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
The swastika may not be used in signatures or avatars. Pictures of swastika's are acceptable for use in the In Character (IC) sections of the roleplay forums, so long as its context is In Character, and not Out Of Character. Pictures of Hitler, mentioning of the Holocaust, etc... have no place in the roleplay forums, since these people and events existed in real life, and have no bearing or place in the Cyberverse. Other Nazi or SS imagery is forbidden in all forums. Moderation Staff
The revealing of the private identities of any Cyber Nations staffers past or present is strictly prohibited, and thus no speculation/accusation of identity is allowed. Doing so is grounds for moderator action against your account appropriate to the offense, including a full forum/game ban. Claims of moderator bias should be directed to the highest level of authority--the Head Game & Forum Mod/Admin, Keelah. Claims of moderator bias without supporting evidence is grounds for a warning. Blatant disrespect of the moderator staff is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to spoofing moderator accounts in any way, sig/avatar references, baiting, flaming, rude demands, mocking, attitude, and unsubstantiated claims of bias. They are volunteers hired to enforce the rules. If you have a problem with the way a moderator is enforcing the rules or the rules themselves please contact Keelah. Attempting to use the moderation staff as a weapon by abusing the report system in an attempt to get another player warned or banned is strictly prohibited. Do not ask about becoming or campaign to become a moderator. The moderators are drawn from CN membership but moderation positions are by invitation only. Asking to become one will substantially decrease your chances of ever being asked. Aiding Rule Violators
Any user found to know of a serious rule violation without reporting it to a game moderator (eg. knowledge of a user with multiple nations) will be given a warning or, in more serious cases, have their nation deleted. Aiding Banned Players
Any user found to be harboring, aiding or otherwise knowingly helping a banned user will be deleted. This includes knowing of their existence within the game without reporting it to the game-moderation staff. Questionable Actions and Content
The forum rules are not designed to cover every scenario. Any action that is seen to be counter-productive or harmful to the forum community may be met with moderator action against your account. The Cyber Nations Moderation Staff reserves the right to take action against your account without warning for any reason at any time. Private Transactions
Nation selling and other private transactions via such auction sites like eBay is against the Cyber Nations terms and conditions. While our moderators cannot control what people do outside of the game you are not allowed to promote such private exchanges on our forums without expressed permission from admin only. Anyone found to be engaging in such activity without permission will be banned from the game. Advertising
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United Worker Republics(U.W.R) Factbook and Information Name: United Worker Republics of the British Isles(formal, official) United Worker Republics(common, unofficial)Worker Republics(unofficial) U.W.R.(official abbreviation) Map: Flag: Motto: "Workers of the World Unite!"(Official) "Opportunity and absolute gain"(Patriotic) Anthem: The Internationale English Version Lyrics Arise, ye workers from your slumber, Arise, ye prisoners of want. For reason in revolt now thunders, and at last ends the age of cant! Away with all your superstitions, Servile masses, arise, arise! We'll change henceforth the old tradition, And spurn the dust to win the prize! So comrades, come rally, And the last fight let us face. The Internationale Unites the human race. So comrades, come rally, And the last fight let us face. The Internationale Unites the human race. Capital and Largest City: Alexandria, England WR Formerly London, England Constitution: Laws of the Land of Great Fortune Constitution of the United Worker Republics Government: Single-party semi-presidential communist confederacy Executive: President: Joseph Alexander Vice President: Louis May Prime Minister of the Republics: Richard Hamilton The Ministry Legislative: Senate Round Table of Workers Senate Seats: Labour/Communist/Socialist: 120 Other: 0 Round Table of Workers Seats: Labour/Communist/Socialist: 100 Other: 0 Courts: Chairman: Nicholas McCoy Currency: Worker's Pound Official Language: English(Britian) Official Religion: None at a Federal Level Population: 72,439,764 Demonym: Worker United Worker United Republican Worker-Republican Englishmen Brit Scot Irishman Date Format: dd/mm/yy Time System: BCE/CE Drives On The: Left Internet: .wr
