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The Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector in The Confederacy of Free Nations
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|1.||The Federal Republic of The Russian Federations||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Да здравствует русский Федерации!”|
|2.||The Federation of Confederate-Union Alliance||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Peace through superior firepower”|
|3.||The Federated Republics of Chernarus State||Moralistic Democracy||“Anavestvo, chestota, veyat”|
|4.||The Confederacy of Arucia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Free We Stand United”|
|5.||The Empire of The New Dalek Sovereignty||Corporate Police State||“We must restore Dalek Supremacy!”|
|6.||The Commonwealth of Flintcliff||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Above the Rest”|
|7.||The Republic of CoFN Office of the Consulship||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“I reject your reality and substitute my own”|
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|9.||The Federative Republic of Flynnvakia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Flynnvakia über alles”|
|10.||The Golden Warrior State of Golden State Warriorz||Civil Rights Lovefest||“You can't spell 'choke' without O-K-C.”|
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First act, expel Unfallious and kick his nose a lot to hurt him and his nose
Refinement: All Kalaronian Vessels are equipped with StarDrives capable of folding space (Alcub-Drives) but the use of a Reciprocal Warp StarDrive is needed if you want to have a genuinely quick trip. The folded ship has an easier time being shunted deeper into the higher dimensions (to depths that are actually dangerous without the Staged Particle Generation system to create the "simple quark shield" around the ship that stops it from getting recoiled out of it at massive speeds (like a band-saw ejecting wood that isn't secured when it's fed into it)). It still needs the Projected Singularity though.
Congrats to all the winners of the election! I'm sure this'll be a great term!
Also, I'm pleased to publicly announce that the well-tank engine Sonny has joined Toby's Branch Line. Read all about him here:
Route: Ulfstead to Bluff’s Cove
Sheds: Arlesdale End Shed, Ulfstead Sheds, Anopha Quarry Sheds
Engines: Toby, Laura, Sonny, Bertram (part-time), Mavis (on occasion), Thomas (on occasion), Percy (on occasion), Skarloey (on occasion), Rheneas (on occasion), Bowler (formerly)
Rolling stock and other vehicles: Henrietta, Elsie, Victoria, Annie (on occasion), Clarabel (on occasion), Terrence the Tractor (on occasion)
One of the newer branch lines on the Island of Sodor, Toby’s Branch Line (named after Sodor Railways’ #7 engine Toby the Tram Engine) is a countryside route that connects the mountain village of Ulfstead to the beautiful beach at Bluff’s Cove. The line calls at, from east to west: Ulfstead, Arlesdale End, Lower Arlesburgh, Tidmouth Bay, and Bluff’s Cove. At Arlesdale End, Toby’s Branch Line connects to Thomas’ Branch Line; at Bluff’s Cove, Toby’s Branch Line connects to the Little Western line (also known as Duck’s Branch Line). Tidmouth Bay Castle, Ulfstead Dam, Ulfstead Waterfall, and the old Sodor Gold Company mine are also located along the branch line. Toby’s Branch Line is popular among visitors for its scenic countryside views, its historic sites (particularly around Ulfstead), and its easy access to the beach at Bluff’s Cove. Politically, the line is split between Ulfstead Province and Western Province.
Construction of the branch line began in 1980, and it was originally envisioned as an extension of Thomas’ Branch Line that would go from Anopha Quarry to Ulfstead. However, the terrain for the proposed route proved unstable and generally unsuitable for rail lines, necessitating a longer route that went by Arlesdale End. By request of the local community, a station was built at Arlesdale End in addition to Ulfstead. By 1981, the line was completed, connecting Arlesdale End and Ulfstead to Thomas’ Branch Line. The next year, a further extension was completed, connecting Arlesdale End to Lower Arlesburgh. These three stations were served by Thomas, Percy, and Toby as part of Thomas’ Branch Line, although of the three of them, Toby worked on the line most often. Toby soon became a popular figure in the local communities along the branch line, although Thomas and Percy were also well-liked; the good reputation of the three engines was cemented in the winter of 1990, when the three engines, together with Terrence the Tractor and Harold the Helicopter, brought food and helped clear the snow after the village of Ulfstead was snowed in around Christmastime. As a show of thanks, the villagers of Ulfstead repainted and decorated Tidmouth Sheds.
