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Founder: The Vision of Zarvarza
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ILLUMINATI contains 3 nations.
Today's World Census Report
The Most Influential in ILLUMINATI
World Census experts spent many evenings loitering in the corridors of power in order to determine which nations were the greatest international diplomacy heavyweights.
As a region, ILLUMINATI is ranked 3,234th in the world for Most Influential.
- 64 days ago: The Retired Puppetmaster of Osorno departed this region for Panopticon.
- 65 days ago: The Vision of Zarvarza updated the World Factbook entry.
- 65 days ago: The Vision of Zarvarza arrived from Balder.
- 65 days ago: The Vision of Zarvarza password-protected the region.
- 66 days ago: The Retired Puppetmaster of Osorno arrived from The Order of Lucifer.
- 68 days ago: Nuemark departed this region for The Order of Lucifer.
- 68 days ago: Nuemark arrived from Balder.
- 75 days ago: Regional Founder The Vision of Zarvarza ceased to exist.
- 76 days ago: The United States of Most Wanted of the region MOST WANTED KINGDOM proposed constructing embassies.
- 78 days ago: The Rogue Nation of Alleged Terrorists departed this region for The Order of Lucifer.
ILLUMINATI Regional Message Board
I've been keeping an eye on the region since my departure, because even though I might not see eye-to-eye with Zarvarza, as a Globalist I acknowledge this region's attempts at the promotion of the cause.
Given the current turn of events, I felt the need to share the following...
You took an active and engaging region and destroyed it. You did so, not for the cycle of creation and destruction as you're fond of saying, or any other noble or philosophical reason, but simply out of egoism.
This region has managed to rebirth itself so many times in the past despite you, not because of you. You are not a creator, a saviour, or a visionary. You're a parasite, feeding on the attention of others to boost your ego, and you'll continue to feed until your host is dead, at which point you'll try to revive it so you can continue.
Your departure at this point is nothing more than weakness of character, realizing you bit off more than you could chew this time. Having destroyed the region and kicked out or alienated almost every valued member it had, you realized your grand plans to rebuild it were beyond your means. And they always are, because without the support of talented and dedicated members you're unfit to create or lead anything. And rather than go down with the ship fighting, something that would marr your self-image with the brand of failure if you didn't achieve success, you decided now to wipe your hands clean of the mess.
The taking down of the regional forums is just one more insult to the injuries you've inflicted to this region and its members. Not only are you not man enough to go down with the ship as it's Captain, but you're too selfish to let anyone else stand a chance at suceeding where you failed. The single thing of value you've offered this region, a forum to house the history and discussions of its members, you can't bring yourself to part with.
I know you'll resurface, sooner or later. Perhaps once the stink of your last failure has evaporated and those who remember it have left. Perhaps once someone else has managed to rebuild the region for you, so you can stride in to reap the rewards. You'll make a new nation and a new identity, as you have for so many years now after each cycle of destruction, and quietly slip inside the fabric of Society once more. Like a bad rash you just can't seem to eliminate, you'll resurface again... Because you need this. You need the attention, you love to play with people's minds, and without the Illuminati you would only be forced to examine the pathetic nature of your real life.
I hope next time Society is ready for you, and stops you before you can inflict yourself on it again. You're a disgrace to all you claim to stand for.
To Ms raven:
I don't know whose puppet you might be. More than likely, from what you've said you're Zartavaria. Not knowing you though, nor having been around during your stay, I cannot judge you. But your newness as a nation certainly does not match your experience, and given the history this region has, it is far more likely you're simply one of the same actors playing a new role than a new cast-member to the play.
I would wish you luck, but I'm not sure I'd mean it. The only thing that could save this region is new blood, and unfortunately you do not seem to fit the bill. So let me instead say that I'll continue to keep an eye on the region from a distance, and look forward to seeing how things develop.
