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  1. DigitalRescue

    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Український номер один Ukraine The Cyber Division continue their training, and begin anonymously training in offensive cyber attacks against small secure networks in Romania, such as school systems, encrypted radio channels such as air traffic control and power grids of low-population towns. The attacks are only temporary and won't cause any lasting damage, however it's simply another test of the skills of those who passed the Oslov-Djokovic test. The Vanguard-II tank/artillery platform hyprid is completed, and production begins. It is renamed the Vladyslav, and is set to reinforce the army as soon as it is produced. Tank crewmen take a three week intensive crash course on how to correctly use the piece as a main battle tank, as well as how to fire accurately when it's in artillery mode. The crewmen's commanding officers would then have the choice whether to keep the crewmen on the training scheme for another month, to learn the ins and outs of the vehicles mechanics. With the industry moved westwards, the infrastructure of the relatively secluded west is improved upon, in order to better connect the country and give more rural young people a future in a more developed area of the country. An extensive maglev train network is commissioned, running from Kiev outwards, all across the country. Turkey are invited to help in the production of the Ilya fast attack aircraft and the Boris close air support jets. This cuts down the amount of time needed for researching, and will ensure both countries have formidable air assets should war come to them. They are also asked for a joint research agreement, in which Ukrainian and Turkish minds would both help eachother in technological projects. Oleksandr recognized he only has one ally so far, the Turkish, and so wanted to bring them ever closer to ensure southern safety. The production and implementation of the Kruscev anti-air platform continues, both on land and sea. ----- Researched projects: Kruscev Anti-Air Platform Vladyslav Main Battle Tank/Mobile Artillery Ukrainian Cyber Force established and training. Researching: Ilya sixth-generation fighter. Boris close air support jet. Virtual intelligence to counteract hacking/cyber attack threats, research led by the Ukrainian Cyber Force.
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    Tamriel Imperialus (RP)

    Union of Bruma-Falkreath Base AP: 16 (+1 2 turns) 17 (+8 this turn, -1 upkeep) 24 Where from?: 6 base, 3 trade (1 bonus), 1 for 4 provinces, 4 from union, 1 from economic investment Population: 104,550 (10,500 per turn) Military: First Legion, encamped outside Morrowind 3000 Light Infantry 2000 Heavy Infantry 500 Light Cavalry 10 Mages (10 Restoration) Second Legion, encamped outside Morrowind 4000 Light Infantry 2000 Heavy Infantry Auxiliary (Patrols, Garrison duty, Guard duty) 1000 Heavy Infantry 500 Light Cavalry 1000 Light Infantry 575 Skirmishers (+25 per turn) 100 Light Infantry (Castinus' guards) Total: 14,685 The Bruma Trading Company proved to be a great success, bringing in lots of profit for the state as many merchants scramble to sign up for it. A bi-monthly meeting with the most influential traders in the company is set up, in order to allow the members to voice their ideas and opinions for the company moving forward. But first of all, the paper industry had a fair ways to go yet, and a head of the industry still had to be chosen. Both Vialfre Vanette and Corrirnil Larethael receive guarded audiences with the Countess, where they're interviewed and each declare their past successes in trading in order to see who is best qualified. A decision will be made by the end of the year. Looking ahead at the importance of more products, and how the hold imports most of its metals, 12 Alteration mages are conscripted from the college of Nifelheim. Soon enough, Bruma will have its first ore mine. 12 restoration mages are also hired from the same college, in order to be trained in formation to heal and embolden fighting troops. (8AP, Nifelheim gets 4AP) Meanwhile, news of the battle near Riften begins to filter back through the Pale Pass, as do the Kvatch wounded and deceased heading back home. The soldiers are given provisions, blessings and food and drink by the citizens of the town. Seeing this, Lycinia orders the raising of more troops to support the first and second legions, with the establishment of a third. 500 heavy cavalry (6AP), 1000 Heavy Infantry (6AP) and 2000 Light Infantry (4AP) are recruited and combined with the auxiliary to create the third legion. They are to be trained extensively throughout the year, before setting out eastwards to reinforce the men on campaign. Zenone Felance is given command of the legion, and his ideas of lances and heavier armor are considered. Soon, the light cavalry in this legion begin clothing their horse with leather armor, and carry a sword, board shield and a longer, heavier spear (if required to scout or perform reconnaissance, they'd carry only the sword, and take off the horse's armor). The heavy cavalry are equipped with iron or chainmail horse armor, a sword and lance. Third Legion (after training is completed): 2000 Heavy Infantry 2000 Light Infantry 575 Skirmishers 500 Light Cavalry 500 Heavy Cavalry 12 Mages (Restoration) Meanwhile, with the Reclaimers finally showing up at the border to Morrowind, Agnippr proposes a counter argument to Vidinia's plans. Rather than Bruma and some of the Reclaimer legions heading straight for Kragenmoor, they should first head north to intercept any Dunmer reinforcements heading for the pass to Riften. This would minimize the bloodshed in Riften and ensure the Dunmer siege fails, whilst also clearing the way for the Kvatch and Rift troops to move forth into Morrowind. This means more friendly troops in enemy territory, plus it stops those troops from potentially attacking the siege camp at Kragenmoor. After the battle, the men would move south and besiege the city and continue with Vidinia's plan. (Skype) The light infantry continue scouting near the Riften pass and further out, attempting to find any reinforcements and size up their forces.
