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Abydos Antiquities

One of the promises we make as a region is that here in Abydos you can have a legacy, one in which can be remembered for all time. We accomplish this through simply recording our history as factually true as possible. Many nations have called this place home and many more will in the future. For us, here today, we have these Abydos Antiquities, a collection of writings which records the past events of the place we call home.

The Abydos Antiquities spans nearly two decades of regional history, from the dawn of 2003 to the end of the term of Grand Luxarch Zartavaria, our fourth. The collection itself is composed of three books.

Abydos Antiquities I, Prehistoric Eras

When we chronicle the extensive annals and history of the region of Abydos, we do so through the usage of various terminologies which help us to understand and classify this subject. Our mammoth history record is vast and nearly as old as NationStates itself, with 2003 being the year of the first known proof of existence. With this gratifying fact, we also find ourselves unfortunate in that so much of the ancient records have been lost to the unforgiving sands and harsh climates of this place, this game, and the various circumstances its occupants experienced. It is therefore, our duty as modern Abydos citizens to spend considerable time and treasure into delving into our own antiquities. Furthermore, we owe it to our own posterity to record and document what we can of our time so as to not only educate the future of this region we call home, but to fill a void in the very essence each citizen of Abydos has for discovering things unknown.

We have come to recognize such time periods for their distinct shreds of information, or likely more accurately, the lack of information available. The most distinct point of reference when classifying the history of Abydos is to separate what is known by we, the writers of this history, and by what is unknown. We have come to use the founding of Abydos by the nation of Zyris on March 26, 2018 as this distinct point. All history prior to this founding is considered prehistory, or history which very little is known. All history after the Zyris founding of the region is known as modern history. These two distinctions should be known and recognized by all for a full understanding of the history of Abydos, a region which extends as far back as 2003.

In modern Abydos, we refer to any resident from prior to the founding of the region to be an Ancient, or person who existed in Abydos before the founding by Zyris in 2018. While this term, Ancient, is used to classify anyone from that time period, known or unknown, Abydos has had in its midst two Ancient nations living in the modern era. The nation of Zyris, using the puppet nation Trinosophia, had founded Abydos in 2017, and therefore classifies as an Ancient. The nation of Yaqobia resided in Abydos from January 2012 until September 2014, nearly 3 years.

Abydos is fortunate to have its long history, yet unfortunately no accounts of the history were ever recorded or found during the pre-historic eras, only accounts written by Zyris and Yaqobia of their time during these ancient times. While little information is known of Abydos during all those mysterious years, what little information there is has to be interpreted correctly, and interpreted to reflect an honest view of the region as it existed at the time. There are three distinct eras of this prehistoric age. Each of these eras are defined by what we, the interpreters of history view as distinct features or happenings of these unknown times. The following is a listing and the approximate time frame upon which these eras existed for Abydos.

Era of Bones - May 2003 - December 2009
Era of Long-Dwellers - December 2009 - January 2017
Era of Transition - January 2017 - March 2018

To rightfully begin the history, or any history we shall explore these three eras and what is known about them and what makes them distinct time periods for classifying Abydos history. With so little information present on these time periods, these three eras make up the vast unknown bulk of Abydos history, yet pale in comparison to the modern Abydos history, where history was well recorded and a passion for it thrived within the citizens of Abydos. In this respect, we are blessed to be living in this modern era.

The Founderless Days
The first prehistoric era of the region of Abydos is known as the Era of Bones. This title was chosen by Zyris, who compiled this history, because the region of Abydos would die off and be refounded several times.

In the early NationStates game we know that the very concept of a regional founder did not exist. It is natural to assume that whoever the first founder was for Abydos came after this gameplay feature was added. The earliest records, based of the Texas Dossier, indicate that the oldest known World Assembly Delegate for the region of Abydos was a nation by the name of Usire from about May 28, 2003 to June 3rd 2003. It is believed that Abydos was first discovered and founded and refounded under several different founding nations until 2004. The ancient nations who founded and lead the region have all been lost to time.

The Vanquished Mystery
Early bones and pottery indicate that around September 2004, Abydos reached a record 10 nations in population. From this shard of information, we can deduce that either the founder or delegate wanted Abydos to grown into a great region, or that the region itself was used as a puppet storage. Unfortunately, there is no way to determine what the cause of this spike in population was, but we can know that whoever caused it, did so with some purpose in mind. Nothing is known about this tribe from our region regions antiquity, however, it lasted until about April 2005 when suddenly, within a week, this group of nations disappeared from the region.

No account or record exists to explain exactly why the entire population of Abydos disappeared, but the likely conclusions are either a griefing raid by enemy forces, which prior to the introduction of gameplay influence statistics in 2007 was a common happenstance. Griefing was, by 2005 rules, considered the act of raiding a region, and kicking all the natives out of the region with the hopes of refounding the region before the founder discovered the act. Other possible reasons for this disappearance of ten nations from Abydos could be caused if all ten nations belonged to one player, and they all died due to that player quitting the game. It is also entirely possible that the nations simply decided to on to another region in a merger.

The Great Major Death
The Great Major Death is an extended period of time in which the region of Abydos simply did not exist. By this, we interpret this to mean that no nation resided in Abydos and any nation at any time could have founded Abydos for themselves. Archaeological records and documentation from the Texas Dossier indicate that the last inhabitants of Abydos died out sometime in 2006. From that point onward, Abydos was abandoned until November 2009 when it was rediscovered.

