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  1. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    The Erakat Caliphate Year 2150 Population: 1,059,500 Shipyards: 7, 4 Shadows surrounded Nassef Erakat. The Ar’Gakari, the Xenos, the Infidel… his own family. Regardless, the Caliph knew he had a nation to run and saw these efforts through in 2150. In the Grand Shipyard, he oversaw the construction of and completion of a grouping of four colony ships. Once again, the Caliph found himself preparing for the worst. 100,000 Eadni were conscripted to fill out these colony ships and prepare for a journey. This core group of Eadni would form the backbone of a new state, should something go awry. Salman Erakat is tasked with leading this new force and is appointed Sultan of the Kingdom of Amal, a new Eadni client state composed of the people of these four ships. The ships are given a designated area relatively out of the way and, to much ceremony, are sent off. They are celebrated as the guarantee that no matter what happens on Amal, Eadni culture would live on. Though the journey would begin in 2151, much of the resources are allocated now for the journey. The Eadni knew war well. They also knew war’s consequences. Their last great conflict left them defenseless and without hope. This new effort would ensure their continued survival. AP Expenditures & Actions Available AP: 58 - Given the massive increase in population combined with the loss of a colony ship to the Ar’Gakari, four new colony ships are produced this year[16]. - The construction of four new destroyers are completed this year in the Grand Shipyard to supplement the growing fleet. [12] - The first Carrier in the Reformed Navy is completed this year and is supplemented by the construction of a new bomber wing consisting of 200 Bombers [8]. - A down payment is made on the loan this year to the Silver Knights with the remainder to be paid next year. This is simply a declaration of intent to pay the rest in good faith [10]. - Research continues on an entirely new class of ship, the Leviathan. Commander Hussein Al Noor heads the engineering team developing the project, and right now the chief focus is on integrating various new and innovative technologies into a ship of such a scale [6]. - To supplement the new class of ship and a reformed navy, research begins on practically applying ribalite. As of right now, the resource appears rather… useless. The Eadni hope to change that - quickly [5]. - 100 Fighters are produced [1] The Ar’Gakari are made an enticing offer, if they’d even be willing to hear it.
  2. The Age of Mysteries [RP]

    The Republic of Venice 1493 Treasury: 43,250 Income: 14,900 Navy: 20 Galleys, 10 Carracks, 9 Galleons Army: 15,000 Infantrymen; 20 Cannons --- The year of 1493 for Venice is a rather dull one with the Doge choosing a year of build up rather than activity. Plans were laid out for a more ambitious year, but alas, the Doge chose to hold off rather than risk potentially losing newly acquired territory. In more exciting news though, the Venetian explorer Maximiliano Aquilero sets out to explore the New World beneath a Venetian Banner. He is instructed to establish a colony there upon arrival. His expedition starts in Venice, but takes a brief stop in Porto, Portugal for a few months to retool and relax before actually embarking on the transatlantic journey toward the West Indies. Military Actions The posturing along the Bosnian border ends. It was hoped that some gains might come out of harassing them, but seeing as they did not back down, the Venetians instead back off after a year of empty threats. Purchases and Investment 2000 - Venetian Bureaucrats are deployed en masse to the newly acquired Italian provinces. Much is made about the reunification of Italian peoples and by all means the Venetians are benevolent overlords. Several local families are recruited to help lead the new Venetian efforts. 3000 - Continued improvements are made in Navigation. This year, a focus is made on establishing a school in Venice proper. It will be the Barbarigo School of Navigation. 3000 - Continued investment is made into integrating a small group of infantry with the navy in the form of soldiers who specialize in fighting right off a naval landing. Practice battles are staged along the Croatian coast for the sake of these improvements. 5000 - Another pair of mines are prospected and established in the mountains of Friuli along the Austrian border. 5000 - 5,000 more infantrymen are recruited to the Venetian Army. 6000 - Maximilliano Aquilero is hired to follow the path of Columbus and to claim land for the Republic of Venice. 8500 - 5 Galleys are added to the Venetian Navy 32,500 TOTAL SPENT - Diplomatic Actions Ties with the Roman Empire are strengthened with a full Venetian delegation setting out for Constantinople near the end of the year. A similar action occurs in Portugal. Custom Technologies - Venetian Naval Innovations [2 Invested] - Improved Navigation [1 Points; 2,000 Invested]
  3. The Age of Mysteries [RP]

    The Republic of Venice Treasury: 90,000 Income: 9,000 Navy: 20 Galleys, 10 Carracks, 9 Galleons Army: 10,000 Infantrymen; 20 Cannons --- The discovery of the New World sent the Venetian Republic into a frenzy. Concerned members of the aristocracy immediately moved to advise the Doge, offering opinions as far ranging as one might imagine. Some pressed him to ignore the discovery completely, instead focusing on consolidating trade in the Eastern Mediterranean that already aptly filled the coffers of the Venetians. Others advised taking far more direction action on these new developments. These men especially stressed the importance of not lagging behind in these developments lest Venice fall to the wayside in global affairs. The Doge ultimately decided in favor with the latter, choosing to pursue these new developments. Criers were sent out across Western Europe in an attempt to bring explorers to the Venetian fold. Not neglecting the concerns of the other patricians though, the Doge took rather decisive actions during the year 1492. Acting upon the naval superiority of the Republic, the Venetians began conducting exercises in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, harassing Neopolitan and Aragonese vessels and seizing [small amounts] resources from them as ‘taxation’. These acts are meant to begin to emphasize the competence of the Venetian Navy and ensure their readiness in the case of conflict. In a similar act, a large portion of the Venetian Army is sent to the border with Bosnia. In a blatant act of militarism, the Bosnians are threatened with war and are offered the opportunity to retain a fair amount of independence should they submit to the will of the Doge in Venice. The parts of the Venetian Navy not engaged in the Adriatic and Ionian seas raid the Bosnian coastline as well. Military Actions The Venetian Navy conducts exercises off the coast of Naples, avoiding any direct confrontation but making their presence known. [15 Galleys, 8 Carracks, 7 Galleons] The Venetian Navy begins raiding Bosnian ports and trading posts. [5 Galleys, 2 Carracks, 2 Galleons]. Along the border with Bosnia, the Venetian Army is preparing for a coordinated assault. War is threatened with the Bosnians. [12,000 Infantry, 15 Cannons] A formal military alliance is extended to the Roman Empire. A formal military alliance is extended to the Kingdom of Portugal. Purchases and Investment 1,000 - Training and funding Venetian Exercises in the Adriatic and Ionian Sea, ensuring combat Readiness 1,000 - Training and readiness exercises for both new and veteran Venetian troops while exercising along the Bosnian border 2,000 - Increased integration between the Venetian Army and Navy are explored, namely a force specializing in amphibious invasions. A great amount of research is done on this tactic [Marine Specialization]. 5,000 - Infantrymen are recruited and deployed 5,000 - Two mines are constructed along the Coast of Friuli. 2,000 - More research into the concept of Improved Navigation is conducted 20,000 - The construction of a Grand Shipyard [The Venetian Arsenal] [Conditional 1,000] - Gold is offered to willing explorers who might be interested in conducting exploration in the New World on behalf of Venice. Diplomatic Actions The following nations are offered Trade Partnerships: The Roman Empire The Kingdom of Aragon The Kingdom of Portugal The Duchy of Milan The Papal State The Kingdom of Aragon is offered the opportunity to negotiate, without conflict, for the transfer of provinces in the Kingdom of Naples in exchange for Gold or conditional resources later on. Military exercises continue along the coast of Naples though. A relationship is offered to the Kingdom of Hungary [mod]. Most of it is contingent on the division of the North-West Balkans between the two powers, as well as a way to check the Habsburgs in Austria. The Kingdom of Portugal is approached regarding the purchase of a space from which they can base Venetian vessels and crews in Porto in the north of the country. The Venetians are interested in using this port as a hub for potential expeditions into the New World. Custom Technologies - Venetian Naval Innovations [2 Invested] - Improved Navigation [1 Invested]
  4. The Age of Mysteries [OOC]

