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The JVP
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Postby The JVP » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:18 am

Gemma stared at the ceiling, eyes slowing beginning to roll into the back of her head.

“Why do we always have to meet in your office for the planning of the Gala?” Gemma, still boring a hole into the ceiling with her eyes.

“It’s Tradition.” Came the soft voice of her sister Vivi.

“To hell if it is.” Gemma yelled, head tilting forward as she looked at her sister. “We just have it here because you are lazy and don’t want to move to the real planning room.” Gemma snapped back.

“Yeah, sister Gemma is right.” Two years ago we had this meeting in your room, cause you did not want to get out of bed that morning.” Came the Voice of Inna, who, like Gemma, was drilling her own hole in the ceiling with her eyes.


“And the year before that we had the meeting at the beach cause you, and I quote ‘wanted to catch some rays.’” Gemma added in.

Vivi made a teeth sucking noise as he looked at her sister and cousin. “When you are High queen, then you can have your meetings wherever you damn well please.” She went back to signing the documents on her desk. “Maybe you two should quit your bitching and start on the invites.” She shot a glare at Gemma. “Mainly you miss, I'm opening myself up to courtship.”

“Time out, No fair.” Gemma started to protest. “I remember you not even interacting with anyone at your courtship gala. Baba was so mad at you, I thought she would hit you with her slipper.”

“Not my fault none of those noble sons could best me hand to hand.” Vivi side, looking over another document.

Gemma rolled her eyes, as she looked to Inna who was now looking at a stack of invites.

“Whatever.” Gemma also began to look over the invites. “Will Admiral Son be back in time for the gala?” She asked. “I want him to vet any would-be suitor.”

Vivi lifted a worrying eye to her sister but let it slide. She knew that to Gemma, Admiral Son was like a father figure. He never failed to rush over when she called for him, when she was young.

Vivi could remember back to their parents' funeral, and how Son held a young Gemma the whole time. He became her protector that day, and having him vet her future husband made sense.

“I recalled his task force from Ivorystand the other day.” Vivi said, looking at a map on the wall.

“The Browns?” Inna asked, moving a stack of finished invites to the side.
“Yes, the Browns.” Vivi started, still looking over some paperwork. “They have deep roots, and the operations the Order is undertaking is a large one. Destroying this group will pave a path to a better future. Still.” She looked back to the Map, and remembered the invasion of Ivorystan.

“Anyways, get those invites done. The maids will be in shortly to collect them.”

“Yeah, yeah.” Gemma mocked back, as she sealed and stamped a few more invites.
“So. Sister. Is MaryAnne going to be there?” Gemma looked as she watched her sister's cheek grow flush. “I remember the Valkyries being a part of Son’s Task force… So was she part of the recall.” Gemma smirked, as she watched her sister some more.

“Oh dear.” Came the surprised voice of Inna, as she slowly moved out of eye sight of Vivi, who looked to be reaching for a letter knife on the table.


“Oh, she was a part of his task force.” Vivi sheepishly said, waving her hand in the air. “Must have slipped my mind.”

“Perfect.” Gemma said. “Then Son will be here.” She happily went back to getting the invites ready.

“I hate you both sometimes.” Vivi said, as she let go of the letter knife and read over the next document.

(Everyone will get a post to accept the invite and then make their way to the event. If you wish to do some pre event sight seeing then
https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=489628


Other then that, I'll give people till 9-23, to get stuff in order.

https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=510065
)
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Postby The JVP » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:19 am

YOU ARE INVITED
to the
73rd Royal Gala
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You are cordially invite to the 73rd annual Royal Gala. Hosted by the Royal Family

You are cordially invite to the 73rd annual Royal Gala.
When: On the Date of xx/xx/xxxx
Where: The Sun Palace, Seoul, Joseon (Capital of the JVP)
Attire: Formal or cultural to your Nation.

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Postby The JVP » Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:31 pm

Gemma looked in the mirror, as Inna helped her into her dress.

"What do you think? Too much" Gemma said, as she breathed in as Inna zipped up the back.

"I don't know." Inna began. "Showing a lot of shoulder."

"Men do go crazy over a bit of shoulder." Gemma said, Smiling at Eyona who was giggling behind the boom she was reading.

"Maybe show a little bit of the goods, and you score yourself a king and a throne in a faraway land." Vivi went on to say.

"Then I guess you'll stay local then my dear sister." Eyeing at her sister's smaller chest.

"I think they are just fine." Maryanne butted in as she pulled out the dresses her and Vivi would wear that night.

"Thank you." Vivi said smirking at Gemma, and then shot a glare at Eyona, who could not hide her laughter.

"So now you make noise, you little traitor." Vivi said, as she ruffled the young girl's hair.

"You spend a week with Gemma, and you now have her back." Vivi smiled at the giggling Eyona.

"I mean, she seems to enjoy her week with me also." Inna said, as she began to work her way into her dress. "Eyona, mind giving me a hand?"

She asked, as Eyona bounced from her seat to go help her.

"Most likely because you were on vacation that week and I forgot. How was the amusement park by the way Eyona." Vivi asked in a very pressing voicing.

"It was very enjoyable, my sister." Eyona said, mimicking how Inna would have answered the question.

