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    Welcome to THE SANDS Hotel and Casino



    We welcome you to enjoy a drink, take in a show at the Copa Room and try your luck in the casino. Every week, a new poll will be offered featuring Slots, Roulette, Hold 'Em, or one of many more fun games.

    The Sands Hotel and Casino is the seventh to open on the Las Vegas Strip, operating from 1952 to 1996.
    It is the center of entertainment and "cool" on the Strip, hosting many famous entertainers of the day, most notably the Rat Pack.


    Our role-play theme is Las Vegas, circa the mid-1960s. When posting on our message board, please be polite and respectful.



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Embassies: The East Pacific, The Peaceful Coffee Shop In Chicago, The Great Universe, The Free Nations Region, Regionless, Nevada, The NewsStand, The Bar on the corner of every region, Where the Wild Things Are, Cotton Club, Coral Palace Resort, The Embassy, New Atlantis, Jazz Incorporated, Capricornarius, Algrenery, and 109 others.International Debating Area, Order of the Southern North, Homelands, Galactic Federation of Nations, Mar A Lago Club, Pacific Alliance, Organization of United Sovereign States, The United Islands of the Atlantic, Yuno, Dauiland, Hollow Point, POLATION, The Viking Lands, The Dank Meme Alliance, The Commonwealth of Royals, Association of the Countries of the Free, Gypsy Lands, The League of Socialist States, Worldly Debate Region, Research And Development, Order of Catholic regions, Bus Stop, Villa, United Nations of Earthlings, Agora, Land of Turtles, 1966, Coristno, The LCRUA, The airport, Avadam Inn, Elparia, Solid Kingdom, Rogue CONclave, Canterbury, The Illuminati, Cabbage People, Christmas, Jade Order, The Glorious Nations of Iwaku, International sovereignty pact, The New Mappers Union, Staten Island, The Dumpster Behind the Coffee Shop, Yarnia, The Western Isles, Ebenezer, Padradis, Lasaga, Vanet, Union Hispanica, The Fallout Wasteland, Shrayan Bose, The United Empires of Carson, Coin Collecting Club, United Free Nations, La Rioja, The Region of Kazoku, Nova Norrlandia, The World of Nirn, Novo Brasil, Couch Fort, India, SECFanatics, Golden Dragons, Westphalia, NHS, Aemedia, Andromeda Galaxy Coalition, The Lush Plains Of Krush, Munting Ilog, Marist Federated States, United Order of Pigeonstotzka, Serendipity, The Planet X, The Mank Deem Alliance, Lardyland, Who would win, Japan, The Diplomatic Committee Of Nations, Phoenix Light, The Sasquatch Republic, Agheasma, A1 Storage, Norrland, Salutations, The Larry Pact, Arconian Empire, Alliance of freedom, The Tripartite Alliance, Cyland, The Dawn of Unity, The Hertisian Archipelago, The United States of Independence Hill, Independent Powers of the New Earth, The Memepublics, The Bates Motel, The Srivijayan Consortium, Alpium, land of the redpandas, The United Federations of Free Countries, MentosLand, NationStatesHolics Anonymous, Union of Mixed Beliefs, Union of the Seekers, The Flying Fishes Bait Shop, Surrey Archipelago, Zero Zero Zero Zero, and Lands End.

The embassy with Lands End is being withdrawn. Closure expected .

Construction of embassies with The Empire of Exus has commenced. Completion expected .

Tags: Casual, Featured, Game Player, Medium, and Role Player.

The Sands contains 15 nations, the 864th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Income Equality in The Sands

World Census boffins calculated the difference in incomes between the richest and poorest citizens, where a score of 50 would mean that poor incomes are 50% of rich incomes.

