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[IC] Q&A of Platinia

Postby Platinia » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:02 am

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The Dominion of Platinia



Exarch Sera is hereby opening enquiries in regards to both herself and the Dominion of Platinia in order to promote the transparency of goals, ideologies, overall way of life, as well as debunk any misconceptions that may currently be of any concern to foreign powers. Questions in regards to Exarch Sera's opinions on specific nations are also accepted.

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Postby Nevertopia » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:17 am

"How do you manage an anti-corruption policy in an autocratic government?"
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Postby Kyoki Chudoku » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:53 am

“So. I’m speaking on behalf of the Supreme Ultimate Country of Kyoki Chudoku- and really, myself. You’re quite an anomaly, and quite a concerning one at that. While I don’t intend to insult you, you do seem quite dangerous. And while I respect your autocratic rule, I do have numerous questions I wish to ask. Let’s just get on with it.

1. You are an autocrat. Not a very good one, mind- not from what I know about your devolution, anyway- but you are one. I’m going to blunt. Why do you wish to retain control for yourself, when you’re so happy to give it away anyway? It’s a legitimate question. I know democracy is rule by liars, but is there any reason you’re so adamant on being the ultimate authority beyond ability to stop things you don’t like?

2. Isn’t it a bit hypocritical to complain about damaging the natural environment when most of that environment is the result of unnatural terraforming? Unless I’m wrong about that? Or is it more of a “stop ruining all my hard work” thing?

3. What measure do you have in place- if any- to prevent your population from viewing you as a deity? Do you object to people doing this? I know I would. But many people disagree with me on many common sense matters.

4. Now for the tough questions. Given your ability to traverse universes, avoid basically any physical damage, and your other abilities, what exactly is holding you back from committing mass murder without any recourse for the victims? Morality doesn’t count. I’m talking in practical terms.

5. Exactly what is the range on this knowledge replication ability of yours? And do you use it for surveillance purposes? If so, what justification do you have for violating the minds of your citizens?

6. Do you seriously bite people’s tongues off for insulting you? Look, I’m not judging you, I’m just curious.

That’s it for now.”

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Platinia
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Postby Platinia » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:04 am

Nevertopia wrote:"How do you manage an anti-corruption policy in an autocratic government?"
- Prime Director Duval


Prime Director Duval,

"A good question, since this is probably one area where many are most uncertain how things actually work here. As we should all know, corruption is the government itself using their powers for personal gain, usually at the expense of the people. I do not rely on the people for personal gain. As strange as this may sound, Platinia itself does not need a population to survive, it is a purely autonomous system created to create and preserve the natural world and continues to expand on that. the people themselves that live within were not originally from here and are more or less treated as guests. I offered a peaceful place to stay free from hardships purely out of sympathy after seeing what had become of them. Pretty much everything is provided to them freely at my own expense."

"Despite the fact that I hold absolute power over all of Platinia itself, I would rather the people have freedom to govern themselves in local communities, or devolution as its called. I do keep a close eye on those whom they elect, however. If any of them are found to be using their elected position for personal gain and not for the benefit of everyone like they are supposed to, then that is where I would intervene and remove that corruption by means of sentencing that corrupt individual to permanent exile. The people can then elect a newly appointed individual for their local government."

- Exarch Sera
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Postby Platinia » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:11 am

Kyoki Chudoku wrote:“So. I’m speaking on behalf of the Supreme Ultimate Country of Kyoki Chudoku- and really, myself. You’re quite an anomaly, and quite a concerning one at that. While I don’t intend to insult you, you do seem quite dangerous. And while I respect your autocratic rule, I do have numerous questions I wish to ask. Let’s just get on with it.

1. You are an autocrat. Not a very good one, mind- not from what I know about your devolution, anyway- but you are one. I’m going to blunt. Why do you wish to retain control for yourself, when you’re so happy to give it away anyway? It’s a legitimate question. I know democracy is rule by liars, but is there any reason you’re so adamant on being the ultimate authority beyond ability to stop things you don’t like?

