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Imperium Offtopicum XXIII

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

  1. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

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    From: Nusantara
    To: New Kalimantan, Princess Sasithorn, Princess Malai


    We have found evidence proving New Kalimantan performing extremely aggressive espionage actions against Nusantara. This is unacceptable. We declare war against New Kalimantan.

    We will also be supporting Princess Malai in the Siamese Succession War due to her sharing many of our ideals and rumours of Princess Sasithorn approaching New Kalimantan for military cooperation. Our peacekeepers will be marching north to support Princess Malai in her efforts to reclaim the Dragon's Throne.
     
  2. Double A

    Double A ♫We got the guillotine♫

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    Assist Argentina with their naval exercises.

    Hype Adonis up about his nation's military. Parades, oversee training exercises, hell, even teach him how to operate a tank or jet if he wants. Try to instill a sense of duty and noblesse oblige to one's subjects.

    Launch a dam-building manual labor recruiting drive targeted at populations who traditionally work for Eloi construction interests.

    Develop a multi-role fighter worthy of the Basil-class supercarrier: the Athenowl.

    Spoiler :
    Jason goes hunting for a lone weaker member of the Pantheon with the Argo. But wait, is that the new HIMS Basil just off the coast being harried by an Olympian? Jason surely would not let his countrymen stand alone. (invoke both aspects once)
     
  3. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

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    Crisis Update (2) – 2102

    SOPAN-X in Crisis: The South Pacific Naval Exercises, known as SOPAN-X, is a planned joint Argentinean-Byzantine-Caribbean-Combine naval exercise in order to counter Temple activities in the region. Top military personnel of the Argentine Republic, the Byzantine Empire and the Federal Republic of the United Caribbean have become increasingly concerned by the behaviour of the Oceanic Combine. Their direct involvement in the Siamese War of Succession makes the military personnel concerned about the SOPAN-X states implicitly supporting Princess Malai in the war by performing military exercises with the Oceanic Combine. Even more concerning is their cooperation with the People’s Temple. The Oceanic Combine and the People’s Temple are demanding an “immediate inspection of the offensive naval and air capabilities of Hawaii”, which is an obvious prelude to an invasion. The military personnel are extremely concerned that if SOPAN-X continues, the Combine could leak important military information to the People’s Temple and compromise the purpose of the naval exercises.

    Meanwhile in the People’s Temple, the anti-Combine faction within the Council of Thirteen have been emboldened by the Combine’s recent action and are loudly advocating for the People’s Temple to withdraw from military cooperation with the Combine. Additionally, members within Zeimer’s inner circle are wondering if SOPAN-X is still within the interests of the Combine. While the naval exercises could be conducted against the Oceanic Trade Federation instead, this would very much annoy the admiralty of Combine, whose months of work would have to be thrown out due to a changing diplomatic situation.

    The People’s Temple @Sonereal

    OPTIONS:
    1. The Orb Mother does not forgive traitors. End all cooperation with the Combine. (+1 Fate Point, will suffer a major penalty if cooperation or perceived cooperation happens with the Combine)
    2. Perhaps this situation can be exploited for our benefit. Continue the cooperation. (no effect)

    Oceanic Combine @Ailedhoo

    OPTIONS:
    1. SOPAN-X is no longer in our interests, so we will withdraw. (+1 Fate Point, naval exercises will be conducted against the Oceanic Trade Federation instead, Oceanic Combine takes minor (2) military consequence “Frustrated Admirals”, SOPAN-X will otherwise progress as normal)
    2. Fool! Zeimer toots as he pleases! Continue our membership in SOPAN-X! (Oceanic Combine will continue to participate SOPAN-X and may gain an opportunity to compromise naval intelligence)

    Other SOPAN-X Nations @Reus @Double A @Marcher Jovian

    OPTIONS:
    1. This is ridiculous. Threaten to leave SOPAN-X unless the Oceanic Combine is ejected. (+1 Fate Point, nation gains no benefit from SOPAN-X related actions. If two or more nations choose this option, the Oceanic Combine is ejected from SOPAN-X, will be forced to pick “option one” and SOPAN-X will continue normally)
    2. SOPAN-X is too important to jeopardise over something like this. The exercises shall continue as normal. (If the Oceanic Combine participates in SOPAN-X, they will have a chance to compromise the naval intelligence of other SOPAN-X nations)
     
  4. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    The Combine will like to declare we have believe the Oceanic Trade Federation to be harbouring terrorism. We know the terrorists of the Fellowship and the militants in Somalia have foreign sponsors; these are clearly connective!

