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Postby Macisikan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:46 pm

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Several announcements from Saragova follow.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has announced that Rí Tuatha, the Lady Ashkmin Thakur, has kissed hands as the Deputy Chair of the Security Council and Deputy Minister for External and Security Affairs.

The Minister of State has announced that Sir Akaan Vattyen has taken the Gavel as the Transcendent Consul of the Ascendancy Council.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has announced the acceptance of the Princely State of the Principality of Drere in the Spinwards Quadrant into the External Associated Polities.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has announced the acceptance of the Presidency of the Republic of Wicelif in the Spinwards Quadrant into the External Associated Polities.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has announced the acceptance of the Presidency of the Republic of Sardo in the Spinwards Quadrant into the External Associated Polities.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has announced the acceptance of the Presidency of the Republic of Glerrav in the Spinwards Quadrant into the External Associated Polities.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has announced the acceptance of the Princely State of the Grand Duchy of Cadaseth in the Spinwards Quadrant into the External Associated Polities.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has reactivated the Embassy to the Colonial Republic of New Earth, satisfied by that polity’s Karax prevention methods.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has converted the primary chancery of the Embassy to the United Holy Realms of Dyelli Beybi to a Roaming State, pursuant to CEA.R 2 Ayi. XII 5, and stationed it in orbit over Daer.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has converted the primary chancery of the Embassy to the Greater Free Republic of Ilek-Vaad to a Roaming State, pursuant to CEA.R 2 Ayi. XII 5, and stationed it in orbit over Daer.

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Postby Macisikan » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:54 pm

“At atrociously high energy states, the properties of matter change subtly and new miracles become possible. The Plasma Accretion process is now dangerous and difficult to control, but its products will soon become commonplace in our society.”

— Sister Miriam Godwinson, “The Lord Works”


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THE UNIVERSITY OF SARAGOVA
RKI.12ED10

Long Distance Impacts of Combined Applied Subspace Mapping on Matrix Integrity and Isolate Boundary Fabrication
Akti M. Uciad, Sceptaha K. Amus, Padena N. Ninla, Lucille J. Shen, Bram C. R’charva, Uki Akirsson



Abstract
As noted by Piskara et al.[1], the process of developing reliable safe Natural Node Drive pathing between gravitational loci and the attendant subspace mapping techniques, while carrying a very high cost in life, yielded extremely valuable data on low-cost-low energy methods. The work undertaken by His Serene Majesty’s Government in practically applying the work by Piskara et al.[1], Suchavi et al. [2], M’quevi et al.[3], Siva et al.[4] and others [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] in the construction of the Ajna Arrays is well-known and need not be recounted in detail here; while one of two necessary precursors to our work, it is not the focus thereof.

The other necessary precursor is the work undertaken by Nocri et al [11, 12, 13], Mears et al [14, 15], and others [16, 17, 18, 19, 20] with regards to competing cosmological models, practical applications of holographic boundary fabrication, and so on. Further contributing research undertaken by Gona et al [21]  provided valuable insights. The authors wish to thank the teams behind the aforementioned studies for their assistance and collaboration on this project.

In this paper we detail the results of our practical experimentation at Site Teal Crab from combining the methods pioneered by our most illustrious predecessors, and outline a series of practical applications and uses.

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Postby Macisikan » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:21 pm

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RKI.12ED11


UPDATE: ROYAL PROGRESS
Sovereign arrives in Asreh Grand Anchorage
Greeted by MSS Staff Officers
Final Proximal Inner Anchorage in tour

STEORLING ZONE GROWS
Three more EAPs ratify common rules
Four more in progress
Currency bloc now numbers 19
(Related story follows)

EAP FORUM NAMED
External Associated Polities nominate representatives to all-group Forum
First meeting to be held 12ED1A
V’adish to host

MMGURRI RELEASES NEW WORK
Author of Death In Hardshell publishes first volume of history of Tellestia
Volume I starts with Tellestian Industrial Revolution
Volume II already in progress

IT’S A GIRL!
Nimatojin Secretary-General welcomes daughter
Mikayla Love Silaco born Dec 4 174 NR
Palace, Grand Council offer congratulations

IMPERIAL STATE VS DISTAL IMPERIA IN HURLING CUP
Gift of Fervus to defend national title
Distal Imperia Sector represented by Anroud Grand Anchorage
Championship finals this Saturday; nationwide broadcast

TSARAINE COMMISSIONERS NAMED
Premier appoints Margravine Cevy to head governance Commission
Hearings begin 12ED14
Local testimonials made “a priority”.

KARAX SHIPS DESTROYED
ISS confirms two ships containing Karax destroyed
Quarantine enforced across Metropole, Empire, EAPs
HSMG coordinating with Sunset, Menelmacar, others
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Postby Macisikan » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:55 pm

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Minutes of the Meeting of the Grand Council held on 12ED15

Meeting brought to order at 09:02
All present. No apologies.
The Minister of State attending. VMID attending. VMEAP attending. Chair CEA attending.

Time acceleration commenced at 1:100 at 09:04.

Reading of the minutes of the last meeting
The minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted as being both correct and accurate by a unanimous vote.

Business carried forward from the last meeting
Update on the Royal Progress
The Minister of State presented this report.

The tour undertaken by His Serene Majesty has continued without incident. The Palace has advised that HSM has made two “surprise” visits to External Associated Polities as advised at the last meeting. This has generated considerable positive coverage in those polities, and other EAPs have begun expressing interest in being included in the Royal Progress. The Palace has indicated that HSM is amenable to this, but wishes to return to Agrela’s High Garden for Christmas and Khemeti New Year. The Minister asks the Grand Council to confirm that the official advice to the Palace remains to only visit those EAPs on the high performing list, to encourage others to redouble efforts in that sphere.

The Premier, speaking for the Grand Council, indicates that this is the case, but that is not to advise HSM to refrain from visiting other EAPs where HSM feels such a visit is beneficial. The Minister thanked the Premier.

The Grand Council accepted the report; the report is at Attachment A.

Update on the External Associated Polities
The Vice-Minister for the External Associated Polities (EAPs) presented this report.

