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The Moonstar
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Postby The Moonstar » Mon May 10, 2021 8:28 pm

Who is Hakke? :eyebrow:
Join or visit the South Pacific!

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10000 Islands Foreign Affairs
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Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:51 pm

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TITO Update – May 2021

TITO Command

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

The Update Update

TITO members were on the ball with spotting raiders throughout May, which led to 15 defenses, 4 liberations, 3 detags, and 3 chase runs. Tactical Officer Sulenia in particular demonstrated his spotting skills, and was awarded six Coastwatching Eagles, awarded for being the first to spot a raid, over the course of the month. In between all of the defenses, TITO also joined numerous other militaries to participate in a fash bash of Genua, concluded their support of The South Pacific, and assisted in the delegacy transition of The Rejected Realms. The month of May also saw plenty of coordination with Libcord and Allied Militaries, which helped make it a particularly successful month for defending!

Defender Olympics

TITO has a blast taking part in the Defender Olympics throughout May. Huge thanks to the organizers for such a wonderful event! Below is a summary of TITO participation by Tactical Officer Flying Eagles.
Earlier this month, TITO troops came together with 9 other defender militaries to participate in the Defender Olympics. During the events, TITO troops participated in numerous events, including spotting, liberations, trigger-calling, chasing, and a pile off and theme contest. TITO finished with a hugely impressive 9 medals. Congrats to Moonflower and Sulenia for winning gold, Sulenia (twice) and Control for winning silver, and Control and Thedairos for winning bronze. Congrats also to all of TITO for winning a silver medal in the pile off and a bronze medal in the theme competition.

Monthly Memes

TITO Members were competitive this month, with fights, political intrigue, and some really good jokes.
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Question of the Month

TITO members put in many late nights defending through update, and often need some caffeine to get them energized and awake! This May, TITO was asked how they liked their coffee to get a bit of insight of the magic liquid that really makes TITO tick. Two members take their coffee black, four take it with cream and/or sugar, and in a shocking plot twist, most TITO members prefer tea, with nine members extolling the virtues of leaf juice.

~Sorya takes his coffee black, and when asked why, he kept it short and (metaphorically) sweet, saying “I like it bitter, like me (sometimes)”.
~Porflox puts some cream and sugar in his coffee, reasoning “I don't particularly enjoy bitter tastes too much, same reason why I don't eat dark chocolate”
~Thedairos is a tea aficionado, reporting “I prefer tea because I really don't like coffee (which tastes like bitter water to be honest) and it's a nice and warm beverage, especially for winter and sick days. My favourite kind is berry flavoured tea”
~Technical Liaison Kortexia also gets his caffeine fix from tea, stating “I prefer tea because I can get the nice caffeine buzz in the morning without any of the jitters that can come with coffee. Plus it tastes wayyyy better!!! My preferred tea is a nice Matcha Latte, but in 2nd place I would put a properly made Chai”.
~Astrobolt, superhero that he is, doesn’t even require caffeine to defend, and says, “I actually don't drink either tea or coffee, and usually have water, or in the morning, soy milk”.

Until next month, this is your TITO Update Staff signing off - Wischland

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Silvedania
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Postby Silvedania » Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:28 am

The Moonstar wrote:Who is Hakke? :eyebrow:

Hakke is a person who happens to be in charge of XKI. Actually he may be an Ostritch Ghoul but no one is sure if that is more than rumor.
Silvedania, the majestic nation.
NS Stats are mostly accurate except for a few things, like this nation is capitalist and the death penalty isn't in effect

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The Python
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Postby The Python » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:45 pm

Kind of late to the party but congratulations to Hakke on becoming CE :P
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10000 Islands Foreign Affairs
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Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:31 pm

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10000 Islands Emissary Report

Date: May, 2021
Population: 1129 nations
Delegate Endorsement: 350
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com
Discord: discord.gg/4uWZbNS

TITO Command

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

Government

As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~WA Delegate: Wischland
~Senior Senator for Himes West (RP): Zaberaz Hapang
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Valentian Elysium
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Kohnhead
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Porflox
~Minister of Education: Free Las Pinas
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Margaux

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

May Senatorial Elections

The May elections saw the Blue Canaria North and New Republica South seats go up for grabs. Incumbent BCN senator Porflox ran uncontested and was re-elected to the post. The NRS seat was a completely different story. Three major competitors emerged, with Valentian Elysium, Flying Eagles, and Silvedania all announcing their candidacy. After a hotly contested initial round of voting, Valentian Elysium was able to achieve only 50 percent of the vote, triggering a voting run-off between Flying Eagles and Valentian Elysium. This too ended in a tie, which left the final decision to the Council of 9, which voted for Valentian Elysium. Congratulations to all the candidates who ran great campaigns this month, and Valentian Elysium and Porflox who won!

