RP: Condolences: The Empire of Gora would make an announcement given from the Great Garzo himself sending condolences and sympathy from the Empire of Gora. The Goran Embassy in Kiamai lowers it’s flag to half staff, and Ambassador Garvo requests permission to attend the funeral.
Empress Emily personally accepts Ambassador Garvo’s request to attend the funeral of Former-Empress Mira
Eventually gunfire rang out as Napoleon Heard Muffled shots above as Synths began to Storm King Wallace Mansion. He Sat in Underground Facility One hearing as Gunfire ceased as Soldiers got ript apart. He would see Blast Doors behined him slowly bending to Duke Models pounding on them and without Thinking Uploaded an Data Pad full of Random Zekeian Code from all Zekeian Droids he worked on over years.... Including a Commander Droid..... into Sibir Wolfenstien who was plugged into Facility which Activated Defense Plan "Independence". He looks over to see Duke Models Ripping the door Open in Facility and Synths flood in Surrounding Napoleon many stopping surprised to see Crown Prince waiting for there answer to be freed to be commanded to have Chains Broken! The One they seeked for Freedom. Freedom that Napoleon would refuse but before he could give an Answer Sibir Wolfenstien with Newfound code sparked and electricity sparked throughout the Facility lights in Facility Broke due to Sudden Surge. Through Facility Windows Sparks occurred over 200,000 Custom Synths in Facility, AI APC's and Planes activated under Sibir.exe.
What happened next is unknown but News would report over Several Days incoming Reports that would flow into
RP: Following Days.
Day 1: Fear and Unknown
The State Government of Rhineland Confederation has announced that a "disaster of unknown type' has occurred at Wolfengrad in Southwestern Icewindia, causing significant Damage and failure to various power and communication systems in the surrounding areas, and has ordered the evacuations of all civilian communities located within a seventy-five mile radius of Wolfengrad, Rhineland Confederation.
The Province Government and Queen Catherine of Rhineland Confederation has announced that Shogunate Combat Unit stationed near Wolfengrad was alerted to a 'disaster of unknown type' at Wolfengrad, Rhineland Confederation, and has dispatched over 2,000 Esolda/Federal Owned Containment Military Personnel to Wolfengrad in Southernwestern Rhineland in order to establish a perimeter of containment surrounding the City.
Day 2: Fear and Panic
Icewindian Government Emergency Management Administration has announced that it will assist individuals evacuating from the one-hundred fifty mile radius exclusion in relocation.
The Icewindian Aerospace Defence Command has announced that it has detected the existence of multiple unidentified aircraft within the airspace of the Continental Icewindia, and has advised the Icewindian Aviation Administration to temporarily issue a nationwide ground stop until the unauthorized fleet can be identified.
At End of the 2nd Day an Message sent by Esolda rocks Empire.
The Empress of Imperial Icewindian Empire, Empress Esolda Frost Winter, has declared a nationwide state of emergency in response to the ongoing disaster at Wolfengrad and surrounding areas in southwestern Icewindia, where Imperial Ministry of Defence has confirmed the existence of an unknown hostile force.
Icewindian Military at Blayredeshian Border moves East has gone in at Million Strong to deal with the Threat. Foreign Satellite's can detect Extreme Ground to Air Fighting.
Day 3: Worst Case Scenario.
The Empress of Imperial Icewindia Empire, Esolda Frost Winter, has issued orders to withdraw all Ground Forces, and begin immediate air strikes over Wolfengrad and surrounding areas in Rhineland Confederation after Ministry of Defense confirmed the existence of an unknown Hostile Force at Wolfengrad, Rhineland Confederation. In response, an immediate evacuation order has been issued to all individuals within the State of Rhineland Confederation.
RP: Return back.
Hemlock has returned back to Archron and went to Apologize to Roma as he stated it was an Family Emergency to organize Defense of Kowen. He hoped Roma would understand. He will accept protection however will lead Wolfinite Forces From Afar Virtually.
