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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So our elections just ended - This is going to be an extremely interesting time. Clearly, the tequila and non-stop partying got to us this go because there is literally no excuse for the results of said election. We actually realized we were doomed from the start and gathered at a bar to watch the results roll in. We take this time to formally apologize for such a mistake. In fact, we can verify this was our reaction the moment that we realized the joke went to far. Also since I am terrible at formatting these things... We apologize for that too. The Results: Assembly Chairman - Sir Kiloist Deputy Assembly Chairman - Alexio15 Minister of Foreign Affairs - Crv24 Minister of Domestic Affairs - Overlord Wes Minister of Defence (note the correct spelling Yanks) - Tevron You thought we were terrible last time... Ha! We here at GATO are like 99.99999999% sure this election and announcement is a pretty valid CB. We’ve all bought 50 cruise missiles to ward off those evil doers. Below is a showing of our magnificent weapons testing P.S. We got some flak for a lack of Dre4m last time so we asked for him to make an appearance he simply responded, “Get off my lawn”.
Let's make a centralized list for all alliance's discords since IRC is basically dead! Aevum: https://discord.gg/xYushD4 Alpha Wolves: https://discord.gg/xNyfGDp Animalz: https://discord.gg/xvqA4Q4 Apocalypse Meow: https://discord.gg/7Gv66Ep Argent https://discord.gg/uSw56Dh Avalanche: https://discord.gg/6zqCys5 Children of the Morrighan: https://discord.gg/q4vGF8J COBRA: https://discord.gg/kAAUHdn Christian Coalition of Countries: https://discord.gg/AMPazvf Dark Templaer: https://discord.gg/CJDw4Eu Fark: https://discord.gg/zD8GHX6 The Freehold - https://discord.gg/XRwDGMR Fellowship of the Wolves - https://discord.gg/wVUfvAd GATO: https://discord.gg/BU2QXZX Grand Lodge of Freemasons - https://discord.gg/9ay9wNY Grand Confederation: https://discord.gg/Dca4ywx GPA: https://discord.gg/ng6Gjhh IRON: https://discord.gg/ngafHrh ISX: https://discord.gg/2CPYhWG Invicta: https://discord.gg/WpkajPn Kattegat: https://discordapp.com/invite/4mRnWdN Knights of the Round Table: https://discord.gg/kT9PrJR Legion: https://discord.gg/GphaKa4 Last Call: https://discord.gg/ZfggHBe Lordran: https://discord.gg/ndVXhFN Los Pollos Hermanos: https://discord.gg/RnEtgyS Lordraen: https://discord.gg/F2JvHZR Monsters Inc https://discord.gg/cbSn5sC NADC: https://discord.gg/4KjKdWm Nights Watch: https://discord.gg/xAWcX4x NG: https://discord.gg/8Q7BCjn New Pacific Order: https://discord.gg/g5x6UZ4 New Polar Order: https://discord.gg/JHdPFg9 New Rome: https://discord.gg/ZkvkwKU NoR: https://discord.gg/mEBfhEe Old Guard https://discord.gg/3JXSK2R Orange Defense Network - https://discord.gg/KSK5qPR Ordo Mechanicus: https://discord.gg/unvagHe RIA: https://discord.gg/ghedjH4 SLAP: https://discord.gg/pUX6HGe Sparta: https://discord.gg/45nMxQU SUN - https://discord.gg/U9sbRMZ The Imperial Entente: https://discord.gg/yMKbSkT The Templar Knights: https://discord.gg/TuGk6MF Umbrella: https://discord.gg/H4mWDsB United Allied Council: https://discord.gg/mwzd9fK Union of Communist Republics: https://discord.gg/mqDJBzw WAPA: https://discord.gg/gcC9nrc Viridian Entente: https://discord.gg/YQm7hSv Blocs: C&G: https://discord.gg/aAjvuZV Meridian: https://discord.gg/ss5ZBgJ OOC: CN Radio: https://discord.gg/F5xQPWW The Boiler room: https://discord.gg/3S5UrV6 IRON’s International Newspaper: https://discord.gg/Vacpn7u Movie/TV discussion: https://discord.gg/qAhKewd
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!