In 1996, as a reward for Toby’s years of service on both the extension and the rest of Thomas’ Branch Line, Toby was formally given the Ulfstead-Lower Arlesburgh route as his own branch line, which appropriately became known as Toby’s Branch Line. Toby took up full-time work on the branch line the next year, and though Toby still helps out on Thomas’ Branch Line and other parts of the railway, Toby’s home is on his own branch line.
In 1997, while exploring an old tramway (see the Tidmouth Bay and Arlesdale Tramway) with Sir Topham Hatt and Hatt’s grandchildren, Toby discovered Tidmouth Bay Castle and the old Sodor Gold Company mine. While on guard at the latter location, Toby met Bertram the ‘Old Warrior’, a narrow gauge engine who once worked at the mine alongside the other engines of the Mid-Sodor Railway. While Tidmouth Bay became a performing arts venue and station along Toby’s Branch Line, the old mine became a fairground and historical site. As for Bertram, his home is now on the Skarloey Railway, but during the tourist season he returns to work at the old mine to give tours to visitors, with Skarloey and/or Rheneas also being brought from the Skarloey Railway to help if the mine is particularly busy. In 2003, Toby’s Branch Line was extended from Tidmouth Bay to Bluff’s Cove on the Little Western, giving Toby’s Branch Line its current route.
As time went on, and freight and especially passenger traffic increased on the line, it became apparent Toby needed help on his branch line. Mavis, Thomas, and Percy helped out on the branch line as much as they could, and they still help out to this day, but Sir Topham Hatt realized a full-time engine was needed. In 2006, Hatt purchased a LSWR M7 class tank engine named Laura as a passenger engine for the branch line. Though Laura is a kind and cheerful engine, she is also quite witty, and is known for her sarcastic and snarky mocking of the bigger engines. Laura soon became friends with Toby, Thomas, Percy, and Mavis, though Laura conversely developed a dislike toward Daisy the Diesel Railcar, and to this day the two have a rocky relationship. Still, for many years, Toby and Laura worked harmoniously together, Laura taking most of the passengers, and Toby taking the freight and a few passengers and workmen.
However, as Toby had to do more work on Thomas’ Branch Line and at Anopha Quarry, Sir Topham Hatt realized a new freight engine was needed to help while Toby was busy. In 2014, after a long period of searching and haggling, Sir Topham Hatt acquired a British Rail Class 40 diesel known as D261 (also called ‘the Diesel’ or ‘Class 40’) for a trial period. D261 had first arrived on Sodor in 1962 to assist with goods and express work, but after he insulted the steam engines by saying they were out-of-date and should be scrapped, D261 earned the engines’ vehement scorn. Not long after he arrived on the Island, D261 was scheduled to pull the express, but as he was getting ready, an inspector’s bowler hat got stuck in the diesel’s air intake, causing D261 to stall and feel sick. Duck the Great Western Engine and Stepney the Bluebell Engine took the express instead, and D261 was sent back to the Mainland in disgrace. In 1983, D261 was sent to be scrapped at Crewe, but the Class 40 diesel managed to just barely escape scrap when he was bought by a group of locomotive preservationists; after his brush with death, D261 vowed to change his ways and be more kind. However, his near-scrapping, combined with his embarrassing incident with the bowler hat all those years ago, not only made D261 more of a coward and hypochondriac, but it also earned him the mocking nickname ‘Bowler’.
When D261 returned to Sodor, the engines were quite skeptical of him, as they remembered his anti-steam rhetoric from when he first came to the Island. However, D261’s brush with scrap made him realize that he was now just as outdated as the steam engines he once mocked, which caused D261 to abandon his dislike toward steam engines. Over the next few months, D261 proved himself to be a strong and hardworking engine, although he sometimes broke down. Still, D261’s valiant efforts earned him the begrudging respect of the other engines, though they still teased him with the ‘Bowler’ nickname. After D261’s trial period ended and he became a permanent part of the railway, the Class 40 diesel was sent to the Vicarstown Dieselworks, where he was given an overhaul and restored. Now openly embracing his nickname, Bowler can work just as hard as any other engine, though he is still a hypochondriac and somewhat narcissistic, to the occasional annoyance of the other engines. Bowler used to work on Toby’s Branch Line, but in 2019 was transferred to the Main Line to help with goods work.
