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March 5, 2009 Ivan looked upon this world, felt himself compelled to once again face the establishment. From his efforts was born the New Sith Order, the third of his line. Seven years later his youngest stands tall beside the other Sons of Moldavi and the world in which he brought us. Seven years His Order has faced trial after trial, proving our mettle and growing stronger espousing new virtues and gaining new strength from each Emperor, and most assuredly each Acolyte, along the way. Seven years his third continues to raise the bar on persistence. As the revolutions of our world slowly wind down the New Sith Order remains steadfast and united. We stand proud of our accomplishments, sure of ourselves and appreciative of our friends. The Sith Order has extended our reach to realms beyond securing prosperity together and increasing our bonds as Brothers with each other. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize all members past and present (as many as our historians could read off the bathrooms walls of Moldavistadt - some fools may have scribbled themselves in twice under multiple monikers); to recognize the efforts and time everyone has put in to develop our home and our community into what it is today. Ivan Moldavi Accalia adrian Adolph Mussolini ahaiker Anarkin Anthony Asdrubael vect Audeamus Audran Aureolus Avram Bacon God/Barthalamule Bahrevand bart416 Beijert benqute BigBrotherKalo BloodyRose BlueGrassMotherland brentbee Briska Brother Caedus Cairna CalicoHero Camilde carnegie Centurius Cerberus chickenzilla Commander Benji Conan the Barbeque ConeBone Count da Silva (Tywin/JunkaLunka) Daestarx Damon W Panne II Dark Angelus Darth Darth Panda David Y Zhou deSouza destroyer43 Dimebag DirtyC doctor bees Doppelganger Drone Strike/Anthony DWEAX Emmanuel Ephriam Grey Esial essenia Esukaresu Exitus Firestorm Fluffykins ForeverEnt Franz Ferdinand Frederic Bastiat FurqanTheReformist Gantz General Specific Gibby Gofastleft Griff Gunnm Guybrush HappySack Harry Harper II Hechal Heft heggo hilltopper HipHopHarry Holton Hoping hostileclownfish Hydro Icepick Imperius Imouse Ironchef Isaac Wolfe jack diorono Jerek john k JoeStupid Josh the Great Justinius Miller KawiStunter killzone21 King of Sparta KML Kodrom Krunk ladykiller Lennox Lilith Harpy LintWad lolpole Longshadow LoopedMe lopro4u2c Lord Dolphin Lord Serpentine Lucien Lycurqus lysotine madmartigan Magicspoon Margrave markpalm1 mastab Merrie Melodies Methrage Mikal Krosswynd MikeyFlips mior1 Morthos Moshe Dayan MonochromeF3ar Mr Garcia Mussolandia nadabethyname Nate Dogg NCC Nightreaper Nightwolf Nigras Nigro Nigronious Ninosyahputra Nixlan oakeshott Offensive Bias Old freedonia Outlawstang Outworld Owned-You PepiB Pingpong Pollard Porojussi Princess Doomee Pyroman rabonnobar Randominterrupt Rayvon Reachwind Reanimator Rebel Virginia RedCommunist RedRaider revised01 Rotavele Ruhani Saielna Sarah Tintagyl Sargon of Akkad Sargun Schills Schmutte693 scottys112 Sedate Seerow Selidryl Sernec Shadow Slayer Sheer Shirunei Sibrand Sileath Sovardie Spartacus1082 Spicy McBeefCake SpoiL stOAKEd Suiseiseki Sulmar Szezine TADspace TacoLord TehChron Tequila Mockingbird Temptation Thane Palludore TheGreat1 TheListener The Phenomenon Tiddles tobiash Tom Litler Tony Greyfox Toxic Water TrekWiz TruHartBrakN Twink TwoWicked Tysum773 UnknownSmurf USMC123 Van Hoo II Varianz Voodoo Nova Walker Texas Ranger WANA WarriorConcept Weebland wing chun stunna Wolfg4ng Wonder Bread WorldConqueror Xerxer Xeuleux xzibit YoungHef youwish959 Zaphod Zizka Zobon I Last, but most definitely not least, we must take a moment to recognize our friends, our enablers and our stepping stones who all helped guide our path over the years. We'll attempt this in alphabetical order by treaty title. [A Disturbance in the Force] Random Insanity Alliance [Amazonian Sith] The Apparatus [Conglomerate Protectorate] The Conglomerate [Disastrous Father Accords + Disastrous Father Accords 2.0] Non Grata [Frostbite] Siberian Tiger Alliance New Polar Order The Liquor Cabinet [Guardian-NSO MDoAP] Guardian [Hereno's Fictional Penis] Tetris -> Shangri-La [Holton Finds the King Accords] The French Empire [Horses with Lightsabers] Regnum Invictorum [In Order, There is Chaos and in Chaos, There is Order] Random Insanity Alliance [Kashmir-NSO Co-Prosperity Agreement] Kashmir [LGA Protectorate] La Gran Alianze [LPH-NSO ODP] Los Pollos