Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016Cyber Nations Forum Rules
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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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War against the Total Jihad had began three days ago; thousands of Jihadists were killed during the first 24 hours. At the wastelands of the Empire's West Territory are vast. General Yevgeny Romanovich Orlov of the Air-Landing Forces, 106th Guards Airborne, is in command of The Tarantula Desert A.K.A. Area 43. Unlike the Empire's other Generals like General Aleksandr or General Zhukov, General Orlov's army is outdated and not much of a frightening fighting force. General Orlov and his army are on standby at a nearby village; the Imperial Citizens there were already evacuated so that they won't get caught in the fray. "Gah!!!" the General Orlov cried. "this deserted wasteland would kill us all because of this heat. Why did the Grand Marshall assigned us to this desolated place anyways? Our troops are too outdated, we might as well resort to raid the enemy's bases and use their weaponry." "General!" the soldier shouted as he stormed inside the command center. "Enemy forces inbound, they're coming from the North East!" "Here we go again. Alright, sound the red alert!" The sirens all signaled that the base is under attack. General Orlov's army are quickly mobilizing and starts attacking the enemy when they've reached their range of fire. The artillery soon fired at the enemy advance. But the attack they saw was only the first wave. Moments later another wave of them are advancing. We're running out of Artillery shells fast! "General, we are receiving a transmission... its from General Wolfgang." the operator said. "General Wolfgang? What did he needed from us in these times? Fine... put him through." General Wolfgang: Greetings, General Orlov. General Orlov: What did you want? We're kind of in the middle of a tight spot here. General Wolfgang: That is why I contacted you... I figured you could use a little help... knowing that your... army is quite outdated.... no offense. General Orlov: I already told High Command my army's current status, I already told them countless of times that my army is outdated. But they wouldn't listen. General Wolfgang: I believe I could be of an assistance there... I have direct contact with our beloved Grand Marshall and I would gladly plea on you part. General Orlov: Damn the High Command, I already told them my army is outdated without any replies from them... well thank you for that but I don't think I could stay much longer... the enemy is already at our doorsteps and my soldiers are getting killed faster than expected. General Wolfgang: I already got them covered. I can help you with that. My forces are already deployed and are now engaging the enemy from the rear; we already taken out where those waves of them came from. The only one's left are those currently attacking your base from the front... oh and High Command informed me that both of us will be in charge of Area 43. General Orlov: What? I wasn't informed about that. I can't understand what the High Command is thinking... then who is in charge of the area you're previously in charge of? General Wolfgang: We'll get to that later. *End of Transmission*
BREAKING NEWS News Correspondent: We are now bringing you a breaking news, I am Azamat Bagatov and I am here live at Pendragon Imperial Palace's Grand Chancellery in an event that the Emperor is about to conduct a speech. Emperor: Imperial Citizens, I am here in front of you now to tell you on what will be the Empire's War on Terror. The Total Jihad, as our intelligence report says, are the ones responsible for the previous events that have occurred that took many Imperial lives. As of now, I will be granting full control of our Armies to the Military High Command's Grand Marshall. I am very confident on Grand Marshall Chamberlain's capabilities, I didn't grant him the title of "Grand Marshall" for nothing. Grand Marshall, lead our troops to victory.
Fort Santiago and Bradley Military Airbase News Correspondent: Good evening Holy Empire. I am Azamat Bagatov and behind me is Bradley Military Airbase where they're using as a Forward Base for their operation that will avenge the millions of deaths that has happened in these past few days. Now rumors has it that they're going to launch the attack tomorrow. Ah look, there's some Imperial Guardsmen that seems to be fresh out from the boot camps. Excuse me, um what is your comment in this? Are you ready for war? Guardsman: Hell, all we need is to nuke their bases and you'll have tonnes of dead enemies. All I just wanna say is that I hope our other comrades didn't finished them all of without us getting some. Another Guardsman said. Azamat Bagatov: There you have it, Holy Empire. Now some believed that these insurgents were "provoked" because the Government were "oppressing" them and such, which is laughable. *Another guardsman took the mic* Guardsman: I've got something to say! I am from Caderousse and I say "KILL THEM ALL!" WOOH!!! Azamat Bagatov: Thank you, fine sir.