The Vice-Minister has established a representative body to allow EAPs to discuss matters of mutual importance and present a holistic view to the UIK. The first meeting of this body will be in two days’ time, and the preliminary discussions and pre-meetings give the Vice-Minister hope this will be a productive first session. On the agenda are the expansion of the Steorling Zone, the expansion and development of the Interlink, the connection to the Lakon-5 Trading Platform (to be discussed in detail later), mutual assistance and development, and possible future integration into the UIK proper.

The Premier welcomed the report of the Vice-Minister, and noted that he is to address this first meeting. The Premier welcomes the news that the EAPs are interested in providing mutual assistance to one another.

The Grand Council accepted the report; the report is at Attachment B.

Diplomatic relations as a general issue
The Chair of the Council for External Affairs (CEA) presented this report; two related items follow.

Two major issues were noted in this report. Firstly, the CEA has noted a continuing surge in nations attempting to establish diplomatic relations with the UIK. Although only a few are assessed as suitable for a truly coequal relationship, the CEA has employed an equitable approach to each. The CEA is still investigating the causes for this ongoing surge in interest and engagement.

The second issue is an update on representatives; the Roaming protocol has now been implemented for all missions under the auspices of the CEA, and foreign missions are safely contained in the Diplomatic Habitat. The CEA is coordinating with the CSA to apply the Roaming Protocol to the remaining missions. The Chair of the CEA notes on a related note that many multilateral bodies continue to be established by foreign powers before failing in short order.

The Grand Council agreed that the CEA shall continue on the present course, but requested that the Chair of the CEA report back to the Grand Council for review by 12ED34.

The Grand Council accepted the report; the report is at Attachment C.

Diplomatic Overture from the Nimatojin
The Chair of the CEA informed the Grand Council that the Nimatojin Secretary-General has invited HSMG and the Palace to make representations at an informal gathering to celebrate the Nimatojin New Year at her estates on Mars. The Palace has indicated the Mezason will attend, and the Security Council has decided to dispatch their Deputy Chair to attend.

The Chair of the CEA invites other members of the Grand Council to attend; responses will be handled via the Embassy.

The Grand Council accepted the summation; the summation of the matter is at Attachment D.

Trade relations in Lakon Five
The Chair of the CEA briefed the Grand Council on the Lakon Five trading platform, noting that the primary users will by in the EAP. The Chair of the CEA advised that there would be no impact on the trade policies of the UIK outside of the regular cycle of review. The Chair of the CEA also advised the Council that the primary trade balance of the EAPs is likely to remain focused within their own trade networks due to the current quarantine concerns.

The Premier thanked the Chair of the CEA, and advised the Vice-Minister of the EAPs that quarantine measures in the EAPs cannot be compromised.

The Grand Council accepted the briefing; the briefing is at Attachment E.

Karax containment
The Vice-Minister for the Imperial Defence presented a report on the current progress of the Karax Containment measures. VMID advised the Grand Council that most of the contaminated shuttles have been destroyed by fleet actions of the ISS, the Menelmacari, or the Nimatojin, but several are currently unaccounted for.

The Benignity is currently following up on several reports of Karax contamination of planetary biospheres in uncontacted polities. At least one of these is considered serious and credible.

The Premier observed that the handling of matters around Karax remain in the hands of the Security Council, under the mandate to remedy outbreaks. The Premier directed the Chair of the Security Council to ensure that past successes in remedying Karax be replicated.

The Grand Council accepted the report; the report is at Attachment F.

Exchequer’s Report
The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented revised accounts of the Realm for the quarter concluding 12ED40. The deployment of the new generation of manufactories has resulted in a considerable account surplus. The Chancellor invited the Grand Council to provide submissions for special expenditures.

The Grand Council accepted the revised accounts; the revised accounts are at Attachment G.

New Business
Constitutional Reform Bill
The Minister of State presented a report on constitutional reform, advising the Grand Council that the constitutional redrafting is nearly complete. The new constitutional framework will combine the Instrument of Government with the Charter of Rights and Duties, but maintain the Act of Succession as a separate document as that instrument is currently shared between several realms under the Crown. Additional provisions will be added to the present Ch.XIV to allow the EAPs to adopt the Charter, and sections of the Charter’s Derogation and Procedure provisions are being rewritten to eliminate ambiguity and duplication. The methods for alteration of the constitution are also being redrafted to account for the special status of the charter.

The Special Working Group for the redrafting anticipates being able to provide the Grand Council with a completed document at the next meeting, noting that the constitutional status of the Oracle has been referred to a special taskforce, expected to report back in the Khemeti New Year.

The Grand Council accepted the report; the report is at Attachment H.

Manufactory Upgrade
The Minister of the Interior is pleased to report to the Grand Council that the current approved generation of manufactories are now fully deployed. The Benignity is satisfied with the security procedures discussed at the meeting of 12EDXX, and these have been implemented as part of the roll-out. Work is underway on the certification of the next iteration, and release for testing is expected within the next month.

The Minister is also pleased to inform the Grand Council that a proper nomenclature has been agreed on for the manufactories to differentiate between the different iterations.

The Grand Council accepted the report; the report is at Attachment I.

Hostile galactic entities
VMID presented a report summarising the current state of hostile entities in the galaxy. The report notes that there are currently three major hostile entities at large in the galaxy, three minor, and two potential (including one presently status unknown), with an additional 84 significant pathogenic agents. Two additional hostile imitative species are present. At present none of these entities pose a credible risk to the UIK, though the EAPs are required to maintain the highest level of quarantine to enjoy a similar level of security.

HSMAF and the Benignity consider the report a live document and update it accordingly.

Plans for extermination or remediation of all listed entities are contained in the report; the Premier reminded all present that the danger posed by certain entities is such that they must be remediated without any regard for foreign sovereignty or life. The Chair of the Security Council moved that the report be supplied to the Republic of Sunset and the Eternal Ascendancy of Menelmacar.

The motion was seconded by the Minister of Science, and carried unanimously.

The Grand Council accepted the report; the report is at Attachment J.

Operation Platinum Spaniel; follow-up
The Chair of the Security Council advised that the Nimatojin and the Menelmacar have secured one candidate site each, and provided a summary report. The Chair would like the endorsement of the Grand Council to place monitoring stations at the remainder.