While Abydos has experienced numerous deaths and refoundings, the Great Major Death remains the longest period in which Abydos did not exist by far. This event, or rather lack thereof, is a permanent reminder of the great void we face should our attentions be turned away from the region we call home.

As we continue our examination into our prehistory, we come to a distinct change, which we now call the Era of the Long-Dwellers. Unlike the Era of Bones, in which only statistical data exists, we have first hand accounts of some of the happenings in Abydos during these times.

This era is so named because each of the three founders during this era ruled over the region for a year or longer, unlike the previous era where founders and abrupt deaths of the region were a common and frequent occurrence. One of the more fascinating bits of information is that we can begin to personify some of the happenings in the region at those times. With more light being cast into the dark recess of the ancient history of Abydos, we as archaeologists can begin to make more accurate interpretations of our own history and meaning.

The Rule of Assuwa
The nation of Assuwa ended The Great Major Death in Abydos and became the first founder under the Era of the Long-Dwellers around the date of November 28, 2009. Assuwa held onto the region as founder for nearly two straight years before Abydos died out again around the date of September 18, 2011. During the rule of Assuwa, Abydos never rose above two nations in population. We as historians can conclude that this could be caused by a lack of recruitment on the part of the founder. A lack of recruitment may mean several different things for a region, and likely Abydos fell into one of these scenarios. It is likely that Assuwa could have simply been an independent nation, who played alone, and enjoyed the game for two years. It is equally possible that Abydos was a holding for another region with imperialistic claims. With only two nations in the region for this long of time, it can be reasonably concluded that both nations belonged to Assuwa.

After the ending of the rule of Assuwa, Abydos would remain dead for four months in a period of time known as the Great Minor Death. Abydos would be founded after this period of death around January 21, 2012, continuing the Era of The Long-Dwellers.

The Rule of Yaqobia
The second founding of Abydos during this era was the nation of Yaqobia. As of the modern era under the founder Zyris, Yaqobia is the oldest ancient nation from Abydos to survive into modern times. The region under his rule had a population at its height of eight nations, all refugees from the the recently founderless and invaded region of Egypt. Abydos had a short-lived World Assembly delegate named Ra-Harakhte, which was the primary nation owned by Yaqobia himself.

    "I really think it's part of the spirit of Abydos to have a fresh start on NS."
    ~ Yaqobia, April 23, 2018

When the nation of Yaqobia returned to Abydos from the region of Egypt during the Modern Era in 2018, his first introduction was to announce his former role as founder of Abydos back in 2012: I was your founder ~6 years ago, and I'm curious to see the rise of Abydos as a new region. being the oldest ancient, Yaqobia rose to be appointed the first Abydos Oracle under the modern founder Zyris. From there, he offered more priceless incite into the history of Abydos during his rule.

    When Egypt founder popped in 2012, because everyone with the password had stopped playing, it put Egypt into a dire situation. We were very quickly discovered to be founderless and invaded by a group of invaders (I can't recall whom, but I could probably dig around and find out). With the help of a group of defenders, we were able to repel the invaders and retake Egypt, but we were still vulnerable and founderless.

    Using my puppet Yaqobia, I founded Abydos in January 2012 as a refuge for Egyptian nations as we worked to rebound the region.
    I created The Egyptian Council to be the new founder, to be what Egypt founder was supposed to be, a joint nation controlled by a "senior council" of long-term members.

    The nations of Egypt went to Abydos for safety, and I stayed behind to refound the region. Once everyone had gone to Abydos, , I too left to Abydos, leaving Egypt with no nations and ending its "5th Dynasty". I quickly refunded Egypt with The Egyptian Council, and stayed as delegate of Abydosbriefly to oversee the migration back to Egypt, moving to Egypt 3 days after its refounding.

    I don't recall how long I maintained Yaqobia, or how long the region existed after I founded it. I seem to remember some nations never moved back to Egypt.

    So there's a little more specific history of that era of Abydos. It was founded as a refuge for Egypt in our time of crisis, and continued for a few years after that as a region in it's own right.

Abydos would continue on for a couple of years, slowly decreasing in population from eight to five nations before the region abruptly ended and died out around the date of September 20, 2014.

The Rule of 3-
Abydos was founded for the third time during the Era of The Long-Dwellers by the nation 3-. 3- held the region from about October 11, 2014 through January 14, 2017. Under his rule, Abydos never rose in population, and like with the rule of Assuwa several years prior, it is highly likely that the region was simply used as a conquest from a foreign region, or as a small puppet storage region for the nation. Virtually nothing is known about this period in Abydos history as no records have survived into the Modern Era.

In January 2017, the prehistoric chronology of Abydos transitions into the Era of Transition. This era is so named because it transitions from the Long-Dwellers into the Modern Age. What is also unique about this era is that every founder was a puppet nation belonging to the nation Zyris. Abydos was used for a variety of purposes during this time, but never as a region independent and built for itself. As such, we historians do not classify this time period as the modern era.

Rule of King Tabriz
Abydos was founded by the nation King tabriz on January 28, 2017. King Tabriz was the noted founder of the short lived Sovereign Imperial Realms, a six region kingdom that centered around medieval gameplay. While the Sovereign Imperial Realms was in a state of decline by this time, King Tabriz kept a watchful eye of Abydos to refound it should the previous founder, 3-, die off. When this happened King tabriz took the region for himself, but by this time, his own Sovereign Imperial Realms was in a downward spiral and so Abydos never got a chance to be built up as the seventh realm in the kingdom.

