Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016Cyber Nations Forum Rules
In the process of registering on this forum, all players--including you--agreed to accept these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of Invision Power Board. In doing so you essentially signed an electronic contract pledging to have read the rules and TOS and agreeing to follow the rules and TOS as written. It is your continued responsibility to read, follow, and keep up-to-date with the CN rules.
The following are basic guidelines for use of the Cyber Nations community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning. The forum staff works on a five warn limit policy unless the situation calls for more appropriate action ranging from a verbal warning to a double warn and suspension to an immediate ban, etc. Just because something is not listed specifically here as illegal does not mean it's allowed. All players are expected to use common sense and are personally responsible for reading the pinned threads found in the Moderation forum. Questions regarding appropriateness or other concerns can be sent via PM to an appropriate moderator. A permanent ban on the forums results in a game ban, and vice versa. Please note that the in-game warn system works on a "three strikes you're out" policy and that in-game actions (including warnings and deletions) may not be appealed. For more information regarding in-game rules please read the Cyber Nations Game Rules. 1.) First Warning
2.) Second Warning
3.) Third Warning (48 hour suspension at the forum)
4.) Fourth Warning (120 hour suspension at the forum)
5.) Permanent Ban Game Bans and Forum Bans
If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be subject to removal from the forums AND have your nation deleted and banned from the game at moderator(s) discretion. If you are banned in the game, then you will be banned from the forums. Process of Appeals
Players may not appeal any in-game actions. This includes cheat flags, canceled trades, content removals, warn level increases, nation deletion, and bans from the game. Players may appeal individual forum warnings. You may only appeal a warning if you can show with evidence that it was unwarranted or unduly harsh. If a reasonable amount of time has passed (no less than one month and preferably longer) in which you have demonstrated reformed behavior than you may request a warning level reduction. Wasting staff time with inappropriately filed reports and/or unfounded appeals will result in a warn level raise. Repeat incidences will result in a ban from the forum. Bans are permanent. Banned players may appeal to the Senior Staff if they believe grounds exist (very, very rare) in which they state their case with evidence and why explain why they believe they deserve to be allowed back into Cyber Nations. This process is not quick and the investigation into cases may last three minutes or three weeks or more depending on the individual situation. The only place where discussion of moderator action is acceptable is in the appropriate Moderation forum. Posting commentary on or disagreement with moderator action elsewhere will result in a warn level raise. Posting
All posts must be in English. Common phrases in other languages will be allowed so long as they are translated upon request. Foreign languages are permitted in signatures and avatars, however. Certain areas of the forum require you to have a nation in either standard CN or CN:TE. If you have... A SE and a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are allowed to post in either SE or TE areas of the forum. You must have your CN:TE nation name listed in your profile to post in the CN:TE section of the forum.
Just an SE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are not allowed to post in any TE areas of the forum.
Just a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your TE nation name or ruler name. Your must have your CN:TE nation name listed correctly in your profile. You are not allowed to post in any of the SE areas. You are allowed to post in the water cooler, question center and the moderation forums. Other than that, all your posts need to stay in the TE area. Flame/Flamebait/Trolling
Flaming is expressing anger or lobbing insults at a person/player rather than a character, post, idea, etc. Flamebait are posts that are made with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking another user into rule-breaking. Trolling is submitting posts with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking a specific group into rule-breaking. Forum users should not be participating in any of these, and doing so will result in a warning. Topic Hijacking
Hijacking is forcing the current thread discussion off of the original topic and usually results in spam or flame from either side. Forum users found hijacking threads will be given a warning. Repeat Topics
One topic is enough. Repeat topics will be locked, removed, and the author given a warning. Users found creating repeat topics after others were locked by staff will receive a warn raise. Joke Topics
Topics created as a joke are prohibited. Joke topics will be locked and the author warned. This includes topics in which the author is making an announcement “for” another in-game alliance. Humorous threads are permitted; it is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what is merely satire and what is actually a joke topic. Spam
Spam is defined as creating posts or topics containing only contentless material of any kind. Users found spamming will receive a warning. Examples include (but are in no way limited to) posts containing nothing but smilies, "+1", "QFT", "this" any other one/few-word contentless combination, joke threads, or posts containing quotes and anything that counts as spam by itself. Adding words to a post with the express intent of avoiding a spam warn will result in a warning. These posts and other similar contributions have no substance and hence are considered spam. Posts of "Ave", "Hail" or any other one word congratulatory type are acceptable as one word posts. Emoticon type posts such as "o/" without accompanying text is still not allowed. Posts containing only images are considered spam, unless the image is being used in the Alliance Politics sub-forum and then the actual text of the image be placed into spoiler tags. Posting in All Caps
Posting large amounts of text in capital letters is not permitted. Use discretion when using your caps lock key. No Discussion Forums
There are forums that are not for discussion and are used strictly for game and forum staff to address certain issues, bugs, etc. The following forums are not open to discussion: Report Game Abuse, Report Forum Abuse, and Warn/Ban Appeals. Only moderators and the original poster may post in a thread, period, with absolutely no exceptions. Users found disobeying this guideline will receive an automatic warning for each offense. Moderation Forums
All Moderation forums also maintain pinned threads clearly marked as required reading before posting. Failure to read and follow required reading and procedure in a Moderation forum will result in a warning. Examples include posting requests in the wrong forum, failure to include all required information in posts, etc. The standard of conduct and enforcement of rules in Moderation forums is strictly enforced and the repercussions for disregarding rules or disrespecting staff are harsh. Read the pinned threads before posting and you will be fine. Namecalling
Excessive or unqualified namecalling is not allowed in IC forums; namecalling should also never make up the bulk of a post. Namecalling is prohibited entirely in all OOC forums. Filtered Words
Any attempts to evade the word filter will result in a warning. The terms we have filtered are filtered for a reason and no excuse for evasion will be accepted. Filter evasion includes censoring or deliberately misspelling part of a filtered word. If you link to a website, image, video, etc., containing profanity, please post a disclaimer before the link. The moderation staff may still remove links if the content is deemed too obscene. Harassment
Forum users should not be stalking/harassing others on the forums. Anyone found stalking players from topic to topic, etc., will be subject to a warning. Gravedigging