    Venice - “A quest for gold” Venice gains 1 additional trade partner. 2 / 7 / 9 / 3 Nation: The Republic of Venice Ruler: Doge Agostino Barbarigo Army: 10,000 Infantry, 20 Cannons Navy: 20 Caravels/Galleys, 10 Carracks, 9 Galleons Desired technology from investment: "Venetian Naval Innovations" [Investment of 2] - Improved speed and range on all ships of the Venetian Fleet. Recognizing the need for Venice to continue expansion in order to move out of the shrinking Mediterranean Market, ships are being designed to go faster, farther, and take more from the elements than ever before. "Improved Navigation" [Investment of 1] - Investing into improving maps, hiring explorers, and significantly bolstering research into increasing the capabilities of Stargazers and navigators, complimenting the innovations being made to the physical capabilities of the Venetian fleet. Short background on the nation (more details for North American tribes): Doge Agostino Barbarigo grew more and more concerned with his legacy with each passing year. As time beat ceaselessly onwards, the Doge could not help but wonder what the discovery of the New World meant for his Republic. The opportunities for trade and wealth there were vast, but would pursuing new interests there hinder the already fragile state of Venetian trade in the Mediterranean? The critical question of the Doge's reign was whether or not he could balance both of these interests, or if he would abandon one in favor of the other. In 1492 though, all Doge Barbarigo was concerned with was growth. Having acquired Cyprus in 1489, Barbarigo recognized the need for a relationship of some kind with the Turks or otherwise he may find his interests in the Eastern Mediterranean in jeopardy. The Byzantines intrigued the Doge, but he had no interest in disrupting the Greek territories he already held.
  5. The Age of Mysteries [OOC]

    Reserved for Venice
  6. 1000 A.D. (OOC)

    Respectfully; 1 & 2) That's your mistake. The Australians are literally more ass backwards than the Mayans, their civilizations is not much past sticks and stones. For them to advance to the point of island hopping is... ridiculous. 3) Sounds like laziness on your end. There are competing Mayan cities, I didn't take "Mayans" broadly, but a single city state. You can fight back against all you want. 4) I have no intention of staying on just my continent :)
  7. 1000 A.D. (OOC)

    if ur gonna let australian **** tribes in, might as well lemme run around central america. aborigines literally so much less civilized then the maya. ur missing out dawg
  8. 1000 A.D. (OOC)

    Application Country/Tribe: The City of Chichen Itza Leader: Tlayolotl Itzamatul [Heart of The Earth who has The Grace of the Skies] Population: 120,000 History: A bustling city in the Northern Maya lowlands, the city of Chichen Itza has become a sprawling metropolis for a dying civilization. As Mayan civilization continues to decline further to the south, Chichen Itza is continuing its rise in the relatively peaceful North. It currently borders two neighbors, Yaxauna and Coba, both of which have been struggling as of late. Chichen Itza has become quite the multi-cultural hub as of late with immigrants from both Central Mexico and refuges from Southern Mexico continue to move toward it with the hope of finding better lives there. Do you have Discord?: Yeah, but I ain't gonna use that so just add me on Skype or something.
  9. 1000 A.D. (OOC)

    Nah bruh if people can be Australian tribes I want to be fuckin mayans The mayans are DOPE
  10. 1000 A.D. (OOC)

