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Szalyland wrote:Someday... someday...

hey how's the weather today?

It's 16°, Idk if it's just me or the weather, But I wake up nose blocked and on a sneezing spree everyday, like-

"Ah, What a beautiful day- ACHOO ACHOO...
AAA- CHOO"

and it doesn't stop.
And it's ONLY when I wake up and then my nose is back to normal, The amount of snot I lose everyday is painful.

And they are not like the normal sneezes,
They are the painful ones that block your ears.

Hello what's the best flavor of crayon?

Lethodus wrote:Hello what's the best flavor of crayon?

Mashed liver

Everetunga-Hari wrote:Same, I currently live in Texas, and it NEVER snows here.

I live in the UK, which is supposed to be cold. But instead of snowing it just rains :(

We get far too much snow here. Snow everywhere, snow snow snow. It also gets really cold and big tree branches fall so you can't go outside.
Today however is 13C so its amazing and I should be outside honestly.

Szalyland wrote:hey how's the weather today?

Vikoland wrote:I live in the UK, which is supposed to be cold. But instead of snowing it just rains :(

It snowed a little here in Yorkshire, but it's all pretty much melted now (at least where I am).

Lethodus wrote:Hello what's the best flavor of crayon?

turtle food

Lethodus wrote:Hello what's the best flavor of crayon?

orang

Melenavenia wrote:orang

Same

Welcome to Refugia Nilais, Rilethvulk, Joseon hermits, Sanston, Indianas hoosier rebels, Ther aweenica, Parcria, Vregia, Possumville, Grand Amoros, Dobastion, Of the union, Coseland, Naroli, Schuville, Vedika, New Luth, Novoflasst, The principality of g, The united provencis of canada, Badeng, Madtonia, Goeppingen, and Tiralta!

It's so nice to have you all here! You've already received our welcome telegram, which gives a lot of quality information, but I wanted to point a few things out real quick that might help you settle into the region a bit better. Refugia is part of a larger community named Calamity Refuge, or CalRef. We have a discord here: https://calref.network/chat/ and a forum here: https://calref.cc/index.php. If you'd like to be in a place where you can just chill and be around friendly people, those are the links for you. We host game nights and movie nights from the discord server, and have been recently making our way through the Studio Ghibli catalogue.

If you're interested and haven't already done so, please consider joining the World Assembly! Click the link to learn more information on that. If you join the WA, you can endorse other nations in the region (endorsing the delegate increases our regional vote) and get endorsed in return.

If you have any questions, please let us know. Everyone here is really friendly and almost never bite other people. If you'd rather read up on things instead of asking though, here's a dispatch that can help:



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Welcome to The Admin Tower, the centre of regional government in Refugia, and directory to all of its associated offices, archives, and research material.

Refugia is a left-leaning, largely eco-socialist, region focused on environmental issues and community building and which features a disproportionate LGBT population. The region aims to provide a safe and happy place for our residents and member states where they can feel free to discuss any interest they have, on or off of NationStates, in a stress-free environment. Refugia has a small but efficient government with a democratically elected council, operating with relative independence over their domains. The regional law is made up of members' contributions, and voted on directly by all member states in the region at the time.

The region has been through such adventures as to have survived Z-Day twice in a row without a single casualty, and similarly contributed to the protection of Ba Sing Se by flawlessly defending that faction from all radiation damage during N-Day. Refugia has been the source of a number of World Assembly resolutions and boasts one of the highest average deck values. All of which can be attributed to the awesome people that live here.



Refugia's government is composed of six different Regional Councillors, as defined by law in the Refugia Revised Statutes. Each councillor is elected directly by member states in four month terms, and subject to recall votes by the same. Each Councillor is, further, limited to be re-elected but once in a row. For every position, a Councillor is largely at liberty to decide the fate and direction of their office and how it wishes to conduct its business, unless specific power checks have been imposed on their functions by law. Certain substantial decisions about the regional direction require votes that original from Council members. All Councillors have equal political weight in these matters.

Presently, the Regional Council is composed of the following members:

  • The Arch-Administrator, which is defined as Refuge Isle, the region's founder. Although there is no head of government, due to the council structure, the Arch-Administrator is often a figurehead for the region as head of state. The Arch-Admin's responsibilities are primarily to appoint and dismiss other fairly elected councillors into their offices, as well as maintaining regional records and historical notes.

  • The Councillor of Foreign Affairs, presently held by Chatula. The Foreign Affairs Councillor maintains relationships with Refugia's allies and is responsible for managing the diplomatic corps of the region, providing lines of communication and timely updates, as well as managing it's necessary staff. The Councillor provides regional advice for the opening and closure of embassies, which are carried out by regional referenda.

