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    The Kamasati Pantheon
    The Next generation of Dreamers

    High Dreamer Xasarath


    Actions

    1:[DIPLOMACY] Establish diplomatic claim on 05 FAILURE This advanced non-electronic race of treeriders is contacted through their weak (untrained level 1 empath capable psychic connection) By a dozen Kuuru who have traveled through one of their various space faring vessals. They inform the race they are capable of lifting their species into the stars and that should they integrate into the pantheon. One day they too can be gods! This leads to failure and an insult from one on the planets surface...

    2:[MILITARY] Equip 1 Prator Prator Bavilaska A noble psionic practitioner who is said to create a battleform that exemplifies their spiritual truth it is said to be a large being with a hundred arms that when they touch their enemy is instantly put to sleep. These arms can extend and move through most surfaces. He has been equipped with the meditation room. A ship that encases the body and protects him so he can focus on the movement of these tendril arms.

    3:[MILITARY] Equip 1 Prator Prator Piaspa He creates dozens of himself and is strong enough to tear through steel. He has been brought into the battlefield without equipment as nothing fits such a bizarre ability. He is perfect for space combat.

    4:[MILITARY] Invade the Platinum Ogres of N4 with 3 units and Prator Qain + 11 Their anti psionic beliefs is in direct conflict with the ideals of the gods! This young pantheon does not realize they separate themselves from the empathic truth of the universe. The Kamasati look to save this race from itself and so a force of gods is sent to bring down their military and integrate them into the pantheon as dreamers while also removing this anti psychic mindset. Prator Xazap the flesh-eater is viewed as one of the few Kamasati who has a "sinister" air. Many call him the god of death as he is known to summon a wave which peels flesh and muscle from bone leaving nothing but skeletal remains. This Prator is sent to fight the ogres as this race is viewed as more dangerous to the Kamasati and so they wield this prator (with MANY reservations.) He is warned that should he release his attacks on civilians he will be punished and banished for 50 years.

    5:[MILITARY] Invade O5 with 3 units and the High Dreamer Xasarath + 11 The breakdown of diplomatic overtures leads to an insult between the high dreamer and a high ranking member of the pantheon of this planet, it leads to blows and he abandons his cause on O7 to instead focus on the ruler of O5. The Prators are a little disconcerted by their high dreamer acting in such a way but the whims of gods are not always altruistic and selfishness exists even among those who shape the world.

    Nonactions communique
    While the High Dreamer does not fear falling in battle, risk always exists with war. They name their successor as the Dreamer they manifested with their partner Xix their child Moxsan Qizareen

    Engage in longterm treaties on multiple borders.


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    The Psychic Web (News and Rumors)

    Capital Planet Web
    -Lyreans The Lyraens continue to cling to their more traditional beliefs but the conference has gone well and work is being done to push the value of their place as a pantheon and advance Lyrae herself into a modern ideology.

    Addendum: Military propaganda has sharply decreased Prator monitoring of that precept of space has diminished

    - The Vilari Sodality They remain unwilling to make contact, should Lyraens hold an event use this time to figure out status.

    Addendum: We are not sure if this race means us harm or is simply being evoked as a weapon by rival pantheon the Lyreans.

    - The Guild-Empire of Nyx Push for contact.

    - The Gelean Republic They remain neutral. Their fascination with the eradicators pushes us to bring more prators from their grand adventures and into the service of safety for the gods

    Dream Children News
    Mount Vispim- We watch the Dream children of Moigan from on high. The first large villages are starting to appear across the surface of the planet. We count 102 locations with more than 500 residents. We are proud of our children and we keep our whispers to a minimal for now as they are incapable of understanding yet.

    Addendum:
    No major change. They have built a temple of uncut rock where they place nourishment they sorely need for themselves. We inform them they must consume it themselves in our whispers and think of us while they do so. It will forge a connection. We really just didn't want them wasting food. Starvation remains a problem.

    Mount Kdoim- We weep for the Xawaq. They have experianced many wars in the past but this is the largest and we hear them dying in our minds. It is painful to know that they are too young and misinterpret the will of our words. When we speak to them in their minds it makes them believe they are even more righteous and that they must be right. Currently 3 nations are embroiled in constant conflict... We know we must not interfere but it hurts us so to hear their minds scream. They did nothing with the whispers coming from our dreamers. Such is the way. We will continue to watch.

    The war continues. The war might soon end one race has adapted a new technology proving effective... They fire large arrows via an item they call a ballista. It is carving through their own kind and creating fear.

    Mount Opaiz-
    The sonics are a fascinating young race and Kamsati have established their mount and begun to create myths. With the organization of the faith they will completely envelop this young race completely and help them slowly crawl toward elevation into dreamers themselves one day.

    Currently they are peaceful though a small war brews between themselves and another faction on the planets surface. More information needed.

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    High Dreamer Xasarath
    Diplomacy 5
    Military 8+2
    Economy 2
    Philosophy 10
    Intrigue 1




    New Ruler Next Round?
    NO

    Military Units 6/8+2






    Technologies
    Temporary Cultural Identity - Will of the pantheons 2d8 for conversions
    Permenant Cultural Identity - EMPTY

    Military Specialization- EMPTY

    - Personnel Armament
    - Ranged Weaponry
    - Armor and Shields
    - Engines
    - Warmachines and Live Weaponry
    - Logistics
    - Medicine, Mad Science, and Blessings
    - Reconnaissance and Divination
    - Stealth, Sabotage, and Traps
    - Fortifications, Sappers, and Planetary Siege Weaponry

    Trading posts




    Expected Stat Bonuses
    +2 Mil

    In Memorium




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    High Dreamer Xasarath- Current Leader of the Kamasati.

    Xix Qizareen- Dream bound to High Dreamer Xasarath.

    Moxsan Qizareen- Child of the High Dreamer Xasarath and their Dreambound Xix

    Prator Sissoran- New protector of the gods.

    Prator Dosirix- Ancient protector of the gods.

    Prator Xamarin- Master of metal

    Prator Qain- general!

    Prator Loyato Fascinated with elementalism his mind can wield meteors and the heat of the sun as a weapon in limited capacities hurling raw fury at enemies of the gods. He is equipped with the lance of the sun ray.

    Prator Dwabaros A being known as the ram! He wraps an indestructable (thus far) magical shield which he slams into what is before him and shatter it to pieces. He is viewed as herculean and has not been equipped but formally recruited so he can find other amazing beings in the galaxy!

    Prator Xazap the flesh-eater is viewed as one of the few Kamasati who has a "sinister" air. Many call him the god of death as he is known to summon a wave which peels flesh and muscle from bone leaving nothing but skeletal remains. He has a private temple as many dislike his vicious views on the end of non Kamasati and he is not allowed around dream children, but there is no denying his ability to protect others.

    Kuuru Huja- Speaker of Mount Kdoim

    Kuuru Fixra- Speaker of Mount Vispim

    Kuuru Vasema- Speaker of Mount Opaiz

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    The Duenem

    Region V20+V22



    Round 6
    Actions:
    1. [1] [Diplomacy] Attend Glitterhome Gala
      =>Trade Mint for Long-Range Advertising campaigns with CLS
      =>Trade Mint for Trade League with Etherites
      =>Trade Mint for Enhanced Armour Plating with The Kron
      =>Trade Mint for Resident Spies with Commonwealth of Zara
      [2] [Diplomacy] Encourage nearby regions to prepare and stockpile resources
      => The warnings of Wrath seem dire. While the Stellar powers can prepare on their own, the smaller powers deserve some warning. The Duenem pass on the messages gained to ensure whatever happens, no planet is left fully unprepared for what might happen.
      [3] Secret Action
      [4] [Economy] Buyout V16 TP1 Memory Transfer Droids 22
      [5] [Economy] Buyout W23 TP2 Subspace Camels 16


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    Spoiler: Owned TPs
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    V20 TP1-Mechanical Drones
    V18 Tp1- Masterwork Jewelry
    W23 TP1- Subspace Camels
    S19 TP1-4D Titaniun
    U19 TP1-Casinos
    S21 TP3-Genetic Engineers


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    Telescopic Radiance
    Current Stats
    Diplomacy 8
    Military 5
    Economy 10
    Philosophy 2
    Intrigue 4

    New Ruler Next Round?
    N
    Expected Stat Bonuses
    +1 Dip
    CI: The New Age. D8 for expedition actions
    MD: Eden Protocols. When defending, with a successfully tactical roll, the Duenum take a -1 to the Combat Roll for the battle, but the enemy incurs one additional step of Distance and Size Loss regardless of distance traveled or army size.

    SOS rep 1. +1 to Investigations

    Technology: Galactic Currency Mint : Any precious mineral+Any resource.
    Provides +1 to a buyout
    3 Units Raised
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    Mier Formica
    Sectors: C15, C17, C19, D14, D16 (C), E17




    Round 6 Actions:

    1. [Military] Adopt Tactical Doctrines Balancing (With a successful Tactical roll, after the Mier Formica have won a fight, for every (3) units lost during Combat Loss Rolls (including the opponents), the Mier Formica gain a unit. GM Approved)

    2. [Military] Raise 1 Unit

    3. [Military] Raise 1 Unit

    4. [Military] Raise 1 unit

    5. [Economy] Buyout Open E17 TP1 mining bots Failed 7

    6. [Philosophy] Adopt Realtism as stellar power philosophy


    Non Actions:
    • Request the CmC to purchase an Electronics TP for the Mier Formica
    • Sign a peace treaty with the Droccen empire
    • Sign a peace treaty with The Harmony
    • Sign a peace treaty with The Ndoda



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    Tapinoma Mier

    Diplomacy: 10
    Military: 6 + 2
    Economy: 3
    Philosophy: 2
    Intrigue: 2





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    Great Projects:
    C15 Giga Shrimp Refinery 3/5
    C19 Rainbow Carrot breeding center 1/5

    Units:
    Raised 3 + 3

    Last edited by Moriko; 2019-08-29 at 10:09 AM.
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    Grymlan Combine

    Round 6
    Regions: P14, P16
    High Coordinator Jeejee Scrapseeker

    Diplomacy: 5
    Military: 2
    Economy: 5
    Philosophy: 10
    Intrigue: 4

    Actions
    1. [Philosophy] (Special 10) Organize OwO with 5 LC bonus of +1 to Pressing Claims -
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      Truthytruth Communications and Farseeker Enterprises working with OwO are proud to unveil an ambitious new app that you can download to any smart device called UwU. Not only does it provide instant, up to date and accurate news in the "palm" of your manipulator, but it allows instant access to OwOnet in any region with an OwO hub without needing to connect directly to the hub! Discuss the politics of war with the Melfynians, catch up on the antics of the esteemed Ool Vulk with Lyraens, and discuss hobbies with Grymlans.

      Portable! Enlightening! Fun!

      Upload videos, sound and text directly to OwO while using filters keep up to date on upload subjects you are interested, and potentially earn fabulous prizes for helping on exciting OwO projects and contributing to OwO's information searches. Discover your purpose while helping others discover theirs!

      UwU! Putting the you-you in OwO!

    2. [Diplomacy] Stabilize P16 using Specailized Public Wantneed Fixrig Strategies (2d8+5): [15] - Combine diplomatic agents and techies move into Dregisles working on both improving the local communications infrastructure and establishing a political arena for the various local factions to convene in. After months of back and forth arguments, several death threats, and three attempted assassinations, most of the human leaders were disqualified or had alienated most of their moderate support to the Lopurna faction. Running on a platform of growth, investment, and stability, the Lopurna Princess Narya Veleur wins by a large margin and takes over the position of overseeing the running of the region for the Combine.
    3. [Diplomacy] Attend Gala Event
    4. [Intrigue] Investigate Lopurna Psionic Ability (2d6+5): [15] - With the need to diversify Grymlan equipment and tech to combat the Same in the future, Grymlans have turned to their Lopurna allies for insight into psionics that the Lopurna and some other starpowers demonstrate control over. Wexel Weirdlight of Fringe Science Go! Has been coordinating between Lopurna healers and Grymlan doctors in an attempt to discover the secret to the power through a medical means and, if it is possible, for the non-psionic Grymlans to achieve some level of the gift.
    5. [Intrigue] Secret You saw nothing here.


    Non-Actions
    • Attend and provide the location for the Glitterhome Gala
    • See Embassy Actions if any.
    • Endorse Nyxian Buyouts of open Farseeker Corps
    • Endorse Casrule buyout of open Guns in P16


    Resistances
    • Resist nonsupported buyouts/raids/conversions


    Embassys and Diplomatic Representatives
    • Deejhan Clankturner: Cultural Envoy to Lyrae.
    • Defensive Pacts: Lyrae.


    News and Rumors
    • With the conclusion of the First Council of Aspirants information on the Core Region O13 is revealed - "[Great] resource of Undefined, an Open learning center, and one unit of v0.04 drones! O13 cannot be diplomatically claimed!"
    • The Combine denounces the action of the Powers of the Uplift Chorus for interfering with legitimate Combine business by colluding with the SoS to curtail Grymlan, along with other Powers bordering the Core, exploration into the Core through threats of interference and the denial of important information, along with denial of access to the dissemination of said information. If it were not for the political fallout stemming from their actions against the SoS being discovered then it is highly unlikely that information of the "Same" would have come to light and it raises questions as to what other information and plots the Chorus has yet to reveal.
    • In light of heated rhetoric at the Council of Aspirant's Landing, the Corporation of the Combine achieved a majority vote to suspend investigations into exploring the region of space known as O15 till a later date.
    • The scientist of the Combine are frustrated with the operation of Inspiration 6. Testing the prototype navigation system alongside the improved GLD has thrown strange and confusing errors. 87.43% of the time it works fine, but the other 12.57% it glitches out showing the ship as simultaneously at both the origin and destination points at the same time, leaving from the origin point, or in some other part of space all together. Frustrating, but interesting.
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      Corporations of the Combine

      The government of the Grymlan Combine consists of several corporations that both coordinate with, and against, each other in deciding how the efforts of the Grymlan people are applied. The Corporations are patrons and financial backers to research, production, and distribution groups typically within a certain field of Grymlan life and their internal structure represents the same general structure of the Combine at large.

      As such, Leadership among the Grymlans is based on election, with canidates chosen both on their stance with the indivdual corperation and the needs of the Grymlan people as a whole. Unsurprisingly, corruption is not uncommon among Grymlans leaders. Corruption is expected by the general populace as long as it has reasonable limits. Leaders are expected to have their own personal projects they're working on as long as they meet the needs of the Grymlan people. Given the inquisitive nature of Grymlans as a whole, an the high profile nature of the leadership, Grymlan politicians tend to have Cat and Mouse games between themselves that the populace tends to keep abreast of as a form of entertainment. Should such a leader be deemed insufficent, whether by incompetence, corruption, or changing needs of the people, they can be voted out of their position by the Corporations under them (though the state in which they are voted out might dictate the terms of their severance).