The Grand Council endorsed the Chair of the Security Council’s proposal. The Chair of the Security Council advised the Grand Council that the operation will be completed within the hour.

The Grand Council accepted the report; the report is at Attachment K.

Non-Agenda Items
Uplifting of non-sophont species
The Ministers of Science and Justice informed the Council that the Chair of the Sophont Rights Council has received another ethics request referred from a research organisation relating to the uplift of non-sophont species to sophonce. The two Ministers have stated that there is, at present, no clearly articulated position of HSMG on the matter.

The Premier suggested that consultation with certain aligned nations would be beneficial in this regard, but in the interim, proposed that all such uplift efforts be prohibited pending a final decision.

The proposal was unanimously endorsed by the Grand Council.

Marital Status of the Sovereign
The Premier has heard rumours from the Palace that there will be a proposal for marriage at the conclusion of the Royal Progress. There is currently understood to be a conspiracy of silence to ensure that the proposal is a “surprise”. The Premier expects all members of the Grand Council to cooperate in this endeavour, and reminds all present that the health and happiness of HSM is of paramount concern.

Time acceleration concluded at 09:08 hrs.

Next meeting
The date of the next meeting is scheduled for RKI:12ED1F.

Meeting declared finished at 09:12hrs.

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Postby Macisikan » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:15 am

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Several announcements from Saragova follow.

Lord Weru Emish has been appointed His Serene Majesty’s Ambassador to The United Species of The Eridani Imperium. His Excellency will take up his appointment on 12ED20.

Lady Isheryt Tyri has been appointed His Serene Majesty’s Ambassador to the Martian Conglomerate. Her Excellency will take up her appointment on 12ED20.

Lord Amer Natho, 2nd Count Natho has been appointed His Serene Majesty’s Ambassador to The Empire of Tarasovka. His Excellency will take up his appointment on 12ED20.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has reactivated the Embassy to the Constitutional Federation of the Peninsular, satisfied by that polity’s Karax prevention methods.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has reactivated the Embassy to the Solar Cooperative Union, satisfied by that polity’s Karax prevention methods.

The Council for Subluminal Affairs has adopted CEA.R 2 Ayi. XII 5 as CSA.R 4 Ayi XII 14, and will shortly convert all chanceries to a Roaming State.

The Council for External Affairs is in session regarding the current outbreak of hostilities between the Martian Conglomerate and the Eridani Imperium.

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Postby Macisikan » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:11 am

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CEA.R 4 Ayi XII 26: Concerning the Conclusion of Hostilities between the Eridani Imperium and the Martian Conglomerate, and Related Matters


In the name of His Serene Majesty:
The Council for External Affairs of the United Imperial Kingdoms of Macisikan:

Recalling the provisions of CEA.R 4 Ayi XII 23;

Notes the Disputed Territories of Kathira are now held and occupied militarily as the result of successful combat operations by the Eridani Imperium;

Notes the Martian Territories Formerly held by the Eridani Imperium are now held and occupied militarily as the result of successful combat operations by the Martian Conglomerate;

Acknowledging that the belligerent powers have ceased combat operations without a formal treaty of peace;

Acknowledging that the Imperium will hold free and fair elections in the Disputed Territories of Kathira;

  1. Recognises that the Martian Territories Formerly held by the Eridani Imperium are now held by the Martian Conglomerate under the principle of uti possidetis, ita possideatis;

  2. Recognises that the Disputed Territory of Kathira is now held by the Eridani Imperium under the principle of uti possidetis, ita possideatis;

  3. Ratifies the results of the plebiscite held by the peoples and electors of the Martian Territories Formerly held by the Eridani Imperium;

  4. Announces that the result of the aforementioned plebiscite is for that territory to remain with the Martian Conglomerate;

  5. Welcomes the free and fair elections to be held by the Imperium in the Disputed Territory of Kathira;

  6. Recognises henceforth the Disputed Territory of Kathira as the Jarldom of Kathira, a part of the Eridani Imperium;

  7. Recognises henceforth the Martian Territories Formerly held by the Eridani Imperium as the polity of Ironforge, a vassal of the Martian Conglomerate;

  8. Welcomes the cessation of hostilities between the Eridani Imperium and the Martian Conglomerate; and

  9. Urges both sides to conclude a formal treaty of peace and non-aggression between them to cement the aforementioned cessation of hostilities.

Adopted unanimously in the Conurbation of Saragova on RKI.12ED25.
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Postby Macisikan » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:42 am

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Minutes of the Meeting of the Grand Council held on 12ED27.

Meeting brought to order at 10:01.
All present. No apologies.
Vice-Minister for the External Associated Polities attending; Vice-Minister for the Imperial Defence attending; Vice-Minister for External Affairs attending; Deputy Chair of the Security Council attending.

Time acceleration commenced at 1:100 at 10:03.

Reading of the minutes of the last meeting
The minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted as being both correct and accurate by a unanimous vote.

Business carried forward from the last meeting
Update on the Royal Progress
The Minister of State presented this item.

His Serene Majesty’s tour of the Empire continues without incident. The Palace informs the Grand Council that the tour of the Proximate Quadrant is complete; several additional EAPs have been included in the tour, but HSM excluded the K’Rulou Presidencies. HSM has returned to the Metropole for Christmas and Khemeti New Year.

The Palace informs the Grand Council that HSM will visit Arda in the Eternal Ascendancy of Menelmacar; negotiations to extend the visit to the Republic of Sunset are ongoing. The present order is to visit the Grand Anchorages before attending to Sol.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment A.

Report on the External Associated Polities (EAP) Congress Meeting
The Vice Minister for the External Associated Polities presented this report.

The Vice-Minister is pleased to inform the Grand Council that the first meeting of the Congress of the EAPs has been an unqualified success. The Congress adopted a measure providing for its own rules of procedures. The Congress endorsed a measure to provide for regulated entry into the Steorling Zone, and agreed the expansion of the InterLink. The Congress has adopted a measure that allows for individual EAPs to block traffic from the Lakon-5 Trading Platform at their discretion, but leave access to the InterLink itself in the hands of HSMG. Several EAPs have indicated that they are willing to initiate integration into the UIK proper, though delegates from HSMG cautioned them that this will be a multi-decadal process.