As a region, The Sands is ranked 9,549th in the world for Most Income Equality.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Disputed Territories of Embassy Requirement PuppetPsychotic Dictatorship“You must be this tall to ride this ride”
2.The Disputed Territories of The Communist BlockheadCorrupt Dictatorship“Wii liek taiking ur moneez”
3.The Meticulously Crafted Sound of Juan Garcia EsquivelDemocratic Socialists“Exploring New Sounds in Hi-Fi/Stereo”
4.The Community of The Henderson Supremicy LandsDemocratic Socialists“With Great Power comes Great Responsibility”
5.The Nomadic Peoples of Zombie MinionFather Knows Best State“Grrr Rawr”
6.The Nomadic Peoples of Night ClerkInoffensive Centrist Democracy“I don't know anything, I just work here”
7.The Colony of SaitoraLeft-Leaning College State“Land of Faith”
8.The Commonwealth of HergradeNew York Times Democracy“If we are all idiots; If we are all geniuses...?”
9.The Commonwealth of DhelerumFather Knows Best State“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”
10.The Holy Empire of Las Vegas CasinoCivil Rights Lovefest“You Hit The Jackpot”
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The Croupier of The Sands Casino wrote:The shooter throws two dice. Don't Pass bets win on a 2 or 3. Pass bets win on a 7 or 11. Don't Pass bets break-even on a 12. Any other number gets called the point, and the shooter keeps rolling. If a 7 is rolled before the next point, Don't Pass bets win. If the point is rolled before the next 7, Pass bets win. Field bets pay out if they match the point on the first throw. Stake is 10 chips. Do you bet:

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Las Vegas Casino wrote:Sticks and stones may break my bones but my boss won't.

BTW I've been here longer then Pit Boss.

Las Vegas Casino wrote:Sticks and stones may break my bones but my boss won't.

Rolls out from under the table, having managed to free himself from his Dracula cloak

Your suit looks like you just crawled out of a sandy grave and then hitchhiked thirty miles in the back of a chicken truck.

Who's your tailor?

"It's amazing. Two singers record the same song, yet when it's over they sound so completely different."

Andy Williams & Aretha Franklin - Gentle on My Mind (1969)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqJA3f-mPuw

"It's knowin' that your door is always open
And your path is free to walk
That makes me tend to leave my sleepin' bag
Rolled up and stashed behind your couch
And it's knowin' I'm not shackled
By forgotten words and bonds
And the ink stains that have dried upon some line
That keeps you in the back roads
By the rivers of my memory
That keeps you ever gentle on my mind

It's not clingin' to the rocks and ivy
Planted on their columns now that bind me
Or something that somebody said because
They thought we fit together walkin'
It's just knowing that the world
Will not be cursing or forgiving
When I walk along some railroad track and find
That you're movin' on the back roads
By the rivers of my memory
And for hours you're just gentle on my mind

Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines
And the junkyards and the highways come between us
And some other woman's cryin' to her mother
'cause she turned and I was gone
I still might run in silence
Tears of joy might stain my face
And the summer sun might burn me till I'm blind
But not to where I cannot see
You walkin' on the back roads
By the rivers flowin' gentle on my mind

I dip my cup of soup back from a gurglin' cracklin' cauldron
In some train yard
My beard a rustlin' coal pile
And a dirty hat pulled low across my face
Through cupped hands 'round a tin can
I pretend to hold you to my breast and find
That you're waitin' from the back roads
By the rivers of my memory
Ever smilin', ever gentle on my mind"

Lands outside the casino. Pulls self together and decides to go visit the lounge.

Zombie Minion wrote:Lands outside the casino. Pulls self together and decides to go visit the lounge.

Greets them at the entrance with a drink

A zombie, naturally.

"The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums. It first appeared in late 1934, invented by Donn Beach of Hollywood's Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was popularized soon afterwards at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Legend has it that Donn Beach originally concocted the Zombie to help a hung-over customer get through a business meeting. The customer returned several days later to complain that he had been turned into a zombie for his entire trip. Its smooth, fruity taste works to conceal its extremely high alcoholic content. Don the Beachcomber restaurants limit their customers to two Zombies apiece.

According to the original recipe, the Zombie cocktail included three different kinds of rum, lime juice, falernum, Angostura bitters, Pernod, grenadine, and "Don's Mix", a combination of cinnamon syrup and grapefruit juice.