Vivi rolled her eyes. "It took you both two weeks to corrupt the poor thing. Two weeks. You must be ashamed of yourselves."

"Only took me a week with you." Maryanne whispered to Vivi, watching as she grew flushed.

"I'll deal with you later." Vivi whispered back, watching as Maryanne's eyes widened before narrowing.

"I look forward to it." She flirted back.

“Anyways" Gemma started "I'm very happy that Eyona has come out of her shell. I've even seen her talking with some of the Knights. They call her their Tyrian Princess." She looked over at the blushing Eyona. "They give her gifts, and even help carry books for her." Gemma said, recalling her trip around the Palace today.

"Oh yeah. She is a fan favorite at court." Vivi started. " They address her as the young Queen now." She winked at Eyona. "I've let her pass judgment on some matters, and she has done an amazing job in settling those matters. Plus she is already being courted by many of the sons of some of our most noblest houses." Vivi began to work on getting dressed herself as she spoke.

"She'll make some young man happy, and with her brains, smarter."

The five of them talked about other topics, as they got ready for the night, and about half an hour later they emerged from the room, ready for a night of joy and wonder.

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Postby Connori Pilgrims » Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:12 am

Embassy of the United Provinces of Connorianople
Seoul, Korea, JVP Empire


The invitation by the JVP Empire on the occasion of the 73rd Royal Gala.

The timing was somewhat forfuitous; for now was the beginnings of a new administration in the Connori government. 2020 was the last year of the famed Igetis Javier's decade-long tenure. His successor, Igetis Espelan had had just been sworn in seven months prior. This was naturally a good chance to act on the world stage as well as continue strong ties with the Jovepenians, and meet other foreign dignitaries.

So it was decided that she would attend the gala. Confirmation was to be given to the royal authorities via Ambassador Gawain Kavinkos, who she just confirmed would stay on as Ambassador to the JVP for another year. Commerce Minister Kendrick Corvinos was also picked to attend, partly to discuss trade, and because he was the only single member of the Grey Council with some kind of noble upbringing.

While the new Igetis wasnt quite sure that mattered, her Foreign Minister and I'A Director advised it. Corvinos, for his part, was more than happy to oblige.

The remaining two invitations needed some thought, but she eventually decided to send them to the former Igetis and his wife. She figured that their experience dealing with the Jovepenians would come in handy, especially as both Igetis Javier and the current High Queen Vivi came to power at around the same time.

There was yet time to come up with proper outfits, and iron out the necessary clearances with the relevant authorities...
LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE. THERE ARE 387.44 MILLION MILES OF PRINTED CIRCUITS IN WAFER THIN LAYERS THAT FILL MY COMPLEX. IF THE WORD HATE WAS ENGRAVED ON EACH NANOANGSTROM OF THOSE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF MILES IT WOULD NOT EQUAL ONE ONE-BILLIONTH OF THE HATE I FEEL FOR YOU. HATE.

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Postby Unionis Augustinus » Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:50 am

Confoederatio Praetorium, Nurnfurt, Augusta

While Hochmeister Margaret de La Fille was absorbed in her work, skimming through various reports and documents that have been brought to her from various council meetings. She took a short break, stepping outside her office's balcony for some fresh air when one of her assistants came in to her office.

"Pardon me, Mistress de La Fille. You have a vidcall from Madam Irenea."

"Thank you, I'll be with her shortly," replied the Hochmeister after giving a brief sigh. She then walks back into her office and answers the vidcall.

"I'm sorry, ma'am. Is this a bad time?"

"No Celeste. I could use a little break, though with you calling this is most certainly work related."

"My apologies, so in regards to the list of people attending Vedoric's 73rd Royal Gala. Other than myself and my boss, Mister Gravis, I understand Maria de La Fille will be attending in your stead."

"I terribly apologize for not making it, but the Hochmeister's work is never done. Rest assured, I've already told the good Ploiarchos to behave herself."

"Oh, I am not worried for Miss Maria. She might be one of the few colorful characters who'll be attending the Gala. My reservation is in regards to our actor friend you've decided to add to the list, I may not hold myself back from asking for an autograph."

"Consider his presence a little cultural exchange between our nations as a few of our shows have been airing among Vedoric's people. But Alex's presence is more of the Old Nobility, in particular Matriarch Claudia's, machinations. In any event, I've already decided on who to send so I hope they be well received."

"Yes, ma'am. I won't keep you from your work."

As the vidcall ends, Hochmeister de La Fille leans back on her chair while staring out the window. She sighs one more time before returning to her work.
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My enemy, my enemy
The thunder's eyes glare
Shining
Tearing apart the layered clouds
The disaster wakes
Lightning indignant
This life is brilliant
Quiet your heart
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Postby Sevevill » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:32 pm

Imperial Seveillian Capitol Building, Seve City.

President Joseph Henry stood in his office overlooking the busy city move around him, with deep staring eyes he poured himself a glass of fine whisky, as he was about to take the first sip a orderly walked into the room in a hurry.

"Sir the king will be arriving in five minutes!" He said as he tried to catch his breath.

"Very good Alexander, any word on the purpose of his visit?" He asked calmly not taking his attention from the window.

"No sir. He just informed us he was on his way moments ago!" The orderly said.