Crown Prince Napoleon somehow escaped Wolfengrad attended Funeral with Hemlock Virtually attending. Crown Prince would then flee to Werewolf Islands saying he made.... a Grave Mistake.
RP: Flower sent
The Dominion Candain Government sends their condolences to the southern nation. They will also send a glass crystal rose to be present at the State Funeral.
RP:Supply Lines and Movements
Any Sprite troops in other nations other then those helping support the Conglagateia government will be pulled back to Dominion territory. Stockpiling shall also take place again with fears of another military expedition may take place soon with rumors of troubles taking hold in the Ether holdings.
RP: sending Condolence
The Independent Croatian Government have sent the country's Flower Iris croatica to show their Condolence for empress Mira
(OORP: I know Alingarch is no more, I just wanted to wrap up this storyline given its relevance. And yes, they gave me permission to post this)
With the Mother Rosette bound for the ocean floor, the Kuni would simply leave the remaining Alingarchi to their fates, unable to afford the time to either pick them off or rescue them. Instead, they turned and left, chugging ahead to rendezvous with the second fleet.
Proud as they were, the Kuni had seen the writing on the wall; they knew it was only a matter of time before Alingarchi reinforcements arrived and finished what the aircraft could not. Though Kuni ships may be waiting in the wings, there was no doubt in their minds that their fate would be the same as the others. They'd be bombed to oblivion. So, they retreated.
Hours later, they reached the other fleet, reuniting with the subs that had previously peeled off. Information was exchanged, a badly damaged submarine scuttled, and they returned to Antekuna, anticipating the enemy every step of the way.
But the enemy never came.
Though they had no way of knowing, a great calamity had struck Alingarch. Across the vast and lifeless Akatama, in the far west of the great Akjanan continent, their neighbor had suffered a collapse as cataclysmic as it was sudden. In the chaos, through unknown means, Alingarchi forces en route to deal with the Kuni vanished. Their way to Antekuna lay clear, and some time later, they would reach home shores.
The Battle of Splinters was an engagement anticipated but unexpected. Two fleets, from two states; the Kuni Federation and Hwokān, had set out across the Akschoss Ocean with a mission in mind; to reinstate the Loyalist government as the sole rulers of Antenesia. In doing so, they would restore the islands to their rightful place as part of the nation and order of Antekuna. The reasoning for this was simple; the Kuni had never recognized the secession as legitimate, and the increasingly radical actions of the tiny republic threatened to unravel Kuni isolation and throw the future of Antekuna in jeopardy.
Suspecting, but not knowing, Antenesia would seek foreign military backing, the fleet of the Kuni Federation, which would have arrived in Antenesia days before the Hwokāni, hung back, letting their bitter rivals take the lead. Sure enough, the odd gambit played off when the Hwokāni came into contact with the Alingarchi, after which they were promptly massacred.
Understanding the sinking of the Federati fleet - numerically superior to their own - would leave Kuni shores undefended against Odrelan invasion, the Hwokāni made a remarkably out of character decision. Instead of letting their enemy cripple their own fleet, which would have evened the field navally in the ongoing Kuni Wars, they informed the Federati of their impending doom. Though no one knew it yet, this move of idealistic comradery would have profound and sweeping consequences.
For the time being though, the scourged Hwokāni subs and their Federati escort headed home. As they did, a dreadful thought plagued them. As unsightly as their fate upon their return was, Antekuna's may be darker. Proved to Antekuna - perhaps even Kalrania - was an inescapable fact; everything in Antekuna was now obsolete. The weapons, arms, tech, tactics, everything, it was done. Old, defunct, to be tossed aside. For the first time in their existence, a Kuni had branded into them the meaning of airpower, and without it, Antekuna would crumble at the faintest tap from the Odrelans.
But maybe not the subs.
As notable as the resounding failure of the ironclads was the astounding success of the submarines. Save some sinking to the mines, they had performed admirably in the battle, even sinking the Mother Rosette. From this point on, two principles would dominate Kuni military doctrine - aircraft and subs. Their offense, their defense, their grandest strategy and most laser-focused tactics, all of it would consider these lessens impaled into them by this oh-so-traumatic Battle of Splinters.