Prior to Imperial News: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/126731-imperial-news-holy-empire-of-monte-cristo/#entry3385461 At Pendragon Imperial Palace (Military Wing) Emperor: That's a good speech you did there, Grand Marshall. Grand Marshall: Thank you, Emperor. That means a lot coming from you. Emperor: Now then, what is your plan for the assault? Grand Marshall: Our sources believed that the attack came from sector 24. So our forces are to charge there head on. Emperor: Sector 24? But thats- Grand Marshall: Yes, sir. The Rivialle Ghetto; we believed that the insurgents hiding there are the ones responsible, they are the largest of the insurgents so that is a great evidence that they are the ones who committed the attacks. I'm pretty sure you're familiar with them, they're the "Total Jihad." Emperor: Yes I'm quite acquainted with this "Total Jihad." I believe they're smuggling several weaponry from various countries. Grand Marshall: Their armies are no mach from ours. We will crush them in one blow. Emperor: Make it work, Grand Marshall. Make it work.
BREAKING NEWS Imperial News Broadcasting Station TV Anchor: These are bad times, Holy Empire. The devastation we are seeing... is unparalleled. Judging from early estimates that the information the MP sent us, millions dead, a city in ruins. A "Tsar Bomba Class" explosion originated from the center of the city. Nothing lives in what was once called the beach paradise of the Imperium. Caderousse City has been wiped off the Imperium. The Imperial Parliament along with the Emperor himself met moments ago and voted unanimously for mobilization to search and destroy the origin of the threat. WAR! TV Anchor: The Military Police and Emergency crew were dispatched to Caderousse to aid the wounded. Out of the ashes of Caderousse comes first sorrow... then anger. the only good insurgent is a dead insurgent, a survivor said. In Pendragon Imperial Palace's Grand Chancellery, the Imperial Parliament convenes. Grand Marshall Chamberlain: We must meet the threat with our valour, our blood... Indeed, with our very lives... to ensure that the Holy Empire, not these insurgents or our foreign enemies dominates our territories, now and always! *thunderous applause* TV Anchor: Grand Marshall Chamberlain announces for an offensive against the threats.
WAR Prior to Imperial News: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/126731-imperial-news-holy-empire-of-monte-cristo/#entry3385433 At Pendragon Imperial Palace (Military Wing) 10 Minutes after the event Grand Marshall Chamberlain: What is the status? We just have word that a Tsar Bomba class explosion took place at Caderousse, sir. Grand Marshall Chamberlain: But is it a Tsar Bomba/ No sir, our scanners states that it is not the actual Tsar Bomba made by the old USSR but an equivalent, thus we state that it is a "Tsar Bomba Class" Grand Marshall Chamberlain: This is not good. Casualties? We have just counted 15 Million and rising, sir. Grand Marshall Chamberlain: Oh no... if it reaches 30 Million then this is much worse than the Black Rebellion. *Large door opens* Royal Guard: His Imperial Majesty enters! *all eyes focused on the Emperor* Emperor: This is dire times, Grand Marshall. I'm just watching I.N. when this happened. How many casualties thus far? Grand Marshall Chamberlain: 15 Million and counting, your Highness. Emperor: Assemble our armies, Grand Marshall. Grand Marshall Chamberlain: It will be done, milord.
At the Imperial News Broadcasting Station 6:15 AM And we're going live in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... TV Anchor: Good morning, Holy Empire. Today is the day that the beach paradise of the Imperium; Caderousse, is having its annual founding anniversary. The Governor-General, Henry Bradford will be conducting the speech at 8:00 AM, so stay tuned and you'll not missed it here live at Imperial News. Victoria Granger is at the scene where it seems to be a banquet that the Count Morales has organised, Vicky? Caderousse City, Holy Empire Victoria Granger: Yes, hello Holy Empire. I am here today with the renowned Count Morales where his family is one of the oldest families of Caderousse. Your Excellency, for what event does this banquet opened for? Count Morales: Ah, my dear, this banquet is organized because today is the founding anniversary of our beloved Caderousse. The banquet is opened for everybody, whether you're a local of Caderousse or not, whether you're an Imperial Citizen or not; with the permission of His Imperial Majesty of course, is very welcome here with open arms just like the His Imperial Majesty's native land; very hospitable people. Victoria Granger: That is a very wonderful news, Excellency. Um, do you have anything else to say? Count Morales: Yes, Emperor and His Holiness, please join us in this wonderful event. You two can stay at some of my luxurious Villas specially fitted for your tastes. Thank you Victoria, that'll be all for now. Victoria Granger: Thank you Count Morales for those wonderful words. There you go Mikhail, how about we also join with the fe- *explosion* *static* Imperial News Broadcasting Station TV Anchor: What was that? I don't know. Control, contact Vicky. I can't they're not responding. TV Anchor: Er... We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please stand-bye. We have to get a hold of them! Hurry! I'm trying as hard as I can, Director. *Broadcasting changed to a default image, the National Flag* Automatic broadcasting voice: This program is experiencing technical difficulties. The technical staffs are working their hardest to bring you back your usual program. The Imperium Prevails.