  • The Councillor of Culture, presently held by Lethodus. The Councillor is responsible for hosting regional events that develop regional engagement and cultural identity. By law, the Councillor must develop regular and updated Eco-Reports for the region, that describe Refugia's environmental goals and how members can help reach them.

  • The Operations Councillor, presently held by Chacapoya. Operations requires a general knowledge of the world of NationStates, as its role is to be on the look out for threats to the region from outside and from within. When global events spiral all of known creation into turmoil, it is the Councillor of Operations that will determine the region's plan of action to deal with it.

  • The Councillor of the Interior, presently held by Michelland. The Councillor is functionally an advocate for gameside players and RMB mod. They also have the authority to issue region-wide communication and publish relevant or creative polls to boost engagement or conversation.

  • The Councillor of World Assembly Affairs, presently held by Dacay. World Assembly Affairs is responsible for facilitating discussions on World Assembly resolutions-at-vote, developing dispatches with Information For Voters (IFV) on current resolutions at vote, and providing regional recommendations for votes to the World Assembly Delegate.


Visit a government office to learn more about their functions.




All of Refugia's regional law is currently contained within the Refugia Revised Statutes. Any legal member state is entitled to draft a proposal to amend the law, and all proposals are passed by a simple majority of member states within the region. In this regard, Refugia is one of the few regions of the world that practices a direct democracy style, instead of passing the right to legislate through a more exclusive body. The statutes were originally the charter which founded the region and previously called the Regional Organisation and Integration, which organised Refugi Member States to form a government from a previously disassociated collective.

There have, at this time, been approximately ten revisions to the Statutes, carried out by four different authors. There remains an entire world's worth of legislation has still to be created. All past referendums to modify the law are recorded for reference purposes here.


If you would like to get involved
in legislation, check out our
How Does: Regional Legislation page.




The Regional Map is available visually, in living colour, ever since the transition from cryptic telegram signals.

The Regional Map was first announced on September 24, 2019, though it was not put into an official dispatch until November 25th of that year. Any Member State within the region (a nation within Refugia that has enrolled in the World Assembly and been in the region for at least a week) can fill out the application in the dispatch and telegram it to Sylh Alanor. Once the completed application has been received, Sylh Alanor may reply with questions to better understand locations or specific details, and will then let the Member State know when they're in queue for the next map update. The application mostly consists of details about the nation that will be placed onto the map itself, and we highly recommend filling out all questions to the best of your ability.

The region of Refugia is a collection of variously-sized islands located on the divide between the Hipster Sea and the Sea of Art in the North Connection Ocean, granting the people that live there access not only to high quality coffee and bicycles, but also premium paints, pens, and musical instruments. The region famously sprung from the depths of the ocean on January 31, 2019 fully formed and ready to be populated, entirely unquestioning toward the things that may have existed in its place before, or how it got here. The secret annals hidden away on floor 16 of the Admin Tower suggest that Refugia is actually part of some strange multiverse, a liminal space between different dimensions and possibilities, but in all respects outside of metaphysics, life seems to progress entirely normally.

The countries that make up Refugia cross boundaries of many different species, culture groups, and religions, but everyone works together to ensure a brighter future. Simplebots depart the Admin Tower approximately once per month to take new surveys of Refugia, noting the types of people that live in our region and reporting back to the Office of Cultural Affairs, which prepares and updates the official map. Each Member State is given a gift basket upon springing from the earth, filled with essentials like chocolate, magic springs, and the dictionary of Travel Runes created within the Office of Foreign Affairs.

By drawing these Travel Runes, any member of Refugia can travel to and communicated with the outside world.



How Does is a series of dispatches and Wiki.CalRef articles provided by the community of Refugia.

This program aims to provide helpful tutorials about all things NationStates through our membership's collective experience and know-how. Anyone is welcome to use this repository of knowledge, and we hope it serves to allow the reader to accomplish any of their goals. Should any dispatch here go missing, a backup will be available through the link in the far right side of the navigation bar, which will redirect you to to our off-site wiki.

If you are coming here from the wiki and notice that this article is out of date with the wiki's version, please contact the author of the dispatch in question, the Arch-Administrator, or the Councillor of Culture.


How Does Challenges

The minigame allows you to select another nation on the site, and challenge them according to the only variables that the game is able to comprehend: Stats. This page can be reached by travelling to the page of the nation you wish to challenge and pressing the targetting reticle, or by navigating directly to the Challenges homepage.


How Does Cards

NationStates Trading Cards are a unique trading card mechanic built inside NationStates. Cards are generated once a year (on average), and for every nation existent at that time, regardless of size, the game creates a card for that nation. Those cards are all split into rarities and each have their own number values and prices.


How Does World Assembly

The World Assembly (WA) is the international political centre of NationStates. Membership in the WA allows a nation to participate in areas of NationStates they wouldn’t otherwise have access to, such as raiding/defending gameplay and voting on General Assembly and Security Council resolutions.