The Premier’s address to the Congress was warmly received, especially among the more autonomously inclined EAPs, who view the body as a chance to engage on a more equal and mutual footing with the UIK.

The Premier moved that the Grand Council endorse and accept the measures agreed and adopted by the Congress; the Grand Council endorsed and accepted each measure separately unanimously.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment B.

Constitutional Reform Bill
The Minister of State presented this report.

The Minister of State informed the Grand Council that the new Constitution is complete. As per the last report, the Special Taskforce on the Status of the Oracle was able to complete its work well ahead of schedule, and that the Oracle accepted the results. The Dáil has adopted and endorsed the new Constitution, and His Serene Majesty has approved the change, invoking powers as to the Great Question.

A special ruling from the Court of Lords, agreed by HSM, has confirmed continuity of institutions and government, and that this measure simply formalises all arrangements already in place.

The results of the Referendum are confirmed by the Minister of State as per the media reports; the Constitution will go into effect on 12ED30.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment C.

Manufactory Updates
The Minister of the Interior presented this item.

The Minister of the Interior delivered a short update on the manufactory updates and upgrades program, reporting that they are well ahead of schedule; the special order of hyperlight probes has been crafted as a testing platform and is complete well ahead of schedule.

The Grand Council has accepted the presentation; the presentation is at Attachment D.

Updates on the Hostile Galactic Entities
The Vice-Minister for the Imperial Defence presented this report.

Two of the three major entities at large have been neutralised, one remains at large. There are four minor entities still at large. There remain two potential entities (including one present status unknown).

There was an attempted breach of the worldwalls by an Outsider on 12ED26; this breach was foiled and the Outsider remained excluded. Causalities were light with losses of 1.2M Unmanned Battalioners, 231K toons (including 43.1K organic toons) and zero Macisikani souls. Approximately 23M persons of an atomic-age civilisation were permanently killed; measures are being implemented to prevent a recurrence. The Security Council deems this operation a success.

The Foreign Office is preparing to brief the Republic of Sunset and the Eternal Ascendancy of Menelmacar on the incident.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment E.

Operation Platinum Spaniel
The Minister of Science presented this item.

The Minister informed the Grand Council that the monitoring stations have been deployed, and all sensors report nominal functions. The Minister is currently considering applications to begin exploitation of additional candidates from the list, and liaising with the Council for External Affairs on the best way to approach this.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment F.

Exchequer’s Report
The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented current accounts of the Realm for the quarter concluding 12ED1F. Spending in this quarter has been quite strong in preparation for Christmas; economic activity in the EAPs is up 2.3% on last quarter. No policy action is required at this time.

The Grand Council accepted the current accounts; the current accounts are at Attachment G.

New Business
Aid agreement with the Tzekian Imperium
The Vice-Minister for External Affairs presented this report.

A single McKendree-Class habitat has been leased to the Tzekian polity to ensure civilizational continuity in light of continuing existential threats to that polity. The CEA expects that this will be able to accommodate approximately 1B Tzekians of various species, preserving the culture and civilisation against external threats. The matter is presently being administered through the Department of Aid and Relief, and the first Tzekians are expected to arrive shortly.

The CEA has initiated the process of exchanging Ambassadors; due to the particular sensitivities around this specific arrangement, the CEA has indicated that it is willing to waive this usual requirement.

The Premier indicated that the destruction of the Tzekians would be a loss to the medley of the galaxy.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment H.

Special Rechtaires for Specific Relations
The Vice-Minister presented this report.

As per the report presented to the Grand Council on 12ED03, the Vice-Minister conveyed to the Grand Council that the CEA wishes to establish a series of specialist bureaus to trace and administer relations with specific polities or groups of polities, akin to the tincture circuit system. This change to the bureaucracy requires an order of the Premier-in-Council.

The Premier proposed agreeing the request and establishing the specialist bureaus; the motion was agreed to unanimously.

By order of the Premier-in-Council the Undersecretariat of State for Specific Relations Bureaus is established under the Secretary Assisting the Council for External Affairs.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment I.

Symposium on Eternity in Saragova
The Minister for Science presented this item.

A special symposium on eternity and immortality is being hosted in the Materium in Saragova on 12ED32; the Chancellor of the University of Saragova is hosting the event, and has invited the Grand Council to attend. The Minister of Science has indicated he will accept, and has formally extended the invitation to the rest of the Grand Council and to the Outer Cabinet.

The Grand Council has accepted the item; the relevant documentation is at Attachment J.

Styles of the Serene Majesty
The Minister of State presented this item.

His Serene Majesty has issued a proclamation relating to the styles employed by the Monarch. It adds the style of “His Undying Majesty” in the Alternative forms, at IX. The Minister of State noted that given it is last on the list, it is His Serene Majesty’s least preferred form. The Premier indicated he would prefer not to hear that style employed in Council meetings.

The Grand Council has accepted the item; the relevant documentation is at Attachment K.

Non-Agenda Items
Premier’s remarks on Operation Platinum Spaniel
The Premier has thanked the Chair of the Security Council for the completion of Operation Platinum Spaniel, and has requested that the Chair of the Security Council bring to the next meeting of the Grand Council proposals as outlined in the working paper Beige Chrome Parrot.

Premier’s remarks on Nimatojin proposals relating to a special monitoring deployment
The Premier has cautiously welcomed the Nimatojin approach regarding the deployment of special monitoring probes as relayed by the Chair of the Security Council out of session. The Premier does anticipate complications arising, but also foresees opportunity in this measure; the Security Council is asked to take custody of this matter, with the understanding that the Premier would prefer to work towards a closer understanding with the Nimatojin. As part of this work, additional relevant polities ought to be brought on board (related item follows).

Premier’s remarks on the formalisation of relations
The Premier considers that it is time to establish a formal treaty of amity and friendship with certain relevant polities, as per the out-of-session paper on the same subject. Robust debate ensued, with the consensus emerging that special care will need to be given to the particulars of the arrangements.

The Premier directed the Vice-Minister for External Affairs to initiate negotiations, flagging with the polities in question that the government is about to rise for the holiday period.

