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Most Nations: 1,043rd Largest Black Market: 2,305th
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Welcome to 𝐒 𝐊 𝐘 𝐑 𝐄 𝐀 𝐂 𝐇!
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A roleplay region set in an age of flying ships that use a powerful element known as Arium to stay aloft, Skyreach combines industrialism with flying battleships and new horizons to weave a story of dramatic air battles, intriguing politics, and constant adventure in a pre-WW1 quasi-Europe.


  • RP Date: 2nd/3 May, 1891, Late Spring

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Tags: Fantasy Tech, Industrial, Medium, Offsite Chat, and Role Player.

Skyreach contains 16 nations, the 1,043rd most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Stationary in Skyreach

Long-term World Census surveillance revealed which nations have been resident in their current region for the longest time.

As a region, Skyreach is ranked 19,269th in the world for Most Stationary.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Greater Gaelicianic Empire of Maiorem Regnum FrancorumCompulsory Consumerist State“Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.”
2.The Kingdom of Middle PredorIron Fist Consumerists“All good comes from above”
3.The Industrial Autocracy of KromkarieCorporate Police State“Ruthless Industrialism is the path forward”
4.The Empire Éternel of VersaleIron Fist Consumerists“Nation by Will”
5.The Empire of Skittles landsLiberal Democratic Socialists“Be skittle know skittles”
6.The Allied States of KadzelAuthoritarian Democracy“Twirling Toward Freedom”
7.The United Socialist States of LaiakiaCorrupt Dictatorship“Workers of the World, Unite!”
8.The Confederate States of Southron ColumbiaCorporate Bordello“Columbian by birth, Southron by the grace of God!”
9.The Anercian Republic of JesrurizInoffensive Centrist Democracy“United in Liberty and Comradery”
10.The Kingdom of DartreyLeft-Leaning College State“Ourselves Alone”
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      フェニックス | PHOENIX

    ____________________________________

      3 March, 1891
      Yokokawa, Ōrora

    | NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, YOKOKAWA | Under orders from the Chief of Aerial Navy General Staff, Grand Admiral Sayuri Aoyama, the Naval Research Laboratory in Yokokawa has begun the process of designing a new warship to supplement the Satsuma-class Semi-Dreadnought Battleships currently in service. In an effort to keep the project secret, the Aerial Navy General Staff ordered watertight secrecy through any means required, including the assassination of those who may leak such information.

    The design parameters called for the following armament;

    • 8 x 304mm (12") guns, specifically the 30.4cm/23 Type 88 guns, in 4 twin turrets, 2 mounted on the dorsal side, and 2 on the ventral side.

    • 12 x 254mm (10") guns in 6 twin turrets

    • 14 x 152mm (6") Casemates

    • 36 x 45mm (1.7") anti aircraft cannons in 12 triple turrets

    As well as for the armor to be at least as thick as the Satsuma-class battleships.

    While this happened, the Maritime Navy demanded its own supplement for the Satsuma, citing an apparent rise in seagoing battleships, despite evidence proving the contrary. The Imperial General Headquarters refused to dedicate resources into maintaining 4 maritime battleships, instead stating that it will only support replacing the Satsuma with new maritime battleships, rather than supplementing them. This has left the Maritime Navy in a precarious situation, not wanting to replace the rather new battleships, but also recognizing the need for battleships that are powerful enough to match their potential foreign counterparts.

      PHOENIX SCHEDULE
    • Day 1: Design Begins.

    • Day 2: Design Stage Finishes.

    • Day 3: Hull KS1 laid down.

    • Day 6: Hull KS1 finished. Guns, Superstructure, Engines, Wings, etc. begin construction.

    • Day 10: Hull KS1 has it's equipment and begins its finishing construction stages.

    • Day 12: Hull KS1 launches.

    • Day 13: Hull KS2 laid down.

    • Day 17: Hull KS2 finished. Guns, Superstructure, Engines, Wings, Etc. begin construction.

    • Day 22: KS2's equipment is finished being installed, final preparations for launch.

    • Day 24: Hull KS2 is launched.

Post self-deleted by Jesruriz.

Dawning Wins Election! ADP Gains Majority Seats!

Valesord Post

Hard fought over months of campaigning, the ballot is in, the vote has been counted and rechecked triple times to ensure election security. The Anercian Democratic Party has won the election and has gained 22 new seats in the Assembly. It is a momentous occasion as the party finally overcame their rivals, the United Anercian Party. Not a surprise as Ashton Mercer, practically the face of the UAP and very popular candidate, did not run for reelection. While purges during his tenure to the UAP-led government significantly weakened conservative appeal to the party. However its not the end of the bad news for the UAP, as losses in both liberal and conservative voter bases has drawn away even more seats away from them. The Anercia First Party has gained 26 new seats from them, by charismatically appealing to the rural Valish voting base in Drome and Vala.