How Does RRS

Although not strictly required, all of Refugia's regional law is currently located within the Refugia Revised Statutes. The guidelines are relatively lax, however previous revisions have taken place in the style of this tutorial.


How Does Dot

A 100% Refugi-coded chatbot, originally made for Refugia, now available anywhere. Her functions include providing member/server information, making NationStates API calls, and more. Type "I cast commands" for a list of commands.




The Refugia Tower Archives is an ongoing project overseen by the Arch-Admin to record various data and statistics for both the region of Refugia and the wider NationStates website.

Originally started as a series of disconnected dispatches to record Refugia's regional history as it was being made, the project has since expanded into a much larger, ongoing process. Our informational dispatches currently include Refugia's historical regional data such as Council history and delegate voting records for specific World Assembly resolutions. There are also a growing number of dispatches such as top regions by World Assembly members, World Assembly trends and history, and other NationStates statistical pieces which are accessible to anyone.

Any data or record errors should be reported to the local authority.


Refugia Council Records

The Regional Council, originally established by the Regional Organisation and Integration (ROI), dates back to our founding in early 2019. Since its inception, the Regional Council has added two offices and survived the jump to the Refugia Revised Statutes (RRS). This dispatch records the holder of each office and the delegacy each month from the beginning of Refugia to now.


Regions by WA Members

This dispatch was created to document the number of World Assembly members by region. Updated monthly, it reports the top 500 nations by World Assembly membership and shows the gains and losses those regions have seen over the previous month. It also denotes when a new top 500 region enters the scene.


NationStates Classifications

Many years ago, a government classification chart was created to record each of the 27 government types on NationStates's popularity by percentage. On October 13, 2020, Refuge Isle created a new one, and has periodically updated it since then. The chart shows the prevalence of each government type by all nations, as well as World Assembly nations, along with the graphs' source data.


Passed RRS Amendments

Refugia operates by a singular government document, the Revised Statutes. It has been amended more than a dozen times since its original creation. Whether setting new environmental goals, establishing new Council seats, or overhauling the entire RRS itself, every amendment proposed to our laws have been recorded and preserved in this dispatch.


Voting Record (2019 - 2020)

A complete record of every vote by the Refugia World Assembly delegate for the years 2019 (Refuge Isle) and 2020 (Sylh Alanor). This dispatch also contains the name, date, and author of each resolution, as well as the stomping power that the delegate had at the time.


Voting Record (2021 - 2022)

A complete record of every vote by the Refugia World Assembly delegate for the years 2021 and 2022 (Sylh Alanor). This dispatch also contains the name, date, and author (including links if the author was a Refugi) of each resolution, the number of votes the delegate had at the time.


World Assembly Trends and History

A series of graphs detailing the rise and falls of feeders, sinkers, and UCRs alike. Included among these are indications of power consolidation by the game created regions (specifically feeders), while the diversity of minor UCR delegates fall and those which persist struggle to grow.

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Szalyland wrote:Someday... someday...

hey how's the weather today?

As they call it here, s'chunya del'moot. Dry and warm during the day, chilly at night. No rain.

Imperve wrote:and watermelons
do not forget the watermelons

Watermelons are just blownup tangerines without the flavor and with sugar added. Baa.

Lower French Gregballs wrote:As they call it here, s'chunya del'moot. Dry and warm during the day, chilly at night. No rain.

Watermelons are just blownup tangerines without the flavor and with sugar added. Baa.

how dare you
watermelons are watermelon flavored
and sugar is good

Hello, glad to be here, and I hope to serve Refugia well.

Welcome ^-^ no worries about serving, you're already doing a lot of good by endorsing the delegate and just being here talking with us!

Quick question regarding map application, on the request template, it mentions “culture group”, and I was wondering what that was and if it is required for the application?

are alts allowed?

idk

Arcova wrote:Quick question regarding map application, on the request template, it mentions “culture group”, and I was wondering what that was and if it is required for the application?

It's how your people would identify themselves. Elvish, Refugi, French, anything can work. If your people have no cultural identity, you don't have to fill it in.

Typica, Vikoland, Imperve, and Arcova

Sylh Alanor wrote:It's how your people would identify themselves. Elvish, Refugi, French, anything can work. If your people have no cultural identity, you don't have to fill it in.

Ah ok thanks.

Ynophea wrote:are alts allowed?

Probably.
Idk.

I mean i have alt.
but they're not in same region

Szalyland wrote:Probably.
Idk.

Spell Ynophea's name backwards and flip their flag upside down.

Black Lives Matter!

Imperve, Tiralta, Goeppingen, and Chin-don-ya

Chin-don-ya

Wokeia wrote:Black Lives Matter!

Free Tay K

Heya

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