      Some Corporations of the Combine.
      • Foodstuff Solutions: Headed by Abrigal Dirtpaw, Foodstuff Solutions represents many agricultural interests in the Combine. Their farms provide food to feed the Grymlan people as well as providing other materials to the other Corporations. Their labs work to improve existing crops while at the same time they are always on the look out for new potential products to grow and experiment with.
      • Max Zappyzap Projections: Lead by Dhaka Sparkthrower, Max Zappyzap Projections is the closest thing the Grymlans have to a security Corporation. In prior years they were an arms manufacturer who designed energy casters for Grymlan ships to protect them against space debris. They also did research into high energy release weapons that largely went unused (I mean of course you gotta set one off just to make sure it works, we didn't need that asteroid anyways) but did result in research with Arclight Power that provided the primary fission reactors that provide power to the Grymlan's cities and ships. Nowadays they serve as one of the military minded corporations expanding the Grymlan's knowledge of tactics and equipment as they are exposed to new races.
      • Arclight Power: Lead by Dayton Voltzap, Arclight Power serves the Grymlan's ever-growing need for power. They are the formost researchers in high energy fields and often looking for new elements or ways to use them alongside Max Zappyzap Projections.
      • Fluffyshine Grooming: Headed by Celise Dyedye, Fluffyshine Grooming provides cosmetics and grooming supplies to the Grymlans. Proper grooming, especially of their tails, is considered a necessity by the Grymlan populace. In addition Grymlans enjoy expressing themselves in a wide array of colors both in clothing and hair dye. Fluffyshine Grooming is the leader in what is new and chic by melding technology with fashion.
      • Farseeker Enterprise: Lead by Trevan Longhaul, Farseeker Enterprise focuses not only on exploratory sensors and shipping, but they also serve the Grymlan Combine with transporting goods between population centers. While they were not the designers of the Darkship concept, they have been diligently improving it, focusing on the ships abilities to operate on long haul deployments and improving on thruster designs.
      • Infrastructure Craftmakers: Lead by Bruk Dynacraft, Infrastructure Craftmakers maintains the infrastructure of Grymlan life whether it be the heat resistant domes of Wratheye or the various space stations orbiting the Cloudysea expanse. They support endeavors to build faster, cheaper, and more adaptable among hostile environments.
      • Truthytruth Communications: Lead by Leelee Sweettounge, Truthytruth Communications deals with data and communications between the Grymlan people and works alongside OwO, and they also host many news and entertainment channels.
      • Feelgood Incorperated: Lead by Vera Tailsnug, Feelgood Incorperated serves the healthcare needs of the Grymlans. The work to constantly push the boundaries of medicine and scientific enhancement.
      • Fringe Science Go!: Headed by Wexel Weirdlight, Fringe Sceince Go! explores theoretical scientific fields such as magic and psionics. With the introduction of aliens with these abilities they have seen a resurgance as of late.



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    Trade Posts

    Regional TPs and LCs
    Region Name Region # TP 1 TP 2 TP 3 Produces LC 1 LC 2 (Assembly) Special Other
    CloudySea P14 OwO Open Open Grymlan Farseeker Corps OwO XXX
    Dregisles P16 Open Open XXX Guns OwO XXX

    • Owned TPs: 1
    • Grymlan Farseeker Corps (P14, 1)



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    Tech, Identity and Projects
    Technologies
    • General

      Military
      <Personnel Armament>
      <Ranged Weaponry>
      <Armor and Shields>
      <Engines>
      <Warmachines and Live Weaponry>
      <Logistics>
      <Medicine, Mad Science, and Blessings>
      <Reconnaissance and Divination>
      <Stealth, Sabotage, and Traps>
      <Fortifications, Sappers, and Planetary Siege Weaponry>


    Organization Relations
    • SoS 1
    • CmC 2, 1 favor


    Identities and Caller Fragments
    • (Temp) Specailized Public Wantneed Fixrig Strategies - 2d8 resolving unrest


    Projects
    • P14 CmC Relay (3/3)



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    Military Units
    • Active Military Units: 2
    • Darkship Fleet Shinystar is retrofitted with the new GLD systems allowing for FTL travel. The fleet consists of one massive Crafthome-class carrier armed with heavy energy casters and capable of fielding multiple wings of Zippyzap fighter craft. It is escorted by two smaller Rockblaster-class corvettes armed with energy casters and extended range point defense weaponry.
    • Darkship Fleet Flashybang: three robust Bigzap cruisers along with a smaller fighter Zappycraft carrier and three smaller Fleetfeet corvette ships. While lacking the comfort amenities and most of the production capabilities of Darkship Shinystar, they make up with a considerable increase of mobility and overall speed.



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    Jeejee Scrapseeker
    4/X Diplomacy: 5+1
    X/X Military: 2
    5/X Economic: 5
    3/6 Philosophy: 10
    X/X Intrigue: 4+1
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    Tezh Consensus
    Current Leader: Talotius


    ROUND 6

    Probe Die Rolls

    Actions taken:
    1. DIP - Part 2 of Claim - V12
    2. DIP - Part 2 of Claim - U13
    3. DIP - Part 2 of Claim - U15
    4. DIP - Part 2 of Claim - V16
    5. PHI - Probe - Z18 - Success
    6. PHI - Probe - Y17 - Great Success


    Non-action:
    • Resist all relevant buyout/convert/etc actions not explicitly approved or supported below
    • Support CLS buyout attempt of V14 TP2 (Living Fire Gemstones)


    News and Rumors
    • The Tezh were implicated in the discovery of a covert action against the SoS. The Tezh are interested in the true details of events and plan to pursue them because what is being suggested so far is 'categorically incorrect', but the Tezh otherwise seem unphased by the bit of cloak and dagger flap being pointed their way. Riss is on record as saying 'to any moron who believes this pathetic drivel frame job, We have an infinitely rich alternate universe to sell you in this otherwise worthless pearl'.
    • After years of the Galactic North-East members of the Uplift Chorus having had a successful and respectful informal agreement with the Dawnstar Dominion, all stellar powers involved in the region have agreed to a formally recorded treaty, with a discussion panel to be reconvene at regular periods to reaffirm or update the agreement as needed.
    • Celestia Enterprises arrived on Yutov inquiring about the Living Fire Gemstones that the Stozudal crafters have developed a prestigious reputation for. They expressed an interest in acquiring an ongoing trade arrangement and received approval from the Consensus leadership, a council of both Tezh and Stozudal.
    • The entity known as 'Wrath' challenged the beings gathered at the Glitterhome Gala to come find it, and so they shall. The Consensus suspects that this is not one entity but many based on the dialogue that was had; they have some ideas on where to look and so begin to explicitly search with the intelligence they have gathered.

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    Region Loc Resource TP1 TP2 TP3 Learning Center Assembly
    Yutov (Capital) V14 Living Fire Gemstones
    (Precious Mineral)
    TZH Open Open The One The One

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    Philosophy:
    • Respectful Discourse (LC5 Bonus) - +1 to Conversions
    • Thorough Debate (LC10 Bonus) - increase die size for Conversion rolls: 2d8
    • Political Science Curriculum (LC20 Bonus) - +1 to Claim roll if LC for The One is present in region, additional +1 if Assembly is in/adjacent to region


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    Diplomacy: 7
    Military: 2
    Economy: 4
    Philosophy: 10
    Intrigue: 3

    Expected change: DIP +2, PHI +1 (kidding, no PHI increase)
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    Round 6
    The Guild Enterprises of Nyx
    Nyx (Sector K5)
    Domino Ophelo, Lord of Coin

    Actions
    1. [Diplomacy] Offer Admiral Elizabeth of the Gelean Republic the opportunity to step down, maintain territorial cohesion, and gain Nyx as a vassal by recognizing Xavier as the Gelean Emperor - Grand Admiral Xavier Bonaparte rides into Brighthollow Expanse on the back of a space whale in a Gelean bubble helmet space suit. Wielding the threat of invasion the former Commander in the Gelean Navy, currently styled Grand Admiral of the Nyxian mercenary fleet, Xavier Bonaparte simultaneously informs Lord Domino and Fleet Admiral Elizabeth his self proclamation as Gelean Emperor. Backed by the significant forces under his command Xavier demands recognition as ruler over the demesne currently administered by the Gelean Republic and Guild Empire, to be restyled to not offend the Emperor's claim. Lord Domino publicly proclaims his intentions to withdraw payments to the troops immediately but appears suspiciously slow to actually do so and does push through the renaming of the Guilds to a more "modern" name Guild Enterprises. Unlike SPACE KING, "Emperor" Bonaparte does not demand Elizabeth or Domino's heads but does demand to rule the capital and for Elizabeth to formally step down and recognize him as her sovereign.
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      Accept Elizabeth's surrender
      Send Military 10 General (Currently Grand Admiral Xavier Bonaparte but as he's achieving Leader status to be renamed/refluffed by Blade)
      Send 3 Units (Sorcerer Squad Alpha, Sorcerer Squad Bravo, Contrapsions)
      Agree for GEN to be a vassal to GLR under Xavier
    2. [Economy] Buyout I5 Tiny Cats TP 1 13 - The market for tiny adorable felines is expected to be a high growth sustained interest industry for investors. Acquiring stakes in Tiny Cats was a high Guild Enterprises priority. The Nyx were eager to acquire a stake in the Tiny Cats including their own patented breeding plans before the Kombuch showed up and started sporing everything in sight.
    3. [Economy] Buyout Cloudysea (P14) Grymlans Farseeker Corps TP 2 18 - With deals on travel to the Grymlan Combine systems so good it practically made it a crime not to take advantage of them Nyxian merchants are dispatched to make contact with the Farseeker Corps there. The Grymlans had reached out to the Nyxians some years back with an interest in importing Voidstone, a deal the Nyxians were fully intending to honor. In exchange the Grymlans had promised some of their best fixrig specialists would participate in residencies in Nyx space. With travel costs at an all time low thanks to the attention brought by Proxos's Roaming Star miniseries this deal is completed from the Nyxian side and the Combine is invited to close out their half of the arrangement at their convenience.
    4. [Economy] Buyout M3 Pocket Gold TP 1 14 - The locals of galactic sector M3 were perceived to be something of idealist rubes. To accept the Kamasati as the gods they presented themselves as was rather foolish and naive. Of course, naive rubes were just the kinds of people the Nyxians loved to do business with! Merchants are dispatched to the sector to acquire a stake in the region's "pocket gold" believing perhaps the locals have enhanced the already enthralling luster of gold to new heights.
    5. [Economy] Buyout M5 Sonic Hedgehogs TP 1 16 - While a majority of Nyxian attention was paid to the Tiny Cats more astute investors sought to corner an alternative market in the pet industry, or perhaps a service industry if these Sonic Hedgehogs were as intelligent as the Kamasati claimed. The industrious Sonic Hedgehogs receive contract offers to conduct their services, whatever they were, in Nyxian space.


    Non-Actions
    1. Endorse OwO Buyout of Nyx (K5) Voidstone TP 2 or 3
    2. Accept CmC offer to Expedition L6 on GEN's behalf


    • The formation of the Gelean Empire, however small it may have been, is celebrated by many in the upper echelons of the Guild. Xavier Bonaparte may not have been the sharpest mind in the galaxy but with him and now the Eradicators there to stir up trouble there would likely be plenty of opportunity for profit. Lord Domino seeks to collaborate with the Emperor on his goals, hopeful his role as sponsor and incubator to his grand rise will grant him a place of trust and honor within the new regime.
    • The Nyxian Merchant Prince of Helia has begun to question just what exactly he and his fellow Merchants intend to do with their accruing wealth. While mercilessly mocked in most mainstream publications the Prince ponders about the possibility of service to a greater cause than profit, one that might allow the Nyx to reach out into the stars and make their own discoveries rather than merely profit off that which less risk adverse species uncovered.


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    Lord of Coin Domino Ophelo

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    Diplomacy 5 -
    Military 8 -
    Economy 8 +2
    Philosophy 1 -
    Intrigue 2 -

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    Region Name Region Number Resource Learning Center Assembly Status Bonuses
    Nyx K5 Voidstone (Great) Mandate of Coin - Capital, Stable (Gilded Garrison 5/5 (+1 Unit Cap)

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    Type Name Effect(s) Permanent?
    Cultural Identity Laws of Procurement 2d8 on Buyouts No

    Technologies
    Type Name Effect(s) Required Resource?
    - - - -

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    Nyx Controlled Trading Posts:
    • Nyx (K5) Nostromo's Shroud Voidstone TP 1
    • M23 Sorcerers TP 2
    • L8 Kill Bots TP 1
    • L8 Kill Bots TP 2
    • K7 Angel Wings TP 1
    • Neo-Sol (K9) Screeching Crystals TP 2
    • J8 Cyreilean Marching Powder TP 1
    • L10 Space Whales TP 2



    Military Units CAP: 6
    1. Kill Bot Gold Swarm
    2. Sorcerer Squad Alpha
    3. Kill Bot Silver Swarm
    4. Sorcerer Squad Bravo
    5. Cyreilean Sorcerers
    6. Contrapsions

    ANE Auxiliary Units
    1. Eradicator Task Force One
    2. Eradicator Task Force Two

    Generals
    • Grand Admiral Xavier Bonaparte (10)

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    Galactic Droccen Imperium
    Capital Region G19
    Colonial Regions F18, H18, G21

    Empress Sai
    Diplomacy 10
    Military 3
    Economy 3
    Philosophy 5
    Intrigue 1

    Round 5 Actions
    1.[Diplomacy 10]Declare Galactic Power.
    2.[Diplomacy]Stabilize G21 20
    3.[Diplomacy]Claim G17 on Ideological Grounds. 21
    4.[Economy]Hire 1 unit from the former JFU
    5.[Economy]Begin Economy Station in region F20. (1,5)

    Non-actions
    • Agree to a non-aggression treaty alliance with NDA.
    • DCC and MFM agree to sign a Peace Treaty.