Around the Islands

~ Tsuki No Hana/Aeslann was named featured nation of May by Minister of Education Free Las Pinas! Tsuki No Hana/Aeslann has been an very active participant in our regional defense organization TITO since they arrived. They also did exceptionally well during the Defender Olympics, winning a gold medal in spotting for our region. You can read more about this here.

~ The May House Cup and Shield competition saw 10000 Islands' many houses go toe to toe and compete in recruitment contests. The House of Wordy blew the competition out of the water in total recruiting and telegrams per nation thanks to furious recruitment from New Fjordland who single handedly sent over 11 thousand tgs! Free Las Pinas brought the House of Aersoldorf the House Scepter award for highest success rate tg success rate over their more than 600 telegrams. You can read more about it here.

~ Zaberaz Hapang and Haivon launched the new 10001th Island RP on 10000 Islands' discord server. All are invited to join, and all you have to do is join the discord!

Islander Achievements


~ 10000 Islands' artists have been active this month, with the advent of regional banners inspiring Porymonia and Cannicat to create their own art about our RP region, A Taco Archipelago! You can check Porymonia's out here, and Cannicat's here.

~ Jedinsto III (on Jedinsto) passed their first WA resolution with over 80 percent support on GA Resolution #555 "Protecting Imprisoned Youths". Congratulations on a job well done, and hopefully a future of even more great resolution writing!

XKI Game-Side

Regional pollster Jabberwocky took a look at cloning with questions about human and animal cloning.

In a poll about cloning of non-human cloning where islander's overwhelmingly voted for in order to help solve global hunger. Meanwhile, the poll on human cloning saw much more diverse answers with islander's split between creating extra organs and accelerating research, while others arguing for the rights of clones.

~ We're featured!?
~ We must get Joe to endorse Wischland!
~ You're nowhere near as low as me!
~ A wild legend has appeared!

Meet A Nation Interview

This month, I spoke with Tsuki No Hana/Aeslann. They're an active member of TITO and our monthly featured nation, and we spoke about their time so far in XKI.

Porflox: Is there a particular reason you decided to join XKI?

Tsuki:
I really liked the recruitment telegram. It listed so many possibilities, it was impossible not to move to XKI! The promise of TITO enforced safety was also very appealing to me.
Although I was new to the game, I was determined to experience as much as possible.
XKI seemed like a golden opportunity for that. And it is.

Porflox: Cool! Now, is there something non-TITO related that you really enjoyed in XKI?

Tsuki:
In my early days of NS, I didn't really get involved in much activity, and I still don't, really. But I think the most enjoyable thing about my non-TITO time in XKI is the RMB. The people there were very welcoming, and made me feel right at home. They were amazing at answering questions, and giving me pointers. This alone made me love XKI.

Porflox: Now after you joined TITO, is there an experience that you really enjoyed?

Tsuki:
I think my favorite part of my TITO time thus far is the people. The banter we share during updates is actually quite nice for me (especially calling Hame a caveman xD). The TITO group is also quite welcoming and patient, which really helped during my first few weeks as a defender. All in all, an amazing experience.

Porflox: Is there a particular person who really helped make your NS journey enjoyable?

Tsuki:
There's so many! There's so many people who have helped make NS an wonferful experience for me. Some from XKI, and some from abroad. If I had to pick a single person, I would choose my boyfriend, whom I met here on NS. If I had to pick someone in XKI... there's way too many. So many wonderful people. Flying Eagles, Control, Hame, Wisch, Val... all of XKI has really been a blessing to me, and each and every one of them has made my NS experience truly special.

Porflox: Now looking back, what would you say to your former self before joining TITO?