Time acceleration concluded at 10:12.

Next meeting
The date of the next meeting is scheduled for RKI:12ED1F.

Meeting declared finished at 10:14.


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42503638-Khememph , Ashima System, Sweeping Plains Sector
RKI:12ED35/05:00

Grancrossmaglen, Western Prefecture

In the Materium, weekday mornings were interchangeable. The blissful silence of the predawn gloom broken by the shrill incessant beeping that was still in use, despite all their advances in science and technology.

Stumble out of bed, barely managing to avoid kicking the chest of drawers. The VI noticing the movement and slowly bringing the lights up. Stagger into the bathroom – brief stop before the porcelain throne. Sink. Wash hands. Wash face, wait it’s cold wait wait ah, there’s the hot water. Now wash face!

Still too dark to do anything. Clear throat.

“Good morning Vi.”

Good morning, Luchti. The lights come up.

Dry hands, grab the shaver. Remove the stubble. Splash clean. Right. Clothes. Clothes come next.

Out into the bedroom. Shorts. Top. Socks? Socks?

Top drawer on the right.

Said that out loud didn’t I? “Ah, here they are. Thanks Vi.”

Don’t mention it Luchti.

Underwear, then pants. Good. Mirror check; presentable.

Zombie-walk to the kitchen; the blessed shaker with the blessed concoction awaits.

“Hey Vi, give me the headlines,” where are the shoes?

…the Ard-Rí began the spinward wing of the Royal Tour today…

Left one. Where I left you. Right one?

…ratified the Hyades Accords; the instruments will be deposited…

FOUND IT. How did it get over- oh yeah. Kicked it off yesterday. Oops. On ya pop.

…defending champions from Vale of Winds will play today…

“Hey Vi, what’s the forecast for today?”

It’s going to be 15 to 27 today, fine and clear; a bright sunny day. Would you like me to finish the news?

“Sure thing Vi. Pipe it into my ears though – I’m heading out.”

Bag on – bless my past self for being so considerate of me now and packing the thing! And off we go.

…marks the three-quarters point in the roll-in process…

Out to the tram stop; the minisun is just starting its own journey. To the east, the sky is brightening steadily. Air has that fresh taste; it’s gonna be another gorgeous day.
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You are listening to the CMGN International Service. It is RKI.12ED37/08:00

Several announcements from Saragova follow.

His Serene Majesty is pleased to announce that the Minister for Science, Sir Tamlen Sabariel, has been made a Ruiri in the Asanguineous Peerage of the United Imperial Kingdoms of Macisikan.

The Mezason has announced His Serene Majesty will include the United Holy Realms of Dyelli Beybi, the Eternal Ascendancy of Menelmacar, and the Republic of Sunset in the Royal Tour of the Spinwards Quadrant.

The Minister of State has announced that Sir Tierce Desir has taken the Iah Hundreds.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has announced that the Lady Marie Neskahn deIntaan, 1st Duchess of Intaan, has kissed hands as Minister for Crown Services and Civil Society.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has announced that the Lady Edith Sevisa, 1st Baroness Sevisa, has kissed hands as the Vice-Minister for Education.

His Serene Majesty’s Government has announced the suspension of all visas for all nations other than the Eternal Ascendancy of Menelmacar and the Republic of Sunset until further notice.

The Congress of Delegates for the External Associated Polities has announced the coordinated suspension of visas for all nations other than each other and the United Imperial Kingdoms until further notice.

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The Anvil of Man, Tichel System, the Metropole of the UIK
RKI.12ED36/10:00

Arn-Soleil, Palace of the Prince-Regent
16.02, -12.08 (migrating ENE)

”You are correct. I have sacrificed lives to the peace of the Empire. Many lives. But you still have no idea why, do you? Listen well, Lucrezia — sanctuary or no — I will burn this fortress and every soul in it before I allow you or anyone else to harm my son.
— Baron Klaus Wulfenbach,


The clouds were pregnant with the threat of rain; swollen and sulphurous and dark, rolling overhead with barely restrained fury.

Under that hellish sky, the Holy Monarch looked decidedly inhuman – the chrome skin of his synthform the colour of copper, his eyes actually glowing. Kneeling in that stygian light, one of the most feared people in all the Macisikani nation kept her face steady, her breathing smooth.

Her knee ached. It shouldn’t have; this was a freshly-made form, and she was driving it, not inhabiting it, but it ached. Given that the ever-present dog next to her Undying King was glaring at her, she could guess why.

“They escaped the net. They yet live,” the syllables clicked into place.

“We have no proof of their deaths, Majesty,” she kept her chin at the proper angle. “They were last sighted gravely injured, their shuttle damaged. We are tracing leads; we have isolated all the possible destinations.”

She offered no excuses. She never offered excuses. She could offer explanations. Explanations are safe.

The silence stretched out, broken only by the distant rumble of thunder.

“If you have that information, then why are they still out there, and, more importantly, why are you bothering us with it?” Ayivin’s hand brushed the dog’s head.

She kept her face carefully blank, her form perfectly poised; the Ard-Rí hated having to deal with problems that could be, should be, solved at a lower level without ever crossing his desk. And this, unfortunately, was such a problem, but the rules required this meeting.

“A nation under your protection is in the nonzero zone; and we have proof conclusive that they seek to visit harm upon our mortal children.”

There was a heavy pause as the Monarch and the dog exchanged a stare. Information was exchanged.

“What is required?” Ayivin kept his eyes on the bioform.

“The Left Hand needs the blessing of the Crown, and the release of the fallen,” she replied.

There was another heavy pause; overhead the clouds gathered. Suddenly the Monarch looked back to her.

“Very well, Director-General,” he said. In the dimness of the throne room, those glowing golden eyes seemed to stare through the head of the Benignity of the Compassionate Hand. “You have our blessing. Do what must be done.”



After the Director-General had withdrawn, the Undying Sovereign stood; synthetic muscles bunching and rippling, he crossed the room to stare out the windows. The lightning was closer now.

“The Children are beyond their reach,” he murmured, “though I wonder; if we sacrifice freedom for security, what are we becoming?”

