Zombies, sea monsters, and aliens are just the start of it. Read the stories of crazy experiments gone wrong, adventure missions that come across the unexpected, and the other tales of the paranormal in Greater Dienstad.
After years of instability, Istlypu has requested accession to the Repubic of Eitoan. A plebiscite has been set to ratify the accession. Accession is favored by major political groups, with opposition on the part of radicals and some landowners.
Three wars and ongoing troubles for Krasnova are insufficient for the country. The outcome of the second war could not last and the third was merely a set up the next. After the World Assembly condenation of United World Order, the Triumvirate and other allies prepare to dislodge the Ordenites from the country once again.
The People's Unified Federation, in their desire to study the threats of Gholgoth, acquired and began testing Kraven Capital Police Technology. Little did they know of the safeguards buried in the code, or that their new pet project was spying on them. Now, the Kraven Corporation has come to reclaim their missing property.
When Locke and Keye accepted a contract with the PUF to aid in an upcoming invasion of Yaroslav, they took it as an opportunity to begin aggressive expansion into Mokastana as well. Frustrated by government red tape and socialist economy policy, L&K turn to extortion and intimidation to get what they want. In doing so, they wake the Cartels from peaceful slumber, and bring blood back to the streets of Suria.
With so many countries now exploiting the near-solar system for resources and the subsequent boom of commercial space travel, it only made sense that crews of profiteers looking for spoils would rally around their pirate flags.
Political machinations, years in the making, come to a head as Viktor Cathmore launches a coup d'etat in Morrdh. East Greater Dienstad is left reeling as the coup grows bloody, and nations across the region rally to and against the usurper.
After years of riding the security guarantee of an alliance with the Golden Throne, the latter's growing involvement in foreign conflicts and wars of occupation pushed the Killian government to hire private military contracts to quickly bolster its defenses against the Ordenite threat. These contractors soon take advantage of the military inequality between them and their sponsor state, establishing a puppet regime under the presidency of Jackson Hamilton. Their first order of business? Invade the Ordenite Reich. Unfortunately for the contractors, the Ordenites were thinking the same thing.
The Golden Throne finds itself overextended, with over half of its ground army fighting in Gholgoth. In Holy Panooly, the Satrapy is fragile and looks to fall apart. The status of Jumanota, the Panooly isthmus annex by the construction oligarchy of Navitek, remains ambiguous. Rumors of rebellion spread in Cerfonlande and the insurgencies in Zarbia and Indras go on. In New Empire, millions of soldiers fight in the subterranean cities yet to fully submit to the new satrapical government of the United City States. This is the story of an empire that perseveres and survives, or one that flew too high and too close to the sun.
The fall of the United Eastern Star Republic to the Third Reich marks the end of three consecutive wars over control of Krasnova. Now most of the old communist has become lebensraum, with the smaller states of Tuktar and Pezlevko-Rubino, vassals of Morrdh and the Golden Throne respectively, forming the remainder. Even with this relative calm, the war in Krasnova is far from over. An ethnic tinderbox is being lit by insurgents wielding matches.
A paddler steamer passenger ship goes missing in the high seas. Lost, the crew and passengers begin to go hungry and sick. As ships in the vicinity and neighboring countries scramble to help, the crew of a mutinous ship see an opportunity for profit.
The Widowmaker's Lair is the name given to the northern half of Palmyrion. For a millenia it has hosted many wars and claimed the lives of hundreds of millions. War comes to it again, as different factions vie for power. Ethnic nationalist militias, cartels, fundamentalists, and other militant groups brawl in this chaos, killing eachother for killing's sake.
The Second Republic of Merica stands as a beacon of hope and freedom for the downtrodden masses across the region. But in the mid-1830s some seek to snuff that beacon out. After fighting three wars back to back to ensure its own survival, the Second Republic is threatened again. Potthan seeks to enforce its will on The Second Republic, seeing it as weak after so many wars. But, they are wrong. The people of the Second Republic will never give up their freedom and will defend it no matter the odds...or die trying.
In the mid-19th century, the newborn Timocratic Republic seeks to curb and reverse Ralkovian imperialism in northwestern Greater Dienstad. The two countries set their sights on an archipelago between them.
In northeastern Holy Panooly, where food is often scarce, villagers fall mysteriously ill. A Macabéan professor unknowingly contracts the disease and carries it to the provinces. In a matter of days, the virus has spread throughout the empire and the region of Greater Díenstad. Countries close their borders, others mobilize their healthcare systems, and the world holds its breath while a global pandemic begins.
Who terrorizes the terrorizers? No one, until a new terrorist organization comes to town. This one doesn't target innocent civilians; they attack the scum of the earth, showing them what fear truly feels like.
A communist government rises to power in Dukopolious, spreading tension throughout a historically anti-communist region. When the new government attacks a patrolling flotilla of warships that belong to Matthew Islands, a coalition of nations rises to end the communist threat and restabilize the country.
An alliance of several nations, from the Grand Theocracy of the Holy Marsh and Union-mate the Imperial Federation of Romandeos to Lamoni, the Commonwealth of Morrdh, and the Timocratic Republic, launch a devastating invasion of the Ralkovian Empire who is aided by allies such as the United World Order and Kraven in a fight for its very survival. Years of warfare and billions of dead follow as the nation is turned into a charnel house and is eventually split into several parts. Where there was once the Empire there is the tenacious Balkovian Insurgency, the ferocious Ralkovian Reich, the unknowable Raumfestung Rump State, and the corpse-laded Free Ralkovia. These are the accounts of the war brought down an Empire and laid the groundwork for a future where the only certainty is that there will be blood.