Treasure Island. Who wouldn't want to find an island with buried gold? This story starts in 1700 with a girl named Kiyoko, born on the island of Dejima, Nagasaki, Japan. Born the daughter of a servant woman and an employee of the Dutch East India Company, Kiyoko was not given a very enjoyable life until 1712, when her family moved to Amsterdam with her father, though he did not acknowledge her as his daughter he maintained her mother as a Servant as a sort of atonement to ensure Kiyoko was not living in what he saw as the complete poverty of the Asians in comparison to his refined European taste. Her mother, Yoshiko died soon after they reached Amsterdam, and Kiyoko took it poorly, culminating in her eventually burning down her Father's Manor and escaping to England. Now being a young exotic girl in England all alone was not the wisest of ideas, but she had enough money taken from her father that she would manage for a few days until she had thought of the next step in this rather rash plan she had come up with. The first Inn she had reached that she felt seemed inactive enough that she would be left alone was the The Quiet Horse's Inn. A run down looking place, the furniture was nothing like she was used to in her father Manor and far closer to what she had remembered in Dejima. So much for refined european tastes, she thought to herself. Kiyoko paid the Innkeeper, an old Irish woman, for the next week and asked for her meals to be brought to her. The next several days were spent reading, she had learned how to read both Dutch and English at an early age due to her father's business, and soon learned that the so called "New World" the Europeans had found were said to be lawless, the Caribbean no longer a place for unhindered travel. Piracy had existed in Japan as well, it was common knowledge on Dejima who needed to be bribed to ensure safe passage, and with the Dutch East India Company as the monopoly of the island, they quickly made friends with those who did the pirating, turning a blind eye to their actions in exchange for their selection of targets focusing on the other East India Companies, providing the Dutch goods to be delivered cheapest and safest to Europe. Rob Selby, a poor sailor and occasional pirate, had checked in a few days later. The two finally met downstairs around the fireplace just before dinner time, the crackling of the fire the only sound other than their voices in the tavern. The exotic woman had inspired many questions for him, and for her, an attraction to the freedom and anonymity the seas provided. The two talked for hours and as the liquor flowed and with careful topic selection on Kiyoko's part, Rob came up with the idea the two should run off together to the new world and have a new start. Of course they would need money for this, she had a reasonable amount saved up, but Rob was wise enough to have her get a taste of the pirate life before trusting his future with the beautiful but mysterious stranger.
Cloe looked out the window of what might as well have been her cell and schemed quietly. She'd been used so viciously over the last pair of years that it didn't even phase her anymore, but there was no question that escape was still heavily on her mind. Even moreso than usual if anything. Her mind had become strong from the long years of torture, her master had forced her to submit, broken her mind, made her his pet, kept her beautiful just for his use, but she had built herself back up gradually, in secret. Yes, escape was practically all she thought about. Some nights she would slip the loose bar out the window and squeeze through to walk along the little ledge just beneath, looking for some way to tell people about her suffering, to find some rescue, to escape. She had several options she knew of, though none of them were sure things in any way. Tonight would be different though. [hr] She was standing on the little ledge, knowing she couldn't leave the grounds without being caught and punished viciously, having already tried that once. There was a shortwave radio in one of these rooms, she would just have to find it and it would be game over. She had no idea how to use a radio like that but she had to try, there had to be someone listening somewhere that she could transmit to. There had to be something. She edged along the ledge carefully, the thing only being an inch or two wide, her heels the only things that were on it. She nearly fell, catching her breath after the slip of her foot. The fall from here might - might - not be fatal, but she was sure that she wouldn't be walking away at very least if she fell off of here. She moved more carefully, opening the window to the little room from the outside. and moving in to do her business. [hr] A transmission over Shortwave
Doge Mariano pinched the bridge of his nose in frustration. Several of the Patrician families, all the way up to Lord Mayor Oberto himself, had filed complaints over trade vessels being captured or destroyed. They had secured several contracts to deliver supplies to some Crusaders for a bunch of over ambitious young rulers and their attempt to seize a region of North Africa. Al-Andalus apparently did not approve of the attempts to resupply their enemies and targeted vessels that followed their orders to “deliver at all costs.” Now Lord Mayor Oberto wanted Mariano to wage war with Al-Andalus over the ordeal, which was to be expected from the hot headed man. However, the campaign in Mallorca consumed too many resources for the time being, not that Mariano even wanted to fight a war over some ships lost in a high risk deal. Instead, another option would be pursued, one that wouldn't please Oberto but could tie up another loose end. Mariano dipped his quill in ink and took it to the parchment before him. Doge Mariano reviewed his written statement, and when content it contained all it needed, called for the newly appointed envoy to Al-Andalus, Galeotto di Cagliari, to take it to the ship which waited to take him to the Tangiers.