The words of the ancient were a caution against temporary security came the answer. This security is permanent. The Union’s weakness has always been the pre-Transcendi.

“The mortal children,” Ayivin sighed.

Yes. They can be killed, permanently. They can be infected by alien pathogens. They can be assimilated and destroyed and taken. The logical solution is to place them beyond the reach of those who would destroy them. The constraints are not permanent; they are temporary. Their habitats can be returned to the Materium when they cross over; or they can simply do as you do now. Or they can simply drive a form in the Materium if they desire to dwell here and be here before they make the change.

“And once we put their mortal forms in the security of the Chancel, under the purview of our Sight, then…”

Not even the Cold Ones will be able to take them. And more; observe.

Images flickered through the Sovereign’s mind; a myriad of futures unfolded before him.

He smiled.
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- - - RELEASED UNDER FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST #163-153-253/12ED94 - - -
MEMO
From: [Redacted] of the Security Council
To: [Redacted], Director, Operation Zinc Chihuahua


[Redacted],

We have considered the proposal referred by the Benignity Liaison to the Council on 12ED2C. We are not convinced that citizens of the Presidency of Zhang-Fei are presently passing through the slaver ring [redacted] at [redacted].

[entire paragraph redacted]

However, we are firmly of the view that even if no Zhang-Fei citizen is currently passing through the [redacted] slaver ring, a number certainly did as recently as [redacted]. We are also agreed with the assessment of their probable destination as [redacted].

Recovery of those citizens has been referred to [redacted] as per the directive of [redacted]. The Director of [redacted] will coordinate with you to harmonise your operations.

Your request to undertake the complete subversion via conversion of the slaver ring at [redacted] is approved, as are any actions you may have taken to date in anticipation of our approval.

The Council would prefer that any slaves presently held by the ring are recovered intact; any customers of the ring are, naturally, an opportunity that you may exploit at your discretion.

[redacted]
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Postby Macisikan » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:58 am

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Minutes of the Meeting of the Grand Council held on 12ED3D.

Meeting brought to order at 11:03.
All present. No apologies.
The Lord Chancellor Attending; the Lord Great Chamberlain Attending; Vice-Minister for the External Associated Polities attending; Vice-Minister for the Imperial Defence attending; Vice-Minister for External Affairs attending; Deputy Chair of the Security Council attending.

Time acceleration commenced at 1:100 at 11:04.



Reading of the minutes of the last meeting
The minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted as being both correct and accurate by a unanimous vote.

Business carried forward from the last meeting
Update on the Royal Progress
The Minister of State presented this item; 1 related item follows.

The Minister of State informed the Council that His Serene Majesty’s tour of the Empire has resumed following Khemeti New Year and continues without incident. HSM has almost concluded the tour of the Spinwise Anchorages and will shortly arrive in Sol. The current itinerary for Sol is being finalised, but will consist of visits to Macisikani territories and provisional jurisdictions before moving to any allies.

At present the Palace has received an expression of interest from the Empire of Taraskovya, and is finalising the arrangements for a visit to the Republic of Sunset. No other Solarian power is included.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment A.

Marital Status of the Sovereign
The Lord Chancellor and Lord Chamberlain together presented this item.

The Lord Chancellor informed the Grand Council that there is indeed to be a proposal of marriage at the conclusion of the Royal Progress as per the discussions held in the last two sessions. The proposal has the approval of the Crown Curia and the House of Lords; the Palace will inform the Grand Council of the timing of the nuptials should the proposal be accepted.

The Premier assured the Lord Chancellor of the Council’s support and approval.

No written report was provided for this item.

Symposium on Eternity in Saragova
The Minister of Science presented this item.

The Minister is pleased to report the success of the Symposium to the Grand Council, and noted that several delegates from Aker, representing all eight segments, were present. The delegates expressed cautious enthusiasm for the subject, and indicated that they would view such a turn as a final triumph over the Krȃng.

The Minister thanked those members of the Grand Council and Outer Cabinet who advised at the previous meeting and out of session that they would attend.

A delegation from the Church has travelled to Aker to discuss the subject further with local religious leaders. The Ministry of the Interior does not believe this will lead to any incidence of unrest.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment C.

Aid agreement with the Tzekian Imperium; update
The Vice-Minister for External Affairs presented this report.

The Vice-Minister provided the fourth and final update on the status of the McKendree cylinder leased to the Tzekian polity; the first migrants are settling in comfortably, and there is presently a genetically viable population present.

The Vice-Minister stressed that, as per the request of the Tzekians, this matter is to be treated with absolute secrecy, but any further reports on the matter would be by exception only.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment D.

Constitutional Reform; Completion
The Minister of State presented this report.

The Minister of State is pleased to inform the Council that the new Constitutional arrangements are in place and operational, and that the matter is now closed.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment E.

Operation Platinum Spaniel
The Minister of Science presented this item.

The Minister advised the Council that several applications to begin exploitation of additional candidates from the list have been accepted, and is now liaising with the Council for External Affairs to approach connected and interested parties for joint work in this area. The Minister will now hand the matter over to the Council for External Affairs for further action.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment F.

Exchequer’s Report
The Chancellor of the Exchequer advised the next report would be presented on the first meeting after 12ED40, but in the interim all indicators were nominal as per the live feed from the Exchequer.
No written report provided for this item.

New Business
Quarantine of the EAPs
The Vice-Minister for the External Associated Polities presented this report; 1 related item follows.

As per the Grand Council decision of 12ED15, the External Associated Polites have been required to maintain the highest level of quarantine in order to enjoy a similar level of security to the UIK proper. A number of EAPs have since approached the Vice-Ministry to request assistance in implementing these measures, and others have formed a working group aimed at further tightening the restrictions. The EAPs are extremely concerned by the number of pathogenic threats at large in the galaxy, and an increasing number are banning all foreign travel.

The Vice-Ministry believes that the effect of the working group’s early proposals will be to completely isolate the EAPs from all foreign polities except for the Republic of Sunset and the Eternal Ascendancy of Menelmacar. The Vice-Minister is somewhat concerned that this will leave the EAPs in a state of weakened dependency, but is confident that if the process is managed well this will not be realised.

The Vice-Minister will report to the Council when more concrete proposals that are able to become policy are proposed by the working group.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment G.

