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  1. Interested in playing a faction in the Philly Conflict Zone. Any ideas? Or should I make one up?
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    Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    “Squadrons Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, and Golf man your stations immediately. Remaining squadrons, standby for further instructions.” Schynian Luusir rushed out from her cabin, pulling over her flight suit clumsily as she rushed to the starboard hangar of the Pericles. Only a moment before, she had been looking through old photos of her family from better days on Tjosa E, but now she would have to face the monsters who ripped them away from her. She shook her head, escaping those thoughts that might cloud her judgement to notice that in front of her Antonio Augustino was waving her over to their aircraft - freshly emblazoned with the symbol of Golf Squadron and its mascot, a Scottish Bagpiper riding a bison. “Schynian, hurry up we’ve gotta get moving. Fighters from the Hector are getting slammed by point defense on the station near the lunar surface. Good news is they’re not seeing any enemy strike craft, we’re flying solo.” Antonio smirked then leaped up into the lower half of the cockpit, beginning to engage the reactor and spin the laser gatling turrets up for a dry fire test. Schynian lumbered up into the upper cockpit and smiled as the seat spun to face the rear of the bomber. A virtual assistant on either side of the glass pane showed her the view from a pair of massive laser turrets on either side and a view of the bomb bay, positioned directly below her seat. “Lieutenant Augustino, weapon systems are engaged. All systems green, ready when you are.” “Oh Schynian, save the formalities. It’ll get us killed.” Antonio laughed as Schynian felt a twinge of frustration, though it didn’t last long as the human flipped on the engine and darted out of the Pericles’ massive hangar and into the fray. Almost immediately, Golf Squadron suffered a score of losses as flak slammed into the approaching bombers unprotected by a fighter escort too busy either engaging the station or the nearby light cruiser and destroyers slamming into the small Elysian carrier fleet. “400km to first target. Railgun emplacement. 350...300...250..200…” Schynian ticked off the distance, watching to Ka’Cezh computer for the signal to drop the bomb… “Drop it now Toni!” With the press of a button, a half dozen bombs fell from the bomber, slamming into the massive railgun emplacement. Just as the bombs began to fall, the railgun let off one final blast, the massive recoil from the strike pressing the bomber off course. Schynian watched as the railgun round slammed into a nearby frigate igniting a torpedo bay and subsequently tearing apart the rest of the ship. Hundreds of good Elysians… gone. Schynian had no time to mourn though as Antonio’s voice snapped her out of her spell, “Schynian, Schynian!” “Yeah?” “Look, here come the dropships they’re moving to land on the station. Let’s clear a path for ‘em.” With that, Antonio dove the bomber downward, the front-facing laser gatling turrets spinning up as Schynian watched dozens of Darkul get mowed down by Antonio’s well placed shots. She couldn’t help but offer a small smile, “Great shooting. Slaughter those oafs.” Antonio came around for a second pass and then darted away from the station, its railgun emplacements now entirely disabled while troops on the ground moved to disable its point defense and secure the rest of the station. Now was the time to focus on the destroyers. Just as Golf Squadron turned to engage the Darkul task force, Schynian watched as massive streaks of light cracked from the Elysian destroyers, striking the light cruiser precisely, cutting through the hull. As luck would have it, one of the laser bursts cut through the reactor, destabilizing the ship and sending it barrelling into the nearby moon. Golf Squadron quickly found itself skirting through more flak, fighting to drop their payloads on the few remaining Darkul ships while other fighters and bombers from the Elysian task force did the same. The fight did not last long as the Elysians, now unimpeded by the Darkul station, managed to use their bombers and fighters to disable the Darkul’s shields then slice through them with their lasers. In the span of about half an hour, the Elysian League scored a decisive victory in its first naval engagement. A truly glorious day for the Republic. --- The Elysian League Total Population: 1,663,191 Total AP: 85 --- Actions: Now that the Elysian League found itself a member of a greater part of Humanity once again, it felt more comfortable expanding its capacity to wage war, and indeed, found it necessary to do so. The Elysian Navy replaces its loses from the most recent battle and then some, ensuring their capabilities continue to expand. This comes out to two destroyers, a frigate, and three corvettes [10 AP]. The Elysian League continues to fund Reclaimer Corp’s adventures into the field of Artificial Intelligence, still seeking to create a machine that understands the human experience. In the previous year, it was fed art, culture, and history. Now it is taught something more complex, emotion. Using the art and customs it has understanding of, it is taught how experiences are associated with emotions and how these works can evoke great feeling, something the machine must come to understand [5 AP]. The Republican Flight Academy is opened on Elysium. After the most recent battle, it is clear that fighters and bombers will be the core from which the rest of the fleet thrives. This means having capable pilots. Officers from the Elysian Navy are recruited, but a tremendous amount of resources are spent in recruiting officers to teach there as well. Considering the Elysians utilize Ka’Cezh models, the Ka’Cezh specifically are targeted [5 AP]. Agricultural expansion, an initiative on Elysium as constant and efficient as tax collection, continues this year. A significant amount of funding is provided to corporations to innovate new technologies to help increase their crop yields and cooperation is encouraged with the new Han allies to get this done [65 AP to Agriculture]. The Ka’Cezh are assured that their departure from the Northern Alliance does not mean an end to their military cooperation and mutual defense. The Elysians make it clear that they will fight to the end alongside the Ka’Cezh and that, if after the war, the Ka’Cezh feel that they would like to sever ties because of the change in federation status, then so be it. The Elysians make it clear that the action is out of no hostility toward the Ka’Cezh or any other N.A. member, merely a desire to be more closely associated with members of their own races [0 AP]. A vast patch of the new TCs and CS controlled by the Elysian League is surveyed this year [0 AP].
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    Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Paulo slouched over his desk, typing furiously into his computer. The young Elysian statesman moved quickly through the standard forms, filing various reports on the Han he had just met with for Foreign Minister Hollande’s office. The Han, despite previous reports from other Human-led nation states, proved rather amicable in my first meeting. The self-proclaimed core of the Celestial Empire, the Han capital planet Yugou is a rather bleak one. It’s rolling hills are drenched for most of the year in dense fog and rain excellent for producing their staple crop, rice. They’ve appeared to have made significant advances in genetic engineering and their crops prove both incredibly nutritious and resilient. As far as I am concerned, the Han pose no natio- “Ambassador Augstino,” a voice pierced through Paulo’s concentration. The Elysian ambassador swiveled briskly in his chair to see one of the information officers standing in the doorway to his cabin, datapad in hand. “You’ve received a private transmission from your brother. I’ve uploaded it to your own computer, I believe you ought to read it. The subject line marks it urgent.” “Which brother?” “Giuseppe.” Paulo nodded then turned away from the intruder. He continued working on the document for a few minutes with an even greater intensity - delaying the inevitable As far as I am concerned, the Han pose no national security threat for the foreseeable future. Though their Emperor does have connections with the Ka’Cezh hierarchy, the Empire itself lacks the means to properly enforce their claim of sovereignty over our state. They are in a state of rapid military buildup so it seems as my junior staff studiously pointed out to me that their shipyard appeared to be furiously churning out new ships for their fleet. Despite that fact, I am still confident in my assertion that they pose no imm- With a small ding, a new transmission popped up in the top right corner of the screen. URGENT: Get back to me soon little brother Paulo sighed, saving his progress on the reported titled “Han Dominion Threat Assessment” before opening the notification. Paulo, Just finished our last round of field readiness training. Can’t say I was in great shape by the end of it and I can barely keep my eyes open while I’m writing this. Anyway, we’re shipping out to the front in the next couple of days. I know you’re busy, so I’ll try not to let this run on too long. I just sent my last check to Dad, so hopefully he can buy something nice for Mom or whatever. I don’t know where we’re going yet, brass won’t say, but I expect it’ll be some rough bush. Paulo, if I come back in a box I want you to keep an eye on the family. Mom is struggling and so is Dad, even though they won’t say it. Mom called about a week ago sobbing, telling me she was worried about the both of us and talking about how she couldn’t go on if she lost either of her little boys. The usual ****. I talked to Dad too, he says she’s been having fits of anxiety the last couple days and he’s been close to taking her to the hospital a couple of times now - hasn’t seen her this worked up since Grandma died in ‘33. You gotta keep an eye on her little brother. Dad’s getting old too. Love ya, Tony Paulo couldn’t help but feel a bit uneasy by the time he finished the message. So brief but it meant so much to him. Instinctively, Paulo went to reply