Gravedigging is not allowed anywhere on the forums. Gravedigging is "bumping" old topics which haven't been active for quite some time (four to seven days is standard depending on the nature of the thread and how many pages back it had been pushed before bump). Your warn level will be raised if you are caught doing this. The Suggestion Box and Black Market forums are partial exceptions to this rule. Suggestions/ideas in that forum may be posted in regardless of age PROVIDING that the reviving post contains constructive, on-topic input to the original topic or discussion. Black Market threads may be bumped by the author if there is new information about the offered exchange (i.e open aid slots). In the Player Created Alliances forum it will not be considered gravedigging to bump a topic up to a year old, so long as the alliance in question still exists and it is not a duplicate thread. Signatures
Those who fail to read and abide by these rules will have their signatures removed and receive a warning. You may have only one image per signature which may not exceed the maximum size of 450 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall. You may have no more than 8 lines of text and text size cannot exceed size 4. Each quote-tag, image and empty line count as a line. Inappropriate Images and Other Disallowed Images
Images that are sexual in nature or have sexual overtones are prohibited. It is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what constitutes sexual overtones. Depictions of kissing are permissible provided there are no sexual implications. Images depicting female nipples are prohibited outright. Making “ASCII art” is prohibited regardless of the image depicted. Using photos or likenesses of another Cyber Nations player is also prohibited. Drug References
Images and posts promoting illegal drug use are prohibited. References to drugs are acceptable only if the moderation staff deems that it is not promoting the use thereof. Obscene Content and/or "Account Suicide"
Anyone caught posting vulgar material (including but in no way limited to pornography, "gross," "tubgirl," "lemonparty," photos depicting RL illegal acts such as violence towards humans or animals, child pornography, death photos, and any other obscene or offensive material in either text form or picture form) will have their account(s) permanently banned, and their ISP contacted along with any other applicable internet and RL authorities. OOC Threats / Revealing Personal Information
An OOC threat of any nature will equate to an automatic ban from the game and forums. Likewise, the publishing of personal information of any other player without their explicit permission is grounds for warning and/or a ban from the game depending on the severity of the offense. Death Threats / Death Wishes
A death threat or a death wish of any nature (including but not limited to telling another player to commit suicide) will result in at very least a 40% warn level increase and 2 day suspension from the forums, with harsher punishments, including a complete ban from the forums and game, up to the discretion of the moderation staff. Quoting Rulebreaking Posts
Do not quote any post with obscene content or any other content that has to be removed by the moderation staff. Doing so makes it more difficult for the moderation staff to find and remove all such content and will result in a warn level increase. Putting rulebreaking posts of any kind in your signature is prohibited. Forum Names
With the exception of moderator accounts, all forum accounts must match up exactly with the ruler name or nation name of your in-game country. Those found not matching up will be warned and banned immediately. Forum account names may not be profane or offensive. Multiple Forum Accounts
With the exception of moderators, if you are caught with multiple forum accounts, the multiple account(s) will be banned, warn level raised, and your identity will be announced by a moderator to the CN community so rule-abiding players can take IC action against you. Multiple forum account offenders will receive a varying percentage warn level raise and/or a permanent ban on a case-by-case basis. Posting For Other Players
Posting for banned or suspended players is prohibited, as is posting for any person without a nation. This includes making warn and ban appeals on their behalf. Imitation &. Impersonation
Imitation in terms of this forum is mimicking the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in an attempt to be satirical or generally humorous. Impersonation in terms of this forum is copying the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in order to present the illusion that the person is in fact that user. Imitation is fine and can be quite funny. Impersonation is disruptive and is warnable. Please pay attention to the subtle difference between these two concepts. A player may not impersonate another player by emulating the characteristics of someone else's past or present account in an attempt to harass, stalk, or flamebait. Creating a new forum account in an attempt to impersonate a standing account will result in deletion and banning without notice. Any attempt at imitation and/or impersonation of moderators and game staff is strictly prohibited and will be met with harsh repercussions. Avatars
Size for avatars is limited by the forum mechanics, therefore there is no size issue for a user to worry about. Avatars must be in good taste, and any avatar containing a picture that is too violent, disgusting, sexually explicit, insulting to another player or staff member, etc. will be removed. Avatars that are potentially seizure inducing will not be permitted. Players may not "borrow" the avatars of any moderator past or present without permission. Swastikas and Nazi Imagery
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Our senators for the month of April are as follows! 1) Northern Empire [Ruler: Northern Empire] [Alliance: The Templar Knights] 10/23/2008 [Team: Maroon (Since 10/23/2008)] 111 2) Benfica-Land [Ruler: Ninja] [Alliance: Nordreich] 2/1/2007 [Team: Maroon (Since 3/1/2014)] 108 3) Creepville [Ruler: Steve Buscemi] [Alliance: Non Grata] 2/7/2007 [Team: Maroon (Since 9/25/2011) 76 4) Kickastan [Ruler: Chuck Normis] [Alliance: Coalition of Royal Allied Powers] 3/4/2007 [Team: Maroon (Since 3/4/2007)] 67 5) Frontier [Ruler: hackerhog] [Alliance: Random Insanity Alliance] 1/9/2008 [Team: Maroon (Since 1/9/2008) 63 For those of you keeping score at home!
TREATY FOR MAROON DOMINANCE Article I: The alliances of Non Grata, Nordreich, and The Last Remnants (“Signatory Alliances”) join together for the mutual domination of Maroon. Article II: Should the Signatory Alliances’ dominance of Maroon be threatened, the Signatory Alliances are obliged to use any and all means necessary to address such threat and to defend one another when in pursuit thereof. Article III: The Signatory Alliances agree to refrain from hostilities against one another, and to resolve all disputes peaceably. Article IV: The Signatory Alliances agree to distribute the Maroon senate seats as follows: 1) Non Grata will hold two (2) senate seats 2) Nordreich will hold two (2) senate seats 3) TLR will hold one (1) senate seat 4) The distribution of senate seats may be changed with the agreement of all signatory alliances Article V: Signatory Alliances agree that they will not sanction the member nations of any of the Signatory Alliances. Article VI: Which alliances constitute a threat, for the purposes of Article I, and how to respond will be determined by the Signatory Alliances on an ad hoc basis. For Non Grata: Abshire, Duumvir Erwin Schrodinger, Duumvir For Nordreich: Oro Iban Aozpi, Kaiser Latexi, Kronprinz Kaiser Hansen, Reichskanzlerin PuliSher, Cancertroll For The Last Remnants: Triumvirate of TLR Kestral Hombre de Murcielago Jgoods45
The Big Happy Maroon family are looking for maroonies to fill trade circles. If you are interested in filling a spot, message Buscemi or me along with your preferred circle type and the alliance you'd prefer to pair with. We've got Non Grata, Nordreich, The Last Remnants, Random Insanity Alliance, Global Order of Darkness, Coalition of Royal Allied Powers, Reavers, Seaworthy Liberian Cardbord Boxes, The Congolese Soukous Society, The Templar Knights, and United Sovereign Nations. Pairings with alliances outside of Non Grata will be the responsibilities of their respective governments, but we will pass your info to them.
