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Antarctic Oasis RMB

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Imperial Chiefdom of Krioval (elected )

Founder: The Mysterion Rising of Omigodtheykilledkenny

Last WA Update:

Board Activity History Admin Rank

Highest Economic Output: 419th Highest Crime Rates: 423rd Most Nations: 439th+28
Most Influential: 463rd Fattest Citizens: 472nd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 502nd Most Rebellious Youth: 588th Most Avoided: 648th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 649th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 736th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 751st Most Armed: 826th Largest Populations: 827th Largest Black Market: 899th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,011th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,016th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,021st Largest Mining Sector: 1,096th Nudest: 1,163rd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,249th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,265th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,330th Largest Retail Industry: 1,346th Highest Average Incomes: 1,468th Largest Gambling Industry: 1,621st Most Cultured: 1,726th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,884th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,900th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,040th Smartest Citizens: 2,122nd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,184th
World Factbook Entry

So, you've finally settled your country down in its new home; you've even rounded up some local penguins for your national zoo...and they start randomly exploding on you. You reach out to your neighbors to establish diplomatic ties, but they're too busy pointing missiles at you to be your friends. You hire a stripper to entertain your leader, but she ties him to a chair and starts pressing him for sensitive intel. You come across a band of gnomes, but instead of sneakily trying to change your laws, they shake you down for rent money. If you thought this was a normal peaceful region, you were way off! Welcome to AO™.

Want to find out more? Try spying on our Linkforum!


Embassies: Antarctica, Texas, The Pleiades, Zhaucauozian Friendship, Malibu Islands, Monkey Island, That Place Over There, City Ankh Morpork, Gatesville Inc, Gay, Western Atlantic, International Democratic Union, The Realm of Hibernia, Lavinium, One big Island, NationStates, and 12 others.Osiris, Glass Gallows, Forest, Catholic, New Warsaw Pact, The Security Council, Right to Life, Southern Malibu Islands, Hell, Arctic, The Halls of the WA, and Regionless.

Tags: Anti-World Assembly, Anti-Security Council, Snarky, National Sovereigntist, Featured, General Assembly, World Assembly, Offsite Forums, Free Trade, LGBT, Anti-General Assembly, Multi-Species, and 4 others.Medium, Libertarian, Capitalist, and Role Player.

Regional Power: High

Antarctic Oasis contains 34 nations, the 439th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Primitive in Antarctic Oasis

Nations were ranked by World Census officials based on the number of natural phenomena attributed to the unknowable will of animal-based spirit gods.

As a region, Antarctic Oasis is ranked 20,025th in the world for Most Primitive.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Most Serene Republic of JerrolandCompulsory Consumerist State“Jerro is Straight as an Arrow”
2.The Commonwealth of Angry ArctocephalinaeDemocratic Socialists“The beaches of Lukannon...”
3.The Eternally Blessed Garden of Sapient broccoliCompulsory Consumerist State“We grow again!”
4.The Armed Republic of Orcish MarinesCompulsory Consumerist State“You can't beat no Orc Marines, when we fire our M-16s! ”
5.The Colony of NeuSchwarbearrnlandPsychotic Dictatorship“Ein Folk, Ein Reek, Ein Fuhrriest! Humans Verboten!”
6.The People of AundotutunagirPsychotic Dictatorship“These Are The Days Of Miracle And Wonder”
7.The Secret of ManaFather Knows Best State“We keep our holy relics lying around in lakes.”
8.The Unprincipled Decisions of Principled LunaticsDemocratic Socialists“If you have to ask, you'll never know.”
9.The Confederacy of Xenax ConiaDemocratic Socialists“Strength Through Freedom”
10.The Democratic Republic of SleaziistanCompulsory Consumerist State“We have the best government that money can buy”
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Antarctic Oasis Regional Message Board

Waves back 2 days later.

Halloween comes.do you think there will be a Zombie event? And if so how will you play it?

“Hrarroom!” (= Greetings!”)

There are only six days & three hours left for submission of entries to the IDU’s second International Film Festival (for details, see http://s10.zetaboards.com/IDU/single/?p=10000492&t=9034208), and the ‘Best Non-IDU Film’ category still doesn’t have any entries. You are invited to help “fix” this situation.
(Submitting an entry to this category entitles you to cast a vote for the winners of all the categories…)

Kleinekatzen wrote:Halloween comes.do you think there will be a Zombie event? And if so how will you play it?