Beach was very cautious with the recipes of his original cocktails. His instructions for his bartenders contained coded references to ingredients, the contents of which were only known to him. Beach's original recipes for the Zombie and other Tiki drinks have been published in Sippin' Safari by Jeff "Beachbum" Berry. Berry researched the origins of many Tiki cocktails, interviewing bartenders from Don the Beachcomber's and other original Tiki places and digging up other original sources. Mostly notably, Sippin' Safari details Beach's development of the Zombie with three different recipes dating from 1934 to 1956.

Due to the popularity of the cocktail during the Tiki craze and the fact that Beach both kept his recipe secret and occasionally altered it, today there are many variations of the Zombie made at many restaurants and bars, some showing few similarities to the original cocktail."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_(cocktail)

Cocktail Waitress wrote:Greets them at the entrance with a drink

A zombie, naturally.

Bows in appreciation for the drink.

Zombie Minion wrote:Bows in appreciation for the drink.

Have you tried your luck at the Craps table?

She points further into the crowd milling around the gaming floor

Straight through to the back. And just give me a holler when you want a fresh drink, 'kay hon?

Hello to our favorite bunch of gamblers! We're announcing the sixth issue of the Elparia Herald - the summer edition!
War, sports, raiding, and worldbuilding - we’ve got it all!

Roleplay News


New Russian ships off the coast of Treka
The United Soviet Union of Communism (USUC), is a worldwide alliance of all communist nations in Elparia headed by its founder New Russia the 3, and May has seen the pact has add a fifth member to its ranks - New Trimainia. Immediately after this declaration, Imperialist Treka condemned the annexation as a threat to world peace and national sovereignty, cut diplomatic ties with New Russia and threw out their ambassador. Vaillantb also condemned the communists and began engaging in military exercises in collaboration with other allies. In response, New Russia the 3 invaded Trekan waters and imposed a blockade on a quarter of the ports in the Sea of Kings, Treka’s largest area of maritime trade. This was backed up with large naval patrol groups stationed in the Gallican Ocean under the flag of The New Soviet Supremacy.
“We can handle this diplomatically, or we will force you out of our waters”, demanded Imperialist Treka in response to the naval incursion. Alarmed at the naval exercises of the communists less than a continent away, the normally peaceful nation of The Cavian State declared full support for the Trekans, citing “inexcusable actions” of the USUC. What followed was an interesting set of propaganda and flexing of military might done by each side. Nations of the communist alliance declared that a “ready and full” mobilization of all forces had been reached, three grandiose military parades and exhibitions were held in the span of under a month, and new military technologies were reportedly being deployed. Vaillantb continued its rapid military development, showcasing stealth fighters and demonstrating its missile technologies, while Imperialist Treka took a gamble with the Sea of Kings blockade - using its air force to fly within a mile of the New Russian ships and break the sound barrier, causing disturbances for crew and a quarter-hour long shutdown of communications on some smaller ships.
After constantly one upping each other to the brink of war, the first E1 summit in Greyhawk, Alltoria was due; a gathering of all the world’s leaders to decide on the New Trimainian conflict and the Sea of Kings blockade, attended by Tsakistan, Corusconia, Vaillantb, New Ireland the 5th, New Russia the 3, Imperialist Treka, Arirean, Ubizieten, and Alltoria. During the conference, Vaillantb agreed to further military cooperation with Corusconia, who publicly intended to neutralize the situation, however could not be heard over some of the delegate’s constant threats, stubbornness, and bragging about their military prowesses. Arerian intended to force the delegates to reach a resolution by creating an international team of peacekeepers, however this proposal was rejected and the Arerian representative left in disgust. Shortly afterwards the attendees from the USUC left without a word.
The meeting was a mess - worse still is that none of the civilian issues had been addressed, including Vaillantb commercial flight 3-UI which was gunned down on its way to Holocron of Revan while passing over the blockade of the Sea of Kings, killing 200 travelers. An attempt at peace was made by The Cavian State and Imperialist Treka to cease aggressive actions and return the ambassador to the embassy, however these possibilities were drowned by the sinking of Trekan cruise liner Kitty Liner by USUC ships, killing 3000 passengers and crew aboard.
In response to the sinking of the Kitty Liner, Fahrani President Mohammed Sabbagh demanded, “... the immediate lifting of the blockade, the payment of seventy million in indemnities to the families of those murdered … [and] upwards of two billion in indemnities to Crown Petroleum Corp. for revenues lost”. Nations of the USUC alliance declined to respond, but the blockade was lifted later on.
But after a brief period of peace, the USUC are gearing up for war with Treka and its allies after demanding Chuukango’s assimilation into the United Soviet Union of Communism. Although it is too early in the conflict to say for sure, it appears that all the individual blockades and skirmishes over the last few months are leading up to a final showdown over Chuukango that will decide the fate of Elparia.

