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Greetings, Planet Bob.

Tonight, we have a show for you. A show of truth, of lies, of deceit and of betrayal.
Betrayal from friends, from allies and from each other.

In lieu of forcing you all to read through the mountains of logs and forum posts that sum up to these events, we have prepared a summarised version of how things have been playing out for the last two months, entitled [i]Diary of a Sundered Realm[/i]. In it, you will find many a revelation of character, some of which came as surprises to even us. Without further ado, I present, the [b]Diary of a Sundered Realm[/b]!

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[b]Diary of a Sundered Realm[/b] (天下分け目の日記 [i]Tenka Wakeme no Nikki[/i])
A Retrospective Assessment of the SOS-NsO Schism

It began on a day, the exact date of which has been lost to the mists of time, in early September. The SOS Brigade had reached its one-year anniversary without major incident and a minor issue of roguery on SOS Brigade members was being negotiated out between the Brigade Chief of the SOS Brigade, Arrnea (with a Foreign Affairs Deputy, Michaeru present for some of these negotiations) and representatives of the iFOK-Alliance, the alliance from which the rogue hailed.

In these negotiations, the Brigade Chief Arrnea sought the full amount of damages from iFOK as reparations, some $120,000,000 in total, with half of it to be optionally paid in technology instead of cash, as convenient for iFOK. This was in order to make a statement deterring others from launching rogue attacks against the SOS Brigade for fear of paying for it in reparations. Of this intention of the Chief, the FA deputy present was fully aware.

Later, while the Chief slept (for he is but a mortal, you see), the Foreign Affairs head, Elrich von Richt, with his faithful deputy Michaeru in tow, approached the iFOK alliance to enter negotiations for the settlement of the rogue issue. To Elrich's mind, no negotiations had taken place, because Chief Arrnea had not informed him of these talks. In truth, Arrnea expected Elrich to, by the Charter, talk with him before pursuing any decision-making processes. In such talks, any miscommunications would been rapidly addressed. In addition, with the benefit of hindsight of Michaeru's presence with Elrich when these second talks were conducted, the Chief would have expected Michaeru to reveal his knowledge of the pre-existing talks to Elrich, his immediate superior. [b]He did not.[/b] Because of this lack of knowledge and a certain lack of context, Elrich and Michaeru were whittled down to a measly $20,000,000 in reparations, with the hope that it would be enough of a deterrent. Later actions by Poison Clan, staunch allies of the iFOK-Alliance would seem to suggest that they were grossly incorrect in this assessment.

In this section of logs, we see proof that Soviet Haruhi was not informed of the pre-exisitng negotiations and their intention. We also see that Michaeru was present for these second negotiations with iFOK.[quote]01:34 @Dissident why did this all happen to begin with?
01:35 ~Soviet_Haruhi Because we were disgruntled.
01:35 ~Soviet_Haruhi Essentially, here's what happened.
01:35 ~Soviet_Haruhi iFOK rogue, second one, hits michaeru.
01:35 ~Soviet_Haruhi Michaeru is my deputy, he just wants to get negotiations done.
01:35 ~Soviet_Haruhi Accept whatever reps, and be done with it.
01:35 ~Soviet_Haruhi Right?
01:35 @Dissident ok
01:35 ~Soviet_Haruhi So, we went and took care of it, accept lesser reps to end it.
01:36 ~Soviet_Haruhi Afterwards, we learn through Arrnea that he'd been in negotiations with iFOK w/ ThunderStrike.
01:36 ~Soviet_Haruhi and that he had SuperFriends backing.
01:36 ~Soviet_Haruhi This wasn't told to us, even though it'd been going on
01:36 ~Soviet_Haruhi UNTIL THEN.
01:37 ~Soviet_Haruhi On top of that, when he later removed us from government he told me we 'should have asked'
01:37 ~Soviet_Haruhi That's not exactly correct.
01:37 ~Soviet_Haruhi If it was information that we should have known, he should of told us.
01:37 @Dissident yeah
01:37 ~Soviet_Haruhi He's the leader, he's supposed to filter information down, we filter it up.
01:37 ~Soviet_Haruhi We don't have to -ask- him to know !@#$.[/quote]
Hate to break it to you, Elrich, but the Charter of the SOS Brigade proves you wrong here.[quote][b]Part One: Brigade Chief and Ultra Director[/b]
The SOS Brigade shall be led by the Brigade Chief and Ultra Director, acting as the plenipotentiary of Haruhi Suzumiya. This person, in concert with the Senior Brigade Staff shall exercise final authority over all decisions made for the SOS Brigade and shall remain in this position until they choose to retire or are impeached. The Brigade Chief and Ultra Director shall, in addition to the powers already detailed, be permitted to exercise a veto over any action decided upon by the Senior Brigade Staff, preventing the undertaking of such an action.[/quote]
This section of the Charter of the SOS Brigade clearly details the power of the Brigade Chief to exercise final authority over decisions (albeit only in concert with the Senior Staff), but more importantly, the power to [b]exercise a veto[/b]. How can a veto be exercised if a unilateral decision is made without informing the one who should be able to exercise it?

