Empress Emily agrees to the meeting with Prime Minister Jakson
RP: Down the Line | Archron Empire (Secret)
Meeting with his advisors on the matter, Qaltoan King Apurimak IV has approved the construction of an Archian base. Land of fair military quality has been granted to the Archians in the arid Chimú coastlands of the Kuni far west. However, Qaltoa has for the time being requested the Archians restrict their coastal naval activity to well within Qaltoa's borders, citing concerns of inciting altercations with enemy forces should they venture near the more vitriolic Kalqachini coast just to the east.
As for the meeting with Roma, Aprurimak has shown receptiveness, but asks the meeting be held off for a bit longer, citing pressing domestic matters. As it happens, Roma's request comes at a particularly busy time in Qaltoan and Kuni politics alike. Not only is Apurimak slated for a long tour of his kingdom, but, unbeknownst to the Archians, the powers that be on the mainland are again convening for a pan-Kuni summit, one which will decide the outcome of a war that has waged there for the past decade and a half...
RP: An Assault on Archian Music Ideals
While the Archian pop wave takes the mainstream of East Evvia by storm, many of East Evvia's well-established indie artists have been taken aback by what they view as 'a bounding-box on the capabilities of music.'
This is an idea held by Lothaire Langlois, founder and self-purported head of the Éclater movement. The entire goal of this movement, as one would expect, is to produce 'music without boundaries.' East Evven media, and by extension the general populace, have ended up misinterpreting this music as an outright attack on Archian musical ideals. Langlois, already prominent frontman of the band J'accuse, has launched a project by the name of F*CK KING DIES as a sort of 'auditory manifesto to Éclater.' Conservative East Evven news sources have misinterpreted F*CK KING DIES' self-titled album as a threat directed at the Archian government, as well as Satyrn DeVallier.
RP: The Future is now, Kuni! (Secret)
With the approval of the King to place a base within Qaltoa territory, Archron wastes no time. Roma, a little saddened by the delay, would understand and carry on. Commander Helmuth, now General Helmuth, would oversee the construction of the Fire base. Something that would stun the Qaltoans
Over the arid coast, any Qaltoans looking over their waters, would see 3 large sized MTCs and 2 smaller vessels crossing their fair waters. Underneath these MTCs would be large steel blocks, something that also had blue lights on it. As they reached the site, the lead MTC would drop the block. The block would burst into steam and expand out into a flat surface with what appeared to be grooves in the metal for something. A large bang would be heard as a middle section of the base would sink, pushing down into the sands it laid upon. As the second MTC came along, they would now see this MTC hover and place this block perfectly symmetrical. This block would also burst into steam and break into several different pieces along the grooves and form a basic structure and a basic roof with another series of grooves. As the third MTC came along, this Block would be the entire length of the MTC and much larger. It would land on top of the Fire Base structure and lay the block down. This block would hiss into purple steam and break apart like the last. this time, breaking into metal plating. Once the plating was removed and attached to the base, forming the main structure, the block would harbor other items. Such as lights, a assembly line for a garden, which would shift down to the left side and onto the remaining firebase structure, containing its own soil. Finally, the Flag that would drape down before the large door that would lead into the firebase, and by design would have a lowered chamber for storing vehicles. This would all be done in a matter of minutes, giving its name, Firebase
Meanwhile, a little after the base was constructed, the units would arrive. Troop transports carrying 7 men and a Cerberus MBT in one, and 7 men with two regular Warthogs, would arrive onto shore. The casual talking of the Archians would be heard as they transferred supplies that were on top of the Cerberus. Once all the troops left the carrier, the roar of the Cerberus would grow loud as black smoke rolled from the back and the treads moved forward. A pinnacle of Archian engineering and foreign dedication would drive across the sands of the Qaltoan coast to the Firebase. The Firebase would be made of many compartments. A lower section for a vehicle hold, and the remaining upper decks for crew holds. Once the Archians entered the base, it would be a little while before they would exit, and tend to the garden.
RP: Getting sh** done
In reaction to the sudden protests and the cause of them, the Evven Congress quickly moves to pass several acts: one to send temporary 'riot police' to moderate the protests, and another to supply the affected Exbrenian regions with food to offset the Dawnbreakers' gluttony.