2. Isn’t it a bit hypocritical to complain about damaging the natural environment when most of that environment is the result of unnatural terraforming? Unless I’m wrong about that? Or is it more of a “stop ruining all my hard work” thing?

3. What measure do you have in place- if any- to prevent your population from viewing you as a deity? Do you object to people doing this? I know I would. But many people disagree with me on many common sense matters.

4. Now for the tough questions. Given your ability to traverse universes, avoid basically any physical damage, and your other abilities, what exactly is holding you back from committing mass murder without any recourse for the victims? Morality doesn’t count. I’m talking in practical terms.

5. Exactly what is the range on this knowledge replication ability of yours? And do you use it for surveillance purposes? If so, what justification do you have for violating the minds of your citizens?

6. Do you seriously bite people’s tongues off for insulting you? Look, I’m not judging you, I’m just curious.

That’s it for now.”

-Aozora Chiyumi, Supreme Overlady of All Reality


Aozora Chiyumi,

"No offense taken. I understand that what I am capable is cause for concern of many, however I can only reassure them that I mean no ill will toward anyone.

For your first question, I know that my autocratic position leaves a lot to be questioned, since I allow the people to govern themselves. However, these people are like guests in my own home. Lets put it into a little scenario, If you found yourself you own place to call home, spent so much time into building it just to your liking. But then you decide out of kindness to invite someone who has fallen on hardship into your home. Would you really want to give away everything like that? I certainly would be able to. especially if there is the potential of the said person undoing all of it. The people are free to leave if they choose to, but there would be no way back. Thankfully the people enjoy it enough that they have never wanted to leave such a happy lifestyle.

Moving to the second question, The terraforming is a bit of a contraction in some way, I can why you would question it. However, the planet itself before terraforming supports no natural life or environment. Only by terraforming does it finally begin to support such. the introduction of natural flora and fauna is then carried out once the planet is deemed safe for it and their survival is guaranteed.

Third, this one is probably the toughest one, as while I completely oppose being viewed as a deity and object to it at every mention of such, the most I can do is tell them that I am not. It is frustrating, but I know little of which I can prevent them from doing so. The people again, govern themselves, and I usually ask the elected to keep the populace from such worship.

Fourth... It is not my place to end life on a large scale without consequence when it comes the the natural balance of life and death. I do not take any pleasure in committing such things, and I hope I will never be relied on to ever do such a thing for the sake of balance...

Fifth, an odd one, but I have to be fairly near someone for me to start replicating their knowledge. As for surveillance, no, I have no need to do such unless they are, with sufficient evidence, a threat to Platinia or the people that live within it.

Lastly, the biting out of tongues... I have admittedly only ever done this once, and i took no pleasure in doing so. But when that individual is following you to every corner of the universe to verbally torment you, there is a chance that it will tip you over the edge to resort to such things. I will not hide that, I often record my own failings in hopes that i will never repeat them.

I hope these answers are sufficient for you."

- Exarch Sera
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Postby Bloodshade » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:16 am

"Greetings and salutations, Ms Sera!

I thought it'd be nice of me to just come on over here and engage with you! I'm still rather curious about you and the part of the universe that you govern so if you don't mind, I'll just throw a few questions your way!

Now I'm just awfully curious, what's your end goal? Better yet, what are you aiming for in your life and with the polity that you govern? Are you going to devote the entirety of your life to being a guardian angel to Platinia?

Another one, have you ever wondered about the existence of higher beings or do you consider yourself to be the highest within your own sandbox? Lets say such beings do exist to you, how do you engage with such beings, if at all?

Hum, now I was thinking, lets say you were thrown into total war, how exactly would you go about ending it? How far would you go to avenge your people, assuming they were hurt in such a war? Is the concept of an eye for an eye an alien and barbaric one or do you see some logic in such justice?