I think it will be the same, old thing — which amazes me because you could re-theme it literally by going into the code, changing words and graphics, and bam! Alien Invasion! Mole People! The Real Housewives of NationStates are attacking!

It long lost it's fun though, so I won't even try this year.

Omigodtheykilledkenny and Soz

So...how did it go?

Edit:- Oh just checked. You got over run by Kenny and his friends, what a little Bars ted he was.

Omigodtheykilledkenny and Ngongo

Hello all! Every member of this region is invited to the upcoming Silver Jubilee of our Emperor, Thomas Frame I. I'll be starting an RP thread on the forums soon. TG me if you're interested in attending

Omigodtheykilledkenny and The Palentine

Hail Antarctic Oasis! The next issue of Hell's Bells is hot off the demonic presses!

Issue XXVII: Six Feet for the Devil (Operation Bite-Mark)


Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.

November 13th, 2017
Issue XXVII. LinkSix Feet for the Devil

Index
I. Operation Bite-Mark
II. Spotlight News
-NS World Fair
III. Ask Fredd!
IV. President of Underworld
V. Artwork of the Damned
-Pumped up Stats
VI. New Sheriff In Town

Nuke Day, Operation Bite-Mark, and How the Devil Ate their Brains
Article by, The Stalker

It all began on the eve of the Mad King’s third year anniversary of ruling Hell, August 29th, the mods had decided to celebrate this by marking the date as the start of the annual Nuke Day game.

Once again the The Horsemen of the Apocalypse would ride. Hell, Underworld, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, and all bringers of the apocalypse reunited for round two.

While the first N day had been a mad spree of nonstop attacking everyone resulting in high strike count, but ultimately leading the Horsemen being demolished by everyone in return. Round two allowed for a more planned and calculated approach, making allies and out maneuvering our enemies allowing us to maintain 10th place for the bulk of the event, sitting up there with factions 3 to 10 times our size.

There the Mad King and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse sat, a twisted King Author narrative played out sitting around the round table deciding who next to nuke. Then towards the end of the event Paul Revere burst in the door screaming the nukes are coming!

The United Free Alliance faction based out of the region The Free Nations Region had been watching. The supposedly defender region saw the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the only successful high ranking founderless region based faction and thought here’s a good target to destroy. So they infiltrated Hell’s discord and plotted their strike.

The Mad King pleaded his case, think of the demon babies he screamed as nukes laid waste countless sinful demonic souls. Nuking the dreams of the founderless communities who worked so hard on one of the few events they’re on a fair footing for. Causing the Horsemen to fall from 10th to 12th place, taking almost half our score.

The Mad King knew he couldn’t let this slide. I mean who nukes the King of Hell and gets away with it? So he thought of a plot, and he thought of it fast.

Thus Operation Bite-Mark was born.

A highly trained covert team of Zombie Ninjas began moving nations into The Free Nations Region throughout the following months. Lead by the Mad King The Stalker, the team included; Daisy Johnson, New Paristan, Freddland, Aibohphobia, The Iron Helm, Mrev the Dead Goblin, Donkervader, SherpDaWerp, Vogel Tori, Eothania, -Anton Szandor LaVey-, and Irishplace.

The Stalker and his 12th zombie apostles set forth on their mission to get brain eating revenge against those who had nuked the Horsemen. At the start of the event The Free Nations Region had roughly 330 nations in the region, with approximately 15-20% of those nations moved in by Operation Bite-Mark. The amount of puppets per team member varied greatly, with the Stalker having over 25+, Daisy Johnson had roughly a dozen, and the rest ranging from half a dozen to just one or two.

The attack plan was to hit them hard and hit them fast soon as the event begun, and it went flawlessly. At the start of the event Operation Bite-Mark went to work, targeting large inactive nations to do the most damage and avoid detection from active players. Working thought was they’d start ejecting nations as they caught them hording other nations, but that with enough nations embracing the horde and carefully using just a few puppets at a time throughout the event we could cripple any chance of survival.

However it soon became clear no one with border controls was on for the first few hours of the event. With Zombie hordes so easily researchable, and it taking over an hour to research the cure. Operation Bite-Mark quickly turned into a slaughter. We focused on taking down anyone researching the cure, their leadership, and anyone active. An hour or two in the mission was already a success, but we kept at it devouring and consuming their brains into the night. Most players logging on to find themselves zombified. Revenge never tasted so good.