The Rule of Trinosophia
On February 25, 2017, less than a month after the King tabriz founding, The nation Trinosophia refounded Abydos and established the Council of Abydos, where former Sovereign Imperial Realms nations gathered to draft the Eye of Providence, their constitution and to consolidate the remains of the Sovereign Realms into one region. The population reached a historic record of 16 nations, the most in history up until this point. The region had two known delegates, Kiebe and Neo natal. Abydos would continue under the rule of Trinosophia until August 19, 2017.

Abydos would die again due to the Council of Abydos not advancing and the overall vision of the Sovereign Imperial Realms in total ruin. Abydos itself did not evolve its own government, and the people saw themselves as displaced refugees of other regions. Ultimately Abydos was abandoned as the people simply died out or moved to other regions.

The Rule of Zyris
Zyris founded Abydos for the first time on December 30, 2017. This first founding lasted only 18 days and Abydos was abandoned again in January 2018. Abydos was simply used as a holding region for the nation Zyris, with no recruitment done during this short period.

The nation of Zyris would found the region a second time on March 26, 2018 and this time Abydos would be built up in our current Modern Era. Zyris would crown himself Grand Luxarch, successfully launching the most prosperous era in Abydos history.

    "Abydos deserves to thrive."
    Zyris, March 25, 2018

Abydos Antiquities II, The Zyrisian Dynasty

Abydos has undergone a series of changes and evolutions throughout its history. As pre-history is eloquently recorded in detail already, I would like to take the time and share our more modern history.

The measurement of time in Abydos could be broken down in many ways. For this document, it is adequate to measure time by the constitutionally recognized method. Our very own Eye of Abydos spells out how we measure time:

§5.7. Dynasties
We shall consider a dynasty to be the continuous rule of appointed Grand Luxarchs. If a Grand Luxarch appoints their successor, that successor shall retain the Dynastic name and count of the previous Grand Luxarch. A new dynasty for Abydos shall begin whenever a Grand Luxarch has been elected, or assumed the office through a coup.

Within this section, a Dynasty maintains itself only when each Grand Luxarch appoints their successor. In all other situations where a natural appointment is not made, either by choice or force, a new Dynasty begins. Modern Abydos with its dynastic rule is a little over a year old, having been founded on March 26, 2018. So far in our history, we have had two dynasties: the Zyrisian Dynasty, which is often simply called the First Dynasty, and the Zartavarian Dynasty. Each Dynasty is further divided up into the individual administrative rules of the Grand Luxarchs. Historically, we have referred to this as an Era. We can therefore say that Abydos has had five eras under two dynasties.

Grand Luxarch Zyris
March 26, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Duration: 144 Days
Dynasty: Zyrisian

Having founded Abydos, Zyris self-declared into the position of Grand Luxarch. His term was marked by optimism and the belief in organic growth for the region. As such, the Abydos government grew only when there was a need for a position. Early Abydos itself had no constitution or laws, only tje Abydos Axioms, 13 axioms by which the region would use to gauge all other activity.

Grand Luxarch Zyris initially established hundreds of embassies with other regions. It was recorded that when Abydos only had 7 nations, it had 78 embassies. Zyris was known to reach out to other regions and players, and in doing so, attracted a former resident from previous ages known as Yaqobia who would later become both a celebrated figure and a controversial one.

Domestically, Zyris made many important contributions to Abydos. He established the positions of Ankh and Ma'at Emperor, created the initial Abydos Library, and enthusiastically hammered out the ideas for government.

Zyris was best known for his elaborate speeches and various poems written about the region. He also encouraged the development of roleplay with Yaqobia and Earth industries llc.

Zyris put a lot of focus on educating embassies regions in how to protect themselves from raids, and even went so far as to write a guide for foreign regions to protect themselves. This proactive approach served Abydos Well, but Zyris was also known to be fiercely protective of what he dubbed the status quo. In one instance, with a stand-off between Abydos and the region Truth, Zyris refused to relent to Truths demands to adjust our regional tagging descriptions. Despite standing up to foreign pressure, Zyris chose to compromise with then Ma'at Emperor Amenhotep over the tagging dispute. The exchange, while largely trivial established an early precident of standing United against foreign opposition while being adaptable domestically.

Zyris was an interesting figure and hosted several events here at home. His encouragement of the development of roleplay lead to an early roleplay game imagining Abydos as a capital city and nations as gangs which can claim the throne through roleplaying events. Zyris also launched the short lived Abydos Jukebox where nations could submit their favorite songs for all to participate in.

With a new Map developed by Yaqobia Abydos was shaping up to be a strong roleplay region. This dream of Zyris would ultimately prove a struggle, along with one additional dream, developing a constitution for Abydos. By August 2018, Abydos had already slowed to a snail's pace in activity and Zyris did what he could to revamp activity and pass the torch to a new leader.

》Grand Luxarch Hydoria
August 17, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Duration: 79 Days
Dynasty: Zyrisian

Grand Luxarch Hydoria was our second leader and one of the most action-oriented. He thrived on developing perfectly constructed nations with careful attention to statistics and descriptions. He was chosen by Zyris to succeed him for his roleplay abilities.

The Era of Hydoria was definately a unique time for Abydos. The region experienced a host of foreign summits, and the region was beginning to develop into a thriving personality all unto itself. With the region reeling from the recent NS Event, the Zombie Apocalypse, and a new satirical newspaper called The Oracles Overture, Abydos was beginning to take shape. Many rising stars, famous, and notorious nations in Abydos would find their voice during this time. Nations such as 7 comets, SVR2200, Requiemis, Peoples republic of rhetsoMurgenistan, Zartavaria, Christian Confederation New dombro, Ancient Greek Kingdoms, and Edenea would emerge.

