The Mountain Song of Dwarf, do you keep changing your flag? I'm just curious because it looks like a different color of dwarf every once in a while.
Yeah, when the mood strikes, I alter the colors. Sometimes, it's for the season or holiday or something. Other times, just on a whim based on some random comment or occasion. But also just when I feel like a change. I find a new color for the field, then a color for the Norse knotting and hat which matches, and then the beard color and skin tones to be in some way complimentary. The flag is strangely receptive to alteration in that way. And I find it fun.
I'm gonna watch it, and I hope it will be a good show, but I don't expect it to stay super true to the books just cause they don't have access to the Silmarillion. My hope is that even if they can't stay perfectly true to the story, they potentially could stay true to the themes.
I don't have super high expectations, but that means that it is easier to exceed them even if it isn't great.
Emperor Palpatine Our Leader says that amazon's film will be crap.
This perfectly summarises my thoughts on it too. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm very hesitant about how it will hold up noting the already mentioned timeline and general historical changes. I really do hope they create something that makes sense despite that though.
The lieutants of владимир путин morgoth
Za nofbat tol o bakatah, ym za żt sus daf syskotot - this is planet of clouds we live on in mapf o hżadtyn (language of mountains). Literally: This is planet of clouds on this i and you live
Bam - 'sun' in mapf o hżadtyn. It's an old sun-mass red giant.
Tol o bakatah or simply 'Tol' is a super earth (5 times its mass). This covered in black clouds of ash world hides a huge desert full of ruins, deserted by many wars long ago. It is inhibited by black-skinned (not black as in faces of africans, black as in rgb 0,0,0) humanoid species that call themselves Ldtyn o hżadtyn (people of the mountains, because of a former mountain range Datalatymż, which was destroyed in Myt o batulyn, war of the stars).
Ultyr is a Mars sized moon of tol o bakatah. It is inhibited by little green people called atanah, they are very strong in dark energy, and thus their entire population is enslaved as fuel for starships.
Ldtyn o hżadtyn, their dark magic and wars
The dark people with average height of 1.4 meters have long hands and legs compared to rest of body.
Their magic and alchemy is capable of doing great things like powering space ships or even extracting the dark energy from The Matter for use in the interstellar engines. Most powerful warlords could even create life forms (usually battlemonsters) or push mind power into the soldiers.
They are governed by 59 warlords (usually every one fights every other), when the race is endangered, they choose Msu'batgy - The Highest Lord that is one of the warlords.
Dark Interstellar Engine
The greatest achievement of their civilization is the interstellar engine.
The engine is powered by dark energy put into minds of thousands of slaves.
It is capable of producing speed of 5000 the speed of light (so they theoritically could travel to locations million light years away in only 200 years).
The side effects of using it are the time bugs and death of all the battery-slaves.
The further away destination is, the engine requires larger amounts of dark energy slaves.
Brief history of their great wars
It all started 500 millions years ago, when the warlord Matr'rumpur united all the tribes between Datalatymż and Mar creating the Tolatan'ra Empire.
During the next 100 years he and his descents have taken the lands to the river Borż.
For 100 millions of years under the leadership of warlord Mabaldtah they took the entire planet, the moon and several near star systems.
350 millions years ago the Bam has become a red giant star, Tol has become so near to its star that billions of dead volcanos became alive once more, the planet has became entirely covered in black clouds of ash.
The Tolatan'ra Empire has fallen, the entire flora has died.
Then the planet was renamed from Haq Orco, The Grand Capital to Tol o bakatah, Planet of clouds.
During the years, the ldtyn has became black skinned.
One thousand years ago the planet was reunited under the leadership of the warlord Takt a'Bmn, around this time they were interested in dark magic and alchemy.
Around 850 years ago almost every mountain range including Datalatymż was destroyed using secret Darkest Magic by The Dark Warlord Wrmylb', which was defeated shortly after.
After that, the interstellar engine was discovered, and the moon's population was enslaved to act as fuel for their spaceships.
They have conquered about 50 worlds much better than Tol, which todays is an empty planet being capital just for historical reasons.
Around earth year 2293 the planet was discovered, and ldtyn have declared the holy war against every our planets, because in their holy book the place our planets are in, our stars are in is called the evil hell.