A Totally Spooky Early Halloween Themed Announcement from the Random Insanity Alliance Greetings friends and heretics, The Random Insanity Alliance recently held our bimontly elections and you will find the results below. For our Triumvirate, we had an election between making Shadow the God Emperor and electing Ogaden to replace Hyperonic, who chose not to re-run this term. 85.7% of the vote went to making Shadow the God Emperor so he has been given that position as an advisor while Ogaden has been re-elected into the Triumvirate since we have technically not amended the ConstRItution to have a God Emperor yet. A slight oversight but that shall be corrected in the future. We congratulate Shadow on his new position and Ogaden on this return to the Triumvirate where Shadow also remains alongside im317. This marks the return of the previous Triumvirate of Shadow, im317, and Ogaden that everyone knows and loves. For our 64th Cabinet, we had a range of interesting elections. For Head of Internal Affaris we saw Croix win with 66.7% of the vote against anybody but Croix. Thus Croix will continue his work in the position as he has for the previous many months. For Head of Economics, we saw Mogar win with 66.7% of the vote as well (I can only assume the secret CDS faction voted both of the above in power). We welcome him back as he takes over Ogaden's former position as Ogaden returns back to the Triumvirate. Mogar was once Head of Recruitment back in June/July 2012 so we welcome him back to government. And before anyone tells us how crazy we are for having Mogar in gov, just remember our name and also the fact he has been gov previously a few years back and we are still around. For Head of Foreign Affairs, we saw brian win re-election with 33.3% of the vote. The other 66.7% went to DBDC who was disqualified for not being a single person and not being a member of the RIA. Fun times. With brian taking the position this leads to a majority ex-CDS in the cabinet. We'll have to keep an eye on them. For Head of Military Operations, we saw Moth win with 83.3% of the vote after he showed off his unnatural bloodlust during our DBDC conflict but it was realized that he never actually ran for the position so the runner up biofantic gets re-elected with his 16.7% of the vote. For Head of Recruitment, we saw our board's new cactuar mouse clicker win with 71.4% of the votes. It has shown to be very popular and you should visit our boards to see its silliness. However, as its an inanimate object the runner-up dester55 wins re-election with 28.6% of the votes. For Captain Planet, we saw Mydas of CRAP edge out Meatkin Pie by taking 57.1% of the vote. Congrats to Mydas on being our newest Captain Planet. In our first special election of the term for the position of Leo, we saw Kenny (aka Hyperonic) beat out Leo with 83.3% of the vote. We congratulatec him on his new position. In our second special election of the term for the position of Prince of Darkness, we saw Jenne win with 71.4% of the vote against Ozzy Osbourne. We congratulate Jenne on his new position as well. Government for October & November 2014 Triumvirate XII Shadow im317 Ogaden 64th Cabinet Head of Economics: Mogar Head of Foreign Affairs: Brian Head of Internal Affairs: Croix Head of Military Operations: biofantic Head of Recruitment: dester55 Advisors Captain Planet: Mydas (of CRAP) God Emperor Shadow Prince of Darkness Jenne Leo Hyperonic Viceroy cctmsp13 Cactus Emeritus Agent Lemon Delta1212 Hyperonic Moth Shadow Slayer Thunder Strike Floridian Tribal Elder Apophis775 Jenne Economics Report In these past two months we'd like to report an increase in our tech reserves to approximately 328,611 or 78.1% of our 420,663 infrastructure. 47% of our overall nation strength now comes from our tech while 36% comes from infrastructure, 14% from military, and 4% from land. We would like to thank the following alliances for filling our appetite for tech for the previous two month. Each of the following alliances fed us over 1000 tech in the previous term, all of which are also treaty partners of the RIA: The Random Insanity Alliance for feeding us approximately 13,600 tech for $723,000,000.00. As always RIA members continue to help each other grow and increase tech. We are happy that our inter-alliance tech trading remains our highest source of tech. R&R for feeding us approximately 5,100 tech in exchange for $441,000,000.00. As always they remain our largest foreign trade partner, a position which they have continuously remained as for the entirety of the previous several years, even during previous global conflicts. We thank them for continuously being awesome. The New Polar Order for feeding us approximately 4,400 tech in exchange for $48,000,000.00. A large portion of this tech was sent to us for free to help replenish reserves lost during our nuclear war with the DBDC. We thank our good friends in the New Polar Order for this act of generosity. We love you guys. :) The Congolese Soukous Society for feeding us approximately 4,400 tech in exchange for $516,000,000.00. We are happy our new buddies on maroon have risen up to become one of our largest trading partners. The Coalition of Royal Allied Powers for feeding us 3,400 tech in exchange for $258,000,000.00. Some of this was also given to us for free so we thank our buddies in CRAP for continuously being awesome and one of our top trade partners. :) The New Sith Order for feeding us 2,800 tech in exchange for $0. We would like to thank our good friends in the New Sith Order for their generously in helping us further replenish our tech reserves after our nuclear war with the DBDC. We love you guys too! :) Shangri-La for feeding us 1,500 tech in exchange for $78,000,000.00. Some of this was also donated for free and so we thank them for their continued friendship and trading. :) The Templar Knights for feeding us 1,300 tech in exchange for $84,000,000.00. We thank them for their continued friendship and trading. RIA Trade Partner for feeding us approximately 1,300 tech in exchange for $84,000,000.00. We love our RIA trading partners. I would like to remind everyone of this alliance affiliation which is an open AA for anyone who switches to maroon to receive protection from the RIA. Founded back in 2010, the requirements can be found on http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/RIA_Trade_Partner but in summary only include being on maroon, being on the AA, and after which you'll receive protection from the RIA for any unprovoked attacks. There is no real requirement for trading with the RIA on the AA though we do appreciate those that do. If anyone ever needs a temporary home when trying to decide on a new alliance or when being on break from alliances then RIA Trade Partner is a good place to hang out. :) Also special thanks to Farkistan for donating 300 free tech as well. War Report We would recognize the following five nations - Baldr, im317, Jenne, Moth, Ogaden - with the following award - - that displays under their names on our forums for their participation in the First RIA-DBDC Campaign (a.k.a. the Baldr War). These 5 combined fought approximately 14 wars - 9 offensive and 5 defensive - against DBDC nations. We thank them for their service to the RIA. Llama Report In this term's llama rankings we see im317 has barely inched out Ogaden and takes the number 1 llama herd. We look forward to further growth of our member's llama herds. tl;dr
