Elinhir but also the entire state of Halamshiral in a clean way. In Xiralije and Falinesti, two new nuclear power plants have recently finished construction.
Aided by Ironpakt allies and supplied with Tibetan Uranium, the Zatranair and Chernahir Nuclear Facilities will soon be able to flood their states with clean, cheap electricity and then some. In going from a nation with little electricity to one able to create a respectable surplus, Executor Ralatsén has presented the Rathá with a plan to create a "National Electricity Grid", in partnership with private companies, to allow this excess power to be distributed and stored across the nation. In doing so, plans to construct three new dams and two new nuclear facilities, to replace what few coal plants Karthspire possessed before the war, have also been presented for Rathá approval and funding. The electrification of our nation can only be the start of something greater; the beginnings of an industrial powerhouse in Karthspire.
This comes in the midst of a great clamour for national rejuvenation. Despite the progress made in building new power infrastructure, major cities still lie in ruins and their roads still find themselves composed of cobble and dirt. No major road routes exist between the great cities and only a few rail lines bind the nation together. Not only has Executor Ralatsén presented plans to further national electrification, he's also presented an Act titled the "National Reconstruction and Rejuvenation Order" which aims to pool the nation's resources and ensure urban settlements are reconstructed within a year and all settlements are reconstructed within two. This act would also provide trillions of Sovereigns worth of funding to projects to construct new "Otoratharí" (Highways) modelled on the German Autobahns. The Order also aims to rehouse slum dwellers who cramped into the outskirts of cities following the scorched earth policy employed against their farms during the war by creating new low-density residential areas around cities known as "suburbs" as well as increasing the capacity in existing high-density city centre dwellings.
To ensure these ambitious deadlines are met and these projects become reality, the Order does not only allow for the use of Armed Forces Engineers but, also, allocates funding to allow the Government to hire huge amounts of new labour and train them in the necessary areas; aiming to tackle problems with unemployment too.
Foreign Investment Reform
Under the Terai Government, Foreign Investment in the Karthspiri nation, unless explicitly permitted from the top-levels of that Government, was forbidden. Now, in an attempt to stimulate the economy and encourage industrialisation, the Sub-Executor for National Finance presented, and passed, a law to the Rathá which would reform the ban; allowing Foreign Firms to invest so long as they set up a separate Karthspiri branch of their company and had a partner firm within Karthspire which would manage 30% of that firm. Foreign firms have already expressed investment interest (such as the Ascoobian Companies Aviscia Aerospace, Hearthstone Foundries and Kaiser Steel) in the fledgeling Karthspiri economy and several major Karthspiri industrial firms, including Direnni Industries and the Nasjonal Fabrik Military-Industrial Conglomerate, have already stated they'd be more than happy to sponsor new firms entering the market.
Whilst the Reform seeks to encourage cash injections into the economy, it also aims to stem the tide of cash outflows. In this way, the Reform sets out parameters to tax savings going into bank accounts at 30% to ensure leakages from the economy are minimised as well as taking measures to create surpluses on both the Karthspiri Capital and Financial Accounts by both purchasing assets from the market and foreign governments alongside taxing outflows of cash from the country (transfers to family members abroad and so on) at 15%.
This all comes on the back of economic reforms and the implementation of expansionary demand-side policies last year which saw major economic growth which, in turn, pushed inflation up to 6.5%. This attempt to both increase Foreign Investment and Domestic supply has been perceived as an attempt to curb inflation, by increasing Aggregate Supply, whilst also continuing the expansion in the economy.
Preperations for the 2nd Hegemony Day "underway"
In a recent discussion with the press, Executor Ralatsén found himself being questioned regarding the delay of festivities for the 2nd Hegemony Day; a delay which has lasted over a month. Ralatsén re-assured journalists and blamed the delay on "teething problems" within the Sub-Directorate for Exterior Affairs which has been managing the invitations to foreign leaders. When questioned who, exactly, was invited to the celebrations of the Karthspiri National Day, Ralatsén gave no concrete answers but hinted towards Nordamy, Ascoobis, Prusswitonsiakekingkailand and The franko-italian union as potential guests.
