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Regarding IW:
Is anyone using the Sten gun - because I wanna make the Austen gun (Mk.I and II) as the sort of:
"Oh hey, we don't need 'gangster guns' - we have good old fashioned semi-auto and bolt action rifles, our light machine guns and ... wait ... what do you mean Athara Magarat has invaded? Fudgsicle sticks. We need guns. All the guns. What? **** made a gun out of a hollow steel tube, a spring and a lump of metal? Great! WE'LL MAKE A MILLION. WITH PISTOL GRIPS 'COS WE HAVE THUMBS AND WRISTS TO CONSIDER."

I'm assuming Segentova Noronica or some other awesome allied power.

Nhoor wrote:Still (or "again"?) Covid-negative. With present numbers I wonder for how long... :/

I'm pretty certain I've had it, but didn't have much of the symptoms. Hard to tell as anti-body tests aren't a thing we have access to at the moment.

Athara Magarat wrote:

Also looking for a few more foreign clubs he most likely played in before moving to osteehaar[/nation]'s Haalban City.

you can use one of my teams if you want

Alteran Republics wrote:I'm pretty certain I've had it, but didn't have much of the symptoms. Hard to tell as anti-body tests aren't a thing we have access to at the moment.

Apparently there is a test in Luxembourg that can determine whether you have had Covid or not, but it's not free so people are reluctant to take it.
I'm not sure if it identifies anti-bodies though as reports indicate that anti-bodies aren't necessarily created by being infected with Covid.

Alteran Republics wrote: snip

WP-43



Type: Sub-machine Gun

Operators:
Domanania
In service: 1943-Present


Designer: Empire Metals (Designed in 1941)


Specifications:
Weight: 2.7 Kg (6 Lbs.)
Length: 686 mm (27.0 in)
Barrel Length: 200 mm (7.8 in)


Cartridge: 9x19
Action: Blowback-operated, open bolt
Rate of Fire: 550 rounds per minute
Effective Range: 200 m
Feed System: 34-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Various Optics


Variants:
WP-45 Police - Semi-auto closed bolt variant for police use
WP-45 Suppressed - Built in suppressor variant


WP-45 Suppressed

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ive got my own that was used at the time. Literally the exact situation you describe. We didn't get to make much use of it due to an on going civil war at the same time, and we just reused magrati equipment we stole.

Alteran Republics wrote:I'm pretty certain I've had it, but didn't have much of the symptoms. Hard to tell as anti-body tests aren't a thing we have access to at the moment.

yeah I'm curious whether I've had it or not but didn't realize. There was the one time I got sick, got tested, and didn't, but there's been no shortage of opportunities for me to have caught it and been asymptomatic

Ostehaar wrote:Do you need something from me to complete that section?

Aye. Maybe some Oster awards he won? His nickname among Oster fans. And other miscellaneous stuff that you deem necessary :)

San Montagna wrote:you can use one of my teams if you want

Sure thing. Gimme a name.

Domanania wrote:
WP-43



Type: Sub-machine Gun

Operators:
Domanania
In service: 1943-Present


Designer: Empire Metals (Designed in 1941)


Specifications:
Weight: 2.7 Kg (6 Lbs.)
Length: 686 mm (27.0 in)
Barrel Length: 200 mm (7.8 in)


Cartridge: 9x19
Action: Blowback-operated, open bolt
Rate of Fire: 550 rounds per minute
Effective Range: 200 m
Feed System: 34-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Various Optics


Variants:
WP-45 Police - Semi-auto closed bolt variant for police use
WP-45 Suppressed - Built in suppressor variant


WP-45 Suppressed

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ive got my own that was used at the time. Literally the exact situation you describe. We didn't get to make much use of it due to an on going civil war at the same time, and we just reused magrati equipment we stole.

Awesome - in that case would you mind use making the Austen (which is a close cousin on the Sterling you use) and go with along with the idea that we happen to have a few of those guns in inventory, we reversed engineered - copied and "improved" some features? It's a similar story for the Sten, which was basically started as a near copy of the MP-28 the British got from Ethiopia in the early 40s.