Just one more if you'd be so kind and it's probably the most important one to me, how do you feel about the concept of love? Is it a worthless endeavour or is it something that you'll eventually want to seek? I'm sorry if that one was a bit too personal

In any case, you have a good day now!
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Postby Platinia » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:41 am

Bloodshade wrote:"Greetings and salutations, Ms Sera!

I thought it'd be nice of me to just come on over here and engage with you! I'm still rather curious about you and the part of the universe that you govern so if you don't mind, I'll just throw a few questions your way!

Now I'm just awfully curious, what's your end goal? Better yet, what are you aiming for in your life and with the polity that you govern? Are you going to devote the entirety of your life to being a guardian angel to Platinia?

Another one, have you ever wondered about the existence of higher beings or do you consider yourself to be the highest within your own sandbox? Lets say such beings do exist to you, how do you engage with such beings, if at all?

Hum, now I was thinking, lets say you were thrown into total war, how exactly would you go about ending it? How far would you go to avenge your people, assuming they were hurt in such a war? Is the concept of an eye for an eye an alien and barbaric one or do you see some logic in such justice?

Just one more if you'd be so kind and it's probably the most important one to me, how do you feel about the concept of love? Is it a worthless endeavour or is it something that you'll eventually want to seek? I'm sorry if that one was a bit too personal

In any case, you have a good day now!
"

- Countess Ambrosia von Carstein


Countess Ambrosia von Carstein,

Engagement is always nice, especially since there are so many in this particular universe who have interesting backgrounds and stories to share.

So to start off with your first question, there isnt really much of a solid end goal for myself other than to spread as much natural life as possible around the galaxy to which I have settled Platinia in. The planet to which it is settled in only has myself and my miniscule population of guests, so you can imagine that it is easy for the wildlife population vastly outnumbers to that of my civilization. I just have a strong love and passion for nature and wildlife, so I have taken up my project to spread as much of it out as possible without interfering with any other civilization which may be nearby. as for the people that are governed in Platinia, they are taught to love and appreciate nature in a similar way. since they have been around for centuries, it has pretty much become a way of life for them to do so. As for being the guardian angel of these people, so long as they choose to stay in my home, i will continue to provide for them. but i know one day they will want to expand themselves, to which i will help them find a suitable location for them where they can thrive.

For higher beings, I do not consider myself as such, i am just an individual who uses their own abilities to create things they enjoy. i guess you can think of it like an artist who uses their vast creativity onto an empty canvas. as for interactions with "higher" beings, i do not think of them any different as i would someone who isnt. I like to view everyone as a potential friend, but of course i know this isnt the case at times.

Now for the war part. if bloodshed is unavoidable, then my main objective is to keep such bloodshed to an absolute minimum. one thing i keep in mind is that, during large scale wars, it is the people of a nation who fight for their leader. my target would be that leader who started this war, and by neutralising them, would hopefully lead the opposition into disarray to where they would most likely just surrender. but if that is not the case and the next one down the chain of command keeps the war going, then i will have to repeat the process until the desired result is achieved. its the same situation if my people are hurt, i would blame the opposing leader that started the war. I have no intention of starting wars with anyone, but I will defend my land and the people with such ferocity like any other warrior would.

As for love, it is natural to love no matter what anyone would say of it. Whether it is someone or something, a being or an activity. my long term project of Platinia is done out of love for nature and wildlife. I also have love for other specific individuals whom i have met throughout my life in the omniverse. As for a permanent companion, maybe one day, but not yet.

I hope these answers were to your liking. Thank you for your time to ask these questions.

- Exarch Sera
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Postby Bloodshade » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:21 am

"Don't mind if I decide to shimmy in, I have a few questions of my own.

Now then, I'd like to know, what's the worst war you've ever been in? By worst, I mean by kill count. Tell me, what was the most difficult force you've ever faced in your life and eventually overcome?

