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Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Tani Coyote, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    dear god it's like Mathalamus but competent :scared:

    dear god it's like christos but three-dimensional :scared:
     
  2. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Canis Latranscendental

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    As mentioned, you would coordinate in orders PMs, to establish you're jointly attacking and not backstabbing each other.
     
  3. Sporelittle

    Sporelittle Chieftain

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    Who are these people/what are these, and also is this a good thing? :shifty:
     
  4. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    Mathamalus is an IOT legend, and a Byzziephile, while Christos is also an IOT legend, who is a Sinophile. So yes, it is a good thing.

    PS: Join the IOTChat Discord. Link in my sig.
     
  5. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    Well, as long as they're not literal Byzieboo/Sino-ancap powergamers. ;)
     
  6. Marcher Jovian

    Marcher Jovian Prince

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    The Transcendent Domain of the Oracular Council

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    Discovered in the Polish countryside following the Great Calamity, the first high oracle became known for unerring accurate prophecy, and she soon grew a cult following of devoted attendees, headed by the interpreters of the oracle's words. What transformed this movement into a significant power was the oracle's assumption of Spring regalia and the declaration of the location of the oracle of Summer. Upon the meeting of the two oracles, prophecy came at an increasing rate, and the oracles appear to have ceased eating or sleeping. Soon after, access to the oracles grew increasingly restricted, with prophecy being channeled almost entirely through the high council.

    Short Name: Oracular Domain
    Capital: Warsaw (Mazovia)
    Government: Theocratic Council
    Research Bonus: Espionage

    Heroes:

    The Oracle of Spring
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    Strength: 0 XP
    Durability: 10 XP
    Intelligence: 80 XP
    Health: 10 XP
    Diligence: 0 XP

    The Oracle of Summer
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    Strength: 0 XP
    Durability:5 XP
    Intelligence: 70 XP
    Health: 10 XP
    Diligence: 5 XP

    Head Councilman Miłosław Kozlow
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    Strength: 0 XP
    Durability: 10 XP
    Intelligence: 20 XP
    Health: 15 XP
    Diligence: 35 XP
    Bio: As leader of the council, Councilman Kozlow serves as the diplomatic face of the council, informing citizens of the latest prophecies of the oracles and advocating for them.

    Councilwoman Waleria Róg
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    Strength: 25 XP
    Durability: 15 XP
    Intelligence: 5 XP
    Health: 10 XP
    Diligence: 15 XP
    Bio: Councilwoman Róg handles day-to-day administration of state, acting on the oracle's advice to ensure effective production

    Councilman Maksym Wojda
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    Strength: 35 XP
    Durability: 10 XP
    Intelligence: 5 XP
    Health: 10 XP
    Diligence: 10 XP
    Bio: Councilman Wojda serves as general of the army, defending the state against foreign threats and securing the expanding frontier.
     
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  7. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Canis Latranscendental

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    I am currently moving into my new home, a process that will most likely consume most of several days. After I have moved in, I believe I will lock signups for Turn 1.
     
  8. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    Schools of Magic
    A summarised introduction by Wa'iz Adham, wizard courtier of the Magi Imperial Court

    Alchemy: a magic of transmuting and enhancement that can range from the creation of mystical potions to creations of mythical blades and the construction of golems.

    Arcane: magic at its most pure, often witness in the 'fire' of the jin or genies, as well as the 'elemental' properties of a portal. The magic tends to be unstable, often mixing what is refereed to as "chaos magic" (usage at its most naked) and "order magic" (usage under strict directive) which tend to be more philosophies of using magic rather than sub-schools of the arcane.

    Death: manipulation the forces of death, often linked with dark magic though light powered death magic users are not unheard of. Essentially death magic is the path of necromancy, with the ability to commune, raise and command the undead.

    Demonic: like eldrich demonic magic is a linkage of other magic schools through the prism of demonic power. Master requires a understanding of demonic channelling, often invoking communions with demonic beings to acquire their knowledge, a practice with prices. Despite the natures of this magic it is quite opposed to eldrich to a point that makes the binaries between light and dark magics appear at peace.

    Divine: refers to the twin schools of dark and light magic. Both twins are regarded individual as among the powerful forms of magic but both schools to attract a binary hostility among user among each. Those who master both dark and light magic are among the more powerful users of magic. Users tend to link with death and life magic. The beings refereed to as "angels" tend to have mastery of either one or both of the sub-schools.

