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Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Thorvald of Lym, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Robert Can't

    Robert Can't Éponine

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    Now we have stopped choking it is time to move on. So inspired were we by the elegant stopping of choking that have decided it simply must be the right time to begin the first round of tests ready for our lunar expedition. Along side this preparation must be made for the eventuality of motion - namely piloting.

    ACTION 1
    Test the rocket :splat:

    ACTION 2
    Recruit a pilot from the large number of able bodied men and women of the North East of England.
     
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  2. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    5 (3): At the very last second Caron dives down and you hit Bellator instead, sending him to the frigid wasteland of a continent nearly as unsuitable to his constitution as it would be a giant lizard's. Bellator suffers -5 defence and -3 hitpoints/turn from the hostile climate.

    1 (2): In a clumsy attempt to reset the agenda, Paris has managed to worsen neighbours' already-considerable suspicion of Majterre's motives. Meanwhile, Venezuela has personally attacked Ysbal as the "puppetmaster" behind a "Manx world domination conspiracy", going so far as to charge Majterre is secretly in league with the Psi Corps. Dark Artistry incurs a further -2 diplomacy penalty; the Volksreich, European Federation, Greece, Egypt and Chavezland gain +1 casus belli against you.

    6: It's as Artemis is preparing to embark at Marseille that she realizes sailing straight into the heart of enemy territory in the hope of arresting Jeanne with no actual force is a really, really bad idea. (Artemis is immobilized for one turn as travel plans are scrapped.)

    The Mediterranean coalition opens fire, but the volley goes wildly off the mark!
    ROLL TO DODGE!
    1 (1): A stray shell only barely misses Esther, who suffers 16 damage and is now concussed, penalizing all her actions -2! 19th, 20th and 21st Minotaur Battalions lose 7%, 8% and 7% strength from the bombardment and are now scattered, suffering -2 combat and -1 mobility, while Leon suffers 9 damage from errant debris.

    20 (18): She'll do better than that: the ACT is blessed with Righteous Crusade, gaining +2 to all rolls relating to combatting the Psi Corps for the duration of the war!

    7 (15): Coming in fresh, the bikers tear into the platoon's flank, blasting away 14% strength and penalizing its defence -2.

    20 (20): No need for a montage: he's already at one of the dig sites! Indy teams up with Pearl, conveying a +3 bonus to archaeology... as well as a fairly robust defence against any random Nazis they may encounter.

    2: While overseas call centres are perfect for haranguing frustrated customers in a labyrinthine trap of buck-passing and redirects such that barely a single percent will weather their complaint through to resolution, it turns out that is the very opposite of what you'd want when trying to run high-level functions at the state administrative level. -$25,000 personal funds; gain policy Your Call Is Important: -5% net revenue, -2 to administrative actions, +3 spy defence.

    14: In the chaos and confusion of America's fall to political extremism, you have emerged as a beacon of continuity to the most sacred of national institutions: an executive, legislature, and judiciary. Using a system of public fundraising known as "taxes", you're even able to maintain a state-wide network of services and utilities, as well as levy a permanent military to defend your territorial integrity.

    NATIONAL OUTLOOK

    Peace, Order, and Good Government:
    While America tears itself asunder over ideological rivalry, you are content to propagate the most universal form of government: purveyance of security and social structure to enable stable economic development. +1 stability, +1 domestic economy, +1 trade, -1 starting or joining a war.

    DRAMATIS PERSONÆ

    Trent Curtis (Red_Spy)

    66% approval
    +1 statecraft

    19: She hops aboard a government jet, ETA 1 turn. You're more than satisfied she'll be able to charm the other delegates however need be.

    3: You don't mean the same Teddy Roosevelt that won the Peace Prize for mediating the very war he helped set in motion, right? Regardless, as much as Cairo and Athens appreciate one of Majterre's precious few not!enemies trying to curb its behaviour, between the flooding, Crete, the summoning of literal demons, as well as unconfirmed rumours Esther is plotting vindictive black magic against the head of state of a neutral nation, the absolute minimum condition for a formal treaty either is willing to consider is now the complete relinquishment of the island to Greek control. Given Paris' recent statements, this is pretty much guaranteed to be a non-starter.

    5 (10): After a thorough comb of multiple dig sites, she concludes that Excalibur is not to be found in these premises.

    1 (1): How many times do we have to teach you this lesson, old man?! National industry grinds to a halt as too few resources are spread over too many projects. -$30 million; supply shortages worsen to -8 industrial production, -4 civilian happiness, -20% wealth taxable; construction time for all units is DOUBLED from original estimate!