And another question, lets assume that one day, you lose all your fancy powers somehow. What are you going to do? More importantly, how are you going to react? Do you think you'd still be capable to rule?
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Postby Platinia » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:03 pm

Bloodshade wrote:"Don't mind if I decide to shimmy in, I have a few questions of my own.

Now then, I'd like to know, what's the worst war you've ever been in? By worst, I mean by kill count. Tell me, what was the most difficult force you've ever faced in your life and eventually overcome?

And another question, lets assume that one day, you lose all your fancy powers somehow. What are you going to do? More importantly, how are you going to react? Do you think you'd still be capable to rule?
"

- Victoria Hoffmeister


Victoria Hoffmeister,

I don't mind more questions at all.

If we are talking about Platinia, there has never really been an actual war. there is very little reason for anyone to invade here since most of it is just wilderness and a miniscule population. As for myself, I have only ever helped in others on my own. Most of my fights are often against other individuals or groups. The most difficult force was that of another individual who threatened an entire galaxy... but... I'm sorry, but I don't wish to speak any more of it, it opens old and very painful wounds...

Moving onto the other question... The moment I lose all my powers, it will pretty much be like I disappeared from existence in everyone else's eyes. I am merely an avatar here, so I would pretty much be confined to the void along with all the other entities who share a similar existence. Lets just say it would be very boring to not be able to travel the omniverse. It is also for that reason that I will no longer be capable of ruling, because there is no one to rule there.

I hope this is enough to satisfy, and I apologise for my unwillingness to go into detail on the first one.

- Exarch Sera
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Postby Kiu Ghesik » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:55 pm

"So. It is the giant blue one. Good... morning, or evening, or whatever.

If you'll recall, I have called you a "god" on multiple times, or insinuated that you wanted to be or acted like a god. I feel I need to explain myself here.

The reason I made this assertion- yes, assertion, that's the word- is that I see your behavior as largely intended to be, or measured to appear as, that of a savior. I mean, ruling over a vast swathe of people you saved from a literal apocalypse and carried across the stars to set down in a paradise of your own making, seems somewhat... divine in style, at least to me. Wouldn't you agree?

I suppose it's less of a question and more of an assertion, but I just wanted to tell you why I thought that, and to ask if you agreed that someone in my position could see someone in your position in such a way. So, um, yeah. I hope this doesn't bring up that split we had all over again. That is not my intent."
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Postby Platinia » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:27 am

Kiu Ghesik wrote:"So. It is the giant blue one. Good... morning, or evening, or whatever.

If you'll recall, I have called you a "god" on multiple times, or insinuated that you wanted to be or acted like a god. I feel I need to explain myself here.

The reason I made this assertion- yes, assertion, that's the word- is that I see your behavior as largely intended to be, or measured to appear as, that of a savior. I mean, ruling over a vast swathe of people you saved from a literal apocalypse and carried across the stars to set down in a paradise of your own making, seems somewhat... divine in style, at least to me. Wouldn't you agree?

I suppose it's less of a question and more of an assertion, but I just wanted to tell you why I thought that, and to ask if you agreed that someone in my position could see someone in your position in such a way. So, um, yeah. I hope this doesn't bring up that split we had all over again. That is not my intent."


Greetings, Ari,

*chuckles* you call me giant, yet i am roughly an average height for a human. No offense taken though, i was just a little confused to be called giant.

Anyway, I can entirely see your reasoning behind why you would consider my acts to be something along the lines of god-like. But I can assure you that there is no divinity in my actions. The biggest contributor to that is technology, and I know of many others, humans just like you, who are capable of doing the exact same as I have, simply because they have the technological means to do so. Without it, I would have never been able to offer a home to these people, or even created the planet in the way I would have liked to. If you wanted to put your hearts and minds to advancing your civilization, there may come a time one day when your people will be able to do the same. This is not to say that you should, I always tell people that they should follow their hearts want the most. I have an ally who lives in a fairly similar technology age as you do and they are perfectly content staying that way, and I respect them deeply for it.