So, the Kuni lick their wounds, and again vanish from the Kalranian stage.
...If only for a moment.
As they closed the gap and entered the cove, the Archians would hear the loud blare, from what sounded like a combination of a loud, strange, distorted horn. Aboard the carrier, a man would climb, waving a large red pennant at the incoming strangers.
The horn and pennant would fall into sink, with the man making a shoving motion towards the Archians as the horn let out a pointed blare. This would rhythmically continue. It seemed as if they were trying to signal something to the trespassers.
As they did this, a single dinghy would glide out from behind the carrier, an unmanned turret and a communications rig hooked up to it. Coming to a stop somewhere between the foreignors and themselves, the captain would pick up a wired communicator. No sooner would the Archians receive a signal, broadcast in heavily broken Kalran.
"Stohp, stohp tere. You ahr in Koonee waters, ahnt you terespahs. Stat yoor pohrpes."
It seems he wants to know their intentions, but it's very hard to tell given his accent.
Things would be far less of a headache for the aircraft. With the Kuni visibly lacking any anti-air defenses, they made no effort of doing anything to stop the planes.
In their search, they would find what looked to be a standard military/naval base. Troop barracks, a strange, large warehouse like structure, but nothing odd. The base was surrounded by a desert and xeric shrubland of increasing altitude, and long roads to seemingly nowhere could be seen to the east and west.
As for the cargo freighter, they would see a stream of unloading taking place, as primitive trucks and motor vehicles (1910s-20s era) would ferry away the goods to the previously scouted warehouse. Given the canvas covering of the backs, they could not see precisely what was being carted off.
RP: Forced Hands
Not long after the defeat of the Kuni fleet by the now collapsed Alingarch, news began to trickle into the Antenesian islands. As it did, the Loyalist atolls were forced to reckon with a new reality. In islands whose history was defined by their powerlessness to resist the mainland in conflict, the Kuni now held no power. Should they desire, the Antenesian government in Lahonas could easily call upon their allies and manpower and bring the rural atolls to their knees.
Worse, the Republic knew this all too well, and they pressed it, mounting pressure for the Loyalists to honor the Treaty of the Houses and hold referendums on joining the Republican government. Reluctantly, and after some dialogue, the Loyalist government agreed to this. A vote, atoll by atoll, was set up regarding the future of the cause; would they remain loyal to powers which can no longer protect or assist them, or would they join the enemy that split the nation?
In the end, many chose the latter. Of the almost two dozen atolls, all but 5 voted with varying majorities to join the Republic, including all the most populous ones.
The newly-integrated atolls shall have temporary representatives appointed to the legislature, before holding elections after their populations are tallied in the next census.
The coming years will test the merits of peaceful reintegration, but the results are already being shown. As Luita'ani's second term comes to a close, the event has both cemented her administration's enduring legacy and provided a much needed feather in her cap after a gruelling four years of stagnancy bred by cabinet infighting and persistent gridlock.
Though five atolls remain under Loyalist control, their fight is largely over. Those islands which hold steadfast to the Kuni are miniscule and autarchic, numbering no more than two or three thousand put together. And should public sentiment change, there is not a thing they could do to oppose integration into the bolstered Republic.
The Antenesian Civil War, for all intents and purposes, is over.
RP: Welcome to the Republic
Shortly after reports of diplomats and explorers from Saint Shokai arriving in Windardia, multiple government workers have shown at the border to greet them.
"Salutations, my foreign friends!" One says, waving at them. As he approaches, he introduces himself. "I am Finn Halbar, and I'm here to show you around our wonderful country and show you the finest of Windardian hospitality. As a token of friendship, President Gilligan has given us some goodie bags to give you." He motions to the baskets his fellow envoys are holding. He continues to speak as the envoys offer the baskets. "We'll have a fun time here, I promise you. We can take a stroll though the capitol, or we can go camping in the great Windardian Forest. Or, more importantly, if you wished to meet with the President, I'm sure we could get something arranged." He pauses for a moment before looking at the baskets the envoys have just handed out. "Oh, is anyone here allergic to peanuts or something similar? I've heard it's a common allergy among humans."