Tsuki:
I would say to me, "You've found gold. XKI is a wonderful place, full if wonderful people. Stop being afraid, and go participate!"
I was too afraid to get into defending, which is why it took me several months to join.

Porflox: Ok :) Thanks for your time!

Tsuki:
It was my pleasure ^-^

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off!

Porflox

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10000 Islands Foreign Affairs
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Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:36 pm

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In light of the long history of friendship, mutual defender values, and a love for delicious food, diplomats from 10000 Islands and Spiritus have negotiated the Taco-Tater Treaty. The treaty serves to recognize each region's governments, provide for mutual defense, and encourage continued social ties through cultural events. Ratified by both the Council of Nine of 10000 Islands and the Executive Government and Legislature of Spiritus, this treaty serves to recognize the close relations and create and official alliance between the two regions.

10000 Islands looks excitedly toward a future where we will be able to share even more delicious potato/taco combination dishes with our friends in Spiritus! Now without further ado, the Taco-Tater Treaty:

Taco-Tater Treaty

In recognition of the long history of close relations and shared defender values between our regions, as well as a mutual interest in preserving these relations, the Council of Nine, representing the region of 10000 Islands, and the Executive Government and Legislature of Spiritus, representing the region of Spiritus hereby enter this treaty of friendship and alliance.

Article I - Mutual Recognition

Section 1. The parties to this treaty recognize the government of each region, based upon its constitutions and laws, as legitimate, and will not extend that recognition to any government that comes to power through means not prescribed by law.

Section 2. Each party recognizes the other’s commitment to defender values and respects their right to engage in military and political action consistent with their own laws and traditions, pursuant of these defender values.

Section 3. In recognition of diplomatic relations between them, the signatories shall maintain in-game embassies on Nationstates, off-site embassies on their respective regional forums, and diplomatic representatives within each other's regions, to the best of their abilities.

Article 2 - Non-Aggression and Mutual Defense

Section 1. Both signatories agree not to attack the home region of the other party nor participate in any action with the intent to overthrow their legitimate government.

Section 2. Both signatories will refrain from conspiring, either directly or through a third party, to destabilize or overthrow the legitimate government of either party.

Section 3. Both signatories will refrain from conducting clandestine operations, espionage, and/or other forms of spying against either party.

Section 4. Both signatories agree to aid each other against attempts to illegally overthrow the in-game Delegate of their respective home regions.

Section 5. The signatories shall provide to each other intelligence, on a need-to-know basis, on any potential hostilities or actions against the other region’s lawful government or community, unless doing so would violate applicable laws, or the terms of service for NationStates or regional communications platforms, or unduly compromise said signatory's sources of information. If this intelligence relates to actions of the other Signatory's Delegate, then it will be provided to the Chief Executive of Spiritus or the Chief Executive of 10000 Islands respectively.

Article 3 - Cultural Exchange

Section 1. The signatories shall allow and encourage their residents to socialize with the residents of the other signatory, when appropriate, subject to their adherence to the rules of the region and the platform they socialize on.

Section 2. The signatories shall allow each other’s residents to participate in cultural events on all platforms when appropriate, subject to their adherence to the rules of the region and the platform they socialize on.

Section 3. The signatories shall seek to conduct periodic communal cultural activities when appropriate, and at the discretion of the relevant and legitimate officials of each signatory.

Section 4. The signatories shall not attack the other signatory, nor their faction, during the on-site NS event known as N-Day. Further, signatories shall coordinate their in-game efforts as necessary to ensure their mutual success and enjoyment of N-Day.

Article 4 - Ratification and Termination

Section 1. This treaty shall enter into effect upon completion of the respective lawful ratification processes of both Spiritus and 10000 Islands.

Section 2. This treaty shall be announced and displayed in a publicly accessible area of the community forums of both parties.

Section 3. The parties to this treaty may clarify the terms of this treaty through memorandums of understanding, which shall be posted alongside the treaty.

Section 4. Either party may suspend the terms of this treaty if the other party has materially breached its terms until such a time that both parties peacefully settle the dispute and adopt a memorandum of understanding that the treaty is again in force.

Section 5. Either party may terminate the treaty with five days written notice to the other party after which the terms of the treaty are no longer binding on either party. Termination of this treaty shall not itself be interpreted as an act of aggression.

