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Holy Marsh
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The Shift: Ongoing Updates on the Grand Theocracy

Postby Holy Marsh » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:34 pm

OOC- Looking for international reactions to the following for use in the IIWiki. Also, if you have ideas for anything more than that, TG me beforehand. React IC- OOC comments are fine as long as they are paired with IC reactions.

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The Shift refers to a magical-scientific error during a meeting between the Lubyakan Consortium of Unicorns for the Betterment of Man and the Marshite Healthcare Service at Saint Husky Medical Center in Saint Husky, Holy Marsh. As a result of this event, all males in the The Grand Theocracy of Holy Marsh took on the appearance of females, and testing shows that this change is permanent and has been hard-coded into Marshites' now modified Y chromosome meaning it will continue on into the future. While naturally something that unnerved many Marshites initially, the impact has been muted tremendously by the Church's stance on gender identity and equality that has erased lines between the genders. While small religious changes were worked on as a result and the military looked into modifications of equipment and training to take into account the smaller size of the people, the effects of The Shift are not extreme.

The Grand Theocracy has for generations been a leader in Gender Science. Being a nation whose religion portrays the sexes equally and has fully supported the rights of all types of people looking to explore gender and sex, the Church has always stepped in to help those on the path of self-discovery or simply curious. These efforts were given a boost in 1975 AD when they came into contact with an alien race called the Tam'ran, who gave Marshites advanced technology in several medical areas with the agreement that it would never be militarized. This technology has allowed the Marshites to work on people at the cellular level, changing everything from hormones to the inter-personal developmental timeline. The result is that Marshite Gender Science was capable of allowing someone to explore other genders at ease. The result was that hundreds of millions of men and equal numbers of women at any one time would experience life as the other gender for a period exceeding a year, with almost thirty percent of the nation doing so at some point of their life.

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Lubyak is a nation that has many types of magical critter, the Unicorn being the most prevalent. Among the many political action groups in Lubyak, one of the most active and loud was the Lubyakan Consortium of Unicorns for the Betterment of Man. They sought a way to tie the magical abilities of unicorns with the ways of humans as way of uplifting them and hopefully closing the relations gap between humans and equines in Lubyak after a failed coup. While they did not have great influence inside of Lubyak and in the political world, they were well known for doing good deeds and were thought well of. Eventualy, in order to bolster their reputation, they made a deal to visit the Holy Marsh and see what they could learn in order to help Lubyakans back home.
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The Consortium's visit took place over the course of two weeks. The first week was uneventful and ended with them failing to learn a spell to mimic the Marshite method of farming, but that was just the end of what had been a pleasant first week. The next week was to be spent at St. Husky Medical Center, one of the foremost centers for gender transformation. The goal was to learn the science that went into the transformations so that the Consortium could understand the basics and apply it magically. Leading voices from both the scientific and magical communities stated there was little cause for concern as science and magic had existed together for some time. The first day of the visit went off without a hitch and both sides agreed to allow the Consortium to inspect the scientific equipment given by the alien race.

The next day, the inspection began. What followed next is up for debate- those that were at the site have no recollection of the day at all. Camera feeds show that one or two unicorns snuck off and seemed to try multiple times to cast a spell. Marshites and other unicorns approached, but instead of stopping the unicorns, spoke with them. They then crowded around one of the machines. One of the Marshites started speaking as if giving a speech, and it was then that all seven horns in the area lit up. Surprised faces on all seven before a blinding flash shut the camera off.
What followed is barely understood. Within seventeen seconds, Marshites across the globe who had used the technologies relating to the Y chromosome- the specific machine the unicorns and Marshites had crowded around- underwent a dramatic physical alteration. There were no exceptions to this, but luckily there was no pain. Across the nation a series of small car accidents in heavy traffic as well as a few scared moments of flight were the result, but there was no major incident. Distance seemed to not impact the rate of change, as outside of Saint Husky, men were impacted at different times.
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The leading theory as to what happened was the Lubyakan magic was not counted on by the machine. The initial tampering allowed the machine to tap into the Aetheral flow of magic that permeates the planet. It then went into overdrive as it was unable to process the magic, burning itself out and altering all those who had the designations of Marshite in the records. Owing to the extensive Saint Husky records that were connected to the blood system of the Church, the machine thus sent out its ultra powerful transformation genetic program out across the aether. It was aided by the other machines in charge of the Y chromosome, and the effect cascaded across the world. All Marshites were targeted and hit by not one, but over three thousand transformation programs in short order. the current belief is that had the machine been set on changing Y chromosomes to X chromosomes instead of the Modified Y, there would be no Marshite men to speak of.