The Holy Empire of Stevid begins a rapid mobilization of forces in eastern Stevidian Greal, claiming to bolster its defenses. Imbrinium, anticipating a threat to its eastern trade routes, mobilizes in response. Sides begin the form, former allies urge their neutrality, and tensions rise. Then the Imbrinumians attack a Stevidian splinter fleet. Some joint the war out of duties, others out of convenience. And in the process, millions die.
Mokastana, a home to a variety of people of different culture and background, has become home for millions of Nifonese and Marshites. Extremists within these populations have begun to resent each other and the tension is quickly coming to a head. In Aqua Anu, violence between Kogyokist and Marshite militants breaks out and it quickly takes on the taste of civil war.
The Frontier, as New Garrack is called by the Morridanes, stirs. An insurgency against the colonial Morridane government is forming. The question is, who has to gain the most from a sovereign New Garrack?
Despite immediate attempts to leverage his victory in the War of Golden Succession, Fedor's empire finds itself consumed as it incompletely incorporates the massive island-continent of Theohuanacu as its first overseas territory. Around it, nearby economies are in distress as governments collapse and others go to war. An economic depression demands dormancy until years later a revived empire with a renewed will embarks on a mission of retribution. In the space of less than a year it has swallowed Zarbia, Monzarc, and northern Indras, also bringing North Panooly and New Empire into its fold. This coup turns into a quagmire, as the empire learns the trade of nation-building and counterinsurgency through trial and error.
The Scandinvans meddle in Macabéan territorial affairs, risking war for a deal that would give them monopsony rights over the entirety of the central Greater Díenstadi slave trade. In return for those priviliges, they arm their suppliers, the pirates of Palenque and Tiwanaku. The Golden Throne, ever arrogant from its recent conquests and military victories, goes to war, seeking to send a message to those who seek to intervene in imperial affairs. Thus began the rebellion and the Gothic War.
Holy Panooly has been split in three by PMC-backed Navitek in Jumanota, the Golden Throne in North Panooly, and the Ordenite Reich in South Panooly. The Second Krasnovan War threatens to spillover, further destabilizing the situation along the Panooly Frontier. The Golden Throne grows increasingly worried that South Panooly will fall into the hands of a nation it will have diplomatic troubles dislodging and the Reich senses this anxiety. Striking pre-emptively, the Wehrmacht invades Holy Panooly with numerical superiority, only to find itself cut off from home, under intense bombardment, and facing an amphibious counter-offensive.
A fascist insurgency, fueled and armed by the Ordenite Reich, breaks out in Yukar. The Black Star Movement, the right-wing militia, asks the Ordenite Wehrmacht to intervene and the First Krasnovan War begins. This is the story of the collapse of Red Star Union and the first Ordenite domination of the post-war Krasnovan landscape. Here too begins the rise of the Unified Eastern Star Soviets and the beginning of a rivalry for power over former-RSU that would shape the narrative for years to come.
In the post-war vacuum in the war-torn country of Krasnova, the Ordenites have returned to Krasnova for the third time, and this time for good. The fascists rule the west and in the east the communists are too busy fighting each other to focus their attention on the growing threat. All the while, the Morridanes consolidate power around Tuktar and the Macabéan Satrapy of Pezlevko-Rubino deals with growing pains of its own.
The former communist country of Red Star Union has fallen, split in half by the Ordenite protectorate of Krasnova and the Mokan-backed socialist UESS. Tensions are high and, despite Macabéan attempts to maintain the peace, a Mokan-centered coalition of nations launches an invasion to oust the fascist Third Reich from the island and reform Krasnova under the eastern socialist order. But the Reich, despite a marked naval inferiority that leaves resupply a challenging endeavor, is a tougher foe than all expect.
As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of: ~Chief Executive: Markanite ~WA Delegate: Wischland ~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Dokansia ~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Kohnhead ~Senator for Himes West (RP): Zaberaz Hapang ~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Porflox ~Minister of Education: Free Las Pinas ~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia ~Minister of Immigration: Margaux
Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.
Wischland was elected in a landslide delegate election, and transitioned to the role soon after announcement of victory. Meanwhile, Zaberaz Hapang secured their bid for Himes West after an uncontested campaign. Finally, Lyonnesse East saw the most activity, with both Porflox and Kohnhead running serious campaigns for the seat. After a close and exciting week of voting, Kohnhead emerged victorious. Porflox was however soon appointed to serve as Blue Canaria North after an opening for the seat appeared following Wischland's successful bid for delegate.
~The Council of Nine repealed The House Continuity and Closure Act due to its redundancy after The House Closure Requirement Reform Act was passed.
Around the Islands
~Porymonia was named featured nation for March thanks to their extremely prolific posting in A Taco Archipelago, our RP region. At more than 27,000 posts, they have posted many thousand times more than anyone else! More can be read here.
~Congratulations Silvedania on the well deserved Rookie of the Quarter awards! They have been an active poster on the RMB and discord, as well as joining TIBOE to improve regional security! Here is the full statement.
~Our forum has long been overdue for a makeover, and Free Las Pinas has sure stepped up for the job! In an very close voting, they narrowly beat out the competition, and their Pastel Palms theme will soon be the default look of our forum!
~10000 Islands's RP region A Taco Archipelago in its just under one year of existence has beaten out 10000 Islands's post count in the past 10 years (since the creation of RMB archives)!
~The Mad Surfer published its last issue this month (here) because of increased Real Life obligations and the increase in regional news bulletins which you can read more about in the article. Thank you Jabberwocky for the continued editorship and the entire staff for creating an amazing newspaper for three whole years!
A regional poll by Jabberwocky asked Islanders what device they'd want to have. Lightsabers from star wars overwhelmingly won, mostly due to islanders having no clue about what the other ones were.
The RMB this month was filled with many insightful conversations, and some more comical ones.