Zart Resigned, Appointed me. Then Zart ran for High Priest and Won. Requiemis returned, was appointed High Oracle. Most recently Illuminatiea appointed Scribe. Focus has been on guild development and defense.
High Priest Zartavaria,
High Oracle Requiemis,
At current, we have an opinion poll going to ask whether a Scribe can hold multiple government roles. If approved, would you agree to the following revision?
Currently the Section in question reads as follows:
§8.3. Scribe Restrictions
No scribe shall hold any other office in Abydos. Scribes shall be regarded as equal to one another, each holding the same rights and responsibilities to propose law and call for votes. The Conclave shall make no law which designates additional responsibilities to the scribes in an imbalanced way, nor create secondary offices for itself.
This is my proposed change:
§8.3. Scribe Restrictions
No Scribe shall simultaneously hold the office of High Oracle, Oracle, High Priest or Grand Luxarch and nations in these offices shall not appoint or select themselves to be Scribes as a means at which to switch positions in government. Scribes shall be regarded as equal to one another, each holding the same rights and responsibilities to propose law, sponsor laws that citizens have drafted, and call for votes. The Conclave shall make no law which designates additional responsibilities to the scribes in an imbalanced way, nor create secondary offices for itself.
The modifications to this section do three things.
1. Clarification of which positions a Scribe should not simultaneously hold, while opening the door for Scribes to simultaneously hold positions largely pertaining to guilds. This also prevents conflicts of interest with legal interpretations.
2.. Prevents a potential circumvention of the Eye in the election-selection-appointment process disallowing the selection or appointment of ones own self.
3. Ends the debate on whether a citizen can write legislation, and introduces the idea that legislation can be drafted by anybody, but must be sponsored and introduced to the Conclave by a Scribe.
I’m a bit busy today. I’ll answer tomorrow
Great, I think that is a reasonable change that both still upholds the integrity of government while also giving Scribes something additional to do if they so desire.
Oof. When you almost finish your factbook explaining your government in a long winded few paragraphs on mobile and then turn your phone off for a while since your factbook will save and you come back to it and everything you had written down is gone and your phone fails to copy the preview and save it.
NS only does that preview-save for like 10 or 15 minutes before it clears.
Oof ok thanks for letting me know.
The latest Force Flyer is out!
Force's Military catching up to speed, Turmoil in the Communications department, Discord rules broken and discussion channel bleached, and this Month's RP - all in this month's edition!
In recent news, the Warzone Federation, a coalition of the Warzones meant to provide a stable government, came under attack from the New Pacific Order and Ballpit and Black Keep Militias. In response, they called upon several forces to defend, including Force’s.
The context? Former Federation Secretary of Moderation and Former Head of Asiastate (WZFs official name for its constituent territories), Ballpit, defected to the NPO, directing them to attack Warzones owned. Black Keep, one of Ballpit’s supporters, lead a successful attack on Warzone Airspace, overthrowing the native delegate who was backed by WZF. The Lazarus Regional Guard, North Pacific Army, and various mercenaries managed to take back the Airstate.
Contacted by Dinoium, Secretary of State of the Warzone Federation, the Force Army joined in to reinforce the delegacy, though NPO had stopped attacking. Eight Force troops participated as pilers in Warzone Airspace, Warzone Sandbox, and Warzone Asia, two of which fell out of WZF hands. Marking perhaps the first major operation by the Force Army, this perhaps foreshadows the potential of our already increasingly active military.
Hey, remember when the Force Flyer was released daily? Neither do I. After a string of Ministers of Communications who’ve done nothing, a longstanding tradition since our first, Caduceo, our most promising released a single newspaper before resigning.
Citing other duties as a cause for inactivity, Spoonifo, also known as Dinoium, resigned and released a public apology for his inability to perform. “Wait, Dinoium?”, I hear you asking, “Former Deputy Minister of Communications in TNP, legislator for TNP and Pacifica, Judge of Pacifica, and Secretary of State for WZF among others?”, to which I answer, yes, that is how severe our MoComms curse is.
After a single article meant to cover two hectic months of activity within Force, two flimsy, rushed, articles and a paper with subpar formatting was released along with Dino’s resignation letter. In lieu of the lack of choices, with Salibaic being in an unfavorable position after his court case with Libertatis Regalis, and other options either already holding positions or not being competent, Caduceo, the disgraced former minister, once again took up the mantle. And the results? You can see for yourself.