Alteran Republics wrote:Awesome - in that case would you mind use making the Austen (which is a close cousin on the Sterling you use) and go with along with the idea that we happen to have a few of those guns in inventory, we reversed engineered - copied and "improved" some features? It's a similar story for the Sten, which was basically started as a near copy of the MP-28 the British got from Ethiopia in the early 40s.

Of course! Ill work on that and send it to you when it's finished

Athara Magarat wrote:Sure thing. Gimme a name.

You can use FC Chyobang.

Saniya Jellari (30 October 1743 - 3 January 1778) was a naturalist from Hangate of Sinja, Khas-Kirat Empire. Contemporary scholarship maintains that she was the first female naturalist working in the Khas-Kirat Empire. She was regarded as a respected naturalist by many prominent scientists such as: TBD scientists. Jellari is most famous for The List of Vargas, in which she describes many fauna (even some flora) across the Isles, including ink drawings of over 600 different species.

Early life

Jellari was born in Sinja City as the fifth child of a Newa (a Southern Kirati group) family. She was educated at home and her father, a physician, provided her with naturalist training following the new classification system developed by Carl Linnaeus. The Jellari clan owned a 3,000-acre estate (1,200 ha) surrounded by a forest and this stimulated the naturalist interests of young Saniya Jellari.

Career

Between 1770 and 1773, Jellari (funded by her clan and the Hang of Sinja who was eager to find new islands to claim as his own) became a member of the Sinjali voyage around the Isles on board the ship Rapti. During the voyage, she compiled specimens and information on more than 600 species of animals and plants across the Isles; classifying them according to the system developed by Linnaeus. She developed a technique for making ink impressions of leaves and was also a skilled illustrator doing ink drawings of over 300 different animals. For many drawings she wrote additional zoological details; as well as their role in the local environment and the folklore associated with them. Most of this information came from indigenous people and Jellari could speak (while not fluently) various Ipachi languages.

TBD

The List of Vargas

In 1775, Jellari published her book The List of Vargas. While she included a few plant species, her book was mostly focused on various fauna across the Isles (and particularly those from the then Khas-Kirat Empire in particular).

She was also writing an untitled book focusing on the various flora she had documented during her voyage across the Isles. Unfortunately, it was never completed due to her untimely death in 1778.

TBD

Personal life

Visitors to the Jellari baha noted that she was an excellent cook specializing in traditional Newa and various Ipachi cuisine.

In 1774, after returning from her voyage, Jellari married a major in the Sinjali army. Just two years later, in 1776, she went back to the Jellari baha with her newly-born son and daughter after being subjected to spousal abuse. In 1778, Jellari died after her son had died earlier that year as well. The Jellari clan blamed her early death on spousal abuse and the death of her infant son.

Legacy

People across the Isles were not become aware of Jellari's book until a century later later when Mary Gladys Perkins, President of the Almorean College of Naturalists in 1926, stated that another female naturalist before her had documented many species of the Isles.

The capital of Mesderina was named Jellari's Landing in her honor. The Saniya Jellari Memorial Park was established on 1957 by the government of the Western Magarati Federation.

The official List of Vargas by the governments of both the Western Magarati Federation and the Eastern Kirati Socialist Republic are named after her book and contain many species first described by her.

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More Khas-Kirati dogs whose statues need to be demolished :P

(JK)

Good morning everyone

The reason why almost no Asian country recognizes Taiwan is not because it claims half of Asia as its territory or because we are afraid to Eleven Man (like some nonsense Western journalists claim) but because we all Asian countries want our nation to be the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. At least that is what my politicians say when asked why Nepal no recognize [REDACTED]

/s

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Oh my God...

A Secretary of Information in the Western Isles
Was, as he did most other weeks, rummaging through many fisles
For the weekly report
(That is this thing, in short)
Which he hopes will cause a large quantity of frivolous smisles

12 - 18 October 2020
- 174 Total Nations (-3), 62 delegate endorsements (+/- 0), 22,722 RMB pages (+7)
- 57 Members on the Map (+/- 0)
- The newly arrived: DanCorpia, The Woldlands, Ebyland, BlobfishHQ. Welcome (back)!

