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10KI Update - January 2022

Stats of the Month:

Date: January, 2022| Population: 2074 nations| Delegate Endorsement: 458 endorsements

Table of Contents

~Around the Islands
~Islander Achievements
~XKI Gameside
~Meet the Nation
~The World Assembly

About the Emissary Report

The 10KI Update is a monthly report about the regional happenings of XKI made by the Blue Canaria North Senator and the Deputy BCN Senator. Stay tuned for any updates!

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January TIBOE Update
January TITO Update

Interested in XKI? All of our Foreign Affairs dispatches will be published by 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs, and posted in our embassy thread!

TITO Command

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: Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland, Sulenia, Flying Eagles, Thedairos
~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 Lyonnesse East (Houses): Aschente
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Lunaflower
~Senator for Himes West (Role Play): AxeCapital
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Mrhermit
~Minister of Education: Porflox
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Sulenia
Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.

Around the Islands

~Towards the end of December, nominations opened for the Paffnia Prize. Voting took place in mid-January; the winner was TITO Command with their suggestion of Civilian Involvement in Significant Liberations. Check out the full results here.

~Submissions for the fifth iteration of Tacovision opened in January. An astonishingly high number of entries were submitted. To listen to all of the amazing and varied submissions, visit this link

~Near the end of January, TIBOE hosted a weeklong endorsement drive, which included a Q&A with WA Delegate Wischland and TIBOE Chair Liberdon as well as a banner contest. Thanks to TIBOE for organizing a fantastic event!

Islander Achievements

~Well done to Sulenia for earning a multitude of TITO awards this month.

~Congratulations to Kanta Hame for being awarded the much-deserved Heart of the Islands.

XKI Game-Side

This month our favorite Regional Pollster, Jabberwocky, brought us two fantastic polls; the first one asked Islanders if they anticipated a better year in 2022 than they had in 2022 and the second one asked Islanders if there is intelligent extraterrestrial life.

In the first poll, there were 180 voters, of which 53 (29.44%) said yes, they’re optimistic, 23 (12.78%) said no, they’re a pessimist, 88 (48.89%) said maybe and decided to withhold judgement until they had seen more of 2022, and 16 (8.89%) said from the viewpoint of eternity, all points in time, past, present and future, coexist simultaneously.

No idea what the last one means, but I’m hoping for the best for everyone in 2022!

In the second poll, there were 194 voters, of which 18 (9.28%) said no, because Homo sapiens is the pinnacle of biological evolution, 160 (82.47%) said yes because it is inconceivable that we are the only intelligent life in the universe, and 16 (8.25%) said no because they’re not convinced that there is intelligent terrestrial life.

I suppose we’ll never know the truth unless space exploration expands considerably in the next few decades. Oh well…

As usual, it was pretty miserable looking through 300 pages worth of January RMB posts...but I did manage to find some hilarious (or perhaps just noteworthy) moments.

~ Definition of laziness

~ Time really files

~ Don’t we all?

~ The dough is a lie.

~ Never!

~ Me too

~ A good question

~ So disappointing…

~ I’ll need to see that in writing

Meet The Nation

This month our Emissary Udpate staff interviewed the fantastic, coffee-addicted field commander of TITO, Kanta Hame.

MrHermit: First off, how did you join NS and why pick XKI as a region?

Hame: Oh boy... Well i guess it was summer 2006 when i was still young and handsome instead just young.
Spent whole day, evening, night and morning drinking. No clue what point i wanted explore internet and find some nation running simulation game. At least i wrote something like that on google and explored.

i eventually like third thing i tried ended up being this thing NatioStates that i clicked expected it being travian in modern setting so you can guess my disappointment when i sobered up.

i was too drunk to try make sense of it so i just called it quits for the day as moring sun hurt my eyes and figured i make sense of it after i wake up. Then i started going trough inbox of recruitment telegrams and expected i am going to get destroyed if i do not join some region so i discarded those that did not interested me off the bat and fully read i think between 5 - 10 ones and eventually narrowed down to between XKI and LWU and decided to go with former as you props can guess.

MrHermit: Some story you have there. What made you join Tito and how did you become your current role of Field Commander?

Hame: hmmm. First i did not really wanna join on anything due my complete lack of self-esteem and assumption F up everything i try so better if i do not. Eventually half year after i joined Eist and Surdra convinced me to join TITO. I had really no much interest beside being able to socialize with folk better at the time and avoid responsibilities. late 2013 i got really busy in RL and was practically working day and night and partying weekends with friends so all extra stuff like NS was just cut out and returned back to XKI and TITO some time 2014 as my schedule got more humane and got bored.

2015 when Louis resigned as TO our FC at the time Klop asked people who are potentially interested taking TO capable being online at minor updates. I did not apply so Klop started messaging me about why not since he wanted me to become next TO so we ended up in very odd situation where i was arguing why i should not be TO due my heavy ADD and dyslexia that makes normal every day stuff alone a struggle, how i had turned as complete ass as Foreman in RL when things did not work out, because i am slow learner, i do not like being responsible of others, and i generally fail up everything i end up doing. But Klop was just arguing against those and since he did not took no for answer i agreed with job just that i would show him how much i would suck at it.
and start was painful and slow and since i do not tolerate own mistakes, now own mistakes had bigger consequences so i was constantly mad at my self and tried resign 3 times but Klop talked me over.

Eventually i got decent enough that i was able to cope with it but my goal was still just find better replacement for my self so can get back of not being charge. How ever as R/D turned constantly more demanding lead staff increase so there was never good enough moment to quit until got my confidence build enough that i no longer wanted just resign. Then we had big change is top as Grub had stepped down leaving CE to Woon and Klop became inactive and eventually retired Woon offered me FC position but i turned it down since i did not want more responsibility.

Things still worked well with out one. Until Woon started becoming less active slowing down decision making and he was about to hand CE to Mark with less experience in R/D matters i accepted FC role on second time so... here we are 😛

MrHermit: Well, I think that is all I have for you. Is there anything you would like to say to finish out the interview?

Hame: hmmm. Could wrap up with moral of the story. Never think you are not good enough or that things are too hard or that you will be left alone on your troubles. Sometimes trying is the hardest step to take and its rarely any easier if you wait decade or week. So just go for it and do your best. That carries quite a far sine everyone who is no egomaniac underestimates them self.

MrHermit: Thank you for your time Hame

Hame: NP 😛 Now to wrap the stuff I have needed to do whole day xD.

Hope to see you all next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off!

Mrhermit and Liberdon