It is mine and RIA's pleasure to announce the following new maroon-wide economic, senate, and anti-aggression treaty. Despite the differences and past conflicts of the various alliances currently calling maroon home, we have all come to recognize that it is better for us to all strive to be one big happy family and thus each of us voluntarily join into the following accords: One Big Happy Family Accords Preamble It is recognized that Maroon alliances are a markedly diverse amalgamation of alliances with a wide ranging set of ideals and beliefs. Because of this, it must be reinforced that all signatory alliances retain sovereignty and are distinct from the collective as represented by this treaty. One Big Happy Family The free trade of resources, money, & technology between members of the family are encouraged to the benefit the sphere as well as each other. Family members and their respective members agree to remain civil to each other at all times, especially in public forums. Furthermore, they agree to resolve all conflicts with other family members through the use of diplomacy and affirm their dedication to avoiding conflict within Maroon. No signatory alliance shall raise arms against a fellow signatory. This agreement does not, however, supersede the activation of any mutual defense clauses within any other agreements that a signatory may hold. Maroon Senate Signatories who retain senate seats, referred to hereafter as Senatorial Alliances, agree to abide by the following guidelines for senate usage. No Senatorial Alliance shall place sanctions, either trade or aid, upon the nations of another signatory alliance. Senatorial Alliances are encouraged to provide fair use of their senate powers to those signatory alliances which do not have senators of their own, where fair use is defined as any request which the Senatorial Alliance determines does not in some way conflict with any other official agreements. Senatorial Alliances also agree to work with other signatories towards a consensus on all team wide events prior to voting. Should a Senatorial Alliance choose to leave the family, they pledge to continue to honor the contents of this section until the end of their current senate term. Amendments The family members may amend these accords with the agreement of every other member of the family. Joining the Family Alliances with over 50% of their membership on maroon may announce their intention to join to a family member at any time. That family member shall bring up a discussion to the others regarding the potential entry. A vote shall be held and at least 75% of the signatories must vote in favor for their entry to be approved. Leaving the Family Alliances wishing to leave the family should give 48 hours notice privately to each other family member before leaving. In addition, if the percentage of maroon nations in a family member drops below 50% then they are automatically considered withdrawn after 48 hours. Signatories For the Coalition of Royal Allied Powers (CRAP), ~ constapatedape, Triumvir Extrodinare ~ Chuck Normis, Triumvir/Founder ~ Raistandantilus - Triumvir, International Man of History ~ CommanderX minister of :boobs: ~ Mydas, Minister of Recruitment ~ liltrekkie, Minister of Finance ~ Dutchmaster, Minister of War/Defense ~ Champcardon of Rudostan, Chancellor of the Coalition of Royal Allied Powers For the Global Order of Darkness (GOD), ~ Xiphosis, Dark Lord ~ Mishie, Lord of the Exterior For Non Grata (NG), The Party Guys (Triumvirs) ~ Erwin Schrodinger, The Master of the Universe ~ Stewie, The Dirty Hippy ~ Lord Nettles, The Lord of the Dance Old Man's Club (Advisors) ~ Caustic, The Bald ~ Derwood, The Old ~ Steve Buscemi, The Sexy Latte ~ MiketheFirst, The Secret Leader ~ dane0, The Blood God ~ King Xander, The Hidden One The Part Timers (Deputies) ~ Duderonomy, The Slow ~ Unkajo (Krihelion), The Poor ~ Abshire, The n00b ~ Banslam, The Experienced The Even More Part Timers (Conclave) ~ Prefontaine, The Lazy ~ Blackclown, The Gunslinger ~ Sunny Side King, The Bear ~ Trigger, The Resident Seer ~ KameraadLenin, The Communist ~ naabgamer, The Dutch ~ King Solomon, The Trader ~ Ying Yang Mafia, The Fluffer The Honoured Ones ~ Titodafarmer For Nordreich (NoR), Albeit with some distaste of the word happy ~ Oro Ibah Aozpi, Kaiser von Nordreich ~ Redneck, Kronprinz ~ TurnipCruncher, Reichskanzler ~ Latexi, Reichsminister of the Interior ~ King Nupe, Reichsminister of Education For the Random Insanity Alliance (RIA), ~ Shadow, By the Grace of Cactuar, His Glorious Excellency The Most Holy, Blessed, and Venerable Eternal Triumvir of Random Insanity and the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging, Captain Planet Emeritus, Supreme Pontiff of the Holy Realms of the Cactuar, Defender of the Faith, Guardian of the Funk, Grand Master of the Most Noble Sovereign Military Order of Cactimus Prime, Central Commander of the Nintuar Clan, Leader and Guide of the Rivolucion, The Ultimate Lifeform, Mystic Dragon Emperor of the Cheeselands, Archduke of Disorder, Overlord of Lunacy, Puppetmaster of Chaos, etc. ~ im317, Triumvir, Former Elder of PotD, Enemy of Spelling, Secretly a Dog ~ Ogaden, Spammer of Inboxes, Head of Economics, Buzzkill Extraordinaire ~ biofantic, Head of Military Operations, Master of the Galaxy, the 5th ghostbuster, Singer of great epics, Divider of Canyons, Emperor of Emperors, Leader of the New Generation, Squire to Shadow's Shadow's Shadow's Shadow, Lighter of lights, Secret Fascist Leader of the People ~ dester55, *sig goes here* ~ Croix, Assistant to Shadow ~ Jenne, Master of Puppets, Slave to the Man, Former Minister of Every'f'ing'thing, doombird mercenary extraordinaire ~ Moth, signs teamwide treaties while declaring war on DBDC nations :D :D :D ~ cctmsp13, viceroy For Reavers, For the Seaworthy Liberian Cardboard Boxes (SLCB), ~ porksaber, blood god of the seaworthy liberian boxes. For The Congolese Soukous Society (TCSS), ~ Landru the Falcon, Mobutu of Kinshasa and Keeper of the Mobutuist Pantheon ~ Jacob Hanson, Mobutu of Lubumbashi and Most Authentic Jacobin ~ Cshoes, Mobutu of Gbadolite and Most Authentic Shoe Man For The Last Remnants (TLR), Triumvirate ~ Kestral ~ Hombre de Murcielago ~ Elorian For The Templar Knights (TTK), Grand master ~ Merick Marshals ~ Mandystalin ~ Sojourner ~ Lolatyou ~ rustikus Elder council ~ Mother empire ~ Konatantine ~ Bratsalvia ~ Nuclearglow For the United Sovereign Nations (USN), ~ FluffyEwunga AKA Cora Mcstrap, Queen ~ Rylejed, Prime Minister & Minister of Finance ~ Buckner, Minister of Foreign Affairs ~ Rick, Minister of Internal Affairs ~ Plato33, Minister of Trade ~ Noreen, Minister of Recruitment
ShadowDragon posted a topic in Alliance Announcements (IC)July 23, 2006 A day which changed the world. A small band of misfits and crazy people flew from another world into this one. We called ourselves the Random Insanity Alliance. So much has happened in these past 8 years. We have had many a friend and enemy. So many members have come and gone. Those that are gone will long be remembered and those that remain or return will always be brothers. Since our founding 8 years ago, the RIA has had many flags: [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] [hr] Some facts about the RIA: * RIA originally spawned out of the Random Insanity social board on GameFAQs. * RIA's original purpose for invading Planet Bob was to help the "Red Team" (NPO) defeat the LUEnited Nations. * ~47% (28 out of 60) of our current membership has been in RIA government for at least one term in our history. * RIA is and has always been a democratic republic. Elections occur every 2 months. Long ago they used to occur every month but this changed via an amendment in early 2009 to allow more time for the Cabinet to implement longer term goals. * RIA is on its 3rd ConstRItution which has been amended 6 times since it took effect in December 2007. * RIA is currently on its Eleventh Triumvirate and prior to its establishment we had 9 single Leaders & 9 Co-Leaders . Each Triumvir serves 6 month terms with a different Triumvir up for election every 2 months. The Leader and Co-Leader in the alliance's beginnings each served 1 month terms. * RIA originally switched to a Triumvirate mainly because Delta1212, Azural, and Moth kept rotating around and defeating each other as Leader. So Delta re-wrote the ConstRItution for the RIA to have 3 leaders instead of 1. * RIA's longest serving Triumvir and government member is Shadow who took office on August 10, 2008 and has been re-elected ever since. * RIA is currently on its 62nd Cabinet. Our Cabinet consists of 5 members each in charge of a different department: Foreign Affairs, Internal Affairs, Military Operations, Recruitment, and Economics. Each position is up for election every 2 months. * RIA's current forums are our second forums and have existed since April 2007. They have had 358906 posts, 28813 Topic, and 4030 members since their creation. * The RIA is officially a maroon team alliance. 