Shimmer posted a topic in Alliance Announcements (IC)Official Announcement from the Bills Reduction Agency (BRA) The Bills Reduction Agency (BRA) has been collecting past due notices from Children of the Morrighan for the past 44 days. We currently only have 2 bill collectors on staff and I fear the other has gone inactive. Thus far, I have collected 76,305 Infra, 43,224 and returned 537,388 Infra back to its rightful owner. The Bills Collection Agency has opted to outsource its current accounts in collection and you may view them below. Shimmer, Head Collections Agent tl;dr (It's longer than the announcement) I have been attacking CoTM since some time in January. Nothing personal, but they are a majority black team alliance and hitting Sparta would be cliche. Got bored with CN and wanted to burn some pixels. Posting their top 25 WC info in case they decide to join this war. There are some juicy details like 78 million dollar WC's and someone has close to 30B. What a variety. Probably going inactive after this fun ends. Running out of nukes sucks. yolo.
A Random Insanity Production Finally an answer to all those asking where's Cactaur? We have been watching as our allies have been attacked needlessly and a supposed bloc was created by our former treaty partners in OBHFA to attempt to take over our sphere. We do not believe that CRAP nor GOD has done anything to destabilize the maroon sphere, and in fact the actions of M3D have already harmed our sphere recklessly. As such, this senate cycle we are running our own senator to combat the scourge facing our beloved maroon sphere. In light of the hostilities faced by our allies, we have decided to declare a state of war between Random Insanity Alliance and Nordreich. As always we remain hopeful that those within M3D realize that only through unity shall Maroon truly become great, and we hold open diplomatic channels to solve any perceived issues that may have transpired among those on Maroon. We hold no ill will towards our fellow maroon alliances, and perhaps after a few rounds of war they shall forgive whatever years old grudges they may still hold. #notmysenator #fakecactus
Following the deletion of our comments on the Maroon senate The Templar Knights declares war on Non Grata. Signed Merick, Grand Master Rustikus, Marshal of Defence Mandystalin, Marshal of Members Blackatron, Marshal of Foreign Affairs Elder Council, Lord Konstantine Necron681 Tiger c Patriarchs Teredona Hawkeye
An open letter to Non Grata Dear NG, We are glad you were able to put together this Bloc to take down the alliances of CRAP and GOD, with a combined NS of 2.6 million, compared with your own 5 million NS, Nordreich’s 4.6 million NS, and TLR’s 2.7 million NS. However we’re slightly confused, the treaty of M3D seems to effectively act as a DoW on the entirety of Maroon, yet strangely enough TTK was absent form the declaration of war. This is especially strange given the number of occasions on which your members have expressed distaste or contempt for us. You have declared war on the inactive, unprepared, and unconnected, but we would say we are the ones you most want to fight, although it seems you are unable to declare on us directly due to some crippling cowardice. Perhaps you want us to run headfirst into the jaws of Oculus, or perhaps you do not wish to offend those who may be somewhat sympathetic to us. Maybe you just wanted to test us, and call us cowards should we not do as you intend. So we will make this simple; if you want to fight us, come and fight us, no need to involve inactive AAs that are mostly a means to an end for you. No allies, no ghosting, #19 on #23, 1 on 1. For once NG show some honour. We will be waiting. Signed Merick, Grand Master Rustikus, Marshal of Defence Mandystalin, Marshal of Members Blackatron, Marshal of Foreign Affairs Elder Council,Lord KonstantineNecron681Tiger c Patriarchs Teredona Hawkeye
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
Following a minor dispute on the Maroon senate a few days ago, presumably regarding the “Pro peace” proposal, the leaders of TTK and RIA received these messages: As the remaining signatories are all either allied to one another, or essentially no longer exist as alliances, we are hereby announcing that “One Big Happy Family Accords” is considered defunct. We are not certain as to why the cancellation was necessary but are open to communication between our respective alliances to solve any misunderstanding that might exist, OBHFA had allowed for over 2 years of a peaceful maroon. We hope to continue good and amicable relations despite this cancellation. The Random Insanity Alliance, Lord Cactuar: Shadow, By the Grace of Cactuar, His Glorious Excellency The Most Holy, Blessed, and Venerable Lord Cactuar 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. Floridian Council, Cactimus Prime dester55 Gigantuar Leo, Hello Liz Funktuar Mogar, Emperor of the Royal Ariana Grande Empire, Minister of Mogar Affairs, Minister of Attention, CN's Psychologist, Captain Planet Emeritus, Frequent nuclear rogue, First!, Master of Amsging, Banned for your Sins, King of Notaries, Dual Member of The Bear Cavalry whether they want him or not, Defender of all of the ladies of the cyberverse, Lord of the Great Eastern Ocean, Knight of Maroonity, Wonderer if anyone actually reads any of this, still working on coming up with more titles to catch up to Shadow, All Around Nice Guy, Also Hello Electron Sponge. The Templar Knights, Merick, Grand Master Rustikus, Marshal of Defence Mandystalin, Marshal of Members Blackatron, Marshal of Foreign Affairs Elder Council, Lord Konstantine Necron681 Tiger c