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    Tamriel Imperialus (RP)

    Union of Bruma-Falkreath Base AP: 15 (+1 3 turns) 16 Where from?: 6 base, 3 trade (1 bonus), 1 for 4 provinces, 4 from union Population: 94,050 (10,500 per turn) Military: First Legion, encamped outside Chim lands 3000 Light Infantry 2000 Heavy Infantry 500 Light Cavalry 10 Mages (10 Restoration) Second Legion, encamped outside Chim lands 4000 Light Infantry 2000 Heavy Infantry Auxiliary (Patrols, Garrison duty, Guard duty) 550 Skirmishers (+25 per turn) 100 Light Infantry (Castinus' guards) The war was nearing, and the soldiers had left. But things still needed to be done at home. Firstly, with the tanning industry booming and the paper industry waiting to be established, Lycinia counsels with Castinus before deciding to nationalize the trade, formally adopting the Bruma Trading Company as a direct underling of the government. With this, independent merchants can apply for registration with the company, trading under its name, and in return receive caravan guards and protection. It also means that the cloth and leather goods - some of the finest in Tamriel, even being sold to the Summerset Isles - will only be traded under Bruma's name, cutting out any lost profits from reselling or knock-off goods. A total of 1000 light infantry are recruited to act as guards for the company, with it being a career in which they can travel and see the world without the looming danger of the military. (2AP) 2AP is invested into the economy of the city, raising the total to 13AP. The paper industry is invested into, with scrolls and blank books for the scholars of Tamriel the target customers. The paper should be of the finest quality, and be exported via the Bruma Trading Company. Another successful merchant is looked for to spearhead this industry, just as Castinus did with the tanning, as healthy competition for the Master of Coin. (2AP) The new settlement at Cloud Ruler Temple is in a highly defensible location, and with the foundations already in place and framework to build off, it doesn't take long before it is established. Lumber from Falkreath and stone from Castinus' coal mines is sent to aid in the restoration and expansion of the holding. The Jerall Mountains now have 3 thriving towns and a large city dwelling in them, and day by day become a safer and more profitable region. The envoy from Chorrol is received, and the request is accepted. 1000 more light infantrymen (2AP) are recruited, trained, then sent to the southern regions of Bruma's holdings to protect trade coming to and from Chorrol. The envoy is sent back with gifts and well wishes from the Countess, hoping to strengthen relations between the two citystates. With the reconstruction of the Pale Pass and Cloud Ruler Temple, the two main passes between Cyrodiil and Skyrim are under Bruma's control. Though no taxes or such are in place, its a reassurance that the northern border - and Bruma's connection to Falkreath - are secure. 1000 heavy infantry (6AP) and 500 light cavalry (2AP) are recruited and begin extensive training, similar to how the first two legions trained. They are to be watched for considerably successful individuals - both in the infantry and cavalry regiments - to see who has leadership ability. The Lord of Chim is thanked for his response, and in reply Countess Lycinia believe his actions are honorable, even if she does not agree with them. Nevertheless, the legions move to the border of Morrowind and encamp in the northern province of Chim's land. Having received word of the 20,000 strong army in the pass to Riften, Agnippr sends scouts ahead into the pass on foot, and in dark clothing at night, and shadow the army whilst sending runners to report back. Meanwhile, the 500 light cavalry move ahead and harass the Dunmer supply lines headed for the pass, never to engage in unfavorable odds. Consul Vidinia is notified that Bruma's legions are stationed at the border, and are waiting for Reclaimer reinforcements before advancing.