After the negotiations, Elrich von Richt (SOS Brigade's FA head at the time), Diablofan (SOS Brigade's military head at the time), Michaeru (an SOS Brigade FA deputy at the time) and Tohru (an SOS Brigade Recruitment and Propaganda deputy at the time) got together on Skype, with a few others in presence to discuss their options for removal of the Chief, for what they percieved to be inappropriate behavior. Ultimately, this conversation contained the words 'coup', due to some creative use of colloquialism by the participants. As such, some of the other participants in the conversation grew concerned and informed Chief Arrnea of this conversation, but as the conversation took place on Skype, only the portions that were typed could be logged, as opposed to those that were spoken.

This alone, Arrnea decided, was not enough evidence to make a decision one way or another on what to do. So after giving the participants in this call time to explain what happened there on their own, he asked Elrich von Richt and Diablofan to elaborate on what happened within the conversation. Much to his surprise however, there was no explanation given, despite the fact that he was very much their superior. Instead, the two immediately tended their resignations from their government spots, with Elrich von Richt in particular getting very emotional and suggesting that he would depart from Cybernations permanently from the great guilt he felt. The logs of the initial part of these conversations are:[quote]<Kyou|Away> Hopefully things'll be normal by the time I leave
<Kyou|Away> (At least my reputation, ^^)
<Kyou|Away> ...and the behavior.
<Kyou|Away> Just remember, I'm not going to stab you in the back.
<Kyou|Away> It's really hard to lose my respect and my trust.
<Kyou|Away> Unless someone does something -really- stupid.
<Kyou|Away> I think all Ember did was cause unneccessary tension, neh?
<Kyou|Away> Tension that shouldn't have existed.
<Kyou|Away> I've messeged both Diablo and Tohru something on Skype.
<Kyou|Away> Hopefully they get it, as it pertains to 'be careful what you do, apply judgement and foresight, don't do anything unneccessary'
<Kyou|Away> (in relation to behavior_
<Kyou|Away> I just can hope, of all people, they listen to me, and learn to respect your authority a little more sometimes...
<Kyou|Away> and what you say
* Kyou|Away sighs
<Arrnea> <Kyou|Away> Just remember, I'm not going to stab you in the back. <<< so, I guess you really do have a short memory
<Arrnea> or was your conversation on Skype about couping me not at all serious?
* Kyou|Away facepalms
<Kyou|Away> Oh boy.
<Arrnea> that's right, I'm onto that.
<Arrnea> don't think you got THAT one past me.
<Kyou|Away> Do you want me to post a resignation now?"
<Kyou|Away> I'll get out.
<Arrnea> I'm still considering.
<Arrnea> I don't want you out of the alliance but I may well want you out of my government.
<Kyou|Away> Look, don't even worry about it.
<Kyou|Away> I've lost you as a friend.
<Kyou|Away> It's not worth even staying.[/quote]
[quote]<Arrnea> Welcome back.
<Soviet_Yuki> Back
<Soviet_Yuki> I heard stuff... not good stuff
<Arrnea> you're not wrong.
<Arrnea> and you got some explaining to do
<Soviet_Yuki> I figured I would have to
<Arrnea> pray tell, do you recall a Skype conversation in the last couple of days that I might be interested in?
<Soviet_Yuki> Yes... yes I do actually
<Arrnea> I'm giving you a chance to explain yourself.
<Arrnea> make good use of it.
* Soviet_Yuki sighs
<Soviet_Yuki> Look... you remember that argument right from a few days ago right?
<Soviet_Yuki> Well, Haruhi was trying too look out for me, considering I'm one of his best friends. We were mad at you, yes, but nothing was ever going to happen. We may have talked about it, that is true, but nothing was going to happen... in the last few days, !@#$ hit the fan with me... I'm the one to blame for all this !@#$ happening. Don't take it out on anyone else. I am the...
<Soviet_Yuki> [Continued] root cause of this issue, however, the catylist of the events of late is now gone from my life. If it would make you feel better, I'll step down from my position as Alien Supercomputer. [End]
<Arrnea> I can't trust anyone who went along with a plan to coup me, especially considering certain people then lied about it, not thinking I knew.
<Arrnea> <Kyou|Away> Just remember, I'm not going to stab you in the back.
<Soviet_Yuki> I have one question though... who told you about it?
<Arrnea> that was today, before I revealed that I knew about it.
<Arrnea> wouldn't you like to know.[/quote]
I leave it to the reader to do the math here, but I will note that a refusal to explain the situation and the immediate tending of resignations does not inspire confidence in one's innocence in the matter in question.
It is worthy of note that at this point, when Arrnea spoke to Michaeru with the same questions as he had for Elrich von Richt and Diablofan, Michaeru denied any activity within the Skype conversation in question, and judging from the behavior Arrnea had previously observed from Michaeru on both IRC and Skype, this seemed a reasonable explanation. As such, Arrnea took Michaeru's word for it and continued to consider him a trustworthy member of the SOS Brigade. In hindsight, this was not a good idea.