The Screwball Insanity ProtectoRIte Pact Preamble The Random Insanity Alliance(RIA) hereby agrees to protect the United Equestria(UE). Article I Non-Aggression and Protection We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama In that spirit, the RIA agrees to protect the UE should it find itself in any defensive wars and coexist peacefully as friends and allies. UE has the option to take part in any defensive wars the RIA should find itself in, but UE is not required to do so. Article II Intelligence Pact Both the RIA and the UE agree to share any intelligence that is vital to the security and defense of either alliance. Article III Optionally Mutual Aggression Pact Should RIA or UE declare an aggressive war, the other signatory is encouraged to provide them with assistance but they are not required to do so. Article D: Florida In 90 days RIA and UE will review this treaty and decide to either upgrade or cancel this treaty! Article V Disintegration Clause Should either alliance want to end this agreement, they are required to notify the other alliance twenty-four hours before the wish the agreement to be terminated. Signed on behalf of United Equestria, Her Royal Highness, Elder Princess of United Equestria - Scootaloo aka. Monkzaon Signed on Behalf of The Random Insanity Alliance, Lord Cactuar: Shadow, By the Grace of Cactuar, His Glorious Excellency The Most Holy, Blessed, and Venerable Lord Cactuar 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. Floridian Council, Cactimus Prime dester55 Gigantuar Leo, I didn't sign off on this! Funktuar Mogar, Emperor of the Royal Ariana Grande Empire, Minister of Mogar Affairs, Minister of Attention, CN's Psychologist, Captain Planet Emeritus, Frequent nuclear rogue, First!, Master of Amsging, Banned for your Sins, King of Notaries, Dual Member of The Bear Cavalry whether they want him or not, Defender of all of the cybernations females, still working on coming up with more titles to catch up to Shadow, All Around Nice Guy, Also Hello Electron Sponge.
The Eternal Insanity ProtectoRIte Pact Preamble The Random Insanity Alliance(RIA) hereby agrees to protect the The Eternal Alliance(TEA). Article I Non-Aggression and Protection We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama In that spirit, the RIA agrees to protect the TEA should it find itself in any defensive wars and coexist peacefully as friends and allies. TEA has the option to take part in any defensive wars the RIA should find itself in, but TEA is not required to do so. Article II Intelligence Pact Both the RIA and the TEA agree to share any intelligence that is vital to the security and defense of either alliance. Article III Optionally Mutual Aggression Pact Should RIA or TEA declare an aggressive war, the other signatory is encouraged to provide them with assistance but they are not required to do so. Article D: Florida In 30 days RIA and TEA will review this treaty and decide to either upgrade or cancel this treaty! Article V: Development Clause TEA agrees to primarily tech deal with RIA, likewise the RIA agrees to provide guides and other assistance to help TEA grow successfully. Article VI Disintegration Clause Should either alliance want to end this agreement, they are required to notify the other alliance twenty-four hours before the wish the agreement to be terminated. Signed on behalf of The Eternal Alliance, Prime Minister of The Eternal Alliance, Siddhartha Mitra, Ruler of The Indian Federation, Under Authority Granted By President Hop 24, President of The Eternal Alliance Signed on Behalf of The Random Insanity Alliance, Lord Cactuar: Shadow, By the Grace of Cactuar, His Glorious Excellency The Most Holy, Blessed, and Venerable Lord Cactuar 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. Floridian Council, Cactimus Prime dester55 Gigantuar Leo, I didn't sign off on this! Funktuar Mogar, Emperor of the Royal Ariana Grande Empire, Minister of Mogar Affairs, Minister of Attention, CN's Psychologist, Captain Planet Emeritus, Frequent nuclear rogue, First!, Master of Amsging, Banned for your Sins, King of Notaries, Dual Member of The Bear Cavalry whether they want him or not, Defender of all of the cybernations females, still working on coming up with more titles to catch up to Shadow, All Around Nice Guy, Also Hello Electron Sponge.
