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by Excalbia
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:33 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: Inglorious Triumphs and Dishonest Scars
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Citadel Excalbia, Excalbia Baron Dainis Murniece entered his office with a cup of coffee in one hand and a notebook in the other to find his Chief of Staff and senior foreign policy advisor waiting for him. Both Henry Iskelene, a thin, wiry man in his early forties with round spectacles, and Tanya A...
by Excalbia
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:59 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: Inglorious Triumphs and Dishonest Scars
Replies: 10
Views: 456

(OOC: Joint post with Snefaldia.) Bistro Theophile Delcasse, Sargedain The Bisto Delcasse, serving fine haute Pantocratorian cuisine, was an old favorite of the Sargedain establishment not just for the exquisite food and wine, but also because it offered a mixture of public and private spaces, so t...
by Excalbia
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:23 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: Inglorious Triumphs and Dishonest Scars
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Citadel Excalbia, Excalbia August in the Citadel usually meant vacations,light traffic and slow news days. The Imperial Senate was in recess; the Emperor had moved his residence to the Summer Palace and was keeping an extraordinarily light public schedule, and even the Chancellor had taken his fami...
by Excalbia
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:35 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: What Lies Beneath
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Colonel Skurins let out a small sigh of relief. “Ah,” he said, trying not to let too much of his relief show through, “I see.” He set his water back on the table. “Of course,” he began, “I cannot speak authoritatively for His Imperial Majesty’s Government without consulting with my colleagues and su...
by Excalbia
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:47 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: What Lies Beneath
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Skurins picked up his water and leaned back. He had not been surprised by Spode’s official message; in fact, the Embassy had been expecting something of the sort. And he had told the truth that everyone in the intelligence community back home assumed, as a matter of course, that the unclassified ver...
by Excalbia
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:17 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: What Lies Beneath
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Colonel Skurins leaned back, crossed his legs and sipped his water as Spode… spoke. He wore a benignly inscrutable expression of the sort one would expect from a career military intelligence officer. After one more sip of water, Skurins leaned forward and set his glass carefully on the table. He gav...
by Excalbia
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:33 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Return to the Excalbian Isles (Semi-Open, See First Post)
Replies: 90
Views: 3488

Queen Gwendolyn was enjoying the more intimate Midsummer with her immediate family. She had joined the Empress in her weaving, flowers for the ladies and oak leaves for the gentlemen. Then she joined the others out by the bonfires when they were first lit, taking her husband's hand and watching her...
by Excalbia
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:38 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Rise of the Edgelords MT OOC Sign up
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Greetings. One of my puppets, the Dominion of Upper Virginia , transitioned from a military dictatorship to democracy less than 15 years ago. Its current government is a cohabitation arrangement between a center-right President (who controls the military and foreign policy) and a leftist government ...
by Excalbia
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:32 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Return to the Excalbian Isles (Semi-Open, See First Post)
Replies: 90
Views: 3488

Midsummer’s Eve, Citadel Excalbia The celebration of Midsummer predated the arrival of Balto-Nordic tribes in the Excalbian Isles; it was something carried with them from their ancient ancestral homelands. Even after the arrival of Christianity and the establishment of the Holy Empire, it had remai...
by Excalbia
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:21 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: What Lies Beneath
Replies: 13
Views: 570

“Just a glass of water if you please,” replied Spode settling into his seat. His was the generation that was more likely to socialise on the squash court than over the alcoholic lunch. Skurins nodded and and retrieved a bottle of water from the cabinet. He poured a glass for Spode and one for himse...
by Excalbia
Mon May 06, 2019 1:02 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Return to the Excalbian Isles (Semi-Open, See First Post)
Replies: 90
Views: 3488

War Memorial Park, Across from the Ministry of Defence, Citadel Excalbia As Veterans Memorial Day approached, it was not uncommon to see an uptick in visitors coming to pay their respects at various war memorials scattered across the governmental center of the city. Once, many of the visitors had b...
by Excalbia
Mon May 06, 2019 8:59 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Sea of Agents (Western Atlantic)
Replies: 23
Views: 639

"Well, I am interested in... horticulture." Marie-Thérèse began, nodding as she said it. I can do this. "Erm... viticulture. And uh..." Tell them. Marie-Thérèse turned pink as she looked away to the field. "Girls." Marie-Thérèse concluded, turning back to face the Exca...
by Excalbia
Mon May 06, 2019 5:00 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Sea of Agents (Western Atlantic)
Replies: 23
Views: 639