but found himself at a loss for words. He minimized the tab and pushed himself away from the screen, standing from his chair and pacing about his small cabin. “If I come back in a box” His brother always was so eloquent with words. If his mother saw that, she might die of cardiac arrest on the spot. Jesus, Tony. But Paulo knew what he was saying. His contact in Defense had told him of the possibilities for deployment; the Zaxx battlefront, Free Ymorian space, the frontline with the Darkul… if Tony was lucky he would get deployed to the East to fight off the Ar’gakari fleet where at least he stood a chance working with fresher Northern Alliance assets, but then again, Elysian troops rarely got lucky. Paulo found himself moving back to his computer, settling into his chair once again. Rather than respond to his brother, he engrossed himself in more work. He finished the threat assessment on the Han and began to read up on his next assignment, the Solarins. Paulo always found comfort in his work, and he figured he would need to be as comfortable as possible when he finally built up the nerve to answer Tony. --- The Elysian Republic Total Population [Human and Non-Human]: 1,553,150 AP: 82 Actions With war enveloping the borders of the Republic, the Ministries of Defense and the Treasury begin to award contracts to foreign Human empires to produce advanced weapons systems to aid them in their conflict with the tyrannical Imperial Coalition. The Silver Knights Corporation are awarded a hefty contract for a swath of different mechs and fighters while Hephaestus Enterprises receives a request for 96,000 Tithonius II droids to compliment the Auxiliary [40 AP]. Atlas Yards receives another large private order from some wealthy individuals from the outer worlds of the Republic. They churn out another carrier, four frigates, and four corvettes. Upon their completion, they go out to meet the rest of the private fleet. None of the ships are marked in Elysian colors [20 AP]. The new Elysian colony is settled this turn on a planet rich in Itoron conveniently discovered by a private mining venture near the end of the year. The population is rather small and the first bio-domes are established close to the new mines. A few Elysians grumble about wasting the colony ship on a barren world, but such is the price of new wealth [+1 Colony]. Reclaimer Corporation, the Mercury Institute of Technology, and Nova Analytica continue to work on Artificial Intelligence at the Institute’s campus on Mercury. After perfecting machine learning, the Elysians would feed it massive databases of art, music, and history. The goal now is to make it more… human [15 AP]. Another 25,000 Elysian Auxiliaries are conscripted this year much to the dismay of mothers and fathers across the Republic. More men to face death in the light of a foreign star [5 AP]. The Republic also colonizes a new star system [0 AP].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    January 1st, 2084 - Day Breaks Over a New Era in Human History For nearly forty years, man has been at war. Millions upon millions, both military and civilian, perished as the great powers of the day clashed in a titanic struggle to enforce their ideologies over a restless humankind. The Western powers, led by an Imperial American state forged by its own bloody civil wars and revolutions fired the opening salvos against an increasingly aggressive Communist Chinese regime that threatened to overturn the global balance of power. In an unprecedented decapitation strike, nuclear weapons were used to pacify the Chinese state ahead of a brutal ground invasion of the Chinese coasts by America’s Japanese, Korean, and Australian allies (most of whom merely joined the Americans out of fear of retribution, not any loyalty to their cause). This wavering sense of loyalty among America's allies caused the invasions to stall with advances only pressing a couple of hundred miles inland before the fighting became far too brutal for even the Americans to justify. With revolutions threatening many pro-American regimes, America and her allies were forced to end the war with the Treaty of Paris in 2072 establishing a large Japanese and Korean presence in mainland China; their reward for joining the fighting. In the place of a communist state, Taiwan was finally rewarded with the southern states of China (mostly untouched by the opening nuclear salvos). Japan and Korea now rule largely over nuclear wastes and a devastated Chinese people resentful of their rule but far too demoralized to have any desire to do anything about it. Cities like Shanghai and Beijing were reduced to rubble by the bombs with much of the surrounding countryside torched by total war. Prior to the Chinese-American conflict, the Middle East powderkeg erupted as the Saudi-Iranian Cold War went hot. With both the United States and Russia locked in brutal revolutions to determine their futures, no outside powers could stop what would become the last great power struggle in the history Middle East. With Iranian advances in the Gulf, the Saudis believed they had no choice but to strike out, forming a broad coalition of Arab states including Iraq, the UAE, and Egypt. The Iranians initially made great advances against the Saudi coalition, overrunning Iraq in a matter of days. This tremendous threat caused Israel, a traditionally anxious state in the region, act rapidly to secure its borders, launching strikes in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and even Egypt who intervened upon the rash Israeli decision to strike out against a neutral Jordanian state. The Saudis and Iranians continued to fight a brutal war in the air, at sea, and on the ground however in a similar fashion to the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, the fighting quickly devolved into a stalemate where millions died. After nearly a decade of fighting, the Treaty of Istanbul in 2056 established new Middle Eastern borders establishing three dominant powers in the region; the Saudi held gulf, the Iranian held Iraq and part of a Pakistan which succumbed to an Indian intervention following their own bloody revolution, and a mighty Israeli state which it justified by citing security concerns. Europe, a region that remained relatively peaceful during this time, returned to its conservative roots as the European Union officially collapsed with the demise of the Eurozone in 2032. A traditionalist regime in France quietly expanded its borders in North Africa and a resurgent British state began to exert more direct control over some of its more desperate Commonwealth partners. The only great conflicts of note in Europe were in Russia, where after the death of Putin, various oligarchs competed for power until finally in the 2040s, it erupted into civil war. Out of this conflict rose a theocratic state ruled by a Czar who largely serves the Orthodox Church. Despite its theocratic base, the Russian people experience a fair amount of prosperity as the state begins to realize much of its modern potential. Turkey, a state that remained out of the broader Middle Eastern conflicts, has largely turned inward, focusing on secular reforms with a continued push towards modernization. Fearing a collapse of this fragile reform effort, the Turks reluctantly watched the Middle East burn from afar defending their borders but never pressing out from them. This is what allowed them to be in a position to broker the peace in 2056. In Latin America, a wave of refugees from the United States (many of whom had familial roots already in states like Cuba and Mexico) quickly moved to attempt to salvage the rights that they had experienced in the United States. This actually led to the rise of flourishing democracies in some states as great minds fled the United States in search of new homes. The only states where this had rather dire consequences were Mexico and Cuba, both of whom for reasons still questioned in 2084, attempted to crack down on these liberalization efforts. This resulted in revolutions in both states and the rise of a democratic “American Successor State” which holds territory in both Mexico and Cuba and threatens to overwhelm the remaining parts of those states not already under their control. ---- Rules - You research tech and new stuff by the page, page numbers will be assigned by me (the moderator) after your posts. This goes for construction of new toys as well. - Be realistic with your starting numbers, I don’t really care just be ******* reasonable. I trust you guys - Battles & Whatnot will follow an encounter format and take place in Skype rather than on the forum unlike old-school duking it out on the forums - There will sometimes be large form mod-posts for big events, but otherwise I’ll just respond to you as an individual through a sort of “mini-modpost” where I’ll respond to individual concerns. - Don’t be an ******* guys just have fun. - Tech, be creative. Space is locked for now, but I will eventually open it up so you guys can develop space programs now but don’t try to like colonize the moon or mars or anything yet. You’ll know when it gets implemented properly. - Nukes are banned, super weapons are banned. - Assume some decent innovation, but generally I’ll let you guys be pretty creative. You guys can have some basic like Exo-suits and Gen 6 six fighters, updated tanks and whatnot but otherwise you’ll have to develop new tech outside of that stuff [With tech, it’s a lot better if you ask me about it before you go and do it[. - Have fun
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    The Treaty of Hong Kong - 2087 The British Empire, facing total annihilation and seeing its capital bombed successfully by the Indians, unconditionally surrenders to the Indian-Mozamgascar alliance. They agree to withdraw their influence from South Africa and Singapore, allowing Singapore its independence to decide what it wishes for itself. South Africa gets a similar treatment. The islands seized by the Canadians during the war are offered as tribute to that nation and the British agree to remain on their isles and no longer press beyond them.
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    THE REXES BULLETIN [6/22/18]

    Somewhere, the former Rex Drokon'Ugluk'Gorkil is incredibly satisfied that the system he started is still being utilized to inform Orcs and others of Orcish affairs.