    can i be the mayans
  11. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    The Erakat Caliphate Year 2149 Population: 754,500 Shipyards: 7, 3 Fahd Erakat leaned against the soft cushion jutting out from the otherwise rough mahogany surface in front of him. He wagged his finger in the air, motioning to the Maltese-human bartender on the other side of the dim room on the Maltese homeworld. The man moved briskly over to the Crown Prince of the Erakat Caliphate, “What’ll it be this time?” “Another one of those Manhattan Ice Teas…” The Crown Prince mumbled. It was one of his first times drinking alcohol; a banned substance in Eadni space. Fahd needed it though, the death of his lover at the hands of his father affected him far more than he let on publicly and this new substance seemed like an effective way to cope, or at least that’s what the Maltese manservant said. ---- Salman Erakat once again found himself in that lonely golden corvette, zipping through the void to do more of his decrepit father’s business. He couldn’t help but lament his time in the infidel’s space, their vile haram and incompetence disgusted him. This trip at least partially excited him though - it was his first time traveling outside the Milky Way. ---- A junior officer stumbled into Commander Hussein Al Noor’s office only to find the engineer’s head resting softly atop his desk, his right cheek pressed against a stack of mechanical blueprints. Behind him through a massive window, the Grand Shipyard hummed with activity in the bustling orbit over Amal. This wasn’t a new sight to the junior officer, Ezedeen Reem. Without ceremony, the young officer exited the room and prepared the Commander’s typical morning meal: Arabian Coffee with dates, Shakshuka, and Nan with chocolate and honey. The coffee’s aroma coaxed the exhausted Commander out of his napping but not before he subconsciously began to drool over the first paper in the massive stack. Seeing moisture gather over his sketches, Hussein jolted back in his chair, roughly thumbing over the wet spot in an effort to preserve the geometric equations, images, and technical readouts. “Sabah al Khair, Commander...” Midshipman Ezedeen nodded respectfully before setting down the tray in front of the Commander and beside the stack of papers. “Ahlan, Ezedeen.” Hussein sighed, scooting his seat up closer to the edge of the table to avoid spilling any of the chocolate on his already filthy uniform. “What time is it?” “Ahhh….” The junior officer quickly checked his wrist implant, “It’s 6am, Commander.” Ezedeen paused, stepping closer over the desk and looking over the documents. “Why do you insist on doing your work on paper Commander?” “It keeps me focused, I get too distracted otherwise Ezedeen. You’d be prudent to do the same.” Hussein took a long sip from the coffee, looking over his work from the previous evening. “I made a lot of progress last night on the reactor core of the Leviathan, I’m interested in seeing how these designs will perform in today’s simulation experiments.” AP Expenditures & Actions Available AP: 112 - An expansion to the Western Shipyard on the frontier of Eadni space is made this year, bolstering the production capacity of the Eadni once more. This is another prong of the massive rearmament project commissioned by the Admiralty in 2146 [10]. - In accordance with that same rearmament project, a massive fleet order is put in to the Grand Shipyard at Amal. Two heavy cruisers, three light cruisers, seven destroyers, eleven Frigates, and twelve corvettes are built and commissioned into the fleet by the end of the year. Manpower is produced in droves to supplement such another massive increase in fleet capabilities [89]. - Already scheduled for an upgrade since its inception, resources are spent to upgrade the B4-M3 “Sandstorm” bomber to a far more capable variant [5]. - Research continues on an entirely new class of ship, the Leviathan. Commander Hussein Al Noor heads the engineering team developing the project, and right now the chief focus is on integrating various new and innovative technologies into a ship of such a scale [5]. - To supplement the new class of ship and a reformed navy, research begins on practically applying ribalite. As of right now, the resource appears rather… useless. The Eadni hope to change that - quickly [3]. - A joint Union diplomatic mission is sent to the Slavic Federation (encounter please). - The Erakat Caliphate announces its existence to the rest of the galaxy and declares that it will no longer associate itself, or the Union of the Lily of the Crescent at large, with the Human Coalition. They shall be considered a neutral party and invite all alien nations to trade and interact with them. - L.S.A.A., a large private corporation based out of Amal, continues to sell its goods while finally acknowledging its true origins. Business as usual for the fake clones. The Darkul are once again contacted to continue sales as well as the Backhatta. Given the effectiveness of LSAA bombers against the Ymorians, the Ymorians are contacted and asked if they would be interested in buying their own bombers and fighters to counter the Darkul, and vice versa. So continues the life of a merchant of death. - Eadn colonizes a new system, this one to the southwest, near the edge of the galactic frontier. - Exploration takes place (encounter please).
  12. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    The Union of the Lily & The Crescent Anno Domini MMCXLVIII سنة ٢١٤٨ As the Erakat Caliphate prepares to once again embrace the galactic community, it finds a friend in the Maltese Holy Reign. In the days prior to the fall of the Holy Kingdom, collaboration between the Eadni and Maltese made possible various diplomatic and technological advances impossible for either nation, or any other human state for that matter, to complete on their own. Because of the incredible bond forged between these two peoples through both war and peace, the Erakat’s saw fit to select the Maltese as the Caliphate’s chief partner in introducing themselves once again to humanity, and with the collapse of relations with the rest of the Interstellar Accord, the Habsburgs turned to the Caliphate to become its greatest ally once again. --- Pillars of the Union I. Mutual Defense Both nations pledge to defend one another in the case of conflict whether the threat human or alien. The full naval forces of both nations stand primed to strike in defense of the new Union. II. Trade Partnership For the first time since the collapse of the Holy Kingdom, the Caliphate will begin openly trading with a human nation. Maltese ships will be given access to Caliphate controlled regions and transport goods freely between the Caliphate and Maltese space, and vice versa. III. Research Collaboration While no requirements shall be decreed about technology sharing, projects between Maltese and Eadni researchers are encouraged and will be well funded by both governments. This research spans all fields with no special focus given to any sector. IV. Religious Dialogue Despite doctrinal differences between the state religions of Malta and Eadn, religious leaders from both nations decided to maintain strong dialogue and education on the respective religions of their peoples. This includes frequent conferences, open religious debate, and thorough discussion about Abrahamic religion’s place in the twenty-second century. V. Commitment to Combat With the knowledge that past conflicts could have been won with a heavier focus on discipline and acting in accordance with naval doctrine, the Eadni and Maltese jointly agree that any retreats from battle are to be ordered only, and by all, admiral or general level commanders present at the engagement. “...a sacrilegious union of the lily and the crescent”