For years the nation of Vaillantb was considered isolationist, backwater, and quite simply unimportant. But the nation made worldwide headlines in May when it declared the end of its “Golden Isolation” policy, which for ten years had barred international trade, relations, and communication with the outside world. As the policy took its toll on the development of the nation’s economy and technology, it was clear to Vaillantb’s President Eric W. Kaplan that change was required to repair the nation’s stagnating progress, as he stated how it was ”vital for Vaillantb's interests to open up again its contacts with the neighboring nations”, the nation couldn’t “build skyscrapers without building foundations, and strong relations with our neighbors are the necessary foundations our prosperity needs".
Congress and a large voting majority supported the changes as a new liberal government was ushered in- with the effects of the change soon becoming obvious. The autophage-rocket shook the aeronautics world soon after its announcement by Vaillantbian scientists. The military received large upgrades by the way of improved armor and a new stealth fighter model. Vaillantb’s shift to nuclear power was met with advancements in cheaper fuel and safer methods of storing waste.
In response to growing tensions between New Russia and Treka, Vaillantb beefed up its military further, unveiling new technologies including a modernised machine-gun and improved long-range intercontinental missile.
However, questions have been raised as to the government’s attitude toward the improvement of more internal affairs. The infrastructure sector has gone relatively unchanged, as well as educational reforms and transportation improvements that the administration has promised citizens. Trade has also reached a low point, with any large scale trade besides that of interest to the military practically non-existent.
The Congress has also been relatively uninvolved in the legislative process. As President Kaplan unveils more and more advancements without much Congressional input, many representatives have become frustrated, as Mercanti Party politicians were quick to point out. “Every decision the [President] had made thus far is completely his own, he hasn't consulted us on anything. It's unheard of".