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    Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    The Silver Knights Corporation 2154 --- A vast amount of resources are sent to the Solarin Ascendancy in order to fund the construction of a whopping eight light cruisers. This will help bolster a somewhat underserved Armathawaite fleet which has suffered losses in various conflicts over the last half decade [40 AP to Tyras for the construction of 8 Light Cruisers]. The Kingdom also sees fit to invest more directly into the business side of things, bolstering the corporate arms of the Kingdom and strengthening the Bank of Armathawaite's critical infrastructure. Various small businesses and large corporations also receive new government contracts to develop new products for the galactic markets [40 AP into business]. Bounty Hunter [4 AP].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Modpost Argentina The Argentinians begin developing new fusion reactors and power plants across the country, slowly increasing their expertise in the field [3 pages to cover the Empire]. Similarly, the infrastructure and clearing of slums would take time but as power becomes more abundant it becomes easier and easier [5 pages to clear slums and lift people from poverty/give them housing]. India Shiva-class air dreadnought will take some time to develop given its massive size and energy requirement. Aeronautical engineers promise the Indian government that it will be well worth the wait [6 pages]. The Mughal torpedo would take some time, but not as long as the Shiva [3 pages]. Thules Bane [Tell me what it is no pages yet]. Rhodesia The Rhodesians drive at Maputo, pressing the Mozamgascar forces and their allies back further and further toward the sea. All along the defensive line, Mozamgascar begins to buckle. Despite the heavy bombardment by the Canadians, Rhodesia’s conventional land firepower still proves too much for the small Mozamgascar forces still lacking support from Indian troops who have yet to cross into Mozambique from Madagascar. Maputo is on the brink of falling as by the end of the year, the entirety of Mozambique is under Rhodesian control save the area immediately surrounding the capital. Exosuits begin to be researched and later built for Rhodesian forces [2 pages]. The new anti-aircraft missiles will take some time to research but are critical should the Rhodesians wish to defend itself against the Canadians [3 pages]. The Rhodesian military is able to recruit some 50,000 new men. Canada The Canadian-American effort to build a carrier capable stealth fighter continues [joining American effort, I think I gave pages for this already. If not, 3]. USA The space station for the United Nations would take some time, but it would truly be a technological marvel upon completion [4 pages]. US troops arrive too late, seeing the fall of most of Mozambique outside of Mupato before they even round the cape of good hope. New missile/AA [3 pages]. Ukraine Turkey accepts the offer to help in the production of the Illya and Boris, then join the joint research agreement with Ukraine. FRA The assault on Sinaloa begins with the Sinaloa cartel facing the overwhelming might of the Federal American military. The fight rages on for weeks as aircraft strike the heart of the cartel’s territory, slaughtering hundreds of fighters. By Christmas 2087, the cartel officially surrenders to the Americans and dozens of tunnels, drug trafficking networks, and other sensitive intelligence are revealed to the Americans. The Federal Republic of America has secured its western border. Will it press south? The request for 7th Generation fighters, which it does not yet have researched, goes unanswered. Lockheed Martin offers to develop one under contract and promises to have it done on schedule [4 pages].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Canadian Bombing Runs The second wave of Canadian submarine bombardment begins in earnest, this time striking several key sectors in South Africa. The Tomahawks slam into the gold mining facilities and ports, devastating them for the foreseeable future and greatly hindering the province’s economy. Unfortunately, despite not explicitly targeting civilians in these strikes, civilians are killed in the dozens. Many of these areas are staffed by civilians or civilian contractors rather than British military forces. As the reports of civilian casualties reach Britain and later Canada, protests begin in earnest outside of the capitol in Vancouver and elsewhere. Marchers line the streets of Canada’s major cities demanding peace in what many of them quickly view an unjust intervention. “Let them have their fight, we do not need to be part of it” quickly becomes the rallying cry of these protestors. The opposition party to the current President sees its numbers shoot up, and as the new bombers make their runs on the British and Rhodesians, devastating troops and supply lines there, the protests only ramp up. To add to the growing unrest in Canada, the first Canadian deaths come in… en masse. It appears that after the first strike, the British deployed their own submarine fleets to watch for Canadians. Not soon after the second strike, British submarines begin to hunt the Canadians with success. The Canadians suffer the loss of three submarines to their British counterparts who strike them at range while their naval drones strike them with brutal efficiency. The waves were no longer only Canadian, Britannia was asserting its dominion. The small island surrenders reluctantly, hoping that they would be liberated soon. Germany The Germans begin work in earnest on their own space program, establishing old spaceports once operated by the ESA. It quickly becomes clear though that Germany alone does not possess the resources to truly operate a space program on the same scale as Russia, let alone their French neighbors. They would need help [2 pages for a spaceport]. French State The Mass Driver proves an ambitious project that captures the imagination of millions in the French State, especially after the successful moon landing and the astounding new Saudi Arabian craft. Despite excitement, the construct would be an arduous ordeal taking a tremendous amount of time to complete [8 pages]. The orbital counterpart will also take some time, but not quitee as much time as the Mass Driver itself [6 pages]. It’ll take about a year to outfit everybody in exo-suits [2 pages]. Spain begins training alongside French counterparts and also begins to step up their military industrial complex in order to meet French demand [4 pages until they’re both competent and equipped].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    الربع الخالي [The Empty Quarter] 400 Miles South of Riyadh 2062 Professor Nassef al’Samir looked over the golden dunes of the desert from the passenger seat of his jeep as the sun set over the Western horizon. It had been a long drive from the university in Riyadh and he still did not know where the officers were taking him. All they had told him was that it was “a matter of great scientific interest and national security.” When the officers from the Royal Guard first arrived, he told them that he need to stay since he still had classes to teach and welcomed them to return in a month or so, but it became apparent very quickly that he did not have much of a choice other than to follow. He was given some time to pack his things and report to the university that he would be gone for an undetermined amount of time, but it seemed that the university already knew this and had already made accommodations. The dean simply wished him well at the end of the phone call and promised that his position would be there for him when if he returned. If he returned. Professor al’Samir could not help but think that was odd, but he did not think much of it as he watched the pair of officers carefully pack his things into the pack of the large white jeep emblazoned with the insignia of the Royal Guard. He and the officers made small talk for some time; a gesture that at least comforted him somewhat as it meant they likely were not planning on taking him out to the desert for an execution. Nassef was thoughts on the matter suddenly disappeared into wonder as he looked out in front of the jeep, suddenly seeing dozens of artificial lights and a massive chain link fence ahead of him. “What is that?” The Professor leaned forward in his seat, lowering his window only to quickly hear massive amounts of activity in the form of machinery roaring from behind the fence. “Our destination, professor.” It all happened quickly then. The jeep rolled up to the gate and the officers quickly exchanged familiarities, embracing before the gates opened and allowed the jeep entry. Soon thereafter, the professor was ushered out from the car. A colleague of his, Professor Khalid bin Abdullah, smiled as he shook his hand and whisked him away from the car and over to what looked like a massive strip mine covered by a massive canopy. “Camouflage,” noted Khalid as they boarded an elevator and descended for some five minutes. For a few moments there was silence, but Nassef could no longer contain himself. “Where in God’s name are we, Khalid?” “We’re in the Empty Quarter, my friend.” Khalid laughed, patting Nassef in the back. The two went way back, studying together in the United States in the 2010s at MIT. Both of them were astrophysicists and aeronautical engineers and were key contributors to NASA’s Orion program; at least before the Civil War. Both of them found themselves back in Saudi Arabia at the onset of the American conflict, only to find themselves in the employ of the kingdom’s military building ICBMs for their war effort. They parted ways during the food crisis of the 2050s, returning to their families in Riyadh and Madinah. But fate had brought them back together. “No kidding Khalid. Why the hell are we here?” “We’ve discovered a miracle, a gift from God.” Khalid smiled, motioning for Nassef to look through the now open door of elevator. Nassef raised his brow, opening his mouth to respond only to be silenced as he turned toward the door. “What…” He quickly stepped out from the door with Khalid in tow, rushing to a railing that offered a better look at the miracle. His jaw nearly dropped to the floor, turning to Khalid in amazement. Below him, dozens of men and women in decontamination suits buzzed around an aircraft unlike anything he had ever seen before. Massive in size, Nassef could see clearly what must be weapons systems on the top of the craft as well as on its sides. He watched in awe as one of the scientists suddenly emerged from the craft, typing furiously into the tablet in his left hand. “This is what we’re here for Nassef. It is time for us to get to work.” ---- United Kingdom of Arabia In a move that stuns the global community, the U.K.A. announces the creation of a new class of space-faring vessel. A purely scientific vessel, the Arabians claim that the craft can take off and land on Earth similar to a space shuttle, however its speed is unmatched by any other human design. Launching from a newly constructed spaceport not far from Mecca, the Arabians put the Nassef al’Samir into space on December 31st, 2086. In a cheeky demonstration of its capabilities, it zooms by the Canadian Mars bound craft, only to turn around as though it were an oceanic vessel and zip back to its destination, the lunar surface. Its propulsion is of an undisclosed design, and the Arabians do not give any specifics as to how it works. They merely state that the homemade product is the fruit of over two decades of research and development and that it is named for the late scientist who pioneered its creation. --- USA Active scanning will take some time to truly be developed [4 pages]. The Russians accept the offer to reform the United Nations with the Americans and quickly invite their puppet states in Central Asia to join the reforged association. Soon thereafter, Brazil joins and later the Arabian Kingdom. The Republic of China joins at the beginning of 2087 and most of Southeast Asia follows suit. By the middle of 2087, most states have signed agreements or are petitioning their national governments on whether or not they ought to join. The carrier modification to the fighter should not take too much time once the actual fighter is complete [2 pages from completion of 7th Gen].