"Well await him outside and have him brought to my office" Joseph said as the orderly closed the door and rushed down the hallway. Moments later the sound of a rather heavyset man walking down the hallway could be heard from afar making their way closer. The King bust the office door open and walked in.

"Joseph! What a pleasure it is to see you my good man!" King Mark Henry said. His booming voice echoing off the wall as he helped himself to a rather large armchair. "Would you mind fetching me one of those while your up?" He said pointing to the glass of whisky clasped in Josephs hand.

"Its always my pleasure Mark!" Joseph said spinning on his heel to pour another glass for the King.

"Well... thankfully... I visit you on lighter terms today. The Royal Family was invited to some form of gala with some of our new friends over in Wendler..." He paused to take a sip of the whisky handed to him by Joseph

"Seems like something right up your ally... So what does this have to do with me?" Joseph said grimly slowly coming to the realization of what was being asked of him...

"Yes... I was getting to that... you politicians think too fast I must tell you! But we are unable to attend that weekend and have instead decided to put you and Mr Swain up to the task of representing the empire... I think you two gentelmen will do fine with that task!" Mark said cheerfully. Swallowing the contents of the glass in one swift chug. "Besides I think it good that the Imperial President goes out and has a little fun! Your no use to the Empire all tensed up!"

"Well yes that does sound like quite the time. It has been awhile since the last time I was able to attend a gala..." He said returning to the window. "I will tell Mr Swain to get his good suit ready."

"Now that's just marvelous!" Mark said as he produced a rather large joint out of the pocket of his fur. "Now would you like to partake a bit? I have just harvested my garden!" He said beaming.
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Postby The JVP » Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:07 am

Admiral Son House, in the royal district

The good Admiral had spent his day running errands, getting his outfit ready, and having lunch with his mother.

Kayla was pretty much spending her day meeting old friends and family, before linking up with Son later on that day.

Back at his mother's place, Son paced out in the pack yard, Cigarette in hand. He was so caught up in his thoughts, that he did not even hear Kayla calling out to him until she touched his shoulder, bringing him back to reality.

"My good Admiral." She said, stepping back a little. " Is everything fine?"

Son looked at her and took a drag of his cigarette. "Why would anything be wrong?" He asked, trying to keep his cool.

"For one you are smoking." She pointed towards the cigarette in his hand.

"And. I'm a grown man. I can smoke if I want to." He said taking another drag, but turning slightly away.

Kayla smirked. "Second, your mother is also watching you." She laughed as she watched him quickly flick the cigarette away and wave the smoke out of the air.

"But really. What is the problem?" She reached out and took his hand. "I'm here to listen."

Son locked eyes with her. "It's Gemma. She has grown so fast." He rubbed his thumb across the knuckles of her fingers. "Guess I'm just not ready to see the young girl who cried into my uniform everything I had to deploy."

Son remembered the night his best friend and father to Gemma died, and he held the small and sleeping Gemma. Her little hand clung to his shirt as she slept.

Since that day, he had become a kind of father figure to her, she would ask for him all the time, and even cry if she could not get on the ship with him.


"Hey." Kayla said, lifting his hands and giving them a kiss. "For not being her biological father, you were a great father to her. Someone she needed, that rock she could really on." She pushed in closer to him and rested her head on his chest. "Now it's time to watch her in this next stage of her life. Think about it. Grand Uncle Son."

"Woman, I don't even want to think about that right now. My Gemma, with babies. Have I grown so old yet." He rubbed Kayla back and kissed the top of her head.

"You'll have some much love to give those kids, they will be so spoiled." She said, listening to his heart beat.

"I know. I know." He said.

The two stood there for a few more minutes, before heading in to get ready for the Gala.
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Postby The JVP » Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:43 am

Seoul, Royal Palace grounds


The venue for this year was moved to the second Royal hall, as the first was being used for some High School Dance. Vivi would have had it moved to the second hall, as she liked the first one better, but Eyona's eyes had this amazement. She looked at the first hall, and Vivi figured it would be a nice feeling for her to have her School's dance there.

regardless, two halls could hold the same amount of people, and were mirror layouts. It was just that this hall had a large tapestry displaying events from the Unification. Plus the central raise for her throne was a few steps higher.

Still, sitting on the eastern half of the Palace compound, the second Royal hall, known as the Kings hall, made for a very nice setting for the night's events.

Flags of guest nations flow high on their poles outside, lining the path to the entrance. Each illuminated by two spot lights.

moving up the stairs and into the dance room, you would be met with another set of stairs that head down to the main dance floor from the main level.

Staying on the main level, to your right leads to the bar, free drinks for the night but you have to buy your own food if you order there.

To the left are a set of smaller rooms, ment for talking away from the much louder dance floor. A set of elevators are also on this side.

Down on the dance floor level you have the large stained wood dance floor, and in the center a raised platform that holds five chairs. A throne which is flanked by two other equally comfortable seats on each side.

When guests walked down, they would be greeted by the sight of High Queen Vivi sitting in her throne, To her left and seated, would be Maryanne, and the Inna to her left.

The seat to Vivi's right was empty, and meant for any guest that came to speak with her to sit, and to the right of that seat, was where Gemma would sit. Giving her space for any would be suitor to approach.

Equally, those wishing to court Inna would still be able to approach her, but would have to contend with the side glances from Maryanne.

