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Our Noble Ties That Bind (Closed)

Postby Cartoonia » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:31 pm

Hello! This is a private closed RP between me and AHSCA, but feel free to read along if you’d like!


Gallager, Cartoonia. November, 2021

The streets of Gallagher were cleaned up for today’s ceremonies, as the cool breeze of November blows through the city. It has been years since Cartoonia planned an official state visit, especially from their allies. This year, Her Royal Highness Duchess Marcella has agreed to visit Cartoonia as an official state visit, for about a week or so. With a schedule of ceremonies and leisure, it was going to be a great time for all involved, especially since… … ya know. That was neither here nor there, nor important. What matters is the pleasure and comfort of Her Royal Highness. That is what Cartoonia is known for in the region. Hospitality and Entertainment. At the Supreme Leader’s Estate, The rooms were all being cleaned out for her Royal Highness’ arrival to these fair Cartune Isles. The household servants rush throughout moving things in and out, for this would also be the first time a visiting head of state has a chance to stay within the residence of Supreme Leader Kudo in the guest rooms. True, embassies of visiting dignitaries act as their residence here, but oftentimes, dignitaries of higher notoriety such as monarchs and other high-ranking heads of state have the chance of living in the guest rooms of the estate or stay at the Kiddington House, often larger than their embassies.

With all different variables in place, there is always one big constant. The arrival ceremony where the Supreme Leader meets with the visiting dignitary. Both a military, musical, and diplomatic spectacle that reaffirms the ties that bind two great nations. The honor guards of the armed forces gather in front of the Estate grounds, two military bands also gather. The Supreme Leader’s Own Cartoon Marine Band plays ceremonial music, and the Central City Preußische Armeemarschsammlung Band brings a little bit of history and tradition brought in Cartoonia. Along lines, crowds of AHSCAian tourists and ex-pats, supporters of monarchies, and students from the public schools gather to greet the visiting duchess. They were fortunate to be here today, and wouldn’t be possible without the COVID vaccine made mandatory to all citizens, which has proven effective with 99% of the Cartoon population fully vaccinated (and it helps that there are no cases of COVID within the Cartune Isles).

“Sir,” said Captain Terrance “Toast” Bazaar of the Supreme Leader’s Personal Sentry, The Histeria Rifle Regiment. “Honor guard is all ready. Crowds have begun to gather. And government officials and dignitaries from the AHSCA embassy have also arrived”.

“Excellent. I’ll be down there in a few minutes”.

“Yes sir”. He salutes and leaves the office. After a very hectic year, Supreme Leader Jimmy Kudo was looking forward to a single week where he can relax, enjoy himself, and be as gracious and hospitable to their guests from overseas. Instead of the military uniform he usually wears in other ceremonial occasions, he wears his blue suit and red bowtie.

“You seem excited about this aren’t you?” Rachel, his wife replied.

“Of course, it’s her majesty’s first visit to our isles. We are very close allies, so it’d be nice to show some of that hospitality, especially because of the past few months”. He kisses his wife on the cheek passionately, Rachel blushes. “It’ll be good to not think about any events going on. I think we all need this”.

“You’re right”.

“I got a fun week ahead of us. A few concerts and plays here and there, and of course a special retreat into our mountain residence, and a few spots in the different provinces”.

“Sounds fun”. Both Jimmy and Rachel leave to the front of their home to greet their guests from abroad.

Meanwhile, Port Dickson. Crowds of onlookers wait at a designated port for which the Duchess and whoever else being brought along with her was scheduled to arrive in. A line of guards and secret service members line against the docks and gangways intended for the use of Her Royal Highness. Among the folks in the crowd was the welcoming committee, set up to welcome foreign dignitaries in official state visits. Leading the committee is the Chief of Protocol, Mr. Tenya Iida, the party leader for the Anime-Cartoon Liberty Party. Guards consisting of marines and sailors line the walkway, to salute the incoming dignitary.

The ship enters the port. The military band plays fanfares and ceremonial music, including the nation’s welcoming piece By Land and Sea, as the ship moors onto the dock. Soldiers on the walkway set their ceremonial weapons down and salute the duchess.

“Wow,” one of the members of the entourage, Representative Tamaki Suoh says. “Haven’t seen a sailing vessel as big as that before. Must have come from the age of sail”.