Around the second of May, in Force's Discussion channel, one of the most active and most accessible channels in the Discord server, was temporarily turned to read-only between 5:49 to 6:04, as Renegalle deleted 114 messages sent collectively by Caduceo, The Chariot, and Chundukeratopia after breaking rule number six of the server rules, "No lewd media or conversations; jokes and hinting at things is fine, but be sensible" while conversing about centaurs, more specifically centaur intercourse and several other Equidae family members. Hentai, Rule 34, and Splatoon were also involved. While we currently have no access to these deleted messages, quoted below are statements from the people involved excerpted from post-deletion;
"I think this is a good time to re-evaluate the rules put in place on this server." ~ Renegalle
"Can't believe I got muted for splatoon hentai xD, It would just be really squishy" ~ Chundukeratopia
"Going to run for delegate of TNP on the campaign that I got Force's discussion channel closed down for talking about horse sex" ~ The Chariot
• Was first MoComm, disappeared abruptly
• Temporarily shut down a channel in the regional Discord after discussing the logistics of horses" ~ Caduceo
The situation eventually ended in Renegalle revising the rule to a more specific version, and the discussion channel continuing to function for the use of citizens. Clearly a peak of Force's achievements.
Renegalle and Salibaic has invaded Elysium after its non-cooperation. Originally Salibaic was on Elysium's side but due to pressure from Renegalle with threats to destroy Salibaic, they joined forces. This came about from an old rivalry between Elysium and several other people created after the great Elysium War. Elysium, after losing the war, was made into a Republic and paid Renegalle and Salibaic $25 Billion each in reparations.
Communism is on the rise as we can see from the Siberian Union in a matter of days, becoming a Communist Republic. Adlandia was the only communist nation previously who had been known for committing numerous human right abuses.
A major war between Renegalle and Carropia happened after Carropia has been constantly denouncing Renegalle for its interference in international affairs and forced removal of Salibaic land. This went to so far at one point that the UN almost sanctioned Renegalle, while denouncing Renegalle. The war was a victory for Renegalle with them taking $600 Billion in reparations.
Major Terrorist attacks happened across Salibaic with hundreds killed and thousands injured. The Communist Party of Salibaic claimed the attacks as theirs which has lead to a crackdown on communists in Salibaic. A meeting took place between Salibaic and Renegalle regarding the attacks as the attacks also targeted the Renegalle Embassy in Salibaic.
New nations have entered the area of planet Force with nation such as Loomburg gaining support from Salibaic and Siberian Union both with non-aggression pacts. Archonai also have gained support from Siberian Union with land concessions to Archonai.
A new alliance has been made called the Imperial Alliance which is chaired by Salibaic. The Alliance is to protect Empires such as Salibaic. It's hopeful to gain more members in the future.
DECREE: Defense Restructure and Operational Plan (DROP)
Grand Luxarch: Qon
Date: May 31, 2019
This decree is designed to both simplify and overhaul the Defense Guild Decrees established under the Zartavaria Era while keeping the overall spirit of those decrees and expand upon the role and function of each rank. This objective shall be accomplished through a repeal and replace methodology, combining two former decrees into one overarching decree. This decree attempts to standardize and modernize the Defense Guild and keep it consistent with modern NationStates military gameplay.
This decree shall hereby repeal a decree signed by Grand Luxarch Zartavaria on March 3rd, 2019 and known as: Pertaining to the Establishment for Rank and Insignia for Abydos Armed Forces and also repeal a Decree signed by Zartavaria on March 8, 2019, known as Pertaining to Approval of the Structurebof the Defense Guild of Abydos by the Grand Luxarch. Furthermore the directive by former Ma'at Emperor and Grand Marshall The Karen Satrapy known as The Structure of the Defense Guild of Abydos shall be rendered null and void, to be replaced in spirit by DROP.
Affirmation of the Eye of Abydos
In accordance with the Eye of Abydos §4.9. Defense Guild and §6.1. Ma'at Emperor, The hierarchical order of ranks established proceeds in the following order: Grand Luxarch 》Ma'at Emperor 》Chief General. As both the Ma'at Emperor and Chief General have similar job descriptions based on the language of the Eye of Abydos, we shall define new differences between the two ranks for the purpose of an orderly chain of command.