  13. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Caliph Nassef Erakat drummed the fingers of his right hand along his old wooden desk as he leaned back in his leathery chair. The old man sighed, looking at the clock above the elegant doorway to his office. He shook his head with a sigh, “Late again.” He rose from his chair gently, the aging muscles in his back and knees ached from the stress of even minor movements now. Nassef bent as low as his back would allow as he opened a small cupboard, his quivering hands slowly retrieving a cigar from an elegant golden box. Smoking became a guilty pleasure of the Caliph’s during his time as a student in Northern Italy. His mind drifted as he settled back into his seat, smoking always brought him back to his youth. He remembered the circumstances of his personal exodus vividly. Capitalizing on the divisions in the Islamic world as a result of a massive war between the Greater Kingdom of Arabia and Iran, Israel quickly swept through Palestine in 2078, brutally crushing any Islamic opposition in the region. The war left him, and thousands of other Palestinian families, flat broke and with no welcome home. Nassef’s mother and father refused to remain in the Jewish state and used what funds remained in their name to desperately sail across the Mediterranean to the island of Sicily. Upon arriving, the Erakat family kept their heads low as they struggled to learn the language. Because of his young age, Nassef quickly picked up the language and rapidly became the family’s chief translator, forcing him to become an adult at a very young age. He remembered the ridicule he faced from the Sicilian children in school, how they picked on him for his religion and accent. He wanted nothing more than to go home… but he could never go home, for he was not welcome. He was an incredibly bright child, but school bored him and he barely scraped by with below-average grades. While in school, Nassef scraped together money through odd jobs, most of which involved rather suspect activity. The money that he acquired afforded him with enough savings to get a college education, escaping the impoverished island of Sicily in 2088 at the age of 18. From Sicily, Nassef travelled to Florence where he studied both economic and political theory at The Lorenzo de Medici School. Graduating near the top of his class, Nassef returned to Sicily eager to help lift his mother out of poverty now that he had a degree, but she died soon after his return. With nothing keeping him in Italy any longer, Nassef decided to move his Sicilian wife, Angela, and himself to Neom, the sprawling cultural center of the Islamic world along the Red Sea, in 2096. Not long after the announcement of the Arabian Ark, Nassef worked tirelessly to get himself and his wife on board. Using the entirety of his savings, Nassef successfully posed as a wealthy Syrian-Italian businessman who made his money in Artificial Intelligence. Through some miracle, Nassef and Angela Erakat made it onto the ark. Several years passed on Eadn as both Nassef and Angela worked their way up the social ladder, naturally bearing two children, Fahd and Salman, in 2112 and 2117 respectively. Fahd and Salman were among the few children illegally born naturally on the colony, the rest of which had been wiped out in the purges that Nassef himself imposed after the Calamity… and now one of them was late for a meeting with his father. The door burst open as Fahd, the Crown Prince of the Caliphate, entered the smokey room. Caliph Erakat said nothing, his disappointment in his son clear as he took a long drag from the cigar. Fahd bowed respectfully, “Fathe-” “Caliph,” Nassef corrected. Fahd awkwardly rubbed his hand against his leg as he sat, “Caliph, my apologies for being late.. It’s just there’s so much going on in the palace and…” “Spare me your excuses, Fahd...” Nassef sighed, looking over his son. Such a disappointment, Fahd. A feeble man of 35, Fahd spent much of his time partying and drinking with the elite of Eadni society. A known trouble-maker, Fahd found himself often at the mercy of his father. “...and listen carefully.” “Na’am, my Caliph.” Fahd responded quickly, settling into his chair. “It’s come to my attention that you’ve met a girl, Fahd. That she’s rather beautiful, and that you’ve grown quite fond of her.” Nassef looked away from his eldest son, tapping out ashes from his cigar in an ornate ebony ashtray. “What’s her name?” “Samira,” Fahd’s face shone as one’s does when they speak of anything they feel passionately about. “She’s so beautiful… and smart. She works as an engineer! Right now she’s helping the Navy draft their newest classification of ship…” Fahd smirks, clearly smitten. “She needs to die now.” Nassef stated this blankly, looking over his son for any sign of rebellion. Fahd only returned a gaze of pure shock and horror, his hand moving to his face as he scratched his beard. “You told her something about you that nobody, not even those you love, can ever know. You told her you’re not a clone, Fahd.” “But… how do you..” “I know my subjects, and you are one of those subjects, Fahd.” Nassef coughed after a particularly long drag on his cigar, tapping out more ash. “By disclosing this information, you put not only my reign but eventually yours at risk, Fahd.” “My Caliph, you cannot do this! I am in love with her and she wouldn’t tell a soul she…” Fahd’s voice trails as Nassef turns his computer screen toward Fahd, showing a live feed of Samira’s apartment. In an instant, the door to her small room barrels over as armed CSF agents burst into the room, quickly gunning her down before she even knew what was happening. Nassef leaned forward, putting out his cigar in the ashtray. He looked at Fahd, “Don’t make me have to clean up any more of your messes.” -------------------- Salman Erakat peered out of the window of a diplomatic vessel into the vastness of God’s creation ahead of him. The ship quickly approached a massive gas giant, a view that new quite got old to the young Deputy Prime Minister. His eyes scanned the behemoth in an attempt to behold the beauty of it, but before he could adequately appreciate it, his ship zipped along past it, continuing on its predetermined course. Entirely alone in the corvette, Salman spoke as he continued his stargazing. “Aziza, how far are we?” “About 30 more minutes until arrival, Mister Erakat.” The ship’s virtual assistant, Aziza, piped up from nowhere. Standard to every Caliphate vessel, the virtual assistant dutifully served its masters, though in truth, she was the master. On the glass in front of him, Aziza, without orders, magnified a pale blue dot far off into space, showing data gathered on the distant planet from previous scans as well as a detailed 3D image of the planet itself. “Thank you Aziza, would you mind playing my music for me?” Aziza did not respond, but nearly instantaneously music began to flow out of several speakers in the ship, filling Salman’s cabin with sounds from home. Salman smiled, turning away from the window and sitting down at a desk carved into the thick itoron walls of the otherwise rather empty quarters established for him. Travelling on a ship alone proved lonely, but he managed to pass the time through extensive study; an activity which he rather enjoyed. At the desk were various accounts of the nation that he planned on visiting and details about its current state of affairs. Intelligence reports, readouts of their technological capabilities… everything he needed to know and more. He admired the great attention to detail that the C.S.F. had in such affairs, a meticulous nature that derived from their overseer - Salman’s father. The Caliph constantly reminded both Fahd and Salman of their duty to act only when they had the knowledge to do so, and hee stated rather bluntly after the Calamity that it largely occurred due to the Sultan’s own lapses in intelligence. Such failures would not occur again as long as the Erakat family dominated Eadni politics. Salman thumbed through the documents again, moving rather lazily through the pages until one page in particular caught his eye. A favorite from his first reading, the heading for this read Diplomatic Failures of The State. Salman smirked at that, setting aside the other pages as he held this one up for a second thorough read through. The document described, in detail, the various failures of this particular government and its successor rather bluntly. Salman contemplated making a copy to present to whomever might greet him upon landing, but decided not to do so as they might take this as a slight and sour the entire visit. Instead he would keep the document to himself. A shame, he thought. This document would prove incredibly valuable to them, for it possessed the knowledge of their mistakes and the opportunity to recognize them to avoid them again. Salman resolved upon his return to the Caliphate to request such an inquiry be made on the government of the Sultan… and the Caliph.
  14. Onward Player's Lore Index (Non-Official)