    17 (15): Diverting course for Nouméa, the Revengeance concentrates fire on the Genetic Mutator, inflicting 12% damage.

    6: There is no propellant stored to power the engine.

    17: James Fulton, aerospace engineer by trade, Rebel Alliance cosplayer by passion, jumps at the chance to "put the 501st occupation of New Zealand in its place" and eagerly signs on to your project. Whether or not he realizes it's not a convention, his technical skill will certainly prove handy for your very real flight plan.

    The Hayekians bring their heavy guns to bear.
    ROLL TO DODGE!
    18 (+1 [Ascetic Virtues] +1 [Know the Mods, Know Thyself] +3 [Crowd favourite] -1 [HYK combat bonus] -3 [HYK Heavy Platoon combat bonus] = 19): The Prophet's sick moves utterly confound the Libertarian losers, scattering the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Volunteer Platoons and dealing 12% and 14% damage to the 4th and 5th Heavy Platoons, respectively. The outlying Evangelist Companies seize the opportunity to press their own attacks on the line's flank.
    ROLL TO DODGE!
    20 (+1 [Know the Mods, Know Thyself] +1 [flanking bonus] = 20): Suppressive fire further penalizes the 1st and 3rd Volunteers, who suffer -19% and -22% strength, respectively.



    News on the March


    Washington Surrenders!



    Outnumbered, outgunned, and with no relief in sight, government forces in Washington, D.C. have surrendered to the Namibian army, ending the vicious battle for the American capital. Under siege since the war began, the city suffered surprisingly minimal damage as the numerically superior Expeditionary Army routinely outmanoeuvred the defenders, launching surgical strikes on key objectives with unnerving precision. Indeed, most of the collateral damage was at the hands of the US Air Force, which attempted to carpet bomb the front line. While the Antonopoulos cabinet remains trapped in the White House, fighting in the city has ceased and the revolutionary flag now flies from the Capitol Building. This is a decisive victory for the Coalition.

    Namibia captures Washington, D.C.! $30 million state funds and $4029.66 wealth taxable transferred from United States to Namibia; -4200 population in D.C. and USA loses additional $490 wealth taxable from continued refugee outflow. USA 1st Marine Brigade, 2nd Mechanized Brigade and 7th Air Defense Battalion disarmed and made prisoners of war of Namibia; christos200 loses 15% approval and government forces suffer -2 morale for 10 turns. NMB 1st American Expedition, 2nd Bluecape Brigade gain +1 urban combat and reduced civilian casualties from combat experience.

    In related news, Redcap marauders southwest of Columbus have dispersed following sustained airstrikes, opening the possibility of an encirclement of the northeastern front. While the Ohio garrison was reluctant to push into neighbouring states for fear of overextension, the recent arrival of German troops in New York will doubtless encourage a more aggressive posture by the Bluecapes now that the southern front is secure.

    USA 2nd Redcap Battalion has been destroyed!

    Raid on Norfolk
    A daring raid on the USA's main naval base has yielded a windfall to Namibia. Virtually destroyed during the war against the Eternal Kingdom, the US Navy recalled its surviving vessels to the eastern seaboard for repair and refit that ended up suspended indefinitely as the economy collapsed and the Antonopoulos government shifted its limited budgetary priorities elsewhere. With the armed forces concentrated on the defence of the capital, Norfolk was left lightly-guarded; Bluecape raiders swiftly overpowered the garrison and reactivated the mothballed fleet, escaping with enough ships to organize three carrier task forces. However, the vessels are critically understaffed and most ships are still in need of extensive repairs to be combat-capable. According to intercepted transmissions, the Namibians also captured the USS Alaska with its ballistic payload intact; whether the socialists opt for peaceful coexistence or a Posadist endgame remains to be seen.

    NMB 3rd and 4th Bluecape Brigades reduced to 30% strength each; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Task Force, USS Alaska organized off the Virginian coast.

    Malcolm Granger Takes Command
    Stationed in Colorado at the outbreak of the war, Air Force General Malcolm Granger defected to the Denver rebellion following mounting dissatisfaction with Washington's mismanagement of the armed forces and nepotistic meddling in the chain of command. The subsequent uprising in Salt Lake City gave the rebels an air force, yet he was not placed in charge prior to JamesCaesar's demotion. With Denver's zone of control now stabilized, Granger has asserted himself Chief of the Air Force to co-ordinate support missions in the operation to secure the American midwest.