But to close things off here, I took no offense to anything that you have said, nor do I hold you in any negative light. So I hope that, if there was any concern of such, they are finally at rest. I have much respect for you and your way of life, and I hope that even with what I said, you will continue living the way you want to.

- Exarch Sera
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Postby Zitravgrad » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:04 am

"Salutations of the evening to you, Exarch. While we have not interacted much, I suppose that you are open to certain questions. First of all, it comes as a surprise to me that Platinia, in its vibrant pursue of arts and crafts, does not consider sports to be useful [as I have seen with 'No Sports' policy]. While we cannot deny the nature of fierce competition, sports are an activity in which our bodies and minds are enhanced and tested. In my opinion, it is as much of an art as other arts. However, I am willing to hear your opinion over this matter."
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"Reptiles have long been seen as symbol of traps, trickery and hidden dangers in Gaian symbology. I am... morbidly curious about the 'reptilian lifeforms' in Platinia's lush rainforests. Just how they might look like and their natural habits. Nothing too deep into it."
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I have a question about Platinian people's preference on robotic ""people"", whether they have a positive opinion towards sentient robots that apparently do exist in Platinia. And if they do, do they prefer robots to be lifelike replications of humans (like we Gaians do) or simply like traditional-looking robots that do not cross into the uncanny valley?"
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Postby Platinia » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:28 am

Zitravgrad wrote:"Salutations of the evening to you, Exarch. While we have not interacted much, I suppose that you are open to certain questions. First of all, it comes as a surprise to me that Platinia, in its vibrant pursue of arts and crafts, does not consider sports to be useful [as I have seen with 'No Sports' policy]. While we cannot deny the nature of fierce competition, sports are an activity in which our bodies and minds are enhanced and tested. In my opinion, it is as much of an art as other arts. However, I am willing to hear your opinion over this matter."
Respectfully yours, with due regards -- His Excellency, Kazimir Ivanovich Miroslavsky
Premier of the United Federation of Zitravgrad, Commander-in-Chief of Zitravgradian Armed Forces, Director of National Law Enforcement Committee



"Reptiles have long been seen as symbol of traps, trickery and hidden dangers in Gaian symbology. I am... morbidly curious about the 'reptilian lifeforms' in Platinia's lush rainforests. Just how they might look like and their natural habits. Nothing too deep into it."
Dr. Sergey Petrovich Pashkov
Director of Secret Service's Medical Department (SSMD)



I have a question about Platinian people's preference on robotic ""people"", whether they have a positive opinion towards sentient robots that apparently do exist in Platinia. And if they do, do they prefer robots to be lifelike replications of humans (like we Gaians do) or simply like traditional-looking robots that do not cross into the uncanny valley?"
Dr. Feodora Alexandrovna Miroslavskaya
First Lady of Zitravgrad, mathematician, computer scientist and military technologist


Your Excellency, Kazimir Ivanovich Miroslavsky,

Ah, it appears you have caught me out on my failing to provide sufficient details on the policy, however this means I have the opportunity to jump on it sooner. The policy itself is mostly on those that involve significant physical contact with other individuals, as they can potentially be damaging to them on both a physical and mental scale, from mild concussions, to extreme cases such as permanent brain damage, loss of limbs or limb functions, or even death. There is no problem however with such competitive sporting activities where the contact is very light, or non existent. Fencing is probably one of the best examples I can give where we would allow such contact at the very most. Something such as martial arts is considered acceptable as it does not fall into the sports category, it is more self-defence.

Hopefully this gives a much clearer understanding of the policy.

- Exarch Sera

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Dr. Sergey Petrovich Pashkov,

I can certainly give you a basic idea of the wildlife that dwells in the wilderness. Fortunately, much like they do with the Lynx that live among them, they have a more docile view towards me as well. However they are also the very reason why Platinia has a no emigration policy in place, simply because people who leave the borders is a guaranteed death, either by being shredded, crushed, or eaten. They are very large saurian type beings which are at the very least least 20 metres in length. The variations of them being either giant lizard, dinosaur, wyvern, or dragon-like in appearances. I suppose that they make extremely good deterrents for any outsiders wanting to settle in protected lands.