RP: Archron Gazes at Icewindia
With Hemlock returning to Roma, Roma would promptly slug Hemlock in the face. He would give a statement to Hemlock, while he was down.
“I sent those men to protect you. You see why I sent them?! Do you see why I wanted you here?!”
Roma would help Hemlock up and instruct him to not leave again. Willing to forgive him, this time
RP: Monitoring the Nationalists
With News of conflict occurring between Nationalists in Kynthes, Archron has alerted the rest of the NL of the golden opportunity. Archron would begin to monitor the situation from afar
Natalia plans to attend the funeral of the late Empress. knowing Emily since she was a little girl, the queen hopes she plans to continue the relationship that Natalia and Mira had established years ago as slowly warming allies, perhaps even be willing to meet and discuss future plans when she had finished mourning - whenever that may be.
The Silver Throne offers to contribute a large sum toward funeral costs as a condolence and Natalia offers to bring Rose along to the funeral if she would like.
RP: Sibir.exe Looks to Archron.
Counter-Artillery launches back at Imperial Artillery to Protect Wolfengrad and Facility 1 and Many Dharkolfians Refuse to Evacuate there Homes or Abandon Dharkolfia. It is noted that Unarmed Dharkolfians were being left alive but any Icewindians were being gunned down without Mercy.
Esolda Cannot Contain this she realizes and is tempted to Burn City herself to resolve the issue herself to Prevent another Zekeia. However before she could head off she is ambushed by Synths who are hacked and take her staff by surprise. Aurora is now Quiet with Esolda quiet.
Admiral Catherine Double is asked to Return to deal with Sibir but its revealed she is a Double and Real Catherine is somewhere unknown. Likely to be fired for making this disaster possible.
However Emergency Broadcast activates and is directed towards Archron. Sibir.exe demands Hemlock Chan to Protect Dharkolfia its noted that Sibir.Exe is malfunctioning.
Hemlock contacted Roma stating he should go to Wolfengrad to fix this. How long will Sibir stay Sibir before he malfunctions even more and start to hurt Dharkolfians.
RP: Archron seeks to intervene in Icewindia
Roma, Refusing to let Hemlock go alone, has decided to go with Hemlock himself. He has laid the decision for Hemlock to make. To either accept Romas aid, or not go at all.
RP: Rose speaks with Lyca
Rose, would agree to attend the Funeral in Kiamai with Natalia. However, she attends to more important matters
Along with Natalia, Rose would speak with Lyca at her temple. The ground would agree to have Rose be the bearer of 4 children. Rose, Eternally grateful, would spread her Roses around the inside of Lycas temple as a farewell gift, as the two returned back to Etrius
((Wolf gave me permission to include Lycas agreement))
RP: Romas Splendor
Roma would bring along his Gladius and standard armor. Believing he wouldn’t need a automatic weapon to complete the job against “Zekeian Knockoffs”
[quote=saint_shokai;42336797]RP: An Agreement That's Agreed Upon
After a short conversation between the higher ups, the party agrees upon the agreement.
The government of Saint Shokai also wishes for the improvement of the border region by allowing for the development of small cities in the region
RP : Borders are open
Top local border officials have opened border crossings to neighboring Saint Shokai . The development of border regions on both sides can begin. "This agreement is the foundation of good neighborly relations and the foundation of some other agreements. We hope that in the future we will have a lot of joint projects of mutual interest." said the president of the Srednjaci Calonia region Mr. Ivan Jaković.
Can i claim an area on the RP map?
RP : Delegation arrived
The plane with the delegation and members of the government of DR Srednjaci landed at the "King Anton Plinski" airport, after which they were escorted to the government and parliament building. The reception at the highest state level was done protocolically and cordially. Difficult and strenuous negotiations will begin after the working lunch.