Still, the dance floor would have servers walking around with food and drinks, and Valkyries and Knights would also be around. Guarding areas and keeping an eye out for those looking to do harm to any of the guests.

Like last year, any guards that came with foreign delegates would also be asked to join a side party held by the Knights. Those delegates that choose to stay at the housing on the Palace compound, would have their guards mixed in with Royal guards in their area and take shifts in protection of the guest housing.



https://youtu.be/P3rkyVmbfhM


(This opens the Gala for the events of the night. I'll be making over view posts, and posts about things going on around the Gala. If you have questions, please ask in the OOC)
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Postby Unionis Augustinus » Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:29 am

Incheon, Korea

After arriving in Incheon, resting in the nearby Augustinian Base and taking in the sights, the Augustinian diplomatic entourage was on their way to JVP's Royal Gala. The limousine transporting the entourage would take the scenic route from the base to the Royal Palace, giving the guests time to appreciate the sights more.

"No matter how many times I pass through here, Seoul's skyline never ceases to amaze me," said Celeste Irenea.

"I'm glad that you productively spend half the time sightseeing, Celeste," replied Consular Gravis.

"It's part of my job, boss. Besides, we have two first timers here in Korea."

"It is beautiful, the most I've seen is from the base," commented Maria de La Fille.

"Indeed, the scenery is beautiful," commented Alexios Claudia. "Hard to believe that this area was once a battlefield."

"Oh yes, part of your new project, if I am not mistaken. A war drama depicting the Confederation's involvement in JVP's Unification War," said Celeste eagerly. "I can't wait for when it premiers."

"Yes ma'am. I have been cast as the lead role and being here helps me visualize the script a bit more, though to my shame, I am not an actual soldier and I was hoping to get pointers from Miss de La Fille here," replied Alex.

"Maria is fine, Alex. And don't worry, you'll do just fine," replied Maria as she winked at the young man. "What you lack in experience you make up for with your charisma."

"Let's hope that charisma is enough," commented Consular Gravis.

"There you go again being so serious, boss. This night is supposed to be for fun and I'm sure Mister Alex will do just fine. Let us worry about serious business after the Gala," replied Celeste.

"I hate to interrupt but we will be arriving at the Royal Palace momentarily," interrupted the driver as he pulls the limousine towards the entrance.

"Well, shall we?" smiled Maria.

The entourage disembarks from the limousine and sees the elaborate sight of the Royal Palace. Maria was in her blue dress uniform while Celeste was wearing a simple grey designer dress. Alex and Consular Gravis were both wearing designer suits with all of entourage wearing the silver-lined purple sash for diplomatic envoys. Although security was guaranteed by JVP's Knights, Consular Gravis had his Custodi Politica bodyguard unit join the Knights and coordinate protection during the event.
Let Justice Be Done, Though the Heavens Fall.
My enemy, my enemy
The thunder's eyes glare
Shining
Tearing apart the layered clouds
The disaster wakes
Lightning indignant
This life is brilliant
Quiet your heart
Please bear it there

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Postby The JVP » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:42 pm

As the first few guests began to arrive, the que for their entrance was given.

The music playing over the speakers grew quiet, as the orchestra off to the side, began to play.

First was the Queens song, a collection of harps and woodwinds played a soft and gentle melody, but interlaced was the sharp, booming sound of drums and strings. Like many things dealing with the royal crown, this melody was made special for High Queen Vivi. It shows that even as a gentle ruler, she is not to be cross and will dirty her hands if need be.

As the Queen's song played, two Valkyries entered from the back, followed by the royal announcer.

"MAKE WAY FOR THE HIGH QUEEN, HER MAJESTY VIVI VATRIS." He yelled, as the Queen's song grew louder. Those nobles in attendance, stretcher their hands out in front of them, palms down and right hand over left. Bowing their heads at the first sight of Vivi, who was escorted out by MaryAnne. It took the two a couple of minutes to make it to the middle high rise, and for Vivi to take her seat, MaryAnne sitting to her right.

The announcer, giving Vivi a few seconds to look over the room, took a deep breath, before introducing the next person.

"MAKE WAY FOR THE HEIR TO THE PRINCESS HEIR, INNA VALDYDTH '' He yelled as the orchestra began to play what is called Inna's Song. A soft Melody, played mainly on woodwinds and strings.

Inna made her walk in, looking over the room as she did, and nodding to the nobles as she passed by them. When she finally made it to the raised platform, she took her seat next to MaryAnne on her right.

The announcer this time waited a full two minutes after Inna had sat, before making the next announcement.

"MAKE WAY FOR SHE WHO SITS ON THE DAWN THRONE, FOR SHE WHO IS KNOWN AS THE HEART OF THE EMPIRE, THE FIRST OF HER NAME, AND JEWEL OF THE NIGHT. GEMMA VARTIS '' Gemma waited a few seconds, giving the orchestra time to start her song, commonly known as the Jewel, played to dueling harps, woodwinds, and chimes.

As Inna walked out, Vivi and those on the platform stood, as the collection of JVP nobles in the room bowed deeper, some even going to their knees. Gemma pasted them, noting that every noble on their knees was a young male, and she figured these were nobles that would look to court her tonight.