At the Imperial News Broadcasting Station 4:15 PM And we're going live in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... TV Anchor: Good afternoon , Holy Empire. 14 hours have passed since the incident at Augustus Highway. Omar Bin Ghazali is at the site reporting. Omar? 15 km from Augustus Highway Omar Bin Ghazali: Yes, hello. I am now at the site where a fierce battle took place. There are many casualties on both sides. But sadly, the Military Police didn't let us know of the identities of the assailants that is rumored to be the ones who killed our beloved Prime Minister. I have here the Colonel of the Military Police. Colonel, what do you think about what happened here? MP Colonel: Yes, our brave MP Troopers have managed to find where it seems to be the assailants, but they're not alone. We at the MP HQ believed that these assailants were in fact spies or some sort from a Foreign Power. This area will be off limits to the public and the Military Police. Omar Bin Ghazali: Foreign Power? Do you think it is the same Foreign Power that is responsible for funding the terrorists in our territories? MP Colonel: That is classified. But I assure you that we will obliterate every last one of them for the safety of our Imperial Citizens. Omar Bin Ghazali: Then what will be the Military Police's course of action? MP Colonel: The MP will leave this case for the SIS and the Imperial Guard. We of the MP have no jurisdiction to these kind of case. Omar Bin Ghazali: Thank you Colonel. There you have it, this is Omar Bin Ghazali reporting from the field. Back to you Mikhail. At the Imperial News Broadcasting Station TV Anchor: Thank you, Omar. We are now going to broadcast live the funeral service for our beloved late Prime Minister being carried out at the Imperial Cathedral at Pendragon City performed by the Grand Ecclesiarch himself as per the request of his Imperial Majesty. Imperial Cathedral, Pendragon City .Grand Ecclesiarch: My fellow brethren, comrades, my children, and the followers of the Grand Primarch; the Eternal Emperor of Sanctum Imperio. We gathered here today, to pay our last respect to the late Prime Minister Xavier MacMillan. Who will be surely missed, by his family, and by his fellow Imperial Citizen. *The ceremony goes on for 4 hours* TV Anchor: And now, the Emperor is approaching the podium for his remarks. Emperor: Citizens of the Imperium. I stand here today to mark the next course of action. We will hunt down these vile vermin who is responsible for the death of the Prime Minister. I swear, as Monte Cristo von Terra, that his death shall be avenged. *thunderous applause*
At the Imperial News Broadcasting Station 3:45 AM And we're going live in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... TV Anchor: Good morning, Holy Empire. But sadly it is not as good as it seems. Prime Minister Xavier MacMillan has been reported dead while travelling from his family home to Pendragon Imperial Palace for his usual routine. Here is Omar Bin Ghazali reporting live at the scene. Augustus Highway (En route to Pendragon Imperial Palace) Omar Bin Ghazali: Thank you, Mikhail. Yes, I am here now at the sight on where it seems to be the remains of the Limousine and its escort vehicles. Now, let us look at the left side of the Limo, we see here that it seems to look like a large hole. Now I'm not an arms expert but it looks to me like it's been hit by a large shell, maybe from a tank. Now let's look at the direction where I believe the projectile originated. Now it seems to be at that direction fro- I speak too soon, the Imperial Guard's Military Police are already charging from the direction where I believe the attack came from. Let us try and talk to the Captain. Captain, a word from you please? Hi, I am Omar Bin Ghazali from Imperial News, what can you say about what happened here? MP Captain: What? Who permit you to go here? Corporal, please escort them out of the perimeter. MP Corporal: Yawol. Omar Bin Ghazali: Wait let us hear from you first please. Come now Omar, let's get you and your crew out of here before anyone gets hur- *Large explosion was heard* MP Captain: What the Fu- Recon 1, what is your status? Recon 1, report! Recon 1: *small static* Ther- -oo -ny of the- *static* -e ne- ba- *static* help *static*. (There's too many of them, we need backup. Help us.) MP Captain: Damn, Squad 1 to 3; move! Get that camera out of here Omar Bin Ghazali: This is it. Looks like war. This is Omar Bin Ghazali reporting from the *static* TV Anchor: Thank... you... Omar? Er... we just have to assume that they're alive and well... erm... *clears throat* In other news, his Imperial Majesty, is giving his comment regarding the PM's death. Pendragon Imperial Palace (General Assembly Hall) Emperor: This... "assassination" will not be cast aside without punishment. I hereby command the Imperial Guard with the assist of the SIS to bring justice to our late Prime Minister... Xavier, my friend. May you find peace in the afterlife. Requiescat in pace, mi amiche. I would like the Grand Patriarch, His Holiness of the Ecclesiarchy to personally conduct the Mass for the Prime Minister's Funeral. TV Anchor: This is Mikhail Krukov, of Imperial News. The Imperium Prevails. *TV turned off*