Aristaeus was quite surprised with the warm welcome his hosts had offered. As a senior politician who had built a name for diplomacy in the Ekklesia he was considered the best candidate to negotiate with the Federation however he had entirely expected it to be a one-way trip for himself and his entire delegation. That being said, once they had settled in at their temporary location Aristaeus would make his way to the Doge. With him would be various aides who brought with them chests of gifts the League had decided to gift to the Federation to make talking easier.
Mogar posted a topic in Fantasy RP (IC)Antasija and Mogar stepped through the gate as normal, on the other side though, he was alone. He looked around for a few moments, he was in the middle of a dark forest, so the where would be difficult, Strike one. A flick of his wrist informed him there was no satellites above, so the time period was anywhere from the early 1950s to... pretty much 4,000,000,000 BC, so strike two. The sky however could afford him some information, while not an expert he knew enough about the stars and their proper positions to quickly deduce that he was in the Northern Hemisphere. The exact time was impossible without a more in depth investigation, but he estimated perhaps the 1500s, having once visited Europe in 1493, the stars appeared as he recalled, and he was on roughly the same latitude as Rome. It took him several minutes to decide what to do, even calling out "Antasija!", several times. No such luck, for once she had even gone first, but she had always appeared next to him within seconds when he had gone first, what could have possibly gone wrong? Their intended destination, Rapture, 20XX, just before her disappearance, apparently did not sit well with fate. More interesting to him was rather than ending up in the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, he instead was in Europe. Mogar picked up his bag, sliding it onto his shoulders and set out through the woods, he could use a flashlight, but that'd raise more questions than he really needed to deal with at the moment, finding out where exactly he was would be the first step to solving this mystery. It took over an hour but he eventually came to a dirt road, it appeared to be decently traveled and he decided to head north, civilization had to exist somewhere.
Much like the USNA and UCS the Federation of the Atlantic was another power that had strong ties to the United Kingdom historically, while not much had been attempted in recent history it was the determination of the Foreign Office that it was time for an outreach. As such a message would be sent to the Federation government.
With the situation of the world as it was the renewed British state had a real use for allies beyond Europe. Before relations between Novak and Britain had become pretty close however a treaty had never been signed. The recent act by Novak to protect an area Britain generally considered to be part of its Commonwealth was only further evidence that Novak had positive intentions. In line with this a diplomat would deliver a message to Admiral Kochavi.
Mogar was unsure of how much of Antasija's skill had remained within the new shell she had received. There had been no word from Rapture for months now, and Mogar had a responsibility to those who had chosen to move from The Cape to the undersea Gotham. There was a particular dōjō he had been frequenting as of late, having the requirement to maintain his own abilities and being too lazy to find an apartment with a room large enough for the equipment. Of course, this came at a cost, but most of those in East Asia tended to look the other way so long as there was a financial transfer, even with those who had... unique abilities as he did, so long as he paid for any potential damages the owner did not really care what happened so long as Mogar didn't bring the building down. The owner, an old man, was standing upon the patio outside, listening to the rain, It was 4am when Mogar and Antasija finally showed up, the idea coming to Mogar after an evening celebrating Antasija's return, it had been a few days so she had been much easier on the alcohol intake than him, it was going to be an interesting night.
Carthage had for a long time been looking at the Baltic for a potential new friend but to date it had mostly been comfortable maintaining simply cordial relations rather than seeking direct diplomacy. With the lack of friends in Europe and more importantly the rising trade empire that was Carthage it seemed access to the Baltic and good relations with Sverige were a lot more important now. In line with this a formal invitation would be sent to the government. Due to the now active state of war the suggestion was made that having a diplomat from Carthage travel to Sverige might be a safer option.
Mogar posted a topic in Fantasy RP (IC)They had spent several days together, but unfortunately it was time to get back to work. The world they had visited had grown, from chaos came order, nations had risen, empires formed, and now the sides were set for a battle to decide the fate of this world. None of that mattered to Mogar though, The dream Empress Hoshiko had sold was turning into a nightmare for the population, there was no choice for them but to follow her into whatever she chose for her people. He had witnessed her innermost thoughts, saw every weakness and dark thought she ever had, she would lead them into darkness, or into a gloriously bright future. It was all out of his hands of course, he wanted no part of the war, he had his damsel back, and now it was time to return to where it all began. Back to Rapture, but did he create his own dream, or did it turn into a nightmare after he abandoned it? There were many questions to be answered, and many more artifacts to be collected. tick, tock, tick, tock.