"Stereotype?" Marie-Thérèse repeated, genuinely not understanding what Tom meant. Marie-Thérèse followed Angela's arm pointing down to Digne Arbolite on the field. Of course Marie-Thérèse had no idea who or what UltraWoman was but the athlete definitely had a notable physique. She didn't ...
by Excalbia
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:29 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Sea of Agents (Western Atlantic)
Replies: 23
Views: 639

"Sure, some of them. Some of them are fascists and some of them play softball." Marie-Thérèse told Brent, with a wry smile. "I am neither a fascist nor a softball player. I like the game so far though." "I'm not in a sorority yet, if that is what you mean, Henry." Mari...
by Excalbia
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:28 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Sea of Agents (Western Atlantic)
Replies: 23
Views: 639

"Hi, no, please go ahead, I..." Marie-Thérèse replied. "Hi, Angela, and... sorry, was it Henry, erm... Ilmars? Brent, Tom, and Kris." Just moments before the other students had interrupted her, Marie-Thérèse had just promised herself that she was going to tell the next person sh...
by Excalbia
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:58 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Sea of Agents (Western Atlantic)
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Werth Stadium, University of Landing Arbolite, wearing number 7 on her jersey, charged a ground ball. She fielded it cleanly, allowing her momentum to carry her towards the first base side of the infield. She flipped the ball to the girl at second, who turned briskly and fired it to the tall, brown...
by Excalbia
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:35 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Sea of Agents (Western Atlantic)
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Old Campus, University of Landing Digne Kristine Arbolite – Digne (pronounced Deeg-nA) to her friends – was rushing from the redbrick chapel towards her 11:30 am class when she nearly crashed into her friend Henry Bouchard. Still a little bleary-eyed from waking up for her 7 am workout, 8:30 am pra...
by Excalbia
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:00 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Sea of Agents (Western Atlantic)
Replies: 23
Views: 639

The University of Landing The University of Landing was founded in 1808 by Baptist missionaries following the Lowlander truce with the Highland Kingdom of Excalbia. The University was originally established as Landing Baptist Seminary and College to train ministers and teachers. By 1816, following ...
by Excalbia
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:54 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Return to the Excalbian Isles (Semi-Open, See First Post)
Replies: 90
Views: 3488

Imperial Summer Palace, Imperial Preserve Island, Citadel Excalbia Janet Latsone bent over and gave her wife a kiss on the cheek. “Are you sure you have to go?” Princess Christiana asked, turning to look up at Janet from her seat in one of the Palace’s many garden gazebos. “I’m sorry, love,” Janet ...
by Excalbia
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:04 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Return to the Excalbian Isles (Semi-Open, See First Post)
Replies: 90
Views: 3488

Imperial Summer Palace, Imperial Preserve Island, Citadel Excalbia With the arrival of Spring the official Imperial Residence had relocated from Sweyn Castle to the Summer Palace. Although the Summer Palace was not far from the cliffs upon which the Castle perched, it was a world away. Accessible o...
by Excalbia
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:11 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Return to the Excalbian Isles (Semi-Open, See First Post)
Replies: 90
Views: 3488

Knights’ Park, Citadel Excalbia It was not uncommon, especially as the Emperor grew older – and some might say more comfortable in his role, for David IV to attend daytime ball games at Knights’ Park. It had become a common enough occurrence that people had started to look to the Imperial Box as th...
by Excalbia
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:02 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Return to the Excalbian Isles (Semi-Open, See First Post)
Replies: 90
Views: 3488

Sweyn Castle, Citadel Excalbia The Day After Easter Hundreds of children crowded the side garden of Sweyn Castle chasing colored eggs about with spoons, doing crafts, listening to stories and taking pictures with a large bipedal bunny. Their proud parents beamed as they escorted their young ones th...
by Excalbia
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:40 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: A Return to the Excalbian Isles (Semi-Open, See First Post)
Replies: 90
Views: 3488

Excalbia Cathedral, Citadel Excalbia It was just before 6 in the morning on Easter Sunday, and Excalbia Cathedral was dark and silent despite the presence of thousands of worshipers. A few candles dimly lit the central and side aisles allowing people to find their seats. Once everyone had been seat...
by Excalbia
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:16 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: 2019 Caldan Elections
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Sunday Morning with Tim Sarkanais on EBC A round, slightly stooped figure with a mop of unruly graying hair sat to the left of a sparse set composed of two chairs and a low table framing a large video display. At the moment, the screen simply displayed the logo of the Excalbian Broadcasting Corpora...
by Excalbia
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:56 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: What Lies Beneath
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Excalbian Embassy, Itztlan, Anahuac The reception hall of the Excalbian Embassy was decorated in a modern style that fit the fairly recently constructed building. The reception desk stood at the far end of the hall between two large flags - the blue and gold of the Imperial Standard to right, and t...
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