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Embassy Program of Laeral (Closed, MT, Apply Within)

Postby Laeral » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:43 pm


Laeralian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministre Laeralien des Affaires Ètrangères
絲綢之鄉民國外交部



In the interests of promoting international harmony and productive relationships between nations, President Nicholas Brennan and Marie-Claire Beringer, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, have designated and renovated multiple properties in Laeralsford, the capital of Laeral, as sites for embassies. For more information, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at: www.foreignaffairs.gov.lr

Why Laeral?
Laeral is a federal semi-presidential democracy in the International Democratic Union, one of the most prestigious General Assembly regions. It's a liberal-leaning, Asian nation that was colonized by the French, with a total landmass of 490,499 km². Laeral has a population of 79.2 million and is the regional delegate of the IDU. Laeral's government is designed to be as democratic as possible, and residents enjoy high civil rights. The legislature is the most powerful of the three branches of government. Major exports include fine textiles and silks, electronic equipment, and cultural products. Our major imports are largely foodstuffs. For more information on Laeral, go to this factbook.

Laeral's foreign policy involves promoting Laeralian values such as democracy and human rights through multilateralism and free trade. Laeral hopes to find allies abroad, as well as ensure that the crucial flow of foodstuffs into Laeral continues. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs enjoys a large budget and high government support, allowing it to expand embassies and consulates to more nations than ever before. Laeral was a member of the Non-Aligned Movement during the Cold War, but today is adopting a more proactive role in international relations. Today, Laeral is a member of the World Assembly, United Nations, International Democratic Union, and numerous other international organizations.

Embassies:
Embassies are to be located in the capital and largest city of Laeralsford. Consulates may be located there or in the cities of Althea, Hanshui, Lyrene, and Rilos.

Laeralsford was founded in 1857, soon after Laeral became independent, on the site of the Autumn Palace of the monarchs of High Fells. It is located where the Laer River joins with the Zhongshui River- the two largest rivers in the country. Laeralsford is the home of all federal government buildings, including Republic House (the Prime Minister's residence) Legislature Hall (home of the Legislature) and the Palace of Justice (home to the judiciary). It is also the sight of numerous museums. Laeralsford has a population of 8.4 million people, of Laeral's total population of 79.2 million. Noted attractions include the Laeralian Museum, Jingmei Temple, and the skyscraper Tour Prospérité. More information about Laeralsford is available in the post below.

Regular embassies will be located along picturesque Beaulieu Plaza or along the charming Hebian Street, in downtown Laeralsford. The Beaulieu Plaza embassies are located in the 7th Arrondissement (Linshui) which is home to many picturesque restaurants and shops. It is just across the Laer River from the majority of government buildings and facilities. There are 20 historic properties available, from 1 Beaulieu Plaza to 12 Beaulieu Plaza and from 16 Beaulieu Plaza to 20 Beaulieu Plaza. These regular embassies are all similar, with two stories each. Each story is around 10 meters by 18 meters. These embassies each have two parking spaces located in the back, and each embassy has a small garden courtyard in the back. They are each a short walk from a local metro station.
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Above: A Regular Embassy

There are also 4 larger embassies on Beaulieu Plaza, available for nations which demonstrate a need for the extra space or have longstanding ties with Laeral. These embassies are each three stories, with a small (5 by 5) meter basement beneath. They each have parking for 5 cars, as well as a courtyard behind. These are also located along Beaulieu Plaza. However, the locations for large embassies are currently all taken, and so this option is currently unavailable.
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Above: A large Embassy

Given the increasing demand for embassies in Laeral, an alternate 'overflow' location for embassies has been located. Hebian Street is a street along the north bank of the River Laer, running from the 4th Arrondissement (Jiumei) in the west to the 14th Arrondissement (Dulan) in the east. The sites for the embassy are located along the riverbank in the 4th Arrondissement, a relatively safe neighborhood. The area has two universities nearby, University of Laeralsford and Laeralford Provincial University. As such, the nearby area is largely inhabited by college students, although there are also a number of trendy shops as well as picturesque college campuses to visit. This is also a Historic District, and so embassies are subject to certain restrictions on making changes to the building. The embassies on Hebian St. are numbered in increments of ten from 1720 to 1840. They are identical to the standard embassies on Beaulieu Plaza.

Additionally, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has designated Nanbei Avenue as another possible site for embassies. It is located in the 9th Arrondissement (Hualien), a neighborhood noted for its many bridges and for it's many small restaurants and teahouses. These embassies, extremely similar to the other standard embassies, are located along Hanbei Avenue, a relatively busy street. The major difference is that Nanbei Avenue has foot and car traffic along it at most times of day, which may prove disruptive to some. Embassies are currently numbered from 12 to 22, with more coming soon.

There are also consulates available in Laeralsford, for nations that do not foresee the need for a full embassy. Consulates are located on Fay Avenue, a relatively quiet street near the grounds of the prestigious Laeralian Women's College. These consulates are each a suite within an office building at 1600 Fay Avenue, known as (appropriately enough) the Diplomat Suites, with no amenities such as parking spaces available. This office building is located in the 7th Arrondissement (Linshui). Other suites are largely owned by businesses. The consulate-suites are available are:
#540, 550, 570, 600, 610, 620, 670, 840, 890, and 1180.



Auxiliary Consulates
Consulates may also be located in several other Laeralian cities:
Althea, Loiraine: Laeral's second largest city, Althea is the cultural and historical capital of Laeral, and was once the political center of Laeral. There are numerous tourist attractions, including the Cyr Bridge, the Spring Palace, former home of the Laeralian monarchy, and numerous historical Catholic churches and cathedrals. One of the oldest colonial cities in the country, Althea is a center of culture, full of chefs, academics, and artists. Althea is the capital of Loiraine Province, the fourth largest in the country. It is notable for it's colonial architecture as well as it's thriving deepwater port. Althea is in fact one of the largest ports in the country. Major industries include ceramics. It is also home to the Althea Stock Exchange.
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The consulates are to be located along Rue Courtois, a small side street located in Althea's 4th Arrondissement. This quiet neighborhood, set back from the ocean, is home to the famed Althean Ballet, as well as the Althean Symphony Orchestra. Consulates are numbered from 8 to 12 Rue Courtois.