Hopefully this satisfies your curiosity.

- Exarch Sera

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The preference is more or less the same as any other human or non-human race that would exist in Platinia. Our population consisting of AI citizens however is very low, and I am talking less than 100 in total. As for how they look, at a glance, you would not recognise them among the regular citizenry, however when you look close enough, you will start noticing the differences like the lack of the usual blemishes or fine hair on the skin which you'd expect. But there are some AI which just live within the Platinian systems and infrastructure, so they have no actual body to roam around in. They are more than capable of acquiring one if they so wish, it's just that they don't.

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Hello, my sweet Sera! I hope you are doing well in mind as well as in health. How has your day been, so far, dearest? Has anything been troubling your beautiful mind recently?

Forgive me if this sounds a bit... well, elderly, of me. You're a very different being than any other person I've met before: can I know well... what you are? Are you a member of a different species, or has God made you that much more special, that you are all by yourself?
How does it feel like, to, erm... well, absorb so much energy, as that of an entire black hole? I was never that great with physics, I have to admit, but from what I know, it can't exactly be easy goings, eating them whole!
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Postby Platinia » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:32 am

Shtet wrote:Hello, my sweet Sera! I hope you are doing well in mind as well as in health. How has your day been, so far, dearest? Has anything been troubling your beautiful mind recently?

Forgive me if this sounds a bit... well, elderly, of me. You're a very different being than any other person I've met before: can I know well... what you are? Are you a member of a different species, or has God made you that much more special, that you are all by yourself?
How does it feel like, to, erm... well, absorb so much energy, as that of an entire black hole? I was never that great with physics, I have to admit, but from what I know, it can't exactly be easy goings, eating them whole!


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Nice to see you here! All is well, thank you. just quietly working on my projects and keeping an eye on Platinia.

Of course! It may seem rather complicated at first, but I am not actually here, what you see of me is more of an avatar, a visual form for myself to explore the very existence that which you and countless others live in. My real self comes from the void, and there are many others like me here. For example my closest friend here is also one of them, though her form is different to mine, but we are still sort of the same kind of species. our lifespans are still somewhat a mystery, but the oldest one i know has lived for billions of years. Myself, I have been around for several thousand years. but it is also for that reason that i care much about the lives of all other living beings. Since they live for such short times, I feel it best that they all have the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest. i guess you could say that is the very reason why the people of Platinia exist. As much as i would love to offer everyone the same, it is impossible for me to do so. Still, it is people like you who show that it is possible to achieve and live a wonderful life despite the past hardships. I hope that you continue the rest of it as best as you can.

Now, the black hole question. This is thankfully something that I do not require to survive. The only time I would ever absorb such an immense thing is if it was to prevent something even worse, for example, fighting someone who is extremely powerful threatening a solar system or even the entire galaxy, along with the lives of billions, even trillions. it takes extreme concentration to hold in and use such energy. I have only ever done it twice, and I can only hope that I would never have to resort to such again. as for how I take it in, I thankfully don't have to eat the whole thing orally (and thankfully so, as I'm only the size of an average human!), but rather my body just draws it in entirely. The process is not painful at all.

All the best to you, and thank you for the questions!

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New Goldman wrote:"Do you crack down on Communism and Socialism over there? Here in New Goldman, Communism is a hated thing as we are anti communist, and it is a cancer to the world."
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Emperor Norton II,

With the way things work here, the economic ideologies of socialism and communism are completely irrelevant and therefore do not exist here. I provide everything to the people purely out of my own goodwill, asking for nothing in return except for them to take advantage of their free lives to get into hobbies and thrive in the cultural industry. from there people can earn their own money for the finer things in life. I guess you can say this is a nation with an unlimited welfare that only practices individual capitalism. As for external matters regarding such ideologies, we do not meddle with them as it is not our place to tell others how to run their nations. So I will apologise if we are not willing to contribute to dealing with such on an international scale. If, however, outsiders begin to push their agendas and ideologies into Platinian territory and way of life, then it becomes our problem, and we will deal with it quickly.