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Український номер один Ukraine Oleksandr stood talking to his adviors and head of the foreign office, dumbstruck. Russia had invaded the People's Republic of China, going back on their word to Japan and the only condemnation was from Canada. Instead, everyone's focus was on the conflict in the still piss-poor continent of Africa, whilst the leaders of the world pushed their noses ever further up the Tsar's backside. Had all sense gone from the world? Either everyone was stupid, or they're more afraid of the new Tsar than they were of Putin. But he kept these words to himself. For now, Ukraine is as ready as it'll ever be for an attack from the Russians. The cyberintelligence division had took off, with an influx of potential hackers signing up to the program. A extremely difficult exam is created, called the Oslov-Djacovic test. Taking place over 12 hours, with only one 30 minute break, the candidates must break harder and harder firewalls whilst simultaneously setting up their own encrypted covert communications network in their home city, before backing it up, destroying it and restoring it. The top 15% of candidates that pass the test will be recruited into the Ukrainian Intelligence Service, with their goal to protect Ukrainian assets and cyber networking. The next 30% will be payed and trained in offensive cyber tactics, i.e attacking encrypted military channels or disrupting industrial services of foreign countries. It is hoped the division will prove worthy of investment. Meanwhile, the brightest minds are to continue working on the VI project. (MOD) The new Krusev anti-air platforms are finally finished, and production of them starts immediately. With long-range interceptors missiles and predictive tracking technology, these will be crucial in intercepting both attack craft and stratospheric bombers. Once a stockpile of 1000 platforms is reached, they will be deployed to anti-air stations across the country, with production of them continuing throughout the year. These, combined with the engaged SAM stations, means Ukraine is a complex overlapping web of anti-air emplacements, with the effective range encroaching into Russian, Polish and Romanian airspace. Its a solid defense against a superior airforce, and will ideally protect the country against unregistered threats. Whilst the anti-air defenses are ever improving, the offensive air capabilities of Ukraine are severely lacking. As such, with the completion of the Krusev emplacements, new offensive fast-attack fighter and CAS aircraft are commissioned, named the Ilya and Boris respectively. Ilya fast-attack fighter, interceptor and can be used as a high-altitude bomber if fitted with a GBU. (MOD for pages). Boris close air support fighter. Built around a GAU-10 gatling machine gun, similar to the American A-10 warthog. Also boasts two laser guided missile pods on each wing, each holding 19 fast-firing laser guided hellfire missiles. Used for quick strafing and hit-and-run attacks on enemy formations. Extremely fast, small and light. (MOD for pages). Turkey is asked if they need any aid in the production of weaponry. (MOD) Naval production continues, in just a few short years 10 destroys and 8 frigates have been made. They sail back to port for outfitting with the new Krusev anti-air emplacements.
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    Tamriel Imperialus (RP)

    Union of Bruma-Falkreath Base AP: 14 (+1 4 turns) 15 (5 gifted to Windhelm) 10 Population: 83,550 (10,500 per turn) Military: First Legion, stationed in Bruma 3000 Light Infantry 2000 Heavy Infantry 500 Light Cavalry 10 Mages (10 Restoration) Second Legion, stationed in Falkreath 4000 Light Infantry 2000 Heavy Infantry Auxiliary (Patrols, Garrison duty, Guard duty) 525 Skirmishers (+25 per turn) 100 Light Infantry (Castinus' guards) Legatus Agnippr had spent the year training his new men relentlessly - both legions spending weeks drilling in every sort of environment, fighting in war games and working on formations. The training exercises scaled from thousands of men in a shield wall, to just 8 in a small testudo, fighting off a superior force. It didn't stop there - the men were tested in one-on-one and one against a group combat in the camps, the best among them receiving commendations, promotions or rewards for their combat prowess. But there's only so much training could do, and save for the odd bandit or marauder, most of the men had never seen combat. That was soon to change. Lycinia's double had returned from the Imperial City, running through everything that had been said with the countess, and the details of the pacts, as well as her chat with Vidinia. Plans began being drawn up for the legion's move westward, to attack Morrowind in conjunction with the rest of Cyrodiil in order to help out the Nords in Skyrim, whilst Jarl Hrogar takes his men north to rally with the rest of the Jarls. They would set off east, creating roads as they went, and creating a primary and secondary fortified camp before they reached Chim's land. With his recent pulling out of the deal, the Lord of Chim is sent a message. "To his Lordship, It is hoped that you would reconsider pulling out of the agreement that you accepted in the Imperial City. As I'm sure you're aware, your lands border a considerable swathe of Morrowind's, and are directly in the route that Imperial armies must pass through in order to reach the Dunmer. I plead you to reconsider your withdrawal from the agreement, or at the very least allow the brave armies of Cyrodiil to pass through your lands unhindered, whilst helping to support and supply them as they fight their campaign. Refusal to do this would be detrimental to the war effort, and would look like you're helping the enemy you agreed to fight. Needless to say, refusal would be an unwise decision, as a road would be carved through your land regardless. Sincerely, Lycinia Batiatus, Countess of Bruma" Another message is sent to the remaining nobles of Cyrodiil, encouraging them to stick to their word and take up arms and march their armies eastward against the Dunmer threat immediately. A small detachment of of soldiers are tasked with going north to Cloud Ruler Temple, north west of Bruma. When it is cleared out, settlers are sent to repopulate the old Blades fortress and the land surrounding it. It is also to be searched for weaponry or Blades literature. (10AP, settled province north west of Bruma). The Winters Breeze receive their new orders. (Skype) Lycinia takes all the steps possible to ensure her pregnancy goes smoothly. An heir will soon be born.