Aca angered on the world stage
The nation of Aca, like our own, has long faced the onslaught of the hordes directed by the Ephyral State. In recent times, they have found themselves in such a position that not only are their people kept under the whims of the Ephyral State but that much of their claimed territory is also. In a recent demonstration of diplomatic strength, the Acai nation has been putting pressure on the Ephyral Freehold to return their lands and, in addition, has requested international assistance; going so far as to sign non-aggression and mutual guarantees of independence with the Kaiser. Although similar requests have been directed towards us, Executor Ralatsén refused to agree to or decline mutual cooperation stating, "the Hegemony wishes to have friends with which we can work to further our interests on the world stage, however, it is important for us, as a Government, to recognise that our nation is not in a position to flush its own toilets let alone forge international friendships."
STAS Operation Successful
The Government confirmed yesterday that the STAS has conducted its first operation and reported it to have been a "resounding success". According to a highly-redacted report, the new branch of the Armed Forces has "clearly demonstrated" to the Government their ability to "master covert and challenging operations whilst utilising every method available."
The Republic Times
Tension in the Mediterranean
Even a decade after the end of the Second World War, the waters of the Mediterranean are again seemingly destined to have warships trump commercial vessels for prevalence on the seas. Old rivalries that have not settled such as with the Italians and the Ephyral have threatened to make the region a battleground again. Disputes over territory and the instability within Karthspirije have also threatened to bring in players from abroad as the situation turns ever more dire in the region. At the moment, the Washingtonian Government has hinted at no reason to get involved in the situation as no Washingtonian assets lie within the region. ATCO as a whole has not stated any reason to take action as doing so would prompt the largest deployment of Washingtonian ground troops since the end of World War II.
Shining Light on the Beauty of Washington
In an effort to draw in tourists, many states within the Republic of Washington have begun massive advertising campaigns to draw in visitors from all over the world. Many states such as Washington State have begun campaigns to showcase their natural wonders such as Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Peninsula to draw in more tourists. The majestic city of Seattle is also being brought to light after the war with it's population explosion since then.
New Interstate Connection
Just passed in the House and Senate by a landslide, the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways Act has passed promoting the construction of a national highway system to better connect the country. The primary aim is to allow citizens to better access the country with the ever increasing automotive requirements of the nation. The economy is expected to greatly benefit from this act as it will allow for the ever increasing ease of which to ship goods via the roadways of the nation. it would become possible for a person to get on the road in Boston and be able to never leave the pavement until he got to Seattle or Vancouver. On the side, this act would help allow for the quick movement of military forces around the nation should a crisis come about. These highways will also have the ability to land aircraft in an absolute dire emergency.
Army trials for a new rifle
The Washington Army has been in the midst of a trial for a new primary rifle for the first time since the mid-1930s. The current service rifle, the M1 rifle which was the primary arm utilized by our soldiers and Marines during the Second World War, has been deemed obsolescent by the new wave of combat rifles. Currently, the Ordnance Corps of the Army has been championing their project, the T44 which is a selective fire variant of the current M1 with a detachable box magazine, over other entries. Criticism has come about that the Ordnance Corps is not playing fairly in the trials and trying to edge out all competition from other contenders. Still, the trials are set to end later this year with a winner to be announced in November.
HERALD OF EPHYRA
1956 - MARCH - 03
| NATIONAL |
CAUCASUS OIL REFINERIES DAMAGED
Three oil refineries located in the Caucasus region in the eastern Freehold suffered significant damage following explosions and internal systems failure. All three refineries experienced initial difficulties within the same 24 hour period, and eventually shut down due to the damage received. Fatalities as a result of the explosions and damage have been confirmed, with 14 people confirmed so far to have died, with a higher count of wounded.
- Investigations are ongoing into what caused the explosions, and fires caused by the explosion have since been brought under control. The extent of the damage however has rendered the refineries inoperable until repaired, a process which experts believe may take years.
ACA DEFIANT - SENATE EXTENDS OFFER
Following the Acai's refusal to cease arming projects in the Adriatic, the Senate has issued another consult, inviting President Ocin of the Acai to engage in talks and resolve the growing tensions between the two nations. As head diplomat, the present annual archon or the next should any meeting take place following the elections, would receive the foreign leader, and hopefully come to an agreement.