Though they were defeated by pirate captain Vaffuz Pri of Joddus. All their military has retreated to their remote planets, though Tol didn't get occupied as it's not habitable for other races.
Hey Middle Earth! Good to see that this RMB is pretty active. Here is the July report from the 10000 Islands. Have a good rest of the month!
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
As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~WA Delegate: Markanite
~Senior Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Aschente
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Liberdon
~Senator for Himes West (Role Play): The Wires Empire
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Gonggong
~Minister of Education: Porflox
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Valentian Elysium
Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.
~XKI is currently looking for more Buddies (people who help newer nations get accustomed to XKI)! Check out the full thread here!.
~In July, Kanta Hame sent over 21,000 recruitment telegrams with 437 confirmed recruits, making him the top recruiter of the month!
The runner-ups were Jabberwocky with 1789 telegrams, recruiting 30 people, and Valentian Elysium, who managed to pass the 1,000 telegram mark!
This month our favorite Regional Pollster, Jabberwocky, brought us a fantastic poll; it asked Islanders what they, as supreme rulers, would rather have their subjects love of fear them!
In the poll, there were 130 voters, of which 49 voted that why want their subjects to fear how much they love them, 31 voted that they wanted their subjects to love them, and 20 voted wondered how they got into this situation in the first place!
This month, BCN senator Gonggong interviewed Kanta Hame!. Gong: How did you join NS and why pick XKI as a region? KAH: Well i was pretty darn drunk and googled nation running simulators and third link i tried brought me here. It was early at morning already so i did not really understood anything going on. Saw some recruit telegrams and figured i need to pick a team to not being destroyed. After waking up i started reading those recruit telegrams and narrowed them down until finally picking XKI. Was tough call between LWU and XKI but the "kick back the bullies" argument turned me in favor of XKI Gong: Oooo, that's a very interesting answer! Its lucky that you ended up choosing XKI! What is your favorite thing about XKI? KAH: hmm. I guess its the social aspect. Meeting all kind of different people all around the world and having good times with them. I guess that is true for most places but that has kept me here over the years. Gong: Yee! That's for sure the reason that I've stayed too! Do you have any future ambitions to work in the government of XKI? KAH: I actually never had any ambitions. I just try to do what i can do the best i can do it. Only goal i have is to be able retire so that no one will notice and it wont affect anything. I am weird person in political game as i have always hated politics and avoid them like cancer. Gong: Ooo, that's understandable! Hopefully you'll be able to retire smoothly! What's your favorite color? KAH: As metal head i am obligated to say black. Or that does not matter long as its black. But actually its light blue Gong: Yeee! Thank you for answering all of the questions Hame!
Gong: How did you join NS and why pick XKI as a region?
KAH: Well i was pretty darn drunk and googled nation running simulators and third link i tried brought me here. It was early at morning already so i did not really understood anything going on. Saw some recruit telegrams and figured i need to pick a team to not being destroyed. After waking up i started reading those recruit telegrams and narrowed them down until finally picking XKI. Was tough call between LWU and XKI but the "kick back the bullies" argument turned me in favor of XKI
Gong: Oooo, that's a very interesting answer! Its lucky that you ended up choosing XKI! What is your favorite thing about XKI?
KAH: hmm. I guess its the social aspect. Meeting all kind of different people all around the world and having good times with them. I guess that is true for most places but that has kept me here over the years.
Gong: Yee! That's for sure the reason that I've stayed too! Do you have any future ambitions to work in the government of XKI?
KAH: I actually never had any ambitions. I just try to do what i can do the best i can do it. Only goal i have is to be able retire so that no one will notice and it wont affect anything. I am weird person in political game as i have always hated politics and avoid them like cancer.
Gong: Ooo, that's understandable! Hopefully you'll be able to retire smoothly! What's your favorite color?
KAH: As metal head i am obligated to say black. Or that does not matter long as its black. But actually its light blue
Gong: Yeee! Thank you for answering all of the questions Hame!