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The Python
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Postby The Python » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:50 pm

Potato tacos
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Cormactopia Prime
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Postby Cormactopia Prime » Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:31 pm

Good to see Spiritus getting a little bit more back into gameplay. Congratulations on the treaty!

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Zukchiva
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Postby Zukchiva » Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:44 am

Congrats on the treaty and that's an awesome treaty name! I love it!
Derpy derpy derpy derp!

Nociav wrote:Yeah dude, we're lining up to get a treaty singed. Here's an insider tip, I've got a picture of the diplomats we're sending for treaty negotiations:

https://imgur.com/a/AW8ipdS

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Qvait
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Postby Qvait » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:48 pm

Great to see this treaty coming from two of TSP's allies. Congrats to both regions!
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10000 Islands Foreign Affairs
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Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:12 pm

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TITO Update – June 2021

TITO Command

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

The Update Update

Although updates tended to be slow, TITO found ways to stay busy throughout June. With 8 defenses, 1 liberation, and 8 chase runs, troops were jumping all about NS. Of course, a special shoutout to Thedairos and Free Las Pinas for going above and beyond to find detags, keeping TITO’s skills sharp with a total of 17 detags this month! Whether TITO troops were working on their own, or jumping alongside friends from other militaries, it was an enjoyable and productive month all around!

Monthly Memes

Unfortunately tragedies abounded in TITO chat this month, though they certainly were amusing.
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TITO Interview

For this month’s report, we sat down with a TITO Tactical Officer who has made a big splash in update since being promoted. Sulenia has been an incredibly active leader, giving orders almost every update and making chasing a regular TITO activity.

Wisch: Why did you initially join TITO and what made you stay for long enough to become a TO?
Sulenia: The recruitment TG I got really caught my attention when it came to TITO, I found the concept of having a military really interesting. As for what made me stay, it was mainly the community and my own boredom, but mostly the community, I've met a lot of awesome people and that made me stay.
Wisch How are your updates different now as a TO, compared to when you were a non-Command member?
Sulenia: For me at least, it wasn't a huge change, now I just have the responsibility of leading our members, and coordinating with other orgs whenever necessary. I would consider those the main things that changed.
Wisch One thing in particular you’ve taken the lead on is getting TITO members into chasing. How have your efforts progressed on that front?
Sulenia Most often when there's taggers out, i ask if there's any interest in our members in chasing them, I've also recently started to teach our newer members the basics of chasing, and made a small guide on how to chase as well.
Wisch: And how do you think engaging in chasing has affected TITO as a whole?
Sulenia: It has been hugely beneficial to us, with some of our members getting shorter and shorter jump times, developing their skills.
Wisch: What made you personally interested in chasing and how did it prompt you to encourage TITO to begin chasing?
Sulenia: Currently, it's my personal desire to keep raiderdom on the floor that keeps me going. But before that it was mainly my interest in self-improvement, as my participation in the LNF (Late Nite Festival) showed me that chasing could be really good for developing my skills. Besides chasing is kinda fun. Well, I want to make clear that I didn't introduce TITO to chasing, but what convinced me to lead it was how entertaining it is, and as I mentioned before, it’s good for developing skills.
Wisch: What plans do you have for TITO’s future, and for your role personally?
Sulenia: One of the first things I want to do when I have the motivation and time, is making it easier for our mobile updaters (and future mobile TO's) to well, update, however I won't go into detail as to how I'll do that :P As for myself, for now I'll keep spotting and leading, it makes me happy
Wisch: Any final comments you’d like to make?
Sulenia: If any of our Islanders are reading this, join TITO, you won't regret it


Until next month, this is your TITO Update Staff signing off - Wischland

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Jar Wattinree
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Postby Jar Wattinree » Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:40 pm

10000 Islands Foreign Affairs wrote:

Ouch, I sympathize.