Hanshui, Nanhai: Hanshui is the largest westward city in Laeral, and the third-largest city in the country and capital of Nanhai province. It is known for it's traditional culture, including it's tea harvesting. Hanshui has among the best teahouses in the country, as well as being the national center of calligraphy and music. One noted attraction is the National Museum of Antiquities, the most famed museum in Laeral, which contains over 500,000 works of ceramics, calligraphy, sculpture, and metalworking. The city itself is very mountainous, and major industries include tea-harvesting, agriculture, and textiles. Consulates in Hanshui are to be on Heping Street, a small, noticeably slanted side street located among the mountains overlooking the city center.
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Lyrene, Bethune: Lyrene, Bethune: Founded as a mining town and port, Lyrene has evolved into a diverse, modern financial center and home of the University of Bethune as well as Lyrene University, both large and prestigious schools. It is one of the largest ports in the country, the fifth-largest city, and also one of the primary host cities for incoming immigrants, giving it a diverse flavor. It is known for it's many bridges, some of which date back over a century. It is a major point of entry for tourists and immigrants, meaning that consulates are often established there. It is also the home of the Lyrene Stock Exchange, and the headquarters of many dynamic businesses. Consulates will be along Rue de l'université, one of the largest streets in Lyrene, from number 1120 to 1200.
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Rilos, Cenefort: A densely populated northern city, the fourth largest in Laeral, Rilos is a former manufacturing city, with a crumbling economy and high levels of unemployment. Known nationally for its' racial unrest, high crime rates, and poverty, Rilos is probably among the worst cities in Laeral to live in, but also among the most interesting. A new mayor has pledged to renew the city, and there are scattered signs that the city may finally be moving in the right direction. Consulates in Rilos are to be located along Rue Loucheur, a pleasant, tree-lined street near City Hall.
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Rules for Embassies
Number of personnel: Large embassies may be staffed by up to 40 people. A regular embassy may be staffed by a maximum of 25 personnel, including security. Consulates may be staffed by up to 10 personnel, including security.
No automatic, chemical, explosive, or, for the love of God, nuclear weapons are allowed for diplomatic staff or security. Laeral in general is a safe nation, and it is unlikely that a heavy security presence will be necessary.
The only weapons permitted will be ceremonial blades, crowd control melee weapons such as batons, tasers or other stun weapons, pistols, or rifles. All weaponry brought into Laeral must be declared, and only security personnel may carry lethal weapons outside of the embassy. Heavier weaponry than what is permitted may be allowed, if it is thoroughly justified and has the written consent of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
No armed vehicles permitted and a maximum of five vehicles are allowed to be imported. We recommend sedans, SUVs, motorcycles, or bicycles, as some areas of Laeralsford have narrow streets. Additional vehicles may be purchased or rented in Laeral. Vehicles will be presented with diplomatic license plates. Additionally, all diplomatic staff receive free mass transit passes, to use as they wish.
Aircraft may not be brought into Laeral by diplomatic staff.
The embassies along Beaulieu Plaza are considered historic properties and protected under the Historic Building Preservation Act. As such, all renovations, add-ons, and exterior painting must be cleared with the Historic Preservation Bureau.
All foods, beverages, drugs, and animals must be declared to customs and may be denied entry by authorities.
All tobacco products entering the country are subject to a 5-mark fee per pack of cigarettes, with other tobacco products having their own fines. We recommend that you do not bring tobacco products into the country.
All personnel entering the country must be vaccinated and undergo a medical screening.
Please note that Laeral is a World Assembly member and all diplomats within its borders are protected under GAR#22, "Diplomat Protection Act". The chancery facility is considered the property of the nation staffing the embassy.


Which nations is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs looking for?
While Laeral welcomes diplomats from almost all nations, we would most like democracies to join. We welcome members from any region, although we would especially like members from our home region of the International Democratic Union, the Pacific regions, Social Liberal Union, Europe, Europeia, and other democratic regions.

Beaulieu Plaza Embassies:
1 Beaulieu Plaza: Azuredh, Baron Simon Venhellen
2 Beaulieu Plaza: Russian Mafia Government, Federal Ambassador Mizenov Valentina Mikhailovich
3 Beaulieu Plaza: Lauchenoiria, Ambassador Juliette Sinclair
4 Beaulieu Plaza: Aleri Republic, Mrs. Mila Benini
5 Beaulieu Plaza: The Silver Cities, National Ambassador Erika Vesila
6 Beaulieu Plaza: Argentinstan, Ambassador Extraordinaire Leah Farol
7 Beaulieu Plaza: Andreso, Ambassador Harley Jung
8 Beaulieu Plaza: Samudera Darussalam, Ambassador Halim Swee Chang
9 Beaulieu Plaza: Calenmor, Carfan (ambassador) Rawien Arist
10 Beaulieu Plaza: Les Guyanes, Mademoiselle Kate Martinez
11 Beaulieu Plaza: Verwood Island Archipelago, Ambassador James Braithwaite
12 Beaulieu Plaza: Rarstotzka, Major Axel Harding
17 Beaulieu Plaza: Benjamin Mark, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Amy Wong
18 Beaulieu Plaza: La Habana Cuba, Cuban Ambassador Yat-sen Chang
19 Beaulieu Plaza: Very Small and Unusually Obscure Island, Ambassador Julie Blanchett
20 Beaulieu Plaza: The Chris Empire, Ambassador Jennifer Dolen

Hebian Street Embassies:
1720 Hebian Street: Skoden, Foreign Ambassador William Andersson
1730 Hebian Street: Guirin, Mr. Nobura Sasori
1740 Hebian Street: Yohannes, Her Excellency Ms Luise Raffaela Ehrenpreis, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Nineteen Countries in Laeral
1750 Hebian Street: Palmyrion, His Excellency Nathaniel S. Delgado, Envoy of the Royal Palmyrian Commonwealth to Laeral
1760 Hebian Street: Republic of Altos and Stratis, Ms. Antia Asellio, Ambassador of the Republic
1770 Hebian Street: OPEN
1780 Hebian Street: OPEN
1790 Hebian Street: OPEN
1800 Hebian Street: Semolia, His Excellency, Mr. Marco Haísset, Royal Ambassador
1810 Hebian Street: OPEN
1820 Hebian Street: Jeltronia, Ambassador Margaret Fuller
1830 Hebian Street: Diarcesia, Ambassador Maquinna Vance
1840 Hebian Street: Adab, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Rahman al-Wahab

Hanbei Avenue
12 Hanbei Avenue: OPEN
13 Hanbei Avenue: OPEN
14 Hanbei Avenue: Arthropol, Ambassador Céline Vallée
15 Hanbei Avenue: Van Hool Islands, Ambassador Damon Ma
16 Hanbei Avenue: Trive 38, Ambassador Alicia Yung Price
17 Hanbei Avenue: Serriel, Ambassador Maleela Hasan
18 Hanbei Avenue: OPEN
19 Hanbei Avenue: OPEN
20 Hanbei Avenue: OPEN
21 Hanbei Avenue: OPEN
22 Hanbei Avenue: Wachterland, The Honourable Johann Markus Steiner, Wachterlander Ambassador to the Allied Provinces of Laeral



Large Embassies:
13 Beaulieu Plaza: Nikler, High Admiral Jon Jonson
14 Beaulieu Plaza: Slokais Islands, Federal Ambassador Elizabeth Hart
15 Beaulieu Plaza: Ceflania, Foreign Ambassador Alanna Strieff
16 Beaulieu Plaza: Legionas, Ambassador Alexander Van Hoyt

Consulates:
Diplomat Suites, Laeralsford
Suite 540: Vexam, Consul Halifax
Suite 550: OPEN
Suite 570: OPEN
Suite 600: OPEN
Suite 610: OPEN
Suite 620: OPEN
Suite 670: OPEN
Suite 840: OPEN
Suite 890: OPEN
Suite 1180: OPEN

Althea, Loiraine

Hanshui, Nanhai
18 Heping Street: Samudera Darussalam, Consul Hamidah Gunawan
19 Heping Street: La Habana Cuba, General Consul Alberto Rodriguez

Lyrene, Bethune
1120 Rue de l'université: Samudera Darussalam, Consul Tommy Saputra Chen
1120 Rue de l'université: Andreso, Consul General Gerry McClay

Rilos, Cenefort


To join, please post to this thread with a completed application from below. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be with you shortly.


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Name of Nation:
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Ambassador's Name:
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Background and life of Ambassador:
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Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about:
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Number of staff being brought to Embassy:
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( )Laeralsford
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A view of the 3rd from one of the hills overlooking the city

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Central Laeralsford

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A Diplomat's Guide to Laeralsford

A Map of Laeral

A Map of Laeralsford

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Getting There and Around
The main airport in Laeralsford is Laeralsford International Airport (LFI), which offers flights to numerous other airports throughout the IDU. Visitors from outside the IDU will likely have to take a connecting flight. LFI is located about 4 km from the city center, but a shuttle is operated from the airport. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends taking Air Laeral, the state-run airline, because of it's fast, dependable, and quality service.
Alternately, visitors can take a boat to Laeralsford; this is slow, expensive (although scenic) and not recommended.