    USA 2nd Storm Biker Platoon disarmed and made prisoners of war of Sgt Pillar's Band.

    Meanwhile, rebel propagandists faced no resistance as they drove into Kansas City, where the populace welcomed an alternative to the Washington government's kleptocratic rule. A local militia is already organizing to guard the city against the ultranationalist militias now prowling the countryside.

    Sgt Pillar's Band captures Kansas City! $162 wealth taxable transferred from USA to Sgt Pillar's Band.

    Crete Turns Hot
    All attempts at mediation have failed and the Cretan crisis has formally come to blows. In suitably dramatic fashion, blockade vessels opened fire on the renegade dragon, but panic over Majterran incantations led to an uncoordinated attack that ended up shelling much of the battlefield to considerable collateral damage. The Empress herself was supposedly struck by a wayward salvo, but the dragon reportedly emerged unscathed. Moreover, the demonic beast that accompanied Esther's arrival has purportedly vanished completely—Europe holds its breath as it awaits Paris' next move.

    MAJTERRAN EVENT: Desperate Measures
    The recent escalation has put the capital in a tizzy as the various court factions bicker over a formal response. While even imperial councilors are now describing it as the "Cretan folly", Paris retains enough loyalty to the Empress that it will follow her lead—and as the situation rapidly deteriorates, drastic action is becoming much more palatable. The blockade’s overwhelming firepower has blown a serious hole in Majterre's thaumaturgic superiority complex: the Lay Council questions whether the empire is truly capable of confronting a modern military toe-to-toe, and is pressuring for the immediate rescue of the Empress, Crete be damned. Conversely, the nobility touts the original hard line and is pushing for full mobilization—if not to intimidate Athens and Cairo, then at least to prepare for the crusaders. Within the bureaucracy there are even whispers of a regency to reset diplomatic relations by taking Esther's dubious reputation out of the equation entirely.

    Emergency Evac: Too much blood has been spilled over Crete already, and the Empress' life is not worth the risk. By consolidating their skill, the realm's mages can invoke a mass teleport spell to bring Esther and her entourage back to the mainland, leaving Caron to the foreigners. Greece will almost certainly move to occupy the island, but it is not the hill upon which the Empire should die. +5% support for Lay Council; Esther Solomon and any specified units in Crete will be teleported to Paris; all Warlocks will be immobilized for several turns proportionate to total forces transferred.
    Weapon of Mass Distraction: Alternatively, teleportation spells could be used to break the blockade by literally moving the ships somewhere else, alleviating the immediate danger and buying time for Esther to resolve the situation at her leisure... but such intervention will be impossible to gaslight. +5% support for Warlock Council; Greek and Egyptian surface fleets will be displaced out of range of Crete; all Warlocks will be immobilized for several turns proportionate to the total distance. Athens and Cairo will consider this an act of aggression.
    Sound the Drum: The recent shelling is an act of war, not to mention an attempt on Esther's life! With few friends and enemies on all sides, the public has never been more galvanized for a fight... but neither have neighbour states. +5% support for Warlock Council, -5% support for Lay Council; Majterre declares war on Greece, Egypt and the Heretics' Crusade with bonus to initial levy; gain policy Castle Doctrine: +2 recruitment, +2 defence and +5 morale for 10 turns. This will alarm neighbour nations.
    Operation Unthinkable: Under the pretext that Esther has been incapacitated in the field, an emergency regency is enacted to negotiate a peaceful solution in the sovereign's name... but without her input. +5% support to Civil Service and Regional Governors; gain policy Regency Council: +6 diplomacy and Majterre will automatically begin negotiations to resolve the Cretan crisis, potentially under unfavourable terms. Empress Esther is reduced to default Personal Action for duration of the regency.
    The Empress' Prerogative: Magic is the solution to all problems, and the Empress' magic is the best of all. No effect.

    Islamic Jihal'QaISIS on the Defensive


    The latest flare-up of Middle Eastern terrorism looks to be doused even faster than the last. Rational
    defenders have deployed a ground-level EMP blast, knocking out much of the enemy's attacking vehicles which are now easy prey to coalition retaliation. Meanwhile, a Turkish landing on the coast has exposed Raqqa's flank, while the northern front retreats only barely fast enough not to be run over. Outnumbered and outgunned, the insurgents are unlikely to be able to hold the line for long. GG al-Baghdadi, no re.