    Eldrich: nicknamed "cosmic" by those who wish to not fully reference to its origins, it is referred as the "twisted parody of divine magic." Edrich magic is the realm of the eldrich abominations known as the Dark Gods. The magic tends to channel to other schools in a more twisted form. Users of this magic tend to face accelerated mutations and a rather cosmic form of insanity. The magic has also been known to forge powerful forms of psionics, though the results tend to break down the realities of the dominion it is used in.

    Elemental: a collections of magic schools, each set to the five elements; in much of the realms these are air, earth, fire, water and aether. Magic users can also follow a alternative form of elemental magic based on metal, wood, water, fire and earth. For each set of five most users of elemental magic tend to specialise in one or two, though there are who have mastered all.

    Life: a magic school can manipulates life forces, with tendencies ranging from the mending of the body through healing to the ability to command the beasts of nature through the magic of the fae. Body magic is often a nickname granted to this school due to the ability to enhance the natures of the body. This school is often linked with either a divine sub-school of magic or (for the Fae) elemental powers, though it is also founded among those who strive for both power of the body and (through psionics) the mind.

    Psionic: essentially mind magic; a unusual magic that does not have any linkage to arcane considerations, with a power of manipulation that seems to follow more the physical conditions of the user's mental capabilities as of itself rather than a mastery of embodiment of a magic power source. Seen in the likes of astral protection, psychokinesis and telepathy, the latter if mastered can enable one to essentially control the minds of others through will alone. Due to the nature of this school of magic it tends to not be a subject of warlocks, though wizards have been attempting to channel arcane energies to create a alternative form of psionics.

    This post was primary (with edits) a copy and past from the this post in Roll2Rule
     
  9. Danwar

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    The Emperor looked upon the map made by his new Bureau Of Barbarians. He looked over it and smiled. The map itself was not of the greatest quality, but the fact that they managed to gather the information at all proved the ability of the Bureau to gather information. He sent Alexios Doukas his paycheck and gazed upon the map.

    (OOC:Yes, I went through all that effort to make a map of the current political situation (You're welcome), but note that there is some bias on the map for RP purposes. Also, "Adiko" is "Terra Incognita" in Greek.)
     

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  10. Gurra09

    Gurra09 Guru of Hekkia

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    I decided I won't be joining this after all because of reasons. I do wish you all the best of luck though!
     
  11. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    CONFEDERACY OF INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS


    Short Hand: The Confederacy, Separatists
    Capital: Raxus Secundus (de jure), Atlanta (de facto)

    Research Bonus: Mobility (Even if we're stuck on this forceforsaken rock, our once mastery of the stars means at least we can deal with the interference better than the natives of this planet)
    Claims:



    History:

    The Confederacy of Independent Systems was originally formed in 24 BBY, as a response to the growing decadence of the Galactic Republic. Humans and aliens of the Outer Rim were infuriated by the growing bureaucracy of the Republic, which favored the wealthy Inner Core over the rest of the galaxy. A former Jedi Master by the name of Count Dooku lit the edges of the galaxy aflame with firery condemnations against the corruption of the Republic, and dreams of a better society where all of the galaxy were truly equal. The Count quickly became the leading figurehead of a secession movement in the galaxy, coalescing both populist rage and the backing of corporatist interests who wished to see the end of the Republic for their own personal business opportunities.

    Unbeknownst to all but a few, the former Jedi was actually in league with the sitting Chancellor, Palpatine, as Darth Tyranus and Sidious, respectfully. The Confederacy was never meant to win; merely bloody the Republic enough so that the two could enact meaningful reform and bring true justice to the galaxy (including the destruction of the reactionary Jedi Order which impeded progress). That is why Dooku was willing to surrond himself with questionable figures; it was all an elaborate ruse to bring out the worst of the galactic corporate underbelly so they could be taken out as traitors, while Dooku himself was pardoned. It was a masterful plan that should had worked.

    However, one day while engaged in a campaign against the clone armies of the Republic, Dooku had a vision from the force. He forsaw that his master, Darth Sidious, planned on betraying him for Anakin Skywalker, a young Jedi Knight whom he saw as more malleable and controllable than the old Jedi Master. The vision was completely unmistakable; if he continued his current path, he was going to die at Anakin's blade in an elaborate trap. This simply could not do.

    Meditating on this vision, along with talking with his second in command, General Grevious, Dooku begun formulating a plan in order to overthrow his master and make sure the Confederacy actually wins the war. The source of the vision, he felt, was extragalactical in nature. It was a message from beyond even the Unknown Systems, alarming him to a whole new galaxy. He could feel the presense of humans and other strange species he never encountered on this planet, which reminded him of his home in Serenno.