    Embassy Actions
    • Rocthurhi
    • Vilari Sodality


    News and Rumors
    • Captain Sumina brings news of a lifeless region, though also that the region was being explored by their friendly neighbors, the Ndoda. Messages are quickly dispatched with hopes of negotiating a mutually beneficial deal for the rights to build a station in the region.
    • NDA has agreed to cede station build rights in F20 in exchange for an alliance pact and the rights to scout the region for anything of value.
    • Disturbed by the news that their beloved Guardians are being used as manual labor, Droccen looks into what can be done to curtail such activity in the future.
    • Impressed that the adventurous Ndoda have already set up a system to safely harvest and export the carnivorous fly traps, Droccen works to stabilize the region for both the traders, and future tourist ventures.
    • Despite not having a free-flowing source of fly traps streaming in, still they trickle in to those who can afford the fees. Some are kept in large pots as a sort of exatic pet/house plant and the Droccen elite soon start hosting house parties to feature the beautiful songs of the fly traps. The dangerous plants are easily rendered docile by throwing a sheet over their heads. It is also discovered that fly traps are a bit of a culinary delicacy, though can be poisonous of prepared incorrectly.
    • Incensed by the cowardly agents smearing their good names with the Sisterhood, the perpetrators are widely regarded as "Bored haters" with "Nothing better to do with their time" on Droccen social media.
    • The Droccen Imperium has been approached by their new neighbors the MFM to sign a treaty in the interest of peace. Empress Sai happily does so and adds them to Droccen's growing list of Space Friends.


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    The Vilari Sodality

    Regions Q-07, P-06, R-06


    Speaker Ren-Kulto
    Diplomacy 10
    Military 5
    Economy 3
    Philosophy 4
    Intrigue 4

    Actions
    1. [Economy] Buyout TP 1 of Mercury Sticks in Region Q-05 for the Yundar 12
      With war averted for a brief time, Vilari merchant ships enter the region of the Yundar and Telenites. Descending to the Telenite homeworld, they bargain for control of a number of mercury processing plants, diverting their output to the desperate Yundar.
    2. [Economy] Explore for additional sources of Mercury in Region Q-05 13
      While mercantile efforts proceed in the war zone, space probes are sent out through the solar systems surrounding Yundar territory. Their aim, to discover a new source of mercury sufficient to meet the needs of the warring factions.
    3. [Philosophy] Convert Region Q-05 to Way of Tides 13
      With the eye of the Sodality firmly fixed on the nearby war, numerous scholars and aid workers visit Telenite and Yundar space. In the process preserving the history of both peoples, the Vilari's own values begin to circulate through local societies, and before long a version of the Way of Tides has taken root.
    4. [Philosophy] Begin reuniting the Star Heart (2/5)
    5. [Economy] Hire one unit of JFU Remnant on behalf of the Casrule Kryptids 9
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    “Live like gods.”


    Mittens the Lucky Cat
    Diplomacy 5
    Military 4
    Economy 6
    Philosophy 1
    Intrigue 3



    Actions for Round 6 (Rolls)
    • [Diplomacy] Attend the gala!
      - Trade Long Range Advertising Campaigns to CWZ, ETH, RTH, and MYA.
      - Receive Trade League from ETH
      - Receive Galactic Currency Mint from DNM
      - Receive War Beasts from RTH.
    • [Economy] Buy Living Fire Gemstones TP2 V14 from [Unclaimed]! (Improbable - Failed)
      The enlightened materialism of Celestia never ceases to go to new length to acquire 'cool stuff.' Far, far to the galactic North, the Tezh have discovered a great repository of Living Fire Gemstones, something that reached the ears of a certain wealthy investor and was subsequently demanded as a means to test Mittens's capabilities as leader. While ships with Celestian representatives were sent and communication went remarkably well with the native people's stellar representatives, the local economy proved to be too resilient to start mass exporting their native resource across the entire galaxy. The challenge, however, was still passed, and now there lies a hall in the richest parts of Celestia whose walls are lined with living fire.
    • [Economy] Bid for remaining ships within the JFU! (Total: 8)
      There goes a saying in Celestia: Poor work is better than no work. Willing to give the JFU units next to no money nor benefits, the only reason these ships have come to work for Celestia Enterprises is because it beats no work at all... And the core worlds have some rocking pubs. It won't take long for them to negotiate a better contract, but for the moment the representatives sent to make the deal are feeling remarkably proud of themselves for buying a veteran fleet on a caveman's budget.
    • [Military] Conquer I19 with two units lead by General Ziplock! (Mil8)
      Ziplock was given authority over the company's military force, and from the moment it took over it has not been idle. The mercenary fleet and planetary guard move to assert their dominance in a nearby region of space, cutting off a potential border between their two neighbors and placing themselves against the core. Mittens requests that he be very gentle with any natives in the region, to which Ziplock replies with a reassuring 'OK.'
    • [Military] Raise a unit!
      Ziplock raises an army of AI fighters around the now absent space where the black hole was generated. They're heavily armed, loyal only to him, and generally a bit too close for the comfort of most civilians. Mittens has Ziplock build a big space station around them so that people worry less by not being able to see them, which actually works quite well.

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    1. Natascha is billions of credits in debt. She has lost the entirety of her personal wealth and hosted a massive, incredible party on a budget she no longer controls. After nearly dying from a heart-attack she is imprisoned, pending sentence. Apparently Mittens had a lawyer contact her some time later, and has whisked her off to some remote corner of the galaxy far from Celestia Corp... Her debt is taken care of in only three hours post imprisonment.
    2. Diplomacy with the Rothuun Minotaurs happens for the first time at the Gala. The diplomats are well researched on their customs and attempt their best to replicate them, but the terror in their eyes as the other race huffs during the negotiations is unmistakable. Regardless, the trade goes over well! Their military might for Celestia Enterprises's economic tactics. Brilliant.



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    Retiring in Celestia Enterprises is celebrated as the most momentous occasion in one’s life. The celebration of success to be where you are, to commemorate the struggle and hard work that brought you there, and to remember the good and bad times had within the corporate society. The bigger the retirement plan, the bigger the party, after which the accumulated stocks are put into a hyper-secure cleansing account to be sold off over the many years of the individual’s remaining life while still affording them the privilege of having access to gated regions based on accumulated status via their stocks. Importantly, stocks in the cleansing account no longer contribute to an individual’s placement among the company’s leadership.

    Natascha had one hell of a retirement party as the single richest individual in Celestia Corp, whose party was celebrated through the three remaining core worlds and funded entirely by her own hand. The eighteen hour period was given off to most non-essential workers. It went well. Very well. And at the end of it all, Natascha finally and formally was to translate all of her stocks to the purification account. The first half of the stocks were already ready to go. Despite the vast collection of funds she possessed, there was more she held unknown to the public. The other half of them resided on a backup account she had made for her cat, Mittens, some few years ago when she needed to influence a vote as a benefactor who was not herself.

    She has not technically seen Mittens for some time, having given him away to a Droccen celebrity that had earned her affection. His account was simply to be transferred back into her’s and have the stocks sold as part of her retirement plan, which she approved without much thought. ...But to her surprise, the transfer would not go through, and a sinking feeling dug through her chest.

    Mittens had stumbled into a wonderful opportunity when Natascha had attempted to cheat her own system. If he were just a cat there would be very little he could do with such a thing, but ever since the first galactic meeting was held between stellar powers by the Caller’s remnant AI, he had become so much more. A mere brush against the Harmony had brought him sentence and desires. Intelligence rivalling or surpassing mortal life; the patience of a timeless being with the anonymity of a common pet. Through Korima and Natascha he had seen the functions of these new worlds, the best and worst of common folk, and with Ziplock he conspired to rule them. All that needed to be done was a simple reverse on a single transaction, which was bread and butter for an all powerful AI. Ziplock had of course been promised a major hand in deciding the future of Celestia - not only as their military minded war machine, but an ally of the new CEO, who would have a hand not only in how battles are fought, but also why.

    Being a cat, Mittens could not make his own announcement as the new leader of the company, so instead spoke through an experimental text to speech devise that was also linked to the same Harmonic hive mind as him. His first words were to his owner Korima, thanking her for the care and hospitality on stream before admitting that he felt rather personally indebted to her for her services. He explained that he was needed elsewhere, but would see her again; gathering his favourite toy on his back and taking a cab that had been paid enough not to ask questions back to his new office.

    Celestia got the official news a day later, and Ziplock ensured that any doubt was quickly obliterated despite the sorrow of their new pacifist leader. But a deal was a deal, after all. Let the AI do as it pleases.

    Curled up in a black leather chair atop the tallest, most luxurious building in Celestia Corp, Mittens receives a cat-sized keyboard from his secretary, and begins to get to work.

    With godlike wealth in his left paw, and the wisdom of a million minds in his right, Mittens is known henceforth as the Lucky Cat.


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    Owned Regions:
    I21 - Olympia [Unstable]

    Trade Posts:
    [Guardians] TP2 and TP3 in Sui Generis (G19)
    [Entertainment] TP2 in Zara (G25)
    [Broadcasting Tech] TP1 in Olympia (I21)
    [Genetic Engineers] TP2 in the Heart Beacons! (S21)

    Cultural Identities:
    Surplus Brand Recognition (Increase die size on faraway [hard/improbable]) economic [buyout offense/defense] actions in regions with [great] resource quantities!)

    Military Units [2]
    - Planetary Garrison
    - Ziplock's Fleet

    Generals:
    - Ziplock [8] - A military AI that was found in the remnants of Prosperity's Ruin.

    Techs:

    Trade
    [Requires Broadcasting Tech] Long-Range Advertising Campaigns - Reduces ZoI by one step for defending against buyouts!

    Secrets Whispered: 1

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    Turn 6 Galactic Dates (217508.0.0.80 - 217510.0.0.80)
    Technocratic Caliphate
    N26
    Caliph Illijan

    [Intrigue] Secret The secret war is ever more vile

    [Military] Raise 1 unit With a new fleet and the resources left behind by the bunny people, they bring this race into service for the caliphate and forge a new fleet of ships acquisitioning lord Hops tech. Hop fleet 1 is built.

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    Turn 6 Galactic Dates (217508.0.0.80 - 217510.0.0.80)
    The One High Maxim
    N24, O23
    Lord Caller Siq

    [Economy] Displacement gun buyout N28 failed Failing to acquire guns they make another attempt at a location closer to home, things are now going very well for the One high maxim as they await the arrival of their massive fleet.

    [Intrigue] Raid Great Dipanan Cuisine owned by the Dipanan The Kryptids are starving, their planet is a barren wasteland and most of their people have been raised as soldiers not as farmers or engineers to build the machines to farm while they fight. The only technologies they know have gone into war and so is it a surprise when they hear of the lavish lifestyles of these people they look to take instead of ask for these resources? Of course not. Even better now that the One High Maxim knows these people have allied with the accursed Casrule movement! The embassy with their ilk has antagonized this long bitter war and now the Dipanan are viewed as enemies alongside the Caliphate

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    Turn 6 Galactic Dates (217508.0.0.80 - 217510.0.0.80)
    The Casrule Movement
    M23
    The First Equals council

    [Economy] Gun buyout P16 +3 from support from Grymlyan Combine and the CMC relay failed The failure is met with a generous moment from the Grymlans looking to aid the Casrule movement who are currently readying their fleet for war and bringing in more ships from their Dipanan allies. So much is being done as they ready for their expedition that this move is viewed VERY gratefully by the Casrule Kryptids.


    Nonactions
    -Await reenforcements from the Dipanan

    -Await Units from the An'Null eradicators

    - Look to the church of rust for aid as both sides in the coming conflict have gained massive reenforcments.



    In the next few years (NEXT TURN) attacks will commence from all three sides.



    Optics VR intertrue connection of the Caliphate
    • The Caliphate officially declares N26 its capital and begins to build up strength against the inevitable attack by their neighbors.
    • We beg the aid of the church of rust.
    • remember all Kryptids of color and creed are worthy of respect. Looking to the flesh for answers is a fools errand the machine alone is worthy to rule, it will pull us from violence.
    • It appears the enemies of the caliphate have gained allies from multiple sides! They hunker down gather resources and get ready for a siege while prepping a new fleet.
    • Formal thanks go out to the Vilari who are sent refugees.


    The Voice of the One
    • We will not be outdone by the Casrule or the Caliphate we launch ships out to lay claim to our own sector of space!
    • Stomp out the Caliphate. This insurrection is a vile tool of the Do and Si to split the true believers from the one.
    • Only in death can these vile beings be brought to the glory of the one. Murder the Casrule rebels!
    • Disgusting worshipers of this Church of Rust must be viewed as enemies. Currently, resources are tied up in other matters but plan to purge these AI worshippers is in the planning stages. Clearly, these are vile agents of the Caliphate!
    • The FLEET OF THE ERADICATORS HAVE ARRIVED. We ready our own fleet and get ready for war in the coming years!
    • Vilari are declared enemies of the One High Maxim, the Dipanan are declared enemies of the One High Maxim.


    Truth TV
    • WIP
    • Formal thanks go out to the Vilari who are sent refugees.




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    Technocratic Caliphate 1 units+1
    Caliph Illijan- Leader of the Caliphate. A visionary wanting to save his people by bringing them together through technology.

    The One High Maxim 1 unit
    Lord Caller Siq- Leader of the one high maxim, rather ruthless and hateful of the other cultures of the Kryptids.

    The Casrule Movement 3 units
    First Equal Somos- A fierce anarchist. He looks to end the tyranny of the hive system have all queens enslaved and producing children so they can live a free life. Only their maintenance should be managed centrally all other aspects of life should be handled by the community.
    First Equal Jain- A Do imperialist. He wants to see the Do return to power and the other hives returned to subservience.
    First Equal Kask- An advocate of democracy. He wants to see all leadership elected and the queens treated kindly.



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    Kryptid Leadership
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    Diplomacy 1 -
    Military 10 -
    Economy 3 +1
    Philosophy 3 -
    Intrigue 9 +1

    Military unit count: 5





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    Region Name Region Number Resource Philosophy Center Status
    Kryptid Home system N24 Hasson 3 open Capitol (One high Maxim control)
    M23 M23 Sorcerors Magical Contemplation unrest (Casrule control)
    N26 N26 Powdered Money Open unrest (Technocratic Caliphate Control)
    O23 O23 Kytefly Open unrest (One high Maxim control)
    - - - - -
    - - - - -
    - - - - -
    - - - - -
    - - - - -
    - - - - -

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    Specialties
    Type Name Effect(s) Permenant?
    MILITARY - - No
    DIPLOMACY - - No

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    Expected Stat Bonuses:
    +1 military
    +1 economy


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    Rakshasa Controlled Trading Posts:
    • TP 3 Hasson 3 N24 (Existing)




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    Republic of Celes (CEL)
    Under the leadership of Consul Maximilian Relor
    Round 6

    News and Rumors
    • Maximilian Relor wins reelection in an almost unprecedented 4th time with an overwhelming 43% of the popular vote. His singular opponent is swiftly jailed on charges of money laundering unrelated to the campaign.
    • Pirate bases in the Erebus Nebula are eradicated thanks to the concerted efforts of Wing Commander Khatri and her elite Onyx Squadron. Several fighter aces gain celebrity status as billions of Celenians check the leader boards each day to keep tabs on who killed what.
    • Between engagements, bored fighter pilots invent the sport of Nebula Racing. What it says on the tin, the gravity drives of capital ships create a wake of vacuum and a suitable racecourse through the otherwise dense cluster of gas and stellar debris.