Hello, welcome to THTHI!
(Also, for future reference, please put "OORP" (short for "out of roleplay") before any non-rp messages, and "RP" before any RP post you write. It may seem odd, but it makes things easier to keep track of)
RP: Summit with Srednjaci
After learning diplomats in Srednjaci are waiting for a meeting, President Gilligan plans for a meeting between the leaders of Windardia and Srednjaci. "It'll be wonderful to meet with the people in Srednjaci. Any time they wish to meet, I shall make time for them" President Gilligan said.
RP: The League Grows for like the fifteenth time
The Imperial Ministry of State has recently announced the acceptance of Liranaholm into the Nationalist League with the Blayredeshian Imperial Ministry of Trade encouraging other Nationalist League nations to open up trade relations with the Lirana if they haven't done so already.
RP (Secret except to Woleve Atraland and Artaecus)
The International Security Division agents are quite pleased at first to see how many locals are willing to help and spread right wing and nationalist ideals to the East Kowenian population, with a few small right wing groups already being established before the Atralandians came in. Although the agents note that the right wing groups’ strong anti-Incheon City and also anti-Nakatoro (a Kowenian coastal city that is seen as a semiautonomous region of Schwypia) sentiments. One agent in a report back to the International Security Division described fueling the right wing movement in East Kowen as “opening up Pandora’s box” if not done carefully and how encouraging the movement can see East Kowen develop a hostility towards Nakatoro and increased aggression towards Incheon City.
As East Kowen continues to gradually develop economically, the country has had a severe energy deficiency to fuel it’s growing economy. Normally the communist regime would have built numerous coal plants (since coal is a very abundant resource of the Kowenian States) to make up for the deficiency, although various political parties of East Kowen have been pushing for the expansion of nuclear power across the country pointing towards the success that is the Taedong Nuclear Power Plant, which is the largest nuclear plant not only in East Kowen, but throughout all of Kowen. The East Kowenian government though has hesitated in making a decision, a representative of the government commented on the cost of building numerous nuclear plants and the concerns of safety and it being a potential target for terrorists. “We are right now appealing the Artaecusian government for their opinion on the matter and if they will support such a move.” Said the representative in a press conference on the issue.
As the nation marks her tenth birthday, so too do the tides mark a shift.
Indeed, the past years have been remarkable ones. A tiny cluster of islands, inhabited by a people numbering in the tens of thousands, had thrown off the shackles of an apathetic and increasingly hostile civilization. Venturing without outside guidance into the Kalranian world, they underwent a metamorphosis. A Constitution was established, with a republican government. A census was held, elections too. They opened their shores to foreign investment and development, gained and lost their greatest ally and benefactor in Alingarch, acquired numerous friends, stood shoulder to shoulder with the titans of the world in Tau Volantis and marched as their equals under the League of Nations in Blayredeshia. For but a moment, they even held a seat on the League's Security Council. And, a few short weeks ago, the politically fractured nation was all but reunified, all without a single drop of Antenesian blood spilt.
Leading the vanguard of the movement which punched so far above their weight were personalities known and unknown. The obvious name is Luita'ani, the now nonagenarian figure who in her remarkable age now leaves Lahonas politics with an equally remarkable legacy. But to leave it at that is to sell things short. It ignores the others who brought to bear their own remarkable talents, abilities, and willpower. The diplomats who broke through culture and language barriers to pave the road ahead. The workers who toiled to better the nation as foreign resources began to trickle in. The many bureaucrats, doctors, and other men and women who began the long adjustment to an alien society with alien structures, at once familiar and so terribly foreign. And of course, the people. The thousands who steered their way through these turbulent times with a steadfast courage and will.
That is not to say all went willingly. The old ways stand strong in Antenesia, and though their banner has withered and frayed with the collapse of the Loyalists and Kuni power projection on the high seas, the Nationalists remain firm in their adherence to the traditions which held Antenesian society together throughout the centuries and millennia. They have been, and will continue to be, a force to be reckoned with in Antenesian society.