Official Nation Name: The Holy Empire of Monte Cristo Other Names: The Imperium, the Holy Empire, or just simply, the Empire Official Flag: *****GOVERNMENT INFO***** Emperpr: Monte Cristo von Terra, 117th Emperor Prime Minister: (Unassigned Position) Government Type: Absolute Monarchy Seat of Government: Pendragon Imperial Palace (Above the Upper House) Legislature: Parliamentary (No actual power to affect the course of the government) Meeting Place of Parliament: Pendragon Imperial Palace (Grand Chancellery) Lower House - House of Commons Upper House - House of Lords The Holy Empire of Monte Kurisuto is a massive, efficient and orderly nation, ruled by Monte Cristo with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, avowedly heterosexual populace, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.925 billion Imperial Citizens are ruled without fear or favor by an Emperor. The government — an enormous, bureaucracy-choked, moralistic, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monte Cristo. The average income tax rate is 99.3% and even higher for the wealthy. *****POLITICAL INFO***** Political Parties: Ordo Monte Cristo (OMC) - Largest and Official Political Party of the Empire, housing 58% of the seats on Parliament. Mostly Ultranationalists, Fascist and Right-Wing Conservative party that follows Philosophie von Monte Cristo. Became well known after the Black Rebellion; orchestrated by Monte Cristo that led to a bloody Civil War and in the end; the fall of the Old Empire. Liberal Party (LP) - Remnant of the Old Republic, housing only 3% of the seats on Parliament. But it still gains the support of some Imperial Citizens. Due to the past events, the Liberal Party has decreased its popularity drastically. Communist Reformist Party (CRP) - Contrary to it's Radical counterpart; the Communist Revolutionary Army - the armed wing of the CRP. Housing only 2% of the seats on Parliament. Norsefire (NF/the Party) - Second largest Political Party with Fascism and Imperial Nationalism as its Ideology. Housing 35% of the seats of Parliament. The Official Political Party of the Old Empire. Nacionalista Party (NP) - Remnant of the Old Republic, housing 2% of the seats on Parliament. *****ECONOMICAL INFO***** Currency: (Imperial) Credit GDP: 266 trillion Imperial Credits a year 138,427 Imperial Credits per person Poorest 10%: 104,681 Imperial Credits Richest 10%: 177,409 Imperial Credits The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth 266 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 138,427 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens. ******MILITARY INFO***** Military Headquarters: Pendragon Imperial Palace (West Wing a.k.a Military Wing) Note: reportedly 60%-70% of the population is in military service Branches of the Military: Imperial Guard - Consists of the Imperial Guardsmen (Majority), Military Police (Law Enforcement). The largest coherent fighting force in the Empire. They serve as the Empire's primary combat force, and first and last line of defense from the myriad threats which threaten the safety of the Empire. It is comprised of men and women -- thousands of different regiments, supported by a vast array of light and heavy armored vehicles that provide the Guard's primary offensive punch. They are usually the first Imperial force to respond to a threat if the Empire's Border Defense Force (BDF) fails to suppress it. They also garrison major locations of strategic or cultural interest to the Empire and are often found in defensive roles. The Imperial Guard is often referred to as the "Sledgehammer of the Emperor"; the sheer amount of force that the Imperial Guard can bring to bear on the enemy is devastating. Imperial Air Force - One of the Armed Forces of the Empire, while the Imperial Guard represents the Empire's ground forces, the Imperial Air Force represents its Air Superiority. They are responsible for deep strike operations that brings the Imperial Guard behind enemy lines. They are responsible for bringing precious supplies fast by means of going to the air and for bringing the Imperial Guard in and out of combat. Imperial Navy - One of the Armed Forces of the Empire. The Imperial Navy is a member of the Border Defense Force in charge of the safety of the Empire from attacks coming at sea. They are responsible for the Naval Theater of War. Secret Intelligence Services (SIS) - This branch of the military splits further into 3 groups. 