For travel throughout Laeral, the Réseau Ferroviaire National de Laeral (RNFL) / Laeralian National Railway Network (LNRN) is a system of track totaling over 29000 km, with high-speed passenger trains run by Laeralian Railways, another state-owned company. The railroad's hub is in Laeralsford, with spokes running to Serra, Laeral City, Trinity, Rilos, and Selise. From those hubs, practically every city in Laeral can be reached quickly and efficiently. Additionally, each embassy is given a free Laeralian Railways annual pass; it grants free passage for one year for one member of the embassy staff at a time, via 1st class, 1st Class Express (a private, secure bullet train), or any lower class of train transport. The Laeralsford train station, Laeralsford-Pierre Leung, is located in the 5th Arrondissement. Train tickets can be purchased affordably and in bulk there. There are 6 classes of Laeralian train transport. The MFA recommends Express 1st Class or 1st Class to be used for diplomatic transport. Alternately, a private train can be chartered (which is enormously expensive) or a spot can be purchased on board a Secure Express train. These trains, typically used to transport confidential materials and large sums of money from place to place, are designed for secure, uninterrupted transport of goods that need to be protected. In the unlikely event that an embassy requires a spot on board a Secure Express train, they leave once a week from Laeralsford-Pierre Leung Railway Station.

Alternately, embassy staff can travel throughout the nation via car. Laeral's highway system is mediocre, all in all, but is sufficient to travel to almost any location. It is important to note that this will likely be slower than train travel for traveling from city to city, but in the event that a member of the diplomatic staff must travel to an isolated village, a car will suffice. Cars may be rented from numerous locations around Laeralsford.

There are a variety of ways to travel within Laeralsford. City public transportation, administered under the Transports en Commun Laeralsford (TCL) banner provides affordable bus/subway transportation.

Language
A variety of languages are spoken in Laeral, and so most signs and the like will have writing in French, English, and Min Chinese. Here is a breakdown of which percentage of the Laeralian population speaks which languages:







LanguagePercentage of Population Speaking
French89.7%
English87.3%
Min61.8%
Old Laeralian52.1%
Mandarin24.4%
Derriset8.1%
Taiwanese7.0%
Various other languages are also spoken.
It is recommended that all diplomats speak either French or English, as they are the most common languages spoken in Laeral. French is used for legal language, diplomacy, and as a daily tongue, while English is used for business and international trade, and for speaking with foreigners. Min is spoken in rural areas, and Old Laeralian is practically never used conversationally, as it is a very formal language taught mostly in classical courses.

Navigation

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Laeralsford is built along the Laer River where it is flowed into by the smaller Chongqin River. As such, the city is divided by those three rivers, which are crossed by numerous bridges. The areas north of the Laer are generally better-off and majority white, while areas south of it are generally poorer and majority Asian. Meanwhile, the area between the two rivers before they merge is mostly financial and office buildings.

Navigating Laeralsford, although hindered by a complex and difficult-to-understand address system, is made easier by the separation of the city into 20 Arrondissements. This French system organizes the city into twenty numbered districts, and in fact dates back to the 1860s. However, each of those arrondissements has it's own name popularized by the residents. These arrondissements are typically different in character from one another, and vary greatly. An outline of each one is below:

1st Arrondissement (Federal District)- This small neighborhood is dominated by government buildings and offices, including Republic House (the Prime Minister's residence), Legislature Hall, and the Palace of Justice (housing Laeral's national courts). It is therefore full of tourists and government employees. One notable place is Peace Park, a large park within the Federal District including playgrounds and gardens.

2nd Arrondissement (Fuxing)- Located across the Laer from the 1st, Fuxing is a historic district and full of colonial/baroque style houses, restaurants, and cafes.

3rd Arrondissement (Lushui)- Located between the junction of the Laer and the Chongqin, this is the busiest financial and business area in Laeralsford, and is the home of the Laeralsford Stock Exchange, the headquarters of many of Laeral's wealthiest companies, and the Ministry of Finance.

4th Arrondissement (Jiumei)- A small waterfront neighborhood, home to two of Laeralsford's four intown colleges (University of Laeralsford and Laeralsford Provincial University). A pleasant place to take a stroll through.

5th Arrondissement (Tinglan)- A rapidly gentrifying area featuring high levels of development but also high levels of petty crime.

6th Arrondissement (Minghui)- Located along the Western border of the Federal District, Minghui is home to many government offices, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It also has a number of relatively affordable houses and apartments, making it an attractive place to live for bureaucrats and staffers.

7th Arrondissement (Linshui)- Just across the Laer from the 6th, the 7th is a growing neighborhood of shops and businesses including Beaulieu Plaza, the home of Laeralsford's embassies.

8th Arrondissement (Suogang)- A large northern neighborhood, consisting mostly of expensive homes and residences.

9th Arrondissement (Hualien)- An area with numerous bridges linking to it, Suogang has some of the best teahouses in the city.

10th Arrondissement (Dazhai)- A secondary financial area, home to the skyscrapers of businesses seeking to avoid the high land prices found in the 3rd.

11th Arrondissement (Liyushan)- A sparsely populated area on the outskirts of the city of Laeralsford, Liyushan is largely residential, except for a strip of docks and warehouses along the riverbank.

12th Arrondissement (Nanmen)- A triangle of land protruding into the Chongqin, Nanmen has the highest rates of crime in Laeralsford and is the home of numerous smuggling operations, seedy nightclubs, and sketchy brothels. Not recommended for diplomats.

13th Arrondissement (Guohua)- A practically suburban area on the outskirts of the city.

14th Arrondissement (Dulan)- Largely home to government employees due to it's location alongside the Federal District. Site of many new and affordable residences.

15th Arrondissement (Gaoliang)- The 'temple district', so to speak, and home of many places of worship, especially those of Laeralian folk religions. Home to many specialty stores and the best place in the city to find incense, portable shrines, and the like.

16th Arrondissement (Xiaowao)- A largely residential strip of land on the north side of Laeralsford.

17th Arrondissement (Shawai)- The poorest area in the city, Shawai is perhaps the only place where accommodation is still affordable.

18th Arrondissement (Checheng)- A seedy area on the outskirts of the city, bordering the 12th, Checheng is home to a large concentration of public housing.

19th Arrondissement (Donghei)- A retail and business area. A nice place to find boutiques, teahouses, etc.

20th Arrondissement (Liuqui)- A developing area, where newly arrived-immigrants are typically sent. As a result, some of the best ethnic food in the country can be found in this miniature World Assembly of ethnic food and culture.