Moreover Dawning and his Party have won in most part due to their populist messaging and appeals to working class voters, while deftly making themselves like the champions of the people through advertising and debates. Their goals they promise, is to extend welfare and break up trusts, pushing social-democratic policies and even Ashtonism at times as their economic and political platform.

The Gears Grind on part 1

National Report
- Critical damage to Banesteppe. The East and West Ports have been destroyed and require urgent repair to resume normal national operations.
- Reason for the Grey Empire retreating from the edge of Banesteppe is unknown.
- The defence of Banesteppe has ended in success.
- The Omnivisor is dead and will require a replacement. Cause of death was from Grey Imperial ship.

Assessment: Rebuild ports and investigate the Grey Empire and its retreat. Omnivisor has already been selected.

5 days since the Grey Empire retreated from Kromkarie, the Board of Supervisors convene for the plan of the Kromkariean future.

"I Supervisor Theodore Dolloway of The Kromkarie Experimental Technologies Institute and acting Omnivisor hereby announce the meeting of 3rd/3 March, 1891 commence."

"Don't get too used too that title Dolloway." says Sebastian the Civil Enforcement Supervisor while sighing. "Lets get to the point of this meeting. The report that we have all been given was released by the Master Schedulers yesterday and it details the current state of the nation. Right now production is down an estimation of 46% seeing the destruction of the outer city."

"Ravenswood Supervisor of Manufacturing, Rutherford Supervisor of Infastructure and I Tudor Supervisor of Districts are currently in the middle of a plan with our Board of Managers for the rebuilding of the nation. We are also seeing another issue with this, many people will starve soon if we don't restore the sky farms quickly. It is recommended that we instate someone to do this or otherwise the very resource of the human may be lost and production will be lowered further."

"Aye this is a serious issue." Says Curnow Supervisor of National Health. "The health of our people must be maintained or we risk this further resource loss. People are the greatest resource in Skyreach, the more we have, the better this foundry is."

"Right, then a position for Agriculture will be opened up and formed. The plan for rebuilding the nations infrastructure and manufacturing capabilities will be looked over in the next meeting and hopefully put into plan."

"Acting Omnivisor sir, we have a telegram from the Master Schedulers about the new Omnivisor." says a messenger while handing over the telegram.

"Thankyou. Now who is the new Omnivisor?" says Dolloway while unwrapping the telegram. "The new Omnivisor is a man named Vincent Hick. The Master schedulers have picked him from a list of 20 people and he has scored the highest in all categories. However, he is also described as... having childish tendencies?"

"Childish? What do you mean by childish?" says Sebastian confused. "Why would the Master Schedulers known for constant efficiency pick someone who is childish."

"Well he'll be arriving soon, so you can ask him yourself when he gets here. According to this he will arrive in exactly 15min."

To be continued...

The Rising Tide of Fur:

Ever since the beginning of time, humans like us have been the dominant species when compared to these savage lower species such as the foxmen from the despicable nation of Aurora-Agaan. With their rising power along with other non-human brutish nations, the Imperial Tsar, himself, announces that all non-humans will be sent to concentration camps unless their race has received pardon from the Tsar or the Minister of the Privy.
In the concentration camps, we will begin to humanize their foriegn and barbaric languages in order to assimilate them to the greater Humanic Race against these disgusting mongrels that live in our great Empire. These peoples will then be forced to renounce their gods and take part in Emperor-Worship in order to make them less resistant. If they have more than one male child, then their first born will be sacrificed to the Holy Ancestor and their other sons will be left in the camps for further indoctrination.
Their youngest female children will be sent to the Military Camps to serve as servants for the generals, captains and other soldiers for their pleasure. They will be expected to comply with whatever their masters want. Their eldest female child will be sacrificed to the Holy Ancestor as well and their other female children will be sold into Slavery if they refuse to comply. The Tsar, personally, will sacrifice the two children on an auspicious date in order to please the Ancestors.
Remaining family members will be forced to give up their houses to soldiers and will be given houses on the island of Zheltor and will be made to work as farmers or as workers for the corporations.

The Tsar Protects

Post self-deleted by Hesperica.