59/60 members of the RIA are on the maroon team. The RIA is ConstRItutionally mandated to always be on the maroon team. The part of the ConstRItution this is in can never be amended or removed from any future ConstRItution. * In the same clause as the above, it states that the RIA cannot constitutionally disband or merge into alliance unless 80% of its total membership approve of doing so in a poll of indefinite length. * RIA's original IRC channel - #RIA on esper.net - was banned after one of the early Great Moth Summonings. It is told in legends that an infidel, one of the operators of the network, attempted to shut down the great summoning and was treated with many a insult in response including an ASCII middle finger from our webmaster. In response to this, the channel and most of our active irc membership got nuked from the network. Thus expediated our migration to synIRC and eventually Coldfront where #RIA lives today after synIRC died out. * The RIA has fought in 14 wars throughout our history against a total of 35 alliances. Of those 35, only 12 are alive today. * The RIA has fought 3 alliances twice: Valhalla, Nordreich, and the Siberian Tiger Alliance. * The RIA declared the Maroon Defense Coalition, a member of The Initiative, in Great War III due to having some grievances against them but had no treaty ties to the Aegis side nor any MDP+ treaties at that time. * The RIA joined the Grand Union of Alliances for Rapport and Defense (GUARD) bloc in July 2007 only for it to collapse less then a month later. Coincidence? You decide. >_> * The RIA was declared on by the League of Extraordinary Nations and OTF Alliance in the War of the Coalition (WoTC/NoCB War) but both of those alliances later came to the RIA's defense in the Karma War. We sometimes have that effect on people. * The RIA has never taken a penny of reps in any war. The only 2 alliances that have taken reps from us, the Maroon Defense Coalition and Grand Global Alliance, are no longer in this world. Coincidence? You decide. >_> * The RIA once peaked at 389 members in November 2007 thanks mainly due to the recruiting efforts of a former member known as Vintus. * According to our records, the RIA peaked at exactly 6,300,000 on November 27, 2011. * The RIA is currently at its highest known average nation strength of ~55,000. * The RIA was once a sanctioned alliance. It first become one on February 21, 2011. Our forum tag was the first .gif submitted & accepted: * The RIA maintains 9 separate treaties with the Coalition of Royal Allied Powers with our relationship beginning on November 11, 2007 when we first signed a protectoRIte pact with them. * The RIA's oldest active defense treaty is the Chestnut Accords between CRAP, GOD, RIA, and TTK signed on December 27, 2008. * The RIA and TTK have an active non-aggression pact which was signed on October 20, 2006 - making it one of the oldest treaties in existence. * The RIA and USN also maintain an active non-aggression pact which was signed on February 3, 2007 making it also one of the oldest treaties in existence. * To complete the circle the TTK and USN also have a non-aggression pact which was signed on January 13, 2007 creating a circle of ancient NAPs between 3 of maroon's oldest alliances. * Even if the other signatories do not, the RIA recognizes having an optional non-aggression pact known as Bastion (http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Bastion_(2nd)) with the Independence Republic of Orange Nations, The Order of the Paradox, and Umbrella. * The most active foreign embassies on the RIA forums are: the Independent Republic of Orange Nations with 3468 posts, the New Polar Order with 1591 posts, the New Pacific Order with 1561 posts, the Coalition of Royal Allied Powers with 1420 posts, R&R with 1006 posts, and the New Sith Order with 812 posts. * The RIA, in an attempt to emulate the NSA, maintains vast records on the world we live on. RIA's cybernetic overlord - RI5- maintains records of 95% of every war & aid transaction, and daily statistics on alliances on Planet Bob since 2011 thanks to our overlord admin's daily downloadable stat archives. Alongside these it maintains records of past spy reports, a nation advisor for our members which tracks their growth, and numerous other fun tools. * Via RI5, RIA's tech trading is entirely automated with daily reminder PMs coming out to those who should send or be receiving tech. Since the beginning of 2014, the RIA has traded $7,537,000,238.00 & 106752 tech. Of this the RIA internally traded $4,267,000,238.00 & 50,051 tech, the RIA and R&R traded $1,404,000,000.00 & 28,500 tech, and the RIA & CRAP traded $444,000,000.00 & 9,499 tech. Thanks to R&R & CRAP for contributing an overwhelming amount to our tech growth. * The RIA is just about to hit 300,000 tech! * This announcement is slightly early since we don't technically turn 8 until 1:40:31 PM when the first RIAer made his nation, however Shadow is impatient and announced it early. * Shadow has written an estimated 90% of the RIA's announcements over the last ~5 years. For some strange reason RIAers still let him do them all. RIAers are known to each maintain vast herds of llamas. The RIA forum keeps track of how many llamas each member and foreign dignitaries have. The top llama herders are as followed: The RIA recognizes all of those who have served in government throughout the years and who each helped shape the RIA's course in this world: * Aaron * Agent Lemon * ananegg * Atonichis775 * Arsenal 10 * Artema Dragon * Azural * bioakky * Bluestrike * brian * C-zom (wethepeople) * cctmsp13 * cheeseaholic * Crazyisraelie * Croix * Damen * Delta1212 * dester55 * Dontasemebro * DrunkWino * Emperor Whimsical * EnragedLobster * Flask * gangs20003 * Grand Poobah Marx * GrilledSlug * Hyperonic * iKrolm * im317 * invincible13matt * Jenne * Joga Bonito * Kaiser * King Death II * King Sqrt * Kloo Shanko * Lanna * Leo * Lord Doom * Loren * Mogar * Moth * Myrrh * Nitemarebforcrismas * Ogaden * Omega-Red * Pinwheel * Prince Tomb * Princess Celly * Queue1 * reoga * rlrcstrnthuist * rodrod * Shadow * Shadow Slayer * Shyox * smeeth * SWAT128 * Thunder Strike * uchiha * Vector * Vintus * VL * zblewski * zombie2000 * The RIA's processed applications boards contains 1663 accepted applications & 490 denied/invalid applications since April 2007. We remember & recognize all those former members of the RIA for their contributions to our history. May they one day find their way back to us or continue living their lives to their fullest. The RIA has fought the following alliances in our history, most of which were fun battles: To those that are still alive: it was fun. :) * Argent * Echelon * Global Alliance and Treaty Organization * Kaskus * League of Small Superpowers * Non Grata * Nordreich * Orange Defense Network * Siberian Tiger Alliance * The International * United Purple Nations * Valhalla To those that are no longer in this world: we still remember you. :) * Eclipsis * Exodus * Federal Domestic Agency * Grand Global Alliance * Hydra * Illuminati * Imperial Assault Alliance * League of Extraordinary Nations * Maroon Defense Coalition * Nations Fighting Together * Nebula-X * Nuclear Fire * OTF Alliance * Quantum * Republic of Dark Knights * Rubber Ducky Division * Seaworthy Liberian Cardboard Boxes * SNAFU * The German Empire * The Order of Light * Virtuoso * War Making Tyrants The RIA currently maintains treaties with the following friends: * Ascended Republic of Elite Republics * Coalition of Royal Allied Powers * Delusions of Grandeur * Farkistan * Global Order of Darkness * Independent Republic of Orange Nations * New Polar Order * New Sith Order * R&R * Shangri-La * The Templar Knights * United Sovereign Nations The RIA has recognized the Green Protection Agency's neutrality since December 2006. The RIA remembers the following former friends who we drifted apart from: * Global Democratic Alliance * New Pacific Order * North Atlantic Defense Coalition * Overclockers UK * Sparta * The Democratic Order * Viridian Entente The RIA remembers the following friends who decided to make themselves a part of the RIA: * Celestial Being * PoTD Alliance * Sol The RIA remembers the following friends who are now only a part of the history of this world: * \m/ * 57th Overlanders * Aeon * Apocalypse * Armed Coalition of Valor * Arrow of Chiron * Asgaard * Atlantic Shadow Confederation * Atlantis * Auxiliary Army * Bel Air * Blatantly Awesome Coalition of Nations * Commonwealth of Sovereign Nations * Confederation of Organized Nations * Confederation Of Radical Elites * Cronus * Element * Elitist Global Superstructure * Fellowship of Unified Nations * Frontline Formation Coalition * Goa'uld Empire * Goon Order of Neutral Shoving * Gotham * Greenland Republic * Hegemony of Periphery States * HeroesOfGaming * Imperial Assault Alliance * Imperium Romanum * International Communist Party * International Protection Agency * International States of Solidarity and Freedom * Klingon Empire * Knights of the Imperial Cross * League of United Defense * LUEnited Nations * Maroon Revolutionaries Alliance * Monos Archein * Mushroom Kingdom * Nemesis * New Sakura Order * Norden Verein * Northern Treaty Organization * Novus Orbus * Nuclear Proliferation League * Order of Feudalistic Security * People's Front of Judea * Ragnarok * Rapture * Republic of Allied Defenses * Socialistic Empire * Silence * Soliders of Legion * Soliders of Liberty * SOS Brigade * Spootland Alliance of Allied Allies * Spootland-Phantom Alliance of Allied Allies * Team Allied Guardians Alliance * The Angelic Sanctuary * The Brain * The Corporation * The Eagle Nebula * The Four Horsemen * The Immortals * The Order of Halsa * The Order of Righteous Nations * The Other Side * The Phoenix Collective * The Realm * The Shadow Accord * The Shadow Confederacy * The Shadow Confederacy Empire * Through Yggdrasil's Roots * Union of Integrated National Entities The RIA remembers the following former ProtectoRItes that are now a part of history: * Alliance of Powerful Penguinz * Cat Land * Elite Guardians of Peace * Forte * Grand Central Agency * Indigo Defense Force * Maroon Confederacy of Allied Nations * O_o * Oblivion * People's Front of Judea * Relentless Resistance Alliance * RI Nation * The Four Horsemen * The Unitican Empire * The Unitican Federation * Troy * United Defense Contractors * United Pastafarian Alliance Coalition * Western Intelligence Inquisition * Zombieland Recommended reading: birthdays -1st Birthday: http://z15.invisionfree.com/Cyber_Nations/index.php?showtopic=78030 -2nd Birthday: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=29049 -3rd Birthday: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=64247 -4th Birthday: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=89597 -5th Birthday: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/103866-whats-this-you-mean-they-still-havent-been-locked-up-yet/ -6th Birthday: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/112374-random-insanity-rising/ -7th Birthday: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/117670-lucky-number-seven-year-of-the-llama/ random select interesting and/or controversial topics - RIA's first forum topic ever: http://z15.invisionfree.com/Cyber_Nations/index.php?showtopic=21571 - RIA-LUE NAP: http://z15.invisionfree.com/Cyber_Nations/index.php?showtopic=44600 - RIA DoW on MDC: http://z15.invisionfree.com/Cyber_Nations/index.php?showtopic=60142 - RIA hits 1 million NS!: http://z15.invisionfree.com/Cyber_Nations/index.php?showtopic=74889 - RIA joins GUARD: http://z15.invisionfree.com/Cyber_Nations/index.php?showtopic=78894 - RIA burritos GUARD: http://z15.invisionfree.com/Cyber_Nations/index.php?showtopic=82203 - Formation of SuperFriends: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=814 - PoTD merges into RIA: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=4970 - RIA-GOONS cancellation: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=13127 - SF DoW on Illuminati: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=15735 - Formation of SPAM: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=20949 - RIA-NPO treaty: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=26977 - Formation of Teen Titans: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=37421 - Formation of Chestnut & MEP: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=43558 - Formation of Bastion: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=48548 -SF - C&G Tea Party: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=59103 -RIA-TORN cancellation: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=54371 -On Order: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=53962 -NPO-RIA cancellation: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=63277 -SF Q&A: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/104209-open-invitation-from-the-superfriends/ -RIA DoW on IAA&SLCB: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/97433-you-wanted-us-to-come-at-you/ -RIA-VE cancellation: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/100741-ria-treaty-cancellation/ -RIA-NpO treaty: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/106786-winter-came-prematurely/ -SF dissolution: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/117084-amicitiae-nostrae-memoriam-spero-sempiternam-fore/ Thanks to all who helped contribute to our history and to all who will continue doing so until the day we fade from this world. Forums: http://rialliance.net/ (Come visit & party with us) IRC: #RIA on Coldfront Wiki: http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Random_Insanity_Alliance In-game: http://www.cybernations.net/alliance_display.asp?ID=10038 As part of the celebrations, I'm hosting a BioShock Infinite free raffle giveaway on our forums if anyone is interested in entering and trying for the chance to win it on steam. :) /s/ Random Insanity Alliance Shadow, Triumvir im317, Triumvir Hyperonic, Triumvir Ogaden, Head of Economics Biff Webster, Head of Foreign Affairs Croix, Head of Internal Affairs biofantic, Head of Military Operations GrilledSlug, Head of Recruitment Moth, Cactus Emeritus Shadow Slayer, Cactus Emeritus Thunder Strike, Cactus Emeritus atonichis775, Floridian Tribal Elder Jenne, Floridian Tribal Elder cctmsp13, Viceroy Arsenal 10, Officer Leo plays with Arse Aithne, HotDoG Beefmonger414 (Shadow Legolas), He Who Started It All - "RI, let us conquer LUE" Shyox, Founder llamavore, The Retired Former Love God dester55, Overlooked RIAer BaronOfBeef, RIAer Blooddraken, RIAer brian, RIAer Dostoevsky, RIAer Emperor abcd, RIAer Ender003, RIAer EuphyTheGreat, RIAer Fire Angel, RIAer Gangs20003, RIAer Grand Duke Zachary, RIAer hackerhog, RIAer Hijk143, RIAer Kerensky, RIAer King Srqt, RIAer lBrONSON, RIAer Leonardothered, RIAer Lord Kookus, RIAer LordShaiyan, RIAer Lupus, RIAer Mangoo, RIAer Mr Monday, RIAer Morriarty , RIAer Predrag Glavash, RIAer Princess Celly, RIAer Rainbro, RIAer Reoga, RIAer rodrod, RIAer SGMARTIN, RIAer Shin One, RIAer snkill, RIAer SoccerNation, RIAer Syamantak Sen, RIAer Sylis, RIAer TwoBills, RIAer Uchiha, RIAer umar420e, RIAer UndiscoveredBum, RIAer unknownjoker, RIAer walruskkkch, RIAer wolfbain, RIAer Zblewski, RIAer tl;dr It all started when our adventure-loving...adventurer, Cactuar, woke up in a magical pumpkin patch. It was the fifth time it had happened. Feeling scarcely exasperated, Cactuar attacked a ninja pumpkin, thinking it would make him feel better (but as usual, it did not). Giggling like schoolgirl, he realized that his beloved pie was missing! Immediately he called his so-called buddy, Funktuara. Cactuar had known Funktuara for (plus or minus) one million years, the majority of which were eccentric ones. Funktuara was unique. She was smart though sometimes a little... crazy. Cactuar called her anyway, for the situation was urgent. Funktuara picked up to a very glad Cactuar. Funktuara calmly assured him that most legless puppies grimace before mating, yet albino cats usually flamboyantly panic *after* mating. She had no idea what that meant; she was only concerned with distracting Cactuar. Why was Funktuara trying to distract Cactuar? Because she had snuck out from Cactuar's with the pie only six days prior. It was a exotic little pie... how could she resist? It didn't take long before Cactuar got back to the subject at hand: his pie. Funktuara sneezed. Reluctantly, Funktuara invited him over, assuring him they'd find the pie. Cactuar grabbed his hiptonicotamus and disembarked immediately. After hanging up the phone, Funktuara realized that she was in trouble. She had to find a place to hide the pie and she had to do it recklessly. She figured that if Cactuar took the giraffe, she had at least nine minutes before Cactuar would get there. But if he took the time machine? Then Funktuara would be excessively screwed. Before she could come up with any reasonable ideas, Funktuara was interrupted by eleven selsea kitten Kiwis that were lured by her pie. Funktuara turned red; 'Not again', she thought. Feeling stunned, she aggressively reached for her carrot and thoughtfully lunged towards every last one of them. Apparently this was an adequate deterrentthe discouraged critters began to scurry back toward the disease-infested jungle, squealing with discontent. She exhaled with relief. That's when she heard the time machine rolling up. It was Cactuar. As he pulled up, he felt a sense of urgency. He had had to make an unscheduled stop at Seven-Eleven to pick up a 12-pack of gerbils, so he knew he was running late. With a deft leap, Cactuar was out of the time machine and went wildly jaunting toward Funktuara's front door. Meanwhile inside, Funktuara was panicking. Not thinking, she tossed the pie into a box of dull pencils and then slid the box behind her hiptonicotamus. Funktuara was pleased but at least the pie was concealed. The doorbell rang. 