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Democratic Socialist Assembly contains 252 nations, the 67th most in the world.

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Today's World Census Report

The Rudest Citizens in Democratic Socialist Assembly

World Census experts telephoned citizens from all nations at just before dinner time, in a study to determine which populations were most brash, rude, or brusque.

As a region, Democratic Socialist Assembly is ranked 13,407th in the world for Rudest Citizens.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The United Socialist States of SilabarCivil Rights Lovefest“Gopher Broke!”
2.The Neurodemocratic Collective of DankAss CommunesCivil Rights Lovefest“Everything's Better With Butter”
3.The Free Land of Gamma NationCorporate Bordello“Strength Through Freedom”
4.The Republic of GaltovaLeft-wing Utopia“Mín eri- ben dant- sui er, ú- sui limb”
5.The Democratic Republic of New Greater CampaniaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Work Well, Live Well”
6.The Ego-Posadist Utopia of DekksCorporate Police State“Your fairytales can't hold back our nukes!”
7.The Incorporated States of LovarstalCivil Rights Lovefest“A thousand have lived without love, none without water.”
8.The Commonwealth of Mexican SyndicalistsCivil Rights Lovefest“La tierra es de quien la trabaja”
9.The Cardi B and Joe Biden of Hollywood CelebritiesAnarchy“I want free college and healthcare, without taxes”
10.The Democratic Federation of EzechardCivil Rights Lovefest“For Peace, for Freedom, for the World!”
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It's from an issue I had

Absovenia wrote:It's from an issue I had

Okie

The political map was updated. The whole dispatch isn't and i'll see when I have time to do so. Now I must go for my 9-hour shift at work


Map Cartographer: Student Loan Debt



Next Update: October 1st


Special Announcement

If you look at the maps, you will see there are a lot of nations in the west (Iskar and Romaxia) compared to the east (Frimunira and Debsia). We at the Department of Cartography wish to alter that and so we have chosen incentive. For any player who is not on the map but wishes to be placed, you will be allowed to have a larger claim for your starting area in the east compared to if you founded your nation in the west).


Introduction

The maps of the Democratic Socialist Assembly are opt-in maps that allow nations to have defined borders and enhance their role-playing (if they chose to do so. No one is making them). To have a spot on our maps,
see How to Get on Our Maps for more details.


How The Maps Work

Every 15 days (half months), all official DSA maps are updated to reflect current stats and regional membership.





Our Maps



Base Map

Political Map: A map showing the borders and boundaries of all the nations of the DSA that are on the maps.

Iskar (NW)

Alapuerta
Balkvla Islands
DankAss Communes
NPC Nation: Omnicron Dynamics (under development)
Ezechard
The Finno-Estonian Empire
La Pays De Soliel
Mauvemarke
Oh my god it is so hard to find a name
Solus Unus
United Syndicates of Sol
Visrava
Xingal

Romaxia (SW)

NPC Nation: AnPrim Nation (under development)
Bhexa
Democratic Republic of Cacusia
Fenika
Haideia (Alapuerta)
Liossalde
Mon Silanies
Qingling
Sessnia (Cessnia)
NPC Nation: Sorsluth (under development)
Syvis
Talamia

Debsia (SE)

Absovenia
DankAss Communes
Haideia (Alapuerta)
Jasonvillee
Lynnae
New Viles
Omnesnos
Republic of Turbin
Sessnia (Cessnia)
NPC Nation: United Socialist Republics of Nalakita (under development)

Frimunira (NE)

NPC Nation: The Bayar Desert Peoples
DankAss Communes
Ovskiland
NPC Nation: Ozhonistan
Student Loan Debt
Vestakin
Veyoris

Suceavalgid (Southern-most Cotinent)

DankAss Communes
Sessnia (Cessnia)

Climate Map: A map showing the different climates of the world. Scroll below the map to find descriptions.

Climates

Tropical Climates - Between 0 and 32 degrees N/S

Tropical Rainforest - Hot and Wet year round. Dense forests, little underbrush, poor soil quality, high biodiversity.
Real Life Examples: The Amazon, The Congo, Indonesia
Tropical Monsoon - Hot and Very Wet summers and Warm Dry winters. A transitional zone between Rainforest and Savannah
Tropical Savannah - Hot Wet summers and Warm Dry winters. Grasses and shrubs, isolated trees, droughts, and lower biodiversity
Real Life Examples: Serengeti, Thailand, Southern Mexico
Hot Desert - Very Hot summers, Warm winters, Dry year round. Sandy and rocky, low vegetation, low biodiversity.
Real Life Examples: Sahara Desert, Central Australia, Arabian Peninsula
Hot Steppe - Hot summers, warm winters, Low-Dry year round. Grasses and shrub lands, scattered trees, droughts, thorny or waxy plants. This is a transitional zone between Hot Desert and surrounding climates.
Real Life Examples: The Sahel

Temperate Climates - Between 32 and 60 degrees N/S

Mediterranean - Hot Dry summers and Warm with Moderate Precipitation winters. Evergreens, deciduous trees, plants like olive, citrus, and figs, Shrub lands, and (when it gets real hot and dry) wildfires.
Real Life Examples: Greece, Italy, California
Humid Subtropical - Hot Wet summers and Warm/Mild with Moderate Precipitation winters. Evergreen trees (Palm Trees are popular), ferns, bushes, shrubs, and grasslands
Real Life Examples: Southern United States, Eastern China, Uruguay
Oceanic (Maritime/Marine) - Warm/Mild Wet summers and Cool/Cold Wet winters. No dry seasons, narrow temperature range, conifers and broad leaves, lots of weather that's cloudy, overcast, and rainy.
Real Life Examples: Western Europe, New Zealand
Temperate Rainforest - A subclimate of Oceanic Climate with dense forests with heavy moss and ferns and ground cover
Real Life Examples: Japan, Ireland, British Columbia
Humid Continental - Warm/Hot and Moderate Precipitation summers and Cold/Very Cold and Low-Dry winters. Wide temperature range, Evergreen and Deciduous trees, grasslands and shrubs.
Real Life Examples: Eastern Europe, United States Mid-West
Cold Desert - Hot summer, Cold winter, Dry year round. Sandy and rocky, low vegetation, low biodiversity.
Real Life Examples: Gobi Desert, Southern Argentina
Cold Steppe - Warm summers, Cold winters, Low-Dry year round. This is a transitional zone between Cold Desert and surrounding climate.
Real Life Examples: New Mexico, Spain

Polar and Cold Climates - Between 60 and 90 degrees N/S

Humid Subpolar (Boreal/Taiga)- Cool/Mild and Moderate Precipitation summers and Very Cold and Low-Dry winters. Coniferous forests, poor soil quality, and little undergrowth.
Real Life Examples: Canada, Alaksa, Siberia
Polar Tundra - Cold and Low Precipitation summers and Very Cold Dry winters. Permafrost, no trees, has srubs, grasses, mosses, and lichens, low biodiversity, and seasonal bogs and lakes
Real Life Examples: Nunavut, Greenland coast
Polar Ice Caps - Low Precipitation summers, Dry winters, and Very Cold year round. Permanent snow and ice cover and almost no plants at all.
Real Life Examples: Antarctica, Greenland Interior
Highland/Alpine - Depends on elevation. Precipitation depends on surrounding climate and wind patterns (If the base of the mountain is dry, expect that side to be dry. If base is wet, expect it to be wet). Cold resistant plants like perinnials, , sedges, mosses, and lichen, and there will be a Linktree line where, once you are high enough, trees cannot survive and will not grow. Where this line is depends on temperature and latitude, with the line decreasing in height the closer you get to the Poles.
Real Life Examples: Himalayas, Andes, other mountainous areas

Topography and Bathymetry (Elevation) Map: A map showing the elevation of the land and oceans

Geographic Map: A map showing what our plant generally looks like on a satellite. Includes names for many major areas, climates, and mountains of our world.