With Abydos struggling to develop its roleplay, the pro-government of Abydos would elect for itself a President. Requiemis would become the regions first and only President, serving two terms before the position was transformed I to the High Priest position. Hydoria spent a great deal of time working with Ancient Greek Kingdoms in roleplay development. He also launched a short lived Cartography team to develop a new regional map.

Zyris was appointed Oracle by [nation]Hydoria,[/nation] and accepted by High Oracle Yaqobia into the guild. Hydoria also established a voting policy in which votes were tallied and puppet use was banned. This would later be used in the Eye of Abydos.

Hydoria would soon grow quiet in activity around the time of the reelection of Requiemis as President. With this notable vacuum of power created, Abydos would again sow the seeds of transformation and change.

Zyris would begin work on a regional constitution with help from Zartavaria. Murgenistan would be elected as Scribe, and Requiemis would ascend as Ankh Emperor and chose Ancient Greek Kingdoms.

Diplomatically, Abydos would begin to move toward The Wolf Clan and The Radient, after calling for the Abydos Summit II by Zarvarza. Many nations showed up, including a heavy presence from former Illuminati members, and the ending result was the creation of the ORB Alliance. The alliance sought to replace all three regions discords with one master discord channel. It also brought a host of very experienced and advanced players into Abydos and would prove to be the catalyst for change. The Strongmans Rebellion was formed and set to strike on November 5th, to raise the issue of the absence of the Grand Luxarch. This initiative would never happen ultimately as Hydoria would resign peacefully just one day prior.

By November 4th, Hydoria would resign naming celebrated Chief Ambassador turned Elder Statesman Ancient Greek Kingdoms as his successor.

》Grand Luxarch Ancient Greek Kingdoms
November 4, 2018 - February 11, 2019
Duration: 99 Days
Dynasty: Zyrisian

The sudden appointment of Ancient Greek Kingdoms as the third Grand Luxarch was an instant surprise and sigh of relief for Abydos. The region now had a very active leader and the region would again be transformed with a new personality at the helm and new ideas springing to life. The Era of Ancient Greek Kingdoms has been regarded as both the Golden Age of Abydos and as one of it's most controversial.

High Oracle Yaqobia Invited Hydoria to serve as Oracle along side of Zyris, effectively transforming the institution into one that houses former Grand Luxarchs. Ancient Greek Kingdoms would go on to appoint Aremania as an appointed Scribe, one of his first acts. Alpha Wolf would sign off on the official launch of ORB with The Radiant, and Ancient Greek Kingdoms would deliber his inaugural speech, highlighting the need for both roleplay and an official functioning government. He would later go on to appoint Zartavaria as Scribe, officially launching his career. This would make him, and three other nations Scribes: Murgenistan, The Realm of Sehkmet, and Aremania.

December 10th marked the final day that a nation could declare their candidacy for the March 10th High Priest Elections. There were three candidates for this position, Zartavaria, Aremania, and The Wolf Clan nation, Orodruin. The election and its buildup would prove to be some of the most dynamic period in Abydos. The Eye of Abydos was ratified, giving the region an official constitution. This would transform our regional government from one that was acting unofficially and organically, a precident started by Grand Luxarch Zyris, to an official one with laws and protocol. The constitution also created Guilds, designed to monopolize and organize various sectors of NS game and role play. The Conclave would move to ratify the Eye if Abydos, and Grand Luxarch Ancient Greek Kingdoms would commission and sign off on it. In preparation, the Citizens Guild had opened a few days prior to make everyone official citizens of Abydos. The Eye of Abydos was ratified on December 14, 2018, with Ancieng Greek Kingdoms stating: As the Grand Luxarch of Abydos I hearby announce that the Eye of Abydos will now be the supreme law of Abydos. On that same day, Zartavaria would launch the Sacred Eye Party in response to the already Emerging Grand Luxarchs Party. He would also create the platform at which all Abydos Legislation is recorded, the Corpus Juris Abydi.

It would be at this time that Abydos reached its zenith up until that point. Zyris described it as the gestation period of the region and Abydos had finally given birth to a new government after nine months. Indeed, Abydos had its constitution, its political parties, a nearly full and functioning government and an active and strong citizenry. The time of organic growth had ended and made way for an Era of intense partisan dynamics for Abydos.

There were numerous catylists for what came next, but Abydos would eventually face its biggest crisis yet.

Scribe Zartavaria introduced new laws to the Conclave which were ratified standardizing the political parties and citizenry. This allowed for an even playing field and near carte blanc to the political parties emerging. He and Ancient Greek Kingdoms would go on to gain as many members to their party as possible. While there was a third Political Party, operated by Muegenistan, it did not seek active growth, and thus Abydos became divided on partisan lines.

Zartavaria would move on to become the High Priest in a very close election with numerous behind the scenes dealings and vote influences while Ancient Greek Kingdoms and Antideluvian Empyrea would create a private discord channel for their party to operate I secret.

High Oracle Yaqobia would join the Grand Luxarchs Party, ending the Oracles previous non-partisan stance, and In doing so, set what is today known as the Yaqobian Precident. In return, Zyris would join the Sacred Eye Party, splitting the Oracles Guild politically.