After this, a motion to impeach the Brigade Chief Arrnea was proposed by Arynar Ventys (the Economics and IA head of the time), which was voted on over a period of a week. After this week was over, the polls stood as follows:
[b]Yes:[/b] 13 votes
[b]No:[/b] 12 votes
[b]Abstain:[/b] 5 votes

Per the Charter of the SOS Brigade, Article Two, Part Two (Impeachment of the Brigade Chief and Ultra Director), a margin of 80% of all votes cast is required to bring about impeachment of the Brigade Chief. In addition, the number of votes cast must be in excess of 50% of the number of members of the alliance. In this case, the latter quota (the quorum) was reached, but the former quota (the majority) was not. As such, the Brigade Chief remained in office as-is.

With the failure of their attempt to impeach the Brigade Chief, the members in question left the SOS Brigade, which should have been the end of it. Unfortunately, as we all know now, it was not the end of it at all.

Weeks passed and while tensions were still somewhat high inside the SOS Brigade, it didn't seem to most of those left that there would be a second burst of drama regarding the alliance. Oh how wrong that assumption turned out to be.

With the formation of the New Sakura Order, under Empress Katsumi of Chokan, those members that had left the SOS Brigade after the failure of the previously-mentioned impeachment motion against Brigade Chief Arrnea once again had their own alliance to do with as they saw fit. Unfortunately, neither side was quite willing to let this be the end of it. For the New Sakura Order's part, Elrich von Richt in particular was extremely arrogant towards the SOS Brigade, taking every opportunity possible to insinuate that he had somehow bettered those that remained at the SOS Brigade. As we later found out, he had been turning our members, turning our allies, those we considered friends, to his cause... and away from ours.

A striking example of the reveal of this was the resignation of Michaeru from both his position as head of Foreign Affairs and his membership in the SOS Brigade on 23 October 2010. In this resignation, Michaeru revealed that he had, all along, been actively involved in the initial Skype conversation, as well as the subsequent IRC discussions about removing the Brigade Chief and had thus been misleading said Brigade Chief into believing him a friend for the entire time since then, even to the point where a job as head of Foreign Affairs was accepted. To be precise, Michaeru's words were as follows:[quote]One: I wasn't inactive in that Skype conversation. What are you, dense? Are you retarded or something? I heard everything, and I said my fair share as well.[/quote]

Which brings us to roughly the present. A few days ago, a rather interesting IRC log from September came to the attention of the SOS Brigade and its members. It was a log of a room set up by the SOS Brigade members that would come to found the New Sakura Order. Invited into this room to take part in the negotiations were many players from other alliances, some more actively involved in the discussions than others. These 'players' included High Government figures from two of the three treaty partners of the SOS Brigade.

In addition, this room confirmed some things that were already suspected by the SOS Brigade. First and foremost, that Michaeru had been deceiving not only Chief Arrnea, but the entire alliance, since the initial Skype conversation took place. Not only was this confirmed, but it was also confirmed [b]in the IRC room where the plotting took place[/b], thus anyone who was present in the room at the time (no small number of people) would have been aware of this and should have thus informed Arrnea and the SOS Brigade. [b]No such information was forwarded to the SOS Brigade or Arrnea[/b].[quote]02:49 %Rudolph[AoR|Regret] I'm guessing Michaeru and Mio are in on it as well?
02:49 %Lavo mio is in this chan
02:49 %Rudolph[AoR|Regret] Oh yeah
02:49 %Rudolph[AoR|Regret] facepalms
02:50 ~Soviet_Haruhi Michaeru is too.
02:50 %Lavo <~Soviet_Haruhi> Michaeru is too. <---wat
02:50 @dragonknight|SOS @Lavo: michaeru was part of the skype convo
02:50 @dragonknight|SOS but when confronted by Arrnea
02:51 ~Soviet_Haruhi He played innocent, Lavo.
02:51 ~Soviet_Haruhi But that's fine.
2:51 &Tohru wut
02:51 ~Soviet_Haruhi Tohru
02:51 ~Soviet_Haruhi When Arrnea asked, he said he was in the convo but didn't take part in the discussion
02:51 ~Soviet_Haruhi The hilarity being, he believed him completely.
02:51 ~Soviet_Haruhi Even gave him my old job.[/quote]
So here we have proof, dating from September 12th, that Soviet Haruhi, and indeed the other participants in the discussion in this channel, were fully aware of Michaeru's duplicity, a fact which was not revealed to the SOS Brigade until the 23rd of October. That's a whole 41 days.

Do you notice reader, some of the names present in this discussion? Perhaps [b]Lavo[/b] rings a bell? A long-standing member of the Imperial Assault Alliance? Or perhaps [b]Rudolph[AoR|Regret][/b]? A government member in the Age of Reclamation? [b]dragonknight|SOS[/b], now a Government member of Tetris, an SOS treaty partner?