In other news, the Evven government petitions for the rest of the LAT to (A) supplement the Evven aid, and (B) help oversee the incoming Exbrenian elections to avoid what they believe will be 'any attempts at fixing the election.'
RP: Election ended, DSP found attempting to fix said election
With the election coming to the close, the predictors only got two out of the three things correct, the Council and HOR have a complete majority rule by Raven, however to pretty much everyone's surprise, the DSP managed to secure the presidency. Quick investigations by both the Evven overseers and Exbrenian ballot counters would confirm that the majority of voters did indeed vote for Winfried, and that the DSP was likely depositing ballots in secrecy to sway the numbers in their favor. This, along with the issue of the dawnbreakers on the mainland still attacking farmers and raiding farms (though food no longer being an issue due to Evven food shipments) would be enough to bring many Exbrenians in the streets in protest towards the DSP, towards the inaction of the government towards them, and in some rarer cases, towards what many call the "inefficient democracy" as a whole. The protests against the democracy all call for Raven to take total control, and to remove the election process to ensure that a strong hand to guide the nation is in power at all time, these protestors are still only a small percent of the protests in Exbrenia. With the DSP's frankly obvious rigging of the election, Winfried was deemed the victor, this does not stop the protests towards the DSP however with many calling for the party to be banned, more investigations into the DSP are occurring under the ECIIA's watchful eye.
RP: The Archians have a laugh
As news reaches the Empire of East Evvian "Threats" to Archron, many laugh it off. The Archian government would play it off and not take it into too much consideration. As bonds between East Evvia and Archron have remained strong. East Evvian influence has grown in Archron, but not too muich with the Machinists and more with the Solists.
RP: Lock Down
With Little stopping Hemlock from Entering New Sedran in Romas mind, Roma would order the 76th Archian Battalion to secure the Castle. They would begin to emplace cameras and a perimeter wall around the castle. All entering and leaving the Castle are required to have Identification with them. Roma has also mobilized the Navy. Deploying 3 Kraken class destroyers to guard and patrol the coast for any one that might try to escape or people trying to enter the country.
RP: Catherine Escape Attempt 1.
Catherine had escaped Castle through an Window using Bed sheets and got to the coast using an Private Speed Boat Hemlock left behined but she did not expect the Destroyers to stop her and she was brought back to the Castle.
She Requests to see Roma.
RP: Varien Versailles Goes Southwest
Varien Versailles, while living in Exbrenia because of LAT free travel regulation, decides one day that he'd like to work abroad.
Signing up for an Exbrenian work visa, he prepares to travel abroad to the Archron Empire... Absolutely nothing of major importance could possibly come from this...
Archron, I permit and cordially invite you to make a post about Varien ending up reading a biography on himself and taking a swift right-turn.
RP: Bolstering up
Roma has agreed to see Catherine, and has ordered more check ins on the Castle. As well as a order to examine the Castle for anymore escape routes and to quickly fix the possibility.
RP: Catherine Escape Attempt 2 and meeting.
It was found by Guards at Night when Catherine went to roof way too often and found an Makeshift Plane built from Table With Wings and Nails from Workshop in castle etc and other Furniture parts. With an Makeshift Engine powered by Vodka. She was stopped before she could take flight to escape.
Catherine sits in Castle waiting for Roma to arrive. She was knitting.....
RP: First Day of Election Week
The Windardian Parliamentary Elections have begun, with 5 parties participating for seats in the 63 seat Parliament. After the 144000 votes casted today were counted, here are the standings. (Keep in mind, 300,000 votes = 1 seat)
1. Human Liberation Front 43,200 votes
2. Windardian Workers Party 36,000 votes
T3. Elvish Nationalist Party 29,160 votes
T3. Party of the Forest 29,160 votes
5. Ganja Elves 6,480 votes
As predicted, the HLF and WWP are currently leading. Statisticians predict the HLF numbers will start to slow after the humans have all voted, and the WWP and possibly the Party of the Forest will overtake them. More data on the elections will be released tomorrow after the second batch of votes have been counted.
RP: Its Retarded!
Near Coast Warlock Kah'rokta inspected 3 New Baby's. One Shardin an Draganoid and 2nd Draganoid that is powerfull but he inspects the 3rd born Draganoid.
