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Imperium Offtopicum XXIII

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by NinjaCow64, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Double A

    Double A ♫We got the guillotine♫

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    if anyone wants to do junk with me you're gonna need to approach me cause I'm not going to be able to be proactive until like 8 hours before the lock
     
  2. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    You are listening to a Oceanic radio station when you hear the following advertisement...

    Feeling you do not have enough power in live?

    Pondering of doing justice to the criminals that plague our streets?

    Want to contribute to the Combine while getting excellence wages?

    Then why don't you become a prison warden today!

    We of Walters Consumer Ventures are pleased to announce the opening of Walters Justice Centres across Australia and New Zealand, set to help the laws of the land function at corporate efficiency levels.

    In laymen terms that means a job for you!

    You see: we need folks to come sign up and help maintain our security at our facilities.

    The position will improve your confident through a sense of power and allow you to work with you new buddies to demonstrate the power of TEAMWORK as you help keep criminals in line inside.

    We will provide training on being a jail warden, which be applied to careers beyond such as security, management and parenting but you will find no need as our generous salary levels will keep you money worry free, while our holiday allowance and dental care will make smiles as you do your hard work over those who need to learn the value of hard work.


    Help ensure our inmates earn their right out of jail through the "Earn your Right to Freedom" initiative that will turn a common thug into a honest member of society through prison job schemes. To this end your training will include coaching the inmates as they set are to earn their right to be a member of society by labouring. Your job will be to encourage them and, if needed, provide quick hand demonstrations so you can turn lowlife thug into high-life worker.

    Our positions are many but competition is going to be high for posts, so be sure to check with your local Corporate Recruitment Centre today!

    Being a warden is a window to a new opportunity: one of order and good wages!

    Walters Consumer Ventures: into the frontiers of your pleasure!
     
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  3. jackelgull

    jackelgull An aberration of nature

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    With the compromise between the government and the criminal element providing a definitive answer to the question of religion in the subcontinent, this allows the bureacracy to focus it's attention on day to day affairs.

    Overcome aspect: Bureacracy in Confusion

    India with its long history of coexistence between religions will whether the storm the Neo-Buddhists bring. With the compromise between the moderates and the gangs making permanent some of the gains of the Dalit Buddhists (most importantly the active efforts against caste-based discrimination which many Hindus also opposed) while allowing for some freedoms for the Hindus, and the tension being managed by a complicated regional autonomy arrangement, the issue is solved for now. Both sides view each other with mutual distrust, but there is enough of a history of religious diversity and nostalgia for a shared past to guarantee a good faithed attempt on both sides to make the arrangement work.

    Invoke Unity in Diversity in order to overcome issues with Hindus

    While the military junta in Delhi flounders to deal with the issue of religion, the criminal organization that rules them all flexes it's newly found muscles, establishing smuggling routes and a network of contacts all among the Indian Ocean

    Create Advantage

    With the signing of the accord now finished, the moderate faction has officially sidestepped the hardline faction in the army, but that doesn't mean the hardliners are outmanuevered or not a threat. In order to solidify their power, the moderates need to deal with the hardliners. And so to that effect, a campaign of forced retirement, bureacratic shenanigans and soft pressure will be applied to get the hardliners out of power. To that end, the moderates have a somewhat unexpected ally - the criminal syndicates themselves. Upon hearing of their plight, the emeror of crime himself has offered to carry out a campaign of assassination on key targets, and to coordinate resources towards the goal. He himself has already dealt with the hardline Hindus in his organization with great prejudice, given that the religious makeup of the criminal element is far too diverse to tolerate those who cannot be flexible.

    Create advantage to deal with Neo-Buddhist hardliners
     
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  4. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 Thought Bubble Thinker Supporter

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    Realised I had a schedule conflict so I’ll give a small extension to everyone. 35 hours until lock.
     
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  5. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 Thought Bubble Thinker Supporter

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    ButteryIcarus has quit the game. Nusantara has been NPCed. New players, feel free to take over this nation.
     
  6. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall High Elven Ghost Agent

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    Start the process to establish a satellite network.
     
  7. Robert Can't

    Robert Can't Éponine

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    Bureau Internal Memo
    It doesn't matter what happens in the exclusion zones. They could all die and we would only be safer so as this man roams the wastes it is not his looting and burning that worries us. What is important about this man is the symbol he could represent. If the people in the zones begin to think that there is possibility of organisation and that the local warlords could cooperate instead of fight then that hope could be the greatest enemy the city has ever encountered.
    There is something of an opportunity in this though. We have a beacon of hope for the masses and we have built him up as a saviour for the exclusion zones. Everyone has heard of him - everyone has heard the legend therefore when he falls - when he is revealed to be as small and as petty as all those who came before him - as all the warlords eventually do it will be of greatest benefit to the safety of the City. Spirits will be dashed for years to come by the fall of Temujin.