    The Erakat Caliphate Capital City: Amal And Largest City Official Language: Arabic Ethnic Groups: Arab - 100% Religion: Sunni Islam Government: Unitary Islamic Absolute Monarchy Legislature: Mu'tamar Al Shaeb Establishment: 2142 Currency: Dinar I. History 1. Before the Foundation of The Erakat Caliphate a. The Holy Kingdom of Eadn Established as the successor state to the Kingdom of Greater Arabia (a union of the sovereign states of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the UAE), the Holy Kingdom of Eadn carried the collective hopes of all Arab states into the stars. The founders of the new Kingdom ambitiously sought to reshape the definition of humanity, enacting innovative cloning programs in an effort to reform society. Cloning proved incredibly effective as the Eadni population quickly swelled, surpassing many other human survivor states. Militarily, the Holy Kingdom of Eadn was well known for its rapid naval buildup and significant investment in weapons enhancement. For a time, their navy was the envy of the human states and capable of handling threats with relative ease. That power propelled them to the forefront of human politics, allowing them to form the Human Cooperative, the largest human alliance the galaxy has yet seen. Unfortunately for the Eadni, the power that the Cooperative allowed them to yield quickly lulled the rising empire into complacency; an affliction that ultimately resulted in their demise. b. The Battle of Utopie Fought over the planet of Utopie, the capital colony of the Frontier Colony Affiliation, the Battle of Utopie [2141] saw the fleet of the Eadni Navy swiftly knocked out by the Thulean Republic in a masterful stroke of deception. The battle erupted following intelligence acquired by the Human Cooperative from one of its minor members, the Imperium of Man, indicated that the Frontier Colony Affiliation appeared to be betraying the alliance in favor of siding with a newly formed federation, the Dominion of Man. Seizing upon the opportunity to assert their dominance and position of supremacy over the rest of the human survivor states, the Eadni Navy, along with T.H.C. allies, mobilized to discipline the F.C.A. The combined fleets of the Solarin Federation, Thulean Republic, Holy Kingdom of Eadn, Free Human Technocracy, and Asgardian Republic arrived in system to minimal resistance. Defending Affiliation ships warped out of the system and appeared to surrender, opening Utopie itself to bombardment of military targets. The fleet approached the planet, comprised of several battleships and heavy cruisers. Just prior to the beginning of the engagement, those large ships suddenly erupted into flame and explosions as Trizendrium canisters rigged to explode by the Thulean Republic destroyed the collective firepower of the T.H.C. fleet. Moments after this explosion, dozens of ships from Hephaestus Enterprises, the United States of Arcturus, and the F.C.A. appeared in system, preparing to engage the now crippled T.H.C. fleet. Almost immediately, the core T.H.C. fleets abandoned the system, submitting to an ultimatum to surrender in order to avoid destruction, leaving only the Eadni ships orbiting Utopie. In an act of defiance, the Eadni quickly disposed of the meager Thulean fleet and then carried out a vicious orbital bombardment of the planet before facing total elimination at the hands of the H.E. and American fleet. c. Mercenaries Sack the Holy Planet As the Battle of Utopie raged on, scanners on the fringes of the home system of the Holy Kingdom picked up a fleet of significant size warping in. A mercenary fleet hired by the Han Dominion, it quickly moved to eliminate several orbital structures constructed by the Eadni. Most notably, the mercenaries eliminated the massive shipyard possessed by Eadn which at the time was the largest possessed by a human state. After quickly disposing of the orbital stations, the fleet hovered above the holy planet. The people on the surface entered into a panic upon seeing the foreign vessels, whipping themselves into a frenzy. Most of that hysteria stemmed from the fact that the leading powers of the Holy Kingdom, the Sultan and his High Court, refused to reveal the existence of aliens outside of the Karass Dominion and the existence of other human colonies. All seemed lost for the Eadni until a deal saved the Kingdom. 2. 2142 - The Fall of the Old Regime, Rise of the Erakats After the Eadni-Arabs arrived on their new homeworld, Amal, unrest set in almost immediately. For years, the Sultan and his advisors lied to the people and almost immediately those people turned on him when those secrets came out. At the onset of the uprising however, the Sultan appeared to still hold enough power to keep his position as the Eadni Navy and Army both supported his rule, initially keeping the population at bay. Soon though the Erakat Family, a wealthy civilian family who made their money through weapons sales and cloning facilities, began to win over generals and admirals through their influence and bribes. Upon losing his arms, Sultan Khalifa al-Saud quickly found himself powerless to a popular revolution, sweeping him aside and establishing Nassef Erakat as the first Caliph of the new Erakat Caliphate. Caliph Erakat immediately went about reforming the Eadni-Arab society, enacting a policy of eliminating all remaining Earthborn Eadni. His justification for this cleansing was simple: the Sultan and his High Court were Earthborn so subsequently they were naturally inclined to desire to undermine the will of the new Caliphate. Given the nature of his ascension and his command of absolute loyalty over the military, Erakat’s reforms were executed swiftly. In a more ambitious second reform, the Erakats then went about purging the military establishment rather swiftly, replacing them with loyal clones more capable of serving Erakat interests. Though met with more resistance, the Erakats prevailed and established the Reformed Navy of the Caliphate, II. Politics Coming Soon III. Military Coming Soon IV. Culture Coming Soon V. Geography Coming Soon VI. Monarchs Caliphs Caliph Nassef Erakat (2142-Present) Crown Princes Fahd Erakat (2142-Present) Deputy Crown Princes/Second-in-Line Salman Erakat(2142-Present)