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    Modern Nations OOC Thread

    i think sneaky is still playing Germany
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Український номер один Ukraine The country was mobilizing, young and old Ukrainians lending their hand in the effort to prepare for the inevitable. Thousands join up to the armed reserve, training and prepping to be called to war. The spirit of Ukraine is carried by every person in the country, and the wave of nationalism spreading among the generations was nigh on unstoppable. Military factories in the south of the country are built or increase production in order to stockpile anti-tank weapons, missiles and infantry equipment, which will then be assigned to mechanized infantry squads on the Russian border. The airforce was lacking, and even after their civil war the Russian state could easily overwhelm the small contingent of Gen-4 and Gen-5 fighter craft, but the Krusev emplacements weren't ready for production for another year. As such, mobile SAM stations begin rolling out of industrial complex's, and along with the existing ones, create a web of anti-air emplacements across the east of the country, as far in land as the Dnieper river. Fortifications follow this web several miles inland from the border, where the troops are stationed. Major eastern cities like Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk also see a higher priority in defenses, and act as the home cities of the mechanized infantry and armor battalions. The smaller, older but still effective S300D SAM sites are the most numerous. Currently, more are being deployed to the east of the country. The longer range S200VD SAM sites are less so, but have a larger effective range and stretch across the border. Finally, the newer S800D only has four emplacements, but protects the majority of the country as well as Crimea and the coast. Everyone seemed to have a hard on for the new Tsar, much to the dismay of Oleksandyr. Nobody batted an eyelid at its invasion of Mongolia, nor the open threat of war against Iran and other middle eastern states. The only country to openly challenge the Russians were the Canadians, and all that was over was some fish. Germany, France, America, the UK and India all sought to draw closer ties with the tyrant, despite tensions between them all. Even Israel knelt to the Tsar, which inflamed antisemitism in the Ukraine, though the government declined to comment on it. They did however reply to Israel, stating their claim about the lack of independence was nonsense, and that they didn't even rightfully own the land they lived on. Needless to say, the trading agreement soon was forfeited with them. Turkey was the one country that chose to draw closer ties with Ukraine, probably only out of necessity, after the Russian threat. Romania and Belarus ignored the call for a defensive pact, probably too scared to aggravate the mad Tsar themselves. Fools, should Ukraine fall, they'd surely be next. Canada is quietly approached, asking for any aid they could send the Ukrainians, being the only other country to not cower to the Tsar. However, an attempt at building relations with Germany is made, followed by the offer of a trade agreement that would see lower tariffs on metal and chemical exports from Ukraine. Massive re-industrialization of the rural and generally poorer east is underway, with the moving of major facilities to the west of the Dnieper river, away from what would become the frontline. Large factory complexes are sent SAM emplacements, and reserves are employed to operate them in an effort to protect the industry from potential bombing in open conflict. (MOD) Meanwhile, the shipyards keep producing, most workers voluntarily taking massive shifts to get the job done. These workers are rewarded with higher pay, to further encourage this behavior. It is hoped that the small navy could be made large enough to aid Turkey in the Black Sea, if - or rather when - the time arises. Finally, the Ukrainian government employ the brightest minds in IT within the best universities in order to protect against Russian cyber attacks. Avid hackers are encouraged to join the program, and should enjoy benefits of being employed whilst merely doing what they were anyway. They are embedded into a subgroup of the Ukrainian Intelligence Service, and begin their work. Some scientists are also attached to the project, tasked with designing a Virtual Intelligence to protect against infiltration of government and civil systems. (MOD) Nothing more is said in the international community, to avoid agitating Russia, in order to buy time for Turkey.
