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  1. Syrixia

    As The Tides Roll Out

    Closing Statement - A Drop In The Ocean 2 Well, here we are. A bit belated, I know, but all good things must come to an end, and now it's this festival's time. TNP Delegate Prydania, in his opening speech, stated that festivals like these connect us with people beyond our regional circles, and...
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    Roleplay Reel #5

    The Ministry of Culture is proud to present the fifth edition of the Roleplay Reel, a bit belated but better than ever! A huge thanks to our writing team of @Highton, @Kasu, @Yamantau Em, and @Haven as always, as well as RP Moderation Consultants @Lotion, @Vapia, @North Timistania, and...
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    Roleplay Reel - Issue 5

    Roleplay Reel - Issue 5 - July 2020 Hi all! I just wanted to make a short statement to announce that the fifth issue of the Roleplay Reel, the second issue of this term, is now out. I sincerely apologize for the extended belatedness of the issue, this being due to a variety of factors, but I...
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    ADITO 2 - Aquarium Transcripts

    A DROP IN THE OCEAN 2 AQUARIUM TRANSCRIPTS Hello all! This is your go-to place to access transcripts for AMAs, post-lecture questions, etc. throughout the festival. This thread will continue to be updated with posts containing said transcripts for public consumption after the events have...
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    ADITO 2 Lecture Schedule

    A DROP IN THE OCEAN 2 LECTURE SCHEDULE Hello all! This is your go-to place to find, ask questions about, and find any updates for the A Drop In The Ocean 2 Lecture Schedule. Said schedule can be found below! Any questions? Feel free to ask a Captain! We hope to see you there!
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    ADITO 2 Writing and Art Contests

    A DROP IN THE OCEAN 2 WRITING AND ART CONTESTS Hello all! This is the central thread for A Drop In The Ocean 2's writing and art contests! The Art Contest is fairly simple: starting with the opening of the festival on August 2, festivalgoers may submit works of drawn art (no photography!) in...
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    The World Expo (IC)

    A DROP IN THE OCEAN 2 THE WORLD EXPO "WELCOME TO THE WORLD EXPO!" said a grand banner at the entrance to the expo hall. Whilst, adjacent to said hall in a conference room, delegates from various national governments were conversing about who knows what, the hall itself was open to the public...
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    The International Conference (IC)

    A DROP IN THE OCEAN 2 THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Delegates from many worlds had come to a singular conference room adjacent to the Expo Hall. It was not entirely certain where this place was, or how they had gotten there. It almost felt like some sort of dream. Despite this, they all shared...
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    A Drop in the Ocean 2: Northern Boogaloo

    Announcement: A Drop in the Ocean 2 Hi all! I'm sure you've seen the Celebration Pavilion subforum that's popped up recently. I'm here to tell you what that's all about. Four years ago, as Minister of Culture, I collaborated with then-Minister of Regional Affairs of the South Pacific Seraph...
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    Announcement: NBS Character Interviews

    Announcement: NBS Character Interviews Greetings to all my compatriots in RP as we near the end of July! As was announced by @Dreadton on behalf of the Ministry of Radio earlier tonight, the Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the Ministry of Radio and its Northern Broadcasting Service...
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    Democracy Day 2020 Kickstarter!

    Democracy Day 2020 - Kickstarter Announcement Hello all! As mentioned here, there will be, as there has been in years past, a Kickstarter to fund the production of Pocket Constitutions and other rewards for Democracy Day 2020! Now, before I begin, as mentioned in the previous thread, an obvious...
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    Happy Democracy Day 2020!

    Democracy Day 2020 - A Brief Address The last time I was Minister of Culture back in 2016, we would make little threads whenever each holiday came, briefly talking about each holiday. At the time it was a novel approach and one that generated a fair amount of conversation. Given time, however...
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    Pataliputra 2020 Odinspyl GROUP B THREAD (Swimming, Wrestling, Equestrian, Martial Arts)

    GROUP B THREAD Welcome to the Pataliputra 2020 Odinspyl Games! This is the thread where results for Group B sports will be posted. In addition, this is the place for posting RP/news posts related to your nation's Group B sports teams. Posting RP or news posts about your teams will increase...
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    Pataliputra 2020 Odinspyl General RP Thread

    "And we're rolling, ma'am." The IBC cameras zoomed in on longtime IBC Nightly News anchor Bharti Shailaja. Perhaps the one of the most trusted faces in Empire and Commonwealth alike, Bharti had served since 1984. She had covered everything through thick and thin; through political crises and...
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    Roleplay Reel #4