- The Senate's concerns about the build-up were rejected by President Ocin, but this response was not accepted by the Senate, especially more vocal elements irate at the blatant refusal. The vote to offer this opportunity for talks passed only by a narrow margin.
10000 Islands Emissary Update[/center]
Date: September 2019
Delegate Endorsements: 285
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
Field Commander: Kante Hame
Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Twobagger, Mingulay Isle
Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente
- Since our last update, Kortexia has stepped down from his role as TO. TITO thanks him for his service.
- Additionally, Mingulay Isle has been promoted to TO.
- Finally, congratulations to our Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman on his promotion to be the 110th Knight of TITO.
The current government of the 10000 Islands is:
-Chief Executive: Markanite
-WA Delegate: Kuriko
-Senior Senator for Himes West: Fleminigisa
-Senator for Lyonesse East: URI
-Senator for Blue Canaria North: HumanSanity
-Senator for New Republica South: Aschente
-Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
-Minister of Labor: Paffnia
-Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands
Since our last update, Delegate elections have been held. Former Delegate Kuriko returns to her post after defeating Sargon Reman. Aersoldorf was forced to step down from his post as Senator for Lyonesse East due to real life – the region thanks him for his service. Flemingisa was reelected as Senator for Himes West.
In the most recent round of Senate elections, Tanzoria did not run for re-election to his seat as Blue Canaria North senator. For that election, HumanSanity of MSPP defeated Marxist Germany of TCP. URI of TCP ran unopposed for her old seat as Senator for Lyonesse East. Senior Senator for New Republic South Dominion of Compassion of MSPP lost reelection to Aschente of TCP, a long time TITO contributor making his first foray into regional government.
Around the Islands
Himes West Senator Flemingisa is working on a forthcoming Quiddich Role Play.
Shelter’s Taco Island
- following the retirement of Mayor Ater Nox, Markanite appointed Louisistan to be the new Mayor of Shelter’s Taco Island. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37440/ater-departs-mayor-taco-island
- Louisistan immediately opened his Mayor’s Mansion. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37450/louisistans-mayors-mansion
- Delegate Kuriko was temporarily held by the Taco Island Police Department for a list of offenses. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1700141/thread
- A deal was struck between rebel leader Aschente and Mayor Louisistan after a drawn out conflict dating back to Louisistan's appointment as Mayor. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37524/reasonable-louis
- The mysterious HATE group is beginning to make a mark on Taco Island. Their goals are as of yet unkown. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37641/group
- SweetHaven and United Royal Islands have started Werewolves #64: Chaos in the Carnival. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37771/ww64-chaos-carnival-game-thread
- New Mayor Louisistan inducted Ater Nox, the outgoing Mayor, into the Spammer Hall of Fame. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37504/ater-nox
- Paffnia was appointed Cartographer-General by Chief Executive Markanite. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37578/new-cartographer-general
- Paffnia subsequently released the updated XKI Map. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37700/map-10000-islands
- Paffnia has appointed Free Earthian Yap as the Deputy Cartographer-General to help oversee the integration of the Map with RP. We look forward to seeing their continuing efforts! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37701/earthian-named-deputy-cartographer-general
- Senator for Lyonesse East United Royal Islands has posted the House Cup, Shield, and Sceptre competition and Prolific Posting Contest for the month of September. Thanks to URI for running it and to Taco Island Charities for funding the Prolific Posting Contest. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37712/house-cup-shield-fall-2019 and http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37713/october-2019-prolific-posting-contest
- 10000 Islands participated in N-Day this year as part of the Canopy faction, coming in second place with their many friends. See here:
- Regional Reserve Chairwoman United Royal Islands declared Paffnia the “Account of the Quarter”. Congratulations to Paffnia! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37672/account-quarter-q3-2019
- THX1138 was named a Featured Nation by The Tasmanian Islands! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37611/10000-islands-featured-nation-thx1138
- In the month of September, Escanaba was our top recruiter, relatively new recruiter THX1138 was our runner up recruiter, and HS and Jabberwocky made substantial contributions. The regional population is up 115 nations over the month of September. Good work to all!