    When Sidious told Dooku to kill his apprentence, Asajj Ventress, over fears of Dooku planning on overthrowing him, he knew this was the point of no return. He wasn't going to betray Asajj; he was going to end the charade once and for all. Dooku ignited his lightsaber, ready to fight Sidious. His master was surprised, but no less willing to duel his apprentice in turn. However, it became clear that Dooku was no match for Sidious, and he became worn out by the duel. With no other option left, Dooku called on the vision of the force he had.

    A resounding wave of energy flowed out of Dooku, spreading a shockwave that visited every system. When all said was done, Dooku, along with those that he trusted in his vision of a better Confederacy, along with an impressive cache of battle droids, found themselves transported onto the planet of his visions. With no spacecraft (and planet interference which prevented from going to space), they were now stuck on this rock. But, they were free from Sidious, free from the Trade Federation and the corrupt Council, all there was was Dooku and the very people he was fighting for the entire time. This brave new world is where Dooku would make his stand, and create a new Confederacy.

    Of course, the natives (who were mostly humans) of the local area were particularly interested in the idea of the Confederacy. Their "wizards", as what Dooku persumed their force-using cult called themselves, said they had a Confederacy that they formed a few hundred years ago against a corrupt Republic, and while they ultimately lost, they were interested in reforming said Confederacy. At first, Dooku was amused, but it quickly evaporated to disgust when he found out the particulars of their Confederacy. After hearing it was nothing but an excuse to enslave non-white humans, he decided the world was better off without them, and he culled the "wizards" to the last. No room for their xenophobic ilk when his best friend and his apprentice were both aliens.

    Heroes:

    Count Dooku

    A former Jedi Master turned Sith Lord turned non-affiliated Force user, Count Dooku is a complex man with a complex background. What is known about the man for Serenno is that his flirtation with the Dark Side was to try to build a better galaxy, but his eventual confrontation of the Sith Lord made him grew disillussioned with the Sith's interpetation of the force. Will he return to the ways of the Jedi? Will he try to find his own meaning to the force? No one knows, but for now, his main priority is setting up the Confederacy he truely wishes to see
    Strength: 30
    Durability: 10
    Intelligence: 25
    Health: 10
    Diligence: 25

    General Grievous

    Originally known as Qymaen jai Sheelal, General Grievous is a cybernetic Kaleesh from the planet Kalee. He was a friend to Dooku and the military genius of the Separatist Army, leading stunning victories in his campaign in the Inner Rim. When Dooku confided with Sidious's planned betrayal, Grevious pledged his support to the Count, given the bond the two shared on the battlefield. Even on this new planet, he remains the leader of the armed forces of the Confederacy, to no one's surprise.
    Strength: 45
    Durability: 20
    Intelligence: 5
    Health: 20
    Diligence: 10

    Asajj Ventress

    Count Dooku's apprentance; the death of her Jedi Master brought emotional pain to her and turned the once cheerful and pleasant Dathomirian into a ruthless and vindicative killer fully seduced by the Dark Side. Dooku saw great potential in her, and adopted her as his apprentice, where he has honed her to become quite the assassin. With the arrival on the new planet, perhaps she can find peace in her pain, and try to find a sense of normality on this planet.
    Strength: 10
    Durability: 10
    Intelligence: 35
    Health: 10
    Diligence: 25

    Jango Fett

    Of all the people Dooku expected to see on the new planet, Jango had to be near the bottom of the list. Dooku saw the Mandalorian's head head clean chopped off. Yet here he is, completely alive and normal. To make things even more disturbing to Dooku, Jango knew of his untimely demise, but yet, with the Force's mysterious power, he was granted new life in this new Confederacy. Dooku's respect for the bounty hunter must have manifested for his revivial on this planet; given most of the people Dooku actually wanted in his Confederacy also came with him. Jango, for his part, accepted his new fate, and pledged his services for the reborn Confederacy.
    Strength: 10
    Durability: 10
    Intelligence: 20
    Health: 10
    Diligence: 20

    Reflet "Reffy" Ju


    However, even the miraculous return of Jango Fett wasn't the weidest person to follow him to the new planet. No, it was this Jedi. A full blown, light sided Jedi! Talking to this woman, it became clear that she came from some sort of alternative timeline where she was a Jedi Padawan who defected to the Confederacy and served in battle against the Republic, which she shared the same exact sort of outrage against as Dooku did. The existence of a Light Side Jedi, who came to the same conclusions he did without falling into the embrace of the Dark shook Dooku to his very core. Reflet is more than willing to support the Confederacy as she did in her past life, but Dooku is completely unsure what to think of her
    Strength: 20
    Durability: 10
    Intelligence: 10
    Health: 20
    Diligence: 10
     
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  12. Danwar

    Danwar Warlord

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    Question: Is there a set objective or victory condition in this game?
     