[b]But wait, there's more![/b] Oh, so much more.
[quote]02:50 %Lavo <~Soviet_Haruhi> Michaeru is too. <---wat
02:50 %Rudolph[AoR|Regret] Also, hey Pollard
02:50 @dragonknight|SOS takes getting used to
02:50 %Pollard hello
02:50 @dragonknight|SOS @Lavo: michaeru was part of the skype convo
02:50 %Lavo oh
02:50 @dragonknight|SOS but when confronted by Arrnea
02:50 %Lavo I meant in this chan
02:51 ~Soviet_Haruhi He played innocent, Lavo.[/quote]
'But wait', you say, 'this looks familiar'. And dear reader, this should be familiar, for you [b]have[/b] seen it before. This is the section before we see the proof of Michaeru's duplicity, now without lines removed to emphasise important lines. What do you notice? Why, it's [b]Pollard[/b], of course. The very same Pollard who is currently the leader of the alliance of Tetris, an MDoAP-level treaty partner of the SOS Brigade. What could he be doing in a channel where the frivolous removal of the legitimate leader of the SOS Brigade is being discussed, among other betrayals? Let us read on:[quote]02:26 from #ice.coldfront.net - Soviet_Haruhi invited ali5541 into the channel.
02:27 ali5541 [<hosmask redacted>] has joined #sakura
02:27 ChanServ set mode [+h ali5541]
02:27 ~Soviet_Haruhi ali
02:27 ~Soviet_Haruhi http://!@#$%*.com/5gcM9DF5
02:27 ~Soviet_Haruhi This should sum it up.
02:28 ~Soviet_Haruhi Read that, it's my query with TS
02:28 Saniiro|LaughingMan [<hosmask redacted>] has quit IRC
02:28 %ali5541 kk
02:28 %ali5541 will review it in a sec
02:35 Soviet_Saniiro [<hosmask redacted>] has joined #sakura
02:35 ChanServ set mode [+o Soviet_Saniiro]
02:40 Soviet_Saniiro is now known as Laughing_Man
02:41 Rudy[Away] [<hosmask redacted>] has quit IRC
02:41 from #frozen.coldfront.net - Soviet_Haruhi invited Bdiah[VE] into the channel.
02:42 Bdiah[VE] [<hosmask redacted>] has joined #sakura
02:42 ChanServ set mode [+h Bdiah[VE]]
02:42 %Bdiah[VE] Que?
02:43 ~Soviet_Haruhi This is kind of 'disgruntled land'
02:43 %ali5541 Haruhi
02:43 %ali5541 how bad has this gotten?
02:43 ~Soviet_Haruhi Welp.
02:43 ~Soviet_Haruhi He's thus far not seeming to realize how bad it is.
02:44 %ali5541 I know it is bad
02:44 ~Soviet_Haruhi Appointed his new Senior Staff.
02:44 %ali5541 by the logs
02:44 %ali5541 but
02:44 %ali5541 how worser has it gotten
02:44 ~Soviet_Haruhi Dosen't really give a !@#$ what me/Diablo say.
02:44 ~Soviet_Haruhi That's earlier this night.
02:44 %ali5541 ouch
02:44 %ali5541 never thought he would be the paranoid type
02:44 ~Soviet_Haruhi The last thing we can do, is have Onyx/Mio talk to him.
02:44 ~Soviet_Haruhi After that, then...
02:44 ~Soviet_Haruhi If he fails to see reason?
02:44 ~Soviet_Haruhi Impeachment.
02:45 @dragonknight|SOS which will has consequences regardless of the outcome V_V
02:45 %ali5541 kinda figured
02:45 @dragonknight|SOS reasoning the only way to resolve this w/ everyone being happy
02:45 ~Soviet_Haruhi No, dragonknight, that's incorrect.
02:46 ~Soviet_Haruhi People will feel -better-
02:46 ~Soviet_Haruhi Not happy.
02:46 ~Soviet_Haruhi all this confidence and trust that's flown out the window won't automatically return, either.
02:46 @dragonknight|SOS point taken
02:46 %ali5541 -_-
02:46 Rudy[Away] [<hosmask redacted>] has joined #sakura
02:46 ChanServ set mode [+b <hosmask redacted>]
02:46 This <hosmask redacted> ban affects: Rudy[Away]
02:46 ChanServ [services@coldfront.net] has kicked Rudy[Away] [You are not permitted to be on this channel.]
02:47 ~Soviet_Haruhi facepalms
02:47 ~Soviet_Haruhi Unban him
02:47 Soviet_Yuki set mode [-bb <hosmask redacted>]
02:47 %ali5541 I just can't believe Yuki and you got tossed out like that
02:47 %ali5541 I mean seriously
02:47 @dragonknight|SOS no kidding
02:48 %ali5541 Are you guys thinking of leaving SOS? (I hope not)
02:48 from #cyclone.coldfront.net - Soviet_Haruhi invited Rudy[Away] into the channel.
02:48 from #storm.coldfront.net - Soviet_Haruhi invited band20[AODB] into the channel.
02:48 band20[AODB] [<hosmask redacted>] has joined #sakura
02:48 ChanServ set mode [+h band20[AODB]]
02:48 ~Soviet_Haruhi If the impeachment went south, then yeah.
02:48 ~Soviet_Haruhi We'd probably end up in Tetris.
02:48 %Bdiah[VE] be careful you guys
02:48 %ali5541 -_-
02:49 ~Soviet_Haruhi Bdiah
02:49 %Bdiah[VE] I don't think Impeachment is going to go well, if it happens
02:49 ~Soviet_Haruhi Onyx/Mio intend to talk to him soon.
02:49 %Bdiah[VE] as you said though
02:49 ~Soviet_Haruhi We'll see then.
02:49 %ali5541 does Arrena have root admin?
02:49 @dragonknight|SOS yea
02:49 ~Soviet_Haruhi Yes.
02:49 %ali5541 what about hosting panel access?
02:49 %ali5541 anyone else?
02:50 @dragonknight|SOS only the Senior Staff has access (so Imperator, michaeru, Mio and Onyx)
02:50 %ali5541 okay, that's good
02:50 %ali5541 they can make sure the forums are backed up
02:51 %ali5541 and can remove Arrena's root admin access once impeachment goes through (if it does)
02:51 @dragonknight|SOS diablo has a backup forum set up just in case but yeah
02:51 %ali5541 smart thinking as well
02:51 ~Soviet_Haruhi Blame me for it.
02:51 %ali5541 I have hosting access to Tetris and CIA
02:51 ~Soviet_Haruhi I always have 2-3 contingency plans.
02:51 @dragonknight|SOS I wished we didn't have to resort to impeaching but if reasoning fails....
02:51 %ali5541 I make sure we have a daily back-up
02:52 @dragonknight|SOS ^_^
02:52 %ali5541 still a big shock for me
02:52 %ali5541 -_-
02:52 %band20[AODB] same here[/quote]
And what have we here? [b]More[/b] people involved, oh my. Enter, stage left, [b]ali5541[/b] and [b]band20[AODB][/b], current government members in Tetris and AOD Brigade, respectively. While there is no particular evidence of direct wrongdoing on the part of band20, ali5541 made some rather incriminating comments with regard to 'removing Arrnea's root admin access if impeachment goes through', suggesting that force might be necessary to solve the situation, possibly using the then-Senior Staffers as proxies to achieve this. This, from a person Arrnea considered to be a friend. Arrnea was very hurt by this.