    We henceforth pick option 3: continue our part in SOPAN-X while co-operating with the People's Temple against the OTF and set forth a motion for SOPAN-X to join us in a coalition of the willing against the terrorists of the Oceanic Trade Federation.

    Together we can have peace!
     
  5. Double A

    Double A ♫We got the guillotine♫

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    EMPORER ADONIS :strength: DEFERS TO HIS :strength: FRIENDS WHO MADE THE BIG BOAT WITH HIM :strength::strength::strength:
     
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  6. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

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    From: Oceanic Trade Federation
    To: That Dumbo Zeimer


    This is nonsense. The Oceanic Trade Federation has sponsored neither of these groups. If we had, they would have entirely occupied your nation by now. The Oceanic Trade Federation calls upon the international community to recognise our superiority in all things and reject the obvious lies of this buffoon. Retract your claims or we will consider this an act of war.
     
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  7. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    Would you believe the lies of terrorism sponsors like the OTC? You are with us or against us. We can declare a war on terror if we have to. Order and peace can be only set if we have the terror sponsors to justice.
     
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  8. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

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    From: Oceanic Trade Federation
    To: You utter fools
    CC: Princess Sasithorn, Katsuyoshi Shogunate


    Very well. The Oceanic Combine will die by our mighty hands.

    We recognise Princess Sasithorn as the rightful Queen of Siam. Feel honoured by our recognition and our willingness to cooperate in military matters.
     
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  9. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    We have send a list that could have spared you; you just had to surrender some rotten apples instead of throwing the entire basket into the Pacific.

    I guess we have to restore order... we will declare a peacekeeping operation in the Trade Federation.
     
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  10. Reus

    Reus Polar Bear

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    Unforseen developments beyond our control have sullied what began as a good intent. Under this new circumstance, to continue the exercises would be dangerous and unwise. So unfortunately, we must cancel the exercises and pull out.

    We recommend all involved parties to do the same.

    (The Argentine Republic choses Option 1)
     
  11. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    In that case prepare our forces for New Guinea...
     
  12. Marcher Jovian

    Marcher Jovian Prince

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    The Oceanic Combine’s aggressive warmaking in Siam and joint attack with the People’s Temple against the Trade Federation renders any cooperative exercises with them utterly inappropriate at best and intensely dangerous at worst. The Caribbean chooses Option 1.
     
  13. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    I'm glad you dump this on us after orders lock. :crazyeye:
     
  14. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    THE ULTIMATUM OF THE MIGHTY GREAT SUÀN

    THE GREAT SUÀN HELPS GUARANTEE PEACE, PROGRESS, AND PROSPERITY
    IN ASIA AND BEYOND, AND IS RESPONSIBLE BY VIRTUE OF BEING POWERFUL
    WITH USING THAT POWER TO PROTECT THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD
    FROM THE CRIMINAL USURPATIONS OF THE ENEMIES OF THE FUTURE.

    RESOLVED

    THE GREAT SUÁN ISSUES THIS ULTIMATUM TO
    THE OCEANIC COMBINE.

    By the penstroke of the Lord Protector of the Ministries, and the Celestial Imperial Seal which is affixed, the Oceanic Combine is commanded to:

    Cease all correspondence and reject all political overtures and notions of support with any and all entities assuming any form of sovereignty over Thailand, and

    To withdraw any and all of its government agents operating within Thailand with the knowledge of the Oceanic Combine, and

    To withdraw any and all military personnel, and sell or destroy all physical assets otherwise stranded within Thailand immediately.

    REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH THIS ULTIMATUM,
    will result in a
    Declaration of War
    by the Great Suán upon the Oceanic Combine,
    with the express purpose of expelling the Oceanic Combine and its allies from the region.

    You have 24 hours.

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  15. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    The People's Temple will withdraw its demands of inspection of Hawaii and cooperation with the Combine.
     