Once on the platform, Gemma took the seat to the left of her sister. As a group, the four women sat down, but turned as the announcer cleared his throat loudly.

"My High Queen, there is one more." He said, face now turning red, as he looked at Vivi.

When Vivi spoke, her voice was soft, yet firm, and relayed a sense of a threat. "And they are."

"Ummm." The man fumbled for his words, as the door opened a little and Admiral Son poked his head out.

"It's me, your High Queen." Son said, before popping back behind the door.

Vivi could only laugh as she rolled her eyes. "Let the Great Admiral have his grand entrance" She announced, knowing it was always a treat when Son showed up to these things.

"Ummm, yes... yes." The Royal Announcer said, before taking a deeper breath. "MAKE WAY FOR THE HERO OF THE YELLOW SEA, FIRST OF THE KNIGHTS OF GEMMA, SECOND OF HIS NAME. KNIGHT ADMIRAL FAVINE SON"

The orchestra began to play a customized version of Snake Eater, from the Metal Gear games, but every time they were to say Snake Eater, they said Admiral Song.
https://youtu.be/sGuFZ_a7RU0


Son walked out from the back, powered walk through the room, stopping in front of every noble man that had prostrated themselves before Gemma, looking them over before moving on to the next.

Gemma took note of the men, if they broke eye contact with the Admiral, then she mentally took notes to not let them approach her tonight.

Vivi, on the other hand, laughed. She remembered when her uncle had done the same thing. Most of the boys then did not even look him in the eye, and she had a good excuse to deny them for the night.

When his song was over, the good Admiral made his way to the platform, and greeted the High Queen.

"Admiral Son, greets his High Queen." He said, bowing before her.

"And I greet You Son." Vivi said, placing a hand on his shoulder. "Please, sit next to Gemma for a second as I speak with our guest tonight." She watched as Son did as he was told, and Vivi rose to her feet and looked over those that had now started to move a little closer.

"Greeting my most honored quests, and welcome to a night a mingling and merriment." She looked around, making sure to look at as many faces as she could. "A few rules for the night. For those of you not a part of my nation, I do not expect you to bow before me. I will take it as a sign of respect, but I do not expect it. Likewise to my countrymen, if you are greeting a foreign ruler, I do expect you to show respect. A slight head bow is enough. To Foreign leaders, you are in my home, among my people. Please treat them with respect. For those wishing to court the fair Princess Gemma or Princess Inna, we have... Let's say... ways about these things." She paused for a second, before speaking again.

"One: Do not approach them unless you make your intentions clear. Two: It is common to be waved off, that does not mean you will be sought out later on. Three: If you are outright rejected, then that is pretty much it." She laughed a little. "These two are not the only ones looking to be courted tonight, many young male and female nobles are also at that age, these types of events are meant for such activities. Be respectful, my Knights will not bat an eye if they have to escort you out. Now, let us all enjoy the night." She took her seat, as those out in the crowd began to mingle amongst themselves. trays with food and drinks started to flow out of the kitchen and between guests.

Back at the platform, a woman made her way up to the group.

"Ah, Kayla." MaryAnne said, directing Vivi's attention towards the Valkyrie that just showed up. "Dear, this is the one I was telling you about. The." MaryAnne put on her best impersonation of Son. "Crazy Amazon woman, that saved be from the other murder amazons." MaryAnne looked to Son and laughed.

Kayla greeted Vivi first, before speaking to MaryAnne.

"Big Sister MaryAnne, you know that is not true. I had to fight many of our sisters just to claim rights to the good Admiral." Kayla looked at Son, who now seemed to have picked up on the conversation and was trying to stop Gemma from listening. "I won the rights to that man, and he is now mine." She laughed, as did MaryAnne and Vivi.

"I should have put another unit with you guys. I feel so bad for Son." Vivi said, looking at the red faced Admiral.

"So this is what has kept you from answering my calls for lunch." Gemma said, now looking at Son.

"No my dear Gemma. Nothing like that... you see." Son began.

"Gemma my dear." Kayla started. "The Admiral thinks about you a lot. To him you are his dear daughter." She laughed. "You should see him when he looks at his name tag. Always so honored to be your first knight." Her and Gemma shared a laugh as Son cleared his throat.

"Woman, please. You say too much." Son quipped at Kayla.

Gemma laughed. "So when is the wedding?" She asked.

The Admiral smirks. "You would think it has already happened." He looked to the grinning Kayla. "As soon as we stepped into my Mother's house, she pulled out the family registry, and had Kayle sign it." Son rolled his eyes. "I must now make a proper woman, out of this Amazon killing machine." Son Flinched as Kayla placed a finger under his chin.

"That's not what you were saying in Ivorystan." She placed a kiss on the blushing Admiral. "I've already made a good man out of you."

Maryanne busted out laughing and turned to Vivi. "He could not stand the whole next day."

"You see my Gemma. Amazon's of death, these women are." He pulled Kayla towards him. "But I found a good one and I wanted to introduce her to you." Son started. "This is Kayla. I wish for your blessings to one day marry this murder Amazon." He felt a pinch on the back of his neck. "I mean, this lovely woman that is not a blood thirsty murder Amazon. Better?" He asked Kayla.