Conditions and Safety
Laeralsford is a highly developed city, and so conditions are similar to a typical city in a developed nation. Water is safe to drink, there is little danger of street violence, and the situation is very stable. It must be noted that strikes are relatively common in Laeral, and so it is possible that there may be strikes in various industries.
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Postby Calenmor » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:54 pm

Name of Nation: The United Realms of Calenmor
NS Nation Classification: Left-wing Utopia
Nation Classification: Federated Democratic-Meritocratic Monarchial-Republic
NS Region: Forest
Head of Government: N/A
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent): Araslant Moreg
Ambassador's Name: Rawien Arist
Ambassador's Titles: Carfan (the word for "ambassador" or "representative" in Arbain)
Ambassador's Age and Gender: 21yo Female
Background and life of Ambassador: Born to a poor family in the National Capital of Draugost, she exhibited a tendency toward hard work from an early age, entering extracurricular work programs and helping in the family business at the young age of 13. After several years of small contract work, she caught the eye of a government official and quickly found herself in positions of importance. She's calm, honest, sincere, compassionate, and curious. She can be a bit too timid at times but this may just be a mechanism to deal with her position. She finds the world to be a remarkable place, and looks forward to international travel, but feels that there are some things that we will never be able to truly know.
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: Anarandil Hunaurion (Husband/Partner), Thrilmalia Arist (3yo Daughter)
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about: No
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of: No
1st Choice for Embassy location: 9 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location: 12 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location: 3 Beaulieu Plaza
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: 11
Number of security being brought to Embassy: 9
Weapons of security: Gwaen pattern arc-pistols (basically they fire small lightning bolts that can stun or kill depending on the setting)
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: None, 2 four door vehicles of local make will be purchased upon arrival for our use
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared: None
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?: None
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation?: Yes. We will notify you once we are ready (ie. once I get around to starting an embassy thread)
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: Yes
Is there anything else we should know?: We look forward to working with you in the future

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Postby Laeral » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:23 pm

To: Araslant Moreg, United Realms of Calenmor
From: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
Subject: Embassy Application

Congratulations!

Your request for an embassy located at 9 Beaulieu Plaza has been approved. The embassy is ready for use at this time; Cartan Arist and her staff and family may move in at a date convenient for them. I am confident that Carfan Arist and her family will settle in easily, although you may wish to note that Laeralsford has a cold climate which is presumably colder than the Carfan is used to. We look forward to working with Carfan Arist in future, especially given her age. She must be quite extraordinary to become an ambassador at age 21!

On another note, the Ministry of Public Safety would like to warn you that the use of electricity-based weapons on individuals with heart problems or with pacemakers may result in unintentional death. Obligatory safety warning aside, the government would also like to view a demonstration of the Gwaen pattern arc-pistol, if possible. Other than that, we would be fully willing to establish an embassy and trade ties with Calenmor as soon as both parties are ready.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral
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Postby Nikler » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:16 pm

Name of Nation: Nikler
NS Nation Classification: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Nation Classification: United Kingdom
NS Region: International Democratic Union
Head of Government: Steven Jefferson
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent): Councilor Daniel Warren
Ambassador's Name: Jon Jonson
Ambassador's Titles: High Admiral
Ambassador's Age and Gender: 26 Male
Background and life of Ambassador: College- N/A
Past occupations- Front liner
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: N/A
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about: Has robot arm
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of: Very Paranoid; Does not react well to surprise
Why do you require a Large Embassy?: Security; shares a border
1st Choice for Embassy location: 13 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location: 14 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location: 15 Beaulieu Plaza
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: 5
Number of security being brought to Embassy:24
Weapons of security: Diplomat: .54 revolver
Security: M25 laser rifle (single shot) and ceremonial bayonets
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: 3 armor plated jeeps
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared: A coat of arms
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?: two entrances, no windows
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application):N/A
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: yes
Is there anything else we should know?: N/A

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Postby Laeral » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:29 pm

To: Councilor Daniel Warren, United Kingdom of Nikler
From: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
Subject: Embassy Application

In response to your recent embassy application, it is the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provisionally deny your application until certain provisions are met. Although this decision was made carefully, with full consideration of Nikler's role and importance to Laeral, we have to object to your embassy application on certain conditions. I will outline these below:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned about the choice of Jon Jonson, a man who does not appear to have attended college, and has no mentioned diplomatic experience, as the ambassador to Laeral. although your Ministry of Foreign Affairs presumably knows best, we would also like more information about High Admiral Jonson's past. We also have issues with his description as 'very paranoid', which is not an ideal quality for a diplomat. We are fully willing to grant you a large embassy, and 13 Beaulieu Plaza is being reserved for you. We also wonder why 24 security staff are required for a diplomatic outpost, as opposed to only 5 regular staff. If there is a security reason to do so, we would be fully willing to provide additional security through the Laeralsford PD or the Gendarmes. We are provisionally willing to accept the laser rifle and jeeps, given Nikler's long ties to Laeral, however. Large embassies already have two entrances, but we cannot remove the windows from this structure. You are free to replace the with bulletproof glass, however. Thank you for applying. if you can explain ou objections, we will be willing to approve your application.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral
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Postby Nikler » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:57 pm

Dear Marie-Claire Beringer,

After reading your response to our application, we have since reconsidered some of our choices. First of all, While Jonson has never had a higher education, he is a skilled diplomat, as he proved when negotiating the peace we currently enjoy with the free stuff. He is very paranoid, however, this paranoia tends to reveal itself when discussing the free stuff and assasinations. This is also why we plan to have 24 security personnel. We will most certainly add bullet proof glass to the windows.

Yours truly,
Councilor Daniel Warren

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Postby Calenmor » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:18 pm

Laeral wrote:
To: Araslant Moreg, United Realms of Calenmor
From: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
Subject: Embassy Application

Congratulations!

Your request for an embassy located at 9 Beaulieu Plaza has been approved. The embassy is ready for use at this time; Cartan Arist and her staff and family may move in at a date convenient for them. I am confident that Carfan Arist and her family will settle in easily, although you may wish to note that Laeralsford has a cold climate which is presumably colder than the Carfan is used to. We look forward to working with Carfan Arist in future, especially given her age. She must be quite extraordinary to become an ambassador at age 21!

On another note, the Ministry of Public Safety would like to warn you that the use of electricity-based weapons on individuals with heart problems or with pacemakers may result in unintentional death. Obligatory safety warning aside, the government would also like to view a demonstration of the Gwaen pattern arc-pistol, if possible. Other than that, we would be fully willing to establish an embassy and trade ties with Calenmor as soon as both parties are ready.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral


To: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
From: Araslant Moreg, United Realms of Calenmor
Subject: Embassy and Arc Weaponry

I was extremely pleased to hear that our request for an Embassy within Laeral had been approved. I have the utmost faith in Carfan Arist and understand that she is even now preparing for departure to your fine nation.

With regards to Gwaen pattern arc-pistols, we understand the risks involved and our security personnel have been trained to use them only when those they are guarding come under attack in a way that they cannot repulse verbally or physically otherwise and will only use the "stun" setting unless protecting their charges from similarly hostile entities armed with ballistic or equivalent weaponry.

I am certain that a demonstration of the Gwaen pattern arc-pistols can be arranged as soon as a suitable course can be set up within Laeral or when suitable arrangements can be made for diplomatic observers from your fine nation to come to Calenmor for a more in-depth demonstration.

We will send word as soon as our current embassy program is ready for more embassies and look forward to working more closely in the future.

Sincerely,
Moreg
Araslant of Calenmor

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Postby Azuredh » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:30 am

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Azuredhi Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Regarding establishing relations between Azuredh and Laeral...




