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~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~WA Delegate: Wischland
~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Valentian Elysium
~Senator for Himes West (Role Play): AxeCapital
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Aschente
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Haivon
~Minister of Education: Porflox
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Sulenia
Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.
It's election time in 10000 Islands! (yes, we do have those; we are a democracy; youíre welcome). This month the elections for Lyonesse East and Himes West took place. The runners for LE were former LE Senator Aschente (campaign post here) and incumbent Senator Flying Eagles (campaign post here). AxeCapital (campaign post here) was the sole candidate for HM since former Senator Zaberaz Hapang decided to not run for reelection.
The Lyonesse East election was a close call: Aschente garnering 20 votes (57.14% of the total votes) to Flying Eaglesís 15 (42.86% of the total votes). Aschente won by a slim margin of 5 votes, a rare occurrence! The Himes West poll had a rather predictable outcome: AxeCapital winning with 27 votes (77.14% of the total votes). There were 8 votes (22.86% of the total votes) that declined to vote for AxeCapital, which was a somewhat high decline rate compared to previous polls with just one candidate. How interesting!
~ AxeCapital, shortly after their election, formed the RP Commission, made up of notable Islanders and XKI role-players. The purpose of the Commission is to advise the Himes West Senator during the course of his duties on the implementation of rule changes, event planning, and general improvement of RP in XKI.
~ The XKI National Legislation Contest was hosted in November as part of a search for the funniest legislation in XKI. There were three categories: the RL Nation Legislation, which was won by ETopiAna and The Republic of Western Sol, the Issue Fallout line (won by Macrasetia) and the Invented Legislation (won by Gonggong). Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated! Check more about this event here.
~ Eastern New England stepped down from their position of World Assembly Secretary. Thank you for your hard work and important contributions to XKI!
~ Free las pinas stepped down from their position as Minister of Education, appointing Porflox in their place. Thank you Free las pinas for your hard work and dedication to XKI and good luck to Porflox in their new position!
~ Congratulations to the nations in the XKI RMB who worked together to make several fantastic paper and digital drawings!
This month our favorite Regional Pollster, Jabberwocky, brought us two polls: Who would win the World Series?, a sequel of the Who would play in the World Series? poll, and What is your favorite type of tea?.
In the first poll, Jabberwocky warned that it was a Yank thing, mostly out of the fact that the previous World Series poll saw most of the people voting that they had no clue about what he was saying. Out of 151 voters, 15 (9.93%) voted for the Houston Astros, 28 (18.54%) voted for the Atlanta Braves, and 108 (71.52%) voted asking why they should be talking about sports and claiming that sports are tedious. I personally don't believe that the majority of Islanders donít understand American sports, but, in reality, most of the people just haven't seen grass for a very long time. Simply theorizing ;)
In the second poll, inspired by Valentian Elysium, there were 216 voters, an impressive turnout even for a region as large as 10000 Islands. Out of the voters, 33 (15.27%) voted for green tea (15.27%), 8 (3.70%) voted for matcha tea, 36 (16.66%) voted for black tea, 9 (4.16%) voted for white tea, 7 (3.24%) voted for masala chai, 7 (3.24%) voted for wulong (oolong) tea, 4 (1.85%) voted for pu-erh tea, 2 (0.92%) voted for dark tea, 18 (8.33%) voted for herbal "tea", 35 (16.20%) voted for coffee, and 57 (26.38%) voted for none of the options shown above. Wow, I never knew that there were so many types of tea!
I don't even want to talk about how active the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board was in November. No, seriously, I've spent more time looking at the RMB than doing the rest of the Update. Honestly, everyone calm down. 200 pages of posts in one month, how...
This month our Emissary Udpate staff interviewed Krystalveil, a long time ATA Role-player and one of the most well known nations in the RP scene of XKI.
Haivon: Hello Krystal, could I ask you a few questions for the Emissary Report?
Haivon: Why did you decided to join XKI in first place?
Krystalveil: I believe it was one of the 1st recruitment Telegram i have received and sounded cool
Haivon: Once you arrived here, why did you choose to stay?
Krystalveil: It was filled with friendly people
Haivon: Now I have some questions about your long presence in A Taco Archipelago, which is basically from day one of its founding. What led you to join this RP and involve yourself directly with its moderation and the nation 64 Cubes?
Krystalveil: Well, I have been participating in the RP on the main RMB for quite some time at that point and once the decision was made to open a new place for RP, I obviously joined it to continue with the stories already created.
As for involvement, I wanted to contribute to ATA from the non RP perspective, but also desired something with less attributes than the HW Senator (despite running for it once) - due to time constraints. I realised someone had to keep order when things got crazy and assuming I am also the oldest person, it wasn't a strech.
Haivon: What do you believe is ATA's importance for XKI's role-play community and the region in general?
Krystalveil: I believe it revitalised the RP in the XKI, especially with the forums being generally less visited by newer nations, especially ones that don't want to get involved in the in deepths of the NS. It helped bring people together through fun time on the RMB. It gave XKI RP a new face.
Haivon: Alright, I have a question that is more of personal curiosity and one that no one has probably ever wondered because it might be too simple or too obsolete, but how did you bring the emoticon '=)' into ATA, and how did it become so popular in there, mostly when talking about stuff related to you?
Krystalveil: Well, it's the emoticon I use in real life when smiling or something is funny and I don't want to put the laughing emojy. And then, being used to it IRL, translating it here to maximise mystery and emphasise certain questions or phrases, it got stuck and became a personal signature.
Haivon: I guess that is it. Is there anything else you wish to say for the interview?
Krystalveil: Yes. I know where you readers hid your artworks, so be careful if and when you visit ATA, because Krystalveil might pay you a visit too =)
Haivon: Thank you for your time!
Krystalveil: Thank you as well