But do read on:[quote]03:09 Logan [<hosmask redacted>] has joined #sakura
03:09 ChanServ set mode [+h Logan]
03:09 ~Soviet_Haruhi Logan
03:09 ~Soviet_Haruhi Welcome to disgruntled land.
03:09 %Logan Channel overwhelming...
03:10 @dragonknight|SOS our disgrunting will blot out the sun :P
03:10 ~Soviet_Haruhi Then Arrnea will plot in the shade.
03:11 &Soviet_Yuki claps
03:11 %Logan So what is the situation?
03:11 &Soviet_Yuki Bravo
03:11 ~Soviet_Haruhi Logan, shall I show relevant logs that just sum it up
03:11 ~Soviet_Haruhi http://!@#$%*.com/5gcM9DF5
03:11 ~Soviet_Haruhi ^
03:11 @dragonknight|SOS that
03:12 ~Soviet_Haruhi glomps Devy-kun~
03:12 ~Soviet_Haruhi :3
03:12 %Logan mmk
03:13 &Soviet_Yuki Logan, sorry for the short explanation I gave on Friday ^^;
03:13 &Soviet_Yuki was in a bit of a rush then
03:15 %Logan Right.
03:16 from #ice.coldfront.net - Soviet_Haruhi invited Kellory[AODB] into the channel.
03:16 Kellory[AODB] [<hosmask redacted>] has joined #sakura
03:16 ChanServ set mode [+h Kellory[AODB]]
03:16 %Logan So this is over reps from Spaarlamp then?
03:16 ~Soviet_Haruhi That's where it started.
03:16 ~Soviet_Haruhi Now it's over the building trust issues.
03:17 %BladeX Reminds me of a song
03:18 %Logan Yeah, I can see that there is no trust here between leader and the rest of the gov or membership at all.
03:18 ~Soviet_Haruhi Overreacting by Arrnea, though?
03:18 %Logan I see it that way.
03:19 %Logan From what I gather Tetris' collective stance is kind of nearly all our main contacts bar Arrnea have been suddenly removed from power which is kind of off putting.
03:20 ~Soviet_Haruhi Logan, by the way...
03:20 ~Soviet_Haruhi It's possible he may get impeached if reason isn't accepted.
03:21 %Logan Ok
03:22 %Logan I admitedly haven't read your charter but if all the SOS members in this channel support such an action I can see it as validated.
03:22 %Logan We kind of want to remain neutral and not meddle in your internal affairs.
03:23 @dragonknight|SOS that's fine
03:23 %Logan But we really don't know many active members outside the people here.
03:23 &Soviet_Yuki Logan, the impeachment process is 80% of all votes need to be in favor of impeachment for it to succeed. And the vote has to have at least half of the members on the AA voting
03:24 &Soviet_Yuki So in esscense we only need 17 people to vote yes and we have it
03:25 %Logan Seems like fair rules.
03:26 Soviet_Haruhi changed the topic to: We are the New Sakura Order | Observation is key. Cherry Blossom [NHK] spreads pacifism, much like Switzerland.
03:26 &Soviet_Yuki lol... nice topic :P
03:26 @dragonknight|SOS eh?
03:26 ~Soviet_Haruhi That's the radio name.
03:26 &Soviet_Yuki Hang on
03:27 @dragonknight|SOS oh
03:27 ~Soviet_Haruhi Btw, Logan.
03:27 &Soviet_Yuki Lemme fix the new and order
03:27 ~Soviet_Haruhi If this fails?
03:27 ~Soviet_Haruhi We'll end up in Tetris.
03:27 Soviet_Yuki changed the topic to: We are the New Sakura Order | Observation is key. Cherry Blossom [NHK] spreads pacifism, much like Switzerland.
03:27 &Soviet_Yuki Grr... thats purple
03:27 &Soviet_Yuki could have swore that seemed pink
03:28 @Dissident what about this
03:28 &Tohru This should be pink, 13
03:28 %Logan We would love to welcome you guys, though to the death of one of our allies isn't really the prime way of gaining you xD
03:28 &Soviet_Yuki Thanks
03:28 Soviet_Yuki changed the topic to: We are the New Sakura Order | Observation is key. Cherry Blossom [NHK] spreads pacifism, much like Switzerland.
03:28 %Logan Especially since we are very... err.. Independent? at the moment.[/quote]
At the very least, Logan comes off less incriminating than the other foreign players at work in this channel. He does however, still fail to adhere to his treaty obligations to inform the SOS Brigade government of these plans to make a new alliance and draw away membership from the SOS Brigade, something which falls very much under the "Intelligence" article of a Mutual Defence and Optional Aggression Pact, such as the one held between Tetris and the SOS Brigade.