This week's dispatches:
- Serpens Land published "www.gov.sp/government/overview"
- Serpens Land published "www.gov.sp/government/house-of-commons"
- Serpens Land published "www.gov.sp/government/house-of-councillors"
- Serpens Land published "Page Not Found"
- Littolyo published "Coup in Dovrone; President Drake Sends in Peacekeepers"
- Littolyo published "The Republic of Littolyo [WIP]"
- Martenyika published "Map of Martenyika"
- Almorea published "ELLSWORTH, Albert (1922 - 2006), 38th President of the Federal Union"
- Kausberg published "Kingdom of Kausberg - Overview"
- The Woldlands published "The Woldlands"
- Almorea published "Almorean football and the AFL National Conferences"
- Almorea published "Legends on Almorean coins"
- Almorea published "WYKEHAM, William (1770 - 1838), 5th President of the Federal Union"
- Biaten published "Information about the main parties"
- East Hoptitz published "Political parties"
- Wachoviaa published "Espere-class Sloop"
- Littolyo published "Littolyen Reporters Killed in Dovrone; Littolyo Moves In"
- Almorea published "CROYDEN, Noel (1781 - 1845), 7th President of the Federal Union"
- Almorea published "FINLAYSON, Euphemia (1892 - 1979), first female senator in Almorean history"
- Athara Magarat published "Anita Cuelthaelis (2000 - present), Tapuan e-girl"
- Athara Magarat published "Milan Main (1988 - present), Western Magarati footballer"
- Athara Magarat published "Pheyamlungba Rajbansi (2000 - present), Argean Ipachi cricketer"
- Athara Magarat published "Saniya Jellari (1743 - 1778), Imperial/Sinjali naturalist"
- Ioudaia published "The Law of Shfōt (WIP)"

115 embassies (+/- 0)
- embassy proposed with Kallipolis



See the Regional Archives for the less recent Weekly Happenings format and days even further in the past.


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Going to try hunting some geocaches today, should be neat. There's plenty in the area

Corindia wrote:Going to try hunting some geocaches today, should be neat. There's plenty in the area

For some reason I never got around to that despite liking to hike. But the same applies to Pacman Go.

Hey all, Scott here

I've got something I want to pick some brains about. Given how overwhelmingly patriarchal societies have been and continue to be, what sort of situations would arise that would create lasting matriarchal ones?

Not to be confused with matrilinear or egalitarian ones, but a society that is legitimately controlled by women for a significant period of time (spanning numerous generations). Off the top of my head I'm not sure how you could make it past the double team of 1. Might Makes Right, and 2. Innate biological tendencies

I'm all depression and no COVID

Shidei wrote:Hey all, Scott here

I've got something I want to pick some brains about. Given how overwhelmingly patriarchal societies have been and continue to be, what sort of situations would arise that would create lasting matriarchal ones?

Not to be confused with matrilinear or egalitarian ones, but a society that is legitimately controlled by women for a significant period of time (spanning numerous generations). Off the top of my head I'm not sure how you could make it past the double team of 1. Might Makes Right, and 2. Innate biological tendencies

I mean perhaps look into RL matriarchal (or matrilineal) cultures? The Garo tribes of Meghalaya in Northeast India and some in South America (can't remember their name right now).

And I am not sure if their culture is matriarchal but all Lobedu rulers of South Africa are the Rain Queens.

Edit: My bad. The Garos are matrilineal (with clan titles from mothers and men moving into their wife's household) not matriarchal (aka "while the property is owned by women and not by men, the men govern the society and domestic affairs and manage the property").

I guess it's better to look into some good novels with matriarchal societies?

One sexist argument used among my people (and not surprisingly in medieval Magarat for the ruling dynasty transferring power from mother to her children) for why fatherless children should take their mother's clan name is that you can always be sure, the child belongs to the mother but never be sure if it is the father's...Yeah...

I am told some Native Americans (the Hopi perhaps) and the Mosuo people of China (these are also not matriarchal societies...sorry) also have this thing where the father visits the mother for one night and leave in the morning. The child's male guardian figure is his/her maternal uncle and the head of the household is the mother or the grandmother. This is called the kin selection theory or something like that.

Often in literature, matriarchal societies tend to have communal nurseries where all the children are raised (this is supposed to remove the role of fathers I think). But the above example of maternal brothers being the male guardian figure, which exists in real life already, is a better example I think.