Name of Nation: Empire of Azuredh
NS Nation Classification: Democratic Socialists
Nation Classification: Constitutional Monarchy
NS Region: The Delta Alliance
Head of Government: Duke Grunwald Brunth
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent): Duke Eykir Shaint
Ambassador's Name: Simon Venhellen
Ambassador's Titles: Baron
Ambassador's Age and Gender: 58, M
Background and life of Ambassador: Baron Venhellen is a competent diplomat with a life-long experience. With a degree in Economics at the Azure City University, he served as consultant and then full time employee for the Azuredhi Minstry of Economy and Finance, after moving to the Embassadorial Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His family (wife and three sons) currently resides in Azuredh.
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: no one is accompaining
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about: Atrial Fibrillation under treatment with oral anticoagulant.
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of: none
1st Choice for Embassy location: 1 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location: 5 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location: 7 Beaulieu Plaza
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: 12 (1 secretary, 2 vice-secretary, 1 legal counselors, 2 general counselors, 6 administrative staff members)
Number of security being brought to Embassy: 8
Weapons of security: 8 pistols, 2 military sabres
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: 1 amored sedan car, 1 sedan
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared: Drugs used by the ambassador for his aforementioned illness. If the partucular drug or its equivalent is not avaiable in your country, we wish to be notified ASAP so we can provide shipment.
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?: none under present circumstances
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application): sure, visit here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=400417
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: Sure. We have a world-class agriculture, fish and IT industry, and we have well-developed tertiary service - we howewer rely on imports for most of the heavvy industry sector. If you wish to make proposals, we shall consider it.
Is there anything else we should know?: we do use NS stats

On behalf of His Imperial Majesty Graveth I
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Duke Eykir Shaint

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Postby Laeral » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:14 pm

Nikler wrote:Dear Marie-Claire Beringer,

After reading your response to our application, we have since reconsidered some of our choices. First of all, While Jonson has never had a higher education, he is a skilled diplomat, as he proved when negotiating the peace we currently enjoy with the free stuff. He is very paranoid, however, this paranoia tends to reveal itself when discussing the free stuff and assasinations. This is also why we plan to have 24 security personnel. We will most certainly add bullet proof glass to the windows.

Yours truly,
Councilor Daniel Warren


To: Councilor Daniel Warren, United Kingdom of Nikler
From: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
Subject: Embassy Application

Following your latest message, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has approved your embassy application. 13 Beaulieu Plaza is ready for High Admiral Jonson and staff to move in at any time. We would be interested in learning more about High Admiral Jonson, as we will presumably be working closely with him in future.

We would like to remind you that, although we have approved the unusually large amount of weaponry the ambassadorial complement will be bringing, we continue to not foresee any situations that would require the use of such a heavily-armed contingent. We would also like to remind you that under Laeralian law, diplomats and members of diplomatic staff may be deported if found guilty of murder or manslaughter. We do not foresee this occurring, of course, but my colleagues at the Ministry of Public Safety and the LPD become understandably cautious when hearing of such a heavily armed foreign contingent within Laeral's national capital. Nevertheless, we look forward to working with High Admiral Jonson and Nikler on matters of mutual importance.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral
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Postby Laeral » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:05 pm

Calenmor wrote:
To: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
From: Araslant Moreg, United Realms of Calenmor
Subject: Embassy and Arc Weaponry

I was extremely pleased to hear that our request for an Embassy within Laeral had been approved. I have the utmost faith in Carfan Arist and understand that she is even now preparing for departure to your fine nation.

With regards to Gwaen pattern arc-pistols, we understand the risks involved and our security personnel have been trained to use them only when those they are guarding come under attack in a way that they cannot repulse verbally or physically otherwise and will only use the "stun" setting unless protecting their charges from similarly hostile entities armed with ballistic or equivalent weaponry.

I am certain that a demonstration of the Gwaen pattern arc-pistols can be arranged as soon as a suitable course can be set up within Laeral or when suitable arrangements can be made for diplomatic observers from your fine nation to come to Calenmor for a more in-depth demonstration.

We will send word as soon as our current embassy program is ready for more embassies and look forward to working more closely in the future.

Sincerely,
Moreg
Araslant of Calenmor


To: Araslant Moreg, United Realms of Calenmor
From: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
Subject: Arc Weaponry

We are glad to hear of your confidence in the safety of your weaponry and the discipline of your security personnel. We have a firing range available at the Institute of Military Studies in Laeralsford which I believe would be suitable for a demonstration of your arc-pistols.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral
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Postby Laeral » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:57 pm

Azuredh wrote:
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Azuredhi Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Regarding establishing relations between Azuredh and Laeral...




Name of Nation: Empire of Azuredh
NS Nation Classification: Democratic Socialists
Nation Classification: Constitutional Monarchy
NS Region: The Delta Alliance
Head of Government: Duke Grunwald Brunth
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent): Duke Eykir Shaint
Ambassador's Name: Simon Venhellen
Ambassador's Titles: Baron
Ambassador's Age and Gender: 58, M
Background and life of Ambassador: Baron Venhellen is a competent diplomat with a life-long experience. With a degree in Economics at the Azure City University, he served as consultant and then full time employee for the Azuredhi Minstry of Economy and Finance, after moving to the Embassadorial Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His family (wife and three sons) currently resides in Azuredh.
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: no one is accompaining
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about: Atrial Fibrillation under treatment with oral anticoagulant.
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of: none
1st Choice for Embassy location: 1 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location: 5 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location: 7 Beaulieu Plaza
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: 12 (1 secretary, 2 vice-secretary, 1 legal counselors, 2 general counselors, 6 administrative staff members)
Number of security being brought to Embassy: 8
Weapons of security: 8 pistols, 2 military sabres
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: 1 amored sedan car, 1 sedan
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared: Drugs used by the ambassador for his aforementioned illness. If the partucular drug or its equivalent is not avaiable in your country, we wish to be notified ASAP so we can provide shipment.
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?: none under present circumstances
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application): sure, visit here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=400417
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: Sure. We have a world-class agriculture, fish and IT industry, and we have well-developed tertiary service - we howewer rely on imports for most of the heavvy industry sector. If you wish to make proposals, we shall consider it.
Is there anything else we should know?: we do use NS stats

On behalf of His Imperial Majesty Graveth I


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Duke Eykir Shaint


To: Duke Eykir Shaint, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Empire of Azuredh
From: Marie-Claire Beringer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
Subject: Embassy Application

Apologies for this late reply in regards to your embassy application. Although the last several days at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been busy, we have agreed to allow your embassy to move forward. 1 Beaulieu Plaza has been readied for the arrival of Baron Venhellen. Your application has passed with flying colors- we object to none of the provisions within. The Baron's anticoagulants are completely fine to bring in. We look forward to working with Baron Velhellen in future.

As far as the trade provisions, Laeral does have a thriving tourism industry, as well as a large luxury textile industry. We would like to be able to sell Laeralian silk products in Azuredhi stores, as well as welcoming Azuredhi tourists. However, our farming, fishing, and IT industries are doing fine domestically, necessitating few, if any, Azuredhi exports. Representatives of the Laeralian Ministry of Trade will be willing to discuss further once the Azuredhi delegation arrives.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral
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Aleri Republic
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Postby Aleri Republic » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:14 am

ImageDear Marie-Claire Beringer,

On behalf of President Pro-Tempore Saluo Rivereto, I am contacting you in order to formally establish a diplomatic bond between our great nations. It is my sincere and honest hope that our embassy request is looked well upon by you, and that this may be the start of a great friendship between out nations.