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    Tamriel Imperialus (RP)

    Union of Bruma-Falkreath Base AP: 14 (+4 1 turn, +1 5 turns) 19 Population: 73,050 (10,500 per turn) Military: First Legion, stationed in Bruma 3000 Light Infantry 2000 Heavy Infantry 500 Light Cavalry 10 Mages (10 Restoration) Auxiliary (Patrols, Garrison duty, Guard duty) 1500 Light Infantry 500 Skirmishers (+25 per turn) As hoped, the scouting for leadership potential went well among the Nords, one shining out from the crowd - being able to beat Imperial officers tactically, as well as winning against one of the legions best Centurions in one-on-one combat. As a result, Agnippr the Calm is invited to Bruma personally, and offered the role of Legatus, in control of the Union's first proper Legion, with men of his choosing filling the officer ranks below him. He is also consoled on how to further improve the military, as well as being asked to run large-scale war games to better train the men. Hopefully, his is a name which will be written in the history books as a brilliant soldier and commander. With the first Legions creation, another is needed to protect the hold against any potential enemies throughout the land. A total of 2000 promising warriors are recruited to be heavy infantry within the Legion (12AP), as well as 2500 light infantry (5AP). When they are trained, they will combine with the Auxiliary to create the Second Legion of the Union, followed by a military parade to show the force that Bruma has to offer to protect its citizens, as well as highlighting the military as a prestigious and honorable career choice. The third town, built around Applewatch farm west of Bruma, absorbs its name and is finally set up. Located on a hill above the fertile valley that holds most of Bruma's farms, it'll prove to be an important settlement within the nation. Timber from Falkreath is sent to the town in order to help with construction. Jarl Hrogar informed his wife that the Jarl of Whiterun had expanded south, within spitting distance of the Pale Pass, which could threaten the trade between the two regions. As a result, the Union asks for a non-aggression pact with the Jarl of Whiterun, especially in this pressing time, with the Dunmer invading the north of the country. A refusal to this pact would mean raised tensions and a more militarized presence on the border with Whiterun Hold, in order to ensure the safety of Union's trade and citizens. A message is also sent to the Stormcloak Jarl of Windhelm, and the Jarl of the Rift, offering coin as support against the Dunmer invasion, which also acts as a sign of goodwill from the Union of Bruma-Falkreath. The Winter's Breeze are told to leave the Imperial City and instead travel back to Bruma, as unity within the city seems too high to infiltrate. There, they receive new orders. (Skype) Money is invested into the city of Bruma, to encourage growth of private industries. (2AP) Finally, Countess Lycinia has been requested to travel to the Imperial City by the Consul Vidinia. As noone outside of Bruma knows her face, she instead sends a trusted adviser to take on her persona and speak on her behalf in case of foul play. She tells no one of this, and even leaves at the same time as her double. However, as her double travels south with a small contingent of 16 heavy infantry as bodyguards, Lycinia travels north, to spend a season with her husband in Falkreath, doing the horizontal tango. (BAM BAM) Her double is to report the meaning of the meeting as soon as possible.