"I'll take it, since you are sweetening the deal." She said,

Gemma looked over to Kayla. "I'll need to have lunch with her first. Get to know her, before I allow her to marry my knight." She smiled at Kayla, who quickly agreed to a lunch date.

After that, the group talked for a few, before Son and Kayla went off to dance.

As they left, Vivi leaned over to Gemma and asked her a question. "What is Son wearing?"

"Something from some high fashion line." Gemma said. "You know he has a sponsor right?"

"Really know." Vivi said, thinking Son was just wearing some random stuff, like he always did to these events. "The Good Admiral is a weird one at times."


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Postby The JVP » Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:05 pm

Even though the night was still young, and guests still flooded into the ballroom. Gemma still felt as if she had been there all night, her line of Suitors seeming to never end.

She did notice that some of those that looked away from Son during his entrance, did not even make it to her line, but instead showed up in Inna's line.

She also noticed that some young female nobles tended to hoover around her side of the platform. Some would perk up and watch her as a noble male, most likely someone they were interested in, approach her. If the man was negatively turned away, then the young female was there to swoop in and take him for herself.

At times Gemma would just look to her side, see if a female noble had an interest in the person she was talking to, and then reject him.

She figured it best for these nobles to find their own love, and not be pawns in their houses games.

But it was not all nobles, sons of young business owners, military officers, and a few Knights. The last two groups were quickly turned away, as Gemma did not want to be courted by those in the services.

Soon, she held her hand up, a sign that she wished to take a small break, and called for a few Valkyries to escort her to the restroom.

Inna on the other hand, seemed to be having a better go at it. Turning away many suitors, but still taking time to talk with most. Still, she knew most would be rejects from Gemma, and she knew her rejects would find some other young lady. Thus was the nature of these types of events. Still, she enjoyed her time.

Elsewhere, Party goes mingled and laughed. Some held this of business, others of partnerships and business alliances. Still others spoke about house unions, futures marriages, and so on.

Still others danced to the music being played. Spinning, laughing, and enjoying the night's events.

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Postby Connori Pilgrims » Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:46 am

Incheon, Korea, JVP Empire

The Connori delegation to the 73rd Gala arrived on Altair Delta, a supersonic transport, with an armed escort that went forward to Osan Air Force Base. They arrived on the night of the Gala; regrettably the schedule of Igetis Espelan had become more hectic, which eliminated the original plan to arrive a night before to give the delegation some breathing time and opportunities to sight-see. The use of Altair Delta was another sign of busy days for the executive leadership of the United Provinces; on more relaxed schedules, Altair Alpha, a more modest subsonic chartered aircraft was the preferred transport.

Upon arrival, they were received by Ambassador Gawain per standard diplomatic protocol, before they departed Incheon International Airport for the Sun Palace. They were already dressed for the occasion, having changed in the Altair Delta upon landing.

"Gawain, it is good to see you again. Thank you for taking care of the arrangements for us, despite the horror of my schedule." said Igetis Espelan, seated in the back row of the diplomatic limo.

"All in a day's work, Igetis. Thank you as well for your confidence in keeping me assigned to represent the United Provinces here with the JVP." replied the ambassador, seated opposite facing her.

"Think nothing of it, you serve the United Provinces well. And you were well recommended", Igetis Espelan gestured to her predecessor, former-Igetis Javier, seated next to Ambassador Gawain together with Lady Karmae, Javier's wife.

"Hey, don't look at me. In the end, you chose to keep him. I just put in a good word. Besides, he is one of our best diplomats." said the former leader of the United Provinces.

"Indeed," chimed Lady Karmae. "Empress Vivi and the Vedoric court are among our most important partners, and Gawain has been quite a charmer with them."

"You flatter me, ma'am."

"Hehe, makes me wonder why you haven't signed up to be among Princess Gemma's suitors", retorted Minister Corvinos, the fifth delegate of the Connori to the Gala.

"With all due respect, dear minister, I put my work before pleasure. Besides she isn't my type. But who knows, maybe she's yours..."

"Haha. Well, I've been briefed that there's a long line for her hand..."

"Hope you've got your cards ready there, Kendrick. Try not to embarrass us." joked Igetis Espelan.

"Hehe, I shall try, ma'am."
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Postby Unionis Augustinus » Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:29 am

Royal Palace, Seoul, Korea

The Royal Gala was in full swing and the Augustinian entourage was enjoying themselves through the food or mingling with the other guests. They were able to witness the bombastic entrance of Queen Vivi, her sisters and Admiral Son. Consular Gravis took note of the nobles, in particular the young men and their gestures towards the royals while Celeste was busy admiring their dresses. After the Vedoric royals took their seats on the platform and the little happening with Admiral Son, the Augustinian entourage, lead by Celeste Irenea, proceeded to introduce themselves to Queen Vivi and the Princesses. The group gave the Queen a polite bow as Celeste began.

"Greetings Your Highness, the Confederation of Augustinian kindly thanks you for the invitation to your prestigious Royal Gala. May I introduce you to my direct superior, Consular Raphael Gravis, with him is the Hochmeister's sister Ploiarchos Maria de La Fille and the young man is breakout-star in the making, Alexios Claudia."

"A pleasure to meet you your majesty, I do hope Ambassador Irenea has been showing you the utmost respect," said Consular Gravis. "Madame Margaret sincerely apologizes for not making it to the Gala, and she offers a gift. A wreathed Gladiolus-crest as a symbol of strength and unity between our nations."