One of the unfortunate byproducts of the relationship between the two Empresses was that neither of them held the equipment required to produce an heir, and bringing in a third party would mean the child was not entirely theirs. Kazuko especially was quite interested in producing an heir, she was getting older and her husband had died before he could manage to do so, the poor sap. She looked upon herself in the mirror and sighed, she was not getting any younger. Technology meant she hadn't aged a bit since 25, but the biological clock was still tick tick ticking. She arranged for a trip to France, and sent word to Jeanne, perhaps a night together would give her the courage to discuss that subject with her secret lover. The world was a powder keg, with Romanians threatening the nations surrounding them, a state weakened by tragedy lashing out at their neighbors. In another world she would have reached out to the new Queen, having been in that position previously, but unfortunately it seemed they would not listen to reason. The trip went by in a flash, the hypersonic aircraft made flying much less of a chore, though she counted every minute, this would be their first "date", in years, hopefully everything went by perfectly.
War had come to the Imperium, not that the average citizen noticed, the gigantic holographic displays and television screens would bombard the populations with images of the war, including the Empress herself riding in a Type 10. The subtle message that constant threats are all around them being disseminated , ensuring loyalty of the population regardless of ethnic or religious background. The enhanced shifts had led to even more money being spent are the bars and clubs of the nation, extra money meant more booze, and finding someone else for the night. The best part of this country to Mogar, was the darkness never really set on the Empire of the Rising Sun, they simply created their own light until the Dawn came once more. Pilots had to be specially trained to land in Tokyo, the amount of light pollution and lasers that strobes through the air caused for incredible discomfort to those who relied on the normal visual landing. Within the city itself, the neon and lights were overwhelming, he roamed the city streets seeking to clear his mind, talking to the Dreamer had given him pause, perhaps Antasija was not completely written off after all, and it was interesting there was others with his... technical prowess, though it appears to manifest in a far different way for him. He had taken him up on the offer but would be waiting a day, the first of the copies was to be sent to the Americas, as a test of how accurate they were to the real thing. There was so much to do, every world he visited was always thrown into chaos, he sighed and stopped in the middle of the alley, a rock in the river of people walking in either direction. Rain began to fall and he looked up at the sky, the clouds constantly reflecting any of the thousands of light sources of Tokyo. It was all going to come together, he just had to be patient, he thought to himself, stepping into the nearest club to get out of the rain.
Mogar posted a topic in Fantasy RP (IC)Mogar stood in the laboratory, while nowhere near as emotionally stimulating as the one in Rapture or the Cape, it still had a certain charm, though he wished it was in a building with his name upon the side, there would be time for that later. The closest capsule to him finished its process, the fluid draining from the container and it opened upon the press of a button, inside lay a nude lithe form, fully grown in under six hours. another button press and her eyes fluttered opened, she looked around for a moment, confused, "W-Where am I?" she asked in a whisper. "Do you know who you are? How old you are?" Mogar asked politely. "I'm Kazuko, Empress Hoshiko, I'm [Redacted] years old, but how did I get here?" He merely smiled and pressed another button, the door closing and a mist filling the capsule, returning her to slumber. Eternal Life was just a few skin flakes away.
Ever since the return of Sparta Carthage had decided to keep a distance, while it very much wanted to see restoration of the previous relationship it was better for the Sparta to decide upon such a course on their own initiative. In the eyes of Carthage the arrest of the Yugoslav king was sufficient evidence that Sparta was very much still committed to past alliances. As such a message would arrive at the Spartan government.
Mogar posted a topic in Fantasy RP (IC)TV on in the background, Mogar was growing impatient, the Shinjikēto had called for a meeting, the "board of directors" rarely met as a full group, so whatever it was, it was big, but he would be unable to find out what it was until after the meeting was over, he had plenty of contacts within the group, but he was never going to be a member of the inner circle, the unfortunate reality of being born white. He had considered creating a flash clone with some Japanese DNA, but the amount of effort was simply not worth it. Technology was everywhere in this country, the highest rated prime time show was androids destroying each other in front of thousands in a stadium. The talk show was boring, but he'd wait, he required their assistance to make the next move.