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Operation Thoughts and Prayers Terror and Death. Overnight, Western Mexico erupted into chaos. The Free American Army was on the warpath and it seemed as though nothing could get in their way. One of the most brutal examples of the American onslaught occured in Chihuahua, where over 300,000 civilians were killed… perhaps not unintentionally… as the Americans devastated the city and seized it in a matter of days. Shocked by the horror that occurs in Juarez and without any sort of strong leadership as many are killed in the devastation, the Juarez dissolves and their territory and armies are lost to the Americans. It is the first to fall. Soon thereafter, the other cartels collapse. The Knights Templar and Jalisco New Generation are brutally hunted in Guadalajara, some fleeing outright to the smaller Mexican Republic or across the Gulf of California to Baja. After witnessing the devastation to their East, the Tijuana branch based out of Hermosillo surrenders and reveals several tunnels and smuggling rings to the Americans. The Sinaloa, however, refuse to lay down their arms. They understand that underneath the Americans, they would not be able to survive. This was a fight for their livelihood. They begin to strike back, launching counter attacks and occasionally grounding aircraft using advanced ground-to-air missiles and other anti-air technologies. Behind American lines, multiple terror attacks begin in New Columbia and Monterrey killing dozens of civilians. The Sinaloa would be a difficult enemy to destroy, but they were slow being pushed back. The ATVs will be finished by the end of the year [1 page] The Revere System undergoes its initial development phases, a project that is expected to take some time [4 pages]. Argentina The investments into the economy would bear some fruit as new corporations from other parts of South America and beyond begin to move into Argentina. Lured by the strong subsidies, they begin to construct new plants and hire Argentinian workers. It is a nice boost to the Argentinian economy. The only nation in any sort of position to respond to the Argentinian offer is Columbia who welcomes cooperation with the Argentinians. Republic of Germany The Russians, already possessing several partners for their space program, reject the German request. Republic of Indonesia The Indonesian corruption investigation, dubbed the Kasumu Purges by the media, report rather astounding findings of bribery and corruption at all levels of government. In some local governments, entire offices are filled simply by friends and family of the elected official with very little bureaucratic work being accomplished. Bribery of judges in the lower courts is rampant with the report finding that over 63% of judges accepted bribes in the last five years. In the national government, most officials prove relatively clean however a few elected officials in the nation’s congress prove to have less than satisfactory “business” connections. The idea proves an ambitious one with there being dozens of islands in Indonesia. It also proves incredibly expensive. It is decided that the project must be carried out in three long phases as money will need to be raised at a manageable rate [8 pages]. The Asian Trade Cooperative is established without much trouble with all approached states joining the agreement. Carbon nanotube technology proves difficult, and mass producing them even moreso. This too would take some time, but could pay off incredibly [8 pages].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    The United Kingdom of Arabia After the Great Middle Eastern War, referred to simply by Arabs as “The War,” King Mohammad bin Salman faced a tremendous amount of domestic instability. His people agitated in the streets for greater freedoms, but more importantly, food. With war raging in various corners of the globe, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies were beginning to starve. Saudi Arabia itself relied on global trade for food, importing as much as 80% of its food products. The situation was even more dire for some of its allies, with the entirety of the Gulf Cooperation Council as a whole imported 90% of their food products. By the 2050s, the Gulf faced a crisis. If the King did not act decisively, he understood that thousands of his people would die and, even if he could manage to stay in power, there would be little left to rule. So began the second Food Security Initiative, the child of a project instituted by King Salman’s father in 2009. The Kingdom used what remained of its vast wealth to invest in more fertile regions, mostly in Africa, buying up farms and pushing Saudi agricultural corporations abroad in order to secure food resources for the entire Gulf region. The remainder of the Gulf Cooperation Council followed suit, and by the end of the decade the region found themselves relatively secure in their food supplies. Crisis averted. The second Food Security Initiative, renamed the Gulf Sustainability Project once the GCC adopted it as a whole, showcased the power of the Gulf region when it came together to accomplish a goal. It fostered greater unity between the member states and in 2062, the Gulf Congress was established. The Congress is composed of elected officials from each state and has broad legislative powers in each member state. As the Congress implemented more and more laws across the Gulf, it quickly became clear that national governments were losing their grasp on power. Rather than acting irrationally against this though, the states embraced the structure and, aside from Oman, voted to expand its power in order to more thoroughly integrate the states. In 2070, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Qatar voted to federalize. King Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was named king of the United Kingdom of Arabia, but his powers were largely limited. It was the Gulf Congress that called the shots. Since its creation, the United Kingdom of Arabia has remained largely isolated from global politics. They have formally recognized the Israeli state and have declared their open opposition to the ever aggressive Iranian Islamic Republic, but otherwise their international interactions have largely been limited to passive trade. Science and technology thrive in the Kingdom as it possesses a vibrant technological sector based largely out of Dubai and Riyadh. The Kingdom’s oil wealth is slowly fading, but it still remains a large exporter of black gold and its wealth still derives from chiefly from it. As of 2086, the United Kingdom of Arabia has great potential to flourish on the world stage if it chooses to open up. --- The United Kingdom of Arabia In 2085, The UKA initiated talks with the Israeli State about returning territories lost in The War. The Israelis proved initially hostile to any such concessions, but as the talks continued the Israelis began to warm to the idea. The Israelis struggled with Arab agitation in Iraq and Kuwait, two peoples who merely desired to live and worship in peace without the spectre of the Israeli government looming over them. After months and months of negotiations, the UKA offered several diplomatic, economic, and even military concessions that made the Israelis comfortable with turning over the region to its new Arab allies. Under the condition that the United Kingdom of Arabia would demilitarize significantly, abandoning its nuclear weapons and eliminating certain missile defense programs that made the Israelis uncomfortable, the Israelis would concede the desired territory and ensure that the UKA would remain independent from Iran through military protection.
  13. Ra ra I'm gonna do a modern nations FRP and I won't quit this time. I'll put out the rules like Saturday or something then get the RP thread up that night [I'm away this weekend]. Capping it at 15 players, so have at it. I'm looking for quality ******* applications, so if you half ass it don't expect to get expected. Every nation is open, including the US, China, Russia, India, whatever. Have it at it. Battle Royale. 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:
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    Modern Nations OOC Thread

    yeah, just make sure you read the most recent mod post. there's a big plot point there for Indoesia
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Argentina Starting from scratch, the Argentinians begin to develop a space program. This starts in earnest through the development of a Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a technology institute that is capable of teaching Argentinian students, though the Argentinians do seem to lack rocket scientists to do most of the teaching... [2 pages]. The Infantry armor with HUD integration undergoes research and development, though it seems this may take some time [3 pages] THE AI assistant will take even longer [6].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    The Indian Ocean War With a flurry of artillery barrages, the Rhodesian offensive begins. Thousands of zealous Rhodesian soldiers and equipment storm the border, executing a brutally efficient battleplan that saw the rapid fall of Tete and a heavy push into the core of the country. The missile salvos and airstrikes managed to effectively ground the Mozamgascar airforce as dozens of airstrips across the continent are cratered beyond quick repair. By the end of the first two weeks, the Rhodesians and their British South African allies had managed to secure a large swathe of the country and threatened Mozamgascar’s continental capital, Maputo. The Mozamgascar military response proves crafty in that their losses prove minimal as they strategically retreat from Tete and the Northern borderlands, consolidating themselves around the capital. By consolidating their forces, the Mozamgascar army, a smaller force compared to their Rhodesian counterparts, effectively grinds the Rhodesians to a halt, establishing a rather firm line stretching from Maputo in the south to the port city of Beira in the country’s center. It is during this lull in the fighting that the Zimbabwean Resistance forces, organized and supplied mostly by Mozamgascarian operatives, begin rising up in earnest. Their strikes are small and generally rather negligible in terms of physical damage, but their effectiveness in striking fear and discontent into the hearts of white Rhodesians, many of whom question the necessity of the war in the first place, is striking. At sea, an even greater conflict brews. The Indian Navy boldly sallies forth, steaming ahead to blockade the strategically critical port of Singapore. As the Indians enter the Strait of Malacca, they are met by the Singapore defense garrison of the Royal Navy. A rather brief naval engagement ensues thereafter with Indian aircraft gaining control of the skies through their numerical superiority. Soon thereafter, most of the Royal Navy is sunk. Aircraft are also scrambled by Malaysia and Indonesia, who begin their own interception and bombing runs on the British in Singapore and in the Straits, citing that it was time for their colonial ambitions to end. With British Naval resistance eliminated, the Indian Navy is free to blockade the city and conduct their brutal siege tactics. The citizens of Singapore find themselves in desperate need of aid, and if the British cannot respond soon to liberate the city, the local government would have no choice but to surrender. It already teeters on the brink. Meanwhile, across the Indian