For a period of about three hours, Holy Marsh shut down. It had less to do with the majority- who after a few minutes nervously went outside and tried to contact others and kept calm- and more with the minority who were too young to process the changes or were involved in crashes. Arch Bishop Lainik issued a statement, appealing for those afflicted to remain calm and remember to attend mass to seek guidance. The next few days saw a gradual reduction in stress as people grew accustomed to the new reality and the church investigated the situation. The Consortium was initially held as suspects in a crime, but a lack of evidence as well as clean records meant that the Arch-Bishop ordered them released and returned to Lubyak. At the next General Mass on Wednesday, the Arch-Bishop released the report detailing the leading theory and declared the matter settled:
"Our bodies change. Our souls do not. Our goals do not. Our sacrifices are still asked for." - Arch-Bishop Lainik's statement before prayer.
While some wanted more information, the Arch-Bishop did not offer any. In the following months, the questions died down as acceptance became standard. Three months after the event, all questions ceased.

The Male Shrine suffered a near total collapse, going from the seventh most popular shrine in the faith to the forty-fourth of forty-six shrines. Cardinal Thomas Schliey resigned his post and infighting fractured the small shrine in the face of The Shift. The Female Shrine, which had been eleventh most popular, grew to the third most popular and gained six adherents in the Cardinal Council, making it the most popular and powerful Shrine outside of the Monotheistic and Polytheistic. This in effect makes it the most powerful policy-based Shrine.
Further medical tests confirmed that the modified Y chromosome also impacted female Marshites, meaning that there is no way for Marshites to have children without passing on their own chromosome. Various attempts to use the alien technology to fix the problem has had the opposite effect- destroying the Y chromosome entirely and replacing it with an X, and turning the subject completely female. More strikingly, some Marshites are reporting their memories changing to reflect a Marshite history that had always been this way. Seeing as this is growing, leading scientists believe it may be mimetic. Further studies are ongoing.
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Postby Novaya Equestria » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:35 am

Borealis and his officers talked about The Shift. Due to The SHift changing all males into females, this caused much confusion. Even the troops were confused by The Shift. "Well, the Archbishop needs to fix this, or else this will cause more confusion." Borealis said to the newsreporters as General Yukov added, "It caused much confusion that I can't stand it!" All of Novaya Equestria were already confused by this event alongside imperial forces fighting for control of the islands that surrounds the Novaya Equestrian mainland. Nonetheless, Borealis has told all Novaya Equestrians to keep calm and not to panic as he and his officers talked about this.
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Postby Alexiandra » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:21 pm

President Winter stared at the report before him for a long, long while. Silence reigned over his office as he contemplated the mind-bending news he had just received. The minutes seemed to stretch into hours, and the hours into days, until finally, after pinching himself several times, the President began to laugh.

At first, his amusement manifested itself in a series of small chuckles - these chuckles soon swelled into barks of hearty laughter, and before long President Winter had sunk deep into his chair, clutching his sides as tears rolled down his cheeks. He paused for breath, and murmured to himself between snorts: "Those Marshites... always were weird ones...".