King Roger I rocket launchpad
Exploring the heavens has always been a dream among all peoples, and at the cusp of summer, that passion for adventure has been blossoming into its full force and color. It all began with The Cavian State launching their very first module for a space station, the CSS-1, aboard the King Roger I Rocket from the foothills of the CASP launch center. Development of the first long-term space station and production of the first module had cost in excess of 2 billion Porciis over the course of seven years prior to launch. The Cavian Aerospace Program hopes that the station will be a, “great chance to show Cavian craftsmanship”, highlighting “the immense scientific value it brings”. Experiments will include testing the capabilities of new combined guinea pig / human life support systems to enable CASP to more easily engage with the space programs of the rest of the world, although more experiments are expected to be officially published within the coming months of the spacecraft’s 15 year mission.
The astronauts manning the station will consist of 5 Cavians, including veteran mission captain Roy Charleton, and 3 Volitopians with 2 seats still open. The inclusion of so many non-Cavians to the space station is not only a matter of shared skills, but also training and long term collaboration. The Cavians hope that by training Volitopian astronauts to maintain all aspects of a space station, they will be able to kickstart massive space station programs of their own and share in the bounty of scientific research.
Observing a rising interest in space exploration, Imperialist Trekan Chancellor Camden Hanscombe pushed for an increase in funding for the Imperial Trekan Space Fleet shortly after the launch of the CSS-1. Although Treka is a nation heavily reliant on its military, the Chancellor hopes to tone such militarism down for the scientific exploration of the final frontier, along with calls to create an international space station between all spacefaring nations. However with armies massing around Chuukango and the nation itself at stake, such aspirations are to be put on hold until the military crisis abates.
The nation of Vaillantb, in its tiger approach to development seen since the end of their Golden Isolation, launched its first rocket in early June with the collaboration of their Corusconian allies. The Yurta rocket performed successfully in ferrying its satellite to the orbiting altitude, however a failure in what is believed to be the final stage of the rocket saw the SVL-1 satellite jettison at the wrong time, losing orbit and rendering it useless. The Vaillantb Space Department still terms this mission a “partial success”, as the rocket successfully escaped the atmosphere.
The VbSD is also considering implementing an “autophage” rocket that would consume parts of itself for supplementary fuel and thus require less resources to produce. Because of clear dangers to human crew, the design will only be considered for sending Vaillantb’s planned constellation of satellites. Preliminary tests have already proved its stability in flight and adequate capabilities in-flight, and its overall design efficiency is surprising.
This is just the start for space exploration, as new horizons are uncovered, and the glory of the universe is uncovered bit by bit. Cavians, Volitopians, Vaillantbains, Corusconians, and Trekans continue to move to greater heights, as the heavens are explored, trekked through, and observed, all in the name of science.

The LinkEISO Summer Olympics officially concluded this June as the nearly month-long celebration of sports and the region of Elparia in general came to an end. Starting Monday, May 14th, events as varied as 100-meter sprint to equestrian events to three-kilo swimming encaptured crowds on sofas and in town-square watching parties alike.
The final standings saw Fahran, who bagged copious amounts of medals in women’s events, top the tables with 38 total medals, four more than second place, with 14 gold medals to boot. Trailing close behind- Imperialist Treka with 34m (officially referred to as Treka-Conland in the standings), grabbing medals across the board, mostly under team sports. New Russia the 3 earned 33 medals and Arirean, with 32, earned itself 16 gold medals, the most of any nation at the games. To round off the top five would be Corusconia with 30 total medals.
In sixth would be giants The Cavian State, earning medals in varied events, with 24 total. Rophilus, with a peak position of second on the third day, slumped to seventh with 23. Volitopia with 18 medals finished in ninth, with Holocron of Revan taking tenth with 15 medals. In 13th and 16th place finished Too too and Lowersia respectively. Giants Chuukango underperformed despite fielding a powerhouse delegation, settling in 22nd earning just three medals. With a single medal in the cabinet- New Trimainia, a bronze in Athletics.
With the EISO done and dry, focus shifts back to another premiere sporting event- the LinkElparian Club Football League. Play will resume hopefully this August. As Oscar Palace top the standings, with a surprise Volgaskaya FC in second, Arirean giants Paisley follow behind in third place in a heated race for playoff spots.