Warlock Kah'rokta:"Powerful but Retarded. Leave them it will cover our retreat."
He drops Baby and it slams on ground on its head. Cult picks up Unconscious Catherine to escort her out. Kah'rokta dissapears through shadows.
Meanwhile 2 Baby's scream except for 3rd One who got dropped on its head but is alive.
With Catherine's escape and loss of her Baby's it seems Roma will get to adopt them.
RP: Storming the Castle
Unable to capture Catherine back, The Archians would move on and secure the Castle. However, on a a patrol of the escape area, Roma with his Spartan squad would approach the children. Roma would kneel to the two they were crying and would take both, shushing them and attempting to calm them down. Rika, one of his Centurions, would pick up the third. After seeing it had been dropped, the assessment was it needed immediate care. The group would rush back to the Archian line around the Castle and would deliver them to the field medics
After all was said and done, Roma would take all three to the Royal Hospital near the Volkshalle, to be processed and have them to be cared for temporarily. Happy, anxious, and angry, due to the escape and the third child being harmed, Roma would stand by, day and night with them. This had changed him, significantly.
The Atraland government agrees
RP:Archron begins to research
With Atralands agreement in the project, Archron would begin to research and present its prototypes to the Allied government
RP: The 5 year winter begins
With the five years of summer complete, the winter would begin sooner this year. This time, the Archian people would be unprepared as heavy snowfall would come over night. The Archian military would quickly begin to covert its protocols for winter time, and begin changing camos of armored vehicles an infantry a like.
RP: Converting to the M8 Cerberus, scrapping the Archian made Scorpions and Sabres
Following a heated debate between the military, once again, a decision was made to do a large amount of set back time tot he Archian military. 30,500 Scorpions and Grizzly's alike would begin to hit the Scrap yards and become available for foreign purchase
The Archian military has further halted all production of these tanks and has begun switching the factories to M8 Cerberus production. this would include all variants (MBT, Self Propelled Artillery, Anti Air, missile launcher capabilities). The remaining 30,500 thousand would already be a mix of these tanks. The Sabres would continue to be in service until a confirmed replacement would begin to be produced.
RP || Artaecus: Life Extension Program
- The Artaecusian Government has allocated funding to further improve existing equipment as part of the new Life Extension Program (LEP) which is centered around making all existing equipment in service relevant and maintain their overmatch capabilities. A total of five billion Kalros has been set aside to ensure the program runs smoothly, with contracts already being awarded to companies such as Artae-Tek and ArcJet Systems.
The first upgrade being introduced is for the M8's in active service. The weight of the vehicle has been significantly reduced from 68 tons to 65 tons with the latest metallurgy and weight-saving techniques to existing modules. The Gas Turbine has seen significant improvements to both range and lifespan, allowing the vehicle to loosen the restriction on the engine governer for a top speed of 90km/h. With the introduction of JP-8, the improvements done to the lifespan and fuel efficiency is almost doubled.
All onboard thermal imaging and night-vision systems have been upgraded to their new 4th generation versions. Fire Control Systems have been upgraded with 99% hit probability against stationary targets and 98% against targets on the move. Ammunition datalink has been further improved with the introduction of the newest generation of APFSDS and GLATGM's which are capable of defeating APS.
Armor has been reworked with the introduction of Shtora X Modular Armor Package. Intergration of Malachit Dual-Explosive Reactive Armor has allowed the vehicle to save 1.5 tons in armor, while also increasing its effectiveness to 3000mm of RHA equivalent on the turret which supersedes existing foreign tanks such as the T-72B3 models by 200%. Malachit has also been intregated into the modular side armor blocks in the hull to further increase protection against tandem shaped-charge warheads. Anti-radar coating of the exterior has been improved to reduce the vehicle signature by a further 20%, with further improvements to the magnetic proximity fuze jamming by increasing its effective range from 10m to 20m. This variant of the M8 has been dubbed the M8A4, and will be replacing all active service M8A2's and M8A3's.
The second notable upgrade will be given to the battle-hardened F/A-23. Majority of the upgrades given is classified, but a general outline on the improvements has been given to the press:
The radar-absorbant coating on the exterior, engine, targetting software, radar and subsystems has been improved but the extent is unspecified. These new F/A-23's will be given the Block 10/12 designation and all existing F/A-23's will be upgraded to the new variant.