I leave you today with this wonderful line from Michaeru, dated to 12 September, 2010:
[quote][color="#FF0000"][i]Mod edit due to highly inappropriate content[/i][/color][/quote]
[b]Checkmate.[/b]
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Secondly, we would like to expand on the story of [b]Tetris[/b]. Around 14 hours ago, notice of cancellation was served, as an activation of the 7th song from [b]Yuki Still Plays Way Too Much Tetris or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Korobeiniki[/b]:
[quote]Прекращение (Termination)

Words by Onyx Firefly, Music by Granat

Once there comes a time
when all good things
come to an end, an end
it is inevitable.

Let those that seek
to finish this song
play it for a day...
only then, let it end.[/quote]

On the subject of this cancellation, Pollard, the leader of Tetris, had some very interesting things to say:
[center][img]http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/7671/pollard0.png[/img]
[img]http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/9457/pollard1.png[/img]
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Fascinating, really.

Let this be a lesson to anyone who seeks to trust Tetris, or their 'loyal' allies, the New Sakura Order.

Now I hand over to Arynar Ventys, who has something [b]also[/b] very interesting to say to everyone.

--- [b]Arrnea[/b]
[i]Brigade Chief and Ultra Director of the SOS Brigade[/i]

Edited by Arrnea

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(Dictionary.com ---> Treason 3.) the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.)

The above post and this Dictionary reference deserves a story, if I do say so myself!


"There once was a boy named johnny-"

Ah, wait, wrong storybook... Lemme, just- ah! Here we go!


I found myself peering into a beautiful mosiac, put together by true friends and trusted fellows that I held dear to my heart.
We had just come out of one heck of a battlefield, and we decided to show the world what we could do! We created something that I felt was absolutely perfect. Truly, there was nothing better than the creation of a masterpiece? I took a look at it and I marveled in it's colors... The forest green, the sky blue, the wonderful pieces that fit together so well. It was truly the masterpiece I believed it-

I heard a small voice in the back of my head state something to me... "Why do you say it's green? It's obviously brown. And that blue is most definitely red. Those pieces, where do you think they got them from?"

My vision blurred for a moment, my feelings of peace faltered for a feeling of guilt and depression- why that was, however, I couldn't understand.
But then it became clear again. The blues and greens returned; the perfectly positioned pieces became less messy and more profound once more.

And then the voice returned, saying, "But the pieces don't fit together. The story is all messed up... You're not seeing it, you're not-"
I silenced the voice in my head. I was happy here, why should I have to sacrifice that? Why should I take the hard road when the easy road was so much-

"Easier?"

I heard it somewhere, I couldn't tell from which direction- or perhaps it was the voice in my head.
My vision faltered again; the browns and reds returned, the room became dimmer, and I could see my friends holding things behind their backs.

Then it returned to normal.

I began to think I was crazy... So I returned to gaze at the mosiac, to behold it's grandeur and-

It wasn't-
It couldn't-

I must be going crazy. This mosiac in front of me was made up of carved out pieces of back-skin, still bloodied and fresh, each one identifiable in some way from a previous person that I had considered to be an obstacle in the path of this wonderful- no, this barbaric creation. Each person that I had once considered a friend, and had abandoned because...

"It was too easy. I just had to do something so simple... I just had to do my part, and place my part of the skin on this mosiac- I didn't even have to know what I was doing, just do it was all I need accomplish."

The lights to the room dimmed. I looked around again, and I could see my friends standing there, hands behind their backs, blood on their shirts...

"I'm a traitor... We're all traitors..." I said quietly, for fear of being heard.
Some of them looked at me funnily. I backed away a bit.