Sincerely,
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Marino Sindonema, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Name of Nation: The Democratic States of Aleria
NS Nation Classification: Left-wing Utopia
Nation Classification: Democratic Republic
NS Region: The Union of Democratic States
Head of Government: Saluo Rivereto
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent): Marino Sindonema
Ambassador's Name: Mila Benini
Ambassador's Titles: Mrs.
Ambassador's Age and Gender: 36, Female
Background and life of Ambassador: After graduating from the University of Kvarbaro with a major in international relations, Mrs. Benini has served as an ambassador to the United States, Japan, and Austria
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: Fiera Benini (Wife, 32)
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about: None
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of: None
1st Choice for Embassy location: 4 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location: 5 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location: 6 Beaulieu Plaza
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: 15
Number of security being brought to Embassy: 6
Weapons of security: 6 revolvers, 6 tasers, 6 nightsticks
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: 2 6 door SUVs
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared: 2 Bottles of limoncello
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?: We would like to request a small room be converted to a Kunvemo, as Mila and Fiera Benini are deeply religious (Information on what a kunvemo is can be found here
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application): Already Have
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: Yes
Is there anything else we should know?: No
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Postby Laeral » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:05 pm

From: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
To: Marino Sindonema, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aleri Republic
Subject: Embassy Application

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I am pleased to notify you that the Aleri Republic's application for an embassy has been fully approved. 4 Beaulieu Plaza has been made ready for the presence of Mrs. Benini and her staff, with the exception of one point. We were unable to find any personnel capable of constructing a Kunvemo, due to the general lack of Diasunites in and around Laeral. We did not wish to construct a kunvemo without the presence of a Diasunite with the requisite knowledge. As such, we request that Mrs. Benini's staff be responsible for the installation and decoration of the Kunvemo. Otherwise, the embassy is fully ready for your diplomatic team, and we look forward to working with the Aleri Republic on matters of mutual importance.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral
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Postby Slokais Islands » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:11 pm

Name of Nation:Slokais Islands
NS Nation Classification: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Nation Classification: A large nation of 550 million people with large numbers of trout fishing and information teach. Average income is $60,000 per year with little gaps between the rich and poor crime is unknown thanks to a good police force
NS Region:International Democratic Union
Head of Government:Thomas Chavez
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent):Edward Rakin
Ambassador's Name:Elizabeth Hart
Ambassador's Titles:Federal Ambassador
Ambassador's Age and Gender:30 year old female
Background and life of Ambassador: Granddaughter of Slokais civil war activist. Has a degree in government from Liverpool Government School in 2011.
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: 52 year old Thomas Hart, senior delegate
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about:fear of tree-climbing bears
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of:No
Why do you require a Large Embassy?: Because of our long-time relationship with Laeral.
1st Choice for Embassy location:14 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location:15 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location:16 Beaulieu Plaza
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: 14
Number of security being brought to Embassy:10 grenadiers
Weapons of security:10 13-de rifles
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: guard car and ambassador car
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared:
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?:No
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application):Yes I would :)
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?:Yes
Is there anything else we should know?:No

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Postby Laeral » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:47 am

From: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
To: Edward Rakin, Federation of Slokais Islands
Subject: Embassy Application

Your embassy application has been approved on all conditions, and 14 Beaulieu Plaza has been made ready for Federal Ambassador Hart. As such, we are ready to work with you on matters of mutual importance. Tell Ambassador Hart not to fear; there are few tree-climbing bears in Laeral.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral
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Postby Les Guyanes » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:25 pm

Name of Nation: The Protectorate of Les Guyanes
NS Nation Classification: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy (or New York Times Democracy, it changes often)
Nation Classification: Democratic Republic
NS Region: The West Pacific
Head of Government: Jean-Claude Lafontaine
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent): Émile Charmes-Delgrès
Ambassador's Name: Kate Martinez
Ambassador's Titles: Monsieur (M.)
Ambassador's Honorific: Ambassador
Ambassador's Age and Gender: 41 Female
Background and life of Ambassador: N/A
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: N/A
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about: N/A
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of: N/A
1st Choice for Embassy location: 10 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location: 11 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location: 12 Beaulieu Plaza
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: 20
Number of security being brought to Embassy: 10
Weapons of security: 20x Tazers
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: 10x Renault SM3 Z.E. electric sedans
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared: N/A
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?: Must be powered by renewable energy.
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application): Established.
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: Established.
Would you like Laeral to establish a student exchange program?: Established.
Is there anything else we should know?: N/A
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Postby Laeral » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:04 pm

To: Émile Charmes-Delgrès, Protectorate of Les Guyanes
From: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
Subject: Guyanais Embassy Application

As a representative of the Allied Provinces of Laeral, it is my pleasure to inform you that your request for an embassy in Laeral has been approved. 10 Beaulieu Plaza has been made ready for Ambassador Martinez. As for your request relating to you embassy's power sources, you may rest assured- the embassies draw their power largely from the Huwan Hydroelectric Facility, a dam located several kilometers up the Laer river. We do have a question of protocol, however. Your application stated that Ambassador Martinez is to be referred to as 'Monsieur'. However, as Ambassador Martinez is female, French protocol would insist that she be referred to as either 'Madame' or 'Mademoiselle', depending on her marital status. Please advise.

Other than that, there are no issues relating to your embassy. We look forward to working with Ambassador Martinez, and Les Guyanes, in future.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral
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Embassy Program

Postby Vexam » Thu May 11, 2017 3:30 pm

Greetings Mr. Brennan, and Ms. Beringer,
My name is Qodron - Time's Envoy, and I act as the "Foreign Minister". Atheon has shown an interest in furthering relations with humanity, and we have decided you are the faction we would like to further relations with. The Axis Minds of Vexam are considered by the World Census to be a New York Times Democracy, although as we lack a true system of democracy, we chose to clasify ourselves as a Benevolent Dictatorship. Do not be allarmed, as this classification is not one of oppression, as we function as a hive mind, pursuing multiple objectives that have the most positive effects on the universe as possible. If this embassy deal continues we will be sending a axis mind, a commanding vex unit, called Halifax - Consul to Laeral. He mantains a hobgoblin shell, as to not frighten massive groups of people in the larger shells. He has no true gender, but is considered male. Halifax will be loaded with all relevent languages, including English, French, Old Laerelian, Min and Mandarain, Derriset, Taiwanese, Dutch, and Arabic. If we encouter any other languages, he will be updated imediatly to compinsate. Acompanying him will be a squad, consisting of 4 goblins, 2 hobgoblins, and a single Minotaur. These units will not be loaded in a combat sequence, and as such will weald no weaponry. We request the ability to build on the land we are given, because this would allow greated acsess between Laeral, and Vexam. Atheon, and I are currently designing our own embassy program, but due to the majority of our existance is in a digitized state it will be hard to have a functional embassy. We would also like to further trade relations with you, as we belive we could supply your citizens with new technology. Atheon has mentioned being able to give some humans access to the Vex Network, and it would act as wifi, and server space. This internet access would be second to none in speed, and band-width. I want to assure you that if you accept the offer, Halifax will not pose any threat to you, and that you should not fear him. It may be strange for humans to interact with us, but if there is anything we can do to make encounters between us, do not be afraid to contact me through this channel again, and I will work to rectify the situation.
-Qodron - Time's Envoy

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Embassy application

Postby Vexam » Fri May 12, 2017 5:37 am

Name of Nation: Vexam
NS Nation Classification: New York Times Democracy
Nation Classification: Benevolent dictatorship
NS Region: International Democratic Union
Head of Government: Atheon
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent): Qodron
Consul's Name: Halifax
Consul's Titles: Consul to Laeral
Consul's Honorific:
Consul's Age and Gender: Male
Background and life of Consul:
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Consul: 3 goblins, 2 hobgoblins, and a minotaur
Languages spoken by the Consul: All
Any medical issues the Consul has which we should know about: none
Any other issues or details about the Consul we should be aware of:
Number of staff being brought to Consulate: 8
Number of security being brought to Consulate: 0
Weapons of security: N/A
Vehicles being brought to Consulate: none
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared:
Any special requests relating to the Consulate's location or features?: We request the ability to build a gate near or inside the consulate.
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application):
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: Sure
Would you like Laeral to establish a student exchange program?:
Is there anything else we should know?:

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Verwood Island Archipelago
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Postby Verwood Island Archipelago » Fri May 12, 2017 12:48 pm

Name of Nation: Verwood Island Archipelago
NS Nation Classification: New York Times Democracy
Nation Classification: Constitutional Monarchy
NS Region: IDU
Head of Government: Anthony Cameron
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent): Sebastian Faulkner
Ambassador's Name: James Braithwaite
Ambassador's Titles: Mr.
Ambassador's Honorific: Ambassador
Ambassador's Age and Gender: Male 38
Background and life of Ambassador: Graduate of Port Suddery Business School. Joined the Diplomatic service and rose rapidly through the ranks to his current position. Well groomed, Intelligent, charismatic and honest are qualities that endear people to James Braithwaite
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: Sarah Braithwaite 35 (wife), Timothy Braithwaite 12 (son), Michelle Braithwaite 8 (daughter)
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about: None
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of: None
Languages spoken by the Ambassador: English, French, Old Laeralian
1st Choice for Embassy location: 7 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location: 2 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location: 11 Beaulieu Plaza
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: Five
Number of security being brought to Embassy: Three
Weapons of security: Single shot pistols, tasers
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: One armoured executive sedan and one armoured Range Rover for security team
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared: None
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?: Encrypted 5g wi-if access if available - if not encrypted 4g will also work. Satellite telecommunication hook ups and direct hardened fibre optic lines into the building. Full recycling facilities and if possible the building to be powered by renewable energy. These requests are based on the Archipelago's green yet technologically driven operating model.
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application): RL permitting this will follow!
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: Absolutely - based on an earlier exchange I'd say these were already in place but we just need to iron out the detail. As a nation the Archipelago supports free enterprise
Would you like Laeral to establish a student exchange program?: Yes - the Archipelago values both education and multi culturism
Is there anything else we should know?: No

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EMBASSY PROGRAM OF LAERAL

Postby Russian Mafia Government » Fri May 12, 2017 5:24 pm

Name of Nation: Russian Mafia Government
NS Nation Classification:Father Knows Best State
Nation Classification: Dictatorship
NS Region:IDU
Head of Government: Anatoli Anatoliavitch Batin
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent):Kapitra Kosch
Ambassador's Name: Federal Ambassador Mizenov Valentina (Valya) Mikhailovich
Ambassador's Titles: Federal Ambassador
Ambassador's Honorific: Federal Ambassador
Ambassador's Age and Gender: Female;25
Background and life of Ambassador: She is very well spoken, a huge germophobic, doesn't put up with lies, stands up for woman rights, is very proactive, is groomed, intelligent, charismatic, and humorous. At an early age attended our highest performing Middle School, Shoebill MS, later graduating from our top performing High school. She was in the top 2% of the graduates and all four years attended honor courses. She the later attended The University Of Shoebill, majoring in Foreign Affairs. She is now on the final stretches of getting a Doctorate on Foreign Affairs at Universitet Mira (university of Peace) in the western mountains before travelling to be the Federal ambassador.
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: Andrei Postra Mikhailovich 27 (Husband), Kirsanov Andrei Mikhailovich 9 (son), Lachinov Innokentiy Mikhailovich (son).
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about: Allergic to Olive Oil, Peanut Butter, and Cats.
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of: None.
Languages spoken by the Ambassador: English, Russian, Italian, and French.
Why do you require a Large Embassy?: Our Ambassador is also representing Spokoistvie dukha, a neighboring nation, and a larger embassy is needed to represent both, and to also hold more staff.
1st Choice for Embassy location: 15 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location: 16 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location: N/A
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: thirty seven
Number of security being brought to Embassy: five
Weapons of security: 12 mm one-shot Pistol, Tasers, and Batons.
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: Two armoured executive Lamborghini's, and two black armoured Toyota's (for security).
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared: None
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?: Full recycling facilities, and plenty of single bedrooms and baths. We would like to use as much renewable energy as possible, (our ambassador requested that you might do so.)
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application): Not at the moment; if time reveals that one must be established, then we will make haste to do so.
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: yes (both countries)
Would you like Laeral to establish a student exchange program?: Yes (Both countries) Both countries are heavily involved with education.
Is there anything else we should know?: Both countries are looking forward to work with you, and do our best to maintain trust, and do our work at high standards. Our ambassador is going to be working her third year as our ambassador, and has proven to do an amazing job, but do not hesitate to tell us your concerns, or questions.

С уважением,
Anatoli Anatoliavitch Batin
Minister of Congressional Affairs
The Dictatorship Of The Russian Mafia Government
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Postby The Silver Cities » Fri May 12, 2017 9:34 pm

Name of Nation: The Silver Cities
NS Nation Classification: Civil Rights Lovefest
Nation Classification: Representative Parliamentary Republic
NS Region: International Democratic Union
Head of Government: Vaclav O'Donnell
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent): Neil Bernhard
Ambassador's Name: Erika Vesela
Ambassador's Titles: National Ambassador
Ambassador's Honorific: Ambassador
Ambassador's Age and Gender: 46, Female
Background and life of Ambassador: Ms. Vesela is an entrepreneur, engineer and businesswoman known for her highly successful Platina-based startup company, Neuroworks Inc. She grew up in Platina and majored in Business Communications from the University of Verdebrine. The global nature of her company highlights her existing work on international stages, which in no small part aided her selection as Ambassador to Laeral by CR O'Donnell. Vesela remains popular with diplomats and citizens alike as an outspoken and talented innovator who stands as a model of integrity in the Silver Cities' business world.
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: N/A
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about: N/A
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of: N/A
Languages spoken by the Ambassador: English, French, German
1st Choice for Embassy location: 5 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location: 8 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location: 11 Beaulieu Plaza
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: 12
Number of security being brought to Embassy: 6
Weapons of security: TASERs, batons,
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: 0
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared: N/A
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?: N/A
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application): Eventually (embassy facilities in Platina are currently under construction)
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: Yes
Would you like Laeral to establish a student exchange program?: Yes
Is there anything else we should know?: N/A
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Postby Laeral » Sat May 13, 2017 6:31 am

To: Qodron - Time's Envoy, Foreign Minister, Axis Minds of Vexam
From: Marie-Claire Beringer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allied Provinces of Laeral
Subject: Consulate Application

Thank you for choosing to establish a consulate in the Allied Provinces. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is quite interested in establishing closer ties with Vexam. As such, your consulate, although different from what we are used to accommodating, has been approved. As you did not specify a preferred consulate location, we have designated 54 Fay Avenue as the site of your consulate, and have submitted a bill for 625,000 Laeralian Marks to your government for payment. Feel free to make changes to the property as you see fit, keeping in mind Laeralian law and Laeralsford construction ordinances.

It is undoubtedly clear to you at this point that this situation is quite unusual, both for your diplomats and for ours. In fact, the circumstances of your application spawned multiple heated discussions among MFA officials about the effects of approving Consul Halifax and his staff. We have not previously hosted a diplomat who has no need for food, for example, or who can speak every language in existence. Nevertheless, we will do our best to accommodate Consul Halifax, and look forward to working with him in future.