    Broadcast on the Citizen's Network News Service
    The areas currently under the guidance of the Republic were once a centre of science and discovery. During the 20th century this place saw the construction of the nuclear arsenal of the Soviet Union as well as the Socialist world's bid for space exploration. As such it was a great honour for the city to be nominated to membership of the
    International Socialist Space Force. We will do our best to provide whatever technical assistance to this organisation and to help provide them with some of the technology still to be found in this region from when it was the centre of all of Earth's space travel.

    Action: Search for resources useful to the ISSF (Science) Invoking Krasnoyarsk Expedition

    Bureau Internal Memo
    Russia is ours for the taking, and if we do not act soon we will have
    Germans on our borders! To this end we will begin to offer the Russian states protection of the Bureau and a limited form of citizenship within the Republic. Though we have the eventual aim of creating new Exclusion Zones along our European border we could well establish new citizenship zones to entice the Russians to see our way. Our goals may not align with their but they need not know this - right now we need to convince them that they need protection from the capitalists and reactionaries of Europe.

    Attack(Charm): Offer the Russian states protection under the governance of the Bureau of Citizenship and Security. Invoking infiltration of the Russian Government.

    Create Advantage (Covert): Send our agents to gather intelligence on the German Army
    Attack (Covert): Send our agents to sabotage the workings of German Industry
     
  8. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    Da Suan shall create an advantage in terms of supplies, food, metal, for the ISSF, using Thrift. We will ensure the ISSF has all the basic resources necessary to sustain itself and perform normal operation.

    Da Suan shall also invoke its Sustainability & Waste Reduction Strategy in order to pursue the objective of environmental reconstruction and repair, using Thrift. It's a tedious project, but while China wasn't built in a day, they were laying terracotta every hour.
     
  9. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall High Elven Ghost Agent

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    Increase the funding the the Security Bureau to have them be more effective.

    The UAS invokes plan frisk. As invading other nations would be not in our best interest. At this point, improvements in trade infrastructure to handle any future influx of trade and an establishment of a diplomatic corps are a necessity to make friends on the planet and making enemies is not in our best interest.

    Special Operations teams are sent ahead of the main military forces to take down and disable the killer drones. Rear defensive forces establishes an anti-air defesnive line to intercept rouge killer drones and prevent them from crossing the border.
     
  10. NinjaCow64

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    Partial Orders Lock! I'll still accept orders from certain players that haven't sent them yet. Editing orders is probably a nono for most people. Check with me first.
     
  11. NinjaCow64

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    Crisis Update! - 2202

    Siamese War of Succession (Ho Chi Minh City, Siam): A major uprising supporting Princess Malai has erupted in the Provisional Authority of Siam. The Royal Defender Band, also known as the Siamese Tigers, have already seized most of Vietnam and Cambodia. The Siamese Tigers are clearly supported by the Oceanic Combine and the Eloi who were formerly supporting Prince Sakchai. Speaking from Zeimpolis, Princess Malai denounced the arrest of her brother and the Provisional Council’s “obvious attempt to strong-arm Princess Sasithorn into the throne without properly consulting the stakeholders within the Royal Family”. Director Marcus Zeimer spoke in support of Princess Malai, confirming that he considered her a close ally and declaring that “no mercy will be shown to her enemies”. It is clear that the Siamese Succession Crisis has entered a new and violent phase.

    Siamese Expeditionary Force (Hanoi, Siam): The Katsuyoshi Shogunate’s Siamese Expeditionary Force have been urgently messaging Tokyo on what action they should take in these opening moves of this conflict. The Siamese Expeditionary Force was sent to support Princess Sasithorn in her conflict with Prince Sakchai, while this conflict is similar the explicit support of Princess Malai from the Oceanic Combine complicates matters significantly. They are stationed in Hanoi, while the fighting has not yet reached that city, the Tigers are close. The Expeditionary Force could easily intervene in the conflict, but they could also easily evacuate back to Japan. Shogun Katsuyoshi Satoshi’s inner circle are divided on what to do, there are those who say that the Shogunate should back down to nobody. However, there are others that say that we should wait for a clearer picture of the developing situation before committing to any action. Ultimately, the decision is up to the Shogun.

    OPTIONS:
    1. The Shogunate will not back down. We will defend our allies. (-1 Fate Point for the Katsuyoshi Shogunate, the Siamese Tigers will take a minor (2) military consequence, the Siamese Expeditionary Force will be vulnerable for counterattack)
    2. We cannot risk Japanese lives for a situation we do not yet fully understand. We should evacuate the Expeditionary Force. (The Siamese Expeditionary Force will evacuate from Siam)

    The Fate of Prince Sakchai (Zeimpolis, Oceanic Combine): Princess Malai comes crying to Marcus Zeimer, bawling about how her brother Prince Sakchai had been charged for treason. Currently he is under house arrest, however Princess Malai worries that he will be executed due to her recent actions.

    “Princess Sasithorn will kill my brother due to her religious extremism!” she bawls “Only the great Zeimer could help save my brother from certain death!” She talks of how she has allies within his guard, however she would require the assistance of Oceanic Intelligence Agency to get him to the lands controlled by the Siamese Tigers.