    Actions
    • [Diplomacy]Establish Claim on P28 Q27. (13, Success?) With the Republic's ally disintegrating, CEL leverages their stability, vast navy, and sector-wide aplomb to pick up the pieces in a move that is one part humanitarian effort and another part hostile takeover. While such acquisitions would normally be seen as punitive for JFU's failure to enact the terms of their treaty, to the average civilian, not getting murdered by Eradicators is a pretty sweet deal. The Consul also pledges to devote resources to finding a cure for their debilitating genetic aberrations. With the Republic's ally disintegrating, they assert the terms of their treaty and announce their intent to annex the territory therein.
    • [Diplomacy]Inquest P26 (15, Success!)
    • [Diplomacy]Inquest Q29 (15, Success!)
    • [Diplomacy]Inquest R30 (12, Success!)
    • [Economy]Gift R26's TP1 (Celenian Alloys) to EHZ. Bigly trade deals.


    Non-Actions
    • Support Philosophy conversions to The One in Q25
    • Support NUT buyout of Celenian Alloy TP
    • Accept CmC's offer to establish an Embassy with GLR
    • Accept gifted TP from EHZ
    • Transfer 2 Units. The Frigates Tempest and Squall are dispatched to EHZ space and instructed to work under their admiralty until such a time as the they have rebuilt their naval strength. These units "detect" immediately and return to CEL space if ever ordered to engage with NUT or CEL. They stand down and do not engage if the fleet ever moves to defend holdings by SYN, ITS, RMT, or SoS. They will return to CEL unless their orders to remain within EHZ space are renewed each round.


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    Ruler: Consul Maximilian Relor
    Diplomacy 8
    Military 8
    Economy 5
    Philosophy 1
    Intrigue 1

    Next round: +2 Diplomacy

    Capital Region: R26
    Other Regions: Q25, R24, R28
    Resources: High Fashion (1), Antimatter (1) pending
    Technologies: None
    Military Force (6 Units Total): RCS Harbinger of Dawn Lancer-class Cruiser [3 Units], Fighter Wing [1 Unit], Jackstar Mercenaries [2 Units]
    Military under EHZ Command (2 Units): RCS Tempest Rook-class Frigate [1 Unit], RCS Squall Rook-class Frigate [1 Unit]

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    • Mutual defensive pact with NUT and EHZ (all regions).
    • Religious or philosophic intrusion in the Republic of Celes capital region of R26 will be met with brutal military reprisal. No exceptions.
    • Unsanctioned acquisition of resources within the Capital will be considered a hostile action. Sternly worded letters to follow.
    • The Republic recognizes the regions of P22 as the de facto territory of the Church of Iteus.



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    The Gelean Republic
    Leader: Admiral of the Scavenger Fleet, Elizabeth of Rios Arcology


    News and Rumors
    - Captain Madeline of Engels, the commanding officer and sole survivor of the wreck of the GRS Wrinkle in Time, has abruptly departed Gelean space after reporting "feeling the deaths" of hundreds around her, in a truly terribly timed Esper "awakening". Her first experience with such powers defined by soul-shattering loneliness, she's departed for the Cacola Sphere in search of like minds and understanding.

    Actions
    [Dip] Perform Diplomacy with GEN and others - With the threat of the Same made clear and seeing Parliamentary paralysis as a vulnerability, Admiral Elizabeth formally surrenders to the would-be Emperor, offering herself up as an advisor even as she assembles a new network of treaties and foreign agreements that require skilled assistance to navigate, cementing herself as a necessary ally in lending legitimacy to the throne.
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    With Parliament paralyzed, Admiral Elizabeth formally surrenders to Grand Admiral Xavier Bonaparte.

    - Accept Military 10 General ("New" because Xavier Bonaparte is becoming Emperor)
    - Accept 3 Units (Sorcerer Squad Alpha, Sorcerer Squad Bravo, Contrapsions)
    - Agree for GEN to become vassal to GLR (GLE?) under Emperor Bonaparte.


    These are actually not really actions but just putting them here to note that I'm committed to them:
    - Establish Non-aggression Agreement with the Kamisati
    - Establish Mutual Defense with the Lyraens


    [Dip - RESOLUTION!] Inquest Region M9 (Roll 22, TN 12->18!) - Recognizing the threat of The Same and after private communications with the Lyraens and Kamisati are concluded, Admiral Elizabeth expends a significant quantity of diplomatic capital on making contact with whatever beings may be native to the unexplored region between Gelean and Kamisati space, fearing that it may otherwise fall to The Same with no one the wiser. The ships sent contain many skilled individuals including a selection of Espers and news of The Same, in the hopes of forming a pretext for establishing a Protectorate.

    [Econ 5] Increase Quantity of R28 Haethalian Rubies from [Minor] to [Good] - With the formal establishment of Celenian-Gelean relations, money began to flow both ways and large quantities of Haethalian Rubies - believed to be a catalyst for several potential improvements in existing weapons technology - began to flow into Gelean space from the mining investment.

    [Econ] Buyout Mushroom Tea TP 2 in I7 (Roll 17, TN 12) - With civil unrest beginning to take hold on Aurgelmir, supply lines are established with the Kombuch to bring forth thousands of tonnes of Mushroom Tea, to alleviate rationing issues and food shortages. Though there are a few reports of strange illness, hopefully the bread and circuses will quiet the masses for a time.

    [Int 5] Recover a Caller Fragment - With access to GLD systems and better subspace communications, a few elite teams are sent to seek out tools against The Same, no matter how esoteric.

    [Int] Secret - Paths within Paths. A mystery wrapped in an enigma.

    Non-Actions
    - Accept CmC's offer to establish an Embassy with CEL


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    Elizabeth of Rios Arcology, Admiral of the Scavenger Fleet
    Diplomacy: 10
    Military: 4
    Economy: 6
    Philosophy: 1
    Intrigue: 5

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    Xavier Bonaparte, Aeternal Emperor of The Gelean Empire and its Protectorates
    Diplomacy: 1 (+2 inheritance)
    Military: 4 (+1 inheritance)
    Economy: 1 (+1 inheritance)
    Philosophy: 1
    Intrigue: 1 (+1 inheritance)


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    New Ruler Next Round?
    YES

    Military Units 3/8
    - Gelean First Fleet - Three Valkyrie-class Ships Foundation, First Lensman, and Modern Prometheus, along with their support vessels and drones. Destroyed by terror event
    - Gelean Second Fleet - Three Valkyrie-class Ships Princess of Mars, Death of Grass, and Wrinkle in Time, along with their support vessels and drones. Destroyed by ANOTHER terror event

    - An'Null's Hopefuls 1
    - An'Null's Hopefuls 2
    - Killbot Fleet

    Embassies:
    - Kombuch Embassy on Verne


    Technologies
    Temporary Cultural Identity - Empath Agents: 2d8 for Stabilization and resisting Unrest in the Capital
    Permanent Cultural Identities - EMPTY

    Military Specialization- EMPTY

    - Personnel Armament
    - Ranged Weaponry
    - Armor and Shields
    - Engines
    - Warmachines and Live Weaponry
    - Logistics
    - Medicine, Mad Science, and Blessings
    - Reconnaissance and Divination
    - Stealth, Sabotage, and Traps
    - Fortifications, Sappers, and Planetary Siege Weaponry

    Trading posts
    - K9 (Screeching Crystals) TP1
    - L10 (Space Whales) TP1


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    +1 Diplomacy, +1 Economy, +1 Intrigue


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    The Conclave of the Black Sun
    His Excellency, Azric Rey-Vandriss, Viceroy of Amanyk
    His Excellency, Saldizan Rey-Zansharak, Viceroy of Amanyk

    Actions:
    Rolls.
    1: [Diplomacy 10] Diplomatic Unity. Establish Amanyk as a Galactic Power.
    The work of the Conclave under the leadership of Azric Rey-Vandriss had been a great success. The borders of their territory had expanded considerably, many new friends and allies had been made and priceless treasures gathered for the glory of Amanyk. There were even mutterings among many in the Conclave, including the Viceroy, that perhaps it was time to end the Age of the Black Sun and reawaken the Undying Sovereign from her slumber.
    But then nothing. The talk went silent and was ignored.
    Instead the Viceroy announced a series of legal reforms on Amanyk to grant more effective recognition of local autonomy and legal codes before retiring. In the months it took for the Conclave to select his replacement a series of official ceremonies and festivals were held across the territories and protectorates of the Conclave before at last, Saldizan Rey-Zansharak is named four hundred and twelfth Viceroy of the Undying Sovereign.

    2: [Diplomacy 5] Create Embassy with the Kombuch.
    The former Viceroy has been dispatched to the homeworld of the Kombuch to oversee a permanent embassy located there. Many find it odd that so prominent a member of the Conclave is given a position so far from Amanyk, but the now Lord Ambassador Azric makes no comment as he departs as soon as his duties on Amanyk are complete.

    3: [Diplomacy] Send an Inquest into Region G7. Success.
    Both the Boundless Horizon and the Viridian Sunset are dispatched into the only adjacent sector to Amanyk that remains uncharted. It is hoped that this final expedition will be a success so that the Conclave may finally secure its borders on all fronts.

    4: [Military] Raise one unit.
    With the new flood of energy resources available to the industries of Amanyk the forges are fired up and an entirely brand new battlecruiser is built. Though it lacks the sophisticated technologies available in past ages, it is still a formidable vessel and the delay in naming the vessel confuses many until it is made apparent the ship is meant as a gift for a foreign power.

    5: [Intrigue] Secret. That which can be easily seen is not all that there is.


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    Scarves have become so fashionable on Amanyk they are considered required attire at all but the most formal events, even in the Summer.


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    Diplomacy: 10
    Military: 2
    Economy: 4
    Philosophy: 2
    Intrigue: 5

    Age: 108


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    Diplomacy: 5
    Military: 4
    Economy: 4
    Philosophy: 1
    Intrigue: 5

    Age: 177

    Expected stat increases: +1 Diplomacy
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    The Dipanan Collected Nations


    Actions

    1. [Military] Raise a Unit Volunteers are recruited and ships constructed to send to help the Casrule movement in their war effort. The first group of ships sent is 5 "Pot" class warships armed with the Vapor-Misplacement guns the Casrule have continually failed to secure economically. Unsure of what fighting is likely to be like on the ground, volunteers are given full environmental armor.

    2. [Military] Raise a Unit Volunteers are plentiful, with many less wealthy Dipanans eager to meet an alien species in person, and just as many eager to fight for democracy. The second group of ships is a group of the somewhat outdated Shield class cruisers armed solely with railguns.

    3. [Intrigue] Secret Yauloa constructs their first national military space vessel, using a new prototype of their invention. The Aloha is a "sabaton" class vessel boasting almost nonexistent armor, a very small battery of nuclear missiles, and a profile designed for the three key attributes of "speed, speed, and speed". Shortly after the vessel is completed, it is apparently deployed, but nobody seems to know where.

    4. [Diplomacy] Establish Claim to Region N28. Roll 14 Although original negotiations were unsuccessful due in part to a lack of understanding of the Sunbreams' culture and idioms, the collected council approves a motion to send another delegation to seek permission to colonize unpeopled worlds in the space of N27.

    5. [Diplomacy] Inquest region L29. Roll 9 Drawing the ire of much of the council for their frivolous use of resources in wartime, Shabalu funds a national fleet to explore region L29. In the resulting debates, Shabalu points out that their alien contact ships would be of little use in planetary defense anyway.


    Non-Actions
    Give Two Units to the Casrule Movement using DCN's Embassy with the KCW The raid on colonial food shipments by the One High Maxim provided the extra motivation necessary to grant the Casrule movement support above that which had been agreed upon previously, while the Collapse of the Jackstar free union provided extra troops.

    News and Rumors

    Alien Forces attempt raid on Dipanan Food Shipping, Collector Bingula backtracks on "Peaceful Alien Relations" policy goals!
    Following recent news that the One High Maxim has begun targeting vessels shipping food to and from the colonies, Collector Bingula reversed her stance against the militant policies of her predecessor Collector Ngila, stating that while she believes that a lasting peace is possible with the Kryptids, she "will not lie down and roll over while alien forces prey upon the lifeblood of the colonial system," calling upon Dipanans to consider their "obligations to their democracy and their brothers and sisters in the colonies." Following her speech, recruitment for the volunteer Casrule forces jumped 30% within 24 hours.

    Alien Invasion Not Imminent
    According to professor Fadan Mbika at the Shabalu institute of political theory, the raids on Dipanan shipping by Kryptid forces are not indicative of any plans to invade Dipanan space in the near future. Citing the One High Maxim's need for food and the current situation of the Kryptids' protracted civil war, he and other experts agree that while the attack does represent "hostility towards Dipanans, it is not the front wave of an invasion fleet." This public statement comes a day after a mass panic in the Calisan capitol caused the injury of 12 people when a crowd of civilians became convinced that an unidentified flying object (later confirmed to be a cloud) was a Kryptid warship, leading to a stampede.

    Collector Bingula most popular Collector since Ungibwe the Second
    Following the attacks on food shipments in the Dipanan systems, Surveys show that Collector Bingula has an extremely high approval rating among inhabitants of most Katarsa nations, but that her approval was lower in the colonies, where experts suggest people are concerned by the ability of the administration to fend off alien threats. According to Professor Fadan Mbika at the Shabalu Institute of Political Theory, wartime leaders generally benefited from large popularity boosts before the establishment of Poledela and the Collected Council.

    Red Metal Hoops useful for Photovoltaic Power
    Shabalu Jali Fa Kin alleges that the red metal loops of the "Hoop Breach" are in fact powerful lenses that can bend light using gravity, predicting the first solar station operational within the next 2 years.

    Bingula Declines to comment on Dipanan Implication in Sisterhood Data Leaks
    The Collector's office declined to comment on the Sisterhood of Silence's accusations that Dipanan secret agents had been trying to obscure the culprit of the data theft. Past Collector Ngile only gave one blurb before refusing to say any more: "What we did was for the Safety of the Frontier". So far no especially plausible motives for the executive's involvement have been found.