1. Imperial Inquisition - a secret organisation that exists outside the standard administrative hierarchy of the Holy Empire. The Inquisition acts as the secret police force of the Empire, hunting down any and all of the myriad threats to the stability of the Emperor's realm. 2. Officio Assassinorum - a highly secretive agency of the Holy Empire's government that employs different "temples" that train Assassins to further the goals and protect the security of the Holy Empire. Although the Inquisition strikes fear in the hearts of all Imperial citizens, loyal and corrupt alike, the deadly disciples of the Officio Assassinorum strike fear in the hearts of even the most savvy, battle-hardened of Imperial warriors. 3. Military Intelligence (MI) - in charge of reconnaissance, infiltration, and Secret Police work. Though they are part of the Secret Police, they are means as great as the Imperial Inquisition. The main difference between the two is that The Inquisition are so secretive and never left a trace, it is almost as if the Inquisition never existed. Rather than the MI who's identities are known to the public, but still maintains its secretive works. Research and Development Corps.: Highly Classified *****CULTURAL INFO***** Ethnicity: Mixed Demonym: Imperial (Citizen) Capital City: Pendragon (The City) Major Cities: Cadia (Main Military Training Site), Titanos (Commercial City), Ferrum (Cultural Hub), Stratos (Most Populated) Religion: Imperialism (66.7%), Catholicism (10.5%), Orthodox Christianity (8.5%), Protestantism(8.2%), Islam(4.3%), Others(1.8%). In terms of culture, the Holy Empire is vast with culture of different variety. Even though it is the Globalization Era, where "Liberal Views" were "encouraged," homosexuality is strictly prohibited, Freedom of Expression is limited; talks against the government is strictly prohibited and might result to execution on the spot, violence is strictly prohibited and a no gun policy is being followed. There is a feel of a Cult of Personality to the head of government.
MonCri posted a topic in Fantasy RP (IC)Year XX15 The Grand Chancellor of Monte Cristo; His Excellency, Ricohard Himler, grew restless on the somewhat endless war between the Republic and the Separatist Alliance so he assembled his Generals and Advisers for a meeting that could end the war. They held the meeting at the Grand Council Room located at the center of the Grand Pendragon Chancellery; The soon-be-called "Pendragon Imperial Palace" There, they discuss the current situation: Himler: Gentlemen, we have been involved in this war for far too long. It must end quickly, I don't want the next generation to experience this situation as we have. The members of the council all said "yes" in unison. Himler: If we end this war today... or maybe within our lifespan? We can finally have peace after so many centuries. One of the generals stand up, his name is General Nikita Ivanovich Aleksandr; Head of the Advanced Weapons R&D Corps and the current Commander of the Western Theater of War. He is somewhat unstable and has strong Russian accent. Gen. Aleksandr: Grand Chancellor, I have something that may be of use in order to win war. *He hands over a document that has a "Top Secret" stamp at the front* I recommend to deploy my chosen warriors: The Shock Troopers. They are not your ordinary Shock Trooper like ones before, no, they're far more superior than its predecessor. They carry weapon that fire AT-Shell sized rockets at tremendous accuracy and precision. And as a bonus *Chancellor Himler flips the page and saw a Shock Troopers carrying its weapons* I used Scientist Tesla's work of Tesla Coil and made it portable. Himler: Sounds risky, will this hurt the Treasury? Gen. Aleksandr: With all due respect, Grand Chancellor... War is an expensive "investment." The advisers protests against Aleksandr's proposition. Himler: I believe this sort of action... is what we needed... Gen. Aleksandr: Thank you, Grand Chancellor. My Chosen Warriors will never let you down. Aleksandr sits down and the meeting continues. As agreed by the Himler and Aleksandr, the Shock Troopers will be deployed throughout the battlefield. After 4 more years, the war is about to come to a close, the Republic is on the verge of claiming victory until... an assassination attempt against the Grand Chancellor took place while he is in his office at the Chancellery. Luckily he survived four gunshots. But scarred for life. The culprit was later revealed as one of his generals; General William Wright of the 557th Army Reserve. After finishing his recovery, the Chancellor issued an announcement inside the Grand Council Room. His speech was broadcast nationwide: "Citizens of the Republic of Monte Cristo, on this day we mark a transition. For many years, the Republic stood as one of the crowning achievement of civilized nations. But there were those who would set us against one another, and we took arms to defend our nation and