Getting out might makes right is doable I think? Many cultures looked down upon "might makes right" as a barbarian attitude...so much so that some even sculpted tiny dicks to show their men were "civilized". Maybe have this expanded into the gender culture? Make ancient legends and stories where ancient man/men failed some task (given by gods?) and the ancient woman/women used their un-mighty skills to succeed. Make your people super religious and all the religious leaders, clergy and rulers be women. That way, the people cannot question the class (who all happen to be women) that link the earthly and the divine; nor the rulers (who also happen to be all women) with divine favor. Be super isolationist and point at all the wars around the Isles and make vague comments about how societies led by men "who preferred might" were warmongering as a cautionary tale for your own people?

I think you can have your people have this genetic condition with a 5+ to 1 female to male birth ratio. (There are already certain groups in the Isles where genetic conditions have led to white-haired dark-skinned people; just like Melanesians.) This could explain why and how women hold power in your society?

I am fascinated by tiny theocratic city-states (like the Vatican) and am considering creating an NS country of that profile. I wanted to get the community's thoughts on whether that would be a cool/welcome addition to TWI (maybe one already exists?)

If you guys think it would be cool, let's work on some sort of large religion across the region (like the TWI parallel of catholicism) and discuss where this little country might best be located.

Thanks!

Dormill and Stiura wrote:In any case, may as well add to the formerly infrequent D&D updates Menna used to do by saying I've taken the plunge and began GMing my own 5e campaign.

So far, bar one player that's suffering Main Character Syndrome, the first session went over smoothly. Everybody had fun (even though I spent a bit too much time clearing out the rules and basic world details) but the actual roleplaying went well. The party composition in my mind could be better given I have 2 fighters, 2 rangers, a rouge, a druid, and a bard, but it could be as bad as the campaign I play in with all full casters and one fighter.

The session itself was your typical garb of "We walk into a village that's having some problem with monsters, go kill the monsters" so I didn't have many open opportunities for detailed roleplay but the players proved more competent than I expected, something I hope to capitalize on in my next session. If any of you feel like throwing advice or session ideas my way, feel free to.

Another D&D session down the hatch and the party continues to surprise me with how they do things (and their overall damage output).

After travelling for a while, they find themselves in the port destined to send them to their destination in one of the Empire's oldest colonies, but the ship refuses to leave port. Turns out that a delivery of food has failed to reach the Captain before he could leave, and he refused to go because he already put money down on getting that valuable food. After arguing for a brief moment with the woman who had paid him in the first place to get his food shipment, the party is sent back inland to find a storehouse. While walking, they were jumped by a small gang of Goblins and a Half-Elf which they easily dispatched (with our resident Centaur Fighter showing us exactly why you should fear any creature with the ability to charge). They then prank the old man who owns the storehouse who sends them on their way with the gold he was paid and the food his playboy son was meant to deliver, and they finally set sail.

Of course, this being a world of gods and magic, it doesn't take long before a sea monster shows up just before they reach their destination, leading an attack at a stowaway. After the party rolls stupidly good on initiative, they wipe the floor with the first wave of enemies I threw at them, and then fight off the second wave with relative ease, nearly killing the Kraken Priest I threw at them. So I clearly need to rethink how I handle encounters so they actually face a reasonable threat on their lives in the future. Overall, we had a lot of fun the entire way through with memes and jokes galore but also some worthwhile roleplay being had. The guy that had a main character syndrome problem earlier mellowed out after we discussed things and now I just want to be sure that roleplaying is more "organized" for them in coming sessions, but I think I've a good handle on their behavior so I'm not so concerned.

They also call themselves the "Poggers" now so, well, they're at least having fun with the whole thing

Littolyo wrote:I am fascinated by tiny theocratic city-states (like the Vatican) and am considering creating an NS country of that profile. I wanted to get the community's thoughts on whether that would be a cool/welcome addition to TWI (maybe one already exists?)

If you guys think it would be cool, let's work on some sort of large religion across the region (like the TWI parallel of catholicism) and discuss where this little country might best be located.

Thanks!

San Jimenez already exists here :)

Athara Magarat wrote:San Jimenez already exists here :)

I was thinking like a much smaller country (like a city-state) with a much smaller population and no military :)

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