'Come in,' Funktuara wildly purred. With a mighty push, Cactuar opened the door. 'Sorry for being late, but I was being chased by some pestering self-righteous samurai in a illusioned out go kart,' he lied. 'It's fine,' Funktuara assured him. Cactuar took a seat excruciatingly close to where Funktuara had hidden the pie. Funktuara shuddered trying unsuccessfully to hide her nervousness. 'Uhh, can I get you anything?' she blurted. But Cactuar was distracted. A few freaknasty minutes later, Funktuara noticed a funny-smelling look on Cactuar's face. Cactuar slowly opened his mouth to speak. '...What's that smell?' Funktuara felt a stabbing pain in her fingernail when Cactuar asked this. In a moment of disbelief, she realized that she had hidden the pie right by her oscillating fan. 'Wh-what? I don't smell anything..!' A lie. A abrasive look started to form on Cactuar's face. He turned to notice a box that seemed clearly out of place. 'Th-th-those are just my grandma's ninja stars from when she used to have pet disease-carrying chipmunks. She, uh...dropped 'em by here earlier'. Cactuar nodded with fake acknowledgment...then, before Funktuara could react, Cactuar skillfully lunged toward the box and opened it. The pie was plainly in view. Cactuar stared at Funktuara for what what must've been eleven nanoseconds. In a blinding moment of misguided bravado, Funktuara groped charismatically in Cactuar's direction, clearly desperate. Cactuar grabbed the pie and bolted for the door. It was locked. Funktuara let out a enticing chuckle. 'If only you hadn't been so protective of that thing, none of this would have happened, Cactuar,' she rebuked. Funktuara always had been a little clueless, so Cactuar knew that reconciliation was not an option; he needed to escape before Funktuara did something crazy, like... start chucking bananas at him or something. Suddenly inspired by the wise teachings of Confuscious, he gripped his pie tightly and made a dash toward the window, diving headlong through the glass panels. Funktuara looked on, blankly. 'What the hell? That seemed excessive. The other door was open, you know.' Silence from Cactuar. 'And to think, I varnished that window frame four days ago...it never ends!' Suddenly she felt a tinge of concern for Cactuar. 'Oh. You ..okay?' Still silence. Funktuara walked over to the window and looked down. Cactuar was gone. Just yonder, Cactuar was struggling to make his way through the foxy forest behind Funktuara's place. Cactuar had severely hurt his ear during the window incident, and was starting to lose strength. Another pack of feral Kiwis suddenly appeared, having caught wind of the pie. One by one they latched on to Cactuar. Already weakened from his injury, Cactuar yielded to the furry onslaught and collapsed. The last thing he saw before losing consciousness was a buzzing horde of Kiwis running off with his pie. But then the Almighty, the All Powerful, the Great One, RIctuar came down from above with His ten thousand needles and restored Cactuar's pie. Feeling exasperated, RIctuar smote the Kiwis for their injustice. Then He got in His gerbil rocket and jettisoned away with the fortitude of 200,000 hissing sloths running from a shrunken pack of man-eating capybaras. Cactuar tripped with joy when he saw this. His pie was safe. It was a good thing, too, because in four minutes his favorite TV show, 'What's new in the RIA?' , was going to come on (followed immediately by 'When man-eating capybaras meet 3-legged wallabies'). Cactuar was pleased. And so, everyone except the samurai and a few bloody glove-toting hissing sloths lived blissfully happy, forever after. tl;dr of the tl;dr In the world Cupcakery, there lived a smattering of ingredients in an encampment known as the Cupboard. It was a dark and despairing place. As drab as it was, the ingredients referred to it as their homeafter all, what else did they have? The encampment was run by the Brownies. The Brownies did not let anyone burritosunless, that is, the ingredient was Chosen. Every month or so, an ingredient would be Chosen by the Brownies leader, Cocoa, to burritos and become one with the Cakea glorious place where the ingredients believed they would find eternal bliss. Whenever the Brownies announced that they had selected another ingredient to burritos, every member of the Cupboard hoped that this time, the Brownies would choose them. Life in the Cupboard had always been like this. Everyone did what they could to help the other ingredients get by, and although they hated being in the Cupboard, it became bearable. Cupboard life was routine. Nothing ever upset the balance of their world, or caused anyone great distress. One ingredient, by the name of Vanilla, was the favorite of the ingredients. Many ingredients wondered why he had not been Chosen by the browniesthey figured that if anyone had earned it, he had. Vanilla eventually became leader of the Cupboard, and worked to create a much more bearable life for all. After many years, the day came when Vanilla was Chosen by the Brownies to become One with the Cake. Many were heartbroken to see him burritos, but no one questioned his worth. The Brownies escorted him out of the Cupboard, and the gate was firmly shut behind them. After burritos the Cupboard, Vanilla was brought to a group of other ingredients. He had never seen any of them before, which led him to suspect they had come from other encampments. They all looked excited to have been selected to become Chosen. The group was lead to a building, and each ingredient was placed in a room, and told that they had to wait in their rooms until called to become One with the Cake. As Vanilla patiently waited for his turn to come, he heard a whisper from his window. Curious, he glanced overand saw Sprinkles, an Ingredient that had been Chosen when he was still young. Vanilla leaned over the windowsill, shocked. "Why are you here? How are you not One with the Cake?" Vanilla asked. Sprinkles shushed him, and motioned for him to quickly climb through the window and join him outside the building. Puzzled, Vanilla obliged. Sprinkles then led Vanilla to a corner of the encampment, and explained to Vanilla what the Brownies were really doing. Pastrycide, he said, was the process of taking parts from all the so called Chosen and combining them to form new Brownies. A millennia ago, the Brownies had been peaceful and coexisted with the ingredients, but were a desperate and dying race. Then, Cocoa had risen up to become their leader. They began to hunt ingredients for food, and make more Brownies. When almost all the Ingredients had been hunted to near extinction and the Brownies much more numerous, Cocoa had decided that the only way to successfully continue as a race would be to farm these ingredients by creating camps. They all agreed this was necessary, and set up the camps. The lie about Cake was born. When you were Chosen, they really were going to tear you apart and simply make more Brownies, Sprinkles revealed. Vanilla was shocked. His entire life, everything he had believed about the Cake was a lie. He saw Pastrycide for what it truly was nowsomething sinister and evil. He swore to himself that he would stop it, at any cost. It was his duty, as the leader of his people. "With your strength and my knowledge, we can break into the Cupboard and unite the other ingredients in an uprising against the Brownies," Sprinkles said."To do so though, we will need the Key to the encampment, held by Cocoa." Sprinkles and Vanilla traveled to Cocoa's castle, and camped outside the walls. "I am much too old to climb these walls," Sprinkles told Vanilla. "You must do it yourself." Vanilla leapt up, and scaled the walls, entering the castle through a window. Soon he found the chest that held the Key to the encampmentsVanilla took it, and quickly returned to the window he had entered from. Cream Cheese Frosting was waiting for him though. She was beautiful, chosen by Cocoa to be his queen long ago Seeing Vanilla with the Key, she asked him "Why not stay with me here? Together we can overthrow Cocoa and take command of the Brownies. We can rule Cupcakery!" Although Cream Cheese Frosting