Hermanos [Nine Headed Sith] Hydra [NSO-NpO MDP] New Polar Order [Order 66] New Pacific Order [Ordinance of Chaos] New Pacific Order [Ordinance of Disorder] Siberian Tiger Alliance [Ordinance of Force] The Galactic Republic [Pissing in Your Cheerios] Farkistan [TBC-NSO] The Bear Cavalry [Terra-Cotta Pact] Carpe Diem Atlantic Sphere Union Imperium of Man Rome Incorporated City-States of Brengstklau [The 50 Cent Treaty] Ragnarok [The Dove Doctrine Episode II] Global Alliance and Treaty Organization [The Firey Sith] Phoenix Rising [The Iron Curtain] Hydra Fellowship of Elite Allied Repblics North Atlantic Treaty Organization [The Nerdgasm Accords] The Last Remnants [The Ordinance of Rebirth] New Pacific Order [The Sith Combine] The Combine [The Sith Republic] Independent Republic of Orange Nations [The Treaty of Mount Sinai] Exodus [Treaty at Bakura] The Phoenix Federation Be sure to swing by #NSO to visit; you may or may not find us interested in your visit there. o/ Imperator and Founder Ivan Moldavi o/ Emperor JoeStupid o/ Imperator KirstenMichelle o/ Imperator Rayvon o/ Imperator YouWish o/ Imperator LintWad o/ Imperator Heft o/ Imperator Heggo
This week marks the seven year anniversary of the Pacifican Succession Crisis, where for the first time in history, strife within the institution of Pacifica became public for all to see. This incident was also called the Moldavi Rebellion... perhaps unfairly, for according to the tenets of Francoism, Emperor Ivan Moldavi had legitimate claim to the throne, and indeed was Emperor. At the time of this crisis, my first nation was only five months old, and I watched with curiosity from the Fifth Column Confederation... an alliance as far from this struggle as any. Yet it was only years later when I would begin to appreciate just how important this incident was in shaping the future of civilization and the fate of all nations... including my own. ----------------------------------------------------- It was not for naught that it was said all roads lead to Francograd... the city stretched beyond visibility, yet untouched by war, a bright beacon of classical civilization and distinguishable above all for its cleanliness and Order. In this city bustled diplomats from the world over, representing a dazzling array of alliances, ranging from the beret-bearing soldier-diplomats of the Federation of Armed Nations, to the pot-bellied, elaborately tailored democrats of the Global Alliance and Treaty Organization. Yet every diplomat, even the crudest of the /b/tards, was awed and humbled by the clean brick streets and marbled walls of the Capital of the Order. In this great city the World Unity Treaty was signed and the Hegemony created. And so it was when I first represented the FCC in the halls of Pacifica. Coming from a chaotic society of libertarians and anarcho-capitalists, it was a culture shock to see the clean, well ordered streets and sharply dressed centurions standing like statues. Yet I fell myself fall in love with the sense of Order here and a desire in my heart sprung up to replicate it. As I gazed upon a massive statue towering a hundred feet tall in the central square, I felt a presence approach. "That is the statue of Francos Spain, the founder of The Pacific and liberator of the Feederites." I turned around and noticed an older fellow, wearing a simple black uniform with no distinguishing features, but I could sense from the gravity of the man that he was important here. He was much shorter than myself, with stocky build and a sharp set of eyes. I reached out to shake hands with the stranger. "Aloha, I am King Junkalunka of the Fifth Column Confederation." "I am Comrade Vladimir. What do you think of Francograd?" I looked around and thought for a second. I thought about downplaying my reaction to the city, but decided that honesty was the best policy. "I have to admit that it is quite a bit different from the alliance I come from. I've never seen a city this big before." "There is nothing wrong with ignorance, the only failure is in neglecting to pursue knowledge when it is presented to you. I like to hand these out to visitors in the City who catch my eye. Please accept this article as a gesture of good will." I gratefully accepted the tome, and glanced within the black, title-less cover. The Meaning of Freedom. Just then, the giant bells began to ring throughout Francograd. --------------------------------------------------------------- The