- Escanaba was promoted to Deputy Minister of Immigration by Sargon Reman and Na Kanaka Isles was promoted to Deputy Minister of Education by The Tasmanian Islands
- Some of you are getting new Emissaries shortly! Ammotangadia has been appointed emissary to the Renegade Islands Alliance, The Tasmanian Islands has been appointed emissary to The Union of Democratic States, Ayunli was appointed Ambassador to The Rejected Realms, Marxist Germany was appointed emissary to The Hole to Hide In, THX1138 has been appointed emissary to Europe, Philosophy 115, and the Western Isles, and The Valencian Federation has been appointed emissary to The Coalition of Democratic Nations. Congratulations to all of our new emissaries and I hope everyone gets a chance to mix and mingle. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37610/emissaries-needed
- The Tasmanian Islands has hired Sargon Reman as a Buddy. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/24088/list-xki-buddies
- longtime 10000 Islands contributor and former Delegate Dominion of Compassion announced that he was leaving the region to pursue other interests. We wish him the best of luck in his future pursuits. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1700572/thread
- for a more offbeat and upbeat take on recent 10000 Islands news, check out The Mad Surfer on the 10000 Islands forum thanks to Jabberwocky and his team! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37656/mad-surfer-september-2019
With this post I would like to introduce myself as the new diplomat assigned to the Emissary within this region. I have been captivated by the events occurring here and will be reporting statistics and events within your region to my home region. Thank you for allowing me to view your region.
Kaiserliche Nachrichten Netzwerk (KNN) - Broadcast of Saturday, 25th August, 1956
| Gott Mit Uns |
Kaiser to appear at Hegemony Day, despite former events.
Aca and Ephyran tensions rise, raising concern for the Reichswehrmacht.
Ephyran oil refineries damaged in alleged operation failures.
Cerman man eats worlds longest sausage in one sitting, immediately killed by worlds angriest Austrian man in history.
Ironovision Song Contest to begin soon in Wien, with contestants arriving from all over the Ironpakt, as well as an invite extended to Karthspirije among those in the Ironpakt.
Your Time. Your News
Hegemony Day and Tensions
His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama and The Venerable 11th Panchen Lama stated they will attend Hegemony Day in the nation of Karthspire. This is in light of rising tensions in the Balkans, especially concerning Tibet forging a trade alliance with Aca. This has provoked many heated accusations from the Ephyral nation. The two monarchs stated they will not address the issue further stating "We will continue to trade freely with Aca and will defend our right to trade, including security of the routes".
Expedition Team Lost
An expedition team from the West are confirmed to be missing on Everst. The nationalities are reported to be from Karthspire and Ascoobis along with their Sherpa guide. A rescue team from the 1st and 2nd Mountain Divisions of the Royal Army, 10th Medical Division of the Royal Army and the 1st Army National Guard were assembled in Luklha near Everest. The medical teams will set up a triage zone at foot of Everest as the Mountain Divisions will ascend Everst to find the expedition team. The team was reported missing yesterday when they did not return to their guest house after five days of being on Everest. Local Sherpas reported they were last spotted attempting to climb Everest almost one week ago. Their base camp was found yesterday at the bottom of a trail and is under guard by Federal Police. The identities of the missing team will be revealed.
The Trankvilan Report
Capture of the Traitor
Reĝino Ellen Shepherd confirmed today that the infamous terrorist of the Trankvilan Castle bombing was captured attempting to enter the country through the port of Dovántilkolost with a smuggling ring infamous for smuggling illegal slaves & wares. The suspect is charged with multiple counts of treason to the Empire of Trankvila, murder, and espionage. The royal guard escorted him to a hidden secret prison within the country for processing until the trial of the traitor is set up. The Reĝino is expected to attend the trial as the judge, jury, and executioner for him. Karthspiri, Acai, Ephyral, and German officials have been invited to the trial with specific emphasis on the Karthspiri officials. The trial is expected to be public viewing via TV, radio, and a live audience. Along with this, the country has been placed on lock-down until further notice
The Terai Is Apprehended
The Foreign Secretary has confirmed stories of the arrest of the exiled Terai of Karthspirije by Karthspiri agents earlier. According to the full story the Terai was attempting to free the country and go off the grid, and in his attempt crossed outside of the northern border of Trankvila, allowing the Terai to be apprehended by agents. When pressed for a comment the Reĝino had this to say "While we offered the gracious hospitality of our nation, it was so in agreement that the Terai stay within the borders of the country to avoid being arrested. Because he is not a citizen of the nation, the Karthspiri government as full rights to punish the Terai as they see fit. The Reĝino has scheduled a flight to the country along with the Freehold of Ephyral, Aca, and the German Empire following recent tensions with the 3 neighbors
The Future of Energy
Early today, the Reĝino opened the first of "hopefully many" nuclear power plants of the country. The Royal Shepherd plant, located outside of the city limits of the capital of Trankvileco. The plant was privately funded by the royal family but was donated to the public as a gesture of goodwill. The plant houses 10 nuclear reactors, with the hope that the country can move away to alternative power methods for the national grid to avoid using up precious resources and provide a more healthy economy & environment.