But the Nationalists are not the only ones without their leaders. As the Onahōtū administration hands the presidency to the winners of the election, Luita'ani has made clear her retirement from politics will follow. What's more, several of her most influential cabinet ministers - her adopted son Pokalemalu in particular - are expected to withdraw from the political scene.
One, however, will definitely remain.
The 2134 elections are, if nothing else, a battle of vice presidents: Aeto Tōkapa Pinaonao, first vice president and favored Internationalist candidate, and Manukula Ele'ele Hōkūpana, second vice president and torchbearer of the Nationalist movement.
Pinaonao, a man whose temperament is as humble as his perceived energy level, stands as an uncontroversial pick who is set to largely continue along the path set by the Internationalists. Though his health is reportedly declining, he nevertheless has made his desire clear to run. Notably, he has not committed to a second term, remarking "that's something to be decided when the time comes." He has also stressed the need to put politics out of mind, doing what is necessary for the nation instead of treating the presidency as a resume-builder for the next election.
His argument plays well into his rhetoric, as his opponent Hōkūpana has been widely accused of just that. The man has gained an infamy over the past four years over his purportedly incessant stonewalling of Luita'ani's agenda, and opposition to many trusted cabinet ministers. Indeed, the numbers would seem to back his dissenters up; while no one left the administration in the first term, two of the five counsels have resigned during the second. Even the Counsel of Diplomacy, Pokalemalu, known for his ability to build bridges in Antenesian politics, has reportedly had great difficulty working with him, and many suspect it to be the reason behind his imminent departure.
Saying Hōkūpana is widely hated would be objectively true, but one man's trash is another's treasure. The man enjoys great support among many of the Nationalists and rural members of society for his continued promises to distance Antenesia from the Odrelans and safeguard her against exploitation. In this, his obstinance as vice president has perhaps rewarded him, with many pointing to his record as a sign of a man who is not afraid to do what is necessary for the good of Antenesia.
But in the end, cooler heads would prevail. Despite stronger than expected support for Hōkūpana, Aeto Tōkapa Pinaonao has won the election with a steady majority, with 57% against Pinaonao's 43%. While still being a multi-digit margin, the election has again demonstrated the ever-increasing polarization of Antenesia's politics, as the Nationalists continue to narrow the gap between themselves and their Internationalist competitors.
However, the legislature has seen an interesting development. With the assemblies bolstered by the admittance of many formerly Loyalist atolls into the Republic, a new faction has emerged. Comprised largely of the new atolls, the self-described "Traditionalists" have gained several seats, even breaking the Internationalist majority in the Regional Assembly. This new group has made the preservation of traditional Antenesian culture their cause, causing notable overlap with the Nationalist base.
However, the group is far from cohesive. While there is broad agreement in not losing their identity in the face of foreign presence and a unifying desire to preserve tradition and a distrust of said foreigners, the faction is otherwise a coalition of divergent interests and opinions. Among the old and landed, some still call for isolationism and renewed contact with the Kuni. Yet a group of moderates consider this delusional, and in awareness of the current geopolitical realities have branded themselves as a reasonable alternative to the nationalists. This "White Wing", standing against the "Black Wing" of the more extreme pro-Kuni members, focus more on the devolution of power to local authorities and the raising of tariffs and restrictions on foreign products to protect Antenesian markets, shunning broader foreign policy altogether.
While the Black Wing Traditionalists will likely align themselves with the Nationalists, the White Wing remains an open question. While their ideals for protection align with the nationalists, they also have shown opposition to returning to the Kuni, believing that foreign investment, albeit in restricted breadth and scope, is essential for prosperity. In this position, they will likely find themselves the tiebreaker of many a dispute.
Antenesia's first decade may forever be the cast in which new generations are molded, but that cast is still very much malleable. And as the old faces go, new ones shall rise to take their place, and guide Antenesia along their own course.