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    THE LSAA 2147 PRODUCT UNVEILING Sandstorm Class Bomber B4-M3 The third and final model before production commenced, the B4-M3 is a state-of-the-art bomber. Engineered jointly by a team of LSAA and Federation researchers, it possesses a vicious array of offensive capabilities and a tough skin to boot. The B4-M3 is fitted to carry large payloads of all sorts into battle. Alternatively, is capable of being deployed for fast raids due to its powerful warp drive, outranging most fighters and some lesser craft. Crew: 1x Pilot 1x Co-Pilot - Warp Calibrator, Radioman 1x Bombardier 1x Tail Gunner Flight: The B4-M3 possesses an incredibly efficient vertical flight mode. It does sacrifice some of these capabilities though in exchange for additional stabilizers and more processing power dedicated to smooth flight and stunningly good controls for a heavy duty bomber. Armament: 2x Front-facing Houston Rail-Cannons w/various types of ammo: Used primarily against static or ground targets, they add additional clout to the B4-M3 in combat situations where the enemy gets in range of the cannons devastating firepower. Effective against large ships, space stations, ground targets or any pilot foolish enough to set his ship in their sights. 2x Rattler Laser Chain Guns - Back-Facing Ball Turret: A defensive ball turret positioned at the back of the B4-M3 with additional shielding layered on it. Uses VITC to assist the gunner. Multi-Yield Bomb bay - The B4-M3 possesses the capacity to deliver a huge variety of destructive ordinance. From all manner of torpedo to missiles, guided or unguided bombs as well as a collection of less conventional weapons. All guided by the Bombardier with the aid of the VITC. 2x Point Defense Arrays - One on top, one on the bottom of the ship. Defenses: -Dual-phased shielding -Thick itoron armor in strategic places, normal in the others. Others: -Warp capability -Modular -One Medium and one small Xylorite reactor to power the many demanding systems on board the bomber. The Rattler II Laser Rifle An upgrade to the original Rattler Rifle, the Rattler II comes with an increased power system for great power and penetration. Rattler rifles already serve in various roles throughout the galaxy, and the Rattler II will prove to be a worthy successor to its legacy.
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    “Lieutenant Halabi, the Reformed Navy of the Caliphate welcomes your interest in re-enlisting in the fleet. Your service in the old Navy proved invaluable… according to our records.” The interviewer smiled coldly, his eyes scanning the tablet in front of him which displayed Lieutenant Kaliq Halabi’s service record in the Imperial Eadni Navy. “It’s been too long. I want to serve my country honorably again, inshallah.” Halabi stated flatly, gazing blankly back at the interviewer, his mind drifting far from that small room in the Naval Headquarters toward a small moon in empty space thousands of lightyears away. “Lieutenant Halabi, might we discuss why you chose to leave the service in the first place?” The interviewer observed the empty look in the aging pilot’s eyes, writing something quickly on the tablet. Halabi snapped back to attention, meeting the interviewer’s gaze. “I wanted to return to my family for some time, I had finished a long tour of duty and had a way out. Why wouldn’t I go?” Halabi sighed, his mind drifting again. He still remembered the events of that day vividly. ---- Climbing into his Falcon I fighter aboard the Hayreddin Barbarossa, he looked to his left to see his friend Amir saluting him in jest. Amir and Halabi received admission into the Eadni Naval Academy together and grew alongside one another as pilots while the Imperial Eadni Navy burgeoned in size. Their friendship became close and they served on several tours of duty with one another, notably sharing a bomber during the conflict with the Galaronians and Karass Rebels. “Stay safe out there, Halabi!” Amir shouted across the hanger before closing the thick glass cockpit window, giving a wave to his friend. Halabi smiled, doing the same and preparing for takeoff. Orange lights aboard the Hayreddin Barbarossa signaled that the fighter wing could safely take off and in a few moments, Halabi along with 100 other Falcon I fighters entered formation in deep space, preparing to warp to aid in some science experiment gone wrong, according to their superiors. ---- “Lieutenant Halabi?” The interviewer looked at Halabi with a tinge of doubt, his fingers rolling against the side of the elegant marble table at which the two men sat. “You merely didn’t want to serve? The incident at C74-II didn’t have anything to do with your decision?” Halabi couldn’t help but frown a bit at the mentioning of the battle. He sighed, looking toward the interviewer. “No, C74 did not influence my decision to leave the Navy. Frankly, C74 reinforced why I was needed, sir. It was an example of why we’re so important. What if we didn’t stop that thing on that moon? What if it got to the Holy City? We exist so our people can leave in peace.” Halabi nodded after this, as if to assure himself that he truly believed what he was saying… or at least appear like he did to his superior. ---- Again his mind drifted away to that conversation back to that desolate space so many years ago. Halabi and the rest of the fighter wing entered warp together, emerging a few hundred kilometers away from the moon. Near the moon, a large Eadni frigate sat idly for a moment before warping out, revealing the outline of the small moon. Upon first glance, nothing appeared out of the ordinary and scans revealed nothing significant in nature. As Halabi and the rest of the squadron approached though, they watched in amazement as the surface of the entire moon seemed to shift and glimmer like a giant silvery ocean. Structures began to emerge from the sleek surface and creatures of all shapes moved anxiously across the surface of the new ocean. A massive figure appeared soon after, humanoid in shape. Nearly as tall as one of the largest buildings in Eadni city, the creature turned its frightening red gaze toward the incoming fighter wing. “Can you believe this?” Amir’s voice rang through Halabi’s radio, the astonishment in his voice clear as day. “What the hell did the spooks do to it?” ---- “According to battle logs from the encounter, you were one of eight to make it out alive. Is that true, Lieutenant Halabi?” Halabi straightened himself up in his chair, nodding silently. “I am.” He said coldly. ---- Not long after Amir’s exclamation, the beast opened its massive maw and an incredible red beam engulfed nearly half of the fighter wing, vaporizing them in an instant. The rest of the fight was a blur to Halabi. Weapons spinning, engage! Amir, you’ve got drones on you! Get out! Amir get out! It’s getting ready to fire another blast! ****! Halabi, on me. We’re bringing this fucker down…. We got em! We…. ---- “Do you think that fight will affect your service in the Reformed Navy, Lieutenant?” “No.”
  17. Enjoying the new LoTC. Freebuild is great, no Nexus is great. 