our allies against the Separatist Alliance. In doing so, we never suspected that the greatest threat came from within. One of my generals, and some within our own Senate and most of my advisers, had conspired to destroy the Republic within. They had hoped to grind the Republic to ruin. They hoped to unleash their destructive power against the Republic by assassinating the head of government and ushering control over our armies. But it is for naught, our loyal soldiers contained the insurrection from within our very walls and quelled the uprising in our territories. The remaining insurgents will be hunted down and be defeated. Any collaborators will suffer the same fate. These have been tiring times, but we have passed the test. The attempt on my life has left me scarred, but I assure you my resolve has never been stronger. The war is over. The Separatist Alliance have been defeated, and the rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning. In order to ensure the security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Empire of Monte Cristo, for a safe and secure society, which I assure you will last for 10,000 years. An Empire that will be continue to be ruled by this august body and a sovereign ruler chosen for life. An Empire ruled by the majority, ruled by a new Constitution. By bringing every nation under one law, one language, and the enlightened guidance of one individual, the corruption that plagued the Republic in its later years will never take root. A strong and growing military will ensure the rule of law. Under the Empire's New Order, our most cherished beliefs will be safeguarded. We will defend our ideals by force of arms. We will give no ground to our enemies and we will stand together against attacks from with or without. Let the enemies of the Empire take heed: Those who challenge Imperial resolve will be crushed. We have taken on a task that will be difficult, but the people of the Empire are ready for the challenge. Because of our efforts, the world has traded war for peace and anarchy for stability. Billions of people now look forward to a secure future. The Empire will grow as more nations feel the call, from all corners of the globe. Imperial citizens must do their part. Join our grand army. Become the eyes of the Empire by reporting suspected insurrectionists. Travel to the corners of the globe to spread the principles of the New Order to barbarians. Build monuments and technical wonders that will speak of our glory for generations to come. Our soldiers, and proudly wearing the name of Imperial Guardsmen, have tackled the dangerous work of fighting our enemies on the front lines. Many have died in their devotion to the Empire. Imperial citizens would do well to remember their example. We have been tested, but we have emerged stronger. We moved forward as one people - the Imperial citizens of the first Empire of Monte Cristo. We will prevail. Ten thousand years of peace begins today." From the far end of the "Empire's Borders" lies a man wearing a long, thick, black trench coat. The mysterious man said, "So... this is how democracy dies?"
To: Peggy Inga and Femocratic Lands From: The Prime Minister of the Holy Empire of Monte Cristo Our forces made contact with this new "terrorists" and tried to neutralized it. So far we have lost an estimate of 400 Kasrkins trying to escort a convoy delivering precious supplies to your forces for a sign of peace. But was raided and killed by this "terrorist group" Now I'm not someone to brag or anything but. This "group" is quite good if you asked me, they killed an estimate of 400 Kasrkins, now those Kasrkins were some of the elite troops of the Imperial Guard from Cadia; the Capital Training and Recruiting city of the Imperial Guard. Well, for now a handful of Kasrkins are now deployed trying to survey the area
To: Peggy Inga and Femocratic Lands From: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Holy Empire of Monte Cristo Now now, let's not get ahead of ourselves. We're fighting a common enemy here... well the Imperium, majority, is currently at war with Teutonicus Empire, but please. Why not discuss these matters in a friendly drink of earl grey yes? We can still discuss things in a formal and calm matter despite our differences. *2 guardsmen with a mysterious man with a bag on his face comes in the room* guardsman 1: Minister, we have one of the confederate fanatics was caught while trying to sneak to the Cristo News Building... guardsman 2: in order to broadcast a message about human rights and equality on political views Minister: *while whispering* Quiet down you fools. I'm trying to talk to 2 of the important people here about equality of ideologies... wait... whatever. Bring him to the rest of the confederates *the guardsmen walks away* Where were we... erm, ah yes... about equality despite different ideologies... erm... yeah....