by The Community of 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs. . 355 reads.

10KI Update - October 2021

Stats of the Month:

Date: October, 2021| Population: 1653 nations| Delegate Endorsement: 402 endorsements

Table of Contents

~Around the Islands
~Islander Achievements
~XKI Gameside

~Poet Laureate Contest

More XKI!

Forum: Link10000islands.proboards.com
Discord: Linkdiscord.gg/4uWZbNS

October TIBOE Update
LinkOctober Council Report (Requires a XKI Forum Account)

Interested in XKI? All of our Foreign Affairs dispatches will be published by 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs, and posted in our embassy thread!

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland, Sulenia, Flying Eagles, Thedairos
~Executive Officers: HN67, Eastern New England


As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~WA Delegate: Wischland
~Senior Senator Himes West (Role Play): Zaberaz Hapang
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Valentian Elysium
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Flying Eagles
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Haivon
~Minister of Education: Free las pinas
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Sulenia

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.

Busy times we live in! As if N-Day wasn’t intense enough, we just had an action-packed Z-Day! What a zombie apocalypse it was! 10000 Islands had 258 billion survivors, 775 billion zombies, and a catastrophic 5.06 trillion dead! This year was an extremely deadly and infectious one, but this does not mean that it was any less fun. On both the RMB and Discord, Islanders helped each other survive the apocalypse!
Special thanks to Tobixland for doing a Hall of Fame and a detailed chart about the participating nations in the event and their valuable contributions (…alright, maybe some nations weren't that helpful…) to Z-Day! The dispatches can be found here and here.

~ Together with The Labyrinth, 10000 Islands held The Great Worldbuilding Festival on Discord, where each participating nation had to give a detailed world-building about its government, history, and culture in accordance with its side of the political compass! In the end, Authoritarian Right ended up with 2500 points, Authoritarian Left with 1100 points, and both Libertarian Right and Libertarian Left with 0 points. Talking about The Labyrinth, embassies between A Taco Archipelago and their region have opened!

~ The Liberty Gala: A Soirée in Celebration of Regional Sovereignty was hosted on Discord! In the Gala, there was a variety of game events hosted via Discord, a card collection contest onsite, a series of Defender Games, DefenderVision, a panel of significant individuals in defender history and one on the role of Declarations in the Security Council, an updating of the Defender Family Tree, and more! The Liberty Gala is hosted annually in the run-up to the Defender Awards.

~ Congratulations to both Gonggong and Xanthorrhoea on winning the Rookie of the Quarter Q3 of 2021 and Rookie of the Quarter Q4 of 2021 respectively! More information about the awards Linkhere!!

~ Xanthorrhoea was also 10000 Island's Featured Nation of October! More information about it Linkhere.

~ Congratulations to Xanthorrhoea in writing and passing GA#582 "Access to Effective Medications".

~ Congratulations to everyone who did their best surviving Z-Day!

This month Jabberwocky brought us two polls, the first one was about if you ready to own a self driving car, and the second one was about which baseball team would make it to the World Series.
In the first poll, 159 people voted. 38 (23.89%) agreed that “so that they could relax to their way to work,” 9 (5.66%) agreed “so they could work to their way to work,” 23 (14.46%) disagreed because “they weren't ready to put their lifes in a computer's cybernetic ‘hands’,” 31 (19.49%) disagreed because “they trusted more their own reflexes and instincts,” 4 (2.51%) agreed because “they must have the latest technology,” 8 (5.03%) disagreed because “they wouldn't do that till someone manufactured a self driving pickup,” 31 (19.49%) agreed because “they say computers can react and respond much faster then us mortals,” and 15 (9.43%) disagreed because “they believe cars shouldn't be a thing at all.”
Is it just me or do the answers slowly get more wacky from the first to last?
In the second poll, 122 people voted. 7 (5.73%) voted for Atlanta Braves, 14 (11.47) voted for Los Angeles Dodges, 6 (4.91%) voted for Houston Astros, 9 (7.37%) voted for Boston Red Sox, and with an amazing majority, 86 (70.49%) probably had no clue which sport was actually being discussed there. A way of dividing who is American and who is not, I guess.

With the new wave of Islanders, this month the RMB is being a party! I hope I do not lose myself in the colossal world of posts...

~ Embrace the revelations
~ Back from the dead
~ Easy steps
~ I guess we found something in common!
~ Casually relaxes while answering Issues
~ They say that Season 2 is awesome
~ 'Vuja De'
~ I guide others to a treasure I cannot possess

It was announced in the last Emissary Report that the October Poet Laureate Contest was being organized by Wille-Harlia, and now we are here to tell you about how the event, focusing on bravery, went down! This event had five entries, and all of them were extremely well done! The submissions were Battle of Dawn by Margaux, Sinking Ships by Liberdon, On the Darkest Day by Valentian Elysium, Latter Day by Gonggong and for last Am I Brave? by Aersoldorf.
In the end, Sinking Ships by Liberdon won the contest with 11 votes. Congratulations to Liberdon and to everyone that took part in the contest!

Sinking Ships

Bear the storm, proud anchor
And bear it well, for you have earned it
You were warned not to go
But you were blinded to your folly

Ignorance, they called it
When you boarded that sinking ship
Foolishness, they shouted out
But your ears were deaf to their noise

Ride out the waves, dear captain
As they attempt to swallow you whole
Hold your ground, though it be hard
For your heart has guided you this far

Courage, that is your true name
You stood, defiant, as you stand now
On the deck of broken dreams
Drowned, as they reign, triumphant

Now, we stare at the black coffin
How did you say goodbye?
Did you cling to the mast in fear?
Or jump from the bird’s nest?

Here, we build our own damned vessels,
So welcome us with glee, cadaver,
As we cast off in search of peace
And raise storms to calm our restless souls

We'll see each other again next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off!
Haivon and Liberdon