Then laughter overcame him once more, and he slumped over his desk, his breast heaving with glee.
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Postby Sardian republic » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:49 pm

at the desk of a office the Director is working on a document and is interrupted by a knock
"Come in" said the director while going back to work on the document and walks in minster han saying hello
"oh hello Minster Ha-" asked Director Franklin before getting shocked at Minster Han's appearance
"I know your wondering about my new hat" said Minster han
"Hat! you look like a lass" said Director franklin
"What do you mean?" asked minster han
"What do you mean have you looked at yourself" said Director Franklin while pointing to a mirror Minster han walks over and is surprised by his appearance of looking like a woman
"AHHHH! How did this happen!" Asked Minster Han
"calm down what was the last thing you where doing" asked Director Franklin
"well I was visiting the holy marsh" Said minster han
"yep you got hit by the shift" Said Director Franklin
"The shift?" asked Minster han
the director explains to the minster about why his gender changed suddenly and about the shift.
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Postby Sardian republic » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:18 pm

After The director was done explaining to the minster about what happened to him
"So that's what happened to me?" Asked Minster Han
"Yep" said the Director
"Should we make an announcement about this" asked Minster Han
"We should" Said The Director

At The Vienna Town hall stands a group of reporters from the Sardian National paper and Sardian Republic news aiming their cameras at a pulpit and their writing pads out. Soon the Director walks up to the pulpit and address the group
"Now I called this Public announcement to explain about holy marsh and their shift" said the Director one reporter asks while writing down"The Shift?"
"The Shift is a magical phenomenon that has happened to the holy marsh" another reporter asks "what Happened in the holy marsh"
"What Happened in the holy marsh was a magical accident that has caused the entire male population to turn into females"
"What!" exclaimed the reporters
"it is unknown what caused this shift but please do not panic this is only occurring in the holy marsh"
"has anyone from the republic been affected" said a female reporter
"Yes Minster han was visiting the holy marsh and is the only republic citizen to be affected" said the director
soon the reporters start asking questions that cant be answered by the director
"I can not answer these questions at the time but you will be given further information" the Director walks away from the pulpit
One woman with a microphone was talking directly to a camera "Well That's all the information the government has given us folks and further details will be told at a later time Trish pines signing off".
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Postby Novaya Equestria » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:38 pm

In addition to the Novaya Equestrian government's reactions, the terrorist organization, the Eyes of Harmony, were also confused about this. "We can't understand this. This event was so confusing that everyone of us saw them as females! Just like the imperialist dictator Borealis said, the Archbishop must fix this or confusion will be increased!" Said the leader of the Eye of Harmony, Jungle Photo, to the Novaya Equestrian broadcasting news corporation, Newsvaya Equestria (Pronounced: News-vaya Equestria). "Thought we do know about this, we just can't stand it. I think....." He added as he puked due to the confusion and left. This confused the Eye of Harmony as the change was met with equal confusion amongst Novaya Equestrian civilians, scientists, politicians, and soldiers alike.
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Postby Ganos Lao » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:50 pm

"I don't know what drugs those crossdressing mugus are on, but I could use some of them to get me through all these reports. Ganosia will stand firmly beside her Marshite allies, because they've always been good to us and supportive of our interests, but they shouldn't be surprised if my sister decides to cop a feel or two. I'd love to see her face when she sees what's between their legs."
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"Of course we'll stay friends with your people, Ambassador! But do they need fashion tips? We should take the chance to really beautify the Marsh. Those Holy Warriors have such ugly uniforms!"
- Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Quinn.

"I'm going to have to take an extended holiday in the Marsh. I've got to do some.....investigating."
- Her Imperial Highness, Princess Lilith.

"I think the Marshites are watching too much Motokatan anime. If you pour hot water on a Marshite, can they change genders again?"
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Postby Sardian republic » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:05 pm

"well that press conference went well you think we should send a group of phantoms and scientists over there" Asked the director
"Is that wise" asked the Minster
"you wanna know what happened to you or not" said the Director
"Fine though I think this has something to do with my family somehow" said the minster
"How" asked the Director
"well this only affects marshites and I was digging around on my family tree and found out I'm half marshite from my mothers side"
"wait your half marshite I though you where half pacifican" said the Director
"look will talk about my origins later lets just send the scientists instead"
The two officals send off a small team of scientists to the Holy Marsh.