    The Ministry of Culture is proud to present the fourth edition of the Roleplay Reel, back at last! A huge thanks to our writing team of @Highton, @Kasu, @Yamantau Em, and @Haven, as well as RP Moderation Consultants @Lotion, @Vapia, @North Timistania, and @Prydania! A link to the primary...
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    Roleplay Reel - Issue 4

    Roleplay Reel - Issue 4 - June 2020 Hi all! I just wanted to make a short statement to announce that the fourth issue of the Roleplay Reel, the inaugural issue of this term, is now out with a brand new format! More information can be found in the Editor's Note at the start of the issue, so I...
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    Minister's Desk

    Monthly Report - Culture - May 2020 About time this thread was re-established! Let's kick it off strong. May was an interesting month. The Ministry has undergone significant organizational changes in the weeks following the election, and we've both organized and prepared for the commencement of...
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    Roll Call - Culture - May 2020

    Roll Call - Culture - May 2020 ROLL CALL! Post below if you'll be able to work in the Ministry of Culture this term or not! Based on the answers and/or lack thereof, I will be pruning the Ministry's rosters. It's paramount that, this term, we have an active, engaged staff that contributes...
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    Opening Statement - Culture - May 2020

    Opening Statement - Culture - May 2020 Guess who? For those of you who don't know me, I'm Syrixia. I've been here in TNP since my founding, over 5 years ago. I'm a longtime member of the RP community, where I started out, but early on I got into the Ministry of Culture too! I was last Minister...
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    Institute for Global Affairs

    After the Fascist Wars, a group of diplomats, financiers, generals, and lawyers concluded that states needed to be better prepared for significant responsibilities and decision-making in world affairs, to ensure a similar war would never happen again. With this in mind, they founded the...
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    The Shishunaga Kinglist

    HERE MAY BE FOUND A COMPLETE LIST OF THE KINGS OF KINGS OF THE SHISHUNAGA EMPIRE, FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE CITY OF SARNATH, TO THE LAST KING OF KINGS, VASASHATTA II, OVER FIVE HUNDRED YEARS LATER. RulerReignCommentsKirta2904 - 2889 BCBecame king of the city of Sarnath, then a small town, at...
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    The Amarna Letters: What Are They and Where Did They Come From?

    This is an essay I wrote recently for my class on Ancient Near Eastern History. It's one of the longest essays I have ever written, at 1607 words - 107 words over the target length of 1500 - and I greatly enjoyed writing it. It's also one of my first serious college essays, so it's definitely a...
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    Vallish Canton Arms Dump

    Me and some of the lads are gonna be collaborating on making Vallish cantonal coats of arms. We're gonna dump what we make here.
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    The Meru Pact

    THE MERU PACT The Meru Pact is is an intergovernmental military and economic alliance created for the preservation of peace, security, stability, and cooperation in the Craviter-Collandris region. The Meru Pact is based in the city of Merunagar, Syrixian Empire. MEMBER STATES: Syrixian Empire...
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    Foreign Policy Poll Results

    Last Sunday I introduced a poll about foreign policy philosophies to see which one was the most popular. I've finally got around to tallying the results! First, some definitions: National Sovereigntism (NatSov): An inward-looking philosophy, invoking nationalism and a rejection of foreign...
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    Half a Decade: My Thoughts

    Dear TNP, Here we are. Half a decade. Five years. I apologize if this isn't the right place to make this kind of thread, but I didn't want to say nothing at all; and I know I made a thread for a previous milestone, though I can't seem to find it. And yes, I know this is late, but in my defense...
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    A Lion in the Night

    Rajat Mirpuri had a worried look on his face. Amongst the personnel within the upper echelons of the State Department, he had always been on the more reserved end of the spectrum within said group. "I am telling you, Diwan Sahab Ji, it will be a very risky endeavor." he said. "What will this...
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    Roleplaying Non-Western Cultures

    ROLEPLAYING NON-WESTERN CULTURES Written and Drafted by SyrixiaHello! My name is Syrixia. I am one of TNP’s two Deputy Ministers of Culture and an RPer in the world of Eras, the primary setting of TNP’s Forum RP. It’s a modern-tech, realistic (mostly) world of vibrant cultures and complicated...
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    Mark Hellstrand

    Full Name: Mark Hellstrand Age: 68 Religion: Laurenist Messianism Occupation: Member of the Vårtinget (MV) for Versør's 3rd Electoral District; Leader of the Federalist Party Education: Master's degree in Political Science/Bachelor's degree in Business Management; Draanikaarus University...
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    The Lion and the Stag

    Wednesday Pataliputra, Syrixian Empire The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting was a resounding success. However, the Empire's bimillennial extravaganza was far from over. Next, for the Emperor, were the meetings with delegations from various nations. He was not obliged by any means to...
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