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10000 Islands Foreign Affairs
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Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:59 pm

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10000 Islands Emissary Report


Date: June, 2021
Population: 1099 nations
Delegate Endorsement: 353
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com
Discord: discord.gg/4uWZbNS


TITO Command


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


Government


As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~WA Delegate: Wischland
~Senior Senator for Himes West (RP): Zaberaz Hapang
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Valentian Elysium
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Kohnhead
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Porflox
~Minister of Education: Free Las Pinas
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Margaux

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


Taco-Tater Treaty Ratified

10000 Islands has officially ratified the Taco-Tater Treaty with our long-time friends over at Spiritus! The treaty represents both regions recognition of our mutual defender values, continued good relations, and social ties through cultural events. Following ratification by XKI's Council of 9 and the Executive Government and Legislature of Spiritus, the treaty serves to recognize the close relations and create and official alliance between the two regions. You can read the treaty and learn more about it here.

Around the Islands


~ Gonggong was named Featured Nation of July this month! Since their arrival to XKI in early April, Gong has become a prolific spreader of positivity across the region. They've also been very active in A Taco Archipelago roleplay, rising to 13th place with total post count in just 2 months! If you'd like to read the full story, click here.

~ July's Poet Laurate has been declared! Liberdon's Elastic has won the contest with 8 votes, with Valentian Elysium's Over the Hills close behind at 6! You can read both here.

~ The XKI Cards Co-Op held its first ever Epic Cards Bonanza, where contestants could help replenish our region's epic stockpile! The top 4 nations (Thedairos at 219 cards, HumanSanity with 51, 10000 Pythons sending 50, and Wischland at 27) all received valuable legendary cards at the end of the event. Thanks to everyone who participated in helping our region! If you'd like to read more about this, click here.

~ Sulenia and AxeCapital have been hired to be deputy Minister of Labor and Senator for Blue Canaria North, respectively. Free Las Pinas has also been selected to represent XKI as emissary to Warzone Sandbox and The Western Isles.


Islander Achievements


~ East Asia and the Pacific Islands has completed their second A Taco Archipelago banner art! Following their first banner here, they've been busy improving their art. The second banner can be found here.

~ Venmere's fourth Peregrine Cup has completed, seeing The Republic of Osea taking home the win this time around, beating out hosts Mat She in the finals. You can read all of Venmere's commentary on the finals here. If you're interested in the group stages and semi finals, you can check them out here.

XKI Game-Side


Regional pollster Jabberwocky asked islanders the ever divisive question, What is your favorite type of chocolate this month. This poll clearly generated interest with a total of 134 responses. 57 votes (42.54%) went to Milk Chocolate, 40 votes (29.85%) to Dark (senisweet) Chocolate, and 27 votes (20.15%) to white chocolate.

XKI reached into its bag of secrets this month, and pulled out a few ringers!
~ Boiling alive. Plz send help.
~ Spooky scary Jabberwocky.
~ The amazing rage quitting Covid.
~ Those are the wrong elements!
~ The plot thickens...

Meet The Nation


This month our XKI Update Staff sat down with June's featured nation Gonggong to talk about their time here in 10000 Islands.

Porflox: Alright, let's get started! First off, is there a particular thing about XKI that convinced you to stay?

Gong stay in the XKI because there are many nice people that Gong have come across that make Gong happy! :D

Porflox: Gong, you're known for your trademark happiness and positivity. Is there a specific conversation that you had a lot of fun engaging in.

Gong: Gong had many funs in all conversation! If Gong had to pick one, Gong would say that the conversation Gong like most was the very first time that Gong talk with the The Wires Empire! The Wires Empires were very nice to Gong! :D

Porflox: What was that conversation about?

Gong: It was when Gong just joined A Taco Archipelago! The Wires Empire was first nation that Gong had full conversation with! Wires was talking about how Wires wanted to bomb Gong, but eventually Wires no longer wanted to hurt Gong! :D

Porflox: If you could talk to your younger self about 10KI RP and ATA, what would you say?

Gong: Gong would say to not be afraid to make post on XKI! Gong were very embarrass to make post so it took a little time for Gong to do it! :D

Porflox: Cool! Thanks for your time :)

Gong: Gong are very welcome! :>

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off!
Porflox and AxeCapital

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10000 Islands Foreign Affairs
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Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:14 pm

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Joint Statement on The Black Hawks Espionage


During the major update on 25 July, The Black Hawks raided Nasunia, a peaceful trade-focused roleplaying region, using underhanded tactics. Through one of their agents, Miravana, The Black Hawks infiltrated the Ten thousand Islands Treaty Organization (TITO) to gain the trust of its members, ultimately taking advantage of cross-endorsements from TITO to seize the delegacy in Nasunia. Miravana performed this infiltration by utilizing a burner Discord account and puppet nation under the alias of Norman Hollow. Once Miravana exposed their deception through the raid of Nasunia, 10000 Islands swiftly banned them from the region.