The most recent arrival to the branch line is a well-tank engine named Sonny. One of the first engines built with piston valves, Sonny worked at various coal mine on the Mainland. When the colliery Sonny worked for sold him in 1951, Sonny passed through various private owners, before being purchased by the thieves Baz and Bernie. With Sonny, Baz and Bernie attempted to steal various inventions from the 2019 World of Tomorrow Technology Fair at Ulfstead Castle, but were ultimately foiled when they tried to hijack the Shinkansen locomotive Kenji. Sonny was given a second chance by Sir Topham Hatt, who allowed him to stay on Sodor Railways after Sonny saved Diesel from an accident. After a short trial period on the Main Line, Sonny was transferred to Toby's Branch Line, as his strength and smaller size made him more suitable for the branch line than Bowler. Though the other engines initially distrusted Sonny, they soon learned he was a kind and helpful engine who wanted nothing more than to be really useful. Nowadays Sonny handles the goods, Laura the passengers, and Toby helps wherever needed.
Lastly, in terms of rolling stock, Toby has two coaches (Henrietta and Victoria) and luggage van (Elsie) that work with him on the line. For more on them, see the Factbook on Thomas’ Branch Line.
I s'pose that I should, as newly elected Consul for Life, say something.
Okay there ya go.
But in actuality: I'm back, for good, after a couple years of hopping on and off NS. A lot has changed since I was last regularly active, and most of it isn't for the better. Activity across the whole site, from gameside to the Portal to the Multiverse, is down, way down, from the glory days of 2015-2016. Even this region, where I used to fear leaving to go off and RP because I'd come back to 170 messages on the RMB, has all but died, being a few old assholes and a lot of memories left over.
But those assholes are still here.
As your Consul, as your friend, and as this region's undefeated champ in bothering other nations so much I get reported to the mods and lose a nation, I promise that we're gonna work together to revitalize the CoFN: we're gonna work to revitalize the region we've already got, we're gonna work to suck in as many newly-created nations as we can, and we're gonna work to keep them active and invested in the community. Because fůck you, we're too stupid and stubborn to just roll over and die.
It's Tea Time.
THAT'S RIGHT BITCHESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME, IT'S
- OUR SCRUMPTIOUS SNACKS THIS FINE JULY EVENING ARE:
. A JAR FULL OF LIVE BEES!
. SIX APPLES!
. LOOSE SUGAR!
- AND ACCOMPANYING THEM, OUR DELECTABLE DRINKS!
. JAS' JUICES!
. APPLE JUICE!
. THIS FUNNY STUFF THAT I GOT FROM THE BROKEN THERMOMETER!
- AND LASTLY, OUR SCINTILLATING AND SERIOUS STOPICS OF SCONVERSATION!
. HOWIE HAWKINS!
. SIR MIX-A-LOT'S MAGNUM OPUS, "BABY GOT BACK"!
. YOUR LOVE LIFE!!!!!!!!!
The newly elected Consul for Eternity will take the bees, Jas' Juices, and a fine cigar.
- Howie Hawkins: I despise Joe Biden and Donald Trump is worse. I'd write in Bernie if he hadn't spent every waking moment since he dropped out disappointing me. As things are, I'll vote Green. Hawkins 2020.
- Mayonnaise: Haha, white people!
- "Baby Got Back": My dad's favorite song, which is funny at 19 and wildly inappropriate at 9. Also caused me, while working at the Box Office at my university, to pause midsentence during a transaction and tell the customer that it always made me think of my father.
- My love life: My boyfriend, sadly, is still in North Dakota while I'm at home in Missouri. I miss him or whatever. I DONT EVEN LIKE HIM. HES GAY.
Screw it, might as well tag in since it's been a while: gib loose sugar and the funny red poison
Howie Hawkins: Seems better than Stein, but I'm still going for Biden since I'm a filthy centrist shill. If that don't work, vote for EDP445 or the Icon of Sin.
Mayonnaise: I don't like condiments in general, but mayo makes my skin crawl.
Baby Got Back: A good song if we ever re-endorse enhanced interrogation, otherwise, I'll take anything else to listen to
Love life: As existent as the popularity of Karens and Kens in public, so basically non-existent
Wh-what's wrong with condiments