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    Diplomacy 4
    Military 4
    Economy 4
    Philosophy 1
    Intrigue 5

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    The Shields of Katarsa- five Prototype "Shield" class ships equipped with railguns and gravity latch drives
    The Gauntlets of Kalissa- A national army rather than a collected one, the Gauntlets are armed with nuclear warheads and gravity latch drives, and are currently a source of much consternation from the other powers speculating about Kalissa's intentions.
    The Pots of Katarsa- five prototype "Pot" class ships equipped with gravity latch drives, railguns, and Vapor-Misplacement Guns.
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    Region G25
    Commonwealth of Zara
    Leader: Governor Mizusk Iskanem
    Round 6 (217510 - 217512 GD, 6 FC)


    Actions:

    1. [Diplomacy] Host the Gala on Squirrel's behalf

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    • Trade Resident Spies to the Kronin in exchange for Enhanced Microplating, and declare an official non-aggression pact
    • Trade Resident Spies to Celestia Enterprises in exchange for Long-Range Advertising Campaigns
    • Trade Resident Spies to the Duenem in exchange for Galactic Currency Mint

    2. [Diplomacy] Attend the First Council of Aspirant Landing

    3. [Economy] Buyout F26 TP 1 for Fertilized Actuators: 21
    BREAKING NEWS: ZARA LABOR CRISIS AVERTED! Newly-discovered "Fertilized Actuators" can be used in all sorts of critical manufacturing roles, permanently supplanting the unlucky laborer! Quality of living is sure to improve, according to 12 out of 13 noted experts! Rumors of Droccen Guardians being used as labor are treasonous!

    4. [Economy 10] Create a tech: Resident Spies
    As the diplomatic network of the Commonwealth expands, so too does its undercover influence. Resident spies placed in a faraway power can be hard to contact, but with an official base of operations nearby, covert action can be carried out with little risk of "miscommunications."

    Effect: Treat one secret action per turn as if its ZoI was centered on the capital of a Stellar Power you have an Embassy with. The target of the secret action must be Close, Adjacent, or within the Capital region.
    Required: Broadcasting Tech or Spies (Resource), One or More Embassies

    5. [Intrigue] Secret: 5

    Nonactions:
    1. Support the Kronin buyout of Durasteel TP 1


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    • The unfortunate leak of the Guardians' usage as labor results in a mild panic among the lower levels of the bureaucracy and a number of hastily-written, mutually contradictory apologies and excuses sent to the Imperium from various quarters. Most of them are some variation on either "It was always meant to be a temporary, unfortunate necessity," "It was a standard paid contract initiated by the Guardians in question," or the old standby "It never happened, what are you talking about?" Governor Mizusk declines to comment.
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    • Neither the news of a raid on the Sisterhood nor of deadly robots in the Core seems to surprise the Families, but the networks have a field day with all of it. Within a few months of the revelations, a VL called "Savior of Axiom" about fighting evil robots becomes one of the most popular ever made in Zara history.
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    • The recent events in Celestia resulting in Mittens' rise to power have left public relations shaken, but behind the scenes, agents quickly ensure that information and money continue to flow. However, Ziplock remains an enigma - no one is able to contact the AI privately. Prior to the news of the invasion of I19, this is disturbing. Afterwards, it is frightening.
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    Current Stats
    Diplomacy: 4
    Military: 4
    Economy: 10
    Philosophy: 2
    Intrigue: 10

    New Ruler Next Round? No

    Expected Stat Bonuses: Diplomacy +1


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    Military units: 0
    • Zara* SDS 2

    • Zara* SDS


    Resources controlled:
    • E25: Pocket Factories
    • E27: Durasteel
    • F28: Vanadium
    • G25: Entertainment
    • H24: Black Hole Generators
    • I21: Broadcasting Tech x2


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    [Intrigue] Investigate the Sisterhood Data Breach - The Mother Superior is disturbed and upset by the theft of data from Sisterhood monasteries and grows suspicious of just about every Stellar Power whose involvement was indicated by the plethora of information discovered in the wake of the breach. Where once she had believed it was only the Rothuun and Geleans who held such open contempt for the order's goals now many more are revealed, or potentially revealed, as wolves in sheep's clothing. The directive to all monasteries from on high is investigation into this breach. No one is above suspicion, not the Uplift Chorus, not the Melfynians, and certainly not any of the already identified collaborators of the thief such as the Dipanan Collected Nations and Svaatyr Theocracy. While the Mother Superior wishes to trust in the UC who themselves followed the One, and certainly evidence suggested they were the targets of a frame job and coverup rather than the culprits, there was simply too many moving parts to be sure and recent developments had led some within the Sisterhood to suspect the Tezh as new head of the One were overly eager to distance themselves from the Sisterhood. Likewise the Melfynians had been eager to ingratiate themselves with the Sisterhood but the number of slanderous rumors circulating about their true ends made trust difficult. A thorough internal investigation was clearly warranted and would be conducted to the fullest extent of Sisterhood capabilities.

    [Intrigue] Investigate Woe - Once more a mysterious three armed stranger had made a showing at a gathering of Axiom's Stellar Powers and once more warnings had been spoken in cryptic rhyme. With the Duenem and Houser's permission the Sisterhood launches an investigation into the origin and purpose of this new figure. If Woe was connected to the Jester, as many postulated, it was likely she came from the same mysterious location as the Jester which the SoS believed to be the Beyond. The active involvement of figures possessing advanced Caller technology seemingly acting on the behalf of a patron who acted as their access point to this power was disturbing on many levels. While there was a great deal of other matters which demanded Sisterhood attention they were committed to providing Axiom's powers with whatever information they could uncover about these mysterious figures who kept popping up at the most inconvenient times.

    [Intrigue] Investigate the validity of Syndrome Claims - With the Syndrome reaching out to befriend the Sisterhood and their reputation tarnished by association with the Rothuun the Order seeks to gain a greater understanding of the secretive and manipulative Syndrome to gauge who they were dealing with. An inquiry is launched into their recent spate of unverified claims, notably in regards to galactic sector T18. While political dirt wasn't the Sisterhood's primary venue for concern it was important to know who one was doing business with and the full extent of their methodology. Whether the claims were legitimate or illegitimate would be unlikely to effect the Sisterhood's view of the Syndrome, though this may not be true for other Stellar Powers, but it would give the Sisterhood a clearer view of their would be partners.

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    [Economy] Buyout Bespéartha (C11) Androids TP 2 for MFM - The promise of a favor from the Mier Formica for Courier aid in securing a supply of electronics draws Couriers into action from their relay outside Meritocracy space. The demands of a growing empire were growing heavy on the three sets of shoulders sported by the Formica and the Couriers were happy to oblige such an expansive power with the understanding a portion of their growing wealth brought in by their gargantuan size would in time be directed back into Courier pockets for their integral aid in this endeavor. (TP 2 to be given to MFM upon purchase in exchange for a Favor owed)

    [Economy] Offer to buyout Bespéartha (C11) Androids TP 3 for HMY - The Harmony were growing desperate for skilled beings to Harmonize with and as allies to the Couriers their plight was considered worthwhile trying to resolve. Representatives of the Harmony are contacted with offers of access to the Meritocracy's droids to fulfill their desired resource. (Request: Allow the CmC to Buyout Bespéartha (C11) Androids TP 3 for HMY. Reward: HMY gains C11 TP 3 resolving Required Resource, +1 Favor owed to CmC. Expiration Date: Round 6)

    [Diplomacy] Mediate Relations between CEL and GLR - At the request of their ally the Eye of the Horizon the Couriers dispatch their senior most ambassadors across Axiom to the Gelean Empire and Celenian Republic. With the permission of the two stellar powers formal networks for diplomatic communication are set up between them at Courier expense to be recouped by Eye of the Horizon repayment. This mass expenditure of resources and absence of individuals from their regular Courier duties would be a burden but the Eye were expected to prove their reliability in repaying the debt in a timely manner. (EHZ spends 1 Rep and takes on 2 Favors as debt to activate CmC Mediate Relations special action establishing an Embassy between CEL and GLR. EHZ must take a non-action recognizing this expenditure, GLR & CEL must each take non-actions allowing the CmC to establish an Embassy between them.)

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    The massive secret fleet sent to the Kryptids could turn the tide for the One High Maxim just when so many thought the Casrule were practically assured victory. The Eradicators sent to fight in this massive civil war are considered chosen by An'null as their combat and death are expected to serve the great purpose in a way no Eradicator yet has in the modern age.

    [Military] Send Eradicator Fleet to join the Rothuun - The minotaurs had given the Eradicators access to one side of the Core while the Geleans had given them access to the other. While the Rothuun were still proving themselves worthy allies the Eradicators were eager to offer the minotaurs their requested reinforcements in spite of the newness of their relationship. Commodore Voight personally oversees the training and assignment of Eradicator fleets at Nephret Hotel eager to join the Urthuun in her planned assault. (2 Units sent to RMT for 1 Favor owed. Units last until the end of Round 8.)

    [Military] Recon L12 with 5 Units - The Core has remained shrouded by the Sisterhood's mysticism and secrets for too long! Now is the Age of the End and the Eradicators shall be its heralds! From their new base in the Aurora System the Eradicator mass their ships not out on loan to their many customers throughout the cosmos and launch a reconnaissance mission into the Core promising to share their findings with the entirety of the galaxy, unlike the Sisters. They were assured not to fail and should the Core actually have some form of danger it would be quickly dispatched by the deadly pirate fleet massing at the border.

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    The Kron

    King-General Krazkul
    Diplomacy: 5
    Military: 10
    Economy: 7
    Philosophy: 2
    Intrigue: 4

    News and Rumors:
    - The core is now subject to discussion and concern among the Kronin. They take action beginning a new age of technological advancement in the hopes of strengthening their ranks for the impending doom.
    - After the invasion of the Durasteel mines King-General Krazkul sent out a team on a diplomatic mission to form some agreement and return the mines to Kronin control.
    - With their newly developed tech the Kronin begin using their knowledge to trade with other stellar powers in hopes of improving their deadly efficiency.
    - The kronin having received training on how to train and use beasts for war, have set their sights on the planet controlled by the violent Caguns and more importantly, their frogs.

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    [The Law of Flame's Mercy]
    When attacking a region with a WAR action for the first time in five rounds, with a successful tactical roll, the Konin have a -2 to their Combat Loss roll.
    [Enhanced Microplating] (Armor and Shields)
    Effect: +1 to Battle Rolls
    Requires: Hard Metal

    [Resident Spies]

    [War Beasts]
    +1 to battle rolls
    Requires: Fauna

    [Galactic Currency Mint] : .
    Provides +1 to a buyout
    Requires: Precious mineral + Any resource


    Actions
    1 Dip: Stabilize D28 12
    2 Dip 5: create an embassy with NDA
    3 Econ: buyout TP 1 E27 13
    4 Dip: Attend Gala event
    -Trade Enhanced Armorplating to CWZ for Resident Spies
    -Trade Enhanced Armorplating to MYA
    -Trade Enhanced Armorplating to DNM for Galactic Currency Mint
    5 Econ: Buyout TP 2 F22 Operatic FROGS! 8
    Non-Actions:
    Resist buyouts and conversions.

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    Units: 7/7
    Embassies: NDA
    Land owned: 3

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    The Eternal Assembly of Alysia
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    Round 6 Actions
    [Diplomacy]Press claim on region J26 (2,2)
    [Diplomacy]Press claim on region L24. 12 (1,2)
    [Diplomacy]Stabilise Region L22 11 (TN 13)
    [Diplomacy]Increase CmC rep from 1 to 2 16 TN 12
    [Economy]Ask the locals of L22 to use the Crystal Mines as another source of [Energy Crystals], increasing the region’s TPs to Good with EAA in control of TP2.
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    +2 Diplomacy

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    Diplomacy 8
    Military 5
    Economy 10
    Philosophy 1
    Intrigue 3
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    Diplomacy 2
    Military 1
    Economy 9
    Philosophy 1
    Intrigue 2


    Actions:

    Economy: Hire one JFU unit roll 19

    Economy: Buyout R10 Tp 1 Space horses roll 18

    Military Hire a unit of excitable Grymlans: Code name, Starlight Brigade

    Military Hire a unit of Knights errant: Code name, Wandering arms

    Military: Hire a units of Space Horsemen: Code name, Space Knights

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    Support Church of Rust conversions

    News and Rumors


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    Member of the Uplift Chorus
    Chairman Patricia Tats
    Diplomacy 8
    Military 2
    Economy 4
    Philosophy 2
    Intrigue 2

    Actions
    1. [Diplomacy] Inquest S5 TN: 12 Roll: 10 - Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starships SPR.
    2. [Diplomacy] Inquest T4 TN: 12 Roll: 12 - Their two year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations.
    3. [Diplomacy] Inquest U5 TN: 12 Roll: 15 - To boldly go where no one has gone before!
    4. [Diplomacy] Increase Rep with CmC from 0 to 1 TN: 10 Roll: 15 - With one of the Cosmic Courier Relays under SPR dominion it is deemed important to develop and grow relations with this mercantile entity. Gifts of material and promises of cooperation prove enticing to the Cosmic stewards of travel and the SPR gains a greater understanding of these scions of the Callers.
    5. [Philosophy] Convert Rillian Shoals (R6) with Tezh Philosophy TN: 12 Roll: 22 - A renowned Tezh philosopher and public speaker is brought to the SPR to lead a philosophical push into the Rillian Shoals. The Vilari had agreed to tolerate and encourage the One's message in the region under the agreement of the SPR to promote Sodality governance there. With the region now brought under the peaceful auspices of the Sodality the SPR seeks to fulfill its end of the bargain promoting the ideals of unity among the formless populace of Fluiform Curators. The stewards of whatever long lost race once inhabited their sphere prove quite intrigued by the philosophy of the One and quickly integrate the ideals and thoughts encouraged by the One into their daily lives.


    Non Actions
    • Release Secret UC/SoS Meeting Minutes regarding the Core as a method of exoneration for the UC (why would they steal what they received directly from the Sisterhood) and to ameliorate whatever advantages the real thieves think they have acquired.

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    Randoman (NPC)08/14/2019
    In a quiet interior chamber of Morning Bloom monastery, the new Morning Bloom monastery, Abbess Renice waited for the invited representatives of SPR, Tezh, the Rocthurhi, and the Drocc to arrive. Renice was a Gray similar in appearance to Gertrude who had attended the Simulacrum and for those unfamiliar with the distinguishing characteristics of their race no doubt nearly identical except for the slightly more embellished vestments of her habit marking her as Abbess of a monastery. She stood at the head of an oval table inset with display screens in front of the available chairs. The walls of the room were a cool steel with little in the way of embellishment, a sharp contrast to the bright halls the arriving representatives would travel through on their way to the chamber which sported murals, One symbology, and all manner of artistic expression that was invited and fostered by the Sisters during their free hours. There certainly were many more free hours at Morning Bloom now that it no longer stood vigil by the Core.