The Black Hawks carried out the raid of Nasunia with the support of the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army (EPSA). 10000 Islands and the South Pacific share a respect for The East Pacific's sovereign right to use offensive force according to its laws and customs and consistent with its treaty obligations. In this case however, The East Pacific's actions would constitute a violation of Article III, Section 2(b) of The Treaty of the Waxing Moon between 10000 Islands and The East Pacific. Despite this, it is abundantly clear that The East Pacific was unaware that The Black Hawks used espionage and deception against 10000 Islands in their raid against Nasunia. When The East Pacific was informed about the ploy, the ESPA promptly withdrew from the raid, leaving The Black Hawks-installed delegate in Nasunia with fewer endorsements.

During the minor update on 25 July, the combined efforts of the South Pacific Special Forces (SPSF) and TITO, including our mutual allies the Rejected Realms Army (RRA), our mutual embassy partners in The League, The Order of the Grey Wardens (TGW), and Thaecia, and militaries like The West Pacific Armed Forces (TWPAF) pursuing their sovereign interests to take military action against The Black Hawks, successfully liberated Nasunia. The Coalition of the South Pacific and 10000 Islands commend all of the militaries that participated in the liberation and The East Pacific for withdrawing from the raid.

The Black Hawks carried out these acts with flagrant disregard for the foreign affairs commitments of The East Pacific to 10000 Islands, perhaps even hoping that The Treaty of the Waxing Moon would become nullified by the events of Nasunia. However, The Black Hawks' efforts were insignificant and have backfired. Due to the long history of mutual respect and trust between 10000 Islands and The East Pacific, 10000 Islands was more than willing to approach discussions with The East Pacific in good faith and acknowledge that The East Pacific did not possess foreknowledge of the espionage committed by The Black Hawks. Any violations of Article III, Section 2(b) of The Treaty of the Waxing Moon by The East Pacific were unintentional and will not result in sanctions. As a longstanding ally by treaty to both 10000 Islands and The East Pacific, the South Pacific has concluded the same.

We condemn them for their apparent attempt to interfere in the foreign affairs of sovereign regions by providing incomplete operational information to The East Pacific.

Signed,

Wischland
Delegate of 10000 Islands

Jay Coop (Qvait)
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the South Pacific
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The Python
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Postby The Python » Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:45 pm

I'll just copy my thoughts in the thread for TSP about this:
The Python wrote:I've probably already stated my thoughts, but this is just another reason to hate TBH. This is after some of their leadership plotted to subvert TSP and TBH got caught trying to vote-stack in OWL.
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Evil Wolf
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Postby Evil Wolf » Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:53 am

"How dare our sworn enemies, who we seek to destroy, spy on us!"

That's how XKI sounds right now.
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Postby Wischland » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:21 pm

Evil Wolf wrote:"How dare our sworn enemies, who we seek to destroy, spy on us!"

That's how XKI sounds right now.


I suggest you reread the statement, because what XKI and TSP are really criticizing is TBH's complete disregard for TEP's FA commitments. Perhaps if TBH showed more respect and consideration for the interests and obligations of their military partners, they wouldn't need to resort to underhanded tactics like espionage to conduct a successful (if short-lived) operation. XKI respects the sovereign right of any region to choose their associates, but do hope this incident will serve as a warning to be cautious when dealing with TBH and raiders.
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Postby The Python » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:23 pm

Wischland wrote:
Evil Wolf wrote:"How dare our sworn enemies, who we seek to destroy, spy on us!"

That's how XKI sounds right now.


I suggest you reread the statement, because what XKI and TSP are really criticizing is TBH's complete disregard for TEP's FA commitments. Perhaps if TBH showed more respect and consideration for the interests and obligations of their military partners, they wouldn't need to resort to underhanded tactics like espionage to conduct a successful (if short-lived) operation. XKI respects the sovereign right of any region to choose their associates, but do hope this incident will serve as a warning to be cautious when dealing with TBH and raiders.