Ocean, the Royal Navy scrambles to blockade the Indian shipping lanes. They manage to do so effectively out of the range of the coastal defenses of the Indian defense forces, disrupting trading vessels and smaller patrol boats. If the British choose to sortie aircraft however toward the Indian coast, they would be promptly eliminated. To add to the woes of the British and Rhodesians at sea, the Canadian strikes prove brutally effective. The Tomahawk strikes hit with a rate of 75% effectiveness, cratering strategic airfields across both South Africa and Rhodesia and damaging some critical infrastructure. This was key to slowing the Rhodesian blitz into Mozamgascar. The Falkland Islands are also heavily bombarded, along with St. Helena and Ascension. Lacking proper support and an overwhelming Canadian Force, the islands quickly succumb to the Canadian bombardments and offer their surrender. --- Ukraine The Oslov-Djokovic test proves to be incredibly difficult and becomes a great challenge to Ukrainian students. Its difficulty pushes them to the greatest extent of their skills and certainly brings out the creativity and ingenuity of those students. The future of the Ukrainian Cyber Forces is bright. The Russian Empire’s military staff quietly expresses that the Ukrainian anti-air system will give them great headaches, especially while they lack a 6th generation fighter of their own. The aircraft go into development and are expected to move along at about the same speed [4 pages]. The Turks do not want aid, but if they somehow came to learn of the Ukrainian aircraft project, the Turks would want to make it a joint effort in order to more effectively develop the craft [production time slashed to 3 pages if accepted offer]. --- American Empire The Russians and Americans begin to work on a manned Lunar mission, the first since the People’s Republic of China landed there just before the outbreak of war with the American Empire in the 2040s. It will launch soon from a Russian spaceport currently under construction in the Steppe [2 pages]. The miniaturization of fusion is proving difficult to master, and will require some additional time to carry out in earnest [4 pages]. The new American fighter is contracted to Lockheed Martin who promises a great new aircraft for the American Empire. Radar seems to be pretty effective right now, but perhaps something could improve it. Active scanning, like out of science fiction, is slowly being researched. This would take quite a bit of time though. --- French State With the Energy from the Saharan Solar Project, many of the cities controlled by the French in North Africa now find themselves with an energy surplus rather than shortage. This goes a long way in improving even small quality of life problems as crime, with the lights always on, sees a small decline. The local economies also improve as they are able to stay open later and longer than before when they had to conserve more energy. This influx of money in the region goes a long way in improving the happiness of France’s North African citizens, and the infrastructure projects only continuing to improve those relations [3 pages for significant reform]. The Spanish government begins to reform a military with several ousted leaders joining the ranks of the new Spanish military. It is a small force, but certainly more competent than what the Anarchists had managed to piece together. The investments into the Spanish go a long way in helping Spanish industry and private enterprise come back to life with cities like Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona all becoming vibrant and full once again. It will be a long time until the scars of the revolution are fully healed, but Spain was back under strong leadership once again. --- Events The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, utilizing its familial connections to Mozamgascar’s leadership and generally friendly relationship toward the British-axis, offers the opportunity for both countries to meet in Riyadh to discuss a fair peace deal [if you don’t have me on Skype, find somebody who does and add me or PM me]. Saudi Arabia also begins to enter negotiations with the Israeli State. The Israelis currently occupy a large portion of the Arabian Peninsula, and exchange for mutual defense against the Iranians, the Israelis give in to conceding that territory back to the Arabians. This does not go into effect immediately, but the plans are drawn. Meanwhile, the Russian Empire formally annexes Manchuria under the reluctant approval of the Korean government. Soon thereafter, thousands of Russian air and ground assets are moved there. Once again, the Japanese are told that they need not be concerned and are offered a stake in the Russian Space program alongside the American Empire.
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    Modern Nations OOC Thread

    Sure but no Balkan states, just the Eastern Europoors [Baltic States, Belarus, Slovakia, Czecg Republic, and Poland.]
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    The Russian Empire July 25, 2085 The coronation of Tsar Alexis II proved to be one of the grandest spectacles in the country's history. Unlike the coronation of his father, the country was not recovering from a bloody civil war and with the vast wealth Russia had accumulated over the past four decades, Russia could afford a ceremony fit for a Roman Emperor. The coronation was held in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour with a crowd of over 2 million people in attendance. Another 55 million more tuned into livestreams and television broadcasts. The Russian economy had also benefited greatly from the ceremony as Russian media advertised the coronation as an event open to all; a message attracting thousands of tourists from Europe, North America, and Asia who all desired to catch a glimpse of a once in a lifetime event. As a result, businesses across Moscow saw their sales jump drastically in the days leading up to the coronation while nearly all hotels filled up their available rooms. Thousands of jobs were also created to prep for the ceremony including technicians, caterers, and security. The Imperial Guard regiment Alexis commanded as Tsarevich was reformed into the Tsar's personal lifeguard regiment serving as the honor guard at the coronation. World leaders and their respective ambassadors were invited to attend the ceremony with an invitation also being extended to the exiled King of Spain who the Russian Empire recognized as Spain's legitimate Head of State. The Ceremony began with the Tsar riding into Moscow on horseback accompanied by an entourage of Imperial Hussars and fighter jets flying overhead. Following tradition, Alexis broke off from the imperial procession in order pay his respects at the Chapel of Our Lady of Iveron before continuing on to the Cathedral. Arriving outside the Cathedral, Alexis joined with his wife, Tsarina Caroline of Windsor (granddaughter of King George VII of the United Kingdom), where they met with the Metropolitan Bishop of Moscow (acting in place of the Patriarch) who presented them with a cross which they would kiss, symbolically submitting to the will of God. The Bishop then sprinkled the monarchs with holy water before allowing them entry into the Cathedral. The imperial couple's entrance into the Cathedral marked the official beginning of the coronation as the choir sung the hymns of the Royal psalms. At the altar, Alexis removed the chain of the Order of St. Andrew and the Metropolitans of both Moscow and St. Petersburg began to dress him in all the regalia of the Russian Tsar before reading out two prayers in a ritual dating back to the coronation of the Byzantine Emperors. The Metropolitan of Moscow then presented the Imperial Crown to the Tsar who placed it over his head as the Metropolitan spoke these words: "Most God-fearing, absolute, and mighty Lord, Tsar of all the Russias, this visible and tangible adornment of thy head is an eloquent symbol that thou, as the head of the whole Russian people, art invisibly crowned by the King of kings, Christ, with a most ample blessing, seeing that He bestows upon thee entire authority over His people." Alexis was then given the imperial sceptre and orb as the Metropolitan spoke again "God-crowned, God-given, God-adorned, most pious Autocrat and great Sovereign, Emperor of All the Russias. Receive the sceptre and the orb, which are the visible signs of the autocratic power given thee from the Most High over thy people, that thou mayest rule them and order for them the welfare they desire." Alexis was now seated upon the throne of Russia. The same throne sat upon by his ancient ancestor, Michael I, who founded the Romanov dynasty and set Russia on the path to Empire. Next came the coronation of the Tsarina. She knelt at the feet of Alexis who in turn removed the crown from his head and briefly placed it above hers. Alexis then placed the Tsarina's crown upon her and placed the chain of the Order of St. Andrew around her neck, accompanied by a purple mantle, signifying her sharing in his responsibility for the nation's welfare. With this the choir began to sing again as the honor guard outside the Cathedral let off a 101 gun salute with church bells ringing across the nation. Tsar and Tsarina returned to their respective thrones where they were each given communion and another prayer was read. Before exiting the Cathedral to return to the Kremlin, Alexis received homage from his family, nobles, and notable subjects and visitors present at the coronation. Leaving the Cathedral, the Imperial family made their way back to the Kremlin where, continuing the tradition started by Nicholas I, he and his family bowed to the assembled crowd from atop the Red Staircase before heading inside the Palace for the coronation banquet. Celebrations continued well into the night with fireworks and festivities on the streets, Alexis's coronation had been an astonishing success. Russian Actions - In a response to a private message received by the Canadians, the Russians merely respond that the Arctic belongs solely to Russia. There would be no bargaining on this point and no concessions made. Russian strategic bombers are deployed to Karelia, Vladivostok, and St. Petersburg. An increased submarine presence is also felt in the Arctic. In a few tense standoffs, Russian submarines would intentionally make themselves known after trailing Canadian fleets for hours at a time, letting the Canadians know that they were in their sights. This coincides with a massive Naval buildup. - Now that Mongolia has been effectively pacified, the Russian Empire continues to build up its forces in the East, this time threatening the rump Chinese state - the People's Republic of China. Strategic bombers begin to buzz over the skies of the PRC and drones conduct massive surveillance operations. About a week after the coronation, the first bombs begin to fall. An already crippled state, the PRC fails to put up much of a fight as the Russian Empire overwhelms them in a matter of weeks. Fighting began rather intense though, and the Russians lack of a strong fighter aircraft was played to the Chinese's advantage for some time before they were finally overwhelmed on the ground. - The Rhodesians receive a significant amount of aid from the Russians who condemn the actions of Mozamgascar. They advise Mozamgascar to stand down from their conflict. In exchange for accepting this offer, the government of Mozamgascar is offered new investments in infrastructure and technology so long as they work to foster a friendship with the Rhodesian nation. Response to the UK South African and Singaporean troops continue to train rigorously, slowly gaining experience. Many are eager for a deployment to make something out of their training. The reorganization also goes a long way in reinvigorating the troops, but some advise that more regulars are mixed in with veterans to better distribute the experience.