“That’s because the United Island States is rooted in tradition. Kind of like us in a way. We both embrace tradition with a sprinkle of progressivism in society. We share a worldview of preserving technology that works and granting more freedom to all peoples more than ever before. You traveled there haven’t you?”

“Oh, that was before I was elected as a representative of Cartoon House for Ouran”.

‘And you’ve seen first hand of the traditionalism in terms of technology that they to partake in. Our bond is strong, and free trade continues with our faithful ally”. Jubilant cheers from onlookers as the Duchess’ ship anchors in the port. The gangway is opened for her and her entourage to step down onto Cartoon soil for the first time.
Supreme Leader Jimmy Kudo
Chancellor Nigel Uno
Attorney General Conan Edogawa
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Raphtalia
Gran-General of the Army Eric Cartman
Gran-Admiral of the Navy Kagura Mikazuchi

The desk of the Democratic Republic of Cartoonia Department of Foreign Affairs.
Capitol: Gallagher
Current Civil State: Prosperous
Current Military Status: At Peace
Cartoonian-Dillydale Stock Exchange…...JWC -10.0%........CIS +1.1%......CEP +2.1%......SSA -6.1%......POC -5.1%......WDC -1.2%......ABC +2.4%......RMC -1.2%......MRE +1.7%......SSC +3.1%......FSC +2.0%......KTC -0.5%......SBC -4.2%......KKF -5.3%

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Postby AHSCA » Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:36 pm

Rather surprisingly, Duchess Marcella had not yet made her own formal visit to Cartoonia. The nations have had great relations for quite a while now and had plenty in common but well whatever glad it was now instead of never! Recent events were not the greatest and certainly threw Marcella into a lot of unflattering scrutiny, how other nations took to the news when she stared down a vote of no confidence, remained to be seen but obviously Cartoonia wasn't scared off by it. One would think this had left Marcella in a melancholy mood but surprisingly enough, no, quite the contrary she was probably as cheery as ever. Why? Well because the rumors of her finding a new love were quite true indeed, well why not, it seemed Aurelia moved on rather quickly from Marcella so only proper Marcella move on from Aurelia and not wallow. Right now, Marcella was wanting to keep it a bit quiet, not drag a man she met during the festival into the spotlight just yet. Plus, after what happened with Aurelia, maybe a good idea to take it a bit slow for a while.

This trip, Marcella wasn't alone because she had with her, obviously two of her bodyguards, Lady Asuna and Lady Sayaka, both of whom accompanied her and Gisella during their visit to Astares Amauricanum. One would almost think Sayaka was promoted to Crimson Knight now but she was still a Cerulean, not that she was complaining. Deputy Foregin Officer for AHSCA, Roshin Tendo, curious how Noir the actual foreign minister, always seemed busy or unavailable for these state meetings, well oh well. Officer Shizuka Gozen was here to document the trip, opting to do it herself this time rather than pass the assignment along to another journalist of the State Press. Of course Marcella's handmaiden Yoshi was along for this trip. And one more special little guest, Hibiki the daughter of Marcella's new beau (yeah that's right a man this time around) a potential future stepdaughter for Marcella. Cute as can be, small and full of energy. What happened to her mom? Well if you ask Hibiki, her mama died when she was still a baby, that was the story she knew and was told but awful truth was her mom ran off somewhere. Marcella knew the truth as did little Hibiki's papa but for now, Hibiki didn't know, it's how he wanted it. Over all, a good ensemble here, some for the state and some just for Marcella.

Okay that's a lot of backstory to get through. Now onto the present day at hand, the geat thing about Cartoonia was they were well aware of AHSCA's preferences and welcome Marcella to sail on in by sea instead of insisting on a quick arrival by air. Perfect, lovely! Arriving on the HMS Carp. It'd been a journey of about 4 weeks, some days of fierce storms with the ups and down and plenty of rolls to the side but just as many great days of sunshine and blue skies and calm seas so it wasn't all bad. Marcella, sporting a cute bob cut, her hair been cut the first day of the festival to go blend in at the village of her trusted guard, everyone else dressed and ready to march on down the gangway to their warm welcome by Cartoonia.

Marcella waved to the crowd of onlookers, cameras of the media and press to let them grab pictures of her and the group with her. Her first steps now onto Cartoonia, what a welcome, this was great day and a great place to be. With the Kudo's there Marcella could give a proper greeting to their hosts "Your Excellency, Mister Kudo, thank you for having us. Milady Kudo, thank you for also coming to welcome all of us. Mister Suoh, how lovely it is to see you here as well." Roshin did well to prepare Marcella for whom among Cartoonia's government would be there to greet them. "And to all the lovely people of Cartoonia, I'm delighted to be here on my first visit to your country."

