Welcome to The South Pacific! I am Stan Melix, Chairman of the United Socialist States of America (Melicorium) - just call me Melix.
*Gives you a fresh, cold can of Regular Sweetened Melicorian South Pacific Iced Tea, as well as a guide*
Read this guide if you're interested in getting involved in our world-class community! ^_^
- Once you're a member, consider visiting our Office of World Assembly Legislation (OWL) to debate resolutions and get recommendations on how to vote, as well as learning how to write your own WA resolutions.
- Want to talk to all of us in real time, to get all your questions answered, to debate what there is to debate, or just to chill and have a drink of South Pacific Iced Tea? Join us on our Discord server.
- Are you interested in writing and debating laws, and getting involved in the nitty-gritty of regional politics? Join our regional forum and sign up to be a legislator here.
- Interested in helping to craft festivals, events, news articles, and graphics to keep everyone entertained and involved for a long time to come. Join us on Discord
- Interested in the military? Do you want to go out into the wide world of NationStates to protect regions from attackers, and take the fight to them if necessary? The South Pacific Special Forces is just the thing for you. Jump on Discord to sign up.
The sky was pitch black with no stars adorning it, it's only source of light was the moon, which was almost completely covered in fluffy, sheep-like clouds.
Tall mountains towered above everything else in the distance, some of them even seemed to touch the sky.
Near one of those mountains was a dense, picturesque forest. Packed with snow-covered pine trees, and a thick white blanket covering the ground.
Snowflakes drifted down slowly like little dandelions dancing in the wind, and in the middle of that forest, resting on a carefully-arranged pile of leaves, was a small deer.
The hours passed and eventually the sun slowly began to rise. The fawn awoke and stood up, it's brown fur was covered in white spots, like small pearls adorning it's body.
It wandered around the forest, searching for food. It found and ate some leaves, twigs and buds, but that still wasn't enough.
It continued walking, passing by many trees, until it found an apple tree. The deer got on it's hind legs and knocked some apples off the tree, then it ate them. On the ground lied some acorns, which the deer also ate.
While the deer was too distracted eating, a dark silhouette silently approached, hiding behind the trees.
The silhouette belonged to a lone wolf, whose body was covered in many scars. His fur was a gray-ish black, and his teeth were sharp and intimidating.
Fortunately, the wolf accidentally stepped on a nearby twig, alerting the fawn, which promptly ran away.
The fawn ran until it thought it was out of danger, and yet, more wolves approached. This time it was a pack, and while the deer may have been able to run away from one wolf, it would definitely not be able to outrun a whole pack. Still, the deer ran until it was exhausted, but the wolves quickly caught up to it.
After quite a gruesome scene, the wolves were now well fed and swiftly took their leave.
I bought Volaworand's card for a whole 20 pence! What a steal!
I mandellad myself thinking Mads Mikkelsen was Ulrich in Dark WHO HAD A SON with the same name, but I guess it's really Oliver Masucci. They look similar...kind of ??
I had no idea CA even had lakes anymore, unless you mean its lakes of FIRE.
So what you’re telling me is, if I can seize the productions of pistachios forcibly and provide myself with a functioning monopoly and get that many nuts per day, I can become a Demi god and then activate the dream of taking over the world by hiring waves of private militias from my pistachio fortune?
I'm sorry that's not the answer we were looking for. The correct answer is "cancer causing automobiles". Thank you for playing and please enjoy this parting gift of a pair of rabid flea infested penguins shipped directly to you from the wonderous land of Volaworand.
*Stuffs a bag of marshmallows in your mouth, spins you around and pats you on the head and then pushes you out the third story window of the RMB.*
Wait was that the window over the wood chipper or the prickly pear patch? Welp too late to worry about that now.
*Skips away looking for a certain magical vulpine*
Huge amounts of water are diverted from the delta to feed the farms and cities of the Central Valley and southern CA. They plant thousands of acres of orchards then use tricks to get water allocations.
Howdy folks, the Cabinet has released a statement about the current SC resolution that y'all should all take a look at.
11 NOVEMBER 2020
Fellow South Pacificans and friends abroad,
This week, our Office of WA Legislation (OWL) noticed suspicious activity in its surveys on Security Council resolutions. In an effort to increase to participation and representation in the World Assembly, OWL holds regular RMB-based debates on World Assembly resolutions. The outcome of these debates strongly influences our Delegate’s vote on the resolutions.
Our allies in 10000 Islands also alerted the Cabinet and the Council on Regional Security on this suspicious activity and provided more information. We have strong evidence that members of The Black Hawks attempted to manipulate the outcome of Security Council votes related to their interests.