Gameplay News

Over three months ago, Elparian polls closed around the region to signal the official ratification of the new Elparian Constitution. With a backbone piece of legislation off the region’s to-do list, focus shifted to Elparian elections for government.
The first place up for grabs was the coveted seat of Prime Minister. Rophilus announced his intention to run first, with United Amerikana, the now-exiled Tsakistan, and Creda also announcing their candidacy. Only Rophilus and a newcomer to the race, Imperialist Treka, seemed to commit to the idea of running, both publishing their platforms. While Rophilus promised for judges to be elected, rather than appointed, expanding the Poll Officer’s duties, as well as extend Elparia’s NationStates outreach by opening new embassies, Treka promised to ally with larger regions like Lily for regional protection, creating a regional army for Raiding and Defending (R/D), as well as forming a Minister of Roleplay to oversee regional roleplaying and prevent godmodding. Rophilus had served as judge in Elparia, while Imperialist Treka could cite his vast political experience in his previous region, Rossferry. Treka was criticised by many due to an alleged long-standing personality prone to flaming, many Elparian citizens favored his proposed reforms.
On Election Day, Treka ascended to the Prime Minister position, implementing his promised policies straight away. Three judiciaries were appointed- Chuukango as Head Judiciary, Volitopia, and runner-up Rophilus. Chuukango later resigned, with Volitopia taking his spot as Head Judiciary and The Cavian State taking the vacant seat.
Weeks into the new government, Cabinet members got down to serious work. Fahran, as new Minister of Defence, raided region after region without fail in cooperation with new allies in Lily. Holocron of Revan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, successfully completed an initial renovation of the embassy system, as well as revisiting all current embassies to check if their respective regions met embassy requirements. Alltoria as Minister of Polls continued to entertain the region with public polling. The region seemed to enter a golden age of productivity and activity.
Key legislation including the Elparian Background Check, Citizenship process and Penal Code, all under the name of the Elparian Security Initiative, were brought into place after intense work from the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. Official referendums gave citizens the right to form political organizations, and Rophilus, as Judge, pushed for one of his main election promises, namely the election of judges, which passed.
After a month of work, Alltoria stepped down from Poll Minister duties due to real-life obligations. The nation of Neo-Georgiria was welcomed as a replacement.
Two months into an eventful government cycle, a voting fraud charge was raised. The Cavian State officially found Romani loquimini ad plagam as a puppet who had voted in a recent legislative tiebreaker. This puppet was tracked back to a nation who had joined Elparia through a recent merger with the United Soviet Union of Communism (USUC), The New Soviet Supremacy. Prime Minister Treka took the case to court, where he was indicted on counts of voter fraud and flaming. As per the Penal Codes, the Judiciary handed NSS a six-day ban, as well as permanently ejecting his puppet and nullifying the tiebreaker.
The tiebreaker was to decide legislation allowing government officers to take leaves of absences in the summer months due to real-life summer break obligations. After the first poll resulted in a tie, with the subsequent tiebreaker nullified due to the voting fraud scandal, large government names including Imperialist Treka and Fahran opposed the legislation, as it could seriously negatively impact the region’s activity and government work. The legislation in the following tiebreaker was soundly defeated 6 votes to 2.
Most recently, Imperialist Treka attempted to induce a referendum repealing the Judge Election legislation, citing the lack of power the Prime Minister now held. This was firmly opposed by all three judges. Treka responded by asserting that the opinions given were invalid, as judges could only reject such proposals due to conflicts with the Constitution and Penal Code. Eventually, the legislation was dropped, and both sides made amends from the flaming that has taken place prior.
The current government has undoubtedly changed the face of Elparia and its legislature, bringing about appearance and legislation becoming of a large and powerful region.