Initially, Antideluvian Empyrea opposed the promotion of ones political party, however he succumbed to the reality at the time and joined the Grand Luxarchs Party. Scribe Elections would prove to be some of the most dynamic in our history, as the parties dueled it out in the voting booth. Block voting and the discovery of the Grand Luxarch Party Discord by an infiltration attempt lead to severe distrust between the parties.

After these elections, the region focused on domestic affairs as partisan tensions waned. The Conclave would move to ratify a series of criminal justice reforms, drafted and signed by Zartavaria. Tristes Tropiques would be appointed Oracle in the Oracles Guild, and Yaqobia would step down as Oracle, naming Zyris as High Oracle.

The Conclave worked to ratify a regional Bill of Rights, which would stand along side the Eye of Abydos. Oracle Tristes Tropiques would launch a new publication on February 2nd called the 'Bydos Brief which promoted the history, education and culture of the region. It was regarded as "The best god-damned thing ever written" by Zyris. The Conclave would also ratify voting reform, and the Grand Luxarch would resign his party amid criticism of hyper-partisanism. Longtime citizen and former President Requiemis would leave Abydos after the loss of an election for Scribe. Ironically, this first week in February would be the calm before the storm as partisan bickering would lead to all out constitutional crisis.

As the Conclave was debating the language in a bill about Absenteeism, A separate debate emerged over organizing the various discussions and moving it to the Discord for ease of use. Tristes proposed that the Oracles Guild should keep enforcement over the Conclave while Yaqobia shot this suggestion down. Scribe Antideluvian Empyrea lashed out at Tristes Tropiques for suggesting his ideas were "a joke" and that some members of the Conclave were "automatrons". The issue may have been resolved with the ratification of a proposal called the Abydos Government Communications Act proposed by Scribe Alexeyevskaya, but this bill would never make it to vote.

Tristes Tropiques then used the SVR200 Law Review as an argument to defend his position on Oracles enforcement of the law. This was further shot down by The Grand Luxarch and High Priest as well, creating a frightening rift between all branches of government and the Oracles Guild.

When Yaqobia stepped down as High Oracle, he appointed Antideluvian Empyrea to become Oracle in his closing statement along with San hieronymi as Apprentice. Recognizing the sudden shift in dynamic, Zyris proposed two new laws to the Conclave that would allow the Oracles Guild to act more internally, and give a hierarchy and meritocracy to the system in protest of the Antideluvian appointment. These proposals were shot down by the Conclave while High Priest Zartavaria, of the same party as Zyris also voiced his concerns over the Oracles Appointment.

High Priest Zartavaria correctly stated that the Abydos Conclave had reached an impasse in deciding the course of action, and as The Realm of Sehkmet stated, the chaos demons of Abydos have been unleashed. Feeling like the Oracles Guild was on the cusp of collapse due to the warring personalities of Tristes Tropiques and Antideluvian Empyrea, Zyris Resigned to run for Scribe after Armagstan resigned. His goal was to save the Oracles Guild by re-introducing the proposals to organize and define the Oracles Guild from the outside. In one of his campaign speeches, Zyris spoke about the "extinction" of the Abydosian Party (formerly the Grand Luxarchs Party) and his dissatisfaction with the Antideluvian appointment and his quest to correct it. The Hyper-partisan speech lead to the immediate resignation of Antideluvian Empyrea and Ancient Greek Kingdoms, and would eventually lead to the resignation of every member of the Abydosian Party, choosing to move out of Abydos. The mass Exodus of Abydos was in part fueled by a tense impasse, feuding partisan bickering, and questions on interpretation of the Eye of Abydos. When the relatively normal political "Extinction Speech" came about, Abydos had had enough. Yaqobia had lead the charge to found a new region at which they could simply focus on roleplay, and Abydos was left to sort out a huge mess with half of its government now missing.

None the less, the First Dynasty had come to a close and Abydos was left for the first time without a Grand Luxarch.

Murgenistan attempted a Self Proclaimation for Grand Luxarch under the law, with Oracles Apprentice San hieronymi recognizing the decision. Zyris requested six hours from everyone to give a speech to sort out the recent resignations, and declared that he would respect the sole remaining Oracle, Tristes Tropiques decision in the matter of who is to be Grand Luxarch. He eventually ruled that the Murgenistan self declaration was "without force" as it was clear that some nations resigned because they said so, but unclear of other nations who did not announce it before departing the region. As such, despite various absences in the Conclave, Abydos did technically still have a functioning legislature to launch a Grand Conclave even if some members were absent. Zyris upheld this decision and Murgenistan resigned and moved out of Abydos in protest.

Oracle Tristes Tropiquesthen announced that several members of the Conclave have officially given their resignations and because of this, Abydos was legally required to launch into a General Election to decide the next Grand Luxarch. He also suspended new citizenship applications in an illegal declaration. Yet Zyris countered that no citizen is capable of running for Grand Luxarch in an election because no citizen had yet met the four month requirement. Tristes suggested a listing of eligible citizens through a "Citizen Duration Test", but this was shot down by Zyris as no such test exists for Abydos.

With now the Oracles Guild and the founder reaching an Impasse as to how to proceed, Zyris made the tough decision to Overrule Tristeson his citizenship Test proposal, and ordered that any nation could now Self Proclaim to be the next Grand Luxarch. The move was highly controversial, but was justified by the law which states that the Founder should maintain harmony and order. Oracles Apprentice San hieronymi resigned and Oracle Tristes Tropiques was removed for "mishandling" and "prolonging" the crisis.