I turned around and saw the voice in my head take form...
It was another friend of my past. One whom I had so deftly taken a chunk of back out of with-

I looked into my hand and saw a dagger. All I could do was drop it, looking forlornly at the person I still considered a friend, ever guiltful of what I had done.
I looked around, and I walked up to a long-time friend whom I trusted without question; "We're traitors, don't you see! I can't even begin to mention in how many ways we've gone wrong, how many times- I can't even begin to comprehend that we've stabbed friends we've held dear! Don't you see?!"

He looked so puzzled, and he looked in a way fearful. Then he said back to me... "We're traitors, don't you see! I can't even begin to mention in how many ways we've gone wrong, how many times- I can't even begin to comprehend that we've stabbed friends we've held dear! Don't you see?!"

I took it for face value, it didn't even occur to me what he had done. I didn't even see that he still held his knife.

I got him to start walking around to each friend, but before I even finished with the third I grew weary of it. I couldn't make them see... It occured to me that the first person I talked to was just parroting what I said, so that he could-

"It's so easy just to take the easy way out... Just to walk down the path of least resistance, getting rid of anything in your path..."

It was so clear to me now, as I walked back up to that voice... Not one voice, but many voices now.
They had tried to make me see many times. I blocked them out for far too long.

I looked at our new leader, the creator of the Mosiac. I saw and beheld the wicked dagger she held in her hand. It was right next to her. She didn't even hide it.
I looked at one who had hurt the voice more than any other. He held his dagger to his chest. I wondered if he would even think twice about using it.
I saw the long-time friend. He claimed to have dropped the dagger, but I seriously questioned that...
I saw the friend of another, whom at that moment looked at the dagger and didn't even care that he was holding it... Didn't even care that he still held on to it.
I saw the others around me, and I saw how easily they could've been led on.

Even if they weren't, there were just too many coincidences that led up to this creation- this culmination- of treachery.
And I asked myself... Now that I can see the insanity...

can I ever trust these people again?

...

...

...

...

...

"I think not."

I disappeared for a moment. And then I reappeared, cleansed.

Why should I have to think about trust? You either trust, or you do not, and if you doubt your trust in someone you may as well not trust them at all.

"I believed in these people..."

And yet they founded their group on treachery... There was no trust to base this mosiac off of, it was simply a grouping of like-minded individuals who agreed that
stabbing others in the back was better than stabbing eachother in the back.

"And there are still the others..."

I can only hope that they see the bigger picture. It's not one that you can just build up an understanding of; it's a concept that you either grasp, or you do not.

"Ah well..."

I turned to the others, the voices-no-more.

"Leave them to rot."

And the voices in my head faded, as I walked from a dim and bleak world,

Back into the home I should never have left.

"Tadaima..."

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[quote name='Voytek' timestamp='1288433205' post='2497094']haha yeah totally gonna read all/any of that

nOT-broat[/quote]
Well, that's up to you. Really.

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[quote name='Charles Stuart' timestamp='1288433901' post='2497096']
So, besides making a wall of text, what are you going to do about it?
[/quote]

Post more back and forth tit for tat with NsO, obviously.

TL;DR Version? Did they dun goof?

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[quote name='Hiro Nakara' timestamp='1288434221' post='2497098']Post more back and forth tit for tat with NsO, obviously.

TL;DR Version? Did they dun goof?[/quote]
This is not the continuation of a 'tit for tat' exchange. This is the end of it. After this, what else is there to say?

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[quote name='Arrnea' timestamp='1288434355' post='2497103']
This is not the continuation of a 'tit for tat' exchange. This is the end of it. After this, what else is there to say?
[/quote]


Well, NsO will come in and argue everything is out of context. They are doctored logs, or you left out important parts. You are just wrong and misconstrued things, followed by the peanut gallery putting their piece in, the usual crowd who then use this thread as a weapon, followed by I got your back SOS, or I got your back NsO. Then followed by chest thumping.

Wash, rinse and repeat. If I have missed anything out please feel free to add it. Anything less is just not the OWF.

Edited by Hiro Nakara

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[quote name='Hiro Nakara' timestamp='1288434618' post='2497106']Well, NsO will come in and argue everything is out of context. They are doctored logs, or you left out important parts, You're just wrong and misconstrued things, followed by the peanut gallery putting there piece in, the usual crowd who then use this thread as a weapon, followed by I got your back SOS, or I got your back NsO. then followed by chest thumping.

Wash rinse repeat.

If I have missed anything out please feel free to add it in.

anything less is just not the OWF.[/quote]
Yes, you missed the part where an NsO founder backed up the Diary's authenticity in the very next post after my initial two.

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[quote name='Arrnea' timestamp='1288434732' post='2497110']
Yes, you missed the part where an NsO founder backed up the Diary's authenticity in the very next post after my initial two.
[/quote]


Of coarse, that will make them all sing the same song you are.

Edited by Hiro Nakara

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[quote name='Hiro Nakara' timestamp='1288434618' post='2497106']
followed by I got your back SOS
[/quote]

I can't lie about it, SOS is good people :) .

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So as In stare into the waters of life, and I look at my reflection... I see something unclear, blurry at first, yet making sense after a long hard look.