Chain of Command
• Ma'at Emperor shall be charged with overseeing the entire military and intelligence operations of Abydos both domestically and abroad. This shall include the survaillence of nations within Abydos who are seeking or have obtained residency or citizenship who violate the Eye of Abydos, Laws, or harbor hidden intents and loyalties which may be percieved or proven to be counterintuitive to the harmony and operation of Abydos, its government and its people. The Ma'at Emperor shall report directly to the Grand Luxarch for any percieved threat or other inconsistencies. During military operations, the Ma'at Emperor shall serve as a second set of eyes for the Chief General using NationStates generated API, The NationStates Activity Feed, and other legal tools to insure a successful operation abroad. Inconsistencies and other noteworthy foreign phenomena shall be reported directly to the Chief General if a military operation is underway.
•Chief General shall be charged with finding appropriate regions at which to defend, or coordinating efforts with foreign militaries for a joint operation. The Chief General shall be tasked with being active at update and giving live orders to all subordinate ranks to insure regional jump times are simultaneous and efficient. When not working with a foreign military, the Chief General shall additionally be granted the ability to establish an Order of the Day for Abydos Citizens and Defense Guild members to abide by at their choosing if they do not jump at update time. These citizens shall be known as pilers with the purpose of holding a region long term.
•General. A General shall be known as the lead in any military operation and generally should be the fastest moving nation and first into a region after the order has been given by the Chief General to move in. When working with foreign militaries, Generals shall be permitted to follow the orders of the foreign command structure to insure the fastest possible movement of their World Assembly nation. Generals also are expected to train and provide instruction for nations who are new to military operations and assist them, often during or directly after the NationStates update.
•Soldier A Soldier is any member of the Defense Guild who has participated in 10 or more military operations and has jumped at least twice in one update to result in a successful operations. A nation who is unable to jump a minimum of two times in one update, or cannot achieve ten successful military operations shall be known as a Recruit. Soldiers shall be tasked with following the orders given to them by their superior ranks, as well as paying attention consistently to the General or operational lead during operations with foreign militaries.
•Recruit A recruit is any nation who is still learning to jump at update time or has not achieved their quota to be a Soldier. Recruits are expected to follow all instructions by their superiors and seek knowledge and information to become a successful player on NationStates warfare. Recruits should have a minimum capability to be online and active during NationStates update times and show a willingness to learn, follow instruction, and receive helpful criticisms and comments.
•Piler In NationStates warfare, Piler is a term used for nations who act in a supporting role to military operations that extend for longer than 12 hours. These nations may move in before or after an update and endorse the lead, or General to help them hold the region through past the next game update. Any Abydos citizen may serve as a pile for the Abydos Interregional Military (AIM). Citizens who purposefully pile and endorse oppositional leads or assist on foreign militaries not authorized by the chain of command shall see their citizenship removed. Pilers shall be expected to follow the Order of the day as given by the Chief General, or not participate at all.
In keeping with tradition, most of the Insignia as developed by Grand Luxarch Zartavaria shall be maintained, however their rank names shall be adjusted to conform to DROP. The following ranks shall use the former insignias:
- 2nd Lieutenant
-Private 1st Class
AIM Battle Flag
All nations of the Defense Guild shall he required to use a standardized AIM Battle Flag for all military puppets created and used during live jumps. Nations not displaying the AIM Battle Flag during a live operation may be subject to accidental or purposeful ejection from the operation. The purpose of this is to easily identify our troops, minimize confusion, and identify oppositional resistance, if any.
Defense Guild R/D Stance
The Defense Guild of Abydos shall act onlys a Defender for all joint operations abroad. When acting independently, Abydos shall be regarded as an Independent Defender. This shall mean that our primary purpose abroad is to defend a region against militaries seeking to raid the region, take temporary control over a region to repair damage and changes caused by raiders in the past, and work with and coordinate defense operations with other like-minded defender organizations.
As a sovereign and independent region, and in keeping with the Eye of Abydos, we shall recognize the right of all future Grand Luxarchs to redefine the R/D Stance of Abydos as it pertains to the Defense Guild and operations through Decree.
So much has changed since your service here, yet your legacy does live on, as promised as our Second Grand Luxarch of the First Dynasty.
Like an ever evolving species, Abydos has transformed a lot from your time.