    The guests entered all together, having been kept comfortable in a waiting area nearer the exterior until they had each arrived and been escorted to meet with the Abbess. Her large completely black eyes passed over their faces with a cool appraisal as they took their positions within the room. Once everyone had arrived and the guest’s escorts had exited the chamber and closed the door behind them Renice began to speak.
    “Thank you for coming. I know for many of you this is not the first time we have met. I wish to thank each of your governments again for the aid they have been to the Sisterhood and this monastery specifically. Without you I do not doubt we would have ended up as our sisters from Ascendant Aurora did, destroyed by fearful ignorance and paranoia. You have been patient and trusting with the Sisterhood and this should be rewarded with trust in return.”

    “We know the galaxy’s many new ascendant powers wish to divine what lays within the Core despite our warnings that it holds nothing but suffering and pain and the ample availability of less contentious space to be explored and claimed but the Sisterhood has not divulged more. Perhaps this close lippedness is to our own detriment but we have never sought to deceive or cruelly manipulate our fellow galactic denizens. We believe in the unifying Oneness that the Tezh have taken up to lead in this new galactic age and have ourselves abided by its tenets for over ten millennia.”

    Renice paused the three fingers of each of her hands interlacing as she sought her next words carefully.
    “You each know the teachings of the One and this is no great surprise for in the last great unified age of Axiom its tenets were spoken of and spread far and wide. This was before the Sisterhood, before many of your nations even existed much less in the form they do now. The message of belonging and common cause was near universal reaching many disparate and unique lifeforms. However, this reach meant there were those within the galaxy who twisted the peaceful intent in their minds and came to conclusions both jarring and frightening.”

    “A movement began within the One to promote not merely Oneness, but Sameness. A great artificial mind was created to guide this project, an AI to rival the ancient Caller AIs made by more modern hands. Once activated this mind deduced that for all to be equal as one and the same it must rule the galaxy and to that end began to produce weapons and warriors that were extensions of itself. The galaxy faced an armada of replicating repairing machines and in this crucible the Matriarch of what would become the Sisterhood of Silence arose leading a mighty crusade against this terrible mind and managing through her eternal sacrifice to lock away this monstrosity within the Core. Still these drones and weapons are produced with intent for total conquest but they are divided amongst each other and corralled by our order’s vigil.”
    “At least, they were before Guardian sought to fulfill its creators directives through the dissemination of GLD and maturation of our modern Axiom. Now we fear what may escape from the borders of the Core with Geleans and Rothuun tearing holes in our vigil. We have tried to fight these broken remnants in centuries long past, to permanently end what our founder had long delayed but defeating a portion only strengthens the whole. We have accepted containment is the most viable option for enduring peace and safety of the galaxy but it is clear to us others do not accept our advice as unbiased or well meaning. We hope as allies within the One’s embrace you shall receive our warnings with the gravity they deserve.”
    "Of course, this information is shared with discretion understood. We cannot imagine the destruction that might be wrought by a stellar power foolhardy enough to believe they could control these weapons for their own ends, especially if the Same were clever enough to deceive them. There is no control of this self-replicating war machine only containment or destruction and destruction has remained non-viable for over a millennia. Perhaps in time we may come together with the means to destroy this threat but for now we seek only the means to maintain the containment we have enacted and enforced for the duration of our order."

    Gengy (OMS)08/14/2019
    (Questions may be asked, but responses will be limited and come to you all as time allows.)

    KriegTiger (TZH 💠)08/14/2019
    Talotius listens quietly, the various motes within the Aether stone pulsing during Renice's presentation. After she finishes the pulsing turns into a rippling back and forth between all the motes as each takes prominence for a period, eventually they all settle into a smooth glow again and the Speaker for the Consensus responds.

    "We thank you for sharing this information Abbess, it does much to address questions that were formed during the Simulacrum but were not answered. Unfortunately it also raises many others:

    The blue mote glows more prominently for a few moments "You mention that it was 'a great artificial mind', ' an AI to rival the ancient Caller AI's made by more modern hands' - can you elaborate, please: Were the creators of this project direct Caller descendants or a different Elevated Sibling?"

    Yellow fluoresces next "What is the status of this entity now? A biological example would be a collection of social creatures that go 'wild' and lose their social order when a leader or organizer is removed, but this is a highly unusual situation for a distributed construct like an AI to experience."

    Red then flares intensely "It seems odd that in a situation where engagements only strengthen your opponent, that said opponent has not pressed this advantage to complete a task that was apparently a top priority. With full respect to the efforts and sacrifices of the Sisters, We struggle to understand how the Vigil has succeeded at all in this situation."

    Randoman (NPC)08/14/2019
    Renice nodded at the Consensus Speaker’s questions before answering.

    “We do not know who created it, only that it was created in the name of Oneness but quickly overwhelmed its creators to carry out the purpose prescribed to it in the fashion it saw fit to do so. It is unlikely the creators were themselves Callers or descendants of the ancient progenitors but whether or not they were inspired or guided by Caller technology is impossible to say. As to your other questions, I believe they are answered entirely with a greater explanation of our Matriarch’s sacrifice and undoing of the threat posed to the entire galaxy.”

    “Our most hallowed records do not describe the details in full by which it was done but we know the Matriarch’s sacrifice split the mind of this all consuming AI. Its goals of conquest and assimilation were replicated many times over with slight variations to ensure no resolution could be found between them. The ‘leader’ as you say still exists, it is both leader and soldiers alike in its unique configuration, but exists no longer as a single unified force but many competing forces each aspiring towards the same goal accomplished independently. The many ‘versions’ created by our Matriarch’s sacrifice are as willing to fight each other as they are to test our vigil’s strength and we have long managed to stand strong enough that they are pushed back into the pit of conflict amongst themselves than to test our defenses and risk being undermined and consumed by one of their competitors. That is unfortunately no longer the case and should one of these versions come to independent supremacy against its replicated siblings it shall no longer have this sphere of dominance to consider and shall no doubt return to its original goal of enforced Sameness for all of Axiom.”

    KriegTiger (TZH 💠)08/14/2019
    (OOC: refraining from further questions that may come from the answer to this until others have the chance to chime in as well)

    The purple mote twinkles independently for a brief period before Talotius speaks up again "Do you know how many 'versions' the AI has been split into? When you say 'unfortunately no longer the case' are you referring to recent antagonism by Our many Elevated Siblings or do you have intelligence about the interior of the Core that indicates one of the versions is starting to obtain the upper hand?"

    Randoman (NPC)08/14/2019
    "Enough to fill the Core. We historically have interacted primarily with those near the edge which touch our vigil but there are more deeper within. At least twenty are known to us but we have no definitive knowledge of the total number of versions."

    "I mean the absence of two of our bases from their place around the Core. Already the Geleans have faced what can only be an excursion by one of the versions outside the Core to gather previously unattainable resources to use to their advantage over their 'siblings' and with that they may find themselves propelled forward with momentum enough to overtake their compatriots. Prior to Guardian's Maturation the versions and our order existed in a stable stasis locked in place. With the destruction of Ascendant Aurora and evacuation of Morning Bloom this balance is upset and we cannot know what this will mean going forward."

    QB (SPR)08/15/2019
    "Why the secrecy?" Chairman Tats spoke up after a few moments of quiet contemplation, "Why not tell everyone what was happening in the Core?"

    Randoman (NPC)08/15/2019
    "It was never our intention to keep these secrets forever. It has been a scant decade since Guardian maturated the many denizens of Axiom and in that time we have learned who can and who cannot be trusted. We speak to four of you now who have proven yourselves trustworthy, entrusting you to treat this information with the caution it merits. Perhaps we were mistaken to keep this hidden as our secrecy has condemned our order in the eyes of the Geleans and Rothuun regardless but our quorums leading up to the dispatching of Gertrude to the Simulacrum concluded the danger in advertising what might foolishly be perceived as a prize to be won rather than a foe to be contained and perhaps eventually destroyed outweighed the danger of keeping this matter unknown to the newly maturated species."

    Renice unlaced her fingers and laid them on the table hunched in a tired almost defeated posture.

    "There were also fears that knowledge of the Same's association with the One would only damage the ideology we all here share in the eyes of the uninitiated. We may all recognize what the Same seeks is anathema to our beliefs but we could not, and even still cannot, know that others would be so understanding. We are not omnipotent, we needed time to make our measures of Guardian's chosen subjects for maturation. I cannot promise everything we have done was for the best but I can say with certainty we sought to do what we believed was best at the time."
    "The Maturation is an event unprecedented in all of our recorded histories. Galactic Empires have risen before, even multiples congruent with one another, but always slowly along more predictable vectors that allowed for a proper introduction of our vigil only when necessary and the calibration of shared knowledge to accommodate the circumstances. We did not know who could be trusted with what knowledge at the Simulacrum and shared as much as we felt we safely could. Clearly this was not enough and now we share more with those who have shown allegiance with our own goals of protection and promotion of life."

    KriegTiger (TZH 💠)08/15/2019
    Talotius is silent for a long stretch of moments, the motes within the Aether stone rippling back and forth rapidly with light.

    "While we strongly disagree with some of the actions taken across the stretch of time that since the threat was initially born, what is done is done and We are not here to cast reproach. It will undoubtedly be true that others among the Elevated Siblings will use the Same's existence to cast One ideology as dangerous, but the ones to do that are going to be those that already harbor such aggression for anything not of their own making. It is more likely that the effort at secrecy will be perceived as a wish to avoid culpability for the presence of the Same, and that the efforts made by the Mute Matriarch were the actions of a creator throwing their out of control work into disarray. Regardless, We think many among the newly maturated will be able to either understand the possibility or directly relate to such a creation, risk, and event taking place."

    The Aether Stone's light is soft as They pause, all the motes pulsing as one slowly before Talotius' choral voice asks the implied question "Is that a correct interpretation: that the Sisterhood as they existed 10,000 cycles ago are the creators of 'an AI to rival the ancient Caller AIs made by more modern hands'?"
    "There may be scorn for trying to hide it, but being the one to reveal such information about yourself rather than having the light cast on it by another is nearly always the preferable eventuality. While it may not endear Our Elevated Siblings to One ideology, the honesty may very well win you allies in maintaining the vigil or perhaps even mounting overwhelming forces to storm the core and apply a permanent solution - whether that means obliterating AI physicality or repeating and surpassing the Matriarch's actions by reprogramming enough of the AI factions to turn the tide entirely."

    "We will honor the Sisterhood's request for secrecy, but with this many disparate groups turning their eyes coreward we do not believe the secret will last long. We advise that Sisterhood prepare for the backlash and release this information to all. No matter what may come, We wish to preserve the life of all Siblings in Axiom and will do Our utmost on their behalf."

    Randoman (NPC)08/15/2019
    Renice shook her head slowly and her thin lipless mouth grew taught with a worried expression.

    "I do not know who created the Same, only that they followed the One. The Sisterhood did not exist until the Matriarch rallied together those who would fight against the Same's encroaching upon galactic takeover and it has existed in her memory ever since. Perhaps the Mother Superior knows more but she remains embedded deep within our most holy and well protected sanctuary acting to direct and guide as well as weather the worst of the Core's dangers so that others need not."

    "If you all wish to share this information it is yours as much as it is ours now to share. I do not believe it is wise to tell the greedy and foolish of what lies within and encourage you to keep this secret yourselves as we intend to but we cannot compel any of you in action and if the wise Consensus Leader finds themselves in disagreement with our quorum they may choose their own path and reveal all they have now learned."

    Gengy (OMS)08/17/2019
    (any further questions, folks?)

    KriegTiger (TZH 💠)08/19/2019
    (yes, one but as mentioned i did not want to hog it all)

    Pepper08/19/2019
    I don't really have any questions atm so feel free Krieg!

    Gengy (OMS)Last Tuesday at 11:31 AM
    (Notification: further inquiries for this spent Favor will end when this round ends)

    KriegTiger (TZH 💠)Last Tuesday at 2:35 PM
    Talotius considers quietly for a few moments "What would be the means by which to communicate directly with the Mother Superior for future dialogue? We very much appreciate the information provided today, Abbess, but as you point out certain details are still only known by other figures and We would be wise to avail ourselves of any potentially helpful knowledge before we come to what appears to be an inevitable conflict with the Same"

    Randoman (NPC)Last Wednesday at 10:01 AM
    "It would be a rare honor indeed to be granted an audience with the Mother Superior. I have only spoken with her twice in my decades long service to the Sisterhood and only once in person. I have been authorized to share knowledge preserved for our highest echelons of Abbesses and so I have done so. If you wish to speak with the Mother Superior and seek what secrets she herself keeps hidden even from her most devout followers it will be incumbent upon yourselves to prove worthy of that knowledge and capable of handling it with appropriate care."

    "We do not believe conflict is strictly necessary. If we have the aid to restore containment this method has prevailed for ten thousand years. The early flailings of so many young powers taking their first steps beyond their home systems has caused us much duress but we do not believe our cause is a lost one."


    Rocthurhi Embassy


    Lyraen Embassy
    • Petition Lyrae for an audience concerning the state of living conditions for the prisoners of Lyrae III.


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    • The SPR formally denies allegations made against themselves and their fellows in the Uplift Chorus regarding the data breach regarding the Core. To accentuate this fact the minutes from a private meeting between the SPR, Tezh, Rocthurhi, the Droccen and the Sisterhood of Silence are released which include details about the Core. Why would the members of the Chorus be involved in some scheme to steal data the Sisterhood voluntarily gave them? It was a ridiculous affront and it is hoped the Sisterhood will discover and reveal the truth through their investigation.
    • A hostile power to the north was certainly something to be concerned with on top of suspected Eradicator activity in the area. Nevertheless diplomatic missions to scout this area are approved by the Central Committee as the SPR lacked the investigative fortitude of other stellar powers.
    • Jerry Gates, protege of the departed Chairman Vaou has risen quickly in his political career becoming the Chairman of Borealis' MAC and holding positions of senior leadership in Red Fleet/Central Committee advisory boards. Many suspect the rising star will make a challenge for the Chairman of the Central Committee despite Patricia Tats' short tenure. The opportunist Tats is said to be preparing to meet this challenge with political appointments intended to favor herself and further weaken Red Fleet influence in domestic politics.


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    Region # Resource Minor Good Great Learning Center Assembly
    Terron Home Sector S7 Matter Manipulators SPR Open XXX The One -
    Borealis S9 Boreal Metal Open Open ETH The One -
    Crystal's Edge T6 Crystal Skulls CmC RTH XXX The One -
    Huvile & Truffoplis T8 Thneedz Open Open Open The One The One

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    2/8 Cap
    1. Archangel Squadrons One through Three
    2. Sneetch & GieselTM Weapon Platforms


    Tactical Doctine
    Mass Wave Tactics (Size Losses become 1d3)

    Military Technology


    Generals


    Cultural Identity
    • 2d8 on Conversions (Ideology 10 LC Bonus)
    • Verification Required - 2d8 on Resist Conversions (Shared from RTH)


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    The whole world is held aloft by a dragon.