Abydos Antiquities III, The Zartavarian Dynasty

》Grand Luxarch Zartavaria
February 16, 2019 - May 23, 2019
Duration: 96 Days
Dynasty: Zartavarian

The self declaration of Zartavaria as Grand Luxarch of Abydos marked the launch of the second Dynasty, and the fourth Grand Luxarch in our history. The shift in tone for the region was almost immediate, while Abydos still reeled from its recent resignation Crisis. Ot also Mark's the first time in Abydos history that a High Priest successfully made the lateral move into the office of the Grand Luxarch.

Grand Luxarch Zartavarias first move was to re-appoint Zyris to High Oracle in an attempt to restore order. He would also appoint The karen satrapy as the regions fourth Ma'at Emperor.

Zartavaria faced initial opposition, along with the rest of Abydos when SaintsEmpire and South Canada of Exodus returned to cause chaos. South Canada was ejected while SaintsEmpire allowed to stay. RunDown and Zyris fought them off. With that, Zartavaria focused heavily on revamping the Defense Guild with his appointment of German Federal Reich as Chief General. And The karen satrapy announced a new foreign policy for Abydos along with new rules and regulations for the Defense Guild. Zartavaria had ranks and Insignia made for the defense guild as well.

Zartavaria worked to put tje Abydos government back together, which had all but abandoned political parties. He named Robrigado and Klatenia as appointed Scribes as elected Scribes remained vacant until Saintsempire and Eviena won them.

Eviena would then to on to become our fourth High Priest after a short term by Alexeyevskaya. The Citizenship Concordat would be signed into law, making residency a factor in citizenship validation.

Eviena, after making a power grab to remove Amenhotep from the Ankh Emperors position then proceeded with Articles of Impeachment for High Priest Alexeyevskaya who had fallen inactive. Succeeding in this, Eviena became the fourth High Priest of Abydos after Requiemis, Zartavaria, and Alexeyevskaya.

The March Conclave elections were then missed, leaving the elected Scribes vacant, while Zyris called for the people to "arise" after the fallout of what he dubbed the Great Purification.

With activity slowing down despite people coming to Abydos, politics began to grind to a hault with the inactivity of the High Priest and the Abydos Conclave collapsing for a second time. Zartavaria continued his focus on defense and established OSIRIS, the regional intelligence wing of the Defense Guild and a new logo to match.

In order to grow population both RunDown and Zartavaria sent out recruitment telegrams to grow our numbers. This brought Abydos back from the brink of total collapse, saving the region. From there, Zyris launched a new "Topic of the week" and began actively encouraging RMB discussion and usage.

Zartavaria announced his intentions to resign a couple weeks before he did so once he found a successor. In doing so, Zyris, who was using the nation Qon would be his choice to continue his rebuilding efforts for Abydos and continue with his work on the Defense Guild.

》Grand Luxarch Qon
May 16, 2019 - Current
Duration: Ongoing
Dynasty: Zartavarian

The legacy of this leader and all citizens is being composed now by citizens who remain engaged and active.

Zarvarza, Solenoc, Abraxim, Banshania, and 3 othersAlvthenia, Narration, and Werband

Welcome to Abydos Nikko. Be sure to join the World Assembly and sign up for citizenship here. You came at an ideal time to gain positions and ranks.

Im Brand new to nation states, a family member introduced me to it. I very much enjoy it.

My country is supposed to be a capitalist country with low taxes, and a tight community. It might not be that yet, but it will be. I Plan in staying here for a while.

Ben Shapiro Epic City wrote:Im Brand new to nation states, a family member introduced me to it. I very much enjoy it.

My country is supposed to be a capitalist country with low taxes, and a tight community. It might not be that yet, but it will be. I Plan in staying here for a while.

Welcome. Thanks for Introducing yourself. I am Qon, the regional Grand Luxarch. I'll encourage you to become a citizen of our region as well. Ask if you need help with the issues.

What book like?, the Nicolás Maquiavelo,
I like the prince

Werband wrote:What book like?, the Nicolás Maquiavelo,
I like the prince

It is a great book.

1-what is your nations name?
Khongia
2-what is the current date?
July, 6, 2019
3- is your nation in the world assembly?
Yes
4-how long have you been playing nation states?
Not sure, I think like 37 days
5- what other regions have you been a part of?
South Pacific, the arks and Abydos
6-what interests you most?
Role play
7- do you operate any other nation in Abydos?
No
8-do you agree to abide by all laws in Abydos?
Yes
9- we value honesty, are your answers honest?
Yes

Free and democratic elections Werband are called to choose the first democratically elected prince in order to have functions in several important aspects in the nation, an interim leader would do us very well until he unblocks the position of leader Soon, an interim leader like a prince is the following candidates:
Star J. Butterfly
Lady bug
Sonic the hedgehog
Both candidates have a maximum of 1 day to win an election which they will govern for a life term, until the date of their death, The people vote for prince, for this Is principality new (Type of principality, what speak Nicolás Machiavelli) and you . Vote for the approval

Khongia wrote:1-what is your nations name?
Khongia
2-what is the current date?
July, 6, 2019
3- is your nation in the world assembly?
Yes
4-how long have you been playing nation states?
Not sure, I think like 37 days
5- what other regions have you been a part of?
South Pacific, the arks and Abydos
6-what interests you most?
Role play
7- do you operate any other nation in Abydos?
No
8-do you agree to abide by all laws in Abydos?
Yes
9- we value honesty, are your answers honest?
Yes

Approved, welcome. You are now good to join political parties and run for office. We have several key positions available.