Since you left, we organized and created an alliance group called ORB. Ancient Greek Kingdoms became Grand Luxarch, and the region shifted away from roleplay and toward inner politics. We ratified a constitution called the Eye of Abydos, and witnessed a rapid rise in political parties in what he coined as the Golden Age. Things got tense and hyper partisanism lead to his whole party resigning and moving out.
This lead to a vacuum and crisis for a while, but eventually Zartavaria Self-declared as the 4th Grand Luxarch. He held things together just enough to gain a government back, with Eviena as High Priest. When ORB dissolved, Zartavaria went to work remaking the Defense Guild. In May, this month, Zartavaria resigned and named me his successor under the rules so I became the fifth, but with this new nation. Now the Defense Guild is prepping to actually go out and defend with other defenders. The government is a bit empty still, but a recruitment drive is underway. This Abydos remains a single party region.
Welcome back sir, so glad to see you.
Hello citizens of ABYDOS. As of right now, I am the only member of the Conclave. This should change. As part of the Conclave, you would play a part in changing ABYDOS, helping out the people in command and passing or vetoing laws. Your time is now to make a change. I look forward to working with you in the future. Let us know if you are interested.
What I find awkward is why you have a puppet storage region full of pigs. Also, if you list your region as puppet storage, it wont get featured.
Attention These Nations
Almastok, Eleven stranger things, Watchlandia, Unonder, Scriff, United Dovanasorka, Qvynareijke, The great canus empire, Urwar, Therdonia, Novo Radonis, Edenea, Deltetra, Westederbingats, Stingkanding, Jameth doth smell, Bamdadistan, Kiarae, Brandonopoly, Unionized territories, Azthoth, Shayale, Wyrr, Prelava, Booger bristol isalnd, Jah stat sal, Hahaha wen, Kenhokai, Calviere, Central Essa, Rexlanda, Pros awes fark islands, Etazo, Scout, Bain azertanisonounetopia, Iorom, Laitonian, Ochtapas, Itulima, Bixim, The Agorists, Ghost Town, United montana, Chippii, Grand ashtonia, Balkran, BrazC, Corlaehaqahi kranskavyia zhonghai hangeo, Calridia, The nice canadians, Rentchland, Cyrican, East a merica, Gondoria the 21st, Sudbury hill, Rhetso, Jahbekistan, Eviena, Durfbag, Valleyway, Communist gaira, New tememia, Sol filii, The patchvan, Turanya, Khongia, Nanswers, Lanong, Degentus, Braghz, Meningol, Capitasland, Denellin, and finally Thundrin.
Abydos has a huge problem. Over the last couple of weeks our region has been continually asking nations to step up and make our region thrive. Our government members have called for action, asked for volunteers, offered government positions, offered guild positions, and much more. Additionally, we have encouraged more casual gameplay by having weekly topics of conversation suggestions, dozens of polls, members of the week, and so much more. As players ourselves, we have done everything possible to help you, to encourage you to gain citizenship and advance your gameplay. All of our efforts have failed.
Some of you are citizens, some of you residents. Some of you are old, some of you are new. Some are Veterans of the past who have stopped playing, and others have never held any office.
My question to all of you is, What more can I do to convince you to begin actively participating in this region, to step up and be a leader and take on a challenge to make our home, Abydos thrive?
Illuminatiea has offered positions, GFR has offered opportunities, I have offered opportunities, and Zartavaria is sitting there waiting to give out opportunities to help serve our government. What I need from everyone is a renewed spirit of service and dedication to Abydos from everyone. We ALL need to be doing our part to thrive.
One Final Offer
At the top of this region is a list of government positions that all of you should be clamoring to acquire. If you are a citizen, I am offering those positions to you all. Additionally, if you have not, please register to become a citizen of this region. It is a very easy process that is explained on a link at the top of the page. Lastly, let's try to step up our activity on this message board. It is no fun talking to the same 4 people here when there are 85 of us. Say hello. Start a conversation, share what is on your mind, or simply welcome other new nations. There is a lot you can do to improve drastically how you play, your status here, and your skills politically.
Take the first step, your legacy and your residency here is on the line.
let's do this.. : )
1. What is your Nations Name? Bamdadistan
2. What is the current date? 2019-06-02
3. Is your nation in the World Assembly? yes
4. How long have you (the player) played NationStates? since 2019-04-25
5. What other regions have you participated in? none
6. What interests you most: Roleplay, Politics, or Military? some roleplay, mostly internal 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