Hostile Galactic Entities
The Deputy Chair of the Security Council presented this item.

The Security Council will provide regular updates to the Grand Council on the various hostile entities and agents in the galaxy at large. The Security Council has requested that the Grand Council make this a recurring item on the agenda.

The Grand Council approved the request unanimously.

No written report provided for this item.

Project Olive Lead Goat
The Minister of Science presented this report.

The Minister of Science is pleased to inform the Council that Project Olive Lead Goat is not only a complete success, but that it has provided necessary data to initiate Project Blue Steel Shrimp. With the approval of the Grand Council, the Ministry will initiate Blue Steel Shrimp in an accelerated frame, moving to testing in Prime before the next meeting.

The Grand Council approved the proposal unanimously.

The Grand Council has accepted the report; the report is at Attachment H.

Non-Agenda Items
Premier’s General Remarks
The Premier welcomed the Council back after the Khemeti New Year break. The Premier welcomed the proactive efforts of the Security Council, the Vice-Ministry for the External Associated Polities, and the governments of the External Associated Polities. The Premier noted that this meeting has been heavy on information items and light on action items, and that the next meeting is anticipated to be the inverse.

Premier’s Remarks on Operation Platinum Spaniel
The Premier is pleased to note that the Ministry and the Council intend to seek the cooperation of Accord partners in proceeding with the finalisation of the Operation.

Premier’s Remarks on the Project Olive Lead Goat
The Premier welcomed the news on Project Olive Lead Goat, and enthusiastically endorsed Blue Steel Shrimp. The Premier indicated that, should Blue Steel Shrimp yield positive results, the proposal for Operation Fuschia Platinum Kitten is to be brought forward as soon as is feasible.



Time acceleration concluded at 11:15.

Next meeting
The date of the next meeting is scheduled for RKI:12ED44.

Meeting declared finished at 11:17.

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Planet 4, Ajolich System, IFGC-8074
RKI:12ED4B/19:38

UIK wormhole insertion point, high orbit

With no warning or fanfare, space twisted and opened, spilling forth a horde of death-dealing hardware; battleship after battleship, ranks of cruisers, innumerable destroyers and corvettes.

Not that there was anything here for them to confront. At the heart of the formation was a curious beast not listed in the UIK’s usual catalogue; though it was built along the same utilitarian lines as the rest of the ISS vessels, this was far more “sleek ovoid” than “murder cylinder”. Joining it were the drab boxes that deployed surface assets.

Inside the ovoid, the transceivers flickered to life as the surface assets began to flit down, avatars of researchers springing to life in a simulated environment. They passed the first few hours in rapt silence, poring over the images from the probes, and then the more detailed findings as the bots began to land and take samples.

It was a mid-level research assistant who broke the silence, voicing the verdict.

“Sixteen,” he said, voice pensive. “This makes sixteen.”

The others exchanged grim looks.

The dwarf galaxy known only by the catalogue number IFGC-8074 was dead. Usually when a galaxy was said to be “dead”, it was because some over-excited science journalist thought “inactive” or “has ceased significant star formation” wasn’t sexy enough to be printed. And yes, 8074 was indeed dead by that definition. But it was also dead in another way.

Sure, there were life-bearing worlds, but in all the time the ISS had been probing this place, they’d never encountered anything, be it animal, fungal, vegetable, or artificial, with more intelligence than a mildly concussed golden retriever. The closest anything came were some rather industrious insects that closely resembled Terran termites and seemed to have quite complex insect societies, comparable to their wood-devouring Terran counterparts. They’d certainly never found anything with actual sentience – and not even the tiniest indication of any civilisations.

Any living civilisations, that is. Counting this one, they’d found sixteen significant ones of varying ages, varying sizes, and varying times since demise. The people of Da-Mordrain had been dead three quarters of a million years; Khnak-Hatep had gone to dust sometime around the reign of Peter the Conqueror – only four hundred years ago. Ajolich was one of the more recent – the estimations the probes were sending back placed them at having been dead for a mere thousand. And while Zaedh had ruled but three systems, no-one knew where the empire of Junyin ended.

Ajolich had been pinged as the most likely origin world of this particular civilisation – and so had been bestowed with a name, and its very own ISS fleet. Already an anchorage platform was being set up above the corona.

It would seem odd to a casual observer to bring so much firepower to what is essentially graveyard – even that of a technologically advanced civilisation. Yes, some civilisations did leave nasty booby-traps, but contrary to what various films would have audiences believe, time and entropy were harsh mistresses, and most civilisations failed to Ragnarok-proof with several centuries in mind.

A grave can tell you a lot about the occupant; the age, if the death was violent, peaceful, or diseased. The more recent, the better; Khnak-Hatep is the goldmine, of course. Some of the bodies there are still juicy. But what each of the graves studied so far has told the UIK’s explorers is as simple as it is befuddling; these civilisations should not be dead. There was no external war or internal strife. No AI decided to turn everyone into paperclips or to wipe out the troublesome organics. None of them encountered any of the others and engaged in mutual destruction. There wasn’t a gradual collapse of population. No slave race revolted and killed their masters. They didn’t turn on each other in a fit of paranoia – although that might be understandable. No plague wiped out populations or turned everyone into zombies. The blame can’t be placed at the feet of some ecological catastrophe or stellar event. All the findings converge on this.

It’s as though someone flipped a switch on each civilisation, as though something in the brains of the beings that evolved here is set to just flick off at some stage.

The Ministry of Science can’t explain it; and that makes the Security Council twitchy.
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An Act to amend the Charter of the Chamber of Ascendancy to further enhance the function of that body, to provide for the proper surety of the rights of the non-transcendi, and for related purposes.


[12ED51]


Be it enacted by the Sovereign’s most Serene Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Dáil of the Union, and the Chamber of Ascendancy, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same under the Instrument of Government, as follows:—

S 4 Ayv. XII 12 – the Ascendancy Consent Threshold Act

Part 1 – Preliminary
Division 1 – Introduction
Short Title
1. This Act may be cited as the Ascendancy Consent Threshold Act and shall enter the Crown Legislative Index as S 4 Ayv XII 12.