Flag of Elparia
Before May 23rd, the Elparian military functionally did not exist. Elparia was a member of Lily and there were people recruited as privates in the army, but no raids had been done, not even basic practices. That changed when in late April, the raiders of YEET CLAN raided fellow Lily member Association of the Countries of the Free (ASCOF). Lily defenders soon restored it, but the brief occupation gave Minister of Defense Fahran a chance to make something of her long-inert department. Before major update, she got together Essotori, Holocron of Revan, Volitopia, and Aquias, and successfully took and later refounded Yeet Clan Puppet Region in retaliation. It was a minor victory, but an inspiring one for our armed forces.
After continued offensives on YEET CLAN’s other regional territories, they sat down to diplomatically end hostilities, and Fahran was able to secure a peace. They agreed to no longer raid Elparian allies or Lily signatories, made an attempt to become Lily members (although reports conflict as to the extent of their efforts to do so), and a minor raiding partnership between the two regions opened up for a few raids. However activity in the region has slowed to a halt in recent months, and the overly spammy nature of its residents over discord became a problem no longer worth dealing with, and ties have since slowly withered away.
But the military was far from idle during that time. Just a day after the first raid, another region, Akamatsu, reached out to the military to ask for assistance in raiding one of their rivals, and on May 24th, the Bavarian Empire was captured with the combined forces of Elparia and Akamatsu. It was later removed from existence. May 25th saw the hoisting of the Elparian banner over the region of American West - formerly controlled by fascists, Minister of Defense Fahran envisioned the construction of a region that would celebrate the flora, fauna, and many peoples of the Rocky Mountains and the western seaboard regions of the United States. The project never came to fruition and the region CTE'd, but hopes of rebuilding regions from the ashes would come to define long-term occupations by the Elparian cavaliers.
Four raids and ten days later, after a failed liberation of Lebanon, the Elparian army would occupy the region of Akamatsu, an action which would create a three days diplomatic fallout between the two regions before a trial would be held and a treaty made to resolve the crisis (Read about it here).
On June 21st, after a bit of a lull in military activity after dealing with a rouge raider group, Fahran wanted to make sure the army didn’t lose the discipline they had built up over the past month and decided to take a warzone region, a special game-created region where all bans by the WA Delegate expire after a brief period and there is no regional password - basically playing grounds for endless capture the flag games on NS. She chose the target of Warzone Africa, and the cavaliers successfully took the region.
Expecting this to be no more than a practice raid that would sooner or later be taken by some other raiders, command was surprised to find a genuine, if small community of people who enjoyed staying in the warzone and had called it their home. Fahran decided to open friendly relations with the natives, and an embassy was opened with Elparia, with Hong Kaong, de-facto leader of the region, acting as diplomatic representative. The Minister of Defense agreed to support an elected government of the natives of Warzone Africa and agreed protect its sovereignty as often as they could. “Thanks to our friends at Elparia!”, the envoy and leader of the region proclaimed after Elparia removed another band of raiders from the region on July 21st.
About a week before the most recent liberation of WZ Africa, Elparia’s old friends at ASCOF were re-liberated once again and were henceforth placed under temporary protection by the Elparian military after consent from the population while the native government could take time to rebuild itself from a chaotic summer of foreign invasion.
Elparia’s military has grown not only into a force capable of projecting influence abroad and standing in solidarity with our allies, but also as a vessel to defend the defenseless, and to give a more stable future for communities previously without one.


Flag of Akamatsu
In early June following a series of mostly successful raids, the Elparian military took and held the region of Akamatsu for one day. The Elparian government soon erupted with Akamatsu demanding an explanation and retribution. To this day, a clear motive or purpose for the raid is yet to be established, although the Prime Minister would later claim responsibility during the following rial.
The negotiations were arduous, but on June 9th Minister of Defense Fahran was able to hammer out the Elparia-Akamatsu Treaty of Perpetual Cooperation, which set standards for civility between the regions and outlined a plan for a military partnership. As part of reconciliation, Imperialist Treka agreed to be held on trial by the President of Akamatsu on charges of flame and abuse of powers during the crisis. Then-Head Judiciary Chuukango presided over the case in the Elparian Courthouse. The trial would be over in half an hour, as it was deemed the evidence the Prime Minister presented was too petty for any action to be taken, and the evidence Akamatsu's President presented was severely lacking in volume and context.
A week later and after the replacement of the Head Judiciary with Volitopia, the new Head Judge would ask the President if they wished to reopen the case based on his post-trial complaint that he had no time. The leader of Akamatsu would answer in the affirmative, but would fail to respond after multiple attempts at contact, and the case would be dropped. Less than a month later, Imperialist Treka and Akamatsu had a diplomatic falling-out, and both regions mutually agreed to abandon the treaty and cease contact.
At the backdrop of a diplomatic crisis with Akamatsu, Elparia would manage to bump into the crosshairs of a rogue raiding group by the name of The Communist Potatoes, who spammed the Elparian RMB the same day the Elparian-Akamatsu treaty was ratified, in retaliation for restoring native control to ASCOF some time earlier. With the Akamatsu crisis resolved, the Elparian cavaliers would begin to target Communist Potato controlled regions to expand their policy of liberation and do justice to the attackers.
England, ASCOF, and others would see Communist Potatoes removed from their region one by one, with victory in sight after just a few more raids - but then Tsakistan (aka Vacatio on discord), joined the Communist Potatoes. Vacatio was previously a military commander in the Elparian army, but once he gained his position, he slacked off and failed to command his force on raids, while his own men coordinated better than he did. The Prime Minister demanded his removal from the military, but Fahran chose to give him another chance, which he summarily failed on, and he was banned from the region after joining the Potatoes.
With a former Elparian military member in the raiding group, they acted more boldly, launching two more spam ping attacks on the Elparian discord server over the course of the summer. On June 16th, the order came from on high; “I want you to find every Communist Potatoes region and slaughter it”. And so the military carried out the Prime Minister’s directive. The attacks of the rouge raider group has since died down, with no Elparian-targeted activities for over a month save a discord spamming on the 5th of August, which has since prompted Minister of the Interior New Ducklands to rework and install newer security measures on the regional discord server.
Despite the massive blunder with Akamatsu, this summer has given a baptism of fire to the regional military, showing its capacity to work with the foreign affairs ministry in crisis and remove threats to the region of Elparia.