To the Region:
To those of you who have asked for my return, I'm sorry I've refused to. My issue is strictly with Zarvarza, no one else, nor the region itself. It saddens me to see the state he's brought the region to, but at the same time I have no desire or inclination to waste any more time and energy on a project and culture that ultimately can be destroyed at a moment's notice on the whims of a selfish and self-centered individual.
Those who wish to reach me, my proverbial door is always open. While my time is limited due to RL work obligations, I'm still active here and will remain so.
From the Desk of Ms Raven:
If we are going to re-found the region, we must have a password in place first. Greenza do you have the influence to password and hide us? We do not want to risk ourselves being invaded. Zarvarza still has not replied to me concerning help during this process, but I think it is good that we make proper precautions and have a plan in place too. I feel like suddenly I am alone here. We should all be doing something. If anyone has any other ideas please share, and we can work through them, and come up with a solution. All ideas are welcome.
Re-founding a region is a somewhat difficult process:
First, password protect the region.
Second, convince all who are going to move voluntarily to move.
Third, eject the people who refuse to move.
We could live with out a founder, but it would make us incredibly weak on the world stage.
Mr Atmos: While I agree with what you said about Zarvarza, I must also ask you this: Are you not doing the same thing as him, leaving, abandoning? I am not Zartavaria, but you are right, my experience is new to this region but not new to the game.
Mr Osorno: Why have you not stood up and run for election, or anybody else for that matter. I thought that I may have been too haste to throw my name into the hat, but I was surprised that I was the only one.
I am the newly appointed Grand Chancellor. Sacrifice your firstborn to stay in my good graces.
From the Desk of Ms Raven:
I was thinking today about recruiting once we get this region re-founded, and put together this image of our flag. we could put this in the telegrams or something similar, maybe a wecome message to new nations or something for our mentoring program. Let me know what you think.
ok guys here's the thing. None of us can be Grand Chancellor, Zarvarza has made it to where only he can change any of the administrative settings.
I propose that we who are active create a new region and start a new. A nation where people who have a position of power will maintain the same level of power, and we can all can continue growth. If this is what you all agree I will be departing and creating a new region and start recruiting right away.
I do not support refounding, but I think its no longer my choice.
Ms Ravin: as you are the only one who wants to actually do something and be GC, then I will give this nation to you so that you may refound (at your own risk). I will gladly eject everyone for you to save your influence to do so. Check your telegrams. I will also gladly build you a new forum and hand it over to you completely, but you cannot have the old forum, nor will I unlock it.
Atmos: Noone asked for your imput in anything.
On second thought I am not going to give you this nation, just I will eject everyone and you can refound at your own will.
I will delight myself in thy statutes:
I will not forget thy word.
Looking for Illuminati?
I was, unfortunately, forced to shut down Illuminati due to its heavily stained reputation, corrupt politicians, personal vendettas, and frank boredom. A lot of it caused by myself, some of it caused by others, but no less, it was NOT the example of Globalism that should have been set. That was three weeks ago. Most are aware of the Revolution for the removal of Jinckus as Grand Chancellor. Aiming high in its ambitions, it feel very short, leaving Illuminati an empty shell of its former glory. When Vingo and Maria left after a very short Grand Chancellorship, the title was passed on to myself, who was and is incapable of rebuilding, and lacking the desire to do so again. And so, a seven year history of this region has come to a close, and maybe it was time for it.
But Globalism itself never ends. In fact it is alive and well here on NationStates. The majority of the remains of Illuminati ventured to The Order of Lucifer who rebuilt themselves. A smaller, and newer group of people who arrived after the expulsion of Jinckus went on to found Panopticon (and even gave me naming rights to the region yet do not want me to participate). Both groups do not adhere to the GuideStones anymore but both are quite ambitious in their efforts for Global supremacy. So, for nations returning home here, for nations desiring what was, for nations who will always be Illuminati first, your options are now:
One one final note, any true Globalist knows that it matters not which region you reside in but what you do with the world you live in. Good Luck.