Flag Map: A map showing the different flags of each nation

Ocean Currents Map: A map showing the ocean currents of the world and their temperature.
Blue= colder water and drier air heading towards the equator. These areas are nutrient rich and act as fishing hot spots.
Red= warmer water and wetter air heading towards the poles. In tropical waters, these are where coral reefs and coconut palm trees can be found.
Black= no significant temperature change


Bodies of Water Map: A map showing the names of major bodies of water and location of rivers

The Lakes, Seas, and Oceans are named after those who have contributed great amount of work and time to the DSA. The bigger their contribution, the bigger amount of water they get. The Ocean of Solidarity is not a player, however, but a major ocean from the previous map.

The Rivers, however, can be named anything. This is left up to the nation who has said river flowing in their lands


Drainage Basin Map: A map showing where precipitation drains to. An Endorheic Basin is a drainage basin that usually retains its water and does not let it flow out to other bodies.


Wind Patterns Map: A map showing the prevailing winds of the world, including the ITCZ, Subtropical Ridge, and Polar Front.

Time Zone Map: A map showing what time it is in different places around the world

Continental Map: A map showing the continents and any subcontinents

Plate Tectonic Map: A map showing the major plates of the world and their motions, along with where to expect most earthquakes...or would they be DSAquakes?

Volcano Map: A map showing where the volcanoes of this world are located, whether active, inactive, big, or small

Extreme Weather: A map showing where can can expect extreme meteorological (weather) events

Map of Seasons: A map showing what season each part of the world is in. These are the current seasons from September to November

Tropics

Wet Season - The time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs

Dry Season - The time of year with little rainfall and little humidity

Middle Latitudes

Spring - Days and nights are around 12 hours long each with day length increasing and night length decreasing as the season progresses. Temperatures are increasing, snow melts and creates run-off, and plants begin to bloom. Storms are not uncommon.

Summer - Days are longer than nights with day length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. Temperatures are high, plants are in full bloom, and hurricanes/cyclones can occur.

Autumn - Days and nights are around 12 hours long each with night length increasing and day length decreasing as the season progresses. Temperatures are decreasing, deciduous trees start shedding their leaves, and the harvesting of crops are at their highest.

Winter - Nights are longer than days with night length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. Temperatures are low, most plants have died, animals are migrating and hibernating, water freezes, and humid areas receive snow.
Polar Regions

Summer/Midnight Sun/Polar Day - When the polar region is facing toward the sun and the day lasts for more than 24 hours, with the Sun being visible at local midnight. For specifics on how long it lasts, consult the LinkCivil Twilight Map below.

Winter/Polar Night - When the polar region is facing away from the sun and the night lasts for more than 24 hours. For specifics on how long it lasts, consult the LinkCivil Twilight Map below, but in reverse instead of it measuring twilight, it measures midnight).


Cryptid Map: A map showing the locations of reported cryptids in our world. For some description of what these cryptids are, you can find all their reports LinkOn The DSA Forum.

Reagent Crystal Map: A map showing the the location and qualities of different Reagent Crystals. In the Skill Focus System created by DankAss Communes, these are required in the Enchanting Skill.

Enchantments can be potent but temporary or weak but permanent. Enchanting requires the use of Reagent Crystals. Smaller, more potent, but quickly depleted Crystals can be found in warmer or lower lying areas. Cold areas or high elevation areas have fewer, less potent, but larger and longer lasting Crystals, some as tall as a house, available to them if they can mine them. Crystals are rarely found in temperate sea level areas.


Civil Twilight Map: A map showing where on the planet Civil Twilight (when the sun is 6 degrees below the horizon) occurs and for how long. Aka places where it stays sunset for a long time.

Aurora Map: A map showing where on the planet one can expect to see auroras

Coordinate Map: A map showing the latitudes and longitudes of the world

IGOs and Alliances Map: A map showing what nations are part of what Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) and alliances.

Iskarian Intracontinental Union (I.I.U): The IIU is a player-made and player-run regional IGO. The IIU is a consensus based continental union dedicated to democracy, libertarianism, anti-fascism, scientific advancement, artistic exploration, and collaboration towards megaprojects. Contact DankAss Communes for more information.

The Isles Compact: The Isles Compact is a player-made and player-run IGO. The Isles Compact is a political, economic, and military union of 20 member states that are located on the Debtian Isles. The Compact has an internal single market, abolition of internal border restrictions, a common currency, united power grids, and practice collective security. Contact Student Loan Debt for more information.

Enosis of Political Integrated Churches (E.P.I.C.): EPIC is a player-made and player-run global alliance. EPIC is a religious union dedicated to supporting minority and majority churches around the globe as well as promoting religious practices held in their respective countries. Contact Liossalde or Visrava for more information.

Cessnian Romaxian Union (C.R.U.): CRU is a player-made and player-run regional alliance. CRU is a political and military union that seek to foster peace and provide foreign aid to people on the continent of Romaxia. Contact Qingling for more information.

Non-Aligned: these are nations that are not part of any IGO or alliance

Any player(s) can create their own intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and/or alliances and have it on the map. All you need to do is have at least two players in it (or at least 2 RP nations) and contact either the Minister of Role-Play or the Director of Cartography (Student Loan Debt, that's me) about it. You do not need to have a logo or emblem for your group, but it does look nicer and more official on the map[/align]

Linguistics Map: A map showing the different languages and language families of the DSA world. This map was created by the player Mauvemarke


1 Proto-Romaxian
Proto-Deksch (Red)
-Esdeksch
-Basiscan
-Deksch (Dutch)
-DSA Basic (English)
-Entensprache (German)

-Wesdeksch
-Algkuk (Nordic)

2 Mov-liosaldic (Green)
-Loqueno-Movic
-Movic (Godelic)
-Loquens (Latin)
-Omiloumeni (Greek)
-Proto-Jaznik
-Jaznik (Eastern South Slavic)
-Esharian

3 Balklavian (Yellow)
-Balklavian

4 Xingalese (Pink)

5 Proto-Bayar (Blue)
-Joseon (Korean)
-Bayar
-Ozhonistani

6 Daznician (Salishan Languages) (Purple)

7 Dakani (Black)

8 Proto-Bhexian (Dark Grey)
-Tamurte (Berber)
-Bhexian (Maltese)

9 Zenith (Pale Yellow)

10 Absovenian (Maroon)


Anomaly Hotspot Map: A map showing areas of the world that express a high amount of anomalies compared to their surrounding areas (a high amount. Anomalies are not limited to these spots, they're just a lot more common here). IC, no one really knows why they are here and they're mysterious. OOC, they give the ability to enhance the RP of players as well as serve as locations where a player can work with the Anomaly skills at a higher level than other areas. Any players can interact with the anomalies found there and suggest anomalies that they find. A nation cannot be founded in one but they can expand their borders to have it.


For higher quality and the ability to zoom in, click here for a Link Google Drive Folder feature.



How to Get on the Map

If you don't find answers to your questions here, please telegram the Director of Cartography, Student Loan Debt, instead of asking on the regional message board (RMB).