I hope this answer is to your satisfaction.

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Valentijn “De Sierlijke en Vrij Valkyrie General ov Valentine Z” Samantha Maxwell Delta Weston Stijn Angelus Tracey Mitchell Tristian Marnix Basilisk Lewis Hyatt X. Constantine Sein Lin Zaw Naing: Hello there, and it is I, Valentijn, from the wondrous world of Valentine Z! Hehe, that aside, well... how have you been? Okay, that was not the question I was supposed to ask. For today, my dear Exarch Sera, I have a few questions to ask you, I do hope you don't mind!

- When or why did you decide on the blue colored clothing for yourself? I am a fan of blue clothes myself, and hey, my wife herself is a blue-skinned android, so this was a curious question from me. Did you just decide that you look good in blue... or is there a more cultural or traditional significance to the color itself?

- Have you fought anyone that actually took a long time to defeat, or not at all? I understand the nature of yourself, but surely there must be someone that you and the other guy has to decide, "Okay, screw the fighting, we will be here all day and neither of us will be defeated!" A truce if you will, simply because both of you are invincible!

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Postby Platinia » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:28 pm

Kiu Ghesik wrote:"An odd question- is there any sort of music you like? I can't think of any songs fit for yourself."


Greetings, Ari,

Hmm, I am mostly an all-rounder when it comes to music. Each genre of music has a few gems that would really touch the heart. But, probably the biggest genre that I have the pleasure of listening to is Soundtrack. It probably isn't familiar to you, as it comes from sources that are way ahead of your time. Games and Movies are usually accompanied by some of the most beautiful pieces of music that my ears have ever heard. They are mostly instrumental, but there are a few that are accompanied very well by vocals. If you ever had the opportunity to visit (I would be more than happy to handle the transportation since we are not on the same planet), I would love for you to experience some examples performed in one of our theatres.

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Postby Platinia » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:33 am

Valentine Z wrote:Valentijn “De Sierlijke en Vrij Valkyrie General ov Valentine Z” Samantha Maxwell Delta Weston Stijn Angelus Tracey Mitchell Tristian Marnix Basilisk Lewis Hyatt X. Constantine Sein Lin Zaw Naing: Hello there, and it is I, Valentijn, from the wondrous world of Valentine Z! Hehe, that aside, well... how have you been? Okay, that was not the question I was supposed to ask. For today, my dear Exarch Sera, I have a few questions to ask you, I do hope you don't mind!

- When or why did you decide on the blue colored clothing for yourself? I am a fan of blue clothes myself, and hey, my wife herself is a blue-skinned android, so this was a curious question from me. Did you just decide that you look good in blue... or is there a more cultural or traditional significance to the color itself?

- Have you fought anyone that actually took a long time to defeat, or not at all? I understand the nature of yourself, but surely there must be someone that you and the other guy has to decide, "Okay, screw the fighting, we will be here all day and neither of us will be defeated!" A truce if you will, simply because both of you are invincible!

- Who is the tallest character in your nation? I always thought you are quite tall and big for some reason, but... I think that was just me misremembering things.

- Are you allergic to chocolate? Random question, I know, but I thought we could send you a few Valentian delicacies and desserts your way just as a token of friendship and appreciation!

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, and hey, take care of yourself as well!


Greetings, Valentijn,

I don't mind at all! Also, all has been well for me, thank you for asking.