Bam o jukit (sun of hot) is a small 120 jupiter masses red dwarf
Zukul (giant) is a half-saturn-mass hot jupiter composed mostly of methane. It's so close to its star that it's almost as hot as it (on the bright side). It does not rotate, it is loosing its gases due to solar wind, probably when it was younger it was as massive as jupiter. It also contains a gas called Lurkut, which is used to power ldtyn machines.
Tol o jukit (planet of hot) is a mars-mass moon of Zukul, locked on the dark side of its planet is not vulnerable to solar wind, radiation and hot, but it locks the use of sun to make energy. Instead the moon gets all the energy from its host planet. It is also too small to maintain its own atmosphere, instead its host-sided side allows ldtyn and other methane-breating races to live, while the dark side it's completly dead.
The moon was home to ldtyn warlord Żbyr, taken by anti-tol alliance in 2350, but the occupation was evacuated after 5 a year due to dark plants and other monsters destroying colonizators' bases.
We don't know if they still have communism. If so, then communism + advanced space technology = a massive conflict.
We all hope it's only communist propaganda and they haven't colonized anything.
Long live Elenin!
"Bilbo should have just slain him"
Rebellion has began in Emperorsville, region historically belonged to Blackacre.
The newly formed Союз Соцялистычных Сепаратыстов Блякакре (from blackacrean: Blackacrean Alliance of Socialist Separatists, СССБ, BASS) declared that it wants to destroy our state.
"Following the Jenularagate, the govermnent has became weak. We don't want terror of the corrupted aitnuti government nor tyranny of the supreme leader. We will create an alliance of free states where citizens can do what they want" - said Влодым Ирленин (Vwodym Irlenin), leader of the movement to the reporter of TVJ, and killing him shortly after.
"We will do what we have to, to defeat the separatists and judge their leaders as they should've been" - says R.M., the defence minister.
Columns of tanks were spotted crossing the Blackacrean border to the region where the rebellion came from.
The Blackacrean embassy rejected everything, but all the tanks have V, symbol of the blackacrean military on.
"If this will be confirmed, we will start supporting separatist movements in their state" - says R.M., the defence minister.
"Brzęczyszczykiewicz! You will hang! Making enemy in WA is CRINGE!" - yells Schet Dón Tooßk, the oppositionführer and former prime minister. The same him said "we need to talk with Blackacre, as it is. WA has no power in here." when he was governing.
War is coming once again! A group of pirates have spotted a group of highly armoured spaceships that look much more modern that any known spaceship. The ships have sent a binary message "This is the warfleet of the triangulum empire. Surrender or die". After the pirates didn't respond, the fleet has began shooting. Only one pirateship survived, with half of the engines broken.
We have no idea how to fight an intergalactical empire. Especially that none of our civilizations escaped tier 0.
If I may give my two cents here: after 4 episodes, the only things that are bringing me back (aside from a desire to watch something set in Middle Earth, which I will always do) are the mysterious identities of Halbrand, meteor man, and Adar. Otherwise the show is kind of meh, although very pretty. Numenor and Khazad-dum are great, the entirely new stuff with the Harfoots and in the Southlands is good/ok.
Galadriel is an idiot and I am unfathomably disappointed in their decision to make her so brash and childish. And the treatment of the other elves as well, like Elrond is doubtful and unconvincing bag of milk, Celebrimbor is having a mid-life crisis and just needs to buy a corvette or something, while Gil-galad is just some bland politician.
If meteor man is Sauron I will stop watching the show.
I agree with a lot of your comments, I love the look and tunes of Khazad-dum and Numenor and their respective storylines, but I hate Galadriel because I have never seen her as this trigger-happy I'll fight everything that comes at me sort-of attitude. I want to see more of Gil-Galad and Celemrimbor because they are the characters we haven't really seen in a Tolkien adaptation before now, and I just want more. I think that the harfoots are just forced on the audience, because I feel like every time there is a good story plot going on somewhere else, its suddenly switched to weird hobbit things, but my biggest concern is if they make meteor man be Gandalf, I think I can say most of us won't give a crap for the rest of the show if he is Gandalf. I like the southlands storylines and the mystery of Adar and this broken dagger (could it be some version of a mourgul blade?) and I think it can work out fine. I would give it a 7.5-8/10 right now, but I do feel like it gets slightly better after each episode.