  13. Robert Can't

    Robert Can't Grantaire

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    COLORADO REPUBLIC
    A Republic, on the Colorado River.
    Claims: Colorado-Utah, Arizona-New Mexico
    Colour: Grey
    Capital: Grand Junction (in Colorado-Utah)
    Research Strength: Navy

    The Colorado Republic is a Republic along the Colorado river. All its major population centres and important cities lie on the river and its tributaries. The capital - Grand Junction - is seated at the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado rivers. The Republic holds elections and the Colorado is a river.

    Politics is dominated by four major parties and government are often formed of a coalition of at least two of them. The Colorado Republic Party (CRP) is a major centrist party especially popular in urban Utah and rural Colorado. The Republican Party of Colorado (RPC) is a centre-left party which has strong social liberal views and has the majority of support from the people of Arizona. The Party for the Colorado Republic (PftCR) is a heavily socialist party that has most of its support based in the large cities of Colorado and Arizona. The Republic of Colorado Party (RoCP) is the centre-right party which has a tight grip on the New Mexico Political sphere.

    In terms of demography most of the residents of the Colorado Republic are human and pretty normal. Those who aren't are still usually welcome as they are all people too. Religiously there are quite a few Mormons and Protestants with a Significant number of Catholics too. There are also some people who are other things too, and that is also alright here.

    The economy of the Colorado Republic is based around the Colorado river. This is a large river that runs through North America and exists in the Pacific. It makes some big canyons too. The economy of the Colorado Republic is also to do with money and not just rivers but not many people like doing things that do not involve the river because the river is just so damned big and cool. There are other smaller rivers and pretty much all of them flow into the Colorado river - this process is all part of the system of drainage basins. This means the economy of the Colorado Republic is pretty great as economies go.

    Harry Colorado, the Hero of the Republic
    - the republic's greatest hero! He was born in the Colorado Republic in one of the towns that lies on the Colorado (a river). He was one of the many people who sailed on the river and he thus became the greatest hero of the Colorado Republic.

    Strength: 25
    Durability: 15
    Intelligence: 25
    Health: 15
    Diligence: 50

    John Smith, the Last of the Mormons
    - not actually the last of the Mormons but he thought as a title it sounded much cooler than just one out of many Mormons. He comes from Utah and is a Mormon.

    Strength: 0
    Durability: 5
    Intelligence: 5
    Health: 5
    Diligence: 75

    Vedran Smailović, Ph.D the Cellist of Sarajevo - human rights are important to this guy. He also is from Bosnia and plays the cello. He isn't really sure how he ended up in this part of the multiverse.

    Strength: 0
    Durability: 0
    Intelligence: 25
    Health: 5
    Diligence: 50


    Thomas Leighton, the English One - also not from around here. He is English or maybe Indian(?) -sometimes it is unclear. He acknowledges that he is destined to die on some boat named after a herb and claims this has happened multiple times.

    Strength: 0
    Durability: 25
    Intelligence: 10
    Health: 10
    Diligence: 25

    Marie-Charlotte, the Butcher of Grand Junction - runs a butchers shop in Grand Junction. Grand Junction is the capital of the Republic and it lies on a river called the Colorado. The Colorado is a river.


    Strength: 50
    Durability: 15
    Intelligence: 0
    Health: 10
    Diligence: 0
     
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  14. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    dear god it's like christos but OK you get the idea

    Outsmart the GM KILL EVERYONE no not really
     
  15. Danwar

    Danwar Warlord

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    You should probably take some coastline, especially if you're gonna be naval-focused. From what I can tell, rivers aren't really represented in this game, sorry. Still adding you to the Map though.
     
  16. Terran Empress

    Terran Empress Hornet

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    Hey is the person who claimed Antarctica and Argentina still playing? I have an idea, and I'd like to take that spot if at all possible.
     