    Namibian Forces Compromised over South Atlantic
    Namibian interception of Yuri's shuttle has encountered a major setback as a feint tricked the fighters into close-enough range for him to deploy his mind-bending abilities to turn the squadron on its allies. While the strain of controlling such a large group forestalls complete subversion of the air force, this may buy him enough time to flee the pursuit and regroup with his Congolese slaves.

    Yuri has brainwashed the NMB 2nd Fighter Squadron!

    The situation on the ground, however, is decidedly not in the Psi Corps' favour. The assault on the Falklands continues to stonewall, with British raiders sabotaging supplies to the freshly-landed tanks, while the battle of the Hume has encircled the 10th Initiates and may be poised to destroy them in detail. Meanwhile, the South Congolese incursion is rapidly crumbling, and with the imminent arrival of the Australian hero party Allied forces will be able to consolidate for Yuri's arrival.

    Custerfield Declines Psychic Summit
    Reykjavik's recent declaration that it could not afford to ignore the threat of Yuri had led to speculation that the country was finally prepared to become an international player. Alas, it appears the state's peculiar strain of radical neutrality will continue as the government declared it would not send a delegation to New York, even as observers. An official statement read the government "refuses to compromise [its] sovereignty, no matter how dire a crisis may appear." President of Europe Martin Schulz stated he was "deeply disappointed" in Custerfield's "continued contempt for even the most token gesture of good faith to the international brotherhood", although stated that if worst came to worst, Europe would not forsake the Icelanders out of petty spite. Remarks from other leaders were far less generous.

    Conversely, self-proclaimed Empress of the not!country Ái Kougyoku Ren stated she will lead a party to the UN, claiming first-hand experience in psychological warfare of this calibre. The royal entourage has departed from Qingdao and is expected to arrive within four turns.

    New Zealand is the New Venezuela
    As if to prove anything a socialist state fails at, a fascist fails harder, the Kiwi Empire's attempt to rectify its industrial overheat by heaping on further demand has effectively shut down its manufacturing base, as a massive factory expansion project has cannibalized its arms programme for no substantive return. With the labour pool drained to meet worker quotas, rumours of socialist agitation are spreading across the nation, while logistical planners warn material and manpower deficits are already eating into field supply stockpiles. Kiwi Empire suffers -2 economy, -2 stability, -3 defence v. socialist influence, and units will not automatically regain strength until the situation is ameliorated.

    KIWI EVENT: Supply and Demand
    While the government in Wellington has always preferred to go it alone, the economic crisis is now so severe that the junta is in agreement that outside intervention is necessary, and is prepared to fast-track a foreign trade agreement even if it means playing to a seller's market. Several countries have stepped forward offering to ease the burden of New Zealand's overtaxed industrial sector... but all come with a price beyond mere premium valuation.

    Svenskt Stål: South Sweden is offering to supplement the shortfall in raw materials at premium prices, in exchange for certain diplomatic guarantees related to the Scandinavian tension. This will be the most expensive gross deal, but will shave considerable time off assembly. Gain policy Swedish Favours: +3 trade with, -3 casus belli v. South Sweden, -2 diplomacy with the Sámi states, +5 casus belli v. aggression on South Sweden; South Sweden will dispatch raw materials convoys valued at $90 million, upon arrival supply shortages will end and production time for all current projects will be reduced 75% of original schedule. You will suffer a major diplomatic penalty if you fail to honour defensive obligations before the trade is completed
    Chinese Electronics: The telecom company Huawei is offering to produce the necessary electronics systems at competitive prices. While it assures you it is entirely independent of the Chinese government, there is reasonable concern Huawei components will feature backdoor protocols to enable surveillance by the PRC. People's Republic of China will dispatch military electronics convoys valued at $20 million, upon arrival supply shortages will be halved and production time for 3rd Star Destroyer and 5th Strike Fighter Squadron will be reduced 50% of original schedule; both units will suffer -3 electronic warfare v. People's Republic of China. The PRC may eventually reverse-engineer the technology.
    Outsource Assembly: In what it calls a "win-win paradigm", Faxum seeks to seize the opportunity to bootstrap its industrial base, offering local production facilities for the Star Destroyers in exchange for startup investment. Assembly will be temporarily interrupted as the hulls are moved offshore, but this will eliminate the strain on your own industry entirely. Gain policy Faxumite Contracting: $45 million transferred to Faxumite Empire, +5 trade and +2 diplomacy with Faxum and vice versa, -3 diplomacy with Egypt, can assign any current unit under construction to production in Djibouti as a free action; supply shortages reduced proportionate to outsourced production. Faxum will gain technical knowledge of anything it produces.
    The Godzone First: Made-in-NuZee problems deserve made-in-NuZee solutions. No effect.