Every nation that moves to the DSA has the opportunity to be added to the map upon request. The map system is designed to reward and encourage active participation and longevity with more flexibility on the map, meaning nations that remain inactive in terms of RP will likely not get everything they like in their requests.


Map Criteria/ Requirements To Be On The Map

  • You have to be a member of Congress. Read the Linkrelevant Charter pages before you opt-in (only need to read Resident and Member of Congress, which is 4 pages total) . To become a member, opt-in Linkthrough this link.

  • You must publicly post any kind of In-Character role-play within 1 month, aka within 2 Map Updates. Yes, we have an activity requirement, but it's really easy. By publicly, we mean either on the main DSA Discord Server, the Forum, or the DSA's Regional Message Board. By In-Charater, we mean from the perspective of either a person, group, government, or any organization in the RP universe. And by any kind, we mean any kind, even something equivalent to a tweet in length. If you can't post at least a 1 sentence IC post within a 30 day period then why are you on the Role-Play maps when you can't be bothered to RP?
    If your RP is entirely nationbuilding and never IC, then an easy idea is you can post it and present it like a museum guide is giving a tour. That's just one idea

  • Also, players only get 2 warnings. You will receive a warning 1 week before you might be taken off the map for inactivity. If you post something, good for you cause you can stay on the map. If you go inactive right after for another 2 map terms, though, then you will get your second 1 week warning. If you post, yay again. If you go inactive yet again, no warning. Let's see if you even notice that you were taken off the map (your warning count can reset after some time)

  • If you are taken off for inactivity, you cannot reapply for the following 15 days. All applications during that time will be rejected. For example, if you are taken off the map for activity on January 1st, you cannot apply between January 1st and 15th. This is to discourage the idea of "Oof, I was taken off. Well I can just reapply". Nope, you now run the risk of losing your spot to someone else


Opt-In To The Map


LinkOpt-In Here
  • You can either let the DoC pick where your nation will be (they base it on you Factbook, your national animal, anything and everything to try and get a good location) or you can upload an image of where you'd like to be.

  • By opting-in to our maps, you here by agree to all terms and conditions listed in this dispatch


Expansion

If you would like to request a larger size (an expansion), please telegram the DoC with your new request. If they approve, you will need to opt-in to the map once again so the expansion can be properly documented.

Now, you can't just get an expansion. The map rewards activity. The more active you are in our RP, more expansions you can do. Inactive RPers can only get 1 expansion. After that, if you are not active, you cannot get an expansion. Why should you be rewarded with more RP land when you either do not do or barely contribute to RP?

To sum up
More RP=More Land

Also, No Long Chile. If you do not know about this meme, the meme involved the IRL nation of Chile. It is a long nation that occupies a large portion of South America's Pacific Coast. The Andes Mountains on it's eastern border help support them having so long of a coast line (and other factors). Long Chile is a meme where Chile occupies the entire west coast of the Americas, from the Drake Passage to Alaska. This is not something we want in our RP. There are some places that would support a Chile-like nation, like the Sinclarian Mountains or Durkheim Mountains, but a nation cannot have a Long Chile.

Aka, don't hog the coast line. If you're going to expand your nation, you can expand along the coast, but do not continually expand along the coast and block off the ability of other nations and futures nations to have a coast line. If you are a continental nation, I encourage you to expand into the continent rather than expand along the edges.


What Else Can Be Requested? What is Restricted?

  • Size of Your Nation
    You may request a specific size for your nation so long as it is below the requirements listed above. You may request a specific location, access to water, landlocked status, etc. so long as it is within reason.
    You're not going to start big. You're gonna be a normal starting size.
    LinkClick Here To See Some Examples
    Realistically, your nation isn't going to start out the size of Russia. What nation ever has?

  • Capital City and Major Cities
    Once you grow enough in population, NationStates will give you the ability to name a capital city for your nation. If you request, the DoC can add your capital to the map (indicated by a red dot and named in italics). However, the capital will only be added if you request it. If you do not say where your capital is located on the map when you request it, the DoC will place it where ever they so chose. At that time, you can also request other cities to be added to your nation on the map if you like, but the number of requests should be only of your biggest cities and be proportional to your population and nation size (a nation of 7 million shouldn't have 6 different big cities on the map, nor should a nation with a small area have a lot of cities on the map).

  • No Puppets
    To be on the map, a nation must be a member of congress. Since you're not allowed to control two nations in congress, obviously puppets are not allowed on the map. You can only have 1 nation on our maps.

  • Border-Gore
    Border-gore is allowed, although you must allow the Cartographer to decide your borders in that case. Depending on the gore, your borders could serious mess up future cartographing.

  • Exclaves and Enclaves
    Exclaves and Enclaves are allowed. If this is from an expansion, try not to have one on the opposite side of the world or something. Make it relatively close to your nation. Real life examples being the UK and Gibraltar or the United States and Alaska. Those are not too far away from each other. You can have them far away if you really want to, but I just personally prefer expansions to be more local.

  • Relocating/Moving Your Nation
    First off, please don't. Extremely rarely would an IRL nation entirely relocate their whole nation. Capitals change, yes, but not an entire country.
    A nation is allowed to relocate. HOWEVER, that comes with some rules
    (1) Only once will I allow you to relocate your nation. After that, maybe do some kind of slime mold thing of growing and contracting until you somewhere else (see expansions above to learn more)
    (2) If you have done little to no RP, then it won't be that hard to relocate you like a restart. However, the more RP you do, the harder it will be to relocate. As you do RP, you establish yourself in our world. If you relocate and you have done quite an amount of RP, you will have to have an IC reason as to why you are relocating. You can't just move and restart or carry on like nothing happened. You will have to RP your way to the new land. It can't just be "My people don't like it here anymore" or "Oops, we just nuked the area, gotta go". Nah, that's lazy and you know it. You have to make a story because relocation is a HUGE thing

    These next two don't really relate to the above, but are informational none the less

  • Distance
    Our world is 25200 miles (or 40555 km) in circumference. The map is 8000 pixels long. This means that each pixel on the map represents around 3.15 miles (5.07 km). The hypotenuse of each pixel is around 4.45 miles (7.12 km).

  • International Waters
    International waters start 12 nautical miles off the coast of a claimed territory. If you are using one of our 8000 pixels long maps, that starts 4 pixels horizontally/vertically away from you nation. Other directions depend on your angle.

The cartographers reserve the right to refuse to add or to edit any nation or feature on the regional map. They are a God with unlimited cartography power!


Removal from the Map

  • There are a few ways a nation might be removed from the map.
    1) It ceases-to-exist (CTEs, that is when a nation doesn't log in for 28 days and their nation is deleted); OR
    2) It departs the DSA for another region; OR
    3) It requests removal; OR
    4) They are removed from Congress; OR
    5) They don't fulfill the activity requirement

  • A nation that has been removed from the map and wishes to be on the map again is treated as a new arrival and must opt-in to the map once again in order to be on there.

    What if I accidentally leave the region?
    It happens. If you accidentally leave and come right back, you don't lose your spot. Although if you're gone for, like, more than a day then yeah you lose your spot

    What if I CTE but refound really quickly?
    You lose your spot. If you can't remember to log on at least once a month then you're not active and you don't get any special treatment. You would have to opt-in all over again (that includes Congress, not just the Map).






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Drifting Through Rime Research Begins [RP]

The launch of the Drifting Through Rime arcology has been successful – It has reached the ice sheets of the arctic, and found a stable position to remain for some time. The arcology is devoted to numerous fields of study centered around the arctic, including, but not limited to extremophile biology, astrobiology, chemistry, engineering, and numerous other fields, particularly those connected to materials science or the life sciences.