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Postby Allanea » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:18 am

"Well, I for one think that the Marshites are prettier now." - Baroness Priscilla Conde-Stossel, Grand Marshal of Allanea. - "If they are happy in their new state, that's all that matters."
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Postby Etoile Arcture » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:46 am

Excerpt from the New Corinth Times online edition dated 19 July, 2014:

At a media briefing today in New Corinth a spokesperson for the General Secretariat was asked by reporters to comment on whether The Shift in Holy Marsh had any policy implications for the Technocracy. The spokesperson replied: "None that we can think of."
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Postby Emperor Myric » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:54 pm

Emperor Myric was handed the report. Minutes passed as the stern face of the Emperor burst into utter laugher.

"Is this report... honestly legitimate?"

"Yes sir" came a reply.

"This is just too good... Send a message to the Marshites, tell them to stay away from the bulk imports of eostrogen hormones and cocaine... And perhaps stay away from the crazy magics?"

"Yes sir"

"Well this certainly made my day... Well if they ever need help with populating their lands... they know who to call"

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Postby Auroya » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:00 pm

The Greater Auroyan Imperial Federation regards this as a very interesting phenomenon, and one that could bring great benefit to society if there was indeed a method by which to generate it at will. We will therefore invest a significant amount of funds into potentially replicating a similar kind of effect in laboratory conditions, with the goal of making the potential of this idea available to everybody. We also wish to congratulate the Holy Marsh on being prettier now.
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Postby Bemberna » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:11 pm

BEMBERNA STANDARD
CHROMOSOME CRISIS IN HOLY MARSH

Somebody flipped the sex switch in the Grand Theocracy!

IN THE most bizarre story the Standard has ever reported on, it seems that every man in the Grand Theocracy of Holy Marsh has inexplicably turned into a woman.

The Grand Theocracy has long been known to take an interest in gender identity and gender reassignment procedures and technologies, but to inadvertently transform an entire population into the same sex is unprecedented and, probably, unintentional.

The specifics of the accident are not known to this reporter but it appears as though the Marshites, in concert with representatives from the Lubyakan Consortium, were experimenting with heretofore unknown technology that manipulates cells in some nondescript way. It would appear as though there was a miscalculation.

The incident, while outwardly alarming, is referred to non-nonchalantly as 'The Shift' by Marshites, however, who seem unconcerned at this dramatic alteration to their society. In a cavalier statement by the Marshite Arch-Bishop, their aristocratic theocratic leader, the incident was apparently brushed aside: "Our bodies change. Our souls do not. Our goals do not. Our sacrifices are still asked for," he said dismissively.

The Central Executive Committee did not make a statement on the matter - they are understandably busying themselves with the protection and betterment of the Bembernian people - but when asked, Matriarch Harloni was not enthused by the reaction of the Marshite leaders.

"This tragic incident could have profound effects on the people of Holy Marsh," she said in a brief interview earlier today, her passion for the welfare of all people quite evident in her voice. "Whether the people are handling [the Shift] well or not is beside the point - the leaders of Holy Marsh have no right to inflict this on their people without permission, and for their leaders to offer no other advice than 'you should deal with it' is outrageous.

"[Those involved] in this crisis were meddling with forces they did not understand and the people paid the price. They should resign immediately. They clearly don't have the interests of their people at heart." she added.

It is unknown whether the Shift is reversible or not. Nobody beyond the borders of Holy Marsh when it occurred seems to have been affected by it, however.
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Postby Marshite Ponies » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:01 pm

The Republic of Akila, formerly the Marshite Colony, issued the following statement regarding the events in their former colonial masters:

"We were unaffected by this due to the long-standing compact between Marshite Ponies and the Grand Theocracy that prevented us from giving them our blood, which in turn means no records of such materials could be used in this disaster. Despite this, we understand that the societal change will be slow and gradual. We still maintain close and friendly ties with the Church and have every confidence that it will continue to be a force for great justice in a world often betrayed with none," said Spokesperson Gilded Lilly before adding, "and we continue to support the marshite people in anything they need."
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Postby Dark Waters Inc » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:26 am

From: Chairman of Relations, Darren Thomas
To: RE: All
Subject: Changing Slave Rates for Marshite Men