  16. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    The Combine is questioning the leadership of China's wisdom: there are no Combine troops in Siam and our only prime issue was to ensure two members of the royal family were treated in legal humanity.

    If you attack us we will take it you then plan to invade Australia? We are going to have to call Argentina, who have a defence pact with...

    As for the Peoples Temple: how cowardly.
     
  17. Danwar

    Danwar Warlord

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    The Republic of Ethiopia shall declare that it is in the best interest of both sides of the conflict to resolve this without bloodshed, and, if need be and agreed upon by all sides, we are willing to act as unbiased mediators to ensure that a brutal war does not break out in the region.
     
  18. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

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    Crisis Update (3) – 2102

    Pact of Valparaíso in Crisis: SOPAN-X is just one of the initiatives put into threat by the Combine's belligerence. In secret negotiations, representatives of the Argentine Republic and the Oceanic Combine met Valparaíso in to create a comprehensive treaty of military, economic, scientific and political cooperation between the two powers. Representatives within the Argentinian government are concerned that treaty would obligate them to join in the Combine’s wars. The treaty could still be withdrawn at this point, but it would represent years of diplomatic work down the drain and would annoy a lot of powerful people in both countries. Perhaps it is time for renegotiation of the pact.

    @Reus @Ailedhoo
    OPTIONS:
    1. The treaty is no longer tenable. Burn those bridges. (+2 Fate Points for both the Argentine Republic and the Oceanic Combine, no bonuses from Pact of Valparaíso related actions, minor (2) stability consequence “Eloi Annoyed by Valparaíso Collapse” taken in both countries)
    2. It is time for emergency renegotiation. (+1 Fate Point the Argentine Republic and the Oceanic Combine, no bonuses from Pact of Valparaíso related actions, a good faith effort must be made to renegotiate the pact next turn or a penalty will occur)
    3. No renegotiation is needed. The treaty shall be signed. (The Pact shall be signed as is)
     
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  19. Reus

    Reus Polar Bear

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    From: Argentine Republic
    To: Oceanic Combine
    CC: Da Suan, Japan, Trade Federation, Thailand

    The Argentine Republic is concerned by the recent political developments in the Pacific. Within the span of just several days, poorly thought actions that was mainly perpetrated by the Combine leadership has culminated in a war with the Trade Federation. Furthermore, Combine's involvement in the Thai Crisis is pushing it to the brink of bringing it to a state of war with more countries. To add to the record, the Combine has also previously developed some level of animosity with Ethiopia in Africa.

    We feel that these actions by the Combine are not warranted, and it was completely fair for the other parties to take these as provocations.

    Argentina's basis for formulating the Treaty of Valparaíso was to advance the interests of both countries, in matters primarily concerning achieving regional security and fostering economic development. Yet, these actions by the Combine, that was done with little to no consultation with their supposed allies - is on the verge of causing the next World War rather than bringing security; and instead of economic development, we will be dragged into an extensive conflict that has little to do with us and would only prescribe trade and economic devastation.

    We will not be used as a card in your reckless adventures. Henceforth, we will render the agreement invalid unless the Combine shows moderation, restraint, and willingness to amend the mistakes that have been commited by agreeing to the following points:
    1. Disengage and deescalate from the conflict with the Trade Federation and find a path to the reestablishment of peace and status quo between the Combine and the Trade Federation.
    2. Agree with the ultimatum presented by Da Suan and disengage from further involvement in the Thai Succession Crisis. Any remaining issues and liabilities the Combine has left in Thailand after doing so should only be resolved via diplomatic means with the concerning parties.
    Only through the fulfillment of these points that we believe cooperation between our two countries can work.

    TL;DR: Argentina subscribes to Option 2 if the Combine is willing to adhere to the established points. Otherwise, opt for Option 1.
     
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  20. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    The Lord Protector of the Ministries of the Great Suàn sends personal commendations to the representatives from Argentina, for their clear-headed and clear-sighted counsel. We can only hope the Oceanic Combine agrees.

    @Ailedhoo : To the Oceanic Combine: Dispatch all your affiliations with the royal personages of Thailand. The issue does not concern you - we shall take the matter in hand if the need for that becomes apparent.
     
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