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    Reus Polar Bear

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    HERGÉIST KINGDOM OF BELGIUM
    Nickname: Belgium
    Capital: Brussels
    Currency: Belgian Franc (fr)
    Official Religion: None (Secular)
    Anthem: La Brabançonne
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Tech Focus: Mobility

    Politics
    Belgium is generally a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with the addition of confusing subdivision systems that involves numerous regional governments and communities which governs a diverse range of populace divided in terms of language, ethnicity, and religions. United only in their love for Tintin (or Kuifje).

    Politically, the Belgian people are typically inclined into leftist and liberal ideologies. The advancement of democracy, human rights, and military interventionism are often the primary political concerns during elections. When lacking political issues to banter about, the Belgian people spends their time working hard, eating Waffle and Fries with Mayonnaise, or watching football.

    Alongside the monarchy, the government is composed of the democratically elected parliament headed by a prime minister. The monarchy has minimal power and serve mostly as a cultural and unifying symbol while the fate of the country and how it runs is bickered by the endlessly debating parliament. The current monarch is King Tintin I (or Kuifje I in Dutch), and the Prime Minister is Archibald Haddock.

    Other notable figures includes Head of the Opposition, Roberto Rastapopoulos; Minister of Education and Technology Cuthbert Calculus ; Minister of Finance, Oliveira de Figueira;Minister of Healthcare, Dr. Krollspell; Minister(s) of Intelligence, Thompson and Thomson; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bianca Castafiore; and Minister of Internal Affairs, Nestor.
    Military
    Having been spared from any major conflict following the Second World War, the Belgian military has primarily focused on peacekeeping operations and homeland security. Thus the standing military has been small in size, yet highly trained, well-equipped, and professional. However, due to the country's dark legacy of having been overran by greater powers in the past; the nation currently maintains a mandatory 2-year national service in order to have the necessary capability to mobilize the entire population in times of trouble.

    The military is divided onto four branches: the Belgian Land Component (Army), Belgian Air Component (Air Force), Belgian Naval Component (Navy), and the Belgian Medical Component (Medical Support).

    The army is the largest branch in terms of personnel numbers, mostly due to the mandatory national service. Historically, the army has a primary emphasis on internal security that breeds out of the terrorist scare of the early 21st century while also having a long standing tradition of contributing to peacekeeping operations worldwide.

    The air force, on the other hand, mostly focuses on providing firepower support to the army and the navy, and maintains a smaller number of personnel while all efforts are made to keep the air force well-equipped and supplied.

    Meanwhile, the navy was largely nonexistent until the unification with the Netherlands and the ascendance of Archibald Haddock as the nation's Prime Minister, shifting the navy's minimal role into an ever-present one, with a goal of maintaining a blue-water navy in the near future.

    This inclination to limited warfare and support roles had gave birth to a uniquely separate medical support branch whom assists the other branches.

    The current head for the Ministry of Defense is General Alcazar, while the highest commander for the army, air force, navy, and medical branches respectively are General Boris Jorgen, Marshall Piotr Skut, Admiral Allan Thompson, and High Surgeon J.W. Muller.
    Economy
    Belgian economy is highly diversified with the manufacturing and service industries forming the backbone of the nation's economy. The main source of revenue stream for Belgium comes from the domestic consumption and exports of consumer goods which are produced by the nation's thriving industry, while the bulk of the country's expenses are largely formed by the nation's expansive public services and also its ever-growing military. In the beginning of Haddock's tenure, more lax migration laws and startup initiatives had led to the birth of several new major companies, many of them are owned by immigrants.

    So far, Belgium maintains a stable equilibrium in which the public and the private sectors coexist with one another, with an expansive government owned public services assuring accessibility to basic needs and a thriving private sector with numerous corporations advancing the Belgian economy and pioneering innovation. Though as the corporation's power grew stronger, its part in Belgian politics increased and the country is increasingly divided on keeping its traditionally socialistic economic policies or adapt a more liberal one.

    There are several large multinational corporations in Belgium, which includes (but are not limited to): A fashion retail chain and pharmaceutical company owned by Mitsuhirato's Blue Lotus group; The 714 Aerospace Corporation owned by millionaire Laszlo Carreidas; Golden Oil Co. and numerous banking enterprises owned by the conglomerate Bohlwinkel; Rock Bottom Insurance Agency owned by Jolyon Wagg; Real-estate and property agency owned by the Bird's brothers; a shipbuilding company known as Unicorn owned by Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine; Cosmos Pictures movie production studio owned by the current head of opposition, Roberto Rastapopoulos; and many more.