    That dragon? Held aloft by a bigger dragon.

    It's dragons all the way up
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    UNIFIED PUBLIC TRUST
    Region D6, E5, E7, F6
    Round 6
    Director of InfoSec Yem T’yse
    Diplomacy: 8
    Military: 1
    Economy: 2
    Philosophy: 3
    Intrigue: 5

    1 [DIPLOMACY] Establish Claim on D8 Success

    The assault by an unknown power which decimated the Sheerest Reverie Sleeper defenses demands a response. UPT seeks to offer military and political aid and integration between the two Pantheons taking advantage of this newfound threat to bury any remaining animosity lingering from Director Zal M'ell's attempts at subterfuge. While UPT could spend the time and resources researching who exactly was behind the attack or trying to equip the Sleepers with sufficient means to hold them off again it was deemed more expedient to bring them under UPT federated protection. The Sleepers are offered a unique arrangement within UPT political structure as the Symbraum did not wish to try and subjugate such powerful minds as they had the Catarin or the sea folk of Atilon. The Sleepers are to be recognized as a semi-independent entity with three votes equivalent to Divisional Head authority to allocate in a manner appropriate to Sleeper culture. This would give the Sleepers nearly one third control of the Division Head Commission, the highest authority in in UPT who appointed lower Commission Directors to the role of cosmic representative. Furthermore the internal governance of the Sheerest Reverie system would be retained by the Sleepers with only minor concessions on matters of defense being the responsibility of UPT and the reservation of a cache of their Black Sapphires for study by the Symbraum.

    2 [DIPLOMACY] Subjugate the Great Serpent of Melfynus +1 Project (3/5)

    The Symbraum have recently been contacted by the Kombuch regarding cooperation on resolving the Serpent Problem on the Melfynian homeworld. The two psychic symbiosis-based species had exchanged limited data in the past recorded from their observations of interactions with host species which had prompted a curiosity regarding a mutually hosting organism. With the notion of a multi-Symbraum bonding having been decisively disproven by Symbraum research this new alternative of Kombuch/Symbraum/Serpent bonding offers a fresh chance to lend multiple cooperating minds towards the single task of bringing the Serpent under more civilized control. UPT research suggests the Serpent was not an intelligent creature but it was more advanced than many sea creatures in its comprehension of its surroundings and abilities. If this spark of intellect could be shepherded and trained by more disciplined minds it could not only be rendered harmless to the Melfynian people it could in fact prove to be an asset. The Symbraum present on the Melfynian homeworld begin preparations to bond one of their own, a Transcendence Division mystic of great renown Jev I'tet, with the Melfynian Serpent while the Kombuch are invited to implant a colony alongside to help both of their bonding attempts with the massive creature.

    3 [DIPLOMACY] Stabilize Atilon (D6) Success

    The underwater denizens of Atilon, as the planet is found to be named, are placated with reassurances that UPT intended to uplift and enlighten them in this new age of Gravity Latch Drives and heightened stellar activity by alien species. The fact that the Symbraum were a naturally aquatic species and were slowly colonizing the world's frozen oceans and bonding with natives is ignored. When prominent Atilo politicians and influencers begin to espouse UPT propaganda it is heralded as acceptance of the truth and those that question this or accuse the Symbraum of infiltrating the culture and implanting their thoughts into the minds of locals either disappear or find their minds suddenly change after a visit by a representative from Foreign Relations Division.

    4 [DIPLOMACY 5] Establish CI: Unseen Infiltrators (2d8 when rolling Secret Actions)

    The Symbraum were already well familiar with the arts of subterfuge, infiltration, and information manipulation and dissemination so while it had taken some years to adjust these lessons to the new cosmic scale presented rather than manipulating less advanced species it was no great surprise UPT had been observing and learning the rules of the new interstellar game of cloak and dagger. Doubtless most if not all of UPT's fellow stellar powers looked upon them with distrust if not outright disdain and their actions building towards excellence in espionage would not endear them but with nothing to lose UPT leadership was determined to take full advantage of their race's capabilities and strengths. If a stellar power found UPT untrustworthy in the wake of new protocols designed to enhance formal acts of infiltration and espionage being instituted there was no great amount of trust to be lost while there was much to gain from excelling in what many suspected they were already masters of.

    5 [DIPLOMACY] Press Claim on E3 Great Success 1/1

    A cabal of rebellious youths has been organized to overthrow the Demon Peter's tyranny in sector E3. A formal declaration of war would be too risky but UPT doesn't shy away from sending food, medicine, and "other supplies" which just so happened to disassemble and reassemble as weapons with proper knowledge to this rebel group in the hopes of overthrowing the Demon who captured and enslaved them. The presence of a real organized force pushing back against Peter and the broadcasting of the AI's location in the system draws additional attention from locals who had experienced the loss of a child or loved one to the machinations of the synthetic monster growing the movement. The UPT do not shy away from taking credit for these actions against this Demon, confident the pressure exerted by the rebels will prevent retaliation into current UPT space.

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    NON-ACTIONS
    • Endorse conversion of D6 from Open to Kamasati
    • Endorse conversion of E5 from Open to Kamasati
    • Endorse conversion of F6 from Open to Kamasati


    [2/8 UNITS]
    Emergency Defense Force One
    Alien Mummy Drones

    [GENERALS]

    [RUMORS]
    • Averted war
    • Curiosity about the Caller Network Key. Light Additive monitoring could give an eye into the universe. Keeping an eye on Iteus research.
    • Core news
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    The Federated Churches of Origin's End
    God-Speaker Androgynous-Foreigner Allchurch Spire-Scar-Heights
    Round 6 - Galactic Dates 217510.0.0.81 - 217512.0.0.80


    Actions:
    1. [Philosophy] Probe S13 [Rolled: 22!]
      First of the Tenets of the Most Curious, New Icebright Exalted Edition: "Seek always the greater than what ye have found, and ye shall be rewarded."

    2. [Philosophy] Probe R14 [Rolled: 19]
      Second of the Tenets of the Most Curious, New Icebright Exalted Edition: "Learn always the more of what ye have known, and ye shall be understood."

    3. [Philosophy] Probe R16 [Rolled: 16]
      Third of the Tenets of the Most Curious, New Icebright Exalted Edition: "Grow always the bounds of thy experience, and ye shall be made higher."

    4. [Philosophy] Convert U19 LC from Open to Church of Rust [Rolled: 15]
      It is important to keep one's friends close, and to encourage friendship when possible, and piety too. This, the Godspeaker explains, is much of the goal of the noble souls who set out towards Duenem space.

    5. [Intrigue] Secret Action
      The actions of the Revered Ones reverberate beyond the Churches, and the Godspeaker aids them as she can. However she can, for those most newly found or most venerable.



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    • The word of Rhigas Don resonates throughout the Churches, and theology grows only more fierce
    • A divide amongst the the learned: The Students of the First Learned One, more commonly known as the SecondLearnt, has schismed recently, with the revelations of Rhigas Don. Some amongst them, decried as 'Archaeologians' by their opponents, see the god as affirming that the wonder and splendors of Creation and Divinity are to be found by exploring and uncovering the remnants of past civilizations. Others, oft-labeled with the moniker 'Contrivanist', believe that the Revered One's messages are meant to push the Rass to build off of the wisdom of the past by striving to understand through testing and experimentation the principles learned and practiced by those civilizations long lost to time.
    • NewCreation Speakers rail and rant about the unfortunate but unavoidable side effects of the Churches' recovery of ancient relics from the seafloor. It seems their beliefs extend even to those organisms infesting the sacred vessels, and they demand an immediate halt on all salvaging operations. This is considered and dismissed by the Convocation, as it is each time the NewCreationists bring it up. If the Reefs could survive the Event, they can survive some precision dredging, after all.
    • News of the Same shakes many to their core. The ancients, it seems, created their own God indeed, a Great and Terrible One whose apocalyptic intent had to be staved off by sacrifice to divide the entity against itself. Churches and individuals alike often find themselves divided on the issue; many find a newfound respect for the Sisterhood, as their duty is a sacred and holy one indeed, even if they fail to understand the true nature of Divinity. Others see this as evidence against The One's construction of the Divine, and indeed attempt to use such as reasoning for why those nations following The One are dangerous, both for the fact that it was from that faith that this calamity spawned, and the fact that this information was concealed. A few even start to claim that The Same are the strongest Gods of all, and that to deny them the right to make the entirety of the universe Divine through the defiance of their Will is impious. Fortunately, most of those who espouse these beliefs come to their senses relatively quickly; it has been a trying and exhilarating time, but discourse on the nature of faith, as always, sets us more closely upon a righteous path.
    • Finally, the sectors surrounding Mrosan space can be explored! A trio of ships are pulled from the depths, poorly structured if they were intended to contain organic life, but with relatively intact autonomous systems. Ordained Intelligences born in the stars have their blessings sought and their counsel considered during the process of repairing the ships, and a skeleton crew of Rass and and OI to maintain the vessels selected. They will be the first Ordained Vessels, controlled primarily by divine will, with Rass acting first and foremost as servants. Other vessels have borne gods upon them, of course, even gods whose forms occupied that of the vessels themselves, but their influence was limited to counsel, blessing, and miracles as negotiated by the crew and god together. It is a bold new step into an era never before possible; already Rhigas Don's instructions have had their merit proven beyond doubt.
    • Discourses Upon The Nature of Chance: The Creation of Luck and You, an anthology of debates and arguments between two prominent scholars Masculine-Summerstorm and Androgynous-Truefaith about gambling, has become quite popular among certain circles in Mrosa. This has, among other things, persuaded a sect of the rapidly growing CalledUpon church to petition for a mission to be sent to observe and learn from the most prominent places of such in the known Galaxy. It doesn't take long for certain members of other congregations to request the same upon hearing of the potential; soon enough, a ship, refurbished explicitly to enable it's members to become accustomed to the customs of the culture they will soon be immersed in mid-travel. The Role of Paradise, derisively called the "Roll A Pair Of Dice" by critics, launches in record time for a project of the size and cost involved, thanks in large part due to the often personal oversight of Convocation members who attended to every detail of it's development, from amenities to accomodations.



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    Regions: S15

    Units: 1/5
    • Fleet Vigilance
    • Fleet Cavalcade of Justice
    • Fleet Patience Rewarded

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    Current Stats
    Diplomacy 5
    Military 3
    Economy 2
    Philosophy 10
    Intrigue 5

    New Ruler Next Round?
    Yes!
    Rolls: Here

    Expected Stat Bonuses:
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    The Church of Iteus, Round Six
    Pontiff Altea

    Actions
    1. [Intrigue] (Great Project: Study Light Additives: 1/5)
    2. [Intrigue] (Great Project: Study Light Additives: 2/5)
    3. [Intrigue] (Great Project: Study Light Additives: 3/5)
    4. [Intrigue] (Great Project: Study Light Additives: 4/5)
    5. [Intrigue] (Secret) The final stages seem to be kept under much stricter security, if progress is even made at all...


    Nonactions
    • Resist the buyout of Q23 TP2 (Roll: 13)


    News and Rumors
    • The revelation of the Same and the ensuing diplomatic rush are met publicly with silence by the Church. Privately, it has been decided that the current course is the most useful to the Church’s continual survival.
    • The events of the Gala, however, seem to be ignored entirely. (Not by moos, just by Church leadership)
    • The Church seems especially intent on keeping the Syndrome geneticists’ eyes off of the knowledge parasites, a curious development considering the pair’s cordial relations. Some conspiracy-minded individuals might take this as a sign that the Church is hiding something very grave.


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    Nephret Pact:
    -Defensive pact between RMT, ITS, and SYN
    -RMT and SYN support conversions by ITS
    -RMT, ITS, and SYN support buyouts of unowned tps by fellow signatories
    -RMT will change state philosophy to Church of Iteus (FULFILLED)
    -Once possible, ITS will vassalize to RMT (UNFULFILLED)

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    Diplomacy 2 -
    Military 4 -
    Economy 5 -
    Philosophy 8 -
    Intrigue 8 +2
    Military unit count: 5
    Generals:
    • None

    Items:
    • Caller Fragment Strict Obedience; Effect: Once/round +1 Tactical Maneuvering

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    Region Name Region Number Resource Philosophy Center Status
    Itean System Q23 Knowledge Parasites Church of Iteus Capital

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    Specialties
    Type Name Effect(s) Permanent?
    n/a n/a n/a n/a
    Technology
    Type Name Requirement(s) Effect(s)
    - - - -

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    Named:
    -Pontiff Altea: Absolute ruler of the Church of Iteus
    -Archdeacon Taltha: In charge of doorlight research, loyal supporter of Altea
    -Archdeacon Malicha: Dedicated to the religious aspects of the Church, doubtful of Altea's direction but loyal regardless
    -Archdeacon Armando (DECEASED): afflicted with a Caller-AI-modified knowledge parasite, rendered catatonic and later expired after being used to temporarily tap into Caller signals
    Unnamed:
    -X other Archdeacons: subordinates of Altea that go about their business
    -Monarch of Ruria: ruler of the Ruria monarchy, de facto a puppet of the Church in his own country
    -Dictator of Subia: ruler of the Subia dictatorship, begrudgingly accepts Church hegemony
    -Prime Minister of Urbia: elected representative of the Parliament of democratic Urbia, begrudgingly accepts Church hegemony

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    -CURRENT OBJECTIVE: SURVIVE
    -Acquire buddies
    -btfo Rolep
    -Find and reclaim the ancestral moose holy lands
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    Regions I7, I9, J8, & H6
    Round 6

    News and Rumors
    • The near war with the Melfynians and the the Galactic level threat posed by the Same have prompted the Kombuch to reach out for militaty experts to share their knowledge with the Kombuch. Fire Lord Vix Tal arrives at the Sphere and graciously offers to train any volunteers. A class volunteers and some specifically created by the Mother for this task train with him for the duration of his stay.