Panopticon. Created by an ambitious plan, ambitious recruiting, and ambitious ideas in an increasingly dull world. Panopticon was to be the light of the world, its capital and its voice. It was not until recently that our region came under attack. We were attacked by inactivity, giving up, and a host of other problems which lead to our light to be snuffed out, and our will to continue all but dried up. Who was this enemy that dare attack our great region? The Enemy was us.
We fought against ourselves and we lost.
I could not fathom the level of destruction this region was truly in when I took office this second time. I could not imagine that our nations have all but given up, resigning to the idea that this region was dying, and will die. I could not have imagined that turning this region around would be so daunting, time consuming, and wound up hurting this region rather than helping it.
Ultimately, we failed. We built this region as a group, and we sunk this ship nearly as fast as its construction. Panopticon appears to have taken the same fateful course as the Titanic, Built to last, and yet sunk by the smallest of iceburgs. Unlike the Titanic, nobody has chosen to bail on the region, and yet, nobody has put any genuine effort into preventing this ship from sinking either. We are the iceburg, and we are all on this ship. We have turned a region with so much promise and committed suicide.
While the seed of inactivity was first sown by myself in the first term, I could not have expected the entire region to reap its reward. We were once a proud region, boasting about our ability to turn nations into leaders, and yet, those nations chose not to lead, but to follow... follow down a path of resignations, inactivity, and apathy. Had I known that my own initial resignation would lead to this, I would certainly not have resigned. I feel as if when I resigned, the entire region did, and we have let it deteriorate, slowly before our own eyes.
While I own up to my end of the responsibility to this regions fate, I have kept quiet about those who are also responsible. I thought that if I own up to my end of this disasterous deal, that others would do the same, and then share in the reconstruction effort. Instead, however, no hammer was raised, no fix made, and morale continued to decline... decline to this very low point. That was not my own intention.
I want to personally condemn the Second Chamber of our region. Not only did a large group of you not fulfill your job in restoring this region, trying to fix it, but you opted to throw your hands up in the air to the whole region, resigning responsiblity in hopes that your Chancellor would fix it himself. You have left me with a daunting task of reforming this region. Rest assured it will be reformed, but I cannot feel a slight contempt for those Chamber members who threw up their hands to the region, then stand to benefit after the fact. Within the Second Chamber, as I have observed, only one nation has truly acted as a Premier and continuously put forth an effort. That nation will be rewarded in due time.
So, the Chamber has given up. Nations no longer volunteer to be elected to positions, with great lengths of vacancies in our Ministries and Chamber. When I proposed the Panopticon Emergency Powers Act (PEPA), I fully expected the population to rise up and shoot down such an audacious act. I expected the Chamber to not even consider it. I wrote a Panopticon Eye issue, which all but condemns the act. I expected criticism from every community, claiming that I harbor undemocratic ideals, that I am a wannabe dictator, that I hate freedom. The fact is, I created this region and tried to design it so such a piece of legislation would be blasphemous to our very name. I couldn't have guess that the people and Chamber have given up so much on this region that they would turn our freedom-loving place into a state of emergency overnight. And yet, it is so.
It angers me, to be honest. It angers me that I designed a region for freedom, self expression, and democracy that such a region would rather shut down than continue through a problem. It disturbs me that the people would rather give up nearly all their freedom for a solution in which you have no say over. I did not want this, nor do I want to have to act as I do, but the Chamber has opted to shut itself down, resigning their power.
Anybody who has renovated a house knows that the first step is always demolition. And there will be a lot of it. I want to begin by resigning all members of the Chamber, both elected and appointed. You are the ones who chose dictatorship over democracy, you shall be the first to go. Some of you will be re-appointed near the end of this period, while others may have to be re-elected if you wish to continue to hold a seat. We will do that after some other things are rectified. But for now, if you sit on the Chamber, this is your free pass to do all the Roleplaying you wish, visit other regions, take a month long holiday, or do anything else you desire. You are dismissed for the time being, until the day comes (about 3 weeks from now), when I make appointments and re-host elections for the elected Chamber. I will not appointe the elected premiers even though it is now well within my power. Even I am not that dictatorial.