    Claims
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    Heroes

    Tintin
    Its motherf******* Tintin, what description do you need.
    [Strength: 25, Durability: 15, Intelligence: 20, Health:15 , Diligence: 25]

    Archibald Haddock
    Tintin's best friend, an old but highly seasoned naval captain.
    [Strength: 50, Durability: 15, Intelligence: 10, Health:15 , Diligence: 0]

    Cuthbert Calculus
    A fine mix of oblivious moron and pure genius.
    [Strength: 10, Durability: 10, Intelligence: 50, Health: 10, Diligence: 0]

    Thomson and Thompson
    Famous Interpol detectives. Combined because they're kinda stupid.
    [Strength: 15, Durability: 10, Intelligence: 10, Health: 10, Diligence: 25]

    Snowy
    Tintin's loyal dog. Yes, he's a hero of his own merit.
    [Strength: 10, Durability: 25, Intelligence: 10, Health: 25, Diligence: 0]
     
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    e350tb Stupendously Illogical Englishman

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    At the present time, there is no dedicated building set aside for the Imperial Palace. The Emperor has made his official 'palace' in Old Parliament House, south of Lake Burley Griffen, for the present time. His offices are in the old rooms of the Senate President. It is planned for a new palace to be built in the Parliamentary Triangle, on the ruins of New Parliament House, at some point in the foreseeable future. For practical purposes, the Emperor actually lives in the former residence of the Govenor-General, as there are no sufficient living quarters at Parliament House. His personal vehicle is a Rolls-Royce Phantom II of 1929 vintage, which he is adament looks cool and isn't ostentatious in the slightest.

    The Emperor is infamously erratic in schedule on most days, but will generally meet with the Imperial Prime Minister at least once a day to discuss affairs. The Prime Minister is appointed by the majority party in the Parliament, but can be removed from power by the Emperor.

    A battalion of Guards is maintained in the city of Canberra at all times for both ceremonial and home defense duties. The battalion on station is rotated every six months between the First Foot Guards, representing the Army, and the Royal Marine Guard (a ceremonial unit drawn from the Royal Marine Light Infantry and the fleet marines), representing the Navy. The army troops wear red jackets, red-lined black trousers, white webbing and a short, black, French-style shako. The marines wear a similar uniform, except the jacket is blue and a Wolseley-pattern pith helmet is worn. The British influence is intentional, but there is a concession to Australian practice - the use of the L1A1 battle rifle as a drill weapon, adopted from the Federation Guard.

    The Emperor has dismissed claims that he's just trying to make the British Empire but in the Pacific.
     
  19. Marcher Jovian

    Marcher Jovian Prince

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    The Governance of the Domain

    Council:
    The highest power in the domain, the council consists of five members: the head councilman Miłosław Kozlow, the leaders of the departments and the two attendants of the oracles, who are typically chosen from among the conclave. Council members have a great deal of authority within the state, being able to overrule virtually any decision made by government officials other than another council member. The council as a whole has the vital task of interpreting and disseminating the sayings of the oracles, and they are the sole people with the official capacity to attempt to draw conclusions from the oracles' increasingly complicated prophecies.

    Departments:

    Administration in the domain is broadly broken down into to spheres, roughly corresponding to internal and external affairs. Internal Affairs, headed by Waleria Róg, deals predominantly with issues such as taxation, infrastructure, and disputes between believers. In contrast, External Affairs, headed by Maksym Wojda, deals with items such as the army, the navy, and disputes between nonbelievers. While most portions of the government deal strictly with one department or the other, certain topics, such as espionage, fortifications, and disputes between believers and nonbelievers, are influenced by both departments to varying degrees.

    Conclave:

    The conclave is a yearly assembly of large landowners, business leaders, and various other representatives of local powers and interests. The purpose of this gathering is threefold. First, the conclave encourages greater sense of unity by providing an opportunity settle significant, long-running disputes and more generally organized collective projects. Second, the members of the conclave are responsible for reporting on any auspicious or unusual events that may aid in providing context for an oracular proclamation. Third, and most importantly, the conclave elects the attendants of the oracles to year-long terms. These attendants are charged with keeping a perpetual watch on their assigned oracle, along with providing for their wants and needs. Furthermore, these attendants typically call the rest of the council to a meeting when a critical prophecy is announced.
     
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    The Colorado Republic is a Republic on the Colorado river. We need no coast when we have such a river. Our Heroic Citizens will ride down the river and from thence come to dominate the world.
     
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