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by The Republic of Noldoria. . 4 reads.

Z-Day 2020 Draws Nigh!


Our scouts have returned with dire news: The Dread Necromancer marches toward our fair lands, and brings with them a foul army of the walking dead. Their best estimates are that this menace will arrive in two weeks.

Thus all nations of Middle Earth should pay heed - a day reckoning fast approaches - a time that some call "Z-Day". It will be a dark day - a day that dead will shuffle into our forests and towns, a day in which they shall claw and gnash our peoples, a day in which all we hold dear on this good earth will hang in the balance. However, if the nations of Middle Earth band together, and stand against this evil tide with a resolve of iron, this shall not be our last day. Thus, we urge all of our peoples to prepare themselves to stand ready when this horde of Barrow-Wights arrives on October 31st.

What you can do now:
Make a note on your calendar for Oct 31-Nov 1. The assault typically lasts between a day and 36 hours - on Halloween day. Resolve to spend as much of that time as you can helping to defend Middle Earth. Even if the time you spend is short, every little bit helps our region. Last year Middle Earth did very well, ranking highly amoung the regions of the world in terms of the number of survivors.

What you can do at the very start of Z-Day:
Log in, and set your nation to begin researching a cure. This will take some time - probably an hour or two. As time goes on, your "cure missiles" will become more potent.

What you can do the rest of Z-Day:
At any time you have a spare moment, log into your nation and launch some cure missiles at your neighbors in Middle Earth. A cure missile converts a small percentage of zombies back into normal living people, so its most effective to target those nations with the greatest absolute total number of zombies. Any nation that launches at least one cure missile and does not intentionally attack others with undead hordes will get a special, limited edition "Badge of the Barrow-Wight Slayer of 2020".

What you should not do on Z-Day:
Intentionally attacking other Middle Earth nations with undead hordes ruins other peoples' hard work. So, we ask if you want to embrace and aid the Barrow-Wights, please be considerate of your neighbors and do it from a different region, and then return to Middle Earth after Z-Day is complete.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with all of you on Z-Day 2020 !

The Republic of Noldoria