The arcology is mixotrophic. Carbon will be attained through both organic waste and atmospheric carbon dioxide, the latter being filtered through cyanobacterial complexes (who also serve as a primary method of power generation.) During expected periods of polar night, the cyanobacteria will be maintained with carefully-selected artificial light and the heterotrophic components of the arcology’s metabolism will be used to provide power. Significant storage in the arcology has been dedicated to organisms kept in their endospore state, and these should provide sufficient energy, if fed to the arcology in an emergency, to maintain power for a period of at least 2 years. They are capable of surviving millions of years without further alteration.
The arcology is of course capable of moving through water and across ice sheets, and has been designed to do such in as unobtrusive a manner possible. Onboard systems are capable of monitoring “Rooting” sites and saving the composition and state of the sites, allowing for a near-complete restoration once the time has come to move the facility.

Although the arcology’s respiration may be a source of concern, cyanobacteria, whose byproducts the arcology closely mimics, are already among the most prevalent arctic biota, and the presence of the arcology will only slightly elevate the scale of extant biochemical processes. Beyond this, most byproducts produced by the arcology are beneficial, and have been designed such to be trapped and consumed by the arcology’s own physiology or those living within.

The Drifting Through Rime arcology is intended to last for at least 15 years before requiring extensive surgical maintenance, but in theory many systems can survive independently of others, with some surviving potentially indefinitely.

Role-play
The Nations leading newspaper ,The Glasian Herald published its latest article on the governments controversial new policy, a total ban on tobacco.

Public Divided Over Latest Tobacco Ban

Earlier today, the An Tir Glasian government passed legislation announcing the total ban on tobacco and tobacco related products. Understandable,there has been an immense amount of confusion and public outcry.
Taking to the polls,we asked our readers at the Glasian Herald about their opinions and found that it was slim margin of 51% in favor of the band,with 49% against. Here were some of the responses we received:
Caoimhe Ni Mhurchu-Student
"Being totally honest,i think its an amazing idea!there is not one single advantage to smoking that anyone has ever proven. Even when you ignore the individual who is actually smoking ,look at the damage they willingly inflict on their surroundings,second hand smoking,the environment,kids growing up with smoke in their lungs, its disgusting!"

Brian Ó Síocháin-Shop Owner
"Im not even a smoker and i think this is a terrible idea! Personally i dislike smoking but cutting it off from the thousands of people who are addicted to it is an insane idea,whatever happened to free will!?Plus this will affect small business owners like me!what am i going to sell now that all im left with is food,toiletries,snacks,home supplies and alcohol?its a disaster!"

Aoife Ní Laoigh-Health Worker
"Personally i think this is a wonderful idea. i know you think i may be biased but hear me out. the widespread environmental and personal health benefits from this new policy will be noticeable almost immediately. However i do think an immediate seizure of all tobacco and all tobacco related products would affect the thousands of smokers in an extremely negative way. Going cold turkey isn't easy for anyone,the government needs to ensure that more funding is placed into helping smokers quit and that all the necessary resources and programs are available to all to ensure an easier transition."

Without a doubt this was a controversial decision on Akons and their governments behalf, but once the initial shock reaction dies down,will the citizens of an Tir Glas actually come to embrace this decision for the sake of the community and the sake of the environment? As a nation we have always been of the one for all mindset so this new piece of historic policy may just work for the better after all.

Article written by Sean Ó Shúileabháin,the Glasian Herald government correspondant

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Citizens weigh in with their opinions as the media flurry continues,will this policy be reversed due to public outcry or will Akon stand firm with this strict new policy?

Hello DSGay

October is approaching. Besides being the month of spooks, it is also LGBTQ+ History Month. In June, which was Pride Month, I posted mini-histories of LGBTQ+ history and culture. I wish to do the same for October.

Now, idk if I will have the time to post every day like I did in June, but that’s where you can come in. Do you have a history about the LGBTQ+ community you wish to share? DM me it and help teach the region about the rich history we have. Can be a paragraph or two, could be a whole page.

Below is a google doc of all the posts I made for June just so you all know what I talked about and how I talk about it.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/120URnDNBsYJkprQOauiO8eomkLlg22Dlb-VOQqwp6Ak/edit?usp=sharing

Student Loan Debt wrote:The political map was updated. The whole dispatch isn't and i'll see when I have time to do so. Now I must go for my 9-hour shift at work


Map Cartographer: Student Loan Debt



Next Update: October 1st


Special Announcement

If you look at the maps, you will see there are a lot of nations in the west (Iskar and Romaxia) compared to the east (Frimunira and Debsia). We at the Department of Cartography wish to alter that and so we have chosen incentive. For any player who is not on the map but wishes to be placed, you will be allowed to have a larger claim for your starting area in the east compared to if you founded your nation in the west).


Introduction

The maps of the Democratic Socialist Assembly are opt-in maps that allow nations to have defined borders and enhance their role-playing (if they chose to do so. No one is making them). To have a spot on our maps,
see How to Get on Our Maps for more details.


How The Maps Work

Every 15 days (half months), all official DSA maps are updated to reflect current stats and regional membership.





Our Maps



Base Map

Political Map: A map showing the borders and boundaries of all the nations of the DSA that are on the maps.

Iskar (NW)

Alapuerta
Balkvla Islands
DankAss Communes
NPC Nation: Omnicron Dynamics (under development)
Ezechard
The Finno-Estonian Empire
La Pays De Soliel
Mauvemarke
Oh my god it is so hard to find a name
Solus Unus
United Syndicates of Sol
Visrava
Xingal

Romaxia (SW)

NPC Nation: AnPrim Nation (under development)
Bhexa
Democratic Republic of Cacusia
Fenika
Haideia (Alapuerta)
Liossalde
Mon Silanies
Qingling
Sessnia (Cessnia)
NPC Nation: Sorsluth (under development)
Syvis
Talamia

Debsia (SE)

Absovenia
DankAss Communes
Haideia (Alapuerta)
Jasonvillee
Lynnae
New Viles
Omnesnos
Republic of Turbin
Sessnia (Cessnia)
NPC Nation: United Socialist Republics of Nalakita (under development)

Frimunira (NE)

NPC Nation: The Bayar Desert Peoples
DankAss Communes
Ovskiland
NPC Nation: Ozhonistan
Student Loan Debt
Vestakin
Veyoris

Suceavalgid (Southern-most Cotinent)

DankAss Communes
Sessnia (Cessnia)

Climate Map: A map showing the different climates of the world. Scroll below the map to find descriptions.