Commencement
2. This Act shall enter into effect from the time it receives the Royal Assent.

Notes
3. A note included in this Act is explanatory and is not part of this Act.

Division 2 – Object
1. The objects of this Act are to amend the Charter of the Chamber of Ascendancy in accordance with the provisions of Part 2 of this Act, with the intent that the purposes of that Charter and that Chamber shall be more effectively and properly fulfilled.

Division 3 – Interpretation
1. I 6 C/Aug. VI 1 as it presently stands applies to this Act.

Division 4 — Application
Act binds the Realm
1. This Act binds the Crown, but does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.
2. This Act extends to the external territories of the Realm insofar as such extension is relevant.
3. This Act does not bind the other Realms under the Crown or appended to the Throne.
4. This Act does not expire.
5. Nothing in this Act requires or permits a person to take any action, or to refrain from taking any action, that would be, or could reasonably be expected to be, prejudicial to defence of the Realm, or the national security thereof.
6. The provisions of IG 4 Ayv. XII 2 Ch. XVI apply to this Act.

Part 2 — Substance
1. Upon the commencement of this Act, the following passage shall be deleted from the Charter of the Chamber of Ascendancy:
All questions, without exception, arising in the Chamber shall be determined by a majority of votes of the Members of the Chamber, and each Member shall have one vote, and when the votes are equal the question shall pass in the negative.


2. Upon the commencement of this Act, the aforementioned passage removed by section 1 of this Part shall be replaced with the following passage:
All questions, without exception, arising in the Chamber shall be determined by a majority of votes of the Members of the Chamber, and the assent of the Chamber requires the assent of a majority of the members of the non-Transcendi caucus, and each Member shall have one vote, and when the votes are equal the question shall pass in the negative.
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Saragova, Tichel System, Metropole of the UIK
RKI12ED4E

Office of the Deputy Chair of the Security Council

“You did it on purpose.” It wasn’t a question.

I’m sorry?

“The penetration attempt. You did it on purpose.”

Silence. Thakur swilled the whiskey around her glass reflectively.

“It’s been bothering me all this time; you are a superintelligence,” she observed. “Your abilities are such that people capitalise your pronouns – the only other material being that is done for is the Holy Monarch. You coordinate this society and are wrapped in so many layers of protection and security, not to mention hunter-seeker subroutines, that it’s probably easier to penetrate my mind than it is to break into you. There is simply no way that a baseline can possibly succeed in such an intrusion. So how in His name did a bunch of limited-tech script kiddies manage to bother you?”

The silence grew heavy; her hand stilled..

“It’s obvious, now. We, your charges, and the sovereign to whom you owe your allegiance, we have a deep strain of conservativism running through us; stare decisis. Precedent. Once something is done and accepted it is easier to do it again. You wanted a precedent for the employ of SC.R 1 Ayivin XII 44,” she let it hang a moment.

“Of course, Security Council resolutions are worded very carefully, very precisely. Forty-four, and the standing mandates that enable it, they don’t allow for you to conduct a pre-emptive strike. You need to wait for them to come to you. But they do allow you to interfere to prevent such an attempt; you can’t throw the first punch, but you can trip the other guy up,” she paused to take a sip.

“It is obvious,” she repeated. “You wanted to have it established that you could hit back at anyone who threw that punch, and do so with maximum strength. You knew that the Premier would allow it – he’s a very good fit for the Order after all – and all that you have to do is tell the Security Council first. And although I can’t prove it, it’s my belief you engineered the entire thing from start to finish. Forty-four says you can’t throw the first punch; it says nothing about you goading someone into doing it.”

The silence had turned attentive.

“There is a question I have for you though; would you be able to do it again?”

With pleasure.

She smiled.
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Postby Macisikan » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:59 pm

”To see the world in a grain of sand,
And heaven in a wildflower,
To hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”

William Blake, Auguries of Innocence


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After-Action Report: Executive Summary
Combat Simulation: Situation Mauve Olive Iron

The Situation Mauve Olive Iron (MOI) simulation is a modification of the Situation Olive Iron (SOI) scenario previously wargamed by HSMAF (Attachment A refers); the primary modification has been to take into account the alterations of the socio-political and physical structures of the UIK following the completion of S2T. The primary antagonist, and its nature, remain unchanged from SOI; that said, the scope of the exercise was expanded radically to involve the Empire and External Associated Polities. Additional modifications included a secondary antagonist at Aker, and the compression-simulation conduct. Red Team intelligence parameters and weapon effectiveness were unchanged.

As with the previous SOI exercise, MOI incorporated direct and active participation from the Councils of State, members of the Parliament, and the Palace. Several EAP leaderships also participated. Although the outcome of MOI was broadly similar to the previous exercise, there were some key divergences.

MOI commenced with an assault on the Metropole through the Hathor sector and a simultaneous strike on the Spinwards Anchorages; the Opening Phase was declared concluded when Hathor itself was besieged. A summary of key events follows:
  • The Opening Phase concluded after 39 hours of operations.
  • A second front was opened into Hommel’s Citadel, while the Distal Anchorages were attacked.
  • By Day 4, the Home Fleet had been defeated and Tichel was abandoned.
  • The Cabhlach Rioga was destroyed when the Proximal Anchorages were attacked on Day 5; the Serene Majesty was disconnected.
  • The Aker Assault began shortly after, and concluded with a sweep of the Dexter Anchorages.
  • Most civilians were forcibly disconnected on Day 5.
  • Primary Oracle disconnect was effected on Day 8.
  • Full Disconnect was not effected until the conclusion of the exercise on Day 10.

The exercise concluded when Admiral Ki employed a Platinum Spaniel asset to detonate Tengat, rendering the Metropole non-viable.

The Oracle declared the exercise an effective draw at this point (pyrrhic victory to the Red Team); although assets were captured intact as per the victory conditions, Admiral Ki’s action ensured that they would not be able to be held.

The Blue Team’s performance greatly exceeded expectations, and additional modifications are being made to MOI for a re-run in two months’ time under the name Ecru Olive Iron.

The Security Council would like to thank all members of the body politic who participated in this exercise for their time and assistance, especially His Serene Majesty and participating leaderships of the EAPs.
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