Once upon a time, Mogar was wandering around IRC looking for people to troll, and since the only active channel left on coldfront was #thebearcavalry, that is where he ended up! After an all nighter involving a lot of Alcohol and Debauchery , the governments of RIA and TBC were seeking to cure their hangovers with the best known remedy, a greasy plate of bacon. While they were chowing down on a heaping pile of delicious bacon while Shurukian ate some Kale, and large servings of Shadow's private reserve, they got to talking and the following agreement was written down on a slightly used napkin. Article I: We should probably not kill one another We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama In that spirit RIA and TBC agree to a peaceful coexistence as friends and allies. Article II: Something about information and !@#$ If either signatory catches wind of intelligence that affects the other signatory, they should share it over some steak and cold glass of whiskey. Article III: I don't know what to call this Clause While bears are awesome and cacti a prize to behold, it should be noted by any would be aggressors that an attack on one may be seen as an attack on the other. In that case either alliance is encouraged to come to the defense, whether financially or military of the other. Unless said attack occurs to Keres, Shurukian, or Kaitlink, in which case Mogar's gonna nuke whoever does to hell. D: Florida: Development Clause In 30 days RIA and TBC will review this treaty and decide to either upgrade or cancel this treaty! Article V: "Becoming Vegetarian". Should either side get swayed by Shurukian's hippy girlfriend ways and won't let them eat meat they are required to give 73.5 hours notice to the other party. Signed The Triumvirate of The Bear Cavalry, VanHooIII, Mike D Gibsonator21, MCA Shurukian, Ad-Rock The Random Insanity Alliance, Lord Cactuar: Shadow, By the Grace of Cactuar, His Glorious Excellency The Most Holy, Blessed, and Venerable Lord Cactuar 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. Floridian Council, Cactimus Prime dester55 Gigantuar Leo, Hello Liz Funktuar Mogar, Emperor of the Royal Ariana Grande Empire, Minister of Mogar Affairs, Minister of Attention, CN's Psychologist, Captain Planet Emeritus, Frequent nuclear rogue, First!, Master of Amsging, Banned for your Sins, King of Notaries, Dual Member of The Bear Cavalry whether they want him or not, Defender of all of the cybernations females, still working on coming up with more titles to catch up to Shadow, All Around Nice Guy, Also Hello Electron Sponge. Note: credit to Hereno for TBC's flag, and Shuru for that glorious first picture
The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology. — E.O. Wilson With the world around silent, Los Angeles had swollen to a city of nearly forty million, quickly rising to rival Seoul and Tokyo for largest city within the Imperium and the world. Of course with such a dramatic population increase and hundreds of thousands of new arrivals a month, crime was a constant problem for the local Law enforcement. Surveillance was the easiest aspect but only prevented crimes in the commercial districts, the poorer residential areas were polluted with criminals and the dregs of society, but the city kept growing and the wealthy had long since retreated to their towers of glass and steel, turning a blind eye to the problems of the lower city. Though it was the City of Angels, the majority of the population felt that the gods had long since abandoned them. The Syndicate had absorbed the vast majority of the various gangs that had plagued the city before the Imperium's arrival, maintaining far more organization over the prostitution and drug trades that had filled their coffers with billions in profits that were quickly laundered through various banks under shell corporations. Ironically, the level of legitimacy required for such endeavors had meant the Syndicate had to behave just like any other corporation within the Imperium, even sponsoring several of the Formula One cars in the Imperium's global circuit. Kobayashi Corp, one of the companies originally set up to simply shovel ill gotten capital into, had managed to transform itself into a media giant, turning a healthy profit even before considering the Syndicates "cash infusions". Upon the Grand Prix of Long Beach is where our story begins, it was a typical race, with the exception of several of the audience members, the CEOs of several of the sponsors were all in a sky-box watching the race, Kelly Kobayashi had noticed her prey as he entered the spacious room. Most of the rich and powerful had augmentations that were unnoticeable beyond a metal detector or an X ray scanner, but it wasn't as though MoG[Corp]'s CEO was a normal case. The metal upon his right forearm showed clearly, allowing several small holographic projector to be open and easily used. She smiled as he walked up to the window next to her, looking down at the cars darting around the race track at over two hundred miles an hour. A blank expression crossed his face for a moment, running a quick check to ensure he addressed her properly. "Ms. Kobayashi, I wouldn't have taken you for a racing fan."