Climates

Tropical Climates - Between 0 and 32 degrees N/S

Tropical Rainforest - Hot and Wet year round. Dense forests, little underbrush, poor soil quality, high biodiversity.
Real Life Examples: The Amazon, The Congo, Indonesia
Tropical Monsoon - Hot and Very Wet summers and Warm Dry winters. A transitional zone between Rainforest and Savannah
Tropical Savannah - Hot Wet summers and Warm Dry winters. Grasses and shrubs, isolated trees, droughts, and lower biodiversity
Real Life Examples: Serengeti, Thailand, Southern Mexico
Hot Desert - Very Hot summers, Warm winters, Dry year round. Sandy and rocky, low vegetation, low biodiversity.
Real Life Examples: Sahara Desert, Central Australia, Arabian Peninsula
Hot Steppe - Hot summers, warm winters, Low-Dry year round. Grasses and shrub lands, scattered trees, droughts, thorny or waxy plants. This is a transitional zone between Hot Desert and surrounding climates.
Real Life Examples: The Sahel

Temperate Climates - Between 32 and 60 degrees N/S

Mediterranean - Hot Dry summers and Warm with Moderate Precipitation winters. Evergreens, deciduous trees, plants like olive, citrus, and figs, Shrub lands, and (when it gets real hot and dry) wildfires.
Real Life Examples: Greece, Italy, California
Humid Subtropical - Hot Wet summers and Warm/Mild with Moderate Precipitation winters. Evergreen trees (Palm Trees are popular), ferns, bushes, shrubs, and grasslands
Real Life Examples: Southern United States, Eastern China, Uruguay
Oceanic (Maritime/Marine) - Warm/Mild Wet summers and Cool/Cold Wet winters. No dry seasons, narrow temperature range, conifers and broad leaves, lots of weather that's cloudy, overcast, and rainy.
Real Life Examples: Western Europe, New Zealand
Temperate Rainforest - A subclimate of Oceanic Climate with dense forests with heavy moss and ferns and ground cover
Real Life Examples: Japan, Ireland, British Columbia
Humid Continental - Warm/Hot and Moderate Precipitation summers and Cold/Very Cold and Low-Dry winters. Wide temperature range, Evergreen and Deciduous trees, grasslands and shrubs.
Real Life Examples: Eastern Europe, United States Mid-West
Cold Desert - Hot summer, Cold winter, Dry year round. Sandy and rocky, low vegetation, low biodiversity.
Real Life Examples: Gobi Desert, Southern Argentina
Cold Steppe - Warm summers, Cold winters, Low-Dry year round. This is a transitional zone between Cold Desert and surrounding climate.
Real Life Examples: New Mexico, Spain

Polar and Cold Climates - Between 60 and 90 degrees N/S

Humid Subpolar (Boreal/Taiga)- Cool/Mild and Moderate Precipitation summers and Very Cold and Low-Dry winters. Coniferous forests, poor soil quality, and little undergrowth.
Real Life Examples: Canada, Alaksa, Siberia
Polar Tundra - Cold and Low Precipitation summers and Very Cold Dry winters. Permafrost, no trees, has srubs, grasses, mosses, and lichens, low biodiversity, and seasonal bogs and lakes
Real Life Examples: Nunavut, Greenland coast
Polar Ice Caps - Low Precipitation summers, Dry winters, and Very Cold year round. Permanent snow and ice cover and almost no plants at all.
Real Life Examples: Antarctica, Greenland Interior
Highland/Alpine - Depends on elevation. Precipitation depends on surrounding climate and wind patterns (If the base of the mountain is dry, expect that side to be dry. If base is wet, expect it to be wet). Cold resistant plants like perinnials, , sedges, mosses, and lichen, and there will be a Linktree line where, once you are high enough, trees cannot survive and will not grow. Where this line is depends on temperature and latitude, with the line decreasing in height the closer you get to the Poles.
Real Life Examples: Himalayas, Andes, other mountainous areas

Topography and Bathymetry (Elevation) Map: A map showing the elevation of the land and oceans

Geographic Map: A map showing what our plant generally looks like on a satellite. Includes names for many major areas, climates, and mountains of our world.

Flag Map: A map showing the different flags of each nation

Ocean Currents Map: A map showing the ocean currents of the world and their temperature.
Blue= colder water and drier air heading towards the equator. These areas are nutrient rich and act as fishing hot spots.
Red= warmer water and wetter air heading towards the poles. In tropical waters, these are where coral reefs and coconut palm trees can be found.
Black= no significant temperature change


Bodies of Water Map: A map showing the names of major bodies of water and location of rivers

The Lakes, Seas, and Oceans are named after those who have contributed great amount of work and time to the DSA. The bigger their contribution, the bigger amount of water they get. The Ocean of Solidarity is not a player, however, but a major ocean from the previous map.

The Rivers, however, can be named anything. This is left up to the nation who has said river flowing in their lands


Drainage Basin Map: A map showing where precipitation drains to. An Endorheic Basin is a drainage basin that usually retains its water and does not let it flow out to other bodies.


Wind Patterns Map: A map showing the prevailing winds of the world, including the ITCZ, Subtropical Ridge, and Polar Front.

Time Zone Map: A map showing what time it is in different places around the world

Continental Map: A map showing the continents and any subcontinents

Plate Tectonic Map: A map showing the major plates of the world and their motions, along with where to expect most earthquakes...or would they be DSAquakes?

Volcano Map: A map showing where the volcanoes of this world are located, whether active, inactive, big, or small

Extreme Weather: A map showing where can can expect extreme meteorological (weather) events

Map of Seasons: A map showing what season each part of the world is in. These are the current seasons from September to November

Tropics

Wet Season - The time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs

Dry Season - The time of year with little rainfall and little humidity

Middle Latitudes

Spring - Days and nights are around 12 hours long each with day length increasing and night length decreasing as the season progresses. Temperatures are increasing, snow melts and creates run-off, and plants begin to bloom. Storms are not uncommon.

Summer - Days are longer than nights with day length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. Temperatures are high, plants are in full bloom, and hurricanes/cyclones can occur.

Autumn - Days and nights are around 12 hours long each with night length increasing and day length decreasing as the season progresses. Temperatures are decreasing, deciduous trees start shedding their leaves, and the harvesting of crops are at their highest.

Winter - Nights are longer than days with night length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. Temperatures are low, most plants have died, animals are migrating and hibernating, water freezes, and humid areas receive snow.
Polar Regions

Summer/Midnight Sun/Polar Day - When the polar region is facing toward the sun and the day lasts for more than 24 hours, with the Sun being visible at local midnight. For specifics on how long it lasts, consult the LinkCivil Twilight Map below.

Winter/Polar Night - When the polar region is facing away from the sun and the night lasts for more than 24 hours. For specifics on how long it lasts, consult the LinkCivil Twilight Map below, but in reverse instead of it measuring twilight, it measures midnight).


Cryptid Map: A map showing the locations of reported cryptids in our world. For some description of what these cryptids are, you can find all their reports LinkOn The DSA Forum.

Reagent Crystal Map: A map showing the the location and qualities of different Reagent Crystals. In the Skill Focus System created by DankAss Communes, these are required in the Enchanting Skill.

Enchantments can be potent but temporary or weak but permanent. Enchanting requires the use of Reagent Crystals. Smaller, more potent, but quickly depleted Crystals can be found in warmer or lower lying areas. Cold areas or high elevation areas have fewer, less potent, but larger and longer lasting Crystals, some as tall as a house, available to them if they can mine them. Crystals are rarely found in temperate sea level areas.


Civil Twilight Map: A map showing where on the planet Civil Twilight (when the sun is 6 degrees below the horizon) occurs and for how long. Aka places where it stays sunset for a long time.

Aurora Map: A map showing where on the planet one can expect to see auroras

Coordinate Map: A map showing the latitudes and longitudes of the world

IGOs and Alliances Map: A map showing what nations are part of what Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) and alliances.

Iskarian Intracontinental Union (I.I.U): The IIU is a player-made and player-run regional IGO. The IIU is a consensus based continental union dedicated to democracy, libertarianism, anti-fascism, scientific advancement, artistic exploration, and collaboration towards megaprojects. Contact DankAss Communes for more information.

The Isles Compact: The Isles Compact is a player-made and player-run IGO. The Isles Compact is a political, economic, and military union of 20 member states that are located on the Debtian Isles. The Compact has an internal single market, abolition of internal border restrictions, a common currency, united power grids, and practice collective security. Contact Student Loan Debt for more information.