THE PISCATAWAY POST - 10ẜ

20th of April, 1891

INDEPENDENT PROBE CONCLUDES, SPP RETAIN MAJORITY
In a further show of complex governmental politicking, the SPP has retained its majority hold over the State and Union Congresses after the Supreme Court has ruled that the temporary Election Investigation Commission has been dissolved. Republican-Patriotic hardliners have been verbal in the investigation’s end, while moderates have grumbled silently in the benches. The controversial probe has proven pointless, as no wrongdoing had been found on the SPP’s party wit regard to the November 1890 Midterm Elections. SPP proponents have claimed that the investigation was nothing more than a “deliberate act to undermine the democratic process” and by the Conservative coalition no less. While President Zacharias DeWitt has nothing to say of a seemingly dangerous Republican ploy to unseat him from office, he had this to say to a recent press briefing: “I congratulate my fellow Populists in their respective victories, and I have it in good faith that they will carry out their responsibilities as any honest politician.”

“The Republicans have my respect for their vigilance,” he concludes on the matter.

With the SPP secure in their hold for the next two years, despite recent setbacks in their previous tenure and tumultuous first 100 days, President DeWitt promises a continuation of his campaign platform, with a steady departure from global diplomacy and towards more domestic issues, including social welfare, the healthcare system, and education.

On further news…

NOTORIOUS KULT SECT TERRORIZES CIVILIANS, POLICE FILE FOR ARREST OF CHAMPLAIN “GREAT REX” LEADER

WHAT IS THE KULT?

CSS PISCATAWAY, “OLD STONESIDES”, DECOMMISSIONED AFTER DECADES OF SERVICE

STANDARD-TYPES, CSS INDEPENDENCE AND VICTORIA, FINISH AIR TRIALS

ON THE FRONTIER: TIPS ON THE TRAIL FROM FAMED ADVENTURER

THE COAL KING OF KEYSTONE: THE STORY OF AIDAN BAELISH AND HIS STANDARD COAL COMPANY

HITCHITAN MOUNTAINS BLIZZARD AFTERMATH, FARMERS FEAR RUNOFF

PLAGUE INFECTS HUNDREDS IN FIRENZE, NEIGHBORHOODS QUARANTINED

STEAM POWER: THE FUTURE OF ENERGY?

STATEHOOD FOR THE CAPITALS? PISCATAWAY AND PATAWOMECK CITIZENS CALL FOR REFERENDUM

Taking to the skies
The roar of airscrews filled the air as the Princess of Predor and Princess Sophie rose almost lazily into the skies over Esterden, surrounded by flying boats flying the Predorian flag.
A huge crowd cheered the great battleships as they swung about and headed east, followed by a smaller swarm of the cruisers and tiny destroyers forming a grand honour guard for the pride of the Predorian Airfleet.
Below them, ranks of soldiers marched down the main thoroughfare, also headed east, as the crowd cheered and waved flags.
The battleships' great airscrews cut through the festive air of the city as the citizens poured out to watch the great bulk of the Middle Predorian military marching east amid a shower of flowers and bright strips of cloth. After years of grim defence, the Kingdom was finally on the offensive, pushing the Grey Empire forces further and further back into East Predorian territory, and officials proudly declared this new offensive would strike a death blow into the heart of the Grey Empire forces attempting to retake the Kingdom.

Clash of Steel
Cannonfire roared as Fifth through Tenth Divisions of the Royal Middle Predorian Army advanced through the shell-shattered ground towards the low walls of Fort Steinach, one of the Grey Empire's major strongpoints in Eastern Predor.
Middle Predor's invasion of Grey Empire-held Eastern Predor had thus far been progressing well. Their initial spearhead push of 11 divisions had shattered the Greyscale defence around Hoftetzen and Stuhlen, and the Grey Empire was just barely holding a defensive line around the chokepoints of Steinach, Rasburg and Tienheim. Their aeronef pre-battleship fleet over Stuhlen had been obliterated in an engagement with Princess of Predor and Princess Sophie, and now the remaining swarm cruisers and destroyers were desperately attempting to hold off the smaller, but far deadlier, Predorian airfleet over Steinach.
First through Fourth Divisions and 11th Division, the hardest hit by the sudden advance, were currently recuperating in Stuhlen while Fifth through Tenth assaulted the huge fort of Steinach.
The assault begun with a rolling barrage of fire from the battleships' 12inch guns, before a combined push by infantry and aeronefs drove a spearhead assault into the fort's defenders, the continued supporting fire breaching a hole in the fort's walls that the infantry divisions poured through and into the fort.

By the end of the day, they had taken Fort Steinach, and Steinach was fully under Middle Predor control while Grey Empire forces fell further back into the more open plains of East Predor.