    Emperor Augustus Reasserts Claims
    With the Mediterranean in crisis, Rome is reasserting its "rightful and legal claim" to the southern Italian peninsula, stating it will "brook no aggression" by foreign actors against the region. The declaration is considered an implicit statement of intent to formally annex the southern territories, which thus far have shown no explicit resistance to the presumptive Emperor. While Flavis Augustus' imperial rhetoric has caused some consternation in Cologne, the Kaiserin remarked that "the Italians are walking into their own backyard". No comment has been given on how this affects Rome's stance on Sicily, which recently allied with the Heretics' Crusade against the Majterran régime.


    Notes from the GM

    Two updates in a season? I'm on fire this year! :devil: Might have been faster but the mouse glitch I mentioned last time has gotten steadily worse. Hopefully I'll have it fixed within the week.

    On that note, orders due Friday the 16. Minor Diplomacy Post to follow later today. People that got Events, remember to actually answer.
     
  3. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    FROM: Volksreich der Frau
    TO: Feministische Vereinigung des Kommunistisch–Internationalistischen Namibia
    SUBJECT: Situation in Europe
    Hi Megan!

    As Namibia is no doubt aware, Paris is making itself something of an international nuisance and we do not expect the recent events in Crete to defuse the situation. While the Volksreich will only consider open war as a last recourse, with all of Europe potentially at risk from Majterre's reaction, our status as the continent's anchor is sure to be tested and I am due to authorize a general state of alert-readiness in anticipation of a general conflict erupting. As allies with Namibia I felt compelled to notify you in advance; any support you wish to offer will of course be greatly received, however at this stage the government feels we can contain the fallout ourselves, and does not believe a formal request for aid will be necessary.

    I have received word our expeditionary force has arrived in New York City. It has been instructed to coordinate with Namibian command however you best see fit. I'm sorry it couldn't have reached you sooner, but I'm glad to hear you managed to take Washington with minimal difficulty.

    Your comrade-in-arms,
    Terra


    Psychic Summit

    Greater Joseon:
    We will be dispatching an expeditionary army to the South Pacific in short order. In consultation with Manchuria, we will also be providing logistical support to its own expeditionary division for the duration of the conflict. It is our understanding Beijing will also be sending a contingent of its own.

    Republic of China:
    We are dispatching the 1st Army Aviation Corps to assist in the liberation of the South Pacific from Psi Corps domination.

    People's Republic of China:
    We will be deploying a division-size intervention force against Yuri's occupation of the Pacific Islands.

    Moscow:
    For the glory of international Socialism, we have instructed the Far East district to deploy a volunteer brigade to combat the traitor Yuri.
     
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    NinjaCow64 Thought Bubble Thinker Supporter

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    To: Greater Joseon, Republic of China, People's Republic of China, Moscow
    From: Australian Capital Territory

    As a group who is (unfortunately) well acquainted with Yuri's shenanigans, we kindly request that you send your forces towards Nouméa. Nouméa is the location of one of two of Yuri's superweapons (the Genetic Mutator) and it is the closest to being fully charged. We really don't want to find out what happens when it is fully charged. If you can help New Zealand deal with the Genetic Mutator, we can focus our efforts on the Psychic Dominator, which we believe we can disable with Servant-based shenanigans.
     
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    1) "COMRADES! RIDE ON! FOR SABER IS WITH US!!!" - With the divine power of Saber at their backs, those fighting in the Battle for the Hume Highway (i.e those currently engaging the PSI 10th Initiate Battalion and the 10th Light Tank Platoon) perform an epic charge against the 10th Initiate Battalion and the 10th Light Tank Platoon and cause them to be utterly obliterated.

    2) Send the 1st Fighter Wing to assist New Zealand's airforce in bringing down those UFOs.

    3) The Australian Capital Territory is super concerned about the two superweapons that Yuri is currently charging up, even more concerned about those than the fact that Sydney is currently occupied (although that is among many of our priorities). We are hoping that a joint international effort to attack Nouméa will stop the Genetic Mutator, currently nobody is trying to stop the Psychic Dominator. To rectify this, the Saberist Priesthood will conduct a long-range Servant Summoning ritual to summon the one and only Da Vinci-chan to sabotage the Psychic Dominator. Considering she is one of the servants most heavily associated with the Chaldea Security Organisation (which is located in Antarctica) and she is a literal genius at all things involving machines, there hasn't been as thematically appropriate summoning this game since Jeanne D'Arc (Alter) I'm just saying.
     