Enosis of Political Integrated Churches (E.P.I.C.): EPIC is a player-made and player-run global alliance. EPIC is a religious union dedicated to supporting minority and majority churches around the globe as well as promoting religious practices held in their respective countries. Contact Liossalde or Visrava for more information.

Cessnian Romaxian Union (C.R.U.): CRU is a player-made and player-run regional alliance. CRU is a political and military union that seek to foster peace and provide foreign aid to people on the continent of Romaxia. Contact Qingling for more information.

Non-Aligned: these are nations that are not part of any IGO or alliance

Any player(s) can create their own intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and/or alliances and have it on the map. All you need to do is have at least two players in it (or at least 2 RP nations) and contact either the Minister of Role-Play or the Director of Cartography (Student Loan Debt, that's me) about it. You do not need to have a logo or emblem for your group, but it does look nicer and more official on the map[/align]

Linguistics Map: A map showing the different languages and language families of the DSA world. This map was created by the player Mauvemarke


1 Proto-Romaxian
Proto-Deksch (Red)
-Esdeksch
-Basiscan
-Deksch (Dutch)
-DSA Basic (English)
-Entensprache (German)

-Wesdeksch
-Algkuk (Nordic)

2 Mov-liosaldic (Green)
-Loqueno-Movic
-Movic (Godelic)
-Loquens (Latin)
-Omiloumeni (Greek)
-Proto-Jaznik
-Jaznik (Eastern South Slavic)
-Esharian

3 Balklavian (Yellow)
-Balklavian

4 Xingalese (Pink)

5 Proto-Bayar (Blue)
-Joseon (Korean)
-Bayar
-Ozhonistani

6 Daznician (Salishan Languages) (Purple)

7 Dakani (Black)

8 Proto-Bhexian (Dark Grey)
-Tamurte (Berber)
-Bhexian (Maltese)

9 Zenith (Pale Yellow)

10 Absovenian (Maroon)


Anomaly Hotspot Map: A map showing areas of the world that express a high amount of anomalies compared to their surrounding areas (a high amount. Anomalies are not limited to these spots, they're just a lot more common here). IC, no one really knows why they are here and they're mysterious. OOC, they give the ability to enhance the RP of players as well as serve as locations where a player can work with the Anomaly skills at a higher level than other areas. Any players can interact with the anomalies found there and suggest anomalies that they find. A nation cannot be founded in one but they can expand their borders to have it.


For higher quality and the ability to zoom in, click here for a Link Google Drive Folder feature.



How to Get on the Map

If you don't find answers to your questions here, please telegram the Director of Cartography, Student Loan Debt, instead of asking on the regional message board (RMB).

Every nation that moves to the DSA has the opportunity to be added to the map upon request. The map system is designed to reward and encourage active participation and longevity with more flexibility on the map, meaning nations that remain inactive in terms of RP will likely not get everything they like in their requests.


Map Criteria/ Requirements To Be On The Map

  • You have to be a member of Congress. Read the Linkrelevant Charter pages before you opt-in (only need to read Resident and Member of Congress, which is 4 pages total) . To become a member, opt-in Linkthrough this link.

  • You must publicly post any kind of In-Character role-play within 1 month, aka within 2 Map Updates. Yes, we have an activity requirement, but it's really easy. By publicly, we mean either on the main DSA Discord Server, the Forum, or the DSA's Regional Message Board. By In-Charater, we mean from the perspective of either a person, group, government, or any organization in the RP universe. And by any kind, we mean any kind, even something equivalent to a tweet in length. If you can't post at least a 1 sentence IC post within a 30 day period then why are you on the Role-Play maps when you can't be bothered to RP?
    If your RP is entirely nationbuilding and never IC, then an easy idea is you can post it and present it like a museum guide is giving a tour. That's just one idea

  • Also, players only get 2 warnings. You will receive a warning 1 week before you might be taken off the map for inactivity. If you post something, good for you cause you can stay on the map. If you go inactive right after for another 2 map terms, though, then you will get your second 1 week warning. If you post, yay again. If you go inactive yet again, no warning. Let's see if you even notice that you were taken off the map (your warning count can reset after some time)

  • If you are taken off for inactivity, you cannot reapply for the following 15 days. All applications during that time will be rejected. For example, if you are taken off the map for activity on January 1st, you cannot apply between January 1st and 15th. This is to discourage the idea of "Oof, I was taken off. Well I can just reapply". Nope, you now run the risk of losing your spot to someone else


Opt-In To The Map


LinkOpt-In Here
  • You can either let the DoC pick where your nation will be (they base it on you Factbook, your national animal, anything and everything to try and get a good location) or you can upload an image of where you'd like to be.

  • By opting-in to our maps, you here by agree to all terms and conditions listed in this dispatch


Expansion

If you would like to request a larger size (an expansion), please telegram the DoC with your new request. If they approve, you will need to opt-in to the map once again so the expansion can be properly documented.

Now, you can't just get an expansion. The map rewards activity. The more active you are in our RP, more expansions you can do. Inactive RPers can only get 1 expansion. After that, if you are not active, you cannot get an expansion. Why should you be rewarded with more RP land when you either do not do or barely contribute to RP?

To sum up
More RP=More Land

Also, No Long Chile. If you do not know about this meme, the meme involved the IRL nation of Chile. It is a long nation that occupies a large portion of South America's Pacific Coast. The Andes Mountains on it's eastern border help support them having so long of a coast line (and other factors). Long Chile is a meme where Chile occupies the entire west coast of the Americas, from the Drake Passage to Alaska. This is not something we want in our RP. There are some places that would support a Chile-like nation, like the Sinclarian Mountains or Durkheim Mountains, but a nation cannot have a Long Chile.

Aka, don't hog the coast line. If you're going to expand your nation, you can expand along the coast, but do not continually expand along the coast and block off the ability of other nations and futures nations to have a coast line. If you are a continental nation, I encourage you to expand into the continent rather than expand along the edges.


What Else Can Be Requested? What is Restricted?

  • Size of Your Nation
    You may request a specific size for your nation so long as it is below the requirements listed above. You may request a specific location, access to water, landlocked status, etc. so long as it is within reason.
    You're not going to start big. You're gonna be a normal starting size.
    LinkClick Here To See Some Examples
    Realistically, your nation isn't going to start out the size of Russia. What nation ever has?

  • Capital City and Major Cities
    Once you grow enough in population, NationStates will give you the ability to name a capital city for your nation. If you request, the DoC can add your capital to the map (indicated by a red dot and named in italics). However, the capital will only be added if you request it. If you do not say where your capital is located on the map when you request it, the DoC will place it where ever they so chose. At that time, you can also request other cities to be added to your nation on the map if you like, but the number of requests should be only of your biggest cities and be proportional to your population and nation size (a nation of 7 million shouldn't have 6 different big cities on the map, nor should a nation with a small area have a lot of cities on the map).

  • No Puppets
    To be on the map, a nation must be a member of congress. Since you're not allowed to control two nations in congress, obviously puppets are not allowed on the map. You can only have 1 nation on our maps.

  • Border-Gore
    Border-gore is allowed, although you must allow the Cartographer to decide your borders in that case. Depending on the gore, your borders could serious mess up future cartographing.

  • Exclaves and Enclaves
    Exclaves and Enclaves are allowed. If this is from an expansion, try not to have one on the opposite side of the world or something. Make it relatively close to your nation. Real life examples being the UK and Gibraltar or the United States and Alaska. Those are not too far away from each other. You can have them far away if you really want to, but I just personally prefer expansions to be more local.