Interested Customers and International Audience,

For more than sixteen years, Dark Waters Incorporated has charged special rates for Marshite slaves. This was a product of the rarity of the Marshite slave, seeing as they nearly universally would rather die fighting, their religious fervor, and their physical qualities all combined to produce slaves of very high quality and interest. This latest change in the Marshite genetic code has only further stressed this point. With a more beautiful appearance across striking their features, Marshite men now can achieve an even higher score in the Lev-Bosik Slave Capability Index. Coupled with their rarity and difficulty in being captured, the male Marshite will now cost an additional 30%. While this will make te Marshite male currently the most expensive slave we offer, we assure you that the range of uses he has will not dissapoint our customers.

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Postby Sardian republic » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:19 am

TO: Chairmen of relations Darren Thomas
From: Minster of anti-slavery john Thornton
Dear Mr. Chairmen it has come to my attention that you are selling marshite slaves you are being ordered to cease and decease your slave trade if you do not decease your activities you will have to deal with an 400 man taskforce of special ops operatives that will start cracking down on your operations. I suggest you stop before things get bloody.
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Postby Holy Marsh » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:29 am

OOC= Thank you everyone thus far for the reactions. I'll be editing them into the wiki later tonight and will have IC responses to a few of you also. Please keep the anti-slave/slave IC discussions out of this thread as this thread is for reactions to The Shift. Thank you for cooperation!:)
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Postby AHSCA » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:56 pm

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AHSCA has been made aware of the recent genetic shift among people of the Holy Marsh state and have been informed by all state leaders and our own UNIDF and Militia that the changes have also afflicted many of the Marshites in AHSCA as well. It is not normally AHSCA's policy to recognized force gender change but as we understand this was an act of natural selection working thus we recognize all changes made to the Marshites. Holy Marsh will now be recognized as a mono gender state of only women regardless of the personal identification and that extends to Marshites in AHSCA. Some Marshites have also undergone a shift into becoming of Neko or Kitsune anthro status and Animalpolis is ready to openly welcome them.

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Postby Skylet » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:54 pm

Holy Marsh wrote:OOC= Thank you everyone thus far for the reactions. I'll be editing them into the wiki later tonight and will have IC responses to a few of you also. Please keep the anti-slave/slave IC discussions out of this thread as this thread is for reactions to The Shift. Thank you for cooperation!:)

Is this thread closed?
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Postby Holy Marsh » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:01 pm

Skylet wrote:
Holy Marsh wrote:OOC= Thank you everyone thus far for the reactions. I'll be editing them into the wiki later tonight and will have IC responses to a few of you also. Please keep the anti-slave/slave IC discussions out of this thread as this thread is for reactions to The Shift. Thank you for cooperation!:)

Is this thread closed?

OOC- No. I just wanted to make an OOC note to keep the bickering regarding slavery out of this thread.:) If someone has an IC reaction, they are more than welcome to post!
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Postby Schantrac » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:15 am

With around 18% of the population Marshite, The Shift hit the People's Republic hard. Chaos reigned for several days as almost one-tenth of our nation, or nearly one-fifth of our male population, radically altered gender. Unhappy with the response from the Marshite Church, the religion was banned and all contact between the People's Republic and the Marshite state has been cut off.

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Postby Natrona County » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:23 am

The Matriarchy watched with silence and awe at the amazing metamorphisis of the male gender of the effected nation. While unable to calculate how to make it possible to happen globally, the Matriarchy nonetheless watched the events with impressed glee.

Official Statement:

“The Grand Matriarch wishes to congratulate the Holy Marsh on the near-total change of its gender makeup. While incomplete, we applaud their moves towards a better world.”

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Postby Romandeos » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:31 pm

San Isidro, I.F.S.R.

Youko Denisa awoke to screaming and chaos. This much, at least, was nothing new. She had been a soldier, and quite a good one at that, and had seen a few live operations during her service before heading home to a nice, quiet life in her home city. She had taken a job at a manufacturing plant and was starting to earn a good living, hoping to one day soon leave the apartment she had rented and settle down in a house in the suburbs. She had worked a double shift the previous evening, and had gone to bed looking forward to a night's rest and a day off tomorrow.