I see an [b]oni[/b]. A demon of Japanese folklore where my own reflection should be. Not a [b]youkai[/b] (lesser demon), but an oni nontheless. Looking at the words I can associate with the sudden and strange changing of my reflection, I find the word [b]traitor[/b]. I look up to sky and ask myself 'Should I be appearing as this before myself, for betraying my beloved alliance and friends.' The answer I come to is 'Yes, but more reason must exist than that.'

The answer I come to after pondering the darkest realms of my mind, which should have been so obvious, makes itself known:

[b]'I have betrayed myself. By betrayed my love of the alliance, my confidence and trust in others, my friendship with others, I have in turn betrayed myself.'[/b]

The events of the past couple of weeks have left me in a very twisted form, acting on rage, blinded by anger and fear, and not allowing logic to enter my thought process. Looking at my reflection in the water once more, I throw a rock at it. [b]'I'm disgusted with what I've become'[/b]

Looking once more at the reflection, seeing the rock only rippled the reflection, he cried and felt his knees shake.

He finally saw through his own velvet lies, which he had deceived himself into believing as absolute truth. The boundary between both sides of the argument his friends had been having, shattered. For a split moment, his reflection partially reflected human.

Through his tears, his own realization, his acknowledgement of what he'd done: [b]he regained some humanity.[/b]

Now the lonely traveler would only be able to atone for what he did, and try to make up for his sins in the past.

He couldn't do anything about the past, and could only try to hold his head up and walk steadily. He would be traveling on a road that several others he was close to hadn't fully acknowledged, or had entirely forsaken.

[b]For the sins of the past, and the actions of the present, I must atone for tomorrow.[/b]

Edited by Elrich von Richt

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[quote name='Trikoupis' timestamp='1288435403' post='2497118']
I can't lie about it, SOS is good people :) .
[/quote]

I don't doubt that for a single second. I don't dislike them or like them. To think that this wont turn into an tit for tat is silly. If I'm wrong I'll apologise to Arrnea.

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Mature and professional.


OMG TETRIS ARE SUCH BAD ALLIES! THEY GOT FED UP WHEN WE CONTINUOUSLY ACCUSED THEM OF LYING AND WITHOLDING INFORMATION WE ALREADY KNEW!

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[quote name='USMC123' timestamp='1288437314' post='2497128']OMG TETRIS ARE SUCH BAD ALLIES! THEY GOT FED UP WHEN WE CONTINUOUSLY ACCUSED THEM OF LYING AND WITHOLDING INFORMATION WE ALREADY KNEW![/quote]
Please go back and read it properly.
The problem was that you guys knew on Sep 12 that a Senior Staffer was actively lying and didn't tell us. We only found this out on Oct 23.

There's a big, big difference.

[quote name='Earl Dumarest' timestamp='1288436663' post='2497125']And the point is ...?[/quote]
To set the record straight, since some people have quite honestly gotten it horribly wrong.

Edited by Arrnea

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[quote]In these negotiations, the Brigade Chief Arrnea sought the full amount of damages from iFOK as reparations, some $120,000,000 in total, with half of it to be optionally paid in technology instead of cash, as convenient for iFOK.[/quote]

Incorrect. But do continue.

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[quote name='Frost' timestamp='1288438269' post='2497134']Very instructing and cleanly redacted announcement. You have our support.[/quote]
Much appreciated.

[quote name='kriekfreak' timestamp='1288438305' post='2497135']Incorrect. But do continue.[/quote]
I didn't say you agreed to it, I just said that's what I was seeking. Try again.

Edited by Arrnea

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[quote name='Arrnea' timestamp='1288438420' post='2497136']
I didn't say you agreed to it, I just said that's what I was seeking. Try again.
[/quote]

Not only that, but there is something else wrong with that quotation. I'll let you figure it out :awesome:.

Also, stop talking about yourself in the third person. It doesn't make you look important or smart.

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I love logdump posts, I'll read it sometime later.

However something caught my eye in the OP. You say that you wanted 120M from iFOK for a rogue who came from iFOK who attacked your alliance. Did said rogue rejoin iFOK after going rogue?

If an alliance wants to pay reps because they want to admit a rogue, that's one thing. But alliances do not normally pay reps for a rogue that leaves them and never comes back.

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[quote name='Haflinger' timestamp='1288438662' post='2497138']
I love logdump posts, I'll read it sometime later.

However something caught my eye in the OP. You say that you wanted 120M from iFOK for a rogue who came from iFOK who attacked your alliance. Did said rogue rejoin iFOK after going rogue?

If an alliance wants to pay reps because they want to admit a rogue, that's one thing. But alliances do not normally pay reps for a rogue that leaves them and never comes back.
[/quote]

Actually, it wasn't a rogue. It was just a wrong raid.

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[quote name='kriekfreak' timestamp='1288438756' post='2497139']Actually, it wasn't a rogue. It was just a wrong raid.[/quote]
This is correct, but our internal record-keeping puts it in the same basket as a rogue attack.

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That is a [i]lot[/i] of drama.

Not sure what the hell was going through the minds of those "friends" of SOS Brigade.

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