  • Relocating/Moving Your Nation
    First off, please don't. Extremely rarely would an IRL nation entirely relocate their whole nation. Capitals change, yes, but not an entire country.
    A nation is allowed to relocate. HOWEVER, that comes with some rules
    (1) Only once will I allow you to relocate your nation. After that, maybe do some kind of slime mold thing of growing and contracting until you somewhere else (see expansions above to learn more)
    (2) If you have done little to no RP, then it won't be that hard to relocate you like a restart. However, the more RP you do, the harder it will be to relocate. As you do RP, you establish yourself in our world. If you relocate and you have done quite an amount of RP, you will have to have an IC reason as to why you are relocating. You can't just move and restart or carry on like nothing happened. You will have to RP your way to the new land. It can't just be "My people don't like it here anymore" or "Oops, we just nuked the area, gotta go". Nah, that's lazy and you know it. You have to make a story because relocation is a HUGE thing

    These next two don't really relate to the above, but are informational none the less

  • Distance
    Our world is 25200 miles (or 40555 km) in circumference. The map is 8000 pixels long. This means that each pixel on the map represents around 3.15 miles (5.07 km). The hypotenuse of each pixel is around 4.45 miles (7.12 km).

  • International Waters
    International waters start 12 nautical miles off the coast of a claimed territory. If you are using one of our 8000 pixels long maps, that starts 4 pixels horizontally/vertically away from you nation. Other directions depend on your angle.

The cartographers reserve the right to refuse to add or to edit any nation or feature on the regional map. They are a God with unlimited cartography power!


Removal from the Map

  • There are a few ways a nation might be removed from the map.
    1) It ceases-to-exist (CTEs, that is when a nation doesn't log in for 28 days and their nation is deleted); OR
    2) It departs the DSA for another region; OR
    3) It requests removal; OR
    4) They are removed from Congress; OR
    5) They don't fulfill the activity requirement

  • A nation that has been removed from the map and wishes to be on the map again is treated as a new arrival and must opt-in to the map once again in order to be on there.

    What if I accidentally leave the region?
    It happens. If you accidentally leave and come right back, you don't lose your spot. Although if you're gone for, like, more than a day then yeah you lose your spot

    What if I CTE but refound really quickly?
    You lose your spot. If you can't remember to log on at least once a month then you're not active and you don't get any special treatment. You would have to opt-in all over again (that includes Congress, not just the Map).






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I don't know if it is just me or not but the Political map isn't loading

Vestakin wrote:I don't know if it is just me or not but the Political map isn't loading

Yeah for some reason, instead of putting an image link, I put the dispatch link. Fixed now

I'm trying out a new RP project for myself. I am writing a story that will take place over the course of a year. This will be about a guy at La Sagezza University, the most prestigious university in the entire region. It will be through a combination of 1st person tweets (growls) and 3rd person story telling. The dispatch is not formatted to look very pretty, but it serves. This will be updated throughout the 2020-2021 school year

Told both In-Character through a first person episodic perspective and Out of Character through a third person perspective, this story is about Dylan Stitcher, a freshman at La Sagezza University in the DSA Capital. This RP project of mine should last at least a year, going through Dylan's entire school year as real life continues on. Many of these posts will be in "Growls", the DSA RP version of tweets from Twitter, expect the DSA uses "Growlr". Occasionally there will be 3rd person story telling to reveal more information surrounding these growls.


Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

My Psych 101 teacher is having us write down things
we experience or feel throughout the year and to look
back on it when the year is done. So, here I am

Sent September 13th

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

My name is Dylan Stitcher. I’m 18, freshman at La
Sagezza University, and I’m undeclared right now.
I’ll figure it out later

Sent September 13th

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

I’m currently rushing for Delta Epsilon Beta Tau.
Got a good feeling I’m getting in. Final part is tonight

Sent September 13th

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

Last bit of Rush is over. I’ve drank way too much but
hopefully I got in. Dad was in this fraternity and I’m
carrying it on

Sent September 15th at 12:09 AM

As soon as he hit the “send growl” button, he felt something stirring inside him, around his stomach. He started to gag and dove for a nearby bush. He unleashed an entire night of beer and hotdogs as he gasped for breath. Tired and sick, he heard footsteps approach him and stand next to him. “Too much to drink?” the stranger laughingly asked him. Dylan wasn’t able to look up, still feeling something inside him. “Nah I’m...im fine I’m...” and he felt as second wave coming on. The stranger got down and out his hands under Dylan’s arms. “Come on, let’s get you up”.

The stranger lifted him up and Dylan got to his feet. “Aight, what dorm you in?” Dylan tried to find the energy to speak. “In- a...I live at...”. He couldn’t finish. The stranger sighed and got a better hold on Dylan. “You can stay in my dorm for the night. Anyone can see you’re underage and it isn’t a good idea for you to be walking around here by yourself.”

The stranger took him to his dorm only a few blocks away. They trudged through the door and up the stairs together and as quietly as they could through the hall. They reached the door of the stranger’s dorm room. He tried to take out his key without letting Dylan fall down, which was harder than it seemed. The door unlocks and he takes Dylan inside. “In ya go” he whispered. He guided him to his bed and props him onto it, trying to keep him up. The stranger quickly moves to close the door and back to Dylan before he wobbled over. He squats to Dylan’s height, “So, I’m gonna let you stay here, tonight. Sleep off the buzz and hopefully not have the campus police catch you.”

Dylan was barely conscious during all this and the stranger laughed a little. He looked at Dylan’s shirt and saw some throw up got on it. “Looks like you got a little something on your shirt, and I’m not letting you soak that into my bed.” He reached for the bottom of Dylan’s shirt, pulled it up to take it off, and there it to the side. He reached behind and pulled a blanket up over Dylan and judged him into the bed and pillow. “There, all warm and comfy, now.” Dylan was quick to fully pass out. The stranger stared at him and then got up from the ground. With no bed, he now had to sleep on his couch in his room. Oh well, at least he saved this kid’s chances of staying at LSU.

Morning comes and the stranger is the first to wake up. The couch wasn’t too comfortable but you make due with what you have. He looks around, forgetting why he isn’t in his bed, then sees a shirtless freshman in his bed and then remembers what happened. He gets up and stretches is arms out. He looks at Dylan sleeping and he smiles. “Hope this isn’t going to be your first hangover. Gonna be sh*t.” He sees Dylan’s shirt on the floor and picks it up to put on the dresser.

Classes are going to start soon and he’s has to make his rounds as an RA. He writes a note. “Hey. I found you last night stumbling away from the frats and throwing up in a bush. I brought you back to my dorm so the campus police didn’t catch a minor being black out drunk. You got some throw up on your shirt and I wasn’t going to let you run that into my bed. Don’t worry, I slept on the couch. There was no messing around. Feel free to stay until the hangover wears off.
-Austin, Dorm G2 Residency Advisor

Austin was getting changed and heard a knock on the door. He opened it and saw his friend that he walks to class with. The friend saw a shirtless freshman in Austin’s bedand gave a look at Austin. “No, that didn’t happen. I found him wandering away from the frats drunk and he would have been found by the police. Also he threw up on his shirt and I’m not having that sh*t in my bed”.

Austin left.

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

My head is killing me. I’m in some guy’s dorm room.
Says he found me drunk and throwing up in a bush.
I’m also shirtless. He says it was cause I had throw
up on my shirt and he didn’t want it in his bed. He
also says we didn’t mess around. Jeb! I hope not

Sent September 15th at 9:38 AM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

F*CK WAIT ITS PAST 9 AM! IM LATE!