was beautiful, Vanilla knew that beneath her physical looks, she was as sinister as Cocoa. He could not trust her. Without looking at or answering her, Vanilla dove through the window, and rushed off with Sprinkles. Together, Vanilla and Sprinkles used the Key to sneak back into the Cupboard. There, they gathered all the ingredients. The members of the Cupboard were stunned; here were two of the Chosen, who were supposed to be One with the Cake. Why were they now standing in front of them? Then Vanilla and Sprinkles told them about Pastrycide. The ingredients were skeptical at first, but then they saw it as truth. They were enraged, and decided to take action. They rose up as a group and charged the Brownies, led by Vanilla. After a long fight, more and more camps were rescued from the Brownies' hold. The Brownies were enraged, and began to push the ingredients back. Vanilla and Sprinkles found Cocoa leading the charge, and singled him out in combat. During the fighting, he struck Sprinkles downseeing this, Vanilla attacked back with renewed vigor, and vanquished Cocoa. Seeing their leader fall, the Brownies began to fall back, and flee. After many days of hard fighting, the ingredients won their freedom, albeit at great cost. There was much rejoicing, but then they askednow what? They had been given the boons of truth and freedom. What was next? They looked to Vanilla, who said - Now, we build the New World. tl;dr of tl;dr of tl;dr
The Book of Maroon Introduction The Global Order of Darkness and the Random Insanity Alliance have remained close allies since October 31, 2007. We became friends following the Unjust War and through the years we have lived through good times, bad times, controversy, power, and decline. Our relationship is one that has seen its fair share of controversy but we have endured and it was made stronger through such trials. We have watched countless friends and enemies come and go over the years but we have remained brothers. The leadership of both alliances trust each other implicitly due to our long history and hope to continue this bond for as long as we can. We have fought side by side on the same front in 6 global wars in both victory and defeat. Always being brothers through various blocs, recently we realized we don't actually have an individual treaty and thus we have sought to remedy this situation with the following... Chapter 1. Genesis Recognizing the years of mutual trust and friendship between us, the Global Order of Darkness and the Random Insanity Alliance do hereby agree that we will continue to strive to maintain our brotherhood. Chapter 2. Exodus We agree to each other that we will never lift up arms or plot against the other in any way, shape, or form. Chapter 3. Leviticus We agree that we shall always maintain close communication and share any and everything of interest that could affect the other. Chapter 4. Numbers We agree that should our brotherhood come under assault from heathens and non-believers, we shall strive to strike back together as a united front, as it has been since long ago, as it shall remain. Chapter 5. Deuteronomy We agree that should one of us strike out against someone they see as a foe, we shall always retain the option of assisting... because let's be honest now. Heresy Should either side wish to renounce the Book, they must give the other at least a week notice before it becomes official. /s/ For the Global Order of Darkness, ~Xiphosis, Dark Lord ~Mishie, Lord of the External For the Random Insanity Alliance, ~Shadow, By the Grace of Cactuar, His Glorious Excellency The Most Holy, Blessed, and Venerable Eternal Triumvir of Random Insanity and the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging, Captain Planet Emeritus, Supreme Pontiff of the Holy Realms of the Cactuar, Defender of the Faith, Guardian of the Funk, Grand Master of the Most Noble Sovereign Military Order of Cactimus Prime, Central Commander of the Nintuar Clan, Leader and Guide of the Rivolucion, The Ultimate Lifeform, Mystic Dragon Emperor of the Cheeselands, Archduke of Disorder, Overlord of Lunacy, Puppetmaster of Chaos, etc. ~ im317, Triumvir, Former Elder of PotD, Enemy of Spelling ~ Ogaden, Ruiner of Everything, Buzzkill Extraordinaire, RI5 Developer, Viceroy of the Nuclear Proliferation League, Head of Economics, yeah man ~ Croix, not having the same sig on multiple treaties ~ biofantic, Head of Military Operations, Master of the Galaxy, the 5th ghostbuster, Singer of great epics, Divider of Canyons, Emperor of Emperors, Leader of the New Generation, Squire to Shadow's Shadow's Shadow's Shadow, Lighter of lights, Secret Fascist Leader of the People ~ Biff Webster, Biff Webster. ~ cctmsp13, viceroy tl;dr crazy people
It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order - and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order. Greetings friends, heretics, and non-believers, The Holy Alliance of the Cactuar, more commonly referred to as the Holy Realm of the Llama or even the Random Insanity Alliance, recently completed another fun election cycle. We call them elections but they tend to consist of drawing names out of a hat or some other such silliness. Somehow the insane party once again overcame the random party and decided to re-elect Shadow, By the Grace of Cactuar, His Glorious Excellency The Most Holy, Blessed, and Venerable Eternal Triumvir of Random Insanity and the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging, Captain Planet Emeritus, Supreme Pontiff of the Holy Realms of the Cactuar, Defender of the Faith, Guardian of the Funk, Grand Master of the Most Noble Sovereign Military Order of Cactimus Prime, Central Commander of the Nintuar Clan, Leader and Guide of the Rivolucion, The Ultimate Lifeform, Mystic Dragon Emperor of the Cheeselands, Archduke of Disorder, Overlord of Lunacy, Puppetmaster of Chaos, etc. This re-elections marks Shadow's 13th term as Triumvir, first taking office back in August 2008, a fact which scares him sometimes... Triumvir: Shadow His re-election maintains the current Triumvirate XI of Shadow, im317, and Hyperonic. We also had the election for the 62nd Cabinet of the RIA: First, for our Head of Economics, the fine people of the RIA have decided to choose the Iron Bank of Braavos. We look forward to their work and they have appointed Ogaden as their representative. Ogaden got the position after running with the promise of "I will continue to annoy and message you should you choose to re-elect me as your HoE, in my eternal and unyielding quest to stuff as much tech into every available orifice I can get my hands into, and some that I can't." This message seems to have been strangely well received by the membership of the RIA. Head of Economics: Iron Bank of Braavos, represented by Ogaden For Head of Foreign Affairs the members of the RIA decided to stick with Biff Webster for another term. Despite once being in service to a heretical cult, he has once again accepted His Holiness Cactuar into heart and has now serves as one of his vanguards. We wish him luck in working with our friends and the approachment and conversion of heretics. Head of Foreign Affairs: Biff Webster For Head of Internal Affairs, we see Croix was once again re-elected and thus will be maintaining his iron grip over the alliance while holding power as the sole remaining representative of the CDS faction in RIA government Head of Internal Affairs: Croix For Head of Military Operations, we see biofantic's return to the position after quickly re-asserting himself after his recent return from the purgatory of inactivity mode as he replaces GrilledSlug who has since shifted to Head of Recruitment replacing hackherhog. The true winner was (the real, not imposter) Tywin Lannister who chose biofantic as his representative due to his busyness managing another realm. Head of Military Operations: Tywin Lannister, represented by biofantic Head of Recruitment: GrilledSlug For Captain Planet, in a surprise upset against Meatkin Pie, we see ReyTheGreat somehow take the position, becoming the 43rd Captain Planet replacing Leo. Captain Planet: ReyTheGreat In other news, here is a lovely stat update for our fair alliance. Some milestones we've hit in the last few months include reaching 50,000k avg NS, passing 13.61 score, passing 3,450,123 NS, and passing 301,000 tech. We also maintain a lovely cruise missiles collection of 339, all created as offers to the great Cactimus Prime. tl;dr; [spoiler] Surprise Cactuar Pirate Attack! [/spoiler]