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Minas Arnor wrote: 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.

Yeah I agree that they are forced, and if it is Gandalf then it will be even more forced. They essentially feel like their only purpose is to shout "hey remember the lord of the rings", and Gandalf would just make that worse. But I don't think it is Gandalf because meteor man gives off evil guy vibes. I've heard the theory on the webs that he is the balrog that was teased in one of the trailers, which would bug me less than Gandalf or Sauron, because it would just be silly, but it would continue the forced references to lotr.

I assume that the dagger is some sort of morgul blade, but I'm not sure why it has the map-of-mordor-mark on it if it was already in mordor. With that in mind, why would Sauron put the mark on Finrod's corpse?

March of Maedhros wrote:With that in mind, why would Sauron put the mark on Finrod's corpse?

I don't know, maybe it was a sign for the orcs to remind them of the plan to flee to Mordor, but the elves found his body before the orcs got rid of him; I don't know?

I don't have access to the show, so I've not watched yet (though I'll probably hoist the black flag at some point and commandeer a copy). But I'm quite interested in what folks think of it, and don't mind spoilers at all, so I'm happy to hear from everyone!

I haven't seen any of the show, but I did just finish reading The Silmarillion for the first time!

The Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride again!
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The West of Middle-Earth wrote:I haven't seen any of the show, but I did just finish reading The Silmarillion for the first time!

I've heard it's a good book; I haven't read it myself, but I practically know most of the history of Middle Earth, such as the downfall of Numenor and the creation of the world by Eru.

Minas Arnor wrote:I've heard it's a good book; I haven't read it myself, but I practically know most of the history of Middle Earth, such as the downfall of Numenor and the creation of the world by Eru.

I'd definitely recommend you give it a try sometime. It's got a ton of amazing moments throughout the book, even if you already know the overarching story

Tatarica hey can you start boosting for Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Also maybe re-add myself and the old gang back as regional officers.

Hope everyone enjoys the event!

Hello again Middle Earth! Hopefully you all had fun with N-Day. Wasn't a surprise that the Horsemen won, but it thankfully wasn't a steamroll like last year.

Anyways, here is the August report for the 10000 Islands. Enjoy!


Stats of the Month:

Date: September, 2022| Population: 1334 nations| Delegate Endorsement: 318 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!


More XKI!

Forum: Link10000islands.proboards.com

Discord: Linkdiscord.gg/4uWZbNS

July TIBOE Update

March 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: Thedairos, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland, Flying Eagles, Thedairos

~Executive Officers: HN67, Eastern New England


Government

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 Linkhere.


Around the Islands

~XKI is currently looking for more Buddies (people who help newer nations get accustomed to XKI)! Check out the full thread Linkhere!.

~XKI is also currently looking for more Recruiters (people who recruit nations into XKI)! Check out the full thread Linkhere!.


Islander Achievements

~A couple month ago, Donnee won first place in the Poet Laureate Contest! The full thread and poem can be found Linkhere!

Aschente also became the new Minister of Education for XKI! The full thread can be found Linkhere!


XKI Game-Side

This month our favorite Regional Pollster, Jabberwocky, brought us a fantastic poll; it asked Islanders if they like pineapples on pizza!

In the poll, there were 113 voters, of which 52 voted that putting pineapples on pizza was a horrid idea, 36 voted that they dont really mind either way, and 10 voted that pineapples on their pizza was a must!


Meet The Nation

This month, BCN senator Gonggong interviewed Harjanika!.

Gong: How did you join NS and why pick XKI as a region?

Harjanika: I was bored one day and I thought that it would be interesting if I made my own nation in a game (I was looking for a 1 day thing but NS was way better). As for XKI, I joined because of TITO (I initially thought that nations could get invaded, however I am glad that I joined XKI nethertheless).

Gong: Ooo, yeee! I'm also glad that you ended up staying in XKI! The second question is: What is your favorite thing about XKI?

Harjanika: I would say ATA. When I look at other regions there's nothing quite like it. Also, the community is very nice and I have met some amazing friends here (including you)

Gong: Yeee! We're lucky to have you in Tito and ATA too! That reminds me that I should get more active on ATA, its been a while since I've done anything there! The third question is: Do you have any future ambitions to work in the government of XKI?

Harjanika: I did try to run for a senator once but I haven't been successful yet and I am not sure if I have what it takes about being the delegate however I am currently and ambassador to the Union of Democratic States! So at the moment I am quite happy

Gong: Oo, yee! I've tried to do something like that in ATA before, I can't remember if it ended up working or not! Oo, I hope one day you could become delegate! The last question is an easy one: What's your favorite color?

Harjanika: Awww! Thank you! However I imagine that it is really tough being Delegate. About the last question: Magenta! It's so nice and peaceful and vibrant at the same time! Now I fancy seeing a Pinky Magenta Sunset

Gong: Yeee! Thank you for answering the questions!


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

Gonggong and Markanite

Read dispatch

Our new legislation has eliminated 99% of the corruption.

nation=pt-20230412_system/detail=trend?censusid=51

The elections have been finished. 211 of 330 places in the Parliament of Telera has been taken by Elner Mas (literally "the saint mountain"), a conservative party.

"This is great day. After decades of radical governments, we finally take the race. We will improve the economy." - says the leader of Elner Mas.

Rest parties are: hża batozae (star of the forest, the former governing party, considered as far-right) with 25 places, Itenim Bażali (free people, considered far-left) with also 25 places, Tolo Iteno (civic platform, considered a party of thieves) with 50 places, Wotok Itilinientuss (chest with money, a small party that was helping Tolo Iteno to form their government) with 9 places and Soeze Zollijali (alliance of the universe, considered a cosmopolitan party) with 10 places.

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