Meanwhile in Hell, this year was the first year Hell ever survived, coming in 21st place for most survivors and no infect, with 731 billion survivors and no deaths.

Never underestimate the King of Hell, darling.

Spotlight News
Compiled by, The Stalker

NS World Fair VI

This year’s NS World Fair has begun preparations! Scheduled to run from December 15th through December 21st, will be accepting bids for regional host now till November 20th.

Hell will once again be in attendance, to corrupt the masses and further our goals of conquering NationStates through a demonic cult shadow government that runs Gameplay.
LinkLast year’s booth
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(Hell's Bells welcome submissions for future Spotlight News articles, contact The Stalker for details.)

Ask Fredd!
Advice Column by, Freddland

Fredd,
How often do you get comments for Hells Bells?

Dytarma

Dharma,
Almost never (if they know what’s good for them).

Fredd
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Fredd,
How did you start out with this column?

Dytarma

Guarana,
Persistent little bugger, aren’t you? I was tricked into it. I thought I was signing a contract with Stalker for a cool set of Ginsu knives, but I didn’t read the fine print. Turns out I have to write this column for all eternity. And the knives were dull after a week. Rotten bastard.

Fredd
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Have a question for Fredd you'd like to see answered in the next issue of Hell's Bells? Submit here via telegram to Freddland.

The Iron Helm elected Second President of Underworld!
Compiled by, The Stalker

Congratulations to The Iron Helm, former Speaker of Underworld, on being elected the second President of Underworld!

Voting Results
The Iron Helm: 5
Comfortes: 0
Bloodmoses: 1
(Voting open only to WA Underworlders.)

Campaign Speech

My people, sons and daughters of Underworld,

The President is the heart of our land, our traditions are its body, and the people, its blood. I believe that one day we shall rule NS my friends. Our armies shall thunder across the endless lands and it shall tremble beneath them, as in the beginning the very earth shook beneath the wings of our dark master as he fell from the heavens to our realm. He was Underworld, just as I am Underworld and you are Underworld. His face is my face, and your face. His strength, our strength, for his purpose runs through our veins. Our former President Eothania, labored diligently to build Underworld into a monument of greatness that now watches over us. When it was complete, so to was his time to rule complete, yet even as our President departed from the seat of power, I who served him best, stood ready. And a new day dawned for Underworld. In time, each President must heed the call of our great master and depart these lands to serve a greater purpose, for the day his reign comes to an end so continues the eternal vigilance of his successors. The Helm stands now, as it always has, ready to serve and to defend. As speaker of the people, I have watched our realm grow, and I have seen the future of our kind; stand with me now, and I shall be your sword and shield. This I vow to you my friends, while I serve our hallowed land, so shall the long dark of Underworld endure!

Acceptance Speech

My People,
Sons and daughters of the endless darkness, we have seen the ending of another era in our region, the passing of the torch to another generation. It is with great dignity, solemn resolve, and unending gratefulness that by your will, I assume the mantle of leadership. I vow that this day shall begin a new era for Underworld, and together we will rise to greatness unknown in our history. I cannot accomplish this goal alone, it will require you, you the strength in my arm and the holders of my dreams. Together we shall make Underworld great, united, and undivided. Thank you my people, and may the long dark of Underworld Endure!

Artwork of the Damned
"Pumped up Stats - Dasa Rodiland"
Parody of LinkPumped up Kicks by, Dasa Rodiland

All the other nations with the pumped up stats ya better run better run, faster than my gun
All the other nations with the pumped up stats ya better run better run, faster than my armies.

Max Barry works a long day, He’s commin to me, with a big update, I can’t wait for mor stats, they’re gonna happen, sometime in the future

All the other nations with the pumped up stats ya better run better run, faster than my gun
All the other nations with the pumped up stats ya better run better run, faster than my armies.
[x2]

Moderator’s gotta quick hand, he’s loaded with bans, so inevitably hitting all the innocents, gotta watch out, gotta watch out.