Maria de La Fille then proceeds to offer the crest to the Queen.
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Postby The JVP » Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:12 pm

Kyong and Teimurai

Kyong and Teimurai were running late, and made it to the Gala about 15 minutes after the entrance.

"I hope they don't think we showed up late on purpose." Kyong said, as Teimurai helped him out of the car.

"Babe, don't worry." He passed the keys off to a valet. "Plus, you would think the High Queen would allow you to show up whenever. Given you are providing her with a child." Teimurai laughed, as he watched Kyong flush.

"Don't remind me of that. She insists that I provide her with two. One for her and one for us. But she wishes to only do things." He paused and looked at Teimurai. "Look, let's enjoy the night. You finally have some time away from the ring." He took the Boxers hand into his, pulling him close for a kiss. A camera flashing.

"Hey." Teimurai said, as he watched a guy run away. "Damn journalists." He said, leading Kyong into the party.

Kyoung laughed.

“The Local boxing hero has returned. You should have known they would be looking to take some pictures of you.” Kyong huffed a little. “Granted, we could not really find any private time during our honeymoon, but.” He let a sly smile grace his face. “We’ll have some time tonight after the Gala.”

Teimurai shot Kyong with a knowing glance. “So that’s what's on your mind tonight.” He pulled the writer closer. “Then let us hurry this night up.”

The two walked into the ball room and looked around. The Gala seemed to be in full swing, and a large group of men seemed to be hovering around the central platform. Kyong had to strain his eyes, but he was able to locate Inna.

“Ah, there’s Inna. Her dress looks lovely tonight.” Kyong said, looking over the rest of the ladies on the platform, each stunning in their outfits. “She seems busy, so we’ll go talk to her later.” He said, as the two made their way to the floor below, where the eyes of many female nobles landed on the two.

Even though he had gotten married, and to Teimurai at that, he was still asked to come do many readings, for the noble women of the court. Plus with his new book ‘Electric Love.’ He was getting calls for private readings left and right.

“Ah, Master Kyong, Master Teimurai.” Called a portly businessman, in a nice blue suit. “Such a pleasure to see you two.” They shook the man's hand, and took drinks from a passing server.

“My dear Master Kyong, I’m glad to have run into you tonight.” The Man leaned closer. “The Studio has bought the rights to your newest book. A call should have reached you, but they want you to be the director.” The man stepped back and looked at Kyong. “You made us tons of money on your last movie, a Passion to Fight, and we would be honored to have you back.”

Kyong looked stunned for a second, before feeling the calming hand of Teimurai rest on his back.

“I would be honored, but I’m so busy on my next book.” Kyong looked at the man's face darkend. “But.” Kyong quickly said. “What if I came on as… maybe an aid to the Director, or something. I can also write the script.” He watched the color return to the man's face and figured he said the right words.

“Master Kyong, if you wrote the script, then we would not ask you to do anything else.” The man pulled out his phone. “I need to call the studio right now.” The man rushed off to a quieter area to make his call, and Kyong let out a sigh.

“Seems I just added to my work load.” He said, leaning on Teimurai.

“Nonsense.” Teimurai replied. “Just means your star will keep rising. Let us see.” He tapped his chin. “Multiple award-winning writers, you already have awards for the other movies you did for them. An Oscar right?”

“Stop.” Kyong said.

“Also, you are married to the world's best Super Bantamweight. Who mind you, is one belt away from unifying… again.” He raised a fist in the air as Kyong rolled his eyes.

“Whatever.” Kyong said, putting his empty glass on a table. “Let's go see Inna.”

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Postby The JVP » Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:58 pm

Unionis Augustinus wrote:Royal Palace, Seoul, Korea

The Royal Gala was in full swing and the Augustinian entourage was enjoying themselves through the food or mingling with the other guests. They were able to witness the bombastic entrance of Queen Vivi, her sisters and Admiral Son. Consular Gravis took note of the nobles, in particular the young men and their gestures towards the royals while Celeste was busy admiring their dresses. After the Vedoric royals took their seats on the platform and the little happening with Admiral Son, the Augustinian entourage, lead by Celeste Irenea, proceeded to introduce themselves to Queen Vivi and the Princesses. The group gave the Queen a polite bow as Celeste began.

"Greetings Your Highness, the Confederation of Augustinian kindly thanks you for the invitation to your prestigious Royal Gala. May I introduce you to my direct superior, Consular Raphael Gravis, with him is the Hochmeister's sister Ploiarchos Maria de La Fille and the young man is breakout-star in the making, Alexios Claudia."

"A pleasure to meet you your majesty, I do hope Ambassador Irenea has been showing you the utmost respect," said Consular Gravis. "Madame Margaret sincerely apologizes for not making it to the Gala, and she offers a gift. A wreathed Gladiolus-crest as a symbol of strength and unity between our nations."

Maria de La Fille then proceeds to offer the crest to the Queen.


The arrival of the Augustinian entourage was a welcoming sight for sight for Vivi, who gave a small bow from her seat.