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Postby Evil Wolf » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:49 pm

Wischland wrote:I suggest you reread the statement, because what XKI and TSP are really criticizing is TBH's complete disregard for TEP's FA commitments. Perhaps if TBH showed more respect and consideration for the interests and obligations of their military partners, they wouldn't need to resort to underhanded tactics like espionage to conduct a successful (if short-lived) operation. XKI respects the sovereign right of any region to choose their associates, but do hope this incident will serve as a warning to be cautious when dealing with TBH and raiders.


Again, you literally just complained that TBH spied on you and that's wrong because spying is bad, even if TBH is an enemy of XKI, which they are.

So, in this thread, XKI complains about the people they want to destroy spying on them and tries to guilt TEP about it, for some reason.
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Postby The Python » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:51 pm

Evil Wolf wrote:
Wischland wrote:I suggest you reread the statement, because what XKI and TSP are really criticizing is TBH's complete disregard for TEP's FA commitments. Perhaps if TBH showed more respect and consideration for the interests and obligations of their military partners, they wouldn't need to resort to underhanded tactics like espionage to conduct a successful (if short-lived) operation. XKI respects the sovereign right of any region to choose their associates, but do hope this incident will serve as a warning to be cautious when dealing with TBH and raiders.


Again, you literally just complained that TBH spied on you and that's wrong because spying is bad, even if TBH is an enemy of XKI, which it is.

So, in this thread, XKI complains about the people they want to destroy spying on them and tries to guilt TEP about it, for some reason.

The. Problem. Was. That. TBH. Tricked. TEP. Into. Breaking. A. Treaty. Not the spying per se.
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Postby Evil Wolf » Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:07 pm

The Python wrote:The. Problem. Was. That. TBH. Tricked. TEP. Into. Breaking. A. Treaty. Not the spying per se.


That's the assertion, yes, in between XKI whinging about the mean bad raiders who dared to infiltrate a defender group, and then trying to tell everyone how bad and terrible it is that they did it, even though defenders infiltrate raider groups on a daily basis since the dawn of R/D.

But it's not a surprise that XKI thinks TEP is ditzy and incapable of actually acting on their own. No, they have to be "tricked", as XKI claims, because XKI has such little respect for the intelligence of their supposed allies in TEP. If XKI actually had respect for TEP, they would have approached them directly and privately with their concerns rather than blast out this little propaganda piece aimed at shaming TEP.
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Postby Wischland » Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:05 pm

Evil Wolf wrote:But it's not a surprise that XKI thinks TEP is ditzy and incapable of actually acting on their own. No, they have to be "tricked", as XKI claims, because XKI has such little respect for the intelligence of their supposed allies in TEP. If XKI actually had respect for TEP, they would have approached them directly and privately with their concerns rather than blast out this little propaganda piece aimed at shaming TEP.

XKI had approached TEP directly and privately, discussed our concerns with them, come to a mutually agreed-upon conclusion, and made them aware that we intended to release a joint statement with TSP, thank you very much. In fact, that's the reason this statement wasn't published until several days after the events it concerns, because we wanted to work out things with TEP first. Don't make assumptions about XKI's opinions on and relations with our friends and allies; it only makes it abundantly clear that you have no idea what a strong, mutually constructive relationship looks like.

Now you've said your bit and I've said mine. Unless you have something to add besides grossly misrepresenting XKI, I think we can conclude this conversation.
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Postby Evil Wolf » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:53 pm

As amusing as XKI's attempts to dismiss legitimate criticisms may be, had XKI contacted TEP and reached a mutual agreement, they would have released a joint statement with TEP, not a propaganda bit with TSP dunking on TEP.

The fact that this is a hit piece aimed squarely at trying to influence TEP citizens means that any talks, if they even occurred, did not go the way XKI wanted them to.
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Postby Tim-Opolis » Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:06 pm

Incessant whinging from the peanut gallery of days long past aside, this seems like a sound statement with sensible conclusion. It's good to see TEP-XKI maintaining their relationship moving forward, as well as TSP's involvement as a mutual ally of both. Condolences to all involved regions for having to be dragged into this at all on account of The Black Hawks' carelessness towards Foreign Relations.

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Tim-Opolis wrote:Incessant whinging from the peanut gallery of days long past aside

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