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    American Empire The Russians are proud to have joined the Americans in an alliance through the unification of their royal houses, however; the Russians refuse to back down on their Arctic claims. They encourage the Americans to reconsider, and dangle a very tantalizing reward in front of them for compliance. The Russian Space program is one of the most advanced and capable on the planet, so in return for acknowledging Russia's claim and backing down from aiding the Canadians, the Russians would offer the Americans and NASA a partnership in all space bound efforts. At home, nuclear fusion and fusion plants as well as most other infrastructure projects continue to be built at a steady pace (no real page numbers for this one, just as you post more get done I suppose). American Infantrymen also see an improvement in equipment, but it will take some time to be distributed (1 page). Canada Though there are several tense standoffs in the Arctic, the Russians do not fire upon Canadian vessels. They do not give any weight to the claims though that Russia does not have full sovereignty over the Arctic. Research on the new bombers goes into effect this year, and because of Canada's already thriving aerospace industry and research centers, it is expected to be finished on a very good schedule (4 pages). The Canadian's decision to turn toward hydro-electric power proves to be a quite wise endeavor as the new plants can be built relatively inexpensively and will provide tremendous amounts of energy (3 pages). India Things go as they go Fishermen fish, they smell, and several Arab countries complain about the filth. France Spain crumbles under the might and organization of the French. It appears that the state is in total disarray with the sudden collapse of both their economy and military. In some places, the French troops are even welcomed in Parade, ready for at least some kind of stability. Most major nations understand France’s actions, but Italy does mobilize in the case of escalation and Portugal remains firm on their border, allowing in Spanish refugees. The Portuguese and Italians both assert that the French should not annex the state directly, but believe that the restoration of the royal family and democratic proceedings would prove best. Mozamgascar The Russians accept the Mozamgascar offer and Russian industries begin to move on that regard. Tech office proves far more effective at energizing domestic young people to join the workforce rather than attracting migrants who already have those sorts of opportunity at home. Mozamgascar’s efforts largely bear no fruit, but there is certainly discontent, though not disloyalty, among Black Rhodesian citizens. Rhodesia The British aid goes a long way in helping modernize Rhodesia’s army, but it has a long way to go. Transport undergoes research and development (2 pages). Germany The Russians are happy that the Germans accept, but they quickly threaten the Germans to cease their threats toward the French State or risk a rather quick rescinding of that pact. Italians accept. Tanks go into construction, will be done relatively soon (3 pages). Defenses go under construction (2 pages). Ukraine SAM stations are largely in place by the end of the year. Much of the Ukrainian industry is also able to be moved by the end of the year without trouble as people work with patriotic fervor. Ships continue to be churned out at an astounding rate, bolstering the small Ukrainian Navy. The new Ukrainian push into cyberspace begins in earnest this year with thousands of young Ukrainians enlisting. Their skills vary greatly though, and it will take time to really properly train these men. Research on the VI begins as well, but it is expected to take some time.
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    Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Tsoja E, Ymorian Space, 2150 Darkul Warships, thousands of them. When Schynian Luusir turned her gaze towards the sky, all she saw was the bottom of the behemoths as they began to circle the planet, preparing for invasion. Alarms blared throughout the countryside as thousands of Ymorians darted for bomb shelters, vehicles, or otherwise simply knelt where they stood preparing for the end. Schynian ran back from her work in the fields to her home, yelling for her husband and children to meet her downstairs with whatever they could carry. She leapt outside again, leaping into the cockpit of the Cynn Personal Starfarer she and her husband purchased a few years back. With the flick of a switch, its miniaturized Xylorite reactor roared to life and the ship began to power up. Schynian paused in the cockpit, breathing deeply and slowing herself down for a moment. CRACK. The sound of the sky ripping apart shook Schynian from her brief meditation. She turned her gaze upward again, but this time she was relieved. Ka’Cezh and Ymorian starships had warped into the system and began engaging the Darkul! From the surface of the planet, she could make out the glistening beams of light punching into the shields of the Darkul ships, buying time for the evacuation of Tsoja E. Schynian smiled cautiously as she ran back in the house, knowing she had more time to get her family out. She gathered them in front of the door, patting her children on the head and kissing their foreheads. She hugged her husband and reassured him that they would be okay, that the Ka’Cezh would cover the evacuation. After looking over the house she raised a family in for the final time, she ushered her family out the door. They all climbed into the Starfarer, pulling away from the house and blasting off. Overhead, the Ka’Cezh were forcing back the Darkul steadily. A Cynn Personal Starfarer “Mom, look!” As Schynian and her family began to ascend into the lower atmosphere over one of the planet’s largest cities, one of the children pointed out the window at a massive object headed for the city. Just as Schynian turned to look at the object, the entire sky became as bright as the sun. The interior of the Starfarer began to flash red and the air around the craft erupted with energy. Critical Engine Failure. Critical Engine Failure. Atmospheric Exit Disengaged. Brace for Landing. Brace For Landing. Brace fo..la..nd… The Starfarer plummeted to the ground, slamming into a nearby mountainside and collapsing into a pile of smouldering rubble. Hours Later Schynian woke in terrible pain, finding her arm completely shattered beneath a massive section of the now ruined Starfarer. She yelled out for her family, but none responded. As she began to regain her ability to utilize her seeing membrane, she quickly recognized the charred corpses of her family. All around her the earth smouldered. From where she crashed she could see the city, now nothing but a ruin. Schynian had heard stories of this before. When the Darkul were losing, they simply set fire to a world through nuclear holocaust. Her home, Tsoja E, had fallen victim. Now a light flashed above her and a Ka’Cezh aircraft hovered just a few feet above the crash site. Ka’Cezh soldiers leapt down from the craft, quickly moving to help Schynian out from under the rubble. They loaded her into the aircraft and whirred off toward a hospital carrier in orbit. The Nuclear Bombardment of Tsoja E, captured by Ka’Cezh spacecraft After hours of recovery, a Ka’Cezh nurse came to speak with Schynian. “Ma’am, we’ve done what we could for your arm and provided a temporary cybernetic implant. You’ve been treated for the radiation as well. We’re…” “My family… they didn’t take the bodies..” Schynian cried, looking to her right at the poorly designed piece of metal attached to where her arm used to be. “What?” The nurse looked alarmed, looking over a holographic tablet quickly. She frowned, quickly understanding Schynian’s tragedy. “My family… they’re gone…” She paused, looking out into the vastness of space from her hospital bed. “Where are you taking me?” “We’re taking you to a refugee station near the core of Ka’Cezh space. From there you could resettle in Ymorian space or settle elsewhere… quite a few Ymorians have been opting for a different nation altogether though, one more… removed.” “Where?” Present Day Cyrene, Planet Aeneas, Elysian League Space “Excuse me, watch out, excuse me…” Schynian shuffled along past a group of Krib slithering through the small cobblestone streets of the marketplace with a large crate in tow. Filled with various crops, Schynian intended to sell it for to one of the Human traders who shipped off-world. After nearly kicking over a smaller Krib nibbling on a large ear of corn, Schynian burst out from the narrow pathways into a beautiful plaza that marked the center of the small town of Cyrene. At the base of a fountain, a T’jell employed by the Elysian government began to read out a list of names - a list of the dead. “20,000 more Elysians died in 2153. Most of them on the Zaxx front. About a quarter of them died on the Ymorian front this year, a new theater for the Republic. The Ka’Cezh requested Elysian support on the Ymorian front, which appears to be collapsing, late in the year. Fighting there is said to be especially desperate and severe.” Schynian’s ears perked up at that. She knew that the Elysians had been involved in the war for a few years after a small Zaxx incursion nearly destroyed one of the settlements in the Northern Colonies, but the fact that Elysians were being deployed to Ymorian Space... It did not matter, Schynian stopped paying attention as the T’jell continued to read out names of the sons and daughters of the people of Cyrene who died in the war. There was some weeping behind her as she reached the desk of the Human merchant. She sighed as she pulled the cart to her side. “I’ve got what you needed, Antonio.” The old man turned to the Ymorian woman, speaking with a thick Italian accent. “Ci? Do ya?” The old man came out from behind his stand, kneeling over the cart. “Lets’a take a look,” the man briefly inspected the cart before piping up again, “5,000 Florins, ci?” “5,000? You gave me seventy-five hundred just last week for the same thing…” Schynian quickly became annoyed, pulling the cart back from the man. “This’a war is’a makin’ shipping costs expensive, more freighters a’ going to carryin’ troops to the front. I have’a to cutta the costs here to keep making profits up there, capiche?” Antonio pointed toward the sky, shaking his head. Frustrated, Schynian passed over the goods in the cart to Antonio. On another day, perhaps she would have tried to resist the old man and demanded the real price… but not today, she did not have the will to argue today. Schynian reached for the empty cart and prepared to head back to her farmhouse overlooking Cyrene. As Schynian began to turn off a side street and out of the plaza, a column of Elysian Auxiliaries in their elegant bronze armor began carefully brushing by the townspeople. Schynian stopped to watch them as they