Sent September 15th at 9:38 AM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

Just waiting at this point to see if I get in to ΔEBT or
not. Should find out soon. I’m nervous as hell

Sent September 15th at 5:38 PM

Dylan was sitting around in his dorm room, anxious as to whether he got in or not. Keep kept checking his phone but saw no text. He kept peaking out into the hallway but saw no fraternity members. He really felt a need to get into this fraternity. He has to carry on the family tradition. His dad was in this and Dylan is the only kid so he’s the one who has to do it.

Nothing was happening and he starting blaming himself, thinking he did something wrong during the pledge week. He wasn’t in the mood to eat but knew he had to. He left his room and headed for the student cafeteria. As soon as he stepped outside, a bag was put over his head and he felt a group of people grabbing him. He struggled but couldn’t get free. The group carried him around, Dylan having no idea where he was going. Eventually they stopped moving and put him down on his knees.

The bag was removed and he was in a dark room lit with only a few candles. Surrounding him were shrouded figures. One in front of him began to speak.

“Dylan Stitcher, born of the planet 18 cycles ago. Your work has been observed and your dedication acknowledged. You seek to join the Brotherhood of Delta Epsilon Beta Tau. Does your heart still align true?”
Little shocked by everything, he was barely able to mutter a “yes”.

“Do you swear to keep secret all that you learn here? To hold your brothers in trust as they would trust you?

“Ye- yes”

“Do you promise never to streak across the frat row lawn naked in a drunken episode?”

Dylan grinned, “Yes, I promise not to”.

“Then lean forward onto your hands.”

Dylan leaned forward and felt a very hard object hit his butt with a loud slap. He gasped at the pain and sudden hit. Then the shrouded figures took off their hoods and lights turned on.

“Welcome to Delta Epsilon Beta Tau, Brother!”

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

I GOT IN!

Sent September 15th at 9:12 PM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

I haven’t been this happy in a long time. I get to
carry on the family legacy

Sent September 15th at 9:29 PM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

One of my brothers just gave me a pack of condoms.
Now I’m a little uncomfortable. I’m a Jeb!ist. I can’t
sleep with a girl until after marriage

Sent September 15th at 10:02 PM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

Just sent the text to my dad about the fraternity.
He’s probably asleep by this point. I’ll see what he
says tomorrow morning, when I start moving in to
the frat

Sent September 15th at 11:04 PM

Dylan was walking across campus with his supplies and bags in hand. It was a lot to move with and there was one bag he kept dropping no matter how hard he thought he was holding it. It’s quicker to get to Fraternity Row by walking through the G Dorms instead of the sidewalk on the road and, while walking through, he heard a familiar voice. “You uh, dropped something.” Dylan turned around and saw Austin, the RA that helped him out on his last pledge night. He was holding a Jeb!ist Bible in his hand with “Dylan” engraved on the front, book tabs and ribbons sticking out from the pages. Dylan put his bags down with a sigh of relief from carrying it. “Oh, thank you” he said as he grabbed it from Austin. “This would have been terrible to lose”

“So, I take it you are a Jeb!ist?” queried Austin.

“Yeah. I’m from Vernenfeld.”

“Eesh, that sucks”

“What?”

“Well just, like, isn’t it very…restrictive out there? With the Abbey and everything?”

“Eh a little, but it’s all with good intentions. Anyway, thanks for telling me about the Bible. I got it before I came out here and my priest would be pretty upset if I lost it.”

“You do a lot of reading of it? You got a lot of notes it seems”

“Kind of. Mainly marking verses my priest wants me to read frequently.” Dylan lifted all his bags into his arms. “Again, thank you a lot.”

“Yeah, no problem. See you around.” Austin walked off and back to one of the dorms while Dylan lingered. He turned back onto his route and to Fraternity Row.

The ΔEBT House is pretty far down the row of houses so It was a long walk for Dylan and carrying his stuff. When he finally reached the house, he dropped his stuff on the front porch and sat to catch his breath. That was quite the work out and he then fully regretted wearing multiple layers of clothes cause he was pretty sweaty. As he was panting, a guy came out from the front door and saw the bags and Dylan. As soon as he heard the door open, however, Dylan quieted his breath and sat up, trying his best not to look exhausted in front of someone else.

“Oh hey, Dylan” the man chirped.

“Yes, that is me, yeah”

“This your stuff?’

“Yeah, just got here.”

“Well bring it in. You’re on the 2nd floor.” Dylan’s heart dropped a little hearing that he would now have to climb a flight of stairs with this stuff, but he couldn’t drop his “not tired” look and picked up his bags again like he wasn’t drenched in sweat under his light jacket. When he got to the stairs, however, the guy noticed how much he was carrying.

“Here, I can take some bags” he offered as Dylan felt a lot of the weight being lifted from him. They went up and Dylan followed him to the end of the hall. The man knocked on the door, “Hey, Stone, your new roommate is here.” He went to turn the knob but it was locked. He lightly banged the door with his fist, “Hey, hide your chode and open the door.” Footsteps could be heard approaching and the door opens. On the other side is a skinny guy, shoulder length blond hair, and with flushed cheeks. “This can’t wait?” They both looked at Dylan who felt very awkward right now.

“Uh…I can…I…”

“Just let the dude in. You can finish later”

“If I get blue balls, though, you better come by later and finish me off as compensation”. The two guys laughed but Dylan had no clue if they were being serious or not.

The room wasn’t very big, had a desk and a dresser with a bunk bed and a closet. The desk had a computer on it with an encyclopedia page on screen but, given the context, Dylan was able to guess that that wasn’t there when they knocked.

“Aight, so, I’m Stone, your roommate. Dylan, right?”

“Yeah”

“Cool, so you can have the top bunk. I use the dresser so you can have the closet for your clothes.”

“Yeah cool, I like the closet, yeah”.

He sat his bags down by the closet door then had a scary realization, that being that he had no idea what to do next. Should he stay here? Go downstairs? Stone sat back down at his desk. “So, uh, what’s your major?”

“Im- I’m not declared, yet”
Stone had no change in his facial features but just nodded. “I’m majoring in Business.”

“That’s cool, yeah.”

Silence followed and so did awkward atmosphere. Dylan broke the silence. “So I’m gonna go”

“Yeah okay, close the door on your way out.” Stone told him. Dylan closed it and stood there with his hand on the knob, feeling very weird about everything that just happened. He let go and made his way to the stairs.

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

First day officially moved into ΔEBT. Got a room
and a cool roommate. Out right now with the
boys eating together for my first night

Sent September 16th at 7:42 PM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

My new roommate, Stone, says I might hook up
with someone on the weekend at the fraternity
party. Idk, feels weird

Sent September 17th at 9:41 AM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

I knew from the beginning that there would be
pressures in joining the frat, like this. But that’s
all part of the experience. I’ll hold out. I got
faith in Jeb! that everything will be fine

Sent September 17th at 9:43 AM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

I have no clue what is happening in my class.
Idk if this is physics or philosophy

Sent September 17th at 9:58 AM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

Austin, that RA whose room I woke up in, and
I got to talk about what happened that night
over lunch. It was nice. Glad nothing actually
happened that night ha ha

Sent September 17th at 1:18 PM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

It’s only been 2 weeks and I already hate my
classes. Such a heavy load I’m taking every
week

Sent September 17th at 7:23 PM

Dyland Stitcher
@DylPickle

*work load. That came out wrong

Sent September 17th at 7:25 PM

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