Tubbius the Flabby is enjoying an afternoon soak in His hot tub, wiggling His pointy ears and eating tasty cookies and doughnuts.
Guys I expect A LOT of entries for this LazART contest and I think everyone should select their very best screenshot, but only one. This will keep the competition fair and interesting.
I will, however, allow you to re-evaluate your choice and exchange your submission, should you change your mind later, until the contest ends.
We have not yet decided on an end date, but the end of the year would be fitting, wouldn't it?
"Blau 3 to Blau 1, we have the Custadian carrier group in sight". Quarturio Annika Wolfes looked through her R44 fighter's thick cockpit canopy. It was a clear day and from her vantage point 20 km above the sea, she could see for hundreds of kilometers. Below her, tiny specks of grey on the azure blue sea were actually huge warships from Custadia. Unilaterally launched by that nation to block the shortest way across the sea between The Federal Republic of Cossack Peoples and The Lost Colony of New Vedan, the fleet stayed well clear of the rival coastal nations surrounding it.
Annika's Blau squadron did the same. They were here to monitor and observe, not to fight. In fact, her fighter had lost considerable payload when the techs removed several missiles and replaced them with advanced reconnaissance equipment that was normally used in the R21 Spatz reconnaissance plane.
The Spatz however was a slow, subsonic aircraft with considerable but still limited range. In contrast, the R44 was a fusion-powered aerospace fighter, capable of reaching escape velocity under its own power and with an almost unlimited range. This made the R44 the Imperium's natural choice for a mission so far away from its home territory or even any of their foreign bases.
The sensor package carried by the heavily modified R44 did not pick up any signs of conflict, such as infrared signatures of missiles or explosions.
"Long may this peace last", Anniks thought to herself. At this point she was more afraid of being shot down by the neutral navy below her than by any of the would be combatants, although the Imperium did submit their transponder codes to the Custadians to prevent just that...
It's all in the Dispatch:
As Vice Director of Internal Management, I'd like to invite you to participate in this year's last LazART contest.
To clarify this: Fire up any videogame you like, find the perfect motive or moment and press that screenshot button!
Since taking screenshots requires just the use of a single key in most cases, we ask you to step up your effort be really picky about what you screenshot. It should either look really awesome or depict a funny scene. Please refrain from depicting pornographic or (very) gory scenes.
This screenshot of a beautiful sunset from our LazWorld Minecraft server should be easily surpassed in awesomeness by your contributions...
Cookie Clicker by Fluffiness (Editors Note: Obviously a reference to the cookie-cravings of Tubbius...)
The Nexus at Coldarra by Perchan (taken in World Of Warcraft
Doggy Temple by The Illusian Empire
Payday 2 by Metal cybersnake
No Man's Sky by Roboponainia
Fallout's "The Unstoppables!" are Fighting the Good Fight in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - Shen's Last Gift D.L.C. missio by Lugmeltistan
City of Heroes, starring Tubbius of Treadwellia
Greedfall by Hraban
Minecraft by Mzeusia
League of Legends by Your Imaginary Friend
Screenshots go to me via Telegram or Discord please :)
Hey I'm AbsoluteZer0 on discord so please accept my friend request so I can send you my entry that I have decided on
Of course I was in a hurry and that part was so poorly phrased that it should be taken out and gunned to put it out of its misery.
What I was trying to convene it apart from the difficulties of RP with two nearly identical planet side by side (not to mention the orbital mechanics), the difficulty of having two sets of maps of quite similar planets to consider. Suffice to say that the question will double the effort needed from our cartographer Your Imaginary Friend to keep it updated.
Hence my idea of a single planetary map with the main nations. One Region = One Earth-like planet.
Plus if necessary some vaguely described exo planetary colonies as being discussed the different proposal for the Lazarus Star System.
I hope that this clarifies the question.
Did Onofria get taken over during the colony period? :o And hov did the government change betveen the Free Ztate and Republic?
Ahh, join our regional Dizcord if you uze the app much! ^-^ Here'z an invite link: https://discordapp.com/invite/e3m4fdM
Yes we were colonized by the Eirenean Empire . But after the summer rising of 1901 the colony was giving Free State status. They had their own government but it had to take orders from the Eirenean Government. During the 1970s the Free Onofrian Army (FOA) launched a war that would later be known as the Onofrian revolution (1978-1979) and afterwards the Eirenean government gave Onofria their independence in 1980. Then the new nation was rocked by a civil war but now it is a regional power.
Annika is suddenly contacted via radio from New Vedanian mission control.
"Undidetified craft, you have been detected in a area deemed sensitive to the New Vedanian government. Please identify yourself with your
Reason for being in the south sea airspace:
Please comply with these demands in a timely manner, if you do not comply we will have to assume you are hostile to the state of New Vedan and take appropriate action. Thank you and have a nice day."
Well, as we here in Cianlandia understand it, there's a war a brewing in Lazarus. Since we dont know enough to choose sides, we'd just like to toss our names out as some of Lazarus' premier arms manufacturers and salesman. Remember: If you want death, buy Cianlandian.
*parliament officials shoo corporate spokespeople away from the Regional messaging system.*
A somewhat garbled basic radio transmission from the FRCP is broadcasted over the strait, apparently located in a barracks or military encampment judging by the ambience and occasional jeering.
"Aircraft, return to your airspace, can't you see we're trying to send smoke signals to the Vedanese? It'd be awful if they do not receive our insults--err, love, for they're of vital importance to our..." Something is heard to break in the background, and a wave of cheerul roars congratulates whoever caused whatever to break. "cause! Yes, cause. So, move out of the way so those Vedanians can see our very lovely and highly g-rated comments."
"Don't answer that, Annika" Annika Wolfes heard her squadron leader say over Blau squad's internal comm channel. Then he switched to an open channel and broadcasted a message for everyone to hear:
"New Vedan control, this is Tribun-Commander Tiberius Kampmann, squadron leader of the aircraft you just contacted. We are part of the 969th Blue Squadron of the Imperiale Raumwaffe of The Imperium of Leonism. We are flying over international waters, at high altitude and on a peaceful mission. You have no authority over this airspace and should refrain from threatening aircraft passing through it. Otherwise you will be in violation of international law and face severe repercussions."
Tribun-Commander Kampmann continued. "As for you in the FRCP, we are glad to tell you that with us flying at over twenty thousand meters above the sea, we are very unlikely to disturb any smoke signals you might want to send to New Vedan. We will not interfere with you, merely passing through the strait between the two of your countries..."
New Vedan and Loftegen 2