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness Chinese Proverb [hr] Mars, what a boring planet. it took decades to terraform, and even then the results were not ideal. Vast oceans covered about half the surface, funded by several EAI corporations to be a gateway to the outer rim, with Pluto being the final objective, most of the planets could not sustain life, but their moons could hold stations, beacons of humanity in the silent abyss. The trip took over a week of realtime, and honestly it was just a drag, most plugged into the latest holo game or movie, they just seemed to bore me after a while, I was left with a feeling of Hiraeth, a craving for a homeland that no longer existed. Nobody's did anymore, there were the occasional blips but mostly the various versions of Earth, Terra, they had all burned down to just a candle compared the roaring fires that once raged. Mars, to followup on some alleged ruins that were buried under the sand. The structures were not from the EAI, and looked nothing like the Tikal remnants the Imperium spent trillions chasing after among the stars. There was so much to still do, it was as though I needed to be in ten places at once. I wasn't even certain why I decided to follow this up, but the book that started my bizarre adventure what feels like centuries ago wouldn't shut up about the red dust ball. The oxygen would be breathable at least, though not incredibly appealing, similar to being on a mountain on earth on the surface, on the highest points of Mars I would require full oxygen and temperature protection, but my final destination was below the surface.
The Los Angeles City State had continued to make progress, the population were relatively indifferent to the idea of joining a nation with a capital halfway across the world, but on the other hand, the Imperium was one of the few nations left, and realistically the strongest. The process for the French territories to be annexed had continued but a North American holding would be far more risky for the Imperium to undertake, Several harbors would begin the process of expansion to be used as Imperium naval bases, as well as airfields within the territories. Care was taken to not overstep into Northern California, in respect to Cascadia. Imperium construction companies would begin the lengthy process to bring Los Angeles up to the same specifications as the rest of the Imperium, a task that would take decades. For now though, preparations were made for the Crown Prince to arrive and personally negotiate with the local governments to transition to Imperium territory.
:Private: It'd been decades since Mogar had been able to sit back and actually apply himself to something more important than himself. While there was not many things that actually managed to meet that requirement, Launch loops, while effective, were simply not enough for what he had planned to build. Space Elevators would allow the world's resources to be used upon far greater things than simply blowing each other up more effectively. Locations for three of them would allow for nearly equal capabilities for each of the continents, and ensure supply lines would not be too lengthy. The next step of course was to actually communicate with whomever remained, Alleged new super countries spawning from Belarus and Northlands meant there would be a large portion of his idea already completed, having the majority of the world under an active governance to ensure the most effective usage of resources. The first location was southeast of Singapore, and a simple phone call made that Space Elevator agreed upon. The Second and Third Locations would be slightly more effort and require someone else's pen. Congo was the next on the list, and meant speaking to Belarus. The conversation was left up to Katsuro to handle, his mother had gone off the deep end, she was somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, but that was about all she was good for as well. Katsuro would send a diplomatic cable to the Belorussian Foreign Affairs Office, with a similar message being sent to the Northlands to discuss a more civilized method of breaking up global governance. Mogar would do the same for the third location, most likely in Ecquador, for that land it would require the blessing of the United Caribbean States.
CNRPA is a diverse and large world. Everyone has their characters. It can be pretty easy to forget who is who. So I've decided to provide this thread and a basic template so there is an easy reference. Thank you Rudolph for this template: Quote Alphabetical Listing of Characters:
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.
With tensions cooled, briefly at least, Kazuko's next goal after Pacific Security was Arctic Security, the Nords had worked with the Imperium in the great war, and while communications had been lacking since then, it was time to change that.
The Hanseatic League formed quite a bit earlier than expected, due to the turmoil across Europe. Hamburg and Lübeck had been trading ports as it stood, and the cities relationship had grown close upon a governmental level as well. Holstein was nearby and invited to join this new idea of a commonwealth of city states, with a focus on Trade over merely conquering. Of course, not everyone had gotten the memo. Obotritia had been stirring up trouble, and it came to Grand Mayor Otello Adlerfügel that they planned to incite a war against the new League. Rather than wait for them to gather strength and strike. The 15 galleons of the Hanseatic Fleet set out from Lübeck, and would seek out any vessels leaving Obotritia, capturing them if possible. At the same time, An 8,000 man army led by Georg Kleemann would begin to launch their invasion of the Obotritian provinces, They would soon find the Hanseatic League to be their liking, whether by their own choice or not.