As for trade relations with Laeral, we would be happy to import Vexan technology, given that it fits Laeralian quality control standards. However, it does strike me as difficult to find a Laeralian audience wishing to use the Vex Network for internet connection and server space. Nevertheless, we can hopefully iron out the details with your Consul. I hear that Minister of the Internet Munroe would be quite interested to meet Consul Halifax, as is Delegate Catherine Gale (S-Chatillon). Hopefully, our two nations can collaborate on matters of mutual interest in the future.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral


Vexam wrote:Greetings Mr. Brennan, and Ms. Beringer,
My name is Qodron - Time's Envoy, and I act as the "Foreign Minister". Atheon has shown an interest in furthering relations with humanity, and we have decided you are the faction we would like to further relations with. The Axis Minds of Vexam are considered by the World Census to be a New York Times Democracy, although as we lack a true system of democracy, we chose to clasify ourselves as a Benevolent Dictatorship. Do not be allarmed, as this classification is not one of oppression, as we function as a hive mind, pursuing multiple objectives that have the most positive effects on the universe as possible. If this embassy deal continues we will be sending a axis mind, a commanding vex unit, called Halifax - Consul to Laeral. He mantains a hobgoblin shell, as to not frighten massive groups of people in the larger shells. He has no true gender, but is considered male. Halifax will be loaded with all relevent languages, including English, French, Old Laerelian, Min and Mandarain, Derriset, Taiwanese, Dutch, and Arabic. If we encouter any other languages, he will be updated imediatly to compinsate. Acompanying him will be a squad, consisting of 4 goblins, 2 hobgoblins, and a single Minotaur. These units will not be loaded in a combat sequence, and as such will weald no weaponry. We request the ability to build on the land we are given, because this would allow greated acsess between Laeral, and Vexam. Atheon, and I are currently designing our own embassy program, but due to the majority of our existance is in a digitized state it will be hard to have a functional embassy. We would also like to further trade relations with you, as we belive we could supply your citizens with new technology. Atheon has mentioned being able to give some humans access to the Vex Network, and it would act as wifi, and server space. This internet access would be second to none in speed, and band-width. I want to assure you that if you accept the offer, Halifax will not pose any threat to you, and that you should not fear him. It may be strange for humans to interact with us, but if there is anything we can do to make encounters between us, do not be afraid to contact me through this channel again, and I will work to rectify the situation.
-Qodron - Time's Envoy
Allied Provinces of Laeral: A liberal-leaning Asian nation, where French culture meets Chinese traditions and values.
Author of Issue #808, Big Trouble in Little Dàguó, and Issue #971, Ambassadors Inextraordinary

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Postby Laeral » Sat May 13, 2017 7:01 am

To: Sebastian Faulkner, Constitutional monarchy of Verwood Island Archipelago
From: Minister of Foreign Affairs Marie-Claire Beringer, Allied Provinces of Laeral
Subject: Embassy Application

The Laeralian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to report that your request for an embassy in Laeral has been easily approved. As such, 7 Beaulieu Plaza is being held for Ambassador Braithwaite and his staff. Given the long-standing ties of our two nations, we have great expectations for Ambassador Braithwaite, especially given the glowing descriptions we've heard of him. Your vehicles, staff, and weapons have all been approved. As for your requests, we can enable encrypted 5G wi-fi access, although you will be responsible for paying for the installation. The same is true with the satellite hookups and the fiber-optic lines. The reason that these were not pre-installed into the building is that the Beaulieu Plaza properties, situated as they are in Laeralsford's 3rd Arrondissement, where the majority of buildings date back to the 1800s, and have not been updated. Recycling facilities are already included with the building, and we can arrange for Laeralsford Municipal District recycling pickup, although you should advise the diplomatic staff to shred any confidential documents before recycling. As for the power requirements, the embassy site is in an older building, and so is not as energy-efficient as we would like. However, the Laeralsford Municipal District is powered largely by the Seiliu Hydroelectric Dam, the Gorge Bend nuclear power plant, and the Vertou solar power facility, with additional power coming from either natural gas or more far-flung solar and wind plants. If this does not fit your specifications, feel free to install your own renewable energy generators, such as solar panels, onto the property's roof.

As for Ambassador Braithwaite's family, they may be homeschooled, or attend the local international school, the Laeralsford International Academy. While I do not have children attending there myself, the school is very highly rated, and many foreign diplomats choose to send their children there. Please let us know if Timothy and Michelle Braithwaite will be attending.

As for the diplomatic work itself, we hope to enjoy a long and productive relationship with Ambassador Braithwaite and Verwood Island Archipelago itself. The student exchange program has already been approved, although trade ties will take longer to work out. The chief export that we believe VIA consumers would want is our high-quality textiles, and Minister of Trade Lariscy is hoping to meet with Ambassador Braithwaite upon his arrival.

One final note: I happen to speak Old Laeralian myself, and it is rare to find a foreigner who speaks the language. As such, I may stop over at the embassy myself for a chat sometime, if my schedule permits it. Ambassador Braithwaite seems like quite an interesting person.

Cordially yours,
Marie-Claire Beringer
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Allied Provinces of Laeral





Verwood Island Archipelago wrote:Name of Nation: Verwood Island Archipelago
NS Nation Classification: New York Times Democracy
Nation Classification: Constitutional Monarchy
NS Region: IDU
Head of Government: Anthony Cameron
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent): Sebastian Faulkner
Ambassador's Name: James Braithwaite
Ambassador's Titles: Mr.
Ambassador's Honorific: Ambassador
Ambassador's Age and Gender: Male 38
Background and life of Ambassador: Graduate of Port Suddery Business School. Joined the Diplomatic service and rose rapidly through the ranks to his current position. Well groomed, Intelligent, charismatic and honest are qualities that endear people to James Braithwaite
Names and Ages of any family members that will accompany the Ambassador: Sarah Braithwaite 35 (wife), Timothy Braithwaite 12 (son), Michelle Braithwaite 8 (daughter)
Any medical issues the Ambassador has which we should know about: None
Any other issues or details about the Ambassador we should be aware of: None
Languages spoken by the Ambassador: English, French, Old Laeralian
1st Choice for Embassy location: 7 Beaulieu Plaza
2nd Choice for Embassy location: 2 Beaulieu Plaza
3rd Choice for Embassy location: 11 Beaulieu Plaza
Number of staff being brought to Embassy: Five
Number of security being brought to Embassy: Three
Weapons of security: Single shot pistols, tasers
Vehicles being brought to Embassy: One armoured executive sedan and one armoured Range Rover for security team
Items or substances being brought into Laeral that would need to be declared: None
Any special requests relating to the Embassy's location or features?: Encrypted 5g wi-if access if available - if not encrypted 4g will also work. Satellite telecommunication hook ups and direct hardened fibre optic lines into the building. Full recycling facilities and if possible the building to be powered by renewable energy. These requests are based on the Archipelago's green yet technologically driven operating model.
Would you like Laeral to establish an Embassy in your nation? (If so, please add a link to the application): RL permitting this will follow!
Would you like Laeral to establish trade ties with your nation?: Absolutely - based on an earlier exchange I'd say these were already in place but we just need to iron out the detail. As a nation the Archipelago supports free enterprise
Would you like Laeral to establish a student exchange program?: Yes - the Archipelago values both education and multi culturism
Is there anything else we should know?: No
Allied Provinces of Laeral: A liberal-leaning Asian nation, where French culture meets Chinese traditions and values.
Author of Issue #808, Big Trouble in Little Dàguó, and Issue #971, Ambassadors Inextraordinary

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