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by The Free Land of Osiris Communications Service. . 35 reads.

The Sekhmet Legion One Stop Shop



OSIRIS FRATERNAL ORDER PUBLICATIONS

The Sekhmet Legion One Stop Shop

I'll be using this post basically just to dump every none opsec Legion thing I can think of for easy reference. For opsec info you're going to have to refer to the Legion Discord server, which you should've received an invite to when your application was accepted.

I: What is Military Gameplay in NS?
II: What is the Legion?
III: Joining the Legion
IV: Accessing Legion Bookkeeping
V: Ranks
VI: Graphics
VII: Jump Point

I: What is Military Gameplay in NS?

Military Gameplay in Nationstates revolves around regional delegacy. The delegate of a region, in the absence of a founder, holds supreme power over that region, and the delegate is decided by which nation in the region has the most endorsements. Nominally these endorsements come from natives to decide who should be delegate via popularity, but it can also be seized by many none natives moving their own nations into the region and endorsing eachother into the delegate spot. This is what we call raiding, and it has been developing for some two decades.

We use many nations for this, called 'puppets', and not the main we keep in in Osiris. Some people can have thousands of puppets! Endorsements are only counted twice per day, at a time we call 'update'. Update occurs at midday and midnight east coast time, and it's when endorsements are counted and new delegates are elected.

During update, NationStates is essentially going through every region in the game in order, checking its endorsement levels, and updating the status of its residents accordingly. This means that within update each NationStates region has a very particular time that they update within the hour long update period. This means that in you need to get into the region before that update time elapses or you'll have to wait until the next update. If you've ever noticed a lot of nations appearing to cease to exist in the activity report of Osiris at once, that's because update checks that too!

Many more elements go into military gameplay than can reasonably be described here, like how Chess is conceptually simple but over the many years of its existence it has become far more complex and esoteric than it was originally. If you have any questions ask on our discord, we have a number of experienced players on board to help introduce you to this side of the game!

II: What is the Legion?

The legion is the official military organization of the Osiris Fraternal Order, originally founded in 2013. It conducts almost all of its activity on discord, both on the primary Osiris discord (accessible via the legionnaire role) and a secondary Sekhmet Legion discord (accessible by invite from the pharaoh or Sekhmet leadership). It does not conduct much activity on the Osiris Forums besides reports. If you are not in the discord, contact hazel_they/her#9949 on discord and she can sort it out.

Because it is a military organization, everything in private Sekhmet channels is strictly opsec. Do not quote or paraphrase anything in those channels without permission, even if it's innocuous.

The Sekhmet Legion is responsible for conducting a number of types of operations, including sending soldiers to allied regions to support delegacy transitions or critical situations, occupations of raided regions, tag raids and more besides. We work closely with other raider organizations and we are ideologically raider, the only ideologically raider member of the game created regions, as opposed to ideologically defender regions that play on the other side of the game.

III: Joining the Legion

You can apply to the Legion at the Linkforum thread! Your application will be looked at by the Moshir or, in their absence, the Pharaoh. If it doesn't get an answer for very long please bring it up on discord; don't be afraid to speak up, we miss stuff all the time.

Notably, without a special exemption from the Pharaoh you do need to be a citizen, which you can apply for Linkhere.

IV: Accessing Legion Bookkeeping

The Legion maintains a Google Document containing the full roster and mission logs of the organization, available for all members of the Legion on the discord server. Note that this is considered an opsec document. If you have any questions or concerns contact hazel_they/her#9949, who maintains the records.

V: Ranks

We have a rank system designed to indicate authority, seniority and experience. Members may be promoted or demoted according to the will of the Pharaoh.

    Soldiers:
  • Tajnid - this is the absolute beginner rank

  • Jondi - trainee, legionnaires will stay here until they have a good idea of the mechanics of military gameplay

  • Mosaid - base Soldier post training

  • Ra'id - highest ranking soldier, to indicate greater experience and seniority than a Mosaid

    Officers:

  • Liwaa - general officer rank

  • Fariq - high ranking officer, similar skillset to the Moshir, helps with the day to day running of the military

  • Moshir - the Pharaoh appointed head of the Legion, it is their responsibility to run the military, accept applications, etc

VI: Graphics

The Legion flag has historically always been a red and dark grey variety of the current Osiris flag. We have a large range of old and current Osiris flags & other graphics stored in the #hall-of-flags channel in the Sekhmet server, and the basic Sekhmet flags are stored here.

We encourage you to make your own versions of the Sekhmet flag! So long as it's a derivative of an Osiris design in some capacity you can fly it on your puppets.

VII: Jump Point

The Osiris Sekhmet Legion jump point is Valle de Arena, maintained by Althatrond. Jump points are unique regions where we store our puppets as a staging ground. Because once a nation has updated it is essentially useless for military purposes, we can't jump directly from Osiris or our puppets would be useless about 20 minutes into the hour long update, so we use a uniquely lately updating region so our puppets will become useless once update is basically over anyways.


~ hazel-malphe

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