Date: May, 2021
Population: 1129 nations
Delegate Endorsement: 350
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland, Sulenia, Flying Eagles
~Executive Officers: HN67, Eastern New England
As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~WA Delegate: Wischland
~Senior Senator for Himes West (RP): Zaberaz Hapang
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Valentian Elysium
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Kohnhead
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Porflox
~Minister of Education: Free Las Pinas
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Margaux
Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.
The May elections saw the Blue Canaria North and New Republica South seats go up for grabs. Incumbent BCN senator Porflox ran uncontested and was re-elected to the post. The NRS seat was a completely different story. Three major competitors emerged, with Valentian Elysium, Flying Eagles, and Silvedania all announcing their candidacy. After a hotly contested initial round of voting, Valentian Elysium was able to achieve only 50 percent of the vote, triggering a voting run-off between Flying Eagles and Valentian Elysium. This too ended in a tie, which left the final decision to the Council of 9, which voted for Valentian Elysium. Congratulations to all the candidates who ran great campaigns this month, and Valentian Elysium and Porflox who won!
~ Tsuki No Hana/Aeslann was named featured nation of May by Minister of Education Free Las Pinas! Tsuki No Hana/Aeslann has been an very active participant in our regional defense organization TITO since they arrived. They also did exceptionally well during the Defender Olympics, winning a gold medal in spotting for our region. You can read more about this here.
~ The May House Cup and Shield competition saw 10000 Islands' many houses go toe to toe and compete in recruitment contests. The House of Wordy blew the competition out of the water in total recruiting and telegrams per nation thanks to furious recruitment from New Fjordland who single handedly sent over 11 thousand tgs! Free Las Pinas brought the House of Aersoldorf the House Scepter award for highest success rate tg success rate over their more than 600 telegrams. You can read more about it here.
~ Zaberaz Hapang and Haivon launched the new 10001th Island RP on 10000 Islands' discord server. All are invited to join, and all you have to do is join the discord!
~ 10000 Islands' artists have been active this month, with the advent of regional banners inspiring Porymonia and Cannicat to create their own art about our RP region, A Taco Archipelago! You can check Porymonia's out here, and Cannicat's here.
~ Jedinsto III (on Jedinsto) passed their first WA resolution with over 80 percent support on GA Resolution #555 "Protecting Imprisoned Youths". Congratulations on a job well done, and hopefully a future of even more great resolution writing!
Regional pollster Jabberwocky took a look at cloning with questions about human and animal cloning. In a poll about cloning of non-human cloning where islander's overwhelmingly voted for in order to help solve global hunger. Meanwhile, the poll on human cloning saw much more diverse answers with islander's split between creating extra organs and accelerating research, while others arguing for the rights of clones.
~ We're featured!?
~ We must get Joe to endorse Wischland!
~ You're nowhere near as low as me!
~ A wild legend has appeared!
This month, I spoke with Tsuki No Hana/Aeslann. They're an active member of TITO and our monthly featured nation, and we spoke about their time so far in XKI.
Porflox: Is there a particular reason you decided to join XKI?
Tsuki: I really liked the recruitment telegram. It listed so many possibilities, it was impossible not to move to XKI! The promise of TITO enforced safety was also very appealing to me.
Although I was new to the game, I was determined to experience as much as possible.
XKI seemed like a golden opportunity for that. And it is.
Porflox: Cool! Now, is there something non-TITO related that you really enjoyed in XKI?
Tsuki: In my early days of NS, I didn't really get involved in much activity, and I still don't, really. But I think the most enjoyable thing about my non-TITO time in XKI is the RMB. The people there were very welcoming, and made me feel right at home. They were amazing at answering questions, and giving me pointers. This alone made me love XKI.
Porflox: Now after you joined TITO, is there an experience that you really enjoyed?
Tsuki: I think my favorite part of my TITO time thus far is the people. The banter we share during updates is actually quite nice for me (especially calling Hame a caveman xD). The TITO group is also quite welcoming and patient, which really helped during my first few weeks as a defender. All in all, an amazing experience.
Porflox: Is there a particular person who really helped make your NS journey enjoyable?
Tsuki: There's so many! There's so many people who have helped make NS an wonferful experience for me. Some from XKI, and some from abroad. If I had to pick a single person, I would choose my boyfriend, whom I met here on NS. If I had to pick someone in XKI... there's way too many. So many wonderful people. Flying Eagles, Control, Hame, Wisch, Val... all of XKI has really been a blessing to me, and each and every one of them has made my NS experience truly special.
Porflox: Now looking back, what would you say to your former self before joining TITO?
Tsuki: I would say to me, "You've found gold. XKI is a wonderful place, full if wonderful people. Stop being afraid, and go participate!"
I was too afraid to get into defending, which is why it took me several months to join.
Porflox: Ok :) Thanks for your time!
Tsuki: It was my pleasure ^-^