All the other nations with the pumped up stats ya better run better run, faster than my gun
All the other nations with the pumped up stats ya better run better run, faster than my armies.
[x3]

*Instrumental*

*whistling*

All the other nations with the pumped up stats ya better run better run, faster than my gun
All the other nations with the pumped up stats ya better run better run, faster than my armies.
*bows*

New Sheriff In Town, Beginning Legacy Of Eothania aka Asmodeus
Article by, Eothania

Where do I begin? Hmmm, let’s start with when I first joined Underworld, well second time. Felt like years ago but really it was about 4 months or so. The first time I joined Underworld was a bit over a year ago but had complications in life so I stopped playing on NS. Anyway, joining Underworld was the best decision I made on NS over my many years of playing. First time I introduced myself on the Discord, I felt like I belonged. Everyone was great, easy to get along with and active. So after introducing myself and getting comfortable with the community as well as talking with Stalker, a big opportunity rose. The first ever presidential elections in Underworld. I thought to myself, it’s a opportunity to really connect with everyone and help make a difference. So I ran as a candidate and soon after was picked to be president of a great region. It was a big responsibility and a lot of work but I managed to get through it. The bonus of it was besides also being WA Delegate, I got to meet more great people in the community. Had a great team to work with during the beginning phase of my presidency. Sadly after a month, my team started to become inactive and I was left with just one official, Iron Helm and Stalker. Despite doing a lot by myself in the sense, it wasn’t bad. I got to understand what it really takes to be a leader and work for a better cause. During my last phase of being president, we got a new Overlord, Daisy. She helped me keep Underworld going in the right path. I couldn’t have done what I did without the great people supporting me in Underworld. So now after serving a little over two months as President and WA Delegate, I agreed to enter the inferno of Hell. It is currently now where I reside and will continue to until the end. Now that I’m in Hell, I shall do what I’ve done in Underworld and keep us going in a positive path for growth.

You can’t wait for opportunity to knock on your door, break down the door and make opportunity work for yourself. Life is full of chances, life is full of pain and even though the struggles may be overwhelming, you learn from it and you become something better for yourself and for others.

- Asmodeus

We hope you've enjoyed our twenty-seventh issue of Hell's Bells. Nations interested in contributing to future issues should contact The Stalker for details.

Important Note: In payment for having enjoyed our Newspaper you are expected to up arrow this factbook. Failing to up arrow this factbook means you are willing choosing to forfeit ownership of your soul to The Stalker for all eternity instead. Thanks for reading.

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NS Forum: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=331170

Hope you guys enjoy!

Omigodtheykilledkenny

Greetings friends, I bring news from the green woodland glades of Forest.

Election and government business
September saw the annual election for Forest Keeper, the head of the regional government. Five candidates ran, and a closely fought campaign began between the incumbent Mount Seymour (better known to many as Somyrion) and newcomer Palos Heights. With a few days left to go, however, Mount Seymour announced their withdrawal due to real life commitments and as a result the election was a landslide victory for Palos Heights, who secured a crushing 85% of the vote - a great achievement for a young nation of just over 1 billion population.

Although new applications were invited Palos Heights has chosen to retain the previous government team with the exception of Culture Minister, which Mount Seymour takes on following Frieden-und Freudenland's decision to retire. The government is:

WA Delegate: Ransium
Culture Minsiter: Mount Seymour
Foreign Affairs Minister: Uan aa Boa
Roleplay Minister: Caracasus
Regional Historian and Recruitment Minister: Mozworld

In a new initiative designed to increase openness and accountability, government discussions are now held in The Government Glade, a Discord channel visible to all Forest residents.

Palos Heights says "For the strongest tree is not measured by the rings around its trunk or the size of its canopy, but the strongest tree is known by all by its roots."

"My premiership in Forest has been one underscored by the community rising to the occasion. Forest had an amazing Z-Day experience and it is thanks to the great people of Forest that we had such a turn-out. Forest is strong not because of any one individual leader, and I am excited to begin cultivating more leaders such as the wonderful individuals Mount Seymour, Mozworld, Errinundera, and Drasnia who lead us through Z-Day.

My time as Forest Keeper will be one of natural growth, strengthening our roots, and spreading the Forest way."

Following the focus on the election and on Z-day, the only major item of business has been a review of embassy policy and consideration of whether to close our embassy with a region that has become inactive. This was robustly debated, after which a regional poll decided against closure by a margin of 30 votes to 16.