  18. is this new map thing up yet im tryna RP

    1. iMattyz
    2. _pok_


      what do I RP now tho @iMattyz

    3. iMattyz


      Dunno brother, that is up to you

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    From the Archives of the National Library at Madinat Amal The Caliphate of Abdullah al-Mansur: Geography & History Volume I Chapter III: The Home World, Amal An enhanced image of the desert world of Amal taken by the Harun Satellite, circa. 2144 Overview Settled in 2143, Amal acts as the cradle of Eadni civilization after The Calamity. A world covered mostly in vast deserts and savannas, the planet proves remarkably reminiscent of that first cradle of the Eadni, Arabia. Upon arrival vast ecological and geographic surveys began in order to better understand the new capital of the Caliphate. The results of these surveys proved incredibly promising, yielding an extensive amount of natural resources that ensured prosperity during the early years of Eadni settlement. Though Eadni are spread out across the planet in small settlements, two major metropolises act as the seat of culture and civilization. Madinat Amal serves as the beating heart of the Caliphate. From this city, the Caliph and the Mutamar issue the laws of the Caliphate and declare the policies that inevitably bring about prosperity to the people. The city is located in the heart of the continent of Al Arabiya Al Kabira and is straddled on either side by two rivers, the Kamal and the Al’Noor. Across the vast Al Muhit al Hadi Al Jadida on the continent of Harara, one finds the cultural center of the Caliphate, Al Jeddah. The more populous of the two cities, Al Jeddah sits on the coast and acts as the commercial capital of the Caliphate on Amal as well. Just beyond the city limits, one can begin to see the faint shadow of the massive Jabil Mudhhila mountain range. The range effectively separates the connected continents of Harara and Medinati, rising thousands of feet into the air. The mountains prove an incredibly popular tourist destination where thousands flock for skiing throughout the year. In orbit above the homeworld, two large structures currently dominate the skies of Amal. The Grand Shipyard of the Caliphate employees thousands of workers and affords the Reformed Navy of The Caliphate with production capabilities unlike anything the previous regime might have conceived. It’s size and scale, at least according to pre-Calamity records, prove unmatched among other known human civilizations. To protect that shipyard and the homeworld itself, the second structure, Shajarat Eadni Al Jadida, provides massive firing support against incoming threats. Continents - Al Arabiya Al Kabira - Harara - Medinati Oceans - Al Muhit al Hadi al Jadida - Al Atlasiu al Jadida - Janub Al Muhit - Al Muhit Al Shamaliu Major Cities - Madinat Amal [Capital] - Al Jeddah Population [!] Somebody seems to have crossed this part out, it is unintelligible!
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    Lieutenant Hussein al Noor strode rapidly down the dull grey corridor, in his left hand he carried his sharp white officer’s cap while in his right he carried a schematic of the newest capital ship bound for service in the Reformed Navy of The Caliphate. Arriving at a set of massive metal doors bearing the insignia of the new naval hierarchy, the Lieutenant paused and took a deep breath, relaxing his body before stepping into the meeting. As the doors opened before him, a grey-haired man with a dark complexion rose to meet him. Dressed in the standard work attire of the Prophet’s Legion, Hussein couldn’t help but admire those fine suits designed so meticulously for the new vanguard of the Caliphate. “Lieutenant al Noor! Assalamu alaikum, aki.” The old man beams at the young officer, straightening his khaki shirt as he stands. He beckons Hussein into the white room, the walls pristine and covered with Quranic verses and proverbs of strength. Behind the General’s desk, a wide open window peers over the massive shipyard facility orbiting the planet Amal. “Tafaddal, tafaddal Hussein. We’ve much to discuss this afternoon.” Hussein bows his head respectfully, slowly lowering himself into the chair before the General’s desk. The general himself does not sit down, instead walking to the window overlooking the shipyard. Shifting uncomfortably in his seat, Hussein thinks quickly of something to say to lighten the mood of the room. “General Idafa, your new office certainly has quite the view sir.” “It does indeed, doesn’t it Hussein? A good place to oversee the construction of our new fleet." General Idafa smiles, watching drones circle the massive outer hull of the newest battleship of R.N.C., the Hayreddin Barbarossa. “You know Hussein, in the old regime, the first Hayreddin Barbarossa was commanded by your father?” Hussein flinched a bit at the comment, for most of his life he’d been attempting to escape the shadow of his father. First at the academy, then in the fleet… he couldn’t help but wonder if it wasn’t his last name that helped him survive those brutal purges after the exodus. “I do, General Idafa. He died a warrior's death against the Karass insurgents, inshallah.” Hussein let out a half-hearted smile, placing his cap on the desk in front of him. He relaxed in his seat, watching the General as he sank back into his seat with a smile. “Your father was a hero, Lieutenant. He led us in our first wars and never tasted defeat. He was the best of us in those early days. He knew the potential that Eadn had and believed in the Sultan’s cause wholeheartedly. It’s a shame, perhaps if we had him at Utopie…” The General shakes his head then waves his hand dismissively. “Enough about the old world. We have a new one to worry about.” Hussein nods, leaning forward in his chair to listen to General Idafa. “I’ve got an assignment for you, Hussein. Since the purges, the staff for this particular project has been… shorthanded.” Hussein tilts his head a bit, clearly interested. His mind drifts back for a moment to those days immediately after the Exodus - the execution of the Sultan, the eradication of any other Earth-Borns, the installation of the Caliph… it all happened so suddenly. “Hussein? Are you listening?” “Na’am, General.” Hussein snaps back to attention, looking to the General as he describes the project he’s joining in great detail. At the conclusion of the meeting, Hussein rises from his chair with a smirk. Shaking General Idafa’s hand and bowing, the Lieutenant marches out of the meeting confidently, ready to take his place among the heroes of the new Caliphate.
  21. September 11th, 2021 In December of 1991, the Cold War ended with the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union. For about a year prior, most understood that the Soviets had been defeated, and on January 29th, 1991, American President George Bush declared a “new world order” in which America guided the world toward freedom, democracy, and most importantly, peace. For the remainder of the twentieth century, the United States thrived and swiftly dealt with challenges to that new authority - notably during the First Gulf War. What first appeared as idealistic talk by President Bush seemed to actually be the new global status quo, the world kowtowed to the United States of America. Then out of the clear blue sky on September 11th, 2001, twenty years ago, America’s new world order dissolved as a faceless enemy ripped away that comfort and security felt by so many in the United States and the West. This attack unleashed a pandora’s box of chaos as the United States lashed out in a merciless and controversial War on Terror, suffering tremendous loss of both credibility and, more critically, wealth. Combined with the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, the United States suffered terribly. A rapidly declining United States provided opportunity for its once dormant enemies to plot against it and for new powers to arise on the world stage. North Korea and Iran developed nuclear weapons despite the protests of the Americans who failed to act decisively in either case to prevent crisis. A resurgent Russia challenged and continues to challenge the West in Eastern Europe, pushing back against NATO encroachment in a fervent effort to regain its buffer states. In the East, China and India both experienced booming economies as businesses all over the world invested heavily in these areas (and those governments acted extremely competently in taking advantage of those investments, and virtuously in their own policies) in an effort to access these potentially massive markets. The 2010s drove the nail through the coffin of a world order led by the hegemony of the United States as insurmountable difficulties at home and surprising, bold moves by foreign actors completely dismantled that dream once and for all. In Spain, the Republic of Catalonia successfully seceded from Spain as a result of a fatal miscalculation on the behalf of the Spanish government. Several Catalan leaders lost their lives under mysterious circumstances, igniting a huge wave of popular support for an independent Catalonia. Stepping in before a proper Civil War, the European Union stepped in to urge Spain to release the republic in order to preserve peace on the continent. Spain conceded, however the decision has awoken nationalist sentiments across Spain and, combined with a resurging economy, threatens to endanger peace on the continent. Additionally, more secessionist movements in Italy and France threaten to upend the status quo in Western Europe, a region that has more or less experienced peace since the end of the Second World War. The later end of the 2010s also saw the final days of the North Korean regime as a result of its own misdoing. The North Koreans launched a massive cyber attack on the United States, crippling its economy and plummeting global markets (leading to the Great Recession of 2019). China, who for so long protected the Hermit Kingdom, suffered tremendously from the economic impacts of this decision and punished the North Koreans accordingly. They agreed to a treaty, in secret, with the United States not long after the attack to destroy the North Korean regime on the promise that American forces would withdraw from Korea and Japan once the regime fell. Prior to the attack, America would have asserted that American forces must remain on the continent, but desperate to preserve America’s imagine on the world stage and show that such attacks could not go unpunished, the United States agreed and, along with Japan and South Korea, destroyed the Kim regime. America, wary of upsetting China, honored their end of the agreement and the United States military withdraw formally from the Pacific for the first time since before the acquisition of the Philippines in the Spanish-American War. Korea continues to struggle to unify the agrarian, culture-shocked nation of the North with its highly modern, urban population in the South and the devastation brought about by the war only makes matters worse. The only conclusions that one can draw from the conflict is that it was a massive victory, not for the United States or the now unified Korean Republic, but for the People’s Republic of China as it has now successfully driven the United States out of the Pacific and established dominance in the region. Economic System and Technology Tiers In Nightfall 2, the economy of your country and actions you make are contingent on Action Points (AP). In order to build up your army or navy, research new technology, or invest in your economy, you will need to utilize those Action Points. One begins the game with 5 Action Points, and one grows action points by growing their GDP. Though not necessarily realistic, all nations begin with a GDP of One Trillion Dollars USD. To increase the number of AP per turn by 1, one must grow GDP by an additional Two-Hundred billion in USD. This can be done passively in ten turns with base growth of Twenty Billion USD per turn, or through investment. If one wants to increase that passive growth, one can invest 10 AP into the economy [in the form of academics, industry, or commerce] to gain an additional Ten Billion USD per turn. One may also increase AP through other means, as observed in the below chart. To provide clarity on economic AP growth, here's an example Vietnam (and every nation) begins with base growth of $20 Billion per turn with a base GDP of $1 Trillion. This gives them a base of 5 AP. In order to grow, they need to increase GDP by $200 Billion for a total of $1.2 Trillion. This can be done in ten turns, passively gaining $20 Billion per turn, OR, assuming no events or conquest, they can invest in economic growth to speed up that process. Once Vietnam invests 10 AP into its economy, it gains a boost to its base growth of GDP, meaning they now gain $30 Billion per turn. Economic investment in Nightfall 2 is very important. Rules - No Metagaming - No Powergaming - The following countries are not available to be played: The United States, China, and India - Do not attempt to manipulate your numbers or be dishonest in your posts with regards to them. This will result in immediate dismissal. - Note all technological investments and current GDP level in your posts, first offense is warning, second offense is a debuffing/negative event, third is dismissal. Application Country Desired (Be sure to read the scenario, find out info pertinent to you. Send me questions if you want to know more): Leader Name: Background, ensure it fits with game Background: Do you Praise Pok: PM if you need my Skype Seriously look @ the rules, two of them are pertinent to the actual gameplay.
  22. [RP Thread] Nightfall II