marched to the center of the plaza and a man in an elegant grey uniform stepped out from the column. “People of Cyrene, your Republic calls on you to serve in a grand endeavour. Over glorious Elysium, a new shipyard has been constructed. Here, the Elysian League will begin to build a navy capable of defending its people from the threats that loom on the edges of our space. I am here to take the names of recruits. You will be offered a handsome bonus for signing with us today!” The man stepped back into the column and pulled out a tablet. Almost immediately, several fresh-faced Humans, T’jell, and even one Krib (who was promptly sent away), went to sign up for the new Elysian Navy. Schynian sighed, shaking her head and turning away from the scene. She continued up the side street for awhile, deep in thought. After a few moments away from the plaza, Schynian felt her hand fall from the cart. She felt her legs carry her over to the man in the gray uniform. Not long thereafter, she felt herself shaking hands with the Elysian naval recruiter. What the hell was she doing... ---- The Elysian League 2154 Population: 1,250,000 Humans; 100,000 Ka’Cezh; 40,000 Ymorians; 30,000 T’jell; 15,000 Cevelli; 15,000 Krib [Pending Czar Changes] Planets and Territorial Claims: 11/33 Shipyard: SL4 Resources: Itoron, Xylorite AP: 70 Expenditures [4] Colony Ship - Despite the war on both sides of Elysian Space, the Republic has seen fit to continue to expand its reach to the west. Charters are sold for new land and mining rights on the next colony in order to fund the craft. [5] Elysian Auxiliaries - 25,000 new Elysian Auxiliaries are recruited this year and equipment is constructed to support them. They are equipped with the standard spear and shield of the Auxiliaries. [8] Carrier - The first Elysian naval vessel is built in the shipyard above Elysium. Dubbed the Pericles, it is launched with a great deal of ceremony. [10] Special Project - The Forum is established, a hub of science and technological assets from across the Elysian League and beyond. Most of the expenditures are in awarding contracts to previously established private companies and non-Elysian corporations. [18] Support Ships - To compliment the Pericles, a group of support ships are constructed. Two destroyers and six frigates are built. [25] Marketplaces - The Elysian federal government allocates resources to the newest colonies, building them small marketplaces not too dissimilar from the one described in the town of Cyrene on Aeneas (business investment). [0] Troop Movements - Lacking freighters to properly move their own troops, the Elysians request the aid of the Ka’Cezh in deploying a new round of troops to the Ymorian front. The Ka’Cezh and Elysians have likely done this practice for a few years now, so it shouldn’t be anything troublesome. [0] Psionic Census - After a few awkward encounters on Elysium with psionic-capable Cevelli immigrants, the federal government has seen it fit to hold a census in an attempt to get their psionically gifted citizens to come forward. It is made clear that there is no harm intended towards them, the government just wants to know what they’re working with, so to speak. [0] Vulcan’s Forge - The Forge continues to work this year, putting out a great deal of raw materials to the open market. These materials are sold for a handsome profit to the Ka’Cezh, Ymorians, and whoever else might take them. However, the practice is getting old. The Elysians seek out new clients, but more importantly, new teachers. The Elysians want to learn from other great metallurgists from the Northern Galaxy and improve their craft. Inquiries are made. [0] Naval Aid - Given that the Elysians have only just begun building up their fleet, they’ve only really invested into offensive weapons. This leaves their ships incredibly vulnerable and without shielding. The Elysians request aid from the Ka’Cezh in the form of some kind of ship-based shielding technique which can be fitted to ships in their navy. They also request a fighter design in order to fit on their ships and the possibility of utilizing a nearby Ka’Cezh shipyard in order to produce more new ships for the Elysian Fleet. [0] Diplomatic Envoys - Given the desperate times for the Elysian League and its northern allies, the Elysians send several diplomatic vessels south to their human counterparts to learn from and potentially trade with them.
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Moderator Response - Ukraine - @DigitalRescue In the days and weeks after the uprisings began and the Russian threat became clear, thousands of young Ukrainians answered the call to serve in the country's armed forces. As described, there is a great resurgence in nationalism and production begins to ramp up, especially in Ukraine's shipyards. The Frigates & Destroyers are being built far faster than expected with many workers willingly offering extra hours to get the job donee. They would not be slaves to the Russians and they would pay for their freedom. The Turkish respond rather promptly, eager to align with the Ukrainians. They believe that they will not be ready for open confrontation for some time though, and encourage the Ukrainians to do what they can to handle the crisis without risking escalation any further. The Turks begin to prepare their navies and promise the Ukrainians that their force in the Black Sea will be felt when the time comes. The Israelis, it seems, were already contacted by the Russian Empire. The Russians and Israelis announced a military alliance with Israeli armor divisions moving to the border with Iran. The Russians, it seems, have decided to turn their mutual enemy into a cause for mending past disputes. As such, the Israelis refuse to even recognize the independence of Ukraine, citing it as a rogue Russian duchy.
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    Modern Nations OOC Thread

    Yeah... that's pretty much every modern army in the world works, right? Anyway, I'm not going to take the time to read any of your other useless stuff, I stick by what I said about the fluke success that may have been. It isn't viable, there's a reason there's no government like it in the world today, because it's total ****. If it worked, then you'd see it. Thank you for your time in the FRP. @NotEvilAtAll
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    It has been 41 years since the end of the Second Russian Civil War. The 62 year old Tsar Nicholas III spent the majority of his reign bending to the will of the Russian Orthodox Church. A Theocratic government led by the Patriarch of Moscow has ruled the country since the end of the war; a government which demands mandatory church attendance, draconian restrictions on travel and immigration, and actively persecutes those of other faiths has largely dictated policy to the Tsar using him almost purely as a figurehead to legitimize their authority. The Tsar himself is a good man and spent most of his free time doing charitable work for Russia's poor. Like his ancestral predecessor and namesake he is devoted to his family but despite his good nature he was barred from power by the Church and the Tsar did not wish to challenge them for they were the people who restored the Monarchy in Russia and he was indebted to them. Everything would change when on February 19, 2084. While returning to the Kremlin after a weekend hunting trip, the Tsar was killed by an IED planted by an Islamist Terror group seeking retribution for the arrests and executions of several prominent Imams who encouraged Muslims to rise up in jihad against the Russian state. The death of the Tsar threw the Russian government into crisis. Without the state's figurehead, anti-government riots erupted all over the country. The Patriarch ordered the Russian Army to put down these riots, but the army refused to obey the order. Soon the Patriarch would find himself under arrest after Spetsnaz operatives stormed his apartments in the Kremlin. It was clear to outside sources that a coup had just taken place in the aftermath of Tsar Nicholas's assassination. What remained unknown, however; was who orchestrated such a swift overthrow of the regime. Alexis Nikolaevich was born on December 5, 2048. He was the long awaited male heir to the Russian throne and upon his birth was given the title Tsarevich. He was the third and youngest child of Tsar Nicholas III and his wife Tsarina Henrietta of Denmark. Growing up Alexis was educated by the finest tutors of his day (at least the ones approved by the church), and he proved to be a great student. Alexis in particular enjoyed learning languages, science, and history. When Alexis was 13 he was given command of an Imperial Guard regiment of which he took his responsibility to very seriously. He woke up an hour before roll call, thoroughly inspected each man's uniform, and drilled himself alongside them. As Alexis grew older the relationship with his men would only grow and the men he commanded as a boy would make up the backbone of his future rule. At 18 Alexis had finished his studies and began to take a more public role alongside his father. He accompanied the Tsar on foreign visits, rode alongside him on horseback during parades, and took part in his father's charity work all while building a power base of his own. Alexis had seen the suffering the people of Russia were enduring under the tyranny of the church. While a devout christian himself he believed the Patriarch had overstepped his boundaries. He encouraged his father to act on behalf of his people, but the Tsar refused. Alexis was forced to go behind his family's back and begin setting plans in motion for a true restoration of the Tsar's rightful authority. Alexis made alliances with prominent figures in Russian society from military officers, to lower government officials. Even church leaders all agreed to support him in the event of a coup against the Patriarch's government. With the assassination of his father, Alexis was shocked but he couldn't afford to waste the opportunity. He put what would become known as the "Alexian Restoration" into effect. Within 48 hours, Alexis and his supporters had gained full control of the country. In a speech given the following morning, the newly crowned Tsar Alexis II would address his people on the chaos of the previous two days. He ensured them that swift justice would be delivered to the murderers of his father and that he would immediately lift the draconian restrictions of the people's freedoms put in place under the Patriarch's government with further reform to follow in the coming months. He vowed to protect the Russian people and elevate the nation to a place worthy of being the inheritors of the Roman Empire. Lastly Alexis stated that the coming 22nd century would be the Russian Century. By its end, Russia would not only be a great power, but the only power. --- Russian Empire In response to the assassination of his father, Tsar Alexis