Kromkarie wrote:The Gears Grind on part 1

National Report
- Critical damage to Banesteppe. The East and West Ports have been destroyed and require urgent repair to resume normal national operations.
- Reason for the Grey Empire retreating from the edge of Banesteppe is unknown.
- The defence of Banesteppe has ended in success.
- The Omnivisor is dead and will require a replacement. Cause of death was from Grey Imperial ship.

Assessment: Rebuild ports and investigate the Grey Empire and its retreat. Omnivisor has already been selected.

5 days since the Grey Empire retreated from Kromkarie, the Board of Supervisors convene for the plan of the Kromkariean future.

"I Supervisor Theodore Dolloway of The Kromkarie Experimental Technologies Institute and acting Omnivisor hereby announce the meeting of 3rd/3 March, 1891 commence."

"Don't get too used too that title Dolloway." says Sebastian the Civil Enforcement Supervisor while sighing. "Lets get to the point of this meeting. The report that we have all been given was released by the Master Schedulers yesterday and it details the current state of the nation. Right now production is down an estimation of 46% seeing the destruction of the outer city."

"Ravenswood Supervisor of Manufacturing, Rutherford Supervisor of Infastructure and I Tudor Supervisor of Districts are currently in the middle of a plan with our Board of Managers for the rebuilding of the nation. We are also seeing another issue with this, many people will starve soon if we don't restore the sky farms quickly. It is recommended that we instate someone to do this or otherwise the very resource of the human may be lost and production will be lowered further."

"Aye this is a serious issue." Says Curnow Supervisor of National Health. "The health of our people must be maintained or we risk this further resource loss. People are the greatest resource in Skyreach, the more we have, the better this foundry is."

"Right, then a position for Agriculture will be opened up and formed. The plan for rebuilding the nations infrastructure and manufacturing capabilities will be looked over in the next meeting and hopefully put into plan."

"Acting Omnivisor sir, we have a telegram from the Master Schedulers about the new Omnivisor." says a messenger while handing over the telegram.

"Thankyou. Now who is the new Omnivisor?" says Dolloway while unwrapping the telegram. "The new Omnivisor is a man named Vincent Hick. The Master schedulers have picked him from a list of 20 people and he has scored the highest in all categories. However, he is also described as... having childish tendencies?"

"Childish? What do you mean by childish?" says Sebastian confused. "Why would the Master Schedulers known for constant efficiency pick someone who is childish."

"Well he'll be arriving soon, so you can ask him yourself when he gets here. According to this he will arrive in exactly 15min."

To be continued...

The Gears Grind on part 2

The doors to the room swing open and a tall young man with red hair dressed in black walked in with 3 others who were from the Master Schedulers. "I am the new Omnivisor, Vincent Hick." He says while pulling a small model of a battleship from his pocket along with some small model artillery guns and lining them in front of his seat on the table.

One of the Schedulers steps forward, "as he just stated, he is the new Omnivisor of our glorious foundry. From the test result he scored higher than all 20 other applicant in all categories. We must leave you now we are on a tight schedule for this nation does not stay on time by itself, people to process, factories to be run. Good day to you all." The 3 others leave the room.

"Vincent Hick." says Supervisor Theodore Dolloway of the Institute with great passion. "I knew you would make it to Omnivisor, watching you since a child in the institute run around all the dangerous technologies while your parents, our top scientists tried to keep you away from the explosives, ha ha."

"I hope I'm not interrupting anything, but I most likely speak for the rest of the board when I say this is official business and will determine the future of Kromkarie." says Supervisor Evie Ravenswood.

Vincent Hick who had finally finished organising his model army that now stretched to the centre of the table lined with ships, infantry and artillery, finally speaks. "Yes, this is very serious business and must be done accordingly" he says as everyone gazes at the new battlefield that has covered the table. "I have organised a pan for the continuation and rebuilding or Kromkarie. I need the institute to send a team to study the Grey Imperial ships that were shot down in the outskirts of the nation, so we can begin construction of bigger and better versions. The institute will be working very closely with the military for the foreseeable future. For the next few years we will be rebuilding the industry and forming new agriculture." Vincent Hick and the rest of the supervisor would continue on for hours outlining a new plan for the nation.

When the meeting came to an end Vincent Hick stayed back in the room to continue expanding his model army. "Pew pew take that imperial scum." he say while holding a sea battleship and pretending it could fly. "Soon we will be rulers of Skyreach and the forever expansion of the foundry will continue and engulf the world, pew pew, bang."

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