RP || Archron Empire: Relations With Kiamai
- The Artaecusian Government has stated that certain actions such as military cooperation with Kiamai would indeed hinder relations to a certain degree, but the Artaecusians also stated that they would not attempt to force the Archian Government's hand as they see the Archians as an extension of Artaecus and thus would like to maintain their relationship and be allies for the foreseeable future. They also have stated that several Cerberus' will be delivered to Empress Emily's place of residence as a gift, with happy meals sitting on top of the industrial grade heaters within all the vehicles.
Regarding other matters, the Artaecusian Government has asked on the Archian Government's thoughts on manufacturing more M8 production facilities. They also would like to further strengthen military cooperation through several excercises the Artaecusians have been planning on, with some of them relating to preparing the local forces for a defense against a future Zekeian war should another start.
RP || East Kowen: Funding
- The Artaecusian Government has allocated funds to construct more nuclear power stations to power East Kowen's future. Existing nuclear power plants will be examined and evaluated, those that do not meet the Artaecusian standards will either be upgraded or replaced entirely by a new plant should upgrades not be possible. Personnel will be given Artaecusian training on operations and will only allow those who pass the Artaecusian's training course to operate the future power plants.
While the exact number or percentage of the split is unclear, some plants will be made fully automated by AI. Each plant will also be given military-grade security by PMC companies like AshPro, who are exclusively ran by Ashgard for protection against external threats such as terrorist.
RP: Roma agrees
Not really wanting to see this man, Roma reluctantly agrees. Especially with the plans set forth, Roma is very uncomfortable
RP: Atralandian Involvement
Following the resuming of hostilities, the Solis Imperium has offered to move in and aid the fight against the Totalist regime, offering to send over the 145th and 414th Air Cavalry Corps alongside the 674th Light Combined Arms Infantry Corps. The forces will be supported by the special forces of the Solis Imperium and two air wings.
While most Kowenians are uneasy with the idea of a large foreign military force within their nation, many seem to look the other way regarding Archron Empire sending more units to be garrisoned in North Kowen.
Mainly as a result of the few separatist pro-Incheon City groups that have resorted to violence in order to achieve their means, with terrorist style attacks against the former North Kowenian military dictatorship. The most recent attack happened during the war between Archron and North Kowen, where separatists drove a military supply truck onto an army base posed as them dropping supplies. The two terrorists on board the truck, who were wearing stolen North Kowenian army uniforms, quickly left the area after leaving the truck parked outside of a warehouse nearby two barracks. Roughly 15 minutes later, the truck exploded. The explosion caused a partial collapse of the warehouse, which set off a chain reaction of explosions due to munitions inside, and the destruction of the barracks closest to the truck. 143 North Kowenian military personnel were killed in the attack.
The temporary North Kowenian government (Archians gave power to a special group of North Kowenians to assist the transition from the dictatorship to a democratic system) warns the Archians due to them making their stance clear against the separatists, they are certainly going to resume their activities and that future attacks are imminent.
Many North Kowenians are happy with the decision of the Archian government to expand North Kowen’s infrastructure and the construction of factories, which is seen as North Kowen’s unemployment rate begins to drop.
The education centers are also seen as a big positive, although there is a political debate among the populace regarding education. With North Kowenians not having much money or access to a stable income before, the poverty rate in North Kowen is still pretty high with many North Kowenians not likely going to being able to afford getting a college degree, or even a trade skill through a trade school. This has led some citizens in the country to propose having education up to the college level be free, as the military dictatorship before had done with the healthcare industry in North Kowen.
Others oppose the notion of a free college as the country wouldn’t be able to afford it without either a spike in taxes or inflation, and many point at the current healthcare system’s problems and that the military dictatorship—before Archron invaded—considered privatizing parts of it due to the large cost it had on the government.
RP: The Thunder of Guns
Within the Capitol at Khovostov, there was yet another debate: this time on the military. It was always brought up at some point or another, but the fact was thus: the Tereshkovan military was no world presence. With several hundred men and outdated equipment, the most they could threaten were the sea lions that frequented their coastline. President Śvitsolja saw fit to hold legislation on the topic, but naught but banter ensued...