It was not meant to be. The panicked shrieking of a woman in distress had her bolting out of bed on reflex before she truly knew what she was doing. There had occasionally been assaults in the building recently, and so before she ran from her bedroom into the front of her apartment, she grabbed the pistol from where it rested under her pillow.

Minutes later, she was starting to wish she had stayed in bed. She stood in the common room of the floor, where the laundry machines and such were kept, surrounding by frantic, crying women.

"Okay," she said, her voice still as grouchy and rough as when she had awoken. "From the top. So, those of you I don't recognize, you all used to be men?"

"Most of us, yeah." That came from a short, blonde woman standing in the doorway claiming to be Charles Evans, the electrician's apprentice from down the hall. She looked more like she should have been wearing skimpy shorts at a bar, but Youko did not feel judgmental at the moment as she closed her eyes and rubbed intensely at her brow with her free hand.

"Great."

*


Official Message from the Imperial Federated States
For:
The Archbishop Lainika

Eighty-five percent. That is how many of the people living in this country profess the Marshite faith according to the most recent census reports. Aside from the Theocracy itself, we have more Marshite worshipers here than almost any other country in the world. Every last one of these was allowed access to the medical technology spoken of in Marshite reports.

Thirteen percent. That is how many of my people, despite not being Marshites, were also afforded convenient access to this technology. Combined, that is ninety-eight pecent of my people, both here and abroad, who are afflicted.

In short, Your Grace, if you take one hundred of my people and arrange them in a line, ninety-eight of them now have breasts, whether they had them last night or not. I am sure you have some idea, given reports from your own country, of how distressing this change has been. As you read this I have summoned your Ambassador, and hope to discuss important matters with him while keeping in close contact with Your Grace as we both deal with this strange situation.

Regards,
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Postby Saurisisia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:31 pm

When the news of the events in the nation called "Holy Marsh", the government (both Federal and state) reacted accordingly with different reactions based on their personality and stature within the government. While President Ironhorn has yet to release a public comment, the Secretary of War reportedly did a spit take of his second cup of morning coffee while reading the annual foreign relations notices and then spazzed out into fits of angry cries of 'What?! What?!' for three hours straight. Speaker of the House Scipio O'Brien had rubbed his snout for an entire hour and then headed down to the nearest bar to drink the night away. Overall, the government reacted to either confusion, disgust, or general indifference to the downright strange things that go on abroad.
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Postby Todlichebujoku » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:19 pm

Tödlichebujoku Foreign Ministry, Frigidekasai office

Kaito Ruoho was reading through his job's interuniversal news shard when he noticed an eye-catching headline: "Thaumaturgical-Scientific Accident Renders Men Women in 'The Holy Marsh'". He tapped the facet to read more, an eyebrow raised and the alluring opportunity to catch a typo rising in his mind. Unfortunately it was not so, and as soon as he finished reading the report, his thoughts immediately leapt to the possibility of the gene-mutating thaumaturgical syndrome jumping to Tödlichebujoku. Such a syndrome would leave the nation childless, and likely halve the size of the booming prostitution industry as well. Disturbed and a bit worried, he called some theoretical mages and scientists that he knew in an impromptu crystal conference to verify if his homeland was actually in danger or if he was just being paranoid. Luckily, after some discussion and research, it turned out that "The Holy Marsh"- a nation with a file in Tödlichebujoku but no diplomatic or trade relations- was situated on a plane not in a position to threaten Tödlichebujoku. As a precaution however, the group recommended increased PE scanning (Protodermic Energy) at each of the nation's IU portals.

His fears mostly allayed, Kaito decided to freeze the crystal for the time being and go out for an enticingly fragrant spiced beef pie sold by one of the vendors in the building's atrium. He was more than glad that this faraway yet disturbing incident would not likely see the public's attention. Especially the military. And if it did jump over? Oh yes, especially the military.
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