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Український номер один Ukraine The bear had woken, and with a great roar its cubs in the east of the country once again tried to start trouble. Separatists in Novorussiya began stirring, raising old flags and shouting old claims. They clashed with nationalists in riots and marches throughout the south-east of the country, being met with force from the anti-terror police in several prominent cities. The rules of engagement are clear - they are not to fire unless fired upon, and property searches as well as stop-and-search laws are passed to attempt to disarm many of the separatists before they can strike. The military is on standby, in case the situation escalates. Oleksandyr knows that Ukraine is mostly alone, with no immediate allies to come to their aid in case of an attack. Nevertheless, Romania and Turkey are approached to strengthen ties, offering a non-aggression pact as well as a less publicized mutual defense pact in case of Russian attack. Its hoped Turkey especially would accept, as should Ukraine fall, the Black Sea would be under direct Russian influence. Israel is also approached for any arms or aid they could send against Russia, citing their past of funding anti-Israel terrorist groups in the middle east. Furthermore, Germany and the UK are asked for non-aggression pacts as well as being offered decrease trade tariffs, especially on natural gas or steel imports from Ukraine. Its a long shot, but with the two countries non aligned so far, it was worth a try. Belarus is also contacted for a mutual defense pact, as the people of Belarus are held in high regard for their support of Ukraine against Russia in the past. The military build-up on the eastern border also hadn't gone unnoticed, and would be answered. The 48,000 troops stationed near Romania move instead east, to the heavily fortified Crimea, to entrench and begin drills in case of an oncoming attack. Anti-air systems in Crimea and across the border with Russia go into high alert, as thousands of surface-to-air missile platforms are activated in cities and defensive positions. Meanwhile, troops move to the north-eastern border with Russia, and more stay just outside of the contested regions with separatists. Anti-tank weapons, artillery emplacements and mortar zones are already being mapped out in secret. A number of reserves are called in to active duty, as everyone from the old babushkas to the retired veterans expect another war with the Russians. The Russian posturing only added fuel to the nationalist fire, which in reality had been slowly burning out, until now. Once again there was a threat to the motherland, and once again ethnic Ukrainians were to give their lives for the country. Anti-Russian propaganda flairs up, as well as that gearing people towards enlisting in the reserves, and to receive basic training. Shipyards on the Black Sea ramp up production, with tens of frigates and destroyers commissioned for construction. Letting the Black Sea fall to the Russians so easily would be a tactical disaster, however it may be too late for the Ukrainian navy to catch up. Tensions are high, as the Ukraine and her people prepare for war. Russophobia is at an all time high, as nationalist sentiments reach a peak not seen since the reclamation of Crimea.
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    ((can you both take it to the OOC thread pls rather than clogging up the RP thread with irrelevant arguments - humble request from a fellow player.))
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Український номер один Ukraine Oleksandr Maksym walked onto the balcony overlooking the mass of citizens outside parliament that had arrived from all corners of the country that had arrived to see him. This was the man who saved Ukraine, and propelled them to greatness. He'd modernized the country, reducing poverty and isolation in rural areas, as well as reorganized the military from an overgrown militia into a functional fighting force. He'd personally executed corrupt officials who had taken Russian money to influence the country on live TV. He'd fought in Moldova, earning himself the Hero of Ukraine medal for his acts of stoic bravery and selflessness in face of the enemy. He came third in the Ukraine's Strongest Man competition, and received the Ukraine's Sexiest Man award two times. Truly, everyone looked to him as a hero, an idol, and an inspiration. And may or may not have absolute control of the media. The deafening roar of the crowd took 5 whole minutes to quiet down before he could speak. Today was his address to the public as to his aims for the next five years for the country, concerning the economy, military and foreign affairs. "Brothers and sisters of Ukraine! Our great country goes from strength to strength, escaping the clutches of tyranny and eradicating the traces of corruption. Its been 70 years since the world abandoned us, feeding us to the Russian bear to keep themselves alive when it attacked Crimea. But we didn't let go of hope. We fought, we fought and we reclaimed! We showed the world that we didn't need an EU, or the farce that was NATO to survive. And just like Crimea, we retook Moldova, reclaiming our land and liberating our brothers and sisters who were oppressed there. Now our past is cemented in victory, we must look to the future..." The rest of the speech went off without a hitch, once again the crowd chanting Maksym's name as he left to the Ukrainian national anthem. Sitting down with his board of advisers, he began laying out the groundwork for future reforms that he'd pass. First, modernizing of the Ukraine's military. The military has nearly 3000 tanks and 12,000 armored fighting vehicles. Its a very much mechanized army, but outdated. Some vehicles date back to the 2030s, and are still in use. As such, engineers at the Military University of Kiev are commissioned to design a new Main Battle Tank, as well as a improved Anti-Air vehicle. The Vanguard II tanks would replace the need for a separate vehicle as self-propelled artillery, and would combine the two into one. This would be achieved with a gyroscopic gunner seat and added drop-down baseplates for support. Meanwhile, as the airforce of Ukraine is considerably lacking and will take years to catch up with the rest of the world, instead mobile automated anti-air platforms begin to be researched. Armed with 4 missile tubes as well as two main batteries, the Krusev turret will be able to be mounted on ships, as standalone emplacements and also on manned tank bodies. A total of 149,000 active servicemen are currently stationed in Moldova, whilst 1,000,000 stay in reserves. However, 40,000 are called to duty and are posted directly in the mountain region that borders Romania. Trade offers are sent to Turkey and Israel.
