shadeslayers09 Posted April 10, 2010 Report Share Posted April 10, 2010 As many of you may be aware, ADI has recently come under attack by an alliance known as Semper Tyrannis. This group has spent some time in planning a very well-coordinated attack on ADI, which has caused a great deal of damage. Before you ask, no, this is not an attack on them. In fact, it may be fairly close to the opposite. You see, Semper and ADI have finally had the chance to sit down and discuss why this happened, and what the future holds for this war. The reason that Semper Tyrannis attacked was not for some sort of gain, or trying to troll us. It was simply an act of honor and to say thanks to an alliance that took them in when their former alliance disbanded. Semper Tyrannis was attacking ADI for how they treated TDO in their past. And do you want to know something? ADI thinks that they are right in doing this. And so, we wish to apologize to TDO. Whether or not they forgive us is not for us to decide, but the least we can do is give an apology so long overdue. From the very beginning, TDO, our history has not been a peaceful one. You may recall how the founders of ADI left TDO, and why they did it. From there, we had quite a few problems, unable to cooperate, with ADI definitely agitating you. We even had to apologize because of a diplomat we sent to you, who turned out to not be very…diplomatic. And then, the final straw broke. According to our leadership, one of your members was harassing a new member of ADI. So how do we react? We threaten war. We threaten to attack an alliance that has only ever known neutrality, something that you have believed in since I was a member, and have since I left. That we even considered attacking you was, in retrospect, an obvious assault on ethics and values. That we would breach that trust of neutrality, when you did nothing to break it, was wrong. ADI should never have threatened to go to war. There was also another incident, and this one was a little less known to the membership. Our once-great leader and founder of ADI, John Warbuck, had apparently made plans to force an alliance-wide attack on TDO, a neutral alliance that gave many of us a home and the skills and help we needed to grow our nations. Most government members of ADI were unaware that said plans existed, which can most likely be traced back to blind following of a great leader. Nonetheless, those plans shocked us and we never would have agreed to it. The Government and general membership of the Aqua Defense Initiative therefore want to offer the people of The Democratic Order an apology that these plans were ever made. John Warbuck has left the Aqua Defense Initiative and decided to leave Planet Bob for good as well. Members of Semper Tyrannis are therefore free to continue attacks on his nation until it self-deletes if they choose to do so. But, perhaps most importantly, ADI should be apologizing for the beginning. I think, had it started out differently, we could have been on a different page altogether, one that would have been a lot nicer. But instead, we start by trying to aggravate you. Our whole existence started with disliking you, it seemed. And this, too, is wrong. TDO, ADI has finally come to realize its mistakes, and hopefully not too late. For its part, ADI is ready to move on, and to acknowledge the wrong it has done to you. All we can ask – nay, hope – for, is that you will take this in the same good faith in which it was sent. It will definitely be a long road to recovery from the start, one that you would have good reason not to want. But I speak for those now in ADI in saying that we want to mature, and this is definitely where it needs to begin. We are apologizing now because we want to solve these issues once and for all and have no more grudges between our two alliances. The Aqua Defense Initiative is ready to move on, start fresh and once again become a part of Planet Bob. ADI will do whatever it can to ensure that mistakes made by John Warbuck and ADI will never happen again. Soon we will start a democratic discussion and voting upon our next steps. In these talks we plan on making important changes to our government, our charter, foreign policies and other important aspects of an alliance. I hope that TDO can accept this apology and hopefully open relations with a new ADI. We want to start by signing TDO's Declaration of Global Neutrality. We will show the world that this new ADI holds no grudges and is here to show why it originally was formed: truth, honesty, and peace. Signed, [list] [*]Nathan Grant, [i]Lord High Sentinel[/i] [*]Hamil of Kaplechistan, [i]Judicator[/i] [*]Archon Daverin, [i]Arbiter[/i] [*]Shadeslayers09, [i]Lord of Foreign Affairs[/i] [*]Magister Populi of Latium, [i]Lord of Internal Affairs [/i] [*]Bobogoobo, [i]Lord of Finance[/i] [/list] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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