“I greet you.” Vivi said, making brief eye contact with each. “And yes Ambassador Irenea has been a joy to work with, so no worries there Consular Gravis.” Vivi winked at Irenea. “I do fear that maybe she is maybe too caught up in her work, and does not make much time for herself. So I hope she enjoys herself tonight.” Vivi smiled and then turned her attention to the other two.

“The Hochmeisters sister. I welcome you to my country, and hope you get some time to explore around and do some shopping.” She stood to accept the wreathed Gladiolus-crest from Gravis.

“Thank you.” Vivi said, hold up the crest and look it over. “Such fine craftsmen ship.” She handed the crest off to a waiting Valkyrie, who would take it to a safer location.

“You know.” Vivi said, scanning the tapestry on the wall. “My people have not forgotten the sacrifice your nation gave, to help us unit.” She pointed to a sector that showed three flags moving forward, held by three soldiers. One from the JVP, one from Connori, and the last one was of an Augustinian Soldier.

“My Grandfather had this made. Any image depicting a Connori or Augustinian soldier, is said to have been spun in fine gold silk.” She turned back to them. “We can never repay your people for the sacrifice they gave.” Vivi held her arms out, placed her right hand over the left and bowed her head.

“The JVP people thank you.” She raised her head and to her seat.

She then looked at the actor they brought. A strange person to bring before the Queen she thought, before she watched him steal a few glances over to Gemma, who had just returned.

Ah. So the Augustinnians also wish to play the game. Wonderful, she thought.

“Break out star, you say.” Vivi said, now speaking to the Actor. “Tell me Alexios Claudia, what might I have seen that you have been in?” Vivi said, playing coy. She knew who this man was, and she had seen a few of his movies. Plus she had read the background check on him. Started in the Augustinian version of Boys Over Flowers, and was the lead in an upcoming movie about the Unification war.

No, no, Vivi knew much about this young actor, and she knew that Inna would have been over here asking for him to sign something, if she was not busy herself.

She just wanted to see how he would respond to her questions.

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Postby Unionis Augustinus » Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:14 am

The JVP wrote:The arrival of the Augustinian entourage was a welcoming sight for sight for Vivi, who gave a small bow from her seat.


“I greet you.” Vivi said, making brief eye contact with each. “And yes Ambassador Irenea has been a joy to work with, so no worries there Consular Gravis.” Vivi winked at Irenea. “I do fear that maybe she is maybe too caught up in her work, and does not make much time for herself. So I hope she enjoys herself tonight.” Vivi smiled and then turned her attention to the other two.

“The Hochmeisters sister. I welcome you to my country, and hope you get some time to explore around and do some shopping.” She stood to accept the wreathed Gladiolus-crest from Gravis.

“Thank you.” Vivi said, hold up the crest and look it over. “Such fine craftsmen ship.” She handed the crest off to a waiting Valkyrie, who would take it to a safer location.

“You know.” Vivi said, scanning the tapestry on the wall. “My people have not forgotten the sacrifice your nation gave, to help us unit.” She pointed to a sector that showed three flags moving forward, held by three soldiers. One from the JVP, one from Connori, and the last one was of an Augustinian Soldier.

“My Grandfather had this made. Any image depicting a Connori or Augustinian soldier, is said to have been spun in fine gold silk.” She turned back to them. “We can never repay your people for the sacrifice they gave.” Vivi held her arms out, placed her right hand over the left and bowed her head.

“The JVP people thank you.” She raised her head and to her seat.

She then looked at the actor they brought. A strange person to bring before the Queen she thought, before she watched him steal a few glances over to Gemma, who had just returned.

Ah. So the Augustinnians also wish to play the game. Wonderful, she thought.

“Break out star, you say.” Vivi said, now speaking to the Actor. “Tell me Alexios Claudia, what might I have seen that you have been in?” Vivi said, playing coy. She knew who this man was, and she had seen a few of his movies. Plus she had read the background check on him. Started in the Augustinian version of Boys Over Flowers, and was the lead in an upcoming movie about the Unification war.

No, no, Vivi knew much about this young actor, and she knew that Inna would have been over here asking for him to sign something, if she was not busy herself.

She just wanted to see how he would respond to her questions.


After the exchange, the Queen proceeded to express her gratitude by sharing a story behind the Unification War tapestry. Maria was listening intently to the Queen recounting the stories of her grandparents who took part in the Korean Unification War. Whether it was through experiencing something familiar, as soon as Queen Vivi bowed, Maria had to urge to hug the Queen but she restrained herself per protocol.

"You honor me, you Highness," replied Maria as she also bowed in return. "The bonds and alliances between our two nations is something that the Confederation holds dearly. To show this, a goodwill port-call will be arriving in two days at Incheon. I hope that you will take time to visit. Good evening, your Highness."

Maria proceeds to excuse herself to enjoy the rest of the Gala, just then the Queen begins observing Alexios, who was stealing a few glances at Gemma. Alex then gave the Queen a polite bow.

"Miss Irenea tends to exaggerate a little, though my break out role was in Augustinian's version of 'Boys Over Flowers'. I sincerely hoped that my performance as F4's leader was to your liking, your Highness."
Let Justice Be Done, Though the Heavens Fall.
My enemy, my enemy
The thunder's eyes glare
Shining
Tearing apart the layered clouds
The disaster wakes
Lightning indignant
This life is brilliant
Quiet your heart
Please bear it there


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