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    Tamriel Imperialus (RP)

    Union of Bruma-Falkreath Base AP: 14 (+4 1 turn) 18 Population: 62,550 Military: 4500 Light Infantry 2000 Heavy Infantry 500 Light Cavalry 10 Mages (10 Restoration) Word caught Lycinia's ears of the Jarl of Whiterun's comments, which after a short conversation with Hrogar, were deemed unworthy of a reply. If the Jarl had such a problem with it, then he could travel south himself and attempt to rip the union apart. He'd fail in the endeavor. The training of the military went well, however the Nords still needed to catch up. Their prowess in battle is a well known fact throughout Tamriel, but they need to be able to work together with the rest of the army rather than running off on their own. The training continues in Falkreath, where those who work well together are to travel south to train with Bruma's legionaries for three months a year. The soldiers are to be watched consistently to see whether any have leadership potential, or an obvious prowess in battle. Meanwhile, competent hunters and those skilled with the bow are approached to join the auxiliary as archers. For three months a year, they would train as bowmen, whilst the rest of the year they would return to their jobs, unless the Union was at war. Rather than being trained as ranks however, which would essentially negate each individual archers skill, they are to be trained to work in groups of 8, which would fluidly travel around the battlefield as sharpshooters, at a much closer range than usual, which would be more akin to that of when they were hunting. This would help their accuracy as well as making a battle seem more like a familiar environment. Volunteers are asked to sign up to the program, where they would then receive a increase in salary for being both a reserve-soldier and a hunter. (2AP) A new village is to be constructed in the province west of Bruma, closer to the fertile valleys that run from there. Before the settlers are to leave, 500 cavalry scout ahead, followed by 1000 light infantry to clear any hostile groups from the area. They are to stay until the village has basic defenses and a garrison in place. (10AP) Castinus has proved an invaluable asset to Bruma, and has brought the city much wealth through his knowledge of trade. As such, he is offered nobility and the title of Earl, with a plot of land outside the city attached to it. It is hoped that this motivates him to further push Bruma to greatness. Money is spent injected into the tanning industry. Each skilled craftsmen are to take two apprentices to teach the craft to, in order to keep the quality of the goods leaving Bruma high. Also, they are commissioned to provide thick leather armor to the light infantry soldiers of Bruma and Falkreath. This heavy undertaking would be a steady process, and adequate funds are injected into the trade to encourage good work from the craftsmen, as well as expansion of the industry. (4AP) The Winter's Breeze find little weakness in the higher-ups of the Imperial Reclaimers, and so whilst some continue to attempt to climb the ranks, others turn their eyes to the commonfolk. Information as to how the local populace finds life under the military junta is sought, as well as any who defy the government or wish to see change. More money is injected into the economy. (2AP)
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    Modern Nations OOC Thread

    Application Country Desired: Ukraine Leader Name: Oleksandr Maksym Background: Following the death of Putin and the subsequent civil war in Russia, Ukraine saw a resurgence in nationalism as many sought to take advantage of the conflict in order to reclaim lost territories to Russia in the past. Just a few months after the Russian civil war began, Ukrainian forces surged into Crimea, declaring the land liberated and Ukrainian once more. Fighting was vicious, but with the Russian military fighting itself, the Ukrainians succeeded, and peace was brokered with the new Russian state, though racial tensions remain high. Soon after, Ukraine began modernizing both its civilian infrastructure as well as its military, milking the fervent nationalism for decades, before fighting a short war with Moldova over questionable claims that ethnic Ukrainians were being mistreated. This led to the annexation of the small country, which has had a high military presence ever since. A veteran of the Moldavian war, Oleksandr Maksym, ran for office and was elected President of the country in 2078. His term ran, seeing Ukraine consolidate its power and infrastructure, finally bringing it out of the shadow of the old USSR. In 2082, when his time in office was set to be over, he passed a law to extend his term indefinitely, much to the chagrin of his more liberal rivals. Do you Praise Pok: only on weekends
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    Tamriel Imperialus (RP)