    credit Praetor for banner! Rules, Guidelines, Addressing FAQs - No Metagaming - No Powergaming - Turns Are 3 Days, meaning you have 3 days to post. First offense, I’ll let it slide. Second offense, you’re out. If you go on vacation or know you’re going to be busy w/ exams and stuff, just LET ME KNOW so we can work something out. - Do not attempt to manipulate your numbers or be dishonest in your posts with regards to them. This will result in immediate dismissal. - Note all technological investments and current GDP level in your posts, first offense is warning, second offense is a debuffing/negative event, third is dismissal. - Nuclear Weapons Are Banned - ‘Real life’ alliances and events still apply, but I’ll be somewhat flexible with allowing new, fun relationships to begin. Just nothing absurd right off the bat, RP repairing relations at least if historically you’ve been enemies (ie. US & Cuba or something). - “Investment” that contributes toward AP growth is an umbrella for whatever non-research, non-military kind of projects you want to conduct this is included, but not limited to: → Economic Development → Infrastructure → Construction/Urban Development → Humanitarian aid/intervention (in some cases…) → Space Programs (w/ non-military intent) → anything related to the economy in some consequential way *Note, I may tell you that an AP value doesn’t count toward Investment. If that’s the case, since it’s rather unclear right now (11/4), I’ll allow you to re-allocate AP if you want to invest. Ie. I’m not sure if I’m going to allow ‘repairing relations with rebels’ to count toward investment in some developing countries. You’ll still need to spend AP on that stuff, just may not count toward investment. Gametime decision. - Trade between players for Growth is capped at 1 for an extra boost - Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I’d prefer over Skype instead of LoTC PMs. CURRENT MAP The World of Nightfall, 2023
  23. [RP Thread] Nightfall II

    The Hellenic Republic Economy: 4/10 to Growth AP: 5 per turn GDP: 1.06 Trillion After nearly two decades of civil unrest and a political crisis unparalleled in modern Europe, the Hellenic Republic emerged tired and reluctant to continue to have any relevance on the world stage. Clashes between the left and right in the political realm often poured into the streets as violent factions rose on both sides, brutalizing one another and bringing the nation to the brink of civil war. Despite the best efforts of the European Union, the crises seemed doomed to escalate and the Greek question would require a Greek answer. Enter Nikolaos Theodosios. A middle-aged retired Greek naval officer educated in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nikolaos spent his formative years after his time at the university in the United States where he became enamored with the likes of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, men whom he revered for their tremendous sense of honor. Washington especially caught the eye of the then young Nikolaos as he studied the way in which the founding father of America, who at any time might have seized unlimited power as a dictator, so humbly surrendered that power for an idea far greater than himself. After retiring from the Greek Navy in 2017, Nikolaos entered into public service as a politician, taking after the ancients, Nikolaos began preaching in the public squares of Athens and then uploaded those speeches to YouTube, Facebook, and whatever other social media websites he could get his hands on. One of the few preachers of a truly balanced, Republican form of government remaining in Greece, thousands of people began to follow and admire the retired officer. Forming a new political party, the Federalists, Nikolaos began to recruit and train disciples in the art of a Republican government and the importance of such in Greece. By the elections of 2021, Nikolaos and the Federalists managed to win almost 34% of the vote, establishing a center-right coalition and placing Nikolaos at the head of their government. Now Prime Minister, Nikolaos made it his duty to follow in the footsteps of those American political figures he admired and bring prosperity and freedom to Greece, pushing out the forces of both the far-right and far-left. [3 AP] If Nikolaos and the Federalists want to hold on to their power, they would have to make sure the economy was stable and moving in the right direction, otherwise, their efforts would be for nothing. A large portion of the budget is committed to paying down their debt as the Greek government attempts to generate funds by selling off en mass its military equipment to whoever might be interested. A large portion of the fleet is mothballed, torn apart, and sold for scrap. Aside from that, the army is trimmed from 160,000 active duty soldiers to 100,000, placing the remaining 60,000 in reserve [many of whom are subsequently employed to aid in the deconstruction of the fleet]. Aside from that, free trade is encouraged and what subsidies can be made out are made out to small businesses and struggling farmers, hoping to strengthen the employers of Greece and get more people back to work. The Federalists manage to pass into law a bill that requires the Parliament to pass a balanced budget, an attempt to keep the debt from growing. Small Greek islands are also sold off to private billionaires in an effort to generate more revenue. [2 AP] A constitutional convention is called for by Nikolaos and the Federalists, their goal, Nikolaos states, is to establish a new system of Republican government in the model of the United States. A true separation of powers, real checks and balances, and a constitution that truly guarantees the rights of men are among the things the Federalists desire. Many of these ideas have popular support among the Greek people, however there are still very powerful radical elements in the Greek government that would like to see Greece devolve into Oligarchy or Despotism. The convention will be held in Athens. TRADE REQUESTS ARE SENT TO ALBANIA, ITALY, GERMANY, and FRANCE.
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    LONE STAR ARMS AND ARMOR “Equipping the Good Guys with Good Guns” VENDORS ON TRADE STATIONS OF Trade Federation AND Hephaestus Enterprises 2145 Inventory The “Murphy” Walker Capable of traversing all sorts of terrain, the Murphy moves with incredible speed for its size. Equipped with swarming missiles and massive, twin laser chainguns, the Murphy Walker acts as an incredibly effective anti-infantry weapons system. Combined with the stopping power of the Hill MBT, the potent punching power of this combination is sure to make any foe fold in fear of these systems. “Hill” Main Battle Tank A truly formidable weapons platform, the Hill possesses the capabilities to neutralize targets of all sizes, be they infantry or armor. With a massive 21.5 meter Railgun acting as its main turret, the stopping power of the Hill is truly remarkable and unrivaled among known weapons systems. In order to provide close infantry support and dole out damage to softer targets, the Hill comes equipped with twin Rattler-esque chain guns that can mow down infantry with ease. S.L.A.M. Rifle A high powered electromagnetic rifle, the S.L.A.M. can eliminate targets with minimal drop off at varying ranges. Deployed as the standard infantry weapon of the Backhatta Hive, the weapon system has quickly proven its effectiveness and reliability.