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  6. J.K. Stockholme

    J.K. Stockholme Right Opposition

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    1. Privatize the military. In an effort to make the national military more effective a fighting force, we will be privatizing large segments of the official military by auction (and taking that money into the state treasury). The newly privatized firms will be expected to compete with one another for contracts with our government (and other governments around the world), in the hopes of making the Caribbean the world's leading supplier of niche private military expertise. Also, Mr Stockholme with inside knowledge that this will happen (since he's is after all the president) will make sure he has a sizable purchase made ahead of the other auctioneers to add to his personal business empire.
     
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    Robert Can't Éponine

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    It only required a brief moment of pondering for the intrepid space adventurers to realise a solution to their fuel problem - Revenge. Surely there is nothing better for fuelling our ambitions than revenge. Unfortunately it turned out that the cake and cup of tea which had earlier tried to choke our dear captain are now nowhere to be seen so revenge against them is not a viable option.
    One member of the crew - our incredible pilot - does have revenge on the mind though and this could be just the opportunity necessary to provide sufficient fuel for the journey to the moon. However, in order to harness this powerful drive for revenge the adventurers will have to travel to the other side of the world!

    ACTION 1

    Robert Can't and James Fulton will leave the spaceship in the loving hands of our newly appointed chief engineer Susan Susanovich as they hop into their battered old Trabant 601 to begin their epic cross-continental journey. They will begin to DRIVE TO NEW ZEALAND.

    ACTION 2

    Being, as he is, a Citizen of Ireland Robert Can't will write to the Irish government telling them that as a Citizen of Ireland he requests the aid of his Home Country in pursuing a quest of revenge against the Kiwi Empire.
     
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    poketwo Warlord

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    IT IS TIME FOR THE RETURN OF MINIMALISM!
    LET DICE RAIN FROM THE SKIES AND DESTROY THE NONBELIVERS WHOM DARE OPPOSE OUR SIMPLIFIED ROLLS!
     
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    Although we don’t see eye-to-eye religiously, it would be super great if you targeted Yuri first. He really sucks. Pretty sure he wants to eliminate dice entirely.
     
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    Majterre is in a dire situation: we must bring things under control.

    The 1st step to control is time and we cannot have time with hostile ships shooting at Crete. Weapon of Mass Distraction: if possible move the navies of Egypt and Greece to the Great Victoria Desert if possible, so to deny hostile fleet engagement against our isle while at the same time not harming the crew. We feel also the ships would make nice decoration for the Australian desert. Naturally this will not please the nationalistic forces of Egypt and Greece; we will prepare.

    Anyhow: to rolling orders.

    1) in her state of confusion and desperation the Empress will create a rift that would enable the forces of Chaos, leaded by Louisa Ferre, to this reality. Perhaps they may prove the aid needed to counter the problems of Majterre and the World? Potential aid also against Yuri...

    2) Bellator will teleport himself to Al-Kharṭūm—Baḥrī—Umm Durmān to help the Faxum Empire against its rebellion by engaging in combat against Corpoate Faxum; this should encourage our ally, Tani, to turn to our aid.

    3) order the training of warlocks in Marseille to help prepare counter the upcoming struggle with the Heretics Crusade.
     
  11. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall High Elven Ghost Agent

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    To: Robert_Can't
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    I ask you that you cease this senseless desire to peruse revenge against our nation. Unless you are unaware, . The more you seek to harm us, the more you are allowing Yuri to win. Cease this senseless action at once, or you will face severe consequences. We do not see eye-to-eye, but i'd be super great if you'd targeted Yuri instead of me.
     
  12. Red_Spy

    Red_Spy Surprised

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    Republic of Country Orders:

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    President Trent Curtis will announce a new plan in a major speech given in Capital to streamline the bureaucracy of Country by consolidating several departments that cover similar areas while also expanding them as to better respond to any requests, crises, and other activities that said departments cover.
     
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    GenMarshall High Elven Ghost Agent

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    With that out of my system....time for the orders.

    Action 1: Train up A Battalion of Storm Commandos for use in covert operations.

    Action 2:
    Intensify forward firepower onto the Mutator!

