Executive Minister Posted September 14, 2011 Report Share Posted September 14, 2011 (edited) [center] [img]http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww106/mofailla/Aeon%20Mil/ACN.jpg[/img] [/center] [left][b]"Busy day for the markets as commodity prices surged forwards, by what many say was a long, hard and fast 'sleigh ride' atop the coattails of increased demand within the housing and infrastructure sectors. Instigated by the beloved Princess Rhianne and the reigning House Sidamo's intrepid [i]'Rebuild. Develop. Beautify'[/i] initiative, and word that the previously Nod-affiliated arms consortium comprised of National Defense Industry Incorporated, MILitary Aviation Complex and the newly dubbed Nascent Military Industries return to the East African marke-"[/b] [/left] East Africa had settled into a lull following the rather precarious aftermath of the Third East African War. Before the bodies of the victims of the Addis Ababa and Sudan/Ethiopian border nuclear strikes had even cooled, the nation they had sacrificed their lives for simply ceased to exist - seemingly swallowed up in the 'Grace' and 'Light' of the one they called [i]the Princess[/i]. It was [i]the Princess[/i], they said, that had reined in the Nodic madmen that were hellbent on razing Monaco, and Athens soon after, to the ground. It was [i]the Princess[/i] that would ensure that the people of East Africa would never again put themselves in danger with their wanton lust for battle. It was the Princess that would show them the light, and introduce a new age of peace and social reform to their pitiful and formerly sinful lives. But the Nodic ideology was hardy, persistent with its desire to survive. It was the inevitability of Nod's purpose of Brotherhood, Unity and Peace - a peace that millions had habitually vowed would come 'through power', a peace that was violated again and again and again. It would be impossible to take the Nodic persona away from East Africa, even with the change being self perpetuating. The Principality of Aeon was essentially a slipcover draped over the ugliness that lay underneath. The Aeon would beat their chests and sing in elegant choirs about how they were changed men and women. Peace loving, pacifist - to a fanatical degree. Princess Rhianne Lucretia Sidamo had gained a near cult status amidst the almost religious fervor. The Monastic Order of Medicine, a Nodic organization through and through that had been allowed to continue its practice relatively unchanged under the Aeon banner, had thrown its entire weight, used all political as well as social capital it had to ensure its place as the official 'Cult of Rhianne'. But as the old Nodic proverb said: [i]Oftentimes, devout fanaticism is merely an overcompensation for repressed doubt.[/i] Such hypocritical developments were seen throughout the former Nodic territories. The towns, cities and metropolises of Nod, which were little more than drab bunker-like concrete mazes, offered much in the way of functionality, affordability, ease of maintenance and defensibility. They were almost immediately set upon by swarms of Aeon artisans. Everything was to be remoulded in [i]'Our Lady's image'[/i] - fauna soon dotted the once artificial landscape and gleaming marble facades (or plaster where cost prohibitive) soon shone like gems in an ocean of browns and greens. The Nodic Militancy was soon known as the Aeon Militancy. Militants were now 'blood-followers' of the Princess. Many pains were taken to shed the brutal, barbaric and draconian image of the warriors of East Africa, much like the cities they hailed from. They still trained the same way though - their effectiveness would be missed sorely if they slacked in their duties. They merely swore allegiance to a different sort of despot, many begrudgingly, but many more willingly. If anything was lost when Nod was struck with those nuclear weapons, it was their sense of individuality. Aeon warriors would ritually kneel before the Princess both physically and most especially mentally - breaking their oaths as Nodic militants to never bow to anyone. If there was anything the East Africans had to give up that was openly bemoaned following the newly decreed 'Aeonification' of East Africa, it was the smash hit prime-time television show - [url="http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=65298"]Today's Execution[/url]. Of course such televised killings were not in line with the Aeon line of thinking. The killings were necessary, as always and they continued in earnest despite the Princess' knowledge or sanction- yet they were no longer to be used as tools of entertainment. Princess Rhianne had condemned the major news outlet to the 'annals of Nodic barbarity'. In its place rose the Aeon Certified News.[b] "... the Princess would eventually issue a statement later on in the day, reassuring Aeon citizens that the combined resurgence of NMI, NDII and MILAC would not merely be a continuation of the Nodic Weapons Research Complex - but serve to bolster the burgeoning Aeon economy by converting its heavy industrial capacity to much more peaceful means. If there was any discontent with the deadly trio's homecoming, it fell on deaf ears - with NMI stocks in particular posting a 35% share price increase over historical figures. Turning to domestic issues now, agricultural yields were especially fruitful, with hydroponic plants leading the charg-"[/b] The ACN would become one of the largest news corporations in all of Africa, rivaling even TE in size. In terms of sheer numbers and viewership, the Aeon Certified News would certainly become a powerhouse, maintaining offices throughout the Aeon territories including the Antarctic, as well as reporters within Cochin, Ceylon and the PRA. It would be solely charged with covering all events within the Principality, from the pronouncements and decrees of the Princess, to smaller, less grandiose announcements from ruling House Sidamo - usually of interest only to locals. It would be the only news agency allowed to report directly from the royal houses, giving it unparalleled access to the Aeon command structure. With access to the highest and most revered Sisters within the Monastic Order of Medicine and dedicated liasons to all branches of the Aeon military, it was the only news source that could cover matters relating to the Aeon state with true authority. Edited September 14, 2011 by Executive Minister Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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