This upcoming week will be riddled with further demolition. The forum will be getting a much needed overhaul, and I apologize in advance for the wreckage that you will undoubtedly encounter. I have very specific Axioms that I wish to be repealed. I have listed those 16 Axioms several times already, and you can count them gone. Many other Axioms are fine as they are and will stay. I am not ripping apart our entire legislative history, just the non-functioning parts, and those axioms which relate to them.
The Second week will be a week of building. The forum will be put together. I will begin work on a website, although I cannot promise anything there until I look into it much more, and a host of new axioms will be signed into law by myself.
The third week will be a large set-up period for a new Merit System which will encompass every fascit of this region. It will encompass everything, and nations, old and new here will be indoctrinated into the system. There will be no 'grandfathering in' of older nations to higher ranks, thus everyone at the end of my thirty day play period will be on the same level again, this includes myself.
The fourth, and final week, as we approach the end of our 30 day martial law will be a full week of recruiting on my part, and of course the elections and appointments of the new Second Chamber. This region needs fresh blood, but I do not want to invite them in while we are in this embarassing state. I would have been happy to recruit while the Chamber works out these changes on their own, collectively and the way things are supposed to go, however, since they do not wish to do the work, I do not wish to have new people see a region decapitated from its democratic nature.
These are the things you can expect in the coming 30 days. The Justice System is hereby suspended, a ton of work will be going on, some of it will confuse those not paying attention to whats going on, while some of it will be a welcome relief.
I have 30 days right the course of this region. 30 days in which to tinker with nearly every fascit of this region, to get it up and running again. 30 days to make whatever changes I need to make, to inspire you, the people, to convince you of a new system, that you want to participate in, and value. 30 days to convince you that this region is worth your time to invest in and enjoy.
I want to close by saying two things. You the people are what makes this region great, but in order to be great, we all have to put in our own share of work. When we fail to do so, we all fail. We have to be a region of leaders, not followers, people who take charge, not people who give up. I never want to see this region in a state of emergency again. I never want to see that the Chamber has decided to give up on fixing the region, and hand over every right they have to the Chancellor. You should all value your existance here, and your principles much more than what you have shown. While some of you have worked increadibly hard, to make this region work, even during our fall, hard work by a few is much harder than hard work by many. As the saying goes, many hands make light work, but there has not been many hands here. There have been a few hands feeding the many who just want a handout. That period of our history has ended. At the end of these thirty days, we will have a fresh government, level playing field, a clearly defined mission and purpose for our region in this world, and something to be proud of again. That, above all is my goal here. I will work as hard as I can to make this region great again, because I do not want to have a legacy of bad governing skills. I want the History Book of this region to reflect positively on this experience. This is the first 'major shift' this region is experiencing. Undoubtedly it will not be the last, as things always change, but I hope that our future Chamber and leaders have the will to tackle the problem head on, rather than hand it over to the Chancellor.
As I leave this speech, let me say:
Dissenters of this Reformation will be exiled immediatly.
Your court and justice system is hereby suspended.
All Premiers are hereby dismissed from duty temporarily.
All Ministers are hereby dismissed from duty permenantly.
All Citizens are hereby ordered to vacate the Council and any other government forum, except during the next Presidential election.
All foreign dignitaries hereby loose their right to vote.
Citizens may only use the Roleplay and entertainment sectors of the forum.
The President shall retain his position as President.
The Next Presidential election shall proceed as scheduled.
Citizens are required to obey all laws as currently listed.
Citizens are expected to maintain normalcy during this period, until such a time that a Chamber can be re-created, and normal operations of this region resume. Please report suspicious activity to your Chancellor. Under the powers granted to me by the Panopticon Emergency Powers Act:
Welcome to Martial Law.