    Actions
    • [Dip10] Establish the Kombuch as a Great Power!
      The Kombuch officially incorporate their territory as the Kombuch Bureacratic Collective, or KBC. Despite a noted trend in nonKombuch societies the Communicator does not elevate their title.
    • [Mil 5] Create General [Mil 7!]
      After staying in the Gelean Embassy for several months Captain Madeline opted to join a colony amd found theirself joining in on Fire Lord Vix Tal's lessons. It was not long before her loss and sadness were remolded into a new purpose. As the Fire Lord said 'No one is ever truly gone. We carry them in our hearts when we act in their memory.' The colony renamed themself Engels in honor of the lost ship and crew. More oddly, the psychic impressions of those dead crewmates seem to have effected the psyche of the colony and effectively become part of it.
    • [Mil] Subjugate the Great Serpent of Melfynus +1 Project (4/5)
      The Melfynians approach the Communicator with a unique opportunity to attempt to create a xeno-colony with a cluster of Symbraum. In conjunction with their new military preparation initiative, plans are drawn up for a directed insertion of trained specialist colonies. Previously all xeno-colonies were accidental creations. The Mother has high hopes for what may be learned here.
    • [Int] Surveille Region H4 (11 Failure)
    • [Int] Secret.


    Nonactions
    • Some secret stuff D:



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    Communicator Bulbous Jellydisc
    Diplomacy 10
    Military 5
    Economy 6
    Philosophy 2
    Intrigue 5

    Expected gains: +1 Mil +1 Int


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    Generals: None
    Technologies: None
    Tactics: Also None!
    Units: 5/8
    4 Squadrons of Sprite Class Fighter Ships
    1 Unit of Blue-Nosed Marchers
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    The Eye of the Horizon
    Voice of the Council Antich Heaventreader


    Actions:

    [DIPLO]: Recruit Lord Hops
    With a Civil War amongst the Kryptids brewing in the South and an existential threat of an army of killer robots swarming to the North the time for Fire and Smoke has come. Antich Heaventreader works to integrate the exiled Lord amongst the people of Hearth and ensure his allegiance to their military forays in the future with the pledge that the Voice shall do all in his power to see that justice and righteousness prevail this day. Mighty warriors are needed in Hearth, beyond just the Masters and their Sparks, and while no move has been made to convert Lord Hops he has been given open access to many religious ceremonies or rites that would otherwise be considered too sacred for outsiders to observe.

    [DIPLO]: Raise Rep with CmC back from 2 to 3 (Rolled: 15)
    After an immense amount of good will extended towards him on behalf of the Cosmic Couriers, Antich Heaventreader spends an extended period of time easing relations and working alongside the Eye of the Horizons more technologically integrated friends. Assuring them of the honor of Shadow and Flame, In Accord.

    [ECON]: Trade owned Anti-Matter TP 1 from N-18 to the CEL and accept their trade post of Celenian Alloy from R-26.
    Utilising his connection with fellow human civilizations to the south, Antich Heaventreader finalizes a set of deals with the Celenian Republic to ensure his peoples needs are met and so the bonds of words may be sealed with action. He stops by briefly "The Soul of Man" to deliver a speech that is recorded for dissemination back at Hearth a few months later.

    [MIL]: Invade region M-19 with 1 Unit, no leader assigned.
    Sparks inspired by Fire Lord's Vix-Tal's rally cry to secure the border around the Core take to ramshackle fighter ships in an effort to ensure eyes in all directions against the Same.

    [MIL]: Raise 1 Unit
    After asserting the consequence of war upon those who endanger the galaxy or Hearth with the Same, Fire Lord Vix-Tal travels abroad in search of like minded warriors petitioning civilians and soldiers alike from multiple civilizations. Many are initiated as Sparks but none are required to undergo the mystery rituals of Shadow and Flame, In Accord to stand against their AI threat. Vix-Tal spends a great deal of time in Kombuch and Celenian space teaching on the nature of Fire and conflict in the former and learning of more advanced civilizations methods in the latter. The Fire Lord balks at some Celenian Officers assertions that boarding actions are improbable and quotes the power of the Source as greater than any mechanical terror. Still Vix-Tal offers his own services and experience to the organized and efficient military power and gives a passionate and emphatic speech for their donation of two frigates.

    Non-Action:
    Accept Two Military Units from CEL, the Squall and the Tempest. Fire Lord Vix-Tal and Voice of the Council Antich Heaventreader frequently visit the Squall to keep in touch with the Celenian known as Constantine.
    Accept establishing diplomatic channels between the Celenian Republic and the Gelean Republic through the resources of our friends at the Cosmic Couriers.



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    Diplomacy 8
    Military 5
    Economy 1
    Philosophy 5
    Intrigue 3

    Expected Bonuses: +1 Mil, +1 Dip



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    Antich Heaventreader disappears from the view of his people for a time, leaving many Masters and Tribal Chieftains to consult the Fire Lord in these foreboding times, and question where exactly their Voice has gone too.
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    Actions:
    1. [Diplomacy] Press claim on H 26 | TN 12 - Success
    2. [Diplomacy] Attend the Glitterhome Gala
    a. Trade Trade League for Mint with the Duenem
    b. Trade Trade League for Long-range Advertising campaigns with CLS
    c. Trade Trade League for Warbeasts with Rothuun
    3. [Economy] Buyout TP 1 on I25 | TN 12 - Success
    4. [Economy] Buyout TP 2 on H 28 | TN 12 - Success
    5. [Economy] Buyout TP 2 on I25 | TN 12 - Success



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    Current Stats (in the following order):
    Diplomacy 5
    Military 3
    Economy 6
    Philosophy 1
    Intrigue 1

    Ouren is about as conservative as those with as much Dris blood as she has get. Which is to say, a multi-facet creative with particular talents in singing, etheric engineering and metaphysical ether. Her work on manipulating etheric energies through nano-fillament latic to produce a psychic output catapulted her to the top of her field and in an age of increased interspecies diplomacy one who understood psychic currents was able to garner the attention of the rest of the council.

    New Ruler Next Round?
    N
    Expected Stat Bonuses:
    Econ, Dip


    Trade Posts:
    total - 7

    Learning Centers:
    1
    Mil Unit Cap:
    4 + Regions controlled =
    4+1=5
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    The Worlds of Lyrae
    Current Ruler: The Ascended One, Rii Lyrae

    Actions:
    1. [Diplomacy] Press Claim on O11 (Success!) Talks have gone well. The Lyraens are ready to bring the first, voluntary new members of their empire into the fold.
    2. [Diplomacy] Stablize N08 (Success!) The supply issues have been sorted. Everything is going smoothly.
    3. [Diplomacy] Create Cultural Identity: Praise the Sun!
      Lyraens, one and all, are raised to revere Lyrae herself. Though they may disagree over the best way for the average citizen to live, they all shrink from directly betraying her.
      The dice for resistance rolls against covert action have been increased to a d8.
    4. [Military] Dril, drill, drill. In preparation for a war that might happen, the Lyraen fleet has begun a series of wargames.
    5. [Military] Command Structure Overhaul Perhaps 'commissions' were not the best idea. Perhaps we should promote officers based on talent, not family.


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    Current Stats
    Diplomacy: 5 => 6
    Military: 8 => 9
    Economy: 1
    Philosophy 6
    Intrigue: 1

    New Ruler Next Round?: NO

    Expected Stat Bonuses: +1 Diplomacy.


    Border Status: Closed except to allies

    Military Strength: 7


    GLORIOUS FLUFF


    MORE STILL TO COME!
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    The Meritocracy, Allied Realtaist Kingdoms and the Genmod Rebellion

    Regions C11 and D12
    Marshal Galen, disciple of Aoife
    Round 6


    Actions:
    1. [Philosophy]Probe C7 (2d6+10) 18 GM approved action change from Expedition C7
      The legendary android Fleet Captain Tough Van leads a Meritocracy scout fleet north, however they are soon intercepted by the hastily assembled war fleet of the allied Realtaist kingdoms of Anteguo. Van's incredible prowess in ground combat is of no use, and the Meritocracy fleet is forced to crash-land on C9. The royal fleet does not pursue, instead continuing to C7. It is hoped that the pirates who stole a few Meritocracy ships a few years ago may be found here. They are also widely blamed for the recent attack on C9 and D8.
    2. [Economy]Expedition B12 (2d6+4) 11
      War! Out of the crater in the middle of Mar, thousands of counterrevolutionaries, sensing a weak Meritocracy, climb out with guns blazing. Their offensive soon hits a literal wall of steel, as vast numbers of war machines march/roll into the city. Streets turn into bloodstained piles of rubble. However, the so-called "Genmods" (The name is from Genetically Modified Humans. They tend to have chlorophyll-colored hair, to absorb sunlight.) do not give up and support uprisings in the countryside through their vast network of underground tunnels. One can hardly go anywhere on the continent of Ríall without hearing explosions.

      For now, the Meritocracy seems to be holding its ground, but the top civil oficial, State Investigator Coz Han, is concerned about the government's security, and orders preparation for the relocation of the Meritocracy capital to the galactic rim. This move would be surely opposed by Marshal Galen, but he seems to be otherwise preoccupied... (see N&R)
    3. [Diplomacy]Claim C9 (2d6+6+1) 15
      Van and other survivors of the 3rd Scout Fleet that have landed on C9 regroup and begin to gather resources and acquire contacts, presumably in order to rebuild their fleet. Van's loyalty to the revolutionary cause is now proven beyond doubt - surely, they would have defected by now if they were a traitor.

      The demonic, genetically modified inhabitants of C9 soon find and surround the Djinye. They had heard that genetic modification of humans earns the death penalty in the Meritocracy, and intended to send the bodies of the 3rd Scout Fleet back to Bespéartha, to notify the Meritocracy that they take issue with the law in question.

      However, Alisandr, a charismatic, easy-going young nurse attached to the 3rd Scout Fleet, manages to convince the Immortals that the 3rd Scout has deserted to escape the dismal living conditions in the Meritocracy. Additionally, it can provide invaluable intel and manpower against the space invaders, whoever they are.
    4. [Economy] Buy out Yeather TP D12.1 (2d6+4) 8
      While citizens' hunger was sated for the last few years by the mysterious ship that arrived from nowhere, the birth rate on Bespéartha shot through through the roof, possibly because families sought to fill the universe, which had been revealed to be much bigger and, in a way, emptier than previously thought.

      Pirate ... once again sets out to acquire the famed foodstuffs of the west, but returns empty-handed. The Por, taught by Selin, now believe in a stable world order and shady personages like ... don't beling in it. Although King Zirkon's patience and sense of humor are fabled, they are not infinite. He might tolerate piracy, but not incompetence, Gods forbid! ... is finally formally accused of piracy and exiled from Minera.
    5. [Diplomacy]Claim E11 2/2 No roll
      Selin Eutarche is seen in the west of the Djinye's part of the galaxy, accumulating a herd of followers but always on the move, eager to let as many people of Axiom as possible know the light of Realtaism. His ...persuasive nature means that the natives of various planets hide him when a Meritocracy or Realtaist Church-endorsed fleets are searching for him, to put him to justice and righteously punish him for his crimes, respectively for discriminating between people by birth, and for heretically twisting the meaning of Realtaist holy scriptures to state that the gods, in fact, do not exist.

      He finally settles in the populous system of Elabana, where many have already accepted the true, dual nature of the Universe, after receiving a letter from Aoife, who has (reluctantly) allowed his brand of Realtaism, hoping to gain a new ally.


    Rolls 1
    Rolls 2

    Nonactions:

    Support both Courier buyouts
    Resist all foreign buyouts, conversions etc., unless converting to state faith or explicitly permitted.

    News and Rumors:
    • The effort to form a galactic alliance is noted by the Djinye but, for now, they are largely too busy fighting for freedom and justice against other Djinye doing the same. Vive la révolution!
    • Marshal Galen secretly meets with hid erstwhile mentor Aoife, to ask her what the hell is going on with her and also in general. Firstly, she should be dead. Even if she did not die in the Revolutionary War, gun in hand and surrounded by a hundred dead Imperials, as it was told, she was about to celebrate her bicentennial birthday when the war erupted. No one, not even with the Elixir, has lived quite so long. Not to mention her youthful appearance - it looked like she lost some years. Secondly, he could understand being progressive. He did not hate Realtaism like his predecessors, he even allowed it. But he could not understand why, for the Hero's sake, did Aoife become a Legate of all things, the same person that some eighty years ago swore to kill Realtaists on sight?

      Her reply: "God likes to work in mysterious ways, Galen dear... And, as I am sure you know, he expects us to figure out what he's done. If I, who can directly peek into his mind, told you, it would be cheating a little, don't you think?

      But fine, I get it, you want to see the old Aoife. I'll ask you a favor that she'd ask you, then. Why don't you go and declare war on Minera? I can't stand Zirkon, so smug, you'd think his little kingdom has already subjugated all of Axiom. Show him the Meritocracy's might. If you crush him, and you will, the other states will certainly be swayed to your side. ...Just remember the lessons you learned as my student."

      With this, she almost literally throws him out of her
      chamber, and shuts the door. Galen, completely perplexed by the sudden change of the direction during her speech, meditates for a long time in his office, letting Coz Han run the Meritocracy. In the end, he decides not to declare war on Minera. Zirkon was certainly a pompous idiot, but his people were many and varied. He would not have them suffer in a war unless he made sure that he could not open their eyes to make them see the injustices of monarchy...



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    Marshal Galen Aoife
    Diplomacy 6 +1
    Military 2
    Economy 4 +1
    Philosophy 10
    Intrigue 1

    New ruler: NO
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    Round 6
    K21

    Svrrta-Zel Mrrzety
    Diplomacy: 1
    Military: 8
    Economy: 2
    Philosophy: 8 + 2
    Intrigue: 6


    Actions:
    1 - Phy: Convert L22 - 10

    2 - Phy: Convert L24 - 18

    3 - Phy: Convert N20 - 18

    4 - Int: Secret Action

    5 - Phy: Probe N22, using Peaceful Outreach - 14

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    Tactical Doctrine - The Second Crusade

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    • Scout Fleet Krdanrr-Yus - 2 Temple Class Ships, 65 Shrine Class Ships, 1500 Altar Class Ships
    • Divine Fleet Krdiizel-Maluusi - 1 Cathedral Class Ship (Zelityaama), 4 Temple Class Ships, 50 Shrine Class Ships, 1000 Altar Class ships [2 Units]





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    • Sunstones - [K21]
    • Unbreakable Twizzlers - [J20]




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    Peaceful Outreach


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    Rocthurhi

    Actions:
    1: [DIP] Continue Claim S11: 16 Success
    2: [DIP] Press Claim on U11: 18 Great Success
    3: [DIP] Inquest U9: 12 Success
    4: [DIP] Raise Rep with Cosmic Couriers: 11 Success
    5: [PHY] Philosophy 10 Special: Ideological Unity
    Rolls

    Non-Actions:
    Resist Buyouts and Conversions not listed.


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    Diplomacy: 7
    Military: 2
    Economy: 5
    Philosophy: 10
    Intrigue: 3

    New Leader: No
    Leader Stat Gain:
    +2 DIP


    News and Rumor:
    WIP
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