    Given the limited choices that I have that won't cripple myself and doesn't involve any of my techs falling into foreign hands. I'm gonna have to end up taking the Svenskt Stål option. Though diplomacy is in order to give my staff an update on the world situation outside Oceania.

    To: Sweden
    From: Kiwi Empire

    As you are aware, that both the Australian Capital Territory, the Khmer Effervescent Thalassocracy, and the Kiwi Empire are currently battling against Yuri. Given our isolationist past, we are unaware of the situation between Sweden and the Yuri Crisis and we would like to know if South Sweden would be willing to join up in the coalition against Yuri.
     
  14. e350tb

    e350tb Stupendously Illogical Englishman

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    To: Volksreich der Frau, Majterre, Egypt, the Crusaders
    CC: Ireland, Namibia, any interested European, Middle-Eastern or North African parties

    A general European war over Crete is not in anybody's interest. I therefore propose a summit on neutral territory, perhaps in Dublin, to sort the matter out before the lamps go out all over Europe and so on. We are prepared to invite Namibia as a major ally of the Volksreich, as well as any other states in the region who have interest in this matter.

    We do not want the violence in North America to be repeated here, or indeed anywhere in the world. Peace and railway construction for all.

    Yours,
    The Prime Minister

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    To: The ACT

    If we find the sword, we'll let you know.

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    Action One: We must support the garrison in Port Stanley! Task Force Turner will immediately turn south to relieve (or as it may be, liberate) the islands.

    Action Two: Excalibur is somewhere, god damn it! Keep looking. If it's not in Tintagel, try Wales.

    Action Three: Send Lapis on towards Langley, see if we can't do some damage to Christos there. Maybe even find some Agency secrets!
     
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    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    Majterre welcomes the summit and efforts to counter conflict.
     
  16. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    FROM: South Sweden
    TO: Kiwi Empire
    SUBJECT: RE: Prerequisites to international intervention
    We refer Wellington to our official position as elucidated at the United Nations. Provided Wellington honours its obligations, we will be able to investigate commitment of a task force to overseas operations.


    FROM: Volksreich der Frau
    TO: Kingdom of Britain
    SUBJECT: Eleventh-hour conference
    We applaud Britain's tireless effort to preserve some modicum of political stability within the continent. As the Volksreich is most definitely on the line for any containment operations that would arise from out-and-out belligerence, we implore all affected parties to take this opportunity to reach a mutually agreeable solution.

    Terra I

    FROM: Egypt
    TO: Kingdom of Britain
    CC: Majterre
    SUBJECT: One last desperate lifeline
    Britain's desperate attempt to prevent its ally from committing ritual suicide is misguided but commendable, and we will honour the invitation. This is Majterre's last chance to demonstrate it is willing to negotiate in good faith. Pray it isn't squandered.

    FROM: Ireland
    TO: Kingdom of Britain
    SUBJECT: International summit
    We are prepared to act as host for this conference.

    FROM: European Federation
    TO: Kingdom of Britain
    SUBJECT: Emergency intervention
    It is reassuring to know London remains committed to continental peace. With your permission, the European Federation will send an observer delegation to the summit. Majterre seems to have done everything it can to paint itself a rogue actor, and we hope this intervention will finally turn the ship around before the Demons of the Twentieth Century are borne fresh upon the shoulders of the Demons of the Twenty-First.


    Martin Schulz
    President, European Federation

    FROM: Greece
    TO: Kingdom of Britain
    CC: Majterre
    SUBJECT: Majterran Rescue Committee
    Britain's noble soldiering on against such hopeless odds is admirable. We will afford Paris this opportunity to prove it is committed to peace.

    FROM: Tani I, Emperor of All Faxum, King of the Effeduppage
    TO: Esther Solomon, Empress of Majterre
    SUBJECT: Peace in our time?
    Your Grace,

    Far be it from me to presume expertise over what is best for your own realm, but should this proposed summit come to fruition, I strongly encourage you to consider the interests of all sides in your negotiations. While we remain in the moral right, of course, it is dangerous to be so vocal when rival governments are wrong. Discretion is the better part of valor, after all, and a tactical retreat now may yet carry the war in the long run.

    Your friend vorever more,
    Tani I

    P.S.: I couldn't help noticing Leon-boo has not yet received medical attention. Remember: a stitch in time saves nine.