mobilized thousands of Russian troops to the Caucus regions and beyond. Rules similar to those of the French model are put into place, banning Islam outright from the Empire and beginning a massive wave of refugees spilling into Turkey, the free states in the Steppe, and Iran. These nations are declared enemies of the Russian people, and as troops begin to pacify the states in their South, more move to the borders. Troops are deployed to the Ukrainian border and old separatist forces are agitated, beginning small uprisings in Ukraine's eastern provinces. They are easily squashed, if the Ukrainians choose to respond with military force, however; this is perhaps the Russian trap. The Germans and British are approached to discuss a non-aggression pact. In the east, Russia mobilizes and promptly invades Mongolia. The Russians crash over the Mongolians like a wave, ruthless in their tactics. New stealth bombers unleash havoc on the poorly defend Mongolian troops who dare to offer resistance while Russian regulars and Spetznaz move in to pacify the region. It falls within a week to Russian rule. The Koreans are threatened to hand over Manchuria and they expect an answer by the end of the year. The Russians assure the Koreans, who are proving to struggle to maintain the region themselves or grow any enthusiasm for transplanted settlements there, that this action is meant to release them of their problems. They would be compensated handsomely. The Japanese are also assured that this is the extent of Russian ambition in the East and are offered a non-aggression pact out of goodwill. Addressing another concern in Asia, the Empire reaches out to President Kapur and India. They are offered a technological exchange program as well as an officer exchange program to further deepen the ties already established between the two states from arms sales and co-operation in the Chinese conflict earlier in the century. Massive naval yards undergo construction in Crimea, St. Petersburg, and Vladivostok. The Russian Space program also undergoes a massive reformation, and Tsar Alexis proudly declares that in time, all of the Heavens will belong to the Russian people! The Swedes are warned that further attempts to violate the independence of any Baltic states will be met in force (an ironic statement at best, as Russians move troops to their Baltic borders and deploy more troops to Prussia). The Russian Navy also begins to patrol the Baltic and Arctic heavily, threatening Canadian and American shipping their. The Americans though, would quickly have their worries mended. An offer is extended to the Trump family; a royal marriage. The Tsar offers one of his daughters to any one of Emperor Trump's sons. The Russians hope that the two old Cold War rivals can put aside their differences and work closer than ever before. --- French State - Seeking refugee from the crowded cities of Marseilles and Toulon, thousands of French citizens accept the subsidies from the state and begin to uproot their families and form small communities along the Mediterranean coasts there. It's a good start. - The open heathens that French prefer remain open heathens. Very few Muslims accept the offer and those who do are quickly shunned by the rest of their communities, in many cases, including their families. This move also prompts more Muslim immigration into neighboring states, though perhaps this is what the French wanted anyway. - The Saharan Solar project begins construction this year and is expected to move relatively quickly! (3 pages) - Exo-Suits, nice. (4 pages) - The troops are moved to the Spanish border... but otherwise the French demands go unheard (wait for separate Spain post). Spanish Commune - The economy of the Spaniards doesn't collapse, it was never under threat of that. Merely, as previously reported upon, production has been down as of late. Most of this is in part due to the rather experimental nature of the state, and the Spanish government's reluctance to intervene in a year proves... interesting. Regardless, the communes begin to stabilize and with them, so does production. Simply put, it is not 1936. Syndicalist, anarchist ways of running things is not nearly the most efficient way to operate as people lack incentives to produce anything more than the bare minimum required. Perhaps the rise of production in 1936 could simply be explained by a Catalan patriotic fervor (yes, this makes sense and is probably what happened) as a result of the specter of war, total and absolute, loomed over them. There is no such threat here and as such, production stabilizes at rates less than when Spain was a capitalist society. Nonetheless, the society itself is stable and the state functions... fine. The military, on the other hand, is a different story entirely. It seems that purging the officer command and instead allowing for democratic leadership of what should be a professional force is rather naive. Again, in 1936 these Spaniards were fighting for their livelihoods and families against a Fascist dictatorship. Now they would be merely going to their slaughter behind leaders who managed to win a popularity contest. Thusly, many elected to simply return to their families rather than fight. Perhaps an Anarcho-Syndicalist economy can function without catastrophe, but it proves extremely unreliable for a military. ((I'm offering you the opportunity to keep playing, @NotEvilAtAll, but if you're going to turn tail and whine when something merely doesn't go your way 1 time, then I encourage you to leave and also offer you advice to not continue trying to FRP, because you probably won't be very good at it if that is how you handle adversity.))
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Gonna Edit this so its coherent and add page numbers if I haven't already, but you guys can use this as baseline for now so you can post. India Greater Israel Defense Pact goes through Portugal Accepts the offer Sweden Finland/Estonia propaganda makes good headway Rescue Op; but it is intercepted at Sea by a third party with the Swedes losing contact with both the Submarine and Royal Family in the Bay of Biscay Mozamcascar No resistance is found Spain The changes, despite enthusiasm, are quickly slowing Production is way down Military organization is brutal, defense construction is slow as some military men simply elect to disband Anarachist ideas struggle to flow outside of their borders with a strong French state to the North and in Africa and a hostile Moroccan state in the South militarizing America Industry Expands [2 pages] Fission and Fusion power plant construction begins in earnest [4 pages] Indoctrination/Emigration bans take place, but smuggling operations and such continue as people who want to leave find a way out or die trying. By now though, most of those people have made it out. Infantry Weapons upgrade begins [2 pages] Canada Canadian energy organizations express doubt in the efforts of the government to double down on the extraction, it seems very troublesome. [6 pages if you want to push through] Rhodesia Infrastructure improvements begin, but it seems very difficult [4 pages] Immigration from whites slow this year [negligible number of migrants] Companies do not appear interested either [no contracts] Quality of life efforts are appreciated by black citizens who continue to agitate for more native rights, feeling very uneasy in the state Population growth is expected to rise thanks to Rhodesian efforts [+.01% pop growth per yr] Germany Artillery/AA Hyprid research begins [3 pages] AI begins [6 pages] Submarines enter construction [2 pages] Greener Germany projects begin [6 pages] Ukraine Vanguard 2 Tanks begin to be researched [4 pages] Mobilized AA platforms begin research [3 pages] Turkey and Israel both accept the offers
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Larger Moderator Response Sweden Despite its attempts to build out a unified Nordic Union, no states actively accept direct unification. Estonia and Finland were the closest to accepting, but ultimately the reactions of their people prompted them to not follow through. If the Swedes wanted to get this done, they'd need to invest quite a bit more money and time convincing the people of the other Nordic States that life would really be better in a Swedish-led Union. And they were not off to a good start as many are put off the rapid militarization of the Swedish borders, a move some peoples in Denmark, Norway, and Finland view as openly hostile to them. Canada The C-21 enters its planning phase by the end of 2084 and aerospace engineers believe that they could have a working prototype in only a years time. After that, the Canadian government need only approve or deny the design [1 page]. The CH-42, however, proves much trickier for the Canadian scientists and sees a series of setbacks because of its reliance on VTOL technology [3 pages]. Drilling further north in the tar sands and Arctic proves relatively fruitless for the Canadians despite a decent yield of oil. Between transportation and an outdated extraction process, it simply is not profitable enough to continue drilling in earnest. The CSA's project begins this year, but it will take some time to first design a craft capable of reaching Mars and then actually launching the mission [6 pages for project, 2 for flight to Mars]. Mozamgascar The troop movements do not take much time and quickly set up camp, much to the chagrin of the state's neighbors. Their agents efforts across the borders bear some fruit and manage to garner a couple of thousand immigrants over the first year of their deployment. Spain There is not much to report from the country this year, but in Portugal, the capitalist government is swiftly cracking down on Syndicalist propaganda with Syndicalist agents being rooted out and killed to make examples of them. It is made very clear that the Portuguese will simply not accept this form of society and will do everything in their power to prevent it. This includes the deployment of the Portuguese Army to their border with Spain and a recruitment drive in order to bolster their armed forces. Rhodesia The agricultural reforms see significant progress over the first year of its implementation and a continued effort will see an even more plentiful harvest in 2085. The relative prosperity of Rhodesia does manage to garner it several thousand immigrants from various countries over the course of the year, many of whom come from a surprising region: The American Empire. Thousands of whites continue to flee the Imperial American regime even 40 years or so after its founding. They hope to find a new life in the African state well away from the prying eyes of the Trump regime. Development of the combat helicopter begins this year with engineers expecting the project to take some time as it would be the most advanced craft they or any of their neighbors in the region have ever built [3 pages].
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