A private message would be sent from the offices of General Badoglio to the German government. In order to ensure utmost secrecy, a single letter would be sent by a trusted assosciate of Badoglio to be delivered by hand to the German foreign minister or perhaps the Kaiser himself. "Kaiser, I come with urgency to demand a meeting between ourselves and your governing officials. Please grant us your time. We could meet in Berlin preferably, or perhaps Milan. - GENERAL BADOGLIO, COMMANDER OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY"
Kazuko and Takako landed in Sunōichi a few hours later, receiving a Toyota Hilux 6x6. Their destination was north, The Imperium had research facilities across all latitudes, and with the fall of their northern neighbor, it made the territory ripe for less traditional weapon testing.[Spoiler] [/spoiler] The drive was quiet, Takako wasn't much for conversation, so Kazuko mostly slept and watched the scenery go by, the sun was staying up less and less every day, she almost felt pity for those poor souls working in this region of the Imperium, except she was also aware of their paychecks, they probably were perfectly content going a month without seeing the sun in exchange for being able to retire at 30. A Pillow Transport was leaving the facility as they arrived, yet another invention of the Imperium scientists design, but she wasnt here to look at autonomous transports. Instead when she arrived (unexpectedly of course), the scientists quickly gathered what they needed to display the latest inventions of the Imperium. The first was the Supēsuhōku, a nuclear powered reusable spacecraft with the potential for a space fighter program, the requirement was beyond the capabilities of other nations, but the Imperium manta was not "Do we need this?" but instead "Can we build this?", the design was creative, she was highly impressed and it afforded another use for the nuclear waste that had begun piling up due to the hundreds of nuclear reactors scattered across the Imperium, rather than simply throwing them into the Mariana Trench. She'd earmark additional funding for the project. TIkal, Druk Yul, and Carthage were the only other nations with a heavy space capability, and the Imperium was allied to two of them, so the project would probably go unused, but simply the ability to produce it if required was worth every penny. The second project was a new class of defense droids, simply called the Jinkō heishi. these a full blown replacement for traditional squads rather than the reconnaissance and special mission design of the MARU projects. their job would be both the replacement of humans on the battlefield, and to compliment their roles upon it, providing for far more heavy weapons than a human squad, the Jinkōs would be quite useful for taking out embedded positions with no loss of life.
Mogar posted a topic in Fantasy RP (IC)There was a riddle about decision making that was in a movie Mogar used to watch when he was a child, and was probably used elsewhere too, but David Bowie was a more memorable character than anything else that had used this particular riddle. David Bowie is awesome. It's a simple enough riddle, but it raises the question, is limbo a real place? Mogar had been to hell before, and he didn't recall a room to decide between which place he went, he simply work up in the darkness. it had taken him almost a month of studying before he found the answer to his own riddle, there was a way to get a doorway to that netherworld, it would be for a cost most would be unwilling to pay, and would realistically work against his whole "let's not go back to hell" plan, but he was running out of ideas of how to find Antasija, she was simply not on this plane of existence, so he would need outside support, and since Tera had gone silent, he would need to take matters into his own hands. While the occult was not his specialty, he had tracked down Micheline and she would be useful for this, he hadn't told her the cost of this ritual, leaving one very important ingredient off the instructions he had given her, but she'd find out when the time came. She would be the actual final ingredient, but a particular knife was required for this to be a success, one that was created in the netherworld. Interestingly enough it would look very similar to the blades he could create thanks to Tera, just a slightly lighter black, not the Vantablack of his own weapons. Unfortunately for Mogar the only thing left he required was in a church. Normally stealing from a church would be a cakewalk for him, easier than stealing candy from a baby, so to speak. The church was not anything of this world though, it was built in 1549, but not by anyone from Japan, and probably not anyone of the earth. It had a crooked fence, a crooked bell tower, crooked everything. The structure had not only survived for more than half a millennium, but amusingly had not changed since it was created, the otherworldly materials that created it not having wear and tear in the mortal plane. [spoiler][/spoiler] He stood in front of the Church, it was so out of place in Nagasaki, and it seemed as though everyone just ignored it, continuing on as though this freakish building didn't exist. The thought hung in his mind until he realized with clarity, it didn't exist, not for normal people anyway, he stood across the street and realized it was simply a closed store to everyone else, something that nobody had a reason to pay attention to. He took a deep breath, "Here goes nothing." he muttered to himself as he walked across the street and pushed open the door.
The positive response from Sweden was a pleasant surprise to the government in Petrograd, the security of the Baltic and the Russian capability to act within it had become a key concern as for now it was the only real way for Russia to trade by sea. As such the arrival of the Swedish Emperor, as with those who had come before him, was given the best Petrograd could offer its guests before being escorted to the Winter Palace.
Upon acceptance of the invitation a date would be sent to the Yugoslav king. On that day, much like when the French ambassador was received, a large ceremonial parade had been arranged while the guest of Russia would be provided a tour by the most beautiful places in the city until eventually reaching the Winter Palace.