    FROM: Novus Imperiumvs Romanorumvs
    TO: Kingdom of Britain, Empire of Majterre, Volksreich der Frau, Greece, Egypt
    SUBJECT: Escalating tensions
    Rome has no immediate stake in this dispute and trusts the countries to be able to settle it themselves, We warn, however, that foreign aggression against Roman lands, however incidental, will not be tolerated.

    First Citizen Flavius Augustus

    FROM: Heretics' Crusade
    TO: Kingdom of Britain
    SUBJECT: Deus Vult
    We're on a mission from God.

    FROM: Hugo Chávez
    TO: Kingdom of Britain
    SUBJECT: The definition of insanity
    You are wasting your time if you think the criminal empire that belches sulphur is interested in settling its dispute with words. I guarantee you the talks will have barely started before Paris will demonstrate its contempt. Just make sure all attendees are several rungs removed from national leadership. I should hate to learn Europe's heads of state had all disappeared under mysterious circumstances...
     
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  17. Robert Can't

    Robert Can't Éponine

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    "Curses! The sovereign nation of the Kiwi Empire has somehow learned of an incredibly secret plan to enact non-specific revenge upon them made by, us, a group of lunar explorers mostly unknown outside of the Brony community and have decided to act upon this knowledge by sending us a communique about a perceived greater threat!"

    "So who is this Yuri?"

    "I have no idea James - keep driving."
     
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    From: NinjaCow64, Prime Minister for Life of Canberra, on a helicopter
    To: All of Europe and any other interested parties in the Majitera Conflict


    Firstly I’d like to thank the Kingdom of Great Britain for their commitment to keep us Saberists in the loop in regards to the search for Excalibur. We Canberrans consider Great Britain to be a true friend due to our shared cultural heritage of Saberism and due to Great Britain’s stabilising prescence on Europe and the world. However, as a friend we feel it like it is our responsibility to intervene when our friends are making a poor relationship choice and look I’m just going to say it - Harry should seriously consider getting a divorce.

    Hugo Chavez is right - everyone should take security, especially magical security, as paramount importance at this summit if it goes ahead. Knowing Magiterra they’ll summon a demon portal above Dublin (possibly on accident, possibly on purpose) and said demons will end up eating everyone. Dublin and other nations should heavily invest in magical security for this conference.

    Even if that happens, I don’t think that this conference should go ahead without assurances given by Majiterra. While I think that the Kingdom of Great Britain proposed this conference entirely in good faith, Majiterra has not shown any desire to negotiate in good faith. For [tier-2 swear word]ing sake they’re planning to teleport the entire Egyptian and Greek navies to the Great Victorian Desert, simultaneously sabotaging my efforts to combat the greatest threat to human civilisation since climate change and escalating tensions in Europe to a fever pitch. Even Fauxum, one of the two natioms that don’t despise you at this point, tried to convince you not to do that! Also in private correspondence with Majiterran representatives, they said that they would rather (and I quote) “turn the Medditerranian into lava rather than surrender Crete”.

    Why am I saying this? Well, Majiterra has repeatedly threatened to use the notoriously unreliable magic to transform me into a minotaur. While I might be willing to experiment under usual circumstances, knowing your magic it would likely go horribly wrong and also I’m TRYING TO SAVE ALL OF [tier-2 swear word]ING CIVILISATION HERE! Even more unforgivably they directly insulted Saber in private correspondence. While I am happy to shoulder some of the blame over the chaos in Europe (I did summon Jeanne Alter after all) and I understand why they’re pissed off at me, Majiterra has been hilariously diplomatically incompetent in this whole debacle to the point where I don’t want to help them out at all. I didn’t want to get involved in this European mess but frankly Majiterra is acting as a useful idiot for Yuri at this point and its becoming more and more intolerable every turn.

    But I’m a big believer in giving people last chances. I’m bolding the important bit. Unless Majiterra agrees to an immediate ceasefire of all military and magical operations with Greece and Egypt, I will be forced to take all of the following actions: 1) Boycott the peace conference 2) Recognise Majiterra as illegal occupiers of Crete 3) Expell all Majiterran diplomatic staff 4) Expell all Majiterran citizens unless they apply for refugee status and/or declare their loyalty to Jeanne Alter 5) Recognise the Heretic’s Crusade as the only legitimate government of France and Jeanne Alter as the legitimate leader of France. We would encourage all sensible nations to do the same if Majiterra fails to meet our very basic demands.
     
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  19. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    Canberra gets +10 to all rolls this turn for invoking sustained laughter.

    (Not really, just thought I'd highlight my appreciation. :cool:)
     
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