Creativity

The beginning of summer has seen an explosion of Elparian cinema with the introduction of the delightful work of Addams Nation, who in partnership with Holocron of Revan have created the story of a Revanian exchange student at Cemetery Ridge University who goes through studies, friendship, and drama based off the cast of the real-life play Addams Family. Their work is numerous, and certain to enrapture - it all can be found below from May to July.

In other theatrical news, Antillica, creator of the Princess Antonia play, promised to come back to life sometime during the summer (although it appears they’ve ceased to exist) and begin regular installments of season two, and in the meantime has put out the first season finale of the play.

With some of the freer time brought about by the advent of summer, several nations have taken care to detail unique aspects of their nations. Aquias has developed a few banknotes, a passport, and several credit card formats for his nation. Masimau has begun developing the geographical and administrative divisions of his nation, Imperialist Treka has taken a swing at license plate design, and The Cavian State has made an extensive effort in worldbuilding his nation, from biographies to an anthem to city descriptions. On a region wide scale, the Minister of the Interior recently proposed the setting of the clock back to the 1930’s and to steadily move it forward every week to give time for nations to develop a regional role playing history and encourage nation building. The idea has proved quite popular and is expected to be implemented just around the time a brand new geographic map is released.
The shininess of all the linked creations and plans for historical RP are driving some to interest themselves with the mechanisms of their nations, and will hopefully lead to fresh worldbuilding in the coming weeks.

Humor

A Comprehensive Guide

United Amerikana wrote:How to be Elparians 101: For Dummies

1. Do all that Citizenship nonsense
2. Everything in the poll
3. Laugh at the sitting PM
4. Make edgy memes then steal and repost others
5. Cry a little
6. Cry a lot
7. ???
8. Profit


*Itches*
New Ducklands wrote:People itching themselves are just convinced they’re scratch and sniff.
Change my mind.


Nothing to see here...
Fahran wrote:Oh, fun. A corruption scandal.

I discreetly press my skeletons more deeply into the closet so that they're concealed behind a bathrobe large enough to fit an elephant.


More Joke Proposals
Fahran wrote:And it's happening.
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New Ducklands wrote:Commend Elparia:

Noting that Elparia is the domain of the Yugoslavian Cheesecake Goddess Fehren

Therefore Commending Elparia.

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Shady Middle Man wrote:Rolls out from under the table, having managed to free himself from his Dracula cloak

Your suit looks like you just crawled out of a sandy grave and then hitchhiked thirty miles in the back of a chicken truck.

Who's your tailor?

*Rolls eyes* That's what I had to do.

Read All About It! This Week:

- Raiding Force in the Exus Weekly
- Casual racism revealed in the Alliance News
- The Bar is raised in the Driselbian Post
- Elparia Herald's a new military

It's 🎲🎲 Craps 🎲🎲 at the Sands - Place those bets!
The debate is cooking! Do standard fries have them by the short and curlies?
And they're back with the eternal question: Who would win?

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