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Postby Cartoonia » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:13 pm

More cheers were in order, as newspaper cameras and live television news cameras were all on the duchess and the entourage from the United Island States. The Supreme Leader and his wife smiled at the arriving dignitaries

“Oh, the pleasure is ours your Royal Highness” Jimmy replies, both him and Rachel bowing in respect as they always does to visiting monarchs. “we have been looking forward to this state visit for several months. I’m glad there is time now at last!”

“It’s been a while since we had an official state visit, not including private visits of course. We are delighted to be hosting visits again and from a faithful ally as well, especially since the whole pandemic going around. I’m just glad that it hasn’t touched us”.

“It’s a true miracle dear. Now, then. Let us take you and your entourage through a short tour of a few sights in our capital before we head to our estate for our more formal ceremonies, and so you can rest your sea legs and unpack?” Jimmy finishes off showing his hands to a fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantom IV limousines.
Supreme Leader Jimmy Kudo
Chancellor Nigel Uno
Attorney General Conan Edogawa
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Raphtalia
Gran-General of the Army Eric Cartman
Gran-Admiral of the Navy Kagura Mikazuchi

The desk of the Democratic Republic of Cartoonia Department of Foreign Affairs.
Capitol: Gallagher
Current Civil State: Prosperous
Current Military Status: At Peace
Cartoonian-Dillydale Stock Exchange…...JWC -10.0%........CIS +1.1%......CEP +2.1%......SSA -6.1%......POC -5.1%......WDC -1.2%......ABC +2.4%......RMC -1.2%......MRE +1.7%......SSC +3.1%......FSC +2.0%......KTC -0.5%......SBC -4.2%......KKF -5.3%

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Postby AHSCA » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:38 pm

"A tour would be delightful as a little rest from our long voyage. I'm glad for a change I got to sail into a place instead of flying. Nothing against the miracle of flight but I'm still a woman of the sea." On that note of the pandemic, Your Excellency, I'm glad you fine people were blessed with being spared the worst of the pandemic where many nations have not been as lucky, including Kyrenaia." While AHSCA and Kyrenaia may not be on the best terms right now that didn't mean Marcella didn't empathize with the difficult situation. "And thankfully the UIS was spared too and we've been blessed with a robust vaccination program by our friends so all is well. Including all of us, so we're all set."

Hibiki's eyes looked on in amazement and wonder about the lovely looking car, "Wooooow this is so fancy!"

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Postby Cartoonia » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:58 pm

“Yes, I have heard of some of the disasters that fell upon other nations during the pandemic. Some more worst than others” replied Jimmy solemnly. “But, I am glad your nation got out of it unscathed” he added in a more happier tone. “I believe the future is bright for our planet. But enough serious chit chat, allow me to escort you, your Royal Higness”. All peoples involved were all escorted inside the limo. Jimmy smiles at the young child’s comment.

“Yeah, we do love a bit of old fashioned fanciness. I guess you can say that our nation is quite similar. We do like to use old fashioned machinery, though of course we do some internal upgrades to keep up with the modern world, but we do keep the style. It’s a bit more classy, and we do love class. Oh, I’m sorry. I never got your name child”. Jimmy’s attention returns to the duchess.

“You Royal Highness, I hope you wouldn’t mind me asking, but this young child is apart of your family correct?”
Supreme Leader Jimmy Kudo
Chancellor Nigel Uno
Attorney General Conan Edogawa
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Raphtalia
Gran-General of the Army Eric Cartman
Gran-Admiral of the Navy Kagura Mikazuchi

The desk of the Democratic Republic of Cartoonia Department of Foreign Affairs.
Capitol: Gallagher
Current Civil State: Prosperous
Current Military Status: At Peace
Cartoonian-Dillydale Stock Exchange…...JWC -10.0%........CIS +1.1%......CEP +2.1%......SSA -6.1%......POC -5.1%......WDC -1.2%......ABC +2.4%......RMC -1.2%......MRE +1.7%......SSC +3.1%......FSC +2.0%......KTC -0.5%......SBC -4.2%......KKF -5.3%


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