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Immaculate NES Five: Blood From A Stone

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Immaculate, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Julius Gandi

    Julius Gandi The Foreign Disease

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    Magnate Republic of California
    Story 2 - Update 1​
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    Chairman Ulric

    Chairman Ulric was the first son of a mighty Magnate. The vast shares of his fathers business empire passed on to him.

    His father gave him his name, saying it was a strong respectable name. From his birth Ulric was groomed for success, taught in the disciplines of economics, psychology, English, and enough understanding of the sciences to form a formidable magnate.

    Ulric was always in competition for his father and mothers attention. Magnates rarely have free time to spend with families. Many being raised by the small educated class that rested between the magnates and the commoners. At a young age, Magnate children were given an unyielding competitive drive. On top of that the latchkey kids of the Magnate turned into ruthless and opportunistic rulers.

    So perhaps it was something special in his upbringing, in his soul, cleverly placed marriages and friendships, or just in his luck Ulric became Chairman of the Magnate Senate. A powerful position that could not only grant special privileges to the Chairman's businesses, but also give them the ability to shape the future of the Republic.

    The Chairman was lucky to rise to the throne in an age where few of the oligarchies were in direct competition within the Republic. For the first time the Senate was relatively united and could focus outside of itself and petty fights over market gains. What is left to be seen is what the state is able to make of it.

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    The thrilling folk song hailing the courage and adaptive nature of the Californians during the great death. The first hit from the young man Bowie. The aspiring young artist has been picked up by Illusions International as their new lead act. We shall certainly see more from him in the future.
     
  2. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    It is indeed the Mefetis (north Italy). They suffer radioactive fallout from a nuclear meltdown in southern France. (i did end up using a bit of nukes in the timeline after all (contrary to what i wrote in the pre-thread and in accordance with your suggestion)

    And i will add turkish stats. Thats not the first nation i had forgotten to provide stats for- thank you for your keen observation- hopefully i won't be making TOO many mistakes of this type.

    Nukes:

     
  3. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    Why are then the Muslim Princes whining about something in Italy? Also on the map technically Zagreb is owned by Zaphoria (spelling), but I don't mind. Not sure how the defective mutants would be able to survive the 'survival of the fittest' scenario considering radiation doesn't give you powers in the real world. You'd end up having to kill most of the mutated children anyway or perish with them.
     
  4. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    To be clear- they aren't super mutants. They are the sick and disabled that family members feel they have to care for and which are causing a major economic slow-down for the Mefetis. They die early, do not contribute to society and often, if it was not against the will of the Pope, they would be left to die of exposure. (and sometimes they are anyway)

    Its also represented by a much larger number of aborted fetuses, child mortality and high rates of cancer.


    The sunni islamic princes do not fear the Catholics of the Mefetis directly- more to the point, they fear and worry about the influence of the Pope and his ideology on the Catholic princes and the influence of those princes, as agents of the Pope on the confederation. Its not a major concern, as evidenced by their high loyalty... its just that, if they had to complain about something, that would be it.

    Fixed?
     
  5. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    Oh god the Pope...something has to be done about that :p
     
  6. Kal'thzar

    Kal'thzar Deity

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    We think that with a little bit of friendly influence you would undertake a better version of Communism; Communalism. As such we will agree to this Alliance.

    We also advise that you think more about the environment. We have also looked into your drought crisis, and whilst we predicted that using ice to provide water to help farms was impossible on any long term basis, it could help alleviate some of the less affected. However, It might be a bit expensive.

    N.B would communalist peoples like to talk up their ideology? Yeah, probably.
     
  7. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    From Brazil,
    To Canada, USA


    Teach us how to make those beautiful CF-188 Wraiths?
     
  8. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    We feel Communism is indeed treachery and we would never venture to its dark depths, this much we can promise you that much
     
  9. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought Deity

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    From Canada

    Naturally, being a Canadian design, the USA does not have the right to sell the plans for the fighter; that being said, however, if you make it worth our while, we may be able to sell them to you.
     
  10. Cannae

    Cannae Philosophy of Poverty

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    We propose a trade alliance of some sort. Deal?
     
  11. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    We will pay 2EP for the design. Does that interest you?

    What did you have in mind? Our merchants are always eager to find new markets for our industries.
     
  12. Ekolite

    Ekolite The Mighty Jungle

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    Our people have always had close ties, we have traditionally been important trade partners and firm partners on a matter of subjects. Indeed the main precursor of the Sultunates, the Republic of Indonesia, was a founding member of the original ASEAN group, and although we want no part in a formal union I do hope we will continue to work together to the benefit of us both. There are many challenges and ambitions we have in common, and a strong ASEAN-Sultanate axis could provide an important structure and stability in the politics of South East Asia. What is your opinion?
     
  13. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    I have no idea how you can run a nes with so many stats. It is impressive!
     
  14. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Excel.
     
  15. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    From the ASEAN union,
    To the Islands Sultans


    Our grandfathers may have cooperated but since the world went to sheet, things have been very different indeed. What we’ve seen from you is a growing cooperation, even dependence upon, the fanatical Umma Al-Um’minin and a betrayal of your own people to its religion and culture. Since that time you’ve cooperate dwith their merchants and competed with ours. And so you will understand our confusion at your words.

    That said, if you seriously wish to mend your ways and seek to form a strong alliance with us, we are open to such cooperation. How will we know your sincerity? How will we make concrete your idea of a strong ASEAN-Sultanate axis.
     
  16. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    42 hours until orders are due. I am missing a few still.
     
  17. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    Mine will be in tomorrow.
     
  18. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought Deity

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    Immaculate, I am constructing my stories for Canada, but have a question for you: with Canada being a despotic oligarchy, did you imagine it as a sort of "board of directors" who run the country? My rough draft so far has that sort of image for it, but was curious about your opinion.
     
  19. BSmith1068

    BSmith1068 Deity Retired Moderator

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    Orders sent.
     
  20. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    What. I have never even seen a deadline announced, and it certainly isn't in your signature.

    I started university this monday. I might have time to write orders tonight, but I won't guarantee anything.
     

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