"Why bother increasing funds to the military? It's not as if we're under threat. No one has batted an eye over Tereshkova's existence for over 50 years, so why worry now?"
"No, no, no, that isn't going far enough! We should abolish the military entirely!"
"Are you mad? A country with no military is as good as an excavator with no drill. While we're at it, let's just put up a sign on our border that says 'please invade me' why don't we?"
"You loose cannons are all too trigger happy to realize the benefit here! A nation with no military is no threat, which means no incentive for other nations to attack us. With no military, we also ensure that it can't be turned on our civilian populace! Once we remove the armed forces, nations will flock to us for economic deals free of threat!"
"I'll have whatever he's on."
"If you don't provoke the wasp, it won't sting you."
"Tell that to my thumb."
President Śvitsolja buried her head in her hands. Every time a meeting like this was held, the same thing happened. Endless ranting and arguments with no real ground gained one way or another. "These people would argue over doughnuts if given the chance," she thought to herself. At last, without opening her eyes, she raised her hand for silence. Though it took a moment, the room quieted down to let her speak, for she had been silent the entire meeting.
"Ladies, gentlemen, ministers, secretaries... peace. We can bicker like schoolchildren for the rest of the livelong day, or we can lower our ire and put our heads together. Each and everyone of you is entitled to your opinion, and is free to share it. However, please, please be civil about it... for a democracy to work, we must cooperate. I'm not saying you have to agree with everything someone you're arguing against is saying, but please do not let it escalate to the point where you are arguing for the sake of arguing."
The room was silent for a moment, before one person spoke: "Sorry, madame President."
"Thank you. Now that we have sorted that out, I believe it is time to adress the task at hand, yes?" The room nodded. "Very good. I shall share my opinion, and we can decide as a group how best to handle the matter. Is everyone in agreement?" Another nod. Splendid. It is my belief that we should increase funding for the military, at least in part. Tereshkova has not been involved in an international conflict in 50 years, and if you recall your history classes, we only emerged victorious because we were on the winning side. Our military is outdated and underfunded. We rely on 700 men and women to defend our borders, with a few dozen old tanks and aircraft. Our navy is the best funded portion of our military, and even in this aspect we only possess four battleships. The world around us is wrapped in a state of chaos and confusion. Our neutral foreign affairs policy will only do us so much good if a nation decides we are their enemy. I advise we overhaul the armed forces. Modern equipment, more advertising for recruitment, and more frequent training operations. In this aspect we can turn to other nations for aid, though we will be partnered only in transaction. Nothing more, nothing less."
The group discussed and debated the idea, and agreed upon the course of action the President supplied, with some modifications. The meeting adjourned, and everyone returned to their duties.
OOC: So, tl;dr is that Tereshkova is seeking to buff its military due to the rather violent state of the world, and needs supplies. Tanks, weapons, equipment, aircraft, boats, military advisors... things of that ilk. Note that Tereshkova, in keeping with its foreign affairs policy, is not looking for an alliance or trade, just transaction.
RP: Cutting ties with Kiamai
With the Artaecusians sending gifts and weighing the options on both sides, Archron cannot lose a great ally such as Artaecus. Archron would deliver a message of Separation to Kiamai. Archron has taken to Artaecusian happy meals and have given them to select Archian garrisons, which has only grown the Archian people to the Artaecusian partnership. The partnership has turned into a friendship, at this point
RP: Beginning the Production of M8s
Kaiser Roma has quickly agreed to the Artaecusian proposal. Archron has begun making use of the un populated land in the north east. Mostly for the coast to ship the M8s and to produce them further inland. Archron has also informed the Artaecusians that they will be adding special "Features" for the Artaecusians and will also be using Archian grade parts. Still coming in line with the Artaecusian designs, but making them "proudly made" by Archian engineering.
Archron has also agreed and has welcomed more Artaecusians on the mainland. Even offering the Artaecusian government for more military base locations.
RP: Fixing the Kowenian Education
To help aid the Kowenian education system, Archron has agreed to a free college system. Archron has begun building more schools throughout the Kowenian land as well as Building more domestic industry. Such as Archinite plants, clothing factories, and other processing plants. Archron has also begun to emplace security on the Kowenian Archinite plants. Archron has also begun to think and plan for a better Kowenian education plan.