    OPTIONS:
    1. Marcus Zeimer will always help those in need! (-1 Fate Point for the Ocenanic Combine, Prince Sakchai will be rescued from house arrest and taken to Vietnam, the Siamese Tigers will gain a free invoke from this action)
    2. We cannot spare the resources at this time. (Princess Malai will remember this)

    I bet you didn’t expect me to get an update out this fast. :p If you’re not sure what’s going on, this is a little crisis update that I did because there were some decisions that needed to be made by key players before the main part of the update came out. All I require is for @Thorvald of Lym and @Ailedhoo to make a choice between the two choices in the thread as soon as possible. Sorry Kaiser, nothing for you yet but you’ll have plenty of chance to respond when the update drops. ;)
     
  12. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    The Combine will continue their support for Princess Malai: we agree to liberate Prince Sakchai for her.

    As for Japan: do you seek a waltz?
     
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  13. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    Marcus Zeimer is a madman and a megalomaniac. Japan bled to put down the Olympians; anyone that would seek to revive them is out of touch with reality and a danger to the world. We will defend the Provisional Authority against all such criminals.
     
  14. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    It is you who is the crime against order, for you seed Siam with chaos and chaos is what made the Olympians malfunction in the first place.

    The Director officially declares Princess Sasithorn as a enemy of the Combine: she will have a dead or alive bounty placed on herself.

    If Japan decides to hinder our peacekeeping support to the legitimate forces of Siam then we would have to question the legitimacy of the Japanese state in existing.
     
  15. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    From: The People's Temple
    To: Oceanic Trade Federation

    What is your intention? We have received unsettling accounts of a naval build-up in the archipelago. We demand that a team of Temple and Combine inspectors be allowed for immediate inspection of the offensive naval and air capabilities of Hawaii.
     
  16. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    The Combine will join the People's Temple in these check as part of a effort to ensure the enforcement of order and peace in Oceania.
     
  17. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    The Empire of the Great Suàn will be forced to intervene in any hostilities provoked by Combine or Japanese agents in Siam. It’s doubtless a proxy war in Siam abetted by Combine interests will introduce suffering, famine, and destruction for no other purpose than the aggrandizement of greedy devil-kings.

    We can and will deploy our own forces with extreme prejudice against such interlopers, and any would-be kings of chaos would do well to prepare a speech explaining to their people why the Empire of the Great Suàn is returning armies to their homes in coffins.
     
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  18. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    Can I join the game? If yes, should I do it now or wait until the next turn? Also, can I create a new state or I can only take over an NPC state?
     
  19. NinjaCow64

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    Red has quit the game. Great Britain has been NPCed. New players, feel free to take over this nation.

    Yes, you can join the game. It would be preferable if you were to join before the full update lands. Obviously it is too late to send orders this turn but next turn you will be free to.

    You can join as a new country in unclaimed lands, although I’d very much prefer if you took over a major NPC. Currently available major NPCs:

    > USSR: Exactly what it says on the tin. Currently falling apart.
    > Nusantara: Hypercapitalist MegaSingapore with an emphasis on technology.
    > Great Britain: Fascist Great Britain

    I’d expect you to respect the backstory of each nation and not do a complete 180 (e.g you couldn’t make the USSR capitalist all of a sudden nor make Nusantara communist) although I will allow a degree of flexibility.

    You are free to claim unclaimed territory or take over a minor NPC also. I wouldn’t recommend starting in Asia this turn however.

    On a completely different note, NPC diplomacy will occur later.
     
  20. NinjaCow64

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    From: Oceanic Trade Federation
    To: You Idiots

    Your inspectors can try to inspect Hawaii. Their vessels will be shot down by the mighty Oceanic Merchant Fleet, consisting of 100,000,000,000 vessels! [citation needed]

    Although honestly this message that you have sent to us is incredibly confusing to our government. While the Oceanic Merchant Fleet is both proud and mighty, we have made no concerted efforts to increase its size in the last year. You can't improve perfection, after all. Are perhaps your sensors faulty? That is unsurprising, as you have not purchased them from the glorious Oceanic Trade Federation. For three easy payments of one Fate Point, we would happily help your nations install state-of-the-art* Oceanic sensors.

    *may not actually be state-of-the-art, terms and conditions apply.

    From: Indonesian Confederation
    To: Oceanic Combine, Princess Sasithorn, Princess Malai, Katsuyoshi Shogunate, Other Interested Parties

    The Indonesian Confederation declares itself neutral in this conflict. Having said this, we will not tolerate military vessels moving through our sovereign waters. If anyone involved in this conflict moves military vessels through our sovereign waters without our explicit approval, it will be considered an act of war against the Indonesian Confederation. This is your only warning.

    From: Nusantara
    To: Oceanic Combine, Princess Sasithorn, Princess Malai, Katsuyoshi Shogunate, Other Interested Parties


    We feel similarly to Indonesia. To the Princesses of Siam, do not let the fighting spread south or we will be forced to send a peacekeeping taskforce into Siam.
     
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