The nation “Rebbid” belongs to known player Martyn, who is a corporal in The Black Hawks, and was founded merely 2 days before immediately joining the World Assembly and casting a vote, without explanation, in favor of “Commend Twobagger.”
The nation “GlowGolden” was founded at the same time and also immediately joined the World Assembly and cast a vote, without explanation, in favor of “Commend Twobagger.” We believe this nation may belong to Steak Paul, a known member of The Black Hawks, due to Steak Paul resigning from the World Assembly a mere 30 seconds before GlowGolden was admitted.
Both Rebbid and GlowGolden nations had moved into newly-founded passworded regions before moving into The South Pacific. We believe this may have been part of an alternate plan to pad “Commend Twobagger” with approvals by creating small single-purposes Delegates, in case it could not reach the voting queue organically.
A similar pattern was spotted with the nation “Seltin.” This nation is older, founded in September 2020 but only days ago rejoined the World Assembly. Their only activity in The South Pacific has been to vote in OWL and their votes track with the interests of The Black Hawks. They voted in favor of “Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls”, which was widely considered to be a thinly-veiled congratulation for the well-known raider. They also voted in favor of “Commend Twobagger.”
The Cabinet of The South Pacific considers this a grave and gross violation of our regional sovereignty by The Black Hawks. We endeavor to create an open community and foster a representative government, and the OWL program has been a great vehicle to introduce the community to the World Assembly. To abuse and attempt to manipulate the outcome of these votes to serve a foreign enemy’s interest is an attack on the integrity of our democracy. The Cabinet retains the authority to override an OWL vote, exactly to prevent something like this from succeeding. We shall do so when necessary. Let it be known to all enemies of the Coalition, and those who would think we can be so easily manipulated, that The South Pacific and our allies are watching.
The Cabinet also takes this opportunity to address the Security Council resolution that has inspired The Black Hawks to again attempt to violate our sovereignty. “Commend Twobagger” is a product of the worst habits of the Security Council and the Gameplay community in general. Let’s be clear: Twobagger betrayed 10000 Islands and joined their enemies in The Black Hawks. Regardless of the motive or anybody’s opinion on that, they are not an active defender and 10000 Islands does not approve of being used in such a manipulative way to commend them. The commendation purposefully misleads the rest of the game into thinking that Twobagger is a current wonderous defender, when in all actuality they are a turncoat raider.
“Commend Twobagger” represents the epitome of bad faith, pettiness, dishonesty, and disrespect that we have sadly come to expect from The Black Hawks. This kind of abuse of the Security Council debases the institution. When a resolution can be pushed through using such dishonest and despicable bad faith, it devalues the whole purpose of Commendations and the Security Council itself. Too many regions underestimate the damage these stunts do. The Black Hawks, and those who aid and abet their remorseless bad faith, are sowing a momentary and fleeting feeling of joy in sticking it to defenders. But we will all reap the disillusionment and discontent that comes when we throw the principles of honestly, good faith, and honorable conduct out of the window.
The South Pacific has voted against this commendation, and we encourage all regions, and all of our allies and partners to join us in doing so. It’s time to stand up for what’s right and foster a game that no longer promotes and rewards manipulation, bad faith, and trolling.
Office of WA Legislation Notification (OWL)
A new proposal has reached the voting floor in the Security Council. OWL has written up a recommendation and collated opinions, and posted them to our Dashboard.
SC: Commend Twobagger
OWL Recommendation: AGAINST
Purpose: To reward Northrop-Grumman's extensive involvement in the creation of NationStates' Dark Theme and more than decade-long maintenance of various recordkeeping efforts with a badge of commendation.
you will need:
• high quality cow juice (what? you think we use low quality shtukovino here? Xa!)
• cheese cloth
first, let the milk and buttermilk come to room temperature
once thats done pour the milk and buttermilk into pot
cover it and put it in warm (around 37 celsius) oven for 1 hour
take it out of oven and place it in warm place and let it sit for one day, when its done it should have the consistency of sgushyonka
place on stove uncovered over low heat for 40 minutes until its warm
then remove from stove and put it in warm place again, let it sit for one day
place on stove uncovered over low heat for 40 minutes, if the cheese starts separating from the whey you're doing it right, if not then start again
turn off the heat and let it sit covered for an hour
afterwards, place 4 layers of cheese cloth over a big colander set inside a large bowl
then pour the cheese mixture over the cheese cloth
tie a knot to your cheese cloth and hang it over the kitchen faucet for 8 to 10 hours
congratulations, you have now made cheese
and if you're not slav enough and need a translation for some of the words i said, here it is:
davai means come on
sgushyonka is sweetened condensed milk
shtukovino means stuff