1-What is your country called?
The Principality of Werband
2- what is the current date?
July 6, 2019
3- Is your nation in the world assembly?
Of course
4-How long have you been playing national states?
Since last year, but in other nations already dead
5 - What other regions have you been part of?
South Pacific only
6-What interests you more?
The Principality, the elections and the union for a progress of all the nations of this region
7- Do you operate any other nation in Abydos?
Negative
8: Do you agree to comply with all the laws in Abydos?
All and each one
9- We value honesty, are your answers honest?
Honesty ahead, Yes

Werband wrote:1-What is your country called?
The Principality of Werband
2- what is the current date?
July 6, 2019
3- Is your nation in the world assembly?
Of course
4-How long have you been playing national states?
Since last year, but in other nations already dead
5 - What other regions have you been part of?
South Pacific only
6-What interests you more?
The Principality, the elections and the union for a progress of all the nations of this region
7- Do you operate any other nation in Abydos?
Negative
8: Do you agree to comply with all the laws in Abydos?
All and each one
9- We value honesty, are your answers honest?
Honesty ahead, Yes

Approved, welcome aboard.

Welcome to Abydos Xoswye. Be sure to sign up for citizenship, join a political Party and become a Scribe.

Greetings. Weasopia is a new socialist haven. Any help on how to get started is appreciated.

Weasopia wrote:Greetings. Weasopia is a new socialist haven. Any help on how to get started is appreciated.

Welcome to Abydos! Be sure to sign up for citizenship.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Qon wrote:Welcome to Abydos! Be sure to sign up for citizenship.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

How do I sign up?

How do you get those attribute things under the section with the scales as a logo?

Weasopia wrote:How do you get those attribute things under the section with the scales as a logo?

Answer a couple of issues. It may take a bit for a desired banner to appear, but once you've answered a few and earned a banner, you'll get it. Just answer issues as they come up.

Qon wrote:Answer a couple of issues. It may take a bit for a desired banner to appear, but once you've answered a few and earned a banner, you'll get it. Just answer issues as they come up.

Thanks, but can you answer my earlier question about how you sign up to be a citizen?

Also, how do trading cards work?

Weasopia wrote:Thanks, but can you answer my earlier question about how you sign up to be a citizen?

Here, you can use this link to get to where the citizen’s guild is. Just scroll down to the application, and copy/paste it here on the message board.

Abydos » Abydos Gateway » Abydos Guilds » Citizens Guild

CHAIN OF COMMAND

GUILD HISTORY

    Prior to the ratification of the Eye of Abydos in December 2018, the region of Abydos did not have any formal process for citizenship or for the creation of regional political parties. Under the terms of Grand Luxarch Zyris and Hydoria, little work was achieved in building up a large base of citizens. The first High Priest, Requiemis, (who had been known as the Abydos President prior to ratification) likewise did not seek to build up citizens organizations or parties. After Grand Luxarch Ancient Greek Kingdoms was appointed, Zyris began work on drafting a formal Abydos constitution, and with it a new Citizens Guild. Initially, the Citizens Guild thrived with new parties, however in February 2019, hyper-partisanship lead to the mass resignation of one entire party. The Citizens Guild grew again with Grand Luxarch Zartavaria and Qon.

CITIZENSHIP REGISTRY

    Rules for Citizenship:
    All nations must be a member of the World Assembly to apply for citizenship in Abydos. Nations who are not in the World Assembly at the time of application will have their applications automatically rejected. Nations do not, however, have to remain in the World Assembly after their application has been approved unless they are running for office. Nations may have multiple or 'puppet' nations in Abydos, however, a player may only have one nation as a citizen. Cheaters will be ejected and banned without notice, and their nation name struck out from the official registry. Intentionally falsifying your application, being purposefully vague, leaving out information, or your application is found to be misleading, will result in your application being rejected, or your citizenship struck.

    Application:

      To apply, please copy the application below and fill it out, and repost it on the Abydos Regional Message Board. The Elder Statesman or a higher ranking person on the Citizens Guild Chain of Command will either send you a telegram or notify you on the Abydos RMB if your application has been approved, or denied. Typically, within 24 hours, your name will be included in the Citizenship Registry.

        Citizenship Application

        1. What is your Nations Name?
        2. What is the current date?
        3. Is your nation in the World Assembly?
        4. How long have you (the player) played NationStates?
        5. What other regions have you participated in?
        6. What interests you most: Roleplay, Politics, or Military?
        7. Do you operate any other nations in Abydos?
        8. Do you agree to abide by all laws in Abydos?
        9. We value Honesty. Are your Answers Honest?

    List of Citizens:

    *Citizenship overturned by Oracles Review
    [nation][/nation]

ABYDOS POLITICAL PARTIES

    To create a political party please create a dispatch with your party platform, and keep it updated with a list of members. All parties shall have a minimum of 2 citizens in order to be recognized and created. A political party shall be declared dead and removed from this list if it has only one nation that is not a member of the Conclave, High Priest, or Grand Luxarch.

    Abydos Political Parties
    The Abydosian Party (GCP)
    The Royalist Party (TRP)
    Order of the Sacred Eye (OSE)

    GOVERNMENT BREAKDOWN THROUGH TIME

      The following information represents the Abydos Government and is updated whenever there is a change. As such, over time, this will provide a complete visual history of the Abydos Government. The most current government is at the top, and progresses down through time to the oldest on the Eve of the ratification of the Eye of Abydos.