    Union of Bruma-Falkreath Base AP: 14 (+2 1 turn) 16 Population: 52,550 Military: 4500 Light Infantry 1500 Heavy Infantry 500 Light Cavalry The marriage of Jarl Hrogar and Countess Lycinia meant the establishment of a new lineage, as any children they have would hold the name of Batiatus-Blackmane. The firstborn would be heir to both holdings, but if there was a second, one would be heir to Falkreath Hold whilst the second would be heir to Bruma, under the succession law of gavelkind. This stops any transgression or thought that a Skyrim hold would be under control of an Imperial, thus diffusing any racial tensions. Meanwhile, trade and travel between the holds is encouraged, with regular patrols guarding the Pale Pass on both sides against bandits or other creatures. Citizens of Falkreath are invited to receive education in Bruma, to take new skills or ideals back to the hold. (0AP) Money is invested into the Hunting Lodge once again, expanding its hunting territory across the mountains into Falkreaths dense woodland. The Nordic populace are also invited to join the guild, and to receive payment in return for their game. (2AP) With the abundance of furs coming in from the hunting lodge, local tanners are invested into in order to produce higher quality hides and garments to be exported throughout Cyrodiil and Skyrim. (2AP) With more land to protect from brigands and potentially outside threats, as well as the news of the Imperial City's forces, Lycinia orders the military to be increased substantially, and its combat tactics revamped. 500 heavy infantry and 10 mages focused in the school of restoration (7AP) are to be recruited and trained alongside the rest of the army, both the Nords from Falkreath and the men from Bruma. They are to be trained intensely in formation combat, from groups as large as 120 down to as few as 8, to move swiftly as a cohesive unit across battlefields. Bruma has a variety of different terrains, so this training would take place in thick forests, open plains and steep hills. Meanwhile, the light cavalry would be trained in harassment and hit-and-run techniques. More investment goes into the economy of Bruma, guided by Castinus' hands. (2AP) The members of the Winter's Breeze are encouraged to continue to climb the ranks of the Imperial City, still only to achieve information, such as Vidinia's ambitions, political rivals, and any hint of corruption or unrest that could be of use against the military junta. Funding is discreetly sent to them via dead-letter drops and hidden meetings. This money is to bribe or loosen lips, as well as to recruit any anti-Junta operatives to the Winter's Breeze, although they wouldn't be told who the organization works for. (3AP)
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    Tamriel Imperialus (RP)

    City State of Bruma Base AP: 10 (+1 1 turn +1 1 turn) 12 Population: 41,700 (+850 2 turns) Military: 2000 Light Infantry 1000 Heavy Infantry 500 Light Cavalry The hill surrounded by plains near the Pale Pass had been scouted and drawn out. Lycinia sat with her advisers, planning out a new settlement to be erected in the region, which would also relieve the population density in Bruma itself. The town would be named after the mountain road it resides by, taking over the name of the Pale Pass. The town is commissioned to be constructed throughout the year. (-10AP) 1000 light infantry are sent to defend the settlers, whilst the 500 light infantry are to patrol round the mountains and valleys to thwart any attempted ambushes. (0AP) Meanwhile, Castinus Juronicus is offered a place among Lycinia's trusted advisers, to take up the title of Master of Coin. His job would be to streamline the city-state's economy, as well as pass reforms to benefit the populace. He would be allowed to continue his private ventures as a businessman at the same time. (0AP) Lycinia received the report of the informant in her office at dusk one day. "So, tell me what you learned of the Imperial City. Have they recovered? Are they looking to attempt to recreate the Empire?" "That I do not know, m'lady," replied her informant, a middle aged gentleman who used to handle her fathers dirty work. "The City seems to be recovering well, with life as good as it can be living under a military junta. The man who rules is Urelius Vidinia, himself the head of at least 10 legions." Lycinia considered the information, poring over the old noble names her tutor taught her as a child. "Vidinia? I've never heard of the name. Does he seek to expand? With 10 legions he may have the means to." The man scratches his scruffy beard. "I'm afraid I do not know the man's intentions, as I was not granted audience. However, they have already expanded across Lake Rumare into two provinces of the Heartlands." "That much I expected," replied Lycinia. The fertile lands would be the only way the city could feed itself. "Very well, thank you for your help. Here's the coin for your trouble." The next day, Lycinia considered how Bruma would fair should the Imperial City begin trying to reclaim its lost territory. The best way to gauge Vidinia's intentions would be to infiltrate the junta itself. Therefore, (2AP) is spent on creating a fledgling cloak-and-dagger spy organisation, named the Winter's Breeze. Their job would be to embed themselves in the society and military of cities, attempt to gain the trust of higher-ups, and gather as much information as possible, whilst also standing by for other... orders. Finally, in the later months of the year, Countess Lycinia Batiatus is wed to Jarl Hrogar of Falkreath. The two realms are combined as one through the holy union of Mara, and travel through the Pale Pass is encouraged between the two holds. This not only increases the Jarl's renown in Skyrim, but also expands Bruma's holdings to both sides of the Jerall Mountains. As such, the name of the realm is changed to the Jerall Union of Bruma and Falkreath. (MOD for details on military and AP gain).
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