So for the decision of blue clothing. Like you, I have a likeness for blue, and i just feel that different hues of the same colour tend to work best in a fashion sense, at least in my personal preference it does anyway. I do try to accompany the colour with one or two others, gold often being the choice because they look so nice together, but the addition of white with them both really makes the whole garment stand out. I also wanted something that was a lot more free-flowing when it comes to home, so i opted to go with the robes. I still have my "ceremonial uniform" style outfit, which I will use where such will be more appropriate than robes. I also have an outfit specifically for exploration and combat, which is also primarily blue.

Onto opponents. This is quite a good one, because there has been many an occasion where both myself and my opponent have called it a stalemate. this is usually because my own strength alone is not enough, but it also did not warrant the absorption of a star because they were not really that much of a threat to resort to such measures. I could not do enough damage or tire them out, as they could not with me. In the end it just leaves us both coming to more of a peaceful resolution, which I would not complain about, of course. This is very often the case with sparring against others as well. I like to pit myself against powerful opponents just to test their mettle, and even if I get thrown about a lot at first, I still enjoy it because there is always something to learn.

As for the tallest, there isn't really anyone notably tall here. The vast majority of human adults here vary from five to six foot tall. I myself am more or less average human sized. Maybe you are thinking of my closest ally, Esiryn? She is just over ten foot tall.

... Allergies to chocolate. What a terrible misfortune for anyone to suffer such. Chocolate is such a wonderful stimulation to the taste senses. Thankfully I am not allergic to anything, so I would most certainly love to try out some of your delicacies! thank you!

Thank you very much for the questions. It was a pleasure to hear from you again.

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How does Sera have the ability to absorb stars and black holes? They're extremely immense and powerful cosmological entities, even imagining some living form able to control them is unimaginable.
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Postby Platinia » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:52 am

New Carthagea wrote:How does Sera have the ability to absorb stars and black holes? They're extremely immense and powerful cosmological entities, even imagining some living form able to control them is unimaginable.


New Carthagean Representative,

It is somewhat of a difficult thing to comprehend, I can understand that. Black holes as you say are extremely immense and the thought of being able to contain one would be considered an impossible feat because of its sheer size and power. However, I am also a cosmic entity, one that is from the void. The form you normally see here is merely an avatar made manifest, making me capable of living like any normal being that you are more familiar with, only it cannot really be hurt by anything because of what I am.

Anyway, containing something like a black hole, is extremely difficult, and to hold it in is only temporary. By then the entity holding it will have needed to expend all of the energy or it will just break free, however it will be less of what it used to be if some of that energy was used during the time that it was held. Allowing it to break free is extremely dangerous, as it could swallow up anything that is within it's gravitational pull. I often try my utmost to avoid absorbing one, as the potential consequences that come with it are very high. I would have to be sure that the benefits of absorbing one would outweigh such before making such a drastic measure. if I had to absorb something, the safest options would have to be a red or brown dwarf stars, and even those are more than enough to deal with a vast majority of threats.

I hope this answers your question.

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Postby Platinia » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:27 am

Zitravgrad wrote:"In the Season of Blanketed Sun, one ought to be careful of one's own memories."

"To you who have seen one hundred thousand sunrises, what are your best and worst memories in your life? Well, ones that you are willing to share to a nobody like myself. How do you keep them in your heart? Good one closely and bad one buried, perhaps? It will be interesting to see if an Immortal soul possesses the same sentiment to mortal ones."

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Your Excellency, Kazimir Ivanovich Miroslavsky,

You need not be so harsh on yourself. You are not a nobody, you have your own part to play in life just like I and everyone else that exists. I can definitely tell you now that there is no difference to that of myself and mortals when it comes to memories. Like anyone else, I have experienced both good and bad. a couple examples of best memories would be experiencing a natural occurrences on an astronomical level, and an experience that which i have shared with a loved one. as for worst memories, there is always the pain of losing those you hold close to which there is nothing you can do to stop it despite trying so hard to do so. I have others, but I am not willing to divulge them to anyone who isn't close to me.

Thank you for the time to ask me more questions, and apologies for the delay in answering them.

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