    January 25, 2019

    Color Index
    Black = Seat not Occupied
    Grey = No Political Party Affiliation
    Blue = The Abydosian Party
    Purple = The Royalist Party
    Red = The Sacred Eye Pary

    Government Membership
    Grand Luxarch: Ancient Greek Kingdoms
    High Priest: Zartavaria
    Appointed Scribes: Aremania, Zartavaria
    Elected Scribes: vacancy, vacancy
    Selected Scribes: The Realm of Sehkmet, Murgenisten


    January 10, 2019

    Color Index
    Black = Seat not Occupied
    Grey = No Political Party Affiliation
    Blue = The Grand Chancellors Party
    Purple = Royalist Party
    Red = The Sacred Eye Party

    Government Membership
    Grand Luxarch: Ancient Greek Kingdoms
    High Priest: Requiemis
    Appointed Scribes: Aremania, Zartavaria
    Elected Scribes: vacancy, vacancy
    Selected Scribes: The Realm of Sehkmet, Murgenisten


    December 15, 2018
    The Royalist Party was formed on December 20th, 2018, by the currently seated Scribe, Murgenisten, and High Oracle Yaqobia. The formation of this party ushered in an era in which the Oracles possessed party membership.

    December 15, 2018
    The 'Grand Chancellors Party' was formed on December 14th, by the currently seated Grand Luxarch, Ancient Greek Kingdoms, and the High Priest Requiemis.

    Color Index
    Black = Seat not Occupied
    Grey = No Political Party Affiliation
    Blue = Grand Chancellors Party

    Government Membership
    Grand Luxarch: Ancient Greek Kingdoms
    High Priest: Requiemis
    Appointed Scribes: Aremania, Zartavaria
    Elected Scribes: vacancy, vacancy
    Selected Scribes: The Realm of Sehkmet, Murgenisten


    December 14, 2018
    This government represents the state of Abydos on the eve of the ratification of the Eye of Abydos.

    Color Index
    Black = Seat not Occupied
    Grey = No Political Party Affiliation

    Government Membership
    Grand Luxarch: Ancient Greek Kingdoms
    High Priest: Requiemis
    Appointed Scribes: Aremania, Zartavaria
    Elected Scribes: vacancy, vacancy
    Selected Scribes: The Realm of Sehkmet, Murgenisten

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1. What is your Nations Name?
Weasopia
2. What is the current date?
7/7/19
3. Is your nation in the World Assembly?
Yes
4. How long have you (the player) played NationStates?
One day
5. What other regions have you participated in?
South Pacific, TLA
6. What interests you most: Roleplay, Politics, or Military?
Politics
7. Do you operate any other nations in Abydos?
No
8. Do you agree to abide by all laws in Abydos?
Yes
9. We value Honesty. Are your Answers Honest?
Yes

Weasopia wrote:Also, how do trading cards work?

At the top right of the trading card page is a link that says "How to play".

Weasopia wrote:1. What is your Nations Name?
Weasopia
2. What is the current date?
7/7/19
3. Is your nation in the World Assembly?
Yes
4. How long have you (the player) played NationStates?
One day
5. What other regions have you participated in?
South Pacific, TLA
6. What interests you most: Roleplay, Politics, or Military?
Politics
7. Do you operate any other nations in Abydos?
No
8. Do you agree to abide by all laws in Abydos?
Yes
9. We value Honesty. Are your Answers Honest?
Yes

Approved. Welcome.

Role of the Ankh Emperor

I wanted to spend a little time explaining the role of the World Assembly Delegate, or more commonly called in Abydos, the Ankh Emperor.

Any Nation may serve as Ankh Emperor. All you have to do is collect the most endorsements and acquire the position. This can easily be done by endorsing all the other nations in the region and asking that they endorse you in return.

    §6.2. Ankh Emperor
    The Ankh Emperor shall directly obtain or lose the position of World Assembly Delegate through endorsements by the citizens and vote on behalf of the citizens of Abydos at the World Assembly. Abydos shall set no other title to the position of World Assembly Delegate, nor should any other government position be entitled to hold the World Assembly Delegate. The Abydos Government shall not restrict who can become World Assembly Delegate nor pass any law restricting or expanding the office, believing that the citizens alone can decide through their endorsement who they wish to represent Abydos at the World Assembly. The World Assembly Delegate position shall remain non executive for the defense of the region.

The Ankh Emperor is the truest form of Democracy that Abydos has. Nations vote through their actions. It is encouraged that all WA nations endorse eachother to strengthen the regional influence and a nation ascend to the top of our regions page. A good Ankh Emperor will also discuss the World Assembly resolutions that come along as well as be a driving force in welcoming our new nations and solidifying their position.

If you desire to become this regions Ankh Emperor, start collecting those endorsements from other WA Nations.

*A Message Brought to you on behalf of the Oracles Guild Promotion of Education and Culture.*

1. What is your Nations Name? Hainesvaal
2. What is the current date? July 8th 2019 had to look it up
3. Is your nation in the World Assembly? I don’t think
4. How long have you (the player) played NationStates? 5 days but have had other accounts
5. What other regions have you participated in? East pacific
6. What interests you most: Roleplay, Politics, or Military? Politics
7. Do you operate any other nations in Abydos? No
8. Do you agree to abide by all laws in Abydos? Yes
9. We value Honesty. Are your Answers Honest? Yes

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