The Ambassador Programme has expanded with 9 nations now assisting the Foreign Affairs Minister. Oatland and Antarctica have both agreed to open their embassies to posting by all nations in allied regions.

World Assembly Matters - 2 new commendations
The recent votes to commend Forestarians Zwangzug and Candlewhisper Archive continue a period of ascendancy for Forest in the Security Council, with the region's commendation being followed by these two new resolutions and the passage of three resolutions by our delegate Ransium.

Z-Day 6
Forest was delighted to place third in the event for both total number of survivors and total number of survivors with no infection.

Forest's population hit an all time record of over 500 nations and 3 trillion people in the run-up to Z-day. Following a pre-agreed plan all active nations began researching a cure - this was so effectively implemented that there were only one or two isolated incidences of anyone doing anything else. Coordinated cure missile strikes quickly began and, with the borders closed to newcomers for the time being, the region became infection free 14 hours after the beginning of the event.

Forest then began to admit and cure batches of refugees, advertising this offer on the NS forum. Initially this was quite successful and a number of nations either took refuge in Forest for the remainder of the event or returned to battle the zombies refreshed and replenished. As time went on, however, nations that had embraced the zombies and wanted to infect Forest began to outnumber genuine asylum seekers. These were quickly banjected on every occasion, but we hadn't anticipated the new feature allowing zombie hordes to convert other nations to zombie exporters in a single attack. This caused a brief outbreak of Forest nations going rogue, and as one was sadly offline at the time there was no alternative but to temporarily eject them.

After reviewing this, and being aware that we were being targeted by zombie factions in Lazarus, The Rejected Realms and elsewhere, the decision was taken to leave the borders closed until the threat had passed.

At time of writing our regional population remains up at 340-350 nations with several new active contributors who have joined us because of Z-day.

Future Events at the Culture Ministry
Forest's annual photography competition is coming soon and submissions from our embassy regions would be extremely welcome. Other new events are also in the pipeline, so watch out for new updates, especially as the holiday season approaches...

Read dispatch

Have the most verdant of days!

Ember Sky

Hello friends in Antarctic Oasis,

Forest's third annual Photo Contest is beginning and as has been the case in past years, submissions are open to anyone from our embassy regions. We'd love to see some submissions from y'all! :)

You can find more information here:

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Forest Photo Contest 2017

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Yes, it's that time of year (and a little bit more)! Whether you're still eating leftover turkey or just looking forward to being done with 2017 already, the third annual Forest Photo Contest is back to spice up the last month of the year!

Here's what you need to know:

🌲 This year we have more categories than ever before! Our four categories will be:

  • Trees (this category is permanent each year)

  • Weather

  • Sunrise / Sunset

  • Flowers in the Concrete - Nature in Unexpected Places

🌲 You may submit up to 12 photos total. You may choose how to divide those among the different categories, but please do not submit more than 12.

🌲 Please post your photos in the appropriate thread on our forums, located Linkhere.

🌲 The photos must be taken by you.

🌲 Anyone in Forest or in a region which has an embassy with Forest may submit photographs for the Contest.

🌲 Timing:

  • Submissions will be open from November 26th at 23:59 GMT (7pm EST) to December 23rd at 23:59 GMT.

  • Voting will begin on December 24th at 23:59 GMT and end December 31st at 23:59 GMT, so that we will select the winners in the first minutes of 2018!

🌲 Due to the larger numbers this year and the restraints of forum polls, voting will take place on a Google Form. Needless to say, please no puppeteering!

🌲 The photographers with the top three photographs in each category will have their photos acknowledged on our RMB and in our regional newspaper, the Forest News Leaf. A banner will also be created with a collage of the top photos to applaud the winners, and participants in the competition will be encouraged to add it as their nation's custom banner. Forest's flag will also be changed to the 1st place photos in each category for a week after the Contest.

Now it's time to head out and start photographing!

Good luck to everyone!

A note on the forums: Forest's longtime forum host, InvisionFree, is currently closing and transferring all their forums to Tapatalk. Forest's forum was unfortunately transferred early and so we'll be operating on this platform until we can resolve the problem and hopefully move to Zetaboards or a similar, more familiar and customisable software. Apologies to everyone for any features which may be inaccessible while we're temporarily on Tapatalk.
Read dispatch

Happy photographing!

Ember Sky

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