The Republic Times
New weapons comes with new controversy
The Washingtonian Army has announced that it has adopted it's new service rifle after the conclusion of the trials at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. The rifle known as the T44 has been adopted as the M14 service rifle, fending off the foreign Batavian FAL rifle, various Cerman rifles, and several domestic designs such as the supposedly space-aged AR-10. Essentially an updated M1 rifle, the weapon will officially become the main battle rifle of the Washingtonian Armed Forces in 1957. This decision has however sparked criticism, with claims of sabotage of other prototypes and favoritism from the Ordnance Corps towards the inhouse designed T44. Not only though is the services getting a new rifle, but a new machine gun as well. Coming in 1957, the new M60 machine gun will be replacing the older M1919 machine gun currently in service. More flexible and taking into account lessons learned from previous conflicts, the new machine gun is set to be a new "General Purpose" machine gun, ditching the traditional classification of light, medium, and heavy.
Nordamy and Karthspirije
Your Time. Your News
Two frozen bodies were found on Everst nearly 15,000 feet(4572 meters) high. One body is confirmed to be the Sherpa guide, Phurba Norbu. Mr. Norbu was 32 and was found lying near a cave. By the position of his body he appeared to have been attempting to seek shelter from the elements. His climbing gear was found near his body along with the gear of another expedition member. Phurba Norbu was married with two children. He was a monk and a mountaineer.
The second body is confirmed to be a Westerner but, his body was partially pulverized as the result of a fall. The second body was found a few feet below Mr. Norbu. The result of death was confirmed to be blunt trauma to the head, and punctured lungs. The scene around the body was described by a searcher as "gruesome". His identity is unknown(John Doe)
Both bodies were transported to the bottom early this afternoon, wrapped in shrouds to be transported to the medical examiner office in Lhasa. A monk recited passages from the Bardo Thodol to the deceased before they were taken to Base Camp. The remaining five members are still reported to be missing on Everest. A group of Karthspire volunteers arrived to help find the expedition team despite them denying any Karthspire citizens were in the expedition team. The body of Phurba Norbu will be cremated according to Buddhist customs while the body of the John Doe will be held in until it is identified and claimed by the family. If the body is unclaimed it will be cremated according to Buddhist customs.
"The system of old is broken, this schism has proven it all, it has turned us Tarans against one another something which was seen as unthinkable after the Unification Wars, we have disgraced our ancestors and the Old Gods, radical change is needed and the laws of old removed which I alone will implement in the times to come. Choose your next words and actions wisely my lords, lest you and your families suffer the same fate of the traitors that once stood beside you..."
- Vulkan VII addressing the Council of Cthonia and the remaining loyalist families following the Great Schism.
"But what of the other families my lord? Can we not sway them to our cause?"
"The others are considered too close to the Lupercals or are ruled out for others reasons: the Iron Lords and the Khans both hate my family, the Lords of the Ravenspire are too unreliable, the Dorns are currently understrength and are therefore too weak and both the Phoenix Lords and the Pyre Lords are considered the Lupercals' closest allies. We have gathered all we can to achieve our objective and must press on before it is too late, now summon the other lords to me for we have work to do."
- The traitor leader Jharek Khragan ruling out other families with his equerry at the onset of the Great Schism.