war against the Federation of Armed Nations by signatories of the World Unity Treaty had been ongoing for two months when Imperator Emeritus Ivan Moldavi released his public statement calling upon FAN to contact him regarding terms of surrender. Yet the part which raised eyebrows was the fact he signed the statement as Emperor. Indeed, although no public statement was released by then-reigning Emperor Revenge, reports indicated that he had indeed resigned within the throne room of Pacifica. Francograd lost all sense of Order that day, as the streets became full of officials and diplomats speculating, inquiring, and otherwise adding to the general hubbub. Outside the Imperial Palace, a very large crowd of dignitaries, officers and news reports had gathers, but the doors remained shut. The centurions seemed to lose a little of their cool dealing with such unusual levels of chaos, but still managed to keep the crowds across the city monitored and contained. Rumors circulated that "Emperor Moo" had been pressured to resign by the former Pacifican colony in the Polar regions. The sense of trepidation and excitement only increased when Imperator Emeritus Dilber resigned altogether from Pacifican politics. Yet it would not be until a few days later that Emperor Revenge would address the crowd gathered in Franco Square. Emperor Moo stood silently alongside his Imperial Officers -- but Ivan Moldavi was nowhere to be seen -- as the centurion thundered the deadly words from the stone pulpit: "...Ivan Moldavi betrayed the Order upon his return, using others in threatening Emperor Moo into relinquishing power to him against his will. His actions upon his return were questionable at best and treasonous at worst, poisoning our allies against us, pushing the Order to the brink of war with those whom we have sworn friendship, and engaging in acts of mutiny against the Emperor, threatening to destroy the Order internally himself if he could not command it once more. In the interests of preserving the Order, Ivan Moldavi is hereby expelled from the Order and rule is returned to Emperor Revenge..." ---------------------------------------------------------------- For the first time blood was spilled in the Palace Pacifica, as Praetorian Guards fought to the death against mercenaries infiltrated by the Imperial Officers. They made a stand worthy of legend, but it was a doomed effort, for lo! The city watch had arrived... and they bore the banner of the bovine. A full company of Pacifica's Finest was slain that day, but Moldavi had made his escape in the confusion, far to the frozen, wintery abode of the New Polar Order. The consequences of the coup were immediate. While Pacifica had restored Emperor Revenge, the New Polar Order supported the claim of Moldavi, resulting in the first visible signs of a schism between the Orders. In the end, most of the signatories of the World Unity Treaty supported Moo. In disgust, the New Polar Order would declare a white peace with FAN just days later. Not long after, the New Polar Order left WUT to begin forming its own power sphere. Many Pacificans would leave the NPO and join Moldavi in Polaris. Francograd physically seemed the same, but the spirit of the city was altered forever. The postures of the centurions slackened, the words of the dignitaries were less reverent. More numerous in the markets now were slaves captured in conquest than diplomats journeying to the heart of civilization. They were the outward symptoms of an alliance that had abandoned the enlightenment of Francoism to partake in the self destructive gluttony of Imperialism... and two years later, Francograd, and the Hegemony, would fall. It was the cost of abandoning the principles of Autocratic Democracy... of the Emperor being a voice of the people. The power of the Emperor was reduced, and the cruelties of the Imperial Officers could now be exercised with abandon. A few months later, as I left the FCC and made my way to the Imperial Assault Alliance, my diplomatic mission would end and I would catch the next ship back to my kingdom. I had much to ponder, but also a deep conviction to bring what I had learned into practice wherever my feet would land. As the Ship departed Francograd's shore, I reached into my bag for the tome Vladimir had gifted me. I opened the book to the first page and began to read: To paraphrase a wiser man, 'the point is not to discuss the world, but to change it'.